1/ Sacha Baron Cohen: New Hero of Comedy

When:
Saturday 10.30pm, Channel 4

Why should I watch it?
On July 10, the homophobia-baiting Brüno will hit the cinemas. You’ll go, you’ll laugh, and you’ll leave amazed that one man could have created the outrageously gay fashionista, having already nailed Ali G and Borat. This documentary follows Sacha Baron Cohen’s career from presenting local cable channels to being the world’s most prominent comedian. Footage of early versions of his repertoire are illuminated by famous people saying how intelligent he is and explaining that he’s great because he’s clever, funny and brave. A lethal combination.

His greatest attribute, they say, is that he's never been afraid of pissing people off. No one is immune from his wit, and he’s happily taken on important people and reduced them to questions about drinking from the furry cup. As Ali G, he asked a priest what god looked like, and the priest said: “Jesus shaped”. Tony Benn once told him someone was going to shoot him, but described the interview as an “important piece of political education” after watching it back. Even he appreciated Cohen's genius.

Where:
Watch it on 4oD.

2/ The Inbetweeners

When?
Tuesday 11.10pm, Channel 4

Why should I watch it?
You know the score: a bunch of teenagers are in the sixth form at school and they’re struggling. The Inbetweeners is like Skins for people who aren’t stupid, and the BBC are repeating series two, so it seems a good time to give it some love. In this episode, the chaps are off on a Geography trip to go and be funny little wankers and get really confused around girls. It’s all narrated by the dweeby Will, who moved to a comprehensive from a private school when his parents got divorced and is a bit like an 11-year-old David Mitchell.

When:
Watch it on 4oD.

3/ It’s All Gone Pete Tong

When:
Friday 11.45pm, BBC1

Why should I watch it?
Films! On the BBC iPlayer! When did this happen? We had no idea. But let’s celebrate us finding out by all watching It’s All Gone Pete Tong when we should be working. And don’t be put off this film because it’s called It’s All Gone Pete Tong, as it’s actually a hilarious and touching tale about Frankie Wilde (played by Paul Kaye), a successful DJ living the dream in Ibiza who goes deaf. What happens next is sweet and tender and lovely and great and funny, but still fuelled by cocaine, booze, shagging and partying. So it’s totally fine to feel gooey afterwards.

Where:
Watch it on 4oD.

4/ Inside Nature’s Giants

When:
Monday 9pm, Channel 4

Why should I watch it?
The way to find out about stuff is to cut it up. That’s the rule. So when Channel 4 wanted to find about what goes on inside elephants, they cut one up. Specifically, they cut up Crumple from Blackpool Zoo. And boy there was a lot going on inside her. First, they poked a hole in her side of to release the gas built up inside. An elephant, apparently, produces around 2000 litres of methane (guffs) a day, which is enough to fill up a weather balloon. And this continues when they die. So out come the guffs. Then Crumple's legs are removed to get to the innards. And inside the elephant, it gets better. Their guts are enormous, they have a cooling system in their ears and their feet are like really expensive trainers. We love Crumple. And Crumple loves us.

Where:
Watch it on 4oD.