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If you want spectacle on a grand scale... OLYMPICS 2012: CLOSING CEREMONY Sunday, 8.45pm/9pm, RTÉ Two/BBC1
If this hugely ambitious closing ceremony lives up to the standard set by Danny Boyle’s astonishing opening ceremony, London 2012 will surely go down as the most spectacularly presented Games ever.
If you want competitive cooking – and celebs... CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF Monday, 6.30pm, BBC2
John Torode and Gregg Wallace return to welcome the first four of 16 celebrities to the MasterChef kitchen. The contestants’ first challenge: to do something with an extremely ugly fish (a gurnard). Continues daily to Friday’s cook-off.
If you want a Ruth Rendell thriller... THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN Monday, 9pm, UTV
This dark psychological drama (concluding next week) stars Luke Treadaway as a strange young man obsessed with the murderer John Christie, and with a present-day supermodel. A dangerous character, it’s not long before he flips… Channel 4’s recent reality series and follows the fraught preparations for the wedding of two of them, Max and Karen. Macdonald are the guests in a new run of Rob Brydon’s lively and inventive chat show.