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BBC ONE Saturday 30 May 2009

Canoeing – European Slalom Championships

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 30 May
12.55-2.30pm BBC ONE

Viewers can enjoy coverage of the European Canoe Slalom Championships from Holme Point in Nottingham as the K1 Women's and C2 Men's competitions are decided.

Canoeists from 20 different countries are competing, as thoughts start to turn to the 2012 Olympics, where the event will be held in Broxbourne.


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Robin Hood – A Dangerous Deal Ep 9/13

High Definition programme
Saturday 30 May
7.25-8.10pm BBC ONE

Robin Hood asks why Isabella has made a pact with the devil, otherwise known as Prince John, and accepted his patronage to become the new Sheriff Of Nottingham, as the medieval adventure with a modern twist continues.

Defiant Isabella insists she works for herself and intends to be the best Sheriff Of Nottingham that England has ever known.

Not convinced, Robin offers her a deal to work covertly with him for the rightful King of England, Richard The Lionheart, or discover what it is to be enemies. Isabella has a tough decision to make.

In her first public appearance at a court hearing, Sheriff Isabella shows clemency to a young wench, Meg, who has stood up to the bullying men in her life. Isabella pardons her and makes a pledge to the people that, under her rule, Nottingham will be a fairer, more prosperous and peaceful place for everyone. Furthermore, she announces that she will execute that enemy of the people, her wicked brother, Guy of Gisborne, on Thursday at noon. For now, he can languish in the dungeons.

Suddenly, Isabella's thuggish husband, Squire Thornton, pushes through the crowd to depose her. As he threatens to make her life a living hell for deserting him, the resourceful and fiendishly clever Isabella tries to outwit him and regain power. Will Squire Thornton finally get his come-uppance?

Meanwhile, in the outlaws' camp, Much is despondent, Kate is acting strangely and Robin can't see the wood for the trees.

Robin Hood is played by Jonas Armstrong, Isabella by Lara Pulver, Meg by Holliday Grainger, Guy of Gisborne by Richard Armitage, Squire Thornton by Nicholas Gleaves, Much by Sam Troughton and Kate by Joanne Froggatt.


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Saturday 30 May
8.20-9.10pm BBC ONE

Jordan and Zoe start the day on the wrong foot, as the medical drama continues, but by the end of the day, something has changed between them.

When Adam tries to persuade Jordan to forget about work and concentrate on living his last few months to the full, Jordan bites the bullet and asks Zoe to go for a drink. Later, in his office, all professional distance between them disappears.

Meanwhile, Alice returns to work after the attack, but is alarmed when Tony sneaks into the emergency department and threatens her. Curtis, mindful that the torment will continue, decides to set him up with some secret filming.

Jordan is played by Michael French, Zoe by Sunetra Sarker, Adam by Tristan Gemmill, Alice by Sam Grey and Curtis by Abdul Salis.


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BBC TWO Saturday 30 May 2009

Rugby League – Challenge Cup Quarter Final

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 30 May
5.10-7.30pm BBC TWO

Clare Balding presents live coverage from New Craven Park as Hull Kingston Rovers host Super League rivals Warrington Wolves for a place in the Challenge Cup semi-finals.

Hull KR are enjoying something of a renaissance under coach Justin Morgan and will be hoping that he can steer them to some silverware. Despite a rich history, the Robins have only ever won the famous trophy once, beating local rivals Hull FC in the 1980 final. Their opponents, Warrington, have lifted the Challenge Cup on five occasions, but the last time they won the famous trophy was back in 1974.


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The Birth Of British Music –
Felix Mendelssohn: The Prophet Ep 4/4

Saturday 30 May
7.30-8.30pm BBC TWO

Soloist Andrew Shore performs music from Mendelssohn's Elijah
Soloist Andrew Shore performs music from Mendelssohn's Elijah

Conductor Charles Hazlewood completes his exploration of the birth of British music with a look at the life and work of Felix Mendelssohn, a concert hall prodigy who first came to London in 1829 at the age of 20.

Mendelssohn was a composer, conductor and pianist of dazzling gifts, and his music embodied the sound of the Victorian age and appealed to British tastes. A personal friend of the young Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, his overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, written when he was just 17, became hugely popular, tying in with the Victorians' fondness for Shakespeare and fairy stories. He also pioneered the use of a new conductors' tool – the baton.

Charles hears Mendelssohn's O For The Wings Of A Dove, played on a magnificent carillon overlooking Bournville village green; meets Mendelssohn's successor, Riccardo Chailly, at the Leipzig Gewandhaus; travels to Sir Walter Scott's home, Abbotsford, where a famous meeting between the composer and writer took place; and makes a stormy journey to Staffa to visit Fingal's Cave.

The series ends with a rousing performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah in Birmingham Town Hall, where the work was premièred in 1846. A massed choir, comprising choral groups from across the West Midlands, is brought together with the BBC Concert Orchestra and soloist Andrew Shore, to perform music from this iconic work.

Contributors include Andrew Motion (Poet Laureate), Peter Ward Jones (Bodleian Library, Oxford), Professor John Deathridge (King's College, London), Tim Richardson, the world's first international confectionary historian and pianist Ronald Brautigam.

The 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn's birth is celebrated in Mendelssohn In Britain on Friday 5 June on BBC Four.


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BBC PARLIAMENT Saturday 30 May 2009

The Record Europe

Saturday 30 May
11.00-11.25pm BBC PARLIAMENT

Just a week before millions of Europeans go to the polls in the elections to the European Parliament, The Record Europe brings together five British party leaders from the Parliament – Liberal Democrat Andrew Duff; the UKIP's Nigel Farage, Conservative Timothy Kirkhope, the Green Party's Caroline Lucas and Labour's Glenis Willmott – for the first time on television.

The programme also has filmed interviews with representatives of the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru.

Presenter Shirin Wheeler presses the leaders to explain their positions and asks whether this will be an election fought on European or domestic issues. She also asks how the choices made at the ballot box will affect everyday lives – and what solutions to the economic crisis can Europe's political parties offer.

The programme is repeated on BBC Parliament on Sunday 31 May at 5pm and Monday 1 June at 10am.


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