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  UK TV Listings on the 19th of April 2014
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Saturday morning

BBC 1
06:00 Breakfast
A round-up of national and international news, plus sports reports, weather forecasts and arts and entertainment features. Including NewsWatch at 7.45.
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10:00 Saturday Kitchen Live
James Martin is joined in the studio by chefs Theo Randall and Jack Stein, as well as actor and musician Gary Kemp, who faces either food heaven or food hell. Susy Atkins chooses the wine to match the dishes being cooked, and there are highlights from Celebrity MasterChef and Exploring China with Ken Hom and Ching-He Huang.
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11:30 James Martin: Home Comforts
Series 1. Episode 10/15: Childhood Favourites The chef shares recipes that remind him of his Yorkshire childhood, including his grandmother's two specialities - a roast shoulder of pork and parkin with rhubarb. Historian Gerard Baker delves into the history of another of James's favourites, gingerbread, and the programme catches up with the producers of an award-winning range of artisan cordials.
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BBC 2
06:00 This Is BBC TWO
Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two.
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06:10 Film: Sword of Sherwood Forest
Legendary outlaw hero Robin Hood rallies his merry men to thwart a dastardly plan by the Sheriff of Nottingham to murder the Archbishop of Canterbury, who has denounced the sheriff's plot to confiscate another nobleman's land. Medieval adventure, starring Richard Greene, Peter Cushing, Niall MacGinnis, Richard Pasco, Sarah Branch and Oliver Reed.
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07:30 Great British Menu
Series 9. Episode 6/45: North West Starter The first of the North West region heats sees returning contender Mary-Ellen McTague and newcomers James Durrant and Mark Ellis prepare their starters for the D-Day banquet. They must impress a mystery Great British Menu veteran if they are to cook for judges Prue Leith, Oliver Peyton, Matthew Fort and Normandy landings veteran George Batts in the regional final.
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08:00 Great British Menu
Series 9. Episode 7/45: North West Seafood North West chefs Mary-Ellen McTague, James Durrant and Mark Ellis prepare seafood courses, taking inspiration from their families' and communities' contributions to the war effort. Returning contestant Mary-Ellen faces a disaster due to a frozen fish as the three vie to win a place in the regional final and get the chance to cook at a banquet marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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08:30 Great British Menu
Series 9. Episode 8/45: North West Main North West chefs Mary-Ellen McTague, James Durrant and Mark Ellis go all out to impress the mystery judge as they prepare main courses. The contenders are vying for a place in the regional final and the chance to cook at a banquet in St Paul's Cathedral to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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09:00 Great British Menu
Series 9. Episode 9/45: North West Dessert North West chefs Mary-Ellen McTague, James Durrant and Mark Ellis have one last chance to impress in their attempts to secure a place to cook at a banquet in St Paul's Cathedral marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The mystery Great British Menu veteran assesses them and decides which one of the trio will not be returning for the regional final.
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09:30 Great British Menu
Series 9. Episode 10/45: North West Judging The two remaining North West chefs prepare their entire menus for Prue Leith, Matthew Fort, Oliver Peyton and guest judge George Batts, who is a veteran of the Normandy landings. Only one contender can make it through to represent their region in the national finals and get the chance to cook at a banquet held in St Paul's Cathedral to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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10:00 Live Snooker: The World Championship
2014 Day One The opening session on day one of the sport's flagship event at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, featuring Ronnie O'Sullivan v Robin Hull and Stuart Bingham v Ken Doherty in the first round. The Rocket produced a sensational performance here last year to win his fifth title and become the only player other than Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry to have successfully retained the trophy at the Crucible, despite having only played one competitive match during the 2012/13 season. Presented by Hazel Irvine, with commentary by Dennis Taylor, Willie Thorne and Terry Griffiths.
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ITV 1
06:00 Dino Dan
Adventures for younger viewers following trainee palaeontologist Dan Henderson and his friends.
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06:10 Dino Dan
Adventures for younger viewers following trainee palaeontologist Dan Henderson and his friends.
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06:25 Matt Hatter Chronicles
Children's animation, following the adventures of the 13-year-old as he battles memorable villains from movies, myth and legend.
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06:50 Canimals
Fun for younger viewers with the group of tin can-like animals that love finding something new and worthy of attention in the most mundane of items.
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07:00 Canimals
Fun for younger viewers with the group of tin can-like animals that love finding something new and worthy of attention in the most mundane of items.
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07:05 Canimals
Fun for younger viewers with the group of tin can-like animals that love finding something new and worthy of attention in the most mundane of items.
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07:10 Om nom stories
Tales for younger viewers featuring the lovable monster.
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07:20 Sooty
Further adventures with ever-popular puppet pals Sooty, Sweep and Soo.
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07:30 Scrambled!
Children's fun, featuring Almost Naked Animals, Adventure Time, Horrid Henry and The Aquabats Super Show.
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09:25 ITV News
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09:30 Murder, She Wrote
Series 9. Episode 7/22: Sugar & Spice, Malice & Vice MI6 agent Michael Haggerty is found standing over the body of his estranged daughter's fiance - but Jessica believes there is more to the case than meets the eye and sets out to clear the name of her old friend. Whodunit, starring Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou.
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10:30 Dinner Date
Series 1. Episode 21/30: Greg Feer Greg from Derbyshire chooses three blind dates from five potential partners, based entirely on the menus they have created. When the three dinners have been eaten, he decides who he wants to see again. Narrated by Charlotte Hudson.
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11:30 ITV News and Weather
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11:40 The Crocodile Hunter Diaries
Series 2. Episode 25/26: Building a Dream Australia Zoo's expansion programme gets under way, with the venomous snakes, alligators and lizards being moved to their new homes, while two freshwater crocodiles are transferred to another wildlife park. Demolition of the old snake enclosures produces a plague of escaped geckos and the first-aid team leaps into action to save Mick from a blinding injury.
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Channel 4
06:10 The Hoobs
Series 1. Episode 220/250: Buddy Beacon Tula tries to attract passing Hoobmobiles by making a flashing light.
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06:35 Trans World Sport
Alice Cooper talks about his love of golf, and there's interviews with Paralympic cyclist Jon-Allan Butterworth and boxer Rex Tso. Plus, a profile of the Gibraltar football team.
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07:30 FIM Superbike World Championship
2014 Round Two Highlights of both races in the second round of the season in Spain, staged at the Ciudad del Motor de Aragon near Alcaniz.
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08:00 The Morning Line
Haydock Park Alice Plunkett and guests look ahead to this afternoon's racing at Haydock Park, including news, features, betting tips and the latest odds, and preview Friday's meeting.
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09:00 Frasier
Series 8. Episode 21/24: Semi-Decent Proposal Part one of two. The Seattle shrink agrees to escort Lana, his former high-school prom queen, to her surprise birthday party - but his ultimate goal is actually to spend time with her attractive friend Claire. Comedy, guest starring Jean Smart and Patricia Clarkson, with Kelsey Grammer.
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09:30 Frasier
Series 8. Episode 22/24: A Passing Fancy Part two of two. The shrink agrees to tutor a teenager in exchange for a date with Claire, while Roz is rewarded with a day off for taking the youngster to the prom. Comedy, starring Kelsey Grammer, Peri Gilpin and Jean Smart.
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09:55 The Big Bang Theory
Series 4. Episode 2/24: The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification Sheldon tries to extend his lifespan, concerned he will not be around long enough for his consciousness to be downloaded into a robot body, and the friends encounter Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (guest starring as himself) at the Cheesecake Factory.
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10:25 The Big Bang Theory
Series 4. Episode 3/24: The Zazzy Substitution Sheldon breaks up with Amy and turns to cats in his search for an alternative to human companionship. However, when he starts to bulk-buy pets, Leonard decides enough is enough and calls for reinforcements to help bring his friend back to his senses. Comedy, starring Jim Parsons.
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10:55 How I Met Your Mother
Series 4. Episode 6/24: Happily Ever After The gang fears Ted is repressing his feelings about getting left at the altar after discovering he has drawn up a map of places he can go without bumping into Stella. However, when the friends then visit a `safe' restaurant, they are horrified to discover she is there too - and after diving under the table to hide, each of them realises there is something in their lives they are running away from.
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11:20 How I Met Your Mother
Series 4. Episode 7/24: Not a Father's Day Barney is relieved that a woman he slept with is not pregnant, and creates a new holiday to celebrate not being a father. However, Lily and Marshall are contemplating having children, and ask Ted and Robin to help them decide what to do.
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11:45 The Simpsons
Series 1. Episode 2/13: Bart the Genius Bart cheats during an exam and finds himself hailed as a child genius, but soon discovers he is not really cut out for the academic life - especially as it means being sent away to a special school.
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Five
06:00 Peppa Pig
Series 3. Episode 23/52: Goldie the Fish Mummy Pig, George and Peppa take Goldie the fish to the vet because she is not eating her food.
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06:05 Roary the Racing Car
Series 1. Episode 44/52: Rusty Takes a Trip The cheerful racing car and his friends plan a surprise for Rusty.
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06:15 Fifi and the Flowertots
Series 2. Episode 17/52: Dr Webby Bumble sneezes so loudly it keeps everyone in the garden awake.
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06:25 Bubble Guppies
Series 1. Episode 6/20: The Grumpfish Special The team members decide to open a restaurant, but while they are busy cooking food there is one unhappy customer.
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06:35 The Mr Men Show
Series 1. Episode 17/52: Beach The gang visits the seaside, where gulls try to steal Mr Grumpy's sandwich, Mr Pernickety has an unpleasant experience and Mr Bump needs medical attention.
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06:50 Chloe's Closet
Series 2. Episode 10/26: Amid the Pyramids Chloe and the gang dress up as Egyptians and find themselves transported to ancient Egypt. A snake and a hippo guide them on a mission to find the great pyramid.
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07:00 Milkshake! Monkey
Series 2. Episode 1/20: Top Nanas! The puppet returns for more fun. In the first edition, Milkshake Monkey finds out where bananas come from on a visit to the Eden Project in Cornwall.
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07:05 Bananas in Pyjamas
Series 2. Episode 14/52: The Babysitting Bananas The duo look after Peck's ducklings for the day - but when they all play a ball game, it bounces out of the window and the baby birds go after it.
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07:20 Make Way for Noddy
Series 1. Episode 59/100: Lie Down, Mr Wobbly Man Tessie Bear and Noddy try to help Mr Wobbly Man lie down and look at the clouds on his birthday.
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07:35 City of friends
Series 1. Episode 26/52: Duty Before Pleasure The city prepares for a fireworks display, but work comes to a halt when the crews are called out on emergencies.
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07:50 Little Princess
Series 3. Episode 1/35: I Want My Horace The youngster is delighted to encounter a Shetland pony - until she realises how stubborn it is.
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08:10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky
Series 3. Episode 4/26: The Faraway Friend A spaceship crash-lands near Bill and Corky's home.
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08:25 Angelina Ballerina
Series 4. Episode 17/20: Angelina and the Front Page Angelina's father visits the academy to take photos for the Mouseland Herald.
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08:40 Rupert Bear
Series 1. Episode 44/52: Rupert Lights the Way The Rocky Bay lighthouse stops working, so Rupert and the gang try to help.
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08:55 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
Series 1. Episode 13/52: Nanny Plum's Lesson The duo and Gaston rescue Nanny Plum from a predicament.
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09:15 Jelly Jamm
Series 1. Episode 34/52: Ultravision A dodo is found wearing Goomo's glasses, so he has to decide whether to take them back.
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09:30 LazyTown
Series 3. Episode 1/13: Roboticus Robbie orders a robot to outperform Sportacus and become the town's new superhero.
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10:00 Access
Showbiz news and gossip.
10:05 The Dog Rescuers
Series 1. Episode 9/10 Chris Shaw sets out to find the owner of a dog abandoned in a park, while Peterborough officer Justin Stubbs gives an owner a week to clean up his rubbish-strewn house or risk losing his pet. In Essex, Matt Gough has to seek advice from an animal behaviour expert after taking charge of a Staffordshire bull terrier that was being kept in a small cage.
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10:40 Beware! Cowboy Builders Abroad
Series 9. Episode 1/6: Spain In a spin-off from the regular programme, Dominic Littlewood is joined by interior designer Gabrielle Blackman to help British expats who have fallen victim to unreliable tradespeople. Peter bought an illegally and badly built hotel in Spain and on its opening night, raw sewage spewed out onto the ground floor - leading to the hotel being shut down by the authorities. With no money coming in, Peter defaulted on his mortgage and lost everything and is now shelf-stacking back in England.
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11:40 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door
Series 1. Episode 3/6 Another selection of over-the-fence wrangles featuring Barnsley pensioners Barry and Phyllis Roddis's dispute with a neighbour who was scrapping cars in his driveway led to him waging a nine-year campaign of intimidation against them. Plus, in Streatham, south London, Richard and Philomena Chadwick have been battling for five years to evict squatters whose bongo-playing parties and rooftop sunbathing have invaded the privacy of their once secluded garden.
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Saturday afternoon

BBC 1
12:00 Football Focus
Dan Walker and guests look ahead to the weekend's fixtures, as the race for the Premier League title intensifies and clubs look to boost their chances of avoiding relegation, with Norwich City v Liverpool and Chelsea v Sunderland among the matches taking place.
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12:45 Saturday Sportsday
A round-up of the latest sports news, including a look ahead to today's important fixtures and events.
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13:00 BBC News; Weather
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13:15 Formula 1 - Chinese Grand Prix: Qualifying Highlights
Suzi Perry introduces the key moments from the session at the Shanghai International Circuit, where the grid was decided for the fourth race of the season. Lewis Hamilton started on pole here last year, and is expected to feature prominently once again for Mercedes, although he slipped down to finish third behind winner Fernando Alonso and runner-up Kimi Raikkonen in last year's race. With commentary by Ben Edwards and David Coulthard.
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14:30 Live Snooker: The World Championship
2014 Day One The afternoon session on day one at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, where Shaun Murphy faces Jamie Cope and Stephen Maguire takes on Ryan Day. Maguire has lost at this stage twice in the last three years, but reached the semi-final in 2012, while Murphy enters the tournament buoyed by his victory in the World Open in March, which was his first ranking title triumph in three years. The commentary team includes Ken Doherty, John Virgo and Stephen Hendry. Coverage continues on BBC Two.
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16:30 Final Score
Mark Chapman presents a round-up of the classified results and this afternoon's news from the Premier League, Football League and Scotland.
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17:15 Film: Shrek Forever After
The grumpy ogre longs for his simple life as a feared monster, so strikes a deal with magical trickster Rumpelstiltskin to get back to the way things were. However, he soon finds there is a catch - he ends up stuck in an alternate world where none of his friends know who he is and where Rumpelstiltskin has become the kingdom's tyrannical ruler. Animated comedy, with the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz.
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BBC 2
12:00 The Great British Bake Off Easter Masterclass
Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood give step-by-step demonstrations of some of their favourite seasonal recipes, including guides to making hot cross buns, simnel cake, chocolate custard tarts and a lemon meringue nest.
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13:00 Live Snooker: The World Championship
2014 Day One Further coverage of the opening session on day one at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, featuring Ronnie O'Sullivan v Robin Hull and Stuart Bingham v Ken Doherty in the first round. Presented by Hazel Irvine, with commentary and analysis by Steve Davis and John Parrott. Coverage continues on BBC One.
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14:30 Film: Henry VIII and his Six Wives
The Tudor monarch looks back on his tumultuous reign as he lies on his death-bed. He remembers the six women he made his queen, and how the series of unsuccessful marriages impacted on the political state of England and led to the downfall of some of his most trusted allies. Historical drama, starring Keith Michell, Donald Pleasence, Charlotte Rampling and Brian Blessed.
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16:30 Live Snooker: The World Championship
2014 Day One Further coverage of the afternoon session on day one at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, where Shaun Murphy faces Jamie Cope and Stephen Maguire takes on Ryan Day in their first-round matches. With commentary by Dennis Taylor, John Virgo and Terry Griffiths.
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17:45 Easter from King's
A candlelit service from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, telling the story of Easter in words and music. Stephen Cleobury directs the college's choir in music by Allegri, Mozart, Byrd, Vaughan Williams and Handel and the readings are taken from the King James Bible, with poems by John Donne, George Herbert and Siegfried Sassoon.
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ITV 1
12:10 Film: Never Say Never Again
James Bond investigates the hijacking of two American nuclear warheads and tracks the stolen missiles to the Bahamas, where a sinister millionaire working for criminal organisation Spectre is planning to hold the world to ransom. Action adventure, starring Sean Connery, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Kim Basinger, Max von Sydow and Barbara Carrera.
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14:40 Film: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
The young wizard and his friends return for their second term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to discover a strange serpentine power is petrifying the other students. Meanwhile, Harry is haunted by a sinister voice in his head urging him to uncover the dark force that is stalking the corridors of the school. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Kenneth Branagh.
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17:35 ITV News London
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17:45 ITV News and Weather
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Channel 4
12:15 The Simpsons
Series 1. Episode 3/13: Homer's Odyssey Homer is fired from the power plant and becomes so dejected that he contemplates suicide - until a near-tragic road accident makes him realise his purpose in life is to make Springfield safer.
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12:45 Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
Series 1. Episode 16/22: End of the Beginning Agents John Garrett and Antoine Triplett return to help Coulson and his team track down SHIELD's nefarious enemy, the Clairvoyant. But will Deathlok destroy them all to protect his master's identity? Clark Gregg stars in the fantasy adventure, featuring a guest appearance by Brad Dourif.
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13:40 Channel 4 Racing
Haydock Park and Kempton Park Alice Plunkett presents live coverage of seven races. From Haydock Park, races start at 2.05, 2.40, 3.15 and 3.50. From Kempton Park at 2.20, 2.55 and 3.15. With commentary and analysis by Richard Hoiles, Graham Cunningham, Jim McGrath and Tanya Stevenson and reports from Gina Bryce.
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16:10 Come Dine with Me
Fun-loving Sonya Smith is the first to host the dinner-party challenge from Reading, Berkshire, and aims to win over the guests with a Touch of Sparkle theme. Aware her cooking skills leave a lot to be desired, she hopes to bungle her way through the night, and though she is amused by the kitchen chaos, not everyone is impressed.
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16:40 Come Dine with Me
Londoner Glen Wilkie hosts the second dinner party of the week in Reading, Berkshire, and is confident of victory. However, a disaster with his dessert gets the day off to a bad start, and his main course, which he has chosen to call Bambi on a Plate, leaves one guest in tears - while another flatly refuses to eat it.
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17:10 Come Dine with Me
Mature student Richard Howse hosts the third dinner party in Reading, using a menu and set of instructions provided by his girlfriend to guide him. A treasure hunt brings out Glen Wilkie's feelings about Serine Daou, Sonya Smith dislikes some of the gluten-free food and, for the third night in a row, Sabi Phagura is served a plate of meat she will not eat.
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17:45 Come Dine with Me
The fourth dinner party in Reading sees fitness fanatic Sabi Phagura putting her healthy regimen to one side to host a bhangra-themed evening. Unfortunately, neither the traditional Indian food on the table nor the entertainment seems to impress the guests.
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Five
12:40 Film: Murder at the Gallop
Miss Marple focuses her powers of deduction on the case of an elderly and wealthy recluse apparently frightened to death by a cat. But the inquisitive spinster's suspicions are aroused when she learns four of the dead man's relatives stand to benefit from his demise. Mystery, starring Margaret Rutherford, Flora Robson, Robert Morley, Stringer Davis and Charles Tingwell. Part of the Britain's Favourite Detectives season.
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14:20 Film: Barabbas
The condemned thief who was spared death on the cross alongside Jesus is troubled by the memory of Christ's crucifixion. His quest to make peace with his past leads to his conversion to Christianity, but he ends up fighting for his life and freedom in the gladiatorial arena. Biblical drama, starring Anthony Quinn, Jack Palance and Arthur Kennedy.
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17:00 Film: Columbo: Ashes to Ashes
The shabby sleuth investigates the complex case of a murdered Hollywood gossip writer. He uses his unique talents to interrogate a smooth-talking funeral director, who was once romantically involved with the victim and one of the last people to see her alive. Detective drama, with Peter Falk. Patrick McGoohan co-stars and directs. Part of the Britain's Favourite Detectives season.
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Saturday evening

BBC 1
18:40 BBC News; Regional News and Weather
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19:00 Pointless Celebrities
Series 6. Episode 6/10 Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present a medical-themed edition, featuring past and present Casualty and Holby City stars Sunetra Sarker, Paul Bradley, Ian Kelsey and Ian Bleasdale, as well as Duncan Preston and Nichola McAuliffe, from 1990s sitcom Surgical Spirit. They are joined by George Layton, who appeared in the 1969 Doctor in the House and its sequels, and a woman who really does know a thing or two about medicine - The One Show's resident GP Dr Sarah Jarvis. Who'll be best when it comes to being worst?.
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19:50 The National Lottery: In It to Win It
Series 16. Episode 2/10 Dale Winton presents the quiz in which five contestants pit their wits to scoop a big cash prize. Only those in the winners' row will have a chance of taking home the loot, so they will need to get all the answers right - as well as a little bit of luck on their side. Includes the Lotto and Thunderball draws with Kate Garraway.
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20:40 Casualty
Series 28. Episode 34/48: When Nothing Else Matters Fletch attempts to build bridges between a feuding father and son following a car crash in which another sibling suffered a serious head injury. Cal tries to impress Lily as they work together on a patient who appears to have used the internet to diagnose himself with a brain tumour, and Jeff agrees to cover for Ash's daughter, Ella, after she suffers an allergic reaction to ketamine at Robyn's house party.
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21:30 The Guess List
Series 1. Episode 2/6 Rob Brydon hosts the Blankety Blank-style game show, in which celebrities help two contestants find the right answers to everyday questions, with the highest scorer going through to the final round to play for a specially selected prize. This week's famous faces are camp comic Julian Clary, singer Melanie C, Dragons' Den businesswoman Deborah Meaden, boxer David Haye and Rob's former Gavin & Stacey co-star Larry Lamb.
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22:10 BBC News; Weather
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22:30 Match of the Day
Gary Lineker presents highlights of the latest Premier League clashes, including Chelsea v Sunderland at Stamford Bridge and Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham at White Hart Lane. The Blues and Spurs started as clear favourites against the Black Cats and Cottagers, who are both struggling at the bottom of the table. Plus, action from Aston Villa v Southampton, Cardiff City v Stoke City, Newcastle United v Swansea City and West Ham United v Crystal Palace.
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23:50 The Football League Show
Manish Bhasin presents highlights and all the goals from today's fixtures in the Championship, League One and League Two, including Leicester City v Queens Park Rangers at the King Power Stadium. Harry Redknapp's men were seen as the favourites for automatic promotion at the start of the season, but now look set to face the lottery of the play-offs, while the Foxes have already secured their place in next season's Premier League.
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BBC 2
19:00 Live Snooker: The World Championship
2014 Day One Coverage of the concluding session on the opening day of the ranking tournament at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, where Ronnie O'Sullivan faces Robin Hull and Ali Carter takes on Xiao Guodong in round one. The Rocket has won the title for the past two years and his match is the first to reach a conclusion, with the first player to reach 10 frames progressing to the second round. Carter gets his fixture under way against a qualifier, and he has pedigree here having twice reached the final, only to lose to O'Sullivan on both occasions. Presented by Jason Mohammad, with commentary by Willie Thorne and Stephen Hendry.
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20:00 University Challenge: The Story So Far
Documentary tracing the origins and development of the long-running student quiz show that was first broadcast in 1962 and has been immortalised in the British film Starter for 10. Featuring contributions by former contestants Stephen Fry, John Simpson, Julian Fellowes and Miriam Margolyes, as well as hosts Bamber Gascoigne and Jeremy Paxman.
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21:00 University Challenge: Champion of Champions
Jeremy Paxman hosts a special edition of the student quiz, as teams representing Magdalen College, Oxford, and Manchester University do battle. Each has won the series crown on four occasions during the show's history, more than any other institution, and both teams are made up of members taken from each of their four championship-winning quartets.
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21:30 Messiah at the Foundling Hospital
Handel's Messiah is one of the most popular choral pieces in Western music, yet few people know the story of how this much-loved work came to public attention or helped save the lives of tens of thousands of children. Historian Amanda Vickery and Radio 3 presenter Tom Service present this docu-drama that recreates the performance of Messiah at London's Foundling Hospital in 1750 and reveals how this special fundraising concert helped maintain the institution and heralded a golden age of philanthropy.
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22:30 Pop Goes BBC Two
Documentary exploring popular music since 1964 through a selection of 50 moments from BBC Two, featuring key live performances, excerpts from documentaries and iconic presenters in action on the channel. Including Joy Division's appearance on Something Else, the Stone Roses suffering a power failure mid-song on The Late Show, John Lennon reciting poetry with Dudley Moore on Not Only... But Also, Jools Holland chatting to Amy Winehouse on Later and Patti Smith performing Horses on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1976. Plus, clips from The Beat Room, Colour Me Pop, Ebony and Def II, as well as Glastonbury festivals over the years.
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ITV 1
18:00 You've Been Framed! & Famous
Harry Hill narrates a selection of comical mishaps filmed by viewers on their webcams, mobile phones and camcorders, featuring a range of celebrity lookalikes, as Simon Cowell takes to the trampoline, Kate Middleton unveils her new workout routine and Ryan Giggs struggles to atone for his mistakes.
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19:00 Britain's Got Talent
Series 8. Episode 2/13 The annual search for a star continues as more auditionees try to win over Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon with their talents. The acts all have their eyes on the prize of £250,000 and a slot at this year's Royal Variety Performance, but first they must secure a place in the live semi-finals. Will any of them be good enough for the judges' new golden buzzers, like last week's dancing duo Paddy and Nico? Ant and Dec host.
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20:20 Amazing Greys
Series 1. Episode 2/6 Three young contestants take on this week's line-up of Amazing Greys, which comprises former Wimbledon finalist Christine Truman, Mastermind winner Liz Horrocks, veteran quiz-show competitor Brian Edwards, table tennis champ Roy Norton, bowls player Willie Wood and powerlifter Pat `The Mighty Atom' Tombs. Game show, hosted by Paddy McGuinness and Angela Rippon.
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21:20 Law & Order: UK
Series 8. Episode 6/8: Bad Romance A blood-spattered hotel room and a stolen credit card lead Ronnie and Joe to Charles Hutton, a member of the wealthy upper classes who dotes on his wife Camille and daughter Georgia. The detectives find clues that suggest Georgia gave birth at the scene, but where is the baby now? The young woman and her boyfriend Rufus prove difficult for Jake and Kate to prosecute, and to make matters worse, the defence counsel turns out to be Jake's old nemesis. As the evidence stacks up, how far will Charles go to protect his privileged family? Guest starring James Wilby and Joseph Millson.
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22:15 The Americans
Series 2. Episode 6/13: Behind the Red Door The agents' latest mission involves a dangerous naval officer who is posing a threat to their family, and Elizabeth must work with Nicaraguan spy Lucia to gain access to a congressman's office. Meanwhile, Oleg meets Stan in an isolated warehouse and gives him an ultimatum - hand over the FBI surveillance logs pertaining to him within three days or he will blow Nina's cover.
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23:15 ITV News and Weather
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23:30 Through the Keyhole
Series 1. Episode 4/6 Keith Lemon invites Coronation Street's Catherine Tyldesley (Eva Price) and veteran broadcaster Terry Wogan to join Dave Berry on the panel as he noses around the homes of three mystery celebrities. With the help of the studio audience, the panellists must use their powers of deduction and observation to identify the famous homeowners.
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Channel 4
18:15 Come Dine with Me
Corset-maker Serine Daou hosts the final night of the culinary competition in Reading, Berkshire, and hopes to impress with her burlesque-themed party. When the gourmet burgers she serves fail to impress, she must rely on the evening's entertainment to put her back on course for the £1,000 prize.
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18:45 Channel 4 News
Including sport and weather.
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19:00 Lent Diaries
In the run-up to Easter, this series of short films provides an insight into the lives of people who worship in West African churches, the fastest growing sector of Christianity in Britain today.
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19:05 Grand Designs
Series 13. Episode 5/11 Colin Mackinnon and his partner Marta Briongos take on an ambitious project to build a bespoke metal home next to an airfield runway, designed by one of Scotland's most eminent architects and inspired by aircraft hangars. They have to contend with violent rain, snow, 100mph winds and the worst storms for a century, and the couple have to draw on their reserves of mental energy, as what was supposed to be a 12-month build heads into a third year.
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20:05 Hostages
Series 1. Episode 15/15: Endgame It's the day of the president's surgery and the various plots are in motion, but just before the operation begins, Ellen is cornered by the first lady, who has finally seen through her deception and demands the truth. Meanwhile, Blair's hired terrorists are moving into position, posing as secret service agents. Toni Collette stars in the American drama. Last in the series.
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21:00 Film: Taken
An American teenager travelling through Europe is abducted by a gang of sex traffickers. However, what the kidnappers do not realise is that the girl's father is a former CIA agent, who employs all his old skills as he searches for the criminals and tries to rescue his daughter. Thriller, starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace.
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22:50 Film: The Stone Roses: Made of Stone
Premiere. Documentary about the influential British rock band, in which film-maker Shane Meadows follows the group through rehearsals for their 2012 reunion concerts at Manchester's Heaton Park, the first time they had played together in 16 years. Featuring previously unseen archive footage spanning the Roses' history.
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Five
18:40 Longmire
Series 1. Episode 4/10: The Cancer A fisherman reels in two dead bodies at a remote creek, and Walt has to work with an officer from the reservation police and a national forest ranger. One of the victims is identified as a Native American known to have dealt marijuana and another is found to be a hitman for a Mexican cartel, leading the sheriff to fear that major drug producers are about to start a turf war in the area. Guest starring Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland).
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19:30 NCIS
Series 7. Episode 2/24: Reunion Gibbs and his team investigate the bizarre deaths of a Marine and two of his friends at a stag party. Elsewhere, Gibbs tries to persuade Vance to allow Ziva back into the NCIS. However, she must first pass a barrage of psychological evaluations. Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette star.
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20:25 NCIS
Series 7. Episode 3/24: The Inside Man A blogger who accused the NCIS of a cover-up is found dead, and Gibbs and his team are forced to reopen a closed case to find the killer. However, state police suspect the special agents may have been involved in the murder and take control of the investigation. Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Cote de Pablo, Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette star.
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21:20 5 News Weekend
Round-up of the day's headlines from around the world.
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21:25 Britain's Favourite Detectives
A countdown of the nation's favourite crime solvers as voted for by Channel 5 viewers in an online poll. The list features those who work best alone such as Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot and Lt Columbo, as well as duos including Morse and Lewis and Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman's portrayal of Holmes and Watson in Sherlock. There are clips of the TV detective debuts of Pierce Brosnan (Remington Steele) and Bruce Willis (Moonlighting), alongside interviews with Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek), Felicity Kendal (Rosemary & Thyme), Prime Suspect creator Lynda La Plante, Phil Davis (Whitechapel) and Una Stubbs (Sherlock).
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00:00 Snooker: The World Championship
2014 Day One Jason Mohammad presents highlights of the evening session on the opening day at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, where two first-round matches were scheduled. Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ali Carter were the seeds involved against Robin Hull and Xiao Guodong respectively, with the Rocket looking to become the first player into the last 16 as his fixture concluded. The commentary team includes Dennis Taylor, John Virgo and John Parrott.
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00:50 Snooker: World Championship Extra
2014 Day One Extended highlights of a first-round match from the opening day of the final ranking tournament of the season at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. With commentary and analysis by Steve Davis, John Parrott, Terry Griffiths, Dennis Taylor, Willie Thorne, John Virgo and Stephen Hendry.
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02:50 This Is BBC TWO
Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two.
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ITV 1
00:25 Jackpot247
Viewers are offered the chance to participate in live interactive gaming from the comfort of their sofas, with an entertaining mix of roulette-wheel spins and lively chat from the presenting team. Featuring a variety of prizes and promotions.
03:00 Dinner Date: Australia
Series 1. Episode 1/6: Simone Matchmaking show in which people hope to connect through their love of food. In each episode, three potential partners aim to impress a singleton with their skills in the kitchen. Three weeks after Simone gave birth, her relationship broke down, so she is keen for presenter Manu Feildel to help her find love again.
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03:45 ITV Nightscreen
Text-based information service.
Channel 4
00:50 Film: Trainspotting
A heroin addict makes a series of attempts to kick the habit, but the grind of everyday life and a circle of similarly self-destructive friends keep dragging him back to his old ways. Following a near-fatal overdose, he comes to the realisation that the only way to put his life in order is to rid himself of his friends - which is easier said than done. Danny Boyle's drama based on Irvine Welsh's novel, starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner.
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02:25 Hollyoaks
Omnibus. Sinead is shocked when a guilt-ridden Ste is arrested for murder, and Fraser hopes to win over Tegan before she can contact the police. Meanwhile, Lindsey fears she might lose her job as the authorities launch an in-depth investigation into baby Katy's death.
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04:30 Superscrimpers' Challenge
Series 7. Episode 5/20: Fashion and Three Course Dinner Two friends try to create a classy three-course meal on a budget of £20, a family who spend £780 a year on sweets are challenged to make their own with just £5 to spend, and two fashion-conscious sisters search for a new outfits with just £20 between them.
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05:25 River Cottage Bites
Short highlights from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's adventures at the smallholding, revealing the secrets to whipping up simple culinary treats.
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05:40 Goodwood 72nd Members' Meeting
A look at the recent event held at the Goodwood Circuit in Sussex, including the conclusion of the Gerry Marshall Trophy for 1970s saloons.
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Five
00:15 SuperCasino
Viewers get the chance to take part in live interactive gaming, with an entertaining mix of roulette-wheel spins and lively chat from the presenting team. Featuring a variety of prizes and promotions.
03:15 Classic Car Rescue
Series 2. Episode 1/8: Porsche 928 Bernie Fineman and Mario Pacione return to seek out more classics in need of restoration, beginning with a Porsche 928 that has suffered from years of water damage. The car's bubbled paintwork, seized brakes and rusting nuts, bolts and screws seem bad enough, but it gets worse when the vehicle's complicated electrics go haywire and trap Mario inside. Once Bernie and his team of mechanics have serviced the engine, the car is taken to a rolling road to put it through its paces, before former racing driver Paul O'Neill assesses its value to see if all the work has been worthwhile.
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04:00 Wildlife SOS
The work of volunteers treating sick, injured and orphaned animals at a wildlife sanctuary.
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04:25 Make It Big
Series 1. Episode 12/14 As the last day approaches the team starts feeling the pressure, having sold only 50 of the 200 tickets available. Jordan hits the phones, and his efforts to book a celebrity guest finally pay off - but a tour of the damaged office looks set to put a damper on proceedings.
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04:50 The Funky Valley Show
Series 1. Episode 25/40: Fergus and the Treasure/Power Cut Double-bill. Fergus the fox and Nanny the goat look for pirate treasure, while Norris sabotages Funky Town's power station in an attempt to get his hands on Clara's cakes.
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05:00 Angels of Jarm
Series 1. Episode 8/40: Fate Angel Rafe arrives to help teach Wendy that sometimes things happen for a reason.
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05:05 Roary the Racing Car
Series 2. Episode 49/52: It's Go Go Go at Silver Hatch A commentator is invited to report on a stunt display by the cars, but has other ideas, and confesses he has always dreamed of racing himself. Guest starring Murray Walker.
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05:20 Angels of Jarm
Series 1. Episode 28/40: Better Safe Than Sorry Teachers Theo and Faith warn the children not to run away, but Penny does not listen.
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05:25 The Funky Valley Show
Series 1. Episode 24/40: Funky Beach/Dippy and the Mud Monster Double bill. Norris follows the gang to the beach and Dippy creates a mud sculpture.
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05:35 Roary the Racing Car
Series 1. Episode 9/52: Flash Flips Out Flash grows tired of the constant roar of engines and decides to divert the cars off the track.
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05:50 Roary the Racing Car
Series 1. Episode 10/52: Rusty Remembers Rusty the caravan needs his friends to cheer him up.
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