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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Television -

NCIS: Los An­ge­les (Sky1, 10pm)

With so many spin-offs mak­ing their way across the Pond to the small screen of late, it’s hard to know which ones to back. Chances are, though, if you’ve backed this NCIS by-prod­uct, you are at least look­ing along the right lines. De­spite view­ers ini­tially be­ing taken aback at see­ing rapper LL Cool J pop up in one of the lead­ing roles, the drama has cer­tainly proved it­self as be­ing up there with the best. This fresh­man sea­son has seen the Of­fice of Spe­cial Projects go deep un­der­cover and put their lives on the line to bring down their tar­gets in var­i­ous high-risk sit­u­a­tions. But withTV bosses hav­ing just com­mis­sioned a sec­ond se­ries, it doesn’t look like the spe­cial agents’ work is done just yet.

Wim­ble­don 2010 (BBC One, 5.10pm)

Straw­ber­ries and cream, un­sea­son­able weather and much cheer­ing on Hen­man Hill, just as the light be­gins to fail... Yes, it’s that time of year again when Sue Barker brushes down her best frock and heads for SW19. This time around, all of the nation’s hopes of fi­nally get­ting a Bri­tish win­ner of our Grand Slam tour­na­ment for the first time in 74 years rest on Andy Mur­ray’s mus­cu­lar shoul­ders. The Scots­man is the high­est-ranked home­grown male ten­nis star since Perry, hav­ing held the world’s sec­ond spot for a fort­night in Au­gust last year, so it would seem fit­ting if he could lift the fa­mous tro­phy this year.

The Royle Fam­ily (BBC2, 9pm)

An­other chance to see the one-off fes­tive edi­tion from 2009. Jim and Bar­bara have re­ceived a gift from their lov­ing chil­dren - a large sum of cash to spend how­ever they choose. Bar­bara has dreams of go­ing abroad, hav­ing only been away once be­fore - on hon­ey­moon to Orm­skirk - while Jim has his heart set on a satel­lite HD box. As ten­sion mounts be­tween the cou­ple, a fam­ily dis­cus­sion en­sues. Star­ring Sue Johnston and Rick­yTom­lin­son, with Caro­line Ah­erne and Craig Cash (who also co-wrote), Jes­sica Hynes, Peter Martin and Ralf Lit­tle.

Chas­ing the Cum­brian Killer (Chan­nel 4, 9pm)

On Wed­nes­day June 2, just af­ter 11am, the lit­tle quaint fish­ing town of White­haven and it’s sur­round­ing vil­lages, all of a sud­den be­came a place syn­ony­mous with death and in­ex­pli­ca­ble grief. Taxi driver Der­rick Bird’s gun ram­page killed 12 peo­ple, left 25 in­jured and re­sulted in his own vi­o­lent sui­cide. But what on earth goes through the mind of a man - de­scribed as gen­tle and car­ing by those who knew him - be­fore he com­mits a nation to such un­fath­omable sor­row and un­cer­tainty? This mov­ing doc­u­men­tary traces Bird’s last steps from the time he woke up to the moment he turned the gun on him­self.

FILM: Rais­ing Helen (BBC1, 11.20pm)

(2004). A NewYork fashion de­signer’s life is turned up­side down when she is made the le­gal guardian of her late sis­ter’s three chil­dren. Com­edy drama, with Kate Hud­son and Helen Mir­ren Some of Bri­tain’s most the topic of child’s play on their adult per­sonas. looks at how early ex­pe­ri­ences of play af­fect cre­ativ­ity.

a num­ber of have ex­plored the and adult cre­ativ­ity, the Haunch of Veni­son which dis­played the cap­i­tal’s school­child­ren those of ma­jor nom­i­neesTracey dis­cuss how their were af­fected by

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