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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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