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Network TV BBC Week 28: 11-17 July 2009

BBC ONE Unplaced

The Street Ep 1/6

New series
Unplaced
Day and time to be confirmed BBC ONE
Bob Hoskins stars as Paddy Gargan as a new series of The Street begins
Bob Hoskins stars as Paddy Gargan as a new series of The Street begins

Bob Hoskins stars as reformed alcoholic Paddy Gargan, landlord of The Greyhound, as a new series of The Street, Jimmy McGovern's powerful, award-winning drama, begins.

The pub, which Paddy runs with his hard-working wife, Lizzie, is the hub of the community. But Paddy's biggest-spending customer is local gangster Thomas Miller, who also finances The Greyhound's football team.

After football one day, Paddy catches Miller's son, Callum, smoking in the toilets and bars him from the pub. He has to be seen to mean business – the smoking fine is £5,000. Miller is furious and challenges Paddy to drop Callum's ban, but Paddy is resolute.

Miller threatens Paddy and Paddy's son, Liam, threatens to retaliate. Lizzie begs Paddy to go to the police but Paddy won't listen.

Lizzie is beside herself with worry. Loyal friend Eddie offers assistance but Paddy needs serious muscle, so who will back up him in his hour of need?

Paddy Gargan is played by Bob Hoskins; Lizzie by Frances Barber; Thomas Miller by Liam Cunningham; Callum by Robert Elms; Liam by David Atkins; and Eddie by Timothy Spall.

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As Seen On TV Ep 1/8

New series
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Day and time to be confirmed BBC ONE

Steve Jones (centre) is joined by team captains Fern Britton and Jason Manford in As Seen On TV
Steve Jones (centre) is joined by team captains Fern Britton and Jason Manford in As Seen On TV

Fans of all things telly-related are spoilt for choice with the launch of this new series. Hosted by Steve Jones, alongside regular captains Fern Britton and Jason Manford, the teams battle it out in five TV trivia rounds, with the help of this week's celebrity guests, television aficionados Tina Hobley, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Pauline Quirke and Lauren Laverne.

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New Tricks – The War Against Drugs Ep 1/8

New series
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Day and time to be confirmed BBC ONE

The Unsolved Crime And Open Case Squad (UCOS) face a difficult professional and personal dilemma when Brian Lane is forced into rehab to treat his alcoholism and stumbles on a case involving the death of a heroin addict, as New Tricks returns for its sixth series.

Following the dramatic climax to series five, Brian is drinking in the last chance saloon as far as his wife, Esther, is concerned. She books him into the Trinity Clinic, an addiction centre run by monks and, blaming UCOS for his decline, she appeals to Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman for the team to leave him alone to recover.

Distrustful of the clinic's methods and dangerously under-occupied, Brian is looking for any kind of distraction. He finds it when a chance remark by Father Bernard about an incident at the clinic nine years ago sets his detective's antennae twitching.

Drug addict Robert Smith died in a suspected fall 12 days after arriving at Trinity in 2000. His neck was broken and, despite the clinic's strict ban on substance substitutes, there was methadone in his body. The team has a case, but Pullman has made a promise to Esther and feels honour-bound to leave Brian out of the investigation.

Gerry's solution is to go undercover, posing as a sex addict. Believing himself to be an expert in this field, Gerry's apparently inspired plan begins to unravel when the one-to-one sessions with sex therapist Anna Greening get a little too up-close-and-personal for comfort.

Despite the air of spiritual calm at the clinic, Robert's death begins to seem anything but accidental. As Brian reluctantly edges closer to confronting his demons, will the clinic reveal its own secrets?

Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman is played by Amanda Redman, Jack Halford by James Bolam, Gerry Standing by Dennis Waterman, Brian Lane by Alun Armstrong, Esther by Susan Jameson, Father Bernard by Richard Wilson and Anna Greening by Faye Ripley.

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Freefall

New seriesHigh Definition programme
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Day and time to be confirmed BBC TWO
L-R: Aidan Gillen, Rosamund Pike, Joseph Mawle, Anna Maxwell-Martin and Dominic Cooper star in Dominic Savage's Freefall
Aidan Gillen, Rosamund Pike, Joseph Mawle, Anna Maxwell-Martin and Dominic Cooper star in Dominic Savage's Freefall

Freefall tackles head on the extraordinary financial crisis we are currently living through. Written and directed by multiple-Bafta Award-winning Dominic Savage, the film dives into the events that have caused turmoil in so many people's lives.

Tautly and delicately interwoven, the film follows the lives of three men with everything on the line. Gus (Aidan Gillen) is the high-flying city exec who packages and sells bundles of mortgages for extortionate profit. Dave (Dominic Cooper) is the mortgage broker who can make anything happen, and when Dave offers Jim (Joseph Mawle), his old school friend, a way out of the council flat he and his family have been stuck in for years, it's an offer that is too good to refuse.

When the market collapses, each character is confronted by a shocking, revelatory truth that shines a burning light on the new realities they face.

Rosamund Pike, Sarah Harding, Alfie Allen, Anna Maxwell-Martin and Riz Ahmed also star in this thought-provoking piece.

Freefall is also simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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Coast – Whitstable To The Isle Of Wight Ep 1/8

New series
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8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO

Bafta Award-winning series Coast returns for a new journey around the British Isles and, for the first time, visits the shores of our European neighbours.

Beginning at the famous Oyster Festival in Whitstable, Neil Oliver ventures offshore to the remarkable Red Sands Sea Forts. Built as air defences in the Second World War, they inspired the design of the first North Sea oil rigs. Neil also becomes a silent-movie director as he films a scene from The Mayor Of Casterbridge, using an antique camera to reveal how pioneers in Brighton taught the world to make movies long before Hollywood shot a frame.

In Dover, Alice Roberts relives the glamour days of the hovercraft crossing to France. Alice learns how to fly a hovercraft and discovers the science behind this British invention in an experiment with kitchen scales and a hair dryer. Miranda Krestovnikoff joins a battle between men and fish in Hastings and shares some of the tricks of the trade, including eco-friendly nets, which are helping Britain's largest beach-launched fishing fleet to survive.

Mark Horton visits Rottingdean, to peek over Rudyard Kipling's garden wall and follow in the footsteps of Victorian celebrity hunters before unearthing the bizarre history of a unique Victorian electric railway which ran underwater – Magnus Volks's bizarre and beautiful Daddy Long-legs.

Finally, Nick Crane explores the geology of the Isle of Wight, England's biggest island. It is a unique time capsule containing clues to an epic journey that the British Isles is making around Earth. Nick discovers dinosaur footprints and evidence of a "continental car crash" between Africa and Britain, millions of years ago, when these land masses were on the move.

Coast is co-produced by The Open University and a free booklet is available to accompany the series. Viewers can visit open2.net or call 0845 300 8847 to receive one.

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Terror! Robespierre And The French Revolution

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Day and time to be confirmed BBC TWO

In 1794, French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre produced the world's first defence of "state terror" – claiming that the road to virtue lay through political violence.

This film combines drama, archive and documentary interviews to examine Robespierre's year in charge of the Committee Of Public Safety – the powerful state machine at the heart of Revolutionary France.

Contesting Robespierre's legacy is Slavoj Zizek, who argues that terror in the cause of virtue is justifiable, and Simon Schama, who believes the road from Robespierre ran straight to the gulag and the 20th-century concentration camp.

The drama, based on original sources, follows the life-and-death politics of the Committee during "Year Two" of the new Republic. It was a year which gave birth to key features of modern age: the thought crime; the belief that calculated acts of violence can perfect humanity; the notion that the interests of "mankind" can be placed above those of "man"; the use of policemen to enforce morals; and the use of denunciation as a political tool.

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BBC ONE Saturday 11 July 2009

Golf – Scottish Open

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 11 July
2.15-5.15pm BBC ONE

Hazel Irvine presents live coverage of the third day of the Scottish Open – the curtain-raiser to the Open Championship, which begins on Thursday and can be seen on BBC Two.

With the cut made, the field will be jostling for position ahead of the final day.

Twelve months ago, Graeme McDowell, the eventual winner, shot a five-under par 66 in his third round which was good enough to enable him to share the lead with Simon Khan. The duo were tied together on 10 under par after 54 holes, with Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jeev Milkha Singh among a host of players all within three shots of striking distance.

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Total Wipeout

Saturday 11 July
7.00-8.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition Thursday 2 July)

Total Wipeout, presented by Richard Hammond, is back for more spectacular crashes and mud splashes on one of the world's most demanding yet hilarious obstacle courses.

The unique, purpose-built course outside Buenos Aires is a magnet for the fearless and the foolhardy. Contestants will take on the toughest, most ridiculous and physically demanding challenge of their lives.

Amanda Byram is trackside in Argentina to talk to the courageous contestants about how brilliantly – and how terribly – they are doing in their valiant attempts to complete this extraordinary course.

In this week's show, 20 brave Brits kick off the Qualifier by tackling two new obstacles – The Log Off and The Lunar Landing.

As always, the Big Red Balls cause mayhem. However, this week, in only the fourth time in Total Wipeout's history, a contestant crosses all four of them without getting wet.

A gym coach, a karate expert and a professional face painter are among tonight's fearless who reach the Sweeper round. In this nail-biting game of nerve, viewers witness utter pandemonium on the course.

The six remaining contestants then face the Dizzy Dummies, with brilliant tumbles, most notably from Matt the Terminator, a man who thinks he looks like a Cyborg, and Cris, a karate expert.

As night falls, the Wipeout Zone beckons for the three finalists. It is one man versus two women for the first time in Total Wipeout's history. Can one of the women win the all-important prize?

Please note: This series begins on Saturday 4 July.

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The National Lottery – Guesstimation

New series
Saturday 11 July
Time to be confirmed BBC ONE

Nick Knowles presents this new, fast-paced game show involving the whole family – it's just a question of judgement...

Each edition of Guesstimation sees two families compete against each other to win a fantastic prize. In order to walk away, the victors and contestants have to outsmart their opponents by weighing up the options and deploying their skill and judgement to make the best possible guess at what the answer might be.

Over three exciting rounds, the teams face a series of unusual, fun and occasionally head-spinning brain teasers. Each team's mission is simple: to "guess" closest to the correct answer. And just to make things doubly tricky, each round ends with a studio challenge performed by a special guest.

The family that guesses closest to the result of that challenge wins the round and earns themselves an all-important guess in the final. That's where the winning family will emerge triumphant to win the trip of a lifetime.

The National Lottery – Guesstimation showcases the Dream Number draw which raises funds for many of the venues that will be hosting events at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Casualty

Saturday 11 July
8.50-9.40pm BBC ONE

Jordan receives the news that his tumour may be operable, as the medical drama continues. He contemplates the risks and asks himself whether he would want to live with the kind of brain damage that may take place.

Zoe, meanwhile, makes a clinical mistake in resuscitation and endangers a life. Jordan decides to take the blame.

Jessica returns from Saudi following a successful trip. To her surprise, Adam is furious with her for using his son as bait. However, a difficult case makes him realise how important Jessica and the children are to him.

Later, Curtis asks Jeff to be his best man, but Jeff's recent experience of divorce has left him bitter and he turns the invitation down. However, a prank involving ideas for an alternative stag party makes him reconsider his decision.

Jordan is played by Michael French, Zoe by Sunetra Sarker, Jessica by Gillian Kearney, Adam by Tristan Gemmill, Curtis by Abdul Salis and Jeff by Matt Bardock.

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Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow Ep 6/6

High Definition programme
Saturday 11 July
9.40-10.25pm BBC ONE

Michael McIntyre and Al Murray head to the seaside for their Comedy Roadshow
Michael McIntyre and Al Murray head to the seaside for their Comedy Roadshow

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow heads to the seaside and to the Brighton Dome for the final destination of the series. Here, he introduces Micky Flanagan, Jo Caulfield and Jon Richardson, along with unique pub landlord Al Murray, the evening's headline act.

From the team behind BBC One's Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow has travelled around Britain, visiting six of the UK's most prestigious and iconic venues and unearthing some of comedy's brightest new talent and finest comedians en route.

Michael has introduced a special guest headline act, plus three of the best stand-ups from the UK comedy circuit, new to a Saturday night BBC One audience.

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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BBC TWO Saturday 11 July 2009

Athletics – World Trials

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 11 July
4.45-6.15pm BBC TWO

John Inverdale presents live coverage from the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, where the National Championships – which are also doubling as the British trials for next month's World Championships in Berlin – are taking place.

With seats on the plane to Germany up for grabs, there will be plenty of fascinating battles in both track and field events.

There is no doubt about today's highlight with the men's 100m scheduled to take place. Controversial athlete Dwain Chambers will be the favourite but he is closely matched by four other British male sprinters within 5/100ths of a second of one another. It promises to be a nail-biting event, with both the semis and finals, live, in this programme. In the women's 100m, Montell Douglas and defending champion Jeanette Kwakye start as favourites.

Elsewhere, the women's 400m final sees Lee McConnell defending her crown. This year, she may have to beat World and Olympic champion Christine Ohurohgu, who missed last year's event through injury. The 2007 World silver medallist Nicola Sanders is also chasing selection in what promises to be a hard-contested final.

Commentary comes from Steve Cram, Paul Dickenson and Jonathan Edwards.

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BBC THREE Saturday 11 July 2009

T In The Park 2009

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TV
Saturday 11 July
8.00-11.00pm BBC THREE
8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO (Scotland)
11.35pm-12.35am BBC ONE (Scotland)

Edith Bowman is at Scotland's biggest music festival to present an evening of live footage from this year's top acts.

Edith is joined by co-hosts Reggie Yates and Nick Grimshaw, along with roving reporter Matt Edmondson, to provide an evening packed full of unmissable musical entertainment.

Tonight's show includes a live, on-stage performance from American rockers The Killers, who are the Main Stage's headline act. Highlights of the day's other top acts include Razorlight, Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, Manic Street Preachers and Glasvegas.

New to this year's TV coverage is the BBC Three InTimate stage, which features one-off acoustic numbers as well as unique collaborations between artists, performed especially for the BBC audience.

At 11.35pm, viewers in Scotland can see highlights of the whole of the second day at T In The Park, when Vic Galloway teams up with Edith to bring extra exclusive coverage on BBC Scotland. This includes highlights of the best of the festival as well as more from the BBC Three InTimate Stage and extra reports from Matt Edmondson. Viewers elsewhere in the UK can view this extra coverage on digital satellite.

Both BBC Three and BBC Scotland's footage will be available via the BBC's iPlayer service.

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BBC ONE Sunday 12 July 2009

Hope Springs Ep 6/8

High Definition programme
Sunday 12 July
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

With bits of Marius's car washing up at the loch side, the women are under pressure to get out of Hope Springs – fast – as the quirky drama starring Alex Kingston, Sian Reeves, Christine Bottomley and Vinette Robinson continues.

Ellie urges Sadie to get in touch with Bronius, her dodgy Lithuanian contact, to buy fake passports. He's happy to oblige but it'll cost the women double the money they agreed if they want early delivery.

Having run out of cash, Ellie tempts Bronius with a game of poker in the hope they can win their passports and make some money but, knowing they'll have to fix the game, Hannah, Josie and Shoo install hidden cameras and secret microphones.

Facing the realisation that this could be their last day in Hope Springs, the women plan their goodbyes. Sadie tries, but fails, to make amends with an angry and emotional Ann Marie, who's still reeling from the fallout of her wedding. Reconciliation is in the air for Shoo and Dean, though, as they kiss and make-up.

Forgiveness is the last thing on Ina's mind – she wants to divorce her cheating husband, Euan. Worried he'll lose everything, Euan urges Ann Marie to tell Ina she lured him into bed – in return there'll be the added bonus of scamming Ellie out of all her money.

With new evidence to consider, Gil revisits the murder investigation, questioning Ronan about Billy's mobile phone transcripts. As Ronan reacts defensively, Ina grows uneasy and Gil suspects Ronan knows more than he's letting on.

At the hotel, with the poker game in full swing, the girls are in the money. But they're not the only ones who aren't playing by the rules as Ellie is dealt a disastrous hand, with dire consequences.

To make matters worse, the women are horrified to discover the police plan to drag the loch...

Ellie is played by Alex Kingston, Sadie by Annette Crosbie, Bronius by Aleksandar Mikic, Hannah by Sian Reeves, Josie by Vinette Robinson, Shoo by Christine Bottomley, Ann Marie by Ronni Ancona, Dean by Richard Madden, Ina by Lorraine McIntosh, Euan by Alex Newman, Gil by Paul Higgins and Ronan by Tony McGeever.

Hope Springs is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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BBC TWO Sunday 12 July 2009

Golf – Scottish Open

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 12 July
2.00-5.30pm BBC TWO

Hazel Irvine presents continued live action of the Scottish Open from Loch Lomond, as the final round draws to a close and a new champion is crowned.

Last year, Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland became the first British or Irish player to lift the trophy since Colin Montgomerie triumphed at the Loch Lomond course a decade ago. Who will emerge victorious in the final European Tour event before thoughts turn to Turnberry and the Open Championship?

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Athletics – World Trials

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 12 July
5.30-8.00pm BBC TWO

John Inverdale is at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham to present live coverage of the World Championships trials, with the winners of each event effectively booking their places on the Great British plane to Berlin.

Among a whole host of finals on the last day is the Women's 800m, an event which is turning into a real highlight for Great Britain. Already this season Jenny Meadows, Marilyn Okoro and Jemma Simpson have got very close to the two-minute mark and a handful of rivals are lined up behind them to make this one too close to call.

Elsewhere, the 200m finals will also take place and, just like yesterday's 100m, the men's event looks like it will be a tight affair. Rikki Fifton leads the rankings this year but is closely followed by Gerald Phiri and Dwain Chambers. Ruled out of GB plans for the relay in Berlin, Chambers may try to double up in the Berlin sprints, but he'll have to beat his best friend, Christian Malcolm, who won the title last year.

Britiain's most talented multi-eventer, Jessica Ennis, will be in action in both the high jump and 100m hurdles. It's a measure of her ability and form that she will be a red-hot favourite to win both.

Commentary comes from Steve Cram, Paul Dickenson and Jonathan Edwards.

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On Thin Ice Ep 3/5

Sunday 12 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO

James Cracknell, Ben Fogle and Ed Coats celebrate Christmas in Antarctica
James Cracknell, Ben Fogle and Ed Coats celebrate Christmas in Antarctica

With only weeks until the team is due to leave for the race across Antarctica to the South Pole, Ben Fogle is ill in hospital being treated for leishmaniasis vianna, a flesh-eating disease. His future in the race is highly uncertain.

His team-mates, James Cracknell and Dr Ed Coats, can only keep up with their training, hoping that Ben will recover in time while facing the real possibility of having to go without him.

With just days to go before they must leave the UK, Ben is finally given the all-clear from the doctors. At last, the team can come together and make final preparations for the race ahead in one of the toughest and most hostile environments on the planet.

They arrive in Antarctica, along with five other race teams, and head off into the desolate icy wilderness for a 10-day acclimatisation trek. Through Christmas and New Year they ski into some of the worst weather that the region can throw at them; fierce blizzards blow, the temperature plummets and emotions run high as the race start looms.

Next week, as the race begins, the trio discover just how hard and brutal racing across Antarctica can be. There's also a body blow for Olympic hero James as his childhood asthma returns and pneumonia threatens his future in the race.

On Thin Ice can also be seen on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media – on Monday 13 July at 8pm.

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BBC THREE Sunday 12 July 2009

T In The Park 2009

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TV
Sunday 12 July
8.00-10.00pm BBC THREE
10.45pm-12.15am BBC THREE
8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO (Scotland)
11.15-12.15am BBC TWO (Scotland)

Back in Balado for the third and final day of T In The Park, Edith Bowman introduces an unmissable evening of entertainment for music fans.

Edith and co-hosts Reggie Yates and Nick Grimshaw interview some of this year's top performers while reporter Matt Edmondson is out and about onsite meeting festival-goers who are soaking up the atmosphere at the musical extravaganza, which is now in its 16th year.

Sunday's BBC Three programme includes spectacular performances from Main Stage co-headliners Blur and Snow Patrol, along with highlights of sets from Keane, Pendulum, Pet Shop Boys, TV On The Radio, Lily Allen and Elbow.

Also featured are one-off acoustic performances and exclusive collaborations from the new BBC Three InTimate Stage.

This footage will also be shown on BBC Two Scotland (8-9pm and 11.15pm-12.15am) and will be available via the BBC's iPlayer service. People elsewhere in the UK can also view this extra coverage on digital satellite.

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BBC FOUR Sunday 12 July 2009

GREY EXPECTATIONS
Liz Smith's Summer Cruise

Sunday 12 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR
Liz Smith's Summer Cruise
Liz Smith's Summer Cruise

Eighty-seven-year-old actress and comedian Liz Smith – known to millions as Nana in The Royle Family and Leticia in The Vicar Of Dibley – does the one thing she has never managed to achieve in her life: go on a proper holiday.

In this special one-off programme, part of Grey Expectations, a season of programmes dedicated to understanding life's twilight years, award-winning documentary film-maker Daisy Asquith follows the Bafta-winning actress as she fulfils her modest ambition to join a group of like-minded individuals on holiday while she still can.

Liz chooses to take a cruise, confident in the knowledge that she might not feel lonely, knowing many other single people choose this type of vacation, particularly if it is their first holiday experience alone.

The film gives an intimate and personal insight into Liz's life, both past and present, from the moment she plans her holiday, packs her bags, bids farewell to her friends, leaves the security of her sheltered accommodation and heads off on board a 10-day Adriatic cruise to Venice.

Was the holiday everything she dreamed of?

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BBC ONE Monday 13 July 2009

EastEnders

Monday 13 July
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Phil makes it clear to Archie that he is not welcome back in Walford, in today's visit to Albert Square.

Janine enters Tiffany into the "Teeny Weenie" talent contest, with the hope that she'll win her the prize money. Meanwhile, Christian pushes Syed too far and the pair fight in the Masala Unit.

Elsewhere, Stacey's behaviour becomes more erratic after she receives the divorce papers from Bradley; and Tanya questions whether allowing Max back into her life is a good idea.

Phil is played by Steve McFadden, Archie by Larry Lamb, Janine by Charlie Brooks, Tiffany by Maisie Smith, Christian by John Partridge, Syed by Marc Elliott, Stacey by Lacey Turner, Tanya by Jo Joyner and Max by Jake Wood.

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BBC TWO Monday 13 July 2009

Rowing – World Cup Highlights: Lucerne

Monday 13 July
1.00-2.00pm BBC TWO

Garry Herbert presents highlights from Lucerne, as the final World Cup regatta of the 2009 season takes place.

The Rotsee venue is traditionally the setting for the final leg of the three-race competition, an event Great Britain has won over the last two years. After emphatically racing into a 56-point lead in the opening event at Banyoles, High Performance Director David Tanner had high praise for the youngsters who performed so well in tandem with the British Olympic heroes. However, this is the regatta where all the big names come out, so victory here may well herald success at next month's World Championships in Poland. Dan Topolski joins Garry in the commentary box.

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The Supersizers Eat ... The Twenties Ep 5/6

Monday 12 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO

Sue Perkins and Giles Coren experience life as bright young things in the Twenties
Sue Perkins and Giles Coren experience life as bright young things in the Twenties

Socialising is the Supersizers' prerogative as they go Twenties and experience life as bright young things. The episode sees "It Girl" Sue Perkins with an authentic bob haircut and Giles Coren in full dandyish attire supping cocktails at The Ritz, dancing the Charleston at the Café de Paris and racing Bentleys at Brooklands.

Recreating the general strike of 1926, Giles works on the buses and Sue cooks sausages for volunteers in the park, with the help of this week's chef, food writer Allegra McEvedy. The Supersizers also visit an Egyptian exhibition at the British Museum, complete with a gourmet Fortnum & Mason picnic, to celebrate Howard Carter's historic discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922.

Giles and Sue are joined by Celia Walden, Diana Quick, Lord Ponsonby and David Taylor for a spectacular last meal of the week. Allegra prepares a "red" and "white" meal, which marks the end of the roaring Twenties and heralds the impending Wall Street Crash.

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The Wire – Reformation Ep 10/12

Monday 12 July
11.20pm-12.20am BBC TWO

Brother Mouzone returns to Baltimore on a mission of revenge and casts a wide net in his search for Omar, as the acclaimed US police drama continues.

Colvin manages, for now, to put off a Sun reporter inquiring about Amsterdam, while Burrell delivers news to City Hall.

Carver learns how much he doesn't know about good policing, while Pearlman and Daniels plead their case for a new kind of wiretap to Judge Daniel Phelan.

Carcetti is about to launch his campaign, but struggles with its effect on his friendship with Council colleague Tony Gray.

Stringer Bell falls out of favour with Avon and is given an ultimatum by Prop Joe and New Day Co-op crews.

Cutty's initial approach to teaching boxing ends up alienating the corner boys, while Marlo raises the stakes against the Barksdale gang.

Bubbles provides entrée to Freamon in an undercover cell-phone hustle.

Robert Wisdom plays Colvin, Frankie R Faison plays Burrell, Seth Gilliam plays Carver, Aidan Gillen plays Carcetti, Idris Elba plays Stringer Bell, Wood Harris plays Avon, Chad L Coleman plays Cutty, Jamie Hector plays Marlo, Andre Royo plays Bubbles and Clarke Peters plays Freamon.

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BBC THREE Monday 13 July 2009

T In The Park 2009

Monday 13 July
Time to be confirmed BBC THREE

Bringing highlights from Scotland's biggest music festival, Edith Bowman, Reggie Yates and Nick Grimshaw take a look back at T In The Park 2009.

The festival, which is now in its 16th year, took place in Balado, Kinross-shire, and featured big-name acts such as The Killers, Blur, Snow Patrol, Keane, Franz Ferdinand, Razorlight and Elbow.

New to the festival this year was the BBC Three InTimate Stage, featuring unique collaborations between artists and one-off performances, exclusively for the BBC audience.

More top festival moments and highlights are available at bbc.co.uk/tinthepark.

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CBEEBIES Monday 13 July 2009

Show Me Show Me Ep 6/40

Monday 13 to Friday 17 July
10.00-10.30am CBeebies
Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee bring objects and ideas to life for younger children
Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee bring objects and ideas to life for younger children

Younger viewers are invited to continue their journey to a magical playroom in the sky, where CBeebies favourites Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee bring objects and ideas to life with a cry of: "Show me show me."

Chris and Pui are joined by their toys – Tom, Stuffy, Miss Mouse and Teddington.

On Monday, Chris and Pui look at birds and morning. Humpty wants to fly like a bird, so Pui helps him pretend to fly on a magic carpet.

On Tuesday, the team has fun with beds and bugs. The toys pretend to go to sleep on a bed made out of cushions and there's a bug hunt around the playroom – but beware the spider in the bath!

On Wednesday, the gang look at pizza and wheels. The toys make their own pizza and see how grandad grows a tomato for the topping. And they pop a token in the telescope to look at wheels – on cars, on buses and on a wheelbarrow.

Chris, Pui and the toys look at music and rainbows on Thursday. The toys want to play musical instruments but Miss Mouse is too little to even pick up a drumstick. She'll have to find another way to play the drum...

The final visit of the week to the magical playroom in the sky sees Chris and Pui look at letters and trains. All the toys have been sent letters except poor old Teddington. And there's an adventure on a train – but watch out for that runaway train coming down the track...

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BBC ONE Tuesday 14 July 2009

Clash Ep 2/6

High Definition programme
Tuesday 14 July
4.30-5.00pm BBC ONE
BBC Radio 1 DJs Bobby Friction and Nihal help revamp classical pieces into pop tracks as Clash continues
BBC Radio 1 DJs Bobby Friction and Nihal help revamp classical pieces into pop tracks as Clash continues

Indie band The Noisettes make a special appearance in the second episode of Clash, the new CBBC series which sees BBC Radio 1 DJs Bobby Friction and Nihal swap bhangra for Beethoven as they join forces with musically talented children in a head-to-head contest to revamp two well-known classical pieces into pop tracks.

Two teams of five children, led by Bobby and Nihal, are tasked with deconstructing and reworking a classical piece, mixing musical styles and blending beats in a series of fun musical challenges. At the end of the series, they will be pitted against each other in the grand finale playing their new, mashed-up musical pieces live at a leading music festival.

In programme two, the teams concentrate on sounds and are told that pitch is everywhere and that everything has a pitch. Dispatched to the unlikely venues of a farm and a toyshop, the teams have to collect sounds to create a new version of Don't Upset The Rhythm by The Noisettes. They then play their finished tracks to the band, who judge which is best.

Clash is simulcast on the BBC HD channel, the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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EastEnders

Tuesday 14 July
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

Ian forges a plan to beat Janine and Tiffany in the talent contest in tonight's visit to Albert Square.

Elsewhere, Zainab is horrified to discover that Syed's painting has been ruined; Stacey befriends Whitney; and when Phil sets out to take revenge on Archie, he makes a shocking discovery.

Max and Tanya, meanwhile, grow closer.

Ian is played by Adam Woodyatt, Janine by Charlie Brooks, Tiffany by Maisie Smith, Zainab by Nina Wadia, Syed by Marc Elliott, Stacey by Lacey Turner, Whitney by Shona McGarty, Phil by Steve McFadden, Archie by Larry Lamb, Max by Jake Wood and Tanya by Jo Joyner.

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Holby City

Tuesday 14 July
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

Oliver infuriates Daisha when he challenges her about errors in treating a patient, as the medical drama continues. His zeal pays off when he diagnoses the patient correctly and impresses Linden. The patient then turns on Daisha, and Mark and Linden are forced to defend her. Later, Chrissie invites Oliver for a drink.

Tara and Elliot are working on a pitch to fund a new medical procedure. When Connie finds out she wants to join in but, on reflection, she decides to step aside and let Tara and Elliot have their moment of glory.

Meanwhile, Donna is surprised to see her father, Derek, on the ward. Ric discovers that Derek has cancer of the spleen, pancreas and abdominal wall – not good news, but operable.

Oliver is played by James Anderson, Daisha by Rebecca Grant, Linden by Duncan Pow, Mark by Robert Powell, Chrissie by Tina Hobley, Tara by Meera Syal, Elliot by Paul Bradley, Connie by Amanda Mealing, Donna by Jaye Jacobs, Derek by Clarke Peters and Ric by Hugh Quarshie.

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BBC TWO Tuesday 14 July 2009

The Wire – Middle Ground Ep 11/12

Tuesday 14 July
11.20pm-12.20am BBC TWO

The wire begins to yield information about the Barksdale organisation, though finding links to the top proves elusive, as the third season of the American crime drama reaches its penultimate episode.

Stringer Bell and Avon review how far they've come, with each harbouring plans for the future. Tipped by Burrell, Carcetti sees Amsterdam for himself and weighs up the benefits against the political reality – an assessment that mirrors Mayor Royce's own struggle with his advisers.

Meanwhile, Cutty hits upon an unusual benefactor for his boxing gym and continues to reach out to the corner boys. McNulty and D'Agostino find each other again while at work, and McNulty finds the way to a key piece of the puzzle in an unlikely place.

Awaiting his fate, Colvin works behind the scenes to shape the outcome of Amsterdam, while protecting his men from possible repercussions. With Johnny in the wind, Bubbles considers a new partner, while Omar and Brother Mouzone have a sudden encounter.

Stringer Bell is played by Idris Elba, Avon by Wood Harris, Burrell by Frankie R Faison, Carcetti by Aidan Gillen, Mayor Royce by Glynn Turman, Cutty by Chad L Coleman, McNulty by Dominic West, Colvin by Robert Wisdom, Johnny by Leo Fitzpatrick, Bubbles by Andre Royo, Omar by Michael K Williams and Brother Mouzone by Michael Potts.

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BBC THREE Tuesday 14 July 2009

Personal Affairs Ep 5/5

Tuesday 14 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC THREE
Grace (Olivia Grant) makes a dramatic return
Grace (Olivia Grant) makes a dramatic return

Events reach an emotional and thrilling climax at the Hartmann Payne party as Lucy, Midge, Nicole and Sid learn the shocking truth about Grace, in the exciting finale of BBC Three's sexy office drama.

With Crawford still holding the girls at gunpoint, Midge frantically goes in search of their captors' focus of revenge, Rock Van Gelder, but he's nowhere to be found. Unexpectedly, the girls' salvation comes in the shape of Grace.

Making a dramatic return, Grace tries to persuade Jane to call off her engagement to Richard and give their relationship a proper chance. But Jane can't deal with how people will react and grows increasingly frantic after discovering the PAs know all about their secret liaison.

In a last-ditch attempt to prove that she's not gay, Jane makes a move on PA Robbie but, when they kiss, all she sees is Grace. Bob gatecrashes the party to try to win back the affections of his wife, Lucy, but she's unsure that they have a future together following his infidelity. Affairs of the heart then take a back seat after Ian makes Lucy an offer she can't refuse...

Elsewhere, Sid and Rock behave like awkward teenagers around one another following their disastrous kiss, while Avi finally faces up to his feelings for Midge. But the young PA has other things on her mind – she is convinced that her boss, Simon, is really the mysterious Adam Hartmann and has undergone extensive plastic surgery to conceal his true identity.

Simon tries to make Midge see reason – why would he change his identity, marry his twin sister, Evie, and then come to work in the family business? But Midge has made up her mind.

The truth proves to be more shocking than the girls could ever have anticipated as secrets and lies unravel. The consequences prove fatal for one Hartmann Payne employee and life will never be the same for Lucy, Midge, Nicole, Sid and Grace.

Lucy is played by Laura Aikman, Midge by Annabel Scholey, Nicole by Maimie McCoy, Sid by Ruth Negga, Grace by Olivia Grant, Crawford by Al Weaver, Rock Van Gelder by Robert Gant, Jane by Archie Panjabi, Richard by Jeremy Sheffield, Robbie by Jamie Davis, Bob by Joe Absolom, Ian by Mark Benton, Avi by Kieran Bew, Simon by Darren Boyd and Evie by Ruta Gedmintas.

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BBC FOUR Tuesday 14 July 2009

GREY EXPECTATIONS
How To Be Old

Tuesday 14 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR

In How To Be Old, Nigel Planer's alter-ego Nicholas Craig, master of invention, theatrical historian and "absolutely bloody passionate" actor, examines the intricacies, pitfalls and sheer gruelling hard work which goes into the art of being old, as the Grey Expectations season of programmes dedicated to understanding life's twilight years continues.

Craig looks at some of the options open to the faltering actor: Casualty patient; Dickensian "character"; put-upon, slipper-shuffling pensioner in peril.

He examines the range of opportunities in TV commercials: smiling grandfather and smiling health insurance patient. Technique, script and choreography, together with prop-handling and choice of cardigan, are all up for debate.

Anyone keen on surviving the cut and thrust of old age in the fast lane should look no further than the extraordinary tour de force that is Craig – actor, Renaissance man and would-be pensioner.

FB/JF

The Chaser's War On Everything Ep 4/6

Tuesday 14 July
12.00midnight-12.30am BBC FOUR

The Chaser comedy team launch a real-life assault on everyone and everything, in this week's episode of the Australian satirical show.

Will prominent religious leaders accept apples from a giant serpent? How tolerant will passengers be of a blind taxi driver who swerves all over the road? And will Clive the slightly-too-loud commuter find a cure for his elbow herpes?

Produced by the group (Chris Taylor, Julian Morrow, Craig Reucassel, Andrew Hansen and Chas Licciardello), the sketch-and-stunt series was nominated for the Rose d'Or, probably due to a bureaucratic error. In its native Australia, the War On Everything won a swag of awards which the Chaser team assures the BBC are very prestigious.

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CBEEBIES Tuesday 14 July 2009

Waybuloo – Songbird Ep 17/20

Tuesday 14 July
9.10-9.30am CBEEBIES
12.40-1.00pm CBEEBIES

Yojojo finds a songbird in today's episode of the pre-school series set in the magical land of Nara.

The songbird sings beautifully and Yojojo plays along on his Pipling pipes. He puts the songbird into a basket to show the other Piplings but, when they arrive, Yojojo is puzzled because the songbird will no longer sing.

The other Piplings offer the songbird different things to make it sing, but the bird stays silent. When the Cheebies arrive, they tell Yojojo that birds don't like to be kept in baskets, so Yojojo sets the bird free.

The bird flies high into the trees and everyone plays whistles to bring it back down. Together the songbird, the Cheebies and the Piplings make beautiful music together.

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BBC TWO Wednesday 15 July 2009

The Culture Show Ep 2/8

Wednesday 15 July
7.00-7.50pm BBC TWO

Miranda Sawyer presents tonight's edition of the newly extended Culture Show which, again, comes from Albert Square in Manchester, the heart of the Manchester International Festival.

Tonight, the show looks at the collaboration between award-winning film-maker Adam Curtis, theatre company Punchdrunk and Damon Albarn. It Felt Like A Kiss tells the story of dark dreams and desires in Sixties America. The unique theatrical event unfolds over five floors of a deserted multi-storey office block and blends documentary footage with fairground ghost train horrors.

Art critic Alastair Sooke puts himself through a four-hour live art experience curated by artist Marina Abramovic at the Whitworth Gallery. Dubbed the Godmother of Performance Art, Abramovic's work can be both shocking and bizarre. This is her first show in the UK. Will it work? Will it hurt? Is it art? One of the artists in her show made his name by living in a cage for a year...

The show also follows Zaha Hadid as she converts the Manchester Art gallery into a new chamber music hall, scientifically designed to be the perfect setting for the solo works of Bach. To test it out, violinist Alina Ibragimova gives a performance.

Miranda Sawyer talks to Rufus Wainwright about his first opera, Prima Donna – a collaboration with Opera North – which receives its world première on Friday 10 July in Manchester.

A panel of cultural critics debates the highlights of this week's Manchester festival offerings, including a special collaboration between Elbow and the Halle Orchestra.

Finally, Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo bring a new recurring film strand to The Culture Show. It's the same blend of film erudition and banter, with audience participation, that has made their award-winning weekly radio show one of the BBC's most popular podcasts. This week, with school term finishing for summer, Kermode and Mayo discuss the pros and cons of movies set in schools.

The programme can be seen again on Saturday 18 July.

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Taking The Flak – Black Gold Ep 2/7

Wednesday 15 July
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO

Candida Coulter (Ruby Wax) is involved in a turf war as Taking The Flak continues
Candida Coulter (Ruby Wax) is involved in a turf war as Taking The Flak continues

The Americans are coming, as BBC Two's biting news satire continues.

When US network news legend Candida Coulter (played by Ruby Wax) cascades into Karibu, flanked by her long-suffering cameraman and producer, the American invasion of the conflict-torn African country begins. A turf war for talking heads breaks out between Coulter and her arch-rival, BBC correspondent David Bradburn. However, with bribery, exploding pineapples and power-outages, it is anyone's guess which national news reporter will get to file their story first.

Ruby Wax is Candida Coulter and Martin Jarvis is David Bradburn. Taking The Flak also stars Doon Mackichan as Jane Thomason, Bruce Mackinnon as Harry Chambers, Joanna Brookes as Margaret Hollis, Lydia Gitachu as Grace, Damian O'Hare as Rory Wallace, Lucy Chalkley as Samantha and Sean Power as Candida's cameraman, Chip.

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The Wire – Mission Accomplished Ep 12/12

Wednesday 15 July
Time to be confirmed BBC TWO

A reticent Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo, as the third series of the acclaimed US police drama concludes.

Meanwhile, as the detail works towards the top rungs of the Barksdale organisation, McNulty reassesses his pursuit of Stringer Bell and the path he's chosen for himself.

While Royce continues to grapple with Amsterdam, Burrell offers a deal to minimise the fallout, even as Colvin's idea becomes public knowledge.

Carcetti's ambition becomes obvious to his friend and fellow councilman Tony Gray, even as Gray has disclosed his own political plans.

Cutty struggles to keep his young boxers off the corners, as he and Fruit cross paths once again. Bubbles offers his view of the world, both as it is and once was.

Wood Harris plays Avon, Jamie Hector plays Marlo, Dominic West plays McNulty, Idris Elba plays Stringer Bell, Frankie R Faison plays Burrell, Aidan Gillen plays Carcetti, Chad L Coleman plays Cutty and Andre Royo plays Bubbles.

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Golf – The Open

Wednesday 15 July
11.20pm-12.20am BBC TWO

On the eve of the 138th Open Championship, Gary Lineker looks ahead to the next four days as Turnberry hosts the event for the first time in 15 years.

Ireland's Padraig Harrington hopes to secure a third successive Open title and, in doing so, join Tom Watson, Greg Norman and Nick Price on the roll of honour at the South Ayrshire course.

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BBC THREE Wednesday 15 July 2009

T In The Park 2009

Wednesday 15 July
Time to be confirmed BBC THREE

Edith Bowman, Reggie Yates and Nick Grimshaw present musical highlights from the BBC Three InTimate Stage at T In The Park 2009.

The acoustic stage was a new introduction this year and featured one-off acoustic performances from some of the festival's top-name acts – as well as special collaborations between musicians.

All performances on this stage were performed exclusively for the BBC audience across the weekend, giving armchair music-lovers the chance to see some unique footage from the comfort of their homes.

This highlights programme gives those who were soaking up the festival atmosphere at T In The Park the chance to catch up on some fabulous acoustic performances from behind the scenes at the festival.

More top festival moments and highlights are available at bbc.co.uk/tinthepark.

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BBC FOUR Wednesday 15 July 2009

GREY EXPECTATIONS
The Grandparent Diaries Ep 2/3

Wednesday 15 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR

The season of programmes dedicated to understanding life's twilight years continues on BBC Four, with the second programme in the Grandparent Diaries, which examines the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren.

The second film introduces the Little family. Molly Little is a typical 15-year-old girl. Constantly pushing boundaries, like all teenage girls, there are daily battles at home, as she pushes for later curfews, shorter hem lines and more phone credit.

However, while Molly is, in many ways, an archetypal teenager, her living situation is unusual. Both Molly and her 10-year-old brother, Mitch, have been brought up by their 68-year-old grandparents, Val and Ron Little, following the death of their mother, Tammy, in 2000.

The desire to maintain absolute normality for the children has been paramount for the Littles since Tammy died. Living with the generation gap is not easy for any of them, on top of the private struggles they have to cope with following the loss of a mother and a daughter. But clinging to the normal routine of everyday life has helped.

Through family archive, observation, interview and the children's video diary, the film builds up a moving and intimate picture of the Little family, past and present.

Through the voices of Molly, Mitch, Ron and Val, the film explores how far the love of these two doting – and grieving – grandparents has gone to repair a family coping with a tragic loss.

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GREY EXPECTATIONS
Getting On Ep 2/3

Wednesday 15 July
10.00-10.30pm BBC FOUR
Dr Pippa Moore (Vicki Pepperdine), Sister Den Flixter (Joanna Scanlan) and Nurse Kim Wilde (Jo Brand) are Getting On with it
Dr Pippa Moore (Vicki Pepperdine), Sister Den Flixter (Joanna Scanlan) and Nurse Kim Wilde (Jo Brand) are Getting On with it

Pippa is preparing her research paper while Den and Kim deal with a male referral, as the comedy starring Jo Brand, Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan and devised and written by the cast, directed by Peter Capaldi, continues.

However, it's Ivy, a problem patient, who dominates the day. Aggressive and unpleasant, she sets a chain reaction in motion that sees Hilary in tears and Kim in trouble.

Elsewhere on the ward, life and death continue as normal. But, with MRSA a factor, losing a patient could have a bigger significance.

Vicki Pepperdine plays Doctor Pippa Moore, Joanna Scanlan plays Sister Den Flixter, Jo Brand plays Nurse Kim Wilde, Patty Bee plays Ivy and Ricky Grover plays Matron Hilary Loftus.

Getting On, a darkly funny, tough and compassionate drama that follows the daily lives of the medical team as they go about their routine tasks, is part of BBC Four's Grey Expectations season of programmes dedicated to understanding life's twilight years.

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BBC ONE Thursday 16 July 2009

EastEnders

Thursday 16 July
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

Archie attempts to win Peggy back, in tonight's visit to Walford, but only succeeds in driving her further away.

Meanwhile, Syed makes a big announcement and Ian discovers that Jane is a judge for the talent contest and tries to convince her to rig the result so that Bobby wins.

Elsewhere, Stacey is desperate to discover the identity of Max's new woman.

Archie is played by Larry Lamb, Peggy by Barbara Windsor, Syed by Marc Elliott, Ian by Adam Woodyatt, Jane by Laurie Brett, Bobby by Alex Francis, Stacey by Lacey Turner and Max by Jake Wood.

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BBC TWO Thursday 16 July 2009

Golf – The Open

New seriesLive event/outside broadcast
Thursday 16 July
9.00am-8.00pm BBC TWO

Gary Lineker and Hazel Irvine present live coverage of the 138th Open Championships, as the Claret Jug returns to Turnberry, on the Ayrshire coast, for the first time since 1994.

Fifteen years ago, Zimbabwe's Nick Price was the winner, beating Sweden's Jesper Parnevik by a single shot. In recent years, Irishman Padraig Harrington has been the man to beat and the back-to-back defending champion is looking to become the first man to win three successive Opens since Peter Thomson in 1956.

World No. 1 Tiger Woods makes a welcome return to the event after missing out in 2008 due to knee surgery. Neither he nor Harrington have played the Turnberry course in a tournament before.

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Psychoville Ep 4/7

High Definition programme
Thursday 16 July
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO

David and Maureen lure their next victim to a waxwork museum and David finds himself treated to advice from some unlikely sources in tonight's episode of Psychoville, the scary, funny, bloody thriller from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, two of the acclaimed creators of The League Of Gentlemen.

Meanwhile, Mr Jolly explains to Mr Jelly the reason why the blackmail letters are being sent. Could Joy's dreams for little Freddy finally be coming true?

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton have also written exclusive content for Psychoville to offer viewers an online comedy experience at bbc.co.uk/psychoville. Principal characters are supported by their own websites and there are exclusive videos and extra comedy. Viewers can also interact with the mysterious blackmailer to uncover more about the secrets surrounding the main characters.

Psychoville is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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BBC THREE Thursday 16 July 2009

THE ADULT SEASON
Pregnancy – My Big Decision Ep 1/5

New series
Thursday 16 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC THREE

Five pairs of teenage girls facing similar and potentially life-changing decisions are followed as The Adult Season opens with the documentary series My Big Decision.

The first episode follows two teenage girls who are determined to have a baby.

Separated by age, culture and geography, but sharing the same all-consuming desire, the girls go on a very personal journey of self discovery – but they're taking their mums and grans with them.

Taking a break from everyday life, the six women embark on a five-day road trip across the UK, immersing themselves in the subject matter. Offering help and support throughout the experience, it's the last chance the older women have to persuade the teenagers to really think about making the right choice.

Sixteen-year-old Chantelle lost her virginity at 13. Having been with her boyfriend for a year and a half, she is desperate for a child. Her mum, Mandy, and 81-year-old gran, Maggie, are very much against the idea. Why does Chantelle so desperately want a child?

Headstrong only child Lydia is convinced that she's independent enough to raise a child, even though she's only 14 years old and doesn't have a boyfriend. Mum, Josephine, and family friend Lynn cannot understand why she wants to throw her teenage years away.

Along the way, the families are introduced to people and situations that are designed to get them talking openly and honestly and to help inform their decision.

Both girls spend the day exploring how their futures could pan out in a career day. Chantelle, who wants to be a hairdresser, spends the day assisting a top stylist on a fashion shoot, while Lydia, who loves to cook, spends the afternoon in the kitchen of a posh restaurant.

Both families spend the day with a teen mum; visit a maternity ward; and talk openly and honestly about themselves and their relationships with each other with a psychotherapist. Then the teens are given computerised "babies" which they must look after for 24 hours.

Finally, after five days on the road, has their shared experiences had any effect on the girls' decisions?

My Big Decision is part of BBC Three's Adult Season, on TV and online.

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CBEEBIES Thursday 16 July 2009

Waybuloo – Fruity Fun Ep 18/20

Thursday 16 July
9.10-9.30am CBEEBIES
12.40-1.00pm CBEEBIES

Lau Lau watches Nok Tok make seeds from some fir cones as a special present for the birds as the pre-school series set in the magical land of Nara continues.

Lau Lau loves the fir cones, so Nok Tok gives the rest to her as a special present. In return, Lau Lau wants to find a special present for Nok Tok. De Li and Yojojo help her hunt for special presents for everyone – lots of different fruit.

When the Cheebies arrive, Lau Lau wants everyone to be able to share and have something special, but there isn't enough fruit for everyone. The Cheebies have the answer. They ask Nok Tok to use his Anything Machine to turn all the fruit into fruity juice. Now everyone can share in Lau Lau's special presents.

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CBBC Thursday 16 July 2009

Deadly 60 Ep 8/13

Thursday 16 July
5.15-5.45pm CBBC
Steve Backshall comes face to face with a sloth bear
Steve Backshall comes face to face with a sloth bear

The latest leg of Steve Backshall's natural history odyssey takes him to Asia and, hot on this week's hit list, are examples of a lethal snake, a mammal and an insect to add to his Deadly 60 list.

It is estimated that between 20,000 to 50,000 people die in India each year from snake bites and the king cobra and saw-scaled viper are among the main culprits. Neither animal kills humans in order to eat them but are simply defending their territory in a heavily populated country. Steve has to decide which lethal critter should go on his list.

Although the next candidate may look cute, it certainly is not cuddly. Sloth bears' powerful jaws and huge claws, coupled with a highly unpredictable nature make them mean killing machines that kill more people in India than tigers. Steve and his cameraman pluck up the courage to enter the enclosure with some rescued bears at a sanctuary.

Finally, Steve is on the trail of a lethal insect that has had a martial art form named after it. He joins a class for some praying mantis kung fu to see why the lightning-fast insects have such deadly fighting skills. There are more than 800 different species of mantis, each one a master of camouflage, and Steve has to look really hard to seek out some of the multitude of varieties from the insect world's equivalent to the great white shark.

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BBC ONE Friday 17 July 2009

EastEnders

Friday 17 July
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Stacey becomes obsessive about finding out who Max is seeing, in the last visit of the week to Albert Square.

Meanwhile, Ian's plan for Bobby to win the talent contest is foiled; a distressed Debra comes to Whitney for help; and Christian tries to talk to Syed following his shock announcement.

Stacey is played by Lacey Turner, Max by Jake Wood, Ian by Adam Woodyatt, Bobby by Alex Francis, Debra by Ruth Gemmel, Whitney by Shona McGarty, Christian by John Partridge and Syed by Marc Elliott.

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BBC TWO Friday 17 July 2009

Golf – The Open

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 17 July
9.00am-8.00pm BBC TWO

Gary Lineker presents further live coverage of the Open Championships from the Ailsa course at Turnberry in Scotland.

The course first held the event in 1977, with Tom Watson beating Jack Nicklaus by a single shot in one of the best finishes in Major history. The contest is fondly remembered as the "Duel in the Sun".

For the 2009 tournament, the famous picturesque course has been lengthened by 247 yards. There are six new tee positions and three additional bunkers. The course's signature hole is the 10th, where players face a daunting 200-yard drive over the bay, alongside the famous lighthouse.

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BBC PROMS 2009
First Night Of The Proms

New seriesHigh Definition programme
Friday 17 July
8.00-10.30pm BBC TWO
Jiří Bělohlávek gets the BBC Proms 2009 under way
Jiří Bělohlávek gets the BBC Proms 2009 under way

Live from London's Royal Albert Hall, the 115th Proms season launches with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of chief conductor Jiří Bělohlávek. Presenter Clive Anderson introduces an exciting mix of music by Elgar, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky; with performances by singers Ailish Tynan and Alice Coote; and pianists Stephen Hough and Katia and Marielle Labèque.

During the interval there's lively discussion and chat with the artists and some special guests.

This Prom is a "live deferred" broadcast and will be shown approximately half an hour after it takes place.

First Night Of The Proms is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media. The concert is also broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

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T In The Park 2009

Friday 17 July
Time to be confirmed BBC TWO

In a two-hour bumper package of highlights, Edith Bowman, Reggie Yates and Nick Grimshaw take a look back at the best performances from last weekend's T In The Park.

Highlights from day one include headliners Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and The View, alongside Franz Ferdinand, Maximo Park, James Morrison and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

From day two, the best bits from the sets of The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Manic Street Preachers, The Specials, Jane's Addiction, Glasvegas and Paolo Nutini are featured.

From Sunday, the third and final day of the festival, there's music from Blur, Snow Patrol, Keane, Pet Shop Boys, Elbow and Pendulum.

Edith, Reggie and Nick also take a look at some of the top performances from the new BBC Three InTimate Stage, which included unique collaborations between some of the festival's big-name artists performed especially for the BBC audience.

More top festival moments and highlights are available at bbc.co.uk/tinthepark.

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