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Network TV Week 38

Wednesday 17 September 2008


BBC ONE Wednesday 17 September 2008
Doctors
Wednesday 17 September
1.45-2.15pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/doctors

       

After a young man deliberately caused an accident which left him paralysed, Shelley Cooper, the woman who ran into him, wants to sue him for causing her mental distress, as the drama centred on a health centre in the Midlands continues. Her husband, Mark, is unhappy about it, but eventually Ronnie discovers why Shelley is so determined; she feels guilty for not swerving as quickly as she could.

 

A man keeps coming into the surgery but Vivien can't make him tell her what he wants. He eventually explains that he is Lee and Ryan's grandfather, and that he has come to apologise to her. Jimmi quickly ushers them into his room, and Vivien, shell-shocked, snaps at him and walks out.

 

Meanwhile, Daniel can't find anywhere to stay. He tells people he's staying with an ex, but instead hides out in the campus sick bay.

 

Ronnie is played by Sean Gleeson, Vivien by Anita Carey, Jimmi by Adrian Lewis Morgan and Daniel by Matthew Chambers. Shelley and Mark Cooper are played by guest stars Sally Ann Matthews and Daniel Casey.

 

SD2

Who Do You Think You Are? Ep 6/8
Wednesday 17 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/familyhistory

       

David Suchet heads for London and Paris as he pieces together a complex family history
David Suchet heads for London
and Paris as he pieces
together a complex family
history

David Suchet embarks on a journey round Europe hoping to sort out the confusion surrounding his family history, as the series in which famous names venture on a journey of discovery into their ancestors' pasts continues.

 

Some relations think David's grandfather was German, others Russian, others Estonian. When and why was their name changed from Suchedowitz to Suchet? His mother's side of the family is equally confusing. Was her grandfather called Jarché or Jarchy? He claimed to be a French photographer, but was he?

 

First, David explores the one English branch of his family, the ancestors of his maternal grandmother, Elsie Jezzard. David has always loved boats, and his investigations reveal that Elsie's grandfather was a master mariner. Further investigation at the National Maritime Museum leads him to the coast of Suffolk and the story of a terrible storm, a shipwreck, tragedy and heroism.

 

David then heads to London and Paris on the trail of his great-grandfather, Monsieur Arnold Jarché, a 19th-century photographer. Was he really the proprietor of the Eiffel Tower Studio, and was he really French? Finally David journeys across Eastern Europe in search of the birthplace of his grandfather and the roots of his unusual surname.

 

JP2

 

BBC TWO Wednesday 17 September 2008
PARALYMPICS 2008
Paralympics 2008 Closing Ceremony

Wednesday 17 September
12.50-4.00pm BBC TWO
www.bbc.co.uk/olympics
Press pack

     

Clare Balding and Steve Cram introduce live coverage of what is expected to be a dramatic finale to the Beijing Paralympics. Thoughts turn to London, too, because, like the Olympics, there will be a short London 2012 segment as the Paralympic flag is handed over to the next host city.

 

Paul Dickenson and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson provide the commentary.

 

The programme also brings news of the women's and men's marathons: Shelly Woods will be aiming for a medal in her best event and London marathon winner David Weir hopes to have the resources left to win another medal. There's also news of the final of the blind football tournament and the last wheelchair fencing medals.

 

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel.

 

SB4

PARALYMPICS 2008
Paralympics 2008

Wednesday 17 September
7.00-8.00pm BBC TWO
www.bbc.co.uk/olympics
Press pack

       

Clare Balding and Steve Cram introduce highlights of the Closing Ceremony and bring news of the women's and men's marathons, the blind football final and the wheelchair fencing.

 

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel.

 

SB4

The Restaurant Ep 3/15
Wednesday 17 September
8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO
www.bbc.co.uk/restaurant

       

Last week, nine couples lined up to take part in the ongoing challenge to open a restaurant good enough to impress Raymond Blanc. Just eight restaurants were prepared for launch night, and only seven actually opened. James and Alasdair's dream was halted at the last moment by a gas leak. Mike and Harriet's Blue Goose opened its doors to the public, but with such catastrophic results that Raymond has already warned them that they're in real danger of being closed.

 

In tonight's episode, Raymond sets the eight couples their first major test – letting their customers pay only what they think their meals are worth. All the restaurants must decide how to encourage the locals to give generously. In prosperous Marlow, chef James at The Gallery rests his hopes on haute cuisine, whereas Stephen and Helen cater for families who probably won't pay so much per head, so the pressure is on for them to ensure a full house. But if a restaurant is too full and customers are made to wait, they are unlikely to pay.

 

The eight couples walk a tightrope between being too full and too empty, between buying in too little food and too much. In addition, eagle-eyed inspectors Sarah Willingham and David Moore are also snooping around making their own judgements. Helped by their insights, Raymond must decide which of the couples has fared worst and face his weekly challenge... and the risk of losing their restaurant.

 

KA

 

BBC FOUR Wednesday 17 September 2008
Blood And Guts – A History Of Surgery Ep 5/5
Wednesday 17 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR
www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour

 

Michael Mosley with a human skull at the Parisian Catacombes as he concludes his history of surgery
Michael Mosley with a human
skull at the Parisian
Catacombes as he concludes
his history of surgery

Body snatching, boiling bones and battlefield slaughter... the final instalment of Blood And Guts journeys back to surgery's bloody beginnings to show how brilliant surgical breakthroughs shaped the evolution of modern medicine.

 

Presenter Michael Mosley (The One Show) introduces the cast of characters who helped make four fundamental breakthroughs – understanding anatomy, preventing blood loss, fighting infection and pain relief – that underpin all other branches of surgery.

 

In the 16th century surgery was little more than butchery. Doctors had no accurate map of the human body and instead studied ancient texts based on animals. Michael discovers the story of 22-year-old Brussels student Andreas Vesalius, who was one of the first "grave robbers". Michael meets Dr Alice Roberts, and takes part in a rarely filmed human dissection to demonstrate how vital anatomy is to successful surgery.

 

Michael also hears about the early attempts of surgeons to stem blood loss, usually involving boiling oil, until a French barber discovered a new method.

 

In the 19th century pain relief remained a mystery. Michael tries out some techniques for himself, and tells the story of James Simpson, who pioneered the use of chloroform as a new wonderdrug in Scotland. A master of spin, Simpson hid one crucial fact – chloroform killed as many people as it relieved.

 

By the end of the 19th century just one obstacle stood in the way of successful surgery – infection.

 

In 1847, an unknown junior doctor in Vienna, Ignaz Semmelweis, proposed a revolutionary new theory after seeing healthy women dying mysteriously after childbirth: washing hands. Vilified by his peers for this radical theory, he eventually died in a Hungarian asylum.

 

Fortunately, 1,200 miles away in Glasgow, a man called Joseph Lister picked up the fight for infection control. He is now considered a hero all over the world.

 

The work of these men transformed the modern operating theatre into a place where, for the first time, more would be cured than killed. Although prejudice, jealousy and professional error often obstructed their efforts, these sometimes heroic, often reckless pioneers were prepared to do whatever it took to drag surgery kicking and screaming into the modern age.

 

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