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Fantasy action drama Wolfblood tells the story of two seemingly ordinary teenagers, who are secretly part of a mysterious race who have lived among humans for centuries by disguising their abilities and blending in.

Wolfbloods have razor sharp senses with an amazing sense of smell, are incredibly fast and super strong. They also change into wolves every full moon…

In the first episode Maddy and Rhydian meet for the first time. Maddy has been living in Stoneybridge for years with her wolfblood family. She’s been taught to conceal her special abilities and keep her family’s secret, even locking her parents in the cellar on the full moon.

Rhydian is a foster kid, and until he starts at Maddy’s school he had never met another wolfblood and thought he was the only one. He’s wary of Maddy and she’s fearful of him: not realising that he has been fostered she thinks his family are invading her territory. When she finds out the truth she tries to explain their heritage to him, but is still worried he will give them all away.

Maddy has kept her wolfblood secret from her best friends Tom and Shannon her whole life, which makes things difficult when Shannon becomes obsessed with the idea there is a beast on the moors, not realising it’s likely to be Maddy’s mum or dad!

In episode two Maddy’s mum worries that Rhydian is growing up in care with no wolfblood support, and invites him round for dinner so they can tell him more about his heritage and how he can blend into human society. But the dinner doesn’t quite go as she hoped - he is shocked to learn that they are locked up each full moon and thinks it’s restrictive and unnatural. Not only that, Maddy learns for the first time that there are wolfbloods living in the wild who are dangerous, hating both humans and ‘tame wolfbloods’.

Meanwhile Shannon thinks she finally has proof of the ‘beast on the moors’. She has a photo of a wolf and puts up posters of it all around the school. When her proof mysteriously goes missing Shannon is distraught and the laughing stock of the school, so goes on a mission to get a new photo. After her parents' revelation Maddy suddenly realises she is in terrible danger, as the wolf in the photo is a wild wolfblood.


The most brilliant mind of the last 500 years is back on CBBC as action-packed drama Leonardo returns for a second series.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of 15th century Florence, the programme follows the adventures of the teenage Leonardo da Vinci and his group of friends, and is packed full of mystery, adventure and comedy.

After the explosive events of last series, we return to Florence to find the gang still torn apart and Piero’s threat of revenge looming over Leonardo. Leo thinks he’s ready for whatever Piero can throw at him – when something he could never have predicted turns his world upside down.

Verrocchio, his grumpy maestro, is accused of murder and sentenced to death. With the workshop closing down around him and all odds against him, Leo launches into a race against time to save Verrocchio. But in trying to prove his master’s innocence, Leo and his friends will discover sinister forces are at work behind the scenes to stop the truth coming out.

Saturday 8 September



Formula 1: Italian Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights

Jake Humphrey presents highlights of qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix, the 13th instalment of a rollercoaster 20-race season in which the first seven all produced different winners.

Monza is one of the most iconic circuits in the sport, and Fernando Alonso – the championship leader at the mid-way point of the season – will want to bring his Ferrari home first in front of the team’s fanatical fans.

But reigning champion Sebastian Vettel is desperate to repeat last year’s success, when he won in Italy from pole, and Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber is always a threat. McLaren’s talented English duo of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will also be battling hard to get on the podium.

Doctor Who: Dinosaurs On A Spaceship

An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction - unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo... of dinosaurs!

By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers, a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know there is someone else on board who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo.

Guest stars: Riann Stelle (Queen Nefertiti); Rupert Graves (Riddell); Mark Williams (Brian Williams) and David Bradley (Solomon)

Writer/Chris Chibnall

Executive Producers/Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner

Producer/Marcus Wilson

Director/Saul Metzstein



The Thick Of It

Government embarrassment, ministerial cock-up, Coalition rows, backroom deals, policy U-turns, spin-doctoring, political back-stabbing, wild media speculation, and more time spent with one's family - it can only be the eagerly anticipated return of Armando Iannucci's award-winning political comedy series.

Roger Allam returns as Peter Mannion MP, the new Secretary of State for The Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship (DoSAC), supported by his team of special advisors, commanded by Number 10's Director of Communications Stewart Pearson (Vincent Franklin) and thwarted by his new Coalition partner, DOSAC's Junior Minister Fergus Williams MP (Geoffrey Streatfeild).

Also back are Nicola Murray MP and foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker, in roles reprised by Bafta award winners Rebecca Front and Peter Capaldi. Both are now consigned to Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, but still desperately hoping for a return to power. The ensemble cast is completed by Chris Addison, Joanna Scanlan, James Smith, Olivia Poulet, Will Smith, Ben Willbond, and Rebecca Gethings.

In the first episode of this seven-part series, tensions are running high in DoSAC. It is launch day for ‘Silicon Playgrounds’, the Coalition’s new digital youth policy master-minded by Junior Minister Fergus Williams. Number 10’s spin doctor Stewart Pearson delivers the bombshell that the PM wants digital-illiterate Peter Mannion to launch the policy, rather than Fergus. What could possibly go wrong with that? All Fergus gets left with is drawing up the list of staff redundancies, and Terri Coverley is pretty sure she can make his hit list if she plays her cards right, finding help from an unexpected direction.

Devised and produced by Armando Iannucci. Produced by Adam Tandy



Justin's House

The slapstick fun continues with Justin, Robert the Robot and Little Monster.

On Saturday Robert’s favourite scientist Nina is due to visit Justin’s House. Justin’s head is stuck in his favourite detective book but when Robert smells a rather nasty pong he needs Justin’s help to get rid of the smell before Nina arrives. Where it is coming from is a complete mystery. Justin rises to the challenge and decides to be Detective Justin so he can find out where the mystery pong is coming from.

On Sunday the day starts with a bumper edition of the Justin Times arriving on the doorstep. Justin discovers it’s full of houses for sale in Justin Town. One house in particular catches his eye: it’s got a disco dance floor and a swimming pool. Justin is fed up that his house doesn’t offer the same facilities and decides to put Justin’s House up for sale! But Robert and Little Monster are disappointed, they don’t want to move so they hatch a plan to make Justin’s House fun again.

Sunday 9 September



Formula 1: Italian Grand Prix Highlights

Jake Humphrey presents highlights of the Italian Grand Prix, with each race of the 2012 season taking on more importance as it draws towards its climax in Brazil in November.

McLaren’s gifted English driver Lewis Hamilton is desperately hunting for a second world title to add to his thrilling 2008 success, while reigning champion Sebastian Vettel - last year’s winner at Monza - and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso are always motivated to finish first on the podium.

Inspector George Gently: The Lost Child

The adopted child of a middle-class couple is kidnapped. Suspicion initially falls upon the natural mother - did she ‘steal’ her own baby back?

It's 1968 and the Abortion Act of 1967 is yet to be implemented. The number of pre-marital pregnancies has rocketed since the end of the war and the number of babies being adopted peaks at 28,000.

The shame of illegitimacy still burns the cheeks of single mothers and their families who often force their unmarried daughters into ‘Mother and Baby homes’ to conceal their dirty secret. Here, the emphasis is placed on getting the babies adopted into married homes whilst providing a moral education for these fallen women.

For some girls it offers an opportunity to return to their old lives uninterrupted, hopes and dreams intact. For others, the pain of having to give up their child is unbearable; their suffering is a life sentence, and for the childless couples who have long yearned for a baby, it offers them the opportunity to finally become a ‘proper’ family.

Inspector George Gently and his sergeant, John Bacchus, are given an insight into the complexities of this emotionally-wrought world when the adopted child of a middle-class couple is kidnapped.

Suspicion initially falls upon the natural mother – did she ‘steal’ her own baby back? But investigations into the Mother and Baby home itself reveals a much darker side to this hothouse of morality and raises questions as to how far this seemingly perfect couple is prepared to go to get a child.



China On Four Wheels

Anita Rani and Justin Rowlatt embark on two epic car journeys through China, navigating congested cities and winding mountain roads to explore whether the country’s economic growth, exemplified by its booming car industry, can be sustained. If so, what impact would that have on the world and on the day-to-day lives of the Chinese people?

In the first of the two-part series, the pair set off from Beijing and take two very different routes towards Shanghai - journeys which will take three weeks to complete.

Anita takes the high road, through the rich industrialised cities of eastern China. She meets with young self-made billionaires at Beijing’s Super Car club, before visiting Great Wall Motors, China’s largest SUV manufacturer, whose revenue, like that of many Chinese manufacturers, has soared in the past few years.

She also visits a solar-powered hotel, which aims to set a green model for the future, and joins young wealthy families as they embark on one of the increasingly popular self-drive holiday tours.

Meanwhile, Justin’s route heads inland to a more rural China. He visits villages where migrant workers have left behind their homes and families in the countryside for low-paid work in the cities, before heading north for the new city of Kangbashi, nicknamed the ‘ghost city’ because of the lack of residents. Is this a symbol that the Chinese property bubble is about to burst?

His journey takes him to the cave house where Mao plotted the Communist Revolution - now a major tourist attraction. But just up the road he discovers that for the several million people who still live in caves, not a lot has changed since the Revolution. For these people, the donkey is often a more common means of transport than a car.

Monday 10 September




With the promise of a fresh start ahead, Janine is in a positive frame of mind and planning for the future - but will she return to her scheming self when she realises that Michael isn’t being honest with her?

In an attempt to appease Alice, Derek finds a creative way to apologise to Ian for his unpleasant behaviour towards Lucy.

A guilt-ridden Kat bins the key to the bedsit but when Jean obliviously returns it to the bar, will Kat be able to resist temptation?

Janine is played by Charlie Brooks, Michael by Steve John Shepherd, Derek by Jamie Foreman, Ian by Adam Woodyatt, Lucy by Hetti Bywater, Kat by Jessie Wallace and Jean by Gillian Wright.

New Tricks

UCOS reinvestigate the suspected suicide of young Foreign Office diplomat Annabel Tilson, who had suffered both a miscarriage the week before her body was found in a frozen London lake and a professional fall from grace, when a government laptop was stolen from her home.

Her profoundly deaf fiancé Eddie and twin sister Minnie believe her death was connected to sensitive information held on the missing computer and blame her FCO boss Peter Hammond for her downfall.

After clashing with Hammond, Pullman warms to the conspiracy theory idea and decides to ignore DAC Strickland’s advice to tread carefully, in order to explore a possible cover up at the Foreign Office

Meanwhile, smitten with Eddie’s interpreter Vera, Gerry decides to learn sign language, with mixed results.

Citizen Khan

Mrs Khan is very keen to go on holiday. But holidays cost money, plus there's Shazia’s honeymoon to pay for. Mr Khan is reluctant to spend the 'rainy day' money. Why go to the Maldives when there’s a perfectly nice guest house in Bradford? However an eventful Annual General Meeting at the local mosque provides a surprising solution…

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 and Richard Pinto with Adil Ray

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



Treasures Of Ancient Rome

Alastair Sooke follows in the footsteps of Rome’s mad, bad and dangerous emperors in the second part of his celebration of Roman art. He dons a wetsuit to explore the underwater remains of the Emperor Claudius’s pleasure palace, ventures into the kinky cave where Tiberius held wild parties and finds that their taste in art chimes perfectly with their obsession with sex and violence.

However it is the bombastic art that the Romans are best remembered for, with the monumental arches and columns boasting of their conquests and Trajan’s Column in Rome reading like the storyboard of a modern-day propaganda film.

Sooke concludes with the remarkable legacy of the Emperor Hadrian. He gave the world the magnificent Pantheon in Rome; the eternal image of his lover Antinous, the most beautiful boy in the history of art, and a villa in Tivoli where he created one of the most ambitious art collections ever created.



Baby Jake

The adventures continue as Baby Jake’s magical imagination is brought to life through a mixture of live action and 2D photographic animation, in this second series.

The youngest of 10 children, Baby Jake is a nine-month-old baby boy who lives in a windmill with his parents and older brother Isaac. Isaac understands all of Baby Jake's giggles and gurgles which he translates into a story, opening the door to an imaginary world where Baby Jake sings, dances and baby-talks with his animal friends: Pengy Quin, Sydney the Monkey, Nibbles the Rabbit and the Hamsternauts.

On Monday, Baby Jake and Nibbles go on a vegetable patch adventure and pop pods of peas, while on Tuesday Jake joins Sydney for a tropical adventure and they play stretching. Baby Jake heads to the countryside on Wednesday where he and Nibbles play with a spinning hat. Thursday finds Baby Jake and Pengy Quin in the snowy wilderness where they chase a penguin egg. And on Friday Nibbles and Baby Jake play a wobbling game in the vegetable patch.

Tuesday 11 September




It's a close call for Kat, as overnight antics and a delivery of flowers almost expose her secret, but how long before Alfie discovers the truth about his deceitful wife?

The Branning brothers recover from their night astray, and with Michael also making excuses for his absence, one of them is in the frame to be Kat’s secret lover.

Ray is left feeling outraged and humiliated when he is questioned by a police officer: can Kim help him channel his negativity?

Alfie is played by Shane Richie, Kat by Jessie Wallace, Jack by Scott Maslen, Derek by Jamie Foreman, Max by Jake Wood, Michael by Steve John Shepherd, Ray by Chucky Venn and Kim by Tameka Empson.

Holby City

When drugs go missing on the ward Max is quick to cover and absolve Eddi, but Sacha is not convinced and has serious concerns about Eddi’s mindset. When a Sickle Cell patient arrives in need of a heavy dose of pain killers, does Max have her best interests at heart - and is Eddi putting her faith in the right friend?

Jac refuses to read Tara’s research project until she has solved the guest case, but when it takes longer than expected it interferes with her date with Ollie. Tara realises she will have to face up to Jac. Can she solve the mystery of the guest case, and will she have the courage to turn down Jac’s help in order to go with Ollie tonight?

Malick naively thinks that his new students will be a breeze, but is thrown when he realises they get to mark him on his ability as a teacher. Malick tries his own techniques, but an old master has to show him the way.

Max is played by John Light, Eddi is played by Sarah Jane Potts, Sacha is played by Bob Barrett, Jac is played by Rosie Marcel, Tara is played by Jing Lusi, Ollie is played by James Anderson and Malick is played by Jimmy Akingbola.

Panorama: Trouble On The Estate

Drugs, anti-social behaviour, family break-ups and joblessness: all part of life on Britain’s poorest housing estates. Filming with families, kids and police, as well as undercover with drug dealers, Panorama spent months on one estate in Blackburn finding out what it’s like to live and grow up there.

The Shadsworth Estate is on the outskirts of Blackburn in the North West of England. More than 2,000 people live on the estate, one of the most deprived in the country. There’s eight year old Oshi who’s desperate to see his Dad after a two year absence. Jordan, who at only 15, is threatening to leave his family home because of the trouble and 20-year-old Jessie whose behaviour frightens other residents and keeps landing him in prison. 

Going undercover on the estate, Panorama reveals drug dealers selling ‘wiz’ or amphetamines for as little as five pounds and the growing popularity of a drug called ‘Bubble’ – a manufactured chemical that used to be legal but is now banned and which is easily and cheaply available to residents of all ages.

The programme also meets family of four, the Lancasters. Andy and Vicky were both out of work for a time last year and although Andy now has two cleaning jobs, they have just £2 left to spare after rent, food and bills each week and want a better life for their children.

Richard Bilton asks is this really a picture of 'Broken Britain' - a place at the edge of where the state can make a difference?




Historian Neil Oliver heads for Scandinavia to reveal the truth behind the legend of the marauding Norsemen - the Vikings - from their point of view.

Neil begins by exploring the remote world of the Vikings’ ancient ancestors, to discover how they came to be at all. From the wild Atlantic coast of Norway, to frozen islands in the glassy Baltic Sea and the fertile plains of Denmark, Neil will re-discover the prehistoric world from which the Vikings emerged.

Archaeologist Neil will examine the remains of weapon-filled war-boats, long-haired Bronze Age farmers and a Swedish site of a royal palace, complete with gruesome pagan rituals which conjure up the very lives of the people who inhabited a land that shaped the Viking Age.




New York Mafia member Frank Tagliano agrees to testify against his new boss who he thinks has overlooked him for promotion - on condition that he is relocated with a new identity in the FBI's witness protection programme. He asks to be sent to Lillehammer in Norway, of which he has fond memories of the winter Olympics of 1994.

But the quiet snowy town is not quite as he imagined. His new accommodation is next to the Chief of Police and that the prospect of becoming a Norwegian bar-owner is hindered by red tape - but he may have better luck in romance when he meets Sigrid, a single mother on the train from Oslo.

Cast: Steven Van Zandt plays Frank Tagliano, Anne Katharine Krigsvoll plays the chief of police Laila Hovland and Marian Saastad Ottesen plays Sigrid Haugli.

Wednesday 12 September



Rosh Hashanah: Science Versus Religion

Religion and science are frequently set up as polar opposites and incompatible ways of thinking. The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks believes that this is nonsense and that science and religion can, and should, work together.

To mark Rosh Hashanah this programme puts the Chief Rabbi’s view to the test. He meets three non-believing scientists, each at the top of their field: neurologist Baroness Susan Greenfield, theoretical physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili and the person best known for leading the scientific attack on religion, Professor Richard Dawkins.

Will the Chief Rabbi succeed in convincing the well-known defender of atheism that science and religion need not be at war?



Dead Good Job

A brand new series takes a revealing look at the changing face of the modern-day funeral and the work of undertakers: how they deal with the living and the dead, from the mortuary to the grave.

The first programme explores how the modern day funeral reflects the life, loves and beliefs of the person that’s died.

At Haji Taslim Muslim Funerals in London the business of burying the dead is always a race against time. Muslims want their loved ones in the grave as soon as possible after death, allowing the soul to make a fast journey to paradise.

Lilleywhite funerals has stood on the same street corner in Manchester for 120 years. Simon Lilleywhite comforts a local family as they come in to view the body of their mother and say a last goodbye before the funeral.

In Leeds, a terminally ill mother of two is arranging her own funeral. After choosing the coffin she asks to see the Chapel of Rest and breaks down in tears as the reality of what she faces hits home. Later she finds comfort at her father’s graveside where her ashes will one day be scattered.

A growing number of people in Britain are choosing a funeral without religion. Bikers from all over the country come together for a funeral with its own unique set of rituals. A high speed send off in a motorcycle hearse, known as the ‘last blast’.

Thursday 13 September




Michael is unsettled by Janine's sudden desire to give him everything he wants. But is he willing to play along with her games?

As Kat’s guilt intensifies she decides to focus on her marriage, but her change in behaviour sets alarm bells ringing for Alfie.

Lucy becomes annoyed when she realises that Ian has taken the afternoon off - but how will she feel when she works out where he has gone?

Janine is played by Charlie Brooks, Michael by Steve John Shepherd, Alfie by Shane Richie, Kat by Jessie Wallace, Ian by Adam Woodyatt and Lucy by Hetti Bywater.

Waterloo Road

Imogen has a secret to share with Connor, Christine and Connor’s relationship goes from bad to worse, rival headmaster Gerard makes false claims against Michael and Sian reaches out to Michael’s estranged father, Billy.

It’s Imogen’s birthday, but unlike her attention-seeking mother Sally she doesn’t want any fuss. At school, Imogen is horrified to discover her fitness guru mum is helping with Tariq’s rowing fundraiser. And, worse still, Sally’s lycra-tight outfits and flirtatious manner are attracting attention, not least from Gus, who bets his school mates he can score with the older woman.

Jealousy rears its ugly head when Christine witnesses a closeness between Connor and Imogen. Worried that Connor might be confiding in Imogen about her drinking habit, Christine snaps at her son. But Connor retaliates - he’ll make his mother’s life a misery if she doesn’t back off.

Later, at Imogen’s party in the school house, a tipsy Sally turns up uninvited. Sensing Imogen’s shame, Connor asks Sally to leave. Feeling protected, Imogen reveals her hidden secret to Connor.

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

Good Cop

After a team briefing from Costello, Sav recognises one of Andy’s attackers, Jonjo Heinz, as he is being escorted into the station. Sav looks in his cell and is met by DC Liam Frainey who tells Sav that Jonjo handed himself in, spooked by recent events.

Later at the station, Sav sees that Jonjo has been set free. He confronts Frainey but Costello intervenes angrily. They can’t arrest Jonjo on Sav’s statement alone. They need hard evidence.

Back at home, Sav takes solace talking to his father and remembering his mum. He decides to take photographs of his daughter so that his dad will know he has a grandchild, but Cassie demands he hands them over and Sav knows he’s gone too far.

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.



Golf: Women's Open

Hazel Irvine presents coverage of the first round of the 2012 Women’s British Open from Royal Liverpool at Hoylake, which will attract the vast majority of the world’s best women golfers to the last major of the year.

Taiwan’s Yani Tseng successfully defended her title in 2011, closing with a three under par 69 to win at Carnoustie. That meant the world number one became the youngest player ever - male or female - to win five majors, a feat she will be looking to build on in potentially challenging conditions in the north-west of England.

Friday 14 September




Alfie is shocked when he learns the truth about Kat’s affair. Is there any hope left at all for their marriage?

Pushed to breaking point, Janine feels she has no option but to offer Michael an ultimatum - but what will he do?

Alfie is played by Shane Richie, Kat by Jessie Wallace, Janine by Charlie Brooks and Michael by Steve John Shepherd.



Golf: Women's Open

Hazel Irvine presents coverage of the second round of the 2012 Women’s British Open, the last Major of the year, from Royal Liverpool at Hoylake.

Taiwan’s Yani Tseng successfully defended her title in 2011. But players such as South Korea’s world number two Na Yeon Choi (who won her first major at the recent US Open after finishing four shots clear of the field) and England’s Laura Davies (who has won more than 80 tournaments worldwide) will be determined to stop Tseng making it three in a row, as most of the best women golfers in the world compete for one of the most highly-prized on the circuit.

Parade's End

At Rouen, an exhausted Christopher prepares soldiers for the draft. Back in London Sylvia decides to visit her husband in France, oblivious to the consequences her trip will have for him.

Parade's End is a five-part drama adapted by playwright and screenwriter Sir Tom Stoppard from a quartet of novels by Ford Madox Ford, which are widely acknowledged be one of the literary masterworks of the 20th Century. It 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 Rupert Everett as Mark Tietjens, Roger Allam as General Campion and Miranda Richardson as Mrs Wannop.

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