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Saturday 22 October

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

Strictly Come Dancing

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman return to the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom this weekend as the battle for the Glitterball Trophy continues. The 12 remaining couples will each take to the floor in a bid to impress the awesome foursome of Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood in the studio and the viewers at home.

As the competition reaches its fifth week, the judges will be looking for the couples to really show what they are capable of. After the judges have given their scores, the public will have the chance to cast their votes.

The two couples with the lowest combined judges’ scores and viewer votes will face the dreaded dance-off on Sunday’s Results show. You won’t want to miss it.

Casualty: Night Of The Loving Dead

Robyn arrives at work in a state - she still hasn’t found Glen. As she realises that Glen doesn’t want to be found, she asks Dylan to help her get an appointment for termination.

David finds Robyn in agony in the toilet and thinks she’s having a miscarriage. Dylan and David check the baby for a heartbeat; it’s tense and doesn’t look good. David realises the volume is down on the Doppler as Robyn hears the heartbeat. Will this change her feelings about a termination?

Elle offers Ethan two tickets to a hospital awards night. Caleb wants to take them off his hands as he’s keen to take Alicia, but Ethan didn’t think he was interested in her and refuses to give him both. Instead he plucks up the courage to ask Alicia to the awards himself... but will she accept?

Pictured: Ethan Hardy (George Rainsford) Matilda, Caleb Knight (Richard Winsor)

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

The School That Got Teens Reading

As part of the BBC’s #LoveToRead campaign, The School That Got Teens Reading explores the challenge of inspiring reluctant teenagers to read. Actor and comedian Javone Prince comes in to shake up the classroom, with the help of presenter and author Helen Skelton.

Ripley Academy in Lancaster is the biggest and one of the most successful schools in Lancashire, but despite its outstanding Ofsted report the Academy can’t get its pupils to engage in one of the most important skills imaginable - reading.

It's a problem that secondary schools and parents are facing across the country. Ripley has exhausted every technique and tried hundreds of books. Now it’s time for something completely new: they’ve invited actor and comedian Javone Prince to shake things up a bit - and life in school is about to change.

With the help of Helen Skelton, Javone’s mission is to inspire Ripley’s most reluctant readers to take the plunge, and make reading for pleasure a habit for life.

BBC THREE

BBC THREE

Class: The Coach With The Dragon Tattoo

Following the tragic events at the Prom, a devastated Ram isolates himself from the other three as he struggles with his new reality. Desperate to hold himself together on the football pitch, when he thinks he witnesses someone getting skinned alive he's convinced he's cracking up.

But when Tanya, Charlie and April are all confronted with the same thing: a horrific, monstrous, skin-peeling dragon, they know that they're under attack. The gang must pull together to fight against the monster, and try to keep Coal Hill safe.

Class - For Tonight We Might Die

It's a new term at Coal Hill Academy, and students are preparing for their Autumn Prom. But when the school comes under attack from the monstrous Shadow Kin, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them.

Charlie, April, Ram and Tanya, assisted by their physics teacher Miss Quill, are now charged with a great responsibility by the mysterious alien known as 'The Doctor': to guard against the creatures of nightmare, who want nothing more than to find a way through to Earth and take it for their own.

And this incursion is only the beginning…

Sunday 23 October

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

Strictly Come Dancing - The Results Show

After last night’s performances, it’s time for Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman to reveal the two couples with the lowest combined scores in Strictly Come Dancing - The Results Show.

Tonight’s show begins as Len Goodman opens the doors to a very special department store, as the Judges join the professional dancers for a peek inside the show stopping Strictly emporium.

Then it is down to business as the bottom two dancing duos take to the famous ballroom floor to dance for survival. Which couple will Len, Darcey, Bruno and Craig save, and who will leave the competition? The remaining 11 couples will go forward to next weekend for the spooktacular Strictly Halloween special.

This weekend's musical performance comes from the American singing sensation LeAnn Rimes and Lens’ Lens will once again be putting Saturday night’s routines under the microscope.

Poldark

Ross and Dwight face a magistrate’s trial for their roles in the ill-fated smuggling venture. On top of this Dwight reveals that his marriage with Caroline is cancelled and he is thinking of joining the navy.

Ross admits to Demelza he has sold their shares in Wheal Leisure to give Elizabeth the money, and it looks as though Wheal Grace must now close.

George sends false tin prospectors to Trenwith to spook Elizabeth, but their presence enrages her mother so much that she suffers a stroke. Elizabeth calls for George’s help, who tells Elizabeth that he can provide her with everything she needs if she agrees to marry him.

Disaster strikes as the new mine collapses and Ross returns to Nampara, devastated, to find a letter from Elizabeth explaining she has agreed to marry George. Though Demelza tries to stop him, Ross rides through the night to Trenwith, intent on seeing Elizabeth...

Pictured: Aunt Agatha (Caroline Blakiston) Elizabeth (Heidi Reed)

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

NFL Live: New York Giants v LA Rams

Nat Coombs presents live coverage as Twickenham hosts its first ever NFL game when the New York Giants take on the Los Angeles Rams.

The Giants return to London nine years after they were involved in the NFL’s debut match at Wembley in 2007, when they beat the Miami Dolphins. It’s the second of three NFL International Series games being held in London in 2016 with the other two taking place at Wembley.

Analysis comes from Mike Carlson and Osi Umenyiora.

Wild West: America's Great Frontier

In the final part of the series viewers will be taken on a journey to the Wild West’s rugged shoreline.

Narrated by James Norton, this episode reveals an abundance of life in some of the richest seas on earth, from the mysterious Sea of Cortez to the wild and elemental Pacific Ocean, and witnesses stunning landscapes being shaped by powerful earth forces as they tear into the earth’s crust, like the infamous San Andreas Fault.

In extraordinary and rarely-captured scenes, filmed using the latest technology, blue whales and their calves are attracted to the warm and sheltered Sea of Cortez; grunion fish come ashore on full moon to spawn in their thousands, but find themselves at the mercy of a flock of hungry pelicans; and in the furthest outpost of the Wild West, grey whales form a unique friendship with a small community of people.

Here the Wild West’s greatest rewards come from its restless shores.

Pictured: Two California sea lions play near a shoal of big-eyed scads, (referred to locally as 'sardines') in Los Islotes, Sea of Cortez.

BBC FOUR

BBC FOUR

Aberfan: The Green Hollow

Some of Wales’ best known acting talent, including Michael Sheen, Jonathan Pryce, Siân Phillips, Eve Myles and Iwan Rheon, star in The Green Hollow - a 60-minute film-poem by multi-award winning poet, novelist and playwright Owen Sheers.

The production draws on interviews with survivors, parents and people involved in the rescue operation, many of whom have never before spoken about their experiences.

The film uses verse, imagery and music to explore the identity of the village before and after the tragedy. It aims to embrace the disaster’s legacy as well as celebrating the strength of the community today.

The star cast list continues with Karl Johnson, Robert Pugh, Kimberley Nixon, Eiry Thomas, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Menna Trussler, Matthew Aubrey, Matthew Gravelle, Sharon Morgan, Boyd Clack, Lisa Palfrey, Shelley Rees, Richard Lynch, Matthew Raymond, Amy Morgan and Ryan Owen. There are also some contributions from community members and new young local acting talent.

Owen Sheers says: “Writing it was emotionally daunting, but it’s also been a tremendous privilege to have been trusted with the stories of Aberfan. Given that trust, I hope The Green Hollow is a fitting tribute and memorial, not just through being true, but through being beautiful too.”

Aberfan: The Green Hollow is part of a series of commemorative programmes by BBC Wales, marking 50 years since the Aberfan disaster, which touched people around the world. On 21 October 1966, an avalanche of coal waste crashed into a school and the nearby houses in Aberfan, killing 144 people including 116 children.

CBBC

CBBC

CBBC @ Radio 1’s Teen Awards

The number 1 teen event of the year returns in 2016. With the ticker tape barely settled, CBBC will be broadcasting the best of the afternoon’s events and performances straight after the show itself, which honours the UK’s unsung teenage heroes as well as the year’s best music, online, sport and entertainment stars.

Radio 1’s Teen Awards 2016 will feature a star studded line-up of pop acts including Jess Glynne, Shawn Mendes, Little Mix, The Vamps and DNCE, while Radio 1 Breakfast host Nick Grimshaw will present the star-studded ceremony and will be joined throughout the event by some special co-hosts.

Radio 1’s Teen Awards is one of the biggest moments in the pop music calendar, with an audience of 10,000 14-17 year-olds, and the recognition of four very special Teen Heroes at the heart of the event. Nominated by Radio 1 listeners, the deserving winners in 2016 were chosen by a panel of judges consisting of Radio 1 DJs and former Teen Heroes. In conjunction with BBC Make it Digital, there will also be The Make it Digital Teen Hero Award.

The event also crowns celebrity winners for Best British Solo Artist, Best British Group, Best International Solo Artist, Best International Group, Best Single, Most Entertaining Celebrity, Best Film, Best TV Show, Best Sports Star, Best Vlogger and Best Game - with special surprise guests dropping by to present awards to some of the categories.

A Lemonade Money TV Production for CBBC

Monday 24 October

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

Countryfile Autumn Diaries

In a five-part seasonal celebration, join John Craven, Jules Hudson and Keeley Donovan as they celebrate how the countryside transforms itself to autumn, with on-location reports from Paul Martin, Margherita Taylor (pictured) and introducing international Para-dressage rider Diana Man.

Across the week the team travel the length and breath of Britain to bring you the best stories behind this extraordinary season. The series will be reveal controversial plans that may help save one of our most cherished native species - the red squirrel, reveal the secrets of growing record breaking giant vegetables and report on the surge in rural crime and the impact this is having on countryside communities.

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Autumn is the season of harvest. A time when our woodlands come alive with colour and for wildlife, it’s a chance to stock up their larders before the harsh winter days ahead.

Monday
Keeley’s in Northumberland’s Kielder Forest, to report on the controversial plan to protect one of our most cherished native species - the red squirrel. Margherita reveals the secrets to how to grow record-breaking giant vegetables.


And each day Paul Martin will be breathing new life into his Victorian smallholding in Wiltshire. His autumn diary starts with giving his woodland trees a seasonal MOT as the leaves begin to fall.

Tuesday
As the salmon season gets underway, Keeley’s on the River Tyne in Northumberland to find out what’s being done to save our wild salmon stocks. Margherita’s on the case of a furry alien menace that could soon be invading your home.

Paul Martin visits a community project that’s bringing farm animals to the heart of the city. And Jules discovers how your dog could be a killer without your even knowing it.

Wednesday
John Craven is joined by the team - Margherita Taylor, Jules Hudson and Paul Martin - to bring the very best of the seasonal stories that matter to you.

In Lincolnshire, Jules joins the Police on the front line of rural crime as they crack down on illegal hare coursing by organized criminal gangs.

Margherita discovers why the nation’s favourite animal – the hedgehog - is heading towards extinction and she reveals what you can do to help this prickly problem.

Diana Man has always been a keen horse rider but what will she make of the newest trend of putting glitter tattoos on ponies? She joins the international polo team to find out why they’re fans.

And rookie smallholder Paul Martin discovers that our £7.9 billion coffee habit could come handy to grow an autumnal favourite – mushrooms - at home.

Thursday
Spiders strike fear in many people, but autumn is the time they love best. Jules discovers why our eight-legged friends are moving indoors and reveals why they make the ideal housemate. Also Margherita finds out why our pets are proving to be the perfect pick me up.

And down on his smallholding, Paul Martin is on the hunt for a ram to introduce to his flock of Wiltshire Horns - but will he find Mr Right for his ewes?

Friday
As we look forward to Winter, Keeley’s investigating why light pollution could be damaging both to wildlife and our health. Margherita uncovers a secret garden that’s inspiring inner city kids to grow and eat their greens. Jules reveals some tips for living off-grid in the woods, whilst Paul’s finding out if his smallholding will come up to scratch as a site to release rehabilitated wildlife.

Inside Out: Can the NHS survive diabetes?

Regional current affairs programme Inside Out investigates how serious the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes is for patients, for the NHS and for NHS finances.

Experts warn the predicted rise in preventable diabetes is putting huge strain on health service finances. With increasing numbers of young people now being diagnosed, the health service is facing a ticking time bomb. So is this a crisis that will bankrupt our already fragile NHS?

Inside Out interviews doctors, researchers, a health economist and the NHS clinical director for obesity and diabetes. We meet the man who ignored his diagnosis for 20 years and is now permanently disabled and the 16 year-old who says diagnosis last year has changed her life forever. And we confront the public with the reality of the huge number of amputations directly related to the disease.

Reporting locally, all 11 regions will look at the steps being taken in their area to tackle type 2 diabetes and the complications that account for 80 percent of the health costs.

Inside Out’s Diabetes Special airs on Monday 24 October on BBC One at 7.30pm across all 11 regions, and will be available on the BBC iPlayer for 30 days.

EastEnders

Jane is on a mission to get to the bottom of what’s going on at Beale’s – will the truth out?

Lee and Whitney plan for the future.

Kathy interferes with Ben’s plans.

Jane is played by Laurie Brett, Lee by Danny-Boy Hatchard, Whitney by Shona McGarty, Kathy by Gillian Taylforth and Ben by Harry Reid.

Saving Africa's Elephants: Hugh And The Ivory War

Every day more than 80 elephants are killed in Africa for their ivory. At this rate, experts have warned that the African elephant could be extinct in the wild within 25 years. In the first of this investigative two-part series, broadcaster and environmental campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is on a mission to find out how this brutal, illegal trade can be stopped.

Starting in the poaching hot spot of Northern Mozambique, Hugh joins the conservationists, rangers and villagers who patrol from the air and on the ground, to find out why Niassa National Reserve has lost almost two thirds of its elephants in only three years.

Discovering the grim reality of the situation, Hugh follows the ivory trail through the port of Mombasa in Kenya, where a whistleblower reveals the corruption that lets smuggled ivory through the port.

From there, Hugh heads to one of the busiest ivory markets in the world: Hong Kong, where carved ivory is sold openly in licensed shops. Antique ivory, defined as pre-1947, is considered legal around the world, but fresh ivory is not. However it is impossible for an untrained eye to tell the difference and the rules of the trade are riddled with confusion. Hugh goes undercover with secret cameras to prove that traders are laundering recently-poached ivory smuggled in from Africa, and most surprising of all, he discovers that the UK and Europe are complicit in fuelling these markets.

Back in the UK, Hugh uses radio carbon dating to reveal that carved ivory pieces on sale here are not always the antiques they claim to be.

These shocking results lead him to call into question the UK Government’s policy on ivory. Are they prepared to take action? Hugh is determined to get answers at the highest level.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

Great British Menu

It's the National Finals of Great British Menu. Over the past eight weeks, chefs from across the UK have been challenged to create dishes that showcase contemporary cuisine and demonstrate the transformation in British food during the Queen's historic reign. Now, the winning chefs from each region will return to cook their dishes again in the hope of making it onto the final banquet menu.

Before cooking starts, the eight regional champions are called to London's Southbank to get a sight of the prize: the chance to cook at a banquet held at the Palace of Westminster, in celebration of everyday Great Britons honoured by the Queen. It has a huge impact on every one of the chefs - each is determined to do all they can to get a dish to the banquet.

From Monday through to Thursday the chefs will be cooking for the judges, Matthew Fort, Prue Leith and Oliver Peyton, with a different returning guest judge each day. Chefs will also mark their fellow chefs' dishes and the average of their scores will be added to the judges' scores. The result will be a shortlist of top dishes, or if one chef produces an outstanding dish, it could go straight onto the banquet menu.

Monday: There are some shocks and surprises on today's starter course as the chefs' opinions differ from the judges', and one chef struggles to contain his emotions as the judges deliver the result.

Tuesday: After disappointing scores in the regional heats, two of the chefs have opted to radically change their fish dishes. Once again opinions are divided and it's a surprise to see which two chefs end up at the bottom of the leader board.

Wednesday: It's a nerve-wracking day as three of the eight regional champions have decided to cook new and untested dishes, while a fourth chef is turning what was his starter into his main course. There's crushing disappointment for one chef, who, after misjudging his timings, fears he might have ruined what could be a winning main course.

Thursday: The competition is more intense than ever with the chefs dishing up some original, creative and technically difficult desserts. The superlatives are flying in the chamber as the judges are impressed again and again. Once the dessert course is over it's time for the judges to create the final banquet menu - and reveal to the chefs who'll get the chance to cook a dish at the Houses of Parliament.

Banquet (Friday)

Great British Menu's winning chefs arrive at the Palace of Westminster to cook for the Banquet of Great Britons. Welcoming them is banquet host, Lindsay Hoyle MP, Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons. It is the chefs' first time here and they are overawed by the grandeur of the Houses of Parliament, only to find out their prep time is limited as the Parliament kitchens are a busy machine.

The Banquet guests include individuals from across the UK who have been honoured for their work for charity, for their community, or for their country. They include military hero Johnson Beharry VC, head teacher Kamal Hanif OBE, charity fundraiser Lynne McNicoll OBE, Anna Kennedy who has been honoured for her work for children with autism, 18 year old Louise Greer who campaigns for riding for the disabled, RNLI volunteers, food producers and women such as Justice Williams and Zoe Jackson who have received honours for their work with young people.

Also present are GBM guest judges Grace Dent, Kevin Gould and Enam Ali and GBM veteran chef judges Michael O'Hare, Lisa Allen, Daniel Clifford and Simon Rogan.

As the expectant diners take their seats, it's time for the chefs to demonstrate just why they are among the best in the country, as they attempt to pull off four stunning courses that leave the guests overwhelmed and delighted.

Morgana Robinson's The Agency

In this one-off Natalie Cassidy special, Natalie receives a call from her agent Vincent, who has some potentially troubling news.

He’s heard from an insider that EastEnders could be killing off a much-loved character - but doesn’t yet know who. Natalie has a new contract but is unable to print it off and secure her future because her dad corrupted the laptop with a virus as he tried to win free iPads online.

Natalie wants to get the computer fixed but the virus is relentlessly ordering online shopping deliveries. Things aren’t looking good for Natalie, but there is some silver lining in the shape of the shopping delivery van man who turns out to be a former lover from school.

Meanwhile Nat’s sister Cat is having some photos taken in the garage by a semi-professional photographer, in the hope of getting some catalogue modelling work. However, when the photographer’s intentions become questionable Natalie has to step in.

BBC FOUR

BBC FOUR

Sleuths, Spies And Sorcerers: Andrew Marr’s Paperback Heroes

What is it about stories of magic, adventure, and imaginary worlds that has turned fantasy fiction into one of the world’s most popular forms of storytelling, entrancing adults and children alike?

In this second episode, Andrew explores the conventions of fantasy fiction: its intricate imaginary worlds, its portals bridging one world to another; and common settings, within worlds on the brink of destruction. He also meets writers such as Neil Gaiman, Alan Garner, and Frances Hardinge and profiles key figures such as CS Lewis and Sir Terry Pratchett, Lewis Carroll, Philip Pullman and JRR Tolkien.

Andrew argues that these stories are filled with big ideas; there may be wizards with pointy hats, as well as the odd dragon, but what fantasy novels are really good at, Andrew argues, is allowing us to see our own world in a surprising way.

The current leading exponent of fantasy fiction is American writer George RR Martin whose novel A Game Of Thrones began a book-shelf buckling series of novels, and spawned a vast TV empire. However, Andrew reminds us that this is a genre whose origins are British, with a quest to reconnect readers with the ancient pre-Enlightenment ideas and folk-beliefs at its heart.

Sleuths, Spies and Sorcerers: Andrew Marr’s Paperback Heroes is a BBC Arts Bristol Production and is produced in partnership with The Open University.

Producer / Director: Andy Hall; Series Producer: Sebastian Barfield; Executive Producer: Michael Poole. Academic Consultants for The Open University are Derek Neale and Nicky Harlow

CBEEBIES

CBEEBIES

Teletubbies

Over the hills and far away, Teletubbies come to play. This week Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po’s fun-filled capers will explore Running, Fixing Things and Being Quiet.

The Teletubbies live in a world full of fun, love and laughter in the rolling green hills of Teletubbyland. Playing, dancing and singing in their modern, subterranean Home Dome, the Teletubbies are joined by an eclectic mix of characters, including hoover-like pet Noo-noo, the Tiddlytubbies, the caring voice trumpets, the temperamental Tubby Toast machine and the whirling, twirling Tubby Custard Ride.

On Monday Teletubbies do running races and they each have a chance to win. Noo-noo fixes the Tubby Custard Ride on Tuesday but when the Teletubbies go on it, it makes a lot of custard mess.

Tinky Winky can’t sleep on Wednesday, but his good intentions not to wake up the others goes wrong. Thursday sees the Teletubbies form their very own pop group and perform a song.

Friday sees the Teletubbies larking around with levers and buttons to make silly sounds in the Home Dome.

Relaunched in Autumn 2015, this iconic series has been refreshed for a new generation of children and features the voices of Jim Broadbent, Jane Horrocks, Daniel Rigby, Fearne Cotton and Antonia Thomas.

Tuesday 25 October

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

EastEnders

Stacey offers some advice to Bex.

Sharon is forced to make a decision about Dennis’ future.

Claudette and Patrick struggle with their relationship.

Stacey is played by Lacey Turner, Bex by Jasmine Armfield, Sharon by Letitia Dean, Claudette by Ellen Thomas and Patrick by Rudolph Walker.

Ordinary Lies

The second episode of Danny Brocklehurst’s hit drama focuses on Holly, MD Jenna’s PA. By the very nature of her job, she is always organised, in control of her life and of her surroundings - or so her colleagues think.

Holly’s insecurities and addiction to social media make her constantly feel that everyone around her is living a more exciting life than her own. After finding a note in her boyfriend Neil’s pocket, Holly convinces herself that he’s having second thoughts about their relationship. Desperately unhappy and anxious, she starts to reminisce about her old flame Adam Carver.

Discovering that Adam is newly single, Holly assumes a new online identity to try and win back his affection. But events soon spiral out of control, ending in tears and revelations.

Meanwhile, newly-divorced Ally is ecstatic when intern Ash asks her out on an official date. Is this the start of a true romance or is it all too good to be true?

Pictured: Holly (Kimberley Nixon)

BBC THREE

BBC THREE

American High School

In episode two we meet Rendull, captain of the basketball team. Handsome, charismatic and popular he seems to have the world at his feet, but a revelation about his personal life throws his plans for the future into disarray.

Vernon, the male cheerleader, has moved out of his family home and is sleeping on his best friend Breezy’s floor. But with a crucial basketball game coming up can he convince his estranged mother to come to see him perform with the cheerleading squad?

Meanwhile, star pupil Jalena finds out whether she’s been accepted into her dream college, and Dr Peters tries to re-house a homeless student.

In this brand new six-part series, BBC Three has unprecedented access to Orangeburg-Wilkinson, a majority African-American High School in South Carolina.

Pictured: Vernon with the Orangeburg Wilkinson High School cheerleaders

Wednesday 26 October

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

The Missing

Julien returns to Paris to visit the father of Sophie Giroux, but Remy isn’t all that pleased to see him. Meanwhile, Alice is upset by an argument in the house and begs her brother Matthew to act against his better judgment in order to help her feel safe.

When another unforeseeable trauma hits the Webster family it looks set to tear them apart for good.

In Iraq, Julien finally comes face to face with the AWOL British soldier he’s been searching for - but not in the way he expected. The trail of evidence looks like it leads back to Germany, but will Julien and Stefan make it out alive?

Back in Eckhausen, Gemma channels her energy into searching for the truth of what happened to her daughter, uncovering a vital clue.

Julien Baptiste is played by Tchéky Karyo, Remy Giroux by Fabrice Rodriguez, Alice Webster by Abigail Hardingham, Matthew Webster by Jake Davies, Stefan Andersson by Olafur Darri Olafsson and Gemma Webster by Keeley Hawes.

Pictured: Julien Baptiste (Tcheky Karyo), Daniel Reed (Daniel Ezra), Sean McIntyre (Olafur Darri Olafsoon)

BBC THREE

BBC THREE

Asian Provocateur - Mum's American Dream

This week Romesh’s enthusiastic younger brother Dinesh joins the family on a tour of the Deep South, with their Uncle Guru.

In New Orleans, the sibling rivalry gets off to a bad start when they take part in a professional wrestling match - in which Dinesh triumphs and Romesh is humiliated.

Things do not get any better for him when Guru turns up in an RV to take them cat-fishing in Mississippi. Can he redeem himself by joining a troupe of male cheerleaders in Alabama and putting on a guerrilla performance in front of an unsuspecting crowd?

By the final day of the road-trip Romesh's persistent petulance is too much, and his family give up on trying to get him to join in with Dinesh's lifelong dream of doing a sky dive.

Pictured: Romesh with The Prancing Elites

Thursday 27 October

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

EastEnders

Johnny comes to a realisation which he is forced to confront.

Worried about her sister, Kim takes matters into her own hands.

Kim is played by Tameka Empson and Johnny by Ted Reilly.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

The Fall

As Doctor Larson (Krister Henriksson) begins his assessment, Spector starts to open up about his past.

Meanwhile Spector’s legal team are determined to ensure that Spector never stands trial, causing Gibson’s conduct to come under further scrutiny.

Following their lead in London, Anderson (Colin Morgan) and Ferrington (Niamh McGrady) uncover someone with a link to Spector who could turn the whole case on its head.

Katie (Aisling Franciosi) appears in court having breached her parole and attacked her friend.

Pictured: DSI Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) DS Tom Anderson (Colin Morgan)

BBC FOUR

BBC FOUR

Railways: The Making Of A Nation - Food And Shopping

The railway had an impact on what the British people ate, and it changed their culinary tastes. Moving produce around at speed was suddenly possible and fresh meat, wet fish, dairy, fruit and veg were now widely available.

The people of London witnessed and benefited from dramatic changes in diets. With a new system of rapid transport it was now possible for the capital to enjoy food supplies from all corners of the nation. Diets improved in terms of the variety and quality of food available and Victorian men and women developed a taste for one particular dish that would be popular with the masses for generations to come - fish and chips.

Historian Liz McIvor explores how Britain’s expanding rail network was the spark to a social revolution, starting in the 1800s and through to modern times. 

Friday 28 October

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

EastEnders

It’s Lee stag do but what do his friends and family have in store?

Claudette goes to desperate lengths to get her way.

Lee is played by Danny-Boy Hatchard and Claudette by Ellen Thomas.

Still Game

Affairs of the heart stir up emotions as Jack and Victor offer unconventional marriage guidance to a Craiglang couple. Meanwhile, Navid and Boabby job-swap to prove who has the cushiest career.

Jack and Victor become unlikely marriage guidance counsellors when Fergie’s head is turned by beautiful redhead, Kayleigh. While his wife of just one year, Sinead, is blissfully unaware her hubby is lusting after another, Jack and Victor share their wisdoms about modern women’s needs with Fergie, however, their well-meaning advice proves to be less than helpful.

Meanwhile, Navid and Meena celebrate 40 years serving the Craiglang community with a special ‘one day only’ rollback experience in their shop. However, Boabby discovers the bargains are hard to find.

Disgruntled, Boabby goads Navid that his job is cushy compared to his at The Clansman. As the two clash, there’s only one way to resolve their spat - a job swap.

And as Navid gets behind The Clansman’s bar and Boabby plays shopkeeper, Jack and Victor unwittingly find themselves caught in the middle of a Craiglang love triangle.

Still Game follows the hilarious antics of lifelong pals, Jack and Victor, as they strike back at everything modern life has to throw at them.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

The Fall

The thrilling finale of The Fall sees the battle between Gibson and Spector reach its terrifying and inexorable conclusion.

As The Fall concludes, Gibson (Gillian Anderson) and Anderson (Colin Morgan) put fresh evidence to Spector (Jamie Dornan) - with explosive results.

Spector's new-found friendship in the secure psychiatric facility develops, with devastating consequences.

Gibson goes to see Katie, who is struggling with her incarceration.

Pictured: Katie Benedetto (Aisling Franciosi)

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