Press Office

Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

Programme Information

Network TV BBC Week 22: Sunday 30 May 2010

BBC ONE Sunday 30 May 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone

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.

LW

To top

BBC THREE Sunday 30 May 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree

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.

BR/LS2

To top

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.