TV highlights 10/09/2012

Our Greatest Team: Athletes' Parade Live | Leaving | Tourettes: Let Me Entertain You | Ronna & Beverly | 9/11: The Miracle Survivor | Dancing Irish Triplets

Our Greatest Team: Athletes' Parade Live
1.25pm, BBC1

Gary Lineker and Gabby Logan co-present as Team GB and ParalympicsGB celebrate their undoubtedly successful medals haul in a victory parade that will feature 22 floats wending their way through central London. Despite trepidation and scepticism in the run-up to the Games, they certainly delivered on the sporting front and engendered an overall feelgood factor that a great many will rather miss. We'll be saying goodbye to that as well as saluting the athletes. David Stubbs

9pm, ITV1

This new three-parter written by Tony Marchant explores the complexities of love: in this case between an older woman, Julie (Helen McCrory), who is married and works as an events manager, and 25-year-old Aaron (Callum Turner), who has been drifting since leaving university, but ends up taking a job working with her. The result is a plausible and engaging love story, remarkable for its humbleness and lack of hyperbole. In fact, it's so quietly observed it will have you checking the channel; is this really ITV1? Martin Skegg

Tourettes: Let Me Entertain You
9pm, BBC3

New series in which Reggie Yates gives six people with Tourettes a chance to do a live music gig. "Getting sworn at, and getting the middle finger every five seconds, is something I've never had to deal with," says Yates (perhaps one of the very few Radio 1 DJs able to state that). Yet ironically, given that their tics completely disappear when performing, this may be one of the handful of bands who don't swear on stage. Inspiring stuff, sure, but it does make you wish TV producers might occasionally focus on other, perhaps less compellingly "outré" conditions that also deserve our attention. Ali Catterall

Ronna & Beverly
9pm, Sky Atlantic

Jewish Brooklyn housewives Ronna and Beverley (comic actors Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo) bring their relentless maternal banter to UK shores. Something about that "Excuuuuse me. Terrific. Thenk you" accent makes almost every joke land, no matter how daft. Beverley shoulder-dances nervously throughout while kvetching about her labia. Ronna cuts through celebrity egos with her verbal exocets. They're terrifying and great fun once you get used to the kinetic speech patterns. Frank Skinner, Charles Dance and Alfie Boe are their first victims. Julia Raeside

9/11: The Miracle Survivor
10pm, Channel 4

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks of 2001, dozens of rumours and myths coalesced, and dispersed almost as swiftly. One such was the yarn of the man who had survived the collapse of one of the Twin Towers by riding – surfing, indeed – the collapsing building 80-something floors to the ground, and safety. This film goes in search of that surfer, Pasquale Buzzelli. A Port Authority engineer, his story – as it turns out – isn't quite as astonishing as the enduring legend, but is astonishing nevertheless. Andrew Mueller

Dancing Irish Triplets
10pm, More4

Having been advised that football was a crowded field of endeavour, teenagers Ashley and Nathan Hawes took up Irish dancing, where the pair are remarkable not only for their skills, but also for their brother Francis, the third of their triplet fraternity, who has cerebral palsy. A nice enough film, but the central idea (what of the tragic third brother?) is undermined by the fact that everyone on the circuit knows exactly who Francis is, so characterful and completely untragic is he, and so inclusive is the Hawes family unit. John Robinson


David Stubbs, Martin Skegg, Ali Catterall, Julia Raeside, Andrew Mueller and John Robinson

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