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Network TV BBC Week 3: 16-22 January 2010

BBC ONE Saturday 16 January 2010
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Football Focus

Saturday 16 January
12.15-1.00pm BBC ONE

Dan Walker hosts the weekly show that looks at what's going on in the world of football.

It's a busy day in the Premier League today with Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool all in action. Champions United host Burnley at Old Trafford this afternoon and will be looking to avenge their shock 1-0 defeat to the Clarets earlier this season. Meanwhile, Chelsea will be expecting another victory over Sunderland, whom they have beaten in their last 10 meetings.

In the Scottish Premier League, both Rangers and Celtic are in action this afternoon.

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Final Score

Interactive TV
Saturday 16 January
4.30-5.15pm BBC ONE

Gabby Logan introduces results and reports from today's football fixtures, with both Manchester United and Chelsea in Premier League action this afternoon.

Swansea and Leicester meet in the Championship and there's a crucial promotion clash in League One between Colchester United and Norwich, with added spice coming from the fact that Canaries boss Paul Lambert quit Colchester for Norwich earlier this season.

It's also a busy afternoon in Scotland with both Rangers and Celtic involved in the Scottish Premier League.

Digital viewers can watch Final Score from 2.30pm until 6pm by pressing the Red Button on their remote controls.

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Casualty – Leave Me Alone

Saturday 16 January
Time to be confirmed BBC ONE

Following the traumatic events of the New Year, Jessica takes a look back at her life, loves and career at Holby, as the medical drama continues.

It's 1998 and Jessica is a young nurse, casually flirting with Sean and enjoying wild nights out with best mate Linda. When Linda leaves to travel around America she gives Jessica a pebble saying that if Jessica ever finds herself in trouble it will be her lucky charm.

A few years later, Jessica and Sean get married. Sean is keen for Jessica to take elocution lessons so that she sounds like a successful surgeon's wife and Jessica is keen to return to work after the birth of Amelia – much to Sean's distaste. It appears that married life isn't a bed of roses for the couple.

When Amelia is older, Sean and Jessica's marriage is on shaky ground when, at a low ebb, Jessica meets Adam in a pub, goes home with him and is moved by their strong connection.

Back in the present day, Linda checks up on her old friend and it's time for Adam to find out how his confession has been received.

Jessica is played by Gillian Kearney, Adam by Tristan Gemmill and Sean by Richard Dillane. Christine Tremarco guest stars as Linda.

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Match Of The Day

Saturday 16 January
10.30-11.50pm BBC ONE

Gary Lineker introduces all the goals and highlights from today's Premier League matches.

Champions Manchester United had their chance to avenge the surprising defeat inflicted on them at the beginning of the season by Premier League newcomers Burnley. Hull City travelled to White Hart Lane, where their victory over Tottenham last season hastened Juande Ramos's departure from the north London club. Spurs, however, have beaten Hull twice since Harry Redknapp took over, including giving the Tigers a 5-1 mauling at the KC Stadium in August.

Roy Hodgson took his Fulham side to face Blackburn, a club where he had a brief but unhappy spell in charge 12 years ago. Chelsea were looking for their 11th consecutive victory over Sunderland, while Liverpool were aiming to the do the double over Stoke, having thrashed them 4-0 at Anfield earlier this season.

Portsmouth lost 1-0 at Birmingham, thanks to a controversial injury-time penalty, and were seeking revenge at Fratton Park today. The day's other games saw Everton host Manchester City, while Wolves met Wigan at Molineux.

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BBC TWO Saturday 16 January 2010
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Heroes – Ink Ep 3/19

Saturday 16 January
10.00-11.00pm BBC TWO

New mysteries are unearthed this week as a reluctant new hero is introduced, as the epic American adventure series continues.

Peter faces unexpected penalties for his heroic acts as he unknowingly comes into contact with the carnival clan and a reluctant hero with a beautiful gift. Claire, meanwhile, finds a way of handling the inquisitive Gretchen without the help of her father. Matt attempts to ignore his demons, but Sylar insists on helping him defeat a villain – with dire consequences. Taking advice from Peter, Samuel moves Heaven and Earth to recapture the memories of his late brother.

Milo Ventimiglia plays Peter Petrelli, Hayden Panettiere plays Claire Bennett, Greg Grunberg plays Matt Parkman, Zachary Quinto plays Sylar and Robert Knepper plays Samuel.

Heroes also stars Jack Coleman as HRG, Deanne Bray as the reluctant hero, Asaaf Cohen as Hesam, Rick Worthy as Mike and Louise Fletcher as Dr Coolidge.

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BBC ONE Sunday 17 January 2010
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Ski Sunday

Sunday 17 January
4.45-5.30pm BBC ONE

Graham Bell and Ed Leigh present coverage of the longest and most arduous downhill race on the men's tour – Wengen's infamous Lauberhorn. Switzerland's Didier Defago came from nowhere to claim the title last year – but this time around he'll be hard-pushed to hold off his team-mate Didier Cuche and a clutch of Austrian racers keen to spoil the Swiss party.

With the Winter Olympics edging ever closer, Ed will be tracking the progress of Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke, Britain's golden girls from last year's Bobsleigh World Championships, as they target further glory in Vancouver.

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Wallander – The Fifth Woman Ep 3/3

High Definition programme
Sunday 17 January
Time to be confirmed BBC ONE
Wallander's (Kenneth Branagh) life is on hold as his latest case unfolds
Wallander's (Kenneth Branagh) life is on hold as his latest case unfolds

When Wallander investigates the disappearance of an elderly bird-watcher he discovers a gruesome and meticulously planned murder – a body impaled in a trap of sharpened bamboo poles – as the Bafta-winning series starring Kenneth Branagh as the famous Swedish detective concludes its run of three new feature-length investigations.

When another man is reported missing, once again Wallander's life is on hold as he works tirelessly to find a link between the series of vicious murders. Gradually, he comes to realise that he is on the trail of a serial killer bent on revenge.

Meanwhile, he becomes close to one of the key suspects.

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

Kurt Wallander is played by Kenneth Branagh. This episode also features Sarah Smart as Anne-Britt Hoglund, Tom Hiddleston as Martinsson, Sadie Shimmin as Lisa Holgersson, David Warner as Povel Wallander, Saskia Reeves as Vanja Andersson, Dudley Sutton as Gotet Andvall and Phyllis Logan as Inga Wallander.

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Lark Rise To Candleford Ep 2/12

High Definition programme
Sunday 17 January
Time to be confirmed BBC ONE

Daniel Parish returns to Candleford to try to win back Laura's affections, as the series based on the novels by Flora Thompson, and adapted by Bill Gallagher, continues.

The first person he encounters is Robert, who challenges him to make amends with the people he has offended. Daniel promises not to see Laura until he has completed his task.

Thomas, meanwhile, can barely contain his excitement at the news that the Bishop is coming to Candleford to consecrate the new church font. But when Queenie notices a local tree starting to "bleed", and the hamlet becomes rife with talk of witchcraft, Thomas is horrified – it could ruin the Bishop's visit.

The tree seems to cast a spell over the whole community as everyone is starting to behave strangely. Twister is hearing voices; Robert is too unsettled to work; even the ever-poised Dorcas loses her composure, confusing Pearl Pratt for her sister Ruby, and letting out the shocking secrets each one has been concealing from the other.

With the Bishop due to arrive any day, Thomas employs increasingly desperate measures to try to restore order. When he discovers that Queenie intends to hold a pagan ritual to set free the spirit in the witch tree, he decides that he must put an end to this superstitious nonsense once and for all.

Daniel's honest efforts to win the forgiveness of the community, meanwhile, are beginning to work. Emma, though, is not so easily won over. She wants him to promise to leave Lark Rise for ever, but can he turn his back so easily on his deepening relationship with Laura?

Ben Aldridge plays Daniel Parish, Brendan Coyle plays Robert Timmins, Olivia Hallinan plays Laura Timmins, Mark Heap plays Thomas Brown, Linda Bassett plays Queenie Turrill, Karl Johnson plays Twister Turrill, Julia Sawalha plays Dorcas Lane, Matilda Ziegler plays Pearl Pratt, Victoria Hamilton plays Ruby Pratt and Claudie Blakley plays Emma Timmins.

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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BBC TWO Sunday 17 January 2010
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Match Of The Day 2

Sunday 17 January
10.00-10.50pm BBC TWO

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

It was a battle of the claret and blues today when Aston Villa hosted West Ham. There was plenty of drama when the two sides met at Upton Park in November with a red card, two penalties – one saved – and an injury-time winner that gave the Hammers their first home league victory of the season.

In the day's other Premier League game, Arsenal travelled to Bolton. It's a commonly held assumption that Gary Megson's side are not Arsene Wenger's favourite opponents but the Gunners have a good recent record against Bolton: in all competitions, they have won the last six meetings and have scored three goals on each of their last three visits to the Reebok Stadium.

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

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BBC THREE Sunday 17 January
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Being Human Ep 2/8

High Definition programme
Sunday 17 January
9.30-10.30pm BBC THREE

Mitchell has a blast from the past when an old friend arrives at the hospital dead and bloodied, as the hit BBC Three drama following the lives of three housemates who happen to be a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire continues.

Lucy, the witty nurse who has got Mitchell increasingly tongue-tied, spots suspicious-looking marks on the man's neck and is intrigued to know how he came to such a messy end.

Annie, meanwhile, is loving her job as a barmaid, particularly as it means she can chat and flirt with Saul for the whole shift – much to Hugh's annoyance. Saul's charisma seems to have worked its magic on Annie, and she plucks up the courage to ask him on a date. But with Saul having strange encounters behind closed doors, it looks like his charm might begin to fade.

George and Nina are tentatively trying to make their relationship work but discovering George's dark secret and sharing a house with supernatural beings is starting to take its toll on Nina. It's not helped by Mitchell's old friend, Carl, turning up on their doorstep in urgent need of help. Events that threaten to cause the exposure of the vampire world begin to spiral.

While their hopes for a bit of normality seem dashed, the friends are unaware that their every word is being monitored – but what will the technicians do with this information?

Aidan Turner plays Mitchell, Lyndsey Marshal plays Lucy, Lenora Crichlow plays Annie, Alex Lanipekun plays Saul, Nathan Wright plays Hugh, Russell Tovey plays George, Sinead Keenan plays Nina and Steve John Shepherd plays Carl.

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 Monday 18 January 2010
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Hustle Ep 3/6

Monday 18 January
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE
(L-R) Kelly Adams plays Emma, Adrian Lester plays Mickey, Robert Glenister plays Ash Morgan, Matt Di Angelo plays Sean and Robert Vaughn plays Albert Stroller
The gang may be skating on thin ice in today's programme

Albert is in Chinatown to close a deal with Phil and his brother-in-law, Czech Charlie, as the drama starring Adrian Lester, Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn and Matt Di Angelo continues.

Charlie is a notorious hard-man and not one to consider conning, so when Phil collapses and dies, Albert decides to cut his losses and leave the con. But Charlie isn't pulling out – he wants the cash by the end of the week or else. Can the team con their way to half a million pounds to save Albert's bacon?

First they need a mark, and quickly. Fortunately, Sean has found Luke Baincross; a wannabe playboy with a huge country mansion. Baincross Hall houses an Indian art collection, including a life-sized gold tiger worth £10m. Luke was planning to sell it to finance his third divorce, but the estate's trust has forbidden it. Emma is sent in to capture his attention with the hope they can steal the tiger, have Luke fake an insurance claim and pay the team a fee of half a million.

They convince Luke to lend it to a major museum to make it easier to steal and more convincing to the insurer. He loves the idea – it makes him money, gets him great publicity and he gets one over on the infuriating museum curator.

The gang set to work on a recce of the museum – escorted by the curator, Ms Baboor. She assures them that the museum's vault is the most secure 200 square feet in London. The team is left with the challenge of making sure that the tiger ends up in the gallery and not the impenetrable vault, but with Mickey having no plan B, the gang may be skating on thin ice...

Albert Stroller is played by Robert Vaughn, Phil by Colin Baker, Charlie by Velibor Topic, Sean Kennedy by Matt Di Angelo, Luke Baincross by Simon Daye, Emma Kennedy by Kelly Adams, Ms Baboor by Lolita Chakrabarti, Mickey Bricks by Adrian Lester and Ash Morgan by Robert Glenister.

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Late Kick Off

Monday 18 January
11.15-11.45pm BBC ONE

Football League fans across England are given unparalleled access to their teams with a new Monday-night regional magazine show called Late Kick Off.

The programme has a different version in each of seven regions – London and the South East; North West; North East and Cumbria; Yorkshire and Lincs; West and East Midlands; the East; and the combined South, West and South West – allowing the focus to remain on the clubs local to that area and offering fans more in-depth coverage behind the scenes, the teams, players, managers and backroom stories.

The show gets right to the heart of local football with a mix of discussion, opinion, interviews and match analysis.

Bringing all the drama and action from each division, it's more than just a highlights programme and features all football league clubs in England, while promising to get to grips with the issues fans want to talk about as well as giving some insightful reports both on and off the pitch.

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BBC TWO Monday 18 January 2010
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Great British Railway Journeys Ep 11/20

Monday 18 January
6.30-7.00pm BBC TWO

Michael Portillo begins his third journey, which takes him along Brunel's Great Western Railway (GWR) from Swindon to Penzance, as he continues to discover what remains of George Bradshaw's – the man who transformed travel in the UK – Britain.

In Bradshaw's time, Swindon was the headquarters of the GWR and had one of the largest railway works in Britain. Michael visits the railway village in Swindon to meet Ron Glass and Mary Starley who both used to work for GWR. They tell Michael about TRIP – the annual railway worker's holidays – during which they were given free travel on the trains to the seaside. It was the beginning of mass tourism and kick-started the development of seaside resorts in Devon and Cornwall.

Michael then travels on to Bath where he meets Dr Roger Rolls and finds out how the railways transformed this town. Once a preserve of the rich, the famous hot baths became accessible to everyone when the railways arrived. Michael finds out about the spa's history and takes a dip himself before spending the night in the Royal Crescent, in the former home of the Duke of York.

His last stop is Bristol, where Michael tries his hand at blowing blue glass, with James Adlington. Bristol's blue glass was world-famous in Bradshaw's time and is one of the local industries mentioned in the guide. Although most of the industry is long gone, James has revived one small workshop to make the glass in the traditional way.

Finally, Michael travels by boat through the Bristol docks with ferryman Tom Axon to hear about Brunel's plans for the first passenger steamship service to America. Their journey ends at the SS Great Britain, still in the docks at Bristol.

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Delia Through The Decades Ep 2/5

Monday 18 January
8.30-9.00pm BBC TWO

Delia Smith goes back to the Seventies in tonight's programme
Delia Smith goes back to the Seventies in tonight's programme

The Seventies was a time of power cuts, picket lines, punks ... and pate! And it was the decade when Delia Smith first came to the nation's attention.

Delia started her first "proper job" as a cookery writer for the Mirror Magazine where she met her future husband, Michael. When the magazine folded, Delia needed a new job and bravely took on the challenge of writing and devising six recipes a week for the London Evening Standard, drawing on her resources to come up with new ideas, often at the last minute.

In tonight's programme, Delia trusts her initiative once more to revisit a perennial favourite using the seasonal vegetables in her kitchen garden – a delicious red onion and parmesan salad with sage.

In 1973, Delia's friend and TV producer Frances Whitaker suggested her to the BBC, which was looking for a new face following years of Fanny Cradock. Before she knew it, Delia was given her own series, Family Fare. Frances and Delia go back to the old studio where they used to broadcast and relive the nerves and near misses of those one-take episodes.

Delia and her mother re-watch the very first episode of Family Fare and Delia cooks one of her favourite candlelight dinner dishes from that series – pork chops braised with wild mushrooms. Originally, she made it with cream and button mushrooms but, in tonight's programme, she updates it with crème fraiche and porcini.

During the Seventies, Delia also published four books. She has selected her personal favourite from that time – a coffee and walnut cake – to bake again.

There is also a contribution tonight from David Attenborough, who helped Delia get her next project on to the BBC – Delia Smith's Cookery Course.

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The British Family – Sex Ep 2/4

High Definition programme
Monday 18 January
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO

Kirsty Young continues to explore The British Family
Kirsty Young continues to explore The British Family

Kirsty Young explores the impact of the sexual revolution, as the series covering the British family from post-war to the present day continues.

The British Family is a powerful and moving account of the experience that frames all our lives. In the second programme, Kirsty talks to ordinary British families and takes an enjoyable journey through comedy, drama and music to show how sex gripped the British through the era and left traditional ideas about the family struggling to keep up.

She begins by looking at the protest at the 1970 Miss World beauty pageant, when feminist protesters disrupted the contest with flour bombs and whistles. The event captures in dramatic style the two great forces that crashed through family life in the Seventies and Eighties – the sexualisation of society and the feminist revolution.

Kirsty charts how sexual freedom exploded in the Seventies and found its way into ordinary British households with porn magazines and movies and sex manuals, including The Joy Of Sex. This had a profound effect on family life and horrified those who clung to traditional values.

She also looks at the growth of singles, the fastest-growing sector of the British population, who contributed to the sense of spiralling sexual activity through the era.

The film also considers the huge impact that feminism had on family, both intellectually and practically, as many women sought greater independence, self-expression and job satisfaction. This wave of unrest ripples through ordinary British homes in arguments about who did what and why, and through society in a social upheaval that continues today. Kirsty meets some of the women who adopted feminism and talks to them about how difficult it was to make it work in ordinary British family life.

She also looks at the dark side of the sexual revolution – the surge in sexual violence, the horror of the Yorkshire Ripper murders and the devastating arrival of Aids, which inextricably linked sexual promiscuity with an early death.

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American Football – Super Bowl Play-Offs

Monday 18 January
11.20pm-12.20am BBC TWO (Schedule change 18 December)

Matt Roberts presents highlights from the NFL Divisional play-offs.

Only eight teams were left in contention to reach Super Bowl XLIV ahead of this weekend, each knowing that victory would put them in to the Divisional Championship game, while defeat would end their season.

Will home-field advantage prove to be exactly that for the top two seeded sides in the AFC and NFC Conferences?

The Indianapolis Colts (AFC) and New Orleans Saints (NFC) have been two of the form teams of the season: can they hold their nerve to progress with the season finale just two victories away?

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Network TV BBC Week 3: Tuesday 19 January 2010

BBC ONE Tuesday 19 January 2010
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Holby City

Tuesday 19 January
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE
Linden (Duncan Pow) wants to help Faye through her grief
Linden (Duncan Pow) wants to help Faye through her grief

Linden wants to regain his friendship with Faye and help her through the loss of her son, Archie, as the medical drama continues. Faye finds her shift tough as she has to deal with the death of a young child.

Meanwhile, Thandie wants to persuade Ric to give her a second chance, but any hopes for reconciliation are shattered when she mishandles a case. Ric's suspicions are confirmed as he, Elliot and Thandie battle to stabilise a patient in theatre – Thandie hasn't changed.

When Maria is entrusted with running Darwin in Faye's absence, the stress gets to her. Maria realises that she's become a monster and is reminded that there are more important things in life than being perfect.

Linden is played by Duncan Pow, Faye by Patsy Kensit Healy, Thandie by Ginny Holder, Ric by Hugh Quarshie, Elliot by Paul Bradley and Maria by Phoebe Thomas.

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Survivors Ep 2/6

High Definition programme
Tuesday 19 January
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

With Abby still missing, and Greg recovering from his injuries, the family are holed up in the city, scavenging for survival, as the series written by Adrian Hodges and starring Julie Graham, Paterson Joseph, Zoe Tapper, Max Beesley and Nikki Amuka-Bird continues.

While Naj leaves graffiti messages across the crumbling landscape for Abby, Tom steals supplies from another group of survivors. The family learns that other people have been abducted in the same way as Abby, and that the kidnappers bear the markings of PSJ, a pharmaceutical company with offices in the city.

As Tom leads Al, Anya and Sarah off on this trail, Greg and Naj find themselves confronted by the group Tom stole from.

Meanwhile, in the lab, Abby is re-infected by Whittaker, who will stop at nothing to find his miracle vaccine...

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

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 19 January 2010
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Great British Railway Journeys Ep 12/20

Tuesday 19 January
6.30-7.00pm BBC TWO

Michael Portillo continues on his Great British Railway Journeys
Michael Portillo continues on his Great British Railway Journeys

In the second leg of his third journey in the series, from Swindon to Penzance, Michael Portillo starts in Yatton and visits the Strawberry line – so named because it was once used to transport fresh seasonal strawberries from Cheddar across the country.

Former signalman Mike Lyle shares his memories of working on the line with Michael. It was closed by Dr Beeching in the Sixties and is now a walking and cycling path. At the other end of the line Michael visits Andrew Seagers, one of the few remaining strawberry farmers in Cheddar, to find out why they were such a delicacy and what's happened to the industry since George Bradshaw's – the man who transformed travel in Britain – time.

Next, Michael explores the famous Cheddar Gorge. When the railways reached Cheddar, it became a popular destination for day trippers, especially when a Victorian entrepreneur discovered the caves and lit them with electric lights. Archaeologist Hugh Cornwell takes Michael around the caves and shows him where Cheddar Man – 9,000 years old and the oldest complete skeleton in Britain – was found.

Through DNA testing, scientists found one of his direct descendants still living in the village so Michael pays him a visit. Retired local schoolteacher Adrian Target also happens to be a collector of Bradshaw timetables.

This leg of Michael's journey ends in Weston Super Mare, a resort that flourished when the railway came to town. Here, he hitches a lift with the RNLI to see the now-derelict Birnbeck pier. Mentioned in Bradshaw's Guide, it is one of the oldest piers in Britain and Michael meets pier historian Stan Terrell and learns that it was once popular with day trippers arriving by steamship from Wales, and that it was also a secret research centre during the Second World War for scientists working on the bouncing bomb.

Before leaving Weston, Michael enjoys a very British seaside tradition, a walk along the beach with Kevin Mager and his donkeys.

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BBC THREE Tuesday 19 January 2010
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Coming Of Age Ep 2/8

Tuesday 19 January
Time to be confirmed BBC THREE

As part of their general studies course, the principal has bought the college a local radio licence so the gang decides to do a radio play, as the comedy about students in Abingdon continues.

Ollie discovers his creative streak as both playwright and director, being the self-proclaimed most talented person in the group.

Following some less-than-spectacular auditions, Ollie succumbs to the temptations of the casting couch and gives Jas the lead role, much to Chloe's chagrin.

There's an awe-inspiring homage to Murder She Wrote as the gang lurch into a disastrous performance of the radio play complete with long pauses, dodgy accents and the worst sound effects ever.

And things go from bad to worse when DK is let loose on the microphone.

Ollie is played by Ceri Phillips, Jas by Hannah Job and Chloe by Anabel Barnston.

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BBC FOUR Tuesday 19 January 2010
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We Need Answers Ep 8/13

Tuesday 19 January
10.00-10.30pm BBC FOUR

Presenter and comedian Sue Perkins competes with doctor and comedian Phil Hammond in tonight's episode of We Need Answers, the anarchic comedy game in which celebrities answer questions texted in by members of the public.

Sue and Phil try to see if they can eat, move and think at the same time – the cue for yoghurt, spinning chairs and a word search.

Mark Watson hosts, Tim Key is in the question master's chair and Alex Horne provides expert analysis from a booth, as the two celebrities battle it out to be crowned the winner and avoid donning "The Clogs of Defeat".

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Network TV BBC Week 3: Wednesday 20 January 2010

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

Wednesday 20 January
6.30-7.00pm BBC TWO

Michael's first stop of the day on the third leg of his journey from Swindon to Penzance is Torquay, a resort that was especially recommended by George Bradshaw – the man who transformed travel in Britain – for its warm climate.

He meets meteorologist David Braine to find out if it's true that Torquay is Britain's warmest spot. He then takes a trip back in time on the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam railway along the English Riviera, one of the most scenic railway journeys in Britain.

Arriving at his next stop, Dartmouth, Michael spends the night at The Royal Castle, a very old hotel mentioned in Bradshaw's Guide, where the owner tells him about the town's naval past. The next morning, Bradshaw recommends a mini excursion up the River Dart so Michael heads out on a boat with salmon fisherman Nick Prust. The Dart used to be full of salmon but, these days, Nick is one of the few people allowed to fish the river and still uses traditional methods.

Nick takes Michael all the way up the Dart to Totnes, which is Michael's last stop of the day. Totnes has changed hugely since Bradshaw's time, and is in the midst of a campaign to become more green. Michael takes a rickshaw taxi running on recycled chip fat to explore the town and meets Rob Hopkins, founder of Transition Town Totnes, a campaign for sustainability that started here and is now a global movement. Rob shows Michael some Totnes pounds, the new local currency, and, after changing some of his own Bank of England pounds into Totnes pounds, Michael sets off around the town to spend them.

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The Persuasionists –
The Head Of Handsomeness Ep 2/6

Wednesday 20 January
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO

L-R: Iain Lee as Billy, Daisy Haggard as Emma, Jarred Christmas as Clive, Adam Buxton as Greg and Simon Farnaby as Keaton
The comedy set in a fictional advertising agency continues

Emma embarks on her task of ensuring that all ugly employees are placed out of sight in the boiler room, while the beautiful are available to receive clients in the "corridor of beauty", as the comedy set in a fictional advertising agency continues.

On the shoot for the Night Gak cream, Greg and Billy find that the photographer they hired on the premise of being gay is, in fact, straight – and the result is horrendous images which have none of the class and brilliance they expected.

Greg finds that his ordinary features attract model girlfriend Victoria who is looking for a man who will refrain from stealing any of her limelight – a girlfriend soon snatched from underneath his nose by boss Clive.

Power-hungry Emma, meanwhile, eventually goes overboard with her plans for the staff.

Emma is played by Daisy Haggard, Greg by Adam Buxton, Billy by Iain Lee, Victoria by Kelly Adams and Clive by Jarred Christmas.

Please note: this series began in Week 2.

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BBC ONE Thursday 21 January 2010
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Relic – Guardians Of The Museum Ep 1/13

New series
Thursday 21 January
4.30-5.00pm BBC ONE

Agatha (Gemma Arrowsmith) is the mysterious and ghostly tour guide in Relic
Agatha (Gemma Arrowsmith) is the mysterious and ghostly tour guide in Relic

The BBC continues its partnership with the British Museum in Relic – Guardians Of The Museum, a new 13-part series for CBBC in which teams of children face the challenge of a lifetime. The children visit the museum at night to unlock the mysteries behind 13 of the objects featured in, and inspired by, the BBC Radio 4 series.

Accompanied on their journey through the museum by Agatha, a mysterious and ghostly tour guide, the adventurers must complete challenges and confront visions from the past in their quest for answers.

While avoiding the "dark forces" that roam the galleries at night, they discover the history behind some of the museum's most famous exhibits, including the mystery of the Easter Island Statue; how the Rosetta Stone unlocked the secrets of Ancient Egypt; and the premonition that led to the discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship burial. Racing against time, their success is rewarded by "guardianship of the museum" but, if they fail, they face eternal incarceration within the museum walls.

A website to accompany the series will be available nearer transmission at bbc.co.uk/cbbc containing further information about the objects featured in the show.

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Material Girl Ep 2/6

High Definition programme
Thursday 21 January
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

Things are hotting up with Ali and new boyfriend Chris, but the situation makes her as nervous as she is ecstatic, as the romantic comedy set in the world of fashion continues.

Ali fears that she'll mess everything up by being mistrustful. A second date goes off without a hitch until she secretly reads a text message asking Chris to meet someone the following day. Ali makes an ill-judged decision to follow him and is totally thrown when she spies a young girl calling him daddy! Chris is appalled by her antics and Ali fears she has totally blown her chances with him. After much soul-searching with best friend Alex, she realises she's the one that can't be trusted, not Chris.

Meanwhile, Ali's faith in Marco is dashed when she discovers they have no financial backing for their business. Well, they might have if Ali manages to impress powerhouse couple Caroline and Nick. But they insist on having a creative input in the form of a "synthetic fabric" that Ali has to use in her collection. Ali is furious, but Marco insists this is their only option if they want to have a business. At the same time, Davina is trying to sue Ali, so it looks as though Ali's business dreams are in tatters on all fronts...

Ali Redcliffe is played by Lenora Crichlow; Chris by O-T Fagbenle; Marco by Michael Landes; Caroline by Holly Aird; Nick by David Easter; and Davina by Dervla Kirwan.

Material Girl also stars Nick Blood as Alex; Ingrid Oliver as Mimi; Joanna Kanska as Dorota; Anna Brewster as Lydia; Esther Smith as Trish; Vyelle Croom as Orlando; Anthony Calf as Anthony Chatsworth; Lucy Holt as Fenella; Sadie Pickering as Louise; Michael Higgs as Scott and Severn Brand as Rose.

Material Girl is also 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 – Run: Part 1 Ep 5/10

High Definition programme
Thursday 21 January
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

Leo returns to work after his recovery from a life-threatening head trauma, in the first of a new two-part story in the forensic science drama. His first case involves the shattered body of a young woman, Ruth Gardiner, found at the bottom of a block of derelict flats having apparently fallen from the roof.

A post-mortem indicates suicide, but Leo realises he missed vital signs when he uncovers evidence that the girl had been shot in the head before being dragged to the roof and thrown off, leading the police to reopen the case.

When DI Neill seems reluctant to pursue the possibility that Ruth may have been an informant for undercover police officer "Phil", Leo starts to wonder if he is part of a cover-up. Phil tells girlfriend Danielle Boyce that his colleagues are trying to frame him for Ruth's murder.

When a gun is found near Ruth's squat, investigations lead Neill to Alex Webb, who works for a car dealer. His colleague, Peter Carmody, lies when questioned claiming that he has not seen Alex for at least a week.

Harry, meanwhile, is forced to confront some uncomfortable family secrets when an old family friend, Mary Bradburn, shows up at the Lyell Centre for the post-mortem of her husband, James. Although James had cancer, it was not advanced enough to kill him. So why did he die so unexpectedly?

William Gaminara plays Professor Leo Dalton, John Bowe plays DI Neill, Denise Gough plays Danielle Boyce, Nyasha Hatendi plays Alex Webb and Alec Newman plays Peter Carmody.

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.

MO

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BBC TWO Thursday 21 January 2010
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Great British Railway Journeys Ep 14/20

Thursday 21 January
6.30-7.00pm BBC TWO

Perhaps, as expected, Michael Portillo begins today's leg of his journey from Swindon to Penzance in a railway carriage, but this one's not moving. He's just spent the night in a converted travelling post office railway carriage owned by Lizzie and David Stroud at St Germans.

After finding out about the history of the post office trains, Michael heads for Par, the centre of Cornwall's clay mining industry. This was a thriving industry in George Bradshaw's – the man who transformed travel in Britain – time and still is today.

Clay miner Ivor Bowditch shows Michael around the largest clay mine in the world and lets him try his hand at flushing clay out of the ground using a powerful water cannon. Together, they take the single gauge clay train to the port of Fowey through some of the most scenic countryside in Cornwall.

Next, Michael makes his way to Mevagissey via St Austell. Mevagissey was a busy pilchard-fishing village in Bradshaw's time and there are still pilchard fishermen there today. In the evening, Andrew Lakeman takes Michael out on his boat to see how methods have changed since Bradshaw's day, and tells Michael about the recent renaissance in the fortunes of pilchard fisherman. For a while, pilchards were unpopular but, having been remarketed as Cornish sardines, sales are taking off again.

Just outside Mevagissey, Michael stops off at the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The estate of Heligan is mentioned in Bradshaw's guide but it was a private house in those days. Today, it's one of Cornwall's top visitor attractions. He meets horticulturalist Philip Macmillan Browse who explains how, in Victorian times, estates like Heligan sponsored plant hunters to collect exotic seeds from around the world. Many of these plants spread throughout the country, finding their way via the railways into many a suburban garden.

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BBC ONE Friday 22 January 2010
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Silent Witness – Run: Part 2 Ep 6/10

High Definition programme
Friday 22 January
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

The police are called out to a flat, rented in Danielle's name, and discover a large amount of blood and what looks like a murder scene, as the forensic drama continues. DNA matches that of Danielle, Alex and Ruth's unidentified lover, Terry. Leo begins to suspect that Phil is somehow linked to all the murders, but has no evidence to prove it.

When Leo remembers where Danielle said she had met Phil, police are led to the home of Peter Carmody's wife. Samples from her house belonging to her husband match the DNA of Phil and Terry, revealing they are all the same man. He has been leading secret lives, pretending to be an undercover police officer.

The police continue to close in on Carmody and are directed to some secluded woods where he used to play out his childhood fantasies. Danielle's body is discovered and Leo's examinations lead to Carmody's arrest.

As Harry comes to terms with family revelations, Nikki persuades him to finally look into the circumstances of his own father's suicide. This spurs him to re-examine James Bradburn's body, only to discover traces of adhesive on the neck. Forensic analysis suggests he had taped a plastic bag over his head in order to suffocate himself.

Denise Gough plays Danielle Boyce, Nyasha Hatendi plays Alex Webb, Alec Newman plays Peter Carmody, William Gaminara plays Professor Leo Dalton, Tom Ward plays Dr Harry Cunningham and Emilia Fox plays Dr Nikki Alexander. Tonight's episode also stars Jaye Griffiths as Janet Mander, John Bowe as DI Neill, Natalie J Robb as Amanda Fry and Frances Tomelty as Anne Cunningham.

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

MO

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BBC TWO Friday 22 January 2010
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Great British Railway Journeys Ep 15/20

Friday 22 January
6.30-7.00pm BBC TWO

Michael Portillo is now on the last leg of his journey from Swindon to Penzance, as the series in which he makes four epic journeys across the length and breadth of the country to see what remains of George Bradshaw's Britain – the man who transformed travel in the UK in 1840 with his railway guides – continues.

Michael passes through Truro on the way to Perran Sands to find out about a mysterious church mentioned in Bradshaw's Guide. Meeting up with Angela Penrose, Michael heads into the sand dunes in search of the lost church of St Piran. St Piran was the patron saint of Cornish tin miners and his original church is thought to be one of the earliest Christian sites in England. It was gradually buried by the shifting sands and lay buried for centuries until the sands parted again in Bradshaw's time, quickly becoming a site of pilgrimage for many.

Redruth is the next stop, to see what remains of the Cornish tin industry, which was in full production during Bradshaw's time. Michael meets mine manager John Webster, who takes him down the tunnels in South Crofty mine. Although South Crofty closed in the Nineties, John is trying to reopen it again, after a resurgence in the demand for tin.

Leaving Redruth, Michael heads for St Ives to spend the night in Treganna Castle. Mentioned in Bradshaw's Guide as a private house, it was taken over by the Great Western Railway and turned into a hotel. The next morning he journeys on to the Helford River estuary to meet oyster farmer Ben Wright. Ben takes Michael out to the oyster beds to harvest and sample some fresh oysters, and explains what's happened to the oyster industry since Bradshaw's time. Finally, Michael heads to the end of the line at Penzance to find out how the railways linked even the remotest Cornish villages to the rest of the country.

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Empire Of The Seas – The Golden Ocean Ep 2/4

Friday 22 January
9.00-10.00pm BBCTWO

Dan Snow continues his epic journey examining how the Navy shaped modern Britain and, in this week's second episode, reveals how 18th-century Britain and the Navy rose from the depths of military and economic disaster to achieve global supremacy.

Along the way, the Navy became the lynchpin of the proto-British state, revolutionised agriculture and economics and laid the foundations for the introduction of industry.

In 1690, France ruled the waves. For Britain to be capable of resisting the most powerful country in Europe it needed a bigger Navy and that required vast funding. The solution was the creation of a new kind of financial institution, the Bank of England. Dan recounts how investor Samuel Jeake, a Rye merchant, became part of the country's first credit boom. The National Debt was born and more than £300,000 was used to bolster the Navy. The spending spree that followed transformed the economy of Britain.

The ironworks of one enterprising industrialist, Ambrose Crowley, became the largest in Europe because of its naval orders, signifying the first shoots of the industrial revolution. On the oceans, naval warships protected the British traders on which England's prosperity relied and behind the vanguard of its now formidable naval forces, Britain had become a commercial powerhouse.

By the middle of the 18th century, Britain and France were equally matched. If Britain wanted to realise global domination, the Navy's internal structures, logistics and strategic thinking needed improvement. Dan explores the achievements of naval hero George Anson, who introduced uniforms and a formal system of rank. He rewrote the Navy rule book making relentless aggression a hallmark of the Navy, a psychological weapon as important as the quality of the ships and guns. He also introduced supply chains. By delivering fresh food to operational ships, British squadrons were able to stay at sea indefinitely. This action sowed the seeds of the agricultural revolution.

By 1756, French and British forces were embroiled in The Seven Years War. As French forces around the world began to capitulate, in Britain the church bells rang in celebration. In 1759, one nation dominated the world's oceans and, for the first time in history, Britannia really did rule the waves.

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CBBC Friday 22 January 2010
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Tracy Beaker Returns Ep 4/13

High Definition programme
Friday 22 January
5.15pm-5.45pm CBBC

Tracy is told to enforce the cleaning rotas this week, as 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.

Believing it will help get him and Tee fostered, Johnny starts volunteering himself and Tee for everyone's chores in return for gold stars in his file. Tracy, however, feels Johnny is bullying Tee and promises her gold stars no matter what she does.

Tee starts behaving badly, climbs the big tree in the garden and gets stuck. Johnny blames Tracy and Tee falls, narrowly escaping serious injury – thanks to an intervention by Toby. Tracy believes she'll get sacked but none of the kids have told Mike or Gina about it and her intervention has brought Johnny to a closer understanding with his sister and a realisation he has anger issues.

Tracy is played by Dani Harmer, Tee by Mia McKenna-Bruce, Johnny by Joe Maw, Toby by John Bell, 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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Spirit Warriors – A Warrior Is Born Ep 1/10

New series
Friday 22 January
5.45-6.10pm CBBC
L-R: Trix (Gilles Geary), Jen (Alicia Lai), Bo (Jessica Henwick), Martin (Karl Rogers) and Vicky (Lil Simz)
Trix, Jen, Bo, Martin and Vicky are transformed into spirit warriors as this new children's programme begins

CBBC viewers are set to step into a mystical realm where dragons talk, shadows come to life and the fate of the world lies in the hands of a teenager and her friends, in the new action-packed, martial arts, fantasy drama series Spirit Warriors.

Mixing live-action martial arts fantasy with CGI characters and the latest digital technology, Spirit Warriors promises to deliver a visual spectacle the whole family can enjoy.

Inspired by ancient Chinese myths and legends, the show follows Bo, her sister, Jen, and fellow school kids Vicky, Trix and Martin who, during a trip to a museum, are transported to a parallel spirit world.

Once there, they find themselves transformed into spirit warriors, each with their own special spirit power. With the help of their mentor, Shen, a Chinese water dragon, they have to use their new-found skills to navigate the realms of wood, water, Earth and fire and find 12 legendary spirit pieces before the evil warlord Li and his henchman, Hwang, can get their hands on them. If the heroes succeed they'll save the universe – and Bo's mum. If they fail, both the spirit world and our own will fall under Li's power. There's just one problem – they're 21st-century British kids who don't have much experience of making polite conversation with an ancient dragon.

In this high-action series, the new spirit warriors face the biggest challenges of their lives as they have to battle monkey people, come face to face with giant snakes, deal with devious fortune-tellers and even confront their own worst nightmares in the Temple of The Four Winds.

In today's opener, the five children find themselves transported to the spirit world where they meet Shen for the first time. Will the new warriors succeed in their first mission and get to grips with their new spirit powers?

Bo is played by Jessica Henwick, Jen by Alicia Lai, Vicky by Lil' Simz, Trix by Gilles Geary, Martin by Karl Rogers, Li by Benedict Wong, Hwang by Tom Wu and Fei-Yan by Daphne Cheung.

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