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The week in TV: Rio Olympics; An Hour to Save Your Life; Skies Above Britain; Heroes of Helmand and more

The BBC’s Olympics coverage struggled with quite so much success. Plus, more British excellence courtesy of the NHS and Raf

Rio Olympics (BBC, all the time, everywhere, except when you want to find something specific) | iPlayer

An Hour to Save Your Life (BBC2) | iPlayer

Skies Above Britain (BBC2) | iPlayer

Heroes of Helmand (C4) | All 4

There’s Something About Romcoms (C4) | All 4

“To Murray’s credit, he does get the forehand through the court a lot faster than in the last 18 months… so it was a positive miss.” This was exactly the kind of comfy-bath thing we’ve become used to since 1966, arguably since the end of empire: partisan BBC commentators talking up a plucky Brit with insane praise. Paul Hand and Simon Reed were the DJs on hand as Andy thwacked it so firmly out via the tramlines at a crucial stage of his final against Del-Boy Potro, but

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