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BBC Children in Need returns on Friday 20 November, at 7.00pm on BBC One, with a variety of entertainment acts all doing their bit to raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Sir Terry Wogan is joined by Tess Daly and Alesha Dixon for a spectacular night of fun and fundraising.

The seven-hour show will come live from BBC Television Centre and will feature some of the UK’s top TV, musical and theatrical personalities and acts.

Highlights on the night include:

• Live performances by Pixie Lott, Taylor Swift, Alesha Dixon, Spandau Ballet, Madness, Harry Connick Jr, Sugababes, Stereophonics, Little Boots, Paolo Nutini, Nolan Sisters, Westlife, Alison Moyet and Annie Lennox.

• A special edition of Lark Rise To Candleford, where Sir Terry makes a guest appearance at the village Post Office.

• A special performance from the stars of Strictly Come Dancing.

• The Dragons’ Den team don hard hats and overalls to help renovate a Children in Need community centre in London.

• The cast of The One Show recreate Fame; plus a musical extravaganza from Albert Square and the cast of EastEnders.

• An exclusive preview of the Doctor Who Christmas special.

• The animals from Walk On The Wild Side star in a Children in Need special sketch.

• Contributions from the cast of Merlin, Casualty and top TV detective Poirot.

• Live performances on the night from the cast of The Bill, performing a Rat Pack classic, and Hollyoaks treating fans to a medley of Queen’s greatest hits.

• Appeal messages from a host of celebrities, including Lewis Hamilton and Lady Gaga.

• Stars of the West End will be live in the studio, including Jason Donovan with the cast of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert.

• Justin Lee Collins performs a live version of a Tom Jones classic.

• Around The World In 80 Days partners, John Barrowman and Myleene Klass, duet live in the studio.

• And, of course, the BBC newsreaders perform a very, very special live performance.

The programme will also feature broadcasts from around the UK, as BBC presenters join their local communities to catch up with some energetic and creative fundraising exploits.

This year the fundraising theme is, once again, “Do Something Different” and all those who step up to the challenge, or pick up the phone to pledge money for the BBC Children in Need Appeal, will be part of a huge community of supporters that make a huge difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

To get involved, check out the website at: bbc.co.uk/pudsey.

Last year’s BBC Children in Need television broadcast raised £21 million pounds on the night and the 2008 total appeal eventually topped £38 million.

Jo Malone, one of Britain’s most successful female entrepreneurs, comes to BBC One next spring with a new four-part series which gives budding entrepreneurs the chance to take a product they have created to the next level. The nationwide search for applicants launches today.

Jo is looking for people who have an original product or range which they believe has the potential to make the leap from kitchen table to high street. Those who are chosen by Jo will benefit from her expertise, experience and guidance.

For more information and to apply visit bbc.co.uk/beonashow and click on New Brands.

Each of the four episodes will focus on a different category, for example, home & garden, food & drink, children and accessories*.

Once Jo has selected those who she believes to have real potential, she will guide them through the world of branding, public relations and business, and prepare them for a pitch to a major retailer. Will they be able to convince them to take a chance on a new product during this period of commercial uncertainty?

Growing and sustaining a business during a time of recession is a great challenge. They are set to discover how much it takes to try and make a small business work. Jo knows how hard it is but with creativity, sheer hard work, direction and, perhaps, a bit of luck, there are possibilities out there.

Talking about the series, Jo Malone says: “In a previous recession I was a small business trying to become more successful. I learnt so much from that time.

“Through this series, I will support and encourage a range of entrepreneurs to try and realise their dreams and fly the flag for British retail. I hope that by empowering people with the belief that they can succeed we can help these fledgling businesses meet the challenges they face at this time.”

Jo began her career as a therapist and in the early Nineties she created her first product – a scented bath oil – which she hand-mixed at home and gave to her facial clients as a thank you.

The gift was an instant success and, by 1994, she opened her first store. The company grew into an international brand of luxury fragrances, skin care and lifestyle products. In 1999, the brand was acquired by Estee Lauder Companies and Jo remained Founder and Creative Director until her departure in 2006.

BBC Executive Producer Alison Kirkham says: “Jo Malone is an exciting and formidable new talent for BBC One. With her entrepreneurial flair and passion for creativity, she is sure to inspire anyone looking to take their fledgling business to the next level.”

The series is made by Twofour. Executive Producers for Twofour are Nav Raman and Melanie Leach; Series Producer is Nicole Streak. BBC Commissioning Editor is Jo Ball; BBC Executive Producer is Alison Kirkham.

More content about this programme will be published, as transmission approaches, on this page: www.bbc.co.uk/tv/comingup/newbrands

 

CBBC’s Blue Peter announced today, 21 October 2009, that it is to partner global children’s charity Operation Smile for this year’s Blue Peter Appeal.

The “Send A Smile” campaign aims to help provide life-changing operations for hundreds of children with cleft lips and palates in India.

Blue Peter aims to raise the necessary money by using its famous “Here’s One I Made Earlier” approach to ask UK children to turn unwanted t-shirts into simple surgical gowns. These gowns are worn by the children undergoing cleft lip and palette operations, and normally cost around £3 to make.

For every gown made, the charity will be able to put £3 towards the cost of another cleft operation. For every 50 gowns made, another child will be able to have this life-changing surgery (each operation costs around £150).

In time-honoured tradition, Blue Peter has set a target for the appeal: to collect 20,000 gowns within six weeks. If the target is reached, it will pay for an entire two-week-long medical project in Guwahati, Northeast India, in December, treating hundreds of children.

Celebrities supporting the appeal so far include The Saturdays, Jonathan Ross, Bruce Forsyth, Alesha Dixon, JLS, Peter Andre, Philip Schofield & Holly Willougby from This Morning and Bill Turnbull & Sian Williams from BBC Breakfast.

The celebrities have recorded messages of support and many have designed their own t-shirts to be turned into gowns (photos available on request).

In a report to be shown on Blue Peter, on BBC One at 4.35pm on 21 October, presenter Helen Skelton meets Indian children who went through the life-changing surgery, thanks to a previous Operation Smile project.

The programme will also show the simple five-minute procedure needed to turn a cotton t-shirt into a gown, which involves cutting it up the back and tying ribbons or strings to make fastenings. Viewers will be encouraged to customise and personalise their t-shirts to brighten up the experience for the child undergoing the operation.

Tim Levell, Editor of Blue Peter, said: “Blue Peter has never before had an appeal which turns our famous ‘makes’ into money. We’re showing children how to turn a worthless, unwanted t-shirt into something that will help change another child’s life. We believe this appeal will capture the hearts – and hands – of the UK’s children and we are confident our army of viewers will be able to rise to the challenge!”

All 23,000 primary schools in the UK have now been contacted by Operation Smile with an education pack designed to engage schools in the appeal. The pack shows how to make the gown out of a cotton t-shirt, and also shows teachers how they can incorporate the Blue Peter appeal into the curriculum.

Children who have made their gowns will be able to drop them off at any Currys, Currys Digital or PC World stores. Alternatively, gowns can also be dropped off at local libraries and local BBC radio stations.

The Blue Peter Appeals started in 1962 when children were asked for toys for children who would otherwise have had no Christmas presents.

It’s estimated that, across the 46 appeals, children have raised the equivalent of over £100m in today’s money. The 14 Bring and Buy Sales have raised the equivalent of an estimated £57m. Other items collected by the appeal include over 948,025,000 stamps, 19 million aluminium cans, 800 tons of wool and over 1,450,000 pairs of shoes, including David Beckham’s boots.

Between 1962 and 2008 the appeals have raised money to buy, amongst others, the following: two guide dogs, 25 life boats, eight flats for the homeless, 32 ponies, 57 lorries, three caravans, two day centres, six bungalows, 12 houses in Romania, 8,350 lavatories and three schools.

Every year, BBC Children in Need creates magic moments that raise huge amounts of money for disadvantaged children, and this year the UK’s finest musicians hope to help raise more than ever with a spectacular show at the Royal Albert Hall.

For Children in Need 2009, Gary Barlow and Take That are adding to the magic by inviting an all-star line-up of rock and pop’s finest, who in total have amassed over 50 UK number one hits, to take part in Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall.

The star-studded bill includes: Sir Paul McCartney; Lily Allen; Dizzee Rascal; Dame Shirley Bassey; Leona Lewis; Paolo Nutini; Mika; Snow Patrol; Cheryl Cole; Katherine Jenkins and Muse.

And of course Gary will also perform on the night with his Take That partners, Jason Orange, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, as they again show their unwavering support of the charity.

And there will also be some very special surprises on the night.

Gary Barlow said: “It’s fantastic to be able to kick off BBC Children in Need 2009 in such a special way.”

“I’ve always wanted to do something like this and I can promise a night to remember, a night that will, I hope, play a small part in changing the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK.”

BBC Radio 1’s Chris Moyles will host the event and will be joined on stage by Peter Kay, Fearne Cotton, James Corden and, the legend that is Sir Terry Wogan, who will help introduce the stars and remind us of the work that BBC Children in Need carries out in the UK.

The concert will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 12 November and will be part of a week of Children in Need related programmes when it is broadcast on BBC One and BBC Radio 2.

All fans will have a chance to buy a maximum of two tickets by registering their details at bbc.co.uk/pudsey.

Tickets will be allocated through a ballot that will remain open from 7.00am, Friday 16 October until 12.00noon on Tuesday 20 October. Successful applicants, drawn at random, will be notified by email on Wednesday 21 October. Tickets for the concert will start at £50.

The show will be broadcast on BBC One in the weekend before the main Children in Need appeal on November 20 and coverage of the concert will be repeated on BBC Three on Wednesday 18 November at 9.00pm with highlights on Radio 2 on Thursday 19 November at 8.00pm.

Viewers and listeners to the show will be invited to donate to help raise even more money.

BBC Director-General Mark Thompson has announced the commissioning of Nature’s Miracle Babies, a new natural history series for BBC One about the emotionally charged attempts to save some of the rarest animals on earth. He made the announcement while visiting Bristol.

Presented by Autumnwatch’s Martin Hughes-Games, the series explores the ground-breaking work of pioneering programmes to protect some of the world’s most threatened animals.

Over five one-hour episodes Martin travels the globe to follow the moving stories of some very precious babies.

Through hands-on experience Martin investigates the cutting-edge science, dedication and perseverance of some inspirational individuals as they endeavour to make a difference to the survival of these species.

Martin says: “This will be a highly charged personal journey for me. Many of the animals are just a hair’s breadth from extinction and sometimes the hopes of an entire species is concentrated in a few tiny, vulnerable babies.”

Using techniques learned from human fertility treatment, the Chinese breeding programme of the notoriously fickle giant panda is making some progress. With artificial insemination, more miracle babies are being born and the team nurture the new borns in rows of incubators, with round-the-clock assistance.

Closer to home, Nature’s Miracle Babies hopes to film the birth of the pied tamarin at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust by placing miniature cameras in the tiny birthing box of this highly strung and endangered monkey.

And there is now some hope for the Yangtse soft-shelled turtle, which was thought to be doomed to extinction, as the series follows the exploits of a geriatric couple. Remarkably, an 80-year-old female has been discovered to mate with a male thought to be over 100 years old.

Although they are happily mating, so far the eggs have either been infertile or the shells too soft for burying. Nature’s Miracle Babies will capture the latest developments.

Other animals featuring in the series include the Amur leopard, Tasmanian Devil, Bonobo chimpanzee, cheetah and the koala.

Mark Thompson was in the South West of England to announce the Anchor partnership, the first city partnership between the BBC and local creative agencies. The partnership is part of a drive by the BBC to work with local agencies to boost regional creative economies.

During his visit Mark Thompson pledged that the South West will continue to be a world leader in natural history programming for years to come and Nature’s Miracle Babies is one of many innovative ideas that are part of that ongoing commitment.

Kim Shillinglaw, Commissioning Editor for Science and Natural History, who will oversee the series, says: “This series promises to be a fascinating look at the struggle to save some of the world’s most vulnerable creatures, and demonstrates our commitment to the Natural History Unit and its ability to make distinctive and original programmes.

“Stable investment through the licence fee gives us the ability to take risks, innovate and take years if needed to deliver programmes viewers will love and remember.

“Now more than ever the BBC wants to strengthen its focus on distinctive content and genres that could be endangered in a tougher financial world.”

Nature’s Miracle Babies was commissioned by Jay Hunt, Controller of BBC One. The executive producer is Sara Ford, series producer is Annie Heather and the programme is due for broadcast in 2011.

Casualty fans will have a chance to view a unique, one-off ‘webisode’ of the medical drama specially-written for the BBC website from Saturday 31 October.

Screened directly after the transmission of Casualty episode nine on BBC One, the one x eight-minute mini-episode will follow the gritty and dramatic storyline of down-and-out Alistair (Joe McFadden) and paramedic Polly (Sophia di Martino) and is the first online episode ever to be screened by a BBC Continuing Drama.

Episode 9.1 Casualty – The Parting Of The Ways will pick up Alistair and Polly’s story from the end of the televised episode nine when Polly calls the police about Alistair and will focus on the dark seven days until the start of episode 10 (BBC One, Saturday 7 November) when Alistair has been released from custody.

Slowly following Alistair’s descent into madness, the webisode portrays the seedy underbelly of life on the streets and presents an alternative viewpoint to the main harassment storyline.

Written and devised by Casualty script editor David Roden, the mini-episode was made in close consultation with actor Joe McFadden and was designed to present a grittier, rawer view of Casualty and delve more deeply into the character and problems of Alistair.

Executive producer Belinda Campbell says: “We are always looking at new ways to add value for our loyal fans and this innovative mini-episode will open a window on a hitherto unseen world and give viewers access to a character they wouldn’t have in a normal episode.

“David, Joe and Sophia have worked really hard to make this a really special viewing opportunity for die-hard Casualty lovers.”

Joe McFadden says: “It was really interesting to shoot in a very different way and great fun to explore my character in a bit more depth and show a gritty side of Casualty that viewers don’t normally get to see.”

When Alistair returns to the hostel after letting himself into Polly’s flat he is on a high because Polly finally told him that she loved him and he knows his life on the streets is now over. From tomorrow morning, he will be moving in with Polly. But Alistair’s world comes crashing down around his ears when he is arrested – and questioned about breaking into Polly’s flat. He denies any wrong doing, and is confused about what is happening to him.

When Polly gives evidence against him in the police station he is crushed – she loves him, so what has turned her against him? As Alistair tries to make sense of the past few days he realises that the person behind Polly’s change of heart is none other than her colleague Jeff…

Casualty – The Parting Of The Ways can be seen on bbc.co.uk/casualty at around 9.00pm on Saturday 31 October 2009. It will also be available via the red button and as a downloadable mobisode.

Filming is commencing on BBC One’s Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Chips (working title), the new comedy drama which focuses on the early years of South London’s most famous family, The Trotters, with Nicholas Lyndhurst returning to Peckham to play “art connoisseur” Freddie “The Frog” Robdal and Inbetweeners star James Buckley stepping into the teenage shoes (Sixties winkle-pickers) of the nation’s favourite wheeler-dealer Del Boy Trotter.

Also joining the cast are Kellie Bright (Kinky Boots, Bad Girls, Jericho) as Del Boy’s glamorous (certain neighbours might say “tarty”) mother Joan Trotter and Shaun Dingwall (Soldier Soldier, Above Suspicion, Dr Who) as her work-shy husband Reg Trotter. Phil Daniels (Outlaws, The Long Firm) appears as Del’s granddad, Ted Trotter and Robert Dawes (The Royal, Roger Roger) features as Joan’s boss, the sleezy Mr Raynor.

Writer John Sullivan says: “Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Chips hurtles us into the rough and unglamorous world of London in 1960 to discover the circumstances that led to Del and Rodney Trotter turning out the way they did.

“Nick Lyndhurst is a comedy genius and I can’t think of anyone better suited to bring the shady but charming Freddie Robdal to life and James Buckley has a tough act to follow but is sure to do for leather bomber jackets and winkle-pickers what David Jason did for camel-haired coats and cocktail umbrellas!”

Shooting entirely in London from 5 October, Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Chips picks up the Trotter story in 1960 as Peckham’s answer to Brigitte Bardot, Joan Trotter, is not-so-happily married with bone-idle Reg and her teenage son, Derek.

But the reappearance of “art connoisseur” Freddie “The Frog” Robdal, fresh from a 10-year stay as a guest of Her Majesty, is set to ruffle some feathers in the Trotter household.

Centering on the relationships between Joan, Reg, safe-cracker Freddie and teenage Del, the comedy drama will also feature the teenage versions of Only Fools And Horses faves Boycie, Trigger, Denzil and Roy Slater.

Mark Freeland, Head of Comedy at the BBC, says: “It’s nearly 30 years since Only Fools And Horses first hit our screens and we’ve taken great care to pull together a mixture of exciting new faces and highly experienced talent to do justice to a fantastically popular and iconic series and bring this bittersweet new chapter of the Trotter story to life.”

Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Chips is written by Only Fools And Horses creator John Sullivan, will be produced by Gareth Gwenlan, directed by Dewi Humphreys and executive produced by Mark Freeland for BBC Comedy.

A co-production between In House BBC Comedy and John Sullivan’s production company Shazam Productions, Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Chips was commissioned by Jay Hunt, Controller, BBC One and Lucy Lumsden, former Controller, Comedy Commissioning.

Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary Of A Call Girl, The Shadow In The North) returns to BBC One to star as Betty, a young wife and mother who falls deeply in love with a Polish neighbour with disastrous consequences, in Kay Mellor’s A Passionate Woman.

A Passionate Woman is made by Rollem Productions and is adapted from Mellor’s worldwide smash hit stage play.

Filming starts in Leeds this month and the drama will screen on BBC One next year.

Set in Leeds in the Fifties Cold War period, Billie Piper stars as Betty, a young wife and mother who reluctantly falls passionately and hopelessly in love with her charismatic Polish neighbour, Alex Crazenovski, played by Theo James (new Woody Allen film, as yet untitled).

But little does Betty know that some 30 years later, in Eighties Thatcherite Britain, her affair will implode on her beloved son Mark’s wedding day.

Mark as an adult is played by Andrew Lee Potts (Primeval).

Sue Johnston (The Turn Of The Screw, Waking The Dead), stars as Betty in the Eighties opposite Alun Armstrong (New Tricks) who plays her devoted, if dull, husband, Donald.

The younger Donald is played by Alun Armstrong’s real-life son Joe Armstrong (Robin Hood), in his first on-screen appearance with his father.

Frances Barber (The Street) plays Betty’s sister, Margaret, who is always there for her sibling through thick and thin, and in her younger years aided and abetted Betty’s affair.

Rachel Leskovac (Coronation Street, Holby City) plays Margaret in the Fifties.

Kay Mellor, one of Britain’s leading TV writers, has penned numerous hit dramas including The Chase, Fat Friends, Playing The Field and the seminal Band Of Gold. She was awarded on OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2009.

Kay Mellor says: “Mum and I were washing-up one day when she confided in me she’d had an affair before I was born, when she and my dad lived in the poorer area of Leeds. The affair ended when her lover was suddenly killed. I realised she’d kept this secret for 30 years and that she still loved this man.

“Years later, my younger brother was getting married and I saw that same pain on her face. I knew these two periods of mum’s life were intrinsically linked and I was compelled to write the play A Passionate Woman for the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

“It transferred to the West End and there was lots of interest in the film rights, but I feared it would become Cher on a roof-top in Detroit so I held onto them. Now, with the BBC and British money, it’s the project I want it to be.

“Three years ago mum died and I suppose the film is a way of bringing her back for me.”

Polly Hill, BBC Commissioning Editor, Independent drama, England, adds: “I am thrilled that we are bringing this beautiful drama by Kay Mellor to BBC One.

“It has its roots in something very personal for Kay, but it’s also an epic love story that is played across four decades.

“We are delighted that the script has attracted such a wonderful cast led by Billie Piper and Sue Johnston and we are sure it will prove a real treat for the audience.”

A Passionate Woman is co-directed by Kay Mellor (Fanny And Elvis) and Antonia Bird (Cracker, Rehab, Safe).

The producer for Rollem Productions is Yvonne Francas (The Chase, Fat Friends, Strictly Confidential) and the executive producer is Nicola Shindler (Sunshine, Hillsborough, Queer As Folk) and Polly Hill at the BBC.

Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, and Jay Hunt, Controller of BBC One, commissioned A Passionate Woman.

More content about A Passionate Woman will be published, as transmission approaches, on this page: www.bbc.co.uk/tv/comingup/apassionatewoman

They say there’s a book inside every one of us…

This autumn, the BBC will be inviting the whole country to share their untold real life stories [1] with the hope of finding that book.

In September the My Story website is launching at bbc.co.uk/mystory, asking the public to submit their true untold real life stories in 300 to 1,500 words.

Up to 15 of the most compelling storytellers will get the chance to appear in a major TV series on BBC One in 2010.

There will also be the chance for five of the storytellers to have their book published, which could see the story of their lives available to buy in shops alongside their favourite authors, after the programmes transmit.

Mark Bell, Arts Commissioner, BBC, commented: “My Story aims to get the whole nation reading, writing and telling their most remarkable stories.

“The BBC believes that the arts should be accessible to all and we’re proud as a publicly-funded broadcaster to be at the heart of the nation’s storytelling.”

The My Story website will be packed full of videos and interactive tools to help people plan and structure their stories, as well as tips on writing styles and skills.

In addition, short videos presented by Nina Wadia (EastEnders) and Lenny Henry (returning to the part of Deacus) will show audiences how easy it is to get started and explore simple ideas to get the creative juices flowing.

There are also cameo appearances from Peter Duncan, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Stephen K Amos and Rowland Rivron.

Wannabe storytellers will also be invited to come to one of six My Story roadshows [2] across the country, aiming to inspire a harder-to-reach audience to tell their stories.

My Story is a part of the BBC’s commitment to the arts and culture in association with Princess Productions.

Romola Garai (Atonement, Vanity Fair) stars as the “handsome, clever and rich” Emma Woodhouse in BBC One’s fresh and witty adaptation of Jane Austen’s comic masterpiece Emma.

Adapted by BAFTA-winning writer Sandy Welch (Our Mutual Friend, Jane Eyre, North And South) this humorous and perceptive serial from BBC Drama Production provides a rich insight into one of Austen’s most complex characters.

Dominating the small provincial world of Highbury, Emma believes she is a skilled matchmaker and repeatedly attempts to pair up her friends and acquaintances.

Over four hour-long episodes the drama follows the dire consequences of Emma’s failed schemes in this clever comedy of realisation and self-discovery.

The esteemed and impressive cast also includes Michael Gambon (Cranford, Gosford Park) as Emma’s affectionate, neurotic father who unusually allows her to be mistress of their household; Jonny Lee Miller (Byron, Eli Stone, Trainspotting) as Mr Knightley, Emma’s shrewd and attractive neighbour, whose strength of character is in sharp contrast to her father; Jodhi May (Einstein And Eddington, Friends And Crocodiles) as Miss Taylor, Emma’s former governess who marries the good-humoured Mr Weston played by Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, White Teeth, My Dad’s The Prime Minister); and Tamsin Greig (The Diary Of Anne Frank, Green Wing) as the incessantly chatty, well-meaning Miss Bates whose poverty draws the pity and goodwill of all of Highbury.

Emma was first published in 1815. Set in Regency England, it was the last Jane Austen novel to be published before the author’s death in 1817, and is one of her most popular and best-loved books.

The four x 60-minute serial is produced by BBC Drama Production and was filmed in late spring/early summer 2009 around the Home Counties.

Phillippa Giles (Jane Eyre, The Alan Clark Diaries, North And South) is the executive producer with George Ormond (Silent Witness, EastEnders) producing the serialisation.

Emma was commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller, Drama Commissioning, and Jay Hunt, Controller, BBC One, for BBC One and will transmit in autumn 2009.

Cast list

Emma – Romola Garai
Knightley – Jonny Lee Miller
Mr Woodhouse – Michael Gambon
Harriet Smith – Louise Dylan
Ann Taylor/Weston – Jodhi May
Mr Weston – Robert Bathurst
Frank Churchill – Rupert Evans
Jane Fairfax – Laura Pyper
Miss Bates – Tamsin Greig
Mrs Bates – Valerie Lilley
Mr Elton – Blake Ritson
Augusta Elton – Christina Cole
John Knightley – Dan Fredenburgh
Isabella – Poppy Miller
Robert Martin – Jefferson Hall
Mrs Goddard – Veronica Roberts
Mrs Cole – Liza Sadovy
Miss Martin 1 – Eileen O’Higgins
Miss Martin 2 – Sarah Ovens
Mrs Churchill – Susie Trayling
Mr Dixon – Frank Doody
Miss Campbell/Dixon – Amy Loughton

More content about Emma will be published, as transmission approaches, on this page: www.bbc.co.uk/tv/comingup/emma

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