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