29 July Sunday
Raising Hope 6.30PM, SKY1 ?????medy pulls another hair-raising flashback out of the hat, with a story about Burt's kidnapping that explains his intense dislike of cauliflower. (It goes deeper than 'it's not a real flower and it looks like brains'.) The tale turns out to be more about Virginia than Burt, but anything that gives Martha Plimpton (left) more screen time is very welcome.
Sinbad 7PM, SKY1 Timothy Spall (left) plays an enigmatic stranger in an episode that delves into Nala's back story and barely leaves the ship, where water is running low and delusions are on the rise. Spall is excellent, oozing a peculiarly sinister blend of kindness and creepiness, although the episode seems occasionally unsure of its direction.
Fantabulosa! 9.30PM, BBC4 ?????3, Michael Sheen (left) played Tony Blair in The Deal. Three years later, this role as Kenneth Williams saw him starting to develop a reputation for real-life portrayals that were more than impressions. Sheen gives a dazzling performance here, to the extent that he's often outperforming the film.
Trek Nation 9PM, QUEST ????ne Roddenberry made this documentary to understand his Star Trek creator father - who died when he was 17 - as much as to understand the appeal of the show, which he rarely watched as a child. …