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BBC ONE Saturday 28 March 2009

Football Focus

Saturday 28 March
12.10-1.00pm BBC ONE

Manish Bhasin and guests look ahead to a busy weekend of international football.

England meet Slovakia in a friendly at Wembley this afternoon, with head coach Fabio Capello looking for a morale-boosting win ahead of Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.

Scotland, meanwhile, face a daunting trip to Amsterdam to face Group Nine leaders the Netherlands, while Wales meet Finland at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Northern Ireland are also at home to Poland, while the Republic Of Ireland face Bulgaria ahead of a tricky midweek encounter with coach Giovanni Trapattoni's native Italy.

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Formula 1: The Australian Grand Prix: Qualifying

Saturday 28 March
1.00-2.15pm BBC ONE

As the opening race of the 2009 Formula One season prepares to get under way, there's a second chance to see the qualifying rounds from Melbourne.

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to repeat his success in Australia last year. The Briton qualified in pole position before winning the race ahead of Nick Heidfeld.

Jonathan Legard and Martin Brundle provide the commentary as Formula One coverage returns to the BBC for the first time since 1996.

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Rugby Union

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 March
2.15-4.35pm BBC ONE

John Inverdale presents live coverage of the first semi-final between Gloucester and defending champions Ospreys, from the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Ospreys had to work hard to reach this stage, only coming through the group stages thanks to a losing bonus point from their defeat at London Irish.

But there is no doubting the Ospreys' quality. With Wales stars Shane Williams, Gavin Henson and James Hook back from Six Nations duty, they will start as favourites, even though Gloucester are riding high in the Guinness Premiership.

Andrew Cotter and Brian Moore commentate, with expert studio analysis from Jeremy Guscott and Jonathan Davies.

Live coverage of the second semi-final can be seen on BBC Two from 5pm.

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Robin Hood – Total Eclipse Ep 1/13

New series
Saturday 28 March
6.50-7.35pm BBC ONE (Schedule Addition 18 March)
David Harewood joins the cast as Tuck, as the new series of Robin Hood begins
David Harewood joins the cast as Tuck, as the new series of Robin Hood begins

The Outlaws return from the Holy Land and Robin breaks up the gang – all he wants is to avenge Marian's death – as Robin Hood, starring Jonas Armstrong, Richard Armitage, Keith Allen and David Harewood, who joins the cast as Tuck, returns for a new series.

Robin races to Locksley Manor, alone, to confront Gisborne, and an epic battle commences. The Outlaws arrive as Gisborne throws Robin into the river, far below.

Sir Jasper arrives at the castle with a message from Prince John. He blames the Sheriff for the bungled assassination and demands 1,000 crowns a month and the body of Robin Hood, just as Gisborne enters to announce he has killed Hood.

Tuck, a travelling monk, saves Robin from the river. Robin tries to leave but Tuck knocks him out and ties him up, determined that he'll rest. Tuck tells him that Robin Hood is the only hope the people of England have left.

The Sheriff sends Gisborne to Locksley, and Sir Jasper suggests they try to locate Hood's loot, instead. They torture Much, who says he'll take him to a fictional loot. Luckily, Little John and Allan are outside the castle and rescue him right under the Sheriff's nose.

Tuck shows Robin how much the people need him, but all Robin cares about is revenge – even if it means getting killed in the process. Tuck needs a new plan. He needs to take drastic action and risk everything. So Tuck tells Gisborne that Hood's body is buried at Dead Man's Crossing, while also telling the Outlaws that Robin lives and wants to meet them at the same place. Tuck watches, secretly, as the Outlaws are captured by Gisborne.

Robin realises he must return to being Robin Hood. He must save his men. Luckily, Tuck has a master plan and, with the help of Tuck and an eclipse, Robin saves his men. He then confronts Gisborne but, instead of killing him, Robin realises a far worse punishment is to leave him living in hell...

Robin Hood is played by Jonas Armstrong; Much by Sam Troughton; Allan A Dale by Joe Armstrong; Sir Guy of Gisborne by Richard Armitage; Sir Jasper by Lee Ross; The Sheriff of Nottingham by Keith Allen; Tuck by David Harewood; and Little John by Gordon Kennedy.

Please note: Interviews with cast members including David Harewood will be included in BBC Week 14 Television Programme Information.

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Casualty

Saturday 28 March
8.25-9.15pm BBC ONE
Kelsey (Janine Mellor) is counting down the minutes on her last shift
Kelsey (Janine Mellor) is counting down the minutes on her last shift

It's Kelsey's last shift and she's counting down the minutes. She's disappointed that her colleagues appear so low key about it being her last day – not realising they have arranged a surprise party. Later, much to Kelsey's astonishment, there is also special guest, as Maggie returns to take part in the celebrations.

Sharice's grandparents turn up and Zoe allows them to baby-sit. Sharice wraps them round her little finger and tells them that Zoe lets her do whatever she wants. When she accidentally damages her eye while applying mascara, they end up in the emergency department, and Zoe is called. The grandparents make their disapproval clear and tell Zoe that they want to look after Sharice from now on. Zoe has no intention of letting this happen – she wants to adopt.

Kelsey is played by Janine Mellor, Maggie by Susan Cookson and Zoe by Sunetra Sarker.

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BBC One Sessions – Annie Lennox

Saturday 28 March
10.20-11.20pm BBC ONE

Annie Lennox is joined by members of the BBC Concert Orchestra in a special performance recorded earlier this month at LSO St Luke's in London. The concert includes a selection of Annie's hits spanning from her days as one half of Eurythmics to tracks from her solo career – including past favourites and recent material.

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BBC TWO Saturday 28 March 2009

Rugby Union

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 March
5.00-7.15pm BBC TWO

John Inverdale is at the Ricoh Arena for live coverage of the second semi-final, as Cardiff Blues take on Northampton Saints for a place in next month's final at Twickenham.

The sides met twice in last season's Heineken Cup, each earning a home victory. Nick Mullins and Jonathan Davies provide the commentary.

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Cycling – World Track Championships

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 March
7.15-8.25pm BBC TWO

Gabby Logan presents further live coverage of the World Track Championships from Poland, where the Great Britain team is strongly tipped for more success, even without injured triple-gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy.

The British team won an incredible eight gold medals at last year's World Championships in Manchester and followed that up with seven golds at the Olympic Games.

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BBC PARLIAMENT Saturday 28 March 2009

The Night The Government Fell

Saturday 28 March
6.00-11.35pm BBC PARLIAMENT

In 1979, 28 March was one of the most dramatic nights in Westminster history. James Callaghan's Labour Government lost a confidence motion by one vote and was forced to call an early General Election that would sweep Margaret Thatcher to power.

BBC Parliament is marking the 30th anniversary of that night with a special evening of programmes, The Night The Government Fell.

At 6pm, A Parliamentary Coup tells the story of what happened that night, with testimony from former Downing Street insiders, ministers and party managers about the increasingly frantic attempts to secure the vote for Labour. In five years as a minority Government, Labour had struck deals with various smaller parties in order to survive but, by March 1979, after a winter of industrial strife, their luck was running out. Even on the day of the vote, it looked too close to call. It was only as the night wore on that it became clear that two key abstentions – and the absence of a gravely ill MP – would cost them the vote.

Immediately following the Commons debate, Tonight (the predecessor of Newsnight) was broadcast live from Westminster on BBC One. This episode can be seen at 6.45pm. Presenters Robin Day and Donald MacCormick interviewed Michael Foot, Lord Carrington, John Pardoe, Francis Pym and Lord Diamond on the dramatic events in the Commons and the fall of the Government. Newspaper journalists Peregrine Worsthorne and John Cole were also interviewed.

At 7.50pm, Turning Points – The 1979 Election explains how failure to secure devolution for Scotland lost Labour the support of the Scottish National Party in the run-up to the vote of no confidence. George Cunningham, a Labour MP at the time, discusses the context of the historic vote in this televised lecture.

At 8.15pm, BBC Parliament presents highlights of the 1979 No Confidence Debate in the House of Commons. Among the notable speakers featured were Prime Minister James Callaghan, Leader Of The Opposition Margaret Thatcher, Liberal leader David Steel and Labour's Michael Foot.

At 11.25pm, viewers can see Prime Minister's Broadcast 1979. The evening after the Commons defeat, James Callaghan broadcast to the country. In a seven-minute address, he defended the Government's record and announced a General Election.

The Night The Government Fell also features highlights of news coverage and other archive programmes from the time.

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