Thursday 27 Nov 2014
Fatboy and Lauren set off in search of Whitney, in the week's first visit to the London Borough of Walford.
Meanwhile, Ricky and Carol are shocked when they find out the truth about Whitney.
Elsewhere, Jodie realises she isn't ready to be a stepmum, which forces her to make a decision about her relationship with Darren.
Fatboy is played by Ricky Norwood, Lauren by Jacqueline Jossa, Whitney by Shona McGarty, Ricky by Sid Owen, Carol by Lindsay Coulson, Jodie by Kylie Babbington and Darren by Charlie G Hawkins.
EastEnders is simulcast in HD on BBC One HD on Freesat channel 108, Freeview channel 50, Sky channel 143 and Virgin Media channel 108.
The team deduce that Teresa was fleeing from someone or something in her room – and was willing to take her own life rather than face them – in the concluding part of the latest story of the cold case drama. Meanwhile, Peter Broading's psych report throws up a vital detail. He had been branded by cigarettes as a child and became convinced the burn-holes were eyes looking at him.
Boyd breaks Broading. He admits he was part of Fenchurch's corrupt regime, but Fenchurch was far from the worst thing Endsleigh Lodge had to offer. David Drew – a boy of no more than nine years old – spearheaded the violence and torment. He punished Broading with cigarette burns for being Fenchurch's lackey. He even defied Fenchurch; he was as fearless as he was terrifying.
Recovering from her attack in hospital, Trish Somers offers Sarah a line of enquiry. She admits that young Claire had sent her a letter a couple of years after her disappearance, telling her mother how happy she was. Trish insists her daughter was better off without her. Tracking down the letter, then working on its degraded and charred remains, the team learn where Claire Somers was taken.
Boyd and Sarah break into the abandoned cottage that housed this girl's family. In the children's bedroom they find nightmarish child's drawings on the wall. These children knew the Bag Man too.
As the team race to find the answers, they force the killer – this horrifying tormentor, the Bag Man – to act against them. Can they solve the riddle of a darkly secret family, and its damaged youth, before more blood is spilt?
Teresa Harding is played by Georgina Rich, Peter Broading by Philip Wright, Det Supt Peter Boyd by Trevor Eve, Robert Fenchurch by Tim Parker, Trish Somers by Mary Jo Randle, Det Supt Sarah Cavendish by Eva Birthistle and Claire Somers by Anna Hope. Care also stars Sue Johnston as Dr Grace Foley, Tara FitzGerald as Eve Lockhart and Wil Johnson as DI Spencer Jordan. Care is written by Richard Warlow.
Dermot and Maria's wedding is just days away and tensions are running high in the Brown household, as the comedy written by and starring Brendan O'Carroll continues. The groom is getting cold feet and his best man, Buster, can't find anything good to say about Dermot in his speech. To cap it all Agnes Brown is mystified as to why her daughter Cathy has given her a book on homosexuality. Is she trying to tell her mother that one of the family is gay?
When Dermot's pre-marriage nerves get the better of him, he does what he always does when stressed: he locks himself in the cupboard. Father Quinn is bemused to have to give Maria and Dermot their pre-marriage talk in slightly unusual circumstances – with the mother of the groom in attendance and the groom in the cupboard. If Dermot won't reappear for the priest, how on earth is Agnes going to persuade him to come out in time for his wedding?
Meanwhile, Agnes Brown goes on a hunt for the homosexual in the family. Eventually she realises who it is. With help from Cathy and a greetings card, Agnes reassures them, and herself, as only she can.
Dermot Brown is played by Paddy Houlihan, Maria Nicholson by Fiona O'Carroll, Buster by Danny O'Carroll, Agnes Brown by Brendan O'Carroll, Cathy Brown by Jennifer Gibney and Father Quinn by Pat Shields.
Mrs Brown's Boys is simulcast in HD on BBC One HD on Freesat channel 108, Freeview channel 50, Sky channel 143 and Virgin Media channel 108.
Just what goes on behind the scenes of a Royal visit? Tim Wonnacott and Rosemary Shrager continue their journey through the stately homes, castles and palaces visited by Queen Victoria during her lengthy lifetime and reign. Today, following in her footsteps, they arrive in Lincolnshire at the magnificent Burghley House, which the Queen visited in November 1844.
Tim is upstairs telling the story of the visit, with special insight from the Queen's own diaries to give her unique opinion on her short stay at Burghley House. He also explores the grand building, uncovering the architecture and antiques which would have intrigued the visiting Monarch.
Downstairs, passionate chef Rosemary discovers how the House was run during the visit and leafs through some special mementos from the stay – including a guestbook signed by Prince Albert and the Queen. She also takes to the kitchens to recreate a popular 19th-century dish that would have been served during one of the elaborate banquets.
Burghley House was built in 1555 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The host for the Queen and Prince Albert's visit was the Marquess of Exeter, who had specially invited the Royal couple to attend the christening of the Marquess and Marchioness' daughter. Prince Albert was to be the godfather of the newborn, who in tribute was named Victoria.
Alongside food historian Ivan Day, Rosemary takes to the vast Elizabethan kitchen to prepare gingerbread cakes using original 19th-century Victorian moulds – which were prepared by locals back then, and sold for a penny.
Peter Taylor’s two-part series revealing the inside story of the intelligence war which has been fought against Al Qaeda over the last decade picks up after 7/7. It traces key Al Qaeda operatives through a series of recent plots, showing how the intelligence agencies fought back against Al Qaeda to devastating effect.
The programme sees how, with harsh interrogation techniques increasingly off-limits, spy agencies, now with greater resources, have developed a controversial high-tech method of targeting and killing suspected terrorists with pilotless drone aircraft.
Exclusive new interviews reveal how some insiders claim it is "the best game in town" but how others condemn it as extra-judicial assassination.
The programme sees how Western governments have been forced to face up to the end game: what to do with the hardcore of suspected Al Qaeda detainees still at Guantanamo Bay (where this programme has filmed).
A visiting group of dignitaries from Rio (Olympic hosts in 2016) is in London for the week, as the comedy following the challenges – both personal and professional – faced by the Olympic Deliverance team continues.
For head of deliverance Ian Fletcher and his team, the mission is simple. All they have to do is to meet the Brazilian delegation and take them by coach to the Olympic Stadium, where they will meet Head of LOCOG Lord Sebastian Coe. What can possibly go wrong?
As it turns out, just about everything – from language difficulties through satellite navigation issues to burst water mains and phantom punctures. For the team it's a lesson in the importance of staying positive and focused, even when you are literally travelling in completely the wrong direction...
Ian Fletcher is played by Hugh Bonneville.
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