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BBC ONE Saturday 2 January 2010

So You Think You Can Dance – The Auditions

Saturday 2 January
6.00-7.15pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 10 December)
(L-R) Cat Deeley, "Nasty" Nigel Lythgoe and Arlene Phillips kick off the search for Britain's favourite dancer
(L-R) Cat Deeley, "Nasty" Nigel Lythgoe and Arlene Phillips kick off the search for Britain's favourite dancer

Cat Deeley kicks off the search for Britain's favourite dancer, as the international smash sensation So You Think You Can Dance comes to Saturday nights on BBC One, under the watchful eye of esteemed judges Arlene Phillips and "Nasty" Nigel Lythgoe.

From the initial auditions across the UK, So You Think You Can Dance follows thousands of hopefuls who turned out with their leg-warmers and the moves they hoped will impress the judging panel. They are in the running for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to dance on the Hollywood version of the show and take home the £100,000 prize.

Nigel made his name as the original TV super-judge on Popstars in 1999, and now, after launching So You Think... in the US to trailblazing success, he's coming home. As head judge on the new So You Think..., he will sit alongside renowned choreographer Arlene Phillips and a third weekly guest judge.

They put the hopefuls through gruelling rounds of auditions and recalls, culminating with Choreography Camp, as contestants dance for their lives in the hope of progressing to next week's first live show.


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Total Wipeout – Celebrity Special Ep 2/2

Saturday 2 January
7.15-8.15pm BBC ONE

Richard Hammond returns for a second Total Wipeout Celebrity Special, featuring the world's most ridiculous obstacle course.

Ten more well-known stars swap the red carpet for red faces as they battle foam and mud in order to clinch a cash prize for a charity of their choice.

There's no special VIP treatment as the celebrities, including Olympic champion Sally Gunnell, actor Chris Parker, comedian and presenter Kirsten O'Brien and children's TV duo Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes, belly flop their way towards the final Total Wipeout zone.

Loose Women's Andrea McLean gives it her all on the qualifier and comic Joe Pasquale puts in a commendable performance.

It's not all plain sailing, though, with the course asking some big questions of the celebrities – questions such as will TV presenter Dominic Littlewood "get done" by the dizzy dummies? Will model Danielle Lloyd cope in the mud bath on the sucker punch? And, most importantly, can comedy actress Cleo Rocos survive the day with her make-up and hairstyle intact?

Amanda Byram is on hand once again to offer her blend of wit and sarcasm ringside, as these 10 famous faces make their way through the course – all in the hope of winning the title of Total Wipeout Celebrity Champion.


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Casualty – A Day In The Life

Saturday 2 January
9.05-10.55pm BBC ONE (Copy updated 18 December)

The New Year brings happiness and then heartbreak to the emergency department as a joyful occasion ends in tragedy, in this dramatic feature-length episode of Casualty.

It's the day of Adam and Jessica's wedding and Adam emerges from the on-call room dressed as superman, following a heavy night. As he prepares to leave the chaotic ED, he promises Jessica he won't be late – only to walk straight into the path of a patient, who collapses.

At their country house venue, Jessica waits impatiently for Adam as the guests start to arrive but is relieved when he turns up with Charlie – under police escort. As the service gets under way, Adam and Jessica get the giggles but, before they are officially named man and wife, Tess interrupts – there's been a major road accident. Much to Jessica and the registrar's disgust, Adam returns to the hospital.

As their colleagues finish their shift, Adam and Jessica travel back to the wedding venue through country lanes with the kids when Adam is forced to swerve to avoid hitting an oncoming vehicle. The car skids, flips and lands on a frozen lake where the ice begins to crack…

Adam tries to focus as he fights feelings of claustrophobia but, when Harry cries and Jessica leans back to comfort him, the shift in weight causes the ice to crack and the passenger front side is submerged in water. Will Adam get the family out of the car and to safety before it plunges into the icy lake?

Back at the hospital, the team battle under hopeless conditions to save the accident victims. As matters go from bad to worse, Jordan faces an impossible choice – to help his desperate colleagues or stand back, knowing he's not allowed to practise.

Elsewhere, Ruth and Jay's relationship has taken a turn for the better but it's time for Ruth to get something off her chest which has been troubling her for some while.

Adam is played by Tristan Gemmill, Jessica by Gillian Kearney, Charlie by Derek Thompson, Tess by Suzanne Packer, the Registrar by Julie T Wallace, Jordan by Michael French, Ruth by Georgia Taylor and Jay by Ben Turner.


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