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BBC ONE Sunday 4 October 2009

Formula 1 – Japanese Grand Prix

Sunday 4 October
2.00-4.15pm BBC ONE

BBC One provides another opportunity to see this morning's Japanese Grand Prix, which has returned to Suzuka after two years at the Fuji Speedway.

Lewis Hamilton has started from pole in each of the last two seasons but has gone on to have mixed fortunes in the race. The McLaren driver won in 2007 but it was a different story last year when a mistake at the first corner was followed by a collision with Felipe Massa, resulting in the Briton finishing down in 12th place.

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Emma Ep 1/4

New seriesHigh Definition programme
Sunday 4 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 23 September)
Romola Garai plays Emma in this new adaptation of Jane Austen's comic masterpiece
Romola Garai plays Emma in this new adaptation of Jane Austen's comic masterpiece

Nothing delights Emma more than meddling in the love lives of others. But when she takes protégée Harriet Smith under her wing, her plans can only end in disaster...

A sumptuous, playful and witty new adaptation of Jane Austen's comic masterpiece comes from the pen of Bafta Award-winning writer Sandy Welch and stars Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller and Louise Dylan.

Rich, independent and kind-spirited, Emma Woodhouse has no need to marry but nothing delights her more than matchmaking those around her. Once she has married off her close companions, she alights upon the pretty Harriet Smith to fashion into her new playmate and ally. She persuades Harriet that she is too good for her suitor, farmer Robert Martin, and encourages her to set her sights higher. But close family friend Mr Knightley warns Emma that her meddling will cause great pain – to both Robert and Harriet. Emma refuses to listen and Mr Knightley is furious with Emma's stubbornness.

Romola Garai stars as Emma, Michael Gambon as Mr Woodhouse, Jonny Lee Miller as Mr Knightley and Louise Dylan as Harriet.

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BBC TWO Sunday 4 October 2009

MotoGP – Portuguese GP

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 4 October
12.30-2.00pm BBC TWO

Suzi Perry presents live coverage of the Portuguese Grand Prix from Estoril as the MotoGP season roars back into life after a month's break.

Valentino Rossi's third win in five races at last month's San Marino Grand Prix means the Italian is 30 points clear of Jorge Lorenzo, his nearest rival, in the overall standings and well on course for his seventh premier class world title, with just four races to go.

The Estoril track holds fond memories for Lorenzo as the Spaniard claimed the first victory of his top-flight MotoGP career there last season. James Toseland made the step up to MotoGP's highest level at the same time as Lorenzo but the Briton is still looking for a first top-five finish. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider has finished sixth on nine occasions, but can he go one better in Portugal?

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Rugby League – Super League Play-Offs

Sunday 4 October
5.30-6.35pm BBC TWO

BBC Two brings viewers highlights from the semi-finals of the Super League play-offs.

This year's revamp of the play-off system means that, in contrast to previous seasons, there will effectively be two sudden-death semi-finals this weekend – with an added twist being that one of the teams will be able to choose who they play in the last four.

Another advantage of the new system is that it will ensure that the two teams who are victorious this weekend will have had a similar rest period ahead of next weekend's Grand Final showdown at Old Trafford.

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Last Chance To See – Kakapo Ep 5/6

Sunday 4 October
8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO
Mark Carwardine and Stephen Fry continue their search 

to find some of the most endangered species on Earth
Mark Carwardine and Stephen Fry continue their search to find some of the most endangered species on Earth

Stephen Fry is not hugely enamoured with the thought of travelling halfway round the world to visit a flightless parrot this week, as he continues his search for endangered species. But the story of the New Zealand kakapo is one which appears to have warmed many hearts since his travelling companion, zoologist Mark Carwardine, first visited the area 20 years ago with author Douglas Adams – who wrote about it for his cult book, Last Chance To See.

Mark is delighted to meet up again with Don Merton, who drew up a template recognised around the world for intervention to save a threatened species – clearing an island of natural predators and doing everything humanely possible to protect the endangered animals.

It is Don's project with the kakapo that the pair have come to see. The kakapo was all but wiped out when man arrived in New Zealand with a selection of cats, dogs and rats which were only too happy to feast on the strange bird. The kakapo's only defence, though, was to stand still and see what happened – "and what happened was it got eaten," laments Mark.

Mark is in for a surprise when one kakapo appears to choose him as its mate.

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Match Of The Day 2

Sunday 4 October
10.00-11.10pm BBC TWO

Adrian Chiles offers up the last word on the weekend's Premier League action, including highlights from today's four games and all the goals from yesterday's matches in the top flight.

Top of the bill was Liverpool's visit to Chelsea. Since the teams met this very weekend five years ago, there have been a staggering 23 further fixtures between them – and none so unforgettable than the Reds' most recent visit to Stamford Bridge in last season's Champions League quarter-final. The game finished 4-4, with Chelsea winning 7-5 on aggregate.

Arsenal hosted Blackburn, having thrashed Rovers 4-0 both home and away last season, while Everton were looking for a sixth consecutive victory against Stoke.

Today's fixtures also included a London derby at Upton Park between West Ham and Fulham. The Cottagers finished above the Hammers in the Premier League last season but haven't beaten them in any of their last 11 league games.

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BBC THREE Sunday 4 October 2009

Formula 1 – Japanese Grand Prix Highlights

Sunday 4 October
7.00-7.45pm BBC THREE

Viewers can see highlights of today's Japanese Grand Prix, which took place at Suzuka, where Spaniard Fernando Alonso was looking to win the race for the second year in succession.

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Harper's Island – Seep Ep 9/13

High Definition programme
Sunday 4 October
9.00-9.40pm BBC THREE
It's been a long night for Jimmy (CJ Thomason)
It's been a long night for Jimmy (CJ Thomason)

It's been a long night for Jimmy and Henry as they carry JD's corpse to the clinic, where Cal tends to the wounded Sheriff, as the American drama continues.

Henry heads to the Candlewick Inn to check on Trish, while Abby looks through Wakefield's badly burnt journal. When Jimmy says he found similar pages on JD, which Henry now has, the pair head to the Inn.

The pages indicate that Abby's mother gave birth to Wakefield's child and the group soon turns on Abby, thinking she is the reason the murders are happening. Jimmy follows an upset Abby outside and she tells him about the strange phone calls and the newspaper cutting taped to her bathroom mirror.

Jimmy convinces her to go back inside but Shane has locked them out. Defending Abby, Henry attacks Shane but, when the fight breaks up, the group notices that Beth is missing. Sully and Danny find a trail of blood in the pantry leading to a hidden tunnel built during Prohibition. Henry, Abby, Jimmy, Sully and Danny go into the tunnel and find it divides, so they split up.

Back at the Candlewick, Katherine tells Trish that Shea is now missing. Knowing that her sister went outside to find Madison, Trish goes after her in Shane's truck. She finds Shea and convinces her they should look for Madison together. As they drive down the road, however, a hand sticks out of a manhole cover behind them, signalling for help...

As dawn breaks, Chloe and Cal discover the Sheriff has gone missing from the clinic. At the Candlewick, Madison reveals who her kidnapper was to a shocked Abby.

Jimmy is played by CJ Thomason, Henry by Christopher Gorham, Cal by Adam Campbell, Sheriff Mills by Jim Beaver, Trish by Katie Cassidy, Abby by Elaine Cassidy, Shane by Ben Cotton, Beth by Amber Borycki, Sully by Matt Barr, Danny by Brandon Jay McLaren, Katherine by Claudette Mink, Shea by Gina Holden, Chloe by Cameron Richardson and Madison by Cassandra Sawtell.

Harper's Island is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

The next episode can be seen straight after this one.

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Harper's Island – Snap Ep 10/13

High Definition programme
Sunday 4 October
9.40-10.20pm BBC THREE

Katherine's murder in the Candlewick Inn prompts everyone to try to leave the Island now Madison is safe, as the American drama continues. Jimmy and Shane head to the marina to get Jimmy's fishing boat ready while the others drive to the clinic to pick up Cal, Chloe and the Sheriff.

Two state troopers arrive at the marina, meanwhile, to collect JD, but they are shot – apparently by the Sheriff. The oxygen tank and mask he had been using are on the fuel pump when Shane arrives to put petrol in the boat. Shane also spots the troopers' bodies just as Jimmy's fishing boat explodes – alarming the arriving survivors who are then shot at. They manage to escape to The Cannery with Shane, joined by owner Nikki. Wedding organiser Maggie decides the killer is only after outsiders and walks out on the besieged group – although this is not the last they see of her.

As night falls, the group use Molotov cocktails to create a diversion so that Cal and Sully can run to Nikki's car to go and collect a sailboat Cal had hired and moored in a secluded bay. Cal, however, is shot in the process.

At the Cannery, the Sheriff's truck arrives with a body on the bonnet – it is Jimmy. Injured and unconscious, Jimmy has Abby's room key from the Inn taped to him. She goes to the Candlewick alone, where her father is waiting. He has information about John Wakefield and whether Abby is Wakefield's daughter, but their reunion is cut short...

Madison is played by Cassandra Sawtell, Jimmy by CJ Thomason, Shane by Ben Cotton, Cal by Adam Campbell, Chloe by Cameron Richardson, Sheriff Mills by Jim Beaver, Nikki by Ali Liebert, Maggie by Beverly Elliott, Sully by Matt Barr and Abby by Elaine Cassidy.

Harper's Island is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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