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Network TV Week 40

Wednesday 1 October 2008


BBC ONE Wednesday 1 October 2008
Doctors
Wednesday 1 October
1.45-2.15pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/doctors

       

Jimmi helps a man whose wife died three months earlier, in today's episode of the Midlands-based medical drama. He is coping with clinical depression and finding the behaviour of his wayward step-daughter hard to handle – and the situation isn't helped by an interfering grandmother. As Jimmi discovers the complications, he also manages to help the rest of the family with their loss, too.

 

Ruth, meanwhile, is jealous of Michelle and Mike's relationship and, when Julia asks her about Mike, she is deliberately non-committal in her reply. Michelle meets Julia and suggests taking Mike on permanently, but Julia isn't so sure and their discussion turns into an argument.

 

Ruth later consoles an 18-year-old who is distraught when Mike gives her a bag of condoms, and helps her make a formal complaint against him.

 

Elsewhere, Nick goes to see Caroline's son, Ed, to try to get him to talk to him. Ed, however, isn't initially interested, but Nick persists and eventually Ed warms to him.

 

Jimmi is played by Adrian Lewis Morgan, Ruth by Selina Chilton, Michelle by Donnaleigh Bailey, Mike by James Carlton, Julia by Diane Keen and Nick by Michael McKell. Ed is played by guest star Greg Sheffield.

 

SD2

Holby City
Wednesday 1 October
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/holbycity

       

Jayne hears that the Government has backed down and is going to pay for the twins' separation, but the board still needs to meet to decide on Jayne's future, in the second of this week's visits to Holby.

 

Maria, meanwhile, discovers that Aaron is a high-flying doctor but, although she's initially daunted, she allows herself to be swept off her feet.

 

After hours of surgery and tension between Ric and Michael, the separation of the twins is a success.

 

Jayne is played by Stella Gonet, Maria by Phoebe Thomas, Ric by Hugh Quarshie and Michael by Hari Dhillon.

 

JM3

 

BBC TWO Wednesday 1 October 2008
The Restaurant Ep 7/15
Wednesday 1 October
8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO
www.bbc.co.uk/restaurant
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The couples return to their restaurants to find a parcel from Raymond Blanc, as the ongoing challenge to run a restaurant good enough to impress the top chef continues. Each parcel contains the flag of a different foreign nation: Japan, Sweden, France, Mexico, Thailand and Spain. The different nationality's food must influence their menu, but Raymond still wants them to stay true to their original concept and identity. Diners from each country will also be booked into each restaurant to give their verdict on the results.

 

Chris and Caroline, at Ray White's, try to add a bit of Mexican spice into their British food concept – although problems start when they find themselves without an oven that blows flames. Michele and Russell at Cheerful Soul, meanwhile, find inspiration from Sweden and decide to serve reindeer to their boisterous Swedish customers.

 

The Gallery's Alasdair and James think French food will be a pushover, until they remember it is Raymond's native cuisine. They decide to go for broke and even write their menu in French. And the Welsh Wok gives up on its Welsh-Chinese fusion concept to embrace Spanish cuisine – with a lot of help from their staff. Elsewhere, chef Tim at True Provenance has to completely rely on his staff as he is forced to step out of the kitchen. Sushi and karaoke appear to go down well – but not before wife Lindsie nearly gives up in despair.

 

The inspectors drop in to sample the couples' attempts at international cuisine, but the harshest critics this week are the foreign diners who have travelled miles to try out their host's food. When Raymond gets the results, the three worst-performing couples face the challenge – the rest are flagged through with a warning.

 

KA

 

BBC FOUR Wednesday 1 October 2008
The Art Of Arts TV – The Landmark Arts Series Ep 3/3
Wednesday 1 October
10.00-11.00pm BBC FOUR


The most famous of all the arts programmes ever commissioned for British television are the big arts landmark series. Monumentally ambitious and invariably very expensive to produce, these series are widely considered to be the litmus test of public service broadcasting.

 

Often fronted by some of the most respected figures from the world of art and culture, landmark series such as Lord Clark's Civilisation, John Berger's Ways Of Seeing, Robert Hughes's The Shock Of The New and Simon Schama's Power Of Art have attempted to provide a definitive, ground-breaking televisual study of a major art movement or discipline. Historically, most arts landmarks have commanded relatively small audiences – yet attempts by broadcasters to broaden their appeal have not always been universally popular with the arts establishment.

 

In this final episode in BBC Four's three-part series, distinguished arts broadcasters and programme-makers recall some of the seminal landmark arts series – including Sister Wendy's Odyssey, Matthew Collings's This Is Modern Art, Rolf On Art and the recent "art travelogues" fronted by Dan Cruickshank and Francesco da Mosto – and reflect on the changing approaches that programme-makers have adopted over the years.

 

The series is part of a week of programmes on BBC Four giving viewers a chance to see some of the very best arts programming shown on British TV during the past 50 years.

 

LG



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