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Network TV BBC Week 26: 26 June-2 July 2010

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Rev Ep 1/6

New series
Monday 28 June
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO
Tom Hollander plays Reverend Adam Smallbone in BBC Two's contemporary new sitcom
Tom Hollander plays Reverend Adam Smallbone in BBC Two's contemporary new sitcom

Rev is a contemporary sitcom about the enormous daily frustrations and moral conflicts of the Reverend Adam Smallbone.

In this first episode, Reverend Adam is feeling the pressure of trying to fill a rundown London church – that is, until his congregation quadruples overnight. But the sudden influx of worshippers isn't down to word getting out about his wonderful sermons; there's a rumour going round that the local church school is about to get a great Ofsted report. Faced with a bunch of hypocritical parents desperately vying for his attention in the hope he'll recommend their child, Adam is tempted to trade a school place for the expensive restoration of a broken stained-glass window.

Reverend Adam is played by Tom Hollander, Alex by Olivia Colman, Colin by Steve Evets, Nigel by Miles Jupp, Ellie by Lucy Liemann, Archdeacon by Simon McBurney and Adoha by Ellen Thomas. Guest stars include Alexander Armstrong, Hugh Bonneville and Darren Boyd.

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BBC ONE Saturday 26 June 2010
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Formula 1 – European Grand Prix Qualifying

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 26 June
12.10-2.30pm BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey hosts live coverage of qualifying for the European Grand Prix from the Spanish city of Valencia.

Now in its third year as a F1 venue, the street circuit is rapidly becoming a fans' favourite having moved from Germany's Nurburgring in time for the 2008 campaign.

Great Britain's Lewis Hamilton emerged through qualifying 12 months ago to seal his first pole position of the 2009 season. His McLaren team-mate Heikki Kovalainen had looked set to deny the Briton, until he locked his tyres going into the final corner and had to settle for second on the grid.

Eventual world champion Jensen Button endured a difficult qualifying session and could only post the fifth quickest lap.

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Doctor Who – The Big Bang Ep 13/13

High Definition programme
Saturday 26 June
6.05-7.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
The Doctor has gone and the Tardis has been destroyed as Karen Gillan and Matt Smith star in The Big Bang
The Doctor has gone and the Tardis has been destroyed as Karen Gillan and Matt Smith star in The Big Bang

The Doctor is gone, the Tardis has been destroyed, and the universe is collapsing. The only hope for all reality is a little girl who still believes in stars, as this series of Doctor Who concludes with an episode written by Steven Moffat.

The Doctor is played by Matt Smith and Amy Pond by Karen Gillan.

Doctor Who is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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Casualty – Die And Let Live

Saturday 26 June
8.50-9.40pm BBC ONE

Jay is in for an enormous shock when he realises that his life could be at risk following the recent drugs trial in tonight's episode of Casualty – Die And Let Live. Will this brush with death make Jay see his personal life more clearly?

When Jordan informs him that he could be in mortal danger if he doesn't take the placebo in the drugs trial, Jay is shocked. Jordan promises to fast-track the blood test results, but Jay is aware that the clock is ticking. Treating Eileen, an older lady with diabetes, Jay empathises with her sadness at suffering alone. He is distraught when she dies unexpectedly and, unable to express his fear to his mates (who are running a book on which staff member is at risk) he tries to seek solace with Ruth. But she is too preoccupied to devote time to him.

Distracted all day, Ruth receives a mysterious package containing a gold locket. She begs Adam for time off work for personal reasons, leaving the Emergency Department with a garment bag in a chauffeur-driven car.

Jay is elated when his test results prove negative. Jordan tells him that he has been given a second chance in life. Jordan also drops into the conversation that Ruth is planning to get married today. Resolving to win her back, Jay races through the streets of Holby to find Ruth at the register office, where he pleads his undying love. Is he in time?

Meanwhile, Kirsty gets on the wrong side of Tess when she misguidedly helps a young girl who isn't all she claims to be. Further bad behaviour from Shona leads to Charlie showing her the door – will she be able to appeal to his good nature once more?

Jay is played by Ben Turner, Jordan by Michael French, Eileen by Rita May, Ruth by Georgia Taylor, Adam by Tristan Gemmill, Kirsty by Lucy Gaskell, Tess by Suzanne Packer, Shona by Evelyn Hoskins and Charlie by Derek Thompson.

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BBC TWO Saturday 26 June 2010
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Wimbledon 2010

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Saturday 26 June
12.00noon-4.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD
2.30-5.30pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
5.15-8.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Sue Barker hosts further live coverage as the 2010 Championships at Wimbledon enter their first weekend. The top players will be looking to book their place in the second week of the tournament.

At this stage last year, Andy Murray cruised into the second week with a straight sets win over Serbian Viktor Troicki, but his dream of becoming Britain's first men's singles champion since Fred Perry in 1936 eventually ended at the semi-final hurdle.

At 6am on BBC One, John Inverdale reviews events at the All England Club in Yesterday At Wimbledon. John then returns at 8pm with a round-up of the day's play and results in Today At Wimbledon.

Wimbledon 2010 is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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BBC AT GLASTONBURY
Glastonbury

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Saturday 26 June
10.30pm-2.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD
Muse are among the headline artists performing at Glastonbury 2010
Muse are among the headline artists performing at Glastonbury 2010

Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Zane Lowe and Mark Radcliffe host coverage across the weekend, as BBC Two continues its comprehensive coverage of Glastonbury 2010.

Today's coverage includes extended slots in the afternoon and live headline sets from major artists, including Muse. There will also be live highlights from acoustic performances and features on other events happening around Worthy Farm.

The BBC has extensive coverage of Glastonbury 2010 across television, radio and online, with digital station 6 Music offering continuous coverage during the festival hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Details and additional content can be found at bbc.co.uk/glastonbury.

BBC At Glastonbury is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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BBC THREE Saturday 26 June 2010
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BBC AT GLASTONBURY
Glastonbury

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 26 June
7.45-11.50pm BBC THREE
3.15-4.15am BBC THREE

Edith Bowman and Reggie Yates introduce live sets and highlights from Worthy Farm as coverage from the Glastonbury Festival continues.

Today's coverage includes sets from Shakira, the Cribs, Scissor Sisters and Pet Shop Boys. BBC Three viewers are encouraged to share their thoughts about the artists and guest interviewees on Twitter and Facebook, via their own dedicated Glastonbury hashtag.

The BBC has extensive coverage of Glastonbury 2010 across television, radio and online, with digital station 6 Music offering continuous coverage during the festival hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Details and additional content can be found at bbc.co.uk/glastonbury.

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BBC FOUR Saturday 26 June 2010
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BBC AT GLASTONBURY
Glastonbury

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 26 June
9.00-11.00pm BBC FOUR

Mark Radcliffe hosts BBC Four's coverage throughout Glastonbury weekend, featuring a discerning blend of heritage artists and critical favourites. Tonight's programme includes sets from Jackson Browne and The National.

The BBC has extensive coverage of Glastonbury 2010 across television, radio, and online, with digital station 6 Music offering continuous coverage during the festival hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Details and additional content can be found at bbc.co.uk/glastonbury.

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BBC ONE Sunday 27 June 2010
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WIMBLEDON 2010
Yesterday At Wimbledon

Sunday 27 June
6.00-7.00am BBC ONE

John Inverdale and guests look back at the highlights of Saturday's matches from the All England Club, as the 2010 Championships at Wimbledon reach the first weekend.

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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
Match Of The Day Live – World Cup Last 16

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Sunday 27 June
2.00-5.10pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
Gary Lineker hosts live coverage as the competition enters the knockout stages
Gary Lineker hosts live coverage as the competition enters the knockout stages

England play Germany at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, as Gary Lineker presents further live coverage of the 2010 World Cup.

Should the match end in a draw, extra time may be required with a potential penalty shoot-out if needed.

Match Of The Day Live is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
Match Of The Day Live – World Cup Last 16

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Sunday 27 June
7.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

Gary Lineker presents live coverage of the 2010 World Cup as Argentina play Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg in the first knockout stage.

The winners of this match will head for Cape Town for the quarter-final on Sunday. Extra time may be required to settle the match with penalty kicks if needed.

Match Of The Day Live is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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BBC TWO Sunday 27 June 2010
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Formula 1 – European Grand Prix

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 27 June
12.10-3.25pm BBC TWO
Jake Humphrey and the team are in Valencia for the European Grand Prix
Jake Humphrey and the team are in Valencia for the European Grand Prix

Jake Humphrey presents live coverage of the European Grand Prix as the streets of Valencia host the race for a third time.

Brazilian drivers have quickly grown fond of this race with Felipe Massa triumphing in 2008, while his compatriot Rubens Barrichello took the chequered flag last year in a race that many thought Lewis Hamilton should have won.

The British driver started from pole position and ended the race lapping quicker than Barrichello; but a mix-up during a mid-race pit-stop lost Hamilton valuable time and ultimately the race.

Barrichello's victory was the 100th Grand Prix win by a Brazilian and edged his then Brawn team further clear in the Constructors' Championship. Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen was also on the podium, with championship leader Jenson Button having to make do with seventh.

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BBC AT GLASTONBURY
Glastonbury

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Sunday 27 June
4.00-5.30pm BBC TWO and BBC HD
10.00pm-2.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD
Stevie Wonder is among the headline acts at Glastonbury
Stevie Wonder is among the headline acts at Glastonbury

Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Zane Lowe and Mark Radcliffe are the hosts across the weekend, as BBC Two continues its comprehensive coverage of Glastonbury 2010.

Today's coverage includes extended slots in the afternoon and live headline sets from major artists including Stevie Wonder. There will also be live highlights from acoustic performances and features on other events happening around Worthy Farm.

The BBC has extensive coverage of Glastonbury 2010 across television, radio and online, with digital station 6 Music offering continuous coverage during the festival hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Details and additional content can be found at bbc.co.uk/glastonbury.

Glastonbury coverage on BBC Two is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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Athletics –
European Trials And UK Championships 2010

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TV
Sunday 27 June
5.30-8.00pm BBC TWO

John Inverdale introduces live coverage from Birmingham's Alexander Stadium as the best of Britain's athletes battle it out to be crowned UK champion, and with it the right to automatically book their place in the British team for the European Championships in Barcelona next month.

Twelve months ago Jessica Ennis, Simeon Williamson, Christine Ohuruogu and Phillips Idowu were among the winners to enhance their reputations as some of the best athletes in the country.

Athletics fans can see more coverage from the Championships on Saturday 26 June on BBC Red Button, from 4.15-6.30pm, when Jonathan Edwards presents the live action from Birmingham.

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Top Gear

Sunday 27 June
8.00-9.00pm BBC TWO
Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May rev up for a new series of Top Gear
Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May rev up for a new series of Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and The Stig return for a new series of the top-rated BBC Two show.

In this first programme Jeremy asks why there aren't more three-wheeled cars in the world and investigates further with a closer look at the Eighties comedians' favourite, the Reliant Robin. Meanwhile, James gives Top Gear's favourite warhorse, the Toyota Hilux pick up, one final assignment as he attempts to drive one up an active volcano in Iceland; and The Stig rips up the track in the new Bentley Continental Supersports.

Richard gives the old Chevrolet Lacetti a dignified send-off before he and Clarkson host a star-studded tea party to welcome in a shiny new Reasonably Priced Car. Guests at the tea party include Bill Bailey, Amy Williams, Peter Jones, Nick Robinson, Al Murray, Louis Spence and Johnny Vaughan.

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BBC THREE Sunday 27 June 2010
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BBC AT GLASTONBURY
Glastonbury

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 27 June
7.55-10.00pm BBC THREE
2.25-3.25am BBC THREE

Edith Bowman and Reggie Yates introduce live sets and highlights from Worthy Farm as coverage of the Glastonbury Festival enters its final evening.

Today's coverage includes a set from legendary British dance act Faithless. BBC Three viewers are encouraged to share their thoughts about the live artists and guest interviewees on Twitter and Facebook, via their own dedicated Glastonbury hashtag.

The BBC has extensive coverage of Glastonbury 2010 across television, radio and online, with digital station 6 Music offering continuous coverage during the festival hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Details and additional content can be found at bbc.co.uk/glastonbury.

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Formula 1 – European Grand Prix Highlights

Sunday 27 June
11.45pm-12.45am BBC THREE

Jake Humphrey presents highlights of today's European Grand Prix.

Formula 1 returns to the streets of Valencia for a third straight season with spectators once again lining the city's port area.

The 3.3 mile circuit includes the now infamous 140m swing bridge as drivers battle it out for race points ahead of the British Grand Prix in two weeks' time.

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BBC FOUR Sunday 27 June 2010
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BBC AT GLASTONBURY
Glastonbury

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 27 June
7.00-9.00pm BBC FOUR

Mark Radcliffe introduces BBC Four's coverage of the Glastonbury Festival over the weekend, featuring a discerning blend of heritage artists and critical favourites. Tonight's programme includes sets from Jack Johnson, Norah Jones and Toots And The Maytals.

The BBC has extensive coverage of Glastonbury 2010 across television, radio and online, with digital station 6 Music offering continuous coverage during the festival hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Details and additional content can be found at bbc.co.uk/glastonbury.

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BBC ONE Monday 28 June 2010
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The Crimewatch Roadshow

Monday 28 June
9.15-10.00am BBC ONE
Ginny Buckley and Rav Wilding are in the West Midlands for the final week of Crimewatch Roadshows
Ginny Buckley and Rav Wilding are in the West Midlands for the final week of Crimewatch Roadshows

BBC Daytime's Crimewatch Roadshow hits the West Midlands this week for the finale of a month-long roadshow taking a closer look at regional crime.

Ginny Buckley, former presenter of the BBC's Holiday programme, and Crimewatch's Rav Wilding investigate some of the area's unsolved crimes. From vandalism and burglary to robbery, mugging and arson, these are things that can affect everyone in a local community.

This week the Roadshow team spends time with the West Midlands drugs division working on Operation Eliminate, part of a 12-month undercover police initiative. Rav is given exclusive access as they make dawn raids on suspects in the local area. The team also takes a look at the latest initiatives to cut crime on buses in the region, using brand new CCTV technology.

Crimewatch Roadshow also takes a look at a number of serious crimes in the region including a brutal attack on a pub manager; some unique evidence left at the scene may prompt the public to come forward with vital clues to solve this crime.

Alongside the team, each week BBC regional correspondents report from the area, with local news teams providing campaign updates throughout the day via their regional news bulletins. This week the team is joined by local home affairs correspondent Peter Wilson from BBC Midlands Today.

Last year there were a large number of arrests and as a direct result of calls into the studio, 17 criminals were identified and successfully prosecuted.

The Crimewatch helpline number is 08000 468 999 (texts beginning CW [space] can be sent to 63399).

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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
Match Of The Day Live – World Cup Last 16

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Monday 28 June
2.30-5.15pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

Gary Lineker presents live coverage as the Group E winners come face to face with the Group F runners-up in Durban.

The winners move on to a quarter-final clash in Port Elizabeth on Sunday, while the losers are eliminated. If the game ends level after 90 minutes a period of 30 minutes extra time will be played. If the score still remains level, the game will be decided by the dreaded penalty kick shoot-out.

Match Of The Day Live is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
Match Of The Day – World Cup Last 16 Highlights

Monday 28 June
11.20pm-12.20am BBC ONE

Colin Murray presents highlights of two more 2010 FIFA World Cup last 16 matches.

Earlier today the winners of Group E played the runners up of Group F, while the Group G winners, the so called Group of Death, were up against the runners up of Group H. A place in the last eight awaited the winners, with only heartache on offer for the two defeated sides. Once again the prospect of extra time and potential penalty kicks decide the matches should the scores be level after 90 minutes.

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BBC TWO Monday 28 June 2010
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Wimbledon 2010

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Monday 28 June
12.00noon-3.25pm BBC TWO and BBC HD
1.45-6.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
5.50-8.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Sue Barker hosts live coverage from Wimbledon on the second Monday – traditionally one of the busiest and most exciting days of the fortnight with the last 16 matches in both the men's and women's singles scheduled to take place.

Last year history was made when the Centre Court roof was used for the first time. Former champion Amelie Mauresmo and top seed Dinara Safina were the first to play under the retractable roof but the day was most memorable for the epic match that followed, with Andy Murray finally beating Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets in a contest that didn't finish until gone 10.30pm.

As usual, John Inverdale and guests reflect on the main action and talking points from today's play, with highlights from the big matches, in the one-hour round-up Today At Wimbledon from 8pm.

Wimbledon 2010 is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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BBC THREE Monday 28 June 2010
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BBC AT GLASTONBURY
Glastonbury Highlights

Monday 28 June
7.00-9.00pm BBC THREE

BBC Three brings viewers the best of Glastonbury in this highlights special. The programme features some of the best music from across the weekend.

The BBC is broadcasting extensive coverage of Glastonbury 2010 across television, radio and online, with digital station BBC 6 Music offering continuous coverage during the festival hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Details and additional content can be found at bbc.co.uk/glastonbury.

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BBC FOUR Monday 28 June 2010
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FATHERHOOD SEASON
A Century Of Fatherhood Ep 2/3

Monday 28 June
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR

A Century Of Fatherhood continues to chart the history of the role of the father in Britain across the 20th century – a hundred years of dramatic change encompassing two world wars and major social and sexual revolutions.

Tonight's second episode explores how the Second World War cruelly separated a generation of fathers from their children and meets some of those who lived through that time.

Having been called up for service, the men dreamt for five years of being reunited with their families when the war was over. But there was often tragedy as those who returned – many of whom were physically and emotionally damaged by fighting, imprisonment or the long separation from their loved ones – found a Britain that had changed in their absence.

Divorce rates rocketed, yet often forgotten are the redemptive stories of the majority of fathers whose struggle to settle down again with their families was a success. In fact, the war made the simple pleasures of family life sweeter than ever before and many men who had fought were able to enjoy a brief golden age of fatherhood in the Fifties.

Nevertheless, the war unleashed changes that would help destroy the image of old-fashioned happy families forever. The children of the Blitz, many of whom grew up without fathers at home, became the rebellious teenagers of the Fifties and Sixties. They rejected the old world that their fathers had fought for.

As affluence replaced austerity they married young – often too young – and themselves became fathers in families that would soon end in divorce. The programme hears from this younger generation of the Fifties and Sixties who reveal that one of their lasting regrets is that they recognised the essential goodness of their own fathers too late to ever give them the love and respect they deserved.

This programme is part of BBC Four's Fatherhood Season, a range of programmes exploring the role of fathers from a historical, scientific and literary perspective. The season also features Lennon Naked, a drama starring Christopher Eccleston, which explores John Lennon's role as a father and the impact of the brief and unhappy reappearance of his own absent father into his life.

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BBC ONE Tuesday 29 June 2010
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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
Match Of The Day Live – World Cup Last 16

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Tuesday 29 June
7.00-10.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

Gary Lineker presents live coverage of the 2010 World Cup last 16 match between the Group H winners and the Group G runners up from the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, with a place in Saturday's quarter-final at Ellis Park up for grabs.

This fixture is shaping up to be the tie of the round, with whoever emerges as the Group H winners facing a sure-to-be strong opponent from the so-called "Group of Death". Extra time and dreaded penalty kicks will be used if necessary to decide the winners.

Match Of The Day Live is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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Imagine – Growing Old Disgracefully:
Diana Athill

Tuesday 29 June
10.35-11.35pm BBC ONE

Alan Yentob meets best-selling author Diana Athill
Alan Yentob meets best-selling author Diana Athill

In the third Imagine of the series, Alan Yentob encounters a woman of great personal charm, courage and intellectual vitality who is still making a remarkable contribution to British literary culture.

At the age of 92, bestselling author Diana Athill is a literary celebrity who has helped to make the memoir the thriving form it is today. Featuring contributions from writers Margaret Atwood and Gitta Sereny, Imagine – Growing Old Disgracefully: Diana Athill gives a frank insight into an author for whom no question is out of bounds.

A publisher for 50 years, Diana has edited the work of many important authors, including Jean Rhys and VS Naipaul. Now, she lives in an old people's home in London, where she was forced to dispose of nearly two thousand books in order to squeeze into her allotted space. She remains a frequent visitor to her childhood home in Norfolk and has also started life drawing classes – but she still finds the time to write and to reflect on her extraordinarily rich life. "I had seen it for so long as a life of failure," she says, "but now, when I look back – who would believe it, it was nothing of the sort."

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BBC TWO Tuesday 29 June 2010
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Wimbledon 2010

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Tuesday 29 June
12.00noon-3.25pm BBC TWO and BBC HD
1.45-6.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
5.50-8.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

The 2010 Championships continue apace as Sue Barker presents coverage of the women's quarter-finals.

Last year, the Williams sisters both won their matches to take another step towards a final showdown. While Serena has more Grand Slam titles, Venus has had more success at Wimbledon and will, this year, be aiming to be the first woman over 30 to claim the women's singles title since Martina Navratilova in 1990.

In 2009, the top four seeds went through, but it looks a more open tournament this year with the likes of Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters hoping to return.

From 10.30-11.30am on BBC Two viewers have another chance to catch up on the latest action in Yesterday At Wimbledon, presented by John Inverdale with expert studio guests. Finally, viewers can reflect on the day's happenings in Today At Wimbledon, also hosted by Inverdale from 8-9pm on BBC Two.

Wimbledon 2010 is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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BBC THREE Tuesday 29 June 2010
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Mongrels Ep 2/8

High Definition programme
Tuesday 29 June
10.30-11.00pm BBC THREE and BBC HD

Someone goes on a date with Destiny
Someone goes on a date with Destiny

Destiny (Lucy Montgomery) goes on a date with a dog who enlightens her to the power of bottom-sniffing when it comes to getting to know someone, as BBC Three's adult multi-species puppet comedy featuring the voices of Rufus Jones, Lucy Montgomery, Katy Brand, Dan Tetsell and Paul Kaye continues.

After sniffing all the bottoms in the neighbourhood, including that of broadcaster Paul Ross, she is bitterly disappointed that it seems the love of her life could in fact be her straight-laced, metrosexual fox friend Nelson.

Kali is reunited with an old partner in crime, but is irritated to discover that he has no interest in helping her terrorize the neighbourhood as he has now found God and seen the error of his ways. Annoyed, Kali plots to try and tempt him back to the dark side.

Nelson adopts one of Vince's cubs after Vince reveals that he ate the others in a cannibalistic massacre because he was hungry and couldn't find a spoon for the yoghurts in his fridge – they were rhubarb flavour so he didn't fancy them anyway.

And Marion has severe paranoia and a craving for instant noodles after overdosing on catnip.

Destiny is voiced by Lucy Montgomery, Nelson by Rufus Jones, Kali by Katy Brand, Vince by Paul Kaye and Marion by Dan Tetsell. Tonight's episode guest stars Christopher Biggins, Gemma Bissex, Stuart Manning and Paul Ross.

Mongrels is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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BBC FOUR Tuesday 29 June 2010
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FATHERHOOD SEASON
Disappearing Dad

Tuesday 29 June
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR

Novelist Andrew Martin takes a wry look at the way fathers are represented in fiction and film
Novelist Andrew Martin takes a wry look at the way fathers are represented in fiction and film

Novelist Andrew Martin takes a wry look at the way fathers are represented in fiction and film. He discovers that they have had rather a raw deal, tending to be depicted as marginal, a bit loopy or entirely absent. He thinks this reflects the declining status of fathers in society.

Andrew begins his exploration in the early 19th century when the stern paterfamilias was virtually the embodiment of God to his family, and wielded absolute power. Any father falling short of this ideal was worthy of condemnation – or satire, as in the case of the lackadaisical Mr Bennett in Pride And Prejudice.

Martin invites viewers to examine Charles Dickens's relationship with his own inadequate father as played out in the characters of William Dorrit and Mr Micawber. He also notes how fathers in children's stories are usually despatched to foreign countries, incapacitated by illness or – better still – killed off in chapter one!

The modern-day father in contemporary fiction fares little better. In the works of Nick Hornby and Tony Parsons, the dad is a character aspiring to be a "mate" to his children. He is a beleaguered, guilt-ridden figure, his authority fatally undermined by the fact that he has progressed beyond youth, and therefore is unlikely to possess the supreme modern virtue: that of being cool.

All adolescents have experienced the feeling of finding dad an embarrassment. With novelists, Andrew Martin concludes, the feeling persists for life.

This programme is part of BBC Four's Fatherhood Season, a range of programmes which explore the role of fathers from an historical, scientific and literary perspective. The season also features Lennon Naked, a drama starring Christopher Eccleston, which explores John Lennon's role as a father and the impact of the brief and unhappy reappearance of his own absent father into his life.

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CBBC Tuesday 29 June 2010
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Horrible Histories Ep 9/13

High Definition programme
Tuesday 29 June
5.15-5.45pm CBBC and BBC HD

The historical comedy sketch show charts more foul, gory and downright funny episodes from the past. This week opens with the "Slimy Stuarts" and looks at some of their bizarre cures in Historical Hospital. The history of how, in 1656, strange dried leaves were first introduced to hot water in the UK to make the first cuppa is also revealed.

HHTV Sports follows the sideline antics of a Viking family feud between the Olafons and the Battleaxes. A contestant from the Forties lines up to tell of his demise in Stupid Deaths and, continuing with the Woeful Second World War, a young city-based evacuee has a moo-ving and frightening encounter when he is placed at a farm.

The Incredible Incas display their unreliable messaging system and Bob Hale provides the low-down of the Incan Empire in 90 seconds.

Finally, Horrible Histories saddles up and heads to the "Awesome USA" for an advert on the many uses for a bandana and a toe-tapping medley about Cowboys.

Horrible Histories is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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Network TV BBC Week 26: Wednesday 30 June 2010

BBC ONE Wednesday 30 June 2010
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Wimbledon 2010

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Wednesday 30 June
12.15-1.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
1.00-3.25pm BBC TWO and BBC HD
1.45-6.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
5.50-8.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD
Sue Barker introduces live coverage of the men's quarter-finals at Wimbledon 2010
Sue Barker introduces live coverage of the men's quarter-finals at Wimbledon 2010

Sue Barker introduces live coverage of the men's quarter-finals at Wimbledon.

Last year Roger Federer and Andy Murray both enjoyed straightforward victories at this stage while the pick of the matches came when eventual runner-up Andy Roddick saw off former champion Lleyton Hewitt in five sets on Court No. 1.

It was Murray's first-ever Wimbledon quarter-final although he came unstuck against Andy Roddick in the semis.

Federer's amazing record of reaching 23 consecutive Grand Slam semi-finals came to an end when he lost to Robin Soderling in the last eight at the French Open – but few would bet against him reaching the last four at his beloved Wimbledon.

From 10.30-11.30am on BBC Two viewers have another chance to see a round-up of yesterday's action in Yesterday At Wimbledon, presented by John Inverdale. Finally viewers can catch up on all the day's happenings at the All England club in Today At Wimbledon on BBC Two from 8-9pm, also hosted by Inverdale.

Wimbledon 2010 is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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EastEnders

Wednesday 30 June
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

When the kids try to do a good deed, Lucas despairs, in tonight's visit to Albert Square. Will his dark secret finally be revealed?

Meanwhile, Liz is on a mission to find Owen, and Glenda sees Peggy in a new light.

Lucas is played by Don Gilet, Liz by Kate Williams, Glenda by Glynis Barber and Peggy by Barbara Windsor.

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Reunited

Wednesday 30 June
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE (Schedule addition 17 June)

Back L-R: Sophie (Jemima Rooper), Rob (Ed Byrne), Danny (Navin Chowdhry), Front L-R: Hannah (Zoe Tapper), Martin (Joseph Millson), Sarah (Michelle Terry), Belinda (Emma Stansfield), Fran (Sarah Jane Potts)
Sophie, Rob, Danny, Hannah, Martin, Sarah, Belinda and Fran are Reunited

Reunited is a one-off pilot of a brand-new comedy drama from Mike Bullen, the acclaimed writer of Cold Feet and Life Begins.

It follows a group of six people who once shared a house together in London during their early twenties. Martin and Hannah were a couple who seemed destined to end up together until Hannah, in a moment of madness, slept with Martin's best friend, Rob. The other occupants, Belinda, Danny and Sarah, watched in dismay as acrimony and recrimination tore the close-knit group apart.

Eight years on, following another failed relationship, Hannah discovers her old flame, Martin, is engaged to be married and returns to London. With differing degrees of enthusiasm, the friends gather again and realise the distant past may not be as distant as they had imagined.

Reunited has a strong ensemble cast with Zoe Tapper (Survivors, Desperate Romantics) as Hannah and Joseph Millson (Campus, Enid) as Martin. They are joined by Sarah Jane Potts (Waterloo Road, Sugar Rush), Navin Chowdhry (Ny-Lon, Teachers), Emma Stansfield (The Tudors, Tess Of The D'Urbervilles), Jemima Rooper (The Black Dahlia, Lost In Austen), comedian Ed Byrne and Jan Francis (My Family, Collision).

Mark Freeland, Head of Comedy, BBC says: "I am delighted that Mike Bullen has returned to British comedy drama, working with us, in-house, to make his first show for the BBC in 10 years. Reunited is packed with Mike's brilliant trademarks – warmth, humour, sadness, misunderstanding, love – the considerable ups and downs of ordinary lives."

BBC in-house comedy prides itself on working with the very best in comedy talent – established and new – both on and behind the screen, and is responsible for some of the country's most watched and loved comedies across radio, online and all four BBC TV channels.

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BBC ONE Thursday 1 July 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone

EastEnders

Thursday 1 July
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

Some big revelations shock Denise to the core in tonight's visit to Walford.

Elsewhere on the Square, Leon and Zsa Zsa get closer while a humiliated Peggy gets her own back on Glenda.

Ryan's shock turns to concern when he discovers Janine in a state.

Denise is played by Di Parish, Leon by Sam Attwater, Zsa Zsa by Emer Kenny, Peggy by Barbara Windsor, Glenda by Glynis Barber, Ryan by Neil McDermott and Janine by Charlie Brooks.

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Holby City

Thursday 1 July
Times to be confirmed BBC ONE
Michael (Hari Dhillon) is determined to keep his personal problems to himself
Michael (Hari Dhillon) is determined to keep his personal problems to himself

Michael is determined to keep his marriage break-up private and throws himself into work, as the medical drama continues. He becomes increasingly frustrated by a tricky patient and takes his irritation out on Elizabeth and Donna. In theatre, Michael loses a patient – he has hit rock bottom.

Elliot is desperate to raise the remaining funds to treat Ben, who needs the operation as soon as possible. It seems like a futile mission until he finds medical rep Maggie Winton, who agrees to supply the laser if Elliot agrees to dodge some red tape.

Penny is desperate to impress Linden so, when he challenges her to work with Frieda, Penny is determined to make it work. However, when Penny and Frieda disagree over a case, Penny is forced to pull rank and refuses to accept that Frieda has made the correct diagnosis. The patient goes into sepsis and Linden must save him, leaving Penny back at square one.

Michael is played by Hari Dhillon, Elizabeth by La Charné Jolly, Donna by Jaye Jacobs, Elliot by Paul Bradley, Ben by Thomas Milner, Maggie Winton by Louise Bangay, Penny by Emma Catherwood, Linden by Duncan Pow and Frieda by Olga Fedori.

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BBC TWO Thursday 1 July 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo

Wimbledon 2010

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Thursday 1 July
12.30-3.25pm BBC TWO and BBC HD
1.45-6.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
5.50-8.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Sue Barker presents live coverage from the All England Club throughout the day on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC HD.

Weather permitting, the women's semi-finals should take place today. There were two contrasting matches last year – defending champion Venus Williams rolled over world No. 1 Dinara Safina for the loss of just one game but sister Serena had to fend off a match-point before getting past Elena Dementieva 8-6 in the final set.

The four players involved are now just two wins away from lifting the famous Venus Rosewater Dish so nerves could play a big part – which two women can hold theirs to book a place in Saturday's final?

At 8pm on BBC Two in Today At Wimbledon, John Inverdale and guests looks back at the day's action from the All England Club. John also gives viewers a chance to catch up on all the action from Wednesday's games in Yesterday At Wimbledon at 10.30am on BBC Two.

Wimbledon 2010 is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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BBC Samuel Johnson Prize For Non-Fiction 2010 –
A Culture Show Special

Thursday 1 July
11.20pm-12.20am BBC TWO

Andrew Graham Dixon presents a Culture Show special on the 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction.

The programme comes exclusively from the evening's ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects as the judges make their final deliberations and reveal the winner of the £20,000 prize.

The Culture Show also looks at the shortlisted books in detail and each of the six nominated authors discusses their passion for their subject:

Alex Bellos describes how he attempts to make the world of maths a friendlier place in Alex's Adventures In Numberland, an entertaining look at the role everything from algebra to logarithms play in our everyday lives.

Barbara Demick speaks about her novel, Nothing To Envy: Real Lives In North Korea, which weaves together the stories of six residents of Chongin and touchingly reveals the culture and concerns of these North Korean citizens.

Luke Jennings discusses his memoir, Blood Knots, a tale of friendship, honour and coming of age with his childhood love of fishing as the backdrop.

Andrew Ross Sorkin talks about his book, Too Big To Fail, an enlightening account of how the actions of Wall Street over the last decade led to the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Jenny Uglow chats to the Culture Show about A Gambling Man, her vibrant portrait of Charles II and the experimental decade through which the Restoration emerged.

And finally Richard Wrangham discusses his book Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, which makes a captivating argument as to how cooking made us the social, sexual and intelligent species we are today.

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Network TV BBC Week 26: Friday 2 July 2010

BBC ONE Friday 2 July 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone

2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
Match Of The Day Live – World Cup Quarter-Finals

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Friday 2 July
2.30-5.15pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

Please note: the choice of games in the knockout stages of the tournament has not yet been decided; the BBC will show one of today's two games.

Gary Lineker introduces live coverage of the first 2010 World Cup quarter-final from the 94,000 capacity Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.

The next match scheduled to take place at the impressive venue will be the actual final itself in nine days' time. It's therefore an ideal dress rehearsal for the two countries involved in this last eight fixture to familiarise themselves with the surroundings should they return for 2010 World Cup Final. Extra time and penalty kicks will be taken if necessary to find a winner.

Match Of The Day Live is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
Match Of The Day Live – World Cup Quarter-Finals

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Friday 2 July
7.00-10.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

Please note: the choice of games in the knockout stages of the tournament has not yet been decided; the BBC will show one of today's two games.

Gary Lineker introduces live coverage of the second 2010 World Cup quarter-final, played at the recently completed Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

The winners will automatically ensure that they stay in South Africa until the final weekend of the competition, while for the losers, a dream is over for another four years at least. Extra time and penalty kicks will be taken if necessary to find a winner.

Match Of The Day Live is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
Match Of The Day – World Cup Quarter-Final Highlights

Friday 2 July
11.45pm-12.45am BBC ONE
Colin Murray presents highlights from the first quarter-finals at the 2010 World Cup
Colin Murray presents highlights from the first quarter-finals at the 2010 World Cup

Colin Murray presents highlights of the first two 2010 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals from the Soccer City and Nelson Mandela Bay Stadiums.

With the final itself just two tantalising wins away, the pressure on the remaining nations is tangible. The two winners will head to Cape Town for next Tuesday's semi-final, while the two losing nations will be heading home. Extra time and penalty kicks would be used if necessary to decide who makes it through to the last eight.

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BBC TWO Friday 2 July 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo

Wimbledon 2010

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Friday 2 July
12.30-3.25pm BBC TWO and BBC HD
1.45-6.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
5.50-8.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Sue Barker hosts live coverage from Wimbledon, where the men's singles semi-finals are taking place.

British fans will be hoping Andy Murray is still in contention and that the Scot can go a step further than last year, when he lost in four sets against an inspired Andy Roddick. Meanwhile, Roger Federer has reached the last seven men's singles finals at the All England Club and it will be a big surprise if he is not among the four men battling it out today.

Last year was the first time in six years that the top two seeds did not reach the men's singles final at Wimbledon – will the seedings be justified again this year or will the formbook be upset?

The day's coverage begins as usual at 10.30am on BBC Two with John Inverdale's one-hour round-up of all yesterday's action and important talking points in Yesterday At Wimbledon. At the other end of the day, John returns to BBC Two between 8pm and 9pm to review the best of today's action, results and reaction in Today At Wimbledon, as the 2010 Championships reach the business end.

Wimbledon 2010 is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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BBC AT GLASTONBURY
Glastonbury Highlights

Friday 2 July
11.00pm-1.00am BBC TWO

BBC Two brings viewers the best of Glastonbury in this highlights special. The programme features all the best music from the weekend, sets from the major artists and acoustic performances and features on other events from Worthy Farm across the weekend.

The BBC is broadcasting extensive coverage of Glastonbury 2010 across television, radio, and online, with digital station BBC 6 Music offering continuous coverage during the festival hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Details and additional content can be found at bbc.co.uk/glastonbury.

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BBC FOUR Friday 2 July 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour

Forever Young – How Rock 'n' Roll Grew Up

Friday 2 July
9.30-10.30pm BBC FOUR

Who could have predicted it? The Who in their sixties, singing "Hope I die before I get old" to enthusiastic audiences spanning generations; Mick Jagger, with seven years already on his bus pass, snaking across the stage singing "Let's spend the night together"; or a topless, leathery Iggy Pop growling "Last year I was 21", before climbing the speaker stacks for a bit of mock fornication. Scenes that are at once incredibly odd, but undeniably powerful and inspiring.

Forever Young takes a closer look at how rock 'n' roll has had to deal with the unthinkable – namely growing up and growing old. From its roots in the Fifites as a music made by young people for young people, to the 21st-century phenomena of the "revival" and the "comeback", the programme investigates what happens when the music refuses to die and its performers refuse to leave the stage. What happens when rock's youthful rebelliousness is delivered wrapped in wrinkles?

Narrated by Cherie Lunghi, this one-off documentary travels back to the birth of the teenager, when rock 'n' roll wasn't taken seriously – it was disposable, just like the people who made it. Moving seamlessly through the decades, the programme shows how the genre attempted to grow up but how it was held back and only allowed to age with events such as Live Aid in 1985, which made it possible for older acts to return to the stage. Suddenly it wasn't "uncool" to be 40 any more. Younger audiences began to discover classic acts of the Sixties and Seventies, alongside their parents who – like their heroes on stage – didn't seem to care about growing old gracefully ... or disgracefully.

Forever Young arrives in the present at a time when performers such as Lemmy have never been more popular. Despite the mantra of "live fast, die young", Britain's first rock 'n' roll generations are now enjoying old age. What was about youth and taking risks is now about longevity, survival and nostalgia – and refusing to grow up, give up or shut up.

Contributors include Iggy Pop, Rick Wakeman, Richard Thompson, Suggs, Joe Brown, Alison Moyet, Rosie Boycott, Bruce Welsh and Joe Boyd.

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CBBC Friday 2 July 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc

Hounded – Look At The Stars Ep 4/13

High Definition programme
Friday 2 July
5.15-5.45pm CBBC and BBC HD

EastEnders' Nitin Ganatra goes galactic as he guest stars as evil supervillain Dr Wu in the latest instalment of the space-based comedy.

When his school friend Dr Wu dares him to steal as many stars as possible, Dr Muhahahaha just can't resist. Desperate to impress his old arch enemy, there's one particular star Dr Mu wants more than any other – our Sun.

So the evil doctor creates a giant, intergalactic wormhole to suck the Sun right out of space, which immediately causes havoc with the weather on Earth.

Meanwhile, Rufus has beamed aboard the spaceship Solar I and, along with the crew, a space-tastic Gill and Barry, is forced to trust a homemade Wormhole Warp Capacitor called Bob to help him save the Earth. Dr Muhahahaha has other ideas and the whole crew is beamed aboard his ship, where they face death by the smell of a thousand Brussels sprouts.

Can TV presenter Rufus Hound save the world from an icy fate? And how on Earth is a tin of cat food from his Future Self ever going to help anybody?

Dr Wu is played by Nitin Ganatra, Doctor Muhahahaha by Colin McFarlane, Rufus by Rufus Hound, Gill/Gelina by Eva Alexander and Barry/Buck by Colin Ryan.

Hounded is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108.

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