Football: TV highlights

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JUST when you thought you'd finished with the Olympics for four years, writes Chris Maume, the science and technology series Equinox goes to Barcelona (today on C4, 7.0) to investigate the transformation of a city in the six years from successful bid to successful Games.

As for that alleged 'whole new ball game', which kicks off with Forest v Liverpool today and Manchester City v QPR tomorrow, the Sky press release gives a pungent flavour of what's to come: 'Thrills, noise, colour, sex appeal, glamour and entertainment with a capital E'.

No frills today, but tomorrow you'll get the Red Devils landing with the match ball, 'new chartbusters Undercover' and high-kicking dance routines from the Sky Strikers, 'a stunning all-girl team of professional dancers'. Oh God . .