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Network TV Week 24

Thursday 12 June 2008


BBC ONE Thursday 12 June 2008
Doctors
Thursday 12 June
1.45-2.15pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/doctors

       

When her mother dies, old letters lead Lynne to the Mill in search of her father, as the Midlands medical drama continues. Ruth is a school friend of hers and ends up helping her track down the man.

 

Archie bumps into Melody and is wracked with guilt about his conversation with Eva regarding JJ. Worried that Melody will get caught up in events, he tries to convince Eva not to arrest JJ – but it's too late.

 

Elsewhere, George finally gets Ronnie to agree to Daniel coming for dinner. In return, she has to attend a boring lunch with one of his work colleagues.

 

Ruth is played by Selina Chilton, Archie by Matt Kennard, Melody by Elizabeth Bower, Eva by Angela Lonsdale, JJ by George Rainsford, George by Stirling Gallacher and Ronnie by Sean Gleeson. Lynne is played by guest star Catherine Tyldesley.

 

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Match Of The Day Live – Euro 2008
Thursday 12 June
7.30-10.00pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/sport
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Guy Mowbray provides commentary as co-hosts Austria compete in their first European Championship and take part in their first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup. The Austrian squad may not have many star names but home advantage could prove crucial as they look to make it past the group stage.

 

The Poles are also taking part in the tournament for the first time but do at least have plenty of World Cup experience. Led by veteran Dutchman Leo Beenhakker, who coached Trinidad and Tobago at the 2006 World Cup, Poland surprised many in qualification by topping a group including Euro 2004 finalists Portugal. Familiar names in the Polish side include Celtic keeper Artur Boruc.

 

For viewers with access to the Red button there is live match coverage with alternative commentary and rolling highlights, as well as extensive highlights of every game, all the goals from the tournament and highlights of classic matches from previous years. There will also be a replay of today's match starting at 7.30pm.

 

Coverage of the match is available on the BBC HD Channel.

 

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BBC TWO Thursday 12 June 2008
Out Of The Blue
Thursday 12 June
1.00-1.25pm BBC TWO
www.bbc.co.uk/outoftheblue
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Ron's situation takes a turn for the worse when he discovers The Club insurance has lapsed, as the drama set in an Australian beach resort continues.

 

Tess informs Noel of the arrival of the container and is filled with hope about its possible contents.

 

As Daniel and Deborah pick up on Tess's elusive behaviour, Daniel agrees to keep his ever-watchful eye on her.

 

Tess finds her old life but no treasure packed away when she looks into her container.

 

Noel reveals Ray's identity to an appalled Tess and tells her about Ray's blackmail and attempts to reclaim the loot.

 

Ron is played by Noel Hodda, Tess by Olivia Bonnici, Noel by Sam Haft, Daniel by Aidan Gillett and Deborah by Diane Craig.

 

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Tennis – Artois Championships
Thursday 12 June
1.25-6.00pm BBC TWO
www.bbc.co.uk/sport

     

Sue Barker presents live coverage of the Artois Championships at the Queen's Club in London.

 

On this day last year, Britain's Alex Bogdanovic came within two points of a major upset before losing to Andy Roddick. The American eventually came through 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 and went on to win the title for a fourth time.

 

The commentary team includes Andrew Castle, Mark Petchey, John Lloyd and Greg Rusedski.

 

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BBC FOUR Thursday 12 June 2008
Margaret Thatcher – The Long Walk To Finchley
Thursday 12 June
9.00-10.25pm BBC FOUR
www.bbc.co.uk/drama


Margaret Thatcher (Andrea Riseborough) sets out to prove that a woman's place is in the House, as well as the home
Margaret Thatcher (Andrea
Riseborough) sets out to prove
that a woman's place is in the
House, as well as the home

Young Margaret Thatcher wants nothing more than to be an MP. But is she the right kind of "chap" for the Tory Party of the Fifties? She didn't have a "good war"; and thinks a woman's place can be in the House as well as the home!

 

Tony Saint's light-hearted and imaginative film shows how, when Margaret begins her battle to get selected to a winnable Tory seat in the Fifties, little does she know just how much blood, sweat and tears she will need to invest in what evolves into a 10-year struggle.

 

Standing against considerable local opposition, Thatcher was rejected by a succession of Home Counties Tory selection committees. However, against this opposition, she was finally selected for Finchley, the seat that she was to be identified with for the rest of her political career.

 

Margaret Thatcher is played by Andrea Riseborough (Party Animals), Dennis Thatcher by Rory Kinnear (Mansfield Park), Sir John Crowder by Geoffrey Palmer (As Time Goes By), Sir Donald Kaberry by Oliver Ford-Davis (Star Wars) and Ted Heath by Samuel West (Cambridge Spies).

 

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