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BBC ONE Saturday 25 April 2009

Football Focus

Saturday 25 April
1.15-2.00pm BBC ONE

Manish Bhasin, Mark Lawrenson and Martin Keown look ahead to the weekend's football action as the 2008/09 Premier League season enters the finishing straight.

Champions Manchester United host Tottenham at Old Trafford in the early evening kick-off. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has a good record against United although it was Sir Alex Ferguson's side who prevailed when the sides met in the Football League Cup final in March. Liverpool visit Hull, having been held to a surprise 2-2 draw when the sides met at Anfield earlier this season. Chelsea make the trip across London to play West Ham, who are now managed by former Blues hero Gianfranco Zola.

North of the border, it's Scottish Cup semi-final weekend, with Rangers meeting St Mirren today and Falkirk playing Dunfermline tomorrow.

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Robin Hood – Let The Games Commence Ep 5/13

High Definition programme
Saturday 25 April
6.15-7.00pm BBC ONE
Gisborne (Richard Armitage) returns triumphant … for a while
Gisborne (Richard Armitage) returns triumphant … for a while

A beautiful and aristocratic woman, Isabella, gallops into the forest, hotly pursued by sinister men on horseback, as the drama continues. Just as they are about to pounce, Robin Hood rescues her, but not before she's shown herself to be no push-over. There is clearly more to her than meets the eye, but is Robin smitten? And is he right to take her at face value and give her the benefit of the gang's protection?

Elsewhere, Gisborne returns triumphant from the court of Prince John. Armed with a formidable troop of elite soldiers and instructions from his new royal master to kill Robin Hood, Gisborne is contemptuous of the Sheriff – he doesn't need the patronage of the mere Sheriff of Nottingham, who he reminds is still in Prince John's bad books for debts unpaid.

Before long, skirmishes break out throughout the forest as Gisborne and his men battle with the hooded heroes. When Little John is separated from the others, he finds himself going undercover with Bertha of Bath; the larger-than-life but questionable promoter of a cohort of gladiators who are on their way to perform in Nottingham. But has Little John bitten off more than he can chew when he poses as a gladiator?

Back in the forest it seems like Gisborne could finally have Hood in his clutches, but at the moment of capture, Isabella reveals that she is his sister and Robin gets away. Gisborne is incensed with Isabella for fraternising with the enemy, but she pleads innocence and throws herself upon his mercy. As a humiliated Gisborne returns to Nottingham Castle to face the Sheriff's wrath, it becomes clear that all is not well between Gisborne and his little sister...

Isabella is played by Lara Pulver; Robin Hood by Jonas Armstrong; Guy of Gisborne by Richard Armitage; the Sheriff of Nottingham by Keith Allen; Little John by Gordon Kennedy; and Bertha of Bath by Denise Black.

Robin Hood is also simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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Tonight's The Night

High Definition programme
Saturday 25 April
7.00-8.00pm BBC ONE

Tonight's The Night for John Barrowman as the entertainment continues
Tonight's The Night for John Barrowman as the entertainment continues

John Barrowman, the ultimate all-round entertainer, joins more celebrities and helps grant more wishes to unsuspecting members of the studio audience as the series continues. The second episode features The Saturdays, Mick Hucknall and the cast of Jersey Boys.

The Stagefright challenge returns with another mystery celebrity and some audience members who least expect to find themselves in the spotlight.

It's the paramedics versus the call centre workers in Workplace Wonders and the Jersey Boys perform with a new cast member. The Tonight's The Night dancers also return to join John in big production numbers.

Tonight's The Night is also simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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Casualty

Saturday 25 April
8.50-9.40pm BBC ONE

A furious Adam tenders his resignation, citing his concerns about Jordan in his letter to the board, as the medical drama continues. However, Jordan reveals he will counter Adam's claims by telling the board he is emotionally unfit to practice and has come to work under the influence of alcohol. Adam, thinking he is defeated, is forced to step back from resuscitation when his patient, Margaret, is rushed in. He then comes to the rescue when Jordan freezes in the middle of life-saving treatment.

Meanwhile, Curtis is reluctant to testify against Tony, despite witnessing the devastation that Tony's drug trade has caused. However, when he asks Alice to marry him, she only agrees if he will testify, despite knowing that Tony will be out for revenge.

Jessica is discharged with baby Harry and has a shock when Maureen arrives. Jessica is suspicious but allows her back home. Her mother-in-law then tells her that Sean is due to call. All is not what it seems...

Adam is played by Tristan Gemmill, Jordan by Michael French, Curtis by Abdul Salis, Alice by Sam Grey, Jessica by Gillian Kearney and Maureen by Jane Lapotaire.

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Match Of The Day

Saturday 25 April
10.30-11.50pm BBC ONE

Gary Lineker presents highlights from today's seven Premier League fixtures, which included reigning champions Manchester United hosting Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has a good record against United and his side held the champions to a goalless draw in the reverse fixture at White Hart Lane in December. However, Sir Alex Ferguson's men have beaten Tottenham in both domestic Cup competitions this season and have never lost at home to them in the Premier League.

Liverpool travelled to Hull City, who held them to a surprise 2-2 draw at Anfield earlier in the season, even taking a 2-0 lead against Rafa Benitez's side before Steven Gerrard, not for the first time, came to the Reds' rescue. Chelsea crossed London to face West Ham United, who are now managed by former Blues hero Gianfranco Zola.

Bolton Wanderers hosted Aston Villa; there were six goals when the sides met in December, with Villa prevailing 4-2. Stoke City made the trip to Craven Cottage to play Fulham, while Everton were aiming to do the double over Manchester City. Sunderland travelled to West Bromwich Albion, having enjoyed a 4-0 win, their biggest of the season, when the two sides met at the Stadium of Light in December.

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