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Network TV Week 48

Friday 28 November 2008


BBC ONE Friday 28 November 2008
Doctors
Friday 28 November
1.45-2.15pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/doctors
       

When foetal remains are discovered in the basement of an old house, Lily helps Anne Hedley move on from her guilt and finally separate from her controlling husband, Brian, as the Midlands-based medical drama continues.

 

Elsewhere, Archie has a date with Kirsten and they really hit it off. As he walks Kirsten home, he mulls over how the evening couldn't have gone any better. But, when Kirsten closes her door after kissing Archie goodnight, she kisses a photo of a young man and assures him everything is going to be alright.

 

Melody, meanwhile, is anxious about her RCGP accreditation assessment with Heston, but he doesn't appear to be taking it seriously. She starts to worry that Heston doesn't have enough experience as a GP to help her, but Heston reassures her he won't let her down and she finally relaxes.

 

Later, Vivien decides to talk to Lily about how she is feeling but soon cuts her short when Lily suggests counselling.

 

Lily is played by Seeta Indrani, Anne Hedley by Eileen O'Brien, Brian Hedley by Geoffrey Freshwater, Archie by Matt Kennard, Kirsten by Vanessa Hehir, Melody by Elizabeth Bower, Heston by Owen Brenman and Vivien by Anita Carey.

 

VW

Dani's House – It's Not Easy Being Green Ep 10/13
Friday 28 November
4.35-5.00pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc
 

Dani's House goes green this week as Sam's school project highlights Dani and Toby's reckless use of energy and she challenges the energy-sapping pair to cut their carbon footprint, as the children's comedy continues.

 

The two set out to do their bit to save the planet, unaware of just how tough it will be and of the sacrifices they will have to make along the way – such as not using disposable nappies, watching less TV, making fewer mobile calls and spending less time on the computer.

 

Meanwhile, Max and Ben look to cash in on the other's misery by trading their carbon footprint and devise a fiendish voucher scheme to relieve Toby of his money.

 

The whole household is eventually pushed to the limit when they try to cope without heating and electricity, and all agree to become responsible future users of energy.

 

Dani is played by Dani Harmer, Sam by Klariza Clayton, Max by Sebastian Applewhite, Ben by James Gandhi and Toby by Harry Culverhouse.

 

VT

EastEnders
Friday 28 November
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/eastenders
       

Ricky questions Tony's treatment towards Whitney and threatens to tell Bianca, in the final visit of the week to Albert Square.

 

Heather, meanwhile, tells Phil that Shirley is in love with him, but he refuses to believe it.

 

Ricky is played by Sid Owen, Tony by Chris Coghill, Whitney by Shona McGarty, Bianca by Patsy Palmer, Heather by Cheryl Fergison, Phil by Steve McFadden and Shirley by Linda Henry.

 

JM3

Parents Of The Band Ep 1/6
Friday 28 November
8.30-9.00pm BBC ONE
     

Phil wants to have a say in his son's band (L-R: Eddie (David Barseghian), Granville (Franz Drameh), Phil (Jimmy Nail) and Jack Parker (Peter Losasso)
Phil wants to have a say in his
son's band (L-R: Eddie (David
Barseghian), Granville (Franz
Drameh), Phil (Jimmy Nail) and
Jack Parker (Peter Losasso)

Jimmy Nail makes a welcome return to BBC One and stars as a former Eighties one-hit wonder in Parents Of The Band, a new family drama in which three reluctant rock stars are thwarted by their meddling parents.

 

In today's opening episode, Phil Parker (Nail) takes a huge interest in son Jack's band – much to Jack's dismay. Jack and his friends, Granville and Eddie, however, only formed the band to have a bit of a laugh and maybe attract some attention from the girls. But Phil has other ideas. He may be a cabinet-maker now, but no one can take his silver disc away from him.

 

Phil is later unprepared for Granville and Eddie's parents, pompous lawyer Ashton, Carmen and Sandy being equally passionate about having a say in the future of the band. On the plus side for Phil, Eddie's mum, Sandy is very attractive and he wastes no time in asking her out.

 

Concerned about how Jack is coping since he and Jack's mum, Marketa, separated, Phil decides a bit of quality father-and-son time will do the trick. When he hears Radiohead are playing locally, he asks his ex-roadie and work colleague, Kipper, if he can score some tickets. Kipper promises to sort it, but what Kipper says and what Kipper does are two entirely different things.

 

Parents Of The Band is created by Jimmy Nail and Tarquin Gotch (Still Crazy, Home Alone), and stars Jimmy Nail as Phil Parker, Peter Losasso as Jack, Franz Drameh as Granville, David Barseghian as Eddie, Colin McFarlane as Ashton, Nicola Hughes as Carmen, Niky Wardley as Sandy, Geoff McGivern as Kipper and Nina Young as Marketa.

 

CS

Gavin & Stacey Ep 2/7
Friday 28 November
9.30-10.00pm BBC ONE
       

Nessa (Ruth Jones), Stacey (Joanna Page), Gavin (Mathew Horne) and Smithy (James Corden) adjust to their new lives
Nessa (Ruth Jones), Stacey
(Joanna Page), Gavin (Mathew
Horne) and Smithy (James
Corden) adjust to their new
lives

Devastated by the news he's to become a father, Smithy goes awol, as the critically acclaimed comedy, written by James Corden and Ruth Jones (and previously aired on BBC Three), continues.

 

Gavin, Bryn and Mick finally track him down, but can he be persuaded to do the right thing? Stacey, meanwhile, is shocked to hear of Gwen's new domestic arrangements, as the prospect of living in Essex finally hits her.

 

Smithy is played by James Corden, Gavin by Mathew Horne, Bryn by Rob Brydon, Mick by Larry Lamb, Gwen by Melanie Walters and Stacey by Joanna Page. Ruth Jones and Alison Steadman also star.

 

CS

 

BBC TWO Friday 28 November 2008
The Barristers Ep 3/4
Friday 28 November
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO (Schedule addition Tuesday 4 November)
 

Hundreds of years of court tradition when advocates were independent of the state ended when the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) began employing its own barristers. It means less work and less money for the self-employed briefs who were used to a monopoly – and many believe there's a decline in standards and a risk to justice.

 

The Barristers, a co-production between the BBC and the Open University, continues to give 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.

 

Annie is one of the new CPS-employed barristers and is prosecuting her first murder case in the Old Bailey in this role. In this episode, the cameras go behind the scenes on the murder trial to see her preparation and the effects on the victim's family.

 

The programme also meets Kakoly, who has a pupillage (an apprenticeship in a set of barrister's chambers), but who now has to compete to win tenancy, which will mean she'll have a permanent job as a barrister. Earning less than £10,000 a year, Kakoly is feeling the pinch but still takes on cases without pay for experience. Will her efforts pay off?

 

KH



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