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Saturday 20 August 2011

Rugby Union – Wales v Argentina

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 20 August
2.00-4.30pm BBC ONE

John Inverdale presents live coverage from the Millennium Stadium, as Wales continue their build up for the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand against Argentina, surprise semi-finalists from four years ago.

The two sides have met 12 times in total with Wales emerging victorious on eight occasions, including a 33-16 win at the Millennium Stadium in their most recent encounter in November 2009, as Shane Williams stole the show by running in two tries.

Commentary comes from Eddie Butler and Jonathan Davies.


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Casualty – Starting Out

Saturday 20 August
8.55-9.45pm BBC ONE

Two new nurses join the team as Scarlett and Lloyd start their first shift in the ED, while teaching assistant, Harry – played by Lee Mead – also comes unstuck in his new job, as the drama continues.

Charlie launches into his spiel about the "importance of caring", as he welcomes Scarlett and Lloyd to Holby ED. Lloyd is confident and gets off to a racing start – saving the life of his first patient in resus – but Scarlett is nervous and seems convinced that her skills lie more in flirting with consultants than in patient care.

Across town, Harry has also got first day nerves. He is immediately involved in an altercation with problem student Lee. When a more experienced teacher also gets it wrong and lashes out, Harry is forced to choose between the student and his colleague.

Casualty stars Madeleine Mantock as Scarlett, Michael Obiora as Lloyd and Derek Thompson as Charlie with Lee Mead as Harry.


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John Bishop's Britain Ep 4/6

Saturday 20 August
9.45-10.15pm BBC ONE

John Bishop continues his comedy and entertainment show, which is filmed in front of a live audience in Manchester and presents viewers with a mix of stand-up and short sketches interspersed with real-life stories and opinions of celebrities and the Great British public.

John also performs a stand-up set based on universal themes.

In show four, John tackles the British obsession with all things furry – animals. Starting out with what animals mean to us as a nation, John goes on to discuss first pets, the horror of badly behaved pets and one of the biggest animal questions of all – which are better, dogs or cats?

John is firmly in the dog camp and has a story about his beloved German Shepherd, Chewie, to back it up. Along the way, viewers hear funny animal-based stories from members of the public and celebrities alike. Highlights include Eamonn Holmes confessing that he is scared of most animals; Louise Redknapp talking about her hamster, Buttons; and Gregg Wallace letting slip that his wife’s whippet, urinated on her wedding dress.


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BBC TWO Saturday 20 August 2011

Rugby Union – Ireland v France

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 20 August
4.45-7.00pm BBC TWO

John Inverdale presents live coverage from the Aviva Stadium as Ireland host France, with both countries looking to hone their World Cup preparations.

Four years ago the northern hemisphere duo were drawn together in the same World Cup pool, with host-nation France winning the must-win Group D encounter 25-3, a result that ultimately ended Ireland's hopes of reaching the quarter-finals.

It's France's second trip to Dublin this year having narrowly beaten Declan Kidney's men 25-22 in the Six Nations competition last February. Morgan Parra was the French hero on the day as his five penalties helped secure the win off the back of some poor Irish discipline.

Commentary comes from Andrew Cotter and Phillip Matthews.


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Prom 49 – Brahms's Symphony No. 4

High Definition programme
Saturday 20 August
9.00-11.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Katie Derham introduces two masterworks by Brahms performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Bernard Haitink, giving their second Prom of the season, from London's Royal Albert Hall.

The concert begins with Brahms's mighty Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by international soloist Emanuel Ax. In the second half is Symphony No. 4, the composer's final and best-loved symphony. A sideways look at Brahms and his music features during the interval.

BBC Proms 2011 are simulcast on the award-winning BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel available through Freesat 109, Freeview 54, Sky 169 and Virgin 187.


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