Wednesday 24 Sep 2014
Phil responds to his situation in the worst way possible, in tonight's visit to Albert Square. Elsewhere, Chelsea has a difficult confession to make, while Carol meets her match.
Phil is played by Steve McFadden, Chelsea by Tiana Benjamin and Carol by Lindsey Coulson.
James Nesbitt, Minnie Driver and Goran Visnjic star in this summer’s blockbuster series The Deep, a new and original thriller set thousands of feet below the Arctic ice.
Simon Donald's drama follows the crew of The Orpheus, an oceanographic submarine, as they search the final frontiers of Earth for unknown and remarkable life forms. The team onboard believe their findings could potentially lead to the next generation of bio-fuels, which could solve the energy crisis.
But before the ecosystem can be fully explored, a series of catastrophic events strikes The Orpheus. Hardly surprising given the environment – crushing pressure, boiling vent gases, freezing temperature gradients and total darkness. This is the deepest, furthest, loneliest place on Earth. The Lomonosov Ridge – an enormous tract of sea-floor – is a disputed territory. Nobody comes here.
However, it soon becomes clear that there’s more than just Mother Nature attacking them. There is someone else out there...
The last team who went – including Clem’s wife – died in mysterious circumstances, so the Orpheus crew are already feeling nervous when a salvage inspector unexpectedly joins their mission. What does he know about the lost crew, and who is he working for?
James Nesbitt (Occupation, Murphy's Law) stars as Clem Donnelly, alongside Minnie Driver (Circle Of Friends, Good Will Hunting) as Frances Kelly and Goran Visnjic (ER, Welcome To Sarajevo) as Samson Ungliss.
The Deep is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.
EastEnders favourite Cheryl Fergison, who plays Heather; One Show regular Dominic Littlewood; chef Jean Christophe Novelli; and Skins actor Luke Pasquilino join hosts Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer and team captains Ulrika Jonsson and Jack Dee on this week's edition of the hit comedy quiz show.
Angelos Epithemiou, meanwhile, takes his regular seat to keep both the scores and the panel in their place.
Tonight, Vic invites Heather to join him in a very special picnic and Jack takes part in the final challenge – worryingly called "face-pain".
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.
The extraordinary and uber-glamorous world of freestyle dancing takes the spotlight in the second episode of the series exploring the pressures on young people to grow up too quickly in image-obsessed Britain.
Chloe, 11, has gained much-needed confidence in a world where wildly flamboyant costumes sparkle with thousands of diamante diamonds and cost up to £2,000 apiece. Living with her mum and younger sister, Daisy, in Northern Ireland, Chloe has been bullied about her weight since she was six and has suffered serious confidence issues. Now she's just started secondary school and, although she's much happier, the name calling hasn't quite gone away.
Through all this strife the only thing that has kept her going is dance. Freestyle is the fastest-growing form of dance in the UK at the moment; it takes place in dance halls and town halls all over Britain and Northern Ireland. A glamorous form of dance, freestyle is a highly physical mix between rave and Rio carnival where the contestants wear exaggerated make-up and sport dark tans to get noticed on the floor.
Chloe started dancing five years ago and it gave her a place where she felt free, safe and able to dance out all her frustrations. She's also really quite good and has amassed more than 200 trophies. The only thing she hasn't done is dance at Champ level, in which contestants must dance alone in front of the judges in the final. So far, Chloe has always felt too awkward to step out on the floor with all eyes on her.
This film follows Chloe as she tries to overcome her self-consciousness in order to impress the judges in one of the most looks-conscious dance scenes in the world.
"I used to think about my appearance and the names people called me at primary school – fat, ugly... I had no confidence in myself," says Chloe. "Now I think it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, I think I look good and I feel good about myself."
The series forms part of BBC Three's Adult Season, exploring the pressures on young people to grow up quickly, and what it means to be an adult in Britain today.
Last year's Adult Season brought the channel the best two weeks' viewing figures in its history among its target audience of 16- to 34-year-olds, reaching 45 per cent of this audience and 18.5m people overall. The season website was also one of the strongest for the channel, peaking with 37,000 unique users. It also proved popular on BBC iPlayer, with four of the programmes from the season featuring in the Top 20 during the weeks of transmission.
Tabloid favourite and glamour model Alicia Douvall is rarely out of the papers. However, there is one aspect of her life which doesn't feature heavily in the headlines and that is the relationship she has with her daughter, 14-year-old Georgia. BBC Three's Adult Season continues tonight with Glamour Models, Mum And Me, and asks what life is like when your mum is Alicia Douvall.
At 14, Georgia is a hard-working, studious academic who has come to a crossroads in her life, having to decide which path to take – studies or celebrity. While Alicia instinctively sees a career path similar to her own in the modelling industry as best for her daughter, Georgia's godfather, Paul, tries to instil in her the need for a full, balanced education so that she can decide her own future.
Tonight's film follows mother and daughter on an eventful trip to the USA during Georgia's half-term break. When Alicia unexpectedly suffers a problem with her breast implant on the flight, however, the plans for shopping and relaxation on the beach are put on hold while they track down a plastic surgeon to perform an emergency operation.
Georgia ends up spending her holiday in a succession of waiting rooms, trying to teach herself trigonometry and the other classes she is missing, while looking after her mum as she recovers post-op.
The pair share a warm and unique bond and Georgia explains what life is like growing up with a mum under the intense scrutiny of celebrity culture and how this influences the decisions she makes as she continues her journey to adulthood.
Glamour Models, Mum And Me is part of BBC Three's Adult Season on TV and online at bbc.co.uk/adultseason.
It's geezer fox Vince's birthday and, to surprise him, metro-sexual fox Nelson organises a rooftop picnic to celebrate, as the surprising adult multispecies comedy continues. However, after an incident with a party popper goes wrong, Vince falls off the roof and ends up in a coma, leaving Nelson to look after his patch.
Stepping up to his new responsibilities, Nelson attempts to put the tearaways living on Vince's patch back on the right path by teaching them the benefits of being middle class.
Destiny tires of dating a bossy sheepdog, meanwhile, and turns her attention to a comatose Vince who, in his unconscious state, turns out to be the perfect date as he can never tell her what to do. It's all going so well, until Vince wakes up ...
Meanwhile, cynical pigeon Kali plots revenge on Harry Hill after seeing her mum get electrocuted on You've Been Framed.
Vince is voiced by Paul Kaye, Nelson by Rufus Jones, Destiny by Lucy Montgomery and Kali by Katy Brand. Vicky Butler-Henderson also guest stars in tonight's episode.
Mongrels is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.
Clare Balding continues her journey in cycling author Harold Briercliffe's wheel tracks on the Isle of Wight, where she discovers the rich history of influential visitors to the island.
Arriving by ferry from the mainland, Clare's two-wheel expedition, guided by Briercliffe's The Cycling Touring Guides, begins at Shanklin – one of the many genteel resorts which made the island a Victorian Riviera.
She explores its reputation as a place for alternative thinkers, revolutionaries and artists – such as Darwin, Dickens and Tennyson. It was also a refuge for royalty – Queen Victoria spent summers at nearby Osborne House.
In Shanklin, Clare spots the house where Darwin sat down to write On The Origin Of Species. At Winterbourne, she seeks out the beautiful holiday home rented by Dickens, desperate to cure a case of writer's block with David Copperfield.
Next stop is St Boniface Down, the highest point on the island. Briercliffe described the site of RAF Ventnor's Second World War radar masts as a real eyesore.
Clare meets historian Simon Perry to hear the story of these extraordinary structures and the part they played in saving Britain from the German Luftwaffe. She then heads off to Ventnor and Undercliff where both Karl Marx and the young Winston Churchill had taken the air.
Dropping in at the Buddle Inn, described by Briercliffe as a "sophisticated roadhouse", Clare enjoys a refreshing drink before embarking on the final leg of her journey along the Military Road to Tennyson Down.
She meets an old friend – Elizabeth Hutchings – who explains that Tennyson wrote Crossing The Bar, his famous elegy, on the ferry from nearby Freshwater back to the mainland.
Britain By Bike is part of BBC Four's season celebrating the outdoors – The Call Of The Wild.
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