Bale looks for a repeat performance, Trott for another gold and Harry Redknapp embraces the future – this week's ...
Is, of course, a profile of Gareth, rather than Christian, The Dark Knight edged out in favour of the player who has portrayed both hero and villain within the space of a week. Gareth Bale: Welsh Galáctico airs on Wednesday (ITV4, 10pm) the day after Real Madrid play Juventus in their Champions League clash (Sky Sports 4, 7.45pm) where all eyes will be on Bale to see which character will turn up. After a 2-1 defeat to Barcelona in the first clásico, the Spanish press were not kind, branding him "irrelevant" and the "worst performer at the Camp Nou".
Indeed, accusations were flying everywhere around the defeat, with Canal+ reporting that Ronaldo called the ref and linesman "fucking bottlers" - cagónes de mierda - when they failed to give him a penalty. Then on Wednesday it was all smiles as Bale scored two and made two on his debut at the Bernabéu and Ronaldo a further three in their 7-3 defeat of Sevilla. "Beautiful lunacy" and an "exhibition", said the press, but we will have to see if the love affair continues when he plays away from home again on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Welsh galáctico's former club, Spurs, play FC Sheriff in their Europa League meeting on Thursday (ITV4, 8.05pm).
Airs for England Women's rugby team, who play France on Saturday at Twickenham, which will be the first women's game to be shown in the mysterious third dimension in the UK (Sky 3D, 5pm, it's also being broadcast in, er, what does that make it? - one dimension? on 5 Live Extra ). The game is preceded by the men's England v Argentina match, also in 3D (1.30pm) but for anyone lacking the requisite telly and magic specs both, and France v New Zealand (7.30pm), are also on Sky Sports 2.
Sees London 2012 team pursuit and omnium gold medallist, Laura, in action at the final day of the Cycling World Cup (Sunday , BBC2, 2.20pm, including highlights of the previous two days). She added European titles in both events in October and alongside Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Elinor Barker won gold in the pursuit on Friday. The deciding race of the omnium, the 500m team trial, is the second event of the afternoon and, as at The Games, Trott, who said: "I just love performing in front of a home crowd," will have the whole of Manchester's velodrome behind her.
On show at QPR, where the club have excitedly announced that as of now the matchday hashtag (#QPRvDER in Saturday's case) will be embedded on to the home dugout in future. It's part of a concentrated effort to embrace all things social media and the club recently held a Q & A with Harry Redknapp on Twitter using the #AskHarry hashtag. No doubt QPR fans are enjoying this march into the digital future, matchday hashtags included, but the enthusiastic PRs might want to #AskHarry what he feels about it. In January of last year he told a court: "I can't work a computer, I don't know what an email is ... I've never sent a fax and I've never sent a text message."
Sees the show finally go on in the Big Apple as the New York marathon takes place on Sunday (British Eurosport, 2.30pm) after last year's event was cancelled due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The on-again, off-again nature of the cancellation caused controversy but the city is likely to unite behind the race as recovery from Sandy continues apace.