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BBC ONE Saturday 30 October 2010

Football Focus

Saturday 30 October
12.15-1.00pm BBC ONE

Dan Walker and guests look ahead to the weekend's big games, including Manchester United's match against Tottenham Hotspur. It is now a remarkable 67 matches since Spurs won an away match at Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool – a record they are desperate to end.

Elsewhere, there is a London derby between Arsenal and West Ham. In Scotland, Rangers face a tricky match against Inverness.


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Darts – World Masters

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 30 October
1.00-4.30pm BBC ONE

Hull's City Hall plays host for the first time to the World Masters, the oldest established major in world darts. Celebrating its 37th year, the tournament attracts hundreds of players from around the globe.

First up this afternoon, reigning BDO World Champion Martin Adams takes centre stage as the round-of-16 nears its conclusion. No. 5 seed Tony O'Shea follows him to the oche before quarter-final matches get under way, with players continuing the battle for the £25,000 first prize.

Colin Murray and Bobby George introduce the action, with commentary from Tony Green and David Croft.


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Strictly Come Dancing

Live event/outside broadcastHigh Definition programme
Saturday 30 October
6.25-7.55pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli judge the dancers
Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli judge the dancers

Viewers can expect chills and thrills as Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly host tonight's Strictly Halloween special, which is sure to make pulses run and spines tingle.

The celebrities and their partners perform a range of different ballroom and Latin dances but with a spooky twist. Some couples will be a treat but some will need a trick to save them from comments from the ever-watchful Strictly judges, Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Alesha Dixon.

Also in tonight's programme, the professionals perform a hair-raising all-male Paso Doble, which is not to be missed.

Tomorrow's results show reveals who goes and who stays 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 8/13

Saturday 30 October
7.55-8.40pm BBC ONE

Arthur embarks on a solitary quest to retrieve the Golden Trident from the Fisher King and prove himself worthy of the Camelot throne, as the fantasy drama continues.

With the Prince beyond the protection of the citadel, Morgana sees an opportunity to use her dark magic and gives him a precious bracelet containing a Phoenix Eye. She insists he wears it at all times for protection but it saps him of his life force and he is left defenceless in the Fisher King's perilous realm.

With the help of Gwaine, can Merlin reach him in time and fulfil his own quest to protect the future king of Camelot?

Bradley James plays Arthur, Donald Sumpter plays The Fisher King, Katie McGrath plays Morgana, Eoin Macken plays Gwaine, Colin Morgan plays Merlin and Warwick Davis plays Grettir.


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Casualty – No Place Like Home

Saturday 30 October
8.55-9.45pm BBC ONE

With the threat of an inspection looming, Kirsty collapses at work and Mads makes another mistake in Casualty – No Place Like Home.

Jordan rallies the troops – they're due an inspection any time in the next two weeks and he hopes Tess's staff are up to scratch. Big Mac and Noel theorise with Mads that the inspector might take the form of a "mystery shopper" and Mads assumes that hypochondriac patient Alan must be the inspector so prioritises him at the expense of other patients.

Zoe is annoyed that Mads didn't keep an eye on her patient as requested but stands up to Jordan when he questions what went wrong. Mads feels she's failed but learns another important lesson when Zoe tells her if she wants to fit in, she must never admit to being in the wrong.

Kirsty is having trouble sleeping so she takes a sleeping tablet. But she has mistaken the time and, as soon as she takes it, she receives a phone call – she's late for work. Tess is furious and warns Kirsty that she might have to face a formal investigation. Struggling to stay awake and keep her mind on the job, Kirsty tricks Adam into prescribing Ritalin for a mystery patient. Kirsty takes it but, after her cocktail of drugs, she collapses in the shower.

Mads discovers her in the shower and she and Adam sneak her into a cubicle, away from the beady eyes of Tess. Adam is forced to shock her and, when she comes round, he tries to talk to her but she says she just needs to sleep. He commandeers the on-call room for her to have some rest.

Meanwhile Kirsty's tight-lipped husband, Warren, arrives at the hospital complaining that Kirsty is late home from work. Despite Adam's protests, Warren insists on driving Kirsty home. Kirsty gets into bed at home but Warren watches as she lies awake. She's exhausted but, for some reason, she just can't sleep...

Kirsty is played by Lucy Gaskell, Mads by Hasina Haque, Jordan by Michael French, Tess by Suzanne Packer, Big Mac by Charles Dale, Noel by Tony Marshall, Zoe by Sunetra Sarker, Adam by Tristan Gemmill and Warren by Stephen Lord.


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Match Of The Day

Saturday 30 October
10.30-11.50pm BBC ONE

Gary Lineker, Alan Hansen and Lee Dixon cast their eyes over the day's Premier League fixtures, with Manchester United facing Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs have failed to win at Old Trafford since a certain Mr Lineker scored the winner in a 1-0 victory in 1989.

Champions Chelsea face an away trip to Blackburn Rovers, who held them to a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park last season.

Struggling West Ham travel across London to face a daunting fixture with Arsenal, but the Hammers have a decent record against their London rivals, having lost only twice in their last five visits to play on the Gunners' home patch.


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