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Thursday 21 August 2014

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Published 02/02/2014 | 02:30

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Channel 4, 10.00pm

Vladimir Putin might have extended an official welcome to gay athletes and spectators in advance of the Winter Olympics, but this film paints a very different picture of Russia's attitude to homosexuals, like Dima (right), who are still discriminated against.

Inside No 9

BBC2, 10.00pm

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton (both right) bring their distinctive mix of humour and horror to this new series of darkly comic tales. This week an innocent game of Sardines at a grand country house leads to some chilling revelations. With Timothy West.

Extreme Beauty Queens: Secrets of South America

BBC3, 9.00pm

Billie JD Porter travels to South America to investigate the murky world of Latin beauty contests, where girls as young as 16 are encouraged to go on extreme diets and undergo painful plastic surgery.

Blue Bloods

RTE Two, 9.00pm

Danny faces a hostage negotiation when his sister Erin is held at gunpoint by an informant in a major drugs case. And when Jamie disobeys orders and is suspended, Frank must decide on a punishment. With Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck (right).

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