Wednesday’s TV tips

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Wednesday’s TV tips

24 Hours in A&E (Channel 4, 9pm)

This week the staff at St George’s treat three very different patients _ but what unites the cases is caring and kindness, whether it’s been shown by the medical team, family or friends.

First into A&E is 13-year-old cyclist Sam, who came off her bike during a race and landed on her head.

She’s complaining of pain down her spine, and has also experienced vomiting and loss of consciousness, leading to fears that she could have suffered a significant brain injury.

The team also deal with German-born Ursula, an 84 year old who has lost a large amount of blood following a series of severe nosebleeds.

Meanwhile, 76-year-old Margaret suffered a suspected stroke during a routine appointment at another hospital, and the doctors need to act quickly to minimise the potential damage.

The Interceptor (BBC1, 9pm)

Events take a shocking turn when a charged market-place encounter between UNIT target Xavier and a rival drug dealer descends into a gunfight, and a young boy is killed when he is caught in the crossfire.

The gunman’s underworld contacts arrange for him to walk free, but Cal – the murdered lad’s friend and a witness to the shootout – faces intimidation from the killer and his gang.

While UNIT’s investigation switches focus to where the guns came from, Tommy tries to stop Cal crossing over into criminality to protect himself and his family. Crime drama, starring O-T Fagbenle and Robert Lonsdale.

Napoleon (BBC2, 9pm)

Andrew Roberts’ definitive account of Napoleon Bonaparte’s life continues, with an insight into the French political leader’s transformation into an emperor and a global statesman.

Picking up his story in 1805, a year after Napoleon has been crowned King of Italy, Andrew visits the site of the Battle of Austerlitz, widely considered to be one of the most important engagements of the Napoleonic Wars.

There, on the plains of Moravia, Bonaparte’s Grande Armee defeated the combined forces of Russia’s Tsar Alexander I and the Holy Roman Emperor Francis II – despite commanding a much smaller force.

The victory marked the beginning of the rise of the Napoleonic Empire, but Andrew reveals that securing his place on the global stage came with a price.

Big Brother (TV3, 10pm)

Brand new to 3e, the 16th series of the groundbreaking reality show, Big Brother, hits our screens with a brand new bunch of eccentric, entertaining and unique housemates.

Hosted by Emma Willis, the new ‘Timebomb’ theme will see a Mad Men-influenced, '60s-style decor for the new house as part of an upbeat, glamorous, thrilling and mischievous series.

Big Brother will play with time during tasks and have secret missions to create tension in the house.

The Bin Laden Conspiracy? (BBC2, 10pm)

In May, 2011, American special forces stormed a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and were reported to have killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

However, as more information about the raid began to emerge, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh began to believe the story was fabricated.

Making use of newly released documents, Jane Corbin re-evaluates the evidence Hersh used to make his arguments, and reconstructs the last few days of the man who was considered the world’s most wanted terrorist.

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Film4, 1.05am)

(2012) Based on the stage play of the same name by Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a character study about a married couple who respond to their child’s illness in very different ways.

Elise Vandevelde (Veerle Baetens) owns a tattoo shop and her body bears the fruits of her labour. Didier Bontinck (Johan Heldenbergh) is a hopeless romantic, who plays banjo in a band and tends to talk a lot.

When Elise and Didier meet, it is love at first sight and they marry, bringing a gorgeous little girl called Maybelle (Nell Cattrysse) into the world.

When Maybelle reaches six years old, she becomes seriously ill and her parents must ignore their differences, including their religious faith (or lack of it), to fight for her survival.

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