|BBC ONE Saturday 10 May 2008|
Manish Bhasin and guests look ahead to the final weekend of the 2007/08 Barclays Premier League campaign.
The last day of the season is usually a dramatic affair and it was Wigan, West Ham and Sheffield United fans who endured a nail-biting afternoon last year as the relegation battle went right to the wire. The Hammers pulled off an unlikely win at Manchester United while Wigan condemned the Blades to the drop after beating them at Bramall Lane.
It's the penultimate round of matches in the Clydesdale SPL with Rangers playing Dundee United today, while Celtic host Hibernian tomorrow.
Viewers also have the chance to see the goals from last week's action north of the border.
BBC One brings viewers live coverage from one of the plum fifth-round ties of the Carnegie Challenge Cup.
Lesley Vainikolo, who has since switched codes to play rugby union, was Bradford's hero at this stage last year, scoring two tries as the Bulls beat Wakefield 14-4 in front of the BBC cameras at Belle Vue. Meanwhile, Wigan resisted a spirited fightback by Leeds to book their place in the quarter-finals.
The Doctor meets the most important woman of his life on the distant planet Messaline, in the middle of an endless war, as Russell T Davies's Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama continues.
But as General Cobb threatens genocide, and Martha is kidnapped by the Hath, the Doctor faces an even greater battle – can he find peace with his own child?
David Tennant plays the Doctor and Catherine Tate plays his new companion, Donna Noble. Freema Agyeman and Georgia Moffett guest star.
The seventh live show sees six girls
remaining to sing for the chance to play
Graham Norton continues the Saturday night talent search, as he introduces the seventh live show.
There's a double challenge for Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and the panel this series: to find talent for the roles of Nancy and a total of three youthful protégés to play orphaned urchin Oliver in Cameron Mackintosh's forthcoming revival of the much-loved timeless musical Oliver!.
Six girls are already out of the competition, and now six remain to sing live for the viewers' votes and the chance to play the role of Nancy in London's West End. The panel – John Barrowman, Denise Van Outen and Barry Humphries – and Andrew Lloyd Webber keep a close eye on proceedings and also select another Oliver to go through to the semi-final.
Viewers can sing along by pressing their Red button.
Stacey (Andy Newton Lee)
must face up to his alcoholism
Toby spends the night with Joanne, but is late for his night shift as he lingers to say goodbye to her, as the medical drama continues.
Zoe and Adam are still reeling from the revelation that Sean and Jessica are married. Zoe is livid that Sean didn't tell her, and Adam feels he can't trust women any more. Jessica tries to approach him, but he walks away.
Charlie, meanwhile, takes Louis to a gig, but they stop to help a girl whose car has broken down. Louis is thrilled when it turns out to be Annie War, the cool lead singer of the band he's en route to see, but he's embarrassed by his "uncool" dad.
Elsewhere, Ellie leaves Stacey at home with their son, Joey, whilst she goes off to work her night shift. Stacey can't find his stash of alcohol, and takes Joey out on "an adventure" to get some. However, they end up in the ED. Having put his son at serious risk, and injured an innocent passer-by, Stacey must now face up to his alcoholism.
A woman later comes into the ED with abdominal pain, but denies being pregnant.
Abs has tried his best to get Ruth to emotionally connect with her patients. When they treat an old lady, Mrs MacFarlane, Ruth is her typical brittle, cold self. Later on in the shift, however, Ruth manages a simple act of compassion towards her when she brings her a magazine.
As the shift ends, Adam feels that he might have acted hastily, blaming Jessica and shutting her out. He approaches her to talk but, as he starts to speak, Sean appears.
Toby is played by Matthew Needham, Zoe by Sunetra Sarker, Adam by Tristan Gemmill, Sean by Richard Dillane, Jessica by Gillian Kearney, Charlie by Derek Thompson, Louis by Greg Foreman, Annie War by Ibbi Andersen, Ellie by Sarah-Jane Potts, Stacey by Andy Newton Lee, Abs by James Redmond and Ruth by Georgia Taylor.
After an initially bumpy ride, Alice's relationship with comedy writer Douglas McVitie seems to be on an even keel, at last, as the entertaining and provocative drama continues. Her house-hunting woes have been put on hold as she has a new base at the comfortable London apartment of actress Fae Madison. However, Alice finds there is another side to her new flatmate that is less than endearing.
Beneath the coy, brittle surface lies an embittered ruthlessness that comes into play when Fae is reacquainted with Hollywood actress Kirsty Carroll, the woman who stole her last boyfriend.
It appears that Kirsty has landed a key part in a new movie and Fae is green with envy. Having invited her old rival round for dinner, she proceeds to taunt her with tales of the mysterious Lola – who may or may not be having an affair with Kirsty's partner, Roy. But is Lola really all she appears to be?
Meanwhile, top TV executive Maxine Newman appears to be cock-a-hoop about Douglas's script for a new romantic comedy, Human Error. There is just one snag, however – she wants to cast Marty Cady. In Douglas's eyes, Marty is "a crazy, anything-goes mad person – every time you read about him he's either being arrested or stretchered out of a night club somewhere".
Sure enough, when the mercurial Marty and his compliant young wife, Denise, host a dinner party for Douglas and Alice, the evening evolves into a bizarre catalogue of events that are to have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences in Alice's life.
Alice is played by Tamsin Greig,
Douglas by Mark Heap, Fae by Amelia Curtis, Kirsty by Christine
Stephen-Daly, Maxine Newman by Helen Lederer, Marty by McKenzie
Crook and Denise by Charlie Brooks.
|BBC TWO Saturday 10 May 2008|
Switch On BBC Two: The Surgery
Saturday 10 May
1.30-1.50pm BBC TWO
The BBC's teen brand BBC Switch continues its new weekly teen
talk show The Surgery, a series of programmes linked to BBC
Radio 1's Surgery and giving British teenagers a voice.
The Surgery, hosted by new signing Jeff Leach, deals with an assortment of topical issues facing teens such as dating, family, social networking, Asbos, fashion, drinking and drugs, body image, celebs, politics and more. Each week, Jeff has an open and challenging discussion with the teen studio audience, with weekly contributions from teens around the UK. The Surgery also has a dedicated website at bbc.co.uk/switch, which offers expert advice and practical information.
Today's seventh episode sees Jeff Leach and his teen surgery discuss subjects including whether getting into trouble is just a part of growing up, and why teens go off the rails. They also discuss peer pressure and what is the best way to stop bad behaviour – debating whether or not tougher punishment is the answer.
|BBC THREE Saturday 10 May 2008|
Three At Radio 1's Big Weekend
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May
7.00-7.30pm BBC THREE
12.15-1.15am BBC THREE
Edith Bowman and Zane Lowe bring viewers live coverage of BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Maidstone, Kent, as they interview the artists performing as well as introduce live sets as they happen across the weekend – headlined by Madonna.
Digital TV viewers can press the Red button from any BBC channel to watch the performances, presented by Radio 1's Nihal. Coverage of all the artists performing on the Main Stage and on the In New Music We Trust stage – including live sets from Madonna, Usher, Kooks, Goldfrapp, The Feeling, Ting Tings and Black Kids – will be available from 4pm-2am on Saturday and Sunday. Highlights of the broadcast can be seen via the Red button service for a week after the event.
BBC Three's coverage of the two-day event continues tomorrow from 7-8pm and from 11.15pm-12.45am.
*BBC Radio 1's Nihal presents BBC HD's coverage of all the performances from both the Main Stage and In New Music We Trust stage at Radio 1's Big Weekend today. Viewers can catch performance sets from artists including Madonna, Usher, Kooks, Goldfrapp, The Feeling, Ting Tings and Black Kids, and many more.
Live At Radio 1's Big Weekend
Saturday 10 May
9.15-10.05pm BBC THREE
Madonna headlines BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, which takes place at Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent, today and tomorrow, and features an exclusive performance of her No. 1 single, 4 Minutes, as well as songs from her new album, Hard Candy.
Radio 1's Edith Bowman and Zane Lowe bring viewers five hours of BBC Three coverage live from the event, which also features sets on the Main Stage and the In New Music We Trust Stage from Usher, Kooks, Goldfrapp, The Feeling, Ting Tings and Black Kids. Coverage will be available from 4pm on Saturday to 2am on Sunday. Highlights will be broadcast via the Red button service for a week after the event.
|BBC PARLIAMENT Saturday 10 May 2008|
Industry Lecture Series – Stephen Fry Ep
Saturday 10 May
9.00-9.30pm BBC PARLIAMENT
Comedian, actor and writer Stephen Fry shares his thoughts on the future role of public service broadcasting in the second of three Creative Industry Lectures.
As part of the response to the Ofcom Public Service Broadcasting review, the BBC has invited three leading figures in the creative community – Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Fry and Will Hutton – to give their personal views on what public service broadcasting delivers to Britain.
Stephen Fry delivers his lecture to an invited audience on Wednesday 7 May at Millbank, Westminster, in London. BBC Parliament broadcasts the lecture in full today and it will also be posted online at bbc.co.uk/thefuture.