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Network TV Week 38

Sunday 14 September 2008

BBC ONE Sunday 14 September 2008
Paralympics 2008

Sunday 14 September
1.00-4.45pm BBC TWO [originally billed as BBC ONE]
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Clare Balding and Steve Cram introduce more live coverage as the GB wheelchair rugby team play Australia. At the Olympic Green Tennis Centre, Peter Norfolk will be hoping to retain his Paralympic title, and it's the semi-finals of the men's wheelchair basketball tournament.


In the pool, the highlight is likely to be the men's 50m freestyle final which will see Britain's Dave Roberts up against fellow countryman Matt Walker. Natalie Du Toit of South Africa swims again in the freestyle.


The athletics action includes Welsh sprinter John McFall attempting to win gold in the 100m and viewers can expect to see an exciting 800m women's race featuring Canada's Chantal Petitclerc.


In the Peking University Gymnasium, Britain's table tennis players will be in action in the team events, It's the final day of the road race cycling and GB's only fencer, Lee Fawcett, is in action.


Today's programme also features the best of the action from the second day of the IAAF World Athletics Final from Stuttgart.


This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel. From 10.00am to 12.30pm, digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.



Antiques Roadshow Ep 2/26
Sunday 14 September
7.00-8.00pm BBC ONE


Presenter Fiona Bruce and the Roadshow team travel to Althorp, the childhood home and burial place of Diana, Princess of Wales. The Spencer family have lived there for more than 500 years and today it is home to Lord Spencer, who talks to Fiona about living with so much history. He even takes the opportunity to ask a member of the team for advice about one of his treasures.


Among the items discovered at the Roadshow is a walnut desk, which had been kept in the coal shed because the owner's mother didn't like it. Specialist Orlando Rock describes it as "one of the best bits of walnut I've seen in my life" and reveals a jaw-dropping valuation.


But the biggest surprise is a collection of paintings and prints found in a skip during a fishing trip. Amazingly, one of these turns out to have been painted by the "most important water colourist at work in America in the 19th century". The owner's daughter is moved to tears when she hears what it is worth.



Casualty – The Farmead Menace
Sunday 14 September
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE


News of Sammy being hit by an ambulance infuriates the residents of the Farmead Estate, who take to the streets in the second part of the thrilling series-opener of the popular medical drama. Missiles are thrown and cars are set on fire.


Meanwhile, in ED, the focus is on keeping Sammy alive. Charlie tries to track down Tess, who hasn't returned from her break. He keeps ringing and eventually tracks down Sammy's phone, discovering some saved footage. With Noel's help to play it, they then see evidence of Tess's horrific condition.


Putting their lives at risk, some of the staff go to the estate. But they have no idea where Tess is, and the residents are threatening. Big Mac joins them and, eventually, thanks to his local knowledge, he recognises Tess's location.


Back at ED, Adam takes command. His ability to pull the team together makes him the ideal candidate to take over as clinical lead at the hospital. He battles hard in a crowded resuscitation room as the team works valiantly to try to save Tess's life.


Tess is played by Suzanne Packer, Sammy by Finn Atkins, Charlie by Derek Thompson, Adam by Tristan Gemmill, Big Mac by Charles Dale and Noel by Tony Marshall.




BBC TWO Sunday 14 September 2008
MotoGP – Indianapolis Grand Prix
Sunday 14 September
6.45-8.00pm BBC TWO


After a two-week break, the MotoGP series resumes with the Indianapolis Grand Prix.


For so long the dominant force in MotoGP, Italy's Valentino Rossi is looking to regain the title he last won in 2005. Last year's winner, Australian Casey Stoner, has made a few costly slips this year but will hope to push Rossi all the way to the final race in Valencia in November.



Earth – The Climate Wars Ep 2/3
Sunday 14 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO


Global warming, and how to combat it, is arguably the greatest challenge we face today. It has provoked intense debate, changed the way we see the planet and created headlines around the world.


We now know how important the issues are, but when and how did scientists first discover global warming? Why has it led to such a furious debate? And who should we believe?


Dr Iain Stewart (Earth – The Power Of The Planet) continues his definitive guide to the history of climate change.


In the second film he investigates the global warming "backlash" – the intense debate about the reality of man-made global warming that raged during the Nineties and into this century.


At the start of the Nineties it appeared that everyone was united. At the Rio Earth summit the world signed up to a programme of action to start tackling climate change. Even George Bush was there – the first George Bush that is. But the consensus didn't last.


Iain examines the scientific arguments that developed as the global warming sceptics took on the climate change consensus. The sceptics attacked almost everything that the scientists held to be true. They argued that the planet wasn't warming up and that, even if it was, it was nothing unusual. Certainly whatever was happening to the climate was nothing to do with human emissions of greenhouse gases.


This film looks back in search of the scientific truth, exploring everything from the "medieval warming period" to the "urban heat island effect".


Iain also looks in detail at the experiments undertaken to establish the pattern of the Earth's temperature over the last 1,000 years. He follows the development of the political and economic battles as the scientific evidence about global warming grew in strength.


As the science became more settled, Iain reveals the strategies pursued by the sceptics and their political allies, including the George W Bush administration, to remain on the fence in order to delay action to tackle climate change.


Throughout the film Iain interviews some of the key global-warming sceptics, and discovers how their positions have changed over time.



Charley Boorman –
Ireland To Sydney By Any Means
Ep 2/6
Sunday 14 September
8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO


Gritty adventurer Charley Boorman continues his most daring journey so far, leaving his bike behind and seeking out locally available means of transport to negotiate his way through three continents, 25 countries and more than 20,000 miles, avoiding commercial airlines wherever possible.


In episode two, Charley's adventure takes him from Calais to the shores of Bandar-e Abbas. First, he puts his newly learnt sailing skills to use and successfully crosses the tempestuous English Channel in a dinghy.


From Calais, Charley and the team navigate their way through France and Italy, to Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria, before pressing on through far western Asia from Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran. The expedition hinges on whether they can enter Iran and make it to Dubai in time to catch a container ship to Mumbai.


En route, Charley travels on a vast array of transport, taking a luxury train to Venice, riding a Parisian city bicycle, wrestling with a sidecar motorcycle around a hairpin bend in Georgia, hitching a ride on a truck in Iran and aboard a sleeper train.


On the way, he and the team are faced with numerous logistical obstacles, including a vintage car with an empty fuel tank, an ex-Soviet jeep with dodgy brakes and a serious bureaucratic hurdle in order to get visas into Iran.


But Charley's passion for befriending all those around him and his notorious sense of humour means they also taste the flavours and meet the faces of this eclectic part of the world. Amongst others, they encounter Cenk, the Turkish fixer who sings his "Dolmus Blues"; and a young Croat woman who tells the story of her father's capture and imprisonment in a concentration camp; as well as sharing "hubbly bubbly" with locals in a tea room in the Iranian desert.



Match Of The Day 2
Sunday 14 September
10.00-10.45pm BBC TWO


Adrian Chiles introduces the highlights as Stoke City take on Everton in the Barclays Premier League. There's also a round-up of all the goals from Saturday's games.


It's been 23 years since Everton last travelled to the Potteries to take on Stoke City – the Toffees ran out 2-0 winners on that occasion. Stoke City's last win at home to Everton was during the 1982/83 season when they won 1-0.




BBC THREE Sunday 14 September 2008
Massive Ep 1/6
Sunday 14 September
9.00-9.30pm BBC Three


Ralf Little (centre), Johnny Vegas (left) and Carl Rice dream of rock 'n' roll glory in Massive
Ralf Little (centre), Johnny
Vegas (left) and Carl Rice
dream of rock 'n' roll glory in

Shady Music has ambitions to be the new Factory Records in this new comedy, written and created by Damian Lanigan. All it takes is £10,000, a musical obsession boarding on the pathological and an Austin Allegro.


Both Manchester born and bred, both inspired by their city's musical heritage, Danny and Shay's lifelong ambition is to become mega music moguls and unearth the next Oasis. Just when it looks like they're on the road to nowhere, Danny's gran dies and leaves him £10,000. Shady Music is born.


With the help of music aficionado Lou and wannabe rapper Swing, the lads find a label headquarters and hold auditions. Following an eventful Battle of the Bands, and an almighty row, Shady Music makes its first signing.


Ralf Little plays Danny, Carl Rice plays Shay, Johnny Vegas plays Shay's dad, Tony, Christine Bottomley plays Lou and Joel Fry plays Swing.


Episode two follows at 9.30pm.





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