Wednesday 24 Sep 2014
Jake Humphrey is in Abu Dhabi for the final race of the 2009 Grand Prix season.
It has been an exciting and unpredictable season, but whatever the result today, history will be made as it is Formula 1's first day-night race. It will be fascinating to see how drivers cope in such conditions on the stunning race track around the newly constructed Yas Marina.
It's also the first time Abu Dhabi has staged a Formula 1 race, making the United Arab Emirates capital the second Middle Eastern venue to host the sport after Bahrain.
A new four-part legal drama inspired by the life of pioneering barrister William Garrow comes to BBC One. It is co-created by Tony Marchant and stars Andrew Buchan, Alun Armstrong and Lyndsey Marshal.
In the late 18th century, Garrow, a young, idealistic barrister, is given his first criminal defence case at the Old Bailey by attorney and mentor John Southouse. The case is brought by Mary Pace, who needs a barrister to defend her innocent brother, Peter, who is falsely accused by renowned thief-taker, Forrester, of robbing a man at gunpoint.
At the Old Bailey, Garrow meets the prosecuting barrister, Oxford-educated Silvester, who quickly becomes Garrow's nemesis. Silvester wins the case and the infamously harsh Judge Buller sentences Peter to death. Garrow is devastated but his performance nonetheless catches the eye of Lady Sarah Hill, who is in court taking notes for her husband, politician Sir Arthur Hill.
Garrow is invited to dinner at Sir Arthur and Lady Sarah's home but talk around the table of crime and punishment offends Garrow's sense of justice and he leaves in disgust.
Lady Sarah Hill takes notes at a magistrate's hearing of a young maidservant, Elizabeth Jarvis, who is accused of murdering her newborn baby. Her mistress, Mrs Tarling, discovered her and the case is brought before Judge Buller at the Old Bailey. Lady Sarah goes to Southouse and insists that Garrow defend Elizabeth and that she will pay. Southouse has no choice but to instruct Garrow and they visit Elizabeth at Newgate Prison.
In court, Garrow is well prepared, having visited an obstetrician with a queasy Southouse and gathered vital medical evidence. He discredits the evidence of the prosecution witnesses – Mrs Tarling and surgeon William Herring – and advises Elizabeth to defend herself to the jury as law dictates he is not allowed to do so. His method of defence works and the jury find Elizabeth not guilty. She is released.
A jubilant Garrow vows to change the law and bring justice to the defenceless and he tells Southouse that he hopes the support of Lady Sarah will help him do so. Southouse does not approve.
William Garrow is played by Andrew Buchan, John Southouse by Alun Armstrong, Forrester by Steven Waddington, Silvester by Aidan McArdle, Judge Buller by Michael Culkin, Lady Sarah Hill by Lyndsey Marshal and Sir Arthur Hill by Rupert Graves.
Almost everything that ever happens to a rock band has happened to Fleetwood Mac. One of the greatest and most enduring acts in popular music, they began in the Sixties and still sell out stadiums in 2009, surviving countless personnel changes and inter-band meltdowns.
Featuring new interviews with Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, this documentary delves deep into the heart of the band, tracing the relationships, turmoil and changes and unwinding the complex love story between Nicks and former partner Buckingham.
Now, Fleetwood, McVie, Buckingham and Nicks are back onstage together singing the songs that were fuelled by their Seventies relationships and their fall-out. Together they are Fleetwood Mac. They are one of the biggest names in rock. But it still hurts.
Jill Douglas is at the Manchester Velodrome for the first round of the 2009/2010 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics.
It's the first major international track event of the new season and all eyes will be on triple Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy, who is back competing after injuring his hip in a crash during a race in Copenhagen in February.
Germany were crowned World Cup champions last season, ahead of the Netherlands and Great Britain. Hoy and his fellow British riders will be looking to get back to the top of the podium – especially since, after the gold rush of last year's Beijing Olympics, Team GB won just two titles at the World Track Championships in March.
Tanya Arnold presents highlights of yesterday's Four Nations tournament clash between France and New Zealand in Toulouse.
France, now coached by former Great Britain and St Helens scrum-half Bobbie Goulding, were playing their first international on home soil since being resoundingly beaten 66-12 by England in Paris last June. The French faced a daunting task against reigning world champions New Zealand.
Viewers can enjoy highlights of Formula 1's first ever day-night race, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which marked the conclusion of the 2009 season.
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