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Katie Morag

Based on the hugely popular series of books created by author and illustrator Mairi Hedderwick, Katie Morag launches on CBeebies with a special double-bill of episodes. The series centres around a small red-haired girl who lives with her family on the fictional Scottish island of Struay.

Katie Morag is a feisty character who has been known to get herself into scrapes but who generally emerges from them (usually with some assistance from one or other of her grandmothers) in a funny and endearing way. Although she lives in a fairly unique setting, her stories portray some of the enduring themes of childhood. The stories celebrate the intrinsic sense of community, the preciousness of the environment and the universal tensions and joys of family life.

In episode one, Katie Morag tries to help her busy parents by delivering the mail to everyone on the island. In a moment’s distraction, her plans go awry and in trying to make things better, she actually makes things worse! But with the help of her beloved Grannie Island, she eventually sorts everything out, and learns something too!

The second episode introduces Katie Morag's other grandmother, Granma Mainland. The two grannies are as different as different can be! This episode centres around the Isle of Struay Show Day, and especially the Grand Struay Sheep Contest. Grannie Island is trying to win the prize with her beloved sheep Alecina for the eighth year in a row, but Neilly Beag has high hopes that his own lovely ewe will take the cup!

Saturday 2 November



Rugby League World Cup: England v Ireland

Mark Chapman presents live coverage of England’s second Group A World Cup fixture from the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield.

England will be hot favourites, but will by no means have it all their own way with Ireland’s squad including departing Wigan hero and former Super League Man of Steel Pat Richards.

Formula 1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights

Suzi Perry presents highlights of qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This time 12 months ago Lewis Hamilton took pole position in the Middle East, while champion Sebastian Vettel was penalised for a fuel offence and ordered to start from last on the grid.

The German has happy memories of the track – he won his maiden world title there in 2010 – and after another impressive season will start as favourite for victory once more.

Strictly Come Dancing

If the celebrities ever thought taking to the dance floor was scary before, they’re in for a real fright this weekend as Halloween comes to the Strictly Ballroom. Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly present what promises to be a spine-tingling show, as the remaining 11 face their fears and step out once more.

Deciding who was startlingly good, and who was horrifyingly bad, judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood will be casting their votes, while viewers take to the voting lines.


In a desperate attempt to win Medusa’s heart, Hercules visits a witch, whose charms prove binding in more ways than one.

Desperate to win over Medusa's heart, Hercules pays a to visit to a powerful witch, Circe (Lucy Cohu). But events take a malevolent turn when Hercules realises he has unleashed a potent but toxic enchantment that threatens to turn his burgeoning hope into unbearable grief.

With a bitter chain of events rapidly unfolding, its up to Jason to undo history before it is too late. As he re-traces Hercules' steps into the mountains, he is unaware that a deadly trap has been set for him - one with far-reaching consequences beyond the fate of just his friends.



Live From The National Theatre: 50 Years On Stage

Celebrating some of the classic, popular and most powerful National Theatre performances to date, BBC Two will host the biggest night of the year for TV and theatre with Live From The National Theatre: 50 Years On Stage on Saturday 2 November.

From the comfort of their living rooms, audiences will be able to enjoy over two hours of performance live from the South Bank, as a wealth of British actors recapture some of the greatest roles in the Theatre's history, including James Corden, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Judi Dench, Christopher Eccleston, Anna Maxwell Martin, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes, Derek Jacobi, Adrian Lester, Rory Kinnear and Dominic Cooper - to name just a few.

All the actors - participating live or in archive footage - for this spectacular event have been members of the National Theatre at some point in the last 50 years.

Dame Joan Plowright has recorded a monologue from St Joan which she played in 1963. Dame Maggie Smith will give a speech from The Beaux’ Stratagem; Charles Kay will appear in a scene from The National Health - the role he created 45 years ago - and in another of the hospital beds will lie James Hayes, who has played 37 parts for the NT – more than any other living actor (Michael Bryant holds the record at 55).

Sir Michael Gambon and Sir Derek Jacobi will take on roles in No Man’s Land, originally played by their predecessors Sir Ralph Richardson and Sir John Gielgud. Dame Helen Mirren will give again the scene where she murders her husband in Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra. Benedict Cumberbatch and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith will recreate a scene from the 1967 production of Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead.

Among the pairings of great actors and great playwrights are Penelope Wilton - Alan Ayckbourn; Frances de la Tour - Alan Bennett; Simon Russell Beale, Rory Kinnear, Adrian Lester and Anna Maxwell Martin - Shakespeare; Christopher Eccleston, Ralph Fiennes and Alex Jennings - David Hare and Howard Brenton; Roger Allam - Michael Frayn; Deborah Findlay – Peter Nichols, Andrew Scott and Dominic Cooper – Tony Kushner; James Corden – Richard Bean.

Judi Dench will appear again as Cleopatra and sing Send In The Clowns from the musical A Little Night Music, in which she originally appeared in 1995, and there will also be other musical numbers from Guys And Dolls, My Fair Lady, Jerry Springer The Opera and London Road. There will also be a chance to enjoy some of the highlights from the National Theatre’s rich archive, including stage footage of Maggie Smith in Hay Fever (1964), Paul Scofield in Amadeus (1979), Nigel Hawthorne in The Madness of George III (1991), Ian McKellen in Richard III (1990) and the BBC adaptation of Elmina's Kitchen (2003).



Rugby Union: Autumn Internationals - England v Australia Highlights

John Inverdale presents highlights from today’s autumn international at Twickenham, where England and Australia battled it out for the Cook Cup.

It’s 10 years this month since England beat Australia in the World Cup final and Lewis Moody, part of Sir Clive Woodward’s winning squad, will be the studio guest.

With less than two years until England hosts the Rugby World Cup, coach Stuart Lancaster will be looking for a morale-boosting victory, having been drawn in the same group as Australia in 2015.

Australia beat England at Twickenham in last year’s Autumn Internationals but went on to lose against the British and Irish Lions this summer and could only finish third behind New Zealand and South Africa in the Rugby Championship. Repeated on BBC Two, 1.30-2.30pm, Sunday 3 November.

Sunday 3 November



Formula 1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Highlights

Suzi Perry presents highlights of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Rewind 12 months and the Yas Marina circuit witnessed a classic. Kimi Raikkonen took the victory, while Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead was reduced to 10 points with two races remaining.

The German went on to win his third consecutive title and, after a dominant campaign in 2013, was hot favourite to win in the Middle East this weekend.

Strictly Come Dancing - Sunday Results Show

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman reveal the results of last night’s Halloween special. The judges’ scores and viewers’ votes have been added together, and the two couples with the lowest points will face each other in the dance-off. Then it’s up to the judges to decide which of the celebrities will face a grisly end.

This week’s music performance comes from all-time ska band favourites Madness with their single La Luna from the brand new album Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da.

In keeping with the Halloween theme, viewers can also expect a very special flashmob version of The Time Warp, featuring the celebrities and professional dancers, as well as the entire studio audience.

The Paradise

When Tom Weston cancels the annual staff outing, Denise brings the Music Hall to The Paradise. Meanwhile, a potential opportunity for career progression has troubling implications for her and Moray.

Spirits are high in The Paradise in anticipation for the annual staff outing. Unbeknownst to the staff however, Tom has overruled Moray’s suggestion to take them to the Music Hall and it falls to Dudley to give them the unhappy news.

Applications for a sought-after job vacancy flood in and Clara and Denise find themselves the object of staff gambling. Denise’s excitement is punctured when Moray asks her not to apply, worrying about Katherine’s motives in championing her for the role. Trying to suppress her desire for the role, Denise begins to wonder if Moray even thinks her capable of it and an argument leaves them both reeling. Indignant, Denise makes an application.

Katherine gives Flora a beautiful doll, but her naïve enjoyment of it irritates Tom and he begins to question whether her indulgent and unstructured days are rendering her ignorant. He decides to end the frivolities and informs a distraught Katherine that he intends to instruct a governess. When Dudley offers to teach Flora through the business of The Paradise, Katherine is grateful and Flora enjoys feeling part of this big family.

Having won his trust, Jonas suggests to Tom that losing favour with the staff is dangerous and will only endear them to Moray. Tom seizes the opportunity and asks Denise for help. She suggests a Music Hall event for The Paradise, by The Paradise, and eagerly engages every willing staff member into performing.

Myrtle finds herself the butt of the joke yet again, but an act of kindness from an unlikely ally reassures her.

Rugby League: World Cup Highlights

Tanya Arnold presents highlights of the weekend’s four Rugby League World Cup games, including pre-tournament favourites Australia in action against Fiji and England taking on Ireland.




Cycling World Cup

Jonathan Edwards presents live coverage of the final day’s action from the opening round of the 2013-14 World Cup series from the Manchester Velodrome.

With the women’s omnium on Sunday’s schedule, Britain’s Laura Trott could strut her stuff in one of two events she won Olympic gold in last summer.



BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

In an exciting first for CBBC, the annual BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards are being shown on the channel on the day of the event - Sunday 3 November.

Radio 1 Breakfast presenter Nick Grimshaw hosts the star-studded ceremony with pop icon Rita Ora from Wembley Arena in London.

Tinie Tempah, Fall Out Boy, Rizzle Kicks, Jessie J, Icona Pop and James Arthur all perform and at the heart of the show are three very special teenagers, who will each win a Teen Hero Award.

Celebrity winners will also be revealed for Best British Single, Best British Solo Artist, Best British Group, Best British Sports Star, Best British Actor, Best British TV Show and Best British Vlogger at the event as voted by Radio 1 listeners and presented by some very special surprise guests.

This year, the viewers of CBBC’s Friday Download also have their very own award – The Friday Download Best British Breakthrough Award - recognising an individual who has shown significant progress and made an impact in an area such as film, TV, music, sport or other areas of culture and entertainment. The Friday Download team will be at Wembley to present the award to one of the nominations- Disclosure, Jack Carrol or Union J.

A Remedy TV Production for CBBC

Monday 4 November



Remembrance Week

Remembrance Week returns to BBC One for the fourth year sharing incredible stories of courage, emotion and sacrifice in the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday.

The five-part series follows the heroic stories of several men and women who have fought and lived through past conflicts around the world ranging from the Second World War to Korea, Oman, the Falklands, the First Gulf War and Afghanistan.

The series also sees Gethin Jones travelling to Afghanistan to meet and film the honest and hard-working members of the British Armed Forces. Gethin reflects upon their duty and dedication as well as the risk they take in fighting for their country.

Powerful and moving first person accounts from those who served their country tell tales of bravery and the endurance of the human spirit. One of the people featured in the programme is Colin Anson, the son of a German Jew opposed to the Hitler regime. Colin remembers how he escaped to England and joined the British forces during the Second World War. He survived severe injuries but recovered to go in search of his mother.

Other testimonies include a veteran who, having lost comrades on the D-Day landings, describes why he feels it should have been him lying there instead; how lost limbs serve as a painful reminder of the human toll of war for both those affected and their families; and the war diary of a brave Royal Marine in Afghanistan. The series meets those left behind when their loved ones dies. Bereaved women and families who live every day with the painful memories of wars in the South Atlantic and Middle East.

The memories are poignant, often harrowing, and serve as a reminder to everyone of the bravery and dedication British troops, past and present, have undertaken in order to fight and serve their country.

The Indian Doctor

The third series of the multi-award winning drama returns with the first episode, The Prodigal's Return, catching up with Dr Prem Sharma and his wife Kamini in 1966.

Trefelin, the sleepy Welsh Valleys town in which Prem set up practice three years ago, is rudely awoken by the throaty roar of an American sports car carrying returning prodigals Basil and Robert Thomas, sons of the erstwhile local mine owner.

The brothers are greeted enthusiastically by the villagers, buying drinks for all-comers and inviting everyone to their homecoming party. Basil and Robert’s return to their former home also dashes Kamini’s hopes of moving into the house of her dreams.

Bumbling revolutionaries Aled and Daf seek a cause to protest. But it’s the Thomas brothers’ announcement of their grand plans for Trefelin that seem more likely to really rock village life, and cast a shadow over Prem’s future.

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The fallout from Janine and Michael’s final showdown continues.

Joey arrives back in Walford after a big night out and he fears the worst when he sees the heavy police presence in the Square.

Ronnie is left feeling uneasy when she sees that Kat and Alfie still share a bond.

Janine is played by Charlie Brooks, Michael by Steve John Shepherd, Joey by David Witts, Ronnie by Samantha Womack, Kat by Jessie Wallace and Alfie by Shane Richie.

Ripper Street

Only hours after she gave birth in its maternity ward, a nameless and seemingly vagrant young woman is found murdered in a stairwell at Whitechapel’s The London Hospital.

The only suggestion of her identity, however, is the strange protrusion at the base of her spine – a vestigial tail. It is a clue which is to take Reid and the team into the shadowy netherworld of the circus freakshows and thence back to The London Hospital to seek help and understanding from its most celebrated resident, Joseph Merrick, aka The Elephant Man.

Merrick certainly has insight to offer but his growing trust and faith in Reid leads him to reveal even more devastating information – information that leads Reid back into the menacing world of his Limehouse colleague Jedediah Shine.

Elsewhere - Chief Inspector Abberline arrives with reinforcements for H-Division in the form of Detective Constable Albert Flight, a young Irishman of great ambition. The death of PC Hobbs still an all too sharp grief for him, Reid fears for the callow youth’s fate on these meanest of streets.



World Squash Championship Highlights

Ore Oduba presents highlights of the men’s World Squash Championships, which concluded in Manchester on Sunday.

England’s two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Nick Matthew was in action in Manchester, alongside fellow Brit James Willstrop.

Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals

Sue Barker presents live coverage of the top eight tennis players in the world going head-to -head at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Despite Andy Murray’s withdrawal through injury, the world’s top two players Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will headline a stellar cast.

Nadal has never won the end-of-season showdown but has taken his Grand Slam titles total to 13 this year and will be the man to beat at the O2 Arena. Coverage of the ATP World Tour Finals continues on BBC Two, 1400-1700, until Friday 8th November.



The BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

Tinie Tempah, Fall Out Boy, Rizzle Kicks, Jessie J, Icona Pop and James Arthur all perform at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards from Wembley Arena, London.

Radio 1 Breakfast host Nick Grimshaw hosts the star-studded ceremony with pop icon Rita Ora. And, as well as performances from the superstar line-up, the centrepiece of the show will be the recognition of three very special teenagers, who will each win a Teen Hero Award.

The three teens were nominated by Radio 1 listeners and chosen by a panel of celebrities, Radio 1 DJs, journalists and experts from youth organisations.

Celebrity winners will be revealed for Best British Single, Best British Solo Artist, Best British Group, Best British Sports Star, Best British Actor, Best British TV Show and Best British Vlogger at the event, as voted by Radio 1 listeners and presented by some very special surprise guests.

In an exciting first, this year the viewers of CBBC’s Friday Download have their very own award – The Friday Download Best British Breakthrough Award - recognising an individual who has shown significant progress and made an impact in an area such as film, TV, music, sport or other areas of culture and entertainment.

A Remedy TV Production for BBC Three



Wizards Vs Aliens

This week on Wizards Vs Aliens…

Tom and Benny learn not to toy
With the awesome Hobbledehoy!
If you cross him you’ll feel stranger
Because he’s a rearranger!
And just to complicate his crime
They have to talk to him in rhyme
Now Tom’s clever, Benny’s magic!
But events will soon turn tragic…

Starring Scott Haran as Tom Clarke and Percelle Ascott as Benny Sherwood, the series also features Annette Badland (Doctor Who, The Sparticle Mystery) Michael Higgs (EastEnders), Jefferson Hall (Doctors, Emma, Game Of Thrones), Gwendoline Christie (Game Of Thrones) and the voice of Brian Blessed as the alien Nekross King.



Sarah & Duck

BAFTA-nominated duo Sarah & Duck are back on CBeebies with nine quirky new episodes.

Narrated by Roger Allam (The Thick Of It) and featuring the voices of Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey) and Andy Nyman (Kick Ass 2), Sarah & Duck has delighted viewers both young and old since its debut earlier in the year. Now the little girl with the green hat and her flappy, quacky sidekick are back with their eclectic mix of friends for nine new adventures, including putting on a play, turning detective, and giving the Moon painting lessons.

On Monday, Scarf Lady (Nicol) takes to the skies in a knitted hot air balloon for a race with an old sporting foe.

On Tuesday, Sarah and Duck hit the local bike shop to get help with a puncture.

On Wednesday, the dynamic duo turn detective to help out Plate Girl.

There’s an arty theme on Thursday when Sarah and Duck give Moon painting lessons.

And Friday is dress-up day as Sarah and Duck perform a play.

Tuesday 5 November



Indian Doctor

The Thomas brothers try to convince Trefelin inhabitants to back their plan for a futuristic new town, in episode two, The Gold Rush.

As the suave doctor Robert renews his acquaintance with childhood sweetheart Megan, older brother Basil ingratiates himself with villagers eager to exchange their house deeds as a deposit on a swanky house in his new development.

Aled and Daf clumsily conjure an ambitious plan to end Basil’s ambitions; Robert, meanwhile, surprises Prem by offering him a central role as part of his new medical centre team. But Prem has a more immediate problem when, late in the day, a forlorn Megan calls at the surgery with some unexpected news.

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As the events of Halloween continue to shake up the Square, the Butcher family are in for a shock when Bianca returns home with a new man in tow.

Masood is feeling increasingly threatened by David’s presence, and even Carol's reassurances fail to calm his concern.

Kat decides to involve herself in Roxy and Alfie’s relationship when she sees Alfie taking his anger and upset out on Roxy.

Bianca is played by Patsy Palmer, Masood by Nitin Ganatra, David by Michael French, Carol by Lindsey Coulson, Roxy by Rita Simons, Kat by Jessie Wallace and Alfie by Shane Richie.

The Escape Artist

Liam Foyle is back in the dock and Will Burton’s courtroom nemesis, Maggie Gardner, is leading his defence. After years in Will’s shadow, Maggie is out to prove a point and will stop at nothing to win.

With no meaningful physical evidence, Will’s chambers need all the help they can get to guarantee Foyle’s prosecution. But their most brilliant legal brain is unable to help, as Will is the key witness in the trial.

Will must find a way to bolster the prosecution’s case without jeopardising the veracity of the trial, as Foyle continues to terrorise those close to Will.



Iceland Foods: Life In The Freezer Cabinet

In the final episode of this entertaining series following the fortunes of Iceland supermarkets in one of its toughest years, maverick CEO Malcolm Walker is concerned the horsemeat scandal has tarnished the company’s image and cost millions in sales.

His planned relaunch of the business is now more important than ever.

In charge of the relaunch is Malcolm’s right-hand man, Nick, who’s looking for a game-changing advertising campaign to reach out to new customers. With a trendy London advertising agency pitching against septuagenarian Iceland ad veteran, Tom - the mastermind behind Iceland’s memorable Kerry Katona ads – who will get the green light to go ahead with the next campaign?

One of Malcolm’s biggest bugbears is shoplifting. The company loses £5 million to shoplifters every year, and with sales flat, staff are on orders to be extra vigilant. Passionate Head of Security, Duncan, is working on an instructional video to show staff how to catch shoplifters. Over in Tooting, Manager Sandra has already foiled a thief with a penchant for stealing legs of lamb. Now she’s turning her attention to another shoplifter with a costly habit of stealing salmon and prawn between 9.15am and 10am.

At the recently opened Swiss Cottage branch there's a new store manager: Malcolm's only son, Richard. After a successful career in property, Richard is deciding whether to follow his dad into the business. But he needs to start on the shopfloor. Can Richard make a success of the new branch?

Meanwhile, in Treorchy, Wales, we meet dedicated Iceland fans Lisa and Mark, who are getting married and planning to cater their entire wedding with food from Iceland on a budget of £1.75 a head.

Iceland Foods: Life In The Freezer Cabinet was co-produced with the Open University.

Later… Live With Jools Holland

Joining Jools on the eighth and final show of this series will be The Killers, who make a welcome return to the show to perform a track or two from their Direct Hits compilation, which celebrates the Las Vegas foursome's first decade together.

From Elmhurst, Illinois, we welcome rockers The Orwells, who will be making their UK TV debut with a couple of numbers from their Remember When album.

Pop star, DJ, raconteur and general pop legend Boy George will be in the studio with material from his album This Is What I Do - his first collection of all new songs in 18 years.

Plus, dance music minstrels and production duo Chase & Status will also be on hand, with selections from their new Top-three album Brand New Machine.

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Director: Janet Fraser Crook

Series Producer: Alison Howe

Executive Producer: Mark Cooper



Autism: Challenging Behaviour

Jack, three and Jeremiah, four, are starting their first term at Treetops School in Essex, the only state school in the UK which uses ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis), a controversial and intensive intervention used to treat autism.

Their parents have high hopes of this ‘tough love’ approach, but critics argue that it is dehumanizing and abusive to try to eliminate autistic behaviour.

Through the interweaving of the stories of Jack and Jeremiah, of the charismatic ABA consultant Gunnar Frederickson and of campaigners and parents critical of ABA, we are confronted by a complex world which asks fundamental questions about how we bring up our children and how society should respond to people with autism.



Deadly Pole To Pole

Explorer and naturalist Steve Backshall is back on another Deadly adventure as he continues his epic global journey circumnavigating the planet.

Steve and his trusty crew are on a quest to visit every one of the seven continents on Earth, introducing the CBBC audience to the amazing environments and wildlife they encounter along the way, and today they travel to the remote west coast of Canada.

The cold Pacific Ocean is alive with weird and wonderful Deadly critters that are stranger than science fiction. First on Steve’s Deadly wish-list is the mysterious sixgill shark. Few people have seen these fearsome predators because they usually live in the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean, but Steve and the team rig underwater CCTV cameras in an attempt to catch sight of this rare beast.

Steve also looks to the skies in today’s episode and it’s a raptor’s delight bird-off between the sublimely speedy peregrine falcon and the raw power of a bald eagle. Using cutting-edge technology, Steve shows us these birds as they’ve never been seen before, before heading off in search of a toothy wolf eel and a whole host of weird and wonderful predators that inhabit the Pacific’s other-worldly reefs.

Wednesday 6 November



The Indian Doctor

An explosive act of sabotage breaks the village’s calm, and Basil Thomas wastes no time advising Sergeant Dawkins who he thinks is to blame, in episode three, Desperate Measures.

Sian decides that farmer Ceri might be worth ensnaring with her feminine charms – at least if he really has come into some unexpected money – and Robert is doing his best to woo his old girlfriend Megan, much to Emlyn’s alarm. The Dawkins are not the only couple to fall out, as Prem confronts Kamini over a job offer from Basil.

Prem’s anger is cut short, however, when he discovers that, against his advice, Owen has gone back to work at the mine - with disastrous results.

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Ambassador Davis and his wife, Jennifer, are marking the President’s Platinum Jubilee with a party at the residence. However, the evening is disrupted by gunfire and explosions on the streets of the capital as the army suppress an anti-government rebellion.

Later that night, the ambassador is woken by the arrival of Mr Jackson, a legendary Foreign Office interrogation specialist who has arrived to 'vet' all embassy staff to ascertain if any of them have been spying. This is bad news for Neil who, blackmailed by the Tazbek secret police, has been passing them classified information.

As the rebellion intensifies, the ambassador has to make a difficult decision: should he risk his career attempting to make contact with the rebel leader or stick to his usual cautious attitude of waiting to see how events transpire? Thrown out of his comfort zone by an incisive analysis of his character flaws by Mr Jackson and the pleas of his wife Jennifer to do something to stop people being slaughtered on the streets, Davis is sparked into a courageous but possibly doomed mission into the heart of the Tazbek rebellion.

Keith Davis is played by David Mitchell; Jennifer is played by Keeley Hawes; the President is played by Yigal Naor; Jackson is played by Michael Smiley; Neil Tilly is played by Robert Webb.



All At Sea

All At Sea, CBBC’s coastal comedy series continues today as Charlie, Ben and Alison gatecrash a party.

But things start to get out of hand when they have to pretend Ben is a visiting Czech gymnast Wenclas – the party guest of honour. What will happen when the real Wenclas arrives in Scarborough? Charlie and Alison will need to come up with a plan – quickly!

All At Sea stars Ryan Wilkinson as Charlie, Nicola Stephenson as his mum, Helen, and Steve Edge as his dad, Kevin. It also features Milly Zero as Charlie’s older sister Hannah, Adam Greaves-Neal as his little brother Louie and Olivia Cosgrove and Sam Hattersley as his best friends Alison and Ben.

Thursday 7 November



The Indian Doctor

In episode four, Trapped, Prem, Emlyn and Owen are trapped deep underground following an unexplained accident at the mine, leaving an unknowing Kamini to deal with the surgery’s worried patients.

Basil’s continuing drive for villagers to exchange their deeds for new houses is reaping great results, and a visit to Sian’s shop suggests he may be in for an unexpected investment from an unlikely source. Robert takes advantage of Emlyn’s absence by taking Megan for a drive... a drive, he hopes, might rekindle their teenage romance.

Below ground, the trapped men each battle with their demons, and when their situation takes an even more serious turn, their lives are left in the balance.

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Bianca is forced to make the hardest decision she has ever made when she considers making David leave Walford to protect Carol.

Another surprise is in store for the Butcher household as they quickly realise that Terry comes with baggage.

Lauren is devastated when she secretly visits Max in prison to get some good news for the family but he doesn’t deliver the positive news she wants to hear.

Bianca is played by Patsy Palmer, David by Michael French, Carol by Lindsey Coulson, Terry by Terry Alderton, Lauren by Jacqueline Jossa and Max by Jake Wood.

Waterloo Road

Simon and Christine are under pressure as they go up for the headship and they clash over how to deal with a bullied pupil. Simon’s got cold feet over his wedding to Sue and the school is shocked when Kacey’s boxing fund is stolen, putting her place at the training camp in jeopardy.

It’s the day of the interviews for the headship and both Simon and Christine are up against it. Christine knows that Simon has Bain’s support and with Imogen’s mum also on the interview panel, she’s worried that the odds are stacked against her.

Simon’s feeling under extra pressure by his future father-in-law and he’s still not sure if he wants to marry Sue. When Christine asks him to sort things out for a bullied pupil, his mind is on other things and the boy’s problems with Shaznay and Lisa’s girl gang escalate throughout the day.

Nikki is shocked to discover that someone has stolen Kacey’s boxing fund, putting her place at the training camp at risk. When a distraught Kacey finds out the identity of the thief, the news threatens to split the Barry family for good.

Simon by Richard Mylan, Christine by Laurie Brett, Sue by Vanessa Hehir, Kacey by Brogan Ellis, Nikki by Heather Peace, Lisa by Caitlin Gillespie, Shaznay by Je’taime Morgan Hanley.

Waterloo Road is a Shed Production for BBC One through BBC Scotland.


Glen wakes from another bad dream. Malachi thinks the dreams are a manifestation of his guilt for cheating on his girlfriend, Caroline, and this is all part of the experience of growing up. Glen, however, knows deep down that he can’t make excuses for his duplicitous behaviour.

Things get even worse when Malachi reluctantly introduces Glen to Pauline, a colourful outgoing woman he met at an evening class. A trip down memory lane gives Glen a chance to think, and he decides it is time he grew up and accepts responsibility on his own terms. Glen does the only honourable thing he can think of - he panics and proposes to Caroline. Following this revelation, things go from bad to worse for Glen.

He decides to come clean but the damage is done. Malachi reassures him that the path through adulthood is rocky, and that we all make mistakes, but it doesn’t help Glen.

The series finale sees Glen grow from being a boy to a man. With the support of his family and fellow truckers he learns to accept what he has lost and look for a fresh start.



Don't Panic - The Truth About Population

With the world’s population at 7 billion and still growing we often look at the future with dread. In Don’t Panic - The Truth About Population, world famous Swedish statistical showman Professor Hans Rosling presents a different view.

In the last of a series of programmes exploring global population for the award-winning This World strand, Rosling presents an 'as live' studio event featuring cutting-edge 3D infographics painting a vivid picture of a world that has changed in ways we barely understand – often for the better.

We face huge challenges in terms of food, resources and climate change but at the heart of Rosling’s statistical tour-de-force is the message that the world of tomorrow is a much better place than we might imagine. Professor Rosling reveals that the global challenge of rapid population growth, the so-called population explosion, has already been overcome. In just 50 years the average number of children born per woman has plummeted from 5 to just 2.5 and is still falling fast. This means that in a few generations’ time, world population growth will level off completely. And in what Rosling calls his ‘Great British Ignorance Survey’ he discovers that people’s perceptions of the world often seem decades out of date.

In Bangladesh – a country once famously described as a ‘basket-case’ – families of two children are now the norm. We meet Taslima Khan who travels through rural villages dispensing contraceptives and advice on how to deal with difficult husbands. Deep in rural Mozambique – one of the poorest countries in the world – we meet subsistence farmers Andre and Olivia who’ve been saving for two years to buy a piece of life-transforming technology – a bicycle. Even in these countries, economic growth, investment in healthcare and infrastructure are paving the way to huge improvements in living standards. Globally, the proportion of people in extreme poverty is at its lowest ever, and now the United Nations is setting itself the goal of eradicating extreme poverty completely within the next 20 years.

Don’t Panic – The Truth About Population follows the success of his award-winning BBC Four documentary The Joy Of Stats.

Don’t Panic – The Truth About Population is produced by Wingspan Productions for BBC Current Affairs and made in partnership with The Open University.

Friday 8 November



The Indian Doctor

In the final programme in the series, Into The Light, Prem and Emlyn discover foul play is behind the collapse at the mine. If it’s no accident, then Aled and Daf are the prime suspects, despite their protests of their innocence.

Robert pleads with Megan to leave Trefelin with him, but it’s down to Prem to discover the real truth about his past.

Dan helps Kamini find out the real story behind Basil’s plans for the new Trefelin, leading Prem to confront him about the brothers’ real reason for returning home.

A Rondo Media and Avatar Films production for BBC One


With Max’s court case loaming, the pressure is becoming too much for Ian, but will he do the right thing or give into Carl’s demands?

Kirsty is feeling the pressure when she can’t pay back her loan shark and, after running out of options, she is forced to resort to extreme measures.

David is on a mission to make sure Terry is good enough for his daughter and he isn’t afraid to play dirty to find out Terry’s true intensions.

Max is played by Jake Wood, Ian by Adam Woodyatt, Carl by Daniel Coonan, Kirsty by Kierston Wareing, David by Michael French and Terry by Terry Alderton.

Citizen Khan

In the final episode, The Makeover, Mrs Khan is having a makeover; her husband’s not impressed - new dresses cost money.

He only has eyes for the promotional video Dave, the mosque manager, is making to promote the mosque in the local community. Mr Khan thinks he’s the perfect person to star in the vid: he is, after all, a fine example of Pakistani manhood.

Dave, however, has other ideas, and wanting to promote a more modern image of mosque-goers, he chooses Sajid, an attractive, ‘metrosexual’ friend of the Khan family.

Khan decides if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em; he goes to extreme lengths in order to prove to Dave that he’s modern and metrosexual too. What he hasn’t realised is that Sajid is home alone with Mrs Khan, and the reason for her make-over suddenly becomes blindingly clear. He rushes home to confront the pair, but is not prepared for what he discovers when he arrives.

The family-based sitcom set in the capital of British Pakistan - Sparkhill, Birmingham - continues. Citizen Khan follows the trials and tribulations of larger-than-life, loud-mouthed, tight-fisted, self-appointed community leader Mr Khan (Adil Ray) and his long-suffering family – wife Mrs Khan (Shobu Kapoor) and daughters Shazia (Maya Sondhi) and Alia (Bhavna Limbachia).

Created by Adil Ray, the character Mr Khan has already featured in BBC Two comedy series Bellamy’s People, on Radio Four’s Down The Line and on his own online series on the BBC Comedy website.

Writers/ Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto with Adil Ray

Director/ Ben Gosling Fuller

Producer/ Catherine Gosling Fuller

Exec producer/ Mark Freeland

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