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Sad news last week that Peter Stringfellow, the nightclub owner, died aged 77 after a battle with cancer, an illness he had kept quiet by choice. Known as the King of Clubs, Peter Stringfellow will always be remembered for his flamboyant style and host of A-list celebrity friends. However the entrepreneur's start in life was far from glamorous. Born in 1940 into poverty, he was the eldest of four brothers and the son of a Sheffield steel worker. He rose to worldwide fame and fortune when he booked a little-known band called The Beatles to play at his hometown club.

If you look hard enough, you will find some good TV programmes this week in between the football matches. Ones to note include:

The Family Farm on BBC TWO on Monday, a new series presented by Kate Humble.

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing is also new on BBC TWO on Wednesday.

The Last Leg returns to Channel4 on Friday.

Our featured programmes offer an eclectic mix with the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018 on BBC TWO, Blind Date and Before They Were Stars on Channel5 all on Saturday.

Classic BRIT Awards 2018 ceremony on itv, The Heart Guy on DRAMA and The Mamma Mia! Story on Channel5 all on Sunday.

There are returning series of Spartacus: War of the Damned Enemies of Rome on 5spike on Monday and Bull on 5USA on Tuesday.

On offer are interesting documentaries with Trevor McDonald: Return to South Africa on itv on Tuesday, McDonald’s: 50 Years of the Big Mac on Channel5 on Wednesday and

The Double Life of George Michael on Channel5 on Thursday.

 

Editor´s Pick of the Week

GOGGLEBOX THE BEST BITS on Channel4 on Monday at 11pm

If you have never seen any Gogglebox, then this will be a good place to start and get ready for the next series of the programme that everyone is talking about. Britain's sharpest armchair critics share their sharp, insightful, passionate and sometimes emotional critiques of the year's biggest and best shows so far, in a special programme that revisits some of the best and funniest moments from the most recent series of Gogglebox.

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