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9/22/2011 03:24:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who will go head to head with The X Factor, when the series finale is transmitted on Saturday 1st October.

The Wedding of River Song has been scheduled for 7.05pm on BBC One, directly following on from the first live Saturday show of this year's Strictly Come Dancing. The programme forms part of a double bill of fantasy on the channel with the story being followed by the season premier of Merlin.

Both are up against ITV1's biggest hitter in the form of The X Factor which starts at 7.30pm, half way through Doctor Who. The contest has reached the stage where celebrity guest stars will help whittle the number of contestants down from 32 to the final 16. The first half of Doctor Who will face All Star Family Fortunes, which just edged ahead of Doctor Who on overnight figures last week. This edition features Christopher Bisson of Emmerdale and McFly's Harry Judd.

Against the Doctor, BBC Two will be showing Frost on Nixon, not the film but an interview with TV presenter David Frost talking to broadcaster Joan Bakewell about his landmark interviews with former US president Richard Nixon. Channel 4 will be showing Channel 4 News followed by X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the 2009 spin-off prequel from the action fantasy X-Men series, starring Hugh Jackman. Channel Five will be showing the 1965 film Battle of the Bulge, starring Henry Fonda and Robert Shaw.
The Sarah Jane Adventures will return at 5.15pm on CBBC on Monday 3rd October, with episode two being shown at the same time on Tuesday.