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BBC ONE Friday 8 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh 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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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh 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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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh 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 broadcastInteractive TVHigh 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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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh 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 TVHigh 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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The Song Of Lunch

Friday 8 October
9.00-9.50pm BBC TWO

To mark National Poetry Day on 7 October, Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson star in a powerful and visually arresting film, The Song Of Lunch.

A dramatisation of Christopher Reid's narrative poem, the film tells the story of an unnamed book editor (Rickman) who, 15 years after their break-up, is meeting his former love (Thompson) for a nostalgic lunch at the Soho restaurant they used to frequent.

She is now living a glamorous life in Paris, married to a world-renowned writer, whilst he has failed in his writing career, detests his mundane publishing job, and regrets the end of their love affair.

When he arrives at the restaurant he finds it under new management and much changed, and this seems to fuel his resentment about growing older and being left behind. The stage is set for an emotional and bittersweet reunion. As the wine flows, and the couple rake over their failed relationship, nostalgia turns to recrimination.

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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
11.50pm-12.50am 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
10.15-11.15pm 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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