BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

27 November 2014
Press Office
Search the BBC and Web
Search BBC Press Office

BBC Homepage

Contact Us

Programme Information

Network TV Week 23

Wednesday 4 June 2008

BBC ONE Wednesday 4 June 2008
Wednesday 4 June
1.45-2.15pm BBC ONE

A father and daughter fight about how to run the family restaurant, as the series set in a health centre in the Midlands continues. When the daughter sees Michelle at The Mill about a letter she received from the hospital, she gets Michelle to agree to help her talk to her father.


When Michelle arrives at the restaurant, however, she's greeted by the father and daughter arguing outside. When they agree to a cook-off, Michelle finds herself becoming the judge and helps them resolve their differences by tasting a variety of dishes.


Melody, meanwhile, bumps into an old flame and can't resist making Archie jealous by going to lunch with him.


Michelle is played by Donnaleigh Bailey, Melody by Elizabeth Bower and Archie by Matt Kennard.




BBC FOUR Wednesday 4 June 2008
My New Best Friend – London Ep 3/3

Wednesday 4 June
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR

Best friends Demian and Azad are thrown into the deep end of playground politics at Islington Arts and Media School
Best friends Demian and Azad are thrown into
the deep end of playground politics at
Islington Arts and Media School

My New Best Friend, the series exploring one of the most significant turning points in a child's life – the transition from primary to secondary school – concludes this evening. It follows four London children as they begin life in the grown-up world of a big inner-city secondary school, Islington Arts and Media School. Told by the children themselves, this documentary provides a unique look into the intense world of childhood friendship and what it means to them.


Demian and Azad are best friends and attend Parkwood Primary in Finsbury Park, a relatively small school with just over 200 children. They will make the move to Islington with six other friends from Parkwood. Demian is pleased about this as he won't have to stand in the school yard by himself. Azad thinks high school will be fun, although a bit scary, but has heard that if you are found alone by a bigger student they are likely to punch you.


Katriye was born 10 minutes before her twin sister, Semra. They have attended Daubeny Primary, in Hackney, since they were seven years old and consider themselves to be opposites. Semra likes chicken burgers, the colour pink and football and wants to be a doctor or a teacher when she grows up. Katriye likes milk, the colour blue and basketball and wants to be a model or a designer. They're best friends at home, but say they tend to go their separate ways at school – despite sharing the same best friend.


When the four are thrown into the deep end of playground politics and rivalries of a big secondary school, they gradually learn to swim. But they are all profoundly affected by the experience.


My New Best Friend forms part of BBC Four's Childhood Season – which examines different aspects of childhood with four unique documentaries from award-winning and critically acclaimed film-makers.





Live event/outside broadcast


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy