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BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD
Saturday 19 March 2011
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Football Focus

Saturday 19 March
12.15-1.00pm BBC ONE

Dan Walker and guests preview the weekend's football action and look back at the major talking points of the past seven days, in this week's edition of Football Focus.

Manchester United's quest for a record 19th title continues today as they host Bolton, a side who twice led the Red Devils in the draw at the Reebok Stadium earlier this season. Title challengers Arsenal, meanwhile, are at West Brom, who registered a shock 3-2 victory over the Gunners at the Emirates back in September.

By now, the quarter-final line-up for the Champions League will be confirmed and there will be time to reflect on how Manchester United and Chelsea fared in their midweek last 16 second-leg matches.

And it's Scottish League Cup final weekend with old rivals Celtic and Rangers meeting at Hampden Park, in what will be the sixth Old Firm clash of the season.

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Six Nations Rugby – Scotland v Italy

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 19 March
2.00-4.30pm BBC ONE

Jason Mohammad introduces live coverage from Murrayfield, where Scotland meet Italy as the final round of this year's Six Nations matches gets under way.

Five of Italy's seven victories in the championship have come against the Scots, including last year when the Azzurri won 16-12. And who can forget the day 11 years ago when they memorably shocked Scotland 34-20 in the very first Six Nations match?

Match commentary comes courtesy of Conor McNamara and Andy Nicol.

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Six Nations Rugby – Ireland v England

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 19 March
4.30-7.15pm BBC ONE
John Inverdale is in Dublin as the Six Nations competition reaches a thrilling conclusion
John Inverdale is in Dublin as the Six Nations competition reaches a thrilling conclusion

John Inverdale is at the Aviva Stadium for live coverage of Ireland v England.

England have not won in Dublin since their 42-6 victory secured the Grand Slam in 2003. Martin Johnson was the captain that day and lifted the World Cup later that year but has suffered defeat both times he has faced Ireland as England's team manager.

Joining John in the studio are Jeremy Guscott and Keith Wood, while match commentary is provided by Eddie Butler and Brian Moore.

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Six Nations Rugby – France v Wales

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 19 March
7.30-10.00pm BBC ONE

Gabby Logan is at the Stade de France in Paris where the 2011 Six Nations reaches a conclusion with France hosting Wales.

Les Bleus were victorious in this fixture two years ago and also beat the Welsh 26-20 in Cardiff on their way to winning the Grand Slam last year.

Match commentary comes from Andrew Cotter and former Wales fly-half Jonathan Davies.

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Match Of The Day

Saturday 19 March
10.30-11.50pm BBC ONE

Gary Lineker introduces highlights from today's Premier League matches. Title hopefuls Manchester United hosted Bolton, who led twice when the sides drew 2-2 at the Reebok Stadium in September. Arsenal were looking for revenge on West Brom, who upset the Gunners 3-2 at the Emirates earlier this season.

Tottenham met fellow London side West Ham, while there was also a West Midlands derby between Aston Villa and Wolves. Elsewhere, Blackburn and Blackpool were involved in an all-Lancashire battle at Ewood Park.

The other games saw Stoke play host to Newcastle and Birmingham travel to Wigan, while Everton and Fulham met at Goodison Park.

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BBC TWO Saturday 19 March 2011
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My Life – Big Brother Ep 5/5

Saturday 19 March
11.15-11.45am BBC TWO

Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis narrates Big Brother, the final film in the current run of My Life, which follows 14-year-old Ethan and his younger brother Aidan, 10, who has a form of dwarfism called skeletal dysplasia. With their father working shifts, Ethan regularly has to help to care for Aidan and his mother, Michelle, who also has the condition.

This moving and yet uplifting programme follows the two siblings in their daily lives and as they each face up to a big challenge in their lives. Aidan has to make it up the stairs unaided, as part of his recovery after a major operation on his legs, and Ethan has to regain his confidence after a spate of nasty bullying related to his mother and brother's condition. The emotional and physical bullying Ethan experienced has affected him badly and the whole family has been dealing with its aftermath for many months. He now hopes to put it behind him and pursue his dream of DJing at the end-of-year disco at his new school.

In order to reach his goal, Aidan needs to get in the pool for some physiotherapy lessons, but first he has to overcome his fear of water. In between looking after the family and helping Aidan to buy a new wheelchair, Ethan manages to find time to hone his DJing skills. But will he manage to mix the music in time and choose the tracks that will keep everyone dancing? And how will his school friends react when they meet his little brother for the first time?

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BBC THREE Saturday 19 March 2011
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Frankenstein's Wedding ... Live In Leeds

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 19 March
8.00-9.20pm BBC THREE (Schedule addition 4 March)

Frankenstein's Wedding ... Live In Leeds is an ambitious music and drama event that explores Mary Shelley's iconic story through contemporary performance and cutting-edge musical content.

For one night only, the city of Leeds plays host to a spectacular live TV event – the marriage of scientist Victor Frankenstein and his bride-to-be, Elizabeth. This bold re-imagining of the thrilling masterpiece is set against the gothic magnificence of Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds, for a one-of-a-kind performance which brings the passion, emotion and horror from the classic tale to a live audience of 12,000, as well as for BBC Three viewers at home.

The event centres on the lavish society wedding of Dr Victor Frankenstein, played by Andrew Gower (Monroe and Spotlight Prize Winner 2010), to his childhood sweetheart, Elizabeth Lavenza, played by Lacey Turner (EastEnders and Being Human).

As the fretful bride prepares for the ceremony, Victor's Creature, played by David Harewood (Blood Diamond and Doctor Who) makes his way through the streets of Leeds, towards the wedding.

The audience sees the world through the Creature's eyes – how he is rejected for the way he looks and his desire to belong; how he feels when Victor breaks his promise to make him a female companion, realising his existence will continue to be lonely and loveless. He is driven to murderous revenge – as Frankenstein's Wedding ... Live In Leeds builds, at breakneck speed, to a climactic final confrontation between Creature and his creator.

Mark Williams (Fast Show and Harry Potter) appears as Victor's father, Alphonse Frankenstein, and Jemima Rooper (Lost In Austen and Bouquet Of Barbed Wire) takes up the role of Justine Moritz, Elizabeth's best friend and bridesmaid.

In a unique take on audience participation, a crowd of thousands attend the event in their best wedding outfits playing a real role as wedding guests.

Through workshops organised by BBC Learning and run by Phoenix Dance Theatre prior to the event, the audience also forms part of a mass celebratory wedding dance live on the night.

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