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Network TV BBC Week 29: 17-23 July

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Tonight's The Night Ep 1/7

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Time to be confirmed BBC ONE and BBC HD

Tonight's The Night – the show which makes dreams come true – returns to BBC One with host John Barrowman.

Whether it's duetting with their music idol, dancing with the cast of their favourite musical or going head to head with a sporting superstar, over the next seven weeks John will turn dreams into reality for members of the public.

As always, John will be surprising unsuspecting and deserving people who have absolutely no idea that their friends and family have nominated them for a Tonight's The Night experience.

It's John's job to break the news – often with hilarious consequences – as he surprises them at work, school or out and about shopping. Their reactions to being in the spotlight are not to be missed.

On the first show of the new series, a mum of three who devotes herself to charity work duets with a international soul superstar; while a young lad from Walsall dreams of dancing with Diversity. True to form, they offer him the chance of a lifetime.

Also this week, John arranges for West End star Lee Mead and the cast of hit musical Wicked to help two girls from Wales achieve their dream of performing a song in memory of their friend.

John says: "I am just thrilled that Tonight's The Night is coming back to BBC One. I can't wait to make the nation's performance dreams come true."

Packed full of surprises and magical moments, Tonight's The Night is the show that really can make dreams come true.

Tonight's The Night 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 Saturday 17 July 2010
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Golf – The Open

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 17 July
10.00am-5.15pm BBC ONE
Hazel Irvine presents coverage of the 139th Open Championships from St Andrews
Hazel Irvine presents coverage of the 139th Open Championships from St Andrews

Hazel Irvine previews the action from the 139th Open Championships from St Andrews and presents further live coverage of the tournament.

Known as "moving day", the third round is often one of the most dramatic rounds in major championships as the world's elite golfers take risks to establish themselves among the higher echelons of the leaderboard. With the shackles of the cut now removed, those left in the field will be pushing hard to fire low scores.

Coverage continues on BBC Two at 5.15pm.

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Casualty – I Am Mine

Saturday 17 July
8.25-9.15pm BBC ONE (Schedule amendment 6 July)

Zoe continues to pull the wool over Jordan's eyes about her "pregnancy", Lenny and Yuki take the law into their own hands with worrying consequences and an old Casualty favourite returns to the Emergency Department in need of treatment, as the medical drama continues.

After lying to Jordan that she is pregnant, Zoe continues her fertility injections in a desperate attempt to conceive before he finds out. But after treating an assault victim she realises the destructive power of lies and breaks off her relationship with Jordan, without actually admitting the truth. Jordan won't be put off that easily; dismissing her outburst as hormones, he asks a very surprising question...

Meanwhile, Lenny is determined to find evidence of Robert and the Ludlow Foundation's complicity in the drugs trial cover-up and enlists a reluctant Yuki to help him break into Robert's house. Finding the evidence they need, the pair narrowly escape being caught but their actions cause a trail of destruction. Afterwards Yuki turns on Lenny, angry he cares more about the evidence than their friendship. Will Lenny get the evidence he needs to confront Jordan and can his friendship with Yuki withstand this test?

After having Shona arrested for theft, Charlie misses her trial; but the teenager thanks him for his intervention, and seems genuinely transformed. But later, Charlie is stunned to discover an old friend in resuscitation, just as she starts crashing...

Sunetra Sarker plays Zoe, with Michael French as Jordan, Steven Miller as Lenny, Will Strong as Yuki, Evelyn Hoskins as Shona and Derek Thompson as Charlie.

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BBC TWO Saturday 17 July 2010
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Golf – The Open

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 17 July
5.15-7.30pm BBC TWO

Hazel Irvine presents live coverage of the conclusion of the third round from St Andrews. Twelve months ago at Turnberry it was the evergreen Tom Watson who stole a march on his younger rivals to lead the championship by one shot at the end of the third round.

British duo Ross Fisher and Lee Westwood led the European charge; both ended the day with par rounds of 70 to sit among the top five. After Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell's recent US Open success, there are high hopes of a second successive European major victory.

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BBC Two Films

Saturday 17 July
8.30pm-12.00midnight BBC TWO

This weekend sees the launch of BBC Two as the official home for BBC Films. To mark the occasion this special weekend of programming kicks off with the UK TV premières of award-winning British films The Damned United, Is Anybody There? and Eastern Promises.

The UK television premières are part of BBC Two's commitment to becoming the principal home for BBC Films – the film-making arm of the BBC – as part of its wider strategy to bring more quality drama to the channel. BBC Films co-produces around eight films a year, working in partnership with major international and UK distributors.

Is Anybody There?

Saturday 17 July
8.30-10.00pm BBC TWO

Edward hates living in the old people's home run by his parents. His only interest is a morbid obsession with ghosts, death and the afterlife. Until, that is, the arrival of reluctant new resident Clarence – a retired magician with a liberating streak of anarchy. Together this delightful odd couple overcome their personal drawbacks, and learn that you are never too old, or too young, to grow up.

Starring Michael Caine, Anne-Marie Duff, David Morrissey, Bill Milner, Leslie Phillips and Elizabeth Spriggs, the film is directed by John Crowley with screenplay by Peter Harness.

Eastern Promises

Saturday 17 July
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC TWO

A midwife sets out to discover the truth behind the murder of a young prostitute and finds herself snared in the deadly world of the Russian mafia in this film starring Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Directed by David Cronenberg, the screenplay is by Steve Knight.

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BBC FOUR Saturday 17 July 2010
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OPERA ON THE BBC/
BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 2 – The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg

High Definition programme
Saturday 17 July
7.00pm-12.00midnight BBC FOUR and BBC HD
Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel sings the role of poet and shoemaker Hans Sachs in Wagner's opera
Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel sings the role of poet and shoemaker Hans Sachs in Wagner's opera

Stephen Fry introduces Welsh National Opera's new production of Wagner's The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg performed semi-staged for the BBC Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall. Celebrated bass-baritone Bryn Terfel makes his debut in the role of Hans Sachs, the shoemaker and poet at the heart of this monumental work – part comedy, part love story, part meditation on the transformative power of art.

In 16th-century Nuremberg, the Mastersingers are a highly influential guild of singers who meet for an annual singing competition – a challenge requiring a high level of technical expertise, and rewarded by a coveted prize. For the forthcoming competition, the goldsmith, Pogner, offers an extra prize – the hand in marriage of his daughter, Eva. Into the town comes a young knight, Walther, with no experience in the craft of singing, but he falls instantly in love with Eva. He performs a song for a chance to enter the competition, but is judged to be unworthy by the pedantic town clerk, Beckmesser, who is also keen to win Eva's hand. Hans Sachs is the only member of the establishment willing to listen to the newcomer and to give him a chance in his quest.

The cast also includes bass Brindley Sherratt as Pogner, soprano Amanda Roocroft as Eva, tenor Raymond Very as Walther and baritone Christopher Purves as Beckmesser. Lothar Koenigs conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera.

This BBC Prom 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 Sunday 18 July 2010
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Golf – The Open

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 18 July
12.45-8.00pm BBC ONE

Hazel Irvine presents live coverage as the 139th Open Championship reaches its climax at the home of golf, St Andrews. The old course hosts the event for a record 28th time.

World No. 1 Tiger Woods has won the tournament on both recent occasions that St Andrews has hosted the Open, in 2005 and 2000. Can Woods make it a hat-trick of titles despite his recent personal problems? If he does win, it will be his 15th major crown and his first since the 2008 US Open title.

Last year's dramatic final round at Turnberry saw American Stewart Cink shoot a final round of 69 to take him into a play-off with overnight leader Tom Watson. Cink eventually prevailed against fans' favourite and compatriot Watson to lift the famous Claret Jug for the first time, and in doing so ended 59-year-old Watson's fairytale dream of becoming Open champion once more.

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BBC TWO Sunday 18 July 2010
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Golf – The Open

Sunday 18 July
11.00am-12.45pm BBC TWO

Ahead of coverage of the final round of the Open Championship from St Andrews, Hazel Irvine previews the live action.

It is 150 years since the first Open Championship took place at Prestwick, with Willie Park Senior the first man to win the title. Who from the chasing pack of the 2010 class will get themselves in among the genuine challengers as the four day competition starts to build to a dramatic conclusion?

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Top Gear

High Definition programme
Sunday 18 July
8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to build cool and interesting motorhomes before setting off for a Bank Holiday weekend in the West Country to see how each of their creations performs in the real world.

Meanwhile, Jeremy is also at the test track to compare the sensational new Audi R8 V10 Spyder to the latest version of Porsche's enduring 911 Turbo cabriolet. Plus, another leading celebrity takes their turn as the star in the brand new Reasonably Priced Car.

Top Gear 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 Two Films – The Damned United

Sunday 18 July
9.00-10.30pm BBC TWO

Taking over from his hated rival, Don Revie, Brian Clough is determined to destroy the soul of his new club. Revie's Leeds United were peerless, cynical, inspired, and no one loathed them more than Clough. The feeling was mutual. Clough is alone, haunted and sleepless throughout his brief and painful stint as manager of Leeds. The compulsive, flawed and tragic figure he cuts takes on Shakespearian dimensions and demonstrates a football manager's guide to heaven and hell.

Starring Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent and Timothy Spall and directed by Tom Hooper, the screenplay is by Peter Morgan from the novel The Damned United by David Peace.

A documentary about Brian Clough, From Front To Back, can be seen after the film on BBC Two.

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Brian Clough – From Front To Back

Sunday 18 July
10.40-11.40pm BBC TWO

Charismatic, outspoken and often controversial, the late Brian Clough is widely considered to be the best manager England never had and one of the best English managers the game of football has ever seen.

This frank documentary tells the story of an unforgettable career, including heady days with Derby County, unprecedented European success with Nottingham Forest and a notorious 44-day tenure as Leeds United boss, fictionalised in the novel and film The Damned United (which can be seen this weekend on BBC Two).

For many his like will never be seen again. Martin O'Neill and Sir Michael Parkinson are among those who remember the man they called "Cloughie".

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Network TV BBC Week 29: Monday 19 July 2010

BBC ONE Monday 19 July 2010
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EastEnders

Monday 19 July
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Ben assures Phil that life is okay in prison, but is he telling the whole truth, in today's visit to the Square?

Ronnie has an unwelcome reminder from the past, and Libby finds out some unsavoury truths about Adam.

Ben is played by Charlie Jones, Phil by Steve McFadden, Ronnie by Samantha Womack, Libby by Belinda Owusu and Adam by David Proud.

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BBC TWO Monday 19 July 2010
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Rev Ep 4/6

High Definition programme
Monday 19 July
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Rev Adam (Tom Hollander) attempts to launch a media career this week
Rev Adam (Tom Hollander) attempts to launch a media career this week

Adam succumbs to envy when he hears an old rival on Thought For The Day, as the contemporary sitcom continues. But his own attempts to make a career of his vocation spectacularly backfire. An ill-advised comment on The One Show about homosexuality within the Church results in orders from the Archdeacon to take media instruction from the very vicar Adam was trying to out-do.

And, while Adam neglects his pastoral duties in favour of climbing the greasy pole, Colin looks for meaning outside of St Saviour's, swapping strong lager for other routes to oblivion in order to dabble in the Rastafarian religion.

Tom Hollander plays the Rev Adam Smallbone. The cast also includes Olivia Colman as Alex Smallbone, Steve Evets as Colin Lambert, Miles Jupp as Nigel McCall, Lucy Liemann as Ellie Pattman, Simon Mcburney as Archdeacon Robert and Ellen Thomas as Adoha Onyeka.

Rev 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 20 July 2010
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EastEnders

Tuesday 20 July
7.30-8.30pm BBC ONE (Copy update 7 July)

Ronnie inadvertently reveals all about her father's abuse, while The Mitchells struggle to take it on board, in tonight's visit to Albert Square.

Elsewhere, a paranoid Syed hides his relationship with Christian in public and Tamwar starts to question his own feelings towards his brother's sexuality.

Meanwhile, Patrick is finding it hard to grieve for Denise and turns his back on her family.

And, thanks to Abi, Darren's attempts to seduce Jodie turn sour.

Ronnie is played by Samantha Womack, Syed by Marc Elliott, Christian by Johnny Partridge, Tamwar by Himesh Patel, Patrick by Rudolph Walker, Abi by Lorna Fitzgerald and Darren by Charlie G Hawkins.

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Holby City

Tuesday 20 July
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

Ric shows Kate, a Trust member tasked with allocating funds left in a will, around Holby, as the medical drama continues. Ric suggests that the funds be invested in the NHS rather than Holbycare. When Michael realises that Ric is getting the better of him both professionally and personally, he comes out fighting by announcing to the ward that he and Annalese are over, and that he's having dinner with Kate later.

Elliot is uncomfortable with all of the attention that his OBE has received and is focusing on avoiding journalists as opposed to treating his patients. Oliver puts him in his place when a patient seriously deteriorates and he needs Elliot to oversee the case. Elliot later apologises to Oliver for being a bad mentor.

Mud sticks and when Mark questions Donna about Sacha's behaviour with the female staff, the rumour mill kicks in. When a patient overhears Donna gossiping they decide they don't want to be treated by Sacha. Jac spins this to her advantage, but in the end it is Jac who stands up for Sacha and quashes the rumours once and for all.

Ric is played by Hugh Quarshie, Kate by Sarah Gallacher, Michael by Hari Dhillon, Annalese by Anna-Louise Plowman, Elliot by Paul Bradley, Oliver by James Anderson, Mark by Robert Powell, Donna by Jaye Jacobs, Sacha by Bob Barrett and Jac by Rosie Marcel.

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BBC TWO Tuesday 20 July 2010
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How To Beat Tough Times – Money Watch Ep 3/3

Tuesday 20 July
8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO

The Money Watch team tackles savings, investments and pensions, in the final part of the series about family finances.

During the boom, people lost the savings habit. But now, in a new age of austerity, the public have rediscovered their appetite for putting money away, in the hope it will grow. Yet, as financial reporter Libby Potter discovers, despite being a nation of savers once again, it's almost impossible to find a decent return on savings. Is that simply because interest rates are so low – or could the banks do more to reward customers? And could customers do more to get a better return?

With returns from savings so poor, why don't the public put money in a nice, safe investment fund? That's what one high street bank told 83-year-old Heather Spicer. The result? She lost half her life savings – and paid a whopping fee for the privilege. Her nest egg meant everything to her, says Heather: "It was money that my husband had left me when he died."

And she's not alone; BBC business correspondent Andy Verity reveals that major banks have been giving some small investors disastrous advice. As a result, their customers have been fighting to get their money back.

With prices creeping back up after the recession crash, property may seem to be the best investment again – especially with interest rates so low. But, when ploughing money into bricks and mortar, do people act with their heads – or hearts? And with the economic outlook so gloomy, is now really the right time to buy? Andy meets a couple from Sheffield convinced that a new home is the best place to put their money. But investor Henry Pryor says property's only a proper investment if you view it with the cold eye of the professional.

What about saving and investing for the long-term, through pensions? Rajan Datar visits York, to find out how the economic downturn has affected occupational pensions, which millions once relied on to provide a comfortable old age. He discovers that, in these tough times, fewer employers can afford the generous schemes they once offered. And he meets hard-pressed employees who know they should be contributing more to their retirement, but simply can't afford to.

Finally, Martin Lewis offers some down-to-earth advice for viewers on how to maximise the chances of seeing their savings grow.

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Shooting Stars Ep 2/6

High Definition programme
Tuesday 20 July
9.30-10.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

More madcap capers from Vic Reeves (left) and Bob Mortimer
More madcap capers from Vic Reeves (left) and Bob Mortimer

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer welcome former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and gossip queen Trisha Goddard on Jack Dee's team, and David Gest and comic Ben Miller join Ulrika's team, as the hit comedy panel show continues.

Angelos Epithemiou makes a special dinner for Ulrika and warns both Ben and David not to get too close to her. Vic shows Kimberly an incredible dance move neither she, nor the rest of tonight's guests will ever forget.

Kimberly also takes part in tonight's final challenge where she has to face various sized beasts cradled in Vic's arms.

Shooting Stars 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 THREE Tuesday 20 July 2010
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ADULT SEASON
Danielle Lineker – My New Stepfamily

Tuesday 20 July
Time to be confirmed BBC THREE

Stepfamilies are the fastest growing family type in Britain, with as many as one-in-three children experiencing family breakdown by the age of 16, and a third of the overall population being part of a stepfamily situation in one way or another.

Single mother to seven-year-old Ella and a stepchild herself, lingerie model Danielle Bux married Gary Lineker in 2009. In doing so, she became not just a new wife, but a new stepmother to his four boys from his first marriage, including eldest son George who is just 12 years her junior.

Danielle meets other stepchildren and listens to their accounts of the emotional and physical upheaval of trying to survive their parents' marital breakdown, and the establishing of new family units. She hears first-hand stories about integrating into a new stepfamily and how moving between houses and between parents becomes a regular part of new family life.

Through hearing about their experiences, Danielle hopes to gain a deeper understanding of how she relates to her own new stepfamily, and how she brings her daughter and Gary's sons together to form a new family unit. Will the fact that she was a stepchild herself help her, and can Danielle become a model stepmum?

Danielle Lineker – My New Stepfamily is part of BBC Three's Adult Season.

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ADULT SEASON
Baby Beauty Queens – Amber And Eden Ep 1/6

New series
Tuesday 20 July
Time to be confirmed BBC THREE

From sashes and tiaras to diamante eyelashes and spray tans, BBC Three dives extensions first into the burgeoning world of the UK's child beauty pageant industry in this new, six-part series.

Exploring the pressures on young people to grow up too quickly, Baby Beauty Queens shines a spotlight on life for aspiring pageant queens and child models in an image-obsessed Britain.

Today's opening episode features seven-year-old Amber and six-year-old Eden as they prepare to become two of the youngest competitors in Mini Miss UK, while their motivated mothers Sally and Fathom go head-to-head in the Yummy Mummy section.

Amber has never entered a pageant before, but she is serious about fashion, and won't be told what to wear by anyone. Sally supports her daughter in whatever she wants to do, but she also believes she's got the looks to make it too. She's fiercely competitive and she wants her daughter to win, so she makes sure she has the best dresses, best make-up and has the best "talent". Mother and daughter's strong personalities mean sparks fly when it comes to making decisions about the pageant.

Eden has been brought up on catwalks as her mum, Fathom, owns a bespoke dress shop. She's won talent competitions with her singing, so she's expecting to do well this time round. Fathom thinks there's nothing wrong with entering a pageant, as long as the competition element isn't taken too far. She feels the pageant is preparing Eden for life and giving her experiences that will enrich her and give her confidence.

But will the two young girls have the talent and temperament to succeed in the competition and, more importantly, how will they cope with the results?

Baby Beauty Queens is part of BBC Three's Adult Season.

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CBBC Tuesday 20 July 2010
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Horrible Histories Ep 12/13

High Definition programme
Tuesday 20 July
5.15-5.45pm CBBC and BBC HD
Terrible Tudor Henry VIII (Ben Willbond) is in fighting mood
Terrible Tudor Henry VIII (Ben Willbond) is in fighting mood

Crazy cave men, terrible Tudors and an all-singing, all-dancing Incan Emperor reveal their horrible and hilarious histories, in the penultimate episode of the highly acclaimed historical comedy sketch show.

A crime scene investigation in the savage Stone Age throws up some very interesting cavemen traditions, including the firing of 17 arrows into the chest of a dead person as a mark of respect and slicing their heads open to remove their brains!

Meanwhile, code breakers in the woeful Second World War struggle to work out their own codes and show off some rather nifty inventions, such as bombs disguised as animal poo.

Terrible Tudor Henry VIII challenges the King of France to a wrestlemania-style showdown, only to face the shame of being beaten when the handsome Frenchman trips him up.

Rounding off the show, a witty ditty details the terrible deeds committed by the Incan Emperor Pachacuti.

Horrible Histories stars Simon Farnaby, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Lawrence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Lawry Lewin, Alice Lowe and Dominique Moore.

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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Network TV BBC Week 29: Wednesday 21 July 2010

BBC FOUR Wednesday 21 July 2010
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CALL OF THE WILD
Britain By Bike Ep 1/5

New series
Wednesday 21 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR

Clare Balding embarks on a pedal-powered odyssey across Britain
Clare Balding embarks on a pedal-powered odyssey across Britain

Clare Balding embarks on a pedal-powered odyssey across Britain to rediscover the magical world of Fifties cycling.

Her journey follows in the wheeltracks of compulsive cyclist and author Harold Briercliffe, whose guidebooks – The Cycling Touring Guides – provide an evocative glimpse of by-passed Britain.

Pedalling Briercliffe's own bike, Clare begins her exploration in North Devon following his Cycling Touring Guide to the South West.

She visits Lynmouth, scene of Britain's worst flooding disaster in 1952; travels on the world's steepest railway up a 500ft cliff to the sister village of Lynton; and explores the unexpectedly mountainous delights of a Devon valley known to the Victorians as "Little Switzerland". It even boasts a population of mountain goats!

She then retraces Briercliffe's tracks through Woody Bay, where local publican David Orton reveals a hidden story of criminality, death and disgrace lying beneath the green tranquillity of this coastal beauty spot.

Then it's downhill to the Hunters Inn, a historic off-the-beaten track pub, before heading off to the secret silver mines of Combe Martin – whose riches were said to be a key factor in the historic English victories at Agincourt, Poitiers and Crecy – and on to the neat seaside town of Ilfracombe, once a more important port than Liverpool.

The town is now reinventing itself, attempting to harness the power of its natural environment through wind farms and the second largest tidal rise in the world.

Utilising the gifts of nature, or falling victim to them, has been a familiar story to this coast for centuries – and a constant theme of Clare's nostalgic cycle ride through this beautiful North Devon coastal landscape.

Britain By Bike is part of BBC Four's celebration of the outdoors – Call Of The Wild.

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CBBC Wednesday 21 July 2010
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Richard Hammond's Blast Lab Ep 2/13

Wednesday 21 July
5.15-5.45pm CBBC

Richard Hammond oversees more crazy experiments
Richard Hammond oversees more crazy experiments

Magnets are put to the test as Richard Hammond takes the helm of another experiment-laden edition of the scientific game show.

Magnets both astound and baffle scientists around the world. But it's not just the science community that is intrigued by their power. The show hooks up with Magnet Man, otherwise known as Normal Ken, who has built his own electromagnetic gloves in a bid to become a real-life superhero.

When a magnetic photo of a cat becomes trapped at the top of a metal wall he attempts to use his new invention to save the photo of the cat. But will Normal Ken – sorry, Magnet Man – be able to use the gloves to climb the wall and save the day?

Back in the studio the two teams are put to work by Mini Miss (Richard's 65-year-old former science teacher who is now stuck as a 10-year-old, due to a failed time travel experiment) in Magnafind. The two teams have a range of household items and have to decide which ones are magnetic.

As ever, the programme reaches its climax with the gungy Messy Messy Mess Test. Today it's The Bridge Of Destiny where both teams have to find sections of a giant jigsaw bridge that are hidden in the gunge-filled tank. They must then attempt to complete the jigsaw of the bridge and send their truck full of prizes across it.

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Network TV BBC Week 29: Thursday 22 July 2010

BBC ONE Thursday 22 July 2010
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EastEnders

Thursday 22 July
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE (Copy update 7 July)

Patrick goes off the rails but is pulled back by Lucas, in the latest visit to the London Borough of Walford, but Roxy and Ronnie finally let Glenda in.

Meanwhile, Tamwar makes small steps towards accepting his brother's new life.

Patrick is played by Rudolph Walker, Lucas by Don Gilet, Roxy by Rita Simons, Ronnie by Samantha Womack, Glenda by Glynis Barber and Tamwar by Himesh Patel.

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BBC TWO Thursday 22 July 2010
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The Private Life Of ... Pigs

Thursday 22 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO

Jimmy Doherty and friend
Jimmy Doherty and friend

Jimmy Doherty concludes his investigation into the hidden lives of the farmyard animals which are so often taken for granted with a species very close to his heart – the pig. What he's about to discover will make everyone look at pigs in a very different way.

Jimmy visits a pig farm on Dartmoor that rears 300 rare-breed pigs called Saddlebacks. With the help of the farmers, Jimmy sets up a series of experiments to examine the intelligence and behaviour of the pig.

It is said that pigs will eat anything. In fact, they are very discerning. A pig's snout is 2,000 times more sensitive than the human nose. Jimmy tests this by hiding a variety of different foods under the ground to see which one the pigs will go for.

He also sees how effective truffle oil is as an aphrodisiac for pigs, devises a maze to find out how good a pig is at foraging and gets elocution tips from an expert in pig grunts.

Jimmy knows that pigs are intelligent and that they learn fast, but how do they compare to humans? Babies learn to recognise themselves in the mirror at about 18 months. So, armed with just a mirror and a bucket of food, Jimmy puts the pigs to the ultimate test.

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BBC FOUR Thursday 22 July 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 8

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Thursday 22 July
7.30-10.00pm BBC FOUR and BBC HD
Alexander Toradze is the soloist for Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1
Alexander Toradze is the soloist for Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1

Live from London's Royal Albert Hall, Suzy Klein introduces two immensely powerful pieces written during the Second World War, which frame this concert given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer.

Shostakovich was in Leningrad when Russia entered the war against Germany. It was there, between July and October, that he witnessed, first hand, the Nazi's siege of the city, while he worked on his Seventh Symphony.

As the Nazis invaded, Britten received an anonymous invitation from the Japanese government to write a work commemorating the founding of the Mikado dynasty 2,600 years earlier. He completed his Sinfonia da Requiem the following year, but the Japanese government rejected it as inappropriate for their celebrations and too Christian in its nature. The work reflects the composer's feelings about the inhumanity of war and, basing it on the liturgy of the mass of the dead, he dedicated it to the memory of his parents.

Also in tonight's concert is Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1, with soloist Alexander Toradze. The concerto exploits the percussive potential of the piano, and, in turn, expresses his take on clean neo-classical lines, contrasted with tumbling leaps and richer, more romantic textures, indebted to Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.

This Prom is also broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and will be repeated on Radio 3 on Monday 26 July at 2pm.

This BBC Prom 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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Network TV BBC Week 29: Friday 23 July 2010

BBC ONE Friday 23 July 2010
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EastEnders

Friday 23 July
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE (Copy update 7 July)

In today's visit to the Square, as the family pull together for Denise's funeral, Lucas has a surprise.

Meanwhile, it's D Day for Darren. But Jodie runs scared and Peggy battles with her family.

Lucas is played by Don Gilet, Darren by Charlie G Hawkins, Jodie by Kylie Babbington and Peggy by Barbara Windsor.

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BBC FOUR Friday 23 July 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 6

High Definition programme
Friday 23 July
7.30-9.20pm BBC FOUR and BBC HD
Distinguished pianist Paul Lewis plays two Beethoven piano concertos
Distinguished pianist Paul Lewis plays two Beethoven piano concertos

Charles Hazlewood introduces a Beethoven night at the BBC Proms.

Distinguished pianist Paul Lewis launches his complete cycle of piano concertos with the exuberant First and the more introspective but still tensely dramatic Fourth. He is partnered by Jiří Bělohlávek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with whom he recently recorded all five concertos.

There's more characteristic Beethovenian drama with two heroic overtures – one battling against oppression in the Egmont Overture; and the other recounting the legend of the Creatures of Prometheus, who were created with fire from the gods.

This BBC Prom 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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CBBC Friday 23 July 2010
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Hounded – Terrorbyte Ep 7/13

High Definition programme
Friday 23 July
5.15-5.45pm CBBC and BBC HD

Dastardly Dr Muhahahaha (Colin McFarlane) attempts to steal the internet
Dastardly Dr Muhahahaha (Colin McFarlane) attempts to steal the internet

Funlab presenter Rufus Hound faces his evil nemesis Dr Muhahahaha in cyberspace this week, as he tries to save the world from Dr Mu's latest dastardly scheme for world domination.

Dr Mu is stealing the internet, with IT systems going into meltdown all over the world. Rufus is transported into the icy wilderness of a social networking site called Puffin Portal, where he teams up with two fluffy puffin avatars, Buck and Gelina. But when his new pals are deleted by Dr Mu, Rufus finds himself trapped inside the internet.

Luckily, back on the Funlab set, Rufus's co-presenter Barry is online and spots him on the Puffin Portal site. Barry emails Rufus as an attachment to the doctor's evil HQ, Mu Force One, where Rufus learns that Dr Mu is sucking the internet's vast data stream straight into a giant storage tank. He also learns that the internet could potentially be restored via its backup server, hidden in a secret location called The Cache.

Rufus escapes from Mu Force One and sets off to find The Cache, save the internet and restore his puffin pals to their website.

Rufus is played by Rufus Hound, Doctor Muhahahaha by Colin McFarlane, Gelina by Eva Alexander and Barry/Buck by Colin Ryan.

Hounded 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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