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Network TV BBC Week 22: 29 May-4 June

BBC ONE Saturday 29 May 2010
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Formula 1 – Turkish Grand Prix Qualifying

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 29 May
11.00am-1.25pm BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey hosts live coverage of qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix.

A relatively new addition to the Formula 1 calendar, the Istanbul Park circuit saw its inaugural Grand Prix in 2005, with Kimi Raikkonen crossing the finishing line first. Felipe Massa won the next three races, but last year saw Jenson Button collect maximum points after qualifying on the front row. Another win would be a huge boost to the Briton's chances of retaining his world title.

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Doctor Who – Cold Blood Ep 9/13

High Definition programme
Saturday 29 May
7.00-7.50pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

It is the most important day in the history of Earth: the dawn of a new age of harmony or the start of its final war.

In the latest episode of the time-travelling drama, written by Chris Chibnall, The Doctor must face his most difficult challenge yet. It is a battle in which he cannot take sides and a day when nobody must die...

The Doctor is played by Matt Smith and Amy Pond is played by Karen Gillan.

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

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Eurovision Song Contest 2010

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Saturday 29 May
8.00-11.15pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
Josh Dubovie to win for the UK? That Sounds Good To Me!
Josh Dubovie to win for the UK? That Sounds Good To Me!

It's that time of year again as the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 comes live from Oslo in Norway and music's biggest annual extravaganza kicks off. Host Graham Norton is on hand to guide viewers through the glitter, the glamour and the outfits, as 25 countries compete for this year's title.

France, Germany, Spain, Norway and the United Kingdom are all through to what promises to be an exhilarating final. The UK's hopes are with 19-year-old Josh Dubovie, singing hit master Pete Waterman's song, That Sounds Good To Me.

Eurovision is now in its 55th year and, for the first time in the competition's history, phone lines will be open from the start of the first song and close 15 minutes after the last performance. Viewers cannot vote for their own country. All contestants will then nervously wait for the televoting and jury results to reveal the country that has garnered the highest number of points and the coveted title of Eurovision Song Contest winner 2010. Josh was chosen by the public and is passionate about flying the flag for the UK this year. BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills is the UK's voting spokesperson on the night.

By pressing the Red button during the show, viewers can enjoy a sing-along, find out some quirky country facts and get the chance to get their Eurovision party messages and photos on the screen.

This year, the Eurovision sing-along also features on a number of Big Screens across the country.

All of the latest news, gossip and videos are available on the BBC's Eurovision website.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2010 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 Saturday 29 May 2010
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I'm In A Rock 'n' Roll Band! – The Band Ep 5/6

Saturday 29 May
10.10-11.10pm BBC TWO

A great band is so much more than the sum of its parts and, in the latest programme in the series that has examined the anatomy of the best rock 'n' roll bands, the spotlight is turned on the story of what happens to the band from humble beginnings to success and beyond.

A great band can be thought of as a narrative and this programme looks at the journey of the rock 'n' roll band in terms of a 12-step programme, from the lowly start, through success, break-up and, of course, the comeback.

It is a cross-generational tale of the common trajectory that the band takes from scratchy beginnings in the garage, to the big league and beyond. It moves from the band members' reasons for joining, through achieving the perfect line-up, to finally nailing that hit and making the big time. They blow the first flurry of cash. They struggle to keep up momentum. The magnifying glass of life on the road turns seemingly innocuous personal habits into major irritants. They go a little mad.

The programme also delves into real life as it explores how the band deals with the bad times – whether it crumbles or bounces back stronger. Cracks start to appear in the most unshakeable alliances. Wives and girlfriends complicate the dynamic. What had started as a noble mission is sidetracked by a lethal cocktail of jealousy, drug-fuelled irrationality and gripes over annoying sniffs. Finally, to the consternation of the faithful who have been with them since their days on the toilet circuit, the band calls it a day. However, when a band breaks up nowadays, that needn't be the end of the story...

There are very few bands who can sustain both the creative curiosity and the personal aspects of living together as adults for a lifetime. This programme is a tribute to those who have succeeded – and those who have tried and failed.

Narrated by Mark Radcliffe and directed by Ben Whalley, the documentary features contributions from The Police, Muse, Status Quo, Simple Minds, Slade, Joy Division and many more.

I'm In A Rock 'n' Roll Band! is a multi-platform project on BBC Two, BBC Radio 2 and bbc.co.uk, which dissects the traditional band, looking at what makes each of the individual members tick. The series culminates in a live studio show on Saturday 5 June, in which industry experts discuss their favourite rock 'n' roll musicians and create the ultimate fantasy band.

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Network TV BBC Week 22: Sunday 30 May 2010

BBC ONE Sunday 30 May 2010
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Formula 1 – Turkish Grand Prix

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 30 May
12.10-3.20pm BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey presents live coverage of the Turkish Grand Prix.

Felipe Massa has won three of the five races held at the Istanbul Park circuit but he has struggled to find his best form since returning from a head injury. A fourth win would certainly ease the pressure on the Brazilian, whose place at Ferrari could be under threat.

Jenson Button won last year's race after an early error from pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel, and the world champion could again be the man to beat. However, fellow Briton Lewis Hamilton, who has yet to win in Turkey, will not want to be left in the shade by his McLaren team-mate.

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BBC THREE Sunday 30 May 2010
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WAGs, Kids And World Cup Dreams Ep 3/5

Sunday 30 May
9.00-10.00pm BBC THREE

Imogen Thomas with some of the street boys from Hillbrow, Johannesburg, that she is trying to help
Imogen Thomas with some of the street boys from Hillbrow, Johannesburg, that she is trying to help

The desperate situation of South Africa's street kids is brought home to the team of WAGs – five footballers' wives and girlfriends – who have left their pampered lives behind to look beyond the gloss of the World Cup by working in some of the host nation's most deprived neighbourhoods.

The five stay in Johannesburg to volunteer as outreach workers for two charities – Twilight and JKK – which aim to rescue street kids and take them to the safety of their shelters.

Imogen Thomas's initial fears for her own safety in the dangerous suburb of Hillbrow are soon put to one side when she sees for herself how desperate life is for its street kids. Over the few days that she is there, she encounters many inspirational boys and eventually persuades 10 of them to leave the streets and stay at Twilight.

"The best moment for me was rescuing those boys. Now they have a new life here and they are going to start school soon. They are only 12 years old. That, for me, was a really proud moment – the best so far," she says. The experience also helps her to get over her break-up with footballer Jermaine Defoe.

Elen Rivas is doing outreach work with the charismatic Heloise from JKK. Every day, she feeds the homeless with food donated by the community. After a bad start, when a street kid pries into her recent split from Frank Lampard, Elen begins to enjoy her work. With the guidance and encouragement of Heloise, she starts to see it as an opportunity to do something for herself – something completely removed from her former WAG status.

Meanwhile, Chantelle Tagoe experiences life as a "house mother" to 65 kids at Twilight. It's her job to get them ready for school and iron all their uniforms. She also joins the social workers who try to rebuild the children's relationships with the families that abandoned them.

Finally, Ellie Darby works tirelessly with Twilight's head chef, Pastor, helping to feed the boys who stay. She is soon inspired by the resilience and determination of those who have quit the streets and turned their lives around.

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BBC ONE Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2010
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EastEnders

Bank Holiday Monday 31 May
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule updated 20 May)

Peggy returns to find Ben living with Ian, in an hour-long episode of the East End drama for the Bank Holiday.

Lucy first fakes a note to help Peter, and later devises a plan to scare Leon. Zsa Zsa and Whitney agree to help her but Lucy's scheming gets out of hand, leaving Leon in danger.

Meanwhile, Harvey continues to woo both Peggy and Pat. Then, after a scare, Peggy is given some good news.

Peggy is played by Barbara Windsor, Ben by Charlie Jones, Ian by Adam Woodyatt, Lucy by Melissa Suffield, Peter by Thomas Law, Leon by Sam Attwater, Zsa Zsa by Emer Kenny, Whitney by Shona McGarty, Harvey by Martin Jarvis and Pat by Pam St Clement.

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BBC TWO Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2010
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Rowing World Cup Highlights

Bank Holiday Monday 31 May
1.00-2.00pm BBC TWO

BBC Two brings all the action from Slovenia's beautiful Lake Bled with highlights from the World Cup, the first of three regattas held this summer that bring together the world's best rowers.

With the 2012 Olympics now only two years away, the World Cup is a key barometer ahead of the London Games. Great Britain won their third successive series last season but they will face a real challenge from Germany, who topped the medal table at the 2009 World Championships. Commentary comes from Garry Herbert and Dan Topolski.

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Paralympic World Cup 2010

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 31 May
2.00-4.00pm BBC TWO

BBC Two brings viewers live action from the Paralympic World Cup at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.

The Great Britain team boasts plenty of world-class athletes, including double Paralympic gold medallist Eleanor Simmonds, plus fellow Beijing success stories Matthew Walker, Liz Johnson and David Roberts. They will be looking to lay down a marker to their rivals ahead of this summer's World Championships.

In addition to the swimming, the programme also features highlights of the wheelchair basketball, seven-a-side football and athletics competitions.

South African star Oscar Pistorius is the man to beat in the sprints, while the middle-distance events could see a fascinating duel between Josh Cassidy and Great Britain's Dave Weir. The Canadian claimed a surprise win at this year's London Marathon after Weir suffered two flat tyres in the closing stages. Weir will be determined to exact revenge in Manchester.

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Great British Menu – Finals And Banquet Eps 41-45/45

Bank Holiday Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June
6.30-7.00pm BBC TWO

Following eight weeks of fierce competition in the regional heats, the remaining chefs compete for the chance to prepare their dishes at a special banquet hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, in the finals of Great British Menu 2010.

Twenty-four chefs have now been reduced to eight, who this week cook their menus again, preparing one course per day (starter on Monday, fish course on Tuesday, main on Wednesday and dessert on Thursday). Tasting and marking are judges Prue Leith, Oliver Peyton and Matthew Fort. The chefs are allowed to make minor alterations to each of their dishes and to change one of them entirely, giving them the best possible chance to get a dish on the final banquet menu.

The challenge for the chefs this year was to find new suppliers and source as many ingredients as possible from in and around historic National Trust properties in their region. How well the chefs have stuck to the brief will be key and, in a special twist, there is also a surprise addition to the panel.

The week concludes with a documentary on Friday covering the final banquet and charting the stories of the successful chefs. Their guests are local food champions – the producers, farmers and fishermen who work tirelessly to put British produce on the map. These are the people to whom viewers have been introduced throughout the series and who have been instrumental in providing the ingredients for many of the chefs taking part in the competition.

The first half of the final programme follows the chefs in the week leading up to the banquet, as they make the painstaking preparations for what is arguably one of the most important meals they will ever cook. The chefs also revisit their producers and farmers to ensure that everything is going to plan with the all-important ingredients. The second half focuses on the day of the banquet, from the early-morning food deliveries at the venue to the arrival of the guests and The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

The banquet is the ultimate celebration of the very best local produce the nation has to offer and the ultimate challenge for the winning Great British Menu chefs.

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The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister

Bank Holiday Monday 31 May
9.00-10.30pm BBC TWO (Schedule addition 19 May)
Maxine Peake stars as pioneering lesbian Anne Lister
Maxine Peake stars as pioneering lesbian Anne Lister

Maxine Peake (Criminal Justice) stars in this bold and passionate new drama for BBC Two, based on the extraordinary life of a pioneering woman.

Anne Lister (1791-1840) was a Yorkshire landowner, industrialist, traveller and diarist. She was a lesbian who, despite needing to keep her orientation secret from society at large, in private defied the conventions of her times by living with her female lover.

Lister kept a detailed account of her life, her loves and her emotions in a fascinating and painfully honest four million word journal. A sizeable portion was written in code and the recent deciphering of these diaries provides an astonishing insight into the life of the woman who has been called Britain's first modern lesbian.

Anne Lister's remarkable diary and her truly extraordinary life form the basis of this drama, written by Jane English (Street Dance 3D, Sugar Rush), directed by James Kent (Elizabeth David – A Life In Recipes, Margaret) and featuring a stellar cast: Anna Madeley (Crooked House, Sense And Sensibility), Susan Lynch (Elizabeth – The Golden Age, The Scouting Book For Boys), Christine Bottomley (Land Girls, Hope Springs), Gemma Jones (Spooks, Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince), Dean Lennox Kelly (Shameless, Robin Hood) and Tina O'Brien (Coronation Street).

Starring as Lister, Maxine Peake says: "Anne Lister was an extraordinary woman who up to recently has only really been documented in lesbian history. Hopefully with this film and documentary she will reach a wider audience, exposing them to this inspirational and formidable woman."

An accompanying one-hour documentary, presented by Sue Perkins, tells the story of Lister and the decoding of her diaries.

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BBC FOUR Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2010
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OPERA ON THE BBC
Opera Italia – Viva Verdi Ep 2/3

Bank Holiday Monday 31 May
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR
Renée Fleming as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata
Renée Fleming as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata

Antonio Pappano begins his second journey into the world of Italian opera at London's Royal Opera House, where he is music director, during rehearsals for Verdi's great masterpiece, La Traviata, with Renée Fleming.

As he traces the composer's role in Italian history and culture, he heads to Le Roncole and Busseto in Northern Italy, where Verdi grew up amid political turmoil. Politics were a major influence on his operas and Pappano next visits Naples to conduct a performance of Va' Pensiero from Nabucco, which became a powerful symbol of political unity for the Italian people.

Verdi chose controversial subjects for his operas, with Rigoletto focusing on depravity at court, La Traviata about a kept woman and Don Carlo critical of the Catholic Church. Pappano unpicks these and other innovative operas, in rehearsal and performance with some of today's greatest Verdi singers.

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CBBC Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2010
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Horrible Histories Eps 1-5/13

New seriesHigh Definition programme
Bank Holiday Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June
4.35-5.00pm CBBC and BBC HD

Martha Howe-Douglas as a Gorgeous Georgian, Ben Willbond as a Vociferous Viking and Mathew Baynton as an Awful Egyptian help to recount some Horrible Histories
Martha Howe-Douglas as a Gorgeous Georgian, Ben Willbond as a Vociferous Viking and Mathew Baynton as an Awful Egyptian help to recount some Horrible Histories

Following its horribly successful debut last year, the historical comedy sketch show returns to delight viewers with more gruesome events and ghastly characters from British and world history. To celebrate the start of a new series of Horrible Histories this half-term, CBBC features episodes every day in a special themed week, packed full of fun.

The series features performances from some of the UK's finest comedy talent, including David Baddiel (Baddiel And Skinner Unplanned, Newman And Baddiel), Alexei Sayle (The Young Ones, Comic Strip Presents), Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers, The Impressions Show With Culshaw And Stephenson) and David Lamb (Come Dine With Me).

From Slimy Stuarts to Groovy Greeks and Awful Egyptians to Gorgeous Georgians, each episode features a mixture of sketches from different ages, plus commentary courtesy of the show's talented host: a talking rat.

The comedy songs are back by popular demand and include the toe-tapping number Spartan School Musical and a Charles II song (with a nod to Eminem). A plethora of pastiches pay homage to familiar television formats, including Victorian Dragon's Den, Historical Wife Swap and Ready Steady Feast.

Shakespeare shows off the words he created in Historical Mastermind on Monday and some guests have trouble digesting their gargantuan 40-course meal in Roman Come Dine With Me, narrated by Dave Lamb.

Heraclitus tells the Grim Reaper of his untimely end in Stupid Deaths on Tuesday's show and Historical Hospital raises the Jolly Roger with a pirate theme.

Vincenzo Larfoff (David Baddiel) recounts a spine-tingling Scary Story which turns out to have a rather mundane ending on Wednesday and historical PR spin doctor Cliff Whiteley advises clients Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid.

Thursday features a guest appearance by Alexei Sayle as a healer in a Historical Hospital sketch on the Crusades, while a Second World War girl band sing about girl power in the Forties.

The week rounds off with the Bob Report, condensing the history of the Crusades into 90 seconds, while George IV sings about his role as Prince Regent and there is a lesson in Roman table manners.

Horrible Histories is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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BBC ONE Tuesday 1 June 2010
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Blue Peter

Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 June
4.35-5.00pm BBC ONE

Joel Defries (left), Helen Skelton and Andy Akinwolere take on a variety of historical challenges as Blue Peter uncovers Britain's gruesome past
Joel Defries (left), Helen Skelton and Andy Akinwolere take on a variety of historical challenges as Blue Peter uncovers Britain's gruesome past

The current series of Blue Peter is ending on a high note as the popular factual magazine show doubles its airtime during the final fortnight with two specially themed weeks of programming.

The first week has a historical theme, as the Blue Peter team travel the country to uncover the real stories behind Britain's gruesome past. Each of the four programmes focuses on a different period in history, starting off with the Vikings and followed by the Medieval, Tudor and Victorian eras.

Presenters Andy Akinwolere, Helen Skelton and Joel Defries take on a variety of historical challenges, including learning how to fight like a Viking to discover why they were such an effective invasion force; exploring a Victorian maggot factory; and surviving a Tudor torture dungeon. Modern British children get a taste of how tough life used to be for their historical counterparts when they try out and rate a series of gross kids' jobs, ranging from a medieval surgeon's apprentice (complete with pus-squeezing duties) to a Victorian cotton mill worker. Viewers will also have a chance to bring history to life at home with a series of gruesome historical makes and bakes, from Viking armour to brain jelly to fruit-and-nut intestines.

The programme visits locations around Britain, including Caerphilly Castle, the Black Country Museum and Danelaw Village in York.

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EastEnders

Tuesday 1 June
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule updated 20 May)

Zsa Zsa, Peter, Lucy, Whitney, Billie, Mercy and Fat Boy are worried by Leon's disappearance, in the latest drama from Albert Square.

Meanwhile, Peggy and Pat realise they have been seeing the same man.

Back in the square, Bianca and Ricky decide to do things by the book – but Carol has other ideas.

Zsa Zsa is played by Emer Kenny, Peter by Thomas Law, Lucy by Melissa Suffield, Whitney by Shona McGarty, Billie by Devon Anderson, Mercy by Bunmi Mojekwu, Fat Boy by Ricky Norwood, Leon by Sam Attwater, Peggy by Barbara Windsor, Pat by Pam St Clement, Bianca by Patsy Palmer, Ricky by Sid Owen and Carol by Lindsey Coulson.

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Holby City

Tuesday 1 June
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

New registrar Greg Douglas arrives on Darwin Ward – to Elliot's surprise – as the medical drama continues. Greg's idea that paediatrics patient Ben could have his life-saving operation straight away in America makes Elliot question his chosen course.

Jac is determined to crack a complicated medical case and show that she's a lone operator, so she's frustrated when she realises that she and Sacha make a good, if unlikely, team.

Linden discovers Faye is pregnant. Faye explains to him that she is unsure who the father is. Although disappointed, Linden sticks by her – but she needs to tell Joseph.

Greg Douglas is played by Edward Macliam, Elliot Hope by Paul Bradley, Ben Eddon by Thomas Milner, Jac Naylor by Rosie Marcel, Sacha Levy by Bob Barrett, Linden Cullen by Duncan Pow and Faye Byrne by Patsy Kensit.

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Luther Ep 5/6

High Definition programme
Tuesday 1 June
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

When an art dealer's wife is taken hostage at gunpoint, Luther leads a tense investigation, as the dark psychological thriller continues.

The hostage takers want payment in diamonds so, stalling for time, Luther substitutes a bag of replacement diamonds from the Serious Crime Unit's evidence safe. Luther and DCI Reed are on hand to arrest the gang members picking up the gems, but when everything starts to unravel Luther begins to suspect that even Reed has double-crossed him.

Luther tries to persuade Reed that between them they can make it work, but Reed knows it is only a matter of time before Luther has to give him up. Terrified and distraught, Reed goes to the only person he knows Luther will listen to – Zoe.

DCI John Luther is played by Idris Elba, DCI Ian Reed by Steven Mackintosh and Zoe Luther by Indira Varma. This episode also features Thomas Lockyer as art dealer James Carrodus; Donatienne Dupont as his wife, Jessica; Ross McCall as hostage taker Daniel Sugarman; Danny Lee Wynter as Tom Meyer; and Alexander Morton as Bill Winingham.

Luther 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 FOUR Tuesday 1 June 2010
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OPERA ON THE BBC
Rick Stein's Taste Of The Italian Opera

Tuesday 1 June
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR
Rick Stein enjoys the Verdi Festival in Parma, Italy
Rick Stein enjoys the Verdi Festival in Parma, Italy

Chef Rick Stein takes a light-hearted look at the role that food played in the creation of Italian opera and how music and food are intrinsically linked in Italy.

He draws parallels between cooking and composing, noting how both involve the skilful combination of ingredients and how they share the common purpose of bringing pleasure to many.

He also explains why he thinks the music of Verdi, Rossini and Puccini are linked to the food of the regions where they lived and worked.

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Network TV BBC Week 22: Wednesday 2 June 2010

BBC ONE Wednesday 2 June 2010
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Waterloo Road Ep 17/20

High Definition programme
Wednesday 2 June
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD (Schedule updated 17 May)

Jo Lipsett (Sarah Jane Potts) is forced to question her future at the school
Jo Lipsett (Sarah Jane Potts) is forced to question her future at the school

Head of French Jo Lipsett is full of encouragement for her brightest pupil, Ros, unaware that the girl has developed a serious crush on her, as the drama set in a Rochdale comprehensive school continues.

Buoyed by the success of her first exam, Ros kisses a shocked Jo, believing that she feels the same way – but Jo quickly goes to tell Rachel.

When Rachel reveals that she knows about the kiss, a humiliated Ros confronts Jo – publicly declaring her love in the process. Jo angrily denies any feelings and in retaliation Ros formally accuses Jo of acting inappropriately. Rachel has no choice but to suspend Jo, leaving her questioning her future at Waterloo Road.

Rachel agrees to let Adam set up a new school takeaway scheme to encourage the kids to eat healthily at home. Meanwhile there are tensions between Ruby and Steph over their living arrangements. Steph asks Ruby to move out.

The news hits Ruby hard and Adam finds her wallowing in self-pity. Recognising her growing dependency on pills, Adam forces Ruby to come off them for a day and help him run the takeaway scheme. Ruby secures countless orders for takeaways but under pressure she accidentally sets off the fire alarm. Adam is furious but covers for her with Rachel. A grateful Ruby agrees to come off the pills, for good.

Stressed by the Ros situation, Rachel explodes at Adam and he accuses her of not being able to trust him. As things come to a head, Rachel makes a life-changing decision.

Jo Lipsett is played by Sarah Jane Potts, Ros by Sophie McShera, Rachel Mason by Eva Pope, Adam Fleet by Stephen Waddington, Ruby by Elizabeth Berrington and Steph Haydock by Denise Welch.

Waterloo Road 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 FOUR Wednesday 2 June 2010
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OPERA ON THE BBC
What Makes A Great Tenor?

Wednesday 2 June
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR
Rolando Villazón as Rudolfo with Anna Netrebko as Mimi in La Bohème
Rolando Villazón as Rudolfo with Anna Netrebko as Mimi in La Bohème

In a personal film, acclaimed tenor Rolando Villazon explores the technical, physical and artistic demands of his craft, identifying the characteristics that have distinguished the good from the great through the centuries.

What Makes A Great Tenor? includes interviews with singers and experts as well as a selection of Rolando's own favourite performances, both on film and on disc. Rolando discusses highlights from his own career, tries out early recording equipment, and reveals which great artists inspired him to forge a career in opera.

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Network TV BBC Week 22: Thursday 3 June 2010

BBC ONE Thursday 3 June 2010
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EastEnders

Thursday 3 June
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule updated 20 May)
Liam (James Forde) is devastated when he hears Carol's news
Liam (James Forde) is devastated when he hears Carol's news

Zsa Zsa proposes a revenge attack on Lucy, as the drama continues in Walford.

Elsewhere, Peggy and Pat chase Harvey through London.

Meanwhile, Carol tells Ricky and Bianca that Liam's appeal hasn't gone well, leaving Liam devastated.

Zsa Zsa is played by Emer Kenny, Lucy by Melissa Suffield, Peggy by Barbara Windsor, Pat by Pam St Clement, Harvey by Martin Jarvis, Carol by Lindsey Coulson, Ricky by Sid Owen, Bianca by Patsy Palmer and Liam by James Forde.

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BBC TWO Thursday 3 June 2010
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The Culture Show

High Definition programme
Thursday 3 June
7.00-8.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD
Andrew Graham-Dixon presents The Culture Show from Glasgow
Andrew Graham-Dixon presents The Culture Show from Glasgow

Andrew Graham-Dixon presents The Culture Show from Glasgow. He reviews Rude Britannia at Tate Britain, and looks at the history and post-election future of British comic art.

Miranda Sawyer joins an all-male book group from Bolton to get their perspective on the all-female shortlisted writers for this year's Orange Prize for Fiction. Is it possible that writing has specific sex appeal?

He may be best known as Rose's boyfriend from Doctor Who but Noel Clarke is a rising star in the British movie industry, with Kidulthood, Adulthood and Centurion among his credits. Mark Kermode meets the actor, writer and director to discuss his latest film: 4,3,2,1.

Tom Dyckhoff investigates whether good design can help improve people's health, checking in to Norman Foster's new Circle Hospital in Bath and the new children's wing of St Thomas' in London.

As a new season of plays on Women, Power And Politics kicks off at the Tricycle Theatre, Clemency Burton-Hill asks female MPs for their response to the work, which traces the history of powerful women from Elizabeth I to the Suffragettes and Margaret Thatcher.

Also this week, artist Grayson Perry checks out What's Hot In A Pot and Sarfraz Manzoor meets an Englishman in New York – photographer for the New Yorker, Platon.

The Culture Show 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 Friday 4 June 2010
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EastEnders

Friday 4 June
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE (Schedule updated 20 May)

Denise continues to cover for Lucas's erratic behaviour, but unbeknownst to her he's sinking to new depths of depravity, in the week's final visit to Albert Square.

Meanwhile, Shirley battles for Ben to return home.

And will Max be able to resist the wily charms of a stunning newcomer?

Denise is played by Di Parish, Lucas by Don Gilet, Shirley by Linda Henry, Ben by Charlie Jones and Max by Jake Wood.

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BBC TWO Friday 4 June 2010
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When Romeo Met Juliet Ep 1/3

New series
Friday 4 June
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO (Schedule addition 27 May)

One city, two schools, eight weeks and a slot in a major theatre to put on a professional production of Shakespeare's most famous love story. What will happen When Romeo Meets Juliet?

In this three-part series, Paul Roseby, the artistic director of the National Youth Theatre, brings together two schools from opposite sides of the same city in a unique experiment to perform on the city stage. Each school will be cast as one of the two feuding families at the heart of the play. Romeo and his Montague clan come from a Coventry city centre comprehensive while Juliet and the Capulets are from a Catholic school in the city's northern suburbs.

Paul has just the school summer holidays to get them to overcome their nervousness about Shakespeare and cut it as actors. At the end of it all, they will perform Romeo & Juliet in the city's newly refurbished Belgrade Theatre.

Helping mentor the young people are Hustle star and Rada-trained actor Adrian Lester and his actress wife, Lolita Chakrabarti, who abridged the 90-minute version of the play that the students are working with. Together, they try to win over the nervous teen cast, aged 13 to 17, helping them to present Shakespeare in a new and inspiring light.

Can Paul, Adrian and Lolita help the teenage cast overcome their preconceptions about Shakespeare and work with each other to create a Romeo & Juliet for a new generation; iambic pentameter and all?

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Bon Jovi – When We Were Beautiful

Friday 4 June
11.50pm-1.10am BBC TWO (Schedule addition 20 May)

Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful offers an intimate glimpse of Bon Jovi who remain, at their core, a band of brothers from New Jersey.

Directed by filmmaker and photographer Phil Griffin and produced by Academy Award-and Emmy-winning producers @radical.media, the documentary was filmed on the road and behind the scenes with the band during their 2008 Lost Highway World Tour, which famously came to a close with a historic concert in New York City's Central Park.

At the height of their success, with another No. 1 album and the No. 1 grossing tour of 2008 in Billboard magazine, Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful reveals the secrets behind this legendary band's determined and charismatic leader, Jon Bon Jovi, and band members Richie Sambora, David Bryan and Tico Torres.

Threading intimate band-member interviews with scenes of life on the road, the programme vividly portrays how the band made it through the rough patches, how they reach consensus on their priorities, and how Jon leads them with strength and compassion. Avid Bon Jovi fans will find plenty of new reasons to be so devoted, but anyone can revel in this exploration of the work that goes into the reasons for the band's survival and longevity.

"Throughout the process of working with Bon Jovi I was amazed at the candour and humility Jon and his band showed me," says director Phil Griffin. "The result is not a neatly wrapped up bundle of staged interviews and musical interludes, but rather a series of open and sometimes difficult conversations, explored against a backdrop of music spanning 25 years. It is a film about the peace of Tico, the complexity of Richie, the drive of Jon and the brutal honesty of Dave. It is their willingness to share their stories that gives us what I hope is a very human story – that humanity is what I believe has seen this band stand the test of time."

Bon Jovi has set the bar for more than two decades as one of the most successful rock bands in the world. They have sold more than 120 million albums and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. Their most recent album debuted at No. 1 around the world and kicked off their current massive world tour. This summer, the band will play 12 nights in London.

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OPERA ON THE BBC
Aida

Friday 4 June
7.30-9.40pm BBC FOUR (Schedule addition 17 May)

Giuseppe Verdi's monumental opera Aida is performed on the spectacular floating stage by the banks of Lake Constance at Bregenz, in a new production by acclaimed director Graham Vick for the 2009 and 2010 Bregenz Festivals. Tatiana Serjan sings the title role, with Rubens Pelizzari as Radames.

Verdi's Aida is the story of the tragic love between the Ethiopian princess Aida – once brought to the Nile as a slave – and the Egyptian commander Radames. Since its première in Cairo in 1871, Aida has gone on to become one of the most popular and most performed works in the opera repertoire.

Director Graham Vick and designer Paul Brown were keen to make use of Lake Constance, not just as a grand backdrop but also as an integral part of the production. Ships and platforms, parts of the stage set and even some of the performers will emerge from under the water.

Opera On The BBC is a major new season of programmes across the BBC celebrating opera.

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