Surf Patrol, 8pm, Seven Bronzed lifesavers, blue sea, red and yellow flags, sunny weather. What are the boffins at Seven up to? Have they not noticed that it’s winter? With a far broader scope than Ten’s recent Bondi Rescue , this narration- dependent expose of lifesavers and their activities will make you nostalgic for summer. Lost kids and surf rescues on the Gold Coast, and a boat off Sydney that needs a helicopter rescue. Pity about the dreadful reality soundtrack and the relentless, dramatic voiceover. Enough Rope, 9.35pm, ABC Elton John, stuffed into a smart suit and tie like a trussed turkey, talks about the development of his musical Billy Elliot , and about the piano as an inhibiting rock ’ n’ roll albatross ( you can’t run around the stage with a piano). John, pictured, is in good form, reminiscing about John Lennon, getting sober, and discussing his gay activism in Poland. Denton remains safe, predictable and polite throughout. Brothers & Sisters, 9.30pm, Seven Julia’s twins have come early, with a little help from that military midwife Justin Walker. Most of the clan is hanging around the waiting room at the hospital. ‘‘ Tight family,’’ quips new father Tommy, ‘‘ like a vice.’’ Because the twins are premature there are complications, and an appalling medical dilemma arises. Meanwhile, Senator McAllister’s military heroism is under threat from a man who overheard a critical conversation on the legendary helicopter; and Joe and Sarah face the pain of separation.