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PICK OF THE WEEK The Simpsons Sky1, Thursday, 7.30pm

Okay, not quite as super-brilliant as it used to be, but still better than most. The 21st series (which has a curtain-raiser, Access All Areas, on the same channel tomorrow at 7pm) begins with the unveiling of Jeff Albertson's latest comic-book creation, Everyman, who takes powers from other superheroes. Hollywood goes nuts, but who should play him? Homer! And so, to get our hero into shape, the movie studio hires a celebrity fitness trainer, Lyle McCarthy, to help him. Creator Matt Groening draws himself into the action.



E4, Monday, 9pm

The musical set in a high school for people who don't like High School Musical. It's the story (in 22 parts) of an after-school choir which doesn't need Disney approval for its raunchy jokes. And it's yet another vehicle (after The Sopranos and The X Factor) for Don't Stop Believin' by Journey, one of the greatest songs ever written.


The Man Who Shot The 60s

BBC4, Wednesday, 9pm

You may not think you need another doc about the Swinging Sixties, especially one featuring David bleedin' Bailey – but this is the story of Bailey and Terence Donovan's mucker Brian Duffy, the third member of the so-called Black Trinity, who disappeared in 1978. He dismisses photography as an art form, but David Bowie's Aladdin Sane cover was one of his.

&#149 This article was first published in Scotsman on Sunday on 10 January, 2010.