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Network TV Week 21

Friday 23 May 2008

BBC ONE Friday 23 May 2008
Friday 23 May
1.45-2.15pm BBC ONE

Lena and Stan Rollins have an aggressive yet passionate relationship – and that's how they like it, as the drama set in a Midlands health centre continues. The two make their way to The Mill for Stan's appointment, bickering all the way, as Lena insists that there is nothing wrong with him.


The two continue to argue at The Mill, and George, recognising Lena, takes her outside for a chat. When Lena and Stan meet later, at home, Stan tells her that he is leaving and Lena breaks down in tears.


Later, George finds Lena collapsed in her kitchen. She comes round but suffers a heart attack and George calls an ambulance. When a worried Stan arrives at the hospital, he reveals to Lena that he left because he has skin cancer. George helps the couple realise that they need each other.


Things are awkward between Nick and Melody as she asks if they can re-arrange her evaluation. Nick says he's too busy but an angry Melody follows him to his physiotherapy.


Ruth tries to explain Davey's behaviour the night before but Michelle isn't convinced. Later, she witnesses Davey's abusive treatment of Ruth and, when she drives past her house, Michelle finds Ruth locked outside.


George is played by Stirling Gallacher, Nick by Michael McKell, Melody by Elizabeth Bower, Ruth by Selina Chilton, Davey by Gavin Bell and Michelle by Donnaleigh Bailey. Lena is played by guest star Kathryn Hunt and Stan by guest star Graham Turner.



Friday 23 May
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Darren and Libby's relationship shows potential as the pair kiss and make up, in the final visit of the week to Albert Square.


Chelsea, meanwhile, is persuaded by Patrick to meet her dad and Zainab cooks a special meal for her family.


Darren is played by Charlie Hawkins, Libby by Belinda Owusu, Chelsea by Tiana Benjamin, Patrick by Rudolph Walker and Zainab by Nina Wadia.




BBC TWO Friday 23 May 2008
Out Of The Blue
Friday 23 May
1.00-1.25pm BBC TWO
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Tess's best friend from the UK, Noel, arrives in Manly for a surprise visit, as the Australian drama series set in a beach resort continues. He has no idea that Philby has been murdered and that Tess is now a widow.


Arriving on the McManus's doorstep, Noel is informed about Philby's death by Deborah. Deborah attempts to glean as much information about Tess from Noel as she possibly can, while Tess confesses to Noel that she hasn't told her parents about Philby's death ... in fact they don't even know she's living in Sydney. Tess also confides her fear over the threatening emails she's been receiving and the many concerns she has about Philby's history and the McManus family.


In a moment of nostalgia, Bec places the engagement ring given to her by Jarrod, nine years ago, on her finger. However, she soon finds that it won't budge. Jarrod spots his ring on Bec's finger and, after an awkward moment, offers to help her remove it. Jarrod and Bec share an intimate moment over the ring and their shared history.


Meanwhile, Tracy continues attending therapy sessions with Stephen. Both of them are still oblivious to each other's true identities.


Tess is played by Olivia Bonnici, Noel by Sam Haft, Deborah by Diane Craig, Bec by Renai Caruso, Jarrod by Clayton Watson, Tracy by Charlotte Gregg and Stephen by John Atkinson.


This episode was originally scheduled for Thursday 22 May.



PGA Golf
Friday 23 May
1.25-6.00pm BBC TWO

Gary Lineker presents live coverage as the PGA Golf tournament continues
Gary Lineker presents live
coverage as the PGA Golf
tournament continues

Gary Lineker presents live coverage from the second day's play at the West Course, Wentworth, where some of the world's elite golfers are competing in the 2008 PA Championship.


Last year, three-time champion Colin Montgomerie finished his second round of 76 at lunchtime and then had an anxious afternoon waiting to see if he had made the cut.


The Scot eventually squeezed into the weekend by one shot.



Great British Menu
Friday 23 May
6.00-6.30pm BBC TWO

It's Judgement Day on Great British Menu – the moment all the chefs have been eagerly awaiting.


Over the last week, the seven regional finalists have been engaged in kitchen combat. They have been battling it out for the chance to cook for Heston Blumenthal's banquet at London's magnificent Gherkin skyscraper, which houses the capital's highest restaurant.


Each day, the chefs cook a different course from their menus and viewers vote to decide which dishes should make it onto the Great British Menu.


The challenge facing the chefs is immense as they cook for the elite of the food world.


Jennie Bond narrates the programme.



Later... With Jools Holland
Friday 23 May
11.35pm-12.35am BBC TWO

Later... With Jools Holland continues from BBC Television Centre in London.


Joining Jools on the eighth and final show of this series are Paul Weller, Martha Wainwright and Seu Jorge.


Friday's traditional, hour-long programme follows Tuesday's half-hour Later... Live.




BBC FOUR Friday 23 May 2008
The Passions Of Vaughan Williams
Friday 23 May
8.00-9.30pm BBC FOUR

Fifty years after his death, this new musical and psychological portrait of Ralph Vaughan Williams explores the passions that drove this giant of 20th-century English music. It explores the enormous musical range of an energetic, red-blooded composer whose output extends far beyond his most famous piece, The Lark Ascending.


This portrait explores the story of his long marriage to his progressively disabled wife, Adeline, and his affair with Ursula, who eventually became his second wife.


There is a poignant contribution from Ursula, filmed shortly before her death last year – at the age of 96 – with an account of her first meeting with Ralph in 1938.


Other contributions come from friends, relations and associates of the composer, including: actress Jill Balcon; composers Nicola LeFanu, Anthony Payne and Jeremy Dale Roberts; writers Michael Kennedy and Simona Pakenham; and singer Robert Tear.


The specially filmed extracts of Vaughan Williams's music include Dona Nobis Pacem, A Pastoral Symphony, Symphony No. 5, Three Shakespeare Songs and Flos Campi. There are performances from Richard Hickox, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the singers of Oxford's Schola Cantorum.


One of his final solo songs is performed by mezzo soprano Ruth Peel and pianist David Owen Norris, and there is a chance to hear the first performance since the Twenties of his arrangement of Mr Isaac's Maggot for piano sextet.


The film, commissioned by the BBC in May 2006 for BBC Four, was written, produced and directed by John Bridcut. His credits include: the award-winning film Britten's Children (BBC Two, 2004); Nureyev – From Russia With Love (BBC Two, 2007); and Elgar And The Missing Concerto (BBC One, 2005).



The Pink Floyd Story – Which One's Pink?

Friday 23 May
9.30-10.30pm BBC FOUR

Over 40 years after Britain's foremost "underground" band released their debut album, Piper At The Gates of Dawn, Pink Floyd remain one of the biggest brand names and best-loved bands in the world.


This film, first shown in 2007, features extended archive, some of it rarely seen, alongside original interviews with the four surviving members of Pink Floyd – David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason. The film traces the journey of a band that has only ever had five members, three of whom have led the band at different stages of its evolution.


Tracing the band's history from psychedelic Sixties' London to their reunion appearance at Live 8 in 2005, this is the story of a succession of musical and commercial peaks, separated by a series of struggles around the creative leadership of the band.


Their story was given added poignancy by the death, in 2006, of their estranged front man, Syd Barrett.


Pink Floyd spear-headed the concept album and expanded rock beyond its three-minute, pop-song beginnings.


Though Pink Floyd has made its surviving members very wealthy, it hasn't always strengthened their friendships. When the band first met their American record company, one of the executives famously asked: "Which one's Pink?" This film traces the reverberations of that question throughout the band's history.



Classic Albums – Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon

Friday 23 May
10.30-11.20pm BBC FOUR

Classic Albums celebrates one of the most enduring records of the Seventies, Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon. The programme examines the story behind the conception and recording of the album and the dramatic transformation of Pink Floyd's career following its release. Contributions from Roger Walters, Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Alan Parsons (engineer) and Chris Thomas (mix producer) shed light on the writing and recording process. The record marked the beginning of album-oriented rock and transformed Pink Floyd from experimental conceptualists to world-dominating rock superstars.


Recorded at Abbey Road, between the summer of 1972 and January 1973, Dark Side Of The Moon was the first album that the band had written and toured before going into the studio. It was also the first Floyd album with all the lyrics written by Roger Walters. He used the album as a vehicle to voice his anger at "the system", through themes of alienation, paranoia, madness, war and death.


The success of the album changed the band's fortunes overnight, particularly in America. Dark Side Of The Moon remained in the US Top 200 for a record-breaking 724 weeks, finally dropping out of the chart, after almost 14 years, on 23 April 1988. Despite this, Walters now considers it to be the album that finished the band: "Once you've cracked it, it's all over."


Pink Floyd Night concludes with Omnibus – Syd Barrett: Crazy Diamond (first broadcast in 2001) at 10.50pm.





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