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The Week in HD - Tuesday 27th August

Hello everyone, and welcome to The Week in HD – our guide to all the must-see high-definition TV shows, films, sports and Blu-ray releases to grace your screens over the next seven days. You can also get daily updates on what's on by following our twitter feed @TodayinHD.

Here's our pick of the week:

Doctor Who at the Proms 2013 BBCiPlayer

Bank Holiday Monday was made all the more special thanks to the broadcast of the Doctor Who Proms, which you can catch up with on BBC iPlayer. This is the third Prom dedicated to the world's longest-running sci-fi show. It focuses on Murray Gold's beautiful compositions from the most recent series, and includes special sound effects from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. There's also an array of old and new monsters – and Doctors, including Matt Smith and Peter Davidson – invading the audience. Brilliant.

Tuesday 27th August

Arsenal v Fenerbahce ITV HD, 7.30pm

Champions League qualifying.

The Great British Bake Off BBC Two HD, 8pm

Bread. The dreaded bread round is here, and Paul Hollywood will be looming and scrutinising and shaking his head in disappointment at everyone's ball of dough. The 12 contestants have to bake 36 bread sticks, the perfect English muffin, and, I quote, "the most outrageous showstopping loaves of bread ever seen on television". Who doesn't want to see Paul the Psychic Octopus in bread form?

Wednesday 28th August

Celebrity MasterChef BBC One HD, 8pm

It's semi-finals week, and eight will become six by the end of the first dish! The remaining six contestants cook for the soldiers taking part in the Wars of the Roses reenactment, using ingredients that would've been popular during medieval times.

Castle Alibi HD, 9pm

Watershed. It's the series five finale, and Kate Beckett is offered the job of a lifetime in Washington. Could this spell the end for her relationship with Castle? And will the body in the water tank be her last case with the 12th precinct? Castle fans: definitely tune in for a jaw-dropping cliffhanger.

Thursday 29th August

Celebrity MasterChef BBC One HD, 8pm

Serve a world-class three-course meal for the 150-plus students, parents and fellows at the end of term banquet at Cambridge University? Easy. Afterwards the final six contestants are told to create a dish inspired by someone in their lives – a dish that shows their passion and emotion through food.

Dara Ó Briain's Science Club BBC Two HD, 8pm

Invisible Worlds. Dara and his team put the unseen world under the microscope, from microbes to nano-technology. Dara takes on a computer in identifying whiskeys, Mark Miodownik tries to create the world's toughest material using tips from nature, and gravity-defying liquids are played with.

Friday 30th August

Bayern Munich v Chelsea ITV HD, 7.30pm

UEFA Super Cup.

Celebrity MasterChef BBC One HD, 8.30pm

It's the most daunting challenge yet: cooking for the critics. The final five have to cook to perfection for three of the country's most feared restaurant critics for a place in next week's final.

Reading and Leeds Festival 2013 BBC Two HD, 11.05pm

Highlights from this year's Reading festival, including performances from Green Day, Frank Turner, Biffy Clyro, Alt-J (above) and Nine Inch Nails.

The 51st State BBC HD, 11.40pm

Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Meatloaf and Samuel L Jackson are in this movie. Does the plot even matter? Jackson plays an American master chemist (with a Scottish heritage and a love of golf) with a new drug to sell, while Meatloaf is his old boss wanting revenge. He hires an assassin (Mortimer) to kill off Jackson, but is intercepted by her ex-lover, Carlyle, who just wants to get to the Liverpool v Manchester United match. Got all that?

Saturday 31st August

Terminator 2: Judgement Day Channel 4 HD, 9.20pm

He said he'd be back. This time Sarah Connor teams up with Arnold Schwarzenegger to protect her son from the upgraded and deadly Terminator assassin played by Robert Patrick. We still well-up at that part with the thumb…

Sunday 1st September

MotoGP BBC One HD, 12pm

Silverstone. Is there any stopping Marc Marquez? Doesn't seem like it. As we head to Silverstone, are we going to see another spectacular win from the young Spaniard? Or can Brit Cal Crutchlow become the first home-grown winner since Barry Sheene in 1981 – in his home race, no less?

Liverpool v Manchester United Sky Sports HD1 & 3D, 12.30pm

Barclays Premier League.

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Sky Sports HD1 & 3D, 3.30pm

Barclays Premier League.

Twister ITV 2 HD, 6.45pm

The movie that made flying cows a staple of 90s pop culture. A group of tornado chasers go and, um, chase a tornado. With a new gadget. Starring Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Blow Sky Atlantic HD, 10pm

Before Johnny Depp decided playing variations of Captain Jack Sparrow was a good way to spend the rest of his career, he used to be a proper actor. A fine one, too, in his portrayal of real-life drug baron George Jung who became the cocaine king of USA in the 1970s. Also stars Penelope Cruz and Ray Liotta.

The Expendables Channel 5 HD, 10pm

Action heroes of the 80s and 90s join up in this testosterone-filled ensemble to recapture the glory of proper action films. It's like the i-generation never happened. Smartphones and nanotech and lens flares? Pah! Have some good ol' fashioned explosions, gunfights, and the sound of knuckles hitting flesh. And cheesy one liners from muscle-clad men. And Jet Li.

'Til next week…

By Kashfia Kabir

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Kashfia Kabir
Kashfia Kabir

Kashfia is the Hi-Fi and Audio Editor of What Hi-Fi? and first joined the brand over 10 years ago. During her time in the consumer tech industry, she has reviewed hundreds of products, been to countless trade shows across the world and fallen in love with hi-fi kit much bigger than her. In her spare time, Kash can be found catching up with TV shows, tending to an ever-growing houseplant collection and hanging out with her cat Jolene.