TV highlights 23/08/2012

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BBC Proms 2012 | Waterloo Road | Whatever Happened To Harry Hill? | Super Freaks Of Nature | Vic & Bob's Lucky Sexy Winners | Wilfred

BBC Proms 2012

7.30pm, BBC4

Here's a Prom that looks like it may be rather jolly, if only because it features Edgard Varèse's Tuning Up, a parody piece based on the sounds heard from the orchestra before the conductor arrives on stage. Setting a rather different mood, Vasily Petrenko also conducts the National Youth Orchestra in a performance of Messiaen's Turangalîla Symphony, a celebration of love. The programme is rounded out by the London premiere of Nico Muhly's Gait, a piece inspired by the motion of horses, and HandsFree by Anna Meredith, which makes use of body percussion. Presented by Charles Hazlewood. Jonathan Wright

Waterloo Road

8pm, BBC1

Series eight of Waterloo Road has relocated, radically, to Greenock in Scotland, with the audience expected to accept this leap of location
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