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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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