|BBC ONE Monday 11 August 2008|
Britain's young diver, Tom Daley, makes his Olympic debut today, with partner Blake Aldridge. There's also action from the tennis, badminton and beach volleyball competitions and the continuation of the three-day event, in which British hopes are high.
Comprehensive details of the BBC's Olympics 2008 coverage can be found in BBC Programme Information's separate Olympic section.
It's Jim's birthday and he is surrounded by his family and friends. It proves to be an emotional day for all.
Jim is played by John Barden.
Brian Lane engages in some dangerous mind games in a case that threatens to completely destabilise him, as the crime drama continues. The team investigates the death of Raymond Briers in 1999, who was killed by his wife, Katie, after she had agreed to be hypnotised by illusionist Billy Carse for his television show. Acquitted of his murder, Katie recently started receiving emails from a source known only as Merlin, naming Carse's rival, Brandon Skye, as her husband's killer. Could Skye have sabotaged Carse's act to produce the ultimate trick that would destroy his reputation?
Hailed as the messiah of modern magic and a pioneer of neuro-linguistic programming, Skye immediately gets under Lane's skin. The two men enter a game of intellectual one-upmanship when Lane goes undercover at a corporate motivational weekend run by Skye's girlfriend, Lulu Questor. But Skye is a master of illusion and has one final trick up his sleeve, which is guaranteed to push Lane over the edge.
Gerry, meanwhile, meets his own nemesis in Carse's brother, Guy. No one actually examines Guy too closely because he is in a wheelchair, but Gerry can see beyond that. With Carse dead, Guy seems keen to clear his brother's name and restore his reputation. But nothing on this case is quite what it appears to be.
A visit to Dr Neville Moroni, resident expert at The Magic Circle, has a lasting effect on Gerry. Deeply sceptical, he agrees to be hypnotised by Moroni, with unspeakable results.
Alun Armstrong plays Brian Lane, Amanda Redman plays Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, James Bolam plays Jack Halford, Dennis Waterman plays Gerry Standing, Kirsty Mitchell plays Katie Briers, Mark Bazeley plays Brandon Skye, Sara Stewart plays Lulu Questor, Sam Kelly plays Guy Carse and Kevin Eldon plays Dr Neville Moroni.
|BBC TWO Monday 11 August 2008|
Food Made Easy –
Cooking For Family And Friends
Monday 11 August
8.30-9.00pm BBC TWO
Ching-He Huang and her
childhood friend, Lina Mahdavi
Ching-He Huang is inspired by the imperial cuisine of ancient China this week to create fresh, simply prepared and healthy Chinese dishes at home for her friends and family, as she concludes her quest to bring easy and healthy Chinese food to the UK.
She reveals the secrets of cooking Chinese food that hungry children will love by preparing two quick and easy recipes with readily available ingredients: five-spice roast chicken drumsticks and stir-fried vegetable wraps.
Ching also visits one of the UK's leading Chinese vegetable-growers in East Anglia to prepare sweet and tangy chilli beef with pak choy. And, with the help of her childhood friend, Lina Mahdavi, she prepares a healthy and delicious celebration banquet including lionhead meatballs, mu shu chicken and dragon prawn noodles.
Ching reveals that many of the recipes used during the series come from her mother and grandmother's home cooking, which Ching has adapted by using ingredients readily available in the West.
And her cooking is put to the ultimate test as her mother and father and her extended family from Shanghai arrive as a surprise to sample her mouth-watering recipes.
|BBC FOUR Monday 11 August 2008|
Verity Sharp presents the second of two special Proms broadcasts celebrating the winners of the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music 2008, and chats to the artists performing.
The concert includes the critically acclaimed desert blues collaboration from Gambian musician Juldeh Camara and British guitarist Justin Adams, which has caught the critics' attention. It's described as "an Afro-blues shake down", and together they won the Radio 3 Award for World Music in the Cultural Crossing Category for their album, Soul Science, fusing familiar Western blues with their African sources.
The broadcast continues with the quite astounding sound of Chinese electronica from new musical sensation Sa Ding Ding. Born in Inner Mongolia, she is a singer, musician, composer and choreographer who sings in Mandarin, Tibetan, Sanskrit and sometimes in an entirely self-created language. She has sold over two million albums in China and was this year's recipient of the Radio 3 World Music Award in the Asia Pacific Category. Her music is a blend of indigenous cultures and rhythms of Asia, including Tibet and Mongolia, with Western electronica and influences of classical and soul.
Digital viewers can press the Red button on their remote controls for programme notes during the performance.