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: Breakfast

Presented by Ben Geoghegan and Susanna Reid. Including
NewsWatch at 7.45.


Presented By: Ben Geoghegan
Presented By: Susanna Reid.

: Saturday Kitchen

Rachel Allen and Adam Byatt join James Martin on the cookery show, with helpings of Rick Stein Keith Floyd and Nigella Lawson ' Producer Dave Mynard ; Series producer James Winter BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE: delicious main courses from James Martin in the May edition. On sale 4 April, E3.10


Unknown: Rachel Allen
Unknown: Adam Byatt
Unknown: James Martin
Unknown: Rick Stein
Unknown: Keith Floyd
Unknown: Nigella Lawson
Producer: Dave Mynard
Producer: James Winter
Unknown: James Martin

: Take on the Takeaway

Ken Horn cooks sichuan beef with garlic and chilli.


Unknown: Ken Horn

: News; Weather

: Match of the Day Live

West Bromwich Albion v
' Portsmouth
Coverage of the first FA Cup semi-final clash from Wembley Stadium (kick-off 12.15). Baggies boss Tony Mowbray will hope to dispatch the last Premiership team in this year's competition, while Harry Redknapp 's Pompey are aiming to win the tournament for the first time since 1939. Presented by Gary Lineker. Producer Phil Bigwood : Editor
Paul Armstrong (HD) Underdog days: page 45


Unknown: Tony Mowbray
Unknown: Harry Redknapp
Presented By: Gary Lineker.
Producer: Phil Bigwood
Editor: Paul Armstrong

: The Grand National

BBC1 takes over the reins of this afternoon's Aintree coverage with starts at 2.50 and 3.25 before the Grand National at 4.15, where the Gordon Elliott-trained Silver Birch was a surprise 33/1 winner last year. This year Cloudy Lane, trained by Donald McCain, could be the one to watch. Presented by Clare Balding, with analysis from Rishi Persad, Norman Williamson, Richard Dunwoody, Richard Pitman and John Parrott. Commentary by Jim McGrath, Ian Bartlett, Tony O'Hehir and Darren Owen. Highlights at 11.40pm. Director Steve Docherty ; Producer Dermot Cumiskey
Racing certainty: page 34 The Inside Story: page 66


Unknown: Gordon Elliott
Unknown: Silver Birch
Unknown: Donald McCain
Presented By: Clare Balding
Unknown: Rishi Persad
Unknown: Norman Williamson
Unknown: Richard Dunwoody
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: John Parrott.
Commentary By: Jim McGrath
Commentary By: Ian Bartlett
Commentary By: Tony O'Hehir
Commentary By: Darren Owen.
Director: Steve Docherty
Producer: Dermot Cumiskey

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Weakest LinkSpecial

Anne Robinson hosts a charity edition of the quiz, featuring stars from the world of food and drink. Producer Lamees Neseibeh ; Series producer Alexandra McLeod


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Lamees Neseibeh
Producer: Alexandra McLeod

: Doctor Who: Partners in Crime

1/13; series four.
David Tennant returns as the Time Lord with new sidekick Catherine Tate as the pair battle with the villainous Miss Foster and her hordes of sinister Adipose.
(Doctor Who Confidential follows on BBC3)
(Repeated tomorrow 8pm on BBC3)
The 1963 series that introduced the Daleks begins 8.30pm on BBC4
Ten-page special: page 14; RT subscription, plus free Doctor Who DVD offer: page 163; [web address removed]

Doctor Who 6.20pm BBC1
Grown-up Doctor Who fans rejoice! There's absolutely no sexual tension between the Doctor and his new companion (Catherine Tate). No lingering looks, no smouldering glances; just an adult friendship based on mutual trust and support.
So we can relax. And so can the Doctor (David Tennant). "I just want a mate," he tells Donna, the once mouthy and rather annoying woman he first bumped into the Christmas before last when she was in her wedding dress, about to marry. But she's much more thoughtful since the travails of "The Runaway Bride" - bored, restless, living back at home with her mother and yearning for adventure.
Judging by the opening episode (penned by Russell T Davies), it looks like the Tennant/Tate partnership is going to be a good one. The Doctor continues to mature, growing weary of his isolation and enforced loneliness, while Donna is the wise and reliable big sister. Tonight, they do battle against a briskly sinister businesswoman (Sarah Lancashire).
Have fun spotting references to everything from Toy Story to Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Mary Poppins to Alien. (Alison Graham, TV editor)

Ten-page special: page 14


Writer: Russell T Davies
Producer: Phil Collinson
Director: James Strong
The Doctor: David Tennant
Donna Noble: Catherine Tate
Miss Foster: Sarah Lancashire
Wilfred Mott: Bernard Cribbins
Sylvia Noble: Jacqueline King
Penny Carter: Verona Joseph
Stacey Harris: Jessica Gunning
Roger Davey: Martin Ball
Craig Staniland: Rachid Sabrtri
Clare Pope: Chandra Rueqq
Suzette Chambers: Sue Kelvin
Taxi driver: Jonathan Stratt

: I'd Do Anything

4/12. A second Oliver reaches the semi-final. The results show is tomorrow at 7.30pm. (HD) r Digital viewers can the press red button during tonight's show to sing along with the musical hopefuls

: The National

Lottery Draws More fortunes are made.
Director Geraldine Dowd ; Producer Julia McRow


Director: Geraldine Dowd
Producer: Julia McRow

: Casualty

Bricks and Daughters. Toby endangers a patient's life when he takes advice from a jealous Ruth.
Writer Paul Jenkins ; Producer Anne-Louise Russell
Director Robert Bierman www.bbc.co.uk/casualty


Unknown: Paul Jenkins
Producer: Anne-Louise Russell
Director: Robert Bierman
John Abs Denham: James Redmond
Adam Trueman: Tristan Gemmill
Alice Chantrey: Sam Grey
Kathleen Dixie Dixon: Jane Hazleqrove
Jeff Collier: Matt Bardock
Kelsey Phillips: Janine Mellor
Maggie Coldwell: Susan Cookson
Ruth Winters: Georgia Taylor
TessBateman: Suzanne Packer
Toby De Silva: Matthew Needham
Zoe Hanna: Sunetra Sarker
Jessica Harrison: Gillian Kearney
Joanne Coldwell: Robyn Addison
Noel Garcia: Tony Marshall
Big Mac: Charles Dale
Curtis Cooper: Abdul Sails
Snezana: Ivana Basic
Sean Anderson: Richard Dillane
Elyssa Holt: Liz May Brice
Jonah Skinner: Paul Kaye
Cassioppeia Skinner: Billie North
Franco James Skinner: Stuart Bunce
Emmanuel Musiba: Willie Jonah
Mark McEwan: Ross F Sutherland
DCI Fletcher: Sian Webber

: Love Soup

6/12; series two. Sophisticated Lady. Cleo and Milly health-screen every available man in the store for Alice.
Writer David Renwick ; Producer Verity Lambert
Director Sandy Johnson A tribute to producer Verity Lambert follows on BBC4
RT DIRECT: pre-order series 1 and 2 DVD (out 5 May) for just E22.99 (RRP E29.99) incl p&p. Call [number removed] (landline calls cost max 8p per min) or visit wwwbbcshopcom, entering code RTD222 at checkout


Unknown: David Renwick
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Sandy Johnson
Producer: Verity Lambert
Alice Chenery: Tamsin Greig
Cleo Martin: Sheridan Smith
Milly Russell: Montserrat Lombard
Antonia: Mina Anwar
Ileus: Simon Kassianides
Tom: Nick Sidi
Craig: Phillip Browne
Oscar: Barney

: BBC News

With Ben Brown.
Then Weather with Jay Wynne. Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Ben Brown.
Unknown: Jay Wynne.

: Match of the Day

West Bromwich Albion v Portsmouth at Wembley. Producer Phil Sibson ; Editor Mark Demuth
Repeated tomorrow at 7.25am


Producer: Phil Sibson
Editor: Mark Demuth

: Grand National Highlights

The 161st running of the steeplechase.

: Fist of Legend

Period martial arts thriller set in the 1930s, starring Jet Li and Shinobu Nakayama. Dubbed. Review page 55.
Director Gordon Chan (1994, 18)


Unknown: Jet Li
Unknown: Shinobu Nakayama.
Director: Gordon Chan

: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

David Tennant and Catherine Tate. shown yesterday Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: David Tennant
Unknown: Catherine Tate.

: BBC News 24

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