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Saturday July 1 2017
7-DAY
T
TV & RADIO
GUIDE
page 23
Marvel unm
unmasked
How to mak
make a
superhero movie, by
superh
the blockbuster boss 8
th
Return to
realism
The exhibition
of the season
Plus Summer books Hot titles to pack
Look good on the beach The critics’ guide to what to read on holiday
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everyone’s talking about
What Poldark did next
Contents
SILVERHUB/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK
Why?
Fans of swarthy and hirsute beefcake are
preparing for a big-screen swoon: the Poldark star and sexy scyther Aidan Turner
has signed on to a high-concept movie
with the fabulously self-explanatory title
The Man Who Killed Hitler and then the
Bigfoot. The film will be directed by the
novice film-maker Robert D Krzykowski
and produced by the indie cinema stalwart
John Sayles (Lone Star).
Turner plays a Second World War
American soldier called Calvin Barr who
abandons his true love for the mission of a
lifetime — he goes deep behind enemy
lines and assassinates Adolf Hitler (Didn’t
Tarantino already do that trick at the end
of Inglourious Basterds?). Later in life, funnily enough, Barr is asked to do the same
thing, but with Bigfoot (Bigfoot, Hitler?
They’re almost interchangeable, right?).
That’s the plot, anyway. Now the crucial
question for fans of Poldark and Turner
man-flesh (that’s us) is whether the 34year-old eye-crumpet will take his top off.
And although the idea of our hero dressed
in army fatigues for a high-tension assassination might seem to preclude the possibility of a strip-off, there is precedent.
When discussing Poldark’s toplessscything scene Turner famously revealed:
“It was never in the script that he takes his
top off. It just made sense to me. That’s the
worst thing . . . It was my bloody idea.”
To which we can only add that we suspect that it gets very hot and sweaty when
you’re behind enemy lines, trying to kill
Hitler. Calvin Barr should probably cool
down with a bit of quality au naturel time.
Maybe a dip in a picturesque pond, perchance? The film starts shooting in August
and will be released next year. We should
probably start drooling now.
Kevin Maher
Film 8
Nonfiction 14
Respect the costume
and limit the violence —
Kevin Feige, the boss of
Marvel, reveals how to
make a superhero movie
From mad hares
to Macaronis and
not-so-noble savages:
Robbie Millen on history,
biography and more
Fiona Wilson chooses
novels and short stories
for the sunlounger
Aidan Turner will play a US soldier who kills Hitler — and Bigfoot
Voi
Voices
of tthe
Am
Amazon
dance
Sadl s Wells, London
Sadler’
Debra Craine, page 21
Deb
Beyond
Caravaggio
Scottish Nationall
Gallery, Edinburgh
gh
Rachel CampbellJohnston, page 21
film
music
Baby
Driver
On general release
Kate Muir, page 20
Travel 18
Michael Prodger goes
around the world
in literature
What’s on 20-21
Our critics choose the
week’s best exhibitions,
gigs, film, comedy, dance,
opera and more
TV & Radio 23-51
Summer books 10 Children’s 16
visual
art
Hyde Park, London
Will Hodgkinson, page 20
Marcel Berlins on dark
deeds and riveting reads,
plus Antonia Senior’s
best historical novels
“What’s the word for a
drama that pretends to
be condemning a thing,
but is actually bathing
in that thing?”
What the critics would
uld pay to see
British
Summertime:
Justin Bieber
Nancy Durrant previews
an exhibition that brings
the work of neglected
British realist painters
of the Twenties and
Thirties back to life
Hugo Rifkind 7
What they say
“The noblest, hottest, most
down-to-earth hero who ever rallied the
troops or scythed a field shirtless and in
slow motion.” The New York Times on
Aidan Turner’s charms
Exhibition 4
Crime &
historical
fiction 12
Alex O’Connell picks the
tales that will keep kids
of every age engrossed
Charles Dance makes
some unexpected
discoveries in Who
Do You Think You Are?,
plus Melvyn Bragg
on the influence of
the television
Puzzles 52-55
Crosswords, Sudoku and
more of your favourite
brainteasers
Cover photograph
Marguerite Kelsey, 1928.
Meredith Framptom/
©Tate
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exhibition
out with the ark Winifred Knights depicted the great flood in The Deluge, 1920
The British
artists who
kept it real
Between the wars realism ruled in Blighty, yet
this era was soon forgotten. A new exhibition
is bringing it to life again, says Nancy Durrant
W
hen you think
of the great British artists of the
Twenties
and
Thirties,
who
springs to mind?
Henry Moore,
obviously, and his pal Barbara Hepworth,
maybe her husband, Ben Nicholson.
Stanley Spencer, definitely. Vanessa Bell,
at a push, although her best was perhaps
behind her. How about Albert Rutherston? Or Mark Lancelot Symons? Unforgettable, surely — at least, if you’d ever
heard of Symons, which you almost certainly haven’t.
And yet he was a genius, at least according to Patrick Elliott, the chief curator at
the Scottish National Gallery of Modern
Art in Edinburgh. Symons is among
58 artists whose work is about to be showcased in a lavish exhibition at the gallery,
True to Life: British Realist Painting in the
1920s and 1930s — and all but a few of them
(Spencer, say, or Laura Knight, or Edward
Burra) have more or less vanished from
view until now. It’s not, let’s face it, a great
selling point.
Elliott cheerfully agrees. “The names
are completely unfamiliar to most people,”
he says — and that includes the people
who give the go-ahead to exhibitions. “If
you go into a meeting and mention Malcolm Milne, Harold Williamson, or even
someone like Gerald Leslie Brockhurst or
Meredith Frampton, you get glazed looks.
But if you’ve got the pictures with you,
everyone understands it immediately.
They’re technically brilliant, you can see
that they’re going to appeal to a wide
public, and no one’s ever done anything
like this before.”
This will be the biggest exhibition of
British Twenties and Thirties realist art
since, well, the Twenties and Thirties.
That might be because “realism” isn’t
really a thing. These artists have never
been treated as a group, says Elliott, “partly because they weren’t a group . . . it’s not
an ‘ism’. It’s not like futurism or cubism, it’s
lots of people who didn’t necessarily know
each other or paint in the same style. It’s
not even a style.”
Elliott has narrowed his concept by
focusing on a type of draughtsmanship
popular at the time, known as “the brushless style” — smooth, glossy, with a flawless finish achieved by painstaking work.
Some of the paintings in the show, such as
Brockhurst’s luscious 1933 portrait of his
lover Kathleen Woodward, known as Dorette, took years. He worked on it for two,
It comes out of a
time that focused
obsessively on
draughtsmanship
blue remembered By the Hills, 1939, by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst
then after it was sold, asked for it back so
that he could continue fiddling.
What it creates is the kind of pictures
that will make anyone who has walked
round a modern art gallery despairingly,
thinking “but what does it mean?”, sigh
with relieved pleasure. Immaculate, highly
detailed and luminously beautiful, it
speaks to what Elliott acknowledges is a
particularly British fondness in art for
both beauty “and also well-made work;
you can see that they’ve spent ages doing
drawings and preparing”. It comes out of
an era of art education that focused
obsessively on draughtsmanship.
Many of the artists here attended the
Slade School of Art where, under the ferocious surgeon-turned-art-tutor Henry
Tonks, the first two of the three years of
study could be spent armed only with a
pencil, learning to draw, and draw, and
draw, and “if you even looked at or thought
about Picasso, Tonks would send you
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RUSSELL-COTES ART GALLERY & MUSEUM; BRIDGEMAN IMAGES; TATE; FERENS ART GALLERY, KINGSTON-UPON-HULL; THE ESTATE OF WINIFRED KNIGHTS
lashings of ginger beer Hiking, 1936, by the Northumberland artist and teacher James Walker Tucker
home”, says Elliott. When Tristram Hillier,
whose 1939 harbour scene Le Havre de
Grace is in the exhibition, made some
slightly cubist drawings, Tonks called it
“obscene nonsense” and never spoke to
him again.
The influences on display are equally
traditional. As Elliott writes in the exhibition’s catalogue: “The interwar period was
a period of rapid change, but being a period
of change, there was value in looking back
to traditions that were fast disappearing,
and the British did that with relish.”
The early Renaissance held a particular
fascination for, among others, Thomas
Monnington, Colin Gill, Harry Morley
and Winifred Knights, whose The Deluge,
from 1920, will be one of the show’s highlights. In their work can be seen shades of
Piero della Francesca, Masaccio and Antonio and Piero del Pollaiuolo. Brockhurst
was a Leonardo da Vinci devotee (just look
at Dorette’s Mona Lisa-ish position in front
of a landscape). Hillier valued Van Eyck
above all, and other early Netherlandish
painters wield their influence throughout
the show. James McIntosh Patrick’s landscapes owe much to Pieter Bruegel the
Elder, while the ghost of Vermeer haunts
Leonard Campbell-Taylor’s 1932 Still Life
of a jug and a knob of butter.
Much of the work shares with, say,
Vermeer, a strong streak of the contemporary in the subject matter (not so much
with the early Renaissance — too many
angels). Despite their interest in the past,
these artists were painting their own
changing world.
A section of the show will be devoted
to paintings of leisure pursuits — John
Cosmo Clark’s 1933 English Country Fair,
Harold Williamson’s 1939 Spray, of a
startled swimmer, or his chaste Picnic from
1938, and Colin Gill’s rather more bacchanalian alfresco lunch, Allegro, 1920-21. It
was a growing part of life, says Elliott —
“sport, travel — the weekend away. People
have cars and bikes, there’s a lot of interest
in getting fresh air. The Ramblers’ Association was created in 1935, suncream
went on sale in 1936.” Rutherston’s nearsix-metre folding screen depicting country pursuits will be shown, Elliott thinks,
for the first time since it was bought by the
V&A from the Paris International Exhibition in 1937.
What they don’t address, however, is
war. “There were articles just after the
First World War, asking, ‘Why aren’t there
any pictures about the war?’ ”says Elliott.
“Apart from those that were commissioned as war art, there’s not an awful lot,
solace and comfort
Meredith Frampton’s
1928 portrait of the
artists’ model Marguerite
Kelsey. Above left:
Harold Williamson’s
Spray from 1939
and if you look at the late Thirties you
wouldn’t get much of a sense that the war
was coming.” Artists, of course, did have to
make a living and buyers wanted “solace
and comfort” in their art, thinks Elliott.
“Who’s going to buy a picture that tells you
about a war that has happened or a war
that is coming?”
The works also have a curious lack of
drama, probably because “that was seen as
Victorian. Victorian narrative wasn’t popular, it was too signposted, it was relying
too much on literary things and they
wanted to be more painterly.”
Only a few artists told stories, among
them Spencer, a “brilliant” artist. “We’ve
got him next to Clifford Rowe and Clive
Branson — one is a Victorian sentimentalist [Spencer] and the others are agitprop
communists and they’re basically painting
the same way. But in general, big story and
subject matter pictures rather went out
the window.”
So, it’s beautiful, well executed and not
wildly challenging. Why then don’t we see
this work in galleries any more? It was
popular in its time, not just with the public
but with museums — they paid up to £600,
then a huge sum, for a work by Brockhurst
at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. (Although not, apparently, the Tate,
which relied then on only one bequest for
its acquisitions and was therefore at a financial disadvantage compared with, say,
Hull, Rochdale, Preston or Manchester.
You can just imagine the trustees’ fury at
being pipped to the post by Stoke.)
Elliott thinks their disappearance stems
from the times the artists lived in — it was
almost inevitable that they would fall out
of fashion. “Many would have been born in
the latter part of the 19th century, in some
instances before electricity was invented
or cars were on the road,” he says. “They
were Victorian artists and yet they died in
the Fifties when Sputniks were circling the
world. I think it’s the period of the most
radical change that has ever happened,
and they lost traction. They modernised in
the Twenties and Thirties, but by the Fifties and Sixties pop and abstract art had
taken over and these people, in the last
stage of their lives, were pretty much forgotten, consigned to minor auctions and
the basements of museums.”
Elliott hopes that this exhibition will
change that, and open the eyes of visitors
to “the depth and range of British art. If
you pick up pretty much any book on British art of the 20th century, this stuff is
largely absent. Stanley Spencer gets in
there, but none of the others.”
It’s easier for publishers or galleries to
think in terms of styles and groups. “With
this lot it’s more complicated. People will
be surprised by the quality of the work, by
the number of artists and hopefully enthused by the fact that here is a huge topic
that this opens up.
“There are dozens of solo shows
struggling to get out of this exhibition.
Alan Beeton, for example, amazing artist.
Hillier? When did you last see a Hillier
show? You visit the Ferens Art Gallery in
Hull and they’ve got two of the best Brockhurst and Framptons. You look at them
and you think, well someone’s got to do a
show. The amazing thing is that no one has
done it before.”
True to Life: British Realist Painting in
the 1920s and 1930s is at the Scottish
National Gallery of Modern Art,
Edinburgh (0131 624 6200), from July 1
to October 29
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Hugo Rifkind on TV
Women are big right now. They
are definitely having a moment
but the mould would return because she
cannot afford the heating. Whereas they
could kick her out and rent it for far more
money to somebody who could.
They didn’t, although the easy option
would have been to hate the pair of them
for even considering it. This programme
didn’t quite go there. Instead, more subtly,
it highlighted the sheer madness of outsourcing the moral responsibility for this
sort of thing to the private sector. Everybody vaguely knows that housing is broken in this country. Everybody should
watch this, and see how.
Glow
(Netflix)
Gypsy
(Netflix)
The Week the
Landlords Moved In
(BBC One)
W
hat’s the word for
a drama that pretends to be condemning a thing,
but is actually
bathing in that
thing? Like Paul
Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights, a film
that was sort of a condemnation of the
porn industry, but also full of moments
that basically screamed: “Hey, check out
this sexy porn!” Or, more recently, Orange
is the New Black, which seemed to quickly
forget that it was supposed to be challenging the notion that women’s prisons were
all lesbianism and racism, and instead
started offering up not much more than a
story about some hot racist lesbians.
What’s the word I’m thinking of? Cynical?
Hypocritical? Something like that.
Well, whatever it is, Glow is it. It’s from
roughly the same stable as Orange (Jenji
Kohan, who also created the brilliant
Weeds, is an executive producer), but, I
think, better. The name stands for
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, which itself
was apparently a TV show in the 1980s,
although I don’t remember it.
In fact, the only wrestling I do remember watching in the 1980s was that Saturday lunchtime stuff with Big Daddy and
Giant Haystacks, and that other bloke in
the mask who you always dimly suspected
was also Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks,
taking turns. Although none of them, at
least to me, looked half this good with their
bottoms in Lycra. Glow is all about the
bottoms in Lycra. And the massive hair.
And the panting, slapping and rolling
around. And the Lycra, around bottoms,
although I feel I may have mentioned this.
And also feminism.
Well, probably feminism. I’m sure it’s in
there somewhere. Rarely do you watch a
show, though, where you can so clearly
visualise the air-punching in the studio
when somebody, somewhere, came up
with the premise. “What’s big right now?”
somebody will have asked, perhaps chewing on a cigar. “Women,” will have been the
reply. “And the 1980s. And Lycra. Ideally,
we’d make Fame again. Actually, we probably already did. Somebody google it. Plus,
we need to be able to pretend it’s a comedy.
Hmm.” And then somebody else will have
shouted, “WRESTLING!” and they’ll all
have been stunned by how many on-trend
boxes were being ticked. And they’ll have
called a casting director who knows
bottoms and ordered the leg-warmers.
Alison Brie stars. Breakthrough role.
You may remember her as Pete Campbell’s
cheesy Back to the Eighties with Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin in Glow
insanely annoying wife in Mad Men, but
she is almost unrecognisable here and
considerably less annoying. Or at least
differently annoying. There’s a whole
running gag, admittedly, about how “annoying” she is, which comes hand in hand
with jokes about her being “weird-looking” on account of the way she’s only 90ish per cent Hollywood supermodel beautiful, with the pair of these being an early
indication of “character”. Feminism, right?
She’s an actress. As in, she’s playing an
actress, as well as being an actress. Confusing. Anyway, she can’t get work, on
account of being “annoying”, and then the
wrestling gig comes up. She has also been
sleeping with the husband of her best
friend, Debbie (Betty Gilpin), although not
in any way we’re supposed to be judgmental about, I think, which leads to the pair of
them having a fight, in a wrestling ring. But
then you’ll find you’ve watched almost the
whole series in a single sitting, and it’s 1am,
and you’re still not sure if it’s any good.
Which probably, I think, means it is.
I wasn’t joking, by the way, when I said
“women” were big right now. It’s odd, I
know, because we’ve had women for ages,
but they are definitely having a moment.
Gypsy, also on Netflix, is the sort of show
that simply wouldn’t have happened
otherwise. Sam Taylor-Johnson directs.
Naomi Watts plays Jean, a therapist who
may be having some kind of breakdown.
Happily married, albeit to a man she doesn’t
see much, she finds herself acting out the
lives her clients talk about in sessions.
The core plot revolves round Sidney
(Sophie Cookson), who is a young barista
and a singer in a band. One of Jean’s clients
used to date her and has become obsessed.
Jean stalks her too, and becomes obsessed
too. She’s a good 20 years older than Sidney, obviously, but gets away with it by
looking like Naomi Watts. I’m only two
episodes in, but so far Gypsy is very good
on the baby steps of infidelity; the small lies
that pave the way for bigger ones. Better
still, it is setting up a plate-juggling galaxy
of deceit that eventually can only come
tumbling down.
Everything is character-led, in a manner, frankly, that normally only happens
with male leads, although we don’t yet
have any clear idea of the character leading it all. If it eventually crystallises, I think
Gypsy might be remembered as something
pretty groundbreaking. Whereas if it
doesn’t, forget I ever said that.
Finally, The Week the Landlords Moved In
was not what I expected. What I was
expecting was a righteous hate-fest and at
times, admittedly, it came pretty close.
Peter and Marc, a father-and-son team,
own 40 properties. Linda lives in one of
them, in east London. For a week they go
and live in it instead. The walls are mouldy
and the kitchen is falling apart. They’re
shocked. No wonder. We’re all shocked,
and most of us don’t even own it. Meanwhile, Paul specialises in renting single
rooms in multiple-occupancy houses in
Milton Keynes, and Hayley lives in one of
them. He goes to live there too.
Both sets of landlords are profiting
mightily, to the extent of almost profiteering. Yet beyond that the two situations are
not so similar. With Paul and Hayley, while
the house is a state, Hayley has more power
than she thinks. A young professional, she
is a desirable tenant. She could have complained about the rats, the crap kitchen and
the broken windows and if she had been
evicted she could have gone elsewhere.
Linda is in a different boat. Aged 66, she
was in her flat — I think a former council
flat — before her landlords bought it. She’s
afraid of complaining in case they kick her
out. Moving in, Peter and Marc realise that
there is no way for them to do right by
Linda and profit too. They could — should
— give her a new kitchen and bathroom,
Glow is
all about
bottoms in
Lycra, big
hair and
slapping. And
also feminism
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film
Marvel unmasked:
how to make a
superhero movie
Respect the costume, cast proper actors, watch Superman —
Kevin Feige, the boss of Marvel, reveals the rules of the game
2
K
Play the “game”
Every time we’re developing the movie
we play a game. We take the superhero element out of the story. We take away the
costume and we take away the superpower. And we say: “Is this still an interesting
movie? Is this a cool idea?” In Spider-Man:
Homecoming we ask what would it be like
to live in the Marvel world with all this
stuff happening around you? What
would it be like for a working class
guy (played by Michael Keaton),
who doesn’t have powers, doesn’t
have a billion dollars and isn’t a
prince from an alien planet? How
does he compete with that?
evin Feige is the 44year-old movie producer and president of
Marvel Studios. He
makes hits. He turns
comic books into gold.
The Avengers, Iron
Man, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy.
They’re all his. At a time when competing
superhero movies are either critically
derided (Suicide Squad) or outright
flops (Fantastic Four), Feige has an
unerring ability to earn critical
adulation and eye-watering boxoffice dollars — the tally for his 15
Marvel movies so far is $11.8 billion. These are his rules, revealing
how he does it. Kevin Maher
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Do your research: watch
Superman
Superman [Richard Donner’s 1978
classic] is the archetype for comic-book
movies. It is perfectly structured and
with a near perfect tone. We don’t, as a
rule, sit down and watch it before every
film, but for a number of key movies
we have. It’s a great origins story, and it
takes its time. He doesn’t get into that
“S” and the red cape until almost exactly
the one-hour mark. And then it does a
montage of what he can do, introduces
him to the city, then to the villain and then
the conflict begins. I watched it again a
couple of months ago, with my kids, and I
was in awe.
unsung hero Marvel
producer Kevin Feige.
Below: Christopher
Reeve as Superman
Choose the best director
Selecting a director is about
two things. They need to have
made something that we thought
was clever and interesting, and
elevated whatever material they had.
And we need to have a number of meetings with them to see if we’re going to be
able to collaborate with them for another
two to three years or, with success, maybe
even more. [Marvel has a reputation for
picking young and relatively inexperienced directors with often-negligible
commercial track records, such as the
Guardians of the Galaxy director James
Gunn, and handing them billion-dollar
franchises.] In general they have to take
the half-baked and fuzzy ideas for the
movie that we already have and make
them way, way better.
4
Cast “proper” actors
In superhero movies performances get
taken for granted because costumes and
visual effects are involved, but I think that
changed after Iron Man 1, where we cast
Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges and
Gwyneth Paltrow. After that actors started
seeking us out to do these types of films.
And it wasn’t for the money. Because
money comes later, and not usually with
the first one. Like Robert Redford; we got
a call from his agent, saying, “Robert’s
thinking about doing one of these. Do you
have anything?” And it was one of those
miraculously timed phone calls, because
we were working on Captain America:
The Winter Soldier, which was in part
inspired by [Robert Redford’s] Three Days
of the Condor. And so of course I said: “Yes
we have.”
5
Respect the costume
I’ve been a part of productions before
Marvel where executives took one look at
on his mettle Robert Downey Jr, a Marvel films regular, in Iron Man 2 (2010)
the comic book and said, “No, we’re not
doing that costume, it looks totally ridiculous. Let’s do something different.” But we
never do that at Marvel. We always say,
“Let’s try.” Look at Thor. He’s got a helmet,
a hammer and an outfit with a big red cape
and six discs. What are the discs? I have no
idea. But he’s got them and without them
he’s not Thor. So we work hard with our
costume designers to bring the outfit into
the real world, which is usually about adding the kind of detail that the comic book
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golden girl Elizabeth Debicki plays Ayesha in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
(2017). Below: Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role in Doctor Strange (2016)
we’re watching.” We just took them out.
The individual narrative that you’re telling
is always more important than the overarching story.
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spinning a yarn Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming, released on
Wednesday. Right: Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in The Avengers (2012)
artists don’t have time to do. Equally, look
at Doctor Strange. He’s got an amulet
around his chest and a cloak with a collar
that seems to go about 12 feet above his
head. But we didn’t shy away from that.
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But respect the actors more
Once you’ve cast the actors you want
them to own the role. You want them to be
possessive about it. And you want them to
become synonymous with the character. I
had a conversation with Chris Hemsworth
on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron. We
were talking about the third Thor movie,
Thor: Ragnarok [out later this year], and I
said, “When we initially cast you, Thor was
a red cape, the discs, the long blond hair
and the hammer. But now, two Thor movies and two Avengers movies in, Thor
is actually you.” So for Thor: Ragnarok we
cut the hair, we tore off the cape and we
destroyed the hammer. That said, if a
recast has to happen then you deal with
that. This is not new territory. Look at
James Bond. He’s the same character but a
different actor, depending on which generation you ask.
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Never explain the expanded
Marvel universe
If it ever came to a point where one of
our movies had to stop to explain a
plot point that’s relevant to another
Marvel movie, we just wouldn’t do it.
You can’t. The minute audiences
think that they’re in a history lesson
or that they need to have studied
the other movies to understand
this movie, forget it. You never
detract from the story you’re
telling. And there have been
moments, especially in the
early movies, where we just
said, “No. This is too much. It’s
too many references to things
that are not part of what
Subtext rules
We all live in the real world, and we’re
exposed to things in the real world, so certainly that finds its way into the creative
process. And sci-fi and fantasy have always
been good at dealing with subjects that are
close to home, yet doing it in a way that
makes it about superheroes and spaceships. There’s a moment in SpiderMan: Homecoming where the
Vulture [Michael Keaton] is
selling weapons on the
black market and Spider-Man [Tom Holland] confronts him
and says, “You can’t
do this. This stuff is
dangerous. You can’t
sell weapons to make
money.” And the Vulture says, “How do you
think your friend Tony
Stark got to live in that
tower?” And he’s right. He’s
100 per cent accurate. And we
like to have those complexities in our movies. We like reminding the audience of
those things.
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Not too much violence (for now)
I never want to say “no, never” to anytthing, but it doesn’t make sense for us to
make an R-rated [18 certificate] Marvel
movie in the immediate future. We have
never encountered a scenario where a
story we’ve wanted to tell has been
hindered by a PG-13 rating. With
Doctor Strange Mads Mikkelsen’s
character beheads someone in
tthe opening scene. But it’s
not graphic. It’s just a shadow
n
followed by a clang into a metal
container.
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Heavy on spectacle,
heavier on character
We’re all entertained by a
whizzbangery, but it has to
focus on character. The big
airport battle in Captain America: Civil War is fun not because
an airplane wing gets torn off
or because a tanker truck
explodes. It’s fun because you’re seeing
characters interact who’ve never interacted before. Giant Man suddenly appears
and so does Spider-Man. It’s fun, but
it’s our job to make you care. So we’re
always asking the question, “How do we
make you care about these characters?”
And once we’ve got that we can move on
with the spectacle.
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Bring on the women
Wonder Woman has definitively
blown away the myth – which was never
true and which Elektra was partly
responsible for — that people
don’t want to see women as
superheroes. [Marvel has
two female-led blockbusters on the way:
Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, and
Ant-Man and the
Wasp, starring Evangeline Lilly.] It’s never
been true. People just
don’t want to see movies that aren’t good. The
success of Wonder Woman
is great and it sets us up well
for Captain Marvel, which is a
lesser-known character.
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Stay focused: ignore the money and
the hype
I rarely think about the financial achievement. [Marvel has become one of the
greatest money-spinning brands on the
planet; some estimates suggest that $6 billion a year comes from licensing deals
alone.] The minute you start patting yourself on the back is the moment you’ll sprain
your arm. Your job instead is to keep looking ahead. And to never take anything for
granted. We’ve made 16 of these films,
including Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thor:
Ragnarok will be our 17th, Black Panther
our 18th and Avengers: Infinity War our
19th. But to think that people will come just
because they’re Marvel movies would be
hubris. We have to keep marketing them,
and keep showcasing them, and to let
everyone know, time after time, we’re
evolving, we’re expanding and we are not
repeating ourselves.
Kevin Feige was talking to Kevin Maher.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is released
on Wednesday; Thor: Ragnarok is
released on October 27
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Stories for the
sunlounger
Our Top 100 begins
with Fiona Wilson’s
choice of the best
novels of 2017
own a phone and his fiction was written
longhand in notebooks. This is his collection of small stories about big landscapes.
From the boxer in The Legend of Pig-Eye
who keeps in shape by running against a
stallion named Killer, to the logger so in
love with his off-grid existence that he
believes he can hear conversations
between the stars, Bass’s characters are
larger than life and touched with magic.
Literary luggage
Heartbreakers
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Bloomsbury, 368pp; £18.99
It’s Feburary 22, 1862, and we are in a cemetery in Georgetown, Washington. Two
days earlier Abraham Lincoln’s favourite
child, Willie, has died of typhoid. As the
country tears itself apart with civil war, the
president pays a nocturnal visit to the
crypt where the boy’s body lies. Around
him swarm spectral presences — a lame
merchant with wooden teeth who died
before he could consummate his marriage,
a young gay man who killed himself after
being humiliated by a lover — who refuse
to pass over to whatever exists on the other
side. They all tell their stories. It’s like a
gothic, American Under Milk Wood.
Darke by Rick Gekoski
Canongate, 299pp; £16.99
It’s never too late to become a novelist.
Rick Gekoski, who has been described as
the Bill Bryson of rare book dealing, has
written his debut in his early seventies.
The result will make you laugh out loud,
when you’re not in tears. James Darke, the
narrator, is a misanthrope. A retired
teacher in mourning for his wife, he hates
everything — other humans, dogs, sunshine, “Mrs Shalloway” — apart from
Dickens. This isn’t just a sneery, comic
novel; Gekoski describes the horror of
death and grief with unflinching honesty
too. Darke is stuffed with wisdom, bile, wit
and tenderness.
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
by Arundhati Roy
Hamish Hamilton, 438pp; £14.99
After her Man Booker prizewinning novel
The God of Small Things was published 20
years ago, turning her into a literary sensation, Arundhati Roy renounced fiction
and turned to political activism. Now she is
back with a heavyweight state-of-thenation story that has been ten years in the
making. It weaves together lives in Delhi
and Kashmir from the 1940s to today.
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
Faber, 272pp; £8.99
The winner of this year’s Costa Book of the
Year award is about a love that dare not
speak its name. Thomas McNulty, 17, has
fled the Irish famine and arrived in the
New World, where he meets his brotherin-arms — soon his lover — John Cole. In
the frontier town of Grand Rapids the pair
make a living by dressing up as ladies and
dancing with women-starved miners.
Then they join up to fight in the Indian
wars and the civil war and take in a Sioux
girl along the way. This is a moving story of
two people who find love despite the
brutality and horror around them.
Fiction
Armchair travellers
The End of Eddy by Édouard Louis,
trans. Michael Lucey
Harvill Secker, 192pp; £12.99
Prepare yourself to be punched, throttled,
humiliated, shamed, denounced, sworn at
and spat on. This is the story of Eddy Bellegueule, a gay teenager who had the misfortune to have been born in the Gallic
boondocks, a place full of dead-end jobs,
mindless violence and pastis-fuelled
block-headed ignorance. What’s more, it’s
autobiographical. When this novel by an
unknown 21-year-old was published in
France in 2014 — more than 300,000 sales
— few could believe that France had such
a violent, semi-rural proletariat. It won’t
make you want to go to northern France,
but it will certainly take you there.
For a Little While by Rick Bass
Pushkin, 470pp; £20
Rick Bass is a modern-day Henry Thoreau
who began writing fiction in the 1980s
when he moved to rural Montana to
become an environmental activist. He still
lives there with his family in a cabin in the
Yaak Valley, which he describes as “a wild
place where nothing has gone extinct
since the Ice Age”. So removed was he from
the modern world that for years he did not
Sunloungers
Greatest Hits by Laura Barnett
Orion, 464pp; £12.99
Cassandra Wheeler is a folk sensation,
now in her sixties, who is preparing to
compile 16 of her life-defining works in a
greatest hits album. She has had a ten-year
break from music and there is a hint of
what has happened in a letter found in her
studio. “Today, Cass, find a way to forgive
her. And then — please — find a way to
forgive yourself.” From there, the story of
her life unfolds.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman
HarperCollins, 400pp; £12.99
Eleanor Oliphant believes that she has
everything she needs in life. The 30-yearold goes to work every day, wearing the
same clothes and eating the same meal
deal for lunch, and on Friday night buys
the same Tesco pizza and two bottles of
vodka to drink alone until Monday rolls
around again. She is completely fine until
one day an act of kindness forces her to
look at the world anew.
no small thing Above:
modern India is vividly
evoked in Arundhati
Roy’s blockbuster. Right:
Birdcage Walk in Bristol,
the setting of Helen
Dunmore’s last book
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collaborate. Moral choices and their consequences are brought to life on the page.
The ending is particularly moving.
Classic read
years later, when he and Vanda are in their
seventies and reconciled, though hardly
happy. They return home one day to find
their house trashed and Vanda’s old, accusatory letters resurface, as do some nude
photographs of the long lost love.
american tragedies
F Scott Fitzgerald, his
wife Zelda and daughter
Scottie in the late 1920s.
Below: Abraham Lincoln
and his son William
Bad Dreams and Other Stories
by Tessa Hadley
Vintage, 214pp; £16.99
Tessa Hadley is an acute observer of everyday dramas that have a sinister undercurrent of destruction. Although these tales
are thoroughly middle-class, there is nothing cosy about Hadley’s worlds. In The
Stain, Marina helps an elderly South African man around the house. They become
friends and slowly his regrets seep out: that
he’d forgotten religion; that he had
focused too much on his career; that
after he was widowed he used prostitutes.
Then the dark stuff comes spilling out.
In Experience, the narrator is offered a
home to stay in while the owner, Hana,
is away. One door to an attic room is
locked; she picks the lock and discovers
some sordid secrets.
Under the Sun by Lottie
Moggach
Pan Macmillan, 309pp; £12.99
This has all the hallmarks of a classic summer read. Anna and her artist-boyfriend, Michael, have left London to
live the dream on a hilltop finca in
southern Spain. Yet what begins
with sun-drenched romance
soon turns sour as Michael’s affections wane. What follows is
the story of how Anna tries to
rebuild her life in the expat saturated town of Marea, as she
uncovers a mystery involving
trafficked refugees, meets a mysterious old man on the beach and
has steamy sex with a hot young
local.
Other people’s relationships
Ties by Domenico Starnone, trans.
Jhumpa Lahiri
Europa, 150pp; £9.99
If the claims are correct, this is Mr Elena
Ferrante. His novella begins with a series
of letters from a woman, Vanda, to her husband, Aldo, who has just run off with the
younger Lidia. “In case it’s slipped your
mind, Dear Sir, let me remind you: I am
your wife. I know that this once pleased
you and that now, suddenly, it chafes.” In
the next section we hear from Aldo 30
The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
Fleet, 320pp; £7.99
Barack Obama has called The Underground Railroad “terrific”, Oprah Winfrey
has said it “had my heart in my throat”. The
Pulitzer prizewinning novel begins in a
pre-Civil War plantation in Georgia,
where teenaged Cora fends for herself.
When she is offered the chance to escape,
she takes it and finds the railroad is no
metaphor, but an actual system of locomotives, rails and tunnels operated by a faceless organisation. Will she make it to freedom before the slave catcher finds her?
A Natural by Ross Raisin
Jonathan Cape, 352pp; £14.99
This is set in the south of England at a
League Two football club known simply as
Town. At its heart is Tom Pearman, a 19year-old footballer living away from home
for the first time and convinced that there
is “something deeply wrong with him”. His
secret is that he is gay — and he is terrified
that he will be forced to end his career.
Old world
Bygone bestsellers
Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore
Hutchinson, 407pp; £18.99
In the afterword to Birdcage Walk Helen
Dunmore revealed that she was seriously
ill with cancer while she wrote it. It proved
to be her final work; she died last month
aged 64. The novel is set in Bristol in the
18th century as the French Revolution
rages across the Channel. Lizzie Fawkes is
the daughter of a pamphleteer and revolutionary named Julia who rebels by marrying a powerful man who soon proves to be
violent. This is a novel about women in
Georgian Britain, but more than that it
asks: what is left when a life is over?
Some of the blockbusters of summers
past that are still worth packing.
A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles
Hutchinson, 480pp; £12.99
Moscow 1922. The esteemed
Count Alexander Rostov is
escorted out of the Kremlin,
across Red Square and through
the revolving doors of the luxurious Hotel Metropol. But he is
not here to enjoy himself. The
count is a “former person”,
sentenced to indefinite house
arrest in a small attic room. Will he
master his reduced circumstances or
will he be mastered by them?
Talking points
Conversations with Friends
by Sally Rooney
Faber, 336pp; £14.99
The 26-year-old author reboots the
“getting of wisdom” novel; this is Bonjour
Tristesse transferred to modern Dublin.
Frances, Bobbi, Nick and Melissa are engaged in a complex ménage à quatre that
begins to unravel when Frances begins
sleeping with an older married man.
Missing Fay by Adam Thorpe
Jonathan Cape, 336pp; £16.99
There is no typical Adam Thorpe novel.
The writer walked on to the scene in 1992
with Ulverton, the story of an English village told in the voices of its inhabitants
across three centuries. Since then he has
written in every genre from thriller to
comedy. Missing Fay defies categorisation
and shows off his finest literary tricks. Fay
is a teenager on a council estate in Lincoln
who, after a row at home, goes missing. Is
she a runaway or has she been kidnapped?
Thorpe weaves her story along with the
lives of the locals who crossed her path.
Lincoln in
the Bardo is
like a gothic,
American
Under Milk
Wood
I’d Die for You and Other Lost Stories
by F Scott Fitzgerald
Simon & Schuster, 358pp; £16.99
“Is there any money in collections of short
stories?” F Scott Fitzgerald asked his agent
in 1920. In his early career Fitzgerald (18961940) had established himself as a chronicler of the Jazz Age. Yet the novels weren’t a
reliable stream of income; the short stories
were what made the money flow. In the late
1920s Fitzgerald could command as much
as $4,000 a story from The Saturday Evening Post, about $55,000 in today’s money.
But the rediscovered tales in this collection,
which are published for the first time,
weren’t money-spinners. Nor were they full
of girls, pearls and parties. The stories in I’d
Die For You are about divorce, despair,
affairs and sexual awakening. They are forward-thinking for their time; some challenge the traditional marriage plot.
McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh
Vintage, 118pp; £7.99
We’re in the mid-1800s in Zanzibar.
McGlue, a thoroughly soused seaman,
takes with blood down his front and a crack
in his head. His ears are ringing and he is
puking into a bucket “already half full of
blackie piss and shit”. He is told that Johnson, his only friend, is dead and that he is to
blame. He is being taken back to Salem for
the trial. Did he do it? McGlue remembers
nothing. He picks up a bottle, takes a swig,
tastes some blood, then passes out again.
A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert
Virago, 259pp; £14.99
The British novelist Rachel Seiffert writes
short, fast narratives about historical
events that have shaped our time. This
latest, unsettling work centres on a small
Ukrainian town, weeks after the German
invasion in 1941 as the SS round up and
murder the Jewish inhabitants. We follow
runaway children, a German engineer
with doubts about the Nazis, and a young
Ukrainian who has to decide whether to
10 years ago
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Everything you need to know is in its
opening sentence: “They were young,
educated, and both virgins on this,
their wedding night, and they lived in
a time when conversation about sexual
difficulties was plainly impossible.”
20 years ago
The God of Small Things by Arundhati
Roy Part political fable, part fairytale,
part psychological drama, Roy’s first
novel is about the decline of a family.
30 years ago
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
by Douglas Adams A “thumping good
detective-ghost-horror-whodunnit-time
travel-romantic-musical-comedy-epic”.
So said Douglas Adams — and we agree
40 years ago
Staying On by Paul Scott The chronicler
of the Raj, Paul Scott, tells the story of
Tusker and Lucy Smalley, the last British
couple living in the hill town of Pankot.
As Philip Larkin said, “Staying On covers
only a few months, but it carries the
emotional impact of a lifetime.”
50 years ago
The Owl Service by Alan Garner The
Carnegie Medal-winning tale of three
young children who awaken a deadly
mythical power.
60 years ago
From Russia, with Love by Ian Fleming
The fifth 007 novel centres on a plot by
Smersh, the Soviet counter-intelligence
agency, to assassinate Bond — with a
beautiful Russian cipher clerk as bait.
70 years ago
Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie
“Love makes the world go round?
Not at all. Whisky makes it go round
twice as fast.” During the Second
World War, a ship is wrecked off a
remote Scottish island with 50,000
cases of whisky. It seems like a gift
from God, but the islanders must
contend with the authorities who
want to confiscate the booze.
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summer books
Black deeds,
false leads and
riveting reads
Crime
From vintage Conan Doyle
to cutting-edge thrillers —
Marcel Berlins selects the best
The Force by Don Winslow
HarperCollins, 480pp; £18.99
“All Denny Malone ever wanted to be was
a good cop” is the last line of this hardhitting portrait of the New York Police
Department. Malone didn’t get his wish,
but the portrait of the man and his beloved
force amounts to one of the great works of
fiction about the police. Malone is crude,
prejudiced, unfaithful, wild and fits most of
the adjectives that define a “dirty cop”. He’s
also brilliant at his job, a hero with many
awards and the leader of the elite and
successful Manhattan North Special Task
Force: “the smartest, the toughest, the
quickest, the bravest, the best, the baddest”. The descent of Malone and his close
colleagues from crime-fighters to criminals, from petty bribes to mammoth
corruption, and their entry into the drugs
trade is superbly chronicled in uncompromising detail and honesty, but also with an
understanding of the social issues that can
give rise to men like Malone.
The Hidden Room by Stella Duffy
Virago, 306pp; £16.99
The author’s return to crime fiction after a
12-year absence is a stunner. It’s a psychological thriller of depth, intelligence and
emotion. Hidden secrets play a principal
role. They are a constant burden to those
who keep them and a weapon of destruction against those to whom they are
revealed. Laurie and Martha are a longstanding, happily married couple with
decent jobs and three charming children.
But Laurie has kept, even from the woman
she loves, crucial facts about her childhood and the community she lived in.
When they emerge, by the action of someone else from that period of her life, they
threaten the trust between members of the
family and lead to violent consequences.
He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly
Hodder & Stoughton, 404pp; £12.99
The he and she are Kit and Laura, young
lovers who travel to Cornwall in 1999 to
watch an eclipse of the sun. Laura witnesses what she is certain is a young woman
being raped. She tells the police, and the
accused, protesting his innocence, is put
on trial. Cut to 2015, with Kit away chasing
another eclipse while Laura expects their
baby at home. It becomes clear from their
separate narrations that whatever took
place in Cornwall a long time ago has
deeply affected their lives since. Gradually,
with skilful pacing and growing tension,
Erin Kelly reveals shocks and twists that
go on until the very last page.
Sympathy for the Devil by William Shaw
Riverrun, 438pp; £12.99
It is 1969. A Soho prostitute calling herself
Julie Teenager — she looks very young —
is brutally murdered. The obvious suspects are her clients. But this time it’s more
complicated, as DS Cathal Breen discov-
ers. Someone has messed about with the
crime scene. A senior policeman may be
one of her customers. The victim was
Polish, and there might be a link there. And
somehow MI6 is involved. Breen has other
things on his mind. His girlfriend, formerly
his police colleague Helen Tozer, is soon to
have his child. William Shaw is a superb,
flowing writer, both of police procedure
and personal relations, and perhaps England’s most adept at using dialogue (as
distinct from description) to propel his
always intelligent stories.
The Switch by Joseph Finder
Head of Zeus, 370pp; £18.99
A busy airport. A businessman in a hurry
discovers that, in the chaos of the security
procedures, he has mistakenly picked up
someone else’s laptop. The owner is a US
senator, a woman with ambitions for the
presidency. The laptop contains classified
files of the utmost secrecy, which she was
not entitled to see. The senator gives her
chief of staff the job of ensuring that her
possession of the files never becomes
public. This may involve violence and
murder. Fast-moving action, and a clever
political background, some of it not entirely unfamiliar these days.
Three Drops of Blood and a Cloud
of Cocaine by Quentin Mouron,
trans. W Donald Wilson
Bitter Lemon Press, 206pp; £8.99
Quentin Mouron’s debut thriller (but fourth
novel), appeared when he was 25. A Swiss
writing in French, he bizarrely chose to set
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Dispatches from the days
of blood and thunder
Historical fiction
Antonia Senior picks
stories drawn from
the most turbulent
chapters of history
Mussolini’s Island by Sarah Day
Tinder, 384pp; £18.99
If you are decamping to an island in the
sun this summer, spare a thought for less
happy seaside sojourns. Mussolini’s Island
is a strong debut from Sarah Day that
portrays the imprisonment of a group of
homosexual men on an Adriatic island.
Francesco and his friends are seen as traitors to Mussolini’s vision of virile Italian
manhood, but did a more personal betrayal bring some of them to the island? The
story flits between the prison and the escapades of the young Francesco back in
Sicily. He grew up under an assumed name
and without his father, who is missing for
murky reasons related to Mussolini’s rise.
Franck, the private
eye anti-hero, is
a cocaine addict
and sociopath
the action in Boston, with characters of
American noir pedigree. Strangely, it works.
Mouron hasn’t attempted to present an
accurate portrait of US crime and detection. For one thing, Franck, his private eye
anti-hero, a cocaine addict and sociopath,
spends much of his time reading the works
of an obscure French philosopher. Out of
boredom, he joins in the investigation of a
vicious murder, and generally misbehaves.
Eccentric, amusing and different.
Continental Crimes, ed. Martin Edwards
British Library Crime Classics, 351pp; £8.99
The publishers are doing an excellent job
in reviving many of yesteryear’s crop of
popular whodunnits. Some have dated beyond repair, but many are well worth reading. Continental Crimes — in which English
detectives venture abroad — contains 14
short stories, by Agatha Christie, Conan
Doyle, GK Chesterton and a smattering of
the well-chosen but no longer famous.
The Hours before Dawn by Celia
Fremlin Faber, 250pp; £7.99
Celia Fremlin, who died aged 94 in
2009, can be labelled the grandmother of psycho-domestic noir, usually
filled with women undergoing
danger. Fremlin wrote rather better
that most of her of literary grandchildren, as the reprint of her 1958
debut novel demonstrates. Louise is
the exhausted mother of a crying baby.
To make ends meet, she and her husband
take in a lodger, a middle-aged woman.
Slowly, a sinister atmosphere builds
up. There’s something wrong, Louise
suspects — or is her tiredness driving
her mad?
new york tails
Mounted officers of the
NYPD, a force chronicled
by Don Winslow. Left:
Soho in 1965, the setting
for William Shaw’s
Sympathy for the Devil.
Below: Celia Fremlin,
the grandmother of
psycho-domestic noir
Arrowood by Mick Finlay
HQ, 400pp; £12.99
It is late 19th-century London, and a young
French girl discovers that her brother —
who had been working at the Baron of Beef,
the headquarters of the notorious gang boss
Mr Cream — is missing. She turns for help
to Arrowood, a detective with an inferiority
complex. While rich folk turn to that great
charlatan Sherlock Holmes, Arrowood and
his sidekick, Barnett, wade in the mire of a
seedier London. Arrowood’s hatred for his
more successful rival is a good running joke.
Gangsters, pornographers, drunks and Fenian terrorists abound in this Victorian noir
detective novel, which crackles with energy
and wit.
The Valentine House by Emma
Henderson Sceptre, 352pp; £17.99
The Valentine House is a chalet in the Alps
where an eccentric English family summer. The patriarch, Sir Anthony Valentine,
writes weird sexual odes to the mountains.
Because of his roving eye, his wife chooses
only plain girls as maids. In 1914 Mathilde
becomes one of the “uglies”, village girls
who look after the crazy “rosbifs”. Over the
decades she follows the family through its
trials; there are black sheep, illegitimate
children and a spattering of untimely
deaths. A family saga, then, but one written
with flair.
Wings of the Storm by Giles Kristian
Bantam, 336pp; £16.99
As Giles Kristian concludes his Viking
trilogy, his vengeful hero Sigurd
Haraldsson seems farther than ever
from wreaking revenge on the murderous King Gorm who betrayed his father.
Sigurd needs men and gold to confront
Gorm — but disaster strikes. He is taken
prisoner and offered to the gods as a sacrifice. Sigurd will need all his cunning to
escape and complete his destiny. The last
set-piece clash, a vivid mêlée of sword
and axe, is one of the best battle scenes that
I have read.
airborne The exploits of British parachute troops inspired Robert Radcliffe
Red Sky at Noon by Simon Sebag
Montefiore Simon & Schuster,
400pp; £12.99
Benya Golden, a writer and intellectual,
has been sent to one of Stalin’s camps as a
political prisoner. In 1942 with the
Germans advancing on Stalingrad, Golden is drafted into a battalion of convicts,
Cossacks and politicos, who are sent on a
suicide mission. There are atrocities on
all sides and a smidgen of love as Benya
falls for a brave Italian nurse. A subplot
follows a similarly ill-starred affair
between Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana, and
a Jewish writer, based loosely on real
events. But Benya’s struggle to keep his
humanity is the memorable spine of the
book. Red Sky at Noon is the third of
the author’s Moscow novels, but it can be
read as a standalone.
Airborne by Robert Radcliffe
Head of Zeus, 384pp; £18.99
This is the first in a trilogy about the creation of the Parachute Regiment, and will
grip fans of military fiction. Theo Trickey
was born in the South Tyrol to an English
father and Italian mother. Fleeing the fascists, Theo and his mother reach London
in the 1930s. A series of adventures leads
Trickey to fight for the Allies. Joining the
new Airborne Regiment, he takes part in
the disastrous Battle of Arnhem. Radcliffe
is superb on the brutal chaos of war.
Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys
Doubleday, 368pp; £12.99
In 1939 a girl called Lily leaves behind a life
of drudgery on a ship bound for Australia.
On board she makes friends, finds romance and drinks cocktails. The atmosphere is seemingly convivial but when the
voyage is over, two passengers are dead
and secrets revealed. Rhys ratchets up the
tension, creating a claustrophobic thriller.
See What I Have Done by Sarah
Schmidt Tinder Press, 325pp; £18.99
This is a new take on a much-dramatised
real crime: the murder in 1892 of Andrew
Borden and his second wife, Abby, in
small-town Massachusetts. The man’s
daughter, Lizzie Borden, was charged with
hacking them to death. Acquitted by a jury,
Lizzie returned to Fall River and a life of
enduring notoriety. Sarah Schmidt brings
a unique, macabre voice to the story of
Lizzie in this stunning debut. Even before
the murders, the atmosphere in the Borden house is heavy with violence and there
is an odour of sickness and decay. So what
happened that day? Did Lizzie really do it?
Falling Creatures by Katherine
Stansfield Allison & Busby, 350pp; £14.99
Falling Creatures is set in a sinister corner
of Cornwall in 1844. Shilly, the unreliable
and naive narrator, is a servant who works
for a troubled family on a moorland farm.
Another servant, the mysterious and alluring Charlotte, is brutally murdered and left
on the moor. An odd man called Mr
Williams begins to investigate and draws
the grieving Shilly in to help. Shilly, our
naive narrator, is unreliable and infuriating, but also utterly sympathetic. There are
hints of Daphne du Maurier — the farm is
near Jamaica Inn — in this dark tale of
Cornish murder, but Katherine Stansfield’s voice is fresh and original.
Kingdom of Twilight by Steven Uhly,
trans. Jamie Bulloch MacLehose,
592pp; £20
Kingdom of Twilight begins with a pregnant Polish girl shooting dead an SS officer
in the dying days of the Second World War.
His superior orders the murder of 37 Poles
in retribution. The consequences of this
act will echo down decades, as Steven Uhly
follows a large cast of characters through
the rubble of postwar Europe and into the
uneasy birth of Israel. The story flits
between perspectives and through time
and dead men muse on their fate. The canvas is huge, but Uhly finds the detail in
even the smallest characters. This is not an
easy beach read but it is mesmerising.
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summer books
From mad hares to
not-so-noble savages
Nonfiction
The best stories are
true. Robbie Millen
sticks to the facts
History
The Russian Revolution: A New
History by Sean McMeekin
Profile, 478pp; £25
A lot of good books have been published
to mark the centenary of the Russian
Revolution — Simon Sebag Montefiore’s
lively history of the Romanovs; Douglas
Smith’s monumental, myth-busting
biography of Rasputin; Catherine Merridale’s Lenin on the Train. Sean McMeekin’s
lively revisionist “new history” does cover
new terrain. It argues that the Russian
army was not on the verge of collapse in
1917, that the Bolsheviks played little part
in the toppling of the tsar, and that the
triumph of Lenin had more to do with
German money and politicking than
popular support.
The Time Traveller’s Guide to
Restoration Britain by Ian Mortimer
Bodley Head, 464pp; £20
Ian Mortimer has already time-travelled
to medieval and Elizabethan England.
Now he gives a sense for a modern time
traveller of what daily life was like from
1660 to 1700. He has a great eye for detail
— what underwear would Samuel Pepys’s
wife wear; how often would a gentleman
bathe; how did the English entertain
themselves (bear-baiting, anyone?); how
would they speak? Entertaining and
demotic rather than a work of scholarly
nitpicking.
Queer City: Gay London from the
Romans to the Present Day
by Peter Ackroyd Chatto, 262pp; £16.99
Peter Ackroyd, the biographer of London,
has turned his attentions to the capital’s
sequinned and sordid underbelly — its gay
scene, from Roman times to now. AngloSaxon warrior-studs, medieval crossdressing male prostitutes, pipe-smoking
butch female pimps, limp-wristed Mr Fribble (“Where’s my cambric handkerchief,
and my salts? I shall certainly have my hysterics!”), 18th-century fashionistas, the
Macaronis: Ackroyd has had fun cruising
through “queer” life in London.
The Earth is Weeping: the Epic Story of
the Indian Wars for the American West
by Peter Cozzens Atlantic, 576pp, £25
History is rarely pretty — and the “epic
story” of the taming of the Native Americans is particularly ugly. Not only were the
tribes destroyed by America’s longest war,
but cholera, booze and the extermination
of the buffalo also did their worst. Peter
Cozzens, though, dismisses the idea this
was a holocaust and strips away the new
myths of “noble savages”. He does not shy
from showing the brutality of Native
Americans too.
Biography
Jane Austen at Home: A Biography
by Lucy Worsley
Hodder & Stoughton, 387pp, £25
In 1802, Harris Bigg-Wither proposed
marriage to Jane Austen. She accepted —
then changed her mind. Would she have
written her novels if she had been married
to the owner of a real-life Pemberley? Lucy
Worsley has written a biography of Austen
that focuses on the importance of homes
and domestic life. Along the way we learn
about the dining habits of Georgians and
how during her lifetime Austen earned a
total of about £670 “pecuniary emolument” from her writing.
M: Maxwell Knight, MI5’s Greatest
Spymaster by Henry Hemming
Preface, 400pp, £20
Maxwell Knight was very strange. He was
obsessed with animals and created a
private menagerie (he had a bear named
Bessie); even while he was one of Britain’s
most senior spies, he presented BBC wildlife programmes. Knight had three marriages and consummated none of them. In
the 1930s he broke up fascist spy rings, yet
he was a far-right sympathiser (he even
warned William Joyce, later Lord HawHaw, that he was about to be arrested). He
also played jazz saxophone. The odd chap
is brought to life.
The Durrells of Corfu by Michael Haag
Profile, 212pp, £8.99
The Durrells we learn were “masters of
fabulation”. The island idyll conjured up by
the writings of brothers Lawrence and
Gerald hid a dark side. Their mother was
no dotty, carefree soul; she was an alcoholic who had to escape grey Thirties Britain
for the sake of her sanity. The Corfu locals
were not charming — Larry said that “the
Greeks are plain shits”. And at first the
Durrells hated “this smelly island”. A bit of
shade to add to the jolly TV series.
Memoirs
Theft by Finding: Diaries Volume One
by David Sedaris Little, Brown, 514pp, £20
David Sedaris, the American humorist
decamped to rural Sussex, is well known
for his observational comic writing in
The New Yorker and his funny Radio 4
readings. He is also a natural diarist, as this
first volume shows. It starts in 1977 with the
20-year-old Sedaris hitchhiking away
from his eccentric Greek-American
family. We have his “funky poor” years as
a cleaner, discovering the gay scene, and
plenty of funny observations about bow
ties, McDonald’s coffee and belief in
angels, as well as poignant moments such
as the suicide of his sister Tiffany and
the death of his mother. Very much for
dipping into.
Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood
Allen Lane, 336pp, £14.99
Patricia Lockwood’s family is maybe odder
than the Sedaris clan. Her father is a submariner turned Catholic priest. He thrashes out heavy metal riffs on his guitar, totes
a gun and has a way with words — Florida
is “the nation’s wang, on which lives the
Homosexual Mouse of Disney”. Lockwood, a poet, has written a warm, chaotic,
original and funny, sometimes exhaustingly so, memoir about having to move
back in with her parents.
Medicine
Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery
by Henry Marsh Orion, 246pp, £16.99
Henry Marsh’s Do No Harm was an awardwinning and revelatory look at the daily
dilemmas of being a neurosurgeon. This
follow-up is a humorous, irascible and
opinionated look at his early life (suicide
attempt, time in psychiatric hospital), his
long career in the NHS, which he resigned
from, so furious was he with the new tickbox mentality, and his retirement. Candid
and curmudgeonly.
Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon’s Stories
of Life and Death on the Operating Table
by Stephen Westaby
HarperCollins, 320pp, £14.99
The heart surgeon Stephen Westaby
writes about “the psychopathy of the surgical mind”; in surgery he does not regard
his patients as individuals but boobytrapped puzzles of blood and flesh. He is a
bluff writer — hearts are likened to “tenderised steak” or “a quivering black
banana”. In this frank, no-nonsense memoir the Oxford doctor talks about his long
career, his successes and his sometimes
fatal mistakes. It’s fascinating to know
what goes through the mind of a surgeon
when they open up your chest.
True crime
Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil,
Money, Murder and the Birth of the
FBI by David Grann
Simon & Schuster, 336pp, £20
The Osage tribe overnight became “red
millionaires” when oil was struck on their
scrubby land in north Oklahoma. It
brought trouble — someone started murdering these native Americans. The FBI,
still in its infancy, sent an incorruptible
agent to investigate. Written like a detective story, this book tells of greed, skulduggery and corruption in 1920s America.
The Fact of a Body: A Murder
and a Memoir by Alexandria
Marzano-Lesnevich
Macmillan, 322pp, £20
What makes a child molester? The lawyer Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
was part of a team who were trying to
stop a convicted child killer from receiving the death penalty in Louisiana. She delves into the man’s miserable past to get an insight into
why he did what he did but
while she does so she confronts her own family
secrets — she was abused
by her grandfather. A disquieting read about the
darker parts of human
psychology.
method in the madness
Hares are just showing
off, says Marianne Taylor.
Right: Native American
myths are put to rest by
Peter Cozzens. Below: the
far-right, animal-loving
spy chief Maxwell Knight
Ideas
East West Street: On the Origins of
Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
by Philippe Sands
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 464pp, £20
A book about the intellectual origins of
human rights law could be dry as dust, especially when written by a lawyer. Fortunately, Philippe Sands has the gift of storytelling.
He tells the story of Hersch Lauterpacht
and Raphael Lemkin who coined the concepts “crimes against humanity” and “genocide”. For them it was personal. Both of
their families suffered in the Holocaust.
Sands also tells what happened to his
family, from Lviv, now part of Ukraine,
when the Nazis invaded and wiped out a
culture. East West Street rightly won the
Baillie Gifford prize for nonfiction.
The Strange Death of Europe:
Immigration, Identity, Islam
by Douglas Murray
Bloomsbury, 352pp, £18.99
It can’t be said that this polemic is a beach
read. In it Douglas Murray argues that
Britain and Europe are committing cultural suicide by mass immigration — it’s not
only about numbers but a liberal unwillingness to stand up for western values or to
demand integration by newcomers.
Move Fast and Break Things: How
Google, Facebook and Amazon have
Cornered Culture and Undermined
Democracy by Jonathan Taplin
Macmillan, 320pp, £18.99
Jonathan Taplin’s argument is that the big new
tech companies are arrogant in their self-belief;
Amazon, Google and co
feel they have the absolute right to smash things
up. Taplin takes aim at
Facebook and Google
“stealing” content from musicians, writers and artists;
Twitter anonymity has
coarsened public discourse;
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Amazon automation is making workers
redundant. Bracing and furious.
Wonderland: How Play Made the
Modern World by Steven Johnson
Macmillan, 297pp, £16.99
“You will find the future wherever people
are having the most fun,” argues Steven
Johnson. His big thesis is that the great
driver of history is not war or climate, but
playfulness. Computers origins lie with the
bone flutes played by Neanderthals and
our love of a knees-up. Our hunger for rich
tastes led to the spice trade, the rise and
falls of empires, the spread of Islam and so
on. It’s all a bit bonkers and over the top,
but full of interesting detail and curios.
Nature
The Way of the Hare by Marianne Taylor
Bloomsbury, 272pp, £16.99
This is a paean to a much misunderstood
animal. They’re not mad; their lunatic
leaping, frolicking and boxing is just males
showing off their virility to ladies. The hare
is a nocturnal loner who can accelerate at
a speed of 4.4m a second squared. That
laggard Usain Bolt averages 1.07m a
second squared. Marianne Taylor also reminds us that the hare was once a symbol
for the cycles of life and death.
Travel
Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe
by Kapka Kassabova
Granta, 379pp, £14.99
Border is part travelogue, part history, part
memoir. Kapka Kassabova travels around
the “edge of Europe” where Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania collide. She picks up
intriguing titbits about folklore, history
and modern living. She has a light touch —
“What’s the difference between the Turkish man and the Greek man? The Greek
marries his wife. The Turk marries his
wife’s family” — but also reminds us of the
cruelties of history: in 1989 340,000 Muslim Bulgarians were forced to flee to
Turkey and she meets old East Germans
who tried to hop over “the furrow of
death”, the border between the Eastern
Bloc and freedom. Vividly written.
Art
Ravilious and Co: the Pattern of
Friendship by Andy Friend
Thames & Hudson, 336pp, £24.95
The shenanigans and daubings of the
posh old Bloomsberries get too much
attention; the lower-born group of artists
and designers around Eric Ravilious
deserve their moment in the sun. This
beautifully illustrated book examines
the lives and creations of Ravilious and his
friends, such as Edward Bawden, Percy
Horton, Barnett Freedman and Enid Marx.
Not only did they paint and draw but
because they had to work for a living their
fabric designs covered the seats of Tube
trains; they made posters that lauded British rural life for Shell and BP; illustrated
books for Faber & Faber, and so on. Move
aside, Virginia, Vanessa and Duncan.
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summer books
Imaginary worlds for tinies,
teens and those in between
Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin
Two Hoots, 32pp; £11.99, 3+
Bethan Woollvin, the author of the awardwinning Little Red, has turned her highly
original hand (gorgeous pantone inks) and
feminist verve to the well-worn story of
Rapunzel making her golden-haired gal
fresh and fiery. Her Rapunzel makes the
toughie in Disney’s Tangled look like a
weed as she cuts her hair and then the
handsome prince out of the tale (why
would she need saving by a man?).
Children’s books
Alex O’Connell selects
this year’s finest
stories for all ages
Picture books
Play by Jez Alborough
Walker, 32pp; £11.99, age 1+
Bobo — the baby chimp in the previous
epics Hug, Tall and Yes — is back, in Jez
Alborough’s simple, moving story about
bravery and home. Don’t expect a lot of
word-bang for your buck — there’s only a
handful — but do expect small children to
ask for this tale on repeat. It’s Bobo’s bedtime but he wants to play. “Enough play for
today,” says his mum. Bobo strops off to a
branch then does the jungle equivalent of
sliding down the drainpipe as he leaves
home to ride a giraffe and hitch a lift on a
turtle. It’s only when darkness falls that he
realises he’s alone. “Mummy,” he screams.
Thankfully, a pelican flies him home, where
she is waiting, hairy arms open.
Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman,
illus. Divya Srinivasan
Bloomsbury, 40pp; £12.99, 2+
Neil Gaiman’s gorgeous spooky story
about a blind, mute Indian princess is part
Just-So, part Indian fairytale, with Gaiman’s own particular perfume and stunning illustrations by Divya Srinivasan. He
introduces us to Cinnamon thus: “Her
world was the colour of pearls: pale white
and pink, and softly glowing.” Her mother
and father, Rajah and Rani, exasperated by
her silence, offer a palace room, a field of
“stunted mango trees”, a portrait of Rani’s
minimalist monkey Bobo in Jez Alborough’s tale of few words, Play
aunt and a parrot to anyone who can get
her to speak. Only a tiger can help. The
moral? Ditch the folks, live in the jungle.
Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems
Walker, 40pp; £6.99, 2+
This is a cautionary tale told in rhymes,
some more tenuous than others, but all
singing with the trademark humour and
confidence you might expect from the
superbly talented writer and illustrator Mo
Willems (the Knuffle Bunny books and
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!).
Willems used to work on Sesame Street,
and it shows. The story begins: “Today, in
the kitchenette, Mum tells Nanette that
Nanette gets to get the baguette.” Yup, try
reading that after a few glasses of wine.
The baguette is “her biggest responsibility
yet”, but will she eat it before she gets
home? Willems bakes some of the best picture books for the very young.
‘Today, in the
kitchenette,
Mum tells
Nanette that
Nanette gets
to get the
baguette.’ Yup,
try reading
that after a
few glasses
of wine
Sir Ned and the Nasties
by Brett and David McKee
Andersen, 32pp; £11.99, 2+
My four-year-old son adores this story
written by Brett McKee, son of David, the
creator of the Elmer and Mr Benn books
who has provided the distinctive illustrations. The kingdom is plagued by a terrible
noise, a screeching, howling din made by
the Nasties. Rather than slapping an Asbo
on them, the King sends in Sir Ned. On his
quest, the brave if rather undersized
knight meets a wolf, a witch and a troll who
purport to help him. They are not what
they appear: they are the Nasties themselves. Thankfully, Ned is a patient sort
and turns their poison into medicine.
Age 5-9
The Big Green Book by Robert Graves,
illus. Maurice Sendak
Vintage, 64pp; £12.99, 5-7
This intriguing book by the author of
I, Claudius is back in print for the first time
in years in a gorgeous hardback edition.
First published in 1962, it’s about the triumph of an under-entertained child called
Jack over the adults in his life, a pair of
bespectacled Edwardian-looking guardians. Over the story, spikily illustrated by
Maurice Sendak, he outwits the fusties —
and totally confuses the pet dog —
through magic and nous. A top-class read.
Letters from the Lighthouse
by Emma Carroll
Faber, 274pp; £6.99, 7+
Lighthouses are excellent locations for
children’s stories and the one in Emma
Carroll’s tale is at Budmouth Point in
Devon, a temporary home to Cliff and
Olive, brother-sister evacuees from east
London after a bomb blast. The seaside
village isn’t all warm and bosomy, though.
Thank goodness for Ephraim, the lighthouse keeper, and his dog, Pixie, their generous if mysterious hosts. Carroll (The Girl
Who Walked on Air, Strange Star) sews
together history with a cracking plot —
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odds with the authorities. Can the unassuming dog save the day — again?
Dragon Rider: The Griffin’s Feather
by Cornelia Funke
Chicken House, 367pp; £6.99, 8+
Team Griffin or Team Dragon: whose side
are you on? This is a mystical new book in
Cornelia Funke’s Dragon Rider series. The
last winged horses are threatened with extinction; three motherless Pegasus foals lie
ill, curled up in their eggs in a sanctuary for
threatened creatures in Norway. Ben
Greenbloom, a 14-year-old dragon rider,
must find the griffin’s feather — the only
cure — with the help of a silver dragon.
Funke is the queen of world-building and
each chapter begins with a fabulous quote
(eg Pablo Picasso: “It takes a very long time
to become young”). Glorious escapism.
Beetle Queen by MG Leonard
Chicken House, 352pp; £6.99, 8+
This is the sequel to the wonderful Beetle
Boy. The cruel beetle fashionista Lucretia
Cutter is at large with her yellow ladybird
spies. When Darkus, Virginia and Bertolt
find out what she’s up to, they try to stop
her, but the three friends are in a pickle.
Darkus’s dad has told them to stop investigating — and the revolting crooks Humphrey and Pickering are out of jail. It’s up to
Lucretia’s daughter to save the day, but the
beetle diva is always one scuttle ahead.
Age 9-12
brain food In Nanette’s Baguette Mo Willems tells a cautionary tale in rhyme
why was the children’s older sister Sukie
carrying a code in her pocket before the
bombing, and why is Ephraim hoarding
food in his cupboards? — and a character
to love in the strong, principled Olive.
King Coo by Adam Stower
David Fickling, 176pp; £9.99, 5+
Ben Pole must escape the school bully and
mayor’s son, Monty Grabbe, and his gang,
Grabbe’s Grunts, who want to “Get him!”
During the chase, Ben’s fortunes change
when he falls down a hole into a hidden
forest ruled by King Coo, a tree-swinging,
wombat-owning, fully bearded girl. Can
Ben defeat Monty with the help of rope
swings and water slides? This funny, imaginative story is perfect for children who
find under-illustrated chapter books a
struggle, but want something meatier than
an ordinary picture book.
A Story Like the Wind by Gill Lewis,
illus. Jo Weaver OUP, 80pp; £8.99, 7+
The children’s stories about refugees come
thick and fast; all are well-meaning, yet
many pay only lip service to real-life
narratives. Gill Lewis, an accomplished
writer of books about the interaction of
nature and the lives of children under
strain (most recently Gorilla Dawn), has
written a surprising tale about an unlikely
storytelling session that takes place on a
dinghy of refugees after the boat’s engine
has, near literally, given up the ghost.
The Jamie Drake Equation
by Christopher Edge
Nosy Crow, 200pp; £6.99, 7+
If you like stories about space, aliens and
having to share your parents with other
people, this is for you. It is told with the
intelligence and heart we can expect of
Christopher Edge, nominated for the Carnegie Medal for The Many Worlds of Albie
Bright. Jamie Drake’s father is an astronaut
and national hero, but the boy feels his
father’s constant absences; he must look
after his mother and sister and he has no
one to help him with his maths. Enter the
enigmatic Professor Forster, whom Jamie
meets at the local observatory. She’s trying
to hack the Hubble Space Telescope and
Jamie’s phone handset goes Awol. How is
an alien called Buzz able to communicate
with him via a glowing app? Should he
heed Buzz’s warnings that his father might
be in danger? All this and a divorce subplot. A fun, intellectually challenging
novel with an emotional centre.
Cowboy Pug by Laura James,
illus. Églantine Ceulemans
Bloomsbury, 128pp; £5.99, 5-7
Move over, Champion the Wonder Horse.
The second in the Adventures of Pug
series is a great book with lovely pictures
and typography for five to seven-year-olds
who are starting to read for themselves
and like dogs with multiple chins. Pug and
Lady Miranda are going to be cowboys for
the day, which includes horsetrading.
With their chosen steed, Horsey, bought
and saddled up, they find themselves at
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Puffin, 240pp; £5.99, 9+
This is a sweet coming-of-age story in a
comic-strip format. Astrid and her best
friend, Nicole, are inseparable until Astrid
gets into roller derby and signs up for skating summer camp. Nicole chooses ballet
instead — with Astrid’s nemesis. So the
summer begins: Astrid must learn to have
fun without Nicole and become a star skater. It’s very American, but the theme of
girls growing apart as they near puberty
will speak to tweens everywhere.
Where the World Ends
by Geraldine McCaughrean
Usborne, 320pp; £9.99, 9+
Anything Geraldine McCaughrean
writes is a must-read and this heartstopping survival story will appeal to
mini Bear Gryllses. It’s the summer
of 1727 and a group of men and boys
are put ashore on a remote sea stack in
St Kilda to harvest birds for food. But no
boat comes to pick them up. Why have
they been abandoned and how can they
survive with only the ocean and each other
for company? Read it this summer as you
lie on your lilo in a millpond.
spice girl Neil Gaiman tells the story of a princess who goes wild in Cinnamon
anatomy of a bully
The ghastly Monty from
King Coo by Adam
Stower. Below: Angie
Thomas, the author of
The Hate You Give
The former
rapper Angie
Thomas’s
novel speaks
to everyone.
It should
fly on to
curriculums
everywhere
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
Walker, 438pp; £7.99, 13+
Angie Thomas, a former rapper from
Mississippi, has written an important book
about what it is to be black in America that
speaks to everyone. Starr, 16, lives in Garden Heights, “the ghetto”, as her white
friends see it, but travels to a fee-paying
school as a scholarship kid. There she has
a white boyfriend and meets friends who
have butlers. Yet when her childhood
friend Khalil is shot dead — unprovoked
— by a white cop, it becomes impossible to
keep her two worlds separate. She decides
to testify and as the jury’s verdict comes in,
Garden Heights becomes a war zone. Suitable for mature 13-year-olds, it should fly
on to curriculums everywhere.
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Dutton, 283pp; £6.99, 11+
The author of the impressive debut Wolf
Hollow has returned with a novel set in the
Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. Crow,
our heroine, lives on Osh with the man
who found her afloat in a boat when she
was a newborn. It’s a funny old place and
she’s ostracised from her community (they
assume she came from the leper hospital
on a nearby island). Miss Maggie is her
only supporter and teaches Crow how to
start piecing together her story. Crow is a
thrilling heroine and Wolk’s sense of place
recalls Daphne du Maurier.
Beyond the Wall by Tanya Landman
Walker, 365pp, £7.99, 13+
This gripping story of a slave rebellion is
set in Roman Britain during the Great
Conspiracy of AD367. Tanya Landman
imagines that the tinder of the rebellion
against the Roman Empire was lit by
another slave girl living centuries before:
beautiful flame-haired Cassia. This knifewielding, bear-fighting Boudicca character is the daughter of a rich Roman and his
“whore” slave. With Marcus, a dashing
Roman son with a social conscience, she
make it her mission to save those dearest to them from servitude. Landman
is an accomplished storyteller who
turns footnotes from history into
tales of perseverance.
Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence
Hodder Children’s, 448pp; £7.99, 13+
This memorable book won the Waterstones book prize for older children and
was shortlisted for the Costa children’s
book award. It is the heartbreaking story of
Marlon, dragged into London gangland
thanks to his brother’s shady past. Like any
teenager he’s trying to work out who he is
and how to survive, but his life has added
jeopardy and the end — knuckle-in-themouth stuff — is almost too painful to
bear. It’s impossible not to gulp down this
wonderful, intense story in one mouthful.
Beck by Mal Peet, completed
by Meg Rosoff Walker, 272pp; £12.99, 14+
Beck — hero of this historical comingof-age story that begins in 1907 in Liverpool — is a mixed-race boy, the result of a
one-night stand between a black soldier
and a poor white woman. She dies when he
is 11 and the Christian Brothers ship him
out to one of their homes in Canada. When
he doesn’t comply to demands he is raped
(Peet isn’t explicit), then sent to work on a
farm in Ontario where he is starved and
beaten. It’s only when he escapes, rides the
railroads and, frozen and emaciated, meets
a bunch of benevolent bootleggers that life
looks up. Peet won the Carnegie Medal for
his 2005 novel Tamar. Before he died of
cancer in 2015 he asked Meg Rosoff to
complete Beck. It’s a tremendous swansong.
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summer books
Put a bookcase
in your suitcase
Travelling
Packing your bags?
Michael Prodger
matches the classic
to the destination
Venice
Venice (1960) by Jan Morris
The problem with Venice is its overwhelming richness. Jan Morris’s response in her
mould-breaking book was to treat the city
as part of her autobiography and fit its
canals, squares and churches, as well as the
innumerable quirks of its history, into her
personal story. In tying memoir and history together with elegant prose Morris
shows how Venice, the ultimate tourist
cliché, has nevertheless been an authentic
and profound presence in her life.
The West Indies
The Traveller’s Tree (1950)
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
The great scholar-soldier-traveller Patrick
Leigh Fermor brings his patrician style
and curious eye to the Caribbean, recording his journeys around the islands in the
1940s. The human riches he found — the
religious mixture of Trinidad, the fate of
the native Caribs on Dominica, Haitian
voodoo or the slave culture of Martinique
— were perfect material for a man interested in everything.
France
The Discovery of France (2008)
by Graham Robb
The author cycled 14,000 miles for this
account of France from the Revolution to
the modern age. He originally aimed to
write a “historical guidebook” but found
himself derailed by the unexpected
strangeness of a seemingly familiar country. Here is a place quite unlike the Peter
Mayle idyll, but is instead a country of 55
dialects, self-governing rural communities and fiercely proud regions that, as
Robb says, had to be colonised by Paris.
Robb’s France is genuinely profonde.
Spain
As I Walked Out One Summer Morning
(1969) by Laurie Lee
Laurie Lee’s lyrical memoir of busking
across Spain on the eve of the civil war may
have been recollected in tranquillity 35
years after the journey it describes, but the
passing years added polish to his prose. Lee
uses a high, almost mannered style to
evoke the heat and dust, poverty and generosity he found as he trudged. But also, as
the civil war catches fire, he shows how the
type of people who had sustained an
impoverished young Englishman could so
quickly turn on one another and on him.
The idyll is a tainted one.
Barcelona
Homage to Barcelona (1990)
by Colm Toíbín
The novelist’s book of nonfiction grew out
of his experiences as a young man when,
on graduating, he left Ireland for Barcelona, where he has spent large chunks of
time ever since. Homage is a beguiling mix
of flashes of youthful ardour (and sometimes sentimentality) and mature reflection. His Barcelona has depth, it is accepting of a gay literary Irishman and is full of
colour — food, history, prostitutes, Gaudí,
Orwell and a perfect late-night café culture.
Crete
Falling for Icarus (2004)
by Rory MacLean
Grief does funny things to you: when Rory
MacLean’s mother died his response was
to head to Crete, the island of Daedalus
and Icarus, to build a plane and learn to fly.
His aim was to find, up in the Cretan sky, a
sense of transcendence. In fact, he found it
on the ground, in the village that adopted
him. In helping him build his plane, the
locals also helped him rebuild himself.
MacLean’s account is by turns madcap,
technical, philosophical and touching.
Australia
True History of the Kelly Gang (2000)
by Peter Carey
Peter Carey’s second Man Bookerwinning novel is written in the voice of tinhelmeted Ned Kelly — vernacular, Irishinflected and entirely without commas.
The story is ostensibly about the Kelly
gang’s bank raids, escapes and bulletriddled fate but is as much an account of the
hard life of the colony in the 19th century.
The tricksy technique nevertheless carries
the tang of dust and eucalyptus.
Istanbul
The Bridge (2008) by Geert Mak
In this extended essay on the Galata
Bridge, the structure that links old Istanbul
with the embassy and merchant district of
Pera, the Dutch journalist-traveller Geert
Mak has written an anthropological travelogue. He is less interested in Istanbul’s
fabled history than in the community that
gathers at the bridge — the fishermen and
the cigarette sellers, and the glue-sniffers
who live beneath it.
England
Rural Rides (1830) by William
Cobbett
In the early 1820s William Cobbett —
grumpy, rural and radical — climbed on his
horse to ride around England and see for
himself how things stood in the agricultural provinces. He makes for a gruffly perceptive and poetic guide to the Georgian countryside: breakfasting on ham, champagne
and porter in wayside inns, he reports on
the plight of agricultural labourers and
rails against London, “the great Wen”, and
the power brokers who live in it.
Scotland
Raw Spirit (2003) by Iain Banks
Iain Banks was a writer of disquieting
novels, but this — his only work of prose
nonfiction — exhales the comforting
pleasures of the perfect dram. It recounts a
series of road trips in classic cars he made
round Scotland’s distilleries to sample the
water log If you are
going to Venice take Jan
Morris’s memoir. Below:
Ned Kelly, subject of
Peter Carey’s prizewinner
best of the country’s single malts. Since
whisky carries the stamp of where it was
made and what it was made from, Banks
hymns not just Scotch but the particularities of regions, places and terroir.
New York
Netherland (2008) by Joseph O’Neill
New York is a familiar terrain, but Joseph
O’Neill’s curious novel about cricket in the
Big Apple shows an unexpected side to the
place. Americans don’t get cricket but
many immigrant communities do. In
recounting the relationship between two
such cricket fans, a Dutchman whose wife
has left him and a murdered Trinidadian
who was not quite above board, the
novel also works its evocative way
round Manhattan’s ugly-sister neighbours, such as Staten Island and Brooklyn.
Italy
End Games (2007) by Michael Dibdin
The 11th and last of Michael Dibdin’s crime
series featuring Aurelio Zen, published just
after the author’s death, places the moral
but morose detective at the other end of
Italy from his native Venice. In Calabria
Zen finds himself confronted with a brutal
murder, a buried treasure, banditry, a wall
of silence and, to his disgust, tomatoes in
every dish. A harsh landscape breeds
harsh people and Dibdin, through Zen,
scratches away mesmerically at both.
Dublin
The Commitments (1987)
by Roddy Doyle
The author creates a mismatched bunch of
young unemployed Dubliners yoked
together by an ambitious manager to form
a band to bring soul music to Ireland — and
not just any old soul but Dublin soul. Squabbles, love affairs, musical differences and a
terminal split duly ensue but not before
Dublin, with its raw, vibrant working-class
life, has been evoked with both poignancy
and foot-tapping energy.
Africa
Dark Star Safari (2002) by Paul Theroux
The epic journey has become hackneyed
through journalistic overuse. When Paul
Theroux set out to travel the length of
Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town, the
railway tracks and dirt roads were still
uncluttered by jobbing writers and
documentary-makers. As he hops on and
off trains and cadges lifts in cars and buses,
Theroux reflects on the often deleterious
impact of western aid on the continent. Yet
while he dispenses airy generalisations he
is also struck by Africa’s imperishables —
its majesty and resilience.
South America
The Lost City of Z (2009) by David Grann
Captain Percy Fawcett was a minor British
explorer who in 1925 disappeared somewhere in the Amazon jungle while searching for a fabled lost city. Over the decades
about a hundred others have died trying to
find out what happened to Fawcett. One
who made it back from the “green hell” was
the American David Grann. His account of
his expedition mixes history and travel
with more than a dash of derring-do and a
liberal dose of tall tales. Grann’s gusto,
whatever the accuracy of his claims about
Fawcett and the lost city, makes for a
compelling yarn replete with piranhas,
electric eels and flesh-eating insects.
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Rebecca by Daphne
du Maurier, Folio
Society, 432pp; £36.95
Some novels are so
ubiquitous you avoid
reading them for years.
Rebecca is one. Since
its publication in 1938 it
has sold millions and has
never been out of print.
I challenge you to find a
second-hand bookshop
without a copy.
Now I wish I hadn’t
taken so long to get round
to reading this gothic
romance about how
the memory of Rebecca
grips her widower,
Maxim de Winter, and
the strange hold she has
on the Cornish home of
Manderley, all narrated by
an unnamed second wife.
The author called
her fifth novel a study
in jealousy — she was
reportedly jealous of her
husband’s first fiancée,
who had killed herself.
Du Maurier’s novels
might vary in quality
(some call her novels
second-rate), but Rebecca
is a masterpiece. “In
fiction as in life, we
need to know who is
telling the story,” reads
the introduction to
this edition by Helen
Dunmore, who died last
month. “Few authors
have exploited the power
of the narrator with
the sophistication and
brilliance of Daphne
du Maurier in Rebecca,
and few have left their
readers more dazzled
in the headlights.”
Fiona Wilson
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children’s book
of the week
Who is a picture
book on human
rights aimed at,
asks Alex O’Connell
My Little Book
of Big Freedoms:
The Human
Rights Act
in Pictures
illustrated by
Chris Riddell,
Buster, £9.99
Chris Riddell, the former children’s
laureate and the author of the Ottoline
and Goth Girl series, has teamed up
with Amnesty International to produce
a picture book that illuminates our
human rights in pictures.
Riddell says: “We all want a good life,
to have fun, to be safe and happy and
fulfilled. For this to happen we need
d to
look after each other.” What
might have seemed rather a pat
statement pre-Grenfell and
the recent terror attacks
now triggers goosebumps.
The first point — “we
all have the right to life”
— is accompanied by
a modern Madonna
and child swaddled in a
sheet. “Nobody has the
right to hurt or torture us” shows
Pegasus protecting a little one with his
wings. “Nobody has the right to make
us a slave” pictures a toddler watched
over by a mighty lion. “No one has the
right to lock us up without a good
reason” shows a child snuggling against
a guard dog.
A boy reading while leaning on an
enormous owl reflects our “right to
learn”. It looks more fun than
double maths. Democracy is
explained before the image of a
woman holding a dove: “We all have
w
tthe right to take part in running our
country. Every grown-up should be
allowed to say who they want to be
their leader.” John McDonnell, who
has shown confusion in this area,
might pick up a copy.
It would be churlish of me to suggest
that the Human Rights Act doesn’t have
its problems — in the week when it was
reported that 40 convicted terrorists
allegedly used it to avoid deportation.
But that’s a book for a different age
group with a far later bedtime.
I must admit that I wasn’t sure who
this was aimed at, initially. I couldn’t
imagine my little pre-school Keir
Starmer begging for it before lights out.
It is, after all, a list without a plot.
But older children are becoming more
politicised — who can blame them? —
and this well-meaning collaboration
might kick-start a bigger conversation
about the horrors in the news.
As Joni Mitchell sang: “Don’t it
always seem to go that you don’t
know what you’ve got till it’s gone.”
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the critics’ choice
Films Kate Muir
Top pick
Baby Driver
Edgar Wright, 15 (113min)
{{{{{
An excellent musical carchase movie, starring
Ansel Elgort as the babyfaced getaway driver for a
gang headed by Kevin
Spacey. Kate Muir
Risk
Laura Poitras, 15 (91min)
{{{((
An intimate but less than
pleasant documentary
about Julian Assange
during the Wikileaks affair
and his exile in the
Ecuadorean embassy.
Kate Muir
Kedi
Ceyda Torun, U (79min)
{{{{(
Filmed at whisker-height,
this charming
documentary enters the
lives of the street cats of
Istanbul. Kate Muir
A Man Called Ove
Hannes Holm, 15 (113min)
{{{{(
Bleakly funny Swedish
comedy about a suicideobsessed widower (Rolf
Lassgard), his inability to
kill himself and the friends
he makes that melt his
heart. Kevin Maher
Alone in Berlin
Vincent Perez, 12A
(103min)
{{{((
Emma Thompson and
Brendan Gleeson play a
German couple who resist
the Nazis by dropping
anonymous postcards
around Berlin. Kate Muir
Okja
Bong Joon-ho, 15 (118min)
{{{{(
Wonderfully loopy AngloKorean tale of a superpig,
with Tilda Swinton and
Jake Gyllenhaal as
baddies. Kate Muir
Souvenir
Bavo Defurne (90 min)
{{{((
Isabelle Huppert plays a
singer who is given a final
shot at fame in the
Eurovision Song Contest.
Very Richard Curtis, but in
a French way. Kevin Maher
In This Corner of the
World
Sunao Katabuchi, 12A
(130min)
{{{{(
A quietly revealing
Japanese animation set
around the Second World
War, close to Hiroshima.
Kate Muir
Ansel Elgort, right,
and Jamie Foxx in
Baby Driver
My Cousin Rachel
Roger Michell, 12A
(106min)
{{{{(
Biting feminist parable, set
in 19th-century Cornwall,
adapted from du Maurier
and starring Rachel Weisz
as the eponymous cousin
who may, or may not, be a
cash-grabbing man-eater.
Kevin Maher
Wonder Woman
Patty Jenkins, 12A (141min)
{{{{(
Almost old-fashioned
superhero tale, starring
the Amazonian Gal Gadot.
Kate Muir
My Life as a Courgette
Claude Barras, PG (66min)
{{{{(
Heartbreaking
Swiss-French stop-frame
animation about life in an
orphanage for seven tiny
tots. Kevin Maher
Alien: Covenant
Ridley Scott, 15 (122min)
{{{{(
The franchise returns to
form as humans search
for a planet to colonise
and find that it bites back.
Kate Muir
gun-control bill through
the Senate. Kevin Maher
Miss Sloane
John Madden, 15 (132min)
{{{{(
Jessica Chastain is
splendid as a firebrand
lobbyist trying to muscle a
Chubby Funny (15)
{((((
Unfunny Brit comedy
Istanbul’s street cats star in the documentary Kedi
Colossal
Nacho Vigalondo, 15
(109min)
{{{{{
Relentlessly inventive
fantasy, starring Anne
Hathaway as an
unemployed alcoholic
who controls a monster
that terrorises Seoul.
Kevin Maher
Comedy Dominic Maxwell
Rock & pop Will Hodgkinson
Top pick
Manchester Festival
The people behind the
Machynlleth Comedy
Festival sub-curate (is that
a thing? let’s say it’s a
thing) some comedy for
Manchester, including
Mark Watson, Birthday
Girls and Max & Ivan (Fri),
with Sara Pascoe, Tim Key,
and Gein’s Family Giftshop
to come over the
weekend. Various venues,
Manchester (0843
2081840), Fri-July 9
Tape Face
Sam Wills shortens his
stage name (from The Boy
With Tape On His Face)
but keeps his mouth
taped shut as he ropes his
crowd into one glorious
homemade visual routine
after another. No words, a
lot of joy. Garrick, London
WC2 (0844 4124662), to
July 23; Pleasance,
Edinburgh, Aug 2-27
Eddie Izzard
A book tour rather than a
stand-up tour: Izzard gives
readings, discussions and
Q&A sessions to tie in with
his memoir, Believe Me.
Lowry, Salford (08432
086000), Sun; Richmond
Theatre, Tues; EICC,
Edinburgh, Thur; Brighton
Dome, July 8
Book now
David Baddiel: My Family
— Not the Sitcom
Baddiel takes his most
personal, most daring,
most excellent solo show
on tour after two West
End runs. Theatre Royal
Bath (01225 448844), Jan
28, 2018, then touring to
June 30; davidbaddiel.com
Top pick
British Summertime: Green Day
Pop-punk, that staple of 1990s American
mall life, has proved surprisingly
enduring. Here, the biggest pop-punks of
them all headline an all-dayer that also
features class of ’76 originals the
Damned and the Stranglers.
Hyde Park, London W2
(0844 8240300), today
Arcade Fire
Widescreen, euphoric
art-rock led by husband
and wife team Win
Butler and Régine
Chassagne, touring their
forthcoming album.
Everything Now. York Hall,
London E2 (020 8980 2243),
Tues & Wed; Castlefield Bowl,
Manchester, Thur
William Basinski
Inventive New York sound artist performs
a tribute to David Bowie. Pavilion Theatre,
Manchester (0843 2081840), Wed
Also showing
Despicable Me 3 (U)
{{(((
Despicable meh.
All Eyez On Me (15)
{((((
Formulaic biopic of Tupac
Shakur.
Hampstead (12A)
{{(((
Limp Diane KeatonBrendan Gleeson romance
The Red Turtle (PG)
{{{{(
Soulful animation
The Book of Henry (12A)
{{(((
Gifted kid schmaltz
Destination Unknown
(12A)
{{{{(
Gripping Holocaust
documentary
Jawbone (15)
{{{{(
Gritty boxing flick
The House (15)
{((((
Will Ferrell and Amy
Poehler in the worst
comedy of the year
Classical Richard Morrison
British Summertime: Justin Bieber
Having revived his flagging career by
releasing a pretty decent R&B album, the
pop superbrat, below, celebrates with a
gigantic show. Hyde Park, London W2
(0844 8240300), Sun
Little Mix
Sparkling high-octane pop
from the biggest girl group
in the world. Donington
Park, Derby (01332
810048), today (3pm);
Scarborough Open Air
Theatre, Thur; Old Royal
Naval College, London
SE10, Fri
Book now
Ramblin’ Man
This friendly real ale-soaked rock,
progressive and blues weekender
offers vintage rocking fun from ZZ Top,
blues singer Joanne Shaw Taylor,
metal legends Saxon and more. Mote
Park, Maidstone (ramblinmanfair.com),
July 28-30
Top pick
Cheltenham Festival
Opening week includes a
rare recital by Bryn Terfel
(Thur), the CBSO playing
under its music director,
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla
(Wed), and Alina
Ibragimova’s Chiaroscuro
Quartet (Fri, 11am). Various
venues, Cheltenham
(01242 850270), to July 16
The Dream of Gerontius
There’s life after death for
English National Opera —
at least when its chorus
and orchestra are
performing Elgar’s choral
masterpiece. Royal
Festival Hall, London SE1
(020 7960 4200), today,
Sun
The World Was Once All
Miracle
Anthony Burgess’s
centenary is celebrated by
a Raymond Yiu setting of
six Burgess poems and
the UK premiere of
Burgess’s Symphony in C.
Bridgewater Hall,
Manchester (0843
2081840), Tues
Monteverdi on the move
I Fagiolini invite an
audience to promenade
around their performance
of Monteverdi’s Vespers.
York Minster (01904
658338), Fri
Book now
Edinburgh opening event
Free tickets from Monday
for the Edinburgh
Festival’s outdoor opening
spectacular, called Bloom:
a late-night son et lumière
show. St Andrew’s Square,
Edinburgh (eif.co.uk/
bloom), Aug 4-5
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Exhibitions Rachel Campbell-Johnston
THE BURGHLEY HOUSE COLLECTION
Top pick
Lady Day at Emerson’s
Bar and Grill
Audra McDonald won a
Tony for her performance
as the doomed Billie
Holiday and you can see
why: from the moment
she arrives on stage,
staggering slightly, eyes
unfocused, we are taken
in by the spell that she
weaves. She doesn’t just
sing the blues, she lives
them. Wyndham’s, London
WC2 (0844 4825120),
to Sept 9
Ink
James Graham has done it
again with this cracking
new play about the birth
of the Sun newspaper in
the hot metal age of 1969.
Bertie Carvel paces and
growls as Rupert Murdoch
while Richard Coyle is
explosive as editor Larry
Lamb. Soaraway fun.
Almeida, London N1 (020
7359 4404), to Aug 5
Their Finest (12A)
{{{{(
Winning wartime tale
The Levelling (15)
{{{{(
Emotional Somerset story
Whisky Galore! (PG)
{{{{(
Amiable Ealing remake
Frantz (12A)
{{{{(
Delicate war drama
kohl-eyed wild child Strat.
All revved up, just for us.
Prepare for bats.
Coliseum, London WC2
(020 7845 9300), to
Aug 22
Terror
Expect a great debate
when you, the audience,
have to decide if a fighter
pilot who decides to blow
up his plane rather than
crash into a stadium is a
hero or a mass murderer.
Gripping grown-up drama
from German lawyer and
writer Ferdinand von
Schirach. Lyric
Hammersmith, London
W6 (020 8741 6850), to
July 15
Bat Out of Hell
the Musical
It’s bonkers but
great, a rock opera
buzz-fest with
enough energy to
fill ENO’s huge
stage. Songs and
story from Jim
Steinman, the
man who wrote
the hits for Meat
Loaf’s mega-selling
album. Andrew Polek
gives a stunning
performance as the
Audra McDonald
as Billie Holiday
Dance Debra Craine
Top pick
Available Light
The Manchester International Festival
celebrates the great American
choreographer Lucinda Childs with a
performance by her company of
Available Light. She created the landmark
abstract work in 1983 with the architect
Frank Gehry and the composer John
Adams. Palace Theatre, Manchester
(0843 2081840), Thur-July 8
Rotterdam
Jon Brittain’s transgender
rom-com is full of laughs,
sadness and knotty ideas
but it is also fizzing with
fun. It’s all going well
between Alice and Fiona
but, just as Alice prepares
to tell her parents that she
is gay, Fiona announces
that she wants to be
called Adrian from now
on. I think you see the
dilemma. Arts Theatre,
London WC2 (020 7836
8463), to July 15
Book now
Our Town
Thornton Wilder’s
Pulitzer-winning
play, directed here
by Sarah Frankcom,
about the comings
and goings in the
small town of
Grover’s Corner,
New Hampshire, is
an American classic
that feels ever-fresh. As
the blurb says: “Our town
but, also, unmistakably,
yours.” Royal Exchange
Theatre, Manchester
(0161 833 9833),
Sept 14 to Oct 14
Master of all Trades: The
John Ruskin Prize 2017
Works by creators and
craftspeople in the
running for the award
given in honour of the
great Victorian artist and
critic. This year the theme
is the artist as polymath.
Museums Sheffield (0114
278 2600), to Oct 8
A Handful of Dust
A visual journey through
the motif of dust, from
aerial reconnaissance
through wartime
destruction to natural
disasters. Whitechapel
Gallery, London E1 (020
7522 7888), to Sept 3
Artemisia Gentileschi’s work in Beyond Caravaggio
Top pick
Beyond Caravaggio
The revolutionary legacy
of the artist is revealed in
the work of painters who
flocked from across
Europe to draw inspiration
from his compelling
dramas. Scottish National
Gallery, Edinburgh (0131
624 6200), to Sept 24
Serpentine Pavilion 2017
Inspired by a tree used as
a meeting place in his
native village, this year’s
shimmering Serpentine
Pavilion is designed by the
African architect Francis
Kéré. Serpentine Gallery,
London W2 (020 7402
6075), to Oct 8
John Minton
A leading painter and
illustrator of his era,
Minton was at the heart of
the Soho scene. This
centenary show sets out
to reclaim his reputation.
Pallant House Gallery,
Chichester, West Sussex
(01243 774557), to Oct 1
BP Portrait Award
The perennially popular
award gives a traditional
art form a fresh face.
National Portrait Gallery,
London WC2 (020 7312
2463), to Sept 24
Raqib Shaw
A solo exhibition of the
brightly intricate works of
a contemporary artist
Alphonse Mucha
Paintings by the art
nouveau artist whose
work, familiar from
countless reproductions,
became symbolic of the
movement. Walker Art
Gallery, Liverpool (0844
8000410), to Oct 29
Book now
Seurat to Riley: The Art
of Perception
An eye-opening journey
through pointillism,
pattern and perception,
displaying artists who
have experimented with
how the eye and the mind
work together. Compton
Verney, Warwickshire
(01926 645500), July 8
to Oct 1
Opera Neil Fisher
10000 Gestures
Also at the Manchester festival, a 25strong ensemble perform 10,000 unique
gestures, rethinking and reinventing the
language of dance in a work by Boris
Charmatz. Mayfield, Manchester (0843
2081840), Wed-July 8
Voices of the Amazon
Helen Pickett’s choreography fuses ballet,
contemporary dance and capoeira with a
Brazilian musical score in this story about
a water spirit from the Amazon River,
who ventures deep into the rainforest in
search of a cure for her dying sister.
Sadler’s Wells, London EC1 (020 7863
8000), Tues-July 8
Book now
Voices of the Amazon at Sadler’s Wells
who probes the real and
imagined spaces between
East and West. Whitworth
Art Gallery, Manchester
(0161 275 7450), to Nov 19
Country Girls
Edna O’Brien adapted her
own novel, banned in
Ireland when published in
1960, about the coming of
age of two girls from
deepest rural Ireland.
Grace Molony, just out of
drama school, is perfect as
the spirited, dreamy Kate
who can’t wait to start
living, and loving. Minerva,
Chichester (01243 781312),
to July 8
ETM: Double Down
It’s tap with a difference from the
American troupe Dorrance Dance — the
dance is performed on electronic tap
boards that enhance every step the eight
dancers take. The music is Afro-Brazilian,
indie pop and Adele. Sadler’s Wells,
London EC1 (020 7863 8000), July 12-15
not quite top-drawer it’s
full of lung-busting arias,
well delivered by this
strong Covent Garden
cast, who look a million
bucks in eye-popping
baroque-meets-Japanese
samurai costumes. Royal
Opera House, London
WC2 (020 7304 4000),
today & Fri
Top pick
Albert Herring
Britten’s comedy, 70 this
year, is impeccably
directed, conducted and
sung at the Grange
Festival, in a production
by John Copley, with Orla
Boylan providing expertly
puffed-up pomposity as
Lady Billows. The Grange,
Alresford, Hants (01962
791020), today & Fri, to
July 9
Der Rosenkavalier
Last chance to catch
Welsh National Opera’s
Strauss show, with
Rebecca Evans as the
ageing Marschallin,
cutting a figure of serene
dignity, and Louise Alder
joyous as an effervescent
and intelligent Sophie.
Birmingham Hippodrome
(0844 3385000), tonight
Britten’s Albert Herring at the Grange Festival
Macbeth
The Buxton Festival kicks
off with the 1847 version
of Verdi’s Shakespearean
opera: a more roughly
hewn but very visceral
drama. Elijah Moshinsky
directs. Buxton Opera
House (01298 72190),
Fri, to July 21
Il turco in Italia
Set in a suavely stylised
1950s travel-brochure
view of Naples, Martin
Duncan’s 2011 production
for Garsington has new
snap and sexiness in this
revival. Garsington at
Wormsley, Bucks (01865
361636), Sun & Wed, to
July 15
Mitridate, re di Ponto
Mozart wrote this opera
when he was 14, and if it’s
Book now
La Bohème
If you’re a Friend of
Covent Garden, you can
hit the phones (or the
website) for the Royal
Opera’s 2017-18 season
opener, a new Richard
Jones production with
Michael Fabiano and
Nicole Car as the tragic
lovers Rodolfo and Mimi.
Royal Opera House,
London WC2 (020 7304
4000), from Sept 11
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Critic’s choice
Who Do You
Think You Are?
Radio choice
Meet David
Sedaris
Thur, BBC One, 9pm
Tues, Radio 4, 6.30pm
Given his roles in The Jewel in
the Crown, Gosford Park and
Game of Thrones, along with
his purring baritone, Charles
Dance is an actor you would
expect to have blue blood
running through his veins.
However, according to Dance,
there’s nothing posh in his East
End London roots. Or is there?
Since Danny Dyer’s royal
revelations helped to bring
Bafta-winning success back to
the ancestry series, we expect
bombshells. And Dance’s
genealogical inquiries —
ushering in a new series — do
take him in unexpected
directions. Staring at a portrait
of his aristo three-times-great
grandfather, he says: “I’ve kind
of cornered the market in
playing rather austere,
villainous characters . . . [but]
he looks quite jovial.” Much
bigger surprises await, taking
in Daunt Books in Marylebone,
the Boer War and details of the
father Dance never knew. A
whole other world comes to
light — one not without an
“overwhelmingly sad”
discovery too. This time the
tears feel fully understandable.
“Carol”. That, David Sedaris
explains, is the name that
he and his partner have taken
to calling the fox that visits
their West Sussex garden
each night. It’s an uneasy
moment. Those who give their
pets (or worse still their cars)
“amusing” names are almost
without exception unamusing.
Almost. Sedaris is that
exception. He is brilliant on
radio. It was a radio essay
that made his name — his
account of working as
Crumpet the Elf at Macy’s
department store. “In order
to become an elf,” he drawled,
“I filled out ten pages’ worth of
forms, took a multiple-choice
personality test, underwent
two interviews, and submitted
urine for a drug test.” He was
then asked why he wanted to
be an elf. “This is always a
problem question.”
These days Sedaris is a
treasured writer living in West
Sussex, whose essays remain
funny partly because he’s
not an anxious gag hunter.
One of the loveliest moments
here is when he explains why
he leaves food for Carol in
his garden, rather than in a
nearby field. Because, he says,
he wants recognition. “I insist
that Carol eat in my presence
for the same reason I wait for
the coffee shop employee
to turn back in my direction
before putting a tip in his
basket . . . This is about me,
not them.”
Charles Dance finds
a few surprises in
his family tree
James Jackson
Best of the rest
Melvyn Bragg on TV: The Box
that Changed the World
Sat, BBC Two, 9pm
What has been the impact of
TV? Melvyn Bragg chairs
discussions with Ken Loach,
Joan Bakewell and the like to
analyse the medium’s influence
— from the Coronation to 9/11,
Enoch Powell to Jade Goody,
it’s rich in memory-jogging
clips. Unmissable.
Dunkirk: The New Evidence
Sun, Channel 4, 8pm
Were the RAF actually
unheralded heroes of Dunkirk?
A documentary poring over
newly released MoD files
suggests that they halted the
bulk of the Luftwaffe.
On demand
George Best: All By Himself
Sun, BBC Two, 9pm
A definitive overview of the
footballer’s rise and fall begins
with a sad anecdote about the
wretched depths of his
alcoholism. Many happier
memories of his outrageous
football magic too.
Live Wimbledon 2017
From Mon, BBC Two/BBC One
Consider this your court
summons.
The Betrayed Girls
Mon, BBC One, 8.30pm
A harrowing documentary
giving the full shocking story
behind the grooming scandal,
as depicted in Three Girls.
Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes
Tues, More4, 9pm
TV’s latest look at bucolic life
in the north’s national parks.
From hound trails to cheese
shops to runs up Helvellyn, it’s
as soothing as Horlicks.
Joanna Lumley’s India
Wed, ITV, 9pm
Lumley has a contagious
gusto as she gasps at India’s
beauty and meets its residents,
from tigers to the Dalai Lama.
An intoxicating TV travelogue.
The Windsors
Wed, Channel 4, 10pm
More gleefully rude lèsemajesté as the grotesques of
the Buck House satire return. JJ
The best of Netflix, Amazon, iPlayer and beyond
Nobody Speak: Trials of the
Free Press
Netflix
When Hulk Hogan, below,
sued and bankrupted the
website Gawker over a
sex tape, it emerged
that Peter Thiel of
Silicon Valley was
bankrolling the legal
costs — this billionaire
had his own grudge. So
are rich men now paying to
manage the truth? It’s a
zeitgeist issue that threatens
journalism and indeed
democracy, and is explored
with intelligence in this
disquieting documentary.
The Night Of
Sky Box Sets
If you missed it last year,
here’s a worthy contender
for your next box set: a
meticulously told,
horribly real drama
about a young New
Yorker, Naz (Riz
Ahmed), put through
the wringer of the
criminal justice system
after being accused of killing
an uptown girl in cold blood.
As he enters Rikers Island, can
he rely on his fleabag lawyer
(John Turturro)? Naz’s slowly
unfolding nightmare really
draws you in. JJ
Catherine Nixey
Podcast choice
The Guilty Feminist
guiltyfeminist.com
Each episode opens with an
“I’m a feminist but . . .” section
in which guests confess guilty
thoughts. Past hits include
wishing that the thighs of a
woman in your office suddenly
become fat, and weeping when
your daughter says she doesn’t
want to get married. CN
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Critic’s choice Melvyn Bragg:
The Box That Changed the World
BBC Two, 9pm
Perhaps fittingly, this two-hour
special — on the impact that
TV has had on the country
over the past six decades or
so — feels like old-fashioned
television. Melvyn Bragg has
assembled a panel of experts
at Bafta in London and, in a
series of round-table chats,
invites a group of them at a
time to dissect a chosen
subject. In between, Bragg
presents archive-led films that
go deep on the next topic for
discussion — the news, say, or
light entertainment. Even if
this were BBC Four it would
feel strenuously high-minded
and frill-free. And yet it works;
it is like a two-hour televised
edition of In Our Time. Bragg’s
thesis is that no invention has
had a greater impact on the
country since the Industrial
Revolution, so much so that
“we can barely imagine what
life was like before it”.
Television, he says, is the great
democratiser, the scourge of
politicians and the greatest
tool for social change that
we have. It is also elitist,
narrow-minded and riddled
with agenda. The Queen’s
1953 Coronation is the
starting point — the “first
great unifying event on British
television” — an event that
Prince Philip insisted be
broadcast to the world. Since
then TV has helped to shape
our vision of ourselves as a
country, from the police and
the NHS, to the monarchy and
the government. Bragg’s
guests are excellent value, in
particular Joan Bakewell on
the early days of the BBC, Ken
Loach on social realism and
agitprop TV, and Anthony
Horowitz on how TV drama
helps us to preserve the
memory of a nation that never
really existed. I can’t wait to
see what the Goggleboxers
make of it. Chris Bennion
Further recommendations
Melvyn Bragg presents an edition of In Our Time looking at why
birds migrate and how they navigate (Thurs, Radio 4, 9am)
Tour de France
Doctor Who
MIF 2017
US v John Lennon
ITV4, 2pm
BBC One, 6.30pm
BBC Two, 8pm
Sky Arts, 10pm
The 104th Tour de France
begins today with a 14km
time-trial on the banks of the
Rhine, as Germany hosts the
Grand Départ for the first time
since 1987. From Düsseldorf
the race heads south through
Belgium, Luxembourg and
on to France. ITV’s usual
exemplary coverage is even
fuller this year, with every stage
shown live from start to finish.
Team Sky’s Chris Froome is the
favourite — a fourth win would
put him behind only Jacques
Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard
Hinault and Miguel Indurain —
although Richie Porte, Nairo
Quintana and Romain Bardet
will have a say in that. CB
The final instalment of the
series follows on from last
week’s terrific episode, with the
Doctor and Nardole having to
help a group of villagers (not
on a planet, but on a “solar
farm” level of the enormous
spaceship they are on) batten
down the hatches before
a full-scale invasion by the
Cybermen. That, of course, is
if Missy and the Master don’t
kill the Doctor first. Among it
all is Bill, unaware that she is
a prototype Cyberman and
distraught that people are
treating her like a monster. A
satisfying end and a tantalising
warm-up for Steven Moffat’s
Christmas special finale. CB
The Manchester International
Festival is such an important
fixture in Britain’s arts and
culture diary (in odd-numbered
years, at least) that it is
extraordinary to think it
is only ten years old. This
year’s festival carries extra
resonance; it began on
Thursday, just over a month
after the suicide bombing at
the Manchester Arena that
killed 22 people. The writer
Lemn Sissay is your guide to
this year’s offerings, dropping
in on rehearsals by the
Manchester band New Order,
the innovative theatre group
Shunt Collective and the visual
artist Susan Hefuna. CB
The US didn’t much like it when
John Lennon claimed in 1966
that the Beatles were more
popular than Jesus. The US
government certainly didn’t
like it a few years later when
Lennon began sounding like
Jesus. This documentary, from
2006, looks at Lennon’s
political activism after the
break-up of the Beatles and
shows how the Nixon regime
saw the musician as a threat to
national security. The film does
not wear its colours lightly, but
it highlights Lennon’s bravery
and the CIA’s jittery, paranoid
reaction to a public figure
encouraging protest. Imagine
what Trump would say. CB
Catch
up
Theresa v Boris: How May
Became PM
BBC iPlayer, to July 18
Part of a series of
programmes marking
Brexit: One Year On, this
semi-dramatised
documentary tells
the story of the
Conservative
Party’s 2016
leadership
contest, from
the moment
David
Cameron
resigned
after the country voted to leave
the EU, to when Theresa May
became prime minister. It’s a
tale of personal power and
ambition, which could yet have
a fresh twist. The dramatised
segments veer from The Thick
of It-style vérité to hammy
spoof, which is inevitable when
Boris Johnson (well played by
Will Barton, despite a wig
worse than BoJo’s real mop) is
such a prominent character.
This increases the
entertainment value,
but can lessen the
impact of what is an
exhaustively
researched and
serious piece of
documentary
film-making.
Joe Clay
Variations
● BBC2 Scotland As BBC Two except:
3.30pm Flog It! Anita Manning and James
Lewis value items at Balbirnie House in
Fife, including a Moorcroft pin dish and a
Troika vase. Presenter Paul Martin also
visits Falkland Palace (r) 4.30-5.00 The
Beechgrove Garden. Jim McColl
investigates the mysterious death of a
hedge and suspects foul play, and meets
a couple who have created a high-up
hidden gem of a garden in Ballinluig (r)
● STV As ITV London except:
1.30pm-4.00 Live Racing on STV.
Coverage of today’s race meetings
12.25am After Midnight 1.55 ITV
Nightscreen 4.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(r) 5.30-6.00 Teleshopping
● UTV As ITV London except: 12.25am
Teleshopping 1.25-3.00 ITV Nightscreen
● S4C 6.00am Cyw 8.00 Stwnsh Sadwrn
10.00 O’r Galon: Stori Meinir (r) 11.00 3
Lle: Georgia Ruth Williams (r) 11.30
Mynyddoedd Y Byd (r) 12.30pm Codi
Hwyl: Llydaw (r) 1.00 Ffermio (r) 1.30
Garddio a Mwy (r) 2.00 Live Seiclo: Le
Tour de France. Coverage of stage one of
the most prestigious race on the
calendar, featuring a 14km individual
time-trial in Dusseldorf, Germany
6.00 Treiathlon Caerdydd 2017. Action
from the annual race, which started and
finished outside the Millennium Centre (r)
6.30 News a Chwaraeon 6.35 Fferm
Ffactor: Brwydr y Ffermwyr. The Gelli Aur
farmers battle it out against their Moch
Môn rivals, playing pool on a giant table,
shearing sheep, building a water bridge,
and testing their agricultural knowledge
(r) 7.30 Taith y Llewod 2017. New Zealand
v British & Irish Lions. Action from the
second Test in the three-match series,
which took place at Westpac Stadium in
Wellington 8.30 Noson Lawen. Nigel
Owens introduces an evening of
entertainment from Llanelli, with
performances by Gwawr Edwards, Siôn
Russell Jones, Jac y Do, Cleif Edwards,
Ysgol y Strade Choir, Hanna Morgan,
Carwyn Jones and Owain Huw (r) 9.30 Y
Salon yn Cyt. Kirsty, Maggi, Mary, Joyce,
Matthew Bont and the crew share their
perhaps-too-honest opinions on current
affairs stories (r) 10.00 Seiclo: Le Tour de
France 10.30 Y Dyn Gwyllt: Tri Thymor (r)
11.30 Jonathan (r) 12.30am-1.05 Hansh (r)
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Films of the day
Life of Pi (PG, 2012)
Channel 4, 8pm
Ang Lee tackles the “unfilmable” book with verve, imagination and
access to some impressive special effects. In fact, for its use of
technology that had hitherto been employed to smash up cities in
comic-book movies, this film can be considered a landmark. Suraj
Sharma plays Pi, a young boy who finds himself marooned on a
lifeboat with a Bengal tiger after a disaster at sea. It’s a testament
to Sharma’s performance and Lee’s handling of the effects that we
never once doubt the peril in which the boy is placed, despite
Sharma not being anywhere near a live tiger. This tale of survival
is couched in images of haunting beauty. (127min) Wendy Ide
Kon-Tiki (15, 2012)
BBC Four, 9pm
Thor Heyerdahl’s attempt to cross
the Pacific from Peru to Polynesia
on a balsawood raft in 1947 gets the
full dramatic treatment. The wacky,
amateurish derring-do of the
six-man crew, led by the lanky,
floppy haired Pal Sverre Valheim
Hagen as the ethnographer
Heyerdahl, is astounding. Only one is a sailor; another is a
refrigerator salesman and it turns out that Heyerdahl cannot swim.
Still, that did not stand in the way of him attempting to prove that
1,500 years ago South American people sailed on ocean currents
to Polynesia. This rather traditional feature is Norway’s biggest
budget movie yet, and the raft of logs lashed together with rope
looks properly ropey — no CGI here. (118min) Kate Muir
The Deep (12, 2012)
BBC Two, 12.50am
The Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur dramatises the
miraculous true story of a fisherman who swam for six hours in
near-frozen seas to reach land after his boat went down. Olafur
Darri Olafsson plays the sole survivor of the winter trawler
accident — and even when he reaches land, his feet are shredded
as he marches across sharp volcanic rocks. The eerie, sad,
unflinching film shows the lonely fisherman being treated like a
medical sideshow after his survival. “He has blubber like a seal,”
says one scientist. Fans of Scandi-noir might recognise Olafsson as
the hairy man-mountain Andri from the Icelandic drama Trapped,
which was shown on BBC Four last year. (95min) Kate Muir
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Pop star Cheryl Tweedy (10.05pm)
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Alan Gardner comes to the aid
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nearly five years (3/6) (HD)
8.00 FILM Life of Pi (PG, 2012)
A writer interviews a man about
the extraordinary events of his
life. He describes his childhood
in India, living in the zoo run by
his father, and how the family
and their animals were forced
to relocate to Canada when he
was a teenager. However,
during the sea voyage, the ship
sank and he was left adrift in
a small boat with a ferocious
tiger. Ang Lee’s adventure
based on Yann Martel’s novel
starring Suraj Sharma. See
Film Choice (AD) (HD)
8.00 Greatest Celebrity Wind-Ups
Ever! Joe Pasquale revisits
hilarious pranks, with first-hand
accounts from the people
responsible for staging the
tricks, and the unfortunate
stars on the receiving end
7.30 Pitch Battle Six more choirs and
vocal groups seek to impress
Gareth Malone, Kelis and guest
judge Bebe Rexha, as Mel
Gied
droyc hostts the third
d round
d
of heats. Plus, Pitch Battle’s
resident music director Deke
Sharon opens the contest with
a musical mash-up (3/6) (HD)
7.00 Nature’s Wildest Weapons:
Horns, Tusks and Antlers
Professor Doug Emlen
examines how animals use
their bodies as weapons,
from elephants to rhinoceros
beetles (r) (HD)
8.00 Manchester International
Festival: Everyone Welcome
The biennial arts festival.
See Viewing Guide (HD)
8.30 Dad’s Army Frazer loses part
of a gun. John Laurie stars (r)
9.00 Casualty Sam steps down as
medical director to take a more
hands-on role in the ED, while
Dylan struggles to cope in the
wake of Cal’s death (AD) (HD)
9.50 BBC News (HD); followed by
National Lottery Update
10.10 FILM Avengers Assemble
(12, 2012) A mystical artefact is
stolen from a top-secret military
base by Thor’s brother Loki,
who plans to use it to bring
about an alien invasion.
Spymaster Nick Fury brings
together a team of superheroes,
including Iron Man, Thor,
Captain America and the Hulk,
to defend Earth from the
impending attack. Action
adventure uniting the Marvel
comic-book characters starring
Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans,
Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo,
Scarlett Johansson, Tom
Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner and
Samuel L Jackson (AD) (HD)
12.25am Weather for the Week
Ahead (HD) 12.30 BBC News (HD)
7.30 The Voice Kids The junior
version of the singing talent
contest continues, as Emma
Willis ushers more youngsters
bettween the ages off eiigh
ht and
d
14 to the stage for a chance at
stardom. The Blind Auditions
conclude this week, and the
pressure is on for judges
will.i.am, Danny Jones and
Pixie Lott to finish filling their
teams ahead of the battle
rounds (4/8) (HD)
9.00 Melvyn Bragg on TV: The Box
that Changed the World
Melvyn Bragg and guests
explore the impact television
has made on British culture
since the coronation of Queen
Elizabeth II in 1953. Filmed
at Bafta, Bragg and his
interviewees highlight the way
television has reflected and
influenced Great Britain as a
whole, challenging authority,
redefining fame, and evolving
the concept of democracy.
See Viewing Guide (AD) (HD)
9.00 FILM Quantum of Solace
(12, 2008) James Bond sets out
on a mission of vengeance as
he pursues the secret criminal
organisation Quantum. His
search leads him to the head of
an ecological corporation, who
is plotting to orchestrate a coup
in a Latin American country
to get his hands on a precious
natural resource. Spy thriller
sequel starring Daniel Craig,
Olga Kurylenko, Judi Dench,
Gemma Arterton and Mathieu
Amalric (AD) (HD)
11.00 FILM Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
(15, 2010) The story of the
influential punk singer Ian Dury,
focusing on the impact his rise
to fame and volatile personality
had on his relationship with his
son. Starring Andy Serkis, Bill
Milner and Naomie Harris (HD)
11.05 ITV News
12.50am-2.20 FILM The Deep
(12, 2012) A trawler crewman swims
to shore after his vessel capsizes,
but is tormented by survivors’ guilt.
Fact-based drama starring Olafur
Darri Olafsson and Johann G
Johannsson. See Film Choice (HD)
12.25am Jackpot247 3.00 Who’s
Doing the Dishes? The chef Antony
Worrall Thompson hosts a dinner
party for four guests, who will win a
cash prize if they can guess his
identity from cryptic culinary clues (r)
(HD) 3.50 ITV Nightscreen (HD)
11.25 Rebound Sean Fletcher hosts
the quickfire quiz that tests the
general knowledge of six
contestants, who go head to
head in a bid to walk away with
a big cash prize (r) (HD)
9.00 Big Brother Daily round-up of
highlights, featuring the latest
tasks, games, arguments,
laughs, diary room visits and
bedroom chit-chat. Narrated
by Marcus Bentley (AD) (HD)
10.05 Moments That Rocked Talent
Shows A journey through the
instances that rocked the genre
and the fall-out that followed.
Including the moment Will
Young triumphed over Gareth
Gates on Pop Idol and the
discovery of Cheryl Tweedy
via Pop Stars: The Rivals.
Plus, Susan Boyle sings
I Dreamed a Dream on Britain’s
Got Talent (1/3) (r) (HD)
10.25 FILM Last Vegas (12, 2013)
A sixtysomething confirmed
bachelor decides to settle down
with his much younger
girlfriend. He and three friends
decide to mark the occasion by
reliving their wild youth with a
trip to Las Vegas — but they find
that both the city and each
other have changed since their
glory days. Comedy with
Michael Douglas, Robert De
Niro, Morgan Freeman and
Kevin Kline (AD) (HD)
11.30 Lip Sync Battle UK: Rufus
Hound v Jorgie Porter (3/6) (r)
(HD); followed by Access
12.30am Ramsay’s Hotel Hell. In
Longview, Washington (r) (AD) (HD)
1.15 Hollyoaks (AD,SL) (HD) 3.15 Ackley
Bridge (r) (AD,SL) (HD) 4.10 Location,
Location, Location (r) (HD) 5.05
Kirstie’s Fill Your House for Free (r)
(HD) 5.15 Fifteen to One (r) (HD)
12.00 SuperCasino 3.10am FILM
Vampire Academy (12, 2014) Fantasy
starring Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry
(HD) 4.50 Great Artists. Profile of
Leonardo da Vinci (r) (SL) 5.15 Wildlife
SOS (r) (SL) 5.40 Angels of Jarm (r)
(SL) 5.50 Roary (r) (SL)
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Foyle’s War
Saturday 1 | Primetime digital guide
Michael Kitchen and
Honeysuckle Weeks as DCS
Foyle and Samantha Stewart
ITV3, 9pm
FV Freeview FS Freesat
BBC Four
ITV3
More4
Film4
Sky1
Sky Atlantic
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SKY 106, VIRGIN 110
SKY 108
7.00pm Britain and the Sea David
Dimbleby follows the trade
routes of the west coast of
Scotland, sailing down a
waterway designed by
East Lothian engineer John
Rennie and boarding a
Clyde puffer (AD) (R) (S)
8.00 Nature’s Great Events The
migration of elephant herds
in the Kalahari (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 FILM Kon-Tiki (15, 2012)
Drama depicting Thor
Heyerdahl’s Pacific raft
endeavour. Stars Pål Sverre
Hagen. See Film Choice
10.50 Top of the Pops: 1984
From Feb 2, 1984, Queen,
Matthew Wilder, Thomas
Dolby, Fiction Factory (R) (S)
11.25 Top of the Pops: 1984
Includes Thompson Twins,
Style Council, Nena (R) (S)
11.50-1.20am Old Grey Whistle
Test: 70’s Gold Includes
Elton John, David Bowie,
Roxy Music, Steppenwolf
7.00pm Agatha Christie’s Marple
A gathering at the Devon
estate of Miss Marple’s old
school friend Lady Tressilian
leads to murder (R) (S)
9.00 Foyle’s War A crackdown on
an organised crime racket
leads Foyle and Milner to a
shipyard owned by the
Talbot brothers, a duo with
links to a communist
agitator who has recently
moved to the area. Then an
engineer is murdered just
hours after working at the
shipyard. With guest stars
Peter Capaldi and Corin
Redgrave (AD) (R) (S)
11.05-12.05am Law & Order: UK
Part two of two. Sam is
suspended from duty and
decides to spend some time
with his son, while Brooks
and Leyton discover who
was responsible for the train
crash. Drama starring Paul
Nicholls (AD) (R) (S)
7.00pm Great Canal Journeys:
India Part two of two.
Timothy West and Prunella
Scales explore the
Brahmaputra river, where
they follow an old trade
route, meet a community of
monks and take a ride on an
elephant (AD) (R) (S)
8.00 Rivers with Jeremy Paxman
The presenter explores the
Thames from its source in
Gloucestershire to the Kent
and Essex marshes (R) (S)
9.00 It Was Alright in the 1980s
Matt Lucas narrates another
look back at television
shows from past decades,
revisiting the time of
revolution on the small
screen in the 1980s (R) (S)
10.05 It Was Alright in the 1990s
A look back at the decade’s
television shows (R) (S)
11.10-12.15am 8 Out of 10 Cats Does
Countdown With Victoria
Coren Mitchell (R) (S)
5.10pm FILM The Rewrite (12,
2014) Romantic comedy
starring Hugh Grant as a
washed-up Hollywood
screenwriter taking a job at
a small university. Marisa
Tomei co-stars (S)
7.20 FILM Chronicle (12, 2012)
Three teenagers develop
superhuman abilities, but
one of them is corrupted by
his power. Sci-fi thriller with
Dane DeHaan (AD) (S)
9.00 FILM Bad Neighbours (15,
2014) A suburban couple
enter into a vicious game of
one-upmanship with the
raucous student household
living next door. Comedy
starring Seth Rogen, Zac
Efron and Rose Byrne (S)
10.50-12.55am FILM
Extraterrestrial (15, 2014)
Sci-fi horror about college
friends on a camping trip,
who become the prey of an
alien. Stars Brittany Allen (S)
7.00pm Rugby’s Funniest
Moments The sport’s most
amusing events (AD) (R) (S)
8.00 Duck Quacks Don’t Echo
With Jonathan Ross,
Dara O Briain and Alex
Jones (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 A League of Their Own: US
Road Trip 2.0 Jamie, Jack
and Andrew race one
another across New York
City (AD) (R) (S)
10.00 Karl Pilkington: The
Moaning of Life Karl
Pilkington answers life
questions, beginning with
the relevance of marriage
today (AD) (R) (S)
11.00 The Simpsons Principal
Skinner introduces a unique
incentive to make pupils
behave (R) (S)
11.30 The Simpsons (R) (S)
12.00-1.00am NCIS: Los Angeles
North Korean spy Jennifer
Kim makes a startling
admission (R) (S)
7.00pm Without a Trace
The team searches for a
missing schoolteacher and
uncovers contradictory
information about his
background — including
evidence he might have
been selling drugs (R) (S)
8.00 Without a Trace
Jack and the team search
for a boxer (R) (S)
9.00 Game of Thrones As the
Starks prepare to fight,
Davos loses something dear,
while Ramsay plays a game
and Daenerys faces a choice
(9/10) (AD) (R) (S)
10.10 Game of Thrones
Winter finally arrives
(10/10) (AD) (R) (S)
11.20 Last Week Tonight with
John Oliver A look at news
and pop culture (R) (S)
12.05am-1.15 Real Time with Bill
Maher The comic invites
guests to discuss the
week’s events (R)
Drama
ITV2
ITV4
E4
5STAR
5USA
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FV 24, FS 117, SKY 120, VIRGIN 118
FV 28, FS 122, SKY 136, VIRGIN 144
FV 30, FS 131, SKY 176, VIRGIN 151
FV 21, FS 129, SKY 174, VIRGIN 153
FV 20, FS 158, SKY 158, VIRGIN 128
6.50pm FILM The Wedding
Planner (PG, 2001) Romantic
comedy with Jennifer Lopez and
Matthew McConaughey
9.00 Love Island: The Weekly Hot
List Companion show offering
viewers a recap of the past five
days on the island
10.00 Celebrity Juice With Gino
D’Acampo, Jimmy Carr, Caroline
Flack and Joey Essex
10.50 Family Guy
11.20 Family Guy
11.45-12.20am Family Guy
7.00pm Tour de France Highlights
Action from stage one, shown live
earlier from 2pm
8.00 The Big Fish Off Bobby
Zamora and Paul Smith Jr go
fishing in the Amazon
9.00 FILM Eraser (15, 1996)
A secret agent has to fight to clear
his name when he is framed for
murder. Action thriller starring
Arnold Schwarzenegger
11.20-1.35am FILM Total Recall
(15, 1990) Mars-set sci-fi thriller
starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
7.00pm The Big Bang Theory
Sheldon develops a scientific
procedure for making friends
7.30 The Big Bang Theory Sheldon
lends Penny money to pay her rent
8.00 FILM Thor (12, 2011)
Fantasy adventure starring Chris
Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom
Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins
10.15 The Inbetweeners
10.50 The Inbetweeners
11.20-12.25am Gogglebox The
households’ opinions on more
television from May 2017
6.50pm FILM Left Behind (15,
2014) An airline pilot struggles to
save the passengers on his flight
when people start disappearing
across the world. Fantasy
adventure starring Nicolas Cage
and Lea Thompson
9.00 FILM Homefront (15, 2013)
Crime thriller starring Jason
Statham, James Franco, Winona
Ryder and Kate Bosworth
11.05-12.05am FILM Resident Evil:
Retribution (15, 2012) Sci-fi thriller
sequel starring Milla Jovovich
7.00pm NCIS A Marine’s teeth and
fingertips are found in a
pickpocket’s stolen purse
8.00 NCIS: Los Angeles The
agents investigate a shoot-out
9.00 NCIS: New Orleans LaSalle’s
family life seriously affects his work
10.00 NCIS: New Orleans The
Baitfish murders LaSalle’s girlfriend
11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit A man’s trial for rape ends
abruptly when his accuser dies
12.00-1.00am Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit
7.00pm Hetty Wainthropp
Investigates Geoffrey joins a gym
8.00 Miss Fisher’s Murder
Mysteries Phyrne teaches girls
how to be ladylike
9.00 Taggart The detective
investigates a failed rape attempt
by a masked attacker known
as the Bowman
11.55-2.05am Waking the Dead
The team investigates the death of
a medical student who was
suspected of having links to
terrorist organisations
Yesterday
Spike
Dave
PBS America
Sky Arts
Sky Living
FV 19, FS 159, SKY 537, VIRGIN 245
FV 31, FS 141, SKY 160
FV 12, SKY 111, VIRGIN 127
FSAT 156, SKY 534, VIRGIN 276
SKY 121, VIRGIN 122
SKY 107, VIRGIN 112
7.00pm Forbidden History Jamie
Theakston investigates Bulgarian
government assassins
8.00 Disco at the BBC Archive
performances of disco classics by
acts including Rose Royce, Labelle,
Gladys Knight and Village People
9.20 Sounds of the Sixties With
Sandie Shaw and Dusty Springfield
9.50 Sounds of the Seventies
Featuring the Eagles, Eric Clapton
and Dire Straits
10.15 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
11.20-12.25am Medieval Dead
7.00pm Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away The enforcement agents
deal with rent evaders living in
potentially deadly conditions
8.00 Riots & Robbers: Caught on
Camera How technological
advances are helping to bring
criminals to justice
9.00 Police Interceptors Tim and
Tom team up with Merseyside
police to raid a house in Liverpool
10.00 Spike Fight Night
12.00-1.00am Transporter:
The Series Action drama
7.00pm Top Gear
Jeremy Clarkson gets to grips
with a Peel P50, the smallest car
to go into production
8.00 Dynamo: Magician
Impossible The magician gets
caught up in Hurricane Sandy
9.00 FILM Lethal Weapon 3 (15,
1992) Action thriller sequel with
Mel Gibson and Danny Glover
11.20-12.20am Dave Gorman:
Modern Life Is Goodish
The comedian reflects on the role
of family in modern life
6.40pm Air Warriors The story
behind the F-15 Eagle
7.45 Air Warriors A look at the
AH-64 Apache, a twin-engined
attack helicopter
8.50 Air Warriors The V-22 Osprey
9.55 Air Warriors Series examining
the United States Air Force’s most
successful planes, with this edition
focusing on support fighter the
A-10 Thunderbolt II
11.00-12.05am Air Warriors The
Prowler and Growler electronic
warfare aircraft
7.00pm Genesis: When in Rome
The rock band perform at Rome’s
Circo Massimo during their Turn It
On Again concert tour of Europe
and North America in 2007
9.00 Isle of Wight Festival 2017
Further highlights of the event
where David Guetta, Arcade Fire
and Rod Stewart were headliners
10.00 The US v John Lennon The
musician’s relationship with the US
government. See Viewing Guide
12.00-1.00am Brian Johnson’s A
Life on the Road With Robert Plant
7.00pm Cold Case Rush reopens a
case from the 1960s
8.00 Cold Case A mill worker’s
death is reinvestigated
9.00 Criminal Minds A new agent
faces a baptism of fire as the hunt
for the escaped killers begins
10.00 Criminal Minds The agents
search for two abducted children
11.00 Criminal Minds Investigating
the disappearance of three women
12.00-1.00am Bones The team
struggles to come to terms with
Hodgins’ tragic injury
W
Fox
Discovery
Nat Geographic
Comedy Central
Gold
SKY 124, VIRGIN 157
SKY 520, VIRGIN 250, BT 316
SKY 526, VIRGIN 266, BT 327
SKY 112, VIRGIN 132, BT 307
SKY 110, VIRGIN 124, BT 310
SKY 109, VIRGIN 125, BT 311
7.00pm The Mentalist The owner
of a dating website is murdered
8.00 The Mentalist Jane deals
with two failed robberies
9.00 American Dad!
9.30 American Dad!
10.00 American Dad!
10.30 Family Guy
12.00-12.30am American Dad!
7.00pm Ice Pilots
8.00 Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer
and Edd China look back over the
last eight cars they transformed
9.00 Two Weeks in Hell The
gruelling selection process of US
Special Forces troops
11.00 Street Outlaws
12.00-1.00am Street Outlaws
7.00pm Macan and the Eagle
Documentary
8.00 Secret History of UFOs
Reported sightings of unidentified
flying objects across America
10.00 UFOs: The Untold Stories
11.00 UFOs: The Untold Stories
12.00-1.30am From the Ashes The
legacy of America’s coal industry
7.00pm Friends
7.30 Friends
8.00 Impractical Jokers
8.30 Impractical Jokers
9.00 Live at the Apollo
10.00 Your Face or Mine
10.30 Bad Robots
11.00-1.00am FILM The House
Bunny (12, 2008) Comedy
6.45pm Only Fools and Horses
7.25 Only Fools and Horses
9.00 Mrs Brown’s Boys Agnes falls
under a hypnotist’s spell
9.40 Mrs Brown’s Boys Cathy
tries to impress her boyfriend
10.20 Mrs Brown’s Boys
11.00 The Young Ones
11.35-12.30am The Young Ones
6.40pm My Family
7.20 My Family
8.00 One Born Every Minute
9.00 FILM The Pelican Brief (12,
1993) Legal thriller starring Julia
Roberts, Denzel Washington,
Stanley Tucci and Sam Shepard
11.55-12.50am Criminal Minds:
Beyond Borders Crime drama
Sky Premiere
Sky Brits
Sky Family
Sky Action
Sky Select
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SKY 304, VIRGIN 434, BT 508
SKY 306, VIRGIN 436, BT 505
SKY 307, VIRGIN 437, BT 502
SKY 312, VIRGIN 442, BT 510
5.55pm Bridget Jones’s Baby (15,
2016) After a pair of one-night
stands, the now single Bridget
Jones winds up pregnant. Comedy
sequel starring Renée Zellweger
8.00 Morgan (15, 2016) Sci-fi
thriller starring Kate Mara, Anya
Taylor-Joy and Rose Leslie
9.40 The Purge: Election Year (15,
2016) Action horror with Frank
Grillo and Mykelti Williamson
11.35-1.25am Life On The Line (15,
2015) Action thriller starring John
Travolta and Kate Bosworth
6.40pm Zulu (PG, 1964)
Fact-based historical drama
starring Michael Caine
9.00 Master and Commander: The
Far Side of the World (12, 2003) A
British naval captain faces a battle
of wits with a French rival during
the Napoleonic wars. Drama based
on Patrick O’Brian’s novels starring
Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany
11.25-2.25am Braveheart (15, 1995)
Oscar-winning historical epic
directed by and starring Mel
Gibson. With Sophie Marceau
6.30pm Candy Planet (U, 2016)
Animated adventure
8.00 Dragonball Z: Battle of Gods
(12, 2013) A team of super-powered
warriors unites to protect Earth
from the return of an ancient god.
Animated fantasy adventure, with
the voice of Sean Schemmel
9.50 The Simpsons Movie (PG,
2007) Animated comedy with the
voice of Dan Castellaneta
11.25-1.20am Nutty Professor II:
The Klumps (12, 2000) Comedy
sequel starring Eddie Murphy
5.10pm Pirates of the Caribbean:
At World’s End (12, 2007) The
swashbuckling rogues join forces
with old foe Barbossa to rescue
Captain Jack Sparrow from the
land of the dead. Fantasy sequel
starring Johnny Depp
8.00 Suicide Squad (15, 2016)
A ragtag team of villains are
strong-armed into doing good by a
government agent. Fantasy
adventure starring Will Smith
10.10-12.20am Batman (15, 1989)
Adventure with Michael Keaton
5.00pm The Thin Red Line (15,
1998) Terrence Malick’s Second
World War drama with Sean Penn,
Ben Chaplin and Woody Harrelson
8.00 The Hunt for Red October
(PG, 1990) A Soviet submarine
commander alarms both the
American and Russian
governments as he pilots his vessel
toward the US. Cold War thriller
starring Sean Connery
10.20-12.30am Platoon (15, 1986)
Vietnam War drama starring
Charlie Sheen and Willem Dafoe
Julia Roberts stars in the legal
thriller The Pelican Brief, with
Denzel Washington (W, 9pm)
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Saturday 1
Sports guide
Live Rugby Union
Sky Sports 1, 7.30am
Radio 1
Warren Gatland has rung the
changes for the Lions’ second
Test against the All Blacks.
Owen Farrell has moved to
centre, with Johnny Sexton
coming in at fly half. Maro
Itoje, pictured, and the
captain Sam Warburton also
come in. With the Lions 1-0
down in the series, today’s
match in Wellington is an
all-or-nothing affair. Can
the Lions take the series to
Eden Park? Chris Bennion
FM: 96.7-99.8 MHz
6.00am Yasser 10.00 Matt
Edmondson 1.00pm Alice
Levine 4.00 Danny Howard
7.00 DJ Target 10.00 Charlie
Sloth 1.00am Seani B
4.00 Diplo and Friends
Radio 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
Sky Sports 1
Sky Sports 4
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7.30am LIVE British and Irish
Lions Tour: New Zealand v
British & Irish Lions (Kick-off
8.35) The second Test
11.15 Uefa European Under21s Championship Football
11.45 Football Gold
12.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
1.00pm British and Irish Lions
Tour The second Test
2.00 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
3.00 Uefa European Under21s Championship Football
3.30 British and Irish Lions
Tour The second Test
4.30 Football Gold
4.40 Betfred Super League
Highlights
4.55 LIVE Betfred Super
League: Catalans Dragons v
Leigh Centurions
(Kick-off 5.00)
7.00 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
7.30 LIVE Fight Night: Frank
Buglioni v Ricky Summers
11.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
12.00-2.00am LIVE MLS:
Sporting Kansas City v
Portland Timbers
(Kick-off 12.00)
12.30pm-5.30 LIVE European
Tour Golf: The HNA Open de
France The third day’s play
6.00-11.00 LIVE PGA Tour
Golf: The Quicken Loans
National The third round
Sky Sports 2
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Sky Sports 5
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12.30pm-2.35 LIVE Chinese
Super League: Jiangsu
Suning v Shanghai SIPG
6.45-9.30 LIVE Greyhound
Racing The Greyhound Derby
final at Towcester Racecourse
BT Sport 1
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7.00am-8.00 LIVE World
Rally Championship
Coverage of Rally Poland
10.00 LIVE AFL: GWS Giants v
Geelong (Bounce-up 10.25)
1.00pm-8.00 LIVE Rowing:
Henley Royal Regatta
2.00am-5.00 LIVE CFL:
Saskatchewan Roughriders v
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
BT Sport 2
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9.00am Cricket’s Greatest
9.30 Cricket’s Greatest
10.00 Sky Sports Cricket Gold
10.30 LIVE Royal London
One-Day Cup Cricket:
Nottinghamshire Outlaws v
Surrey Coverage of the final
7.00pm British and Irish
Lions Tour
8.00 Cricket Classics
9.00 Royal London One-Day
Cup Cricket
10.00 British and Irish Lions
Tour The second Test
11.00 Betfred Super
League Highlights
11.15 Super League Gold
12.00-1.00am Royal London
One-Day Cup Cricket
Sky Sports 3
SKY 403 VIRGIN 513
2.00pm-4.00 LIVE Super
Rugby: Cheetahs v Stormers
(Kick-off 2.05)
4.10 LIVE Super Rugby: Lions
v Sunwolves (Kick-off 4.15)
6.00-9.00 LIVE GAA
Coverage of either a football
or hurling match
Radio guide
8.00am LIVE MotoGP The
third free practice session of
the Grand Prix of Germany
11.00-3.15pm LIVE MotoGP
The qualifying session for the
Grand Prix of Germany
6.30-9.45 LIVE FIM
Speedway World Cup Round
one at King’s Lynn
12.00-3.00am LIVE MLB
Coverage of a Major League
Baseball contest
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The composer Anna Meredith
presents her choice of
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Mighty River, by Errollyn
Wallen, who is one of the
composers taking part in the
PRS New Music Biennial
alongside Anna this year
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Katie Derham looks at
Arabic traditions
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Gendre presents a drum and
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Pietsch introduces a recording
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Heidi Stober in the title role
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cultural quarter, as part of the
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At Home with Colin Murray
Radio 5 Live, 11am
Episode eight in the series, and
so Colin Murray is talking to a
sportsman of that number:
Ian Wright, pictured, the
former England footballer and
Arsenal’s greatest number
eight. Murray describes Wright
as a fighter and a chatterer.
“Talking’s never been a problem
for Ian Wright . . . or for me.” There are those who will adore
Murray’s famously verbose presenting style, but others might
well find it grating. Particularly that habit — heard so often on
American radio — in which the presenter or reporter gives a
blow-by-blow account of everything they are doing to the
listener. Here, for instance, we learn that Murray feels nervous
about meeting him. “I have a gut feeling that we’re either going
to really connect or completely misfire.” Not a piece of
knowledge that adds much value to the programme. Still,
Wright is lovely. Catherine Nixey
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is imprisoned and tortured by
the very regime he created
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Year Itch Phil Tinline
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take in the future
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the Big Freeze Bridget Kendall
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It’s always slightly surprising
that Tim Harford isn’t offered
better slots. His brilliant Radio
4 series, More or Less, has
pretty much single-handedly
transformed the way that
people think about statistics
in media. His 50 Things
that . . . series is, if anything,
even more interesting. This
evening’s is on the advent of
the department store and its
American pioneer, Mr Harry
Selfridge. Apparently, for all
the glitz and the glamour
and the plate glass windows,
what really got the punters
in was the loos. CN
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Critic’s choice
George Best: All By Himself
BBC Two, 9pm
Shown in cinemas this year,
Daniel Gordon’s
comprehensive film about the
man who became Britain’s
first celebrity footballer
begins with George Best as a
skinny, Brylcreemed 15-yearold leaving Belfast for a trial at
Manchester United. It includes
some top Best moments apart
from the sensational footwork
and goals: his advertisements
for an “egg for breakfast” and
for the manly Fore aftershave;
his stunning modernist house
built in Manchester with a redtiled sunken bath; and the
riots of autograph hunters
surrounding him as he tries to
get into his car. With his
Beatles haircut, Best enjoyed
similar fame to the Fab Four.
Gordon reveals how Best’s
fame had percolated to the
farthest corners of
consciousness, beyond
football to stardom. That was
his curse and his blessing. All
this celebrity for a man barely
out of his teens took a terrible
toll, and much of the film is
taken up with Best’s alcohol
years — 30 of them, until his
death aged 59 in 2005. His
agent looks a little ashamed
as he talks about them selling
Best’s hospital “deathbed”
pictures to the press. There
are interviews with wives and
girlfriends, including his exwife, Angie, fellow footballers
and commentators. Yet what
really fascinates is the archive
footage of the magnetic field
around Best’s feet, keeping the
ball miraculously glued to him,
even as a toddler. Compared
with modern footballers, he
seems a skinny slip of a man,
but when angry “he was like
a T. rex with haemorrhoids”,
unstoppable in his zigzag runs
on goal. “I was born with
something and I didn’t have
to work very hard at it,” said
the man himself. Kate Muir
Further recommendations
It is the Fifa Confederations Cup final tonight — Portugal or Chile
will take on Germany or Mexico in St Petersburg (ITV, 6.30pm)
Our Wimbledon
Dunkirk
Poldark
Man Loves Pig
BBC One, 5.20pm
Channel 4, 8pm
BBC One, 9pm
BBC Four, 10pm
The BBC has been covering
Wimbledon for 90 years, and
before its coverage begins
tomorrow (BBC Two, 11.30am),
Sue Barker sets off on a global
journey to find out what makes
it the most popular tennis
tournament in the world. On
her travels Barker meets a
parade of former champions,
including Bjorn Borg, John
McEnroe, Billie Jean King,
Roger Federer and Martina
Navratilova, as well as the
defending men’s champion,
Andy Murray. All share their
experiences of competing on
the grass at SW19, revealing
how winning Wimbledon
changed their careers. Joe Clay
The rescue of more than
300,000 British and French
forces from the beaches of
Dunkirk in the summer of 1940,
described by Winston Churchill
as “a miracle of deliverance”,
enabled Britain to continue the
war against Germany. However,
behind this miracle there is
another story. Soldiers and
mariners, angry that they had
been left undefended against a
bombardment from the
Luftwaffe, blamed the RAF. This
documentary uses MoD files to
reveal yet another angle — far
from being absent, the RAF
was suffering losses supporting
the evacuation. On the verge of
collapse, enter the Spitfire. JC
Noble Cap’n Ross (Aidan
Turner) is finding it hard to
stick to his promise to steer
clear of George Warleggan. His
nemesis has been hoarding
grain after a failed harvest, and
the worst winter for 30 years
means that starving folk have
been stealing corn. Those who
aren’t shot are dealt with by
George in the courts. “A man
for whom workers are chaff
and profit is God,” sneers Ross.
A confrontation is inevitable.
However, a new arrival in the
household brings a smile to
Ross’s face, but while people
starve and Dwight remains
a prisoner in France, our
brooding hero cannot settle. JC
Angus Macqueen’s thoughtprovoking film explores our
relationship with the pig.
Divided into eight chapters,
with headings such as Home,
School and Death, it is at times
deep and meditative, but also
brilliantly bonkers, with
segments narrated by a
saddleback pig called Dorothy.
The opening sequence features
a pig being slaughtered in
China — an early warning that
this is no film for vegetarians.
The action jumps from cute
piglets frolicking on the farm
to bacon sizzling in a pan.
Pigs, we discover, are clean,
fiercely intelligent animals —
but also delicious. JC
Catch
up
The Art of Japanese Life
BBC iPlayer, episode one
expires on July 12
The ever-so-soothing James
Fox, pictured, presents this
three-part exploration of
Japanese culture, starting
with a look at the
country’s relationship
with nature. As well
as a glance towards
bonsai, Zen
Buddhism and
rock gardens, Fox
examines the work
of two Japanese
masters, the ink-
brush artist Sesshu Toyo and
the ukiyo-e painter Katsushika
Hokusai. Fox’s take on The
Great Wave off Kanagawa, for
example, will make you look at
the work with fresh eyes. In
episode two Fox explores how
art and culture has shaped life
in the cities, from the elegance
of Kyoto to the sensuality of
Edo (which would become
modern-day Tokyo). In
the final part he looks at
the clean minimalism of
the Japanese home.
The sequences
showing traditional
carpenters at
work could be
prescribed for
high blood
pressure.
Chris Bennion
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Films of the day
Legends of the Fall (15, 1994)
Sony Movie Channel, 4.10pm
A sweeping romantic melodrama, this Montana saga, based on
Jim Harrison’s 1979 novella of the same name, gave Brad Pitt a
role to showcase his movie-star credentials, as well as his baby
blue eyes and golden locks. Pitt plays one of three brothers
(Aidan Quinn and Henry Thomas play the others) who finds
himself at odds with his own flesh and blood over a woman
(Julia Ormond). Anthony Hopkins is the father who raised the
boys alone after his wife left. It may take place in a man’s world,
but this is a women’s picture, in the vein of the overwrought
family epics of the 1950s. (133min) Wendy Ide
Trance (15, 2013)
Channel 4, 11.10pm
The post-Olympic goodwill that
garlanded Danny Boyle with
national hero status might have
clouded judgment on his first
film release after his glorious
opening ceremony. This twisty,
neon-drenched psychological
thriller is great fun, but there are so
many plot holes and contrivances that the film turns into one
giant, exhausting leap of faith for the audience. James McAvoy
stars as Simon, an auctioneer who teams up with a gang to steal a
painting, but then forgets where he stashed it after sustaining a
head injury. He visits hypnotherapist Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson,
pictured, excellent), who agrees to help to reunite him with his
memory. Yet in this sea of red herrings, nobody is quite who they
appear to be. (101min) WI
Burke & Hare (15, 2010)
BBC Two, 11.35pm
The notorious 19th-century Edinburgh grave robbers turned
murderers Burke and Hare are rebranded here as a couple of
twinkly, loveable Irish rogues. The problem is not, however, that
the movie is distasteful in its celebration of stone-cold killers who
preyed on the weak. If anything, it’s not distasteful enough. What
could have been a Grand Guignol orgy of slaughter is a tame tale
of amiable crooks, with more emphasis on pratfalls than axe blows.
Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis play the killers, both sporting
sideburns the size of marmosets; their respective love interests
are Isla Fisher and Jessica Hynes. John Landis directs. (90min) WI
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arranges a harsh punishment
for them. Ross is not convinced
by news that the British officers
are to be set free. See Viewing
Guide (4/9) (AD) (HD)
9.00 George Best: All By Himself
The story of the reserved young
football prodigy from Belfast
who became a global superstar
with Manchester United, but
whose career was cut short by
his battle with alcohol. See
Viewing Guide (AD) (HD)
10.00 BBC News (HD)
9.30 The Loch Annie’s loyalty to
Leighton is shaken when she
realises his alibi is a lie. Craig
Petrie becomes a suspect, but
he quickly turns the tables on
the police under questioning
(4/6) (AD) (HD)
10.20 BBC Regional News; Weather
10.30 Miranda Hart: My What
I Call Live Show A filmed
performance of stand-up
comedy, sketches, songs and
dance, from the comedian’ss
nationwide tour (r) (HD)
11.30 The Week the Landlords
Moved In A series challenging
some of Britain’s most
successful landlords to spend
opening week living in
an eye-o
one of their own rental
properties (1/3) (r) (AD) (HD)
12.30am Weather for the Week Ahead
(HD) 12.35 BBC News (HD)
10.30 Mock the Week With Angela
Barnes, Ed Byrne, Milton Jones,
Nish Kumar and Romesh
Ranganathann (r) (HD)
11.05 White Gold Vincent finds
himself kicked out of his
family home (5/6) (r) (AD) (HD)
10.30 ITV News
10.50 Lethal Weapon As Riggs’
attachment to Karen Palmer
deepens, so do his impulsive
actions — a cause of further
concern for Captain Avery.
Clayne Crawford and Kevin
Rahm star (r) (AD) (HD)
10.15 8 Out of 10 Cats Does
Countdown Jimmy Carr hosts
the words-and-numbers quiz,
as Jon Richardson and David
O’Doherty take on Johnny
Vegas and Jamie Laing (r) (HD)
11.35 FILM Burke & Hare (15, 2010)
Comedy horror with Simon
Pegg, Andy Serkis and Tom
Wilkinson. See Film Choice (HD)
11.45 Take Me Out Four men try
to impress 30 single women
and win a date (r) (HD)
11.10 FILM Trance (15, 2013)
A hypnotist helps an amnesiac
art dealer remember where he
hid a painting stolen from his
own auction house. Crime
thriller starring James McAvoy.
See Film Choice (AD) (HD)
1.00am Sign Zone: Question Time.
Topical debate from Hastings, East
Sussex, chaired by David Dimbleby (r)
(SL) 2.00-3.00 Holby City. Jac buries
herself in work, determined to save
the life of a patient, while Sacha is
forced to confront his faith (r) (AD,SL)
12.40am Jackpot247 3.00 Motorsport
UK. Richard John Neil presents action
from Oulton Park, featuring the
Ginetta Juniors and the Renault Clio
Cup (HD) 3.50 ITV Nightscreen (HD)
5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests
air their differences (r) (SL) (HD)
1.00am Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
USA. In Los Angeles (r) 1.50 The Last
Leg (r) (HD) 2.45 KOTV Boxing Weekly
3.15 Gillette World Sport 3.40 Mobil 1
The Grid (r) 4.10 Selling Houses with
Amanda Lamb (HD) 5.05 Location,
Location, Location (r) (HD)
8.55 5 News Weekend (HD)
10.05 OMG The story of a woman
who has made several extreme
changes to her body, including
amputating a finger. Plus, a
man who has had 85 body
piercings and is now preparing
to experiment with
scarification (2/6) (HD)
11.05 FILM The Vow (12, 2012)
A woman wakes up after a car
crash with no memory of her
husband, who tries to get her
to fall in love with him again.
Romantic drama starring
Rachel McAdams and
Channing Tatum (AD) (HD)
1.05am SuperCasino 3.10 The Hotel
Inspector. The Grant Arms Hotel in
Ramsbottom, Manchester (r) (HD)
4.00 Britain’s Greatest Bridges (r)
(SL) (HD) 4.50 Great Artists (r) (SL)
5.15 Wildlife SOS (r) (SL) 5.40 Angels
of Jarm (r) (SL) 5.50 Roary (r) (SL)
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Point Break
Sunday 2 | Primetime digital guide
Kathryn Bigelow’s cult 1991
thriller about a gang of Los
Angeles bank robbers
Spike, 9pm
FV Freeview FS Freesat
BBC Four
ITV3
More4
Film4
Sky1
Sky Atlantic
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SKY 106, VIRGIN 110
SKY 108
7.00pm Handmade in Japan:
Samurai Sword Triple-bill
repeat of the recent series
about traditional Japanese
craftspeople, beginning with
Shiro Kunimitsu and his
family as they craft a katana
of exceptional sharpness
and durability (AD) (R) (S)
7.30 Handmade in Japan: The
Kimono The production of
the garment (AD) (R) (S)
8.00 Handmade in Japan:
Pottery The work of a family
of potters (AD) (R) (S)
8.30 Schönbrunn Summer Night
Concert from Vienna The
Vienna Philharmonic from
the gardens of Schoenbrunn
Palace, conducted by
Christoph Eschenbach (S)
10.00 Oink: Man Loves Pig
— Storyville Humans’
relationship with pigs.
See Viewing Guide (S)
11.20-12.35am Climate Change by
Numbers (AD) (R) (S)
6.00pm Agatha Christie’s Marple
The sleuth teams up with a
friend and a socialite to
solve the riddle of a dying
man’s last words. Julia
McKenzie stars with Sean
Biggerstaff, Rafe Spall and
Rik Mayall (AD) (R) (S)
8.00 The Booze Cruise Five men
set off on a shopping trip to
a French hypermarket, and
the wives back home take
full advantage of their
husbands’ absence. One-off
comedy drama starring
Martin Clunes (R) (S)
10.05 Law & Order: UK An elderly
woman is found dead in her
flat and her live-in carer is
arrested. However, she
blames the victim’s
grand-daughter, claiming
she had been starving her
grandmother (AD) (R) (S)
11.05-12.05am Law & Order: UK
A gay man is found brutally
murdered (AD) (R) (S)
6.55pm Come Dine with Me
The fourth dinner party
in east Kent (R) (S)
7.30 Come Dine with Me
The final dinner party
in east Kent (R) (S)
8.00 The Secret Life of the Zoo
Florence and Nadine, two of
Chester’s Grevy’s zebras, are
about to give birth, but
other animals are struggling
to produce offspring,
including Iblis the Asiatic
lion (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 Father Ted A singer takes
over Ted’s house (AD) (R) (S)
9.35 Father Ted The priest tries
to give up cigarettes for
Lent (AD) (R) (S)
10.05 Parenting for Idiots The
importance of rules when
raising children. Last in the
series (AD) (R) (S)
11.05-12.10am Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA A failing
health-food restaurant in
Hollywood (R) (S)
5.10pm FILM Evolution (PG, 2001)
Sci-fi comedy starring David
Duchovny, Orlando Jones
and Julianne Moore (S)
7.20 FILM Airplane! (15, 1980)
A traumatised war veteran
must face his fear and land
an airliner when the crew
are incapacitated by food
poisoning. Spoof disaster
movie, starring Robert Hays,
Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack
and Lloyd Bridges (S)
9.00 FILM The Monuments Men
(12, 2014) A platoon of
soldiers recovers stolen art
treasures from the Nazis
during the Second World
War. Fact-based drama
directed by and starring
George Clooney. With Matt
Damon, Bill Murray and
Cate Blanchett (AD) (S)
11.20-1.10am FILM Monsters (12,
2010) Sci-fi drama starring
Whitney Able and Scoot
McNairy (AD) (S)
7.00pm The Simpsons Bart is sent
to France on a student
exchange (R) (S)
7.30 The Simpsons Krusty the
Clown is arrested (R) (S)
8.00 A League of Their Own: US
Road Trip 2.0 Jamie, Jack
and Andrew race across
New York City (4/7)
9.00 Mount Pleasant In a one-off
final visit to the cul-de-sac, a
job offer presents Lisa with
a life-changing dilemma in
which she may have to
leave friends and family
behind (R) (S)
10.30 Football’s Funniest
Moments Comical incidents
from the Premier League (R)
11.00 A League of Their Own:
Unseen Out-takes and
unseen footage from
series 10 (AD) (R) (S)
12.00-1.00am A League of Their
Own With guests Andy
Carroll, David Walliams and
Melanie C (AD) (R) (S)
7.00pm Blue Bloods While
investigating a gang-related
murder, Danny and Baez
learn the accused shooter is
an ex-con who is
romantically linked to his
parole officer (AD) (R) (S)
8.00 Blue Bloods Danny and
Baez feel torn when they
investigate a murder
(AD) (R) (S)
9.00 Riviera Georgina searches
for answers by reviewing
Constantine’s movements
on the day of the explosion.
Meanwhile, Christos’s
hedonistic behaviour spirals
out of control (R)
10.00 Real Time with Bill Maher
The comic invites guests to
discuss the week’s events
11.10 Veep Selina and her team
prepare for the construction
of her library (R) (S)
11.45-12.55am Game of Thrones
Arya makes progress in her
training (AD) (R) (S)
ITV2
ITV4
E4
5STAR
5USA
Drama
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FV 24, FS 117, SKY 120, VIRGIN 118
FV 28, FS 122, SKY 136, VIRGIN 144
FV 30, FS 131, SKY 176, VIRGIN 151
FV 21, FS 129, SKY 174, VIRGIN 153
FV 20, FS 158, SKY 158, VIRGIN 128
6.45pm FILM Step Up 3 (12, 2010)
A student who gave up on a
performing career joins a
struggling street dance team
competing in a high-stakes
tournament. Dance drama sequel
starring Rick Malambri
9.00 Love Island Reality show
10.00 Love Island: Aftersun
Companion programme to the
reality dating show
11.00 Family Guy
11.30-12.05am Family Guy
Stewie plans a trip to England
7.00pm Tour de France Highlights
From day two, highlights of
Dusseldorf to Liege, shown live
earlier from 11am
8.00 The Chase: Celebrity Special
With Greg Rutherford, Lesley
Joseph and Matthew Wolfenden
9.00-12.45am FILM The Deer
Hunter (18, 1978) The lives of three
steelworkers and their families are
torn apart by the Vietnam War.
Michael Cimino’s drama starring
Robert De Niro, Christopher
Walken and John Savage
7.00pm The Big Bang Theory
Sheldon and Amy host an episode
of Fun with Flags
7.30 The Big Bang Theory
8.00 The Crystal Maze: Celebrity
Special Steve Jones, Scarlett
Moffatt, David Coulthard, Joey
Essex and Jodie Kidd compete
9.00 FILM The Inbetweeners
Movie (15, 2011) Comedy starring
Joe Thomas and Simon Bird
11.00-12.45am FILM Underworld:
Awakening (18, 2012) Action
fantasy starring Kate Beckinsale
7.00pm Blind Date A gentlemanly
soldier and a bubbly finance
director look for love
8.00 On Benefits: UK’s Most Hated
Woman? People living quite
comfortably on benefits
9.00 On Benefits: Desperately
Seeking Stardom A claimant who
hopes to win a part in a movie
10.00 Wentworth Prison
11.00-1.10am FILM The Frozen
Ground (15, 2013) Crime drama
starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack
and Vanessa Hudgens
7.00pm NCIS: New Orleans
The elusive Baitfish murders
LaSalle’s girlfriend
8.00 NCIS: Los Angeles A former
Marine is killed during a drone
strike on a terrorist target
9.00 CSI: NY Mac and the team
catch up with the Taxicab Killer
10.00 CSI: NY Mac gets involved
in a hostage crisis
11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit Crime drama
12.00-1.00am Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit
7.00pm The Mrs Bradley
Mysteries The sleuth investigates
a ritual murder
8.00 Mercy Street President
Lincoln’s visit sets in motion a
diabolical rebel plot, while
Dr Foster uncovers a scheme to
undermine him at the expense of
his patients. Last in the series
9.00 Silent Witness A schoolgirl’s
murder forces Jack to confront
his troubled past
11.10-12.35am Spooks The
American president visits Britain
Yesterday
Spike
Dave
PBS America
Sky Arts
Sky Living
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FV 31, FS 141, SKY 160
FV 12, SKY 111, VIRGIN 127
FSAT 156, SKY 534, VIRGIN 276
SKY 121, VIRGIN 122
SKY 107, VIRGIN 112
7.00pm Sounds of the Sixties With
Sandie Shaw and Dusty Springfield
7.30 Sounds of the Seventies
Featuring Eric Clapton
8.00 Wonders of the Universe
Professor Brian Cox explores the
creation and destruction of matter,
explaining how the origins of
mankind are linked to the life
cycle of the universe’s stars
9.00 Digging the Great Escape
Investigating the 1944 breakout
from a German PoW camp
10.35-12.25am The Sixties
6.50pm FILM Goin’ South (PG,
1978) An outlaw marries to avoid
an angry lynch mob. Comedy
Western starring Jack Nicholson
and Mary Steenburgen
9.00 FILM Point Break (18, 1991)
An undercover FBI agent infiltrates
a Californian surfing gang to
investigate a spate of armed
robberies. Kathryn Bigelow’s
thriller starring Keanu Reeves
and Patrick Swayze
11.25-12.20am Wynonna Earp
Willa’s memory starts returning
7.00pm Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson
and James May are challenged to
create a TV advert for Volkswagen
8.00 Traffic Cops Bedfordshire
police pursue a car thief in Luton
9.00 Have I Got a Bit More Old
News for You Jo Brand hosts an
extended edition, with Josh
Widdicombe and Tim Farron
10.00 Taskmaster Greg Davies
sets tasks for a group of comedians
11.00 Live at the Apollo
With Sean Lock and John Bishop
12.00-1.00am QI XL
6.35pm The Great War
Documentary exploring the impact
of the First World War on America,
telling the story of the conflict
through the voices of nurses,
journalists, aviators and US troops
8.55 The Great War Documentary
exploring how the First World War
changed America
11.20-12.25am The Desert
Generals Part one of two. Tim
Collins re-investigates Britain’s
critical desert campaign during
the Second World War
6.00pm LSO Performances of
pieces by Colin Matthews,
Gershwin and Shostakovich
8.00 Discovering: Abba Leading
music critics reflect on the career
of the Swedish pop band
9.00 Isle of Wight Festival 2017
Further highlights of the event
held at Seaclose Park
10.00 Phil Collins: No Ticket
Required A 1985 performance at
the Reunion Theatre in Dallas
11.55-12.55am Classic Albums
Phil Collins’ album Face Value
7.00pm UK Border Force
Staff at a steakhouse in London’s
West End are interrogated
8.00 UK Border Force
A woman with terminal cancer
tries to gain entry to the UK
9.00 Limitless Brian investigates
the murder of a retired FBI agent
10.00 Limitless Morra’s
representative Sands asks Brian to
steal national secrets
11.00 Criminal Minds The agents
hunt down a serial killer
12.00-1.00am Criminal Minds
W
Fox
Discovery
Nat Geographic
Comedy Central
Gold
SKY 124, VIRGIN 157
SKY 520, VIRGIN 250, BT 316
SKY 526, VIRGIN 266, BT 327
SKY 112, VIRGIN 132, BT 307
SKY 110, VIRGIN 124, BT 310
SKY 109, VIRGIN 125, BT 311
7.00pm NCIS
9.00 Shots Fired
10.00 Baskets Chip’s arrest forces
Christine to disrupt her water
aerobics schedule
10.30 Family Guy
11.00 American Dad!
11.30 Family Guy
12.00-12.30am American Dad!
7.00pm Infected Abroad:
Mosquito Bites
8.00 Strip the Cosmos
A look at the mysteries of Jupiter’s
intense radiation belts
9.00 The Last Alaskans
10.00 Secrets of the Underground
11.00 Devil’s Canyon
12.00-1.00am The Last Alaskans
7.00pm UFO: Alien Invasion
Extraordinary and baffling cases of
unidentified flying objects
8.00 Supercar Megabuild
A drag racing Jaguar
9.00 UFO UK: New Evidence
10.00 Area 51: I Was There
11.00 UFO: Alien Invasion
12.00-1.00am Chasing UFOs
7.00pm FILM Big Momma’s House
2 (PG, 2006) Comedy sequel
starring Martin Lawrence
9.00 FILM You, Me and Dupree
(12, 2006) Comedy starring
Owen Wilson and Matt Dillon
11.10-1.00am The Roast of Justin
Bieber Kevin Hart hosts a comedy
tribute to the singer
6.50pm Only Fools and Horses
7.50 Only Fools and Horses
Rodney wins a holiday in Majorca
9.00 Mrs Brown’s Boys
9.40 Mrs Brown’s Boys
10.20 Mrs Brown’s Boys
11.00 Men Behaving Badly
11.40-12.20am Men Behaving
Badly Sitcom with Martin Clunes
7.00pm The Blue Planet The
effects of tides on marine life
8.00 Educating Yorkshire The
stories of two very similar boys
9.00 Criminal Minds: Beyond
Borders Crime drama
10.00 Luther
11.20-12.20am Louis Theroux:
Gambling in Las Vegas
Sky Premiere
Sky Brits
Sky Family
Sky Action
Sky Select
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SKY 306, VIRGIN 436, BT 505
SKY 307, VIRGIN 437, BT 502
SKY 312, VIRGIN 442, BT 510
6.15pm Morgan (15, 2016)
Sci-fi thriller starring Kate Mara,
Anya Taylor-Joy and Rose Leslie
8.00 The Purge: Election Year (15,
2016) Action horror starring
Frank Grillo, Mykelti Williamson
and Elizabeth Mitchell
10.00 Mr Right (15, 2015) A woman
falls for a hitman on the run from
the crime cartels who employ him.
Action comedy starring Anna
Kendrick and Sam Rockwell
11.45-1.05am Follow (18, 2015)
Horror starring Noah Segan
5.40pm The Remains of the Day
(U, 1993) Period drama starring
Anthony Hopkins, Emma
Thompson and James Fox
8.00 Shadowlands (U, 1993)
Fact-based drama examining the
novelist CS Lewis’s tragic romance
with American poet Joy Gresham.
Directed by Richard Attenborough
and starring Anthony Hopkins,
Debra Winger and John Wood
10.15-12.20am The Silence of the
Lambs (18, 1991) Thriller starring
Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins
6.10pm Goosebumps (PG, 2015)
Fantasy starring Jack Black
8.00 Dragonball Z: Resurrection F
(12, 2015) An evil overlord is
resurrected and plans to take
revenge on the Z-Fighters.
Animated adventure featuring the
voice of Sean Schemmel
9.40 The Great Gilly Hopkins
(PG, 2016) Coming-of-age drama
starring Kathy Bates
11.20-1.10am The Adventures of
Huck Finn (U, 1993) Disney
adventure starring Elijah Wood
6.00pm The Bourne Ultimatum
(12, 2007) The amnesiac assassin
regains his memory, just as a CIA
director sets in motion a plan to kill
him. Spy thriller sequel starring
Matt Damon and Julia Stiles
8.00 Jason Bourne (12, 2016)
The former CIA operative is drawn
out of hiding to uncover more
truths about his past. Action thriller
starring Matt Damon
10.15-1.05am Troy (15, 2004)
Wolfgang Petersen’s adventure
with Brad Pitt and Eric Bana
5.55pm Collateral (15, 2004) A taxi
driver endures the longest night of
his life when his cab is hijacked by
a hitman with a series of contracts
to carry out. Thriller starring Tom
Cruise and Jamie Foxx
8.00 White Men Can’t Jump (15,
1992) Comedy starring Woody
Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie
Perez and Tyra Ferrell
10.00-12.35am Inglourious
Basterds (18, 2009) Second World
War adventure starring Brad Pitt
and Melanie Laurent
Handmade in Japan features the
creation of pots, kimonos and
samurai swords (BBC Four, 7pm)
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Sunday 2
Sports guide
Live ICC Women’s
World Cup Cricket
Sky Sports 2, 10.20am
Radio 1
After a disappointing start,
England got their World Cup
campaign up and running
with a hammering of Pakistan.
Centuries from Nat Sciver,
pictured, and captain Heather
Knight steered England to
their highest ever World Cup
total of 377-7. England won
by 107 runs (DLS method)
after rain curtailed the
match. Today England face
Sri Lanka at Taunton. Joe Clay
Sky Sports 1
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9.00am British and Irish
Lions Tour
10.00 Sky Sports Cricket Gold
10.20 LIVE ICC Women’s
World Cup: England v Sri
Lanka Coverage of the match
6.00pm Premier League
Legends Teddy Sheringham
6.30 British and Irish Lions
Tour The second Test
7.30 Premier League
Legends Three episodes
9.00 British and Irish Lions
Tour The second Test
10.00 Football Gold
10.10-12.15am LIVE MLS:
Philadelphia Union v New
England Revolution The
Eastern Conference clash
Sky Sports 2
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9.00am Cricket Writers
on TV The latest issues
10.00 LIVE ICC Women’s
World Cup: India v Pakistan
6.00pm Cricket’s Greatest
7.00 Fight Night
11.00 Cricket Classics
12.00-1.00am ICC Women’s
World Cup
Sky Sports 3
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9.00am Fight Night
1.00pm Sporting Heroes:
Gary Newbon Interviews
Garfield Sobers
1.55 LIVE One-Day
International Cricket:
West Indies v India
10.00 Sporting Triumphs
10.30 NFL: America’s Game
11.30 Super League Gold
12.00-1.00am Time of Our
Lives The 1964 Olympics
Sky Sports 4
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12.30pm-5.30 LIVE European
Tour Golf: The HNA Open de
France The fourth day
6.00-11.30 LIVE PGA Tour
Golf: The Quicken Loans
National The final round
Sky Sports 5
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12.30pm-2.35 LIVE Chinese
Super League: Tianjin
Quanjian v Guangzhou
Evergrande (Kick-off 12.35)
Radio guide
FM: 96.7-99.8 MHz
6.00am Yasser 10.00 Matt
Edmondson 1.00pm Alice
Levine 4.00 Cel Spellman
6.00 Radio 1’s Most Played
7.00 Daniel P Carter 10.00
Phil Taggart 1.00am Monki
4.00 Jordan North
Radio 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
3.00-5.00 LIVE Goodwood
Festival of Speed Coverage
of the motoring event
Sky Sports F1
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3.00pm-5.00 LIVE
Goodwood Festival of Speed
Coverage of the event
BT Sport 1
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8.00am LIVE World Rally
Championship Rally Poland
9.00 World Rally
Championship
10.00 30 for 30
11.00 LIVE Rowing: Henley
Royal Regatta Day five
5.00pm Formula E: Street
Racers The latest action
5.30 Premier League World
6.00 I Believe in Miracles
7.30 BT Sport Reload
7.45 WTA Tennis
8.00 LIVE Brasileirao:
Flamengo v São Paulo
10.00 MotoGP
11.00 MotoGP Chequered
Flag Post-race show
12.00-1.00am NBA
BT Sport 2
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9.30am LIVE MotoGP The
Moto3 race (Start-time 10.00)
11.15 LIVE MotoGP The Moto2
race (Start-time 11.20)
12.45pm-2.00 LIVE MotoGP
Coverage of the MotoGP race
(Start-time 1.00)
BT Sport 3
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10.15am LIVE Hockey
The seventh-place play-off
(Push-back 10.15)
12.30pm LIVE Hockey
The fifth-place play-off
(Push-back 12.30)
2.45 LIVE Hockey
The third-place play-off
(Push-back 2.45)
5.00-7.30 LIVE Hockey
The final (Push-back 5.00)
Eurosport 1
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11.00am LIVE Cycling: Tour
de France Stage two
4.45pm-6.55 LIVE Uefa Euro
Under-19s Championship
Football: Georgia v Portugal
(Kick-off 5.00)
5.00am Huey on Sunday 6.00
The Sunday Hour 7.00 Clare
Balding 9.00 Steve Wright
11.00 Michael Ball 1.00pm
Elaine Paige 3.00 Johnnie
Walker 5.00 Paul O’Grady
7.00 Claudia on Sunday 9.00
Clare Teal 11.00 Don Black
12.00 Sounds of the 60s (r)
2.00am Radio 2’s Blues Playlist
Today’s picks
A Perfect Spy
Radio 4, 3.02pm
From the Ashes
Radio 3, 6.45pm
It’s hard to listen to any John
le Carré adaptation without
thinking of his famous
observation that turning a
book into a film is like turning a
cow into an Oxo cube. However
hard you try not to, some of the
delicacy is going to go. This is
more subtly flavoured than that
— it’s three hours of radio rather than 90 minutes of film —
but you do lose a little of the famous Le Carré finish. There is
enough Le Carré left to please and, even chopped down, your
brain has to do a little footwork to keep up. This is the kind of
radio where you want to reach for the pause button, think
about a line again, and digest it before being ready to move on
to the next one. Which doesn’t mean it’s not a gripping listen —
it is. Julian Rhind-Tutt, pictured, is good as Pym, and the
supporting cast, including Bill Paterson, Michael Maloney
and Ruth Gemmell, are excellent. Catherine Nixey
As Edinburgh prepares for
its festival, this makes you
realise what a good thing
Europe’s summer arts
festivals originally were.
They’re everywhere:
Cannes, the Netherlands,
Aix-en-Provence. Many were
founded just before or after
the Second World War. It was
Europe, knee-deep in its own
ashes, trying to ensure
through art that this would
never happen again. As the
American theatre director
Peter Sellars put it: “The
purpose of the artist in 1947
was to teach us how to talk
to the Germans again.” CN
11.15 Desert Island Discs.
With physicist Carlo Rovelli
12.01pm (LW) Shipping
Forecast
12.04 I’m Sorry I Haven’t a
Clue Comedy panel show (r)
12.30 The Food Programme
12.57 Weather
1.00 The World This Weekend
1.30 Learning from Life and
Death New series.
Matthew Syed explores
learning from mistakes
2.00 Gardeners’ Question
Time Horticulture (r)
2.45 The Listening Project (r)
3.00 News Headlines
3.02 Drama: A Perfect Spy
New series. Adaptation of John
le Carré’s novel. See Choice (1/3)
4.00 News Headlines
4.02 Bookclub
4.30 Hadraawi: The
Shakespeare of Somalia Mary
Harper meets the poet
5.00 File on 4 (r)
5.40 Profile (r)
5.54 Shipping Forecast
5.57 Weather
6.00 News Headlines
6.15 Pick of the Week
7.00 The Archers Harrison’s
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7.15 The Absolutely Radio
Show Comedy sketch show
7.45 Hiding Out Natalie
receives a lead on one of the
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8.30 Last Word (r)
9.00 Money Box (r)
9.26 Radio 4 Appeal (r)
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10.00 The Westminster Hour
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10.00 News 10.06 From Our
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Trending 10.50 Over to You
11.00 News 11.06 The
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The Documentary 1.00
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World Book Club 3.00 News
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Heart and Soul 11.00 The
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7.00am Breakfast Live from
Hull, UK City of Culture 2017
9.00 News
9.03 Sunday Morning
12.00 Private Passions
1.00pm News
1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert A recital from
London’s Wigmore Hall by the
mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz
and the pianist Joseph
Middleton (r)
2.00 The Early Music Show
3.00 Choral Evensong
A recording of the Choir of
Merton College (r)
4.00 The Choir
5.00 The Listening Service
5.30 Words and Music
6.45 Sunday Feature: From
the Ashes With Allan Little.
See Choice
7.30 Radio 3 in Concert
The French National Orchestra
perform Strauss’s Aus Italien
9.00 Drama on 3: Joe Orton
Double Bill Two Joe Orton
plays to mark the 50th
anniversary of his death
11.00 Early Music Late
12.30am Through the Night
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5.30am News Headlines
5.43 Bells on Sunday
5.45 Profile (r)
6.00 News Headlines
6.05 Something Understood
6.35 Living World (r)
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7.10 Sunday
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8.10 Sunday Worship
8.48 A Point of View (r)
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Special: England Women v
Sri Lanka Women The ICC
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Map 12.00 5 Live Sport
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7.30 Jane Garvey and Peter
Allen 10.00 Adrian Goldberg
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6.00am Fisherman’s Blues
7.00 Georgie Bingham
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Scoreboard 6.00 The Press
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10.00 My Sporting Life
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12.30pm Whack-O! 1.00 Une
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Journey into Language 4.00
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Poetry Extra: Surtsey and Me
5.30 Tom Wrigglesworth’s
Hang-Ups 6.00 Listening to
the Dead 6.45 Algernon
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7.00 Radiolab 8.00 Believe
Me Omnibus 9.10 Listening
Project 9.15 Desert Island
Discs Revisited 10.00
Comedy Club 10.30 The Brig
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Critic’s choice Wimbledon 2017
BBC Two, 11.30am/BBC One, 1.45pm
It is all about round numbers
in southwest London this year.
It is 140 years since the first
Wimbledon Championships,
90 years since the BBC first
broadcast the tournament on
the radio, and 80 years since
the Beeb’s television cameras
were in this corner of SW19. A
special documentary, fronted
by the BBC’s Wimbledon
anchor (for the 25th year)
Sue Barker, was broadcast
yesterday, but this morning’s
coverage will also feature a
trawl through the archives to
pick out some of the most
memorable moments over
the years. As always Barker
will be joined by a starry lineup of experts and former
champions, including Martina
Navratilova, Billie Jean King
and John McEnroe. This year
features the return of Boris
Becker to the BBC
commentary booth, which will
also be graced by a roster of
greats, including Tim Henman,
Pat Cash and Tracy Austin.
Clare Balding is on evening
duties, hosting the highlights
show Today at Wimbledon
(that’s Today at Wimbledon,
not 2015’s folly, Wimbledon
2day). Radio 5 Live has
comprehensive coverage, and
the BBC website has all the
bells and whistles you would
expect — every court will be
live-streamed throughout the
fortnight. So, the BBC is all set
— what of the players? Last
year’s men’s champion, Andy
Murray, enters in uncertain
form, having crashed out of
his warm-up at Queen’s at the
first hurdle. Novak Djokovic,
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer
and Stanislas Wawrinka make
up a formidable top five
seeds. Serena Williams’s
pregnancy means that the
women’s draw is wide open —
could the French Open winner,
Jelena Ostapenko, continue
her form? Or, whisper it,
could Johanna Konta provide
a first British female winner
for 40 years? Chris Bennion
Further recommendations
If strawberries and cream is a bit tame for your liking, Channel 5
has highlights of the MotoGP Grand Prix from Germany (7pm)
The Betrayed Girls Fearless
Ripper Street
50 Shades of Gay
BBC One, 8.30pm
ITV, 9pm
BBC Two, 9.30pm
Channel 4, 10pm
Following on from May’s
superb BBC drama about the
Rochdale sex trafficking case
comes a documentary on the
same subject. However, while
Three Girls zoomed in close on
the victims of the title, The
Betrayed Girls takes a broader
perspective, offering a long
view of the sex trafficking
epidemic that was ignored by
the authorities for so long.
There are interviews with
names familiar from the drama
— the sexual health nurse Sara
Rowbotham and Detective
Constable Maggie Oliver — as
well as others whose voices
were ignored, including the
former MP, Ann Cryer. CB
It would be fair to say that the
solicitor Emma Banville (Helen
McCrory) is going through
something of a sticky patch.
Her chances of adopting have
gone up in smoke and her
Syrian client’s wife has been
arrested — and tonight the
retrial of Kevin Russell, which
had been going rather
smoothly, is thrown off course
by a late piece of evidence. Can
Banville convince Russell to
stay on the righteous path and
turn down the CPS’s tempting
offer of manslaughter?
McCrory is doing a fine job
of portraying a woman of
principle who is constantly
tempted by her own vanity. CB
The focus is on Nathaniel Dove
(Jonas Armstrong) tonight,
who thus far has only been
seen committing violent and
terrible acts. As his brother,
Augustus, continues his pursuit
of Reid, Nathaniel is lying low,
adjusting to a quiet life in a
cottage in Hackney Marshes.
Armstrong, having shown us
the beast, is equally adept at
revealing Nathaniel’s more
human side. However, it’s
only a matter of time before
his past catches up with him.
Meanwhile, Shine, despite
suffering from chronic pain,
is starting to piece together
the truth of the “Whitechapel
Golem”. Joe Clay
It is a title that TV producers
were never going to be able
to resist. This is a personal
documentary presented by
the actor Rupert Everett that
explores the changes in gay life
since the decriminalisation of
male homosexuality in England
and Wales in 1967. The grit in
the oyster is that, as gay rights
have been gained, something
of the rebellious, outsider spirit
of gay culture has been lost. To
chew over this issue, Everett
meets LGBT people from a
wide spectrum, including the
former royal butler Paul
Burrell, the black gay rapper
Jai’Rouge and a carpenter from
Southend called Steve. CB
Dr Hannah Fry, pictured, with
a little help from her BBC boffin
chums (Michael Mosley, Giles
Yeo, Helen Czerski, Kevin Fong
et al) gives us ten tasters of the
future based, mainly, on
hard data. In a nutshell:
we’d better start getting
used to floods and
droughts; the future of
energy really is
renewable; flying cars
will happen; cyborgs
may not; naked
mole rats are the
secret to living
longer; and there
is no job a robot
won’t be able to do
for us (except for
writing about
television, naturally).
Chris Bennion
Variations
Catch
up
Horizon: 10 Things
You Need to Know
About the Future
BBC iPlayer, to July 19
Ever since Arthur C
Clarke appeared on
Horizon and
correctly foretold
the internet,
television has made
a habit of trying to
predict the future.
(Clarke also
predicted armies
of slave chimps,
but never mind
about that.)
● BBC One Wales As BBC One except:
10.40pm Strangers in a Strange Land
11.10 Peter Kay’s Comedy Shuffle (r) 11.40
Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (r)
12.25am The Graham Norton Show (r)
1.15-1.20 Weather for the Week Ahead
● BBC1 N Ireland As BBC One except:
11.15pm The Arts Show. Marie-Louise Muir
presents a special edition from the Belfast
School of Art final degree shows,
featuring new painting, animation,
fashion and ceramics 11.45 Have I Got a
Bit More Old News for You. Katherine
Ryan hosts, with guests Joe Wilkinson
and Gyles Brandreth 12.30am The
Graham Norton Show. Last in the series
(r) 1.20-6.00 BBC News
● Channel As ITV London except:
12.15am-3.00 ITV Nightscreen
● ITV Wales As ITV London except:
6.00pm-6.30 ITV News Wales at Six
8.00-8.30 Wales This Week. A woman
fighting for justice for her murdered son
10.45 Sharp End 11.15-11.45 The Secret
World of Posh Pets. New series. People’s
high-end pampering of their pets
● ITV Westcountry As ITV London
except: 10.30pm-10.45
ITV News West Country
● STV As ITV London except:
8.00pm-8.30 The People’s History Show
10.30 Scotland Tonight 11.05 Killer
Women with Piers Morgan (r) 12.05am
After Midnight 1.35 ITV Nightscreen 4.35
The Jeremy Kyle Show (r) 5.30-6.00
Teleshopping. Buying goods from home
● UTV As ITV London except:
8.00pm-8.30 Lesser Spotted Journeys
10.45-11.45 View from Stormont 12.15am
Teleshopping 1.15-3.00 ITV Nightscreen
● S4C 6.00am Cyw 12.00 Heno (r)
1.00pm News S4C a’r Tywydd 1.05
Prynhawn Da 2.00 Live Seiclo: Le Tour de
France. Coverage of stage three of the
most prestigious race on the calendar
4.35 Cyw (r) 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 Gogs
(r) 5.10 Ben 10 (r) 5.35 Pyramid (r) 6.00
News S4C a’r Tywydd 6.05 Cwpwrdd
Dillad (r) 6.30 Ralïo+: Gwlad Pwyl 7.00
Heno 8.00 Pobol y Cwm 8.25 Garddio a
Mwy 9.00 News 9 a’r Tywydd 9.30
Ffermio. Country and farming magazine
programme 10.00 Seiclo: Le Tour de
France 10.30-11.35 Taith y Llewod 2017.
New Zealand v British & Irish Lions (r)
(AD) Audio description (HD) High Definition
(r) repeat (SL) In-vision signing
Films of the day
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (PG, 1965)
Film4, 12.40pm
While Tom Hiddleston and The Night Manager made John le Carré
material feel like James Bond, this 1965 Le Carré adaptation was
working against 007’s glamorous thrills and spills. We’re in classic,
seedy espionage circles here as Richard Burton’s washed-out
operative is hung out to dry (although, ironically, there’s nothing
dry about his boozy Alec Leamas) by his seniors in the West Berlin
office. As he hits the skids he’s picked up by the East Germans as
a potential defector. Cross, double-cross and triple-cross ensue
against a grey Berlin background. A BBC remake is in the works,
although it will likely glitz up the grey. (112min) Chris Bennion
Family Business (15, 1989)
Film4, 1.30am
Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman and
Matthew Broderick, all pictured, star
as three generations of a New York
family in Sidney Lumet’s crime
drama. Technology graduate Adam
(Broderick) is the white sheep of the
family, untarnished by his family’s
criminal past. Jessie (Connery) is a
career criminal who has spent his life
in and out of jail, while Vito (Hoffman) was following in his old
man’s footsteps before he decided to go straight. However, when
Adam plans a heist at a New Jersey laboratory, Jessie persuades
Vito that they should join forces. Connery just about convinces
as a grandfather, despite being only seven years older than
Hoffman, and 32 years Broderick’s senior. (110min) Joe Clay
The Impossible (12, 2012)
Film4, 11.20pm
Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star in JA Bayona’s drama,
based on a true story co-written by María Belón, who survived the
2004 tsunami. Maria and Henry and their three children are
enjoying a winter break in Thailand when disaster strikes. The
tsunami tears through the luxury resort where the family are
staying. Maria and one child are swept one way, Henry and the
others in the opposite direction. Although the news at the time
gave an idea of the scale of the devastation, the film’s recreation
of the wave’s impact is genuinely horrifying. What follows is a
desperate juggle for Henry between the safety of his sons and the
search for his wife and remaining child. (114min) Wendy Ide
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Homes Under the Hammer. Property
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(HD) 1.00 BBC News; Weather (HD)
1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather
1.45 Live Wimbledon 2017. The latest
from day one at the All England Club,
with all eyes on defending men’s
champion Andy Murray as he begins
his campaign on Centre Court. Murray
claimed his second Wimbledon crown
here last year with a straight-sets
victory over Milos Raonic, and starts
the championships as world number
one. See Viewing Guide (HD) 6.00
BBC News at Six; Weather (HD) 6.30
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8.00 Sign Zone: Antiques Roadshow
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11.00 Daily Politics (HD)
11.30 Live Wimbledon 2017. Sue
Barker introduces coverage of the
opening day’s play at SW19, as this
year’s championships get under way
in the men’s and ladies’ singles.
The third Grand Slam event of the
year on the hallowed grass courts is
always one of the highlights of the
sporting calendar, and the seeded
players may be at risk of upsets as
they acclimatise to the conditions
after playing on clay for so long,
although there were relatively few
shocks on the opening day last year.
See Viewing Guide (HD)
6.00am Good Morning Britain (HD)
8.30 Lorraine (HD) 9.25 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (HD) 10.30 This Morning
(HD) 12.30pm Loose Women. Topical
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Regional News; Weather 2.00 Judge
Rinder (r) (HD) 3.00 David Dickinson’s
Name Your Price. Game show in
which three pairs of contestants
compete against one another to
correctly value antiques or
collectibles in order to win a cash
prize (AD) (HD) 4.00 Tipping Point.
Ben Shephard hosts the arcadethemed quiz show in which
contestants drop tokens down a
choice of four chutes in the hope of
winning £10,000 (r) (HD) 5.00 The
Chase. Quiz show hosted by Bradley
Walsh (r) (HD) 6.00 Regional News;
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6.00am Countdown (r) (HD) 6.45 Will
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Everybody Loves Raymond (r) 8.00
Everybody Loves Raymond (r) 8.35
Frasier (r) (AD) 9.05 Frasier (r) (AD)
9.35 Frasier (r) (AD) 10.05 Undercover
Boss USA (r) (HD) 11.00 A Place in the
Sun: Winter Sun (r) (HD) 12.00
Channel 4 News Summary (HD)
12.05pm Couples Come Dine with Me
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(HD) 2.10 Countdown (HD) 3.00 A
Place in the Sun: Winter Sun (r) (HD)
4.00 Best of Both Worlds (HD) 5.00
Four in a Bed. The competition begins
at Penwinnick House in St Austell,
Cornwall (r) (HD) 5.30 Come Dine with
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Homer meets Mel Gibson (r) (AD)
6.30 Hollyoaks. Milo helps Cindy to
fake a robbery (AD) (HD)
6.00am Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright
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12.15 Big Brother (r) (HD) 1.10 Access.
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Home and Away (AD) (HD) 1.45
Neighbours (AD) (HD) 2.20 NCIS: Los
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(2014) A woman tries to regain a
sense of normality after the death
of her daughter by returning to
teaching, but her mentor develops
an obsession for her. Drama starring
Jes Macallan and Aaron Douglas (HD)
5.00 5 News at 5 (HD) 5.30
Neighbours. Mark and Paige’s secret
is revealed (r) (AD) (HD) 6.00 Home
and Away. Roo is rushed to hospital (r)
(AD) (HD) 6.30 5 News Tonight (HD)
Mick and Fi make a bet (8pm)
Adam Rothenberg stars (9.30pm)
An amazing baby alpaca (8pm)
Rupert Everett presents (10pm)
Eamonn Holmes in Dubai (9pm)
7.00 The One Show Hosted by Matt
Baker and Alex Jones (HD)
7.00 Emmerdale Rhona is fearful
after learning who was behind
the break-ins (AD) (HD)
7.00 Channel 4 News Including
sport and weather (HD)
7.30 Bus Wars New series.
Documentary charting
the work of tourist buses
in Belfast (1/3) (AD) (HD)
7.30 Coronation Street Chesney is
stabbed at the Bistro (AD) (HD)
7.00 MotoGP Highlights
The Grand Prix of Germany.
Action from the ninth round
of the season, which was held
at the Sachsenring near
Chemnitz (HD); followed
by 5 News Update
8.00 EastEnders Karen grows
suspicious of Bernadette’s
unusual behaviour (AD) (HD)
8.00 Amazing Animal Births
Lucy Cooke heads to an
alpaca farm (4/6) (AD) (HD)
8.00 Secrets of Your Cruise: Channel
4 Dispatches The impact of
cruise ships on the planet (HD)
8.30 Coronation Street
Robert confesses to Michelle
that Rich wants him to launder
money (AD) (HD)
8.30 How to Stay Well Phil Kieran
investigates if out-of-date
make-up can leave people
feeling ill (AD) (HD)
8.00 All New Traffic Cops Officers
crack down on uninsured
drivers, including a van courier
who is stopped in Leeds,
is unable to provide the
correct paperwork, and then
fails a drug test (HD); followed
by 5 News Update
9.00 Fearless The forensic evidence
seem to be proving Kevin’s
innocence, but the prosecution
has other ideas, while Yusef
Attar sends word that he is in
the UK and wants to meet
Emma. See Viewing Guide
(4/6) (AD) (HD)
9.00 24 Hours in Police Custody
Officers interview a care worker
who has been taken into
custody despite her adamant
denial of involvement in the
theft of a gold bracelet from
someone she was looking
after (AD) (HD)
9.00 Eamonn & Ruth Do Dubai
New series. Eamonn Holmes
and Ruth Langsford explore
the lifestyles of the super-rich,
beginning by heading to the
largest city in the United
Arab Emirates (1/5) (HD);
followed by 5 News Update
10.00 ITV News at Ten; followed by
Regional News and Weather
10.00 50 Shades of Gay Rupert
Everett explores the changes
in gay life in the 50 years since
the decriminalisation of male
homosexuality in England and
Wales in 1967. See Viewing
Guide (AD) (HD)
10.00 Big Brother Daily round-up of
highlights, featuring the latest
tasks, games, arguments,
laughs, diary room visits and
bedroom chit-chat (HD)
11.05 24 Hours in A&E An 18-year-old
is rushed in after breaking his
leg while playing football, and
a young man is involved in a
car crash (r) (AD) (HD)
11.05 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side
Rylan Clark-Neal presents the
live Big Brother companion
show, including a debate on
the burning issues and guests’
thoughts on the latest
developments (HD)
12.10am Bodyshockers (r) (AD) (HD)
1.05 The Supervet (r) (AD) (HD) 2.00
Life of the Zoo (r) (AD) (HD) 2.55
Supershoppers (r) (HD) 3.25 Tried and
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12.05am Celebrity Botched Up
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Doctor (r) (SL) 5.10 House Busters (r)
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8.30 The Betrayed Girls
Documentary about the
Rochdale grooming scandal,
featuring testimonies from
some of the victims and
interviews with people who
spoke out on behalf of the girls.
See Viewing Guide (AD) (HD)
10.00 BBC News at Ten (HD)
10.30 BBC Regional News; Weather
8.30 Today at Wimbledon Clare
Balding introduces highlights
of the opening day’s play at the
All England Club, where the first
round got under way in the
men’s and ladies’ singles (HD)
9.30 Ripper Street Nathaniel Dove
goes into hiding deep in
Hackney Marshes,
where his brother Augustus
intends to keep him safe until
Reid’s capture. See Viewing
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10.30 Newsnight Analysis of the
day’s events (HD)
10.45 Peter Kay’s Comedy Shuffle
Elton John makes a guest
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11.15 Have I Got a Bit More Old
News for You The comedian
Katherine Ryan hosts the quiz,
with Joe Wilkinson and Gyles
Brandreth joining regular team
captains Paul Merton and Ian
Hislop (8/9) (r) (HD)
11.15 Natural World: Sudan —
The Last of the Rhinos The
remarkable story of Sudan, the
very last male northern white
rhino on the planet (r) (AD) (HD)
12.00 The Graham Norton Show.
Graham rounds off his series with
a compilation of highlights. Clips
feature Michael Caine, Judi Dench
and Patrick Stewart. Last in the series
(r) (HD) 12.50am Weather for the
Week Ahead (HD) 12.55 News (HD)
12.15am Sign Zone: Countryfile.
Reports from the series featuring
working animals (r) (SL) 1.10-2.10
Horizon: Antarctica Ice Station
Rescue. Following the move of a vital
polar research station (r) (SL) 5.55
The TV That Made Me (r) (HD)
10.45 Killer Women with Piers
Morgan Piers travels to
Homestead Correctional
Institution in Florida to meet
Amber Wright, who, at the
age of 15 conspired with a
group of friends to kill her
ex-boyfriend (2/5) (r) (AD) (HD)
11.45 The Kyle Files Jeremy Kyle
tackles the issue of
irresponsible driving (r) (HD)
12.15am Jackpot247. Viewers get the
chance to participate in live
interactive gaming 3.00 The Jeremy
Kyle Show. Guests air their differences
(r) (SL) (HD) 3.55 ITV Nightscreen (HD)
5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show.
Talk show (r) (SL) (HD)
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Tommy Cooper
Monday 3 | Primetime digital guide
The finest moments of the
comic magician’s career in
The Best of Tommy Cooper
Yesterday, 9.50pm
FV Freeview FS Freesat
BBC Four
ITV3
More4
Film4
Sky1
Sky Atlantic
FV 9, FS 107, SKY 116, VIRGIN 107
FV 10, FS, 115, SKY 119, VIRGIN 117
FV 14, FS 124, SKY 138, VIRGIN 195
FV 15, FS 300, SKY 315, VIRGIN 428
SKY 106, VIRGIN 110
SKY 108
7.00pm 100 Days+ (S)
7.30 Great British Railway
Journeys Michael Portillo
pays a visit to a
traditional cider house in
Hereford (AD) (R) (S)
8.00 Colour: The Spectrum of
Science Examining
what colour is and how it
works (1/3) (R) (S) (AD)
9.00 Science and Islam
Scientific achievements in
the Islamic world between
the eighth and 14th
centuries (1/3) (R) (S) (AD)
10.00 The Hidden Art of Islam
Rageh Omaar explores
artworks reflecting the holy
pilgrimage to Mecca (R) (S)
11.00 The Secret Life of Waves
The importance of ocean
waves (R) (S)
12.00-1.00am Hidden Kingdoms
Survival techniques
used by the animal
kingdom’s smallest
creatures (1/3) (R) (S) (AD)
6.55pm Murder, She Wrote
An old document comes
to light that could tarnish
the reputation of a Cabot
Cove folk hero —
and it is also connected
to a murder (AD) (R) (S)
8.00 Agatha Christie’s Marple
A former policeman helps
Miss Marple investigate a
series of suspicious
deaths in a peaceful village
(3/5) (AD) (R) (S)
10.00 Law & Order: UK When a
jeweller is found dead with
no hands or teeth, there
are many suspects, but the
case takes a shocking turn
when the victim’s sister
receives a gruesome
delivery (1/8) (AD) (R) (S)
11.00-12.15am The Street Eddie
agrees to attend a charity
auction in a bid to impress
his first love Pat — unaware
it will spark a chain of
unfortunate events (2/6) (R)
6.55pm The Supervet A family
rush their Chihuahua to the
clinic after it is hit by a car,
and a Winchester Prison
sniffer dog that is lame in
both elbows is brought to
the surgery (AD) (R) (S)
7.55 Grand Designs Kevin
McCloud catches up with
architectural designer
Lincoln Miles and Lisa
Traxler, who transformed a
1970s bungalow on the Isle
of Wight (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 China’s Forgotten Emperor
Documentary about Wu
Zetian, the only woman
to become emperor of
China (AD) (R) (S)
10.00 24 Hours in A&E Cameras
follow a woman involved in
a car crash with her
husband (AD) (R) (S)
11.05-12.05am Kinky Britain
The world of bespoke
online fetish video
production (R) (S)
7.00pm FILM The Phantom (12,
1996) A jungle-dwelling
masked adventurer heads
to New York to stop a
power-crazed tycoon
obtaining a magical
weapon. Superhero
adventure with Billy Zane
and Catherine Zeta-Jones (S)
9.00 FILM Monsters: Dark
Continent (15, 2014) A US
military force is deployed to
the Middle East to destroy
giant aliens, as well as
dealing with local
insurgents. Sci-fi monster
sequel starring Johnny
Harris and Sam Keeley (S)
11.20-1.30am FILM The Impossible
(12, 2012) A family spending
Christmas in Thailand are
separated in the 2004
tsunami and struggle to find
each other in the ensuing
chaos. Drama with Naomi
Watts and Ewan McGregor.
See Film Choice (S)
7.00pm The Simpsons
The family moves to
another town (R) (S)
7.30 The Simpsons Homer
becomes a boxer (R) (S)
8.00 The Simpsons Mr Burns
puts on a variety show at
the Springfield Bowl (R) (S)
8.30 The Simpsons Homer finds
a new friend in a woman
who acts just like him (R) (S)
9.00 A League of Their Own: US
Road Trip 2.0 Out-takes,
pranks and behind-thescenes antics (S)
10.00 A League of Their Own
With Nick Grimshaw, Niall
Horan and Kirsty Gallacher
(AD) (R) (S)
11.00 Karl Pilkington: The
Moaning of Life Karl
Pilkington tries to find out
how people achieve
happiness (AD) (R) (S)
12.00-1.00am A League of Their
Own: US Road Trip 2.0
Documentary (R) (S)
7.00pm CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation A blackjack
player is murdered following
a win, but the investigation
reveals the highroller was
on an all-expenses paid
weekend funded by his
wealthy boss (R) (S)
8.00 Blue Bloods When Linda’s
brother Jimmy gets into
trouble with the mob,
he begs Danny to help him
stay safe until it blows
over (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 Game of Thrones
As Cersei awaits judgment,
Walder Frey and Jaime
celebrate at Riverrun.
Meanwhile, winter finally
arrives (10/10) (AD) (R) (S)
10.20 Last Week Tonight with
John Oliver A satirical look
at news and pop culture (S)
10.55-12.05am Real Time with Bill
Maher The comic invites
guests to discuss the
week’s events (R)
ITV2
ITV4
E4
5STAR
5USA
Drama
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FV 24, FS 117, SKY 120, VIRGIN 118
FV 28, FS 122, SKY 136, VIRGIN 144
FV 30, FS 131, SKY 176, VIRGIN 151
FV 21, FS 129, SKY 174, VIRGIN 153
FV 20, FS 158, SKY 158, VIRGIN 128
7.00pm You’ve Been Framed!
Gold Camcorder calamities
narrated by Harry Hill
7.30 You’ve Been Framed! Gold
8.00 Two and a Half Men
8.30 Two and a Half Men
9.00 Love Island Reality show
10.00 Family Guy Taylor Swift
agrees to go to the homecoming
dance with Chris
10.30 Family Guy
11.00 American Dad!
11.30 American Dad!
11.55-12.40am CelebAbility
7.00pm Tour de France Highlights
Action from stage three, shown live
today from 11am
8.00 Better Late Than Never
Four famous faces try to navigate
their way across Tokyo (1/4)
9.00 Car Crash Britain: Caught on
Camera
10.00-12.20am FILM Total Recall
(15, 1990) A construction worker
discovers his memory has been
erased and travels to Mars to
uncover his identity. Sci-fi thriller
starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
7.00pm Hollyoaks Myra is furious
to hear that Goldie is considering
going on the run
7.30 The Goldbergs
8.00 The Big Bang Theory
8.30 The Big Bang Theory
9.00 Binky & JP’s Baby: Born in
Chelsea Following the
Made in Chelsea stars as they
become parents
10.00 Vlogglebox Young people
review the most popular viral
content
11.05-12.10am Naked Attraction
7.00pm Dance Moms The dancers
and their mothers get into a frenzy
over the second open call audition
8.00 FILM Dirty Dancing (12, 1987)
Romantic drama starring Patrick
Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry
Orbach and Cynthia Rhodes
10.05 On Benefits: Living Hand to
Mouth People struggling to live on
state welfare in Wales, including a
mother funding her children’s
singing lessons
11.05 South Park
11.35-12.05am South Park
7.00pm NCIS A Marine connected
to the disappearance of a weapons
cache is murdered
8.00 NCIS An investigation into the
death of a seaman leaves the
investigators wondering if Gibbs is
about to leave the NCIS again
9.00 NCIS: Los Angeles The NCIS
officers investigate when four
seemingly unrelated individuals
are killed in an explosion at a diner
10.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Double bill
12.00-1.00am NCIS
6.40pm Last of the Summer Wine
7.20 Keeping Up Appearances
8.00 New Tricks The team reopens
the case of a pub landlord killed in
a fire, officially ruled as suicide
9.00 Death in Paradise The
carnival comes to Saint-Marie, but
the atmosphere does not last long
when an outing to see Dwayne’s
favourite band is cut short by the
murder of the lead singer
10.00 Jonathan Creek The duo
investigate an apparent miracle
11.10-12.20am Jonathan Creek
Yesterday
Spike
Dave
PBS America
Sky Arts
Sky Living
FV 19, FS 159, SKY 537, VIRGIN 245
FV 31, FS 141, SKY 160
FV 12, SKY 111, VIRGIN 127
FSAT 156, SKY 534, VIRGIN 276
SKY 121, VIRGIN 122
SKY 107, VIRGIN 112
7.00pm Coast The team visits
estuaries around the UK
8.00 Royal Murder Mysteries
The death of King Ludwig of
Bavaria in 1886 (4/6)
9.00 The Two Ronnies Classic
comedy and variety show
9.50 The Best of Tommy Cooper
Comedy highlights
10.20 Goodnight Sweetheart
11.00 Coast The team visits
estuaries around the UK
12.00-1.00am World War II: The
Price of Empire (6/13)
7.00pm Police Interceptors Kev
and Steve go on the hunt for heroin
dealers, dog handler Liam attends
the scene of a suspected arson
attack and a driver is three-and-ahalf times over the limit
8.00 Criminals: Caught on Camera
The journalist Nick Wallis joins
police forces to reveal how CCTV is
being used to fight crime, taking a
look at how some residents
are taking neighbourhood
watch to the next level
9.00-12.10am Slammiversary 15
7.00pm The Joy of Techs
7.30 The Joy of Techs
8.00 Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is
Goodish The presenter addresses
so-called guilty pleasures
9.00 Live at the Apollo Stand-up
comedy from the Hammersmith
Apollo, where host Sean Lock
introduces a set by the
Liverpudlian comic John Bishop
10.00 Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit
11.00 Go 8 Bit: DLC Dara O Briain’s
Go 8 Bit’s companion show
11.30-12.15am Mock the Week
6.50pm War Crimes: Dead
Reckoning The evolution of
post-war justice since the
Second World War (1/3)
7.55 Space Men The story of a
pioneering group of US Air Force
scientists and pilots
9.00 Massacre in Vietnam: My Lai
Barak Goodman investigates the
events in My Lai in March 1968
10.50 CIA Confidential
11.50-1.00am Space Men The story
of a pioneering group of US Air
Force scientists and pilots
7.00pm Andrea Bocelli: Cinema
The tenor performs favourites
from classic movies
9.00 Alexander Armstrong: Fine
Tuned The comedian, who recently
recorded an album, talks to Katie
Derham about his music
10.00 Master of Photography
The contestants head to London
during fashion week (6/8)
11.00-1.00am Glen Campbell:
I’ll Be Me Documentary following
the Alzheimer’s-stricken country
star on a final tour across America
7.00pm Stop, Search, Seize
Documentary following the work
of Ireland’s border force
8.00 Elementary Morland
becomes prime suspect in a
murder investigation
9.00 Criminal Minds The agents
investigate the disappearance of
three children
10.00 Criminal Minds A man
arrives in town claiming to be
Dr Lewis’s brother
11.00 Criminal Minds
12.00-1.00am Cold Case
W
Fox
Discovery
Nat Geographic
Comedy Central
Gold
SKY 124, VIRGIN 157
SKY 520, VIRGIN 250, BT 316
SKY 526, VIRGIN 266, BT 327
SKY 112, VIRGIN 132, BT 307
SKY 110, VIRGIN 124, BT 310
SKY 109, VIRGIN 125, BT 311
7.00pm NCIS An explosion on
board an oil rig kills a US Marine
corps reservist
8.00 NCIS Crime drama
9.00 Family Guy Brian and Stewie
set out to get revenge on Santa
10.00 American Dad!
11.00 Family Guy
12.00-12.30am American Dad!
7.00pm Fast N’ Loud Richard
buys a VW Microbus
8.00 Fast N’ Loud
9.00 Junkyard Empire Andy
Cohen tries to restore a 1994
Bronco monster truck
10.00 Supercar Superbuild
11.00 Bitchin’ Rides
12.00-1.00am Junkyard Empire
7.00pm Air Crash Investigation
8.00 Primal Survivor Hazen Audel
searches for caribou in Canada
9.00 Banged Up Abroad
New series. The stories of people
kidnapped by guerillas (1/6)
10.00 Drugs Inc
11.00 Air Crash Investigation
12.00-12.30am Science of Stupid
7.00pm Friends
9.00 Impractical Jokers
9.30 Impractical Jokers
10.00 Bad Robots
10.30 Impractical Jokers
11.00 Teachers Adler is put in
charge of the school kickball team
11.30 Impractical Jokers
12.00-12.30am Impractical Jokers
6.40pm Fawlty Towers
7.20 Only Fools and Horses
9.00 Mrs Brown’s Boys
9.40 Mrs Brown’s Boys
Preparations for Rory and Dino’s
big day are in full swing
10.20 Live at the Apollo
11.20 Peep Show
11.55-12.35am Little Britain
7.00pm One Born Every Minute
8.00 MasterChef USA The
remaining cooks take part in a
sweet breakfast challenge
9.00 The Dressing Room
10.00 Miranda
10.40 EastEnders
11.20-12.20am One Born Every
Minute Documentary
Sky Premiere
Sky Brits
Sky Family
Sky Action
Sky Select
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SKY 304, VIRGIN 434, BT 508
SKY 306, VIRGIN 436, BT 505
SKY 307, VIRGIN 437, BT 502
SKY 312, VIRGIN 442, BT 510
6.00pm The Purge: Election Year
(15, 2016) The presidential election
is approaching, but it remains to be
seen whether an anti-Purge
candidate can survive the night.
Action horror with Frank Grillo
8.00 Mr Right (15, 2015) A woman
falls for a hitman on the run from
the crime cartels who employ him.
Action comedy with Anna Kendrick
9.45 The Call Up (15, 2016) Sci-fi
adventure starring Max Deacon
11.25-1.15am Morgan (15, 2016)
Sci-fi thriller starring Kate Mara
5.00pm Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
(U, 1968) An inventor finds an old
car has magical powers. Children’s
classic starring Dick Van Dyke
7.25 Absolutely Fabulous:
The Movie (15, 2016) Patsy and
Edina are hounded by the paps.
Comedy starring Jennifer Saunders
9.00 Children of Men (15, 2006)
Dystopian thriller with Clive Owen
11.00-1.00am Shirley Valentine
(15, 1989) Comedy with Pauline
Collins as a bored housewife on a
life-changing trip to a Greek island
6.45pm The Land Before Time
(U, 1988) Animated adventure
8.00 Cloudy with a Chance of
Meatballs (U, 2009) An inventor’s
machine for turning water into
food has a strange side-effect.
Animated comedy with the voices
of Bill Hader and Anna Faris
9.35 Nutty Professor II: The
Klumps (12, 2000) Comedy sequel
starring Eddie Murphy
11.25-1.05am Mighty Morphin
Power Rangers: The Movie
(PG, 1995) Sci-fi adventure
6.35pm Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse of the Black Pearl (12,
2003) Swashbuckling fantasy
adventure starring Johnny Depp
9.00 Mission: Impossible (PG,
1996) A secret agent is accused
of betraying his fellow spies, and
sets out on a mission to clear his
name. Action thriller starring
Tom Cruise and Jon Voight
11.00-1.10am The Mummy (12,
1999) Fantasy action adventure,
starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel
Weisz and John Hannah
5.30pm Babel (15, 2006) Drama
starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett
and Gael Garcia Bernal
8.00 The White Ribbon (15, 2009)
A German village is plagued by a
series of strange and sinister
events in the months leading up to
the First World War.
Mystery starring Christian Friedel
and Leonie Benesch
10.30-12.30am The Usual
Suspects (18, 1995) Twisty crime
thriller starring Gabriel Byrne,
Kevin Spacey and Benicio Del Toro
The fantasmagorical family
adventure Chitty Chitty Bang
Bang (Sky Cinema Brits, 5pm)
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Sports guide
Live Cycling
Eurosport 1, 11.15am
Radio 1
Stage three of the Tour de
France begins in Verviers,
Belgium, home town of
Philippe Gilbert, pictured. It is a
punchy, rolling 212km that will
suit Classics specialists such
as Gilbert, with a punishing,
though short climb into the
French town of Longwy via the
Côte de Religieuses to finish.
It should be a competitive
climax, with the GC hopefuls in
the mix and the yellow jersey
up for grabs. Chris Bennion
Sky Sports 1
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9.00am Premier League 100
Club Les Ferdinand
9.30 Premier League 100
Club Andy Cole
10.00 Premier League Years
12.00 Football’s Greatest
Teams Double bill
1.00pm Great Sporting
Moments Four episodes
2.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
3.00 Spanish Football Gold
3.30 Football League Gold
4.00 Football’s Greatest
Players Two episodes
5.00 Premier League
100 Club Double bill
6.00 Premier League
Legends Juninho
6.30 Football’s Greatest
Teams Benfica in the 1960s
7.00 Fight Night
11.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
12.00-1.00am Premier
League 100 Club
Sky Sports 2
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9.00am Cricket’s Greatest
9.30 Cricket’s Greatest
10.00 ICC Women’s World
Cup India v Pakistan
11.00 Cricket Classics
12.00 ICC Women’s World
Cup India v Pakistan
1.00pm Cricket Classics
2.00 ICC Women’s World Cup
3.00 Cricket’s Greatest
4.00 ICC Women’s World Cup
5.00 Sporting Triumphs
6.00 ICC Women’s World Cup
7.00 Sporting Triumphs
8.00 ICC Women’s World Cup
9.00 CWC 2015: Greatest
Moments Action from
New Zealand v Australia
10.00 Great Sporting
Moments Four episodes
11.00 Cricket Classics
12.00-1.00am Cricket’s
Greatest Double bill
Sky Sports 3
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9.00am Time of Our Lives
10.00 NFL: America’s Game
11.00 Racing News
11.30 Sporting Triumphs
12.00 Sporting Rivalries
1.00pm NFL: Greatest Games
2.30 Sporting Records
3.00 Great Sporting
Moments Four episodes
Radio guide
FM: 96.7-99.8 MHz
6.33am Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Adele Roberts 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00
Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie
Mac 9.00 Radio Phil Taggart
10.02 Huw Stephens 1.00am
Friction 4.00 Jordan North
Radio 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
4.00 Legends of Darts
4.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
5.00 Sporting Heroes: Denise
Lewis Interviews Mary Peters
6.00 Sporting Greats
7.00 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
8.00 Taekwondo
10.30 NFL: America’s Game
11.30 Super League Fulltime
12.00-1.00am Time of Our
Lives Former competitors
reminisce about the 1968
Mexico City Olympics
Sky Sports 5
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5.00am Nicki Chapman 6.30
Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce
12.00 Jeremy Vine 2.00pm
Steve Wright 5.00 Simon
Mayo. The debut author John
Marrs discusses his book The
One 7.00 Paul Jones 8.00 Jo
Whiley 10.00 The Summer
of I Feel Love 11.00 The Russell
Davies Archive 12.00 Johnnie
Walker’s Sounds of the 70s (r)
2.00am Radio 2’s Jazz Playlist
3.00 Radio 2 Playlist: Great
British Songbook 4.00 Radio 2
Playlist: Hidden Treasures
Radio 3
FM: 90.2-92.4 MHz
1.00am-4.15 LIVE WWE
Late Night Raw Wrestling
coverage from the States
BT Sport 1
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9.00am World Rally
Championship
10.00 World Rally
Championship
11.30 Euroformula
Championship
12.30pm International GT
Open Championship
1.30 Motorsport: DTM
2.30 Aviva Premiership
Rugby Highlights
5.00 FIM Speedway World
Cup From King’s Lynn
7.00 WRC Review
8.00 MotoGP
9.00 MotoGP
10.00 MotoGP
11.00 MotoGP Chequered
Flag Post-race show
12.00-1.00am NBA A look
at the NBA stars who are
available as free agents
Eurosport 1
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9.45am Archery World Cup
10.15 Cycling: Tour de France
11.15 LIVE Cycling: Tour de
France Coverage of stage
three of the most prestigious
race on the calendar,
featuring a hilly 212.5km
journey from Verviers in
Belgium to Longwy in France
5.00pm Athletics: Diamond
League The Meeting de Paris
6.00 British Superbikes Extra
7.00 MCE British Superbikes
8.00 Cycling: Tour de France
9.30 The Voxwomen Cycling
Show Behind-the-scenes
10.00 Tennis: Wimbledon
11.30-12.30am Cycling: Tour
de France Stage three
6.30am Breakfast
9.00 Essential Classics
12.00 Composer of the Week:
Charpentier
1.00pm News
1.02 Live Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert The recorder player
Maurice Steger and the
harpsichordist Jean Rondeau
perform works by Hasse,
Falconieri, Storace, Corelli,
Scarlatti and Sammartini from
London’s Wigmore Hall
2.00 Afternoon on 3
Verity Sharp presents a
concert by the National Youth
Orchestra of Canada as well as
a piece from the New Music
Biennial as part of Hull’s
City of Culture programme
4.30 In Tune
6.30 Composer of the Week:
Charpentier (r)
7.30 Radio 3 in Concert The
pianist Alasdair Beatson and
the Doric String Quartet
perform pieces by Thomas
Adès, Britten and Elgar from
London’s Wigmore Hall
10.00 Music Matters (r)
10.45 The Essay: New
Generation Thinkers
11.00 Jazz Now
12.30am Through the Night
Radio 4
FM: 92.4-94.6 MHz
LW: 198 kHz MW: 720 kHz
5.30am News Headlines
5.43 Prayer for the Day
5.45 Farming Today
5.58 Tweet of the Day
6.00 Today
9.00 Start the Week
9.45 (LW) Daily Service
9.45 Book of the Week: Big
Pig, Little Pig By Jacqueline
Yallop. The author’s account of
moving to southwest France
with her husband (1/5)
Today’s picks
Front Row: Queer Icons
Radio 4, 7.15pm
Tales of the City
Radio 4, 10.45am
In all the talk about the summer
of love and the Beatles’ Sgt
Pepper, it has been easy to
forget that this year marks a far
more important anniversary:
the 50th anniversary of the
decriminalisation of
homosexuality. This dismal
period of western history began
in the reign of the emperor Justinian. He infamously castrated
bishops accused of this sin, then paraded them through town
on a litter. What began in the 6th century only ended in 1967. To
mark this end, leading figures are going to champion a piece of
LGBTQ art that means something to them; so Alan Hollinghurst
has chosen Ronald Firbank’s novel The Flower Beneath The Foot;
Will Young has gone for Joan Armatrading’s song Everyday Boy;
and Sir Antony Sher discusses the play Torch Song Trilogy by
Harvey Fierstein. Other guests include Stephen Fry, Mary
Portas, pictured, and Maggi Hambling. Catherine Nixey
Listening to these wandering
stories by Armistead Maupin
feels a little like walking
through a city in itself. Faces
loom, snatches of
conversation drift over, then
the person vanishes. Maupin
was famous for drawing on
present events (he was
among the first writers to
mention Aids); this one has
artificial insemination at
Burning Man. There are
some nice phrases. When
our elderly narrator, Anna, is
stopped from using candles,
she observes that “the days
are full of such small
surrenders”. CN
10.00 Woman’s Hour
Discussion and interviews.
Including at 10.45 the Drama:
Tales of the City — The Days of
Anna Madrigal, by Armistead
Maupin. See Choice (1/10)
11.00 The Untold
11.30 Sisters
12.01pm (LW) Shipping
Forecast
12.04 50 Things That Made
the Modern Economy
12.15 You and Yours
1.00 The World at One
1.45 Cold War: Stories from
the Big Freeze
2.00 The Archers (r)
2.15 Drama: Foreign Bodies —
Keeping the Wolf Out New
series. The return of Philip
Palmer’s crime drama set
during the Cold War (1/3)
3.00 Counterpoint
3.30 The Food Programme (r)
4.00 Quirke’s Cast and Crew
4.30 The Infinite Monkey
Cage New series. A discussion
on which particles remain to
be discovered (1/6)
5.00 PM With Eddie Mair
5.54 (LW) Shipping Forecast
6.00 Six O’Clock News
6.30 I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue
7.00 The Archers
Lynda sticks to her guns
7.15 Front Row. See Choice
7.45 Tales of the City: The
Days of Anna Madrigal (r)
8.00 In the Rough: Golf’s
Uncertain Future
8.30 Analysis The
effectiveness of constitutions
9.00 Natural Histories (r)
9.30 Start the Week (r)
10.00 The World Tonight
10.45 Book at Bedtime:
Dangerous Visions:
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury’s
dystopian sci-fi classic,
abridged by Sara Davies (1/10)
11.00 Inside the Brain of
Gerald Scarfe An insight into
the mind of the cartoonist
11.30 Today in Parliament
12.00 News Headlines
12.30am Book of the Week:
Big Pig, Little Pig (r)
12.48 Shipping Forecast
1.00 As BBC World Service
10.30 The Consultants 11.00
Dead Ringers 11.30 A Look
Back at the Future
Radio 5 Live
MW: 693, 909
5.00am Reports 5.15 Wake Up
to Money 6.00 Breakfast
10.00 Daily with Adrian Chiles
12.00 Live Wimbledon
5.00pm Drive 7.00 5 Live
Sport 7.30 The Monday Night
Club 9.00 The Tuffers and
Vaughan Cricket Show 10.00
5 Live Cycling 10.30 Phil
Williams 1.00am Up All Night
TalkSport
MW: 1053, 1089 kHz
6.00am The Alan Brazil
Sports Breakfast with Ray
Parlour 10.00 The Two Mikes
1.00pm Hawksbee and
Jacobs 4.00 Danny Kelly and
Darren Gough 7.00 Live
Kick-off 10.00 Sports Bar
1.00am The Two Mikes
4.00 My Sporting Life
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Digital only
8.00am The Burkiss Way
8.30 Dad’s Army 9.00 The
Write Stuff 9.30 North East of
Eden 10.00 Rogue Herries
11.00 William Trevor’s A Bit on
the Side 11.15 God Bless Our
Love 12.00 The Burkiss Way
12.30pm Dad’s Army 1.00
Dissolution 1.15 Wide
Sargasso Sea 1.30 The
Rainbow Tribe 2.00
Swimming Home 2.15 Plants:
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Eugene Onegin 2.45 A
Voyage to Lundy 3.00 Rogue
Herries 4.00 The Write Stuff
4.30 North East of Eden 5.00
On the Rocks 5.30 I’m Sorry I
Haven’t a Clue 6.00 A
Message of Unknown
Purpose 6.15 Ghost Stories by
HG Wells 6.30 A Good Read
7.00 The Burkiss Way 7.30
Dad’s Army 8.00 Dissolution
8.15 Wide Sargasso Sea 8.30
The Rainbow Tribe 9.00
William Trevor’s A Bit on the
Side 9.15 God Bless Our Love
10.00 Comedy Club
BBC World Service
Digital only
9.00am News 9.06 The Arts
Hour 10.00 World Update
11.00 The Newsroom 11.30
The Conversation 12.00
News 12.06pm Outlook 1.00
The Newsroom 1.30 The Why
Factor 1.50 More or Less
2.00 Newshour 3.00 News
3.06 HARDtalk 3.30 Business
4.00 BBC OS 6.00 News 6.06
Outlook 7.00 The Newsroom
7.30 Today at Wimbledon
8.00 News 8.06 HARDtalk
8.30 The Truth About 9.00
Newshour 10.00 News 10.06
The Why Factor 10.30 The
Conversation 11.00 The
Newsroom 11.20 Sports News
11.30 Business 12.00 News
12.06am The Arts Hour 1.00
News 1.06 Business Matters
2.00 News 2.06 The
Newsroom 2.30 The Why
Factor 2.50 More or Less
3.00 News 3.06 BBC World
Hacks 3.30 In the Studio
4.00 News 4.06 Outlook
6 Music
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7.00am Shaun Keaveny
10.00 Lauren Laverne
1.00pm Mark Radcliffe 4.00
Steve Lamacq 7.00 Marc
Riley 9.00 Gideon Coe 12.00
Lauren Laverne 1.00am
From Mento to Lover’s Rock
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FM: 100-102 MHz
6.00am More Music
Breakfast 9.00 John Suchet
1.00pm Anne-Marie Minhall
5.00 Classic FM Drive 7.00
Smooth Classics 8.00 The
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works by Debussy, Ravel,
Britten and George Gershwin
10.00 Smooth Classics
1.00am Sam Pittis
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Critic’s choice The Yorkshire
Dales and the Lakes
More4, 9pm
Stressed about Brexit? Tearing
your hair out over Trump? The
whirligig of modern life
getting you down? I would
recommend immersing
yourself in this new eight-part
series from More4, which
ambles through rural working
lives in the Lake District and
the Yorkshire Dales; it is the
television equivalent of Xanax.
Concentrating on farmers,
cheese-shop owners and dog
racers, the documentary is
filled with soaring shots of
majestic landscapes and
hearty, ruddy-cheeked types
who think of Kendal as the
bustling metropolis. It is
absurdly gentle and all the
better for it. Voiced in
soothing, rolling tones by the
Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan,
the nearest we get to thrills
here is when a young farmer
misplaces a list of sheep. This
opening episode features a
sheep farmer, John Dawson of
Bleak Bank Farm, who is
training up his son William in
the family trade and
understated Yorkshire
humour. We’re told their trip
to the auction, to flog their
Masham gimmer lambs, is the
most important day of the
year for the Dawsons. The
farm’s fortunes depend on it.
If the day goes well? “Oh no,”
says John, “we don’t do a
celebration, no.” We also meet
the cheese-shop owners Jules
and John, whose greatest
concern in life is the speed of
the broadband in their village,
and the hound-trail racer
Denise, who is preparing her
dogs for a competitive sprint
round the Bowl of Buttermere,
a tradition that goes back
200 years. There is a time
and a place for challenging,
thought-provoking television,
but for something to slow the
heart rate, this is reet gradley.
Chris Bennion
Further recommendations
Yorkshire: A Year in the Wild takes viewers through 12 months in
the Dales and the North York Moors. Available now on My5.tv
Broken
Hospital
Life Behind Bars
The Leftovers
BBC One, 9pm
BBC Two, 9.30pm
Channel 4, 9pm
Sky Atlantic, 10pm
Jimmy McGovern’s exemplary
drama comes to an end tonight
and will make uncomfortable
viewing for betting-shop
owners across the country. Phil
Davis makes a horribly effective
cameo as one tonight, after the
daughter of Roz Demichelis,
who killed herself because of
her gambling addiction, takes a
sledgehammer to his store.
“You don’t ban booze ’cos of a
few pissheads,” he snarls. What
will Father Kerrigan (Sean
Bean) make of this vandalism?
He turns to Matthew XXI.
Kerrigan is the sort of figure
Britain could do with more of.
Loyal, compassionate, tough.
A Bafta for Bean, please. CB
If you’re in any doubt about
the effect that years of savage
cuts to mental healthcare in the
NHS have had, watch this
edition of Hospital. With less
care and support available,
more mental health patients
and their families are turning
to our already overstretched
A&E departments. At St Mary’s,
London, which has no mental
health provision on site, this
leads to a labyrinthine search
for a bed, somewhere,
anywhere, with vulnerable
patients waiting in chaotic
wards for days. Not hours —
days. Impassioned, angry,
but clear-eyed television.
A must-watch. CB
Channel 4’s ever-curious
cameras go inside the visiting
room of HMP Low Moss near
Glasgow to observe that
long-held prison institution,
the visiting hour. Mark from
Manchester — who struggled
at first because “everyone was
speaking all sorts of Scottish
languages” — has a chuckle
with his daughters; Gary plans
his wedding with his fiancée;
David’s mum tells him that he
has “made a pure c***” of
himself. However, it is Mike
and his 81-year-old father, a
retired minister, who make the
most compelling viewing. The
father demands absolution,
the son needs a hug. CB
The third season of Damon
Lindelof’s Twin Peaks-esque
drama is also its last, but, given
that Lindelof is also responsible
for the mind-boggling Lost,
don’t expect any concrete
answers by the end. We are now
almost seven years on from the
Sudden Departure (in which
millions disappeared into thin
air) and three years on from
the events of season two. Kevin
(Justin Theroux) is now chief of
police in Jarden — the “miracle”
city where no one disappeared
— the world is still crammed
with obscure doomsday cults
and the answer to it all may lie
in Australia. Christopher
Eccleston co-stars. CB
Catch
up
Supercharged Otters:
Natural World
BBC iPlayer, to July 20
You may think you like otters,
but there is not a chance on
earth that you like otters
as much as Charlie Hamilton
James. The wildlife
cameraman
has been
filming
them for
25 years and is utterly besotted
(bes-otter-ed?) by them. While
his hyperbole goes a little far
at times — at one point
he describes otters as
“near-mythical” — this
hour-long look at
the animal is as
irresistible as it
is fascinating.
Alongside the
obligatory shots of
otters looking
heart-meltingly
cute, Hamilton
James conducts
experiments to explore
their physiology in
great detail, on land and
on water, to see what
makes them such
excellent predators.
Chris Bennion
Variations
● BBC Two Wales As BBC Two except:
11.15pm First Minister’s Questions
12.05am Horizon: Dawn of the Driverless
Car (r) 1.05-1.15 Coast (r)
● BBC1 N Ireland As BBC One except:
10.40pm Real Lives Reunited (r) 11.10
Cadet Abuse Cover-Up: Panorama 11.50
Bus Wars (r) 12.20am-6.00 BBC News
● BBC1 Scotland As BBC One except:
8.00pm-9.00 River City 10.45 Holby City
11.45 Cadet Abuse Cover-Up: Panorama
12.25am Bus Wars (r) 12.55 Weather for
the Week Ahead 1.00-6.00 BBC News
● Channel As ITV London except:
12.35am-3.00 ITV Nightscreen
● ITV Wales As ITV London except:
10.40pm Wales on TV 11.10-11.40
Amazing Animal Births
● STV As ITV London except: 10.30pm
Scotland Tonight 11.05 Davina McCall: Life
at the Extreme (r) 12.05am After Midnight
1.35 ITV Nightscreen 4.35 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (r) 5.30-6.00 Teleshopping
● UTV As ITV London except: 10.40pm
The Secret World of Posh Pets 11.10-11.40
Amazing Animal Births 12.35am
Teleshopping 1.35-3.00 ITV Nightscreen
● S4C 6.00am Cyw: Do Re Mi Dona (r)
6.15 Guto Gwningen (r) 6.30 Halibalw (r)
6.40 Octonots (r) 6.55 Bing (r) 7.00 Patrôl
Pawennau 7.15 Meripwsan (r) 7.20 Blero
yn Mynd i Ocido (r) 7.35 Ysbyty Cyw Bach
(r) 7.50 Nodi (r) 8.00 Tili a’i Ffrindiau (r)
8.15 Y Brodyr Coala (r) 8.25 Y Teulu Mawr
(r) 8.35 Holi Hana (r) 8.45 Abadas (r) 9.00
Wibli Sochyn y Mochyn (r) 9.10 Hafod
Haul (r) 9.25 Popi’r Gath (r) 9.35 Ty Mel (r)
9.45 Pentre Bach (r) 10.00 Do Re Mi Dona
(r) 10.15 Guto Gwningen (r) 10.30 Halibalw
(r) 10.40 Octonots (r) 10.55 Bing (r) 11.00
Patrôl Pawennau (r) 11.15 Meripwsan (r)
11.20 Blero yn Mynd i Ocido (r) 11.35
Ysbyty Cyw Bach (r) 11.50 Nodi (r) 12.00
Heno (r) 1.00pm News S4C a’r Tywydd
1.05 Prynhawn Da 2.00 Live Seiclo: Le
Tour de France 4.15 Cyw 5.00 Stwnsh:
Ffeil 5.05 Y Gemau Gwyllt (r) 5.30 Tag
6.00 News S4C a’r Tywydd 6.05 Dudley:
Cymru ar Blât (r) 6.30 Cythrel Canu (r)
7.00 Heno 7.30 Rownd a Rownd 8.00
Pobol y Cwm 8.25 Blwyddyn y Bugail:
Ioan Doyle (r) 9.00 News 9 a’r Tywydd
9.30 Y Ditectif 10.00 Seiclo: Le Tour de
France 10.30-11.35 Mynyddoedd Y Byd:
Yr Alpau: Jason Mohammad (r)
(AD) Audio description (HD) High Definition
(r) repeat (SL) In-vision signing
Films of the day
Last Holiday (U, 1950)
Talking Pictures, 4pm
JB Priestley wrote the screenplay for this delicate, occasionally
dark romantic comedy-drama about a farm equipment salesman
with only weeks to live. On finding out he is not long for this world,
George Bird (Alec Guinness), a lonely bachelor, withdraws his life
savings for a final holiday at an upmarket resort. His arrival causes
a bit of a stir as his fellow guests speculate about his identity. During
his stay he finds all the things that had been missing from his life,
acquiring friends and influence, and falling in love. Priestley’s bleak
ending was criticised at the time — a 2005 remake, with Queen
Latifah, opted for a happier denouement. (89min) Joe Clay
Experimenter (12, 2015)
Film4, 11.20pm
In 1961 Stanley Milgram’s “obedience
test” experiments at Yale University
ruffled quite a few feathers.
Subjects were asked to administer
increasingly large electric shocks to
strangers, with the knowledge it
could kill that person — two thirds
administered the “fatal” dosage,
proving, to Milgram, that most people would follow any order from
an authority figure. With the Adolf Eichmann trial going on in the
background, Milgram’s work gained a sinister reputation. Michael
Almereyda’s playful biopic stars a compelling Peter Sarsgaard as
Milgram. It delves deep into the experiments — queasy stuff —
before showing how Milgram coped with his fame. Winona Ryder,
pictured, is Milgram’s wife, Sasha. (98min) Chris Bennion
Sex, Lies and Videotape (18, 1989)
Film4, 1.15am
Steven Soderbergh arguably kick-started the 1990s indie cinema
movement with this smart, provocative drama. Deception, desire
and voyeurism are the themes that seduced the Cannes jury into
giving Soderbergh the top prize for his feature debut. Peter
Gallagher is a yuppie lawyer with a beautiful, distant wife (Andie
MacDowell) who has lost all interest in the physical side of their
relationship. Fortunately, her sister (Laura San Giacomo) has no
such scruples. Completing the quartet of sexual dysfunction is
James Spader, who established himself as the thinking woman’s
pervert of choice in his role as Graham Dalton. (100min)
Wendy Ide
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6.00am Breakfast (HD) 9.15
Crimewatch Roadshow (HD) 10.00
Homes Under the Hammer (AD) (HD)
11.00 Kitchen Garden Live with the
Hairy Bikers (HD) 11.45 Caught Red
Handed. Two jewellers in London are
victims of an armed robbery, but the
perpetrator soon becomes a fugitive
in a high speed car chase (r) (AD)
(HD) 12.15pm Bargain Hunt. From
the East of England Showground in
Peterborough (r) (AD) (HD) 1.00 BBC
News at One; Weather (HD) 1.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather 1.45 Live
Wimbledon 2017. Sue Barker presents
the latest from the All England Club,
where day two continues, with the
focus on the seeded players in Centre
Court and Court One (HD) 6.00 BBC
News at Six; Weather (HD) 6.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather
6.25am Bargain Hunt (r) (AD) (HD)
7.10 The Super League Show 8.00
Sign Zone: DIY SOS — The Big Build (r)
(AD,SL) 9.00 Victoria Derbyshire (HD)
11.00 Daily Politics. With Jo Coburn
(HD) 11.30 Live Wimbledon 2017. Sue
Barker introduces live coverage as
the second day’s play at the All
England Club gets under way, with
the first round in the men’s and ladies’
singles set to continue. Weather
permitting, the line-up for the second
round will be decided by the end of
the day, with the bottom half of the
men’s draw and the top half of the
ladies’ taking place today. Day two
traditionally sees the defending
ladies’ champion begin the defence of
her title, but Serena Williams is absent
this year due to pregnancy, leaving
the draw wide open (HD)
6.00am Good Morning Britain (HD)
8.30 Lorraine (HD) 9.25 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (HD) 10.30 This Morning
(HD) 12.30pm Loose Women. More
interviews and topical debate from
a female perspective (HD) 1.30 ITV
News; Weather 1.55 Regional News;
Weather 2.00 Judge Rinder. Cameras
follow the criminal barrister Robert
Rinder as he takes on real-life cases
in a studio courtroom (r) (HD) 3.00
David Dickinson’s Name Your Price.
Game show in which three pairs of
contestants compete against one
another to correctly value antiques
or collectibles in order to win a cash
prize (AD) (HD) 4.00 Tipping Point.
Arcade-themed quiz (r) (HD) 5.00 The
Chase. Quiz show hosted by Bradley
Walsh (r) (HD) 6.00 Regional News;
Weather 6.30 ITV News; Weather
6.00am Countdown (r) (HD) 6.45 Will
& Grace (r) 7.35 Everybody Loves
Raymond (r) 8.35 Frasier (r) (AD)
10.05 Undercover Boss USA (r) (HD)
11.00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun
(r) (HD) 12.00 Channel 4 News
Summary (HD) 12.05pm Couples
Come Dine with Me (r) (HD) 1.05 Posh
Pawnbrokers (r) (HD) 2.10
Countdown. With Greg Rusedski (HD)
3.00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun (r)
(HD) 4.00 Best of Both Worlds. A
Home Counties air stewardess and a
Newcastle duo seek their ideal
properties (HD) 5.00 Four in a Bed.
Barton Gate Farm in Holsworthy,
Devon (r) (HD) 5.30 Come Dine with
Me (r) (HD) 6.00 The Simpsons (r)
(AD) 6.30 Hollyoaks. Myra is furious
to hear that Goldie is considering
going on the run (AD) (HD)
6.00am Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright
Stuff (HD) 11.15 House Doctor (r) (AD)
(HD) 12.10pm 5 News Lunchtime (HD)
12.15 Big Brother (r) (HD) 1.10 Access.
Showbiz news and gossip 1.15 Home
and Away (AD) (HD) 1.45 Neighbours
(AD) (HD) 2.15 NCIS: Los Angeles.
Deeks tries to protect his best friend
from a group of arms traffickers (r)
(HD) 3.15 FILM Presumed Dead in
Paradise (12, TVM, 2013) A teenager
survives a brush with death while on
holiday, only to discover she has been
the victim of a sinister conspiracy.
Thriller starring Malese Jow and
Olivia d’Abo (HD) 5.00 5 News at 5
(HD) 5.30 Neighbours. Leo deals with
a life-or-death situation (r) (AD) (HD)
6.00 Home and Away. Roo undergoes
emergency surgery (r) (AD) (HD) 6.30
5 News Tonight. Headlines (HD)
Sean Bean in Broken (9pm)
Dr Colin Mitchell (9.30pm)
Emma has plans for Arthur (7pm)
Love at first bite? First Dates (10pm)
Alan Davies at Millbrook (8pm)
7.00 Emmerdale Emma has an idea
about how to manipulate
Arthur, while Tracy is saddened
that her dad has not changed
after all. Meanwhile, Rhona
admits to Vanessa that she is
scared Pierce will twist things
in court (AD) (HD)
7.00 Channel 4 News Including
sport and weather (HD)
7.00 FIA World Rally Championship
Highlights Action from the
Rally Poland, the eighth round
of the season, which was based
in Mikolajki, north of Warsaw, in
the Masurian lake district (HD);
followed by 5 News Update
8.00 Midsomer Murders Farmer
Alex Preston is found dead at
the sacred Crowcall stone circle
in Midsomer Mow. Suspicion
initially falls on local druids led
by high priests Ezra Canning
and Leticia Clifford, since
Preston’s plans to plough Gorse
Meadow would have barred
their access to the site. Barnaby
and Jones are joined by new
pathologist Kate Wilding to
investigate, and as the case
wears on, the inspector
becomes convinced greed
rather than spiritualism is the
motive (5/8) (r) (AD) (HD)
8.00 Tried and Tasted: The Ultimate
Shopping List Experts taste-test
chocolate sponge pudding (HD)
8.00 The Dog Rescuers with Alan
Davies Helen saves Turner and
Hooch, two Dogues de
Bordeaux found abandoned in
a garden, while Becky sets off
to find a dog spotted in a flood
relief channel (AD) (HD);
followed by 5 News Update
9.00 Life Behind Bars: Visiting Hour
Documentary about inmates
at HMP Low Moss, one of
Scotland’s largest maximum
security prisons. It offers an
insight into people doing hard
time as they meet loved ones.
See Viewing Guide (AD) (HD)
9.00 The Hotel Inspector Alex
Polizzi helps business partners
Rowena and Mike who are
running a boutique hotel near
Bath that is on the brink of
going under (2/10) (HD)
10.00 ITV News at Ten; followed by
Regional News and ITV Weather
10.00 First Dates Diners include
a 65-year-old dominatrix
looking for romance, a t’ai chi
enthusiast, a woman looking
for a man with a sense of
adventure, and a Christmas
tree farmer (AD) (HD)
10.00 Big Brother Marcus Bentley
narrates the daily round-up of
highlights, featuring the latest
tasks, games, arguments,
laughs, diary room visits and
bedroom chit-chat (HD)
11.05 24 Hours in Police Custody
Officers prepare to interview
a care worker who has been
brought in for questioning
despite her adamant denial
of the theft of a gold bracelet
from someone she was looking
after (r) (AD) (HD)
11.05 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side
Rylan Clark-Neal has the latest
developments and invites his
studio audience and famous
guests to discuss how the
Big Brother housemates
are getting on (HD)
12.05am Music on 4 (HD) 12.35 The
World’s Weirdest Weather (r) (AD)
(HD) 1.30 Real, Fake or Unknown (r)
(HD) 2.25 FILM Storage 24 (15, 2012)
(HD) 3.50 Fill Your House for Free (r)
(HD) 4.10 Selling Houses (HD) 5.05
Location, Location, Location (r) (SL)
12.05am Tantastic: 50 Shades of
Orange (r) (HD) 1.00 SuperCasino
3.10 Eamonn & Ruth Do Dubai (r)
(HD) 4.00 World’s Most Pampered
Pets (r) (SL) (HD) 4.45 House Doctor
(r) (SL) 5.10 House Busters (r) (SL)
5.35 Wildlife SOS (r) (SL)
7.00 The One Show Live chat and
topical reports, presented by
Matt Baker and Alex Jones (HD)
7.30 EastEnders Things remain
tense between Sonia and
Martin as they argue over
where Bex should live (AD) (HD)
8.00 Holby City Morven will not
accept the circumstances of
a close tragedy, while a familiar
face arrives on Keller for
emergency surgery, putting
Sacha in a compromising
position (AD) (HD)
9.00 Broken Father Michael visits
the Demichelis children who are
struggling to cope, but his offer
of help is initially rejected by
Chloe, whose anger results in
drastic action. See Viewing
Guide (6/6) (AD) (HD)
10.00 BBC News at Ten (HD); followed
by BBC Regional News and
National Lottery Update
10.45 Cadet Abuse Cover-Up:
Panorama Katie Razzall
investigates sexual abuse
within the cadet forces (HD)
11.25 Bus Wars Charting the work
of tourist buses in Belfast
(1/3) (r) (AD) (HD)
11.55 Weather for the Week Ahead
12.00 BBC News (HD)
8.30 Today at Wimbledon
Clare Balding presents
highlights of the first-round
matches on day two at the
All England Club, where the
third Grand Slam tournament
of the year continued on the
grass courts (HD)
9.30 Hospital Cameras follow
patients who face a long wait,
including a woman with serious
mental health issues, and there
is also footage of dementia
sufferers seeking treatment.
See Viewing Guide (3/4) (HD)
10.30 Newsnight The day’s events
presented by Evan Davis (HD)
11.15 Horizon: Dawn of the
Driverless Car Exploring the
artificial intelligence required to
replace human drivers, focusing
on issues including the ethics of
driverless car crashes and the
impact on jobs (r) (HD)
12.15am Sign Zone: Doctor in the
House. Dr Rangan Chatterjee helps a
woman diagnosed with 10 different
conditions (r) (AD,SL) 1.15-2.15 The Life
Swap Adventure. A nurse from
Nottingham and a B&B owner from
Alaska swap places (r) (AD,SL)
10.40Davina McCall: Life at the
Extreme A look at how people
and animals survive in hostile
environments, beginning in one
of the hottest places on earth
— Namibia in southwest Africa
(1/4) (r) (AD) (HD)
11.40 The Chase Quiz show hosted
by Bradley Walsh (r) (HD)
12.35am Jackpot247 3.00 Loose
Women. More interviews and topical
debate from a female perspective (r)
(HD) 3.50 ITV Nightscreen (HD) 5.05
The Jeremy Kyle Show. The host
invites guests to air their differences
over relationship issues (r) (SL) (HD)
8.30 Supershoppers The team
explains how switching
supermarket aisles can save
customers money (HD)
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Roger Bannister
Tuesday 4 | Primetime digital guide
Everest on the Track tells
the gruelling story of the
first sub four-minute mile
BBC Four, 11pm
FV Freeview FS Freesat
BBC Four
ITV3
More4
Film4
Sky1
Sky Atlantic
FV 9, FS 107, SKY 116, VIRGIN 107
FV 10, FS, 115, SKY 119, VIRGIN 117
FV 14, FS 124, SKY 138, VIRGIN 195
FV 15, FS 300, SKY 315, VIRGIN 428
SKY 106, VIRGIN 110
SKY 108
7.00pm 100 Days+ (S)
7.30 Great British Railway
Journeys Michael Portillo
visits Big Pit coal mine in
Blaenavon (AD) (R) (S)
8.00 Britain Beneath Your Feet
Dallas Campbell takes
an underground look at
Britain (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 The Queen Mary: Greatest
Ocean Liner Documentary
exploring the life of the
Clyde-built ship (AD) (R) (S)
10.00 Photographing Africa
Harry Hook captures
images of some of Africa’s
most remote tribes and
peoples (AD) (R) (S)
11.00 Roger Bannister: Everest
on the Track The story of
the first four-minute mile is
told by Bannister, his rival
John Landy, Sebastian Coe,
and others (AD) (R) (S)
12.00-1.00am The Brits Who Built
the Modern World Our
architecture heritage (R) (S)
7.00pm Murder, She Wrote
A scientist fakes his own
death, but is later murdered
for real — leaving Jessica
to prove the innocence of
the police’s chief suspect
(AD) (R) (S)
8.00 The Booze Cruise 2: The
Treasure Hunt Sequel to the
2003 one-off comedy
drama, in which Dave, Rob
and Maurice embark on a
two-day charity treasure
hunt, while trying to be nice
to an unpleasant client of
Dave’s (AD) (R) (S)
10.00 Law & Order: UK
A psychiatrist is stabbed
to death (AD) (R) (S)
11.00-1.15am Inspector Morse An
aristocrat goes missing,
along with his collection of
explicit erotic paintings —
and Morse’s investigation
provides him with a
close-up view of the upper
crust’s dark side (R) (S)
6.55pm The Supervet A four-yearold chinchilla arrives for
surgery on a broken leg,
while a puppy is rushed to
the practice after being hit
by a van. Plus, a Labrador
undergoes an awkward
operation (AD) (R) (S)
7.55 Grand Designs Kevin
McCloud revisits Claire
Farrow and Ian Hogarth
who built a home containing
a sauna, spa, dance floor
and DJ booth on a small
patch of land in London
in 2010 (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 The Yorkshire Dales and
the Lakes New series.
Cameras follow workers of
the Lake District and the
Yorkshire Dales. See
Viewing Guide (AD) (S)
10.00 The Baby Boomers’ Guide
to Growing Old (AD) (S)
11.05-12.50am Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA Revisiting
several restaurants (R) (S)
5.10pm FILM Rio Grande (U, 1950)
John Ford’s Western
starring John Wayne,
Maureen O’Hara and Ben
Johnson (AD) (S)
7.15 FILM A Thousand Words
(12, 2012) A dishonest
literary agent is placed
under a curse that means he
is only able to say 1,000
more words in his life.
Comedy starring Eddie
Murphy and Kerry
Washington (S)
9.00 FILM The Hunger Games:
Mockingjay — Part 1 (12,
2014) Katniss Everdeen
becomes the figurehead of
a revolution against the
despotic Panem regime.
Sci-fi adventure sequel with
Jennifer Lawrence (S)
11.20-1.15am FILM Experimenter
(12, 2015) Fact-based
drama starring Peter
Sarsgaard and Winona
Ryder. See Film Choice (S)
7.00pm The Simpsons Bart goes
to work in a burlesque
theatre and proves a hit
with its clientele — until
Marge turns up (R) (S)
7.30 The Simpsons
Homer worries about
his marriage (R) (S)
8.00 A League of Their Own The
comedy quiz returns, with
Andy Carroll, David
Walliams and Melanie C
joining the host James
Corden and regulars Jamie
Redknapp, Andrew Flintoff
and Jack Whitehall (AD) (R)
9.00 FILM Underworld (15, 2003)
A vampire fighting a war
against werewolves falls in
love with a human whom
her enemies have plans for.
Supernatural action thriller
starring Kate Beckinsale (S)
11.15 The Simpsons Mr Burns
is sent to prison (R) (S)
11.45-12.15am The Simpsons Lisa
changes her image (R) (S)
7.00pm CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation Part one of
two. A man accused of
murdering his wife and
colleagues takes a woman
hostage in a casino hotel
room, forcing Brass to
negotiate (R) (S)
8.00 Blue Bloods Jamie and
Eddie suspect foul play
when they respond to a
distress call from a woman
and find her EMT husband
did not respond to her 911
call (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 The South Bank Show
Melvyn Bragg talks to the
American author George RR
Martin (1/6) (R) (S)
10.00 The Leftovers New series.
As the seventh anniversary
of the Sudden Departure
approaches, Kevin does his
best to forget that he died.
See Viewing Guide
11.15-12.25am The Leftovers
Nora travels to St Louis (S)
ITV2
ITV4
E4
5STAR
5USA
Drama
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FV 20, FS 158, SKY 158, VIRGIN 128
7.00pm You’ve Been Framed!
Gold Narrated by Harry Hill
7.30 You’ve Been Framed! Gold
8.00 Two and a Half Men
9.00 Love Island Relationshipbased reality show in which
singletons seeking a summer of
romance compete to pair off in
Majorca, in the hope of finding love
10.00 Family Guy
10.30 Family Guy
11.00 Family Guy
11.30 Family Guy
11.55-12.30am American Dad!
7.00pm Tour de France Highlights
Action from stage four, shown live
earlier from 11am
8.00 Monster Carp Seeking out
giant carp across the world
9.00 Benidorm Mateo reveals his
mother-in-law Dolores is
threatening to kill him, while Clive
tries to retrieve his 5,000 euros
from property developer Monty
10.05-12.20am FILM Eraser (15,
1996) Action thriller starring
Arnold Schwarzenegger, James
Caan and Vanessa L Williams
7.00pm Hollyoaks
Sienna confides in Farrah about
wanting Warren to open up more
7.30 The Goldbergs
8.00 The Big Bang Theory
8.30 The Big Bang Theory
9.00 Rude Tube Clips include one
of the worst wedding ring
deliveries ever
10.00 8 Out of 10 Cats Jimmy Carr
hosts the comedy panel show
10.50 The Big Bang Theory
11.20 The Big Bang Theory
11.50-12.50am Gogglebox
6.30pm Home and Away Justin,
Scarlett and Mason search
frantically for Brody
7.05 Dance Moms
8.00 Finding Carter The teen
meets bad boy Crash
9.00 On Benefits: It’s a Hard
Knock Life Documentary
10.00 Wentworth Prison Vera asks
Franky to replace Joan as top dog,
but Doyle has other plans, and Allie
is planning to get rid of Ferguson
11.05 South Park
11.30-12.05am South Park
7.00pm CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation A television talent
show contestant is murdered
8.00 NCIS A Navy lieutenant is
found dead at the Pentagon
9.00 NCIS Tony’s one-time
Baltimore PD partner is murdered
10.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit A woman’s claim of
rape is brought into doubt
11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit A lawyer is found dead
12.00-1.00am Law & Order: Los
Angeles Crime drama
6.40pm Last of the Summer Wine
The trio find a canoe
7.20 Keeping Up Appearances
Hyacinth finds a hobby for Richard
8.00 Miss Marple The sleuth
journeys around England
10.00 Jonathan Creek The duo
investigate the case of a murdered
drug-runner who seems to
have returned from the dead to
exact vengeance on his killers
using the power of voodoo
11.10-12.20am Jonathan Creek
A policewoman is murdered
Yesterday
Spike
Dave
PBS America
Sky Arts
Sky Living
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FV 31, FS 141, SKY 160
FV 12, SKY 111, VIRGIN 127
FSAT 156, SKY 534, VIRGIN 276
SKY 121, VIRGIN 122
SKY 107, VIRGIN 112
7.00pm Coast The team explores
stories linked to sea cliffs around
the UK, with Nick Crane visiting
East and North Yorkshire coasts
8.00 Prince John: The Windsors’
Tragic Secret The life of King
George V’s youngest child
9.00 The Two Ronnies
9.50 The Best of Tommy Cooper
Comedy highlights
10.20 Goodnight Sweetheart
11.00 Coast Sea cliffs
12.00-1.00am World War II:
The Price of Empire
7.00pm Police Interceptors: Under
Attack Footage of assaults on
members of the unit
8.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away
Two agents evict a tenant who is
£14,000 in rent arrears
9.00 World’s Deadliest Weather:
Caught on Camera
10.00 Wynonna Earp The Earp
heir and her fellow Black Badge
bearers face a ferocious new threat
11.00-12.45am FILM Setup (15,
2011) Crime thriller starring Bruce
Willis and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
7.00pm Sin City Motors
Steve aims to make a big rig rat rod
out of a ’79 Peterbilt
8.00 QI XL Stephen Fry prepares
for the festive period with some
seasonal merriment
9.00 Taskmaster The rivals meet
the Mayor of Chesham
10.00 Room 101
10.40 Room 101
11.20 Mock the Week With guests
Milton Jones and Ed Byrne
12.00-1.00am Taskmaster The
rivals meet the Mayor of Chesham
6.05pm Space Men The story of a
pioneering group of US Air Force
scientists and pilots
7.10 War Crimes: Dead Reckoning
Covering up civilian deaths
8.15 Air Warriors Examining the
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, a large
military transport aircraft
9.25 Last Days in Vietnam
Documentary about the final
weeks of the Vietnam War
11.25-12.20am CIA Confidential
The CIA’s quest to find and capture
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
7.00pm Live from the Artists Den
American blues rock band
Alabama Shakes perform in front
of around 500 fans at the Loveless
Barn in Nashville, Tennessee
8.00 The Art Show James Fox
explores the art of Jodhpur
9.00 Frank Sinatra: The Voice of
America Profile of the singer
11.00 Inside the Actors Studio: Jeff
Daniels James Lipton interviews
the star of stage, film and television
12.00-1.00am Discovering: Gina
Lollobrigida Profile of the actress
7.00pm Stop, Search, Seize
Documentary following the work
of Ireland’s border force
8.00 Elementary Holmes and
Watson try to find the person
behind Morland’s attack
9.00 Criminal Minds
The remains of a dozen people are
found along a creek bed
10.00 Criminal Minds
An old enemy reveals the
whereabouts of his latest victim
11.00 Criminal Minds
12.00-1.00am Cold Case
W
Fox
Discovery
Nat Geographic
Comedy Central
Gold
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SKY 520, VIRGIN 250, BT 316
SKY 526, VIRGIN 266, BT 327
SKY 112, VIRGIN 132, BT 307
SKY 110, VIRGIN 124, BT 310
SKY 109, VIRGIN 125, BT 311
7.00pm NCIS Double bill
9.00 American Dad!
9.30 American Dad!
10.00 Shots Fired Information
from Cory helps Preston and Ashe
refine their list of suspects
11.00 Family Guy
11.30 Family Guy
12.00-12.30am American Dad!
7.00pm Fast N’ Loud
8.00 Deadliest Catch
9.00 Gold Divers The Pomrenkes
brave both land and sea to claim
new mining ground
10.00 Devil’s Canyon A tree
crushes John’s shelter
11.00 The Last Alaskans
12.00-1.00am Gold Divers
7.00pm Air Crash Investigation
A disastrous landing in 1999
8.00 War Heroes of the Skies
The triumphs of American pilot
Colonel Robin Olds
9.00 WWII’s Greatest Raids
10.00 Supercar Megabuild
11.00 Air Crash Investigation
12.00-12.30am Science of Stupid
7.00pm Friends Double bill
8.00 Most Ridiculous Weather
8.30 Most Ridiculous: Holidays
9.00 FILM Big Momma’s House 2
(PG, 2006) Comedy sequel
starring Martin Lawrence
11.00 Impractical Jokers
11.30 Impractical Jokers
12.00-12.30am Impractical Jokers
6.25pm Only Fools and Horses
Christmas special from 1993.
Del visits the dentist
8.15 Only Fools and Horses
Del faces an explosive situation
9.20 Gavin & Stacey
10.00 Live at the Apollo
11.00 Peep Show
11.35-12.25am The Young Ones
7.00pm One Born Every Minute
8.00 MasterChef USA
9.00 Criminal Minds: Beyond
Borders Investigating the death of
an 18-year-old American in Tijuana
10.00 Miranda
10.40 EastEnders
11.20-12.20am One Born Every
Minute Documentary
Sky Premiere
Sky Brits
Sky Family
Sky Action
Sky Select
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SKY 304, VIRGIN 434, BT 508
SKY 306, VIRGIN 436, BT 505
SKY 307, VIRGIN 437, BT 502
SKY 312, VIRGIN 442, BT 510
6.20pm Mr Right (15, 2015) Action
comedy starring Anna Kendrick
8.00 Morgan (15, 2016) Sci-fi
thriller starring Kate Mara, Anya
Taylor-Joy and Rose Leslie
9.45 Breakdown (15, 2016) A
contract killer begins to suffer
panic attacks, prompting his
employers to threaten the lives of
his family. Action thriller starring
Craig Fairbrass and James Cosmo
11.45-1.40am The Purge: Election
Year (15, 2016) Action horror with
Frank Grillo and Mykelti Williamson
6.55pm Bridget Jones’s Baby (15,
2016) Comedy sequel starring
Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth
9.00 Love Actually (15, 2003)
Interlinked tales of several people
in search of love. Richard Curtis’s
romantic comedy starring Hugh
Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Emma
Thompson, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy
and Liam Neeson
11.15-1.20am Four Weddings and a
Funeral (15, 1994) Romantic
comedy with Hugh Grant, Andie
MacDowell and John Hannah
7.00pm National Treasure (PG,
2004) A treasure-hunter sets out
to find a war chest hidden by
America’s founding fathers before
a treacherous rival gets hold of it.
Action adventure with Nicolas
Cage and Diane Kruger
9.15 Hook (U, 1991) Steven
Spielberg’s fantasy adventure
starring Robin Williams, Dustin
Hoffman and Julia Roberts
11.40-1.25am Turbo: A Power
Rangers Movie (PG, 1997) Sci-fi
adventure with Jason David Frank
6.20pm Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Man’s Chest (12, 2006)
Adventure sequel starring Johnny
Depp and Orlando Bloom
9.00 The Terminator (15, 1984)
A cyborg from the future is sent
back in time to kill a woman whose
unborn son is destined to save the
human race. Sci-fi thriller with
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda
Hamilton and Michael Biehn
10.50-12.55am The Bourne
Identity (12, 2002) Thriller starring
Matt Damon and Chris Cooper
6.00pm Dazed and Confused (18,
1993) Richard Linklater’s comedy
drama set on the last day of term in
1976. With Matthew McConaughey
8.00 Juno (12, 2007) A teenager
who gets pregnant after a
one-night stan, goes in search of
the perfect parents to adopt her
baby. Comedy with Ellen Page
9.40 The Darjeeling Limited (15,
2007) Comedy drama starring
Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody
11.15-12.40am Grandma (15, 2015)
Comedy drama starring Lily Tomlin
Ellen Page and Michael Cera are
teenagers in a quandary in the
comedy Juno (Sky Select, 8pm)
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saturday review 39
1GR
Tuesday 4
Sports guide
Live Speedway
BT Sport 1, 5.45pm
Radio 1
Sweden, Denmark, Russia and
Latvia compete in round two
of the Speedway World Cup
in Vastervik, Sweden. Great
Britain, skippered by Craig
Cook, pictured, were in action
on Saturday (BT Sport 2,
6.30pm), where they were
favourites to join Poland, who
qualify automatically, in the
final on July 8. Tonight’s winner
goes straight through, with the
second and third placed teams
competing in a play-off. JC
Sky Sports 1
SKY 401 VIRGIN 511 BT 402
9.00am Premier League 100
Club Robbie Keane
9.30 Premier League 100
Club Ian Wright
10.00 Premier League Years
12.00 Football’s Greatest
Teams Double bill
1.00pm Great Sporting
Moments Four episodes
2.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
3.00 Fight Night
5.00 Premier League 100
Club Double bill
6.00 Premier League
Legends Tony Adams
6.30 Football’s Greatest
Teams A look at the
successful Ajax team
of the early 1970s
7.00 LIVE Horse Racing
Coverage of this
evening’s meetings
9.00 Fight Night
11.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
12.00-1.00am Premier
League 100 Club
Sky Sports 2
SKY 402 VIRGIN 512 BT 403
9.00am Cricket’s Greatest
9.30 Cricket’s Greatest
10.00 Sky Sports Cricket Gold
10.30 Cricket Classics
11.30 Cricket’s Greatest
12.00 Cricket Classics
1.00pm CWC 2015: Greatest
Moments Double bill
3.00 Cricket Classics
5.00 Cricket’s Greatest
6.00 CWC 2015: Greatest
Moments Ireland v Zimbabwe
7.00 Great Sporting
Moments Four episodes
8.00 CWC 2015: Greatest
Moments Triple bill
11.00 Cricket Classics
12.00-1.00am Cricket’s
Greatest Two episodes
Sky Sports 3
SKY 403 VIRGIN 513
9.00am Time of Our Lives
10.00 NFL: America’s Game
11.00 Racing News
11.30 Sporting Triumphs
12.00 Sporting Rivalries
1.00pm NFL: Greatest Games
2.30 Sporting Records
3.00 Great Sporting
Moments Four episodes
4.00 Darts Gold
4.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
Radio guide
FM: 96.7-99.8 MHz
6.30am Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Adele Roberts 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00
Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie
Mac 9.00 BBC Radio 1 and
1Xtra’s Stories 10.02 Huw
Stephens 1.00am Annie
Nightingale 4.00 Jordan North
Radio 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
5.00 Sporting Heroes: Gary
Newbon Interviews Kelly
Holmes The former athlete
discusses her life and career
6.00 Sportswomen
6.30 Sporting Greats
7.00 British and Irish Lions
Tour New Zealand v British
& Irish Lions
10.00 NFL: America’s Game
11.00 Taekwondo
11.30 Darts Gold
12.00-1.00am Time of Our
Lives The 1972 Olympics
Sky Sports 5
SKY 405 VIRGIN 515 BT VISION+ 406
1.00am-3.00 LIVE WWE
Late Night Smackdown
Spectacular wrestling action
BT Sport 1
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9.15am PSA Squash
Highlights Action from Cairo
10.15 PSA Squash Highlights
11.15 MotoGP
12.15pm MotoGP Chequered
Flag Post-race show
1.15 Aviva Premiership Rugby
Highlights The second round
3.45 FIM Speedway World
Cup From King’s Lynn
5.45 LIVE FIM Speedway
World Cup Round two of the
Speedway World Cup in
Vastervik, Sweden
8.45 British Rally
Championship Highlights
9.45 WRC Review
10.45 UFC Classics
11.45-1.15am 30 for 30
Eurosport 1
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10.00am Cycling: Tour de
France Stage three
11.00 LIVE Cycling: Tour de
France Coverage of stage
four of the most prestigious
race on the calendar,
featuring a flat 207.5km
journey from Mondorf-lesBains to Vittel
4.45pm The Voxwomen
Cycling Show
5.15 Cycling: Elite Circuit
Series The Otley Grand Prix
5.45 Triathlon
6.45 Athletics: Diamond
League The Meeting de Paris
8.00 Cycling: Tour de France
9.30 Cycling: Spring Cup
10.00 Tennis: Wimbledon
11.30-12.30am Cycling:
Tour de France Stage four
5.00am Vanessa Feltz 6.30
Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce
12.00 Jeremy Vine 2.00pm
Steve Wright 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 Jamie Cullum 8.00 Jo
Whiley 10.00 Randy Newman’s
America 11.00 Nigel Ogden
11.30 Listen to the Band
12.00 Sounds of the 80s (r)
2.00am Radio 2’s Folk Playlist
Radio 3
FM: 90.2-92.4 MHz
6.30am Breakfast
9.00 Essential Classics
12.00 Composer of the Week:
Charpentier
1.00pm News
1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert Music by chamber
music composers Bruch and
Vaughan Williams at LSO
St Luke’s in London
2.00 Afternoon on 3
A concert from the Swedish
Radio Symphony Orchestra,
and fresh work from the New
Music Biennial as part of Hull
City of Culture 2017
4.30 In Tune
6.30 Composer of the Week:
Charpentier (r)
7.30 Radio 3 in Concert
Coverage of Midsummer
Music in the Chilterns, a
chamber music festival
artistically directed by the
pianist Paul Lewis, featuring
Bach, Mozart, Schubert and
Dvorak’s Dumky Trio
10.00 Free Thinking
10.45 The Essay: New
Generation Thinkers
11.00 Late Junction
12.30am Through the Night (r)
Radio 4
FM: 92.4-94.6 MHz
LW: 198 kHz MW: 720 kHz
5.30am News Headlines
5.43 Prayer for the Day
5.45 Farming Today
5.58 Tweet of the Day
6.00 Today
8.31 (LW) Yesterday in
Parliament
9.00 The Reith Lectures 2017
9.45 (LW) Daily Service
9.45 Book of the Week:
Big Pig, Little Pig By
Jacqueline Yallop (2/5)
10.00 Woman’s Hour
Discussion. Including at 10.45
the Drama: Tales of the City
— The Days of Anna Madrigal,
by Armistead Maupin (2/10)
11.00 Natural Histories
Today’s picks
Meet David Sedaris
Radio 4, 6.30pm
David Sedaris, pictured, is
such bliss. Particularly in the
dreaded 6.30 comedy slot,
one that it’s hard to turn on
without feeling just a little bit
nervous. No need for nerves; it
was radio that made Sedaris’s
name (he wrote a very funny,
dark description of being a
Christmas elf in a New York department store in the early
1990s) and he is just as good in this essay. It’s really just one
of his New Yorker articles read out, and in it he describes his
relationship with a fox called Carol. Giving animals names
such as Carol is usually a red flag, a warning sign that you are
in the presence of someone who is not only not very funny,
but who thinks that they in fact are. The sort of person
who, under other circumstances, might name their car.
This wonderful essay is an exception to that rule.
Catherine Nixey
11.30 Yangon Renaissance:
Punks, Poets and Painters
An insight into Myanmar life as
seen through the eyes of
Yangon’s young artists
12.01pm (LW) Shipping
Forecast
12.04 50 Things That Made
the Modern Economy
12.15 Call You and Yours
1.00 The World at One
1.45 Cold War: Stories from
the Big Freeze
2.00 The Archers (r)
2.15 Drama: Foreign Bodies —
Keeping the Wolf Out
By Philip Palmer.
Crime drama set in communist
Hungary in 1963 (2/3)
3.00 The Kitchen Cabinet
3.30 Making History
4.00 In the Criminologist’s
Chair With David Wilson
4.30 A Good Read. See Choice
5.00 PM With Eddie Mair
5.54 (LW) Shipping Forecast
6.00 Six O’Clock News
6.30 Meet David Sedaris.
See Choice
7.00 The Archers Will tries to
gather support
7.15 Front Row
7.45 Tales of the City: The
Days of Anna Madrigal
8.00 File on 4
8.40 In Touch
9.00 Inside Health
9.30 Out of the Ordinary (r)
10.00 The World Tonight
10.45 Book at Bedtime:
Dangerous Visions:
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury’s
dystopian sci-fi classic. Montag
is not certain of anything
anymore (2/10)
11.00 The Infinite Monkey
Cage Documentary (r)
11.30 Today in Parliament
12.00 News Headlines
12.30am Book of the Week:
Big Pig, Little Pig (r)
12.48 Shipping Forecast
1.00 As BBC World Service
Radio 5 Live
MW: 693, 909
5.00am Reports 5.15 Wake Up
to Money 6.00 5 Live Breakfast
A Good Read
Radio 4, 4.30pm
A Good Read seems to be
undergoing some sort of
strange transformation. It
used to feel really rather
scholarly; many of the guests
were writers or people who
had clearly spent a long time
thinking about writing. The
discussions were great:
thoughtful, illuminating and
almost always you found
yourself wanting to buy the
books they discussed. In this
series it is starting to feel as
though any old celebrity will
do. Today’s guests are Kathy
Burke and Tom Allen, and
they’re fine, perfectly fine.
But this is not what it was. CN
10.00 5 Live Daily with Adrian
Chiles 12.00 Live Wimbledon
5.00pm 5 Live Drive 7.00 5
Live Sport 7.30 5 Live Rugby
8.30 To Helmand and Back
9.30 5 Live Cycling 10.30 Phil
Williams 1.00am Up All Night
11.00 Craig Brown’s Lost
Diaries 11.25 Comedy Club
Interview 11.30 Bird Island
11.45 Tina C’s Tiny Island Tour
TalkSport
9.00am News 9.06 The Reith
Lectures 10.00 World Update
11.00 Newsroom 11.30 In the
Studio 12.00 News 12.06pm
Outlook 1.00 Newsroom 1.30
Documentary 2.00
Newshour 3.00 News 3.06
BBC World Hacks 3.30
Business 4.00 BBC OS 6.00
News 6.06 Outlook 7.00
Newsroom 7.30 Today at
Wimbledon 8.00 News 8.06
BBC World Hacks 8.30 Click
9.00 Newshour 10.00 News
10.06 Documentary 10.30 In
the Studio 11.00 Newsroom
11.20 Sports News 11.30
Business 12.00 News
12.06am The Forum 12.50
Sporting Witness 1.00 News
1.06 Business Matters 2.00
News 2.06 Newsroom 2.30
Documentary 3.00 News
3.06 HARDtalk 3.30 Compass
4.00 News 4.06 Outlook
MW: 1053, 1089 kHz
5.00am Geoff Peters 6.00
The Alan Brazil Sports
Breakfast with Micky Quinn
10.00 Jim White 1.00pm
Hawksbee and Jacobs 4.00
Danny Kelly and Darren
Gough 7.00 Live Kick-off
10.00 Sports Bar 1.00am
The Two Mikes 4.00 My
Sporting Life
Radio 4 Extra
Digital only
8.00am Steptoe and Son
8.30 The Men from the
Ministry 9.00 Dead Ringers
9.30 Getting Nowhere Fast
10.00 Rogue Herries 11.00
William Trevor’s A Bit on the
Side 11.15 An Oddly Complete
Understanding 12.00 Steptoe
and Son 12.30pm The Men
from the Ministry 1.00
Dissolution 1.15 Wide
Sargasso Sea 1.30 Journey of
a Lifetime 2.00 Swimming
Home 2.15 Plants: From Roots
to Riches 2.30 Eugene Onegin
2.45 A Voyage to Lundy 3.00
Rogue Herries 4.00 The
Museum of Curiosity 4.30
The Six Mothers-in-Law of
Henry VIII 5.00 Lucky
Heather 5.30 Alexei Sayle’s
Imaginary Sandwich Bar
6.00 The Routemasters 6.30
Sounds Natural 7.00 Steptoe
and Son 7.30 The Men from
the Ministry 8.00 Dissolution
8.15 Wide Sargasso Sea 8.30
Journey of a Lifetime 9.00
William Trevor’s A Bit on the
Side 9.15 An Oddly Complete
Understanding 10.00
Comedy Club: Alexei Sayle’s
Imaginary Sandwich Bar
10.30 The Maltby Collection
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10.00 Lauren Laverne
1.00pm Mark Radcliffe and
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Lamacq 7.00 Marc Riley 9.00
Gideon Coe 12.00 6 Music
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6.00am More Music
Breakfast 9.00 John Suchet
1.00pm Anne-Marie Minhall
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Wednesday 5 | Viewing guide
Critic’s choice
Joanna Lumley’s India
ITV, 9pm
Last year Sue Murphy,
ITV’s head of factual
entertainment, said that the
channel was “a bit bored with
spoilt celebrities getting an
all-expenses-paid trip”.
Murphy obviously doesn’t
count Joanna Lumley in
that bracket, because the
Absolutely Fabulous star is
following in the footsteps of
Paul Merton, Caroline
Quentin and Guy Martin (to
name but three) on a jaunt
across India. However,
Lumley was born there, so
she has a tangible connection
with the country — Murphy
insists that this sort of
travelogue is valid, as long
as the presenter can bring
authenticity and insight.
Lumley does that. Her first
port of call is the ancient
trading city of Madurai,
where she makes a faux pas
by sniffing a floral wreath —
the scent is for the gods, not
mere mortals such as our
fragrant host, even if she
did land the Bafta Fellowship
this year. Breathily
machinegunning adjectives
everywhere she goes,
Lumley experiences varied
adventures. She embarks
on a hair-raising motorbike
ride with an old friend and
in Hyderabad visits
“Tollywood”, the world’s
biggest film studio complex.
In Calcutta she meets a
handful of the 10,000 people
who identify as transgender
and have suffered violence
and rejection as a result. She
finishes on a personal note
in Sikkim, in the foothills of
the Himalayas, where her
grandfather was stationed
for many years and where
her mother spent her
childhood. “I swear I saw
her dancing amongst the
flowerbeds,” she says,
misty-eyed. Joe Clay
Further recommendations
Paul O’Grady is in India too — For the Love of Animals: India begins
with a trip to an elephant sanctuary near Delhi (ITV, 10.40pm)
The Week the
RHS Hampton
The Windsors
Landlords Moved In Court Flower Show Channel 4, 10pm
BBC One, 9pm
BBC Two, 9.30pm
“I am a winner,” says
twentysomething Jamie, who
along with his best pal, Dan,
has an impressive property
portfolio that, according to
Dan, enables them to
“outsource the parts of life we
don’t enjoy”. However, the pair
cannot outsource their part in
this experiment, in which they
move into the two-bedroom
property in Co Durham that
they let to a supermarket
manager called Michael. They
start off upbeat, but soon the
reality hits home, especially
trying to live on Michael’s
weekly budget of £71. JC
Monty Don and Joe Swift
preview what has become the
largest flower show in the
world since it began 27 years
ago. There are three
programmes showing on
consecutive nights, and
tonight the pair explore the
show gardens and discover
how the award-winning
designer Andy Sturgeon is
recycling Chelsea Flower
Show gardens of the past,
while Carol Klein is looking at
the best of the high-summer
exhibits in the Floral Marquee.
Tomorrow night Don visits the
new RHS Kitchen Garden. JC
Catch
up
Ian Hislop on the First Great
Immigration Row
BBC iPlayer, to July 22
Ian Hislop’s typically astute
examination of British
attitudes towards
immigration over the past
150 years is revealing.
While history shows us
that suspicions towards
foreigners
and antiimmigration
rhetoric have
been around
for a very
long time,
our borders and our minds
have never been so closed.
Perhaps, Hislop suggests, we
were guilty of being a little
naive once. He cites the
example of the French
extremist Simon François
Bernard, who sought asylum
in the UK before taking part in
a terrorist attack that left eight
Parisians dead. That was in
1858. If history — and Hislop’s
entertaining lesson — teaches
us anything, it is that
immigration has been a
political football for
decades. Hislop gets
bonus points too
for calling out Katie
Hopkins on her
extreme views.
Chris
Bennion
Returning for a second series,
after the Christmas special, is
the supremely rude and silly
comedy The Windsors — the
royal family reimagined as a
cheesy, Dynasty-style soap
opera. Joining the cast are
Gillian Bevan, as a flinty
Theresa May, and Kathryn
Drysdale, as Prince Harry’s
girlfriend, the actress Meghan
Markle. As ever the jokes are
obvious, but the determinedly
over-the-top performances —
as exemplified by Ellie White
and Celeste Dring as Beatrice
and Eugenie, and Richard
Goulding and Hugh Skinner
as Harry and Wills — are
comedy gold. Chris Bennion
Fargo
Channel 4, 10.30pm
The violence that has been
lurking beneath the surface
of the third season of Noah
Hawley’s distinctive drama
finally erupted at the end
of the last episode. Now
unleashed, it can’t go back
in the box. Ray and Nikki are
plotting their revenge after
her brutal beating, but, as
befits a champion bridge
player, she wants to make
sure their response is properly
thought through. Nikki might
regret her hesitation, because
Varga (David THewlis) is far
more decisive in his actions.
“Things of consequence
rarely happen by accident,”
he tells Emmit. JC
Variations
● BBC One Wales As BBC One except:
10.40pm Parents Who Catch
Paedophiles: Week in Week Out
11.10 Room 101: Extra Storage 11.50
Doctor in the House (r) 12.50am-12.55
Weather for the Week Ahead
● BBC1 N Ireland As BBC One except:
10.40pm The Irish Open Preview 11.10
Room 101: Extra Storage 11.50 Doctor in
the House (r) 12.50am-6.00 BBC News
● Channel As ITV London except:
12.40am-3.00 ITV Nightscreen
● STV As ITV London except: 10.30pm
Scotland Tonight 11.05 Paul O’Grady: For
the Love of Animals — India (r) 12.05am
After Midnight 1.35 Storage Hoarders (r)
2.25 ITV Nightscreen 4.35 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (r) 5.30-6.00 Teleshopping
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Heulwen a Lleu (r) 12.00 Llangollen 2017
1.55pm News S4C a’r Tywydd 2.00 Live
Seiclo: Le Tour de France 4.25 Cyw 5.00
Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 Sinema’r Byd 5.20
Llangollen 2017 5.35 Arwyr 999 (r) 6.00
News S4C a’r Tywydd 6.05 Cwpwrdd
Dillad (r) 6.30 Rhestr Gyda Huw Stephens
(r) 7.00 Heno 8.00 Pobol y Cwm. A nasty
accident leaves one of the villagers in a
coma 8.25 Codi Hwyl: Llydaw. John Pierce
Jones and Dilwyn Morgan sail to
Douarnenez 9.00 News 9 a’r Tywydd
9.30 Llangollen 2017. The Llangollen
International Musical Eisteddfod 10.30
Seiclo: Le Tour de France. Action from
stage five of the most prestigious race on
the calendar 11.00 3 Lle: Georgia Ruth
Williams (r) 11.30 Milwyr y Welsh Guards
(r) 12.00-1.05am Llangollen 2017 (r)
(AD) Audio description (HD) High Definition
(r) repeat (SL) In-vision signing
Films of the day
Footsteps in the Fog (U, 1955)
Film4, 1.05pm
Based on a short story by WW Jacobs, Footsteps in the Fog pairs
Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons, who were married at the
time, in a twisty crime thriller that feels a little like a turn-of-thecentury Fargo (the Coen Brothers film in which an amateur
crime goes very, very wrong). Granger’s fusty Stephen Lowry
bumps off his wife, but didn’t reckon on the maid, Lily Watkins
(Simmons), deciding to blackmail her master for promotion and
love. Soon, however, Lowry gets fed up with this latest woman in
his life . . . “When a man is close enough to kiss you, he is close
enough to kill you,” ran the tagline. (90min) Chris Bennion
The Imitation Game
(12, 2014)
Film4, 9pm
Playing Alan Turing, Benedict
Cumberbatch, pictured, is as
brilliant, enigmatic — and often
as mechanical — as the German
encryption machine he lives to
break. This take on his geek
manqué has a touch of The Social
Network about it, with emotional intelligence and fragrance
arriving in the form of colleague Joan Clarke, played by Keira
Knightley. Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear and Charles Dance (the
subject of tomorrow night’s Who Do You Think You Are?) add to
a terrific British cast. While the story nods to Turing’s ill-fated gay
private life (Turing received a royal pardon in 2013 for his 1952
conviction for gross indecency), it also has a whiff of Sunday
evening telly conventionality. (114min) Kate Muir
Stories We Tell (12, 2013)
Film4, 1.25am
In Stories We Tell, the Canadian director Sarah Polley starts to
make an almost hagiographic portrait of her mother, Diane, an
actress with a life-of-the-party personality who appears like
a strawberry-blonde wild child in the family’s Super 8 home
movies. Diane died when Polley was 11, leaving hints about Sarah
being different from her siblings. Instead of recounting her own
investigation, Polley recruits the family and their versions of the
supposed truth. However, the battle for control of the narrative
is won by Polley and her editing — and not all of the Super 8
footage is real. The result is a resounding success. (108min) KM
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Harry Enfield, Haydn Gwynne (10pm)
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7.00 The One Show Matt Baker and
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7.00 Emmerdale Emma’s scheme
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7.00 Channel 4 News Including
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7.00 GPs Behind Closed Doors: Best
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8.00 Watchdog Live Nick Hewer
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plumbing firm’s outrageous
overcharging is exposed (HD)
8.00 Love Your Garden Alan
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8.00 Ackley Bridge Kaneez is initially
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is considering the arranged
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8.00 The Highland Midwife New
series. Series taking viewers
to the unforgiving surrounds
of the Scottish Highlands,
following three expectant
mothers and the professionals
who attend them (1/3) (HD);
followed by 5 News Update
9.00 Joanna Lumley’s India
New series. Joanna Lumley
travels back to the country of
her birth, travelling the length
and breadth of India to explore
its diverse landscapes and
cultural traditions. See Viewing
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9.00 24 Hours in A&E A 58-year-old
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by a lorry, suffering severe
blood loss, and a 65-year-old
man is treated after falling
from a loft ladder (AD) (HD)
9.00 Where There’s Blame,
There’s a Claim A woman
who won a huge pay-out from
her dentist after a number of
botched dental jobs, but is still
waiting to receive the money
from her claim (2/3) (HD)
10.00 ITV News at Ten; followed by
Regional News and Weather
10.00 The Windsors New series.
Satirical comedy. See Viewing
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10.00 Big Brother Marcus Bentley
narrates the daily round-up of
highlights, featuring the latest
tasks, games, arguments,
laughs, diary room visits and
bedroom chit-chat (HD)
9.00 The Week the Landlords
Moved In Landlords Dan and
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in Co Durham when they move
into their tenant’s home and
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up for millionaire Prab. See
Viewing Guide (2/3) (AD) (HD)
10.00 BBC News at Ten (HD); followed
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10.45 Room 101: Extra Storage With
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7.30 Coronation Street Michelle
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8.30 Today at Wimbledon Clare
Balding introduces highlights of
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England Club, where the men’s
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continue with round two (HD)
9.30 RHS: Hampton Court Flower
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Viewing Guide (1/3) (HD)
10.30 Newsnight The day’s events
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10.40Paul O’Grady: For the Love
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animals in India, and his first
stop is an elephant sanctuary
south of Delhi (1/2) (r) (HD)
10.30 Fargo Ray and Nikki plot
revenge against Yuri and
Meemo, but are forced to use
caution when they see them
with their boss, while Emmit
and Sy listen to Varga’s plan
to expand Stussy Lots. See
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11.25 Doctor in the House Dr Rangan
Chatterjee helps a woman
diagnosed with 10 different
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11.15 Hospital Cameras follow
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a long wait, including a woman
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11.45 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories
The actor Nigel Havers reflects
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12.40am Jackpot247 3.00 1000
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12.30am 50 Shades of Gay (r) (AD)
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Location, Location, Location (r) (SL)
11.05 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side
Rylan Clark-Neal presents the
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The 39 Steps
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Rupert Penry-Jones stars in
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7.00pm 100 Days+ (S)
7.30 Great British Railway
Journeys Michael Portillo
visits Oxford University’s
Bodleian library (AD) (R) (S)
8.00 Sound of Cinema: The
Music That Made the
Movies How changing
technology has taken
film soundtracks in new
directions. Last in the
series (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 Spies of Warsaw The
adaptation of Alan Furst’s
spy novel concludes.
Mercier’s cover is
compromised while trying
to unearth German military
plans. Stars David Tennant
(AD) (R) (S)
10.30 The Last Dukes The lives of
those holding the hereditary
title (AD) (R) (S)
11.30-12.30am The Renaissance
Unchained Waldemar
Januszczak challenges
received wisdom (AD) (R) (S)
7.00pm Murder, She Wrote Jessica
discovers a link between the
death of a film fan and the
supposed suicide of a
director (AD) (R) (S)
8.00 Lewis The detective
investigates a possible link
between the disappearance
of a senior police officer and
the discovery of a recently
embalmed body (AD) (R) (S)
10.00 Law & Order: UK Ronnie and
Joe find a skeleton that has
been hidden inside a car in
the River Thames, and
discover the man’s death
dates back to the 1980s
Brixton riots (AD) (R) (S)
11.00-1.15am Inspector Morse
The master of a prestigious
college asks Morse to
investigate the
disappearance of one of his
colleagues. The subsequent
discovery of a dismembered
torso soon has everyone
fearing the worst (R) (S)
6.55pm The Supervet The
professor Noel Fitzpatrick
treats a Staffordshire Bull
Terrier that has problems
with its knees and struggles
to walk (AD) (R) (S)
7.55 Grand Designs Henning
Stummel and his partner
Alice Dawson plan to
convert a dilapidated joinery
workshop in north London
into a contemporary family
home and office (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 Grand Designs Australia
A couple who have given
themselves just two weeks
to construct a new home (S)
10.00 The Secrets of Sleep
A 36-year-old who has
finally received a diagnosis
of narcolepsy. Last in the
series (AD) (S)
11.05-12.10am 8 Out of 10
Cats Does Countdown
With David Mitchell,
Katherine Ryan and the
Brett Domino Trio (R) (S)
4.40pm FILM The Train (15, 1964)
French Resistance forces try
to stop the Nazis exporting
national treasures to
Germany. Adventure with
Burt Lancaster (S)
7.20 FILM Chronicle (12, 2012)
Three teenagers develop
superhuman abilities, but
one of them is corrupted by
his new-found power. Sci-fi
thriller starring Dane
DeHaan, Alex Russell and
Michael B Jordan (AD) (S)
9.00 FILM The Imitation Game
(12, 2014) The story of Alan
Turing, who broke vital Nazi
codes during the Second
World War, but was
condemned for his
homosexuality. Fact based
drama with Benedict
Cumberbatch. See Film
Choice (AD) (S)
11.15-1.25am FILM Predators (15,
2010) Sci-fi thriller sequel
starring Adrien Brody (S)
7.00pm The Simpsons Ned
Flanders’ home is destroyed
by a hurricane (R) (S)
7.30 The Simpsons An overdose
of spicy food causes Homer
to hallucinate (R) (S)
8.00 Freddie Fries Again Andrew
Flintoff and Rob Penn set off
on more adventures in their
chip van (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 Colony New series. Katie
and husband Will find
themselves on opposite
sides of the battle. Return of
the sci-fi drama starring
Josh Holloway (1/13) (S)
10.00 Karl Pilkington: The
Moaning of Life Karl
Pilkington tries to find out
how people achieve
happiness (AD) (R) (S)
11.00 Air Ambulance ER The work
of emergency helicopter
medical services (R) (S)
12.00-1.00am The Force:
Manchester
Documentary (AD) (R) (S)
7.00pm CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation Part two of
two. Brass fights for his life
after being shot, while the
team tries to focus on
investigating the death
of a man decapitated on
a train track (R) (S)
8.00 Blue Bloods Danny
investigates when an
ex-NYPD officer goes
missing, after she revealed
she wished to make amends
to a woman she wrongfully
convicted (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 Game of Thrones: Greatest
Moments A countdown of
the 20 most thrilling
moments from the fantasy
drama and a look at the
main contenders for the
Iron Throne. With
contributions by cast
members and fans (S)
11.00-12.10am Public Enemy The
Commissioner accuses
Chloe of acting alone (S)
ITV2
ITV4
E4
5STAR
5USA
Drama
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FV 24, FS 117, SKY 120, VIRGIN 118
FV 28, FS 122, SKY 136, VIRGIN 144
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FV 21, FS 129, SKY 174, VIRGIN 153
FV 20, FS 158, SKY 158, VIRGIN 128
7.00pm You’ve Been Framed!
Gold Harry Hill narrates viewers’
videos featuring famous lookalikes
7.30 You’ve Been Framed! Gold
8.00 Two and a Half Men
9.00 Love Island Relationshipbased reality show in which
singletons seeking a summer of
romance compete to pair off in
Majorca, in the hope of finding love
- and winning a £50,000 prize
10.00 Celebrity Juice
10.50 Family Guy
11.50-12.20am American Dad!
7.00pm Tour de France Highlights
Action from stage five, shown live
earlier from midday
8.00 Goodwood First Glance
Motoring enthusiasts from around
the world gathered for the historic
car and bike event
9.00 British Superbike
Championship Highlights Action
from the fifth round of the season,
staged at Snetterton in Norfolk
10.00-12.15am FILM Dr No (PG,
1962) The original James Bond
thriller starring Sean Connery
7.00pm Hollyoaks Grace thinks
she knows where Bart is buried
7.30 The Goldbergs
8.00 The Big Bang Theory Penny
makes an important decision
8.30 The Big Bang Theory Sheldon
is forced to take a holiday
9.00 FILM Die Hard 2 (18, 1990)
Action thriller sequel starring
Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia,
William Sadler and Franco Nero
11.30 The Big Bang Theory
11.55-12.25am The Big Bang
Theory Penny has a second date
7.00pm Dance Moms Abby makes
an important announcement
8.00 Countdown to Murder The
events that led Lorraine Thorpe to
kill twice when she was just 15
9.00 When Kids Kill Cases where
the killer argued that mental health
issues drove them to murder
10.00 Murder on the Internet
Conclusion of the documentary
about the dangers of online dating,
told through interviews with
friends and families of victims
11.05-12.05am South Park
7.00pm NCIS A member of the
NCIS team is targeted
8.00 NCIS Gibbs and the team
attend the funeral of a colleague
9.00 Law & Order The detectives
trace the identities of two
murdered teenagers
10.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit A student is murdered
11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit A student’s body is found
in a red-light district
12.00-1.00am Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit
6.40pm Last of the Summer Wine
Compo takes up motorcycling
7.20 Keeping Up Appearances
Hyacinth develops a passion for art
8.00 The 39 Steps A man goes on
the run when a spy is murdered in
his flat, and teams up with a
suffragette to uncover a
conspiracy. A BBC adaptation from
2008, with Rupert Penry-Jones,
Lydia Leonard and David Haig
10.00 Jonathan Creek A
policewoman is murdered
11.20-12.35am Jonathan Creek
Yesterday
Spike
Dave
PBS America
Sky Arts
Sky Living
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FV 31, FS 141, SKY 160
FV 12, SKY 111, VIRGIN 127
FSAT 156, SKY 534, VIRGIN 276
SKY 121, VIRGIN 122
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7.00pm Coast The team examines
stories related to the sea
8.00 Forbidden History Jamie
Theakston uncovers the secrets of
the Knights Templar
9.00 The Two Ronnies
Vintage comedy sketches
9.50 The Best of Tommy Cooper
Comedy highlights
10.20 Goodnight Sweetheart
11.00 Coast The team examines
stories related to the sea
12.00-1.00am World War II:
The Price of Empire
7.00pm Police Interceptors
8.00 Nightmare Tenants, Slum
Landlords A woman visits her
tenant in prison to retake
possession of her flat
9.00 FILM Point Break (18, 1991)
An undercover FBI agent infiltrates
a surfing gang to investigate a
spate of robberies. Thriller with
Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze
11.25-12.25am The X-Files A call
centre worker believes his boss is a
monster that looks human in light
and is turning staff into zombies
7.00pm Sin City Motors
Fixing up a 50s era pickup truck
8.00 Sin City Motors Reality show
following the exploits of car
fabricator Steve Darnell
9.00 QI XL Stephen Fry hosts the
quiz with Jeremy Clarkson, Jimmy
Carr, Bill Bailey and Alan Davies
answering a range of unusual
questions on the topic of kings
10.00 Mock the Week
10.40 Mock the Week
11.20 Russell Howard’s Good News
12.00-1.00am QI XL
6.50pm Forgotten Army:
Destination Burma Exploring the
stories of Africans and Asians who
fought for the Allies during the
Second World War
8.05 Air Warriors A profile of the
CH-47 Chinook
9.05 My Son the Jihadi Sally Evans’
struggle to accept her son as an
al-Shabaab fighter
10.10 Korean War: Battle of Chosin
Part one of two. The story of the
17-day campaign
11.20-12.25am Air Warriors
7.00pm Master of Photography
The contestants head to London
during fashion week
8.00 Palmyra: Rising from the
Ashes Restoring historic artefacts
vandalised by Islamic State
9.00 Too Young to Die A profile of
actor Heath Ledger
10.00 24x36: A Movie About
Movie Posters Documentary about
the birth, death, and resurrection
of the illustrated movie poster
11.35-1.00am Roxy Music: The
High Road A 1982 gig in France
7.00pm Stop, Search, Seize
Documentary following the work
of Ireland’s border force
8.00 Elementary Holmes and
Watson are targeted by a
worldwide criminal network
9.00 Madam Secretary
Jay is kidnapped in France while
hunting for a suspect
10.00 Criminal Minds
The agents investigate a series
of home invasions
11.00 Criminal Minds
12.00-1.00am Cold Case
W
Fox
Discovery
Nat Geographic
Comedy Central
Gold
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SKY 526, VIRGIN 266, BT 327
SKY 112, VIRGIN 132, BT 307
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SKY 109, VIRGIN 125, BT 311
7.00pm NCIS
8.00 NCIS
9.00 NCIS
10.00 Bull The team must form a
new defence strategy to deal with
an inadvertently biased jury
11.00 Family Guy
11.30 Family Guy
12.00-12.30am American Dad!
7.00pm Fast N’ Loud
8.00 Tanked
9.00 Naked and Afraid A past
participant seeks redemption in
Louisiana’s “haunted” swamps
10.00 Naked and Afraid XL The
remaining survivalists seek food
11.00 Devil’s Canyon
12.00-1.00am Naked and Afraid
7.00pm Air Crash Investigation
The disaster that befell Swissair
Flight 111 from New York to Geneva,
which crashed into the sea in 1998
8.00 Drain the Titanic
9.00 Drain the Bermuda Triangle
10.00 Drain the Great Lakes
11.00 Air Crash Investigation
12.00-12.30am Science of Stupid
7.00pm Friends
8.00 Your Face or Mine
8.30 Friends
9.00 Russell Howard’s Good News
10.00 Lip Sync Battle UK
10.30 Stand Up Central
11.00 Bad Robots
11.30 Impractical Jokers UK
12.00-12.30am Impractical Jokers
6.20pm Only Fools and Horses
Del faces an explosive situation
7.25 Open All Hours
8.00 Gavin & Stacey
8.40 Fawlty Towers
9.20 Only Fools and Horses
10.00 Live at the Apollo
11.00 Peep Show
11.35-12.20am The Young Ones
7.00pm One Born Every Minute
8.00 MasterChef USA The
remaining cooks face three skills
challenges involving potatoes
9.00 Educating Yorkshire
10.00 The Dressing Room
11.00 The Catherine Tate Show
11.40-12.40am One Born Every
Minute Documentary
Sky Premiere
Sky Brits
Sky Family
Sky Action
Sky Select
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SKY 304, VIRGIN 434, BT 508
SKY 306, VIRGIN 436, BT 505
SKY 307, VIRGIN 437, BT 502
SKY 312, VIRGIN 442, BT 510
6.20pm Morgan (15, 2016)
Sci-fi thriller starring Kate Mara
and Anya Taylor-Joy
8.00 The Purge: Election Year (15,
2016) The presidential election is
approaching, but it remains to be
seen whether an anti-Purge
candidate can survive the night.
Action horror with Frank Grillo
10.00 The Measure of a Man (PG,
2015) Drama with Vincent Lindon
11.45-1.35am Mr Right (15, 2015)
Action comedy starring Anna
Kendrick and Tim Roth
6.20pm Brave (PG, 2012)
Animated fantasy featuring the
voice of Kelly Macdonald
8.00 Mean Machine (15, 2001)
A jailed football star is persuaded
by the prison authorities to form
an inmates soccer team to play
against the guards. Comedy drama
starring Vinnie Jones, David
Hemmings and Jason Flemyng
9.45 Snatch (18, 2000) Comedy
drama starring Jason Statham
11.35-1.30am Sunshine (15, 2007)
Sci-fi thriller starring Cillian Murphy
6.10pm The Great Gilly Hopkins
(PG, 2016) Coming-of-age drama
starring Kathy Bates
8.00 Hotel Transylvania 2 (U,
2015) Animated comedy featuring
the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy
Samberg and Selena Gomez
9.35 Dragonball Z: Battle of Gods
(12, 2013) Animated fantasy
adventure with the voice of Sean
Schemmel and Jason Douglas
11.25-1.10am First Kid (PG, 1996)
Disney comedy starring Sinbad,
Brock Pierce and Robert Guillaume
5.05pm Pirates of the Caribbean:
At World’s End (12, 2007) Fantasy
adventure sequel with Johnny
Depp and Geoffrey Rush
8.00 The Legend of Tarzan (12,
2016) Years after leaving his old
home behind, Tarzan is lured back
to Africa. Adventure starring
Alexander Skarsgård, Margot
Robbie and Samuel L Jackson
10.00 The Bourne Supremacy (12,
2004) Action thriller sequel
11.55-1.50am The 5th Wave (15,
2016) Sci-fi adventure
6.05pm Monty Python’s The
Meaning of Life (15, 1983) Comedy
starring Michael Palin, Graham
Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle,
Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam
8.00 Gran Torino (15, 2008)
A misanthropic Korean War
veteran is drawn into protecting a
teenager and his family from a
street gang. Drama starring Clint
Eastwood and Christopher Carley
10.00-12.15am Moneyball (12,
2011) Fact-based sporting drama
starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill
24x36: A Movie about Movie
Posters looks at great illustrated
film posters (Sky Arts, 10pm)
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Wednesday 5
Sports guide
Live ICC Women’s
World Cup Cricket
Sky Sports 1, 10.20am
Radio 1
FM: 96.7-99.8 MHz
England continue the group
stages of their World Cup
campaign with a match against
South Africa at the County
Ground in Bristol. The Proteas
pulled off a dramatic threewicket victory in their opening
match against Pakistan at
Grace Road. Chasing 208 to
win, South Africa slumped from
113-0 to 177-7, before Shabnim
Ismail, pictured, hit the winning
runs in the 49th over. JC
Sky Sports 1
SKY 401 VIRGIN 511 BT 402
9.00am Premier League 100
Club Frank Lampard
9.30 Premier League 100
Club Steven Gerrard
10.00 Cricket Gold
10.20 LIVE ICC Women’s
World Cup: England v South
Africa Coverage of the
group-stage match, which
takes place at the County
Ground in Bristol
6.00pm Premier League
Legends Alan Shearer
6.30 Football’s Greatest
Teams The success achieved
by Chelsea under the
ownership of Roman
Abramovich
7.00 LIVE Horse Racing
Coverage of this evening’s
meetings
9.00 Fight Night Carl
Frampton v Scott Quigg.
Action from the world title
unification fight
11.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
12.00-1.00am Premier
League 100 Club
Sky Sports 2
SKY 402 VIRGIN 512 BT 403
9.00am Cricket’s Greatest
9.30 Cricket’s Greatest
10.00 LIVE ICC Women’s
World Cup: Sri Lanka v India
Action from the group-stage
match, which took place at
The County Ground in Derby
6.30pm Cricket’s Greatest
7.00 Premier League World
7.30 Sporting Triumphs
8.00 ICC Women’s World Cup
9.00 CWC 2015: Greatest
Moments Pakistan v South
Africa. Action from the pool B
fixture at Eden Park
10.00 ICC Women’s World
Cup Sri Lanka v India
11.00 Cricket Classics
12.00-1.00am Cricket’s
Greatest Double bill
Sky Sports 3
SKY 403 VIRGIN 513
9.00am Time of Our Lives
10.00 NFL: America’s Game
11.00 Racing News
11.30 Sporting Triumphs
12.00 Sporting Rivalries
1.00pm NFL: Greatest Games
2.30 Sporting Records
3.00 Great Sporting
Moments Four episodes
Radio guide
6.30am Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Adele Roberts 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00
Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie
Mac 9.00 The Surgery 10.02
Huw Stephens 1.00am Benji B
4.00 Jordan North
Radio 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
4.00 Darts Gold
4.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
5.00 Sporting Heroes: Gary
Newbon Interviews Sir Chris
Hoy A talk with the cyclist
6.00 Triathlon
7.00 P1 Superstock
Powerboating USA Action
from the recent event staged
on St Pete Beach
11.00 GAA Weekly Round-Up
12.00-1.00am Triathlon
BT Sport 1
SKY 413 VIRGIN 531 BT 408
9.00am PSA Squash
Highlights
10.00 PSA Squash Highlights
11.00 FIM Speedway World
Cup Round two of the
Speedway World Cup in
Vastervik, Sweden
1.00pm 30 for 30
2.00 Aviva Premiership
Rugby Highlights
4.30 Bowls
5.30 Fishing
6.30 Premier League World
7.00 BT Sport Films
8.00 MotoGP Highlights
9.00 Eurocup Formula
Renault 2.0
10.00 30 for 30
12.00-2.00am PSA Squash
Highlights Double bill
Eurosport 1
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10.00am Athletics: Diamond
League The Meeting de Paris
11.00 Cycling: Tour de France
Action from stage four of the
most prestigious race on the
calendar, featuring a flat
207.5km journey from
Mondorf-les-Bains to Vittel
12.00 LIVE Cycling: Tour de
France Coverage of stage
five of the most prestigious
race on the calendar,
featuring a hilly 160.5km
journey from Vittel to La
Planche des Belles Filles
5.00pm Triathlon The
Blenheim Palace Triathlon
6.00 MCE British Superbikes
Action from Snetterton
7.00 World Superbikes The
seventh round of the 2017
season in Italy
8.00 Cycling: Tour de France
Action from stage five
9.30 Cycling: Spring Cup
The Tour of the Wolds
10.00 Tennis: Wimbledon
11.30-12.30am Cycling: Tour
de France Stage five
5.00am Vanessa Feltz 6.30
Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce
12.00 Jeremy Vine 2.00pm
Steve Wright 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 Mark Radcliffe 8.00 Jo
Whiley 10.00 Ralph Johnson
11.00 Pet Shop Boys (r)
12.00 Pick of the Pops (r)
Radio 3
Today’s picks
The Essay: New
Generation Thinkers
Radio 3, 10.45pm
The Compass
World Service, 1.30pm
What do you do if you get a
letter from HM Revenue &
Customs? Do you sigh, grumble,
then eventually pay up? Or do
you trample it in a puddle and
declare that you “care not a fart
for it”? Or perhaps force the
delivery man to eat it? As
Jonathan Healey, pictured, explains in this essay on resisting
tyranny, these were all reactions in Tudor England. Windy
times: when the authorities came to arrest one Henry Cotton
of Essex, prosecuted in 1592 for not attending church, they
recorded that he “very unreverently and contemptuously
farted at them and said, ‘Present that to the court’ ”. This
really interesting — and amusing — essay is recorded in front
of an audience who, it seems, were a tough crowd. Unlike
most radio audiences, who cackle like hyenas, these people
barely offer a murmur. Catherine Nixey
Something about the name
of the Klang River in Kuala
Lumpur hints that this river
is not a bucolic idyll. Its
reputation is as a sump of
pollution rather than an area
of natural beauty. Which is
a shame, because almost
within living memory it
was a place where people
would splash about and
crocodiles would roam. Not
together, one assumes. The
fate of this river feels like a
parable for pollution and
infrastructure meddling in
the 20th century. Now,
people are trying to give
it back its sparkle. CN
FM: 90.2-92.4 MHz
6.30am Breakfast
9.00 Essential Classics
12.00 Composer of the Week:
Charpentier
1.00pm News
1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert Chamber music by
Bruch and Vaughan Williams
2.00 Afternoon on 3 A concert
from the Swedish Radio
Symphony Orchestra
3.30 Live Choral Evensong
Introit: The God of Love My
Shepherd Is (Richard Lloyd).
Responses: Smith. Office
Hymn: Ye That Know the
Lord Is Gracious (Hyfrydol).
Psalms 27, 28, 29 (Nares, Goss,
Bairstow, Randall). First
Lesson: Isaiah 5 vv 8-24.
Canticles: Howells in B minor.
Second Lesson: James 1 vv
17-25. Anthem: Faire Is the
Heaven (Harris). Final Hymn:
The King of Love My Shepherd
Is (Dominus regit me). Organ
Voluntary: Rhapsody in
C sharp minor, Op 17 No 3
(Howells)
4.30 In Tune
6.30 Composer of the Week:
Charpentier (r)
7.30 Live Radio 3 in Concert
The baritone Simon Keenlyside
and the pianist Malcolm
Martineau perform songs by
Vaughan Williams, Finzi,
Sibelius, Poulenc and Mahler,
from Wigmore Hall in London
10.00 Free Thinking
10.45 The Essay: New
Generation Thinkers.
See Choice
11.00 Late Junction
12.30am Through the Night (r)
Radio 4
FM: 92.4-94.6 MHz
LW: 198 kHz MW: 720 kHz
5.30am News Headlines
5.43 Prayer for the Day
5.45 Farming Today
5.58 Tweet of the Day
6.00 Today
8.31 (LW) Yesterday in
Parliament
9.00 Only Artists
9.30 Voices of the First World
War Audio recordings
9.45 (LW) Daily Service
9.45 Book of the Week:
Big Pig, Little Pig By
Jacqueline Yallop (3/5)
10.00 Woman’s Hour
Including at 10.41 Drama:
Tales of the City — The Days of
Anna Madrigal (3/10)
10.15-6.30 (LW) Live Test
Match Special: England
Women v South Africa
Women
10.56 The Listening Project
11.00 In the Rough: Golf’s
Uncertain Future (r)
11.30 Bad Salsa (r)
12.01pm (LW) Shipping
Forecast
12.04 50 Things That Made
the Modern Economy (r)
12.15 You and Yours
1.00 The World at One
1.45 Cold War: Stories from
the Big Freeze
1.56 Weather
2.00 The Archers (r)
2.15 Drama: Foreign Bodies —
Keeping the Wolf Out Philip
Palmer’s crime drama (3/3)
3.00 Money Box Live
3.30 Inside Health (r)
4.03 Thinking Allowed
4.30 The Media Show
5.00 PM
5.54 (LW) Shipping Forecast
6.00 News Headlines
6.30 John Finnemore’s
Double Acts
7.00 The Archers Justin gets
the lie of the land
7.15 Front Row
7.45 Tales of the City: The
Days of Anna Madrigal (r)
8.00 The Moral Maze
8.45 Four Thought
9.00 Science Stories (5/5)
9.30 Only Artists (r)
10.00 The World Tonight
10.45 Book at Bedtime:
Dangerous Visions —
Fahrenheit 451 By Ray
Bradbury (3/10)
11.00 The Damien Slash
Mixtape (4/4)
11.15 Little Lifetimes by
Jenny Eclair (r)
11.30 Today in Parliament
12.00 News Headlines
12.30am Book of the Week:
Big Pig, Little Pig (r)
12.45 Sailing By
12.48 Shipping Forecast
1.00 As BBC World Service
Radio 5 Live
10.30 What Does the K Stand
For? 11.00 Bridget Christie
Minds the Gap 11.25 The
Comedy Club Interview
11.30 The Big Booth
BBC World Service
Digital only
MW: 693, 909
5.00am Reports 5.15 Wake Up
to Money 6.00 Breakfast
10.00 Emma Barnett 12.30pm
Live Wimbledon 7.00 5 Live
Sport 8.00 Cycling 8.30 Mark
Cavendish (r) 9.30 Living with
the Lions 10.30 Phil Williams
1.00am Up All Night
TalkSport
MW: 1053, 1089 kHz
5.00am Geoff Peters 6.00
Alan Brazil 10.00 Jim White
1.00pm Hawksbee and
Jacobs 4.00 Danny Kelly and
Darren Gough 7.00 Live
Kick-off 10.00 Sports Bar
1.00am The Two Mikes
4.00 My Sporting Life
Radio 4 Extra
Digital only
8.00am Navy Lark 8.30
Hancock’s Half Hour 9.00 Not
What You Know 9.30 Married
10.00 Rogue Herries 11.00
William Trevor 11.15 Going
Troppo 12.00 Navy Lark
12.30pm Hancock’s Half Hour
1.00 Dissolution 1.15 Wide
Sargasso Sea 1.30 Dicing with
Dragons (r) 2.00 Swimming
Home 2.15 Plants: From Roots
to Riches 2.30 Eugene Onegin
2.45 A Voyage to Lundy 3.00
Rogue Herries 4.00 It’s Not
What You Know 4.30 Married
5.00 Electric Ink 5.30 John
Finnemore’s Double Acts
6.00 Routemasters 6.30 Off
the Page 7.00 Navy Lark 7.30
Hancock’s Half Hour 8.00
Dissolution 8.15 Wide
Sargasso Sea 8.30 Dicing with
Dragons (r) 9.00 William
Trevor 9.15 Going Troppo
10.00 Comedy Club
9.00am News 9.06 World
Book Club 10.00 World
Update 11.00 Newsroom
11.30 Documentary 12.00
News 12.06pm Outlook 1.00
Newsroom 1.30 Compass.
See Choice 2.00 Newshour
3.00 News 3.06 HARDtalk
3.30 Business 4.00 BBC OS
6.00 News 6.06 Outlook
7.00 Newsroom 7.30 Today
at Wimbledon 8.00 News
8.06 HARDtalk 8.30
Healthcheck 9.00 Newshour
10.00 News 10.06 Compass
10.30 Documentary 11.00
Newsroom 11.20 Sports News
11.30 Business 12.00 News
12.06am World Book Club
1.00 News 1.06 Business
Matters 2.00 News 2.06
Newsroom 2.30
Documentary 3.00 News
3.06 Inquiry 3.30 Food Chain
4.00 News 4.06 Outlook
6 Music
Digital only
7.00am Shaun Keaveny
10.00 Lauren Laverne
1.00pm Mark Radcliffe and
Stuart Maconie 4.00 Steve
Lamacq 7.00 Marc Riley
9.00 Gideon Coe 12.00 Mary
Anne Hobbs 1.00am The
Story of Funk
Classic FM
FM: 100-102 MHz
6.00am Breakfast 9.00 Bill
Turnbull 1.00pm Anne-Marie
Minhall 5.00 Classic FM Drive
7.00 Smooth Classics 8.00
The Full Works Concert. Jane
Jones explores the perfect
piece of classical music
10.00 Smooth Classics
1.00am Sam Pittis
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Thursday 6 | Viewing guide
Critic’s choice Circus Kids:
Our Secret World
Channel 5, 9pm
You might think that children
these days are more likely to
aspire to run away to live in
a squat full of eco-warrior
Corbynistas than they are to
join the circus, but for some
it is still an attractive
proposition. Karen Walsh’s
entertaining new three-part
series meets a selection of
youngsters who are living
the life of a circus performer.
For many it is in their blood.
We meet Rosita, 15, and Eva,
13, sisters who grew up as
part of a circus before their
parents decided to come off
the road so that the girls
could go to school. However,
the draw of the big top has
proved to be strong and they
return to perform their
routines during the school
holidays. “It’s nice to be
home,” says Rosita. The
circus is a secretive and
closely guarded world
steeped in hundreds of years
of tradition and hierarchy.
The lifestyle is tough.
Constant travelling, limited
access to school and
“normal” (ie non-circus)
children, and hard graft
(many work a seven-day
week) are part of their daily
lives. However, this
unconventional lifestyle is
not without perks. “You
never get bored of it,” says
Eva. “It’s the best.” We also
meet 15-year-old Yasmin,
who doesn’t have an act
of her own. By day she works
in the ticket office and by
night stands in the aptly
named “globe of death”
while a motorcyclist
performs loops round her.
Yasmin aspires to develop
an aerial act, but has she left
it too late? The film-makers
also luck out on some
real-life drama as Storm
Doris strikes, threatening to
rip the big top (estimated
value: £1 million) from the
ground. Joe Clay
Further recommendations
For traditional circus lovers, BBC iPlayer has a 1964 interview
by Joan Bakewell with Nicolai Poliakov, aka Coco the Clown
Who Do You
Think You Are?
Killer Women
Outlander
Riviera
ITV, 9pm
More4, 9pm
Sky Atlantic, 9pm
BBC One, 9pm
Jennifer Mee gained
worldwide sympathy in 2007
when a five-week bout of
nonstop hiccupping led to an
appearance on the Today
show in America. She would
later gain notoriety of a very
different kind when in 2010
she was found guilty of the
murder of Shannon Griffin,
after a robbery went wrong.
Mee didn’t pull the trigger, but
under Florida law someone
who takes part in a robbery
that leads to death can be
sentenced to life without the
possibility of parole. Piers
Morgan meets Mee to see
if she will take responsibility
for her actions. JC
Step aside, Ross Poldark. As
the time-travelling romantic
drama continues, we get to
see quite a bit of the sculpted
torso of our Scottish hero,
Jamie (Sam Heughan).
However, his lack of a shirt
also reveals huge welts on
his back where he has been
flogged by the English. Luckily
Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is there
to salve his wounds. There
are echoes of Braveheart and
Highlander, and it’s not hard
to see why this was such a
huge hit in the US, where they
don’t let historical inaccuracies
and dodgy dialogue get in
the way of a ripping yarn.
Nor should you. JC
Georgina’s transformation
from art-world VIP to guntoting sleuth continues apace.
The plausibility wouldn’t be
such an issue if Riviera didn’t
take itself so seriously. Phil
Davis, as the Interpol agent
Jukes, has to deliver a
bleeding-heart speech about
tax avoidance that must have
had him cringing. Elsewhere,
poking around her deceased
hubby’s safe room, Georgina
(Julia Stiles) finds evidence of
money laundering made
possible by her art dealings.
“My marriage was a sham,”
she says. Switch off your brain
and sink into the opulence
of the production. JC
On the Danny Dyer scale, this
one is a 7. The actor Charles
Dance, best known for playing
aristocrats, has always felt
more “downstairs than
upstairs”. His mother was a
housekeeper and parlour
maid, while his engineer
father died when Dance was
four. He knows very little
about his family tree and his
journey takes in Spa in
Belgium, oriental art, the Boer
War and an “overwhelmingly
sad” tale that moves him to
tears. In South Africa he is able
to flesh out a portrait of the
father he never knew. JC
Catch
up
Sky Arts Summer
Comedy Shorts
Sky On Demand
Sky Arts delivers
another batch of
truncated one-offs
featuring a raft of
comic talent in
the writing and
acting
department, as
well as the odd
surprise. The
biggest news is
that Sharon
Horgan has
penned one,
which stars Morgana
Robinson and Sheridan Smith
and is set at a baby shower in
Margate on a boiling hot day.
Vicki Pepperdine and Ellie
White, pictured, have written
and star in an oddball
affair about mother
and daughter morris
dancers. And
Andrew Flintoff
makes his acting
debut in Daniel
Maier’s offbeat
love story
Pacino and
Bert, about a
tongue-tied
dog walker
who meets
the woman
of his dreams.
Joe Clay
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ITV Nightscreen 4.35 The Jeremy Kyle
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11.50 Nodi (r) 12.00 Llangollen 2017
1.55pm News S4C a’r Tywydd 2.00 Live
Seiclo: Le Tour de France 4.40 Cyw 5.00
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Llangollen 2017 5.50 Dennis a Dannedd
(r) 6.00 News S4C a’r Tywydd 6.05 04
Wal: Gwestai’r Byd (r) 6.30 Codi Hwyl:
Llydaw (r) 7.00 Heno 7.30 Rownd a
Rownd. John tries his best to keep
everyone calm as the day of Rhys and
Wil’s trial approaches. Michelle has
difficulty getting Meical to believe her
story about Megan 8.00 Pobol y Cwm.
Jim feels there is no point to his life any
more. It looks like Hannah is about to get
Mathew into a lot of trouble 8.25 Cythrel
Canu. Huw Foulkes hosts the music quiz,
with team captains Elin Manahan Thomas
and Aled Hall joined by Stifyn Parri,
Angharad Mair Jones, Iwan Griffiths and
Ieuan Rhys 9.00 News 9 a’r Tywydd 9.30
Llangollen 2017. Nia Roberts and Trystan
Ellis-Morris present 10.30 Seiclo: Le Tour
de France 11.00 Hansh 11.30 Ar y Dibyn (r)
12.00-1.05am Llangollen 2017 (r)
(AD) Audio description (HD) High Definition
(r) repeat (SL) In-vision signing
Films of the day
Sherlock Holmes: Terror By Night (U, 1946)
Film4, 1.15pm
The penultimate of the 14 films to pair Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock
Holmes with Nigel Bruce’s faithful Dr Watson is set, rather
satisfyingly, almost entirely on the London to Edinburgh service.
Holmes and Watson are aboard at the behest of Roland
Carstairs, who understandably is rather concerned about an
item his mother is transporting on the train. Indeed, it is not
long before Lady Margaret’s Star of Rhodesia diamond
disappears and her son is found murdered. Holmes is in
a steam-powered race against time before the train reaches
Edinburgh. Great fun. (58min) Chris Bennion
Men in Black (PG, 1997)
Film4, 9pm
The dark-suited, sunglass-sporting
Men in Black are all that stands
between humanity and a whole
lot of trouble in alien forms. Of
course, knowing those tricky
aliens, that form could be anything
from a particularly ugly pug dog
to Vincent D’Onofrio. Will Smith,
pictured, is a wise-cracking NYPD cop who is recruited by
old-timer Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones, deliciously dry and
a perfect foil for Smith’s puppyish exuberance). The director
Barry Sonnenfeld matches big-budget effects with the snappy
comic timing and giddy entertainment factor required
to make this light-hearted comic-book adaptation a wild,
wild ride. (98min) Wendy Ide
My Beautiful Launderette (15, 1985)
Film4, 1.05am
Stephen Frears directs an Oscar-nominated screenplay by Hanif
Kureishi, and the result is a complex snapshot of race, sexuality,
politics and economics in 1980s London. Young Omar (Gordon
Warnecke), who spends much of his time caring for his
depressed, alcoholic father in Battersea, starts to work for his
dodgy Uncle Nasser (Saeed Jaffrey). His duties include running
a fairly grotty launderette. The recently retired (or, rather,
re-retired) Daniel Day-Lewis is a punk former school friend
who comes to work for him and soon becomes his lover.
Frears directs with energy, crafting a layered and very funny
account of the immigrant experience. (97min) WI
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6.30 5 News Tonight (HD)
Question Time in Burton (10.45pm)
Dara Ó Briain presents (10pm)
Piers Morgan is in Florida (9pm)
Naked Attraction continues (10pm)
Big Brother’s Emma Willis (10pm)
7.00 The One Show Topical stories
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7.00 Emmerdale Lawrence tries
to mask his guilt (AD) (HD)
7.00 Channel 4 News Including
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7.30 EastEnders Abi questions why
Steven is spying on Lauren
when he could just have her
instead (AD) (HD)
7.30 Cladding: How Safe are Our
High Rises? Tonight An
investigation into the materials
used in Britain’s buildings (HD)
7.00 Cricket on 5 England v South
Africa. Highlights of the
opening day’s play in the
first Test, which took place at
Lord’s (HD); followed by
5 News Update
8.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming
Lawrence and Kev visit a
second-hand car dealer who
sold a vehicle with a dangerous
flaw, while Ken Warby takes
on one of the UK’s biggest
companies (6/6) (AD) (HD)
8.00 Emmerdale Lachlan covers
for Lawrence (AD) (HD)
8.00 The Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick
faces the painstakingly difficult
task of reconstructing a Bengal
cat’s tiny bones, and performs
risky surgery on a badly injured
whippet (4/4) (r) (AD) (HD)
8.00 Generation Poverty Gap: On
Benefits Claimants from across
the generations, including a
32-year-old former fisherman
and his 20-year-old partner,
and a 57-year-old welder
struggling to find work (HD);
followed by 5 News Update
9.30 RHS: Hampton Court Flower
Show Joe Swift looks
around a garden for blind
veterans (2/3) (HD)
9.00 Killer Women with Piers
Morgan The broadcaster
meets Florida woman Jennifer
Mee, who in 2013 was
sentenced to life without parole
for her part in the murder of an
innocent man. See Viewing
Guide (3/5) (AD) (HD)
9.00 8 Out of 10 Cats Does
Countdown Jonathan Ross,
Lee Mack and Victoria Coren
Mitchell join regulars
Jon Richardson and Jimmy
Mack for the words-andnumbers game (HD)
9.00 Circus Kids: Our Secret World
New series. Documentary
following the lives of children
performing in circuses, offering
an honest insight into their
closely guarded world. See
Viewing Guide (1/3) (HD)
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10.00 Mock the Week Topical
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10.00 ITV News at Ten; followed by
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10.30 Newsnight Analysis of the
day’s events, presented by
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10.00 Naked Attraction Dating show
hosted by Anna Richardson in
which two singletons choose
a date from a selection of six
naked people, who will be
revealed to them one body
part at a time (2/5) (AD) (HD)
10.00 Big Brother Daily round-up of
highlights, featuring more
games, arguments, laughs,
diary room visits and bedroom
chit-chat. Narrated by
Marcus Bentley (HD)
11.45 Devon and Cornwall Cops The
newest recruits are put through
their paces (2/4) (r) (AD) (HD)
11.05 Real, Fake or Unknown Proving
the authenticity of internet
animal clips, looking at videos
featuring extreme shepherding
in Wales, the tale of a vengeful
lion in Africa, and a New
Zealand deep-sea monster
mystery (2/6) (HD)
11.00 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side
Rylan Clark-Neal presents
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12.10am Jackpot247. Viewers get
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The Sex Change Spitfire Ace (r) (HD)
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4.10 Selling Houses (r) (HD) 5.05
Inside Out Homes (r) (AD) (HD)
12.00 SuperCasino. Viewers get
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9.00 Who Do You Think You Are?
New series. Charles Dance
looks at the background of his
mother, and tries to find out
more about his father, who died
when the actor-to-be was only
four years old. See Viewing
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10.45 Question Time Topical debate
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chaired by David Dimbleby.
Last in the series (HD)
8.30 Today at Wimbledon Clare
Balding introduces highlights of
the fourth day’s play at SW19,
where the men’s and ladies’
second-rround singles were
scheduled to conclude (HD)
11.15 George Best: All By Himself
Documentary about the
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11.45 This Week Andrew Neil
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12.30am Weather for the Week
Ahead (HD) 12.35 BBC News (HD)
12.45am Sign Zone: Paul Hollywood’s
Big Continental Road Trip. The Bake
Off judge concludes his trip in France,
where he tries to find out what makes
the country tick when it comes to
cars (r) (AD,SL) 1.45-2.45 Wild Ireland:
The Edge of the World (r) (AD,SL)
8.30 Coronation Street Todd
agrees to go into business
with Adam (AD) (HD)
10.40Fearless The forensic evidence
seem to be proving Kevin’s
innocence, but the
prosecution has other
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Thursday 6 | Primetime digital guide
Scientists looking for life on
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Aliens: The Big Think
BBC Four, 9pm/10pm
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BBC Four
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More4
Film4
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SKY 106, VIRGIN 110
SKY 108
7.00pm 100 Days+ (S)
7.30 Top of the Pops: 1984 Music
by Hot Chocolate, Rockwell
and Howard Jones (R) (S)
8.00 Castles: Britain’s Fortified
History How Edward I
turned the castle into an
instrument of colonisation
(2/3) (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 Horizon: Strange Signals
from Outer Space! The
scientists searching for
extraterrestrial life. Does
Tabby’s Star hold evidence
of alien intelligence? (R) (S)
10.00 Aliens: The Big Think
A wide-ranging survey of
the theories surrounding
the possibility of finding life
across the galaxy (R) (S)
11.00 Guts: The Strange and
Wonderful World of the
Human Stomach Michael
Mosley journeys through
his digestive system (R) (S)
12.00-12.35am Top of the Pops:
1984 Shown earlier (R) (S)
7.00pm Murder, She Wrote Jessica
enters the world of haute
couture to solve a series of
murders committed in the
surroundings of a Parisian
sweatshop (AD) (R) (S)
8.00 Endeavour The detective is
suspended from duty, but
when a body is found near
his home, he uncovers dark
secrets (1/4) (AD) (R) (S)
10.00 Law & Order: UK The hunt
for the killer of a seemingly
innocent family man brings
Ronnie into contact with
his old boss, former DI
Natalie Chandler, whose
father is accused of the
crime (4/8) (AD) (R) (S)
11.00-12.55am Wire in the Blood
Clinical psychologist Tony
Hill is called in to help
investigate the abduction of
an 11-year-old girl — but the
case turns into a murder
inquiry with the discovery
of her body (1/4) (R) (S)
6.55pm The Supervet Noel
Fitzpatrick tries to repair
damaged cartilage in a
golden retriever, and a cat
arrives at the surgery with
a rat bite (AD) (R) (S)
7.55 Grand Designs Kevin
McCloud follows the
progress of an architectural
designer and his wife as
they try to create their
dream home on a prime
piece of land on the Isle of
Wight (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 Outlander Claire is brought
to castle Leoch, and is
introduced to the Laird.
The nurse bides her time as
a tinker may be passing by
soon, but Dougal is keeping
an eye on her. See Viewing
Guide (2/16) (AD) (S)
10.15 24 Hours in A&E A man is
treated after a motorcycle
accident (AD) (R) (S)
11.20-12.20am 24 Hours in A&E
Documentary (AD) (R) (S)
6.50pm FILM Morning Glory (12,
2010) A television producer
tries to revive an early
morning television show’s
fortunes, but has to contend
with presenters who hate
each other. Comedy with
Rachel McAdams and
Harrison Ford (S)
9.00 FILM Men in Black (PG,
1997) A cop joins a secret
force policing aliens on
Earth, and teams up with a
veteran partner to track
down a giant insect. Sci-fi
comedy starring Will Smith
and Tommy Lee Jones.
See Film Choice (AD) (S)
10.50-1.05am FILM Battle: Los
Angeles (12, 2011) A platoon
of soldiers is sent into battle
against an alien invasion
force that has landed on
America’s west coast. Sci-fi
thriller starring Aaron
Eckhart and Ramon
Rodriguez (AD) (S)
7.00pm The Simpsons (R) (S)
7.30 The Simpsons (R) (S)
8.00 Duck Quacks Don’t Echo
Lee Mack returns with the
panel game, with Ross
Kemp, Bob Mortimer and
Sara Cox revealing their
favourite facts to be tested
to see if they are
scientifically accurate
(AD) (R) (S)
9.00 Karl Pilkington: The
Moaning of Life Karl sets off
around the world in an
attempt to understand why
people want children,
including visits to a fertility
festival in Japan and a
natural birthing centre in
Bali (AD) (R) (S)
10.00 A League of Their Own:
US Road Trip 2.0 Out-takes,
pranks and behind-thescenes antics (R) (S)
11.00-12.30am Mount Pleasant A
job offer presents Lisa with
a life-changing dilemma (R)
7.00pm CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation Part one of
two. A body is found at a
Cirque du Soleil
performance, and Sara
investigates an apparent
suicide at a party (R) (S)
8.00 Blue Bloods Erin faces off in
court against her exhusband Jack, when he
represents someone she is
attempting to convict of
murder (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 Riviera Following her
discovery in the safe room,
Georgina tries to track down
her husband’s elusive art
collector, while Delormes
finds a way to bring
Negrescu to justice. See
Viewing Guide (4/10)
10.00 Game of Thrones: Greatest
Moments The 20 most
thrilling moments from the
fantasy drama (R) (S)
12.00-12.35am Last Week Tonight
with John Oliver (R) (S)
ITV2
ITV4
E4
5STAR
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Drama
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FV 20, FS 158, SKY 158, VIRGIN 128
7.00pm Funniest Ever You’ve
Been Framed! Gold
8.00 Two and a Half Men
8.30 Two and a Half Men
9.00 Love Island The reality show
in which singletons compete to
pair off in Majorca
10.00 CelebAbility With Lydia
Bright, Jake Quickenden, Luisa
Omielan, Matt Richardson
and Vogue Williams (4/6)
10.50 Family Guy
11.20 Family Guy
11.45-12.20am Family Guy
7.00pm Tour de France Highlights
Action from stage six
8.00 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Action from the Goodwood Estate
as motoring enthusiasts from
around the world gathered for the
historic car and bike event
9.00-1.00am World Series of
Darts: Shanghai A chance to
see the opening day at Pullman
Hotel Shanghai South, where the
eight seeded players were joined
by eight qualifiers for the
first-round matches
7.00pm Hollyoaks
7.30 The Goldbergs
8.00 The Big Bang Theory
8.30 Kevin Can Wait Kevin helps
Mott and his children prepare for
the festive holidays
9.00 New Girl Jess and Reagan
help Cece recruit new models
9.30 New Girl Jess and Robby
make an unexpected discovery
10.00 First Dates USA Siblings
attempt a double blind date
11.00 The Big Bang Theory
12.00-1.05am Gogglebox
7.00pm Dance Moms
Kira and her daughter Kalani seek
a place on Abby’s team
8.00 Dance Moms Abby assigns
Brynn a dance inspired by
an old Maddie routine
9.00 Armored (15, 2016) A group
of armoured truck drivers rob one
of their own vehicles, but when a
witness is murdered, the thieves
turn on one another. Crime thriller
with Matt Dillon and Jean Reno
11.00 South Park
11.25-12.00midnight South Park
7.00pm NCIS Tony tries to
piece together the chain of events
that led to him being shot
8.00 NCIS Naval crime drama
9.00 Chicago PD New series.
Lindsay is questioned about the
killer’s disappearance
10.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Fin’s son is discovered
trying to dig up a body at night
11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit Two children are kidnapped
12.00-1.00am Law & Order:
Criminal Intent (6/16)
6.40pm Last of the Summer Wine
7.20 Keeping Up Appearances
8.00 Hetty Wainthropp
Investigates The sleuth meets
her long-lost cousin
9.00 New Tricks The squad
reinvestigates the death of a
timeshare magnate
10.00 Jonathan Creek
A successful composer
wonders how his new lover has
managed to regrow a full head
of hair in two days
11.20-12.35am Jonathan Creek
Yesterday
Spike
Dave
PBS America
Sky Arts
Sky Living
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7.00pm Coast Nick Crane visits the
historic walled citadel of St Malo
8.00 The Queen Mary: Greatest
Ocean Liner Documentary
exploring the history of the
Clyde-built ship
9.00 The Two Ronnies
Vintage comedy, including part six
of Death Can Be Fatal
9.50 The Best of Tommy Cooper
10.20 Goodnight Sweetheart
11.00 Coast
12.00-1.00am World War II:
The Price of Empire
7.00pm Police Interceptors:
Rookies and Raids Ben Sutcliffe
takes presenter Rick Edwards
through interceptor training
8.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away
Gareth and Craig investigate a case
of mistaken identity in Shropshire
9.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away
Officers chase a debt of nearly
£50,000 in unpaid rent
10.00 World’s Scariest Weather
11.00 The X-Files
12.00-1.00am Conspiracy:
Murder at the Vatican?
7.00pm Sin City Motors Reality
television show following the
exploits of car fabricator
Steve Darnell
8.00 Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit With
Edith Bowman and Elis James
9.00 Not Going Out Lee and Tim
try to befriend a lesbian couple
9.40 Not Going Out Tim and Lee
plan a surprise party for Lucy
10.20 Not Going Out A noisy
neighbour moves in
11.00 Mock the Week
11.40-12.20am Mock the Week
6.45pm Treasure Divers A diver
discovers signs of a shipwreck
7.55 Air Warriors The development
and application of drones
9.00 Saudi Arabia Uncovered
Documentary combining
undercover and on-the-ground
reporting to reveal a rarely seen
side of the Arab state, tracing the
efforts of people risking their lives
to bring about change
10.10 Korean War: Battle of Chosin
The story of the 17-day campaign
11.15-12.20am Air Warriors
7.00pm The Art Show The
historian James Fox explores
the art of Jodhpur
8.00 Master of Photography
The contestants capture images of
their home towns
9.00 Heimat When 15-year-old
Hermann falls in love with
26-year-old Klarchen, their
subsequent affair threatens their
place in Schabbach society
11.45-12.45am Master of
Photography The contestants take
pictures of their home towns
7.00pm Stop, Search, Seize
Documentary following the work
of Ireland’s border force
8.00 Elementary A deadly serial
bomber returns to New York
9.00 Criminal Minds The BAU is
called in to investigate a
mysterious hieroglyph
10.00 Criminal Minds Male victims
are being found with all identifying
body parts removed
11.00 Criminal Minds Bodies are
discovered in lifeguard towers
12.00-1.00am Criminal Minds
W
Fox
Discovery
Nat Geographic
Comedy Central
Gold
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7.00pm NCIS A stolen drone is
linked to an elusive terrorist
8.00 NCIS The team attempts to
find the terrorist Parsa
9.00 Family Guy
10.00 American Dad!
10.30 Family Guy
12.00-12.15am Your Pretty Face
Is Going to Hell
7.00pm Fast N’ Loud
8.00 River Monsters: Mosquito
Special Documentary
9.00 Mosquito A controversial
method of dealing with the pests
10.00 Infected Abroad: Mosquito
Bites Documentary
11.00 Marooned with Ed Stafford
12.00-1.30am Mosquito
7.00pm Air Crash Investigation
8.00 Supercar Megabuild A
motorbike that can keep up with
one of the world’s fastest cars
9.00 Wicked Tuna The crews enter
the final two weeks of the season
10.00 Banged Up Abroad
11.00 Air Crash Investigation
12.00-12.30am Science of Stupid
7.00pm Friends
7.30 Friends
8.00 Friends
8.30 Friends
9.00 Live at the Apollo
10.00 FILM Sex Tape (15, 2014)
Comedy starring Cameron Diaz
and Jason Segel
12.00-12.30am Impractical Jokers
6.40pm Fawlty Towers
7.20 The Good Life
8.00 The Good Life
8.40 The Fast Show Bob Fleming
goes badger watching
9.20 Mrs Brown’s Boys
10.00 Live at the Apollo
11.00 Peep Show
11.30-12.15am The Young Ones
7.00pm One Born Every Minute
8.00 MasterChef USA The
contestants must use very specific
tools in an hour-long challenge
9.00 One Born Every Minute
10.00 The Catherine Tate Show
10.40 EastEnders
11.20-12.20am One Born Every
Minute Documentary
Sky Premiere
Sky Brits
Sky Family
Sky Action
Sky Select
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6.20pm Miles (15, 2016) Comedy
drama starring Missi Pyle
8.00 Morgan (15, 2016) Sci-fi
thriller starring Kate Mara, Anya
Taylor-Joy and Rose Leslie
9.45 The Purge: Election Year (15,
2016) The presidential election is
approaching, but it remains to be
seen whether an anti-Purge
candidate can survive the night.
Action horror with Frank Grillo
11.40-1.30am Mr Right (15, 2015)
Action comedy starring Anna
Kendrick and Sam Rockwell
6.00pm The League of
Extraordinary Gentlemen
(12, 2003) Comic-book fantasy
adventure with Sean Connery
8.00 The Italian Job (PG, 1969)
A crook recruits a gang to steal
$4million in gold bullion and make
a quick getaway in a fleet of Minis.
Crime comedy with Michael Caine
9.45 Bridget Jones’s Baby
(15, 2016) Comedy sequel starring
Renée Zellweger
11.50-1.15am Grimsby
(15, 2016) Action comedy
5.40pm Annie (U, 1982) John
Huston’s musical starring Aileen
Quinn and Albert Finney
8.00 Ice Age: Collision Course
(U, 2016) A cosmic blunder leaves
Earth in the path of an asteroid.
Animated sequel featuring the
voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary
and John Leguizamo
9.40 Dragonball Z: Resurrection F
(12, 2015) Animated adventure,
with the voice of Sean Schemmel
11.20-1.10am The Adventures of
Huck Finn (U, 1993)
5.40pm X-Men 2 (12, 2003)
Superhero adventure sequel
starring Hugh Jackman
8.00 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
(12, 2016) When the commander of
his old military unit is arrested on
trumped-up spy charges, vigilante
Jack Reacher investigates. Action
sequel starring Tom Cruise
10.00 The Bourne Ultimatum (12,
2007) Spy thriller sequel starring
Matt Damon and Julia Stiles
12.00-1.50am American Ultra
(15, 2015) Action comedy
5.55pm Love & Mercy (12, 2014)
The story of the Beach Boys’
singer-songwriter Brian Wilson.
Fact-based drama starring John
Cusack and Paul Dano
8.00 The Insider (15, 1999)
A tobacco company scientist blows
the whistle on his employers
deliberately making cigarettes
more addictive. Fact-based drama
with Al Pacino and Russell Crowe
10.40-1.00am Kill Bill: Vol 2 (18,
2004) Revenge thriller sequel
starring Uma Thurman
The Mini Cooper is the star
of the 1969 crime caper The
Italian Job (Sky Brits, 8pm)
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Thursday 6
Sports guide
Live Cricket
Sky Sports 2, 10am
Radio guide
Radio 1
Lord’s is the venue as England
take on South Africa in the first
Test of another busy summer
of international cricket. Today’s
match is notable as Joe Root,
pictured, is making his debut as
captain of the Test team. Root
might have to do without the
services of fast-bowler Stuart
Broad, who has an ongoing
heel problem. The other
conundrum is who should open
the batting with the former
captain Alastair Cook. JC
FM: 96.7-99.8 MHz
6.33am Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Adele Roberts 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00
Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie
Mac 9.00 Radio 1’s Artist
Takeover with 10.02 BBC
Radio 1’s Residency: Deadmau5
12.00 BBC Radio 1’s Residency:
Will Atkinson 1.00am Toddla T
4.00 Jordan North
Radio 2
Sky Sports 1
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9.00am Premier League
World The latest news
9.30 Premier League 100
Club Emile Heskey
10.00 Premier League Years
12.00 Football’s Greatest
Teams Double bill
1.00pm Great Sporting
Moments Four episodes
2.00 Premier League
Legends Andrew Cole
3.00 Spanish Football Gold
3.30 Football League Gold
3.45 Football Gold
4.00 Football’s Greatest
Players Double bill
5.00 Premier League 100
Club Double bill
6.00 Premier League
Legends Michael Owen
6.30 Football’s Greatest
Teams The Manchester
United team that won the
treble in the 1998/99 season
7.00 LIVE Betfred Super
League: Wakefield Trinity v
Castleford Tigers (Kick-off
8.00) Coverage of the match
from the 21st round of
fixtures, which takes place at
Rapid Solicitors Stadium
10.00 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
11.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
12.00-12.15am Betfred Super
League Highlights
Sky Sports 2
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9.00am ICC Women’s World
Cup Sri Lanka v India
10.00 LIVE Test Cricket:
England v South Africa
Coverage of the opening day’s
play in the first Test
6.30pm Test Cricket: The
Verdict A panel of guests
discuss the opening day
7.00 World Rugby Show
7.30 ATP Tour Uncovered
8.00 Test Cricket
9.00 Test Cricket: The Verdict
9.30 World Rugby Show
10.00 Taekwondo
10.30 ATP Tour Uncovered
11.00 Test Cricket
12.00-12.30am Test Cricket:
The Verdict
Sky Sports 3
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9.00am GAA Weekly
Round-Up
10.00 GAA Weekly Round-Up
11.00 Racing News
11.30 Sporting Triumphs
12.00 Sporting Rivalries
1.00pm P1 Superstock
Powerboating USA
1.55 Sporting Records
2.55 LIVE One-Day
International Cricket: West
Indies v India The final match
11.00 Great Sporting
Moments Three episodes
12.00-1.00am Time of Our
Lives The 1992 Olympics
Sky Sports 4
SKY 404 VIRGIN 514
10.00am-6.00pm LIVE
European Tour Golf:
The Irish Open Hosted by the
Rory Foundation
8.00-11.00 LIVE PGA Tour
Golf: The Greenbrier Classic
Sky Sports F1
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2.00pm-3.00 LIVE F1 Drivers
Press Conference The drivers
answer the media’s questions
BT Sport 1
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9.00am PSA Squash
Highlights
10.00 PSA Squash Highlights
12.00 Fishing
1.00pm WRC Review
2.00 Aviva Premiership
Rugby Highlights
4.30 30 for 30
6.00 Gillette World Sport
6.30 World Sailing
7.00 The Clare Balding Show
8.00 BT Sport Films
9.30 Premier League World
10.00 British Rally
Championship Highlights
11.00 30 for 30
12.00-3.00am LIVE MLB
Eurosport 1
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10.00am Cycling: Tour de
France Action from stage five
11.00 LIVE Cycling: Tour de
France Stage six
5.00pm LIVE Uefa Euro
Under-19s Championship
Football: Germany v Bulgaria
6.55 Eurosport News
7.00 MCE British Superbikes
8.00 Cycling: Tour de France
9.30 Cycling: Spring Cup
10.00 Tennis: Wimbledon
11.30-12.30am Cycling: Tour
de France Stage six
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
5.00am Vanessa Feltz 6.30
Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce.
Music by Simon & Garfunkel
12.00 Jeremy Vine 2.00pm
Steve Wright 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 Bob Harris Country 8.00
Jo Whiley 10.00 The Radio 2
Arts Show with Jonathan Ross
12.00 The Craig Charles House
Party (r) 2.00am Radio 2’s
Tracks of My Years Playlist
3.00 Radio 2 Playlists: Have A
Great Weekend 4.00 Radio 2
Playlists: Feelgood Friday
Radio 3
FM: 90.2-92.4 MHz
6.30am Breakfast
9.00 Essential Classics
12.00 Composer of the Week:
Charpentier
1.00pm News
1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert The Nash Ensemble,
celebrates two of the most
tuneful of chamber music
composers. Bruch (Piano
Quintet in G minor); and
Vaughan Williams (String
Quartet No 2 in A minor)
2.00 Afternoon on 3
A performance of Berlioz’s
dramatic symphony, Romeo
and Juliet. Plus, a new piece
from the New Music Biennial
from Hull City of Culture
4.30 In Tune
6.30 Composer of the Week:
Charpentier (r)
7.30 Radio 3 in Concert
SCO Strings takes a musical
tour from the Scandinavia
to Orkney, and south to the
East Neuk of Fife before
ending with Tchaikovsky’s
Souvenir de Florence
10.00 Free Thinking Margaret
Reynolds champions the
Greek poet Sappho
10.45 The Essay: New
Generation Thinkers
11.00 Late Junction
12.30am Through the Night
Radio 4
FM: 92.4-94.6 MHz
LW: 198 kHz MW: 720 kHz
5.30am News Headlines
5.43 Prayer for the Day
5.45 Farming Today
5.58 Tweet of the Day
6.00 Today
8.31 (LW) Yesterday in
Parliament
9.00 In Our Time
Today’s picks
Howards End
Radio Four Extra, 10am
“The truth was that she had
fallen in love, not with an
individual, but with a family.”
It’s such a lovely line — and
such a good observation. So
often, when you think you
adore a person you actually
adore their frame. Forster,
in danger of falling out of
favour in recent years, has recently been rescued from
fustiness by the fandom of Zadie Smith and others —
although you don’t get much of a sense of that new-found
fashionableness here. This adaptation of Howards End
was made in 2009 and does sound a little dated;
something about the way in which the Schlegel sisters
don’t so much speak as trill, although Alexandra
Mathie is excellent as Aunt Juley, and John Hurt, pictured,
who is the narrator, reminds us why we miss him so.
Catherine Nixey
9.45 (LW) Daily Service
9.45 Book of the Week: Big
Pig, Little Pig By Jacqueline
Yallop (4/5)
10.00 Woman’s Hour
Including at 10.45 the Drama:
Tales of the City — The Days of
Anna Madrigal (4/10)
10.25-6.45 (LW) Live Test
Match Special: England v
South Africa
11.00 From Our Own
Correspondent
11.30 My House
12.01pm (LW) Shipping
Forecast
12.04 50 Things That Made
the Modern Economy
12.15 You and Yours
12.57 Weather
1.00 The World at One
1.45 Cold War: Stories from
the Big Freeze
2.00 The Archers (r)
2.15 Drama: Lost in France A
career girl quits her job, and
decides to retreat to the
Dordogne. Comedy by Alice
Burden and Harriet Collings
3.00 Open Country
3.27 Radio 4 Appeal (r)
3.30 Bookclub (r)
4.00 The Film Programme
4.30 BBC Inside Science
5.00 PM
5.54 (LW) Shipping Forecast
5.57 Weather
6.00 News Headlines
6.30 Paul Sinha’s History
Revision. See Choice (4/4)
6.45 (LW) Paul Sinha’s History
Revision (4/4)
7.00 The Archers Jennifer is
told not to splash the cash
7.15 Front Row
7.45 Tales of the City: The
Days of Anna Madrigal (r)
8.00 The Briefing Room
8.30 The Bottom Line
9.00 BBC Inside Science
9.30 In Our Time (r)
10.00 The World Tonight
10.45 Book at Bedtime:
Dangerous Visions —
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury’s
dystopian sci-fi classic (4/10)
11.00 Thanks a Lot, Milton
Jones! (6/6) (r)
11.30 Today in Parliament
12.00 News Headlines
12.30am Book of the Week:
Big Pig, Little Pig (r)
12.48 Shipping Forecast
1.00 As BBC World Service
Radio 5 Live
MW: 693, 909
Paul Sinha’s
History Revision
Radio 4, 6.30pm
Political blunders is this
week’s topic. Paul Sinha
opens with the story of
Cicero, who was beheaded,
his hands were chopped off,
then Mark Antony’s wife
stuck her hairpin through his
tongue. Cicero churned out
some good phrases: “To be
ignorant of what occurred
before you were born is to
remain always a child.” As
does Sinha. Cicero was a
“poet, statesman, orator . . .
one of the greatest thinkers
of civilisation. Not until
Stephen Fry would history
see such a polymath.” CN
A Bit on the Side 9.15 Goldfish
Girl 10.00 Comedy Club
10.30 Thom Tuck Goes
Straight to DVD 11.00 The
Harpoon 11.25 The Comedy
Club Interview 11.30 Party
BBC World Service
Digital only
5.00am Reports 5.15 Wake Up
to Money 6.00 Breakfast
10.00 Emma Barnett 12.00
Live Wimbledon 7.00pm
5 Live Sport 7.30 6-Love-6
8.30 Dawson and Mehrtens’
Lions Show 9.30 Cycling
10.00 Question Time Extra
Time 1.00am Up All Night
TalkSport
MW: 1053, 1089 kHz
6.00am Sports Breakfast
10.00 Jim White 1.00pm
Hawksbee and Jacobs 4.00
Danny Kelly and Darren
Gough 7.00 Live Kick-off
10.00 Sports Bar 1.00am Two
Mikes 4.00 My Sporting Life
Radio 4 Extra
Digital only
8.00am Marriage Lines
8.30 Play It Cool 9.00 From
Memphis 9.30 Nineteen
Ninety-Eight 10.00 Howards
End. See Choice 11.00 William
Trevor’s A Bit on the Side 11.15
Goldfish Girl 12.00 Marriage
Lines 12.30pm Play It Cool
1.00 Dissolution 1.15 Wide
Sargasso Sea 1.30 A Requiem
for St Kilda 2.00 Swimming
Home 2.15 Plants 2.30 Eugene
Onegin 2.45 A Voyage to
Lundy 3.00 Howard’s End
4.00 All the Way from
Memphis 4.30 Nineteen
Ninety-Eight 5.00 Richard
Barton: General Practitioner!
5.30 History Revision 6.00
The Routemasters 6.30 Great
Lives 7.00 Marriage Lines
7.30 Play It Cool 8.00
Dissolution 8.15 Wide
Sargasso Sea 8.30
A Requiem for St Kilda
9.00 William Trevor’s
9.00am News 9.06 Thought
Show 10.00 World Update
11.00 Newsroom 11.30 Food
Chain 12.00 News 12.06pm
Outlook 1.00 Newsroom 1.30
Assignment 2.00 Newshour
3.00 News 3.06 Inquiry 3.30
Business 4.00 BBC OS 6.00
News 6.06 Outlook 7.00
Newsroom 7.30 Wimbledon
8.00 News 8.06 Inquiry 8.30
Science in Action 9.00
Newshour 10.00 News 10.06
Assignment 10.30 Food
Chain 11.00 Newsroom 11.20
Sports 11.30 Business 12.00
News 12.06am Thought
Show 1.00 News 1.06
Business 2.00 News 2.06
Newsroom 2.30 Assignment
3.00 News 3.06 Talking
Books 3.30 World Football
4.00 News 4.06 Outlook
6 Music
Digital only
7.00am Shaun Keaveny
10.00 Lauren Laverne
1.00pm Mark Radcliffe
and Stuart Maconie 4.00
Steve Lamacq 7.00 Marc
Riley 9.00 Gideon Coe
12.00 Steve Lamacq 1.00am
The Story of Funk
Classic FM
FM: 100-102 MHz
6.00am More Music
Breakfast 9.00 John Suchet
1.00pm Anne-Marie Minhall
5.00 Classic FM Drive 7.00
Smooth Classics 8.00
The Full Works Concert.
Featuring works by Chopin,
Tchaikovsky, Brahms and
Borodin 10.00 Smooth
Classics 1.00am Jane Jones
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Critic’s choice
The Story of the Sideman
BBC Four, 9pm
Here’s a fresh tale of rock’n’roll:
a feature-length film bigging
up the backing musicians who
share the stage with the
world’s superstars. Their
talents often exceed the
names on the billboard, yet
they get none of the fame and
adoration. Ever heard of
Bernard Fowler? Probably not,
yet he’s been singing on stage
with the Rolling Stones since
1988 — in plain sight to
80,000 fans at every gig, yet
anonymous. Our guide
through a tale of triumph and
thwarted ambition is Earl
Slick, a guitarist for David
Bowie for 40 years, pictured.
Looking every bit the louche
rock superstar, Slick explains
how the job of the “sidie” is to
fit in with the vision of the
boss, but never to cramp their
style. “We don’t compete with
the lead guy,” he says. “That’s
not a sideman, that’s an
out-of-work musician.” Most
don’t set out to be a backing
musician, but fate has its own
agenda. Slick describes how,
having changed his name in
1970 to that of a front-cover
pin-up, he met Bowie in 1974
(“a skinny spooky-ass guy
with bright red hair and no
eyebrows”) and his life as a
side-guitarist began. While
you feel it must be galling
(“a big ego is not good for
the sideman,” Keith Richards
says sagely, contributing here
along with Mick Jagger and
Billy Joel), all the sidies
interviewed — from Prince
musicians Wendy and Lisa to
Otis Redding’s Steve Cropper
— seem sanguine about their
role, even with the challenges
of being a freelance gun-forhire. As with the Oscarwinning 2014 film 20 Feet
from Stardom, putting the
sidemen centre-stage for once
feels like nothing less than
they deserve. James Jackson
Further recommendations
The Genius of David Bowie features BBC archive performances,
including Life on Mars? and Fashion (BBC Four, 11.30pm)
Becoming
a Lied Singer
Count Arthur
Strong
Lethal Weapon
Top of the Lake
ITV, 9pm
BBC Two, 11.05pm
BBC Four, 8pm
BBC Two, 8.30pm
As any Schubert enthusiast will
tell you, the German Lied song
is a short musical poem about
nature, love and death for voice
and piano that was popular in
living rooms of the Romantic
era. An exponent of it has been
the German baritone Thomas
Quasthoff, whose voice, as we
see from concert clips, can shift
from joy to despair within a
song. Much of the fun of his film
about this expressive form, is
watching him correcting young
singers as they try to master the
art of lieder. “I try to be honest,”
he says. “I’m a nice critic — the
real world is a bit different.” JJ
Rory Kinnear’s Michael and his
voice-of-reason girlfriend
Sinem are away on holiday in
Spain, which means two things:
chaos prevails in the café and
the sitcom will revel in its
fustier disposition. Arthur is in
spluttering overdrive as, for
example, he tries to remember
the name of the actor who
plays Sherlock. That’s nothing,
however, compared to his
reaction when he hears the big
news: free biscuits are being
given away on the high street.
It leads to tonight’s funniest
scene as Arthur is interviewed
— to become a Scientologist. JJ
After 18 episodes, this wittierthan-your average genre
fodder has whizzed by at the
speed of one of its car chases.
If the action has often been
a sideshow to Riggs and
Murtaugh’s personal stories
and corny bromance, in the
finale it all comes together in
a heated fusion of revelations
and retribution. Riggs finally
discovers the truth about his
wife’s death, so expect scenes
of male angst and electrical
torture, macho wisecracks and
wracked power-ballads. You
only wonder why they didn’t
go the whole hog and set the
series in 1987, complete with
mullets and Uzis. JJ
With the second series of Jane
Campion’s New Zealand-set
drama coming later this
month, series one is showing
in double bills, starting tonight.
A powerful and haunting
mystery set in the remote
mountains of the South Island,
the story centres around the
disappearance of the 12-yearold daughter of a local drug
lord (Peter Mullan), who was
found to be five months
pregnant before she went
missing. Elisabeth Moss (The
Handmaid’s Tale) is the child
protection officer called in to
investigate the case, while
Holly Hunter also stars as a
local self-help guru. Joe Clay
Catch
up
Classic Albums
BBC iPlayer, to July 17
Despite having its thunder
stolen by the release of
Sgt Pepper’s in 1967, the
Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds is
definitely in the discussion
for top spot when
lists are drawn up
of the greatest
albums of
all time.
Here,
the
1966
masterpiece — all the work of
Brian Wilson, pictured — gets
the Classic Albums treatment
to mark the album’s 50th
anniversary, with Wilson and
his surviving bandmates
breaking down the process.
Made with the Wrecking Crew,
a crack team of session
musicians, while the rest of the
Beach Boys were on tour, Pet
Sounds was Wilson turning
the studio into a lab for
experimentation. The
Pet Sounds 50th
anniversary tour
reaches the
UK on July
28. Joe
Clay
Variations
● BBC1 N Ireland As BBC One except:
10.35pm The Irish Open: Highlights 11.35
Not Going Out (r) 12.05am FILM Begin
Again (2013) 1.45-6.00 BBC News
● BBC2 Scotland As BBC Two except:
11.05pm TRNSMT. New series. Edith
Bowman introduces coverage of the new
festival from Glasgow Green, featuring
sets by Radiohead, Rag‘n’Bone Man, Belle
and Sebastian and London Grammar
12.35am-1.35 Top of the Lake (r)
● Channel As ITV London except:
12.35am-3.00 ITV Nightscreen
● ITV Wales As ITV London except:
8.00pm-8.30 Coast & Country
● STV As ITV London except:
8.00pm-8.30 Animal 999. A fledgling gull
becomes trapped behind a large fence
12.35am After Midnight 2.05 ITV
Nightscreen 4.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(r) 5.30-6.00 Teleshopping
● UTV As ITV London except:
8.00pm-8.30 UTV Life 12.35am
Teleshopping 1.35-3.00 ITV Nightscreen
● S4C 6.00am Cyw: Ben Dant (r) 6.15 Sam
Tân (r) 6.30 Bobi Jac (r) 6.40 Octonots (r)
6.55 Peppa (r) 7.00 Cacamwnci. Comedy
show (r) 7.15 Blero yn Mynd i Ocido (r)
7.25 Twm Tisian (r) 7.35 Straeon Ty Pen (r)
7.50 Cymylaubychain (r) 8.00 Stiw (r)
8.10 Heulwen a Lleu (r) 8.20 Y Teulu
Mawr (r) 8.30 Yn yr Ardd (r) 8.45 Dwylo’r
Enfys (r) 9.00 Cled (r) 9.15 Marcaroni (r)
9.30 Chwedlau Tinga Tinga (r) 9.40
Falmai’r Fuwch (r) 9.45 Bach a Mawr (r)
10.00 Ben Dant (r) 10.15 Sam Tân (r) 10.30
Bobi Jac (r) 10.40 Octonots (r) 10.55
Peppa (r) 11.00 Cacamwnci (r) 11.15 Blero
yn Mynd i Ocido (r) 11.25 Twm Tisian (r)
11.35 Straeon Ty Pen (r) 11.50
Cymylaubychain (r) 12.00 Llangollen
2017 1.55pm News S4C a’r Tywydd 2.00
Live Seiclo: Le Tour de France 4.35 Cyw
(r) 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 Tag 5.45
Llangollen 2017 6.00 News S4C a’r
Tywydd 6.05 Cwpwrdd Dillad (r) 6.30
Garddio a Mwy (r) 7.00 Heno 8.00 Pobol
y Cwm. Eileen makes an important
discovery 8.25 3 Lle: Ifan Jones Evans.
The broadcaster shares places of
personal significance 9.00 News 9 a’r
Tywydd 9.30 Llangollen 2017. With Nia
Roberts and Trystan Ellis-Morris 10.30
Seiclo: Le Tour de France 11.00 Stiwdio
Gefn (r) 11.30-12.35am Llangollen 2017 (r)
(AD) Audio description (HD) High Definition
(r) repeat (SL) In-vision signing
Films of the day
The Charge of the Light Brigade (12, 1968)
Film4, 4.35pm
Aptly for a film that unflinchingly portrays the most infamous
bungle in British army history, Tony Richardson’s epic was beset
by problems during filming: earthquakes, hostile Turkish locals,
dead horses, difficult actors, an even more difficult director,
to name but a few. Still, it is an extraordinary achievement.
Richardson’s film shows a British Army bloated and conceited,
having not fought a battle worth its name since Waterloo four
decades earlier. This leads the top brass to fall out over wine
choices and hunger for a famous victory. David Hemmings,
Trevor Howard and John Gielgud star. (139min) Chris Bennion
Begin Again (15, 2013)
BBC One, 11.05pm
Eight years on from Once, the
director John Carney returns to
the formula that made his lowbudget charmer a hit. Two things
are different: this time the streets
that inspire the songs are those of
New York rather than Dublin and,
instead of unknown actors, Carney
cast Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. It’s this second factor
that is the biggest risk — this is a gentle, acoustic kind of a story;
introducing big names is like throwing in a string section at
the risk of drowning out the melody. Unexpectedly, it works.
As jilted English girl abroad Greta, Knightley, pictured, is gauche,
prickly and utterly delightful. She hits her stride with the help
of failed A&R man Dan (Ruffalo). (104min) Wendy Ide
The Babadook (15, 2014)
Film4, 11.15pm
The Australian horror taps into every parent’s gut-wrenching
paranoia that they may not be a fit parent — or even like
their child. Single mother Amelia (Essie Davis) is a woman on
the brink. Still grieving over the death of her husband, she is
finding it increasingly difficult to connect to her son, Samuel
(Noah Wiseman). To make matters worse, Samuel is convinced
there is a monstrous creature that visits his room at night.
It started with an ill-advised bedtime story — a pop-up book
that tells of the Babadook. Samuel’s response is chilling.
This is a well-crafted exercise in atmosphere, with echoes
of The Shining. (94min) WI
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have missed, and can be accessed online, on tablet or smartphone. You can watch these shows on
your TV depending on your set-up. If you watch Freeview via a YouView box — or have Sky, Virgin,
Freesat or BT Vision — you’ll find an on-screen guide. Full explanation at thetimes.co.uk/catchup
Friday 7
BBC One
BBC Two
ITV
Channel 4
Channel 5
6.00am Breakfast (HD) 9.15
Crimewatch Roadshow (HD) 10.00
Homes Under the Hammer (r) (AD)
(HD) 11.00 Kitchen Garden Live with
the Hairy Bikers. With Charlotte
Ritchie (HD) 11.45 Caught Red Handed
(r) (AD) (HD) 12.15pm Bargain Hunt.
Eric Knowles hosts from York, where
Nick Hall and Jonathan Pratt advise
teams competing to win the greater
profit at an auction in Darlington (AD)
(HD) 1.00 BBC News at One; Weather
(HD) 1.30 BBC Regional News;
Weather 1.45 Live Wimbledon 2017.
Sue Barker is at the All England Club,
where the third Grand Slam
tournament of the year has reached
the third-round stage in the men’s and
ladies’ singles draws (HD) 6.00 BBC
News at Six; Weather (HD) 6.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather
6.15am The TV That Made Me (r)
(HD) 6.45 Flog It! Trade Secrets.
Stonemasons in Oxford (r) (HD) 7.15
Bargain Hunt. Tim Wonnacott
presents the competition from
Hay-on-Wye, Powys, where teams
are guided by the experts Charles
Hanson and Jonathan Pratt (r) (AD)
(HD) 8.00 Sign Zone: Gardeners’
World. Monty Don plants a tree fern in
the damp garden, Flo Headlam visits
a church garden in Lewisham and
Carol Klein selects hardy geraniums
as her Plant of the Month (r) (SL) 9.00
Victoria Derbyshire (HD) 11.00 Daily
Politics (HD) 11.30 Live Wimbledon
2017. Sue Barker introduces the
opening coverage of day five at
SW19, where the men’s and ladies’
third-round singles matches are due
to get under way (HD)
6.00am Good Morning Britain (HD)
8.30 Lorraine (HD) 9.25 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (HD) 10.30 This Morning
(HD) 12.30pm Loose Women.
Interviews and debate from a female
perspective (HD) 1.30 ITV News;
Weather 1.55 Regional News; Weather
2.00 Judge Rinder. Cameras follow
criminal barrister Robert Rinder as he
takes on real-life cases in a studio
courtroom (r) (HD) 3.00 David
Dickinson’s Name Your Price. Game
show in which three pairs of
contestants compete against one
another to correctly value antiques or
collectibles in order to win a cash
prize (AD) (HD) 4.00 Tipping Point.
Ben Shephard presents the quiz
show (r) (HD) 5.00 The Chase. Quiz
show (r) (HD) 6.00 Regional News;
Weather 6.30 ITV News; Weather
6.00am Countdown (r) (HD) 6.45 Will
& Grace (r) 7.35 Everybody Loves
Raymond (r) 8.35 Frasier (r) (AD)
10.05 Undercover Boss USA (r) (HD)
11.00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun
(r) (HD) 12.00 Channel 4 News
Summary (HD) 12.05pm Couples
Come Dine with Me (r) (HD) 1.05 Posh
Pawnbrokers (r) (HD) 2.10
Countdown. Game show (HD) 3.00
A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun. Anne
Hogarth and her daughter look for a
holiday home in Lanzarote (r) (HD)
4.00 Best of Both Worlds. A couple
who want to live in the country, while
keeping their jobs in town (HD) 5.00
Four in a Bed (r) (HD) 5.30 Come Dine
with Me (r) (HD) 6.00 The Simpsons.
Bart is referred to a therapist (r) (AD)
6.30 Hollyoaks. Maxine is sure that
Darcy is lying (AD) (HD)
6.00am Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright
Stuff (HD) 11.15 House Doctor (r) (AD)
(HD) 12.10pm 5 News Lunchtime (HD)
12.15 Big Brother (r) (HD) 1.10 Access
1.15 Home and Away (AD) (HD) 1.45
Neighbours (AD) (HD) 2.15 NCIS.
Tony’s cover is blown as the hunt for
La Grenouille intensifies and his car is
destroyed in an explosion (r) (AD)
(HD) 3.15 FILM Jodi Picoult’s Salem
Falls (12, TVM, 2011) A former teacher
tries to clear his name after he is
falsely accused of sexual assault by
three teenage girls. Crime drama
starring James Van Der Beek (HD)
5.00 5 News at 5 (HD) 5.30
Neighbours. David lies to his boss to
cover his tracks (r) (AD) (HD) 6.00
Home and Away. Zac declines the job
offer for the sake of Hunter (r) (AD)
(HD) 6.30 5 News Tonight (HD)
Count Arthur Strong (8.30pm)
Elisabeth Moss stars (11.05pm)
The world of posh pets (8pm)
The Crystal Maze (9pm)
When live TV goes wrong (9pm)
7.00 The One Show With the
comedian Katherine Ryan (HD)
7.00 Emmerdale Lawrence is keen
to keep Lachlan on his side as
the net closes in (AD) (HD)
7.00 Channel 4 News Including
sport and weather (HD)
7.30 A Question of Sport
With James Taylor, Lutalo
Muhammad, Alex Danson
and Dean Ashton (r) (HD)
7.30 Coronation Street
Todd suggests to Adam that he
should take on Summer’s case.
Continues at 8.30 (AD) (HD)
7.00 Cricket on 5 England v South
Africa. Highlights of the second
day’s play in the First Test. With
commentary by Graeme Smith,
Geoffrey Boycott, Simon
Hughes, Michael Vaughan and
Mark Nicholas. (HD); followed
by 5 News Update
8.00 EastEnders The Taylors cause
trouble, while Steven struggles
to stay in control (AD) (HD)
8.00 The Secret World of Posh Pets
A man in Yorkshire breeding
falcons (2/6) (HD)
8.30 Coronation Street Johnny flies
into a jealous rage over Jenny
and Matthew (AD) (HD)
8.00 Gogglesprogs Young television
viewers give their honest,
inimitable and hilarious take
on The Crystal Maze Celebrity
Special, The Great Pottery
Throw Down and classic movie
The Jungle Book (5/6) (HD)
8.00 Blind Date Paul O’Grady helps
a gentlemanly soldier and a
bubbly finance director —
both from Manchester —
find would-be sweethearts
from among three potential
suitors (3/6) (r) (HD); followed
by 5 News Update
9.00 Lethal Weapon Riggs makes
a shocking discovery about
Miranda’s death, which leads
him back to the cartel in a
frantic search for answers.
Clayne Crawford and Kevin
Rahm star. Last in the series.
See Film Choice (AD) (HD)
9.00 The Crystal Maze: Celebrity
Special Richard Ayoade guides
Joel Dommett, Jermaine Jenas,
Adil Ray, Tamara Wall and
Rylan Clark-Neal on an epic
adventure, tackling physical,
skill, mystery and mental
challenges (AD) (HD)
9.00 Best of Bad TV: Live &
Dangerous A collection of
the biggest television howlers
caught on film, including
a fire on the Blue Peter set,
choice moments from The Hit
Man and Her and disastrous
award shows (HD)
10.00 ITV News at Ten; followed by
Regional News and ITV Weather
10.00 The Last Leg Adam Hills, Josh
Widdicombe and Alex Brooker
are joined by famous guests
for a review of the significant
moments of the past week (HD)
10.00 Big Brother: Live Eviction
Emma Willis hosts the latest
eviction, revealing which of this
week’s nominees the public
have voted out, then chatting
to them about their time on the
show, who they think voted for
them and whether they feel it
was their time to go. But before
that, a look at how they have
all been getting on in the
regular round-up (HD)
8.30 Count Arthur Strong Arthur
makes some new friends while
in search of biscuits. See
Viewing Guide (6/7) (HD)
9.00 Peter Kay’s Comedy Shuffle An
ambitious nationwide challenge
for Comic Relief (3/6) (AD) (HD)
9.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys Agnes turns
to the internet to find a date for
Valentine’s Day (4/6) (r) (HD)
10.00 BBC News at Ten (HD); followed
by BBC Regional News and
National Lottery Update
8.30 Today at Wimbledon Clare
Balding presents highlights of
the fifth day’s play at the All
England Club, where the
third-rround matches in the
men’s and ladies’ singles were
due to get under way (HD)
9.30 RHS: Hampton Court Flower
Show Monty Don meets the
designer addressing Britain’s
brownfield spaces, Nick Bailey
reveals how to care for orchids
and Toby Buckland reviews the
best house plants (3/3) (HD)
10.35 Not Going Out Lee and Lucy
struggle to maintain their
romance (1/7) (r) (HD)
10.30 Newsnight The day’s events
presented by Evan Davis (HD)
11.05 FILM Begin Again (15, 2013)
A disgraced record executive
begins a life-changing
collaboration with a singer
he meets in New York’s East
Village. Comedy drama with
Keira Knightley and Mark
Ruffalo. See Film Choice (HD)
11.05 Top of the Lake A 12-year-old
is found to be pregnant and
child-protection specialist Robin
Griffin is called in to assist
local police. See Viewing Guide
(1/6) (r) (AD) (HD)
12.50am Weather for the Week
Ahead (HD) 12.55 BBC News (HD)
12.05am Top of the Lake. Robin
pursues a suspect to his house for
questioning. See Viewing Guide (2/6)
(r) (AD) (HD) 1.00 Sign Zone: Cadet
Abuse Cover-Up — Panorama. Sexual
abuse within the cadet forces (r) (SL)
(HD) 1.40-2.40 Doctor Who (r) (AD,SL)
10.40Joanna Lumley’s India Joanna
Lumley travels back to the
country of her birth, travelling
the length and breadth of India
to explore its diverse
landscapes and cultural
traditions (1/3) (r) (AD) (HD)
11.40 Tipping Point Ben Shephard
hosts the quiz show (r) (HD)
11.05 Naked Attraction Dating show
hosted by Anna Richardson in
which two singletons choose
a date from a selection of six
naked people, who will be
revealed to them one body part
at a time (2/5) (r) (AD) (HD)
11.30 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side
Rylan Clark-Neal and his guests
discuss tonight’s eviction (HD)
12.35am Jackpot247 3.00 Storage
Hoarders. Aggie MacKenzie tries to
persuade a woman to part with her
collection of cardboard boxes, and
helps a hoarding father to clear his
clutter. Last in the series (r) (SL) (HD)
3.50 ITV Nightscreen (HD)
12.10am Windsors (r) (AD) (HD) 12.40
8 Out of 10 Cats (HD) 1.25 FILM The
Paperboy (15, 2012) (HD) 3.10 The
Handmaid’s Tale (r) (AD,SL) (HD) 4.15
Fill Your House for Free (r) (HD) 4.20
Location, Location, Location (r) (SL)
5.15 Inside Out Homes (r) (AD) (HD)
12.15am SuperCasino (HD) 3.10 Big
Brother: Eviction. Another housemate
gets the boot (r) (HD) 4.20 Lip Sync
Battle UK: Rufus Hound v Jorgie
Porter (r) (HD) 4.45 House Doctor (r)
(SL) 5.10 Great Artists (r) (SL) 5.35
Wildlife SOS. Documentary (r) (SL)
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Saturday July 1 2017 | the times
Dicte Svendsen
Friday 7 | Primetime digital guide
The crime reporter, centre,
returns for a second series
of the Danish drama
More4, 9pm
FV Freeview FS Freesat
BBC Four
ITV3
More4
Film4
Sky1
Sky Atlantic
FV 9, FS 107, SKY 116, VIRGIN 107
FV 10, FS, 115, SKY 119, VIRGIN 117
FV 14, FS 124, SKY 138, VIRGIN 195
FV 15, FS 300, SKY 315, VIRGIN 428
SKY 106, VIRGIN 110
SKY 108
7.00pm World News Today (S)
7.30 Top of the Pops: 1984 With
Matt Bianco, Wang Chung,
Van Halen and Nena (S)
8.00 Becoming a Lied Singer:
Thomas Quasthoff and the
Art of German Song The
maestro and founder of the
Das Lied singing competition
explains the history of and
his love for this art form. See
Viewing Guide (S)
9.00 Rock ‘n’ Roll Guns for Hire:
The Story of the Sideman
A look at music’s overlooked
“guns for hire”. See Viewing
Guide (AD) (S)
10.30 Girls in Bands at the BBC
Includes Patti Smith, the
Go-Go’s and Elkie Brooks in
her Vinegar Joe days (R) (S)
11.30-12.30am The Genius of
David Bowie BBC archive
performances, including Life
on Mars? and Fashion, plus
Lulu and Mott the Hoople
covering Bowie hits (R) (S)
6.55pm Murder, She Wrote
Jessica and her friends
discover they are watching
a real killing being carried
out on television (AD) (R) (S)
8.00 Doc Martin As Louisa leaves
for Spain, Martin discovers a
health issue that could put
her in danger if she gets on
a plane. Meanwhile, Bert
and Jennifer’s engagement
party goes awry (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 The Street A man leaves his
wife and teenage children at
home when he goes away to
work, but a sexual
encounter with a fellow
worker has devastating
repercussions (R)
10.15 Law & Order: UK The body
of a woman is found at a
suicide spot (AD) (R) (S)
11.20-1.10am Wire in the Blood The
murder of two youngsters in
ritual slayings leads the
team to investigate black
magic (R) (S)
6.55pm The Supervet A
Staffordshire bull terrier
puppy receives treatment
for a badly deformed elbow,
and a cross-breed with
spinal problems leaves its
family facing a difficult
decision (AD) (R) (S)
7.55 Grand Designs Kevin
McCloud follows a couple
who discovered that a
Suffolk barn they were
about to restore is one of
the smallest surviving
medieval guildhalls in the
country (AD) (R) (S)
9.00 Dicte: Crime Reporter New
second series of the Danish
crime drama. When a
woman is murdered in a
hotel, Dicte and Wagner’s
investigation leads them to
the prostitution business.
Stars Iben Hjejle (1/5)
11.00-12.05am 24 Hours in A&E
Patients include a man with
a dislocated jaw (AD) (R) (S)
4.35pm FILM The Charge of the
Light Brigade (PG, 1968)
Historical drama about the
disastrous British attack on
Russian gun positions in the
Crimean War, resulting in a
needless loss of life. Starring
David Hemmings and Trevor
Howard. See Film Choice (S)
7.10 FILM Airplane! (15, 1980)
Spoof disaster movie
starring Robert Hays (S)
8.50 War for the Planet of the
Apes Interview With Matt
Reeves and Andy Serkis (S)
9.00 FILM A Million Ways to Die
in the West (15, 2014)
A timid farmer tries to
become a gunslinging Wild
West hero to impress a
mysterious woman.
Western spoof starring
Seth MacFarlane and
Charlize Theron (AD) (S)
11.15-1.05am FILM The Babadook
(15, 2014) Horror with Essie
Davis. See Film Choice (S)
7.00pm The Simpsons Homer
wins a role on The Itchy &
Scratchy Show (R) (S)
7.30 The Simpsons A gay man
befriends the family (R) (S)
8.00 Modern Family Jay drags
the families off to a Palm
Springs hotel to celebrate
the new year — but they
have other ideas (R) (S)
8.30 Modern Family Gloria tries
to throw Manny a surprise
birthday party (R) (S)
9.00 Zoo New series. Return of
the sci-fi thriller starring
James Wolk (1/13)
10.00 The Simpsons (R) (S)
10.30 The Simpsons (R) (S)
11.00 A League of Their Own With
Joleon Lescott, Jon
Richardson and Gabby
Logan (AD) (R) (S)
12.00-1.00am The Force:
Manchester Documentary
following the work of
Greater Manchester
Police (AD) (R) (S)
7.00pm CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation Catherine’s
daughter is abducted from
their car, and Grissom
investigates the murder of a
rock star whose body was
found beside a replica of the
crime scene (R) (S)
8.00 Blue Bloods After a witness
in a former case of Erin’s
asks her for help shutting
down a drug operation in
his apartment building, she
makes it her mission to
make the building safe
(AD) (R) (S)
9.00 Game of Thrones Jon Snow
tries to mediate between
Mance Rayder and Stannis
(1/10) (AD) (R) (S)
10.00 Game of Thrones Arya
arrives in Braavos (2/10)
(AD) (R) (S)
11.05-12.15am Game of Thrones
Tyrion walks the Long
Bridge of Volantis (3/10)
(AD) (R) (S)
ITV2
ITV4
E4
5STAR
5USA
Drama
FV 6, FS 113, SKY 118, VIRGIN 115
FV 24, FS 117, SKY 120, VIRGIN 118
FV 28, FS 122, SKY 136, VIRGIN 144
FV 30, FS 131, SKY 176, VIRGIN 151
FV 21, FS 129, SKY 174, VIRGIN 153
FV 20, FS 158, SKY 158, VIRGIN 128
7.00pm Funniest Ever You’ve
Been Framed! Gold Naughty
children and DIY disasters
8.00 Two and a Half Men Charlie
nearly drowns while trying to surf
8.30 Two and a Half Men
9.00 Love Island The end of
week five approaches
10.00 Celebrity Juice: Easter
Special With guests Will Mellor,
Rylan Clark and Kevin McHale
10.50 Family Guy
11.20 Family Guy
11.50-12.20am Family Guy
7.00pm Tour de France Highlights
Action from stage seven, featuring
a flat 213.5km journey from Troyes
to Nuits-Saint-Georges – shown live
earlier from 11am
8.00 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Action from Goodwood where
motoring enthusiasts gather for
the historic car and bike event
9.00-1.00am World Series of
Darts: Shanghai A chance to see
the second day at Pullman Hotel
Shanghai South, featuring the
quarter-finals, semi-finals and final
7.00pm Hollyoaks
7.30 The Goldbergs Erica and
Barry get jobs at Spencer’s Gifts
8.00 FILM Thor (12, 2011) The
Norse god of thunder is banished
to present-day Earth, which he
must defend from his evil brother.
Fantasy adventure starring Chris
Hemsworth and Natalie Portman
10.15 Britain’s Favourite Superhero
A public poll reveals Britain’s five
favourite superheroes
11.55-12.25am The Big Bang
Theory Comedy
7.00pm FILM Big Momma’s House
(12, 2000) Comedy starring Martin
Lawrence and Nia Long
9.00 FILM Mr & Mrs Smith (15,
2005) Married assassins are hired
to kill each other — a situation that
restores some much-needed
excitement to their relationship.
Comedy adventure starring Brad
Pitt and Angelina Jolie
11.20-1.25am FILM Homefront (15,
2013) Crime thriller starring Jason
Statham, James Franco, Winona
Ryder and Izabela Vidovic
7.00pm NCIS McGee’s
grandmother is implicated in the
killing of a lieutenant
8.00 NCIS The team tries to
uncover the motive behind a
contract killing
9.00 Law & Order: Los Angeles
A famous Hollywood stylist is
murdered on her way home
10.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Crime drama
11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit With guest star Kate Mulgrew
12.00-1.00am Law & Order
6.40pm Last of the Summer Wine
The trio help a friend with a
medical problem
7.20 Keeping Up Appearances
Hyacinth has plans for Richard
8.00 New Tricks The squad
reinvestigates the death of a
timeshare magnate
9.00 WPC 56 Jack makes progress
on finding the other missing boy
10.00 Jonathan Creek The
unconventional sleuth investigates
an alleged metamorphosis
11.20-12.40am Jonathan Creek
Yesterday
Spike
Dave
PBS America
Sky Arts
Sky Living
FV 19, FS 159, SKY 537, VIRGIN 245
FV 31, FS 141, SKY 160
FV 12, SKY 111, VIRGIN 127
FSAT 156, SKY 534, VIRGIN 276
SKY 121, VIRGIN 122
SKY 107, VIRGIN 112
7.00pm Coast The team explores
secret paths around the shores of
the British Isles
8.00 Who Do You Think You Are?
The actor Derek Jacobi discovers
his family link to France
9.00 Who Do You Think You Are?
Jerry Hall discovers how her
father’s family, who were from
Oldham, ended up in the USA
10.00 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
11.00 Coast Secret paths
12.00-1.00am World War II:
The Price of Empire (10/13)
7.00pm Police Interceptors Stu
deals with a case involving an
alleged assault and a missing
crossbow, while Amanda discovers
a consignment of crack on the A19
8.00 Police Interceptors
Damo deploys a stinger in a
bid to stop a drunk driver
9.00 Impact Wrestling Featuring
innovative high-risk matches
11.00-1.00am FILM Half Past Dead
(15, 2002) Action adventure,
starring Steven Seagal, Morris
Chestnut, Ja Rule and Nia Peeples
7.00pm Sin City Motors Reality
show following the exploits of car
fabricator Steve Darnell
8.00 Traffic Cops Highlights
9.00 Live BAMMA Coverage of
the mixed martial arts event at 3
Arena in Dublin
11.00-1.20am FILM Lethal Weapon
3 (15, 1992) Detectives Riggs and
Murtaugh go on the trail of a
former policeman selling
impounded weaponry to criminal
gang bosses. Action thriller sequel
starring Mel Gibson
6.45pm Treasure Divers
Part two of two. The search for a
sunken slave ship resumes
7.55 Air Warriors A profile of the
UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter
9.00 Alcatraz: Defying the Rock
How 13 inmates escaped from the
prison in San Francisco Bay
10.10 Alcatraz: Living Hell
Documentary offering an insight
into life inside the famous prison
11.15-12.20am Air Warriors
A profile of the versatile UH-60
Black Hawk helicopter
7.00pm Hollywood Gossip
Documentary about Tinseltown’s
early gossip columnists
8.00 Classic Albums The making
of Cream’s Disraeli Gears
9.00 The Summer of Love The
story of the cultural, social, and
political changes of 1967
10.00 Jimi Hendrix: American
Landing Documentary charting
the rise of the guitarist
11.15-1.10am The US v John Lennon
The musician’s relationship with
the US government
7.00pm Stop, Search, Seize
8.00 Elementary Holmes is
abducted by the leader of a street
gang. Watson feels uncomfortable
about a favour Shinwell asks her
9.00 Nashville Juliette helps
Maddie navigate the attention she
receives after her performance at
the CMT Music Awards
10.00 Bones Brennan and Booth
investigate their favourite
restaurant when a chef dies
11.00 Bones
12.00-1.00am Bones
Fox
Discovery
Nat Geographic
Comedy Central
Gold
W
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SKY 526, VIRGIN 266, BT 327
SKY 112, VIRGIN 132, BT 307
SKY 110, VIRGIN 124, BT 310
SKY 109, VIRGIN 125, BT 311
7.00pm NCIS A port authority
officer is murdered
8.00 NCIS The team uncovers
faulty bulletproof vests
9.00 NCIS
10.00 Bull
11.00 Family Guy
11.30 Family Guy
12.00-12.30am American Dad!
7.00pm Fast N’ Loud Part one of
two. Richard prepares to build a
1955 pink Cadillac
8.00 Gold Divers
9.00 Robson Green: Extreme
Fisherman From Guatemala,
Central America
10.00 Rise of the Machines
11.00-12.30am Mosquito
7.00pm Air Crash Investigation
Insight into the cause of the 1996
crash of Aeroperu Flight 603
8.00 Fidel Castro: The Lost Tapes
9.00 Facing Saddam A profile of
Saddam Hussein
10.00 Facing Putin
11.00 Air Crash Investigation
12.00-12.30am Science of Stupid
7.00pm Friends
8.00 Impractical Jokers
8.30 Impractical Jokers
9.00 Your Face or Mine
9.30 Bad Robots
10.00 Bob’s Burgers
10.30 Bob’s Burgers
11.00 Drunk History USA
11.30-12.30am Jim Jefferies Show
6.50pm The Good Life
7.30 The Good Life Tom gains
two eager disciples
8.15 Fawlty Towers
9.00 Mrs Brown’s Boys
9.40 Bottom
10.20 Bottom
11.00 Bottom
11.40-12.20am Bottom
7.00pm One Born Every Minute
8.00 MasterChef USA The
contestants cook for guests at a
pop-up restaurant
9.00 FILM The Pelican Brief (12,
1993) Legal thriller based on the
book by John Grisham with Julia
Roberts and Denzel Washington
11.55-12.30am EastEnders
Sky Premiere
Sky Brits
Sky Family
Sky Action
Sky Select
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SKY 304, VIRGIN 434, BT 508
SKY 306, VIRGIN 436, BT 505
SKY 307, VIRGIN 437, BT 502
SKY 312, VIRGIN 442, BT 510
6.00pm The Purge: Election Year
(15, 2016) Action horror with Frank
Grillo and Elizabeth Mitchell
8.00 Inferno (12, 2016) While
suffering from amnesia, Professor
Robert Langdon tries to stop a
lethal virus from killing millions.
Thriller starring Tom Hanks, Felicity
Jones and Irrfan Khan
10.10 The Top Ten Show 2017
The biggest box office hits
10.30-12.10am Morgan (15, 2016)
Sci-fi thriller starring Kate Mara,
Anya Taylor-Joy and Rose Leslie
6.15pm Dad’s Army (PG, 2016) The
captain of a seaside town’s home
guard platoon contends with
German spies and a female
journalist. Second World War
comedy starring Toby Jones
8.00 Spectre (12, 2015) James
Bond goes in search of the elusive
mastermind behind a secret
criminal network with links to his
own past. Spy thriller starring
Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz
10.30-12.35am Notting Hill
(15, 1999) Romantic comedy
6.15pm Strange Magic (U, 2015)
Animated fantasy musical with the
voice of Evan Rachel Wood
8.00 Rock Dog (PG, 2016) A hound
leaves his village home to pursue
his rock star dream in the big city.
Animation featuring the voices of
Luke Wilson and Eddie Izzard
9.35 Jem and the Holograms (PG,
2015) Drama starring Aubrey
Peeples and Stefanie Scott
11.40-1.35am The Water Horse:
Legend of the Deep (PG, 2007)
Fantasy adventure with Alex Etel
6.00pm The Bourne Supremacy
(12, 2004) The amnesiac assassin
is framed for a botched CIA
operation and faces a fight for
survival as he tries to uncover his
past. Action thriller sequel with
Matt Damon and Brian Cox
8.00 Star Trek Beyond (12, 2016)
After the USS Enterprise is
attacked, Kirk, Spock and the crew
struggle for survival on an alien
planet. Sci-fi starring Chris Pine
10.10-12.15am Spy (15, 2015)
Comedy with Melissa McCarthy
5.50pm The Magnificent Seven
(PG, 1960) Western classic with Yul
Brynner, Steve McQueen, James
Coburn and Charles Bronson
8.00 Cafe Society (12, 2016)
Woody Allen’s 1930s romantic
comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg
9.45-12.35am Scarface (18, 1983)
A Cuban immigrant to Miami
becomes a powerful drug baron,
but his empire is threatened by his
paranoia and cocaine addiction.
Thriller remake starring Al Pacino
and Michelle Pfeiffer
Felicity Jones and Tom Hanks
star in the 2016 thriller Inferno
(Sky Movies Premiere, 8pm)
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Friday 7
Sports guide
Live PGA Tour Golf
Sky Sports 4, 8pm
Radio 1
It’s day two of the Greenbrier
Classic, the event held at the
Old White TPC at in White
Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Last year it was cancelled due
to devastating flooding, which
claimed lives and homes in the
state. The tournament will
honour the first responders,
who will act as caddies on
the 18th, as well as the flood
survivors. Ángel Cabrera,
pictured, the 2014 champion,
is part of a strong field. JC
Sky Sports 1
SKY 401 VIRGIN 511 BT 402
9.00am Premier League 100
Club Dwight Yorke
9.30 Premier League 100
Club Ryan Giggs
10.00 Football League Gold
10.33 Rugby Gold
10.40 LIVE Super Rugby:
Reds v Brumbies
12.45pm Rugby Gold
12.50 LIVE Super Rugby:
Force v Rebels (Kick-off 12.55)
2.55 Rugby Gold
3.00 Spanish Football Gold
3.30 Football Gold
4.00 Football’s Greatest
Players Double bill
5.00 Premier League 100
Club Double bill
6.00 Premier League
Legends Gianfranco Zola
6.30 Football’s Greatest
Teams Barcelona
7.00 Great Sporting
Moments Double bill
7.30 LIVE Betfred Super
League: St Helens v Hull FC
(Kick-off 8.00)
10.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
11.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
12.00-12.15am Betfred Super
League Highlights
Sky Sports 2
SKY 402 VIRGIN 512 BT 403
9.00am Test Cricket
10.00 Test Cricket:
The Verdict
10.30 LIVE Test Cricket:
England v South Africa
6.30pm Test Cricket:
The Verdict
6.45 LIVE NatWest T20 Blast
Cricket: Essex Eagles v
Surrey From Chelmsford
10.15 ICC Cricket 360
10.45 Sporting Triumphs
11.00 Test Cricket
12.00-3.30am NatWest T20
Blast Cricket
Sky Sports 3
SKY 403 VIRGIN 513
FM: 96.7-99.8 MHz
6.30am Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Adele Roberts 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00
Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie
Mac 10.00 Pete Tong
1.00am B.Traits 4.00
Radio 1’s Essential Mix
Radio 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
3.15 Great Sporting Moments
4.00 NFL: America’s Game
5.00 Sporting Heroes: Steve
Harmison Interviews Kevin
Keegan — Part Two
6.00 Sporting Greats
7.00 Time of Our Lives
8.00 Test Cricket
9.00 Test Cricket: The Verdict
10.00pm-2.00am Super
Rugby Double bill
Sky Sports 4
SKY 404 VIRGIN 514
10.00am-6.00pm LIVE
European Tour Golf:
The Irish Open Hosted
by the Rory Foundation
8.00-11.00 LIVE PGA Tour
Golf: The Greenbrier Classic
Sky Sports F1
SKY 408 VIRGIN 518
8.45am-11.00 LIVE Formula 1
The Austrian Grand Prix first
practice session
12.45pm-3.00 LIVE Formula 1
The second practice session
3.30-4.00 LIVE F1 Team
Principal Press Conference
BT Sport 1
SKY 413 VIRGIN 531 BT 408
10.30am LIVE AFL
1.30pm British Rally
Championship Highlights
2.30 BT Sport Reload
2.45 30 for 30
3.45 FIM Speedway World
Cup Round two
5.45 FIA F3 European
Championship Highlights
6.45 LIVE FIM Speedway
World Cup Action from the
Speedway World Cup race off
9.45 MotoGP Rewind
10.00 DTM Review
11.00 30 for 30
12.00-3.00am LIVE MLB
4.30-7.30 LIVE AFL:
Hawthorn v GWS Giants
(Bounce-up 4.45)
BT Sport 2
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9.00am Time of Our Lives
10.00 NFL: America’s Game
11.00 Racing News
11.30 Betfred Super
League Highlights
11.45 Sporting Triumphs
12.00 Sporting Rivalries
1.00pm NFL: Greatest Games
2.30 Sporting Records
3.00 Betfred Super
League Highlights
Radio guide
1.00am LIVE UFC From the
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
3.00-6.30 LIVE UFC: Michael
Johnson v Justin Gaethje
Eurosport 1
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11.00am-5.00pm LIVE
Cycling: Tour de France
5.00am Vanessa Feltz 6.30
Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce.
Henry Blofeld’s final Tracks of
My Years come courtesy of
Scott Mackenzie and The
New Vaudeville 12.00 Jeremy
Vine 2.00pm Steve Wright
5.00 Simon Mayo 7.00 Tony
Blackburn’s Golden Hour 8.00
Friday Night Is Music Night (r)
10.00 Sounds of the 80s 12.00
Anneka Rice: The Happening
2.00am Radio 2’s Funky Soul
Playlist 3.00 Radio 2 Playlist:
Today’s Top Hits 4.00 Radio 2
Playlist: 21st Century Songs
Radio 3
FM: 90.2-92.4 MHz
6.30am Breakfast
9.00 Essential Classics
12.00 Composer of the Week:
Charpentier
1.00pm News
1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert From LSO St Luke’s in
London, Fiona Talkington
presents a series celebrating
two of the most tuneful of
chamber music composers
— Max Bruch and Ralph
Vaughan Williams
2.00 Afternoon on 3 A concert
by the Swedish Radio
Symphony Orchestra
4.30 In Tune
6.30 Composer of the Week:
Charpentier (r)
7.30 Radio 3 in Concert
The guitarist Sean Shibe
and the clarinettist Julian Bliss
join forces at the East Neuk
Festival in an eclectic recital
from Bach to Reich at the Dreel
Halls, Anstruther. See Choice
10.00 The Verb
10.45 The Essay: New
Generation Thinkers (r)
11.00 World on 3
1.00am Through the Night
Radio 4
FM: 92.4-94.6 MHz
LW: 198 kHz MW: 720 kHz
5.30am News Headlines
5.43 Prayer for the Day
5.45 Farming Today
5.58 Tweet of the Day
6.00 Today
8.31 (LW) Yesterday in
Parliament
9.00 Desert Island Discs (r)
9.45 (LW) Daily Service
9.45 Book of the Week: Big
Pig, Little Pig By Jacqueline
Yallop. The author’s account of
moving to southwest France
with her husband (5/5)
Today’s picks
Speaking With
Smaller Tongues
Radio 4, 11am
Radio 3 in Concert
Radio 3, 7.30pm
It’s one of the many
peculiarities of the Eurovision
Song Contest that despite that
“Euro” in its title almost all the
songs are, as Rory McGrath,
pictured, puts it here, in the
lingua franca of the contest, “a
mid-Atlantic English’’. What,
asks McGrath, “about the lesser known languages of Europe,
such as Breton or Manx or Sami or Occitan . . . Why isn’t there
a Eurovision song contest for them?” Well, turns out there
is: it’s called the SUNS international festival and for this
programme McGrath is singing a song in Cornish for it.
This isn’t just about resisting Europop: for some of these
languages, interesting people in them is a matter of life or
death. It’s estimated that more than 90 per cent of Europe’s
minority languages will be gone by the end of the century.
And his song? Really rather nice, actually. Catherine Nixey
10.00 Woman’s Hour
Including at 10.45 the Minute
Drama: Tales of the City — The
Days of Anna Madrigal (5/10)
10.30-6.45 (LW) Live Test
Match Special: England v
South Africa
11.00 Speaking with Smaller
Tongues. See Choice
11.30 Polyoaks
12.01pm (LW) Shipping
Forecast
12.04 50 Things That Made
the Modern Economy
12.15 You and Yours
1.00 The World at One
1.45 Cold War: Stories from
the Big Freeze
2.00 The Archers (r)
2.15 Drama: The Archivist
By Kellie Smith. Psychological
thriller with Adam Nagaitis
3.00 Gardeners’ Question
Time Horticulture advice
3.45 Short Works
4.00 Last Word
4.30 Feedback
4.55 The Listening Project
5.00 PM
5.54 (LW) Shipping Forecast
5.57 Weather
6.00 News Headlines
6.30 Dead Ringers
6.45 (LW) Dead Ringers
7.00 The Archers Fallon
grasps the nettle
7.15 Front Row
7.45 Tales of the City: The
Days of Anna Madrigal (r)
8.00 Any Questions? A debate
from Hungerford, Berkshire
8.50 A Point of View
9.00 Cold War: Stories from
the Big Freeze
10.00 The World Tonight
10.45 Book at Bedtime:
Dangerous Visions:
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury’s
dystopian sci-fi classic. Montag
has resolved to quit his job
burning books (5/10)
11.00 A Good Read (r)
11.30 Today in Parliament
11.55 The Listening Project
12.00 News Headlines
12.30am Book of the Week:
Big Pig, Little Pig (r)
12.48 Shipping Forecast
1.00 As BBC World Service
Radio 5 Live
MW: 693, 909
5.00am Reports 5.15 Wake Up
to Money 6.00 5 Live
Breakfast 10.00 5 Live Daily
with Anna Foster 12.00
Kermode and Mayo’s Film
Review 1.00pm Live
Wimbledon 7.00 5 Live Sport
9.00 5 Live Rugby
10.00 Stephen Nolan
1.00am Up All Night
TalkSport
MW: 1053, 1089 kHz
5.00am Geoff Peters 6.00
The Alan Brazil Sports
Breakfast 10.00 Jim White
1.00pm Hawksbee and
Jacobs 4.00 Danny Kelly and
Darren Gough 7.00 Live
Players Lounge 10.00 Sports
Bar 1.00am Extra Time
Radio 4 Extra
Digital only
8.00am I’m Sorry I’ll Read
That Again 8.30 Doctor at
Large 9.00 Who Goes There?
9.30 Three Ivans, Two Aunts
and an Overcoat 10.00
Howard’s End 11.00 William
Trevor’s A Bit on the Side 11.15
The Rocks Below 12.00 I’m
Sorry I’ll Read That Again
12.30pm Doctor at Large 1.00
Dissolution 1.15 Wide
Sargasso Sea 1.30 Songs for
Madame Vasnier 2.00
Swimming Home 2.15 Plants:
From Roots to Riches 2.30
Eugene Onegin 2.45 A
Voyage to Lundy 3.00
Howard’s End 4.00 Who Goes
There? 4.30 Three Ivans, Two
Aunts and an Overcoat 5.00
Ayres on the Air 5.30 The
Absolutely Radio Show 6.00
The Routemasters 6.30 Soul
Music 7.00 I’m Sorry I’ll Read
That Again 7.30 Doctor at
Large 8.00 Dissolution 8.15
Wide Sargasso Sea 8.30
Songs for Madame Vasnier
9.00 William Trevor’s A Bit on
the Side 9.15 Rocks Below
As anyone who has been to
the East Neuk Festival will
know, absorbing it via the
radio is to slightly miss its
USP, namely, listening to
music on that beautiful
corner of Scotland. Still,
if you can’t go, you can
imagine. Tonight’s concert is
from guitarist Sean Shibe
and clarinettist Julian Bliss.
Inspired by Steve Reich’s
comment that he loves few
composers more than Bach
(one can’t help but wonder
what Bach would have
thought of him), they are
pairing ancient and modern
music in their recital. CN
10.00 Comedy Club 10.30
BBC New Comedy Award
2017 11.30 Alice’s
Wunderland
BBC World Service
Digital only
9.00am Newshour Extra
10.00 World Update 11.00
The Newsroom 11.30 World
Football 12.00 News
12.06pm The 5th Floor 1.00
The Newsroom 1.30 Heart
and Soul 2.00 Newshour
3.00 News 3.06 Tech Tent
3.30 Business 4.00 BBC OS
6.00 News 6.06 The 5th
Floor 7.00 The Newsroom
7.30 Today at Wimbledon
8.00 News 8.06 Talking
Books 8.30 CrowdScience
9.00 Newshour 10.00
News 10.06 Trending 10.30
World Football 11.00 The
Newsroom 11.20 Sports News
11.30 Business 12.00
Newshour Extra 1.00am
News 1.06 Business Matters
2.00 News 2.06 The
Newsroom 2.30 Heart and
Soul 3.00 News 3.06 In the
Balance 3.30 Stumped
4.00 Newshour Extra
6 Music
Digital only
7.00am Shaun Keaveny
10.00 Lauren Laverne
1.00pm Mark Radcliffe and
Stuart Maconie 4.00 Steve
Lamacq 7.00 Iggy Pop 9.00
Tom Ravenscroft 12.00
Nemone’s Electric Ladyland
Classic FM
FM: 100-102 MHz
6.00am More Music
Breakfast 9.00 John Suchet
1.00pm Anne-Marie Minhall
5.00 Classic FM Drive 7.00
Smooth Classics 8.00 The
Full Works Concert. Featuring
pieces by Beethoven and
Rachmaninov 10.00 Smooth
Classics 1.00am Katie
Breathwick 4.00 Jane Jones
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MindGames
Samurai Sudoku No 566 — Difficult (54min)
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Friday’s solutions
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test your powers of logic
and elimination — against
the clock.
Fill the grid so that every
column, every row and
every 3x3 box contains the
digits 1 to 9. Where the
puzzles overlap, the rows
and columns do not go beyond their usual length but
the interlocking boxes give
you more clues — and
more complexity!
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to solve each Sudoku grid
in turn, the puzzle has to be
tackled as a whole.
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to receive four clues for
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Sudoku No 9142
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Tredoku is similar to Sudoku:
numbers 1-9 should appear only
once in each 3x3 box and
9-square line. But since it is in 3D
space, the 9-square lines could be
straight or bent; follow each line’s
direction in search of clues.
All the digits 1 to 6 must appear in every row and column.
In each thick-line “block”, the target number in the top
left-hand corner is calculated from the digits in all the cells
in the block, using the operation indicated by the symbol.
The Listener
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Honest Grey
Maker by Augeas
The title refers
cryptically to
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Wright, whose
150th anniversary
was on June 8.
He established
schools called Taliesin and Taliesin West and
designed the private residence Fallingwater.
The instruction from clues was “highlight the
man and his main innovative style”, the latter
referring to his Prairie house designs.
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Imagine you have each of
these racks when faced with
the early board position
shown below. They both
contain
three
clunky
consonants that don’t sit
together well (GKV and
BCW). Nevertheless, can you
find plays that involve using
two of those consonants to
score at least 20 points?
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(c) A device for damping
vibrations, a piston moving
through fluid. Daker (b) To
lounge, saunter or potter
(Scots, also ‘dacker’).
Dapperling (a) An
insignificant or contemptible
person. Daffadowndilly (c) A
flower, an archaic word for
daffodil. Polygon adit, agist,
dais, dial, digit, digital, digitalis,
distal, distil, gait, gaslit, gild,
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AK Burling of New
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knowledge of useful fours
there are several better moves
with rack one such as GOUK
K6d (26) or D2a (24), KAGU
F2a (21). VUG D3a is also
worth considering despite
scoring only 17. The best play
with rack two is BLAW J6a
(25) because of the balanced
rack leave, but can you spot
the play using six letters and a
seventh on the board for 34?
Often, you will have a
choice of which two of the
awkward consonants you’d
prefer to use. Maybe the third
has other potential on the
board and is thus worth
keeping. But if you are behind
and need a bonus play
perhaps you’d ideally want to
try and use all three awkward
consonants. Such possibilities,
if they are available, normally
require knowledge of unusual
words (eg, BAWK, VIFDA),
but it is also worthwhile
looking out for compound
words which may have two
incompatible
consonants
together in the middle (eg,
LOGJAM, COWBOY). Bearing
that in mind, using the board
below, can you find plays
using all three consonants
with these racks that retain
the blank? None are unusual.
9 10 11
Using everyday words, with
the first rack there are a
couple of V words that also
use the G at K6a for 20, and
with rack two you can
probably find a few options
along row D top left for 20-23,
and one for 28. With some
ABCAOPU
AEGIAMW
ECAGOPU
Collins Official Scrabble Words is the word authority used.
Word positions use the grid reference plus (a)cross or (d)own.
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square (dl)
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Solution to times2
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The winner is Paul
Cooper of Chapel
Park, Newcastle
Upon Tyne
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gilt, gist, glia, idli, ital, lias, list,
litas, said, sail, sati, sigil, sild,
silt, slit, staid, tail, tidal.
Two Brains 1 Anagrams of
countries. Mali in Africa is the
odd one out as Nepal, Iran,
China, Laos and Israel are in
Asia. 2 Regnal numbers of the
past five British monarchs, so
7 (Edward VII). Scrabble Board
one: VIGOUR or VIRAGO
K6a (20); COW or BOW D3a
(21), and at D2a BROW (23)
CRAB (20), CRIB (20) CROW
(23) or even CAROB D1a (28)
but it’s wiser to keep the
balance of ACIR or CIOR;
CARIBOU B2a (34). Main
board: HUBCAP D1d (45),
WIGWAM F7a (32), EGGCUP
K6a (31). Literary quiz 1 Eve
Garnett. 2 Sinclair Lewis.
3 James Bowen. 4 Bruno
Schulz. Brain Trainer Easy 7;
Medium 566; Harder 8645
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3L
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Polygon Roger Phillips Cell Blocks 2947
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Using the given letters no more than
once, make as many words as possible of
four or more letters, always including
the central letter. Capitalised words,
plurals, conjugated verbs (past tense
etc), adverbs ending in LY, comparatives
and superlatives are disallowed.
How you rate: 16 words average; 22,
good; 30, very good; 39, excellent.
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MindGames on Monday
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the times | Saturday July 1 2017
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Each block must be square or
rectangular and must contain
the number of cells indicated
by the number inside it.
Yesterday’s solution, left
In The Sign of Four Sherlock
Holmes says, “I never guess. It
is a shocking habit – destructive
to the logical faculty.” Blitz
chess requires a great deal of
instinctive guessing, rather than
reasoned strategy and clear
analysis. For that reason, Mikhail Botvinnik refused to play
fast chess, focusing entirely on
chess at classical time limits.
In the first leg of this year’s
Grand Chess Tour in Paris,
consisting exclusively of rapidplay and blitz games, Magnus
Carlsen emerged in first place
in clear distinction from his
otherwise sub-par performances this year in classical
tournaments. Is it possible that
his focus on blitz and rapid
events is eroding his ability to
think at the highest strategic,
analytic and logical level in
classical format competitions?
White: Magnus Carlsen
Black: Wesley So
Grand Chess Tour Blitz,
Paris 2017
Jobava Opening
1 d4 Nf6 2 Bf4 d5 3 e3 c5 4
Nc3 a6 5 dxc5
After this capture Black
must make certain concessions
in order to regain his pawn.
5 ... e6 6 Na4 Bxc5 7 Nxc5
Qa5+ 8 c3 Qxc5 9 Nf3 Nc6 10
Bd3 h6
Previous play had seen the
withdrawal of Black’s queen
with the immediate 10 ... Qe7.
Neither choice does anything
to alter the evaluation that
White’s bishop pair grants him
a small but clear advantage.
11 Ne5 0-0 12 0-0 Qe7 13 c4
Nxe5
Black slips downhill, opening the position for White’s
bishops. Simple development
with 13 ... Bd7 is superior.
14 Bxe5 dxc4
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Winning Move
White to play. This position is
from the game Carlsen Vachier-Lagrave, Paris 2017.
Can you spot White’s winning tactic?
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15 Bxc4
More convincing than 15
Bd6 Qd7 (not 15 ... Qxd6 16
Bh7+) 16 Bxf8 cxd3, when Solution to last week’s puzzle:
Black has counterplay.
1 ... Rd1+! wins easily after
15 ... Rd8 16 Qf3 Nd5 17 e4 either 2 Rxd1 Qxc4 or 2 Kf2
Nb6 18 Bb3 f6 19 Bc3 a5 20 a3 Nd3+.
Kh8 21 Qe3 Ra6 22 Rad1 e5
23 Bxa5 Rxd1 24 Rxd1 Be6 25 The winner is Kevin Kiernan of
London EC2
Bxb6 Black resigns
Prize Puzzle
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12 Meagre, deficient (6)
14 Clever trick or scheme (6)
17 Go away in a hurry (4,1,7)
21 Eight-legged creature (7)
Solution to Crossword 7379
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ENG I N
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NAME
M O
T A I L L
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22 One of Marx brothers (5)
23 Tree; church official (5)
24 Release (3,4)
Down
1 Outmoded term (8)
2 City of Florida (5)
3 Formal headgear (4,3)
4 All together (2,4)
5 Smart and fashionable (5)
6 Fit for drinking (7)
7 Supply (money) at interest
(4)
11 Form of glucose (8)
13 Helped (a criminal) (7)
15 Small axe (7)
16 Times of great danger (6)
18 Tropical hoofed mammal
with a flexible proboscis (5)
19 Mistake (5)
20 Way of operating (4)
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E
♠AQ
♥92
♦AK642
♣ A K 10 7
♠ J 10 9 3 2
♥8763
♦♣J 9 3 2
Name .....................................................................................................................................................................................
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Fourteen clues contain a misprint of one letter in the definition; in clue order, the incorrect letters
give the name of an observation, found in the Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations. A slightly
rephrased and expanded form of the observation can be traced clockwise around the perimeter from
cell 1, in the 56 cells connected edge-to-edge. Its unchecked letters could give TATTY THRIFT
HOVEL. The five-word title of a sequel to the work in which the observation first appeared could be
seen as a description of the form in the grid. The Chambers Dictionary (2016) is the primary reference.
Across
7 Work with extremely eminent ladies? (6)
10 Hasten the end of night that is afoot
(5, two words)
11 Formerly welcome rest getting cut off
outside (5)
13 Conqueror’s truncated rule (5)
14 Look in on gentleman giving beef out (7)
16 Give forth a reproof to setter? (4)
17 Guy with good English makes poor worker (5)
18 More than one dance card: about 7 so far (7)
19 Sailor from Derbyshire town docked twice (5)
21 College smaller after learner departs for end
of term (6)
23 Stress mars anything that happens after
identity’s stolen (6)
27 Number-crunchers catching one with small
charge for bulbs (6)
28 Cases involving injurious influence one’s served
via entrusted holder (6)
30 Slow pitch leads to deadly yorkers (5)
33 Strip top title from fencer alternately entering at
a disadvantage (7)
36 Disguised priest’s child once near church (5)
37 Drank just over half of alcohol, getting wasted
(4)
38 Avoiding middle, penetrate sturdy part of cell (7)
39 Language group outlaw foreign pronoun (5)
40 Spirit and soul’s representation encompass a holy
building (5)
41 Dawn’s Irish originally (5)
42 In play he’d tested City, in command during
second half (6)
Down
1 Made list of contents of nits remedy missing
container (6)
2 Archaist’s to know about a set of blades (6)
3 Troubles? Yes, I agree (6, two words)
4 European bread with a bit of yeast: it’s added in
for lightness (6)
5 Brush behind ears when waiting (8)
6 Cleaner, not following direction, put laundry on
these (6)
8 Even members of forum ask: sauroid or primate?
(7)
9 Native Roman roaming Stockholm, avoiding the
outskirts (7)
10 Had returned a satin dress (4)
12 Uncovered muddle after supermarket’s replaced
head of marketing (7)
15 Wasn’t accustomed to nudie issue’s regular
features coming up (6)
20 HBO network screens hit after hit (6)
22 Drums etc, transported in a case (7)
24 Short composition that’s heard to go “dah-dahdah”? (7)
25 One local race captures heart of top pupil (8)
26 Pen found under tree is litter (7)
29 Sample of sulphur, an inert salt (6)
31 Told to play with small dog, perhaps it’s ready (6)
32 Wooden rustic doorpost topped with aluminium
(6)
33 As side collapsed, mammal found among the
rocks (6)
34 Commons Kew redeveloped lack borders of
elderflower (6)
35 Word for baths when they’re taken unclothed (4)
Two Brains
Raymond Keene
Word Watching
Josephine Balmer
Literary Quiz
Josephine Balmer
Question 1
Geographically, which is the
odd one out?
Plane, Rain, Chain, Mail,
Also, Serial
Question 2
Ancestrally, what should
come next?
2685?
Answers on page 53
Dashpot
a. A mouse b. A joint bet
c. A vibration damper
Daker
a. Fashionable b. To saunter
c. An agricultural labourer
Dapperling
a. An insignificant person
b. Having light patches
c. A lark
Daffadowndilly
a. To loiter b. Foolish
c. A flower
Answers on page 53
On the Street Where You Live
Name the authors of the
following works of “street”
fiction:
1 The Family from One
End Street
2 Main Street
3 A Street Cat Named Bob
4 The Street of Crocodiles
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this week’s questions. Please send your
puzzles to keenebrain@aol.com. All
readers who have contributed to this
column receive a special mention.
N
E
3NT(2) end
(1) 20-22 “balanced”.
(2) Touching faith.
3
Numbers are substituted for letters in the crossword grid. Below the grid is the
key with some letters solved. Completing the first word or phrase will give clues
to more letters. Enter them in the key and main grid and check the letters on
the alphabet list as you complete them. Yesterday’s solution on page 53
2
N
W
S
W
2NT(1) Pass
11
L
1
♠76
♥J54
♦ Q 10 8 3
♣8654
Table One
8
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
1
♠K854
♥ A K Q 10
♦J975
♣Q
3
3
Bridge Andrew Robson
Both Souths were frustrated
on this week’s gem, sent in by
Peter Lane of Swansea.
Dealer South
N-S Vul
Solution to Listener Crossword
No 4454 on page 52
4
8
3
22
26
© PUZZLER MEDIA
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Saturday July 1 2017 | the times
Answers on page 53
It appears South will make
3NT because hearts split 4-4.
When declarer gains the lead,
he can cash the ace of diamonds,
East
discarding,
enabling him to pick up West’s
♦J975. And he can cash the
ace of clubs, West dropping the
queen, enabling him to pick up
East’s ♣J932. Five diamonds,
three clubs plus the ace of
spades make nine tricks.
However, what does declarer
discard from his hand on
West’s third and fourth winning hearts? Needing to keep
all his diamonds, he will surely
throw away the seven and ten
of clubs and rely on the 50-50
spade finesse. As long as West
exits with a diamond or the
queen of clubs, he will score
his king of spades when the
finesse loses. Down one.
It was frustrating for declarer
to be squeezed and choose the
(normal but) losing option. But
it was not half as frustrating as
it was for South at Table Two.
Table Two
S
W
N
E
1♦(1) Dbl(2) 2♦
2♠(3)
Pass
3NT
4♠(4) Pass
Dbl(5) end
(1) I must say I would have opened
1♦ planning to rebid 3♣, in preference to 2NT with the two doubletons,
one of them stopperless.
(2) Sincerely hoping partner won’t
respond 2♣. Not a take-out double
from the textbook but what a winner
on this occasion.
(3) Loves his shape — phooey to (the
lack of) points.
(4) Knows partner is very short in diamonds. The hands will fit beautifully.
(5) You can hardly blame South.
South cashed the ace of clubs
v East’s 4♠ doubled, switching
at trick two to a hopeful (or perhaps I should say mournful) ace
of diamonds. Declarer ruffed
and led a spade to the queen
and king (South would have
done a trick better to rise with
the ace, then lead the queen).
Declarer ruffed a second
diamond, crossed to a top
heart, ruffed a third diamond,
crossed to a top heart and
ruffed a fourth diamond. He
led a third heart, letting South
ruff with the ace. He ruffed
South’s fifth diamond with
dummy’s eight, cashed the
king, drawing North’s second
spade and claimed a doubled
overtrick.
Oddly for a 2NT opener, it
worked for pre-emptive reasons.
andrew.robson@thetimes.co.uk
the times | Saturday July 1 2017
saturday review 55
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Jumbo crossword No 1273
Cryptic clues
1
Across
1 Suffering from cold, remake
bonfires three times (11)
7 Inability to work with hollowedout dry and stiff ointment (11)
13 Paneer’s beginning to be used to
fill Indian pancake (5)
14 Sound made by beast, mostly
earthy, perhaps, and uncultivated
(7)
15 Job, perhaps, with manufacturer
— one working for the better? (9)
16 Posed, reclining around memorial
stones: that’s inappropriate? (9)
17 Upbeat work I failed to see
reported in article’s core (10)
20 Note pressure after husband’s
leaving square dance (3-4)
22 Being evil in speech after I’m
married (7)
24 Regret about backing late time
(informally) for train (7)
25 Sons worry about family’s use of
moisturisers? (8)
26 Very modest account according
with banking report (14)
28 Send the thing back with
laboratory dish (5)
29 Made them to go either side of
a jewelled crown (6)
30 This carol is modelled around
one from the past (10)
33 Responsible for growing crops
without a whole set of directions
(10)
35 Hard to contain river channel (6)
37 Find attractive female, even one
around clubs (5)
39 Sorts a facility out to an
acceptable standard (14)
41 Yodel, perhaps, spanning
mountain and conveying
meaning (8)
44 Single out one very behind
schedule (7)
45 Shut in prisoner very well (7)
46 Shade in front of fern topped
abbey Wordsworth knew (7)
47 Reluctance of ambassador
preceding one in social position
(10)
49 Small gem dealers arranged to
receive first pieces of peridot (4,5)
53 Material copy, unfinished with no
shape (9)
54 Primitive belief simian developed
before man initially (7)
55 Ace team given medal — that
must be right (5)
56 Songbird, nearly, can go before
strong wind (11)
57 Occasionally working after noon
on eastern porch (4,3,4)
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times2 clues
Train
Tracks
No 235
Lay tracks
to enable
the train to
travel from
village A to
village B.
The numbers
indicate
how many
sections of
rail go in
each row
and column.
There are
only straight
rails and
curved rails.
The track
cannot
cross itself.
Solution
next week
Down
1 Inclined to dissent about English
being frivolous (9)
2 Aerospace violinist makes
nonsense of this? (18)
3 Pervading idea of twelve points
in article (5)
4 I will work as required before
start of day in chippy (3-8)
5 Old manor keeps horse in filthy
place (8)
6 As a bigot is inclined to think
after new quarrel (6-6)
7 Feathers became folded over (10)
8 Some goose bumps which will
cover the skin (5)
9 Not noticing upper-class toff
needs home help (11)
10 Pledge support of course for
politburo, perhaps (9)
11 Very dark salmon-coloured
piano’s abandoned (4)
12 A comic lacking almost any
wisdom is the usual thing (4)
18 Crazy order with denunciations
is being debated (5,13)
19 Soldiers count so as to be in one’s
thoughts (8)
21 Soundly fix some roofing felt (7)
23 Cousin endlessly suffering going
under left us nicely rich (8)
27 Like Swan Lake the French set
in northern sea (8)
28 Carry winter sports item —
northern fur hat (8)
31 Hold back, keeping brother in
check (7)
32 Man with tint, not good after fish
oil put on hair (12)
34 I name cicada after reforming
scholar (11)
36 Deadly cold and heartless hubby
to shoot Athenian lover (11)
38 Pear gin fan misused as tart
filling (10)
40 Person to blame: that is, to mimic
and attack? (9)
42 Non-Jewish chief — but never
one to be gallant, say (9)
43 Show effect of heat for each
architectural feature (8)
48 Where one may find sportsmen
are not available (5)
50 Check fabric place offer material
assistance (5)
51 Sanatorium introduces constant
medical examination (4)
52 Royal family meeting Germany’s
leader (4)
2
1
3
3
2
6
3
6
3
3
3
3
A
4
3
5
5
1
B
Across
1 Unable to be endured (11)
7 Not exciting or interesting (11)
13 Stitched fold (5)
14 Museum official (7)
15 More than is desirable (9)
16 A bride’s linen (9)
17 Ninety degree corner (5,5)
20 Aged person (7)
22 Simplified drawing (7)
24 Control panel (7)
25 Goods bought (8)
26 The downplaying of something
(14)
28 Ringing sound (5)
29 Become larger (6)
30 Stand-in (10)
33 Throwing in various directions
(10)
35 Unmoving (6)
37 Heavily built; beer (5)
39 Consisting of both letters and
figures (14)
41 Fuel (8)
44
45
46
47
49
53
54
55
56
57
Stated, asserted (7)
Seashore pebbles (7)
Stupid person (7)
Small arachnid (6,4)
Pain reliever (9)
Soothing, calming (9)
Tying up (a boat) (7)
Something that takes place (5)
Cheap and shabby cafe (6,5)
Angry, dissatisfied (11)
Down
1 Impulsive, hasty (9)
2 Book by George Orwell (3,4,2,5,4)
3 Sacred waterlily (5)
4 Missile test facility (6,5)
5 French wine region (8)
6 Amusing (12)
7 Ignored (10)
8 Chemically inactive (5)
9 Next to best (6,5)
10 Rude disrespect (9)
11 Wading bird (4)
12 Colour; dull and nondescript (4)
18 Cease to be shy and reticent
(4,3,2,4,5)
19 Robe worn by clergy (8)
21 Sir Michael —, composer (7)
23 Malaria-transmitting fly (8)
27 Candid nature (8)
28 One such as Robinson Crusoe (8)
31 Officially examine (7)
32 Overwhelming control (12)
34 State of being complete or
developed to perfection (11)
36 Ending that leaves one in
suspense (11)
38 Such as a member of the US
National Guard (10)
40 Athens landmark (9)
42 Devoted to a task or purpose (9)
43 Items of fired clay (8)
48 Imitative of a style from the recent
past (5)
50 Colour (5)
51 Mountain; Alban —,
composer (4)
52 Large book (4)
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