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BBC ONE Wednesday 15 April 2009

Waterloo Road Ep 15/20

Wednesday 15 April
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

Determined to reunite the girls' football team, Tom persuades his old friend, Captain Andy Watson, to run an Army Day, using team building techniques to whip the girls into shape, as the drama set in a Rochdale comprehensive school continues.

The day, however, descends into a shambolic mess when one pupil spots the opportunity for a personal act of revenge.

Davina, meanwhile, is delighted to finally qualify as a teacher, and things seem perfect when Rachel offers her a job at Waterloo Road. But her day starts to unravel when Tom is more preoccupied with his own projects and she discovers that money has gone missing from their joint account.

Things go from bad to worse when Davina finds out that Tom has lent the money to Rose Kelly. She then witnesses Rose slapping Tom and suspects he has been lying to her about his involvement with Rose.

Elsewhere, Kim is desperately trying to protect her own secret from the prying eyes of the Home Office, but with Grace in hiding with Steph, Kim wonders if she has done enough to put the authorities off the scent.

When Tom returns home laden with champagne and flowers, determined to make it up to Davina, there's a letter waiting for him and no sign of Davina...

Tom Clarkson is played by Jason Done, Andy Watson by Sam Hazeldine, Davina Shackleton by Christine Tremarco, Rachel by Eva Pope, Rose by Elaine Symons, Kim Campbell by Angela Griffin and Steph Haydock by Denise Welch.


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BBC TWO Wednesday 15 April 2009

The Speaker Ep 4/8

Wednesday 15 April
8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO
The Speaker reaches the last eight – judges (L-R) Jeremy Stockwell, Jo Brand and John Amaechi
The Speaker reaches the last eight – judges (L-R) Jeremy Stockwell, Jo Brand and John Amaechi

The hunt for Britain's best young speaker continues as Earl Spencer joins judges Jo Brand, Jeremy Stockwell and John Amaechi in the quest for the nation's most talented, talkative teen.

The Speaker invites tough-talking 14 to 18-year-olds from class jokers to shy, sensitive types to go head to head as they learn to talk publicly and passionately about the things that matter to them.

Earl Spencer's powerful eulogy at his sister Diana's funeral was recently named one of the greatest speeches of the 20th Century. Now a coach to the international business community, he joins The Speaker to mentor the contestants in the art of communicating information.

"When people speak in public they are actually trying to communicate information to their audience," says Earl Spencer. "The bottom line is you have got to be interesting, you have got to be measured and you have got to have something important to say".

Inviting the remaining eight contestants to this stately home at Althorp in Northamptonshire, Earl Spencer puts them through a series of challenges to see how well they communicate information. First the teenagers, who have never spoken in front of each other before, must talk for one minute about an ancient household object.

Next, they become temporary tour guides to inform visitors about designated rooms at Althorp. From the haunted oak bedroom to the vast picture gallery, the contestants have eight whole minutes to talk knowledgeably and factually about their patch – with a couple of red herrings thrown in for good measure...

Seven contestants will make it through to next week's challenges – but only one will eventually be crowned The Speaker.


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The Wire – Cleaning Up Ep 12/13

Wednesday 15 April
11.20pm-12.15am BBC TWO

With the tapped pay phones out of service, McNulty and Daniels try to keep up by wiring Barksdale's back office at the club, in the penultimate episode of the award-winning American crime drama.

Meanwhile, Wallace returns to the projects and Bodie gets new responsibilities. D'Angelo makes a run to New York City for his uncle and Daniels faces off against Burrell and his political allies, with the detail's future in the balance.

The Wire's ensemble cast includes: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Idris Elba, Clarke Peters, Wendell Pierce, Domenick Lombardozzi, Andre Royo, Sonya Sohn, Michael K Williams and Wood Harris.


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BBC FOUR Wednesday 15 April 2009

Mud Sweat And Tractors – Milk Ep 1/4

New series
Wednesday 15 April (Schedule Addition 2 April)
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR

A new four-part series for BBC Four tells the story of man's relationship with the land, charting the revolution that food production in Britain underwent in the 20th century, and examining the impact this had on the lives of farmers and consumers alike. Intimate and touching home films, recorded at the time, provide a unique and largely unseen record of a century of revolution on the land.

The first programme looks at milk. The changing ways in which it was distributed and sold are captured in the home movies of two dairy farmers from the South of England – Nick Gosling, whose mother filmed life on the farm from the Fifties through to the end of the century, and Will Hosford, whose father has home movies of their lives in farming stretching back to the Thirties.

These home movies reveal the scale of the revolution in one of the most important products of the farm. Through them viewers can see the transition from hand milking to robot milking, from milk delivered to the door to milk sold by supermarkets, and from cows that produced 15 litres a day in the Thirties to cows that today produce over 60 litres a day. To survive the changing conditions, they took different routes: Nick became organic, while Will forged a relationship with Britain's biggest milk retailer, Tesco. Their stories and films help viewers understand the scale of the revolution and why, when most dairy farmers were throwing in the towel, these two survived.

Mud, Sweat And Tractors is part of a season of programmes on BBC Four exploring how food gets from the fields to the kitchen table. It documents the revolution this process has undergone in Britain over the past 100 years and examines how the countryside has changed as a result.


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CBEEBIES Wednesday 15 April 2009

Timmy Time – Timmy Wants The Beret Ep 8/26

Easter Monday 13 to Friday 17 April
Time to be confirmed CBEEBIES

Ruffy is wearing a beret... and Timmy wants it, in today's midweek offering of the CBeebies series from the makers of the much-loved and critically acclaimed Shaun The Sheep. After successfully getting hold of the beret, Timmy also takes Otus' glove-puppet and Mittens' wagon, but he doesn't know what to do when his own beloved teddy-bear goes missing...

Only on CBeebies, Timmy Time is Aardman's first pre-school series, specially created for boys, girls and animals between two and five years old. It combines the studio's world-class "stop motion" style with the colourful simplicity of classic pre-school animation. Timmy's nursery world is stylised, bright and colourful and the stories are presented with charm, humour and bags of fun.


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