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Network TV BBC Week 27: Sunday 5 July 2009

BBC ONE Sunday 5 July 2009

Wimbledon 2009 Men's Final

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Sunday 5 July
1.30-5.40pm BBC ONE
5.40-8.00pm BBC TWO

Sue Barker hosts live coverage from this year's men's singles final at Wimbledon.

The Centre Court crowd will be hoping that the final matches the excitement of last year's epic clash between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, which produced almost five hours of incredible tennis. Nadal's win denied Federer a sixth consecutive title in SW19 but the Swiss superstar will be on a high after his recent victory at the French Open. This year's men's final will be the first since the introduction of a retractable roof, meaning there is no chance of rain interrupting the action.

Coverage continues at 5.30pm on BBC Two with the mixed doubles final, and also reaction to the men's singles final. Last year's mixed doubles final saw unseeded duo Bob Bryan and Samantha Stosur claim the title against Mike Bryan, Bob's brother, and Katerina Srebotnik.

John Inverdale presents highlights from today's play at 11pm on BBC Two in Today At Wimbledon. He is joined in the studio by former champions who offer their views on the day's events.

Viewers can catch up with all the action from yesterday's ladies' singles final in Yesterday At Wimbledon on BBC Two at 6am.

Wimbledon and Today At Wimbledon are simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.


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Hope Springs Ep 5/8

High Definition programme
Sunday 5 July
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

It's the day of Ann Marie and Gil's wedding but Sadie, the bride's mother, is going to miss the celebrations, as the quirky Sunday night drama continues. Sadie is a prisoner in her bedroom having discovered that Ellie, Hannah, Shoo and Josie are ex-cons on the run. Convinced they might have dubious plans for her, Sadie decides to escape.

Meanwhile, with the kiss with Ellie still playing heavily on his mind, would-be groom Gil has second thoughts about his impending marriage to Ann Marie. But when he confronts Ellie about her feelings she brushes him off, downplaying its significance.

Annoyed at her seemingly fickle actions, Ellie takes out her frustrations on Shoo, lambasting her for having a relationship with Dean. She warns her lovesick friend that a boyfriend in Hope Springs will only lead to heartache.

Elsewhere, Euan smugly reveals to his anxious son, Ronan, his plans to manipulate Gil for information about Billy's SIM card. And with Sadie apparently on holiday in Australia, Euan also aims to persuade Ellie to sell the hotel to him. Controlling Euan thinks he's got it all sussed, but Ronan is a troubled soul on the edge.

A sense of foreboding continues to haunt Gil but he's a man of principles and won't let Ann Marie down. However, the celebrations threaten to be short-lived after Ellie overhears Euan and Ann Marie secretly argue over the paternity of her unborn baby.

Despite Ellie's warning, Shoo announces her surprise engagement to Dean. Her pals are less than impressed but Shoo's love life is soon the least of the women's concerns as an uninvited guest, hitman Marius, turns up at the Hope Springs Hotel...

Anne Marie is played by Ronni Ancona, Gil by Paul Higgins, Sadie by Annette Crosbie, Ellie by Alex Kingston, Hannah by Sian Reeves, Shoo by Christine Bottomley, Josie by Vinette Robinson, Dean by Richard Madden, Euan by Alec Newman, Ronan by Tony McGeever and Marius by Clint Dyer.

Hope Springs 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 Sunday 5 July 2009

On Thin Ice Ep 2/5

Sunday 5 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO

Ex-decathlete Dr Ed Coats joins Ben Fogle and James Cracknell on their adventure of a lifetime
Ex-decathlete Dr Ed Coats joins Ben Fogle and James Cracknell on their adventure of a lifetime

As training for their race to the South Pole continues, Ben Fogle, James Cracknell and Jonny Lee Miller run the London Marathon. But cracks are appearing as Olympic athlete James is unhappy with Ben's race time and doubts surface about Jonny's level of commitment.

Then the bombshell: Jonny has to pull out because of a work contract. Ben and James are left high and dry, with only months until the race start. With a frantic effort they hold a nationwide search for a new third team member, finally selecting Dr Ed Coats, a young and enthusiastic ex-decathlete.

They start to work together as a new team but it's a slow process and a training trip to the Swiss Alps nearly breaks them. Then Ben discovers he has contracted a potentially lethal disease ... and it looks like their Antarctic dream is over before it's even begun.

In the next episode, with just weeks left to train, Ben is hospitalised as the start date looms.

On Thin Ice is also available to view on the BBC HD Channel – the BBC's High Definition channel available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media –on Monday 6 July at 8pm.


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MotoGP – Laguna Seca

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 5 July
10.00-11.00pm BBC TWO

Suzi Perry is at the famous Laguna Seca track in California for live coverage of round eight of the MotoGP championship.

It has been an exciting season so far, with reigning champion Valentino Rossi already well aware that he has a real fight on his hands to retain his title. Last year, the Italian claimed his first win on this circuit, edging a thrilling duel with Casey Stoner. The lead constantly changed hands in the opening laps before a mistake by the American allowed Rossi to pull away.


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