Wednesday 24 Sep 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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