WHEN Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, the revolutionary work composed for Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes, was first performed in Paris in 1913, it's fair to say it got a bit of a mixed reception.

The audience was apparently so taken aback by the complex music and daring choreography, which was intended to evoke ancient fertility rites, that some of them were brawling in the aisles.

However, these days the work is regarded as a classic, so Katie Derham probably won't have to take body armour and a gum shield with her to the Albert Hall as she introduces coverage of the second Prom on BBC Two, Saturday at 9pm, given by Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France led by the South Korean conductor Myung-Whun Chung.

As well as the Rite of Spring, they will also be performing the Oberon overture from Weber's last opera, as well as Brahms's sumptuous Double Concerto for Violin and Cello with sibling soloists Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, who make their first appearance at the BBC Proms this season.

Based on the hit Danish crime drama, The Killing on Channel 4, tonight at 9pm, is so far proving to be a worthy reinterpretation of the celebrated original.

The latest episode sees Linden and Holder continuing the investigation into the murder of teenager Rosie Larsen, as the duo put pressure on the girl’s suspicious former boyfriend Jasper in their quest for answers.

New information also comes courtesy of her best friend Sterling, who makes some surprising revelations about her late pal’s habits and lifestyle.

Meanwhile, politician Darren Richmond organises a fundraising party in the hope of breathing new life into his re-election campaign, which has started to falter since Rosie’s murder caught the public’s attention.

Plenty of secrets come to light as the show starts to shift into a higher gear, but we can be sure there are a lot more twists and turns in store before the mystery is resolved.

How do you follow an animated series as successful as The Simpsons?

For Matt Groening, the answer was simple: create a fresh spin on the Buck Rogers tale of a man frozen in time and thawed out in the future.

Futurama's fish-out-of-water formula proved to be another recipe for success, but in 2003, after a four-year run, it looked like that was that.

However, like Family Guy, Futurama fans proved loyal to the cause, snapping up DVDs and merchandise aplenty, so little wonder more episodes were commissioned.

Sky1 is screening old episodes on Friday at 4.30pm and 5.30pm, but if you’re in the mood for something a little fresher then you’re in luck.

In the first episode of season seven later on, at 8pm, the Professor tries to resuscitate the crew members with his birth machine following a devastating spaceship crash.

The gags are both fast and plentiful.