CHINA: TRIUMPH AND TURMOIL, SBS One, 9.30pm
OK, it’s possibly not quite entertainment as you know it. This is a three-parter from Harvard professor Niall Ferguson (pictured), who asks will it all fall apart for China or what? In this first episode he goes back to find out how a vast country with so many people has kept it all going for 2000 years; the order and the rigidity and the ‘‘ everything’s great’’ public face. And how big a role does Confucius play? Of course, there have been costs. Millions dead. Personal freedoms gone. Even a casual stroll by Ferguson through a bookstore is telling.