Monday 22 Sep 2014
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.
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.
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.