Thursday 05 Dec 2013
Dan Walker and guests look ahead to the weekend's football.
Premier League new boys Blackpool are away at Arsenal in their first top-flight meeting since 1971, while champions Chelsea travel to Wigan. In the Championship, Leeds take on Millwall. In Scotland, Celtic host St Mirren, the side who effectively ended the Glasgow giants' SPL challenge last season with a shock 4-0 victory.
The Tower Of Terror returns to test another eight ordinary members of the public as they hope to answer general knowledge questions correctly and win a £10,000 cash prize. But, unlike any other game show in the world, answering a question incorrectly on this show means more than just humiliation – it means being dropped, pushed or shot off the studio for good. As always, the proceedings are overseen by Steve Jones, aided by his sidekick, Nemone.
Tonight's show includes a trainee maths teacher whose biggest fear is not being in control, and a swimming coach who aims to give his mum the winnings should he be the last lucky contestant left standing.
Conservation officer Richard, 31, plans to use the Earth's natural power to help him scoop the prize money, while 21-year-old administrator Kat hopes to make her boyfriend pop the question if she avoids the drop. One contestant who isn't short of words is fast-talking Scot Laura, who tries to avoid getting booted off the show – literally – when Steve reveals he will be kicking one contestant off the Tower with his huge, oversized comedy boot.
As ever, more unique, terrifying and downright silly exits await this batch of daredevils, including Exit No. 1, with the unlucky contestant holding the wrong answer facing a gut-wrenching bungee free-fall off the top of the Tower and off the show.
With the field cut in half Exit 70 is the ultimate petrolhead's dream and worst nightmare all rolled into one. Awaiting the losing contestant is a one-way ticket in a fast-moving car as it hits a ramp, sending it hurtling headlong into the cold and murky waters below the giant concrete tower.
With the sun setting, the remaining three contestants face the grand finale, Exit 101 itself – The Trapdoor. Here, it's all about choosing the one right answer. Two will fall through the floor into dark waters below, leaving just one lucky winner who will leave via the stairs, £10,000 better off.
A mum nominates her musical-crazy daughter for the surprise of her life – a duet with West End star Kerry Ellis – as John Barrowman continues to make dreams come true in Tonight's The Night. Kerry also performs with legendary Queen guitarist Brian May.
A dance troupe is put through its paces by Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli – can their routine do his masterclass justice?
Hollywood stars Adam Sandler and Chris Rock invite one lucky deserving young man onto the red carpet for the première of their new movie; and there's a surprise in store for a Matt Monro fan who usually serenades senior citizens...
A studio audience member is also surprised this week when John has a special song dedication.
It's a night full of surprises and magical moments as dreams come true for some special people.
Charlie is about to become a grandfather, Jordan learns the truth about Zoe's pregnancy and Adam celebrates his 40th birthday after a terrible year, as the current series of the medical drama draws to a close.
It's still the night of the Ludlow Foundation event and a power cut has struck the north of Holby, plunging the Emergency Department into a state of chaos. When Yuki punches Lenny in the face for a second time, after finding out he's accepted a bribe from Ludlow to be awarded the JAFA fellowship, a fight ensues in the middle of the ED. Called to help break it up, Jordan is quick to work out that Lenny was in cahoots with Ludlow.
Shona arrives at the hospital for a check-up in terrible pain – she hasn't felt the baby kick for days. Finding her collapsed on the floor in the dark, Lenny and Yuki put aside their differences to help her out, reviving the baby when it's born not breathing.
After being quizzed about her continued use of fertility drugs, Zoe finally confesses to Jordan that she's not pregnant. Jordan is deeply shocked and later impassive when Zoe tells him she loves him in front of the entire department. Will he be able to forgive her?
After urging Ludlow to go to the police and confess all, Jordan tells Yuki and Lenny that, despite their good work, there will be no fellowship and no more funding. Will the young doctors ever be able to return to Holby's Emergency Department?
It's Adam's 40th birthday and the ED staff throw a surprise party to celebrate. Adam reveals a T-shirt with the slogan "old, free and single" as the team toast Charlie's new grand-daughter – baby Megan – and Tess looks on with a smile. Is this a new beginning for them all?
Derek Thompson plays Charlie, Michael French plays Jordan, Sunetra Sarker plays Zoe, Tristan Gemmill plays Adam, Will Sharpe plays Yuki, Steven Miller plays Lenny, Alec Newman guest stars as Ludlow, Evelyn Hoskins plays Shona and Suzanne Packer plays Tess.
Gary Lineker presents highlights from the second week of matches in the new Premier League season.
Champions Chelsea will be keen to avoid a repeat of last season's shock 3-1 defeat at Wigan. Blackpool have not won a top-flight game at Arsenal since 1958 – will their luck change today?
Blackburn travel to Birmingham hoping for a first win at St Andrews since 2003, while West Brom host Sunderland. Elsewhere, Wolves are at Everton, West Ham welcome Bolton to Upton Park and Stoke host Tottenham.
The National Youth Orchestra's annual BBC Prom this year puts the spotlight on two 19th-century French masterworks: Paul Dukas's thrilling mix of witty narrative and symphonic momentum, The Sorcerer's Apprentice; and the symphony that made the young Hector Berlioz's name, Symphonie fantastique.
Both works have a dark side – The Sorcerer's Apprentice summoning the anarchic spirits while his master is out of the way; and the opium-fuelled nightmares of a young love-sick artist, which include his own execution and a witches' Sabbath, in Berlioz's work.
The programme also includes the London première of Julian Anderson's own contrast-packed Fantasias, a work which showcases the plentiful talent in each of the NYO's instrumental sections in turn.
Katie Derham presents the Prom, and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is conducted by Semyon Bychkov.
This Prom will be repeated on BBC Radio 3 on Thursday 12 August at 2pm.
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