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Roy Hattersley failed to make a scheduled guest appearance on Have I Got News for You and was replaced by a tub of lard; Desmond Wilcox has made a deal with ITV to show his programme The Visit after the BBC failed to finalise a contract; Channel 4 is devoting a weekend to Cheers to mark its last episode; meanwhile a blonde actress has accused John Ratzenberger (Cliff in the bar- room comedy) of fondling her on the show's Los Angeles set; the BBC placed an advert in Eastern Eye newspaper in an effort to attract more Asian families to compete in The Generation Game; Pobol Y Cwm, the Welsh language soap made by the BBC for S4C, is to be screened with subtitles on BBC 2; Bob Monkhouse is to return to acting as a City tycoon in All or Nothing, an ITV drama to be shown later this year; John Alderton and Pauline Collins' teenage son was set upon by thugs when attending a fair on Hampstead Heath; ITV has decided not to recommission Take the High Road, the daytime Scottish soap; Roseanne Arnold's former astrologer is suing the comedy star after she allegedly made uncomplimentary comments on a US chat show.