|BBC ONE Friday 10 October 2008|
A student goes on a hunger strike in protest against Letherbridge University and Daniel helps her see sense, as the Midlands medical drama continues.
George is upset about Nick and also worried about Vivien. She suggests to Julia that they do something for Vivien so she knows they are all thinking of her. After coming up with the idea of getting her something for her garden, Michelle goes to buy the gift.
Eva takes some pictures of the guns that Jack has in the back room of the pub. Ronnie arrives for a meeting with Jack and when he leaves, Eva follows him to his car and asks him to take the pictures to the police station. Reluctant to get involved, Ronnie is even more shocked when Eva grabs him and kisses him. She has seen Callum watching them and tells him and Jack that she has started seeing Ronnie.
Daniel is played by Matthew Chambers, George by Stirling Gallacher, Vivien by Anita Carey, Julia by Diane Keen, Michelle by Donnaleigh Bailey, Eva by Angela Lonsdale, Jack is played by guest star James Gadas, Ronnie by Sean Gleeson and Callum by guest star Philip Correia.
– Luck Ep 3/13
Friday 10 October
4.35-5.00pm BBC ONE
EastEnders and Strictly Come Dancing star Matt Di Angelo guest stars in this week's episode of the comedy series created especially for Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer. The aspiring actress has lost her lucky socks and is desperate to find them before her next audition.
To make things worse, annoying little brother Max seems to be having plenty of luck of his own. He's on a competition-winning streak with a plethora of useless prizes being delivered to the door via a rather familiar delivery man.
Dani is played by Dani Harmer, Max by Sebastian Applewhite, Ben by James Gandhi, Toby by Harry Culverhouse, Sam by Klarizia Clayton and the delivery man by guest star Matt Di Angelo.
Bianca (Patsy Palmer) prepares
for her holiday
Whitney and Bianca prepare to go on holiday, in the final visit of the week to Albert Square.
Jay turns up at the Vic with his bag. But will Billy let him stay?
Garry opens his heart to Dawn and asks her to come and live with him.
Whitney is played by Shona McGarty, Bianca by Patsy Palmer, Jay by Jaime Borthwick, Garry by Ricky Groves and Dawn by Kara Tointon.
|BBC TWO Friday 10 October 2008|
| The American Future – A History: American Plenty
Friday 10 October 2008
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO
(Schedule amendment Friday 26 September)
Shot against the backdrop of the presidential campaign, Simon Schama travels through America to dig deep into the conflicts of its history to understand what is at stake right now.
In the first episode, American Plenty, Simon explores how American optimism about the infinite possibilities of its land and resources is in danger of coming to a grinding halt. Nowhere is this more evident than the American West, which has always been a symbol of opportunity and freedom. Oil at $4 a gallon may be dominating the headlines, but here it's the lack of water that's an even bigger threat to the American future. The West is in the grip of a nine-year drought.
America's optimism about its natural resources has always been spiced with clashes over conservation, going back to the first man to navigate the Colorado River, John Wesley Powell. American ingenuity made farming on an industrial scale possible in the early years of the 20th century but at the cost of making Oklahoma a dustbowl. The building of the Hoover Dam, a modern American miracle, which provided essential irrigation for farming and for the new city of Las Vegas, now no longer supplies enough water for both.
In 1980, Ronald Reagan's optimism about American plenty defeated Jimmy Carter's campaign for self-restraint but, in this coming election, neither candidate can ignore the challenges facing America as it enters an era of limits.
Please note: These details replace those previously billed in Week 41 Programme Information.
|BBC FOUR Friday 10 October 2008|
| Classical Legends –
Itzhak Perlman: Virtuoso Violinist Ep 3/8
Friday 10 October
7.30-8.30pm BBC Four
(Schedule addition Monday 22 September)
The third in BBC Four's series of pioneering and close-up films by Christopher Nupen about classical legends offers an intimate account of the formative years of violinist Itzhak Perlman.
Shot over a period of three years, the film shows how Perlman fell in love with the sounds of the violin at the age of three-and-a-half, but contracted polio a few months later and was told as a result that he would never be able to pursue a high-level career as a violinist.
Not only has he succeeded in doing what was considered impossible, but he achieved it on a level that few have matched. It is a heartening story of the triumph of talent, determination, character and tenacity over seemingly insurmountable odds, producing glorious results along the way.
Further films in the series, broadcast on Fridays, take an intimate look at the lives and careers of Vladimir Ashkenazy; Evgeny Kissin; Nathan Milstein, and Amman-born Karim Said, a protégé of Daniel Barenboim.
Nupen's pioneering film-making was largely enabled by the invention of a new camera, which allowed him to follow musicians in intimate scenes which were previously not possible. "Film became capable of remembering performers in a new way," Nupen explains.
Through strong personal relationships with his subjects, and by spending considerable time with them, he created a new version of the music documentary genre.
Oxford philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin said some of Nupen's films were: "At just about the highest level which television is capable of reaching."