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Network TV BBC Week 37: Friday 18 September 2009

BBC ONE Friday 18 September 2009


Friday 18 September
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Syd confronts Stacey about why she put Bradley off going to Toronto in tonight's visit to Albert Square. Later, Stacey tells Bradley that Syd spoke to her and helps him with a plan to prove to Syd that Bradley is serious about emigrating with her.

Meanwhile, James offers to cook dinner for Christian. It's clear that James wants a relationship, but Christian tells James that he thinks they should just be good friends and that he should find somewhere else to stay.

Syd is played by Nina Toussaint-White, Stacey by Lacey Turner, Bradley by Charlie Clements, James by Paul Keating and Christian by Johnny Partridge.


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Strictly Come Dancing

New seriesLive event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Friday 18 September
8.30-10.00pm BBC ONE (schedule addition 2 September)

The nation's favourite dance extravaganza returns as Strictly Come Dancing is back for its sparkling seventh series on BBC One and BBC HD.

Once again, hosts Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly guide viewers through the glamour and the glitz and the tears and the twirls, as an exciting mix of 16 celebrity contestants battle it out to be crowned Strictly Come Dancing Champion 2009.

For the first time, the series kicks off with a live show on Friday. And Friday night is ballroom night, as the first eight couples are put to the test as they dance a waltz or a tango.

Dancing in the first week are: Ali Bastian and Brian Fortuna; Lynda Bellingham and Darren Bennett; Joe Calzaghe and Kristina Rihanoff; Ricky Groves and Erin Boag; Martina Hingis and Matthew Cutler; Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan; Jade Johnson and Ian Waite; and Rav Wilding and Aliona Vilani.

Viewers will also be treated to the 16 professional dancers performing a group medley, while the couples who are not competing will also strut their stuff in a group dance.

In Saturday night's show, the same eight couples will dance again as things hot up for the Latin dances, as they perform a Cha Cha or a Rumba.

At the end of Saturday night the judges' scores from both dances will be combined and viewers will then be able to vote for which couple they want to stay in the competition. The two couples with the lowest scores from a combination of judges' points and audience votes will then face each other in a dance-off. After both couples have danced again, the judges will decide which one couple is safe and who will be waltzing off home.

Strictly Come Dancing 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 Friday 18 September 2009

Tennis – Davis Cup

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 18 September
12.00noon-3.45pm BBC TWO

Sue Barker presents live coverage of Great Britain's Davis Cup tie against Poland.

The city of Liverpool is hosting its first Davis Cup tie and GB captain John Lloyd will be hoping the crowd at the Echo Arena gets behind his team as they must win to avoid dropping into the third tier of the competition.

Much will depend on the participation of Andy Murray. The Scot has been in terrific form this year, rising as high as No. 2 in the world, and his absence was keenly felt when Great Britain lost 4-1 to the Ukraine in Glasgow in March. Commentary comes from Andrew Castle and Greg Rusedski.


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BBC FOUR Friday 18 September 2009

Leeds Piano 2009 Ep 1/6

New series
Friday 18 September
7.30-8.30pm BBC FOUR

Huw Edwards presents BBC Four's extensive coverage of the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition.

Since the competition began back in 1961, it has helped launch the careers of some of the world's leading pianists. The BBC, now the competition's official broadcast partner, has a long-established association with the competition dating back to 1966, when John Drummond took a documentary film crew to Leeds and followed the competition through from its preliminary stages to the concerto final. That film, Great Expectations, is now regarded as a landmark in the coverage of the arts on television. It captured the unique qualities that continue to make the Leeds competition one of the most highly respected music competitions in the world.

Each programme in BBC Four's coverage of this year's competition, which runs every Friday for six weeks, includes one of the six finalists as they perform their chosen concerto with the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Recorded in Leeds Town Hall, the concerto final is an opportunity to see and hear some of the world's most talented musicians at the start of their careers.

The programmes also feature profiles of the key personalities, background on the competition and insights into the challenges of the repertoire.

Expert comment and analysis on each of the performances is provided by celebrated Brazilian pianist Cristina Ortiz.


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