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BBC ONE Friday 9 October 2009

EastEnders

Friday 9 October
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Joel and Ronnie argue about their future together in this week's final visit to Walford.

Meanwhile, Bradley is concerned about Stacey's health and frantically tells someone to go and check on her. But everyone reassures him that Stacey is fine and that her mum is looking after her. They encourage Bradley and Syd to leave for Canada.

Joel is played by Cavan Clerkin, Ronnie by Samantha Womack, Bradley by Charlie Clements, Stacey by Lacey Turner and Syd by Nina Toussaint-White.

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Criminal Justice Ep 5/5

Friday 9 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 23 September)

Criminal Justice, Peter Moffat's Bafta Award-winning drama, reaches its tense finale at the Crown Court. What will the jury decide? And what will be the outcome for Juliet and her children?

Juliet is played by Maxine Peake.

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CBBC Friday 9 October 2009

Sorry I've Got No Head Ep 1/11

New series
Friday 9 October
5.15-5.45pm CBBC
Will Andrews, Mel Giedroyc, Marcus Brigstocke and Anna Crilly play a family of dung beetles
Will Andrews, Mel Giedroyc, Marcus Brigstocke and Anna Crilly play a family of dung beetles

Starring some of Britain's finest comedy talent, including Marcus Brigstocke, Mel Giedroyc, David Armand, Anna Crilly and James Bachman, the critically acclaimed and Bafta-nominated comedy sketch show Sorry I've Got No Head returns for a new series.

Fast-paced and irreverent, this "grown-up" sketch show for children, in which all the roles are played by adults, features returning favourites Jasmine and Prudith, who think everything will cost "a thousand pounds"; the Fearless Vikings, who are scared of everything; and Ross from the Outer Hebrides, who has the dubious distinction of being the only pupil in a school with just one teacher.

New characters include Embarrassed Louise, who struggles to deal with an unusual problem; an angry Snowman, who battles for equality in everyday life; and a sitcom featuring a family of dung beetles.

In the first episode, Jasmine and Prudith go 10-pin bowling; Timmy's mum comes up with another madcap invention to try to beat the school run; the Fearsome Vikings try some magic tricks; and Ross prepares for the school bring-and-buy sale on North Barrasay.

With around 20 sketches per show, Sorry I've Got No Head is jam-packed with inventive, silly and addictive character-based sketch comedy the whole family can enjoy.

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BBC PARLIAMENT Friday 9 October 2009

1959 General Election Introduced By David Dimbleby

Friday 9 October
7.00-11.30pm BBC PARLIAMENT

Fifty years after voters went to the polls in October 1959, BBC Parliament is re-showing the original election night results programme with a special introduction from David Dimbleby.

The election contest was between Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's Conservatives and Hugh Gaitskell's Labour Party – with the Conservatives attempting to secure a third successive election victory at a time when, according to Macmillan, the British public had "never had it so good".

The 1959 election was also a watershed in political broadcasting. The BBC mounted its biggest election night programme to date, which attracted an audience of 13 million. Coverage came from the largest studio at Lime Grove which was specially adapted for the occasion. Richard Dimbleby led the studio team, accompanied by Cliff Michelmore and Alan Whicker. Political professors David Butler and Robert McKenzie provided analysis, making use of the now infamous "swingometer". Some 57 television cameras were at work, with some moving throughout the night to new locations to contribute to the rapid reporting of results.

The Conservatives were led into the election by their very own "Supermac", Harold Macmillan. Living standards had been rising and the Tories went into the election with a seven-point lead in the polls. Despite the polls, it was by no means certain who was going to win. Labour had run a slick campaign and, under Gaitskell's leadership, were more unified than they had been in years. The Liberals also had high hopes having recently won their first by-election victory in 30 years.

David Dimbleby introduces the programme that was anchored by his father on 8 October 1959. David has presented the BBC's general election results programmes since 1979, and the next election – to be held no later than June 2010 – will be his eighth. Richard Dimbleby presented the BBC's election coverage in 1950, 1955, 1959 and 1964.

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