Tuesday 29 Jul 2014
Jimmy Doherty looks at some of the tricks food manufacturers use to maintain a constant supply of seasonal foods all year round, as he concludes his mission to unravel the scientific secrets behind mass food production.
In a bid to find out how bananas that grow thousands of miles away always arrive in the supermarket perfectly ripe, Jimmy sets up his own banana-ripening experiment. He also turns his mind to mushrooms, which normally only appear in the fields in autumn, but grace the supermarket shelves all year round.
If people relied on nature to supply salmon to supermarkets, they would find empty fridges for much of the year, so Jimmy visits a salmon farm in Scotland, where he discovers a plot to fool the fish into believing it's summer when, in fact, it's really winter.
Finally, Jimmy explains how sandwich ham producers make people think the pink slices are cut from a single joint of meat, rather than lots of tiny pieces squashed together.
Jimmy's Food Factory is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.
It's Open Day at Waterloo Road and the school is buzzing with preparations, as the drama continues. Max and Rachel are determined to show that the merger with John Fosters is a success and set out to wow the parents and governors with a united school.
Ruby, meanwhile, has taken it upon herself to upgrade the school's buffet menu and puts caviar and other pricey sundries on her husband, John's, company credit card. When Ruby sneaks home to pick up some forgotten ingredients, however, she is confronted with bailiffs and John is forced to admit that his company is bankrupt. She's hurt, betrayed and terrified about losing the luxurious lifestyle she prizes so highly. When Ruby returns to school, Max is unsympathetic and she has a total meltdown in front of the pupils and an LEA representative.
On top of everything else, a nervous and twitchy Max spends the day trying desperately to keep the women in his life apart. Above all, he is keen to make sure that the floundering Helen is kept out of the spotlight and that his clandestine affair with Kim remains a secret. But when Rachel walks in on a private moment between Kim and Max, Kim is mortified – leading Rachel to frostily confirm that she's known about them for some time and that Kim's personal life is none of her business. Clearly Rachel does not approve.
Max presses on, taking over the Open Day and leading the new parents around the school on a tour. Rachel fears Max is using the Open Day to show her up in front of the governors and is about to approach one of them, Jen, to complain about Max. Christopher, however, stops her in her tracks and explains it wouldn't be a good idea given that Jen is Max's wife. Rachel is left shocked and wonders what to do about Kim.
Tom Chambers plays Max Tyler, Eva Pope plays Rachel, Elizabeth Berrington plays Ruby Fry and Angela Griffin plays Kim.
Waterloo Road is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.
Lucas North's past catches up with him this week when his former Russian prison torturer, Oleg Darshavin, turns up with intelligence about a Sudanese terror attack on London, as the spy drama continues. However, Darshavin's information comes at a price and it's one Harry and Ros are not willing to pay.
Despite their reservations, Harry and Ros agree to Lucas meeting Darshavin as he requests. But their fears that Darshavin still has a hold over Lucas are soon realised when Lucas goes off the radar and meets Darshavin at his own flat.
Lucas struggles to keep control of the situation but manages to bring Darshavin to the verge of revealing the target – until CIA officer Sarah Caulfield turns up and throws the entire operation into jeopardy. With Lucas and his lover's lives in danger, he has to use all his powers of persuasion to get the Sudanese terrorist's name out of Darshavin and keep himself and Sarah alive.
Section D soon tracks the terrorist down but, before Ros can get to him, he's assassinated and Section D is back to square one. The only person who can help them is Darshavin, but Lucas has lost his trust and Darshavin clearly has his own personal agenda.
Meanwhile, Harry begins to realise there may be a traitor in their midst and he tips off Sarah's boss, Samuel Walker, about the covert intelligence meeting in Basel. However, a CIA traitor will stop at nothing to ensure their cover remains intact – even if they're left with blood on their hands.
Lucas is played by Richard Armitage, Oleg Darshavin by Emil Hostina, Harry by Peter Firth, Ros by Hermione Norris, Sarah by Genevieve O'Reilly and Samuel Walker by Brian Protheroe.
Gabby Logan looks into the stigma surrounding mental health issues in sport, as Marcus Trescothick speaks for the first time since suffering a recurrence of his stress-related illness.
The programme includes behind-the-scenes footage from Trescothick's recent trip to India, while Frank Bruno, Neil Lennon and John Kirwan also talk about their battles against depression. Inside Sport also examines the myths and misconceptions that still surround mental illness and asks whether people expect too much of their sporting heroes.
For Andrew Marr, the story of Britain in the Thirties is one of betrayal, political extremism, unemployment and hats. Bowlers, trilbies, top hats and flat caps are everywhere as the country descends into chaos when the financial crash on Wall Street engulfs Britain.
In the penultimate film in Andrew Marr's epic six-part series about British life in the early 20th century, solutions to the national crisis are offered by Britain's most unlikely paramilitaries – the Greenshirts – and by its most threatening agitators, "the Blackshirts", led by Britain's own pantomime villain, Oswald Mosley.
With fascists on the march in Europe, Andrew finds that Britain has perfected the ability to look the other way and hope for the best. Dazzled by Gracie Fields and delighted by Butlins, Britain also has a nostalgic eye on the past, building mock Tudor homes for the new commuter class.
With vivid anecdotes and fascinating archive, Andrew argues that appeasement, not confrontation, was the British way. Only the lone voice of Winston Churchill is warning of the horrors ahead. In an age of big, bad ideas, Britain in the Thirties can appear small-minded and reticent. But Andrew invites listeners to look a little harder and see how Little Britain was tested and faltered, before finally coming of age and allowing modern Britain to be born.
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