THURS­DAY

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Television -

Sit back and en­joy as Mock the Week re­turns for a brand new run af­ter a four-month ab­sence from our screens. As al­ways, host Dara O Bri­ain presents some pure gold nuggets of com­edy as reg­u­lars Hugh Den­nis, Rus­sell Howard and Andy Par­sons push the bound­aries with a risqué joke or two as they dis­cuss the lat­est world news. World lead­ers such as Barack Obama and new Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron are likely to come un­der fire, plus the pro­gramme will see the con­tes­tants com­ment­ing on the most-pub­li­cised scan­dals of re­cent weeks, so ex­pect the lat­est batch of tabloid fod­der to come in for some not-so-gen­tle rib­bing.

Ac­ci­den­tally On Pur­pose (E4, 10pm)

Ashley Jensen must thank her lucky stars for the fact Ricky Ger­vais cast her in Ex­tras a few years ago. Ad­mit­tedly she’d been work­ing steadily for years in of­fer­ings such as EastEn­ders, Clock­ing Off and City Cen­tral, but it was Ricky’s HBO/BBC se­ries which re­ally put her on the map in 2006. She was snapped up for US com­edy saga Ugly Betty and be­came one of the most sought af­ter ac­tresses on the box. So when cast­ing agents started look­ing for the right woman to play Olivia in this se­ries, Ashley didn’t have to try too hard to im­press them.

Tiger Woods: The Rise and Fall (Chan­nel 4, 10pm)

Be­fore Novem­ber 2009, Tiger Woods was best known for hit­ting the head­lines be­cause of his sport­ing achieve­ments, but all that changed as the golf cham­pion was un­will­ingly thrust into the spot­light for all the wrong rea­sons when it emerged he had been in­volved in mul­ti­ple ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fairs. The sub­se­quent me­dia frenzy re­vealed not only his in­dis­cre­tions, but also opened up a much wider in­ter­est and scru­tiny of the sports in­dus­try, the en­ter­tain­ment busi­ness and the priv­i­leged world that the first bil­lion­dol­lar sport­ing icon in­hab­its.

Sum­mer Ex­hi­bi­tion 2010 (BBC Two, 7pm)

An­drew Gra­ham-Dixon presents this one-hour spe­cial from the Royal Academy of Arts’ 242nd Sum­mer Ex­hi­bi­tion. It’s the vis­ual arts world’s largest open sub­mis­sion ex­hi­bi­tion and, this year, more than 11,000 artists sub­mit­ted their work. AGD looks be­hind the scenes of the se­lec­tion process, watches the judges at work, and sees if he can pre­dict four artists that he thinks will make it in to the ex­hi­bi­tion. Alastair Sooke fol­lows artist and Royal Aca­demi­cian Fiona Rae as she sets about cu­rat­ing a room of in­vited artists; Tom Dy­ck­hoff talks to star ar­chi­tect David Chip­per­field who is cu­rat­ing the Sum­mer Ex­hi­bi­tion’s Ar­chi­tec­ture Room

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