TV This week: Celebrity Masterchef| World Cup

Alan Shearer, Phil Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Gary Lineker, Thierry Henry, Gabby Logan, Alan HansenPic:  BBC
Alan Shearer, Phil Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Gary Lineker, Thierry Henry, Gabby Logan, Alan HansenPic: BBC
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Your pick of this week’s TV


Gail & Me (STV, 8pm)

AS this documentary points out, Helen Worth was originally recruited back in 1974 to bring a little glamour and youthful energy to the cobbles of Coronation Street.

And if life on the Street has ground Gail down in the interim, that’s hardly surprising, as we look back on some of her most dramatic storylines. Amanda Barrie (Alma Halliwell), Cheryl Murray (Suzie Birchall), Sue Nicholls (Audrey Roberts) and Ben Price (Nick Tilsley) are also on hand to share their memories of Helen/Gail.


Celebrity Masterchef (BBC One, 9pm)

JUDGES Gregg Wallace and John Torode are back with a new series of Celebrity MasterChef, as 20 famous faces try to prove they’d be just as at home in the kitchen of a top restaurant as they are in the dining area.


All Star Mr & Mrs (STV, 8pm)

UNDERNEATH all the glitz, glam and showbiz parties, celebrity couples really are just like you and me. David Hasselhoff and his partner Hayley, presenter Amanda Lamb and her hubby Sean, and singer Brian McFadden and his model wife Vogue feature.


FIFA World Cup Live 2014 (STV, 7pm)

FOR months, pundits and journalists have been speculating about what may happen during the competition’s 20th staging, whether or not the two greatest players in the world today - Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Brazil - will turn on the style and, of course, which nation will lift the famous gold trophy.

Here hosts Brazil, the only country to have played in every tournament and favourites to lift the trophy for the sixth time, kick off the tournament in the opening match against Croatia in the Arena da Sao Paolo at 9pm, after the opening ceremony.


Stand By Your Man (Channel 5, 10pm)

STAND By Your Man is the latest series to try to inject a little romance into the schedules.

Hosted by former Westlife member Brian McFadden and Freshly Squeezed’s Laura Jackson, each episode sees four men competing to win a date with one of 40 girls.


Casualty (BBC One, 9.10pm)

ARTHUR suffering with dementia, and Connie is in charge of his care. Will he get the support he needs when the ED is under such a strain? Meanwhile, Jeff and Tamzin have to send even more patients to the ED after a boiler explodes at a party, and Rita suspects one partygoer is bulimic.


World Cup Focus (BBC One, 12.15pm)

MARK Chapman and guests look back at the opening three days of the 2014 World Cup, including extensive analysis of last night’s game between England and Italy in Manaus, in which the Three Lions went in search of revenge for their quarter-final exit to the Azzurri at Euro 2012.There’s also a look ahead to today’s games, which see Switzerland play Ecuador, France meet Honduras and Argentina take on Bosnia and Herzegovina.