TV listings | United

Are my eyes deceiving me? David Jason, the British TV actor who could do no wrong, who as Del Boy, Pop Larkin and Frost has had hit after hit after hit … a measly 3.4 on IMDB. Say it can’t be true.

Well, if you believe the reviewers, then The Royal Bodyguard (BBC Ent, Thu 22:00), a sitcom about an incompetent placed in charge of the queen of England’s security matters, is complete codswallop. But, and this is a big but, most of the complaints seem to be coming from people who thought Johnny English was brilliant.

Staying in Britain, and a safer bet all round (7-8 on IMDB), are these four progammes. Call the Midwife (SV1, Sun 21:00), in Britain at least, is even more popular than Downton Abbey. Set in the 1950s, it’s an authentic looking costume drama you can really lose yourself in. The Song of Lunch (SV1, Sun 17:05), with Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson, recounts how ex-lovers meet for lunch entirely in verse. Your enjoyment rests on how pretentious you like your poetry. United is the tale of the Munich Air Disaster. It’s vivid, moving and compellingly recreated, bringing home the full extent of the tragedy, with a standout performance by David Tennant. And staying with sport, Twenty Twelve (BBC Ent, Thu 22:30) is a mockumentary-style sitcom about the organisation of the 2012 Olympics, which some critics thought was too mild a satire.

Meanwhile, over the pond, The Finder (TV3, Tue 21:00) is an average psychic investigator crime series; Terra Nova (TV2 Zulu, Sat 20:00) is a mediocre ‘we’ve ended up in prehistoric Earth’ romp; and Camelot (TV3, Sat 21:00) is a Game of Thrones wannabe with poor casting. Arthur’s too girly and Merlin (Joseph Fiennes) too hammy – a shame as Eva Green excels as Morgan.

Elsewhere, learn more about the greeting waiting for football fans in Panorama: Euro 2012: Stadiums Of Hate (BBC World, Sun 13:30 & 19:30); relive the epic concert Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (DRK, Tue 22:25); pay homage to The Queen’s Jubilee (BBC Ent, Sun 14:30, Mon 20:30 & Tue 10:15); and tune in for The Life & Times of Tim (DR2, Sat 23:45), a US animation series similar to Family Guy.