Thursday 27 Nov 2014
The Dovefield Public Justice Centre has been open for a month and it's already hard work, in this new week-long drama for BBC One Daytime. Judge Patrick Coburn has so far been unable to convince his staff – never mind the local community – of his new approach to justice, and Coburn's bosses at the Ministry of Justice also remain unconvinced that he'll be able to deliver results.
To add insult to injury, the PJC has been broken into overnight. It doesn't look like much has been taken but a key memo from the MoJ is missing. Coburn wants to hush it up but Community Liaison Officer and second-in-command Marie thinks he's taking the wrong approach. Marie knows that they need some good press and quick, so local reporter Louise Scanlon is brought in to interview Coburn. Not one for a charm offensive, Coburn bristles at personal questions, which arouses Louise's journalistic instincts.
Rattled by the interview, Coburn realises that he has to get out of the Centre and start engaging with the locals. When Coburn realises he won't find out anything from behind the tinted windows of his car, Coburn and Senior Probation Officer Joe Gateacre borrow BMX bikes from some kids to complete their journey.
At the Crown Court, the latest case against local hoodlum Jake Little is thrown out when key witness Sharna Mulhearn doesn't show up. A smiling Jake celebrates his victory but Sharna is worried about repercussions from agreeing to testify in the first place, particularly when her mate Kaz is drawn into it.
Coburn visits his old church for the first time in 40 years and is astonished to find that Father Jim is still there. The priest tells Coburn that it's great to have him back, the community needs him; Jake Little runs things round here and no one seems to be able to do anything about it.
Judge Patrick Coburn is played by Robert Pugh, Marie by Christine Tremarco, Louise Scanlon by Gillian Kearney, Joe Gateacre by Gary Mavers, Jake Little by Jake Abraham, Sharna Mulhearn by Jodie Comer, Kaz Kenny by Ellie Paskell and Father Jim Kelly by Tom Georgeson.
Alongside Justice, BBC Daytime will show Neighbourhood Blues, a new observational documentary series following the work of a new taskforce assigned to tackle the enduring problem of housing estate crime.
Justice is simulcast in HD on BBC One HD on Freesat channel 108, Freeview channel 50, Sky channel 143 and Virgin Media channel 108.
Jack finds Ronnie and they have a heart to heart, in the week's first visit to Albert Square.
Elsewhere, Tamwar is sick of his family interfering in his relationship with Afia and decides to do something about it.
Meanwhile, Michael persuades Roxy to sell the salon and suggests offering it to Tanya for a quick sale.
Jack is played by Scott Maslen, Ronnie by Samantha Womack, Tamwar by Himesh Patel, Afia by Meryl Fernandes, Michael by Steve John Shepherd, Roxy by Rita Simons and Tanya by Jo Joyner.
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 Cold Case Squad consider Karl as a would-be bomber who, backing out of a planned atrocity, was killed by his fellow extremists, as the latest story in the crime drama concludes. However, key forensics indicates that Karl fell to his death from an airplane, pointing to an unpalatable possibility – state murder and cover up.
Aware that Sarah has recently made an official recommendation for Boyd's removal, MI5 manipulate the crippling self-doubt that has dominated Sarah since the operation that left her colleague dead. Meanwhile, she feels a profound guilt for misjudging Boyd – the one person who may be able to redeem her.
As the Cold Case team crack the real identities of the players, they find themselves pitted against an uncompromising and powerful set of adversaries.
Karl Barclay is played by Babatunde Aleshe, Det Supt Sarah Cavendish by Eva Birthistle and Det Supt Peter Boyd by Trevor Eve. Conviction, written by Timothy Prager, also stars Tara FitzGerald as Eve Lockhart, Claire Benedict as Lisbetta Barclay, Don Warrington as Gideon Barclay and Ashley Chin as Jakob Barclay.
The chaos continues in the comedy following the challenges – both personal and professional – faced by the Olympic Deliverance team. Dave Wellbeck is an ex-athlete, double Olympic silver medallist and, in theory, a natural choice as brand ambassador for Raising The Bar – a scheme to get young people inspired by Olympic ideals. He's hard-working, conscientious and loyal, but the truth is that he has about as much charisma as a dimmer switch and his busy schedule of presentations in schools around the country is having the effect of switching young people off in their thousands.
Meanwhile, head of sustainability Kay Hope is forced to stand her ground even in the light of the discovery that there may not after all be enough wind to power the much vaunted Olympic Park wind turbine.
Dave Wellbeck is played by Darren Boyd and Kay Hope by Amelia Bullmore, Twenty Twelve also stars Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Karl Theobald.
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