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Network TV Week 48

Tuesday 25 November 2008


BBC ONE Tuesday 25 November 2008
Doctors
Tuesday 25 November
1.45-2.15pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/doctors
       

When a café owner asks a breast-feeding mother to leave, it's the icing on the cake for his neglected, pregnant wife, in today's visit to the Midlands-based medical drama. A group of women decide to join forces in an attempt to make him change, and George helps him realise that raising a child is a joint effort.

 

Meanwhile, Michelle and Ruth decide to go on holiday but are finding everything too expensive. Heston, however, offers them the run of his place in Tuscany – which they eventually accept.

 

Elsewhere, Melody and Archie are both at the Campus and Melody decides it's time to clear the air between them. Archie thinks she's going to tell him she still loves him so he cuts her short, explaining he's moved on, but Melody explains that she only wants them to be friends. However, jealousy sets in when Archie gets a surprise visit from Kirsten, the postgraduate he met at the eco fair.

 

George is played by Stirling Gallacher, Michelle by Donnaleigh Bailey, Ruth by Selina Chilton, Heston by Owen Brenman, Melody by Elizabeth Bower, Archie by Matt Kennard and Kirsten by Vanessa Hehir.

 

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EastEnders
Tuesday 25 November
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/eastenders
       

Max is out of hospital and asks a hesitant Dot for her support with looking after the kids, in tonight's visit to Walford.

 

Meanwhile, Suzy is keen to buy a dog and goes ahead without consulting Phil and Ben.

 

Max is played by Jake Wood, Dot by June Brown, Suzy by Maggie O'Neill, Phil by Steve McFadden and Ben by Charlie Jones.

 

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Holby City
Tuesday 25 November
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE
www.bbc.co.uk/holbycity
       

Faye and Joseph's relationship takes a turn for the worse, in tonight's episode of the medical drama. Faye takes some time out, while Joseph seeks solace in a bottle. The next morning, Joseph wakes up with a hangover and calls out for Faye – but sees Jac standing in his room, naked but for a towel.

 

Meanwhile, Maddy is out to impress after she was turned down for the job on Keller Ward. She pushes herself to the limit of her abilities, however, when three children are brought in following a road accident.

 

Elsewhere, Maria gets a call from Aaron, who is about to leave for a few weeks' work in Barcelona. Maria is upset as she won't get a chance to say goodbye. Donna offers to cover for her, but then lets Maria down in order to help Elliot in theatre.

 

Faye is played by Patsy Kensit, Joseph by Luke Roberts, Jac by Rosie Marcel, Maddy by Nadine Lewington, Maria by Phoebe Thomas, Aaron by Barnaby Kay, Donna by Jaye Jacobs and Elliot by Paul Bradley.

 

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BBC TWO Tuesday 25 November 2008
Horizon – Jimmy's GM Food Fight
Tuesday 25 November
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO
       

Jimmy Doherty is on a mission to discover whether GM food is the answer to the world's food problems
Jimmy Doherty is on a mission
to discover whether GM food is
the answer to the world's food
problems

Is GM food the answer to the world's foods problems? Or is it a Frankenstein science which will contaminate the world's ecosystems and boost profits for a handful of multinational corporations? Jimmy Doherty, scientist and farmer, embarks on a mission to find out for BBC Two's Horizon.

 

Last year, Jimmy's own pig farm was home to nearly 1,000 pigs – but, earlier this year, there were barely 200. Why? Because, he says, the rising cost of grain meant he couldn't afford to feed them any more.

 

From the Sixties to mid-Eighties, the world saw the greatest expansion of food in its history. It is said the green revolution saved a billion people from starvation. But the world's population is still increasing, and conservative estimates suggest productivity needs to be doubled in the next 50 years to feed everyone.

 

Jimmy discovers how the UK has become virtually a GM-free zone because of the strength of protests against the technology. He visits research labs to find out more, creates his own GM barley and sees deep purple tomatoes genetically modified to be rich in antioxidants traditionally found in berries.

 

He travels to Argentina and the USA, who are embracing the GM revolution. In the USA, Americans have been eating GM corn and Soya for over 10 years – with no apparent ill effects. And, in Argentina, he sees thousands of hectares of GM Soya beans which helped save the country from economic crisis in the Nineties. But he also discovers the environmental impact of the GM revolution there.

 

In large parts of the developing world, getting enough to eat is an everyday struggle and 800 million people are permanently malnourished (Source: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation 2006). So Jimmy travels to one of the wealthier countries in Africa – Uganda. Here, he hears how whole crops of bananas are being devastated by Black Sigatoka disease. Are genetically modified bananas the answer to save the fruit from destruction?

 

The debate over GM food has been raging for over a decade and Jimmy wants to find out where the truth lies. Is GM a good thing? Or should it be banned from farms and plates?

 

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