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Programme Information

Network TV Week 38

Thursday 18 September 2008

BBC ONE Thursday 18 September 2008
Thursday 18 September
1.45-2.15pm BBC ONE


Vivien clashes with an unprofessional agency nurse, as the Midlands-based medical drama continues. She becomes convinced that the nurse is an alcoholic when she sees her pouring vodka into her orange juice at lunch. When Vivien confronts her, she eventually admits that she has Parkinson's and hasn't come to terms with her condition, which is why she's also pushed her caring boyfriend away.


Archie winds Daniel up after he discovers he's been sleeping at the campus surgery. But Daniel gets the upper hand by bringing Melody into the equation. Later, Archie asks Mike to help him get revenge.


Caroline and Nick go on a date, and she invites him round for a meal the following evening. Meanwhile, Caroline talks to Ronnie about her divorce and, when she mentions Nick, notices how Ronnie's tone and attitude change.


Vivien is played by Anita Carey, Archie by Matt Kennard, Daniel by Matthew Chambers, Mike by James Carlton, Nick by Michael McKell and Ronnie by Sean Gleeson. Caroline is played by guest star Rae Baker.



Thursday 18 September
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE


Tanya is worried by Abi's strange behaviour.


Stacey and Bradley get a taste of parenthood.


Meanwhile, Pat offers Tony a job.


Tanya is played by Jo Joyner, Abi by Lorna Fitzgerald, Stacey by Lacey Turner, Bradley by Charlie Clements, Pat by Pam St Clement and Tony by Chris Coghill.




BBC TWO Thursday 18 September 2008
The Restaurant Ep 4/15
Thursday 18 September
8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO


Three couples are tested in Raymond Blanc's challenge and the losers have their restaurants closed as the search for a couple with excellent culinary and business skills continues. Summoned to meet Raymond for their briefing, the three couples find him in the last place they'd expect – the breakfast bar at a motorway service station.


They discover that their success depends on their taking on the giants of mass catering, each at a different motorway stop. They have half a day to devise a menu that will pull road-weary holiday-makers away from the traditional fast-food counters and to come up with promotional ideas that reflect their respective restaurant's values.


And then it's all about making it happen as the army of hungry, hurried families arrive to find their lunchtime pit-stop nosh is not exactly what they've been expecting. Father-and-daughter team Mike and Harriet's The Blue Goose can't find a goose costume to publicise their offering, but they do dress Ali up as an ostrich. Richard and Scott start well, but illness grips Richard so Scott has to battle on without him, making coq au vin for hungry drivers. Russell and Michele concentrate on research, but have trouble matching their loving Cheerful Soul brand to the in-out world of motorway service.


Raymond has to decide who will stay and who will go and tonight one restaurant must close for good.



The Cup Ep 5/6
Thursday 18 September
9.30-10.00pm BBC TWO
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Terry's mate, Fourbellies, is out on a kebab hunt when he spots coach Mercier entering a gay club in Birmingham, as the comedy continues. Meanwhile, Janice tells Terry that her money has been stolen, and complains to the hotel manager. On the pitch, the Ashes win their first two matches and reach the semi-final. During a celebration dinner in the evening, a booze-fuelled Debbie accuses Mercier of being gay. Meanwhile, an incandescent Janice finds out that Terry has kept a suite reserved for Hinchcliffe, using her money. All hell breaks loose.


Steve Edge plays Terry McConnell, Craig Cunningham plays Fourbellies, Emmanuel Leconte plays Mercier, Jennifer Hennessy plays Janice McConnell, Samantha Power plays Debbie Rossi and Martin Oldfield plays Hinchcliffe.




BBC THREE Thursday 18 September 2008
The Wrong Door – The Train Pirates Ep 4/6
Thursday 18 September
10.30-11.00pm BBC THREE


Another trip through The Wrong Door – a sketch show set in a parallel universe, where TV special effects are part of everyday life – sees the Train Pirates strike fear into the hearts of Britain's commuters. Britain's most eccentric military boffin, Commander Kevin Cheeks, shows off his latest gadgets; masked vigilante The Raven puts in an appearance; and Melanie introduces Philip The Dinosaur to her friends.


Brian Blessed guest stars as Captain Goitre and Doctor Fox plays himself.





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