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Armand and Michaela Denis On Safari: The Giant Watusi

Armand and Michaela journey to Ruanda, the home of the giant Watusi people. There they visit a native law-court, a school of sculpture, and watch the Watusi dancers. During the programme some new pets are introduced -Voodoo the vulture, with Jackie and Marilyn, the monkeys.
(Previously televised on Mar. 29, 1957)
Light Programme


Switch on the off-beat circuit with COLIN HAMILTON for news, views, comments and the best on record plus
Script by Tony Aspler
BBC One London


A preview of some future television broadcasts for Schools and Colleges. Programmes today and tomorrow are from series for Primary Schools. Series for Secondary Schools will be shown next Tuesday and Wednesday
1.45 WATCH!
A programme from this weekly series for six-year-olds
Introduced by ROSANNE HARVEY Produced by HELEN NICOLL
Facts into Pictures
Names, pets, pop groups, and shoe sizes: the programme shows how graphs can bring to life facts and figures collected by children. Introduced by Jim BOUCHER Produced by DAVID ROSEVEARE
BBC Two England


How to live with animals and look after them
Introduced by Di Fisher with Stanley Dangerfield and Peter West
When the Queen visited the Three Counties Show at Malvern Wells, she watched the judging of the Pembroke Welsh Corgis, which for more than thirty years have had a special place in the life of the Royal Family. There were more corgis on show at Malvern this year than any other breed of dog. Is it royal patronage that makes them popular? Is the corgi an ideal dog for the home? What happens to a working dog like the corgi or labrador when it is bred as a domestic pet? Research:
Stanley Dangerfield , Suzanne Baker
Director, MARY DAVID
BBC Two England

The Natural World

The Year of the Rat
Rats - should we like them? Some people hate and despise these rodents. As the Chinese Year of the Rat draws to a close, down on the farm the rats' year goes on. Resourceful and adaptable, these successful invaders have enjoyed our unwitting hospitality for over two centuries.
But this Jekyll and Hyde of animals challenges our prejudices. Is it not also an attractive pet, and a clever animal; and don't we all owe our lives to the rat as a tool of research into good health? This animal opportunist should be watched - even from behind your chair.... Narrated by Barry Paine Photography PETER SMITHSON Film editor CHARLES ALDRIDGE Produced by BARRY PAINE Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol
BBC One London

Gentle Ben

with Dennis Weaver and Clint Howard A series about the adventures of Mark and his gentle pet, the giant bear called Ben.
Survival in the Swamp
Mark and Ben are watching when two escaped convicts threaten Tom Wedloe with a gun. Together, the boy and bear cross the swamps to fetch help. Produced by GEORGE SHERMAN
BBC One London

The Animals Roadshow

with Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy
Is the dolphin truly the St Christopher of the sea, capable of developing a real bond with humans? Why has the ancient Persian sport of polo earned such royal approval? How can pets make people healthier?
Desmond and Sarah report from the royal borough of Windsor on some of the remarkable relationships between people and the animals in their lives.
Desmond meets the smiling dog of the Urals and the curly dog from Europe which outsmarts its American opposition. And he discovers a common bond between
Buffalo Bill and Jean Rook of the Daily Express. Sarah welcomes the animal kingdom's version of Esther Rantzen. She also watches the Prince of Wales lead his polo team to victory and learns from his polo manager. Major Ronald Ferguson , of the joys and risks of the sport. Research
0 FEATURE page 14
BBC Two England

Now - Something Else - Again

Warning: this may cause acute amusement. If affected, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or mutilate domestic pets while watching this programme. Some scenes may include explicit 'jokes', and are not suitable for anyone of a 'thick-as-two-planks' disposition.
Featuring Rory Bremner with Sara Crowe , John Dowie Steve Steen , Jim Sweeney Written by BARRY CRYER JOHN DOWIE , GUY
BBC Radio 4 FM

Short Story

The Snail-Watcher by Patricia Highsmith. Mr Knoppert enjoys his hobby of snail-watching.
But one day his pets begin to get out of hand.... Read by John Webb. Producer Jocelyn Boxall
BBC One London

Animal Hospital Live

After the success of Hospital Watch, now follows Animal Hospital
Live. It is coming from the RSPCA's Sir Harold Harmsworth
Memorial Hospital in Holloway, North London, every day this week until Friday.
Funded entirely by the RSPCA, the Harmsworth provides animal treatment for owners who cannot afford private veterinary fees. It is staffed by a dedicated team of veterinary surgeons and nurses who tend a constant stream of accident victims, pets with major surgical diseases, strays and even wild animals.
Linda Bryans (of BBC 1 's Here and Now) and Rolf Harris, who report from inside the hospital, say they are well prepared. "This is the unpredictability of TV with live animals. If it goes wrong you can't do it again, "says Harris.
(For further information about the Harmsworth Hospital, phone free on 0208 [number removed].
BBC One London

Animal Hospital On the Hoof

In the return of the six-part series about sick animals,
Rolf Harris and the team swap cats and dogs for rhinos, giraffes and lions at Whipsnade Wild Animal
Park, where the vets and keepers must be prepared to deal with every ailment imaginable. See today's choices.
Series producer John Groom ; Executive producer
SarahHargreaves Stereo ♦ See This Week: page 12
BBC One London

Animal Hospital

The series about the vets and patients from the RSPCA's Harmsworth Hospital. Tonight, reporter Shauna Lowry finds out what it takes to make an RSPCA inspector, as new recruits face some tough tests as part of their emergency training. Presented by Rolf Harris. See today's choices.
Producer Helen Thomas ; Series producer John Groom
* Spotlight on Shauna Lowry : page 9
BBC One London

Big Kids

Dad turns into a kid while watching the football, but Mum transforms on the way to a pet shop - and Sarah has to find her.
Written by Carol Noble Repeated next
Sunday on BBC2 (S) (W)
BBC Two England


Ends 1.05.

Rain does not hamper fun on the Roundabout. (R) (S)

7.20 Snorks
Animated underwater adventures. (R) (S)

7.45 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
More fun with the private eye who helps animals. (R) (S)

8.10 Moomin
Moomin Papa tells of his escape from an orphanage. (R) (S)

8.35 Dennis the Menace
Fun and good-natured trouble with the boy in the striped jumper. (R) (S)

9.00 Xchange
The programme sees a snake collection in Portsmouth and visits a CD factory in Swindon. (S) (W)

9.25 The Roswell Conspiracies
Mab dispatches two bull-headed Minotauri bounty hunters and a Cerberus parahound after the head of Blaze. (R) (S)

9.45 Custer's Last Stand-Up
Episode written by Brian Lynch.
In the eighth part of the weekday drama, Dallas and Jamie help an old-time top comic to rebuild his career.
Cast on Friday (R) (S) (W)

10.15 Rotten Ralph
Sarah decides that it is time that Ralph got back in shape. (R) (S)

10.25 The Really Wild Show Wildest Hits
Howie Watkins meets some greedy gannets, while Janice Acquah spots urban creatures. (S)

10.50 The Raccoons
Capers in the Evergreen Forest. (R) (S)

11.15 The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends
Animated version of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs Tittlemouse. (R) (S)

11.45 Teletubbies
Tinky Winky watches some children feed baby penguins, and there is time for a dance before Tubby Bye-Bye. (R) (S)

12.10 Tweenies
Bella, Milo, Fizz and Jake dress up as pirates and sail the seven seas in search of treasure. (R) (S) (W)

12.30 Charlie Chalk
Trader Jones wants to make a feast. (R)

12.45 Brum
More fun with the little car living in a museum. (R)

1.00 Yoho Ahoy!
Poop and Booty find a new way to clean the deck. (R) (S)
BBC CD Rom: available for PC. £19.99
BBC Two England

Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.20 Hands Up BSL (ages 9-11) SEN Literacy - Fantastic Mr Fox
(part 2) 9435100 10.35 Watch (ages 5-7) Celebrations -
Hinduism 3881723 10.50 The Way Things Work (ages 7-9) Fun at the Fair 3879988 11.05 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 6-7)
Toys - Hoops-a-Daisy
11.20 Focus (ages 9-11)
Citizenship: Think about It - The Truth about Pets
BBC Two England

Malcolm in the Middle

New series The offbeat American sitcom starring
Frankie Muniz embarks on its fifth season.
Vegas. The whole family come along for the ride when Reese and Dewey's pet rabbit is entered in a competition in Las Vegas.
7.35 Watching the Baby. Hal and the boys offer to give Lois a break from taking care of baby Jamie.
Fist shown Sky One
BBC Two England

Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated
10.30 Watch (ages 5-7) Barnaby Bear. 4676213 10.45 Something Special (ages 4-7) Pets.
4671768 11.00 Hands Up! (ages 7-11) The Chronicles of Narnia: the Magician's Nephew. 9376805 11.15
Numbertime (ages 6-7) Addition and Subtraction.
BBC Two England

Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated
10.30 What? Where? When? Why?: Pets and Animals
(ages 6-7)

10.45 Something Special: What I Like
(ages 4-7) (SL)

11.00 Razzledazzle: Dennis the Donkey
(ages 4-5)

11.20 BBC Primary Geography: Postcards from Bangladesh
(ages 7-11)

11.30 Pathways of Belief: Judaism
(ages 7-9)

11.45 Watch: Celebrations
(ages 5-7)
BBC Two England

CBBC: Level Up

Animal expert Peter has advice on caring for pets and helps out at London Zoo. Plus, gardening tips, dog training and Tom's bid to become a holiday rep.
Digital viewers can watch a foundering cricket club get advice from the experts
BBC One London

Live 8 - What a Difference a Day Made

A year ago today, as the Make Poverty History campaign gathered pace, a series of mega-concerts aimed to persuade the leaders of the G8 to help give Africa a brighter future. U2, Madonna, Green
Day, Paul McCartney , Robbie Williams , Coldplay, the Who and Pink Floyd were among the performers.
Producer Jill S Sinclair ; Exec producers Richard Curtis , Bob Gektof Bob Geldof answers One Final Question: page

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