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Sunday 9 October 2011

Formula 1 – Japanese Grand Prix

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 9 October
6.00-9.10am BBC ONE
2.40-4.40pm BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey introduces live coverage of the Japanese Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel cruised to victory at Suzuka last year and admitted afterwards that the circuit's high-speed corners were ideally suited to the strengths of his Red Bull car. Great Britain's Lewis Hamilton will be hoping for better luck after his travails in Japan last year. After qualifying, he was demoted to eighth position on the grid but battled back to fourth until he lost third gear with just 10 laps remaining and was overtaken by his McLaren team-mate Jenson Button.

The race can be seen again on BBC One from 1.15-3.15pm.


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Strictly Come Dancing – Results

High Definition programme
Sunday 9 October
7.25-8.00pm BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD

Following last night's ballroom bonanza, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman reveal the first results of Strictly Come Dancing 2011. Which fleet-footed dancers will quickstep to the next round of the competition, and which couple will be the first to leave?

Special guest singer Will Young takes to the ballroom stage to perform his new single, Come On, from his chart-topping album Echoes.

Strictly Come Dancing is simulcast on the BBC One HD channel.


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High Definition programme
Sunday 9 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD

A controversial religious leader has his appeal for parole rejected and sends two recently released inmates on a revenge suicide mission, as the final series of the spy drama continues. One of the inmates is Ashur, who has been passing on intelligence to MI5 while in prison.

Section D needs Ashur to gather Intel and he is committed to MI5 on condition that his daughter becomes a UK citizen. But things go disastrously wrong when his daughter is kidnapped by the bombers and used as collateral, putting Harry in an impossible position. Will he choose to save the life of an asset's daughter, or the lives of hundreds of members of the public?

Meanwhile, a startling attempt is made on Elena Gavrik's life and Harry's suspicions about CIA deputy-director Jim Coaver are compounded.

Ashur is played by Asif Khan, Erin Watts by Lara Pulver, Elena Gavrik by Alice Krige, Harry Pearce by Peter Firth and Jim Coaver by William Hope.


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BBC TWO Sunday 9 October 2011

Rugby League – Super League Grand Final

Sunday 9 October
4.30-5.30pm BBC TWO

Clare Balding introduces highlights of the Super League Grand Final from Old Trafford as another pulsating season draws to a climax.

Warrington were the winners of this year's Super League Leaders' Shield and it was the first time the Wolves had finished the regular season in the top spot since 1973. In last year's final, Wigan beat their arch rivals St Helens 22-10 to win their first Grand Final in 12 years.

New Zealander Thomas Leuluai was the man of the match and winner of the Harry Sunderland Trophy.


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Fry's Planet Word Ep 3/4

Sunday 9 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO
Stephen Fry examines the ways language is used and abused
Stephen Fry examines the ways language is used and abused

Stephen Fry looks at the ways language is used and abused as Fry's Planet Word continues. While not everyone approves of "bad" language, Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication the world over.

He undergoes an MRI scan and discovers the parts of the brain associated with swearing. He meets a woman with Tourette's Syndrome as well as a stroke patient who can't help using the F-word.

Stephen participates with Brian Blessed in some colourful experiments to examine how swearing might help relieve pain, and discusses the positive and negative power of "bad" words in humour and social intercourse with Armando Iannucci, Stephen K Amos and Omid Djalili. He discovers how people use double entendres, euphemisms and politesse to hide the truth.

Finally, Stephen meets nurses, sailors, teenagers and rappers to discover how slang and jargon can both aid and thwart clear communication, but ultimately add to the richness and texture of language.


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