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Network TV BBC Week 38: 19-25 September

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Wounded

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Day and time to be confirmed BBC ONE
Royal Irish Ranger Andy Allen
Royal Irish Ranger Andy Allen

For the first time, the Ministry of Defence has allowed TV cameras to follow wounded soldiers from the moment they are flown back to the UK, right the way through their treatment at Birmingham's Selly Oak Hospital and its Defence Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court.

With enormous public interest in the medical care given to injured soldiers, Wounded is a unique documentary which shows the reality behind the headlines when British soldiers are reported "very seriously wounded" in Afghanistan.

The film opens with 19-year-old Royal Irish Ranger Andy Allen, who is blown up by an improvised explosive device (IED). Within 48 hours he is flown back to Birmingham's Selly Oak Hospital where a team of NHS and military medics fight to keep him alive.

With Andy unconscious, his family conducts a bedside vigil. His mother, Linda, always at his side, talks with searing honesty about her concerns for her son when he comes round and finds out that he has lost both legs and is blind as a result of burns to his eyes.

Meanwhile, 24-year-old Paratrooper, Lance Corporal Tom Neathway, remained fully conscious after an IED exploded when he moved a booby-trapped sandbag. Both his legs were blown off and his left arm was damaged so badly that it had to be amputated. Five weeks after the blast, Tom is sitting up in bed in the hospital plotting his return to his regiment.

Surviving their injuries is just the beginning. Tom and Andy then face months of rehabilitation at Headley Court. Here they join a community of wounded soldiers who, with determination and a healthy dose of squaddie humour, urge each other on. Slowly, they start rebuilding their lives and make plans for the future.

Tom's aim is to learn how to walk on his artificial legs by the time he collects his campaign medal from Prince Charles. Andy is just desperate to be allowed home to Belfast as his girlfriend has just had a baby. His greatest wish is that his eyes heal enough for him to see his newborn son.

This extraordinary film follows the story of these two remarkable young men and their families through what is a difficult and hard-fought battle to move on with their lives.

Please note: A feature with Tom Neathway will be available in Programme Information closer to transmission.

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THIS IS SCOTLAND
Munro – Mountain Man

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Day and time to be confirmed BBC FOUR

Little more than 100 years ago, Scottish mountains standing at more than 3,000 feet were virtually unknown. Today they are familiar terrain to many thousands of climbers, thanks to Victorian adventurer Hugh Munro's determination to list the high peaks which now define the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Munro – Mountain Man, part of BBC Four's This Is Scotland season, tells the story of the magnificent peaks that bear his name and the people who have been possessed by them.

The birth of this obsession – now known as Munrobagging – is a twisting tale of intrigue, which presenter Nicholas Crane unravels high on the ridges and pinnacles of some of Scotland's most spectacular mountains.

Munro, who had already conquered some of the most challenging peaks in continental Europe, relished the chance to become an explorer in his own land, and set out to climb more than 500 peaks. But Nicholas reveals that Munro was not the only intrepid character on a quest through the Scottish mountains. This trek back in time also leads to the remarkable story of the Reverend Archie Robertson, a tough and charismatic climber who set off on his own mission to tick off all the mountains on Munro's list – and found a shortcut which allowed him to complete the task ahead of Munro himself.

Nicholas, who has been climbing the Scottish mountains since he was a teenager, and has bagged more than 70 Munros, recounts the adventurer's remarkable story and meets the climbing enthusiasts and experts who continue to follow in his footsteps. His odyssey also takes him to the Isle Of Skye, where he attempts to scale one of the most formiddable peaks among the Munros.

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BBC ONE Saturday 19 September 2009

Football Focus

Saturday 19 September
12.15-1.00pm BBC ONE

Dan Walker previews the weekend's football action, which includes the Manchester derby and an all-London clash between Chelsea and Tottenham, who have both made bright starts to the Premier League season.

With the Champions League and Europa League group stages now also under way, there is plenty for Dan and his studio guests to discuss. There is also a look back at the good, the bad and the funnier football moments from the past week in 7 Days In Focus.

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Tennis – Davis Cup

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 19 September
2.30-4.30pm BBC ONE

Sue Barker presents live coverage of the doubles rubber in Great Britain's Davis Cup tie against Poland in Liverpool. Britain need to beat Poland to avoid relegation to the third tier and the doubles result could well prove crucial. GB haven't won the doubles in their last three Davis Cup matches and will be looking to end that run at the Echo Arena.

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Merlin Ep 1/13

New series
Saturday 19 September
6.40-7.25pm BBC ONE
L-R: Gwen (Angel Coulby), Gaius (Richard Wilson), Morgana (Katie McGrath), Merlin (Colin Morgan), Arthur (Bradley James) and Uther (Anthony Head)
Magical Merlin returns to Saturday nights on BBC One

The magic is back – bigger, bolder and more action-packed than ever – as the hit family fantasy series, Merlin, returns to Saturday nights. The thrilling opening episode guest stars Mackenzie Crook (The Office, Pirates Of The Caribbean).

In the dark tunnels deep beneath Camelot, an ancient tomb is discovered, filled with treasure. Gaius begs the King to seal it shut again, fearing that the tomb belongs to Cornelius Sigan, an evil sorcerer who cursed Camelot and swore he would, one day, return to destroy the city. But Uther is too taken with the treasure to listen, insisting Sigan is just a fairy tale.

Meanwhile, new servant Cedric muscles in on Merlin's position as Arthur's right-hand man and turns the prince against his loyal friend. Merlin is convinced the slippery newcomer is up to something and he's right – Cedric is a con man and a thief who is after the magnificent jewel found at the heart of the tomb. Little does Cedric know his precious prize is more dangerous than he could possibly imagine.

Camelot has never been more vulnerable but how can Merlin make things right when, thanks to Cedric, he might have lost Arthur's friendship for good? Merlin faces the prospect of turning to the creature he swore he'd never trust again – The Great Dragon.

Richard Wilson is Gaius, Anthony Head is Uther, Bradley James is Arthur, Mackenzie Crook is Cedric, Colin Morgan is Merlin and John Hurt is the voice of The Great Dragon. The cast also includes Katie McGrath as Morgana and Angel Coulby as Gwen.

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Strictly Come Dancing

High Definition programme
Saturday 19 September
7.25-9.05pm BBC ONE
Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly host the glittering celebrity dance contest
Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly host the glittering celebrity dance contest

Following last night's ballroom extravaganza, it's time to sizzle as Saturday night is Latin night on Strictly Come Dancing. Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly are back as the same eight couples take to the dance floor to perform either a Cha Cha or a Rumba in a bid to impress the judges and the viewers with their moves.

Tonight the competition really hots up as the judges' scores from both Friday night and Saturday are combined, and viewers will be able to vote for the couple they want to stay in the competition. The two couples with the lowest scores when the viewers' votes and judges' scores are combined find themselves in the dance-off, where they dance once again and the judges decide who stays and who is the first couple to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2009.

Dancing tonight are: Ali Bastian and Brian Fortuna; Lynda Bellingham and Darren Bennett; Joe Calzaghe and Kristina Rihanoff; Ricky Groves and Erin Boag; Martina Hingis and Matthew Cutler; Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan; Jade Johnson and Ian Waite; and Rav Wilding and Aliona Vilani.

The second group of eight couples take to the dance floor on Friday.

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

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Casualty

Saturday 19 September
9.15-10.05pm BBC ONE

It's the first shift after the horrifying events at the shopping centre for the F2s, the group of juniors who have started work at the hospital, as the medical drama continues. All three are nervous and their confidence sinks further when Adam palms them off onto Zoe for the day – he's got too much to deal with in the wake of Heather's accident.

Zoe, equally stressed over her "mother's" illness, divides the trio – Yuki is sent on a shout with Jeff and Polly and Lenny and May are assigned mentors for the day: Lenny with Zoe and May with Ruth. All three struggle in their own way and are banned from treating patients for the rest of the shift.

Later, in a counselling session with Ben, the trio struggle to open up. Eventually, each in turn reveals that recent events have shaken them. Ben identifies that each of them is missing a part of themselves and the three resolve to work on their flaws and soon realise they can help each other by working as a team.

As the new team celebrates in the pub later that evening, Zoe slips out to make a call on her mobile...

Adam is played by Tristan Gemmill, Zoe by Sunetra Sarker, Yuki by Will Sharpe, Jeff by Matt Bardock, Polly by Sophia DiMartino, Lenny by Steven Miller, May by Laura Aikman, Ruth by Georgia Taylor and Ben by Mark Letheren.

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Match Of The Day

Saturday 19 September
10.30-11.40pm BBC ONE

Gary Lineker introduces highlights from today's Premier League fixtures. Arsenal played Wigan, having won seven of their eight previous Premier League meetings against the Latics. Liverpool visited West Ham, hoping to replicate the 3-0 victory they enjoyed at Upton Park last season, while Sunderland and Burnley met in the top flight for the first time in almost 40 years.

The last three meetings between Aston Villa and Portsmouth have produced more red cards than goals – would the teams be able to keep their cool in the heat of today's clash at Villa Park? The day's other games saw Bolton host Stoke while Hull and Birmingham also met in the top flight for the first time.

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The Football League Show

Saturday 19 September
11.40pm-12.55am BBC ONE

The Football League is averaging nearly 100 goals per weekend this season and Manish Bhasin introduces today's Hot 100. Early season pace-setters Cardiff City welcomed QPR, who have yet to mount a consistent challenge. Middlesbrough and West Brom, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, met in a top-of-the-table clash, while Peterborough and Reading both looked to improve on their poor starts.

Mark Clemmit adds his unique view of the Football League and viewers can add their thoughts via email and text.

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BBC TWO Saturday 19 September 2009

Skate Nation Ep 10/10

Saturday 19 September
9.00-10.00am BBC TWO

Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes present the nail-biting Skate Nation final as the two remaining teams compete against each other in the Skate Stadium.

The studio audience and judges Camilla Dallerup, Asha Kirkby and Kevin Adams face the unenviable decision of choosing which team will win a trip to Taiwan to attend the World Games.

The final show features a host of surprises and, after two and a half months of presenting the show on two feet, Sam and Mark finally get their skates on.

Skipping into the studio are guest champion jump rope team DDF from Belgium and Kid British perform their song Our House.

Please note: Skate Nation has 10 episodes and not 11 as previously billed in Programme Information.

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My Almost Famous Family –
The Girl Is Mine Ep 2/11

Saturday 19 September
10.00-10.30am BBC TWO
Gary (Andrew Clover) ends up knee-deep in trouble in My Almost Famous Family
Gary (Andrew Clover) ends up knee-deep in trouble in My Almost Famous Family

Chaos reigns in the Swann household when Gary and Shalondra decide to spend some time alone together, as CBBC's all-singing, all-dancing comedy-drama series continues.

Gary's father, Terry – an ageing former rock star – becomes a rather unsuitable babysitter when he seems more concerned with reliving his rock star past and playing loud guitar than looking after his grandchildren. Unfortunately, Toyah needs to practise for her grade 8 cello exam and, to make matters worse, Aretha becomes distraught when Terry insists he joins the band to perform his old embarrassing hit from the Seventies.

Unaware of the issues at home, Gary and Shalondra have their own troubles to contend with when they maroon their camper van in a muddy field full of angry cows.

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 Terry by Alan Ford.

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BBC SWITCH
The Cut

New series
Saturday 19 September
12.00midday-12.25pm BBC TWO

Viewers are introduced to four very different teens, each with their own reasons for entering or trying to leave the world of The Cut, in BBC Switch's new multi-platform soap, featuring fast-paced storylines packed with plenty of drama.

Jay is looking for answers; Stephen's been suspended from school and doesn't have anywhere else to go; Marla is hunting high and low for her mum; and Olive can't wait to escape from it all with her secret boyfriend.

But with a hooded man stalking the streets and the age-old animosity between Loxley and Mackinnon at boiling point, will any of them survive the first episode?

Featuring a cast of rising stars and storylines suggested by teens, The Cut broadcasts online from Monday to Friday in five-minute episodes at bbc.co.uk/switch, with an omnibus edition on BBC Two on Saturdays.

Jay is played by Samuell Benta, Stephen by Matthew Kane, Marla by Lara Goodison, Olive by Billie North, Toni by Jessica Dickens and Mack by Dermot Martin.

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BBC ONE Sunday 20 September 2009

Waking The Dead – Substitute: Part One Ep 3/4

Sunday 20 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE
L-R: DS Stella Goodman (Felicite Du Jeu), Dr Grace Foley (Sue Johnston), Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd (Trevor Eve), DI Spencer Jordan (Wil Johnson) and Dr Eve Lockhart (Tara FitzGerald)
The team explores the sinister legacy of a closed murder case

Two years ago Briony Havers was murdered but, due to the lack of evidence, the case went cold, as BBC One's popular International Emmy Award-winning drama continues with the third of four two-part stories.

Eve has become romantically involved with an aid worker, Stefan Koscinski, but when he lies to her about bruises on his chest, made by bullets hitting a bullet-proof vest, she becomes suspicious of her new lover.

After Eve links his DNA back to the Havers case she approaches Boyd with the information. Unable to launch an investigation due to conflict of interest, Boyd is still keen to support Eve and wants to help her to uncover the truth. However, the rest of the team remains sceptical.

Stefan's DNA may be linked to the crime scene but he is considered a hero for saving a passenger on a ferry that met with disaster. The passenger was Olena Kuzmich, an illegal immigrant who has since disappeared. Boyd begins to suspect that Stefan may be smuggling Eastern European people into the UK.

Conflict develops between Boyd and Eve; the more Boyd suspects Stefan, the more Eve wants to prove his innocence. To learn more, Eve visits Olena's old workplace – a closed hospital – where she finds a pristine operating theatre, but before she can investigate further she is knocked unconscious.

Meanwhile, Spencer investigates the place where Olena was last seen alive. His disturbing discovery of a chained man who has had some of his organs harvested while still alive means there are potentially horrific repercussions for a vulnerable Eve.

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 Joseph Mawle as Stefan Koscinski and Nigel Lindsay as Devlin.

Part two of Waking The Dead – Substitute can be seen tomorrow.

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BBC TWO Sunday 20 September 2009

Tennis – Davis Cup

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 20 September
1.00-3.00pm BBC TWO

Sue Barker is in Liverpool to host live coverage of the third and final day of Britain's Davis Cup tie against Poland. Today's schedule features the reverse singles, in which Britain will be relying on Andy Murray, who has won his last eight singles rubbers in the competition. He didn't take part in Britain's defeat to the Ukraine earlier this year due to a virus.

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Last Chance To See – Aye-Aye Ep 3/6

Sunday 20 September
8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO
Mark Cawardine and Stephen Fry journey in search of some of the most endangered species on Earth
Mark Cawardine and Stephen Fry journey in search of some of the most endangered species on Earth

Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine visit Madagascar to look for the mysterious Aye-Aye, as their search for some of the most endangered species on Earth continues. To the locals, the Aye-Aye is a creature of ill-omen so powerful that when one once walked into a village, the whole population moved out and set up home elsewhere.

On his previous trip with writer Douglas Adams, Mark had been lucky enough to spot an Aye-Aye just 50 yards from their hut. He soon discovers, though, just how much of the forest has been cleared since he was here 20 years ago, and wonders whether Stephen will get to see the incredible sight of the "completely peculiar" animal.

Still, there are plenty of other things to see on their search, as they take part in a lemur survey, visit the city zoo and meet some incredibly tiny creatures – including the world's smallest chameleon and the smallest primate on the planet, the undeniably adorable Madame Berthe's Pygmy Lemur.

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Match Of The Day 2

Sunday 20 September
10.00-11.00pm BBC TWO

Adrian Chiles offers up the last word on the weekend's Premier League action, including highlights of today's games and all the goals from yesterday's matches.

This lunchtime saw the Manchester derby at Old Trafford – Carlos Tevez scored for United in the corresponding fixture last year but now he is part of City's big-spending revolution and finds himself facing his former team-mates. Sir Alex Ferguson's men did the double over City last season, having lost both meetings in 2007/08.

There was also a London derby today, with Chelsea hosting Tottenham at Stamford Bridge. Spurs' 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane last March dealt a massive blow to the Blues' title hopes. Both sides have begun this season in a bright fashion so would have been determined not to drop points this afternoon.

There is also be a look at the quirkier side of football in 2Good 2Bad.

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BBC THREE Sunday 20 September 2009

Harper's Island – Thwack Ep 5/13

High Definition programme
Sunday 20 September
9.00-9.40pm BBC THREE
Henry (Christopher Gorham) makes a sinister discovery at the church
Henry (Christopher Gorham) makes a sinister discovery at the church

It is the day before their wedding and Trish is freaking out about the finishing touches, so Henry tells her to take the morning off and spend time with her father, Thomas, as the American murder-mystery drama continues.

However, the bonding bike ride Trish and he embark on through the woods takes a dangerous turn when they trip a booby trap and a strange man sets his dog on them.

Meanwhile, Abby, who spent the night on Jimmy's sofa, is surprised he and her sheriff father have breakfast plans. Her dad invites her to the family house later to pick up some mementos but he is not home when she arrives. After nosing around in the attic she discovers her father's obsession: the Wakefield murders. Not just the original slayings, but annotated photos and cuttings about other, more recent murders that may be connected. Could they be copycat killings?

At the church, Sheriff Mills is helping Henry who, while looking for missing Reverend Fain, found a rotting animal carcass left on the altar. On the floor he spots a firecracker like the ones his brother, JD, and Madison had used earlier at the Inn. Henry confronts JD angrily and is promised one more surprise...

That afternoon the wedding rehearsal goes ahead, despite the absences of Fain, Booth, Lucy, Chloe and Cal. At the altar, Henry is standing with Trish and Thomas when the use of the light switch triggers a deadly device...

Trish is played by Katie Cassidy, Henry by Christopher Gorham, Thomas by Richard Burgi, Abby by Elaine Cassidy, Jimmy by CJ Thomson, Sheriff Mills by Jim Beaver and JD by Dean Chekvala.

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 – Sploosh Ep 6/13

High Definition programme
Sunday 20 September
9.40-10.20pm BBC THREE

JD is a suspect in the terrible events at the church, as the American murder-mystery drama continues. The following day, a highly agitated JD seeks out Abby to deny his involvement, and leads her into the woods to show her a body he has spotted strung up in a tree.

Later, Abby takes Henry to her father's attic to show him the research he's continued on Wakefield. Together with JD, they confront Sheriff Mills about this and the Sheriff assures them that Wakefield is dead.

JD doesn't believe him and says he's going to dig up Wakefield's grave but the Sheriff locks him up in the pantry to stop him. Madison later lets him out, and he ends up in the woods seeking refuge in the cabin of the disfigured man who unleashed his dog on Trish and Thomas the day before.

As the Sheriff questions the rest of the wedding party, Abby and Henry dig up Wakefield's grave – but the coffin is not empty, as they had suspected.

Sheriff Mills then confronts Richard Allen, Thomas's employee and son-in-law, with evidence of adultery. Richard admits to hating Thomas and says the affair with his wife, Katherine, was his way of getting revenge. That night, Richard is outside on the phone to his lawyer about the situation when he is surprised by a far more pointed problem.

JD is played by Dean Chekvala, Abby by Elaine Cassidy, Henry by Christopher Gorham, Sheriff Mills by Jim Beaver, Trish by Katie Cassidy, Thomas by Richard Burgi and Richard Allen by David Lewis.

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 21 September 2009

Bang Goes The Theory Ep 9/10

Monday 21 September
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

Dallas Campbell explores one of the biggest concepts in the universe – dark matter – as the popular science series continues. He brings together cosmologists, parachutes and a JCB to demonstrate Newton's laws of motion and heads to Nasa to try to find the missing 23 per cent of the universe.

Liz Bonnin takes on the nature versus nurture debate. She finds out how toddlers' play behaviour is affected by the people around them and watches baby monkeys at play with a bunch of toys.

With his usual dose of engineering ingenuity, Jem Stansfield builds a microwave death ray that proves that people are surrounded by invisible and untapped energy.

Finally, Dr Yan Wong explains how gyroscopes work, with the help of a couple of office chairs.

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EastEnders

Monday 21 September
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Archie gives Peggy a suitcase full of cash but tells her there is a condition for him helping her get Sam released; in tonight's visit to Albert Square.

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Amira discuss their chances in the Miss Queen Vic competition, both clearly threatened by one another. Janine attempts to enter the competition but Peggy is clearly not happy.

Archie is played by Larry Lamb, Peggy by Barbara Windsor, Sam by Danniella Westbrook, Chelsea by Tiana Benjamin, Amira by Preeya Kalidas and Janine by Charlie Brooks.

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Panorama – Banks Behaving Badly

Monday 21 September
8.30-9.00pm BBC ONE

After Britain's publicly funded banks received billions in bailouts, Panorama asks whether they are doing all they can to help everybody else weather the recession.

Do the likes of HBOS, now owned by Lloyds, RBS and Northern Rock care about first-time buyers, small businesses and the Great British public that have saved their bacon?

Reporter John Sweeney holds the banks and the Government to account.

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Waking The Dead – Substitute: Part Two Ep 3/4

Monday 21 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

Dr Eve Lockhart finds herself chained and imprisoned by Briony's ex-boyfriend, Michael Devlin, as the Cold Case team continue to pursue their latest case. Devlin intends to force Eve to donate her organs, with a reluctant Stefan acting as the surgeon.

The Cold Case team arrive at the disused hospital in time to find Stefan and Eve trying to escape. Boyd questions Stefan again, who is adamant that he didn't kill Olena or Briony, claiming that he only took organs from willing donors.

A frustrated Eve tries to get a confession from Stefan by tricking him into admitting that he had targeted her as his lover. Their personal relationship would mean any evidence she found would be inadmissible in court.

However, Stefan is one step ahead and, discovering her plan, smashes her recording device. Afraid of what he might do next, Eve attempts to escape by walking into a lake. However, despite his fear of the water, Stefan follows.

Devlin arrives at the lake, swiftly followed by Boyd and his team. Spencer plunges into the water to save Stefan from drowning. Knowing he doesn't have a case, Boyd then leaves Stefan to his fate, shivering and pathetic on the bank of the lake. As the Cold Case team drive away, leaving Stefan and Devlin behind, they hear a gunshot...

Trevor Eve is DSI Peter Boyd, Sue Johnston is Dr Grace Foley, Tara FitzGerald is Dr Eve Lockhart, Wil Johnson is DI Spencer Jordan and Stacey Roca is DS Katrina Howard. Joseph Mawle guest stars as Stefan Koscinski and Nigel Lindsay as Devlin.

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Would I Lie To You? Ep 7/8

Monday 21 September
10.35-11.00pm BBC ONE

Would I Lie To You?, the comedy panel show hosted by Rob Brydon, with team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack, reaches its penultimate episode.

Over a series of rounds, the teams compete head to head, as each player reveals amazing facts and embarrassing personal tales for the consideration of their rivals. Some of the yarns are true and some are not. It is the panellists' task to separate the fraudulent chaff from the genuine wheat.

Joining David this week are Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy and impressionist Ronni Ancona. Teaming up with Lee are comedian and author Danny Wallace and sports presenter Gabby Logan.

To fool the opposition, panelists need quick wits and poker faces. Only those who can think on their feet will survive interrogation from the other team.

Did Nasa really ask Chris to be the first man to cycle on the Moon? Does Gabby really post birthday cards to her pets? And is a performance by Shirley Bassey the only concert that David has ever been to? All these questions, and many more, will be answered tonight.

As well as personal revelations, Would I Lie To You? debates some fascinating celebrity stories illustrated by archive footage.

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BBC TWO Monday 21 September 2009

Design For Life Ep 2/6

Monday 21 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO

Philippe Starck's mission to shake up the world of British design continues apace after last week's eliminations. Ten young British students now remain in his design school in the French capital, battling it out for the opportunity to join Starck's design agency on a six-month placement.

Programme two sends the students into a spin as Starck sets them their first real design challenge – just trying to decipher what Starck wants them to do is enough to make some of them panic. Cocksure North London boy Nebil Avas is confident he can pull off something to delight the "Master of Design". While most students seek inspiration from all over Paris to come up with a design, Nebil employs his free-thinking method, refusing to use any research tools, relying instead on his imagination alone.

Twenty-one-year-old Polly Firth is used to being top of the class – she graduated with a first-class honours degree in Product Design. However, she dislikes the wide brief and struggles as she watches everyone else progressing with the task. She leaves it to the 11th hour before coming up with an idea. Has she left it too late to think through her product thoroughly?

Tensions rise among the students as the deadline looms. The night before the presentations to Starck, Nebil and Liverpudlian Ilsa Parry are at loggerheads over Nebil's assertion that there are no competitors to match him in the house.

When D-Day finally comes, Starck is presented with 10 very different interpretations of his brief – ranging from a material that's made from dust and hair to a highly conceptual idea for a zero-gravity tunnel. However, the presentations don't run smoothly.

Less than impressed, Starck eliminates the three weakest students. But, in a turn of events, he reconsiders, sending only two home, as other members of the group step in to save a friend.

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Home Time Ep 2/6

Monday 21 September
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO
Gaynor (Emma Fryer) returns to her roots in new comedy-drama Home Time
Gaynor (Emma Fryer) returns to her roots in new comedy-drama Home Time

Gaynor continues to be overwhelmed by her return to Coventry as the new comedy drama co-written by and starring comedy actress Emma Fryer continues.

The oppressive inquisition of her suddenly-Irish mother, Brenda, and the ongoing presence of her friends, Mel, Kelly and Becky, drives her deeper into her Nineties memories.

The city has changed almost unrecognisably in the years since Gaynor left, which she notices when she takes tentative steps towards getting a job. Unfortunately for Gaynor, she soon learns the pitfalls of taking employment advice from her mates.

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

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CBBC Monday 21 September 2009

Gigglebiz Eps 11-15/25

Monday 21 to Friday 25 September
5.35-5.55pm CBEEBIES

Justin Fletcher continues to get the nation's under-six-year-olds giggling their socks off with his rambunctious collection of sketches, packed with hilarious and eccentric individuals in Gigglebiz.

Monday's mirthful menu features: Milkshake Jake – the clumsy milkshake maker who always manages to make a meal of things; Nana Knickerbocker – everyone's favourite pantomime dame; and Postie – who is on a mission to deliver the mail, despite some doggie distractions.

Tuesday's tittering titbits see Packed Lunch Pete enjoying a trip to the cinema with his lunchbox at the ready; intrepid explorer Rapids Johnson chasing his prey across town in a taxi; and quirky reptile expert Anna Conda sharing her love of big spiders.

Wednesday's wonderful wheezes include royal rascal King Flannel having trouble settling down for the night; Rapids Johnson enjoying a rare night off from exploring at the disco; and inquisitive traveller Humphrey heading out with his four-legged friend, Woody, to fly a kite.

Thursday's helping of hilarity includes the Lost Pirate all at sea in a shopping centre; past their sell-by-date circus acrobats the Berito Brothers put on another painful performance; and Nana Knickerbocker takes her horse, Dobbin, to the vet.

Friday's final feast of frivolity features DIY Dan in a stand-off with some wallpaper; tired tin soldier Major Boogie enjoying a tap dance with a toy knight; and Packed Lunch Pete taking his ill-fated food to the golf course.

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

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BBC ONE Tuesday 22 September 2009

Blue Peter

New series
Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 September
4.35-5.00pm BBC ONE
Joel Defries, Helen Skelton and Andy Akinwolere present Blue Peter
Joel Defries, Helen Skelton and Andy Akinwolere present Blue Peter

Andy Akinwolere, Helen Skelton and Joel Defries return for a new series of Blue Peter, the longest-running children's TV programme. This week sees the unveiling of a new team member, Barney, a nine-month old red setter/dachshund cross. Barney becomes the ninth Blue Peter dog and shares the sofa with current dogs Mabel and Lucy; Cookie and Socks the cats; and Shelley the tortoise.

In the first show, the team hopes to break the Guinness World Record for mattress domino toppling using 100 mattresses set up around the BBC's Television Centre. There is also a sneak preview of the annual Blue Peter summer trip, which this year saw the gang take a road trip from Europe to Asia, through Turkey.

More from the team's annual summer trip can be seen in Wednesday's programme. In Turkey, Joel and Andy became the first foreigners to take part in Turkey's premier olive oil wrestling competition. Olive oil wrestling is the world's oldest sporting event, after the Olympics. They were trained for the event by five-time winner Ahmet Tasci, Turkey's most famous and most successful olive oil wrestler.

Back in the studio, the team are joined by grime star Chipmunk; and Harry Potter stars Tom Felton and Bonnie Wright update viewers on the Me And My Movie competition.

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EastEnders

Tuesday 22 September
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

Stacey performs in the Miss Queen Vic competition and her behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, in tonight's visit to Albert Square.

Meanwhile, Tanya struggles to live with Ian during their life-swap experiment but, in contrast, Jane starts to enjoy Max's company.

Stacey is played by Lacey Turner, Tanya by Jo Joyner, Jane by Laurie Brett, Max by Jake Wood, Ian by Adam Woodyatt and Peggy by Barbara Windsor.

JM3

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Holby City

Tuesday 22 September
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

Michael is undermined by Connie and wants to assert his position as director of surgery, as the medical drama continues. Ultimately, though, he is trumped by Connie as she delivers an amazing presentation and is given the green light for her robotic surgery project.

Meanwhile, Maria wants to be left alone to wallow following her prognosis, but she is encouraged by Donna to befriend another patient on the ward, and realises that she mustn't push away those closest to her.

Later, when Penny makes a good impression on the Acute Assessment Unit (AAU), she assumes she's going to be the Unit's next protégé, so is dismayed when she realises she has inadvertently secured her next rotation on Darwin, not AAU, by impressing Connie.

Michael is played by Hari Dhillon, Connie by Amanda Mealing, Maria by Phoebe Thomas, Donna by Jaye Jacobs and Penny by Emma Catherwood.

JM3

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BBC TWO Tuesday 22 September 2009

Later Live ... With Jools Holland Ep 2/10

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 22 September
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO

East London's king of pop, Dizzee Rascal, who has grown from one-time Mercury winner to chart-topping, national-treasure-in-waiting, is among the guests on tonight's Later Live ... With Jools Holland.

Also joining Jools for the second show of the series are Editors, who make a welcome return to the studio to play tracks from their new, third album, In This Light And On This Evening; UK soul queen Beverley Knight, who performs numbers from her new 100% album; and currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of their album Entertainment!, the legendary Gang Of Four.

More artists will be announced closer to transmission.

The traditional longer version of Later ... With Jools Holland can be seen at 11.35pm on Friday.

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BBC THREE Tuesday 22 September 2009

How Not To Live Your Life Ep 2/6

Tuesday 22 September
10.30-11.00pm BBC THREE

Don (Dan Clark) struggles to come to terms with adult responsibilities when he dates an older woman
Don (Dan Clark) struggles to come to terms with adult responsibilities when he dates an older woman

Don starts dating an older woman, but can't handle the grown-up world she lives in, as the series about a twentysomething singleton stumbling through life continues.

Meanwhile, his new lodger, Sam, has befriended a man from university, and Don catches him rifling through her underwear drawer.

Every tricky situation Don finds himself in is given a unique twist, in which viewers get to see a list of choices he is considering.

How Not To Live Your Life is written by and stars Dan Clark, with David Armand as Eddie, Leila Hoffman as Mrs Treacher and Laura Haddock as Sam.

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Network TV BBC Week 38: Wednesday 23 September 2009

BBC ONE Wednesday 23 September 2009

Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers Ep 3/6

Wednesday 23 September
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE
Nigel Slater cooks up some more Simple Suppers
Nigel Slater cooks up some more Simple Suppers

Grilled lamb with feta and lemon; Thai-inspired noodle sou; and a tasty smokey tomato sauce for pasta are on the menu this week, as Nigel Slater continues to share his passion for easy-to-make, delicious food.

Most people don't have time to follow cookery books and, in this series, there's no need to write down complicated recipes as Nigel's unflustered style makes these feasts easy to remember.

Taking inspiration from his vegetable patch, Nigel shows how combinations of ingredients that grow in the same place, at the same time, often make the ideal starting point for a dish. He visits local allotment holder Bernita and makes a tempting supper of beetroot and potato fritters with the fruits of her labours.

The series is part of the BBC's Dig-In campaign which, throughout spring and summer, has been urging new growers to get digging, offering free seed starter packs, advice and information through bbc.co.uk/digin. The campaign is now moving from plot to pot as the focus shifts to cooking up all that lovely fresh produce with the transmission of Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers and some extra treats on the Dig In website.

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BBC TWO Wednesday 23 September 2009

Shooting Stars Ep 5/6

Wednesday 23 September
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer return for the penultimate episode of boisterous hit comedy show Shooting Stars. On captain Jack Dee's team tonight is comic Lenny Henry and singer-songwriter Mutya Buena, while Ulrika is joined by designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and the not-so-famous regular guest Angelos Epithemiou (played by Dan Skinner). Keeping the scores and the lunacy fresh as always is George Dawes – played by Matt Lucas.

This week, George attempts to fly around the studio; Vic makes a special effort to take Mutya out on a date in his car; and Lenny Henry struggles to keep a straight face. Mutya is the lucky contestant to be chosen to take on the final challenge involving the input of some exotic live animals. Will she win the special prize on offer or go home empty-handed?

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CBBC Wednesday 23 September 2009

Roy – Roy And Me Ep 8/13

Wednesday 23 September
4.30-5.00pm CBBC

Sibling rivalry comes to the fore in this week's episode of Roy, the drama following the animated antics of a cartoon boy living in the real world.

Roy and his older sister, Becky, have not been getting along lately; in fact, there have been numerous arguments. When mum, Maura, decides she needs some peace and quiet, grandma and grandad come to the rescue, offering to take the kids away on a camping weekend.

Becky soon becomes attached to a group of boys at the campsite and takes a shine to one in particular. But, when Roy wants to join in, Becky thinks her younger brother is cramping her style. Things come to a head when her new-found friends prefer Roy's company to hers and she is left simmering on her own.

Soon Roy's new crowd reveal their true nature and leave him in the lurch. Will Becky be able to forgive her brother and come to his rescue?

Roy is voiced by Scott Graham and Becky is played by Martha Byrne, Maura by Cathy Belton, Bill Simon Delaney, grandma Rose by Maura Shannon and grandad Petey by Des Nealon.

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Network TV BBC Week 38: Thursday 24 September 2009

BBC ONE Thursday 24 September 2009

EastEnders

Thursday 24 September
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

Sam is feeling disillusioned with her life in Walford in tonight's visit to Albert Square. When she spots Ricky, she asks him to join her for a heart-to-heart chat.

Ian apologises to Tanya for his drunken mistake. However, she is not impressed and tells him that he takes Jane for granted.

Sam is played by Danniella Westbrook, Ricky by Sid Owen, Ian by Adam Woodyatt, Tanya by Jo Joyner and Jane by Laurie Brett.

JM3

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BBC TWO Thursday 24 September 2009

The Love Of Money – Back From The Brink? Ep 3/3

Thursday 24 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO

The final episode of The Love Of Money tells the story of how close the world came to total economic collapse last autumn.

For the first time the key players tell of how they battled to prevent a new great depression – and look at what this has cost the world. Even today, few realise how close society came to a truly catastrophic collapse of the very foundation of the modern world.

The story is told by the people who took the decisions: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown; Brazil's President Lula; finance ministers including the United States' Tim Geithner; the UK's Alistair Darling; Germany's Peer Steinbruck; France's Christine Lagarde; and Brian Lenihan from Ireland. Central bankers, including the Bank of England's Mervyn King and, for the first time, the behind-the-scenes officials, tell the ups and downs of the month in which they held the fate of the world in their hands.

Downing Street adviser Baroness Shriti Vadera says: "It does make my blood run cold to think of how close the whole global system was to collapse."

PH

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BBC THREE Thursday 24 September 2009

Lunch Monkeys Ep 3/6

High Definition programme
Thursday 24 September
10.30-11.00pm BBC THREE
Asif (Abdullah Afzal) develops a crush on a colleague
Asif (Abdullah Afzal) develops a crush on a colleague

It's a baking hot day in the offices of Fox Cranford, as the comedy series about the slackers in the admin team of a personal injury law firm continues.

Asif has a crush on hard-nosed solicitor Lee Ann and is determined to ask her out, but she only goes out with rich businessmen. When his dad turns up with a business opportunity – to sell ice pops – Asif decides to become an entrepreneur.

Kenny tries to get over his crush on Tania in the tried and tested way of drawing a picture of her naked. She nearly spots it and Kenny asks Asif to get rid of it. He promptly hides the picture in one of Mike's trial bundles which is then photocopied loads of times as Mike prepares to go to court.

Meanwhile, as Asif is making a fortune selling ice pops, Darrel overhears Lee Ann and Charlie talking about redundancies and convinces himself that he's facing the chop. He pleads with Gloria but spots a list with his name on. In the depths of despair, he spies a bag full of lager – Shelley's birthday present for her boyfriend...

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

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 38: Friday 25 September 2009

BBC ONE Friday 25 September 2009

EastEnders

Friday 25 September
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Bradley tells Syd he has made a decision about their move to Canada in tonight's visit to Albert Square.

Meanwhile, Peggy is furious when she sees posters of Archie on the walls in the Square advertising his business. She thinks they are there to wind her up and decides that family and friends will no longer have anything to do with him.

Bradley is played by Charlie Clements, Syd by Nina Toussaint-White, Peggy by Barbara Windsor and Archie by Larry Lamb.

JM3

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Strictly Come Dancing

High Definition programme
Friday 25 September
8.30-10.00pm BBC ONE
Natalie Cassidy and Vincent Simone take to the floor in the celebrity dance contest
Natalie Cassidy and Vincent Simone take to the floor in the celebrity dance contest

Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly are back to host week two of the competition as the second group of eight couples don their sequins and take to the dance floor.

Tonight is ballroom night, and dancing either a Waltz or a Tango are: Natalie Cassidy and Vincent Simone; Richard Dunwoody and Lilia Kopylova; Craig Kelly and Flavia Cacace; Zoe Lucker and James Jordan; Laila Rouass and Anton Du Beke; Phil Tufnell and Katya Virshilas; Ricky Whittle and Natalie Lowe; and Jo Wood and Brendan Cole.

Viewers will also be able to enjoy the 16 professional dancers demonstrating the Waltz and Tango at their dazzling best, whilst the seven couples who are not competing will also take part in a group dance.

Saturday's show (tomorrow night) will see the same eight couples put through their paces as they perform a Latin dance – either a Cha Cha Cha or a Rumba.

At the end of Saturday night, the judges' scores from both nights' dances will be combined and viewers will be able to vote for which couple they want to stay in the competition. The two couples with the lowest scores from a combination of judges' points and audience votes will then face each other in a dance-off. After both couples have danced again the judges will decide which couple is safe and who will be leaving the competition.

Next week the show moves to Saturday nights only, when viewers will be treated to a bumper show with all the dances, voting and results in one episode.

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

RB/IV/KS3

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BBC PARLIAMENT Friday 25 September 2009

Question Time

Friday 25 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC PARLIAMENT

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the BBC's flagship topical discussion programme, BBC Parliament is re-broadcasting Question Time's original edition, first broadcast on 25 September 1979 and chaired by Robin Day, with the inaugural panel of veteran Labour front-bencher Michael Foot MP, Conservative politician Teddy Taylor, author Edna O'Brien and Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, Derek Worlock.

Among the topics discussed are: the Pope's visit to the Republic of Ireland; animal welfare; "which personal vice gives you the most pleasure?"; maternity leave; Trades Union issues; corporal punishment; and "describe a perfect night out".

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