TV highlights 31/01/14

  • The Guardian - TV News
Room 101 | Video Killed The Radio Star | Vultures: Beauty in the Beast | Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild | The Last Leg | Mob City | Sound City

Room 101

8.30pm, BBC1

The laugh-per-half-hour quota is guaranteed to stay steady with crooner Michael Ball and one-woman comfort blanket Caroline Quentin trying not to be upstaged by comedy German Henning Wehn. While Quentin attempts to banish control pants into the legendary room, Wehn goes straight for the jugular with fundraising. And don't get him started on the royal family. Ball, meanwhile, can't stand being showered with soft toys. "You want to toughen up your image," suggests Henning as the heart of many a fan breaks. Hannah Verdier

Video Killed the Radio Star: The Artist's View

8.30pm, Sky Arts 1

Another edition of the gossamer-thin show telling the stories behind iconic music vids. Did you know, pop-pickers, that Elton's riotous I'm Still Standing video was improvised on the spot,
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