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BBC ONE Saturday 16 October 2010

Football Focus

Saturday 16 October
12.15-1.00pm BBC ONE

Dan Walker and guests look ahead to the weekend's football action, including tomorrow's Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool. Elsewhere, Manchester United host West Brom and Arsenal face Birmingham.


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Strictly Come Dancing

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Saturday 16 October
6.00-7.45pm BBC ONE and BBC HD (Copy updated 7 October)

Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly present as the glitzy couples dance for the second time in the celebrity dancing competition. Having seen each other perform for the first time last week, the contest is sure to start heating up as they take on another brand new dance – either the quickstep or a rumba.

On their third outing, the celebrities and their pro partners need to make sure they have listened to the judges' comments and taken them on board to truly impress. Who will stand out and shine on the dance floor and who will need a lot more practice? Tomorrow's results show will reveal who will be leaving the competition and who will stay to dance another week.

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 6/13

Saturday 16 October
7.45-8.35pm BBC ONE

Arthur is pressured into an arranged marriage with a visiting princess, Elena, as the fantasy drama continues. Yet Merlin has reservations when he discovers Elena may not be exactly who she claims to be.

While trying to uncover Elena's dark secret, Merlin learns that Elena's nanny is a Pixie. But who is she working for? And what do they have to gain from her marriage to Arthur – the heir to the throne of Camelot? Can Merlin get to the bottom of this mystery before Arthur makes the biggest mistake of his life?

Colin Morgan plays Merlin, Bradley James plays Arthur and Georgia King plays Princess Elena.


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Casualty – Reasons Unknown

Saturday 16 October
8.45-9.35pm BBC ONE

It's the day of the memorial for the college shooting and Jeff and Simone finally face their demons in a bid to come to terms with what happened, as the medical drama continues.

Jordan, Adam and Henry attend the memorial. Left alone for the day, Ruth is determined to prove she is adept at managing the department. When Devlan, the college gunman, is brought into the ED from prison, Ruth takes full responsibility for his treatment and orders that his handcuffs be removed. However, Ruth struggles to deal with him as he's not sorry for what he did and refuses to cooperate. Can Ruth get to the bottom of why he did what he did?

Kirsty is convinced that Simone is suffering from hysterical paralysis so wants to unlock her memories to help her recover the use of her legs. Against all orders, she takes Simone to the memorial. Simone is traumatised by the small amount she can remember and has to be taken back to the ED where she is confronted with Devlan. Distraught on hearing Devlan's voice, she manages to find the strength to stand up and run away. But will she finally recall what has happened?

Jeff is struggling to confront what happened on the day of the shooting. Dixie does her best to help him open up to her. Will Jeff finally admit to Dixie that his actions weren't as heroic as they were made out to be?

Meanwhile, Adam and Kirsty go the pub and their attraction to one another is undeniable. But waiting at home for Kirsty is controlling husband Warren...

Jeff is played by Matt Bardock, Simone by Jayne Wisener, Jordan by Michael French, Adam by Tristan Gemmill, Henry by Tom Chadbon, Ruth by Georgia Taylor, Devlan by Nathan McMullen, Kirsty by Lucy Gaskell, Dixie by Jane Hazlegrove and Warren by Stephen Lord.


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Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow Ep 5/6

High Definition programme
Saturday 16 October
10.00-10.30pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

Michael McIntyre takes his Comedy Roadshow to the Hippodrome in Bristol as he continues to add humour to Saturday nights. Headlining is Mighty Boosh star Noel Fielding with additional performances from Seann Walsh, Mike Gunn and Hal Cruttenden.

Michael is visiting six of the UK's most prestigious live theatre venues, unearthing a raft of comedy’s brightest new talent and finest comedians en route, in this second series of his Bafta-nominated show.

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 16 October
10.30-11.50pm BBC ONE

Gary Lineker presents highlights from today's Premier League matches, including Chelsea's trip to Aston Villa. New boss Gerard Houllier could not have chosen more difficult opponents for his first home game in the Villa dug-out. The Blues beat Villa 3-0 in last season's FA Cup semi-finals and also put seven goals past them in their most recent league meeting.

West Brom head to Old Trafford looking for their first away win at Manchester United since 1978. Arsenal take on Birmingham at the Emirates Stadium, while Fulham face London rivals Tottenham. Elsewhere, Bolton meet Stoke, Newcastle play Wigan and Wolves take on West Ham.


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BBC TWO Saturday 16 October 2010

Live 'n' Deadly Ep 5/10

Saturday 16 October
9.00-10.00am BBC TWO and CBBC

Steve Backshall and Naomi Wilkinson make a splash in Norfolk where there is plenty of action unfolding on the water.

They are joined by Blue Peter presenter and record-breaking Amazon adventurer Helen Skelton. A goshawk swoops in to demonstrate her deadly skills and a mountain biking mission leads to a Live 'n' Deadly gang getting up close to some Red Kites.

Plus Steve turns up in Norwich on Sunday with his Deadly Day Out – where members of the public get the chance to see Steve and a selection of deadly animals in action.


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