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BBC ONE Saturday 20 June 2009

Formula 1 – British Grand Prix: Qualifying

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 20 June
12.10-2.20pm BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey is on pole position as he brings viewers live coverage of the qualifying session for the British Grand Prix, from Silverstone.

World champion Lewis Hamilton paid the price for a couple of errors in qualifying 12 months ago and had to start fourth on the grid. But the McLaren driver made amends in the race, becoming the first Briton to win it since David Coulthard – who is part of the BBC's team at the track this weekend.

It's set to be Silverstone's final year of hosting the Formula 1 event, after Donington agreed a deal to stage the race for 10 years from 2010.


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Robin Hood – Something Worth Fighting For:
Part 1 Ep 12/13

High Definition programme
Saturday 20 June
6.45-7.30pm BBC ONE

When Robin Hood, Gisborne and the outlaws intercept one of Isabella's messengers with a missive to Prince John there is both good and bad news, in tonight's penultimate episode in the current series of the medieval drama.

The outlaws rejoice when they learn that King Richard is a month away from home and rallying troops to fight his brother's attempt to usurp him. But the gang are appalled when they discover that Isabella is confiscating food and snatching men from nearby villages to raise a force of some 300 militia for Prince John's side. Her next target is Locksley.

Robin, meanwhile, pledges that England will never be slaves to Prince John and he and the gang rush to Locksley where the villagers are under siege. Isabella's right-hand henchman, Blamire, and his thugs are trying to kidnap the male villagers. There's a pitched battle and the gallant outlaws succeed in saving the men of Locksley and then give them sanctuary in Sherwood Forest.

Elsewhere, the ever-opportunistic Archer seeks out Isabella, informs her of their kinship and propositions her: her power and his skills could make them an unstoppable alliance. She's not impressed, however, and has Blamire promptly throw Archer in the dungeons. But has she finally met her match?

In the woods, Tuck preaches that the Lord helps those who help themselves, while Robin worries they are outnumbered and hopelessly ill-equipped to take on the might of Prince John and his allies.

But then the most audacious scheme is implemented when Gisborne reveals a secret way into Nottingham Castle – which might just mean that it can be seized and held for King Richard. The stakes have never been higher and there will be gains and tragic losses on both sides before the battle can be won.

Robin Hood is played by Jonas Armstrong, Gisborne by Richard Armitage, Isabella by Lara Pulver, Blamire by Fraser James, Archer by Clive Standen and Tuck by David Harewood.

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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Saturday 20 June
8.40-9.30pm BBC ONE

Jeff's wife and children are moving to London and his only option is to apply for full custody, in this week's episode of the medical drama. He instructs his lawyer to do whatever she can.

Later, while out on a shout, Jeff comes up against a fractured family which the mother, Gloria (played by guest star Gillian Taylforth), is trying to bring back together. Seeing the damage that can be done to kids by dysfunctional parents soon makes him reconsider his own actions.

Alice's mum, Julie, meanwhile, makes a nuisance of herself – producing an ever-growing list of guests to invite to the wedding. Tess is also trampling over Alice's desire for a small, intimate event by suggesting Alice wear her old wedding dress. Alice finally snaps and tells them both to butt out.

Elsewhere, Ruth and Jay have to work together in Resuscitation, despite the frosty end to their previous "date" at one of the surgeons' dinners. Working well and successfully, they decide to go to one more event in the campaign so Ruth can get the surgical rotation she wants so desperately. This time, Ruth finally lets her guard down and they become even closer.

Jeff is played by Matt Bardock, Gloria by Gillian Taylforth, Alice by Sam Grey, Tess by Suzanne Packer, Ruth by Georgia Taylor and Jay by Ben Turner.


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Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow Ep 3/6

High Definition programme
Saturday 20 June
9.30-10.15pm BBC ONE

Shappi Khorsandi headlines as Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow continues
Shappi Khorsandi headlines as Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow continues

Michael McIntyre continues his new Saturday night entertainment show, in which he travels around Britain visiting some of the UK's most prestigious and iconic venues unearthing some of comedy's brightest new talent and finest comedians en route. Tonight's venue is the Birmingham Hippodrome and Michael is joined by special headline guest Shappi Khorsandi, with additional stand-up from Tom Stade, Steve Hughes and Paul Tonkinson.

Other headline acts to appear during the series include: Sean Lock at the Swansea Grand; Patrick Kielty at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast; and Al Murray at the Brighton Dome.

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.


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BBC TWO Saturday 20 June 2009

Athletics – European Team Championships

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 20 June
3.25-7.30pm BBC TWO

Jonathan Edwards introduces live coverage of the inaugural European Team Championships from Leiria in Poland.

The event replaces the European Cup and promises to be an exciting revamp of the previous format, with the men's and women's teams combined. Great Britain is one of the 12 nations to have qualified and the team should include star names such as Christine Ohuruogu, Phillips Idowu and Marlon Devonish.

Today's events feature the men's and women's 100m, as well as the women's 800m and the men's 1,500m.


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BBC THREE Saturday 20 June 2009

Match Of The Day Live – Spain v South Africa

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 20 June
7.00-9.30pm BBC THREE

Gabby Logan introduces live coverage of the Confederations Cup clash between European champions Spain and tournament hosts South Africa.

The two nations have only ever met once before – with Spain claiming a 3-2 win during the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea. Spanish legend Raul scored twice with former Middlesbrough midfielder Gaizka Mendieta also on target. Lucas Radebe and Benni McCarthy, meanwhile, responded for South Africa.

Iraq and New Zealand are also in action as Group A draws to a conclusion.


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