Our pick of this week's TV Catch Up

Will Christopher Eccleston see the light? Blackout on BBC One.

Welcome to our round-up of the week's highlights on our TV Catch Up service. On Catch Up you can keep up with all your favourite shows - and anything you might have missed - on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five and more.

We get out of the blocks in our look at the top telly from the last seven days with new psychological thriller Blackout on BBC One. It stars Christopher Eccleston as washed-up council officer Daniel Demoys - a poor excuse for a family man whose life is turned upside down when he puts a shady business associate in a coma after an alcohol-fuelled row. Whilst seeking sobriety and redemption, Daniel takes a bullet in a drive-by shooting and is soon lauded as a local hero and championed as a candidate for mayor. But will he succumb to the inner demons that still consume him and the evil deeds of that dark night? Cue the flashbacks. Catch up with Blackout

In less than a month Michael Johnson is going to adopt his usual position as peerless pundit for the London Olympic Games. But in Michael Johnson: Survival of the Fastest on Channel 4, the four-time Olympic gold medallist embarks on a personal journey in a bid to understand whether a possible link between the transatlantic slave trade and genetic selection may be a factor in the continuing success of African-American and Caribbean athletes at top-flight events. He also explores the appalling crimes carried out on slave ships and plantation owners' barbaric breeding programmes, providing a bit of perspective to the forthcoming 'greatest show on Earth'. Catch up with Michael Johnson: Survival of the Fastest

The Olympic spirit isn't lost on perma-smiling Vernon Kay as he hosts new competition show Let's Get Gold over on ITV1. Teams from across the UK put their sporting skills to the test for a chance to win a whopping £100,000. The contestants must impress four famous judges - footballer Rio Ferdinand, former cricketer Andrew Flintoff, singer and actress Martine McCutcheon and Una Healy from the Saturdays - putting on a spectacular show in disciplines as wide-ranging as the martial arts and cheerleading. Players are scored for their sporting prowess as well as for creativity and flair - where it's not the taking part, it's the winning that counts! Catch up with Let's Get Gold

The entertainment baton is successfully handed to Andrew Lloyd Webber and his latest talent show Superstar as we stick with ITV1. Having already found himself a Maria, a Joseph, a Nancy, a Dorothy and an Oliver, the master of the musical is now trying to find Jesus. Well, what we mean is an actor and singer to play the title role in the new production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Joining Lloyd Webber and West End casting director David Grindrod on the casting panel are Jason Donovan and Spice Girl Mel C, who will be playing Mary Magdalene in the show. BGT's Amanda Holden takes on the hosting duties as the audition process gets underway. Catch up with Superstar

Zounds! Competition is fierce between the rival courts of Prince Hal and Hotspur, as Shakespeare's history play Henry IV Part 1 is played out in The Hollow Crown on BBC Two. Jeremy Irons plays the embittered king, whose reign is being blighted by rumblings of rebellion and a wayward son whose principle interest seems to be carousing with the cowardly Falstaff. However, when the hot-headed Hotspur rallies forces from around the torn British Isles and forges ahead with war against the king, it's Prince Hal who steps up to the mark and joins his father on the bloody battlefield of Shrewsbury. Catch up with The Hollow Crown

Don't forget that you can always keep up with your favourite soaps including Coronation Street and EastEnders. More TV Catch Up highlights next week.

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06-07-2012