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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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Network TV BBC Week 37: 12-18 September

BBC ONE Unplaced

Casualty

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As members of the group trapped in the shopping centre start to regain consciousness, Jeff and Polly lead them to safety, in the second part of the explosive series-opener of the medical drama. However, Adam is worried when he can't find Heather and insists on staying behind to search for her. He eventually frees Heather from some rubble but soon realises that he, Ella and Heather are trapped; he doesn't know the way out.

Jeff and Lee slip back into the building, without Dixie and Polly noticing. Jeff wants to rescue the remaining three. Lee has been injured during their escape, though, leaving Adam, Heather and Ella to tend to him while Jeff tries to find help. Jeff, however, collapses on his way out. When no help comes Lee realises that their only chance is to try to climb up the lift shaft to safety. A petrified Heather, though, is too slow, and Adam can only dive for cover when flames engulf her...

Back at the Emergency Department (ED), Jessica is fraught when she realises Adam is trapped inside and sets about organising the F2s, who are overwhelmed by the volume of casualties.

As Adam arrives back at the ED he is inconsolable; it's his first day as clinical lead and he feels as if he has failed at the first hurdle.

Jeff is played by Matt Bardock, Polly by Sophia DiMartino, Adam by Tristan Gemmill, Heather by Georgia Moffett and Jessica by Gillian Kearney.

Guest artists this week include Katie Griffiths, who plays Ella, Anthony Flanagan, who plays Lee, Clive Wood, who plays Mr Tweedie, Joe McFadden, who plays Alistair and Brendan Mackey, who plays Sherb.

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BBC TWO Unplaced

Home Time Ep 1/6

New series
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Day and time to be confirmed BBC TWO
Gaynor (Emma Fryer) returns home after trying to find her place in the big wide world
Gaynor (Emma Fryer) returns home to face the music

Emma Fryer (Ideal) stars in a new comedy for BBC Two, which she co-wrote with Neil Edmond (Where Are The Joneses?). It is filmed on location in Coventry.

The six-part series features a nearly all-female ensemble cast, including Hayley Jayne Standing (My Dad's The Prime Minister), Kerry Godliman (Extras), Rebekah Staton (Pulling), Marian McLoughlin (The Omid Djalili Show), alongside Philip Jackson (Poirot) and James Daffern (Emmerdale, Love Letters).

Emma plays the lead role of Gaynor Jacks, who returns to her home town of Coventry, back to her mum and dad's house, and where her three best friends, Mel, Becky and Kelly, live.

Aged 17, Gaynor ran off to find her place in the big wide world, but now, aged 29, she's back with her tail between her legs. Gaynor can't hide for ever in her bedroom; she must crawl back into her old life and suffer the gleeful sympathy of her friends and ill-judged parental intrusions. And of course this is all played out in front of old flames and adversaries Gaynor never thought she'd see again, and underscored by the smirking cries of: "See you're back, then."

As the series begins, Gaynor has come back home and is hiding in her "teenage" bedroom. But her mum, Brenda, makes sure she gets out and faces up to the friends she left behind: manipulative Mel, club-weary Kelly and angry Becky.

Gaynor is played by Emma Fryer, Mel by Hayley Jane Standing, Kelly by Rebekah Staton, Becky by Kerry Godliman and Brenda by Marian McLoughlin.

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Design For Life Ep 1/6

New series
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9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO
Design guru Philippe Starck (centre) attempts to shake up the world of British design with the aid of his wife, Jasmine, and top designer Eugeni
Design guru Philippe Starck (centre) attempts to shake up the world of British design with the aid of his wife, Jasmine, and top designer Eugeni

Design guru Philippe Starck is determined to shake up the world of British design. Claiming there has not been a design revolution here since Terence Conran burst onto the scene in the Sixties, Starck has chosen 12 would-be British designers from hundreds of applicants to join him in his design school in the French capital, promising to reward one of them with a six-month placement at his design agency.

In programme one, viewers encounter the 12 students as they wait nervously to meet Starck for the first time at the school of design he has set up for them in a renovated funeral depot in Paris. When Starck arrives, he tells them what's in store for them over the next 10 weeks. He outlines his philosophy of design before sending the students off on their first challenge: they must scour the hypermarket for products they feel display good design qualities and those that display bad ones.

While some of the students impress Starck with their ingenuity, five fall short of the mark. With top designer Eugeni and Starck's wife, Jasmine, to advise, Starck sets the five unlucky students a nerve-wracking new challenge – to repeat the hypermarket challenge on the internet in just 10 minutes. When they re-pitch their ideas, two are still found wanting and are unceremoniously dismissed; their dreams dashed. The surviving 10 excitedly move into their new home in a Paris suburb and prepare for a challenging but, ultimately, mind-blowing experience.

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THIS IS SCOTLAND
Scotland On Screen

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Scottish movie star Alan Cumming (pictured with Bill Forsyth) celebrates some of the weird and wonderful films inspired by Scotland
Scottish movie star Alan Cumming (pictured with Bill Forsyth) celebrates some of the weird and wonderful films inspired by Scotland

Scotland and its spectacular scenery has played a starring role in Hollywood movies from Brigadoon to Braveheart, with some notable home-grown productions along the way, from Local Hero to Trainspotting.

This hour-long documentary brings Scottish movie star Alan Cumming home to take a tour of some of the locations of classic Scottish films, as part of BBC Four's This Is Scotland season.

Says Alan: "When 5,000 miles away it can be easy to think it's only a place of magic and myth.

"Seen from closer to home, things can look a little different. I want to take a closer look at how Scotland's been perceived, from Hollywood's long-lens view to the reflections of home-grown film-makers."

Alan, who grew up in Angus, first takes the road to the Highlands and a landscape which has provided a thrilling and dramatic backdrop for cinematic magic ranging from Richard Hannay making his escape down the slopes of Glencoe, to Harry Potter hurtling over the Glenfinnan viaduct en route to Hogwarts.

He talks to the members of Clan Wallace, who appeared as extras in Braveheart, and the grown-up girl who played William Wallace's childhood sweetheart.

Scotland's islands' place in its movie-lore is celebrated on Mull with the classic Powell & Pressburger movie, I Know Where I'm Going!, from 1945.

Alan also celebrates some of the weird and wonderful movies inspired by Scotland, such The Wicker Man, which was famously filmed in Dumfries & Galloway. Along the way, he also reviews some latter-day representations of Scotland, with director Bill Forsyth in Cumbernauld, the setting of Gregory's Girl.

Edinburgh's particular contribution to Scottish cinema is exemplified by such contrasting films as The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie – as Alan takes tea with the Morningside Parish Ladies Group – and Trainspotting.

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BBC ONE Saturday 12 September 2009

Football Focus

Saturday 12 September
11.30am-12.00noon BBC ONE

Dan Walker and expert guests preview the weekend's football fixtures and look back at last week's 2010 World Cup qualifying games. Having mastered Liverpool in the opening game of the season, Tottenham welcome champions Manchester United to White Hart Lane.

Premier League new boys Burnley upset Manchester United in their first home game of the campaign – now the Clarets tackle Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure face an early reunion with their old team-mates as Manchester City host Arsenal. It will be the first batch of Premier League fixtures since the summer transfer window closed and there will be a look at how the teams are set for the long stretch until it opens again in January.

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Formula 1 – Italian Grand Prix Qualifying

Saturday 12 September
12.10-2.15pm BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey introduces live coverage of qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix from Monza.

Rain played havoc during qualifying last year with Toro Rosso's Sebastian Vettel taking full advantage to become the youngest driver to earn pole position in Formula 1 history.

David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan provide expert analysis as the grid for tomorrow's race takes shape.

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Casualty

New series
Saturday 12 September
8.10-9.00pm BBC ONE

It is Adam's first day as clinical lead and he's determined to continue the legacy of success left by Jordan, as a new series of the popular medical drama begins. Eight new juniors arrive and Adam jumps at the chance to do some team building. However, some recruits are more enthusiastic than others.

Eager to impress on their first day, the newcomers are keen to go on a call with Adam, but Heather is the one who secures her place. As they head out, Yuki, May and Lenny are left behind. In their eagerness to impress, they cause chaos and are ordered out.

Meanwhile, Adam and Heather arrive at a deserted shopping centre where they are directed to a woman named Ella by security guard Lee. Ella is trapped in an industrial-sized fan.

Adam, Heather, Ella and her boyfriend, Dans, are in more danger than they know. Mr Tweedie, the centre owner, believes the place is deserted and has set up an explosive device to destroy the building.

The team hears a rumble and a fireball engulfs them...

Adam is played by Tristan Gemmill, Ruth by Georgia Taylor, Heather by Georgia Moffett, Yuki by Will Sharpe, May by Laura Aikman and Lenny by Steven Miller.

Guest artists include Katie Griffiths as Ella, Luke Pasqualino as Dans, Clive Wood as Mr Tweedie and Brendan Mackey as Sherb.

The concluding episode of this two-part Casualty story can be seen later in the week on BBC One.

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BBC PROMS 2009
Last Night Of The Proms – Part Two

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 12 September
9.20-10.50pm BBC ONE
The world's greatest classical music festival reaches its climax
The world's greatest classical music festival reaches its climax

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Clive Anderson introduces the spectacular climax to the 2009 Proms season. American conductor David Robertson is master of ceremonies for the first time with two top soloists – mezzo soprano Sarah Connolly and trumpet player Alison Balsom – and the combined forces of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus and the BBC Singers.

There's music for fireworks, music to dance to and music played by vacuum cleaners in a festive evening that culminates in the singing of well-known tunes by Arne, Parry and Elgar.

Digital viewers can, via the Red Button, choose to see more from the Proms In The Parks around the UK, in Hyde Park, Salford, Swansea, Glasgow and Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland.

Part One of the Last Night Of The Proms can be seen on BBC Two.

The Last Night Of The Proms is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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Match Of The Day

Saturday 12 September
10.55pm-12.15am BBC ONE

Gary Lineker presents all the goals and highlights from today's Premier League fixtures.

Liverpool's only meeting with Burnley in the last 12 years brought a shock win for the Clarets, thanks to Djimi Traore's farcical own goal in the FA Cup third round at Turf Moor in 2005.

Today, the teams met at Anfield for the first time in the Premier League, with Burnley having already enjoyed a victory over Manchester United this season.

Tottenham beat Liverpool in the opening game of the season and today turned their attentions to champions Manchester United, who they held to a frustrating 0-0 draw in the corresponding fixture last season.

Stoke led Chelsea 1-0 with three minutes to go the last time the teams met, only for the Blues to pinch victory with two late goals. How would Carlo Ancelotti's team fare at the fortress that is the Britannia Stadium today?

Manchester City paid almost £40m for Arsenal's Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure over the summer and the former Gunners faced a swift reunion with their former team-mates at the City of Manchester Stadium earlier today.

Hull were the only team that Sunderland did the double over last season. Could they win their fifth match in a row against the Tigers today?

Blackburn and Wolves have met just twice previously in the Premier League but those two meetings have thrown up a total of 10 goals, which augured well – for neutrals at least – for today's clash at Ewood Park.

In today's other games, Portsmouth played Bolton while West Ham travelled to Wigan.

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The Football League Show

Saturday 12 September
12.15-1.30am BBC ONE

Manish Bhasin introduces goals from every Football League match in the country, plus extended highlights from the biggest games of the day.

Promotion favourites Middlesbrough welcomed Roy Keane's underperforming Ipswich Town, while surprise package Coventry City took on Bristol City, who are among the early season pace-setters again.

In League One, Charlton played Southampton in a game that was a Championship fixture last season.

Viewers have a chance to send in their views and Mark Clemmit brings his "access all areas" reports.

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BBC TWO Saturday 12 September 2009

Skate Nation Ep 9/11

Saturday 12 September
9.00-10.00am BBC TWO

There are only three teams left in the competition as Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes present Skate Nation's nail-biting semi-final. With only two places available in next week's final, the talented skaters have to dazzle the judges with their roller skills and dance moves.

This week, the remaining teams perform two routines in the Skate stadium. The studio audience and judges Camilla Dallerup, Asha Kirkby and Kevin Adams face the unenviable decision of deciding who will skate on and who will sadly have to skate home.

Camilla marks the teams on their rhythm, entertainment value and dance skills; Kevin on their energy, dedication and attitude; and Asha on their skating skills and technical ability.

Additional roller entertainment is provided in a routine from The British Champion artistic skating duo Darren Dyke and Kirsty Chick.

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My Almost Famous Family –
We've Only Just Begun Ep 1/11

New series
Saturday 12 September
10.00-10.30am BBC TWO
Singing, dancing and doing the chores is all in a day's work for the Swann family (L-R) Aretha (Dominique Moore), Toyah (Naomi Battrick), Hadley (Angus Harrison), Isaac (Matt Morgan), Shalondra (Rakie Ayola) and Gary (Andrew Clover)
Singing, dancing and doing the chores is all in a day's work for the Swann family

My Almost Famous Family is a brand new, all-singing, all-dancing comedy series set to strike a chord on CBBC. Singing, dancing and doing the chores is all in a day's work for the Swann family. By day, the Swanns perform as television pop group We're In Perfect Harmony; by night, they're a big and sometimes harmonious step-family.

When English musician Gary Swann stepped on stage with African-American soul singer Shalondra in Las Vegas, it was love at first verse. Now, their families have come together, moved back to the UK and landed the best gig in TV – house band on everyone's favourite tea time chat show, The Totally Annabelle Show.

In front of the TV screens, teen presenter Annabelle is a darling and adored by all. However, once the cameras stop rolling, the Swanns soon discover her real persona...

With five child stars living, singing and schooling under one roof, there are guaranteed tears and tantrums – and the occasional spontaneous musical number! Firstly, there are Gary's two teenage children – self-styled bad boy of rock and secret softie Hadley and quick-witted musical genius Toyah. Then there are Shalondra's children – fame-hungry diva-in-the-making Aretha and family joker Isaac. Finally, Gary and Shalondra have produced the baby of the family – cheeky, entrepreneur-in-the-making Martha, who is deaf.

In the first episode, the Swann family get their first shot at fame as the house band on The Totally Annabelle Show.

Gary is played by Andrew Clover, Shalondra by Rakie Ayola, Hadley by Angus Harrison, Aretha by Dominique Moore, Isaac by Matt Morgan, Martha by Rachel Bradley and Annabelle by Alice Henley.

My Almost Famous Family 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 SWITCH
Off The Hook Ep 1/7

New series
Saturday 12 September
12.30-1.00pm BBC TWO
Danny (Jonathan Bailey), Shane (Danny Morgan), Scarlet (Joanna Cassidy) and Fred (James Buckley) are Off The Hook
Danny (Jonathan Bailey), Shane (Danny Morgan), Scarlet (Joanna Cassidy) and Fred (James Buckley) are Off The Hook

Following the success of its online debut on BBC Switch last year, Off The Hook (formerly Fresh) – a comedy set in the world of university freshers – is airing in full multi-channel broadcast on BBC Switch on BBC Two. It is the first UK comedy series to make the transition from online to a BBC TV channel.

Off The Hook explores the lives of a mismatched group of fresh-faced students as they enjoy their first taste of independence, with all the mishaps and misadventures that entails.

The show features a cast of both new and established actors, including: Jonathan Bailey as Danny; Danny Morgan as Shane; Joanna Cassidy as Scarlet; and James Buckley as Fred.

In the first episode, Danny embarks on his first week at uni – the fun, the parties and the girls, including Becky.

However, Danny is about to get an earth-shattering blast from the past in the form of Shane, his outrageous slacker mate from school and the "worst best friend ever". Blagging his way in through last-minute clearing, Shane proceeds to gatecrash Danny's entire existence and ransack his best-laid plans.

Off The Hook forms part of a season of new drama and comedy for teens on Switch in the autumn. This also includes The Cut, a new, multi-platform soap which airs in five-minute episodes on bbc.co.uk/switch, with a weekly omnibus in the Switch zone on BBC Two.

Off The Hook can also be seen on BBC Three on Thursdays.

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BBC PROMS 2009
Last Night Of The Proms – Part One

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 12 September
7.30-9.00pm BBC TWO

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Clive Anderson introduces the final concert of the 2009 BBC Proms season. The evening gets under way with a Flourish Of Fireworks by Oliver Knussen and then works by anniversary composers Purcell and Haydn feature the evening's soloists, mezzo soprano Sarah Connolly and trumpet player Alison Balsom. The first half ends with an exotic masterpiece for chorus and orchestra by Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos.

The BBC Singers, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by David Robertson. During the interval, there are highlights from Proms In The Park in London, Salford, Swansea, Glasgow and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland. Digital viewers, via the Red Button, can choose to view even more action from the Proms In The Parks.

The Last Night Of The Proms 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 PARLIAMENT Saturday 12 September 2009

The Commons And The Crunch

Saturday 12 September
8.00-8.40pm BBC PARLIAMENT

Two years ago this week the collapse of Northern Rock heralded the era of the credit crunch. Televised pictures of people queuing to withdraw their money shocked the nation and MPs alike.

The Commons Treasury Committee launched a series of hearings into what went wrong and, as the crisis unfolded, this became the main forum in which the big players had to explain themselves.

The MPs grilled not just ministers and public figures including the Governor of the Bank of England; they also heard from masters and former masters of the financial universe – and even from the journalists who reported on the financial collapse.

In this BBC Parliament special, Mark D'Arcy, the BBC's parliamentary correspondent, replays the highlights, and, as the dust begins to settle, finds out what the key players think.

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BBC ONE Sunday 13 September 2009

Formula 1 – Italian Grand Prix

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 13 September
12.10-3.00pm BBC ONE
Jake Humphrey hosts live coverage of the Italian Grand Prix from Monza
Jake Humphrey hosts live coverage of the Italian Grand Prix from Monza

Jake Humphrey hosts live coverage of the Italian Grand Prix from Monza.

Five different drivers have won the race in the past five years and there could well be a sixth this time around. Last year's contest was a thriller with Sebastian Vettel holding off the field to claim a maiden GP victory for both himself and his Toro Rosso team. The 21-year-old German also became Formula 1's youngest-ever race winner.

Lewis Hamilton was seventh – a disappointing result as he had been on the podium in four of his previous five races, but a remarkable achievement given that he started 15th on the grid.

Highlights from today's Grand Prix can be seen from 7pm on BBC Three.

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Waking The Dead – End Of The Night Ep 1/2

Sunday 13 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

In 1997, two men raped a young woman, Gemma Morrison, as her younger brother was held captive. When the ordeal was over, the attackers threw them both off a bridge. Gemma's brother was killed but, miraculously, she survived. The rapists were never caught. Twelve years on, Gemma's lack of closure following this attack leads her to drunkenly attempt suicide on the eve of her 30th birthday, as BBC One's popular International Emmy Award-winning drama, starring Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Tara FitzGerald, Wil Johnson and Félicité du Jeu, continues, with the second of four two-part stories.

After finding a note from Gemma on the back of his business card in her crashed car, Boyd decides to reopen the case, despite there being no new evidence. Spencer struggles to comprehend both Boyd's decision and motive and questions whether he has outgrown the Cold Case squad.

With the help of forensic insight from Eve, the Cold Case team has a breakthrough – this was not a random incident, but a calculated attack by the two men. Boyd crosses the line while investigating this lead but his illegal methods provide the squad with a name – Jason Bloch. The identity of the other rapist remains unknown.

The police visit Bloch at the college in which he is the caretaker, and ask him to take a DNA test the following day. Bloch knows his time is up and, suspecting that this is his last evening of freedom, pays a visit to his accomplice, the second rapist from 12 years ago. Bloch tells him to take care of his disabled wife, revealing that should he refuse, vital evidence linking him to the crime scene that he secretly kept in his possession will be handed over to the police.

Trevor Eve plays DSI Peter Boyd, Sue Johnston plays Dr Grace Foley, Tara FitzGerald plays Dr Eve Lockhart, Wil Johnson plays DI Spencer Jordan and Stacey Roca plays DS Katrina Howard.

This episode guest stars Michelle Dockery as Gemma Morrison, Ian Mercer as Jason Bloch and Rory Kinnear as James Mitcham. The concluding part can be seen tomorrow.

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BBC TWO Sunday 13 September 2009

Boxing – World Championships

Sunday 13 September
3.00-4.00pm BBC TWO

Ronald McIntosh presents highlights from the AIBA World Boxing Championships, which have been taking place in Milan's Mediolanum Forum, where boxers from more than 100 countries have been battling it out across 11 weight divisions.

Lightweight Frankie Gavin made history two years ago in Chicago, when he became England's first amateur World Champion, while Joe Murray and Bradley Saunders also picked up bronze medals. Welterweight Saunders was one of the favourites to take gold in Milan but was ruled out earlier this month after breaking a thumb in an exhibition bout.

Richie Woodhall joins Ronald in the commentary box.

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Triathlon – World Championships Final 2009

Sunday 13 September
4.00-5.30pm BBC TWO

BBC Two brings highlights from the ITU World Championship Series Grand Final from Australia.

After seven rounds staged across the globe, the inaugural series reaches its conclusion on Australia's Gold Coast. Britain's Alistair Brownlee will go into the race as the favourite following his blistering form this season – his victories have included winning the race in Hyde Park, London (the venue for the triathlon at the 2012 Olympic Games).

In the women's event, Australian Emma Moffatt will be looking to add the world title to the Olympic title she won in Beijing last year, while 2008 World Champion Helen Jenkins heads the British entries.

Matt Chilton is the commentator.

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Last Chance To See – Northern White Rhino Ep 2/6

Sunday 13 September
8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO

With the estimate that there may be just four northern white rhino still living in the wild echoing in his ears, Stephen Fry begins a journey to try to track them down to the area they were last seen. Unfortunately for the rhinos (and Stephen), they were last seen in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

Before they turn their attention Congo-wards, Stephen and zoologist Mark Carwardine have other endangered creatures to meet, as the series which sees them following in the footsteps of writer Douglas Adams continues. First is the northern white rhino's first cousin, the southern white rhino, whose story gives the intrepid duo some hope: once on the verge of extinction itself at the turn of the last century, the southern white rhino clawed its way back from just 20 animals to a population of more than 17,000 today.

Avid chimpanzee-hater Mark is babysitting a couple of orphan chimps before they are released. He claims: "They can be deceitful, they tell lies and they bear grudges..." Stephen, meanwhile, experiences "what is reputed to be the greatest animal encounter on the planet" – silverback gorillas.

And with 95 per cent of the population of black rhino poached in the last 40 years alone, Stephen and Mark join a frantic, roller-coaster jeep ride with the conservation team trying to start new colonies of the beasts to help them fight back against the threat of extinction.

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Match Of The Day 2

Sunday 13 September
10.00-10.50pm BBC TWO

Adrian Chiles offers up the last word on the weekend's Premier League action.

There are highlights from today's two games, which included Birmingham hosting local rivals Aston Villa. Since doing the double over Villa in the 2004/05 season, Birmingham have lost four on the trot to their West Midlands neighbours, including the last meeting between the teams, when the Blues were thumped 5-1.

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson and Everton manager David Moyes both did sterling jobs at their respective clubs last season and their teams went head to head today at Craven Cottage. The Toffees have won four of the last five meetings with Fulham, including a 2-0 victory in south-west London last season, thanks to two goals from Leon Osman.

There is also a chance to see all yesterday's goals and to take a look at the funnier side of football in 2Good 2Bad.

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BBC THREE Sunday 13 September 2009

Harper's Island – Ka-Blam Ep 3/13

High Definition programme
Sunday 13 September
9.00-9.40pm BBC THREE
Abby (Elaine Cassidy) is shocked to hear that Kelly has committed suicide
Abby (Elaine Cassidy) is shocked to hear that Kelly has committed suicide

The younger guests are in the hotel pool when Sheriff Mills calls Abby aside to tell her that Kelly committed suicide, in tonight's first episode of the American murder-mystery which follows a group of family and friends who have gone to a secluded island to attend a wedding.

Abby refuses to believe this (she does not tell her father that she saw JD at Kelly's house) and is suspicious with JD's reaction when she breaks the news to him later. Others are even quicker to judge, and JD has a run-in on a remote road.

Henry learns Hunter is staying at the island's motel and snoops in his room, discovering that his air tickets were paid for by Thomas Wellington. Hunter, meanwhile, surprises Trish in a clothing shop changing room and she again rejects his advances. But when she gets a note from him asking her to meet him in a room at the Candlewick Inn, she makes her way there. A change of heart makes her walk away, though, and she is unaware it was Henry waiting inside, testing her.

At Kelly's autopsy her eyes are found to be filled with what looks like blood – a possible side-effect of the hanging – but a sample proves that it is red ink.

Later, Wellington agrees to pay Hunter $50,000 hush money to prevent the young man telling Trish of her father's plotting. Wellington presents Hunter with a cheque at the marina as he prepares to leave the island by speedboat. Motoring away, Hunter is puzzled to spot a bag of money has been stowed on the boat; then he is distracted when the engine dies, and a nasty surprise awaits in the engine compartment...

Abby is played by Elaine Cassidy, JD by Dean Chekvala, Henry by Christopher Gorham, Hunter by Victor Webster, Thomas Wellington by Richard Burgi and Trish by Katie Cassidy.

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

The next episode can be seen straight after this one.

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Harper's Island – Bang Ep 4/13

High Definition programme
Sunday 13 September
9.40-10.20pm BBC THREE

It's Henry's bachelor party and the stags plan a fishing trip and boozy evening at The Cannery, as the American murder-mystery drama continues. Meanwhile, the girls organise a tea party using Trish's mother's china.

At sea, the men come across a drifting speedboat containing a grisly surprise. Malcolm convinces the others not to report it and sinks the boat, taking the money and the gun they found on board. Back at the Candlewick Inn, the men agree to deal with the $250,000 after the wedding.

Later, during a drive, Jimmy and Abby reminisce and begin to rekindle their relationship. Abby visits the local newspaper to pick up a childhood picture for an album she has made as a wedding gift for Henry. While waiting for the photo, Abby is spooked by old newspapers featuring the Wakefield murders, awaiting someone's collection. Then she is nearly run over.

Paranoid that the money bag is linked to drug dealers, the men are alarmed when two sinister men enter the Inn with shoulder holsters, apparently looking for them and the money. Deciding that the cash needs to be hidden, Sully and co draw lots, and shy Booth finds himself heading out into the woods that night to bury the bag. Realising he is being followed, Booth draws the gun to confront whoever it is...

Henry is played by Christopher Gorham, Trish by Katie Cassidy, Malcolm by Chris Gauthier, Jimmy by CJ Thomson, Abby by Elaine Cassidy, Sully by Matt Barr and Booth by Sean Rogerson.

Harper's Island 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 ONE Monday 14 September 2009

Bang Goes The Theory Ep 8/10

Monday 14 September
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

(L-R) Dr Yan Wong, Jem Stansfield, Liz Bonnin and Dallas Campbell continue to take on the scientific world
(L-R) Dr Yan Wong, Jem Stansfield, Liz Bonnin and Dallas Campbell continue to take on the scientific world

Dame Ellen MacArthur joins Dallas Campbell on his quest to understand something that affects us all – the unpredictable British summer, as the popular science series co-produced by the Open University continues. As Ellen takes on the Round The Island Race, Dallas attempts to explain complex island weather patterns, while trying not to be seasick.

Meanwhile, Jem Stansfield tests out hybrid braking systems that could save people up to £2,000. He then uses a wind machine to explain how nature forms the three billion lightning strikes that hit Earth each year, and the electrical weather phenomenon, St Elmo's fire.

Liz Bonnin inspects the Natural History Museum's collection of stones and bones as she seeks to find out more about the origins of speech and, finally, Dr Yan Wong explains why our neural motion detectors may be the cause of a common optical illusion; a wheel that spins the wrong way on film.

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EastEnders

Monday 14 September
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Peggy wants to know why Sam's trial has been delayed and is shocked by the answer, in the first visit of the week to Albert Square.

Meanwhile, Amira provides Christian with some information which leaves Syed in very hot water.

Peggy is played by Barbara Windsor, Sam by Danniella Westbrook, Amira by Preeya Kalidas, Christian by John Partridge and Syed by Marc Elliott.

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Panorama – To Europe Or Die Trying

Monday 14 September
8.30-9.00pm BBC ONE

In the first of a two-part Panorama, award-winning journalist Paul Kenyon follows one of the most dangerous migration routes in the world, across the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea, as thousands of people a year head for Europe.

Kenyon becomes the first journalist to film with the secretive desert patrols, which comb the dunes for migrants. It is estimated that 150 attempt the crossing every day, joining the route from across sub-Saharan Africa.

The death toll is high. Kenyon finds the bodies of those who've died from dehydration, still a thousand miles short of Europe. The International Organisation For Migration estimates around a million migrants have already made it to the North African coast, many of them waiting for an opportunity to cross the Mediterranean.

But the story begins in a small Ghanaian village, where the Imam tells his young followers that getting to Europe is "like fighting a war. Either you win or lose, it's like a gamble." Those who try, he describes as "our heroes", even if they perish in the process.

Kenyon has visited the village before. It was once home to a man called Justice Amin, who has featured in two previous Panorama programmes. He was one of 27 men whose journey to Europe ended clinging to a tuna net in the middle of the Mediterranean. Justice now lives in Italy and the Panorama team links him up with his old village via satellite. In front of a packed crowd, he tells his old friends not to attempt to follow him. But, even after his warnings, several young men continue their preparations for the long journey to Europe.

Obstacles on the route are mounting. Kenyon gains exclusive access to the desert prisons which house those migrants caught on the journey. Some are fleeing war and persecution and were banking on Europe to protect them. But the vast majority are economic migrants seeking a better life in Europe and the UK.

In the second part of the story to be broadcast later in September, Kenyon discovers that the route across the Mediterranean is being shut down. One European country is catching the migrants at sea and sending them back.

Kenyon films with the Italian police as they arrest migrants in the street and take them to the newly created "interrogation and expulsion centres". And he follows the migrants to the end of their 3,000-mile journey, to Calais and "the jungle" as they make their desperate plans to cross the Channel to the UK.

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Waking The Dead – End Of The Night Ep 2/2

Monday 14 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

Boyd's team interviews rapist Jason Bloch, who lets slip that his accomplice was "just a kid", in the second part of this week's crime drama story. This vital clue prompts the team to open up a new line of investigation. When Eve returns from Bloch's college with a photo album, Kat discovers a picture of him with an unknown pupil, who they identify as James Mitcham.

Boyd and Grace visit Mitcham at his home, where Mitcham's young daughter reveals a man fitting Bloch's description had recently visited their house in the middle of the night. Boyd knows that Mitcham is the second rapist, but doesn't have enough evidence.

Gemma then positively identifies the photograph of Mitcham as the second rapist; however, Boyd is forced to suspend all enquiries due to his illegal methods of producing the suspect's name.

Meanwhile, Spencer feels that he has outgrown the Cold Case Unit and turns to an old friend for a way out.

Gemma, driven to despair by the halt in proceedings, can't wait for Bloch and Mitcham to be brought to justice and decides to take matters into her own hands. After kidnapping Mitcham's daughter, Gemma arranges to meet Mitcham at the bridge he had thrown her from more than a decade ago.

Boyd races to the bridge but isn't prepared for the grizzly scene that greets him there...

Trevor Eve plays DSI Peter Boyd, Sue Johnston plays Dr Grace Foley, Tara FitzGerald plays Dr Eve Lockhart, Wil Johnson plays DI Spencer Jordan and Stacey Roca plays DS Katrina Howard.

This episode guest stars Michelle Dockery as Gemma Morrison, Ian Mercer as Jason Bloch and Rory Kinnear as James Mitcham.

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Would I Lie To You Ep 6/6

Monday 14 September
10.35-11.05pm BBC ONE

(L-R) David Mitchell, Rob Brydon and Lee Mack reveal some more unbelievable truths and very believable lies
(L-R) David Mitchell, Rob Brydon and Lee Mack reveal some more unbelievable truths and very believable lies

The comedy panel show hosted by Rob Brydon and featuring team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack concludes with a final profusion of unbelievable truths and very believable lies.

This week, TV presenter Davina McCall and comedian Dave Gorman join David's camp and compete against journalistic powerhouse Janet Street-Porter and funnyman Omid Djalili on Lee's team.

Throughout the course of the show, each celebrity reveals amazing facts and sometimes embarrassing personal tales for the consideration of their rivals. To fool the opposition, panellists will need quick wits and a poker face. Only those who can think on their feet will survive interrogation from the other team.

Topics up for debate this week include Janet allegedly writing her will on a piece of cardboard when she thought the plane she was in was going to crash; Omid supposedly launching a condiment line, including Omid Djalili's Piccalilli, and David's mobile phone screen saver being a picture of his living room carpet. The answer to all of these questions and many more will be revealed in tonight's programme.

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Rosh Hashanah – A More Gracious Life:
The Chief Rabbi's Message For The Jewish New Year

Monday 14 September
11.05-11.30pm BBC ONE (Schedule Addition 3 September)

Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – is a time to contemplate the past year and to atone and apologise for any wrong-doings. In a special 20-minute New Year message, the Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, reflects on morality in British society and asks whether faith can help people strengthen their moral sense and build a more gracious future.

From financial turmoil in the City to the scandal of MPs' expenses, 2009 has been a sobering time. The Chief Rabbi talks to leaders from across British society, as well as the BBC's Economics Editor, Robert Peston, to discover why the markets failed and what has been learned since the downturn. Could a lack of morals have contributed to the market economy's demise?

In an interview with John Micklethwait, the editor-in-chief of The Economist, the Chief Rabbi discusses whether religious belief creates a sense of morality and results in a healthier, wealthier and more honest society.

And a fundraising event for children, organised by City traders, perhaps begins to confirm that the Chief Rabbi's message is getting through – that it's time to value a moral code and to give something back by caring about others.

Justice, compassion, decency, integrity and a sense of honour and duty are all essential to the human enterprise, says the Chief Rabbi.

Finally, he argues that Rosh Hashanah should be the time for Jew and non-Jew alike to admit their sins, and to renew their commitment to do what is right rather than what is comfortable.

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BBC TWO Monday 14 September 2009

Saving Britain's Past – The Market Ep 4/7

Monday 14 September
7.00-7.30pm BBC TWO

Tom Dyckhoff's journey into Britain's heritage continues with a look back to the Seventies and the battle to save London's Covent Garden market.

The decade began with a post-Sixties hangover of radicalism and protest, and ended with Margaret Thatcher sweeping into Downing Street, signalling the death knell for Britain's traditional industries and many of its ways of life. Nowhere epitomised this dramatic story more than Covent Garden market where, in the early Seventies, the spirit of activism infused the local community when planners proposed to bulldoze the area and move residents out.

It was a real David and Goliath story, and when the planners were defeated, it appeared to be a victory for the community – a first in British planning history. But was it? The battle was won, but in the long term, was the war lost to the march of gentrification and the demands of tourism in the post-industrial age?

For the first time in more than 40 years, the main protagonists in the Covent Garden story, all still passionate about their plights, tell their side of the story. What emerges is a vivid and personal portrait of a wonderfully eclectic community that fought for its right to survive and to save its historic buildings, but who now regard their triumph as, at best, a Pyrrhic victory.

Saving Britain's Past is a BBC/Open University production. A 20-page heritage booklet is available to viewers who call 0845 366 80 11 or at www.open2.net, where visitors can join The Open University in mapping the nation's contemporary heritage.

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CBEEBIES Monday 14 September 2009

Gigglebiz Eps 6-10/25

Monday 14 to Friday 18 September
5.40-5.55pm CBEEBIES
Justin Fletcher as The Lost Pirate
Justin Fletcher as The Lost Pirate

Justin Fletcher returns for a second week of fun and giggling in his new sketch show for the nation's under-sixes.

Monday's show features naughty old monarch King Flannel trying to sneak a packet of crisps past his beady-eyed butler; Chip Monk, who uses all his wiles to avoid selling his beloved pets; DIY Dan, TV's worst do-it-yourself practitioner, who makes a meal of putting up wallpaper; and Captain Adorable, who delivers a piece of heavy furniture.

Tuesday's shows sees Captain Adorable help out the local brass band; King Flannel up to his usual tricks with his long-suffering butler; wildlife explorer Rapids Johnson getting too closer to his target; Gail Force, the glamorous newshound who reports on all the important local issues; and, Anna Conda, the reptiles expert.

On Wednesday, Captain Adorable "rescues" two young diners in a culinary pickle; Gail Force reports on an exciting sporting event; DIY Dan continues his hapless bodging; and The Lost Pirate looks for ways to get to his treasure.

On Thursday, Captain Adorable hunts for some milk to save the day for two fussy ladies; Milkshake Jake scores an own goal with a football fan; Ann Teak, the bossy antiques "expert", knows a priceless, rare vase when she sees one; Chip Monk refuses to sell his beloved hamster; and Rapids Johnson has a rare day off and tries to forget about giant pandas.

Wrapping the week up on Friday is Packed-Lunch Pete, still determined to eat his lunch despite being challenged by some wayward pine cones; Major Boogie, the tired old tin soldier, who enjoys a temporary break from routine with the Teddy Bear on the toy shelf; DIY Dan, who makes a mountain out of a molehill when it comes to clock-mending; King Flannel, who has aristocratic visitor who gets a bit too close to some cake that the king has got his eye on; and The Lost Pirate, who could be close to digging up his treasure at last, after seeing off his arch rival, Bluebeard.

Each episode also features the Gigglekids – children from all around the country who tell Justin their favourite jokes.

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Network TV BBC Week 37: Tuesday 15 September 2009

BBC ONE Tuesday 15 September 2009

EastEnders

Tuesday 15 September
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

Bradley tells Stacey that he and Syd are moving to Toronto, in tonight's visit to Albert Square. However, he's left reeling when Stacey reveals some news of her own.

Lucas, meanwhile, is quizzed by a police detective, who is trying to discover Trina's whereabouts over the past week. An anxious Lucas asks why they want to know, but the police won't reveal any further information.

Bradley is played by Charlie Clements, Stacey by Lacey Turner, Syd by Nina Toussaint-White, Lucas by Don Gilet and Trina by Sharon Duncan-Brewster.

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Holby City

Tuesday 15 September
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

It's Chrissie's birthday and, despite Oliver wanting to put some distance between them, he invites her out for a drink to celebrate, as the medical drama continues.

After feeling ill all morning, however, Chrissie disappears to the toilet and takes a pregnancy test – which turns out to be positive. She rejects Oliver's offer of a drink and instead has dinner with her father.

Ric, meanwhile, discovers a fracture in Maria's spine and asks Penny to watch over her and keep her parents and Donna informed of her progress.

Maria later awakes, although spirits are dampened when Penny discovers she has no feeling in the lower part of her body – which Penny believes to be spinal shock, from which Maria will definitely recover.

Donna struggles to comfort Maria and her parents and an angry Ric accuses Penny of being irresponsible in giving a patient false hope.

Chrissie is played by Tina Hobley, Oliver by James Anderson, Ric by Hugh Quarshie, Maria by Phoebe Thomas, Donna by Jaye Jacobs and Penny by Emma Catherwood.

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BBC TWO Tuesday 15 September 2009

Later Live ... With Jools Holland Ep 1/10

New seriesLive event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 15 September
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO

Later Live ... With Jools Holland returns for a new, 10-week series tonight.

Once again, the show will be live at 10pm each Tuesday evening on BBC Two along with the now-traditional hour each Friday at 11.35pm. The live show is an opportunity to see the majority of the artists perform one or two numbers live to air and the Friday show sees further numbers from Tuesday's acts, plus the added extra of at least one artist not featured in the live show.

The first show in this run features Devon's stadium rock lords Muse, who perform tracks from their new, fifth album, The Resistance; Mercury-nominated pop powerhouse Florence & The Machine; Gossip, fronted by the formidable Beth Ditto, whose recent album, Music For Men, was produced by Rick Rubin; Texan legend and Grammy-winning Lyle Lovett, who performs a number or two from his upcoming album, Natural Forces, the follow-up to 2007's It's Not Big It's Large; Jimmy Cobb's A Kind Of Blue @ 50, featuring the only surviving musician from the original line-up on Miles Davis's landmark album, A Kind Of Blue (Jimmy was the drummer); and Nevada singer-songwriter Alela Diane, who has toured with The Decemberists, Vashti Bunyan and Iron & Wine, and who makes her Later debut with tracks from her To Be Still album.

More artists for this first episode will be announced closer to transmission.

As a taster of some of the 60-plus artists appearing on this upcoming series, Later Live ... with Jools Holland features the likes of fast-rising king of pop, East London's own Dizzee Rascal; inspiration to Bob Dylan, Brooklyn's Ramblin' Jack Elliott; Mika, who returns to consolidate his 2007 success with a second album; Alabama's "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight; arguably the most important man in hip hop, Jay-Z; the mighty Foo Fighters, who pay a return visit to the show; US neo-soul pioneer Maxwell; Latin pop queen Shakira, who makes her Later debut; and one of the kings of easy listening, Andy Williams.

Since 1992, Later has featured performances from some of the biggest and hottest names in music, with 2009's spring series welcoming The Specials, Carole King, Depeche Mode, Sonic Youth, Guurumul, Grizzly Bear, Booker T, Lisa Hannigan, New York Dolls, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Kasabian and Paolo Nutini.

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BBC THREE Tuesday 15 September 2009

How Not To Live Your Life Ep 1/6

New series
Tuesday 15 September
10.30-11.00pm BBC THREE
(L-R) Laura Haddock, Dan Clark, Leila Hoffman and David Armand star in How Not To Life Your Life
(L-R) Laura Haddock, Dan Clark, Leila Hoffman and David Armand star in How Not To Life Your Life

Written by and starring Dan Clark, BBC Three's comedy, How Not To Live Your Life, returns for a new series and sees twentysomething Don, a singleton who has a habit of stumbling his way through life, being put into some extreme situations.

Every tricky situation is given a unique twist in which viewers get to see a list of choices Don is considering – such as what not to wear to a gym, how you shouldn't react as you're being fired, excuses for being late for work and things you wished you could say to a man talking loudly on the phone on a bus.

Having become close to winning the heart of his ideal woman, Abby, in the last series, Don suddenly finds himself bereft. Oblivious and newly single, Abby has opted for six months travelling to get over her ex-boyfriend – leaving Don with both a void in his life and a spare room to fill.

Luckily, Don has Eddie to cater to his every need, which includes helping in his search for a new lodger. Eddie used to be Don's nan's carer but happily transferred his duties to taking care of Don, who inherited his nan's house.

From cooking and cleaning to cutting up his food, scrubbing his back and wiping his nose, among other things, no task is too great or small for Eddie and he's the closest thing Don has to a friend.

To make matters worse, Eddie has taken on Mrs Treacher, Don's elderly neighbour, who has become more eccentric than ever since her husband passed away. Eddie brings her everywhere with him – much to Don's dismay.

Don, however, soon realises that Abby might return from her travels still single and ready for him to waltz back into her affections. So this could be his last chance to play the field, plus it will earn him some extra cash. It's just up to Don and Eddie to decide who gets the spare room.

Dan Clark stars as Don, David Armand as Eddie, Leila Hoffman as Mrs Treacher and Laura Haddock as Samantha.

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BBC ONE Wednesday 16 September 2009

Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers Ep 2/6

Wednesday 16 September
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE
Nigel Slater transforms leftovers into some delicious suppers
Nigel Slater transforms leftovers into some delicious suppers

Food fanatic Nigel Slater continues to raid his cupboards, fridge and vegetable patch, as he cooks up some more Simple Suppers.

This week, Nigel concentrates on transforming leftovers into delicious suppers by adding just a few simple ingredients. He shows viewers how the remains of a Sunday roast can become a tasty chicken salad with cous cous and oranges; uses up leftover mash to create potato cakes with a creamy sauce; makes a quick and easy dessert of rhubarb tart with mascarpone cream; shares an imaginative new way to serve mackerel; and makes a tempting leek risotto, served with parmesan crisps.

Nigel also visits local allotments and is challenged to cook something on the plot using the freshest of ingredients.

The series is part of the BBC's Dig In campaign, which encourages people to grow their own produce.

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BBC TWO Wednesday 16 September 2009

The Love Of Money – The Age Of Confidence Ep 2/3

Wednesday 16 September
Time to be confirmed BBC TWO

The second part of the BBC's major series on the global financial crash examines the boom years before the bust. Testimony comes from many of the key decision-makers over the last two decades, including Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King. The programme also features an exclusive interview with former Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the USA Alan Greenspan, charting how the financial bubble grew and grew.

The programme explains how people changed their attitude to risk, learnt to live with debt and – above all – how governments stepped back from regulating the system. At the heart of the story is Alan Greenspan, who, for 20 years, was one of the most powerful people in the world. However, in October 2008, weeks after the catastrophic collapse of Lehman Brothers, the man whose ideas influenced the world admitted he just might have been "partially" wrong.

The Age Of Confidence shows how low interest rates and the economic rise of China left the markets awash with "cheap" money. Banks were also busy inventing new and ever-more risky investment strategies. This, allied with a boom in the US housing market, created the perfect storm that hit in the summer of 2007.

The programme looks at whether the holy grail of economics had really been discovered – a risk-free, guaranteed way of making money – or whether it was a time of mass self-delusion, as bankers, regulators and politicians looked the other way while the economy headed for financial disaster.

Finally, the film tells the story of Roland Arnall, boss of sub-prime bank Ameriquest. He built a multi-million dollar fortune selling sub-prime mortgages and was appointed by President Bush to be Ambassador to the Netherlands. However, in a cautionary tale for the times, he ended his days dealing with lawsuits and paying out $325m in an out-of-court settlement in a case over allegations of predatory lending practices.

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Shooting Stars Ep 4/6

Wednesday 16 September
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO

Hairy Biker Dave Myers, cleaning guru Kim Woodburn and comic Lee Mack are tonight's featured guests, as Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer host another edition of the celebrity showbiz quiz.

There are more surreal contributions from Matt Lucas (as George Dawes) and strong displays of resilience from team captains Ulrika Jonsson and Jack Dee, while oddball burger van owner Angelos Epithemiou (played by Dan Skinner) once again joins in the mayhem.

Vic and Bob recreate a famous scene from a Bond movie, George Dawes performs a very special version of the Hokie Cokie and Dave Myers is not at all surprised when asked to fend off some bizarre celebrity mutants in the final challenge.

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CBBC Wednesday 16 September 2009

Roy – On The Run Ep 7/13

Wednesday 16 September
4.30-5.00pm CBBC

Roy faces life on the streets this week but, with few provisions and hardly any money, the cartoon boy living in the real world finds it hard to fend for himself – even with the support of his friends.

Roy's boredom on a Sunday afternoon sees him trying desperately to distract his sister, Becky, from her homework. His cartoon capers inadvertently cause a commotion in the kitchen, which prompts his frustrated mother to yell: "Get out!" Roy, however, takes this literally and thinks that he has been banished from the house for good.

When his friends, Tommy and Jack, learn of his new runaway status, they decide to make a documentary about his life on the streets. But, when Roy and his pals overhear the local bullies telling a ghost story about the red-eyed witch, spending the night camping in Tommy's garden no longer seems like such a good idea.

Roy is voiced by Scott Graham. Becky is played by Martha Byrne, Maura by Cathy Belton, Tommy by David Green and Jack by Fionn O'Shea.

Filmed as a fly-on-the-wall documentary series, CBBC's Roy combines hand-drawn animation with real-world drama as it follows the story of how one boy struggles to fit in.

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Network TV BBC Week 37: Thursday 17 September 2009

BBC ONE Thursday 17 September 2009

EastEnders

Thursday 17 September
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

Ricky asks Whitney why she told the police about Sam, in tonight's edition of EastEnders, saying that she will have to face up to the consequences. Bianca tells Ricky that Whitney only did it because she loves him.

Meanwhile, Amira suggests that Christian and James would make a good couple. James talks to Syed about possibly having a relationship with Christian.

Ricky is played by Sid Owen, Whitney by Shona McGarty, Sam by Danniella Westbrook, Bianca by Patsy Palmer, Amira by Preeya Kalidas, Christian by John Partridge, James by Paul Keating and Syed by Marc Elliott.

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BBC THREE Thursday 17 September 2009

Lunch Monkeys Ep 2/6

High Definition programme
Thursday 17 September
10.30-11.00pm BBC THREE
Tania (Jessica Hall) has a difficult choice to make
Tania (Jessica Hall) has a difficult choice to make

New girl Shelley spends her day gambling and ringing premium-rate lines using the meeting room phone where she can't be traced, as Lunch Monkeys, the comedy series about the slackers in the admin team at personal injury law firm Fox Cranford, continues.

On a trip to place a bet during office hours, Shelley bumps into slime ball solicitor Charlie, as he returns from lunch with Tania. Charlie has been trying to persuade Tania that she shouldn't have their baby.

After putting Charlie firmly in his place, it's a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire for Shelley as she runs into senior partner Mike Cranford at the bookies. Is it the end of the road or the start of a beautiful new friendship?

Meanwhile, Tania has a difficult decision at the Choices Family Planning Clinic, but love-struck Kenny makes sure she's not alone. Darrel enlists Asif's new hypnosis skills in his mission to find a client's missing cheque, but Asif's competitive streak ensures he won't play by the rules.

Shelley is played by Rachel Rae, Tania by Jessica Hall, Charlie by Steve John Shepherd, Kenny by Christian Foster, Darrel by Chris Hannon and Asif by Abdullah Afzal.

Lunch Monkeys is simulcast on the BBC HD Channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin media.

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Network TV BBC Week 37: Friday 18 September 2009

BBC ONE Friday 18 September 2009

EastEnders

Friday 18 September
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Syd confronts Stacey about why she put Bradley off going to Toronto in tonight's visit to Albert Square. Later, Stacey tells Bradley that Syd spoke to her and helps him with a plan to prove to Syd that Bradley is serious about emigrating with her.

Meanwhile, James offers to cook dinner for Christian. It's clear that James wants a relationship, but Christian tells James that he thinks they should just be good friends and that he should find somewhere else to stay.

Syd is played by Nina Toussaint-White, Stacey by Lacey Turner, Bradley by Charlie Clements, James by Paul Keating and Christian by Johnny Partridge.

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BBC TWO Friday 18 September 2009

Tennis – Davis Cup

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 18 September
12.00noon-3.45pm BBC TWO

Sue Barker presents live coverage of Great Britain's Davis Cup tie against Poland.

The city of Liverpool is hosting its first Davis Cup tie and GB captain John Lloyd will be hoping the crowd at the Echo Arena gets behind his team as they must win to avoid dropping into the third tier of the competition.

Much will depend on the participation of Andy Murray. The Scot has been in terrific form this year, rising as high as No. 2 in the world, and his absence was keenly felt when Great Britain lost 4-1 to the Ukraine in Glasgow in March. Commentary comes from Andrew Castle and Greg Rusedski.

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BBC FOUR Friday 18 September 2009

Leeds International Pianoforte Competition Ep 1/6

New series
Friday 18 September
7.30-8.30pm BBC FOUR

Huw Edwards presents BBC Four's extensive coverage of the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition.

Since the competition began back in 1961, it has helped launch the careers of some of the world's leading pianists. The BBC, now the competition's official broadcast partner, has a long-established association with the competition dating back to 1966, when John Drummond took a documentary film crew to Leeds and followed the competition through from its preliminary stages to the concerto final. That film, Great Expectations, is now regarded as a landmark in the coverage of the arts on television. It captured the unique qualities that continue to make the Leeds competition one of the most highly respected music competitions in the world.

Each programme in BBC Four's coverage of this year's competition, which runs every Friday for six weeks, includes one of the six finalists as they perform their chosen concerto with the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Recorded in Leeds Town Hall, the concerto final is an opportunity to see and hear some of the world's most talented musicians at the start of their careers.

The programmes also feature profiles of the key personalities, background on the competition and insights into the challenges of the repertoire.

Expert comment and analysis on each of the performances is provided by celebrated Brazilian pianist Cristina Ortiz.

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