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BBC ONE Saturday 23 May 2009

Football Focus

Saturday 23 May
11.30am-12.00noon BBC ONE

Manish Bhasin, Mark Lawrenson and Martin Keown look ahead to this weekend's football fixtures, which include tomorrow's final round of matches in the Premier League.

Defending champions Manchester United end their campaign away to Hull City, whose form has dipped after an impressive start to the season. Liverpool host Tottenham at Anfield, while there could be crucial games at the bottom of the table – with Newcastle visiting Aston Villa and Sunderland playing at home to Chelsea. This weekend also sees the football league play-off finals, with Monday's Championship decider worth an estimated £60m to the winners.

Manish and guests also look ahead to Wednesday's Champions League final in Rome, where there will be English representation for the fifth successive year.

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Formula 1 – Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 23 May
12.10-2.15pm BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey revs into action and brings viewers live coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix qualifying session, ahead of the most prestigious race of the Formula 1 season, as the drivers battle for that all-important track position on the notoriously narrow street circuit.

The driver starting in pole position has gone on to win the race in four of the last five years. Lewis Hamilton won a rain-affected race in 2008, but it is fellow Briton Jenson Button who is setting the pace this season in the newly formed Brawn GP team.

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Golf – PGA Championship

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 23 May
2.15-5.30pm BBC ONE

Gary Lineker presents live coverage of the third round of the PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The European Tour's flagship event offers some of the game's biggest names the chance to emulate last year's winner, Miguel Angel Jimenez. The Spaniard, who at 44 became the event's oldest winner, clinched the illustrious tournament after a dramatic win over Oliver Wilson at the second extra hole in the play-off.

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Tonight's The Night

High Definition programme
Saturday 23 May
7.20-8.15pm BBC ONE

John Barrowman performs another big production number with the Tonight's The Night dancers
John Barrowman performs another big production number with the Tonight's The Night dancers

John Barrowman brings viewers a final dose of the Saturday night entertainment extravaganza, which tonight sees one lucky entrant win the Doctor Who competition and get the ultimate surprise as they perform on the set of the Tardis with an unexpected cast member.

John once again presides over an hour of once-in-a-lifetime, wish-granting surprises and, this week, the cast of High School Musical make one young girl's dream come true. A Strictly Come Dancing wish is also granted for another lucky viewer and an inspirational dancer gets her chance to perform for the nation with the cast of Lord Of The Dance.

As usual, no audience member is safe and someone finds themselves an unlikely star of the evening. The Tonight's The Night dancers also return to perform with John in their trademark, big production numbers.

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Robin Hood – The King Is Dead,
Long Live The King Ep 8/13

High Definition programme
Saturday 23 May
6.35-7.20pm BBC ONE
Prince John's (Toby Stephens) actions are unconvincing
Prince John's (Toby Stephens) actions are unconvincing

In a workshop in London, an artesian is carefully finishing a wax model, as the drama continues. A sinister man threateningly looms behind him – could it be the ruthless Lord Sheridan, Keeper of the Crown?

A sombre procession arrives in Nottingham Castle, led by Lord Sheridan, and carrying a coffin that bears the Crown's insignia. Lord Sheridan announces the terrible news that King Richard The Lion Heart has been killed in battle.

Prince John wails, unconvincingly, and throws himself on the coffin. Then, without further ado, Prince John announces that, in the interests of national security, the Archbishop of Canterbury must now preside over both his brother's funeral and his own coronation as King of England. Both events are to take place in Nottingham.

Hidden nearby, Robin and the gang look on in disbelief. But the shocking news doesn't quite ring true. Robin needs to see the face of his beloved King Richard to be sure that he really is dead. By nightfall, the outlaws sneak into the Kirkless Abbey crypt.

By candlelight, the gang is mortified to see the body of King Richard. However, Kate soon discovers that all is not quite as it seems. The gang must act fast to reveal a despicable act of treason. However, time is not on their side.

Lord Sheridan is played by Robert Pugh; Prince John by Toby Stephens; The Archbishop of Canterbury by Ian Gelder: Robin Hood by Jonas Armstrong; Kate by Joanne Froggatt; Tuck by David Harewood; Much by Sam Troughton; Gordon Kennedy by Little John; Allan A Dale by Joe Armstrong; and Isabella by Lara Pulver.

Robin Hood is 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 23 May
9.05-9.55pm BBC ONE

A badly beaten Alice is rushed into the Emergency Department with Curtis by her side, in this week's instalment of the medical drama. When the police arrive and admit they can't link Tony to the attack, Curtis decides to take the law into his own hands and confront Tony himself – despite Alice's pleas to end the violence.

Jessica and Adam, meanwhile, plan to register Harry's birth together, but Adam can't get away from work when Alice is brought in. Later, after overhearing his colleagues speculating whether or not Harry looks like Sean, Adam decides to take responsibility and publicly announces that he is Harry's father and tells Jessica that they can amend the birth certificate to make it official.

Elsewhere, Mully and his partner, James, row about money in their furniture workshop. James is operating a circular saw and, as the row escalates, accidentally slices off his hand. Mully can't cope with the sight of blood and rushes out to ask for help from homeless man William – who had earlier sold them a lighter. William tries to help but collapses, due to his diabetes. All three finally manage to make their way to Holby's Emergency Department.

Meanwhile, after receiving a gift from Sharice, and realising how much she misses her, Zoe decides to focus on her career and throws herself into work.

Alice is played by Sam Grey, Curtis by Abdul Salis, Jessica by Gillian Kearney, Adam by Tristan Gemmill and Zoe by Sunetra Sarker.

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BBC TWO Saturday 23 May 2009

Golf – PGA Championship

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 23 May
5.30-6.35pm BBC TWO

Gary Lineker presents further live coverage of the most prestigious competition on the European Tour – the PGA Championship – from Wentworth.

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez was six shots off the pace at the halfway stage of last year's event, but came through to win a dramatic play-off – beating Oliver Wilson on the second extra hole.

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The Birth Of British Music –
Joseph Haydn: The Celebrity Ep 3/4

Saturday 23 May
8.50-9.50pm BBC TWO

When composer Joseph Haydn first arrived in Britain, in 1791, it was the most progressive and wealthy country in Europe. Economic, political and cultural power was in the process of shifting from the aristocracy and the church to the new and confident middle class. Conductor and broadcaster Charles Hazlewood continues to explore how this influential composer changed the shape of British music, in the penultimate programme in this major series for BBC Two.

Aged nearly 60, Haydn was already famous for his work in Hungary but, with an astute eye for business, it was no coincidence that he chose wealthy Britain as the destination to make his personal fortune.

Charles investigates Haydn's passion for science and his association with the astronomer, composer and impresario William Herschel and discovers that Haydn's preoccupation with the cosmos had a profound impact on his music. Haydn chose to use a truly British form – the oratorio – for one of his greatest works, The Creation, which explored humankind's position in the universe.

Charles also journeys to Austria to visit Esterhazy Palace, near Vienna, where Haydn worked for over three decades, and travels to Scotland to investigate Haydn's rather curious association with some of the most famous Scottish folk songs.

Contributors to tonight's programme include Dr Walter Reicher (Haydn Festival); Marshall Marcus (Head of Music, South Bank Centre); pianist Howard Moody; soprano Sophie Daneman; The Esterhazy Ensemble; Professor Simon McVeigh (Goldsmith's, London); and Dr Chris Lintott (Oxford University).

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