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Network TV BBC Week 12: Wednesday 23 March 2011

BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD
Wednesday 23 March 2011
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Waterloo Road Ep 18/20

High Definition programme
Wednesday 23 March
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD
Vicki (Rebecca Ryan) lacks confidence as the school fashion show approaches
Vicki (Rebecca Ryan) lacks confidence as the school fashion show approaches

Waterloo Road is buzzing with excitement as the school fashion show gets under way, as the series set in a Rochdale comprehensive continues. However, Ronan's attempts to bolster Vicki's self-confidence take an unexpected turn. Elsewhere, Cesca and Jonah make a decision that will change their lives for ever and Grantly and Ruby form an unlikely creative partnership.

Ronan's mentor, Dan, a modelling industry professional, proves to be a big hit with the ladies when he is brought in to judge the school fashion show. That is, with the exception of Adanna, who takes an instant dislike to him. When Ronan teams up with Bex, Jess and Vicki for the event, he notices Vicki's lack of confidence and convinces Dan to single her out for attention. However, his well-intended plan soon spirals out of control.

In the staffroom, Grantly and Ruby concur that their shared love of literature has reached new levels following their book swap. When Grantly confesses his dream of becoming a writer, an unlikely partnership is formed.

Elsewhere, Cesca is determined to carry out her termination, despite Jonah's attempts to talk her round. As Cesca heads to the clinic, Jonah makes a last-ditch attempt to dissuade her. Later, back at Waterloo Road, Jonah and Cesca share a private moment of happiness – unaware that they are being watched.

Ronan Burley is played by Ben Ryan Davis, Vicki MacDonald by Rebecca Ryan, Francesca Montoya by Karen David, Jonah Kirby by Lucien Laviscount, Grantly Budgen by Philip Martin Brown, Ruby Fry by Elizabeth Berrington, Dan by Will Mellor, Adanna Lawal by Sharlene Whyte, Bex Fisher by Tina O'Brien and Jess Fisher by Linzey Cocker.

Waterloo Road is simulcast in HD on BBC One HD on Freesat channel 108, Freeview channel 50, Sky channel 143 and Virgin Media channel 108.

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MasterChef Ep 8/15

High Definition programme
Wednesday 23 March
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD

MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace continue their quest to find this year's best amateur cook as they enter the world of celebrity catering.

In the MasterChef kitchen, John and Gregg ask the remaining seven skilful cooks to step up a level in their first fine-dining challenge and prepare a stand-out dish for the critical palate of world-class celebrity caterer Bertie de Rougemont. With only an hour and a half to elevate their dishes to achieve fine flavour and presentation, tension is clear as all the contestants battle to ensure they stay in the competition.

The best remaining six amateurs hit the road for their next challenge: feeding the entire cast and crew of award-winning drama series Merlin. Each contestant must prepare two items for a lavish buffet that will be the centrepiece for the cast's wrap party, hosted by acclaimed actor Richard Wilson, to mark the end of months of arduous filming. In two portable kitchens on set, the contestants are pushed to the limit as they struggle to get their own dishes achieved in just three hours. With so much food to prepare, stress levels are high as they rush to finish and set up the elaborate supper while the crew and cast complete their last take.

Only the most talented can continue their journey to become MasterChef Champion 2011.

MasterChef is simulcast in HD on BBC One HD on Freesat channel 108, Freeview channel 50, Sky channel 143 and Virgin Media channel 108.

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BBC TWO Wednesday 23 March 2011
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Royal Upstairs Downstairs – Castle Howard Ep 13/20

Wednesday 23 March
6.30-7.00pm BBC TWO

What do you have to do when a queen decides to come to visit? That's what Tim Wonnacott and Rosemary Shrager are exploring in this series as they follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria and the castles, palaces and stately homes visited by Britain's longest-reigning Monarch through her lifetime.

Today, they arrive at one of the grandest and most recognisable houses in the north of England, Castle Howard, which the Queen visited in August 1850, 13 years into her reign. Upstairs, Tim explores the vast castle and highlights the curiosities that would have surprised Victoria during her stay. Downstairs, Rosemary is in the kitchen recreating an authentic 19th-century recipe that was made for Victoria during her visit.

The Queen's host was the Seventh Earl of Carlisle, George William Howard, whose family had resided at Castle Howard for more than 300 years. The Royal couple travelled to the castle in Yorkshire from London. At the time, this was the furthest north the Queen had travelled by train.

Downstairs, alongside Victorian food historian Ivan Day, Rosemary prepares a salad of grouse á la Soyer. This was the signature dish of celebrated French chef Alexis Soyer, who was invited by the Earl to cook the Castle Howard ball supper for the visiting Monarch.

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