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BBC ONE Saturday 9 January 2010

Great Edinburgh Cross Country

Saturday 9 January
1.00-2.30pm BBC ONE

Jonathan Edwards is in Edinburgh where some of the world's best runners tackle the undulating cross-country course set in picturesque Holyrood Park.

World champion Gebre Gebremariam attempts to win the Edinburgh race for the first time, having been runner-up last year. If successful, he would be adding his name to a star-studded roll of honour – which includes Ethiopian legends Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba.

Talented young Briton Steph Twell has gone close in the women's race in the last couple of years, while another home-grown runner, Andy Baddeley, has won the men's 4km race for the past two years.


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So You Think You Can Dance

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Saturday 9 January
7.00-8.05pm BBC ONE

Cat Deeley and Nigel Lythgoe continue the search for Britain's favourite dancer
Cat Deeley and Nigel Lythgoe continue the search for Britain's favourite dancer

So You Think You Can Dance goes live, as Cat Deeley and judges Nigel Lythgoe and Arlene Phillips continue the search to find Britain's favourite dancer.

Having whittled down the finalists from thousands of initial entrants, the dancers are now paired up to perform in couples. Training with world-class choreographers and working across an array of genres, the finalists take to the floor hoping to impress the judges and win valuable viewers' votes.

Which couples will make a good first impression and which will be forced to dance for their lives and their place in the competition? Tonight, one boy and one girl will take their final bow and dance their way out of the contest and out of the running for the chance to realise their dreams in Hollywood and take home the £100,000 prize.


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Casualty – Dark Places

Saturday 9 January
8.55-9.45pm BBC ONE

The staff try to carry on as normal after the car accident, as the medical drama continues. Meanwhile, Lenny's "brother" turns up at Holby City ready to execute a long-standing plan which could have huge implications for Lenny.

Lenny is delighted when long-lost friend Davey turns up at the hospital but he's less than pleased when he hears why he is back. Davey wants to carry out a plan that the two boys hatched when they were younger – to torch the children's home they both grew up in. To Lenny's horror, Davey goes through with his plan, unaware that there is someone else inside the building...

Polly's career is on the line when the hearing takes place into her conduct around Alistair's death. The young paramedic is troubled when Alistair's friend, Abe, turns up to tell her that he wants her to know what it's like to lose something she cares about. She is even more concerned when Jeff's attempt to defend her turns out to be less than helpful...

Charlie's son, Louis, is back in his father's life, primarily because he needs cash. Charlie is hopeful for some father-and-son bonding but Louis shows his usual disrespect and Charlie is distracted by some health problems of his own.

Meanwhile, following the tumultuous events at the wedding reception, Adam has something important to tell someone. But will he find the right time and the courage?

Lenny is played by Steven Miller, Polly by Sophia di Martino, Jeff by Matt Bardock, Charlie by Derek Thompson and Adam by Tristan Gemmill. Barry Sloane guest stars as Davey, Joe McGann as Abe and Gregory Foreman as Louis.


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Match Of The Day

Saturday 9 January
10.30-11.50pm BBC ONE

Gary Lineker presents all the goals and highlights from today's Premier League fixtures. Arsenal, who thumped Everton 6-1 on the opening day of the season, hosted the Toffees at the Emirates. Alex McLeish played under Sir Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen and today his Birmingham side faced a visit from his former boss and champions Manchester United. Chelsea have scored 13 goals on their last three visits to Hull and were looking to add to that tally at the KC Stadium today.

Fulham were aiming to do the double over Portsmouth while promoted sides Burnley and Stoke met at Turf Moor. Wigan were thrashed 4-0 at home by Aston Villa last season but took three points away from Villa Park in August – who would have the upper hand in today's meeting at the DW Stadium? The day's other game saw Sunderland host Bolton. The Black Cats beat Wanderers in the FA Cup at the Stadium of Light last season but Bolton came away from their league fixture on Wearside with a resounding 4-1 win.


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BBC TWO Saturday 9 January 2010

By The People – The Election Of Barack Obama

Saturday 9 January
7.30-9.25pm BBC TWO (Schedule addition 18 December)

Nearly a year before Barack Obama announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States, film-makers Amy Rice and Alicia Sams began to roll cameras on the young senator. Featuring intimate footage of Obama, his family and his election team, this unique film documents the behind-the-scenes story of the passionate campaigners who helped a young African-American freshman senator reach the White House.

By The People tracks Obama's halting progress from long-odds candidate to front-runner in the 2008 presidential race. It's a roller-coaster ride that includes the victories and upsets that were followed by millions in the media, seen this time from within the Obama camp – from thrilling wins and disappointing losses in key states, to controversies stemming from Obama's associations with the Rev Jeremiah Wright and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and from the high of receiving his party's nomination over Hillary Clinton, to the low of losing his grandmother the day before his final victory over John McCain on Election Day.

Shot on an extraordinary scale, this is a documentary that can truly be said to capture a piece of history in the making.


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