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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Chris Moyles

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The One Show Team | 12:10 UK time, Friday, 26 February 2010

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Adrian and Christine were joined by DJ Chris Moyles.

Lucy Siegle examined our attitudes to bullying. As a nation we unite in condemning bullying, yet TV bullies draw audiences in their millions.

Christine looked back at her visit to Uganda and her meeting with Hijara, the young lady who inspired her cross-channel challenge.

Christine is training to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief. Donate online or via a text:

TV chef Rick Stein revisited his secondary school - Uppingham in Rutland.

Synaesthesia was the subject of Michael Mosley's final Brain Week film.

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    And Jay Rayner looked at the lack of country of origin labelling on pork sausages.

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    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: David Morrissey

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    The One Show Team | 14:50 UK time, Thursday, 25 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined by actor David Morrissey.

    Tomorrow the Home Office will publish a review examining how the media affects our children. Dr Linda Papadopoulos told us more.

    Dom Littlewood investigated 'boiler room' scams, where fraudsters use high pressure sales techniques to con people into investing in shares and bogus companies.

    Rick Wakeman talked about the first singe he bought - Snow Coach by Russ Conway.

    And Michael Mosley continued his Brain Week series. Tonight his subject was visual agnosia (object blindness).

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    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Matt Lucas

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    The One Show Team | 15:11 UK time, Wednesday, 24 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined by comedian and actor Matt Lucas.

    As Matt is in the latest Alice in Wonderland movie, we got curiouser and curiouser with a skit featuring our own mad hatter, queen of hearts and an odd looking cat!

    William G Stewart argued that the Government's Winter Fuel Payment should only be given to those who need it instead of being an automatic benefit to all people over 60. Add your comment.

    Gyles Brandreth looked back at 100 years of the Hollywood star system.

    Treo the dog and his handler Sergeant Dave Heyhoe were in the studio. Earlier today, Treo was given the the Dickin medal for his work in Afghanistan. It's the highest military honour that can be given to a canine.

    Michael Mosley continued his look into human brain by investigating perception and illusion.

    Lucy Siegle visited a scheme funded by Sports Relief at Dukebox Gym in Croydon. It offers non-contact boxercise classes to those suffering with mental health problems.

    And Christine is training to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief. Donate online or via a text:

    Please note: If you watch tonight's show on BBC iPlayer it will be slightly shorter than the TV version. The show contained sports footage which cannot be shown on the iPlayer service.

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    In your seventies and bubbling with happiness? Send in a picture!

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    The One Show Team | 13:57 UK time, Tuesday, 23 February 2010

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    According to a recent report, scientists say that we're at our happiest at the age of 74.

    So, if you're in your seventies and absolutely bubbling... send us a picture of yourself looking as happy as you feel. Especially if you're called Larry. And happy. And 70+.

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    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: John Barrowman

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    The One Show Team | 13:09 UK time, Tuesday, 23 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined on by John Barrowman.

    Scientists say that we're at our happiest at the age of 74. So, if you're in your seventies and absolutely bubbling... send us a picture of yourself looking as happy as you feel.

    Props from Doctor Who will be auctioned off tomorrow. Alex Riley found out more about the collectors keen to own a piece of their favourite TV show.

    What makes a conman tick? Anita Rani investigated.

    It's 'Brain Week' on The One Show. Michael Mosley met Kath Lockett. Stafford born Kath woke up one day to find herself speaking with a foreign accent.

    And Dan Snow told us about the history of the colour purple.

    Also: As it's Brain Week...

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    Play the One Minute Brain Game

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    The One Show Team | 16:25 UK time, Monday, 22 February 2010

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    It's Brain Week on The One Show, so we've got a fun brain-bending game for you to play!

    In one minute, Adrian matched 45 and Christine matched 32. How do you compare?

    Add your score to the blog.

     

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    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Felicity Kendal

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    The One Show Team | 12:12 UK time, Monday, 22 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined by actress Felicity Kendal.

    The Rambler's Association are celebrating their 75th Anniversary. Gyles Brandreth told us more.

    In the final film of her series about the major political parties, Kaye Adams looked at the Liberal Democrats.

    Mike Dilger met bird trainer Lloyd Buck and Ellie, his trained Goshawk.

    This week is Brain Week on The One Show! Michael Mosley started with a part of the brain known as the Broca area, which is crucial to speech and language.

    Christine is training to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief. Donate online or via a text:

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    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Barry McGuigan

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    The One Show Team | 11:47 UK time, Friday, 19 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by Barry McGuigan.

    In tonight's live episode of Eastenders we find out who killed Archie Mitchell. So... let us know who you think probably didn't do it from Eastenders past or present.

    Please remember to add your first name and location to your message.

    Or email: Tell us who, from Eastenders, didn't kill Archie.

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    It's Foody Friday! Jay Rayner examined how pub grub has changed over the past 50 years.

    Barry McGuigan took us back to the house where he grew up in County Monaghan.

    Yoga is big business in the UK. Anita Rani investigated.

    Dan Snow dived into the cesspits of history and emerged with the story of sanitation. 

    And Christine is training to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief.
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    Car visibility: The best and the worst

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    The One Show Team | 14:33 UK time, Thursday, 18 February 2010

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    Tonight, Dom Littlewood showed us how some modern cars can obscure their driver's view of the road.

    Dom Littlewood in a car

    He told us that manufacturers are making cars stronger to withstand crashes, but that this can sometimes mean that visibility is reduced as car door pillars, for example, are made chunkier.

    Which? Car has tested 'car visibility' and put together a list. Each car has been given a visibility score (out of 100).

    The ten cars with the best visibility

    Smart ForTwo Coupé - 64.8%
    Fiat 500 - 58.7%
    Citroën C3 Picasso - 58.2%
    Renault Grand Scénic - 57.4%
    Ford Galaxy - 57.4%
    Hyundai i10 - 56.9%
    Seat Ibiza Sport Coupé - 56.8%
    Citroën C4 Grand Picasso - 56.6%
    Audi A4 allroad - 56.5%
    VW Golf Plus - 56.2%


    The bottom ten - cars with the worst visibility

    BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo - 40.2%
    VW Phaeton - 40.1%
    Chevrolet Cruze - 39.7%
    Lexus IS 250C - 39.4%
    Porsche Panamera - 38.9%
    BMW Z4 - 38.7%
    Honda Civic - 37.6%
    VW Passat CC - 35.8%
    Nissan GT-R - 34.6%
    Porsche Boxster - 31.4%

    The percentages are calculated on a number of criteria such as interior mirror visibility, exterior mirror visibility, windscreen wiper clearance, pillar thickness and all-round view.


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    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Kyle MacLachlan

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    The One Show Team | 09:16 UK time, Thursday, 18 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined by actor Kyle MacLachlan.

    Impressionist Jan Ravens looked at the design and history of the political poster and how they try and get a message across to voters.

    In the studio, brand consultant Jonathan Gabay told us more about recent political poster campaigns.

    A new report says that the safety-conscious designs of many new cars could actually be causing accidents rather than preventing them. Dom Littlewood investigated.

    Peering into the 'nasty past', Dan Snow regaled us with stories of horrible health and malevolent medicine.

    And Arthur Smith spent the night at Haworth Parsonage, where the three Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne lived and died.

    Also: Christine's in training to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief.
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    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Pet Shop Boys

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    The One Show Team | 15:30 UK time, Wednesday, 17 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by the Pet Shop Boys.

    With a general election just around the corner, Anita Rani travelled to Blackpool to ask whether prisoners should have the right to vote.

    A quarter of independent record stores have closed in the past year. In the era of the digital download, Phil Tufnell wondered what will become of the independent record shop as we know it.

    The One Show's astronomer Mark Thompson found out about the amount of man-made space junk which remains in orbit.

    All this week, Dan Snow's been looking into Britain's gory past. Tonight, he dished the dirt on punishment.

    Also: Christine's in training to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief.
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    Should prisoners have the right to vote?

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    The One Show Team | 10:18 UK time, Wednesday, 17 February 2010

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    Prison reform groups are saying this year's general election will be illegal unless prisoners are allowed to vote

    It's been a subject of debate for five years, since the European Court of Human Rights declared that inmates in the UK should be given the right to vote in elections.

    For The One Show, Anita Rani asked, 'Should democracy extend to those behind bars?'

    Anita met June Gillbanks. June's daughter was murdered. The killer, June's brother, now campaigns for prisoners' rights from his gaol cell. But June believes prisoners should lose their right to vote. She said "to me, he lost that right when he strangled my daughter."

    Anita also spoke to John Hirst, a former prisoner who campaigns for prisoners' rights. He made the case for allowing prisoners to vote, saying: "Does the vote have anything to do with the offence, no it doesn't. Will it make that person a better person and therefore help society? Yes."

    Should prisoners have the right to vote? Share your views and stories.

    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: John Ratzenberger

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    The One Show Team | 10:44 UK time, Tuesday, 16 February 2010

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    Mascots, Adrian, Christine and actor John Ratzenburger.

    It's Cliff from Cheers! Adrian and Christine were joined by actor John Ratzenburger.

    Following emails from One Show viewers, Dom Littlewood reported on the change of off-peak call time for British Telecom customers.

    In the studio, Dom answered more viewer emails. If you have a query you'd like Dom to consider, get in touch here.

    Gyles Brandreth continued his series looking at the stories behind famous paintings. Tonight he visited the ruins of Hadleigh Castle, which were painted by John Constable after his wife's death.

    Dan Snow looked back at Britain's gory history. Tonight it was... torture!

    And Paddy O'Connell got inside the heads of the nation's sporting mascots. Shrewsbury Town's Lenny the Lion, Swansea City's Cyril the Swan, Donnie The Dog from Doncaster Rovers and Donny and Mooie of MK Dons were all in the studio.

    Also: Christine's in training to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief. Donate online or via a text:

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    Support water-skiing Christine! Add your messages here!

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    The One Show Team | 17:22 UK time, Monday, 15 February 2010

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    Update 12 March 2010: Thanks for all your messages of support for Christine. 
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    Christine Bleakley is pushing herself to the limit for Sport Relief 2010.

    She'll be water-skiing across the Channel for the charity!

    Christine is training hard to prepare herself, but your support means a lot.

    How to donate

    Via text you can donate £5 - just text SKI to 70005

    Texts cost £5 plus your standard network message charge and the whole £5 goes to Sport Relief.

    You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payer's permission.

    For the full terms and conditions of the text donation, please click here.

    Or you can donate any amount you wish online at Christine's Sport Relief page (external site).

    Also: Watch exclusive videos of interviews and Christine in training.

    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Coleen Nolan

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    The One Show Team | 15:16 UK time, Monday, 15 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by Coleen Nolan.

    Both of our two main political party leaders were on our screens this weekend sharing their grief at the loss of their young children. We asked: Why does it still seem so remarkable when a grown man cries?

    Marriages are at the lowest rate since 1895. In Blackpool, registrar Pauline McGregor told us how people really feel about marriage in 2010.

    All this week on The One Show, Dan Snow examines the murkier side of British history. We're calling it... 'Nasty Pasts'! Tonight, he looked at executions.

    And Miranda Krestovnikoff visited Britain's first snorkelling nature trail in Dorset and offered tips on what to look out for.

    Also: Christine's water-ski challenge! Donate online or via a text:

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    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Nigel Lythgoe

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    The One Show Team | 14:18 UK time, Friday, 12 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined by So you think you can Dance judge, Nigel Lythgoe.

    It's Valentine's Day this Sunday. Do you have a message for the special person in your life?

    It's Foody Friday and our very own grub guru Jay Rayner was in to talk about offal.

    Jay's tip for a tasty treat this weekend was... Dim Sum.

    In Covent Garden flower market, Street Barber Michael Douglas went boldly cutting hair where no barber has cut hair before (probably).

    Werewolf folklore. Gyles Brandreth told us more.

    Architect Sean Griffiths looked at 1960's housing.

    And Clare Balding was in Canada with our Local Legend award winners - the British Winter Olympics team. We wish them the best of luck!

    Have a great weekend, we'll see you on Monday.

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    Viewers' daft dogs and kooky cats in the plonker pets gallery.

    Your luvvy duvvy Valentine's Day messages!

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    The One Show Team | 13:06 UK time, Friday, 12 February 2010

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    Thanks for sending in your special luvvy duvvy Heart graphicValentine's Day messages for The One Show Friday 12th Feb. Adrian read out a selection, with his special 'lurve mic'.

    You can still add your romantic messages to The One Show website.
     
    Click here to add your message (text only) to The One Show blog, below. 


     

    Should assisted suicide be legal?

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    The One Show Team | 17:26 UK time, Thursday, 11 February 2010

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    On tonight's programme Sir Terry Pratchett talked about 'Shaking Hands with Death', his Richard Dimbleby Lecture.

    The lecture was delivered by Tony Robinson, on 1st February 2010, as Sir Terry has difficulty with reading because of his early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

    The case for

    In the lecture, the best-selling author said the "time is really coming" for assisted death to be legalised.

    Sir Terry wants to see measures put in place to ensure that anyone seeking to commit suicide was of sound mind and not being influenced by others.

    "At the moment if someone assists someone else to commit suicide in this country or elsewhere they become suspect to murder until the police decide otherwise," he told the BBC.

    "I think it would be rather better if a person wishes to die, they could go see the tribunal with friends and relatives and present their case - at least if it happens, it happens with, as it were, authority."

    The case against

    But there's fierce opposition to Sir Terry's proposals.

    On BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Baroness Finlay, an independent peer who is a professor of palliative medicine, said licensing assisted suicide would be a "very dangerous step" because it would remove protection and "suck all sorts of people in".

    "Look at what happened in other countries, for instance in Oregon - the number of assisted suicides has gone up fourfold - if that is translated to Britain, we are not talking about a small number, we are talking about a thousand a year," she said.

    Baroness Finlay said people had good days and bad days and changed their mind about assisted suicide.

    So, should assisted suicide be legal? Join the debate - add your comment, below.

    Continuous Payment Authorities - Dom's top tips

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    The One Show Team | 15:37 UK time, Thursday, 11 February 2010

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    The One Show has received a number of emails from viewers about Continuous Payments Authorities.

    Dom Littlewood met one viewer who was tempted by a 'free' trial and gave her credit card details for postage and packaging costs. But the company started taking money out of her account via a Continuous Payment Authority even though she didn't realise she had authorised it.

    However, she now realises it was stated in the terms and conditions that she would have a certain amount debited from her account every month.

    Continuous Payment Authorities are used by legitimate companies successfully and customers can cancel them easily if they want to. They can be a problem in this kind of case because the companies can be difficult to get hold of.

    What is a Continuous Payment Authority?

    It can be set up using plastic cards, both credit and debit cards can be used. It's similar to direct debit because payments are taken from the account which is linked to the card and the company has control over how much is debited and when.

    However, the difference is that a Continuous Payment Authority is not covered by any bank guarantee and can only be cancelled directly with the business that holds the authority. These payments are often set up over the phone or on the internet so there often is no paper record of what was agreed if a dispute later arises.

    Always read the terms and conditions when signing up for anything, especially a 'free' trial where you are giving credit or debit card details.

    How do I cancel a Continuous Payment Authority?

    You must contact the company to cancel a continuous payment agreement.

    Banks can step in and help. It is important customers get in touch with them quickly. They do have to help if a company breaks the terms of the contract, say if the company stops delivering the product or service.

    Dom's top tips

    • Always read the terms and conditions when signing up for anything.
    • Be wary of free offers, it could be too good to be true.
    • Make sure there is a contact number for the company you have set up a continuous payment with in case you need to cancel it.

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    What did you think of the One Show? Guest: Sir Terry Pratchett

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    The One Show Team | 15:28 UK time, Thursday, 11 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined by author Sir Terry Pratchett.

    Sir Terry spoke about assisted death, the subject of his recent Richard Dimbleby Lecture.

    Dom Littlewood investigated the problems some viewers have had with continuous payments after signing up to 'free trials'.

    Clare Balding met Nicola Minchiello, who with her partner Gillian Cooke, is in training for the Winter Olympics as part of the women's British Bobsleigh team.

    Angellica Bell took a nostalgic look at children's television and met up with Andi Peters, Peter Duncan and Jeffery from Rainbow!

    Calling all Rat fans! We also had a live link-up to Ronald Rat in LA, to find out why he's moved to Hollywood. But what's happened to Kevin and Errol?

    And Sean Griffiths was in Cardiff taking a good look around the city's Edwardian housing.

    Do you know your Georgian from your Art Deco? Prove it!

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    Is stem cell therapy a step too far?

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    The One Show Team | 16:31 UK time, Wednesday, 10 February 2010

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    Update: On the One Show sofa, 11 Feb 2010, our reporter Anita Rani mentioned that Newcastle University is interested in hearing from people with specific corneal damage that may respond to stem cell treatment. Newcastle University would like to inform One Show viewers that:

    "This treatment is very specific and only works for people who are suffering from corneal scarring caused by stem cell damage, for example people with chemical burns. Unfortunately, developments in treatment for other eye problems are a little behind and will require more research before we get to the stage of human application.

    "For any enquiries e-mail office@nesci.ac.uk leaving contact details and a brief description of your condition.

    "We're afraid that due to the number of enquiries we receive we will only be able to respond to people who have this specific condition and could be eligible for this treatment."

     

    More about Anita's film on stem cell therapy

    Anita Rani has been looking at stem cell research in the UK. There have been some remarkable breakthroughs. Watch the video below.

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    In Newcastle-Upon-Tyne she met Russell Turnbull, whose partial blindness was cured by stem cell therapy. And she met heart attack survivor Peter Berry, he believes stem cell therapy has given him a new lease of life.

    The stem cell research that is talked about in Anita's film uses mostly adult stem cells. Which are different from... 

    Embryonic stem cells 

    What has caused a lot of debate is the use of embryonic stem cells. These are cells derived from embryos that develop from eggs that have been fertilized in an IVF clinic, and then donated for research with the informed consent of the donors.

    In 2006, US President George W Bush vetoed a controversial bill which would have lifted a ban on federal funding for new embryonic stem cell research. President Barack Obama lifted the funding restrictions in March 2009. 

    President Bush, and some religious groups, argued that all embryos, whether created in the lab or not, have the potential to go on to become a fully fledged human, and as such it is morally wrong to experiment on them.

    Too good to be true? Safety concerns?

    Some researchers fear that it is possible that stem cell therapy could unwittingly pass viruses and other disease causing agents to people who receive cell transplants.

    Some research has also raised the possibility that stem cells may turn cancerous.

    But scientists maintain that their use of stem cells will lead to many more medical breakthroughs. As Anita heard from the scientists at Newcastle University, the eyesight of seven people in Newcastle has already been saved by their research. 

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    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Sir Ben Kingsley

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    The One Show Team | 09:26 UK time, Wednesday, 10 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by actor Sir Ben Kingsley.

    Joe Crowley visited Colchester, the former Roman capital, where they're trying to preserve a remarkable archaeological discovery.

    In Newcastle, Anita Rani investigated how stem cell research is helping patients in the UK.

    In preparation for the Winter Olympics, Clare Balding had a go at curling with the British women's squad in Stirling.

    And all this week, architect Sean Griffiths is looking at the houses we live in. Tonight he explored the history of council housing.

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    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: David Dimbleby

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    The One Show Team | 14:50 UK time, Tuesday, 9 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined by David Dimbleby.

    Dan Snow looked at the making of a modern Royal and what the future might hold for Prince William.

    Dom Littlewood told us about the government's new boiler scrappage scheme.

    Architect Sean Griffiths was in Essex to discover more about the bungalow.

    And Alex Riley asked what makes a piece of artwork valuable.

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    Boiler scrappage scheme: Is your boiler eligible?

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    The One Show Team | 14:21 UK time, Tuesday, 9 February 2010

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    Dom Littlewood met a One Show viewer who saved money on the cost of a new boiler thanks to the government's boiler scrappage scheme.

    Dom in a cupboard

    The scheme offers up to four hundred pounds if you'll replace your old 'G' rated boiler with a new 'A' rated energy-efficient boiler.

    However, there is only enough money to help 125,000 households so it's best to act quick.

    How can I tell if my boiler is eligible?

    The boiler scrappage scheme is only in operation in England at the moment. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are considering launching similar schemes.

    If your boiler has a permanent pilot light then it's very likely to be 'G' rated. If it is gas fired and over 15 years old or oil fired and over twenty-five years old, then it is also likely to be eligible.

    Alternatively, ask a professional who will be able to tell you whether your boiler is eligible.

    How does the scheme work?

    You must have a working band 'G' or equivalent boiler (gas, LPG or oil).

    Apply to the Energy Saving Trust (EST) with the company name, address and contact details of your chosen installer and amount they've quoted (this could be anything between £2,000 and £3,000) and the make and name of your old boiler.

    The EST will then issue you with a voucher. See www.energysavingtrust.org.uk for application details.

    Arrange for the boiler to be replaced with either a band 'A' rated boiler or renewable heating system.

    On completion of the work, you must send proof of installation of the new system to the Energy Saving Trust along with a declaration about the boiler that has been replaced, signed by both yourself and the installer.

    The householder pays the bill in full to the installer and then claims the £400 back from the EST.

    And you could save even more...

    Also: Leading energy companies Southern Electric, N Power, British Gas and Eon, are now matching the boiler scrappage scheme's £400 saving. Therefore, if you're eligible for the scheme and one of these companies installs your boiler, you could save £800.

    And don't forget, modern boilers use less energy than older models, so your gas bill should be reduced. 

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    Should boozers foot the bill for draining NHS resources?

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    The One Show Team | 16:52 UK time, Monday, 8 February 2010

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    "It's funny". That was one drunk patient's response when asked how he felt about being hospitalised due to drink. Watch the video above.

    Anita Rani visited Newcastle General's Accident and Emergency unit to see for herself the impact that drunkeness has on the NHS.

    In her film, Anita told us that in one year, over 3,600 patients were admitted into North East hospitals solely because of booze.

    In England alone it's thought that alcohol related admissions cost the health service close to three billion pounds a year.

    At the hospital Anita met Henry Featherstone of the Policy Exchange thinktank. He suggested that charging drunk patients £532 to cover the cost of their hospital care would deter them from abusing alchohol and burdening the NHS.

    But the Department of Health say that the proposal flies in the face of the founding principles of the NHS - free health care for all.

    Should boozers foot the bill for draining NHS resources? Have your say here.

    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Peter Andre

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    The One Show Team | 14:11 UK time, Monday, 8 February 2010

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    Peter Andre and Adrian and Christine

    Adrian and Christine were joined on The One Show by Peter Andre.


    After the announcement that John Terry has been dropped as England captain, former footballer and manager Steve Claridge asked what it takes to make a great leader.


    In Newcastle, Anita Rani met the medics and their drunk patients in an A&E .



    All this week, The One Show will be lifting the roof on the history of the house. Tonight, in Rickmansworth, Sean Griffiths explored the 1930s semi.


    And in Galway Mike Dilger discovered how European eels migrate.


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    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Bobby Ball

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    The One Show Team | 14:49 UK time, Friday, 5 February 2010

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    Norfolk's Sheringham Shantymen

    Adrian and Christine were joined by the comedian Bobby Ball.

    Many of Britain's remaining Art Deco cinemas are being targeted by property developers. Lucy Siegle told us more.

      Hector the dogIt's ham, but not as you might know it. Jay Rayner looked at the processes behind making reformed meat. And Jay's tasty treat tip for the weekend is... cockles!

    Arthur Smith spent the night aboard the HMS Victory to learn more about the ship, the crews and Horatio Nelson.

    Norfolk's Sheringham Shantymen (pictured above) sang a sea shanty.

    Mike Dilger and Miranda Krestovnikoff concluded their week looking for Britain's Best animals with a search for a super swimmer.

    All week you've been sending in your plonker pet photos, from dopey dogs to brainless birds.

    Plonker pet Hector (pictured above), a Norfolk terrier, was chosen to be our Local Legend of the week.


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    Pet Maru the cat got a mention in this morning's production meeting. He's cute. Watch the video below.


    Have a great weekend, we'll see you on Monday.

    What did you think of the One Show? Guest: Steve Wright

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    The One Show Team | 15:07 UK time, Thursday, 4 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined by DJ Steve Wright.

    Toyota UK are to start repairs on vehicles recalled owing to accelerator pedal concerns. Steve Fowler of What Car magazine told us more.

    Toyota helpline - 0800 1388 744
    Helpline opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm. Sat: 8am-4pm. Sun: 10am-4pm

    Angellica Bell examined the enduring appeal of TV soap operas and asked, 'why are we still hooked after all these years'?

    Ex-Eastenders actor, Larry Lamb took us around his old school and met up with a favourite teacher.

    Kaye Adams looked at whether the Labour Party has forgotten its working class roots.

    And Mike Dilger went in search of the animal with the best eyesight in Britain. Was it the dragonfly, rabbit or the tawny owl?

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    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Peter Gabriel

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    The One Show Team | 16:58 UK time, Wednesday, 3 February 2010

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    Musician and humanitarian campaigner Peter Gabriel joined Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley on the sofa.

    Some figures suggest that a young black man is three times more likely to be on the UK's National DNA Database than a young white man. Richard Blackwood, comedian and community worker, told us more.

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    Should we all be on a universal DNA database? Have your say, below.

    Decimalisation day. Arthur Smith gave us his two shillings worth about the day thirty-nine years ago when the change in our pockets changed forever.

    Phil Tufnell visited Fromelles in Northern France, where the remains of more than 250 British and Australian soldiers found in a mass grave are being reburied with full military honours. He looked at the painstaking genetic investigation being carried out to identify the names of the fallen.

    And the 'Britain's Best' series continued. Miranda Krestovnikoff went searching for Britain's cleverest animal.

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    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Alan Carr

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    The One Show Team | 17:21 UK time, Tuesday, 2 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined by chatty man Alan Carr.

    In the news: US firm Kraft Foods has sealed its takeover of Cadbury after shareholders in the UK chocolate maker voted in favour of the deal. So our Adam Shaw asked if British brands should remain British. Does it matter if they fall into foreign hands?

    Dan Snow explained that having accurate time in the 19th Century was something people were willing to pay for.

    Mike Dilger and Miranda Krestovnikoff are searching for Britain's best animals this week. Tonight, Mike looked for the best jumping creature!

    Also! Is your pet a bit of a plonker? If you've got a daft dog, a foolish feline or even a goofy goldfish we want to know about them. The best stories will get a mention on the show.

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    Did you solve the crossword clue? The answer is...

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    The One Show Team | 17:46 UK time, Monday, 1 February 2010

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    Tonight's One Show featured a film marking the 80th anniversary of The Times crossword.

    Our presenter, Alex Riley, was seen mulling over a crossword clue.

    The clue is:

    "those he now worked out for factual feast" (3, 3, 4).

    Do you know the answer?

    You'll find the solution at the bottom of this page. So keep your eyes at the top of this page if you would like to puzzle it out for yourself.

    Please feel free to share your working-out, and other favourite crossword clues with us in the comment box, below.

    While you're in a puzzle mood, have you played The One Quiz yet?

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    The crossword clue answer...

    The answer to the crossword clue is...

    ... of course ....

    .... the answer is...

    ... the correct answer...

    is...

    The One Show! 

    We repeat, the correct answer to the clue:

    "those he now worked out for factual feast" (3, 3, 4).

    is: "The One Show"

     

     

    Plonker pets - see the gallery

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    The One Show Team | 17:02 UK time, Monday, 1 February 2010

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    Updated 5/Feb/10

    All this week Mike and Miranda told us about Britain's most impressive animals.

    Bruce the cat stuck in a tree - photo sent in by Patrick GoldonBut we know that many of the creatures we share our lives with are not so bright - so we asked to see the evidence.

    Thank you for sending in photos of your plonker pets.

    Some of the pics were shown on this week's shows, and there are more snaps in our gallery.

    Visit the plonker pet gallery here.


    Picture credit: The photo on this page is of Bruce the cat, stuck in a tree. Picture taken by Bruce's owner Patrick Goldon, from Keighley, West Yorks. 

    What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Robson Green

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    The One Show Team | 15:45 UK time, Monday, 1 February 2010

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    Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by Robson Green.

    Matt Allwright was in Southampton to see if CCTV cameras in taxi cabs will help to make them safer, for both drivers and passengers.

    All this week we're looking at Britain's best wildlife. Miranda Krestovnikoff is first off the blocks in her search for Britain's fastest animal. Watch the video here.

    Not all animals can be the fastest or smartest, but we still love them! We want your nominations for the nation's dumbest pet.

    Alex Riley explored the British love affair with the crossword and its part in recruiting WWII code-breakers.

    And DJ Annie Nightingale told us about the first single she bought; Elvis Presley's, Hound Dog.

    What did you think of tonight's show? Add your comment

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