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The Planets

Professor Brian Cox will tell the story of the planets in a “groundbreaking” new series for BBC Two which will begin on Tuesday May 28, it has now been confirmed.

Using the latest planetary science research, The Planets will reveal the history of each world over five parts.

Each planet will be brought to life using the “most accurate and detailed imagery ever produced.” The series will explain the tragic past of Mars, which was once a wonderful water world but is now a barren, cold desert world.

The hugely popular scientist will also explain how the latest science suggests that Jupiter caused chaos during the early solar system and could have destroyed the Earth.

Plus, Brian Cox, 51, will look at the mysterious planet of Neptune, the last major planet in the far reaches of the solar system.

The BBC promises this will be “an epic story” and that it is one still being told and discovered as we still don’t know our planets as well as we thought we did.

Holby City

Patsy Kensit and Luke Roberts will reprise their roles as Faye Morton and Joseph Byrne in BBC One’s Holby City for one episode as part of the programme’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

Last seen on the Holby wards almost ten years ago, Faye and Joseph return to the hospital under dramatic circumstances and come face to face with Jac - Faye’s nemesis and ex love rival. The turbulent history between the three of them doesn’t bode well when certain events mean they need to come together as life hangs in the balance.

Patsy Kensit said: “It’s a great honour to be asked back. As soon as I got the script I sat down and read it as fast as I could, which shows what a gripping episode it’s going to be. Faye has changed quite a lot, it’s very feisty and there are lots of surprises! It’s also really exciting to be working with Rosie and Luke again; we always had a fantastic time together on set and that’s not changed at all.”

Simon Harper, Executive Producer of Holby City, said: “Holby’s 20th anniversary year continues apace with the return of these two huge, iconic characters after a decade away. It will be a particularly nostalgic and exciting treat for long-term viewers of the show as old Holby collides explosively with the present.”

Jeremy Kyle Devastated

Jeremy Kyle has said he is "devastated" following the death of a guest and cancellation of his TV show.

The controversial long-running chat show was axed by ITV bosses after the death of Steve Dymond last week.

MPs and broadcasting regulators are now looking into the care of participants in reality and factual TV shows.

"Myself and the production team I have worked with for the last 14 years are all utterly devastated by the recent events," he said in a statement.

"Our thoughts and sympathies are with Steve's family and friends at this incredibly sad time," he added.

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