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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

Programme Information

BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD
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Garrow's Law Ep 1/4

New series
New this week
Day and time to be confirmed BBC ONE

William Garrow risks his reputation as he returns to the Bailey, in the opening episode of the third series of the acclaimed legal drama written and co-created by Tony Marchant and inspired by the life of the pioneering 18th-century barrister. In an episode based on a true story, Garrow risks his reputation to defend James Hadfield, who is on trial for high treason for attempting to assassinate King George III.

Garrow agrees to meet Hadfield at Newgate, but finds his defence perplexing. Hadfield is convinced that God has spoken to him. He insists that he did not want to kill the King, but rather wanted himself to be killed by an outraged patriotic crowd. Is he a madman or an assassin? But 18th-century law does not permit a man to be mad "sometimes".

Convinced of Hadfield's insanity, Garrow risks a defence which seeks to change the law. But in a country where the King himself seems completely lunatic "sometimes", is it a defence which threatens the Establishment, or is it an assault on George III himself?

Now living in an "irregular" relationship with Lady Sarah Hill, Garrow finds himself ostracised and impoverished. He must deal with the competing demands of domestic happiness and professional integrity.

Meanwhile, separated from her husband, Sir Arthur Hill, Sarah is informed by Southouse that she has no independent rights of her own. She is determined to be reunited with her son and commits a desperate act to try to get him back. But if she provokes her estranged husband too far, what will be the implications for her and Garrow?

William Garrow is played by Andrew Buchan, James Hadfield by Mark Letheren, Lady Sarah Hill by Lyndsey Marshal, Sir Arthur Hill by Rupert Graves and John Southouse by Alun Armstrong.

PPR

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Children In Need Rocks Manchester

New series
New this week
Day and time to be confirmed BBC ONE

Gary Barlow brings together some of the biggest names from the music industry for a special one-night-only concert for BBC Children in Need.

Hosted by Fearne Cotton, Chris Moyles and David Tennant, the concert features performances from some of the biggest recording artists in the world, including Coldplay, Elbow, JLS, Lady Gaga, Hugh Laurie, James Morrison, Snow Patrol and Ed Sheeran.

The evening also includes some surprise guests and will show some of the appeal films of the work that BBC Children in Need carries out with disadvantaged children in the UK, as well as the spectacular billed line-up. There are also some never-before seen collaborations in honour of the event from the MEN Arena.

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BBC TWO New this week 2011
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Arena - George Harrison: Living In The Material World Ep 1/2

New this week
Day and time to be confirmed BBC TWO

BBC Two's flagship arts documentary strand, Arena, broadcasts the UK television premiere of Martin Scorsese's definitive portrait of the late George Harrison, taking viewers on a fascinating musical and spiritual journey.

Scorsese traces Harrison's life from his early beginnings in Liverpool to becoming a world-famous musician, philanthropist and filmmaker, weaving together interviews with George and his closest friends, photographs and archive footage including early live performances – much of it previously unseen.

The result is a rare glimpse into the mind and soul of one of the most talented artists of his generation and a profoundly intimate and affecting documentary.

Part one looks at George's early years in The Beatles - from their first gigs in Hamburg and the beginning of Beatlemania through to his psychedelic phase, religion and Indian music.

The programme includes contributions from Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Sir George Martin and Phil Spector.

ER

Arena - George Harrison: Living In The Material World Ep 2/2

New this week
Day and time to be confirmed BBC TWO

BBC Two's flagship documentary strand, Arena, broadcasts the second and concluding part of Martin Scorsese's definitive portrait of George Harrison.

Part two looks at Harrison's post-Beatles days – as a member of the Travelling Wilburys and a solo artist, as well as looking at his non-musical ventures including his work as a movie producer and his family life with wife Olivia and son Dhani.

Racing legend Jackie Stewart tells of George's love of motor racing, Monty Python's Eric Idle recounts how George saved the Life of Brian from catastrophe by re-mortgaging his mansion to help finance it and we hear from Travelling Wilbury bandmates including Tom Petty.

Harrison's widow Olivia gives a poignant account of her life with the Beatle, including the harrowing tale of when a violent intruder attacked them at home one evening in 1999.

ER

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BBC FOUR New this week 2011
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Storyville – The Billion Dollar Art Heist

New this week
Day and time to be confirmed BBC FOUR

The Billion Dollar Art Heist chronicles the long and dramatic struggle for control of the Barnes Foundation, a private art collection valued at more than $25 billion.

In 1922, Dr Albert C Barnes formed a remarkable educational institution around his priceless collection of art, located just five miles outside Philadelphia. Now, more than 50 years after Barnes's death, a powerful group of moneyed interests have gone to court for control of the art, and intend to bring it to a new museum in Philadelphia. Standing in their way is a group of Barnes's former students and his will, which contains strict instructions stating the Foundation should always be an educational institution, and that the paintings may never be removed. Will politics prevail over a man's dying wishes?

CD3

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Storyville – Client 9: The Call Girl And The Governor

New this week
Day and time to be confirmed BBC FOUR

Dubbed The Sheriff of Wall Street, Eliot Spitzer made his name as New York's Attorney General, prosecuting criminal activity by America's largest financial institutions and some of the most powerful businessmen in the country. He was then elected New York Governor with the largest margin in the state's history, and many believed Spitzer was on his way to becoming the nation's first Jewish president.

Then, shockingly, Spitzer's meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall when the New York Times revealed that Spitzer – a paragon of rectitude – had been seeing prostitutes. With unprecedented access to the escort world as well as friends, colleagues and enemies of the ex-Governor, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney explores the hidden contours of this tale of hubris, sex and power.

CD3

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CBBC New this week 2011
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Deadly Art

New this week
Day and time to be confirmed CBBC

Inspired by his amazing Deadly 360 list, Steve Backshall challenges a team of artists to create some astounding animal art.

The team is put to the test when they try to create a very special piece of artwork that will be transformed into a Christmas card in aid of BBC Children in Need.

Michelle Ackerley, Mike Fischetti and Jo Dennis use polystyrene, paint and bags full of arty tips and secrets to produce an amazing arctic scene – complete with polar bears and Northern Lights inspired by the spots on Pudsey bear's bandana.

Deadly Art is presented by Steve Backshall, Michelle Ackerley, Mike Fischetti and Jo Dennis.

CB2

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