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Network TV BBC Week 35: Wednesday 31 August 2011

Wednesday 31 August 2011

National Treasures Live Ep 4/5

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 31 August
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

Dan Snow and Sian Williams continue to bring history to life – live to the nation's living rooms. Tonight, the team is at Beaulieu National Motor Museum exploring the genesis of the collection started by car pioneer Lord Montague.

Dan and Sian get hands-on with some of the most valuable antique cars in the country, from an original Silver Ghost Rolls Royce to Britain's last surviving steam car and Donald Campbell's Bluebird.

In a lively mix of film reports, a team of reporters and the nation's favourite celebrities reveal some of the country's most mysterious, surprising and compelling stories. Tonight, Larry Lamb heads to East London to explore the history of the Music Hall.

National Treasures Live is part of BBC Learning's Hands On History. Details are available at


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Village SOS

Wednesday 31 August
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

With no pub, no shops, no Post Office and a crumbling meeting hall with condensation running down the windows and the walls in winter, the small village of Myddfai in Wales was in dire need of help.

Many of the younger elements of the village had moved out and Village SOS presenter Sarah Beeny observes: "It's in danger of being a retirement home."

Winning a six-figure Village SOS grant from the Big Lottery Fund to build a beautiful new hall and create a rural business selling gifts based on the traditions of the renowned 12th-century healers, the Physicians of Myddfai, the community could be on the road to regeneration.

But will their heritage prove a problem when they show off their gift range to audiences outside Wales, who just can't seem to get to grips with their ancient Welsh name?


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