The Week in HD - Monday 2nd July
Hello everyone and welcome to The Week in HD, our weekly guide to the best HD films, TV shows, sports and Blu-ray releases to grace your screens.
With Euro 2012 out of the way, this week it's all about Wimbledon and the British Grand Prix – made even more exciting by the high chance of rain. Will Wimbledon finals be delayed? Wil there be plenty of safety cars in Silverstone? How will the BBC juggle both schedules? For once we can be excited about a rainy weekend. There's plenty of great films on as well, so scroll down to see our picks of the week:
Monday 2nd July
John Carter - Blu-ray
Disney adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough's sci-fi action novels that tell of a Civil War veteran who is transplanted to Mars, where he is taken hostage by the planet's 12-foot tall barbarians, but as he nearly escapes, he finds there's a damsel in distress to save!
It may have been panned by critics, but the pulpy story and stunning visuals of Mars is just about worth it. Stars Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, Willem Dafoe, Taylor Kitsch and Samantha Morton.
Tuesday 3rd July
Wimbledon - BBC HD - 12pm
Ladies' singles quarter-finals
Goodwood Festival of Speed - Sky 3D - 5pm
Highlights from the classic motoring event in West Sussex, showcasing historical racing cars and brand-new ones as well.
Doctor Who - Watch HD - 8pm
The Eleventh Hour. Relive the fifth series that saw Matt Smith regenerate into the eleventh Doctor. The Doctor crash lands in young Amelia Pond's garden, and beings to investigate the crack in her bedroom wall. Even if you're still mourning the departure of David Tennant, the food scene alone should endear you to the new incarnation of our Time Lord. Bow ties are cool.
Mission: Impossible III - E4 HD - 10pm
Philip Seymour Hoffman makes a convincing baddie in the guise of a dangerous arms dealer who brings Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt out of retirement.
Super 8 - Sky Movies HD Showcase - 9.45pm
The collaboration between JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg could only create a brilliant film as Super 8, where a group of young amateur filmmakers capture footage of a mysterious something on their 8mm camera.
Wednesday 4th July
Wimbledon - BBC HD - 12.55pm
Men's singles quarter-finals
The Devil Wears Prada - E4 HD - 8pm
Fun and frivolous film about the fashion magazine industry in New York City, where a young journalist interns for the feared ice queen editor of not-Vogue magazine. The film is way more fun than it should be, supported by the stellar cast of Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci. And the clothes are fabulous.
Thursday 5th July
Wimbledon - BBC HD - 12.30pm
Ladies' singles semi-finals
Let Me In - Sky Movies HD Indie - 8pm
There's a trend for Scandinavian films and shows to be converted into American/English as quickly as possible, and the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist was no exception.
It's a different take on the vampire story, concentrating more on the lonely friendship blossoming between a young bullied boy and his neighbour, a quiet girl who just happens to be a vampire, while their town is beset by a string of serial killings. It takes turns being chilling and heartbreaking, although watch the original Swedish version, Let The Right One In, for a much more unsettling experience.
True Grit - Sky Movies HD Indie - 10pm
The Coen brother's critically accalimed American Western film about a young girl who is determined to track down the man who killed her father, enlisting the help of a tough sheriff along the way. Starring Hailee Steinfield, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin.
Friday 6th July
Wimbledon - BBC HD - 12.30pm
Men's singles semi-finals
8 Out Of 10 Cats - 4HD - 10.35pm
End of season compilation episode, with all the best bits including all the jokes you can make about taxes.
Saturday 7th July
Formula 1: The British Grand Prix - BBC1 HD - 12.10pm
Qualifying coverage from the Silverstone race circuit.
Wimbledon - BBC HD - 2.30pm
Ladies' singles final - also in 3D!
The Hollow Crown - BBC HD - 9pm
Henry IV, Part 1. Heir to the throne Prince Hal is the bane of his father's life, spending more time in the tavern with Falstaff than tending to his duties. But the threat of a rebellion from rivals Hotspur, Northumberland and Worcester motivate the prince to rise to his duties. Starring Jeremy Irons, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Julie Walters, Joe Armstrong, Michelle Dockery, and Harry Lloyd.
Sunday 8th July
Formula 1: The British Grand Prix - BBC1 HD - 12.55pm
Live coverage from the race in Silverstone, with rain.
Wimbledon - BBC HD - 3.30pm
Men's singles finals - also in 3D!
QI - BBC HD - 10pm
Hypothetical. QI creator John Lloyd drops in with plenty of hypothetical questions to discuss with Johnny Vegas, Sandi Toksvig, Alan Davies and Stephen Fry.
'Til next week...