Viewers of a more cultured nature need not despair. BBC2 is interspersing the sport not only with the Proms, but also with Dancing in the Street, a major, 10-part history of rock'n'roll, beginning on Saturday 15 June. Five years in the making, this co-production with WGBH Boston features more than 200 interviews with rock stars (including Little Richard demonstrating the correct way to awopbopaloobop). It has already been broadcast to acclaim in the States - the New York Times said it was "as good as television gets" - and the BBC is mounting a marketing blitz over here. Once you've seen the series, you can buy the book, the video and the CD. Should help to fund some of the costs of the BBC going digital.
Delivering endless variations on one theme need not hold back your career in comedy; after all, some of our most successful comedians have been one-joke wonders. Gayle Tuesday (left) follows in this tradition. The creation of Brenda Gilhooly, she's a Page Three "Stunna"-cum-rising-media star who has been granted a one-off special by ITV. To be broadcast on 11 June, the show features her hunt for feminists in London, the first House of Tuesday fashion collection and her charity single, "Save the Donkey." She should go far.
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