|BBC ONE Thursday 14 August 2008|
The rowing competition reaches the semi-final stages for both the men and women today. There's also quarter-final action in the badminton and tennis competitions, while in the hockey, Britain's women hope to get the better of New Zealand. Overnight, the athletics competition begins and sees the start of the heptathlon, in which Britain's Kelly Sotherton hopes to improve on her bronze medal of four years ago.
Comprehensive details of the
BBC's Olympics 2008 coverage can be found in BBC Programme Information's separate Olympic section.
Archie is acting strangely, but then surprises Peggy by saying he wants to bring their wedding forward.
Meanwhile, Tamwar and Libby get their exam results.
Archie is played by Larry Lamb, Tamwar by Himish Patel and Libby by Belinda Owusu.
|BBC TWO Thursday 14 August 2008|
Alice Roberts –
Don't Die Young: Ear, Nose And Throat Ep
Thursday 14 August
8.30-9.00pm BBC TWO
Dr Alice Roberts explores the
ears, nose and throat
Dr Alice Roberts continues her informative guide to healthy living with an exploration of the ears, nose and throat.
The Royal National Institute for Deaf People has found that nine million people in the UK suffer from some form of hearing loss. To experience what this is like, Dr Alice dons a pair of sound-impairing headphones and struggles to order a drink from a bar and go clothes shopping.
Hearing loss can result from damage caused by loud noise. Dr Alice meets 28-year-old Danny Byrd, a DJ and record producer from Bath, who fears his regular exposure to loud drum 'n' bass music may be causing long-term damage. Dr Alice investigates solutions for him and discovers that an investment of just £20 might be all he needs to protect his hearing.
The ears also have a vital role to play in balance, as Dr Alice sees for herself when she takes part in a medical experiment and has warm water inserted into her ears.
Finally, using her skills as an anatomist, Dr Alice explores the roles of the nose and the throat and discovers why snoring can be a sign of a life-threatening condition – as it was for Scott Jackson from Warwickshire, who was diagnosed with sleep apnoea.
The Professor and Brian are stuck in the loft awaiting the arrival of a messenger pigeon, as the comedy continues. While there, they accidentally send the university's weather system haywire, sending floods, fog and baking heat through the corridors. This then makes it difficult for a reluctant Alex to help his dad – one of the university's historians – answer the question: has he really found the missing diary of Captain Scott?
Lab Rats is a big, daft, cartoony sitcom. Although set in a laboratory, the show is less about science and more about using its setting as an excuse for zany jokes, endearingly chaotic characters and fast-paced, farcical plots.
Lab Rats is written by Chris Addison and Carl Cooper and co-created by Chris Addison, Carl Cooper and Simon Nicholls.
The cast includes Chris Addison as Dr Alex Beenyman, Geoff McGivern as Professor John Mycroft, Jo Enright as Cara McIlvenny, Dan Tetsell as Brian Lalumaca, Selina Cadell as Dean Mieke Miedema and Helen Moon as Minty Clapper.
|BBC FOUR Thursday 14 August 2008|
Daniel Barenboim conducts his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in a programme of Haydn, Schoenberg and Brahms.
The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra was formed in 1999 by the late Palestinian philosopher Edward Said, in collaboration with their conductor this evening, the legendary Barenboim. It was intended as a one-off experiment to bring Arab and Israeli musicians together.
The unusual and now highly acclaimed ensemble of Israeli, Palestinian, Lebanese, Syrian, Jordanian and Egyptian musicians is still going strong and, since 1999, the orchestra has met every summer to continue their work. With the help of scholarships, around 30 of the young players have been able to study in Europe during the winter, before returning to the West-Eastern Divan for summer rehearsals. Three of the players are now in the Berliner Philharmoniker and the oboist, who plays in the Haydn Sinfonia Concertante tonight, is the principal oboe of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
In this eagerly anticipated concert, Barenboim and his extraordinary orchestra perform Haydn's Sinfonia concertante for oboe, bassoon, violin and cello, Schoenberg's Variations for Orchestra and Brahms's poignant Fourth Symphony.
Tonight's Prom is presented by BBC Radio 3's Sara Mohr-Pietsch, who is joined for the concert by composer Robert Saxton and Head of Music at the South Bank centre Marshall Marcus. The programme includes interviews with members of the orchestra and with Maestro Barenboim himself.
Digital viewers can press the Red button on their remote controls for programme notes during the performance.