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The African Rock 'N' Roll Years BBC Four, 9.00pm

SOUTH AFRICA is the country in the spotlight tonight as the series continues its look at the rich and diverse sounds of the continent.

During apartheid, the music scene became incredibly vibrant as songs were used as a way of hitting back against repression.

Tonight's footage featuring stars such as Abdullah Ibrahim and Thomas Mapfumo

International One Day Cricket Sky Sports 1, 6.30pm

THE latest encounter between England and the Aussies should be worth watching if the previous clashes are anything to go by.

Even if you're not a cricket fan, there's so much needle between the sides that it's bound to be exciting.

And given Australia's sluggish start to their summer tour, it would take a brave man to bet against England

The Office: An American Workplace

BBC Three, 9.30pm IT'S not quite in the same league as the British version, but The Office US-style is still worth a look.

Tonight, Michael must find a cheaper alternative to the company's current healthcare policy and delegates the task to eager-to-please Dwight

Infernal Affairs Film Four, 10.15pm

HONGKONG might not be the most obvious setting for a crime thriller, but this superb drama uses its setting to full effect.

Between Triads, intrepid investigators and corrupt cops, the suspense builds as both sides try and work out who they can trust.

And with the makers refusing to allow the film to descend into the usual big-budget shoot-em-up, you'll remain gripped right to the very last minute

Spin City ITV2, 7.00pm

MIKE is again facing problems as he tries to run New York and solve the problems presented by his boss.

But unlike the usual messes he and his team of spin doctors have to clear up, tonight's dilemma is purely personal.

When the mayor's new girlfriend makes a play for him, Mike has to defuse the situation while fighting against his own urges

Apollo 13 Sky Movies 4, 6.35pm

EVEN though we all know what happened to the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to the moon, watching events unfold in this film version is still gripping.

After their craft was crippled on the way to the moon, the world watched anxiously as the crew limped back home.Tom Hanks stars alongside Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon in the 1995 dramatisation

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