SATUR­DAY

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Television -

Doc­tor Who (BBC One, 6.40pm)

For some the jury may be still out on Matt Smith as the lat­est time-trav­eller, but Karen Gil­lan has cer­tainly im­pressed the masses as sexy side­kick Amy Pond. How­ever, both have their work cut out hog­ging the spot­light when Alex Kingston turns up and steals ev­ery scene she’s in. This week, she re­turns as River Song - which shouldn’t be a sur­prise see­ing as, dur­ing her last ap­pear­ance, she an­nounced she would be back. River told the Doc­tor they’d see each other again for the ‘open­ing of the Pan­dor­ica’, some­thing he dis­re­garded as a mere fairy tale. So he’s go­ing to get a sur­prise when it turns out it re­ally is go­ing to hap­pen.

World Cup Live. Cameroon v Den­mark (ITV1, 7pm)

(Kick-off 7.30pm). Tonight’s live cov­er­age in South Africa comes from the Lof­tus Vers­feld Sta­dium in Pre­to­ria, as the teams con­test their sec­ond Group E game. Apart from their run to the quar­ter-fi­nals at Italy ‘90, Cameroon had won only one other match at a World Cup fi­nals prior to the start of this tour­na­ment, a 1-0 tri­umph over Saudi Ara­bia in 2002. They have, how­ever, made great strides un­der the lead­er­ship of for­mer Rangers boss Paul Le Guen, qual­i­fy­ing com­fort­ably and reach­ing the last eight of this year’s African Cup of Na­tions.

Ja­son Man­ford: Live (Chan­nel 4, 10pm)

He’s al­ready a fa­mil­iar face onTV thanks to shows likeTonightly, Com­edy Shuf­fle and his team cap­taincy on 8 Out of 10 Cats, but Ja­son Man­ford is go­ing to be­come in­escapable. It was re­cently an­nounced that he’s about to step into Adrian Chiles’ de­parted seat onThe One Show sofa. Not bad for some­one who got his big break when he was work­ing as a glass-col­lec­tor at a Manch­ester com­edy club and stepped into the gap when the evening’s per­former failed to turn up. Here, we get a chance to see how he rose to fame in the first place with this stand-up per­for­mance, filmed at Manch­ester Apollo dur­ing his 2009 tour.

Satur­day Night Fever: The In­side Story (Bio, 9pm)

When pro­ducer Robert Stigwood joined forces with di­rec­tor John Bad­ham, Brit group the Bee Gees and then rel­a­tively un­known ac­tor John Tra­volta, it led to one of the most in­flu­en­tial movies of the 1970s. Satur­day Night Fever was a drama aboutTony Manero, a NewYork paint sales­man who lived for the week­end when he would cut loose on the dance floor at the club 2001 Odyssey. That rel­a­tively low bud­get project touched a chord with mil­lions, spawned a hugely suc­cess­ful sound­track, led to a 1983 se­quel, Stay­ing Alive, as­sorted lack­lus­tre clones and an even­tual stage mu­si­cal.

What Makes a Great So­prano? (BBC Two, times vary)

From Kather­ine Jenk­ins to Michael Ma­niaci, so­pra­nos have al­ways held the abil­ity to amaze us with their in­cred­i­ble vo­cal range. How­ever, the life of an in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned opera star is not an easy one, and this one-off doc­u­men­tary fol­lows iconic singer Dame Kir­iTe Kanawa as she sets out to dis­cover just what it takes to be an ac­claimed so­prano. She ex­plores the tech­ni­cal, phys­i­cal and artis­tic de­mands of achiev­ing opera suc­cess, and why some artists hold an en­dur­ing ap­peal for au­di­ences across the world. Dame Kiri also speaks to con­duc­tors, mu­sic ex­perts and other em­i­nent singers to give their opin­ions on what makes a great so­prano.

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