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Live Cricket: England v Australia | Celebrity MasterChef | The Man Who Collected The World: William Burrell | Who Do You Think You Are? | Welcome To The World Of Weight Loss | Big Bad World | The Culture Show At Edinburgh: Funny Women | Boom Town

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Live Cricket: England v Australia

10am, Sky Sports Ashes

The Ashes has been effectively over as a contest since those first drops of rain held up play in the third test, yet there remains plenty to play for as this final test begins. Most pressingly, there's the issue of a potentially historic 4-0 series victory for Alastair Cook's England, which could be claimed at the Oval. Australia will be keen to prevent that landmark, but they will also be looking to restore some semblance of pride ahead of the return series, which begins in Brisbane in November. Gwilym Mumford

Celebrity MasterChef

8pm, BBC1

Here come the final four celebrities: boxer Joe Calzaghe,
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'Celebrity MasterChef' gets BBC One return date

Celebrity MasterChef will return to BBC One at the end of the month, it has been announced.

The first new episode of the cooking competition will air on July 31 with a new lineup of celebrity contestants.

16 famous faces - including Sugababe Heidi Range, Bottom star Ade Edmondson and comics Les Dennis and Katy Brand - will battle it out to impress long-standing judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

Actors John Thomson, Denise Black and Brian Capron and sports stars Phillips Idowu, Matthew Hoggard and Joe Calzaghe are also set to show off their culinary talents.

TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff, Boyzone's Shane Lynch, rapper Speech Debelle, Jo Wood and Janet Street-Porter complete the lineup.

The show will air across six weeks, with the celebrities facing challenges such as mass catering for Cirque du Soleil and the Harlequins rugby team.

Exec producer Carla-Maria Lawson said: "The return of Celebrity MasterChef to this
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Heidi Range, Les Dennis, Shane Lynch for 'Celebrity MasterChef'

Celebrity MasterChef returns to the BBC this summer with a new lineup of famous faces attempting to impress John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

16 celebrities will be putting their palates to the test and proving their culinary worth on primetime BBC One.

Sugababes star Heidi Range, comic Les Dennis, actors John Thomson, Denise Black and Brian Capron, and Bottom star Ade Edmondson are among the competitors.

Katy Brand, Shappi Khorsandi, TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff and sports stars Phillips Idowu, Matthew Hoggard and Joe Calzaghe are also taking part.

Completing the lineup are Jo Wood, rapper Speech Debelle, Boyzone's Shane Lynch and broadcaster Janet Street-Porter.

Exec producer Carla-Maria Lawson said: "The return of Celebrity MasterChef to this BBC One peak time slot sees thrills and spills and some extraordinary cooking from our lineup of well-known faces.

"In this series, the contestants' enthusiasm in their pursuit of the MasterChef trophy is palpable, often inspiring and sometimes very,
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Sky Sports turn to realism just as Premier League lives up to the hype | Martin Kelner

Graeme Souness and Gary Neville tried to play down the possibility of drama before a most dramatic afternoon unfolded

As Britain's most diligent broadcast sport commentator, I intended to compare and contrast coverage of super massive humongous earth‑shattering Sunday on various media – a little bit of Final Score on the BBC, some radio maybe but, my goodness, Sky kept me pinned to my seat, remote by my side, untouched.

If anything, for the first time in Premier League history, they may have slightly undersold the massive event. Like most football lovers I had been looking forward to the massiveness all week but the pre-match realism of panellists Graeme Souness and Gary Neville was such a dampener I almost switched over to the rugby.

The more the presenter Ed Chamberlain talked about nerves and slip-ups and drama, the more Souness especially advertised the new resolute City. "Manchester City are in a great position,
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