Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream education
Brazil with Michael Palin documentary
Michael begins the third leg of his journey in the mineral-rich state of Minas Gerais, where he learns about the Brazilian mining industry and meets some of the people dedicated to overturning the environmental damage it causes. He then heads to Rio de Janeiro, focus of the next Olympics, where the authorities are ridding the streets of violent drug gangs that have controlled the city's shanty towns. On a lighter note, the globe-trotting broadcaster also learns to celebrate a goal like a well-known radio commentator and visits a `love hotel'.
The King's Choice drama, IMDB
Wartime drama based on a true story, starring Jesper Christensen. When the Nazis invaded Norway in 1940, King Haakon VII - ruler since the country separated from Sweden in 1905 - headed north with his family and the government before the arrival of the enemy. However, the 67-year-old monarch remains the focal point of the country's response. Should the nation give up without a fight?
Documentary about the perils of land-mine clearance in Iraq. Despite losing part of his right leg, Kurdish officer Fakhir Berwari continues disarming thousands of IEDs armed only with a penknife and a pair of wire cutters. His own camcorder footage shows the risks he takes to reclaim former battlegrounds for the ordinary residents of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Having resigned from her job in PR, Julia tries to adapt to life as a freelancer and reluctantly agrees to help Amanda launch her new shop - even though she believes it is nothing but a vanity project. The opening is a success, but a careless online post threatens to destroy her good work. Meanwhile, Liz rails against the gentrification of the area and the loss of her beloved kebab shop, while Kevin reveals he has written an unusual children's book, which he wants Amanda to sell in her shop.
Julia finds that working from home is impossible due to all the tasks she has to do for her family. Meg tells her this is her `Mother's Load' - all the things that no-one else will do, but need to be done to keep the home running. Julia removes herself to the cafe to work, but even there finds it's not that easy to get motivated. A possible solution presents itself when she shares a table with a fellow freelancer, but is Julia taking advantage of him? Meanwhile, much to her surprise, Liz finds herself bored to tears when her youngest starts nursery and she is alone during the day, and Kevin has problems when he takes on responsibility for a school fund-raising project.
Kevin reluctantly hosts a last-minute Halloween party, while Julia takes the kids trick-or-treating in an attempt to meet a celebrity who has just moved into the neighbourhood. Liz tags along as she has been stood up by a date and Anne is in attendance trying to make sure that the kids are safe - but by the time they reach Kevin's house one of the children is missing.
Everyone is delighted when Kevin books a cottage for them to spend half term in the countryside with all their children. But the house is not as nice as the pictures online suggested, and it is not long before tempers begin to fray. Anna Maxwell Martin, Diane Morgan and Paul Ready star.
Julia struggles to abide by the rules and clashes with Mrs Lamb as she attends her first-ever school sports day, where apparently it's no longer acceptable to cheer for individual children and spectators can only offer generic support like `good job'. Over at the Kidiverse soft-play centre, Kevin is devastated that an important work presentation means he will miss the dads' race. Liz worries that her new boyfriend is blanking her, and Anne discovers something that leads to a nasty surprise for Amanda.
It's time for the Year 6 school trip, and Julia, Liz and Meg find themselves on the coach journey from Hell with humourless school secretary Mrs Lamb and clueless teaching assistant Ms Vaughn. It all kicks off when a boy banned for bad behaviour is allowed on the bus, along with his mother Ashley, and Liz decides to play the hero. Meanwhile, Kevin takes his driving test and Amanda puts her lifestyle brand Hygge Tygge online.
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