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Network TV Week 38

Saturday 13 September 2008

BBC ONE Saturday 13 September 2008
Football Focus
Saturday 13 September
12.10-1.00pm BBC ONE

Manish Bhasin and guests look ahead to the weekend's football action.


In the top flight all eyes will be on the early kick-off at Anfield where Liverpool host fierce rivals Manchester United. Chelsea's title credentials will be tested by a trip to Eastlands to face Manchester City, while Arsenal travel to Ewood Park to play Blackburn Rovers. In the Coca-Cola Championship, Birmingham City take on Doncaster Rovers and Reading visit Ipswich Town.



Paralympics 2008

Saturday 13 September
1.00-4.30pm BBC ONE
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Clare Balding and Steve Cram introduce live coverage from the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing as David Weir aims for another gold in the 800m. It's also the final of the men's 200m in which Britain's Ian Jones will be hoping to challenge Oscar Pistorius for a medal.


Paul Dickenson and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson provide the commentary on these events.


Today also sees the quarter-finals of the men's wheelchair basketball tournament while at the Water Cube there are more medals to be won. Highlights include the 50m butterfly, in which Britain's Natalie Jones, Eleanor Simmonds and Lis Johnson all compete. Sascha Kindred hopes to win more Paralympic gold in the men's 50m butterfly.


Commentators for these events are Bob Ballard, Marc Woods, Ron McIntosh and Ade Adepitan.


Peter Norfolk and his partner Jamie Burdekin will be hoping for a medal in the final of the wheelchair tennis quad doubles. The British wheelchair rugby team play Germany; the five-a-side football team entertain Argentina; it's the final day of the sailing competition; and there are more medals to be won in the archery tournament.


Commentators are Nick Mullins and Eddie Butler and reporters are Lizzie Greenwood Hughes, Phil Jones and Rishi Persad.


This programme also features the best of the action from the IAAF World Athletics Final in Stuttgart.


This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel. From 10.00am to 12.30pm, digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.



Final Score
Saturday 13 September
4.30-5.30pm BBC ONE

Ray Stubbs has the latest from today's football fixtures, with reports and reaction from around the country plus expert opinion from the studio panel.


In the Barclays Premier League, Arsenal head north to face Blackburn Rovers while Newcastle United take on Hull City and Portsmouth host Middlesbrough. Birmingham City face Doncaster Rovers in the Championship while Coca-Cola League One promotion hopefuls Leeds United visit Swindon Town.


Digital viewers can watch Score from 2.30pm until 6pm by pressing the Red button on their remote control.



Strictly Come Dancing
Saturday 13 September
6.30-7.30pm BBC ONE
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As smash-hit entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing limbers up for its 2008 series, this year's launch show offers a sneak preview of the new batch of celebrity would-be dancers who will be taking to the floor.


This year the exciting series promises to be bigger and better than ever, with a record 16 couples taking part, and three new professional dancers joining the troupe.


Behind-the-scenes peeks at the couples' progress give a glimpse of the chemistry between each pair, plus the chance to see how steady they are as they don their dancing shoes and begin their tough training regime.


Judges Len Goodman, Arlene Phillips, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli spill the beans on what they really think of each other and what they'll be looking out for this year. The standard of dance may have gone up every series – but so have their expectations!


There's also a look back at all the drama and emotion from the last series.


This year's celebrities are: Christine Bleakley, Jodie Kidd, Cherie Lunghi, Heather Small, Lisa Snowdon, Rachel Stevens, Gillian Taylforth and Jessie Wallace for the women, and Andrew Castle, Tom Chambers, Phil Daniels, Mark Foster, Austin Healey, Gary Rhodes, John Sergeant and Don Warrington for the men.


Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly return for the first live show next week in which the eight male celebrities perform to try to stay in the competition. There will also be a chance to see the women dance, too, in a spectacular group performance.



Casualty – The Farmead Menace
Saturday 13 September
8.20-9.10pm BBC ONE

In a thrilling double episode, popular medical drama Casualty returns for a brand-new series. The action begins as a film crew are in the hospital making a documentary about the Emergency Department – and they've picked a fateful day to film.


On the local Farmead Estate, teenager Sammy Malone is causing havoc with some fireworks. She fires a rocket up into a stairwell, with disastrous consequences.


With the film crew in tow, Jeff, Dixie and Adam arrive at the scene and start to treat an injured resident. The site soon becomes unstable as the repercussions continue. Unbeknown to any of them, the rocket has caused a fire, which in turn causes an explosion. Soon the fire is out of control.


Sammy has taken herself to the ED with a burnt hand, and causes more disruption. She clashes spectacularly with Tess, insulting her and then disappearing. Tess won't let it lie, and during her break she goes to Sammy's house on the Farmead Estate to have it out with her – but Sammy isn't there. Tess eventually spots her and chases her across a demolition site, but falls, impaling herself on a metal rod. Sammy won't help – instead she films Tess's injuries and then runs away, ignoring Tess's pleas and cries.


Dixie and Jeff start to head back to ED with an injured woman. As they turn on their sirens and drive out of the Estate, Sammy runs into the road and, hit by the ambulance, is flung into the air. Dixie, who is driving, is in shock when she sees what she has done.


Sammy Malone is played by Finn Atkins, Jeff by Matt Bardock, Dixie by Jane Hazlegrove, Adam by Tristan Gemmill and Tess by Suzanne Packer.


The concluding part of Casualty – The Farmead Menace can be seen tomorrow night (Sunday 14 September) at 8pm on BBC One.



The Last Night Of The Proms

Saturday 13 September
9.10-10.30pm BBC ONE
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The ever-popular second half of the closing celebration of the greatest classical music festival in the world, the BBC Proms, is introduced live from London's Royal Albert Hall by Clive Anderson with Suzy Klein. The first half of The Last Night Of The Proms can be seen on BBC Two from 8pm.


Sir Roger Norrington made his Proms debut more than 40 years ago, and for the first time he now presides over the nation's favourite classical music event, conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the BBC Singers.


Popular Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel opens the second half of the concert in a folksong medley from the nations. There is also the world première of a piece by Anna Meredith that links the Albert Hall with all the Proms In The Park concerts around Britain.


A new departure in Vaughan Williams's centenary year is his arrangement of Sea Songs, before plunging into the traditional finale with Elgar's Pomp And Circumstance, Rule Britannia and the rousing hymn by Hubert Parry, Jerusalem.


There is also a glimpse of some of the action from the Proms In The Park events around the country, including meeting the winner of BBC Two's conducting show, Maestro, and José Carreras singing in London's Hyde Park. By pressing the Red button on their remote controls, digital viewers can choose which Proms In The Park concert to watch: either Hyde Park, Belfast, Glasgow or Swansea.



Match Of The Day
Saturday 13 September
10.50pm-12.15am BBC ONE

Gary Lineker presents highlights of today's eight matches in the Premier League, including Liverpool against Manchester United.


There is no love is lost between the two most successful sides in English football, with games between the sides inevitably fast, frantic and ultra-competitive. In recent years Manchester United have held the edge, with Liverpool failing to score in the last seven league meetings. But with Fernando Torres in formidable goal-scoring form, especially at Anfield, the Manchester United defence will have to be on their guard.


Chelsea's title credentials come under the spotlight when they visit Manchester City. Jose Mourinho's first league defeat as Blues boss came at Eastlands – so could Luiz Felipe Scolari also come unstuck against City? Arsenal, too, face an awkward trip north to play Blackburn Rovers, who in Roque Santa Cruz have one of the Premier League's deadliest finishers. Wigan boss Steve Bruce sends his team out against former Manchester Utd team-mate Roy Keane, now manager at Sunderland. Elsewhere, Fulham take on Bolton at Craven Cottage, Newcastle host Hull, Portsmouth meet Middlesbrough and West Brom play West Ham.




BBC TWO Saturday 13 September 2008

Saturday 13 September
12.00noon-12.30pm BBC TWO

BBC Switch continues with the new format of Sound, as part of its raft of new autumn programming for teens on Saturday afternoons between 12-2pm. Presented by BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw, the new Sound is a music TV show that is not afraid to have fun as well as celebrate music.


Filmed every week in a London loft, Annie and Grimmy are joined by an audience of 50 selected fans and friends. From established names through to rising stars, each week a band joins in the fun and performs. This week sees an exclusive performance in an unusual place from hot new band Little Jackie.


As well as featuring mischief, guests from the worlds of fashion, sport, comedy, film and TV, audience interaction and bands in unexpected places, Annie and Nick rake through the weird corners of music to answer questions such as "Can music make you fall in love?"


Viewers aged 16 and over can apply to be in the audience by submitting a video with the reason why they should be selected. More information is available online at



Scene Stealers
Ep 2/6
Saturday 13 September
12.30-1.00pm BBC TWO

Scene Stealers, presented by Jeff Leach, the host of BBC Switch's teen talk show The Surgery, continues as part of BBC Switch's raft of new autumn programming for teens on Saturday afternoons on BBC Two.


Every week, two teens are challenged to pretend they belong to another teen tribe in just 48 hours. This week, Joe, a Boy Racer, and Reem, a Ghetto Girl, become Goths.


Each teen is paired with a mentor who shows them how to pass themselves off in their new persona, and both have to perform a series of tasks to complete the transformation.


And there is a surprise in store. The teens go on a date with each other – but they don't know that their date is the rival scene stealer.


At the end of the 48 hours, they go head-to-head at the High Court of Goth, where they are grilled by a panel of experts who select the one they think is genuine, and expose the scene stealer.



The Last Night Of The Proms

Saturday 13 September
8.00-9.10pm BBC TWO
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The closing celebration of the BBC Proms, the greatest classical music festival in the world which is enjoyed by many millions worldwide, is introduced live from the Royal Albert Hall by Clive Anderson with Suzy Klein.


It's a varied programme, in which new works appear alongside much-loved classics, bringing together the different themes of the season.


Conductor Sir Roger Norrington made his Proms debut more than 40 years ago, and for the first time he now presides over the nation's favourite classical music event, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the BBC Singers filling the Albert Hall stage.


The concert opens with a Beethoven overture, The Creatures Of Prometheus. Popular Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel sings favourite arias by Wagner, Puccini, and Verdi, and charismatic French pianist Hélène Grimaud plays the Beethoven Fantasia in C minor, which foreshadows the Ninth Symphony's Ode To Joy.


The second half of The Last Night Of The Proms, featuring the ever-popular traditional singalong finale, can be enjoyed on BBC One from 9.10pm.





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