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BBC ONE Saturday 23 October 2010

Rugby League –
Four Nations Live: New Zealand v England

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 23 October
7.30-10.00am BBC ONE

England face co-hosts New Zealand in the opening match of the 2010 Four Nations tournament at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

England were runners-up in the inaugural Four Nations tournament last year, losing to Australia in the final at Elland Road, Leeds. A win today would put them on the way to the Brisbane final on Saturday 13 November.


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Football Focus

Saturday 23 October
12.15-1.00pm BBC ONE

Dan Walker and guests look ahead to the weekend's big games, including Chelsea's match against Wolves at Stamford Bridge – a fixture the champions have not lost since 1979.

In Scotland, it's the first Old Firm derby of the season, with Celtic and Rangers meeting at Celtic Park tomorrow.


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Gymnastics – World Championships 2010

Saturday 23 October
2.30-4.30pm BBC ONE

Gabby Logan presents highlights from the gymnastics World Championships in Rotterdam, including the final of the men's pommel horse, with Britain's Louis Smith hoping to add to the medals he won on this apparatus at the 2008 Olympics and 2007 World Championships.

Daniel Keatings, Britain's injured World Championship silver medallist, will be on hand to give his assessment of today's final.

There's also action from the women's vault and uneven bars finals. Mitch Fenner and Christine Still provide the commentary.


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Strictly Come Dancing

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Saturday 23 October
6.00-7.45pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly present Strictly Come Dancing
Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly present Strictly Come Dancing

The remaining celebrity and professional pairs perform another challenging routine hoping to impress the judges and public alike.

As ever, Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly encourage them on their way and get the reactions of the glitzy couples after they've completed their routines, but the burning question is: who is Brucie's favourite?

Tomorrow's results show reveals who will leave the competition and who will get the chance 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 7/13

Saturday 23 October
7.45-8.30pm BBC ONE
Morgana (Katie McGrath) is up to her usual tricks
Morgana (Katie McGrath) is up to her usual tricks

Gwen faces an impossible dilemma when she is forced to choose between saving the lives of her estranged brother, Elyan, or Arthur, as the mystical adventure series continues.

With one of them certain to die at the hands of Cenred, who will Gwen choose: the love of her life, or her only sibling?

Loyalty and friendships are tested to the limit as Arthur, Merlin and Gwen work together to try to find a way out. But, with Morgana and Morgause doing all they can to scupper their plans, will good conquer evil or will Gwen lose someone she loves again?

Gwen is played by Angel Coulby, Elyan by Adetomiwa Edun, Arthur by Bradley James, Cenred by Tom Ellis, Morgana by Katie McGrath and Morgause by Emilia Fox.


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Saturday 23 October
8.45-9.35pm BBC ONE

Romance blossoms behind closed doors in the Emergency Department in this week's episode of Casualty – Employee Of The Week. Meanwhile, Ruth's new scheme to boost staff morale sets the team against each other and Charlie is, literally, left holding the baby.

Ruth is determined to prove she's the perfect candidate for the role of Jordan's deputy. After attending a management training session at Jordan's request, she attempts to win over the staff by implementing an employee of the week scheme. Henry is delighted, but the gang think it's a terrible, divisive idea and cracks in their working relationships soon start to show. Despite the day's events, Jordan calls Ruth into his office at the end of the shift. Are her dreams of promotion about to come true?

Charlie is tired after a sleepless night looking after his baby grand-daughter Megan. To his horror, Megan is brought into the ED – Shona has abandoned her and isn't coming back. While Tess calls in an agency nurse to cover Charlie's shift, Charlie is frustrated to find the crèche is too busy and asks Mads to take care of her. But when a medical emergency calls Mads into resus, Megan is accidentally left in reception alone. When Charlie returns he's horrified to find that Megan has disappeared – and so has the patient with kleptomania he was previously treating.

Meanwhile, romance blossoms in the ED as Jay and Polly become closer. But Polly is frustrated that Jay doesn't seem to want their relationship to become public knowledge. And another relationship seems to be flourishing in secret as Charlie stumbles across a couple in a store cupboard that he really wishes he hadn't seen...

Ruth is played by Georgia Taylor, Charlie by Derek Thompson, Jordan by Michael French, Henry by Tom Chadbon, Tess by Suzanne Packer, Mads by Hasina Haque, Jay by Ben Turner and Polly by Sophia di Martino.


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Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow Ep 6/6

High Definition programme
Saturday 23 October
10.00-10.30pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

The Grand Theatre in Leeds is the venue for the final episode of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow with top Irish comedian Ardal O'Hanlon headlining, supported by guest turns from the brilliant Jack Whitehall, comedienne Andi Osho and Sean Collins.

Created by the team behind BBC One's Live At The Apollo, this series has visited some of the most prestigious live theatre venues in the country, unearthing a raft of comedy's brightest new talent and finest comedians en route.

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 23 October
10.30-11.50pm BBC ONE

Gary Lineker, Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer cast their eyes over the day's Premier League fixtures, with champions Chelsea in action against Wolves.

Gerard Houllier's Aston Villa visit Sunderland, hoping that Emile Heskey can lead them to victory, as he did last year with the opening goal in a 2-0 win.

West Ham welcome Newcastle to Upton Park in the evening kick-off, with former Newcastle midfielder Scott Parker hoping to put one over on the club who sold him to the Hammers for £7m three years ago.


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BBC TWO Saturday 23 October 2010

Match Of The Day Live –
Doncaster Rovers v Sheffield United

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 23 October
5.00-7.25pm BBC TWO

Colin Murray introduces live coverage of this Yorkshire derby in the Championship.

James Harper's late equaliser salvaged a draw for the Blades in this fixture last season, but Doncaster have been particularly strong at their Keepmoat Stadium so far, seeing off fellow promotion hopefuls Hull and Norwich. Can they add Sheffield United to that list?

Steve Bower and Martin Keown provide the commentary.


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CBBC Saturday 23 October 2010

Live 'n' Deadly Ep 7/10

9.00-10.00am CBBC
Saturday 23 October

Live 'n' Deadly delves deep this week to show viewers some of the amazing creatures of the sea, as Naomi Wilkinson and Steve Backshall hot-foot it to Scotland to meet plenty of underwater wonders. Steve takes a dive with some true Brits and sets some children on a mission to see some magical marine mammals. Naomi has a Dead Cute encounter, and this week's special guest is mountaineer and explorer Polly Murray.

Viewers can also interact with the show by sending in questions to Beat Backshall and submitting pictures of their pets.


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