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Saturday 24 November



Formula 1: Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying

Jake Humphrey is joined by David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit as another extraordinary Formula 1 season draws to its conclusion.

Twelve months ago, reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel proved his class by breaking Nigel Mansell’s record of pole positions in a single campaign. The German edged out Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber by just 0.181 seconds to claim a 15th pole of the season.

Strictly Come Dancing

Following the spectacular Wembley extravaganza, Strictly waltzes back home to Television Centre this week. It’s ballroom business as usual for Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, who introduce the next round of the competition.

With just a few more weeks left of the competition, the eight remaining couples have to go all out to impress judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood, with their ballroom and Latin skills.

Once each couple has performed, the voting lines will open and it will be up to the public to decide which two couples must face each other, and the judges, to dance for their survival in Sunday’s Results show.


When Merlin agrees to help a young Druid boy, Daegal, he has no choice but to leave Camelot on a dangerous mission.

And with the citadel distracted by the visit of the fearsome Sarrum of Amata, it seems that no one will notice his absence. But as the sky darkens so do Merlin's suspicions - is there more to Daegal than meets the eye? And can a man as ruthless as the Sarrum ever really be trusted? Before long, the young warlock realises he's made a terrible mistake.

Colin Morgan is Merlin, Bradley James is Arthur, Angel Coulby is Gwen, Katie McGrath is Morgana, Richard Wilson is Gaius and John Hurt is the voice of the Great Dragon. Tom Hopper, Rupert Young, Eoin Macken return as The Knights of the Round Table. Special guest stars include John Shrapnel as Sarrum, Matthew Clancy as Albin, Alfie Stewart as Daegal, and Mitch Benn as Gerrin.

Casualty: Sixteen Candles

An intruder brings a teenager’s birthday to an abrupt end, sending a patient from Tess's past back to the ED - and a woman collapses in shock after finding out she’s the heir to her estranged aunt’s fortune, as the long-running medical drama continues.

As Caitlin enjoys her 16th birthday the celebrations are brought to a sudden end when her mother Becky stumbles upon an intruder. Attacking him in self-defence, Becky is badly burnt and the mysterious intruder lies unconscious on the floor.

Arriving in the ED, the father John recognises Tess and, as he struggles with a secret that threatens to tear his family apart, he confides in her. Seeing Tess struggle under the weight of what she knows, Fletch goes the extra mile to bring the family together again.

Sam and Lloyd treat the intruder, but soon discover that their unknown male patient has a past that he doesn’t want revealed to anyone.

Elsewhere in Holby, heir hunter Wally tracks down Maggie, who is the reluctant recipient of her aunt’s large will. Shocked by the news, she collapses and is rushed to the ED where her family’s history comes back to haunt her.

Stars: Charles Dale (Big Mac); Oliver Coleman (Tom); Matt Bardock (Jeff); Charlotte Salt (Sam); Will Beck (Dylan); Michael Obiora (Lloyd); Alex Walkinshaw (Fletch); Derek Thompson (Charlie); Sunetra Sarker (Zoe); Tony Marshall (Noel); Suzanne Packer (Tess); Gemma Atkinson (Tamzin Bayle); Jane Hazelgrove (Dixie); Connie Fisher (Amanda); Melanie Gutteridge (Becky); Jordon Stevens (Caitlin); Tom Veasey (Billy); Allyson Ava-Brown (Lizzie); Annette Badland (Maggie); Dan Starkey (Wally); Ryan Early (John) and Michael Camp (Luke)



Rugby Union: Ireland v Argentina

John Inverdale is joined by Keith Wood and Jeremy Guscott for live coverage as Ireland take on Argentina at the Aviva Stadium.

The Irish are currently enjoying a two-match winning run against Argentina, since the Pumas ended Ireland’s 2007 World Cup dreams in Paris at the group stage.

Both of those subsequent Irish victories have come in front of their passionate home fans - the most recent being a 29-9 victory in November 2010, with Jonathan Sexton’s boot contributing 17 points to add to tries from Stephen Ferris and Gordon D’Arcy. In total, Ireland have hosted Argentina on six previous occasions and have never lost to them on home soil. The Pumas, who went on to finish third in the 2007 World Cup, are always a physical threat and should pose a difficult hurdle for Declan Kidney’s men to negotiate.

Commentary comes from Andrew Cotter and Phillip Matthews.

Rugby Union - Wales v New Zealand

John Inverdale is joined by studio guests Adam Jones and Jeremy Guscott for live coverage of Wales against New Zealand from the Millennium Stadium.

Wales have beaten World Cup winners New Zealand just three times in 28 previous attempts. It will be 59 years this December since they last enjoyed that winning feeling against the All Blacks, a 13-8 victory in Cardiff.

The two countries last met in November 2010, with New Zealand emerging 37-25 winners at the Millennium Stadium. Hosea Gear scored two of the All Blacks’ five tries that day. However, it was Kiwi fly-half Dan Carter who stole the show: his 12-point haul was enough for him to become the leading points scorer in Test rugby. Lee Byrne scored Wales’ solitary try, although the boot of Stephen Jones kept Warren Gatland’s men in close contention throughout against the country of the head coach’s birth.

Commentary comes from Eddie Butler and Jonathan Davies.



Rugby Union Highlights - England v South Africa

Jason Mohammad presents highlights of England’s clash with South Africa, while Lawrence Dallaglio casts his expert eye on proceedings.

The two nations are meeting for a fourth time this calendar year, following England’s three Test series with the Springboks in South Africa in June. Stuart Lancaster’s young charges went into the final game of that series 2-0 down, but will take some heart from drawing the last Test in Port Elizabeth 14-14. An early Toby Flood penalty and a Danny Care try gave England an early advantage, but in the end they had to settle for a draw, and in doing so ended a nine-match losing streak against the Springboks, the side who beat them in the 2007 World Cup final.

Commentary comes from Alistair Bruce Ball and Brian Moore.



The Killing

Following the dramatic murder of public prosecutor Peter Schultz, it becomes clear that Emilie Zeuthen's kidnapper will stop at nothing to recover his debt.

But police remain clueless about the perpetrator's motives. Sarah Lund and Mathias Borch try to cooperate on the case, while Lund makes a surprise reconciliatory visit to her son Mark. The Prime Minister's team try to limit his public involvement in the affair of the kidnapping, but yet more troubling information emerges which will make it difficult to focus on the election campaign.

Cast include Sofie Gråbøl as Sarah Lund, Nikolaj Lie Kaas as Mathias Borch and Morten Suurballe Lennart Brix

In Danish with English subtitles.

The Killing

Another failed attempt to capture their man leaves Borch and Lund with a dilemma.

Should they obey the perpetrator's instructions, or take action in spite of his directives, thereby risking Emilie's life? Further links to an old unresolved police case continue to emerge, shedding new light on the investigation while marring the Prime Minister's political life.

Cast include Sofie Gråbøl as Sarah Lund, Nikolaj Lie Kaas as Mathias Borch and Morten Suurballe Lennart Brix

In Danish with English subtitles.

Sunday 25 November



Formula 1: Brazilian Grand Prix

Jake Humphrey presents live coverage from Sao Paulo’s 15-turn Interlagos circuit, as the battle begins for the final chequered flag of the 2012 season.

The race has seen some epic contests in recent years, with the 2007, 2008 and 2009 drivers’ titles all settled at the famous venue, and there are always thrills and spills along the way. 2012 world champion Sebastian Vettel struggled with gearbox problems last year and the pole-sitter subsequently allowed team-mate Mark Webber to pass him, allowing the Australian to win his first race since Hungary in 2010. Jenson Button finally overcame Fernando Alonso in their tussle for third place with 10 laps to go to complete the podium. David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan are on hand to offer their expert analysis on the race.

Strictly Come Dancing: The Results

It’s time to say hello to Strictly Come Dancing: The Results, and goodbye to one of the couples, as Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly send one dancing star on their way.

The judges' scores and viewers' votes have be totted up to reveal which of the eight remaining couples are in the bottom two, and will and have to dance for survival. The decision rests with the judges – who will they save, and who will leave the Strictly ballroom forever?

Among all the stress and spray tans, the Strictly professionals take to the floor with dance troupe Flawless for an incredible routine, and Irish rockers The Script perform.

The Secret Of Crickley Hall

Joe Ahearne's chilling drama continues on BBC One.


Following continued disturbances at Crickley Hall, Eve goes in search of answers. She speaks to the Vicar, Percy and finally to (retired) psychic Lili Peel. Lili is reticent at first to return to Crickley Hall, having had previous unsettling experiences there, but Eve manages to persuade her and Lili holds a séance.

Meanwhile, Gabe finds Cribben’s punishment book hidden in the cupboard by the stairs and is appalled by what he discovers. He pays his own visit to the Vicar, who puts him in touch with Gordon Pyke, a parapsychologist who has a history with the house and will be able to prove to Eve that there are no such thing as ghosts…


Percy is sent off to war while Nancy continues to investigate goings on at Crickley. She travels to London to find out more information about the mysterious Augustus Cribben. She finds out about his punishment book, and comes up with an idea on how to retrieve this. Things don’t go to plan and Nancy discovers even more disturbing goings on…

In 2012 Eve is played by Suranne Jones, Percy by David Warner, Lili Peel by Susan Lynch, Gabe by Tom Ellis, and Gordon Pyke by Donald Sumpter.

In 1943 Percy is played by Iain De Caestecker, Nancy by Olivia Cooke, and Cribben by Douglas Henshall.



Return To Forgotten Britain

At the turn of the millennium, renowned BBC foreign correspondent Fergal Keane took a journey closer to home. As many in Blair’s Britain were beginning to enjoy the longest boom in British history, Fergal travelled across the UK to meet people for whom this time of hope seemed just a distant dream.

His journey sparked the critically acclaimed documentary series Forgotten Britain, introducing viewers to places seemingly forgotten in the new age of prosperity. From the wilds of Cornwall to Glasgow’s shipyards, from a Leeds housing estate to the mountains of North Wales, Fergal found hard-pressed communities where people were struggling to cope in the face of adversity.

Twelve years on, with Britain battling to get out of a deep recession, Fergal is retracing his steps for Return To Forgotten Britain, to find out what happened to the inspiring families he met then, and how they are managing today.

For episode one of this moving and uplifting two-part documentary series, Fergal returns to Cornwall to visit the Baileys. In 2000, viewers witnessed tenant farmers Ben and Jackie tearfully selling their dairy herd as farming faced its biggest crisis in half a century and the couple’s debts spiralled. Despite their situation, this engaging couple were determined to fight back. Twelve years on, with beef farmers now struggling in the face of the TB scare, will Fergal find that fortune has favoured the brave?

Fergal also returns to Cwmpenanner in north Wales, the home of a Welsh-speaking farming community, proud of its identity. Fergal is re-united with Gwlithyn Roberts, who was battling loneliness and depression, but determined to make the best of life for her family, as husband Arwyn worked impossible hours in the aftermath of the BSE crisis. At the time Gwlithyn described their situation as ‘a big black hole’. As Fergal visits their sheep farm once more, with farming becoming an ever smaller sector of the economy, he wants to find out whether the stoic yet warm woman and her young family survived their struggle.

Presenter - Fergal Keane; series producer and director - Alice Perman; executive producer - Sam Collyns



Give Us The Money

Give Us The Money takes an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at 30 years of Bob Geldof and Bono’s campaign against poverty.

Their work has made them icons of aid, and even garnered them Nobel Peace Prize nominations, but what impact has it really had on Africa? Through archive footage and candid new interviews with key players, including Bob Geldof, Bono and Bill Gates, the film re-examines three decades of unprecedented campaigns, and scrutinises the effectiveness of celebrity-led activism.

Nearly 30 years ago, two young pop singers set out to challenge the world. Their aim: to use their celebrity status to end poverty in Africa. After Bob Geldof instigated a chart-topping charity single and staged one of the biggest rock concerts ever seen, Bono and Geldof joined forces and went on to build a multi-million-dollar lobbying organisation. Along the way, they hijacked the Brits, enlisted IT billionaires, fashion models and academics, won over the wiliest of politicians, lobbied world leaders and put the politics of poverty firmly on the international agenda. They raised vast sums for charity and persuaded western powers to dramatically reduce third world debt.

But did they really help make poverty history in Africa? What impact has their work really had on economic growth and poverty reduction? And if they haven't made poverty history, has their campaign at least been responsible for a big step forward?

A BBC Storyville film, produced in partnership with The Open University, Give Us The Money will screen as part of Why Poverty? – when the BBC and the OU, in conjunction with more than 70 broadcasters around the world, will host a debate about contemporary poverty.

Monday 26 November




Joey manages to free himself from the wreckage, but as he desperately tries to wake Lauren, his fear turns to panic as flames appear from beneath the bonnet.

Encouraged by Max, Tanya tries to make amends with her mother but she is shocked when Cora lashes out.

Cora is played by Ann Mitchell, Tanya by Jo Joyner, Max by Jake Wood, Joey by David Witts, and Lauren is played by Jacqueline Jossa.



The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler

The concluding episode in this three-part series reveals how Hitler tried to maintain his charismatic appeal in his final years, as the bond between the German people and their Fuehrer was tested as never before.

In the 1930s, Adolf Hitler made ambitious boasts about what lay ahead for the German nation and how the Reich would last for golden millennia. A few years later, it seemed to millions of Germans that Hitler had indeed created a future that belonged to them. In pursuit of his racist vision, Hitler had led the German army into a series of victories but, as the war progressed, the successes stopped coming. Faith in Hitler’s charismatic appeal, once so strong, became fractured, and yet Hitler still managed to cling to power until the Red Army were just yards away from his bunker in Berlin.

The series is written and produced by Laurence Rees, who won a Bafta for his 1997 series Nazis: A Warning From History, and a Grierson award for his 2005 series Auschwitz: The Nazis And The ‘Final Solution’. The series historical consultant is Professor Sir Ian Kershaw, the world's leading academic expert on Adolf Hitler.

With the help of testimony from those who lived through these times, film archive – including rarely seen colour home movies - and specially shot documentary footage, The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler reveals how Hitler managed to turn from a peculiar nobody in 1913 into the Chancellor and Fuehrer of the German people.



Wizards Vs Aliens

In part one of The Fall of the Nekross, Benny launches an attack on the Nekross ship. The schoolboy genius uses all the computers on Earth against the aliens, and the starship Zarantulus is stricken. But soon the plan runs out of control, with terrifying consequences for both wizards and aliens alike.

In The Fall Of The Nekross, Part Two, time is running out for the Nekross, while on Earth, the wizards fall apart - Ursula plans radical action against Benny, while Tom realises that the solution might lie with the ancient and mysterious Stones of Burnt Hill. But if helping Benny means saving his enemy, what choice will Tom make?

Written by Gareth Roberts and directed by Joss Agnew



Let's Play

Sid Sloane and Rebecca Wheatley dress up as mountain climbers, deep-sea divers and kings and queens when Let’s Play, the brand new series which delves into the dressing up box to discover the joy of pretending, continues on CBeebies.

Every day, the presenters step through the magic curtain to take viewers on an exciting journey through an animated world and explore the magic of role-play through dressing up.

On Monday, the presenters don ceremonial gowns and crowns to parade through the magic curtain and play kings and queens; stethoscopes are at the ready on Tuesday when Sid and Rebecca pretend to be doctors; it's welly boots all the way on Wednesday when the presenters explore the sights (and smells) of farming; on Thursday, Sid and Rebecca swim through the magic curtain to take a look at the colourful and magical world of deep-sea divers; and on Friday the presenters pull on their hiking boots and pack their safety equipment to scale the dizzy heights of mountain climbers.

Let’s Play is made for CBeebies by The Foundation, a division of Zodiak Kids, part of Zodiak Media.

I Can Cook On The Go

Katy Ashworth continues her journey around the country cooking up delicious dishes and tasty treats.

On Monday, Katy is in Northumberland with her friends to make Jelly Boats and they then go surfing together. In Tuesday’s episode, Katy is in Cobham with her friends making Chocolate Banana Parachute Parcels together before having fun playing parachute games. On Wednesday, Katy is in Ilford to make Coleslaw Cucumber Sticks and then play hockey with her friends. Thursday sees Katy and her friends cooking up a yummy Picnic Loaf before playing fun games together and, on Friday, they make No Pastry Pie and enjoy some street dancing.


Rastamouse and Da Easy Crew are set for some wicked crime-busting and mystery-solving adventures in brand new episodes for CBeebies.

On Monday, President Wensley’s looking after da likkle orphans cos Bandulu is feelin’ unwell, but when sister Sasha takes charge all the plans go awry! Da Easy Crew are racing round Grovetown in Tuesday’s episode to get everything delivered for Stylee’s Summer Jam, but when it turns out that some mouse has confused the president’s instructions, Rastamouse must come up with a proper smooth plan to get preparations back on track. President Wensley’s invited Da Easy Crew to perform at his big annual garden party gig on Wednesday, but Zoomer’s been jammin’ so much lately he’s forgotten where he’s left his special bongos and he can’t perform without them. On Thursday, all da mice are buying a new snack sensation to try and win a golden ticket promising a boom tour of the Chococheese factory! But the new snacks taste awful and it’s up ta Zoomer’s super sense of smell to sniff out a mystery mouse who’s messing up the orphans’ appetites. And on Friday, there’s a queue of mice outside the barber’s waiting for haircuts, but Ron’s nowhere to be found! Maybe a postcard from the other side of the island might help Da Easy Crew work out why Ron’s not shown up for work!

Tree Fu Tom

Tree Fu Tom returns this week with new episodes full of action-packed adventures for Tom and his sidekick, Twigs.

Faced with trouble, impending disaster and catastrophe, Tom will need help from the audience to help perform the Tree Fu Moves to create Big World Magic and save the day. 
On Monday, Zigzoo invents a weather machine to create perfect conditions for each of his friends, but disaster strikes when he tries to keep everybody happy. Tuesday’s episode sees Tom tackle titanic troubles in Treetopolis, as he is accidentally shrunk to the size of Twigs’ toes! And on Wednesday, Tom causes terrible trouble when he loses the magic sapstone from his belt in the final episode of series one.

Tuesday 27 November




Knowing Tanya knows the full truth about the accident, Derek gives her an ultimatum - but will she go along with it to protect her daughter?

Preoccupied with his plans to decorate the Square for Christmas, Alfie fails to notice Kat’s growing anxiety as her mystery lover continues to pursue her - but will she give in to his charms?

Bianca is determined to get her life back on track by finding a new job, but being back in Walford is proving harder that she imagined.

Tanya is played by Jo Joyner, Derek by Jamie Foreman, Alfie by Shane Richie, Kat by Jessie Wallace, and Bianca is played by Patsy Palmer.

Holby City

New CEO, Imelda, takes a shine to Jac, enjoying the fact she helped cast doubt over Hanssen’s suitability for the job. Jac’s keen to impress her, but gets drawn into a complicated teen pregnancy case, leading Jac into finding out just what it means to disobey Imelda…

It’s assessment day for new CT1 doctor Lilah, and having got off on the wrong foot with Malick, she’s determined to pull it out the bag.

Serena’s hoping that today’s her last shift on AAU, and is even more delighted when she discovers she’s worked with Imelda before. She throws herself into doing a good job, convinced she’ll be back on Keller in no time. But it turns out Serena’s memory hasn’t served her well and Imelda’s not who she thought she was…

Imelda is played by Tessa Peake-Jones, Jac is played by Rosie Marcel, Lilah is played by Natasha Leigh, Malick is played by Jimmy Akingbola and Serena is played by Catherine Russell.

Last Tango In Halifax

Continuing with their untraditional approach, Celia and Alan buy an expensive convertible car instead of an engagement ring before throwing an engagement party for their families at the farm, as the drama continues.

During the party, Alan explains that it was because of a message not being passed on sixty years ago that they never ended up together then, but Gillian is surprised to hear who stood in their way.

Caroline and Gillian manage to apologise to each other for their behaviour when they first met, and both of them happily accept that Celia and Alan are perfectly serious about getting married.

Caroline makes mincemeat of Michael Dobson when he tries to blackmail her, but it’s clear she’s very uneasy about anyone knowing about her relationship with Kate. William discovers his dad and Judith drunk together in the house when he comes home from school early one day. John and Caroline appear to be back on track, but when William reveals what he’s seen, Caroline is appalled, and abandons John at the farm following the engagement party and tells him not to come back.

Gillian is worried that Robbie will tell Raff the truth about his dad’s death, and so pre-empts Robbie by telling Raff herself: Eddie committed suicide. Despite Gillian’s candid confession, we still suspect she’s keeping something from Raff. During the engagement party Raff is arrested by his Uncle Robbie for beating up Paul Jatri and Gillian’s terrified that it’ll emerge that she’s been sleeping with the 22-year-old.



Dara O Briain's Science Club

In the fourth episode of this new six-part science series, Dara O Briain and his crack team of experts take a peek into man’s final frontier - space.

Science journalist Alok Jha asks whether it is a good idea for humans to reach out to extra-terrestrials and oceanographer Helen Czerski comes face to face with extreme radiation, energy so deadly it could seriously curtail humans travelling further than the solar system. Plus special guest Josh Widdecombe visits NASA in Houston to find out the challenges we face to get humans to Mars, and materials scientist Mark Miodownik takes apart a space suit.

Combining lively and in-depth studio discussion, with exploratory films and on-the-spot reports, Dara O Briain's Science Club takes a single subject each week and examines it from lots of different and unexpected angles – from sex to extinction, Einstein to space exploration and brain chemistry to music. It brings some of the world’s foremost thinkers together to share their ideas on everything, from how to avoid asteroid impact to whether or not we are still evolving.



Park Avenue: Money, Power And The American Dream

740 Park Avenue - an exclusive apartment building in Manhattan - is currently home to more billionaires than any other building in the United States. Less than five miles to the north is another Park Avenue in the South Bronx, where almost 40 per cent live in poverty and life prospects are less promising for those stuck at the bottom of the American pile.

As international attention focuses on the US elections, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney looks at inequality in the US through the prism of these two, near-adjacent places, to ask if America is still the land of opportunity.

“There’s always been a gap between the wealthiest in our society and everyone else, but in the last 30 years something changed: that gap became the Grand Canyon,” says filmmaker Alex Gibney. Through the story of the two Park Avenues, Gibney argues that the extreme wealth of a few has been used to impose their ideas on the rest of America. By focusing on the residents of 740 Park, he asks questions about the influence of CEOs in Washington in return for tax policies that favour the ultra-rich. What chances do those at the bottom of the ladder have for upward mobility? Can someone who starts life on Park Avenue in the South Bronx end up living on Park Avenue in Manhattan?

Through archive and interviews with academics, political scientists, psychologists, former lobbyists, and even a former doorman at 740 Park, Gibney’s film is a polemical look at the socio-economic political landscape of contemporary USA.

A BBC Storyville film, produced in partnership with The Open University, Park Avenue will screen as part of Why Poverty? – when the BBC and the OU, in conjunction with more than 70 broadcasters around the world, will host a debate about contemporary poverty.

Wednesday 28 November



Supersized Earth

In this second episode, Dallas explores how we are shrinking the planet, transforming our transport networks, and moving more objects around the globe faster.

He takes a treacherous walk along what will be one of the longest suspension bridges in the world, flies a replica of the Wright Brothers' glider from 1902, and is a passenger in one of the world's fastest robot cars.

Dallas reveals the engineering marvels that keeps us on the move, from how to transport an object the size of Buckingham Palace half way around the world, to how we have created a permanent home beyond the atmosphere in space.

In this awe-inspiring three part series for BBC One, Dallas Campbell travels the globe, visiting the world’s largest and most ambitious engineering projects, exploring the power of human ingenuity and the making of the modern world.

Supersized Earth traces the spectacular story of how humans have transformed our world in just a single generation.

Goodnight Britain

Goodnight Britain tackles the nation’s biggest sleep disorders, meeting and curing some of the UK’s worst sleepers and exposing the extraordinary behaviour that lurks behind Britain’s bedroom curtains.

In the first part of a new two-part series presented by Sian Williams, Goodnight Britain’s sleep experts - Dr Kirstie Anderson and Dr Jason Ellis - venture into the bedrooms of five contributors tormented by a range of conditions, from parasomniacs who scream the house down and snorers whose trumpeting rattles the window-panes, to insomniacs who bake six hours a night.

Through the use of high-tech night-vision cameras, the sleep experts observe the secrets of the patients’ sleep problems first hand. But the investigations don’t stop there: the five contributors are also subjected to a night at the Goodnight Britain Sleep House, where every toss, turn and snuffle is monitored using state-of-the-art equipment while they sleep. Only then do the causes of their night-time traumas fully come to light and our experts can begin to devise a treatment plan that just might work.



The Hour

It’s Christmas at Lime Grove and whilst Hector may be trying to put the arrest behind him, Kiki goes missing. Hector’s self-destructive behaviour spirals as Bel and Freddie search for the truth about what happened and try to find her.

Meanwhile, Lix is uncharacteristically preoccupied with the likely spread of nuclear armament across Europe, a sense of fear bubbling under her work. Randall tells her the real reason for his return, but having built a wall around her past regrets, can she now bring herself to open up such a painful past?

Freddie, Bel, Hector, Marnie, Bill and Laurie all attend a special Christmas charity function. Bel and Bill’s continued flirtation is interrupted as Freddie shows Bel a photo he’s found of Kiki - Laurie cautiously wades into the conversation, warning the team to steer clear of this story.

Across the room, Hector takes to the drink once more, frustration growing as he and Marnie hide their division for the crowds. Late that night, in a liquored haze, a memory stirs for Hector, which starts to throw Laurie’s dependable character into question.

Freddie Lyon is played by Ben Whishaw, Bel Rowley by Romola Garai, Hector Madden by Dominic West, Randall Brown by Peter Capaldi, Marnie Madden by Oona Chaplin, Kiki Delaine by Hannah Tointon, Lix Storm by Anna Chancellor, Bill Kendall by Tom Burke and Laurie by Peter Sullivan.



Operation Ouch

Operation Ouch continues its exploration into the fascinating world of medicine and biology - and the amazing things that our bodies can do - with identical twins Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken.

The Doctors investigate how oxygen works in your blood: Dr Xand takes a look at some diseased bones and organs, and Dr Chris goes on call with an emergency ambulance team. Meanwhile, over in accident and emergency one patient has grazed his face after a bike accident, and another has an infected finger!

Thursday 29 November




Kat’s secret lover continues to pursue her and he makes it clear that he isn’t going to give up on her despite Kat making it clear she is not interested.

Lauren is desperate to do whatever she has to fix everything, but Tanya panics that her telling the truth could have devastating consequences.

Bianca nervously starts the first day of her job trial, but is she really ready to make a fresh start in Walford?

Kat is played by Jessie Wallace, Lauren by Jacqueline Jossa, Bianca by Patsy Palmer and Tanya by Jo Joyner.

Goodnight Britain

Goodnight Britain tackles the nation’s biggest sleep disorders, meeting and curing some of the UK’s worst sleepers and exposing the extraordinary behaviour that lurks behind Britain’s bedroom curtains.

In the second of this two-part series presented by Sian Williams, sleep experts Dr Kirstie Anderson and Dr Jason Ellis create some surprising treatment plans for five contributors tormented by a range of conditions - from parasomniacs who scream the house down and snorers whose trumpeting rattles the window-panes, to insomniacs who bake six hours a night. The sleep experts try to give them the good night's sleep that they so desperately crave and help them turn their lives around.

Friday 30 November




With her lover arranging for Alfie to go away for a few days, Kat worries that alone she may not be able to resist him.

With Jay’s hearing coming up, Abi decides to show Jay how much she loves him.

Lauren discovers that Tanya actually knows where Joey is staying and goes to find him, only to learn that this isn’t the only secret that her mum has been keeping from her.

Kat is played by Jessie Wallace, Alfie by Shane Richie, Jay by Jamie Borthwick, Abi by Lorna Fitzgerald, Lauren by Jacqueline Jossa and Tanya is played by Jo Joyner.



Attenborough: 60 Years In The Wild

In Our Fragile Planet, the third and final episode, David tells the often surprising and deeply personal story of the changes in the environment, the pioneering conservationists whose footsteps he followed, and of the revolution in attitudes towards nature.

David reveals what inspired him to become a conservationist, as well as confessing about the wildlife he has eaten. Early programmes reveal a very different attitude to conservation. In Zooquest he travelled the globe collecting wild animals for London Zoo.

On a tropical beach in Malaysia, David recalls how, in the 50s, after weeks of monotonous travel rations, he dug up turtle eggs to eat. Now he has returned to release newly hatched turtles in to the wild.

Finally he asks whether our changing attitudes and our greater knowledge of the world will be enough to save it for future generations.

During David Attenborough’s filmmaking career spanning 60 years, there have been unparalleled changes in the natural world. He takes a very personal journey in the last of the series through the six decades and the developments he has witnessed.

Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience: Teacher

Comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to tackle some of the toughest jobs around in series three of Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience.

Rhod breaches the school dress code when he turns up for his first day as a teacher at Monnow Primary School in Bettws, Newport, to find himself in a whole new world, an “educational Milton Keynes!”, where maths lessons are held in a forest, and learning literacy involves addressing sounds to the tables and the windows.

Despite struggling with this concept at first, Rhod is soon overwhelmed by the inspirational attitude of the teachers, and describing the school as “one hell of a place”. But will he ever completely come to terms with living on Planet Thunk?

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