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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

Programme Information

BBC ONE New this week
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In With The Flynns Ep 1/6

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 8 June
8.30-9.00pm BBC ONE
Warren Clarke, Niky Wardley, Will Mellor and Craig Parkinson star in a new comedy about family life
Warren Clarke, Niky Wardley, Will Mellor and Craig Parkinson star in a new comedy about family life

Will Mellor, Warren Clarke, Niky Wardley and Craig Parkinson star in a new six-part comedy about what real family life is like when you're holding down jobs, raising three kids, and having to deal with an irresponsible brother and cantankerous dad.

Will Mellor and Niky Wardley play Liam and Caroline Flynn, Mancunians in their early thirties who are raising their three children and holding down jobs. It's tough – and even tougher because they're still growing up themselves. But help is at hand, albeit in the form of Liam's wayward brother Tommy (Craig Parkinson), who never ceases to complicate matters, and their grouchy dad Jim (Warren Clarke), who believes they'll never be as good as he was at parenting.

Liam and Caroline are doing extra shifts at work to save up for a holiday. Rather than the usual cramped caravan in rainy North Wales, this year they want to go to Santorini.

But their increased absence is having a detrimental effect on the kids. Teenager Chloe has got a piercing in her tongue and an attitude to match; son Mikey has been eating food from bins; and brother Steve has had a run-in with the school bully. With Liam and Caroline overstretched, Tommy fills the breach with his own idiosyncratic brand of parenting…

Meanwhile, Jim has met a woman at a car-boot sale. She seems perfect for him, but there's just one hitch: Caroline's sure she's a nun. Why is she interested in Jim, and can they warn him before it's too late?

KB4

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Junior Doctors – Your Life In Their Hands

Tuesday 7 June
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

Junior Doctors – Your Life In Their Hands is a combination of stories from the successful series which aired earlier this year on BBC Three. It follows a group of recently qualified junior doctors as they hit the wards of the Royal Victoria Infirmary and The General in Newcastle.

Following five years of intense study, these twentysomethings are about to embark on one extraordinary career. The junior doctors live together across three emotionally charged months, while working in roles that take viewers to the heart of some of the hospitals' busiest departments which include A&E, gastro and the Emergency Admissions Unit.

It's a huge learning curve for the Junior Doctors involving tears, laughter and elation as the reality of their new professional life starts to unfold.

MF/NE

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Poor Kids

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 7 June
10.35-11.35pm BBC ONE
Sam wears his sister's old uniform to school
Sam wears his sister's old uniform to school

There are 3.5 million children living in poverty in the UK. Through the eyes of four children, Poor Kids tells the story of what living under the poverty line really means. Courtney is eight and growing up in poverty in Bradford; her friend Holly is "loaded" because she went on holiday last year; 10-year-old Paige is popular and forthright, but she doesn't like any of her friends to see where she lives; and 11-year-old Sam wears his sister's hand-me-down uniform to school, and it doesn't go unnoticed.

Following their lives, Poor Kids shows how having little money affects these children's everyday life: including lack of food, being bullied and having nowhere to play. The programme hears the children's understanding of the situation they are in, their thoughts on the future and where they see themselves when they are 21.

JL

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BBC THREE New this week
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Angry Boys Ep 1/12

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 7 June
10.40-11.10pm BBC THREE
Chris Lilley and Greg Fairall star in this new mockumentary on BBC Three
Chris Lilley and Greg Fairall star in this new mockumentary on BBC Three

Chris Lilley, award-winning comedian and creator of We Can Be Heroes and Summer Heights High, returns to BBC Three with his third series, Angry Boys.

The 12-part mockumentary sees the welcome return of We Can Be Heroes' identical twins Daniel and Nathan Sims, and a host of new characters. The series kicks off with a double bill.

Life in the small town of Dunt, Australia, is all that identical twins Daniel and his 90-per-cent-deaf brother Nathan know. They dam surf, they skate, they do "mainees" in the street in their mother's hotted-up Nissan Pulsar. In their bedroom is the "Wall of Legends", pictures of the people they consider their heroes – surfer Blake Oakfield, Japanese skater Tim Okazaki, US rapper S.mouse, bikini model Emily Chase, their late Dad and their prison officer grandmother, "Gran". Gran lives and works at Garingal Juvenile Justice Centre for boys, together with her co-worker Penny. In her spare time, Gran cares for her 23 guinea pigs and makes superhero pyjamas for the young inmates.

Daniel, Nathan, Gran (Ruth) Sims, S.mouse, Blake and Jen are played by Chris Lilley; Kerry by Debbie Jones; Steve by Greg Fairall; and Penny by Alison Ray.

CP

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Angry Boys Ep 2/12

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 7 June
11.10-11.40pm BBC THREE

S.mouse, the US rap artist who became an overnight sensation with his child-friendly single Slap My Elbow, features in the second episode of award-winning comedian Chris Lilley's new mockumentary series. However, he has found himself under house arrest and under pressure from the record-company over his self-penned YouTube released Poo On You.

That very same song encouraged Nathan, half a world away, to make a tribute video that, in turn, has angered the local Dunt police. The authorities have been called and it seems like Nathan is being sent away from the family to a deaf school in Adelaide.

Daniel, Nathan, Gran (Ruth) Sims, S.mouse, Blake and Jen are played by Chris Lilley; Kerry by Debbie Jones; Steve by Greg Fairall; and Penny by Alison Ray.

CP

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Our War – Ambushed Ep 1/3

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 7 June
9.00-10.10pm BBC THREE
A decade of fighting in Afghanistan is marked in a series of films made by the soldiers themselves
A decade of fighting in Afghanistan is marked in a series of films made by the soldiers themselves

Our War marks a decade of fighting in Afghanistan with a unique insight into the war told through films shot by the soldiers themselves.

The BBC has been given unprecedented access by the Ministry of Defence to thousands of hours of footage shot on helmet cameras and personal video cameras by soldiers.

With the raw honesty of first-person stories of life on the front line, the series offers a gripping and poignant insight into every side of the young soldiers' experience (the average age is 21) – from fear to boredom, grief to bravery, the camaraderie of the platoon and the return home.

The first episode, Ambushed, focuses on the 1 Royal Anglian's tour of Helmand Province in 2007, and the death of a 19-year-old private in a Taliban ambush. The nervousness of the patrols, led by Lieutenant Bjorn Rose, around base camp in the remote town of Now Zad is caught on camera by Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Sergeant Simon Panter.

"Suddenly there was an almighty eruption of fire – and I mean a coordinated ambush," describes Lt Rose. The young private was injured and his gruelling evacuation to a waiting helicopter is then captured in graphic detail on the sergeant's helmet camera.

The 70-minute film explores the effects of the teenager's subsequent death on his family and friends and how it connects to the bigger story of the British Armed Forces' involvement in Afghanistan over the past 10 years.

BR/LS2

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