|BBC ONE Friday 14 November 2008|
A young man is concerned that his claustrophobia is ruining his relationship and decides to confront his fears, in the final visit of the week to the Midlands-based health centre. But Heston misdiagnoses the man's condition and he and Julia clash when the patient later returns, trapped inside a robot on his way to a sci-fi convention. Heston is forced to realise that his lack of experience in general practice could have had dangerous consequences.
Michelle, meanwhile, asks Ruth not to tell anyone about her dark secret concerning Adam. But Ruth strangely won't let the subject drop.
Elsewhere, things start to look up between Lily and Julia as Julia is impressed by Lily's timely paperwork, while Vivien admits to Jimmi that she is terrified about the impending trial.
Heston is played by Owen Brenman, Julia by Diane Keen, Michelle by Donnaleigh Bailey, Ruth by Selina Chilton, Lily by Seeta Indrani, Jimmi by Adrian Lewis Morgan and Vivien by Anita Carey.
Toby's new pet-sitting service is under threat when his snake escapes, as the surreal children's comedy series continues. With Dani's phobia of snakes and Max desperate to fund a record deal for Ben, there's enough screaming in the house to wake an irritable and jet-lagged Aunt Sheila.
Toby is played by Harry Culverhouse, Dani by Dani Harmer, Max by Sebastian Applewhite, Ben by James Gandhi and Aunt Sheila by Fem Belling.
Pudsey is back in town for BBC
Children In Need 2008
Broadcasting live from Television Centre in London, the BBC Children In Need Appeal once again raises the curtain to entertain the nation, bringing viewers a rich offering of stellar entertainment acts – all appearing to raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Host Terry Wogan is joined by Tess Daly and Fearne Cotton for a spectacular night of fun and fundraising.
The seven-hour show features some of the UK's top TV, musical and theatrical personalities and acts, highlights of which include performances from Take That, Girls Aloud, Leon Jackson, Boyzone, Escala, Stereophonics, John Barrowman, Il Divo and Jason Donovan.
A special edition of Strictly Come Dancing sees the presenters team up with professional dancers for a live dance-off – and there are some surprise judges, too.
There is a Children In Need-themed scene from Ashes To Ashes, a musical extravaganza from Albert Square, featuring the cast of EastEnders, and a special edition of Junior Masterchef.
Appeal messages feature throughout the night from a host of celebrities, including Stevie Wonder, Jack Black and The Osbournes. And, of course, there is the annual, live performance by the BBC newsreaders.
The programme also features broadcasts from around the UK, as BBC presenters join their local communities to catch up with some energetic and creative fundraising exploits.
This year, the fundraising theme is Do Something Different, and all those who step up to the challenge, or pick up the phone to pledge money for the BBC Children In Need Appeal, will be part of a huge community of supporters that make a massive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. To get involved, viewers can check out the website at bbc.co.uk/pudsey.
Last year's BBC Children In Need television broadcast raised over £19m on the night, and the overall appeal eventually topped £37m.
|BBC TWO Friday 14 November 2008|
| The Barristers Ep 1/4
Friday 14 November
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO (Schedule addition Thursday 30 October)
The Bar is one of the most powerful professions in the country – it produces prime ministers, millionaires and the judges who shape our law. It's a glamorous world which attracts thousands of would-be barristers every year, but just one in five students will ever get to present a case in court – only the brightest and the very best survive.
Years in the making, The Barristers, a co-production between the BBC and The Open University, gives an honest and intimate insight into all aspects of court life – from the young people aspiring to join the profession, up to the most senior QCs and judges.
Episode one meets Catherine, Iqbal, Anna and Jo, who are among the students striving to join the Bar. As part of their training, Iqbal and Jo face each other in a Moot competition, presenting opposing arguments in front of hundreds of legal high-flyers in the imposing Middle Temple hall. Their training is intense, and they face mounting debts as well as fierce competition to get a pupillage; the next step to becoming a barrister. With interviews hard to secure, rejections mounting up and their results imminent, all of the students are feeling the pressure.
Richard, meanwhile, is a barrister working in Birmingham who is prosecuting a case in the Birmingham race riot trials. Despite the banter with the defence barrister in the robing rooms, it's down to business in court – but does Richard get the result he wants?
Unprecedented access was granted to the series' award-winning film crew from BBC Bristol, giving viewers a unique chance to see the real stories of court life.
|BBC FOUR Friday 14 November 2008
| Paul Weller Session
Friday 14 November
10.30-11.30pm BBC FOUR (Schedule addition 22 October)
In the year of his 50th birthday, Paul Weller is one of Britain's most respected and well-loved musicians. He was the leader and creator behind the formation of two highly successful bands in The Jam and The Style Council and, since 1990, has had a highly successful solo career.
In this exclusive BBC Four session filmed at BBC Television Centre, Weller performs numbers from his most recent, ambitious, double album, 22 Dreams, which was not only a No. 1 but also widely acclaimed as one of his best solo albums. His set also includes classics from throughout his solo career, including From The Floorboards Up and Peacock Suit, alongside a couple of stunning songs from The Jam years.
Paul performs with his five-piece band, including regular guitarist Steve Craddock. He is joined on some numbers by The Wired Strings and a brass section.
Special guests include Oasis guitarist Gem Archer on recent single Echoes Round The Sun and brilliant English fiddle player Eliza Carthy, who joins him on a version of Wild Wood and, from the 22 Dreams album, Where'er You Go. Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon guests on Black River.