Saturday April 17
Sky 3 Free Weekend Pass
From 9am, Sky 3
Rather like the people that squirt you with scent in department stores, Sky is offering us a weekend's worth of free television in the hope that we'll get hooked and end up paying for it. There's plenty worth getting hooked on: The Book Show (2pm) is one of the few spaces for literature on TV and The Pacific (9pm) is a decent war drama from Steven Spielberg. Tomorrow, Pineapple Dance Studios (Sun, 5pm) makes for very funny reality TV and Modern Family (Sun, 8pm) continues to prove that Us sitcoms have the edge on the UK. We can live without Cougar Town (Sun, 8.30pm), but this is still a freebie worth taking advantage of.
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