|BBC ONE Wednesday 30 July 2008|
Melody becomes a medical advisor for the local paper and helps Amanda Prior, a young journalist, stand up to her editor, Les Robson, as the medical drama continues.
Nick, meanwhile, helps alien-hunter Walter to accept that his recent major heart surgery will prevent him from going on his planned long expedition.
In between these two patients, the surgery is full of hay fever sufferers with only Nick and Melody on duty and Julia holding the fort.
Melody is played by Elizabeth Bower, Amanda Prior by guest star Kelly Adams, Les Robson by guest star John McArdle, Nick by Michael McKell and Julia by Diane Keen.
|BBC THREE Wednesday 30 July 2008|
Presenter George Lamb
prepares an ambush in a kebab
shop in Make My Body Younger
Phil is a 28-year-old junk food lover who's carrying six stone in extra weight. He'd like to get into shape for his wedding to fiancée Gemma but needs some guidance. Phil would also like to become a professional football referee, but has failed a fitness test three times.
Presenter George Lamb surprises Phil at one of his favourite haunts, the local kebab shop, and offers him a "living autopsy", which uses state-of-the-art technology to reveal what his over-eating, binge drinking and smoking has been doing to his body.
Phil is shocked to discover that he has the lungs of a 36-year-old and his excess weight has been putting his bones and joints under great strain equivalent to a man of 45. To help reverse the damage, Dr Leanne Hayward moves in to help Phil review his lifestyle and make changes.
This series is part of BBC Headroom, a new multi-platform campaign from BBC Learning. To find out more viewers can visit www.bbc.co.uk/headroom where the doctors in the series offer tips on controlling alcohol, drugs and diet.
|BBC FOUR Wednesday 30 July 2008|
Thirties In Colour –
Adventures In The Americas Ep 3/4
Wednesday 30 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR
American film collector Harry
Wright with the indigenous
people of Mexico whose lives
he documented in the 1930s
Wealthy American industrialist and film enthusiast Harry Wright's amazing colour film archive is the subject of the penultimate episode of The Thirties In Colour.
Of the 2,000 films in the collection, around 44 were filmed on Kodachrome. Wright proudly exhibited them to distinguished guests, who would gather at the private cinema he had built in his home in Mexico City.
After these soirées, visitors recorded their impressions of Harry's films in the cinema's guestbook. Many were particularly impressed by the intimacy of the films, especially his so-called "ethnographic series", a collection of anthropological films showing the everyday life of the indigenous peoples of Mexico.
The films show men roofing their homes with straw, and women washing clothes in running streams. In some scenes, the great Mexican warrior tradition is acted out, as the men dance and fight at ceremonies and rituals. Unquestionably among the most important anthropological documentary films of traditional Mexican society in existence, these films are probably the only ones from the period in colour.
Many of these films were shot by the cinematographer, anthropologist and adventurer Ed Myers. Among the most intriguing of his subjects were the indigenous Tzeltal people of Chiapas and the Amuzgo people of Oaxaca – communities that had rarely been filmed and who seldom granted access to outsiders.
At the time Myers entered their world, anthropologists feared that many of these peoples – whose cultures represented the last vestiges of the pre-Columbian traditions and belief systems of the ancient civilisations of Central America – were doomed to extinction.
By the end of the decade, Wright was in his mid-sixties, but his passion for film was undiminished. In 1945, he collaborated in the establishment of the Churubusco Studios, which would become the centre of home-grown film production in the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. It remains the most important studios in Central America. After a lifetime dedicated to travel and cinematography, Wright died in 1954 – but, in Mexico, he is still celebrated for his contribution to the country and acknowledged as one of the founding fathers of its cinematic tradition.