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Big, brave and bold: Autumn 2005 on BBC ONE



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Green Green Grass

 

Only Fools And Horses' favourites Boycie and Marlene start a fresh life in Shropshire in John Sullivan's new sitcom.

 

Boycie (John Chaliss) is on the run from the infamous Driscolls - so he ups sticks with his reluctant wife, Marlene (Sue Holderness), and recalcitrant son, Tyler (Jack Doolan), to a secluded farm in the country.

 

Looking for peace and a quiet life, Boycie is horrified to discover that the farm comes with three employees; but he's not as horrified as Marlene when they convince him that he'd make the perfect gentleman farmer. And then he buys a

bull…

 

John Sullivan says: "When I was writing Only Fools, I often used to wonder what Boycie and Marlene were like when they were at home together, alone. And now I've had the chance to find out!

 

"They're like lots of married couples - constantly bickering and trying to hide their little secrets but, deep down, they love each other.

 

"Inevitably, Boycie is better suited to the country as being a gentleman farmer appeals to his ego, and he's not afraid to try anything once, but Marlene finds the transition more difficult. Stilettos weren't made for traipsing across fields!"

 

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Carrie and Barry

 

Neil Morrissey, Claire Rushbrook, Mark Williams and Michelle Gomez star in Simon Nye's comedy Carrie & Barry, which returns for a brand-new series this Autumn.

 

It's a time of great change: Barry has lost his taxi licence, which throws the cat among the pigeons as he sets out to find another source of income and generally reinvent himself while keeping his spirits up.

 

Meanwhile, Carrie discovers that she is adopted and decides to track down her real mother.

 

Barry's daughter, Sinead, becomes a traffic warden and has a whirlwind romance with a man Barry hates. Adrian, now Sinead's fiancé, is Barry's new tenant...

 

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Strictly Come Dancing

 

The glitz and glamour of the ballroom is back this Autumn as Strictly Come Dancing returns to Saturday nights on BBC ONE.

 

With two more couples than the second series, 12 new celebrity dancers will compete against each other over the weeks in a range of ballroom styles - from the waltz to the foxtrot, and the jive to the rumba.

 

Each celebrity is paired with a professional dance partner who puts them through their paces during daily rehearsals and prepares them for a live Saturday-night performance.

 

Each week, the couples face both a vote by the panel of expert judges and by the general public, with the lowest-scoring couple knocked out of the competition.

 

Strictly Come Dancing has won a number of awards including Broadcast award for Best New Programme; TRIC award for TV Entertainment Programme; RTS award for Entertainment programme; Broadcasting Press Guild Awards for Best Entertainment programme and Best Performer for Bruce Forsyth; and a Festival Rose d'Or award for Variety programme.

 

Following its success on BBC ONE, the format for Strictly Come Dancing has been a hit across the world, from Austria to Australia, and from Russia to the USA - 11 countries in total.

 

In the United States, the ABC version of the show - Dancing With The Stars - has topped the Wednesday-night ratings with more than 13 million viewers tuning into the first show.

 

The Australian version for Channel 7 was one of the most successful shows for the channel in its history.

 

JM

 

Little Britain Little Britain

The Worst Week of My Life

 

Having finally made it down the aisle after the worst week of his life, it seems as if things are finally going well for Howard.

 

He and Mel are about to move into a new home together and they are expecting their first child. It seems for once everything is perfect.

 

But seven days in the life of Howard Steel are never simple…

 

The first series witnessed the week leading up to Howard and Mel's wedding in which he managed to: lose the wedding ring; knock out the best man; molest his future mother-in-law; hospitalise his fiancée's grandmother; throw the in-laws' dog into a cement mixer; and was accused of impregnating an office colleague.

 

Moving house and becoming parents should prove challenging for the Steels…

 

Following the critically acclaimed first series, The Worst Week Of My Life stars Ben Miller, Sarah Alexander, Alison Steadman, Geoffrey Whitehead and Janine Duvitski.

 

It is written, produced and directed by Justin Sbresni and Mark Bussell.

 

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Little Britain

 

With more awards tucked beneath its laydees' petticoats than Bubbles has rolls of fat, the time has come once again for Little Britain to open its crowded shores for business, courtesy of creators Matt Lucas and David Walliams.

 

While all the horribly familiar faces are back, from teen bad dream Vicky Pollard, to over-sized and under-financed health spa addict Bubbles, there are, of course, some new faces to welcome into the fold.

 

However, more of them later in the year…

 

"But so many questions remain unanswered," we hear you cry. "Will computer ever say 'yes'? Will we ever get to meet the real Emily and Florence? And just how will Daffyd cope with not being the only gay in the village? Surely you can tell us a little more?"

 

Alas, computer says "No".

 

The awards for this returning series include: Bafta Television Awards (Best Comedy Programme or Series); British Comedy Awards (Best TV Comedy); British Comedy Awards (The People's Choice Award); Festival Rose d'Or (Best Male Comedy Performance); Festival Rose d'Or (Comedy); and the South Bank Show Awards (Comedy).

 

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