Thursday 12 Dec 2013
In the Minute Mart, Phil is taunted by a police officer about his drinking and behaviour, as a new week begins in Albert Square. Phil gets angry and tells the officer to either question him or leave him alone.
Meanwhile, Adam taunts Darren over Libby.
Phil is played by Steve McFadden, Adam by David Proud, Darren by Charlie G Hawkins and Libby by Belinda Owusu.
The Hustle gang is back in business, ready to take each and every cheat, liar and criminal for all they've got, as the drama starring Adrian Lester, Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn and Matt Di Angelo returns. From MPs' expenses to fat-cat bankers, there are plenty of marks for the team to target. Brother-and-sister duo Sean and Emma are working out well as new members of the crew and, as much as Mickey hates to admit it, Albert was right about them – they are proving to be real assets to the team, especially as Emma bears a striking resemblance to a certain Antipodean songstress.
As the team wraps up an ingenious con featuring Emma as pop princess Kylie Minogue, Albert is busy priming the next unsuspecting mark: former banker Piggy Richardson, who has been hounded by the press after a public pension scandal. When Albert introduces himself as a headhunter for the Western Bank of California and paints a very pleasant picture of what life could be like away from the glare of the media, Piggy is keen to meet Mickey, who is posing as a currency specialist with a PhD in Economics.
However, just as the plan starts to fall into place, a mysterious woman enquires about Mickey's whereabouts and throws everything into disarray. Mickey has no idea who she is or what she wants but, when she invites him out for dinner, he's intrigued – that is, until she turns out to be DCI Lucy Britford. With a 95 per cent conviction rate and a good idea of what the crew is up to, Britford believes that catching Mickey would be the "ultimate scalp" and a great stepping-stone in her career. Emma is the only one who seems worried – although it's possible her concern may be tinged with jealousy...
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Mickey is certain that he can outsmart Britford – after all, no one's managed to catch him yet. With the agreement of the team, he decides to plough on with the con. His confidence has so far served them well but this time his arrogance could prove their undoing.
Sean Kennedy is played by Matt Di Angelo, Emma Kennedy by Kelly Adams, Mickey Bricks by Adrian Lester, Albert Stroller by Robert Vaughn and Lucy Britford by Indira Varma. The cast also includes Robert Glenister as Ash Morgan.
In 1840, one man transformed travel in Britain. His name was George Bradshaw and his railway guides inspired the Victorians to take to the tracks. Stop by stop, he told people where to travel, what to see and where to stay. Now, 170 years later, Michael Portillo makes four epic journeys across the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us and what remains of Bradshaw's Britain.
The first journey sees Michael travel coast to coast, from Liverpool to Scarborough. His first stop is the great port of Liverpool, where he meets local author Peter Grant. Michael gets a lesson in how to speak Scouse, as they explore the impact of immigration on the city and its famous accent.
Michael then visits Birkenhead Park, one of the inspirations for Central Park in New York. There he meets Mervyn Kingston, whose family fled from Russia in the 1880s when the Jews were being persecuted in the pogroms. Mervyn tells Michael that many of the Jewish refugees ended up in Liverpool, after catching the train from Hull, to begin their journey to America.
Leaving Liverpool, Michael travels along the world's first passenger railway line to Manchester. Stopping off at Rainhill, he talks to rail expert Christian Wolmar about the Rainhill Trials – the first locomotive race which was won by Stephenson's Rocket – and also finds out about the first railway fatality.
After spending the night in Worsley, Michael explores the nearby underground canals, part of the world's first canal system built by the Duke of Bridgewater. At his last stop, he meets Ian Edmonds for a tour of his family's cake factory – the last remaining Eccles cake business in the area. There, Michael has a go at folding an Eccles cake and finds out why these sweet pastries were exported all over the world.
Critically acclaimed US comedy Nurse Jackie stars multi-Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner Edie Falco (The Sopranos) as Jackie Peyton, a strong-willed nurse in a New York City emergency room.
A lapsed Catholic with a weakness for prescription drugs, Jackie keeps the hospital balanced with her own kind of justice. Fellow nurse Mohammed "Mo-Mo" de la Cruz, British doctor Eleanor O'Hara and pharmacist Eddie Walzer are her confidants, while impressionable first-year student Zoey Barkow and Dr Fitch "Coop" Cooper are sent to test her. By-the-book ER administrator Gloria Akalitus is Jackie's boss and nemesis.
In the opening episode, Nurse Jackie tries to make something good come from a senseless death in the ER room, but her day is complicated by her secret need to get her hands on some tablets from boyfriend Eddie. In addition, she has to cope with a bike messenger with a broken leg, a stoner with third-degree burns after a prank went horribly wrong, and a prostitute with multiple stab wounds. It's all in a day's work for the nursing staff.
Mohammed "Mo-Mo" de la Cruz is played by Haaz Sleiman, Dr Eleanor O'Hara by Eve Best, Eddie Walzer by Paul Schulze, Zoey Barkow by Merritt Wever, Dr Fitch "Coop" Cooper by Peter Facinelli and Gloria Akalitus by Anna Deavere Smith.
Nurse Jackie is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.
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