Wednesday 27 Aug 2014
Dan Walker and guests look ahead to the weekend's big games, including Chelsea's match against Wolves at Stamford Bridge – a fixture the champions have not lost since 1979.
In Scotland, it's the first Old Firm derby of the season, with Celtic and Rangers meeting at Celtic Park tomorrow.
Gabby Logan presents highlights from the gymnastics World Championships in Rotterdam, including the final of the men's pommel horse, with Britain's Louis Smith hoping to add to the medals he won on this apparatus at the 2008 Olympics and 2007 World Championships.
Daniel Keatings, Britain's injured World Championship silver medallist, will be on hand to give his assessment of today's final.
There's also action from the women's vault and uneven bars finals. Mitch Fenner and Christine Still provide the commentary.
The remaining celebrity and professional pairs perform another challenging routine hoping to impress the judges and public alike.
As ever, Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly encourage them on their way and get the reactions of the glitzy couples after they've completed their routines, but the burning question is: who is Brucie's favourite?
Tomorrow's results show reveals who will leave the competition and who will get the chance to dance another week.
Strictly Come Dancing is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.
Gwen faces an impossible dilemma when she is forced to choose between saving the lives of her estranged brother, Elyan, or Arthur, as the mystical adventure series continues.
With one of them certain to die at the hands of Cenred, who will Gwen choose: the love of her life, or her only sibling?
Loyalty and friendships are tested to the limit as Arthur, Merlin and Gwen work together to try to find a way out. But, with Morgana and Morgause doing all they can to scupper their plans, will good conquer evil or will Gwen lose someone she loves again?
Gwen is played by Angel Coulby, Elyan by Adetomiwa Edun, Arthur by Bradley James, Cenred by Tom Ellis, Morgana by Katie McGrath and Morgause by Emilia Fox.
Romance blossoms behind closed doors in the Emergency Department in this week's episode of Casualty – Employee Of The Week. Meanwhile, Ruth's new scheme to boost staff morale sets the team against each other and Charlie is, literally, left holding the baby.
Ruth is determined to prove she's the perfect candidate for the role of Jordan's deputy. After attending a management training session at Jordan's request, she attempts to win over the staff by implementing an employee of the week scheme. Henry is delighted, but the gang think it's a terrible, divisive idea and cracks in their working relationships soon start to show. Despite the day's events, Jordan calls Ruth into his office at the end of the shift. Are her dreams of promotion about to come true?
Charlie is tired after a sleepless night looking after his baby grand-daughter Megan. To his horror, Megan is brought into the ED – Shona has abandoned her and isn't coming back. While Tess calls in an agency nurse to cover Charlie's shift, Charlie is frustrated to find the crèche is too busy and asks Mads to take care of her. But when a medical emergency calls Mads into resus, Megan is accidentally left in reception alone. When Charlie returns he's horrified to find that Megan has disappeared – and so has the patient with kleptomania he was previously treating.
Meanwhile, romance blossoms in the ED as Jay and Polly become closer. But Polly is frustrated that Jay doesn't seem to want their relationship to become public knowledge. And another relationship seems to be flourishing in secret as Charlie stumbles across a couple in a store cupboard that he really wishes he hadn't seen...
Ruth is played by Georgia Taylor, Charlie by Derek Thompson, Jordan by Michael French, Henry by Tom Chadbon, Tess by Suzanne Packer, Mads by Hasina Haque, Jay by Ben Turner and Polly by Sophia di Martino.
The Grand Theatre in Leeds is the venue for the final episode of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow with top Irish comedian Ardal O'Hanlon headlining, supported by guest turns from the brilliant Jack Whitehall, comedienne Andi Osho and Sean Collins.
Created by the team behind BBC One's Live At The Apollo, this series has visited some of the most prestigious live theatre venues in the country, unearthing a raft of comedy's brightest new talent and finest comedians en route.
Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.
Gary Lineker, Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer cast their eyes over the day's Premier League fixtures, with champions Chelsea in action against Wolves.
Gerard Houllier's Aston Villa visit Sunderland, hoping that Emile Heskey can lead them to victory, as he did last year with the opening goal in a 2-0 win.
West Ham welcome Newcastle to Upton Park in the evening kick-off, with former Newcastle midfielder Scott Parker hoping to put one over on the club who sold him to the Hammers for £7m three years ago.
England face co-hosts New Zealand in the opening match of the 2010 Four Nations tournament at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.
England were runners-up in the inaugural Four Nations tournament last year, losing to Australia in the final at Elland Road, Leeds. A win today would put them on the way to the Brisbane final on Saturday 13 November.
Colin Murray introduces live coverage of this Yorkshire derby in the Championship.
James Harper's late equaliser salvaged a draw for the Blades in this fixture last season, but Doncaster have been particularly strong at their Keepmoat Stadium so far, seeing off fellow promotion hopefuls Hull and Norwich. Can they add Sheffield United to that list?
Steve Bower and Martin Keown provide the commentary.
Live 'n' Deadly delves deep this week to show viewers some of the amazing creatures of the sea, as Naomi Wilkinson and Steve Backshall hot-foot it to Scotland to meet plenty of underwater wonders. Steve takes a dive with some true Brits and sets some children on a mission to see some magical marine mammals. Naomi has a Dead Cute encounter, and this week's special guest is mountaineer and explorer Polly Murray.
Viewers can also interact with the show by sending in questions to Beat Backshall and submitting pictures of their pets.
Jake Humphrey presents live coverage of the inaugural Korean Grand Prix, with Britain's Lewis Hamilton and current champion Jenson Button in need of a strong showing to boost their title challenges. With only Brazil and Abu Dhabi to come after this, the McClaren pair can ill afford any slip-ups. Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari's resurgent Fernando Alonso are their main challengers in the title race.
Commentary comes from Jonathan Legard and Martin Brundle with Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard. Formula 1 Forum follows on the BBC Red Button from 9.15-10.15am.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are back with the combined results of last night's public vote and the judges' scores as the remaining dance couples hope that they will live to sashay and shimmer another week.
In addition there is a show-stopping performance from the Strictly professional dancers.
Strictly Come Dancing is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.
After their night of passion, Dave and Sarah are on tenterhooks, worried about what Evie saw, as Mick Ford's touching yet humorous drama about finding love after heartbreak continues. To their dismay, Evie's not giving anything away.
Desperate to see Sarah again, Dave arranges for the kids to go to a football match. When he calls to invite her, Matt answers and a flustered Dave ends up inviting them both along. It proves excruciating as Evie, the ticking time bomb, runs happily between Dave, Sarah and Matt.
Meanwhile, Anna doesn't help matters by revealing to Lucy that Dave has found her father. Incredibly excited by the news, Lucy is furious when a protective Dave won't give her Stuart's number.
Later, Dave meets up with Stuart and his glamorous wife and their children. In contrast to Dave's chaotic family life, Stuart lives in a huge, well-ordered house in Edinburgh.
As the two men talk, Stuart asks if the police offered Dave compensation for Rita's death. When Dave explains Robin is dealing with this, Stuart, a lawyer himself, offers to take on the case – believing he can better the claim.
Dave talks it through with Robin who thinks it's a good idea and, now in serious financial trouble, Dave reluctantly accepts Stuart's offer. But Anna is furious at Robin for giving up the compensation case and throws him out.
Recent revelations about Rita have made Dave paranoid and he obsesses over her diaries, cross-referencing and checking them alongside Paul, Ewan and Evie's birthdays – convinced Rita has lied about their paternity.
Dave takes Lucy to Edinburgh to spend time with Stuart. While there, Sarah surprises him with a visit to the city and the two spend the afternoon at a hotel together. Dave opens up about his paternity fears but a vulnerable Sarah reacts badly to his honesty, questioning whether she's being used as revenge against Rita's memory. Dave pursues Sarah, realising he's fallen in love with her and she tells him the only way they can move forward together is for him to get a paternity test.
Back home, a desperate Matt offers Sarah a new life away from Glasgow but is surprised when she ends their relationship.
Dave is played by David Tennant, Sarah by Suranne Jones, Evie by Millie Innes, Matt by Warren Brown, Anna by Neve McIntosh, Lucy by Natasha Watson, Stuart by Rupert Graves, Robin by Mark Heap, Paul by Chris Hegarty and Ewan by Robert Dickson.
Single Father is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.
BBC Two brings live coverage from the Parramatta Stadium in New South Wales as defending champions Australia get their Four Nations campaign under way against Papua New Guinea, looking to live up to their billing as tournament favourites.
The Kumuls of Papua New Guinea should provide a tough opener though – they recently appointed former Hull KR Super League star Stanley Gene as coach and boast an exciting young squad.
Gabby Logan presents action from the final day of the World Gymnastics Championships in Rotterdam, as Britain's Beth Tweddle bids to retain the gold medal she won last year in the floor exercise.
There is also coverage of the men's vault, parallel bars and high bar finals. Commentary comes from Mitch Fenner and Christine Still.
Colin Murray presents highlights of the day's Premier League matches, including an intriguing match at Eastlands where Manchester City welcome title rivals Arsenal. City won this fixture 4-2 last season, but the match made the headlines for all the wrong reasons when City striker Emmanuel Adebayor – signed from Arsenal – incensed some of the Gunners fans by running the length of the pitch to celebrate his goal in front of them.
Elsewhere today, Manchester United travel to Stoke and Liverpool hope to put their poor start to the season behind them when they play Blackburn at Anfield.
A compelling week-long story surrounding the kidnapping of a toddler and the repercussions it has is told on BBC One Daytime's award-winning drama, Doctors.
Carousel tells the story of how a last-minute pre-holiday shopping trip for Daniel and Zara turns into a nightmare when Daniel's two-year-old daughter, Izzie, goes missing.
Daniel meets Zara in town to pick up some items for their holiday. They are flying to St Lucia that evening, and he has Izzie with him. Zara remonstrates that Izzie will be bored, but Daniel insists she'll be fine. They treat her to ice cream and get her face painted before Daniel puts her on the carousel.
As she goes round and round, Zara leaves briefly to buy a gift from a jewellery shop, and Daniel takes a call from the hotel as he tries to organise a surprise for Zara. But when Daniel finishes his phone call he realises the carousel has stopped and Izzie has gone. Zara reappears and, worried, joins the search through the busy stalls, but Izzie is nowhere to be found.
Daniel is frantic when the police finally arrive, and as people crowd around he accuses Zara of not wanting Izzie with them in the first place, thinking her shopping far more important. Zara is upset but keeps her cool as Daniel shouts at members of the public.
Zara calls police officer Rob for help and also has to tell Izzie's mum, Lisa, who is distraught. The search is unsuccessful and as they get to the car Daniel breaks down; Zara holding him tight.
Zara takes Daniel back to her house to wait for news. As she looks at the jewellery she bought earlier, a small bracelet with "Isobel" inscribed on it, she tries to hold back tears. Downstairs Daniel is sobbing when DI Driver arrives ... but she has no news.
Meanwhile, an 11-year-old boy, Christopher, walks home from school, passing his dad, Alec, who's on his way to the shops. Christopher arrives home and is shocked when Susan, his mother, introduces him to his new sister, Daisy. The little girl is Izzie.
Throughout the week's episodes, more is revealed about the kidnap and events surrounding the taking of Izzie, culminating in Friday's dramatic conclusion.
Carousel features guest stars Ben Edwards as Christopher Oakley, Tim Dantay as Alec Oakley and Matilda Ziegler as Susan Oakley. Dr Daniel Granger is played by Matthew Chambers, Dr Zara Carmichael by Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh, Lisa Torres by Michelle Lukes, Sgt Rob Hollins by Chris Walker and DI Driver by Elizabeth Rider.
Billie's funeral has heartbreaking consequences as an isolated Carol struggles to cope with her grief, in tonight's visit to Walford.
Bianca is horrified when old enemies return to the Square and Vanessa has a bombshell of her own.
Elsewhere, Kat is thrilled when the Vic's newest barmaid is revealed.
Billie is played by Devon Anderson, Carol by Lindsey Coulson, Bianca by Patsy Palmer, Vanessa by Zoe Lucker and Kat by Jessie Wallace.
When British security is compromised resulting in a fatal American drone attack on a US army camp, the head of the CIA travels to The Grid, as the spy drama continues.
Relations between MI5 and the CIA are fraught and Harry Pearce agrees that Section D and the rest of MI5 will use the USA's security system, Cybershell, to avoid further security breaches.
Meanwhile, Lucas North is tasked with protecting ex-hacker-turned-White-House-cryptographer Daniella Ortiz. She has the codes to start Cybershell and Lucas must ensure her safe delivery to MI5.
Back on The Grid, Tariq Masood discovers that their computer systems have been hacked into by suspected Russian and Chinese hackers who can see and hear every move they make. However, once the perpetrators have realised that Tariq and the rest of Section D are aware they have been bugged, the hackers put The Grid's computer systems on lockdown. If Ortiz is successful in delivering the codes, Russia and China will have unlimited access to MI5 and the CIA's entire catalogue of intelligence; the consequences are unfathomable.
Elsewhere, Lucas encounters several problems on his journey and has to make a tough decision. Will his personal life and the secret he's so desperately trying to hide take priority over his work at MI5?
Harry Pearce is played by Peter Firth, Lucas North by Richard Armitage, Daniella Ortiz by Fiona Glascott and Tariq Masood by Shazad Latif.
Tim Minchin and Alexei Sayle join host Dave Gorman to decide which of the imaginative ideas pitched by the studio audience may actually turn out to be Genius.
Ideas proposed include: harmonica false teeth for the elderly; decimalised time; and turning the underground into a lazy river so people can float to their destination in rubber rings.
Mark Gatiss, League Of Gentleman star and writer of Doctor Who and Sherlock, concludes his personal history of horror cinema.
In this programme Mark explores the explosion of American films of the late Sixties and Seventies that dragged horror kicking and screaming into the present day. With their contemporary settings and uncompromising content, films such as Night Of The Living Dead and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre remain controversial. But Mark argues that the best of these films – often regarded as being only for hardcore fans with strong stomachs – have much to offer. Made by pioneering independent film-makers, they reflected the social upheavals of American society and brought fresh energy and imagination to the genre.
Mark gets the inside story of the films from a roster of leading horror talent. He meets director George A Romero, whose Night Of The Living Dead and Dawn Of The Dead turned zombies into A-list monsters; sits down with Tobe Hooper, the mild-mannered director of the notorious Texas Chain Saw Massacre; and joins director John Carpenter on a tour of the locations where he filmed the smash-hit Halloween, which triggered the slasher movie boom.
Mark also gives the devil his due, celebrating the other great horror trend of the era – a string of satanically themed Hollywood blockbusters, including Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist and The Omen, which helped horror conquer the box office.
Along the way Mark visits Bates Motel, gets mobbed by zombies and finds out what happened to Omen star David Warner's decapitated head.
Music sensations Zak, Tang, Panzee and Drum continue to get young viewers jumping, swaying and trilling to music from around the world in ZingZillas. With influences spanning the globe from soul to samba and big band to bhangra, the talented primates live to create fantastic music from their island paradise – with a little help from mentor DJ Loose and their very special musical guests.
In Monday's episode, the ZingZillas say "aloha" to Hawaiian group Beats Of Polynesia, who bring their soothing sounds and sunshine to the glade. On Tuesday, the BBC Concert Orchestra provides the music as the ZingZillas compete in a quiz about the four sections of the orchestra in a bid to win the "golden coconut".
On Wednesday, musician and former Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender joins the ZingZillas to teach them about slap bass guitar and help them find the mystery banana eater. In Thursday's show the ZingZillas choose a photo of their favourite glade guests for Tang's photo album and there are appearances from Dame Evelyn Glennie, Sarah Connelly and the BBC Concert Orchestra, Cajun band Petit et la Gros and Spanish guitarist Angus Cruikshank with flamenco dancer Verena Menichelli.
The week ends on Friday when Panzee dances like a ballerina to the distinctive sounds of the celeste, played by versatile musician Roderick Elms.
Aquatic adventurers Captain Barnacles Bear, Lieutenant Kwazii Cat and Medic Peso Penguin continue to take viewers on an exciting voyage of discovery through the world's oceans as they patrol the seas and have thrilling adventures underwater in The Octonauts.
Stationed in their impressive home base, the Octopod, the Octonauts dive into action whenever there is trouble underwater, as there is on Monday when the Octonauts and some helpless crabs are caught between two territorial groups of aggregating anemones – and their numbers are growing!
It's freezing cold on Tuesday when the Octopod gets trapped in the ice while exploring the Arctic. Only Captain Barnacles Bear's skilful navigation – and the help of a friendly Narwhal – can get them free. On Wednesday the Octonauts dive deep to explore the deepest part of the ocean, the "Midnight Zone". Here they discover a strange rock that happens to be home to a new species of worm.
It's hands over ears time on Thursday when the Octonauts encounter a Snapping Shrimp, a small creature that uses its claws to make a big (and stunning) noise. And on Friday a slimy, slippery Snot Sea Cucumber is loose on the Octopod and Captain Barnacles Bear decides the only way to save it is to flood the ship.
There are more fun-filled antics and monstrous goings on at the Carlson Family household this week as new sitcom Me And My Monsters continues. The three monsters who live in the basement, Haggis, Fiend and Norman, continue to cause mess and mayhem as they become embroiled in family life.
Eddie tries to teach Haggis to be more assertive, but things soon get out of hand as the furry giant starts to throw his weight around. Nick messes up his and Kate's wedding anniversary, so she announces he is not the man she married and Fiend, Haggis and Norman decide to kidnap him to find the "real" Nick.
When Angela's friends bail out of her first sleepover the monsters step in for some girly fun, but her fickle friends change their minds and Angela finds herself hosting two sleepovers. Angela wreaks her revenge when she finds the monsters and Eddie have been snooping in her diary and, after the monsters scare off the cleaner, Kate reaches breaking point – either they clear up their own mess or they have to leave.
Nick is played by Felix Williamson, Kate by Lauren Clair, Eddie by Macauley Keeper and Angela by Ivy Latimer.
Matt Smith, Laila Rouass and Katy Manning guest star in Death Of The Doctor, written by Russell T Davies.
When The Doctor is declared dead, old companions Sarah Jane and Jo Grant meet for the very first time and join forces to discover the truth. As an interstellar conspiracy gathers around Unit HQ, Clyde finds that he holds the fate of the Time Lord in his hand – quite literally!
Old friends fight together to make one last stand against the sinister Shansheeth. But with Clyde and Rani trapped and in terrible danger, Sarah Jane and Jo Grant realise their worst fears – their friendship with the Doctor might be the very thing that dooms them.
The Doctor is played by Matt Smith, Sarah Jane by Elisabeth Sladen, Jo Grant by Katy Manning, Clyde by Daniel Anthony, Rani by Anjli Mohindra and Colonel Karim by Laila Rouass.
This two-part adventure is repeated on BBC One at 4.30pm on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October.
A devastated Carol finds comfort in an unlikely source – with a shocking outcome – in today's visit to the Square.
Meanwhile, Max accidentally reveals a dangerous truth to Lauren. And Bianca makes a sickening discovery.
Carol is played by Lindsey Coulson, Max by Jake Wood, Lauren by Jacqueline Jossa and Bianca by Patsy Palmer.
Michael basks in the luxury of Holby Care, as the medical drama continues, leaving Penny in the lurch on the frontline on AAU. But with Hanssen arriving just in time to witness the mess, Michael realises he may have pushed his luck. Will Michael step up to be Penny's knight in shining armour?
Connie is shocked to hear that Ric could be made redundant and wants to try to protect him from Hanssen. Connie struggles to fight the system and uncovers the financial realities the hospital is facing. With the odds stacked against her, will Connie find another solution to save Ric and beat Hanssen at his own game?
Elizabeth is sure she'll be on the redundancy list. More nervous than ever in Hanssen's presence, she is worried about making a mistake. With Ric's help, Elizabeth may be able to swing things her way, but will it be enough to secure Hanssen's good opinion and her job?
Michael Spence is played by Hari Dhillon, Penny Valentine by Emma Catherwood, Henrik Hanssen by Guy Henry, Ric Griffin by Hugh Quarshie, Connie Beauchamp by Amanda Mealing and Elizabeth Tait by La Charne Jolly.
The Chocolatier and his arch-rival, the Cobblertier, meet their nemesis; Marcus branches out from his I Saw You Coming shop with a new alternative therapy centre; French comedians Jonny and Bing promote some surprising special edition cars; and Film 2010 previews the new Richard Curtis film, I Love You, as the comedy series written by and starring Bafta-winning comic duo Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse continues.
Tonight's show sees the usual array of top class artists – a diverse mix of genres, performances and interviews in front of a live studio audience.
The legendary Sir Paul McCartney celebrates the reissue of his Band On The Run album, performing tracks from the classic release. Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello returns to the Later studio to perform music from his new release, National Ransom, and from Akron, Ohio, The Black Keys play a couple of numbers from their latest Brothers album. US soul singer and rapper Aloe Blacc also joins Jools for his Later debut, performing tracks from his Good Things album.
Further shows in this 37th series feature the likes of Robert Plant, Midlake, Kings Of Leon and many more. For additional exclusive content, the Later ... website features exclusive performances and interviews with acts on each week's show.
Since 1992, Later has featured performances from some of the biggest and hottest artists in music. The 2010 spring series has seen Gorillaz, Jerry Dammers And The Spatial AKA Orchestra, LCD Soundsystem, Alicia Keys, Joanna Newsom and Mumford & Sons. This series includes performances by Herb Alpert, Manic Street Preachers, Mark Ronson, Ray LaMontagne and many more.
Later Live ... With Jools Holland is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.
Cat and Sam's honeymoon period is threatened by Frankie's constant presence; Jay sets out to prove he's still got pulling power; Tess gets more than she bargains for when she turns up at Lou's flat unannounced; and a shocking revelation throws Frankie's identity into question, as the seductive new relationship drama continues.
Despite some early hitches, Cat and Sam's relationship is back on course but Frankie's presence in their life starts to take its toll.
To make matters worse, Cat is forced to work alongside Frankie after her boss, Alistair, hires her to take some photos for a company brochure. Determined to keep her ex at a professional distance, Cat's facade begins to slip as she grows increasingly irritated by Frankie's efforts to build bridges.
For Jay, having Frankie in the workplace is like having a devil on his shoulder. As they eye up hot, new intern Hayley, Frankie goads Jay that he's too old to pull her. Jay takes the bait but his attempts to impress Hayley backfire – with disastrous consequences.
Tess is thrilled when Lou kisses her in public. It looks as though she's slowly but surely growing more comfortable with her sexuality and Tess promises to help her come out – no matter how long it takes.
With things going so well between them, Tess is confused when Lou fails to show up for dinner that night and doesn't return any calls the next morning. Tess decides to give Lou a sexy surprise and persuades Ed to drive her to Lou's apartment. But it's Tess who is on the receiving end of something unexpected.
Frankie is troubled by the mystery surrounding her past and visits the registrar's office to try to find out more about her parents, who died in a car crash when she was a child. However, Frankie gets more than she bargained for when she sees her parents' death certificates and all is not as it seems.
Produced by Kudos Film and Television (Ashes To Ashes, Spooks and Life On Mars) through BBC Scotland, sexy, six-part series Lip Service was created by Harriet Braun (Mistresses and Attachments).
Cat is played by Laura Fraser, Sam by Heather Peace, Frankie by Ruta Gedmintas, Jay by Emun Elliott, Tess by Fiona Button, Lou by Roxanne McKee, Alistair by Gilly Gilchrist, Hayley by Hanna Stanbridge and Ed by James Anthony Pearson.
Lip Service is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.
It's the last day of term at Waterloo Road and a mysterious hooded figure arrives at the school – with dramatic consequences for the Fishers – as the drama set in a Rochdale comprehensive concludes its current series.
Meanwhile, Grantly's desperation reaches breaking point as he makes a huge mistake in the classroom and discovers the full cost of Fleur's care.
All hell breaks loose among the A-Level students when they realise that Grantly has been teaching them the wrong syllabus all year – a mistake punishable with severe disciplinary action by Karen. Back at home, the situation worsens as Grantly discovers the financial cost of Fleur's care and hatches a desperate plan in order to raise the money. Steph offers her support, and Grantly is blessed with some end-of-term charity when the full extent of his wife's illness becomes clear to Karen and the school.
Elsewhere, a mysterious figure enters Waterloo Road and begins to spy on Karen, sneaking into her office to steal her keys. Events reach a dramatic conclusion when Jess catches an intruder in the Fishers' home, leaving Karen in shocked disbelief.
Grantly Budgen is played by Philip Martin Brown, Fleur Budgen by Lorraine Cheshire, Karen Fisher by Amanda Burton, Steph Haydock by Denise Welch, Jess Fisher by Linzey Cocker and Bex Fisher by Tina O'Brien.
Waterloo Road is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.
Two remarkable cat lovers feature in this week's Wonderland, the observational documentary series that seeks out people and places that offer a glimpse of today's Britain that is usually hidden from view.
There are more than a million cats living in London. Half of them are strays; many of them were once somebody's pet but now wander the streets. Mad Cats And Englishwomen follows two of the women trying to rescue these cats as cruelty, indifference and the recession meet head-on.
Celia, former model and Sixties icon, has been rescuing cats for the past 40 years, and runs a clinic in East London to treat and neuter animals. "It's only really this year that we've felt that we're actually slipping backwards and not going forwards," she says. "I've never felt so helpless. It's really heavy going here."
Working 22 hours a day and sometimes going without sleep at all, Celia is now wondering whether she can ever get on top of the problem.
Pat, a former folk singer and hippie, is swimming against the same tide as Celia. She is particularly drawn to the elderly, sick and unwanted cats that she finds, to the extent that her house is now packed with them and her days are full just feeding and caring for them. But age is beginning to take its toll and her kindness threatens to tip her over the edge.
Mad Cats And Englishwomen shines a light on a crisis that is spiralling out of control on the UK's streets, and explores the motivations of two women battling the odds.
Adam Hart-Davis discovers how a Baptist preacher from Dartmouth worked out how to get energy from steam – and in doing so helped provide the power for the industrial revolution – in the second of BBC Four's documentaries as part of the pan-BBC project A History Of The World.
Each programme is made by a different BBC English Region, and each looks at a significant turning point in that region's history and shows how the change continues to resonate through objects or the landscape.
Historian Michael Wood comes to the end of this compelling tale of one English village through time. Set in the Leicestershire village of Kibworth, and assisted by today's villagers, Michael uncovers the secret history of a Victorian village more colourful than even Dickens could have imagined.
Recreating their Penny Concerts of the 1880s, visiting First World War battlefields with the school, and recalling the Home Guard and the bombing of the village in 1940, the series finally moves into the new world of housing estates, TV, and Chinese and Indian takeaways.
Michael Wood's Story Of England is repeated tomorrow night, Thursday 28 October, and that broadcast is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.
Janine's Machiavellian side rears its ugly head when Ryan betrays her on her birthday, in today's visit to the Square.
Elsewhere, it's the Vic's grand reopening but Alfie's lavish plans suffer a setback and Jay offers Billy some dating advice.
Janine is played by Charlie Brooks, Ryan by Neil McDermott, Alfie by Shane Richie, Jay by Jamie Borthwick and Billy by Perry Fenwick.
This Culture Show special looks at the life of the man with five strings and nine lives: the linchpin of the Rolling Stones.
In an intimate interview with the man himself, the programme focuses on Richards's early life and the decade that catapulted The Rolling Stones from back-room blues boys to one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands in the world.
Richards talks candidly to Andrew Graham-Dixon in New York about his childhood in Dartford and the music that would change his life forever. The most enigmatic of the Rolling Stones talks about the drugs, decadence and life as the "yin" to Mick Jagger's "yang". However, as with everything in Richards's life, the music stays centre stage.
Featuring contributions from friends and musicians who were alongside him through the screaming teens and rock 'n' roll excesses, viewers find out about the man who ripped through the Sixties and Seventies – in a blaze of cigarette smoke, booze and drugs – as a rebel, outsider, shamanic totem of rock and, above all, a survivor.
Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine are reunited on female medical ward B4 for a second, six-part series of this acclaimed comedy of characters "getting on" with the endless procedures and minor crises in an overlooked backwater of the health service.
Devised, written and performed by all three cast members and directed by Peter Capaldi, Getting On is a bleakly hilarious, honest and quietly compassionate story of a typical ward that nobody wants to end up on.
Some time has passed since viewers last visited B4. Nurse Kim Wilde is ploughing through her training modules, a consequence of the incident with Matron Hilary Loftus, while other unresolved conflicts simmer. Sister Den Flixter is juggling her off-on relationship with Hilary, Doctor Pippa Moore has to compete for her own job, with re-structuring on the agenda, and the prospect of a brand-new wing is dangled in front of the staff as the builders move in.
New admissions bring new problems but the real challenge is getting on with life in a world where few things change.
In tonight's opening episode, there's more grim humour among the bedpans as a new shift unfolds on B4. Kim has an unknown female admission to occupy her, Den has Hilary to cope with, and Pippa has a ward round. Mrs Fyvie, a new patient, is admitted but it's her daughter, Beedy, who requires more attention than her mother.
Nurse Kim Wilde is played by Jo Brand; Matron Hilary Loftus by Ricky Grover; Sister Den Flixter by Joanna Scanlan; Doctor Pippa Moore by Vicki Pepperdine. Mrs Fyvie by guest star Nan Kerr; and Beedy by guest star Lindy Whiteford.
Ryan finds himself out of his depth as Janine's behaviour spirals out of control, in the week's final visit to Albert Square.
Elsewhere, Pat offers gentle words of wisdom to a fragile Carol and Fatboy experiences a severe case of withdrawal from Leon.
Ryan is played by Neil McDermott, Janine by Charlie Brooks, Pat by Pam St Clement, Carol by Lindsey Coulson and Fatboy by Ricky Norwood.
A debutante's abduction with links to the Troubles in Northern Ireland gives the UCOS squad another complex cold case to solve, as the detective drama continues.
In 1983, at the height of the Troubles, the 18-year-old daughter of a wealthy British arms manufacturer was abducted from the season's Debutante's Ball and held to ransom. At the time, a dissident Irish Republican group, the Republican Front, took responsibility for the abduction, but – despite the ransom being paid – Barbara Linden-Warner was never returned to her family and her body never recovered, leaving her father a broken man.
UCOS reopen the case when Fintan MacEntee, former leader of the Republican Front, claims they weren't actually involved in Barbara's kidnap, but saw it as an opportunity to raise their profile. The team are deeply suspicious of the timing and motive of such an admission since Fintan is currently on the campaign trail, having reinvented himself as a politician and man of peace, but nevertheless decide to pursue the case. They investigate whether the late Sir Kenneth Linden-Warner's business activities could have made Barbara a target, and if she had any enemies within her close circle of friends.
Barbara's mother, Lady Elizabeth, is still distraught by her daughter's disappearance and while Barbara's brother, Michael, seems to have loved his sister, he also appears to have had the most to gain from her going missing, most notably taking control of the family business. Lady Elizabeth reveals that Barbara was the apple of her father's eye and paints a picture of a happy debutante attending her first ball with her very suitable boyfriend, Greg, and friends Amy and Kate. Life was perfect. But the team discover there is one person, Sir Kenneth's suffocatingly loyal PA Miss Jones, who was privy to the darker side of the family's affairs.
Fintan MacEntee is played by Ian McElhinney, Lady Elizabeth Linden-Warner by Sian Phillips, Michael Linden-Warner by Tim Dutton, Gregory Hampton by Raymond Coulthard, Amy Hampton by Sophie Ward, Kate Smythe by Lucy Robinson, Miss Jones by Annette Crosbie, Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman by Amanda Redman, Brian Lane by Alun Armstrong, Gerry Standing by Dennis Waterman and Jack Halford by James Bolam.
Abbot Christopher Jamison, a Benedictine monk, believes that he can teach five ordinary people the value of silent meditation as practised by the monks in his monastery, Worth Abbey. In the second episode of The Big Silence, Father Christopher has sent his five volunteers to undertake a daunting eight days in complete silence at a specialist Jesuit Retreat Centre in North Wales.
The five volunteers attempt to settle into their new routine, with mixed results. Former human resource manager Helen tries to immerse herself fully into the experience but John and David plan an escape to the pub and Carrie finds it hard to separate herself from her mobile phone. Meanwhile, Trish, in a vain attempt not to break her vow of silence, resorts to hanging a note around her neck which asks the rest of the group not to disturb her.
As the week progresses the group face anger and frustration. However, with the help of their ever-patient spiritual advisors, they finally open themselves to embrace silent contemplation and begin to review and question their own lifestyles.
Viewers are invited to step into the world of Stephen K Amos as he brings a tantalising mix of stand-up, sketches, audience banter, celebrity guests and a hilarious range of comedy characters to BBC Two in his new, self-titled show.
In the first of six shows viewers meet Stephen's outspoken mother, Buki (Stephen in drag), who loves nothing more than embarrassing her son every time he video calls her from the studio. They also learn that you can tell anyone anything if you play them a Take That song, and Stephen also takes a look at both Australian and Nigerian television.
Frank, a no-nonsense BBC security guard, is introduced to viewers, and he's very picky about who he lets into the studio. Stephen also reveals he's been approached to record an album and shares some of the potential album releases with his audience.
This opening episode features special guest appearances from Lucy Montgomery (IT Crowd, Comedy Shuffle and Armstrong & Miller) and Tom Allen (TNT Show, Bleak Expectations, Big Brother's Big Mouth and The Correspondent).
Jools Holland returns with an extended version of Later ... featuring all the performances from Tuesday's live show, plus an extra half hour of music, chat and the occasional surprise.
This week's guests include Sir Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, The Black Keys and Aloe Blacc.
For additional exclusive content, the Later ... website features exclusive performances and interviews with acts on each week's show.
Later ... With Jools Holland is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.
Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes kick the weekend off with this week's edition of TMi Friday. Today's guests include the UK's newest boy band sensation, The Wanted, who perform their new single, Heart Vacancy.
Each week, the popular presenters are joined by celebrity guests to bring viewers an entertainment-packed show featuring the latest videos, live performances and celebrity interviews mixed with games, challenges and comedy sketches.
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