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Network TV BBC Week 2: 9-15 January 2010

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BBC THREE Unplaced 2010
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Being Human Ep 1/8

New seriesHigh Definition programme
Sunday 10 January
9.30-10.30pm BBC THREE
Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner and Lenora Crichlow return for a new series of Being Human
Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner and Lenora Crichlow return for a new series of Being Human

Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner return in the second series of the hit BBC Three drama following the lives of three housemates who also happen to be a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire. The series gets off to a gripping start as the consequences of George murdering Herrick begin to catch up with him.

After a night in the pub, George and Mitchell are challenged in a dark alley by married vampires Ivan and Daisy, who are looking to taunt the pair in retaliation for the downfall of their late leader. Daisy, however, has more than revenge on her mind.

As well as the conflicts with the supernatural, George also has issues closer to home with his relationship with Nina. Clearly under strain after Nina's dramatic discovery of George's secret, the couple seem to be avoiding the consequences it has for each of them.

Nina seeks comfort from Annie, who is wholeheartedly embracing her newfound confidence by applying for a job as a barmaid at the local pub. Annie sets about her mission with her usual gusto, much to the bemusement and concern of her housemates.

Meanwhile, Mitchell meets new doctor Lucy in the hospital toilets and her sharp wit and honesty capture his attention.

Duly distracted by the new trials unfolding in their individual lives, the friends are unaware of the ominous threat that could be facing them. Are the supernatural friends safe in the world they're desperate to be part of?

Russell Tovey plays George, Aidan Turner plays Mitchell, Paul Rhys plays Ivan, Amy Manson plays Daisy, Sinead Keenan plays Nina, Lenora Crichlow plays Annie and Lyndsey Marshal plays Lucy.

Being Human is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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BBC ONE Saturday 9 January 2010
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Great Edinburgh Cross Country

Saturday 9 January
1.00-2.30pm BBC ONE

Jonathan Edwards is in Edinburgh where some of the world's best runners tackle the undulating cross-country course set in picturesque Holyrood Park.

World champion Gebre Gebremariam attempts to win the Edinburgh race for the first time, having been runner-up last year. If successful, he would be adding his name to a star-studded roll of honour – which includes Ethiopian legends Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba.

Talented young Briton Steph Twell has gone close in the women's race in the last couple of years, while another home-grown runner, Andy Baddeley, has won the men's 4km race for the past two years.

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So You Think You Can Dance

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Saturday 9 January
7.00-8.05pm BBC ONE

Cat Deeley and Nigel Lythgoe continue the search for Britain's favourite dancer
Cat Deeley and Nigel Lythgoe continue the search for Britain's favourite dancer

So You Think You Can Dance goes live, as Cat Deeley and judges Nigel Lythgoe and Arlene Phillips continue the search to find Britain's favourite dancer.

Having whittled down the finalists from thousands of initial entrants, the dancers are now paired up to perform in couples. Training with world-class choreographers and working across an array of genres, the finalists take to the floor hoping to impress the judges and win valuable viewers' votes.

Which couples will make a good first impression and which will be forced to dance for their lives and their place in the competition? Tonight, one boy and one girl will take their final bow and dance their way out of the contest and out of the running for the chance to realise their dreams in Hollywood and take home the £100,000 prize.

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Casualty – Dark Places

Saturday 9 January
8.55-9.45pm BBC ONE

The staff try to carry on as normal after the car accident, as the medical drama continues. Meanwhile, Lenny's "brother" turns up at Holby City ready to execute a long-standing plan which could have huge implications for Lenny.

Lenny is delighted when long-lost friend Davey turns up at the hospital but he's less than pleased when he hears why he is back. Davey wants to carry out a plan that the two boys hatched when they were younger – to torch the children's home they both grew up in. To Lenny's horror, Davey goes through with his plan, unaware that there is someone else inside the building...

Polly's career is on the line when the hearing takes place into her conduct around Alistair's death. The young paramedic is troubled when Alistair's friend, Abe, turns up to tell her that he wants her to know what it's like to lose something she cares about. She is even more concerned when Jeff's attempt to defend her turns out to be less than helpful...

Charlie's son, Louis, is back in his father's life, primarily because he needs cash. Charlie is hopeful for some father-and-son bonding but Louis shows his usual disrespect and Charlie is distracted by some health problems of his own.

Meanwhile, following the tumultuous events at the wedding reception, Adam has something important to tell someone. But will he find the right time and the courage?

Lenny is played by Steven Miller, Polly by Sophia di Martino, Jeff by Matt Bardock, Charlie by Derek Thompson and Adam by Tristan Gemmill. Barry Sloane guest stars as Davey, Joe McGann as Abe and Gregory Foreman as Louis.

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Match Of The Day

Saturday 9 January
10.30-11.50pm BBC ONE

Gary Lineker presents all the goals and highlights from today's Premier League fixtures. Arsenal, who thumped Everton 6-1 on the opening day of the season, hosted the Toffees at the Emirates. Alex McLeish played under Sir Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen and today his Birmingham side faced a visit from his former boss and champions Manchester United. Chelsea have scored 13 goals on their last three visits to Hull and were looking to add to that tally at the KC Stadium today.

Fulham were aiming to do the double over Portsmouth while promoted sides Burnley and Stoke met at Turf Moor. Wigan were thrashed 4-0 at home by Aston Villa last season but took three points away from Villa Park in August – who would have the upper hand in today's meeting at the DW Stadium? The day's other game saw Sunderland host Bolton. The Black Cats beat Wanderers in the FA Cup at the Stadium of Light last season but Bolton came away from their league fixture on Wearside with a resounding 4-1 win.

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BBC TWO Saturday 9 January 2010
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By The People – The Election Of Barack Obama

Saturday 9 January
7.30-9.25pm BBC TWO (Schedule addition 18 December)

Nearly a year before Barack Obama announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States, film-makers Amy Rice and Alicia Sams began to roll cameras on the young senator. Featuring intimate footage of Obama, his family and his election team, this unique film documents the behind-the-scenes story of the passionate campaigners who helped a young African-American freshman senator reach the White House.

By The People tracks Obama's halting progress from long-odds candidate to front-runner in the 2008 presidential race. It's a roller-coaster ride that includes the victories and upsets that were followed by millions in the media, seen this time from within the Obama camp – from thrilling wins and disappointing losses in key states, to controversies stemming from Obama's associations with the Rev Jeremiah Wright and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and from the high of receiving his party's nomination over Hillary Clinton, to the low of losing his grandmother the day before his final victory over John McCain on Election Day.

Shot on an extraordinary scale, this is a documentary that can truly be said to capture a piece of history in the making.

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BBC ONE Sunday 10 January 2010
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Lark Rise To Candleford

New seriesHigh Definition programme
Sunday 10 January
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 18 December)

BBC One's winter warmer, Lark Rise To Candleford, starring Julia Sawalha, Olivia Hallinan, Brendan Coyle and Claudie Blakley, returns for a third series. Based on the novels by Flora Thompson, and adapted by Bill Gallagher, the new series continues to chronicle the lives of the hamlet folk of Lark Rise and the wealthier inhabitants of neighbouring Candleford.

Daniel Parish, a handsome and ambitious young journalist, arrives in Lark Rise with exciting news for the Timmins family. Emma's aunt has died, leaving her a large inheritance. All Daniel seeks in return for this information is permission to write their rags-to-riches story for his newspaper.

The legacy, however, seems too good to be true. It could buy them a whole new life in Candleford, and Robert a business of his own, yet Emma is troubled by this potential windfall and worries that Robert desires this new life more than she does.

Laura and Daniel, meanwhile, find a connection through their shared love of writing. She opens her heart to him and shows him her private journal. But Dorcas is suspicious of Daniel's motives and challenges him to write about love and community instead of sensation. When Daniel's article is published, Laura is devastated to discover that Daniel has used the contents of her journal to mock her family and friends.

As the plans for the move to Candleford gather pace, Emma and Robert hide their growing unease about leaving their home. So when they discover that Emma is one of several claimants to the money, and stands to inherit only a tiny sum, they celebrate remaining in Lark Rise and the life they love there.

Daniel, too, has come to value the way of life in Lark Rise and desperately seeks to make amends. But can he convince anyone, especially Laura, to trust him again?

Ben Aldridge plays Daniel Parish, Claudie Blakley plays Emma Timmins, Brendan Coyle plays Robert Timmins, Olivia Hallinan plays Laura Timmins and Julia Sawalha plays Dorcas Lane.

Lark Rise To Candleford is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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Wallander – The Man Who Smiled Ep 2/3

High Definition programme
Sunday 10 January
9.00-10.30pm BBC ONE
Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) spirals into depression
Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) spirals into depression

After killing a man in the line of duty, Wallander finds himself spiralling into depression, as the Bafta-winning series starring Kenneth Branagh as the famous Swedish detective continues its run of three new feature-length investigations.

He has just decided to leave the police when an old friend, Sten Torstensson, a solicitor, approaches him to investigate the recent death of his father in a car accident. At first, Kurt dismisses his friend's suspicions about the accident as unlikely, but Sten explains that the keys to the vehicle were found outside the car, raising Wallander's suspicions.

A report explains that the keys had fallen from the ignition, something that could never have happened if his father had smashed the car while driving. Sten begs him to look into the case but, as interested as he might be, Wallander is still fragile and dismisses the case.

Wallander later learns that his solicitor friend has been found dead – a possible suicide – and realises that he was wrong not to listen. Against his better judgement, a troubled Wallander returns to work to head what may now have become a double murder case.

An enigmatic big-business tycoon who hides behind tight security seems to be the common denominator in the two deaths...

Kurt Wallander is played by Kenneth Branagh and Sten Torstensson by David Sibley. This episode also features Sarah Smart as Anne-Britt Hoglund, Tom Hiddleston as Martinsson, Sadie Shimmin as Lisa Holgersson and David Warner as Povel Wallander.

Wallander is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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1984 – A Sikh Story

Sunday 10 January
10.55-11.55pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 5 January)

In 1984 Indira Gandhi sent troops into the holiest and most revered of Sikh shrines, The Golden Temple. The aim was to expel the Sikh militant preacher, Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, and his followers. The bloodiest of consequences ensued, ultimately leading to Indira Gandhi's assassination by her own Sikh bodyguards and a backlash against the Sikhs that India had not witnessed since the days of partition.

1984 – A Sikh Story tells the tale of this tumultuous year through the eyes of British-born Sikh, Sonia Deol, who was only 11 when the Indian army stormed The Golden Temple.

Sonia has only begun to understand her faith in recent years – an awakening that began during her own visit to The Golden Temple; and there are many questions she needs answered. How could Indian troops, led by a Sikh, storm such a sacred shrine? How did the cult of Bhindranwale attract so many Sikh followers and why is he still revered by some today?

This one-off documentary takes Sonia on an emotional journey back to India in a bid to discover how such an attack could ever have taken place.

Throughout her journey, Sonia meets and interviews eye-witnesses including Giani Puran Singh, a Golden Temple priest, who dodged bullets from both the Indian army and Bhindranwale's men; as well as General Brar, who was in charge of "Operation Blue Star" and whose army stormed the temple.

Sonia meets those caught up in the aftermath of Mrs Gandhi's assassination and the resulting terrifying riots in Delhi. She also interviews the women who were widowed during the riots and former BBC correspondent Mark Tully, who became known for giving the world an insight into these events as they were happening, on the ground.

Starting in the UK and following Sonia on her journey to India, 1984 – A Sikh Story tells the story of her personal voyage to understand the history of her faith and explore what it means to be Sikh in Britain today.

Executive Producer Tommy Nagra says: "The events of 1984 have become an iconic and integral part of modern Sikh history. This is very much a personal film unravelling a chain of bloody events that India had not witnessed since the days of Partition."

1984 – A Sikh Story is a BBC Vision Production for BBC One.

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BBC TWO Sunday 10 January 2010
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Ski Sunday

Sunday 10 January
5.00-5.45pm BBC TWO

Graham Bell and Ed Leigh present coverage of the men's giant slalom from the Swiss resort of Adelboden, in today's edition of Ski Sunday.

Austrian superstar Benni Raich has ruled the roost here of late, winning three of the last four races on the legendary Chuenisbärgli slope. But there will be a partisan home crowd willing on current giant slalom world champion Carlo Janka, not to mention last year's overall World Cup champion in the discipline, Didier Cuche.

Ed also samples the delights of night-time ski jumping as he travels to the heart of Austria for the climax of the Four Hills Tournament in Bischofshofen.

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Match Of The Day 2

Sunday 10 January
10.30-11.20pm BBC TWO

Adrian Chiles offers the last word on the weekend's Premier League action, with highlights of today's games and all the goals from yesterday's matches.

Liverpool hosted Tottenham at Anfield with unpleasant memories of the opening day of the season no doubt still fresh in their minds. Spurs beat the Reds 2-1 that day, setting the trend for what has been a disappointing campaign so far for Rafael Benitez's side.

The likes of Sir Trevor Brooking, Billy Bonds and Frank Lampard Sr were in the last West Ham side to host Wolves in a top-flight match at Upton Park. The Hammers played Wolves again today, having enjoyed a 2-0 win at Molineux back in August. It's been a tough season for both sides and the three points at stake could prove crucial come the end of the season.

There will also be a look at the lighter-hearted moments from the weekend's action in 2Good 2Bad.

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BBC ONE Monday 11 January 2010
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EastEnders

Monday 11 January
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Billy watches the tarpaulin covering the door to the Vic being taken down, in the first visit of the week to Albert Square. A small group of people gathers outside and Mo moans that the police aren't doing enough to catch Archie's killer.

Zainab, meanwhile, sees Tamwar playing a file on Peter's laptop and orders her son to play it to her. She is shocked at what she hears.

Billy is played by Perry Fenwick, Mo by Laila Morse, Zainab by Nina Wadia, Tamwar by Himesh Patel and Peter by Thomas Law.

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Hustle Ep 2/6

High Definition programme
Monday 11 January
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 11 December)
(L-R): Kelly Adams as Emma, Adrian Lester as Mickey, Robert Glenister as Ash Morgan, Matt Di Angelo as Sean and Robert Vaughn as Albert Stroller
The Hustle gang is back in business

Albert has decided it's time for a break so he's off to Sin City to try his luck at the casinos, leaving the crew to fend for themselves in his absence, as the drama about a team of con artists continues. At the airport, seeing Albert off, the team is greeted by a familiar face, "Liability" Finch, a bumbling, ex-grifter mate of Ash's from back in the day.

Finch seems to be in a spot of bother with a certain Head of Customs, Clifford Davis, who rightly believes that Finch is behind the theft of a valuable "Van Gogh". Unfortunately for Finch, when he stole it, things didn't quite go to plan and the painting is now stuck in a locker in a Brazilian airport. To make matters worse, the Russian art collector who paid Finch to steal the painting has threatened to break his legs if he doesn't deliver the Van Gogh in the next few days. Finch needs the team's help, but Mickey refuses. He's called "Liability" Finch for a reason – he may be a great friend, but he's a hapless thief.

Davis is soon on the crew's case and tells them how he plans to recover the stolen masterpiece and charge Finch in the process. He also demands that Mickey and his team help set up Finch or he'll take them down as well. Davis has Mickey backed into a corner, threatening the most vulnerable members of the team, Sean and Emma, but Mickey doesn't want to back down.

Mickey tells the team they need to lie low for a while and keep out of trouble, while it all blows over, but Sean ignores the boss and tries to help Finch – landing himself in hot water as well. Mickey is faced with a tough choice: help Davis take Finch down or let Sean go to jail. Will Mickey grass up a fellow grifter to save Sean's bacon?

Albert is played by Robert Vaughn, Finch by Mark Benton, Ash by Robert Glenister, Clifford Davies by Nick Sidi, Mickey by Adrian Lester, Sean Kennedy by Matt Di Angelo and Emma by Kelly Adams.

Hustle is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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BBC TWO Monday 11 January 2010
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Great British Railway Journeys Ep 6/20

Monday 11 January
6.30-7.00pm BBC TWO

In 1840, one man transformed travel in Britain. His name was George Bradshaw and his railway guides inspired Victorians to take to the tracks. Now, 170 years later, Michael Portillo continues on four epic journeys across the length and breadth of the country to see what remains of Bradshaw's Britain and how the railways changed the nation.

On the first leg of his second journey, Michael heads north from Preston in Lancashire to Kirkcaldy in Scotland. At his first stop, he meets Anne Hindley, a member of the Temperance Society, to hear how the hard-working, hard-boozing mill town of Preston gave birth to the Temperance Movement. Continuing north to Blackpool, Michael meets Norma and Norman Watkins on the "Passion Express" which, in the Fifties, was the train that carried youngsters to Blackpool to dance the night away and on which many a romance was started. Norma and Norman met on the train and have been together ever since.

Once in Blackpool, Michael heads for the Tower Ballroom, where town crier Barry McQueen, accompanied by the Tower organist, gives a special performance of a Victorian music-hall hit all about Bradshaw's Railway Guide. As Michael takes in the sights of Blackpool, he discovers that the town's birth as a resort was a direct result of the railways.

Michael spends the night in a familiar hotel, the Imperial, which, in its time, has hosted many party conferences and a few Prime Ministers. After a stroll along the pier with local comedian Joey Blower, Michael travels on to his final destination, Morecambe Bay, where he meets Cedric Robinson, the "Keeper of the Sands", an official guide appointed by the Government whose role is mentioned in Bradshaw's notes. Cedric protects walkers venturing out onto the shifting tidal reaches of Morecambe Bay.

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Delia Through The Decades Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 11 January
8.30-9.00pm BBC TWO (Schedule addition 18 December)

A taste of days gone by with Delia Smith
A taste of days gone by with Delia Smith

Delia Smith truly is a national treasure. In a career spanning five decades, she has ruled the roast as the queen of home cooking. This new series celebrates Delia's incredible career and the many ways in which she has shaped both what people eat and how they cook it. Each episode is packed with fantastic archive footage, as Delia revisits her favourite recipes from each decade and recreates some with a contemporary twist.

The opening programme goes back to the roots of Delia's mission to revive good old homely cooking. Her passion stemmed from watching her mother and grandmother concoct beautiful dishes from home-grown ingredients during the war.

Delia revisits the London restaurant – then called The Singing Chef – in which she worked as a waitress during the Swinging Sixties and whose wonderful chef was an early inspiration. She recreates roast duck in cherry sauce, a dish she cooked many times while working there.

Delia describes her epiphany as she researched 17th- and 18th-century recipe books in the reading rooms of the British Museum and recreates one of the first recipes she tried out from those old books, an 18th-century apple flan. This research inspired her belief that British cookery could be brought back to life if only someone would take up the challenge to popularise it. In homage to the Sixties and the trend for flambéing food, Delia also cooks up a soufflé omelette citron flambé.

During the Sixties, Delia worked as a food stylist in the advertising industry. She had her own slice of music history handed to her on a plate when, in 1969, she was asked to create a "gaudy cake" for the cover of The Rolling Stones album Let It Bleed. This led to a meeting with a literary agent who became a lifelong friend and has since played a huge part in her remarkable literary and television career.

Next week's episode heads back to the Seventies, when Delia first arrived on Britain's television screens.

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The British Family – Marriage Ep 1/4

New seriesHigh Definition programme
Monday 11 January
9.00-10.pm BBC TWO (Schedule addition 18 December)

Kirsty Young reveals all about family life in Britain
Kirsty Young reveals all about family life in Britain

Kirsty Young takes viewers on a thoughtful, amusing and emotional journey through British family life in this powerful new series. The story begins in the post-war era and concludes with the present day, exploring the dramatic changes that The British Family has witnessed along the way.

Each episode tackles a major theme during a different era, beginning with marriage in the Forties, Fifties and Sixties, moving on to sex through the Seventies and into the Eighties, exploring the impact of money during the Eighties and Nineties, and finishing with a look at children over the last dozen years.

In the first episode, which examines marriage during the period from the end of the Second World War to the end of the Sixties, Kirsty meets ordinary British families and discovers that marriage in the post-war era was in crisis. She explores how organisations such as the Marriage Guidance Council attempted to change marriage from an "institution" into a "relationship".

The programme also delves into the shadow of shame that hung over many British families, with illicit sex, illegitimate children and hasty marriages common throughout an era often thought of as a golden age for the family.

Kirsty charts the relentless rise of divorce in the period and explores how the emotional decisions of ordinary British families eventually led to changes in divorce laws that have had a profound effect on British family life.

The British Family – Marriage is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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American Football – Super Bowl Play-Offs

Monday 11 January
1.10-2.10am BBC TWO

Matt Roberts introduces highlights from the NFL Wild Card Weekend, as the route to Super Bowl XLIV begins to take shape. Now that the regular season is complete, the competition splits in two, with the top six finishers in both the AFC and NFC Conferences securing a play-off place.

The reward for the AFC and NFC's top two seeds is a week off, so all the attention and pressure is applied to the eight remaining teams. The Wild Card winners progress to the divisional play-offs next weekend, while the losers are eliminated, and their hopes of lifting the Vince Lombardi trophy over for another year.

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BBC ONE Tuesday 12 January 2010
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EastEnders

Tuesday 12 January
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

Jane tells Christian that Ian had a fling with Janine, in tonight's visit to Walford. Christian tells Jane that Ian was vulnerable when she left and that she should think before throwing away her relationship.

Peggy, meanwhile, announces to a packed restaurant that Glenda is a fraud, telling her what she saw in her suitcase.

Jane is played by Laurie Brett, Christian by Johnny Partridge, Ian by Adam Woodyatt, Peggy by Barbara Windsor and Glenda by Glynis Barber.

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Holby City

Tuesday 12 January
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

Lauren's mum, Sandra, arrives to see her after the accident, as the medical drama continues. Faye, however, is determined to stay detached but, in the relatives' room, Sandra recalls the whole story from Lauren's perspective. When Joseph starts to doubt her, Faye realises that she needs to let go of her anger and stop blaming Lauren.

Ric, meanwhile, wants an apology for his "suspension" and a meeting is called to investigate the handling of the Archie incident. Vanessa defends her actions but the board needs a scapegoat and it is decided that Judith's contract won't be renewed.

When Oliver learns that photos of his dalliance with Jac have been posted all over the hospital, he tries to hide them from a returning Daisha.

Lauren is played by Riann Steele, Faye by Patsy Kensit Healy, Joseph by Luke Roberts, Ric by Hugh Quarshie, Vanessa by Leslie Ash, Judith by Shelagh McLeod, Oliver by James Anderson, Jac by Rosie Marcel and Daisha by Rebecca Grant.

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Survivors Ep 1/6

New seriesHigh Definition programme
Tuesday 12 January
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 18 December)

Abby and her mismatched family of survivors are in disarray, as the series written by Adrian Hodges and starring Julie Graham, Paterson Joseph, Zoe Tapper, Max Beesley and Nikki Amuka-Bird returns.

The series picks up moments after the thrilling cliff-hanger to the first series and the survivors are now struggling not just with the difficulties of day-to-day life amidst the ruins of the post-virus apocalypse but also with the threat of other emerging communities and the machinations of the sinister Lab.

As the series begins, Abby is being held by Whittaker and Fiona at the Lab. There, she learns that the scientists have avoided infection and are looking desperately for a vaccine which they believe her unique immune system alone will generate.

Meanwhile, the family races to save Greg's life as he lies dying from a gunshot wound. Drawn into a burning hospital by their search for the necessary medical equipment, Al and Anya are caught in an avalanche of rubble as the building collapses around them. Tom is faced with the stark challenge of rescuing his friends from a seemingly insurmountable disaster, with only Sarah and Naj to help him.

Characters returning for this high-octane second series are Abby, a devoted mother with a missing son; Greg, a loner, hiding the pain of his past; Anya, a doctor who has seen too much; Al, a playboy who becomes a surrogate father to the young and headstrong Najid; Sarah, a hedonist used to getting her own way; Tom Price, handsome, dangerous and a high-security prisoner before the virus hit; and Samantha Willis, the last surviving member of the British Government.

Abby is played by Julie Graham, Greg by Paterson Joseph, Anya by Zoe Tapper, Al by Phillip Rhys, Najid by Chahak Patel, Sarah by Robyn Addison, Tom by Max Beesley and Samantha Willis by Nikki Amuka-Bird.

Lab scientist Whittaker is played by Nicholas Gleaves, with Geraldine Somerville as Fiona and Ronny Jhutti as Sami. Patrick Malahide features as Landrey, a mysterious figure linked to the Lab.

Survivors is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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BBC TWO Tuesday 12 January 2010
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Great British Railway Journeys Ep 7/20

Tuesday 12 January
6.30-7.00pm BBC TWO

Michael Portillo returns to the historic Settle to Carlisle line, a route he helped to save when he was Minister of State for Transport in the Eighties, in the second leg of his second journey from Preston to Kirkcaldy. In Settle, he meets Mark Rand and Peter Horton, who campaigned to keep the line open, to find out what has happened to it since.

From Settle, he travels north to a remarkable feat of Victorian engineering, the Ribblehead Viaduct, one of the largest in Britain. In the Eighties, engineer Tony Feschini was charged with repairing it when it was crumbling away. He tells Michael what life was like for the navvies who originally built the line and the viaduct by hand. Most of them lived in disease-ridden and overcrowded work camps through the harsh Yorkshire winters. In a nearby pub, Michael meets James Rixon, whose ancestors helped to build the viaduct. Before moving on, Michael visits the graveyard where many of the workers, their wives and their children ended up.

That night, Michael sleeps in the old snow huts at the highest railway station in England, Dent. These snow huts – now converted into holiday accommodation – were used by railwaymen sent up to Yorkshire during the winter to shovel snow off the line and keep the trains running. Before leaving Dent, Michael discovers how keeping the line open has stimulated tourism in the area and helped to build local businesses, like the blacksmiths.

In a grand finale, Michael catches one of the regular summer steam trains along the line across the restored Ribblehead viaduct.

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BBC THREE Tuesday 12 January 2010
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Coming Of Age Ep 1/8

New series
Tuesday 12 January
10.30-11.00pm BBC THREE

Matt, Chloe, DK, Jas and Olly are back in a brand-new series of the comedy that shows life from a teenage perspective. Episode one sees Chloe finally losing her virginity to Matt, who spreads the good news ... via Facebook, Myspace, Bebo and the school newsletter. Though he may have earned the admiration of the guys on campus, Chloe is horrified and demands that her virginity be restored, causing Matt to come up with some creative solutions.

Meanwhile, DK, as ever, is rapping, this time with the help of Dinky DK – a pint-sized ventriloquist's doll he has made which behaves even worse than him, causing the principal to quell a revolution amongst her college staff.

Jas struggles to help Ollie overcome his fear of needles after an unfortunate accident and, as usual, havoc reigns across the lives of the five pupils of Wooton College.

Matt is played by Tony Bignell, Chloe by Anabel Barnston, DK by Joe Tracini, Jas by Hannah Job and Olly by Ceri Phillips.

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BBC FOUR Tuesday 12 January 2010
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We Need Answers Ep 7/13

Tuesday 12 January
10.00-10.30pm BBC FOUR
Alex Horne, Mark Watson and Tim Key hope to find more answers
Alex Horne, Mark Watson and Tim Key hope to find more answers

Ex-Strictly Come Dancing champion Camilla Dallerup competes with presenter and broadcaster Terry Christian, as the anarchic comedy show continues.

The cunning physical challenge faced by the contestants features Terry and Camilla competing to see who can nod the most in a minute.

Mark Watson hosts, Tim Key is in the question master's chair and Alex Horne provides expert analysis.

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Network TV BBC Week 2: Wednesday 13 January 2010

BBC TWO Wednesday 13 January 2010
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Great British Railway Journeys Ep 8/20

Wednesday 13 January
6.30-7.00pm BBC TWO

Michael Portillo continues his rail journey through Britain
Michael Portillo continues his rail journey through Britain

Michael Portillo embarks on a two-day tour of the Lake District, as the third leg of his journey from Preston to Kirkcaldy continues, in the series that sets out to discover what remains of George Bradshaw's – the man who transformed travel in the UK – Britain.

Following Bradshaw's guide, Michael starts in Windermere, where steamboat enthusiast Roger Mallinson takes him out on his boat to the north end of the lake. There, they take tea and enjoy the views just as the Victorians did.

Michael then stops off at Claife viewing station, a popular lakeside attraction in Bradshaw's day, before heading to the south end of the lake to meet environmentalist John Pinder. John explains how increasing levels of tourism have resulted in high levels of pollution in the water, and he and his colleagues sail out onto the water with Michael to show him how they're monitoring pollution levels in the lake, and how they're reducing them.

Back on dry land, Michael spends the night in Grasmere at the Swan Inn. Recommended by Bradshaw, it was also one of Wordsworth's favourite places for breakfast. The next day he travels on to Kendal where, after a brief stop in the market to buy some Kendal mint cake, he meets local farmer Peter Gott. Peter's family have been in the area for hundreds of years and he talks to Michael about the impact the railways had on farming practices. Peter also takes Michael up onto the fells to see his herd of local Herdwick sheep, and teaches him how to make sausages in his farm shop.

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EastEnders

Thursday 14 January
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

A troubled Janine stares at herself in the mirror while putting her make-up on, as the drama in Albert Square continues. Looking down at her bare ring finger, she begins to cry.

Elsewhere, Bianca shows Ricky some wedding invitations that she loves but that they can't afford and then suggests they will have to make their own.

Janine is played by Charlie Brooks, Bianca by Patsy Palmer and Ricky by Sid Owen.

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Material Girl Ep 1/6

New seriesHigh Definition programme
Thursday 14 January
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 18 December)

A hectic Paris Fashion Week kicks off in this new romantic comedy about young fashion designer Ali. Backstage, at the Davina Bailey show, the stress levels peak. A creative flare-up between Ali and Davina prompts Ali to make the rash decision of walking out, leaving a furious Davina in her wake.

As the weight of her actions sink in, Ali is thrown a life-line by revered fashion critic Mitchell Crompton. He promises her a fantastic job in return for a new level of intimacy. Shocked, Ali rebuffs Mitchell, making herself another powerful enemy.

Back in the UK, Ali searches for a new job. Entrepreneur Marco offers her the opportunity to design her own label. However, aware of his unscrupulous nature and warned off him by friends Alex, Mimi and Lydia, Ali is cautious. It's not long before Ali and Marco clash over which celebrity to dress at the upcoming BAFTA awards ceremony. But Ali finds that Marco comes through and she relaxes into her business relationship.

Meanwhile, Ali meets gorgeous Chris. Keen to pursue a relationship with Ali, Chris is disappointed when he's given the brush off. However, when Ali has her first taste of business success, she feels ready to take a chance with Chris.

Ali Redcliffe is played by Lenora Crichlow; Davina Bailey by Dervla Kirwan; Mitchell Crompton by Malcolm Sinclair; Marco by Michael Landes; Alex by Nick Blood; Mimi by Ingrid Oliver; Lydia by Anna Brewster; and Chris by OT Fagbenle.

Material Girl is also being simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's high-definition channel available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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Silent Witness – Voids: Part 1 Ep 3/10

High Definition programme
Thursday 14 January
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 11 December)

Harry and Nikki find themselves on opposite sides of a high-profile case involving the suspicious death of wealthy banker Bridget Flannery, in the second two-part episode of the forensic science drama. Suspicion quickly falls on the victim's husband, media personality Tom Flannery, who says she fell down the stairs.

Harry conducts the official post-mortem for the police investigation while Nikki is hired to do a second one by Flannery's solicitor. The results are very different, with Harry's report concluding the deceased was struck repeatedly on the head with a sharp object.

The police have not been able to find a murder weapon or a clear motive for Flannery. Despite this, Detective Superintendent Jenkins wants to pin the murder on him, using evidence of a botched attempt to clean up the blood.

Nikki's belief in Flannery is immediately challenged when she learns that his first wife, Olga, was also found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Prague home, 20 years ago.

Tom Ward plays Dr Harry Cunningham, Emilia Fox plays Dr Nikki Alexander, Josephine Butler plays Bridget Flannery and John Lynch plays Tom Flannery.

The concluding part of this episode of Silent Witness can be seen tomorrow.

Silent Witness is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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Great British Railway Journeys Ep 9/20

Thursday 14 January
6.30-7.00pm BBC TWO

Michael Portillo reaches the wild border country in today's leg of his journey from Preston to Kirkcaldy.

His first stop is Carlisle, where he meets artist Gordon Young, a descendant of the Border Reivers, a bunch of ancient lawless clansmen from the area who are mentioned in Bradshaw's guide. Michael then visits a pub where a local band plays the ballads of the Reivers, as collected by Sir Walter Scott.

Michael's next stop is Gretna Green, where blacksmith Alistaire Houston tells Michael about the town's famous marriage business. Bradshaw predicted the end of Gretna's marriage trade, but it is still going strong today. Michael congratulates a newlywed couple who, true to form, eloped over the border.

Just outside Gretna, Michael heads to an old Ministry of Defence munitions site to meet manager David Watt. David shows Michael around the site on its internal railway system and explains how, in the First World War, thousands of women made a lethal explosive concoction called Devil's Porridge.

Michael's last stop in this programme is the great Scottish city of Glasgow. In a Victorian version of poverty tourism, Bradshaw guides Michael to Calton, an area of great social deprivation in Victorian times. Today, Michael meets writer and resident Janey Godley who tells him the area isn't that different now – residents of Calton have one of the lowest life expectancies in the country. He also visits the centre of Glasgow, which is enjoying a renaissance in popularity.

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Storyville – Cage Fighting Women

Thursday 14 January
10.00-11.00pm BBC FOUR (Schedule addition 18 December)

Cage Fighting, or Mixed Martial Arts as it's also known, is one of the world's fastest-growing sports. It is brutal, violent, shocking and some say barbaric, but it is ultimately hugely popular. Inside the cage, punching, kneeing, kicking, elbowing and choking are all allowed – in fact, very little isn't.

While men dominate the sport, female fights are now becoming an increasing attraction.

Women Cage Fighters follows the fortunes of two British female fighters as they travel to America for the biggest bouts of their lives. Lisa Higo is a mother of two from Leeds and Rosi Sexton has a degree in maths from Cambridge and a PhD from Manchester. Both women have their own reasons for stepping into the cage, but both are prepared to lay their safety on the line in search of glory.

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EastEnders

Friday 15 January
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

The atmosphere is tense in the Beale house, in tonight's final visit of the week to Walford, and Jane tells Ian she can't forget what happened.

Bradley, meanwhile, offers his dad some money he has saved as an investment and suggests they go into business together.

Jane is played by Laurie Brett, Ian by Adam Woodyatt and Bradley by Charlie Clements.

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Silent Witness – Voids: Part 2 Ep 4/10

Friday 15 January
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 11 December)

At the Coroner's inquest, Harry and Nikki present their conflicting post-mortem reports, as the forensic drama continues. The two colleagues try to remain professional despite their difference of opinion, but a row ensues and they fall out over the case.

Photos of the suspect's first wife, Olga, lying in a pool of blood at the bottom of a flight of stairs, are leaked to the press and Flannery is arrested.

Harry wants to look into details of Olga's death and asks Leo, who has been on leave, recovering from a severe head trauma, to put him in touch with his former Czech professor.

Nikki is determined to look beyond the police's blinkered investigation to find answers to what really happened on the night Bridget died. Their discoveries unleash long-hidden memories, which lead to further personal tragedy for the Flannery family.

Tom Ward plays Dr Harry Cunningham, Emilia Fox plays Dr Nikki Alexander, John Lynch plays Tom Flannery, William Gaminara plays Professor Leo Dalton and Josephine Butler plays Bridget Flannery.

Silent Witness is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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BBC TWO Friday 15 January 2010
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Great British Railway Journeys Ep 10/20

Friday 15 January
6.30-7.00pm BBC TWO

On the last leg of his journey from Preston to Kirkcaldy, Michael Portillo leaves Glasgow and heads for Carluke in the Clyde Valley. In George Bradshaw's day – the man who transformed travel in Britain – the area was famous for its orchards and, although most are long gone, Michael meets grower Tom Clelland, who is trying to revive his family's fruit-growing business.

Heading on to the capital city of Edinburgh, Michael stops in at the station's lost-property office to find out about the weird and wonderful things left on trains. He then heads towards the centre of town, where Bradshaw leads him to a very famous cellar, rumoured to be the place where the Treaty of Union was signed. Michael finds out from historian Dr John Young what happened when the treaty was signed.

After spending the night in Edinburgh's famous railway hotel, The Balmoral, Michael heads to the Forth Rail Bridge to fulfil a childhood dream. Having passed over the bridge many times on the way to his grandparents' house in Kirkcaldy, he gets the chance to climb up it and enjoy the view from the top. He meets project manager Ian Heigh, who explains that the seemingly unending task of painting the Forth Rail Bridge is, in fact, about to stop. The bridge is being repainted with new, long-life paint so that it won't need as much maintenance in the future.

Michael's journey ends at his mother's home town of Kirkcaldy. His grandfather made his wealth here, through the linen business, and bought a large house next to the railway line. Many years spent watching the steam trains with his brothers at the bottom of the road inspired Michael's lifelong love of trains. He returns to the art gallery in Kirkcaldy, to see the collection of paintings donated to the city by his grandfather, John Blyth.

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Empire Of The Seas – Heart Of Oak Ep 1/4

New series
Friday 15 January
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO (Schedule addition 18 December)

For centuries, the Royal Navy has strived to help make Britain one of the world's great maritime superpowers. In Empire Of The Seas, historian and avid sailor Dan Snow goes beyond battle tactics to reveal a surprising naval history. The series reveals an indelible bond between seafarers and the people of Britain and charts how the Navy shaped modern Britain.

In the first part of this landmark series, Dan uncovers the defining role the nascent Navy played in Britain's emergence onto the world stage. He explores the Navy's metamorphosis, from a rabble of Tudor West Country freebooters and a few Royal ships, to a recognisably modern institution.

Beginning with a dramatic re-telling of 16th and 17th-century history, Dan looks at how victory over the Armada proved a turning point in Britain's national story. England was transformed into a seafaring nation whose source of future wealth and power lay on the oceans.

Ships poured out of England. They founded the Colonies and the beginnings of what would become Britain's future Empire. In 1652, General at Sea Robert Blake produced the Navy's first ever set of regulations, which offered a blue print for structure and discipline at sea that would later be applied through all areas of government.

By the time of the Restoration, the Navy took up 25 per cent of the national budget and was the country's largest industrial enterprise – but it was also a chaotic mess. Dan reveals the man who turned it around, Samuel Pepys. His vivid diary reveals a man who was a genius organiser. He overhauled the Restoration Navy, introduced exams, stamped out corruption and ultimately laid the foundations for Britain's modern civil service.

Despite Pepys's innovations, the question of how the Navy was funded and controlled continued to create ongoing divisions between the King and Parliament. As trouble loomed on the political front, the Navy's key role in the Glorious Revolution cemented its place as a central pillar of state.

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Tracy Beaker Returns Ep 3/13

High Definition programme
Friday 15 January
5.30-6.00pm CBBC
Tracy (Dani Harmer) tries to make amends with Toby
Tracy (Dani Harmer) tries to make amends with Toby

Tracy Beaker Returns continues to catch up with the eponymous heroine, now a young adult, living with her adoptive mother, Cam, and working at the Dumping Ground.

Toby is convinced that his life is jinxed and is inspired by Tracy to write a funny column called Bad Luck Boy, but he soon becomes the butt of everyone's jokes and Tracy sets about making amends before he meets some prospective foster parents.

Meanwhile, she clashes with Sapphire about tickets that her father has sent her for a concert. Mike and Gina won't let Sapphire go and, during an argument with Tracy, Sapphire rips up the tickets.

Toby gets Sapphire to draw a tarot card to see what his future will be. She draws the death card and Toby freaks out. Tracy and Sapphire persuade him that the card symbolises a new beginning, and Toby tells the foster parents he wants to stay at the Dumping Ground.

Tracy is played by Dani Harmer, Toby by John Bell, Sapphire by Saffron Coomber, Mike by Connor Byrne and Gina by Kay Purcell.

Tracy Beaker Returns is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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