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BBC ONE Saturday 27 March 2010
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Formula 1 – Australian Grand Prix Qualifying

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 27 March
5.00-7.30am BBC ONE
1.00-2.15pm BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey presents coverage of the qualifying session for the Australian Grand Prix, live, from Melbourne.

Melbourne's Albert Park has traditionally played host to the opening race of the new campaign, but provides the setting for the second race of this year's competition as the drivers look to build on their performances in Bahrain.

Twelve months ago, eventual world champion Jenson Button took pole position ahead of Brawn team-mate Rubens Barrichello – a result replicated in the race itself.

Jonathan Legard and Martin Brundle commentate on proceedings as the new guard battle it out with some familiar faces for position on the starting grid.

Viewers have another chance to see the Qualifying at 1pm.

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Cycling – World Track Championships

Saturday 27 March
2.15-4.30pm BBC ONE

Jill Douglas guides viewers through day four of the Track Cycling World Championships from Ballerup, Denmark.

Between 1896 and 1956 the Danes hosted the World Championship nine times and the venue, north of Copenhagen, is steeped in history. There are three gold medals up for grabs and British eyes will be trained on Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton, who is expected to go for glory in the women's sprint. She has been world champion in this event four times in the last five years and claimed the title last year in thrilling fashion, defeating her Dutch rival Willy Kanis in a photo finish in the deciding race.

Great Britain's Lizzie Armitstead is likely to be going for gold in the women's omnium, which is described as the pentathlon on wheels and will become an Olympic event in 2012.

In the men's madison, home favourites Michael Morkov and Alex Rasmussen are the defending champions after easily beating British sprint sensation Mark Cavendish, who could only finish sixth with partner Peter Kennaugh in Poland last year.

Hugh Porter and Chris Boardman are the commentators.

SB4

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Over The Rainbow

High Definition programme
Saturday 27 March
6.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

The nationwide search to find a Dorothy – and Toto – to fill the ruby red slippers continues this week as the auditions reach their conclusion. Andrew Lloyd Webber and his panel of experts – Charlotte Church, John Partridge and Sheila Hancock – must choose just 10 girls from the remaining 20 to progress to next week's first live show.

For the first time the audition process is opened up to viewers, allowing them to choose an 11th wildcard Dorothy to complete next week's first live show line-up.

On hand to share their expertise are five of the West End's most successful leading ladies, who work with the girls on their performances.

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

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Casualty

Saturday 27 March
8.50-9.40pm BBC ONE

Wedding bells are in the air for two Casualty favourites this week, as Dixie prepares to tie the knot with Jeff.

It's the day of the wedding and Dixie is sure she's doing the right thing – especially when she sees how proud she's made her sick father. But she has a serious shock in store when she catches sight of the registrar who's presiding over the marriage.

May, meanwhile, is growing in confidence at work and feels the bursary is well within her grasp when she makes a terrible error with a patient. Planning to own up, she soon discovers that Yuki believes the mistake was his, and wonders whether she should let the besotted Yuki take the blame.

Following the death of a patient during the clinical trial, Ruth is adamant that the trial is not at fault and Fairfax maintains that the error must be Jay's for administering an incorrect dose. Jay is furious that Ruth doesn't stand up for him and the situation looks bleak as he's ordered to find the missing patient notes.

Elsewhere, Adam alienates the team when he avoids an outraged Alice; smitten Dr Matt has a romantic surprise for Zoe; and neglectful single mother Trish is shocked to learn she's become a grandmother.

Jane Hazlegrove plays Dixie, Matt Bardock plays Jeff, Laura Aikman plays May, Will Sharpe plays Yuki, Georgia Taylor plays Ruth, Michael Maloney plays Howard Fairfax, Ben Turner plays Jay, Tristan Gemmill plays Adam, Sam Grey plays Alice, Raymond Coulthard plays Matt, Sunetra Sarker plays Zoe and Gabrielle Glaister plays Trish.

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BBC TWO Saturday 27 March 2010
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My Life – My Dad In Prison Ep 6/6

Saturday 27 March
11.30am-12.00noon BBC TWO

Liam with his father, Paul
Liam with his father, Paul

Matt Lucas narrates My Dad In Prison, this week's edition of CBBC's single-subject observational documentary strand, My Life. The film follows the story of six-year-old Liam and finds out what it is like having a father in jail as he takes part, for the first time, in a special homework club run by the prison where his father is an inmate.

Britain has the highest prison population in Europe and, according to the 2006 Prison Reform Trust Bromley Briefings, more children were affected by the imprisonment of a parent than by divorce in the family.

Children visiting parents in prison have to be searched by prison officers at the gates, watched throughout their time inside the prison walls and often spend years celebrating birthdays, school events and religious festivals with one parent missing.

My Dad In Prison gains unique access to a monthly homework club with an accredited programme that teaches dads how to understand and work with their children before each visit, so they are able to make a real contribution to their child's educational progress.

The remaining film in the My Life strand, Children Of The Road, follows a group of Irish traveller children at one of the biggest traveller sites in the country.

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BBC SWITCH
Single, Together, Whatever Ep 4/6

Saturday 27 March
12.50-1.20pm BBC TWO

Single, Together, Whatever continues to follow a group of teenagers over a three-month period, as they share their most intimate thoughts and feelings with BBC Switch viewers.

This week's episode asks how teenagers will know if they're ready for a relationship. Kaytee has met a lad who she likes and who is very vocal with his feelings, but she just can't let herself go and wonders why. Is it him, her or something much deeper?

Stan, meanwhile, under increasing pressure from his friends, fancies a girl and organises a party where he can get to know her better. But his plan of keeping her a secret from his friends becomes seriously flawed as there's nobody to help him out. Does he even want a girlfriend in the first place, or does his lack of confidence mean that he just isn't ready yet?

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Cycling – World Track Championships

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 27 March
4.30-5.30pm BBC TWO

Coverage continues from the Cycling World Track Championships this afternoon, as the women's sprint and omnium events draw to a conclusion.

Olympic gold medal winner Victoria Pendleton will be hoping to add to her four previous world championship sprint titles but competition will be fierce at the Ballerup Super Arena, in Denmark.

Jill Douglas brings viewers all the action.

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Heroes – Upon This Rock Ep 13/19

High Definition programme
Saturday 27 March
10.10-10.50pm BBC TWO

Claire joins the carnival but begins to suspect Samuel has a secret agenda, as the super-powered US drama continues.

Hiro returns to find his friend, Ando, but is disoriented and has trouble communicating, while Samuel seeks out Emma to help him recruit someone with the special ability he needs to make his dream of a homeland a reality.

Hayden Panettiere plays Claire, Robert Knepper plays Samuel, Masi Oka plays Hiro, James Kyson Lee plays Ando, Robert Knepper plays Samuel and Deanne Bray plays Emma. Heroes also features Milo Ventimiglia as Peter, Cristine Rose as Angela Petrelli, Saemi Nakarmua as Kimiko Nakamura, Sasha Pieterse as Amanda Strazzulla and Todd Stashwick plays Eli.

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

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