ROCK POET: JIM MORRISON
Today, Sky Arts, 8pm CALL me a cynic, but I reckon it is unthinkable that Sixties outfit The Doors would have been anywhere near as successful if it hadn’t been for pretty boy Jim Morrison, pictured, and his leather trousers. At best, they were an average pub group who got lucky. I’d guess that this two-hour profile of Morrison, a drunken chancer with overblown notions about his abilities, is strictly fans-only stuff. It is followed by a documentary about the band’s 1968 tour and a Hollywood Bowl concert.
NOW YOU SEE ME Today, C4, 9pm
THE impressive cast of this 2013 includes Morgan Freeman, pictured, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine and Woody Harrelson. But that doesn’t mean, of course, that it is any good. The plot centres on four illusionists who have a lucrative sideline in pulling off bank heists.
THE LAST POST
Tomorrow, BBC1, 9pm THIS ‘sizzling six-part drama series’, set in the Middle East, is written by Bafta winner Peter Moffat. The programme blurb adds that it is ‘a close-up view of army life set in the heat, glamour and extreme danger of Aden in the 1960s’. It begins with Captain Joe Martin (Jeremy Neumark Jones) arriving to take up a posting with the Royal Military Police. If I was a betting man, the BBC publicity photos suggest Joe’s new bride Honor (Kerry native Jessie Buckley) could prove to be a bit of a handful.
OCEAN GIANTS Monday, BBC4, 8pm
THIS first episode of this threeparter looks at various species of great whales. Among those featured are the Arctic bowhead (which can live for more than 200 years) and the southern right whale (possibly even more surprisingly, the possessor of a pair of testicles that weigh an actual ton).