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BBC1’s Autumn Schedule

July 18, 2006

Highlights include:

  • A one-off Royle Family Christmas special reuniting Ricky Tomlinson, Caroline Aherne and the rest of the original cast.
  • An adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre with Ruth Wilson in the title role and Toby Stephens as Mr Rochester.
  • An £8m revival of Robin Hood, with Jonas Armstrong as the legendary folk hero and Keith Allen as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
  • The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, starring Jane Horrocks as a local supermarket manager who stands for Parliament.
  • London, a one-off film drama about life in the capital starring Colin Firth, Anne-Marie Duff and Robert Carlyle.…/bbcone.shtml

Full Programme Listings

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A Child Against All Odds – Series from Professor Robert Winston that follows the stories of couples desperate to conceive as they receive the newest treatments available.

Aftersun – Comedy drama starring Peter Capaldi and Sarah Parish set on holiday in Spain.

Ancient Rome – The Rise and Fall of an Empire – Epic docu-drama series features an all-star cast including Sean Pertwee, Catherine McCormack, Michael Sheen and David Threlfall.

Angel Cake – Comedy Drama in which Sarah Lancashire bakes a batch of buns bearing a remarkable resemblance to the image of the Virgin Mary.

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Berry‘s Way – Comedy Drama – Lenny Henry joins the Open University and has one month to make the grade.

Casualty BBC1 Autumn ScheduleCasualty – 20th Anniversary – Two special episodes will mark the occasion, involving Charlie being reunited with Duffy when she asks for assistance in setting up a new clinic in Cambodia, and in the second episode, A&E having to cope when a double-decker bus topples over.

Celebrity Masterchef – 24 celebrities take various MasterChef challenges and face the toughest food critics and attempt to convince the judges that their food is good enough to make them worthy of the title of Celebrity MasterChef 2006.

Head Doctors – Observational documentary series in which a year is spent with the patients and doctors at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery bringing viewers a dramatic insight into the pioneering work of a 200-year-old institution.

Jam and Jerusalem – Comedy Drama starring Sue Johnston as a local practice nurse in a small West Country village who joins the local church’s Ladies’ Guild after her husband dies. Written by Jennifer Saunders and also starring Joanna Lumley and Dawn French.

Jane Eyre BBC1 Autumn ScheduleJane Eyre – A new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s novel, with Ruth Wilson in the title role and Toby Stephens as Mr Rochester. Written by Sandy Welch (North And South, Magnificent Seven) produced by Diederick Santer (Shakespeare Retold, Much Ado About Nothing) and directed by Susanna White (Bleak House), Jane Eyre also stars Francesca Annis as Lady Ingram, Christina Cole as Blanche Ingram, Lorraine Ashbourne as Mrs Fairfax, Pam Ferris as Grace Poole and Tara Fitzgerald as Mrs Reed.

London – One-off film drama about life in the capital and addresses social inequality in Britain today. Starring Colin Firth, Anne-Marie Duff and Robert Carlyle, London is written and directed by the Bafta award-winning Dominic Savage.

Magnolia – Comedy drama in which ex-con Paul (Ralph Ineson) is desperately trying to keep his business, Ace Decorators, afloat.

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Not Going Out – New sitcom featuring two flatmates Lee and Katei who’s comfortable friendship is steadily moving onto uneasy ground complicated by the fact that Lee’s best mate, Tim, is Kate’s ex-boyfriend…

Planet Earth – Second part of the smash-hit series narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

Recovery – Drama starring David Tennant and Sarah Parish.

Robin Hood BBC1 Autumn ScheduleRobin Hood – A unique blend of exhilarating action adventure, wit and romance, Robin Hood’s striking new look, coupled with Dominic Minghella’s sharp scripts, updates the popular legend for all the family. Stars Jonas Armstrong as the legendary folk hero and Keith Allen as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Spooks – New series which kicks off with an explosive two-parter that sees the country on the verge of anarchy.

Strictly Come Dancing – New series presented by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly

The Amazing Mrs Pritchard – Drama by Sally Wainwright starring Jane Horrocks as a local supermarket manager who stands for Parliament. Jane Horrocks says: “Mrs Pritchard is a people person who runs her life and her shop with the kind of friendly efficiency that makes her loved by everyone she meets. She’s the voice of reason with the ability to cut through the flimflam of politics.”

The Armstrong and Miller Show – Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller are re-united after five years in this brand-new contemporary sketch show, joined by the comic talents of TV newcomers Katherine Jakeways and Karen Hayley.

The Bigger Picture – Graham Norton’s new series of topical comedy and chat.

The Goodhousekeeping Guide – Comedy Drama – Desperate Alan Davies realises that his housekeeping skills are surprisingly transferable when he becomes desperate for money trying to prevent himself getting evicted from his house by his ex-wife.

The Great British Summer – New series narrated by Alan Titchmarsh exploring British people’s relationship with the sunniest season.

The Green Green Grass – New series in which Boycie and Marlene celebrate their first year in the country until Marlene’s sister arrives with an unexpected present.

The Innocence Project – A vibrant and original pre-watershed series following a group of ambitious law students.

Royle Family BBC1 Autumn Schedule

The Royle Family – A one-off hour long Christmas special reuniting Ricky Tomlinson, Caroline Aherne and the rest of the original cast.

The State Within – Tightly plotted conspiracy thriller set in the diplomatic worlds of Britain and the US tracing 17 days in the life of the British Ambassador to the United States.

The Tragedy of Rudyard Kipling – Griff Rhys Jones presents a fascinating profile of Rudyard Kipling, one of Britain’s greatest chroniclers of the British Empire.

What Not to Wear – New series with new presenters – supermodel Lisa Bucher and soul singer Mica Paris.

Who Do You Think You Are? – Third series, which will include Jeremy Irons, Nigella Lawson, and Barbara Windsor

~ All information taken from the BBC website, listings descriptions written or edited by TranceFixed

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