8/12. The remaining candidates are charged with the task of creating a new brand of trainer, complete with name and logo, as well as a poster and TV advertisement with which to launch their product. To help them, Sir Alan has procured the services of one of the country's top advertising agencies. But that won't stop another candidate from being shown the door. Shown last Wednesday on BBC1 Bafta nominations special: page 58
Highlights from the opening day of the world's most famous flower show, in which the grounds of Chelsea's Royal Hospital are transformed into breathtaking show gardens. The five-day event also boasts a series of smaller displays that act as a platform for up and coming designers, alongside the main attraction, the Great Pavilion. Join Alan Titchmarsh, Joe Swift and Carol Klein as they soak up all the excitement and heartache as the competition's best gardens are scrutinised by the RHS judges, and meet some of this year's exhibitors including Hillier Nurseries, who are hoping to win their 62nd consecutive gold medal.
(Coverage continues tomorrow at 12.30pm on BBC1) (HD)
(Digital viewers can watch in-depth tours of five show gardens, and satellite and cable viewers can also watch Carol Klein's and Chris Beardshaw's personal tours of the show, plus a chance to watch the main programme again)
1/5. Drawing on archives, anecdotes and analysis, Andrew Marr charts some of the global events that have shaped British society since the end of the Second World War, beginning with the 1945 national election that saw Winston Churchill removed from power. Despite his successes, Churchill left the British people war-weary and nearly bankrupt. In contrast, Labour leader Clement Attlee and his eccentric band of high-minded socialists were intent on creating the welfare state and keen to nationalise major industries. But Britain's economic stability suffered a blow when India gained independence from the Empire, and the people's growing impatience with austerity threatened to take the country from bankruptcy to self-destruction.
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