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: Breakfast

With Charlie Stayt , Susanna Reid. Incl 7.45 News Watch.


Unknown: Charlie Stayt
Unknown: Susanna Reid.

: Saturday Kitchen

Flamboyant Italian chef Gino D'Acampo and food writer and stylist Jo Pratt join Antony Worrall Thompson at the hob.
To Vote: ring [number removed] (max cost 10p) or log on to [website address removed]


Chef: Gino D'Acampo
Guest: Jo Pratt
Presenter: Antony Worrall Thompson
Editor: Michael Kelpie
Executive producer: Barry Lynch

: Great British Menu

Will Atul Kochhar or Gary Rhodes win the South East round of the culinary contest? Continues weeknights at 6.30pm on BBC2. Shown yesterday
Repeated at 4.30pm on BBC2


Unknown: Atul Kochhar
Unknown: Gary Rhodes

: News; Weather


: World Cup Focus

As England prepare to play their final two warm-up games - the next seven days will see them take on Hungary and Jamaica - Manish Bhasin , Mark Lawrenson and Lee Dixon assess how the squad is shaping up ahead of their World Cup opener against Paraguay on 10 June. Plus a look ahead to the League One and Two play-offs at Cardiff's
Millennium Stadium. Wales v Trinidad and Tobago on Match of the Day Live at 5pm on BBC2; England v Hungary on Match of the Day Live on Tuesday at 8pm on BBC1


Unknown: Manish Bhasin
Unknown: Mark Lawrenson
Unknown: Lee Dixon

: Grandstand

Presented by Gary Lineker and Clare Balding.
1.05, 1.25, 1.55 Rowing World Cup racing from Munich, where Great Britain is fielding a strong team including the reigning world champion men's coxless four comprising Andy Hodge , Alex Partridge , Peter Reed and Steve Williams.
1.15, 1.45, 2.15 Racing
Clare Balding introduces action from Ascot, with a three-race card from the first fixture since the famous course was closed for refurbishment in 2004. Starts are at 1.20, 1.50 and 2.20.
2.25 Golf Gary Lineker is at Wentworth for live coverage from the third round of the PGA Championship, where the defending champion, Argentinian Angel Cabrera , is making his tenth successive appearance.
Producer (rowing) Sally Richardson ; Editor (golf) Josephine McCusker
1.00-2.30pm: digital viewers can watch live coverage of the PGA
Championship via the red button


Presented By: Gary Lineker
Presented By: Clare Balding.
Unknown: Andy Hodge
Unknown: Alex Partridge
Unknown: Peter Reed
Unknown: Steve Williams.
Unknown: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Angel Cabrera
Unknown: Sally Richardson
Unknown: Josephine McCusker

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Strictly Dance Fever

6/10. An adagio tests the skills of the four remaining couples on semi-final night.
Graham Norton hosts. Coverage also continues on BBC3 at 7pm; find out who has reached the final at 9.10pm.


Host: Graham Norton
Series producer: Sam Donnelly
Executive producer: Karen Smith

: Doctor Who: The Idiot's Lantern

7/13. 1953: as people gather to watch the Coronation on their prized new television sets, there are rumours of monsters on the streets. Guest-starring Maureen Lipman and Jamie Foreman.
Writer Mark Gatiss ; Producer Phil Collinson; Director Euros Lyn
Rptd tomorrow BBC3, 7:10pm [web address removed] Do not adjust... p.10; Your Doctor Who stickers p.10.

SCI-FI Doctor Who 7.00pm BBC1
After the high excitement of the return-of-the-Cybermen two-parter, things calm down a little when the Doctor (David Tennant, with a very impressive 1950s hairdo) and Rose (Billie Piper) land in London in 1953 - coronation year.
But there's something nasty lurking in the cathode tube. The plummy-voiced lady with the glacial smile on the television might look and sound like a BBC announcer, but actually she's the Wire, a sinister force that sucks the life from viewers. (I think writer Mark Gatiss might be trying to make some kind of point here.) The Wire (Maureen Lipman - who'd have thought she'd be capable of such a spine-tingling, demonic laugh?) forces a shopkeeper to sell televisions to everyone, ready for the big day when an audience of millions clusters in their living rooms to watch the crowning. This means only one thing to the Wire - dinner.
It's a typically making-the-normal-weird story from Gatiss, a member of the League of Gentlemen, and it's good, black fun. But there are some longueurs and a rather pointless sub-plot about a bullying dad. Still, the terrific life-or-death tussle atop the Alexandra Palace transmitter in London is a real show-stopper. (Alison Graham TV editor) Do not adjust.. :page 10

PICK OF THE DAY: DOCTOR WHO It's not black and white for the Doctor when Rose gets to be on TV in the 1950s


Writer: Mark Gatiss
Producer: Phil Collinson
Director: Euros Lyn
The Doctor: David Tennant
Rose Tyler: Billie Piper
The Wire: Maureen Lipman
Mr. Magpie: Ron Cook
Eddie Connolly: Jamie Foreman
Rita Connolly: Debra Gillett
Tommy Connolly: Rory Jennings
Grandma Connolly: Margaret John
Detective Inspector Bishop: Sam Cox
Crabtree: Ieuan Rhys
Aunty Betty: Jean Challis
Security guard: Christopher Driscoll
Mrs Gallagher: Marie Lewis

: The National Lottery Draws - Jet Set

Contestants vie to win a luxury holiday in the quiz hosted by Eamonn Holmes. Includes the draws.
Director Nigel Saunders ; Series producer Barrie Kelly


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes.
Director: Nigel Saunders
Producer: Barrie Kelly

: Casualty

Target Man. Luke leads himself and Comfort straight into danger at the hands of Sol's gang.
Writer Stephen McAteer ; Producer Loretta Preece
Director Shani Grewal www.bbc.co.uk/casualty


Unknown: Stephen McAteer
Producer: Loretta Preece
Director: Shani Grewal
Luke Warren: Matthew Wait
Comfort Jones: Martina Laird
Gurpreet Sandhu: Elyes Gabel
Kelsey Philips: Janine Mellor
Harry Harper: Simon MacCorkindale
Josh Griffiths: Ian Bleasdale
Nina Farr: Rebekah Gibbs
Tess Bateman: Suzanne Packer
Maggie Cold well: Susan Cookson
Nathan Spencer: Ben Price
Alice Chantry: Sam Grey
Sam Bateman: Luke Bailey
Solomon Lakoh: Arnold Oceng
Reuben Denver: Antony James
Cam: Robert Lowe
Frankie Whittock: Freddie Annobil-Dodoo
Louise Brewster: Lynn Hunter
Dl Jackson: Colin Wells
Joy Addie: Martha Barnett
Davie Minear: Francis Pope

: Strictly Dance Fever

Who has made it through to the final? (5)

: BBC News

With Simon McCoy.
Weather with Susan Powell.
Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Simon McCoy.
Unknown: Susan Powell.

: The Triangle

New series Sam Neill and Eric Stoltz star as members of a team probing a series of unexplained events inside the infamous Bermuda Triangle.
1/3. Activist Meeno Paloma sees a terrible accident involving a whaler and a Greenpeace vessel. The taut US sci-fi mini-series continues tomorrow at 10.30pm and concludes on Monday, cast on Sunday Sea the difference: page 59; The Inside Story: page 60

SCI-FI The Triangle 10.00pm BBC1
Here's a brave move: a dark American sci-fi serial on BBC1 in three parts over the bank holiday weekend. Even braver, its title is just a definite article away from that notorious North Sea ferry drama with Kate O'Mara.
The nautical beat here is the Sargasso Sea, known as the Bermuda Triangle (bounded by Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Miami), where ships and planes disappear with alarming frequency. The premise is that a shipping billionaire (Sam Neill) gets so fed up with losing vessels that he hires a team of experts to solve the mystery.
It's a great idea and there are some authentically eerie set pieces, tricked out with a level of special effects you don't usually see on the small screen.
But the dialogue! Most of the lines are rustier than the ex-Soviet sub our heroes take to sea in. "Three things in life where you don't go cheap," says the sexy oceanographer (Catherine Bell). "Sushi, surgery, submarines." To which one might add, "scripts". Part two is tomorrow at 10.30pm. DB Points of comparison: page 59

When your budget is 95 per cent smaller than a movie's you have to be cunning, says Volker Engel, executive producer of The Triangle (10.00pm BBC1). So making a whaling boat explode and sink with all hands on deck in the Bermuda Triangle was tricky. "We have a library of explosions footage, as we keep all the shots of fire we've done in our films," says Engel, who won an Oscar for his special-effects work on Independence Day. "When the boat is sinking [right] you can see virtual stunt doubles jumping into the sea. They're drawn on the computer. Much safer all round."


Unknown: Sam Neill
Unknown: Eric Stoltz
Unknown: Meeno Paloma

: Eagles Live from Melbourne

On the eve of the Eagles' farewell UK tour, a chance to see recorded highlights of the evergreen band's sold-out November 2004 concerts in Melbourne,
Australia. Featuring the classic hits Hotel California, Peaceful Easy Feeling and Take It to the Limit. Director Carol Dodds ; Producers Ken Ehrlich , Glenn Frey and Harry Sandler


Director: Carol Dodds
Producers: Ken Ehrlich
Producers: Glenn Frey
Producers: Harry Sandler

: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Science-fiction thriller starring Donald Sutherland as a public health inspector who discovers a strange epidemic sweeping San Francisco. Review page 47. Director Philip Kaufman (1978, 15) Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Donald Sutherland
Director: Philip Kaufman

: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

With Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, John Simm, Lorraine Kelly and music from the Concretes. Shown yesterday


Guest: Halle Berry
Guest: Hugh Jackman
Guest: John Simm
Guest: Lorraine Kelly

: BBC News 24

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