What the students should watch this week to tie in with our drama activities!
THIS WEEK'S TOP 10 MIX UP THEATRE T.V. PICKS
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Sunday 27th September, BBC1, 9:00pm
Despite a rocky start in Paris, the Petersen family's European tour continues in Amsterdam where it seems that nothing can prevent the family from getting into the holiday spirit, not even a sleazy hotel that might actually be a brothel. But an explosive fight at breakfast looks like it might be the end of the line for their trip.
2. Britain's Got Talent
Saturday 26th September, ITV, 8:00pm
Ant and Dec host the first semi-final of this year's talent contest, making a return to screens following the auditions episodes broadcast in the spring. Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Ashley Banjo are on the judging desk, as the acts that impressed them the most return, including the golden buzzer acts - singer Fayth Ifil, comedian and singer Jon Courtney, choir Sign Along With Us, comedian Nabil Abdulrashid, and mother and daughter singing duo, Honey and Sammy. Eight acts perform in each semi-final, with two finalists selected by the judges and the votes of viewers.
3. Strictly: The Best of Blackpool
Saturday 26th September, BBC1, 8:15pm
A selection of the nation's favourite moments from themed weeks on Strictly. This time, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, the judges and the show's professional dancers look back at some of the most memorable Strictly performances at Blackpool's famous ballroom, from the super-sized dances to the high-octane group numbers.
4. The Great British Bake Off
Tuesday 29th September, Channel 4, 8:00pm
Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding present Biscuit Week. The Signature challenge involves a sophisticated combination of fruit, nut and chocolate, and the bakers must then produce two takes on a tropical Technical. For the Showstopper round, they are challenged to create an elaborate table setting made entirely from biscuits, before judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith decide who will be crowned Star Baker and who will be leaving the contest this week.
5. Pointless Celebrities
Saturday 26th September, BBC1, 5:30pm
Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present a special comedians edition of the general knowledge quiz, featuring Ed Byrne, Jessie Cave and Dane Baptiste.
6. FILMS: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001 - 2003)
All Weekend, Sky Cinema Lord of the Rings
Peter Jackson's complete epic big screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy - filmed back-to-back and released over 3 consecutive years.
In 'The Fellowship of the Ring' (2001) Frodo (Elijah Wood) is a hobbit living in the Shire, a quiet, peaceful part of Middle Earth. When it turns out that his elderly relative Bilbo (Ian Holm) is harbouring the ultimate Ring of Power and the evil Nazgul riders of Sauron are coming to find it, Frodo is entrusted by wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to deliver the Ring out of the Shire without it falling into their hands. Frodo leaves the Shire aided by his cousins Merry (Dominic Monaghan), Pippin (Billy Boyd) and trusty friend Sam Gamgee (Sean Astin), but they soon realise that the agents of Mordor are everywhere and that their trip is far from over. Once they reach the Elvish realm of Rivendell the Hobbits form part of the anti-Sauron fellowship, which includes Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Boromir (Sean Bean), Legolas Greenleaf (Orlando Bloom), Gimli the dwarf and of course Gandalf. Together they must battle across Middle Earth to destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom, the fiery chasm in the centre of Mordor.
In 'The Two Towers' (2002) the Fellowship of the Ring has now divided and Sam and Frodo are lost in the hills of Emyn Muil. They are also being followed by Gollum (Andy Serkis), a creature who promises to help them find the Mountain of Doom. Meanwhile Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli search for the hobbits Merry and Pippin in the Kingdom of Rohan, which is currently being attacked by Saruman's orc armies. Gandalf returns as Gandalf the White to remind Aragorn of his destiny to unite the people of Rohan with Gondor. Whilst the Fellowship are not travelling together they must unite against the powerful forces coming from the Two Towers: Orthanc Tower in Isengard where Saruman has bred a deadly army of 10,000, and Sauron's fortress at Barad-dûr.
Finally, 'The Return of the King' (2003) won all 11 Academy Awards it was nominated for, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Gandalf manages to rally Gondor's fallen army with the help of King Theoden of Rohan for the biggest battle in the history of Middle-earth; and Aragorn finally faces up to his responsibilities. They are obviously out-numbered but are determined to keep Sauron distracted in order to enable Frodo to complete his quest to destroy the Ring by throwing it into the fires of the Mountain of Doom.
7. Little Mix: The Search
Saturday 26th September, BBC1, 7:00pm
New series. The girl group search for the next global singing sensation, with the winning band joining them on their next UK tour. In the first edition, Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Jade put together a boyband. The talented hopefuls are auditioned individually, before being put through their paces alongside their competitors. Only the most impressive will make it through to the final line up to battle it out for the prize in the performance shows.
8. FILM: The Imitation Game (2014) (Age 12)
Wednesday 30th September, More4, 9:00pm
Biopic of mathematician Alan Turing, whose work during the Second World War translated seemingly unbreakable Nazi codes as well as pioneering the development of computer technology. In the years following the war, his life would be destroyed as his homosexuality was discovered, leaving him facing criminal charges. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Charles Dance.
9. Blue Peter
Thursday 1st October, CBBC, 5:30pm
Richie Driss meets artist Venessa Scott, who is on a mission to create an epic mural to capture what it is like growing up in modern-day Britain. Also, inspirational Blue Peter fans reveal how they earned their Blue Peter badges.
10. FILM: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) (Age 12)
Tuesday 29th September, Film4, 9:00pm
A devastating conflict erupts between humans and intelligent primates in a post-apocalyptic future. The leader of the apes is determined to make peace and prove his people are not savages - but a tragic course of events leaves him wrestling with a desire for revenge. Sci-fi adventure sequel, the conclusion of the trilogy of prequels to the 1968 movie. Starring Actor of the Week: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn.
Bake Off is back this week on the TV but you can also catch this cooking competition on Netflix.
FILM: King Kong (2005) (Age 12)
Our Actor of the Week, Andy Serkis, goes Ape again and teams up with Lord of the Rings director, Peter Jackson, for this adventure tale remake.
America's Got Talent
The talent show goes to America with Simon Cowell.
Travel Man: 48 Hours In... - Season 5
Bake Off presenter, Matt Lucas, appears in this comedy travel show where he and Richard Ayoade visit Rome.
Travel Man: 48 Hours In... - Season 2
Meanwhile the other Bake Off presenter, Noel Fielding, takes a trip with Richard Ayoade visit Copenhagen.
FILMS: The Hobbit Trilogy (2012 - 2014)
Our Actor of the Week, Andy Serkis, reteams with Peter Jackson to return to the world of Middle-Earth and played Gollum once again in this prequel trilogy.