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Network TV BBC Week 15: Easter Sunday 12 April 2009

BBC ONE Easter Sunday 12 April 2009

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Ep 5/6

Easter Sunday 12 April
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE
No 1 Ladies Detective Agency: JLB Matekoni (Lucian Msamati) does a spot of fishing
No 1 Ladies Detective Agency: JLB Matekoni (Lucian Msamati) does a spot of fishing

Rra Patel has charged Mma Ramotswe with finding out the identity of his daughter's secret boyfriend, as the charming drama continues. However, as he has received no news on the case, Rra Patel tells Mma Ramotswe he might just take his business to her rival, Cephas Buthelezi, owner of Gaborone's new Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency.

Shocked by this new competition, Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi visit Cephas and find him to be arrogant and rude, accusing them of being both unqualified and inexperienced. Determined to prove him wrong, the ladies steal a prospective client, local entrepreneur Meomi "Two Shots" Pulani, from under his nose.

Rra Pulani is running a beauty pageant but has some badly behaved contestants and needs to know who deserves to win "Miss Beauty and Integrity". Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi convince him that his case needs a woman's touch and Mma Makutsi sets off to meet all the contestants and asses their suitability.

Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe is hot on the trail of Nandira Patel but, realising she is being followed, Nandira confronts Mma Ramotswe and reveals her father has been too quick to judge her love life.

All this case-solving provides a welcome distraction for Mma Ramotswe. She is wrestling with her feelings for her friend JLB Matekoni. His advances spurned again, the mechanic disappears on a solo fishing trip to nurse his broken heart. But all is not lost as Mma Ramotswe finally realises what her heart truly desires.

Rra Patel is played by Harish Patel, Mma Ramotswe by Jill Scott, Cephas Buthelezi by Paterson Joseph, Mma Makutsi by Anika Noni Rose, Two Shots Pulani by Kenneth Nkosi, Nandira by Lisa Shah and JLB Matekoni by Lucian Msamati.


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Damages Ep 9/13

Easter Sunday 12 April
11.05-11.45pm BBC ONE

Patty is certain that Uncle Pete's death is part of a government conspiracy aimed at getting her to drop her lawsuit against Ultima National Resources, as the award-winning legal drama continues. As she orders her staff to be on their toes, Ellen tells her FBI handlers that she doesn't suspect Patty in Pete's death. Meanwhile, Wes Krulik looks to use Ellen to gain access to Katie, her late fiancé's sister.

When asked for information about the government's case against Patty, Tom's sister, Justice Department lawyer Cynthia Shayes, cannot find any case files. As Ellen presses her FBI handlers about the lack of any official documents, Patty turns her attention to Lonnie Samble, the prostitute who is involved with the trader behind a market manipulation scheme. Though initially reluctant to help, Lonnie co-operates when Patty offers to finance her college education and influence the judge in a pending child custody case.

Still suspicious that the government is out to get her, even though no one can confirm the existence of an investigation, Patty takes her accusations – and threats – directly to the FBI's Don McGraff. As McGraff alerts agent Pell to the fact that Patty is getting uncomfortably close to their conspiracy, Krulik learns that Ellen has stumbled onto information that could prove dangerous and is told to kill her. However, when he lures her to his apartment, will he have the strength to carry out the order?


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BBC TWO Easter Sunday 12 April 2009

Golf – The Masters

Live event/outside broadcast
Easter Sunday 12 April
6.55pm-12.00midnight BBC TWO

Gary Lineker hosts live coverage from Augusta as the 2009 Masters reaches its conclusion. Last year, Trevor Immelman enjoyed his maiden major success, becoming the first South African to win the Masters since the legendary Gary Player. Tiger Woods's expected challenge wilted on the final day last year, but the American will be looking to make up for lost time in 2009, having missed much of last season because of knee surgery. Others hoping to be challenging over the final holes include Phil Mickelson and Ireland's three-time major winner Padraig Harrington.

Paul Casey began his final round at Augusta last year, just four shots off the lead and with hopes of becoming the first Englishman since Nick Faldo to win the Masters. But he plummeted out of contention with a seven-over-par 79. It is surely only a matter of time before either Casey or one of the other players from this generation of talented English golfers clinches a major. Could it happen on the historic Augusta National course this weekend?


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BBC THREE Easter Sunday 12 April 2009

MotoGP – Qatar GP

Live event/outside broadcast
Easter Sunday 12 April
8.45-10.00pm BBC THREE

Matt Roberts presents live coverage from Qatar as the 2009 MotoGP season roars into life. Casey Stoner began the defence of his title with a win at the Losail track last year but it was his rival, Valentino Rossi, who enjoyed the last laugh, clinching his sixth world premier-class title at the end of the season.

Qatar is one of the most unpredictable races on the MotoGP circuit, due to its unique track, which is often strewn with sand blown in from the desert. History was made there last year when the event became the first in the sport's history to be held under floodlights. Britain's James Toseland will be among those under the spotlight this season. His sixth place in Qatar last year promised much for the season ahead, but he proved unable to better that performance.

Race commentary comes from Charlie Cox and Steve Parrish.


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