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The Weeks guide to what’s worth watching

The best TV programs this week

Me @the Zoo
After he delivered a tearful defense of a televised 2007 Britney Spears performance, video blogger Chris Crocker became an Internet folk hero. Named for the first-ever YouTube video posting, this documentary looks at how the Web helped a bullied gay teen become a cyber-celebrity, to both his benefit and his woe. A Grand Jury Prize nominee at Sundance. Monday, June 25, at 9 p.m., HBO

Final Witness
In March 2008, three members of an East Texas family were killed in the middle of the night and a fourth—father and husband Terry Caffey—was shot while he slept and left for dead. In the premiere of this summer series, which each week will tell a different true-crime story from the perspective of a victim, Terry’s murdered wife provides the imagined vantage point for viewers as the tragedy unfolds, revealing a startling culprit. Wednesday, June 27, at 10 p.m., ABC

Twenty Twelve
Hugh Bonneville goes from lord of Downton Abbey to head of London’s 2012 Olympic Games commission in this sly, hilarious satire series, which also features many other familiar faces of British comedy. In the opener, Bonneville’s beleaguered character keeps an upbeat façade when he and his staff make a mess of a traffic-control plan and also install an Olympics countdown clock that no one understands. Thursday, June 28, at 9 p.m., BBC America

POV: Granito—How to Nail a Dictator
Pamela Yates’s 1983 documentary, When the Mountains Tremble, shed light on the Guatemalan army’s killing of Mayan natives. This 2011 sequel, winner of a number of international awards, shows how Yates’s debut film helped bring about the indictment of former general and dictator Efraín Ríos Montt for crimes against humanity. Thursday, June 28, at 10 p.m., PBS; check local listings

Queen & Country
As England marks the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, this four-part series looks at traditions surrounding the British monarchy. Episode 1 examines London, the heart of royal life in Britain and the place where Elizabeth was formally crowned, at 27. Successive Sundays consider the monarch’s royal visits, her possessions, and her role as head of the Commonwealth. Sundays, July 1–22, at 8 p.m., PBS; check local listings 

Other highlights

Frontline: Dollars and Dentists
Correspondent Miles O’Brien investigates the flaws in a system that puts lives at risk by making dental care unavailable to millions of Americans—including children who are legally guaranteed it. Tuesday, June 26, at 10 p.m., PBS; check local listings

Trip Flip
Travelers chosen at random have their planned vacations dramatically upgraded in this new reality series, which opens in New Orleans. Thursday, June 28, at 9 p.m., Travel Channel

XIII
A mysterious tattoo is an amnesiac’s only clue as he flees enemy agents in this new action series. Stuart Townsend and Aisha Tyler star. Friday, June 29, at 9 p.m., ReelzChannel

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