Friday 18 Apr 2014
In the third episode of Jimmy's quest to uncover the secrets lurking in the contents of the supermarket trolley, he finds out why there isn't a creamy layer at the top of the milk any more.
He attempts to replicate the modern dairy process using a DIY production line set up in a barn. He uses clever chemistry to make his own version of supermarket spread and follows the egg's journey from hen to supermarket. He is surprised to see some of the imperfect wrinkly eggs that never make it onto the shelves. At the cheese factory, he helps make Red Leicester cheese and learns that this is one factory where they actually put bacteria into the food.
Jimmy's Food Factory is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.
The hostility between the ex-John Fosters pupils and their Waterloo Road peers continues unabated in the second episode of the new series of the school drama.
Tensions increase when Amy accuses Bolton of attempted rape, after luring him into the girls' toilets – an accusation that a bewildered Bolton strongly denies. New girl Lindsay James is quick to use the incident as further proof that Waterloo Road pupils are trouble, happy to have a distraction from her father's funeral, which is taking place that day.
Kim pulls an increasingly angry Bolton out of lessons to question him about Amy's allegation, but Max takes over, leaving Rachel concerned that Bolton will never get a fair hearing. As events escalate, Rachel is forced to leave school, having agreed to take Lindsay and Em to their dad's funeral. Lindsay is clearly only attending for Em's sake and Rachel worries about how she is dealing with her father's death.
News of Bolton's "assault" spreads like wildfire around school and while his girlfriend, Michaela, initially defends him, Amy's lurid description of the encounter soon leads her to have doubts. In the end, only Paul stands by his mate.
Meanwhile, Helen Hopewell is back at school and, desperate to blame someone else for her own inadequacies as a teacher, she accuses Michaela of pushing her down the stairs. In addition, there is trouble in store for Steph when her first official appraisal from new head of department Jo Lipsett is less than flattering.
Later, despite their professional differences, Kim and Max go out to dinner and the attraction between them becomes clear.
Ayesha Gwilt plays Amy, Tachia Newell plays Bolton, Jenna Louise Coleman plays Lindsay James, Angela Griffin plays Kim, Tom Chambers plays Max Tyler, Eva Pope plays Rachel, Zarrah Abrahams plays Michaela, Vinette Robinson plays Helen Hopewell, Denise Welch plays Steph and Sarah Jane Potts plays Jo Lipsett.
Waterloo Road is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media
The team is in a state of panic following Harry's kidnapping by FSB agent Viktor Sarkisian as the compelling spy drama starring Peter Firth, Hermione Norris and Richard Armitage returns for a new series.
It seems their worst fears are confirmed when the Sacred Army of Righteous Vengeance (SARV) posts footage of Harry's execution on the internet. However, Ros refuses to believe Harry is dead and leads Lucas North and the rest of the team on a mission to find him.
When Sarkisian's body is found, it seems they've lost their strongest lead. Ros sends Lucas to try to extract information from new CIA liaison officer Sarah Caulfield but, despite a clear attraction between the pair, it appears she can't assist him. However, help arrives from an unexpected source when former team member Ruth Evershed returns to the grid, fearing for her life.
Ruth reveals that Harry once thwarted a clandestine operation to smuggle weapons-grade uranium into Iraq, and only he and Ruth are privy to its true whereabouts. Now a group of rogue intelligence officers want it back and they don't care who they have to kill to get it.
When Ruth and her family are kidnapped, the race is on for Section D to not only find them before they are killed, but also to discover whether Harry is still alive.
Harry Pearce is played by Peter Firth, Viktor Sarkisian by Peter Sullivan, Ros Myers by Hermione Norris, Lucas North by Richard Armitage, Sarah Caulfield by Genevieve O'Reilly and Ruth Evershed by Nicola Walker.
Britain is basking in the heat of a long Edwardian summer, as the second film in Andrew Marr's new history series opens. But tension and violence are never far beneath the surface.
Women are attacked while campaigning for the vote; Ireland is divided over liberation from the British Empire; and dockers and miners struggle for improved conditions and wages.
With magical archive and vivid storytelling, Andrew explains why the popular press stoked fears of a German invasion. He also shows how the radical new Liberal chancellor, David Lloyd George, faced a very modern dilemma – welfare or warfare?
With the birth of flight and the movies, the story is also of magnificent men in their flying machines and future Hollywood stars Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel touring Britain together. Then, the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo sets the wheels in motion for world war.
In the corridors of Westminster, old allies Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George fight over strategy. Out on the streets, the people are eager for battle, determined to teach the Hun a lesson.
A partner series to his Bafta-winning History Of Modern Britain, Andrew's powerful storytelling helps make sense of modern Britain in the context of its early 20th-century history.
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