Oldies near end of road
JK’s author yarn oughta be good TUESDAY
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.
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.