Oldies near end of road

JK’s author yarn oughta be good TUES­DAY

Sunday Sport - - LEGENDS -

BBC1, 9pm –

PART one of a two- part adap­ta­tion of the sec­ond of Harry Pot­ter writer JK Rowl­ing’s de­tec­tive nov­els fea­tur­ing pri­vate eye Cor­moran Strike.

The de­tec­tive is hired by the wife of a no­to­ri­ous author to find her miss­ing hus­band, only to dis­cover the writer has been mur­dered in a man­ner re­mark­ably sim­i­lar to a scene in one of his books ( haven’t we heard that one be­fore?).

I’ve read the book and, to be bru­tally hon­est, it re­ally was not that much cop.

Still, go­ing by the first Strike three- parter, shown last week, this is worth a peep.

– ITV,

NEW se­ries. Some of Bri­tain’s old­est driv­ers take ma­ture driv­ing tests to de­ter­mine whether they should still be on the road, be­gin­ning in ru­ral Wilt­shire with 102- year- old John, a Royal Navy vet­eran who cheated death three times dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, and is quite re­laxed about his date with des­tiny.

Mean­while in Wales, Jock Stares cel­e­brates his 101st birth­day by tak­ing a speed­boat out with his son. THE world’s lead­ing ex­perts dis­cuss where they would go on Mars, if they got the chance, and what they would need to sur­vive on the planet.

In the ul­ti­mate trav­eller’s guide to Mars and us­ing real im­ages and data, Hori­zon brings Mar­tian land­marks to life, from vast plains and tow­er­ing vol­ca­noes to deep val­leys and hid­den un­der­ground cav­erns, and also show where to land, where to live and even where to hunt for traces of ex­trater­res­trial life.

Nar­rated by Mark Gatiss. IF you feel your life is shit and you can’t go on, just think that at least you’re not the poor C5 re­searcher who had to cob­ble this bol­locks to­gether.

A count­down of “out­ra­geous events and scan­dals from the pop world”, in­clud­ing Grace Jones hit­ting Rus­sell Harty on his chat show ( in about 1876), Ge­orge Michael’s du­bi­ous driv­ing and the tri­umphant oc­ca­sion when So­phie El­lis Bex­tor beat Vic­to­ria Beck­ham to the num­ber one spot ( so what?). With con­tri­bu­tions from all sorts.

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