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BBC ONE Friday 29 October 2010


Friday 29 October
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

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.


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New Tricks – Coming Out Ball Ep 8/10

Friday 29 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

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.


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BBC TWO Friday 29 October 2010

The Big Silence Ep 2/3

Friday 29 October
7.00-8.00pm BBC TWO

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.


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The Stephen K Amos Show Ep 1/6

New series
Friday 29 October
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO (Schedule addition 13 October)

Stephen K Amos introduces a range of comedy characters in his new, self-titled show
Stephen K Amos introduces a range of comedy characters in his new, self-titled show

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).


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Later ... With Jools Holland Ep 7/10

High Definition programme
Friday 29 October
11.50pm-12.50am BBC TWO and BBC HD

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.


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CBBC Friday 29 October 2010

Sam And Mark's TMi Friday

Friday 29 October
5.30-6.30pm CBBC

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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