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_lsjvtl The clocks have gone back and winter is well and truly on the way. But while November can be quite a dreary month, there’s plenty going on to brighten your week. Tuesday is Bonfire Night, and on Saturday there will be the annual charity firework display taking place on the Rec. Firework displays are one of those wonderful things that bring generations together. From toddlers, to teenagers, parents and grandparents - whatever your age I don’t think the magic of watching the colourful explosions ever really fades, and there’s always

EDITORIAL Lynne Fernquest such a lovely atmosphere in the city that night too with so many people turning out to enjoy the display. What might be the biggest nights in Bath’s calendar is coming up soon too. On November 12 Mary Berry will be coming to switch on the Christmas lights, and that really will mark the start of the festive season. To mark the occasion we’ll be producing a special bumper edition of The Weekend next week. Make sure you don’t miss it!

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uterwear has been given a serious injection of cool this season. Lisa Haynes wraps up the most stylish ways to keep warm. If there’s one wardrobe staple for which impulse buys should be banned, it’s the

winter coat. A cosy cover-up is worth its weight in gold for the sheer amount of style impact it delivers on a day-to-day basis, so it pays to invest wisely. Let’s face it, no matter what you’re wearing underneath, it will always be the first thing that anyone looks at. Take cover with the styles to covet this winter. ■ Minimalist mode: The catwalk coat mood of this season is stripped back and chic with slightly mannish undertones. Good news when it comes to wardrobe endurance because the simpler the coat, the more likely it is to have a shelf life beyond one season. If the minimalist coat approach is for you, choose a timeless, neutral hue like black, navy, grey or camel. ■ Bright beauty: A coloured coat that packs a punch is just the antidote to dark, wintry nights. Pick your favourite hue from jewel tone indigos and emeralds, through to icy pastel pinks and mints. Ensure the shade takes centre stage by cutting down on fussy extra detailing like belts, oversized buttons and multiple pockets. Pink is the hottest hue of the season and your clothes will come up smelling of roses


if you wear the must-have blush against navy or grey clothing. ■ Statement maker: Animal prints are big news for this season but, for a quirky twist on traditional leopard, go wild and try a snow leopard colourway. Not just for Dalmatian dogs and Cruella de Vil – black on white spots is the go-to print this winter but keep the dots small, subtle and scattered so you don’t look like a cartoon character. For a more geometric look, select tartan-inspired or oversized checks to wow. If you can’t resist an element of costume drama, try embellished or embroidered coats in a straight cut and team with jeans and jumpers by day and LBDs for after-dark. ■ Texture clash: All-over faux furs are fine for the very depths of winter but beyond that they seem a touch OTT. Instead, look to fur accents for a more wearable autumn to spring overcoat. Contrasting textures are just the ticket, with statement panels of shearling or faux fur cosied up against wool or leather. If you prefer something more traditional, look for a covering of faux fur on lapels for the snug factor. ■ Ankle skimmers: Add some fairytale drama to your walk with a maxi coat, or an overcoat that brushes your shins. Not only will it offer extra snugness when temperatures plummet, it’s long-length shape can streamline your figure. The taller you are, the longer your coat can be but petites under 5ft 5in should avoid the risk of looking swamped. All-black can look too severe, so try a variation like dark grey or navy for a softer, more wearable approach.


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hilly autumn days make us yearn to be cosy and warm, and the bedroom’s the ideal place to conjure a snug sanctuary in your home, says designer Gabrielle Fagan. After all, this is the space where we retreat not merely to sleep, but to recharge, relax and rest. And to be truly successful, it should reflect our taste in its furniture and pander to our desire for comfort and pampering in its furnishings. Four experts reveal their bedroom secrets so you can create a beautiful boudoir of your own. Touch-me texture “A great bedroom should feel like a sanctuary, which is aesthetically pleasing yet functional, and should contain thoughtfully selected pieces that mirror your personality,” says Julie Paul, head of interior design at OKA. Style tips: Aim for a mix of great textures and colours, and always include stand-out pieces, like a striking lamp or a


bright throw. Trends: Rich colours and metallics will star, she says, and all it takes is a new velvet throw or piece of furniture to update a room. Best buys: Hutton Velvet 2-seater sofa in damson, £1,650; Velvet Cushion Cover, £45, navy Faux Mohair Throw, £39; Antler Metal Table Lamp, £99, with cream Empire Drum Lampshade, £59, OKA. Light and shade “The most important piece of furniture in any bedroom is obviously the bed, and it should take centre stage, so always get the largest one you can accommodate,” says Wayne Clarke, creative director for And So To Bed. Style tips: Luxury and layering are essential, he says, and suggests white linen bedding with a high thread cotton count, silk bedcovers and cashmere or fox fur throws. Trends: Wayne recommends rich berry colours and a combination of interesting textures Best buys: Alpaca Throw, from £120;

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well-designed storage is vital,” says Wendy Morris Lea, product designer at John Lewis of Hungerford. Style tips: Mixing old pieces with newer ones in varied grey tones has been popular, and if this is used with pink hues, it will give a feminine feel to a room. Trends: Wendy predicts a brighter, fresher colour palette with turquoise and shades of yellow will star next year, creating an inspiring new look. Best buys: The new fitted bedroom furniture collection starts from £5,000, and a free-standing Vanity Unit, from £1,600, John Lewis of Hungerford. :: Bedroom destinations And So To Bed: 0808 144 4343/ Barker & Stonehouse: 0333 355 9369/ Bedeck: 0845 6030 861/ John Lewis of Hungerford: 0870 8888 123/ OKA: 0844 815 7380/






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everything and giving everywhere a “Marco Makeover.” The result is a place with real personality. There’s no doubt that Marco is a man who knows exactly what he wants. He has a presence – when he walks in a room, you know it, and he can command a conversation effortlessly, keeping his companions enthralled, occasionally stopping abruptly for a cigarette break. But while on screen he can often come across as arrogant, abrasive even, in person he’s softer, more jovial – although no less intense – and there are occasionally glimpses of vulnerability that don’t come across on television. The food is proper pub food – albeit done exceptionally well – think pork belly, cottage pie, trifle and rice pudding. “I like recognisable puddings,” says Marco. “Not dessert.” Marco recruits the chefs who work for him, but he no longer spends time in the professional kitchen himself and looks horrified when I ask if he ever misses it. ”Never!” he says. “It’s a young man’s game.” And although Marco might be involved in every aspect of the brand, there’s no suggestion that diners will be tasting his handiwork. “I never wanted to be one of those chefs who lives a lie,” he says. “People go to restaurants because they want that chef cooking for them, and if you are going to charge high prices then they should be able to expect that. “Can you imagine if you went to an Elton John concert and his number two came out? It’s the same thing as far as I’m concerned.”

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back for more. By the time November comes around, the clocks have gone back and the nights have drawn in. The weather has normally taken a turn for the worse, too, providing the perfect excuse to wrap up in a scarf, hat and gloves, and warm up with some delicious food. If you’re heading to a display, there’ll no doubt be burger vans and hot dog stalls, the sweet onion smell filling the air across the field, making them extra irresistible. Toffee apples are another traditional bonfire night treat. Try this recipe for Baked Apple and Toffee Crumble, a warm, comforting pudding that will bring back all those familiar flavours.

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BRLSI in November

Programme subject to change - see our website for latest details

Fri 1st - Herschel Astronomy

The Changing Atmosphere of Uranus Dr Patrick Irwin, University of Oxford Tue 5th - Philosophy

Why equality is better for everyone Prof Kate Pickett, University of York



Thursday 7th NOVEMBER


Komedia Tickets:


Mon 11th - History & Culture

The Von Stauffenberg Plot Mike Nicholas, BRLSI Member

Tue 12th - Poet’s Voice Concert/Recital

Divertimento: Of Cabbages & Kings The Sulis Ensemble & Duncan McGibbon

Mon 18th - Literature & Humanities

Recollections of the Holocaust

Dr Robert Blackburn, BRLSI Lit & Hum Convenor Tue 19th - World Affairs

How did we get into this global mess? Andrew A Crest

Fri 22nd - Science

The UK Government & Science

Beck Smith, Campaign for Science & Engineering

The Japanese Garden Society

Exhibition - The Japanese Garden in the UK Until 15 November (Mon - Sat), 10am - 4pm, Free

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when you explore the museum by torchlight. Building of Bath Collection, The Paragon, Bath

Prof David Mattingly, Britain in the Roman Era: The view from the Cotswold, 7.30pm. BRLSI, Queen Square, Bath

Halloween Tales

Halloween Craft Making

Halloween Party


12.30-2.30pm. Prior Park Lansdcape Garden, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath

Family Fun: Happy Halloween! Celebrate this most American of holidays, 1-4pm. American Museum, Claverton Down, Bath

Golden Oldies Twerton Big Sing, 10.30-11.30am. Carrswood Day Centre, Cleeve Green, Twerton, Bath

After Dark at the Haunted Chapel Be prepared for thrills and chills

Story-telling and crafts. No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath For local schools and nurseries, between 1 and 5pm. Green Park Station, Bath

Mr Wilkins’ Shilling Women’s Northwest Morris 8-10pm. Methodist Church Hall, Northend, Batheaston. New dancers always welcome. 01225 869086

Bath Good Afternoon Choir No auditions, everyone welcome, 2-4pm. Argyle Hall, Central URC, Grove Street, Bath. £2.85

Daytime Singing Group

11am-12.30pm. Rush Hill United Reformed Church, Frome Road, Odd Down, Bath. 07592 016878

Rubber Bridge (ACOL) 2-6pm hosted by Dennis Bernard in Weston. Stake 50p a hundred. 01225 484523

10am-noon, term time. Argyle Hall, Central URC, Grove Street, Bath. £8.

Bath Spa Band Brass players and percussionists welcome. Rehearsals 8-10pm. Elim Pentecostal Church, Charlotte Street, Bath


Bath Bridge Club


Duplicate Bridge with Masterpoints, 7.15pm. Bath Football Club Rooms, Twerton High Street, Bath. 01225 310326

Dr Patrick Irwin, The Changing Atmosphere of Uranus, 7.30pm. BRLSI, Queen Square, Bath

Family Fun: Spooky Stories

Knit Club at Great British Yarns

Join Museum’s storyteller for tales of ghouls, ghosts and thing that go bump in the night! Suitable for all ages, 1.30pm & 3pm. American Museum, Claverton Down, Bath

All knitters welcome. 7-9pm. Unit 9, Brassmill Enterprise Centre, Brassmill Lane, Bath. 01225 462776

Songways Community Choir Fun, rewarding and open to all,


Memory Cafe Professionals available to assist with information, signposting any

concerns about memory loss and/or dementia, 2-4pm. Hawthorns Court, Extra Care Scheme, Keynsham

Walk for Heritage Open Week: Bath and Buchanan Join Amy Frost on a walk exploring the impact of the 1965 Buchanan plan on Post-War Bath. Starts at Building of Bath Collection, The Paragon, Bath. Book on 01225 333895

Dog Training Classes Classes for puppies and adult dogs, 6.30pm. Twerton Village Hall, Twerton, Bath. Booking essential 0117 9329430

Rubber Bridge (ACOL) Hosted by Dennis Bernard, stake 50p a hundred, 2-6pm. 01225 484523

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Saturday Table Top Sale

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The Wine Gang Bath Christmas Fair A mix of local and national exhibitors with some outstanding wines on show, noon-6pm. The Guildhall, Bath. Tickets £20

Cotswold Voluntary Wardens Walk Bath Skyline, circular walk on Claverton Down, start Wessex Water car park, Claverton Down Road, Bath 10am

Beads and More Meet and share ideas with fellow bead enthusiasts, 11am-5pm. The Harington C.lub, Harington Place, Bath

Electronic Organ/Keyboard Lessons 9am-noon. First lesson free. 6 Duke Street, Bath. 01225 332550

Bath Organic Community Garden Beginners and experienced gardeners welcome, 10am-1pm. Royal Victoria Park, Bath. 01225 311699

Nature Club/Daycare Animals to care for and enjoy plenty of countryside activities for 8s and over, 10am-4pm. Carlingcott, nr Peasedown. To book 07595034383

Reiki Courses Weekly For all levels, 2 day courses. Reiki

Treatment also available, 10am & 4pm. Corsham area. To book 01249 715179

Quiz Night

Bath Saturday Antiques Flea Market

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Antiques, collectibles and vintage clothes, 7.30am-5.30pm. Walcot St, Bath

Green Park Market including Baths Farmers’ Market 9am-1.30pm. Green Park Station, Bath


Bath VA Vintage & Antiques Market Over 70 high quality stalls selling vintage and antique stock, 9.30am-4pm. Green Park Station, Bath

Articulate! Craft Fair Sale of high quality, beautifully handcrafted Arts and Crafts, 10am-4pm. Hillside Hall, Hillside Road, Oldfield Park, Bath. Free entry

Bath Cycling Club Thornbury Coffee #1, 8.30am. Club run starts from Cleveland Bridge, aim to return by 1-1.30pm. 01225 426467 or 07944550933

Dry Arch Growers Bathampton Community co-op producing food for the local area. Volunteers and helpers required, 11am-4pm. End of Holcombe Lane, Bathampton. 07972 564641

Spiritualist Meeting 6.30pm service. Corston Village Hall, Sanctuary of the Cross Spiritualist Church

Cross keys, Midford Road, Bath 8pm. In aid of Dorothy House For all levels, 2 day courses. Reiki Treatment also available, 10am & 4pm. Corsham area. To book 01249 715179


Bath Afternoon Decorative and Fine Arts Society Lecture Pevsner and the Buildings of Bath, lecturer Susie Harries, 1.40pm. Banqueting Room, Guildhall, Bath. Visitors £8

Hedonistic Hiking Information evening about tours and short presentation about walking holidays in Italy and Slovenia, 6-8pm. Innovation Centre, Broad Quay, Bath

The Women’s Royal Army Corps Association Meet 2pm. Manvers Street Baptist Church, Bath. 01225 339904

Men’s Rights Meeting 7.30pm. Pratt’s Hotel, South Parade, Bath. 07903 939034

Bath Positive Living Group 7.30pm. The Coffee Lounge, Manvers Street Baptist Church, Bath. Admission £5

HumBugs Singing Group Love to sing? Bring your baby or toddler along too! 10-11am term-time only. St Saviour’s Church, Larkhall, Bath. 07940



Bath Nats

Masonic Museum

Elizabeth Devon, Geology of Bath and its Surroundings, 7.30pm. BRLSI, Queen Square, Bath

Guided tours throughout the year, also on Wed and Thurs, 11am or 2.30pm. Sat 2.30pm only. 12 Old Orchard Street, Bath. 01225 462233

2nd Bath Girls Brigade Meet every Monday, 6.30-8pm. The Ascension Church, Oldfield Park, Bath. 01761 416515

Bath Spa Band Brass players and percussionists welcome. Rehearsals 8-10pm. Elim Pentecostal Church, Charlotte Street, Bath

Social Bridge 1.30 for 1.45pm (not bank holidays). Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road, Bath. 01225 310232

Bradford Bridge Club Come and play duplicate bridge, 7-10pm. The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon. 01225 865669 or 01225 863072

Meditation Classes in Bath 7-8.30pm. John Williams Room, United Reformed Church, Grove Street, Bath. £6 per class

Sing & Smile Creative Links Singing Group 2-4pm. United Reformed Church, Grove Street, Bath. 01761 438852 to book

Tuesday Philosophy

Professor Kate Pickett, The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone, 7.30pm. BRLSI, Queen Square, Bath

Build A Dream Self Build Association Bath Group Funding your self build, John Lee, 7.30pm. The Huntsman, Terrace Walk, Bath

Arthritis Care Support Group 11am-1pm. Hillside Hall, Oldfield Park, Bath. 01225 471070

Monthly deafPLUS Activity Club 2-4pm. deaf/PLUS/visionPLUS, Green Park Station, Bath

Golden Oldies 2-3pm. Garraway Club, Worcester Buildings, Larkhall, Bath

Cotswold Voluntary Wardens Walk Colerne Parish, 3hrs, 5 miles. Meet 10am, The Fox and Hounds Pub, Colerne

Bath All Comers Orchestra Rehearsals 7-9pm. Monkton Combe Prep School, Monkton Combe, Bath

Sakya Buddhist Group Bath Understanding what we can do in the present time, 8pm. The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road, Bath

Meditation on Twin Hearts 7.45-9pm. Funky Monkey Studio, 18 St Peters Terrace, Lower

kh€z v|{ 10 things to do this week ■ Bath Young Musician of the Year 2013, takes place on Wednesday at The Pump Room from 7.30pm. Five young local musicians, all high achievers in the Mid-Somerset Festival compete for the title of Bath Young Musician of the Year. Tickets cost £10 or £5.

■ The brainchild of Madness saxophonist Mr Lee ‘Kix’ Thompson, Lee Thompson’s Ska Orchestra were formed, in the back streets of Hackney, in the early months of 2011. Catch the spectacular show at Komedia tomorrow from 7.30pm. ■ Final year acting students from Bath Spa University will be presenting a very seasonal Shakespearian production at the University Theatre, Bath Spa University. The Winter’s Tale opens tonight and runs until Saturday. Tickets cost £10. ■ Be sure to pick up a copy of the new book by John Bradley – the first ever telling of the full story of J.S. Fry & Sons. Fry’s Chocolate Dream: The Rise and fall of a Chocolate Empire is the surprising and fascinating story of the battle for chocolate supremacy. Fully illustrated with more than 200 archive images, it tells not just the key events in the history of J.S Fry & Sons, but brings an insightful, insiders’ eye. ■ After a month without a home league game, Bath City kick-off November by welcoming Havant & Waterlooville to Mayday Trust Park on Saturday (3pm). City also entertain cross-town rivals Larkhall Athletic in the Somerset Premier Cup on Monday (7.30pm). Bristol Road, Bath. 07516 500 569

Salsa Classes Complete beginners, 8pm. Revolution, George Street, Bath. £7/£5 students. 01225 335825

Quilting Bee Quilting groups from all over the region demonstrate their talents Textiles Room, noon-4pm. American Museum, Claverton Down, Bath

Singing for the Brain Singing to bring people with dementia and their carers together, 2.30-4pm. St John’s, Combe Park, Bath. 07540 921035

Songways Community Choir 10am-noon, term time. Argyle Hall, Central URC, Grove Street, Bath. £8.

’ ■ Halloween comes to the The American Museum tonight. Go along and celebrate this most American of holidays at the Museum! ■ The Wine Gang Christmas Fair takes place at Guildhall on Saturday. The fabulous all-day wine fair, hosted by five of the UK’s top wine experts, will have 300 wines to taste, priced from £5.99 to £145. There’s also an optional programme of superb master classes covering everything from wine and cheese matching. ■ There will be any number of bonfire parties and displays to attend across the city, but Bath Rotary fireworks display at the Rec will be biggest on Saturday. Gates will be open at 6pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets cost £5 for

adults or £3 for children (£6 or £4 on the gate). Headline charity this year is Julian House. ■ There is still time to get involved with Bath Heritage Open Week which comes to an end on Sunday. Heritage Open Week has been running for more than 25 years and celebrates the unique collections and activities in Bath and North East Somerset. Visit ■ Merry Opera brings The Magic Flute to the Rondo tomorrow at 7.30pm. Part-pantomime, part-opera, Kit Hesketh-Harvey’s new production re-lives The Magic Flute’s sublime music and triumphant opening night in 1791. A delight for opera connoisseurs and new comers alike.

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Lorena Dyer with her Demonstration A Christmas Wish, 7.30pm. St Lawrence School Hall, Bradford-on-Avon. Ticket £10. 01225 863640

Regency and late Georgian Period dances, 7.45-10pm. Bath Central United Reform Church, Grove Street, Bath. £4 per class

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10am-noon (term time). United Reform Church, Bradford on Avon. All welcome

Beginners and experienced gardeners welcome, 10am-1pm. Victoria Park, Bath. 01225 311699

Art Group Age UK B&NES 10am-noon. St Michaels Centre, St Michaels Place, Bath. £1.50 per session. 01225 484510

Bridge Club

Bradford-on-Avon & District Flower Club

Bath Gynae Cancer Support Group Meet for coffee between 10am-noon. Boathouse, Newbridge, Bath. 01225 310375

Oldfield Park Community Knitting Group

Open meeting, 10.15am. Manvers Street Baptist Church, Bath. 01225 405267

Bath Bridge Club Two afternoon sessions, 1.40pm start. Venue at Bath Football Club Rooms, Twerton High Street, Bath

Social Duplicate Bridge

10am-noon. Upper Room above the office at Ascension Church, Oldfield Park, Bath

7.15pm. Randalls (Bath City FC) Twerton Park, Bath. Visitors table money is £4

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BiPolar UK Bath Meeting

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Duplicate Bridge, 7.15pm. Bath Football Club Rooms, Twerton High Street, Bath. 01225 310326

12.30-2.30pm. United Reform Church, Grove Street, Bath. 0845 4349769

1.15-4.30pm. Village Hall, Bathampton. £1 per session. 01225 462965

Come and play duplicate bridge, 7-10pm. The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon. 01225 865669/863072

11am to 1pm Queen Square (off when raining). Just turn up and play 7-9pm, £2 including a raffle, Weston Parish Hall, Weston Village, Bath

Knit Club at Great British Yarns All knitters welcome, 10.30am-12.30pm. Unit 9, Brassmill Enterprise Centre, Brassmill Lane, Bath. 01225 462776

Greensprouts Parent and Toddler Session 10am-noon. Laurel Farm, Carlingcott, nr Peasedown. £3 a session.

Bath Welcome Choir No auditions, 7.45-9.30pm. Upper Hall, Culverhay, Bath. £2.85 THE WEEKEND



Marco is toast of the town Residing on the edge of Corsham, with views over the stunning Box Valley and glimmers of Bath’s night light, Marco Pierre White’s Rudloe Arms officially opened to a packed house of locals and visitors from further afield to celebrate the new era with staff and toast Marco’s latest success. General manager, David Thornycroft, is heading up the warm and friendly front of house team, while Marco’s head chef, Timothy Brendish, will be delivering the exceptional standard and consistency you’d expect from an MPW establishment. David said: “We have a great team on board and we’ve all worked so hard

with Marco over the past few months to put the heart and soul back into Rudloe and our regular guests and locals have given us such fabulous support throughout the renovation. “This hotel will suit everyone – it’s obviously a great location and a popular wedding venue, but now it’s a busy local restaurant, a vibrant corporate weekday hangout and a perfect weekend retreat for those wanting a bit of simple luxury and relaxation and we look forward to welcoming all!” ■ Have you hosted an event you would like featured in The Weekend? Email:




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year ago you probably hadn’t heard of Gabrielle Aplin. But last Christmas the talented songstress from Bath was thrust into the limelight when her version of The Power of Love was used in John Lewis’ Christmas advertising campaign, beaming her delicate tones into homes all over the country. Last December, the song topped the singles charts, but Gabrielle’s success didn’t stop there. Her debut album, English Rain, reached number two on the album charts and she can also count to her credit seven UK sell-out tours, performances at some of the UKs biggest festivals and more than 20 million views on YouTube. An amazing achievement for a relative unknown. “The last year has been pretty mental,” says Gabrielle as she prepares for her English Rain tour, which will see her returning to the South West for a gig at Bristol’s O2 Academy on November 8. “But it has been great. I’m so happy with everything I have achieved.” And so she should be – she’s come a long way from the girl who taught herself to play piano and guitar and started out by recording songs in her bedroom. “Getting the number one was amazing,” she says. “The Power of Love had been out for a few weeks, and it just came out of the blue.” She might be a rising star on the music scene but Gabrielle has kept her feet firmly on the ground and her humility makes her even more charming and likeable. “I don’t think of myself as being famous at all,” she says. “My life is very normal. Nothing has really changed if I’m honest. I still see my friends and my family all the time. “I have the perfect balance of everything.” Gabrielle recently celebrated her 21st birthday, but while other starlets in her shoes might have hit a swanky London club for a night of champagne-fuelled debauchery, she opted for something more low key. “I actually had a day off,” she laughs. “It was really nice.” Gabrielle’s English Rain tour will be a culmination of a year of hard work for the former City of Bath College student. “I’m really looking forward to it,” she says. “I think it’s going to be great. “I love my band, we’re all friends, so it’s going to feel like going on a little holiday. “I love playing in Bath and Bristol, the crowds there are always really good.” There’s a disarming honesty about Gabrielle. Despite the media attention she has gained over the past 12 months when she speaks, nothing feels rehearsed or


contrived. And his honesty is reflected in her songwriting. And while it might have been a cover version that put her in the public eye, she is a talented songwriter and English Rain is almost entirely her own work. “I just write about what I know and people my age can relate to it,” she says. “The older the get, the more I will have to write about. “I think I’m improving all the time. “The John Lewis advert was great though because it enabled me to get out to an audience I wouldn’t have been able to reach otherwise.” Although from the outside it may appear as if Gabrielle has had a meteoric rise to fame, in fact her success is the result of years of writing and gigging and posting her songs on YouTube. At age 17, she quit sixth form, left Bath and moved to London to pursue her dream of getting noticed and continually creating. She started her own record label and continued posting online, gathering fans along the way, until signing to Parlophone last year. “It’s all been very gradual,” she says. “it has never felt like hard work because it has happened over a long period of time. “Now I just feel like I’m doing what I should be doing.”

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wo of Britain’s best loved actors, Felicity Kendal and Simon Callow join forces to star in the bittersweet classic Chin-Chin, playing two very different people who have one thing in common – the affair that exists between their spouses. Written by François Billetdoux and directed by Michael Rudman, this timeless and touching play about love and loss visits the Theatre Royal Bath next week Monday to Saturday. Set in 1950s Paris, Chin-Chin tells of doctor’s wife Pamela Pusey-Picq and passionate Italian Cesareo Grimaldi who meet in a café to discuss the affair which their respective spouses are conducting. The often comical, and ultimately disastrous, fall-out from the affair results in consequences which the jilted couple cannot begin to imagine when they first rendezvous to set the world to rights and

declare their independence in life, and in love. As the drinks flow and special connections are forged out of their mutually undesirable circumstances, the unlikely pair soon realise that they will leave the ‘city of love’ with more than they had bargained for. Tickets are available on 01225 448844 or at


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ath based Playing Up Theatre Company has built a strong reputation for delivering powerful and challenging theatre. In ten years it has produced the work of playwrights including Samuel Beckett, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, John Arden and Dario Fo to enormous critical acclaim. Now to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary Playing Up have decided to present the world premiere of a brand new comedy. The Dreadful Penny is a ripping comedy adventure yarn where four actors play more than 20 characters between them. Theatre Royal Sawclose, Bath Tel: 01225 448844 Thurs Oct 31-Sat Nov 2 Rambert Thurs, Fri, Sat 7.30pm, matinees Fri & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £13.50-£31.50 Mon 4-Sat Nov 9 Chin-Chin Starring Felicity Kendal and Simon Callow, Mon-Wed 7,.30pm, Thurs-Sat 8pm, matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £18.50-£35.50

Ustinov Monmouth Street, Bath Box Office 01225 448844 To Fri Dec 20 Don Gil of the Green Breeches 1615 An exuberant comedy which

The year is 1882 and, somewhere in the East End of London, mild mannered saddler Cecil Snerd has invented the world’s first comfortable bicycle saddle; a blessed relief to velocipedists everywhere who have already dubbed the penny farthing: the man slicer. Unfortunately Cecil is cheated out of his invention by Teutonic cad Hans Von Bulge and finds himself languishing in Marshalsea debtor’s prison. It is left to his only son Mortimer to clear his father’s name and prevent Von Bulge from acquiring the saddle’s patent for himself. On his quest to retrieve his father’s invention and defeat Von Bulge, Mortimer is kidnapped by pirates, trapped in a pyramid and finally

blends mistaken identity, role-reversal, ghosts and green trousers, 7.45pm, matinee Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £19.50/£14.50

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An hilarious take on education and expectation, 7.30pm, matinee 2.30pm. Tickets £10/£8 Tues 5-Sat Nov 9 Rent!

A dark and thrilling drama, 7.45pm, matinees 2.30pm, check with Theatre for days and times. Tickets £19.50/£14.50

the egg Sawclose, Bath Tel: 01225 448844 To Sat Nov 2 The Tin Soldier Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, age 4+, 11.30am & 3pm. Tickets £7.50/£6.50

Corn Street, Bath Tel: 01225 463362 To Sat Nov 2 Teechers

attempts to outrun a hot air balloon on a penny farthing. The Dreadful Penny is a fast paced blend of physical theatre and multi-roling with some homages to the worlds of literature, film and radio. The play is being performed from Wednesday to Saturday November 6 to 9 at The Rondo Theatre in Larkhall, Bath before going on tour. Playing Up promises an adventure like no other – full of ridiculous comedy and nods to some of the greatest adventures ever penned. The show stars at 8pm. Tickets are on 01225 463362. For more information visit

Opera, 7.30pm. Tickets £14/£12 Sat Nov 2 Burt N Joyce Comedy, 8pm. Tickets £12/£10 Wed 6-Sat Nov 9 The Dreadful Penny Comedy, 8pm. Tickets £10/£8


The Rondo

22 to 23 Westgate Street, Bath. Box office 0845 293 8480 Sat Nov 2 Krater Comedy Club

Larkhall, Bath Tel: 01225 333844 Thurs Oct 31 Tea With The Old Queen

Comedy, 8.30pm. Tickets £45/£28.50/£18/£14.50/£10 Sun Nov 3 Kernow King: Splann

A superb and hilarious one man show, 8pm. Tickets £14/£12 Fri Nov 1 The Magic Flute

Comedy, 8pm. Tickets £38.50/£20.50/£10 Tues Nov 5 New Act

A gripping and powerful rock musical, 7.30pm, matinee Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £12/£10

Comedy Night 8.30pm. Tickets £2

Bath Spa University Newton Park, Bath Tickets 01225 463362 Thurs Oct 31-Sat Nov 2 The Winter’s Tale Final year students present one of Shakespeare’s most moving and funny plays

Keynsham Youth Theatre Broadlands Academy, St Francis Road, Keynsham Tickets 01761 414957 (Evenings only) or To Sat Nov 2 The Wiz A funky version of The Wizard of Oz, 7.30pm. Tickets £8 THE WEEKEND


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his year’s Bath Mozartfest is a stunning showcase of some of the world’s best-loved classical music married to the appearance of many of the world’s greatest classical musicians. The highlight of this year’s festival, which opens on Friday, November 8, is a performance on the Saturday evening of Handel’s rarely performed opera Jephtha with The Sixteen and a cast of front-rank soloists, including counter tenor Robin Blaze all conducted by Harry Christophers. This was Handel’s last oratorio and arguably his finest. This will be the first of just two performances, the second taking place in London in the New Year. Although Mozart’s music plays a central role in the festival there are good things from many other composers too. The festival opens with two performances from the internationally acclaimed Takacs Quartet, newly appointed as associate artists of Wigmore Hall in London. The first notes will be from one of Mozart’s

string quartets dedicated to his friend Haydn, after which Haydn proclaimed him “the greatest composer known to me”. Also on the agenda and in total contrast are quartets from Janacek and Dvorak. The Takacs then appears again at the Assembly Rooms on Saturday morning with more Mozart and some Beethoven and Smetana. On Saturday afternoon pianist Alfred Brendel, who is now retired from the concert platform, is in conversation with Professor Jonathan Cross. Sunday’s concert features violinist Anthony Marwood and pianist Aleksandar Madzar playing Schumann, Mozart and Beethoven. Lunchtime concerts are a big feature of the Mozartfest, where it is possible to see and hear some of the world’s finest up-and-coming young musicians, those that will become the big names of tomorrow. The season opens with rising stars and previous visitors to Bath cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Wu Qian on Monday



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playing works by Schumann, Debussy and Beethoven. The evening sees the Nash Ensemble begin their recital with a chamber arrangement of Mozart’s Don Giovanni overture. At lunchtime on Monday soprano Elizabeth Watts teams up with pianist Roger Vignoles to sing a wide arrangement of songs, from not only Mozart but also Salieri, Liszt and Schubert. Tuesday night sees the Trio Wanderer at the Assembly Rooms. Here are three outstanding French musicians playing works by Mozart, Ravel and Schubert. Wednesday’s rising star is guitarist Xuefei Yang, a sensation at a recent Edinburgh International Festival with works by Bach, Sor, Schugert, Paganini and others. In the evening are the Schubert Ensemble with works by Mahler, Dvorak and Schubert and on Thursday lunchtime there is the Heath Quartet with works by Mozart and Mendelssohn. The big concert on Thursday is the

Cardinall’s Musick playing by candlight at St Mary’s Bathwick with an all-English programme of music by Tallis, Byrd and Britten. Andras Schiff is at the Assembly Rooms on Friday night with piano works by Beethoven, while the Pavel Haas Quartet, which was to have performed at the mid-morning concert on Saturday, has pulled out. The Kertavo Quartet has been booked in its place but Matthew Hunt, clarinettist is still appearing and will still be performing the Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor. The festival comes to a close on Saturday with a performance by The Hallé with conductors Sir Mark Elder and Jamie Phillips at the Forum. The star soloist at the Forum concert is violinist Alina Ibragimova who will be performing the Mendelssohn Violin concerto in E Minor. Also on the programme is Mozart’s Prague Symphony and Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Tickets are on 01225 463362.



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A mix of new and classic Indie rock and pop, 9.30pm. Moles, Bath. £4/£3

Jazz at The Vaults Nick Malcolm, trumpet with the JazzHouse Trio plus DJ Tony Clark, 8pm. Jazz Club, St James Wine Vaults, Bath. Tickets £5/£4

Tomorrow Implode Live Music Night

8.30pm every Friday. Belushis, Bath

Live Music

Every Friday from 9pm. The

Lee Thompson’s Ska Orchestra

Children’s and family show/World/Dance, 3pm. Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon. Tickets £17/£16/£8.50

Singaround. Floor spots, 8pm. Cellar Bar, Swan Hotel, Church Street, Bradford-on-Avon. Free entry

Paul Woolford 10pm. Moles, George Street, Bath. Entry £7

Evening practices, 7.45pm. New singers welcome. St Stephen’s Church, Lansdown, Bath

Andy Kinsman, tenor saxophone, 8.30pm. The Inn at Freshford

Bradford-on-Avon Folk Club

7pm. Moles, George Street, Bath. Entry £7

Bath Cantata Group

The Derrick Oldroyde Trio plus Special Guest

Kathakali Family Concert

Brother & Bones

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer. Floor spots, 8pm. The Royal Oak, High Street, Corsham. Entry £4

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Concert to Celebrate Musical Talents of Young Cancer Survivors 7.30pm. Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon. Tickets £14/£5/£1

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Folk, 7.30pm. The Pound, Pound Pill, Corsham. Tickets £12/£11

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Folk, 8pm. Village Pump Folk,


Lamb Inn, Mortimer Street, Trowbridge. Tickets £12

7.30pm. Komedia, Bath. Tickets £15 advance/£17 on door

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Bathphilharmonia and Bath Choral Society Concert, 7.30pm. The Forum, Bath. Tickets £5-£28

Coasts 7pm. Moles, George Street, Bath. Entry £6

EJECA 10pm. Moles, George Street, Bath. Entry £8

Sunday Acoustic Club

8pm. Bunch of Grapes, Silver St, Bradford on Avon

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Folk. Bath Chapel Arts Centre, Lower Borough Walls, Bath

Monday Sublime Blues

Curfew Inn, Cleveland Place, West, Bath 8pm. Free

Sing B4 Supper Friendly choir conducted by Jane Lilley. All abilities catered for, 6.15-7.45pm term time only. The Huntsman, Bog Island, Bath. £5 per session

Lloyd Cole 7pm. Komedia, Bath. Tickets £20 advance/£22 on door

Axis Of 7pm. Moles, George Street, Bath. Entry £5

Wednesday Discord

A host of DJs playing a mix of Rock, Punk and Metal, 9.30pm-2am. PoNaNa nightclub, Bath. £5 entry

Charity Quiz Night Every Wednesday at 9pm. Come and join in £1 per person, a great fun evening. Old Crown, Weston Village, Bath

Royal Opera Live Verdi’s Les Vepres Siciliennes

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Opera/Live Broadcast Cinema, 5.45pm. Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon. Tickets £15/£3

Seend Acoustic Club

Tuesday The Big Cheese

Every Tuesday. Expect all the cheesiest tunes, from 10pm. Moles, Bath. £4/£3.50 NUS

7.30pm. Komedia, Bath. Tickets £20 advance/£22 on door Singer/songwriter Juey with support from Harmonious, 8pm. Rusty Lane, Seend. £3

Alessandro Taverna, Piano Classical, 7.30pm. Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon. Tickets £18/£9



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sat 16 nov the best in uk stand-up

fri 1 nov nick harper

sun 17 nov scouting for girls

sat 2 nov marcel lucont

tue 19 nov paul merton’s impro chums

sun 3 nov poppy appeal commemorative festival mon 4 nov bill wyman’s rhythm kings wed 6 nov owiny sigoma band thu 7 nov lisa stansfield thu 7 nov an evening with shappi khorsandi fri 8 nov jools holland and his rhythm and blues orchestra sold out fri 8 nov robyn hitchcock sat 9 nov kt tunstall sold out

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thu 21 nov madeleine peyroux fri 22 nov britten and his friends sat 23 nov britten war requiem sun 24 nov carl donnelly sun 24 nov greg davies sold out tue 26 nov ballaké sissoko

sat 14 dec the colston christmas ceilidh sun 15 dec christmas with the salvation army tue 17 dec the waterboys wed 18 dec bootleg beatles fri 20 dec only men aloud sat 21 dec mini messiah family concert sat 21 dec handel’s messiah sat 28 dec last night of the christmas proms mon 30 dec bso new year viennese gala

sun 10 nov show of hands with miranda sykes

thu 28 - sat 30 nov sarah millican sold out

tue 31 dec colston hall new year’s eve party with bellowhead

fri 29 nov hidden orchestra

sun 5 jan union j

sun 1 dec royal marines band christmas charity concert

thu 16 jan russian masters

wed 13 nov texas sold out

thu 21 nov martyn joseph

fri 13 dec the russian patriarchate choir of moscow

wed 27 nov raf in concert

tue 12 nov zappa plays zappa


wed 20 nov billy bragg

wed 11 dec deacon blue

sat 9 nov radical face

mon 11 nov tedxbristol

wed 20 nov john smith and william adamson

tue 10 dec bristol cathedral choir school christmas concert

wed 13 nov gary lucas thu 14 nov what the frock! comedy with lucy porter fri 15 nov czech national symphony orchestra sat 16 nov bryan ferry sold out

fri 6 dec trevor noah

wed 22 jan chris ramsey

fri 6 dec ed byrne

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Book traces the hertiage of tiles Bronwyn Williams-Ellis, from Walcot Street in Bath, has had her work selected for a new guide to the history of art on tiles, 5,000 Years of Tiles published by the British Museum. The book chronicles tile design and Bronwyn has been recognised as one of the leading contemporary designers in this field. “It is very exciting to get this kind of recognition for my work and particularly to be in such good company – the likes of Eduardo Nery and Paul Scott,” says Bronwyn. “It’s fantastic to be able to add in some small way to such a history.” Bronwyn is an artist who works independently making clay panels – as in the example illustrated – but also designing and making tiles to Fashion Museum Exhibition, 50 Fabulous Frocks, 10.30am-5pm daily, to Sun Jan 5, 2014. The Assembly Rooms, Bath. Admission £7.75

Building of Bath Collection Brutal Bath Exhibition, until November. The Vineyards, The Paragon, Bath

No 1 Royal Crescent Exhibition, Life in the Crescent: Residents and Restorations, the history of No 1 Royal Crescent from construction right up to the present day, To Sun Dec 8, 10.30am-5.30pm. No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. Free with normal admission

Victoria Art Gallery Exhibition, David Inshaw’s The

commission for specific sites. Her lively and fluid art work which covers a wide range of content is in public and private collections and her tiles have been especially commissioned for all sorts of places, from hospitals and hotels. Tiles have always been and still are an important, exciting and affordable way to bring unique and interesting design into the home and public spaces. This substantial book is the first comprehensive guide to this unique art form by the British Museum in 40 years and traces the heritage of tile design forward from Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt right through to contemporary tile makers and designers. For further information visit

Badminton Game, To end December, Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1.30-5pm, closed Mondays. Near Pulteney Bridge, Bath

Herschel Museum of Astronomy Exhibition, Making Light Of It, the art and science of light in the 18th century, William Herschel’s work on the sun, infra red and telescopes. To Mon Dec 16.

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Exhibition Visions of Paradise by the Japanese Garden Society, To Fri Nov 15. BRLSI, Queen Square, Bath

Exhibition, William Scott: Simplicity and Subject, To Sun Nov 17. Bridge Street, Bath. Tickets £3.50

Guildhall Art Exhibition by Clifton Powell, To Tues Nov 5. Guildhall, Bath

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The Big Draw, Extending the Line: Drawing Tomorrow, To Sat Nov 2, noon-6pm. Lower Borough Walls, Bath

Exhibition, Brutal Bath, shows some of the post-war modernist developments, built and un-built in the city, until Tues Nov 26, Tues-Fri 2-5pm, Sat & Sun 10.30am-5pm. The Countess of Huntingdon’s

Ruth Maclennan exhibition Journeys in Crimea and Odessa, To Fri Jan 16, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. ICIA Art Space 1 and 2, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath. Free

University of Bath

Guildhall, Bath The Mayor of Bath’s Art Show, Fri 1 and Sat Nov 2, 10am-4pm. Brunswick Room, Guildhall, Bath

Nick Cudworth Gallery Walcot Street. An exhibition of paintings and prints by Nick Cudworth. 5 London Street, Bath

Walcot Chapel Mudslingers’ Pre-Christmas Exhibition, a diverse range of work by a local group of potters and ceramic artists, Tues 5-Sun Nov 10, Tues-Sat 10am-6pm,

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Gallery 44AD Exhibition by Thom Gorst, Shipyard, Mon 4-Sun Nov 10, Mon-Saat noon-6pm, Sun 1-5pm.. 7b Lower Borough Walls, Bath

Time & Space Gallery Autumn show, new work by gallery artists, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. The Avenue, Combe Down, Bath

Lane House Arts Work from Bath School of Art and Design graduates and students, to Sat Nov 9, Wed-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat 10.30am-6pm. 5 Nelson Place East, Walcot, Bath. Free admission




No stone unturned


ecorated war hero, million-selling author, weapons consultant, motivational speaker, company director … former SAS commander Andy McNab, 53, hasn’t wasted a second since he escaped from imprisonment and torture in Iraq back in 1991. His account of the mission formed his first book Bravo Two Zero, later made into a TV series starring Sean Bean, and the biggest-selling war book of all time. Since then he has written three other novels on life in the SAS, 14 novels featuring his alter ego Nick Stone, teenage fiction and sold a staggering 32 million books worldwide. He’s appearing at Toppings bookshop on Tuesday to talk about his new book entitled Silent Zone “It’s part of the Nick Stone series and set in Colombia and Moscow,” says Andy. “I think readers identify with the character of Nick. Once people emotionally invest in the character they want to know what goes on next. “Obviously the character is me to an extent but as the books continue the character starts to get a life of his own.” McNab was a commander of the infamous Bravo Two Zero patrol during the Gulf War. Their mission was to destroy underground communication links between Baghdad and north-west Iraq, and find and destroy mobile Scud missile launchers. But somehow the plan went wrong. So did Andy have backlash from other SAS boys when the book came out? “In the early days there was a bit of noise, but every book I write goes via

Gina Baksa talks to former SAS solider turned novelist Andy McNab

the MOD. They either say it’s okay or ask me to change it. Nothing happened until Bravo became successful. Then all the armchair generals, who have no idea what’s been going on, said it was an outrage and secrets divulged. Not true. But the publicity it got was incredible! It was even on the news. Looking back it helped. I’m now about the 37th most successful English-speaking writer of all time. “I’ve had two credible death threats over the years, so I’m just protecting myself but also protecting others. “Years ago I went to an event and there was an incendiary device. It’s about being sensible.” Andy has since used his knowledge of weapons in Hollywood as consultant on movies such as Heat and Black Hawk Down. “Robert De Niro had read Bravo Two Zero and told the director Michael Mann, who got in touch with me. I was seven months in LA for pre-production planning all the robberies. We shot it at weekends in the financial district. It was brilliant.” Through his literature Andy seeks to help the Reading Agency


He said: “When I joined the army I had the numeracy level of an 11-year-old, which is the same for many infantry recruits. They’re not thick, they just uneducated. So for years I’ve been going into military training camps and telling stories, talking about the films. Inspiring the lads and telling them to take advantage of the education the army offers. “I go out to schools, prisons, factories, juvenile detention centres. If they can improve their reading and writing skills these kids stand a better chance of getting a job. Employers want their staff to be literate.” ■ Silent Zone is out now (RRP £18.99) through Transworld Books. Andy McNab will be at Toppings bookshop on Tuesday at 7.45pm. Cost £6 entrance (£7 on the day) can be redeemed against book purchase.

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The art of art revealed in film Jake Auerbach is a filmmaker of documentaries including a series on contemporary artists such as Paula Rego, Allen Jones and Lucian Freud. Jake will be at the Holburne Muesuem on Wednesday, November 20, to present a screening of The Last Art Film, a film about art – not the history of art or the academic study of art or the fluctuations in the art market or the latest exhibition but it is about what starts artists off and what keeps them going. With Michael Landy, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, Grayson Perry, Celia Paul, Jake Tilson, Michael Craig-Martin, Allen Jones, Tom Phillips, Paula Rego, Frank Auerbach, Joe Tilson, and scores more from the last 2,000 years voiced by Jim Broadbent, Ian Holm, Lizzy McInnerny

and Tim McInnerny. Jake’s first introduction to the film industry was when he joined the Henson Organisation working on The Muppet Show and Dark Crystal. He then worked on the film Haunted, an independent feature, in the USA before returning to the UK and the editing department of the BBC. After a year in the cutting rooms working on strands such as Arena, Omnibus and Horizon he began to direct items on the arts magazine programme Review. There followed films on rock music, photography, voodoo, football and major documentaries about London, the art market and filmed portraits of artists. In 1992 he left the BBC to become an

independent producer/director, he now runs his own company Jake Auerbach Films Ltd. He is regarded as a maverick in the world of arts documentary, backing his own judgment rather than constructing films to suit broadcasters – he works, where possible, with the artists themselves, without the intervention of interpreters. Other films include Sickert’s London, Frank Auerbach: To The Studio, John Virtue: London, Rodin: The Sculptors’ View, Allen Jones: Women & Men, Paula Rego: Telling Tales and Lucian Freud: Portraits The event starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £8. To book call 01225 388569 or visit



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6.05 The Treacle People. 6.15 The Hoobs. 7.10 According to Jim (HD). 7.35 Will & Grace. 8.00 Frasier. 9.05 Everybody Loves Raymond. 10.05 The Big Bang Theory (HD). 11.00 Undercover Boss USA. 12.00 News Summary. 12.05 Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking (HD). 12.35 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals (HD). 1.10 Hugh’s 3 Good Things: Best Bites. 1.20 Film: The Bravados (HD) (1958). ●● 3.10 Countdown (HD). 4.00 Deal or No Deal: Freaky Fun Fayre (HD). 5.00 Four in a Bed (HD). 5.30 Come Dine with Me (HD).

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6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD). 11.10 The Hotel Inspector (R,S). 12.10 5 News Lunchtime (S,HD). 12.15 Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge (R,S,HD). 1.15 Home and Away (S,HD). 1.45 Neighbours (S,HD). 2.15 The Mentalist (R,S,HD). 3.15 Film: The Canterville Ghost (S) (1996). Supernatural comedy, starring Patrick Stewart. ●●● 5.00 5 News at 5 (S,HD). 5.30 Neighbours (R,S,HD).

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6.00 BBC News (S,HD); Weather. 6.30 Regional News (S); Weather.

6.00 Eggheads (S,HD). 88/140. Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine. 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two (S,HD). A look ahead to the weekend’s action.

6.00 ITV News Central (S); Weather. 6.30 ITV News (S); Weather.

6.00 The Simpsons (R,S,HD). 11/21. Principal Skinner rediscovers the joy of teaching. 6.30 Hollyoaks (S,HD).

6.00 Home and Away (R,S,HD). 6.30 NewsTalk Live (S,HD).

7.00 The One Show (S,HD). Topical stories from around the UK. 7.30 EastEnders (S,HD). Michael sends Alice to Janine’s as part of their murderous plan. Followed by BBC News.

7.00 The Great British Bake Off Masterclass (S,HD). 14/16. Tutorials on making tuiles with chocolate mousse, brioche tete and apricot couronne.

7.00 Emmerdale (S,HD). Cain is tempted by the wounded man’s money-making plan. 7.30 Christmas Shopping Wars: Tonight (S,HD). How retailers are preparing for the period.

7.00 News (S). 7.55 (S,HD). Rabbi Hershi Vogel talks about his work ensuring Heathrow’s Jewish community is safe and well looked after.

7.00 Police Interceptors (R,S,HD). Two officers deal with a suspected gunman. Followed by 5 News Update.

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8.00 Waterloo Road (S,HD). 9/20. Olympic champion Nicola Adams visits to help raise funds for Kacey’s boxing scholarship. New supply teacher Frankie McGregor strikes up an unlikely friendship with the lonely Lenny.

8.00 Autumnwatch (S,HD). 3/4. Martin Hughes-Games goes out and about at RSPB Leighton Moss, exploring the reserve with infra-red and thermalimaging cameras as he tries to get close to the action.

8.00 Emmerdale (S,HD). Cain steals Declan’s car. 8.30 Britain’s Secret Treasures (S,HD). 3/8. A Capricorn figurine, an 18th-century ring, a coat of arms badge and a gold locket.

8.00 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (S,HD). 2/9. The architect meets a couple who have remortgaged their house to build a prototype apartment inspired by a beehive, and a man planning to convert an old car into a cocktail bar.

8.00 Benidorm ER (S,HD). Doctors treat a great-grandfather whose vital organs have begun to shut down, and Dr Ismael Torres deals with a man with chronic back pain and a swimmer with badly cut legs. Followed by 5 News at 9.

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9.00 Truckers (S,HD). 4/5. Wendy’s tough exterior hides many insecurities as a result of her mother’s criticisms, so she seeks happiness by embarking on a relationship with Steven.

9.00 World’s Busiest Maternity Ward (S,HD). Anita Rani visits the Dr Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in the Philippine capital Manila and follows the fortunes of three expectant mothers from very different backgrounds.

9.00 Breathless (S,HD). 4/6. Charlie fears he will be struck off in the wake of the patient’s death, Otto asks Angela to join him on a trip and Mulligan offers to give the files to Elizabeth – on one condition.

9.00 Bedlam (S,HD). 1/4. New series. Documentary following patients at the South London and Maudsley psychiatric institution, exploring different aspects of mental health, beginning with anxiety.

9.00 Stalked to Death: Countdown to Murder (S,HD). 4/6. The events that led Jonathan Vass to murder his ex-partner Jane Clough.

10.00 BBC News (S,HD). 10.25 Regional News (S); Weather. 10.35 Question Time (S,HD). 8/38. David Dimbleby chairs a debate from St Austell, Cornwall, as a panel of guests faces topical questions from the audience.

10.00 Mock the Week – Again (R,S). 3/12. With Marcus Brigstocke, Gary Delaney and Zoe Lyons. 10.30 Newsnight (S,HD). Followed by Weather.

10.00 ITV News at Ten (S). 10.30 ITV News Central (S); Weather. 10.35 The Jonathan Ross Show (R,S,HD). 3/10. With Naomi Campbell, three of the X Factor judges, Stephen Merchant and Laura Mvula.

10.00 Up All Night: Britain on Call (S,HD). 3/4. The third of four documentaries about life after dark across Britain goes on the road with night workers in Manchester, from plumbers to GPs, mechanics to vets.

10.00 Person of Interest (S,HD). 2/22. Reese delves into Root’s past to see if he can find a clue about where she is holding Finch, heading to Texas with Carter to seek information on the contract killer.

11.35 This Week (S). Andrew Neil, Michael Portillo and guests discuss political and parliamentary developments from the past seven days.

11.20 Trust Me I’m a Doctor (R,S,HD). 3/3. Gabriel Weston examines a novel cure for migraines. Last in the series.

11.40 Wild Britain with Ray Mears (R,S,HD). 7/10. The survival expert observes the wildlife of the Isle of Wight’s south coast, including smooth-hound sharks, ravens and the rare Glanville fritillary butterfly.

11.05 Mercury Prize Awards Show (S). Coverage of yesterday’s music ceremony, hosted by Lauren Laverne and Nick Grimshaw.

11.00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (S,HD). 7/8. A Broadway star falls to his death after his flying harness fails. 11.55 Inside Hollywood. Magazine show.

12.20 Holiday Weatherview (S). 12.25 BBC News (S,HD).

12.20 Sign Zone: Our Dirty Nation – Panorama (R,S). Joan Bakewell examines whether enough is being done to clean up Britain, arguing that people need to take more pride in their surroundings and confronting litter louts. 12.50 This Is BBC Two (S). Preview of upcoming programmes. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone

12.05 Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. 3.00 Christmas Shopping Wars: Tonight (R,S,HD). 3.25 ITV Nightscreen (HD). Textbased information service. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S). The host invites guests to air their differences over family and relationship issues, and provides them with his own brand of no-nonsense advice.

12.30 Random Acts (S). 12.35 999: What’s Your Emergency? (R,S,HD). 1.30 Embarrassing Bodies (R,S,HD). 2.25 Unreported World (R,S). 2.50 The Property Market Undercover (R,S). 3.20 SuperScrimpers’ Challenge (R,S,HD). 4.15 Deal or No Deal (R,S,HD). 5.10 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures (S,HD). 5.15 Countdown (R,S,HD).

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6.00 Daybreak (S,HD). 8.30 Lorraine (S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S,HD). 10.30 This Morning (S). 12.30 Loose Women (S,HD). 1.30 ITV News (S); Weather. 1.55 ITV News Central (S). 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal (R,S,HD). 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S,HD). 3.59 ITV Central Weather (S). 4.00 Tipping Point: Lucky Stars (R,S,HD). With Simon Gregson, John Thomson and Ricky Tomlinson. 5.00 The Chase (R,S,HD). Quiz show.

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6.00 The Treacle People 6.10 The Hoobs 7.05 According to Jim (HD). 7.25 Will & Grace 7.55 Frasier 9.00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10.00 The Big Bang Theory (HD). 11.00 Undercover Boss USA 12.00 Channel 4 News Summary 12.05 Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking (HD). 12.30 SuperScrimpers (HD). 12.35 Film: The Quiet Man (1952). Drama, with John Wayne. ●●●● 3.10 Countdown (HD). 4.00 Deal or No Deal: Freaky Fun Fayre (HD). 5.00 Four in a Bed (HD). 5.30 Come Dine with Me (HD).

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6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD). 11.10 The Hotel Inspector (R,S). 12.10 5 News Lunchtime (S,HD). 12.15 Construction Squad: Operation Homefront (R). 1.15 Home and Away (S,HD). 1.45 Neighbours (S,HD). 2.20 The Mentalist (R,S,HD). 3.15 Film: Committed (S,HD) (2011). Premiere. Thriller, starring Andrea Roth. Edited for daytime broadcast. ●●● 5.00 5 News at 5 (S,HD). 5.30 Neighbours (R,S,HD).

Gardeners’ World, 8pm

Tipping Point: Lucky Stars, 4pm

Man Down, 9.30pm

Neighbours, 5.30pm

6.00 BBC News (S,HD). Followed by Weather. 6.30 Regional News (S); Weather.

6.00 Eggheads (S,HD). 89/140. Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine. 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two (S,HD). A look ahead to tomorrow’s live show.

6.00 ITV News Central (S); Weather. 6.30 ITV News (S); Weather.

6.00 The Simpsons (R,S,HD). 12/21. Ned comes to the rescue when Homer is unable to pay his mortgage. 6.30 Hollyoaks (S,HD).

6.00 Home and Away (R,S,HD). 6.30 NewsTalk Live (S,HD).

7.00 The One Show (S,HD). 7.30 A Question of Sport (R,S,HD). With Tim Bresnan, Amir Khan, Mark Bright and Kelly Sotherton. Followed by BBC News.

7.00 The Great British Bake Off Masterclass (S,HD). 15/16. Tutorials on making a wheatfree rye loaf, pretzels, suet pudding and religieuses.

7.00 Emmerdale (S,HD). Moira realises Cain stole the cars. 7.30 Coronation Street (S,HD). Nick reaches breaking point as the kids race around him at Faye’s party.

7.00 News (S). 7.30 Unreported World (S). 5/8. 7.55 (S,HD). A Baptist chaplain talks about his role at Heathrow.

7.00 Chris Tarrant Goes Fishing (S,HD). New series. The broadcaster explores some of the world’s best fishing grounds. Followed by 5 News Update.

8.00 EastEnders (S,HD). Janine and Michael face each other for the final time. 8.30 Room 101 (R,S,HD). 6/8. With Nick Hewer, Carol Vorderman and Rhod Gilbert.

8.00 Gardeners’ World (S,HD). 29/31. Esther Rantzen gives Joe Swift a guided tour of her garden. 8.30 Autumnwatch (S,HD). 4/4. The challenges that winter will bring for the UK’s wildlife. Last in the series.

8.00 Off the Beaten Track (S,HD). 1/6. New series. Christine Bleakley explores the UK’s lesser-known destinations. 8.30 Coronation Street (S,HD). Anna calls the party to a premature end.

8.00 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (S,HD). 6/22. When floating corpses turn up, Coulson and the agents must hunt down an elusive killer in an investigation where nobody is safe. Comicbook drama, starring Clark Gregg.

8.00 Criminals: Caught on Camera (S,HD). Nick Wallis joins police forces across the nation to discover how CCTV and technological advances are helping to fight the huge rise in street theft. Last in the series. Followed by 5 News at 9.

9.00 Have I Got News for You (S,HD). 5/11. Kirsty Young hosts the quiz, with Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. 9.30 Citizen Khan (S,HD). 5/6. Mr Khan tries to secure a famous cricketer to operate the Eid festival tombola.

9.30 Autumnwatch Unsprung (S,HD). Naturalist Nick Baker joins Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin HughesGames to discuss and analyse subjects from the main programme.

9.00 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Michael Flatley (S,HD). 6/6. The creator of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, whose legs are insured for £25million, talks to Piers about his life, reputation and career. Last in the series.

9.00 8 Out of 10 Cats (S,HD). 5/9. Irreverent panel show, hosted by Jimmy Carr. 9.30 Man Down (S,HD). 3/6. Dan learns he has not been invited to his niece’s birthday party.

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10.00 BBC News (S,HD). 10.25 Regional News (S). Followed by National Lottery Update. 10.35 The Graham Norton Show (S,HD). 4/20. Graham is joined by Elton John, who chats and performs, and Judi Dench talks about new comedy Philomena. 11.20 Bluestone 42 (S,HD). 5/8. Mary reveals a secret about her life before she was a padre. 11.50 Halloween: Resurrection (S,HD) (2002). Horror sequel, starring Brad Loree and Busta Rhymes. ●

10.00 QI (S,HD). 9/18. Jo Brand, Marcus Brigstocke and Danny Baker join regular panellist Alan Davies as host Stephen Fry asks a range of unusual questions on all things kinetic. 10.30 Newsnight (S,HD).

10.00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man (S,HD). 10/18. James Corden talks about the DVD release of The Wrong Mans, Tom Hiddleston discusses Thor: The Dark World and Joan Collins shares some of her memoirs. With music by Tinie Tempah.

11.00 Weather (S). 11.05 Later with Jools Holland (S,HD). 7/8. Extended edition. With the National, London Grammar, John Mayer and Graham Parker & the Rumour.

10.00 ITV News at Ten (S). 10.30 ITV News Central (S); Weather. 10.35 TT: Closer to the Edge (S,HD) (2011). Premiere. Documentary following the annual Tourist Trophy motorcycle race held on the Isle of Man. The event has a reputation as one of the most dangerous motorcycling events in the world, with riders frequently being killed on the course. The film follows several competitors in the 2010 TT, including reigning champion John McGuinness. ●●●●

9.00 Britain’s Funniest Comedy Characters (R,S). Celebration of small-screen comedy creations, from the classic days of Alf Garnett, Basil Fawlty and Rigsby to more modern characters such as Miranda, Keith Lemon and Mrs Brown. Contributors to the show – some of whom are sure to feature on the list themselves – include Ruth Madoc (Hi-de-Hi!), Warren Mitchell (Alf Garnett), Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly’s Tony), Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs (Fawlty Towers).

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11.05 Stand Up for the Week (S). 1/8. New series. Paul Chowdhry hosts the satirical comedy show. 11.55 Was It Something I Said? (S,HD). 4/8. Extended edition, with guests Bob Mortimer and Katherine Ryan.

11.55 Inside Hollywood Magazine show, with location reports and showbusiness news from behind the scenes in Tinseltown.

12.40 Jackpot247 Interactive gaming. 3.00 Film: Captivity (S) (2007). A successful model is captured by a sadistic madman and subjected to a series of twisted torments in his underground lair. Horror, starring Elisha Cuthbert and Daniel Gillies. ●● 4.25 ITV Nightscreen (HD). Text-based information service.

12.40 Gogglebox (R,S). 1.25 London Irish (R,S,HD). 1.50 Random Acts (S). 1.55 The Big C (S,HD). 2.25 The Ricky Gervais Show (R,S,HD). 2.55 2 Broke Girls (S,HD). 3.20 Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 (S,HD). 3.40 SuperScrimpers’ Challenge (R,S,HD). 4.35 Deal or No Deal (R,S,HD). 5.30 Countdown (R,S,HD).

12.00 SuperCasino Live interactive gaming. 3.05 Pickpockets & Proud (R,S,HD). People making a living by picking pockets and snatching valuables in the street. 3.55 Motorsport Mundial (HD). 4.20 House Doctor (R,S). 4.45 House Doctor (R,S). 5.10 Divine Designs (R,S). 5.35 Wildlife SOS (R,S).

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1.15 Weatherview (S). 1.20 BBC News (S,HD).



12.10 Film: The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly (2007). Premiere. Biographical drama, with Mathieu Amalric. ●●●● 1.55 Sign Zone: Question Time (R,S). Topical debate from St Austell, Cornwall. 2.55 Sign Zone: The Paradise (R,S). A visitor from Paris causes fireworks. 3.55 This Is BBC Two (S).



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6.00 Breakfast (S,HD). 10.00 Saturday Kitchen Live (S). 11.30 Paul Hollywood’s Bread (R,S,HD). 12.00 Football Focus (S,HD). 12.45 Saturday Sportsday (S,HD). 1.00 Regional News (S,HD). 1.15 Bargain Hunt (R,S). 2.00 Live Rugby League World Cup (S,HD). England v Ireland (kickoff 2.30pm). 4.30 Final Score (S,HD). 5.10 Formula 1: The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Qualifying Highlights (S,HD). Action from the Yas Marina Circuit.


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6.00 This Is BBC Two (S). 7.10 Film: Second Chorus (S) (1940). ●●● 8.35 Film: Stage Struck (S) (1958). ●●● 10.10 Reel History of Britain (R,S). 10.40 The Life of Birds (R,S). 11.30 Fred Dibnah’s Industrial Age (R,S). 12.00 The A to Z of TV Cooking (S). 12.45 Talking Pictures (S). 1.25 Film: Becket (S) (1964). ●●●● 3.50 Film: Bitter Victory (S) (1957). War drama, with Richard Burton. ●●● 5.30 The House That £100K Built (R,S,HD).


6.00 CITV 9.25 Saturday Cookbook (R,S,HD). 10.20 Murder, She Wrote (R,S,HD). 11.15 ITV News (S); Weather. 11.25 Surprise Surprise (R,S,HD). 12.25 All Star Family Fortunes (R,S). 1.10 Doc Martin (R,S). 2.15 Catchphrase (R,S). 3.00 Film: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (S,HD) (2005). Sci-fi adventure prequel, starring Hayden Christensen. ●●●● 5.35 ITV News Central (S). 5.45 ITV News (S); Weather.

Channel 4

6.15 The Hoobs (R,S). 7.05 Volleyball (R,S). 8.00 The Morning Line (S). 9.00 The American Football Show (S). 10.00 Frasier (R,S). 10.30 Everybody Loves Raymond (R,S). 11.00 The Big Bang Theory (R,S,HD). 11.55 The Simpsons (R,S). Bart develops a sense of civic pride. 12.25 Heston’s Titanic Feast (R,S). 1.30 Channel 4 Racing (S). Live coverage from Ascot, Wetherby and Down Royal. 4.00 Come Dine with Me (R,S,HD).

Channel 5

6.00 Milkshake! 10.10 Power Rangers: Megaforce (S,HD). 10.45 Slugterra (S,HD). 11.10 Inside Hollywood. 11.15 Ben Fogle’s Animal Clinic (R,S,HD). 12.15 Film: Columbo: Blueprint for Murder (S) (1972). Crime drama, starring Peter Falk. ●●● 1.50 Film: Objective, Burma! (S) (1945). Second World War adventure, starring Errol Flynn. ●●● 4.35 Film: The Colditz Story (S) (1954). Second World War drama, starring John Mills. ●●●●●

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Ben Fogle’s Animal Clinic, 11.15am

6.30 Flog It! (R,S). /60. Mark Stacey and James Lewis offer advice to antique-hunters in Northampton.

6.00 Come Dine with Me (R,S,HD). Beautician Gina Shepherd hosts the final dinner party from Sheffield. 6.30 News (S).

6.30 Lost Heroes of World War One (R,S). 4/5. The poor morale of troops in 1917. Part of the Britain at War season

7.30 Meet the Monkeys: Natural World (R,S,HD). Colin StaffordJohnson travels to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi to shed light on the lives of Celebes crested macaques.

6.00 New You’ve Been Framed! (S). Comical clips, narrated by Harry Hill. 6.30 Fool Britannia (S,HD). 5/6. A hapless prison officer keeps losing inmates. 7.00 The Chase: Celebrity Special (S,HD). 5/11. Antony Cotton, Alex Jones, Gyles Brandreth and Paul Martin try to win thousands of pounds for charity by outwitting a trivia expert.

7.00 Double Your House for Half the Money (R,S,HD). 1/10. Sarah Beeny helps a Berkshire family double the size of its 1950s semi.

7.00 The Great Escape: Revealed (R,S). Archaeologists piece together the story of the PoW break-out that inspired the classic war movie.

8.15 Atlantis (S,HD). 6/13. Hercules visits a witch in an attempt to win Medusa’s heart, but when he releases a toxic enchantment, Jason has to undo history – unaware he is walking into a deadly trap. Mark Addy stars.

8.30 Dad’s Army (R,S). 6/14. Wilson is put in charge of the platoon when headquarters discovers that Mainwaring is not a commissioned officer and must join the ranks as a private. Comedy, starring Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier.

8.00 The X Factor (S,HD). 16/22. The battle for a music career continues as the budding pop stars take on classic disco tracks in the fourth live show, and Nile Rodgers and Chic perform a medley of their hits. The results are tomorrow at 8pm.

8.00 Grand Designs (R,S,HD). 9/11. Kevin McCloud follows a project near Newbury to construct a modern farmhouse that combines an open-plan party pad with functional spaces below.

8.00 War Hero in My Family (R,S,HD). 4/6. David Gower and Sara Cox research stories of the Second World War. 8.55 5 News Weekend (S,HD).

9.05 The National Lottery Live (S,HD). Chris Evans reveals the results. 9.15 Casualty (S,HD). Iain is deeply affected by an attack on two police officers, stirring up memories of his life in the Army.

9.00 Live from the National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage (S,HD). Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Derek Jacobi, Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch and James Corden are among the stars of stage and screen celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre. Nicholas Hytner directs a cast of 100 in a selection of the most memorable, groundbreaking, controversial and best-loved scenes from the company’s productions over the past five decades.

9.50 The Jonathan Ross Show (S,HD). 4/10. The host is joined by Paul Hollywood from The Great British Bake Off, actor and comedian Steve Coogan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) and Pet Shop Boys, who provide the music.

9.00 The Eagle (S,HD) (2011). Premiere. A Roman centurion seeks to restore his father’s honour by recovering the standard of a legion that disappeared. Accompanied by his British slave, he makes a dangerous journey north of Hadrian’s Wall into the Scottish Highlands, territory occupied by hostile tribes. Action adventure, with Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Mark Strong and Donald Sutherland. ●●●

9.00 Collateral Damage (S,HD) (2002). A heroic firefighter is plunged into the world of international terrorism when his wife and child are killed in a horrific attack. Disillusioned with the progress of the official investigation, he decides to take on the villains himself and heads for Colombia on a dangerous mission of revenge, determined to bring the perpetrators to justice. Action thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Francesca Neri, Elias Koteas and Cliff Curtis. ●●

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6.15 Regional News (S,HD). 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing (S,HD). It’s Halloween at Strictly, which means a hair-raising spectacular as the 11 remaining couples perform their spookiest routines, with the fearsome foursome of Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell deciding who was frightfully good and who was awfully bad.

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10.05 BBC News; Weather (S,HD). 10.25 Match of the Day (S,HD). Including action from Arsenal v Liverpool. Followed by National Lottery Update.

11.55 The Football League Show (S). Highlights of today’s games in the Championship, League One and League Two.

11.15 The Sarah Millican Slightly Longer Television Programme (S,HD). 6/6. 11.55 A Cock and Bull Story (S,HD) (2006). Comedy, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. ●●●●

11.10 Take Me Out (R,HD). 3/8. An accountant, a mixologist, a sales assistant and a historian enter the love lift in the hope of impressing 30 single women. Paddy McGuinness presents the dating show.

11.15 From Dusk Till Dawn (S,HD) (1996). A pair of outlaws take a family hostage and then lie low in a Mexican strip club, which turns out to be infested with vampires. Horror, starring George Clooney. ●●●●

11.15 Alien Hunter (S) (2003). Scientists examine an alien artefact found in Antarctica, only to unleash a strange creature and a deadly flesheating virus. Sci-fi thriller, starring James Spader. ●●

1.10 Weatherview (S). 1.15 BBC News (S,HD).

1.25 Film: Octane (S) (2003). A woman is pulled into a strange and violent underworld when she tries to rescue her teenage daughter from a blood-drinking cult. Horror, starring Madeleine Stowe and Norman Reedus. ●●● 2.50 This Is BBC Two (S). Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two.

12.10 Jackpot247 Viewers get the chance to participate in live interactive gaming from the comfort of their sofas, with a mix of roulette-wheel spins and lively chat from the presenting team. 3.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA (R,S). The host takes his successful talk show stateside. 3.45 ITV Nightscreen (HD).

1.20 Film: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (HD) (2011). Two men in a Turkish village confess to a murder and join a group of officials, including a doctor, a police chief and a prosecutor, to look for the victim’s body in the nearby wilderness. Crime drama, starring Muhammet Uzuner. ●●●● 3.55 Hollyoaks (R,S,HD).

1.00 SuperCasino 3.10 Scream: The True Story (R,S,HD). 4.00 Michaela’s Wild Challenge (R,S). 4.25 Make It Big (R,S). 4.50 Roary the Racing Car (R,S). 5.00 Angels of Jarm 5.10 Hana’s Helpline (R,S). 5.20 Angels of Jarm (R,S). 5.25 The Funky Valley Show (R,S). 5.40 Roary the Racing Car 5.50 Hana’s Helpline (R,S).




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6.00 Breakfast (S,HD). 7.25 Match of the Day (R,S,HD). 9.00 The Andrew Marr Show (S,HD). 10.00 Sunday Morning Live (S,HD). 11.00 Sunday Politics (S). 12.15 MOTD2 Extra (S,HD). 1.00 BBC News (S,HD). 1.15 The Story of the Swastika (S,HD). 1.45 Bargain Hunt (S). 2.40 Escape to the Country (R,S). 3.40 Points of View (S,HD). 3.55 Songs of Praise (S,HD). 4.30 Formula 1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Highlights (S,HD).



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6.00 This Is BBC Two (S). 7.10 Film: The Bride Walks Out (S) (1936). Comedy, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Gene Raymond. ●●● 8.30 Alan Titchmarsh’s Garden Secrets (R,S,HD). 9.30 Gardeners’ World (R,S,HD). 10.00 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites (S). 11.30 EastEnders (S,HD). 1.20 Rugby Union (S,HD). 2.20 Live Cycling (S). The Track World Cup from Manchester. 5.30 Inspire: The Olympic Journey (R,S,HD).


6.00 CITV 9.25 ITV News (S). 9.30 Storage Hoarders (R,S,HD). 10.30 Sunday Side Up (S,HD). 11.30 Sunday Scoop (S). 12.30 ITV News (S); Weather. 12.35 Inside the National Trust (S,HD). 1.35 Fool Britannia (R,S,HD). 2.05 The X Factor (R,S,HD). 3.55 Downton Abbey (R,S,HD). 5.00 You’ve Been Framed! (R,S). Comical clips, narrated by Harry Hill. 5.30 Prize Island (S,HD). Game show, hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Emma Willis.

Channel 4

6.10 The American Football Show (R,S). 7.05 Yorkshire Marathon (S). 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond (R,S). 9.00 Frasier (R,S). 9.30 Sunday Brunch (S). 12.30 The Big Bang Theory (R,S,HD). 1.50 The Simpsons (R,S). 3.20 Film: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (S,HD) (1989). Sci-fi sequel, starring William Shatner. ●● 5.25 Channel 4 News (S). 5.50 Film: Grease (S,HD) (1978). Romantic musical, with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. ●●●●●

Channel 5

6.00 Milkshake! 10.00 Power Rangers: Super Samurai (S,HD). 10.35 Slugterra (S,HD). 11.00 Cowboy Builders (R,S,HD). 12.00 Police Interceptors (R,S,HD). 1.00 Film: Ghostbusters (S,HD) (1984). Supernatural comedy, starring Bill Murray. ●●●●● 3.00 Film: Baby Boom (S,HD) (1987). Comedy, starring Diane Keaton. ●●● 5.10 Film: The Fox and the Hound (S,HD) (1981). Animated adventure, with the voice of Mickey Rooney. ●●●

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6.00 Regional News (S,HD). 6.20 Countryfile (S,HD). How the Hertfordshire landscape inspired sculptor Henry Moore.

6.35 ITV News Central (S); Weather. 6.45 ITV News (S); Weather.

7.20 Strictly Come Dancing: The Results (S,HD). Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman reveal which couples are in the danceoff, leaving their fates in the hands of the judges.

6.00 Flog It! (R,S). 25/80. The history of Poole Pottery. 6.30 The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek (S,HD). 6/6. A referee treats a pub like a football pitch. Last in the series. 7.00 How to Build a Jumbo Jet Engine (R,S). 2/3. The construction of Rolls-Royce’s Trent 1000 jet engine.

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8.00 The Paradise (S,HD). 3/8. Tom cancels the staff outing to the music hall, so Denise suggests the staff should put on their own show, while also worrying about whether to apply for the head of ladieswear job.

8.00 Africa’s Last Oasis: Countdown to the Rains (S,HD). 1/3. New series. The lives of animals living near the Luangwa River in Zambia.

8.00 The X Factor Results (S,HD). 16/22. The two acts with the lowest number of public votes face each other in the sing-off, and for one of them the dream of stardom will be over. Taylor Swift and Little Mix perform live.

8.00 Bigfoot Files (S). 3/3. Mark Evans travels to Russia to investigate the story of Zana, a “wild woman” said to have been found in the 1870s and thought to be a hominid or Neanderthal. Last in the series.

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9.00 Richard Hammond Builds a Planet (S,HD). The Top Gear presenter creates a CGI world from the top of a two-milehigh tower in the California desert, enlisting the help of scientists to carry out experiments along the way.

9.00 Great Continental Railway Journeys (S,HD). 2/6. Michael Portillo travels from Turin to Venice, recreating a scene from The Italian Job and investigating the British love affair with Lake Como in the early 20th century.

9.00 Downton Abbey (S,HD). 7/8. Robert travels to America to bail out Cora’s brother, Blake and Mary are forced to put aside their differences and help comes from an unlikely quarter when Violet is taken ill. Hugh Bonneville stars.

9.00 Homeland (S,HD). 5/12. A mysterious man enters the country at the US-Canadian border, Carrie puts her mission on the line to complete a risky favour and Saul is forced to rub elbows with an adversary. Thriller, starring Claire Danes.

10.00 Regional News (S,HD). 10.25 Match of the Day 2 (S,HD). Everton v Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City v Swansea City. Highlights of the Premier League matches at Goodison Park and the Cardiff City Stadium.

10.00 The Wrong Mans (R,S,HD). 6/6. Sam and Phil put themselves at risk to save the day. Comedy, starring Mathew Baynton. Last in the series. 10.30 QI XL (S,HD). 9/16. Extended edition. With Jo Brand, Marcus Brigstocke and Danny Baker.

10.05 ITV News (S); Weather. 10.20 OCD Ward (R,S,HD). An insight into four severe cases of obsessive compulsive disorder, including two men who are receiving treatment at south London’s Springfield University Hospital.

10.00 Was It Something I Said? (S,HD). 5/8. With guests Robert Webb and Miles Jupp. 10.25 Toast of London (S,HD). 3/6. 10.50 No Fire Zone (S). War crimes alleged to have been committed by the Sri Lankan government.

11.30 Rugby League World Cup (S,HD). Tanya Arnold presents highlights of the second round of group matches, which included England v Ireland, Australia v Fiji and New Zealand v France.

11.15 Never Mind the Buzzcocks (R,S,HD). 6/13. 11.45 The Invisible (S) (2007). Supernatural thriller, starring Justin Chatwin, Marcia Gay Harden and Margarita Levieva. ●●●

11.20 Premiership Rugby Union (HD). Action from the latest top-flight fixtures, which included Leicester Tigers v Harlequins, Gloucester v London Wasps and London Irish v Northampton Saints.

11.45 Alan Carr: Chatty Man (R,S,HD). 10/18. James Corden talks about the DVD release of The Wrong Mans, Tom Hiddleston discusses Thor: The Dark World and Joan Collins shares some of her memoirs.

12.30 The Sky at Night (S,HD). The team joins astronomers in Blackheath, south-east London, to watch a lunar eclipse and discover the results of the Moore Moon Marathon. 12.50 Weatherview (S). 12.55 BBC News (S,HD).

1.20 Sign Zone: Countryfile (R,S). For the first time, the programme plays host to One Man and His Dog, the contest showcasing the skills and traditions of sheepdog training and handling. Matt Baker commentates. 2.15 Sign Zone: Holby City (R,S). 3.15 This Is BBC Two (S). Preview of upcoming programmes.

12.20 The Store (R). 2.20 Motorsport UK (HD). Highlights from Silverstone, featuring the Ginetta GT Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup. With commentary by Richard John Neil. 3.10 ITV Nightscreen (HD). Text-based information service. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S,HD). Guests air their differences.

12.45 American Football Live (S). Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts (kickoff 1.30am). Nat Coombs is joined by Mike Carlson to present all the action from the AFC South encounter at the Reliant Stadium. 4.45 Killarney Adventure Race (R,S). 5.15 Deal or No Deal (R,S,HD). Highstakes game show, with Noel Edmonds.





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7.00 Surprise Surprise (S,HD). 7/10. Jessie J performs in the studio as a surprise for a 13-year-old girl from Lancashire who shaved off her hair in aid of the hospice where her grandfather stayed.

6.50 5 News Weekend (S,HD). 6.55 U-571 (S) (2000). American forces board a stricken Nazi submarine at the height of the Second World War in the hope of seizing an Enigma coding machine, but German reinforcements arrive, forcing them to flee in the unfamiliar craft. Action adventure, starring Matthew McConaughey, Harvey Keitel, Bill Paxton and Jon Bon Jovi. ●●

9.00 2012 (S,HD) (2009). Premiere. A scientist learns the world is soon to face a global cataclysm that will wipe out the human race, but finds the US president has plans to secretly save a fraction of the population, leaving everyone else to die. A writer learns of this plan and as the world is devastated by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, he tries to get his family to the last safe refuge. Disaster movie, with John Cusack and Chiwetel Ejiofor. ●●●

12.10 Film: Creep (S) (2004). ●●● 1.35 SuperCasino 3.10 Gadget Show (R,S,HD). 4.00 Michaela’s Wild Challenge (R,S). 4.25 Make It Big (R,S). 4.50 Roary the Racing Car (R,S). 5.00 Angels of Jarm (R,S). 5.05 Hana’s Helpline 5.20 Angels of Jarm (R,S). 5.25 Funky Valley Show (R,S). 5.40 Roary the Racing Car (R,S).



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6.00 Daybreak (S,HD). 8.30 Lorraine (S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S). 10.30 This Morning (S). 12.30 Loose Women (S,HD). 1.30 ITV News (S); Weather. 1.55 ITV News Central (S). 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal (R,S). 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S,HD). Features, music and conversation. 3.59 ITV Central Weather (S). 4.00 Tipping Point (S,HD). Quiz show, hosted by Ben Shephard. 5.00 The Chase (S,HD). Quiz show, hosted by Bradley Walsh.

Channel 4

6.10 The Hoobs 7.00 According to Jim (HD). 7.25 Will & Grace 7.50 Everybody Loves Raymond 8.55 Frasier 10.00 Undercover Boss USA (HD). 11.00 Beat My Build (HD). 12.00 Channel 4 News Summary 12.05 Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking (HD). 12.35 River Cottage Bites (HD). 12.55 Film: Hombre (HD) (1967). ●●●●● 3.10 Countdown (HD). 4.00 Deal or No Deal (HD). 5.00 Four in a Bed (HD). 5.30 Come Dine with Me (HD).

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6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD). 11.10 The Hotel Inspector (R,S). 12.10 5 News Lunchtime (S,HD). 12.15 War Hero in My Family (R,S,HD). 1.15 Home and Away (S,HD). 1.45 Neighbours (S,HD). 2.20 The Mentalist (R,S,HD). 3.15 Film: Deadliest Sea (S,HD) (2009). Drama, starring Sebastian Pigott, Joanne Boland, Ryan Blakely and Kristen Holden-Ried. ●●● 5.00 5 News at 5 (S,HD). 5.30 Neighbours (R,S,HD). Kyle gains a new admirer.

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6.00 BBC News (S,HD); Weather. 6.30 Regional News (S); Weather.

6.00 ITV News Central (S); Weather. 6.30 ITV News (S); Weather.

6.00 The Simpsons (R,S,HD). 13/21. 6.30 Hollyoaks (S,HD). A piece of damning evidence seems to prove Martha’s suspicions about Will.

6.00 Home and Away (R,S,HD). Zac decides to investigate what Ethan is doing at Sanctuary Lodge. 6.30 NewsTalk Live (S,HD).

7.00 The One Show (S,HD). Hosted by Alex Jones and Matt Baker. 7.30 Caught Red Handed (R,S,HD). The innovative ways criminals are being caught in the act. Followed by BBC News.

6.00 Eggheads (S,HD). 90/140. Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine. 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two (S,HD). Zoe Ball chats to the latest couple to be eliminated. 7.00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (S,HD). 1/20. New series. Fern Britton and Phil Vickery take part in the challenge.

7.00 Emmerdale Alicia and David discover Jacob has run away. (S,HD). 7.30 Coronation Street (S,HD). Todd’s boyfriend makes an unwelcome appearance.

7.00 News (S). 7.55 (S). A week of talks from carers.

7.00 Construction Squad: Operation Homefront (S,HD). Building a new boathouse for the Solent Rescue lifeboat service. Followed by 5 News Update.

8.00 EastEnders (S,HD). The fallout from the killing continues. 8.30 After Savile: No More Secrets? – Panorama (S,HD). Sanchia Berg explores the law regarding reporting child abuse.

8.00 University Challenge (S,HD). 17/37. The first of the secondround matches. 8.30 MasterChef: The Professionals (S,HD). 1/24. New series. Experienced chefs compete in the culinary challenge.

8.00 Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green (S,HD). 2/8. The actor explores the sparsely populated Northumberland National Park. 8.30 Coronation Street (S,HD). Roy regrets telling Anna about Hayley’s plan.

8.00 Energy Bills Exposed: Channel 4 Dispatches (S). A report on rising fuel costs. 8.30 Health Freaks (S). 3/6. Possible treatments for psoriasis, migraines and Crohn’s disease.

8.00 The Gadget Show (S,HD). The directors of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 give their verdicts on animation apps, while Jason Bradbury and Rachel Riley test Bluetooth speakers on an assault course. Followed by 5 News at 9.

9.00 Ripper Street (S,HD). 2/8. The murder of a young woman with an unusual deformity leads Reid and the team to London Hospital’s most famous resident – so-called Elephant Man Joseph Merrick.

9.00 The Choir: Sing While You Work (S,HD). 1/8. New series. Gareth Malone sets out once again to get staff in some of Britain’s busiest workplaces to form singing groups before pitting them against one another in a competition.

9.00 A Mother’s Son (R,S,HD). 1/2. Part one of two. A woman stumbles upon evidence that suggests someone in her family may have been involved in a murder. Drama, starring Hermione Norris and Martin Clunes.

9.00 999: What’s Your Emergency? (S,HD). 5/6. Paramedics across Britain treat patients over the age of 65, including a woman who has collapsed at home.

9.00 The Woman with 40 Cats – and Other Pet Hoarders (S,HD). Documentary giving an insight into the lives of people whose love of animals has become an obsession, including a retired secretary who shares her home with 40 cats.

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10.00 BBC News (S,HD). 10.25 Regional News (S); Weather. 10.35 Have I Got a Bit More News for You (R,S,HD). 5/11. Kirsty Young hosts the quiz, with Paul Merton and Ian Hislop joined by journalist Max Keiser and comedian Tony Law. 11.20 Citizen Khan (R,S,HD). 5/6. Mr Khan tries to secure a famous cricketer to operate the Eid festival tombola. 11.50 The Graham Norton Show (R,S,HD). 4/20.

10.00 Never Mind the Buzzcocks (S,HD). 7/13. American singer Michael Bolton takes a turn in the host’s chair for another round of the comedy music quiz. 10.30 Newsnight (S,HD). Followed by Weather.

10.00 ITV News at Ten (S). 10.30 ITV News Central (S); Weather. 10.35 The Agenda (S,HD). 5/8. ITV’s political editor Tom Bradby presents a discussion on the week’s main talking points.

10.00 Fresh Meat (S,HD). 1/8. New series. Josie invites the gang to a party at her new home in Southampton. Jack Whitehall and Greg McHugh star. 10.50 Cardinal Burns (S,HD). 1/6. New series. A combination of sketches and narrative comedy.

10.00 Under the Dome (S,HD). 12/13. The townsfolk make house-tohouse searches as they hunt for Barbie, who enlists Angie’s help to hide Julia. Joe and Norrie are arrested after finding a new hiding place for the egg. Sci-fi drama, starring Mike Vogel.

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11.20 Africa’s Last Oasis: Countdown to the Rains (R,S,HD). 1/3. Kate Humble and Simon King report from Zambia on the lives of animals living near the Luangwa River.

11.05 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Michael Flatley (R,S,HD). 6/6. The creator of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, whose legs are insured for £25million, talks to Piers about his life, reputation and career. Last in the series.

11.25 America’s Animal Hoarder: Horror at the Zoo (R,S,HD). Documentary telling the story of Terry Thompson, who released his collection of exotic animals onto the streets of Zanesville, Ohio.

11.00 Judge Dredd (S,HD) (1995). A futuristic law enforcer fights to clear his name after he is framed for murder. Sci-fi thriller based on the 2000AD comicstrip, starring Sylvester Stallone and Armand Assante. ●●

12.20 Sign Zone: The Culture Show: The People’s Palace (R,S). Tom Dyckhoff explores the new Library of Birmingham to find out how the cutting-edge building functions and asks what role it has to play in the digital age. 12.50 Sign Zone: The Story of the Jews (R,S). 1.50 This Is BBC Two (S). 4.00 BBC Learning Zone

12.05 Jackpot247 Viewers get the chance to participate in live interactive gaming from the comfort of their sofas, with a mix of roulette-wheel spins and lively chat from the presenting team. 3.00 Champions League Weekly (S,HD). 3.25 ITV Nightscreen (HD). 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S).

12.40 Random Acts (S). Comedian Reggie Watts presents a short creative film. 12.45 Lata in Her Own Voice (S). 1.40 Film: Pakeezah (1972). Bollywood musical, with Meena Kumari. ●●●● 4.15 Nashville (S,HD). 4.55 Deal or No Deal: Freaky Fun Fayre (R,S,HD). 5.50 River Cottage Bites (R,S,HD).

12.45 Campus PD (S,HD). Officer Dimmitt shuts down a rowdy house party. 1.05 SuperCasino. 3.05 Stalked to Death: Countdown to Murder (R,S,HD). 3.55 HouseBusters (R,S). 4.20 House Doctor (R,S). 4.45 Great Scientists (R,S). 5.10 Michaela’s Wild Challenge (R,S). 5.35 Wildlife SOS (R,S).

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6.00 Daybreak (S,HD). 8.30 Lorraine (S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S). 10.30 This Morning (S). 12.30 Loose Women (S,HD). 1.30 ITV News (S); Weather. 1.55 ITV News Central (S). 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal (R,S). 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S,HD). Features, music and conversation. 3.59 ITV Central Weather (S). 4.00 Tipping Point (S,HD). Quiz show, hosted by Ben Shephard. 5.00 The Chase (S,HD). Quiz show, hosted by Bradley Walsh.

16/17 The Causeway, SN15 3DA

Channel 4

6.00 The Treacle People. 6.10 The Hoobs. 7.00 According to Jim (HD). 7.25 Will & Grace. 7.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.55 Frasier. 10.00 Undercover Boss USA (HD). 11.00 Beat My Build. 12.00 News. 12.05 Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking. 12.35 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. 1.10 River Cottage Bites. 1.20 Film: Ten Tall Men (HD) (1951). ●●● 3.10 Countdown. 4.00 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Four in a Bed. 5.30 Come Dine with Me (HD).

Channel 5

6.00 Milkshake!. 9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD). 11.10 The Hotel Inspector (R,S). 12.10 5 News Lunchtime (S,HD). 12.15 Ben Fogle’s Animal Clinic (R,S,HD). 1.15 Home and Away (S,HD). 1.45 Neighbours (S,HD). 2.20 NCIS (R,S). 3.20 Film: Summer House (S) (2008). Thriller, starring Lindsay Price, David Jones, Sadie LeBlanc, Niall Matter and Emma Stevens. ●●● 5.00 5 News at 5 (S,HD). 5.30 Neighbours (R,S,HD).

6.00 Home and Away (R,S,HD). Brax learns the car crash was no accident. 6.30 NewsTalk Live (S,HD).

7.00 Emmerdale (S,HD). 7.30 Live UEFA Champions League (S,HD). Real Sociedad v Manchester United (Kick-off 7.45pm). Adrian Chiles presents coverage of the matchday four Group A fixture at the Anoeta Stadium, where the Red Devils are looking for a valuable away win against the Spanish hosts. United claimed a 1-0 victory in the reverse on matchday three at Old Trafford, and three points for David Moyes’ men would go a long way to securing a place in the knockout stage in his first season at the club. With analysis from Lee Dixon, Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill, and commentary by Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

7.00 News (S). 7.55 (S). A mother reveals why she stopped going to church.

7.00 Jungle Babies: Tarsier Tails (S,HD). 5/25. Solo comes to the rescue when the family encounters a python. 7.30 The Dog Rescuers (S,HD). Followed by 5 News Update.

8.00 Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners (S,HD). 2/8. A hygiene-obsessed mother-oftwo visits a Bedfordshire woman whose home has been overrun by six goats, while newlyweds in Blackpool receive help shifting hoards of electrical items.

8.00 Cowboy Builders (S,HD). Dominic Littlewood and Melinda Messenger revisit a couple they helped two years ago in Balham, south London, whose flat was left an unfinished shell with severe structural problems. Followed by 5 News at 9.

9.00 Embarrassing Bodies: The Man with Half a Face (S). The team follows the day-today life of a man who has half his face missing, revealing how he copes, the medical help available and how others view him.

9.00 The Mentalist (S,HD). 2/22. A man working on cutting-edge drone technology dies when his car explodes, and Jane gets his best clue yet to the identity of Red John when the serial killer strikes again.

10.00 Later Live – with Jools Holland (S,HD). 8/8. With the Killers, Chase and Status, Boy George and Jimmy Webb and Justin Currie. Last in the series. 10.30 Newsnight (S,HD). Followed by Weather.

10.00 ITV News at Ten (S). 10.30 ITV News Central (S); Weather. 10.35 UEFA Champions League: Extra Time (S,HD). Highlights of this evening’s matchday four fixtures.

10.00 Masters of Sex (S,HD). 5/12. Masters expands the study to include couples and experiences anxiety about becoming a father, while Johnson tries to connect with her son, who prefers spending time with his dad.

10.00 Castle (S,HD). 6/24. A customer relations officer is murdered and the crime scene reminds Castle of the methods of a serial killer he once researched for a novel, but who escaped justice.

11.20 The Choir: Sing While You Work (R,S,HD). 1/8. Gareth Malone sets up choirs in British workplaces, beginning at P&O Ferries.

11.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA (R,S). The host takes his successful talk show stateside, where he invites American guests to air their differences, and dispenses his own judgment on the situation.

11.10 Random Acts (S). With Tinie Tempah. 11.15 8 Out of 10 Cats Uncut (S,HD). 5/9. With Alex Jones, Tinchy Stryder, David O’Doherty and Katherine Ryan.

11.00 Body of Proof (R,S,HD). 6/9. Megan accepts an invitation to a social event hosted by her mother, hoping the occasion will help her solve the murder of a magazine editor. Crime drama, starring Dana Delany.

12.20 Sign Zone: Terror in the Desert. 1.20 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone: Fit to Rule. 4.30 The Last Days of Anne Boleyn. 4.50 The Modern Monarchy. 5.50 Scott Haran & Percelle Ascott Present The Falcon’s Malteser (S,HD); 5.55 Aimee Kelly Presents My Naughty Little Sister (S,HD).

12.20 Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. 3.00 Loose Women (R,HD). Kaye Adams, Coleen Nolan, Nadia Sawalha and Janet Street-Porter are joined by presenter Nick Knowles and comedienne Jo Brand. 3.50 ITV Nightscreen (HD). Text-based information service. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S,HD).

12.00 Poker (S). 1.00 KOTV Boxing Weekly (S). Juan Carlos Burgos v Yakubu Amidu. 1.25 Volleyball (S). 2.20 Yorkshire Marathon (R,S). 3.20 SuperScrimpers’ Challenge (R,S,HD). 4.15 Deal or No Deal: Freaky Fun Fayre (R,S,HD). 5.10 Countdown (R,S,HD). 5.50 River Cottage Bites (R,S,HD).

12.00 Stalked to Death: Countdown to Murder (R,S,HD). 12.55 SuperCasino. Live interactive gaming. 3.05 I Lost Weight but Lost My Husband! (R,S,HD). 3.55 HouseBusters (R,S). 4.20 House Doctor (R,S). 4.45 Great Scientists (R,S). 5.10 Michaela’s Wild Challenge (R,S). 5.35 Wildlife SOS (R,S).

Castle, 10pm

6.00 The Simpsons (R,S,HD). 14/21. 6.30 Hollyoaks (S,HD). Dodger’s suspicions about Will grow ever darker.

Masters of Sex, 10pm

6.00 ITV News Central (S); Weather. 6.30 ITV News (S); Weather.

7.00 The One Show (S,HD). Live chat and topical reports. 7.30 EastEnders (S,HD). Bianca returns home – with a new man in tow. Followed by BBC News.

The Chase, 5pm

6.00 Eggheads (S,HD). 91/140. 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two (S,HD). Zoe Ball is joined by the couple who narrowly avoided elimination on Sunday. 7.00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (S,HD). 2/20. Janice Long takes on her Radio 2 colleague Ken Bruce as they hunt for collectibles in Oxfordshire to sell at auction.

6.00 BBC News (S,HD); Weather. 6.30 Regional News (S); Weather.

8.00 Holby City (S,HD). 4/52. Malick struggles to stay out of surgery when a mentor from his past turns up, Chrissie and Sacha come to an important decision and Jac tries to keep her feelings in check.

8.00 MasterChef: The Professionals (S,HD). 2/24. Four of the eight chefs from yesterday’s heat return to face a skills test in which they must make three different coconut tuiles to decorate quenelles of Chantilly cream.

Eggheads, 6pm

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Holby City, 8pm

(R) repeat (S) subtitles (HD) highdefinition

9.00 The Escape Artist (S,HD). 2/3. Maggie is determined to prove she can get serial killer Liam Foyle acquitted, while the colleagues of key witness Will struggle to build a prosecution case without his help.

9.00 Iceland Foods: Life in the Freezer Cabinet (S,HD). 3/3. Malcolm Walker decides to relaunch the business with a new TV advertising campaign and his son Richard takes over as manager at the firm’s Swiss Cottage store. Last in the series.

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10.00 BBC News (S,HD). 10.25 Regional News (S). Followed by National Lottery Update. 10.35 Imagine – Edmund de Waal: Make Pots or Die (S,HD). 2/7. Alan Yentob meets potter Edmund de Waal as he exhibits in New York. 11.50 The Men Who Stare at Goats (S,HD) (2009). A journalist posted to Iraq learns the bizarre story of a secret experiment to endow soldiers with psychic powers. Satirical comedy, starring George Clooney. ●●●




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6.00 Breakfast 9.15 Remembrance Week (S,HD). 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer (R,S). 11.00 Saints and Scroungers (S,HD). 11.45 Escape to the Country (S). 12.15 Bargain Hunt (R,S,HD). 1.00 BBC News; Weather (S,HD). 1.30 Regional News (S). 1.45 Doctors (S,HD). 2.15 The Indian Doctor (S,HD). 3.00 Pressure Pad (S,HD). 3.45 Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds (S,HD). 4.30 Antiques Road Trip (S,HD). 5.15 Pointless (S,HD).

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6.00 This Is BBC Two (S). 6.30 Homes Under the Hammer (R,S,HD). 7.30 Saints and Scroungers (R,S,HD). 8.15 Sign Zone: Real Rescues (R,S). 9.00 Sign Zone: The Wonder of Dogs (R,S). 10.00 Sign Zone: Plan It, Build It (R,S). 10.30 Sign Zone: See Hear (S). 11.00 BBC News (S,HD). 11.30 Daily Politics (S). Including Prime Minister’s Questions. 1.00 Animal Park (R,S). 2.00 Live Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals (S,HD). 5.00 Flog It! (R,S).


6.00 Daybreak (S,HD). 8.30 Lorraine (S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S). 10.30 This Morning (S). 12.30 Loose Women (S,HD). 1.30 ITV News (S); Weather. 1.55 ITV News Central (S). 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal (R,S). 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S,HD). Features, music and conversation. 3.59 ITV Central Weather (S). 4.00 Tipping Point (S,HD). Quiz show, hosted by Ben Shephard. 5.00 The Chase (S,HD). Quiz show, hosted by Bradley Walsh.

Channel 4

6.00 The Treacle People 6.10 The Hoobs 7.00 According to Jim 7.25 Will & Grace 7.55 Everybody Loves Raymond 8.55 Frasier 10.00 Undercover Boss USA 11.00 Beat My Build 12.00 Channel 4 News Summary 12.05 Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking 12.35 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals 1.10 River Cottage Bites 1.20 Film: Carry On Doctor (1967). ●●● 3.10 Countdown 4.00 Deal or No Deal 5.00 Four in a Bed 5.30 Come Dine with Me

Channel 5

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD). 11.10 The Hotel Inspector (R,S). 12.10 5 News Lunchtime (S,HD). 12.15 Cowboy Builders (R,S). 1.15 Home and Away (S,HD). 1.45 Neighbours (S,HD). 2.20 NCIS (R,S). An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is murdered. 3.15 Impact (R,S). Drama, starring David James Elliott. 5.00 5 News at 5 (S,HD). 5.30 Neighbours (R,S,HD). Susan forces Bailey and Callum to work together.

Newsnight, 10.30pm

Coronation Street, 7.30pm

The Cruel Cut, 10.45pm

Robson’s Extreme Fishing ... 7pm

6.00 BBC News (S,HD); Weather. 6.30 Regional News (S); Weather.

6.00 Eggheads (S,HD). 92/140. Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine. 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two (S,HD). Ian Waite analyses the couples’ training.

6.00 ITV News Central (S); Weather. 6.30 ITV News (S); Weather.

6.00 The Simpsons (R,S,HD). 15/21. Homer and Marge get married for a second time. 6.30 Hollyoaks Will is driven to desperate measures. (S,HD).

6.00 Home and Away (R,S,HD). Kyle breaks up with Tamara when she admits to having feelings for Casey. 6.30 NewsTalk Live (S,HD).

7.00 The One Show (S,HD). Hosted by Matt Baker and Alex Jones. Followed by BBC News.

7.00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (S,HD). 3/20. Dinnerladies co-stars Anne Reid and Thelma Barlow take part in the challenge.

7.00 Emmerdale (S,HD). Jai realises Sam knows about Archie. 7.30 Coronation Street (S,HD). Sean pleads Todd’s case with Eileen after hearing a different version of events.

7.00 News (S). 7.55 (S). A Buddhist talks about caring for her husband.

7.00 Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge (R,S,HD). The actor travels to Peru to catch lake trout. Followed by 5 News Update.

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Watchdog, 8pm

8.00 Watchdog (S,HD). 8/8. Anne Robinson investigates the rise in pet insurance premiums and asks why some people are being told they are too old to take out a mortgage. Last in the series.

8.00 MasterChef: The Professionals (S,HD). 3/24. The four chefs from Monday’s heat who have yet to face their skills test are challenged to prepare and cook abalone, before recreating Michel Roux Jr’s Bordeaux duck breast dish.

8.00 Ben Fogle’s Animal Clinic (S,HD). Rob Pettitt operates on a young sheepdog with septic arthritis in its elbow joints and Helen Williams is called out by a farmer whose sheep have developed weight problems. Followed by 5 News at 9.

9.00 Britain on the Fiddle (S,HD). 1/3. New series. Richard Bilton exposes some of Britain’s benefits cheats, following investigators as they chase a woman who won £95,000 on a game show but carried on claiming.

9.00 Ambassadors (S,HD). 3/3. The Tazbeks rise up against their government and Davis sets out to meet the rebel leader, while an interrogator tries to find out if any staff members are spies. Comedy, starring David Mitchell. Last in the series.

8.00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot (S,HD). 4/5. The sleuth falls victim to depression after failing to prevent the murder of a society girl by notorious art thief Marrascaud. His confidence shattered, Poirot eventually returns to work when a lonely chauffeur begs him to find his missing soulmate, the maid of a famous Russian dancer. The penultimate episode of the long-running detective drama, starring David Suchet, with Simon Callow, Orla Brady and Patrick Ryecart.

8.00 River Cottage to the Core (S,HD). 4/4. Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall rustles up plum compote, Waldorf salad and banana flapjacks, while Gill Meller and Pam Corbin make the most of rosehips. Last in the series.

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9.00 Grand Designs (S,HD). 10/11. Kevin McCloud revisits a British woman who moved to southern Spain 10 years ago with her husband – who has since died – and planned to build a modern home in the Andalusian hills.

9.00 Too Fat to Fly (S). The stories of obese Britons who have suffered embarrassing incidents on holiday, including a couple told they were too heavy to sit next to each other on a flight to Guernsey. Part of Supersized Season.

10.00 The Culture Show: Wars of the Heart (S,HD). 20/32. Writers who were inspired by their experiences during the Blitz. 10.30 Newsnight (S,HD). Followed by Weather.

10.00 ITV News at Ten (S). 10.30 ITV News Central (S); Weather. 10.35 Newsflash – Stories That Stopped the World (S,HD). Behind the scenes of momentous news events. Julie Etchingham narrates.

10.00 Gogglebox (S). 7/13. Weekly TV review programme. 10.45 The Cruel Cut (S,HD). Documentary exploring the complex world of female genital mutilation, which was made illegal in the UK in 1985.

11.05 Film 2013 (S,HD). 1/7. New series. Reviews of Gravity, and Seduced and Abandoned. 11.35 Keeping Up with the Steins (S) (2006). Comedy drama, starring Daryl Sabara, Jami Gertz and Cheryl Hines. ●●

11.20 Iceland Foods: Life in the Freezer Cabinet (R,S). 3/3. Malcolm Walker relaunches the business. Last in the series.

11.35 James Nesbitt’s Ireland (R,S,HD). 7/8. The actor visits a brandy distillery in Co Cork, samples a range of fruits grown by a family from Tipperary, and meets an estate agent who specialises in the sale of castles.

11.45 Random Acts (S,HD). An uplifting short film by musical collective Ernest Endeavours. 11.50 Up All Night: Britain on Call (R,S,HD). 3/3. On the road with night workers in Manchester.

1.00 Weatherview (S). 1.05 BBC News (S,HD).

12.20 Sign Zone: See Hear (R,S). An edition marking Remembrance Day, featuring a visit to the factory where the idea for the first poppy appeal began. Plus, the expat whose experience in Afghanistan left him deafened. With voiceover. 12.50 This Is BBC Two (S). 4.00 BBC Learning Zone (S,HD).

12.05 Jackpot247. 3.00 Film: Columbo: Strange Bedfellows (S,HD) (1995). The sleuth receives help from a gangland enforcer while investigating the deaths of a horse trainer’s brother and a Mob bookie. Crime drama, starring Peter Falk and Rod Steiger. ●● 4.35 ITV Nightscreen (HD). 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S,HD).

12.50 Drifters (S,HD). 1.40 Film: A Dirty Shame (S) (2004). John Waters’ comedy, starring Tracey Ullman and Johnny Knoxville. ●●● 3.10 Shapes (R,S). 3.15 SuperScrimpers’ Challenge (R,S,HD). 4.10 Deal or No Deal: Freaky Fun Fayre (R,S,HD). 5.05 Countdown (R,S,HD). 5.50 River Cottage Bites (R,S,HD).



10.00 BBC News (S,HD). 10.25 Regional News (S). Followed by National Lottery Update. 10.35 A Question of Sport (S,HD). 3/36. With Chris Hoy and Joe Calzaghe. Presented by Sue Barker.




10.00 Step Brothers (S,HD) (2008). Brennan and Dale are two 40-year-old men who have never flown the nest. All that changes when Brennan’s mother marries Dale’s father, and the spoiled sons are forced to share a room. They take an instant dislike to each other, but when their long-suffering parents finally insist they find jobs, they learn to work together. Comedy, with Will Ferrell, John C Reilly, Mary Steenburgen and Richard Jenkins. ●●● 12.05 The Big Game (S,HD). Highlights of a recent event. 1.00 SuperCasino. Live interactive gaming. 3.05 Benidorm ER (R,S,HD). 3.55 HouseBusters (R,S). Lifeenhancing changes to a home. 4.20 House Doctor (R,S). 4.45 Great Scientists (R,S). 5.10 Michaela’s Wild Challenge (R,S). 5.35 Wildlife SOS (R,S).

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