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Friday 14 May 2010

Programme Information

BBC ONE Saturday 22 May 2010

Golf – PGA Championship

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 22 May
2.15-4.30pm BBC ONE

Hazel Irvine introduces live action from the third day's play of the European Tour's flagship event, the PGA Championship from Wentworth. The players that made the halfway cut will now have their eyes firmly on a prize fund of €4.5m, one of the largest on offer on the European Tour.

Ernie Els, who has a house on the Wentworth estate, acted as architect for the redesign of the famous West Course following Paul Casey's victory in the tournament last year. Top of Els's agenda was a remodification of all 18 greens.

Two Englishmen, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, ranked four and six in the world respectively, will be relishing the prospect of trying out the new greens.

Coverage continues on BBC Two at 4.30pm.


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Doctor Who – The Hungry Earth Ep 8/13

High Definition programme
Saturday 22 May
6.15-7.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD

It's 2015 and the most ambitious drilling project in history has reached deeper beneath the Earth's crust than man has ever gone before – but now the ground itself is fighting back.

In the latest episode of the time-travelling drama, written by Chris Chibnall, the Doctor, Amy and Rory arrive in a tiny mining village and find themselves plunged into a battle against a deadly danger from a bygone age.

The Doctor is played by Matt Smith and Amy Pond by Karen Gillan.

Doctor Who is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's high definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.


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Over The Rainbow

Live event/outside broadcast High Definition programme
Saturday 22 May
7.00-8.00pm BBC ONE and BBC HD
Results Show time to be confirmed BBC ONE and BBC HD
Graham Norton presents as viewers decide who their Dorothy is
Graham Norton presents as viewers decide who their Dorothy is

Andrew Lloyd Webber's epic quest to find a new Dorothy reaches its conclusion as the viewing public decides on a new superstar for the West End stage in the final of Over The Rainbow.

Through regional auditions, the rigours of the various missions and eight weeks of adrenalin-pumping live TV performances, it has been a rollercoaster ride for the Dorothys. Now, the three remaining finalists have just one more chance to show the nation that they have the power, charisma and talent to win one of the most prized and best-loved roles in musical theatre.

Graham Norton is the host as the Dorothys do battle under the watchful eye of the expert panel of Charlotte Church, Sheila Hancock and John Partridge.

Unlike in previous weeks, Andrew Lloyd Webber doesn't have a saving vote this evening – it is up to the viewers to pick the performer that they believe is most worthy of wearing the ruby red slippers.

Tonight's finalists will sing a range of songs, including their personal favourites from the series, as well as a group performance with the eight Dorothys who weren't lucky enough to make it this far. At the end of the first show, the would-be Dorothy with the lowest number of public votes will leave the competition, leaving just two remaining.

Later in the evening Over The Rainbow returns with the final Results Show, in which one of those girls will finally be crowned Dorothy.

Viewers will also find out this evening which lucky dog will perform in a one-off gala performance as Toto.

Over The Rainbow is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's high definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.


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Casualty – Mum's The Word

Saturday 22 May
9.30-10.20pm BBC ONE

Lenny's cockiness knows no bounds as he thinks the Fellowship is in the bag, as the medical drama continues. However, he's brought back down to Earth with a bump when his patient dies of a mysterious virus.

With Yuki ruling himself out of Fellowship contention, Lenny's convinced it is his. Swaggering around the ED, his confidence is soaring until one of his patients is diagnosed with a degenerative disease and another dies suddenly and inexplicably. Could this be another incidence of the mysterious Cryptococcsis virus? Devastated and perplexed, Lenny is determined to get to the bottom of the cause and prove himself again.

Elsewhere, Ruth uses her surgical training to provide hope for a terminal patient. Knowing full well she'll only make an enemy of an eminent surgeon, she pesters him unflaggingly until he finally concedes to her view.

Meanwhile, Jordan is still in high spirits and fixated on the idea of having children. Zoe desperately tries to distract him with anything other than the truth – that she can't have children. When told a medical procedure could give her a one-in-four chance of being able to conceive, Zoe dismisses the idea. She's doctor material, not a mother. But her heart is set on Jordan...

Steve Miller plays Lenny, Will Sharpe plays Yuki, Georgia Taylor plays Ruth, Michael French plays Jordan and Sunetra Sarker plays Zoe.


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BBC TWO Saturday 22 May 2010

The Cut

Saturday 22 May
12.25-12.50pm BBC TWO

Olive's audition for the school band is interrupted by some bad news about her boyfriend in Confidence, the fifth episode of the fast-paced multi-platform drama about British teenage life. Today's edition also introduces new boy Elliott.

Featuring a cast of rising stars performing storylines suggested by teens, The Cut offers drama-packed entertainment for a soap-loving audience. It is shown in five-minute episodes online from Monday to Friday at with an omnibus edition on BBC Two on Saturdays.

Olive is played by Billie North and Elliott by Alex Roe.


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Golf – PGA Championship

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 22 May
4.30-6.35pm BBC TWO

Coverage from Wentworth continues (from BBC One) as the third round of the PGA Championship reaches its climax.

The most prestigious tournament on the European Tour always attracts a stellar field and those who have made the cut will be hoping to join a roll call of winners that includes Seve Ballesteros, Sir Nick Faldo and Bernhard Langer.

Hazel Irvine introduces the action with commentary from Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter.


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I'm In A Rock 'n' Roll Band! – The Other One Ep 4/6

Saturday 22 May
10.00-11.00pm BBC TWO

The band member that everyone struggles to name in a pub quiz; the out-of-focus guy on the LP sleeve; sometimes a bass player, perhaps on keys, sometimes nobody is quite sure what they do, but they're there alright.

The series that examines the anatomy of great rock 'n' roll bands continues with The Other One – the catalyst, the glue holding it all together, the band's secret weapon. Sometimes shunning the limelight, these shadowy group members are not to be underestimated because, at the end of the day, they may be the ones keeping the show on the road or even running it.

Tonight's selection of "other ones" includes the late John Entwistle, bass player with The Who; Ray Manzarek, keyboardist with The Doors; and a man who summed up his band's whole existence, Bez of the Happy Mondays. The programme examines the importance of their individual contributions.

Narrated by Mark Radcliffe, tonight's programme also includes contributions from Mani of the Stone Roses; Rick Wakeman; Andy Fraser, bass player with Free; Nicky Wire from Manic Street Preachers; Jon Lord from Deep Purple; Jools Holland; Keith Emerson and many more.

I'm In A Rock 'n' Roll Band! is a multi-platform project on BBC Two, BBC Radio 2 and, which dissects the traditional band, looking at what makes each of the individual members tick. The series culminates in a live studio show on Saturday 5 June, when industry experts will discuss their favourite rock 'n' roll musicians and create the ultimate fantasy band.


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BBC THREE Saturday 22 May 2010

Radio 1's Big Weekend

High Definition programme
Saturday 22 May
7.45-10.00pm BBC THREE and BBC HD

From the Vaynol Estate in Bangor, North Wales, BBC Radio 1 DJ's Edith Bowman and Reggie Yates introduce TV highlights from the UK's biggest free music festival, BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend.

BBC Three's exclusive TV coverage includes live performances from a dazzling line-up of international and UK artists, including Cheryl Cole's first UK festival appearance as a solo artist. Also featured are international superstar Alicia Keys, Dizzee Rascal and Florence And The Machine, as well as side-of-the-stage interviews and all the news and behind-the-scenes fun from around the site.

The 10th Big Weekend promises to be bigger and better than ever with live music across four stages. The two-day event is also broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra and has a major interactive online presence at

Radio 1's Big Weekend is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's high definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.


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