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05_12_EMMERDALE_03The following article contains spoilers about episodes of Emmerdale that will air from December 2nd to the 6th…

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EastEndersThe following article contains spoilers about episodes of EastEnders that will air from November 11th to 14th…

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8:00pm Friday 18 January on BBC ONE

Tanya is determined to find out what Max and Lauren are hiding, but is not prepared when she makes another shocking discovery.

A homeless Cora seeks help from her estranged daughter, Ava, and Dot receives some alarming news.

Lola is shocked when she is given an ultimatum by Phil if she wants to continue seeing Lexi.

Tanya is played by Jo Joyner, Max by Jake Wood, Lauren by Jacqueline Jossa, Cora by Ann Mitchell, Ava by Clare Perkins, Dot by June Brown, Lola by Danielle Harold and Phil by Steve McFadden.

2:10pm Friday 18 January on BBC ONE

Thunder rumbles as a truck arrives at a gothic manor in Kembleford. People get out and unpack stacks of bibles emblazoned ‘Church of Apollo’.

Meanwhile, Susie (Kasia Koleczek) screams as howling wind knocks over a candle in her hut which sets some photographs of her late parents alight. In the morning Father Brown, (Mark Williams) Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) and some other villagers attend a welcome ceremony in the gardens of the manor.

Dominique (Camilla Power) introduces their founder Kalon (Michael Maloney) who regales the crowd about the astral spirits. He pulls a vulnerable Susie from the crowd and later asks her to greet the sun with them in the morning. The next day Father Brown and Sid (Alex Price) are alarmed to discover that Susie has left to be with the group. And when Dominique is mysteriously killed soon after, Father Brown realises that Susie may be in grave danger…

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10:00pm Thursday 17 January on BBC THREE

New six-part black comedy Way To Go is about three ordinary friends who find themselves forced by an extraordinary set of circumstances into setting up an assisted-suicide business.

Created by US comedy writer Bob Kushell, (The Simpsons, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Anger Management), Way To Go follows half-brothers Scott (Blake Harrison, The Inbetweeners), Joey (Ben Heathcote) and their friend Cozzo (Marc Wootton, La La Land, High Spirits With Shirley Ghostman) as they navigate the waters of running an illegal business. Along the way, the 20-something mates find love in the strangest ways, fall out with each other and are touched by the people they come across. But it’s their own inadequacies and personal circumstances which lead to comedy in the darkest of situations.

In episode one, The Beginning Of The End, Scott, who is already faced with a predatory female employer, a split from his girlfriend, and a desperate life-or-death need for cash to pay off Joey’s gambling debts, reluctantly agrees to assist the terminally ill old man across the hall with his suicide. Scott employs his friend, Cozzo to build what Scott thinks is their only solution: an assisted-suicide machine. It’s a deeply illicit and illegal situation about which they will have to keep very, very quiet. But Cozzo, whose prying wife Debbie (Sin�ad Matthews) is a police officer, decides if he’s going to take the risk, they should turn assisted suicide into a business.

The series is created and written by Bob Kushell with additional episodes written by Russell Arch, Brian Dooley (Smoking Room) and Jeff Greenstein (Desperate Housewives, Will And Grace). The directors are Catherine Morshead (The Great Outdoors, Doctor Who, Ashes To Ashes) and Jeff Greenstein (Desperate Housewives, Will And Grace). The producer is Justin Davies (Psychoville, Some Girls) and the executive producer is Jon Plowman (Ab Fab, Psychoville, Twenty Twelve).

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9:00pm Thursday 17 January on BBC ONE

In the second two-part episode, entitled Trust, when two women are shot in a house basement, Nikki and Jack are baffled by the conflicting possible motives, while Leo faces a difficult case – proving his pathologist mentor made a mistake in evidence that imprisoned a mother for smothering her baby to death.

As the hunt for the basement women killer intensifies, Nikki and Jack are shocked to uncover a dangerous plot that threatens national security. And Leo must race against time to prove the imprisoned mother’s innocence and reunite her with her other son before he’s lost in the adoption system.

Emilia Fox plays Dr Nikki Alexander, William Gaminara plays Professor Leo Dalton, David Caves plays Jack Hodgson, Liz Carr plays Forensic Lab Scientist Clarissa Mullery, Amanda Drew plays DI Reed, Bill Ward plays Hearns, Sammy Kissin plays Ellisabet Vrinksa, Freya Parker plays Mary Smith, Ashley Chin plays Mark Benson, Lashana Lynch plays Shona Benson, Davood Ghadami plays Ali Kohali, Bryan Dick plays Lucas Ballinger, Mark Bonnar plays Piers Christie, Bryony Afferson plays Petra Smith, Adam James plays Dr Richard Fell, Danielle Bux plays Female Reporter

8:00pm Thursday 17 January on BBC ONE

Imogen challenges Dynasty over her plans to get cosmetic surgery and quit school to become a pole dancer; Nikki’s antagonism towards Scout grows; and romance is in the air for Christine and Michael.

While Imogen receives devastating news that there’s nothing she can do to reduce her scar, schoolgirl Dynasty makes plans to go under the knife and get a boob job, supported all the way by her pushy mother, Carol.

At school, guilt-ridden Connor still can’t bear to look at Imogen but she’s convinced he’s repulsed by her scars. So when she overhears Dynasty bragging about getting a boob job, Imogen snaps at her shallowness and outs her plans to Michael and Audrey.

Later, Imogen offers a less-than-heartfelt apology whilst Dynasty practices her pole dancing. Later, Dynasty finds Imogen crying and, realising it’s because of Connor, she tells her she’s better off without him.

Imogen admits she thinks its wrong Dynasty’s mother, Carol, is encouraging her to give up school to become a pole dancer. She tries to make her see she’s worth more but their conversation is cut short when Carol arrives to whisk Dynasty off to the dancing auditions.

In the club, Dynasty challenges her mother but Carol dismisses Dynasty’s academic achievements telling her pole dancing is her true vocation. But, encouraged by Imogen’s support, Dynasty starts to doubt her mother’s grand plans.

Elsewhere, Chalky struggles to understand foster son Kevin; Michael asks Christine out on a date; and Scout and Nikki’s fractured relationship worsens when the finger of blame is pointed at Scout after Lorraine’s expensive sports car is stolen. But it looks as though Barry might have a hand in that incident.

Imogen is played by Kirstie Steele, Dynasty by Abby Mavers, Nikki by Heather Peace, Scout by Katie McGlynn, Christine by Laurie Brett, Michael by Alec Newman, Carol by Zoe Lucker, Connor by Shane O’Meara, Audrey by Georgie Glen, Chalky by Mark Benton, Kevin by Tommy Lawrence Knight, Lorraine by Daniela Denby-Ashe and Barry by Carl Au.

Waterloo Road is a Shed Production for BBC One through BBC Scotland.

Ep 13/20

7:30pm Thursday 17 January on BBC ONE

With Ian’s words ringing in her ears, Dot is on a one-woman mission to save those around her – starting with Lauren. However, her niece finds herself being saved by someone unexpected.

Lola takes an instant liking to Dexter. However, she is completely thrown by his reaction to Lexi.

Ian is played by Adam Woodyatt, Dot by June Brown, Lauren by Jacqueline Jossa, Lola by Danielle Harold and Dexter is played by Khali Best.

2:10pm Thursday 17 January on BBC ONE

Lady Felicia (Nancy Carroll) is horrified to find an injured man in his late 30s (Jonathan Sidgwick) stuck in a tree on her estate, wearing nothing but his underwear.

Meanwhile, at Kembleford station, Father Brown (Mark Williams) and Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) greet their German visitor Father Franc (Rod Hallett) as Sid, (Alex Price) rag and bone man Christy (Steffan Rhodri) and local outcast Annie (Katherine Dow Blyton) also depart the train.

Father Brown sees the man being rescued from the tree, which is under a viaduct, and surmises that he was pushed from a train carriage. Inspector Valentine (Hugo Speer) investigates and Sid implicates Annie, who was seen leaving first class. However, Christy contradicts this, giving Annie an alibi which puts Sid himself in the frame. When Sid is caught intimidating Christy, Father Brown is forced to face the facts – could Sid be guilty this time?

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