|BBC ONE Monday 3 November 2008|
Ruth wakes in Daniel's arms at Lily's, as the Midlands-based medical drama kicks off for another week. As she sneaks out, she suffers an awkward encounter with Lily on the landing. Ruth later tries to give Michelle all the gory details about her night with Daniel, but Michelle is frosty with her.
Later, Michelle fills Vivien in on the gossip from the party and also tells her that Heston has been seen with a rent boy. In the midst of this, Vivien has to take a call to see if she wants to pre-visit the court room. Heston cheerfully pops by to say how splendidly the new system is working out, and Vivien can't hold back. Heston is amazed by her burst of anger and tells Vivien that her gossip is ill-informed – he says perhaps someone saw him with Andy, a young offender that he is mentoring. Unable to cope with the strain of everything, Vivien breaks down.
Michelle later apologises and tells Heston it was her gossip and that Vivien has a lot on her plate. Heston, in turn, tells Vivien to take some time off.
Elsewhere, Archie helps a struggling comedian and diagnoses a case of chicken pox.
Ruth is played by Selina Chilton, Daniel by Matthew Chambers, Lily by Seeta Indrani, Michelle by Donnaleigh Bailey, Vivien by Anita Carey, Heston by Owen Brenman and Archie by Matt Kennard.
Computer-generated characters Kit and Kaboodle,
Twist and Snout and Ninki and Pip compete
Kerwhizz is a brand-new, pre-school quiz show in which three teams of computer-generated characters compete to answer questions that allow them to add "mods" to their futuristic racing pods which, in turn, can help them to win a race against their opponents.
Visually stunning and packed with gags, Kerwhizz has been designed with the assistance of teachers and a specialist advisor to test the teams and viewers. The children watching are drawn into the action at every step of the game, answering questions, making predictions about the race and advising contestants when to use their "pod mods".
The races take place in any of 26 different worlds, which reflect a range of environments from the astronomical to the historical. The three teams of two are named Kit and Kaboodle, Twist and Snout and Ninki and Pip.
Today's opener introduces all the characters to viewers and sees the teams compete to race through Vegetable Valley Alley.
Firing the questions and commentating on the race is the Kerwhizzitor, played by 15-year-old Jacob. A live audience adds to the excitement by cheering on their favourite contestants.
The multi-platform show can be played interactively and online. The online game reflects the show, with brand-new questions and specially created races for users to enjoy. There is also a radio show, which is podcasted on the website, joining the growing number of increasingly popular CBeebies podcasts available at bbc.co.uk/cbeebies. It is also the first in house CBeebies show to be filmed in high definition.
Kerwhizz is made by CBeebies Production in collaboration with UK animation company Blue Zoo.
As Trueman begins to take over the world's population through their star signs, Clyde takes a big gamble to help Sarah Jane, Luke and Rani into the astrologer's inner circle, as the children's drama series, produced by Russell T Davies, continues.
But when Sarah Jane's plan to defeat Trueman fails, who will be Earth's last hope to overcome the Ancient Lights?
Tanya confesses that Jack was not with her the night of the accident, in tonight's first visit of the week to Albert Square.
Stacey, meanwhile, tells Callum that she no longer wants to see him, and Ian has a change of heart about Jane's comedy routine.
Tanya is played by Jo Joyner, Jack by Scott Maslen, Stacey by Lacey Turner, Callum by Elliott Jordan, Ian by Adam Woodyatt and Jane by Laurie Brett.
|BBC TWO Monday 3 November 2008|
Prescott – The Class System And Me Ep 2/2
Monday 3 November
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO
Schedule addition (Thursday 23 October)
Former cruise ship steward and former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott and his wife, Pauline, continue their personal exploration and journey through the British Class system, in the conclusion of this two-part series.
This time round, John comes face to face with some of the new classes that have shaken things up in British society and is forced to question whether "celebrity", the super rich and the benefits class have changed the landscape of class as he knows it.
John begins by laying out his theory on class and education and visits a sink estate comprehensive in special measures, and Rugby – the exclusive public school. On a personal note, viewers hear how his time at Ruskin College was pivotal in turning his own life around – from being a silver service waiter in the merchant navy to becoming an MP and, eventually, the Deputy Prime Minister.
John begins to understand it is not as straightforward as the traditional tiers of upper, middle and working class anymore, as he meets the new emerging classes. From middle Englanders to families stuck in the benefits trap, John's eyes are opened to the intricacies of the modern class system. A night out with Jodie Marsh, meanwhile, introduces him to the celebrity class, and a brush with super-rich Surinder Arora – who has worked his way from rags to riches – suggests that class might not matter after all if you're prepared to work hard enough.
Prescott – The Class System And Me also contains autobiographical material – some illustrated – with previously unaired personal family archive dating from the Fifties.
|BBC FOUR Monday 3 November 2008|
Professor David Reynolds
explores the bitter endgame
of the "Great War"
This documentary film looks beyond the sombre clichés of Remembrance Day to uncover the unexpected, and often tragically absurd, story of what really happened between the German request for ceasefire in early October 1918 and the Armistice on 11 November.
Professor David Reynolds unravels a story of wounded egos, political scheming and brinkmanship behind the lines, as statesmen and generals haggled over the terms of peace, while, at the front, the soldiers fought on. In a journey that takes him through command centres and battlefields, he explores why half a million men were killed or wounded in the bitter endgame of the "Great War".
During these critical five weeks Germany fell apart in revolution, leaving it unable to resist the Allies' terms. Little wonder that, for many Germans, the new order was a betrayal of all they had fought for.
November 11 was not a peace, but a prelude to a century-long struggle for mastery of Europe. Reynolds argues that the frenetic politicking and the brutality of the fighting in the last five weeks sowed the seeds of the even bloodier Second World War just 20 years later.
Reynolds is the Professor of International History at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Christ's College. He is currently presenting America, Empire Of History, an epic BBC Radio 4 series on the history of the Unites States. Armistice follows Professor Reynolds's acclaimed series Summits, broadcast earlier this year on BBC Four.
This programme is part of 1918-2008 – Ninety Years Of Remembrance, a special season of programmes on the BBC marking the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Building on over 10 years of excellence, Storyville – BBC Four's multi-award-winning flagship international documentary strand – continues this week with Operation Iraqi Filmmaker.
In the wake of "Operation Iraqi Freedom", American actor Liev Schreiber had an idealistic notion: to rescue an Iraqi film student from the rubble of his country and bring him to the West to intern on a Hollywood movie, Everything Is Illuminated.
It promised to be a heart-warming tale, a small victory out of the troubled mission of the US war in Iraq. But, as in the war itself, "good" intentions yielded unintended consequences and even this operation doesn't go according to plan.
Director Nina Davenport documents Schreiber's charitable effort and soon finds herself embroiled in a complex moral quagmire as tensions mount on set. Operation Iraqi Filmmaker is an engaging, sometimes comical political parable, taking viewers on a riveting ride from Baghdad to Hollywood.
|CBBC Monday 3 November 2008|
| The Pinky & Perky Show – Harry Trotter Ep 1/20
Monday 3 to Friday 7 November
Perky hogs the headlines as
the children's favourite returns
Superstar swines Pinky and Perky are set to hog the headlines once again as they return to TV screens after a 25-year absence, with a brand-new series. Loud, silly and extremely funny, the computer-generated animation series sees the popular piglets hamming it up for a whole new generation of fans.
Pinky and Perky are a pair of lovable piglets who have just been given their big break in television – their own live TV show full of crazy stunts, wild games, anarchic cartoons and top celebrity guests. Their show is loud, messy and frequently out of control, which makes it a huge hit with the kids at home and very unpopular with some of the grown-ups at the TV station – especially Vera Vixen, co-presenter of the daytime show Morning, Morning, Morning.
She is determined to get rid of those pesky piglets and has a thousand cunning plots and plans to get them thrown off television for ever. The show must go on, but can Pinky and Perky work together to save the day? One thing's for sure, life is never easy when you're a classic comedy double act and also a twin brother!
Just like humans, the pigs love celebrity and have a dazzling array of the biggest names from the world of showbiz and sport on their show. Whether dealing with demanding superstars, mutant gunge or a real phantom on their Halloween special, the hammy heroes always manage to bounce back from the brink of an on-air disaster – with a healthy dose of sibling rivalry along the way.
In today's opener, Pinky is bursting with excitement at the thought of meeting his idol, boy wizard Harry Trotter. But, when Harry arrives at the studio, he no longer wants to be seen as a child magician and wants to be taken seriously as an actor instead. However, Pinky is convinced that Harry is a real wizard who can teach him magic.
A team of highly talented performers, writers and composers brings The Pinky & Perky Show to life, including: voiceover artists Kevin Bishop, Ella Kenion and Nicky Wardley; former Heaven 17 frontman Glenn Gregory (co-composer); and award-winning writers Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina.