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Network TV Week 43

Friday 24 October 2008

BBC ONE Friday 24 October 2008
Friday 24 October
1.45-2.15pm BBC ONE

Heston visits the Campus for the first time and makes it clear that he has no sympathy for students, in the final episode of the week for the Midlands-set medical drama. He questions whether a patient, who is studying The Great Gatsby, is really ill.


When the young man later returns with a sore neck and eyes, Michelle suspects meningitis, but discovers she has been set up. Heston asked the boy to do it to wind her up in return for some help with work on his project.


After speaking to Ruth about Mike, Michelle starts to realise he might not be the one for her. Ruth asks Michelle if Mike might be feeling the same, admitting that he flirted with her. Although she is angry, Michelle says she's grateful to Ruth for telling her.


Heston is played by Owen Brenman, Michelle by Donnaleigh Bailey, Ruth by Selina Chilton and Mike by James Carlton.



Friday 24 October
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Zainab tries to swallow her pride and be true to herself and others in the final visit of the week to Albert Square.


Meanwhile, Max finds out about Tanya and Jack's planned move to France and will Phil considers moving in with Suzy.


Zainab is played by Nina Wadia, Max by Jake Wood, Tanya by Jo Joyner, Jack by Scott Maslen, Phil by Steve McFadden and Suzy by Maggie O'Neill.




BBC TWO Friday 24 October 2008
The American Future – A History:
American Fervour
Ep 3/4
Friday 24 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO

Shot against the backdrop of the presidential campaign, Simon Schama travels through America to dig deep into the conflicts of its history to try to understand what is at stake right now.


In American Fervour, Simon explores the ways in which faith has shaped American political life. His starting point is a remarkable fact about the coming election: for the first time in a generation it's the Democrats who claim to be the party of God. It's Barack Obama, not John McCain, who has been talking about his faith.


The British view of American religion has long been in terms of it being a largely conservative force, yet Simon shows how, throughout American history, it has played a crucial role in the fight for freedom.


Faith helped create America. It was the search for religious freedom that led thousands to make the dangerous journey to the colonies in the 1600s. After American independence, that religious freedom was enshrined in the constitution – the first country in the world to do so. Simon also looks at the remarkable role the black church has played, first in the liberation of the slaves in the 1800s, and again in the civil rights movement of the Sixties – neither would have happened without it. It's this very church that has been the inspiration for Barack Obama, who traces the roots of his political inspiration to his faith.




BBC FOUR Friday 24 October 2008
Classical Legends – Evgeny Kissin: The Gift Of Music
Friday 24 October
7.30-8.30pm BBC FOUR

BBC Four's series of intimate films about great classical artists by Christopher Nupen continues with a profile of Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin at the height of his dazzling international career.


Born in Moscow in 1971, Kissin's rise to fame has seldom been equalled in the classical music world. He started to play the piano as soon as he was tall enough to reach the keyboard at the age of two.


It soon became clear that his exceptional gift for music reached far beyond what is generally though of as precocity. At the age of six, his parents took him to a specialist music school in Moscow, where he met Anna Pavlovna Kantor, who was to have a profound effect on his development.


The film shows Kissin in preparation, interview, rehearsal and performance with several dazzling performances shot live on stage. It contains footage from his memorable BBC Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1997, the first solo recital in the history of the Proms.


The music is by Liszt, Gluck, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin, the composer for whom Kissin feels the closest affinity, as well as Kissin himself.





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