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Saturday 1 September

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

Formula 1: Belgian Grand Prix Qualifying

Jake Humphrey presents live coverage of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.

After the sport’s summer break the action resumes at Spa-Francorchamps, widely regarded as one of the most exciting tracks in Formula One.

Ferrari star Fernando Alonso goes into this race as the championship leader, despite often struggling to match the pace of his rivals in qualifying. However, the Spaniard took pole position in the rain at Hockenheim and Silverstone, so he will be confident of capitalising if there are wet conditions in Belgium.

Triathlon World Series

Coverage of the sixth leg of the Triathlon World Series, which takes place in Stockholm. Competitors from around the globe will be looking to book a place at the end of season Grand Final.

British athletes have enjoyed plenty of success in the triathlon this year. Alistair Brownlee won Olympic gold, his brother Jonathan claimed bronze and the pair have won three of the five World Series events so far.

In the women’s triathlon Swedish hopes will be pinned on Lisa Norden, who claimed Olympic silver in London after a thrilling photo-finish.

Doctor Who - Asylum Of The Daleks

Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission - to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter... the Asylum.

A planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of their kind, the Doctor and the Ponds must find an escape route. But with Amy and Rory’s relationship in meltdown, and an army of mad Daleks closing in, it is up to the Doctor to save their lives, as well as the Pond’s marriage.

Guest stars: Nicholas Briggs (voice of the Daleks); Anamaria Marinca (Darla) and Naomi Ryan (Cassandra)

Written by Steven Moffat; executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner; produced by Marcus Wilson; and directed by Nick Hurran

Casualty: Rock, Paper, Scissors

Sam and Tom clash when a female cage fighter and friend of Sam's insists on going against Tom's advice, and Linda deals with a devastated bride-to-be whose wedding is threatened.

When a female cage fighter is wheeled into the ED after collapsing at the gym, Sam immediately recognises her as her spar partner and friend Melanie.

Keen to get back to the gym as quickly as possible to prepare for her championship fight, Melanie pushes Tom to the limit as she refuses to take his medical advice. Will Melanie risk her health and possibly her life to go for the title to become number one?

Meanwhile in Holby, bride-to-be Rebecca prepares for her big day, not suspecting that a key component of the wedding has gone missing….

Stars: Sunetra Sarker (Zoe); Oliver Coleman (Tom); Charlotte Salt (Sam); Gemma Atkinson (Tamzin); Jane Hazelgrove (Dixie); Chris Overton (James); Melanie McLean (Melanie); Hannah Steele (Rebecca)

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

John Wilson On Broadway

Ever a Proms favourite, John Wilson returns to the season with his hand-picked, high-octane orchestra and a line-up of starry soloists, in celebration of the Broadway Sound.

With music from Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Frank Loesser and Leonard Bernstein and show-stopping numbers from Show Boat, On Your Toes, Brigadoon, Porgy and Bess, West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof, John Wilson on Broadway promises to be a night to remember.

Presenter/Katie Derham

CBEEBIES

CBEEBIES

Justin's House

The slapstick fun continues with Justin, Robert the Robot and Little Monster, in more new episodes of Justin’s House.

On Saturday all the jobs in Justin’s House are getting a bit much for Robert, so Justin decides to help him out with a new superturbo robot called Roberta.

But there’s a design flaw - doing everything at once at superturbo speed can cause ‘discombobulation’ and it’s left to Robert to come to the rescue. Justin also receives a special surprise visit from Keithy Uppy - the best footballer Justin Town has ever seen.

On Sunday Justin’s House hosts the first ever Justinship Games. Summer Salt summersaults into Justin’s House to compete against Justin in the gymnastics. But, after three events Justin still hasn’t won gold. Will he be able to achieve his dream and win a gold medal?

BBC PARLIAMENT

BBC PARLIAMENT

Election '74

In tribute to Sir Alastair Burnet, who died this July at the age of 84, BBC Parliament gives viewers another chance to see the veteran journalist and broadcaster anchor the BBC’s February 1974 General Election results coverage, which saw Harold Wilson return to power on the slimmest of majorities.

The run-up to the first election of 1974 was unusually stormy. Industrial relations between the Conservative government and the unions turned sour as Heath’s attempts to calm the economy’s troubles with government-enforced pay freezes and calls for pay restraint failed.

But not all the government’s problems were of its own making. In 1973 war between the Arabs and the Israelis saw the price of oil rocket, with predictable results for the UK’s increasingly fragile economy. As demand for coal increased, the miners sensed an advantage and pressed their wage demands further. As the government’s prestige rested on its ability to manage the economy and make its pay restraint policy work, little common ground between the two sides could be found. By February 1974, 81 percent of the miners voted in favour of strike action.

Heath’s decision to call a snap election in February 1974 to ask the country whether the government or the miners should govern looked as if it could swing either way.

Believing public sympathy would rest with the government, he called an election three days after the miners announced their intentions. The campaign in February 1974 may have been the shortest in the post-war period but it was packed with drama. The fact that it was conducted under the energy saving policy of the three-day working week made it unusual in itself, although controls were relaxed slightly to allow full TV coverage of the election campaign.

Alastair Burnet presents the BBC's Election ‘74 results programme, with analysis by David Butler and Robert McKenzie (aided by his trusty swingometer) and interviews by Robin Day with leading political figures and commentators.

Sunday 2 September

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

Formula 1: Belgian Grand Prix

Jake Humphrey introduces live coverage of the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton comes into this race with renewed hope of claiming a second world title. The Briton won the last race in Hungary just over a month ago, closing to within 47 points of championship leader Fernando Alonso. Hamilton, who won this race in 2010, finished only just ahead of Kimi Raikkonen at the Hungaroring, and the Finn could again be a threat at Spa.

Although he has yet to win a race with Lotus, Raikkonen claimed four victories in Belgium during his first spell in Formula One. Sebastian Vettel won this race last year and will be another driver to watch out for, along with Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber.

Inspector George Gently: Gently With Class

It’s 1968 and the social landscape of the western world is being shaken to its core. In Paris, riots rage as workers and students take to the streets. In the US thousands rally against the Vietnam War, and in England antipathy for the upper class’s outmoded social mores and abuse of privilege is growing by the day.

The indefatigable Chief Inspector George Gently (Martin Shaw) and his sidekick, John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) experience the inflated authority of their ‘social betters’ firsthand when a beautiful young girl called Ellen Mallam (Ebony Buckle) is found dead in the passenger seat of an upturned car registered to local aristocrats the Blackstone family.

When it becomes clear that the driver of the car left Ellen to drown in the river in which the car was submerged, Gently and Bacchus must untangle a web of secrets to get to the truth.

Free-spirited Ellen represented a challenge to the Establishment, beguiling the sensitive heir-apparent James Blackstone with promises of a beautiful world outside his gilded cage. But James’ mother, Alethea (Geraldine Somerville) has planned her son’s future from the moment he was born and refuses to be defeated. Only her son’s death can stop her in her tracks.

Bacchus is convinced they are on the brink of a brave new world in which the aristocracy’s days are numbered. But as the investigation takes an astonishing turn, Gently is unsurprised to find the hegemony of the ruling class is as unshaken and as impenetrable as ever.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

Burghley Horse Trials

Rishi Persad introduces coverage of the Burghley Horse Trials, featuring highlights of the cross country and live action from today’s showjumping.

Burghley is one of the equestrian world's most prestigious events, and in 2011 William Fox-Pitt made history by claiming a record sixth victory there. The Briton, who finished just ahead of Andrew Nicholson, was part of the successful British team at the London Olympics, winning team silver in the eventing.

Toughest Place To Be...A Nurse

Emergency nurse Maria Connolly swaps her hospital in Preston for the General Hospital in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in the third film of this three-part series in which British workers test their skills in some of the most challenging environments on earth.

Located on the Mexican/US border, this is the only public hospital in a city of one million people, at the epicentre of a drug war that has already claimed more than 50,000 lives across the country.

The hospital is also on the front line as a provider of emergency care for those caught up in the violence. The nurses treat many patients with minor injuries whilst dealing with a constant stream of traumas and a lack of resources.

For two weeks, relying only on basic technology and equipment, Maria works alongside auxiliary nurse Pablo Vasquez and deals with a staggering number of patients who have either been stabbed or shot.

She witnesses first-hand how to live and work in a city with one of the highest murder rates in the world, where the community is terrorised by ultraviolent gangs and doctors and nurses have to be protected by armed guards.

Monday 3 September

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

EastEnders

Kat struggles with her growing feelings for her lover, but before she can decide what to do Alfie announces that The Vic has an infestation. Forced to spend time away from Alfie, Kat tries to resist her lover’s charms - but can she do it?

Ian is finally starting to feel like part of the family again, but after a setback he realises that he may not be as ready to return to his normal routine as he had hoped.

It is the first day of school for Oscar and Dennis, and while Tanya and Sharon try to make sure the boys make a good first impression they fail to listen to their own advice, throwing insults at each other.

Kat is played by Jessie Wallace, Alfie by Shane Richie, Tanya by Jo Joyner, Sharon by Letitia Dean and Ian is played by Adam Woodyatt.

New Tricks

The UCOS team reinvestigate the disappearance of PE teacher Jason Bowe after the remains of a body are discovered on the perimeter of the elite public boarding school where he taught.

The investigation couldn’t have come at a worse time for the school, which is preparing to welcome a former pupil, the Rt Hon Geoffrey Parkes MP, for the opening of a new computer centre.

Twenty-five year old Bowe went missing from Peregrine Manor School on the last day of term in June 2007. His disappearance didn’t greatly concern the head teacher Elizabeth Clayton, who saw it as a typical of the lack of commitment displayed by young teachers who move jobs regularly.

The team sense a certain amount of reluctance from the staff to cooperate with their enquiries until they speak to home support worker Helen Hadley, who not only sheds light on Bowe’s time at the school but is also the only person to show any compassion towards him.

Something of a loner as far as his colleagues were concerned, Bowe appears to have got on better with his students, forming close and often inappropriate relationships with several. But could his behaviour have rattled someone enough to kill him?

Amanda Redman is Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, Alun Armstrong is Brian Lane, Dennis Waterman is Gerry Standing, Susannah Harker is Elizabeth Clayton, Nicola Walker is Helen Hadley, Phoebe Fox is Eleanor Higgins and Brian Pettifer is Archie Milgrow.

Citizen Khan

Mrs Khan’s mother is staying with the family. But Mr Khan’s big opportunity to hobnob with the bigwigs of the Sparkhill Business Association is threatened when he has to take his mother- in- law on a shopping trip - one that she will never forget.

The new family-based sitcom set in the capital of British Pakistan - Sparkhill, Birmingham continues. Citizen Khan follows the trials and tribulations of larger-than-life, loud-mouthed, tight-fisted, self-appointed community leader Mr Khan (Adil Ray) and his long suffering family – wife Mrs Khan (Shobu Kapoor) and daughters Shazia (Maya Sondhi) and Alia (Bhavna Limbachia).

Writers/Anil Gupta & Richard Pinto with Adil Ray

Director/Nick Wood, Producer/Paul Schlesinger, Exec Producer/Mark Freeland

BBC THREE

BBC THREE

Our War: The Lost Platoon

Using soldier shot footage Our War follows a small platoon of Welsh Guards posted deep behind enemy lines in the remote fort of Haji Alem. Their charismatic commander Lieutenant Mark Evison kept a detailed diary covering the last three weeks of his life.

Describing how equipment shortages might impact on his isolated platoon Evison recorded: “ Injuries will be sustained which I will not be able to treat and deaths could occur which could have been stopped. “

His worst fears were realised when, after he was shot, there was a delay in the helicopter evacuation caused by a lack of working radios and compounded by a series of operational errors.

Filming on helmetcam Lance Bombardier Andrew Spooner captures the men’s panic as they desperately try to save Mark while under attack. Gunner Steve Gadsby was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for running with Mark on his back across a narrow bridge under heavy fire in order to get him back to camp.

BBC FOUR

BBC FOUR

Treasures of Ancient Rome

The Romans have a reputation for being brilliant engineers and soldiers, but what isn't as well known is that they also gave us wonderful artistic treasures. In this new three-part series, Alastair Sooke argues that the old fashioned view that the Romans didn’t do art is nonsense.

He traces how the Romans during the Republic went from being art thieves and copycats to pioneering a new artistic style: warts ‘n’ all realism. Roman portraits reveal what the great names from history, men like Julius Caesar and Cicero, actually looked like. Modern day artists demonstrate the ingenious techniques used to create these true to life masterpieces in marble, bronze and paint.

We can step back into the Roman world thanks to their invention of the documentary-style marble relief and the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano, which in its destruction of Pompeii left a remarkable artistic legacy. Finally, Sooke shows how Rome’s first emperor, Augustus, used the power of art to help forge an empire.

CBBC

CBBC

Stepping Up

The move from primary to secondary school can be an exciting but daunting one, and Stepping Up focuses on children who are experiencing this transition. The five stand-alone dramas are themed around the new challenges children face when moving into this new and sometimes overwhelming environment.

In Monday's episode, The Cloudwatch Club, Alfie and Dylan have been best friends since primary school - they’re the Cloudwatch Club, watching cloud formations from Dylan’s cubby-house roof. But when Dylan calls for Alfie on the way to their first day at school, Alfie’s astonished to find that Dylan’s had a make-over - cool shades, funky hair and a funny way of doing his tie. While Dylan reinvents himself as a cool kid, Alfie teams up with the nerds in the library. Can their friendship survive?

On Tuesday in Home Games, 11-year-old Jack’s world is turned upside down when dad Tim comes back into his life on his first day of high school. His step-dad Ellis isn’t happy, but father and son arrange to meet up. There’s just one problem: Tim’s taking him to a Liverpool game but Jack’s an Evertonian, just like Ellis. But if his dad’s taking him to the Liverpool game, what team is Jack supposed to support?

On Wednesday in Bag Girl, Becky Tyler is a real tomboy - sporty, best mates with Gerome and a massive roller derby fan. But change is round the corner: an all-girls secondary school, where football and trousers are banned. Arriving on her first day with stylish older sister Mel, Becky’s a fish out of water. The school is full of girls with the latest accessory, a tiny bag with animal ears, which couldn’t be more different from Becky’s skate bag. Worse still, her friend Dol is wearing something completely alien to Becky - a bra.

In Thursday's episode, Download, Polly isn’t good at making friends - she’s much happier seeing the world through the camera on her mobile phone, even though they’re banned at her new school. Polly’s an investigative reporter and she wants to be left alone, despite the attentions of eager classmate Charlie.

Back at home, Polly’s widowed dad Pete is also happier with machines than people and although he tries his best, it’s not just Polly who struggles to communicate - Polly clearly misses her film buff mum. But Polly’s investigations take a dramatic turn when she accidentally films Serena, the most popular girl at school, bullying the new kids for money. But if she’s not meant to be using her camera in school, who can she tell?

On Friday, Tale of Two Cities, Owain is dreading his first day of secondary school. Recently moved to Manchester from Wales, he’s desperate to go back home. His only friend is pet hen Bronwyn, much to his parent’s concern. Owain worries that people will think he’s like his troublemaker brothers, so it’s his worst nightmare when they wind up mouthy classmate Sophia. At least Owain finds a friend in Sophia’s victim, Kurdish refugee Zana - but when he discovers that pet hen Bronwyn has vanished from her coop it’s the final straw; Owain persuades Zana to bunk a train to Wales…

CBEEBIES

CBEEBIES

Tree Fu Tom

David Tennant and Sophie Aldred are back to breathe life into heroic and fun-loving characters Tom and Twigs, in brand new episodes of the fantasy action adventure series Tree Fu Tom.

Currently CBeebies number one show of the year to date, Tree Fu Tom combines innovative elements of heroic action, fantasy and magic, coupled with unique interactive physical activity.

Set in the enchanted world of Treetopolis, where movement creates magic, viewers are encouraged to interact with the show through physical actions that have been devised and approved by movement development specialists to assist in the development of children.

On Monday Tom and his friends learn a valuable lesson about teamwork as they try improve their Squizzle playing skills; Tom gets greedy for 'treefle' treats on Tuesday; on Wednesday Tom and Twigs get a crash course on being ranchers; Tom needs some Big World Magic to solve a gardening crisis on Thursday; and on Friday Tom’s attempt to attain perfection causes some problems for rare Treetopolis visitors The Humblebugs.

Tuesday 4 September

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

EastEnders

Shirley's downward spiral continues, but despite Phil’s determination to get her back she is convinced that he is only concerned with protecting his secret. But when she finds herself in a dangerous situation, will anyone be there to help her?

Kat panics when she realises she has left a piece of evidence that could reveal her affair - but will Alfie find it before she can retrieve it?

Ian is determined to prove to himself and his family that they can rely on him, but when the pressure starts to mount he finds help from an unlikely neighbour.

Shirley is played by Linda Henry, Phil by Steve McFadden, Kat by Jessie Wallace, Alfie by Shane Richie and Ian is played by Adam Woodyatt.

Holby City

Mo is feeling isolated from Jonny after he lied to her about seeing Jac. When a complicated medical dilemma arrives in the shape of a Jehovah’s Witness who wants a bloodless operation, Mo and Jac are divided over how best to proceed. Is there more to this than Mo is letting on, and will Jonny come to his friend’s rescue?

Following Ritchie Mooney’s death Hanssen has closed the non-referral scheme and wants answers. Will Michael accept his role, or will he stand up for what he believes to be the truth? When an old friend of his is admitted she goes a way to persuading him, but it may not be enough...

Chrissie is feeling the strain of her involvement with the Ritchie Mooney case and overcompensates with a patient. There is a sting in the tail when the guest patient proves that Chrissie isn’t quite on her game today.

Mo is played by Chizzy Akudolu, Jonny is played by Michael Thomson, Jac is played by Rosie Marcel, Hanssen is played by Guy Henry, Michael is played by Hari Dhillon and Chrissie is played by Tina Hobley.

Accused

Tina Dakin (Anna Maxwell Martin) stands silence and tense in the dock. She has told the truth and now all she can do is await to hear the verdict.

It is some months earlier and Tina, a happily married mother of three young children, is overstretched at home and at work. She and her husband struggle to make ends meet.

On an ominously cold day Tina accompanies a new inmate, Stephen Cartwright (Robert Sheehan), into the young offender’s institution where she works as a prison officer. As she runs through the ground rules with Stephen and shows him into his cell she senses that something isn't right.

She notifies her senior officer Frank (Ewen Bremner) of her concerns. But an emergency elsewhere demands her attention and when she returns her worst fears have become a very real tragedy. It appears that Stephen has taken his life. Her gallant attempts to resuscitate him fail, and before long she will come to face to face with his father, Peter (John Bishop), in the worst circumstances imaginable.

But Tina’s troubles have only just begun and a series of betrayals and cover-ups result in her becoming the victim of a terrible crime.

Now Tina is on trial for taking the law into her own hands. What will her fate be?

Wednesday 5 September

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

The Flowerpot Gang

In the final episode The Flowerpot Gang travel to a housing estate in east London to transform a plot of land into an extraordinary, life-changing space.

Many children living on the estate are unable to use the open spaces because of anti-social behaviour in the past. As a result there are hundreds of families with children who only have tiny balconies to play on. The Flowerpot Gang is re-opening one of the gardens in the hope that families will start to use it again and bring the community back together.

Driving the development is Jackie, who runs an after-school club on the estate. As Phil gets to know some of the residents, including mum Peppa and her three sons, the task ahead seems more important than ever.

But with Joe and Phil in the garden nothing stays serious for very long - and Joe is soon helping one of Peppa’s sons Jeidan plant vegetables in the garden. Meanwhile, as Anneka galvanises support for the project, the whole estate comes together to try to change things for the better.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

Vexed

Jack and Georgina investigate a violent robbery at a family-run jeweller and get a glimpse into a world of diamonds and romance. While Georgina isn’t impressed by the stones she does find a romance of her own, as she enters the complicated world of internet dating. Jack’s relationship problems are with his brother, who has unexpectedly asked him to be his best man.

The final part in the current series of the detective comedy drama, starring Toby Stephens and Miranda Raison as unconventional police detectives Jack Armstrong and Georgina Dixon.

Tonight’s episode features guest appearances from Phil Davis, Frances Barber and Patrick Baladi.

Writer/James Wood, Director/Kieron J Walsh, Producer/Eve Gutierrez

Executive Producers/Jill Green and Chris Sussman

Thursday 6 September

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

EastEnders

A drunken Shirley is shocked when a familiar face arrives in Walford - but will she get the help she so desperately needs?

Michael's strange behaviour sends Janine's paranoia into overdrive, especially when she discovers a cheque stub for £20,000…what is he up to?

Jack hatches an idea to spend more time with Sharon, but his plan backfires and he receives a telling off.

Shirley is played by Linda Henry, Michael by Steve John Shepherd, Janine by Charlie Brooks, Jack by Scott Maslen, Dennis by Harry Hickles and Sharon is played by Letitia Dean.

Waterloo Road

It’s the day of Tariq’s kayaking time trial, and a steely focus hides his true intent. Michael is publicly confronted by his past and Connor and Christine’s unhappy home life spills into school.

Feeling down about his disability, Tariq takes drastic action to regain control of his life. Deciding to remove all unnecessary distractions, he gives Phoenix and Josh his prized possessions. A concerned Josh confides in Tom, but his father tells him not to worry.

Phoenix attempts to get Tariq to join in a fight with Gus and the Havelock High kids who have been playing pranks on the Waterloo Road schoolhouse. Tariq tells Phoenix that life’s too short for petty fights. Josh probes Tariq about his out-of-character comments but his concern is misinterpreted as pity.

Tariq is unsettled when his friends say they’ll be at his kayaking trials. Desperate to go alone, he tricks Phoenix and Gus into arranging a fight with Havelock High as a distraction.

Alone at the harbour, Tariq’s true intentions are revealed - leaving Tom and Michael with a race against time to stop his fateful plans.

Elsewhere, Gerard Findlay is on a mission to discredit Michael. Plastering an unsettling archive newspaper story about Michael’s past throughout the school, Gerard is caught red-handed by Grantly – but finds an unlikely ally within the Waterloo Road ranks.

As word of Michael’s former indiscretion circulate the school corridors, Lorraine is horrified by the news and Sian struggles to see Michael’s side of the story.

Waterloo Road is a Shed Production for BBC One through BBC Scotland.

Good Cop

Sav is under serious threat from Callum Rose, Finch’s mate. He claims he was waiting for Finch in a car outside the house on the night that Sav returned. Sav thinks back to that night: did Callum see him leaving the house?

Callum is wildly unpredictable and he seems to know a lot about Sav. He also has a habit of turning up unexpectedly, and this leaves Sav with no option but to take action.

Meanwhile Sav and his new partner Amanda attempt to identify a homeless woman whom they were unable to prevent from jumping off a building. Sav finally manages to arrange a meeting with his estranged ex Cassie, but it doesn’t turn out as he’d hoped.

Cast: Warren Brown plays PC John Paul Rocksavage, Michael Angelis plays Robert Rocksavage, Aisling Loftus plays Cassandra, Tom Hopper plays Andy Stockwell, Stephen Graham plays Noel Finch, Stephen Walters plays Callum Rose, Joe Macaulay plays Jonjo Heinz, Jodie Comer plays Amy, Johann Myers plays Gary Walton, Carl Rice plays Philip Davenport, Kerrie Hayes plays WPC Amanda Morgan, Kevin Harvey plays Sergeant Middleton, Robbie Jarvis plays DCI Stoddart, Christine Tremarco plays Nurse Justine, Mark Womack plays DCI Costello, Philip Hill Pearson plays DC Liam Frainey and Shaun Mason plays Kyle Smart.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

Wartime Farm

In a new eight-part series, historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn take on their biggest challenge yet - to turn back the clock and run Manor Farm exactly as it would have been during the Second World War. They will face one of the biggest challenges ever seen in the history of the British countryside - what Churchill called ‘the frontline of freedom’.

As well as tackling the trials of day to day living in volatile times, the team will be managing livestock, attempting to cultivate unused land, tackling new tools and technologies and learning the basics of civil defence, while all the time confronting shortages.

The first episode finds the farmers in a new location, a new time period and with a new team member. There is a farmhouse to modernise, strict new rules to abide by and air raid precautions to contend with.

The team begin by reclaiming land to grow new crops, whilst Peter works with a blacksmith to design a special 'mole plough' to help drain the waterlogged clay fields. Meanwhile Ruth and Alex get to grips with a troublesome wartime tractor - and must plough through the night to get the wheat crop sown in time.

During World War II farmers were tasked with the massive job of doubling food production, but their detailed knowledge of the landscape also made them ideal recruits for one of the war’s most secret organisations – the ‘Auxiliary Units’, a British resistance force trained to use guerrilla tactics against German invasion.

Wartime Farm was co-produced with The Open University.

BBC FOUR

BBC FOUR

Bernstein's Mass

Tonight a large musical ensemble from across Wales come to the Royal Albert Hall to give the first complete Proms performance of Leonard Bernstein's Mass - a work that combines religious observance and musical theatre.

Kristjan Järvi conducts the National Orchestra of Wales, the National Youth Orchestra of Wales and eight choirs of talented children and adult singers, with choruses of street kids and a rock group thrown into the mix.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny

Friday 7 September

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

EastEnders

Shirley battles with her demons as a face from the past forces her to rethink whether she can forgive and forget whilst she is still living in Walford.

Sharon and Jack frantically search the Square for Dennis and are grateful when help arrives from an unexpected place.

Kat decides to make a fresh start for her and her family - but will it turn out to be as easy as she had hoped?

Shirley is played by Linda Henry, Sharon by Letitia Dean, Jack by Scott Maslen, Dennis by Harry Hickles and Kat is played by Jessie Wallace.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

Parade's End

Vicious rumours about Christopher abound, leading to tragedy at his family estate, Groby. Sylvia finds a new admirer who proves a distraction as the war continues and Valentine moves to London. Meanwhile Edith and MacMaster plan a new life together.

Widely acknowledged as one of the literary masterworks of the 20th Century, Ford Madox Ford's quartet of novels Parade's End is adapted into a five-part drama by playwright and screenwriter Sir Tom Stoppard. The drama is directed by multi award-winning film maker Susanna White and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall.

Cast: Christopher Tietjens is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Sylvia Tietjens by Rebecca Hall, Valentine Wannop by Adelaide Clemens. Other cast includes Janet McTeer as Mr Satterthwaite, Stephen Graham as Vincent MacMaster, Rupert Everett as Mark Tietjens, Miranda Richardson as Mrs Wannop and Anne-Marie Duff as Edith Duchemin.

BBC FOUR

BBC FOUR

Bernard Haitink Conducts The Vienna Philharmonic

One of the great orchestras in the world returns to the Proms, conducted by the legendary Bernard Haitink.

Steeped in the history of the European orchestral tradition, the Vienna Philharmonic present a concert from two giants of western classical music. They open with Joseph Haydn's 104th and final symphony, written while he was staying in London and at the height of his powers, followed by music from Richard Strauss, who in his Alpine Symphony portrays a day spent climbing a mountain - from the foreboding of night to the glorious vision from the summit.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny

CBBC

CBBC

Up And Away: A Newsround Special

The move up from primary school to secondary school is a big step for a lot of children and it can often be intimidating - but what’s it like if you are different in any way?

RTS award winner Rosie King, a 14-year-old child with autism, relates the inspirational stories of other children who, like her, have made the leap to high school.

Daniel, who was picked on at primary school for having restricted growth, feared it would happen again at secondary school. Iyar’s Cerebral Palsy meant she faced the challenge of moving up from a special school, whilst Callum’s visual impairment left him vulnerable to bullying.

Combining moving testimony from incredible characters with carefully crafted animation, Up and Away shows us that the big move up can be as liberating as it is scary.

Rosie King presented the Royal Television Society award-winning film My Autism and Me, which was screened on CBBC in 2011.

Newsround is television’s only daily news and current affairs programme specifically made for young people and has been dedicated to bringing children the news for 40 years, making the important issues of the day relevant and understandable to its audience.

Previous Newsround Specials, which cover difficult subjects in an accessible and helpful way, include films on internet safety, domestic violence, bullying and bereavement. Living With Alcohol, produced in 2010, won a Bafta for best factual children’s programme.

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