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.