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BBC ONE Monday 4 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh 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 broadcastInteractive TVHigh 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 broadcastInteractive TVHigh 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 broadcastInteractive TVHigh 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 TVHigh 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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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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