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Saturday July 8 2017
7-DAY
TV & RADIO
GUIDE
page 23
Cheltenham
Revealed: The top
events at our 2017
literature festival 8
Prom
queen
Nicola Benedetti
tunes up for the
Albert Hall
Plus: 10 best
Proms to book
art books theatre film music television what’s on puzzles
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everyone’s talking about
Star Trek: Discovery
Contents
Why?
Cover story 4-5
The violinist and Proms
star Nicola Benedetti tells
Richard Morrison about
her early turning-30 crisis
and her campaign for
musical education
After half a century of milking the Star
Trek phenomenon — five television series,
13 films, billions in merchandising — does
the world really need another chapter in
the sci-fi franchise? The answer would
appear to be yes. Trekkers deprived of a
new television fix for more than a decade
are in a lather with the news that Netflix is
launching Star Trek: Discovery on September 25. The first eight episodes will be
released on Mondays, with a further seven
to follow in January 2018.
Discovery will feature a new ship, new
characters and new missions, although the
beloved Star Trek ethos — which promotes hope for the future, once we leave
this planet and journey to outer space —
will remain intact. The action takes place
ten years before Captain Kirk and Mr
Spock ventured into the galaxy in the
2260s, “to boldly go where no man has
gone before”.
This latest series (the last one, Star Trek:
Enterprise, was set a century earlier) will
bring back the Klingons, an ugly and irritable alien race, but a perennial fan favourite.
Two British actors will feature prominently in the cast: James Frain as Sarek —
Spock’s dad — and Jason Isaacs as Captain
Lorca. And in keeping with its inclusive
ethos, the show has a multinational, multiracial cast, led by Sonequa Martin-Green,
best known for playing Sasha Williams on
The Walking Dead, as Number One.
The official trailer is feeding the frenzy
among sci-fi geeks, and it certainly looks
great. Thanks to CGI, TV production
values are so stunning that it’s hard to believe that the original Star Trek had to rely
on tiny spaceship models and papiermâché monsters held together with string.
Debra Craine
Ink at the
Almeida
The series’s writers’ room is filled
with “fans who all have very different
relationships to Trek, and I think that’s
a healthy thing and it’s a good thing”.
Alex Kurtzman, Discovery executive
producer
music
Hyde Park
Will Hodgkinson,
page 20
film
opera
Turandot
Covent Garden
Neil Fisher,
page 21
What’s on 20-21
From Tom Holland as
Spider-Man to Audra
McDonald as Billie
Holiday: our critics pick
the best nights out
Puzzles 52-55
Stevie Nicks
London N1
Ann Treneman,
page 21
Camilla: The Untold Story;
the Britons on Hitler’s
side; a memoir of Eighties
theatreland bohemia and
a summer read with a
social conscience
Inside the British garden,
plus new four-part cop
mystery In the Dark
What the critics would pay to see
theatre
Books 11-19
How to get the most out
of this autumn’s literature
festival, including
family fun with the
Wimpy Kid, pictured
TV & Radio 23-51
What they say
“I love the fact that, again, true to the
values of Star Trek, at least from what
I’ve seen on the clip, the command
structure is women of colour.”
LeVar Burton (aka Geordi La Forge
on The Next Generation)
Cheltenham 8-9
Spider-Man:
Homecoming
On general release
Kevin Maher,
page 20
Jason Isaacs as Captain
Gabriel Lorca in Star
Trek: Discovery
Hugo Rifkind 6
Six of the best 10
“How low can reality TV
go? Love Island tells you
that there is no answer”;
plus, Binky and JP’s Baby:
Born in Chelsea
Wartime love affairs
chosen by Simon Sebag
Montefiore, from The
English Patient to A
Farewell to Arms
Crossword, sudoku,
chess, Scrabble and
more of your favourite
brain teasers
Cover photograph
Simon Fowler/BBC
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cover story
‘I realised I couldn’t pretend I was
a teenage prodigy any more’
Nicola Benedetti tells Richard Morrison about turning 30, the Proms and why she can’t give up performing
A
ny other mad fan of
Nicola Benedetti would
arrive at least half an
hour early for a chat
with the Scottish violinist, but I contrive to get
to her Chiswick flat five
minutes late, puffing like a steam train
after a geriatric gallop from the Tube. “It’s
absolutely fine,” she grins, as she attempts
to brew a reviving cuppa (teabag found,
but no milk). “The only thing is, I have to
meet the Queen in two hours.”
This, it transpires, is not just any old
invitation to the Palace. Benedetti has
been awarded the Queen’s Medal for
Music, making her the youngest recipient
in its 12-year history. Of course she reacts
with due modesty. “It just makes me think
of all those people in the world who are
doing great work in some obscure place
and not getting any public recognition at
all,” she says. Nevertheless, it’s hard to
think of a more appropriate recipient of an
award designed to honour not just an
outstanding performer or composer, but
someone who has made a big difference to
British musical life.
Benedetti certainly ticks the two boxes.
Anyone who has heard her riveting Decca
recording of Shostakovich’s harrowing
Violin Concerto No 1, which she plays in
the first week of the Proms, will know that
she is now performing with astonishing
maturity and sophistication — but at the
royal audience
Nicola Benedetti receives
the Queen’s Medal for
Music at the Palace
same time she has kept up a gruelling
schedule of educational and outreach
work, especially in Scotland (she was born
in West Kilbride, Ayrshire). So passionate
does she feel about music education that
last year she alarmed her admirers by
announcing that she might put her playing
career on hold to campaign for better
musical opportunities in schools.
“Hmm, maybe that was slightly exaggerated,” she says. “I know that sometimes
people do get so desperate about something
that they sacrifice what’s most dear to them
to help the cause, but I would have to ask
myself two things. First, would my effectiveness be increased or diminished if I
wasn’t out there playing the violin? I can’t
imagine it would be increased, because
the power of music-making knows no
bounds. And second, would I love that sort
of political activism as much as I love playing? And I don’t ask that for reasons of
self-satisfaction, but because I don’t know
how effective I would be as an activist
without the drive and energy I get from
performing.”
However, I get the feeling that Benedetti
is, if not disillusioned, at least becoming
more circumspect about some aspects of
music education. “The truthful answer is
that there’s nothing more exhausting in
my life than those workshop dates I do,”
she admits. “I feel an obligation to be
hyper-uplifting and to impart as much
information as I can. My brain is probably
working harder than it does when I play a
concerto in the Albert Hall. Also, I don’t
find it good for my playing, because I am
practically doing a dance round the room.
And that’s because the one thing I find
even more frustrating than youngsters
playing out of tune is when they seem disengaged — when they sit stiff, uncomfortable and self-conscious. It drives me nuts.”
It emerges that Benedetti has gradually
been distancing herself from a much-
vaunted scheme with which she was once
heavily identified: Sistema Scotland.
Modelled on Venezuela’s music education
system, this is a project that uses a great
deal of money and resources to set up
youth orchestras in areas of high social
deprivation — most famously the Raploch
housing estate outside Stirling.
“I understand the dichotomy between
social and musical goals,” Benedetti says.
“I understand the dilemma. Is it better for
a Sistema teacher to say, ‘Look, you guys,
play with your violins up, with a big sound
and like you mean it — or you’re out’? Or
is it better to say, ‘Yes, I understand that
you didn’t sleep for the last four nights
because of social or family difficulties, so
stay’? I know that’s a hard call to make, but
I do think Sistema Scotland has an obligation to make playing in an orchestra an
uplifting experience, and that can’t be
achieved without insisting on proper
engagement from the participants and
striving for the best possible quality.”
Does Benedetti think Sistema Scotland
deserves all the money it gets? “It’s a hard
balance to strike,” she says. “It does get
funding levels that are unimaginable to
most music teachers outside. My feeling is
that it has been going for ten years, and it’s
time that its staff went out and shared with
everyone the experience they have
gained. Any kind of
separatism
in music education seems
insane to me. Everyone should be trying to
help one another. And I also think Sistema
has to justify why it should be getting the
resources that are not being allocated
elsewhere, first by producing evidence
about the social mobility effect it is having,
and second by demonstrating that
youngsters playing in its orchestras are
getting a truly challenging experience.”
Benedetti is now planning to hire someone specifically to refocus her education
work. “I need a person who will help me
formalise, evaluate, streamline and raise
the level of what I’m doing, and I guess that
process will include some kind of nonpolitical campaign for music education.”
She is certainly entitled to a period of
readjustment. Three months ago she hit
the tabloid headlines when she split from
her longstanding boyfriend, the German
cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, whom
she had known since they were pupils at
the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey.
Touchingly, if optimistically, they plan to
keep playing chamber music together. Then
‘When the youngsters
sit stiff, uncomfortable
and self-conscious,
it drives me nuts’
there’s the small matter of Benedetti turning 30, which she will do two days after
her Proms concert. A moment of crisis?
“No, I had my turning-30 crisis when I
was 27. I had a really wobbly period when
I realised I could no longer pretend I was a
teenage prodigy any more. I was never that
anyway — not when measured in global
terms. I had a certain ability when I was 16,
and I won the BBC Young Musician of the
Year and got all that attention. But there
was so much else I still had to learn, and it
was anybody’s guess as to whether I would
develop beyond that level. With violinists,
people tend to think that how you play
when you are 24 is not going to change
much, but I feel that I have developed
more in the past three years than at any
other time in my life.”
The glowing reviews she received for the
Shostakovich concerto recording attest to
that, but what about the challenge of playing such an emotionally and politically
charged piece live at the Proms? “Yes, it
makes so many interpretative demands,”
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An evening with Benedetti
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10 great Proms to book now
Most devilish
La Damnation de Faust
John Eliot Gardiner’s
performance of Berlioz’s Roméo
et Juliette at last year’s Proms
was a highlight. Now he and the
Orchestra Révolutionnaire et
Romantique step up to the
composer’s “dramatic legend”
with a cast led by Michael
Spyres in the treacherous
role of Faust. Prom 31, Aug 8
Most English
Barenboim and the Berliners
I dunno, coming over here,
playing our composers . . . In the
first weekend of the festival
Daniel Barenboim, above, and
the Berlin Staatskapelle are
performing both Elgar
symphonies (the Third,
posthumously completed by
Anthony Payne, is being
performed later in the season).
Proms 2 and 4, July 15-16
Most dinosaur-infested
John Williams at 85
Dodge the velociraptors, below,
as John Williams’s birthday is
marked by the BBC Concert
Orchestra with extracts from his
indelible film scores, including
Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T.
and, naturally, Jurassic Park,
below. Prom 8, July 20
Most easygoing
Relaxed Prom
Just as theatres have started to
host relaxed performances for
adults and children with
disabilities, so too have concert
halls. The Proms slips into the
laid-back vibe with the BBC
National Orchestra of Wales and
presenter Andy Pidcock. Expect
music as varied as Rossini and
Pharrell Williams. Prom 19, July 29
‘I feel I have
developed
more in
the past three
years than
at any
other time’
early promise Benedetti aged 13,
rehearsing with Yaltah Menuhin for
a Yehudi Menuhin tribute concert
she agrees. “David Oistrakh played it with a
luscious free sound on his famous
recording, but that was OK because everyone knew that he had lived through those
terrible times in the 1940s Soviet Union, so
there was no need for him to express them
overtly in his sound. My generation need to
go a step farther to bring out the terror in
the music. The danger is that we then play
the fast movements with the ugliest sound
we can produce and then play the slow
movement with absolutely no vibrato, as if
we are actually dying on the stage.”
Benedetti knows what a powerful
impact the concerto can have on listeners
— from the reaction of her father. “We always joke in our family about Dad hating
modern music. So we didn’t even tell him in
advance when I played the Shostakovich at
a concert. We thought it would be far too
untuneful for him. Yet afterwards he came
backstage crying. That’s definitely a first.”
Nicola Benedetti plays in Prom 6 at
the Royal Albert Hall, London SW7
(020 7589 8212), on July 18
Most likely to include
sackbuts
Monteverdi’s Vespers
It’s 450 years since
Monteverdi’s birth
and we’re no more
certain what the
purpose of the
Renaissance
master’s sacred
masterpiece exactly
was. But it suits the
Albert Hall perfectly,
and those sackbuts — a
kind of antique trombone —
always sound good. The
Pygmalion Ensemble make their
Proms debut. Prom 22, July 31
Most bearded
Khovanshchina
Featuring a mass suicide by a
Russian Orthodox sect, no one
would claim that Mussorgsky’s
drama is the jolliest of operas. It
is, however, likely to be full of
Slavic basses with impressive
facial hair. Semyon Bychkov
conducts the BBC Symphony
Orchestra. Prom 29, Aug 6
Most toe-tapping
Oklahoma!
Almost as sacred to the Proms
as Rule, Britannia! is a visit from
the John Wilson Orchestra.
The band returns with Rodgers
and Hammerstein’s cowboy
classic. The cast is yet to be
announced, but expect a
seasoned ensemble who will
make this a beautiful day.
Prom 35, Aug 11
Most deafening
LSO/Rattle
Schoenberg’s gigantic cantata
Gurrelieder has suddenly
become all the rage and the
partnership of Simon Rattle and
the London Symphony
Orchestra should be combustible.
The strong cast is led by
Eva-Maria Westbroek as Tove.
Prom 46, Aug 19
Most Protestant
Reformation Day
Surely there’s no better way to
spend a Sunday than marking
500 years since Luther nailed 95
Theses to the All Saints’ Church
in Wittenberg than these three
concerts: an organ recital with
William Whitehead; choral
settings of the Passion story
performed by the BBC Singers;
and Bach’s St John Passion
with John Butt and the Dunedin
Consort. Proms 47-49, Aug 20
Most Bohemian
BBC Symphony Orchestra/
Hrusa
Note the capital B. Fastrising Czech
conductor Jakub
Hrusa presents an
ambitious survey
of music from
his homeland,
including
Martinu’s poignant
Field Mass, a prayer
for his country after
the German invasion
in 1939. Prom 56, Aug 26
Neil Fisher
How to book
The BBC Proms begin on July 14.
Box office: 0845 4015040
(bbc.co.uk/proms). Up to 1,350
Promming tickets (standing
places) are available on the day
of each concert, £6 each. These
can be bought in person, on the
day, in cash or by contactless
payment, and a limited number
are online from 9am to noon on
the day. Promming tickets will
be sold from Door 1 (Arena) and
Door 2 (Gallery).
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Hugo Rifkind on TV
How low can reality TV go? This
series shows there is no bottom
ITV; E4/PLANET PHOTOS
simple ennui of physically perfect people
fancying physically perfect people. As in,
they don’t really. They just appraise.
There’s no lust here, except for that of
acquisition.
Sometimes, in the morning, getting out
of their shared dormitory double beds, the
boys will be, um, standing to attention in
their shorts. No, I don’t know why I’m
being all coy in a world where they have
shagging on ITV2, either. Stuff that.
Boners. They have boners. They aren’t
embarrassed. They cup, adjust. “I’ve got a
semi on,” they might say, conversationally.
The girls don’t even giggle. Why would
they giggle? Why wouldn’t this be happening? They’re beautiful, a man is in bed with
them, they know what to expect. Probably,
they’d lapse into self-loathing if it didn’t
happen; lose another pound, put on
another foot of hair, have another conversation about how they liked him, but
didn’t, like, like him, and move on to the
next. How low can reality TV go? Love
Island is not the answer. Love Island tells
you that there is no answer. There is no
bottom. There is no end.
Love Island
(ITV2)
Binky and JP’s Baby:
Born in Chelsea
(E4)
S
o I thought I should watch
Love Island because everybody else is watching Love
Island. Although now I wish I
hadn’t, because I feel
shocked and sad and old.
I wasn’t always old. Once,
long ago, I was the first semi-official Big
Brother correspondent this august newspaper had ever had. And that was all about
the sex. Why, I remember when one
couple, crazed with lust and unable to
escape the cameras, built themselves a
cave out of towels and cushions that they
could crawl into for a secretive fumble.
Quite the scandal. And another, years
later, who hid under a duvet and did something that made his naked, twitching
bottom stick out the side of the bed. Maxwell and Saskia, they were called.
I saw Maxwell once, actually, a little
later, in a lift on the Tube. Well shifty.
Everybody was staring, and he knew it.
“Imagine being you!” I thought. “Imagine
being a man with a bottom that was on telly, naked and twitching out the side of a
bed! This is the lowest reality TV can go!
You! You and your arse!”
And so, a decade and a half later, to Love
Island, a show where couples actively have
to couple up, in shared beds in a dormitory,
not to get kicked off the show. “SEX AND
THE SETTEE,” ran the headline in The
Sun last week. “Love Island Stars Have
Sofa Sex And Another Two Couples Get
Steamy Under The Sheets In Most X-rated
Episode Yet.” Because this is what happens
when you stop concentrating in your
twenties and don’t start again until you hit
40. While you aren’t looking, the extreme
becomes the norm. The transgressive,
mundane. They’re shagging. It’s ITV2.
They’re shagging on ITV2. This is happening. Mary Whitehouse was right. Hell,
Aldous Huxley was right. And this is OK?
We’re sure? Has anybody told the DUP?
We’ll come back to the sex in a minute.
I’m sorry, but I feel we must. First I want to
talk about the hair. Or to be more specific,
why there isn’t any, anywhere, except for
on heads. Where there is, admittedly, at
least on the women, quite a lot. Great
sheets of the stuff, most of which clearly
started life elsewhere. On the men’s chests,
though, on their arms and on their legs?
Nothing. Action Man smooth. Babybel
smooth. It’s weird. It’s frightening. Is this
what one does now? They look stuffed.
Like haggises. Like man-shaped haggises.
They do.
Well, I say “man-shaped”. Here, in the
Majorcan villa these people need to
spend . . . what? Weeks? Months? More?
Nobody wears any clothes. Why would
you wear clothes, you weird old bastard?
drool by the pool
Relaxing on Love Island.
Left: Binky and JP’s
Baby: Born in Chelsea
Why would you do that? The women wear
only bikinis, always. The men wear only
shorts, always. And their bodies
are . . . what’s the word? Not terrifying.
Beyond terrifying. These bodies are terrified. They are just right, so the only way
is down. They have so much to lose. They
are always, always, always a chip away
from disaster. On Big Brother the hot ones
always used to get fat after a fortnight, it
was sort of hilarious. But here? You can’t
risk it. Not in a bikini. Not when you need
to keep looking like this, so that the
guy who needs to keep looking like that
doesn’t dump you for somebody else
who looks very slightly better. This is body
image anxiety as a game show. The
producers should make them all eat baked
potatoes and melted cheese for a week,
just to see what happens. They’d fall apart.
The sex, though, is weirdly unsexy. Even
the promise of sex is unsexy. You know
that thing where criminal psychologists
arrange plastic dolls to recreate the precise
geometry of a sexual assault? This is the
sort of eroticism we’re talking about here.
True, you don’t see much, because it all
happens in communal rooms, under duvets, under the fixed, unblinking gaze of
the cameras, like that cat your one-night
stand had that time, which just sat on the
end of the sofa staring, in a manner that
made you wonder — although obviously
didn’t say this — whether it had been
possessed by the soul of her dead dad.
Although that’s not all of it. Mainly, it’s the
They should
all be made
to eat baked
potatoes and
cheese for
a week, just
to see what
happens
Binky and JP’s Baby: Born in Chelsea,
next to that, felt like Little House on the
Prairie. A spinoff from Made in Chelsea,
which is basically Love Island with more
clothes, posher people and no on-screen
shagging, but in Chelsea, a couple from
that show who are having a baby. Presumably via off-screen shagging. Although
you never know. They’re different, the
posh. They might do it like fish.
Binky Felstead has the name of a
hobbit’s horse, but isn’t one. She’s too posh
to be able to say words like “most” and
“going” (“meeohst”, “gaying”), but is jolly
well determined to do this baby thing
properly. JP Paterson has the same name
as the Sloane Jack Whitehall character in
Fresh Meat, and is exactly like him. He says
things like “bon soir” when he answers the
phone, even if it’s 3pm, because he doesn’t
know what it means.
Posh voices are amazing, aren’t they? I
don’t mean the strangulated Miss Jean
Brodie ones, like mine. I mean the proper
ones, where every noise sounds a bit like
“waah” or “felafel”. They are a case study in
how class works, because they sound faintly clever, even when they definitely aren’t.
Witness the bit where JP loses his keys and
can only think of writing a plea for help on
the windscreen of Binky’s mum’s car, in lipsalve that he finds on the street.
Still, the families are rallying round.
Binky’s mum, Jane (Jane? Just Jane?) is on
hand to explain the facts of life. “You were
a surprise,” she says. “And I never waterskied again.” Um, what? “It all goes up the
front bottom and washes the coil out,” she
explained, “which is what happened with
you!” What a world this is. Still, they all
seem nice enough. The baby was born at
the end of the episode, so next week we’ll
get to see the pair of them on no sleep, with
brains like mush, utterly failing to cope
with the most basic and fundamental tasks
of mammalian life. I wonder if we’ll notice
the difference.
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Saturday July 8 2017 | the times
cheltenham
Welcome to the festival: hot dates
From Miranda Hart to Peter Brookes, from
Tom Daley to the Times leader writers,
these are our top tips for Cheltenham
Entertainment
Matt Lucas
“Yeah but no but yeah but”: the star of
the Little Britain and Doctor Who will
talk about his life and his memoir, Little
Me: My Life from A-Z. Fri, Oct 13
The Archers
If you know that Hilda Ogden is a
vicious cat, this is the event for you. Find
out about the history of the radio show
and how it is made, while Timothy
Bentinck — aka David Archer —
will talk about being one of
Britain’s most recognised voices.
Wed, Oct 11
Michael Parkinson
Parky Jr quizzes Parky
Sr. The great
interviewer talks to
his son about his
journey from a
Yorkshire pit village
to the heights of
Saturday night
television. Starry
anecdotage. Sun, Oct 15
Classic literature
Claire Tomalin
The grande dame of biography has
turned her gimlet eye to Dickens, Pepys,
Austen and Hardy. Now, in A Life of My
Own, as she turns it on herself as she
discusses her life as a biographer. Thur,
Oct 12
are the YBAs? Should Tracey Emin
make her bed? Ten events across the
festival
Nature
Robert Macfarlane
In Kent they used to call an icicle an
aquabob; in Scotland, roarie-bummlers
were storm clouds, and in Herefordshire
nurped meant freezing. Robert
Macfarlane, author of Landmarks, fears
our imaginations are impoverished by
losing such special words for nature.
So let’s discover the spronkiness of
the English language.
Fri, Oct 6
The Yorkshire
Shepherdess
What it like to live your
life with 1,000 sheep for
company? It’s nothing to
bleat about. Amanda
Owen, the Yorkshire
Shepherdess, describes a
year on her farm in the
Dales. Thur, Oct 12
Current affairs
Chris Patten
If someone can deservedly lay claim to
being a “Great Panjandrum” it is Chris
Patten — the last governor of Hong
Kong, a former European Commissioner,
cabinet minister, chairman of the BBC
Trust and chancellor of Oxford
University. Hear Lord Patten, the author
of First Confession, in conversation. Sun,
Oct 8
Edward St Aubyn
Edward St Aubyn is best known for his
superb quintet of semi-autobiographical
Patrick Melrose novels. His forthcoming
book, Dunbar, covers very different terrain:
a reimagining of King Lear. Find out if his
prose, wit and conversation is “sharper
than a serpent’s tooth”. Sun, Oct 15
John Witherow
What are the daily pressures, problems
and pleasures of being in charge of the
paper of record? John Witherow, the
editor of The Times since 2013, talks
about his role. Sat, Oct 14
Robert Harris
Robert Harris’s Cicero trilogy is being
adapted by the Royal Shakespeare
Company. The novelist will be in
conversation with Mike Poulton, who
also adapted Wolf Hall to great acclaim
for theatre, to talk about how novels can
be made flesh on the stage. Sun, Oct 8
The Times Live
This newspaper boasts some of the
most argumentative columnists and
loquacious writers. Hear them discuss
the day’s issues as they thrash out
what the editorial in the next morning’s
edition should say. Fri, Oct 13 and Sun,
Oct 15
Art
What Should Remainers Do Now?
Still raging against the referendum?
Philip Collins talks to Craig Oliver,
Peter Mandelson and Gina Miller about
what remainers/remoaners (delete
depending prejudice) can try next.
Tues, Oct 10
Peter Brookes
Who’s more fun to draw — Theresa May
or Jeremy Corbyn? Peter Brookes,
Britain’s leading political cartoonist, talks
with David Aaronovitch, about his work
at The Times and shows the tricks of his
trade. Fri, Oct 13
Will Gompertz
From Banksy to Turner, via Blake,
Gainsborough and Brit Art, let the
BBC arts editor, with other guest
speakers, guide you through British
art, modern and old. What does
The Fighting Temeraire tell us about
19th-century England? How important
History
Alison Weir
History is more than kings and things —
don’t forget the queens who wielded
power in England. The novelist and
historian Alison Weir talks about how
queens used their cunning to survive
and thrive in a dangerous, male world.
Fri, Oct 13
dive in Tom Daley talks
diet. Below: Alan
Hollinghurst revisits
The Line of Beauty.
Above left: Peter Brookes
on the cartoonist’s life
Simon Schama
The middle volume of Simon Schama’s
monumental Story of the Jews will be
published in the autumn. He takes the
epic chronicle — spanning centuries and
continents — up to 1900. At the turn of
the century, medieval religious prejudice
was being left behind. What could
possibly go wrong? Fri, Oct 13
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Fiction
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Salman
Rushdie
The master of magical realism, will talk
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aabout how his new novel, The Golden
House, tackles the post-truth madness of
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the Trump era. Sat, Oct 7
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Alan Hollinghurst
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Alan Hollinghurst is one of our finest
A
novelists. Join him for a celebration of
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his classic novel The Line of Beauty. He’ll
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aalso be talking about his much
aanticipated new book, The Sparsholt
Affair, his first for six years. Sun, Oct 8
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Bernard Cornwell
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The creator of Sharpe (and many, many
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others) is here to talk about his new
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book, Fools and Mortals, which is set in
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Elizabethan England. Sun, Oct 15
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Paula Hawkins
The Girl on the Train was a bookseller’s
delight. And now for her encore. Former
Times journalist Paula Hawkins talks
about her latest pyschological thriller,
Into the Water. Sat, Oct 7
Lifestyle
Nadiya Hussain
The Bake Off winner is heading back to
our screens. She’s in Cheltenham to talk
about how her new show, Nadiya’s British
Food Adventure, sent her gallivanting
across the country in search of Britain’s
food heroes. Sat, Oct 7
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
The tousle-headed River Cottage star is
crusading for cabbage and lobbying for
legumes. His book River Cottage Veg
Every Day! aims to tempt us away from
fat and sugar with the simple pleasures
of good old fashioned veg. Mon, Oct 9
Psychology
Maggie O’Farrell
An interview with the prize-winning
novelist about her memoir I Am, I Am, I
Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death.
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Family-friendly fun for children and young adults
Miranda Hart, ages 9+
Another comedian enters the children’s
book fray, but this one actually wrote her
own story. The actress, now playing Miss
Hannigan in Annie in the West End, will
be introducing readers to her debut
children’s book, The Girl With the Lost
Smile. Hart will explain her inspiration
for the story of Chloe, the girl with the
big heart. Fri, Oct 6
Cupcakes and Conversation:
The Awesome World of YA, 14+
Join four young authors (Anna Day, Tom
Ellen, Lucy Ivison and Gemma Fowler),
an editor and a publicist for a
conversation about the world of YA.
How to write, find a publisher and why
they love social media. Sat, Oct 7
Robin Stevens, 9+
Calling aspiring Nancy Drews. The
author of the Murder Most Unladylike
series and winner of the Waterstones
Children’s Book Prize talks about writing
young crime and her new stand-alone
novel, The Guggenheim. Sat, Oct 7
Written for her eight-year-old daughter,
the book records a series of near-death
experiences. Sun, Oct 8
Science
Henry Marsh
The neurosurgeon is the recipient of this
year’s William Russell Howard Prize,
awarded by The Times for excellence in
nonfiction. He looks back on what he’s
learnt in 40 of years of picking through
the squidgy grey stuff inside our heads.
Sun, Oct 8
Sport
Tom Daley
Ever slipped into your speedos and
wished you looked a bit more like Tom
Daley? The champion diver is here to
talk about his book, Tom’s Daily Plan,
which might just help. He’ll chat about
his career highlights too. Sat, Oct 7
Judy Murray
The most famous mum in tennis reveals
what it took to raise two champions.
From the soggy courts of Dunblane to
the giddy heights of Wimbledon, she’s
been behind Andy and Jamie’s every
bounce and grunt. Sun, Oct 8
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happy feet Join in Matilda the Musical with the Royal Academy of Dance
poet Akala and the illustrator Sav Akyüz
introduce their picture book, Hip and
Hop. Expect hip-hop-inspired rhymes.
Sun, Oct 8
present her latest book, Love From Lexie,
a tale of friendship, family and romance.
She will talk about her inspirations and
answer questions. Sat, Oct 14
Frank Cottrell Boyce, 9+
The screenwriter and bestselling author
of Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth will be
answering questions, such as what
happened to the first dog in space? And
what are the ten things worth doing on
Earth? Sun, Oct 8
The Wimpy Kid, 8+
Host Alastair Watson brings the books to
life with a draw-along and a Wimp Wars
quiz. Includes clips of Jeff Kinney, the
author. Books purchased will be eligible
for an exclusive stamp. Don’t all rush at
once. Sun, Oct 8
What is Fake News? Spot it
and Stop it, 14+
Leading journalists from The Times
and The Sunday Times discuss this
important topic and offer practical
advice on how to spot fakery. Sat, Oct 14
Famous Five at 75
Golly, aren’t they looking good for their
age! Go on an adventure with the
Famous Five, from picnics to
clue-cracking. An immersive theatre
show for the whole family. Just watch
out for the PC reworkings. Sun, Oct 8
Katherine Rundell, 9+
The author of Rooftoppers and The
Wolf Wilder returns with her story of
adventure and survival, The Explorer,
set in the Amazon and inspired by her
love of Eva Ibbotson’s Journey to the
River Sea. Hear about her real-life
adventures canoeing up the river.
Mon, Oct 9
Royal Academy of Dance: Matilda
Musical Theatre workshop, ages 6-8
and 9-13
You’ve seen the West End sensation,
bought the CD and the fridge magnet.
Now you can sing and dance to the
music and choreography inspired by the
show. No singing or dancing experience
necessary. Just don’t tell Miss
Trunchbull. Sun, Oct 8
Adrian Edmondson, 7+
The comedian and former Young One
has written his first children’s novel, Tilly
and the Time Machine, about a little girl
who gets lost in time. Expect lots of
laughs as he explains how to clear the
high street by wiggling your bottom.
Sun, Oct 8
A Change is Gonna Come
Join Nikesh Shukla, the brilliant Patrice
Lawrence (Orangeboy) and new voice
Phoebe Roy as they discuss the reasons
behind their young adult story collection
published in recognition of the lack of
black, Asian and ethnic voices in UK
publishing. Sun, Oct 8
Akala and Sav present Hip Hop, 4+
Calling all my homies on the West Side
(of, er, Cheltenham). The rapper and
Emma Carroll
Emma Carroll will be
talking lighthouses,
evacuees and codebreaking, all
pertinent to her new
story, Letters from
the Lighthouse.
Find out how to
write a book and
how Carroll got
into the game. Wed,
Oct 11
Jeremy Strong, 7+
High-end stuff, this, bring
your PhD. Get ready to laugh
your shoes and socks off as Strong
shares fun from his latest story, My
Brother’s Famous Bottom Makes a Splash!
Thur, Oct 12
Harry Hill
The comedian and star of TV Burp
returns with his book Matt Millz, the
Youngest Stand Up Comedian in the
World. Sat, Oct 14
Cathy Cassidy, 9+
Every tween’s bestie, Cathy Cassidy will
Emma Yarlett 3+
Nibbles the book monster has turned his
gaze from fairytales to dinosaurs. Meet
his creator and learn to draw like a
diplodocus with her. It will be
triceratops! Sat, Oct 14
Harry Potter Show
Celebrate 20 years of Potter with this
interactive event. Explore the four
houses of Hogwarts with Fleurble
Laffalot and take part in the
sorting ceremony, Quidditch,
a potion class and more.
Sat, Oct 14
Lauren Child
The new children’s
laureate and
creator, left,
of Charlie and Lola
and Ruby Redfort
will be discussing
her books and her
role. She is tall and
very lovely, as Lola
might say. Sat, Oct 14
Michael Morpurgo, 7+
The former children’s laureate and the
writer of War Horse and other modern
classics introduces his latest novel, Toto:
the Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the
Wizard of Oz, the retelling of the classic
from a canine point of view. Sun, Oct 15
Lucy Worsley, 11+
Join the fragrant historian and find out
about her new historical novel, My Name
is Victoria, which tells the story of the
teenage queen. Sun, Oct 15
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six of the best
Wartime love affairs Chosen by Simon Sebag Montefiore, novelist
I have always enjoyed
love affairs set in
wartime. The mayhem
of war adds the cruel
lottery of fate, chance,
adventure, jeopardy,
mystery and horror to
the fraught pleasures
and heart-rending risks
of a fictional love. In war,
life is intensified and sped
up, so what might take
ten years in real life can
take place in hours or
days. In war, one night
can be a lifetime.
That’s one of the
themes of my new novel,
set in the sweltering
summer of 1942 in the
run-up to Stalingrad, and
it mostly takes place on
horseback on the boiling
grasslands — in some
ways it is a western on
the eastern front. A
wounded Russian soldier
falls in love with a
beautiful Italian nurse —
nurses have a special role
in wartime romances.
The turbulence of war
is an earthquake that tilts
the world and throws
together noble, but often
mysterious, characters
who would never
normally have met in
those terrifying yet
liberating circumstances
that give love a
doomed intensity.
Simultaneously, war
unleashes monsters who
can rise to atrocious
omnipotence.
The other reason,
perhaps, that art loves
wartime love affairs is
that they are short — and
often doomed.
Hemingway’s For Whom
the Bell Tolls is the
quintessential wartime
romance. In it, Robert
Jordan, an American
soldier in the Spanish
Civil War, has a
passionate affair with
Maria, a beautiful — but
damaged — Spanish
partisan fighter. Their
relationship is thwarted
by the very war
that brought them
together.
Red Sky at Noon by
Simon Sebag
Montefiore is published
by Century; £16.99
REX/SHUTTERSTOCK; ALAMY
the english patient, michael ondaatje (1992) The
idea of a beautiful nurse caring for a wounded, once
beautiful man has incredible pathos. Set in the Italian
campaign of the Second World War, this story has
mystery and a double erotic tension: between the
French-Canadian nurse Hana (played by Juliette
Binoche in Anthony Minghella’s 1996 movie) and the
wounded Count László (Ralph Fiennes); and in the
story of his great love, Katharine, a frosty aristocratic
Englishwoman (Kristin Scott Thomas).
a farewell to arms, ernest hemingway (1929)
This masterpiece is
autobiographical.
The Hemingway
character is
Frederic Henry, a
paramedic who
serves, as
Hemingway did,
with the Italians
against the
Austrians in the
First World War
in 1917. He meets
an English nurse
— another
wartime nurse falling deeply in wartime love. After
the terrible retreat the lovers meet again, she
becomes pregnant, but then haemorrhages in
childbirth — so heartbreaking. I sobbed when
I first read it.
dr zhivago and lara, doctor zhivago, boris pasternak (1957) At this story’s heart is the romance
between Dr Yuri Zhivago and the beautiful young Lara. It’s set in the First World War and the Russian Civil War,
and Lara (played by Julie Christie in David Lean’s 1965 film adaptation) is seduced by a rogue, then becomes a
nurse. Zhivago is married, but loves his wife and Lara too. The lovers are just flotsam tossed on the cruel waves
of the revolution. We never know what happens to Lara — is she arrested and shot, or does she die in some lost
provincial town? Pasternak wrote this semi-autobiographical novel secretly for ten years under Stalin, later
smuggling it out for publication.
david and bathsheba
The greatest love affair in
the Bible. David sees
Bathsheba — as Leonard
Cohen reminds us in his
song Hallelujah —
“bathing on the roof”
and falls in love with her.
However, she is married,
so David sends her
husband, Uriah the
Hittite, to die on the
front line so that he can
have her. A gloriously
flawed king, a gloriously
flawed love.
thomas mcnulty and
john cole, days
without end,
sebastian barry (2016)
The most unlikely
wartime love affair, but
one of the best. It’s set in
the American Civil War
and these two young men
fight brutally and
slaughter enemies, yet
they truly love each
other, and their love in
this brilliant book is as
touching as it is
surprising.
pierre and natasha, war and peace, tolstoy
(1869) This is set against the Napoleonic invasion of
Russia and the burning of Moscow in 1812. It grows
slowly, a love that, like the nation of Russia herself,
emerges out of the cruel
trauma of war. In the
course of the war,
Pierre, played by Paul
Dano in the BBC One
production last
year, is chastened
by an unhappy
marriage and
the mayhem
of Borodino,
while Natasha is
tainted by flirtation
and heartbroken
by grief. They find
out who they really
are — war delivers
personal and
national
redemption.
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books
Lots of gush, not enough gossip
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the idea of two friends of his. “Camilla
brought him back from the brink,” Junor
writes, “and gave him the strength to face
the world, but only after Emilie van Cutsem
and Susan Hussey asked her to. She was not
in the picture before that.”
At its best the book is a heartwarming tale
of two people clearly meant to be together
being allowed at last to be together. The
nation breathes a sigh of relief, just as the
Queen did on Charles and Camilla’s wedding day, when she used the Grand
National analogy in her speech: “They have
overcome Becher’s Brook and the Chair
and all kinds of terrible obstacles. My son is
home and dry with the woman he loves.”
Camilla’s adviser, Amanda MacManus,
recalls, of the wedding day: “When they
came back to the castle after the ceremony
they were both crying and that set us all off.”
Tears of relief and joy after years (or, in
Charles’s case, a lifetime) of loneliness; it’s
balm to look at the photograph of Charles
and Camilla (in the book’s excellent photograph section) crying with laughter.
Goodness, though, the clichés in this
book. Not just any old clichés, but a whole
glossary of posh ones. Junor depicts Camilla’s world as a place where friends “get on
famously”, are a “tower of strength”, “go the
extra mile” and support each other
“through thick and thin”. When “things go
pear-shaped” and there’s “trouble on the
home front”, they have “monumental
rows”, “call each other every name under
the sun”, and sometimes resort to “cloak
and dagger antics”. These off-the-shelf
expressions save a writer from having to
think freshly.
There’s a delicious moment of acciden-
Book of the week
Penny Junor’s
biography of the
Duchess of Cornwall
is an exercise in
bland sycophancy,
says Ysenda
Maxtone Graham
H
ere are ten nuggets about the
Duchess of Cornwall to be
found in Penny Junor’s new
book. Camilla managed to pass
one O level, at Queen’s Gate
School in 1964. Her mother said to her,
when she saw her dressed up to go to a
party aged 16: “You look like Mandy RiceDavies with spots.” She was sacked from
the interior designer company Colefax
and Fowler after a week, for turning up late.
At her first husband’s stag party, held at
White’s, there was so much breakage that
the club couldn’t serve lunch the next day.
The Parker Bowleses are a pillow cases
rather than stockings family on Christmas
morning. Camilla has a lifelong phobia of
lifts brought on by having been stuck in a
lift in Paris with a friend and two Frenchmen in 1965. To alleviate her fear of flying
she does “tapping”, an ancient eastern
practice that involves tapping the body’s
energy meridian points with the fingertips.
She was suffering from acute sinusitis,
as well as acute nerves, in the days before
her second wedding — in 2005, to the
Prince of Wales — and it took four people
to coax her out of bed on the day. The Clarence House kitchen contains tomato
ketchup. She likes to live in a mess with the
windows closed, whereas the Prince of
Wales prefers everything tidy and the
windows open.
All riveting minor details — but I could
have done with more. A 300-page book
about Camilla, who turns 70 this month,
without even a paragraph about her smoking habit? The only mention of smoking is
when someone in the prince’s office remarks about Camilla: “She’s a bit ‘kick your
shoes off, have a fag, let’s talk about Coronation Street’.” I longed to know which brand,
how many a day, how heaped the ashtrays,
did she do it in bed, did Prince Charles hate
it, has she given up, does she vape?
That omission is a symptom of the
book’s well-meaning blandness. Junor has
a clear agenda, which is to put the case for
Camilla so convincingly, so ardently, that
readers will banish any Nineties qualms
about her being a home-wrecker, adulterer, not as pretty as Diana etc.
Why the sycophancy? Well, Junor admits on page 146 that in one of her previous
books, about Charles, she made the blunder of stating that he was in love with
the wrong Camilla — another one, called
Lady Camilla Fane, whom he’d been seen
with at polo matches. “Both Camillas took
legal action and I paid dearly for my
mistake.”
Perhaps it’s to exorcise that demon of
embarrassment and remorse that Junor
has taken this hagiographic tack. It’s pretty
remorseless. Camilla, she writes in the
introduction, “is utterly charming to
everyone, whatever their age, ethnicity,
The pool of Anglican,
aristocratic
unmarried virgins
was fast diminishing
better late Prince Charles and his bride on their wedding day. Suffering from nerves, she had to be coaxed out of bed
sexual orientation or importance, and invariably has a confidential little aside for
them, making each one feel they are special”. “Camilla is warm, she’s funny, she’s
friendly, and she’s fun to be with.” “Her
calmness, warmth, good humour and approachability are everything the nation
could want . . . ”
This sets the tone and Junor never lets
up. I found myself trying to keep up the
forced smile of approval you have to put on
when someone is being really nice about
someone else for much too long. It’s bearable in a funeral eulogy, but tedious over
hundreds of pages about a living person.
“The Untold Story”? As so often with
royal biographies, the vast bulk is the
already-told story, in this case the agonising process of Charles marrying the wrong
woman the first time round. “The pool of
unmarried, aristocratic Anglican virgins
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The Untold Story
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William Collins, 300pp; £20
was diminishing by the day,” as Junor
succinctly describes Charles’s bachelor
situation. However, there are some facts
(unattributed, as the book has no footnotes) that Junor wants to put across to us
to set the record straight about pivotal
events or non-events in the DianaCamilla-Charles triangle.
The key message is this: Camilla (whose
first husband, Andrew Parker Bowles,
whom she married in 1973, had been having
affairs since early in the marriage) started
the affair with Charles after the birth of her
second child, Laura, in 1978. However, from
the moment that Charles proposed to
Diana in 1981, the affair ended and did not
resume until 1986, by which time Charles
was almost having a nervous breakdown
from the utter misery of his catastrophe of
a marriage. And it was not Camilla’s idea to
get in touch with him to comfort him; it was
tal double meaning. Describing the day
when the Queen and Prince Philip recently visited Poundbury, Junor writes that
security was tight and “there were no
doubt snipers on the roofs”. On the opposite page she writes: “Charles’s critics have
mocked it [Poundbury]: they’ve called it a
‘toy town’, a ‘retro-kitsch fantasia’. But for
all the sniping it’s now a thriving community of three thousand people . . . ”
The final 70 or so pages of the book consist of nine chapters — not nine pages, but
nine chapters — each about a different
charity of which the Duchess is a patron,
and how she came to be the patron, and
what a difference she has made. “What’s
wonderful about her,” says a typical person
at the charity-in-question’s HQ, “is that
her style is very appropriate to who we are
as an organisation — Maggie’s is all about
welcoming people.”
Junor is determined to hammer home to
us that for a woman who had “done nothing
more taxing than weed a flowerbed for the
previous 57 years”, Camilla’s new-found
conscientiousness is impressive. There’s no
doubt that the dark worlds of domestic
violence, cancer, female genital mutilation,
terminally ill children, osteoporosis, illiteracy, rape, and abandoned dogs would be
even darker without her thoughtfulness
and generosity, but reading chapter after
chapter of gush about her good works is
hard going.
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nonfiction
Building a city fit for
strutting and rutting
The cruelty,
unruliness and
rumpy-pumpy
of Restoration
London
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n December 1675 Charles II issued a
proclamation commanding the suppression of coffee houses. Magistrates
were directed to rescind all licences for
the sale of coffee, tea, chocolate and
sherbet. According to the Women’s Peti-
tion Against Coffee, “the Excessive use of
that Newfangled, Abominable, Heathenish Liquor called COFFEE” had “Eunucht
our husbands”, depriving women of their
“Choicest Treasures, and Drying up the
Radical Moisture”. A drinking age of 60
was recommended. While a drink that
supposedly caused impotence would surely have alarmed the notoriously randy
King Charles, the real reason for his ban
was that coffee houses had become hotbeds of political disaffection. He was trying
to silence a city.
The ban was lifted within a few months.
It had, in any case, been widely ignored. A
great city had challenged tyranny, and had
won. That defiance might seem familiar —
we saw it a few weeks ago at the general
election. London, generally speaking, does
as it wishes. On this occasion commerce
had trumped the Crown. As Don Jordan
writes: “The coffee house had become
such a part of the commercial fabric of
London that a king could not will it away.”
A city had spoken.
The King’s City is the third volume in a
trilogy about Charles II. The first two
books — The King’s Revenge and The
King’s Bed — were written in partnership
with Michael Walsh, who was not able to
contribute to this volume. In this book two
powerful entities — a city and a king – at
times complement each other, but more
often find themselves in conflict.
During Charles’s reign (1660-85) London
endured fire, plague, war, bankruptcy,
incompetent governance and coffee
deprivation, yet still managed to become
arguably the greatest city in the world. At
issue here is coincidence and causation. Did
Charles inspire the flourishing of London
or was he a mere participant?
Jordan is vague on this point. He calls
Charles the “king of fun”, the “king of tolerance”, the “king of commerce” and the
“king of war”, yet all those labels suggest a
level of influence that seems exaggerated.
The commercial revolution, in part fuelled
by a burgeoning slave trade, pre-dates his
arrival. Likewise the first stirrings of the
Enlightenment were already apparent.
Without the king, Newton, Locke, Hobbes
and Wren would still have been brilliant.
Charles did inspire frivolity, in particular
of a sexual sort. “This was a population,”
writes Jordan, “ready to cast off the Puritan shackles and have fun.” Perhaps this
explains why the king was so heartily welcomed when he entered the city on May
29, 1660 — his 30th birthday. The streets
were cleaned, flowers scattered and a bust
of Oliver Cromwell hung from a noose
outside Whitehall Palace. Parliament’s
po-faced “Solemn League and Covenant”
was ceremoniously burnt at prominent
sites around the city. “My head is prodigious dazed by the acclamation,” wrote
Charles. “Where are all my enemies?”
His enemies, a pragmatic bunch, were
now his faux friends. Although they were
not particularly excited about the king,
they did welcome the demise of Puritan
self-denial. All that guilt had been bad for
business. The change in atmosphere was
immediately apparent with the return of
the playhouses that had been closed down
in the battle against licentiousness.
Theatrical impresarios such as William
letting his hair down Charles II reopened the playhouses and inspired frivolity
Davenant and Thomas Killigrew brought
new theatres, new plays and new actors.
One of the most exciting innovations was
the appearance of women on stage, rather
than men playing female roles. This was
not, however, a nod towards female emancipation. “Women were put on the stage to
provide the explicit ingredient of sexuality,” argues Jordan. This delighted the king,
who took the most alluring ones, such as
Nell Gwyn, to his bed. A bishop called her
“the most indiscreetest and wildest creature that ever was in court”.
Charles was, in other words, the king of
fun, but was he the king of commerce?
Here his influence seems to have been less
The population was
ready to cast off
the Puritan shackles
and have fun
profound. Granted, he took steps to promote trade, in particular by fostering the
selling of slaves. He also went to war with
the Dutch on three occasions — conflicts
that had trade at their core.
However, the real power in the commercial sector rested with the wealthy London
traders who pursued their pragmatic interests oblivious to monarchical whim.
They quickly grew tired of the king’s wars,
especially when they began to affect their
pockets. When in 1672 Charles sought a
loan to fund 82 new warships, the merchants demurred, a refusal that became
known as the “Great Stop”. The caution
and greed of the bankers had collided with
the “profligacy and bellicosity of the
Crown”. The former had won. As much as
Charles might have wanted to rule like a
French autocrat, he couldn’t do so.
Restoration London was a city of great
contrasts where splendour collided with
squalor. While the king strutted and
rutted, 10,000 city residents were dying of
tuberculosis every year. Stealing a horse
was a capital offence, but stealing a human
— forcing a man or woman into indentured servitude — went unpunished.
London was a violent city, home to rapists
and kidnappers, footpads and murderers.
Yet the worst violence — the slave trade —
was celebrated. By the end of Charles’s
reign, more than 7,000 slaves were transported from Africa on London-based ships
every year. It was not unusual for a fifth to
die en route.
The cruelty and magnificence of Restoration London provides endless fascination. That perhaps explains its popularity
for historians. This tale of a randy king —
of plague, Popish plots and fire — has been
told many times before and often more
vividly. After The King’s Bed, a delightfully
louche book, I was expecting a similar
treat. The King’s City is instead an anticlimax. There’s much to delight in this
volume, but it is nonetheless a testament
to missed opportunities — London during
Charles’s reign was much more interesting
than Jordan suggests.
Late in his life the king grew tired of
obstreperous London and its 500,000
inhabitants. He drew up plans to abandon
the city and decided to rule from a new palace at Winchester. He had tried to bring
the city to heel, but it had defied him. This
is the lesson of The King’s City, a lesson that
Jordan fails to give due prominence.
London provides frequent reminders of its
power, a strength that rests with its extraordinary people. The city is bigger than
those who try to rule it.
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The Britons who sided with Hitler
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Ireland’s fourth traitor is the most
opaque. A man of many aliases, but no
allegiances, Harold Cole seems to have
been motivated mainly by a compulsion to
deceive. As a boy, he stole a bicycle, then a
car, then he swindled his half-brother out
of the money he earned as a milkman. As
a soldier in 1940, Cole stole the mess funds.
When his unit fled for Dunkirk, he
stayed and went undercover. He became
part of the network of courageous people
who helped stranded British soldiers to
escape occupied France. His French
accent was atrocious. He was reckless to
the point of idiocy, but he charmed and
inspired his fellows. The sudden flits, the
fake identities — it all came easily.
However, altruism wasn’t his sort of
thing. Funds entrusted to him disappeared
— he was blowing the money on booze
and women. Worse, the evaders under his
care were vanishing too. His fellow
résistants confronted him so he fled
through a bathroom window. When he
was captured by the Germans and invited
to save himself by informing on his associates, he did so, comprehensively.
Ireland reckons at least 150 résistants
were exposed and killed as a result of
Cole’s testimony. Even his interrogator
was rendered queasy by this man’s com-
The stories of four
lost men who chose to
betray their country
are vividly told, says
Lucy Hughes-Hallett
T
reachery, writes Josh Ireland, “is
more complex than Judas and
his thirty pieces of silver would
lead you to believe”. In this
clever, racy book he tells the
stories of four British citizens who served
Nazi Germany. While one would not have
wished to be their friend, the conventional
language of disapproval — “sneak”, “renegade” and “betrayal” — isn’t quite right for
them. More accurate to say they were lost.
If the past is another country, the
wartime past was an alternative universe.
Not that Ireland is trying to excuse his
traitors. His distaste for his subjects is
palpable. However, while propagandist
war stories are full of moral certainties,
reality, as Ireland describes it, is murkier
and more bewildering.
William Joyce (aka Lord Haw-Haw), the
most notorious of Ireland’s four exemplars, loved Britain. He would spring to
attention whenever the national anthem
was played, but that love was the furious
passion of a lover scorned. As an Irish
Protestant and fervent Unionist, he felt
that Britain had betrayed him first. He was
wounded, emotionally and physically. A
scar ran across his cheek from mouth to
ear. (He said a Jewish communist with a
razor blade had attacked him, others said a
woman had thrown a knife at him.)
He joined Oswald Mosley’s British
Union of Fascists and was soon prominent
as an orator who could, according to an
admirer, “electrocute” a crowd. When he
and his wife set out for Germany in August
1939, the porter at Victoria station
exclaimed: “Berlin! That’s a rum place to be
going right now.” Joyce was leaving Britain
for the country’s own good; he would soon
be back, he hoped, helping the Nazi
conquerors to make it a better place,
purged of Jews and communists.
He joined what Ireland calls the “motley
group of washed-up actors and two-bob
fascists” broadcasting in English from
Berlin. Repeatedly Joyce announced over
the airwaves how unstoppable Germany’s
armies were, how hopeless resistance was.
His voice became the third best known in
Britain, after those of Winston Churchill
and the comedian Tommy Handley.
“When someone tunes in to Lord HawHaw,” the BBC reported, “the whole room
gets up and gathers round the wireless.”
Five years later Joyce was starving in the
ruins of Berlin. Lamed by his many
drunken stumbles, he was chucked out of
a bunker during an air raid for upsetting
everyone with his raucous singing. When,
after Germany’s surrender, he was
captured and imprisoned in Brixton jail, he
seems to have recovered his balance.
Perhaps he was even glad to be home. One
jailer reported that he was “always courteous, apologising for causing us trouble”.
On the day of his hanging, in January 1946,
he gave his brother a note declaring: “I am
proud to die for my ideals.”
Joyce is the most interesting of Ireland’s
foursome because his obnoxious political
convictions were at least sincere. Jack
Amery thought of himself as having
The notorious
Lord Haw-Haw
looked like the owner
of a dirty bookshop
psychotic and self-destructive John Amery and his wife, Una Wing, a former prostitute. He was hanged in 1945
The Traitors
A True Story of Blood,
Betrayal and Deceit
by Josh Ireland
John Murray, 336pp; £20
principles, but his story suggests that all he
had was a serious personality disorder. His
father was a cabinet minister, but this
advantageous start in life was cancelled
out by his crazy streak.
He was declared unteachable before he
had reached school age. Precociously
sexual (he had contracted syphilis by the
time he was 15), he grew up violent. “We
are not ordinary people,” he told a driver
on whom he had pulled a gun after their
cars collided. “You can’t do anything to us.”
Ireland describes him as an “amalgam of
Reinhard Heydrich, Sid Vicious and
Sebastian Flyte” — in other words, psychotic, self-destructive and over-privileged.
When he arrived in Berlin in autumn
1942, he was escaping a life of “furtive deals
made in the corner of Mayfair nightclubs”,
of drunkenness, debt and lies. He had
fought in Spain, on Franco’s side, and had
run guns for the French fascist Cagoulards. He was drinking a fearsome amount
— a bottle of gin a night. He was quite a
trophy for Hitler’s propagandists, but he
turned out to be a dull broadcaster. Instead
he announced he would recruit British
prisoners of war for a Legion of St George
that would fight for Nazi Germany against
the common enemy, the Soviet Union.
One man recruited into the legion is the
third of Ireland’s subjects. Eric Pleasants
was neither mad nor outstandingly bad; he
simply made a mistake. “When the
religious caper failed to make sense to
me . . . I cut it out,” he says. He believed he
could, likewise, cut out politics and nationhood and concentrate on his preferred
field of petty crime. Pleasants had been a
PE teacher, a wrestler and a circus strongman. He offered to fight, bare-knuckle,
anyone who questioned his bravery. He
thought the war wasn’t any of his business.
He was in Jersey when the Germans
invaded, and was interned. When, in May
1944, two Englishmen wearing SS uniforms
came to the camp asking for recruits for a
“British Free Corps”, he saw a way out and
took it. His decision landed him in a Soviet
labour camp for six years. There, after he
beat a Ukrainian strongman to death, he
was given the gratifying nickname of the
“English Sledgehammer”, but his splendid
physique dwindled after years of nearstarvation. So did his sense that he was
somehow exempt from history.
plete abandonment of self-respect. Readers need to be alert to keep up with his
twisting. He betrayed Free French to the
Gestapo, and the Gestapo to Americans.
He betrayed his wife, when she was five
months pregnant.
Ireland writes with a fine swagger. His
characters and their contrivances are
shabby, but they become, in his hands, the
material for a book full of energy and
stylish phrase-making. Employing the
present tense throughout, he drags his
readers right into the room with his
subjects. “Here he goes again,” he writes,
inviting us to listen in as Amery, brandy in
hand and “fiancée” (a prostitute) at his
side, boasts of having spent the morning
talking to Himmler (this is fantasy).What
Amery is actually doing, writes Ireland, is
“helping to loop a hangman’s noose around
his own neck”. The German sympathiser
to whom he is boasting is an MI6 agent.
Amery was hanged in 1945.
Ireland dextrously plaits the four men’s
unsavoury stories together. Sometimes
they meet. In the last months of the war
Pleasants is introduced to Joyce (he has an
affair with his wife). He is appalled by the
notorious Lord Haw-Haw who seems to
him like the owner of a dirty bookshop. “I
took a small, weak, clammy hand in mine.”
Amery is also there, declaring that the din
of an air raid made “champers” taste better.
Such meetings aside, though, the stories
are bound together by similarities —
drunkenness, grandiosity, the ever less convincing attempts to persuade others, and
themselves, that what they are doing is
justified. “Perhaps this is a price one pays
on becoming a traitor,” writes Ireland: a mix
of suspicion and self-delusion, “that
descends like a fog and guarantees that you
will never again be able to see anything, or
anyone, clearly.” He guides us confidently
through that fog.
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A walk-on part in luvvie land
FRANCESCO GUIDICINI/THE SUNDAY TIMES
chomp her way through a packet of biscuits;
Hobnobs I should hope. Holt would absentmindedly breakfast on Go-Cat and milk
and, unable to master the instructions on
her dishwasher, used it as a wine cupboard.
She was always locking herself out or forgetting to get dressed properly. She also had
a theory that “thin lips were the preserve of
the highly talented”, which was why the
lipless Laurence Olivier and Kenneth
Branagh had risen so high.
Holt does not sound particularly pleasant — “I’ve been disliked intensely by
people suffering from delusions of adequacy,” she boasted, an epigram that sounds
rehearsed. The only occasion Sweetpea
witnessed Holt in tears was when her
Siamese cat died: “She was inconsolable
then.” I loved the brief appearance in this
book of Maggie Smith, who threw her keys
at Holt and asked her to park the car for her.
Sweetpea sounds like the sort of calm,
unflappable person whirlwinds always
need. When the armourer for a production
was found dead in his hotel room, his guns
stolen, Sweetpea was to hand. She dealt
with one of Ingmar Bergman’s actors who
was too tall to fit any London hotel bed and
ascertained in good time that Tampax
would not be available in the Soviet Union.
Raised in Dorset by sculptors who
milked their own cow, Sweetpea arrived in
London with plans to become the next
Helen Mirren. She never did go to drama
school. Instead she fell in with Holt (“Hello, darling. Which raffle did we win you
in?”). Get Me the Urgent Biscuits is an elegy
for a London that is wholly lost. It was the
last gasp of carefree bohemian existence
— in the Eighties it was still easy to get a
job and rent was £35 a week.
Sweetpea wore plus-fours, three-inch
orange heels, a cardigan, and painted-on
freckles. “It would be impossible today for
any 18-year-old to be as unworldly as I was
then,” she laments. She shared a flat overlooking the British Museum, before moving to ramshackle premises in Westbourne
Terrace, where “the piles of cocaine
seemed as commonplace as tea”. Offices in
those days swirled with cigarette smoke.
There were old-fashioned buzzing switchboards and Bakelite telephones — no
computers, faxes, emails or mobiles. When
there was a problem with an Aeroflot
booking, there was only one thing to do:
phone Raisa Gorbachev, wife of Mikhail,
in person, which Holt duly did.
The memoir contains a number of
enchanting thespian vignettes — Michael
Williams (“his face was kind and handsomely creased, he was impish”), Peter
Hall (“rather like a bulldog . . . his hair
slicked back with some kind of pomade.
He resembled a James Bond villain”), and
Miriam Margolyes, who stank out dressing rooms (“She farts for England”). Sarah
Miles, always labouring to seem eccentric,
is glimpsed dressed “in a large Babygro in
vibrant red”. I am glad I never had to meet
the repulsive Richard Harris, who apparently lived on porridge that he ate in his
dressing room using a silver spoon with his
initials on. He obligingly showed off to
Sweetpea, kicking filing cabinets, sacking
directors, and flashing his hairy knackers.
At the National Theatre, Sweetpea “was
having breakfast with Anthony Hopkins,
lunch with Michael Gambon and supper
with Ian McKellen”. Unfortunately she tells
us little about any of them. When Sweetpea
says that “a world-famous actor” groped
her boobies, I wanted the man named and
shamed — yet Sweetpea (or perhaps the
Weidenfeld lawyers) insists on anonymity.
In Moscow “an actor was running naked
around the hotel, banging on people’s
doors”. Who? And how about this for a
tantalising tale: “A male member of the
company had climbed on top of another
and had what he thought was consenting
sex, only to be accused the following
morning of assault.” I’m dying to know the
identity of the parties involved.
This book is charming and slight. It is
planted squarely in the Nina Stibbe school
of memoir — the watchful dewy-eyed
faux-innocent young girl recollecting the
antics of egomaniacs. An especial highlight
finds Sweetpea sitting on Lauren Bacall’s
lap. I assume she was by then adult enough
to realise that to whistle all she had to do
was put her lips together and blow.
Legionnaires of the damned
the genius of France that was inviting the
world to share its enlightenment and
science. This was what Lyautey believed
and so he set great store by establishing
hospitals manned by French doctors: the
discoveries of Pasteur saved lives in
Algiers and Hanoi.
The Foreign Legion was founded in 1831
to fight in France’s new colony in Algeria
and soon found itself a magnet for men
from the murkier margins of European
society: fugitive criminals, debtors, failed
gamblers, and restless and reckless young
men who craved the excitement of war.
French officers trained them and imposed
that discipline which, together with comradeship, was the cement of the legion.
Mobile brothels also provided solace
and satisfaction. An illustrated account of
the legion’s exploits in Morocco published
in 1937 included a photo of an officer with
a young prostitute. The caption read: “Fed
up with the women of Europe. I went there
to have a taste of the soldiers’ girl not the
sentimental type.”
An abundance of cigarettes and rough
red wine sustained morale too. Outside
one mess was a placard that read: “Alcohol
thin blue line Gene Hackman and his
This is a charming
memoir about offstage
theatrical shenanigans,
says Roger Lewis
Get Me the
Urgent Biscuits
An Assistant’s
Adventures in
Theatreland
by Sweetpea Slight
Weidenfeld &
Nicolson, 255pp; 14.99
P
eter Sellers used to say that the
sole point and purpose of good
producers was that they could get
your dry-cleaning done on time.
They were not to be relied upon
for anything more important. He’d have
loved Sweetpea Slight.
For nearly two decades, Sweetpea was
the associate, factotum, dogsbody, punchbag, slave, confidante, right arm, Girl
Friday and helpmeet of the West End
impresario Thelma Holt. Born plain Jane
Slight, she was given the name Sweetpea
by Holt in 1984, when as an 18-year-old
aspiring actress fresh from Dorset, she
became her errand girl.
Sweetpea’s work included printing leaflets and programmes, replacing broken
bulbs in the neon signs on Shaftesbury
Avenue, and masterminding the travel
arrangements for regional tours and international excursions. Sweetpea applied for
all the visas, planned the itineraries,
booked the hotels, made the restaurant
reservations, and organised the transportation of sets and costumes.
Sweetpea enjoys painting Holt — who
worked with Ray Cooney’s Theatre of
Comedy and Peter Hall’s National before
founding her own company — as a formidable, swearing and guffawing old trout. “Oh
darling, I’ve amused myself,” she would
crow after a typical outburst. In moments of
high drama she would therapeutically
behind the curtain
Sweetpea Slight swapped
hopes of becoming the
new Helen Mirren to
work backstage
Maggie Smith
threw her
keys at
Thelma Holt
and asked
her to park
the car
France’s ‘civilising’
force was a magnet for
misfits and fugitives,
says Lawrence James
At the Edge of the
World
The Heroic Century
of the French Foreign
Legion
by Jean-Vincent
Blanchard
Bloomsbury, 236pp; £20
R
emember Luck of the Legion?
The firm-jawed and resourceful
cartoon-strip sergeant who
fought the enemies of the
French Empire, chiefly rebellious desert tribesmen, in the Eagle during
the 1950s. At his side were plucky comrades including Bimberg, a rotund Italian
who was always hungry and cried “sapristi” whenever nonplussed, which was often.
Forever fighting against the odds, Luck’s
band epitomised the Foreign Legion of
popular imagination that existed in
adventure novels such as PC Wren’s Beau
Geste and action films such as March
or Die.
Jean-Vincent Blanchard has given us
the reality behind the legend. The result is
a vividly told epic of endurance, skirmishes, ambushes and sieges on the frontiers of France’s empire in Africa and Asia.
Blanchard is a professor of French studies
at an American university who is equally
at home discussing the mobile brothels
that followed the legion across the uplands
of Morocco as well explaining the political
forces which sent them there.
Woven into the narrative is the biographical story of Louis Hubert Lyautey
(1854-1934). He was a dedicated warrior
proconsul who was schooled by the Jesuits
and fought his way up to become a marshal
of France; he was a national hero for
patriots who shared his vision of the
French worldwide mission civilisatrice. He
and the legion were the advance guard of
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The Superbrat
as superbore
The tantrums are gone
but John McEnroe
still talks tosh, says
Michael Henderson
J
ohn McEnroe was a wonderful
tennis player. Although we have
dined to the point of satiety in the
past, astounding decade on the feast
supplied by Roger Federer, Rafael
Nadal and Novak Djokovic, it is essential
in any sport to honour those who came
before, and McEnroe’s name is in the
annals. Let nothing be taken away from
him. He was a great champion, seven times
over in the grand-slam tournaments, and
not only a champ but a charmer too, when
he let his talent speak for the man.
As with so many notable sportsmen and
women, McEnroe is less interesting away
from his area of expertise. In fact, as this sad
little book confirms — and rarely has the
sports writer Brian Glanville’s jibe about
“disingenuous ghosted pap” been affirmed
more emphatically — he’s a bit of a bore. At
the age of 58 he dabbles in art by painters
who wouldn’t recognise a Goya from a hole
in the ground, hangs out with the kind of
pop stars who put sugar on their chips, and
commentates on the sport that made his
name. It’s no dish to set before a king.
In Wimbledon fortnight, of course, the
one-time monarch of centre court is
treated like a king. In this country he is
regarded with greater favour than he is in
America, having been forgiven many
times over for the appalling behaviour of
his youth, when his adolescent tantrums
(and the feeble response they elicited from
those who govern the game) brought the
sport into disrepute. We’re not supposed to
say that, of course. We’re encouraged to
think of him as a teller of truths who
saddled up faithful Rocinante and tilted at
windmills on our behalf.
But Seriously
An Autobiography
by John McEnroe
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
288pp; £20
anger mismanagement John McEnroe takes it out on his racket in 1980
‘McEnroe is
a spoilt brat
who can
demonstrate
just how ugly
an American
can get’
Selfless Johnny Mac. He says as much
himself. “I’d always been brought up to tell
the truth,” he writes like a latterday George
Washington. His wife, Patty, who has
a walk-on part as cheerleader, waves her
pom-poms with glee. “There are a lot
of people who don’t have the balls to
express their discontent and their anger
at things they feel are wrong. When John
used to have his moments on the tennis
court it was like he was doing it for all
of them.” All that’s missing is the
Communion wafer.
If he had listened a bit more to his parish
priest when he was growing up in the leafy
New York borough of Queens, he would
have learnt more about the sin of pride.
McEnroe may have been a New Yorker, by
habit if not birth, but not every New Yorker
took to his antics. Red Smith, the chief
sports writer of The New York Times in a
celebrated article on the first day of Wimbledon in 1981, wrote of McEnroe that he
was “a spoilt brat [who] can demonstrate
just how ugly an American can get”.
When you have had your withers wrung
so fiercely you are marked for life. The
angry, gauche young man, who attended
one of Manhattan’s finest schools, is now a
less stroppy chap, happy to bathe in the
indulgence of those admirers who prefer to
see him as a “character”, whose youthful behaviour was a necessary adjunct of his unusual talent. The troubled soul! The
tortured artist! But Smith was not mistaken.
Puffed as “an autobiography”, this book
is nothing of the sort. It is a daisy chain of
autobiographical fragments that skate
hither and yon over the thin ice of a life
that is not quite as interesting as the publisher thinks it is. “Controversial”, “beloved”, “volcanic”: the clichés cascade like the
falls at Niagara. McEnroe, you will not be
surprised to learn, “confronts his demons”
as he tells the tale in his “signature style”. If
this really is his signature style, perhaps he
ought to change his handwriting.
The champ’s view of the world, and the
people in it, comes from a teenager’s
commonplace book. On one page he uses
the word “coolest” three times, and he’s not
talking about fridges. On another page he
kills. But the legionnaire does not fear
death. Alcohol kills slowly. But the legionnaire is not in a hurry.”
There was also fatalism. “You are legionnaires meant to die, so I am sending you
where one does,” an officer told his men as
they struggled through the jungles of
Indochina in 1884. Such men were often
brutal, but, as Lyautey remarked, one “did
not build empires with virgins”.
On the whole the French approved of
empire building. Yet there were misgivings. In 1885, when preparations were in
hand for the invasion of Madagascar, Jules
Ferry, the prime minister, justified the
expedition by telling the national assembly that “superior races have a right with
regard to the inferior races”. A left-wing
deputy riposted: “Oh! You dare say that in
the country where the Rights of Man have
been proclaimed!” Ferry answered that
France had “the duty to civilise inferior
races” and once again the legion found
itself in the vanguard of civilisation.
The final subjugation of Madagascar was
completed 12 years later, after a grinding
war of attrition against stubborn opposition
in a malevolent environment. Impenetra-
ble jungle, mosquitoes, red ants, rabid dogs,
and rapacious crocodiles wore down the legionnaires. One column adopted the motto
“March or Die”, but even the legion’s characteristic mordant humour was not enough
to withstand outbreaks of insanity.
Demented men shot themselves. “I don’t
know anything that’s more unsettling than
employs the otiose intensifier so freely
that readers may savour an “exciting”,
an “amazing”, an “awesome”, an “incredible”, and an “unbelievable”, not to mention, by way of adjectival and adverbial
variation, a “crazy” and an “incredibly”.
It’s incredible all right. It’s incredible tosh.
In this world of perpetual excitement
and amazement players “tough it out”,
“push the envelope”, and achieve “a kind of
karma”. Richard Williams, the father of
Serena and Venus, is one of the “great
characters of the game” and what his
daughters have achieved is “truly extraordinary”. McEnroe may not realise that this
is drivel — after all, he is handsomely paid
to talk like this for a living — but his ghost
has no excuse for not knowing better.
Away from tennis McEnroe demonstrates the manner of the starstruck. Some
kind soul should perhaps tell him that the
modern art world in New York is not
Quattrocento Florence and hanging out
with pop stars is not like sitting at the knee
of Dr Johnson. Everything is froth and
bubble. Artists earn his approval more for
their commercial opportunism than any
talent they might have, not that many of the
artists he collects appear to have any. When
Jean-Michel Basquiat trots on to the stage,
decked out in the colours of “one of the most
transformative artists of the late twentieth
century”, we have left the world of absurdity
and entered the realm of fantasy.
He quotes Samuel Beckett, yet doesn’t
seem to know who he is. Still, quoting a
Nobel laureate adds a touch of intellectual
ballast to the enterprise — or does it? There
is nothing in this book to suggest that
McEnroe has read a book, seen a play, admired a view or loved a painting for its
merits. It was not until he went to Paris that
he looked at paintings at all. Did he never,
attending Trinity School, feel like wandering over Central Park to Henry Clay Frick’s
mansion on East 70th Street to satisfy his
curiosity? Has he ever set foot in the Frick
Collection, a treasure trove of western art
on his doorstep?
For all the partygoing, the name-dropping, the art-collecting, the commentating, for all the attempts to find enough
material in the second act of his life
to prove he has not wasted his days, he
has never shaken off that Smith-coated
dart from 36 summers ago that “the
responsibility of making an ass of himself
devolves on McEnroe. He is equal to the
assignment.” But he was a wonderful
tennis player.
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legionnaires fend off the tribal hordes in March or Die (1977)
Such men were often
brutal, but one ‘did
not build empires
with virgins’
these suicides,” wrote one officer. “Some
kind of madness takes over your
mind . . . You worry that this destructive fever might possess you at any moment.”
It was just as bad in the Atlas Mountains.
Zinovy Peshkov, a White Russian emigré
legionnaire recalled how “all our kit was
lost, our clothing was in shreds and we
used to pin it together with thorns. Our
shoes had gone and we used our putties
round our feet. The really hard legionnaires discarded all footgear . . . What
really amazed me was that we all enjoyed
life. The harder [it was] the more enjoyable
it was, but there were also inhuman things
perpetrated sometimes by us and
condoned by officers.”
Blanchard concludes with an account of
France’s war in Morocco, which dragged
on until 1927 when the legion faced a new
type of adversary, Abd el-Krim, a charismatic national leader and president of the
Rif Republic. His mobile forces were
armed with modern weapons and, in 1921,
they annihilated a Spanish army at the
Battle of Annual.
The Rif war pointed towards the future
of the legion, which, after 1945, returned to
its old battlefields in Algeria and Indochina, where it fought prolonged rearguard
actions against nationalist guerrillas. One
hopes that Blanchard will cover the legion’s role in France’s retreat from empire.
On a lighter note, a delight of this book
is the photos that show variations of the
French military moustache. There are the
“imperial” with goatee beard, the standard
bristly walrus and the magnificent,
elegantly trimmed, waxed and upward
sweeping handlebars of Lyautey.
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nonfiction
BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY; WELLCOME LIBRARY, LONDON
Year of the Great Stink
It wasn’t just the pong
from the Thames that
made 1858 a fateful
year, says Paula Byrne
I
n the summer of 1858 London was
brought to a standstill by a sickening
stench that radiated from the murky
depths of the river. A year or two
earlier, in Little Dorrit, Charles
Dickens described the Thames as “a
deadly sewer . . . in the place of a fine, fresh
river”. It had long been a dumping ground
for human and industrial waste, and now
the sewage of more than two million
people was fermenting in the heat of a
long, hot summer.
That year was the hottest on record. In
June the temperatures rose to 39C in the
sun, the level of the river dropped and raw
effluent could be seen on the banks. There
were three outbreaks of cholera, blamed
on the sewage. The press began to speak of
“the Great Stink”.
When parliament and the law courts of
Westminster found their working
conditions intolerable, despite the tonnes
of lime dropped into the Thames,
something had to be done. Benjamin
Disraeli, the chancellor of the exchequer
and leader of the House of Commons,
handkerchief pressed to his nose,
manoeuvred the passage of a bill in 18 days
for the implementation of a new sewage
system under the supervision of the civil
engineer Joseph Bazalgette.
The Great Stink brought the capital’s
sewage problem to a head, but that
summer was remarkable for other reasons.
Rosemary Ashton’s superbly researched, if
almost too exhaustive, micro-biography of
London news and events in 1858 argues
that the year was a crucial one in the lives
of the three great middle-aged Victorians:
Dickens, Disraeli and Darwin.
Charles Darwin had been working
slowly and methodically at his theory of
natural selection for 20 years, but in 1858
was galvanised into finishing and refining
his publication into one readable volume.
Disraeli got several important bills passed
in that pivotal year. The Thames
Purification Bill was the one that brought
most attention, and finally won Queen
Victoria over to him, but there was also the
Divorce Act, and the Medical Act, which
founded the Medical Register and the
General Medical Council.
For Dickens, 1858 was his annus
horribilis. He had became embroiled in a
dispute — the “Garrick Club affair” —
with his former friend Thackeray. The
author of Vanity Fair had foolishly taken
umbrage at a snide article by a fellow club
member, Edmund Yates, which accused
him of cynicism and hypocrisy.
Thackeray stood on his dignity as a
“gentleman” and demanded punishment
for Yates, who was publicly defended by
Dickens. Worse still, the public scandal
ensuing from Dickens’s — separation from
his wife led him to fear that he would
feature in the divorce courts.
Dickens had fallen in love with a young
actress, Ellen Ternan, and had forced his
wife out of her marital home and away
from her children. Ellen was 18, and
Dickens was 45. That sticky summer,
suffering from writer’s block as a result of
his personal troubles, the ever energetic
Dickens began his hugely successful
One Hot Summer
Dickens, Darwin,
Disraeli and the Great
Stink of 1858
by Rosemary Ashton
Yale, 352pp; £25
clean-up campaigner
Scientist Michael Faraday.
Right: Ellen Ternan
reading tours. He travelled the length and
breadth of the country, partly as a
money-making machine and partly as a
PR venture to recoup his reputation.
He enthralled his public with his
“pathetic” description of the life and death
of eight-year-old Paul Dombey (it lasted
two hours), and horrified them with his
enactment of Bill Sikes’s violent murder of
Nancy. The audiences adored him and, of
course, it deflected attention from his
marital woes.
Ashton does not confine her history to
these three eminent Victorians. She
reveals fascinating stories of little-known
individuals, such as Darwin’s friend
Edward Lane, who was accused of
initiating a sexual affair with a married
female patient. The case was a great
scandal, as it required further amendment
to the new Medical Act, which sought to
regulate a hitherto chaotic, unequal and
unprofessional occupation.
During that hot, stinky summer, the
press covered in salacious detail the case of
Isabella Robinson and her steamy account
of her alleged exploits with the young
doctor. It was her journal, discovered by
her husband, that constituted the bulk of
the evidence against her.
The trial, presided over by a trio of
judges including a Sir Cresswell Cresswell,
presented her as a woman trapped in a
disappointing marriage and desperate
for adventure and flirtation — a menopausal and mentally unstable Emma
Bovary (Flaubert’s scandalous novel
had been the subject of an obscenity trial
the year before).
Although her husband, Henry, had
procured a judicial separation from the
ecclesiastical court, the new Matrimonial
Causes Act 1857, which came into force in
January 1858, meant that he could now
dirty old river Punch illustrates efforts to clean up the Thames with lime
apply for a full divorce to enable him to
remarry. The act had moved the power
over separation from ecclesiastical courts
to civil courts, widening the availability of
divorce to those who could not previously
afford it, and establishing marriage as a
“contract” rather than a “sacrament”.
The problem was that Henry Robinson
had to name the co-respondent (Lane),
who was also one of the main witnesses, in
his capacity as Isabella’s doctor. The
factual story is as riveting as a novel. Parts
of the journal were read out in court. The
doctor and his patient enjoying
“passionate excitement, long and clinging
kisses, and nervous sensations”.
The newspapers loved every second,
particularly the account of Mrs Robinson
kissing her young doctor’s “curls and
smooth face” in a carriage while her
13-year-old son sat on top with the driver.
Ashton also introduces us to the writer
and politician Edward Bulwer-Lytton, who
coined the phrases “the great unwashed”
and “the pen is mightier than the sword”.
He wore rouge and a corset, and popularised the black dinner jacket. He was
bisexual and promiscuous, and tried to
have his estranged wife, Rosina, committed to a lunatic asylum.
In those days, a man needed the
consent of two doctors and there
were plenty of rogue doctors willing
to be bought for their
services. Rosina, also a
writer, dubbed him “Sir
Liar Coward” and satirised him in her novels.
She wrote letters to her
husband’s friends in high office,
accusing her husband (and
Disraeli) of being a sodomite,
and of murdering their daughter by neglect. In summer
1858 she was tricked into
coming
to
London,
abducted and locked in a
private asylum.
A new newspaper, The
Daily Telegraph, supported her case and she was
finally released, although
it was said by many that both
th
Lyttons were self-publicists on the
edge of madness. She wrote about
her disastrous marriage in her
book, A Blighted Life.
Meanwhile, the tempera-
tures soared and the bad smell persisted.
Women’s fashion was marked by the introduction of the crinoline. “Crinolineomania” began in Paris and spread to London.
By 1858 the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden
had made its staircases and seats wider to
accommodate the craze.
Fashionable women adored the “cage”,
as it was called. Although there was always
the danger of catching fire, they could be
useful; for example, they could keep a
drowning woman afloat for long enough
for her to be saved.
One resident, who hailed from the enterprising city of Liverpool, stored her
stolen goods underneath the folds of her
voluminous skirts (as the People’s Paper
reported, “by an ingenious contrivance
The doctor and his
patient enjoyed ‘long,
clinging kisses and
nervous sensations’
she had formed her crinoline into an
immense receptacle for stolen property.
Several shawls and other articles
stolen,
shortly
before
her
apprehension, were found upon
her.”) Despite appearances, the crinoline was defended by fashionistas as
“cool and light”, allowing the air to
circulate underneath the waist.
One of Darwin’s daughters
said “I’ve never been as comfortable since they went out
of fashion”.
What on earth were Londoners to do, without the
benefit of iced drinks and air
conditioning? The ever-resourceful magazine Punch
provided an answer in the
form of a survival guide
called “Advice in Hot
Weather”: “Avoid going
near a tallow-chandler’s
shop . . . Shun
public dinners . . . avoid
all
theological
hair-splitting matters of
h
metaphysical mysticism . . . until the
cool of the evening . . . Wear old
boots . . . Tight clothes are a nuisance
during this brain-boiling and allyour-joints-hot-roasting weather”.
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ALAMY
fiction
When life
begins at 400
paperbacks
nonfiction
Like the story’s aged
hero, this clever idea
starts well but tires,
says Andrew Billen
I
n 1726, in Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan
Swift invented the struldbrugs, people
inflicted with a highly unpopular
brand of immortality — although they
never die, they age. In 1960 John
Wyndham wrote Trouble with Lichen,
about two scientists who harnessed a rare
lichen’s anti-ageing properties and were
soon warned of the perils of having people
live to 300. Now Matt Haig, in How to Stop
Time, diagnoses anageria, a rare condition
that so slows ageing that sufferers can live
to beyond 900.
This is not good news either, certainly
not for Haig’s superficially youthful
protagonist, Tom Hazard, 428 going on 41.
Society is unkind to its exceptions. In Elizabethan times preternatural youth meant
your mother was a witch. In modern times,
you are considered insane and become
prey to genetic scientists.
Survival dictates you must move on
every eight years before people notice
your wrinkle deficit. So Tom leaves his beloved wife behind in the 17th century and
spends the rest of his life searching for his
daughter, Marion, who has the condition
too, all the time trying, unsuccessfully, not
to love (and thereby hurt) anyone else.
Because of this undeclared war between
the slow-ageing “albas” (short for albatrosses) and us short lifespan “mayflies”,
the Albatross Society exists. It is presided
over by 900-year-old Heinrich Pietersen,
a billionaire fixer who intends to keep the
How to Stop Time
by Matt Haig
Canongate, 336pp; £12.99
age shall weary them
In Gulliver’s Travels the
struldbrugs have eternal
life — but not eternal
youth to go with it
albas’ secrets, even if it means assassinating the more garrulous among them. Provided that you are susceptible to Tom’s
paranoia and his pessimism about human
progress, this premise works for just about
as long as it must.
I began reading How to Stop Time in a
high state of middle-brow intellectual
excitement. The datelines that serve as
chapter headings (“London now”; “Plymouth, England, 1768”) recalled Audrey
Niffenegger’s flatteringly clever but heartbreaking The Time Traveller’s Wife. Unlike
Niffenegger, however, Haig cannot resist
the pull of celebrity cameos: Shakespeare,
Dr Johnson, Scott Fitzgerald . . . From
some of these, he emerges with credit.
Other episodes, especially life at sea with
Francis Drake, are barely imagined.
There are lovely ideas, such as the
chronic headaches caused by the burden
of memories, and many decent insights
into human nature: easily dispirited,
humans are not really up for life beyond
100, for instance. Gradually, however, the
wisdom grows repetitive and almost selfconsciously banal. Everything in life is
uncertain; you have to choose to live.
Similarly, although Haig, a hugely
successful novelist and children’s author,
can write vividly, his descriptive powers
wane. Page 8 has “sunset-coloured smoothies”, page 117 a bus station’s “illuminated
despair”. By page 337 “a voice rings out” and
“a shot rings out” within five paragraphs.
The novel is to be a film, with Benedict
Cumberbatch as Hazard. Its producers can
clearly spot a strong story, but if they are to
arrive at more than a box-office curiosity,
they will need to avoid their source’s timeworn melancholy. In an interview in 2015
marking the publication of his personal
history of depression, Reasons to Stay
Alive, Haig said he was certain that his next
book would be nothing to do with depression. I am not sure if he has succeeded.
The sun-drenched dream turns sour
Here’s a top
beach read
with a social
conscience,
says Melissa
Katsoulis
Under the Sun
by Lottie Moggach
Picador, 309pp; £12.99
U
nder the Sun has all the hallmarks of a classic summer read.
The beach-ready jacket image
gets you in the mood even
before the opening chapter sets
the scene with sultry weather and sundowners. We meet Anna shortly after
she and her gorgeous artist boyfriend have
decamped from London to live the dream
on a hilltop finca in southern Spain.
Michael paints and discourses wittily
with visiting friends from his Oxford days,
while Anna, a graphic designer, and decidedly non-Oxbridge, bakes bread in her outdoor oven, looks ravishing in understated
linen shifts, and fills their old stone house
with beautiful things. She spends her savings on perfectly distressed Andaluz tiles
for the bathroom, and religiously decants
all their supermarket groceries into earthenware bowls before putting them in the
fridge. The stage is set for living the good life
and, she hopes, raising children tanned and
free on their sun-drenched hillside.
Like the opening scene of a hospital
drama, you just know it’s all going to go
wrong. Within a few months Michael can
hardly bear to look at his former muse, and
Anna is in torment as she endures him
carousing and debating with his intellectual
friends, yet dispensing only tight-lipped
smiles of guilty sympathy to Anna whenever she tries to join the conversation.
Then one day he is gone.
All this is dispensed within
a 35-page prequel that will
be toe-curlingly familiar
if you’ve found yourself
in a holiday villa with a
horrible partner. What
follows is the story of
how Anna tries to
rebuild her life afterwards in the local town of
Marea, a depressed community of expats who all
came out looking for a place in
the sun, but now want to return home
if only they could sell their ugly houses.
Lottie Moggach, above, paints a picture
of half-built dreams crumbling under
pressure from the financial crisis in
Europe: empty homes flanked by acres of
polytunnels and then, in the distance,
shacks inhabited by African immigrant
workers who pick salad leaves for Tesco.
This being a pacey beach read rather
than a moody impressionist number, it’s not
long before Anna uncovers a mystery
involving trafficked refugees, a
mysterious old man on the
beach, the true ownership of
Marea’s internet café, and a
charming local businessman who is desperate to
rent her finca. Add
some torrid summer
sex with a hot young
local, and the reappearance of an estranged
family member, and the
pages fly by.
There is a social conscience here — the complexities
of migration, for Brits and Africans
alike — and some gender politics too, in
the shape of Anna’s reluctant dependence
on powerful men. Yet what Moggach’s
readers will relish is the sparkle of a perfect
summer story that is intelligent, steamy
and has great interiors.
The Pursuit of Power: Europe
1815-1914 by Richard J Evans
Penguin, 819pp; £12.99
It’s difficult to summarise such a large
book that ranges so widely over a
century and a continent, yet what
emerges most profoundly in this
impressive volume is the concept
of managed change. Evans is no
Whiggish worshipper of progress,
but he does credit 19th-century
European governments with an
ability to meet challenges and
overcome them. That ability resulted
in a remarkably peaceful century.
While warfare was previously a way
of life for Europe, Evans argues, “the
death rate of men in battle between
1815 and 1914 was seven times less
than that of the previous century”.
Evans, a former Regius professor of
history at Cambridge University,
chronicles the century with wonderful
clarity and verve. Accounts of
19th-century Europe often concentrate
on tedious analyses of Metternich’s
congress and Bismarck’s alliance system
— all high politics. Evans adds in the
common people who shaped and were
shaped by political trends. This is
transnational history at its finest.
Gerard DeGroot
fiction
Night of Fire by Colin Thubron
Vintage, 358pp; £8.99
Night of Fire is structured around six
tenants in a run-down seaside boarding
house relating their life stories in
half-conscious flashbacks as their
bedrooms fill with smoke. They include
a neurologist, a lepidopterist and a
former priest, and their landlord, who
has an obsession with constellations.
The priest’s memories of a trip to the
monasteries of Mount Athos with a
secretly homosexual friend is a tour de
force that could easily stand alone as a
novella. Some stories revolve around
things Thubron can have little or no
experience of, such as a clubbing scene,
chronic marijuana use and lesbian sex.
Yet the 78-year-old author conjures up
these phenomena in a convincing voice,
with none of the off-key phoneyness of
some of his contemporaries when they
try to talk young. Melissa Katsoulis
Arminius: The Limits of Empire
by Robert Fabbri
Corvus, 381pp; £7.99
Arminius was the Germanic war leader
who annihilated a Roman army in the
Teutoburg Forest AD9. The novelist
Ben Kane is midway through a superb
trilogy about the same events, but he
takes the Roman perspective while
Fabbri focuses on Arminius. At the age
of eight Arminius is sent to Rome as a
hostage, joining the household of
Drusus, the brother of the future
Emperor Tiberius. He aspires to break
free, and plots his brilliant stroke
against his captors. Returning to
Germany as a Roman auxillary officer,
he will unite the disparate tribes and
lead the Roman general Varus to a
devastating defeat at Teutoburg. Fabbri
does an excellent job with scintillating
source material. Antonia Senior
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historical fiction
GETTY IMAGES
The ancient Alhambra
palace in Granada, the
setting for Court of Lions
Pain in Spain and violence in Venice
Mysterious murders
and the torments of a
Muslim ruler intrigue
Antonia Senior
A
ndrew Martin’s novel Soot
starts with an intriguing premise. It is 1799, and silhouette
paintings are all the rage in
fashionable York. One of the
city’s foremost shade painters is found
dead in his studio, stabbed with his
scissors. One of his most recent sitters
is the likeliest suspect — but there are no
names to track down, just the mysterious
black profiles.
Fletcher Rigge, a young debtor, is hired
to track down the silhouetted suspects. He
has one month to find the killer, or his
employer — the dead man’s raffish son —
will have him thrown back into debtors’
prison. Rigge is from a good family, but his
father lost a fortune at the gaming tables.
His troubles — his inheritance of debt and
his father’s disgraceful suicide — weigh
on him.
He is also a man of integrity, which is
tested as he sinks deeper into the painter’s
murky world. The course of the murder
inquiry is pieced together through Rigge’s
diary and the letters sent and received by a
lawyer, the mysterious Mr Erskine, who is
studying the investigation for hidden
reasons of his own.
The book’s many voices are written with
skill, and York’s parallel worlds of fashion
and poverty are vividly created. The physical book itself is stunning — the front of
the hardback is swirled with soot, and the
pages are black-edged. An enticing and
clever book, inside and out.
Pendragon is the first in a new series by
James Wilde, the author of the popular
Hereward sequence of books. In AD367 six
Roman scouts have been brutally mur-
dered. The bodies are found by Lucanus,
known as “the wolf”, the leader of a unit of
soldiers tracking the manoeuvres of the
unconquered, fierce northern tribes.
The son of a friend is kidnapped, perhaps by the same marauders who mutilated the scouts. Lucanus sets out beyond
the wall to find the lost boy. In this land —
as yet unconverted to Christianity —
myths and legends abound. One about a
king who will rise and lead the Britons into
a new age has particular potency. In Gaul,
meanwhile, Corvus, a young Roman
nobleman, is fighting the barbarians with
his best friend, Pavo. The two of them will
become involved with intrigues in Rome,
which swirl around the cult of Mithras.
Here too there is a similar prophecy about
kings and dragons.
Pendragon has all the hallmarks of a
traditional historical adventure story —
there are battles, swords and the bantering
of violent men, all done with style. However, there is also intellectual heft to this
story, with its themes of myth-making and
the nature of power.
In Court of Lions two youngsters run
through orchards in the garden of the
Alhambra palace. One is Mohammed, the
He hides a fragment
of poetry inside a
wall. Five centuries
later a visitor finds it
heir to the palace, who is prophesied to be
the last Sultan of Granada, the other is
Blessings, his faithful companion and the
narrator of his history. Blessings grows to
love Mohammed, or Momo as he is known
to his intimate circle, and watches as the
ruthless rulers of Castile, Ferdinand and
Isabella, fight to expel the Muslims.
Blessings hides a fragment of love
poetry inside a wall. Five centuries later a
visitor to the Alhambra finds it. Kate is
criminal profile The 18th-century craze for silhouette painting inspires Andrew Martin’s clever whodunnit Soot
living in Granada and working in a bar, on
the run from a violent secret in her past.
Johnson’s research is evident here — the
twists and turns of Momo’s attempts to
hang on to his sultanate are compelling.
Blessings’ tormented love is beautifully
written, as is the atmosphere of 15thcentury Spain. The modern strand is a
straightforward psychological thriller,
page-turning stuff as Kate’s lies and her
past catch up with her. However, the novel
is too heavy-handed in its approach to
religion — it’s good Islam versus evil
Catholicism.
The Last Son’s Secret is set in a small
peasant town in Puglia. It starts during the
First World War — a conflict that has
claimed the lives of all the men in the
Palmisano family. The widowed and pregnant Donata, believing that the family’s
name is cursed, comes up with a plan.
When her best friend, Francesca Convertini, gives birth to a girl on the same night
that Donata has a boy, they pretend that
both are Francesca’s twins. Vitantonio and
Giovanna are raised believing that they
are brother and sister. We follow them as
Soot
by Andrew Martin
Corsair
352pp; £14.99
Pendragon
by James Wilde
Book
of the
month
Bantam Press
400pp; £14.99
Court of Lions
by Jane Johnson
Head of Zeus
496pp; £18.99
The Last Son’s Secret
by Rafel Nadal Farreras
Black Swan
400pp; £7.99
City of Masks
by SD Sykes
Hodder & Stoughton
368pp; £18.99
they grow up in fascist Italy — and as
another war looms, they have to make difficult choices.
Puglia is beautifully drawn — this is
peasant country and lives are intimately
entwined. The conflicts faced by the
second generation to face a world war are
similarly fascinating. Farreras is less
successful with his characters, who,
weighed down by some leaden prose,
never quite spring to life.
In City of Masks SD Sykes returns with
a new historical mystery that must be
solved by her hero, Oswald de Lacy. It is
1358 and the young, melancholic nobleman is in Venice staying with an eccentric
English family when he finds a dead body
on the night before the carnival. While
investigating he encounters the Signori di
Notte, Venice’s shadowy secret police and
guardians of the city’s peculiar moral codes.
Sykes is a master at combining historical
setting with mystery. In City of Masks she
proves herself just as at home in the shimmering, seductive canals of Venice as in
the plague-wasted countryside of medieval England.
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bestsellers
classic
read
The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver,
Faber, 616pp; £8.99
If you ever thought your
dad took you on rubbish
holidays when you were a
child, spare a thought for
the Prices, the family at
the centre of Barbara
Kingsolver’s masterpiece.
Set in 1959, The
Poisonwood Bible tells the
story of a Baptist
preacher, Nathan Price,
who takes his wife and
four daughters to the
Belgian Congo to try to
convert the natives. From
the moment the Prices
are forced to smuggle
Bibles and knives on to
the aircraft (Nathan
misunderstood the airline
baggage restrictions),
things fail to go to plan.
Told from five points of
view (each of the female
Prices narrates a portion),
this dark tale of the
tribulations of a doomed
missionary family hardly
screams beach fodder.
However, 19 years after it
was published, the novel
remains one of the most
absorbing books I have
read.
Its two greatest
strengths lie in the
richness of its characters
and in the vivid rendering
of an oppressive rainforest.
While the book is
occasionally a bit worthy,
it will ensnare you as
surely as the jungle
ensnares the Prices — so
stick it in your suitcase
(along with all those
knives and Bibles).
James Marriott
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7 (4) SAS: Rogue Heroes
Ben Macintyre Viking £8.99
8 (6) The Essex Serpent
Sarah Perry
Profile £8.99
8 (6) No Middle Name Lee Child
Bantam Press £20
8
The Adversary
(new) Emmanuel Carrere
Vintage £8.99
7 (4) The Strange Death of Europe
Douglas Murray
Bloomsbury £18.99
8
The Duchess: The Untold Story
(new) Penny Junor William Collins £20
9 (7) The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena Corgi £7.99
9 (9) Men Without Women: Stories
Haruki Murakami
Harvill Secker £16.99
9 (9) Prisoners of Geography
Tim Marshall
Elliott & Thompson £9.99
9 (7) Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery
Henry Marsh
Weidenfeld & Nicolson £16.99
10 (10) An Italian Holiday
Maeve Haran Pan £7.99
10 (8) Norse Mythology Neil Gaiman
Bloomsbury £20
10 (10) Reality Is Not What It Seems
Carlo Rovelli Penguin £9.99
10
First Confession: A Sort of Memoir
(new) Chris Patten Allen Lane £20
2 (1) Cooking for Family and Friends
Joe Wicks Bluebird £20
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children’s book
of the week
Alex O’Connell
admires a wise story
about growing up
Tender Earth, 10+
by Sita Brahmachari,
Macmillan Children’s
Books, 412pp; £6.99
This is one of the best
books I’ve read about
the transition from
primary to secondary
school, and is an ideal
story for year five or year six children to
read over the summer.
Sita Brahmachari, below, won the
Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for
her debut novel, Artichoke Hearts, and
this, her third in the trilogy, following on
from Jasmine Skies, follows Laila
Levenson, a 12-year-old girl whose
big sister, Mira, and late
grandmother, Nana Josie, a lifelong
demonstrator, feature strongly in
the first book.
Laila’s comfortable north
London household is in flux.
Mira has left for university
in Glasgow, her brother,
Krish, has gone on a
foreign adventure and
now Laila has a new
world too. Her parents
have given her Mira’s old room and are
anxious she makes it her own. But Laila,
whose eczema has flared up, protests
against the change — it’s in her blood
— and sleeps on the landing.
Meanwhile, Kez, her best friend from
primary, has asked not to be in the
same class at their new school.
Laila is feeling the gulf between
herself and her new friend and
classmate Pari, an Iraqi refugee
who gets the Tube to school alone
and doesn’t have the material
benefits Laila has — or her
“mollycoddling” parents.
Laila decides to look back
to move forward and goes
in search of a scrapbook of
all the demos Nana Josie
marched on (I bet she knew
Jeremy Corbyn). A meeting with her
nana’s old comrades empowers her and
she realises she can make her own
choices; she turns vegetarian and
launches a vigil in honour of her friend’s
relatives, Kindertransport children.
Sometimes it can feel a little cosy as
Brahmachari paints a liberal idyll where
parents always understand and Muslims,
Jews, Hindus and no faith pupils rub
along happily — with the lone school
bigot, Stella, turning herself around in
the space of a few pages. But
Brahmachari is fantastic on motherdaughter dynamics — the dialogue
sings true — and captures beautifully
the early realisations of a generation
who, as advantaged as some of them
may seem, are likely to have plenty to
march about.
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the critics’ choice
Films Kevin Maher
Top pick
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Jon Watts, 12A (133min)
{{{{(
The webslinger is
reinvented: more
high-school comedy than
blockbuster bore, with the
endearingly energetic
Tom Holland as Spidey.
Kevin Maher
Baby Driver
Edgar Wright, 15 (113min)
{{{{{
An excellent musical
car-chase movie, starring
Ansel Elgort as the
getaway driver for a gang
headed by Kevin Spacey.
Kate Muir
The Midwife
Martin Provost, 12A
(117min)
{{{{(
Catherine Deneuve steals
the show (as she does) as
a former good-time girl
dying of cancer, but
determined to go out with
a bang. And cigarettes.
And wine. Kevin Maher
MacLaine taking the Jack
Nicholson role as an
obnoxious oldster with
OCD. Ed Potton
A Man Called Ove
Hannes Holm, 15 (113min)
{{{{(
Bleakly funny Swedish
comedy about a suicideobsessed widower (Rolf
Lassgard). Kevin Maher
Okja
Bong Joon-ho, 15 (118min)
{{{{(
Wonderfully loopy AngloKorean tale of a hipposized superpig. Kate Muir
My Cousin Rachel
Roger Michell, 12A
(106min)
{{{{(
Biting feminist take on
du Maurier, with Rachel
Weisz. 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 SwissFrench stop-frame
animation about life in an
orphanage. Kevin Maher
Colossal
Nacho Vigalondo, 15
(109min)
{{{{{
Relentlessly inventive
fantasy, starring Anne
Hathaway as an alcoholic
who controls a monster
that terrorises Seoul.
Kevin Maher
Lady Macbeth
William Oldroyd, 15
(89min)
{{{{(
Florence Pugh plays a
Victorian bride who takes
matters into her hands
when she is betrothed to
the wrong man. Kate Muir
Also showing
Song to Song (15)
{((((
Awful music drama by
Terrence Malick
It Comes At Night
Trey Edward Shults,
15 (91min)
{{{{(
Restrained yet disturbng
horror-thriller with Joel
Edgerton defending his
family from perils in the
woods. Ed Potton
The Last Word
Mark Pellington, 15
(108 min)
{{{((
Cheeky rehash of As Good
As It Gets, with Shirley
Daniel Kitson: Something
Other Than Everything
An ambitious new standup show from the hugely
talented comic. Staged in
the round, it attempts to
“dismantle and rebuild his
own ideas about
compassion, isolation,
solidarity and progress”
and “invent a new form of
stand-up comedy” into the
bargain. Tickets are
cinema prices too.
Roundhouse, London NW1
(0300 6789222), from
Wed to July 29
Manchester International
Festival
Acts include Mark Watson,
Tim Key and Gein’s Family
Giftshop (today) and Sara
Pascoe, Mark Thomas,
Alun Cochrane and
Brennan Reece (Sun).
The Human Surge (18)
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Arthouse bilge
A Change in the Weather
(PG)
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Tedious improv drama
Alone in Berlin (11A)
{{{((
Wartime flick
Miss Sloane (15)
{{{{(
Ace lobbying drama
Despicable Me 3 (U)
{{(((
Despicable meh
Risk (15)
{{{((
Julian Assange doc
All Eyez On Me (15)
{{(((
So-so biopic of Tupac
Hampstead (12A)
{{(((
Limp autumnal romance
Transformers: The Last
Knight (12A)
{{(((
Repetitive sequel
Destination Unknown
(12A)
{{{{(
Gripping Holocaust doc
Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot in The Midwife
Comedy Dominic Maxwell
Top pick
Tommy’s Honour (PG)
{{(((
Below-par golfing biopic
Various venues,
Manchester (0843
2081840), today & Sun
Kieran Hodgson
Last chance until the
autumn to see Hodgson’s
wonderful Maestro, a
one-man comedy show he
has been writing since his
Mahler-crazed youth, and
the failed relationships
that inspired it. Underbelly
Festival, Southbank,
London SE1 (0844
5458252), Tues
Book now
David Sedaris
The American humorist
decamps from his home
in West Sussex for this
short tour. Royal Festival
Hall, London SE1 (020
7960 4200), Sept 3, then
touring to Sept 12,
facebook.com/davidsedaris
In This Corner of the
World (12A)
(130min)
{{{{(
Japanese animation
Tom Holland
in Spider-Man:
Homecoming
Rock & pop Will Hodgkinson
Top pick
British Summer Time: Tom Petty & the
Heartbreakers and Stevie Nicks
The classic-rock legend behind American
Girl and I Won’t Back Down does
a double-header with the
ethereal Stevie Nicks, right,
who worked with Petty
on her 1981 solo debut,
Bella Donna. Hyde Park,
London W2 (0844
8240300), Sun
The Gories
Wonderfully primitive US
garage-rock trio, who were
a key influence on Jack White,
do an extremely rare UK tour. 02
Academy, Oxford (0844 4772000), Sun;
Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne, Mon; O2
ABC, Glasgow, Tue; Brudenell Social Club,
Leeds, Wed; the Magnet, Liverpool, Thur;
the Garage, London N5, Fri
Little Mix
Sparkling, high-octane pop from the
former X Factor contestants, now the
Classical Richard Morrison
world’s biggest girl group. Eirias Stadium,
Colwyn Bay (accessalleirias.com), today;
Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Sun;
Caldicot Castle, Monmouthshire, Thur;
Powderham Castle, Exeter, Fri
Blink-182
The Nineties punk stalwarts,
famed for catchy tunes
and frat-boy humour, turn
suburban angst into
shiny pop. Metro Radio
Arena, Newcastle (0844
4936666), Sun; SSE
Hydro, Glasgow, Tues;
AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena,
Aberdeen, Wed; Castlefield
Bowl, Manchester, Fri
Book now
End of the Road festival
Father John Misty, Mac DeMarco,
Lucinda Williams and hordes more
perform at this alternative music
enthusiast’s paradise. Larmer Tree
Gardens, Dorset, Aug 31-Sept 3
(endoftheroadfestival.com)
Top pick
First Night of the Proms
Edward Gardner conducts
John Adams’s pulsating
choral work Harmonium
and Beethoven’s Third
Piano Concerto (with Igor
Levit), preceded by a new
piece from Tom Coult.
Royal Albert Hall, London
SW7 (020 7589 8212), Fri
Cheltenham Festival
Highlights include Martyn
Brabbins conducting
choral blockbusters
(today), Tenebrae singing
contemporary music
(Wed), the Monteverdi
Vespers (Fri), the black
and minority ethnic
orchestra Chineke! (Mon)
and John Tomlinson in the
premiere of John Casken’s
Kokoschka’s Doll. Various
venues, Cheltenham
(01242 850270), to July 16
Simon Rattle
Two programmes with
the LSO include Sibelius
(Sun) and a journey
through the music of
Haydn (Tues). Barbican,
London EC2 (020 7638
8891), Sun, Tues
The Sixteen
Top choir sings dollops of
ravishing Palestrina and
Poulenc. York Minster
(01904 557217), Tues;
Lancaster Priory Church
(01524 65338), Wed
Book now
Verdi Requiem
Investec Opera Holland
Park mounts a memorial
performance to support
those affected by the
Grenfell Tower fire.
Holland Park, London W8
(operahollandpark.com),
Aug 1
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Exhibitions Rachel Campbell-Johnston
ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Top pick
The Ferryman
Jez Butterworth’s
mesmerising family
drama set in rural
Northern Ireland during
the height of the Troubles
is the best play of the year.
Sam Mendes directs and
Paddy Considine, in his
stage debut, is electric as
a man with a past. The run
has been extended, so
now is the time to bag a
ticket. Gielgud, London W1
(0844 4825130), to Jan 6
Bat Out of Hell, the
Musical
This wild-child OTT rockopera extravaganza from
Jim Steinman makes the
perfect summer outing, if
you don’t mind a little
sci-fi craziness to go with
the pounding bass lines.
All revved up, just for us.
Prepare for bats.
Coliseum, London WC2
(020 7845 9300),
to Aug 5
Lady Day at Emerson’s
Bar and Grill
Audra McDonald is
staggeringly good as the
doomed Billie Holiday in
this recreation of one of
her final gigs at a little
dive in Philadelphia. She
doesn’t only sing the
blues, she lives them.
There is also a chihuahua
moment. Wyndham’s,
London WC2 (0844
4825120), to Sept 9
Barber Shop Chronicles
This new play by the poet
and playwright Inua
Ellams is a cut above: we
flit around five African
cities and London, finding
out what men get up to in
barber shops. Dancing is
optional. West Yorkshire
Playhouse, Leeds
(0113 213 7700), July 12-29
Ink
Super soaraway fun as
James Graham gives us a
cracking play about the
birth of The Sun
newspaper in the hot
metal age of 1969.
Bertie Carvel makes a
moody Rupert Murdoch,
while Richard Coyle is
explosive as editor Larry
Lamb. Almeida, London
N1 (020 7359 4404),
to Aug 5
Book now
The Mentor
F Murray Abraham
is hilariously
grumpy as
Benjamin Rubin, an
ageing playwright
so hard up that he’s
taken a gig as
mentor to a young
pretender. Pretentions
galore in this short
sharp play from the
German playwright
Daniel Kehlmann.
Vaudeville, London WC2,
0330 3334814, to Sept 2
Heisenberg: the
Uncertainty Principle
The playwright Simon
Stephens and the director
Marianne Elliott reunite
with the creative team
behind The Curious
Incident of the Dog in
the Night-Time for the
UK premiere of his play
that centres on two
strangers meeting by
chance at a London train
station. Anne-Marie Duff
and Kenneth Cranham
star. Wyndham’s, London
WC2 (0844 4825120),
Oct 3 to Jan 6
Laura Donnelly plays
Caitlin in The Ferryman
Opera Neil Fisher
Top pick
Opera House, Lewes
(01273 815000), Thur, in
rep to Aug 23
Jenufa
A last chance to catch the
hit of Grange Park’s first
season in its new Surrey
digs, with superb
performances from
Natalya Romaniw as
Jenufa and Susan Bullock
as the Kostelnicka. Nicky
Spence and Peter Hoare
provide excellent support.
West Horsley Place, Surrey
(01962 737373), today
Lucio Silla
No sooner has Covent
Garden revived Mozart’s
Mitridate than Buxton
offers the chance to see
Mozart’s other early opera
drawn from Roman
history, conducted by
Laurence Cummings.
Buxton Opera House
(01298 72190), Sun & Thur
Don Pasquale
First seen on the
Glyndebourne tour in
2011, then revived at the
festival in 2013, Mariame
Clément’s production of
Donizetti’s brittle comedy
returns with no big names,
but it’s promising that an
Italian, Renato Girolami,
sings the eponymous old
duffer. Glyndebourne
Turandot
The Royal Opera is
rotating two casts for its
latest revival of Andrei
Serban’s likeable 1984
production, with Christine
Goerke and Lise
Lindstrom taking the title
role, and Aleksandrs
Antonenko and Roberto
Alagna alternating as
Calaf. Royal Opera House,
pointillism, pattern and
perception looks at how
the eye and the mind
work together. Compton
Verney, Warwickshire
(01926 645500), to Oct 1
Annie
Oh the sun will come up
tomorrow, at least as long
as Nikolai Foster’s
glorious revival of this
nostalgia-fest musical
stays on stage.
Miranda Hart stars as
the horrible Miss
Hannigan. Don’t miss
Amber, the labradoodle,
who is bow-wow as
Sandy the dog.
Piccadilly Theatre,
London W1 (08448
717630), to Jan 6
Howard Hodgkin
The heat and colour and
chaos of India as it
inspired Hodgkin to paint
many of his most
atmospheric memories.
Hepworth Wakefield
(01924 247360), to Oct 8
The Garden at War
Ideas clash in a show that
looks at the garden as a
site of perpetual conflict
between order and
destruction. Stowe House,
Buckingham (01280
818002), to Sept 9
Hans Holbein the Younger at the National Portrait Gallery
Top pick
(020 7942 5000), from Fri
Drawings From Leonardo
to Rembrandt
The imaginations of Old
Masters and the people
they knew are brought to
life in a show of vivid and
virtuoso drawings.
National Portrait Gallery,
London WC2 (020 7312
2463), Thur-Oct 22
Death in the Ice
The Hintze Hall
The spectacular skeleton
of a blue whale takes
pride of place among
more than 100 specimens
in a new display that
will plunge visitors
into the haunting
undersea domains of
cetaceans. Natural History
Museum, London SW7
A fascinating show
looking at the unsolved
mystery of Sir John
Franklin’s fatal journey to
the Arctic in 1845. National
Maritime Museum,
London SE10 (020 8858
4422), Fri-Jan 7
Alma-Tadema
The histrionic highVictorian who painted
garish, but scrupulously
detailed narratives of the
antique world. Leighton
House Museum, London
W14 (020 7602 3316),
to Oct 29
Seurat to Riley
A vivid journey through
Fahrelnissa Zeid
A retrospective of abstract
paintings that fuse Islamic,
Byzantine, Arab and
Persian influences. Tate
Modern, London SE1 (020
7887 8888), to Oct 8
Emma Hart: Mamma Mia!
A large-scale abstract
installation arising from
the six-month residency
by the winner of the Max
Mara art prize for women.
Whitechapel Gallery,
London E1 (020 7522
7888), Wed-Sept 3
Book now
Soul of a Nation: Art in
the Age of Black Power
Vibrant artworks by often
legendary figures calling
for racial integration. Tate
Modern, London SE1 (020
7887 8888), Wed-Oct 22
Dance Debra Craine
London WC2 (020 7304
4000), today, Sun, Tues,
Wed & Fri, in rep to July 16
Book now
Monteverdi: the operas
The Edinburgh
International Festival
Janácek’s
Jenufa at
Grange
Park
offers the only chance in
Britain to take in John
Eliot Gardiner and the
Monteverdi Choir’s
touring extravaganza as a
proper cycle, spread over
four days. Usher Hall,
Edinburgh (0131 473
2000), Aug 14, 15 & 17
Top pick
ETM: Double Down
It’s tap with a difference from the
American troupe Dorrance Dance. The
show is performed on electronic tap
boards that enhance every step the
eight dancers take. The music is AfroBrazilian, indie pop and a bit of Adele
thrown in for good measure. Sadler’s
Wells, London EC1 (020 7863 8000),
Wed-July 15
10000 Gestures
The Manchester International Festival
presents Boris Charmatz’s production, in
which 25 dancers perform 10,000 unique
gestures, rethinking and reinventing the
language of dance along the way.
Mayfield, Manchester (0843 2081840),
today
Available Light
From new to old, the Manchester
International Festival also revives one of
the great works of American modern
dance: a collaboration between the
choreographer Lucinda Childs, the
composer John Adams and the architect
Frank Gehry, first seen in 1983. Palace
Theatre, Manchester (0843 2081840),
today
The Red Shoes
Matthew Bourne takes the famous
British film by Powell and Pressburger
and reimagines it as a vibrant tale for the
dance stage. An ambitious ballerina has
to choose between love and career —
with tragic consequences. The music, so
effective, is Terry Davies’s arrangement
of golden age Hollywood film scores
by Bernard Herrmann. Lowry, Salford
(0843 2086000), Tues-July 15
Book now
Romeo and Juliet
English National Ballet presents Rudolf
Nureyev’s dramatic staging of Prokofiev’s
Soviet-era ballet score. It’s being revived
to mark the production’s 40th
anniversary and features a variety of
casts. Royal Festival Hall, London SE1
(020 7960 4200), Aug 1-5
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The British
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Radio choice
Victim
Sun, Radio 4, 9pm
Tues, BBC Four, 9pm
With gentle thocking sounds
echoing from Wimbledon’s All
England Club, we’ve reached
the glorious height of our
summer. Back gardens are in
full bloom — a good time, then,
to peer into the privet hedges,
squint beneath the petunias,
to discover what wildness
teems. This week’s thoroughly
British natural history survey
— essentially, Chris Packham in
suburbia — reveals a war zone.
Spiders are changing colour to
catch wasps, crickets are
bribing females with food
during sex, mandibles are
dripping in blood — not for no
reason is the full title Life and
Death on Your Lawn. But if
glutinous snails initially take
centre stage, it’s not all bugs in
the flowerbeds. As scientists
scamper about the shrubbery,
we find out more about why
hedgehogs are the gardener’s
friend and what those pesky
foxes get up to at night (apart
from making their ungodly
yelping). Then there are
hungry herons, randy frogs . . .
it can only feed our obsession
with our gardens, and help us to
appreciate them in new ways.
The urban fox has
a walk-on role in
The British Garden
James Jackson
Best of the rest
This Was My Dad: The Rise
& Fall of Geoffrey Matthews
BBC Four, 10pm
The film-maker Morgan
Matthews chronicles the last
ten years of his father’s life
in a study of failure and family
that’s moving, often eccentric.
On demand
cop mystery about DS Helen
Weeks, returning to her home
town to interfere in a murder
case — secrets from the past
are soon surfacing, of course.
It’s very midweek BBC One.
Catching a Killer
Channel 4, 9pm
Cameras hover over Thames
Valley police’s methodical
investigation of an antiques
dealer killed for his copy of
The Wind in the Willows.
Granddad, Dementia and Me
Tues, BBC One, 10.40pm
As if This Was My Dad isn’t
sad enough, see left, there is
also this film chronicling a
grandfather whose personality
is giving way to vascular
dementia — and the awful
pressures it puts on his wife.
In the Dark
Tues, BBC One, 9pm
Adapted from Mark
Billingham’s novels is a
Joanna Lumley in India
Wed, ITV, 9pm
Dressed ever fabulously,
Lumley continues to marvel
her way around India, gasping
at The Times of India in
Mumbai (five million sold
daily) and at the splendour
of Rajasthan.
Horizon: Dippy and the Whale
BBC Two, 9pm
The Natural History Museum’s
new entrance-hall exhibit is a
blue-whale skeleton to replace
the famous old dinosaur, which
is off on tour. It works for the
Stones, but ditching Dippy the
diplodocus seems criminal.
The Barbara Windsor Story
Fri, Channel 5, 9pm
Some wonderful clips pep up
a doting profile of the nation’s
favourite pocket rocket. JJ
The best of Netflix, Amazon, iPlayer and beyond
One Deadly Weekend in
America
BBC iPlayer, from Sun
One for true-crime fans is this
sprawling documentary
exploring seven very
different shootings in
America — from Los
Angeles to St Louis —
all of which took
place on one weekend,
with the survivors’
stories humanising the
CCTV footage. A damning
comment on US gun culture.
Legion
Now TV
For something far more
fantastical, try Noah “Fargo”
Hawley’s X-Men spinoff. Does
Dan Stevens’s psychiatric
patient, below, have mental
superpowers, or is he just
hallucinating? It’s a trip.
Before Dirk Bogarde began
shooting the film Victim his
director told the cast and
crew: “While you are here
there are to be no references
to homos, poofs, queens, fags,
faggots, queers or nancy
boys.” What, Bogarde asks,
should they call “them”?
“Inverts,” replies his director.
“That’s what’s in the dictionary.”
By the standards of Britain
in 1961, Bogarde’s director,
Basil Dearden, was extremely
liberal. That was one reason he
wanted to make this film:
Victim was to be the first
British film to address
homosexuality seriously,
rather than mocking it.
Bogarde — who never came
out, but lived for years with a
man — saw its appeal instantly.
Its plot, about a gay barrister
being blackmailed, was meant
to help change public opinion
and was the first film to use
the word “homosexual”. Some
creatives, however, eyed the
film with suspicion: addressing
issues makes for good
arguments but bad art.
One might feel the same
nervousness about this Drama
on 3 production, aired as part
of the BBC’s Gay Britannia
season — but no need; it’s
wonderful. It’s dramatised by
the award-winning writer
Sarah Wooley and stars Ed
Stoppard and the always
excellent Fenella Woolgar
demonstrating perfect period
pronunciation. It’s almost
worth tuning in to hear her say
“homo-seksyual” alone.
Catherine Nixey
Podcast choice
Man Alive
BBC iPlayer
A gem from the
archives — John
Pitman’s 1971 report on a
day in the life of Hyde Park,
from the Household Cavalry
guards to the Serpentine set:
civil servants and millionaires
going for their dawn swim in
the lido. Park life hasn’t really
changed that much. JJ
BeSpoke: at the Tour
de France 2017
bbc.co.uk
This podcast, presented by
OJ Borg, Simon Brotherton
and Rob Hayles, is one of three
Tour de France podcasts in the
Top Ten. Like a good cyclist,
the pithy show has the virtue
of speed: it crosses the line in
less than 30 minutes. CN
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Saturday 8 | Viewing guide
TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD POHLE
Critic’s choice Wimbledon 2017
BBC Two, 11am/BBC One, 12.15pm
It is “Middle Saturday” in
SW19 and, traditionally, that
means the Royal Box on
Centre Court is stuffed with
the great and the good, and
the outside courts are
packed with hoi polloi.
Since the 1990s it has
become a tradition on this
day to cram the box with
garlanded sportsmen and
women and introduce them,
somewhat awkwardly, to
the crowd. The man on
microphone duties is Philip
Brook, the chairman of the
All England Club, and last
year he introduced the
greatest female cricketer
England has produced,
Charlotte Edwards, as well as
a few of the blokes who have
done quite well in whites —
Stuart Broad, James
Anderson, Geoffrey Boycott.
There were even members of
England’s 1966 World Cup
winning squad, Olympic gold
medal-winners and the
victorious 2016 Davis Cup
team. This year, among the
glitzy names, it might be
pertinent for the Centre
Court crowd to be able to
salute members of our
emergency services. On the
court, weather permitting,
the men’s and women’s
singles third-round matches
will be polished off, the
doubles second rounds will
be completed, the mixed
doubles will begin, and the
boys’ and girls’ draws swing
into action. It is a day to keep
an eye on, not least because
of the fantastic atmosphere
generated by the crowd, but
also because third-round
shocks are always possible —
last year the top seed Novak
Djokovic was sent packing by
the American Sam Querrey.
Sue Barker will be at the
helm, so if you can’t face the
queues, put your feet up,
pour a glass of Pimm’s (other
fruit cup drinks are available)
and enjoy the action. Unless
it rains. Chris Bennion
Further recommendations
The Tour de France is in the Jura Mountains today for what
should be an eye-catching stage. Coverage begins at 11am (ITV4)
The Lions –
Third Test
Legends of
the Canyon
Secret War
on Drugs
Museum of the Year Films of the day
Sky Sports 1, 7.30am
Sky Arts, 9pm
History Channel, 9pm
Who thought we would be
heading back to Auckland
with the series in the balance?
The Lions’ heroics in
Wellington levelled the series
and transformed today’s
third Test into a rugby union
showdown for the ages. The
All Blacks’ reaction should be
ferocious, with the Lions
coach, Warren Gatland,
admitting that his team have
“poked the bear”. There have
been calls for Sky to broadcast
the game for free, but it has
been resisted so far. Time to
find out which of your locals is
serving a very early fry-up. CB
Laurel Canyon in the lush
Hollywood Hills is a place of
rock music lore. It was where
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
first harmonised, where the
Byrds jammed with the
Mamas and the Papas, where
Joni Mitchell performed in
coffee shops. From the
mid-1960s to the early 1970s
it was home to a colony of
musicians, where many of the
Summer of Love’s anthems
were created. Jon Brewer’s
film evokes a time and a place
where harmony ruled, in more
ways than one. Imagine the
house prices now. . . CB
This series on the unseen side
of America’s “War on Drugs” is
heavy on the declamatory
statements, but is filled with
stories of the US government’s
invisible hand in the
international drugs trade. This
opening episode looks at how
the CIA’s efforts to combat
communism in the 1950s and
1960s led to an influx of Class
A drugs in the US, skimming
over myriad subjects, each of
which merits a documentary
of its own — Santo Trafficante
and Cuba, Operation Midnight
Climax, MKUltra, Tony Poe, to
name a few. It’s a trip. CB
The Victoria and Albert
Museum won this award in
2016, so it is fitting that its new
director, Tristram Hunt, fronts
this look at the 2017 shortlist.
The winner was crowned on
Wednesday, but Hunt’s visits to
each museum preceded that
announcement. The shortlist
is the Lapworth Museum of
Geology, Birmingham; the
National Heritage Centre
for Horseracing and Sporting
Art, Newmarket; the Sir John
Soane’s Museum, London;
The Hepworth Wakefield,
West Yorkshire; and Tate
Modern, London. So: rocks,
horses, architecture, art
and, um, “art”. CB
Catch
up
Glastonbury 2017
BBC iPlayer,
to July 25
BBC Music’s
Glastonbury 2017
coverage achieved
record viewing figures
on television and
online. About
21 million people
watched the
coverage for at least
3 minutes, an
increase of 12 per
cent on 2016. These
impressive numbers
are likely to be
bolstered, with no fewer
than 111 individual
performances from the
weekend available to
watch on iPlayer. As well as
the headliners — Radiohead,
Foo Fighters and Ed
Sheeran — highlights
include wall-to-wall
hits from the Bee
Gee Barry Gibb;
polished pop
perfection from
Katy Perry,
pictured; a storming set
from the grime star
Stormzy; and the
former Oasis frontman
and rock’n’roll star
Liam Gallagher belting
out classics and songs
from his debut solo
album. Joe Clay
BBC Two, 9.30pm
Variations
● BBC Two Wales As BBC Two except:
9.30pm Bute: The Scot Who Spent a
Welsh Fortune 10.30 Museum of the Year
11.00-11.15 Coast. Documentary (r)
● BBC1 N Ireland As BBC One except:
10.10pm The Irish Open: Highlights.
Action from day three of the European
Tour event 11.10 FILM Little Fockers
(2010) A father of twins invites his family
to his kids’ birthday party and tries to
finally prove his worth to his father-in-law.
Comedy sequel starring Ben Stiller and
Robert De Niro 12.45am-6.00 BBC News
● BBC2 Scotland As BBC Two except:
10.00pm TRNSMT. Coverage of the
festival 12.00 Mock the Week (r)
12.30am-1.30 Top of the Lake (r)
● STV As ITV London except:
1.30pm-4.00 Live Racing on STV: From
Sandown. Ed Chamberlin and Francesca
Cumani present coverage of two
meetings. From Sandown Park, races
start at 1.50, 2.25, 3.00 and 3.35. From
Haydock Park, at 2.05, 2.40 and 3.15
12.00 The Kyle Files 12.35am After
Midnight. News and conversation. Plus,
classic clips from the archive 2.00 ITV
Nightscreen 4.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(r) 5.30-6.00 Teleshopping
● UTV As ITV London except:
1.00am
Teleshopping 2.00-3.00 ITV Nightscreen
8.00 Stwnsh Sadwrn
10.00 Mynyddoedd Y Byd: Yr Alpau:
Jason Mohammad (r) 11.00 Ffermio (r)
11.30 Garddio a Mwy (r) 12.00 Llangollen
2017 2.00pm Live Seiclo: Le Tour de
France. Coverage of stage eight of the
most prestigious race on the calendar
4.20 Llangollen 2017. Highlights from
throughout the afternoon 6.20 News a
Chwaraeon 6.30 Taith y Llewod 2017.
New Zealand v British & Irish Lions.
Action from the third Test in the
three-match series, which took place at
Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand 7.30
Llangollen 2017: Côr y Byd. Nia Roberts
presents as the winning choirs from the
various categories battle it out to claim
the Choir of the World title, the Luciano
Pavarotti trophy, and the £3,000 cash
prize 10.30 Seiclo: Le Tour de France.
Action from stage eight of the most
prestigious race on the calendar,
featuring a 187.5 km journey from Dole to
Station des Rousses 11.00-11.35 Hansh (r)
● S4C 6.00am Cyw
(AD) Audio description (HD) High Definition
(r) repeat (SL) In-vision signing
Father of the Bride (U, 1950)
BBC Two, 1pm
The 1991 Steve Martin remake is the more ubiquitous of the two
adaptations of Edward Streeter’s novel, which is quite a feat when
you consider that the original starred Spencer Tracy (Oscar
nominated for his performance) as the father and Elizabeth
Taylor as his daughter, whose nuptials are causing him such
consternation. Taylor is charming as the eager young woman,
ready for marriage, but tearful at the prospect of leaving her
beloved father, Stanley. It begins with the wedding and then
flashes back to the events leading up to the big day, with Stanley
finding it painful for his pocket and his pride. (92min) Joe Clay
2001: A Space Odyssey
(U, 1968)
BBC Two, 11.15pm
Stanley Kubrick pushes the
boundaries of science fiction with
this metaphysical futuristic drama.
It’s based on Arthur C Clarke’s The
Sentinel and is structured like a
piece of music, in four movements.
The first takes place at the origin of
man, where a group of hominids find a mysterious black
structure. There follows one of the most famous edits in movie
history — the bone thrown skywards cuts to a spacecraft above
Earth. Music is key: Kubrick combines classical stalwarts such as
Strauss’s The Blue Danube with contemporary compositions
from György Ligeti. It’s enigmatic, but there is no arguing with
the craftsmanship of this seminal work. (160min) Wendy Ide
Skyfall (12, 2012)
ITV, 9pm
The hype that surrounded Skyfall would have had you believe
that not only is it the best Bond film in the series’s history, it was
also the best film of 2012. While that is exaggerated, there is no
question that Sam Mendes’s film contains some crucial elements
that are all too frequently lacking in the average action movie.
First, the cinematography by Roger Deakins is sublime. Second,
there’s a credible emotional core to the story, which deals with
the relationship between James Bond (Daniel Craig) and M,
played by Judi Dench. And third, there’s a great supporting
cast, with Javier Bardem as the megalomaniac baddie, Silva,
and Ben Whishaw as Q. (143min) WI
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6.00am Breakfast 10.00 Saturday
Kitchen Live. Matt Tebbutt, Neil
Rankin and Andi Oliver cook at the
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower
Show 11.30 Mary Berry Cooks.
Recipes include a Mediterranean
platter, lamb dhansak, cottage pie
and a pasta dish (r) 12.00 BBC News
12.15pm Live Wimbledon 2017. Sue
Barker introduces further coverage
of day six on the famous grass courts,
featuring third-round matches in
the men’s and ladies’ singles. See
Viewing Guide 6.25 BBC News 6.35
BBC Regional News; Weather 6.45
Pointless Celebrities. Ed Baines, Paul
Rankin, Tony Singh, Cyrus Todiwala,
Jean-Christophe Novelli, Jo Pratt,
Richard Burr and Frances Quinn
compete in a “food and drink”
themed edition of the quiz (r)
6.00am FILM Lucky Partners (U,
1940) Comedy starring Ginger Rogers
and Ronald Colman (b/w) 7.35 John
Mills: Talking Pictures (r) 8.15 FILM
Scott of the Antarctic (U, 1948)
Drama starring John Mills 10.00
Athletics: Diamond League Highlights
11.00 Live Wimbledon 2017. Sue
Barker presents from the All England
Club, where the sixth day’s play
gets under way with the latest men’s
and ladies’ singles third-round
matches. See Viewing Guide
12.15pm Bargain Hunt (r)
1.00 FILM Father of the Bride
(U, 1950) Comedy starring Spencer
Tracy
y. See Film Choice (b/w)
2.30 Live Wimbledon 2017. Sue Barker
presents further coverage, featuring
the third-round matches in the
singles. See Viewing Guide
6.00am CITV 8.25 ITV News 8.30
Weekend 9.25 The Home Game (r)
10.20 FILM Harry Potter and the
Chamber of Secrets (PG, 2002)
Fantasy adventure sequel starring
Daniel Radcliffe 1.20pm ITV News;
Weather 1.30 Live ITV Racing: from
Sandown. Ed Chamberlin and
Francesca Cumani present. From
Sandown Park, races start at 1.50,
2.25, 3.00 and 3.35. From Haydock
Park, at 2.05, 2.40 and 3.15. Schedule
may change 4.00 The Chase. Quiz
show with Bradley Walsh (r) 5.00 Paul
O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs. Paul
meets Battersea’s longest-serving
resident (r) 5.30 Little Big Shots US.
Featuring identical twin tap dancers
6.25 Regional News; Weather 6.35 ITV
News; Weather 6.45 Catchphrase.
Hosted by Stephen Mulhern
6.10am Motor Sport: Caterham 6.40
3rd Rock from the Sun (r) 7.05 3rd
Rock from the Sun (r) 7.30 Everybody
Loves Raymond (r) 7.55 Everybody
Loves Raymond (r) 8.25 Frasier (r)
8.50 Frasier (r) 9.20 The Big Bang
Theory (r) 9.50 The Big Bang Theory
(r) 10.20 The Big Bang Theory (r)
10.50 The Simpsons (r) 11.20 The
Simpsons (r) 11.50 The Simpsons (r)
12.20pm Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (r) 1.20 Four in a Bed
(r) 1.50 Four in a Bed (r) 2.25 Four in a
Bed (r) 2.55 Four in a Bed (r) 3.30 Four
in a Bed (r) 4.00 A Place in the Sun:
Winter Sun. Five properties on the
Costa del Sol (r) 5.00 Channel 4 News.
Including sport and weather 5.30
Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix
Qualifying Highlights. Action from
the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg
6.00am Milkshake! 10.10 Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles 10.45 Cats Make
You Laugh Out Loud 2 (r) 11.05 Police
Interceptors (r) 12.05pm Police
Interceptors (r) 1.00 Police
Interceptors (r) 2.00 The Nightmare
Neighbour Next Door. Two
neighbours in Snowdonia National
Park who ended up at loggerheads (r)
3.00 The Nightmare Neighbour Next
Door. A woman who took issue when
her neighbours started using her
driveway (r) 4.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll
Take It Away. Paul and Steve call for
police back-up (r) 5.00 Can’t Pay?
We’ll Take It Away. Enforcement
agents evict a woman with two
children (r) 6.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take
It Away. The agents chase almost
£3,000 owed by Indian takeaway
owners (r) 6.55 5 News Weekend
Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro (10.10pm)
Elizabeth Taylor stars (1pm)
Daniel Craig is James Bond (9pm)
Comedy Bridesmaids (9pm)
South Africa’s Hashim Amla (7pm)
7.00 FILM Rise of the Planet of the
Apes (12, 2011) A scientist
carries out genetic experiments
on apes, hoping to find a cure
for Alzheimer’s disease. A
chimpanzee used in the tests
develops superior intelligence
and becomes outraged at the
human race’’s cruell treattmentt off
his kind, forming his fellow
primates into an army to
overthrow mankind. Sci-fi
thriller starring James Franco,
Freida Pinto and Andy Serkis
7.00 Cricket on 5 England v South
Africa. Highlights of the third
day’s play in the First Test of
the four-match series, which
took place at Lord’s
9.00 FILM Bridesmaids (15, 2011)
A disorganised woman is asked
to be maid of honour at her
best friend’s wedding. Taking
charge of the prenuptial bridal
celebrations, she resolves to
give her pal and accompanying
bridesmaids the time of their
lives, but as her eff
ffo
orts slide into
chaos she finds the wife of the
groom’s boss is keen to usurp
her position. Comedy starring
Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne
and Melissa McCarthy
9.00 Big Brother Daily round-up of
highlights, featuring more
games, arguments, laughs,
diary room visits and bedroom
chit-chat, as well as reactions
to the latest eviction
7.30 Pitch Battle Mel Giedroyc
presents the fourth heat of
the choral contest, as six more
ensembles compete. Each
hance to
group is giiven a ch
display their speciality with
a “showstopper” performance,
before battling it out with their
rivals in a “riff-off”. Guest judge
Seal joins Gareth Malone and
Kelis on the panel (4/6)
9.00 Casualty Ethan tries to turn
Mickey against Scott upon
discovering he is secretly in a
relationship with Jez, and Sam
seeks to undermine Connie
after she pulls rank on him
9.50 BBC News; Weather; followed
by National Lottery Update
10.10 FILM Little Fockers (12, 2010)
Nurse Greg is now the proud
father of twins, but has yet to
earn the respect of his wife’s
stern father after 10 years of
marriage. The couple invite
both sides of their extended
family to the kids’ birthday
party, where Greg makes a
desperate effort to finally prove
his worth to his father-in-law.
Comedy sequel starring Ben
Stiller and Robert De Niro
11.45 FILM Tropic Thunder (15,
2008) The cast of a Vietnam
War movie unknowingly
wanders into the middle of
a real-life conflict. Comedy
directed by and starring
Ben Stiller, with Jack Black
1.30am Weather for the Week
Ahead 1.35 BBC News
7.30 The Voice Kids The Blind
Auditions are now over, and
coaches will.i.am, Danny Jones
and Pixie Lott begin to whittle
down the numb
ber off woulld-b
be
stars on their teams in the
battle phase (5/8)
8.30 Today at Wimbledon Clare
Balding introduces highlights
of the sixth day’s play at SW19,
where the men’s and ladies’
third-round singles matches
were due to reach a conclusion.
9.30 Museum of the Year
Tristram Hunt presents
coverage of Art Fund’s 2017
ceremony. See Viewing Guide
10.00 Mock the Week With Angela
Barnes, Ed Gamble, Hal
Cruttenden and Sara Pascoe (r)
10.30 QI XL Bill Bailey, Jo Brand and
Greg Davies answer Stephen
Fry’s questions on marriage
and mating matters
9.00 FILM Skyfall (12, 2012) James
Bond hunts the mastermind
behind a terrorist attack on MI6,
and discovers a former agent
with revenge in mind. Action
thriller starring Daniel Craig and
Javier Bardem. See Film Choice
10.05 ITV News
10.20 FILM Skyfall (12, 2012)
Conclusion of the James Bond
thriller starring Daniel Craig.
See Film Choice
11.15 FILM 2001: A Space Odyssey
(U, 1968) A spacecraft is sent
to Jupiter to investigate the
origins of a strange artefact, but
the astronauts’ computer turns
on them. Sci-fi drama starring
Keir Dullea. See Film Choice
1.30-3.05am FILM West (15, 2014)
An East German mother and her son
want to emigrate to West Germany.
However she is interrogated about
her dead boyfriend, who is suspected
of being a spy. Drama starring
Jördis Triebel and Tristan Göbel
12.05am The Chase (r) 1.00
Jackpot247 3.00 Who’s Doing the
Dishes? Radio DJ Pat Sharp hosts
a dinner party for four guests, who
will win a cash prize if they can guess
his identity from cryptic culinary
clues (r) 3.50 ITV Nightscreen
8.00 Blind Date More singletons
seek a chance at romance, as
recruitment consultant Antoni
chooses from self-assured
ladies, and a Celine Dion fan
looks for a girlfriend on her
wavelength (4/6)
11.20 FILM Red Eye (12, 2005) A
hotelier on a flight to Miami
realises a passenger she has
befriended is involving her
in a political assassination.
Thriller with Rachel McAdams
10.00 Live Championship Boxing:
Josh Taylor v Ohara Davies
Coverage of the bout for the
Commonwealth Super
Lightweight title, which takes
place at Braehead Arena in
Glasgow. Taylor has won all
nine of his fights since turning
professional and is expected to
face his toughest opponent in
Davies, who is undefeated in
15 contests and claimed an
impressive victory over Derry
Mathews last time out.
Presented by Paul Dempsey,
with commentary from Dave
Farah and Richie Woodhall
12.55am Ramsay’s Hotel Hell. In
Oregon, Gordon Ramsay tries to
rescue the Applegate River Lodge,
which is around $1million in debt (r)
1.45 Hollyoaks (SL) 3.50 Ackley Bridge
(r) (SL) 4.45 Shipping Wars UK (r) 5.15
Location, Location, Location (r) (SL)
12.00 SuperCasino 3.10am FILM The
Darkest Hour (12, 2011) Sci-fi horror
starring Emile Hirsch and Olivia
Thirlby 4.40 Access 4.50 Great
Artists. Michelangelo (r) (SL) 5.15
Wildlife SOS (r) (SL) 5.40 Angels of
Jarm (r) (SL) 5.50 Roary (r) (SL)
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Saturday 8 | Primetime digital guide
Jack Nicholson and Mary
Steenburgen star in the
1978 comedy-western
Spike, 5.50pm
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 Britain and the Sea
David Dimbleby sails along
East Anglia’s coast to
explore how the sea inspired
artists and created a British
beach culture (4/4) (R)
8.00 Nature’s Great Events
Whales, dolphins and sea
lions feast on herring in the
north Pacific (6/6) (R)
9.00 FILM Mea Culpa (18, 2014)
A disgraced former cop
turns to his old partner for
help in bringing down the
gangsters that want his
son dead. Crime thriller
starring Vincent Lindon
10.25 Titanic’s Tragic Twin: The
Britannic Disaster Piecing
together the sinking of the
Britannic in 1916 (R)
11.25 Top of the Pops: 1984 From
Feb 23, 1984: Nik Kershaw,
Rockwell and Carmel (R)
12.00-12.35am Top of the Pops:
1984 With Break Machine,
Matt Bianco, Van Halen (R)
7.00pm Agatha Christie’s Marple
The sleuth uncovers new
evidence that could avert a
miscarriage of justice after a
millionaire’s wife is found
dead in her room (3/4) (R)
9.00 Foyle’s War American GIs
arrive in Hastings to a mixed
welcome and Foyle is called
on to calm the locals. But
his attempts at soothing
relations are jeopardised
when a barmaid’s
involvement with a soldier
results in murder (1/4) (R)
11.00 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) (R)
12.00-1.05am Law & Order: UK
A psychiatrist with a
caseload of violent
adolescent patients is
stabbed to death (2/8) (R)
7.00pm Four in a Bed The Brighton
Inn, East Sussex aims to
offer a luxury experience (R)
7.30 Four in a Bed The B&B
owners find out how much
they have been paid (R)
8.00 Great Canal Journeys
Timothy West and Prunella
Scales visit the Burgundy
region of France, where they
travel along the Canal
du Nivernais (R)
9.00 The Great British Skinny
Dip Cameras follow Andrew
Welch, marketing director
for British Naturism, as he
attempts to attract support
for a UK-wide series of
nude swims over one
weekend in September (R)
10.05 The Naked Village
Exploring a naturist resort in
Hertfordshire (R)
11.05-12.10am My Daughter the
Teenage Nudist The
popularity of public nudity
among young people (R)
6.35pm FILM The Best Exotic
Marigold Hotel (12, 2011)
Seven English pensioners
decide to make a fresh start
by moving to India to live in
a dilapidated hotel. Comedy
drama starring Judi Dench,
Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith
and Dev Patel
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 and
Philip Seymour Hoffman
11.20-1.25am FILM Solomon Kane
(15, 2010) A 17th-century
mercenary fights to redeem
himself for his past sins by
rescuing a kidnapped girl
from an evil sorcerer.
Fantasy thriller starring
James Purefoy and
Pete Postlethwaite
7.00pm Football’s Funniest
Moments A look back at
comical incidents from the
Premier League (2/3) (R)
8.00 Duck Quacks Don’t Echo
Lee Mack is joined by Jimmy
Carr, Ricky Wilson and
Jameela Jamill, who reveal
their favourite facts and try
to find out if they are
accurate (3/8) (R)
9.00 A League of Their Own: US
Road Trip 2.0 Out-takes,
pranks and behind-thescenes antics from James
Corden, Jamie Redknapp,
Jack Whitehall and Andrew
Flintoff’s adventures
across America (5/7) (R)
10.00-12.15am FILM Underworld
(15, 2003) A vampire
fighting a war against
werewolves falls in love with
a human whom her enemies
have plans for. Action thriller
starring Kate Beckinsale
and Scott Speedman
7.00pm Without a Trace A school
bus is hijacked by a gang of
kidnappers, and Samantha
suffers the physical and
emotional effects of her
recent gunshot wound (R)
8.00 Without a Trace Jack and
the team search for a
missing priest, but suspect
he is involved in
wrongdoing rather than
being the possible victim
of a crime (R)
9.00 Game of Thrones Jon
enlists the help of an
unexpected ally, Daenerys
makes a difficult decision in
Mereen, Brienne searches
for Sansa, and Theon
remains under Ramsay’s
control (5/10) (R)
10.05 Game of Thrones
Jorah and Tyrion run into
slavers (6/10) (R)
11.05-12.15am Game of Thrones
Sansa tries to talk to
Theon (7/10) (R)
Drama
ITV2
ITV4
E4
5STAR
5USA
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
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, Adam G
Sevani and Sharni Vinson
9.00 Love Island: The Weekly Hot
List Companion show
10.00 Celebrity Juice (5/10)
10.50 Family Guy
11.20 Family Guy
11.45-12.20am Family Guy
7.00pm Tour de France Highlights
Action from stage eight, shown live
earlier from 11am
8.00 The Chase: Celebrity Special
Quiz show hosted by Bradley Walsh
9.05 FILM Renegades (18, 1989)
A Native American searching for a
stolen artefact teams up with an
undercover cop. Action adventure
starring Kiefer Sutherland and
Lou Diamond Phillips
11.15-12.55am FILM Awake (15,
2007) Medical thriller starring
Hayden Christensen
7.00pm The Big Bang Theory
7.30 The Big Bang Theory
8.00 The Big Bang Theory
The boys take up fencing
8.30 The Big Bang Theory
Leonard and Raj take a
heartbroken Howard to Las Vegas
9.00 FILM Die Hard 2 (18, 1990)
A lone cop battles terrorists who
have taken over an airport to force
the release of a convicted drug
baron. Action thriller sequel with
Bruce Willis and Bonnie Bedelia
11.25-12.25am Gogglebox
7.00pm FILM Walking on
Sunshine (12, 2014) Romantic
musical comedy filled with 1980s
pop songs. Stars Hannah Arterton
9.00 FILM The Equalizer (15, 2014)
An ex-secret agent fights to bring
down a crime syndicate after
coming to the aid of a prostitute.
Thriller with Denzel Washington
and Chloë Grace Moretz
11.35-2.00am FILM Dead Man
Down (15, 2013) Crime thriller
starring Colin Farrell, Noomi
Rapace and Terrence Howard
7.00pm NCIS A US Marine is
stabbed on the way to a party
8.00 NCIS: Los Angeles A body
goes missing from the morgue
9.00 NCIS: New Orleans Pride
suspects a mole is among the
ranks, as NCIS and local law
enforcement continue to track
the Broussard Syndicate
10.00 NCIS: New Orleans
11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit A youngster takes revenge
12.00-12.55am Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit
7.00pm Hetty Wainthropp
Investigates The sleuth meets
her long-lost cousin
8.00 Miss Fisher’s Murder
Mysteries The duo investigate
the death of a factory girl
9.00 Taggart The discovery of a
charred corpse sets Taggart on the
hunt for a killer in an investigation
with sinister undertones of black
magic and voodoo
11.55-2.20am Waking the Dead
Boyd re-opens the first case he
ever worked on
Yesterday
Spike
Dave
PBS America
Sky Arts
Sky Living
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7.00pm Forbidden History Jamie
Theakston uncovers the secrets of
the Knights Templar (4/6)
8.00 Love Songs at the BBC
A selection of romantic songs
9.20 Sings Elvis Artists including
Cliff Richard and John Cale cover
songs by Elvis Presley
10.20 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
The lads are forced to camp out
in Thornley Manor
11.20-12.20am Medieval Dead
Tim Sutherland and the team
return to Gotland, Sweden (4/6)
5.50pm FILM Goin’ South (PG,
1978) Comedy western starring
Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen,
John Belushi and Danny DeVito
8.00 Live Boxing Coverage from
Braehead Arena in Glasgow,
featuring the undercard bouts
ahead of the main event between
Josh Taylor and Ohara Davies for
the Commonwealth Super
Lightweight title
10.00-12.15am FILM Casualties
of War (18, 1989) Vietnam War
drama starring Michael J Fox
5.00pm Top Gear Africa Special
Searching for the source of the Nile
7.40 Not Going Out A 20-year-old
woman turns up on Lee’s doorstep
and claims he may be her father
8.20 Not Going Out Tim picks up
the wrong coat on a night out
9.00 Not Going Out Lee lets out
the flat to a film director
9.40 Would I Lie to You?
10.20 Would I Lie to You?
11.00-1.20am FILM Training Day
(18, 2001) Thriller starring Denzel
Washington and Ethan Hawke
6.55pm Air Warriors A profile of
the CH-47 Chinook (2/3)
8.00 Air Warriors The
development and application
of unmanned drones (3/3)
9.05 Saudi Arabia Uncovered
The efforts of people risking their
lives to bring about change
10.15 My Son the Jihadi Sally
Evans’ struggle to accept her son
as an al-Shabaab fighter
11.15-12.20am Air Warriors
A profile of the versatile UH-60
Black Hawk helicopter (3/3)
5.30pm Tom Petty & the
Heartbreakers: Live from
Gatorville A 2006 hometown
concert in Gainesville, Florida
8.00 The Summer of Love The
story of the cultural, social, and
political changes of 1967
9.00 Legends of the Canyon
Documentary exploring the
musical legacy of Laurel Canyon in
Los Angeles. See Viewing Guide
11.15-12.30am California Dreamin’:
The Songs of the Mamas and the
Papas Documentary
7.00pm Cold Case Rush and
Jeffries investigate a 1945 case
involving baseball star Clyde Taylor
8.00 Cold Case Rush investigates
the death of an institutionalised
woman in the 1950s
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 Nashville
W
Fox
Discovery
Nat Geographic
Comedy Central
Gold
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7.00pm The Mentalist
8.00 The Mentalist The team look
into the murder of a police chief
9.00 American Dad!
9.30 American Dad!
10.00 American Dad!
10.30 Family Guy
11.00 Family Guy
12.00-12.30am American Dad!
7.00pm Ice Pilots
8.00 Mosquito A controversial
method of dealing with the pests
9.30 River Monsters Jeremy Wade
tracks down deadly parasites
lurking in the water
10.30 Infected Abroad: Mosquito
Bites Documentary
11.30-12.30am Street Outlaws
7.00pm Killer Tornado USA:
Caught on Camera
8.00 Challenger Disaster:
Lost Tapes Documentary
9.00 Air Crash Investigation 9/11:
The Plane That Hit the Pentagon
10.00 9/11: Inside the Pentagon
11.00 9/11: The World’s Fallen (1/2)
12.00-1.00am 80s Greatest (4/4)
7.00pm Friends
7.30 Friends
8.00 Impractical Jokers
9.00 Live at the Apollo
10.00 Your Face or Mine
10.30 Bad Robots
11.00 Impractical Jokers
11.30-1.00am FILM Scary Movie 2
(18, 2001) Spoof horror sequel
7.00pm Open All Hours
Arkwright has a sales drive
7.40 Open All Hours
8.20 Open All Hours
9.00 Still Open All Hours
9.40 Still Open All Hours
10.20 Still Open All Hours
11.00 The Young Ones
11.45-12.30am The Young Ones
6.15pm My Family Christmas
Special Ben feigns illness to
avoid the annual festivities
7.20 My Family The identity of
Kenzo’s father is finally revealed
8.00 One Born Every Minute
9.00-12.10am FILM Jackie Brown
(15, 1997) Crime drama starring
Pam Grier and Samuel L Jackson
Sky Premiere
Sky Brits
Sky Family
Sky Action
Sky Select
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6.10pm Mr Right (15, 2015)
Action comedy starring Anna
Kendrick and Sam Rockwell
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 Dog Eat Dog (18, 2016)
Thriller starring Nicolas Cage
11.55-2.00am The Purge: Election
Year (15, 2016) Action horror with
Frank Grillo and Mykelti Williamson
6.50pm Stardust (PG, 2007) A
shop assistant in Victorian England
enters a fantasy world to track
down a fallen star to give to the girl
of his dreams. Fantasy adventure
with Charlie Cox and Claire Danes
9.00 Snatch (18, 2000) A boxing
promoter and his dim-witted
sidekick are drawn into a
match-fixing racket and a diamond
robbery gone wrong. Comedy
drama with Jason Statham
10.45-12.45am 28 Days Later (18,
2002) Horror with Cillian Murphy
6.30pm Curious George (U, 2006)
Children’s animated adventure
8.00 The Angry Birds Movie
(U, 2016) Animation featuring
the voice of Jason Sudeikis
9.40 Race to Witch Mountain (PG,
2009) An ex-convict cab driver
protects two alien children from
government agents and a sinister
extraterrestrial assassin. Sci-fi
adventure with Dwayne Johnson
11.20-12.50am Homeward Bound:
The Incredible Journey (U, 1993)
Animal adventure
6.00pm The Huntsman: Winter’s
War (12, 2016) Fantasy adventure
starring Chris Hemsworth,
Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt
8.00 Jurassic Park (PG, 1993)
Genetically engineered dinosaurs
escape from an tycoon’s safari park
and go on the rampage. Steven
Spielberg’s adventure starring Sam
Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum
10.10-12.25am The Lost World:
Jurassic Park (PG, 1997) Steven
Spielberg’s adventure sequel with
Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore
5.35pm Rain Man (15, 1988) A car
dealer kidnaps his autistic brother
in an effort to claim his share of
their father’s fortune. Drama with
Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise
8.00 The Danish Girl (15, 2015)
An artist in 1920s Copenhagen
becomes one of the first people to
undergo sex reassignment surgery.
Period drama starring Eddie
Redmayne and Alicia Vikander
10.00-12.20am Brokeback
Mountain (15, 2005) Drama
starring Heath Ledger
Chloë Grace Moretz stars in the
2014 remake of TV crime thriller
The Equalizer (5STAR, 9pm)
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Saturday 8
Sports guide
Live T20 Blast Cricket
Sky Sports 2, 6.45pm
Radio guide
Radio 1
England’s domestic T20
competition continues with a
match between Birmingham
Bears and Nottinghamshire
Outlaws at Edgbaston. The
Outlaws lifted the first trophy
of the summer, winning the
Royal London Cup at Lord’s.
Alex Hales, pictured, smashed
187 not out, the highest score
in a domestic final and he
will pose a real threat to the
Bears in the shortest form
of the game. Joe Clay
FM: 96.7-99.8 MHz
6.00am Dev 10.00 Matt
Edmondson 1.00pm Alice
Levine 4.00 Danny Howard
7.00 MistaJam 10.00 Charlie
Sloth 1.00am DJ Target
4.00 Diplo and Friends
Radio 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
Sky Sports 1
Sky Sports 5
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7.30am LIVE British and Irish
Lions Tour: New Zealand v
British & Irish Lions
11.15 Great Sporting Moments
11.30 Sporting Greats
12.00 LIVE Formula 1 The
Austrian Grand Prix qualifying
session (Start-time 1.00)
2.30pm The F1 Show
3.00 British and Irish Lions
Tour Highlights
4.00 The F1 Show
4.35 Great Sporting Moments
4.55 LIVE Betfred Super
League: Catalans Dragons v
Wigan Warriors
(Kick-off 5.00)
7.00 British and Irish Lions
Tour Highlights
8.00 Test Cricket
9.00 Super League Gold
9.15 British and Irish Lions
Tour Highlights
10.15 Sporting Greats
10.45 Super League Gold
11.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
12.00-12.15am Betfred Super
League Highlights
12.30pm-2.35 LIVE Chinese
Super League: Jiangsu
Suning v Shanghai Greenland
Shenhua (Kick-off 12.35)
4.10-6.10 LIVE Super Rugby:
Bulls v Kings (Kick-off 4.15)
6.25-8.30 LIVE Super Rugby:
Stormers v Sunwolves
5.00am Huey on Saturday
6.00 Sounds of the 60s
8.00 Saturday Breakfast with
Dermot 10.00 Alan and Mel’s
Summer Escape 1.00pm Pick
of the Pops 3.00 The Zoe Ball
Show 6.00 Anita Rani 8.00
Trevor Nelson’s Rhythm Nation
10.00 The Tommy Sandhu
House Party 12.00 Ana
Matronic’s Disco Devotion
2.00am Radio 2’s Showtunes
3.00 Playlist: Love Songs
4.00 Playlist: Easy
Sky Sports F1
Radio 3
SKY 408 VIRGIN 518
FM: 90.2-92.4 MHz
8.25am-8.55 LIVE GP3 Racing
9.45-11.15 LIVE Formula 1
12.00 LIVE Formula 1 The
Austrian Grand Prix qualifying
session (Start-time 1.00)
2.30-4.00 LIVE Formula 2
Championship Race one of
the Austrian Grand Prix
4.05-5.05 LIVE GP3 Racing
7.00am Breakfast
9.00 News
9.03 Record Review Alexandra
Coghlan explores recording of
Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis
Pacem in Building a Library
12.15pm Music Matters
Including news of a new music
project in Greece
1.00 News
1.02 Saturday Classics Music
by Brahms, Boccherini, Sibelius
and Prokofiev. With Rob Cowan
3.00 Sound of Dance
Katie Derham talks to Darcey
Bussell about a dancer’s
relationship with music.
See Choice
4.00 Jazz Record Requests
5.00 Jazz Line-Up
A performance by the
saxophonist Tommy Smith and
the pianist Brian Kellock, from
the Glasgow Jazz Festival
6.30 Opera on 3 A recording
of Mozart’s Mitridate, Re di
Ponto, performed at the Royal
Opera House in London
10.00 Live Hear and Now
Performances of music by the
Danish composers Henning
Christiansen, Else Marie Pade
and Per Nørgård
12.00 Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz
1.00am Through the Night (r)
Sky Sports 2
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9.00am Test Cricket
10.00 LIVE Test Cricket:
England v South Africa
6.45pm LIVE NatWest
T20 Blast Cricket:
Birmingham Bears v
Nottinghamshire Outlaws
10.15 Test Cricket
11.15 Sky Sports Cricket Gold
11.45 Sporting Triumphs
12.00-3.30am NatWest
T20 Blast Cricket
Sky Sports 3
BT Sport 1
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10.00am-1.00pm LIVE AFL:
St Kilda v Richmond
6.30-11.00 LIVE BT Sport
Fight Night Live: Anthony
Yarde v Richard Baranyi
12.00-3.00am LIVE MLB: Los
Angeles Dodgers v Kansas
City Royals (Start-time 12.15)
4.00-7.00 LIVE AFL: North
Melbourne v Fremantle
BT Sport 2
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5.45pm-9.00 LIVE FIM
Speedway World Cup
Coverage of the final
1.00am LIVE UFC
3.00-7.00 LIVE UFC
BT Sport 3
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8.30am-10.30 LIVE Super
Rugby: Waratahs v Jaguares
12.00-5.30pm LIVE Fish-OMania Coverage from
Cudmore Fisheries
6.00-9.00 LIVE GAA
Sky Sports 4
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12.00am LIVE European Tour
Golf: The Irish Open Hosted
by the Rory Foundation
6.00pm LIVE Long Drive
World Series From Windsor
8.00-11.00 LIVE PGA Tour
Golf: The Greenbrier Classic
10.45am LIVE Hockey: Japan
v Ireland (Push-back 11.00)
1.00pm LIVE Hockey:
Germany v Poland
3.00 LIVE Hockey: USA v
Chile (Push-back 3.00)
5.00-7.00 LIVE Hockey
9.00-1.00am LIVE World
Series of Poker
Eurosport 1
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11.00am LIVE Cycling: Tour
de France Stage eight
5.00pm-6.55 LIVE Uefa Euro
Under-19s Championship
Football: Portugal v Sweden
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 iPM Interactive debate
6.00 News and Papers
6.07 Open Country
6.30 Farming Today This
Week Farming news
7.00 Today
9.00 Saturday Live
10.30-6.45 (LW) Live Test
Match Special: England v
South Africa Commentary
on the third day’s play in the
first Test at Lord’s
Today’s picks
Apocalypse Nigh
Radio 4, 8pm
Sound of Dance
Radio 3, 3pm
The end of the world always
seems to be nigh. Particularly
if, like Robin Ince, pictured, you
grew up in the 1980s. This was
a time that, if you listened to
the health warnings, was
fraught with danger. If nuclear
Armageddon or rabies
weren’t going to get you, your
shiny floor might. As one advert played here warned —
apocalyptically — “polish a floor and put a rug on it . . . You
might as well set a man trap.” But, argues Ince, we seem to
not just fear, but also slightly enjoy fantasies about the end of
the world. For one thing, it would mean that you don’t have
to worry about that deadline you might be about to miss. As
the ever-excellent Lionel Shriver puts it here: “It’s just the
height of entertainment. All stories involve something going
wrong. And therefore everything going wrong means it’s a
great story.” Catherine Nixey
The BBC is still making the
most of Katie Derham’s
stylish rumba-ing on Strictly
a couple of years ago in
which she showed that she
wasn’t just a pretty brain, but
also had rather lovely legs
and a cracking sense of
rhythm too. Here, she’s
speaking to Darcey Bussell —
who is, of course, also a
judge on Strictly — about the
dancer’s relationship with
music. Bussell also looks
back over her career and
talks about those dancers
who best melded music and
dance. Naturally, the names
Fred and Ginger pop up. CN
10.30 The Kitchen Cabinet
From Margate in Kent (3/7)
11.00 The Week in
Westminster
11.30 From Our Own
Correspondent
12.01pm (LW) Shipping
Forecast
12.04 Money Box
12.30 Dead Ringers (r)
12.57 Weather
1.00 News Headlines
1.10 Any Questions? (r)
2.00 Any Answers? Phone-in
2.30 Drama: The Penny
Dreadfuls Present – Le Carré
on Spying By David Reed.
The comedy sketch group
returns with Cold War-era
espionage spoof
3.30 Yangon Renaissance:
Punks, Poets and Painters (r)
4.00 Weekend Woman’s Hour
5.00 Saturday PM
5.30 The Bottom Line (r)
5.54 Shipping Forecast
5.57 Weather
6.00 News Headlines
6.15 Loose Ends With guests
Danny Brocklehurst, David
Sedaris, Akala and Miles
from Kinshasa
6.45 (LW) Loose Ends
7.00 Profile
7.15 Saturday Review
8.00 Archive on 4:
Apocalypse Nigh
Robin Ince explores popular
culture’s obsession with the
end of the world. See Choice
9.00 Drama: A Perfect Spy
John le Carré’s spy novel,
with Julian Rhind-Tutt (1/3)
10.00 News Headlines
10.15 The Reith Lectures 2017
With Hilary Mantel (r)
11.00 Counterpoint (r)
11.30 Hadraawi: The
Shakespeare of Somalia (r)
12.00 News Headlines
12.30am Short Works (r)
12.48 Shipping Forecast
1.00 As BBC World Service
2.06 BBC Music on the World
Service 3.00 News 3.06
Sportsworld 4.00 News
4.06 Sportsworld 5.00 News
5.06 Sportsworld 6.00 The
Newsroom 6.30 Trending
6.50 Over to You 7.00 News
7.06 World Questions 8.00
News 8.06 The Forum 8.50
50 Things That Made the
Modern Economy 9.00
Newshour 10.00 News
10.06 From Our Own
Correspondent 10.30 Boston
Calling 11.00 News 11.06 The
Newsroom 11.20 Sports News
11.30 In the Balance 12.00
News 12.06am The Inquiry
12.30 CrowdScience 1.00
News 1.06 The World This
Week 1.30 Science in Action
2.00 News 2.06 The
Newsroom 2.30 The Truth
About 3.00 News 3.06 From
Our Own Correspondent
3.30 Cultural Frontline 4.00
News 4.06 The Documentary
Radio 5 Live
MW: 693, 909
5.00am 5 Live Boxing
with Costello & Bunce
5.30 Eye of the Storm 6.00
Saturday Breakfast 9.00 The
Danny Baker Show 11.00 At
Home with Colin Murray
12.00 5 Live Sport 8.00pm
Kermode and Mayo’s Film
Review (r) 9.00 Stephen
Nolan 12.00 5 Live in Short (r)
1.00am Up All Night
TalkSport
MW: 1053, 1089 kHz
6.00am Lions Breakfast
7.00 Live Georgie Bingham
11.00 Warm Up 2.00pm
Saturday Scoreboard 6.00
Kick-off 9.00 On the Sporting
Couch 10.00 The Late Tackle
12.00 Extra Time
Radio 4 Extra
Digital only
8.00am Archive on 4: The
New York ’77 Blackout
9.00 Dr John Cooper Clarke:
Complete Control 12.00 Vinyl
Cafe 1.00pm Tales of the City:
The Days of Anna Madrigal
Omnibus 2.10 Inheritance
Tracks 2.15 Down Your Way
3.00 Archive on 4: The New
York ’77 Blackout 4.00 The
Linden Tree 5.30 Painting the
Clouds with Sunshine 6.00
Doctor Who: The Lost Stories
6.50 Doctor Who 7.00 Dr
John Cooper Clarke:
Complete Control 10.00
Comedy Club: Saturday Night
Fry 10.30 John Finnemore’s
Souvenir Programme 11.00
The Mark Steel Solution 11.30
28 Acts in 28 Minutes 12.00
Doctor Who: The Lost Stories
12.50am Doctor Who
BBC World Service
Digital only
9.00am News 9.06 The World
This Week 9.30 Cultural
Frontline 10.00 Sports Hour
11.00 News 11.06 The
Newsroom 11.30 In the
Balance 12.00 The Reith
Lectures 2017 (4/5) 1.00pm
Newshour 2.00 News
6 Music
Digital only
7.00am Gemma Cairney
10.00 The Huey Show
1.00pm Liz Kershaw 3.00
Gilles Peterson 6.00 The
Craig Charles Funk and Soul
Show 9.00 Tom Robinson
12.00 The Freak Zone Playlist
1.00am The Joy of 6
2.00 6 Music Recommends:
The New Music Playlist
3.00 6 Music Live Hour
4.00 England’s Still
Dreaming: 30 Years of Punk
Classic FM
FM: 100-102 MHz
7.00am Alan Titchmarsh
10.00 Bill Turnbull 1.00pm
Alexander Armstrong 3.00
Nicholas Owen 5.00
Saturday Night at the
Movies 7.00 Alex James’s
Date Night 9.00 Backstage
Pass with Anne-Marie Minhall
10.00 Smooth Classics
1.00am Katie Breathwick
4.00 Jane Jones
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Sunday 9 | Viewing guide
Critic’s choice
Ross Kemp: Extreme World
Sky1, 9pm
In the first of a new series,
Ross Kemp takes his
measured, no-nonsense
brand of investigative
journalism to Texas to
investigate whether America
is on the verge of a race war.
The evidence is irrefutable. If
you’re a young, black male in
Texas you are nine times
more likely to be shot dead
by the police than if you
belong to any other
demographic. Recent police
shootings of unarmed black
men in Texas captured on
smartphones went viral,
leading to protests in Dallas.
During one organised by
Black Lives Matter in July last
year, Micah Johnson, a former
soldier turned Black Power
activist, went on a killing
spree, targeting and killing
five white police officers
before he was cornered and
shot by the police. There are
more race hate groups in
Texas than anywhere else in
the country; as well as white
supremacist organisations
there are black militia groups.
Both sides talk of an
imminent war. Stuck in the
middle are the police.
“It’s almost unbearable, the
amount of pressure we’re
being put under,” says
Shelley Knight, a captain in
the Dallas Police Department.
Kemp has sympathy for the
officers going into black
communities fearing for their
lives. “They’re on edge,” he
says. “It’s like going into a
war zone.” In turn, the people
living there see the police as
the enemy. “They don’t see
them as people who protect
and serve them. They see
them as people who shoot
them dead,” Kemp surmises.
It’s a bleak situation. Kemp
puts himself in the line of fire
to hear all sides of the story.
Joe Clay
Further recommendations
The Force: North East returns tonight, following officers in
Newcastle as they respond to a stabbing outside a pub (Sky1, 10pm)
The Royal Ballet:
Woolf Works
Secrets of China’s
Forbidden City
Poldark
BBC Four, 7pm
Channel 4, 8pm
In Wayne McGregor’s first
full-length ballet, each of the
works is inspired by a different
Virginia Woolf novel — Mrs
Dalloway, Orlando and The
Waves — along with incidents
from the author’s life. It won the
2015 Critics’ Circle award for
best classical choreography and
the 2016 Olivier Award for best
new dance production, while its
star, the ballerina Alessandra
Ferri, has won an Olivier for
outstanding achievement in
dance. Now TV viewers can
enjoy it in a production filmed
at the Royal Opera House.
Debra Craine
For six centuries the venerable
Forbidden City, the palace
complex of China’s Ming and
Qing dynasties, has withstood
political intrigue, civil war, fire
and theft. Now the greatest
threat it faces is from tourists. It
is China’s most popular tourist
destination, with coachloads of
visitors scurrying around the
980 buildings on the 178-acre
site; the most popular exhibit is
the priceless jade and gold in
the Treasure House. The
makers of this documentary
get to see the bits the tourists
don’t, with access to the latest
conservation works. JC
Caroline has mobilised a
royalist fleet to sail to France
and overthrow the
revolutionaries, hopefully
freeing the prisoners, including
her hubby, Dr Dwight. Ross,
fearing that the landing could
provoke the slaughter of all
prisoners, decides to organise a
“more direct attempt” to
release his pal. A heartbroken
Drake, having been reluctantly
rejected by Morwenna, stows
away to join Ross and his
cohorts on their mission.
George, never one to pass up
an opportunity to put one over
his rival, uses Ross’s ill-advised
trip to France to discredit him
at a society ball. JC
Catch
up
Great Canal
Journeys: India
channel4.com
Timothy West and
Prunella Scales,
pictured, are
making two
journeys in India,
starting in the
tropical
backwaters of
Kerala in the
southwest tip of
the country. The
Kerala backwaters are
a 1,000-mile network of
canals, rivers and lakes
— once a vital link between the
spice gardens and Kerala’s sea
ports. They explore a canal
built by a local ruler to boost
trade, visit a spice market, and
make offerings at a temple,
while
h Pru dusts off her
dancing shoes to
learn the
traditional Kerala
dance of the
enchantress.
e
In part two
they
navigate one
of the old tea
routes on the
mighty and
treacherous
Brahmaputra River
in the far northeast
of the country.
Joe Clay
BBC One, 9pm
Epidemic: When
Films of the day
Britain Fought Aids The Great Caruso (U, 1951)
Channel 4, 10pm
This account of the 1980s Aids
epidemic in Britain is emotive
and clear-eyed. Contributors
such as Paul O’Grady and JeanPaul Gaultier are joined by
doctors and gay activists such
as Tony Whitehead to recall
how initial uncertainty about
the disease caused panic. Some
tabloid newspapers reported
scare stories such as the notion
that you could catch Aids from
toilet seats. The campaign to
raise public awareness that
ensued focused on fighting this
fear, ignorance and prejudice,
and transformed the country’s
attitude to sexual health. JC
Variations
● BBC One Wales As BBC One except:
11.00am-12.15pm Sunday Politics Wales
● BBC Two Wales As BBC Two except:
7.00pm-8.00 Llangollen 2017
● BBC1 N Ireland As BBC One except:
11.00am-12.15pm Sunday Politics
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Highlights 11.30 Sue Barker: Our
Wimbledon. The presenter meets
Wimbledon greats (r) 12.45am The Week
the Landlords Moved In. Young landlords
Dan and Jamie are given a reality check
(r) 1.45-6.00 BBC News
● BBC2 N Ireland As BBC Two except:
6.00pm Brave New World Canada (r)
6.30-7.00 Bus Wars (r) 11.05 Sunday
Politics Northern Ireland (r) 11.30-11.35
Wild on Water: Killard Nature Reserve (r)
● BBC1 Scotland As BBC One except:
11.00am-12.15pm Sunday Politics
Scotland. The week’s events at
Westminster, presented by Andrew Neil
● BBC2 Scotland As BBC Two except:
7.00pm-8.00 River City. Robbie’s
partying ways cause devastating
consequences (r) 9.00 QI XL 9.45 White
Gold (r) 10.15-12.30am TRNSMT
● Channel As ITV London except:
12.25am-3.00 ITV Nightscreen
● ITV Wales As ITV London except:
11.15am Fishlock’s Choice. Trevor Fishlock
meets people across Wales with stories to
tell 11.45-12.15pm Newsweek Wales
● STV As ITV London except:
6.00pm-6.14 STV News 12.25am After
Midnight 1.55 1000 Heartbeats (r) 2.45
ITV Nightscreen 5.30-6.00 Teleshopping
● UTV As ITV London except: 12.25am
Teleshopping 1.25-3.00 ITV Nightscreen
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(r) 2.00 Live Seiclo: Le Tour de France
4.20 Dros Gymru (r) 4.30 Chwys (r) 5.00
Ralïo+: Gwlad Pwyl. Action from the Rally
Poland and the Ypres Rally (r) 5.30 Pobol
y Cwm (r) 7.20 News S4C a’r Tywydd 7.30
Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol 8.00
Mynyddoedd Y Byd 9.00 Cyngerdd Gala
Llangollen 2017 10.00 Seiclo: Le Tour de
France 11.00-11.35 Y Ditectif (r)
(AD) Audio description (HD) High Definition
(r) repeat (SL) In-vision signing
BBC Two, 1.15pm
The American tenor Mario Lanza was at the height of his fame
when he was perfectly cast as the legendary opera singer Enrico
Caruso. Not so much for his acting ability (negligible), but for the
fact that his voice could get somewhere near Caruso’s and that his
life — burnt bright, burnt out — reflected that of the man he
portrays. Apart from the music it is a plodding biopic and one that
takes liberties with the Italian tenor’s life. However, that doesn’t
matter whenever Lanza opens his lungs. Despite being pilloried by
the Caruso family, the film inspired Plácido Domingo and José
Carreras to become singers. (109min) Chris Bennion
Foxcatcher (15, 2014)
BBC Two, 9pm
Set in 1987 and based on a true
story, this disturbing tour of the
inadequacies of the psyches of an
American billionaire and his athletic
protégé stars Channing Tatum as
Mark Schultz, the Olympic gold
medal-winning wrestler. And coming
straight in from left-field casting is
Steve Carrell (pictured, with Tatum) with a vast prosthetic nose as
the wealthy John du Pont, a deeply troubled man who befriends
Schultz and rescues his failing career. If you don’t recall the news
stories at the time, I suggest you stay off Google to prevent
spoilers, as the film’s denouement is shocking. Carell was
deservedly nominated for the best actor Oscar, while Mark Ruffalo
was equally deserving of his best supporting actor nod for this
portrayal of Schultz’s older brother, Dave. (134min) Kate Muir
The Goob (18, 2014)
BBC Two, 11.35pm
Guy Myhill’s terrific coming-of-age drama is set in the wind-blasted
flatland of Norfolk, but there’s a lawless quality to it that evokes the
Deep South. In this world of macho men who straddle tractors and
eye the migrant labour like an all-you-can-eat buffet, Goob Taylor
(Liam Walpole) is like a creature from Mars. The teenager has
wide-set eyes, the gangliness of a foal and an outlandish beauty.
His nemesis is Gene Womack (Sean Harris), the stock-car racer
who is his mother’s boyfriend and the kind who sees any other
male as a challenge. The longer scenes weave together the kind
of tensions that can rip a family apart. (85min) Wendy Ide
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6.00am Breakfast 9.00 The Andrew
Marr Show 10.00 Sunday Morning
Live 11.00 Sunday Politics 12.15pm
Bargain Hunt (r) 1.00 BBC News;
Weather 1.15 Live Athletics: London
Anniversary Games. Gabby Logan
presents continued coverage from
The Olympic Stadium in London,
where the ninth meeting of the
Diamond League campaign takes
place 4.30 Escape to the Country. A
property search in north Wales (r)
5.10 Songs of Praise. Sean Fletcher
visits Mont St Michel in France 5.45
How to Holiday Better. New series.
Cherry Healey and Ade Adepitan find
the perfect holiday for members of
the public. Plus, Richard Madeley and
Steph McGovern present guides to
Venice and Oban 6.35 BBC News
6.50 BBC Regional News; Weather
6.00am Secrets of the Mona Lisa (r)
7.00 A to Z of TV Gardening (r) 7.45
The Instant Gardener (r) 8.30
Countryfile (r) 9.30 Saturday Kitchen
Best Bites 11.00 Nigel Slater: Eating
Together (r) 11.30 Hairy Bikers’ Best of
British (r) 12.15pm Live Athletics:
London Anniversary Games. Gabby
Logan presents coverage from The
Olympic Stadium in London.
Coverage continues on BBC One
1.15 FILM The Great Caruso (U, 1951)
The story of the opera singer Enrico
Caruso starring Mario Lanza. See Film
Choice 3.00 Killer Whales: Beneath
the Surface — Natural World (r) 3.45
Money for Nothing (r) 4.30 Rowing
World Cup 5.30 Flog It! The team
visits Greater Manchester (r) 6.00 The
Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The
Final Countdown. Part two of two (r)
6.00am CITV 8.25 ITV News 8.30
Weekend 9.25 Wild Animal Reunions
(r) 10.15 Judge Rinder (r) 11.15 Love
Your Garden (r) 12.15pm ITV News;
Weather 12.25 Babushka (r) 1.30 The
Voice Kids. Emma Willis presents as
the battle phase begins (r) 3.00 Bear
Grylls Survival School. The boys face
off against the girls as the young
survivors haul each other up a
vertical cliff face, and try to keep track
of vital resources (r) 3.30 FILM
Moonraker (PG, 1979) James Bond’s
search for a missing space shuttle
leads to an industrialist bent on
genocide — and a rematch with old
foe Jaws. Spy adventure starring
Roger Moore and Lois Chiles 6.00
Regional News; Weather 6.15 ITV
News; Weather 6.30 The Celebrity
Chase. Presented by Bradley Walsh
6.10am The King of Queens (r) 6.35
The King of Queens (r) 7.05
Everybody Loves Raymond (r) 7.55
Frasier (r) 8.25 Frasier (r) 9.00 Frasier
(r) 9.30 Sunday Brunch. Tim Lovejoy
and Simon Rimmer are joined by
guests Caroline Flack and Ed Byrne
12.30pm Eat the Week. Simon
Rimmer prepares smoked haddock
koulibiak 1.30 The Simpsons. Selma
flies to China to adopt a baby (r) 2.00
The Simpsons. Homer moves into a
camper van (r) 2.25 George Clarke’s
Amazing Spaces. A father and son
build an ambitious clifftop retreat —
with no plans (r) 3.10 A Place in the
Sun: Winter Sun. A couple who want
to move to the Azores (r) 4.10 Homes
by the Sea. Charlie Luxton visits
properties in Suffolk 5.15 Channel 4
News. Including sport and weather
6.00am Milkshake! 10.00 Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles 10.35 Access (r)
10.40 Police Interceptors (r) 11.40
Police Interceptors. Dan and Gordy
engage in the high-speed pursuit (r)
12.40pm Police Interceptors. Barry
Peach outsmarts a disqualified driver
(r) 1.35 FILM The Flintstones (U, 1994)
Live-action version of the cartoon
comedy with John Goodman, Rick
Moranis, Rosie O’Donnell and Halle
Berry 3.15 Inside Windsor Castle. The
recent history of the royal residence
(r) 4.15 Inside Windsor Castle. The
dramatic series of events between
1936 and 1952 (r) 5.15 Inside Windsor
Castle. Events that shaped the
monarchy between 1952 and 1972 (r)
6.10 Inside Windsor Castle. The life of
the Queen and her family between
1972 and 1992. Last in the series (r)
Ross Poldark to the rescue (9pm)
Liam Walpole in The Goob (11.35pm)
Lois Chiles, Roger Moore (3.30pm)
China’s Forbidden City (8pm)
Gazza’s tears are So 1990 (8pm)
7.00 Countryfile Anita Rani visits a
groundbreaking project in
Northamptonshire to
incorporate wildlife
conservation into a retail park,
and John Craven goes in search
of an elusive butterfly
7.00 Dragons’ Den Peter Jones,
Deborah Meaden, Touker
Suleyman, Sarah Willingham
and Nick Jenkins cast an eye
over a parking app, a toilet
flushing gadget and an idea for
nail gel. Evan Davis hosts (r)
5.45 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix
Highlights Steve Jones and
David Coulthard present action
from the ninth round of the
season, which took place at the
Red Bull Ring in Spielberg
7.00 Cricket on 5 England v South
Africa. Highlights of the fourth
day’s play in the First Test of
the four-match series, which
took place at Lord’s
8.00 Fake or Fortune? Fiona Bruce
and the art expert Philip Mould
investigate whether a painting
in a B&B is the work of the
French artist Paul Delaroche,
and find it may have belonged
to France’s last king (2/4) (r)
8.00 The Life Swap Adventure
A Norwegian farmer who is
tiring of his demanding life
swaps places with a taxi
driver from Devon who wants
to run a farm, but fears the
financial instability (6/6)
9.00 Poldark Ross assembles a band
of allies to free Dwight from
prison. However, the rescue
mission has fatal consequences.
George schemes to further
his political ambitions. See
Viewing Guide (5/9)
9.00 FILM Foxcatcher (15, 2014)
A reclusive, eccentric
millionaire persuades an
Olympic gold-medal-winning
wrestler to join his personal
team. Initially flattered by the
attention lavished upon him by
his wealthy new friend, the
fighter flourishes - but tension
soon grows between them
when his brother is employed
as a coach, a situation that leads
to tragedy. Fact-based drama,
starring Steve Carell, Channing
Tatum and Mark Ruffalo.
See Film Choice
10.00 BBC News
10.20 BBC Regional News; Weather
10.30 Sue Barker: Our Wimbledon
The presenter travels the globe
meeting Wimbledon greats
such as Andy Murray, Roger
Federer, Pete Sampras, Billie
Jean King and Martina
Navratilova (r)
11.45 The Week the Landlords
Moved In Young landlords Dan
and Jamie are given a reality
check in Co Durham when they
move into their tenant’s home
and in Leeds, old feelings are
raked up for millionaire Prab (r)
12.45am Weather for the Week Ahead
12.50 BBC News
7.30 The Voice Kids Emma Willis
presents the junior version of
the singing talent contest, as
the battle phase continues.
Coach
hes wiill.ii.am, Danny Jones
and Pixie Lott must decide
which performers out of the
trios will be chosen to go
through to the semi-final (6/8)
7.55 5 News Weekend
8.00 Secrets of China’s Forbidden
City Exploring the palace that
housed Chinese emperors for
600 years, revealing current
conservation work. Plus, a look
at how the structure was built
to withstand earthquakes.
See Viewing Guide
8.00 That’s So 1990 Memories of
the year Italy hosted the World
Cup, prime minister Mrs
Thatcher handed over the reins
to John Major and fears of the
spread of BSE — so-called mad
cow disease — grew (6/8) (r)
9.00 The Loch Annie finds murder
weapons used by the killer and
tracks the culprit down, leading
to a dangerous confrontation in
the dark corridors of the local
hydro-electric dam (5/6)
9.00 The Handmaid’s Tale Offred
remembers her family’s escape
attempt, leading to a shocking
revelation about her life before
the Gilead regime that gives her
a new perspective on her
current situation (7/10)
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
10.00 ITV News
10.00 Epidemic: When Britain Fought
Aids The impact of the disease
on British society, featuring
personal stories from activists
and doctors. See Viewing Guide
10.05 OMG: Make Me a Famous Face
People undergoing cosmetic
surgery to look like famous
people, including Katie Price,
Kim Kardashian and Zayn
Malik. Plus, a man who wants
to look like a Ken doll (3/6)
10.20 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 stars (r)
11.05 White Gold Vincent concocts
a spectacular plot (6/6) (r)
10.55 8 Out of 10 Cats Does
Countdown Jimmy Carr hosts,
with Sean Lock and Stephen
Mangan taking on guest
captain Richard Ayoade and
Katherine Ryan, and Bill Bailey
in Dictionary Corner (r)
11.35 FILM The Goob (18, 2014)
Drama starring Liam Walpole,
Marama Corlett and Sean
Harris. See Film Choice
11.20 Take Me Out Men try to impress
30 single women and win a
date — but must get the female
participants to keep their lights
on as a sign of approval. Paddy
McGuinness presents (2/10) (r)
11.55 FILM This Means War (12, 2012)
Comedy starring Chris Pine
1.00am Sign Zone: Question Time.
David Dimbleby chairs the debate
from Burton-upon-Trent, with a panel
of politicians and other guests facing
topical questions from the audience.
Last in the series (r) (SL) 2.00-3.00
Holby City. Medical drama (r) (SL)
12.25am Jackpot247 3.00 Motorsport
UK. Richard John Neil presents racing
from Croft 3.50 British Superbike
Championship Highlights. Round five
from Snetterton 4.40 ITV Nightscreen
5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests
air their differences (r) (SL)
1.45am Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
USA. A New York restaurant (r) 2.35
The Last Leg (r) 3.30 KOTV Boxing
Weekly. Sam Eggington v Ceferino
Rodriguez 3.55 Gillette World Sport
4.25 Shipping Wars UK (r) 5.05
Location, Location, Location (r) (SL)
11.05 FILM The Bounty Hunter
(12, 2010) A bail enforcement
agent is assigned to track down
his own ex-wife, a reporter who
is investigating a murder coverup. Action comedy with Gerard
Butler and Jennifer Aniston
1.10am SuperCasino 3.10 The Hotel
Inspector. Alex Polizzi visits the Little
Thatch Inn in Gloucester (r) 4.00
Britain’s Greatest Bridges (r) (SL) 4.50
Great Artists (r) (SL) 5.15 Wildlife SOS.
Documentary (r) (SL) 5.40 Angels of
Jarm (r) (SL) 5.50 Roary (r) (SL)
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Gravity
Sunday 9 | Primetime digital guide
Sandra Bullock stars as
a stranded astronaut in
Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi drama
ITV2, 7.10pm
FV Freeview FS Freesat
BBC Four
ITV3
More4
Film4
Sky1
Sky Atlantic
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SKY 106, VIRGIN 110
SKY 108
7.00pm The Royal Ballet: Woolf
Works A performance from
the Royal Opera House of
Wayne McGregor’s ballet
inspired by three of Virginia
Woolf’s novels, as well as the
author’s letters, essays and
diaries. See Viewing Guide
9.00 Horizon: Space Volcanoes
Examining volcanoes on
Earth and those elsewhere
in the solar system (R)
10.00 The Sky at Night A series of
minor planets on the edge
of the solar system
10.30 Destination Titan The work
of a British team involved in
preparing the European
Space Agency’s Huygens
probe for its two-billion-mile
journey to Saturn’s largest
moon, a voyage that took
seven years (R) (AD)
11.30-12.30am The Search for Life:
The Drake Equation
Studies of Dr Frank Drake’s
calculations (R)
6.00pm Doc Martin Aunt Joan
keeps quiet about a rare
bird nesting on her land to
deter egg thieves (R)
8.00 The Booze Cruise 2: The
Treasure Hunt Sequel to the
comedy drama, in which
Dave, Rob and Maurice
embark on a charity
treasure hunt, while trying
to be nice to an unpleasant
client of Dave’s (R)
10.00 Law & Order: UK Natalie
Chandler’s father is accused
of murder (4/8) (R)
11.00 Law & Order: UK The body
of an elderly woman is
found at a well-known
suicide spot (5/8) (R)
12.00-1.55am 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)
6.55pm Come Dine with Me
Fitness fanatic Sabi Phagura
hosts the fourth dinner
party in Reading (R)
7.30 Come Dine with Me
Corset-maker Serine Daou
hosts the final night in
Reading, Berkshire (R)
8.00 The Secret Life of the Zoo
A babirusa is trying to give
birth, but is being disturbed
by a couple of mischievous
otters, while a young male
orang-utan struggles to
impress the females (R)
9.00 Father Ted Jack is put in a
local old priests’ home (R)
9.35 Father Ted The priests face
an untimely death (R)
10.05 Sarah Millican: Home Bird
Live Stand-up recorded
at Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre
& Opera House (R)
11.10-12.10am Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA
A struggling restaurant
on Long Island (R)
5.20pm 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, Kerry Washington
and Cliff Curtis
7.15 FILM Europa Report (12,
2013) An international crew
of astronauts searches for
life on Jupiter’s fourth
largest moon. Sci-fi thriller
starring Daniel Wu and
Sharlto Copley
9.00 FILM Dawn of the Planet of
the Apes (12, 2014) The
leader of a colony of
intelligent apes tries to
prevent his tribe going to
war against the human race.
Sci-fi sequel starring Andy
Serkis and Jason Clarke
11.45-1.45am FILM The Quiet Ones
(15, 2014) Horror starring
Jared Harris and Sam Claflin
7.00pm The Simpsons Lisa
babysits Bart (R)
7.30 The Simpsons Alcohol is
outlawed in Springfield (R)
8.00 A League of Their Own
Aaron Ramsey, Romesh
Ranganathan and Kate
Abdo join host James
Corden, captains Jamie
Redknapp and Andrew
Flintoff and regular Jack
Whitehall on the sportsbased comedy quiz (R)
9.00 Ross Kemp: Extreme World
New series. The actor
investigates racial tension
in Austin, Texas. See
Viewing Guide (1/6)
10.00 The Force: North East
New series. Officers race
to a stabbing outside a pub
in Newcastle (1/10)
11.00 Zoo Sci-fi thriller starring
James Wolk (1/13) (R)
12.00-1.00am A League of Their
Own: US Road Trip 2.0
Behind-the-scenes antics (R)
7.00pm Blue Bloods Erin faces off
in court against Jack, her
ex-husband, when he
represents someone she is
attempting to convict of
murder. Police drama (R)
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 (R)
9.00 Game of Thrones Arya
makes progress in her
training, Sansa confronts an
old friend, Cersei faces a
struggle and Jon embarks
on a journey (8/10) (R)
10.10 Game of Thrones
Daenerys hosts a muchanticipated celebration of
athleticism (9/10) (R)
11.10-12.25am Game of Thrones
Cersei finds herself seeking
forgiveness in King’s
Landing (10/10) (R)
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
5.00pm FILM St Trinian’s 2: The
Legend of Fritton’s Gold (PG,
2009) Comedy sequel with Rupert
Everett and Gemma Arterton
7.10 FILM Gravity (12, 2013)
Two astronauts work together to
survive when an accident leaves
them alone and floating in space.
Thriller starring Sandra Bullock and
George Clooney
9.00 Love Island Caroline Flack
hosts the reality show
10.00 Love Island: Aftersun
11.05-12.30am Family Guy
7.00pm Tour de France Highlights
Action from stage nine, shown
earlier from 10.30am
8.00 Road Racing Series
Action from the Oliver’s Mount
Road Race circuit
9.00 FILM Jaws (PG, 1975) A
seaside town’s police chief has to
deal with a giant killer shark
preying on tourists. Thriller with
Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss
11.40-1.45am FILM Renegades (18,
1989) Action adventure starring
Kiefer Sutherland
6.00pm FILM 101 Dalmatians (U,
1996) Live-action Disney remake
with Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil
8.00 The Crystal Maze: Celebrity
Special Joel Dommett, Jermaine
Jenas, Adil Ray, Tamara Wall and
Rylan Clark-Neal compete
9.00 FILM The Inbetweeners 2 (15,
2014) Comedy sequel starring
Simon Bird and James Buckley
11.00 The Inbetweeners
Will finds a girlfriend
11.35-12.05am The Inbetweeners
Jay’s dad gives the lads advice
7.00pm Blind Date Paul O’Grady
hosts the rebooted show
8.00 On Benefits: Costa del Dole A
50-year-old who cannot find work
after moving to Jaywick in Essex
9.00 On Benefits: Living the High
Life Update on earlier editions
10.00-12.25am FILM Mr & Mrs
Smith (15, 2005) Comedy
adventure with Brad Pitt and
Angelina Jolie as a bored married
couple, each secretly an assassin
hired by competing agencies to
kill each other.
7.00pm NCIS: New Orleans A
state-of-the-art guided missile is
stolen. Scott Bakula stars
8.00 NCIS: Los Angeles Four
seemingly unrelated people are
killed in an explosion at a diner
9.00 CSI: NY The team finds Mac
10.00 CSI: NY A woman is killed by
radiation at a rock concert
10.55 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit A student’s body is found
dumped in a red-light district
11.55-12.50am Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit
7.00pm Jonathan Creek When a
comedian is found dead locked
inside his own fallout shelter, all
clues point to suicide — but
Jonathan Creek thinks otherwise
8.00 The Doctor Blake Mysteries
Lucien investigates when a
champion rower drowns
9.00 Silent Witness Double bill.
Three people are shot dead at a
petrol station. Crime drama
11.20-12.40am Spooks The agents
help the French Intelligence
Service catch an arms expert
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 Sings Elvis Covers by the
likes of Cliff Richard and John Cale
8.00 Wonders of the Universe
How gravity influences the universe
9.00 Battle of Britain: The Real
Story The Battle of Britain from the
German point of view
10.00 Secrets of War The Battle of
Britain, focusing on the fighter
pilots. Charlton Heston narrates
11.00 The Sixties How TV captured
major moments in 1960s America
11.55-12.55am Wonders of the
Universe With Brian Cox
5.45pm FILM The Big Country (PG,
1958) A naive sea captain tries to
avoid taking sides in a raging
conflict between his future
father-in-law and a hillbilly family.
Western starring Gregory Peck,
Burl Ives and Jean Simmons
9.00 FILM Blade: Trinity (15, 2004)
Fantasy action thriller sequel
starring Wesley Snipes
11.05-12.45am FILM Setup (15,
2011) Crime thriller starring Bruce
Willis, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson,
Ryan Phillippe and Jenna Dewan
5.00pm Red Bull Soapbox Race
Coverage of the offbeat event
8.00 Traffic Cops Two men try to
flee across fields near Bedford
9.00 Have I Got a Bit More Old
News for You Alexander
Armstrong hosts, with Alex
Salmond and Sara Pascoe
10.00 Taskmaster The rivals meet
the Mayor of Chesham
11.00 Live at the Apollo With
Stephen K Amos, Jon Richardson
and Micky Flanagan
12.00-1.00am QI XL
6.35pm Moon Shots The story of
Nasa lunar missions told using
footage taken by astronauts
7.45 Last Days in Vietnam
Documentary about the final
weeks of the Vietnam War,
combining footage from Saigon in
April 1975 with recollections of
people who were there at the time
9.45 Massacre in Vietnam: My Lai
Barak Goodman investigates the
events in My Lai in March 1968
11.35-12.55am Korean War: Battle
of Chosin The 17-day campaign
6.00pm LSO Mendelssohn’s A
Midsummer Night’s Dream by the
London Symphony Orchestra and
the Monteverdi Choir, conducted
by John Eliot Gardiner
7.45 Carole King: Tapestry Live
from Hyde Park The singersongwriter live in London in 2016
9.00 Fleetwood Mac: Live in
Boston A 2004 concert
10.00 Fleetwood Mac: Live in
Boston Further concert footage
11.15-1.30am Legends of the
Canyon Documentary
7.00pm UK Border Force The team
raids a nail bar in Southampton
8.00 UK Border Force An
officer clashes with her boss
9.00 Limitless Brian joins an FBI
raid on a meth-lab, where it
becomes clear the authorities are
up against something far more
dangerous than a drugs ring
10.00 Limitless Senator Morra
demands he frame Rebecca in
return for his booster shot
11.00 Criminal Minds
12.00-1.00am Criminal Minds
W
Fox
Discovery
Nat Geographic
Comedy Central
Gold
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7.00pm NCIS
9.00 Shots Fired The citizens and
the police clash at Gate Station
10.00 Baskets Chip laments on the
moment Ronald Reagan gave up
his acting career for the Oval Office
10.30 Family Guy
11.00 American Dad!
12.00-12.30am Family Guy
7.00pm Alaska Mega Machines
8.00 Strip the Cosmos
9.00 The Last Alaskans
10.00 Secrets of the Underground
Rob Nelson investigates a
potentially disastrous fault-line
network in California
11.00 Devil’s Canyon
12.00-1.00am The Last Alaskans
7.00pm Oz Doomsday Flood:
Caught on Camera
8.00 Supercar Megabuild
9.00 Seconds from Disaster The
1999 Paddington train crash
10.00 Seconds from Disaster
11.00 Seconds from Disaster
12.00-1.00am Seconds from
Disaster The Concorde tragedy
7.00pm FILM Wimbledon (12,
2004) Romantic drama starring
Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany
9.00 Michael McIntyre’s
Showtime Stand-up comedy
10.00 FILM Sex Tape (15, 2014)
Comedy starring Cameron Diaz,
Jason Segel and Rob Corddry
12.00-12.30am Impractical Jokers
7.00pm Still Open All Hours
7.40 Still Open All Hours
8.20 Still Open All Hours
9.00 Still Open All Hours
9.40 Still Open All Hours
10.20 Still Open All Hours
11.00 Men Behaving Badly
11.40-12.20am Men Behaving
Badly Gary proposes to Dorothy
7.00pm One Born Every Minute
8.00 One Born Every Minute
9.00 One Born Every Minute
10.00 Educating Yorkshire
11.00 Criminal Minds: Beyond
Borders The team investigates the
death of an American in Tijuana
12.00-1.00am One Born Every
Minute Documentary
Sky Premiere
Sky Brits
Sky Family
Sky Action
Sky Select
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5.50pm Inferno (12, 2016)
Thriller starring Tom Hanks, Felicity
Jones and Irrfan Khan
8.00 The Girl with All the Gifts (15,
2016) A scientist and a teacher
living in a dystopian future embark
on a journey of survival with a
youngster. Horror thriller starring
Gemma Arterton and Glenn Close
10.00 Dog Eat Dog (18, 2016)
Thriller starring Nicolas Cage
11.45-1.45am The Purge: Election
Year (15, 2016) Action horror with
Frank Grillo and Elizabeth Mitchell
5.05pm The Great Escape (PG,
1963) Second World War drama,
with Steve McQueen, James
Coburn and Richard Attenborough
8.00 Braveheart (15, 1995)
Medieval Scottish hero William
Wallace fights to drive the English
from his country. Historical epic
directed by and starring Mel
Gibson. With Patrick McGoohan
and Sophie Marceau
11.00-12.50am Sunshine (15, 2007)
Sci-fi thriller with Cillian Murphy,
Chris Evans and Michelle Yeoh
6.15pm Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG,
2016) Animated comedy sequel
with the voice of Jack Black
8.00 Minions (U, 2015) Animated
comedy with the voices of Sandra
Bullock and Pierre Coffin
9.35 Night at the Museum: Battle
of the Smithsonian (PG, 2009)
Fantasy comedy sequel starring
Ben Stiller and Amy Adams
11.25-1.00am Homeward Bound II:
Lost in San Francisco (U, 1996)
Animal adventure sequel with the
voice of Michael J. Fox
5.40pm Star Wars: Episode VII:
The Force Awakens (12, 2015) A
scavenger and a deserter from an
evil regime are drawn into the
search for a missing war hero.
Sci-fi adventure sequel starring
Daisy Ridley and John Boyega
8.00 The Bourne Ultimatum
(12, 2007) Spy thriller sequel
starring Matt Damon, Joan Allen,
Julia Stiles and David Strathairn
10.00-12.20am The Matrix (15,
1999) Sci-fi thriller with Keanu
Reeves and Laurence Fishburne.
5.45pm Thelma & Louise (15, 1991)
Two women on a road trip kill a
would-be rapist in self-defence and
become fugitives. Drama starring
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis
8.00 Lost in Translation (15, 2003)
A washed-up actor visiting Japan
has his life turned around by a
younger woman. Sofia Coppola’s
comedy drama starring Bill
Murray and Scarlett Johansson
9.45-12.20am The Departed (18,
2006) Thriller with Leonardo
DiCaprio and Matt Damon
Rory Kennedy’s Last Days in
Vietnam examines the fall of
Saigon (PBS America, 7.45pm)
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Sports guide
Live Formula 1
Sky Sports 1/F1, 12.30pm
Radio 1
After their set-to in
Azerbaijan in the last race,
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian
Vettel, pictured, will need no
further encouragement at the
Red Bull Ring in Austria. The
two men sit top of the drivers’
championship and bottom of
each others’ Christmas card
list. If last year’s race is
anything to go by — Hamilton
pipped Nico Rosberg during a
dramatic final lap — this will
be a thriller in Spielberg. CB
FM: 96.7-99.8 MHz
6.00am Dev 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 Adele Roberts
Radio 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
Sky Sports 1
Sky Sports 4
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8.30am LIVE Chinese Super
League: Changchun Yatai FC
v Shanghai SIPG
10.35 Football Gold
11.00 Uefa European
Under-21s Championship
Football Germany v Spain
11.30 LIVE Formula 1
12.00 LIVE Formula 1
12.30pm LIVE Formula 1: The
Austrian Grand Prix (Starttime 1.00). Coverage of the
ninth round of the season
3.30 LIVE Formula 1
4.15 Sky Sports Cricket Gold
4.25 LIVE International T20
Cricket: West Indies v India
8.00 Spanish Football Gold
8.15 Fight Night
10.15 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
11.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
12.00-1.00am Premier
League 100 Club
Noon LIVE European Tour
Golf: The Irish Open Hosted
by the Rory Foundation
The final day of the event
5.30-11.00 LIVE PGA Tour
Golf: The Greenbrier Classic
Sky Sports 2
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Sky Sports F1
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8.05am-9.00 LIVE GP3
Racing Race two from
Spielberg, Austria
9.15 LIVE Formula 2
Championship Race two of
the Austrian Grand Prix
10.25-11.05 LIVE
Porsche Super Cup: The
Austrian Grand Prix
11.30 LIVE Formula 1
12.00 LIVE Formula 1
12.30pm LIVE Formula 1:
The Austrian Grand Prix
(Start-time 1.00)
3.30-4.15 LIVE Formula 1
BT Sport 1
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9.00am Cricket Writers on
TV The latest issues
10.00 LIVE Test Cricket:
England v South Africa The
fourth day’s play in the first
Test of the four-match series
6.30pm Test Cricket:
The Verdict
7.00 ICC Women’s World Cup
8.00 Test Cricket
9.00 Test Cricket: The Verdict
9.30 Cricket’s Greatest
10.00 ICC Women’s World
Cup England v Australia
11.00 Test Cricket
12.00-12.30am Test Cricket:
The Verdict
Sky Sports 3
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9.00am Time of Our Lives
10.00 LIVE ICC Women’s
World Cup: England v
Australia Coverage of the
latest group-stage match
6.00pm Sporting Records
7.30 British and Irish Lions
Tour Highlights
8.30 Sporting Rivalries
9.30 British and Irish Lions
Tour Highlights
10.30 Super League Gold
11.00 Sporting Heroes:
Suzanne Dando Interviews
Olga Korbut
12.00-1.00am Time of Our
Lives Documentary
Radio guide
7.30am LIVE AFL: West Coast
Eagles v Port Adelaide
10.30 BT Sport Reload
10.45 LIVE Hockey: New
Zealand v France
1.00pm LIVE Hockey: Spain v
Japan (Push-back 1.00)
3.00 LIVE Hockey: Belgium v
Egypt (Push-back 3.00)
5.00 LIVE Hockey: South
Africa v Ireland
7.00 TCR International
Series Highlights
7.30 ESPN Classic Boxing
8.00 LIVE Brasileirao:
Cruzeiro v Palmeiras
10.00-1.00am LIVE Verizon
IndyCar Series:
The Iowa Corn 300
BT Sport 3
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9.45am-3.00pm LIVE
FIM CEV Repsol
7.00-11.00 LIVE World Series
of Poker Day two of the World
Series of Poker Main Event
Eurosport 1
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10.30am LIVE Cycling: Tour
de France Stage nine
4.45pm-6.55 LIVE Uefa Euro
Under-19s Championship
Football: England v Germany
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 Ore Oduba 9.00 Clare
Teal 11.00 Don Black
12.00 Sounds of the 60s (r)
2.00am Radio 2 Playlists
Today’s picks
Sunday Feature:
Literary Pursuits
Radio 3, 6.45pm
A Quire of Paper
Radio 4, 4.30pm
You tend to think of EM Forster
as an authority on the middling
emotions — his characters are
often too complicated to do
something as simple as be
happy. Yet in his 1913 novel
Maurice, about a gay man,
he diverged from such
ho-hummery. “A happy ending was imperative,” Forster said. “I
shouldn’t have bothered to write otherwise.” Forster would give
his characters a liberty in literature they would be unlikely to
find in life, at a time when homosexual acts were a crime — and
a thing of shame. Forster’s friend Lytton Strachey was one of the
few to read a privately circulated copy of the book. “I really
think the whole conception of male copulation in the book
rather diseased,” he declared. Thankfully others were more
positive and Christopher Isherwood persuaded him to publish.
Wendy Moffat and Philip Gardner discuss here. Catherine Nixey
What would Jane Austen,
possessor of one of the
sharpest pens in English
literature, have thought of
Austenmania? She could
bring out the absurdity in a
conversation about sprigged
muslin; what would she make
of the hordes who dress up as
Mr Darcy and Elizabeth, say
things like “pray tell” and
crawl over her picturesque
old house in Chawton? A little
more Austenmania here:
Maura Dooley, poet-inresidence at the home,
weaves the sounds of the
house with poetry
inspired by it. CN
Radio 3
FM: 90.2-92.4 MHz
7.00am Breakfast
9.00 News
9.03 Sunday Morning
Music by Vaughan Williams
12.00 Private Passions
Pieces by Arvo Pärt, Hildegard
of Bingen and Alice Coltrane
1.00pm News
1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert Works by Hasse,
Falconieri, Storace, Corelli,
Scarlatti and Sammartini (r)
2.00 Live The Early Music
Show Lucie Skeaping
broadcasts from the National
Centre for Early Music
3.00 Choral Evensong From
Durham Cathedral (r)
4.00 The Choir
5.00 The Listening Service
5.30 Words and Music
6.45 Sunday Feature:
Literary Pursuits. See Choice
7.30 Radio 3 in Concert
Highlights from this year’s
Schwetzingen Festival
9.00 Drama on 3: Victim
The making of the film
10.30 Early Music Late
11.30 Elliott Carter
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 Bells on Sunday
5.45 Profile (r)
6.00 News Headlines
6.05 Something Understood
6.35 Living World (r)
7.00 News Headlines
7.00 Sunday Papers
7.10 Sunday
7.55 Radio 4 Appeal
8.00 News Headlines
8.00 Sunday Papers
8.10 Sunday Worship
8.48 A Point of View (r)
8.58 Tweet of the Day (r)
9.00 Broadcasting House
10.00 The Archers (r)
10.30-6.45 (LW) Live Test
Match Special: England v
South Africa The fourth day’s
play in the first Test at Lords
11.15 Desert Island Discs.
With Sue Perkins
12.01pm (LW) Shipping
Forecast
12.04 I’m Sorry I Haven’t a
Clue Panel show (r)
12.30 The Food Programme
12.57 Weather
1.00 The World This Weekend
1.30 Learning from Life and
Death With Matthew Syed
2.00 Gardeners’ Question
Time Horticulture tips (r)
2.45 The Listening Project
3.00 News Headlines
3.02 Drama: A Perfect Spy By
John Le Carré. MI6 continues
to pursue Magnus Pym (2/3)
4.00 News Headlines
4.02 Open Book Matt Haig
talks to Mariella Frostrup
about his new novel
4.30 A Quire of Paper: A Poem
to Jane Austen and Her House
Maura Dooley’s collection of
poems inspired by her
residency at the author’s
Hampshire home. See Choice
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
6.45 (LW) Pick of the Week
7.00 The Archers Justin
demonstrates his love
7.15 The Absolutely Radio
Show Comedy sketches
7.45 Hiding Out Drama (4/15)
8.00 Feedback (r)
8.30 Last Word (r)
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9.30 Analysis (r)
10.00 The Westminster Hour
11.00 Radiolab
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Map 12.00 5 Live Sport
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Pong Guy (r) 7.00 Eye of the
Storm (r) 7.30 Jane Garvey
and Peter Allen 10.00
Stephen Nolan 1.00am Up All
Night 4.30 Formula 1
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6.00am Fisherman’s Blues
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Tony Cascarino 11.00 Warm
Up 2.00pm Sunday
Scoreboard 6.00 The Press
Pass 8.00 Transfer Tavern
10.00 My Sporting Life
1.00am Extra Time
Radio 4 Extra
Digital only
8.00am Educating Archie
8.30 Whack-O! 9.00 Big Pig,
Little Pig Omnibus 10.10
Listening 10.15 Desert Island
Discs 11.00 Radiolab 12.00
Educating Archie 12.30pm
Whack-O! 1.00 Eugene
Onegin 2.15 Nightingale 2.30
Fahrenheit 451 Omnibus 3.45
Irish Icons 4.00 The Kane
Conspiracy 5.00 Poetry Extra
5.30 Tom Wrigglesworth’s
Hang-Ups 6.00 Listening to
the Dead 6.45 Algernon
Blackwood’s Ghost Stories
7.00 Radiolab 8.00 Big Pig,
Little Pig Omnibus 9.10
Listening 9.15 Desert Island
Discs 10.00 Comedy Club
10.30 Brig Society 10.55 The
Interview 11.00 Irish Micks
and Legends 11.15 Don’t Start
11.30 I Think I’ve Got a
Problem 12.00 Listening to
the Dead 12.45am Algernon
Blackwood’s Ghost Stories
BBC World Service
Digital only
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News 12.06pm World
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on the World Service
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Newsroom 11.20 Sports News
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1.00 News 1.06 Business 1.30
Outlook 2.00 News 2.06
Newsroom 2.30 Boston
Calling 3.00 News 3.06
HARDtalk 3.30 The
Conversation 4.00 News
4.06 The Forum 4.50 50
Things That Made the
Modern Economy
6 Music
Digital only
7.00am Gemma Cairney
10.00 Cerys Matthews
1.00pm Felix White 2.00 Guy
Garvey 4.00 Sunday Service
6.00 Now Playing @6Music
8.00 Stuart Maconie 10.00
Don Letts 12.00 Guy Garvey
2.00am The BBC Introducing
Mixtape 3.00 6 Music Live
Hour 4.00 England’s Still
Dreaming: 30 Years of Punk
Classic FM
FM: 100-102 MHz
7.00am Aled Jones 10.00 Bill
Turnbull 1.00pm Alexander
Armstrong 3.00 Charlotte
Green 5.00 The Classic FM
Chart 7.00 David Mellor 9.00
Everything You Ever Wanted
to Know About Classical
Music 10.00 Smooth Classics
1.00am Sam Pittis
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Monday 10 | Viewing guide
Critic’s choice Catching a Killer:
The Wind in the Willows Murder
Channel 4, 9pm
“It’s like an episode of Morse,
isn’t it? Antiques dealer in
Oxford, found murdered. It’s
just like fiction.” The brutal
murder of the 42-year-old
antiquarian book dealer and
historian Adrian Greenwood in
2016 was headline news.
Greenwood was a minor
media star thanks to his sale
of a rare piece by Banksy in
2011 and the killing had all the
hallmarks of a Colin Dexter
novel: besides the Oxford
setting and Greenwood’s
academic profession, there
was the mystery of the
assailant and a missing — very
rare — early edition of Wind in
the Willows. The case also had
red herrings, a missing murder
weapon and a highly unusual
suspect. However, where fact
and fiction diverge is in the
mundane and the nitty-gritty.
What makes Catching a Killer
so remarkable, besides the
intimate access from the
first minute of the
investigation, is that it shows
the slow, sometimes plodding
police procedures. Endless
meetings, painstaking
searches, coppers pulling late
shifts in a Premier Inn. This
was a case that foxed.
Greenwood was found in the
middle of the afternoon by his
cleaner, he had been stabbed
30 times in a frenzied attack
and no obvious motive was
apparent. When the pieces of
the puzzle begin falling into
place, the case becomes more
bewildering. While some
might find the whole project a
touch voyeuristic — this isn’t
fly-on-the-wall, this is a swarm
of flies, everywhere — the
intimate details that are
captured are impressive. We
see the killer arrested, we see
him bumbling into the police
station, and we hear, very
clearly, his affronted claims of
innocence. Chris Bennion
Further recommendations
Sheriff Jamey Noel continues to root out crime at Clark County
Jail in Indiana as 60 Days in Jail returns (Channel 4, 10.25pm)
Mini Monet
How to Retire at 40 Storyville
Convicted for Love
BBC One, 7.30pm
Channel 4, 8.30pm
BBC Four, 10pm
More4, 10pm
What were you doing aged 14?
Well, Kieron Williamson is
about to hold the tenth
exhibition of his artwork,
having first sold his landscape
paintings at the age of six. You
might have heard of the “Mini
Monet” before, but this film
looks at the family who have
supported him and asks a very
pertinent question: how will
Kieron fare now that he will,
soon, be treated as an adult
artist? The dedication shown
by his parents, who manage
the business side of Kieron’s
work, is remarkable, as is the
fact that they have managed to
raise a prodigy and very sweet,
humble young man. CB
Caution: this “how to” guide to
quitting the day job might
inspire rage. Partly because of
the smug young retirees
trotting out their advice, but
also because most of the tips
are nothing to do with
retirement. Anna Richardson
meets the “risk takers” who
have gone into business for
themselves (not retirement),
while Sophie Morgan finds out
how to get a decent mortgage
(also, not retirement). At least,
thank goodness, Rhik Samadder
winkles out the savings advice
that could truly work. The
secret? Save 75 per cent of
your wages a year — you can
retire in seven years. Easy. CB
Film-making sons turning the
camera on their fathers is a
trend at the moment. Recently
we had Philip Morris on his
drug addict father and David
Baddiel’s documentary on his
dad’s battle with dementia.
Now, from the documentarymaker Morgan Matthews,
comes this extremely powerful
and brutally honest account of
the last ten years of his father’s
life. Of course, had Matthews Sr
enjoyed a terrific final decade,
it wouldn’t have made much of
a film. It is an account of a lost,
eccentric man — the moments
when you remember the
camera is being held by the
son are heartbreaking. CB
In 1967 the Sexual Offences Act
was hailed as a great moment
for gay rights. This year the
“Alan Turing Law” was similarly
celebrated. Neither, as pointed
out in this documentary, are
what they seem. While the 1967
act decriminalised sex between
two men aged 21 or over in a
private place, gay men were
still criminalised by a system
set against them. Here, four
gay men who were victims
of legal and medical
discrimination post-1967 tell
their stories. As for the pardons
handed out by Turing’s Law —
15,000 were convicted under
homophobic laws; 113 have
been pardoned. CB
Catch
up
Hokusai: Old Man Crazy
to Paint
BBC iPlayer, to July 27
Katsushika Hokusai’s
Great Wave off
Kanagawa is one of the
most
recognisable
works of art
(so much so
that it has an
emoji), but
many would
struggle to
name another
work by the
Japanese
master, let alone recall
anything about him. However,
the artist is a subject worthy of
study. And this rewarding
biography crams in a plethora
of details about his life and art
(the story of how he won a
commission from a
shogun is
delightful), as well
as opinions from
Hokusai scholars
and admirers,
including David
Hockney and
Maggi
Hambling.
Hokusai’s
opinion? “I
have made art
all my life and I
still can’t paint a
cat.” Chris Bennion
Variations
● 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 Who Do You Think You Are? (r)
1.25-1.30 Weather for the Week Ahead
● BBC2 Scotland As BBC Two except:
11.15pm-1.20am FILM Foxcatcher (2014)
● Channel As ITV London except:
12.10am-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 10.45 Sharp
End 11.15-11.45 Amazing Animal Births
● 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.
Including profile of the Associates singer
Billy Mackenzie 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
● 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
Cythrel Canu (r) 1.30 Genod y Carnifal (r)
2.00 News S4C a’r Tywydd 2.05
Prynhawn Da 3.00 News S4C a’r Tywydd
3.05 Y Pla Gwyn (r) 4.00 Awr Fawr
5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 Gogs (r) 5.15 Ben
10 (r) 5.35 Pyramid (r) 6.00 News S4C a’r
Tywydd 6.05 Cwpwrdd Dillad (r)
6.30 Gwlad Moc (r) 7.00 Heno 8.00 Pobol
y Cwm 8.25 Garddio a Mwy. Meinir
Gwilym builds a garden bench out of
breeze blocks 9.00 News 9 a’r Tywydd
9.30 Ffermio. Country and farming
magazine programme, including features
on all aspects of agriculture and rural life
10.00 Seiclo: Felothon Cymru 2017.
Highlights of the Velothon Wales event in
Cardiff, which featured thousands of
riders taking part in a mass-ride,
alongside a UCI-sanctioned elite race
10.30-11.35 Taith y Llewod 2017. New
Zealand v British & Irish Lions. Action
from the third Test in the three-match
series, which took place at Eden Park in
Auckland, New Zealand (r)
(AD) Audio description (HD) High Definition
(r) repeat (SL) In-vision signing
Films of the day
Payroll (PG, 1961)
Talking Pictures, 10pm
Sidney Hayers directs this underrated British neo-noir crime
thriller, a classic “heist-goes-wrong” flick that must have been on
Quentin Tarantino’s VHS player during his days as a video store
clerk. It follows a gang of crooks plotting to steal the wages of a
local factory. Their carefully orchestrated plan goes awry when
the factory uses an armoured car to carry the cash and the driver
of the van is killed during the robbery. The police know who’s
responsible, but they lack proof. Instead it is the van driver’s wife
(a dominant Billie Whitelaw) who goes after the suspects, using
psychological torture to break them down. (94min) Joe Clay
First Men in the Moon
(U, 1964)
Film4, 2.25pm
Think Neil Armstrong was the first
man on the moon? Think again.
A group of UN astronauts in 1964
discover a note claiming the
moon for Queen Victoria in this
science-fiction film based on HG
Wells’s 1901 novel. From there the
film is told in flashback as an elderly Arnold Bedford (Edward Judd,
pictured) reveals how, in 1899, he met an eccentric inventor,
Professor Cavor (Lionel Jeffries), who had discovered a substance
that defies gravity. Ultimately they end up flying to the Moon,
where they encounter a race of giant insectoids. It’s a terribly
British take on the sci-fi B-movie, but its ropiness makes it all the
more endearing. (103min) Chris Bennion
Summer in February (15, 2013)
Film4, 1.45am
Dan Stevens plays Gilbert Evans, a handsome young huntin’,
shootin’, fishin’ military man trapped in an artistic and suitably
agonising love triangle. The film is based on a true story and set
among the bohemian artists of Lamorna in pre-First World War
Cornwall, where Alfred “AJ” Munnings held court. Munnings is
played in a dastardly manner by Dominic Cooper, and he and
Gilbert vie for the attentions of an artistic English rose, Florence
Carter-Wood (Emily Browning). Grand passions and poisonings
occur. The film is easy on the eye: retro interiors and frocks that
might have been sponsored by Cath Kidston, and galloping horses
across the beaches of Cornwall. (100min) Kate Muir
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Homes Under the Hammer. From
Cumbria, Cornwall and south-west
London (r) 11.00 Neighbourhood
Blues. Cameras follow police in
Weston-super-Mare (r) 11.45 Rip Off
Britain: Holidays. The problem of
pickpockets in Barcelona (r) 12.15pm
Bargain Hunt. From the Royal
Highland Centre in Edinburgh
1.00 BBC News at One; Weather
1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather
1.45 Live Wimbledon 2017. Sue Barker
introduces further coverage of day
seven at SW19, where the men’s
and ladies’ fourth-round singles
matches are scheduled to continue
6.00 BBC News at Six; Weather
6.30 BBC Regional News; Weather
6.15am The TV That Made Me. With
Ann Widdecombe (r) 6.45 Flog It!
Trade Secrets. Advice on damaged
articles (r) 7.15 Bargain Hunt. Eric
Knowles is joined in York by experts
Nick Hall and Jonathan Pratt (r) 8.00
Sign Zone: Antiques Roadshow.
Unscreened items from recent shows
(r) (SL) 9.00 Victoria Derbyshire. Daily
news and current-affairs programme
11.00 Daily Politics. Parliamentary
report 11.30 Live Wimbledon 2017.
Sue Barker introduces the opening
coverage of day seven at the All
England Club, where the men’s and
ladies’ fourth-round singles matches
are due to get under way, while there
is also a look back at some of the
greatest moments, on what is the
90th anniversary of the BBC’s first
radio coverage of the Grand Slam
6.00am Good Morning Britain. Shaun
Ryder chats about the new Black
Grape album Pop Voodoo and Happy
Mondays’ greatest hits tour in
November and December 8.30
Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show
10.30 This Morning 12.30pm Loose
Women. Topical studio discussion
1.30 ITV News; Weather 1.55 Regional
News; Weather 2.00 Judge Rinder.
Real-life cases in a studio courtroom
(r) 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 4.00 Tipping Point. Game show
hosted by Ben Shephard (r) 5.00 The
Chase. Quiz show hosted by Bradley
Walsh (r) 6.00 Regional News;
Weather 6.30 ITV News; Weather
6.00am Countdown (r) 6.45 Will &
Grace (r) 7.10 Will & Grace (r) 7.35
Everybody Loves Raymond (r) 8.00
Everybody Loves Raymond (r) 8.35
Frasier (r) 9.05 Frasier (r) 9.35 Frasier
(r) 10.05 Undercover Boss USA (r)
11.00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun
(r) 12.00 Channel 4 News Summary
12.05pm Couples Come Dine with Me
(r) 1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers (r) 2.10
Countdown 3.00 A Place in the Sun:
Winter Sun (r) 4.00 Best of Both
Worlds 5.00 Four in a Bed. The
competition kicks off at the Five Bells
near Dover (r) 5.30 Come Dine with
Me. The first of a week of dinner
parties in Belfast (r) 6.00 The
Simpsons. Homer accidentally
declares himself bankrupt (r) 6.30
Hollyoaks. Granny Campbell wants
Courtney to come back to Scotland
6.00am Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright
Stuff 11.15 House Doctor (r) 12.10pm
5 News Lunchtime 12.15 Big Brother
(r) 1.10 Access. Showbiz news and
gossip 1.15 Home and Away 1.45
Neighbours 2.15 NCIS. Ducky makes
a discovery during an autopsy on a
woman who was beaten to death,
prompting the agents to search for a
missing infant (r) 3.15 FILM Truth and
Lies (12, TVM, 2015) Two teenagers
team together to investigate the
source of anonymous messages that
threaten to expose their secrets.
Thriller starring Dina Meyer and
Emily Tennant 5.00 5 News at 5
5.30 Neighbours. Onya acquires a
guardian angel (r) 6.00 Home and
Away. Zac fails to show up for
a meeting with the divorce
lawyers (r) 6.30 5 News Tonight
Supermarket Secrets (9pm)
Ripper Street continues (9.30pm)
Breeding season for barn owls (8pm)
How to Retire at 40 (8.30pm)
Eamonn & Ruth: Silver Service (9pm)
7.00 The One Show Hosted by
Matt Baker and Alex Jones
7.00 Emmerdale Laurel grows more
determined to uncover the
truth, and gossip spreads
7.00 Channel 4 News Including
sport and weather
7.30 Mini Monet Millionaire Martin
Shaw narrates a profile of the
teenage painter Kieron
Williamson. See Viewing Guide
7.30 Coronation Street Erica books
a hotel room for her and Kevin,
and Bethany is shocked when
Sarah arrives home with Neil
7.00 Cricket on 5 England v South
Africa. Highlights of the fifth
and final day’s play in the First
Test of the four-match series,
which took place at Lord’s;
followed by 5 News Update
8.00 EastEnders A concerned Karen
pushes Bernadette to reveal
the father’s name
8.00 Amazing Animal Births Lucy
Cooke learns about the barn
owl’s breeding habits (5/6)
8.00 Secrets of Britain’s New
Homes: Channel 4 Dispatches
The lack of affordable homes
8.30 Coronation Street Dev is gutted
when Erica spoils his plans for
an afternoon of pampering
8.30 How to Retire at 40 People who
have found ingenious ways to
retire early. See Viewing Guide
8.00 All New Traffic Cops Police find
weapons after stopping and
searching a car they suspect
may be carrying drugs, while
North Yorkshire’s road crime
team arrests a teenager for
dealing marijuana; followed
by 5 News Update
9.00 Fearless The US air force lets
Emma meet in secret with
Logan, who tells her he was in a
relationship with Linda before
her death, while Matthew Wild
rallies support as he prepares
for the leadership election (5/6)
9.00 Catching a Killer: The Wind
in the Willows Murder The
investigation into the killing of
antiquarian book dealer Adrian
Greenwood, who was stabbed
more than 30 times in his home
in a frenzied and brutal attack.
See Viewing Guide
8.30 Britain’s Food & Farming:
The Brexit Effect: Panorama
Tom Heap reports on the
impact of leaving the EU
9.00 Supermarket Shopping Secrets
Gregg Wallace and Babita
Sharma look at the retailers’
attempts to outdo one another
in terms of convenience —
one of the fastest-growing
battlegrounds (3/3)
10.00 BBC News at Ten
10.30 BBC Regional News; Weather
8.30 Today at Wimbledon Clare
Balding introduces highlights of
the seventh day’s play at the
famous grass courts, where
the men’ss and ladies’ fourthround singles matches
were due to take place
9.30 Ripper Street Thatcher finds
Robin and puts the boy into the
care of Reid, Jackson and Long
Susan, who manage to uncover
information that they hope may
lead them to Nathaniel (4/6)
10.30 Newsnight Analysis of the day’s
events presented by Evan Davis
10.45 Peter Kay’s Comedy Shuffle An
ambitious nationwide challenge
for Comic Relief (3/6) (r)
11.15 Have I Got a Bit More Old News
for You Nick Clegg hosts an
extended edition of the satirical
quiz, with team captains Ian
Hislop and Paul Merton joined
by Kevin Bridges and Roisin
Conaty (9/9) (r)
11.15 Theresa v Boris: How May
Became PM Docudrama
telling the story of the
Conservative Party’s 2016
leadership campaign (r)
12.00 Who Do You Think You Are?
Charles Dance looks into his mother’s
past, and is also determined to find
out about his father, who died when
he was four — a search that takes him
around the world (r) 1.00am Weather
for the Week Ahead 1.05 BBC News
12.30am Sign Zone: Countryfile. Ellie
Harrison meets a family making
cordials and presses using their own
elderflowers (r) (SL) 1.30-2.25
Supermarket Shopping Secrets.
Behind the scenes with Britain’s
biggest food retailers (r) (SL)
10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather
10.30 Regional News; Weather
10.45 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 (3/5) (r)
10.25 60 Days in Jail New series.
Eight more volunteers go
undercover as inmates in an
Indiana jail, to help Sheriff
Jamey Noel understand more
about how contraband gets
into the facility (1/12)
11.45 The Kyle Files Jeremy Kyle
investigates the dangers of a
night out in Britain (3/6) (r)
11.20 Bodyshockers: Nips, Tucks and
Tattoos Katie Piper meets
people who love their body
work and those who loathe it,
including a woman who
regrets a piercing (8/8) (r)
12.10am Jackpot247. Viewers get
the chance to participate in live
interactive gaming from the comfort
of their sofas 3.00 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (r) (SL) 3.55 ITV Nightscreen.
Text-based information service
5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show (r) (SL)
12.20am Supervet (r) 1.15 The Secret
Life of the Zoo (r) 2.10 Supershoppers
(r) 2.40 Tried and Tasted (r) 3.05
Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime
(r) 4.00 Fill Your House for Free (r)
4.10 Selling Houses 5.05 Location,
Location, Location (r) (SL)
9.00 Eamonn & Ruth: Silver Service
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth
Langsford delve into the world
of the landed gentry, trying
their hands at clay-pigeon
shooting with shotguns
worth £100,000 each (2/5)
10.00 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
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
celebrity guests’ thoughts on
the latest developments
12.05am Countdown to Murder.
The killing of Thomas Cressman (r)
1.00 SuperCasino 3.10 The Great
British Benefits Handout (r) 4.00
Now That’s Funny! (r) (SL) 4.45 House
Doctor (r) (SL) 5.10 Great Artists
(r) (SL) 5.35 Wildlife SOS (r) (SL)
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Along Came Polly
Monday 10 | Primetime digital guide
Ben Stiller and Jennifer
Aniston star in the 2004
romantic comedy
5STAR, 8pm
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BBC Four
ITV3
More4
Film4
Sky1
Sky Atlantic
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SKY 108
7.00pm 100 Days+
7.30 Great British Railway
Journeys Michael Portillo
travels from Oakham in
Rutland to Cambridge.
Last in the series (R)
8.00 Colour: The Spectrum of
Science Dr Helen Czerski
explores the colours of life
and the true masters of
colour, travelling to the
mountains of Tennessee to
witness the colourful mating
display of fireflies (2/3) (R)
9.00 Science and Islam A look at
the work of astronomer
and mathematician
Al-Biruni (2/3) (R)
10.00 This Was My Dad: The Rise
and Fall of Geoffrey
Matthews — Storyville
Morgan Matthews charts
ten years in the life of his
father. See Viewing Guide
11.25-12.25am Ocean Giants
Exploring the lives of whales
and dolphins (1/3) (R)
7.00pm Murder, She Wrote The
heads of a private college
invite Jessica to lecture to
their pupils, and it is not
long before the sleuth has a
murder to investigate (R)
8.00 Agatha Christie’s Marple
The sleuth uncovers new
evidence that could avert
a miscarriage of justice
after a millionaire’s wife is
found dead (3/4) (R)
10.00 Law & Order: UK A bloodspattered hotel room and a
stolen credit card lead
detectives Ronnie and Joe
to a privileged woman
whose newborn baby has
gone missing (6/8) (R)
11.00-12.20am The Street
A demolition 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 (3/6) (R)
6.55pm The Supervet A Bengal
cat’s tiny bones are
painstakingly reset after a
road accident, and risky
surgery is performed on a
badly injured whippet (R)
7.55 Grand Designs Kevin
McCloud follows Robert and
Milla Gaukroger as they set
out to add three extensions
to a property overlooking
Lake Windermere in
the Lake District (R)
9.00 Secrets of the Terracotta
Warriors: Secret History
Revealing the recent
discoveries about China’s
Terracotta Army sculptures,
unearthed in 1974 (R)
10.00 Convicted for Love The
stories of four gay men
who fell foul of Britain’s
homosexuality laws.
See Viewing Guide
11.05-12.10am 24 Hours in A&E
Patients include a man hit
by a delivery motorbike (R)
6.30pm FILM A League of Their
Own (PG, 1992) An alcoholic
former professional player
reluctantly agrees to coach
an all-female baseball team
during the Second World
War. Comedy drama with
Geena Davis, Tom Hanks,
Lori Petty and Madonna
9.00 FILM X-Men: First Class (12,
2011) The first generation of
the superhero team is
brought together in the
1960s to avert a nuclear war.
Superhero adventure
prequel starring James
McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence
and Michael Fassbender
11.35-1.45am FILM
Nymphomaniac: Volume I
(18, 2013) A woman shares
the story of her long sexual
history with a man who
saves her life. Part one of a
two-part drama starring
Charlotte Gainsbourg
and Stellan Skarsgård
7.00pm The Simpsons Bart
acquires a credit card (R)
7.30 The Simpsons Lisa helps
build a recycling centre (R)
8.00 The Simpsons Homer takes
the family to Boston (R)
8.30 The Simpsons The death of
a friend prompts four locals
to address their regrets (R)
9.00 A League of Their Own: US
Road Trip 2.0 Another
selection of out-takes,
pranks and behind-thescenes antics (6/7)
10.00 A League of Their Own
Sports-based quiz with Tony
Adams, David Baddiel and
Aisling Bea (5/10) (R)
11.00 Karl Pilkington: The
Moaning of Life Karl finds
out why people want to
have children (3/5) (R)
12.00-1.00am A League of Their
Own: US Road Trip 2.0
Another selection of
out-takes and behind-thescenes antics (6/7) (R)
7.00pm CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation Catherine and
Grissom investigate the
death of a casino worker
and the case of a tourist
who has been badly beaten,
and soon realise both
attacks are linked (R)
8.00 Blue Bloods Danny and
Baez team up with two
visiting operatives to search
for a dangerous Russian
fugitive who entered the US
on a diplomatic visa (R)
9.00 Game of Thrones: The Story
So Far A chance to catch
up with events from the
first six series of the
fantasy drama featuring
interviews with the cast
10.30-12.30am 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 (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 Comedy clips
7.30 You’ve Been Framed! Gold
8.00 Two and a Half Men Judith’s
marriage plans are threatened
8.30 Two and a Half Men Charlie is
attracted to estate agent Lydia
9.00 Love Island Relationshipbased reality show
10.05 Family Guy
10.30 Family Guy
11.00 American Dad!
11.30 American Dad!
11.55-12.45am CelebAbility
7.00pm Tour de France Highlights
The latest news from the Tour
8.00 Better Late Than Never
The stars visit Kyoto (2/4)
9.00 Car Crash Britain: Caught on
Camera A man is nearly taken
out by an unsecured load
10.00 FILM Crank (18, 2006)
An assassin is poisoned and resorts
to desperate measures to keep
himself alive long enough to exact
revenge. Action thriller starring
Jason Statham and Amy Smart
11.50-12.55am Motorsport UK
7.00pm Hollyoaks Darren and
Nancy go to visit Kyle
7.30 FILM Star Trek (12, 2009)
The first mission of the starship
Enterprise leads the crew into a
battle with a vengeful Romulan
commander from the future. Sci-fi
adventure starring Chris Pine,
Zachary Quinto and Eric Bana
10.00 Vlogglebox Young people
review popular viral content
11.05-12.10am Naked Attraction
Dating show hosted by
Anna Richardson
6.30pm Home and Away Leah
says a tearful goodbye to Hunter
7.05 Dance Moms
8.00 FILM Along Came Polly (12,
2004) An obsessive man’s orderly
routine is thrown into disarray
when an old friend walks back into
his life. Romantic comedy starring
Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston
9.50-12.10am FILM Life As We
Know It (12, 2010) Two rivals are
named guardians of their dead
friends’ daughter. Comedy with
Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel
7.00pm NCIS A coastguard officer
is found dead on board a ship
8.00 NCIS A Navy lieutenant dies
of overhydration. Ducky introduces
Gibbs to his new girlfriend
9.00 NCIS: Los Angeles A political
campaign worker is murdered
10.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit A woman kills 10
people in a hit-and-run incident
11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit Benson tries to help a woman
who was beaten and raped
12.00-1.00am NCIS
6.40pm Last of the Summer Wine
Foggy organises a weekend away
7.20 Keeping Up Appearances
Hyacinth tries to buy a country
retreat — but her plans go awry
8.00 New Tricks A DNA sample
from a rebellious teenager
provides a link to a killer
9.00 Death in Paradise A murder
uncovers a case of moneylaundering and secret identity
10.00 Jonathan Creek A police
officer becomes a murder suspect
11.20-12.40am 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
SKY 107, VIRGIN 112
7.00pm Coast The team examines
stories connected to explorers
8.00 Royal Murder Mysteries The
life of Prince Albert Victor (6/6)
9.00 The Two Ronnies Vintage
comedy with the duo
9.50 The Best of Tommy Cooper
Comedy highlights (5/11)
10.20 Goodnight Sweetheart
Yvonne has an bad experience
11.00 Coast The team examines
stories connected to explorers
12.00-1.00am World War II:
The Price of Empire
7.00pm Police Interceptors Paul
Jackson tries to stop a van driver
8.00 Rage & Robbers: Caught on
Camera With Nick Wallis
9.00 Sinkholes: Buried Alive
The underlying forces behind
these natural disasters
10.00 Car Crash TV Events caught
by dashboard-mounted cameras
11.00 The X-Files Mulder is
kidnapped by a man whose
wife’s head exploded
12.00-1.00am Can’t Pay? We’ll
Take It Away Documentary.
7.00pm Sin City Motors Reality
television show following the
exploits of a car fabricator
8.00 Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is
Goodish The comedian explores
the perils of stock photography
9.00 Live at the Apollo With
Stephen K Amos, Jon Richardson
and Micky Flanagan
10.00 Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit With
Liza Tarbuck and Jamali Maddix
11.00 Go 8 Bit: DLC With
James and Oliver Phelps
11.30-12.10am Mock the Week
6.55pm The Secret World of Gold
The secrecy surrounding the
precious metal of gold
7.50 Life’s Rocky Start A theory
that rocks played a crucial role
in the emergence of life
9.10 Enemy of the Reich
Docudrama about SOE
agent Noor Inayat Khan
10.15 Einsatzgruppen: Nazi Death
Squads New series. Documentary
profiling the infamous Nazi
paramilitary units (1/4)
11.35-12.50am Life’s Rocky Start
7.00pm André Rieu & Friends:
Live in Maastricht VII The 2013
instalment of the violinist’s concert
series in his hometown
10.00 Master of Photography
The contestants return to their
respective home towns with the
aim of providing a photographic
depiction of their roots and
their inner selves (7/8)
11.00-1.00am Frankie Vaughan:
The Heart of a Man A tribute to the
singer. With contributions by Val
Doonican and Rick Wakeman
7.00pm Sun, Sea and A&E British
tourists hospitalised abroad (8/8)
8.00 Elementary Seven leading
names in the IT world are poisoned
9.00 Criminal Minds Reid is
incarcerated in Mexico with little
memory of how he got there
10.00 Criminal Minds The agents
investigate a series of suspicious
car crashes. Reid gets bad news
11.00 Criminal Minds The team is
called to Seattle when a number of
married couples are found dead
12.00-1.00am Bones
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
8.00 NCIS
9.00 Family Guy
9.30 Family Guy
10.00 American Dad!
10.30 American Dad!
11.00 Family Guy
11.30 Family Guy
12.00-12.30am American Dad!
7.00pm Fast N’ Loud: Hot Wheels,
Big Deals A life-size Hot Wheels car
9.00 Junkyard Empire Andy
Cohen gets his hands on a Chevy
Blazer and a Porsche Cayman
10.00 Supercar Superbuild The
ultra-aerodynamic Pagani Huayra
11.00 Bitchin’ Rides
12.00-1.00am Junkyard Empire
7.00pm Air Crash Investigation
8.00 Primal Survivor Behind
the scenes on the show
9.00 Banged Up Abroad A group
of backpackers in Colombia
10.00 Drugs Inc Drug cartels
11.00 Air Crash Investigation
12.00-12.30am Science of Stupid
A disastrous tablecloth pull
7.00pm Friends
7.30 Friends
8.00 Friends
8.30 Friends
9.00 Impractical Jokers
10.00 Bad Robots
10.30 Impractical Jokers
11.00 Teachers Last in the series
11.30-12.30am Impractical Jokers
7.00pm The Vicar of Dibley
7.40 As Time Goes By
8.20 Fawlty Towers
9.00 The Office David Brent has a
hard time raising staff morale
9.40 Gavin & Stacey
10.20 Live at the Apollo
11.20 Peep Show
12.00-12.45am The Young Ones
7.00pm One Born Every Minute
8.00 MasterChef USA Ingredients
chosen by the contestant’s families
9.00 Louis Theroux: The City
Addicted to Crystal Meth
10.00 The Catherine Tate Show
10.40 EastEnders
11.20-12.15am One
Born Every Minute
Sky Premiere
Sky Tom Hanks
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 Girl with All the Gifts
(15, 2016) Horror thriller
starring Gemma Arterton
8.00 Inferno (12, 2016) Professor
Robert Langdon tries to stop a
lethal virus from killing millions.
Thriller starring Tom Hanks
10.10 Frankie & Alice (15, 2010)
A woman with multiple personality
disorder tries to uncover what
caused her condition. Fact-based
drama starring Halle Berry
12.00-1.45am Dog Eat Dog (18,
2016) Thriller starring Nicolas Cage
5.30pm The Da Vinci Code (12,
2006) An academic falsely
accused of murder uncovers a
conspiracy. Thriller based on Dan
Brown’s novel starring Tom Hanks
8.00 Apollo 13 (PG, 1995)
Fact-based drama about the efforts
to return the crew of the Apollo 13
lunar mission safely to Earth. Stars
Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon
10.25-12.15am Bachelor Party (18,
1984) A bus driver’s forthcoming
wedding is jeopardised. Comedy
starring Tom Hanks
6.15pm Strange Magic (U, 2015)
Animated fantasy musical with the
voice of Evan Rachel Wood
8.00 Matilda (PG, 1996)
A youngster uses her special
powers to turn the tables on a
nasty headmistress. Fantasy
comedy starring Mara Wilson
9.40 The Great Gilly Hopkins
(PG, 2016) Coming-of-age drama
starring Kathy Bates
11.20-1.05am The Cat from Outer
Space (PG, 1978) Disney sci-fi
comedy starring Roddy McDowall
5.25pm American Ultra (15, 2015)
Comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg
7.10 xXx2: The Next Level (12,
2005) A government spymaster
recruits an imprisoned soldier.
Action sequel with Ice Cube
9.00 Independence Day:
Resurgence (12, 2016) Two
decades after the first attack, a
second alien invasion begins. Sci-fi
adventure starring Jeff Goldblum
11.00-1.20am The Matrix Reloaded
(15, 2003) Sci-fi sequel with Keanu
Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss
6.05pm Garden State (15, 2004)
A depressed actor meets a woman
who reawakens his enthusiasm for
life. Romantic drama starring
Zach Braff and Natalie Portman
8.00 Joy (12, 2015) A single mother
struggling to cope with her chaotic
family seeks her fortune by
inventing a household tool.
Fact-based drama with Jennifer
Lawrence and Robert De Niro
10.10-12.10am White Men Can’t
Jump (15, 1992) Basketball comedy
starring Woody Harrelson
Game of Thrones: The Story So
Far looks back at the first six
seasons (Sky Atlantic, 9pm)
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Monday 10
Sports guide
Live Test Cricket
Sky Sports 2, 10.30am
Radio 1
The speed with which modern
cricket is played means that
Test matches rarely make it
into the fifth and final day.
However, England and South
Africa bat deep and aren’t
averse to some gradual run
accumulation, so there may
be something to play for
at Lord’s today. Dean Elgar,
pictured, is captaining the
Proteas with Faf Du Plessis
still in South Africa after
the birth of his child. JC
Sky Sports 1
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9.00am Premier League
100 Club Andy Cole
9.30 Premier League 100
Club Matt Le Tissier
10.00 Premier League Years
12.00 Football’s Greatest
Teams Double bill
1.00pm Great Sporting
Moments Four shows
2.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
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 Gary Neville
6.30 Football’s Greatest
Teams Archive action
7.00 LIVE Horse Racing
Coverage from Ripon,
Windsor and Roscommon
9.00 Fight Night
11.00 Anthony Joshua v
Wladimir Klitschko:
The Knockouts
11.30 Haye v Bellew:
The Knockouts
12.00-1.00am Premier
League 100 Club
Sky Sports 2
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9.00am Test Cricket
10.00 Test Cricket:
The Verdict
10.30 LIVE Test Cricket:
England v South Africa The
fifth and final day’s play in
the first Test of the series
6.30pm Test Cricket:
The Verdict
7.00 ICC Women’s World Cup
8.00 Test Cricket
9.00 Test Cricket: The Verdict
9.30 Cricket’s Greatest
10.30 Sky Sports Cricket Gold
11.00 Test Cricket
12.00-12.30am Test Cricket:
The Verdict
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: America’s Game
2.00 Sporting Records
3.00 Great Sporting
Moments
Radio guide
FM: 96.7-99.8 MHz
6.33am Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 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 Specialist
Chart with Monki 10.02 Huw
Stephens 1.00am Friction
4.00 Adele Roberts
Radio 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
4.00 Darts Gold
4.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
5.00 Sporting Heroes:
Gary Newbon Interviews
Rebecca Adlington
6.00 Sporting Greats
7.00 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
8.00 NFL: America’s Game
10.00 Super League Fulltime
10.30 Legends of Darts
11.00 Darts Gold
11.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
12.00-1.00am Time of Our
Lives Documentary
Sky Sports 5
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1.00am-4.15 LIVE WWE Late
Night Raw Wrestling
coverage from the States
BT Sport 1
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9.45am Hockey
10.45 LIVE Hockey: Argentina
v Chile (Push-back 11.00)
1.00pm LIVE Hockey:
Germany v Ireland (Pushback 1.00). The Pool A match
in the Women’s Hockey World
League semi-finals
3.00 LIVE Hockey: England v
Poland (Push-back 3.00).
Coverage of the Pool A match
in the Women’s Hockey World
League semi-finals
5.00 LIVE Hockey: USA v
India (Push-back 5.00)
7.00 Spirit of Yachting
7.30 LIVE Speedway:
Wolverhampton Wolves v
Rye House Rockets
9.30 Sport in Focus
10.00 Hockey
11.00 Hockey
12.00-1.00am Hockey
Eurosport 1
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 Paul Jones 8.00 Jo
Whiley 10.00 Bruno Tonioli at
the Opera. New series. See
Choice 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
Radio 3
FM: 90.2-92.4 MHz
6.30am Breakfast
9.00 Essential Classics
12.00 Composer of the
Week: Messiaen
1.00pm News
1.02 Live Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert The bass-baritone
Hanno Müller-Brachmann
sings pieces by Mahler,
accompanied by the pianist
Hendrik Heilmann
2.00 Afternoon on 3
Performances by the BBC
Symphony Orchestra and
Chorus, including highlights of
last month’s concert at the
Kissinger Sommer Festival
4.30 In Tune
6.30 Composer of the Week:
Messiaen (r)
7.30 Radio 3 in Concert
Performances from the
Harrogate Music Festival, with
the Van Kuijk Quartet and
Annelien Van Wauwe
10.00 Music Matters (r)
10.45 The Essay: The Love
That Wrote Its Name
11.00 Jazz Now
12.30am Through the Night
Radio 4
FM: 92.4-94.6 MHz
LW: 198 kHz MW: 720 kHz
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10.00am World Superbikes
11.00 Tennis: Wimbledon
12.30pm Triathlon
1.30 Athletics:
Diamond League
3.30 Olympics: London 2012
Hall of Fame
4.30 Cycling: Tour de France
6.00 World Superbikes
7.00 Motorcycling: Oliver’s
Mount Races
8.00 Cycling: Tour de France
8.30 Snooker World Cup
10.00 Tennis: Wimbledon
11.30 Cycling: Tour de France
12.00-12.30am The
Voxwomen Cycling Show
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 Bringing Up Britain
9.45 (LW) Daily Service
9.45 Book of the Week:
RisingTideFallingStar
By Philip Hoare (1/5)
10.00 (LW) Woman’s Hour
10.00 Woman’s Hour At 10.45
Drama: Tales of the City — The
Days of Anna Madrigal (6/10)
10.30-6.45 (LW) Live Test
Match Special: England v
South Africa The fifth day’s
play in the first Test at Lords
Today’s picks
A Split in the Sisterhood
Radio 4, 8pm
Bruno Tonioli at the Opera
Radio 2, 10pm
“I’m a unity feminist,” says the
comedian Kate Smurthwaite.
“As far as I know I’m still the
only one.” It’s a very amusing
quotation and one that, alas,
pretty much sums up the
fractures splitting the feminist
movement. In this fascinating
— but dispiriting — programme
the excellent Anita Anand investigates them. One of the
most serious is the schism that is caused by those feminists,
such as Mona Eltahawy, pictured, who say that white middleclass women are appropriating the movement. Anand and
Eltahawy have spoken before, in a panel talk in Lahore,
during which Eltahawy told young women to take off the veil
and the hijab. Anand asked her what her response would be
if a white woman had said this. “White women,” replied
Eltahawy, “should just shut the f*** up.” Welcome to the
sisterhood, people. Catherine Nixey
Italian children — according
to Bruno Tonioli — are taught
how to sing Va Pensiero from
Verdi’s Nabucco, and La
Donna è Mobile from his
Rigoletto, before they even
learn nursery rhymes. It’s a
charming image, the idea
that tubby young Italian
toddlers muse on the
fickleness of women before
they learn to sing songs on,
say, counting. Bruno comes
from Ferrara, a town that has
the population of Watford
but that has its own opera
house. In this, the first in a
four-part series, he discusses
his passion for opera. CN
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
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: The Crossing By
Tara Hegarty. A man arrives at
the Wards’ farm on the Irish
border and promises them a
solution to all their problems
3.00 Counterpoint
3.30 The Food Programme (r)
4.00 Quirke’s Cast and Crew
With Antonia Quirke (4/4)
4.30 The Infinite Monkey
Cage Comedy
5.00 PM
5.54 (LW) Shipping Forecast
5.57 Weather
6.00 News Headlines
6.30 I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue
6.45 (LW) I’m Sorry I Haven’t
a Clue Comedy
7.00 The Archers Jolene
shares her worries
7.15 Front Row
7.45 Tales of the City: The
Days of Anna Madrigal (r)
8.00 A Split in the Sisterhood.
See Choice
8.30 Analysis
9.00 Natural Histories (r)
9.30 Bringing Up Britain (r)
10.00 The World Tonight
10.45 Book at Bedtime:
Dangerous Visions:
Fahrenheit 451 By Ray
Bradbury (6/10)
11.00 Remembering
Ronnie Corbett (r)
11.30 Today in Parliament
12.00 News Headlines
12.30am Book of the Week (r)
12.48 Shipping Forecast
1.00 As BBC World Service
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
7.00pm 5 Live Sport 7.30 5
Live Sport: The Tuffers and
Vaughan Cricket Show 9.00
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 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 The Burkiss Way
8.30 Dad’s Army 9.00 The
Write Stuff 9.30 North East of
Eden 10.00 The Waves 11.00
Short Works: The World of
Somerset Maugham 11.15
Eight Hundred and Thirty
Seven Point Nine 12.00 The
Burkiss Way 12.30pm Dad’s
Army 1.00 Dissolution 1.15
Wide Sargasso Sea 1.30 Peter
Bogdanovich’s Saturday
Morning Pictures 2.00
Summer Lies 2.15 Plants:
From Roots to Riches 2.30
The Dogs and the Wolves
2.45 Burying the Typewriter
3.00 The Waves 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 Paradise Lost in
Cyberspace 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 Peter
Bogdanovich’s Saturday
Morning Pictures 9.00 Short
Works: The World of
Somerset Maugham 9.15
Eight Hundred and Thirty
Seven Point Nine 10.00
Comedy Club: I’m Sorry I
Haven’t a Clue 10.30
The Consultants
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
Digital only
7.00am Shaun Keaveny
10.00 Lauren Laverne
1.00pm Mark Radcliffe and
Stuart Maconie 4.00 Steve
Lamacq 7.00 Vic Galloway
9.00 Gideon Coe 12.00 6
Music Recommends with
Lauren Laverne 1.00am
Anarchy in the UK
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. Pieces by
Bach, Hummel, Telemann
and Sibelius 10.00 Smooth
Classics 1.00am Sam Pittis
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Tuesday 11 | Viewing guide
Critic’s choice In the Dark
BBC One, 9pm
MyAnna Buring (the winner of
this year’s coveted Nicola
Walker Award for Suddenly
Being in Everything) stars as a
detective who goes back to
her murky roots in this new
four-part crime drama from
the writer Danny Brocklehurst
(Ordinary Lies). Based on the
work of the novelist Mark
Billingham, In the Dark can be
described as “Broadchurch
does the Peak District”. Small
town, outsider cop, dodgy
yokels, shifty taxi driver,
quasi-malevolent countryside
— it has got the lot. Buring’s
DI Helen Weeks, pictured, is a
tough Manchester-based cop,
who knows dodgy suspects by
their first name and preaches
firm compassion over the
jackboot. Her gimmick is that
she is pregnant, which makes
a change from substance
abuse and outright sociopathy.
Sadly for her, morning
sickness is accompanied by a
personally damaging case
when two teenage girls go
missing in her hated home
town — the fictional Polesford,
in a freakishly rainy
Derbyshire. Luring her back is
the fact that the chief suspect
is the husband of her
childhood best friend, Linda
(Emma Fryer). While the two
have drifted apart, they
remain bonded by some
unpleasant incident in their
childhood, which will slowly
emerge. As with ITV’s Fearless,
this opening episode should
have come with a primer, such
is the welter of plot and
characters (Broadchurch has
many imitators, but few have
matched the first series’s
clarity of purpose). Ashley
Walters is given a lot of heavy
lifting as a vile local detective,
while Matt King (best known
as Peep Show’s resident
drug-blasted dropout, Super
Hans) makes a cameo as a
dapper forensics expert.
Let’s hope the muddy waters
around Polesford clear up in
episode two. Chris Bennion
Further recommendations
Barnaby and Jones investigate the murder of a nun in a repeat
of a classic 2011 episode of Midsomer Murders (ITV, 8pm)
Hospital
Find Me a Home
BBC Two, 9pm
Channel 4, 9pm
The peerless documentary
series closes with a look at
Imperial Trust’s cardiology and
neurosurgery centres, and
shines a light on yet another
problem for the NHS — how to
exist at the cutting edge of
technology while stripping
millions from the budgets? As
one specialist puts it: “There is
no more meat on the bone.”
Thankfully for Ben and
Rosa, two extraordinarily
good-natured patients in their
twenties, suffering from a brain
tumour and a heart infection
respectively, there is still a
wealth of expertise. “It’s a pain
in the arse,” says Ben, as he
prepares for his operation. CB
Phil Spencer is more used to
finding homes for people with
nice fat budgets, as he says in
this one-off special. Here, to
highlight the plight of the 150
households made homeless in
the UK every day, the Location
Location Location presenter
must find a permanent home
for a hard-working young
family in London, and a single
mother, who is the full-time
carer for her son, in Kent.
“I am overwhelmed by the
hopelessness,” Spencer says as
he begins to understand the
Gordian knot that is social
housing. An eye-opener.
More4, at 10pm, asks Would
You Take In a Stranger? CB
Catch
up
Tokyo Girls: Storyville
BBC iPlayer,
to July 27
This remarkable
edition of Storyville
explores a distinctly
21st-century side to
Japan. Tokyo Girls
explores the
phenomenon of
“idols”, teenage girl
pop stars, such Rio
Hiiragi, pictured,
who have legions
of adoring,
obsessive male
fans. These fans
are the true subject of
Kyoko Miyake’s excellent
documentary. “I have
never seen anything like
this before. This is not a
fad,” says one middleaged fan, “it’s a
religion.”
The levels of
devotion, preparation
and sacrifice — by
seemingly humdrum
chaps, many of them
suited, bespectacled
and shy — verge on
outright worship. What
it says about attitudes
to male and female
sexuality in
modern-day Japan
is enormously
troubling.
Chris Bennion
The British Garden Grandad,
BBC Four, 9pm
Dementia and Me
Films of the day
Now here’s a lovely programme.
Chris Packham, with a team
from London’s Natural History
Museum, takes the BBC’s
natural history approach to
the Great British back garden.
No racing snakes or snow
leopards here — this is all about
snails, worms, foxes and frogs.
Spending a year examining five
back gardens — in Welwyn
Garden City — Packham delves
beneath the manicured lawns
and flowerbeds to reveal a
world teeming with life,
turning our mundane gardens
into something that wouldn’t
be out of place with an
Attenborough voiceover.
Children will love it. CB
Film4, 2.30pm
BBC One, 10.45pm
Once, families would fear a
writer in their midst. Now, it is
the film-maker. However, as with
yesterday’s That Was My Dad,
the man behind the camera,
Dominic Sivyer, has nothing
but love for his subject. Sivyer’s
grandfather Tom was diagnosed
with dementia in 2015 and his
grandson has been filming him
ever since, charting Tom’s
journey from sweet-natured old
man to cantankerous tyrant.
Sivyer blends in footage of Tom
that he himself filmed as a child,
and the film is a poignant
reminder of what many families
go through each year. CB
Variations
● BBC One Wales As BBC One except:
10.40pm Wish You Were Here? Week in
Week Out 11.10 Grandad, Dementia & Me
12.10am Mini Monet Millionaire (r)
12.40-12.45 Weather for the Week Ahead
● BBC Two Wales As BBC Two except:
11.15pm First Minister’s Questions
12.05am Brexit Means Brexit: The
Unofficial Version (r) 1.05-1.15 Coast (r)
● BBC1 N Ireland As BBC One except:
10.40pm Real Lives Reunited (r) 11.10
Grandad, Dementia & Me. Documentary
12.10am Mini Monet Millionaire (r)
12.40-6.00 BBC News
● BBC1 Scotland As BBC One except:
8.00pm-9.00 River City 10.45 Holby City
11.45 Grandad, Dementia & Me 12.45am
Mini Monet Millionaire (r) 1.15 Weather for
the Week Ahead 1.20-6.00 BBC News
● Channel As ITV London except:
12.20am-3.00 ITV Nightscreen
● ITV Wales As ITV London except:
10.40pm Wales on TV 11.10-11.40 The
Secret World of Posh Pets
● 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: 12.20am
Teleshopping 1.20-3.00 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 4.35 Cyw (r) 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil
5.05 Y Gemau Gwyllt (r) 5.30 Tag 6.00
News S4C a’r Tywydd 6.05 04 Wal:
Gwestai’r Byd (r) 6.30 Cythrel Canu (r)
7.00 Heno 7.30 Rownd a Rownd. Michelle
is determined to try to save Mr Lloyd
from Megan’s clutches 8.00 Pobol y
Cwm. Sioned goes for her first scan and
Linda comes to a difficult decision 8.25
Blwyddyn y Bugail: Ioan Doyle. Ioan faces
a new challenge when he joins S4C’s
team of presenters at the 2014 Royal
Welsh Show, and Helen undertakes
holiday work at Zipworld in Bethesda (r)
9.00 News 9 a’r Tywydd 9.30 Y Ditectif.
Mali Harries investigates the international
manhunt for a mysterious American
10.00 Seiclo: Le Tour de France. Action
from stage 10 of the most prestigious
race on the calendar 10.30-11.35
Mynyddoedd Y Byd (r)
(AD) Audio description (HD) High Definition
(r) repeat (SL) In-vision signing
Beau Geste (PG, 1939)
An almost scene-by-scene remake of the 1926 silent movie of the
same name, Beau Geste is from that period of Hollywood when
men were men, women were women, and Arabs were bloodthirsty
marauding hordes. William Wellman’s Saharan adventure might
not have aged well, but it is a superb slice of war melodrama, with
a terrifically vile performance from Brian Donlevy as the cruel
Sergeant Markoff. He is the leader of a band of French Foreign
Legionnaires, whose ranks at a Saharan desert fort have been
swelled by the arrival of the Geste brothers from England (Gary
Cooper, Robert Preston and Ray Milland). (112min) Chris Bennion
X-Men: Days of Future Past
(12, 2014)
Film4, 9pm
The X-Men have always aspired to
something different from your
standard superhero bully-boy
fantasy. Mostly uninterested in
masterminds and petty vengeance,
they squabble among themselves,
interrogate each other’s motives
and agonise over the existential lot of the outsider. The seventh
instalment is littered with dramatic intensity, and its cast, including
Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult,
pictured, would not be out of place in a weightier film. Of course
the plot is nuts: the X-Men of the near future, led by Patrick Stewart
and Ian McKellen, sending Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine back to 1973
in the hope of averting a global cataclysm. (132min) Kevin Maher
Powder Room (15, 2013)
Film4, 2am
Raunchy, dirty and funny, Powder Room is a feminist version of
The Inbetweeners Movie — but with more insight. The comedy
taps into that great well of unreported conversations that occur in
moments of desperation or intoxication in the ladies’ loo. The ups
and downs of an evening in the life of twentysomething Sam
(Sheridan Smith) take on colourful proportions, helped by great
cinematography from John Lee. Amid the dancing, drinking and
throbbing neon, carapaces collapse, bonks are had in the bushes
and “just going to powder my nose” takes on other connotations.
Everyone has a secret or a deep insecurity, played out like a
French farce in and out of the cubicle doors. (86min) Kate Muir
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6.00am Breakfast 9.15 Right on the
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12.15pm Bargain Hunt (r) 1.00 BBC
News at One; Weather 1.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather 1.45
Live Wimbledon 2017. Sue Barker
introduces further coverage of day
eight at the All England Club, where
the ladies’ quarter-final singles
matches are due to take place. Two of
last year’s matches featured seeded
players going up against one another
on Centre Court for a place in the
last-four, and the opening encounter
saw Germany’s Angelique Kerber
record a 7-5, 7-6 victory over
Romania’s Simona Halep 6.00 BBC
News at Six; Weather 6.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather
6.00am The TV That Made Me (r)
6.25 Right on the Money (r) 7.15 The
Super League Show 8.00 Sign Zone:
DIY SOS — The Big Build (r) (SL) 9.00
Victoria Derbyshire. Daily news and
current-affairs programme offering
discussion of breaking stories 11.00
BBC Newsroom Live 11.30 Daily
Politics 12.30pm Live Wimbledon
2017. Sue Barker introduces the
opening coverage of day eight at
SW19, where the ladies’ quarter-final
singles matches are due to take place.
Two of the last-eight matches at
last year’s tournament involved
unseeded players, and it was Elena
Vesnina of Russia who made
headlines on the day by recording
a 6-2, 6-2 victory over 19th seed
Dominika Cibulková, in what was her
first quarter-final at a Grand Slam
6.00am Good Morning Britain 8.30
Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show
10.30 This Morning 12.30pm Loose
Women. With guest Martin Roberts
1.30 ITV News; Weather 1.55 Regional
News; Weather 2.00 Judge Rinder.
Real-life cases in a studio courtroom
(r) 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 4.00 Tipping Point. Ben
Shephard hosts the arcade-themed
quiz show in which contestants drop
tokens down a choice of four chutes
in the hope of winning a £10,000
jackpot (r) 5.00 The Chase. Quiz
show hosted by Bradley Walsh (r)
6.00 Regional News; Weather
6.30 ITV News; Weather
6.00am Countdown (r) 6.45 Will &
Grace (r) 7.10 Will & Grace (r) 7.35
Everybody Loves Raymond (r) 8.00
Everybody Loves Raymond (r) 8.35
Frasier (r) 9.05 Frasier (r) 9.35 Frasier
(r) 10.05 Undercover Boss USA (r)
11.00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun
(r) 12.00 Channel 4 News Summary
12.05pm Couples Come Dine with Me
(r) 1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers (r) 2.10
Countdown 3.00 A Place in the Sun:
Winter Sun (r) 4.00 Best of Both
Worlds. Lucy Alexander helps couples
in Surrey and Tamworth 5.00 Four in
a Bed. The other hosts check in to the
Thomas Paine Hotel in Thetford (r)
5.30 Come Dine with Me. An
executive hopes fusion food will
charm her guests in Belfast (r) 6.00
The Simpsons (r) 6.30 Hollyoaks.
Darren and Nancy go to visit Kyle
6.00am Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright
Stuff 11.15 House Doctor (r) 12.10pm 5
News Lunchtime 12.15 Big Brother (r)
1.10 Access. Showbiz news and gossip
1.15 Home and Away 1.45 Neighbours
2.15 NCIS. Gibbs’ ex-wife Stephanie is a
witness in a murder case (r) 3.15 FILM
Abducting Zoe (12, TVM, 2014) A
detective tries to help a sixteen-yearold searching for her kidnapped baby.
Crime drama starring Sammi
Hanratty, Alexandra Holden and
Andrea Bowen 5.00 5 News at 5 5.30
Neighbours. Paul swears to keep
Terese’s secret regarding her
condition (r) 6.00 Home and Away.
Leah says a tearful goodbye to
Hunter before Olivia takes him to the
airport, and Scarlett bonds with Alf
over a mutual enthusiasm for fishing
(r) 6.30 5 News Tonight
Tom and Dominic Sivyer (10.45pm)
Neurosurgeon Kevin O’Neill (9pm)
Tensions rise in Emmerdale (7pm)
Wined and dined? First Dates (10pm)
Alan Davies and friend (8pm)
7.00 Emmerdale Robert goes to
extreme lengths to prove that
he is not only interested in
money, but Aaron has other
things to worry about when
a familiar face makes an
unexpected appearance
7.00 Channel 4 News Including
sport and weather
7.00 Britain’s Greatest Bridges An
insight into the history, design
and building process of the
Britannia Bridge, across the
Menai Strait between the island
of Anglesey and the mainland
of Wales (4/6) (r); followed by
5 News Update
8.00 Midsomer Murders Barnaby
and Jones investigate the
cloistered world of Midsomer
Priory when a nun is found
strangled. The detectives
uncover a complex mystery
involving holy orders, teenage
romantic liaisons, African art
and missing antique silver as
the community is forced to
open its doors to 21st-century
policing. Cliff Parisi guest stars
alongside Neil Dudgeon and
Jason Hughes (r)
8.00 Tried and Tasted: The Ultimate
Shopping List Taste-testing
steak and ale pie
8.00 The Dog Rescuers with
Alan Davies The RSPCA are
called to the aid of an elderly
crossbreed, and in Lancashire,
a struggling couple must
improve their living conditions
or face losing their Bichon
Frise; 5 News Update
9.00 Phil Spencer: Find Me a Home
Phil tries to help two families
who have been made homeless,
but is shocked by the terrible
housing conditions so many
people are forced to endure.
See Viewing Guide
9.00 The Hotel Inspector Alex
Polizzi heads to Colliters Brook
Farm near Bristol, to try to
make sense of owner Richard’s
struggling business and help
make his dream a reality (3/10)
10.00 ITV News at Ten; followed by
Regional News and Weather
10.00 First Dates Nahida from
Liverpool is searching for a
man who shares her passion
for food, and her date is with
fellow Liverpudlian Thomas,
who describes himself as a
loveable bear
10.00 Big Brother Marcus Bentley
narrates this daily round-up of
highlights, featuring the latest
tasks, games, arguments,
laughs, diary room visits and
bedroom chit-chat
11.05 24 Hours in A&E A 58-year-old
woman is brought into the
hospital after being run over
by a lorry, suffering severe
blood loss, and a 65-year-old
man is treated after falling
from a loft ladder (r)
11.05 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side
Rylan Clark-Neal has the latest
developments and invites his
studio audience and guests to
discuss how the Big Brother
housemates are getting on
12.05am Music on 4 12.35 The World’s
Weirdest Weather (r) (SL) 1.30
Gogglesprogs (r) 2.25 FILM Weekend
(18, 2011) Romantic drama with Tom
Cullen and Chris New (SL) 4.10 Selling
Houses with Amanda Lamb 5.05
Location, Location, Location (r) (SL)
12.05am Little Divas: Tantrums &
Tiaras (r) 1.00 SuperCasino. Live
interactive gaming 3.10 Eamonn &
Ruth: Silver Service (r) 4.00 Now
That’s Funny! (r) (SL) 4.45 House
Doctor (r) (SL) 5.10 Great Artists (r)
(SL) 5.35 Wildlife SOS (r) (SL)
7.00 The One Show Live chat
and topical reports
7.30 EastEnders Lauren struggles to
tell Steven it is over between
them, while Abi sees an
opportunity to push them apart
8.00 Holby City Jac and Fran get
the shock of their lives when
someone from their past turns
up at the hospital, while Raf
realises that he likes Essie a bit
more than he thought
8.00 Today at Wimbledon Clare
Balding introduces highlights
of the eighth day’s play on the
famous grass courts, where
the ladies’ quarter-final singles
matches were due to take place
9.00 In the Dark New series.
A detective returns to her
home town when two girls are
abducted and the man arrested
is the husband of her childhood
best friend. Crime drama
starring MyAnna Buring.
See Viewing Guide (1/4)
9.00 Hospital How Imperial College
Healthcare NHS Trust is pushing
the boundaries of what is
possible technologically, at a
time when savings need to be
made across the board.
See Viewing Guide (4/4)
10.00 BBC News at Ten
10.00 Detectorists The club is visited
by the mayor. Previously
shown on BBC Four (2/6)
10.30 BBC Regional News
10.30 Newsnight Analysis of the day’s
events with Mark Urban
10.45 Grandad, Dementia & Me
Documentary following Tom
Sivyer and his family after he
is diagnosed with vascular
dementia in 2014, filmed by
his grandson Dominic.
See Viewing Guide
11.45 Mini Monet Millionaire Martin
Shaw narrates a profile of
14-year-old painter Kieron
Williamson, who held his first
exhibition at the age of six and
is already worth £2,000,000 (r)
12.15am Weather for the Week Ahead
12.20 BBC News
10.40Davina McCall: Life at the
Extreme Davina travels to the
Azores in the mid-A
Atlantic to
investigate how animals cope
with atmospheric pressure
changes underwater (2/4) (r)
11.15 Brexit Means Brexit: The
Unofficial Version The
award-winning director Patrick
Forbes goes beyond the
headlines to film the battle to
govern Britain after last year’s
Referendum (r)
11.40 Play to the Whistle Sportsbased panel show hosted by
Holly Willoughby (1/8) (r)
12.15am Sign Zone: The Life Swap
Adventure. A Tennessee cowboy and
a Welsh office worker trade places (r)
(SL) 1.15-2.15 Me and My Dog: The
Ultimate Contest. Dog owners and
their pets compete in physical and
mental challenges (r) (SL)
12.20am Jackpot247. Viewers get
the chance to participate in live
interactive gaming 3.00 Loose
Women. More interviews and topical
debate from a female perspective (r)
3.45 ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The Jeremy
Kyle Show. Talk show (r) (SL)
8.30 Supershoppers The team
investigates big-brand baby
foods and finds some
unexpected ingredients
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Sherlock Holmes
Tuesday 11 | Primetime digital guide
Richard Roxburgh takes the
role of the famous sleuth,
with Ian Hart as Dr Watson
Drama, 8pm
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+ News and
analysis from Washington
DC and London
7.30 Handmade: By Royal
Appointment Handcrafted
objects made under the
royal warrant (1/4) (R)
8.00 Britain Beneath Your Feet
Documentary about the
fascinating world down
below (2/2) (R)
9.00 The British Garden:
Life and Death on Your
Lawn Chris Packham and a
group of experts spend 12
months scrutinising the
wildlife in eight gardens.
See Viewing Guide
10.30 Deep, Down and Dirty:
The Science of Soil
Chris Beardshaw reveals
soil as it has never been
seen before (R)
11.30-12.30am The Brits Who
Built the Modern World
A look at the architecture
of the 1980s (2/3) (R)
7.00pm Murder, She Wrote While
Jessica is enjoying her stay
at a fishing lodge in Ireland,
she finds out the owner is
being harassed by a
consortium wanting to buy
his land for a strip mine (R)
8.00 The Booze Cruise III The
gang returns for a third
adventure, this time tagging
along on a trip to scatter
Grace’s mother’s ashes on
the Yorkshire Moors (R)
10.00 Law & Order: UK When a
series of shootings claims
one of their own, Ronnie
and Joe must solve the
case before the killer
reaches the next target —
on a hit list that includes
Henry Sharpe (7/8) (R)
11.00-1.10am Inspector Morse The
members of an old boys’
cricket team gather for their
annual match, unaware that
death is waiting at the
crease (3/4) (R)
6.55pm The Supervet A puppy
requires a skin graft after
being hit by a car, and a
Great Dane is diagnosed
with a tumour in its leg (R)
7.55 Grand Designs Kevin
McCloud follows interior
designer Kathryn Tyler as
she tries to fulfil her dream
of creating a Scandinavianstyle eco house in her
mother’s back garden in
Cornwall (R)
9.00 The Yorkshire Dales and
the Lakes Craft mason and
mountain rescuer Pete Roe
is called out to try and find a
puppy that has fallen down
a 50-foot sinkhole
10.00 Would You Take in a
Stranger? Following three
young people in need of
somewhere to stay.
See Viewing Guide
11.05-12.05am Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA A failing
restaurant in California (R)
6.55pm FILM Baggage Claim
(12, 2013) An air hostess
uses her job to identify
potential candidates in a bid
to get a fiancé before her
sister’s wedding. Romantic
comedy starring Paula
Patton and Taye Diggs
9.00 FILM X-Men: Days of Future
Past (12, 2014) Wolverine is
sent back in time to change
history and prevent a war
that has devastated the
world. Superhero adventure
sequel starring Hugh
Jackman and Jennifer
Lawrence. See Film Choice
11.35-2.00am FILM
Nymphomaniac: Volume II
(18, 2013) A woman
continues the tale of her
sexual experiences and the
disturbing events of her
recent life. Concluding
part of the drama with
Charlotte Gainsbourg
and Stellan Skarsgård
7.00pm The Simpsons Homer
makes a bitter enemy (R)
7.30 The Simpsons Homer takes
the family to New York (R)
8.00 A League of Their Own
Ashley Cole, Noel Fielding
and Aisling Bea join host
James Corden, captains
Jamie Redknapp and
Andrew Flintoff and regular
panellist Jack Whitehall on
the comedy quiz (2/10) (R)
9.00 Karl Pilkington: The
Moaning of Life Karl
Pilkington considers
professional success in
Japan, South Africa
and the US (4/5) (R)
10.00 Game of Thrones: The Story
So Far A chance to catch up
with events from the first six
series of the drama (R)
11.30 Football’s Funniest
Moments Comical football
incidents (R)
12.00-1.00am The Force:
Manchester (R)
7.00pm CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation A woman
is found crucified in a
church and inquiries
suggest she was sleeping
with the parish priest (R)
8.00 Blue Bloods Danny
becomes the target of a
drug cartel after he
intercepts a cash shipment,
and Mayor Poole confides
in Frank that he plans
to retire (R)
9.00 Twin Peaks: The Return
Twenty-five years after the
investigation into Laura
Palmer’s murder, the
mystery returns (9/18)
10.10 The Leftovers Kevin Sr
wanders the Australian
Outback in an effort
to save the world (3/8)
11.25-12.55am Game of Thrones:
The Story So Far A chance
to catch up with events from
the first six series of the
fantasy drama (R)
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 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 Alan tries
to cure his insomnia
9.00 Love Island The relationshipbased reality show continues
10.05 Family Guy
10.30 Family Guy
10.55 Family Guy
11.25 Family Guy
11.55-12.25am American Dad!
7.00pm Tour de France Highlights
Action from stage 10, shown live
earlier from midday
8.00 Monster Carp
9.00 Benidorm The Garveys’
holiday starts to go wrong at
Alicante Airport
10.05 FILM Awake (15, 2007) A
tycoon undergoes an out-of-body
experience during surgery and
discovers someone is planning to
murder him. Thriller starring
Hayden Christensen
11.55-12.55am Lethal Weapon
7.00pm Hollyoaks Tom and Alfie
cover for Darren
7.30 The Goldbergs
8.00 The Big Bang Theory
8.30 The Big Bang Theory
9.00 Rude Tube Featuring a parrot
that thinks it is the pop star Sia
10.00 8 Out of 10 Cats With guests
Ant Middleton, Katherine Ryan,
Kerry Howard and Ola
10.50 The Big Bang Theory
11.20 The Big Bang Theory
Leonard argues with Penny
11.50-12.50am Gogglebox
7.00pm Dance Moms The girls
take centre stage with new
performances
8.00 Finding Carter Max decides
to leave the Wilsons’ (4/12)
9.00 On Benefits & Proud People
living on benefits and not currently
seeking employment
10.00 Wentworth Prison Channing
threatens to close down the
garden project (8/13)
11.00 South Park
11.30 South Park
12.00-12.30am South Park
7.00pm NCIS A Homeland Security
employee goes missing
8.00 NCIS Part one of two.
A military aircraft carrying dead
Marines crashes
9.00 NCIS Tony heads to Tel Aviv
in search of Ziva
10.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit The team searches
for a missing teenager
11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit A lawyer is charged with rape
12.00-1.00am Law & Order: Los
Angeles A stylist is murdered
6.40pm Last of the Summer Wine
7.20 Keeping Up Appearances
8.00 FILM The Hound of the
Baskervilles (15, 2002) Holmes
and Watson investigate tales of a
mysterious hound terrorising a
family on Dartmoor. Mystery
starring Richard Roxburgh, Ian
Hart and Richard E. Grant
10.00 Jonathan Creek A priceless
figurine may be cursed
11.20-12.40am Jonathan Creek
Creekminvestigates a mysterious
attack on a West End actress
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 Nick Crane visits
Nova Scotia in Canada to learn
about early British settlers
8.00 Ronnie Kray and the Pervert
Peer Ronnie Kray’s alleged
relationship with a Tory peer
9.00 The Two Ronnies Comedy
with Messrs Barker and Corbett
9.50 The Best of Tommy Cooper
The funnyman plays tennis
10.20 Goodnight Sweetheart
11.00 Coast Documentary
12.00-1.00am World War II:
The Price of Empire (12/13)
7.00pm Police Interceptors:
Out of Control Ortis Deley rides
along on two night shifts
8.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away
The agents chase up a deposit
owed by a landlord to his tenant
9.00 World’s Deadliest Weather:
Caught on Camera
10.00 Wynonna Earp
Waverly and Wynonna air their
sisterly grievances
11.00-1.00am FILM Shadow Man
(15, 2006) Action thriller starring
Steven Seagal and Eva Pope
7.00pm Sin City Motors Reality
television show following the car
fabricator Steve Darnell
8.00 QI XL With Phill Jupitus, Josh
Widdecombe and Sara Pascoe
9.00 Taskmaster Greg Davies sets
tasks for a group of comedians,
including Katherine Ryan, from pet
rescue to pineapple concealment,
ultimately deciding who wins
10.00 Room 101
10.40 Room 101
11.20 Mock the Week
12.00-1.00am Taskmaster
6.35pm Kingdom of David: The
Saga of the Israelites The
influence of the Israelites and the
Jewish faith on human history (1/4)
7.50 Deadliest Volcanoes
9.00 Napoleon The rise of the
French emperor
10.15 Einsatzgruppen: Nazi Death
Squads Documentary profiling the
infamous Einsatzgruppen Nazi
paramilitary units
11.30-12.50am Deadliest
Volcanoes The science of
predicting volcanic eruptions
7.00pm The Summer of Love The
story of the cultural, social, and
political changes of 1967
8.00 The Art Show Will Best and
Kate Bryan head to Istanbul
9.00 BST Hyde Park Concerts
2016 Featuring performances
by Take That, Carole King and
Stevie Wonder
11.00 Fleetwood Mac: Live in
Boston A 2004 concert
performance from the band
12.00-1.15am Fleetwood Mac: Live
in Boston More greatest hits
7.00pm Sun, Sea and A&E A
terrorist attack leaves British
tourists in hospital in Majorca
8.00 Elementary A base jumper is
targeted by two different killers
9.00 Chicago Fire New series.
Severide and Stella are on the
lookout for her unstable
ex-boyfriend. American drama
10.00 Criminal Minds
A series of acid attacks draws
the BAU to Philadelphia
11.00 Criminal Minds
12.00-1.00am Bones
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 Naval crime drama
8.00 NCIS Naval crime drama
9.00 American Dad!
9.30 American Dad! Steve adopts
the persona of a superhero
10.00 Shots Fired
11.00 Family Guy
11.30 Family Guy
12.00-12.30am American Dad!
7.00pm How It’s Made
7.30 Mosquito A controversial
method of dealing with the pests
9.00 Gold Divers A profile of Brad,
Kris and Andy Kelly
10.00 Devil’s Canyon Gold
continues to prove elusive for Ben
11.00 The Last Alaskans
12.00-1.00am Gold Divers
7.00pm Air Crash Investigation
A Canadian flight that crashed
moments after take-off in 1989
8.00 War Heroes of the Skies The
story of the pilot Francis Gabreski
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
7.30 Friends
8.00 Most Ridiculous: Pranks and
Stunts Outrageous online videos
8.30 Most Ridiculous: Sports
9.00 FILM Year One (12, 2009)
Prehistoric comedy with Jack Black
11.00 Impractical Jokers
12.00-12.30am The Daily Show
7.00pm The Vicar of Dibley
7.40 Fawlty Towers
8.20 Red Dwarf
9.00 Blackadder the Third
9.40 Gavin & Stacey The couple
have their first lovers’ tiff
10.20 Live at the Apollo
11.20 Peep Show
12.00-12.45am The Young Ones
7.00pm One Born Every Minute
8.00 MasterChef USA
9.00 Criminal Minds: Beyond
Borders An American man is found
beaten to death in Athens
10.00 The Catherine Tate Show
10.40 EastEnders
11.20-12.20am One Born Every
Minute Documentary
Sky Premiere
Sky Tom Hanks
Sky Family
Sky Action
Sky Select
SKY 301, VIRGIN 431, BT 501
SKY 304, VIRGIN 434, BT 508
SKY 306, VIRGIN 436, BT 505
SKY 307, VIRGIN 437, BT 502
SKY 312, VIRGIN 442, BT 510
6.10pm I’ll See You in My Dreams
(12, 2015) A retired widow decides
to try and make more of her life,
forming new friendships and going
in search of romance. Comedy
drama starring Blythe Danner
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
10.10-12.10am The Girl with All the
Gifts (15, 2016) Horror thriller
starring Gemma Arterton
5.35pm Angels & Demons (12,
2009) Robert Langdon (Tom
Hanks) is called in by the Vatican to
search for kidnapped men in line to
become Pope. Thriller sequel
8.00 Big (12, 1988) A boy is
magically transported into the
body of a 30-year-old man.
Comedy starring Tom Hanks
9.50-12.15am Forrest Gump (12,
1994) Comedy drama with Hanks
as the simple man whose life
dovetails with the major moments
of late 20th-century history
6.15pm Throne of Elves (PG, 2016)
Animated fantasy featuring the
voice of Ashley Boettcher
8.00 Pan (PG, 2015) An orphan is
transported to a magical land and
goes in search of the truth about
his mother. Fantasy adventure with
Levi Miller and Hugh Jackman
10.00 The Adventures of Huck
Finn (U, 1993) Disney adventure
starring Elijah Wood
11.50-1.35am The Big Green (U,
1995) Sporting comedy with Steve
Guttenberg and Olivia d’Abo
5.25pm Armageddon (12, 1998)
A drilling team transports a nuclear
device into space to destroy an
asteroid. Sci-fi thriller with Bruce
Willis, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler
8.00 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
adventure with Johnny Depp
10.50-1.05am The Matrix
Revolutions (15, 2003)
6.00pm 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
8.00 The Revenant (15, 2015)
A frontiersman left for dead by his
hunting party seeks revenge.
Western starring Leonardo
DiCaprio and Tom Hardy
10.40-12.45am Crimson Peak (15,
2015) Guillermo del Toro’s gothic
horror starring Mia Wasikowska
Tom Hanks’s Oscar-winning turn
as the loveable Forrest Gump
(Sky Tom Hanks, 9.50pm)
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Tuesday 11
Sports guide
Live Tour de France
Eurosport 1, 12.15pm
Radio 1
After yesterday’s rest day in
Dordogne, the riders have a
chance to visit France’s own
“Sin City” today. The town of
Bergerac, known for its wine
and tobacco, is the finish point
for today’s flat stage. Stage 10
is 178km and relatively tranquil,
which means the GC riders may
be taking it easy. Les sprinteurs,
however, will not be. Expect
the Germans Marcel Kittel,
pictured, and André Greipel to
be in the mix. Chris Bennion
Sky Sports 1
SKY 401 VIRGIN 511 BT 402
FM: 96.7-99.8 MHz
6.30am Nick Grimshaw 10.00
Clara Amfo 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 Adele Roberts
Radio 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
5.00 Sporting Heroes:
Alec Stewart Interviews
John Hollins
6.00 Sportswomen
6.30 Super League Fulltime
7.00 British and Irish Lions
Tour All the action
10.00 Rugby Gold
10.30 Sporting Heroes:
Bob Wilson Interviews
Gordon Banks
11.30 Darts Gold
12.00-1.00am Time of Our
Lives With Gary Newbon
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. See Choice 11.00
Nigel Ogden 11.30 Listen to the
Band 12.00 Sounds of the 80s
(r) 2.00am Radio 2’s Folk
Playlist 3.00 Radio 2 Playlist
Sky Sports 4
6.30am Breakfast
9.00 Essential Classics
12.00 Composer of the
Week: Messiaen
1.00pm News
1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert Performances
by Castalian Quartet and
McFalls Chamber Ensemble
from the East Neuk Festival.
Ravel (Quartet in F); and
Sommerro (Chrysillis)
2.00 Afternoon on 3 A concert
recorded by the BBC Singers
at this year’s St Magnus
International Festival
4.30 In Tune
6.30 Composer of the
Week: Messiaen (r)
7.30 Radio 3 in Concert A
concert of sacred works, given
by The Sixteen at York Minster.
Poulenc (Salve Regina);
Palestrina (Surge amica mea;
Parce mihi, Domine; Surgam et
circuibo civitatem); Poulenc
(Quatre motets pour un temps
de pénitence); Palestrina
(Peccantem me quotidie; Kyrie
and Gloria — Missa L’Homme
Armé); Poulenc (Un Soir de
neige); Palestrina (Credo —
Missa L’Homme Armé;
Salve Regina); and Poulenc
(Agnus Dei, Mass in G)
10.00 Free Thinking
10.45 The Essay: The Love
That Wrote Its Name.
See Choice
11.00 Late Junction
12.30am Through the Night
9.00am Premier League 100
Club Ian Wright
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 shows
2.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
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 Double bill
7.00 LIVE Horse Racing
Coverage from Brighton,
Uttoxeter and Roscommon
9.00 Fight Night
11.00 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
12.00-1.00am Premier
League 100 Club
1.00am-3.00 LIVE WWE
Late Night Smackdown
Spectacular wrestling action
Sky Sports 2
BT Sport 1
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9.00am Test Cricket
10.00 Test Cricket:
The Verdict
10.30 Cricket’s Greatest
11.30 Test Cricket
12.30pm Test Cricket:
The Verdict
1.00 Cricket’s Greatest
2.00 Test Cricket
3.00 Test Cricket: The Verdict
3.30 Cricket’s Greatest
4.30 Test Cricket
5.30 Test Cricket: The Verdict
6.00 LIVE NatWest T20 Blast
Cricket: Northamptonshire
Steelbacks v
Yorkshire Vikings
9.45 Sporting Triumphs
10.00 Cricket’s Greatest
11.00-2.45am NatWest
T20 Blast Cricket
9.45am Hockey
10.45 LIVE Hockey: Germany
v Egypt (Push-back 11.00)
1.00pm LIVE Hockey:
Australia v France
(Push-back 1.00)
3.00 LIVE Hockey: New
Zealand v Japan
(Push-back 3.00)
5.00 LIVE Hockey: Belgium v
Ireland (Push-back 5.00)
7.00 Hockey
8.00 Hockey
9.00 Hockey
10.00 Hockey
11.00 MotoGP Rewind
11.15 30 for 30 Shorts
11.30 30 for 30
12.30am-5.00 LIVE MLB
Coverage of the annual
contest from Marlins Park
in Miami, Florida
Sky Sports 3
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7.30pm-8.30 LIVE Hero
Challenge: Scottish Open
Eight players take part in a
special knockout tournament
Sky Sports 5
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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 Sporting Triumphs
12.00 Sporting Rivalries
1.00pm NFL: America’s Game
2.00 Sporting Records
3.00 Great Sporting
Moments
4.00 Darts Gold
4.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
Radio guide
12.30am-4.00 LIVE World
Series of Poker Day three of
the World Series of Poker
Main Event in Las Vegas
Eurosport 1
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12.15pm-5.00 LIVE
Cycling: Tour de France
Radio 3
FM: 90.2-92.4 MHz
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
Today’s picks
The Essay: The Love That
Wrote Its Name
Radio 3, 10.45pm
Randy Newman’s America
Radio 2, 10pm
Stella Duffy was there during the
1980s protests for gay rights. As
she remembers: “I recall being
in the kitchen as the men made
speeches about law reform.”
That “being in the kitchen”
while more visible people do
visible and important things is
at the heart of this exceptionally lovely essay on the visibility —
or rather invisibility — of gay women. Being seen matters, Duffy
argues, not merely because otherwise you don’t have rights, but
because if you are not seen you are unthinkable; literally. Queen
Victoria allegedly didn’t think lesbianism existed; Duffy herself
found that “there was no recipe for how to be this me”. No prior
form, no precedent, no pattern. And then she discovered
Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas, women who “had not been
cloistered or sequestered”, but “public and [who] lived and loved
as a couple”. Suddenly there was a pattern. Catherine Nixey
9.45 (LW) Daily Service
9.45 Book of the Week:
RisingTideFallingStar
By Philip Hoare (2/5)
10.00 Woman’s Hour
Including at 10.45 the
Drama: Tales of the City — The
Days of Anna Madrigal (7/10)
11.00 Natural Histories
11.30 Music To Strip To
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: The Music Lesson
By Hannah Silva. A teacher
strives for the perfect sound
3.00 The Kitchen Cabinet
3.30 Making History
4.00 Do Pass Go (r)
4.30 A Good Read
5.00 PM With Eddie Mair
5.54 (LW) Shipping Forecast
6.00 Six O’Clock News
6.30 Meet David Sedaris
7.00 The Archers Shula has
unexpected news
7.15 Front Row
7.45 Tales of the City: The
Days of Anna Madrigal (r)
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 By Ray
Bradbury. (7/10)
11.00 The Infinite Monkey
Cage Comedy (r)
11.30 Today in Parliament
12.00 News Headlines
12.30am Book of the Week:
RisingTideFallingStar (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 Breakfast
10.00 Daily with Adrian Chiles
12.00 Live Wimbledon
5.30pm Drive 7.00 5 Live
Sport 7.30 The Tuesday Night
Club 9.00 Get Inspired 10.00
Cycling 10.30 Phil Williams
1.00am Up All Night
TalkSport
MW: 1053, 1089 kHz
5.00am Geoff Peters 6.00
Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
with Micky Quinn 10.00 Jim
White 1.00pm Hawksbee and
Jacobs 4.00 Adrian Durham
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 The Waves 11.00 Short
Works: The World of
Somerset Maugham 11.15
Hard Boiled Eggs and Nuts
12.00 Steptoe and Son
12.30pm The Men from the
Ministry 1.00 Dissolution 1.15
Wide Sargasso Sea 1.30 Peter
Bogdanovich’s Saturday
Morning Pictures 2.00
Summer Lies 2.15 Plants:
From Roots to Riches 2.30
The Dogs and the Wolves
2.45 Burying the Typewriter
3.00 The Waves 4.00
Whispers 4.30 The Six
Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII
5.00 Lucky Heather 5.30
Meet David Sedaris 6.00
Paradise Lost in Cyberspace
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 Peter
Bogdanovich’s Saturday
Morning Pictures 9.00
Short Works: The World of
Somerset Maugham 9.15 Hard
Boiled Eggs and Nuts 10.00
Comedy Club 10.30 The
Maltby Collection
In 1974 Randy Newman
recorded a song called Mr
President. The lyrics of one of
the verses ran: “Maybe you’re
cheatin’/ Maybe you’re lyin’/
Maybe you have lost your
mind/ Maybe you only think
about yourself.” It is hard,
then, to imagine why Radio 2
may have invited Newman to
muse on today’s president,
Donald Trump. Newman also
talks about his new song, The
Great Debate, about the clash
between science and religion
and about America more
generally, and why he feels
that it is at once a great and
a hard place to live. CN
11.00 Craig Brown’s Lost
Diaries 11.25 The Interview
11.30 Bird Island 11.45
Tina C’s Tiny Island Tour
BBC World Service
Digital only
9.00am News 9.06 The Reith
Lectures 2017 (5/5) 10.00
World Update 11.00 The
Newsroom 11.30 In the Studio
12.00 News 12.06pm
Outlook 1.00 The Newsroom
1.30 The 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 The
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 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 The
Documentary 3.00 News
3.06 HARDtalk 3.30 Compass
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 Vic Galloway
9.00 Gideon Coe 12.00
Tom Ravenscroft 1.00am
Anarchy in the UK
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. Works by
Beethoven, von Weber and
Mendelssohn 10.00 Smooth
Classics 1.00am Sam Pittis
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Wednesday 12 | Viewing guide
Critic’s choice
Joanna Lumley’s India
ITV, 9pm
Joanna Lumley’s family
connections with India come
to the fore in the second
episode of her fascinating
authored travelogue. In
Mumbai she visits the offices
of The Times of India, where
her uncle Ivor S Jehu was
the last British editor,
resigning in 1950, three years
after Partition. Lumley is given
a guided tour of her uncle’s
old stamping ground by the
journalist Namita Devidayal,
and is delighted to find his
picture on the wall. The Times
of India is the most read
English newspaper in the
world, with a circulation of
five million. Fellow hacks take
note — print media is booming
in India, with 30 million
newspapers sold daily.
Mumbai is the second most
densely populated city on the
planet, with 22 million people
crammed on to a peninsula
one third of the size of Greater
London — 67,000 share every
square mile. Lumley dons a
fetching purple hard hat to
visit the World One tower,
which, when finished, will be
the second tallest residential
block in the world (442m).
Regular watchers of Lumley
will know she suffers from
vertigo, but she gamely
ascends to the 56th floor —
about halfway — for an
amazing view of the city.
Lumley leaves the city to get
spiritual at the Ellora Caves, a
world heritage site consisting
of 34 temples and
monasteries. In Ahmedabad
she is invited to a Hindu
house-warming party and is
shocked when she finds out
more about the caste system.
Lumley ends up in the great
Indian desert of Rajasthan,
where she meets the Raika
people, pictured, whose life
revolves around camels.
Joe Clay
Further recommendations
In Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Animals, the host is in India to
help elephant calves at a rescue centre in Assam (ITV, 10.40pm)
The South Bank
Sky Arts Awards
The Week the
Tour de Pharmacy Fargo
Channel 4, 10.30pm
Landlords Moved In Sky Atlantic, 10pm
Sky Arts, 8pm
BBC One, 9pm
The only arts awards show to
cover the full spectrum returns
for a 21st year. Melvyn Bragg is
your host at the Savoy Hotel in
London, where The Crown,
snubbed at the TV Baftas, is
nominated in the TV drama
category. Phoebe WallerBridge’s Fleabag is favourite for
the comedy gong, and the
dramatist and screenwriter Jack
Thorne has two nominations —
for national treasure (TV), and
in theatre for his stage
adaptation of Harry Potter and
the Cursed Child. The winner of
the Times breakthrough award
will also be announced. JC
“There is a failure to provide
enough housing for the people
of this country,” says former
City trader Paul. “But landlords
haven’t made this problem.
They’ve just got wealthier on
the back of it.” Paul and his
wife, Sharon, have a property
portfolio that includes 44 flats
in Weston-super-Mare that they
rent out to benefit tenants,
including Courtney and Chris,
in whose flat Paul and Sharon
stay for this experiment. “You
cut your cloth to suit your
coin,” is Paul’s verdict on life in
his tenant’s shoes. Easy to say
when you’re a millionaire. JC
Catch
up
Natural World: Sudan —
The Last of the Rhinos
BBC iPlayer, to July 28
Sudan, the northern white
rhinoceros, is a truly
remarkable animal, having
miraculously survived the
destruction of the rest of his
species. The 44-year-old is
the last remaining male of
his kind and has
become an unwitting
celebrity at Ol Pejeta
Conservancy in
Kenya, where he lives.
Besides Sudan, there
are two females, but
neither is likely to carry his
offspring, with 25-year-old
Najin too weak to support a
mate and Fatu, a youthful 15,
unlikely to conceive from a
suitor three times her age and
with a low sperm count.
However, revolutionary
fertility techniques could
provide salvation. This
poignant and moving edition
of Natural World focuses on
the battle to save a species
on the brink of extinction.
Joe Clay
Andy Samberg is part of
the team behind this
mockumentary about the 1982
Tour de France, “a dark and
fictitious time in cycling
history”, when all the
competitors were on a cocktail
of performance-enhancing and
recreational drugs. As is the
case for these affairs, an all-star
cast, including Orlando Bloom,
Jeff Goldblum, Julia Ormond
and Kevin Bacon, assemble to
recall this “hornet’s nest of
moral depravity”. In a cowboy
hat and fur coat, Lance
Armstrong makes a bizarre
cameo as the insider lifting
the lid on the debauchery.
Definitely too soon. JC
“It looks like my world, but
everything’s different,” sobs Sy
in tonight’s episode as things
continue to unravel. This is the
key to Noah Hawley’s first-rate
drama. Fargo is a masterclass
in how to create a distinct
world that looks normal, but is
anything but. David Thewlis’s
VM Varga is starting to outstrip
Billy Bob Thornton’s Lorne
Malvo as TV Fargo’s finest
villain. The opening scene,
where he opens Emmit’s
Christmas presents, has a
childlike innocence with an
undercurrent of fear. That’s
Fargo in a nutshell. Hawley has
hinted that this could be the
last season, so savour it. JC
Variations
● BBC One Wales As BBC One except:
9.00pm-10.00 Sir Gareth Edwards at 70
10.40 The Week the Landlords Moved In
11.40 Room 101: Extra Storage 12.20am
Supermarket Shopping Secrets (r)
1.20-1.25 Weather for the Week Ahead
● BBC1 N Ireland As BBC One except:
10.00am Neighbourhood Blues (r) 10.45
Weather Watchers with Barra Best (r)
11.00-12.15pm The Twelfth 10.40 The
Twelfth 11.20 Room 101: Extra Storage
12.00 Supermarket Shopping Secrets (r)
1.00am-6.00 BBC News
● Channel As ITV London except:
12.35am-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
● UTV As ITV London except:
10.45pm The Twelfth 11.10-11.40 Amazing
Animal Births 12.35am Teleshopping
1.35-3.00 ITV Nightscreen
● S4C 6.00am Cyw: Yr Ysgol (r)
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10.15 Sam Tân (r) 10.25 Deian a Loli (r)
10.40 Octonots (r) 10.55 Peppa (r) 11.00
Dysgu Gyda Cyw: Fflic a Fflac (r) 11.10 Jen
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Mwnci’n Dweud Mwnci’n Gwneud (r) 11.55
Darllen ’Da Fi (r) 12.00 Heno (r) 12.30pm
Garddio a Mwy (r) 1.00 News S4C a’r
Tywydd 1.05 Prynhawn Da 2.00 Live
Seiclo: Le Tour de France 4.55 Cyw (r)
5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 Sinema’r Byd 5.20
Fi 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 8.25 Codi Hwyl:
Llydaw 9.00 News 9 a’r Tywydd 9.30 6
Nofel (r) 10.00 Seiclo: Le Tour de France
10.30 3 Lle: Ifan Jones Evans (r)
11.00-11.35 Milwyr y Welsh Guards (r)
(AD) Audio description (HD) High Definition
(r) repeat (SL) In-vision signing
Films of the day
The Little Foxes (PG, 1941)
Talking Pictures, 7pm
William Wyler’s breathless take on Lillian Hellman’s play was
nominated for eight Oscars. Tallulah Bankhead had won plaudits
for her Broadway portrayal of the poisonous Southern matriarch
Regina Giddens, but Bette Davis made it her own, thanks partly to
Hellman’s crackling script (which had dialogue added by Dorothy
Parker and sounds like it too). Giddens schemes and plots with her
equally vile brothers to expand the family’s turn-of-the-century
plantations and cotton fields, stopping at nothing. The supporting
cast — particularly Patricia Collinge as the unfortunate soak,
Birdie — are every bit a match for Davis. (115min) Chris Bennion
Rise of the Planet
of the Apes (12, 2011)
Film4, 10.40pm
This reboot of the Apes films
proves to be a surprisingly solid
and watchable blockbuster. The
British director Rupert Wyatt has
crafted a film that places almost as
much emphasis on character as it
does on the action. James Franco
plays a scientist, Will Rodman, who smuggles an orphaned baby
chimp from the research facility and brings him up at home. It’s
clear that Caesar the baby chimp (played by king of the hightech performance capture, Andy Serkis, pictured) is sharper than
the average ape. Will teaches him sign language, but even he
fails to grasp the intellectual and spiritual development of the
animal he still keeps on a leash. The sequel is shown tomorrow
on Film4; the third is in cinemas this week. (105min) Wendy Ide
The Bay (15, 2012)
Film4, 2.20am
This found-footage chiller was made by the director of Rain
Man, Barry Levinson; an eco-disaster film set in a small town
on Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. The town descends into chaos
when its residents are attacked by waterborne flesh-eating
bacteria. Levinson takes the traditional paranormal activity
found-footage style in a new direction, using newsreel, Skype
recordings, police video, and a film made by a cub reporter on
the local television station to build up a picture of the lying
authorities, more worried about bad publicity than those who
are dying around them. (84min) Kate Muir
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6.00am Breakfast 9.15 Right on the
Money 10.00 Homes Under the
Hammer (r) 11.00 Neighbourhood
Blues (r) 11.45 Rip Off Britain: Holidays.
The difficulties in getting a refund
when cancelling a holiday (r) 12.15pm
Live Wimbledon 2017. Sue Barker
introduces the opening coverage
of day nine at the All England Club,
and looks ahead to the men’s
quarter-final singles matches due to
take place today. Coverage continues
on BBC Two 1.00 BBC News at One;
Weather 1.30 BBC Regional News;
Weather 1.45 Live Wimbledon 2017.
Sue Barker introduces further
coverage of day nine at SW19, where
the men’s quarter-final singles
matches are due to take place 6.00
BBC News at Six; Weather 6.30
BBC Regional News; Weather
6.00am The TV That Made Me (r)
6.30 Right on the Money (r) 7.15
Bargain Hunt (r) 8.00 Sign Zone:
Great British Menu (r) (SL) 8.30
Great British Menu (r) (SL) 9.00
Victoria Derbyshire. Daily news and
current-affairs programme 11.00 BBC
Newsroom Live 11.30 Daily Politics.
Including Prime Minister’s Questions
1.00pm Live Wimbledon 2017. Sue
Barker introduces continued
coverage of day nine on the famous
grass courts, where the men’s
quarter-final singles matches are
due to take place. Those in
attendance on Number One Court of
the corresponding day of last year’s
tournament witnessed two of
the last-eight encounters to take
place, beginning with Milos Raonic
against Sam Querrey
6.00am Good Morning Britain 8.30
Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show
10.30 This Morning 12.30pm Loose
Women. Topical studio discussion
from a female perspective 1.30 ITV
News; Weather 1.55 Regional News;
Weather 2.00 Judge Rinder. Real-life
cases (r) 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 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 a £10,000 jackpot (r) 5.00
The Chase. Quiz show hosted by
Bradley Walsh (r) 6.00 Regional News;
Weather 6.30 ITV News; Weather
6.00am Countdown (r) 6.45 Will &
Grace (r) 7.10 Will & Grace (r) 7.35
Everybody Loves Raymond (r) 8.00
Everybody Loves Raymond (r) 8.35
Frasier (r) 9.05 Frasier (r) 9.35 Frasier
(r) 10.05 Undercover Boss USA (r)
11.00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun
(r) 12.00 Channel 4 News Summary
12.05pm Couples Come Dine with Me
(r) 1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers (r) 2.10
Countdown 3.00 A Place in the Sun:
Winter Sun (r) 4.00 Best of Both
Worlds. A couple looking to move to
Yorkshire 5.00 Four in a Bed. The
hoteliers sample the hospitality
of The Rose and Crown in
Worcestershire (r) 5.30 Come Dine
with Me. In Belfast, a mobile barista
hosts the latest dinner party (r) 6.00
The Simpsons (r) 6.30 Hollyoaks.
Tom and Alfie cover for Darren
6.00am Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright
Stuff 11.15 House Doctor (r) 12.10pm 5
News Lunchtime 12.15 Big Brother (r)
1.10 Access. Showbiz news and gossip
1.15 Home and Away 1.45 Neighbours
2.15 NCIS. A cadaver being used for
medical research sparks a manhunt
(r) 3.15 FILM Rags to Riches: Ultimate
Life (PG, TVM, 2013) A magical
journal sends a man back to 1941,
where he witnesses the rags-to-riches
story of his late grandfather. Drama
starring Logan Bartholomew and
Peter Fonda 5.00 5 News at 5 5.30
Neighbours. Sonya is shaken by
Willow’s return, and fears her mother
may also be back (r) 6.00 Home and
Away. Tori drinks from the jug Zannis
tampered with and falls ill, while John
makes an appointment with a
psychiatrist (r) 6.30 5 News Tonight
Day nine at Wimbledon (12.15pm)
Gardeners’ World (9pm)
Love Your Garden (8pm)
US drama Fargo continues (10.30pm)
The Highland Midwife (8pm)
7.00 Emmerdale Harriet receives
a visit from the bishop at an
inconvenient moment
7.00 Channel 4 News Including
sport and weather
7.00 All New Traffic Cops Police find
weapons after stopping and
searching a car they suspect
may be carrying drugs, while
North Yorkshire’s road crime
team arrests a teenager for
dealing marijuana (r); followed
by 5 News Update
7.00 The One Show Martin Clunes
joins Matt Baker and Alex Jones
for a summer special from
Perranporth beach in Cornwall.
Plus, live music by the Kooks
7.30 Coronation Street An
emotional Liz signs over her
half of the Rovers Return
8.00 Watchdog Live The team meets
people whose vehicles have
suddenly lost power in the
middle of the road, and asks if
one car giant’s efforts to fix a
problem are creating a more
worrying concern (3/6)
8.00 Today at Wimbledon Clare
Balding introduces highlights of
the ninth day’s play at the All
England Club, where the men’s
quarter-final singles matches
were due to take place
8.00 Love Your Garden Alan
Titchmarsh and the team head
to Chandlers Ford in Hampshire
to help the Richardson family,
who are facing a very
difficult future (3/9)
8.00 Ackley Bridge Mandy’s
personal and professional lives
collide when Alya reveals her
and Sadiq’s affair at the school’s
first Open Day (6/6)
8.00 The Highland Midwife
In the north of Scotland,
Morven closely monitors
mum-to-be Emma, who has
a history of delivering large
babies that require a
Caesarean section (2/3);
followed by 5 News Update
9.00 The Week the Landlords
Moved In A 25-year-old landlord
with a portfolio of 13 properties
— worth more than £1 million in
total — spends a week living in
one of his rentals with his wife.
See Viewing Guide (3/3)
9.00 Gardeners’ World Monty Don
gives advice on how to prune
summer flowering shrubs, while
Rachel de Thame explores the
vital role of scent in wild flowers
and the insects that visit them.
Including Weather
9.00 Joanna Lumley’s India
Joanna meets the Maharaja of
Dungapur, who shows her
around his lakeside palace,
including the Pleasure Pavilion
and his collection of vintage
cars. See Viewing Guide (2/3)
9.00 24 Hours in A&E A 36-year-old
man is rushed to St George’s
after being involved in a
high-speed road traffic collision,
with CT scans revealing a
potentially life-threatening
injury to his spleen
9.00 The Bubble Wrap Boy:
Extraordinary People The
story of 16-year-old Mithun
Chauhan, who suffers from
an extremely rare genetic
condition that has left him
with large swollen lumps all
over his face and body
10.00 BBC News at Ten
10.00 QI With guests Miles Jupp,
Deirdre O’Kane and
Phill Jupitus (r)
10.00 ITV News at Ten; followed by
Regional News and Weather
10.00 The Windsors Harry buys a
nightclub and asks Kate to be
the DJ (2/6)
10.30 Regional News
10.30 Newsnight Analysis of the
day’s events, presented by
James O’Brien
10.00 Big Brother Daily round-up of
highlights, featuring the latest
tasks, games, arguments,
laughs, diary room visits and
bedroom chit-chat
10.45 Room 101: Extra Storage
With Rob Delaney, Davina
McCall and Laurence Fox (7/8)
11.25 Supermarket Shopping Secrets
Gregg Wallace and Babita
Sharma look at the retailers’
attempts to outdo one another
in terms of convenience (3/3) (r)
11.15 Hospital How Imperial College
Healthcare NHS Trust is pushing
the boundaries of what is
possible technologically, at a
time when savings need to be
made across the board (4/4) (r)
12.25am Weather for the Week
Ahead 12.30 BBC News
12.15am Sign Zone: Eat Well for Less?
Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin help
the Caan family lower their food bills
(r) (SL) 1.15-2.15 Incredible Medicine:
Dr Weston’s Casebook. Surgeon
Gabriel Weston uncovers the
workings of the human body (r) (SL)
10.40Paul O’Grady: For the Love of
Animals — India The presenter
explores Assam, home to
Kaziranga National Park, where
he helps out at an animal
rescue centre and looks after
eight elephant calves (2/2) (r)
10.30 Fargo Nicki is arrested in
connection with Ray’s death
and is questioned by Chief
Dammik, while Gloria asks
Winnie to tell Emmit about his
brother and gauge his reaction.
See Viewing Guide (7/10)
11.40 Goodwood Festival of Speed
First Glance Action from
the Goodwood Estate
11.30 Catching a Killer: The Wind in
the Willows Murder The
investigation into the killing of
Adrian Greenwood (r)
12.35am Jackpot247. Viewers get the
chance to participate in live
interactive gaming 3.00 1000
Heartbeats. Quiz show hosted by
Vernon Kay (r) (SL) 3.50 ITV
Nightscreen 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle
Show. Talk show (r) (SL)
12.45am Ramsay’s Hotel Hell. A failing
hotel in Starkville, Mississippi (r) 1.30
Real, Fake or Unknown (r) 2.25 The
Secret Life of the Zoo (r) 3.15 Inside
Out Homes (r) 4.10 Selling Houses
with Amanda Lamb 5.05 Location,
Location, Location (r) (SL)
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
12.05am Generation Poverty Gap: On
Benefits (r) 1.00 SuperCasino. Live
interactive gaming 3.10 The Dog
Rescuers with Alan Davies (r) 4.00
Now That’s Funny! (r) (SL) 4.45 House
Doctor (r) (SL) 5.10 Great Artists (r)
(SL) 5.35 Wildlife SOS (r) (SL)
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Tour de Pharmacy
Wednesday 12 | Primetime digital guide
A stellar cast of US comedy
talent star in a mockumentary
about the Tour de France
Sky Atlantic, 10pm
FV Freeview FS Freesat
BBC Four
ITV3
More4
Film4
Sky1
Sky Atlantic
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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+
7.30 Handmade: By Royal
Appointment (2/4) (R)
8.00 Hunting the Nazi Gold Train
Dan Snow follows efforts to
locate a train (R)
9.00 Sound Waves: The
Symphony of Physics
The singer Lesley Garrett
joins Dr Helen Czerski to
examine sound (1/2) (R)
10.00 Railways: The Making of a
Nation Documentary
examining the introduction
of railway schedules (1/6) (R)
10.30 Railways: The Making of a
Nation Documentary
examining how the railways
changed the nation’s
economy (2/6) (R)
11.00 Patagonia with Huw
Edwards The newsreader
meets descendants of Welsh
settlers in the South
American region (R)
12.00-1.00am The Renaissance
Unchained (2/4) (R)
7.00pm Murder, She Wrote Jessica
helps a teenage tennis
player whose desire to win is
being ruined by her
domineering father and a
tragedy in her past (R)
8.00 Lewis An elderly don is
killed on the night of his
release from prison, and
Lewis embarks on a
relationship with Hobson
while investigating the
case (5 & 6/6) (R)
10.00 Law & Order: UK
A young mother is
stabbed to death and the
suspect unintentionally
confesses to Ronnie, but the
detective struggles to get
anyone to believe what he
has heard (8/8) (R)
11.00-12.55am Wycliffe Pilot
episode of the detective
drama. The murder of a
Penzance bookshop owner
leads the detective to
uncover a family feud (R)
6.55pm The Supervet The
pioneering vets treat a
Labrador that has been hit
by a car, a cocker spaniel
with a bulging disc in its
spine and a basset hound
that needs its leg
straightening (R)
7.55 Grand Designs Kevin
McCloud meets a couple
trying to convert the old
lifeboat station in Tenby,
Pembrokeshire, into a
contemporary home, and
preserve the historic
building for posterity (R)
9.00 Grand Designs Australia
Peter Maddison meets Nick
and Nicole New from
Queensland
10.00 The Billion Pound Hotel
A look inside the opulent
Burj Al Arab in Dubai (R)
11.05-12.10am 8 Out of 10 Cats
Does Countdown With
Richard Ayoade, Rob Beckett
and Claudia Winkleman (R)
6.40pm FILM Ever After: A
Cinderella Story (PG, 1998)
A girl ruled by her
stepmother’s iron fist is
given a glimmer of hope
when she catches the eye of
a handsome prince.
Romantic drama starring
Drew Barrymore
9.00 FILM Men in Black II (PG,
2002) An alien plots to
destroy humanity — and the
only one who can stop her is
a retired agent whose
memory has been wiped.
Sci-fi comedy sequel
starring Will Smith and
Tommy Lee Jones
10.40-12.45am FILM Rise of the
Planet of the Apes (12, 2011)
A genetically engineered
chimpanzee develops
superior intelligence and
leads other apes to rebel
against the human race.
Sci-fi thriller starring James
Franco. See Film Choice
7.00pm The Simpsons Bart breaks
Lisa’s saxophone during a
squabble, prompting Homer
and Marge to recall how she
acquired it (R)
7.30 The Simpsons Homer
battles killer mutants (R)
8.00 Freddie Fries Again Andrew
Flintoff and Rob Penn head
to Newmarket, where they
spend a disturbing night
in a church and take their
chances in a high-speed
water ski trial (2/6) (R)
9.00 Colony Will makes a risky
call when he decides to trust
an old friend in the Santa
Monica bloc, while security
agent Jennifer pays Katie a
visit and Bram meets the
camp commandant (2/13)
10.00 Game of Thrones: Greatest
Moments The 20 most
thrilling moments from the
fantasy drama (R)
12.00-1.00am Ross Kemp:
Extreme World (1/6) (R)
7.00pm CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation Grissom takes
a dangerous gamble by
enlisting a paedophile to
help find two missing
10-year-old boys (R)
8.00 Blue Bloods New York City
police commissioner Frank
Reagan finds himself
dealing with the fallout of
an accidental shooting (R)
9.00 Thronecast: War Room
Sue Perkins is joined by
Al Murray, Lauren Laverne
and Jonathan Ross to
discuss the seventh season
of Game of Thrones
10.00 Tour de Pharmacy
Spoof. See Viewing Guide
10.45 Seven Days in Hell Spoof
documentary about an epic
clash between rival tennis
players. Stars Andy Samberg
and Kit Harrington (R)
11.45-1.05am The Sopranos Uncle
Junior undergoes surgery
for stomach cancer (7/13)
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 Double bill. Comedy clips
8.00 Two and a Half Men Alan tries
to leave Charlie with the restaurant
bill during a double date
8.30 Two and a Half Men Charlie
faces a difficult decision
9.00 Love Island
10.05 Celebrity Juice With Richard
Osman, Denise Van Outen
and Eamonn Holmes
10.50 Family Guy
11.20 Family Guy
11.45-12.15am American Dad!
7.00pm Tour de France Highlights
Action from stage 11, shown live
earlier from midday
8.00 Dirtquake Motorbike Festival
All the action from the
motorcycling festival held at
the King’s Lynn Arena
9.00 FILM Jaws (PG, 1975)
A seaside town’s police chief has to
deal with a giant killer shark
preying on tourists. Steven
Spielberg’s thriller starring Roy
Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss
11.40-12.35am Lethal Weapon
7.00pm Hollyoaks
Shane is on to Darren, while Leela
worries about Cindy
7.30 The Goldbergs A family swear
jar is introduced
8.00 The Big Bang Theory
8.30 The Big Bang Theory
9.00 FILM The Inbetweeners
Movie (15, 2011) Comedy starring
Joe Thomas, Simon Bird, James
Buckley and Blake Harrison
11.00 The Big Bang Theory
11.30 The Big Bang Theory
11.55-1.00am Gogglebox
7.00pm Dance Moms Abby avoids
giving Maddie a solo
8.00 The Butcher Surgeon:
Why Wasn’t He Stopped?
Documentary profiling former
breast surgeon Ian Paterson
9.00 When Kids Kill Court
restrictions and anonymity orders
placed on child murderers
10.00 Soham Revisited: 15 Years
On Documentary examining
events that took place in the town
11.25 South Park
11.55-12.25am South Park
7.00pm NCIS Part two of two. Ziva
and Gibbs lead the mission to
rescue the captured Marine
8.00 NCIS Tony is forced to tackle
a case with a personal element
when his father is discovered in a
car that has a body in the boot
9.00 Law & Order A student
shoots several classmates
10.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Crime thriller
11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit Crime thriller
12.00-1.00am Chicago PD
6.40pm Last of the Summer Wine
7.20 Keeping Up Appearances
8.00 Judge John Deed Jo
prosecutes an MP charged with
attempted murder
10.00 Jonathan Creek
The master illusionist comes out of
retirement to investigate a
seemingly impossible attack on a
West End actress. Alan Davies and
Sarah Alexander star
11.20-12.40am Jonathan Creek
A psychic makes the most baffling
prediction of his career
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 Tessa Dunlop
discovers how Hitler’s bombers
could have drowned London
8.00 Forbidden History
The life of Mary Magdalene
9.00 The Two Ronnies Comedy
with Messrs Barker and Corbett,
and music by Barbara Dickson
9.50 The Best of Tommy Cooper
Tommy has problems with tax
10.20 Goodnight Sweetheart
11.00 Coast Documentary
12.00-1.00am World War II:
The Price of Empire
7.00pm Police Interceptors:
Lethal Weapons A man threatens
to take his own life
8.00 Nightmare Tenants, Slum
Landlords Property developer Alex
calls in an eviction specialist
9.00 FILM Blade: Trinity (15, 2004)
Fantasy action thriller sequel
starring Wesley Snipes
11.05 The X-Files Mulder is
transported back in time
12.00-1.00am The X-Files
Mulder and Scully search for a
mutated alien
7.00pm Sin City Motors Reality
show following the exploits of car
fabricator Steve Darnell
8.00 Sin City Motors
A Chevy Station Wagon gets a
modern makeover
9.00 QI XL With Isy Suttie,
Tim Minchin and Bill Bailey
10.00 Mock the Week
With Jo Brand, Ed Byrne, Andy
Parsons and Robin Ince
10.40 Mock the Week
11.20 Russell Howard’s Good News
12.00-12.40am Would I Lie to You?
6.35pm Kingdom of David: The
Saga of the Israelites How the
study of the Bible became an
essential part of Jewish life
7.50 Secrets of Stonehenge
The site’s cryptic origins
9.00 Napoleon The leader’s rise
to absolute power
10.15 Einsatzgruppen: Nazi Death
Squads A profile of Nazi Germany’s
infamous Einsatzgruppen
paramilitary units
11.30-12.50am Secrets of
Stonehenge Documentary
7.00pm Master of Photography
The contestants take pictures of
their home towns
8.00 The South Bank Sky Arts
Awards 2017 Melvyn Bragg hosts
the ceremony from London’s Savoy
Hotel. See Viewing Guide
10.00 Too Young to Die Profile of
the Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain
11.00-12.45am FILM Corman’s
World: Exploits of a Hollywood
Rebel (15, 2011) Following
the career of the producer and
director Roger Corman
7.00pm Sun, Sea and A&E Swine
flu puts Majorca on red alert
8.00 Elementary A man dies after
eating a poisoned sausage
9.00 Madam Secretary
An American journalist is held
hostage in Sudan
10.00 Criminal Minds
The team searches for a subject
known as the Bone Crusher
11.00 Criminal Minds
The BAU investigates ritualistic
murders in Oregon
12.00-1.00am Bones
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 McGee’s girlfriend
makes a breakthrough in a case
8.00 NCIS The team investigates
the murder of a Navy officer
9.00 NCIS A Marine sergeant falls
to her death from a building
10.00 Bull Drama
11.00 Family Guy
12.00-12.30am American Dad!
7.00pm Fast N’ Loud
8.00 Tanked The boys set out to
build an aquarium into a real
washer-dryer unit
9.00 Naked and Afraid The
endurance trial continues
10.00 Naked and Afraid XL
11.00 Devil’s Canyon
12.00-1.00am Naked and Afraid
7.00pm Air Crash Investigation
8.00 Titanic: Case Closed Tim
Malton explains his theory about
the cruise liner’s demise
10.00 Drain The Ocean: WWII
Examining shipwrecks from the
Second World War
11.00 Air Crash Investigation
12.00-12.30am Science of Stupid
8.00pm Your Face or Mine
8.30 Friends
9.00 Russell Howard’s Good News
10.00 Lip Sync Battle UK: Peter
Andre vs Gino D’Acampo
10.30 Russell Howard
11.00 Bad Robots
11.30 Impractical Jokers UK
12.00-12.30am The Daily Show
7.00pm The Vicar of Dibley
7.35 Fawlty Towers
8.20 Still Open All Hours
9.00 dinnerladies Jean gets
angry with the customers
9.40 Gavin & Stacey
10.20 Live at the Apollo
11.20 Peep Show
12.00-12.45am The Young Ones
7.00pm One Born Every Minute
8.00 MasterChef USA
9.00 Educating Yorkshire
10.00 The Dressing Room Three
Bridges FC seek to overcome a
losing streak and avoid relegation
11.00 The Catherine Tate Show
11.40-12.40am One Born Every
Minute Documentary
Sky Premiere
Sky Tom Hanks
Sky Family
Sky Action
Sky Select
SKY 301, VIRGIN 431, BT 501
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 Inferno (12, 2016)
Professor Robert Langdon tries to
stop a lethal virus from killing
millions of people. Thriller starring
Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones
8.00 The Girl with All the Gifts
(15, 2016) Horror thriller
starring Gemma Arterton, Paddy
Considine and Glenn Close
10.00 The Here After (15, 2015)
Drama starring Ulrik Munther
11.50-1.45am Frankie & Alice
(15, 2010) Fact-based drama
starring Halle Berry
6.05pm Turner & Hooch (PG,
1989) Family comedy starring
Tom Hanks as a cop with a dog
8.00 Road to Perdition (15, 2002)
A Mob hitman is forced to go
on the run with his son after his
fellow gangsters wipe out the rest
of his family. Depression-era
gangster drama starring Tom
Hanks and Paul Newman
10.10-12.40am Cast Away (12,
2000) Drama starring Tom Hanks
as a man left stranded on a desert
island after a plane crash
6.25pm Alvin and the Chipmunks:
The Road Chip (U, 2015) Family
comedy sequel starring Jason Lee
8.00 Horton Hears a Who! (U,
2008) An elephant discovers a city
on a speck of dust and vows to
protect it. Animated comedy
with the voice of Jim Carrey
9.30 Race to Witch Mountain
(PG, 2009) Sci-fi adventure
starring Dwayne Johnson
11.10-12.45am Scooby-Doo 2:
Monsters Unleashed (PG, 2004)
Comedy adventure sequel
5.55pm Rocky (PG, 1976)
A struggling boxer gets an
unexpected shot at taking on the
heavyweight champion of the
world. Drama starring Sylvester
Stallone and Burgess Meredith
8.00 Mission: Impossible 2 (15,
2000) A secret agent battles a
former spy-turned-criminal
mastermind intent on stealing a
deadly man-made virus. Action
thriller sequel starring Tom Cruise
10.10-12.20am The Mummy (12,
1999) Fantasy action adventure
6.25pm Office Space (15, 1999)
A jaded computer programmer
goes to bizarre lengths to get fired
from his dull job. Satirical comedy
starring Ron Livingston
8.00 The Thin Red Line (15, 1998)
American soldiers serving on the
island of Guadalcanal confront
their fears and beliefs. Second
World War drama with Sean Penn,
Ben Chaplin and Woody Harrelson
10.55-1.10am Cape Fear (18, 1991)
Thriller remake starring Robert
De Niro and Nick Nolte
Melvyn Bragg presents
The South Bank Show Arts
Awards 2017 (Sky Arts, 8pm)
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Sports guide
Live Cricket
Sky Sports 1, 10.20am
Radio 1
The Women’s World Cup’s
opening group stage is
reaching its conclusion, with
this match between England
and New Zealand the last of
penultimate round of fixtures.
Both sides will be gunning for
the semi-finals, though it has
not been plain sailing for either.
England, however, have had
plenty of positives, not least
the successful return of the
talented wicketkeeper-batsman
Sarah Taylor, pictured. CB
Sky Sports 1
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9.00am Premier League 100
Club Steven Gerrard
9.30 Premier League 100
Club Didier Drogba
10.00 Football Gold
10.20 LIVE ICC Women’s
World Cup: England v New
Zealand Coverage of the
group-stage fixture, which
takes place at the County
Ground in Derby
6.00pm Football’s Greatest
Players Dennis Bergkamp
6.30 Football’s Greatest
Teams Archive action
7.00 Premier League World
7.30 Football’s Greatest
Players Dennis Bergkamp
8.00 Fight Night
International
10.00 Premier League World
10.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
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 LIVE ICC Women’s
World Cup: Australia v India
The group match at the
County Ground in Bristol
6.00pm Cricket’s Greatest
6.30 LIVE NatWest T20 Blast
Cricket: Sussex Sharks v
Hampshire Coverage of
the South Division clash
9.45 ICC Women’s World Cup
10.45 Sporting Triumphs
11.00-2.45am NatWest T20
Blast Cricket
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: America’s Game
2.00 Sporting Records
3.00 Great Sporting
Moments Four shows
4.00 Legends of Darts
4.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
5.00 Sporting Heroes:
Gary Newbon Interviews
Naseem Hamed
6.00 Time of Our Lives
7.00 Transvulcania
Highlights
Radio guide
FM: 96.7-99.8 MHz
6.30am Nick Grimshaw 10.00
Clara Amfo 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 Adele Roberts
Radio 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
7.30 Ironman
8.00 Time of Our Lives
9.00 GAA Weekly Round-Up
10.00 Transvulcania
Highlights
10.30 Ironman
11.00 Transvulcania
Highlights
11.30 Ironman
12.00-1.00am GAA
Weekly Round-Up
Sky Sports 4
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3.00pm-4.00 LIVE Scottish
Open Preview A look ahead
to the European Tour event
BT Sport 1
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9.45am Hockey
10.45 LIVE Hockey: India v
Chile (Push-back 11.00)
1.00pm LIVE Hockey: Ireland
v Poland (Push-back 1.00)
3.00 LIVE Hockey: Japan v
England (Push-back 3.00).
Coverage of the Pool A match
in the Women’s Hockey World
League semi-finals
5.00 LIVE Hockey:
South Africa v Argentina
(Push-back 5.00)
7.00 Hockey
8.00 Hockey
9.00 Hockey
10.00 Hockey
11.00 UFC Greatest Fights
11.30 30 for 30
1.00am-3.00 LIVE World
Series of Poker Day four of
the World Series of Poker
Main Event in Las Vegas
Eurosport 1
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10.05am Watts
10.15 Sailing: Spirit
of Yachting
10.45 Cycling: Tour de France
11.45 LIVE Cycling: Tour de
France Coverage of stage 11
of the most prestigious race
on the calendar
5.30pm LIVE Uefa Euro
Under-19s Championship
Football The second
semi-final from Georgia
7.30 The Voxwomen
Cycling Show
8.00 Cycling: Tour de France
9.30 Cycling:
Elite Circuit Series
10.00 Tennis: Wimbledon
11.30-12.30am Cycling:
Tour de France
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)
Today’s picks
Four Thought
Radio 4, 8.45pm
Live Radio 3 In Concert
Radio 3, 7.30pm
Anyone who has been in
enough pain that they were
given morphine in hospital is
liable to have come away from
the experience with two
thoughts. First, that modern
medicine is marvellous. And
second, that morphine is too.
Hanna Pickard, pictured,
experienced it one morning when she was cycling her
daughters to nursery school. She heard a crack, then a voice
crying: “My children, my children, my children!” Later, she
realised that the voice was hers. Her children were fine — but
she was not — and in the hospital she was given morphine.
The pain and “the world where my children were dead faded
away. Life was good again.” Morphine is almost identical to
heroin, but despite what we are told of the moreish qualities
of that drug, Pickard didn’t become addicted. Patients don’t,
generally. In this excellent essay, she asks why. Catherine Nixey
Living in London as a music
lover, at the moment you
can’t help but feel slightly as
though you are Simon Rattle’s
patient mistress. Sure, he has
pledged to leave his partner
and, admittedly, he is good
about keeping popping back
to visit you — but as yet
you’re still on your own
without him. At least he’s fun
when he does turn up. In this
concert he is conducting the
London Symphony Orchestra
in Wagner’s Tristan und
Isolde and Haydn; the pianist
Denis Kozhukhin joins them
for Bartók’s Second Piano
Concerto. CN
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 Documentary
9.45 (LW) Daily Service
9.45 Book of the Week:
RisingTideFallingStar
By Philip Hoare (3/5)
10.00 (LW) Woman’s Hour
10.00 Woman’s Hour At 10.41
the Drama: Tales of the City
— The Days of Anna Madrigal
by Armistead Maupin (8/10)
10.15-6.30 (LW)
Live Test Match Special:
England Women v New
Zealand Women
10.56 The Listening Project
11.00 A Split in the Sisterhood
Documentary (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: In His Kiss By Lucy
Montague Moffatt
3.00 Money Box Live
3.30 Inside Health (r)
4.03 Thinking Allowed
4.30 The Media Show
5.00 PM With Eddie Mair
5.54 (LW) Shipping Forecast
6.00 News Headlines
6.30 John Finnemore’s
Double Acts (6/6)
7.00 The Archers Ruth has a
decision to make
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. See Choice
9.00 The End of Sand
9.30 Only Artists (r)
10.00 The World Tonight
10.45 Book at Bedtime:
Dangerous Visions —
Fahrenheit 451 By Ray
Bradbury (8/10)
8.15 Wide Sargasso Sea 8.30
You Must Take the A Train
9.00 Short Works 9.15
Nuclear Reactions 10.00
Comedy Club 10.30 What
Does the K Stand For? 11.00
Bridget Christie Minds the
Gap 11.30 The Big Booth
Radio 3
FM: 90.2-92.4 MHz
6.30am Breakfast
9.00 Essential Classics
12.00 Composer of the
Week: Messiaen
1.00pm News
1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert Festival artists Belcea
Quartet, Malcolm Martineau
and Thomas Oliemans perform
in East Neuk. Schubert
(Rastlose Liebe; Die Forelle; Am
Bach im Frühling; Der Tod und
das Mädchen; Gruppe aus dem
Tartarus; Der Wanderer; An
den Mond; Wandrers Nachtlied
II; Der Tod Oskars)
2.00 Afternoon on 3
Highlights from the Kissinger
Sommer Festival
3.30 Choral Evensong
Recorded in the Chapel of
Royal Holloway, University of
London. Introit: Abendlied
(Rheinberger). Responses:
Ayleward. Psalms 65, 66, 67
(Walmisley, Attwood, Pike).
First Lesson: Wisdom of
Solomon 7 vv 7-10, 15.
Deutsches Magnificat (Schütz).
Second Lesson: Luke 18 vv
15-30. Nunc Dimittis
(Hammerschmidt). Anthem:
Geistliches Lied (Brahms). Final
Hymn: Now Thank We All Our
God (Nun Danket). Organ
Voluntary: Passacaglia in D
minor (Buxtehude)
4.30 In Tune
6.30 Composer of the
Week: Messiaen (r)
7.30 Live Radio 3 in Concert
Simon Rattle conducts the
London Symphony Orchestra
in Wagner and Haydn.
See Choice
10.00 Free Thinking
10.45 The Essay: The Love
That Wrote Its Name
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
11.00 Love in Recovery (r)
11.15 Little Lifetimes (r)
11.30 Today in Parliament
12.00 News Headlines
12.30am Book of the Week:
RisingTideFallingStar (r)
12.45 Sailing By
12.48 Shipping Forecast
1.00 As BBC World Service
Radio 5 Live
BBC World Service
Digital only
MW: 693, 909
5.00am Reports 5.15 Wake Up
to Money 6.00 Breakfast
10.00 Daily 12.30pm Live
Wimbledon 7.00 5 Live Sport
7.30 Golf 8.30 Cycling
10.30 Adrian Goldberg
1.00am Up All Night
TalkSport
MW: 1053, 1089 kHz
5.00am Geoff Peters 6.00
Sports Breakfast 10.00 Jim
White 1.00pm Hawksbee and
Jacobs 4.00 Adrian Durham
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 The Navy Lark 8.30
Hancock’s Half Hour 9.00 It’s
Not What You Know 9.30
Married 10.00 Mansfield Park
11.00 Short Works 11.15
Nuclear Reactions 12.00 The
Navy Lark 12.30pm Hancock’s
Half Hour 1.00 Dissolution 1.15
Wide Sargasso Sea 1.30 You
Must Take the A Train 2.00
Summer Lies 2.15 Plants:
From Roots to Riches 2.30
The Dogs and the Wolves
2.45 Burying the Typewriter
3.00 Mansfield Park 4.00 It’s
Not What You Know 4.30
Married 5.00 Electric Ink
5.30 John Finnemore’s
Double Acts 6.00 Paradise
Lost in Cyberspace 6.30
Off the Page 7.00 The Navy
Lark 7.30 Hancock’s Half
Hour 8.00 Dissolution
9.00am News 9.06
Documentary 10.00 World
Update 11.00 Newsroom
11.30 Documentary 12.00
News 12.06pm Outlook 1.00
Newsroom 1.30 Compass
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 11.30
Business 12.00 News
12.06am Documentary 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
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 Vic Galloway
9.00 Gideon Coe 12.00
Mary Anne Hobbs 1.00am A
Punk Tale of Two Cities
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
10.00 Smooth Classics
1.00am Sam Pittis
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Thursday 13 | Viewing guide
Critic’s choice
Horizon: Dippy and the Whale
BBC Two, 9pm
“Dippy”, the diplodocus cast
that has greeted millions of
visitors as they arrive at the
Natural History Museum in
South Kensington, London,
since 1979, is being replaced.
While Dippy heads off on a
tour of the UK, in its place will
hang the 25m skeleton of a
blue whale (it doesn’t have a
catchy moniker yet), and this
edition of Horizon, narrated by
David Attenborough, follows
the team tasked with carrying
out this unique engineering
challenge over two years.
According to Richard Sabin,
the curator of the marine
mammal collection, this is the
“single largest project the
museum has been involved
in”. Sabin is confident that
visitors will take to the blue
whale, although the ousting
of Dippy has not gone down
well with the public. Once the
painstaking process of taking
Dippy apart, ready for his UK
jaunt, is completed, an even
tougher mission awaits. All
220 bones of the blue whale
have to be cleaned, tagged
and scrutinised for
weaknesses. A replica model
of the Hintze Hall, where it will
reside, has been created,
along with a 3D model of the
skeleton to work on its
positioning. The team then
have to work out how to
manoeuvre the skull through
the 1.79m-wide grade I listed
front doors of the museum.
“Why are we doing this
again?” asks a member of the
team during one of many
frustrating moments. As well
as the daunting renovation
and relocation project, the
programme also explores the
history of the blue whale,
from her mysterious beaching
in Ireland in 1891, to tracing
the descendants of the man
who found her, Ned Wickham,
looking in his diaries as he
first reported his find.
Joe Clay
Further recommendations
The Day the Dinosaurs Died investigates the disappearance
of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago (iPlayer, to July 31)
Who Wants My
Council House?
Who Do You
Think You Are?
Decoding Disaster
Channel 4, 8pm
BBC One, 9pm
Council and housing
association house swaps are
growing in popularity. Every
month more than two million
households are searching for
swaps. It has become a vehicle
for social mobility, but a lot of
things have to fall into place for
it to work out. No estate agents
are involved, so it’s down to the
tenants to do the hard sell.
Martin Fuller and Eddie Lewis’s
entertaining film follows five
households looking to swap.
Even with no money involved,
the process is often as stressful
and protracted as a normal
house sale. JC
Craig Revel Horwood, the
straight-talking Strictly Come
Dancing judge, lost his father
in 2015. He regrets not finding
out more about his family tree
before he died, so heads off to
Melbourne. It gets off to an
inauspicious start with the
discovery of his great-greatgrandfather Moses, a petty
criminal from England who
was deported to Australia in
1841. “Convict stock,” Craig
mutters. “Hardly royalty, is it?”
His other relatives were rather
more successful, and there
are tales of gold mining and
a champion clog dancer. JC
In case there aren’t enough
things keeping you awake
at night, this edition of
Timewatch, recalling how the
Beeb has covered natural
disasters, has a prediction of a
repeat of the tidal wave that
struck Britain 400 years ago,
killing hundreds of people. As
well as that terrifying vision of
the future, Danielle George
uses five decades’ worth of
archive footage to show how
well disaster documentaries
have kept pace with scientific
theories. From Atlantis to
Pompeii, Professor George
looks at how film-makers have
changed their approach in the
light of new developments. JC
Catch
up
Horizon: Dawn of the
Driverless Car
BBC iPlayer, to July 29
Imagine a world without
driving instructors, road rage
and the pollution caused by
exhaust fumes, a
world where we are
simply
passengers,
ferried about
by vehicles
controlled by
artificial
intelligence and
powered by green
technology. Tonight’s
intelligent edition of Horizon
reveals how close we are to
that reality. Ford believes that it
will have a fully automated
vehicle in operation by 2021,
but what are the ethics of
driverless car crashes? And
how will it affect those who
drive for a living? Progress
always comes at a price.
Teena Gade, pictured, who
works in vehicle science
at Force India F1, the motor
racing team, is part of the
team explaining how.
Joe Clay
BBC Four, 9pm
Murdered for
Being Different
Films of the day
BBC One, 10.45pm
Film4, 9pm
In 2007, 20-year-old Sophie
Lancaster and her boyfriend,
Rob Maltby, 21, were attacked
by a mob in Bacup, Lancashire.
Sophie was a distinctive figure,
with her facial piercings and
multicoloured dreadlocks. She
and Rob identified as goths
and were set upon by the
gang. Sophie died from her
injuries and two of the
attackers are serving life
sentences for her murder.
This factual drama, made
on the tenth anniversary of
Sophie’s death with the
support of Rob and her family,
tells the harrowing story. JC
Variations
● BBC1 N Ireland As BBC One except:
10.40pm Keepin ’er Country (r) 11.10
Murdered for Being Different 12.10am
This Week 1.00-6.00 BBC News
● Channel As ITV London except:
10.45pm-11.10 The Last Word
12.10am-3.00 ITV Nightscreen
● ITV Anglia As ITV London except:
10.45pm-11.10 Anglia Late Edition
● ITV Border As ITV London except:
10.45pm-11.10 Around the House
● ITV Central As ITV London except:
10.45pm-11.10 Central Lobby
● ITV Granada As ITV London except:
10.45pm-11.10 The Granada Debate
● ITV Meridian As ITV London except:
10.45pm-11.10 The Last Word
● ITV Tyne Tees As ITV London except:
10.45pm-11.10 Around the House
● ITV Wales As ITV London except:
10.45pm-11.10 Wales on TV (r)
● ITV West As ITV London except:
10.45pm-11.10 The Westcountry Debate
● ITV Westcountry As ITV London
except: 10.45pm-11.10 The Westcountry
Debate. Political stories affecting the
region, with David Wood
● ITV Yorkshire As ITV London except:
10.45pm-11.10 Last Orders
● STV As ITV London except: 10.30pm
Scotland Tonight 11.05 Fearless (r)
12.05am After Midnight 1.35 Eat, Shop,
Save (r) 2.00 ITV Nightscreen 4.35 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (r) 5.30-6.00
Teleshopping. Buying goods
● UTV As ITV London except: 10.45pm
The Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards
11.45 Paul O’Grady: For the Love of
Animals: India (r) 12.35am Teleshopping
1.35-3.00 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 4.10 Cyw 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05
Ysgol Jac (r) 5.35 Crwbanod Ninja (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 8.00
Pobol y Cwm 8.25 Ishe Hongian (r) 9.00
News 9 a’r Tywydd 9.30 O’r Galon: Tu ol i’r
Graith. Cameras follow a man with a brain
tumour as he faces his final operation (r)
10.00 Seiclo: Le Tour de France. Action
from stage 12 of the famous race 10.30
Hansh 11.00-11.35 Ar y Dibyn (r)
(AD) Audio description (HD) High Definition
(r) repeat (SL) In-vision signing
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (12, 2014)
There are few arguments more persuasive for “reboots” rather
than remakes than the Planet of the Apes films. The Tim Burton
version from 2001 is hamstrung by the original film, whereas this,
the second of a series of rebooted prequels, is a textbook example
of how to stay true to a movie while letting it evolve. On either side
of this battle are mirror-image families. Caesar (Andy Serkis),
the ape leader, protects his mate and two sons. On the human
side, Malcolm (Jason Clarke) has created a de facto family.
A pandemic virus has decimated the human population; the
apes, it seems, now have the upper hand. (130min) Wendy Ide
The Best Exotic Marigold
Hotel (12, 2011)
Film4, 6.35pm
This is the unexpected cinema
success story that tapped into the
“grey pound”, as well as inspiring
the BBC’s spinoff reality show,
The Real Marigold Hotel. A Who’s
Who of British acting talent is
assembled. Judi Dench, pictured,
Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Celia Imrie and
Penelope Wilton star as British pensioners who decide to
outsource their retirement to somewhere warm and cheap. They
pick India and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Unfortunately, in
reality the hotel is rather down at heel, but they also learn that
the point when you let go of your expectations is where the
adventure begins. (124min) WI
Killing Them Softly (18, 2012)
Film4, 11.35pm
Andrew Dominik’s stunning trawl through the seediest side of
the American economy goes all-out on sordid atmosphere and
flick-knife-sharp observation. Brad Pitt is chillingly persuasive as
Jackie Cogan, a softly spoken hired killer whose threat increases
exponentially with the quiet exasperation in his voice. Jackie has
been called in to deal with the underground economic crisis that
results when a pair of hucksters hold up an illegal poker game. The
gambling circle shuts down and the money stops flowing. The film
is as tricky as the snakes and weasels that populate this blighted
corner of America. Beer-soaked monologues, gutter humour and
one of the best final lines in movie history. (97min) WI
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BBC One
BBC Two
ITV
Channel 4
Channel 5
6.00am Breakfast 9.15 Right on the
Money 10.00 Homes Under the
Hammer 11.00 Neighbourhood Blues.
An operation to reel in a suspected
heroin dealer (r) 11.45 Rip Off Britain:
Holidays. The inconsistent treatment
of customers’ hotel complaints (r)
12.15pm Bargain Hunt. Charlie
Ross presents from London’s
Portobello Road, as experts Natasha
Raskin and Thomas Plant support the
red and blue teams scouring the
famous street market (r) 1.00 BBC
News at One; Weather 1.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather 1.45 Live
Wimbledon 2017. Sue Barker
introduces further coverage of day 10
at SW19, where the ladies’ semi-final
singles matches are due to take place
6.00 BBC News at Six; Weather 6.30
BBC Regional News; Weather
6.00am The TV That Made Me (r)
6.30 Right on the Money (r) 7.15
Bargain Hunt. Natasha Raskin
presents from Oswestry in Shropshire
(r) 8.00 Sign Zone: Horizon: 10 Things
You Need to Know About the Future.
Mathematician Hannah Fry
investigates the British public’s
questions about the future, including
whether people could live for ever
and if there will be a cure for cancer
(r) (SL) 9.00 Victoria Derbyshire
11.00 BBC Newsroom Live 11.30 Daily
Politics 12.30pm Live Wimbledon
2017. Sue Barker introduces coverage
of day 10 at the All England Club,
where the ladies’ semi-final singles
matches are due to take place. Other
matches scheduled to take place
today include the semi-finals of the
men’s doubles competition
6.00am Good Morning Britain 8.30
Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show
10.30 This Morning 12.30pm Loose
Women. The actor, comedian and
writer Julian Clary joins the ladies to
reveal what he is up to and chat about
whatever takes his or their fancy 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 (r) 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 to win a
cash prize 4.00 Tipping Point. Ben
Shephard hosts the quiz show (r) 5.00
The Chase. Quiz show hosted by
Bradley Walsh (r) 6.00 Regional News;
Weather 6.30 ITV News; Weather
6.00am Countdown (r) 6.45 Will &
Grace (r) 7.35 Everybody Loves
Raymond (r) 8.35 Frasier (r) 10.05
Undercover Boss USA (r) 11.00 A
Place in the Sun: Winter Sun (r) 12.00
Channel 4 News Summary 12.05pm
Couples Come Dine with Me (r) 1.05
Posh Pawnbrokers. Brokers examine
an autograph book full of famous
names (r) 2.10 Countdown. With
Suzannah Lipscomb 3.00 A Place in
the Sun: Winter Sun (r) 4.00 Best of
Both Worlds. A Tunbridge Wells
couple look to downsize 5.00 Four in
a Bed (r) 5.30 Come Dine with Me. An
executive assistant tries to win over
her guests with some impressive
cuisine (r) 6.00 The Simpsons. Homer
becomes a firefighter (r) 6.30
Hollyoaks. Shane is on to Darren,
while Leela worries about Cindy
6.00am Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright
Stuff 11.15 House Doctor (r) 12.10pm 5
News Lunchtime 12.15 Big Brother.
Daily round-up of highlights. Marcus
Bentley narrates (r) 1.10 Access.
Showbiz news and gossip 1.15 Home
and Away 1.45 Neighbours 2.15 NCIS.
A Navy Seal is shot dead while
threatening to jump from a roof (r)
3.15 FILM Stranger in an Amish Town
(12, TVM, 2014) A police officer tries
to discover the truth about a stranger
who is taken in by her three Amish
aunts. Romantic mystery with Sarah
Lancaster and Tom Everett Scott 5.00
5 News at 5 5.30 Neighbours. Sonya is
upset when Mark suggests Toadie
might be thinking of moving out (r)
6.00 Home and Away. John goes on a
road trip to his childhood home with
Jet (r) 6.30 5 News Tonight
Craig Revel Horwood (9pm)
Today at Wimbledon (8pm)
James Martin in France (8.30pm)
Presenter Richard Ayoade (9pm)
The secret world of Circus Kids (9pm)
7.00 The One Show Hosted by
Alex Jones and Kevin Duala
7.00 Emmerdale Debbie has to
choose where her loyalties
lie — with Cain or Moira
7.00 Channel 4 News Including
sport and weather
7.30 EastEnders Steven grows
increasingly paranoid when
he is unable to find Lauren
7.30 Eat, Shop, Save New series.
Helping families get fitter
and eat better. Presented by
Ranvir Singh (1/4)
7.00 Police Interceptors Jim and
the team take to the road to
spring a trap on suspected
drug dealers, while Dan and
Gordy track down a man seen
roaming the streets armed
with two knives (9/12) (r);
followed by 5 News Update
8.00 Money’s Too Tight to Mention:
On Benefits A couple who
think their house is haunted,
and a man who suffered
multiple injuries in a motorbike
accident. Last in the series;
followed by 5 News Update
8.00 Emmerdale Aaron struggles to
cope with Rebecca’s pregnancy
and his need for drugs
8.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming
Officers deal with squatters
who have barricaded
themselves inside a south
London building, and Tommy
and Craig meet a dealer who
sold a potentially lethal
second-hand car (1/3)
8.00 Today at Wimbledon
Clare Balding introduces
highlights of the 10th day’s play
on the famous grass courts,
where the ladies’ semi-final
singles matches were due to
take place. Plus, there’s a
round-up of the day’s headlines
8.30 James Martin’s French
Adventure The chef visits
locations that inspired his
culinary career (1/10)
8.00 Who Wants My Council House?
Documentary following five
households looking to swap
their council house, a process
that involves tenants showing
each other around their homes
before deciding whether to
exchange. See Viewing Guide
9.00 Who Do You Think You Are?
Craig Revel Horwood returns to
his native Australia to find out
more about his grandparents’
families, curious to know if any
of his ancestors were also
involved in entertainment.
See Viewing Guide (2/10)
9.00 Horizon: Dippy and the Whale
Documentary following the
Natural History Museum’s
replacement of its famous
dinosaur skeleton cast in the
entrance hall with the real
skeleton of a blue whale.
See Viewing Guide
9.00 Killer Women with Piers
Morgan Piers hears the story of
Ashley Humphrey, who in 2003
shot dead barmaid Sandee
Rozzo, trying to understand
how a seemingly innocent
20-year-old woman could end
up committing murder (4/5)
9.00 The Crystal Maze: Celebrity
Special Richard Ayoade guides
Andrea McLean, Spencer
Matthews, Tom Allen, Stacey
Solomon and Joe Swash around
the four zones, tackling various
challenges to win the allimportant crystals
9.00 Circus Kids: Our Secret World
Fifteen-year-old aerialist
Imogene is offered a job at
Russell’s Circus, which will
mean living on her own, and
14-year-old knife-thrower
Edward demonstrates his
impressive skills (2/3)
10.00 BBC News at Ten; followed by
BBC Regional News; Weather
10.00 Mock the Week With James
Acaster, Tom Allen, Nish Kumar
and Tiff Stevenson (6/12)
10.00 ITV News at Ten; followed by
Regional News and Weather
10.00 Naked Attraction Adele
from Scotland and Jack from
Manchester are invited to
choose a potential new partner
based on their naked bodies
— and then even things up by
getting their own kits off (3/5)
10.00 Big Brother Daily round-up of
highlights, revealing how the
housemates are getting on
under the all-seeing eye of Big
Brother, featuring the latest
tasks, arguments, diary room
visits and bedroom chit-chat.
Narrated by Marcus Bentley
11.05 Real, Fake or Unknown
Proving the authenticity of
internet promotional videos,
featuring a European video
advertising a new extreme
sport and a commercial for a
jet-powered hoverboard (3/6)
11.05 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side
Rylan Clark-Neal presents the
BB companion show, including
celebrity fans’ thoughts on the
latest developments in the
run-up to tomorrow’s eviction
and behind-the-scenes insights
12.10am First Dates (r) 1.05 Bizarre ER.
Documentary 1.55 One Born Every
Minute (r) 2.50 Epidemic: When
Britain Fought Aids (r) 3.45 The
Supervet (r) 4.35 Secrets of Britain’s
New Homes: Channel 4 Dispatches (r)
5.05 Location, Location, Location (r)
12.05am SuperCasino 3.10 The Hotel
Inspector. Alex Polizzi heads to
Colliters Brook Farm near Bristol (r)
4.00 Now That’s Funny! Internetsourced videos (r) (SL) 4.45 House
Doctor (r) (SL) 5.10 Great Artists (r)
(SL) 5.35 Wildlife SOS (r) (SL)
10.45 Murdered for Being Different
Fact-based drama about an
attack in which a young woman
was kicked to death by a gang
of thugs, while her boyfriend
was beaten into a coma — all
because they were dressed as
goths. See Viewing Guide
11.45 This Week Andrew Neil
introduces a round-table chat,
in which he, Michael Portillo
and other guests take a look
back at the past seven days’
political and parliamentary
developments
12.35am Weather for the Week
Ahead 12.40 BBC News
10.30 Newsnight The day’s events
presented by Kamal Ahmed
10.45 Regional Programme
11.15 The Drug Trial: Emergency at
the Hospital In 2006, eight
healthy men took part in a drug
trial that went wrong. This
docudrama tells the story of
one of the most medical
emergencies in history (r)
11.10 Fearless The US air force lets
Emma meet in secret with
Logan, who tells her he was in a
relationship with Linda, while
Wild rallies support as he
prepares for the leadership
election (5/6) (r)
12.15am Sign Zone: The Week the
Landlords Moved In. A series
challenging landlords to spend a
week living in their own rentals (r)
(SL) 1.15-2.15 Supercharged Otters:
Natural World. Following three
orphaned river otters (r) (SL)
12.10am Jackpot247 3.00 Eat, Shop,
Save. Ranvir Singh presents this show
in which a team of experts give
families an eight-week challenge to
get fitter and eat better, beginning in
Manchester (r) 3.25 ITV Nightscreen
5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show (r) (SL)
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Outlander
Thursday 13 | Primetime digital guide
Caitriona Balfe and Lotte
Verbeek star in the timetravelling romantic drama
More4, 9pm
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7.00pm 100 Days+
7.30 The Sky at Night A series of
minor planets on the edge
of the solar system (R)
8.00 Castles: Britain’s Fortified
History A look at how
some castles were
transformed into palaces.
Last in the series (R)
9.00 Decoding Disaster:
A Timewatch Guide New
series. How documentarymakers have interpreted
natural disasters. See
Viewing Guide (1/4)
10.00 Atlantis: The Evidence An
investigation into how a
tsunami may have inspired
the legend of Atlantis (R)
11.00 The Bermuda Triangle:
Beneath the Waves
Exploration of the
mysterious region (R)
12.00-1.00am Infested! Living
with Parasites Possible
benefits of parasites to
human health (R)
6.05pm Heartbeat Crane and
Merton have their hands full
when a sniper strikes during
a clay-pigeon shoot, and
Bellamy’s fiery temper
makes matters worse (R)
7.05 Murder, She Wrote Jessica
uncovers bitter rivalry at an
ice-cream company and the
reasons behind it (R)
8.05 Endeavour The detective
discovers dark secrets in a
family-run supermarket, as
he investigates a possible
connection to a fire that
killed an artist who was
involved with political
activists (2/4) (R)
10.00 Law & Order: UK The
evacuation of a hospital
leads to the discovery of a
suspicious death (1/7) (R)
11.00-1.00am Wire in the Blood
Tony investigates two
copycat killings in which the
victims have been raped
and strangled (R)
6.55pm The Supervet A champion
running dog is admitted to
see if the team can fix its
abnormal elbow joint (R)
7.55 Grand Designs Kevin
McCloud meets a couple
trying to build a
contemporary mansion on a
south London estate, but
are struggling with the
dozens of design decisions
they must make (R)
9.00 Outlander Claire’s healing
abilities puts her at odds
with the town priest after
she saves the life of a boy,
and deepens the suspicions
against her (3/16)
10.15 24 Hours in Police Custody
A man arrives at Luton
police station claiming to
have escaped from a
slave-owning gang (R)
11.20-12.20am 24 Hours in A&E
A scaffolder arrives at the
hospital after suffering a
head injury (R)
6.35pm FILM The Best Exotic
Marigold Hotel (12, 2011)
Seven English pensioners
decide to make a fresh start
by moving to India to live in
a dilapidated hotel. Comedy
drama starring Judi Dench,
Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and
Dev Patel. See Film Choice
9.00 FILM Dawn of the Planet of
the Apes (12, 2014) The
leader of a colony of
intelligent apes tries to
prevent his tribe going to
war against the human race.
Sci-fi thriller sequel starring
Andy Serkis and Jason
Clarke. See Film Choice
11.35-1.30am FILM Killing Them
Softly (18, 2012) A Mob
hitman is sent to kill two
petty crooks, but
jeopardises the job by
involving a washed-up old
friend. Crime thriller starring
Brad Pitt and James
Gandolfini. See Film Choice
7.00pm The Simpsons (R)
7.30 Pixar’s Greatest Moments
Alex Zane counts down the
Top 20 moments in the
history of the animation
studio, from its short films to
blockbusters including Toy
Story and Finding Nemo
9.00 Dogs: An Amazing Animal
Family New series.
Patrick Aryee embarks
on a journey through the
canine family tree (1/3)
10.00 A League of Their Own:
US Road Trip 2.0 Another
selection of out-takes,
pranks and behind-thescenes antics (6/7) (R)
11.00 The Simpsons Lisa’s guinea
pig destroys a painting in
the family’s living room (R)
11.30 The Simpsons Another trio
of Hallowe’en stories (R)
12.00-1.00am The Force:
Manchester Following
the work of Greater
Manchester Police (R)
7.00pm CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation An elderly
cancer patient is murdered
by the miniatures killer, and
Greg attends a hearing to
ascertain his culpability in
the death of teenager
Demetrius James (R)
8.00 Blue Bloods Danny and
Jackie’s investigations into a
domestic abuse case take
an unexpected twist when
they lead to a high-ranking
councilman who is one of
Frank’s friends (R)
9.00 Riviera Georgina uses the
Clios Foundation’s gala as
an opportunity to pin down
a person of interest (5/10)
10.00 Game of Thrones: The Story
So Far A chance to catch up
with events from the first six
series of the drama (R)
11.30-12.30am Thronecast: War
Room Discussion about
the seventh season of
Game of Thrones (R)
ITV2
ITV4
E4
5STAR
5USA
Drama
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7.00pm 100% You’ve Been
Framed! Gold Comical clips of
holidays and stage performances
8.00 Two and a Half Men
8.30 Two and a Half Men
9.00 Love Island The final draws
ever closer as the remaining
islanders vie for the £50,000 prize
10.00 CelebAbility With Joey
Essex, Jade Jones, AJ Odudu, Josh
Cuthbert and Ampika Pickston
10.50 Family Guy
11.20 Family Guy
11.45-12.15am Family Guy
7.00pm Tour de France Highlights
Action from stage 12, shown live
earlier from 9.45am
8.00 Live World Series of Darts:
Las Vegas The North American
Championship. Coverage of the
event, as eight qualifiers battle it
out to determine who will
represent North America at the
2018 World Darts Championship
12.00-1.00am The Hand of God:
30 Years On A look back at
England v Argentina during the
1986 FIFA World Cup
7.00pm Hollyoaks Cindy hires
Leela as her cleaner
7.30 The Goldbergs
8.00 The Big Bang Theory
8.30 Kevin Can Wait
9.00 New Girl Reagan lands
Nick a book signing
9.30 New Girl Valentine’s Day
proves lonely for Jess
10.00 First Dates USA A radio host
meets one of her listeners
11.00 The Big Bang Theory
11.30 The Big Bang Theory
12.00-1.00am Gogglebox
6.30pm Home and Away
7.05 Dance Moms A new girl
auditions for Abby’s team
8.00 Dance Moms Abby assigns
Brynn a dance inspired by an old
Maddie routine
9.00 FILM The Equalizer (15, 2014)
When a secret agent-turnedvigilante kills the man he sees
beating up a prostitute, he is drawn
into a battle to the death with a
Russian crime syndicate. Action
starring Denzel Washington
11.40-12.15am South Park
7.00pm NCIS The team provides
protection for a pregnant marine
8.00 NCIS The team crosses paths
with missing NCIS agent EJ Barrett
9.00 Chicago PD The cops search
for a missing woman after a
carjacking gone wrong
10.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Novak tries to track
down Benson. Crime drama
11.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Crime drama
12.00-12.55am Law & Order:
Criminal Intent Piper Perabo stars
6.40pm Last of the Summer Wine
Compo’s nephew gets married
7.20 Keeping Up Appearances
Hyacinth continues her search
for a small country retreat
8.00 Hetty Wainthropp
Investigates Robert’s brother
comes to stay — and presents the
private detective with another case
9.00 New Tricks The squad
reinvestigates the disappearance
of a political activist
10.00 Jonathan Creek
11.20-12.35am Jonathan Creek
Yesterday
Spike
Dave
PBS America
Sky Arts
Sky Living
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7.00pm Coast The team explores
how winter affects the coast
8.00 The True Story of Mary
Celeste Investigating the mystery
of the deserted ship
9.00 The Two Ronnies Comedy
9.50 The Best of Tommy Cooper
Comedy highlights
10.20 To the Manor Born
11.00 Coast The team explores
how winter affects the coast
12.00-1.00am WW2 Air Crash
Detectives Investigating airmen’s
deaths during the conflict
7.00pm Sinkholes: Buried Alive
The underlying forces behind
these natural disasters
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
A debtor in Manchester deploys a
range of stalling tactics on officers
10.00 World’s Scariest Weather
11.00 The X-Files Mulder switches
bodies with an Area 51 agent
12.00-1.00am The Kennedy
Killing: The CIA Conspiracy
7.00pm Sin City Motors Reality
show following the exploits of car
fabricator Steve Darnell
8.00 Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit With
Liza Tarbuck and Jamali Maddix
9.00 Not Going Out Lucy needs
help writing an important speech
9.40 Not Going Out Lucy
announces plans to get married
10.20 Not Going Out: The
Out-Takes Unscripted moments
from the hit sitcom
11.00 Mock the Week
11.40-12.20am QI
6.35pm Kingdom of David: The
Saga of the Israelites The cultural
clashes between Romans and Jews
7.50 Secrets Beneath the Ice The
potential impact of Antarctica’s ice
melting on coastal cities
9.00 Napoleon Examining the
doomed invasion of Spain
10.15 Einsatzgruppen: Nazi Death
Squads The history of the
infamous Nazi paramilitary units
concludes. Last in the series
11.30-12.50am Secrets Beneath
the Ice Documentary
7.00pm The Art Show Charming
Baker examines Jason deCaires
Taylor’s underwater sculpture in
Lanzarote, and Will Best and Kate
Bryan head to Istanbul
8.00 Master of Photography The
finalists must present photos that
offer an unusual or meaningful
insight into a European or
Mediterranean ethnic minority,
before the winner is announced.
9.00-12.05am Heimat Anton and
his brother Ernst attempt to deal
with their business woes
7.00pm Sun, Sea and A&E Hospital
staff race to save an unconscious
boy who was pulled from a pool
8.00 Elementary Shinwell is
framed for a gang killing
9.00 How to Get Away with
Murder New series. The law
students struggle to move on as
they enter their second year
10.00 Criminal Minds The agents
suspect two killers may be
operating at the same time
11.00 Criminal Minds
12.00-1.00am Grey’s Anatomy
Fox
Discovery
Nat Geographic
Comedy Central
Gold
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7.00pm NCIS Double bill
9.00 Family Guy
9.30 Family Guy
10.00 American Dad!
10.30 Family Guy
11.00 Family Guy
11.30 Family Guy
12.00-12.15am Your Pretty Face Is
Going to Hell Comedy
7.00pm Fast N’ Loud
8.00 Extreme Car Hoarders
Restoration of a 1957 Thunderbird
9.00 Deadliest Catch
10.00 Yukon Men New series.
Tanana’s villagers face a new
threat in the form of outsiders
11.00 Naked and Afraid XL
12.00-1.00am Deadliest Catch
7.00pm Air Crash Investigation
Chalk’s Ocean Airways Flight 101
8.00 Supercar Megabuild
A transporter for supercars
9.00 Wicked Tuna Only a few
days remain in the season
10.00 Banged Up Abroad
11.00 Air Crash Investigation
12.00-12.30am Science of Stupid
7.00pm Friends Four episodes
9.00 FILM Step Brothers (15,
2008) Two infantile grown men
become stepbrothers, leading to
an absurd rivalry. Comedy starring
Will Ferrell and John C Reilly
11.00 Bad Robots
11.30 Bad Robots
12.00-12.30am The Daily Show
7.00pm The Vicar of Dibley The
villagers set up a radio station
7.40 Fawlty Towers
8.20 The Thin Blue Line
9.00 Come Fly with Me
9.40 Gavin & Stacey
10.20 Live at the Apollo
11.20 Mrs Brown’s Boys
12.00-12.45am The Young Ones
7.00pm One Born Every Minute
8.00 MasterChef USA The finalists
present their three-course meals to
the judges. Last in the series
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 Tom Hanks
Sky Family
Sky Action
Sky Select
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6.00pm The Girl with All the Gifts
(15, 2016) Horror thriller starring
Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine,
Glenn Close and Sennia Nanua
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 Pet (18, 2016) Horror thriller
starring Dominic Monaghan
11.55-1.40am Dog Eat Dog (18,
2016) Thriller starring Nicolas Cage
6.15pm The Money Pit (15, 1986)
A yuppie couple renovate a
ramshackle old house. Comedy
with Tom Hanks and Shelley Long
8.00 Bridge of Spies (12, 2015) A
lawyer is hired to defend a Soviet
spy, an assignment that leads to a
prisoner exchange. Fact-based
Cold War drama with Tom Hanks,
Mark Rylance and Austin Stowell
10.25-1.15am Saving Private Ryan
(15, 1998) Steven Spielberg’s
Second World War drama starring
Tom Hanks and Matt Damon
6.00pm The Water Horse: Legend
of the Deep (PG, 2007) Fantasy
adventure starring Alex Etel
8.00 Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG, 2016)
Animated comedy sequel with
the voice of Jack Black
9.40 Beethoven (U, 1992) A family
adopts a huge St Bernard, but the
father is dismayed when it turns
into a one-dog disaster zone.
Comedy starring Charles Grodin
11.10-1.00am Twins (PG, 1988)
Comedy starring Arnold
Schwarzenegger
6.25pm Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Man’s Chest (12, 2006)
Captain Jack Sparrow battles to
save his soul from the legendary
Davy Jones. Adventure sequel with
Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom
9.00 The Legend Of Tarzan
(12, 2016) Years after leaving
his old home behind, Tarzan is
lured back to Africa. Adventure
starring Alexander Skarsgård
11.00-1.05am Batman Forever
(12, 1995) Superhero sequel with
Val Kilmer and Tommy Lee Jones
5.30pm The White Ribbon (15,
2009) Mystery starring Christian
Friedel, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich
Tukur and Ursina Lardi
8.00 Dazed and Confused (18,
1993) Texas teenagers enjoy the
last day of school in 1976, while
new students suffer a series of
pranks. Richard Linklater’s comedy
drama starring Ben Affleck and
Matthew McConaughey
9.50-12.20am Babel (15, 2006)
Drama starring Brad Pitt, Cate
Blanchett and Gael García Bernal
Patrick Aryee presents a new
series about Dogs: An Amazing
Animal Family (Sky1, 9pm)
Film4
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Sky Atlantic
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Thursday 13
Sports guide
Live Golf
Sky Sports 4, 10.30am
Radio guide
Radio 1
The European Tour continues
as golf ’s finest travel to
Dundonald Links in Ayrshire for
the Scottish Open. The field
includes the 2016 Open
winner Henrik Stenson, and the
former Masters champ Adam
Scott. Also starting today is the
US Women’s Open (7pm), the
third major of the season.
Brittany Lang, pictured, will
be defending her title at the
Trump National Golf Club in
Bedminster, New Jersey. JC
FM: 96.7-99.8 MHz
6.33am Nick Grimshaw 10.00
Clara Amfo 12.45pm Newsbeat
1.00 Scott Mills 4.00 Dev 5.45
Newsbeat 6.00 Dev 7.00 Annie
Mac 9.00 Radio 1’s Artist
Takeover with 10.02 BBC Radio
1’s Residency: Kolsch 12.00
BBC Radio 1’s Residency:
Helena Hauff 1.00am Toddla T
4.00 Adele Roberts
Radio 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
Sky Sports 1
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9.00am Premier League
World The latest news
9.30 Premier League 100
Club Alan Shearer
10.00 Premier League Years
12.00 Football’s Greatest
Teams Double bill
1.00pm Great Sporting
Moments Four shows
2.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
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 Sol Campbell
6.30 Football’s Greatest
Teams Archive action
7.00 LIVE Betfred Super
League: Wigan Warriors v
Warrington Wolves (Kick-off
8.00). Coverage of the
top-flight match in the
penultimate round of
regular-season fixtures
10.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
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 England v New Zealand
11.00 Cricket’s Greatest
12.00 NatWest T20
Blast Cricket
3.45pm Sporting Triumphs
4.00 Great Sporting
Moments Four shows
5.00 ICC Women’s World Cup
6.00 LIVE NatWest T20 Blast
Cricket: Middlesex v Surrey
9.30 ATP Tour Uncovered
10.00 World Rugby Show
10.30 ATP Tour Uncovered
11.00-2.30am NatWest
T20 Blast Cricket
Sky Sports 3
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9.00am Time of Our Lives
10.00 GAA Weekly Round-Up
11.00 Racing News
11.30 Sporting Rivalries
12.30pm Sporting Triumphs
1.00 NFL: America’s Game
2.00 Sporting Records
3.00 Great Sporting
Moments Four shows
4.00 Sporting Heroes:
Stuart Barnes Interviews
Martin Pipe
5.00 Event Riders Masters
6.00 ATP Tour Uncovered
6.30 World Rugby Show
7.00 LIVE Star Sixes Football
Coverage of day one of the
six-a-side tournament at
The O2 in London
11.00 Event Riders Masters
12.00-12.15am Betfred Super
League Highlights
Sky Sports 4
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10.30am-6.30pm LIVE
European Tour Golf:
The Aberdeen Asset
Management Scottish Open
7.00-Midnight LIVE US
Women’s Open Golf Day one
from Bedminster, New Jersey
Sky Sports F1
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3.00pm-4.00 LIVE F1 Drivers
Press Conference The drivers
answer questions ahead of
the British Grand Prix
BT Sport 1
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9.45am Hockey
10.45 LIVE Hockey: Ireland v
Egypt (Push-back 11.00)
1.00pm LIVE Hockey: Japan v
France (Push-back 1.00)
3.00 LIVE Hockey: Spain v
Australia (Push-back 3.00).
Coverage of the Pool A match
in the Men’s Hockey World
League semi-finals
5.00 LIVE Hockey: South
Africa v Germany (Push-back
5.00). Coverage of the Pool B
match in the Men’s Hockey
World League semi-finals
7.00 The Clare Balding Show
8.00 BT Sport Fight Night
10.00 30 for 30
11.00 ESPN Classic Boxing
11.30-12.30am The Clare
Balding Show
1.30-4.30 LIVE CFL: Winnipeg
Blue Bombers v Toronto
Argonauts (Kick-off 1.30)
Eurosport 1
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9.45am-4.30pm LIVE Cycling:
Tour de France Coverage of
stage 12 of the race
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 Bob Harris Country 8.00
Jo Whiley 10.00 The Arts Show
with Jonathan Ross 12.00 The
Tommy Sandhu House Party (r)
Radio 3
FM: 90.2-92.4 MHz
6.30am Breakfast
9.00 Essential Classics
12.00 Composer of the
Week: Messiaen
1.00pm News
1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert Festival artists
Castalian Quartet perform
Ades’s Four Quarters; an
evocation of a day cycle,
followed by Mozart’s
masterwork for clarinet and
string quartet with Julian Bliss
2.00 Afternoon on 3 Verdi’s
opera Falstaff, based on
Shakespeare’s comedy
The Merry Wives of Windsor
and scenes from Henry IV
4.30 In Tune
6.30 Composer of the
Week: Messiaen (r)
7.30 Radio 3 in Concert Eric
Whitacre conducts the BBC
Singers in a programme
featuring Arvo Pärt’s Passio
and the UK premiere of
Whitacre’s I Fall
10.00 Free Thinking.
See Choice
10.45 The Essay: The Love
That Wrote Its Name
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 The Long View
9.30 One to One New series.
Mark Steel talks to former
footballer Graeme Le Saux.
9.45 (LW) Daily Service
9.45 Book of the Week:
RisingTideFallingStar
By Philip Hoare. Tobias
Menzies reads from the
author’s work examining his
passions for the sea (4/5)
Today’s picks
Free Thinking
Radio 3, 10pm
The Pin
Radio 4, 6.30pm
You don’t tend to think of the
Victorian poet Matthew Arnold
as a left-wing tub-thumper, but
read his little-known essay on
culture and you start to think he
would do well at a Corbyn rally.
“The people who believe most
that our greatness and welfare
are proved by our being very
rich, and who most give their lives and thoughts to becoming
rich, are just the very people whom we call Philistines.” As a
medicine against this moral and spiritual degradation, Arnold,
pictured, prescribed “culture” — by which he meant not saying
the odd clever thing in Latin, but instead “the best which has
been thought and said in the world” that is to be found in
European literature and history. That, Arnold felt, would stiffen
our sinews and improve our morals. Here, the journalist Simon
Heffer, the novelist Stella Duffy and the academic Will Abberley
discuss Arnold the Red. Catherine Nixey
Radio 4 comedy is always hit
and miss, and admittedly this
double-act show with Alex
Owen and Ben Ashenden
does have some misses. It
also has an odd charm,
though, something that keeps
you listening — and some real
hits. A sketch they do about
Shakespeare, James I and
bear-baiting is exquisitely silly
and very funny. While most
Radio 4 comedies make you
feel as though you are
hearing a student revue (and
not in a good way), this makes
you feel more as though you
might be hearing the next
Mitchell and Webb. 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 (9/10)
11.00 From Our Own
Correspondent
11.30 The Black Chair
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 Road to St Davids (r)
3.00 Open Country
3.27 Radio 4 Appeal
3.30 Open Book (r)
4.00 The Film Programme
4.30 BBC Inside Science
5.00 PM With Eddie Mair
5.54 (LW) Shipping Forecast
6.00 Six O’Clock News
6.30 The Pin. See Choice
7.00 The Archers Lilian has
got her hands full
7.15 Front Row
7.45 Tales of the City: The
Days of Anna Madrigal
8.00 The Briefing Room
8.30 The Bottom Line
9.00 BBC Inside Science (r)
9.30 The Long View (r)
10.00 The World Tonight
10.45 Book at Bedtime:
Dangerous Visions:
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury’s
dystopian sci-fi classic.
Faber has done what he
can to help Montag (9/10)
11.00 Daphne Sounds
Expensive
11.30 Today in Parliament
12.00 News Headlines
12.30am Book of the Week:
RisingTideFallingStar (r)
12.48 Shipping Forecast
1.00 As BBC World Service
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
12.00 Live Wimbledon. With
Eleanor Oldroyd and Tony
Livesey 5.30pm 5 Live Drive
7.00 5 Live Sport 7.30 Live
6-Love-6. John McEnroe
answers listeners’ calls 8.30
5 Live Cycling 9.00 5 Live
Formula 1 10.00 Adrian
Goldberg 1.00am Up All Night
TalkSport
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 Adrian Durham 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 Marriage Lines 8.30
The Goon Show 9.00 Act Your
Age 9.30 HR 10.00 Mansfield
Park 11.00 Short Works: The
World of Somerset Maugham
11.15 A Little Bit of Latitude
12.00 Marriage Lines
12.30pm The Goon Show
1.00 Dissolution 1.15 Wide
Sargasso Sea 1.30 Arch Rivals
2.00 Summer Lies 2.15 Plants:
From Roots to Riches 2.30
The Dogs and the Wolves
2.45 Burying the Typewriter
3.00 Mansfield Park 4.00 Act
Your Age 4.30 HR 5.00
Richard Barton: General
Practitioner! 5.30 Paul Sinha’s
History Revision 6.00
Paradise Lost in Cyberspace
6.30 Great Lives 7.00
Marriage Lines 7.30 The Goon
Show 8.00 Dissolution 8.15
Wide Sargasso Sea 8.30 Arch
Rivals 9.00 Short Works: The
World of Somerset Maugham
9.15 A Little Bit of Latitude
10.00 Comedy Club: Paul
Sinha’s History Revision 10.30
Thom Tuck Goes Straight to
DVD 11.00 And Now in Colour
11.30 Shedtown
Digital only
9.00am News 9.06 The
Thought Show 10.00 World
Update 11.00 The Newsroom
11.30 The Food Chain 12.00
News 12.06pm Outlook 1.00
The Newsroom 1.30
Assignment 2.00 Newshour
3.00 News 3.06 The Inquiry
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 The Inquiry 8.30
Science in Action 9.00
Newshour 10.00 News 10.06
Assignment 10.30 The Food
Chain 11.00 The Newsroom
11.20 Sports News 11.30
Business 12.00 News
12.06am The Thought Show
1.00 News 1.06 Business
Matters 2.00 News 2.06 The
Newsroom 2.30 Assignment
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Books 3.30 World Football
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10.00 Lauren Laverne
1.00pm Mark Radcliffe and
Stuart Maconie 4.00 Steve
Lamacq 7.00 Vic Galloway
9.00 Gideon Coe 12.00 Steve
Lamacq 1.00am A Punk Tale
of Two Cities
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.
Catherine Bott looks at
independent classical music
festivals taking place across
the country this summer, and
features works by Leonard
Cohen, Haydn, Schubert and
Paul Mealor 10.00 Smooth
Classics 1.00am Jane Jones
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Critic’s choice
First Night of the Proms
BBC Four, 8pm/BBC Two, 9pm
And we’re off! A BBC Proms
season of more than 90
concerts begins tonight when
Edward Gardner gives the
downbeat on a world
premiere, Tom Coult’s St John’s
Dance. In recent years the
Proms has spread its tentacles
into other BBC franchises.
Thankfully, this year we have
been spared the first Casualty
Prom, Line of Duty Prom or
University Challenge Prom, as
the newish director of the
festival, David Pickard, stamps
his authority on the series. He
has clamped down on the tieins without closing the door to
non-classical interlopers: the
season includes a tribute to
Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy
Gillespie, a performance of
Oklahoma! and a celebration
of Stax Records, the seminal
soul label. As well as Isaac
Hayes, there’s Joseph Haydn
on the Proms bill, and
with visits from the Royal
Concertgebouw, the Vienna
Philharmonic and the
orchestra of La Scala, classical
fans can enjoy some top-class
foreign ensembles as well as
(most of) Britain’s leading
orchestras. Every Prom is
broadcast live on Radio 3 and
many are televised on BBC
Four. Throughout the season,
the reliable Katie Derham will
be hosting Proms Extra on
Saturday nights on BBC Two,
a chance to catch up on
highlights of the week gone
by. Tonight’s First Night with
Gardner, the BBC Symphony
Orchestra and Chorus is a
surprisingly swift curtainraiser: after Coult’s premiere,
the Russian-German
wunderkind pianist Igor Levit,
pictured, will be tripping
through Beethoven’s Third
Piano Concerto, followed by a
performance of John Adams’s
minimalist paragon,
Harmonium. Neil Fisher
Further recommendations
The BBC Big Band celebrate the Brooklyn-born composer and
lyricist Harry Warren in Friday Night is Music Night (Radio 2, 8pm)
Formula 1: British
Grand Prix
World Para
Athletics
Count Arthur
Strong
The Barbara
Windsor Story
Films of the day
Channel 4, 8.55am/12.55pm
Channel 4, 7.30pm
BBC One, 8.30pm
Channel 5, 8.30pm
Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm
The British Grand Prix is a
full-on Silverstone festival
these days. Campers are today
treated to the sounds of
the 1980s pop acts Modern
Romance and Aswad, but this
morning’s live coverage is all
about the racing — specifically
the practice sessions. Sebastian
Vettel’s road-rage incident with
Lewis Hamilton in Azerbaijan
last week is the talk of Formula
One. Niki Lauda says: “Lewis
will hit Sebastian one day, not
with a car but with a fist.” No
one wants that, but their rivalry
has hyped up this year’s race
very nicely. James Jackson
Sport can be a national tonic in
difficult times. Ed Warner, the
co-chairman of London 2017,
says the para athletics could
put a smile on people’s faces as
a “fillip after terrible events in
recent weeks in all sorts of
different ways”. Inspiring
exertions won’t be in short
supply as day one from the
Olympic Park gets under way,
with Britain’s Jo Butterfield
defending her club throw title
and the track queen Hannah
Cockroft — along with fellow
Brits Kare Adenegan and Carly
Tait — battling it out in the
100m. JJ
The sitcom’s move to
primetime BBC One has
resulted in the humour moving
up a gear, mining the (very)
silly within its smartly written
mayhem. The finale is no
exception. The opening scene,
involving a cold call to Arthur’s
home that goes irresistibly
awry, is a showcase for his gifts
for complete misunderstanding.
Arthur and his café chums’ trip
to a safari park then allows for
the usual farcical escalation,
with a small fire breaking out in
their car while they’re in a field
full of lions. Somehow there’s
pathos, too, in the daftness. JJ
Another doting Channel 5
profile of a national treasure:
Barbara Windsor, aka the
“pocket rocket” or “pint-sized
powerhouse with a supersized
heart” — take your pick from
the dozens of perky epithets
used in the voiceover. From her
beginnings as a born show-off
in wartorn London to Carry On
stardom, it’s a familiar tale to
those who watched the recent
drama Babs. However, there
are fun clips and some classy
contributors — Michael Sheen,
for example, explains why her
serious acting credentials
shouldn’t be underestimated. JJ
Catch
up
Banshee
Sky Box Sets
Co-produced by Alan Ball
of Six Feet Under and True
Blood fame, Banshee,
which ran for four
seasons between
2013 and 2016, is
wham-bam
entertainment. A
convict (Antony
Starr, pictured)
gets out of prison
after 15 years and
ends up assuming
the identity of a
sheriff in the small
town of Banshee, Pennsylvania.
He arrived in town seeking
his former girlfriend (Ivana
Milicevic), an ace safe-cracker
and martial arts expert.
However, in his newfound role he is
charged with bringing
down the local crime
boss (Ulrich Thomsen),
an erstwhile member of
the
t Amish community
who runs his
nefarious
operations out of
a slaughterhouse.
It’s a stylised,
super-violent,
high-octane
action drama;
the pilot won
an Emmy for its
visual effects. Joe Clay
Variations
● BBC2 Scotland As BBC Two except:
11.05pm TRNSMT 1.05am Top of the Lake
(r) 2.05-2.35 Sign Zone: Britain’s Food &
Farming: The Brexit Effect — Panorama (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 family of
swans needs to be relocated after
straying too far from home 12.10am After
Midnight 1.40 ITV Nightscreen 4.35 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (r) 5.30-6.00
Teleshopping. Buying goods from home
● UTV As ITV London except: 1.00am
Teleshopping 2.00-3.00 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 (r) 7.15
Blero yn Mynd i Ocido (r) 7.25 Twm Tisian
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Cymylaubychain (r) 8.00 Stiw (r)
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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) 11.30 Straeon Ty Pen (r) 11.50
Cymylaubychain (r) 12.00 Heno (r)
12.30pm O’r Galon: Tu ol i’r Graith (r) 1.00
News S4C a’r Tywydd 1.05 Prynhawn Da.
Magazine programme featuring a
selection of tips and advice about
anything from gardening to fashion 2.00
Live Seiclo: Le Tour de France. Coverage
of stage 13 of the most prestigious race
on the calendar, featuring a 101km
journey from Saint-Girons to Foix.
Subsequent programmes subject to
change 4.30 Cyw (r) 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil
5.05 Tag 5.45 Gwboi a Twm Twm (r) 6.00
News S4C a’r Tywydd 6.05 Cwpwrdd
Dillad. Featuring a man obsessed with
buying shirts (r) 6.30 Garddio a Mwy.
Meinir Gwilym tries her hand at building a
stylish garden bench (r) 7.00 Heno 8.00
Pobol y Cwm 8.25 3 Lle: Ffion Davis 9.00
News 9 a’r Tywydd 9.30 Y Goeden Faled
(r) 10.00 Seiclo: Le Tour de France
10.30-11.35 Medal Aur Owain Doull (r)
(AD) Audio description (HD) High Definition
(r) repeat (SL) In-vision signing
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (15, 2016)
This music-industry comedy aspires to be This Is Spinal Tap for the
Instagram generation. It’s not as funny (which film is?), but there
are some moments that will raise a laugh. Written, directed by
and starring the Saturday Night Live trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva
Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, it focuses on the Style Boyz, a Beastie
Boys-like band of nerdy white rappers. After an acrimonious split,
Kid Conner (Samberg) goes on to global solo success. Deadpan
cameos come from 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Michael Bolton and
Justin Timberlake. Plus, as with Spinal Tap, the songs are often
funny and of reasonable musical merit. (87min) Ed Potton
The Transporter (15, 2002)
Film4, 9pm
If you have ever wondered why
Jason Statham is one of the UK’s
most bankable stars, look no
farther. The Statham technique of
playing exactly the same character
in everything he appears in is
showcased perfectly in this
Euro-thriller. Statham, pictured,
plays Frank Martin, a former Special Forces operative turned
specialist delivery service. If you need an item driven at high
speed in a flashy BMW around precipitous windy roads in the
south of France, Frank’s your man. The fight sequences are
outstanding. Statham can beat up a bad guy using just a T-shirt,
some engine oil and a sneer. He did all his own stunts, including
most of the driving in the car-chase scenes. (92min) Wendy Ide
I am a Camera (12, 1955)
Talking Pictures, 10pm
Christopher Isherwood’s novella Goodbye to Berlin was adapted in
1951 by John Van Druten, for his play I am a Camera. Yet both of
these, and this 1955 film adaptation, have been consumed by
another work inspired by them, Cabaret. However, Henry
Cornelius’s comedy-drama is well worth a look, not least for Julie
Harris’s captivating, if a little OTT, performance as Sally Bowles (a
role she also played on stage in Van Druten’s original). Laurence
Harvey takes the role of Isherwood, the English writer — and
“confirmed bachelor” — drifting around 1930s Berlin, drinking in all
its Weimar-era pleasures. A curio, perhaps, but essential viewing
for Cabaret fans. (97min) Chris Bennion
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BBC One
BBC Two
ITV
Channel 4
Channel 5
6.00am Breakfast 9.15 Right on the
Money 10.00 Homes Under the
Hammer (r) 11.00 Neighbourhood
Blues (r) 11.45 Rip Off Britain: Holidays
(r) 12.15pm Bargain Hunt 1.00 BBC
News at One; Weather 1.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather 1.45 Live
Wimbledon 2017. Day 11 at SW19,
where the men’s semi-final singles
matches are due to take place. Andy
Murray v Tomas Berdych was the
second of the semi-finals to take place
at last year’s tournament, and after
the Centre Court crowd had been
treated to a five-set thriller that saw
Milos Raonic cause an upset against
the legendary Roger Federer, those in
attendance were hoping a similar fate
would not befall the British number
one 6.00 BBC News at Six; Weather
6.30 BBC Regional News; Weather
6.00am The TV That Made Me (r)
6.30 Right on the Money (r) 7.15
Bargain Hunt (r) 8.00 Sign Zone:
Gardeners’ World (r) (SL) 9.00
Victoria Derbyshire 11.00 BBC
Newsroom Live 11.30 Daily Politics.
Parliamentary proceedings
interspersed with discussions and
interviews 12.30pm Live Wimbledon
2017. Sue Barker introduces the
opening coverage on day 11 at the
All England Club, featuring the latter
stages of the doubles competitions.
The ladies’ doubles semi-finals last
year involved the unseeded Williams
sisters, Venus and Serena. The
American duo defeated the eighthseeded German-Czech pairing of
Julia Goerges and Karolina Pliskova
7-6, 6-4 to advance to their first
Wimbledon doubles final since 2012
6.00am Good Morning Britain 8.30
Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show
10.30 This Morning 12.30pm Loose
Women. The media campaigner Sara
Payne joins the guest panellists 1.30
ITV News; Weather 1.55 Regional
News; Weather 2.00 Judge Rinder.
Real-life cases in a studio courtroom
(r) 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 4.00 Tipping Point. Ben
Shephard hosts the arcade-themed
quiz show in which contestants drop
tokens down a choice of four chutes
in the hope of winning a £10,000
jackpot (r) 5.00 The Chase. Quiz show
(r) 6.00 Regional News; Weather
6.30 ITV News; Weather
6.00am Countdown (r) 6.45 Will &
Grace (r) 7.10 Will & Grace (r) 7.30
Everybody Loves Raymond (r) 7.55
Everybody Loves Raymond (r) 8.25
Everybody Loves Raymond (r)
8.55 Live Formula 1: The British Grand
Prix. Coverage of the first practice
session from the 10th round of the
season at Silverstone. See Viewing
Guide 10.35 Frasier (r) 11.00 A Place in
the Sun: Winter Sun (r) 12.00 Channel
4 News Summary 12.05pm Couples
Come Dine with Me (r) 12.55 Live
Formula 1 British Grand Prix Practice 2
3.00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun (r)
4.00 Best of Both Worlds 5.00 Four in
a Bed (r) 5.30 Come Dine with Me (r)
6.00 The Simpsons. Santa’s Little
Helper is enrolled in the Animal Police
Academy (r) 6.30 Hollyoaks. Cindy
hires Leela as her cleaner
6.00am Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright
Stuff 11.15 House Doctor (r) 12.10pm 5
News Lunchtime 12.15 Big Brother (r)
1.10 Access. Showbiz news and gossip
1.15 Home and Away 1.45 Neighbours
2.15 NCIS. A sailor dies in mysterious
circumstances on a research vessel
(r) 3.15 FILM A Surrogate’s Terror
(12, TVM, 2014) A student agrees to
be a surrogate mother, only to face
an uncertain future when the
prospective parents are killed in a car
crash. Drama starring Cassie Steele
5.00 5 News at 5 5.30 Neighbours.
Terese tells Gary she is working over
the weekend, thus keeping him at a
distance (r) 6.00 Home and Away.
After finding the home where he grew
up, John is hit by the realisation his
dad died in a fire that he probably
started (r) 6.30 5 News Tonight
Will Ferrell and Jon Heder (11.05pm)
Frankie Boyle and guests (10pm)
Chris Eubank Jr prepares (10.40pm)
Hannah Cockroft in action (7.30pm)
The Barbara Windsor Story (8.30pm)
7.00 The One Show Rob Beckett
co-hosts, alongside Alex Jones
7.00 Emmerdale Debbie tries to
downplay her attraction to Ross
7.00 Channel 4 News Including
sport and weather
7.30 Would I Lie to You?
With Nadiya Hussain, Diane
Morgan, Bob Mortimer and
Michael Smiley (2/9) (r)
7.30 Coronation Street Sarah and
Gary beg Mel to tell the police
all she knows
7.30 Live World Para Athletics
Championships London 2017
Coverage of the evening
session on day one of the
Champiionsh
hips, tak
king pllace att
The London Stadium in Queen
Elizabeth Olympic Park. The
men’s T12 100m is due to get
under way this evening, with
five heats in the first round due
to get the action under way
on the track, and later they will
be followed by several heats in
the men’ss T28 800m and the
women’s T47 200m. Several
finals are also scheduled to take
place, with gold medals
awarded in the men’s F46
javelin and T54 100m, as well as
the women’s T34 100m and T15
1500m. See Viewing Guide
7.00 Cricket on 5 England v South
Africa. Highlights of the
opening day’s play in the
second Test of the four-match
series, which took place at
Trent Bridge in Nottingham;
followed by 5 News Update
8.00 EastEnders Lauren prepares
to wave goodbye to Walford
8.00 Today at Wimbledon
Clare Balding and guests look
back at the men’s singles
semi-finals on the famous
grass courts, and preview
tomorrow’s ladies’ singles final
8.00 The Secret World of Posh Pets
A woman considers purchasing
a micro pig (3/6)
9.00 BBC Proms 2017 Katie Derham
introduces further coverage of
the First Night of the Proms
from London’s Royal Albert Hall,
culminating with John Adams’
Harmonium. Part one can be
seen on BBC Four at 8pm.
See Viewing Guide
9.00 Benidorm The Dawson family
claims the loungers left vacant
by the Garveys, while resort
boss Joyce Temple-Savage is
desperate for new staff (1/7) (r)
10.00 BBC News at Ten; followed by
Regional News and Weather;
National Lottery Update
10.00 Frankie Boyle’s New World
Order The comedian tries to
make sense of the world (4/4)
10.00 ITV News at Ten; followed by
Regional News and Weather
10.35 Not Going Out Lucy causes
offence by choosing the wrong
babysitter (2/7) (r)
10.30 Newsnight With Evan Davis
11.05 FILM Blades of Glory (12, 2007)
Rival figure skaters bury the
hatchet after they discover
a loophole enabling them
to compete in the world
championships as a same-sex
pair. Comedy starring Will
Ferrell and Jon Heder
11.05 Top of the Lake Robin
makes a breakthrough in
her investigation and also
rekindles her relationship
with Johnno Mitcham, but
the reopening of old wounds
leads to violence (3/6) (r)
8.30 Count Arthur Strong A birthday
treat for Michael turns into
a battle for survival.
See Viewing Guide (7/7)
9.00 Peter Kay’s Comedy Shuffle
The comedian shines a light
on dieting (4/6)
9.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys Agnes falls
under a hypnotist’s spell (1/6) (r)
12.35am Weather for the Week
Ahead 12.40 BBC News
8.30 Coronation Street
Joe has an offer Gary may
not be able to refuse
10.40The Eubanks A behind-thescenes look at how Chris
Eubank Jr is preparing for his
bout against Arthur Abraham
12.05am Top of the Lake. A violent
incident sees Robin thrown off the
case (r) 1.05 Sign Zone: Britain’s
Food & Farming: The Brexit Effect —
Panorama (r) (SL) 1.35 The Passengers
That Took on the Train Line (r) (SL)
2.35-3.35 Born Too White (r) (SL)
10.00 The Last Leg Adam Hills, Alex
Brooker and Josh Widdicombe
reflect on the highs and lows
from the World Para Athletics
Championships, currently
taking place in London
11.10 Joanna Lumley’s India Joanna
meets the Maharaja of
Dungapur, who shows her
around his lakeside palace,
including the Pleasure Pavilion
and his collection of vintage
cars (2/3) (r)
11.05 Naked Attraction Adele from
Scotland and Jack from
Manchester are invited
to choose a potential new
partner based on their naked
bodies — and then even
things up by getting their own
kits off (3/5) (r)
12.10am Tipping Point. Game show (r)
1.00 Jackpot247. Viewers get the
chance to participate in live
interactive gaming 3.00 Storage
Hoarders. Aggie MacKenzie
challenges hoarders to clear their
clutter (r) (SL) 3.50 ITV Nightscreen
12.10am The Windsors (r) 12.40 8 Out
of 10 Cats 1.25 FILM Vampires Suck
(12, 2010) Spoof comedy starring
Jenn Proske 2.45 The Handmaid’s Tale
(r) 3.40 Shipping Wars UK (r) 4.20
Location, Location, Location (r) 5.15
Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb
8.00 Lip Sync Battle: Vic Reeves v
Johnny Vegas (6/6) (r);
followed by 5 News Update
8.30 The Barbara Windsor Story
Tribute to the actress,
exploring her rise to fame in
the 1960s as the star of the
Carry On films and later
renaissance in the 1990s as
EastEnders’ indomitable
landlady of the Queen Vic.
See Viewing Guide (4/6)
10.00 Big Brother: Live Eviction
Emma Willis announces the
latest housemate to get the
boot and chats to them about
their whole experience
11.30 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side
Rylan Clark-Neal and his guests
discuss tonight’s eviction
12.15am SuperCasino. Viewers get
the chance to take part in live
gaming 3.10 Big Brother: Eviction (r)
4.20 Lip Sync Battle: Vic Reeves v
Johnny Vegas (r) 4.45 House Doctor
(r) (SL) 5.10 Great Artists (r) (SL)
5.35 Wildlife SOS (r) (SL)
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Angus Young
Friday 14 | Primetime digital guide
A performance by the
AC/DC axeman features in
Great Guitar Riffs at the BBC
BBC Four, 10pm
FV Freeview FS Freesat
BBC Four
ITV3
More4
Film4
Sky1
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
7.30 Top of the Pops: 1984
Galaxy, the Weather Girls,
Sade and Bananarama
8.00 BBC Proms 2017 New series.
Featuring Beethoven’s Piano
Concerto No 3 and Tom
Coult’s St John’s Dance.
Coverage continues on BBC
Two. See Viewing Guide
9.00 Tales from the Tour Bus:
Rock ‘n’ Roll on the Road
Rick Wakeman recalls the
golden age of touring, with
tales of transit vans, roadies
and trashed hotel rooms.
Suzi Quatro, Wilko Johnson
among the contributors (R)
10.00 Great Guitar Riffs at the BBC
Featuring Jimi Hendrix,
AC/DC and the Smiths (R)
11.00 Joy of the Guitar Riff The
impact of the guitar riff, with
stories from Brian May, Nile
Rodgers, Johnny Marr etc (R)
12.00-12.35am Top of the Pops:
1984 Shown earlier (R)
6.05pm Heartbeat Dr Liz Merrick
is mortified when one
of her patients dies of an
insulin overdose (R)
7.05 Murder, She Wrote Jessica
investigates murder in the
music industry (R)
8.00 Doc Martin The GP tries to
keep a promise to Louisa to
see a therapist, but a
lifeboat training exercise
causes problems and he
struggles to keep the
appointment (1/8) (R)
9.00 The Street A night out ends
in tragedy when Gary Parr
attacks a taxi driver — but it
is his cousin, Ian, who is
arrested, leading to conflict
between their mothers. Gina
McKee stars (4/6) (R)
10.20 Law & Order: UK A
13-year-old boy is found
kicked to death (2/7) (R)
11.20-1.20am Wire in the Blood
An elderly woman is
suffocated (4/4) (R)
6.55pm The Supervet A tiny
papillon dog arrives in need
of a double knee
replacement (R)
7.55 Grand Designs Kevin
McCloud provides an
update on a pair of London
artists who took on the
conversion of a huge, Grade
II-listed timber-framed barn
in the Essex countryside (R)
9.00 Dicte: Crime Reporter A
local “wellness expert” is
found murdered. There are
several suspects in the
frame, but Dicte and
Wagner find themselves
chasing down a secret
lover. In Danish (2/5)
11.00-12.05am 24 Hours in A&E A
sportsman grits his teeth as
a doctor slots his dislocated
shoulder back into place,
while a 24-year-old patient
talks about living with a
condition that causes him
severe pain (R)
5.05pm FILM The Man from
Laramie (U, 1955) A cavalry
officer seeking revenge for
his brother’s death is drawn
into a conflict with an
elderly rancher’s sadistic
son. Western starring James
Stewart and Arthur Kennedy
7.15 FILM Europa Report (12,
2013) An international crew
of astronauts searches for
life on Jupiter’s fourth
largest moon. Sci-fi thriller
starring Daniel Wu
9.00 FILM The Transporter (15,
2002) An underworld
courier ends up in a battle of
wits with his powerful
employers when he lets his
conscience get the better of
him. Action adventure with
Jason Statham and Shu Qi.
See Film Choice
10.45-1.20am FILM X-Men: First
Class (12, 2011) Superhero
adventure prequel with
James McAvoy
7.00pm The Simpsons Lisa goes
on an archaeological dig
with the school (R)
7.30 The Simpsons Marge takes
a job as an estate agent (R)
8.00 Modern Family
Jay and his mother-in-law
come to blows (R)
8.30 Modern Family Manny
and Luke compete for a
role in Cameron’s
production of The Phantom
of the Opera (R)
9.00 Zoo Jackson and Logan
uncover a link between
hybrid attacks in two major
cities (2/13)
10.00 The Force: North East
Officers race to a stabbing
outside a pub in
Newcastle (1/10) (R)
11.00 Ross Kemp: Extreme World
The actor investigates
racial tension in Austin,
Texas (1/6) (R)
12.00-1.00am Karl Pilkington: The
Moaning of Life (4/5) (R)
7.00pm CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation Catherine and
Nick investigate the fatal
shooting of a doctor’s wife,
while Gil looks into the
apparent suicide of a
newspaper editor found
hanged in her apartment (R)
8.00 Blue Bloods Danny believes
a serial killer is on the loose
when two separate murder
victims are identified as
members of a group cleared
of gang rape (R)
9.00 Game of Thrones The fate
of Jon Snow is revealed, and
Ramsay sends his dogs after
Theon and Sansa (1/10) (R)
10.00 Game of Thrones The
Night’s Watch stands behind
Alliser Thorne (2/10) (R)
11.00 Game of Thrones
Tommen confronts the
High Sparrow (3/10) (R)
12.00-1.10am Game of Thrones
Jorah and Daario undertake
a difficult task (4/10) (R)
ITV2
ITV4
E4
5STAR
5USA
Drama
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7.00pm You’ve Been Framed!
Gold Camcorder calamities
narrated by Harry Hill
8.00 Two and a Half Men
8.30 Two and a Half Men
9.00 Love Island Caroline Flack
hosts as the series reaches the end
of its penultimate week
10.05 Celebrity Juice: Keith’s
Birthday Party Comedy quiz
hosted by Keith Lemon
10.50 Family Guy
11.20 Family Guy
11.45-12.15am Family Guy
7.00pm Tour de France Highlights
Stage 13 of the race, featuring
a mountainous 101km journey
from Saint-Girons to Foix. Shown
live earlier from 1.30pm
8.00 Live World Series of Darts:
Las Vegas Coverage of the
opening day of the event, as eight
qualifiers are drawn against eight
PDC-invited players
12.00-12.55am Better Late Than
Never Reality show. William
Shatner vows to “find his Zen”
while in Kyoto, Japan
7.00pm Hollyoaks
7.30 The Goldbergs Barry plans
major romantic gestures for Lainey
on high school prom night
8.00 The Big Bang Theory
9.00 FILM Star Trek (12, 2009)
JJ Abrams’s reboot of the sci-fi
adventure franchise, starring Chris
Pine as a young Captain Kirk and
Zachary Quinto as young Spock
11.35 The Big Bang Theory
12.00-12.25am The Big Bang
Theory Leonard and Sheldon are
the victims of a burglary
7.00pm FILM Robin Hood: Prince
of Thieves (PG, 1991) An outlawed
English nobleman recruits a group
of bandits to fight for justice and
protect the downtrodden. Action
adventure with Kevin Costner, Alan
Rickman and Morgan Freeman
10.00-1.20am FILM Django
Unchained (18, 2012) A freed slave
becomes a bounty hunter and
fights to rescue his wife from a
sadistic plantation owner. Quentin
Tarantino’s Western starring Jamie
Foxx and Christoph Waltz
7.00pm NCIS A Navy lieutenant
commander’s body is discovered
in an apartment
8.00 NCIS A man pulls a gun
on Gibbs at a diner
9.00 Law & Order: Los Angeles
DNA provides the team a suspect
in a bank robbery
10.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit A seemingly abusive
foster family is investigated
11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit Crime thriller
11.55-12.55am Law & Order
6.40pm Last of the Summer Wine
7.20 Keeping Up Appearances
8.00 New Tricks The squad
reinvestigates the disappearance
of a political activist
9.00 WPC 56 Gina’s life is placed in
danger when an attempt to lure
the killer into a trap takes a deadly
turn, while Jack makes a discovery
about the criminal that could prove
vital to his colleague’s survival
10.10 Jonathan Creek
11.30-1.00am Hetty Wainthropp
Investigates Mystery
Yesterday
Spike
Dave
PBS America
Sky Arts
Sky Living
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7.00pm Ronnie Kray and the
Pervert Peer Ronnie Kray’s alleged
relationship with a Tory peer
8.00 Who Do You Think You Are?
Gareth Malone researches his
family’s musical history
9.00 Who Do You Think You Are?
The actress Anne Reid researches
her family tree on her father’s side
10.00 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
A new face joins the gang
11.10-12.10am Egypt’s Animal
Mummies The remains of animals
found in ancient tombs
7.00pm Police Interceptors: Drugs
Bust Officers embark on a series of
operations targeting crimes
connected to narcotics
8.00 Police Interceptors: Deadly
Pursuits 2 A reckless car thief
seems intent on causing carnage
9.00 Impact Wrestling
LAX announce their future plans
live from the ring
11.00-1.00am FILM Flight of Fury
(15, 2007) Action thriller starring
Steven Seagal, Steve Toussaint
and Angus MacInnes
7.00pm Sin City Motors Master
fabricator Steve Darnell is back to
kit out one-of-a-kind cars
8.00 Traffic Cops A teenager is
injured in a hit-and-run
9.00 QI XL Comedy quiz
10.00 Would I Lie to You? at
Christmas Game show
10.40 Would I Lie to You?
11.20 Would I Lie to You? The
Unseen Bits Unseen material
12.00-2.20am FILM Training Day
(18, 2001) Thriller starring Denzel
Washington and Ethan Hawke
6.35pm Kingdom of David: The
Saga of the Israelites The
development of Christianity
7.50 Walt Disney The life and
legacy of Walt Disney, beginning
with his early work, and the 1928
premiere of Steamboat Willie
9.00 Napoleon
A look at Bonaparte’s downfall,
beginning with the invasion of
Spain, his subsequent retreat from
Russia and his defeat at Waterloo
10.15-12.40am Marie Antoinette
France’s ill-fated queen
7.00pm Hollywood Censored
Documentary about the Hays Code
8.00 Masters of the Guitar
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and
Wilko Johnson are among those
discussing their guitar heroes
9.00 The Ritchie Blackmore Story
The guitar legend discusses his
career, while Brian May, Lars Ulrich
and Gene Simmons pay tribute
11.00-1.30am Deep Purple: Perfect
Strangers A 1984 concert with Ian
Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger
Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice
7.00pm Sun, Sea and A&E A tourist
faces emergency treatment after
diving into the sea
8.00 Elementary Watson is
implicated in a DEA investigation
into illegal prescriptions
9.00 Nashville Deacon strives to
help Daphne pass her history class
10.00 Bones Arastoo is kidnapped
by an Iranian politician
11.00 Bones Booth struggles to
come to terms with Brennan’s
insistence that he move out
12.00-1.00am Bones
Fox
Discovery
Nat Geographic
Comedy Central
Gold
W
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7.00pm NCIS Gibbs travels home
after hearing of his father’s death
8.00 NCIS Gibbs and McGee are
hunted by Russian mercenaries
9.00 NCIS Naval crime drama
10.00 Bull Drama
11.00 Family Guy
11.30 Family Guy
12.00-12.30am American Dad!
7.00pm Fast N’ Loud
8.00 Gold Divers
9.00 Robson Green: Extreme
Fisherman The actor travels to
Ecuador to catch grouper fish
10.00 Rise of the Machines
11.00 Street Outlaws: New Orleans
12.00-1.00am Robson Green:
Extreme Fisherman
7.00pm Air Crash Investigation
Examining how a China Airlines 747
broke up in mid-air in 2002
8.00 9/11: I Was There The stories
of people caught up in the attacks
9.00 9/11: Voices from the Air
10.00 9/11: Elite Rescue Cops
11.00 Air Crash Investigation
12.00-12.30am Science of Stupid
7.00pm Friends
8.00 Your Face or Mine
8.30 Bad Robots
9.00 Impractical Jokers
10.00 Bob’s Burgers
11.00 Drunk History USA Roald
Dahl aids the British war effort
11.30 The Jim Jefferies Show
12.00-12.30am The Daily Show
7.00pm The Vicar of Dibley
Geraldine shoots to stardom
7.40 Fawlty Towers
8.20 Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em
9.00 Black Books
9.40 Gavin & Stacey
10.20 Mrs Brown’s Boys
11.00 Mrs Brown’s Boys
11.40-12.20am Bottom
7.00pm One Born Every Minute
Two eager grandmothers-to-be
serve as birthing partners
8.00 One Born Every Minute
A woman gives birth after many
rounds of IVF treatment
9.00-12.10am FILM Jackie Brown
(15, 1997) Crime drama starring
Pam Grier and Samuel L Jackson
Sky Premiere
Sky Tom Hanks
Sky Family
Sky Action
Sky Select
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5.50pm Inferno (12, 2016) While
suffering from amnesia, Professor
Robert Langdon tries to stop a
lethal virus from killing millions.
Thriller starring Tom Hanks
8.00 Pop
pstar: Never Stop
p Never
Stopping (15, 2016) A former boy
band member does all he can to
maintain his status. Comedy with
Andy Samberg. See Film Choice
9.40 The Girl with All the Gifts
(15, 2016) Horror thriller starring
Gemma Arterton
11.40-1.25am Pet (18, 2016) Horror
6.00pm Dragnet (PG, 1987)
Comedy spoof of the 1950s
television series starring Dan
Aykroyd and Tom Hanks
8.00 Saving Private Ryan (15,
1998) American soldiers scour the
battlefields of France in search of a
missing infantryman. Steven
Spielberg’s Second World War
drama starring Tom Hanks,
Matt Damon and Vin Diesel
10.50-1.20am The Da Vinci Code
(12, 2006) Thriller starring Tom
Hanks and Audrey Tautou
6.20pm Monster House (PG,
2006) Animated comedy horror
with the voice of Mitchel Musso
8.00 Goosebumps (PG, 2015) A
teenager accidentally releases the
monsters in a popular series of
books into the real world. Fantasy
adventure starring Jack Black
9.45 National Treasure (PG, 2004)
Action adventure starring Nicolas
Cage and Diane Kruger
12.00-1.30am Beverly Hills
Chihuahua 2 (U, 2011) Comedy
starring Marcus Coloma
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 Suicide Squad (15, 2016) A
ragtag team of villains are
strong-armed into doing good by a
government agent. Fantasy
adventure starring Will Smith
10.10-12.15am Bad Boys (18, 1995)
Action thriller starring Will Smith
and Martin Lawrence
6.10pm Things To Come (12, 2016)
Drama starring Isabelle Huppert
8.00 The Measure of a Man (PG,
2015) An unemployed man
struggling to support his family
gets a new job, but find it confronts
him with a moral dilemma. Drama
starring Vincent Lindon
9.40 Valley of Love (15, 2015)
Drama starring Isabelle Huppert
and Gérard Depardieu
11.20-1.30am Welcome to New
York (18, 2014) Drama starring
Gérard Depardieu
Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto
are Kirk and Spock in the 2009
reboot of Star Trek (E4, 9pm)
Sky Atlantic
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1GR
Friday 14
Sports guide
Live Football
BT Sport 1, 7.15pm
Radio 1
The first competitive domestic
fixture of the 2017-18 British
football season is the Ayrshire
derby between Ayr United and
Kilmarnock. The sides clash
in the first round of the Betfred
Cup at Somerset Park (kick-off
7.45pm). The last time the sides
met was in this competition
(the Scottish League Cup)
in 2014, with Rory McKenzie,
pictured, scoring the only
goal of the game as Killie
earned bragging rights. JC
Sky Sports 1
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8.30am LIVE Super Rugby:
Highlanders v Reds
(Kick-off 8.35)
10.35 Rugby Gold
10.40 LIVE Super Rugby:
Rebels v Jaguares
(Kick-off 10.45)
12.45pm Great Sporting
Moments Five shows
2.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
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 Robert Pires
6.30 Football’s Greatest
Teams Archive action
7.00 Super League Gold
7.30 LIVE Betfred Super
League Coverage of a
crucial game
10.30 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
11.00 Premier League
Legends Double bill
12.00-12.15am Betfred Super
League Highlights
4.00-6.00 LIVE Super Rugby:
Sunwolves v Blues
(Kick-off 4.05)
Sky Sports 2
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9.00am Cricket’s Greatest
9.30 Cricket’s Greatest
10.00 Sky Sports Cricket Gold
10.30 LIVE Test Cricket:
England v South Africa
6.30pm Test Cricket:
The Verdict
6.45 LIVE NatWest T20 Blast
Cricket: Lancashire Lightning
v Yorkshire Vikings
10.15 Test Cricket
11.15 Test Cricket: The Verdict
11.30 ICC Cricket 360
12.00-3.30am NatWest
T20 Blast Cricket
Sky Sports 3
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7.15pm-11.00 LIVE Star Sixes
Football Coverage of day two
Sky Sports 4
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10.30am-6.30pm LIVE
European Tour Golf:
The Aberdeen Asset
Management Scottish Open
Radio guide
FM: 96.7-99.8 MHz
6.30am Nick Grimshaw 10.00
Clara Amfo 12.45pm Newsbeat
1.00 Scott Mills 4.00 The
Official Chart with Dev 5.45
Newsbeat 6.00 Radio 1’s Dance
Anthems with Dev 7.00 Annie
Mac’s Friday Night 10.00 Pete
Tong 1.00am B.Traits 4.00
Radio 1’s Essential Mix
Radio 2
FM: 88-90.2 MHz
7.00-Midnight LIVE US
Women’s Open Golf Day two
from Bedminster, New Jersey
Sky Sports 5
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5.55pm-8.00 LIVE Super
Rugby: Kings v Cheetahs
(Kick-off 6.00)
Sky Sports F1
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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 Tony Blackburn’s Golden
Hour 8.00 Friday Night Is
Music Night 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
Radio 3
FM: 90.2-92.4 MHz
8.45am-11.00 LIVE Formula 1
The British Grand Prix first
practice session
12.45pm-3.00 LIVE Formula 1
The British Grand Prix second
practice session
4.30-5.10 LIVE F1 Team
Principal Press Conference
BT Sport 1
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10.45am LIVE Hockey: Poland
v Japan (Push-back 11.00)
1.00pm LIVE Hockey: Chile v
South Africa (Push-back 1.00)
3.00 LIVE Hockey: USA v
Argentina (Push-back 3.00)
5.00-7.00 LIVE Hockey:
Germany v England
(Push-back 5.00). Coverage
of the Pool A match
7.15-10.00 LIVE Betfred Cup:
Ayr United v Kilmarnock
(Kick-off 7.45)
12.00-3.00am LIVE MLB:
Boston Red Sox v New York
Yankees (Start-time 12.10)
4.30-7.30 LIVE AFL: Geelong
Cats v Hawthorn
BT Sport 2
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10.30am-1.30pm LIVE AFL:
St Kilda v Essendon
(Bounce-up 10.50)
Midnight LIVE CFL: Calgary
Stampeders v Montreal
Alouettes (Kick-off 12.00)
3.00am-6.00 LIVE CFL:
Edmonton Eskimos v Ottawa
Redblacks (Kick-off 3.00)
BT Sport 3
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1.00am-4.00 LIVE
World Series of Poker
Eurosport 1
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1.15pm-5.00 LIVE Cycling:
Tour de France Stage 13
6.30am Breakfast
9.00 Essential Classics
12.00 Composer of the
Week: Messiaen
1.00pm News
1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert Belcea Quartet, with
the bassist Alois Posch, are
joined by the Russian pianist
Elisabeth Leonskaya to
perform Schubert’s Trout
Quintet at East Neuk Festival
2.00 Afternoon on 3
Music by the BBC Symphony
Orchestra and BBC Singers
4.30 In Tune A special edition
for the First Night of the Proms
6.30 Composer of the
Week: Messiaen (r)
7.30 Live BBC Proms 2017 The
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Chorus and Proms Youth Choir,
under conductor Edward
Gardner, perform John Adams’
Harmonium. Plus, Igor Levit
performs Beethoven’s Piano
Concerto No 3. Presented by
Clemency Burton-Hill and
Petroc Trelawny. See Choice
10.00 The Verb
10.45 The Essay: The Love
That Wrote Its Name
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:
RisingTideFallingStar
By Philip Hoare. The
author swims amongst the
“aurelia aurita” (5/5)
10.00 (LW) Woman’s Hour
Today’s picks
Live BBC Proms 2017: First
Night of the Proms
Radio 3, 7.30pm
Call the Commissioner
on LBC
LBC Radio, 8am
Proms time again, which means
it’s time for Pimm’s, Union Jacks
— and reams upon reams of
anniversaries. Among those to
whom hip-hip-hoorays will be
being raised this year are the
Russian Revolution (100 this
year), the Reformation (500),
Finnish independence (another centenarian), as well as
Monteverdi, Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald. It all combines
to feel less like a classical music concert and more like a very
busy birthday party. For the opening night, presented by
Clemency Burton-Hill and Petroc Trelawny, Edward Gardner,
pictured, will be conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra in
music by Tom Coult (a premiere of his St John’s Dance),
Beethoven (his Third Piano Concerto, played by Igor Levit) and
Harmonium by John Adams. Who, you will be delighted to hear,
is 70 this year. Happy birthday, John. Catherine Nixey
The commissioner of the
Metropolitan Police, Cressida
Dick, returns for a live phonein. Not only is Dick interesting
in herself — she is the first
woman to be in charge of the
force, is in a same-sex
relationship and voluntarily
accepted a salary £40,000
lower than her predecessor —
but this is the first time that
she has done this slot since
the London Bridge terrorist
attack and the Grenfell Tower
fire. Dick is not a showboater,
but she is not a pushover. It
will be fascinating to hear
what she has to say. CN
10.00 Woman’s Hour
Including at 10.45 the Minute
Drama: Tales of the City —
The Days of Anna Madrigal by
Armistead Maupin (10/10)
10.25-6.45 (LW) Live Test
Match Special: England v
South Africa
11.00 A Little Lateral Thinking
11.30 Polyoaks
12.01pm (LW) Shipping
Forecast
12.04 50 Things That Made
the Modern Economy (20/20)
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: Girls Theresa
Ikoko’s award-winning drama
written in response to Boko
Haram’s 2014 kidnapping of
the Chibok schoolgirls
3.00 Gardeners’ Question
Time Horticulture
3.45 Short Works
4.00 Last Word
4.30 Feedback
4.55 The Listening Project
5.00 PM With Eddie Mair
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 Tom is keen
to attract attention
7.15 Front Row
7.45 Tales of the City: The
Days of Anna Madrigal (r)
8.00 Any Questions? A debate
8.50 A Point of View
9.00 Cold War: Stories from
the Big Freeze (2/3)
10.00 The World Tonight
10.45 Book at Bedtime:
Dangerous Visions:
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury’s
dystopian sci-fi classic (10/10)
11.00 A Good Read (r)
11.30 Today in Parliament
11.55 The Listening Project
12.00 News Headlines
12.30am (LW) Book of
the Week:
RisingTideFallingStar (r)
12.30 Book of the Week:
RisingTideFallingStar (r)
10.00 Comedy Club
10.30 BBC New Comedy
Award 2017 11.30 Alice’s
Wunderland
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 Emma Barnett 12.00
Kermode and Mayo’s Film
Review 1.00pm Live
Wimbledon. With Eleanor
Oldroyd and Tony Livesey
7.00 5 Live Track and Field
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 Darren Gough
7.00 Kick-off 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 Gush 10.00 Mansfield
Park 11.00 Short Works: The
World of Somerset Maugham
11.15 Book Lovers 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 Pop in
Translation 2.00 Summer Lies
2.15 Plants 2.30 The Dogs and
the Wolves 2.45 Burying the
Typewriter 3.00 Mansfield
Park 4.00 Who Goes There?
4.30 Gush 5.00 Ayres on the
Air 5.30 The Absolutely Radio
Show 6.00 Paradise Lost in
Cyberspace 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 Pop in
Translation 9.00 Short Works:
The World of Somerset
Maugham 9.15 Book Lovers
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 Global Business
3.30 Stumped 4.00
Newshour Extra
6 Music
Digital only
7.00am Shaun Keaveny
10.00 Amy Lamé 1.00pm
Mark Radcliffe 4.00 Steve
Lamacq 7.00 Iggy Pop 9.00
Tom Ravenscroft 12.00
Nemone’s Electric Ladyland
Classic FM
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Samurai Sudoku No 567 — Medium (34min)
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Answers
Friday’s solutions
KenKen No 4061
Sudoku No 9157
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Follow standard Sudoku rules, but digits within the
cells joined by dotted lines should add up to the
printed top left-hand figure. Within each dotted-line
“shape”, a digit CANNOT be repeated.
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Train Tracks No 235
For solutions to KenKen, Sudoku & Killer see
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every row and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9
Solution to last week’s Samurai Sudoku
Our five-grid Sudoku will
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Fill the grid so that every
column, every row and
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digits 1 to 9. Where the
puzzles overlap, the rows
and columns do not go beyond their usual length but
the interlocking boxes give
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pressure point in acupuncture or
shiatsu. Thrum (b) Any short
piece of leftover thread or yarn;
a tuft or tassel. Tattoo (a) A
breed of pony from India.
Tain (b) The tinfoil backing of a
mirror. Polygon afire, cafe, face,
facer, facies, faerie, fair, farce,
fare, fear, feria, fess, fesse,
fiacre, fierce, fire, fisc, frae, fraise,
frass, free, freesia, fricassee,
frisée, reef, reface, rife, safe,
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Jumbo 1272
The winner is
Mrs Emma Dickson
of Herne Bay, Kent
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Scrabble ® Allan Simmons
It’s your go first with the rack
shown below. Although the
letters look promising there is
no seven-letter word, so what
would your choice of play be?
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Chess Raymond Keene
changing one tile or passing
simulates well is that the
computer
doesn’t
infer
anything, and its generated
opponent’s reply will most
likely be a word on the board
rather than a change. In
contrast, unless they can score
40 or more, an experienced
human opponent will respond
by changing to improve their
rack. In Violett’s game his
opponent did indeed change,
Violett passed again, his
opponent changed again,
Violett passed, then down
went BANTERS followed by
ISOLATED from Violett.
It is only worthwhile
considering a pass at the start
if your opponent is going first
and changes just one or two,
and the letters that combine
with your rack include at least
three of AEIOU. For example,
a rack such as ADEILNT goes
with AEOU to give an eightletter word. How many of
those can you fathom out?
Using the board below,
which one letter could you
play from this rack so that
picking any vowel will yield an
eight-letter play? There’s lots
to do to work it out.
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With such a rack there is
little value in going for the
longest word because you’ll
only be scoring a few more
points than a shorter play
retaining a stronger balance,
and you would give more
choice to your opponent. So,
compared with a simple OI or
IO, options such as TAILED
H7a (18), DIOTA H4a (16),
and EIDOLA H3-H8a (16) are
weak. Even changing the O is
superior to those because
TAILED combines with eight
consonants to yield a sevenletter word: eg, B is LIBATED,
G is LIGATED, TAIGLED —
can you think of the four
solutions for a C? But you are
more likely to pick a vowel so
would it be wise?
With this same opening
rack at a recent event, veteran
tournament player Bob Violett
(Colchester) chose to pass.
What letters was he hoping
his opponent would give him?
Interestingly, a computer
simulation’s top three plays
were: Change O; Pass; OI or
IO H8a (4). The reason that
DEHMORS
Definitions
EIDOLA pl. of EIDOLON, an image
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Muslim woman’s garment
TAIGLE to entangle or impede
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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Solution to times2
Jumbo 1272
The winner is Mr
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End, Dunfermline
Cell Blocks 2952
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reverse. 2 They are the only twodigit primes that when reversed
remain prime 31; 71; 73 and 97.
Scrabble TAILED+C=CITADEL
DELTAIC DIALECT EDICTAL.
FKNPRSTV gives (+=other
anagrams): FOLIATED,
TOADLIKE, DELATION,
PETALOID, TAILORED+,
ISOLATED+, DATOLITE,
DOVETAIL+. ADEILNT
+A=DENTALIA, +E=DATELINE
ENTAILED LINEATED,
+O=DELATION,
+U=UNTAILED; Board play: S at
K7 (28) then A=HOMEWARD
D4a (84), E=MOTHERED N6a
(80), I=CHROMIDE F15d (104),
O=HEADROOM H5d (78),
U=HUMOURED H13d (80)
Literary quiz 1 Do Androids
Dream of Electric Sheep? 2
Dreams from My Father: A Story
of Race and Inheritance. 3 He
wishes for the Cloths of Heaven by
WB Yeats. 4 A Dream of Wessex.
Brain Trainer Easy 62; Medium
676; Harder 2674
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AEIOU
LNRST
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Yesterday’s solution, left
Today I introduce an instructional series on the best way to
extract the maximum from
opposite bishop situations.
Opposite bishops have a builtin drawish tendency. Consider
the following position.
________
á D D D D]
àD g D D ]
ß D D D D]
ÞD 0 i D ]
Ý DB0 D D]
ÜD DKD D ]
Û D D D D]
ÚD D D D ]
ÁÂÃÄÅÆÇÈ
In spite of having a significant material advantage Black
can never win this position due
to the white blockade on the
light squares. All White has to
do is oscillate the bishop along
the a2-g8 diagonal and the
position remains a draw.
Now consider this position.
________
á D D DkD]
àD D D 0 ]
ß D D DBD]
ÞD D DPD ]
Ý D D D 0]
ÜD D D ) ]
Û D D )K)]
Úg D D D ]
ÁÂÃÄÅÆÇÈ
In the mid-19th century,
Paul Morphy (playing White)
had such a belief in the equalising power of opposite bishops
that he agreed a draw when
two pawns ahead. No modern
master would consider this.
This week’s extract shows
the strategic expert Anatoly
Karpov outmanoeuvring Garry
Kasparov with only the slightest of advantages in an opposite bishop position. Notes are
based on those by Kasparov.
White: Anatoly Karpov
Black: Garry Kasparov
World Championship
(Game 4), Moscow 1985
________
á D gq4 i]
àD D D 0 ]
ß D DpD 0]
Þ0 DpD D ]
Ý 0 D DQD]
ÜDP4B) DP]
ÛPD $ )PD]
ÚD DRD I ]
ÁÂÃÄÅÆÇÈ
32 e4
This thematic opening of
the position forces Black to be
extremely circumspect.
32 ... Bg5 33 Rc2 Rxc2
A mistake. Black deprives
himself of the useful outpost on
c3, reducing to nought his
achievements on the queenside.
33 ... Qf7 was preferable.
34 Bxc2 Qc6 35 Qe2 Qc5 36
Rf1
The rook has been driven
into a passive position but this
factor should not be overestimated. White will now build
up a very strong attack on the
open b1-h7 diagonal.
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36 ... Qc3 37 exd5 exd5 38 Bb1
Qd2 39 Qe5 Rd8 40 Qf5 Kg8
41 Qe6+
Black’s position will become
untenable once the white rook
joins the attack. White must at
all costs avoid the exchange of
queens in order to maintain
his attacking set-up.
41 ... Kh8 42 Qg6 Kg8 43
Qe6+ Kh8 44 Bf5 Qc3 45 Qg6
Kg8 46 Be6+ Kh8 47 Bf5 Kg8
48 g3 Kf8 49 Kg2 Qf6
This return of the queen to
the defence is too late but 49 ...
Be7 was hardly any better after
50 Rd1 Rd6 51 Qh7.
50 Qh7 Qf7 51 h4 Bd2 52 Rd1
Bc3 53 Rd3
The storm clouds are gathering over the black king.
53 ... Rd6
The final error. The only
possibility of prolonging resistance was 53 ... Bf6, although
after 54 Rf3 Qg8 55 Qg6 Qf7
56 Qg4 d4 57 Bd3 Qd7 58 Rf5
Qc6+ 59 Kh2, White should
still win.
54 Rf3 Ke7 55 Qh8 d4 56 Qc8
Rf6 57 Qc5+ Ke8 58 Rf4 Qb7+
59 Re4+ Kf7
The tricky 59 ... Re6 is refuted by the no less tricky 60
Qc4! Rxe4 61 Qg8+ Ke7 62
Qxg7+.
60 Qc4+ Kf8 61 Bh7 Rf7 62
Qe6 Qd7 63 Qe5 Black resigns
Winning Move
Black to play. This position is
from
Guder-Maghalashvili,
Cesme 2017.
Can you spot Black’s swiftest win?
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á D D D D]
àD 0 !pgk]
ß D 4 Dp0]
ÞD D D D ]
ÝPD D D D]
ÜDPDND ) ]
Û DP1pD )]
ÚDKD $ D ]
ÁÂÃÄÅÆÇÈ
The first correct entry drawn
on Thursday will win a copy of
The Collins English Dictionary
and Thesaurus. The two runners-up will receive a book
prize. Answers on a postcard
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The answer will be published
next Saturday.
Solution to last week’s puzzle:
1 f4! is a winning fork as 1 ...
exf3 2 Qxe5 wins a piece.
The winner is Martin Cutts of
Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire
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Saturday July 8 2017 | the times
East’s innocuous 1♦ overcall
had a profound effect on this
slam deal from the US
Nationals. How would you play
6NT on West’s entry-killing ♥J
lead (1) if East passed over 1♣
or (2) if East bid 1♦ over 1♣?
Dealer West
N-S Vul
♠J92
♥Q
♦Q7
♣AQ98652
♠K7
♠ 10 6 5 3
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♥ J 10 8 7 6 W E ♥ 5 4 3
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♦ A J 10 6 2
♦85
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♣ 10 3
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♥AK92
♦K943
♣K
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Table One
S
1♦(2)
6NT
W
Pass
Pass
end
N
1♣(1)
2♣
E
Pass
Pass
(1) A shade strong for a pre-emptive 3♣.
(2) Cheapest of fours as responder,
ensuring no fit gets missed.
Name .....................................................................................................................................................................................
Address ................................................................................................................................................................................
.................................... Postcode ....................................... Phone number..............................................................
12 tells us that a 15 and a 36 25. The entire puzzle reflects a difficulty they faced later. The perimeter
must be filled (having a single letter in each cell) with a descriptive extract, treated thematically, and
the relevant item (ultimately supplied by a 21, with a service rendered by a 11) must be entered under
the grid. 23 and 25 are phrases.
Clues
1 Eat a muscle, muttering “blast!” (8)
2 Drum upset brief sleep after finales in fast
lively rhythm (6)
3 Dead trendy drink, perhaps deficient in
temperature (4)
4 Ruminant gnu circling, earlier in time,
Kalahari’s upper rim (7)
5 Disturbed water trail navy stir up (5)
6 Thirty years regularly bearing husband’s
friendly greeting (4)
7 Steeped in beer, elderly beau died
dancing (9)
8 English, in Perth, rent messaging system (5)
9 Glance back after current year; it’s a
calendar unit in Israel (5)
10 Queen leaving in a squeamish way, but
with tranquillity (6)
11 See preamble (6)
12 See preamble (4)
13 Creatures taken in by grass plant’s
generative yield (8)
14 Deities arise in tumult (5)
15 See preamble (9)
16 Quite captivated primarily with 12 (5)
17 Endless rumpus against island funeral
sites (6)
18 Unjustly assume respectful title —
amazement that yields wage increase (5)
19 Liquid unit cut back; small thing (4)
20 Dejected after shedding skin with purulence
in infected tissue disease (5)
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See preamble (3)
Returned vessel’s advance payment (4)
React at a mishandled aged rant (8)
Perhaps Parisian first level eltchi sent back
having been beheaded (5)
See preamble (7)
Day after day, heading away, like 15 and 36
initially in 12’s ditty (5)
Character amid Elizabethans (4)
Risk brushing aside duke’s wrath (5)
In review, say Shakespeare is dull and
uninteresting (4)
Lacking enthusiasm at first, declaims
narratives (6)
Directed railway guard (6)
Number decapitated sheep (5)
Suppress feather pen, cartridge at last
replacing item’s tip (5)
Plumbing part in US clip-sharing website,
we hear (5)
With men essentially replacing cap,
very big well (4)
See preamble (8)
Casual agreement; ultimately flirty cutie
accepted match finally (4)
Asian’s unsettled leaderless faith (4)
Malaise; brief nausea fixed by drug (6)
Garial slaughtered wild sheep (6)
Palestinian set-up’s Muslim judgement
sidelining the West (5)
Two Brains
Raymond Keene
Word Watching
Josephine Balmer
Literary Quiz
Josephine Balmer
Question 1
Which of these words is the
odd one out?
Reward, door, stressed, parts,
deified, stink
Question 2
What do the following
two-digit numbers have
uniquely in common?
13, 17, 37, 79
Answers on page 53
Tsubo
a. Weighty b. A brass
instrument c. A pressure point
Thrum
a. To scan b. Waste yarn
c. A large gathering
Tattoo
a. A pony b. To beat one’s feet
c. A note of money
Tain
a. An Irish bard b. Part of a
mirror c. To turn against
Dream a Little Dream
Name these dreamy works:
1 Philip K Dick’s 1968
dystopian fantasy, filmed as
Blade Runner
2 Barack Obama’s 1995
memoir
3 “Tread softly because you
tread on my dreams”
4 Christopher Priest’s 1977
novel of alternative reality set
in Dorset
Answers on page 53
Answers on page 53
Thanks to John Adams of Oxfordshire for
this week’s questions. Please send your
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column receive a special mention.
Bridge Andrew Robson
Declarer won West’s jack of
hearts lead with dummy’s
queen and his entry back to
dummy’s
clubs
(having
unblocked the king) was gone.
At trick two, he crossed to his
king of clubs. He then tried a
low diamond to the queen, hoping West held the ace. This 50
per cent chance was surely best
but East beat the queen with the
ace and down (plenty) he went.
Table Two
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W
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1♦(1)
Pass
1♣
Pass
Dbl(2) Pass
2♣
6NT
end
(1) Seems a normal 1♦ bid to me,
although it was to work horribly.
(2) Negative: four-four in the majors.
West again led the jack of
hearts (preferring it to partner’s
diamonds). After winning
dummy’s queen, this time
declarer knew he couldn’t reach
dummy’s queen of diamonds
because of East’s 1♦ bid (he
surely held the ace). He found
another plan, relying on East
to have a short king of spades.
At trick two, declarer led a
low spade to the queen, the
finesse winning. He then
cashed the ace of spades and
was delighted to see East’s king
appear. He cashed the blocking king of clubs, then (keen
for an overtrick) the ace-king
of hearts, discarding dummy’s
diamonds. He could now cross
to dummy’s jack of spades and
claimed when clubs split 3-2.
Slam made plus one.
At many other tables, the
superior 6♣ was bid (declared
by North). It was made at all
but one table where East
found the diabolical lead of the
seven of spades.
Thinking the finesse was
losing, declarer rose with the
ace of spades. He crossed to
the queen of hearts, led back
to the king of clubs and cashed
the ace-king of hearts, discarding his two spades. He then led
the king of diamonds. East
cleverly ducked and he tried a
second diamond to his queen.
East won the ace and now led
a third diamond. West ruffed
with the ten of clubs and East’s
jack was promoted. Down one
— very clever defence.
andrew.robson@thetimes.co.uk
the times | Saturday July 8 2017
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Jumbo crossword No 1274
Cryptic clues
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Across
1 Bring together or make a
deduction (6)
4 Punished in way that’s officially
allowed (10)
10 Message that’s short, within limits
of text (5)
14 Whipping boy after second attack
on head (9)
15 Rough answer that’s not highly
inaccurate (13)
16 Mobilizes resistance with
supporters (7)
17 Having briefly retired, a head is in
school again (7)
18 Misrepresented Aristotle, but not
to Plato, for example (7)
19 Careful not to cause offence —
just like cop, initially (11,7)
21 Backed socialism to some extent,
unlike ministers (4)
24 Composer’s informal line of work,
and how he put it (5)
26 Diagnose incorrectly, so worried
a lot (8)
27 An academic embracing male is
returning steady attachment (8)
29 Murder of despot with incendiary,
exploding after short time (11)
30 Calm disposition, having zero
new opportunity around US
city (11)
32 A rule intended, we hear, for
process of putting on trial (11)
35 19 daily covering current
individual running meeting (11)
37 Fine description of anarchist?
Perfect (8)
39 State holding nothing back for
track on which many train (4,4)
40 Place to sleep in camp hospital
after nine (5)
43 Indigenous person, part of race
with little power (4)
44 Presidents go in car, otherwise
walk on this for safety (10,8)
47 Like bones found in chest around
area along shore (7)
48 Frantically train as one of the top
Russian women (7)
50 Get mission statement from
cheese producer in sequence of
notes (7)
51 Not yet gone crazy about one
that’s hard-nosed (13)
52 Privileged position is one I try
out (9)
53 Tree left standing in consecrated
setting (5)
54 Wrecking ancient city in plot with
twist at end (10)
55 Actor in film introduced by
piano (6)
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Cryptic and times2 Jumbo
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times2 clues
Train
Tracks
No 236
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 Talk about top-class wines
turning up in this? (9)
2 Be behind sportswear as
trendsetter (11)
3 Kind of writer, say, found in
online catalogue? (7)
5 In excited state —it’s a rising,
right? (5)
6 Strangely, city does run rural
areas (11)
7 American, originally, on canoe
capsizing in large expanse of
sea (6,5)
8 Upwards, as seen in charts,
and not the other direction,
ultimately (8)
9 Pluto, briefly good, quickly went
in the doghouse (9)
10 Like certain social groups,
including bachelor in case (6)
11 For instance, settled with heretic
wanting equitable society (11)
12 Wrongly taking daily that doesn’t
cover white paper (5)
13 Making sacred study on ancient
deity, in part (12)
20 Treated as hero, is hugged by
individual in hat (8)
22 Criticize American politician in
Eastern state (7)
23 That chap will cut grass on path
with good intentions (4-4)
25 Material in the same place in
dispute (8)
28 So, bit by bit, penetrating
unsuccessfully in encroachment
(8)
29 Start-of-term wigging makes you
visibly distressed (7)
31 Hard on denigrators involved in
tough negotiations (5-7)
33 Concerning outrage about
artist, is providing another
judgment (11)
34 Organizer of tributes in honour
of a terribly smart set (11)
35 Do sex repeatedly with mate in
social fashion (11)
36 Finer feelings shown by close
relative in old age (9)
38 After some time, attempt to
secure Northern entrance (9)
41 Ambitious type, greeting pair
before I quickly pass monarch
(4-5)
42 Uneasy balance? Not so (8)
45 What might reveal U-boat that’s
just below the surface? (7)
46 Foul-smelling and dark under
street (6)
47 Seat in express (5)
49 Firing offence? (5)
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Across
1 Exclusive group of people (6)
4 Keyboard instrument (10)
10 Computing routine; large-scale (5)
14 Device used for a particular
purpose (9)
15 Futility (13)
16 Italian car company (7)
17 Japanese art of flower arranging
(7)
18 Tusked whale (7)
19 Each must fight for his own
survival (5,3,3,7)
21 Region; extent of a surface (4)
24 Visual word puzzle (5)
26 Plumed headdress (8)
27 Sacredly obscure (8)
29 Doctor’s instrument (11)
30 Secret plotter (11)
32 Lack of acceptance of others’
views (11)
35 Flash, sparkle (11)
37 Particle in blood involved with
clotting (8)
39 Capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina
(8)
40 Celtic priest (5)
43 Destroy (hopes); hyphen (4)
44 CFC in full (18)
47 Hair cleanser (7)
48 Broken in pieces (7)
50 Copy, simulate (7)
51 Rain, snow, sleet or hail (13)
52 Plant source of wine (9)
53 Strain to be sick (5)
54 Simple, straightforward (2-8)
55 Very handsome man (6)
Down
1 Car driver (9)
2 Not allowing fluid to pass through
(11)
3 Single; uniform (7)
5 Boadicea’s tribe (5)
6 The thirty-first of December (3,5,3)
7 Strictly following conventional
usage (11)
8 Practice (a play) (8)
9 For ever (9)
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Great distress or discomfort (6)
Carroll’s smiling feline (8,3)
Bird (5)
Chair back protector (12)
Enveloped in thick mist (8)
Not yet captured (2,5)
Suddenly alarmed (8)
German poet and playwright (8)
Weak central character of a book
or drama (8)
Sports player’s protector (4,3)
Relating to a disease (12)
See-through (11)
Added refinement or detail (11)
Minor coins (5,6)
(An) outlining or foreshadowing (11)
From, eg, Addis Ababa (9)
Headland and power station in
Kent (9)
Steerer of a boat (8)
Aromatic flavouring (7)
Arrogantly self-assertive (6)
Excellent (5)
Edgar —, French artist (5)
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