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Sunday 4 September 2011

Rowing – World Championships

Sunday 4 September
3.45-5.00pm BBC ONE

John Inverdale brings highlights from the conclusion of the World Rowing Championships from Bled, Slovenia.

Great Britain's crew in the men's four will be looking to improve on a disappointing performance at last year's championships where they missed out on a medal. With London 2012 less than a year away, they will be looking to put in a strong performance as Britain will be protecting a proud record of three straight Olympic golds in the event.

Reigning world and Olympic champions Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter will be looking to improve on a difficult season that has been blighted by both illness and injury when they go for gold in the lightweight men's double scull.


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Village SOS

Sunday 4 September
4.00-5.00pm BBC ONE

The former mining village of Newstead in Nottinghamshire had its heart ripped out when the pit closed in the Eighties, leaving unemployment and general deprivation behind it.

But the indomitable people of Newstead have big plans to make their overlooked village a tourist destination by turning the scar of the pit tips into a thriving country park, with help from a Big Lottery Fund grant.

The ideas were provided by architect Anthony Thistleton-Smith and his wife, Julia, who upped sticks from Islington in London to bring their expertise to the project. Their plans for creating a unique visitor centre, fishing lakes and money-spinning music festival, and at last giving the youth of the village something to do, all look feasible.

But as presenter Sarah Beeny finds, their best efforts appear dogged at every turn. Will the vision at last be achieved or end up being mired in the surrounding mud?


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BBC TWO Sunday 4 September 2011

Equestrian – Burghley Horse Trials

Sunday 4 September
2.00-3.45pm BBC TWO

Clare Balding presents coverage of the Burghley Horse Trials, including highlights of the cross country and live action from the day's show jumping.

Burghley is one of the equestrian world's most prestigious events and in 2010 it was the turn of Caroline Powell on Lenamore to claim victory. She became the first New Zealand-born woman to take the crown in what was her first major triumph in the sport. She finished ahead of Great Britain's William Fox-Pitt, who will be looking to put that disappointment behind him and will again be targeting a record sixth victory at the event.


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