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Saturday 8 November



Rugby League Four Nations: New Zealand v England Highlights

Tanya Arnold presents highlights of England’s Four Nations fixture with New Zealand, which took place earlier today.

Steve McNamara’s side were hoping to clinch a place in next weekend’s final in Wellington but faced a tough task against the Kiwis, who denied them a place in the World Cup final last year.

Rugby Union: Wales v Australia

John Inverdale presents live coverage of the start of Wales' autumn international campaign, that sees them take on Australia at the Millennium Stadium.

Warren Gatland’s side are on a nine game losing streak against the Wallabies, a run which stretches back to 2008. But the visitors are by no means invincible, having lost a Rugby Championship game to Argentina for the first time in October.

Match commentary and expert analysis comes from Eddie Butler, Jonathan Davies, Jeremy Guscott and Keith Wood.

Strictly Come Dancing

As the ten remaining couples take to the dancefloor, the stakes are higher than ever, as each couple are not only dancing to stay in the competition but for the chance to dance at the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom next weekend.

Judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood critique each couple. Plus we'll see reactions from the stars hot off the dancefloor, before the voting lines open at the end of the show and the Strictly viewers cast their votes to save their favourite.

Doctor Who: Death In Heaven

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.

Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.

Written by Steven Moffat

Directed by Rachel Talalay

Guest stars: Michele Gomez, Chris Addison, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Jemma Redgrave, Ingrid Oliver



Rugby League Four Nations: New Zeland v England

Mark Chapman introduces live coverage of England’s Four Nations clash with New Zealand.

The fixture in Dunedin is the last in the round-robin stage, and will be crucial in deciding who goes forward to next weekend’s final in Wellington. It will also be a chance for England to avenge the heartbreak of last year’s World Cup semi-finals. Steve McNamara’s side were seconds from a famous win, only for Shaun Johnson’s last-gasp try to hand victory – and a place in the final – to the Kiwis.

Rugby Union: Scotland v Argentina

Gabby Logan presents live coverage from Murrayfield, as Scotland’s autumn internationals campaign gets under way against Argentina.

The Pumas won on their last trip to Murrayfield back in 2009, and indeed have not lost there since their first visit back in 1990. They will be further boosted by a first-ever win in the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship in October. However, the Scots edged it 21-19 when the sides met in Cordoba in June.

Match commentary comes from Alistair Bruce-Ball, Andy Nicol and Phillip Matthews with Sir Ian McGeechan and Chris Patterson in the studio.

The Great War: An Elegy

Acclaimed poet Simon Armitage has written seven new poems about World War One, which form the centre of his latest television documentary.

Armitage visits a Normandy village; a German prison camp, one of England's ‘Thankful Villages' - those settlements which lost no men in WWI - and a remote corner of the Scottish Highlands. In each, he considers the deaths of the 700,000 British soldiers in the conflict.

He learns of those who lived and died through the war, those who worked and grieved and cried through it, and even those who tunneled to freedom beneath its soil. Each story culminates in a poem inspired by Armitage’s research.

Featuring readings by both the poet and the surviving relatives of those whose stories he tells, this film offers an opportunity to reflect again on that catastrophic loss of life, and to think about how we commemorate the dead for the next 100 years.

Formula 1: Brazilian Grand Prix - Qualifying Highlights

Suzi Perry introduces highlights from today’s qualifying session for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won last year’s race, having already wrapped up a fourth consecutive Formula 1 title. It was the German driver’s ninth consecutive race victory but he has not figured in the championship this season, which has been a fascinating duel between Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.



Rugby Union: England v New Zealand

Highlights from England’s match against New Zealand, which took place at Twickenham earlier today.

Stuart Lancaster’s side enjoyed a famous victory over the All Blacks two years ago and also pushed the world champions close last season.

New Zealand’s 22-match unbeaten run came to an end at the hands of South Africa in October, giving England plenty of hope for another famous victory.

Match commentary comes from Andrew Cotter and Brian Moore.

Sunday 9 November



FA Cup Final Score

Jason Mohammad presents a special new FA Cup edition of the football results and reports show.

Eight first-round matches taking place this afternoon will be covered, with goals and key moments shown as they happen. Fans will be able to follow every twist and turn of the action as clubs from League One, League Two and non-league teams pursue a place in the second round of the most famous domestic cup competition in world football. As usual, there will be studio guests to offer their expert opinion on events as they unfold, and there will also be regular updates from the three Premier League matches taking place this lunchtime.

Strictly Come Dancing: The Results

The results of last night's spectacular Strictly Come Dancing, revealing which couples will be dancing on one of the most iconic dancefloors in the world, when the glitterball goes to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom next weekend.

The score awarded to each couple by the judges will be combined with the results of the viewers' votes, and the two couples with the lowest vote will face each other in a final dance-off to decide who will be leaving the competition.

Formula 1: Brazilian Grand Prix Highlights

Suzi Perry introduces highlights from the Brazilian Grand Prix, the penultimate race of the 2014 Formula 1 season.

The battle between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, which has been thrilling Formula 1 fans all season, is reaching its climax – who will be celebrating after today’s race on the famous Interlagos circuit in Sao Paolo?



Tennis: World Tour Finals

Sue Barker hosts live coverage from the opening day of the ATP World Tour Finals from the O2 Arena in London.

This season-ending tournament, where £3.75m in prize money is on offer, pits the best eight players in men’s tennis against each other in a round-robin format. The top four performers will go through to the semi-finals, with the two winners battling it out in Sunday’s final.

Commentary comes from Andrew Castle and Tim Henman.

Football: FA Cup Highlights

Manish Bhasin introduces highlights from the first round of the FA Cup. This weekend is always a big one, as the non-league sides who have battled through the preliminary rounds look to extend their cup runs and make a name for themselves.

Meanwhile, the 48 League One and League Two clubs who enter at this stage will be hoping to avoid being the victim of a giant-killing, while harbouring their own dreams of cup glory.

The Mekong River With Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins embarks on a life-changing journey up the Mekong - South East Asia's greatest river - in this entertaining and illuminating series.

Known as the ‘Mother of Water’, the Mekong brings life to millions of people from the paddy fields of Vietnam to the mountains of the Tibetan Plateau. Sue Perkins’ extraordinary journey spans nearly 3,000 miles and explores lives and landscapes on the point of enormous change.

Across four episodes, Sue travels upstream through Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China, towards the Mekong’s source high in the Himalayan glacier.

The first episode sees Sue beginning her adventure in Vietnam, meeting traditional river people caught up in a new capitalist revolution, trying her hand as a noodle saleswoman at the Mekong Delta’s largest floating market and as a prawn farmer amongst Vietnam’s traditional paddy fields. Continuing to Cambodia, she is moved by a survivor of Pol Pot’s genocide and bonds with an extraordinary fishing community, whose survival depends on fishing the Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Asia.

The episode ends with her joining a magical harvest festival, where the people of the village and Buddhist monks sail onto the lake in beautifully decorated boats, to make offerings and give thanks to the Gods for the bounty of the Mekong River.

Police Under Pressure: Sex Crime

Police Under Pressure: Sex Crime follows a police force as it investigates two missing teenage girls, both victims of grooming and horrific sex attacks.

Filmed before the Jay Report child abuse revelations became public, the programme follows South Yorkshire Police as it tries to deal with child sexual exploitation.

With unprecedented access to investigating officers, Police Under Pressure: Sex Crime shows the challenges officers face when trying to bring child abusers to justice.

Thirteen year-old Marta (not her real name) has gone missing from her Sheffield home and police are struggling to find her, until they receive a tip off that she’s been staying at a Bradford hotel.

In the hotel’s CCTV footage, Marta can be clearly seen wandering in and out of hotel bedrooms with up to three different men. The police find Marta and arrested the men seen in the CCTV images. But Marta denies anything has happened to her, forcing the police to release the men without charge. Officers know she has been groomed and without Marta’s testimony and forensic evidence, it will be hard to bring anyone to justice.

Just one week later 14 year-old Karolina is reported missing and following a 24-hour search she is found in a Bradford house but denies anything has happened to her, so once again police have to release suspects without charge.

But after weeks of sensitive interviews both girls finally reveal a catalogue of horrific sexual assaults and rape. Although the police have the accounts they need, they need hard evidence to corroborate their statements if they are to secure convictions.

Director and Series Producer: Ricardo Pollack

Executive Producers: Emma Loach and Peter Dale

Commissioning Editor for the BBC: Clare Paterson

Rugby League: Four Nations Highlights

Tanya Arnold introduces highlights from this weekend’s Four Nations games in New Zealand and Australia, which would determine which two teams will progress to next weekend’s final.

England took on the Kiwis in Dunedin while the Kangaroos hosted Samoa in Wollongong.

Monday 10 November




Pam is struggling to hold things together as she worries whether Emma will uncover her secret.

In the light of recent events, Mick confides to Linda what he really wants.

Fatboy becomes suspicious about Dot’s whereabouts.

Pam is played by Lin Blakely, Emma by Anna Acton, Mick by Danny Dyer, Linda by Kellie Bright, Fatboy by Ricky Norwood and Dot by June Brown.

Gareth Malone’s All-Star Choir

This year Pudsey has enlisted choirmaster Gareth Malone to bring together an array of untrained voices from the world of television, sport and theatre to form Gareth Malone’s All-Star Choir, to release the official 2014 BBC Children in Need single.

Actresses Alison Steadman and Linda Robson will sing alongside EastEnders actor Nitin Ginatra and Strictly Come Dancing Queen of Mean, Craig Revel-Horwood. Also searching for their inner songbird are Countryfile’s John Craven, Blue Peter’s Radzi Chinyanganya, Bake Off co-host Mel Giedroyc and comedian Jo Brand. Fabrice Muamba and Margaret 'The Machine' Alphonsi join the choir from the world of football and rugby respectively, and the line-up is completed by Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine and actor Larry Lamb.

From Media City Salford to the world famous Wembley Arena, in the second of this two-part documentary Gareth and his All-Star Choir undertake a promotional tour across the country to drum up support for their charity single. They put their nerves to the test in preparation for their final showcase performance at BBC Children in Need’s gala dinner, where they will perform to guests including influential music industry figures. Will the choir be able to find their voices in time, and will the single see Gareth Malone return to the top of the charts?

Gareth Malone’s All-Star Choir (2x60') is produced by Twenty Twenty Productions for BBC One. It was commissioned by Maxine Watson, BBC Commissioning Editor, Documentaries, and is executive produced by Tim Carter and Helen Soden at Twenty Twenty Productions.

The Battle For Rochester And Strood: A BBC South East Special

Ahead of what’s been called ‘the most important by-election in the last 30 years’, BBC South East will be hosting a one-off special debate on the battle for the parliamentary seat in Rochester & Strood.

22.35 - BBC One and BBC Radio Kent

22.40 - BBC News Channel

Ahead of what’s been called the most important by-election of the last 30 years, BBC South East will be hosting a one-off special debate on the battle for the parliamentary seat in Rochester & Strood.

Broadcast simultaneously on BBC One South East, BBC Radio Kent and the BBC News Channel, the debate will discuss the key issues in the by-election triggered by Mark Reckless' defection from the Conservatives to the UK Independence Party earlier this year. The resulting election on 20 November could see Nigel Farage's party gain its second parliamentary seat.

The debate will take place in front of an invited audience who won’t be pulling any punches when putting their questions to prospective parliamentary candidates. They will be covering the biggest topics affecting the area, and the country, today: the future of the NHS, immigration, the UK’s place in Europe and the economy.

The panel will include all five candidates from the main parties including: Mark Reckless (UKIP), Naushabah Khan (Labour), Geoff Juby (Liberal Democrats), Clive Gregory (Green Party) and Kelly Tolhurst (Conservatives).





Tennis: World Tour Finals

Sue Barker presents live coverage from the ATP World Tour Finals, the star-studded finale to the men’s tennis season.

The world’s top players will be present, including two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who will be making a record 13th consecutive appearance at the season-ending event.

Commentary comes from Andrew Castle and Tim Henman.

Football: FA Cup Second Round Draw

Mark Chapman introduces live coverage of the draw for the second round of the FA Cup.

The League One, League Two and non-league clubs who have reached this stage are now just one win away from a potential tie with the likes of Manchester United or Arsenal, who are the most successful teams in FA Cup history.


Gary reveals a strange link between his former client and Amy, but just as Jack and Gary start to put the pieces together their only reliable source is compromised.

Meanwhile, Madison arrives in Seattle and threatens an old acquaintance.

Richard attempts to conceal his secret continues while handling rising pressure from Rose.

CAST: John Simm plays Jack, Mira Sorvino plays Amy, James Frain plays Richard, Millie Brown plays Madison and Tory Kittles plays Gary.



Tree Fu Tom

Ranger Tom and the Carrots of Doom. Take a trip to Treetopolis as mini but mighty super-hero Tree Fu Tom and his ranger friends continue their adventures in the great outdoors on Monday November 10. In this week’s episode orange, pointy things fall from the sky - could it be the Carrots of Doom?

Striving to earn their Green Fingers badge, Rangers Tom and Twigs plant what they think are harmless carrot seeds. The carrots grow out of control and when harvested, cause havoc for everyone in Treetopolis. Tree Fu Tom follows the antics of Tom, a young boy who uses magic action-movements to transform into a tiny but mighty, magical super-hero.

In Treetopolis Tom meets his fantastical friends and becomes embroiled in action-packed adventures which lead to trouble and impending disaster. But with the help of the audience performing Tree Fu moves, Tom creates spectacular Big World Magic and saves the day.

Tuesday 11 November




Linda faces an extremely tough decision - but can she confide in Mick?

Kat starts to regain her confidence and goes for a drink with Stacey - but returns home to some shocking news.

Carol pays a visit to Dot’s house and is horrified to discover the truth.

Linda is played by Kellie Bright, Mick by Danny Dyer, Kat by Jessie Wallace, Stacey by Lacey Turner, Carol by Lindsey Coulson and Dot by June Brown.

The Missing

2006. The investigation into Oliver’s disappearance continues, while Tony’s past comes back to haunt him.

Ian Garrett continues to offer his support, and his friendship with Tony deepens.

An undercover police officer in Paris comes forward with possible information about Oliver Hughes.

In the present day, Tony and Julien are relieved that the case has now officially been reopened. Emily (pictured) returns to Chalons Du Bois and begins to face the demons from her past. Progress into the case is initially slow, but the episode ends with a shocking new lead.

Tony is played by James Nesbitt, Emily by Frances O’Connor, Julien by Tcheky Karyo and Oliver by Oliver Hunt.

imagine…Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M

Alan Yentob meets The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler, in New York City, nearly 50 years after she began her meteoric rise from a nightclub act to Hollywood legend.

An outrageous, captivating entertainer, Bette Midler’s talents combine a soulful voice and the raucous wit of Mae West. At the age of 20, in the space of a year she went from working in a pineapple factory in Hawaii to a role in the 1967 Broadway hit Fiddler On The Roof. It was Bette’s instinct and guts that catapulted her from virtual obscurity to the very top of the entertainment business. With her first new album in eight years, Ms Midler is back to entertain us.



Tennis: World Tour Finals

Sue Barker presents live coverage of the ATP World Tour Finals, which are taking place in London for the sixth consecutive year.

Among those who will be in action at the spectacular 02 Arena this season are Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic, while the ever-popular Roger Federer will be making a record 13th consecutive appearance, along with fellow Swiss player and Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka.

Match commentary comes from Andrew Castle and Tim Henman.

Teenage Tommies

In this moving tribute to the teenage heroes of the Great War, Fergal Keane unearths the most powerful stories of Britain’s Boy Soldiers.

As many as 250,000 boys under the age of 18 served in the British Army during World War One, and every tenth volunteer lied about his age. Fergal looks to find out what made them enlist. Were they motivated by patriotism, or the spirit of adventure?

Fergal follows the children into the trenches to see how they coped with the reality of war. He explores how, as the casualties began to mount, a movement grew in Britain to get them home. Fergal also meets the children and grandchildren of these former boy solders, uncovering heartrending, but often uplifting, stories and taking them on an emotional journey to the places where their ancestors trained and fought.

Exec Producer - Mike Connolly, Northern Island

Commissioned by Martin Davidson

BBC Productions, Northern Ireland - 1x60 minutes



Wizards Vs Aliens

Young wizard Tom Clarke and his science-savvy friend Benny attempt to stop the Nekross, who are threatening to destroy everything in their pursuit of magic, in this sci-fi adventure series.

Tom is reunited with his long-lost grandfather who had been lost on the Neverside for 30 years. But can the wizards put aside their differences and save Ursula before Old Bethesta drains her of Magic and wakes her daughters from their sleep of stone?

Wizards Vs Aliens is produced by BBC Cymru Wales for CBBC.

Wednesday 12 November



Waterloo Road

Lenny (pictured) crumbles under the pressure of looming exams. Allie is devastated to find out Vaughan’s secret and Sue tries in vain to keep her distance from Hector.

Lenny is desperate to do well in his preliminary exams – but all-night study sessions and excessive energy drinks throw his nerves into overdrive, causing concern among the staff about his emotional wellbeing. Lisa’s attempts to lead him astray only serve to drive a wedge between them.

Allie is determined to move forward in her relationship with Vaughan but is furious to find out that he has been keeping a big secret from her and forces him to make a decision about his arrangement with his ex-wife.

Sue has second thoughts about her fling with Hector, but he’s not ready to let her go.

Lenny is played by Joe Slater, Allie by Nicola Stephenson, Vaughan is played by Neil Pearson, Sue by Vanessa Hehir, Hector by Leon Ockenden and Lisa by Caitlin Gillespie.

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



Tennis: World Tour Finals

Sue Barker introduces further live coverage of the ATP World Tour Finals from the O2 Arena in London.

The likes of Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi have all won this season-ending event, but the most successful player in its history is Roger Federer. The Swiss superstar is back again this year, aiming for a record seventh title in his 13th consecutive appearance at the season’s finale.

Match commentary and expert analysis comes from Andrew Castle and Tim Henman.



Our School

The documentary series continues this week, following a group of young people as they make the transition between primary and secondary school.

In episode ten of Our School, we meet best friends Owen and Harry who were inseparable at primary school but want to make new friends…could cheeky Iman be just who they have been looking for?! Owen struggles with his homework and fails to deliver it on time. His teacher decides to take the matter in hand – with a bit of help from Owen's best friend Harry. speak to Owen and help him manage his new workload in secondary school. Iman tries his hand at Japanese in one of his lessons and shows off his new language skills. And Harry is being cheeky around the school and draws attention from his friends and teachers.

Our School is produced by Twofour for CBBC

The Next Step

CBBC’s reality-style children’s drama follows the lives of a group of dancers at The Next Step Dance Studio as they attempt to win the regional dance championships.

Since everyone has been working so hard in preparation for Regionals, Kate and Chris hold a pizza party at The Next Step studio. Everyone has a good time getting to hang out as friends, and not just dance mates.

Starring Alexandra Beaton (Emily), Victoria Baldesarra (Michelle), Brittany Raymond (Riley), Trevor Tordjman (James), Isaac Lupien (Eldon), Brennan Clost (Daniel) and Lamar Johnson (West) as the A-Troupe dancers.

Wizards Vs Aliens

Young wizard Tom Clarke and his science-savvy friend Benny attempt to stop the Nekross, who are threatening to destroy everything in their pursuit of magic, in this sci-fi adventure series.

Tom is contacted by Katie when something terrifies her grandfather at the spooky disused Blackberry Theatre. He doesn’t believe in ghosts but they discover something far worse – a Neverside Witch with wicked plans for the Magical Line Of Crowe.

Wizards Vs Aliens is produced by BBC Cymru Wales for CBBC.



1964 General Election

Fifty years on, BBC Parliament offers a chance to relive the historic 1964 General Election. Harold Wilson (pictured) led Labour to a win on a slim majority, ending 13 years in power for the Conservative party led by Sir Alec Douglas-Home. He had succeeded Harold Macmillan as party leader and prime minister only 12 months earlier.

Richard Dimbleby presents the 1964 General Election results programme from Thursday 15 October 1964, with analysis by Ian Trethowan, David Butler and Robert McKenzie and interviews by Robin Day, Cliff Michelmore and ‘man about town’ David Frost with leading political figures and commentators.

Thursday 13 November




Kat and Stacey’s relationship suffers when it becomes clear that Stacey has a problem with Alfie.

Aunt Babe is on a mission to find out what Stan is up to but will she uncover the truth?

An upset and self-conscious Sonia makes a suspicious phone call – what is she up to?

Kat is played by Jessie Wallace, Stacey by Lacey Turner, Alfie by Shane Richie, Aunt Babe by Annette Badland, Stan by Timothy West and Sonia by Natalie Cassidy.



Tennis: World Tour Finals

Live coverage from the O2 Arena in London, where the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals are taking place.

The world’s elite players, including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, will be among the field hoping to lift the trophy and take home the £1.25m prize money on offer to any player who wins the event without losing a match.

Presented by Sue Barker with analysis and match commentary from Andrew Castle and Tim Henman.

The Fall

It has been ten days since Paul Spector told DSI Stella Gibson that she would never catch him.

As Gibson tries in vain to help Spector’s surviving victim remember the identity of her attacker, Spector is forced to deal with the loose ends that he left behind in Belfast.

His return to the city to discover that someone from his past has been helping police with their enquiries, forcing Spector to change his plans - with terrifying consequences.



Puppy Love

A new six-part comedy series for BBC Four, Puppy Love is a story of love, dogs and the love of dogs.

When dog trainer Nana V (Joanna Scanlan) is called out to rescue a dangerous dog in a residential area, she gains the attention of local man Alexander Moss (Tobias Menzies), who is having an embarrassing problem with his dog, Toffee. Meanwhile, new puppy owner and Future’Z charity worker, Naomi Singh (Vicki Pepperdine), visits Nana V to begin the proceedings of administering a grant to Eron (Aron Julius), her imprisoned daughter’s son.

But they soon find themselves at odds, when Naomi also bumps into the friendly Alexander and they become rivals for his attention. Meanwhile, Naomi, and husband Ravi (Gordon Warnecke), are surprised to find that her daughter, Jasmine (Selina Borji), has had a secret boyfriend, who she’s just broken up with.

Friday 14 November



Children in Need

Sir Terry Wogan and Tess Daly kick off this year’s Children in Need night of fun and fundraising with entertainment treats from Strictly Come Dancing, the cast of EastEnders as you’ve never seen them before, and West End hit Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Also appearing will be Gareth Malone and his All-Star Choir performing the official BBC Children in Need single for the first time on television, Doctor Who and screen legends Tom and Jerry team up with some of the BBC’s best-loved television shows.

Some famous faces from Albert Square return in an exclusive sketch; Fearne Cotton joins in the fun, plus Cheryl sings; and a unique one-off live performance from One Direction.

Children in Need

Sir Terry Wogan is joined by Rochelle Humes and Nick Grimshaw as Children in Need’s glittering night of entertainment continues with the much anticipated exclusive reunion from S Club 7.

Even more treats to be enjoyed include Call The Midwife, Cirque de Soleil, Rixton, Gemma Arterton and the cast of Made In Dagenham, plus musicals Sunny Afternoon and Once with Ronan Keating.



Children in Need

The Children in Need entertainment feast switches over to BBC Two - and Albert Square - where Shane Richie will be joined by a host of stars live from the Queen Vic, along with a very special house band - The Script.

The night of stars continues with more musical treats from One Direction and Boyzone.

Tom Kerridge's Best Ever Dishes: Lush Lunches

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge believes that we all deserve a proper lunch - and he’s not talking about soggy sandwiches and a packet of crisps.

Tom believes that we all deserve a proper lunch and he’s not talking about soggy sandwiches and a packet of crisps. In this episode Tom shows us some great recipes for livening up your lunches and making them proper lush. First up its tomato soup done properly – made with fresh tomatoes and thickened with bread. There’s his twist on a classic ham and mushroom pie and then he makes a crispy duck salad with an Asian style dressing that will blow any chicken Caesar out of the water.

He visits a steelworks in York to cook up the ultimate steak sandwich. The Pittsburgh black and blue steak was so named because the steelworkers would apparently cook their meat on the hot steel so it was black on the outside and blue on the inside. Tom wants to see if this really works cook and the hungry guys at the metal works certainly seem to think so as the steak sandwiches go down much better than their usual lunch options. For dessert Tom serves up a light muscovado cream topped with fruit that can be made up in advance and are perfect lunch time treat.

Tennis: World Cup Finals

Sue Barker hosts live coverage from the ATP World Tour Finals in London, where the round-robin phase is in its concluding stages.

The tournament, which rounds off the 2014 season, and which features the world’s top eight players, is one of the most prestigious on the tennis calendar – and with the eventual champion in line to earn £1.25m if he can stay undefeated, players will be competing for more than just honour.

Commentary comes from Andrew Castle and Tim Henman



Johnny Cash - The Man, His World, His Music

Part of Country Nights on BBC Four and BBC Radio 2, a season of programmes delving into the rich history of country music and exploring its current revival.

This is a rare chance to see Robert Elfstrom’s 1969 classic film, which captures the Man In Black as he reaches the first of many peaks in his roller-coaster career.

Fresh on the heels of his Folsom Prison album, Cash reveals the dark intensity and raw talent that made him a country music star and cultural icon. Director Robert Elfstrom got closer than any other filmmaker to Cash, who is seen performing with his new bride June Carter Cash; in a rare duet with Bob Dylan; and behind the scenes with friends, family and aspiring young musicians - painting an unforgettable portrait that endures beyond the singer’s 2003 death.

Bob Harris: My Nashville

Part of Country Nights on BBC Four and BBC Radio 2, a season of programmes delving into the rich history of country music and exploring its current revival.

‘Whispering’ Bob Harris journeys to America’s country music capital and reveals why Nashville became Music City USA. From the beginnings of the Grand Ole Opry on commercial radio, through the threatening onset of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, right up to the modern mainstream hits of Music Row, this is the story of how music has shaped Nashville and why today it’s a place of pilgrimage for musicians from all over the world.

As well as iconic venues on Lower Broadway and the historic hit factories of 16th Avenue, Bob also explores the East Nashville music scene and discovers a rebellious flip-side to the country coin.

With exclusive performances from the city’s top talent and interviews with Emmylou Harris, Duane Eddy, Dave Stewart and Rosanne Cash, Bob explains why country music owes its enduring success to Nashville’s unique nurturing community of songwriters.

Brad Paisley And Friends

Country superstar Brad Paisley performs stripped-back acoustic versions of his hits, with the songwriters who worked on them with him. A unique performance recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC’s Radio Theatre in central London.

Brad tells the stories behind the songs, reflects on what makes a great country songwriter and unveils the worst English accent since Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.

Brad Paisley is one of contemporary country music’s biggest stars with over 13 million albums sold worldwide and a record 10 consecutive number one singles in the US country charts. He is also one of the world’s most accomplished guitarists, whose fans include Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler.

Part of Country Nights on BBC Four and BBC Radio 2, a season of programmes delving into the rich history of country music and exploring its current revival.

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