Tuesday 8 September


Sky Atlantic, 10.00pm

Ballers’ is a new half-hour comedy series starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.

Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, and Arielle Kebbel also star. Created and executive produced by Steve Levinson; executive produced by Mark Wahlberg. It starts with a double-header tonight on Sky Atlantic so don’t miss it!

Educating Cardiff

Channel 4, 9.00pm

This week, the focus is on two girls and particularly feisty year 10s at that. Proud to wear their emotions on their sleeves, the girls at Willows High School aren’t afraid of voicing their opinions; they express exactly how they are feeling at all times. It is up to the staff at Willows to ensure that the girls stay on track, using every tactic available to them to get through to the girls. Hopefully it will help solve their problems and find their individual strengths.


Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm

If you’ve been following David Duchovny’s latest TV offering, you will have been pleasantly surprised. While it’s hardly likely to stand tall alongside The Wire and The Sopranos as television’s gold standard dramas, it is effortlessly watchable and a solid hour of escapism.

In this episode, accusations fly when Hodiak admits what he knows about Ken and Manson to Grace; and Charmain tries to help a victim who refuses to help herself.

Battle for the Himalayas: The Fight to Film Everest – Timeshift

BBC Four, 10.50pm

Between the 1920s and the 1960s the world’s great powers sent vast military-style expeditions to conquer the peaks of the Himalayas, with Everest at their head. This was a great game played – camera in hand – by Imperial Britain, Nazi Germany and superpower America.

As a result, Himalayan mountaineering’s most iconic, epic and tragic moments didn’t just go down in history, but were caught on film – from the deaths of Mallory and Irvine on Everest in 1924, to Everest’s final conquest in 1953 by Hillary and Tensing. Using footage never before seen on British television, this is the story how of how film-makers turned the great peaks into great propaganda.

Of course, this a handy build-up for Everest, the big disaster film event of the year. Watch the trailer below:

Sport Pick of the Day

Live Euro 2016 Qualifier: England v Switzerland

ITV, 7.15pm (KO 7.45)

Mark Pougatch presents coverage from Wembley Stadium as Roy Hodgson’s squad aim to continue their serene passage¬†through Group E and claim a place in the main competition. However, question marks surrounding the fitness of Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana have left Hodgson playing his cards close to his chest regarding team selection. Even if he doesn’t have a full-strength squad, a victory over the group’s top seeds could still see them qualify with three games to spare. Lee Dixon and Ian Wright are in the studio, while commentary is provided by Clive Tyldesley and Glenn Hoddle.