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Sunday 23 October 2011

Reincarnation – You Only Live Twice

Sunday 23 October
1.00-1.30pm BBC ONE

In Britain one in four people say they believe in reincarnation. This ancient belief has its roots in the world's oldest organised religion, Hinduism. As Hindus prepare to celebrate Diwali the programme explores the personal stories of British Hindus who are grappling with the real meaning and demands of belief in reincarnation.

A son wanting to give his dying father an open pyre cremation is caught between his Hindu faith and British law. A disabled father has overcome suggestions that his disability is the result of bad karma from a previous life, but must now come to terms with the sudden death of his own son.

This thought-provoking film shows that belief in reincarnation is more challenging than it might at first appear and, for some Hindus, makes demands that are all too real.


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Strictly Come Dancing – Results

High Definition programme
Sunday 23 October
7.25-8.00pm BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman reveal the results of last night's spectacular Strictly Come Dancing. The score awarded to each couple by the judges will be combined with the results of the viewers' votes.

Which couples will have impressed the judges and viewers at home, and which couple will have danced their last dance and be the next to leave the competition?


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Spooks Ep 6/6

High Definition programme
Sunday 23 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD

Harry is facing deportation to America after the death of CIA agent Jim Coaver, in an action-packed Spooks finale marking the end of the adrenaline-filled spy drama. But when fresh evidence surfaces about the recent attacks on the UK and the Government's proposed alliance with Russia, Ruth and her former colleagues in Section D break him out of CIA custody.

Harry's suspicions lead him to another of his former Cold War adversaries. But events are soon thrown into turmoil when Elena Gavrik announces detailed knowledge of a planned attack on the UK. Can Harry trust her or is she playing the ultimate game of cat and mouse? In a highly dramatic climax to Spooks, what will be the cost to Harry, his team and the woman he loves most?

Harry Pearce is played by Peter Firth, Ruth Evershed by Nicola Walker and Elena Gavrik by Alice Krige.


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American Football From Wembley

Sunday 23 October
11.45pm-12.45am BBC ONE

Mark Chapman presents all the fast and furious American football action as the NFL pays its annual visit to Wembley Stadium. It's the fifth year in a row that London has hosted a regular season game, and this year's match-up sees the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Chicago Bears. The Buccaneers lost 35-7 to the New England Patriots at Wembley two years ago in what was a miserable season for the franchise, but the improvements under coach Raheem Morris are such that there are high hopes of making the play-offs this season.

The Chicago Bears have also visited Wembley – but that was in an exhibition match in 1986 featuring Super Bowl-winning stars such as Walter Payton, Jim McMahon and William "The Refrigerator" Perry. The team haven't been crowned NFL Champions since then, but are moving in the right direction under coach Lovie Smith.


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BBC TWO Sunday 23 October 2011

Fry's Planet Word – The Power And The Glory Ep 5/5

Sunday 23 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO

Storytelling has been around as long as language itself. From Homer's epic The Odyssey to Joyce's modern reinvention of it in Ulysses, taking in Shakespeare, Wodehouse, Tolkien, Orwell, Auden, Bob Dylan and even the mangled web of words that has become known as Birtspeak, Stephen uncovers why certain words can make people laugh, while others make them cry or tear their hair out.

Talking to storytellers such as screenwriter William Goldman and Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson, he looks at how character and plot are interwoven and how any rulebook on how to create the perfect story is doomed.

Shakespearean actors Simon Russell Beale, David Tennant, Brian Blessed and Mark Rylance give their take on Hamlet and the Bard. Sir Christopher Ricks argues that Bob Dylan should be considered as great a poet as any other, while Richard Curtis explains why Auden can move people to tears – and why, in the modern world, a rock lyric can do so as easily.


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