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TONIGHT'S TV: The Secret History of Our Streets (BBC2 9pm)
The schedules are calf-deep in football at the moment, with the Euro 2012 tournament expanding to fill every minute of early-evening prime time.
Which is all very well, if you like football.
If not, there are a few isolated gems hidden away which might appeal. The Secret History Of Our Streets takes as a jumping-off point Charles Booth's socially-annotated 'poverty maps' of London, produced in the late 19th Century.
This week it's the turn of Camberwell Grove, a gentrified oasis that nestles between some of South London’s roughest areas.
If you're a Londoner, or ever have been this is more or less compulsory viewing. Even if ou're not, it's a beautifully-produced documentary that tells in microcosm the story of our nation’s capital.
It features interviews with current residents of this special little enclave and boasts the most luscious, painterly shots of the grove of trees that still lines this inner-city street.
And, even if all that doesn't tempt you, it makes a change from football.
Daily tip from the lady archive
"It is not always she who appears most kindly in her interest who is the safe sharer of sacred (maybe sorrowful) secrets! Charming manners do not always connote sincerity of heart!”The Lady. In Confidence. 4th April, 1918