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Tuesday 8 February 2011


High Definition programme
Tuesday 8 February
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD

Roxy catches Whitney stealing in the club and demands she give back the belongings, in tonight's visit to Albert Square. When Whitney declines Janine's offer of a night out, Janine tells her to leave.

Afia tells Tamwar that she can't be happy when both of their fathers are intent on breaking them up. Tamwar decides he has to fix things.

Meanwhile, Heather is still feeling unwell but forces herself to go back to work.

Roxy is played by Rita Simons, Whitney by Shona McGarty, Janine by Charlie Brooks, Afia by Meryl Fernandes, Tamwar by Himesh Patel and Heather by Cheryl Fergison.

EastEnders is simulcast in HD on BBC One HD on Freesat channel 108, Freeview channel 50, Sky channel 143 and Virgin Media channel 108.


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Holby City

Tuesday 8 February
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD

A patient tells Malick that she would rather see a consultant than a registrar, as the medical drama continues. But it soon becomes apparent that the patient is not being entirely open about the reasons behind her request. Furious at being replaced by Ric, Malick accuses the patient of racism and she, in turn, makes a formal complaint against him.

Ric therefore tells Malick that he is not allowed to operate on the patient. However, when the patient goes into crisis in theatre the team needs Malick's help.

Elizabeth finds herself working on Holby Care. She starts to bond with a young girl, Sarah, who is in for a breast augmentation. Concerned about Sarah's reasons for being there, Elizabeth involves Ric, and discovers that Sarah has legitimate medical reasons. Michael is unimpressed that Elizabeth has called in his nemesis and doesn't listen when she tries to suggest that Sarah may be sexually active – information which could be vital to the impending operation. This proves to be the case when Sarah's operation starts to go horribly wrong. Afterwards, during a heated discussion, Elizabeth tells Ric and Michael that Sarah is in a relationship and is pregnant.

Later, Greg gets more than he bargained for when he tries to involve Mary-Claire in a plan to take Sacha's mind off Chrissie. Sacha claims to be head-over-heels in love with Mary-Claire. Worried that Sacha might get hurt, Greg comes clean and suggests Mary-Claire may not quite feel the same about him. But it soon becomes clear that a prank is afoot...

Malick is played by Jimmy Akingbola, Ric by Hugh Quarshie, Elizabeth by La Charné Jolly, Sarah by Katy Clayton, Michael by Hari Dhillon, Greg by Edward MaCliam, Mary-Claire by Niamh McGrady, Sacha by Bob Barrett and Chrissie by Tina Hobley.

Holby City is simulcast in HD on BBC One HD on Freesat channel 108, Freeview channel 50, Sky channel 143 and Virgin Media channel 108.


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Come Fly On The Wall

High Definition programme
Tuesday 8 February
10.35-11.35pm BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD (Schedule addition 26 January)

Come Fly On The Wall takes a look at the making of Come Fly With Me, Matt Lucas and David Walliams’s follow-up series to the award-winning Little Britain. This one-off special goes behind the scenes of the new airport-based mockumentary and talks directly to its creators as they develop the series from pre-production discussions and rehearsals to filming at some of the UK’s busiest airports.

Viewers see Matt and David transforming into their new characters in the make-up chair, and bringing them to life in front of the camera. They also chat with interviewer Mark Lawson about the new series and give an insight into their working relationship and how it has developed over the years.

Come Fly On The Wall is simulcast in HD on BBC One HD on Freesat channel 108, Freeview channel 50, Sky channel 143 and Virgin Media channel 108.


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BBC TWO Tuesday 8 February 2011

A Farmer's Life For Me Ep 2/8

Tuesday 8 February
8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO

Jimmy Doherty introduces the would-be farmers to pigs
Jimmy Doherty introduces the would-be farmers to pigs

Self-taught pig farmer Jimmy Doherty continues his new series in which nine couples compete for the opportunity of a lifetime – to win their very own farm for a year.

After waving goodbye to the first eliminated couple last week, the competition continues as the remaining eight couples are introduced to the competitive world of pig farming.

They must learn how to groom and exhibit prize-winning pigs at agricultural events and come up with profitable pork products that can really make them money. But when pigs escape from their pens and recipes go disastrously wrong, some of the couples suspect that their farming dreams could soon be over.


The Chinese Are Coming Ep 1/2

New series
Tuesday 8 February
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO (Schedule addition 31 January)

Travelling across three continents, Justin Rowlatt investigates the incredible spread of Chinese influence around the world, and asks what the world will be like if, as predicted, China overtakes America as the predominant economic superpower.

In the opening film of this two-part series Justin embarks on a journey across Southern Africa to chart the extraordinary phenomenon of Chinese migration to Africa, and the huge influence of China on the development of the continent.

While many in the West view Africa as a land of poverty, to the Chinese, it is seen as an almost limitless business opportunity. In Angola, Zambia, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Justin meets the fearless Chinese entrepreneurs who have travelled thousands of miles to set up businesses. Ju Weijun arrived in Angola just two years after the end of the brutal civil war and has built up a chain of stores selling everything from shoes to motorbikes. "In Angola, there are loads of opportunities but a lot of Western countries and established companies have to carry out lots of risk assessments. It's not so complicated for Chinese people – we're more flexible," he says.

The Angolan economy is booming, selling oil to China and receiving huge infrastructure investments in return. But in neighbouring Zambia things are not quite so rosy. There have been violent protests against the working conditions in Chinese-owned copper and coal mines, and even the smallest of Zambian businesses feel they are being muscled out of the market.

But the Chinese influx into Africa seems unstoppable. A million are now thought to be living and working across the continent. They come to exploit the continent's vast mineral wealth, used for the expansion of China's cities and for the manufacture of goods mainly bound for the West. In the Democratic Republic of Congo the Chinese dominate the primitive and dangerous mining industry that extracts copper and cobalt, and Justin investigates allegations of maltreatment of local workers.

Finishing his African journey at the India Ocean port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Justin encounters the sheer size of Chinese trade with Africa, thought now to be worth $100bn a year. Vast warehouses full of copper, manganese and cobalt await loading onto ships bound for China. Despite the controversy of Chinese support for dictators like Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, China is in Africa to stay. Its no-strings investment in roads, dams and railways makes China hugely popular with African governments. The West seems to be being left behind in the race for influence and economic opportunity in a continent full of crucial natural resources.


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