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Network TV BBC Week 37: Tuesday 14 September 2010

BBC ONE Tuesday 14 September 2010

Blue Peter

Tuesday 14 September
4.30-4.55pm BBC ONE and CBBC

In this special episode of the iconic children's programme, recorded at the Tate Modern during London's Thames Festival, Blue Peter shows children how they can get involved in the Tate Movie Project.

The unique, mass-participation event allows children to help make a big-screen movie for release in the summer of 2011.

In addition, presenter Andy Akinwolere flies a spitfire as he finds out why Britain won the Battle of Britain, which took place over the skies of London 70 years ago.


Holby City

Tuesday 14 September
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

Jac is promoted to acting consultant on Keller, but she clashes with Ric over a difficult patient, as the medical drama continues. When she tells Ric that he's past it, she has to publicly apologise in order to save her credibility with the team.

Greg discovers that Oliver told tales to Connie, blaming him for Oliver's botched procedure. Greg gets his revenge when he discovers a patient's attractive relative is a high-class prostitute and sets Oliver up on a date. Oliver realises he's blown his chances with his mentor...

Penny tries to encourage Frieda's skills as a doctor but Frieda tells her to stay out of her life.

Jac is played by Rosie Marcel, Ric by Hugh Quarshie, Greg by Edward MacLiam, Oliver by James Anderson, Connie by Amanda Mealing, Penny by Emma Catherwood and Frieda by Olga Fedori.


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The Young Ones Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

Liz Smith, Lionel Blair, Dickie Bird, Kenneth Kendall, Derek Jameson and Sylvia Sims go back to the Seventies
Liz Smith, Lionel Blair, Dickie Bird, Kenneth Kendall, Derek Jameson and Sylvia Sims go back to the Seventies

What would happen if six celebrities in their seventies and eighties went back to 1975? Could just one week of living in the past make Liz Smith, Lionel Blair, Dickie Bird, Kenneth Kendall, Sylvia Sims and Derek Jameson physically turn back the clock; could reliving their heyday allow them to think themselves younger?

BBC One sends six well-loved stars back to the badly decorated time of fondue and flares to conduct an extraordinary experiment which will change how people see ageing for ever. From the food to the clothes, the television shows to their day jobs, the group is immersed in the world of their heyday in order to discover the enormous power the mind has over the body, and to illustrate how people age.

Presented by Mariella Frostrup and resident BBC One scientist Dr Michael Mosley, The Young Ones provides a refreshing, uplifting take on ageing, looking at how a person's environment can shape the way that they think, and how, in turn, the way people think shapes how they feel. Working with Dr Mosley is Harvard Professor Ellen Langer, who ran the original experiment that inspired The Young Ones.

In the first episode, the six celebrities begin their journey back in time, travelling to their country retreat in vintage cars with songs from the hot summer of 1975 playing on the radio. And when they enter the house they're confronted with the décor of their Seventies past – everything from the carpets and the wallpapers to the food packaging and the vinyl LPs. Their bedrooms are exact replicas of their own rooms – down to the colour of the bedspread and the trinkets on their dressers – but this is just the beginning...

As well as living the Seventies life, the celebrities will be wearing period clothes, reading Seventies newspapers and even speaking as though it really is 1975 – but can any of this really help them turn back the clock? Over a week, these celebrities will do everything they can to turn back time – from playing Seventies video games to tending a Good Life-inspired vegetable patch; from going back to their old work places to taking on the latest contemporary fad – yoga – with life-affirming results.

This entertaining, uplifting and heart-warming three-part series explores the life-changing results of what happens when people question life's only constant – growing old. Episodes two and three can be seen later in the week.


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My Story

Tuesday 14 September
10.35-11.05pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 27 August)

Ronan Keating meets three more finalists as the BBC's nationwide search to find Britain's most remarkable true life stories continues.

Travelling across the country, Ronan meets three people who have achieved incredible success in their lives.

In 1979 Jack Romero fled the war in Lebanon, arriving at Heathrow airport with just £90 in his pocket. Just fifteen years later, he launched an airline worth £30million. Anne Wafula was born in a remote village in Kenya and overcame childhood polio to become the first black East-African to compete in a wheelchair race at the Paralympics. Finally, David Crabtree went from living on the streets to owning a family care business worth millions.

The winner, chosen by a panel of judges, will be revealed at the end of the programme. Their story will be available as a free download from the BBC website and a published book.


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BBC FOUR Tuesday 14 September 2010

Wellington Bomber

Tuesday 14 September
8.00-9.00pm BBC FOUR

At the height of Bomber Command's attempts to batter Nazi Germany into submission, the RAF and the War Ministry came up with a propaganda wheeze: could a Wellington bomber be built from scratch in a single day? Smashing the current 48-hour record held by the Americans, a resilient team of British workers, both men and women, assembled the infamous Wellington LN514 in an astonishing 23 hours and 48 minutes.

Continuing the BBC's Battle Of Britain season, Wellington Bomber tells the story of those responsible for this unrivalled achievement – the remarkable employees of the aircraft factory at Broughton, North Wales. Having started on a Saturday morning they worked so quickly that the test pilot had to be turfed out of bed to take it into the air, less than 24 hours after the first part of the airframe had been laid.

At the height of production the factory was churning out 28 Wellington Bombers per week, marking the Wellington as the pre-eminent bomber of the Second World War, with more built than any other British aircraft other then spitfires and hurricanes. Its durability was legendary; many survived perilous flights back from battle with just one engine. Though the casualty rate over Germany was high, particularly in daylight raids, many an aircrew swore by the Wellington's "survivability". With such prestigious accomplishments it is easy to see why the Wellington Bomber's war record is second to none.

Wellington Bomber combines archive footage and unique personal testimonials from factory workers, revealing the characters and dramas behind the exhilarating race to build, bolt by bolt, the notorious Wellington Bomber.

Wellington Bomber is part of the BBC's Battle Of Britain season on TV and online at


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