Wednesday 24 Sep 2014
With the London 2012 Olympics less than a year away, four-time Olympic gold medallist Matthew Pinsent travels across the UK on his motorbike to see how sports clubs and schools are preparing for the Games, including their plans for welcoming overseas Olympic teams.
The programme also meets athletes from Russia, Ukraine, USA, Trinidad, China and Jamaica who are hoping to make it to London 2012.
John Inverdale is joined by five-time Olympic gold medal winner Sir Steve Redgrave to bring highlights from the first three days of competition at the World Rowing Championships, held at the beautiful setting of Bled in Slovenia.
Great Britain will be sending a strong squad as they hone their preparations for the London Olympics next year. Katherine Grainger has won four golds at the World Championships, but has missed out on Olympic glory with three silvers in the last three Games. The 35-year-old will be desperate to put this right next summer so will be keen to lay down a marker to her rivals when she partners Anna Watkins in the women's double sculls.
In the men's pairs Pete Reed and Andy Hodge are bidding to end the dominance of New Zealand duo Hamish Bond and Eric Murray. Also in action is Greg Searle, a 1992 Olympic gold medal winner, as he forms part of the men's eight, 11 years after he retired.
The Doctor receives a distress call from the scariest place in the Universe: a child's bedroom, as the time-travelling drama continues.
Every night George lies awake, terrorised by every fear you can possibly imagine – fears that live in his bedroom cupboard. His parents are getting desperate – George needs a doctor.
Fortunately for George, his desperate pleas for help break through the barriers of all time and space and the Doctor makes a house call. But allaying his fears won't be easy; because George's monsters are real.
The Doctor is played by Matt Smith, George by Jamie Oram, Amy by Karen Gillan and Rory by Arthur Darvill.
Former Dynasty star Emma Samms stars as a terrified woman who believes she's being pursued by a stranger, as the medical drama celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Rachel (Samms) is brought into the ED with a fractured leg she sustained when running from a stalker. When Rachel's pursuer appears to have followed her to the hospital, security is stepped up, until Rachel's husband Matt appears and tells the team the attacker is all in Rachel's mind. Can demon diagnoser Dylan get to the root of Rachel's condition?
Zoe is surprised to discover that Dylan is a Basics volunteer, helping paramedics at the scene of accidents. But later, in a rare moment of openness, Dylan reveals the real reason for his altruistic behaviour.
Meanwhile, new boy Lloyd clashes with mentor Jay and is forced to go to Tess with his grievances.
William Beck stars as Dylan, Sunetra Sarker as Zoe, Michael Obiora as Lloyd, Ben Turner as Jay, Suzanne Packer as Tess and Charlie De'ath as Matt.
As a fitting climax to the second series of John Bishop's Britain, John dissects what Being British actually means.
He examines what makes this great nation unique and takes an irrelevant look at all the components that form our national identity.
John passes comedy comment on the importance of our hometowns, the hilarity of regional accents and the all-important North versus South debate.
Throughout the show John delivers trademark stories about being a "Scouser" in showbiz, a Brit abroad and lifetime city dweller that has just moved to the country. Peppered across the show are stories and opinion from the British public and celebrity contributors.
Highlights include Gregg Wallace talking about growing up in Peckham and Eamonn Holmes explaining how, in his opinion, the North actually starts at the M25!
This BBC Prom celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood film musicals as John Wilson returns to the Proms for a third season, conducting his hand-picked, high-octane orchestra and a line-up of star soloists.
John has wowed audiences with his previous appearances including his MGM Prom, and Hooray For Hollywood promises to be another sensation, taking viewers from the dawn of the "talkies" and the birth of the movie musical through to the Sixties. There are excerpts from 42nd Street, Top Hat, Strike Up The Band, Swing Time and Shall We Dance, with a special tribute to the RKO films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
BBC Proms 2011 are simulcast on the award-winning BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel available through Freesat 109, Freeview 54, Sky 169 and Virgin 187.
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