The Teletubbies (World, 4.30pm) phenomenon has gone well beyond anyone's wildest dreams. Hong Kong was relatively slow on the uptake, but within five months of the first broadcast, there is scarcely a toddler and hardly an adult who do not know who they are. This being Hong Kong, there is also hardly an adult, let alone a child, who has not bought their Teletubby. This has led to a predictable flood of fake Teletubbies, now widely available on dodgy stalls. The BBC and Ragdoll, the owners of the Teletubbies brand, are quietly preparing a counter attack in the run up to Christmas. The onslaught has already started in Singapore, where a shortage of the real thing meant many anguished parents felt they had no choice but to buy a fake to keep their children quiet. Here, the BBC and Ragdoll are still discussing the exact specifications of genuine Teletubbies with the Customs and Excise Department. Officers need to know the difference between a legitimate Laa Laa and unauthorised imitations before they go bursting into toy shops yelling: 'Hand over your Teletubbies!' Inside sources say would-be purchasers do not necessarily need the same detailed information before deciding whether what they are buying is all that it seems. If it looks cheap and nasty, then it probably is. In Britain, the Teletubby image was dented in August not by hideous rip-offs, but by the appalling pranks of a group of mates out on a stag night. For some reason the lads decided the evening's hilarity would be increased by dressing up in Teletubbies costumes and taking a drunken ferry ride. Things got out of hand, and the ferry crew were forced to intervene to stop the faux Teletubbies duffing each other up. The British tabloids had a field day with this: 'Too much Laa-Laa lager' for a 'tipsy Dipsey' and the disgraceful appearance of a 'paralytic Po'. Peg still is not back on Married . . . With Children (Pearl, midnight), so she misses out on part two of Kelly's 15 minutes of fame when her cable show is picked up by a proper network. Al and Bud cannot resist tagging along (Al has some great ideas for a show about shoes he wants to pitch to someone), and even Marcy tags along for the ride. We are still only on season six of Married . . . With Children : by the time the show was axed last year by Fox, it had run for 11 seasons, making it one of the most successful comedy shows on American television. Fans were rather peeved at Fox's decision, not least because Married . . . With Children was almost single-handedly responsible for turning the infant network into a major player in the American market. It was only a minor cult favourite for the first two years, and then a housewife called Terry Rakolta launched a major campaign against what she considered to be an onslaught on family values. The story made it to the front page of The New York Times, the ratings soared - and the fortunes of Fox were sealed.