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Network TV BBC Week 40: 2-8 October

BBC ONE Saturday 2 October 2010
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Football Focus

Saturday 2 October
12.15-1.00pm BBC ONE

Dan Walker and guests look ahead to the weekend's football action, including Chelsea's London derby with Arsenal on Sunday.

Saturday's game between Sunderland and Manchester United sees Steve Bruce up against his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who he hasn't beaten in 15 attempts as a manager. Elsewhere, Tottenham face Aston Villa and there is another London derby as West Ham take on Fulham at Upton Park.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Interactive TV High Definition programme
Saturday 2 October
1.30-2.15pm BBC ONE

The BBC's team of reporters in Delhi – Sharron Davies, Phil Jones, Rishi Persad, Matthew Pinsent and Sonali Shah – review last-minute preparations ahead of the Commonwealth Games and look at the latest news and stories dominating the headlines ahead of tomorrow's Opening Ceremony and the start of competition on Monday.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Cycling – World Road Championships

Saturday 2 October
2.15-4.30pm BBC ONE

Jill Douglas presents highlights of today's road cycling world championships from Melbourne, Australia.

The women's road race course is a gruelling 127.2km long and provides a real test of the cyclists' abilities as they power round the streets of Geelong. Great Britain's team is spearheaded by Olympic champion Nicole Cooke and an in-form Emma Pooley. They are ably assisted by three more riders out of a squad of Lizzie Armitstead, Katie Colclough, Sharon Laws, Lucy Martin and Catherine Williamson. Last year's event, in Switzerland, was won by Italy's Tatiana Guderzo.

Commentary comes from Hugh Porter and Chris Boardman.

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Merlin Ep 4/13

Saturday 2 October
7.00-7.45pm BBC ONE

Merlin and Arthur find themselves vastly outnumbered in a tavern brawl, but an enigmatic young man helps them to victory, as the fantasy drama continues.

The stranger, Gwaine, risks his life to protect the Prince and is seriously wounded in the process. Arthur takes him back to Camelot where he quickly makes a recovery and gets to work: drinking, charming the ladies and causing trouble for Merlin – who has been charged with looking after him.

But when what appears to be two unscrupulous knights try to kill the Prince, can Merlin and the inscrutable stranger stop them before it is too late?

Merlin is played by Colin Morgan, Arthur by Bradley James and Gwaine by Eoin Macken.

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Strictly Come Dancing

Live event/outside broadcast High Definition programme
Saturday 2 October
Time to be confirmed BBC ONE and BBC HD (Copy update 17 September)
The dancing couples face the first leader board tonight
The dancing couples face the first leader board tonight

While seven of the couples can breathe a sigh of relief, for seven more, their nerves will be tested as they take to the floor and face the panel of judges for the first time, in the first live Saturday show of the celebrity dance competition.

Viewers can discover who presenter Bruce Forsyth picks as his favourite and whether tonight is the first time head judge Len Goodman awards one of his "sevens". As the first leader board is completed, who's hot to trot – and who needs to trot a little faster – will be revealed.

Also on tonight’s show pop superstars Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow take to the floor to perform their new duet, Shame.

Strictly Come Dancing 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 – Into The Fog

Saturday 2 October
8.20-9.10pm BBC ONE

It's all hands on deck when the Emergency Department faces its cleanliness inspection and the team's first battle in their campaign to impress the powers that be, as the medical drama continues. Unfortunately for Lenny he has his mind on other things – namely the gorgeous Chrissie – so he's late for work and neglecting his duties, incurring Jordan's wrath.

In preparation for the cleanliness inspection, Tess assigns the whole team cleaning duties. Everyone is even more nervous when they hear the inspector is the terrifying "Big Don". Lenny is late for work again after spending the night with Chrissie, so Jordan puts him in charge of cleaning resus. However, Lenny is distracted when Chrissie visits him at work. Not only does he forget to clean up resus, but he also loses Lorretta, an elderly Alzheimer's patient. Her husband Roy and daughter Helen are distraught. On top of that Lenny might have just lost them the bacteriology award...

Meanwhile, Adam and Kirsty come to blows when they disagree on how to handle an unco-operative patient who believes he's dead. Kirsty thinks that by playing up to his delusions is the answer, so she enlists Yuki and Mads to help out. Crucially, while treating him, Yuki discovers that Adam's diagnosis was wrong; has his insight saved the day?

For a moment, things seem to be on the up, until Holby receives more negative press regarding the day's events. Henry is furious – they must have a mole leaking information. Lenny is disturbed when he recognises the reporter's name.

Lenny is played by Steven Miller, Chrissie by Rebecca Calder, Jordan by Michael French, Tess by Suzanne Packer, "Big Don" by Serena Evans, Roy by David Calder, Helen by Helen Schlesinger, Adam by Tristan Gemmill, Kirsty by Lucy Gaskell, Yuki by Will Sharpe, Mads by Hasina Haque and Henry by Tom Chadbon.

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Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow Ep 3/6

High Definition programme
Saturday 2 October
9.30-10.15pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

Justin Moorhouse, John Bishop, Michael McIntyre, Miles Jupp and Terry Alderton are in Blackpool for this week's Comedy Roadshow
Justin Moorhouse, John Bishop, Michael McIntyre, Miles Jupp and Terry Alderton are in Blackpool for this week's Comedy Roadshow

Michael McIntyre continues his Comedy Roadshow with a visit to the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. Headlining is brilliant Liverpudlian comic John Bishop with guest turns from Justin Moorhouse, Miles Jupp and Terry Alderton.

Blackpool is the third location on Michael's travels around the UK in which he visits six of the most prestigious live theatre venues to unearth a raft of comedy's brightest new talent and finest comedians.

Other headline acts to appear throughout the series include Ardal O'Hanlan in Leeds, Noel Fielding in Bristol and Tommy Tiernan in Dublin.

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow 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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Match Of The Day

Saturday 2 October
10.30-11.50pm BBC ONE

Gary Lineker presents highlights from today's Premier League matches, including the clash between Sunderland and Manchester United.

The Red Devils are desperate to get their hands on the Premier League trophy they surrendered to Chelsea last year, but the Stadium of Light is always a difficult place to go to and Black Cats manager Steve Bruce invested heavily in his squad again this summer. Bruce was a legend during his playing days at Old Trafford, yet since becoming a manager he has failed to get one over on his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson in 15 attempts.

West Ham faced their second successive London derby as they entertained Fulham at Upton Park, while there was an intriguing match-up across the capital at White Hart Lane as Tottenham took on Aston Villa. Everton had a difficult game away at Birmingham, as did Blackburn Rovers, who travelled to Stoke. Elsewhere, Wigan played Wolves and West Brom met Bolton.

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BBC TWO Saturday 2 October 2010
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Live 'n' Deadly Ep 4/10

Saturday 2 October
9.00-10.00am BBC TWO and CBBC

Naomi Wilkinson and Steve Backshall limber up for an action-packed show this week as the Live 'n' Deadly trucks roll into the North West. Sebastien Foucan shows off his expert free-running skills and the programme also follows a group of parkour fanatics who demonstrate their agility in the woods.

There are more animal antics as Naomi finds out whether swans are cute or deadly and the audience is tasked with trying to build a beaver dam. Delving deep, the programme goes pond dipping and aims to find out what deadly creatures might be lurking at the bottom of local ponds. Plus Steve gets to spend the night up one of the tallest trees in Britain.

The fun does not stop after the show has ended. On Sunday, Steve will be visiting Liverpool for the Deadly Day Out, giving viewers the chance to get up close and personal with British wildlife, try out a new outdoor adventure and see Steve and his motley collection of Deadly animals.

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The RIBA Stirling Prize 2010 – A Culture Show Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 2 October
6.30-7.30pm BBC TWO

This Culture Show special comes live from the Roundhouse in London where Kevin McCloud fronts the biggest event in the architectural calendar – the announcement of the Royal Institute of British Architects' Stirling Prize.

Now in its 15th year, the RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK's most prestigious architecture prize and is awarded to the best new European building "built or designed in Britain". This year's shortlisted buildings are: Bateman's Row, a mixed-use development in East London by architects Theis and Khan; two schools: Christ's College School, Guildford, designed by DSDHA, and Clapham Manor School, by dRMM; and three museums: the Ashmolean in Oxford by Rick Mather Architects, Maxxi National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome by Zaha Hadid and the Neues Museum in Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects with Julian Harrap Architects.

Architectural critic Tom Dyckhoff presents brief films about each of the shortlisted buildings; puts their different styles into context by explaining how each building relates to the principles of modernism; and looks back at the history of the Stirling Prize. During the live event, Kevin McCloud talks to the Stirling Prize judges about their thoughts on all six of the shortlisted buildings, and Ruth Reed, RIBA president, announces the winner of this year's Stirling Prize.

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Golf – Ryder Cup

Saturday 2 October
8.30-10.30pm BBC TWO

Hazel Irvine presents highlights of day two of the 38th Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.

The USA and Europe went into the second day facing another tense order of play of Foursomes in the morning and Fourballs in the afternoon. Europe have traditionally found some strong pairings in these formats and team captain Colin Montgomerie will be desperate for a good showing ahead of Sunday's decisive singles.

In Valhalla two years ago, Europe managed to pick up four-and-a-half points on Saturday but it proved to be in vain as the Americans went on to cruise to a resounding victory.

Commentary comes from Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Sam Torrance.

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BBC ONE Sunday 3 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games 2010 – Opening Ceremony

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Sunday 3 October
2.00-5.30pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

Sue Barker introduces live coverage of the Opening Ceremony from Delhi's 60,000-seater Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium as the 19th Commonwealth Games gets under way in spectacular style. Athletes from 71 nations across the globe will be taking part in these Games over the next 11 days and, with India playing host for the first time, it promises to be a spectacular and colourful curtain-raiser to the competition proper.

One of the great traditions of the Commonwealth Games is the Queen's Baton Relay, which began almost a year ago at Buckingham Palace and will have covered almost 120,000 miles and passed through many thousands of hands by the time its journey ends during the course of tonight's ceremony.

The commentators are Huw Edwards, Steve Cram and Tinku Ray.

Commonwealth Games 2010 – Opening Ceremony is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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MotoGP – Motegi Grand Prix

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 3 October
6.40-8.00am BBC ONE
Jennie Gow presents the action live from Motegi, Japan
Jennie Gow presents the action live from Motegi, Japan

Jennie Gow introduces round 14 of the MotoGP season, live from Motegi in Japan.

This race was originally scheduled for April, but because the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcanic eruption stopped international air travel, the race was postponed.

With only four rounds to go after this race, Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo will be hoping to gain as many points as he can. He triumphed at the circuit last year and another victory this time round will see him edge closer to a maiden world title.

Steve Parrish and Charlie Cox provide the commentary.

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Inspector George Gently – Peace And Love Ep 2/2

Sunday 2 October
9.00-10.30pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

The year is 1966 and the football World Cup has come to England, in the second episode of the crime drama starring Martin Shaw as old-school detective Inspector George Gently, written by Jimmy Gardner.

With the USSR due to play at Roker Park and the fear of the "Reds under the bed" exemplified by the upcoming Polaris submarine landing at the nearby Jarrow docks, tensions are running high.

CND protestors, led by radical students from Durham University, are the last thing the police need when the world media is on their doorstep awaiting the upcoming football match.

Gently and Bacchus investigate the murder of well-known left-wing academic Fraser Barratt, found dead in the docks after a CND rally which he had led with his colleague, lecturer Mallory Brown.

This takes them onto the Durham University campus – an ancient temple of learning struggling to come to terms with the varied influx of students from the working class to brash, radical academics. Here they meet university caretaker and ex-army officer Charles Hoxton as well as sexually forward-thinking students Elizabeth Higgs and Adriana Doyle.

Sexual and social rebellion is in the air and, to the young and optimistic, these forces seem inevitable and unstoppable. Bacchus is horrified yet fascinated by the promiscuity on display. Gently more shrewdly recognises that liberation is not always an unmixed blessing...

Martin Shaw plays George Gently, Lee Ingleby plays John Bacchus, Emun Elliott plays Fraser Barratt, Sarah Lancashire plays Mallory Brown, Warren Clarke plays Charles Hoxton, Kerrie Hayes plays Elizabeth Higgs and Myanna Buring plays Adriana Doyle.

Inspector George Gently 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 3 October 2010
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Cycling – World Road Championships

Sunday 3 October
1.00-2.00pm BBC TWO

Jill Douglas presents highlights of today's road cycling World Championships from Australia.

The men's road race saw the field compete over a 262.7km course from Melbourne to Geelong. Great Britain's team is only three strong, so David Millar and Jeremy Hunt will have their work cut out to assist Mark Cavendish in his bid for glory.

The 15-times Tour de France stage winner is aiming to become only the second Briton, after Tommy Simpson in 1965, to win this event. He faces stiff competition from last year's winner, Cadel Evans, and the Australian will be cheered on by a partisan home crowd.

Hugh Porter and Chris Boardman provide the commentary.

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Rugby League – Super League Grand Final Highlights

Sunday 3 October
5.30-6.00pm BBC TWO

Tanya Arnold presents highlights of the Super League Grand Final.

A full house is expected at Old Trafford to see who will lift the trophy after another gruelling league season. Leeds Rhinos' unprecedented run of success has seen them emerge victorious in the last three years, beating St Helens on each occasion.

Last year's final was a thrilling affair, with Lee Smith's two tries proving to be just enough to see off the unlucky Saints. Wigan won the League Leaders' Shield for finishing top of the league in the regular season but, as St Helens know more than anyone, that's no guarantee of success when it comes to Grand Final glory.

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Golf – Ryder Cup

Sunday 3 October
7.30-9.30pm BBC TWO

Hazel Irvine presents highlights of the conclusion of the 38th Ryder Cup from the Celtic Manor course in south Wales.

A tense day was in store as Europe's captain Colin Montgomerie sent all 12 of his players out to go head-to-head with their American counterparts.

The USA crushed Europe in Valhalla two years ago, winning seven singles matches to secure a 16½ to 11½ victory. But the Europeans have not lost on home soil since 1993 and boast a side bang in form.

The likes of Miguel Angel Jimenez, Ross Fisher, Peter Hanson, Martin Kaymer and Edoardo Molinari have all won events since the start of August and are favourites to win back the trophy.

Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Sam Torrance provide the commentary.

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Match Of The Day 2

Sunday 3 October
10.00-11.10pm BBC TWO
Colin Murray presents the best of the weekend's Premier League football
Colin Murray presents the best of the weekend's Premier League football

Colin Murray introduces highlights of the day's three Premier League games.

The early kick-off saw big-spending Manchester City host newly-promoted Newcastle United. The last time the two sides clashed in the Premier League saw City win 2-1 at home in 2008, but much has changed for both clubs since then.

The millions pumped into City have given them a squad to compare with any team in the Premier League. They will be confident of earning three points against a Newcastle side still settling back in the big time after a year in the Championship.

Another newly promoted club, Blackpool, will be licking their lips in anticipation of getting the chance to play against Liverpool at Anfield. They haven't played in front of the Kop since January 1971, when they managed a creditable 2-2 draw. Liverpool struggled against the so called "lesser teams" last season and will be keen to rectify that as they look to get back into the Champions League.

The day's third game is a mouth-watering clash between champions Chelsea and their London rivals Arsenal. The Blues crushed the Gunners in both fixtures between the sides last season and won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in February. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger must work out a way of dealing with Didier Drogba after the Chelsea striker scored four goals against his team last term.

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BBC ONE Monday 4 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Monday 4 October
11.00am-1.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

Clare Balding, along with expert summarisers Ian Thorpe and Mark Foster, presents live coverage from the first day of action from the SPM Swimming Complex in Delhi, where five gold medals are up for grabs. The action includes:

11.30am Women's 200m Freestyle
11.59am Men's 400m Freestyle
12.06pm Women's 200m Individual Medley
12.12pm Men's 200m Butterfly
12.40pm Men's 4x100m Freestyle

Scotland's David Carry is the defending champion in the Men's 400m Freestyle but Welsh star David Davies will fancy his chances of improving on his bronze of four years ago.

Scotland's Hannah Miley goes in the Women's 200m Individual Medley and her chances have been boosted by the absence of Australian Olympic champion Stephanie Rice, who is injured and so unable to defend her Commonwealth title. But Australia are traditionally strong in this event – they swept gold, silver and bronze in Melbourne – and they could have a ready-made replacement in teenage swimming sensation Emily Seebohm.

Commentary comes from Andy Jameson, Adrian Moorhouse and Sharron Davies.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Monday 4 October
2.15-5.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

John Inverdale introduces the latest action from Delhi, including India versus Scotland in the women's hockey.

Hosts India await Scotland in their opening match in Pool A – a real test for the Scots in front of thousands of fanatical Indian supporters. Scotland's women came a creditable fifth at the 2006 Commonwealth Games but they could not have asked for a much tougher start, facing a side 10 places above them in the world rankings.

England's netballers begin their Commonwealth campaign against Barbados. England won bronze in Melbourne four years ago and a good start in Delhi will give them valuable momentum in their quest to challenge Australia and New Zealand, the two big guns of the sport.

There's also gymnastics action from the Men's Artistic Team Final. The home nations go for gold with four gymnasts competing for each country. England, Scotland and Wales have all won gymnastics medals at the Commonwealth Games and have more medal chances here at the Indira Ghandi Sport Complex in Delhi, but Canada and Australia pose the strongest threats.

John also has the latest news in the badminton, tennis and weightlifting competitions.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Monday 4 October
5.00-6.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

At the end of the first day of competition, Sue Barker and Jake Humphrey present the pick of the late evening action, take a look at some of the bigger stories of the day, hear interviews with the headline makers and look forward to Day Two.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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EastEnders

Monday 4 October
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

An overjoyed Alfie welcomes Michael into his home, but an unhappy Kat demands that he leave Walford for good, in this week's first visit to Albert Square.

Carol starts to prepare for Billie's birthday homecoming, but is persuaded to take a detour into romance.

Elsewhere, Billy gets a troubling letter from the police, but takes comfort in Jean's company.

Alfie is played by Shane Richie, Michael by Steve John Shepherd, Kat by Jessie Wallace, Carol by Lindsey Coulson, Billie by Devon Anderson, Billy by Perry Fenwick and Jean by Gillian Wright.

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Spooks Ep 3/8

Monday 4 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

When word gets out that the Azakstan Freedom Front (AFF) is searching for a lethal outlawed nerve agent called Paroxocybin, Harry Pearce sends Lucas North to help the Russians stop them, as the tense spy drama continues.

Lucas and FSB officer Viktor Barenshik succeed in destroying the sample, but Lucas is shocked when the AFF members are mercilessly killed by the Russian agents. Back in London, Section D become aware of a member of the AFF, Aibek, who has got away; leading Harry to make the controversial decision to let him run.

Section D soon get intelligence that Aibek is on his way to London in search of a second sample of Paroxocybin held by British scientist Stephen Kirby. As Aibek arrives in the capital he is picked up by the team who realise that Harry's earlier decision could have terrifying consequences for national security. While trying to locate Aibek they are led to Kirkby's office, but it's too late; they find Kirby alone and beaten.

Lucas, Beth and Viktor follow Aibek's trail through London, desperate to get to him before he finds the Paroxocybin. Meanwhile, Viktor's behaviour exposes him as untrustworthy and it's soon clear that he has his own plans for the nerve gas.

With time running out, the team have to work quickly before London becomes victim to a biological weapon that has the potential to wipe out the entire city in hours.

Harry Pearce is played by Peter Firth, Lucas North by Richard Armitage, Viktor Barenshik by Julian Lewis Jones, Aibek by Jonathan Aris, Stephen Kirby by Donald Sumpter and Beth by Sophia Myles.

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BBC TWO Monday 4 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Monday 4 October
9.00-11.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine introduces action from the swimming on the first morning of heats, as home country competitors were looking for semi-final and final places later today.

There's also the early news from badminton and tennis plus highlights of the women's hockey match between Wales and New Zealand.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Equestrian – World Games: Highlights

Monday 4 October
1.00-2.15pm BBC TWO

Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes presents highlights of the Equestrian World Games from Kentucky.

Great Britain sent a team that is so full of talent that they could afford to leave 2009 Badminton and Burghley winner Oliver Townend out of the squad. Former world No. 1, Pippa Funnell, is picked for the first time since 2005 and she joins fellow Olympians William Fox-Pitt, Mary King and Tina Cook on the six-strong team, with Piggy French and Nicola Wilson completing the group. Zara Phillips won individual gold for Great Britain on her horse Toytown at the last Games in Germany in 2006.

Commentary is provided by Michael Tucker and Ian Stark.

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Commonwealth Games 2010 – Games Today

Interactive TV High Definition programme
Monday 4 October
7.00-8.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Sue Barker and Jake Humphrey introduce of all the key action as the Games got under way in Delhi. Eight Gold medals were won today – with the highlight the start of the home countries rivalry with Australia in the swimming pool.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Harry And Paul Ep 2/6

Monday 4 October
9.30-10.00pm BBC TWO

Bafta-winning comic duo Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse's new series featuring a colourful variety of new characters, and one or two old favourites, continues.

Co-written by Harry and Paul this new BBC Two series includes appearances from other distinguished comedy heroes such as Charlie Higson, Lenny Henry, Simon Day, Peter Richardson and Timothy West.

Look out for The Benefits, a South London dysfunctional family who create havoc wherever they go; Gabbatore, a corrupt Italian politician and his straight-faced translator; Gerald, the Forties drunkard who gets into homicidal scrapes; Mike Noughts, who might or might not be a top modelling agent; Parking Pataweyo, everyone's favourite parking warden; and the ageing Silver-Haired Beatles.

This week sees a return to the Seventies for On The Tardis; Parking Pataweyo breaks all records in a high-speed ticket-issuing stunt; two former football legends get thoroughly confused by a female sports presenter; and The Beatles record a single for the cancer charity Prost Aid.

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse star, with Simon Day, Kevin Eldon, Simon Greenall, John Henshaw, Charlie Higson, Daniel Kaluuya, Alice Lowe, Lewis Macleod, Morgan Overton, Philip Pope, Catherine Shepherd, Laura Solon, Andy Taylor, Charlie Wernham and Sophie Winkleman.

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Genius With Dave Gorman

Monday 4 October
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO

Hairy Bikers Dave Myers and Simon King join Dave Gorman and Jane Moore to judge more weird and wonderful ideas
Hairy Bikers Dave Myers and Simon King join Dave Gorman and Jane Moore to judge more weird and wonderful ideas

Dave Gorman returns as Genius host with more celebrity guests, more audience members and more weird and wonderful ideas.

This week, Jane Moore and the Hairy Bikers join Dave on the panel to judge ideas pitched by the studio audience, and distinguish between the brilliant and the bizarre.

Among the proposals are a magnet-powered car; edible sticky tape to mend broken food; a table-top cow to ensure a never-ending supply of milk; and a colour co-ordinated supermarket for the more organised shopping experience. The judges even put one invention to the test, donning their very own pairs of inflatable underpants in an attempt to decide whether this creation is, or isn't, Genius.

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BBC THREE Monday 4 October 2010
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EastEnders – E20 Eps 7 and 8/10

Monday 4 October
8.30-9.00pm BBC THREE

Stevie wakes up in the arms of an unusual stranger, in the latest omnibus edition of the online EastEnders spin-off series.

Meanwhile, Naz tries to avoid confrontation but when she turns up at Sol's rehearsal things go a little pear-shaped, to say the least...

Elsewhere, Stevie resorts to drastic measures to get Naz and Sol together, while a desperate Asher tries his dodgy dealing down the market.

Stevie is played by Amanda Fairbanks-Hynes, Naz by Emaa Hussen, Sol by Tosin Cole and Asher by Heishma Thompson.

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Him & Her – The Parents Ep 5/6

Monday 4 October
10.30-11.00pm BBC THREE

It's a Sunday and Becky and Steve are bored, as the 20-somethings comedy continues.

Their fridge is broken and Becky's parents are coming round to fix it. But Steve's never met them before and he's terrified. When they arrive, he's over-friendly and frankly a bit odd. Matters are only made worse by Dan, who's audibly enjoying himself upstairs with his new girlfriend, Paris. At least, he says she's his girlfriend...

Becky is played by Sarah Solemani, Steve by Russell Tovey and Dan by Joe Wilkinson.

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CBEEBIES Monday 4 October 2010
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The Octonauts Ep 1/26

New series
Monday 4 October
Time to be confirmed CBEEBIES
Kwazii, Barnacles and Peso race into action
Kwazii, Barnacles and Peso race into action

CBeebies invites children to take the plunge and go on an exciting voyage of discovery through the world's oceans this autumn with the animated adventurers The Octonauts. Splashing onto CBeebies from Monday 4 October, The Octonauts are a new band of heroes who patrol the oceans and have thrilling adventures underwater.

Reporting for deep-sea duty are a tip-top team including the dashing Captain Barnacles Bear; swash-buckling Lieutenant Kwazii Cat; and their fresh-faced Medic Peso Penguin.

Stationed in their impressive home base, The Octopod, The Octonauts are ready to dive into action whenever there is trouble underwater. Using their fleet of aquatic vehicles they rescue sea creatures, explore new underwater worlds and triumphantly save the oceans from danger – all in a day's rather wet work.

"We are delighted to welcome this team of highly trained and courageous heroes to CBeebies," says the channel's controller Kay Benbow. "They are perfectly equipped to take our viewers on a series of thrilling and colourful deep sea adventures – without them even getting wet!"

Captain Barnacles is the heroic leader and strategic thinker of the Octonauts. An expert in piloting ships and subs, he's a bear of action, never fearing to rush in where there's trouble. He's ably assisted by Lieutenant Kwazii – a daredevil pirate cat with a mysterious past – and Medic Peso Penguin, a brave bird with a big heart and extremely fast flippers.

Together with Engineer Tweak Bunny, researcher Dr Shellington Sea Otter, photographer Dashi Dog, Professor Inkling Octopus and an adorable bunch of half-animal, half-vegetable creatures called The Vegimals, this team of aquatic aces keep trouble at bay as they scour the seven seas.

But they couldn't do it without the help of their extraordinary range of striking submersibles. From the technological comfort of the vast mission-planning base, The Octopod, to the speed of the fish first-aid ambulance, Gup-E, the Octonauts are never without a suitable vehicle for a mission. Be it helping out an albino humpback whale with sunburn, exploring a sinister kelp forest, or discovering a new breed of worm in the Midnight Zone, The Octonauts are ideally equipped for every sort of marine emergency.

The Octonauts is based on the richly imaginative books by design team, Meomi. Produced in HD it combines classic team adventure with dazzling CGI animation to transport children to a world they don't normally visit... deep under the ocean.

The Octonauts is filmed in HD and will be shown on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin 108 – on the Saturday and Sunday following the weekday transmissions, from 2pm.

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BBC ONE Tuesday 5 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Tuesday 5 October
11.00am-1.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

Clare Balding is joined by Ian Thorpe and Mark Foster for more action from the swimming finals in Delhi, including:

11.30am Women's 50m Butterfly
11.34am Men's 50m Backstroke
11.38am Women's 50m Breaststroke
12.04am Women's Para S9 50 Freestyle
12.34am Men's 200m Freestyle

World champion Liam Tancock from England will be looking to upgrade his silver medal from Melbourne in the Men's 50m Backstroke final. That race follows the Women's equivalent, which should feature another world champion in the shape of Australia's Marieke Guehrer.

Aussie superstar Leisel Jones, who won four gold medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, will be looking to notch up another in the Women's 50m Breaststroke, one of five swimming finals taking place in Delhi today.

Scotland's Robbie Renwick and defending Commonwealth champion Ross Davenport will be in the mix for the Men's 200m Freestyle, the last swimming final of the day.

Commentary comes from Andy Jameson, Adrian Moorhouse and Sharron Davies.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Tuesday 5 October
2.15-5.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

John Inverdale introduces gymnastics action from Delhi, including the Women's Artistic Team Final.

England were silver medal winners behind Australia in 2006 and these two look set to battle for the women's team gold again today. England are without Beth Tweddle, who is preparing to compete at the World Championships in Rotterdam, but there is a lot of depth in British gymnastics right now and Imogen Cairns, who won gold and silver in Melbourne four years ago, has recovered from serious injury to lead the English challenge.

John also has the latest action featuring home country competitors in badminton, bowls, boxing and hockey.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Tuesday 5 October
5.00-6.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

At the end of the second day of competition, Sue Barker and Jake Humphrey present the pick of the late evening action, take a look at some of the bigger stories of the day, hear interviews with the headline makers and look forward to the start of athletics tomorrow.

The reporters include Matthew Pinsent, Rishi Persad and Sonali Shah.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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EastEnders

Tuesday 5 October
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE
Trouble for Alfie (Shane Richie) and Kat (Jessie Wallace) as her secret is discovered...
Trouble for Alfie (Shane Richie) and Kat (Jessie Wallace) as her secret is discovered...

Alfie's world is blown apart after Michael works out Kat's secret, in tonight's visit to Walford.

Elsewhere, Glenda lets Carol know the truth about Lewis, and Billy does the dirty on Jean.

Alfie is played by Shane Richie, Michael by Steve John Shepherd, Kat by Jessie Wallace, Glenda by Glynis Barber, Carol by Lindsey Coulson, Deka Walmsley, Billy by Perry Fenwick and Jean by Gillian Wright.

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Holby City

Tuesday 5 October
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

Linden is concerned for Faye when she is rushed into AAU with abdominal pain, as the medical drama continues.

Joseph's arrival upsets Faye, causing an argument between Linden and Joseph. The obstetrician diagnoses a urinary tract infection, but Linden is suspicious and confronts Faye – why didn't she mention her discomfort earlier? Linden soon feels ashamed for doubting Faye and asks for her forgiveness – but Faye later discards her prescription.

Worried that he's damaged his career prospects, Oliver desperately tries to regain Joseph and Greg's respect. However, Oliver finds he can't cope, until Frieda comes to his rescue.

Meanwhile, Sacha realises he's upset Jac after making her feel like a laughing stock a couple of weeks ago. He teams up with Donna to prove he's sorry. This backfires and Jac tells him she doesn't want to be part of the "gang". Sacha decides the real way to show he's truly sorry is to take Jac to dinner.

Linden Cullen is played by Duncan Pow, Faye Byrne by Patsy Kensit, Joseph Byrne by Luke Roberts, Oliver Valentine by James Anderson, Greg Douglas by Edward MacLiam, Frieda by Olga Fedori, Sacha Levy by Bob Barrett, Jac Naylor by Rosie Marcel and Donna Jackson by Jaye Jacobs.

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My Story

Tuesday 5 October
10.35-11.05pm BBC ONE

Frank Gardner hears three powerful personal testimonies of survival in this week's My Story
Frank Gardner hears three powerful personal testimonies of survival in this week's My Story

Frank Gardner meets three more of the 15 finalists hoping to win the chance to see their true-life story become a published book and free download on the BBC website, in the BBC's My Story competition.

Tonight's programme, the last in the series, includes three very powerful personal testimonies of survival. Former soldier Paul Burns recalls how he survived an IRA bomb at Warren Point in Northern Ireland and went on to become the first disabled member of the elite Red Arrows parachute display team.

Eighty-six-year-old Iby Knill tells how she survived the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps and why she kept her past a secret from her family for over 40 years.

Finally, Frank meets Alex Ntung, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who was forced to work as a child spy and went on to set up an organization campaigning against the use of child soldiers.

The winning story, selected by a panel of judges, is revealed at the end of the programme.

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BBC TWO Tuesday 5 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Tuesday 5 October
8.00-11.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine with Rob Hayles introduces action from the first day of track competition in the cycling, including:

9.00am Women's 500m Time Trial Final
9.40am Men's 1000m Time Trial Final
10.40am Men's 4000 Individual Pursuit Final

After four years of waiting, it will take just half a minute to decide the first cycling gold of these Commonwealth Games. With England's Victoria Pendleton not competing, defending champion Anna Meares of Australia will be the favourite to retain her Time Trial crown.

The men's Time Trial medals will also be decided, as will the men's Individual Pursuit, which should prove to be a fascinating contest, with the likes of Welsh Olympic Team Pursuit champion Geraint Thomas and young Australian star Jack Bobridge likely to feature.

Commentary comes from Hugh Porter, Chris Boardman and Jill Douglas

There is also key action from the early morning swimming heats and the latest news from the start of the boxing competition, hockey and netball.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Tuesday 5 October
1.00-2.15pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Clare Balding introduces more action on day two of the 19th Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Tuesday 5 October
7.00-8.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Sue Barker and Jake Humphrey round up the action from day two of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Eighteen gold medals were won today with the focus of attention once again on the swimming plus the start of the track cycling.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Later Live ... With Jools Holland

Live event/outside broadcast High Definition programme
Tuesday 5 October
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Joining Jools Holland on the fourth show of the series are San Franciscan rock legends the Steve Miller Band, performing a couple of tracks from their latest blues-flavoured album, Bingo!; hotly tipped R&B queen Janelle Monae, making her UK TV debut with songs from her highly acclaimed The Archandroid; and nu-soul troubadour Cee-Lo Green, who last appeared on the show in 2006 as part of Gnarls Barkley, performing numbers from his upcoming The Lady Killer set.

Then Africa meets Cuba in the form of Senegalese superstar Cheikh Lô who is the studio to play a song or two from his Jamm album; and there's another Later... TV debut, with London's premier rock rebels The Jim Jones Revue – who've been described as an explosion of MC5 and Little Richard – performing a number from their Jim Sclavunos-produced Burning Your House Down album.

Later Live ... With Jools Holland 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 ONE Wednesday 6 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Wednesday 6 October
11.00am-1.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

Clare Balding with Ian Thorpe and Mark Foster present more action from the swimming finals, including:

11.30am Men's 200m Backstroke
11.36am Women's 100m Freestyle
12.11pm Men's Para S9 50m Freestyle
12.16pm Women's 200m Breaststroke
12.22pm Men's 50m Butterfly
12.40pm Women's 100m Backstroke
12.52pm Men's 100m Breaststroke

Two of England's gold medallists from the European Championships in Budapest in August will be going for Commonwealth gold today. Fran Halsall, who was crowned European champion in Budapest in August, goes for gold in the Women's 100m Freestyle, while England team-mates Gemma Spofforth and Lizzie Simmonds will be doing battle in the Women's 100m Backstroke.

Other stars likely to be making the headlines on a busy day in the pool include Australia's Brenton Rickard, who is looking to add the Commonwealth 100m Breaststroke crown to the world title he won in Rome last year.

Commentary comes from Andy Jameson, Adrian Moorhouse and Sharron Davies.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Wednesday 6 October
2.15-5.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
(L-R) Jonathan Edwards, Paul Dickenson and Steve Cram are in the Commonwealth Games commentary box
(L-R) Jonathan Edwards, Paul Dickenson and Steve Cram are in the Commonwealth Games commentary box

John Inverdale is joined by athletics legends Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson as the athletics action gets under way in Delhi, including:

2.30pm Women's 100m Round 1
2.50pm Women's 400m Round 1
3.25pm Men's 5000m Final
3.45pm Men's 100m Round 2

It's the first round of the women's 100m and 400m, with Olympic and Commonwealth 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu in action in the latter event. Ohuruogu has endured an injury-ravaged season and is desperate to end a frustrating year by defending her Commonwealth title.

Commentary comes from Steve Cram, Paul Dickenson, Jonathan Edwards, Brendan Foster and Phil Jones.

There is also the best of the gymnastics men's and women's All Around competitions and track cycling's men's and women's Sprint quarter-finals.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Wednesday 6 October
5.00-6.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

Sue Barker and Jake Humphrey present the best of the late evening action, take a look at some of the bigger stories of the day, hear interviews with the headline makers and take a look at the impact the Games is making.

Reporters in Delhi include Matthew Pinsent, Rishi Persad and Sonali Shah.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Waterloo Road Ep 7/20

High Definition programme
Wednesday 6 October
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
Harry's (Ceallach Spellman) bulimia reaches crisis point in this week's Waterloo Road
Harry's (Ceallach Spellman) bulimia reaches crisis point in this week's Waterloo Road

Harry's bulimia reaches crisis point under the stress of bullying and his parent's separation, as the drama set in a Rochdale comprehensive continues, while the tension increases between Ruby and a heavily pregnant Janeece.

Elsewhere, Waterloo Road stages the Interschool Debating Contest, giving Ruth a rare taste of popularity.

When Finn discovers that Harry has sabotaged his plans for Jess to sleep over, he exacts revenge with a day of relentless bullying and chances upon Harry being sick in the toilet. Events reach a climax when Harry sinks to the bottom of the pool during a swimming lesson, a cry for help that leads both him and Finn to Karen's office. When Harry is finally forced to reveal his condition, Karen is left questioning her role as a mother.

Meanwhile, Ruby is fed up with acting like Janeece's slave and makes a stand; however all is forgotten when Ruby finds Janeece going into labour at school.

Back at the Fishers' house, Vicki feels like a spare part amid the family's turmoil and makes a difficult decision.

At the Interschool Debating Contest, Ruth is the school's strongest entrant, enjoying the backing from her fellow pupils, particularly Lauren and Amy. Enterprising Ronan sees a money-making opportunity and takes bets on the contest, placing himself as a rank outsider with his own entertaining yet unorthodox form of debate. Under the expectant eye of Marcus, Ruth takes to the stage under pressure, while Ronan looks set for a windfall – but things do not go quite as planned.

Harry Fisher is played by Ceallach Spellman, Ruby Fry by Elizabeth Berrington, Janeece Bryant by Chelsee Healey, Ruth Kirby by Anna Jobarteh, Finn Sharkey by Jack McMullen, Jess Fisher by Linzey Cocker, Karen Fisher by Amanda Burton, Vicki Macdonald by Rebecca Ryan, Lauren Andrews by Darcy Isa, Amy Porter by Ayesha Gwilt, Ronan Burley by Ben Ryan Davis and Marcus Kirby by Wil Johnson.

Waterloo Road 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 Wednesday 6 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Wednesday 6 October
8.00-11.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine with Rob Hayles present more action from the track cycling finals, including:

8.00am Women's 25km Points Race
8.55am Women's Team Sprint
9.35am Men's Keirin
9.40am Men's 40km Points race

Two contrasting women's events make their Commonwealth bow in today's cycling finals at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex. Canadian world champion Tara Whitten will be the woman to beat in the Points Race, which sees the riders cover 100 laps of the velodrome. Next up is the Team Sprint, in which the two-women teams battle it out over just two laps.

Also taking place is the final of the men's Keirin, an entertaining event where riders follow a moped before trying to out-sprint each other to the finish line. Today's cycling finals are rounded off by the men's Points Race, over 160 laps of the track.

Commentary comes from Hugh Porter, Chris Boardman and Jill Douglas.

There is also news of the morning swimming heats and the latest hockey matches featuring the home countries.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Wednesday 6 October
1.00-2.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Clare Balding and John Inverdale introduce more action from the pool in the swimming finals, including:

1.00pm Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
1.21pm Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Today's hectic schedule in the pool ends with two relays – Olympic champions Australia will be defending their Women's 4x200m title but they will be without the injured Stephanie Rice and they will face an English team that can call upon the likes of Jo Jackson and Rebecca Adlington.

Australia should be favourites in the Men's event, having won bronze both at the 2008 Olympics and the 2009 World Championships – but they were beaten by both England and Scotland four years ago in Melbourne.

Elsewhere in Delhi, the athletics action starts today and the opening round of the men's 100m gets under way, with England's European silver medallist Mark Lewis-Francis among the early favourites in the absence of world-class Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010 – Games Today

Interactive TV High Definition programme
Wednesday 6 October
7.00-8.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Sue Barker and Jake Humphrey introduce highlights from the busiest day yet of the Games, with 27 gold medals at stake. Athletics got under way, as well as more action in swimming and track cycling.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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BBC FOUR Wednesday 6 October 2010
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Michael Wood's Story Of England – The Great Famine And The Black Death Ep 3/6

High Definition programme
Wednesday 6 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR

Michael Wood with the modern-day villagers of Kibworth
Michael Wood with the modern-day villagers of Kibworth

Historian Michael Wood continues his fascinating tale of one place through the whole of English history, reaching the catastrophic 14th century when the village of Kibworth, Leicestershire, was twice visited by disaster, first by famine and then the Black Death.

Helped by today's villagers – field walking and reading historical texts – and by local schoolchildren digging archaeological test pits, Michael follows the stories of individuals who lived through these times.

Recounting the terrible hardship caused by the disastrous harvests of the little ice age, Michael learns of the resilience of the Kibworth peasant folk as they relied on their knowledge of the land to feed themselves during the worst famine in European history.

But, as the village recovered into the mid 14th-century, disaster struck again in the form of the Black Death. Visiting the astonishing village archive at Merton College, Oxford, Michael discovers how whole generations were wiped out, including two thirds of the village population of Harcourt – the highest losses caused by the plague known in Britain.

From these catastrophic events came mass revolt, bringing an end to the feudal age and a change between rulers and the ruled. The people of Kibworth were on the way to becoming modern people.

Michael Wood's Story Of England is repeated tomorrow night, Thursday, October 7, a broadcast that 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 ONE Thursday 7 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Thursday 7 October
11.00am-1.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

Clare Balding is joined by Mark Foster for action from the cycling and swimming, including:

11.00am Women's and Men's Sprint Finals
11.30am Women's 100m Butterfly
11.58am Men's 100m Freestyle
12.45pm Women's Para S9 100m Freestyle
12.52pm Men's 400m Individual Medley

Olympic 100m Butterfly champion Libby Trickett has come out of retirement but not in time for these Games, which could leave the way clear for her fellow Australian Jessicah Schipper to retain her Commonwealth title, although her opponents could include England's in-form Fran Halsall. Australia also have high hopes of Eamon Sullivan in the Men's 100m Freestyle.

Commentary comes from Andy Jameson, Adrian Moorhouse and Sharron Davies.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Thursday 7 October
2.15-5.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
(L-R) Steve Cram, Paul Dickenson and Jonathan Edwards bring the latest action from Delhi
(L-R) Steve Cram, Paul Dickenson and Jonathan Edwards bring the latest action from Delhi

John Inverdale with athletics experts Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson present more track and field action this afternoon, including:

2.30pm Men's Para T46 100 Final
2.50pm Women's 100 Final
3.05pm Men's 100 Final
3.30pm Decathlon 400

The sprint kings and queens will be decided in the 100m finals, with a formidable Caribbean challenge expected in both the men's and women's events.

England sprinter Mark Lewis-Francis is vying to upset the odds and add to his European silver, while team-mate Laura Turner also has medal aspirations.

Commentary comes from Steve Cram, Paul Dickenson, Jonathan Edwards, Brendan Foster and Phil Jones.

John also has the key action from the archery team competitions, badminton, boxing and the gymnastics apparatus finals.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Thursday 7 October
5.00-6.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

As the Delhi day draws to a close, Sue Barker and Jake Humphrey present the key late evening action and take a look at some of the bigger stories of the day.

The reporters in Delhi are Matthew Pinsent, Rishi Persad and Sonali Shah.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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EastEnders

Thursday 7 October
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE
A letter from the past has terrible consequences for Jay (Jamie Borthwick)
A letter from the past has terrible consequences for Jay (Jamie Borthwick)

Kat's doubts about Alfie lead her to Michael, in tonight's visit to Albert Square, but will she take him up on his offer?

Meanwhile, a letter from Billy's past has terrible consequences for Jay. And Bianca and Whitney worry for Carol when they discover that Billie has made other plans for his birthday.

Kat is played by Jessie Wallace, Alfie by Shane Richie, Billy by Perry Fenwick, Jay by Jamie Borthwick, Bianca by Patsy Palmer, Whitney by Shona McGarty, Carol by Lindsey Coulson and Billie by Devon Anderson.

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BBC TWO Thursday 7 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Thursday 7 October
8.00-11.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine is joined by Rob Hayles for more cycling action, including:

8.30am Women's 10km Scratch Race Final
9.10am Women's and Men's Sprint Semi-Finals
10.20am Men's 4000m Team Pursuit Final
10.35am Women's and Men's Sprint Finals

Olympic men's Sprint champion Sir Chris Hoy may not be in Delhi but Scotland still have a good chance of gold through 2006 silver medallist Ross Edgar. But the competition is likely to include Australian Shane Perkins, whose silver at the world championships earlier this year suggests he is back to his best. In the women's Sprint, the absence of defending champion Victoria Pendleton could open the way for Australian Anna Meares to upgrade her Melbourne silver to Delhi gold.

England will be defending their title in the men's Team Pursuit while today's finals kick off with the women's Scratch Race, a new event at the Commonwealth Games.

Commentary comes from Hugh Porter, Chris Boardman and Jill Douglas.

There are also highlights of the morning heats in athletics and swimming, plus news of other British teams and competitors in action.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Thursday 7 October
1.00-2.15pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Clare Balding and John Inverdale are in Delhi for more swimming and athletics action, including:

1.06pm Women's 800m Freestyle Final

Rebecca Cooke won the Women's 800m Freestyle gold in Melbourne in 2006 and another English Rebecca will be looking to succeed her in Delhi. Olympic champion Becky Adlington won gold in Beijing two years ago in stunning fashion, breaking swimming's longest-standing world record in the process – and the 21-year-old is looking back to her best after a post-Olympic blip.

1.15pm Women's Hammer Final
1.20pm Women's 100 SF
1.30pm Men's Shot Final
1.35pm Men's 100 SF
1.50pm Women's Para T46 100 Final
2.00pm Women's 400 SF

The best female sprinters from the Home Nations are again in track action as they look to progress through to the Commonwealth 100m and 400m finals.

England's No. 1 shot-putter Carl Myerscough claimed the bronze medal eight years ago in Manchester. He has high hopes of climbing the medal podium once again, if only to banish memories of Melbourne in 2006 when he finished an agonising fourth.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010 – Games Today

Interactive TV High Definition programme
Thursday 7 October
7.00-8.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Sue Barker and Jake Humphrey present highlights of all the key action on the fourth day of competition. Thirty-five gold medals were won today including medals in athletics, swimming and track cycling.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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BBC THREE Thursday 7 October 2010
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Kids With Guns – Stacey Dooley Investigates

Thursday 7 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC THREE (Schedule addition 17 September)

Stacey Dooley, one of the stars of the hit BBC Three series, Blood, Sweat And T-Shirts and her spin-off show Stacey Dooley Investigates, returns with a new moving and insightful documentary exploring the issue of child exploitation: child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

An estimated 30,000 children have been used as soldiers during the 14-year conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and no one knows how many thousands are still in the forests, enslaved by armed militias. With the help of local charity workers, Stacey meets children who have been soldiers and hears their personal accounts of what life as a child soldier entailed. She visits a rescue centre where boys and girls arrive daily, rescued from guerrilla militia units as well as the Congolese National Army.

Stacey meets other boy soldiers and hears their terrifying experiences first hand. Accompanying a local charity she goes to a frontline Congolese National Army camp where she witnesses the rescue of two boys. With the charity, she takes one boy home and he's reunited with his family, from whom he was stolen more than eight years ago.

Through Stacey's journey, viewers witness the terrifying complexities of war where young kids have been separated physically and emotionally from their law-abiding families.

Viewers can follow Stacey's BBC Three Diary online.

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BBC ONE Friday 8 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Friday 8 October
11.00am-1.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

Clare Balding and Mark Foster introduce action from another busy day at the SPM Swimming Complex in Delhi, including:

11.30am Men's 100m Butterfly
11.35am Women's 50m Freestyle
11.39am Men's 50m Breaststroke
11.50am Women's 200m Backstroke
12.18pm Women's 100m Breaststroke
12.30pm Men's 100m Backstroke
12.42pm Women's 400m Freestyle
12.56pm Men's Para S8 100m Freestyle

There could be a medal rush for British swimmers today. England's Fran Halsall should feature in the Women's 50m Freestyle while the Women's 400m Freestyle should see the likes of Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington and Beijing bronze medallist Jo Jackson swimming in England's colours – Scotland's Caitlin McClatchey is the defending champion.

England's Lizzie Simmonds will be looking to add the Commonwealth title to the European crown in the Women's 200m Backstroke, where her rivals should include teammate Gemma Spoffarth.

In the women's 100m Breaststroke, Australia's Leisel Jones will be aiming to supplement her extensive collection of Commonwealth gold medals, which numbered seven going into these Games. England's Liam Tancock should feature in the men's equivalent.

And Welsh swimmer and Paralympic legend David Roberts will be competing in the Men's S8 100m Freestyle, hoping to add the bronze medals he won in both Manchester in 2002 and Melbourne in 2006.

Commentary comes from Andy Jameson, Adrian Moorhouse and Sharron Davies.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Friday 8 October
2.15-5.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

John Inverdale, Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson present more athletics action, including

2.15pm Women's 1500m Final
2.30pm Men's Hammer Final
2.45pm Decathlon 1500m
3.10pm Women's 10,000m Final

Lisa Dobriskey was a surprise winner of the 1500m title four years ago, but has since proved herself to be world class and will start the final as favourite.

Kenyan world champion Linet Masai is the athlete to beat in the women's 10,000m final.

Commentary comes from Steve Cram, Paul Dickenson, Jonathan Edwards, Brendan Foster and Phil Jones.

There is also action from the archery team finals, badminton team finals and gymnastics – apparatus finals

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Friday 8 October
5.00-6.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

Sue Barker and Jake Humphrey introduce the best of the late evening action with interviews with some of the day's headline makers.

Reporters in Delhi include Matthew Pinsent, Rishi Persad and Sonali Shah.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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EastEnders

Friday 8 October
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Alfie decides to pull out all the stops for Kat, forcing her into a difficult dilemma, in the week's final visit to Albert Square.

Elsewhere, Jay brings a surprise visitor to see Billy; and Carol finally lets go of Billie and allows him to celebrate his birthday into the small hours.

Alfie is played by Shane Richie, Kat by Jessie Wallace, Jay by Jamie Borthwick, Billy by Perry Fenwick, Carol by Lindsey Coulson and Billie by Devon Anderson.

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New Tricks – Good Morning Lemmings Ep 5/10

Friday 8 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong), aka new Twitter star TopCop999
Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong), aka new Twitter star TopCop999

The team reinvestigate the death of celebrated graffiti artist Danny "Flak" Tyler when graffiti claiming "I Killed Flak" starts appearing in different London locations – including where Danny's body was found four years ago, as the drama following a team of ex-policeman brought out of retirement to investigate unsolved cases from the past continues.

Originally part of graffiti gang the Maze Crew, Danny went solo, hitting the big time when wealthy art patron Sir David Bryant decided to support his work. Danny's departure from the Maze Crew and his subsequent success caused tensions within the gang which led to them disbanding shortly after he left. But could one of the gang have held a big enough grudge to have killed him?

Pullman and Halford visit Sara Hamlyn's gallery where she is holding a retrospective exhibition of Danny's work. His death has sent prices for his canvases rocketing with individual pieces fetching more than £200,000. Sir David Bryant appears to have been his greatest investor, but recent financial problems have forced him to sell all but two of Danny's works. Every picture tells a story and it is Danny's elusive final painting which could provide the team with the answer to his death.

Meanwhile, Brian Lane proves you're never too old to "tweet" when he embraces the popular phenomenon of social networking via Twitter. Giving himself the unlikely tag of TopCop999, he keeps his followers up to date with regular instalments on the life of a gritty detective. However, TopCop999's latest hobby isn't going down well in the office.

Sir David Bryant is played by Simon MacCorkindale, Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman by Amanda Redman, Jack Halford by James Bolam, Sara Hamlyn by Haydn Gwynne, Brian Lane by Alun Armstrong and Gerry Standing by Dennis Waterman.

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BBC TWO Friday 8 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Friday 8 October
8.00-11.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine and Rob Hayles present more medals from the cycling, including:

8.35am Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit Final
9.15am Men's Team Sprint Final
9.35am Men's 20km Scratch race Final

The final day of action in track cycling begins with the women's Individual Pursuit. Northern Ireland's Wendy Houvenhaghel won Olympic silver in Beijing two years ago and a gold in Delhi would atone for her disappointment at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, when she was disqualified in this event. Competing for England will be multiple Paralympic champion Sarah Storey.

Scotland will be trying to defend their men's Team Sprint title before the cycling competition at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex closes with the men's Scratch race, in which Mark Cavendish so memorably won the Isle of Man's first Commonwealth cycling gold four years ago.

Commentary comes from Hugh Porter, Chris Boardman and Jill Douglas.

There are also highlights of the morning sessions of the athletics and swimming heats and news of other British competitors in action.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Live event/outside broadcast Interactive TV High Definition programme
Friday 8 October
1.00-2.15pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Clare Balding and John Inverdale present more swimming and athletics action from the Commonwealth Games, including:

1.10pm Women's 50m Backstroke
1.21pm Men's 200m Individual Medley
1.34pm Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Australia's women are likely to be favourites in the Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay, having won the event at every Games since 1990. The other finals are the Women's 50m Backstroke and the Men's 200m Individual Medley, which was won by Scotland's Gregor Tait in 2006.

1.15pm Men's 110m Hurdles Final
1.35pm Men's 400m Semi-final
1.55pm Women's 400m Final

Home Nations athletes harbour strong medal chances in the men's sprint hurdle and women's 400m finals. Scotland hurdler Chris Baillie and England's recently crowned European champion Andy Turner are looking to improve on silver and bronze respectively four years ago, while Christine Ohuruogu defends the Commonwealth title she won in Melbourne.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Commonwealth Games 2010 – Games Today

Interactive TV High Definition programme
Friday 8 October
7.00-8.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Sue Barker and Jake Humphrey introduce the action from day five of the Commonwealth Games.

Forty-three Gold medals were won today including medals in athletics, swimming and the final day of track cycling. Viewers can see highlights of the key action as it affected competitors from the home countries.

Commonwealth Games 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. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Rob Brydon Show Ep 4/6

Friday 8 October
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO

With a classy Newport backdrop behind him, The Rob Brydon Show sees Rob interview a top guest in his unique manner, show off his own musical talent with a first-class music act, and indulge in some cheeky audience banter. By way of an intermission from wall-to-wall Rob, there is also stand-up from a comedian hand-picked by Rob.

Tonight, Rob discusses retirement, Eurovision and the infamous trouser incident with broadcasting legend Sir Terry Wogan. There's also a touching duet with Sharleen Spiteri, and stand-up comedy from Hal Cruttenden.

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Later ... With Jools Holland Ep 4/10

High Definition programme
Friday 8 October
11.45pm-12.45am BBC TWO and BBC HD
More unmissable music with host Jools Holland
More unmissable music with host Jools Holland

As always, Friday's Later ... With Jools Holland offers a fuller buffet of performances and chat, with occasional surprises.

This week's guests include San Franciscan rock legends Steve Miller Band; hotly-tipped R&B queen Janelle Monae; nu-soul troubadour Cee-Lo Green; Senegalese superstar Cheikh Lô; and London's premier rock rebels The Jim Jones Revue.

For additional exclusive content, the Later... website features exclusive performances and interviews with acts on each week's show.

Later Live ... With Jools Holland 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 Friday 8 October 2010
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Songwriters' Circle Ep 2/4

Friday 8 October
Time to be confirmed BBC FOUR

Justin Currie, Chris Difford and Boo Hewerdine are this week's featured artists as BBC Four continues to combine great singer-songwriters for unique concerts celebrating the craft of the song, in a month-long celebration of the singer-songwriter.

Filmed at Bush Hall on Uxbridge Road in West London, these special concerts see three singer-songwriters perform their classic songs in turn, while helping each other out musically with harmonies and the odd guitar part. The artists only meet an hour or two before going onstage and, in between performances, take viewers inside their work, chatting about their songs, their history and background.

This week's songwriters – Justin Currie, formerly of Del Amitri, who wrote hits including Nothing Ever Happens; Chris Difford, who mixes his solo work with Squeeze hits such as Up The Junction; and Boo Hewerdine, formerly of The Bible and perhaps best known for writing Patience Of Angels for Eddi Reader – compare notes on songwriting, life after Top Of The Pops and the male menopause.

The concerts provide an intimate evening with some of the world's best singer-songwriters and some well-loved songs.

Songwriters' Circle is part of BBC Four's month-long celebration of the singer-songwriter. Programming also includes Singer-Songwriters At The BBC, four hour-long episodes exploring a rich vein of BBC archive singer-songwriter performances – including Neil Diamond, Elton John and Billy Joel – which transmits alongside Songwriters' Circle on Friday evenings. The channel also features a series of classic In Concert performances from the early Seventies, featuring James Taylor, Carole King, Neil Young and Cat Stevens; plus recent concerts by the likes of James Taylor, Carole King and Leonard Cohen.

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