This week, Arthur and Merlin are patrolling the edges of the kingdom when they are set upon by bandits.
The return of the Spooks team for an impressive ninth year demonstrates little sign of the flagship BBC spy show abating from the breathless speed with which it ended the 2009 finale.
Cleverly scheduled to take away the pain of having to go back to school, Merlin returns to BBC One, hunting for the missing Morgana, who got up to all sorts of witchery last year.
It must be tough to schedule certain programmes in what has turned out to be the first decent summer in this country for about seventy years.
It's surprising that, in the wake of The Mighty Boosh, there haven't been more pretenders to the comedy crown of Mssrs Barratt and Fielding. Dave's exclusive new show Zimbani tries, but epically fails.
The first show to air as part of BBC Three's 2010 pilot season (the last of which in 2008 gave us Being Human), Pulse arrives with a style and content that would frankly be better suited to the long dark evenings of winter than the bright and warm evenings of the summer months.
Do you remember what The Doctor told Amy when she was seven years old? And, more to the point, do you remember what we told you in our review for 'Flesh And Stone'? Just two little words: continuity errors.