What a weird few days it’s been. Too many deaths, the build up to the Glastonbury Festival, glorious weather meeting thunderstorms head-on. Of course, the talk of the weekend will be the untimely passing of Michael Jackson which has put a really weird spin on proceedings. Anyway, let’s get back to the business of television. Let’s have a see what the best of the weekend television is.
Tonight: Michael Jackson: the King of Pop, Channel 4, 8pm
No Place in the Sun tonight as it’s been replaced with a tribute to Michael Jackson, who died in LA yesterday at the age of 50. No-one saw it coming so it’s all a bit weird isn’t it? Hopefully, this show will not focus on the negative aspects of MJ and use the video, archive footage and interviews to celebrate most amazing and influential pop music ever made.
Read over for the rest of the best…
Tonight: Glastonbury, Various BBC, 7pm onward
Okay, tonight sees the Glasto highlights and coverage kicking off, and we’ll get to see Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Status Quo, Lady GaGa, Lily Allen, The Ting Tings, Bloc Party, The Specials and Doves. Check the listings to keep up to speed.
Tomorrow: Robin Hood, BBC One, 6.45pm
It’s the last in the current series of Robin Hood. It’s a strange little phenomenon because there’s a lot of people who really don’t like the show… yet… there’s people who are borderline obsessive about it. Keith Allen returns as the Sheriff and he wants a scrap with Robin. The two do not survive. Big tings.
Tomorrow: Casualty, BBC One, 8.40pm
Starts with a scenario which invariably ends in a terrible accident, leading us to A&E and very long words that frazzle your brain. This week, we’ve got someone with a knife jammed in their skull… but it might not be as bad as you think. That said, there will be a powerful moment in the show that will definitely be worth tuning in for. Same old reliable Casulaty.
Sunday: Revelations: How To Find God, Channel 4, 7pm
You. MUST. Watch. This. Jon Ronson makes incredible TV documentaries which Louis Theroux has clearly been influenced by over the years. This weekend, we’ll look at the people who attend the Alpha Course, which is a Christianity camp. Ronson gets a bunch of agnostics to see if they find God. He’s also encouraged to enrol to save himself. Scintillating stuff.
Sunday: Top Gear, BBC Two, 8pm
Cars and dirty jokes ahoy. You know the drill by know. Car in the shitty car? Stephen Fry. Definitely worth tuning in for.Join TVScoop on Facebook for exclusive competitions and gossip