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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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Network TV BBC Week 9: 27 February-5 March

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Brain Test Britain – Bang Goes The Theory

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Brain Test Britain unveils the results of the biggest-ever scientific investigation into computer-based brain training. With help from a team of the UK's top scientists, this one-off special of Bang Goes The Theory answers the big question – does brain training work?

Last year, consumers in the UK spent millions of pounds on brain training games but there is a distinct lack of evidence to show how effective brain training really is [source: 2009 Which? Report.] Luckily, the BBC One popular science team of Liz Bonnin, Dallas Campbell, Jem Stansfield and Dr Yan Wong have decided to take on the science behind brain training.

Using a carefully crafted experiment designed by experts from Cambridge University, the Medical Research Council and the Alzheimer's Society, Brain Test Britain will help the public decide whether brain training really works, or if people might be better off saving their time and pennies.

More than 13,000 volunteers from the BBC audience made this groundbreaking study possible by brain training three times a week for at least six weeks on the BBC's Lab UK website. The results are truly amazing.

The Brain Test Britain special digs deep into the complexities of the human brain and reveals what it takes to keep it working at its best. And there are also 100 brain trainers from up and down the country in the studio to test the nation's brains.

The Brain Test Britain study is powered by Lab UK, a BBC website where the audience can participate in groundbreaking scientific experiments online. This one-off special kick-starts the new series of BBC One's popular science show, which returns in early March in its usual 30-minute, magazine format.

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My Name Is Muhammad

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From the English biologist who heard the call to prayer echo around the mountains of Arabia, to the CEO of the Islam Channel, allegedly tortured and beaten in his own country and still on the Interpol red list, My Name Is Muhammad explores the depth and range of experiences of British Muslims living in the UK.

Through a series of revealing interviews with vastly different people – all called Muhammad – the programme sets out to challenge and subvert many typical stereotypes as it asks: What is in a name? Contributors include a female writer, a former skinhead, a white convert, a pilot whose career was damaged by 9/11 and a Muslim who was a member of the group Islam4UK, which has recently be banned by the British Government for its extreme views.

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Why Did You Kill My Dad?

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Early one Sunday morning in 2007, 75-year-old Philip Hendy was fatally stabbed by a man with a long history of serious mental health problems. Normally such cases just get a few lines in the local press. But Hendy’s son, Julian, is an award-winning film-maker who has been making acclaimed documentaries for more than 20 years.

This highly personal film documents Julian’s journey to find out what happened to his dad and his attempt to uncover the true scale and cost of killings by the seriously mentally ill in Britain today.

During the course of the film, Julian interviews mental health experts – including Louis Appleby, National Director for Mental Health for England and Wales, and Tony Maden, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist at Broadmoor Hospital – as well as investigating similar cases across the country to uncover the scale of the problem.

Talking to other similarly affected families puts a human face to the statistics and reveals serious problems and repeated failures at the heart of Britain’s mental health system.

Why Did You Kill My Dad? is part of BBC Headroom, BBC Learning’s three-year-mental health and well-being campaign. Transmission of Why Did You Kill My Dad? will be supported online at bbc.co.uk/headroom and through the Headroom Advice Line at 08000 933 193.

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Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children

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BBC Four unveils an extraordinary film that looks under the skin of one of the world's most repressive regimes. Shot entirely undercover in one of the most tightly controlled countries in the world, Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children follows the lives of three children as they struggle to survive in a country besieged by the gravest of economic difficulties.

The programme meets an African film-maker who is currently undercover so cannot be named. She was raised in Zimbabwe decades ago and takes viewers on a personal journey across the country that made her who she is. Just a generation ago, Zimbabwe had world-class levels of education, healthcare and productivity, but she soon finds that life for the present generation of Forgotten Children is a constant struggle for day-to-day survival.

She tells the frightening story of how quickly a society can fall apart, and shows the children that must fight for a future in a country where the everyday is often untenable.

Made by Bafta-winning documentary-maker Jezza Neumann (China's Stolen Children), Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children takes an extraordinary look at the impossible choices faced by those who live in a country that was once the jewel in Africa's Crown: an emotionally charged documentary that viewers are unlikely to forget.

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BBC ONE Saturday 27 February 2010
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Football Focus

Saturday 27 February
12.15-1.00pm BBC ONE

Dan Walker previews the weekend's fixtures and looks at what's been happening in football over the past seven days. This afternoon's games include an intriguing clash between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, which sees Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Mancini lock managerial horns for the first time since their Milan derby days.

There is also a look ahead to Wednesday, when England play Egypt in a friendly at Wembley in their first international since the World Cup draw was made. The Egyptians did not qualify for the World Cup but winning their third consecutive Africa Cup of Nations title last month proves they will provide a stern test for Fabio Capello's side. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also have midweek games, while the Republic of Ireland meet Brazil at the Emirates Stadium in London on Tuesday.

Please note: Due to coverage of Six Nation's Rugby, today's Final Score can be seen on BBC Two.

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Six Nations – Italy v Scotland

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Saturday 27 February
1.00-3.30pm BBC ONE

Gabby Logan presents live coverage of the 2010 Six Nations clash between Italy and Scotland. Italian fans will be hoping for a repeat of their famous win a decade ago when the Azzurri marked their entrance into the tournament with a 34-20 victory over reigning champions Scotland.

Italy also won when the Scots last visited Rome two years ago, so Andy Robinson's side will be prepared for an almighty battle in the eternal city.

Match commentary comes from Andrew Cotter and Andy Nicol.

Six Nations Rugby is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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Six Nations Rugby – England v Ireland

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Saturday 27 February
3.30-6.00pm BBC ONE

John Inverdale is at Twickenham this afternoon where England host current Six Nations champions Ireland in the day's second game.

The Irish have triumphed in five of the last six meetings between these sides, including a hard-fought 14-13 win in Dublin last year. England paid for their indiscipline that day and Martin Johnson's furious reaction to the sin-binning of Danny Care was one of the abiding images of the 2009 Championship.

Eddie Butler and Brian Moore provide the match commentary.

Six Nations Rugby is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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Let's Dance For Sport Relief Ep 2/4

Saturday 27 February
Time to be confirmed BBC ONE
Steve Jones and Claudia Winkleman host as more celebrities pay homage to iconic dance routines
Steve Jones and Claudia Winkleman host as more celebrities pay homage to iconic dance routines

Claudia Winkleman and Steve Jones host the second instalment of the celebrity dance extravaganza as another group of stars pay homage to iconic dance routines in a bid to wow viewers with their moves and get through to the final.

Each week the celebrity acts (a mix of solos, duos and groups) recreate a number of famous dances from music and movie classics, such as Single Ladies (Beyoncé), Greased Lightning (Grease), Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson), Bad Guys (Bugsy Malone) and Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire). They're hoping to rise to the Sport Relief challenge when they take to the floor, and give the performance of their lives in front of a live studio audience and the panel.

After three heats the series culminates in a spectacular final, in which one act will be crowned champion of the dance floor. Each week viewers vote for their favourite dancers to go through to the final, which will see the six finalists dance for their chance to be crowned the Let's Dance For Sport Relief Champion on Saturday 13 March. Proceeds from the voting go to Sport Relief.

Last week saw Katy Brand, Rufus Hound, Willie Thorne and Dennis Taylor take to the dance floor. Others due to take part over the series include comedian Shappi Khorsandi, some of the nation's favourite Grumpy Old Women – Jenny Éclair, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph and Susie Blake – and footballing greats Peter Shilton and Rodney Marsh.

Comedian Robert Webb was crowned 2009 champion when he wowed the public and judges in last year's grand final with a spectacular dance routine to Flashdance ... What A Feeling. Will tonight's show feature a performance from the Let's Dance Champion of 2010?

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Casualty – Life Sentence

Saturday 27 February
8.50-9.40pm BBC ONE

A pleasure boat accident brings watery memories back to the surface for Adam; new F2 Keiron pushes his luck with the patients; and Zoe's new admirer gets under Jordan's skin, as the medical drama continues.

Despite his colleagues' concern, Adam volunteers to attend with the paramedics when a pleasure boat sinks on a river and, with memories of Jessica and Harry still fresh, dives into the water looking for casualties.

It's Kieron's first day and he's desperate to impress Jordan. While dealing with a young diabetic patient who refuses anything other than synthetic insulin, Kieron takes a big risk by covertly administering a normal insulin dose to prevent the girl falling into a coma. Jordan is both furious and admiring. Kieron thinks he's finally starting to make a connection with his clinical lead.

Scared of failure, Ruth is hesitant when she is put forward to assist on a new surgical trial but when she impresses her mentor, Howard Fairfax, she decides to pursue her surgical dream once more.

Meanwhile, Jordan overhears Matt's persuasive advances towards a disbelieving Zoe; Alice thinks she's made an emotional breakthrough with Adam when he admits that he is finally going to visit Harry's grave for the first time; and Jeff makes a big announcement to a stunned reception and Dixie.

Tristan Gemmill plays Adam, Robert Boulter plays Keiron, Sunetra Sarker plays Zoe, Michael French plays Jordan, Georgia Taylor plays Ruth, Michael Maloney plays Howard Fairfax, Raymond Coulthard plays Matt, Sam Grey plays Alice, Matt Bardock plays Jeff and Jane Hazlegrove plays Dixie.

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Match Of The Day

Saturday 27 February
10.30-11.50pm BBC ONE

Gary Lineker introduces all the goals and highlights from today's Premier League fixtures. Former Italy team-mates Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Mancini have faced each other other as managers in the Milan derby and today they met for the first time as Premier League bosses, with Ancelotti's Chelsea hosting Mancini's Manchester City.

Arsenal travelled to Stoke, having lost at the Britannia Stadium both in this league fixture last season and in the FA Cup in January. Portsmouth's win over Burnley in December was their first under Avram Grant – could they do the double today at Turf Moor?

Birmingham versus Wigan promised plenty of goals as the Blues won this fixture 3-2 last season and also prevailed by the same scoreline at the DW Stadium earlier in this campaign. Wolves were at Bolton in the day's other top-flight game.

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BBC TWO Saturday 27 February 2010
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My Life – Young Mayor Of Newham Ep 2/6

Saturday 27 February
11.30am-12.00noon BBC TWO

Blue Peter's Andy Akinwolere narrates the second programme in CBBC's My Life documentary strand which follows the lives of extraordinary children from across Britain, each with their own unique and personal story to tell. Today's programme follows the campaign to elect the third young mayor of Newham.

Each young mayor in Britain presides over a youth council and Newham's has a budget of £25,000 to spend in their borough on youth initiatives. They are also on hand to advise, enlighten and influence the adults who run the borough on youth issues.

Newham will be home to the 2012 Olympics and it is the most ethnically diverse district in the UK and has more young people under 18 per head of the population than anywhere else in the UK, according to Newham Council's website. With so many youngsters living in the borough the competition to become the next young mayor is fierce. In this film, 56 hopefuls start the election trail and put their manifestos online to allow students to vote for their favourite candidate.

They are whittled down to 15 who have to start campaigning in earnest as the day of the election draws near. None of the 15 will miss out as they will make up the youth council with one candidate taking the lead as the young mayor.

My Life follows Rosie, Mariam and Adil as they battle it out to be selected and captures the final nerve-shredding moments as the 7,000 votes are counted and the next young mayor receives his or her chain of office.

The other films in the My Life strand are Billboard Kids, which tells the story of four children with facial disfigurements who have been chosen by a charity to be the figureheads of a new poster campaign to help challenge perceptions of facial disfigurement; Karate Kids, which features three disabled friends who have embraced martial arts at their school, transforming their mobility and their confidence; My Dad In Prison, which examines what it is like to be a child with a father in prison and follows the work of an innovative new prison homework club; and, finally, Children Of The Road, which follows a group of Irish traveller children at one of the biggest traveller sites in the country.

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Final Score

Saturday 27 February
4.30-5.15pm BBC TWO

Mark Chapman presents all the scores from the afternoon's football fixtures and reaction to the day's big game as Chelsea take on Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. The battle to avoid relegation takes centre-stage in the North West as Burnley host Portsmouth and Wolves travel to Bolton, while in the Championship Leicester meet Nottingham Forest in an East Midlands derby that could have repercussions for the promotion chase. Garth Crooks and Martin Keown are on hand to offer their expert opinions as the results come in.

Digital viewers can watch Final Score from 2.30pm until 6pm by pressing the Red button.

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Heroes – Shadowboxing Ep 9/19

High Definition programme
Saturday 27 February
10.00-10.45pm BBC TWO

Claire learns the truth behind the attacks and Sylar takes matters into his own hands, as the super-powered US drama continues.

Still reeling from the sorority hazing, Claire is determined to solve the mystery of the attacks. But HRG realises that he may have once again put her life in danger.

Elsewhere, Sylar and Matt engage in a battle of the brain in the fight for control of Matt's body – with potentially dangerous implications. And Peter enjoys using his new power while working – until he notices a problem.

Hayden Panettiere plays Claire, Zachary Quinto plays Sylar, Jack Coleman plays HRG, Greg Grunberg plays Matt and Milo Ventimiglia plays Peter. Heroes also features Deanne Bray as Emma, Robert Knepper as Samuel, Adrian Pasdar as Nathan, Jimmy Jean-Louis as the Haitian, Madeline Zima as Gretchen, Dawn Olivieri as Lydia, Tessa Thompson as Rebecca, Kat Purgal as Allison, Carlease Burke as Nurse Hammer, Danica Stewart as Ashley, Candice Patton as Olivia, Sally Champlin as Lynette and Assaf Cohen as Hesam.

Heroes is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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Network TV BBC Week 9: Sunday 28 February 2010

BBC ONE Sunday 28 February 2010
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Match Of The Day Live

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 28 February
2.00-5.20pm BBC ONE

Gary Lineker introduces live coverage of the League Cup final from Wembley as Manchester United and Aston Villa contest the first major trophy of the season.

Defending champions United start favourites against Villa, who are making their first cup final appearance for a decade. However, Villa have been synonymous with the League Cup since winning the inaugural competition in 1961. They have lifted the trophy five times, second only to Liverpool, and manager Martin O'Neill has twice won it as a player and twice more as manager of Leicester City. The last of those successes was in 2000, when Villa also reached a Wembley final but lost to Chelsea in the FA Cup.

Both clubs reached the final in dramatic fashion, with United overcoming their Manchester rivals City with a stoppage-time goal from Wayne Rooney, while Villa recovered from a two-goal deficit to beat Blackburn 6-4 in the decisive second leg.

Villa shocked United earlier in the season with their first win at Old Trafford for 26 years, courtesy of Gabby Agbonlahor's headed winner. But United have won 14 major trophies since Villa beat them in the League Cup final of 1996 and, in Rooney, they boast the outstanding talent on the pitch.

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Lark Rise To Candleford Ep 8/12

High Definition programme
Sunday 28 February
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE
Pearl (Matilda Ziegler) learns some difficult lessons
Pearl (Matilda Ziegler) learns some difficult lessons

Pearl is in a state of panic, as the period drama based on Flora Thompson's novels continues. She's received a dressmaking commission from Lady Whiteleaf which could save her ailing business, but without Ruby there is no way she can do the work in time. That is, until Enid, a seamstress looking for a position, arrives in Candleford. Her needlework is exquisite and Pearl's prayers seem to have been answered.

In the post office, Dorcas is excitedly showing off her brand-new, state-of-the-art kitchen range, with which she plans to cook a sumptuous Michaelmas feast. But when the range keeps mysteriously breaking down, Dorcas loses her customary cool. She becomes determined to master its secrets if it's the last thing she does.

As Pearl and Enid work, the two women forge a touching friendship. Pearl feels free to be herself with Enid and share confidences about her life, while Enid is in awe of Pearl's independence and strength of character. Enid seems completely at home in Candleford, a place where she feels women can be their own masters. But Dorcas is troubled by the speed of Pearl's attachment to her new friend, and worries that all is not what it seems with Enid.

When the first part of Enid and Pearl's dressmaking commission meets with the approval of Lady Whiteleaf and they are invited for dinner, Pearl is euphoric. They excitedly plan their outfits, but Pearl's joy turns to shock and outrage when Enid turns up wearing trousers! Enid tries to recruit Pearl to her cause – to free women from the confines of their restrictive clothing – but a mortified Pearl throws her out of the shop.

When Pearl discovers that Enid is, in fact, a runaway wife and that her husband is offering a reward for her return, her sense of betrayal and humiliation is complete. Enid tells the women of Candleford the story of her stifling marriage and thwarted ambitions, while Pearl storms off to Inglestone to inform Enid's husband of her whereabouts.

But when Pearl encounters Thomas, Daniel and Sydney on the road, she pauses to reflect on her actions, and begins to regret her rejection of Enid. Just then, the seamstress herself turns up and tells Pearl a few home truths about her behaviour, and how it isolates her from her neighbours. But will Pearl be able to forgive Enid, and learn how to be a true friend?

Matilda Ziegler plays Pearl, Hattie Morahan plays Enid, Julia Sawalha plays Dorcas, Mark Heap plays Thomas, Ben Aldridge plays Daniel and Edward Darnell-Hayes plays Sydney.

Lark Rise To Candleford is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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BBC TWO Sunday 28 February 2010
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Match Of The Day 2

Sunday 28 February
10.00-10.50pm BBC TWO

Adrian Chiles hosts highlights from today's three Premier League fixtures.

Liverpool met Blackburn at Anfield – it's not been the easiest of campaigns for Rafael Benitez and he would have been hoping for a repeat of last season's result, when the Reds won 4-0, rather than the 0-0 draw they were held to at Ewood Park before Christmas.

Tottenham and Everton came face to face at White Hart Lane. The two sides shared a dramatic draw at Goodison Park in December when Spurs led 2-0 with 12 minutes to go, only to concede two goals and then miss an injury-time penalty.

Sunderland and Fulham began the season well but have found the going tougher in recent months, so three points would have been very welcome for both sides at Craven Cottage today.

There is also a round-up of yesterday's Premier League goals and a look at the funny side of football in 2Good 2Bad.

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BBC THREE Sunday 28 February 2010
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Being Human Ep 8/8

High Definition programme
Sunday 28 February
9.00-10.00pm BBC THREE

George and Annie are inside Kemp and Lucy's facility, still hoping that they can be cured of their supernatural afflictions, in the final episode in the current series of the drama following the lives of three housemates who happen to be a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire.

Mitchell, knowing just how cruel these "cures" really are, aims to save his friends from Kemp's macabre experiments. But, as his heart blackens with rage and fury, can his friends save him from himself? And how will he react when he's face to face with Lucy, the lover who betrayed him?

And, as death's door opens for her again, is this really the end of Annie?

Russell Tovey stars as George, Lenora Crichlow as Annie, Donald Sumpter as Kemp, Lyndsey Marshal as Lucy and Aidan Turner as Mitchell.

Being Human is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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Network TV BBC Week 9: Monday 1 March 2010

BBC ONE Monday 1 March 2010
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EastEnders

Monday 1 March
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Lucy throws a tantrum at Ian's birthday dinner because all conversation revolves around plans to adopt a baby, in the week's first visit to Albert Square. In a rage, she tears up two plane tickets to Spain, which Ian had bought as a treat for Jane, and storms out of the house. Jane follows Lucy for a heart-to-heart.

Bianca finds out that Whitney and Billie are seeing each other and comes to accept the idea quite quickly. But when Whitney goes looking for her new love on his old council estate two of his acquaintances attack her.

Liz is determined to find her son, Owen, which makes life very difficult for Lucas. With a bit of help from Patrick, she discovers that Owen has not used his mobile phone for quite some time.

Lucy is played by Melissa Suffield, Ian by Adam Woodyatt, Jane by Laurie Brett, Bianca by Patsy Palmer, Whitney by Shona McGarty, Billie by Devon Anderson, Liz by Kate Williams, Lucas by Don Gilet and Patrick by Rudolph Walker.

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Five Days

New series
Monday 1 to Friday 5 March
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 17 February)
A newborn baby is abandoned in a Yorkshire hospital, as a gripping, new five-part mystery begins
A newborn baby is abandoned in a Yorkshire hospital, as a gripping, new five-part mystery begins

Suranne Jones leads an impressive ensemble cast in Gwyneth Hughes's gripping new five-part mystery, the first series of which was Bafta nominated.

A tiny newborn baby is abandoned in the toilets of a Yorkshire hospital. At the same time, the Trans-Pennine commuter train is halted by a suicidal jumper. Are they connected? From this moment on, the lives of those aboard the train and in the hospital are changed irrevocably, not least off-duty DC Laurie Franklin, who is travelling on the train with her mother, Jen, who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

Laurie likes tying up loose ends. And, if she can prove a connection between the body and the baby, she will be happy. But things don't turn out as expected. Who is the baby's mother? And who is the jumper? Was it a simple case of suicide, or was it murder?

Five Days is an atmospheric ensemble drama; a mystery which unfolds over the five most significant days of the police investigation into these two mysteries. Set in the heart of urban Yorkshire, it's a melting pot of tensions and relationships within a multicultural landscape.

Suranne Jones is PC Laurie Franklin; David Morrissey is DI Mal Craig, Anne Reid is Jen; Bernard Hill is Gerard Hopkirk; Hugo Speer is Superintendent James Carter; Derek Riddell is Nick Durden; Nina Sosanya is Colly Trent; Steve Evets is Pat Dowling; Ashley Walters is Jamal Matthews; Shaun Dooley is Sergeant Don Parker; Matthew McNulty is Danny Preston; Navin Chowdhry is DC Bilal Choudry; Shivani Ghai is Nusrat Preston; Sacha Dharwan is Khalil Akram; Cornell John is Didi Mputu; Aaron Neil is Ibra Akram; Philip Arditti is Dr Azad Haydar; Kerry Condon is sister Siobhan Doole; and Chris Fountain is PC Paul Tait.

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CBEEBIES Monday 1 March 2010
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Tinga Tinga Tales

Monday 1 to Friday 5 March
4.10-4.20pm CBEEBIES

Younger viewers are invited to journey to the heart of Africa for more clever, snappy, stripy, slithery and feathered stories, as Tinga Tinga Tales continues on CBeebies. From the producer of the award-winning Charlie And Lola, and with voices from some of Britain's most illustrious stars, Tinga Tinga Tales brings to life some tall tales with big surprises.

On Monday, viewers discover Why Tickbird Sits On Hippo's Back. There was a time when Hippo and Tickbird were not friends at all. Fed up with Hippo's splishing and sploshing in the water hole, Tickbird challenges Hippo to see who can drink the most water in a single gulp. A Big Hippo versus a Tiny Tickbird? But little Tickbird outwits Hippo and, from that day on, Hippo is not allowed to splosh in the water hole and Tickbird is allowed to sit on Hippo's back and take all the yummy ticks she can eat.

Tuesday's snappy story tells of Why Crocodile Has A Bumpy Back. There was a time when Crocodile's skin was all smooth and he had to be very careful of the hot Tinga Tinga sun. One day, while napping, Crocodile gets sunburnt. Lion warns all the animals that the Wildebeest have returned to Tinga Tinga and could stampede at any moment. The animals try to warn snappy Crocodile ... but it's too late and the Wildebeest stampede all over Crocodile. From that day on, Crocodile has a bumpy back and is grumpier and snappier than ever!

Wednesday's story tells of Why Zebra Has Stripes. Zebra was once very easy to spot in Tinga Tinga as he was bright white all over. This was very annoying as he wanted to be left alone to munch on yummy grass, getting fatter and fatter. One day, Eagle arrives at the watering hole with a new pair of talons that she found in the Great Cave. Zebra accompanies the Monkeys into the Cave where they discover the last item – a plain black coat. By holding in his tummy, Zebra manages to get the coat on but it is extremely tight. The black coat starts to rip until Zebra has a stripy black and white coat which makes him very difficult to spot among the tall grasses of the plains. Finally, Zebra can eat as much grass as he likes and not be spotted by the other animals.

On Thursday, viewers can find out Why Snake Has No Legs. There was a time when Snake had hundreds and hundreds of legs. But poor Snake had no eyes. It was the Tinga Tinga Festival of Colours and Snake so wants to see it. Tortoise suggests borrowing some eyes just for a day. Snake and Millipede decided to swap so that Snake can see all the wonderful colours and Millipede can run all over Tinga Tinga. But, when Snake comes back to return Millipede's eyes, Millepede can't be found anywhere.

Friday's feathery finale explains Why Flamingo Stands On One Leg. Flamingo and her beautiful flock arrive at the watering hole but their arrival immediately creates an overcrowding problem. The Crabs are infuriated as they now cannot perform their underwater dance because all the Flamingo legs are getting in their way. The Crabs wade into the water and nip the Flamingo's legs. Flamingo and her flock each lift up one leg and immediately there is more room. So, from that moment on, Flamingo stands on one leg, everyone has enough room at the watering hole and the Crabs can perform their underwater dance.

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Network TV BBC Week 9: Tuesday 2 March 2010

BBC ONE Tuesday 2 March 2010
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EastEnders

Tuesday 2 March
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

Though Whitney is unhappy with Billie for disappearing back to his old home, the boy goes to some effort to win back the girl's affection, in the latest slice of drama from Walford. When she finds out that Billie is storing a gun, Whitney demands that he get rid of it.

Zainab is still having difficulty trusting Masood, even though he claims to be innocent of the mysterious postal crimes. When Zainab sees her husband looking after their baby boy, though, her heart softens.

Carol finds herself the target of Billy Mitchell's affections and agrees to go with him to the Argee Bhajee on a date.

Whitney is played by Shona McGarty, Billie by Devon Anderson, Zainab by Nina Wadia, Masood by Nitin Ganatra, Carol by Lindsey Coulson and Billy by Perry Fenwick.

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Holby City

Tuesday 2 March
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

After a massive fight between Faye and Joseph, Joseph storms out of Holby and leaves Faye to be comforted by Linden, as the medical drama continues.

News reaches Holby that there is a hostage situation in the city and that victims will be brought into AAU. As Linden and Faye battle to save the victims, Linden can see Faye is upset and comforts her. The two kiss but when Faye finds Joseph's tie on one of the victims she thinks the worst.

The doors of AAU fly open; it's Joseph. He is fine but Daisha has been shot.

Elliot wants to make it work with new consultant Toby Geddes but he finds Geddes so impossible that he explodes at him in theatre. Following the operation, Elliot questions Michael's role of director of surgery and writes his letter of resignation.

Meanwhile, Penny and Oliver are desperately trying to impress Elliot and Linden by helping in the hostage emergency.

Faye is played by Patsy Kensit Healy, Joseph by Luke Roberts, Linden by Duncan Pow, Daisha by Rebecca Grant, Elliot by Paul Bradley, Toby Geddes by Rick Warden, Michael by Hari Dhillon, Penny by Emma Catherwood and Oliver by James Anderson.

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Five Days – Day Two Ep 2/5

Monday 1 to Friday 5 March
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 17 February)

Laurie is determined that the abandoned baby and the body on the train tracks must be connected, as Gwyneth Hughes's gripping new five-part mystery continues. Her new boss, DI Mal Craig, however, remains cynical that there is any connection at all and enjoys telling Laurie she's wrong at every possible opportunity. But there's a growing respect – and possible attraction – between them both.

The police have little real evidence to go on until a young boy, who was messing around by the tracks at the time, hands over some mobile phone footage of the incident – suggesting there was a second person on the bridge. Maybe Laurie is right – was the suicide really a murder? She's even more surprised when she learns that the boy is Mal's son, Luke.

Across town, while at evening prayers, Nusrat is shocked to bump into a young man she knows. He is distressed and angrily refuses to talk to her before running off into the night. Who is he and what is he hiding?

Baby Michael, meanwhile, faces an uncertain future. With his real identity still a mystery, different parties vie to decide his fate.

Suranne Jones is PC Laurie Franklin; David Morrissey is DI Mal Craig, Shivani Ghai is Nusrat Preston and Luke Hudson is Mal's son, Luke.

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BBC THREE Tuesday 2 March 2010
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Last Woman Standing Ep 4/6

Tuesday 2 March
9.00-10.00pm BBC THREE

A gruelling raft race in the Philippines is the latest test for the five female UK athletes who are travelling across the globe, competing against some of the most remote tribes on Earth in the challenge of a lifetime.

Athletes Alex, Anna, Joni, Lesley and Natalie head to the remote island of Coron, in the Western Philippines, to take part in a punishing 12-kilometre raft race across the open sea.

The Tagbanua are a tribe of farmers and fishermen who live harsh and isolated lives gathering fish and seaweed from the waters in the region of Palawan. The local women work on the sea from an early age and are masters on ocean-going bamboo rafts that are held together with nothing more than twine.

The athletes have just seven days to master the art of rafting, learning how to keep afloat, balance and row in the rough, choppy water. This raft race will be a test of skill, stamina and, above all, sheer determination.

But suffering from a crippling injury, Anna is forced out of training. As race day arrives, will Anna be fit enough to compete and will any of the athletes stay on their rafts long enough to finish the race – and win?

Over the course of their journey the athletes will be tested physically and emotionally, but only one of the competitors will have the honour of being crowned the Last Woman Standing.

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Coming Of Age Ep 8/8

Tuesday 2 March
10.30-11.00pm BBC THREE

Anabel Barnston plays Chloe, Tony Bignell plays Matt, Joe Tracini plays DK, Ceri Phillips plays Ollie and Hannah Job plays Jas
Ollie is surrounded by his friends

After they discover Ollie has had a heart attack, the gang gathers around his hospital bed to keep vigil, as the student comedy concludes. Ollie, meanwhile, finds himself in purgatory where his angel takes the form of a made-over DK, who presents him with a choice of whether to live or to die. The future looks bleak: Matt ends up with no hands, DK gives up rapping and takes up Gregorian chanting, Chloe cultivates a serious caffeine addiction and – most worrying of all – Jas turns to prostitution.

Angel-DK, though, isn't all he purports to be and an intervention from a divine being who looks suspiciously like the principal presents a possible third way for Ollie to find his way back to his mates.

Ollie is played by Ceri Phillips, DK by Joe Tracini, Matt by Tony Bignell, Chloe by Anabel Barnston, Jas by Hannah Job and the principal by Ellen Thomas.

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BBC ONE Wednesday 3 March 2010
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Blue Peter

Wednesday 3 March
4.35-5.00pm BBC ONE
Joel DeFries, Helen Skelton, and Andy Akinwolere announce the winner of the Blue Peter Book Of The Year Award 2010
Joel DeFries, Helen Skelton, and Andy Akinwolere announce the winner of the Blue Peter Book Of The Year Award 2010

Coinciding with World Book Day, Blue Peter announces the winner of the coveted annual Blue Peter Book Of The Year Award 2010.

Run in conjunction with the Booktrust, the Blue Peter Book Awards have been honouring children's books for a decade, recognising and celebrating the best children's authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children.

The judging panel comprises Blue Peter's editor Tim Levell, children's librarian Debra Conway and author Matt Haig, who won the ultimate accolade of Blue Peter Book Of The Year in 2009 for his novel Shadow Forest. They are joined by a panel of nine Blue Peter viewers, who introduce each book and then decide the winner in each of the three categories and most importantly the overall winner of the Blue Peter Book Of The Year 2010.

The shortlists for the three categories are as follows:

Book I Couldn't Put Down: Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce; The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43 by Harriet Goodwin; and Frozen In Time by Ali Sparkes.

Most Fun Story With Pictures: Peter The Penguin Pioneer by Daren King; Spells by Emily Gravett; and Dinkin Dings And The Frightening Things by Guy Bass.

Best Book With Facts: Usborne Lift-The-Flap Picture Atlas by Alex Frith and Kate Leake; Tail-End Charlie by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom; and Why Eating Bogeys Is Good for You by Mitchell Symons.

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Five Days – Day Three Ep 3/5

Monday 1 to Friday 5 March
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 17 February)

A week has now passed and Laurie, Mal and their team have had little success in finding out what happened, as the gripping new mystery continues.

They stage a reconstruction of the train incident in an attempt to find some new leads and Laurie's path crosses once more with some of the original passengers.

Danny and Nusrat try not to get too hung up on the idea of adopting baby Michael, but Nusrat has more pressing worries on her mind. It turns out that the young man she met at the prayer group is, in fact, her younger brother, Khalil, who has returned from a trip to Pakistan. Family tensions rise further still when her dad, Ibra, finds photographs on Khalil's laptop. What has he been doing and is he in trouble?

Mal, meanwhile, is horrified when he learns that his son has gone missing – especially since Luke has been staying with him whilst his ex-wife has been away on holiday. Back at the police station, Laurie is shocked to find train driver Pat waiting for her, with a confession related to the investigation. Later that night, when Laurie meets Mal in the pub, he makes a proposal she finds impossible to refuse...

Suranne Jones is PC Laurie Franklin; David Morrissey is DI Mal Craig; Matthew McNulty is Danny Preston; Shivani Ghai is Nusrat Preston; Sacha Dharwan is Khalil Akram; Aaron Neil is Ibra Akram; and Steve Evets is Pat Dowling.

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Damages – The Dog Is Happier Without Her Ep 2/13

Wednesday 24 February
10.30-11.30pm BBC ONE

In the wake of the news that his father, Louis, has squirreled away a large sum of money from his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, Joe Tobin learns that his family's apartment is being seized by the Manhattan DA, as the drama following the life of revered and reviled New York litigator Patty Hewes, played by Glenn Close, continues.

Now under siege as a result of his father's crimes, Joe tries frantically to keep his family from being ruined. And as both Patty and Tom look for evidence of any money that is still remaining from the fraud, they uncover information suggesting that Louis may have called a mistress just prior to his arrest.

Meanwhile, despite the tension and acrimony that characterise their divorce negotiations, Patty doesn't hesitate to call on her estranged husband, Phil Grey, to help with the family's dog, Corey.

Incredulous that Patty would have allowed the DA to seize his home, especially after he secretly agreed to co-operate in her search for any money, Joe promises to help put his father behind bars for a long time if she will help protect his remaining assets. But when Patty fails to provide him with any assurance that he will be spared, Joe tells Winstone that he has decided to work with his dad to gain access to the hidden cash.

Meanwhile, once Ellen helps Tom by confirming that Danielle Marchetti was the woman Louis called on the night of his arrest, Joe confronts his dad about the alleged affair. After Joe sets out to see Danielle – a woman he once dated – Louis orders Winstone to see that she leaves the country before she can be subpoenaed.

Tom struggles to tell his wife that they and many of their family and friends have been wiped out by Tobin's fraud. Then Joe arrives to ask Danielle about her relationship with his father. Joe leaves when she threatens to call the police but then Danielle is accidentally hit by his car.

Finally, after agreeing to let her have their apartment as part of the settlement, Phil asks Patty to give their marriage a second chance, only to have her coolly rebuff his advances.

Len Cariou plays Louis Tobin, with Campbell Scott as Joe Tobin, Glenn Close as Patty Hewes, Tate Donovan as Tom, Michael Nouri as Phil Grey, Rose Byrne as Ellen and Martin Short as Winstone.

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BBC FOUR Wednesday 3 March 2010
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Mad Men – Seven Twenty Three Ep 7/13

High Definition programme
Wednesday 3 March
10.00-10.45pm BBC FOUR

The Mad Men think about their future at Sterling Cooper, as the acclaimed American drama set in a New York advertising agency in the early Sixties continues.

At work Roger complains to Don about competitor David Ogilvy's book Confessions Of An Advertising Man. Later, Conrad Hilton pays an unscheduled visit to Don and describes himself as having a wandering eye, even though his needs are met. It turns out that he wants Don to handle Hilton's three New York properties, but at a price. Don and Betty then argue about his future with the company.

Betty hosts members of the Junior League, who are campaigning to prevent the installation of a huge water tank that will drain the scenic local reservoir and mar the landscape. She remembers that Henry Francis, whom she met at Sterling's party, works at the governor's office and may have influence. While Don talks to Sally's teacher, Betty gets close to Henry.

Meanwhile, Peggy receives a gift from Duck which forces her to reconsider her career path and Roger presents Don with an ultimatum.

John Slattery plays Roger Sterling, Jon Hamm plays Don Draper, Chelcie Ross plays Conrad Hilton, January Jones plays Betty Draper, Christopher Stanley plays Henry Francis and Kiernan Shipka plays Sally Draper.

Mad Men is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's high definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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BBC ONE Thursday 4 March 2010
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EastEnders

Thursday 4 March
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

Jane receives confirmation of an appointment at the clinic for Lucy to have an abortion, but the letter accidentally ends up in Peter's schoolbag, as the drama in Albert Square continues.

Carol, meanwhile, is livid when she finds out that her son, Billie, has dropped out of college and demands that he start looking for a job immediately. Between keeping Billie on the straight and narrow and looking after a devastated Max, she has her hands full.

Elsewhere, Lucas is desperate to find a distraction that will keep Liz from investigating her son, Owen's, disappearance. Luckily, for him, he overhears Liz telling Patrick some useful information.

Jane is played by Laurie Brett, Lucy by Melissa Suffield, Peter by Thomas Law, Carol by Lindsey Coulson, Billie by Devon Anderson, Max by Jake Wood, Lucas by Don Gilet, Liz by Kate Williams and Patrick by Rudolph Walker.

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Five Days – Day Four Ep 4/5

Monday 1 to Friday 5 March
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 17 February)

Two breakthroughs in the case begin to throw light on the identity of the body and baby Michael, in tonight's penultimate episode of the gripping new mystery. A girl has been arrested in Newcastle – and her prints match those found on Michael's buggy. She must be his mother.

Mal and Laurie's investigation, meanwhile, takes them to Scarborough to interview a man who claims to hold the key to unlocking the real identity of the body on the line.

Pat's involvement in the investigation deepens when it's revealed that he does know the mystery person who was on the bridge at the same time the incident occurred. But was it suicide or murder?

Elsewhere, Nusrat and Danny are worried about Khalil, who is depressed. He has a panic attack at a Royal visit to the local hospital and is arrested by the police.

Mal and Laurie decide to stay on in Scarborough and nearly get a night away together. But their romance is thwarted when Mal's wife relents and agrees he can spend the weekend with Luke. They return to town but, as they get off the train, Laurie bumps into Sohel, the strange, edgy student she met on the train and at the reconstruction. He throws his rucksack at her and runs off – followed, in hot pursuit, by Laurie and Mal.

David Morrissey is DI Mal Craig; Suranne Jones is PC Laurie Franklin; Steve Evets is Pat Dowling; Shivani Ghai is Nusrat Preston; Matthew McNulty is Danny; Sacha Dharwan is Khalil Akram; Zaid Munir is Sohel; and Luke Hudson is Mal's son, Luke.

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BBC TWO Thursday 4 March 2010
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The Culture Show

Thursday 4 March
7.00-8.00pm BBC TWO (Schedule addition 19 February)

Madonna and Jesus Luz, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson: older women in relationships with younger men are all over the headlines at the moment, which means it's an apt time for the re-release of In Praise Of Older Women. First published in 1965, Stephen Vicinczey's autobiographical novel about a young man's sexual education quickly became a bestseller and a cult classic. Miranda Sawyer talks to the author about the joys of ladies of a certain age.

Tom Dyckhoff has an access-all-areas pass to the jury day for this year's Brit Insurance Design Awards. The panel will have a tough job steering a path through the nominations of almost 100 designs – from prototype cars to iPod applications, chandeliers to underpants and museums to concept cars. The jury, chaired by Antony Gormley, will choose the winners of seven categories, including architecture and fashion, and in tonight's programme the jury's shortlist of potential design classics is exclusively announced.

As the film award season hots up for 2010, The Culture Show's movie critic, Mark Kermode, presents his alternative motion picture awards. Now in their fifth year, the Kermode Awards rights the wrongs of those who have been shamefully overlooked by Uncle Oscar.

The visionary director Tom Morris, whose previous hits include War Horse and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, was recently appointed as the new artistic director of the legendary Bristol Old Vic Theatre. His first production, Juliet And Her Romeo, casts the famous lovers as 80-year-olds living in a care home. Tom takes time out from rehearsals to talk to Clemency Burton-Hill about his plans for the Bristol Old Vic and the issues facing regional theatre in these challenging times.

Finally, with the UK now firmly in an election year, The Culture Show finds out where the political parties stand on culture – how important it is to them and where it fits into their visions of Britain's future. Alan Yentob chairs a discussion with culture ministers from the Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Scottish Nationalist parties with questions from leading figures from the world of art and culture.

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Bellamy's People Ep 7/8

Thursday 4 March
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO

Award-winning radio journalist Gary Bellamy this week visits Carmarthen, South Wales, and meets a religious cult called "The Garden" and its charismatic leader, Ian Knowles, played by Charlie Higson, in the penultimate episode of Bellamy's People.

Martin Hole continues his wide-ranging discourse – this week on spirituality – and once again declares he's "done" Gary right up.

Bellamy also meets Reverend Samson Archibald, who is on a mission to save the people of Willesden; Berkshire Shaman Jason Laughingwater; parish worker Sam Maitland; Bryn Tablock of the Rhondda Valley; and morbidly obese Graham Downes – who offers his views on religious garmentry from his bedroom in Essex.

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BBC THREE Thursday 4 March 2010
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Dancing On Wheels Ep 4/6

Thursday 4 March
9.00-10.00pm BBC THREE
Judges Ade Adepitan, Ola Jordan and James Jordan have to send another couple home
Judges Ade Adepitan, Ola Jordan and James Jordan have to send another couple home

It's the semi-final of the ballroom dancing competition and, with just three couples remaining, choreographer and star of Strictly Come Dancing, Brian Fortuna, has chosen a different dance for each couple to learn.

With help from his professional dance partner, Kristina Rihanoff, he shows them how to wheelchair dance the samba, the salsa and the waltz.

With new dances to learn, daring costumes and impressive tricks on display, Brian is determined to push each couple to their limit and, after weeks of intense training, all the couples are feeling the strain.

With the pressure mounting, James takes time out of training to demonstrate how, despite having no legs, he is able to water-ski, and Diana and Mark head to a tea dance to practice their waltz. Harry and Michelle, meanwhile, are still on a high from getting through last week's dance-off but will Harry's new-found confidence get him through the fast counts of the samba?

Once again the couples face the panel of three judges: Strictly Come Dancing's James Jordan and reigning champion Ola Jordan and paralympic athlete Ade Adepitan. They must send another couple home as they search for the best dancers to represent the UK at the toughest Wheelchair Dance Sport competition in the world.

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Eddie Izzard – Marathon Man Ep 1/3

New series
Thursday 4 March
10.30-11.30pm BBC THREE
Eddie Izzard ran 43 marathons in 51 days
Eddie Izzard ran 43 marathons in 51 days

Last summer, renowned comedian Eddie Izzard completed the ultimate human endurance challenge for Sport Relief – completing a staggering 43 marathons in 51 days around the UK. This inspiring three-part documentary follows Eddie's epic adventure.

Eddie Iz Running looks at how he managed to successfully complete this gruelling feat after just five weeks of training. Covering a mind-blowing 1,166 miles, the documentary looks at what drove Eddie and the physical and mental strain of running consecutive marathons – during which he gained blisters upon blisters, lost toenails, suffered from insomnia, took much-needed ice baths, rotated seven pairs of trainers and ate more than 6,000 calories a day in order to complete his challenge.

Along the way, Eddie was joined and supported by celebrities including Frank Skinner and Denise Van Outen in Edinburgh, and Ben Shepherd and Emma Crosby who joined him on his triumphant return to London.

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BBC ONE Friday 5 March 2010
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EastEnders

Friday 5 March
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Carol is determined to get her brother through a very difficult day, in the last visit of the week to Walford, but Becca manages to distract Max.

Billie, meanwhile, assures Whitney that he has left his old life behind and that he is now dedicated to their relationship. When Billie's old friends make an appearance on the Square, however, the young lad finds his promises difficult to keep.

Carol is played by Lindsey Coulson, Becca by Simone James, Max by Jake Wood, Billie by Devon Anderson and Whitney by Shona McGarty.

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Five Days – Day Five Ep 5/5

Monday 1 to Friday 5 March
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 17 February)

The time has come to decide on baby Michael's future parents, but someone else has a different idea of what's best for him and is prepared to risk all to get their way, as Gwyneth Hughes's gripping new mystery reaches its conclusion.

Nusrat and Danny are driven apart as they struggle to come to terms with recent events. And, as Laurie finally resolves the case, viewers discover what really happened on Day One.

Shivani Ghai is Nusrat Preston; Matthew McNulty is Danny; and Suranne Jones is PC Laurie Franklin.

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BBC TWO Friday 5 March 2010
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Mastercrafts – Stained Glass Ep 4/6

Friday 5 March
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO
Monty Don presents as three beginners learn the ancient craft of stained glass
Monty Don presents as three beginners learn the ancient craft of stained glass

Monty Don puts three more passionate beginners through their paces as they follow their dreams of learning the ancient craft of stained glass.

The knowledge of manufacturing glass was brought to Britain by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago, along with the seed of Christianity. As Christianity flourished, the great cathedrals of the Middle Ages were built. The craft of stained glass spread as it strove to tell bible stories to a largely illiterate congregation, at the same time as pouring light into these gothic buildings.

Full-time mum Abigail Ross, 40; trainee architect James Wignall, 24; and grandmother Valerie Rolls, 67, take up their places as wannabe artisans in a south London glass studio to learn this ancient craft.

It takes four to five years to train properly as a stained glass craftsman. During their six-week intensive course, the trainees learn the foundations of the craft – from how to cut glass incredibly accurately, to leading up and glazing a window.

They are instructed by their mentor, Sophie Hussein, who has been working in the field of stained glass for nearly 20 years. Monty, meanwhile, explores the importance of stained glass and follows its journey – not only through history but also from its molten raw state to its finished splendour within a stained glass window.

Can the apprentices grasp the craft and end up following in the footsteps of the master glazers of the past by designing and making a story window fit to grace a public building?

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The Bubble Ep 3/6

Friday 5 March
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO

David Mitchell introduces another episode of The Bubble
David Mitchell introduces another episode of The Bubble

Hosted by David Mitchell, this week's edition of the comedy quiz sees Sue Perkins, Clive Anderson and Sarah Millican attempt to identify the true stories from the fakes after three days locked away in a media-free zone that is The Bubble.

The three celebrity contestants are shown a series of news reports or images from TV, newspapers and celebrity gossip magazines and must determine which are genuine and which are fake. Because they've been away and out of touch – just like when you come back from holiday – they'll believe almost anything.

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BBC FOUR Friday 5 March 2010
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Heavy Metal Britannia

Friday 5 March
9.00-10.30pm BBC FOUR

Voiced by Nigel Planer, Heavy Metal Britannia traces the emergence of the genre in Britain in the late Sixties and Seventies. Metal began life in the mid-Sixties underground rock scene – a fledging style spearheaded by the likes of Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.

This early metal was dominated by paranoia and darkness, albeit often tongue-in-cheek. The players were male, mostly working-class – a uniquely Seventies British style – spawning their own long-haired, head-banging audience with their own dress codes and world view.

While this generation still defines classic British metal, it was nearly overtaken by British punk in the late Seventies. Then back came a new generation such as Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon, dubbed "The New Wave of British Metal" by the press.

As the Eighties dawned, the best of these two metal generations were ready for the long haul – to make their genre the key force in music it remains today.

Tonight's documentary features contributions from Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi, Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Jon Lord, Bruce Dickinson, Edgar Broughton and Lemmy, among others.

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CBBC Friday 5 March 2010
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Spirit Warriors – Young At Heart Ep 7/10

Friday 5 March
5.45-6.15pm CBBC

The warriors continue their quest against evil in the CBBC martial arts action-adventure-drama series, which mixes CGI and live action, and experience a sweet encounter as they enter a new realm in their quest to find the remaining spirit pieces scattered across the Spirit World.

Following the clue: "Find the truth where beauty lies", the warriors enter the earth realm and stumble across a strange cave, full of all their favourite foods, straight out of a fairy-tale. However, this fairy-tale doesn't look like it'll have a happy ending. The house's owner, the gorgeous Madame Ching, and her sweet man-servant, Tai Fai, have a terrible secret – and, when Jen goes missing, the Spirit Warriors need to find out what it is. Will they solve the mystery, fend off Hwang and find the spirit piece before it's too late?

Madame Ching is played by Elizabeth Tan, Tai Fai by Chooye Bay, Jen by Alicia Lai and Hwang by Tom Wu. This episode also features Burt Kwouk as the voice of Shen, Jessica Henwick as Bo, Karl Rogers as Martin, Gilles Geary as Trix, Benedict Wong as Li and Lil' Simz as Vicky.

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