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BBC ONE Tuesday 1 June 2010

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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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

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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