Give ’em enough Pope

In order to “beat the Olympics” (you can’t beat the Olympics), we recorded this week’s Telly Addict a day early at the Guardian, where wondrous things were being prepared in an adjacent studio of which I cannot yet speak (keep your eye on the Guardian website when the Games begin), and it’s up early, too. In any case, my aim was to avoid the Olympics, which means an eye cast over last week’s Bank Of Dave on C4; Ruby Wax’s Mad Confessions, also on C4; the return of The Borgias to Sky Atlantic; and another indulgent moment from Mid Morning Matters With Alan Partridge, also on Sky Atlantic. I may just have a look at the opening ceremony and review that next week, as London 2012 is essentially a television event for most of us.