Big, brave and bold: Autumn 2005 on BBC ONE
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
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
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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.
The Worst Week of
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
But seven days in the life of Howard Steel are never
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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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).