Wednesday 18 Dec 2013
Tanya is nervous about her hospital appointment but Lauren is there to support her mother, in the week's first visit to Albert Square.
Elsewhere, Roxy is shocked to find out Janine is her new landlord and is on a mission to make her life miserable.
While Whitney waits to find out whether she has the job in the nursery, Masood worries about Zainab. And when Yusef meets up with Amira he discovers a shocking secret.
Tanya is played by Jo Joyner, Lauren by Jacqueline Jossa, Roxy by Rita Simons, Janine by Charlie Brooks, Whitney by Shona McGarty, Masood by Nitin Ganatra, Zainab by Nina Wadia, Yusef by Ace Bhatti and Amira by Preeya Kalidas.
Staying in is the new going out, and Lorraine Pascale's got entertaining at home covered in Home Cooking Made Easy.
Lorraine's perfect casual nibbles to share with friends include fabulous herbed baked Scotch eggs and the easiest no-cook canapés, from goat's cheese truffles through to mini beef Wellingtons. Lorraine applies her magic to easy dinner party dishes to impress any guest.
Then there is the simplest 21st-century bread. With no kneading and rising it's just the thing to pop in the oven when people are coming round. A gorgeous hearty Spanish paella with sherry, chorizo and prawns is the ideal one-pan "help yourself" dish for a fun night in with friends and family. Then the flaming finale is an incredible dramatic twist on everyone's favourite dessert: it's My Big Fat Tipsy Trifle and it's flambéed. Entertaining with fantastic home-cooked food couldn't be easier.
Ceramics are some of the most beautiful and treasured objects with pride of place in British palaces, churches, stately houses and even family homes. Whether it's for celebrating birth, marriage and death, eating and drinking, or showing one's social status to the world, ceramics contain more than just tea or coffee – they contain something of people's lives and reveal a lot about Britain's taste and habits as a nation. They become, in effect, snapshots in clay.
Ceramics – A Fragile History is part of an ambitious year-long BBC Four partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum called Handmade In Britain – the most wide-ranging and ambitious exploration of decorative arts ever on British television. The first programme in this opening series looks at the history of domestic pottery in Britain from the Tudor period onwards, tracing the evolution of the different techniques and styles involved in the art of pottery and examining what British pots can reveal in intimate detail about how preceding generations lived and saw themselves.
Examining key figures, including 17th-century potters John Dwight and Thomas Toft as well as contemporary traditional potters such as Mary Wondrausch, and drawing on the expertise and comments of contributors including Sir David Attenborough, Edmund de Waal and Grayson Perry, this programme celebrates one of our oldest and most fundamental art forms.
There's snow in the garden in the Iconicles world and the Iconicles characters are keeping warm in the shed, as explorer Nat takes the audience on more stories of discovery. Shelly, however, is showing everybody how to have fun outside and eventually everyone decides that ice-skating is really exciting and a great way to keep warm in cold weather.
Back at the Iconicarium, Nat is disappointed with his painting of Miss Moo. Nat blames everything he can think of but Miss Moo informs him that the real reason his art doesn't look good is because he's rushing. After slowing down and taking his time, Nat's portrait of Miss Moo is a masterpiece!
There are more adventures for Abney and Teal and their friends this week on their little island in the middle of a lake.
On Monday, everyone is bored so Abney builds a train, which takes them and their friends on a tour of the island. There's a mystery to be solved on Tuesday as some of Abney and Teal's favourite objects are missing. Neep is excited on Wednesday because it's his birthday and in his excitement he starts digging holes all over the island. On Thursday, Abney starts to notice holes everywhere. He decides to dig a hole of his own and then gets stuck! Who will rescue him? And on Friday, Teal goes to live on a faraway island. Abney sends the Poc-Pocs to keep her company but one of them gets lost in the post.
Alien investigator Sarah Jane Smith is back and in today's episode some very unusual weather hits Bannerman Road.
It's raining fish from the skies, and Sarah Jane's investigations lead the gang to the Museum of Culture, where the ancient god Hetocumtek may offer answers.
But when Clyde acts the fool once too often, family and friends savagely turn against him, and he is thrown out of their lives!
Sarah Jane is played by the late Elisabeth Sladen and Clyde by Daniel Anthony.