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: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

There's a rat in the cafe.

: CBeebies: Ethelbert the Tiger

The cub meets a tarantula.

: CBeebies: Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!

The gang learns to sing.

: CBeebies: In the Night Garden

Makka pakka hands out gifts.

: See Hear

Deaf man Oliver Westbury's quest to reach the South Pole. With voiceover.


Unknown: Oliver Westbury

: The Pre-Budget Report

Andrew Neil presents as Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling makes his statement live to the House of Commons.


Presenter: Andrew Neil

: Snooker

Live coverage of the UK championship from the Telford international Centre, featuring the opening sessions of the first two quarter-finals. introduced by Rishi Persad, Steve Davis and John Parrott, with commentary from Dennis Taylor, Willie Thorne, previous winner John Virgo, and Ken Doherty.
Digital viewers can press red to see live coverage from a choice of tables (one on Freeview) from 2pm until the end of play


Introduced By: Rishi Persad
Introduced By: Steve Davis
Introduced By: John Parrott
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Ken Doherty.

: Escape to the Country

Properties in the East Riding of Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire. (R)

: Celebrity Eggheads

3/10. Dermot Murnaghan hosts a special edition featuring Jenni Trent Hughes, Helen Lederer, Indira Joshi , Dillie Keane and Kim Woodburn.


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Unknown: Jenni Trent Hughes
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Indira Joshi
Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Kim Woodburn.

: Strictly Come Dancing:It Takes Two

How the contestants are shaping up for Saturday.
Producer Joanna Larmer ; Series Producer Jayne Stanger


Producer: Joanna Larmer
Producer: Jayne Stanger

: Snooker

The first two UK championship quarter-finals reach their conclusions this evening, with a maximum of nine frames to decide who progresses to the last four. This time last year Marco Fu defeated Joe Perry 9-7 while Shaun Murphy had an easier passage to the semis with a 9-3 win over Stephen Lee.
Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage from Telford.
Digital viewers can press red to see live coverage from a choice of tables (one on Freeview) from 2.00pm until end of play


Unknown: Joe Perry
Unknown: Shaun Murphy
Unknown: Stephen Lee.
Introduces: Hazel Irvine

: Top Gear

4/7. In Belfast, Jeremy Clarkson conducts a thorough test of the Twingo Renaultsport involving a tunnel, a ferry and the actor Ross Kemp. Elsewhere Richard Hammond unveils his brand new sport of airport-vehicle racing, James May drives the new Vauxhall Insignia VXR, and Jeremy tries out the BMW X5M, Audi 07 V12 and the latest version of the supercharged Range Rover. Film director Guy Ritchie is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. See choice, page 68. Shown on Sunday at 8.30pm
Repeated on Friday at 7pm on BBC3 bbc.co.uk/topgear FEATURES AND PHOTO GALLERY: radiotimes.com/top-gear BBC TOP GEAR MAGAZINE: available monthly, price £3.95


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Ross Kemp.
Unknown: Richard Hammond
Unknown: James May
Director: Guy Ritchie

: Horizon: How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

In a career spanning six decades, David Attenborough has seen the world population grow from 2.5 billion in 1950 to some seven billion today. In this special edition of Horizon he reflects on the impact of such rapid growth, both on the environment and humanity itself. With some experts claiming that we in the UK use more than double our fair share of the Earth's resources, Attenborough asks whether it is now our duty to commit to smaller families and change the way we live for the sake of all life on the planet.
Repeated tomorrow at 12.10am Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
WHY I LOVE...: [web address removed]
BBC FOCUS MAGAZINE: out monthly, £3.60


Presenter: David Attenborough
Director/Producer: Helen Shariatmadari

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

11/13. Frankie Boyle hosts the comedy music quiz with team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding. The guests are former Countdown co-host Carol Vorderman, DJ Ironik, Reverend and the Makers lead singer Jon McClure and comedian Richard Herring. Director Ian Lorimer ; Producer Stu Mather NEWS AND BLOGS: radiotimes.com/buzzcocks


Unknown: Frankie Boyle
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Singer: Jon McClure
Unknown: Richard Herring.
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: Stu Mather

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: Snooker

Highlights of the UK championship, featuring the concluding sessions of the first two quarter-finals.
Presented by Hazel Irvine.


Presented By: Hazel Irvine.

: Being Alan Bennett

A rare look at the life and work of the much-admired writer, who celebrated his 75th birthday last May. See choice, page 58.
Shown on Saturday at 9.30pm Talking to Alan: page 31

: BBC News

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