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Network TV BBC Week 1: Wednesday 6 January 2010

BBC TWO Wednesday 6 January 2010

Great British Railway Journeys Ep 3/20

Monday 4 to Friday 8 January
6.30-7.00pm BBC TWO (Schedule addition 10 December)

The first stop in today's leg of Michael Portillo's journey from Liverpool to Scarborough is the West Yorkshire town of Todmorden, as he continues to find out what remains of George Bradshaw's Britain.

In Bradshaw's day, the railways made it possible for food to travel quickly and cheaply all over the country, transforming the UK's eating habits. Today, things are changing and, in Todmorden, the aim is to become self-sufficient and cut down on food miles. Michael meets Pam Warhurst, who is showing people how to grow vegetables and source their food locally.

Travelling on to Skipton, Michael meets railway carriage restorer Stephen Middleton and samples first-class travel Victorian style on the Embsay And Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. He visits the nearby ruins at Bolton Abbey, a great favourite with Victorian tourists, and spends the night at the Devonshire Arms, a 350-year-old coaching inn mentioned in Bradshaw's guide.

For the next part of the journey, Michael and his Bradshaw guide take to the skies with a trip on the Network Rail helicopter to survey the tracks and monitor coastal erosion. In Bradshaw's time, this kind of work would have been done by linesmen walking the tracks but, these days, the lines are checked with infrared cameras.

Back on the ground, Michael finds out what makes train spotters tick, before exploring York's Roman remains with archaeologist Andy Jones. Bradshaw wrote a great deal about Roman York but what has been discovered since then?


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Nurse Jackie – Chicken Soup Ep 3/12

High Definition programme
Monday 4 to Friday 8 January
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO (Schedule addition 11 December)

Jackie shares her concerns about daughter Grace with the worldly and sophisticated Dr O'Hara, as the comedy continues.

At work, an elderly man who has chosen to treat his heart failure with chicken soup comes in to hospital to enjoy a bowl before he dies. Eddie, meanwhile, Jackie's pharmacist boyfriend, breaks the news that he is to be replaced by an automated-pill dispenser within a few months.

Jackie is played by Edie Falco, Grace by Ruby Jerins, Dr O'Hara by Eve Best, the elderly man by Eli Wallach and Eddie by Paul Schulze.

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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