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Ends 9.00.

Rotten Ralph
Who will remember Ralph's birthday?

7.10 Smurfs' Adventures
An imposter poses as a king.

7.35 The Scooby-Doo Show
The gang are invited aboard a ship called the Sea Prowler.

8.00 CBBC at the Fame Academy
Talent school update. Further coverage on CBBC channel

8.05 Blue Peter
Children's magazine. Shown last Friday. BBC1

8.30 Round the Twist
Bronson falls in love with a sculpture.

: CBeebies

Ends 10.50.

Teletubbies Everywhere
Children blow bubbles in Korea. Repeated at 1pm

9.10 Fimbles
Fimbo finds the moon. Shown last Friday on BBC1

9.30 Brum
The little car chases thieves.

9.40 The Story Makers
Rossetti, Jelly and Jackson put on a show in the library.

10.00 Tweenies
The friends learn about winter. www.bbc.co.uk/tweenies

10.20 Teletubbies
The cuddly gang learn Ring-a-Roses.
Teletubbies magazine: £1.40

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Code Calling (Deciphering New Words) 8895879
11.05 Numbertime (ages 6-7) Addition and Subtraction - Patterns of Subtraction
11.20 Words and Pictures (ages 6-7) Phonics Year 2-Aw/au/ augh 4767121
11.35 Watch (ages 5-7) Time Treasures - Guy Fawkes 8851850
11.50 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) The Highland Clearances - Before the Clearances [number removed]
12.10 Music Makers (ages 7-9) Professor Allegro's World of Music -In the Mountains (Pitch)
Including, at 11.00 Two Minutes' Silence

: Working Lunch

Finance and business news. To celebrate Design in Business Week, this week's shows come live from five venues around the country. Today, Rotherham.

: CBeebies

Ends 1.10.

Teletubbies Everywhere
Children blow bubbles in Korea. Shown at 9am

: A River Somewhere

Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch fish for trout in Wyoming.


Unknown: Tom Gleisner
Unknown: Rob Sitch

: Doctor in Distress

Comedy starring Dirk Bogarde, Samantha Eggar and James Robertson-Justice.
Dr Simon Sparrow diagnoses that Sir Lancelot Spratt has fallen in love. Review page 64.
Director Ralph Thomas (1963, PG)


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Samantha Eggar
Unknown: James Robertson-Justice
Director: Ralph Thomas

: News

: Regional News

(Digital: BBC London News); Weather

: Escape to the Country

A large animal-loving family plan to move from London's Earls Court to Oxfordshire.
Series editor Kate Roberts


Editor: Kate Roberts

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery contest. 6043411.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: The Simpsons

Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily. Welfare workers seize the Simpson children.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Baby Comes Out. Vivian's baby is overdue. Another episode is on Thursday at 6.20pm

: Farscape

John Quixote. Chiana and Crichton are plunged into a disturbing game world. www.bbc.co.uk/cult/farscape


Unknown: John Quixote.

: Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments

Celebrating Britain's great building and engineering feats. Houses and Palaces. Dibnah casts his eye over British bricks and mortar, from humble terraces in Beamish, Durham, to the grandeur of Hampton Court Palace.
Director/Producer David Hall


Producer: David Hall

: University Challenge

A place in the second round is up for grabs as Birkbeck College, London, take on Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Peter Gwyn


Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: What the Stuarts Did for Us

Innovations from the Stuart era come under the spotlight. Newe Worldes. Adam Hart-Davis considers the invention of the microscope, diving bell and telescope, all of which gave a dramatic insight into previously hidden worlds, and inspired a new genre - science fiction. Last in the series. Producer Paul King ; Series producer Paul Bradshaw www.bbc.co.uk/history/programmes/tudors_stuarts


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Paul King
Producer: Paul Bradshaw

: Comedy Night

Never Mind the Buzzcocks
With guests Jean-Jacques Burnel, Nick Carter, Nicholas Parsons and Mike Wilmot.
Director Paul Wheeler , Producers Simon Bullivant and Warren Prentice

9.30 TLC
A newly qualified junior doctor fights to stay awake during his first shift, in the first of a new six-part comedy set in the corridors of South Middlesex hospital.
Written by Fintan Coyle ; Produced by David Tyler and Geoff Posner ;
Directed by Geoff Posner The best medicine?: page 27

10.00 I'm Alan Partridge
Steve Coogan returns as inane broadcaster Alan Partridge in a new six-part series. The Talented Mr Alan. After losing his TV show and suffering a breakdown, the resilient celebrity makes his comeback helming the third best slot on Radio Norwich.
Written by Peter Baynham , Steve Coogan and Armando Iannucci
Producer/director Armando Iannucci Repeated Tuesday at 11pm on BBC Choice [Web Address Removed] BBC SHOP: series one video, £12.99; DVD. £19.99, released 18 November. available to pre-order from [Web Address Removed]
Something funny on TV: page 26; Face of the Week: page 73


I'm Alan Partridge 10.00pm BBC2

We've had some fabulous comedies in recent months - Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, The Office, The League of Gentlemen - and now here's another diamond, the return of the monstrously self-centred Alan Partridge.
Five years after a BBC executive died just as he was about to sign Partridge (Steve Coogan) to front a TV talk show, we find him back at Radio Norwich. At first it seems the intervening years might have been kind. Partridge has "the third-best slot on Radio Norwich, I do a military-based quiz show for cable TV called Skirmish and I've got a girlfriend." But there have been problems. Partridge was, as he puts it, "clinically fed-up for two years", a condition that manifested itself in his driving to Dundee barefoot.
At least he's no longer living in a Travel Tavern. In fact, he's having a house built, although he and his Ukrainian girlfriend Sonja (Amelia Bullmore) have to live in a caravan while the work is done.
So although Partridge's fortunes have improved, the man himself is still as loathsome and morally bankrupt as ever, and he's learnt nothing about humility. And thank goodness for that.
Coogan is brilliant, the script is sharp, and it's a great half-hour. But you may find yourself distracted by a desperately intrusive and thoroughly superfluous laughter track. (Alison Graham)

Something funny on TV: page 26 Face of the Week: page 73

TLC 9.30pm BBC2
A laughter track might have come in handy here to indicate that this is, in fact, a comedy. The cast, including The League of Gentlemen's Reece Shearsmith, Alexander Armstrong of Armstrong and Miller and the ever-splendid Richard Griffiths, is excellent, but the laughs in this hospital-set sitcom are few. There's too much obvious slapstick, and TLC is just not black enough. (Alison Graham)

The best medicine?: page 27


Unknown: Jean-Jacques Burnel
Unknown: Nick Carter
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Mike Wilmot.
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producers: Simon Bullivant
Producers: Warren Prentice
Written By: Fintan Coyle
Produced By: David Tyler
Produced By: Geoff Posner
Directed By: Geoff Posner
Written By: Peter Baynham
Written By: Steve Coogan
Written By: Amiando Iannucci
Dr Flynn: Reece Shearsmith
Dr Noble: Alexander Armstrong
Mr Ron: Richard Griffiths
Staff Nurse Judy: Georgia MacKenzie
Sister Hope: Llewella Gideon
The Chaplain: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Sid: Tom Watt
Terry: Benedict Wong
Alan Partridge: Steve Coogan
Lynn: Felicity Montagu
Michael: Simon Greenall
Sonja: Amelia Bullmore
Dave Clifton: Phil Cornwell
Headmaster: Andrew Burt

: Newsnight

Analysis of the news, with Kirsty Wark.
Editor George Entwistle


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.
Editor: George Entwistle

: Network East Late

Actor Vincent Ebrahim and film director Shekhar Kapur guest on a new run of the Asian entertainment show. With Rajesh Mirchandani and Laila Rouass. Director Robert Davies ; Producer Sangita Manandhar


Unknown: Vincent Ebrahim
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Unknown: Rajesh Mirchandani
Unknown: Laila Rouass.
Director: Robert Davies
Producer: Sangita Manandhar

: Back to the Floor

Behind Bars. The director-general of the Prison Service spends a week as a guard.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University
12.30 Ever Wondered? 2509909
12.45 Personal Passions 2597164
1.00 Ever Wondered?
1.30 Art - Question of Style
Secondary Schools
2.00 Languages: Isabel
4.00 Buongiorno Italia! (parts 13-14);
French on a Plate Brittany
5.00 New Ways of Learning
Open University
6.00 Water is for Fighting Over
6.30 Modem Monks

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