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I'm Alan Partridge (BBC2, 10pm) Love is in the air at the Linton Travel Tavern, temporary home of chat-show chump Partridge (Steve Coogan).

He enjoys a romantic liaison with a 50-year-old divorcee, the only surviving member of staff at Peartree Productions after he orders wholesale sackings.

They attempt to recreate the food 'n' sex scenes from Nine And A Half Weeks

Tuesday: Cutting Edge: Football Wives (Channel 4, 9pm) Two women reveal the ups and downs of being married to a footie star.

Sam Holdsworth was a victim of soccer groupies, while Ann Lee had to massage hubby Jason's bruised ego after his pineapple hairystyle made him a target of taunts on Fantasy Football League.

Wednesday: Ex-S: David Byrne (BBC1, 10.45pm) Filmed over a year, this profile follows the Dumbarton-born ex-Talking Head as he records his latest solo album, shops at his favourite Japanese supermarket in new Jersey - and returns to Scotland for a concert and a reunion with his family.

Thursday: Holiday Reps (BBC1, 9.30pm) A fly-on-the-parasol series charting the lives and loves of a group of rookie reps. In the first of six programmes, we find out how Essex Girl Caroline copes with a collapsed wall during a fiesta on Menorca - and seehow uni graduate Claire gets on in "Lanzagrotty".

Friday: Julie Walters Is An Alien ... In Miami (ITV, 9pm) A sort of Jobs For The Girls documentary in which Julie tries her hand at a series of exotic odd jobs in the sunshine state, including beach patrol-girl, sales rep for swanky des reses ... and an alligator- catcher for a firm called Pesky Critters.
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Smith, Aidan
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Nov 8, 1997
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