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: CBBC: Arthur

: CBBC: Jackie Chan Adventures

Agent Tag on a mission.

: CBBC: The Story of Tracy Beaker

A game of dares soon gets out of hand.


Writer: Elly Brewer

: CBeebies Birthdays; followed by Balamory

Who is making a big mess?


Writer: Wayne Jackman

: CBeebies: Gordon the Garden Gnome

Chief Gnome's weather predictor machine is activated.

: CBeebies: Pablo the Little Red Fox

Who will rescue Fromage?

: The New Adventures of Superman: Smart Kids

Mutated children attempt to take control of the adult world.

: Thunderbirds: Vault of Death

An employee is trapped and suffocating in a Bank of England vault.

: Top Cat

Benny fits the description of a missing heir.

: The Munsters

Herman's Sorority Caper. Herman has hiccoughs. (BW)

: Bachelor Knight

Celebrating the centenary of Myrna Loy's birth, this madcap comedy sees her starring alongside Cary Grant and Shirley Temple. Bored with the "callow youths" that surround her, a teenager fixes her sights on an attractive teacher.
Review page 51. (1947 U) (BW)
(Cary Grant and Myrna Loy in "Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House" tomorrow 1.30pm)


Director: Irving Reis
Margaret: Myrna Loy
Dick: Cary Grant
Susan: Shirley Temple

: Country Cops

A wanted man is pursued in a dramatic car chase.

: Flog It

Valuations in Bristol.

: World Athletics

Four more world titles are up for grabs this evening as Sue Barker presents live coverage of day six from Helsinki. With contributions from
Michael Johnson , Colin Jackson and Jonathan Edwards.
4.35 Men's pole vault final
4.40 Men's 5,000m round one
5.25 Women's 200m semi-finals
5.50 Women's 400m hurdles semi-finals
6.00 Men's triple jump final. After elevating himself into the world's elite this summer will Britain's Nathan Douglas be able to secure a championship medal?
6.20 Men's 800m round one
7.10 Women's 100m hurdles final
7.30 Men's 110m hurdles semi-finals
8.05 Men's 200m final. Britain's Christian Malcolm has shown superb form this year, but he faces a formidable American contingent including defending champion John Capel and Olympic 100m and 200m champions Justin Gatlin and Shawn Crawford. INTERACTIVE: digital viewers can access a medals table and a rolling news service during broadcasts only
Live coverage in Sport on 5 at 5.20pm on Radio 5 Live


Unknown: Sue Barker
Unknown: Michael Johnson
Unknown: Colin Jackson
Unknown: Jonathan Edwards.
Unknown: Nathan Douglas
Unknown: John Capel
Unknown: Justin Gatlin
Unknown: Shawn Crawford.

: Talking Landscapes

Aubrey Manning explores the Cairngorms in search of the Caledonian forest and uncovers the Victorian secret at the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
Executive producer Richard Reisz


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Richard Reisz

: Extras

4/6. Andy gets his big break working with Les Dennis.
[web address removed]
One to watch - Stephen Merchant: page 55; The Inside Story: page 96

The Inside Story: Les Dennis adds his name to Extras' (9.00pm BBC2) roll call of celebrity punch-bags with his self-deprecating turn as a panto diva. Dennis himself has been appearing in pantomimes for over 20 years, starring alongside comedy partner Dustin Gee in many of his early roles. Sadly, Gee suffered a fatal heart attack during a 1986 run of Cinderella. "I'd lost not only a partner, but a very good friend," said Dennis, who decided the show must go on. "I went back on stage the next day and marvellous Jim Bowen stepped into Dustin's role."

Pick of the Day: There's magic in Les Dennis's performance as a lonely, deluded Aladdin in Extras

Comedy of the Week: Extras 9.00pm BBC2
I'm sure it's terribly commendable that the stars featured in Extras are prepared to poke brutal fun at their own images. But why anyone would wish to strip themselves emotionally and physically bare to the extent Les Dennis does here is anyone's guess.
Dennis plays himself as a lonely, deluded and monstrously shallow egomaniac who rings the "Spotted" section of a celebrity magazine to report made-up sightings of himself, while dating a two-timing, grasping blonde who's half his age.
He's brilliant, of course, and there are many moments of almost unbearable tragicomedy when you might wish to bury your head in your hands. Dennis is Aladdin in a ropey provincial pantomime and there's an extraordinary sequence with him on stage during a performance when you have to remember you're watching a comedy called Extras and not Death of a Salesman.
Small moments are touched by brilliance - including co-writer/director Ricky Gervais playing an excruciatingly, inappropriately camp genie. There are many laughs, but it's the frighteningly astute observations of thwarted lives and disappointed ambitions that live long in the memory. (Alison Graham)

Stephen Merchant, One to Watch: page 55


Writer/Director: Ricky Gervais
Writer/Director: Stephen Merchant
Producer: Charlie Hanson
Andy Millman: Ricky Gervais
Maggie Jacobs: Ashley Jensen
Andy's agent: Stephen Merchant
Les Dennis: null Himself
Bunny: Gerard Kelly
Lizzie: Rebecca Gethings
Barry: Shaun Williamson
Simone: Nicky Ladanowski
Lizzie's mum: Linda Beckett
Wishy Washy: Stephen Swift
Dancer: Stuart Ramsay
Drunk woman: Kate Smith
Old friend: Susan Scott
Francesca: Francesca Martinez
Staff member: Joanna Burnett

: The Catherine Tate Show

4/6. Nan has a few choice words for her grandson's girlfriend, Victoria makes a memorable wedding speech, and will Lauren regret getting a new tattoo? Director Gordon Anderson ; Producer Geoffrey Perkins


Director: Gordon Anderson
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: Absolute Power

4/6. The Nation's Favourite. A Saudi businessman wants to buy British Airways - can Prentiss and McCabe help? James Fox and Phillip Schofield guest-star.
Writer Guy Andrews ; Producer Paul Schlesinger
Director Tristram Shapeero Postponed from 21 July


Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Guy Andrews
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Director: Tristram Shapeero
Charles: Stephen Fry
Martin: John Bird
Jamie: James Lance
Alison: Zoe Telford
Nick: Nicholas Burns
Cat: Sally Bretton
Reza: Silas Carson
Gerald Thurnham: James Fox
Lionel Blackmore: Robert Duncan
Phillip Schofield: Himself
Jonathan Crossman: Timothy Bentlnck

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: A Digital Picture of Britain: BBC4 on BBC2

3/6. Scotland and Northern Ireland. Subjects include the Scottish Highlands, the city of Belfast, a venison processing plant, Scottish anglers at work, and the Harland and Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built. Producer John Mullen ; Executive producer Basil Comely


Producer: John Mullen

: Landscape Mysteries - The Tower People of Shetland

A probe into the origins of the stone towers that once dominated the landscape of Shetland.


Director/Producer: Martin Mortimore

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

Open University/General Interest Repeats not indicated.
2.00 Alternative Takes Short films.

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