Wednesday 24 Sep 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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