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Commonwealth Games | When Piers Met Lord Sugar | Crooked House | The Genius of British Art and more | The weekend's TV highlights

1 October 2010 10:45 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Commonwealth Games | When Piers Met Lord Sugar | Crooked House | The Genius of British Art and more

Saturday 2 October

Commonwealth Games

1.30pm, BBC1

With a host of big names opting out, some nations having thought twice about sending their teams at all and the last-minute preparations resounding to the ominous crash of collapsed bridges, many are almost gleefully predicting disaster for these games. However, with tomorrow's colourful opening ceremony at Delhi's Nehru Stadium and over the forthcoming days, the chances are we'll be televisually hooked despite all, as was the case with the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

The Riba Stirling Prize 2010 – A Culture Show Special

6.30pm, BBC2

Special edition presenting the 2010 Stirling Prize – an annual award by the Royal Institute of British Architects for the best new European building designed or built in Britain. Kevin McCloud hosts, while Tom Dyckhoff (above) presents a history of the Stirling Prize and introduces brief films »

- David Stubbs, Andrew Mueller, Will Hodgkinson, Julia Raeside, Richard Vine, Martin Skegg, Jonathan Wright, John Robinson, Phelim O'Neill

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Shaw returns for two 'George Gently's

9 March 2010 4:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Martin Shaw will return to star in two new feature-length episodes of Inspector George Gently, it has been confirmed. Penned by Peter Flannery (Our Friends In The North) and Jimmy Gardner (This Life), the show will be filmed on location in Durham. Lee Ingleby also returns as Gently's sidekick Detective Sergeant John Bacchus. "It's now 15 years since the BBC filmed Our Friends In The North in and around Newcastle, so it's especially rewarding for me to be back on my home patch," said Flannery. "Fun though it was to film the earlier series in Dublin, I've long wanted the stories (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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