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Peter Krause stars in new US series Dirty Sexy Money.
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Delia, Bionic Woman and Dirty Sexy Money in this week's hottest TV shows.
All times are GMT.
Delia: How to Cheat at Cooking (BBC2, 20:30) sees the Norwich fan continuing her run of failsafe shortcuts to creating your own haute cuisine without needing to break the bank. It's hardly Heston, but then again, it's a darned sight easier than any of his recipes.
Battle for Haditha (Channel 4, 21:00) follows Monday's DVD release with a terrestrial showing, with Nick Broomfield detailing the 'second My Lai' - the massacre of 24 Iraqis in November 2005, a revenge attack by US marines after one of their own was killed in Haditha.
And in Skins (E4, 22:00), Tony (Nicholas Hoult) finds his lothario leanings are awakened when attending a university open day.
On Tuesday, ONE Life (BBC1, 22:35) tells of the trials and tribulations of rock star parents - Mitch Winehouse being the biggest name - while Bionic Woman (ITV2, 21:00) sees Jaime (Michelle Ryan) continuing to get to grips with her newfound powers, and hopefully learning to smile a bit.
Later on Laura, Ben and Him (ITV2, 22:35) brings some promising comedy talent to this new sketch show and Jeremy Northam and Steve Zahn are a fantastic double act in offbeat comedy Happy, Texas (BBC1, 23:35)
The BBC's series looking at British comedy greats kicks off on Wednesday with The Curse of Steptoe (BBC4, 21:00) on Wednesday, with Jason Isaac and Phil Davis bringing great pathos to their portrayals of Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell, while Mark Lawson talks to Galton and Simpson (BBC4, 23:05) sees the Newsnight Review host discussing the rag-and-bone sitcom with its creators.
Elsewhere, Torchwood (BBC2, 21:00) is as wonderfully silly as ever, while Kenneth Branagh stars as inspiring war leader Colonel Tim Collins in Our Business is North, the last of the 10 Days to War season (BBC2, 21:00).
Thursday morning features some classic screwball comedy in His Girl Friday (BBC2, 10:30) while Hugh Laurie's outstanding turn in House (Five, 21:00) deserves a look if your interest has been piqued by his recent comments regarding his near abandonment by British TV. And in b>Entourage (ITV2, 00:00), Eric (Kevin Connolly) and Billy Walsh (Rhys Coiro) look set to come to blows when the latter is hired to direct Vince's (Adrien Grenier) Pablo Escobar film Medellin.
The heavily-trailed Dirty Sexy Money (Channel 4, 21:00) arrives on Friday, with Six Feet Under Peter Krause starring as an upstanding lawyer who agrees to follow in his father's footsteps as the attorney of the wealthy, wild Darling family, headed by Donald Sutherland. A starry cast and some glossy US production could make this a new fixture in your Friday nights.
To watch the Dirty Sexy Money trailer, click here
Sacred Music (BBC4, 20:00) sees thespian great Simon Russell Beale exploring the development of Christian church music, while The Passion (21:00, BBC1) sees James Nesbitt starring as Pontius Pilate in a powerful retelling of the Easter story.
If you're staying in on Saturday, you can't go far wrong with The Mighty Boosh Night (BBC3, from 21:05), kicking off with a documentary explaining the inspiration behind Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt's magical creation, before a series of episodes - highlights include the surreal genius of The Crimp (22:35) and the insanity of The Nightmare of Milky Joe (23:05).
And on Sunday, Richard Curtis and Anthony Minghella team up for an adaptation of Alexander McCall's bestseller The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency (BBC1, 21:00), with Jill Scott as Precious Ramotswe, while the first two Discworld novels come to the screen in The Colour of Magic (Sky One, 18:00), featuring David Jason as useless wizard Rincewind, Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin as naive tourist Twoflower and David Bradley as the excellently-named Cohen the Barbarian.