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Network TV Week 21

Tuesday 20 May 2008


BBC ONE Tuesday 20 May 2008
Doctors
Tuesday 20 May
1.45-2.15pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/doctors
       

Christianity and medicine clash head on when Michelle treats two students who have taken a virginity pledge, but have had sex, as the medical drama continues. Beth wants to take the morning after pill but her boyfriend, Paul, is desperately trying to talk her out of it.

 

Michelle later discovers that Beth knows Paul is gay and that she only slept with him to save him from going through hell, and Paul only slept with Beth to prove he could sleep with a woman so that he wouldn't be tempted back to homosexuality. A dumbfounded Michelle decides she has to help.

 

Meanwhile, it's Street Doctor day and the staff are out and about advertising The Campus surgery in their pink t-shirts. Ruth puts on an oversized t-shirt, but Michelle makes her wear a smaller, more flattering one. Davey sees her, however, and isn't happy. Later, at home, he makes her cut it up into shreds.

 

Jimmi isn't keen on having a driving lesson with Vivien, so decides to play Mr Nasty to try to get her to change her mind about having him teach her, but he can't keep it up for long. Vivien, however, actually starts to get the hang of things.

 

Michelle is played by Donnaleigh Bailey, Beth by Matti Houghton, Paul by Aidan J David, Ruth by Selina Chilton, Davey by Gavin Bell, Jimmi by Adrian Lewis Morgan and Vivien by Anita Carey.

 

SD2

EastEnders
Tuesday 20 May
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/eastenders
       

Tanya and Jack flirt over lunch at his house and a jealous Sean becomes enraged, in tonight's visit to Albert Square. Elsewhere, Chelsea's birthday brings an unpleasant surprise.

 

Heather, meanwhile, is disappointed when she catches Minty kissing another woman and wonders what is going on.

 

Tanya is played by Jo Joyner, Jack by Scott Maslen, Sean by Rob Kazinsky, Chelsea by Tiana Benjamin, Heather by Cheryl Fergison and Minty by Cliff Parisi.

 

JM3

Holby City
Tuesday 20 May
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/holbycity
       

Maria acts strangely around one particular patient, as the medical drama continues. Sam later discovers that Maria thinks the patient may be her birth mother.

 

Elsewhere, it transpires that Faye isn't pregnant, although Joseph's offer of marriage still stands. They become engaged, but this is soon broken off after Faye realises Joseph still does not fully trust her.

 

Meanwhile, after the death of a young girl who feared being alone, Kyla is tempted to return to Abra and alcohol. She manages to fight the urge, however, realising she can't be scared of being alone and that she must learn to let go.

 

Maria is played by Phoebe Thomas, Sam by Tom Chambers, Faye by Patsy Kensit, Joseph by Luke Roberts, Kyla by Rakie Ayola and Abra by Adrian Edmondson.

 

JM3

Mum & Me
Tuesday 20 May
10.35-11.35pm BBC ONE
       

Film-maker Sue Bourne has a string of successful documentaries to her name, most recently Cutting Edge's My Street, Wedding Days and the Emmy-nominated The Falling Man. With Mum & Me, Sue has turned the cameras on her own family to produce a searing, honest, funny, tragic, yet ultimately uplifting, documentary. Filmed over three years with her teenage daughter, Holly, Mum & Me is the story of how Sue and her family have fumbled along trying to come to terms with her mother's Alzheimer's.

 

"I thought long and hard about whether to make this film and expose myself, my mother and my daughter," says Sue. "But I realised there was something special about mum and her Alzheimer's, because she's taught us to laugh in the face of adversity. She refuses to be miserable or self pitying and through it all has retained her sense of humour. Everything I'd seen about Alzheimer's was devastatingly miserable, so I wanted this film to show that, in spite of Alzheimer's, you can still laugh together and have fun."

 

Sue's widowed mother, Ethel, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's six years ago and now lives in a nursing home in Ayr, Scotland. Once a month, Sue makes the 800-mile round trip from London to visit her – sometimes with her daughter, Holly. This film tells the story of those visits, the conversations, the daily phone calls and the little holidays the three of them have had.

 

Good times and bad times are described with equal honesty, and it's a brave film that pulls no punches as it explores what Alzheimer's does to someone's mind and the toll it takes on the family.

 

Mum & Me will strike a chord with many people – it's about family and love and the final commentary encapsulates the spirit of the film.

 

"I want mum to live for ever and ever just the way she is," says Sue. "But, sadly, I know this won't happen. Her Alzheimer's means she's going to get worse. All Holly and I can hope for is that in the time we've got left the three of us will laugh some more together."

 

FC

 

BBC TWO Tuesday 20 May 2008
Out Of The Blue
Tuesday 20 May
1.00-1.25pm BBC TWO
www.bbc.co.uk/outoftheblue
Press pack
       

Addo's family and friends are shocked by the news of his confession and reel with disbelief over his involvement in Philby's murder, as the Australian drama continues. Jarrod informs Ron of Addo's lost night and the group's decision to keep his memory loss a secret. Ron is outraged at the group's naivety and his distress grows at his bewilderment over Addo's confession.

 

Peta, meanwhile, confronts Addo as his lawyer, pointing out the implausibility of aspects of his confession. She encourages him to come clean, but Addo remains entirely convinced of his guilt to such an extent that Peta begins to believe it, too.

 

As Stavva attempts to uncover what is going on in Addo's mind, Addo is vehement in his belief that he killed Philby and tells Stavva as much. The conversation is recorded and played back to Wilson.

 

Elsewhere, Bec appeals to Stephen that the only way their relationship will survive is if Kirsten and Kyle drop their animosity towards her. Stephen placates Bec with his belief that the twins just need some time to adjust to their new life. Kirsten's frustration increases, however, as she keenly feels the absence of her mother in her life. She pressures Kyle to continue with the anti-Bec campaign but is disgusted when she witnesses Kyle beginning to bond with Bec.

 

Addo is played by Daniel Henshall, Jarrod by Clayton Watson, Ron by Noel Hodda, Peta by Daisy Betts, Stavva by Ryan Johnson, Bec by Renai Caruso, Stephen by John Atkinson, Kirsten by Sam Weaving and Kyle by Louis Hunter.

 

RB

Later ... Live With Jools Holland Ep 8/8
Tuesday 20 May
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO
www.bbc.co.uk/later
     

Paul Weller and Martha Wainwright are among the guests joining Jools Holland live in the Later ... studio this evening for tonight's final show of the series.

 

Paul Weller is no stranger to the show, and he performs selections from his brand-new double album, 22 Dreams. Martha Wainwright, who last appeared on the show accompanying Snow Patrol, is back to play tracks from her new second album, I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too.

 

Seu Jorge, who first came to wider attention when he appeared in the movie The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, is also in the Later ... studio to perform tunes from his current album, América Brasil.

 

More acts will be confirmed closer to transmission. This live version of Later ... is a mouth-watering half-hour taster of Friday's traditional hour-long programme.

 

IW



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