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: Olympic Breakfast

With Sonia Deol and Charlie Stayt in London and Adrian Chiles and Hazel Irvine in Beijing, where the highlight of the morning's rowing is expected to be the start of the British men's four's defence of their title at 10.30. In boxing the spotlight falls on middleweight James Degale and light heavyweight Tony Jeffries, while judo coverage focuses on Team GB's Craig Fallon. Plus the conclusion of the men's cycling road race, and the yngling and finn sailing events.
Including News at 6.00, 7.00, 8.00 and 9.00.
(Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel)
Digital viewers can press red for alternative, round-the-clock Olympic coverage from Beijing. See RT's comprehensive guide on pages 36/37 Olympic watch: page 36

Today's Choices: Sport
Olympics 2008: From 6.00am BBC1
It's the start of a spectating marathon with the first of 16 days of solid, virtually round-the-clock sport from Beijing. There's more coverage than ever before because digital viewers can make their own choice of action on BBCi via the red button on the remote.
With China seven hours ahead of us, terrestrial coverage runs through the night but, if you wake up to Olympic Breakfast, you can watch the afternoon events from Beijing.
There are good British medal prospects in the rowing, with the men's coxless four, and in the sailing in the yngling class of boats. Pronounced "ingling", it's a midsize boat (between a dinghy and small yacht), crewed by Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson and named after the Norwegian word for "youngster".
Coverage continues through the day with Craig Fallon in the judo promising to be a must-see. Catch all the highlights at 5.30pm in Games Today. Programming also on Radio 5 Live and British Eurosport. (Geoff Ellis)
Olympic watch: page36


Presenter: Sonia Deol
Presenter: Charlie Stayt
Presenter: Adrian Chiles
Presenter: Hazel Irvine
Producer: Paul Davies
Editor: Carl Hicks

: Olympics 2008

Sue Barker introduces live coverage of the first day's events, featuring swimming heats, including the men's and women's 400m medley.
At the Sha Tin racecourse, the dressage phase of the three-day event gets underway, and there's further coverage of judo and boxing events. From
3.00, British teenager Louis Smith begins his medal campaign in the gymnastics qualifying. Plus the opening badminton, beach volleyball and women's basketball fixtures. Producer Jonny Bromley ; Editor
Ron Chabraboty Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
Digital viewers can press red for alternative, round-the-clock Olympic coverage. See RT's guide on pages 36/37 www.radiotimes.com/olympics


Introduces: Sue Barker
Unknown: Louis Smith
Producer: Jonny Bromley
Editor: Ron Chabraboty

: Final Score

Results round-up on the opening day of the Football
League season.

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Olympics2008: Games Today

Gabby Logan presents highlights of the day's events, including the opening swimming and rowing heats. Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel


Unknown: Gabby Logan

: My Family

Breaking Up Ain't Hard to Do. Old friends of Susan and Ben are having marital troubles. Writers Brian Leveson and PaulMinett
Director Dewi Humphreys ; Producer John Bartlett


Unknown: Brian Leveson
Director: Dewi Humphreys
Producer: John Bartlett

: Last Choir Standing

6/10. The remaining six choirs battle it out for viewers' votes. The results are tomorrow at 6pm. Series producer Clodagh O'Donoghue ; Executive producer
Moira Ross Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel


Producer: Clodagh O'Donoghue
Producer: Moira Ross

: The National Lottery: This TimeTomorrow

6/8. Tess Daly hosts the quiz in which contestants vie for the chance to win a dream holiday.
Director Richard Valentine ; Series editor Jo Street


Unknown: Tess Daly
Director: Richard Valentine
Editor: Jo Street

: Casualty

The Mess We're In 2/2. Zoe makes an unexpected decision, with dramatic repercussions.
Writer Sasha Hails ; Producer Lucy Raffety
Director Julie Edwards Susan Cookson 's Big Break: p56; www.radiotimes.com/casualty


Unknown: Sasha Hails
Producer: Lucy Raffety
Director: Julie Edwards
Director: Susan Cookson
Maggie Coldwell: Susan Cookson
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Ruth Winters: Georgia Taylor
Toby De Silva: Matthew Needham
Snezana Lalovic: Ivana Basic
Jessica Harrison: Gillian Kearney
Adam Trueman: Tristan Gemmill
Zoe Hanna: Sunetra Sarker
Noel Garcia: Tony Marshall
Tess Bateman: Suzanne Packer
Big Mac: Charles Dale
John Abs Denham: James Redmond
Alice Chantrey: Sam Grey
Kathleen DixieDixon: Jane Hazlegrove
Jeff Collier: Matt Bardock
Kelsey Phillips: Janine Mellor
Curtis Cooper: Abdul Sails
Marilyn Fox: Caroline Langrishe
Simon Tanner: Paul Fox
Sean Anderson: Richard Dillane
Ellie: Sarah-Jane Potts
Louis Fairhead: Gregory Foreman
Stacey: Andy Newton-Lee
Rob Greyson: Danny Webb
Mina Rabinovich: Marija Karan
Milosch Rabinovich: Draqan Micanovich
Marko Javanovic: Geonj Nikoloff
Natassa Javanovic: Maria Pajevic Merrell
Professor Windsor: Cherle Lunqhl
Thea Grant: Michelle Bonnard
Victor Marsh: Michael Gould
Holly Spellman: Louisa Clein
Kyle Rutherford: Tom Turner
Pam Kemp: Carol Harrison

: BBC News

With Peter Sissons.
Then Weather with Philip Avery. Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Philip Avery.

: The Matador

Black comedy drama starring Pierce Brosnan as a has-been hit man having a crisis of conscience. After he meets businessman Danny, the pair develop an unlikely friendship. Film of the Dav: p47.
Director Richard Shepard (2005, 15)


Unknown: Pierce Brosnan
Director: Richard Shepard
Julian Noble: Pierce Brosnan
Danny Wright: Greg Kinnear
Carolyn Bean Wright: Hope Davis
Mr Randy: Philip Baker Hall
Lovell: Dylan Baker
Phil Garrison: Adam Scott
Genevieve: Portia Dawson
Mr Stick: William Raymond

: Old School

Irreverent comedy starring Luke Wilson ,
Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn. Bored with their adult lives, three buddies try to recapture the fun of their college years. Review page 47.
Director Todd Phillips (2003, 15) Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Luke Wilson
Unknown: Will Ferrell
Unknown: Vince Vaughn.
Director: Todd Phillips

: BBC News

: Olympics 2008

Rishi Persad and Clare
Balding introduce live coverage of the conclusion of the equestrian event's dressage phase from
2.00, and the opening swimming finals at the National Aquatics Centre from 2.50 as the first four medals are decided. Plus archery, gymnastics, badminton and beach volleyball from 4.30.
Producer Phil Sibson ; Editor Michael Cole
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
Digital viewers can press -:'d f." alternative Olympic coverage from Beijing. See RT's comprehensiveguide on pages 36/37


Unknown: Rishi Persad
Producer: Phil Sibson
Editor: Michael Cole

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