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: CBeebies: Tikkabilla

Then Tweenies Songtime

: CBBC: Watch My Chops

Romeo is spooked.

: CBBC: The Batman

Followed by Prank Patrol Pocketsize (Revised rpt)

: CBBC: Raven: the Secret Temple

Four warriors compete.

: CBBC: SMart

With guest presenter Michael "Abs" Absolom.


Guest presenter: Michael "Abs" Absolom

: Animal Park

Meeting lions with a taste for endangered zebra, and a giraffe that's fond of nuts.

: Olympics 2008

Almost seven hours of continuous coverage from Beijing gets under way. First off it's down to the swimming pool and the women's 100m backstroke heats, men's 200m freestyle heats, women's 100m breaststroke heats, men's 100m backstroke heats, women's 400m freestyle heats and the men's 4x freestyle heats.
Plus there's more boxing action from the Beijing Workers' Gymnasium featuring the lightwelter and welterweight divisions, and also news of the women's 53kg and men's 56kg weightlifting events.
At 2.30 the women's hockey competition starts with a match to savour: Great Britain take on Germany. At 3.30 Andy Murray gets his first taste of Olympic competition in the tennis, while at 4.10 Britain's gymnastics team will be hoping to advance to Wednesday's final.
And at 5.00 the men's basketball event sees the eagerly awaited clash between the USA and China. Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
Digital viewers can press red for alternative Olympic coverage. See RT's comprehensive guide on pages 38/39 Olympic watch: page 36 www.radiotimes.com/olympics


Unknown: Andy Murray

: An Otter in the Family

Charlie attempts to keep the otter amused.

: Earth: the Power of the Planet

2/5. Atmosphere. Dr lain Stewart explores the Earth's atmosphere and how this protective layer provides the oxygen we depend on every day.
Director/Producer Annabel Gillings

: Dragons' Den

3/8; series six. Pitches include a device to prevent motorists filling up their diesel cars with petrol.
Shown last Monday

: Top Gear

Racing-flavoured highlights from the tenth series, including a showdown between an RAF jet and the super-fast Bugatti Veyron.
Executive producer Andy Wilman
Blogs and photo galleries at [web address removed]


Unknown: Bugatti Veyron.
Producer: Andy Wilman

: Long Way Round

6/7. A wide, partially frozen river, traversed by a bridge that's collapsed in the middle, is the next hazard Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman encounter as their quest continues. Two even more difficult crossings later, a flight to Alaska leaves both bikes damaged - but at least there's time to relax and have a look at the wildlife.
Executive producers David Alexanian, Charley Boorman, Russ Malkin and Ewan McGregor Repeated on Wednesday at 11.20pm First shown on Sky One


Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Unknown: Charley Boorman
Producers: David Alexanian
Producers: Charley Boorman
Unknown: Russ Malkin
Unknown: Ewan McGregor

: Britain from Above

New series 1/3. The City. Britain is seen from a whole new perspective in this companion show to the BBC1 series at 9pm, which begins with the transformation of London. This film tracks the changes wrought by five years of bombing in the Second World War and shows how a smog-ridden industrial city has been transformed into an upwardly mobile, rapidly changing hub of finance. Director Nic Young Signed Rpt on Friday at 2.35am Behind the scenes: page 8

: The John Akii-Bua Story: an African Tragedy

At the Munich Olympics of 1972, Ugandan John Akii-Bua won a gold medal in the 400m hurdles, setting a new world record. Returning home, he never found prosperity in a country blighted by Idi Amin's murderous regime, which targeted people from Akii-Bua's tribe. In 1979 he fled to Kenya.
This film illustrates the pinnacle of achievement and the chasms of human experience.
Director/Producer Dan Gordon


Unknown: Idi Amin
Producer: Dan Gordon

: Day of the Dead

Visceral horror starring Lori Cardille, continuing director George A Romero's Living Dead series. A group of people hiding in an underground bunker try to domesticate flesh-eating zombies. Review p48. (1985, 18)


Unknown: Lori Cardille
Director: George A Romero

: Sign Zone

Signed. Repeats are not indicated.
1.40 Lost Land of the Jaguar 1/3. A team of explorers go in search of the elusive jaguar.
2.40 Holby City Abra tells Kyla what happened.
3.40 Celebrity MasterChef Linda Robson, Denise Lewis and Mark Moraghan compete.


Unknown: Linda Robson
Unknown: Denise Lewis
Unknown: Mark Moraghan

: The Super League Show

Leeds Rhinos v Bradford Bulls. Shown at 3.55pm on BBC1 North
Watch highlights again over the next seven days, after 8.40am, at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

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