Wednesday 24 Sep 2014
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.
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.
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.
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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