- SWITCHED ON THIS WEEK
- THE BEST BITS ON
by Caren Clark of TV and Satellite Week Magazine
For the week Saturday 26 June to Friday 2 July
The Olympic Torch Concert Live BBC1 Saturday 6pm
Marking the first appearance of the Olympic Torch in the UK
since 1948, Rod Stewart headlines a star-studded concert from
The Mall while Sir Steve Redgrave joins in the torch relay.
Fantasy Sixties BBC4
From 'The Avengers
to Doctor Who', the rise in
sci-fi and fantasy programming during the 1960's comes under BBC4's
The Truth About George Best
Five Monday 9pm
Arguably now more famous for his drinking than his legendary
footballing prowess, George Best talks openly about his alcohol
addiction and his acrimonious divorce from wife Alex.
Discovery Monday 9pm
What is it like to be fired through the air from a cannon?
extraordinary documentary looks at the risks involved for the
intrepid or perhaps insane people who have done it for a
Secret History: Sex Bomb
Channel 4 Monday 9pm
World War II, former journalist Sefton Delmer spearheaded a
pornographic propaganda campaign designed to spread distrust
the Nazi command. This revealing programme tracks his success.
The Smoking Room BBC3
Tuesday 9pm NEW SERIES
A possible successor to The
Office, this quirky sitcom unites a
motley selection of colleagues as they meet together to share a
Wifeswap Channel 4
Tuesday 9pm NEW SERIES
Wifeswap Changed My
Marriage Channel 4 Tuesday 10.50pm
ready for more domestic disharmony as the hit reality show
returns with more diverse couples eager to exchange their
lives. Followed by a
catch-up with previous participants.
The Lyon's Den Five
Tuesday 9.55pm NEW SERIES
Fresh from The West Wing, former Brat Packer Rob Lowe stars in this new legal drama about as an idealistic attorney suddenly
put in charge of a shady
The Shield Five Tuesday
10.45pm NEW SERIES
as ever, renegade detective Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis) returns for
a third run of the controversial cop drama.
Shrek 2 Special Sky One
behind-the-scenes on the already record-breaking Shrek sequel as Sky One celebrates the return of the world's
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