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Your round-up up of the TV highlights this week.

MONDAY

Jim Davidson: At Least I’m Not Boring (Five, 9pm)

JIM Davidson is one of those larger-than-life characters who makes up in personality and reputation what he lacks in stature.

Wine, women and bawdiness have been the cornerstones of his wild-man image ever since the one-time window cleaner hit the spotlight as the youngest ever comedian to top the bill at the London Palladium. And ever since he’s been on a roller-coaster to trouble.

This profile of the comedian charts his rise to fame after appearing on talent show New Faces in 1976.

TUESDAY

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Chris’s Final Answer (STV, 9pm)

IT’S the end of an era, and so it’s only fitting that the man at the centre of it all would have a few words to say about the highs, lows and controversies surrounding such a phenomenally successful show. In an hour-long programme Chris takes a look at some his favourite memories of show, which debuted in 1998, recalls the contestants that made the biggest impressions and discusses all the million-pound moments, including the first winner, Judith Keppel.

WEDNESDAY

Line Of Duty (BBC Two, 9pm)

ANTI-CORRUPTION cop Steve Arnott and his colleagues return, investigating a case of suspected police corruption. Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton is the sole survivor of a police convoy ambushed while escorting a protected witness. Arnott immediately suspect she tipped the perpetrators off - but proving it may be difficult.

THURSDAY

The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure (BBC 2, 8pm)

SI King and Dave Myers latest adventure finds them packing their bags and heading out East to explore the roots of some of their favourite Asian dishes.

They’re kicking off in Hong Kong, where they learn about the incredible versatility of the wok when used in Cantonese cuisine at a street-food stall.

FRIDAY

Ben Fogle: New Lives In The Wild (Channel 5, 9pm)

THIS week, Ben travels to Leyte, one of the 7,000 islands that make up the Philippines, to meet 45-year-old ‘Jungle Neil’ Hoag, who was struggling to make a living as a Florida cabbie before finding love on the other side of the world.

Now, he’s a coconut farmer with an adopted family, and appears to have ditched the American Dream in favour of a new culture.

But as Fogle discovers, Hoag’s new home wouldn’t be everyone’s idea of a tropical paradise.

SATURDAY

Salamander (BBC 4, 9pm)

THE new 12-part Belgian crime drama continues. Being pursued by unknown forces, Paul Geradi (Filip Peeters) takes shelter in the monastery where Carl Cassimon (Lucas Van den Eynde), his former boss, has retreated, and begs him for his help. He stubbornly refuses and appears to have a good reason.

SUNDAY

The British Academy Film Awards (BBC 1, 9pm)

STEPHEN Fry takes centre stage at the Royal Opera House, London, returning to his role as host for one of the world’s most prestigious film ceremonies, the EE British Academy Film Awards.

Leading the charge for the famous BAFTA masks is Alfonso Cuarón’s ground-breaking film, Gravity, with a total of 11 nominations including Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Director and Original Screenplay.