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The Last Laugh. Can
George Persuade a military man's son to face up to his responsibilities?
Writer Andrew Cornish


George Persuade
Andrew Cornish
Dr Mac McGuire:
Christopher Timothy
Dr Helen Thompson:
Corrinne Wicks
Dr Benjamin Kwarme:
Arlyon Bakare
Dr Georqina Woodson:
Stirling Gallacher
Dr Greg Robinson:
Ben Jones
Faith Walker:
Eva Fontaine
Julia McGuire:
Diane Keen
Sarah Finch:
Andrea Green
Ronnie Woodson:
Sean Gleeson

Regional Variations (2)

Iolo's Welsh Safari

BBC One Wales

Beavers - the Master Builders? Man and beaver are two of the planet's most skilled and industrious engineers - both divert rivers, fell trees and build log cabins. But only one really deserves the title "master builder". David Attenborough narrates.
Producer Jonathan Keeling ; Series editor Sara Ford (AD)


David Attenborough
Jonathan Keeling
Sara Ford

The Royal London Hospital's air ambulance attends to a car-crash victim with a mystery head injury.
Series producer Alison Gregory ; Exec producer Camilla Lewis


Alison Gregory
Camilla Lewis

8/8. Tonight's kitchen-sink drama centres on Odile, who's quit France to settle in Leeds. Her ex-partner's enthusiastic yet woefully inept DIY has left her sans cuisine - for six months the frazzied single mum has been microwaving meals in her lounge and washing dishes in her bathroom. Cue Nick Knowles and his trusty power tools. A new series will air this summer. Series producer Moniza Uddin ; Executive producer Jane Lomas
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Nick Knowles
Moniza Uddin
Jane Lomas

It's summer 2006, and what began as a pleasant sunny spell has developed into a meteorological nightmare. For two weeks, Britain has been in the grip of record high temperatures - transport is in chaos, tinder-dry conditions have sparked fierce countryside fires and thousands are dying in the blistering heat. This dramatised documentary tells the sobering story of a natural disaster that has its precedent in Europe's deadly heatwave of 2003, as witnessed by ordinary people and public servants battling to contain a crisis.
Bernard Hill narrates. Writer/Director Nicholas White


Bernard Hill
Nicholas White

1/3. For better or worse, high-rise structures have transformed the world's cities, with skyscrapers a particularly potent symbol of a booming economy. Alan Yentob discovers how advances in technology in the early 20th century - combined with rivalry, wealth, power and ego - fuelled spectacular construction projects in New York and Chicago, including the Art Deco Chrysler Building, the Chicago Tribune tower competition and the iconic Empire State Building.

Followed by National Lottery Update


Alan Yentob
Roger Parsons
Executive Producer:
Alan Yentob

Unusual comedy mystery starring Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley, and featuring Peter Cook - a twist on Conan Doyle's original detectives, with Dr Watson as the master sleuth and Sherlock Holmes as his inept sidekick. When a Treasury printing plate is stolen, the oddball duo set out to foil the felons. Review page 56.
(1988, PG)
Followed by Weatherview


Thorn Eberhardt
Michael Caine
Dr Watson:
Ben Kingsley
Peter Cook

Regional Variations (2)

Journey of Life


Duration: 1 hour

on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Steve Leonard explores the oceans & traces the story of life's origins from microbes to the the blue whale, the largest animal that ever lived.

BBC One London

About BBC One

BBC One is a TV channel that started broadcasting on the 20th April 1964. It replaced BBC Television.

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