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BBC ONE Wednesday 31 March 2010

Life Of Riley – Nine To Five Ep 3/6

Wednesday 31 March
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

Maddy decides the time has come to return to work, as the sitcom starring Caroline Quentin continues. But she quickly discovers that her boss is a bigger baby than her children – and her children don't miss her at all.

Caroline Quentin stars as Maddy.


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Damages Ep 6/13

Wednesday 31 March
10.45-11.25pm BBC ONE

As Tom attempts to recover from the crisis caused by the Tobin fraud, he and Patty defend her actions as trustee for the bankrupted investors, as the American legal drama continues.

Patty enlists the help of jailed con man Sterling Biddle to find the money she believes Tobin has hidden, as well as its link to Tobin's late mistress, Danielle Marchetti. Meanwhile, Tom uses an event at his daughter's school to contact Eric Nichols, the investment adviser who convinced him and his in-laws to invest in Tobin's fund.

Patty suggests to Alex Benjamin that she can prove herself worthy of the job she is after by visiting Biddle behind bars, while Joe Tobin gets assistance from Leonard Winstone in meeting Stuart Zedeck, a man who was key in helping his late father hide the money from the fraud.

Ellen suggests that Tobin may have killed himself (with his doctor's help) to avoid jail, rather than having been murdered as her colleagues at the DA's office suppose.

Elsewhere, Joe discovers that Zedeck has left him a fur coat to give to his mother, Marilyn, rather than the money he expected, but Zedeck later proves he has access to the concealed account.

Biddle indicates that Tobin's money can be located offshore, while Patty's plans to remodel her apartment put her in touch with designer Julian Decker.

Tom promises his bankrupted father-in-law that he will help him out, as he and Patty realise none of their current suspects could have helped Tobin hide his stolen fortune. While they continue to seek his accomplice, Ellen questions Tobin's doctor, Karl Brandt, for the truth about the physician-assisted suicide. Alex discovers Patty has finally hired her, despite her seeming lack of interest, while Tom prepares to question Tobin and Danielle's daughter, Tessa Marchetti, as the clues indicate a Caribbean bank.

Tom is played by Tate Donovan, Patty by Glenn Close, Joe Tobin by Campbell Scott, Leonard Winstone by Martin Short, Ellen Parsons by Rose Byrne, Marilyn Tobin by Lily Tomlin and Julian Decker by Keith Carradine.


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BBC FOUR Wednesday 31 March 2010

Canoe Man

High Definition programme
Wednesday 31 March
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR

Saskia Reeves and Bernard Hill star as Anne and John Darwin in Canoe Man
Saskia Reeves and Bernard Hill star as Anne and John Darwin in Canoe Man

Bernard Hill and Saskia Reeves star as John and Anne Darwin in this fascinating true story that captivated the public's imagination and dominated the world's press in 2007.

The drama begins with John Darwin entering a West London police station in 2007 claiming to have amnesia, having disappeared five years previously in a canoeing accident. After a joyous reunion with sons Mark and Anthony, cracks in the story soon begin to appear.

John has been living secretly with wife, Anne, in their family home and the bedsit next door – accessible through a hole in the bedroom wall hidden behind the wardrobe.

The couple head to Panama to start afresh using the life insurance Anne has received. But, when John realises things aren't going to be as straight forward as he first thought, he believes his best option is to return to the UK and claim to be suffering from amnesia.

It is only when a photograph surfaces of John and Anne together with a Panamanian estate agent that the real events of this extraordinary fraud come to light.

Canoe Man also stars Philip Correia and Jeremy Legat as Mark and Anthony Darwin.

Canoe Man is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's high definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.


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Mad Men – The Gypsy And The Hobo Ep 11/13

High Definition programme
Wednesday 31 March
10.00-10.45pm BBC FOUR

Don makes the most of his time with Suzanne when Betty and the kids leave town for the week, as the series in a New York advertising agency in the early Sixties continues. Out of town, things turn ugly when Betty, William and Milton discuss Gene's will. When Betty seeks legal advice about her marriage with Don, she discovers that divorce would have devastating results.

An old flame of Roger's, meanwhile, challenges Don, Roger and Cooper to reverse the public opinion of her dog food company when it is made public that horse meat features in the ingredients. But her difficult rules complicate the matter for the agency.

When helping Greg prepare for a psychologist residency, Joan draws out a suppressed secret from his past. Later, Roger is pleased when Joan calls him for help but Greg makes an extreme career move without telling Joan. A crisis at home, meanwhile, makes Don forget something important in his car.

Jon Hamm plays Don Draper, January Jones plays Betty Draper, Eric Ladin plays William Hofstadt, John Slattery plays Roger Sterling, Robert Morse plays Bertram Cooper, Sam Page plays Greg Harris and Christina Hendricks plays Joan. Mad Men also features Elisabeth Moss as Peggy, Vincent Kartheiser as Pete, Bryan Batt as Salvatore Romano, Michael Gladis as Paul, Aaron Staton as Ken, Kiernan Shipka as Sally Draper and Abigail Spencer as Miss Farrell.

Mad Men is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's high definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.


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