Tuesday 29 Jul 2014
Tanya thinks she has worked out what is wrong with Jane and confronts her about why she is avoiding babies, in tonight's visit to Albert Square. When Tanya pushes the issue, Jane reveals that she is frustrated because she wants a child of her own.
Meanwhile, Sam tells Archie that she wants nothing more to do with him after what he did to Peggy. Attempting to make her feel guiltly, Archie responds by telling her that he provided her bail money.
Tanya is played by Jo Joyner, Jane by Laurie Brett, Sam by Danniella Westbrook, Archie by Larry Lamb and Peggy by Barbara Windsor.
Fish, the subject of tonight's episode of Life, narrated by David Attenborough, are the most varied and diverse backboned creatures on the planet, with more than 28,000 species. Such is their diversity that they include pregnant males, fish that fly and species with top speeds faster than a cheetah.
Off the coast of South Australia, strange-looking, weedy sea dragons gather each spring. The males and females pair up for courtship, engaging in a mirror dance until, at last, under the cover of darkness, they spawn.
Bizarrely, the eggs are laid onto the tail of the male. Two months later the young weedy sea dragons hatch and, with a shake of his body, the male helps them swim free of their egg cases. Job done, father and offspring go their separate ways.
The family links of other fish last rather longer. The convict fish is an oddity. No-one knows what the adult eats; it has never been seen to leave its burrow to forage. It shares its network of tunnels with thousands of its offspring, who venture out to feed on the rich plankton around the reef, returning every night to join their parent in the safety of their tunnel. Possibly, in some way, they feed the adult – but how this happens is a mystery.
Hawaii is famous for its waterfalls, but gobies manage to climb them – sometimes scaling 400 feet or more using a specialised disc that enables them to stick to vertical rocks. Their reward at the summit is access to secluded pools with few predators.
Flying fish are capable of bursting from the water and soaring to escape predators on "wings" created by their elongated pectoral fins. Their spawning behaviour is also astonishing as they mass around any flotsam they find. The action can become so extreme that living fish can become entombed in the mass of eggs laid on floating palm fronds. So many eggs are laid that, finally, the frond sinks to the depths, bringing an abrupt end to spawning.
In Fish Out Of Water, this week's making-of Life diary, cameraman Rick Rosenthal shows how he uses a hi-speed camera in underwater housing to film sailfish off the coast of Mexico. And, in Tobago, Doug Anderson's team soon become a target for spawning flying fish.
CBBC also goes behind the scenes of this landmark series in Inside Life. This week's programme looks at garter snakes.
Life is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.
Lasagne, frittatas and banana bread are on the menu this week as I Can Cook continues its mission to get the nation's under-sixes cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
Serving up a selection of simple recipes, top cookery tips and the chance to get very messy, I Can Cook gives children hands-on encouragement to connect what's on their plate with the world around them.
This week, musician, actress and all-round entertainer Katy Ashworth welcomes more children into her kitchen to create a recipe of the day. Together, they pop peppers, sprinkle seasoning, squish squash, explore where ingredients come from and how foods are made while learning some simple kitchen and cookery skills.
On Monday, Katy invites five young cooks into her kitchen and garden to pick spinach and bake tasty cheese and vegetable pasties; on Tuesday, the little chefs make baked courgettes with Parmesan cheese; on Wednesday, the mini cooks find out how asparagus grows and fry up some frittatas; the team go bananas on Thursday, baking some chunky banana bread; and there's an Italian job on Friday, as the gang learn about mozzarella and layer some lasagne.
Dirtgirl grows awesome tomatoes, knows cloud names and drives a big, orange tractor. Her world is brought vividly to life in this new CBeebies series, in which larger-than-life characters come alive to inspire four- to six-year-olds.
Exploring nature and the world around her, Dirtgirl invites the young audience to a place where the real and unreal hang out together. Helping Dirtgirl in her backyard are her best friend, Scrapboy, a "cowpunk" who is a whiz with junk; Grubby, with her grub's eye view; Ken the weevil, a super stunt star with an inferiority complex; Roger the rooster and the chicks; Hayman, the monosyllabic scarecrow; and The Green Thumbs – real kids in real gardens having unreal fun.
Full of bizarre insects, underground tunnels, vaudevillian-trained chickens and performing stunt bugs, Dirtgirlworld is a place where children learn to protect what they love. This music-centric series has an environmental focus and provides an invitation for people to step outside and have a go.
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