1/ Katie Price: The Jordan Years

When was it on?
BBC3, Monday 12.15am

Why should I watch it?
Part one of a three part series following everyone’s favourite soon-to-be-ex-wife of Peter Andre, in which documentary maker Richard Macer tries to dissect Katie Price, aka Jordan. It sounds shit. But isn’t. Because it transpires that Jordan is intelligent, highly motivated and naturally attractive, but fascinatingly complex and damaged.

Macer started making Katie Price: The Jordan Years in 2001, and tracks her early career path. He compares her to early contemporaries Emma Noble and Jo Guest, and points out that they are now obsolete, but Price is worth £30 million. How? Why? All three were beautiful, but Price had something different: an inexplicably large chest. And without anyone even noticing she’s become a megastar. Her twin peaks helped, undoubtedly. But so did her relentless appetite for every aspect of fame. She defied doctors and lost friends, but she doesn’t care, as long as she gets what she wants, which she usually does. And she probably won’t stop until she’s Prime Minister. Seriously.

Show me where?
Watch it on the BBC iPlayer.

2/ Britain’s Got Talent: The Final

When was it on?
ITV1, Saturday 8pm

Why should I watch it?
It turns out that despite Piers Morgan, the tackiness, and the hollow void that is Amanda Holden’s ability (what has she ever done?), that Britain does actually have talent. The winners, Diversity, are awesome. Could you do that? Nope. Us neither. But it turns out Britain is also mental. Here’s why. Firstly, the Britain’s Got Talent final got 18.5 million viewers, making it the most watched TV programme since England played Portugal in Euro 2004. And secondly, runner-up Susan Boyle is in the Priory because she’s been hounded like a freak ever since first impressing Simon Cowell’s weird hair. It’s great that programmes like this allow talented people a bit of unexpected exposure, but it’s alarming there are enough vapid sickos in this country to turn Boyle from a quiet Scottish woman into a figure deserving of relentless mocking and requiring rehab in the space of a month. Who do they think she is? Jordan?

Show me where?
Watch it on the ITV Player.

3/ Tourette's: I Swear I Can’t Help It

When was it on?
BBC1, Thursday 9pm

Why should I watch it?
Tourette's is a neurological disorder that makes people uncontrollably shout stuff, usually swear words. It’s hilarious, and has been used well in other TV programmes, particularly Marty in Shameless. But that’s fiction, and this is fact. And there’s no cure for Tourette's. And it turns out that sufferers like 37-year-old John Davidson, whose story this documentary tells, don’t fully appreciate being treated like involuntary comedians. The sad thing is you can kind of understand why people wouldn’t want to hang out with someone who shouts “fuck”, “cock” and “Ready Steady Cook” at random a lot. But Tourette's: I Swear I Can’t Help It also follows 15-year-old Greg Storey, who says everyone at his school just quietly ignores it now, which is kind of heart-warming. Kids eh? They don’t give a damn what you do as long as you can play football.

Show me where?
Watch it on the BBC iPlayer.