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BBC ONE Saturday 9 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Saturday 9 October
9.00am-12.00noon BBC ONE and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine and Clare Balding introduce more action from the 19th Commonwealth Games in Delhi, including highlights from the morning sessions in athletics and swimming plus action from the first of the boxing quarter-final sessions, where all winners are guaranteed at least a bronze medal. Commentary comes from Jim Neilly and Richie Woodhall.

From 10am, alongside the boxing, there are also highlights of two key preliminary matches in the hockey competitions as England's men take on New Zealand, while England's women face Malaysia. And in the archery competition, this morning sees the Individual Compound finals.

Andy Jameson, Adrian Moorhouse and Sharron Davies are poolside at the SPM Swimming Complex for more event finals, including:

11.30am Men's 50m Freestyle
11.34am Women's 200m Butterfly
11.47am Women's Para S9 100m Butterfly
11.54am Men's 200m Breaststroke

Today's finals include the fastest race in the pool – the Men's 50m Freestyle, where it will take little over 20 seconds to decide the medals and where Australia's Eamon Sullivan will be one of the favourites. Fellow Australian Jessicah Schipper should be the woman to beat in the 200m Butterfly, while her team-mate Brenton Rickard will be one of the favourites in the Men's 200m Breaststroke.

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
Saturday 9 October
2.15-5.20pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
Denise Lewis gives her expert views on the athletics from Delhi
Denise Lewis gives her expert views on the athletics from Delhi

John Inverdale is joined by Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson for more athletics action, including:

2.30pm Men's 400m Final
2.35pm Women's Javelin Final
2.40pm Men's 800m Semi Final
3.15pm Heptathlon 800m

Three more gold medals are decided in the athletics arena, with the highlight expected to be a riveting men's 400m final. Jamaican pair Jermaine Gonzales and Ricardo Chambers have been the Commonwealth's outstanding performers this year, both improving on their lifetime best. Rob Tobin leads the Home Nations' challenge in the absence of European medallists Michael Bingham and Martyn Rooney.

The commentators are Steve Cram, Paul Dickenson, Jonathan Edwards, Brendan Foster and Phil Jones

There is also action from the women's singles tennis final, the table-tennis team gold, more boxing quarter-finals and both Scottish hockey teams – the women versus Australia and the men against India.

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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Strictly Come Dancing

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Saturday 9 October
5.45-7.40pm BBC ONE

Tonight in the celebrity dance competition, all 14 couples perform brand new dances and go head-to-head for the first time in a battle to win the admiration of both the judges and the public to secure those all-important votes.

This week the public get to vote for the first time, and with Bruno, Len, Alesha and Craig's points counting for half of the couple's final scores, it will be the first time to compare whether the viewers and the judges agree.

For the results, viewers can tune in tomorrow night (Sunday) to see who's sailing through to next week, and who will be sailing off in to the Strictly sunset.

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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Merlin Ep 5/13

Saturday 9 October
7.40-8.25pm BBC ONE
Can Merlin (Colin Morgan) change the course of destiny?
Can Merlin (Colin Morgan) change the course of destiny?

Merlin has an unexpected meeting with the mysterious Taliesin, as the fantasy drama continues. The wizened old sorcerer takes the young warlock to the crystal cave and shows him a glimpse of the future. But this gift turns out to be more of a curse when, to his horror, Merlin sees Morgana... set to kill Uther.

Merlin knows he must do all that he can to stop the future from playing out. But changing the pages of destiny is a dangerous game and his actions have fatal consequences. With the whole of Camelot in a state of grief can the young warlock undo the damage he has caused, or is it too late?

Merlin is played by Colin Morgan, Taliesin by Karl Johnson, Morgana by Katie McGrath and King Uther by Anthony Head

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Casualty – Eliminate The Negative

Saturday 9 October
9.20-10.10pm BBC ONE

Michelle Collins returns as Camille to tear a strip off the hard-working medical staff of Holby Hospital's Emergency Department as the drama continues in the world's longest-running prime-time medical series, Casualty.

Simone Lewis is brought back into the ED after breathing difficulties following a fall. When she explains the circumstances leading up to the fall, Kirsty suspects she has suffered a panic attack and suggests to Camille that Simone might be suffering hysterical paralysis. Camille is furious that Kirsty appears to be putting the blame on Simone and a nasty confrontation ensues. Can feisty Kirsty keep her cool under extreme provocation?

Lenny admits to Chrissie that he knows she's an undercover newspaper reporter but can he convince her to run a positive news story about the ED instead?

Parents at Holby College want to give Jeff a bravery award for going over and above the call of duty during the shooting. Jordan is delighted with the positive PR but Jeff is deeply unhappy about the attention and vents his frustration by beating up a patient who has been taunting him. Just what is troubling the normally placid paramedic?

Jordan is determined to change the public's perception of the ED and issues Holby City health check forms to give patients the opportunity to assess the staff. But the results aren't quite what he hopes for when the tea lady scores top marks!

Camille is played by Michelle Collins, Simone Lewis by Jayne Wisener, Kirsty by Lucy Gaskell, Lenny by Steven Miller, Chrissie by Rebecca Calder, Jeff by Matt Bardock and Jordan by Michael French.

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BBC TWO Saturday 9 October 2010
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Live 'n' Deadly Ep 5/10

Saturday 9 October
9.00-10.00am BBC TWO and CBBC (Schedule addition 28 September)

Steve Backshall and Naomi Wilkinson take the Live 'n' Deadly convoy to Northern Ireland this week, as the wildlife action and adventure series continues. Steve and Naomi also have a close up meeting with some elephants and other inhabitants of the African Savannah.

There's a whole host of deadly animals eager to get onto the show, including a leopard gecko, a bearded dragon and the more familiar, but just-as-prickly, slug-munching hedgehog.

Steve and Naomi meet one of the UK's deadliest birds of prey, the Golden Eagle, which has been re-introduced to Ireland. Armed with super-powered eyesight, this fantastic bird can spot its dinner from more than a mile away.

This week's special guest is cyclist Mark Beaumont, current world record holder for the fastest circumnavigation of the world by bicycle. Mark travelled 18,296 miles in 194 days and 17 hours, beating the previous record by an astonishing 81 days.

Steve dons his climbing gear for another big adventure in search of sea birds and sets a group of kids a deadly mission deep inside a dark damp cave.

Steve will also be turning up in Belfast on Sunday with his Deadly Day Out, where members of the public can get the chance to see him and some amazing British wildlife in action.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Saturday 9 October
12.00noon-2.15pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Clare Balding and John Inverdale have more action from the pool as they introduce live coverage of the swimming finals, including:

12.07pm Women's 400m Individual Medley
12.21pm Men's Para S10 Freestyle
12.35pm Men's 1500m Freestyle
1.07pm Women's 4x100m Medley
1.21pm Men's 4x100m Medley

Scotland's Hannah Miley finished an impressive fourth in the women's 400m Individual Medley as a 16-year-old Commonwealth Games debutante in 2006 and, having claimed gold at the European Championships in Budapest in August, she will be looking to get among the medals in her favourite event.

Welsh star David Davies will be defending his 1500m Freestyle title in the longest and last of the individual swimming events – but his rivals will include Canadian Ryan Cochrane.

And in traditional style, the swimming programme is completed with the Men's and Women's Medley Relays, which always prove an exciting climax to proceedings.

The action switches to the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex for more athletics action, including:

1.15pm Women's 200m Round 1
1.20pm Men's High Jump Final
1.30pm Men's Long Jump Final
1.40pm Men's 200m Round 2
1.55pm Women's Shot Final
2.10pm Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final

European bronze medallists Martyn Bernard and Chris Tomlinson attempt to add to their medal collection against the Commonwealth's best in Delhi, in the high jump and long jump respectively.

Abi Oyepitan and Joice Maduaka line up in the heats of the women's 200m for England. Northern Ireland's Anna Boyle progressed the furthest of any home nation competitor in Melbourne four years ago, but was eliminated at the semi-final stage.

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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Britain's Biggest Book Prize – A Village Decides

Saturday 9 October
5.55-6.25pm BBC TWO

This Culture Show special celebrates the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Presenter and film maker Tim Samuels returns to the Scottish village of Comrie in Perthshire to ask the locals for their verdict on this year's Man Booker shortlist, made up of the following six books: Parrot And Olivier In America by Peter Carey; Room by Emma Donoghue; In A Strange Room by Damon Galgut; The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson; The Long Song by Andrea Levy; and C by Tom McCarthy.

Tim has been to Comrie on Booker business for the Culture Show twice before, so as he makes his way around the town to hand out the shortlisted books, he meets many of the characters who have taken up his reading challenge in previous years, from the butcher and the vicar to the lord of the manor.

After three weeks of intensive reading, during which they had a chance to talk to the shortlisted writers, the people of Comrie give their verdict on who should win the Man Booker Prize this year. The Comrie's winner will be announced at a special village fete with the local pipe band in attendance.

In their previous Booker reading marathons for the Culture Show, the people of Comrie's book choice hasn't matched that of the official judges. Will their favourite turn out to be the winner this year?

The official 2010 winner is announced on Tuesday 12 October and BBC News programmes on TV and radio will carry reports live from the awards ceremony at London's Guildhall.

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Commonwealth Games 2010

Interactive TVHigh Definition programme
Saturday 9 October
6.55-7.55pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Thirty-two Gold medals were won today, including the conclusion of the swimming competition. Sue Barker and Jake Humphrey present highlights of all the significant action involving British teams and competitors as the Games reach the halfway stage.

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 Saturday 9 October 2010
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BBC Four World Cinema Awards 2010

Saturday 9 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC FOUR (Schedule addition 28 September)

Now in its seventh year, the annual BBC Four World Cinema Awards celebrate the best of contemporary international film-making and highlight the channel's commitment to international cinema.

The shortlist for the awards is voted for by UK-wide film writers, while The BBC Four World Cinema Achievement Award celebrates the outstanding work of an international film maker.

This year, some 200 UK-wide film writers were invited to select shortlisted films from around 280 recent releases.

The five films which polled highest were then shortlisted for the BBC Four World Cinema Award 2010.

The 2010 Shortlist is:

  • Let The Right One In, director Tomas Alfredson
  • I Am Love, director Luca Guadagnino
  • A Prophet, director Jacques Audiard
  • The White Ribbon, director Michael Haneke
  • Waltz With Bashir, director Ari Folman

A specially assembled jury will debate the films and select an overall winner. The director of the winning film, along with the recipient of the Achievement prize, will receive their awards at a special television ceremony at the BFI Southbank in London on Thursday 7 October.

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BBC PARLIAMENT Saturday 9 October 2010
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BBC Election 70

Saturday 9 October
9.00am-11.00pm BBC PARLIAMENT
L-R: Alan Watson, Cliff Michelmore and David Butler in the Election results programme BBC Election 70, BBC One 18/19 June 1970
L-R: Alan Watson, Cliff Michelmore and David Butler in the Election results programme BBC Election 70, BBC One 18/19 June 1970

BBC Parliament gives viewers a chance to relive the historic 1970 General Election, which resulted in a surprise win for the Conservatives under Ted Heath.

The 1966 Labour Government had been dogged by economic crises, forcing the devaluation of sterling in 1967. Industrial relations were consistently poor and the government upset many of its own supporters by backing the American war in Vietnam. Prime Minster Harold Wilson was also humiliated by the UK's rejected application for membership of the European Economic Community and the unpopularity of the government was shown in a record number of 15 by-election defeats during the course of the parliament.

But by 1969 a turnaround in the economy saw a rise in Labour's fortunes and the polls soon began forecasting that the government could get another chance. But the Conservatives had effectively reorganised the party machine and had a strong grassroots network in place. The Liberals' campaign suffered somewhat as they struggled to break in a new leader after Jo Grimond was succeeded by Jeremy Thorpe.

Cliff Michelmore presents the BBC Election 70 results programme, with analysis by David Butler and Robert McKenzie and interviews by Robin Day with leading political figures and commentators including Ludovic Kennedy, Kenneth Harris and Robert Carvel.

Among the interviews are: former Prime Minister Harold Wilson with David Dimbleby, the Conservative Leader Edward Heath with Michael Charlton and the Liberal Leader Jeremy Thorpe with David Lomax. And Desmond Wilcox is with the crowds in Trafalgar Square watching and commenting on the results.

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