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The Bridge

Tonight, BBC4, 9pm The latest Scandinavian crime thriller to reach us stars Sofia Helin and Kim Bodnia as Swedish and Danish detectives thrown together to investigate a case where a body has been placed across the middle of the Oresund Bridge between their two countries.

Smash

Tonight, Sky Atlantic, 9pm

'Glee for grown-ups' seems to be the popular tagline for this musical drama set among the cast of a Broadway musical celebrating the life of Marilyn Monroe.

Sings Bacharach & David

Friday, BBC4, 10pm

The timeless songs of Burt Bacharach and Hall David can be enjoyed in this hour-long compilation which sees songs performed by Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield (left) and Dionne Warwick.

The Plot to Bring Down Britain's Planes

Thursday, Channel 4, 9pm

Those irritating airport regulations involving bagging up liquids stem from a 2006 plot in which a British terrorist cell planned to bring down five transatlantic flights from Heathrow. A CIA operation in Pakistan forced MI5's hand.

Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve

Sunday, BBC2, 8pm

A new six-part series follows Simon Reeve as he travels from South Africa to Zanzibar, doing the by now de rigeur documentary standard of swimming with sharks, but he stretches things somewhat by visiting a crack den in Cape Town.

The 70s

Monday, BBC2, 9pm

Dominic Sandbrook looks at the years 1973 and 1974, when Britain was plunged into darkness during the 'Winter of Discontent', war raged in the Middle East and oil-price hikes led to massive infla tion.


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