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Tension rises Down Under; DRAMA Cold Feet (ITV, 9.00pm).

THE sun and surf of Sydney beckons for the thirtysomethings in the last episode of the current series tonight.

Pete's bombshell decision to marry Jo means best mates Adam, Rachel, David and Karen have followed him Down Under in this 90-minute special.

But Adam is convinced his friend is making a big mistake and he's determined to put a stop to the wedding.

David is in determined mood, too. He intends that this holiday will be Karen's best ever, but she's still torn between him and lover Mark.

What terrible taste Karen (Hermione Norris Hermione Norris (born 1968 in Essex) is an English actress. She played the role of Karen Marsden in Cold Feet for the entire run of the series. Since then she has played DCI Carol Jordan in Wire in the Blood ) has in men - David is dull as dishwater dish·wa·ter  
n.
Water in which dishes are to be or have been washed.


dishwater
Noun

1. water in which dishes have been washed

2.
, but Mark (Sean Pertwee Sean Pertwee (born June 4, 1964) is an English actor.

Pertwee was born in London, the son of Ingeborg and Jon Pertwee, who was best known as the third actor to play the part of The Doctor in the television series Doctor Who.
) is a smarmy sleaze sleaze  
n.
A sleazy condition, quality, or appearance: "His record of public service is untouched by any stain of shadiness or sleaze" James J. Kilpatrick.
 bomb.

Rachel's sister turns up to complicate matters. She's a lesbian who wants a child and her solution is to sleep with as many men as it takes until she gets pregnant. But Adam has a better idea.

There's been no hint that a new series of Cold Feet will be made and if this is the last-ever episode, we should make the most of what has been a relatively disappointing series.

COMEDY

The Kumars At No 42 (BBC BBC
 in full British Broadcasting Corp.

Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927.
2, 9.00pm)

GRANNY'S in her element again in tonight's episode of the hilarious spoof chat show. Sanjeev is welcoming Dalziel And Pascoe Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel (usually known as Andy) and Detective Sergeant (later Detective Inspector) Peter Pascoe, known together as Dalziel and Pascoe (  star Warren Clarke Warren Clarke (born April 26 1947) is an English actor.

Clarke was born in Oldham, Lancashire. His first television appearance was in the long running ITV soap opera Coronation Street, initially as Kenny Pickup in 1966 and then as Gary Bailey in 1968.
 on to the set, much to his mad granny's delight - Meera Syal's scene-stealing ought to be reported to be spoken of; to be mentioned, whether favorably or unfavorably.

See also: Report
 to Scotland Yard Scotland Yard, headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police. The term is often used, popularly, to refer to one branch, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Named after a short street in London, the site of a palace used in the 12th cent. .

Granny tries to tempt Warren with her home-made Indian sweets Indian sweets or Mithai, consist of many different kinds of milk, sugar and flour-based confectioneries originating from the Indian sub-continent. Indians sweets are normally very rich in sugar and fat and take a long time to prepare.  and is utterly smitten by his large hands and feet, asking the bemused actor: "Do you work out?"

There's a brighter spot on the horizon for Sanjeev in the shape of his other guest, Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq.

He immediately falls in love and attempts to impress her with "the biggest indoor water feature in the Wembley area".

HOMES

Hot Property (Channel 5, 8.30pm)

PRESENTER Alice Beer is in Glasgow tonight for the final edition of the show that gives first-time buyers the chance to win their own home.

Anton and Pamela both live in the city, but not together, both still staying at home with their parents.

Alice offers them three properties - the first is a one-bedroom mezzanine flat in the former Co-op building in the city centre; the second a quirky four-bedroom bungalow 15 minutes drive out of town; and the third is a one-bedroom basement flat in the sought-after West End.

They take video tours of all three des res and, after hearing the advice of a top property expert, Anton and Pamela are asked to pick the one they would like to be their dream home.

If they can guess the selling price to within pounds 1000, it's theirs.

SOAP

EastEnders (BBC1, 8.00pm)

NEW parents Mark and Lisa enjoy a welcome break tonight when Sharon offers to babysit.

But they'll live to regret it as, predictably enough in soapland, it all goes horribly wrong.

Sharon (Letitia Dean) really wants time away from Mr Potato Head Phil, but he turns up for a smooch while she's watching baby Louise.

And when the sprog's constant crying starts to get on his nerves, the sensitive Mitchell brother switches off the baby alarm. Not one of your better ideas, Phil.

Checking on the tiny tot later, Sharon is horrified hor·ri·fy  
tr.v. hor·ri·fied, hor·ri·fy·ing, hor·ri·fies
1. To cause to feel horror. See Synonyms at dismay.

2. To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock.
 to discover she is not breathing.

Mark and Lisa arrive home just in time to leap into the ambulance where the recriminations begin immediately.

And now it's time for Sharon to tell Phil the truth about why she can't have a baby of her own.

Things are no happier in the Slater household where a furious Kat, ignoring Little Mo, searches in vain for Zoe.

BEST OF SATELLITE TV

SCI-FI sci-fi  
n. pl. sci-fis Informal
Science fiction.

adj.
Of, relating to, being, or similar to science fiction: a sci-fi movie; a sci-fi weapons system.
 

DEEP SPACE NINE

(Sky One, from 8.00pm)

SCI-FI aficionados will be in their own little heaven - or deep space as the case may be - with three back-to-back episodes of the drama.

In the first, Kira is pleased to show Commander Riker of the Enterprise around the ship until he hijacks a warship warship, any ship built or armed for naval combat. The forerunners of the modern warship were the men-of-war of the 18th and early 19th cent., such as the ship of the line, frigate, corvette, sloop of war (see sloop), brig, and cutter. .

During a celebration of his promotion to captain, Sisko is told to leave the Defiant to try to avert war on the Tzenkethi home world in the second episode. But then it becomes clear there is a shapeshifter on board.

The third has Sisko and the crew stranded on a remote planet with a dying Vortan leader and a small group of Jem'Hadar.

DRAMA

CLOCKING OFF

(UK Gold, 10.20pm)

TRUCK driver Ronnie (Ricky Tomlinson) pays a high price for playing the good Samaritan in tonight's episode of the factory drama.

He pulls over to help a stranded motorist, but is left beaten and bruised and bereft of his cargo for his trouble. The police suspect it was an inside job and put pressure on Ronnie to admit he deliberately let his truck be stolen.

FACTUAL

BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE Bonnie Prince Charlie: see Stuart, Charles Edward.  

(History, 7.00pm)

THE tale of the Young Pretender is re-told in this documentary.

Prince Charles Edward Stuart laid claim to the British throne and led his Jacobite troops in rebellion against the Crown.

But despite military successes in Scotland and England, Bonnie Prince Charlie was forced into retreat and a bloody last stand at Culloden in 1746, the site of the last battle on British soil.

There the Jacobites were crushed by government forces led by the Duke of Cumberland.

COMEDY

EVER DECREASING CIRCLES Ever Decreasing Circles is a British situation comedy which ran on BBC One for four series from 1984 to 1987. Introduction
It was written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey, and reunited them with Richard Briers, the star of their previous hit show,
 

(Granada Plus, 7.30pm)

SAVING a child from drowning has made Martin a hero and he's lauded by all. But everyone quickly becomes fed up of hearing about his brave exploits.

With Paul Egan and Penelope Wilton.
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