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27 January 2014 1:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Britain's Great War | The Many Faces Of Dick Emery | Football: Dundee United vs St Johnstone | Food & Drink | The Bletchley Circle | Damages | Looking

Britain's Great War

9pm, BBC1

The recent spat between Michael Gove and almost everybody else confirmed that, nearly a century after Gavrilo Princip raised his pistol at Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the first world war is still able to stir passionate argument. This four-part series, presented by Jeremy Paxman, will doubtless do the same, but then good documentary television should. In this first episode, Paxman recounts the (still disputed) causes of the conflict, and charts Britain's slowly budding comprehension of the horror into which Europe had stumbled. Andrew Mueller

The Many Faces Of Dick Emery

9pm, BBC2

Seventeen million: the audience figure The Dick Emery Show regularly pulled in – and the number of years his Saturday TV show seemed to plough on for (just under two decades, in reality »

- Andrew Mueller, Ali Catterall, Gwilym Mumford, Hannah Verdier, Jonathan Wright, Bim Adewunmi, Lanre Bakare

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