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FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Scotland vs Australia - BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Britain - November 25, 2017 Australia's Will Genia in action REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
FILE PHOTO: Autumn Internationals - Scotland vs Australia
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Scotland vs Australia - BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Britain - November 25, 2017 Australia's Will Genia in action REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Scotland's full-back Stuart Hogg (C) runs the ball during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on February 11, 2018 (AFP Photo/ANDY BUCHANAN )
Scotland's full-back Stuart Hogg (C) runs the ball during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on February 11, 2018
Scotland's full-back Stuart Hogg (C) runs the ball during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on February 11, 2018 (AFP Photo/ANDY BUCHANAN )
Scotland's full-back Stuart Hogg (C) runs the ball during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on February 11, 2018
Scotland's full-back Stuart Hogg (C) runs the ball during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on February 11, 2018
Scotland's full-back Stuart Hogg (C) runs the ball during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on February 11, 2018
Scotland's full-back Stuart Hogg (C) runs the ball during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on February 11, 2018
Scotland's full-back Stuart Hogg (C) runs the ball during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on February 11, 2018
Scotland's full-back Stuart Hogg (C) runs the ball during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on February 11, 2018
Saturday 9 June Germaine Bloody Greer BBC Two, 9.00pm The personal views of Germaine Greer once had a universality and pungency about them that the world so desperately needed. But her recent comments about rape, violence on TV and transpeople, by contrast, resemble self-important trolling: wilfully controversial, dreadfully retrograde and a blight on a considerable legacy. This thrilling profile is a reminder of why she still matters, albeit perhaps more for what she was than what she has become. Novelist Zoë Heller and journalist Rosie Boycott are among those singing her praises, while Greer herself proves as unable as ever to avoid calling out a daft question or savaging a sacred cow. The footage is exciting and superbly mounted by director Clare Beavan. Whether it’s Greer’s early films, her steadfastness in the face of the abuse sent her way after The Female Eunuch was published, and her evisceration of Norman Mailer during a famous 1971 set-to in New York, Greer remains a most rugged individual. “I don’t think Germaine and the word ‘sisterhood’ are natural bedfellows,” reckons Boycott. What about that legacy? “I don’t do regret and I don’t do things that I regret,” Greer concludes. By any standards, a remarkable life. Gabriel Tate Trooping the Colour BBC One, 10.30am Marking the official birthday of the Queen, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards will conduct their annual pageant on Horse Guards Parade, introduced by Huw Edwards and with J J Chalmers offering behind-the-scenes insights. There are highlights at 7.30pm on BBC Two. French Open Tennis: The women’s final ITV, 1.30pm Action on the 14th day at Roland Garros features the women’s singles final in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. Jelena Ostapenko met Simona Halep in last year’s showpiece match, where the Latvian defeated the number three seed 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to become the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam tournament and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933. The men’s final, which was won for a record 10th time by Spaniard Rafael Nadal last year, takes place on Sunday at 1.30pm on ITV. Women’s International One-Day Cricket: England Women v South Africa Women Sky Sports Main Event, 1.30pm It’s the opening one-day international of the three-match series, which takes place at New Road in Worcester. Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor and Lauren Winfield all return to the England squad after missing out on the Indian tour. World Cup-winning duo Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley miss out, however. International Rugby Union: South Africa v England Sky Sports Main Event, 3.00pm This afternoon England will be looking to dispatch the Springboks at a venue Eddie Jones has described as the “spiritual home of rugby”. They’ve not won at Ellis Park in Johannesburg since 1972 – their only triumph at the venue – and their last appearance here was a 36-27 defeat under Stuart Lancaster in 2012. Ellis Park was the setting for the Springboks’ World Cup final victory over New Zealand in 1995 and one of the sport’s finest moments – Nelson Mandela handing Francois Pienaar the Webb Ellis Cup. “It will be hostile but it’s fantastic and I am so excited about it,” says Jones. “In world rugby who do you want to beat? The Springboks at Ellis Park.” Owen Farrell will captain England, while the hugely talented New Zealand-born flanker Brad Shields is expected to play a part for the visitors. The River Wye with Will Millard BBC Two, 5.30pm; Scotland, 2.45pm After deconstructing the exploration documentary in the fascinating and alarming My Year with the Tribe, explorer Will Millard is on slightly surer ground with this new series in which he journeys down the River Wye. He begins his journey with a search for the river’s source on the slopes of Plynlimon, before he has an encounter with an entrepreneurial local sheep farmer. Take Me Out: Over 50s Special ITV, 8.00pm Three “older gentlemen” (I’m sure host Paddy McGuinness will make plenty of gags here) face 30 single “Golden Girls”, including a former nun and an ex-partner of action hero Jason Statham, in this one-off special of the ever-popular dating show. Hidden BBC Four, 9.00pm After Hinterland and Keeping Faith comes the BBC’s latest Welsh language crime thriller. Hidden has a familiar set-up – the discovery of a young girl’s body in a disused quarry tears a small community apart – but Sian Reese-Williams and Sion Alun Davies as DIs Cadi John and Owen Vaughan area leading pair to reckon with, and the atmosphere of unease benefits hugely from the mountainous surroundings. Come Together: the Rise of the Festival Sky Arts, 9.00pm The line-up for this documentary would grace any festival, with Pete Townshend and Noel Gallagher among the interviewees explaining the evolution of the modern music festival from its earliest jazz and blues incarnations in Newport, through the hippy beanfeasts of Monterey and Woodstock to Glastonbury and Coachella. There are also contributions from those who promote and document festivals, including Michael Eavis and D A Pennebaker. GT A Girl’s Guide to TV BBC Two, 10.00pm; not NI Comedian Rachel Parris of The Mash Report presents her typically tongue-in-cheek advice for women looking to get ahead in television. GT Maleficent (2014) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 6.05pm Angelina Jolie stars as the titular Maleficent in Disney’s live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, which follows her from a carefree fairy to Mistress of All Evil, muddling the distinction between hero and villain. Maleficent is happy in a kingdom of peculiar CGI beasts until her heart is broken by Stefan (Sharlto Copley), who inherits the throne. Seeking vengeance, she curses his baby, Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Thor: The Dark World (2013) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 10.35pm This is a follow-up to the popular Norse god/superhero blockbuster. The rather flabby plot is alleviated by Chris Hemsworth’s hearty charisma, which provides frequent relief from Natalie Portman’s bland damsel-in-distress (attempts to beef up her character by making her an astrophysicist are undermined by her constant fainting). Highlights include Thor sliding down The Gherkin skyscraper. Made in Dagenham (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC Two, 11.45pm Industrial action in pursuit of equal pay for women doesn’t sound too thrilling a subject, but Nigel Cole’s (Calendar Girls) film, based around the real-life strike from 1968, turns out to be a rousing crowd-pleaser. Sally Hawkins plays the reluctant ringleader of the workers who sew car seats at Ford’s Dagenham plant; Bob Hoskins is a union rep; Miranda Richardson is wonderful as Labour MP Barbara Castle. Sunday 10 June Smoldering: Aidan Turner returns as the eponymous hero Credit: BBC Poldark BBC One, 9.00pm Not since Daniel Craig emerged from the waves in Casino Royale has there been so much fuss over a pair of wet pecs. Yes, Poldark is back for a fourth series and star Aidan Turner bares his chest for the fans in an opening scene that, if nothing else, suggests that he’s spent a lot of time exercising since the end of series three. This opener finds our swashbuckling hero Ross Poldark (Turner) back in full-on Cornish crusader mode when, following a disturbance in Truro, he locks horns with old enemy George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) over the fate of three good pals accused of riot and murder. Meanwhile, his flame-haired wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) can’t fend off her intimate longings following that illicit clinch in the dunes with poetry-penning aristo Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse) – who, with the announcement of a general election, looks set to be diverted into a career at Westminster. But as Dr Dwight (Luke Norris) is at pains to point out, Armitage has a delicate constitution that might not suit the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics. Could Ross be persuaded to think again about throwing his hat in the ring? Gerard O’Donovan One-Day International Cricket: Scotland v England Sky Sports Main Event, 10.30am Having responded brilliantly to tie the Test series with Pakistan 1-1, England now turn their attention to Scotland, with this ODI at the Grange in Edinburgh. Songs of Praise BBC One, 1.25pm A year on from the Grenfell Tower disaster, Aled Jones presents a commemorative special edition exploring how the local community in North Kensington is coping and recovering. Britain Celebrates Live: 100 Years of Women’s Votes BBC One, 2.00pm Live coverage of today’s public processions through Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Tonight’s Antiques Roadshow, at 8pm, also takes up the theme, devoting its time to items with links to remarkable women. Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix Sky Sports Main Event, 5.30pm After a Monaco Grand Prix that left championship leader Lewis Hamilton, in his words, “cold”, all eyes are on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, where Daniel Riccardio will be aiming to win back-to-back races. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 ITV, 6.30pm Live from Old Trafford, it’s the annual England v World XI charity football match between teams mixing celebrities and professional athletes. This year Robbie Williams’s England is taking on a team of international stars led by Usain Bolt. Other players include Mo Farah, Gordon Ramsay, Olly Murs, and Eric Cantona, and there’s live music from Jessie Ware. Countryfile BBC One, 7.00pm The last of three specials heads for Sandringham in Norfolk, the most private of the Royal retreats. Matt Baker discovers one of the Queen’s less-known interests – racing pigeons – while Ellie Harrison learns more about her love of horses. GO Patrick Melrose Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Benedict Cumberbatch’s brilliantly judged bravura performance has been one of the television highlights of 2018. Tonight, he brings the series to an entertaining and emotionally charged close as Patrick, separated and back in London in 2006, hopes to put the past to rest following his mother’s funeral. Cosby: The Women Speak Sony Crime Channel, 9.00pm Following Bill Cosby’s conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, here’s another opportunity to see the A&E network’s 2015 one-hour special in which the extent of the allegations against the former TV icon for predatory sexual behaviour came to light. Over a dozen of the 50-plus women who accused him of rape and sexual assault going back decades talk of their experiences on screen for the first time, and how statute of limitation laws threatened to deprive them of justice. GO Despicable Me 2 (2013) ★★★☆☆ ITV2, 5.10pm Despicable Me, 2010’s animated supervillain comedy, had a neat enough premise. It’s gone in this sequel, though, as Steve Carell’s bald antihero, Gru, is now a reformed soul, occupied with childcare rather than dastardly plots to steal the moon. Gru’s Minions – those knee-high yellow Tic-Tacs – provide the film’s one inspired idea as they’re injected with mutating serum by the film’s mystery baddy. Hulk (2003) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 6.15pm Ang Lee’s dark and stylised version (a split screen mimics the panels of a comic book page) of the Incredible Hulk’s adventures is one of the best and underrated Marvel adaptations, even if it’s too complex at times. Eric Bana stars as Bruce, a scientist who’s exposed to gamma radiation and becomes a not-so-jolly green giant. This is a rampaging tale with bold special effects. Jennifer Connolly co-stars as his love interest. It (2017) ★★★★☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm Stephen King’s evil clown tale is no laughing matter. First a Warners miniseries in 1990, starring an unforgettable Tim Curry, and now a two-part film version. Here we continue the terrifying tale of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), but jump forward three decades to the summer of 1988, buying into the current vogue for Eighties teen-flick nostalgia. The scary stuff is petrifying when it peaks. Monday 11 June Community spirit: those affected by the fire tell their stories Credit: BBC Grenfell BBC One, 8.30pm Bafta-winning director Ben Anthony’s unmissable documentary about last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy opens with a sea of faces, all of which gain poignant individual focus as the film progresses. The blaze at the 24-storey block of public housing in the London borough of Kensington, which resulted in 72 deaths, left a lasting impression in those featured here as each person tells their unique story about the horrific events and their impact. Survivors who lost their homes, the bereaved, bystanders and police all share their stories, although it’s a surprising omission that the firefighters who witnessed the horrors first hand don’t offer their account. Split screens give multiple perspectives on the same moment, and what starts out as a patchwork of personal experience knits together into a mighty whole, the collective voice of a community broken but defiant. In fact, much of the film focuses on the efforts of those affected to unite in the face of seeming indifference from the local council, who also have their say. As the ongoing inquiry continues, this devastating account offers a damning testament of its own, rife with accusations of injustice and neglect, underpinned by blistering rage and grief. Toby Dantzic Fight Like a Girl BBC One, 7.30pm The ferocious sport of female wrestling comes under the spotlight with this lively film following Scottish fighter Kimberly Benson. She combines a gruelling training regime with her daytime job, as she aims for her first world title in Japan. Long Lost Family: What Happened Next ITV, 9.00pm Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall catch up with families they’ve reunited. Cathie Cutler Evans, who met her half-sister in 2016, has found joy in her extended clan. But for Maureen Charlton, separated from her brother Michael for 40 years, progress been painstaking. Dan Snow’s Norman Walks PBS America, 9.00pm Dan Snow sorts fact from fiction as he investigates the history of Norman Britain in this new series. He starts off on the Sussex coast, where aided by evidence from the Bayeux Tapestry, he pieces together William the Conqueror’s 11th-century coastal invasion. Flowers Channel 4, 10.00pm Will Sharpe’s gloriously dark comedy about a dysfunctional family returns with a double bill, then continues each night this week. A seemingly chipper Maurice (Julian Bennett) and Deborah (Olivia Colman) are on a caravanning holiday, while daughter Amy (Sophia di Martino) has a brash new girlfriend. Storyville: City Of Ghosts BBC Four, 10.30pm There are images of death in Matthew Heineman’s film so harrowing that it’s hard to keep watching, but these are the sights that Heineman’s subject, rebel group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered, face daily. The renegade collective have made it their task to secretly film the atrocities committed by Isil in the Syrian city of Raqqa, and show the rest of the world the reality of the regime. It’s an astonishing act of citizen-led journalism, and the participants’ fear and grief, as well as their sense of purpose, are starkly captured in Heineman’s blunt and brutal chronicle of a city in turmoil. TD Prisons Uncovered: Out Of Control? ITV, 10.45pm; Scotland, 11.05pm; Wales, 11.15pm; not UTV In 2016, HMP Birmingham saw the worst prison riot for 25 years, in which 600 inmates were freed from their cells. This sobering documentary looks at the factors behind the incident and reflects on the prison system. TD Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor stars in this so-so John le Carré adaptation as poetry lecturer Perry Makepeace, who becomes embroiled in negotiations to bring Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), a well-connected Russian oligarch, into the fold of British intelligence. Skarsgård is the standout here, charging into his role with pungency, playing Dima as a bedraggled beast of Moscow’s criminal underworld. The Shining (1980) ★★★★★ TCM, 9.00pm Set in a deserted hotel that’s in the care of writer Jack (Jack Nicholson) and his family for the winter, Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant psycho-horror, based on the novel by Stephen King, is subtly unsettling. But it’s stuffed, too, with unforgettable nerve-jangling shocks, including the moment when the crazed Jack smashes his way through a door with an axe as his wife (Shelley Duvall) cowers in the corner. Teen Wolf (1985) ★★★☆☆ 5STAR, 12.10am Critics howled at this preposterous teenage comedy but audiences loved it, perhaps because it came out shortly after its star Michael J Fox’s finest hour: Back to the Future. The plot – in which Fox’s likeable nerd morphs into a basketball-playing werewolf – is almost as unlikely as the fact that he still looked fresh out of the 11th grade at the ripe old age of 25. An unparalleled analysis of puberty and adolescence. Tuesday 12 June Hitting the books: Tanisha is a pupil at Townley Grammar Credit: BBC Grammar Schools: Who Will Get In? BBC Two, 9.00pm; Scotland & Wales, 11.15pm Jamie Pickup’s series has walked a tightrope with considerable skill, highlighting the inarguable inequities of our educational system that favours a selective approach, while also acknowledging its considerable benefits and observing the situation from the points of view of both pupils and teachers. It concludes with mock GCSE exams approaching and students at Erith School, a secondary modern, and neighbouring institution Townley Grammar, having to assess their suitability for further education. Some, it’s fair to say, are taking it more seriously than others. Townley pupil Tanisha is underperforming and low on confidence, yet keen to raise her game and nurtured by staff aware of her limitations and capabilities. At Erith, meanwhile, Denisa is angling for a place in Townley Sixth Form and seems more than capable of attaining it, but staffing shortages are crippling science classes amid an endless round of supply teachers and stand-ins. “It keeps me awake at night,” says the admirable faculty head Mr Appiah-Gates. It’s a desperately difficult situation and one that reaches an unexpected conclusion, as common ground is found between two unlikely bedfellows. Gabriel Tate The Champions Netflix, from today Created by Mindy Kaling, this new NBC sitcom plays a bachelor gym owner (Anders Holm) off against his gay, estranged son-cum-new flatmate (the brilliant J J Totah). Smartly written and nimbly performed, it’s a solid mainstream hit. Ackley Bridge Channel 4, 8.00pm Matt Evans and Penny Woolcock continue to keep an implausible number of plates spinning as the fizzy pre-watershed drama continues to conduct its handbrake narrative turns. Both Jordan (Samuel Bottomley) and Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) handle cash shortages in an equally desperate manner, and the arrival of Steve’s ex Claire (Kimberly Walsh) puts head teacher Mandy’s (Jo Joyner) nose out of joint. Our Girl BBC One, 9.00pm Georgie (Michelle Keegan) learns an astonishing secret about the local crime boss, before a major rescue operation begins as the flawed but well-meaning military drama continues. Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera ITV, 9.00pm ITV lays down its prime-time weapons as the World Cup looms, as demonstrated by this daft three-part series of incidents filmed at 30,000 feet. These include what an engine explosion feels like to those on board the plane to the impact of volcanic ash and an extraordinarily dramatic landing. Seeing Daylight: the Photography of Dorothy Bohm Sky Arts, 9.00pm Arriving in England in 1939 to escape the Nazis, Dorothy Bohm became a pioneer of street photography and portraiture of deep humanity. This profile examines her life and work. Elvis: the Searcher Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Based on Peter Guralnick’s epochal two-part biography, Thom Zimny’s HBO epic is a treat, focusing as much on Presley the man as Elvis the icon, Part one follows him out of Tupelo, into Sun Records and on to the US army, with part two’s fall, rise and fall again airing Wednesday at 10.00pm. GT Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia BBC One, 10.45pm; NI, 11.10pm; Scot, 11.45pm First shown on BBC Three, this harrowing film follows 29-year-old Liane, seeking treatment for the titular condition which has left her self-worth in tatters. GT Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.50pm Kevin Costner clearly likes a baseball movie – he’s made five of them. In this one he’s an Iowa farmer instructed by a mysterious voice to build a baseball pitch in the middle of a cornfield, which is soon occupied by a gang of ghostly players from the past. Enjoyably dotty, and responsible for the misquote, “If you build it, they will come” – it’s actually “he will come” – the fantasy is elevated by brilliant performances all around. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm The fifth film in the Die Hard franchise takes place in Russia, where our hero, Bruce Willis’s now grizzled John McClane, arrives in Moscow to hunt for his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney). McClane suspects that he may have become a drug dealer, but it transpires he is in fact working undercover for the CIA, and Dad blunders in on him mid-mission. An enjoyable but clunky thriller. The Departed (2006) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Nothing beats watching a great director in his comfort zone. Martin Scorsese’s gangland thriller – the film that finally won him an Oscar – is riveting. The plot revolves around the local police force’s efforts to stamp out Boston crime lord Frank Costello (a magnificently malevolent Jack Nicholson). There are powerhouse performances, too, from Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. Wednesday 13 June From Russia with love: David Dimbleby Credit: BBC Putin’s Russia with David Dimbleby BBC One, 9.00pm, Wales, 11.05pm “In a democracy if you fail to deliver on economic promises, if you surround yourself with cronies and use the law to suppress opposition, you would rightly be thrown out on your ear. But this is Russia, they do things differently here…” So begins David Dimbleby’s thoughtful film in which – as the eyes of the world turn towards Moscow for the 2018 World Cup football tournament – he takes the opportunity to cast an eye over Vladimir Putin’s 18 years as leader and assess the state of Russia today, especially in regard to the West. What he finds is a country in deep economic crisis yet with a people that seem to happily hero-worship Putin and mostly accept a state machine that controls almost every aspect of their lives with the willing assistance of security services, media, military and church. Dimbleby meets ordinary contented Russians as well as protesters, human rights lawyers, journalists and official spokespeople, coming away with a sense, ultimately, that Putin’s popularity is rooted in his strongman image and media-backed levels of suspicion and hostility towards the West unseen since the end of the Cold War. Gerard O’Donovan The Fight for Women’s Bodies BBC Three, from 10.00am Following the landmark vote to legalise abortion in the Republic of Ireland, Ellie Flynn looks back at the issues through the eyes of campaigners on both sides. Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow Channel 4, 8.00pm Here is a visit to the Isle of Wight, where Peter Snow and his team set out to restore an 1864 wooden train carriage that has served as a holiday chalet since it was decommissioned in the Twenties. Before Grenfell: A Hidden History BBC Two, 9.00pm A year since the Grenfell Tower fire, residents of Kensington relate how the London borough has become the most unequal place in Britain, with the gap between rich and poor once again as extreme as in the 1860s when developers first built housing for the rich in Notting Hill next to the worst slum in London. Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts BBC Four, 9.00pm Millions of years have gone into the human body: lots of great evolutionary adaptations but lots of imperfections, too. In a film that’s as entertaining as it is instructive, anatomist Alice Roberts takes on a challenge to design a better body than the one we get at birth. The Fast Fix: Diabetes ITV, 9.00pm Anita Rani presents a new two-part series exploring whether it is possible for people suffering from type 2 diabetes to reverse the condition by adhering to a radical diet. By consuming just 800 calories a day, can they “fast themselves better”? Concludes tomorrow Big Beasts: Last of the Giants Sky One, 9.00pm Biologist Patrick Aryee explores why size matters in the natural world. Beginning in the Americas, he checks out the planet’s largest predator, the sperm whale; comes face to face with a grizzly bear and gets rather too close to an anaconda that’s as long as a bus. GO How to Start an Airline Channel 4, 10.30pm This documentary follows Bangladeshi-British entrepreneur Kazi Shafiqur Rahman as he attempts to break into the fiercely competitive airline industry while also fulfilling the demands of his faith by insisting that the airline must comply with the teachings of Islam. GO Regarding Henry (1991) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 6.50pm Telling the story of a hotshot lawyer (Harrison Ford) who learns to question his values after a head injury, this film formed a companion piece to Wolf (1994), with Jack Nicholson as a publisher who is bitten by a wolf and turns into a boardroom predator. Directed by Mike Nichols, whose Oscar-winning movie The Graduate was a cinematic landmark of the 1960s, it’s a bit of an embarrassment, but interesting nevertheless. Source Code (2011) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Jake Gyllenhaal repeatedly finds himself reliving the last eight minutes in the life of a man on board a train which is about to be destroyed by a bomb as part of an experiment. Meanwhile, scientists Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright are monitoring Gyllenhaal’s exploits. Duncan Jones confirmed the promise of his directing debut Moon with this thrilling whodunit, which also serves as a moving meditation on life. Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★★☆ Syfy, 10.00pm Michael Keaton is an actor of rare versatility (as his triumphant role in Birdman proved). In this cult, Oscar-winning film by Tim Burton, Keaton shines as a con artist ghost called Beetlejuice, who aims to help two other ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to scare the obnoxious new residents out of their old house. But he then falls for lovely goth Lydia (Winona Ryder), the family’s daughter. Thursday 14 June It’s kicking off: Mark Pugatch (centre) leads ITV’s presenting team Credit: ITV FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony ITV, 2.30pm Regardless of how you think Russia got to be awarded the 21st staging of football’s biggest tournament (by corrupt means or otherwise), it’s time to cast those aspersions aside because the Russia 2018 championship is here. But, two hours before a ball is kicked, the opening ceremony marks the official start of the highest prize in football. And as we all know, entertaining opening ceremonies can be a great curtain-raiser for sport events, if they are done well – think the London 2012 Olympics. This one takes place at the 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium, which is the jewel in Russia’s crown of stadiums and will also host the final on July 15. Mark Pougatch presents the live coverage of the ceremony, which is headlined by actor and rapper Will Smith and Nicky Jam, who will perform Live It Up, the official World Cup song, which has received mixed reviews. As well as that, the ceremony will include local performers showing off different aspects of Russian culture, with gymnasts and trampolinists in among the fireworks and performances on display. The matches get under way following the ceremony with the host nation against Saudi Arabia. Clive Morgan Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm While the BBC’s post-Bake Off cookery contest may not have set the world alight, it’s given the judges plenty to get their teeth into. This week, it’s the final, and three challenges stand between the contestants and the title: a summer favourite, their best main course and a pudding. Springwatch 2018 BBC Two, 8.00pm After three weeks of cute animals, Springwatch comes to an end with Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and co reliving this year’s best moments at Sherborne Park Estate. The Trouble with Women with Anne Robinson BBC One, 9.00pm As a journalist and TV presenter, Anne Robinson shattered the glass ceiling as she built her career. She imagined that now, 50 years later, we’d be much closer to achieving equality than we are. With the ongoing discussions about gender pay, Robinson asks women around the UK what’s preventing parity? Inside HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs Channel 5, 9.00pm Wormwood Scrubs has had some infamous inmates: from serial killers Ian Brady and Peter Sutcliffe to rockers Pete Docherty and Keith Richards. This documentary exploring the prison’s history tells the stories of a Soviet spy who escaped from the jail and its best-known inmate, Charles Bronson. CM Missions BBC Four, 10.00pm and 10.20pm The absorbing French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars concludes with its final double header. This week, psychiatrist Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) discovers the reason behind cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s (Arben Bajraktaraj) mission. I Am Evidence Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm Even though Mariska Hargitay spent almost 20 years as crime fighter Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU, nothing prepared her for what she was to learn in real life. In this shocking documentary, Hargitay investigates the flaws in the US justice system that have allowed tens of thousands of rape kits to go untested for years. It’s a tough film to watch at times, especially as it highlights the issue through deeply personal and harrowing, first-person accounts from four women whose attacks are still fresh in their minds decades after the assaults due to a lack of closure. “I felt like my body was a crime scene,” one of the women recalls. CM Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) ★★★☆☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm Will Ferrell fans will need little encouragement to lap up this affectionate send-up of Nascar racing, redneck culture and male bonding. Ferrell pays a Nascar speed-demon who is challenged by a gay, French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen), to see who is the ultimate racer. It’s a full throttle comedy that plays to Ferrell’s strengths. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) ★★★☆☆ Horror Channel, 9.00pm French director Alexandre Aja makes his Hollywood debut with this grim but gripping remake of Wes Craven’s semi-cult horror film about a family battling a brood of mutants in the New Mexico desert. Aja ups the visceral violence, and the characters – including Ted Levine and Kathleen Quinlan as the parents – are sufficiently well-drawn to make the outcome shocking. The Ghost (2010) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor plays a talented ghost writer, who lands a lucrative contract to edit the memoirs of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), the former UK Prime Minister, in this Roman Polanski adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Soon after, Lang is accused of committing a war crime and the Ghost finds himself drawn into a world of dangerous secrets that put his life at risk. This is a deeply unsettling thriller. Friday 15 June One connected flow: Dan Jones on the Grand Union Canal Building Britain’s Canals Channel 5, 8.00pm His tattoos may have a nerdish medieval theme, but historian Dan Jones still seems too hip to be fronting a stuffy-sounding series about Britain’s iconic canals. Jones’s lively style and eye for interesting detail, however, keeps this subject surprisingly fresh, as he begins this three-part run with a look at the Grand Union Canal, the longest stretch of man-made waterway in Britain. It’s a story that reaches back 200 years, when the demands of the Industrial Revolution called for a speedy way to move goods between Birmingham and London, and the country’s engineering super-brains found ingenious means to link seven separate channels into one connected flow. As Jones explains, while the financial benefits were big, construction of the Grand Union was time consuming and dangerous. The 12-year stop-start struggle to complete the technically complex Blisworth Hill tunnel, for example, saw the deaths of up to 60 workers. Unable to compete with the advent of the speedy steam train, the Grand Union itself soon declined too. The canal is now a source of summertime pleasure, so this is a welcome reminder of its once vital purpose. Toby Dantzic Queer Eye Netflix, from today The success of this heart-warming makeover series, which returned to much acclaim earlier this year, was something of a surprise. Netflix then have been quick to capitalise, snappily rolling out another run barely four months later, with the likeable quintet all returning for more lifestyle revamping. Details are so far scant, but the show’s culture guru Karamo Brown has hinted that women and the trans community could be featured. World Cup 2018: Portugal v Spain BBC One, 6.20pm The pick of this week’s World Cup matches happens on day two at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi and comes from Group B. Expect a tense affair as Spain, who suffered the ignominy of failing to make it to the knockout rounds four years ago, take on their bitter rivals Portugal. The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Former footballer Dennis Wise heads the team of celebrity hopefuls, joined by Katie Price, Roman Kemp, Bez and Binky Felstead.Wise struggles with a fiendish skill game, while a number-based challenge sets Felstead’s head spinning. Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Jane McDonald wraps up her Antipodean adventure in New Zealand’s North Island. She rubs noses with a Maori tribe in Napier, explores Rotorua’s dramatic geothermal landscapes and views Auckland’s skyline from a helicopter. Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.40pm This is a final bout of topical treats from veteran impressionist Tracey Ullman. Favourites Angela Merkel and Rupert Murdoch get a look in, alongside more takes on Jeremy Corbyn, Michael Gove and Nanny, the dedicated carer of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Africa: A Journey Into Music BBC Four, 10.00pm Apart from the occasional act on Later… with Jools Holland, world music doesn’t get much airtime on our TVs, so this beguiling series helmed by DJ Rita Ray offers a welcome insight into its traditions. For her final foray, Ray heads to Mali, home to more Grammy award-winning artists than any other African country. From her attempts at a sinuous wedding dance to meeting renowned harp player Toumani Diabaté, Ray’s journey is full of stirring encounters. TD Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive Channel 5, 10.00pm A fitting reminder of Dale Winton’s easy-going charm, this swansong travelogue series resumes after a hiatus with our host in ocean-front Miami. Highlights include a trip to Little Havana, the city’s Cuban quarter, and a look at fashion designer Versace’s opulent former home. TD Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm In a similar but distinct way to Ridley Scott’s masterful original, Blade Runner 2049 mulls one of the meatiest questions around: is surface all that there is, or do life’s currents run deeper than the things we can see, hear and touch? Denis Villeneuve’s film toys with both options, making neither a comfort – and in the process, maps out a provocative blockbuster. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star. Red (2010) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm A starry line-up of actors of pensionable age is the attraction of this light-hearted adaptation of Warren Ellis’s graphic novel, and it’s hard to resist Helen Mirren with a submachine gun. RED stands for “Retired Extremely Dangerous”, which is what the CIA has labelled former agents Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mirren, who team up to find out who has marked them for assassination, and why. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ★★★★★ Channel 4, 11.40pm Soaked in sex, drugs and scandal, Martin Scorsese’s epic is based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent the Nineties illegally amassing a vast personal fortune. With a fantastic performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, this morally bankrupt romp was lauded by audiences and critics alike. Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie co-star. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
What's on TV tonight: Germaine Bloody Greer, Take Me Out: Over 50s Special and more
Saturday 9 June Germaine Bloody Greer BBC Two, 9.00pm The personal views of Germaine Greer once had a universality and pungency about them that the world so desperately needed. But her recent comments about rape, violence on TV and transpeople, by contrast, resemble self-important trolling: wilfully controversial, dreadfully retrograde and a blight on a considerable legacy. This thrilling profile is a reminder of why she still matters, albeit perhaps more for what she was than what she has become. Novelist Zoë Heller and journalist Rosie Boycott are among those singing her praises, while Greer herself proves as unable as ever to avoid calling out a daft question or savaging a sacred cow. The footage is exciting and superbly mounted by director Clare Beavan. Whether it’s Greer’s early films, her steadfastness in the face of the abuse sent her way after The Female Eunuch was published, and her evisceration of Norman Mailer during a famous 1971 set-to in New York, Greer remains a most rugged individual. “I don’t think Germaine and the word ‘sisterhood’ are natural bedfellows,” reckons Boycott. What about that legacy? “I don’t do regret and I don’t do things that I regret,” Greer concludes. By any standards, a remarkable life. Gabriel Tate Trooping the Colour BBC One, 10.30am Marking the official birthday of the Queen, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards will conduct their annual pageant on Horse Guards Parade, introduced by Huw Edwards and with J J Chalmers offering behind-the-scenes insights. There are highlights at 7.30pm on BBC Two. French Open Tennis: The women’s final ITV, 1.30pm Action on the 14th day at Roland Garros features the women’s singles final in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. Jelena Ostapenko met Simona Halep in last year’s showpiece match, where the Latvian defeated the number three seed 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to become the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam tournament and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933. The men’s final, which was won for a record 10th time by Spaniard Rafael Nadal last year, takes place on Sunday at 1.30pm on ITV. Women’s International One-Day Cricket: England Women v South Africa Women Sky Sports Main Event, 1.30pm It’s the opening one-day international of the three-match series, which takes place at New Road in Worcester. Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor and Lauren Winfield all return to the England squad after missing out on the Indian tour. World Cup-winning duo Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley miss out, however. International Rugby Union: South Africa v England Sky Sports Main Event, 3.00pm This afternoon England will be looking to dispatch the Springboks at a venue Eddie Jones has described as the “spiritual home of rugby”. They’ve not won at Ellis Park in Johannesburg since 1972 – their only triumph at the venue – and their last appearance here was a 36-27 defeat under Stuart Lancaster in 2012. Ellis Park was the setting for the Springboks’ World Cup final victory over New Zealand in 1995 and one of the sport’s finest moments – Nelson Mandela handing Francois Pienaar the Webb Ellis Cup. “It will be hostile but it’s fantastic and I am so excited about it,” says Jones. “In world rugby who do you want to beat? The Springboks at Ellis Park.” Owen Farrell will captain England, while the hugely talented New Zealand-born flanker Brad Shields is expected to play a part for the visitors. The River Wye with Will Millard BBC Two, 5.30pm; Scotland, 2.45pm After deconstructing the exploration documentary in the fascinating and alarming My Year with the Tribe, explorer Will Millard is on slightly surer ground with this new series in which he journeys down the River Wye. He begins his journey with a search for the river’s source on the slopes of Plynlimon, before he has an encounter with an entrepreneurial local sheep farmer. Take Me Out: Over 50s Special ITV, 8.00pm Three “older gentlemen” (I’m sure host Paddy McGuinness will make plenty of gags here) face 30 single “Golden Girls”, including a former nun and an ex-partner of action hero Jason Statham, in this one-off special of the ever-popular dating show. Hidden BBC Four, 9.00pm After Hinterland and Keeping Faith comes the BBC’s latest Welsh language crime thriller. Hidden has a familiar set-up – the discovery of a young girl’s body in a disused quarry tears a small community apart – but Sian Reese-Williams and Sion Alun Davies as DIs Cadi John and Owen Vaughan area leading pair to reckon with, and the atmosphere of unease benefits hugely from the mountainous surroundings. Come Together: the Rise of the Festival Sky Arts, 9.00pm The line-up for this documentary would grace any festival, with Pete Townshend and Noel Gallagher among the interviewees explaining the evolution of the modern music festival from its earliest jazz and blues incarnations in Newport, through the hippy beanfeasts of Monterey and Woodstock to Glastonbury and Coachella. There are also contributions from those who promote and document festivals, including Michael Eavis and D A Pennebaker. GT A Girl’s Guide to TV BBC Two, 10.00pm; not NI Comedian Rachel Parris of The Mash Report presents her typically tongue-in-cheek advice for women looking to get ahead in television. GT Maleficent (2014) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 6.05pm Angelina Jolie stars as the titular Maleficent in Disney’s live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, which follows her from a carefree fairy to Mistress of All Evil, muddling the distinction between hero and villain. Maleficent is happy in a kingdom of peculiar CGI beasts until her heart is broken by Stefan (Sharlto Copley), who inherits the throne. Seeking vengeance, she curses his baby, Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Thor: The Dark World (2013) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 10.35pm This is a follow-up to the popular Norse god/superhero blockbuster. The rather flabby plot is alleviated by Chris Hemsworth’s hearty charisma, which provides frequent relief from Natalie Portman’s bland damsel-in-distress (attempts to beef up her character by making her an astrophysicist are undermined by her constant fainting). Highlights include Thor sliding down The Gherkin skyscraper. Made in Dagenham (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC Two, 11.45pm Industrial action in pursuit of equal pay for women doesn’t sound too thrilling a subject, but Nigel Cole’s (Calendar Girls) film, based around the real-life strike from 1968, turns out to be a rousing crowd-pleaser. Sally Hawkins plays the reluctant ringleader of the workers who sew car seats at Ford’s Dagenham plant; Bob Hoskins is a union rep; Miranda Richardson is wonderful as Labour MP Barbara Castle. Sunday 10 June Smoldering: Aidan Turner returns as the eponymous hero Credit: BBC Poldark BBC One, 9.00pm Not since Daniel Craig emerged from the waves in Casino Royale has there been so much fuss over a pair of wet pecs. Yes, Poldark is back for a fourth series and star Aidan Turner bares his chest for the fans in an opening scene that, if nothing else, suggests that he’s spent a lot of time exercising since the end of series three. This opener finds our swashbuckling hero Ross Poldark (Turner) back in full-on Cornish crusader mode when, following a disturbance in Truro, he locks horns with old enemy George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) over the fate of three good pals accused of riot and murder. Meanwhile, his flame-haired wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) can’t fend off her intimate longings following that illicit clinch in the dunes with poetry-penning aristo Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse) – who, with the announcement of a general election, looks set to be diverted into a career at Westminster. But as Dr Dwight (Luke Norris) is at pains to point out, Armitage has a delicate constitution that might not suit the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics. Could Ross be persuaded to think again about throwing his hat in the ring? Gerard O’Donovan One-Day International Cricket: Scotland v England Sky Sports Main Event, 10.30am Having responded brilliantly to tie the Test series with Pakistan 1-1, England now turn their attention to Scotland, with this ODI at the Grange in Edinburgh. Songs of Praise BBC One, 1.25pm A year on from the Grenfell Tower disaster, Aled Jones presents a commemorative special edition exploring how the local community in North Kensington is coping and recovering. Britain Celebrates Live: 100 Years of Women’s Votes BBC One, 2.00pm Live coverage of today’s public processions through Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Tonight’s Antiques Roadshow, at 8pm, also takes up the theme, devoting its time to items with links to remarkable women. Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix Sky Sports Main Event, 5.30pm After a Monaco Grand Prix that left championship leader Lewis Hamilton, in his words, “cold”, all eyes are on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, where Daniel Riccardio will be aiming to win back-to-back races. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 ITV, 6.30pm Live from Old Trafford, it’s the annual England v World XI charity football match between teams mixing celebrities and professional athletes. This year Robbie Williams’s England is taking on a team of international stars led by Usain Bolt. Other players include Mo Farah, Gordon Ramsay, Olly Murs, and Eric Cantona, and there’s live music from Jessie Ware. Countryfile BBC One, 7.00pm The last of three specials heads for Sandringham in Norfolk, the most private of the Royal retreats. Matt Baker discovers one of the Queen’s less-known interests – racing pigeons – while Ellie Harrison learns more about her love of horses. GO Patrick Melrose Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Benedict Cumberbatch’s brilliantly judged bravura performance has been one of the television highlights of 2018. Tonight, he brings the series to an entertaining and emotionally charged close as Patrick, separated and back in London in 2006, hopes to put the past to rest following his mother’s funeral. Cosby: The Women Speak Sony Crime Channel, 9.00pm Following Bill Cosby’s conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, here’s another opportunity to see the A&E network’s 2015 one-hour special in which the extent of the allegations against the former TV icon for predatory sexual behaviour came to light. Over a dozen of the 50-plus women who accused him of rape and sexual assault going back decades talk of their experiences on screen for the first time, and how statute of limitation laws threatened to deprive them of justice. GO Despicable Me 2 (2013) ★★★☆☆ ITV2, 5.10pm Despicable Me, 2010’s animated supervillain comedy, had a neat enough premise. It’s gone in this sequel, though, as Steve Carell’s bald antihero, Gru, is now a reformed soul, occupied with childcare rather than dastardly plots to steal the moon. Gru’s Minions – those knee-high yellow Tic-Tacs – provide the film’s one inspired idea as they’re injected with mutating serum by the film’s mystery baddy. Hulk (2003) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 6.15pm Ang Lee’s dark and stylised version (a split screen mimics the panels of a comic book page) of the Incredible Hulk’s adventures is one of the best and underrated Marvel adaptations, even if it’s too complex at times. Eric Bana stars as Bruce, a scientist who’s exposed to gamma radiation and becomes a not-so-jolly green giant. This is a rampaging tale with bold special effects. Jennifer Connolly co-stars as his love interest. It (2017) ★★★★☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm Stephen King’s evil clown tale is no laughing matter. First a Warners miniseries in 1990, starring an unforgettable Tim Curry, and now a two-part film version. Here we continue the terrifying tale of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), but jump forward three decades to the summer of 1988, buying into the current vogue for Eighties teen-flick nostalgia. The scary stuff is petrifying when it peaks. Monday 11 June Community spirit: those affected by the fire tell their stories Credit: BBC Grenfell BBC One, 8.30pm Bafta-winning director Ben Anthony’s unmissable documentary about last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy opens with a sea of faces, all of which gain poignant individual focus as the film progresses. The blaze at the 24-storey block of public housing in the London borough of Kensington, which resulted in 72 deaths, left a lasting impression in those featured here as each person tells their unique story about the horrific events and their impact. Survivors who lost their homes, the bereaved, bystanders and police all share their stories, although it’s a surprising omission that the firefighters who witnessed the horrors first hand don’t offer their account. Split screens give multiple perspectives on the same moment, and what starts out as a patchwork of personal experience knits together into a mighty whole, the collective voice of a community broken but defiant. In fact, much of the film focuses on the efforts of those affected to unite in the face of seeming indifference from the local council, who also have their say. As the ongoing inquiry continues, this devastating account offers a damning testament of its own, rife with accusations of injustice and neglect, underpinned by blistering rage and grief. Toby Dantzic Fight Like a Girl BBC One, 7.30pm The ferocious sport of female wrestling comes under the spotlight with this lively film following Scottish fighter Kimberly Benson. She combines a gruelling training regime with her daytime job, as she aims for her first world title in Japan. Long Lost Family: What Happened Next ITV, 9.00pm Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall catch up with families they’ve reunited. Cathie Cutler Evans, who met her half-sister in 2016, has found joy in her extended clan. But for Maureen Charlton, separated from her brother Michael for 40 years, progress been painstaking. Dan Snow’s Norman Walks PBS America, 9.00pm Dan Snow sorts fact from fiction as he investigates the history of Norman Britain in this new series. He starts off on the Sussex coast, where aided by evidence from the Bayeux Tapestry, he pieces together William the Conqueror’s 11th-century coastal invasion. Flowers Channel 4, 10.00pm Will Sharpe’s gloriously dark comedy about a dysfunctional family returns with a double bill, then continues each night this week. A seemingly chipper Maurice (Julian Bennett) and Deborah (Olivia Colman) are on a caravanning holiday, while daughter Amy (Sophia di Martino) has a brash new girlfriend. Storyville: City Of Ghosts BBC Four, 10.30pm There are images of death in Matthew Heineman’s film so harrowing that it’s hard to keep watching, but these are the sights that Heineman’s subject, rebel group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered, face daily. The renegade collective have made it their task to secretly film the atrocities committed by Isil in the Syrian city of Raqqa, and show the rest of the world the reality of the regime. It’s an astonishing act of citizen-led journalism, and the participants’ fear and grief, as well as their sense of purpose, are starkly captured in Heineman’s blunt and brutal chronicle of a city in turmoil. TD Prisons Uncovered: Out Of Control? ITV, 10.45pm; Scotland, 11.05pm; Wales, 11.15pm; not UTV In 2016, HMP Birmingham saw the worst prison riot for 25 years, in which 600 inmates were freed from their cells. This sobering documentary looks at the factors behind the incident and reflects on the prison system. TD Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor stars in this so-so John le Carré adaptation as poetry lecturer Perry Makepeace, who becomes embroiled in negotiations to bring Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), a well-connected Russian oligarch, into the fold of British intelligence. Skarsgård is the standout here, charging into his role with pungency, playing Dima as a bedraggled beast of Moscow’s criminal underworld. The Shining (1980) ★★★★★ TCM, 9.00pm Set in a deserted hotel that’s in the care of writer Jack (Jack Nicholson) and his family for the winter, Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant psycho-horror, based on the novel by Stephen King, is subtly unsettling. But it’s stuffed, too, with unforgettable nerve-jangling shocks, including the moment when the crazed Jack smashes his way through a door with an axe as his wife (Shelley Duvall) cowers in the corner. Teen Wolf (1985) ★★★☆☆ 5STAR, 12.10am Critics howled at this preposterous teenage comedy but audiences loved it, perhaps because it came out shortly after its star Michael J Fox’s finest hour: Back to the Future. The plot – in which Fox’s likeable nerd morphs into a basketball-playing werewolf – is almost as unlikely as the fact that he still looked fresh out of the 11th grade at the ripe old age of 25. An unparalleled analysis of puberty and adolescence. Tuesday 12 June Hitting the books: Tanisha is a pupil at Townley Grammar Credit: BBC Grammar Schools: Who Will Get In? BBC Two, 9.00pm; Scotland & Wales, 11.15pm Jamie Pickup’s series has walked a tightrope with considerable skill, highlighting the inarguable inequities of our educational system that favours a selective approach, while also acknowledging its considerable benefits and observing the situation from the points of view of both pupils and teachers. It concludes with mock GCSE exams approaching and students at Erith School, a secondary modern, and neighbouring institution Townley Grammar, having to assess their suitability for further education. Some, it’s fair to say, are taking it more seriously than others. Townley pupil Tanisha is underperforming and low on confidence, yet keen to raise her game and nurtured by staff aware of her limitations and capabilities. At Erith, meanwhile, Denisa is angling for a place in Townley Sixth Form and seems more than capable of attaining it, but staffing shortages are crippling science classes amid an endless round of supply teachers and stand-ins. “It keeps me awake at night,” says the admirable faculty head Mr Appiah-Gates. It’s a desperately difficult situation and one that reaches an unexpected conclusion, as common ground is found between two unlikely bedfellows. Gabriel Tate The Champions Netflix, from today Created by Mindy Kaling, this new NBC sitcom plays a bachelor gym owner (Anders Holm) off against his gay, estranged son-cum-new flatmate (the brilliant J J Totah). Smartly written and nimbly performed, it’s a solid mainstream hit. Ackley Bridge Channel 4, 8.00pm Matt Evans and Penny Woolcock continue to keep an implausible number of plates spinning as the fizzy pre-watershed drama continues to conduct its handbrake narrative turns. Both Jordan (Samuel Bottomley) and Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) handle cash shortages in an equally desperate manner, and the arrival of Steve’s ex Claire (Kimberly Walsh) puts head teacher Mandy’s (Jo Joyner) nose out of joint. Our Girl BBC One, 9.00pm Georgie (Michelle Keegan) learns an astonishing secret about the local crime boss, before a major rescue operation begins as the flawed but well-meaning military drama continues. Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera ITV, 9.00pm ITV lays down its prime-time weapons as the World Cup looms, as demonstrated by this daft three-part series of incidents filmed at 30,000 feet. These include what an engine explosion feels like to those on board the plane to the impact of volcanic ash and an extraordinarily dramatic landing. Seeing Daylight: the Photography of Dorothy Bohm Sky Arts, 9.00pm Arriving in England in 1939 to escape the Nazis, Dorothy Bohm became a pioneer of street photography and portraiture of deep humanity. This profile examines her life and work. Elvis: the Searcher Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Based on Peter Guralnick’s epochal two-part biography, Thom Zimny’s HBO epic is a treat, focusing as much on Presley the man as Elvis the icon, Part one follows him out of Tupelo, into Sun Records and on to the US army, with part two’s fall, rise and fall again airing Wednesday at 10.00pm. GT Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia BBC One, 10.45pm; NI, 11.10pm; Scot, 11.45pm First shown on BBC Three, this harrowing film follows 29-year-old Liane, seeking treatment for the titular condition which has left her self-worth in tatters. GT Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.50pm Kevin Costner clearly likes a baseball movie – he’s made five of them. In this one he’s an Iowa farmer instructed by a mysterious voice to build a baseball pitch in the middle of a cornfield, which is soon occupied by a gang of ghostly players from the past. Enjoyably dotty, and responsible for the misquote, “If you build it, they will come” – it’s actually “he will come” – the fantasy is elevated by brilliant performances all around. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm The fifth film in the Die Hard franchise takes place in Russia, where our hero, Bruce Willis’s now grizzled John McClane, arrives in Moscow to hunt for his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney). McClane suspects that he may have become a drug dealer, but it transpires he is in fact working undercover for the CIA, and Dad blunders in on him mid-mission. An enjoyable but clunky thriller. The Departed (2006) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Nothing beats watching a great director in his comfort zone. Martin Scorsese’s gangland thriller – the film that finally won him an Oscar – is riveting. The plot revolves around the local police force’s efforts to stamp out Boston crime lord Frank Costello (a magnificently malevolent Jack Nicholson). There are powerhouse performances, too, from Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. Wednesday 13 June From Russia with love: David Dimbleby Credit: BBC Putin’s Russia with David Dimbleby BBC One, 9.00pm, Wales, 11.05pm “In a democracy if you fail to deliver on economic promises, if you surround yourself with cronies and use the law to suppress opposition, you would rightly be thrown out on your ear. But this is Russia, they do things differently here…” So begins David Dimbleby’s thoughtful film in which – as the eyes of the world turn towards Moscow for the 2018 World Cup football tournament – he takes the opportunity to cast an eye over Vladimir Putin’s 18 years as leader and assess the state of Russia today, especially in regard to the West. What he finds is a country in deep economic crisis yet with a people that seem to happily hero-worship Putin and mostly accept a state machine that controls almost every aspect of their lives with the willing assistance of security services, media, military and church. Dimbleby meets ordinary contented Russians as well as protesters, human rights lawyers, journalists and official spokespeople, coming away with a sense, ultimately, that Putin’s popularity is rooted in his strongman image and media-backed levels of suspicion and hostility towards the West unseen since the end of the Cold War. Gerard O’Donovan The Fight for Women’s Bodies BBC Three, from 10.00am Following the landmark vote to legalise abortion in the Republic of Ireland, Ellie Flynn looks back at the issues through the eyes of campaigners on both sides. Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow Channel 4, 8.00pm Here is a visit to the Isle of Wight, where Peter Snow and his team set out to restore an 1864 wooden train carriage that has served as a holiday chalet since it was decommissioned in the Twenties. Before Grenfell: A Hidden History BBC Two, 9.00pm A year since the Grenfell Tower fire, residents of Kensington relate how the London borough has become the most unequal place in Britain, with the gap between rich and poor once again as extreme as in the 1860s when developers first built housing for the rich in Notting Hill next to the worst slum in London. Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts BBC Four, 9.00pm Millions of years have gone into the human body: lots of great evolutionary adaptations but lots of imperfections, too. In a film that’s as entertaining as it is instructive, anatomist Alice Roberts takes on a challenge to design a better body than the one we get at birth. The Fast Fix: Diabetes ITV, 9.00pm Anita Rani presents a new two-part series exploring whether it is possible for people suffering from type 2 diabetes to reverse the condition by adhering to a radical diet. By consuming just 800 calories a day, can they “fast themselves better”? Concludes tomorrow Big Beasts: Last of the Giants Sky One, 9.00pm Biologist Patrick Aryee explores why size matters in the natural world. Beginning in the Americas, he checks out the planet’s largest predator, the sperm whale; comes face to face with a grizzly bear and gets rather too close to an anaconda that’s as long as a bus. GO How to Start an Airline Channel 4, 10.30pm This documentary follows Bangladeshi-British entrepreneur Kazi Shafiqur Rahman as he attempts to break into the fiercely competitive airline industry while also fulfilling the demands of his faith by insisting that the airline must comply with the teachings of Islam. GO Regarding Henry (1991) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 6.50pm Telling the story of a hotshot lawyer (Harrison Ford) who learns to question his values after a head injury, this film formed a companion piece to Wolf (1994), with Jack Nicholson as a publisher who is bitten by a wolf and turns into a boardroom predator. Directed by Mike Nichols, whose Oscar-winning movie The Graduate was a cinematic landmark of the 1960s, it’s a bit of an embarrassment, but interesting nevertheless. Source Code (2011) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Jake Gyllenhaal repeatedly finds himself reliving the last eight minutes in the life of a man on board a train which is about to be destroyed by a bomb as part of an experiment. Meanwhile, scientists Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright are monitoring Gyllenhaal’s exploits. Duncan Jones confirmed the promise of his directing debut Moon with this thrilling whodunit, which also serves as a moving meditation on life. Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★★☆ Syfy, 10.00pm Michael Keaton is an actor of rare versatility (as his triumphant role in Birdman proved). In this cult, Oscar-winning film by Tim Burton, Keaton shines as a con artist ghost called Beetlejuice, who aims to help two other ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to scare the obnoxious new residents out of their old house. But he then falls for lovely goth Lydia (Winona Ryder), the family’s daughter. Thursday 14 June It’s kicking off: Mark Pugatch (centre) leads ITV’s presenting team Credit: ITV FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony ITV, 2.30pm Regardless of how you think Russia got to be awarded the 21st staging of football’s biggest tournament (by corrupt means or otherwise), it’s time to cast those aspersions aside because the Russia 2018 championship is here. But, two hours before a ball is kicked, the opening ceremony marks the official start of the highest prize in football. And as we all know, entertaining opening ceremonies can be a great curtain-raiser for sport events, if they are done well – think the London 2012 Olympics. This one takes place at the 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium, which is the jewel in Russia’s crown of stadiums and will also host the final on July 15. Mark Pougatch presents the live coverage of the ceremony, which is headlined by actor and rapper Will Smith and Nicky Jam, who will perform Live It Up, the official World Cup song, which has received mixed reviews. As well as that, the ceremony will include local performers showing off different aspects of Russian culture, with gymnasts and trampolinists in among the fireworks and performances on display. The matches get under way following the ceremony with the host nation against Saudi Arabia. Clive Morgan Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm While the BBC’s post-Bake Off cookery contest may not have set the world alight, it’s given the judges plenty to get their teeth into. This week, it’s the final, and three challenges stand between the contestants and the title: a summer favourite, their best main course and a pudding. Springwatch 2018 BBC Two, 8.00pm After three weeks of cute animals, Springwatch comes to an end with Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and co reliving this year’s best moments at Sherborne Park Estate. The Trouble with Women with Anne Robinson BBC One, 9.00pm As a journalist and TV presenter, Anne Robinson shattered the glass ceiling as she built her career. She imagined that now, 50 years later, we’d be much closer to achieving equality than we are. With the ongoing discussions about gender pay, Robinson asks women around the UK what’s preventing parity? Inside HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs Channel 5, 9.00pm Wormwood Scrubs has had some infamous inmates: from serial killers Ian Brady and Peter Sutcliffe to rockers Pete Docherty and Keith Richards. This documentary exploring the prison’s history tells the stories of a Soviet spy who escaped from the jail and its best-known inmate, Charles Bronson. CM Missions BBC Four, 10.00pm and 10.20pm The absorbing French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars concludes with its final double header. This week, psychiatrist Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) discovers the reason behind cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s (Arben Bajraktaraj) mission. I Am Evidence Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm Even though Mariska Hargitay spent almost 20 years as crime fighter Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU, nothing prepared her for what she was to learn in real life. In this shocking documentary, Hargitay investigates the flaws in the US justice system that have allowed tens of thousands of rape kits to go untested for years. It’s a tough film to watch at times, especially as it highlights the issue through deeply personal and harrowing, first-person accounts from four women whose attacks are still fresh in their minds decades after the assaults due to a lack of closure. “I felt like my body was a crime scene,” one of the women recalls. CM Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) ★★★☆☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm Will Ferrell fans will need little encouragement to lap up this affectionate send-up of Nascar racing, redneck culture and male bonding. Ferrell pays a Nascar speed-demon who is challenged by a gay, French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen), to see who is the ultimate racer. It’s a full throttle comedy that plays to Ferrell’s strengths. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) ★★★☆☆ Horror Channel, 9.00pm French director Alexandre Aja makes his Hollywood debut with this grim but gripping remake of Wes Craven’s semi-cult horror film about a family battling a brood of mutants in the New Mexico desert. Aja ups the visceral violence, and the characters – including Ted Levine and Kathleen Quinlan as the parents – are sufficiently well-drawn to make the outcome shocking. The Ghost (2010) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor plays a talented ghost writer, who lands a lucrative contract to edit the memoirs of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), the former UK Prime Minister, in this Roman Polanski adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Soon after, Lang is accused of committing a war crime and the Ghost finds himself drawn into a world of dangerous secrets that put his life at risk. This is a deeply unsettling thriller. Friday 15 June One connected flow: Dan Jones on the Grand Union Canal Building Britain’s Canals Channel 5, 8.00pm His tattoos may have a nerdish medieval theme, but historian Dan Jones still seems too hip to be fronting a stuffy-sounding series about Britain’s iconic canals. Jones’s lively style and eye for interesting detail, however, keeps this subject surprisingly fresh, as he begins this three-part run with a look at the Grand Union Canal, the longest stretch of man-made waterway in Britain. It’s a story that reaches back 200 years, when the demands of the Industrial Revolution called for a speedy way to move goods between Birmingham and London, and the country’s engineering super-brains found ingenious means to link seven separate channels into one connected flow. As Jones explains, while the financial benefits were big, construction of the Grand Union was time consuming and dangerous. The 12-year stop-start struggle to complete the technically complex Blisworth Hill tunnel, for example, saw the deaths of up to 60 workers. Unable to compete with the advent of the speedy steam train, the Grand Union itself soon declined too. The canal is now a source of summertime pleasure, so this is a welcome reminder of its once vital purpose. Toby Dantzic Queer Eye Netflix, from today The success of this heart-warming makeover series, which returned to much acclaim earlier this year, was something of a surprise. Netflix then have been quick to capitalise, snappily rolling out another run barely four months later, with the likeable quintet all returning for more lifestyle revamping. Details are so far scant, but the show’s culture guru Karamo Brown has hinted that women and the trans community could be featured. World Cup 2018: Portugal v Spain BBC One, 6.20pm The pick of this week’s World Cup matches happens on day two at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi and comes from Group B. Expect a tense affair as Spain, who suffered the ignominy of failing to make it to the knockout rounds four years ago, take on their bitter rivals Portugal. The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Former footballer Dennis Wise heads the team of celebrity hopefuls, joined by Katie Price, Roman Kemp, Bez and Binky Felstead.Wise struggles with a fiendish skill game, while a number-based challenge sets Felstead’s head spinning. Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Jane McDonald wraps up her Antipodean adventure in New Zealand’s North Island. She rubs noses with a Maori tribe in Napier, explores Rotorua’s dramatic geothermal landscapes and views Auckland’s skyline from a helicopter. Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.40pm This is a final bout of topical treats from veteran impressionist Tracey Ullman. Favourites Angela Merkel and Rupert Murdoch get a look in, alongside more takes on Jeremy Corbyn, Michael Gove and Nanny, the dedicated carer of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Africa: A Journey Into Music BBC Four, 10.00pm Apart from the occasional act on Later… with Jools Holland, world music doesn’t get much airtime on our TVs, so this beguiling series helmed by DJ Rita Ray offers a welcome insight into its traditions. For her final foray, Ray heads to Mali, home to more Grammy award-winning artists than any other African country. From her attempts at a sinuous wedding dance to meeting renowned harp player Toumani Diabaté, Ray’s journey is full of stirring encounters. TD Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive Channel 5, 10.00pm A fitting reminder of Dale Winton’s easy-going charm, this swansong travelogue series resumes after a hiatus with our host in ocean-front Miami. Highlights include a trip to Little Havana, the city’s Cuban quarter, and a look at fashion designer Versace’s opulent former home. TD Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm In a similar but distinct way to Ridley Scott’s masterful original, Blade Runner 2049 mulls one of the meatiest questions around: is surface all that there is, or do life’s currents run deeper than the things we can see, hear and touch? Denis Villeneuve’s film toys with both options, making neither a comfort – and in the process, maps out a provocative blockbuster. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star. Red (2010) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm A starry line-up of actors of pensionable age is the attraction of this light-hearted adaptation of Warren Ellis’s graphic novel, and it’s hard to resist Helen Mirren with a submachine gun. RED stands for “Retired Extremely Dangerous”, which is what the CIA has labelled former agents Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mirren, who team up to find out who has marked them for assassination, and why. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ★★★★★ Channel 4, 11.40pm Soaked in sex, drugs and scandal, Martin Scorsese’s epic is based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent the Nineties illegally amassing a vast personal fortune. With a fantastic performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, this morally bankrupt romp was lauded by audiences and critics alike. Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie co-star. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
Saturday 9 June Germaine Bloody Greer BBC Two, 9.00pm The personal views of Germaine Greer once had a universality and pungency about them that the world so desperately needed. But her recent comments about rape, violence on TV and transpeople, by contrast, resemble self-important trolling: wilfully controversial, dreadfully retrograde and a blight on a considerable legacy. This thrilling profile is a reminder of why she still matters, albeit perhaps more for what she was than what she has become. Novelist Zoë Heller and journalist Rosie Boycott are among those singing her praises, while Greer herself proves as unable as ever to avoid calling out a daft question or savaging a sacred cow. The footage is exciting and superbly mounted by director Clare Beavan. Whether it’s Greer’s early films, her steadfastness in the face of the abuse sent her way after The Female Eunuch was published, and her evisceration of Norman Mailer during a famous 1971 set-to in New York, Greer remains a most rugged individual. “I don’t think Germaine and the word ‘sisterhood’ are natural bedfellows,” reckons Boycott. What about that legacy? “I don’t do regret and I don’t do things that I regret,” Greer concludes. By any standards, a remarkable life. Gabriel Tate Trooping the Colour BBC One, 10.30am Marking the official birthday of the Queen, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards will conduct their annual pageant on Horse Guards Parade, introduced by Huw Edwards and with J J Chalmers offering behind-the-scenes insights. There are highlights at 7.30pm on BBC Two. French Open Tennis: The women’s final ITV, 1.30pm Action on the 14th day at Roland Garros features the women’s singles final in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. Jelena Ostapenko met Simona Halep in last year’s showpiece match, where the Latvian defeated the number three seed 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to become the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam tournament and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933. The men’s final, which was won for a record 10th time by Spaniard Rafael Nadal last year, takes place on Sunday at 1.30pm on ITV. Women’s International One-Day Cricket: England Women v South Africa Women Sky Sports Main Event, 1.30pm It’s the opening one-day international of the three-match series, which takes place at New Road in Worcester. Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor and Lauren Winfield all return to the England squad after missing out on the Indian tour. World Cup-winning duo Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley miss out, however. International Rugby Union: South Africa v England Sky Sports Main Event, 3.00pm This afternoon England will be looking to dispatch the Springboks at a venue Eddie Jones has described as the “spiritual home of rugby”. They’ve not won at Ellis Park in Johannesburg since 1972 – their only triumph at the venue – and their last appearance here was a 36-27 defeat under Stuart Lancaster in 2012. Ellis Park was the setting for the Springboks’ World Cup final victory over New Zealand in 1995 and one of the sport’s finest moments – Nelson Mandela handing Francois Pienaar the Webb Ellis Cup. “It will be hostile but it’s fantastic and I am so excited about it,” says Jones. “In world rugby who do you want to beat? The Springboks at Ellis Park.” Owen Farrell will captain England, while the hugely talented New Zealand-born flanker Brad Shields is expected to play a part for the visitors. The River Wye with Will Millard BBC Two, 5.30pm; Scotland, 2.45pm After deconstructing the exploration documentary in the fascinating and alarming My Year with the Tribe, explorer Will Millard is on slightly surer ground with this new series in which he journeys down the River Wye. He begins his journey with a search for the river’s source on the slopes of Plynlimon, before he has an encounter with an entrepreneurial local sheep farmer. Take Me Out: Over 50s Special ITV, 8.00pm Three “older gentlemen” (I’m sure host Paddy McGuinness will make plenty of gags here) face 30 single “Golden Girls”, including a former nun and an ex-partner of action hero Jason Statham, in this one-off special of the ever-popular dating show. Hidden BBC Four, 9.00pm After Hinterland and Keeping Faith comes the BBC’s latest Welsh language crime thriller. Hidden has a familiar set-up – the discovery of a young girl’s body in a disused quarry tears a small community apart – but Sian Reese-Williams and Sion Alun Davies as DIs Cadi John and Owen Vaughan area leading pair to reckon with, and the atmosphere of unease benefits hugely from the mountainous surroundings. Come Together: the Rise of the Festival Sky Arts, 9.00pm The line-up for this documentary would grace any festival, with Pete Townshend and Noel Gallagher among the interviewees explaining the evolution of the modern music festival from its earliest jazz and blues incarnations in Newport, through the hippy beanfeasts of Monterey and Woodstock to Glastonbury and Coachella. There are also contributions from those who promote and document festivals, including Michael Eavis and D A Pennebaker. GT A Girl’s Guide to TV BBC Two, 10.00pm; not NI Comedian Rachel Parris of The Mash Report presents her typically tongue-in-cheek advice for women looking to get ahead in television. GT Maleficent (2014) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 6.05pm Angelina Jolie stars as the titular Maleficent in Disney’s live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, which follows her from a carefree fairy to Mistress of All Evil, muddling the distinction between hero and villain. Maleficent is happy in a kingdom of peculiar CGI beasts until her heart is broken by Stefan (Sharlto Copley), who inherits the throne. Seeking vengeance, she curses his baby, Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Thor: The Dark World (2013) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 10.35pm This is a follow-up to the popular Norse god/superhero blockbuster. The rather flabby plot is alleviated by Chris Hemsworth’s hearty charisma, which provides frequent relief from Natalie Portman’s bland damsel-in-distress (attempts to beef up her character by making her an astrophysicist are undermined by her constant fainting). Highlights include Thor sliding down The Gherkin skyscraper. Made in Dagenham (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC Two, 11.45pm Industrial action in pursuit of equal pay for women doesn’t sound too thrilling a subject, but Nigel Cole’s (Calendar Girls) film, based around the real-life strike from 1968, turns out to be a rousing crowd-pleaser. Sally Hawkins plays the reluctant ringleader of the workers who sew car seats at Ford’s Dagenham plant; Bob Hoskins is a union rep; Miranda Richardson is wonderful as Labour MP Barbara Castle. Sunday 10 June Smoldering: Aidan Turner returns as the eponymous hero Credit: BBC Poldark BBC One, 9.00pm Not since Daniel Craig emerged from the waves in Casino Royale has there been so much fuss over a pair of wet pecs. Yes, Poldark is back for a fourth series and star Aidan Turner bares his chest for the fans in an opening scene that, if nothing else, suggests that he’s spent a lot of time exercising since the end of series three. This opener finds our swashbuckling hero Ross Poldark (Turner) back in full-on Cornish crusader mode when, following a disturbance in Truro, he locks horns with old enemy George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) over the fate of three good pals accused of riot and murder. Meanwhile, his flame-haired wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) can’t fend off her intimate longings following that illicit clinch in the dunes with poetry-penning aristo Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse) – who, with the announcement of a general election, looks set to be diverted into a career at Westminster. But as Dr Dwight (Luke Norris) is at pains to point out, Armitage has a delicate constitution that might not suit the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics. Could Ross be persuaded to think again about throwing his hat in the ring? Gerard O’Donovan One-Day International Cricket: Scotland v England Sky Sports Main Event, 10.30am Having responded brilliantly to tie the Test series with Pakistan 1-1, England now turn their attention to Scotland, with this ODI at the Grange in Edinburgh. Songs of Praise BBC One, 1.25pm A year on from the Grenfell Tower disaster, Aled Jones presents a commemorative special edition exploring how the local community in North Kensington is coping and recovering. Britain Celebrates Live: 100 Years of Women’s Votes BBC One, 2.00pm Live coverage of today’s public processions through Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Tonight’s Antiques Roadshow, at 8pm, also takes up the theme, devoting its time to items with links to remarkable women. Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix Sky Sports Main Event, 5.30pm After a Monaco Grand Prix that left championship leader Lewis Hamilton, in his words, “cold”, all eyes are on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, where Daniel Riccardio will be aiming to win back-to-back races. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 ITV, 6.30pm Live from Old Trafford, it’s the annual England v World XI charity football match between teams mixing celebrities and professional athletes. This year Robbie Williams’s England is taking on a team of international stars led by Usain Bolt. Other players include Mo Farah, Gordon Ramsay, Olly Murs, and Eric Cantona, and there’s live music from Jessie Ware. Countryfile BBC One, 7.00pm The last of three specials heads for Sandringham in Norfolk, the most private of the Royal retreats. Matt Baker discovers one of the Queen’s less-known interests – racing pigeons – while Ellie Harrison learns more about her love of horses. GO Patrick Melrose Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Benedict Cumberbatch’s brilliantly judged bravura performance has been one of the television highlights of 2018. Tonight, he brings the series to an entertaining and emotionally charged close as Patrick, separated and back in London in 2006, hopes to put the past to rest following his mother’s funeral. Cosby: The Women Speak Sony Crime Channel, 9.00pm Following Bill Cosby’s conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, here’s another opportunity to see the A&E network’s 2015 one-hour special in which the extent of the allegations against the former TV icon for predatory sexual behaviour came to light. Over a dozen of the 50-plus women who accused him of rape and sexual assault going back decades talk of their experiences on screen for the first time, and how statute of limitation laws threatened to deprive them of justice. GO Despicable Me 2 (2013) ★★★☆☆ ITV2, 5.10pm Despicable Me, 2010’s animated supervillain comedy, had a neat enough premise. It’s gone in this sequel, though, as Steve Carell’s bald antihero, Gru, is now a reformed soul, occupied with childcare rather than dastardly plots to steal the moon. Gru’s Minions – those knee-high yellow Tic-Tacs – provide the film’s one inspired idea as they’re injected with mutating serum by the film’s mystery baddy. Hulk (2003) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 6.15pm Ang Lee’s dark and stylised version (a split screen mimics the panels of a comic book page) of the Incredible Hulk’s adventures is one of the best and underrated Marvel adaptations, even if it’s too complex at times. Eric Bana stars as Bruce, a scientist who’s exposed to gamma radiation and becomes a not-so-jolly green giant. This is a rampaging tale with bold special effects. Jennifer Connolly co-stars as his love interest. It (2017) ★★★★☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm Stephen King’s evil clown tale is no laughing matter. First a Warners miniseries in 1990, starring an unforgettable Tim Curry, and now a two-part film version. Here we continue the terrifying tale of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), but jump forward three decades to the summer of 1988, buying into the current vogue for Eighties teen-flick nostalgia. The scary stuff is petrifying when it peaks. Monday 11 June Community spirit: those affected by the fire tell their stories Credit: BBC Grenfell BBC One, 8.30pm Bafta-winning director Ben Anthony’s unmissable documentary about last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy opens with a sea of faces, all of which gain poignant individual focus as the film progresses. The blaze at the 24-storey block of public housing in the London borough of Kensington, which resulted in 72 deaths, left a lasting impression in those featured here as each person tells their unique story about the horrific events and their impact. Survivors who lost their homes, the bereaved, bystanders and police all share their stories, although it’s a surprising omission that the firefighters who witnessed the horrors first hand don’t offer their account. Split screens give multiple perspectives on the same moment, and what starts out as a patchwork of personal experience knits together into a mighty whole, the collective voice of a community broken but defiant. In fact, much of the film focuses on the efforts of those affected to unite in the face of seeming indifference from the local council, who also have their say. As the ongoing inquiry continues, this devastating account offers a damning testament of its own, rife with accusations of injustice and neglect, underpinned by blistering rage and grief. Toby Dantzic Fight Like a Girl BBC One, 7.30pm The ferocious sport of female wrestling comes under the spotlight with this lively film following Scottish fighter Kimberly Benson. She combines a gruelling training regime with her daytime job, as she aims for her first world title in Japan. Long Lost Family: What Happened Next ITV, 9.00pm Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall catch up with families they’ve reunited. Cathie Cutler Evans, who met her half-sister in 2016, has found joy in her extended clan. But for Maureen Charlton, separated from her brother Michael for 40 years, progress been painstaking. Dan Snow’s Norman Walks PBS America, 9.00pm Dan Snow sorts fact from fiction as he investigates the history of Norman Britain in this new series. He starts off on the Sussex coast, where aided by evidence from the Bayeux Tapestry, he pieces together William the Conqueror’s 11th-century coastal invasion. Flowers Channel 4, 10.00pm Will Sharpe’s gloriously dark comedy about a dysfunctional family returns with a double bill, then continues each night this week. A seemingly chipper Maurice (Julian Bennett) and Deborah (Olivia Colman) are on a caravanning holiday, while daughter Amy (Sophia di Martino) has a brash new girlfriend. Storyville: City Of Ghosts BBC Four, 10.30pm There are images of death in Matthew Heineman’s film so harrowing that it’s hard to keep watching, but these are the sights that Heineman’s subject, rebel group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered, face daily. The renegade collective have made it their task to secretly film the atrocities committed by Isil in the Syrian city of Raqqa, and show the rest of the world the reality of the regime. It’s an astonishing act of citizen-led journalism, and the participants’ fear and grief, as well as their sense of purpose, are starkly captured in Heineman’s blunt and brutal chronicle of a city in turmoil. TD Prisons Uncovered: Out Of Control? ITV, 10.45pm; Scotland, 11.05pm; Wales, 11.15pm; not UTV In 2016, HMP Birmingham saw the worst prison riot for 25 years, in which 600 inmates were freed from their cells. This sobering documentary looks at the factors behind the incident and reflects on the prison system. TD Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor stars in this so-so John le Carré adaptation as poetry lecturer Perry Makepeace, who becomes embroiled in negotiations to bring Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), a well-connected Russian oligarch, into the fold of British intelligence. Skarsgård is the standout here, charging into his role with pungency, playing Dima as a bedraggled beast of Moscow’s criminal underworld. The Shining (1980) ★★★★★ TCM, 9.00pm Set in a deserted hotel that’s in the care of writer Jack (Jack Nicholson) and his family for the winter, Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant psycho-horror, based on the novel by Stephen King, is subtly unsettling. But it’s stuffed, too, with unforgettable nerve-jangling shocks, including the moment when the crazed Jack smashes his way through a door with an axe as his wife (Shelley Duvall) cowers in the corner. Teen Wolf (1985) ★★★☆☆ 5STAR, 12.10am Critics howled at this preposterous teenage comedy but audiences loved it, perhaps because it came out shortly after its star Michael J Fox’s finest hour: Back to the Future. The plot – in which Fox’s likeable nerd morphs into a basketball-playing werewolf – is almost as unlikely as the fact that he still looked fresh out of the 11th grade at the ripe old age of 25. An unparalleled analysis of puberty and adolescence. Tuesday 12 June Hitting the books: Tanisha is a pupil at Townley Grammar Credit: BBC Grammar Schools: Who Will Get In? BBC Two, 9.00pm; Scotland & Wales, 11.15pm Jamie Pickup’s series has walked a tightrope with considerable skill, highlighting the inarguable inequities of our educational system that favours a selective approach, while also acknowledging its considerable benefits and observing the situation from the points of view of both pupils and teachers. It concludes with mock GCSE exams approaching and students at Erith School, a secondary modern, and neighbouring institution Townley Grammar, having to assess their suitability for further education. Some, it’s fair to say, are taking it more seriously than others. Townley pupil Tanisha is underperforming and low on confidence, yet keen to raise her game and nurtured by staff aware of her limitations and capabilities. At Erith, meanwhile, Denisa is angling for a place in Townley Sixth Form and seems more than capable of attaining it, but staffing shortages are crippling science classes amid an endless round of supply teachers and stand-ins. “It keeps me awake at night,” says the admirable faculty head Mr Appiah-Gates. It’s a desperately difficult situation and one that reaches an unexpected conclusion, as common ground is found between two unlikely bedfellows. Gabriel Tate The Champions Netflix, from today Created by Mindy Kaling, this new NBC sitcom plays a bachelor gym owner (Anders Holm) off against his gay, estranged son-cum-new flatmate (the brilliant J J Totah). Smartly written and nimbly performed, it’s a solid mainstream hit. Ackley Bridge Channel 4, 8.00pm Matt Evans and Penny Woolcock continue to keep an implausible number of plates spinning as the fizzy pre-watershed drama continues to conduct its handbrake narrative turns. Both Jordan (Samuel Bottomley) and Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) handle cash shortages in an equally desperate manner, and the arrival of Steve’s ex Claire (Kimberly Walsh) puts head teacher Mandy’s (Jo Joyner) nose out of joint. Our Girl BBC One, 9.00pm Georgie (Michelle Keegan) learns an astonishing secret about the local crime boss, before a major rescue operation begins as the flawed but well-meaning military drama continues. Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera ITV, 9.00pm ITV lays down its prime-time weapons as the World Cup looms, as demonstrated by this daft three-part series of incidents filmed at 30,000 feet. These include what an engine explosion feels like to those on board the plane to the impact of volcanic ash and an extraordinarily dramatic landing. Seeing Daylight: the Photography of Dorothy Bohm Sky Arts, 9.00pm Arriving in England in 1939 to escape the Nazis, Dorothy Bohm became a pioneer of street photography and portraiture of deep humanity. This profile examines her life and work. Elvis: the Searcher Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Based on Peter Guralnick’s epochal two-part biography, Thom Zimny’s HBO epic is a treat, focusing as much on Presley the man as Elvis the icon, Part one follows him out of Tupelo, into Sun Records and on to the US army, with part two’s fall, rise and fall again airing Wednesday at 10.00pm. GT Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia BBC One, 10.45pm; NI, 11.10pm; Scot, 11.45pm First shown on BBC Three, this harrowing film follows 29-year-old Liane, seeking treatment for the titular condition which has left her self-worth in tatters. GT Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.50pm Kevin Costner clearly likes a baseball movie – he’s made five of them. In this one he’s an Iowa farmer instructed by a mysterious voice to build a baseball pitch in the middle of a cornfield, which is soon occupied by a gang of ghostly players from the past. Enjoyably dotty, and responsible for the misquote, “If you build it, they will come” – it’s actually “he will come” – the fantasy is elevated by brilliant performances all around. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm The fifth film in the Die Hard franchise takes place in Russia, where our hero, Bruce Willis’s now grizzled John McClane, arrives in Moscow to hunt for his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney). McClane suspects that he may have become a drug dealer, but it transpires he is in fact working undercover for the CIA, and Dad blunders in on him mid-mission. An enjoyable but clunky thriller. The Departed (2006) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Nothing beats watching a great director in his comfort zone. Martin Scorsese’s gangland thriller – the film that finally won him an Oscar – is riveting. The plot revolves around the local police force’s efforts to stamp out Boston crime lord Frank Costello (a magnificently malevolent Jack Nicholson). There are powerhouse performances, too, from Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. Wednesday 13 June From Russia with love: David Dimbleby Credit: BBC Putin’s Russia with David Dimbleby BBC One, 9.00pm, Wales, 11.05pm “In a democracy if you fail to deliver on economic promises, if you surround yourself with cronies and use the law to suppress opposition, you would rightly be thrown out on your ear. But this is Russia, they do things differently here…” So begins David Dimbleby’s thoughtful film in which – as the eyes of the world turn towards Moscow for the 2018 World Cup football tournament – he takes the opportunity to cast an eye over Vladimir Putin’s 18 years as leader and assess the state of Russia today, especially in regard to the West. What he finds is a country in deep economic crisis yet with a people that seem to happily hero-worship Putin and mostly accept a state machine that controls almost every aspect of their lives with the willing assistance of security services, media, military and church. Dimbleby meets ordinary contented Russians as well as protesters, human rights lawyers, journalists and official spokespeople, coming away with a sense, ultimately, that Putin’s popularity is rooted in his strongman image and media-backed levels of suspicion and hostility towards the West unseen since the end of the Cold War. Gerard O’Donovan The Fight for Women’s Bodies BBC Three, from 10.00am Following the landmark vote to legalise abortion in the Republic of Ireland, Ellie Flynn looks back at the issues through the eyes of campaigners on both sides. Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow Channel 4, 8.00pm Here is a visit to the Isle of Wight, where Peter Snow and his team set out to restore an 1864 wooden train carriage that has served as a holiday chalet since it was decommissioned in the Twenties. Before Grenfell: A Hidden History BBC Two, 9.00pm A year since the Grenfell Tower fire, residents of Kensington relate how the London borough has become the most unequal place in Britain, with the gap between rich and poor once again as extreme as in the 1860s when developers first built housing for the rich in Notting Hill next to the worst slum in London. Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts BBC Four, 9.00pm Millions of years have gone into the human body: lots of great evolutionary adaptations but lots of imperfections, too. In a film that’s as entertaining as it is instructive, anatomist Alice Roberts takes on a challenge to design a better body than the one we get at birth. The Fast Fix: Diabetes ITV, 9.00pm Anita Rani presents a new two-part series exploring whether it is possible for people suffering from type 2 diabetes to reverse the condition by adhering to a radical diet. By consuming just 800 calories a day, can they “fast themselves better”? Concludes tomorrow Big Beasts: Last of the Giants Sky One, 9.00pm Biologist Patrick Aryee explores why size matters in the natural world. Beginning in the Americas, he checks out the planet’s largest predator, the sperm whale; comes face to face with a grizzly bear and gets rather too close to an anaconda that’s as long as a bus. GO How to Start an Airline Channel 4, 10.30pm This documentary follows Bangladeshi-British entrepreneur Kazi Shafiqur Rahman as he attempts to break into the fiercely competitive airline industry while also fulfilling the demands of his faith by insisting that the airline must comply with the teachings of Islam. GO Regarding Henry (1991) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 6.50pm Telling the story of a hotshot lawyer (Harrison Ford) who learns to question his values after a head injury, this film formed a companion piece to Wolf (1994), with Jack Nicholson as a publisher who is bitten by a wolf and turns into a boardroom predator. Directed by Mike Nichols, whose Oscar-winning movie The Graduate was a cinematic landmark of the 1960s, it’s a bit of an embarrassment, but interesting nevertheless. Source Code (2011) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Jake Gyllenhaal repeatedly finds himself reliving the last eight minutes in the life of a man on board a train which is about to be destroyed by a bomb as part of an experiment. Meanwhile, scientists Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright are monitoring Gyllenhaal’s exploits. Duncan Jones confirmed the promise of his directing debut Moon with this thrilling whodunit, which also serves as a moving meditation on life. Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★★☆ Syfy, 10.00pm Michael Keaton is an actor of rare versatility (as his triumphant role in Birdman proved). In this cult, Oscar-winning film by Tim Burton, Keaton shines as a con artist ghost called Beetlejuice, who aims to help two other ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to scare the obnoxious new residents out of their old house. But he then falls for lovely goth Lydia (Winona Ryder), the family’s daughter. Thursday 14 June It’s kicking off: Mark Pugatch (centre) leads ITV’s presenting team Credit: ITV FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony ITV, 2.30pm Regardless of how you think Russia got to be awarded the 21st staging of football’s biggest tournament (by corrupt means or otherwise), it’s time to cast those aspersions aside because the Russia 2018 championship is here. But, two hours before a ball is kicked, the opening ceremony marks the official start of the highest prize in football. And as we all know, entertaining opening ceremonies can be a great curtain-raiser for sport events, if they are done well – think the London 2012 Olympics. This one takes place at the 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium, which is the jewel in Russia’s crown of stadiums and will also host the final on July 15. Mark Pougatch presents the live coverage of the ceremony, which is headlined by actor and rapper Will Smith and Nicky Jam, who will perform Live It Up, the official World Cup song, which has received mixed reviews. As well as that, the ceremony will include local performers showing off different aspects of Russian culture, with gymnasts and trampolinists in among the fireworks and performances on display. The matches get under way following the ceremony with the host nation against Saudi Arabia. Clive Morgan Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm While the BBC’s post-Bake Off cookery contest may not have set the world alight, it’s given the judges plenty to get their teeth into. This week, it’s the final, and three challenges stand between the contestants and the title: a summer favourite, their best main course and a pudding. Springwatch 2018 BBC Two, 8.00pm After three weeks of cute animals, Springwatch comes to an end with Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and co reliving this year’s best moments at Sherborne Park Estate. The Trouble with Women with Anne Robinson BBC One, 9.00pm As a journalist and TV presenter, Anne Robinson shattered the glass ceiling as she built her career. She imagined that now, 50 years later, we’d be much closer to achieving equality than we are. With the ongoing discussions about gender pay, Robinson asks women around the UK what’s preventing parity? Inside HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs Channel 5, 9.00pm Wormwood Scrubs has had some infamous inmates: from serial killers Ian Brady and Peter Sutcliffe to rockers Pete Docherty and Keith Richards. This documentary exploring the prison’s history tells the stories of a Soviet spy who escaped from the jail and its best-known inmate, Charles Bronson. CM Missions BBC Four, 10.00pm and 10.20pm The absorbing French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars concludes with its final double header. This week, psychiatrist Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) discovers the reason behind cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s (Arben Bajraktaraj) mission. I Am Evidence Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm Even though Mariska Hargitay spent almost 20 years as crime fighter Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU, nothing prepared her for what she was to learn in real life. In this shocking documentary, Hargitay investigates the flaws in the US justice system that have allowed tens of thousands of rape kits to go untested for years. It’s a tough film to watch at times, especially as it highlights the issue through deeply personal and harrowing, first-person accounts from four women whose attacks are still fresh in their minds decades after the assaults due to a lack of closure. “I felt like my body was a crime scene,” one of the women recalls. CM Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) ★★★☆☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm Will Ferrell fans will need little encouragement to lap up this affectionate send-up of Nascar racing, redneck culture and male bonding. Ferrell pays a Nascar speed-demon who is challenged by a gay, French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen), to see who is the ultimate racer. It’s a full throttle comedy that plays to Ferrell’s strengths. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) ★★★☆☆ Horror Channel, 9.00pm French director Alexandre Aja makes his Hollywood debut with this grim but gripping remake of Wes Craven’s semi-cult horror film about a family battling a brood of mutants in the New Mexico desert. Aja ups the visceral violence, and the characters – including Ted Levine and Kathleen Quinlan as the parents – are sufficiently well-drawn to make the outcome shocking. The Ghost (2010) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor plays a talented ghost writer, who lands a lucrative contract to edit the memoirs of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), the former UK Prime Minister, in this Roman Polanski adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Soon after, Lang is accused of committing a war crime and the Ghost finds himself drawn into a world of dangerous secrets that put his life at risk. This is a deeply unsettling thriller. Friday 15 June One connected flow: Dan Jones on the Grand Union Canal Building Britain’s Canals Channel 5, 8.00pm His tattoos may have a nerdish medieval theme, but historian Dan Jones still seems too hip to be fronting a stuffy-sounding series about Britain’s iconic canals. Jones’s lively style and eye for interesting detail, however, keeps this subject surprisingly fresh, as he begins this three-part run with a look at the Grand Union Canal, the longest stretch of man-made waterway in Britain. It’s a story that reaches back 200 years, when the demands of the Industrial Revolution called for a speedy way to move goods between Birmingham and London, and the country’s engineering super-brains found ingenious means to link seven separate channels into one connected flow. As Jones explains, while the financial benefits were big, construction of the Grand Union was time consuming and dangerous. The 12-year stop-start struggle to complete the technically complex Blisworth Hill tunnel, for example, saw the deaths of up to 60 workers. Unable to compete with the advent of the speedy steam train, the Grand Union itself soon declined too. The canal is now a source of summertime pleasure, so this is a welcome reminder of its once vital purpose. Toby Dantzic Queer Eye Netflix, from today The success of this heart-warming makeover series, which returned to much acclaim earlier this year, was something of a surprise. Netflix then have been quick to capitalise, snappily rolling out another run barely four months later, with the likeable quintet all returning for more lifestyle revamping. Details are so far scant, but the show’s culture guru Karamo Brown has hinted that women and the trans community could be featured. World Cup 2018: Portugal v Spain BBC One, 6.20pm The pick of this week’s World Cup matches happens on day two at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi and comes from Group B. Expect a tense affair as Spain, who suffered the ignominy of failing to make it to the knockout rounds four years ago, take on their bitter rivals Portugal. The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Former footballer Dennis Wise heads the team of celebrity hopefuls, joined by Katie Price, Roman Kemp, Bez and Binky Felstead.Wise struggles with a fiendish skill game, while a number-based challenge sets Felstead’s head spinning. Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Jane McDonald wraps up her Antipodean adventure in New Zealand’s North Island. She rubs noses with a Maori tribe in Napier, explores Rotorua’s dramatic geothermal landscapes and views Auckland’s skyline from a helicopter. Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.40pm This is a final bout of topical treats from veteran impressionist Tracey Ullman. Favourites Angela Merkel and Rupert Murdoch get a look in, alongside more takes on Jeremy Corbyn, Michael Gove and Nanny, the dedicated carer of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Africa: A Journey Into Music BBC Four, 10.00pm Apart from the occasional act on Later… with Jools Holland, world music doesn’t get much airtime on our TVs, so this beguiling series helmed by DJ Rita Ray offers a welcome insight into its traditions. For her final foray, Ray heads to Mali, home to more Grammy award-winning artists than any other African country. From her attempts at a sinuous wedding dance to meeting renowned harp player Toumani Diabaté, Ray’s journey is full of stirring encounters. TD Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive Channel 5, 10.00pm A fitting reminder of Dale Winton’s easy-going charm, this swansong travelogue series resumes after a hiatus with our host in ocean-front Miami. Highlights include a trip to Little Havana, the city’s Cuban quarter, and a look at fashion designer Versace’s opulent former home. TD Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm In a similar but distinct way to Ridley Scott’s masterful original, Blade Runner 2049 mulls one of the meatiest questions around: is surface all that there is, or do life’s currents run deeper than the things we can see, hear and touch? Denis Villeneuve’s film toys with both options, making neither a comfort – and in the process, maps out a provocative blockbuster. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star. Red (2010) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm A starry line-up of actors of pensionable age is the attraction of this light-hearted adaptation of Warren Ellis’s graphic novel, and it’s hard to resist Helen Mirren with a submachine gun. RED stands for “Retired Extremely Dangerous”, which is what the CIA has labelled former agents Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mirren, who team up to find out who has marked them for assassination, and why. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ★★★★★ Channel 4, 11.40pm Soaked in sex, drugs and scandal, Martin Scorsese’s epic is based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent the Nineties illegally amassing a vast personal fortune. With a fantastic performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, this morally bankrupt romp was lauded by audiences and critics alike. Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie co-star. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
What's on TV tonight: Germaine Bloody Greer, Take Me Out: Over 50s Special and more
Saturday 9 June Germaine Bloody Greer BBC Two, 9.00pm The personal views of Germaine Greer once had a universality and pungency about them that the world so desperately needed. But her recent comments about rape, violence on TV and transpeople, by contrast, resemble self-important trolling: wilfully controversial, dreadfully retrograde and a blight on a considerable legacy. This thrilling profile is a reminder of why she still matters, albeit perhaps more for what she was than what she has become. Novelist Zoë Heller and journalist Rosie Boycott are among those singing her praises, while Greer herself proves as unable as ever to avoid calling out a daft question or savaging a sacred cow. The footage is exciting and superbly mounted by director Clare Beavan. Whether it’s Greer’s early films, her steadfastness in the face of the abuse sent her way after The Female Eunuch was published, and her evisceration of Norman Mailer during a famous 1971 set-to in New York, Greer remains a most rugged individual. “I don’t think Germaine and the word ‘sisterhood’ are natural bedfellows,” reckons Boycott. What about that legacy? “I don’t do regret and I don’t do things that I regret,” Greer concludes. By any standards, a remarkable life. Gabriel Tate Trooping the Colour BBC One, 10.30am Marking the official birthday of the Queen, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards will conduct their annual pageant on Horse Guards Parade, introduced by Huw Edwards and with J J Chalmers offering behind-the-scenes insights. There are highlights at 7.30pm on BBC Two. French Open Tennis: The women’s final ITV, 1.30pm Action on the 14th day at Roland Garros features the women’s singles final in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. Jelena Ostapenko met Simona Halep in last year’s showpiece match, where the Latvian defeated the number three seed 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to become the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam tournament and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933. The men’s final, which was won for a record 10th time by Spaniard Rafael Nadal last year, takes place on Sunday at 1.30pm on ITV. Women’s International One-Day Cricket: England Women v South Africa Women Sky Sports Main Event, 1.30pm It’s the opening one-day international of the three-match series, which takes place at New Road in Worcester. Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor and Lauren Winfield all return to the England squad after missing out on the Indian tour. World Cup-winning duo Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley miss out, however. International Rugby Union: South Africa v England Sky Sports Main Event, 3.00pm This afternoon England will be looking to dispatch the Springboks at a venue Eddie Jones has described as the “spiritual home of rugby”. They’ve not won at Ellis Park in Johannesburg since 1972 – their only triumph at the venue – and their last appearance here was a 36-27 defeat under Stuart Lancaster in 2012. Ellis Park was the setting for the Springboks’ World Cup final victory over New Zealand in 1995 and one of the sport’s finest moments – Nelson Mandela handing Francois Pienaar the Webb Ellis Cup. “It will be hostile but it’s fantastic and I am so excited about it,” says Jones. “In world rugby who do you want to beat? The Springboks at Ellis Park.” Owen Farrell will captain England, while the hugely talented New Zealand-born flanker Brad Shields is expected to play a part for the visitors. The River Wye with Will Millard BBC Two, 5.30pm; Scotland, 2.45pm After deconstructing the exploration documentary in the fascinating and alarming My Year with the Tribe, explorer Will Millard is on slightly surer ground with this new series in which he journeys down the River Wye. He begins his journey with a search for the river’s source on the slopes of Plynlimon, before he has an encounter with an entrepreneurial local sheep farmer. Take Me Out: Over 50s Special ITV, 8.00pm Three “older gentlemen” (I’m sure host Paddy McGuinness will make plenty of gags here) face 30 single “Golden Girls”, including a former nun and an ex-partner of action hero Jason Statham, in this one-off special of the ever-popular dating show. Hidden BBC Four, 9.00pm After Hinterland and Keeping Faith comes the BBC’s latest Welsh language crime thriller. Hidden has a familiar set-up – the discovery of a young girl’s body in a disused quarry tears a small community apart – but Sian Reese-Williams and Sion Alun Davies as DIs Cadi John and Owen Vaughan area leading pair to reckon with, and the atmosphere of unease benefits hugely from the mountainous surroundings. Come Together: the Rise of the Festival Sky Arts, 9.00pm The line-up for this documentary would grace any festival, with Pete Townshend and Noel Gallagher among the interviewees explaining the evolution of the modern music festival from its earliest jazz and blues incarnations in Newport, through the hippy beanfeasts of Monterey and Woodstock to Glastonbury and Coachella. There are also contributions from those who promote and document festivals, including Michael Eavis and D A Pennebaker. GT A Girl’s Guide to TV BBC Two, 10.00pm; not NI Comedian Rachel Parris of The Mash Report presents her typically tongue-in-cheek advice for women looking to get ahead in television. GT Maleficent (2014) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 6.05pm Angelina Jolie stars as the titular Maleficent in Disney’s live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, which follows her from a carefree fairy to Mistress of All Evil, muddling the distinction between hero and villain. Maleficent is happy in a kingdom of peculiar CGI beasts until her heart is broken by Stefan (Sharlto Copley), who inherits the throne. Seeking vengeance, she curses his baby, Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Thor: The Dark World (2013) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 10.35pm This is a follow-up to the popular Norse god/superhero blockbuster. The rather flabby plot is alleviated by Chris Hemsworth’s hearty charisma, which provides frequent relief from Natalie Portman’s bland damsel-in-distress (attempts to beef up her character by making her an astrophysicist are undermined by her constant fainting). Highlights include Thor sliding down The Gherkin skyscraper. Made in Dagenham (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC Two, 11.45pm Industrial action in pursuit of equal pay for women doesn’t sound too thrilling a subject, but Nigel Cole’s (Calendar Girls) film, based around the real-life strike from 1968, turns out to be a rousing crowd-pleaser. Sally Hawkins plays the reluctant ringleader of the workers who sew car seats at Ford’s Dagenham plant; Bob Hoskins is a union rep; Miranda Richardson is wonderful as Labour MP Barbara Castle. Sunday 10 June Smoldering: Aidan Turner returns as the eponymous hero Credit: BBC Poldark BBC One, 9.00pm Not since Daniel Craig emerged from the waves in Casino Royale has there been so much fuss over a pair of wet pecs. Yes, Poldark is back for a fourth series and star Aidan Turner bares his chest for the fans in an opening scene that, if nothing else, suggests that he’s spent a lot of time exercising since the end of series three. This opener finds our swashbuckling hero Ross Poldark (Turner) back in full-on Cornish crusader mode when, following a disturbance in Truro, he locks horns with old enemy George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) over the fate of three good pals accused of riot and murder. Meanwhile, his flame-haired wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) can’t fend off her intimate longings following that illicit clinch in the dunes with poetry-penning aristo Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse) – who, with the announcement of a general election, looks set to be diverted into a career at Westminster. But as Dr Dwight (Luke Norris) is at pains to point out, Armitage has a delicate constitution that might not suit the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics. Could Ross be persuaded to think again about throwing his hat in the ring? Gerard O’Donovan One-Day International Cricket: Scotland v England Sky Sports Main Event, 10.30am Having responded brilliantly to tie the Test series with Pakistan 1-1, England now turn their attention to Scotland, with this ODI at the Grange in Edinburgh. Songs of Praise BBC One, 1.25pm A year on from the Grenfell Tower disaster, Aled Jones presents a commemorative special edition exploring how the local community in North Kensington is coping and recovering. Britain Celebrates Live: 100 Years of Women’s Votes BBC One, 2.00pm Live coverage of today’s public processions through Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Tonight’s Antiques Roadshow, at 8pm, also takes up the theme, devoting its time to items with links to remarkable women. Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix Sky Sports Main Event, 5.30pm After a Monaco Grand Prix that left championship leader Lewis Hamilton, in his words, “cold”, all eyes are on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, where Daniel Riccardio will be aiming to win back-to-back races. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 ITV, 6.30pm Live from Old Trafford, it’s the annual England v World XI charity football match between teams mixing celebrities and professional athletes. This year Robbie Williams’s England is taking on a team of international stars led by Usain Bolt. Other players include Mo Farah, Gordon Ramsay, Olly Murs, and Eric Cantona, and there’s live music from Jessie Ware. Countryfile BBC One, 7.00pm The last of three specials heads for Sandringham in Norfolk, the most private of the Royal retreats. Matt Baker discovers one of the Queen’s less-known interests – racing pigeons – while Ellie Harrison learns more about her love of horses. GO Patrick Melrose Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Benedict Cumberbatch’s brilliantly judged bravura performance has been one of the television highlights of 2018. Tonight, he brings the series to an entertaining and emotionally charged close as Patrick, separated and back in London in 2006, hopes to put the past to rest following his mother’s funeral. Cosby: The Women Speak Sony Crime Channel, 9.00pm Following Bill Cosby’s conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, here’s another opportunity to see the A&E network’s 2015 one-hour special in which the extent of the allegations against the former TV icon for predatory sexual behaviour came to light. Over a dozen of the 50-plus women who accused him of rape and sexual assault going back decades talk of their experiences on screen for the first time, and how statute of limitation laws threatened to deprive them of justice. GO Despicable Me 2 (2013) ★★★☆☆ ITV2, 5.10pm Despicable Me, 2010’s animated supervillain comedy, had a neat enough premise. It’s gone in this sequel, though, as Steve Carell’s bald antihero, Gru, is now a reformed soul, occupied with childcare rather than dastardly plots to steal the moon. Gru’s Minions – those knee-high yellow Tic-Tacs – provide the film’s one inspired idea as they’re injected with mutating serum by the film’s mystery baddy. Hulk (2003) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 6.15pm Ang Lee’s dark and stylised version (a split screen mimics the panels of a comic book page) of the Incredible Hulk’s adventures is one of the best and underrated Marvel adaptations, even if it’s too complex at times. Eric Bana stars as Bruce, a scientist who’s exposed to gamma radiation and becomes a not-so-jolly green giant. This is a rampaging tale with bold special effects. Jennifer Connolly co-stars as his love interest. It (2017) ★★★★☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm Stephen King’s evil clown tale is no laughing matter. First a Warners miniseries in 1990, starring an unforgettable Tim Curry, and now a two-part film version. Here we continue the terrifying tale of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), but jump forward three decades to the summer of 1988, buying into the current vogue for Eighties teen-flick nostalgia. The scary stuff is petrifying when it peaks. Monday 11 June Community spirit: those affected by the fire tell their stories Credit: BBC Grenfell BBC One, 8.30pm Bafta-winning director Ben Anthony’s unmissable documentary about last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy opens with a sea of faces, all of which gain poignant individual focus as the film progresses. The blaze at the 24-storey block of public housing in the London borough of Kensington, which resulted in 72 deaths, left a lasting impression in those featured here as each person tells their unique story about the horrific events and their impact. Survivors who lost their homes, the bereaved, bystanders and police all share their stories, although it’s a surprising omission that the firefighters who witnessed the horrors first hand don’t offer their account. Split screens give multiple perspectives on the same moment, and what starts out as a patchwork of personal experience knits together into a mighty whole, the collective voice of a community broken but defiant. In fact, much of the film focuses on the efforts of those affected to unite in the face of seeming indifference from the local council, who also have their say. As the ongoing inquiry continues, this devastating account offers a damning testament of its own, rife with accusations of injustice and neglect, underpinned by blistering rage and grief. Toby Dantzic Fight Like a Girl BBC One, 7.30pm The ferocious sport of female wrestling comes under the spotlight with this lively film following Scottish fighter Kimberly Benson. She combines a gruelling training regime with her daytime job, as she aims for her first world title in Japan. Long Lost Family: What Happened Next ITV, 9.00pm Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall catch up with families they’ve reunited. Cathie Cutler Evans, who met her half-sister in 2016, has found joy in her extended clan. But for Maureen Charlton, separated from her brother Michael for 40 years, progress been painstaking. Dan Snow’s Norman Walks PBS America, 9.00pm Dan Snow sorts fact from fiction as he investigates the history of Norman Britain in this new series. He starts off on the Sussex coast, where aided by evidence from the Bayeux Tapestry, he pieces together William the Conqueror’s 11th-century coastal invasion. Flowers Channel 4, 10.00pm Will Sharpe’s gloriously dark comedy about a dysfunctional family returns with a double bill, then continues each night this week. A seemingly chipper Maurice (Julian Bennett) and Deborah (Olivia Colman) are on a caravanning holiday, while daughter Amy (Sophia di Martino) has a brash new girlfriend. Storyville: City Of Ghosts BBC Four, 10.30pm There are images of death in Matthew Heineman’s film so harrowing that it’s hard to keep watching, but these are the sights that Heineman’s subject, rebel group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered, face daily. The renegade collective have made it their task to secretly film the atrocities committed by Isil in the Syrian city of Raqqa, and show the rest of the world the reality of the regime. It’s an astonishing act of citizen-led journalism, and the participants’ fear and grief, as well as their sense of purpose, are starkly captured in Heineman’s blunt and brutal chronicle of a city in turmoil. TD Prisons Uncovered: Out Of Control? ITV, 10.45pm; Scotland, 11.05pm; Wales, 11.15pm; not UTV In 2016, HMP Birmingham saw the worst prison riot for 25 years, in which 600 inmates were freed from their cells. This sobering documentary looks at the factors behind the incident and reflects on the prison system. TD Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor stars in this so-so John le Carré adaptation as poetry lecturer Perry Makepeace, who becomes embroiled in negotiations to bring Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), a well-connected Russian oligarch, into the fold of British intelligence. Skarsgård is the standout here, charging into his role with pungency, playing Dima as a bedraggled beast of Moscow’s criminal underworld. The Shining (1980) ★★★★★ TCM, 9.00pm Set in a deserted hotel that’s in the care of writer Jack (Jack Nicholson) and his family for the winter, Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant psycho-horror, based on the novel by Stephen King, is subtly unsettling. But it’s stuffed, too, with unforgettable nerve-jangling shocks, including the moment when the crazed Jack smashes his way through a door with an axe as his wife (Shelley Duvall) cowers in the corner. Teen Wolf (1985) ★★★☆☆ 5STAR, 12.10am Critics howled at this preposterous teenage comedy but audiences loved it, perhaps because it came out shortly after its star Michael J Fox’s finest hour: Back to the Future. The plot – in which Fox’s likeable nerd morphs into a basketball-playing werewolf – is almost as unlikely as the fact that he still looked fresh out of the 11th grade at the ripe old age of 25. An unparalleled analysis of puberty and adolescence. Tuesday 12 June Hitting the books: Tanisha is a pupil at Townley Grammar Credit: BBC Grammar Schools: Who Will Get In? BBC Two, 9.00pm; Scotland & Wales, 11.15pm Jamie Pickup’s series has walked a tightrope with considerable skill, highlighting the inarguable inequities of our educational system that favours a selective approach, while also acknowledging its considerable benefits and observing the situation from the points of view of both pupils and teachers. It concludes with mock GCSE exams approaching and students at Erith School, a secondary modern, and neighbouring institution Townley Grammar, having to assess their suitability for further education. Some, it’s fair to say, are taking it more seriously than others. Townley pupil Tanisha is underperforming and low on confidence, yet keen to raise her game and nurtured by staff aware of her limitations and capabilities. At Erith, meanwhile, Denisa is angling for a place in Townley Sixth Form and seems more than capable of attaining it, but staffing shortages are crippling science classes amid an endless round of supply teachers and stand-ins. “It keeps me awake at night,” says the admirable faculty head Mr Appiah-Gates. It’s a desperately difficult situation and one that reaches an unexpected conclusion, as common ground is found between two unlikely bedfellows. Gabriel Tate The Champions Netflix, from today Created by Mindy Kaling, this new NBC sitcom plays a bachelor gym owner (Anders Holm) off against his gay, estranged son-cum-new flatmate (the brilliant J J Totah). Smartly written and nimbly performed, it’s a solid mainstream hit. Ackley Bridge Channel 4, 8.00pm Matt Evans and Penny Woolcock continue to keep an implausible number of plates spinning as the fizzy pre-watershed drama continues to conduct its handbrake narrative turns. Both Jordan (Samuel Bottomley) and Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) handle cash shortages in an equally desperate manner, and the arrival of Steve’s ex Claire (Kimberly Walsh) puts head teacher Mandy’s (Jo Joyner) nose out of joint. Our Girl BBC One, 9.00pm Georgie (Michelle Keegan) learns an astonishing secret about the local crime boss, before a major rescue operation begins as the flawed but well-meaning military drama continues. Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera ITV, 9.00pm ITV lays down its prime-time weapons as the World Cup looms, as demonstrated by this daft three-part series of incidents filmed at 30,000 feet. These include what an engine explosion feels like to those on board the plane to the impact of volcanic ash and an extraordinarily dramatic landing. Seeing Daylight: the Photography of Dorothy Bohm Sky Arts, 9.00pm Arriving in England in 1939 to escape the Nazis, Dorothy Bohm became a pioneer of street photography and portraiture of deep humanity. This profile examines her life and work. Elvis: the Searcher Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Based on Peter Guralnick’s epochal two-part biography, Thom Zimny’s HBO epic is a treat, focusing as much on Presley the man as Elvis the icon, Part one follows him out of Tupelo, into Sun Records and on to the US army, with part two’s fall, rise and fall again airing Wednesday at 10.00pm. GT Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia BBC One, 10.45pm; NI, 11.10pm; Scot, 11.45pm First shown on BBC Three, this harrowing film follows 29-year-old Liane, seeking treatment for the titular condition which has left her self-worth in tatters. GT Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.50pm Kevin Costner clearly likes a baseball movie – he’s made five of them. In this one he’s an Iowa farmer instructed by a mysterious voice to build a baseball pitch in the middle of a cornfield, which is soon occupied by a gang of ghostly players from the past. Enjoyably dotty, and responsible for the misquote, “If you build it, they will come” – it’s actually “he will come” – the fantasy is elevated by brilliant performances all around. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm The fifth film in the Die Hard franchise takes place in Russia, where our hero, Bruce Willis’s now grizzled John McClane, arrives in Moscow to hunt for his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney). McClane suspects that he may have become a drug dealer, but it transpires he is in fact working undercover for the CIA, and Dad blunders in on him mid-mission. An enjoyable but clunky thriller. The Departed (2006) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Nothing beats watching a great director in his comfort zone. Martin Scorsese’s gangland thriller – the film that finally won him an Oscar – is riveting. The plot revolves around the local police force’s efforts to stamp out Boston crime lord Frank Costello (a magnificently malevolent Jack Nicholson). There are powerhouse performances, too, from Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. Wednesday 13 June From Russia with love: David Dimbleby Credit: BBC Putin’s Russia with David Dimbleby BBC One, 9.00pm, Wales, 11.05pm “In a democracy if you fail to deliver on economic promises, if you surround yourself with cronies and use the law to suppress opposition, you would rightly be thrown out on your ear. But this is Russia, they do things differently here…” So begins David Dimbleby’s thoughtful film in which – as the eyes of the world turn towards Moscow for the 2018 World Cup football tournament – he takes the opportunity to cast an eye over Vladimir Putin’s 18 years as leader and assess the state of Russia today, especially in regard to the West. What he finds is a country in deep economic crisis yet with a people that seem to happily hero-worship Putin and mostly accept a state machine that controls almost every aspect of their lives with the willing assistance of security services, media, military and church. Dimbleby meets ordinary contented Russians as well as protesters, human rights lawyers, journalists and official spokespeople, coming away with a sense, ultimately, that Putin’s popularity is rooted in his strongman image and media-backed levels of suspicion and hostility towards the West unseen since the end of the Cold War. Gerard O’Donovan The Fight for Women’s Bodies BBC Three, from 10.00am Following the landmark vote to legalise abortion in the Republic of Ireland, Ellie Flynn looks back at the issues through the eyes of campaigners on both sides. Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow Channel 4, 8.00pm Here is a visit to the Isle of Wight, where Peter Snow and his team set out to restore an 1864 wooden train carriage that has served as a holiday chalet since it was decommissioned in the Twenties. Before Grenfell: A Hidden History BBC Two, 9.00pm A year since the Grenfell Tower fire, residents of Kensington relate how the London borough has become the most unequal place in Britain, with the gap between rich and poor once again as extreme as in the 1860s when developers first built housing for the rich in Notting Hill next to the worst slum in London. Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts BBC Four, 9.00pm Millions of years have gone into the human body: lots of great evolutionary adaptations but lots of imperfections, too. In a film that’s as entertaining as it is instructive, anatomist Alice Roberts takes on a challenge to design a better body than the one we get at birth. The Fast Fix: Diabetes ITV, 9.00pm Anita Rani presents a new two-part series exploring whether it is possible for people suffering from type 2 diabetes to reverse the condition by adhering to a radical diet. By consuming just 800 calories a day, can they “fast themselves better”? Concludes tomorrow Big Beasts: Last of the Giants Sky One, 9.00pm Biologist Patrick Aryee explores why size matters in the natural world. Beginning in the Americas, he checks out the planet’s largest predator, the sperm whale; comes face to face with a grizzly bear and gets rather too close to an anaconda that’s as long as a bus. GO How to Start an Airline Channel 4, 10.30pm This documentary follows Bangladeshi-British entrepreneur Kazi Shafiqur Rahman as he attempts to break into the fiercely competitive airline industry while also fulfilling the demands of his faith by insisting that the airline must comply with the teachings of Islam. GO Regarding Henry (1991) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 6.50pm Telling the story of a hotshot lawyer (Harrison Ford) who learns to question his values after a head injury, this film formed a companion piece to Wolf (1994), with Jack Nicholson as a publisher who is bitten by a wolf and turns into a boardroom predator. Directed by Mike Nichols, whose Oscar-winning movie The Graduate was a cinematic landmark of the 1960s, it’s a bit of an embarrassment, but interesting nevertheless. Source Code (2011) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Jake Gyllenhaal repeatedly finds himself reliving the last eight minutes in the life of a man on board a train which is about to be destroyed by a bomb as part of an experiment. Meanwhile, scientists Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright are monitoring Gyllenhaal’s exploits. Duncan Jones confirmed the promise of his directing debut Moon with this thrilling whodunit, which also serves as a moving meditation on life. Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★★☆ Syfy, 10.00pm Michael Keaton is an actor of rare versatility (as his triumphant role in Birdman proved). In this cult, Oscar-winning film by Tim Burton, Keaton shines as a con artist ghost called Beetlejuice, who aims to help two other ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to scare the obnoxious new residents out of their old house. But he then falls for lovely goth Lydia (Winona Ryder), the family’s daughter. Thursday 14 June It’s kicking off: Mark Pugatch (centre) leads ITV’s presenting team Credit: ITV FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony ITV, 2.30pm Regardless of how you think Russia got to be awarded the 21st staging of football’s biggest tournament (by corrupt means or otherwise), it’s time to cast those aspersions aside because the Russia 2018 championship is here. But, two hours before a ball is kicked, the opening ceremony marks the official start of the highest prize in football. And as we all know, entertaining opening ceremonies can be a great curtain-raiser for sport events, if they are done well – think the London 2012 Olympics. This one takes place at the 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium, which is the jewel in Russia’s crown of stadiums and will also host the final on July 15. Mark Pougatch presents the live coverage of the ceremony, which is headlined by actor and rapper Will Smith and Nicky Jam, who will perform Live It Up, the official World Cup song, which has received mixed reviews. As well as that, the ceremony will include local performers showing off different aspects of Russian culture, with gymnasts and trampolinists in among the fireworks and performances on display. The matches get under way following the ceremony with the host nation against Saudi Arabia. Clive Morgan Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm While the BBC’s post-Bake Off cookery contest may not have set the world alight, it’s given the judges plenty to get their teeth into. This week, it’s the final, and three challenges stand between the contestants and the title: a summer favourite, their best main course and a pudding. Springwatch 2018 BBC Two, 8.00pm After three weeks of cute animals, Springwatch comes to an end with Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and co reliving this year’s best moments at Sherborne Park Estate. The Trouble with Women with Anne Robinson BBC One, 9.00pm As a journalist and TV presenter, Anne Robinson shattered the glass ceiling as she built her career. She imagined that now, 50 years later, we’d be much closer to achieving equality than we are. With the ongoing discussions about gender pay, Robinson asks women around the UK what’s preventing parity? Inside HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs Channel 5, 9.00pm Wormwood Scrubs has had some infamous inmates: from serial killers Ian Brady and Peter Sutcliffe to rockers Pete Docherty and Keith Richards. This documentary exploring the prison’s history tells the stories of a Soviet spy who escaped from the jail and its best-known inmate, Charles Bronson. CM Missions BBC Four, 10.00pm and 10.20pm The absorbing French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars concludes with its final double header. This week, psychiatrist Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) discovers the reason behind cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s (Arben Bajraktaraj) mission. I Am Evidence Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm Even though Mariska Hargitay spent almost 20 years as crime fighter Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU, nothing prepared her for what she was to learn in real life. In this shocking documentary, Hargitay investigates the flaws in the US justice system that have allowed tens of thousands of rape kits to go untested for years. It’s a tough film to watch at times, especially as it highlights the issue through deeply personal and harrowing, first-person accounts from four women whose attacks are still fresh in their minds decades after the assaults due to a lack of closure. “I felt like my body was a crime scene,” one of the women recalls. CM Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) ★★★☆☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm Will Ferrell fans will need little encouragement to lap up this affectionate send-up of Nascar racing, redneck culture and male bonding. Ferrell pays a Nascar speed-demon who is challenged by a gay, French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen), to see who is the ultimate racer. It’s a full throttle comedy that plays to Ferrell’s strengths. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) ★★★☆☆ Horror Channel, 9.00pm French director Alexandre Aja makes his Hollywood debut with this grim but gripping remake of Wes Craven’s semi-cult horror film about a family battling a brood of mutants in the New Mexico desert. Aja ups the visceral violence, and the characters – including Ted Levine and Kathleen Quinlan as the parents – are sufficiently well-drawn to make the outcome shocking. The Ghost (2010) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor plays a talented ghost writer, who lands a lucrative contract to edit the memoirs of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), the former UK Prime Minister, in this Roman Polanski adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Soon after, Lang is accused of committing a war crime and the Ghost finds himself drawn into a world of dangerous secrets that put his life at risk. This is a deeply unsettling thriller. Friday 15 June One connected flow: Dan Jones on the Grand Union Canal Building Britain’s Canals Channel 5, 8.00pm His tattoos may have a nerdish medieval theme, but historian Dan Jones still seems too hip to be fronting a stuffy-sounding series about Britain’s iconic canals. Jones’s lively style and eye for interesting detail, however, keeps this subject surprisingly fresh, as he begins this three-part run with a look at the Grand Union Canal, the longest stretch of man-made waterway in Britain. It’s a story that reaches back 200 years, when the demands of the Industrial Revolution called for a speedy way to move goods between Birmingham and London, and the country’s engineering super-brains found ingenious means to link seven separate channels into one connected flow. As Jones explains, while the financial benefits were big, construction of the Grand Union was time consuming and dangerous. The 12-year stop-start struggle to complete the technically complex Blisworth Hill tunnel, for example, saw the deaths of up to 60 workers. Unable to compete with the advent of the speedy steam train, the Grand Union itself soon declined too. The canal is now a source of summertime pleasure, so this is a welcome reminder of its once vital purpose. Toby Dantzic Queer Eye Netflix, from today The success of this heart-warming makeover series, which returned to much acclaim earlier this year, was something of a surprise. Netflix then have been quick to capitalise, snappily rolling out another run barely four months later, with the likeable quintet all returning for more lifestyle revamping. Details are so far scant, but the show’s culture guru Karamo Brown has hinted that women and the trans community could be featured. World Cup 2018: Portugal v Spain BBC One, 6.20pm The pick of this week’s World Cup matches happens on day two at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi and comes from Group B. Expect a tense affair as Spain, who suffered the ignominy of failing to make it to the knockout rounds four years ago, take on their bitter rivals Portugal. The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Former footballer Dennis Wise heads the team of celebrity hopefuls, joined by Katie Price, Roman Kemp, Bez and Binky Felstead.Wise struggles with a fiendish skill game, while a number-based challenge sets Felstead’s head spinning. Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Jane McDonald wraps up her Antipodean adventure in New Zealand’s North Island. She rubs noses with a Maori tribe in Napier, explores Rotorua’s dramatic geothermal landscapes and views Auckland’s skyline from a helicopter. Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.40pm This is a final bout of topical treats from veteran impressionist Tracey Ullman. Favourites Angela Merkel and Rupert Murdoch get a look in, alongside more takes on Jeremy Corbyn, Michael Gove and Nanny, the dedicated carer of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Africa: A Journey Into Music BBC Four, 10.00pm Apart from the occasional act on Later… with Jools Holland, world music doesn’t get much airtime on our TVs, so this beguiling series helmed by DJ Rita Ray offers a welcome insight into its traditions. For her final foray, Ray heads to Mali, home to more Grammy award-winning artists than any other African country. From her attempts at a sinuous wedding dance to meeting renowned harp player Toumani Diabaté, Ray’s journey is full of stirring encounters. TD Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive Channel 5, 10.00pm A fitting reminder of Dale Winton’s easy-going charm, this swansong travelogue series resumes after a hiatus with our host in ocean-front Miami. Highlights include a trip to Little Havana, the city’s Cuban quarter, and a look at fashion designer Versace’s opulent former home. TD Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm In a similar but distinct way to Ridley Scott’s masterful original, Blade Runner 2049 mulls one of the meatiest questions around: is surface all that there is, or do life’s currents run deeper than the things we can see, hear and touch? Denis Villeneuve’s film toys with both options, making neither a comfort – and in the process, maps out a provocative blockbuster. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star. Red (2010) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm A starry line-up of actors of pensionable age is the attraction of this light-hearted adaptation of Warren Ellis’s graphic novel, and it’s hard to resist Helen Mirren with a submachine gun. RED stands for “Retired Extremely Dangerous”, which is what the CIA has labelled former agents Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mirren, who team up to find out who has marked them for assassination, and why. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ★★★★★ Channel 4, 11.40pm Soaked in sex, drugs and scandal, Martin Scorsese’s epic is based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent the Nineties illegally amassing a vast personal fortune. With a fantastic performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, this morally bankrupt romp was lauded by audiences and critics alike. Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie co-star. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
Friday 8 June The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Channel 4’s successful reboot of the cult Eighties series continues its golden run of form with another charity special featuring people who, in the words of Maze Master Richard Ayoade, “we have all agreed, for some reason, to call… celebrities”. Ayoade is unstinting in his good-natured jibes, and his targets are equally obliging in laughing them off: this time around, it’s Olympians Kelly Holmes and Greg Rutherford, Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter, YouTube vlogger Alfie Deyes and grime MC Big Narstie. The latter comes in for the roughest ride, and indeed you may not see a more agonising sequence all year than Big Narstie wrestling with Jarhead’s (Adam Buxton) not-enormously taxing riddles, but his utter delight at being involved (“I’m GASSED!”) earns him a pass. The tasks are the usual ingenious grab-bag, honouring the heritage of the series while also advancing it, from the daft (balancing on space hoppers) to the fiendish (blowing a ball around a maze with “directional guffs” from an air pump). For his part, Ayoade once again proves himself the natural heir to Richard O’Brien in surreal wit (pace Ed Tudor-Pole and Stephan Merchant), and the cause, Stand Up 2 Cancer, is unimpeachable. GT Dispatches: After Grenfell Channel 4, 7.30pm In spite of a wealth of promises in the wake of the catastrophic fire in Grenfell Tower, claims abound that too many of the country’s tower blocks remain unsafe. Ed Howker investigates whether expert advice has been heeded and looks at the risks, both existing and newly discovered, for the tower’s residents. GT Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Channel 5’s first-ever Bafta-winning show returns for a trip down under, with former cruise ship singer Jane McDonald exploring Sydney, Tasmania, Dunedin and Christchurch. GT Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.30pm Ullman continues to play to her strengths with her roll call of uncanny impersonations of famous people. Theresa May, Angela Merkle and Nicola Sturgeon are back, along with her bizarrely convincing Michael Gove, while Jacob Rees-Mogg (Liam Hourican) and his Nanny (Ullman) endure yet more humiliation. GT Arctic Monkeys Live at the BBC BBC Two, 11.05pm Alex Turner and his band play selections from their divisive new album, Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino, as well as a few oldies, including A Certain Romance, to reassure their more conservative fans. GT Cloak and Dagger Amazon Prime, from today Marvel’s latest TV offering is this teen series in which Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) discover new, mysteriously connected superpowers. GT Sense8 Netflix, from today The Wachowskis’ kaleidoscopic saga ends with a two-hour episode created after its fans demanded closure when the series was axed. With Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) missing, Capheus (Toby Onwumere) running for office, Sun Bak (Bae Doona) on the run and the mysterious Chairman still at large, there’s no shortage of loose ends. GT The Staircase Netflix, from today This 2004 eight-parter documented the 16-year court battle over the fate of novelist Michael Peterson, accused of pushing his wife down the stairs to her death. Landing on Netflix with new, equally gripping episodes, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s series is both the old and the new Making a Murderer. GT The Way Way Back (2013) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.55pm This coming-of-age story feels like familiar terrain, but it’s agreeably done. Duncan (Liam James) learns about life, love and self-esteem from a gang of water-park employees, including the excellent Sam Rockwell, when forced to go on holiday with his mother (Toni Collette) and her boyfriend (Steve Carrell). The script flows and there’s enough melancholy and edge to the overall comic tone for its charm to prevail. Bend It Like Beckham (2002) ★★★☆☆ ITV, 10.45pm Keira Knightley’s career kicked off with this feelgood football-themed comedy drama from Bhaji on the Beach director Gurinder Chadha. She stars alongside Parminder Nagra as one of two 18-year-old girls who set out to make it as professional footballers, despite their families’ best efforts to stop them. Next of Kin’s Archie Panjabi and Shaznay Lewis (of reunited Nineties girl band All Saints fame) co-star. Platoon (1986) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 11.00pm This is a chance to see a young Charlie Sheen at the start of his turbulent career. The horrors of the Vietnam War are seen through the prism of a fresh-faced college dropout (Sheen) who finds himself in the thick of battle while Willem Dafoe plays his sympathetic sergeant. Director Oliver Stone used his own experiences of serving in the US army during the war to inform this harrowing film that won four Oscars. Saturday 9 June Controversial: the writer and intellectual Germaine Greer is profiled Credit: BBC Germaine Bloody Greer BBC Two, 9.00pm The personal views of Germaine Greer once had a universality and pungency about them that the world so desperately needed. But her recent comments about rape, violence on TV and transpeople, by contrast, resemble self-important trolling: wilfully controversial, dreadfully retrograde and a blight on a considerable legacy. This thrilling profile is a reminder of why she still matters, albeit perhaps more for what she was than what she has become. Novelist Zoë Heller and journalist Rosie Boycott are among those singing her praises, while Greer herself proves as unable as ever to avoid calling out a daft question or savaging a sacred cow. The footage is exciting and superbly mounted by director Clare Beavan. Whether it’s Greer’s early films, her steadfastness in the face of the abuse sent her way after The Female Eunuch was published, and her evisceration of Norman Mailer during a famous 1971 set-to in New York, Greer remains a most rugged individual. “I don’t think Germaine and the word ‘sisterhood’ are natural bedfellows,” reckons Boycott. What about that legacy? “I don’t do regret and I don’t do things that I regret,” Greer concludes. By any standards, a remarkable life. Gabriel Tate Trooping the Colour BBC One, 10.30am Marking the official birthday of the Queen, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards will conduct their annual pageant on Horse Guards Parade, introduced by Huw Edwards and with J J Chalmers offering behind-the-scenes insights. There are highlights at 7.30pm on BBC Two. French Open Tennis: The women’s final ITV, 1.30pm Action on the 14th day at Roland Garros features the women’s singles final in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. Jelena Ostapenko met Simona Halep in last year’s showpiece match, where the Latvian defeated the number three seed 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to become the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam tournament and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933. The men’s final, which was won for a record 10th time by Spaniard Rafael Nadal last year, takes place on Sunday at 1.30pm on ITV. Women’s International One-Day Cricket: England Women v South Africa Women Sky Sports Main Event, 1.30pm It’s the opening one-day international of the three-match series, which takes place at New Road in Worcester. Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor and Lauren Winfield all return to the England squad after missing out on the Indian tour. World Cup-winning duo Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley miss out, however. International Rugby Union: South Africa v England Sky Sports Main Event, 3.00pm This afternoon England will be looking to dispatch the Springboks at a venue Eddie Jones has described as the “spiritual home of rugby”. They’ve not won at Ellis Park in Johannesburg since 1972 – their only triumph at the venue – and their last appearance here was a 36-27 defeat under Stuart Lancaster in 2012. Ellis Park was the setting for the Springboks’ World Cup final victory over New Zealand in 1995 and one of the sport’s finest moments – Nelson Mandela handing Francois Pienaar the Webb Ellis Cup. “It will be hostile but it’s fantastic and I am so excited about it,” says Jones. “In world rugby who do you want to beat? The Springboks at Ellis Park.” Owen Farrell will captain England, while the hugely talented New Zealand-born flanker Brad Shields is expected to play a part for the visitors. The River Wye with Will Millard BBC Two, 5.30pm; Scotland, 2.45pm After deconstructing the exploration documentary in the fascinating and alarming My Year with the Tribe, explorer Will Millard is on slightly surer ground with this new series in which he journeys down the River Wye. He begins his journey with a search for the river’s source on the slopes of Plynlimon, before he has an encounter with an entrepreneurial local sheep farmer. Take Me Out: Over 50s Special ITV, 8.00pm Three “older gentlemen” (I’m sure host Paddy McGuinness will make plenty of gags here) face 30 single “Golden Girls”, including a former nun and an ex-partner of action hero Jason Statham, in this one-off special of the ever-popular dating show. Hidden BBC Four, 9.00pm After Hinterland and Keeping Faith comes the BBC’s latest Welsh language crime thriller. Hidden has a familiar set-up – the discovery of a young girl’s body in a disused quarry tears a small community apart – but Sian Reese-Williams and Sion Alun Davies as DIs Cadi John and Owen Vaughan area leading pair to reckon with, and the atmosphere of unease benefits hugely from the mountainous surroundings. Come Together: the Rise of the Festival Sky Arts, 9.00pm The line-up for this documentary would grace any festival, with Pete Townshend and Noel Gallagher among the interviewees explaining the evolution of the modern music festival from its earliest jazz and blues incarnations in Newport, through the hippy beanfeasts of Monterey and Woodstock to Glastonbury and Coachella. There are also contributions from those who promote and document festivals, including Michael Eavis and D A Pennebaker. GT A Girl’s Guide to TV BBC Two, 10.00pm; not NI Comedian Rachel Parris of The Mash Report presents her typically tongue-in-cheek advice for women looking to get ahead in television. GT Maleficent (2014) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 6.05pm Angelina Jolie stars as the titular Maleficent in Disney’s live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, which follows her from a carefree fairy to Mistress of All Evil, muddling the distinction between hero and villain. Maleficent is happy in a kingdom of peculiar CGI beasts until her heart is broken by Stefan (Sharlto Copley), who inherits the throne. Seeking vengeance, she curses his baby, Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Thor: The Dark World (2013) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 10.35pm This is a follow-up to the popular Norse god/superhero blockbuster. The rather flabby plot is alleviated by Chris Hemsworth’s hearty charisma, which provides frequent relief from Natalie Portman’s bland damsel-in-distress (attempts to beef up her character by making her an astrophysicist are undermined by her constant fainting). Highlights include Thor sliding down The Gherkin skyscraper. Made in Dagenham (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC Two, 11.45pm Industrial action in pursuit of equal pay for women doesn’t sound too thrilling a subject, but Nigel Cole’s (Calendar Girls) film, based around the real-life strike from 1968, turns out to be a rousing crowd-pleaser. Sally Hawkins plays the reluctant ringleader of the workers who sew car seats at Ford’s Dagenham plant; Bob Hoskins is a union rep; Miranda Richardson is wonderful as Labour MP Barbara Castle. Sunday 10 June Smoldering: Aidan Turner returns as the eponymous hero Credit: BBC Poldark BBC One, 9.00pm Not since Daniel Craig emerged from the waves in Casino Royale has there been so much fuss over a pair of wet pecs. Yes, Poldark is back for a fourth series and star Aidan Turner bares his chest for the fans in an opening scene that, if nothing else, suggests that he’s spent a lot of time exercising since the end of series three. This opener finds our swashbuckling hero Ross Poldark (Turner) back in full-on Cornish crusader mode when, following a disturbance in Truro, he locks horns with old enemy George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) over the fate of three good pals accused of riot and murder. Meanwhile, his flame-haired wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) can’t fend off her intimate longings following that illicit clinch in the dunes with poetry-penning aristo Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse) – who, with the announcement of a general election, looks set to be diverted into a career at Westminster. But as Dr Dwight (Luke Norris) is at pains to point out, Armitage has a delicate constitution that might not suit the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics. Could Ross be persuaded to think again about throwing his hat in the ring? Gerard O’Donovan One-Day International Cricket: Scotland v England Sky Sports Main Event, 10.30am Having responded brilliantly to tie the Test series with Pakistan 1-1, England now turn their attention to Scotland, with this ODI at the Grange in Edinburgh. Songs of Praise BBC One, 1.25pm A year on from the Grenfell Tower disaster, Aled Jones presents a commemorative special edition exploring how the local community in North Kensington is coping and recovering. Britain Celebrates Live: 100 Years of Women’s Votes BBC One, 2.00pm Live coverage of today’s public processions through Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Tonight’s Antiques Roadshow, at 8pm, also takes up the theme, devoting its time to items with links to remarkable women. Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix Sky Sports Main Event, 5.30pm After a Monaco Grand Prix that left championship leader Lewis Hamilton, in his words, “cold”, all eyes are on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, where Daniel Riccardio will be aiming to win back-to-back races. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 ITV, 6.30pm Live from Old Trafford, it’s the annual England v World XI charity football match between teams mixing celebrities and professional athletes. This year Robbie Williams’s England is taking on a team of international stars led by Usain Bolt. Other players include Mo Farah, Gordon Ramsay, Olly Murs, and Eric Cantona, and there’s live music from Jessie Ware. Countryfile BBC One, 7.00pm The last of three specials heads for Sandringham in Norfolk, the most private of the Royal retreats. Matt Baker discovers one of the Queen’s less-known interests – racing pigeons – while Ellie Harrison learns more about her love of horses. GO Patrick Melrose Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Benedict Cumberbatch’s brilliantly judged bravura performance has been one of the television highlights of 2018. Tonight, he brings the series to an entertaining and emotionally charged close as Patrick, separated and back in London in 2006, hopes to put the past to rest following his mother’s funeral. Cosby: The Women Speak Sony Crime Channel, 9.00pm Following Bill Cosby’s conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, here’s another opportunity to see the A&E network’s 2015 one-hour special in which the extent of the allegations against the former TV icon for predatory sexual behaviour came to light. Over a dozen of the 50-plus women who accused him of rape and sexual assault going back decades talk of their experiences on screen for the first time, and how statute of limitation laws threatened to deprive them of justice. GO Despicable Me 2 (2013) ★★★☆☆ ITV2, 5.10pm Despicable Me, 2010’s animated supervillain comedy, had a neat enough premise. It’s gone in this sequel, though, as Steve Carell’s bald antihero, Gru, is now a reformed soul, occupied with childcare rather than dastardly plots to steal the moon. Gru’s Minions – those knee-high yellow Tic-Tacs – provide the film’s one inspired idea as they’re injected with mutating serum by the film’s mystery baddy. Hulk (2003) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 6.15pm Ang Lee’s dark and stylised version (a split screen mimics the panels of a comic book page) of the Incredible Hulk’s adventures is one of the best and underrated Marvel adaptations, even if it’s too complex at times. Eric Bana stars as Bruce, a scientist who’s exposed to gamma radiation and becomes a not-so-jolly green giant. This is a rampaging tale with bold special effects. Jennifer Connolly co-stars as his love interest. It (2017) ★★★★☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm Stephen King’s evil clown tale is no laughing matter. First a Warners miniseries in 1990, starring an unforgettable Tim Curry, and now a two-part film version. Here we continue the terrifying tale of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), but jump forward three decades to the summer of 1988, buying into the current vogue for Eighties teen-flick nostalgia. The scary stuff is petrifying when it peaks. Monday 11 June Community spirit: those affected by the fire tell their stories Credit: BBC Grenfell BBC One, 8.30pm Bafta-winning director Ben Anthony’s unmissable documentary about last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy opens with a sea of faces, all of which gain poignant individual focus as the film progresses. The blaze at the 24-storey block of public housing in the London borough of Kensington, which resulted in 72 deaths, left a lasting impression in those featured here as each person tells their unique story about the horrific events and their impact. Survivors who lost their homes, the bereaved, bystanders and police all share their stories, although it’s a surprising omission that the firefighters who witnessed the horrors first hand don’t offer their account. Split screens give multiple perspectives on the same moment, and what starts out as a patchwork of personal experience knits together into a mighty whole, the collective voice of a community broken but defiant. In fact, much of the film focuses on the efforts of those affected to unite in the face of seeming indifference from the local council, who also have their say. As the ongoing inquiry continues, this devastating account offers a damning testament of its own, rife with accusations of injustice and neglect, underpinned by blistering rage and grief. Toby Dantzic Fight Like a Girl BBC One, 7.30pm The ferocious sport of female wrestling comes under the spotlight with this lively film following Scottish fighter Kimberly Benson. She combines a gruelling training regime with her daytime job, as she aims for her first world title in Japan. Long Lost Family: What Happened Next ITV, 9.00pm Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall catch up with families they’ve reunited. Cathie Cutler Evans, who met her half-sister in 2016, has found joy in her extended clan. But for Maureen Charlton, separated from her brother Michael for 40 years, progress been painstaking. Dan Snow’s Norman Walks PBS America, 9.00pm Dan Snow sorts fact from fiction as he investigates the history of Norman Britain in this new series. He starts off on the Sussex coast, where aided by evidence from the Bayeux Tapestry, he pieces together William the Conqueror’s 11th-century coastal invasion. Flowers Channel 4, 10.00pm Will Sharpe’s gloriously dark comedy about a dysfunctional family returns with a double bill, then continues each night this week. A seemingly chipper Maurice (Julian Bennett) and Deborah (Olivia Colman) are on a caravanning holiday, while daughter Amy (Sophia di Martino) has a brash new girlfriend. Storyville: City Of Ghosts BBC Four, 10.30pm There are images of death in Matthew Heineman’s film so harrowing that it’s hard to keep watching, but these are the sights that Heineman’s subject, rebel group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered, face daily. The renegade collective have made it their task to secretly film the atrocities committed by Isil in the Syrian city of Raqqa, and show the rest of the world the reality of the regime. It’s an astonishing act of citizen-led journalism, and the participants’ fear and grief, as well as their sense of purpose, are starkly captured in Heineman’s blunt and brutal chronicle of a city in turmoil. TD Prisons Uncovered: Out Of Control? ITV, 10.45pm; Scotland, 11.05pm; Wales, 11.15pm; not UTV In 2016, HMP Birmingham saw the worst prison riot for 25 years, in which 600 inmates were freed from their cells. This sobering documentary looks at the factors behind the incident and reflects on the prison system. TD Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor stars in this so-so John le Carré adaptation as poetry lecturer Perry Makepeace, who becomes embroiled in negotiations to bring Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), a well-connected Russian oligarch, into the fold of British intelligence. Skarsgård is the standout here, charging into his role with pungency, playing Dima as a bedraggled beast of Moscow’s criminal underworld. The Shining (1980) ★★★★★ TCM, 9.00pm Set in a deserted hotel that’s in the care of writer Jack (Jack Nicholson) and his family for the winter, Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant psycho-horror, based on the novel by Stephen King, is subtly unsettling. But it’s stuffed, too, with unforgettable nerve-jangling shocks, including the moment when the crazed Jack smashes his way through a door with an axe as his wife (Shelley Duvall) cowers in the corner. Teen Wolf (1985) ★★★☆☆ 5STAR, 12.10am Critics howled at this preposterous teenage comedy but audiences loved it, perhaps because it came out shortly after its star Michael J Fox’s finest hour: Back to the Future. The plot – in which Fox’s likeable nerd morphs into a basketball-playing werewolf – is almost as unlikely as the fact that he still looked fresh out of the 11th grade at the ripe old age of 25. An unparalleled analysis of puberty and adolescence. Tuesday 12 June Hitting the books: Tanisha is a pupil at Townley Grammar Credit: BBC Grammar Schools: Who Will Get In? BBC Two, 9.00pm; Scotland & Wales, 11.15pm Jamie Pickup’s series has walked a tightrope with considerable skill, highlighting the inarguable inequities of our educational system that favours a selective approach, while also acknowledging its considerable benefits and observing the situation from the points of view of both pupils and teachers. It concludes with mock GCSE exams approaching and students at Erith School, a secondary modern, and neighbouring institution Townley Grammar, having to assess their suitability for further education. Some, it’s fair to say, are taking it more seriously than others. Townley pupil Tanisha is underperforming and low on confidence, yet keen to raise her game and nurtured by staff aware of her limitations and capabilities. At Erith, meanwhile, Denisa is angling for a place in Townley Sixth Form and seems more than capable of attaining it, but staffing shortages are crippling science classes amid an endless round of supply teachers and stand-ins. “It keeps me awake at night,” says the admirable faculty head Mr Appiah-Gates. It’s a desperately difficult situation and one that reaches an unexpected conclusion, as common ground is found between two unlikely bedfellows. Gabriel Tate The Champions Netflix, from today Created by Mindy Kaling, this new NBC sitcom plays a bachelor gym owner (Anders Holm) off against his gay, estranged son-cum-new flatmate (the brilliant J J Totah). Smartly written and nimbly performed, it’s a solid mainstream hit. Ackley Bridge Channel 4, 8.00pm Matt Evans and Penny Woolcock continue to keep an implausible number of plates spinning as the fizzy pre-watershed drama continues to conduct its handbrake narrative turns. Both Jordan (Samuel Bottomley) and Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) handle cash shortages in an equally desperate manner, and the arrival of Steve’s ex Claire (Kimberly Walsh) puts head teacher Mandy’s (Jo Joyner) nose out of joint. Our Girl BBC One, 9.00pm Georgie (Michelle Keegan) learns an astonishing secret about the local crime boss, before a major rescue operation begins as the flawed but well-meaning military drama continues. Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera ITV, 9.00pm ITV lays down its prime-time weapons as the World Cup looms, as demonstrated by this daft three-part series of incidents filmed at 30,000 feet. These include what an engine explosion feels like to those on board the plane to the impact of volcanic ash and an extraordinarily dramatic landing. Seeing Daylight: the Photography of Dorothy Bohm Sky Arts, 9.00pm Arriving in England in 1939 to escape the Nazis, Dorothy Bohm became a pioneer of street photography and portraiture of deep humanity. This profile examines her life and work. Elvis: the Searcher Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Based on Peter Guralnick’s epochal two-part biography, Thom Zimny’s HBO epic is a treat, focusing as much on Presley the man as Elvis the icon, Part one follows him out of Tupelo, into Sun Records and on to the US army, with part two’s fall, rise and fall again airing Wednesday at 10.00pm. GT Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia BBC One, 10.45pm; NI, 11.10pm; Scot, 11.45pm First shown on BBC Three, this harrowing film follows 29-year-old Liane, seeking treatment for the titular condition which has left her self-worth in tatters. GT Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.50pm Kevin Costner clearly likes a baseball movie – he’s made five of them. In this one he’s an Iowa farmer instructed by a mysterious voice to build a baseball pitch in the middle of a cornfield, which is soon occupied by a gang of ghostly players from the past. Enjoyably dotty, and responsible for the misquote, “If you build it, they will come” – it’s actually “he will come” – the fantasy is elevated by brilliant performances all around. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm The fifth film in the Die Hard franchise takes place in Russia, where our hero, Bruce Willis’s now grizzled John McClane, arrives in Moscow to hunt for his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney). McClane suspects that he may have become a drug dealer, but it transpires he is in fact working undercover for the CIA, and Dad blunders in on him mid-mission. An enjoyable but clunky thriller. The Departed (2006) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Nothing beats watching a great director in his comfort zone. Martin Scorsese’s gangland thriller – the film that finally won him an Oscar – is riveting. The plot revolves around the local police force’s efforts to stamp out Boston crime lord Frank Costello (a magnificently malevolent Jack Nicholson). There are powerhouse performances, too, from Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. Wednesday 13 June From Russia with love: David Dimbleby Credit: BBC Putin’s Russia with David Dimbleby BBC One, 9.00pm, Wales, 11.05pm “In a democracy if you fail to deliver on economic promises, if you surround yourself with cronies and use the law to suppress opposition, you would rightly be thrown out on your ear. But this is Russia, they do things differently here…” So begins David Dimbleby’s thoughtful film in which – as the eyes of the world turn towards Moscow for the 2018 World Cup football tournament – he takes the opportunity to cast an eye over Vladimir Putin’s 18 years as leader and assess the state of Russia today, especially in regard to the West. What he finds is a country in deep economic crisis yet with a people that seem to happily hero-worship Putin and mostly accept a state machine that controls almost every aspect of their lives with the willing assistance of security services, media, military and church. Dimbleby meets ordinary contented Russians as well as protesters, human rights lawyers, journalists and official spokespeople, coming away with a sense, ultimately, that Putin’s popularity is rooted in his strongman image and media-backed levels of suspicion and hostility towards the West unseen since the end of the Cold War. Gerard O’Donovan The Fight for Women’s Bodies BBC Three, from 10.00am Following the landmark vote to legalise abortion in the Republic of Ireland, Ellie Flynn looks back at the issues through the eyes of campaigners on both sides. Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow Channel 4, 8.00pm Here is a visit to the Isle of Wight, where Peter Snow and his team set out to restore an 1864 wooden train carriage that has served as a holiday chalet since it was decommissioned in the Twenties. Before Grenfell: A Hidden History BBC Two, 9.00pm A year since the Grenfell Tower fire, residents of Kensington relate how the London borough has become the most unequal place in Britain, with the gap between rich and poor once again as extreme as in the 1860s when developers first built housing for the rich in Notting Hill next to the worst slum in London. Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts BBC Four, 9.00pm Millions of years have gone into the human body: lots of great evolutionary adaptations but lots of imperfections, too. In a film that’s as entertaining as it is instructive, anatomist Alice Roberts takes on a challenge to design a better body than the one we get at birth. The Fast Fix: Diabetes ITV, 9.00pm Anita Rani presents a new two-part series exploring whether it is possible for people suffering from type 2 diabetes to reverse the condition by adhering to a radical diet. By consuming just 800 calories a day, can they “fast themselves better”? Concludes tomorrow Big Beasts: Last of the Giants Sky One, 9.00pm Biologist Patrick Aryee explores why size matters in the natural world. Beginning in the Americas, he checks out the planet’s largest predator, the sperm whale; comes face to face with a grizzly bear and gets rather too close to an anaconda that’s as long as a bus. GO How to Start an Airline Channel 4, 10.30pm This documentary follows Bangladeshi-British entrepreneur Kazi Shafiqur Rahman as he attempts to break into the fiercely competitive airline industry while also fulfilling the demands of his faith by insisting that the airline must comply with the teachings of Islam. GO Regarding Henry (1991) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 6.50pm Telling the story of a hotshot lawyer (Harrison Ford) who learns to question his values after a head injury, this film formed a companion piece to Wolf (1994), with Jack Nicholson as a publisher who is bitten by a wolf and turns into a boardroom predator. Directed by Mike Nichols, whose Oscar-winning movie The Graduate was a cinematic landmark of the 1960s, it’s a bit of an embarrassment, but interesting nevertheless. Source Code (2011) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Jake Gyllenhaal repeatedly finds himself reliving the last eight minutes in the life of a man on board a train which is about to be destroyed by a bomb as part of an experiment. Meanwhile, scientists Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright are monitoring Gyllenhaal’s exploits. Duncan Jones confirmed the promise of his directing debut Moon with this thrilling whodunit, which also serves as a moving meditation on life. Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★★☆ Syfy, 10.00pm Michael Keaton is an actor of rare versatility (as his triumphant role in Birdman proved). In this cult, Oscar-winning film by Tim Burton, Keaton shines as a con artist ghost called Beetlejuice, who aims to help two other ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to scare the obnoxious new residents out of their old house. But he then falls for lovely goth Lydia (Winona Ryder), the family’s daughter. Thursday 14 June It’s kicking off: Mark Pugatch (centre) leads ITV’s presenting team Credit: ITV FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony ITV, 2.30pm Regardless of how you think Russia got to be awarded the 21st staging of football’s biggest tournament (by corrupt means or otherwise), it’s time to cast those aspersions aside because the Russia 2018 championship is here. But, two hours before a ball is kicked, the opening ceremony marks the official start of the highest prize in football. And as we all know, entertaining opening ceremonies can be a great curtain-raiser for sport events, if they are done well – think the London 2012 Olympics. This one takes place at the 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium, which is the jewel in Russia’s crown of stadiums and will also host the final on July 15. Mark Pougatch presents the live coverage of the ceremony, which is headlined by actor and rapper Will Smith and Nicky Jam, who will perform Live It Up, the official World Cup song, which has received mixed reviews. As well as that, the ceremony will include local performers showing off different aspects of Russian culture, with gymnasts and trampolinists in among the fireworks and performances on display. The matches get under way following the ceremony with the host nation against Saudi Arabia. Clive Morgan Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm While the BBC’s post-Bake Off cookery contest may not have set the world alight, it’s given the judges plenty to get their teeth into. This week, it’s the final, and three challenges stand between the contestants and the title: a summer favourite, their best main course and a pudding. Springwatch 2018 BBC Two, 8.00pm After three weeks of cute animals, Springwatch comes to an end with Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and co reliving this year’s best moments at Sherborne Park Estate. The Trouble with Women with Anne Robinson BBC One, 9.00pm As a journalist and TV presenter, Anne Robinson shattered the glass ceiling as she built her career. She imagined that now, 50 years later, we’d be much closer to achieving equality than we are. With the ongoing discussions about gender pay, Robinson asks women around the UK what’s preventing parity? Inside HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs Channel 5, 9.00pm Wormwood Scrubs has had some infamous inmates: from serial killers Ian Brady and Peter Sutcliffe to rockers Pete Docherty and Keith Richards. This documentary exploring the prison’s history tells the stories of a Soviet spy who escaped from the jail and its best-known inmate, Charles Bronson. CM Missions BBC Four, 10.00pm and 10.20pm The absorbing French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars concludes with its final double header. This week, psychiatrist Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) discovers the reason behind cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s (Arben Bajraktaraj) mission. I Am Evidence Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm Even though Mariska Hargitay spent almost 20 years as crime fighter Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU, nothing prepared her for what she was to learn in real life. In this shocking documentary, Hargitay investigates the flaws in the US justice system that have allowed tens of thousands of rape kits to go untested for years. It’s a tough film to watch at times, especially as it highlights the issue through deeply personal and harrowing, first-person accounts from four women whose attacks are still fresh in their minds decades after the assaults due to a lack of closure. “I felt like my body was a crime scene,” one of the women recalls. CM Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) ★★★☆☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm Will Ferrell fans will need little encouragement to lap up this affectionate send-up of Nascar racing, redneck culture and male bonding. Ferrell pays a Nascar speed-demon who is challenged by a gay, French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen), to see who is the ultimate racer. It’s a full throttle comedy that plays to Ferrell’s strengths. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) ★★★☆☆ Horror Channel, 9.00pm French director Alexandre Aja makes his Hollywood debut with this grim but gripping remake of Wes Craven’s semi-cult horror film about a family battling a brood of mutants in the New Mexico desert. Aja ups the visceral violence, and the characters – including Ted Levine and Kathleen Quinlan as the parents – are sufficiently well-drawn to make the outcome shocking. The Ghost (2010) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor plays a talented ghost writer, who lands a lucrative contract to edit the memoirs of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), the former UK Prime Minister, in this Roman Polanski adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Soon after, Lang is accused of committing a war crime and the Ghost finds himself drawn into a world of dangerous secrets that put his life at risk. This is a deeply unsettling thriller. Friday 15 June One connected flow: Dan Jones on the Grand Union Canal Building Britain’s Canals Channel 5, 8.00pm His tattoos may have a nerdish medieval theme, but historian Dan Jones still seems too hip to be fronting a stuffy-sounding series about Britain’s iconic canals. Jones’s lively style and eye for interesting detail, however, keeps this subject surprisingly fresh, as he begins this three-part run with a look at the Grand Union Canal, the longest stretch of man-made waterway in Britain. It’s a story that reaches back 200 years, when the demands of the Industrial Revolution called for a speedy way to move goods between Birmingham and London, and the country’s engineering super-brains found ingenious means to link seven separate channels into one connected flow. As Jones explains, while the financial benefits were big, construction of the Grand Union was time consuming and dangerous. The 12-year stop-start struggle to complete the technically complex Blisworth Hill tunnel, for example, saw the deaths of up to 60 workers. Unable to compete with the advent of the speedy steam train, the Grand Union itself soon declined too. The canal is now a source of summertime pleasure, so this is a welcome reminder of its once vital purpose. Toby Dantzic Queer Eye Netflix, from today The success of this heart-warming makeover series, which returned to much acclaim earlier this year, was something of a surprise. Netflix then have been quick to capitalise, snappily rolling out another run barely four months later, with the likeable quintet all returning for more lifestyle revamping. Details are so far scant, but the show’s culture guru Karamo Brown has hinted that women and the trans community could be featured. World Cup 2018: Portugal v Spain BBC One, 6.20pm The pick of this week’s World Cup matches happens on day two at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi and comes from Group B. Expect a tense affair as Spain, who suffered the ignominy of failing to make it to the knockout rounds four years ago, take on their bitter rivals Portugal. The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Former footballer Dennis Wise heads the team of celebrity hopefuls, joined by Katie Price, Roman Kemp, Bez and Binky Felstead.Wise struggles with a fiendish skill game, while a number-based challenge sets Felstead’s head spinning. Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Jane McDonald wraps up her Antipodean adventure in New Zealand’s North Island. She rubs noses with a Maori tribe in Napier, explores Rotorua’s dramatic geothermal landscapes and views Auckland’s skyline from a helicopter. Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.40pm This is a final bout of topical treats from veteran impressionist Tracey Ullman. Favourites Angela Merkel and Rupert Murdoch get a look in, alongside more takes on Jeremy Corbyn, Michael Gove and Nanny, the dedicated carer of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Africa: A Journey Into Music BBC Four, 10.00pm Apart from the occasional act on Later… with Jools Holland, world music doesn’t get much airtime on our TVs, so this beguiling series helmed by DJ Rita Ray offers a welcome insight into its traditions. For her final foray, Ray heads to Mali, home to more Grammy award-winning artists than any other African country. From her attempts at a sinuous wedding dance to meeting renowned harp player Toumani Diabaté, Ray’s journey is full of stirring encounters. TD Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive Channel 5, 10.00pm A fitting reminder of Dale Winton’s easy-going charm, this swansong travelogue series resumes after a hiatus with our host in ocean-front Miami. Highlights include a trip to Little Havana, the city’s Cuban quarter, and a look at fashion designer Versace’s opulent former home. TD Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm In a similar but distinct way to Ridley Scott’s masterful original, Blade Runner 2049 mulls one of the meatiest questions around: is surface all that there is, or do life’s currents run deeper than the things we can see, hear and touch? Denis Villeneuve’s film toys with both options, making neither a comfort – and in the process, maps out a provocative blockbuster. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star. Red (2010) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm A starry line-up of actors of pensionable age is the attraction of this light-hearted adaptation of Warren Ellis’s graphic novel, and it’s hard to resist Helen Mirren with a submachine gun. RED stands for “Retired Extremely Dangerous”, which is what the CIA has labelled former agents Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mirren, who team up to find out who has marked them for assassination, and why. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ★★★★★ Channel 4, 11.40pm Soaked in sex, drugs and scandal, Martin Scorsese’s epic is based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent the Nineties illegally amassing a vast personal fortune. With a fantastic performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, this morally bankrupt romp was lauded by audiences and critics alike. Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie co-star. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
What's on TV tonight: The Crystal Maze, Sense8 and Arctic Monkeys Live at the BBC
Friday 8 June The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Channel 4’s successful reboot of the cult Eighties series continues its golden run of form with another charity special featuring people who, in the words of Maze Master Richard Ayoade, “we have all agreed, for some reason, to call… celebrities”. Ayoade is unstinting in his good-natured jibes, and his targets are equally obliging in laughing them off: this time around, it’s Olympians Kelly Holmes and Greg Rutherford, Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter, YouTube vlogger Alfie Deyes and grime MC Big Narstie. The latter comes in for the roughest ride, and indeed you may not see a more agonising sequence all year than Big Narstie wrestling with Jarhead’s (Adam Buxton) not-enormously taxing riddles, but his utter delight at being involved (“I’m GASSED!”) earns him a pass. The tasks are the usual ingenious grab-bag, honouring the heritage of the series while also advancing it, from the daft (balancing on space hoppers) to the fiendish (blowing a ball around a maze with “directional guffs” from an air pump). For his part, Ayoade once again proves himself the natural heir to Richard O’Brien in surreal wit (pace Ed Tudor-Pole and Stephan Merchant), and the cause, Stand Up 2 Cancer, is unimpeachable. GT Dispatches: After Grenfell Channel 4, 7.30pm In spite of a wealth of promises in the wake of the catastrophic fire in Grenfell Tower, claims abound that too many of the country’s tower blocks remain unsafe. Ed Howker investigates whether expert advice has been heeded and looks at the risks, both existing and newly discovered, for the tower’s residents. GT Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Channel 5’s first-ever Bafta-winning show returns for a trip down under, with former cruise ship singer Jane McDonald exploring Sydney, Tasmania, Dunedin and Christchurch. GT Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.30pm Ullman continues to play to her strengths with her roll call of uncanny impersonations of famous people. Theresa May, Angela Merkle and Nicola Sturgeon are back, along with her bizarrely convincing Michael Gove, while Jacob Rees-Mogg (Liam Hourican) and his Nanny (Ullman) endure yet more humiliation. GT Arctic Monkeys Live at the BBC BBC Two, 11.05pm Alex Turner and his band play selections from their divisive new album, Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino, as well as a few oldies, including A Certain Romance, to reassure their more conservative fans. GT Cloak and Dagger Amazon Prime, from today Marvel’s latest TV offering is this teen series in which Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) discover new, mysteriously connected superpowers. GT Sense8 Netflix, from today The Wachowskis’ kaleidoscopic saga ends with a two-hour episode created after its fans demanded closure when the series was axed. With Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) missing, Capheus (Toby Onwumere) running for office, Sun Bak (Bae Doona) on the run and the mysterious Chairman still at large, there’s no shortage of loose ends. GT The Staircase Netflix, from today This 2004 eight-parter documented the 16-year court battle over the fate of novelist Michael Peterson, accused of pushing his wife down the stairs to her death. Landing on Netflix with new, equally gripping episodes, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s series is both the old and the new Making a Murderer. GT The Way Way Back (2013) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.55pm This coming-of-age story feels like familiar terrain, but it’s agreeably done. Duncan (Liam James) learns about life, love and self-esteem from a gang of water-park employees, including the excellent Sam Rockwell, when forced to go on holiday with his mother (Toni Collette) and her boyfriend (Steve Carrell). The script flows and there’s enough melancholy and edge to the overall comic tone for its charm to prevail. Bend It Like Beckham (2002) ★★★☆☆ ITV, 10.45pm Keira Knightley’s career kicked off with this feelgood football-themed comedy drama from Bhaji on the Beach director Gurinder Chadha. She stars alongside Parminder Nagra as one of two 18-year-old girls who set out to make it as professional footballers, despite their families’ best efforts to stop them. Next of Kin’s Archie Panjabi and Shaznay Lewis (of reunited Nineties girl band All Saints fame) co-star. Platoon (1986) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 11.00pm This is a chance to see a young Charlie Sheen at the start of his turbulent career. The horrors of the Vietnam War are seen through the prism of a fresh-faced college dropout (Sheen) who finds himself in the thick of battle while Willem Dafoe plays his sympathetic sergeant. Director Oliver Stone used his own experiences of serving in the US army during the war to inform this harrowing film that won four Oscars. Saturday 9 June Controversial: the writer and intellectual Germaine Greer is profiled Credit: BBC Germaine Bloody Greer BBC Two, 9.00pm The personal views of Germaine Greer once had a universality and pungency about them that the world so desperately needed. But her recent comments about rape, violence on TV and transpeople, by contrast, resemble self-important trolling: wilfully controversial, dreadfully retrograde and a blight on a considerable legacy. This thrilling profile is a reminder of why she still matters, albeit perhaps more for what she was than what she has become. Novelist Zoë Heller and journalist Rosie Boycott are among those singing her praises, while Greer herself proves as unable as ever to avoid calling out a daft question or savaging a sacred cow. The footage is exciting and superbly mounted by director Clare Beavan. Whether it’s Greer’s early films, her steadfastness in the face of the abuse sent her way after The Female Eunuch was published, and her evisceration of Norman Mailer during a famous 1971 set-to in New York, Greer remains a most rugged individual. “I don’t think Germaine and the word ‘sisterhood’ are natural bedfellows,” reckons Boycott. What about that legacy? “I don’t do regret and I don’t do things that I regret,” Greer concludes. By any standards, a remarkable life. Gabriel Tate Trooping the Colour BBC One, 10.30am Marking the official birthday of the Queen, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards will conduct their annual pageant on Horse Guards Parade, introduced by Huw Edwards and with J J Chalmers offering behind-the-scenes insights. There are highlights at 7.30pm on BBC Two. French Open Tennis: The women’s final ITV, 1.30pm Action on the 14th day at Roland Garros features the women’s singles final in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. Jelena Ostapenko met Simona Halep in last year’s showpiece match, where the Latvian defeated the number three seed 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to become the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam tournament and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933. The men’s final, which was won for a record 10th time by Spaniard Rafael Nadal last year, takes place on Sunday at 1.30pm on ITV. Women’s International One-Day Cricket: England Women v South Africa Women Sky Sports Main Event, 1.30pm It’s the opening one-day international of the three-match series, which takes place at New Road in Worcester. Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor and Lauren Winfield all return to the England squad after missing out on the Indian tour. World Cup-winning duo Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley miss out, however. International Rugby Union: South Africa v England Sky Sports Main Event, 3.00pm This afternoon England will be looking to dispatch the Springboks at a venue Eddie Jones has described as the “spiritual home of rugby”. They’ve not won at Ellis Park in Johannesburg since 1972 – their only triumph at the venue – and their last appearance here was a 36-27 defeat under Stuart Lancaster in 2012. Ellis Park was the setting for the Springboks’ World Cup final victory over New Zealand in 1995 and one of the sport’s finest moments – Nelson Mandela handing Francois Pienaar the Webb Ellis Cup. “It will be hostile but it’s fantastic and I am so excited about it,” says Jones. “In world rugby who do you want to beat? The Springboks at Ellis Park.” Owen Farrell will captain England, while the hugely talented New Zealand-born flanker Brad Shields is expected to play a part for the visitors. The River Wye with Will Millard BBC Two, 5.30pm; Scotland, 2.45pm After deconstructing the exploration documentary in the fascinating and alarming My Year with the Tribe, explorer Will Millard is on slightly surer ground with this new series in which he journeys down the River Wye. He begins his journey with a search for the river’s source on the slopes of Plynlimon, before he has an encounter with an entrepreneurial local sheep farmer. Take Me Out: Over 50s Special ITV, 8.00pm Three “older gentlemen” (I’m sure host Paddy McGuinness will make plenty of gags here) face 30 single “Golden Girls”, including a former nun and an ex-partner of action hero Jason Statham, in this one-off special of the ever-popular dating show. Hidden BBC Four, 9.00pm After Hinterland and Keeping Faith comes the BBC’s latest Welsh language crime thriller. Hidden has a familiar set-up – the discovery of a young girl’s body in a disused quarry tears a small community apart – but Sian Reese-Williams and Sion Alun Davies as DIs Cadi John and Owen Vaughan area leading pair to reckon with, and the atmosphere of unease benefits hugely from the mountainous surroundings. Come Together: the Rise of the Festival Sky Arts, 9.00pm The line-up for this documentary would grace any festival, with Pete Townshend and Noel Gallagher among the interviewees explaining the evolution of the modern music festival from its earliest jazz and blues incarnations in Newport, through the hippy beanfeasts of Monterey and Woodstock to Glastonbury and Coachella. There are also contributions from those who promote and document festivals, including Michael Eavis and D A Pennebaker. GT A Girl’s Guide to TV BBC Two, 10.00pm; not NI Comedian Rachel Parris of The Mash Report presents her typically tongue-in-cheek advice for women looking to get ahead in television. GT Maleficent (2014) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 6.05pm Angelina Jolie stars as the titular Maleficent in Disney’s live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, which follows her from a carefree fairy to Mistress of All Evil, muddling the distinction between hero and villain. Maleficent is happy in a kingdom of peculiar CGI beasts until her heart is broken by Stefan (Sharlto Copley), who inherits the throne. Seeking vengeance, she curses his baby, Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Thor: The Dark World (2013) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 10.35pm This is a follow-up to the popular Norse god/superhero blockbuster. The rather flabby plot is alleviated by Chris Hemsworth’s hearty charisma, which provides frequent relief from Natalie Portman’s bland damsel-in-distress (attempts to beef up her character by making her an astrophysicist are undermined by her constant fainting). Highlights include Thor sliding down The Gherkin skyscraper. Made in Dagenham (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC Two, 11.45pm Industrial action in pursuit of equal pay for women doesn’t sound too thrilling a subject, but Nigel Cole’s (Calendar Girls) film, based around the real-life strike from 1968, turns out to be a rousing crowd-pleaser. Sally Hawkins plays the reluctant ringleader of the workers who sew car seats at Ford’s Dagenham plant; Bob Hoskins is a union rep; Miranda Richardson is wonderful as Labour MP Barbara Castle. Sunday 10 June Smoldering: Aidan Turner returns as the eponymous hero Credit: BBC Poldark BBC One, 9.00pm Not since Daniel Craig emerged from the waves in Casino Royale has there been so much fuss over a pair of wet pecs. Yes, Poldark is back for a fourth series and star Aidan Turner bares his chest for the fans in an opening scene that, if nothing else, suggests that he’s spent a lot of time exercising since the end of series three. This opener finds our swashbuckling hero Ross Poldark (Turner) back in full-on Cornish crusader mode when, following a disturbance in Truro, he locks horns with old enemy George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) over the fate of three good pals accused of riot and murder. Meanwhile, his flame-haired wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) can’t fend off her intimate longings following that illicit clinch in the dunes with poetry-penning aristo Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse) – who, with the announcement of a general election, looks set to be diverted into a career at Westminster. But as Dr Dwight (Luke Norris) is at pains to point out, Armitage has a delicate constitution that might not suit the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics. Could Ross be persuaded to think again about throwing his hat in the ring? Gerard O’Donovan One-Day International Cricket: Scotland v England Sky Sports Main Event, 10.30am Having responded brilliantly to tie the Test series with Pakistan 1-1, England now turn their attention to Scotland, with this ODI at the Grange in Edinburgh. Songs of Praise BBC One, 1.25pm A year on from the Grenfell Tower disaster, Aled Jones presents a commemorative special edition exploring how the local community in North Kensington is coping and recovering. Britain Celebrates Live: 100 Years of Women’s Votes BBC One, 2.00pm Live coverage of today’s public processions through Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Tonight’s Antiques Roadshow, at 8pm, also takes up the theme, devoting its time to items with links to remarkable women. Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix Sky Sports Main Event, 5.30pm After a Monaco Grand Prix that left championship leader Lewis Hamilton, in his words, “cold”, all eyes are on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, where Daniel Riccardio will be aiming to win back-to-back races. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 ITV, 6.30pm Live from Old Trafford, it’s the annual England v World XI charity football match between teams mixing celebrities and professional athletes. This year Robbie Williams’s England is taking on a team of international stars led by Usain Bolt. Other players include Mo Farah, Gordon Ramsay, Olly Murs, and Eric Cantona, and there’s live music from Jessie Ware. Countryfile BBC One, 7.00pm The last of three specials heads for Sandringham in Norfolk, the most private of the Royal retreats. Matt Baker discovers one of the Queen’s less-known interests – racing pigeons – while Ellie Harrison learns more about her love of horses. GO Patrick Melrose Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Benedict Cumberbatch’s brilliantly judged bravura performance has been one of the television highlights of 2018. Tonight, he brings the series to an entertaining and emotionally charged close as Patrick, separated and back in London in 2006, hopes to put the past to rest following his mother’s funeral. Cosby: The Women Speak Sony Crime Channel, 9.00pm Following Bill Cosby’s conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, here’s another opportunity to see the A&E network’s 2015 one-hour special in which the extent of the allegations against the former TV icon for predatory sexual behaviour came to light. Over a dozen of the 50-plus women who accused him of rape and sexual assault going back decades talk of their experiences on screen for the first time, and how statute of limitation laws threatened to deprive them of justice. GO Despicable Me 2 (2013) ★★★☆☆ ITV2, 5.10pm Despicable Me, 2010’s animated supervillain comedy, had a neat enough premise. It’s gone in this sequel, though, as Steve Carell’s bald antihero, Gru, is now a reformed soul, occupied with childcare rather than dastardly plots to steal the moon. Gru’s Minions – those knee-high yellow Tic-Tacs – provide the film’s one inspired idea as they’re injected with mutating serum by the film’s mystery baddy. Hulk (2003) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 6.15pm Ang Lee’s dark and stylised version (a split screen mimics the panels of a comic book page) of the Incredible Hulk’s adventures is one of the best and underrated Marvel adaptations, even if it’s too complex at times. Eric Bana stars as Bruce, a scientist who’s exposed to gamma radiation and becomes a not-so-jolly green giant. This is a rampaging tale with bold special effects. Jennifer Connolly co-stars as his love interest. It (2017) ★★★★☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm Stephen King’s evil clown tale is no laughing matter. First a Warners miniseries in 1990, starring an unforgettable Tim Curry, and now a two-part film version. Here we continue the terrifying tale of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), but jump forward three decades to the summer of 1988, buying into the current vogue for Eighties teen-flick nostalgia. The scary stuff is petrifying when it peaks. Monday 11 June Community spirit: those affected by the fire tell their stories Credit: BBC Grenfell BBC One, 8.30pm Bafta-winning director Ben Anthony’s unmissable documentary about last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy opens with a sea of faces, all of which gain poignant individual focus as the film progresses. The blaze at the 24-storey block of public housing in the London borough of Kensington, which resulted in 72 deaths, left a lasting impression in those featured here as each person tells their unique story about the horrific events and their impact. Survivors who lost their homes, the bereaved, bystanders and police all share their stories, although it’s a surprising omission that the firefighters who witnessed the horrors first hand don’t offer their account. Split screens give multiple perspectives on the same moment, and what starts out as a patchwork of personal experience knits together into a mighty whole, the collective voice of a community broken but defiant. In fact, much of the film focuses on the efforts of those affected to unite in the face of seeming indifference from the local council, who also have their say. As the ongoing inquiry continues, this devastating account offers a damning testament of its own, rife with accusations of injustice and neglect, underpinned by blistering rage and grief. Toby Dantzic Fight Like a Girl BBC One, 7.30pm The ferocious sport of female wrestling comes under the spotlight with this lively film following Scottish fighter Kimberly Benson. She combines a gruelling training regime with her daytime job, as she aims for her first world title in Japan. Long Lost Family: What Happened Next ITV, 9.00pm Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall catch up with families they’ve reunited. Cathie Cutler Evans, who met her half-sister in 2016, has found joy in her extended clan. But for Maureen Charlton, separated from her brother Michael for 40 years, progress been painstaking. Dan Snow’s Norman Walks PBS America, 9.00pm Dan Snow sorts fact from fiction as he investigates the history of Norman Britain in this new series. He starts off on the Sussex coast, where aided by evidence from the Bayeux Tapestry, he pieces together William the Conqueror’s 11th-century coastal invasion. Flowers Channel 4, 10.00pm Will Sharpe’s gloriously dark comedy about a dysfunctional family returns with a double bill, then continues each night this week. A seemingly chipper Maurice (Julian Bennett) and Deborah (Olivia Colman) are on a caravanning holiday, while daughter Amy (Sophia di Martino) has a brash new girlfriend. Storyville: City Of Ghosts BBC Four, 10.30pm There are images of death in Matthew Heineman’s film so harrowing that it’s hard to keep watching, but these are the sights that Heineman’s subject, rebel group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered, face daily. The renegade collective have made it their task to secretly film the atrocities committed by Isil in the Syrian city of Raqqa, and show the rest of the world the reality of the regime. It’s an astonishing act of citizen-led journalism, and the participants’ fear and grief, as well as their sense of purpose, are starkly captured in Heineman’s blunt and brutal chronicle of a city in turmoil. TD Prisons Uncovered: Out Of Control? ITV, 10.45pm; Scotland, 11.05pm; Wales, 11.15pm; not UTV In 2016, HMP Birmingham saw the worst prison riot for 25 years, in which 600 inmates were freed from their cells. This sobering documentary looks at the factors behind the incident and reflects on the prison system. TD Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor stars in this so-so John le Carré adaptation as poetry lecturer Perry Makepeace, who becomes embroiled in negotiations to bring Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), a well-connected Russian oligarch, into the fold of British intelligence. Skarsgård is the standout here, charging into his role with pungency, playing Dima as a bedraggled beast of Moscow’s criminal underworld. The Shining (1980) ★★★★★ TCM, 9.00pm Set in a deserted hotel that’s in the care of writer Jack (Jack Nicholson) and his family for the winter, Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant psycho-horror, based on the novel by Stephen King, is subtly unsettling. But it’s stuffed, too, with unforgettable nerve-jangling shocks, including the moment when the crazed Jack smashes his way through a door with an axe as his wife (Shelley Duvall) cowers in the corner. Teen Wolf (1985) ★★★☆☆ 5STAR, 12.10am Critics howled at this preposterous teenage comedy but audiences loved it, perhaps because it came out shortly after its star Michael J Fox’s finest hour: Back to the Future. The plot – in which Fox’s likeable nerd morphs into a basketball-playing werewolf – is almost as unlikely as the fact that he still looked fresh out of the 11th grade at the ripe old age of 25. An unparalleled analysis of puberty and adolescence. Tuesday 12 June Hitting the books: Tanisha is a pupil at Townley Grammar Credit: BBC Grammar Schools: Who Will Get In? BBC Two, 9.00pm; Scotland & Wales, 11.15pm Jamie Pickup’s series has walked a tightrope with considerable skill, highlighting the inarguable inequities of our educational system that favours a selective approach, while also acknowledging its considerable benefits and observing the situation from the points of view of both pupils and teachers. It concludes with mock GCSE exams approaching and students at Erith School, a secondary modern, and neighbouring institution Townley Grammar, having to assess their suitability for further education. Some, it’s fair to say, are taking it more seriously than others. Townley pupil Tanisha is underperforming and low on confidence, yet keen to raise her game and nurtured by staff aware of her limitations and capabilities. At Erith, meanwhile, Denisa is angling for a place in Townley Sixth Form and seems more than capable of attaining it, but staffing shortages are crippling science classes amid an endless round of supply teachers and stand-ins. “It keeps me awake at night,” says the admirable faculty head Mr Appiah-Gates. It’s a desperately difficult situation and one that reaches an unexpected conclusion, as common ground is found between two unlikely bedfellows. Gabriel Tate The Champions Netflix, from today Created by Mindy Kaling, this new NBC sitcom plays a bachelor gym owner (Anders Holm) off against his gay, estranged son-cum-new flatmate (the brilliant J J Totah). Smartly written and nimbly performed, it’s a solid mainstream hit. Ackley Bridge Channel 4, 8.00pm Matt Evans and Penny Woolcock continue to keep an implausible number of plates spinning as the fizzy pre-watershed drama continues to conduct its handbrake narrative turns. Both Jordan (Samuel Bottomley) and Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) handle cash shortages in an equally desperate manner, and the arrival of Steve’s ex Claire (Kimberly Walsh) puts head teacher Mandy’s (Jo Joyner) nose out of joint. Our Girl BBC One, 9.00pm Georgie (Michelle Keegan) learns an astonishing secret about the local crime boss, before a major rescue operation begins as the flawed but well-meaning military drama continues. Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera ITV, 9.00pm ITV lays down its prime-time weapons as the World Cup looms, as demonstrated by this daft three-part series of incidents filmed at 30,000 feet. These include what an engine explosion feels like to those on board the plane to the impact of volcanic ash and an extraordinarily dramatic landing. Seeing Daylight: the Photography of Dorothy Bohm Sky Arts, 9.00pm Arriving in England in 1939 to escape the Nazis, Dorothy Bohm became a pioneer of street photography and portraiture of deep humanity. This profile examines her life and work. Elvis: the Searcher Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Based on Peter Guralnick’s epochal two-part biography, Thom Zimny’s HBO epic is a treat, focusing as much on Presley the man as Elvis the icon, Part one follows him out of Tupelo, into Sun Records and on to the US army, with part two’s fall, rise and fall again airing Wednesday at 10.00pm. GT Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia BBC One, 10.45pm; NI, 11.10pm; Scot, 11.45pm First shown on BBC Three, this harrowing film follows 29-year-old Liane, seeking treatment for the titular condition which has left her self-worth in tatters. GT Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.50pm Kevin Costner clearly likes a baseball movie – he’s made five of them. In this one he’s an Iowa farmer instructed by a mysterious voice to build a baseball pitch in the middle of a cornfield, which is soon occupied by a gang of ghostly players from the past. Enjoyably dotty, and responsible for the misquote, “If you build it, they will come” – it’s actually “he will come” – the fantasy is elevated by brilliant performances all around. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm The fifth film in the Die Hard franchise takes place in Russia, where our hero, Bruce Willis’s now grizzled John McClane, arrives in Moscow to hunt for his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney). McClane suspects that he may have become a drug dealer, but it transpires he is in fact working undercover for the CIA, and Dad blunders in on him mid-mission. An enjoyable but clunky thriller. The Departed (2006) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Nothing beats watching a great director in his comfort zone. Martin Scorsese’s gangland thriller – the film that finally won him an Oscar – is riveting. The plot revolves around the local police force’s efforts to stamp out Boston crime lord Frank Costello (a magnificently malevolent Jack Nicholson). There are powerhouse performances, too, from Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. Wednesday 13 June From Russia with love: David Dimbleby Credit: BBC Putin’s Russia with David Dimbleby BBC One, 9.00pm, Wales, 11.05pm “In a democracy if you fail to deliver on economic promises, if you surround yourself with cronies and use the law to suppress opposition, you would rightly be thrown out on your ear. But this is Russia, they do things differently here…” So begins David Dimbleby’s thoughtful film in which – as the eyes of the world turn towards Moscow for the 2018 World Cup football tournament – he takes the opportunity to cast an eye over Vladimir Putin’s 18 years as leader and assess the state of Russia today, especially in regard to the West. What he finds is a country in deep economic crisis yet with a people that seem to happily hero-worship Putin and mostly accept a state machine that controls almost every aspect of their lives with the willing assistance of security services, media, military and church. Dimbleby meets ordinary contented Russians as well as protesters, human rights lawyers, journalists and official spokespeople, coming away with a sense, ultimately, that Putin’s popularity is rooted in his strongman image and media-backed levels of suspicion and hostility towards the West unseen since the end of the Cold War. Gerard O’Donovan The Fight for Women’s Bodies BBC Three, from 10.00am Following the landmark vote to legalise abortion in the Republic of Ireland, Ellie Flynn looks back at the issues through the eyes of campaigners on both sides. Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow Channel 4, 8.00pm Here is a visit to the Isle of Wight, where Peter Snow and his team set out to restore an 1864 wooden train carriage that has served as a holiday chalet since it was decommissioned in the Twenties. Before Grenfell: A Hidden History BBC Two, 9.00pm A year since the Grenfell Tower fire, residents of Kensington relate how the London borough has become the most unequal place in Britain, with the gap between rich and poor once again as extreme as in the 1860s when developers first built housing for the rich in Notting Hill next to the worst slum in London. Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts BBC Four, 9.00pm Millions of years have gone into the human body: lots of great evolutionary adaptations but lots of imperfections, too. In a film that’s as entertaining as it is instructive, anatomist Alice Roberts takes on a challenge to design a better body than the one we get at birth. The Fast Fix: Diabetes ITV, 9.00pm Anita Rani presents a new two-part series exploring whether it is possible for people suffering from type 2 diabetes to reverse the condition by adhering to a radical diet. By consuming just 800 calories a day, can they “fast themselves better”? Concludes tomorrow Big Beasts: Last of the Giants Sky One, 9.00pm Biologist Patrick Aryee explores why size matters in the natural world. Beginning in the Americas, he checks out the planet’s largest predator, the sperm whale; comes face to face with a grizzly bear and gets rather too close to an anaconda that’s as long as a bus. GO How to Start an Airline Channel 4, 10.30pm This documentary follows Bangladeshi-British entrepreneur Kazi Shafiqur Rahman as he attempts to break into the fiercely competitive airline industry while also fulfilling the demands of his faith by insisting that the airline must comply with the teachings of Islam. GO Regarding Henry (1991) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 6.50pm Telling the story of a hotshot lawyer (Harrison Ford) who learns to question his values after a head injury, this film formed a companion piece to Wolf (1994), with Jack Nicholson as a publisher who is bitten by a wolf and turns into a boardroom predator. Directed by Mike Nichols, whose Oscar-winning movie The Graduate was a cinematic landmark of the 1960s, it’s a bit of an embarrassment, but interesting nevertheless. Source Code (2011) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Jake Gyllenhaal repeatedly finds himself reliving the last eight minutes in the life of a man on board a train which is about to be destroyed by a bomb as part of an experiment. Meanwhile, scientists Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright are monitoring Gyllenhaal’s exploits. Duncan Jones confirmed the promise of his directing debut Moon with this thrilling whodunit, which also serves as a moving meditation on life. Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★★☆ Syfy, 10.00pm Michael Keaton is an actor of rare versatility (as his triumphant role in Birdman proved). In this cult, Oscar-winning film by Tim Burton, Keaton shines as a con artist ghost called Beetlejuice, who aims to help two other ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to scare the obnoxious new residents out of their old house. But he then falls for lovely goth Lydia (Winona Ryder), the family’s daughter. Thursday 14 June It’s kicking off: Mark Pugatch (centre) leads ITV’s presenting team Credit: ITV FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony ITV, 2.30pm Regardless of how you think Russia got to be awarded the 21st staging of football’s biggest tournament (by corrupt means or otherwise), it’s time to cast those aspersions aside because the Russia 2018 championship is here. But, two hours before a ball is kicked, the opening ceremony marks the official start of the highest prize in football. And as we all know, entertaining opening ceremonies can be a great curtain-raiser for sport events, if they are done well – think the London 2012 Olympics. This one takes place at the 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium, which is the jewel in Russia’s crown of stadiums and will also host the final on July 15. Mark Pougatch presents the live coverage of the ceremony, which is headlined by actor and rapper Will Smith and Nicky Jam, who will perform Live It Up, the official World Cup song, which has received mixed reviews. As well as that, the ceremony will include local performers showing off different aspects of Russian culture, with gymnasts and trampolinists in among the fireworks and performances on display. The matches get under way following the ceremony with the host nation against Saudi Arabia. Clive Morgan Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm While the BBC’s post-Bake Off cookery contest may not have set the world alight, it’s given the judges plenty to get their teeth into. This week, it’s the final, and three challenges stand between the contestants and the title: a summer favourite, their best main course and a pudding. Springwatch 2018 BBC Two, 8.00pm After three weeks of cute animals, Springwatch comes to an end with Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and co reliving this year’s best moments at Sherborne Park Estate. The Trouble with Women with Anne Robinson BBC One, 9.00pm As a journalist and TV presenter, Anne Robinson shattered the glass ceiling as she built her career. She imagined that now, 50 years later, we’d be much closer to achieving equality than we are. With the ongoing discussions about gender pay, Robinson asks women around the UK what’s preventing parity? Inside HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs Channel 5, 9.00pm Wormwood Scrubs has had some infamous inmates: from serial killers Ian Brady and Peter Sutcliffe to rockers Pete Docherty and Keith Richards. This documentary exploring the prison’s history tells the stories of a Soviet spy who escaped from the jail and its best-known inmate, Charles Bronson. CM Missions BBC Four, 10.00pm and 10.20pm The absorbing French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars concludes with its final double header. This week, psychiatrist Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) discovers the reason behind cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s (Arben Bajraktaraj) mission. I Am Evidence Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm Even though Mariska Hargitay spent almost 20 years as crime fighter Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU, nothing prepared her for what she was to learn in real life. In this shocking documentary, Hargitay investigates the flaws in the US justice system that have allowed tens of thousands of rape kits to go untested for years. It’s a tough film to watch at times, especially as it highlights the issue through deeply personal and harrowing, first-person accounts from four women whose attacks are still fresh in their minds decades after the assaults due to a lack of closure. “I felt like my body was a crime scene,” one of the women recalls. CM Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) ★★★☆☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm Will Ferrell fans will need little encouragement to lap up this affectionate send-up of Nascar racing, redneck culture and male bonding. Ferrell pays a Nascar speed-demon who is challenged by a gay, French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen), to see who is the ultimate racer. It’s a full throttle comedy that plays to Ferrell’s strengths. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) ★★★☆☆ Horror Channel, 9.00pm French director Alexandre Aja makes his Hollywood debut with this grim but gripping remake of Wes Craven’s semi-cult horror film about a family battling a brood of mutants in the New Mexico desert. Aja ups the visceral violence, and the characters – including Ted Levine and Kathleen Quinlan as the parents – are sufficiently well-drawn to make the outcome shocking. The Ghost (2010) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor plays a talented ghost writer, who lands a lucrative contract to edit the memoirs of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), the former UK Prime Minister, in this Roman Polanski adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Soon after, Lang is accused of committing a war crime and the Ghost finds himself drawn into a world of dangerous secrets that put his life at risk. This is a deeply unsettling thriller. Friday 15 June One connected flow: Dan Jones on the Grand Union Canal Building Britain’s Canals Channel 5, 8.00pm His tattoos may have a nerdish medieval theme, but historian Dan Jones still seems too hip to be fronting a stuffy-sounding series about Britain’s iconic canals. Jones’s lively style and eye for interesting detail, however, keeps this subject surprisingly fresh, as he begins this three-part run with a look at the Grand Union Canal, the longest stretch of man-made waterway in Britain. It’s a story that reaches back 200 years, when the demands of the Industrial Revolution called for a speedy way to move goods between Birmingham and London, and the country’s engineering super-brains found ingenious means to link seven separate channels into one connected flow. As Jones explains, while the financial benefits were big, construction of the Grand Union was time consuming and dangerous. The 12-year stop-start struggle to complete the technically complex Blisworth Hill tunnel, for example, saw the deaths of up to 60 workers. Unable to compete with the advent of the speedy steam train, the Grand Union itself soon declined too. The canal is now a source of summertime pleasure, so this is a welcome reminder of its once vital purpose. Toby Dantzic Queer Eye Netflix, from today The success of this heart-warming makeover series, which returned to much acclaim earlier this year, was something of a surprise. Netflix then have been quick to capitalise, snappily rolling out another run barely four months later, with the likeable quintet all returning for more lifestyle revamping. Details are so far scant, but the show’s culture guru Karamo Brown has hinted that women and the trans community could be featured. World Cup 2018: Portugal v Spain BBC One, 6.20pm The pick of this week’s World Cup matches happens on day two at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi and comes from Group B. Expect a tense affair as Spain, who suffered the ignominy of failing to make it to the knockout rounds four years ago, take on their bitter rivals Portugal. The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Former footballer Dennis Wise heads the team of celebrity hopefuls, joined by Katie Price, Roman Kemp, Bez and Binky Felstead.Wise struggles with a fiendish skill game, while a number-based challenge sets Felstead’s head spinning. Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Jane McDonald wraps up her Antipodean adventure in New Zealand’s North Island. She rubs noses with a Maori tribe in Napier, explores Rotorua’s dramatic geothermal landscapes and views Auckland’s skyline from a helicopter. Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.40pm This is a final bout of topical treats from veteran impressionist Tracey Ullman. Favourites Angela Merkel and Rupert Murdoch get a look in, alongside more takes on Jeremy Corbyn, Michael Gove and Nanny, the dedicated carer of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Africa: A Journey Into Music BBC Four, 10.00pm Apart from the occasional act on Later… with Jools Holland, world music doesn’t get much airtime on our TVs, so this beguiling series helmed by DJ Rita Ray offers a welcome insight into its traditions. For her final foray, Ray heads to Mali, home to more Grammy award-winning artists than any other African country. From her attempts at a sinuous wedding dance to meeting renowned harp player Toumani Diabaté, Ray’s journey is full of stirring encounters. TD Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive Channel 5, 10.00pm A fitting reminder of Dale Winton’s easy-going charm, this swansong travelogue series resumes after a hiatus with our host in ocean-front Miami. Highlights include a trip to Little Havana, the city’s Cuban quarter, and a look at fashion designer Versace’s opulent former home. TD Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm In a similar but distinct way to Ridley Scott’s masterful original, Blade Runner 2049 mulls one of the meatiest questions around: is surface all that there is, or do life’s currents run deeper than the things we can see, hear and touch? Denis Villeneuve’s film toys with both options, making neither a comfort – and in the process, maps out a provocative blockbuster. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star. Red (2010) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm A starry line-up of actors of pensionable age is the attraction of this light-hearted adaptation of Warren Ellis’s graphic novel, and it’s hard to resist Helen Mirren with a submachine gun. RED stands for “Retired Extremely Dangerous”, which is what the CIA has labelled former agents Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mirren, who team up to find out who has marked them for assassination, and why. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ★★★★★ Channel 4, 11.40pm Soaked in sex, drugs and scandal, Martin Scorsese’s epic is based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent the Nineties illegally amassing a vast personal fortune. With a fantastic performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, this morally bankrupt romp was lauded by audiences and critics alike. Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie co-star. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
Friday 8 June The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Channel 4’s successful reboot of the cult Eighties series continues its golden run of form with another charity special featuring people who, in the words of Maze Master Richard Ayoade, “we have all agreed, for some reason, to call… celebrities”. Ayoade is unstinting in his good-natured jibes, and his targets are equally obliging in laughing them off: this time around, it’s Olympians Kelly Holmes and Greg Rutherford, Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter, YouTube vlogger Alfie Deyes and grime MC Big Narstie. The latter comes in for the roughest ride, and indeed you may not see a more agonising sequence all year than Big Narstie wrestling with Jarhead’s (Adam Buxton) not-enormously taxing riddles, but his utter delight at being involved (“I’m GASSED!”) earns him a pass. The tasks are the usual ingenious grab-bag, honouring the heritage of the series while also advancing it, from the daft (balancing on space hoppers) to the fiendish (blowing a ball around a maze with “directional guffs” from an air pump). For his part, Ayoade once again proves himself the natural heir to Richard O’Brien in surreal wit (pace Ed Tudor-Pole and Stephan Merchant), and the cause, Stand Up 2 Cancer, is unimpeachable. GT Dispatches: After Grenfell Channel 4, 7.30pm In spite of a wealth of promises in the wake of the catastrophic fire in Grenfell Tower, claims abound that too many of the country’s tower blocks remain unsafe. Ed Howker investigates whether expert advice has been heeded and looks at the risks, both existing and newly discovered, for the tower’s residents. GT Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Channel 5’s first-ever Bafta-winning show returns for a trip down under, with former cruise ship singer Jane McDonald exploring Sydney, Tasmania, Dunedin and Christchurch. GT Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.30pm Ullman continues to play to her strengths with her roll call of uncanny impersonations of famous people. Theresa May, Angela Merkle and Nicola Sturgeon are back, along with her bizarrely convincing Michael Gove, while Jacob Rees-Mogg (Liam Hourican) and his Nanny (Ullman) endure yet more humiliation. GT Arctic Monkeys Live at the BBC BBC Two, 11.05pm Alex Turner and his band play selections from their divisive new album, Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino, as well as a few oldies, including A Certain Romance, to reassure their more conservative fans. GT Cloak and Dagger Amazon Prime, from today Marvel’s latest TV offering is this teen series in which Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) discover new, mysteriously connected superpowers. GT Sense8 Netflix, from today The Wachowskis’ kaleidoscopic saga ends with a two-hour episode created after its fans demanded closure when the series was axed. With Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) missing, Capheus (Toby Onwumere) running for office, Sun Bak (Bae Doona) on the run and the mysterious Chairman still at large, there’s no shortage of loose ends. GT The Staircase Netflix, from today This 2004 eight-parter documented the 16-year court battle over the fate of novelist Michael Peterson, accused of pushing his wife down the stairs to her death. Landing on Netflix with new, equally gripping episodes, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s series is both the old and the new Making a Murderer. GT The Way Way Back (2013) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.55pm This coming-of-age story feels like familiar terrain, but it’s agreeably done. Duncan (Liam James) learns about life, love and self-esteem from a gang of water-park employees, including the excellent Sam Rockwell, when forced to go on holiday with his mother (Toni Collette) and her boyfriend (Steve Carrell). The script flows and there’s enough melancholy and edge to the overall comic tone for its charm to prevail. Bend It Like Beckham (2002) ★★★☆☆ ITV, 10.45pm Keira Knightley’s career kicked off with this feelgood football-themed comedy drama from Bhaji on the Beach director Gurinder Chadha. She stars alongside Parminder Nagra as one of two 18-year-old girls who set out to make it as professional footballers, despite their families’ best efforts to stop them. Next of Kin’s Archie Panjabi and Shaznay Lewis (of reunited Nineties girl band All Saints fame) co-star. Platoon (1986) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 11.00pm This is a chance to see a young Charlie Sheen at the start of his turbulent career. The horrors of the Vietnam War are seen through the prism of a fresh-faced college dropout (Sheen) who finds himself in the thick of battle while Willem Dafoe plays his sympathetic sergeant. Director Oliver Stone used his own experiences of serving in the US army during the war to inform this harrowing film that won four Oscars. Saturday 9 June Controversial: the writer and intellectual Germaine Greer is profiled Credit: BBC Germaine Bloody Greer BBC Two, 9.00pm The personal views of Germaine Greer once had a universality and pungency about them that the world so desperately needed. But her recent comments about rape, violence on TV and transpeople, by contrast, resemble self-important trolling: wilfully controversial, dreadfully retrograde and a blight on a considerable legacy. This thrilling profile is a reminder of why she still matters, albeit perhaps more for what she was than what she has become. Novelist Zoë Heller and journalist Rosie Boycott are among those singing her praises, while Greer herself proves as unable as ever to avoid calling out a daft question or savaging a sacred cow. The footage is exciting and superbly mounted by director Clare Beavan. Whether it’s Greer’s early films, her steadfastness in the face of the abuse sent her way after The Female Eunuch was published, and her evisceration of Norman Mailer during a famous 1971 set-to in New York, Greer remains a most rugged individual. “I don’t think Germaine and the word ‘sisterhood’ are natural bedfellows,” reckons Boycott. What about that legacy? “I don’t do regret and I don’t do things that I regret,” Greer concludes. By any standards, a remarkable life. Gabriel Tate Trooping the Colour BBC One, 10.30am Marking the official birthday of the Queen, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards will conduct their annual pageant on Horse Guards Parade, introduced by Huw Edwards and with J J Chalmers offering behind-the-scenes insights. There are highlights at 7.30pm on BBC Two. French Open Tennis: The women’s final ITV, 1.30pm Action on the 14th day at Roland Garros features the women’s singles final in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. Jelena Ostapenko met Simona Halep in last year’s showpiece match, where the Latvian defeated the number three seed 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to become the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam tournament and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933. The men’s final, which was won for a record 10th time by Spaniard Rafael Nadal last year, takes place on Sunday at 1.30pm on ITV. Women’s International One-Day Cricket: England Women v South Africa Women Sky Sports Main Event, 1.30pm It’s the opening one-day international of the three-match series, which takes place at New Road in Worcester. Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor and Lauren Winfield all return to the England squad after missing out on the Indian tour. World Cup-winning duo Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley miss out, however. International Rugby Union: South Africa v England Sky Sports Main Event, 3.00pm This afternoon England will be looking to dispatch the Springboks at a venue Eddie Jones has described as the “spiritual home of rugby”. They’ve not won at Ellis Park in Johannesburg since 1972 – their only triumph at the venue – and their last appearance here was a 36-27 defeat under Stuart Lancaster in 2012. Ellis Park was the setting for the Springboks’ World Cup final victory over New Zealand in 1995 and one of the sport’s finest moments – Nelson Mandela handing Francois Pienaar the Webb Ellis Cup. “It will be hostile but it’s fantastic and I am so excited about it,” says Jones. “In world rugby who do you want to beat? The Springboks at Ellis Park.” Owen Farrell will captain England, while the hugely talented New Zealand-born flanker Brad Shields is expected to play a part for the visitors. The River Wye with Will Millard BBC Two, 5.30pm; Scotland, 2.45pm After deconstructing the exploration documentary in the fascinating and alarming My Year with the Tribe, explorer Will Millard is on slightly surer ground with this new series in which he journeys down the River Wye. He begins his journey with a search for the river’s source on the slopes of Plynlimon, before he has an encounter with an entrepreneurial local sheep farmer. Take Me Out: Over 50s Special ITV, 8.00pm Three “older gentlemen” (I’m sure host Paddy McGuinness will make plenty of gags here) face 30 single “Golden Girls”, including a former nun and an ex-partner of action hero Jason Statham, in this one-off special of the ever-popular dating show. Hidden BBC Four, 9.00pm After Hinterland and Keeping Faith comes the BBC’s latest Welsh language crime thriller. Hidden has a familiar set-up – the discovery of a young girl’s body in a disused quarry tears a small community apart – but Sian Reese-Williams and Sion Alun Davies as DIs Cadi John and Owen Vaughan area leading pair to reckon with, and the atmosphere of unease benefits hugely from the mountainous surroundings. Come Together: the Rise of the Festival Sky Arts, 9.00pm The line-up for this documentary would grace any festival, with Pete Townshend and Noel Gallagher among the interviewees explaining the evolution of the modern music festival from its earliest jazz and blues incarnations in Newport, through the hippy beanfeasts of Monterey and Woodstock to Glastonbury and Coachella. There are also contributions from those who promote and document festivals, including Michael Eavis and D A Pennebaker. GT A Girl’s Guide to TV BBC Two, 10.00pm; not NI Comedian Rachel Parris of The Mash Report presents her typically tongue-in-cheek advice for women looking to get ahead in television. GT Maleficent (2014) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 6.05pm Angelina Jolie stars as the titular Maleficent in Disney’s live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, which follows her from a carefree fairy to Mistress of All Evil, muddling the distinction between hero and villain. Maleficent is happy in a kingdom of peculiar CGI beasts until her heart is broken by Stefan (Sharlto Copley), who inherits the throne. Seeking vengeance, she curses his baby, Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Thor: The Dark World (2013) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 10.35pm This is a follow-up to the popular Norse god/superhero blockbuster. The rather flabby plot is alleviated by Chris Hemsworth’s hearty charisma, which provides frequent relief from Natalie Portman’s bland damsel-in-distress (attempts to beef up her character by making her an astrophysicist are undermined by her constant fainting). Highlights include Thor sliding down The Gherkin skyscraper. Made in Dagenham (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC Two, 11.45pm Industrial action in pursuit of equal pay for women doesn’t sound too thrilling a subject, but Nigel Cole’s (Calendar Girls) film, based around the real-life strike from 1968, turns out to be a rousing crowd-pleaser. Sally Hawkins plays the reluctant ringleader of the workers who sew car seats at Ford’s Dagenham plant; Bob Hoskins is a union rep; Miranda Richardson is wonderful as Labour MP Barbara Castle. Sunday 10 June Smoldering: Aidan Turner returns as the eponymous hero Credit: BBC Poldark BBC One, 9.00pm Not since Daniel Craig emerged from the waves in Casino Royale has there been so much fuss over a pair of wet pecs. Yes, Poldark is back for a fourth series and star Aidan Turner bares his chest for the fans in an opening scene that, if nothing else, suggests that he’s spent a lot of time exercising since the end of series three. This opener finds our swashbuckling hero Ross Poldark (Turner) back in full-on Cornish crusader mode when, following a disturbance in Truro, he locks horns with old enemy George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) over the fate of three good pals accused of riot and murder. Meanwhile, his flame-haired wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) can’t fend off her intimate longings following that illicit clinch in the dunes with poetry-penning aristo Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse) – who, with the announcement of a general election, looks set to be diverted into a career at Westminster. But as Dr Dwight (Luke Norris) is at pains to point out, Armitage has a delicate constitution that might not suit the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics. Could Ross be persuaded to think again about throwing his hat in the ring? Gerard O’Donovan One-Day International Cricket: Scotland v England Sky Sports Main Event, 10.30am Having responded brilliantly to tie the Test series with Pakistan 1-1, England now turn their attention to Scotland, with this ODI at the Grange in Edinburgh. Songs of Praise BBC One, 1.25pm A year on from the Grenfell Tower disaster, Aled Jones presents a commemorative special edition exploring how the local community in North Kensington is coping and recovering. Britain Celebrates Live: 100 Years of Women’s Votes BBC One, 2.00pm Live coverage of today’s public processions through Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Tonight’s Antiques Roadshow, at 8pm, also takes up the theme, devoting its time to items with links to remarkable women. Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix Sky Sports Main Event, 5.30pm After a Monaco Grand Prix that left championship leader Lewis Hamilton, in his words, “cold”, all eyes are on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, where Daniel Riccardio will be aiming to win back-to-back races. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 ITV, 6.30pm Live from Old Trafford, it’s the annual England v World XI charity football match between teams mixing celebrities and professional athletes. This year Robbie Williams’s England is taking on a team of international stars led by Usain Bolt. Other players include Mo Farah, Gordon Ramsay, Olly Murs, and Eric Cantona, and there’s live music from Jessie Ware. Countryfile BBC One, 7.00pm The last of three specials heads for Sandringham in Norfolk, the most private of the Royal retreats. Matt Baker discovers one of the Queen’s less-known interests – racing pigeons – while Ellie Harrison learns more about her love of horses. GO Patrick Melrose Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Benedict Cumberbatch’s brilliantly judged bravura performance has been one of the television highlights of 2018. Tonight, he brings the series to an entertaining and emotionally charged close as Patrick, separated and back in London in 2006, hopes to put the past to rest following his mother’s funeral. Cosby: The Women Speak Sony Crime Channel, 9.00pm Following Bill Cosby’s conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, here’s another opportunity to see the A&E network’s 2015 one-hour special in which the extent of the allegations against the former TV icon for predatory sexual behaviour came to light. Over a dozen of the 50-plus women who accused him of rape and sexual assault going back decades talk of their experiences on screen for the first time, and how statute of limitation laws threatened to deprive them of justice. GO Despicable Me 2 (2013) ★★★☆☆ ITV2, 5.10pm Despicable Me, 2010’s animated supervillain comedy, had a neat enough premise. It’s gone in this sequel, though, as Steve Carell’s bald antihero, Gru, is now a reformed soul, occupied with childcare rather than dastardly plots to steal the moon. Gru’s Minions – those knee-high yellow Tic-Tacs – provide the film’s one inspired idea as they’re injected with mutating serum by the film’s mystery baddy. Hulk (2003) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 6.15pm Ang Lee’s dark and stylised version (a split screen mimics the panels of a comic book page) of the Incredible Hulk’s adventures is one of the best and underrated Marvel adaptations, even if it’s too complex at times. Eric Bana stars as Bruce, a scientist who’s exposed to gamma radiation and becomes a not-so-jolly green giant. This is a rampaging tale with bold special effects. Jennifer Connolly co-stars as his love interest. It (2017) ★★★★☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm Stephen King’s evil clown tale is no laughing matter. First a Warners miniseries in 1990, starring an unforgettable Tim Curry, and now a two-part film version. Here we continue the terrifying tale of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), but jump forward three decades to the summer of 1988, buying into the current vogue for Eighties teen-flick nostalgia. The scary stuff is petrifying when it peaks. Monday 11 June Community spirit: those affected by the fire tell their stories Credit: BBC Grenfell BBC One, 8.30pm Bafta-winning director Ben Anthony’s unmissable documentary about last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy opens with a sea of faces, all of which gain poignant individual focus as the film progresses. The blaze at the 24-storey block of public housing in the London borough of Kensington, which resulted in 72 deaths, left a lasting impression in those featured here as each person tells their unique story about the horrific events and their impact. Survivors who lost their homes, the bereaved, bystanders and police all share their stories, although it’s a surprising omission that the firefighters who witnessed the horrors first hand don’t offer their account. Split screens give multiple perspectives on the same moment, and what starts out as a patchwork of personal experience knits together into a mighty whole, the collective voice of a community broken but defiant. In fact, much of the film focuses on the efforts of those affected to unite in the face of seeming indifference from the local council, who also have their say. As the ongoing inquiry continues, this devastating account offers a damning testament of its own, rife with accusations of injustice and neglect, underpinned by blistering rage and grief. Toby Dantzic Fight Like a Girl BBC One, 7.30pm The ferocious sport of female wrestling comes under the spotlight with this lively film following Scottish fighter Kimberly Benson. She combines a gruelling training regime with her daytime job, as she aims for her first world title in Japan. Long Lost Family: What Happened Next ITV, 9.00pm Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall catch up with families they’ve reunited. Cathie Cutler Evans, who met her half-sister in 2016, has found joy in her extended clan. But for Maureen Charlton, separated from her brother Michael for 40 years, progress been painstaking. Dan Snow’s Norman Walks PBS America, 9.00pm Dan Snow sorts fact from fiction as he investigates the history of Norman Britain in this new series. He starts off on the Sussex coast, where aided by evidence from the Bayeux Tapestry, he pieces together William the Conqueror’s 11th-century coastal invasion. Flowers Channel 4, 10.00pm Will Sharpe’s gloriously dark comedy about a dysfunctional family returns with a double bill, then continues each night this week. A seemingly chipper Maurice (Julian Bennett) and Deborah (Olivia Colman) are on a caravanning holiday, while daughter Amy (Sophia di Martino) has a brash new girlfriend. Storyville: City Of Ghosts BBC Four, 10.30pm There are images of death in Matthew Heineman’s film so harrowing that it’s hard to keep watching, but these are the sights that Heineman’s subject, rebel group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered, face daily. The renegade collective have made it their task to secretly film the atrocities committed by Isil in the Syrian city of Raqqa, and show the rest of the world the reality of the regime. It’s an astonishing act of citizen-led journalism, and the participants’ fear and grief, as well as their sense of purpose, are starkly captured in Heineman’s blunt and brutal chronicle of a city in turmoil. TD Prisons Uncovered: Out Of Control? ITV, 10.45pm; Scotland, 11.05pm; Wales, 11.15pm; not UTV In 2016, HMP Birmingham saw the worst prison riot for 25 years, in which 600 inmates were freed from their cells. This sobering documentary looks at the factors behind the incident and reflects on the prison system. TD Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor stars in this so-so John le Carré adaptation as poetry lecturer Perry Makepeace, who becomes embroiled in negotiations to bring Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), a well-connected Russian oligarch, into the fold of British intelligence. Skarsgård is the standout here, charging into his role with pungency, playing Dima as a bedraggled beast of Moscow’s criminal underworld. The Shining (1980) ★★★★★ TCM, 9.00pm Set in a deserted hotel that’s in the care of writer Jack (Jack Nicholson) and his family for the winter, Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant psycho-horror, based on the novel by Stephen King, is subtly unsettling. But it’s stuffed, too, with unforgettable nerve-jangling shocks, including the moment when the crazed Jack smashes his way through a door with an axe as his wife (Shelley Duvall) cowers in the corner. Teen Wolf (1985) ★★★☆☆ 5STAR, 12.10am Critics howled at this preposterous teenage comedy but audiences loved it, perhaps because it came out shortly after its star Michael J Fox’s finest hour: Back to the Future. The plot – in which Fox’s likeable nerd morphs into a basketball-playing werewolf – is almost as unlikely as the fact that he still looked fresh out of the 11th grade at the ripe old age of 25. An unparalleled analysis of puberty and adolescence. Tuesday 12 June Hitting the books: Tanisha is a pupil at Townley Grammar Credit: BBC Grammar Schools: Who Will Get In? BBC Two, 9.00pm; Scotland & Wales, 11.15pm Jamie Pickup’s series has walked a tightrope with considerable skill, highlighting the inarguable inequities of our educational system that favours a selective approach, while also acknowledging its considerable benefits and observing the situation from the points of view of both pupils and teachers. It concludes with mock GCSE exams approaching and students at Erith School, a secondary modern, and neighbouring institution Townley Grammar, having to assess their suitability for further education. Some, it’s fair to say, are taking it more seriously than others. Townley pupil Tanisha is underperforming and low on confidence, yet keen to raise her game and nurtured by staff aware of her limitations and capabilities. At Erith, meanwhile, Denisa is angling for a place in Townley Sixth Form and seems more than capable of attaining it, but staffing shortages are crippling science classes amid an endless round of supply teachers and stand-ins. “It keeps me awake at night,” says the admirable faculty head Mr Appiah-Gates. It’s a desperately difficult situation and one that reaches an unexpected conclusion, as common ground is found between two unlikely bedfellows. Gabriel Tate The Champions Netflix, from today Created by Mindy Kaling, this new NBC sitcom plays a bachelor gym owner (Anders Holm) off against his gay, estranged son-cum-new flatmate (the brilliant J J Totah). Smartly written and nimbly performed, it’s a solid mainstream hit. Ackley Bridge Channel 4, 8.00pm Matt Evans and Penny Woolcock continue to keep an implausible number of plates spinning as the fizzy pre-watershed drama continues to conduct its handbrake narrative turns. Both Jordan (Samuel Bottomley) and Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) handle cash shortages in an equally desperate manner, and the arrival of Steve’s ex Claire (Kimberly Walsh) puts head teacher Mandy’s (Jo Joyner) nose out of joint. Our Girl BBC One, 9.00pm Georgie (Michelle Keegan) learns an astonishing secret about the local crime boss, before a major rescue operation begins as the flawed but well-meaning military drama continues. Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera ITV, 9.00pm ITV lays down its prime-time weapons as the World Cup looms, as demonstrated by this daft three-part series of incidents filmed at 30,000 feet. These include what an engine explosion feels like to those on board the plane to the impact of volcanic ash and an extraordinarily dramatic landing. Seeing Daylight: the Photography of Dorothy Bohm Sky Arts, 9.00pm Arriving in England in 1939 to escape the Nazis, Dorothy Bohm became a pioneer of street photography and portraiture of deep humanity. This profile examines her life and work. Elvis: the Searcher Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Based on Peter Guralnick’s epochal two-part biography, Thom Zimny’s HBO epic is a treat, focusing as much on Presley the man as Elvis the icon, Part one follows him out of Tupelo, into Sun Records and on to the US army, with part two’s fall, rise and fall again airing Wednesday at 10.00pm. GT Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia BBC One, 10.45pm; NI, 11.10pm; Scot, 11.45pm First shown on BBC Three, this harrowing film follows 29-year-old Liane, seeking treatment for the titular condition which has left her self-worth in tatters. GT Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.50pm Kevin Costner clearly likes a baseball movie – he’s made five of them. In this one he’s an Iowa farmer instructed by a mysterious voice to build a baseball pitch in the middle of a cornfield, which is soon occupied by a gang of ghostly players from the past. Enjoyably dotty, and responsible for the misquote, “If you build it, they will come” – it’s actually “he will come” – the fantasy is elevated by brilliant performances all around. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm The fifth film in the Die Hard franchise takes place in Russia, where our hero, Bruce Willis’s now grizzled John McClane, arrives in Moscow to hunt for his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney). McClane suspects that he may have become a drug dealer, but it transpires he is in fact working undercover for the CIA, and Dad blunders in on him mid-mission. An enjoyable but clunky thriller. The Departed (2006) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Nothing beats watching a great director in his comfort zone. Martin Scorsese’s gangland thriller – the film that finally won him an Oscar – is riveting. The plot revolves around the local police force’s efforts to stamp out Boston crime lord Frank Costello (a magnificently malevolent Jack Nicholson). There are powerhouse performances, too, from Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. Wednesday 13 June From Russia with love: David Dimbleby Credit: BBC Putin’s Russia with David Dimbleby BBC One, 9.00pm, Wales, 11.05pm “In a democracy if you fail to deliver on economic promises, if you surround yourself with cronies and use the law to suppress opposition, you would rightly be thrown out on your ear. But this is Russia, they do things differently here…” So begins David Dimbleby’s thoughtful film in which – as the eyes of the world turn towards Moscow for the 2018 World Cup football tournament – he takes the opportunity to cast an eye over Vladimir Putin’s 18 years as leader and assess the state of Russia today, especially in regard to the West. What he finds is a country in deep economic crisis yet with a people that seem to happily hero-worship Putin and mostly accept a state machine that controls almost every aspect of their lives with the willing assistance of security services, media, military and church. Dimbleby meets ordinary contented Russians as well as protesters, human rights lawyers, journalists and official spokespeople, coming away with a sense, ultimately, that Putin’s popularity is rooted in his strongman image and media-backed levels of suspicion and hostility towards the West unseen since the end of the Cold War. Gerard O’Donovan The Fight for Women’s Bodies BBC Three, from 10.00am Following the landmark vote to legalise abortion in the Republic of Ireland, Ellie Flynn looks back at the issues through the eyes of campaigners on both sides. Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow Channel 4, 8.00pm Here is a visit to the Isle of Wight, where Peter Snow and his team set out to restore an 1864 wooden train carriage that has served as a holiday chalet since it was decommissioned in the Twenties. Before Grenfell: A Hidden History BBC Two, 9.00pm A year since the Grenfell Tower fire, residents of Kensington relate how the London borough has become the most unequal place in Britain, with the gap between rich and poor once again as extreme as in the 1860s when developers first built housing for the rich in Notting Hill next to the worst slum in London. Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts BBC Four, 9.00pm Millions of years have gone into the human body: lots of great evolutionary adaptations but lots of imperfections, too. In a film that’s as entertaining as it is instructive, anatomist Alice Roberts takes on a challenge to design a better body than the one we get at birth. The Fast Fix: Diabetes ITV, 9.00pm Anita Rani presents a new two-part series exploring whether it is possible for people suffering from type 2 diabetes to reverse the condition by adhering to a radical diet. By consuming just 800 calories a day, can they “fast themselves better”? Concludes tomorrow Big Beasts: Last of the Giants Sky One, 9.00pm Biologist Patrick Aryee explores why size matters in the natural world. Beginning in the Americas, he checks out the planet’s largest predator, the sperm whale; comes face to face with a grizzly bear and gets rather too close to an anaconda that’s as long as a bus. GO How to Start an Airline Channel 4, 10.30pm This documentary follows Bangladeshi-British entrepreneur Kazi Shafiqur Rahman as he attempts to break into the fiercely competitive airline industry while also fulfilling the demands of his faith by insisting that the airline must comply with the teachings of Islam. GO Regarding Henry (1991) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 6.50pm Telling the story of a hotshot lawyer (Harrison Ford) who learns to question his values after a head injury, this film formed a companion piece to Wolf (1994), with Jack Nicholson as a publisher who is bitten by a wolf and turns into a boardroom predator. Directed by Mike Nichols, whose Oscar-winning movie The Graduate was a cinematic landmark of the 1960s, it’s a bit of an embarrassment, but interesting nevertheless. Source Code (2011) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Jake Gyllenhaal repeatedly finds himself reliving the last eight minutes in the life of a man on board a train which is about to be destroyed by a bomb as part of an experiment. Meanwhile, scientists Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright are monitoring Gyllenhaal’s exploits. Duncan Jones confirmed the promise of his directing debut Moon with this thrilling whodunit, which also serves as a moving meditation on life. Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★★☆ Syfy, 10.00pm Michael Keaton is an actor of rare versatility (as his triumphant role in Birdman proved). In this cult, Oscar-winning film by Tim Burton, Keaton shines as a con artist ghost called Beetlejuice, who aims to help two other ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to scare the obnoxious new residents out of their old house. But he then falls for lovely goth Lydia (Winona Ryder), the family’s daughter. Thursday 14 June It’s kicking off: Mark Pugatch (centre) leads ITV’s presenting team Credit: ITV FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony ITV, 2.30pm Regardless of how you think Russia got to be awarded the 21st staging of football’s biggest tournament (by corrupt means or otherwise), it’s time to cast those aspersions aside because the Russia 2018 championship is here. But, two hours before a ball is kicked, the opening ceremony marks the official start of the highest prize in football. And as we all know, entertaining opening ceremonies can be a great curtain-raiser for sport events, if they are done well – think the London 2012 Olympics. This one takes place at the 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium, which is the jewel in Russia’s crown of stadiums and will also host the final on July 15. Mark Pougatch presents the live coverage of the ceremony, which is headlined by actor and rapper Will Smith and Nicky Jam, who will perform Live It Up, the official World Cup song, which has received mixed reviews. As well as that, the ceremony will include local performers showing off different aspects of Russian culture, with gymnasts and trampolinists in among the fireworks and performances on display. The matches get under way following the ceremony with the host nation against Saudi Arabia. Clive Morgan Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm While the BBC’s post-Bake Off cookery contest may not have set the world alight, it’s given the judges plenty to get their teeth into. This week, it’s the final, and three challenges stand between the contestants and the title: a summer favourite, their best main course and a pudding. Springwatch 2018 BBC Two, 8.00pm After three weeks of cute animals, Springwatch comes to an end with Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and co reliving this year’s best moments at Sherborne Park Estate. The Trouble with Women with Anne Robinson BBC One, 9.00pm As a journalist and TV presenter, Anne Robinson shattered the glass ceiling as she built her career. She imagined that now, 50 years later, we’d be much closer to achieving equality than we are. With the ongoing discussions about gender pay, Robinson asks women around the UK what’s preventing parity? Inside HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs Channel 5, 9.00pm Wormwood Scrubs has had some infamous inmates: from serial killers Ian Brady and Peter Sutcliffe to rockers Pete Docherty and Keith Richards. This documentary exploring the prison’s history tells the stories of a Soviet spy who escaped from the jail and its best-known inmate, Charles Bronson. CM Missions BBC Four, 10.00pm and 10.20pm The absorbing French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars concludes with its final double header. This week, psychiatrist Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) discovers the reason behind cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s (Arben Bajraktaraj) mission. I Am Evidence Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm Even though Mariska Hargitay spent almost 20 years as crime fighter Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU, nothing prepared her for what she was to learn in real life. In this shocking documentary, Hargitay investigates the flaws in the US justice system that have allowed tens of thousands of rape kits to go untested for years. It’s a tough film to watch at times, especially as it highlights the issue through deeply personal and harrowing, first-person accounts from four women whose attacks are still fresh in their minds decades after the assaults due to a lack of closure. “I felt like my body was a crime scene,” one of the women recalls. CM Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) ★★★☆☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm Will Ferrell fans will need little encouragement to lap up this affectionate send-up of Nascar racing, redneck culture and male bonding. Ferrell pays a Nascar speed-demon who is challenged by a gay, French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen), to see who is the ultimate racer. It’s a full throttle comedy that plays to Ferrell’s strengths. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) ★★★☆☆ Horror Channel, 9.00pm French director Alexandre Aja makes his Hollywood debut with this grim but gripping remake of Wes Craven’s semi-cult horror film about a family battling a brood of mutants in the New Mexico desert. Aja ups the visceral violence, and the characters – including Ted Levine and Kathleen Quinlan as the parents – are sufficiently well-drawn to make the outcome shocking. The Ghost (2010) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor plays a talented ghost writer, who lands a lucrative contract to edit the memoirs of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), the former UK Prime Minister, in this Roman Polanski adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Soon after, Lang is accused of committing a war crime and the Ghost finds himself drawn into a world of dangerous secrets that put his life at risk. This is a deeply unsettling thriller. Friday 15 June One connected flow: Dan Jones on the Grand Union Canal Building Britain’s Canals Channel 5, 8.00pm His tattoos may have a nerdish medieval theme, but historian Dan Jones still seems too hip to be fronting a stuffy-sounding series about Britain’s iconic canals. Jones’s lively style and eye for interesting detail, however, keeps this subject surprisingly fresh, as he begins this three-part run with a look at the Grand Union Canal, the longest stretch of man-made waterway in Britain. It’s a story that reaches back 200 years, when the demands of the Industrial Revolution called for a speedy way to move goods between Birmingham and London, and the country’s engineering super-brains found ingenious means to link seven separate channels into one connected flow. As Jones explains, while the financial benefits were big, construction of the Grand Union was time consuming and dangerous. The 12-year stop-start struggle to complete the technically complex Blisworth Hill tunnel, for example, saw the deaths of up to 60 workers. Unable to compete with the advent of the speedy steam train, the Grand Union itself soon declined too. The canal is now a source of summertime pleasure, so this is a welcome reminder of its once vital purpose. Toby Dantzic Queer Eye Netflix, from today The success of this heart-warming makeover series, which returned to much acclaim earlier this year, was something of a surprise. Netflix then have been quick to capitalise, snappily rolling out another run barely four months later, with the likeable quintet all returning for more lifestyle revamping. Details are so far scant, but the show’s culture guru Karamo Brown has hinted that women and the trans community could be featured. World Cup 2018: Portugal v Spain BBC One, 6.20pm The pick of this week’s World Cup matches happens on day two at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi and comes from Group B. Expect a tense affair as Spain, who suffered the ignominy of failing to make it to the knockout rounds four years ago, take on their bitter rivals Portugal. The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Former footballer Dennis Wise heads the team of celebrity hopefuls, joined by Katie Price, Roman Kemp, Bez and Binky Felstead.Wise struggles with a fiendish skill game, while a number-based challenge sets Felstead’s head spinning. Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Jane McDonald wraps up her Antipodean adventure in New Zealand’s North Island. She rubs noses with a Maori tribe in Napier, explores Rotorua’s dramatic geothermal landscapes and views Auckland’s skyline from a helicopter. Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.40pm This is a final bout of topical treats from veteran impressionist Tracey Ullman. Favourites Angela Merkel and Rupert Murdoch get a look in, alongside more takes on Jeremy Corbyn, Michael Gove and Nanny, the dedicated carer of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Africa: A Journey Into Music BBC Four, 10.00pm Apart from the occasional act on Later… with Jools Holland, world music doesn’t get much airtime on our TVs, so this beguiling series helmed by DJ Rita Ray offers a welcome insight into its traditions. For her final foray, Ray heads to Mali, home to more Grammy award-winning artists than any other African country. From her attempts at a sinuous wedding dance to meeting renowned harp player Toumani Diabaté, Ray’s journey is full of stirring encounters. TD Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive Channel 5, 10.00pm A fitting reminder of Dale Winton’s easy-going charm, this swansong travelogue series resumes after a hiatus with our host in ocean-front Miami. Highlights include a trip to Little Havana, the city’s Cuban quarter, and a look at fashion designer Versace’s opulent former home. TD Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm In a similar but distinct way to Ridley Scott’s masterful original, Blade Runner 2049 mulls one of the meatiest questions around: is surface all that there is, or do life’s currents run deeper than the things we can see, hear and touch? Denis Villeneuve’s film toys with both options, making neither a comfort – and in the process, maps out a provocative blockbuster. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star. Red (2010) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm A starry line-up of actors of pensionable age is the attraction of this light-hearted adaptation of Warren Ellis’s graphic novel, and it’s hard to resist Helen Mirren with a submachine gun. RED stands for “Retired Extremely Dangerous”, which is what the CIA has labelled former agents Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mirren, who team up to find out who has marked them for assassination, and why. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ★★★★★ Channel 4, 11.40pm Soaked in sex, drugs and scandal, Martin Scorsese’s epic is based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent the Nineties illegally amassing a vast personal fortune. With a fantastic performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, this morally bankrupt romp was lauded by audiences and critics alike. Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie co-star. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
What's on TV tonight: The Crystal Maze, Sense8 and Arctic Monkeys Live at the BBC
Friday 8 June The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Channel 4’s successful reboot of the cult Eighties series continues its golden run of form with another charity special featuring people who, in the words of Maze Master Richard Ayoade, “we have all agreed, for some reason, to call… celebrities”. Ayoade is unstinting in his good-natured jibes, and his targets are equally obliging in laughing them off: this time around, it’s Olympians Kelly Holmes and Greg Rutherford, Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter, YouTube vlogger Alfie Deyes and grime MC Big Narstie. The latter comes in for the roughest ride, and indeed you may not see a more agonising sequence all year than Big Narstie wrestling with Jarhead’s (Adam Buxton) not-enormously taxing riddles, but his utter delight at being involved (“I’m GASSED!”) earns him a pass. The tasks are the usual ingenious grab-bag, honouring the heritage of the series while also advancing it, from the daft (balancing on space hoppers) to the fiendish (blowing a ball around a maze with “directional guffs” from an air pump). For his part, Ayoade once again proves himself the natural heir to Richard O’Brien in surreal wit (pace Ed Tudor-Pole and Stephan Merchant), and the cause, Stand Up 2 Cancer, is unimpeachable. GT Dispatches: After Grenfell Channel 4, 7.30pm In spite of a wealth of promises in the wake of the catastrophic fire in Grenfell Tower, claims abound that too many of the country’s tower blocks remain unsafe. Ed Howker investigates whether expert advice has been heeded and looks at the risks, both existing and newly discovered, for the tower’s residents. GT Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Channel 5’s first-ever Bafta-winning show returns for a trip down under, with former cruise ship singer Jane McDonald exploring Sydney, Tasmania, Dunedin and Christchurch. GT Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.30pm Ullman continues to play to her strengths with her roll call of uncanny impersonations of famous people. Theresa May, Angela Merkle and Nicola Sturgeon are back, along with her bizarrely convincing Michael Gove, while Jacob Rees-Mogg (Liam Hourican) and his Nanny (Ullman) endure yet more humiliation. GT Arctic Monkeys Live at the BBC BBC Two, 11.05pm Alex Turner and his band play selections from their divisive new album, Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino, as well as a few oldies, including A Certain Romance, to reassure their more conservative fans. GT Cloak and Dagger Amazon Prime, from today Marvel’s latest TV offering is this teen series in which Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) discover new, mysteriously connected superpowers. GT Sense8 Netflix, from today The Wachowskis’ kaleidoscopic saga ends with a two-hour episode created after its fans demanded closure when the series was axed. With Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) missing, Capheus (Toby Onwumere) running for office, Sun Bak (Bae Doona) on the run and the mysterious Chairman still at large, there’s no shortage of loose ends. GT The Staircase Netflix, from today This 2004 eight-parter documented the 16-year court battle over the fate of novelist Michael Peterson, accused of pushing his wife down the stairs to her death. Landing on Netflix with new, equally gripping episodes, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s series is both the old and the new Making a Murderer. GT The Way Way Back (2013) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.55pm This coming-of-age story feels like familiar terrain, but it’s agreeably done. Duncan (Liam James) learns about life, love and self-esteem from a gang of water-park employees, including the excellent Sam Rockwell, when forced to go on holiday with his mother (Toni Collette) and her boyfriend (Steve Carrell). The script flows and there’s enough melancholy and edge to the overall comic tone for its charm to prevail. Bend It Like Beckham (2002) ★★★☆☆ ITV, 10.45pm Keira Knightley’s career kicked off with this feelgood football-themed comedy drama from Bhaji on the Beach director Gurinder Chadha. She stars alongside Parminder Nagra as one of two 18-year-old girls who set out to make it as professional footballers, despite their families’ best efforts to stop them. Next of Kin’s Archie Panjabi and Shaznay Lewis (of reunited Nineties girl band All Saints fame) co-star. Platoon (1986) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 11.00pm This is a chance to see a young Charlie Sheen at the start of his turbulent career. The horrors of the Vietnam War are seen through the prism of a fresh-faced college dropout (Sheen) who finds himself in the thick of battle while Willem Dafoe plays his sympathetic sergeant. Director Oliver Stone used his own experiences of serving in the US army during the war to inform this harrowing film that won four Oscars. Saturday 9 June Controversial: the writer and intellectual Germaine Greer is profiled Credit: BBC Germaine Bloody Greer BBC Two, 9.00pm The personal views of Germaine Greer once had a universality and pungency about them that the world so desperately needed. But her recent comments about rape, violence on TV and transpeople, by contrast, resemble self-important trolling: wilfully controversial, dreadfully retrograde and a blight on a considerable legacy. This thrilling profile is a reminder of why she still matters, albeit perhaps more for what she was than what she has become. Novelist Zoë Heller and journalist Rosie Boycott are among those singing her praises, while Greer herself proves as unable as ever to avoid calling out a daft question or savaging a sacred cow. The footage is exciting and superbly mounted by director Clare Beavan. Whether it’s Greer’s early films, her steadfastness in the face of the abuse sent her way after The Female Eunuch was published, and her evisceration of Norman Mailer during a famous 1971 set-to in New York, Greer remains a most rugged individual. “I don’t think Germaine and the word ‘sisterhood’ are natural bedfellows,” reckons Boycott. What about that legacy? “I don’t do regret and I don’t do things that I regret,” Greer concludes. By any standards, a remarkable life. Gabriel Tate Trooping the Colour BBC One, 10.30am Marking the official birthday of the Queen, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards will conduct their annual pageant on Horse Guards Parade, introduced by Huw Edwards and with J J Chalmers offering behind-the-scenes insights. There are highlights at 7.30pm on BBC Two. French Open Tennis: The women’s final ITV, 1.30pm Action on the 14th day at Roland Garros features the women’s singles final in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. Jelena Ostapenko met Simona Halep in last year’s showpiece match, where the Latvian defeated the number three seed 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to become the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam tournament and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933. The men’s final, which was won for a record 10th time by Spaniard Rafael Nadal last year, takes place on Sunday at 1.30pm on ITV. Women’s International One-Day Cricket: England Women v South Africa Women Sky Sports Main Event, 1.30pm It’s the opening one-day international of the three-match series, which takes place at New Road in Worcester. Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor and Lauren Winfield all return to the England squad after missing out on the Indian tour. World Cup-winning duo Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley miss out, however. International Rugby Union: South Africa v England Sky Sports Main Event, 3.00pm This afternoon England will be looking to dispatch the Springboks at a venue Eddie Jones has described as the “spiritual home of rugby”. They’ve not won at Ellis Park in Johannesburg since 1972 – their only triumph at the venue – and their last appearance here was a 36-27 defeat under Stuart Lancaster in 2012. Ellis Park was the setting for the Springboks’ World Cup final victory over New Zealand in 1995 and one of the sport’s finest moments – Nelson Mandela handing Francois Pienaar the Webb Ellis Cup. “It will be hostile but it’s fantastic and I am so excited about it,” says Jones. “In world rugby who do you want to beat? The Springboks at Ellis Park.” Owen Farrell will captain England, while the hugely talented New Zealand-born flanker Brad Shields is expected to play a part for the visitors. The River Wye with Will Millard BBC Two, 5.30pm; Scotland, 2.45pm After deconstructing the exploration documentary in the fascinating and alarming My Year with the Tribe, explorer Will Millard is on slightly surer ground with this new series in which he journeys down the River Wye. He begins his journey with a search for the river’s source on the slopes of Plynlimon, before he has an encounter with an entrepreneurial local sheep farmer. Take Me Out: Over 50s Special ITV, 8.00pm Three “older gentlemen” (I’m sure host Paddy McGuinness will make plenty of gags here) face 30 single “Golden Girls”, including a former nun and an ex-partner of action hero Jason Statham, in this one-off special of the ever-popular dating show. Hidden BBC Four, 9.00pm After Hinterland and Keeping Faith comes the BBC’s latest Welsh language crime thriller. Hidden has a familiar set-up – the discovery of a young girl’s body in a disused quarry tears a small community apart – but Sian Reese-Williams and Sion Alun Davies as DIs Cadi John and Owen Vaughan area leading pair to reckon with, and the atmosphere of unease benefits hugely from the mountainous surroundings. Come Together: the Rise of the Festival Sky Arts, 9.00pm The line-up for this documentary would grace any festival, with Pete Townshend and Noel Gallagher among the interviewees explaining the evolution of the modern music festival from its earliest jazz and blues incarnations in Newport, through the hippy beanfeasts of Monterey and Woodstock to Glastonbury and Coachella. There are also contributions from those who promote and document festivals, including Michael Eavis and D A Pennebaker. GT A Girl’s Guide to TV BBC Two, 10.00pm; not NI Comedian Rachel Parris of The Mash Report presents her typically tongue-in-cheek advice for women looking to get ahead in television. GT Maleficent (2014) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 6.05pm Angelina Jolie stars as the titular Maleficent in Disney’s live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, which follows her from a carefree fairy to Mistress of All Evil, muddling the distinction between hero and villain. Maleficent is happy in a kingdom of peculiar CGI beasts until her heart is broken by Stefan (Sharlto Copley), who inherits the throne. Seeking vengeance, she curses his baby, Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Thor: The Dark World (2013) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 10.35pm This is a follow-up to the popular Norse god/superhero blockbuster. The rather flabby plot is alleviated by Chris Hemsworth’s hearty charisma, which provides frequent relief from Natalie Portman’s bland damsel-in-distress (attempts to beef up her character by making her an astrophysicist are undermined by her constant fainting). Highlights include Thor sliding down The Gherkin skyscraper. Made in Dagenham (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC Two, 11.45pm Industrial action in pursuit of equal pay for women doesn’t sound too thrilling a subject, but Nigel Cole’s (Calendar Girls) film, based around the real-life strike from 1968, turns out to be a rousing crowd-pleaser. Sally Hawkins plays the reluctant ringleader of the workers who sew car seats at Ford’s Dagenham plant; Bob Hoskins is a union rep; Miranda Richardson is wonderful as Labour MP Barbara Castle. Sunday 10 June Smoldering: Aidan Turner returns as the eponymous hero Credit: BBC Poldark BBC One, 9.00pm Not since Daniel Craig emerged from the waves in Casino Royale has there been so much fuss over a pair of wet pecs. Yes, Poldark is back for a fourth series and star Aidan Turner bares his chest for the fans in an opening scene that, if nothing else, suggests that he’s spent a lot of time exercising since the end of series three. This opener finds our swashbuckling hero Ross Poldark (Turner) back in full-on Cornish crusader mode when, following a disturbance in Truro, he locks horns with old enemy George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) over the fate of three good pals accused of riot and murder. Meanwhile, his flame-haired wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) can’t fend off her intimate longings following that illicit clinch in the dunes with poetry-penning aristo Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse) – who, with the announcement of a general election, looks set to be diverted into a career at Westminster. But as Dr Dwight (Luke Norris) is at pains to point out, Armitage has a delicate constitution that might not suit the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics. Could Ross be persuaded to think again about throwing his hat in the ring? Gerard O’Donovan One-Day International Cricket: Scotland v England Sky Sports Main Event, 10.30am Having responded brilliantly to tie the Test series with Pakistan 1-1, England now turn their attention to Scotland, with this ODI at the Grange in Edinburgh. Songs of Praise BBC One, 1.25pm A year on from the Grenfell Tower disaster, Aled Jones presents a commemorative special edition exploring how the local community in North Kensington is coping and recovering. Britain Celebrates Live: 100 Years of Women’s Votes BBC One, 2.00pm Live coverage of today’s public processions through Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Tonight’s Antiques Roadshow, at 8pm, also takes up the theme, devoting its time to items with links to remarkable women. Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix Sky Sports Main Event, 5.30pm After a Monaco Grand Prix that left championship leader Lewis Hamilton, in his words, “cold”, all eyes are on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, where Daniel Riccardio will be aiming to win back-to-back races. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 ITV, 6.30pm Live from Old Trafford, it’s the annual England v World XI charity football match between teams mixing celebrities and professional athletes. This year Robbie Williams’s England is taking on a team of international stars led by Usain Bolt. Other players include Mo Farah, Gordon Ramsay, Olly Murs, and Eric Cantona, and there’s live music from Jessie Ware. Countryfile BBC One, 7.00pm The last of three specials heads for Sandringham in Norfolk, the most private of the Royal retreats. Matt Baker discovers one of the Queen’s less-known interests – racing pigeons – while Ellie Harrison learns more about her love of horses. GO Patrick Melrose Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Benedict Cumberbatch’s brilliantly judged bravura performance has been one of the television highlights of 2018. Tonight, he brings the series to an entertaining and emotionally charged close as Patrick, separated and back in London in 2006, hopes to put the past to rest following his mother’s funeral. Cosby: The Women Speak Sony Crime Channel, 9.00pm Following Bill Cosby’s conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, here’s another opportunity to see the A&E network’s 2015 one-hour special in which the extent of the allegations against the former TV icon for predatory sexual behaviour came to light. Over a dozen of the 50-plus women who accused him of rape and sexual assault going back decades talk of their experiences on screen for the first time, and how statute of limitation laws threatened to deprive them of justice. GO Despicable Me 2 (2013) ★★★☆☆ ITV2, 5.10pm Despicable Me, 2010’s animated supervillain comedy, had a neat enough premise. It’s gone in this sequel, though, as Steve Carell’s bald antihero, Gru, is now a reformed soul, occupied with childcare rather than dastardly plots to steal the moon. Gru’s Minions – those knee-high yellow Tic-Tacs – provide the film’s one inspired idea as they’re injected with mutating serum by the film’s mystery baddy. Hulk (2003) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 6.15pm Ang Lee’s dark and stylised version (a split screen mimics the panels of a comic book page) of the Incredible Hulk’s adventures is one of the best and underrated Marvel adaptations, even if it’s too complex at times. Eric Bana stars as Bruce, a scientist who’s exposed to gamma radiation and becomes a not-so-jolly green giant. This is a rampaging tale with bold special effects. Jennifer Connolly co-stars as his love interest. It (2017) ★★★★☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm Stephen King’s evil clown tale is no laughing matter. First a Warners miniseries in 1990, starring an unforgettable Tim Curry, and now a two-part film version. Here we continue the terrifying tale of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), but jump forward three decades to the summer of 1988, buying into the current vogue for Eighties teen-flick nostalgia. The scary stuff is petrifying when it peaks. Monday 11 June Community spirit: those affected by the fire tell their stories Credit: BBC Grenfell BBC One, 8.30pm Bafta-winning director Ben Anthony’s unmissable documentary about last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy opens with a sea of faces, all of which gain poignant individual focus as the film progresses. The blaze at the 24-storey block of public housing in the London borough of Kensington, which resulted in 72 deaths, left a lasting impression in those featured here as each person tells their unique story about the horrific events and their impact. Survivors who lost their homes, the bereaved, bystanders and police all share their stories, although it’s a surprising omission that the firefighters who witnessed the horrors first hand don’t offer their account. Split screens give multiple perspectives on the same moment, and what starts out as a patchwork of personal experience knits together into a mighty whole, the collective voice of a community broken but defiant. In fact, much of the film focuses on the efforts of those affected to unite in the face of seeming indifference from the local council, who also have their say. As the ongoing inquiry continues, this devastating account offers a damning testament of its own, rife with accusations of injustice and neglect, underpinned by blistering rage and grief. Toby Dantzic Fight Like a Girl BBC One, 7.30pm The ferocious sport of female wrestling comes under the spotlight with this lively film following Scottish fighter Kimberly Benson. She combines a gruelling training regime with her daytime job, as she aims for her first world title in Japan. Long Lost Family: What Happened Next ITV, 9.00pm Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall catch up with families they’ve reunited. Cathie Cutler Evans, who met her half-sister in 2016, has found joy in her extended clan. But for Maureen Charlton, separated from her brother Michael for 40 years, progress been painstaking. Dan Snow’s Norman Walks PBS America, 9.00pm Dan Snow sorts fact from fiction as he investigates the history of Norman Britain in this new series. He starts off on the Sussex coast, where aided by evidence from the Bayeux Tapestry, he pieces together William the Conqueror’s 11th-century coastal invasion. Flowers Channel 4, 10.00pm Will Sharpe’s gloriously dark comedy about a dysfunctional family returns with a double bill, then continues each night this week. A seemingly chipper Maurice (Julian Bennett) and Deborah (Olivia Colman) are on a caravanning holiday, while daughter Amy (Sophia di Martino) has a brash new girlfriend. Storyville: City Of Ghosts BBC Four, 10.30pm There are images of death in Matthew Heineman’s film so harrowing that it’s hard to keep watching, but these are the sights that Heineman’s subject, rebel group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered, face daily. The renegade collective have made it their task to secretly film the atrocities committed by Isil in the Syrian city of Raqqa, and show the rest of the world the reality of the regime. It’s an astonishing act of citizen-led journalism, and the participants’ fear and grief, as well as their sense of purpose, are starkly captured in Heineman’s blunt and brutal chronicle of a city in turmoil. TD Prisons Uncovered: Out Of Control? ITV, 10.45pm; Scotland, 11.05pm; Wales, 11.15pm; not UTV In 2016, HMP Birmingham saw the worst prison riot for 25 years, in which 600 inmates were freed from their cells. This sobering documentary looks at the factors behind the incident and reflects on the prison system. TD Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor stars in this so-so John le Carré adaptation as poetry lecturer Perry Makepeace, who becomes embroiled in negotiations to bring Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), a well-connected Russian oligarch, into the fold of British intelligence. Skarsgård is the standout here, charging into his role with pungency, playing Dima as a bedraggled beast of Moscow’s criminal underworld. The Shining (1980) ★★★★★ TCM, 9.00pm Set in a deserted hotel that’s in the care of writer Jack (Jack Nicholson) and his family for the winter, Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant psycho-horror, based on the novel by Stephen King, is subtly unsettling. But it’s stuffed, too, with unforgettable nerve-jangling shocks, including the moment when the crazed Jack smashes his way through a door with an axe as his wife (Shelley Duvall) cowers in the corner. Teen Wolf (1985) ★★★☆☆ 5STAR, 12.10am Critics howled at this preposterous teenage comedy but audiences loved it, perhaps because it came out shortly after its star Michael J Fox’s finest hour: Back to the Future. The plot – in which Fox’s likeable nerd morphs into a basketball-playing werewolf – is almost as unlikely as the fact that he still looked fresh out of the 11th grade at the ripe old age of 25. An unparalleled analysis of puberty and adolescence. Tuesday 12 June Hitting the books: Tanisha is a pupil at Townley Grammar Credit: BBC Grammar Schools: Who Will Get In? BBC Two, 9.00pm; Scotland & Wales, 11.15pm Jamie Pickup’s series has walked a tightrope with considerable skill, highlighting the inarguable inequities of our educational system that favours a selective approach, while also acknowledging its considerable benefits and observing the situation from the points of view of both pupils and teachers. It concludes with mock GCSE exams approaching and students at Erith School, a secondary modern, and neighbouring institution Townley Grammar, having to assess their suitability for further education. Some, it’s fair to say, are taking it more seriously than others. Townley pupil Tanisha is underperforming and low on confidence, yet keen to raise her game and nurtured by staff aware of her limitations and capabilities. At Erith, meanwhile, Denisa is angling for a place in Townley Sixth Form and seems more than capable of attaining it, but staffing shortages are crippling science classes amid an endless round of supply teachers and stand-ins. “It keeps me awake at night,” says the admirable faculty head Mr Appiah-Gates. It’s a desperately difficult situation and one that reaches an unexpected conclusion, as common ground is found between two unlikely bedfellows. Gabriel Tate The Champions Netflix, from today Created by Mindy Kaling, this new NBC sitcom plays a bachelor gym owner (Anders Holm) off against his gay, estranged son-cum-new flatmate (the brilliant J J Totah). Smartly written and nimbly performed, it’s a solid mainstream hit. Ackley Bridge Channel 4, 8.00pm Matt Evans and Penny Woolcock continue to keep an implausible number of plates spinning as the fizzy pre-watershed drama continues to conduct its handbrake narrative turns. Both Jordan (Samuel Bottomley) and Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) handle cash shortages in an equally desperate manner, and the arrival of Steve’s ex Claire (Kimberly Walsh) puts head teacher Mandy’s (Jo Joyner) nose out of joint. Our Girl BBC One, 9.00pm Georgie (Michelle Keegan) learns an astonishing secret about the local crime boss, before a major rescue operation begins as the flawed but well-meaning military drama continues. Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera ITV, 9.00pm ITV lays down its prime-time weapons as the World Cup looms, as demonstrated by this daft three-part series of incidents filmed at 30,000 feet. These include what an engine explosion feels like to those on board the plane to the impact of volcanic ash and an extraordinarily dramatic landing. Seeing Daylight: the Photography of Dorothy Bohm Sky Arts, 9.00pm Arriving in England in 1939 to escape the Nazis, Dorothy Bohm became a pioneer of street photography and portraiture of deep humanity. This profile examines her life and work. Elvis: the Searcher Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Based on Peter Guralnick’s epochal two-part biography, Thom Zimny’s HBO epic is a treat, focusing as much on Presley the man as Elvis the icon, Part one follows him out of Tupelo, into Sun Records and on to the US army, with part two’s fall, rise and fall again airing Wednesday at 10.00pm. GT Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia BBC One, 10.45pm; NI, 11.10pm; Scot, 11.45pm First shown on BBC Three, this harrowing film follows 29-year-old Liane, seeking treatment for the titular condition which has left her self-worth in tatters. GT Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.50pm Kevin Costner clearly likes a baseball movie – he’s made five of them. In this one he’s an Iowa farmer instructed by a mysterious voice to build a baseball pitch in the middle of a cornfield, which is soon occupied by a gang of ghostly players from the past. Enjoyably dotty, and responsible for the misquote, “If you build it, they will come” – it’s actually “he will come” – the fantasy is elevated by brilliant performances all around. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm The fifth film in the Die Hard franchise takes place in Russia, where our hero, Bruce Willis’s now grizzled John McClane, arrives in Moscow to hunt for his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney). McClane suspects that he may have become a drug dealer, but it transpires he is in fact working undercover for the CIA, and Dad blunders in on him mid-mission. An enjoyable but clunky thriller. The Departed (2006) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Nothing beats watching a great director in his comfort zone. Martin Scorsese’s gangland thriller – the film that finally won him an Oscar – is riveting. The plot revolves around the local police force’s efforts to stamp out Boston crime lord Frank Costello (a magnificently malevolent Jack Nicholson). There are powerhouse performances, too, from Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. Wednesday 13 June From Russia with love: David Dimbleby Credit: BBC Putin’s Russia with David Dimbleby BBC One, 9.00pm, Wales, 11.05pm “In a democracy if you fail to deliver on economic promises, if you surround yourself with cronies and use the law to suppress opposition, you would rightly be thrown out on your ear. But this is Russia, they do things differently here…” So begins David Dimbleby’s thoughtful film in which – as the eyes of the world turn towards Moscow for the 2018 World Cup football tournament – he takes the opportunity to cast an eye over Vladimir Putin’s 18 years as leader and assess the state of Russia today, especially in regard to the West. What he finds is a country in deep economic crisis yet with a people that seem to happily hero-worship Putin and mostly accept a state machine that controls almost every aspect of their lives with the willing assistance of security services, media, military and church. Dimbleby meets ordinary contented Russians as well as protesters, human rights lawyers, journalists and official spokespeople, coming away with a sense, ultimately, that Putin’s popularity is rooted in his strongman image and media-backed levels of suspicion and hostility towards the West unseen since the end of the Cold War. Gerard O’Donovan The Fight for Women’s Bodies BBC Three, from 10.00am Following the landmark vote to legalise abortion in the Republic of Ireland, Ellie Flynn looks back at the issues through the eyes of campaigners on both sides. Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow Channel 4, 8.00pm Here is a visit to the Isle of Wight, where Peter Snow and his team set out to restore an 1864 wooden train carriage that has served as a holiday chalet since it was decommissioned in the Twenties. Before Grenfell: A Hidden History BBC Two, 9.00pm A year since the Grenfell Tower fire, residents of Kensington relate how the London borough has become the most unequal place in Britain, with the gap between rich and poor once again as extreme as in the 1860s when developers first built housing for the rich in Notting Hill next to the worst slum in London. Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts BBC Four, 9.00pm Millions of years have gone into the human body: lots of great evolutionary adaptations but lots of imperfections, too. In a film that’s as entertaining as it is instructive, anatomist Alice Roberts takes on a challenge to design a better body than the one we get at birth. The Fast Fix: Diabetes ITV, 9.00pm Anita Rani presents a new two-part series exploring whether it is possible for people suffering from type 2 diabetes to reverse the condition by adhering to a radical diet. By consuming just 800 calories a day, can they “fast themselves better”? Concludes tomorrow Big Beasts: Last of the Giants Sky One, 9.00pm Biologist Patrick Aryee explores why size matters in the natural world. Beginning in the Americas, he checks out the planet’s largest predator, the sperm whale; comes face to face with a grizzly bear and gets rather too close to an anaconda that’s as long as a bus. GO How to Start an Airline Channel 4, 10.30pm This documentary follows Bangladeshi-British entrepreneur Kazi Shafiqur Rahman as he attempts to break into the fiercely competitive airline industry while also fulfilling the demands of his faith by insisting that the airline must comply with the teachings of Islam. GO Regarding Henry (1991) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 6.50pm Telling the story of a hotshot lawyer (Harrison Ford) who learns to question his values after a head injury, this film formed a companion piece to Wolf (1994), with Jack Nicholson as a publisher who is bitten by a wolf and turns into a boardroom predator. Directed by Mike Nichols, whose Oscar-winning movie The Graduate was a cinematic landmark of the 1960s, it’s a bit of an embarrassment, but interesting nevertheless. Source Code (2011) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Jake Gyllenhaal repeatedly finds himself reliving the last eight minutes in the life of a man on board a train which is about to be destroyed by a bomb as part of an experiment. Meanwhile, scientists Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright are monitoring Gyllenhaal’s exploits. Duncan Jones confirmed the promise of his directing debut Moon with this thrilling whodunit, which also serves as a moving meditation on life. Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★★☆ Syfy, 10.00pm Michael Keaton is an actor of rare versatility (as his triumphant role in Birdman proved). In this cult, Oscar-winning film by Tim Burton, Keaton shines as a con artist ghost called Beetlejuice, who aims to help two other ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to scare the obnoxious new residents out of their old house. But he then falls for lovely goth Lydia (Winona Ryder), the family’s daughter. Thursday 14 June It’s kicking off: Mark Pugatch (centre) leads ITV’s presenting team Credit: ITV FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony ITV, 2.30pm Regardless of how you think Russia got to be awarded the 21st staging of football’s biggest tournament (by corrupt means or otherwise), it’s time to cast those aspersions aside because the Russia 2018 championship is here. But, two hours before a ball is kicked, the opening ceremony marks the official start of the highest prize in football. And as we all know, entertaining opening ceremonies can be a great curtain-raiser for sport events, if they are done well – think the London 2012 Olympics. This one takes place at the 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium, which is the jewel in Russia’s crown of stadiums and will also host the final on July 15. Mark Pougatch presents the live coverage of the ceremony, which is headlined by actor and rapper Will Smith and Nicky Jam, who will perform Live It Up, the official World Cup song, which has received mixed reviews. As well as that, the ceremony will include local performers showing off different aspects of Russian culture, with gymnasts and trampolinists in among the fireworks and performances on display. The matches get under way following the ceremony with the host nation against Saudi Arabia. Clive Morgan Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm While the BBC’s post-Bake Off cookery contest may not have set the world alight, it’s given the judges plenty to get their teeth into. This week, it’s the final, and three challenges stand between the contestants and the title: a summer favourite, their best main course and a pudding. Springwatch 2018 BBC Two, 8.00pm After three weeks of cute animals, Springwatch comes to an end with Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and co reliving this year’s best moments at Sherborne Park Estate. The Trouble with Women with Anne Robinson BBC One, 9.00pm As a journalist and TV presenter, Anne Robinson shattered the glass ceiling as she built her career. She imagined that now, 50 years later, we’d be much closer to achieving equality than we are. With the ongoing discussions about gender pay, Robinson asks women around the UK what’s preventing parity? Inside HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs Channel 5, 9.00pm Wormwood Scrubs has had some infamous inmates: from serial killers Ian Brady and Peter Sutcliffe to rockers Pete Docherty and Keith Richards. This documentary exploring the prison’s history tells the stories of a Soviet spy who escaped from the jail and its best-known inmate, Charles Bronson. CM Missions BBC Four, 10.00pm and 10.20pm The absorbing French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars concludes with its final double header. This week, psychiatrist Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) discovers the reason behind cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s (Arben Bajraktaraj) mission. I Am Evidence Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm Even though Mariska Hargitay spent almost 20 years as crime fighter Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU, nothing prepared her for what she was to learn in real life. In this shocking documentary, Hargitay investigates the flaws in the US justice system that have allowed tens of thousands of rape kits to go untested for years. It’s a tough film to watch at times, especially as it highlights the issue through deeply personal and harrowing, first-person accounts from four women whose attacks are still fresh in their minds decades after the assaults due to a lack of closure. “I felt like my body was a crime scene,” one of the women recalls. CM Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) ★★★☆☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm Will Ferrell fans will need little encouragement to lap up this affectionate send-up of Nascar racing, redneck culture and male bonding. Ferrell pays a Nascar speed-demon who is challenged by a gay, French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen), to see who is the ultimate racer. It’s a full throttle comedy that plays to Ferrell’s strengths. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) ★★★☆☆ Horror Channel, 9.00pm French director Alexandre Aja makes his Hollywood debut with this grim but gripping remake of Wes Craven’s semi-cult horror film about a family battling a brood of mutants in the New Mexico desert. Aja ups the visceral violence, and the characters – including Ted Levine and Kathleen Quinlan as the parents – are sufficiently well-drawn to make the outcome shocking. The Ghost (2010) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor plays a talented ghost writer, who lands a lucrative contract to edit the memoirs of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), the former UK Prime Minister, in this Roman Polanski adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Soon after, Lang is accused of committing a war crime and the Ghost finds himself drawn into a world of dangerous secrets that put his life at risk. This is a deeply unsettling thriller. Friday 15 June One connected flow: Dan Jones on the Grand Union Canal Building Britain’s Canals Channel 5, 8.00pm His tattoos may have a nerdish medieval theme, but historian Dan Jones still seems too hip to be fronting a stuffy-sounding series about Britain’s iconic canals. Jones’s lively style and eye for interesting detail, however, keeps this subject surprisingly fresh, as he begins this three-part run with a look at the Grand Union Canal, the longest stretch of man-made waterway in Britain. It’s a story that reaches back 200 years, when the demands of the Industrial Revolution called for a speedy way to move goods between Birmingham and London, and the country’s engineering super-brains found ingenious means to link seven separate channels into one connected flow. As Jones explains, while the financial benefits were big, construction of the Grand Union was time consuming and dangerous. The 12-year stop-start struggle to complete the technically complex Blisworth Hill tunnel, for example, saw the deaths of up to 60 workers. Unable to compete with the advent of the speedy steam train, the Grand Union itself soon declined too. The canal is now a source of summertime pleasure, so this is a welcome reminder of its once vital purpose. Toby Dantzic Queer Eye Netflix, from today The success of this heart-warming makeover series, which returned to much acclaim earlier this year, was something of a surprise. Netflix then have been quick to capitalise, snappily rolling out another run barely four months later, with the likeable quintet all returning for more lifestyle revamping. Details are so far scant, but the show’s culture guru Karamo Brown has hinted that women and the trans community could be featured. World Cup 2018: Portugal v Spain BBC One, 6.20pm The pick of this week’s World Cup matches happens on day two at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi and comes from Group B. Expect a tense affair as Spain, who suffered the ignominy of failing to make it to the knockout rounds four years ago, take on their bitter rivals Portugal. The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Former footballer Dennis Wise heads the team of celebrity hopefuls, joined by Katie Price, Roman Kemp, Bez and Binky Felstead.Wise struggles with a fiendish skill game, while a number-based challenge sets Felstead’s head spinning. Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Jane McDonald wraps up her Antipodean adventure in New Zealand’s North Island. She rubs noses with a Maori tribe in Napier, explores Rotorua’s dramatic geothermal landscapes and views Auckland’s skyline from a helicopter. Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.40pm This is a final bout of topical treats from veteran impressionist Tracey Ullman. Favourites Angela Merkel and Rupert Murdoch get a look in, alongside more takes on Jeremy Corbyn, Michael Gove and Nanny, the dedicated carer of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Africa: A Journey Into Music BBC Four, 10.00pm Apart from the occasional act on Later… with Jools Holland, world music doesn’t get much airtime on our TVs, so this beguiling series helmed by DJ Rita Ray offers a welcome insight into its traditions. For her final foray, Ray heads to Mali, home to more Grammy award-winning artists than any other African country. From her attempts at a sinuous wedding dance to meeting renowned harp player Toumani Diabaté, Ray’s journey is full of stirring encounters. TD Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive Channel 5, 10.00pm A fitting reminder of Dale Winton’s easy-going charm, this swansong travelogue series resumes after a hiatus with our host in ocean-front Miami. Highlights include a trip to Little Havana, the city’s Cuban quarter, and a look at fashion designer Versace’s opulent former home. TD Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm In a similar but distinct way to Ridley Scott’s masterful original, Blade Runner 2049 mulls one of the meatiest questions around: is surface all that there is, or do life’s currents run deeper than the things we can see, hear and touch? Denis Villeneuve’s film toys with both options, making neither a comfort – and in the process, maps out a provocative blockbuster. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star. Red (2010) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm A starry line-up of actors of pensionable age is the attraction of this light-hearted adaptation of Warren Ellis’s graphic novel, and it’s hard to resist Helen Mirren with a submachine gun. RED stands for “Retired Extremely Dangerous”, which is what the CIA has labelled former agents Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mirren, who team up to find out who has marked them for assassination, and why. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ★★★★★ Channel 4, 11.40pm Soaked in sex, drugs and scandal, Martin Scorsese’s epic is based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent the Nineties illegally amassing a vast personal fortune. With a fantastic performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, this morally bankrupt romp was lauded by audiences and critics alike. Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie co-star. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show BBC Two, 7.00pm; not Scotland or Wales Anyone mourning the end of the Chelsea Flower Show can seek solace in the RHS’s newest horticultural event, the Chatsworth Flower Show. Although its debut last year was marred by inclement weather, the event deserves to become a magnet for enthusiasts, its USP being its setting in the glorious Capability Brown-designed gardens of Derbyshire’s most famous stately home. This year’s occasion features a show-stopping installation of more than 100 varieties of orchid, a floral river display of 12,000 Cosmos, and eight art installations dotted among the 1,000-acre estate. We begin with Gardeners’ World favourites Carol Klein, Adam Frost and Arit Anderson giving us an overview of the five-day event. Among the five show gardens, the most intriguing-sounding are Elspeth Stockwell’s John Deere Garden, which celebrates 100 years of tractors, and Chris Myers’ Hay Time in the Dales, which is a celebration of wildflower meadows. The gardening experts ask whether conifers are coming back into fashion and explore Chatsworth’s rich orchid history – the Victorian head gardener Joseph Paxton introduced 80 species there. If the weather holds, RHS Chatsworth should become a jewel in the RHS crown. VP Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm This over-egged cookery contest, with too many judges, hasn’t recreated Great British Bake Off’s magic, but goes down easily enough. This week, the five remaining amateurs create a sharing feast and a dish of squid or mackerel. VP Supershoppers Channel 4, 8.00pm This perky take on the consumer show, hosted by Anna Richardson and Sabrina Grant, storms back with an item attacking John Lewis. They argue that the department store’s price promise can’t always be believed, alongside other items looking at faddy dairy-free milks and battery life. VP Secrets of the Chocolate Factory: Inside Cadbury Channel 5, 9.00pm This breezy documentary looks at the history of our favourite chocolate brand, from its founding as a well-meaning Victorian social experiment to the hostile takeover by Kraft in 2010. It’s packed fuller than a Fruit & Nut bar with fascinating titbits, making it a satisfying treat. VP Mock the Week BBC Two, 10.00pm TV’s most competitive panel show is back to take a sideways look at the news, with James Acaster and Zoe Lyons among the stand-ups joining stalwart Hugh Dennis and host Dara O’Briain. Donald Trump and Brexit ensure there’s be no shortage of material. VP Quantico Alibi, 9.00pm Priyanka Chopra, a close friend of the duchess formerly known as Meghan Markle, guest stars in the third run of this crime thriller. This new series, set three years after the last, sees Chopra’s ex-FBI agent, Alex Parrish, living under a pseudonym, until men with guns find her. VP Billions Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm It’s a pleasure to watch Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis slug it out each week as hot-shot attorney Chuck and shady banker Axe in this drama about high finance. This week, Axe and Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) fall out over her worth to the firm. VP Missions BBC Four, from 10.00pm Another double helping of the French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars, in bite-sized 25-minute chunks. This week, Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) wallows in memories of her father, while back in 1960s’ Moscow we meet Vladimir Komarov (Arben Bajraktaraj), who was a real cosmonaut. VP Two Rode Together (1961) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 12.20pm Working for the first time with director John Ford, James Stewart stars in this slow western, based on the novel Comanche Captives by Will Cook and which has thematic echoes of Ford’s The Searchers. Guthrie McCabe (Stewart) is a corrupt town marshal who is hired by a Cavalry lieutenant (Richard Widmark) to help rescue captives held by the Comanche in 1880s Texas. Shirley Jones co-stars. Calendar Girls (2003) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Greats, 6.00pm This gentle, eye-moistening comedy, which has been turned into a successful play, is based on the true story of a group of Women’s Institute members in Yorkshire who raised money for leukaemia research by posing naked for a calendar. Helen Mirren, Julie Walters and Celia Imrie are among the women stripping off (well, more or less: certain body parts are always obscured by tea- cups, cream buns, etc). The Karate Kid (1984) ★★★★☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm One of the Eighties’ best-loved films, and far superior to the 2010 remake starring Jaden Smith (son of Will). It tells the story of bullied Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio), who’s taken under the wing of handyman Mr Miyagi (Pat Morita) and taught how to wash cars and paint fences. Of course, this turns out to be masterly martial arts training. Elisabeth Shue also stars as Larusso’s love interest Ali. Friday 8 June YouTube blogger Alfie Deyes, actress Jorgie Porter, long jumper Greg Rutherford, Dame Kelly Holmes, and MC Big Narstie take part in The Crystal Maze Credit: Channel 4 The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Channel 4’s successful reboot of the cult Eighties series continues its golden run of form with another charity special featuring people who, in the words of Maze Master Richard Ayoade, “we have all agreed, for some reason, to call… celebrities”. Ayoade is unstinting in his good-natured jibes, and his targets are equally obliging in laughing them off: this time around, it’s Olympians Kelly Holmes and Greg Rutherford, Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter, YouTube vlogger Alfie Deyes and grime MC Big Narstie. The latter comes in for the roughest ride, and indeed you may not see a more agonising sequence all year than Big Narstie wrestling with Jarhead’s (Adam Buxton) not-enormously taxing riddles, but his utter delight at being involved (“I’m GASSED!”) earns him a pass. The tasks are the usual ingenious grab-bag, honouring the heritage of the series while also advancing it, from the daft (balancing on space hoppers) to the fiendish (blowing a ball around a maze with “directional guffs” from an air pump). For his part, Ayoade once again proves himself the natural heir to Richard O’Brien in surreal wit (pace Ed Tudor-Pole and Stephan Merchant), and the cause, Stand Up 2 Cancer, is unimpeachable. GT Dispatches: After Grenfell Channel 4, 7.30pm In spite of a wealth of promises in the wake of the catastrophic fire in Grenfell Tower, claims abound that too many of the country’s tower blocks remain unsafe. Ed Howker investigates whether expert advice has been heeded and looks at the risks, both existing and newly discovered, for the tower’s residents. GT Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Channel 5’s first-ever Bafta-winning show returns for a trip down under, with former cruise ship singer Jane McDonald exploring Sydney, Tasmania, Dunedin and Christchurch. GT Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.30pm Ullman continues to play to her strengths with her roll call of uncanny impersonations of famous people. Theresa May, Angela Merkle and Nicola Sturgeon are back, along with her bizarrely convincing Michael Gove, while Jacob Rees-Mogg (Liam Hourican) and his Nanny (Ullman) endure yet more humiliation. GT Arctic Monkeys Live at the BBC BBC Two, 11.05pm Alex Turner and his band play selections from their divisive new album, Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino, as well as a few oldies, including A Certain Romance, to reassure their more conservative fans. GT Cloak and Dagger Amazon Prime, from today Marvel’s latest TV offering is this teen series in which Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) discover new, mysteriously connected superpowers. GT Sense8 Netflix, from today The Wachowskis’ kaleidoscopic saga ends with a two-hour episode created after its fans demanded closure when the series was axed. With Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) missing, Capheus (Toby Onwumere) running for office, Sun Bak (Bae Doona) on the run and the mysterious Chairman still at large, there’s no shortage of loose ends. GT The Staircase Netflix, from today This 2004 eight-parter documented the 16-year court battle over the fate of novelist Michael Peterson, accused of pushing his wife down the stairs to her death. Landing on Netflix with new, equally gripping episodes, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s series is both the old and the new Making a Murderer. GT The Way Way Back (2013) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.55pm This coming-of-age story feels like familiar terrain, but it’s agreeably done. Duncan (Liam James) learns about life, love and self-esteem from a gang of water-park employees, including the excellent Sam Rockwell, when forced to go on holiday with his mother (Toni Collette) and her boyfriend (Steve Carrell). The script flows and there’s enough melancholy and edge to the overall comic tone for its charm to prevail. Bend It Like Beckham (2002) ★★★☆☆ ITV, 10.45pm Keira Knightley’s career kicked off with this feelgood football-themed comedy drama from Bhaji on the Beach director Gurinder Chadha. She stars alongside Parminder Nagra as one of two 18-year-old girls who set out to make it as professional footballers, despite their families’ best efforts to stop them. Next of Kin’s Archie Panjabi and Shaznay Lewis (of reunited Nineties girl band All Saints fame) co-star. Platoon (1986) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 11.00pm This is a chance to see a young Charlie Sheen at the start of his turbulent career. The horrors of the Vietnam War are seen through the prism of a fresh-faced college dropout (Sheen) who finds himself in the thick of battle while Willem Dafoe plays his sympathetic sergeant. Director Oliver Stone used his own experiences of serving in the US army during the war to inform this harrowing film that won four Oscars. Saturday 9 June Controversial: the writer and intellectual Germaine Greer is profiled Credit: BBC Germaine Bloody Greer BBC Two, 9.00pm The personal views of Germaine Greer once had a universality and pungency about them that the world so desperately needed. But her recent comments about rape, violence on TV and transpeople, by contrast, resemble self-important trolling: wilfully controversial, dreadfully retrograde and a blight on a considerable legacy. This thrilling profile is a reminder of why she still matters, albeit perhaps more for what she was than what she has become. Novelist Zoë Heller and journalist Rosie Boycott are among those singing her praises, while Greer herself proves as unable as ever to avoid calling out a daft question or savaging a sacred cow. The footage is exciting and superbly mounted by director Clare Beavan. Whether it’s Greer’s early films, her steadfastness in the face of the abuse sent her way after The Female Eunuch was published, and her evisceration of Norman Mailer during a famous 1971 set-to in New York, Greer remains a most rugged individual. “I don’t think Germaine and the word ‘sisterhood’ are natural bedfellows,” reckons Boycott. What about that legacy? “I don’t do regret and I don’t do things that I regret,” Greer concludes. By any standards, a remarkable life. Gabriel Tate Trooping the Colour BBC One, 10.30am Marking the official birthday of the Queen, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards will conduct their annual pageant on Horse Guards Parade, introduced by Huw Edwards and with J J Chalmers offering behind-the-scenes insights. There are highlights at 7.30pm on BBC Two. French Open Tennis: The women’s final ITV, 1.30pm Action on the 14th day at Roland Garros features the women’s singles final in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. Jelena Ostapenko met Simona Halep in last year’s showpiece match, where the Latvian defeated the number three seed 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to become the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam tournament and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933. The men’s final, which was won for a record 10th time by Spaniard Rafael Nadal last year, takes place on Sunday at 1.30pm on ITV. Women’s International One-Day Cricket: England Women v South Africa Women Sky Sports Main Event, 1.30pm It’s the opening one-day international of the three-match series, which takes place at New Road in Worcester. Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor and Lauren Winfield all return to the England squad after missing out on the Indian tour. World Cup-winning duo Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley miss out, however. International Rugby Union: South Africa v England Sky Sports Main Event, 3.00pm This afternoon England will be looking to dispatch the Springboks at a venue Eddie Jones has described as the “spiritual home of rugby”. They’ve not won at Ellis Park in Johannesburg since 1972 – their only triumph at the venue – and their last appearance here was a 36-27 defeat under Stuart Lancaster in 2012. Ellis Park was the setting for the Springboks’ World Cup final victory over New Zealand in 1995 and one of the sport’s finest moments – Nelson Mandela handing Francois Pienaar the Webb Ellis Cup. “It will be hostile but it’s fantastic and I am so excited about it,” says Jones. “In world rugby who do you want to beat? The Springboks at Ellis Park.” Owen Farrell will captain England, while the hugely talented New Zealand-born flanker Brad Shields is expected to play a part for the visitors. The River Wye with Will Millard BBC Two, 5.30pm; Scotland, 2.45pm After deconstructing the exploration documentary in the fascinating and alarming My Year with the Tribe, explorer Will Millard is on slightly surer ground with this new series in which he journeys down the River Wye. He begins his journey with a search for the river’s source on the slopes of Plynlimon, before he has an encounter with an entrepreneurial local sheep farmer. Take Me Out: Over 50s Special ITV, 8.00pm Three “older gentlemen” (I’m sure host Paddy McGuinness will make plenty of gags here) face 30 single “Golden Girls”, including a former nun and an ex-partner of action hero Jason Statham, in this one-off special of the ever-popular dating show. Hidden BBC Four, 9.00pm After Hinterland and Keeping Faith comes the BBC’s latest Welsh language crime thriller. Hidden has a familiar set-up – the discovery of a young girl’s body in a disused quarry tears a small community apart – but Sian Reese-Williams and Sion Alun Davies as DIs Cadi John and Owen Vaughan area leading pair to reckon with, and the atmosphere of unease benefits hugely from the mountainous surroundings. Come Together: the Rise of the Festival Sky Arts, 9.00pm The line-up for this documentary would grace any festival, with Pete Townshend and Noel Gallagher among the interviewees explaining the evolution of the modern music festival from its earliest jazz and blues incarnations in Newport, through the hippy beanfeasts of Monterey and Woodstock to Glastonbury and Coachella. There are also contributions from those who promote and document festivals, including Michael Eavis and D A Pennebaker. GT A Girl’s Guide to TV BBC Two, 10.00pm; not NI Comedian Rachel Parris of The Mash Report presents her typically tongue-in-cheek advice for women looking to get ahead in television. GT Maleficent (2014) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 6.05pm Angelina Jolie stars as the titular Maleficent in Disney’s live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, which follows her from a carefree fairy to Mistress of All Evil, muddling the distinction between hero and villain. Maleficent is happy in a kingdom of peculiar CGI beasts until her heart is broken by Stefan (Sharlto Copley), who inherits the throne. Seeking vengeance, she curses his baby, Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Thor: The Dark World (2013) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 10.35pm This is a follow-up to the popular Norse god/superhero blockbuster. The rather flabby plot is alleviated by Chris Hemsworth’s hearty charisma, which provides frequent relief from Natalie Portman’s bland damsel-in-distress (attempts to beef up her character by making her an astrophysicist are undermined by her constant fainting). Highlights include Thor sliding down The Gherkin skyscraper. Made in Dagenham (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC Two, 11.45pm Industrial action in pursuit of equal pay for women doesn’t sound too thrilling a subject, but Nigel Cole’s (Calendar Girls) film, based around the real-life strike from 1968, turns out to be a rousing crowd-pleaser. Sally Hawkins plays the reluctant ringleader of the workers who sew car seats at Ford’s Dagenham plant; Bob Hoskins is a union rep; Miranda Richardson is wonderful as Labour MP Barbara Castle. Sunday 10 June Smoldering: Aidan Turner returns as the eponymous hero Credit: BBC Poldark BBC One, 9.00pm Not since Daniel Craig emerged from the waves in Casino Royale has there been so much fuss over a pair of wet pecs. Yes, Poldark is back for a fourth series and star Aidan Turner bares his chest for the fans in an opening scene that, if nothing else, suggests that he’s spent a lot of time exercising since the end of series three. This opener finds our swashbuckling hero Ross Poldark (Turner) back in full-on Cornish crusader mode when, following a disturbance in Truro, he locks horns with old enemy George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) over the fate of three good pals accused of riot and murder. Meanwhile, his flame-haired wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) can’t fend off her intimate longings following that illicit clinch in the dunes with poetry-penning aristo Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse) – who, with the announcement of a general election, looks set to be diverted into a career at Westminster. But as Dr Dwight (Luke Norris) is at pains to point out, Armitage has a delicate constitution that might not suit the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics. Could Ross be persuaded to think again about throwing his hat in the ring? Gerard O’Donovan One-Day International Cricket: Scotland v England Sky Sports Main Event, 10.30am Having responded brilliantly to tie the Test series with Pakistan 1-1, England now turn their attention to Scotland, with this ODI at the Grange in Edinburgh. Songs of Praise BBC One, 1.25pm A year on from the Grenfell Tower disaster, Aled Jones presents a commemorative special edition exploring how the local community in North Kensington is coping and recovering. Britain Celebrates Live: 100 Years of Women’s Votes BBC One, 2.00pm Live coverage of today’s public processions through Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Tonight’s Antiques Roadshow, at 8pm, also takes up the theme, devoting its time to items with links to remarkable women. Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix Sky Sports Main Event, 5.30pm After a Monaco Grand Prix that left championship leader Lewis Hamilton, in his words, “cold”, all eyes are on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, where Daniel Riccardio will be aiming to win back-to-back races. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 ITV, 6.30pm Live from Old Trafford, it’s the annual England v World XI charity football match between teams mixing celebrities and professional athletes. This year Robbie Williams’s England is taking on a team of international stars led by Usain Bolt. Other players include Mo Farah, Gordon Ramsay, Olly Murs, and Eric Cantona, and there’s live music from Jessie Ware. Countryfile BBC One, 7.00pm The last of three specials heads for Sandringham in Norfolk, the most private of the Royal retreats. Matt Baker discovers one of the Queen’s less-known interests – racing pigeons – while Ellie Harrison learns more about her love of horses. GO Patrick Melrose Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Benedict Cumberbatch’s brilliantly judged bravura performance has been one of the television highlights of 2018. Tonight, he brings the series to an entertaining and emotionally charged close as Patrick, separated and back in London in 2006, hopes to put the past to rest following his mother’s funeral. Cosby: The Women Speak Sony Crime Channel, 9.00pm Following Bill Cosby’s conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, here’s another opportunity to see the A&E network’s 2015 one-hour special in which the extent of the allegations against the former TV icon for predatory sexual behaviour came to light. Over a dozen of the 50-plus women who accused him of rape and sexual assault going back decades talk of their experiences on screen for the first time, and how statute of limitation laws threatened to deprive them of justice. GO Despicable Me 2 (2013) ★★★☆☆ ITV2, 5.10pm Despicable Me, 2010’s animated supervillain comedy, had a neat enough premise. It’s gone in this sequel, though, as Steve Carell’s bald antihero, Gru, is now a reformed soul, occupied with childcare rather than dastardly plots to steal the moon. Gru’s Minions – those knee-high yellow Tic-Tacs – provide the film’s one inspired idea as they’re injected with mutating serum by the film’s mystery baddy. Hulk (2003) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 6.15pm Ang Lee’s dark and stylised version (a split screen mimics the panels of a comic book page) of the Incredible Hulk’s adventures is one of the best and underrated Marvel adaptations, even if it’s too complex at times. Eric Bana stars as Bruce, a scientist who’s exposed to gamma radiation and becomes a not-so-jolly green giant. This is a rampaging tale with bold special effects. Jennifer Connolly co-stars as his love interest. It (2017) ★★★★☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm Stephen King’s evil clown tale is no laughing matter. First a Warners miniseries in 1990, starring an unforgettable Tim Curry, and now a two-part film version. Here we continue the terrifying tale of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), but jump forward three decades to the summer of 1988, buying into the current vogue for Eighties teen-flick nostalgia. The scary stuff is petrifying when it peaks. Monday 11 June Community spirit: those affected by the fire tell their stories Credit: BBC Grenfell BBC One, 8.30pm Bafta-winning director Ben Anthony’s unmissable documentary about last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy opens with a sea of faces, all of which gain poignant individual focus as the film progresses. The blaze at the 24-storey block of public housing in the London borough of Kensington, which resulted in 72 deaths, left a lasting impression in those featured here as each person tells their unique story about the horrific events and their impact. Survivors who lost their homes, the bereaved, bystanders and police all share their stories, although it’s a surprising omission that the firefighters who witnessed the horrors first hand don’t offer their account. Split screens give multiple perspectives on the same moment, and what starts out as a patchwork of personal experience knits together into a mighty whole, the collective voice of a community broken but defiant. In fact, much of the film focuses on the efforts of those affected to unite in the face of seeming indifference from the local council, who also have their say. As the ongoing inquiry continues, this devastating account offers a damning testament of its own, rife with accusations of injustice and neglect, underpinned by blistering rage and grief. Toby Dantzic Fight Like a Girl BBC One, 7.30pm The ferocious sport of female wrestling comes under the spotlight with this lively film following Scottish fighter Kimberly Benson. She combines a gruelling training regime with her daytime job, as she aims for her first world title in Japan. Long Lost Family: What Happened Next ITV, 9.00pm Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall catch up with families they’ve reunited. Cathie Cutler Evans, who met her half-sister in 2016, has found joy in her extended clan. But for Maureen Charlton, separated from her brother Michael for 40 years, progress been painstaking. Dan Snow’s Norman Walks PBS America, 9.00pm Dan Snow sorts fact from fiction as he investigates the history of Norman Britain in this new series. He starts off on the Sussex coast, where aided by evidence from the Bayeux Tapestry, he pieces together William the Conqueror’s 11th-century coastal invasion. Flowers Channel 4, 10.00pm Will Sharpe’s gloriously dark comedy about a dysfunctional family returns with a double bill, then continues each night this week. A seemingly chipper Maurice (Julian Bennett) and Deborah (Olivia Colman) are on a caravanning holiday, while daughter Amy (Sophia di Martino) has a brash new girlfriend. Storyville: City Of Ghosts BBC Four, 10.30pm There are images of death in Matthew Heineman’s film so harrowing that it’s hard to keep watching, but these are the sights that Heineman’s subject, rebel group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered, face daily. The renegade collective have made it their task to secretly film the atrocities committed by Isil in the Syrian city of Raqqa, and show the rest of the world the reality of the regime. It’s an astonishing act of citizen-led journalism, and the participants’ fear and grief, as well as their sense of purpose, are starkly captured in Heineman’s blunt and brutal chronicle of a city in turmoil. TD Prisons Uncovered: Out Of Control? ITV, 10.45pm; Scotland, 11.05pm; Wales, 11.15pm; not UTV In 2016, HMP Birmingham saw the worst prison riot for 25 years, in which 600 inmates were freed from their cells. This sobering documentary looks at the factors behind the incident and reflects on the prison system. TD Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor stars in this so-so John le Carré adaptation as poetry lecturer Perry Makepeace, who becomes embroiled in negotiations to bring Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), a well-connected Russian oligarch, into the fold of British intelligence. Skarsgård is the standout here, charging into his role with pungency, playing Dima as a bedraggled beast of Moscow’s criminal underworld. The Shining (1980) ★★★★★ TCM, 9.00pm Set in a deserted hotel that’s in the care of writer Jack (Jack Nicholson) and his family for the winter, Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant psycho-horror, based on the novel by Stephen King, is subtly unsettling. But it’s stuffed, too, with unforgettable nerve-jangling shocks, including the moment when the crazed Jack smashes his way through a door with an axe as his wife (Shelley Duvall) cowers in the corner. Teen Wolf (1985) ★★★☆☆ 5STAR, 12.10am Critics howled at this preposterous teenage comedy but audiences loved it, perhaps because it came out shortly after its star Michael J Fox’s finest hour: Back to the Future. The plot – in which Fox’s likeable nerd morphs into a basketball-playing werewolf – is almost as unlikely as the fact that he still looked fresh out of the 11th grade at the ripe old age of 25. An unparalleled analysis of puberty and adolescence. Tuesday 12 June Hitting the books: Tanisha is a pupil at Townley Grammar Credit: BBC Grammar Schools: Who Will Get In? BBC Two, 9.00pm; Scotland & Wales, 11.15pm Jamie Pickup’s series has walked a tightrope with considerable skill, highlighting the inarguable inequities of our educational system that favours a selective approach, while also acknowledging its considerable benefits and observing the situation from the points of view of both pupils and teachers. It concludes with mock GCSE exams approaching and students at Erith School, a secondary modern, and neighbouring institution Townley Grammar, having to assess their suitability for further education. Some, it’s fair to say, are taking it more seriously than others. Townley pupil Tanisha is underperforming and low on confidence, yet keen to raise her game and nurtured by staff aware of her limitations and capabilities. At Erith, meanwhile, Denisa is angling for a place in Townley Sixth Form and seems more than capable of attaining it, but staffing shortages are crippling science classes amid an endless round of supply teachers and stand-ins. “It keeps me awake at night,” says the admirable faculty head Mr Appiah-Gates. It’s a desperately difficult situation and one that reaches an unexpected conclusion, as common ground is found between two unlikely bedfellows. Gabriel Tate The Champions Netflix, from today Created by Mindy Kaling, this new NBC sitcom plays a bachelor gym owner (Anders Holm) off against his gay, estranged son-cum-new flatmate (the brilliant J J Totah). Smartly written and nimbly performed, it’s a solid mainstream hit. Ackley Bridge Channel 4, 8.00pm Matt Evans and Penny Woolcock continue to keep an implausible number of plates spinning as the fizzy pre-watershed drama continues to conduct its handbrake narrative turns. Both Jordan (Samuel Bottomley) and Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) handle cash shortages in an equally desperate manner, and the arrival of Steve’s ex Claire (Kimberly Walsh) puts head teacher Mandy’s (Jo Joyner) nose out of joint. Our Girl BBC One, 9.00pm Georgie (Michelle Keegan) learns an astonishing secret about the local crime boss, before a major rescue operation begins as the flawed but well-meaning military drama continues. Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera ITV, 9.00pm ITV lays down its prime-time weapons as the World Cup looms, as demonstrated by this daft three-part series of incidents filmed at 30,000 feet. These include what an engine explosion feels like to those on board the plane to the impact of volcanic ash and an extraordinarily dramatic landing. Seeing Daylight: the Photography of Dorothy Bohm Sky Arts, 9.00pm Arriving in England in 1939 to escape the Nazis, Dorothy Bohm became a pioneer of street photography and portraiture of deep humanity. This profile examines her life and work. Elvis: the Searcher Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Based on Peter Guralnick’s epochal two-part biography, Thom Zimny’s HBO epic is a treat, focusing as much on Presley the man as Elvis the icon, Part one follows him out of Tupelo, into Sun Records and on to the US army, with part two’s fall, rise and fall again airing Wednesday at 10.00pm. GT Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia BBC One, 10.45pm; NI, 11.10pm; Scot, 11.45pm First shown on BBC Three, this harrowing film follows 29-year-old Liane, seeking treatment for the titular condition which has left her self-worth in tatters. GT Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.50pm Kevin Costner clearly likes a baseball movie – he’s made five of them. In this one he’s an Iowa farmer instructed by a mysterious voice to build a baseball pitch in the middle of a cornfield, which is soon occupied by a gang of ghostly players from the past. Enjoyably dotty, and responsible for the misquote, “If you build it, they will come” – it’s actually “he will come” – the fantasy is elevated by brilliant performances all around. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm The fifth film in the Die Hard franchise takes place in Russia, where our hero, Bruce Willis’s now grizzled John McClane, arrives in Moscow to hunt for his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney). McClane suspects that he may have become a drug dealer, but it transpires he is in fact working undercover for the CIA, and Dad blunders in on him mid-mission. An enjoyable but clunky thriller. The Departed (2006) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Nothing beats watching a great director in his comfort zone. Martin Scorsese’s gangland thriller – the film that finally won him an Oscar – is riveting. The plot revolves around the local police force’s efforts to stamp out Boston crime lord Frank Costello (a magnificently malevolent Jack Nicholson). There are powerhouse performances, too, from Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. Wednesday 13 June From Russia with love: David Dimbleby Credit: BBC Putin’s Russia with David Dimbleby BBC One, 9.00pm, Wales, 11.05pm “In a democracy if you fail to deliver on economic promises, if you surround yourself with cronies and use the law to suppress opposition, you would rightly be thrown out on your ear. But this is Russia, they do things differently here…” So begins David Dimbleby’s thoughtful film in which – as the eyes of the world turn towards Moscow for the 2018 World Cup football tournament – he takes the opportunity to cast an eye over Vladimir Putin’s 18 years as leader and assess the state of Russia today, especially in regard to the West. What he finds is a country in deep economic crisis yet with a people that seem to happily hero-worship Putin and mostly accept a state machine that controls almost every aspect of their lives with the willing assistance of security services, media, military and church. Dimbleby meets ordinary contented Russians as well as protesters, human rights lawyers, journalists and official spokespeople, coming away with a sense, ultimately, that Putin’s popularity is rooted in his strongman image and media-backed levels of suspicion and hostility towards the West unseen since the end of the Cold War. Gerard O’Donovan The Fight for Women’s Bodies BBC Three, from 10.00am Following the landmark vote to legalise abortion in the Republic of Ireland, Ellie Flynn looks back at the issues through the eyes of campaigners on both sides. Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow Channel 4, 8.00pm Here is a visit to the Isle of Wight, where Peter Snow and his team set out to restore an 1864 wooden train carriage that has served as a holiday chalet since it was decommissioned in the Twenties. Before Grenfell: A Hidden History BBC Two, 9.00pm A year since the Grenfell Tower fire, residents of Kensington relate how the London borough has become the most unequal place in Britain, with the gap between rich and poor once again as extreme as in the 1860s when developers first built housing for the rich in Notting Hill next to the worst slum in London. Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts BBC Four, 9.00pm Millions of years have gone into the human body: lots of great evolutionary adaptations but lots of imperfections, too. In a film that’s as entertaining as it is instructive, anatomist Alice Roberts takes on a challenge to design a better body than the one we get at birth. The Fast Fix: Diabetes ITV, 9.00pm Anita Rani presents a new two-part series exploring whether it is possible for people suffering from type 2 diabetes to reverse the condition by adhering to a radical diet. By consuming just 800 calories a day, can they “fast themselves better”? Concludes tomorrow Big Beasts: Last of the Giants Sky One, 9.00pm Biologist Patrick Aryee explores why size matters in the natural world. Beginning in the Americas, he checks out the planet’s largest predator, the sperm whale; comes face to face with a grizzly bear and gets rather too close to an anaconda that’s as long as a bus. GO How to Start an Airline Channel 4, 10.30pm This documentary follows Bangladeshi-British entrepreneur Kazi Shafiqur Rahman as he attempts to break into the fiercely competitive airline industry while also fulfilling the demands of his faith by insisting that the airline must comply with the teachings of Islam. GO Regarding Henry (1991) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 6.50pm Telling the story of a hotshot lawyer (Harrison Ford) who learns to question his values after a head injury, this film formed a companion piece to Wolf (1994), with Jack Nicholson as a publisher who is bitten by a wolf and turns into a boardroom predator. Directed by Mike Nichols, whose Oscar-winning movie The Graduate was a cinematic landmark of the 1960s, it’s a bit of an embarrassment, but interesting nevertheless. Source Code (2011) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Jake Gyllenhaal repeatedly finds himself reliving the last eight minutes in the life of a man on board a train which is about to be destroyed by a bomb as part of an experiment. Meanwhile, scientists Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright are monitoring Gyllenhaal’s exploits. Duncan Jones confirmed the promise of his directing debut Moon with this thrilling whodunit, which also serves as a moving meditation on life. Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★★☆ Syfy, 10.00pm Michael Keaton is an actor of rare versatility (as his triumphant role in Birdman proved). In this cult, Oscar-winning film by Tim Burton, Keaton shines as a con artist ghost called Beetlejuice, who aims to help two other ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to scare the obnoxious new residents out of their old house. But he then falls for lovely goth Lydia (Winona Ryder), the family’s daughter. Thursday 14 June It’s kicking off: Mark Pugatch (centre) leads ITV’s presenting team Credit: ITV FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony ITV, 2.30pm Regardless of how you think Russia got to be awarded the 21st staging of football’s biggest tournament (by corrupt means or otherwise), it’s time to cast those aspersions aside because the Russia 2018 championship is here. But, two hours before a ball is kicked, the opening ceremony marks the official start of the highest prize in football. And as we all know, entertaining opening ceremonies can be a great curtain-raiser for sport events, if they are done well – think the London 2012 Olympics. This one takes place at the 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium, which is the jewel in Russia’s crown of stadiums and will also host the final on July 15. Mark Pougatch presents the live coverage of the ceremony, which is headlined by actor and rapper Will Smith and Nicky Jam, who will perform Live It Up, the official World Cup song, which has received mixed reviews. As well as that, the ceremony will include local performers showing off different aspects of Russian culture, with gymnasts and trampolinists in among the fireworks and performances on display. The matches get under way following the ceremony with the host nation against Saudi Arabia. Clive Morgan Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm While the BBC’s post-Bake Off cookery contest may not have set the world alight, it’s given the judges plenty to get their teeth into. This week, it’s the final, and three challenges stand between the contestants and the title: a summer favourite, their best main course and a pudding. Springwatch 2018 BBC Two, 8.00pm After three weeks of cute animals, Springwatch comes to an end with Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and co reliving this year’s best moments at Sherborne Park Estate. The Trouble with Women with Anne Robinson BBC One, 9.00pm As a journalist and TV presenter, Anne Robinson shattered the glass ceiling as she built her career. She imagined that now, 50 years later, we’d be much closer to achieving equality than we are. With the ongoing discussions about gender pay, Robinson asks women around the UK what’s preventing parity? Inside HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs Channel 5, 9.00pm Wormwood Scrubs has had some infamous inmates: from serial killers Ian Brady and Peter Sutcliffe to rockers Pete Docherty and Keith Richards. This documentary exploring the prison’s history tells the stories of a Soviet spy who escaped from the jail and its best-known inmate, Charles Bronson. CM Missions BBC Four, 10.00pm and 10.20pm The absorbing French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars concludes with its final double header. This week, psychiatrist Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) discovers the reason behind cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s (Arben Bajraktaraj) mission. I Am Evidence Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm Even though Mariska Hargitay spent almost 20 years as crime fighter Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU, nothing prepared her for what she was to learn in real life. In this shocking documentary, Hargitay investigates the flaws in the US justice system that have allowed tens of thousands of rape kits to go untested for years. It’s a tough film to watch at times, especially as it highlights the issue through deeply personal and harrowing, first-person accounts from four women whose attacks are still fresh in their minds decades after the assaults due to a lack of closure. “I felt like my body was a crime scene,” one of the women recalls. CM Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) ★★★☆☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm Will Ferrell fans will need little encouragement to lap up this affectionate send-up of Nascar racing, redneck culture and male bonding. Ferrell pays a Nascar speed-demon who is challenged by a gay, French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen), to see who is the ultimate racer. It’s a full throttle comedy that plays to Ferrell’s strengths. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) ★★★☆☆ Horror Channel, 9.00pm French director Alexandre Aja makes his Hollywood debut with this grim but gripping remake of Wes Craven’s semi-cult horror film about a family battling a brood of mutants in the New Mexico desert. Aja ups the visceral violence, and the characters – including Ted Levine and Kathleen Quinlan as the parents – are sufficiently well-drawn to make the outcome shocking. The Ghost (2010) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor plays a talented ghost writer, who lands a lucrative contract to edit the memoirs of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), the former UK Prime Minister, in this Roman Polanski adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Soon after, Lang is accused of committing a war crime and the Ghost finds himself drawn into a world of dangerous secrets that put his life at risk. This is a deeply unsettling thriller. Friday 15 June One connected flow: Dan Jones on the Grand Union Canal Building Britain’s Canals Channel 5, 8.00pm His tattoos may have a nerdish medieval theme, but historian Dan Jones still seems too hip to be fronting a stuffy-sounding series about Britain’s iconic canals. Jones’s lively style and eye for interesting detail, however, keeps this subject surprisingly fresh, as he begins this three-part run with a look at the Grand Union Canal, the longest stretch of man-made waterway in Britain. It’s a story that reaches back 200 years, when the demands of the Industrial Revolution called for a speedy way to move goods between Birmingham and London, and the country’s engineering super-brains found ingenious means to link seven separate channels into one connected flow. As Jones explains, while the financial benefits were big, construction of the Grand Union was time consuming and dangerous. The 12-year stop-start struggle to complete the technically complex Blisworth Hill tunnel, for example, saw the deaths of up to 60 workers. Unable to compete with the advent of the speedy steam train, the Grand Union itself soon declined too. The canal is now a source of summertime pleasure, so this is a welcome reminder of its once vital purpose. Toby Dantzic Queer Eye Netflix, from today The success of this heart-warming makeover series, which returned to much acclaim earlier this year, was something of a surprise. Netflix then have been quick to capitalise, snappily rolling out another run barely four months later, with the likeable quintet all returning for more lifestyle revamping. Details are so far scant, but the show’s culture guru Karamo Brown has hinted that women and the trans community could be featured. World Cup 2018: Portugal v Spain BBC One, 6.20pm The pick of this week’s World Cup matches happens on day two at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi and comes from Group B. Expect a tense affair as Spain, who suffered the ignominy of failing to make it to the knockout rounds four years ago, take on their bitter rivals Portugal. The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Former footballer Dennis Wise heads the team of celebrity hopefuls, joined by Katie Price, Roman Kemp, Bez and Binky Felstead.Wise struggles with a fiendish skill game, while a number-based challenge sets Felstead’s head spinning. Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Jane McDonald wraps up her Antipodean adventure in New Zealand’s North Island. She rubs noses with a Maori tribe in Napier, explores Rotorua’s dramatic geothermal landscapes and views Auckland’s skyline from a helicopter. Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.40pm This is a final bout of topical treats from veteran impressionist Tracey Ullman. Favourites Angela Merkel and Rupert Murdoch get a look in, alongside more takes on Jeremy Corbyn, Michael Gove and Nanny, the dedicated carer of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Africa: A Journey Into Music BBC Four, 10.00pm Apart from the occasional act on Later… with Jools Holland, world music doesn’t get much airtime on our TVs, so this beguiling series helmed by DJ Rita Ray offers a welcome insight into its traditions. For her final foray, Ray heads to Mali, home to more Grammy award-winning artists than any other African country. From her attempts at a sinuous wedding dance to meeting renowned harp player Toumani Diabaté, Ray’s journey is full of stirring encounters. TD Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive Channel 5, 10.00pm A fitting reminder of Dale Winton’s easy-going charm, this swansong travelogue series resumes after a hiatus with our host in ocean-front Miami. Highlights include a trip to Little Havana, the city’s Cuban quarter, and a look at fashion designer Versace’s opulent former home. TD Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm In a similar but distinct way to Ridley Scott’s masterful original, Blade Runner 2049 mulls one of the meatiest questions around: is surface all that there is, or do life’s currents run deeper than the things we can see, hear and touch? Denis Villeneuve’s film toys with both options, making neither a comfort – and in the process, maps out a provocative blockbuster. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star. Red (2010) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm A starry line-up of actors of pensionable age is the attraction of this light-hearted adaptation of Warren Ellis’s graphic novel, and it’s hard to resist Helen Mirren with a submachine gun. RED stands for “Retired Extremely Dangerous”, which is what the CIA has labelled former agents Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mirren, who team up to find out who has marked them for assassination, and why. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ★★★★★ Channel 4, 11.40pm Soaked in sex, drugs and scandal, Martin Scorsese’s epic is based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent the Nineties illegally amassing a vast personal fortune. With a fantastic performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, this morally bankrupt romp was lauded by audiences and critics alike. Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie co-star. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
What's on TV tonight: RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Supershoppers and more
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show BBC Two, 7.00pm; not Scotland or Wales Anyone mourning the end of the Chelsea Flower Show can seek solace in the RHS’s newest horticultural event, the Chatsworth Flower Show. Although its debut last year was marred by inclement weather, the event deserves to become a magnet for enthusiasts, its USP being its setting in the glorious Capability Brown-designed gardens of Derbyshire’s most famous stately home. This year’s occasion features a show-stopping installation of more than 100 varieties of orchid, a floral river display of 12,000 Cosmos, and eight art installations dotted among the 1,000-acre estate. We begin with Gardeners’ World favourites Carol Klein, Adam Frost and Arit Anderson giving us an overview of the five-day event. Among the five show gardens, the most intriguing-sounding are Elspeth Stockwell’s John Deere Garden, which celebrates 100 years of tractors, and Chris Myers’ Hay Time in the Dales, which is a celebration of wildflower meadows. The gardening experts ask whether conifers are coming back into fashion and explore Chatsworth’s rich orchid history – the Victorian head gardener Joseph Paxton introduced 80 species there. If the weather holds, RHS Chatsworth should become a jewel in the RHS crown. VP Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm This over-egged cookery contest, with too many judges, hasn’t recreated Great British Bake Off’s magic, but goes down easily enough. This week, the five remaining amateurs create a sharing feast and a dish of squid or mackerel. VP Supershoppers Channel 4, 8.00pm This perky take on the consumer show, hosted by Anna Richardson and Sabrina Grant, storms back with an item attacking John Lewis. They argue that the department store’s price promise can’t always be believed, alongside other items looking at faddy dairy-free milks and battery life. VP Secrets of the Chocolate Factory: Inside Cadbury Channel 5, 9.00pm This breezy documentary looks at the history of our favourite chocolate brand, from its founding as a well-meaning Victorian social experiment to the hostile takeover by Kraft in 2010. It’s packed fuller than a Fruit & Nut bar with fascinating titbits, making it a satisfying treat. VP Mock the Week BBC Two, 10.00pm TV’s most competitive panel show is back to take a sideways look at the news, with James Acaster and Zoe Lyons among the stand-ups joining stalwart Hugh Dennis and host Dara O’Briain. Donald Trump and Brexit ensure there’s be no shortage of material. VP Quantico Alibi, 9.00pm Priyanka Chopra, a close friend of the duchess formerly known as Meghan Markle, guest stars in the third run of this crime thriller. This new series, set three years after the last, sees Chopra’s ex-FBI agent, Alex Parrish, living under a pseudonym, until men with guns find her. VP Billions Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm It’s a pleasure to watch Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis slug it out each week as hot-shot attorney Chuck and shady banker Axe in this drama about high finance. This week, Axe and Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) fall out over her worth to the firm. VP Missions BBC Four, from 10.00pm Another double helping of the French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars, in bite-sized 25-minute chunks. This week, Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) wallows in memories of her father, while back in 1960s’ Moscow we meet Vladimir Komarov (Arben Bajraktaraj), who was a real cosmonaut. VP Two Rode Together (1961) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 12.20pm Working for the first time with director John Ford, James Stewart stars in this slow western, based on the novel Comanche Captives by Will Cook and which has thematic echoes of Ford’s The Searchers. Guthrie McCabe (Stewart) is a corrupt town marshal who is hired by a Cavalry lieutenant (Richard Widmark) to help rescue captives held by the Comanche in 1880s Texas. Shirley Jones co-stars. Calendar Girls (2003) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Greats, 6.00pm This gentle, eye-moistening comedy, which has been turned into a successful play, is based on the true story of a group of Women’s Institute members in Yorkshire who raised money for leukaemia research by posing naked for a calendar. Helen Mirren, Julie Walters and Celia Imrie are among the women stripping off (well, more or less: certain body parts are always obscured by tea- cups, cream buns, etc). The Karate Kid (1984) ★★★★☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm One of the Eighties’ best-loved films, and far superior to the 2010 remake starring Jaden Smith (son of Will). It tells the story of bullied Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio), who’s taken under the wing of handyman Mr Miyagi (Pat Morita) and taught how to wash cars and paint fences. Of course, this turns out to be masterly martial arts training. Elisabeth Shue also stars as Larusso’s love interest Ali. Friday 8 June YouTube blogger Alfie Deyes, actress Jorgie Porter, long jumper Greg Rutherford, Dame Kelly Holmes, and MC Big Narstie take part in The Crystal Maze Credit: Channel 4 The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Channel 4’s successful reboot of the cult Eighties series continues its golden run of form with another charity special featuring people who, in the words of Maze Master Richard Ayoade, “we have all agreed, for some reason, to call… celebrities”. Ayoade is unstinting in his good-natured jibes, and his targets are equally obliging in laughing them off: this time around, it’s Olympians Kelly Holmes and Greg Rutherford, Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter, YouTube vlogger Alfie Deyes and grime MC Big Narstie. The latter comes in for the roughest ride, and indeed you may not see a more agonising sequence all year than Big Narstie wrestling with Jarhead’s (Adam Buxton) not-enormously taxing riddles, but his utter delight at being involved (“I’m GASSED!”) earns him a pass. The tasks are the usual ingenious grab-bag, honouring the heritage of the series while also advancing it, from the daft (balancing on space hoppers) to the fiendish (blowing a ball around a maze with “directional guffs” from an air pump). For his part, Ayoade once again proves himself the natural heir to Richard O’Brien in surreal wit (pace Ed Tudor-Pole and Stephan Merchant), and the cause, Stand Up 2 Cancer, is unimpeachable. GT Dispatches: After Grenfell Channel 4, 7.30pm In spite of a wealth of promises in the wake of the catastrophic fire in Grenfell Tower, claims abound that too many of the country’s tower blocks remain unsafe. Ed Howker investigates whether expert advice has been heeded and looks at the risks, both existing and newly discovered, for the tower’s residents. GT Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Channel 5’s first-ever Bafta-winning show returns for a trip down under, with former cruise ship singer Jane McDonald exploring Sydney, Tasmania, Dunedin and Christchurch. GT Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.30pm Ullman continues to play to her strengths with her roll call of uncanny impersonations of famous people. Theresa May, Angela Merkle and Nicola Sturgeon are back, along with her bizarrely convincing Michael Gove, while Jacob Rees-Mogg (Liam Hourican) and his Nanny (Ullman) endure yet more humiliation. GT Arctic Monkeys Live at the BBC BBC Two, 11.05pm Alex Turner and his band play selections from their divisive new album, Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino, as well as a few oldies, including A Certain Romance, to reassure their more conservative fans. GT Cloak and Dagger Amazon Prime, from today Marvel’s latest TV offering is this teen series in which Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) discover new, mysteriously connected superpowers. GT Sense8 Netflix, from today The Wachowskis’ kaleidoscopic saga ends with a two-hour episode created after its fans demanded closure when the series was axed. With Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) missing, Capheus (Toby Onwumere) running for office, Sun Bak (Bae Doona) on the run and the mysterious Chairman still at large, there’s no shortage of loose ends. GT The Staircase Netflix, from today This 2004 eight-parter documented the 16-year court battle over the fate of novelist Michael Peterson, accused of pushing his wife down the stairs to her death. Landing on Netflix with new, equally gripping episodes, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s series is both the old and the new Making a Murderer. GT The Way Way Back (2013) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.55pm This coming-of-age story feels like familiar terrain, but it’s agreeably done. Duncan (Liam James) learns about life, love and self-esteem from a gang of water-park employees, including the excellent Sam Rockwell, when forced to go on holiday with his mother (Toni Collette) and her boyfriend (Steve Carrell). The script flows and there’s enough melancholy and edge to the overall comic tone for its charm to prevail. Bend It Like Beckham (2002) ★★★☆☆ ITV, 10.45pm Keira Knightley’s career kicked off with this feelgood football-themed comedy drama from Bhaji on the Beach director Gurinder Chadha. She stars alongside Parminder Nagra as one of two 18-year-old girls who set out to make it as professional footballers, despite their families’ best efforts to stop them. Next of Kin’s Archie Panjabi and Shaznay Lewis (of reunited Nineties girl band All Saints fame) co-star. Platoon (1986) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 11.00pm This is a chance to see a young Charlie Sheen at the start of his turbulent career. The horrors of the Vietnam War are seen through the prism of a fresh-faced college dropout (Sheen) who finds himself in the thick of battle while Willem Dafoe plays his sympathetic sergeant. Director Oliver Stone used his own experiences of serving in the US army during the war to inform this harrowing film that won four Oscars. Saturday 9 June Controversial: the writer and intellectual Germaine Greer is profiled Credit: BBC Germaine Bloody Greer BBC Two, 9.00pm The personal views of Germaine Greer once had a universality and pungency about them that the world so desperately needed. But her recent comments about rape, violence on TV and transpeople, by contrast, resemble self-important trolling: wilfully controversial, dreadfully retrograde and a blight on a considerable legacy. This thrilling profile is a reminder of why she still matters, albeit perhaps more for what she was than what she has become. Novelist Zoë Heller and journalist Rosie Boycott are among those singing her praises, while Greer herself proves as unable as ever to avoid calling out a daft question or savaging a sacred cow. The footage is exciting and superbly mounted by director Clare Beavan. Whether it’s Greer’s early films, her steadfastness in the face of the abuse sent her way after The Female Eunuch was published, and her evisceration of Norman Mailer during a famous 1971 set-to in New York, Greer remains a most rugged individual. “I don’t think Germaine and the word ‘sisterhood’ are natural bedfellows,” reckons Boycott. What about that legacy? “I don’t do regret and I don’t do things that I regret,” Greer concludes. By any standards, a remarkable life. Gabriel Tate Trooping the Colour BBC One, 10.30am Marking the official birthday of the Queen, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards will conduct their annual pageant on Horse Guards Parade, introduced by Huw Edwards and with J J Chalmers offering behind-the-scenes insights. There are highlights at 7.30pm on BBC Two. French Open Tennis: The women’s final ITV, 1.30pm Action on the 14th day at Roland Garros features the women’s singles final in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. Jelena Ostapenko met Simona Halep in last year’s showpiece match, where the Latvian defeated the number three seed 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to become the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam tournament and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933. The men’s final, which was won for a record 10th time by Spaniard Rafael Nadal last year, takes place on Sunday at 1.30pm on ITV. Women’s International One-Day Cricket: England Women v South Africa Women Sky Sports Main Event, 1.30pm It’s the opening one-day international of the three-match series, which takes place at New Road in Worcester. Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor and Lauren Winfield all return to the England squad after missing out on the Indian tour. World Cup-winning duo Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley miss out, however. International Rugby Union: South Africa v England Sky Sports Main Event, 3.00pm This afternoon England will be looking to dispatch the Springboks at a venue Eddie Jones has described as the “spiritual home of rugby”. They’ve not won at Ellis Park in Johannesburg since 1972 – their only triumph at the venue – and their last appearance here was a 36-27 defeat under Stuart Lancaster in 2012. Ellis Park was the setting for the Springboks’ World Cup final victory over New Zealand in 1995 and one of the sport’s finest moments – Nelson Mandela handing Francois Pienaar the Webb Ellis Cup. “It will be hostile but it’s fantastic and I am so excited about it,” says Jones. “In world rugby who do you want to beat? The Springboks at Ellis Park.” Owen Farrell will captain England, while the hugely talented New Zealand-born flanker Brad Shields is expected to play a part for the visitors. The River Wye with Will Millard BBC Two, 5.30pm; Scotland, 2.45pm After deconstructing the exploration documentary in the fascinating and alarming My Year with the Tribe, explorer Will Millard is on slightly surer ground with this new series in which he journeys down the River Wye. He begins his journey with a search for the river’s source on the slopes of Plynlimon, before he has an encounter with an entrepreneurial local sheep farmer. Take Me Out: Over 50s Special ITV, 8.00pm Three “older gentlemen” (I’m sure host Paddy McGuinness will make plenty of gags here) face 30 single “Golden Girls”, including a former nun and an ex-partner of action hero Jason Statham, in this one-off special of the ever-popular dating show. Hidden BBC Four, 9.00pm After Hinterland and Keeping Faith comes the BBC’s latest Welsh language crime thriller. Hidden has a familiar set-up – the discovery of a young girl’s body in a disused quarry tears a small community apart – but Sian Reese-Williams and Sion Alun Davies as DIs Cadi John and Owen Vaughan area leading pair to reckon with, and the atmosphere of unease benefits hugely from the mountainous surroundings. Come Together: the Rise of the Festival Sky Arts, 9.00pm The line-up for this documentary would grace any festival, with Pete Townshend and Noel Gallagher among the interviewees explaining the evolution of the modern music festival from its earliest jazz and blues incarnations in Newport, through the hippy beanfeasts of Monterey and Woodstock to Glastonbury and Coachella. There are also contributions from those who promote and document festivals, including Michael Eavis and D A Pennebaker. GT A Girl’s Guide to TV BBC Two, 10.00pm; not NI Comedian Rachel Parris of The Mash Report presents her typically tongue-in-cheek advice for women looking to get ahead in television. GT Maleficent (2014) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 6.05pm Angelina Jolie stars as the titular Maleficent in Disney’s live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, which follows her from a carefree fairy to Mistress of All Evil, muddling the distinction between hero and villain. Maleficent is happy in a kingdom of peculiar CGI beasts until her heart is broken by Stefan (Sharlto Copley), who inherits the throne. Seeking vengeance, she curses his baby, Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Thor: The Dark World (2013) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 10.35pm This is a follow-up to the popular Norse god/superhero blockbuster. The rather flabby plot is alleviated by Chris Hemsworth’s hearty charisma, which provides frequent relief from Natalie Portman’s bland damsel-in-distress (attempts to beef up her character by making her an astrophysicist are undermined by her constant fainting). Highlights include Thor sliding down The Gherkin skyscraper. Made in Dagenham (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC Two, 11.45pm Industrial action in pursuit of equal pay for women doesn’t sound too thrilling a subject, but Nigel Cole’s (Calendar Girls) film, based around the real-life strike from 1968, turns out to be a rousing crowd-pleaser. Sally Hawkins plays the reluctant ringleader of the workers who sew car seats at Ford’s Dagenham plant; Bob Hoskins is a union rep; Miranda Richardson is wonderful as Labour MP Barbara Castle. Sunday 10 June Smoldering: Aidan Turner returns as the eponymous hero Credit: BBC Poldark BBC One, 9.00pm Not since Daniel Craig emerged from the waves in Casino Royale has there been so much fuss over a pair of wet pecs. Yes, Poldark is back for a fourth series and star Aidan Turner bares his chest for the fans in an opening scene that, if nothing else, suggests that he’s spent a lot of time exercising since the end of series three. This opener finds our swashbuckling hero Ross Poldark (Turner) back in full-on Cornish crusader mode when, following a disturbance in Truro, he locks horns with old enemy George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) over the fate of three good pals accused of riot and murder. Meanwhile, his flame-haired wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) can’t fend off her intimate longings following that illicit clinch in the dunes with poetry-penning aristo Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse) – who, with the announcement of a general election, looks set to be diverted into a career at Westminster. But as Dr Dwight (Luke Norris) is at pains to point out, Armitage has a delicate constitution that might not suit the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics. Could Ross be persuaded to think again about throwing his hat in the ring? Gerard O’Donovan One-Day International Cricket: Scotland v England Sky Sports Main Event, 10.30am Having responded brilliantly to tie the Test series with Pakistan 1-1, England now turn their attention to Scotland, with this ODI at the Grange in Edinburgh. Songs of Praise BBC One, 1.25pm A year on from the Grenfell Tower disaster, Aled Jones presents a commemorative special edition exploring how the local community in North Kensington is coping and recovering. Britain Celebrates Live: 100 Years of Women’s Votes BBC One, 2.00pm Live coverage of today’s public processions through Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Tonight’s Antiques Roadshow, at 8pm, also takes up the theme, devoting its time to items with links to remarkable women. Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix Sky Sports Main Event, 5.30pm After a Monaco Grand Prix that left championship leader Lewis Hamilton, in his words, “cold”, all eyes are on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, where Daniel Riccardio will be aiming to win back-to-back races. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 ITV, 6.30pm Live from Old Trafford, it’s the annual England v World XI charity football match between teams mixing celebrities and professional athletes. This year Robbie Williams’s England is taking on a team of international stars led by Usain Bolt. Other players include Mo Farah, Gordon Ramsay, Olly Murs, and Eric Cantona, and there’s live music from Jessie Ware. Countryfile BBC One, 7.00pm The last of three specials heads for Sandringham in Norfolk, the most private of the Royal retreats. Matt Baker discovers one of the Queen’s less-known interests – racing pigeons – while Ellie Harrison learns more about her love of horses. GO Patrick Melrose Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Benedict Cumberbatch’s brilliantly judged bravura performance has been one of the television highlights of 2018. Tonight, he brings the series to an entertaining and emotionally charged close as Patrick, separated and back in London in 2006, hopes to put the past to rest following his mother’s funeral. Cosby: The Women Speak Sony Crime Channel, 9.00pm Following Bill Cosby’s conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, here’s another opportunity to see the A&E network’s 2015 one-hour special in which the extent of the allegations against the former TV icon for predatory sexual behaviour came to light. Over a dozen of the 50-plus women who accused him of rape and sexual assault going back decades talk of their experiences on screen for the first time, and how statute of limitation laws threatened to deprive them of justice. GO Despicable Me 2 (2013) ★★★☆☆ ITV2, 5.10pm Despicable Me, 2010’s animated supervillain comedy, had a neat enough premise. It’s gone in this sequel, though, as Steve Carell’s bald antihero, Gru, is now a reformed soul, occupied with childcare rather than dastardly plots to steal the moon. Gru’s Minions – those knee-high yellow Tic-Tacs – provide the film’s one inspired idea as they’re injected with mutating serum by the film’s mystery baddy. Hulk (2003) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 6.15pm Ang Lee’s dark and stylised version (a split screen mimics the panels of a comic book page) of the Incredible Hulk’s adventures is one of the best and underrated Marvel adaptations, even if it’s too complex at times. Eric Bana stars as Bruce, a scientist who’s exposed to gamma radiation and becomes a not-so-jolly green giant. This is a rampaging tale with bold special effects. Jennifer Connolly co-stars as his love interest. It (2017) ★★★★☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm Stephen King’s evil clown tale is no laughing matter. First a Warners miniseries in 1990, starring an unforgettable Tim Curry, and now a two-part film version. Here we continue the terrifying tale of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), but jump forward three decades to the summer of 1988, buying into the current vogue for Eighties teen-flick nostalgia. The scary stuff is petrifying when it peaks. Monday 11 June Community spirit: those affected by the fire tell their stories Credit: BBC Grenfell BBC One, 8.30pm Bafta-winning director Ben Anthony’s unmissable documentary about last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy opens with a sea of faces, all of which gain poignant individual focus as the film progresses. The blaze at the 24-storey block of public housing in the London borough of Kensington, which resulted in 72 deaths, left a lasting impression in those featured here as each person tells their unique story about the horrific events and their impact. Survivors who lost their homes, the bereaved, bystanders and police all share their stories, although it’s a surprising omission that the firefighters who witnessed the horrors first hand don’t offer their account. Split screens give multiple perspectives on the same moment, and what starts out as a patchwork of personal experience knits together into a mighty whole, the collective voice of a community broken but defiant. In fact, much of the film focuses on the efforts of those affected to unite in the face of seeming indifference from the local council, who also have their say. As the ongoing inquiry continues, this devastating account offers a damning testament of its own, rife with accusations of injustice and neglect, underpinned by blistering rage and grief. Toby Dantzic Fight Like a Girl BBC One, 7.30pm The ferocious sport of female wrestling comes under the spotlight with this lively film following Scottish fighter Kimberly Benson. She combines a gruelling training regime with her daytime job, as she aims for her first world title in Japan. Long Lost Family: What Happened Next ITV, 9.00pm Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall catch up with families they’ve reunited. Cathie Cutler Evans, who met her half-sister in 2016, has found joy in her extended clan. But for Maureen Charlton, separated from her brother Michael for 40 years, progress been painstaking. Dan Snow’s Norman Walks PBS America, 9.00pm Dan Snow sorts fact from fiction as he investigates the history of Norman Britain in this new series. He starts off on the Sussex coast, where aided by evidence from the Bayeux Tapestry, he pieces together William the Conqueror’s 11th-century coastal invasion. Flowers Channel 4, 10.00pm Will Sharpe’s gloriously dark comedy about a dysfunctional family returns with a double bill, then continues each night this week. A seemingly chipper Maurice (Julian Bennett) and Deborah (Olivia Colman) are on a caravanning holiday, while daughter Amy (Sophia di Martino) has a brash new girlfriend. Storyville: City Of Ghosts BBC Four, 10.30pm There are images of death in Matthew Heineman’s film so harrowing that it’s hard to keep watching, but these are the sights that Heineman’s subject, rebel group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered, face daily. The renegade collective have made it their task to secretly film the atrocities committed by Isil in the Syrian city of Raqqa, and show the rest of the world the reality of the regime. It’s an astonishing act of citizen-led journalism, and the participants’ fear and grief, as well as their sense of purpose, are starkly captured in Heineman’s blunt and brutal chronicle of a city in turmoil. TD Prisons Uncovered: Out Of Control? ITV, 10.45pm; Scotland, 11.05pm; Wales, 11.15pm; not UTV In 2016, HMP Birmingham saw the worst prison riot for 25 years, in which 600 inmates were freed from their cells. This sobering documentary looks at the factors behind the incident and reflects on the prison system. TD Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor stars in this so-so John le Carré adaptation as poetry lecturer Perry Makepeace, who becomes embroiled in negotiations to bring Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), a well-connected Russian oligarch, into the fold of British intelligence. Skarsgård is the standout here, charging into his role with pungency, playing Dima as a bedraggled beast of Moscow’s criminal underworld. The Shining (1980) ★★★★★ TCM, 9.00pm Set in a deserted hotel that’s in the care of writer Jack (Jack Nicholson) and his family for the winter, Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant psycho-horror, based on the novel by Stephen King, is subtly unsettling. But it’s stuffed, too, with unforgettable nerve-jangling shocks, including the moment when the crazed Jack smashes his way through a door with an axe as his wife (Shelley Duvall) cowers in the corner. Teen Wolf (1985) ★★★☆☆ 5STAR, 12.10am Critics howled at this preposterous teenage comedy but audiences loved it, perhaps because it came out shortly after its star Michael J Fox’s finest hour: Back to the Future. The plot – in which Fox’s likeable nerd morphs into a basketball-playing werewolf – is almost as unlikely as the fact that he still looked fresh out of the 11th grade at the ripe old age of 25. An unparalleled analysis of puberty and adolescence. Tuesday 12 June Hitting the books: Tanisha is a pupil at Townley Grammar Credit: BBC Grammar Schools: Who Will Get In? BBC Two, 9.00pm; Scotland & Wales, 11.15pm Jamie Pickup’s series has walked a tightrope with considerable skill, highlighting the inarguable inequities of our educational system that favours a selective approach, while also acknowledging its considerable benefits and observing the situation from the points of view of both pupils and teachers. It concludes with mock GCSE exams approaching and students at Erith School, a secondary modern, and neighbouring institution Townley Grammar, having to assess their suitability for further education. Some, it’s fair to say, are taking it more seriously than others. Townley pupil Tanisha is underperforming and low on confidence, yet keen to raise her game and nurtured by staff aware of her limitations and capabilities. At Erith, meanwhile, Denisa is angling for a place in Townley Sixth Form and seems more than capable of attaining it, but staffing shortages are crippling science classes amid an endless round of supply teachers and stand-ins. “It keeps me awake at night,” says the admirable faculty head Mr Appiah-Gates. It’s a desperately difficult situation and one that reaches an unexpected conclusion, as common ground is found between two unlikely bedfellows. Gabriel Tate The Champions Netflix, from today Created by Mindy Kaling, this new NBC sitcom plays a bachelor gym owner (Anders Holm) off against his gay, estranged son-cum-new flatmate (the brilliant J J Totah). Smartly written and nimbly performed, it’s a solid mainstream hit. Ackley Bridge Channel 4, 8.00pm Matt Evans and Penny Woolcock continue to keep an implausible number of plates spinning as the fizzy pre-watershed drama continues to conduct its handbrake narrative turns. Both Jordan (Samuel Bottomley) and Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) handle cash shortages in an equally desperate manner, and the arrival of Steve’s ex Claire (Kimberly Walsh) puts head teacher Mandy’s (Jo Joyner) nose out of joint. Our Girl BBC One, 9.00pm Georgie (Michelle Keegan) learns an astonishing secret about the local crime boss, before a major rescue operation begins as the flawed but well-meaning military drama continues. Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera ITV, 9.00pm ITV lays down its prime-time weapons as the World Cup looms, as demonstrated by this daft three-part series of incidents filmed at 30,000 feet. These include what an engine explosion feels like to those on board the plane to the impact of volcanic ash and an extraordinarily dramatic landing. Seeing Daylight: the Photography of Dorothy Bohm Sky Arts, 9.00pm Arriving in England in 1939 to escape the Nazis, Dorothy Bohm became a pioneer of street photography and portraiture of deep humanity. This profile examines her life and work. Elvis: the Searcher Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Based on Peter Guralnick’s epochal two-part biography, Thom Zimny’s HBO epic is a treat, focusing as much on Presley the man as Elvis the icon, Part one follows him out of Tupelo, into Sun Records and on to the US army, with part two’s fall, rise and fall again airing Wednesday at 10.00pm. GT Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia BBC One, 10.45pm; NI, 11.10pm; Scot, 11.45pm First shown on BBC Three, this harrowing film follows 29-year-old Liane, seeking treatment for the titular condition which has left her self-worth in tatters. GT Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.50pm Kevin Costner clearly likes a baseball movie – he’s made five of them. In this one he’s an Iowa farmer instructed by a mysterious voice to build a baseball pitch in the middle of a cornfield, which is soon occupied by a gang of ghostly players from the past. Enjoyably dotty, and responsible for the misquote, “If you build it, they will come” – it’s actually “he will come” – the fantasy is elevated by brilliant performances all around. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm The fifth film in the Die Hard franchise takes place in Russia, where our hero, Bruce Willis’s now grizzled John McClane, arrives in Moscow to hunt for his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney). McClane suspects that he may have become a drug dealer, but it transpires he is in fact working undercover for the CIA, and Dad blunders in on him mid-mission. An enjoyable but clunky thriller. The Departed (2006) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Nothing beats watching a great director in his comfort zone. Martin Scorsese’s gangland thriller – the film that finally won him an Oscar – is riveting. The plot revolves around the local police force’s efforts to stamp out Boston crime lord Frank Costello (a magnificently malevolent Jack Nicholson). There are powerhouse performances, too, from Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. Wednesday 13 June From Russia with love: David Dimbleby Credit: BBC Putin’s Russia with David Dimbleby BBC One, 9.00pm, Wales, 11.05pm “In a democracy if you fail to deliver on economic promises, if you surround yourself with cronies and use the law to suppress opposition, you would rightly be thrown out on your ear. But this is Russia, they do things differently here…” So begins David Dimbleby’s thoughtful film in which – as the eyes of the world turn towards Moscow for the 2018 World Cup football tournament – he takes the opportunity to cast an eye over Vladimir Putin’s 18 years as leader and assess the state of Russia today, especially in regard to the West. What he finds is a country in deep economic crisis yet with a people that seem to happily hero-worship Putin and mostly accept a state machine that controls almost every aspect of their lives with the willing assistance of security services, media, military and church. Dimbleby meets ordinary contented Russians as well as protesters, human rights lawyers, journalists and official spokespeople, coming away with a sense, ultimately, that Putin’s popularity is rooted in his strongman image and media-backed levels of suspicion and hostility towards the West unseen since the end of the Cold War. Gerard O’Donovan The Fight for Women’s Bodies BBC Three, from 10.00am Following the landmark vote to legalise abortion in the Republic of Ireland, Ellie Flynn looks back at the issues through the eyes of campaigners on both sides. Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow Channel 4, 8.00pm Here is a visit to the Isle of Wight, where Peter Snow and his team set out to restore an 1864 wooden train carriage that has served as a holiday chalet since it was decommissioned in the Twenties. Before Grenfell: A Hidden History BBC Two, 9.00pm A year since the Grenfell Tower fire, residents of Kensington relate how the London borough has become the most unequal place in Britain, with the gap between rich and poor once again as extreme as in the 1860s when developers first built housing for the rich in Notting Hill next to the worst slum in London. Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts BBC Four, 9.00pm Millions of years have gone into the human body: lots of great evolutionary adaptations but lots of imperfections, too. In a film that’s as entertaining as it is instructive, anatomist Alice Roberts takes on a challenge to design a better body than the one we get at birth. The Fast Fix: Diabetes ITV, 9.00pm Anita Rani presents a new two-part series exploring whether it is possible for people suffering from type 2 diabetes to reverse the condition by adhering to a radical diet. By consuming just 800 calories a day, can they “fast themselves better”? Concludes tomorrow Big Beasts: Last of the Giants Sky One, 9.00pm Biologist Patrick Aryee explores why size matters in the natural world. Beginning in the Americas, he checks out the planet’s largest predator, the sperm whale; comes face to face with a grizzly bear and gets rather too close to an anaconda that’s as long as a bus. GO How to Start an Airline Channel 4, 10.30pm This documentary follows Bangladeshi-British entrepreneur Kazi Shafiqur Rahman as he attempts to break into the fiercely competitive airline industry while also fulfilling the demands of his faith by insisting that the airline must comply with the teachings of Islam. GO Regarding Henry (1991) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 6.50pm Telling the story of a hotshot lawyer (Harrison Ford) who learns to question his values after a head injury, this film formed a companion piece to Wolf (1994), with Jack Nicholson as a publisher who is bitten by a wolf and turns into a boardroom predator. Directed by Mike Nichols, whose Oscar-winning movie The Graduate was a cinematic landmark of the 1960s, it’s a bit of an embarrassment, but interesting nevertheless. Source Code (2011) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Jake Gyllenhaal repeatedly finds himself reliving the last eight minutes in the life of a man on board a train which is about to be destroyed by a bomb as part of an experiment. Meanwhile, scientists Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright are monitoring Gyllenhaal’s exploits. Duncan Jones confirmed the promise of his directing debut Moon with this thrilling whodunit, which also serves as a moving meditation on life. Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★★☆ Syfy, 10.00pm Michael Keaton is an actor of rare versatility (as his triumphant role in Birdman proved). In this cult, Oscar-winning film by Tim Burton, Keaton shines as a con artist ghost called Beetlejuice, who aims to help two other ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to scare the obnoxious new residents out of their old house. But he then falls for lovely goth Lydia (Winona Ryder), the family’s daughter. Thursday 14 June It’s kicking off: Mark Pugatch (centre) leads ITV’s presenting team Credit: ITV FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony ITV, 2.30pm Regardless of how you think Russia got to be awarded the 21st staging of football’s biggest tournament (by corrupt means or otherwise), it’s time to cast those aspersions aside because the Russia 2018 championship is here. But, two hours before a ball is kicked, the opening ceremony marks the official start of the highest prize in football. And as we all know, entertaining opening ceremonies can be a great curtain-raiser for sport events, if they are done well – think the London 2012 Olympics. This one takes place at the 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium, which is the jewel in Russia’s crown of stadiums and will also host the final on July 15. Mark Pougatch presents the live coverage of the ceremony, which is headlined by actor and rapper Will Smith and Nicky Jam, who will perform Live It Up, the official World Cup song, which has received mixed reviews. As well as that, the ceremony will include local performers showing off different aspects of Russian culture, with gymnasts and trampolinists in among the fireworks and performances on display. The matches get under way following the ceremony with the host nation against Saudi Arabia. Clive Morgan Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm While the BBC’s post-Bake Off cookery contest may not have set the world alight, it’s given the judges plenty to get their teeth into. This week, it’s the final, and three challenges stand between the contestants and the title: a summer favourite, their best main course and a pudding. Springwatch 2018 BBC Two, 8.00pm After three weeks of cute animals, Springwatch comes to an end with Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and co reliving this year’s best moments at Sherborne Park Estate. The Trouble with Women with Anne Robinson BBC One, 9.00pm As a journalist and TV presenter, Anne Robinson shattered the glass ceiling as she built her career. She imagined that now, 50 years later, we’d be much closer to achieving equality than we are. With the ongoing discussions about gender pay, Robinson asks women around the UK what’s preventing parity? Inside HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs Channel 5, 9.00pm Wormwood Scrubs has had some infamous inmates: from serial killers Ian Brady and Peter Sutcliffe to rockers Pete Docherty and Keith Richards. This documentary exploring the prison’s history tells the stories of a Soviet spy who escaped from the jail and its best-known inmate, Charles Bronson. CM Missions BBC Four, 10.00pm and 10.20pm The absorbing French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars concludes with its final double header. This week, psychiatrist Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) discovers the reason behind cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s (Arben Bajraktaraj) mission. I Am Evidence Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm Even though Mariska Hargitay spent almost 20 years as crime fighter Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU, nothing prepared her for what she was to learn in real life. In this shocking documentary, Hargitay investigates the flaws in the US justice system that have allowed tens of thousands of rape kits to go untested for years. It’s a tough film to watch at times, especially as it highlights the issue through deeply personal and harrowing, first-person accounts from four women whose attacks are still fresh in their minds decades after the assaults due to a lack of closure. “I felt like my body was a crime scene,” one of the women recalls. CM Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) ★★★☆☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm Will Ferrell fans will need little encouragement to lap up this affectionate send-up of Nascar racing, redneck culture and male bonding. Ferrell pays a Nascar speed-demon who is challenged by a gay, French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen), to see who is the ultimate racer. It’s a full throttle comedy that plays to Ferrell’s strengths. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) ★★★☆☆ Horror Channel, 9.00pm French director Alexandre Aja makes his Hollywood debut with this grim but gripping remake of Wes Craven’s semi-cult horror film about a family battling a brood of mutants in the New Mexico desert. Aja ups the visceral violence, and the characters – including Ted Levine and Kathleen Quinlan as the parents – are sufficiently well-drawn to make the outcome shocking. The Ghost (2010) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor plays a talented ghost writer, who lands a lucrative contract to edit the memoirs of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), the former UK Prime Minister, in this Roman Polanski adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Soon after, Lang is accused of committing a war crime and the Ghost finds himself drawn into a world of dangerous secrets that put his life at risk. This is a deeply unsettling thriller. Friday 15 June One connected flow: Dan Jones on the Grand Union Canal Building Britain’s Canals Channel 5, 8.00pm His tattoos may have a nerdish medieval theme, but historian Dan Jones still seems too hip to be fronting a stuffy-sounding series about Britain’s iconic canals. Jones’s lively style and eye for interesting detail, however, keeps this subject surprisingly fresh, as he begins this three-part run with a look at the Grand Union Canal, the longest stretch of man-made waterway in Britain. It’s a story that reaches back 200 years, when the demands of the Industrial Revolution called for a speedy way to move goods between Birmingham and London, and the country’s engineering super-brains found ingenious means to link seven separate channels into one connected flow. As Jones explains, while the financial benefits were big, construction of the Grand Union was time consuming and dangerous. The 12-year stop-start struggle to complete the technically complex Blisworth Hill tunnel, for example, saw the deaths of up to 60 workers. Unable to compete with the advent of the speedy steam train, the Grand Union itself soon declined too. The canal is now a source of summertime pleasure, so this is a welcome reminder of its once vital purpose. Toby Dantzic Queer Eye Netflix, from today The success of this heart-warming makeover series, which returned to much acclaim earlier this year, was something of a surprise. Netflix then have been quick to capitalise, snappily rolling out another run barely four months later, with the likeable quintet all returning for more lifestyle revamping. Details are so far scant, but the show’s culture guru Karamo Brown has hinted that women and the trans community could be featured. World Cup 2018: Portugal v Spain BBC One, 6.20pm The pick of this week’s World Cup matches happens on day two at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi and comes from Group B. Expect a tense affair as Spain, who suffered the ignominy of failing to make it to the knockout rounds four years ago, take on their bitter rivals Portugal. The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Former footballer Dennis Wise heads the team of celebrity hopefuls, joined by Katie Price, Roman Kemp, Bez and Binky Felstead.Wise struggles with a fiendish skill game, while a number-based challenge sets Felstead’s head spinning. Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Jane McDonald wraps up her Antipodean adventure in New Zealand’s North Island. She rubs noses with a Maori tribe in Napier, explores Rotorua’s dramatic geothermal landscapes and views Auckland’s skyline from a helicopter. Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.40pm This is a final bout of topical treats from veteran impressionist Tracey Ullman. Favourites Angela Merkel and Rupert Murdoch get a look in, alongside more takes on Jeremy Corbyn, Michael Gove and Nanny, the dedicated carer of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Africa: A Journey Into Music BBC Four, 10.00pm Apart from the occasional act on Later… with Jools Holland, world music doesn’t get much airtime on our TVs, so this beguiling series helmed by DJ Rita Ray offers a welcome insight into its traditions. For her final foray, Ray heads to Mali, home to more Grammy award-winning artists than any other African country. From her attempts at a sinuous wedding dance to meeting renowned harp player Toumani Diabaté, Ray’s journey is full of stirring encounters. TD Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive Channel 5, 10.00pm A fitting reminder of Dale Winton’s easy-going charm, this swansong travelogue series resumes after a hiatus with our host in ocean-front Miami. Highlights include a trip to Little Havana, the city’s Cuban quarter, and a look at fashion designer Versace’s opulent former home. TD Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm In a similar but distinct way to Ridley Scott’s masterful original, Blade Runner 2049 mulls one of the meatiest questions around: is surface all that there is, or do life’s currents run deeper than the things we can see, hear and touch? Denis Villeneuve’s film toys with both options, making neither a comfort – and in the process, maps out a provocative blockbuster. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star. Red (2010) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm A starry line-up of actors of pensionable age is the attraction of this light-hearted adaptation of Warren Ellis’s graphic novel, and it’s hard to resist Helen Mirren with a submachine gun. RED stands for “Retired Extremely Dangerous”, which is what the CIA has labelled former agents Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mirren, who team up to find out who has marked them for assassination, and why. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ★★★★★ Channel 4, 11.40pm Soaked in sex, drugs and scandal, Martin Scorsese’s epic is based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent the Nineties illegally amassing a vast personal fortune. With a fantastic performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, this morally bankrupt romp was lauded by audiences and critics alike. Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie co-star. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show BBC Two, 7.00pm; not Scotland or Wales Anyone mourning the end of the Chelsea Flower Show can seek solace in the RHS’s newest horticultural event, the Chatsworth Flower Show. Although its debut last year was marred by inclement weather, the event deserves to become a magnet for enthusiasts, its USP being its setting in the glorious Capability Brown-designed gardens of Derbyshire’s most famous stately home. This year’s occasion features a show-stopping installation of more than 100 varieties of orchid, a floral river display of 12,000 Cosmos, and eight art installations dotted among the 1,000-acre estate. We begin with Gardeners’ World favourites Carol Klein, Adam Frost and Arit Anderson giving us an overview of the five-day event. Among the five show gardens, the most intriguing-sounding are Elspeth Stockwell’s John Deere Garden, which celebrates 100 years of tractors, and Chris Myers’ Hay Time in the Dales, which is a celebration of wildflower meadows. The gardening experts ask whether conifers are coming back into fashion and explore Chatsworth’s rich orchid history – the Victorian head gardener Joseph Paxton introduced 80 species there. If the weather holds, RHS Chatsworth should become a jewel in the RHS crown. VP Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm This over-egged cookery contest, with too many judges, hasn’t recreated Great British Bake Off’s magic, but goes down easily enough. This week, the five remaining amateurs create a sharing feast and a dish of squid or mackerel. VP Supershoppers Channel 4, 8.00pm This perky take on the consumer show, hosted by Anna Richardson and Sabrina Grant, storms back with an item attacking John Lewis. They argue that the department store’s price promise can’t always be believed, alongside other items looking at faddy dairy-free milks and battery life. VP Secrets of the Chocolate Factory: Inside Cadbury Channel 5, 9.00pm This breezy documentary looks at the history of our favourite chocolate brand, from its founding as a well-meaning Victorian social experiment to the hostile takeover by Kraft in 2010. It’s packed fuller than a Fruit & Nut bar with fascinating titbits, making it a satisfying treat. VP Mock the Week BBC Two, 10.00pm TV’s most competitive panel show is back to take a sideways look at the news, with James Acaster and Zoe Lyons among the stand-ups joining stalwart Hugh Dennis and host Dara O’Briain. Donald Trump and Brexit ensure there’s be no shortage of material. VP Quantico Alibi, 9.00pm Priyanka Chopra, a close friend of the duchess formerly known as Meghan Markle, guest stars in the third run of this crime thriller. This new series, set three years after the last, sees Chopra’s ex-FBI agent, Alex Parrish, living under a pseudonym, until men with guns find her. VP Billions Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm It’s a pleasure to watch Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis slug it out each week as hot-shot attorney Chuck and shady banker Axe in this drama about high finance. This week, Axe and Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) fall out over her worth to the firm. VP Missions BBC Four, from 10.00pm Another double helping of the French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars, in bite-sized 25-minute chunks. This week, Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) wallows in memories of her father, while back in 1960s’ Moscow we meet Vladimir Komarov (Arben Bajraktaraj), who was a real cosmonaut. VP Two Rode Together (1961) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 12.20pm Working for the first time with director John Ford, James Stewart stars in this slow western, based on the novel Comanche Captives by Will Cook and which has thematic echoes of Ford’s The Searchers. Guthrie McCabe (Stewart) is a corrupt town marshal who is hired by a Cavalry lieutenant (Richard Widmark) to help rescue captives held by the Comanche in 1880s Texas. Shirley Jones co-stars. Calendar Girls (2003) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Greats, 6.00pm This gentle, eye-moistening comedy, which has been turned into a successful play, is based on the true story of a group of Women’s Institute members in Yorkshire who raised money for leukaemia research by posing naked for a calendar. Helen Mirren, Julie Walters and Celia Imrie are among the women stripping off (well, more or less: certain body parts are always obscured by tea- cups, cream buns, etc). The Karate Kid (1984) ★★★★☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm One of the Eighties’ best-loved films, and far superior to the 2010 remake starring Jaden Smith (son of Will). It tells the story of bullied Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio), who’s taken under the wing of handyman Mr Miyagi (Pat Morita) and taught how to wash cars and paint fences. Of course, this turns out to be masterly martial arts training. Elisabeth Shue also stars as Larusso’s love interest Ali. Friday 8 June YouTube blogger Alfie Deyes, actress Jorgie Porter, long jumper Greg Rutherford, Dame Kelly Holmes, and MC Big Narstie take part in The Crystal Maze Credit: Channel 4 The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Channel 4’s successful reboot of the cult Eighties series continues its golden run of form with another charity special featuring people who, in the words of Maze Master Richard Ayoade, “we have all agreed, for some reason, to call… celebrities”. Ayoade is unstinting in his good-natured jibes, and his targets are equally obliging in laughing them off: this time around, it’s Olympians Kelly Holmes and Greg Rutherford, Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter, YouTube vlogger Alfie Deyes and grime MC Big Narstie. The latter comes in for the roughest ride, and indeed you may not see a more agonising sequence all year than Big Narstie wrestling with Jarhead’s (Adam Buxton) not-enormously taxing riddles, but his utter delight at being involved (“I’m GASSED!”) earns him a pass. The tasks are the usual ingenious grab-bag, honouring the heritage of the series while also advancing it, from the daft (balancing on space hoppers) to the fiendish (blowing a ball around a maze with “directional guffs” from an air pump). For his part, Ayoade once again proves himself the natural heir to Richard O’Brien in surreal wit (pace Ed Tudor-Pole and Stephan Merchant), and the cause, Stand Up 2 Cancer, is unimpeachable. GT Dispatches: After Grenfell Channel 4, 7.30pm In spite of a wealth of promises in the wake of the catastrophic fire in Grenfell Tower, claims abound that too many of the country’s tower blocks remain unsafe. Ed Howker investigates whether expert advice has been heeded and looks at the risks, both existing and newly discovered, for the tower’s residents. GT Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Channel 5’s first-ever Bafta-winning show returns for a trip down under, with former cruise ship singer Jane McDonald exploring Sydney, Tasmania, Dunedin and Christchurch. GT Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.30pm Ullman continues to play to her strengths with her roll call of uncanny impersonations of famous people. Theresa May, Angela Merkle and Nicola Sturgeon are back, along with her bizarrely convincing Michael Gove, while Jacob Rees-Mogg (Liam Hourican) and his Nanny (Ullman) endure yet more humiliation. GT Arctic Monkeys Live at the BBC BBC Two, 11.05pm Alex Turner and his band play selections from their divisive new album, Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino, as well as a few oldies, including A Certain Romance, to reassure their more conservative fans. GT Cloak and Dagger Amazon Prime, from today Marvel’s latest TV offering is this teen series in which Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) discover new, mysteriously connected superpowers. GT Sense8 Netflix, from today The Wachowskis’ kaleidoscopic saga ends with a two-hour episode created after its fans demanded closure when the series was axed. With Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) missing, Capheus (Toby Onwumere) running for office, Sun Bak (Bae Doona) on the run and the mysterious Chairman still at large, there’s no shortage of loose ends. GT The Staircase Netflix, from today This 2004 eight-parter documented the 16-year court battle over the fate of novelist Michael Peterson, accused of pushing his wife down the stairs to her death. Landing on Netflix with new, equally gripping episodes, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s series is both the old and the new Making a Murderer. GT The Way Way Back (2013) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.55pm This coming-of-age story feels like familiar terrain, but it’s agreeably done. Duncan (Liam James) learns about life, love and self-esteem from a gang of water-park employees, including the excellent Sam Rockwell, when forced to go on holiday with his mother (Toni Collette) and her boyfriend (Steve Carrell). The script flows and there’s enough melancholy and edge to the overall comic tone for its charm to prevail. Bend It Like Beckham (2002) ★★★☆☆ ITV, 10.45pm Keira Knightley’s career kicked off with this feelgood football-themed comedy drama from Bhaji on the Beach director Gurinder Chadha. She stars alongside Parminder Nagra as one of two 18-year-old girls who set out to make it as professional footballers, despite their families’ best efforts to stop them. Next of Kin’s Archie Panjabi and Shaznay Lewis (of reunited Nineties girl band All Saints fame) co-star. Platoon (1986) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 11.00pm This is a chance to see a young Charlie Sheen at the start of his turbulent career. The horrors of the Vietnam War are seen through the prism of a fresh-faced college dropout (Sheen) who finds himself in the thick of battle while Willem Dafoe plays his sympathetic sergeant. Director Oliver Stone used his own experiences of serving in the US army during the war to inform this harrowing film that won four Oscars. Saturday 9 June Controversial: the writer and intellectual Germaine Greer is profiled Credit: BBC Germaine Bloody Greer BBC Two, 9.00pm The personal views of Germaine Greer once had a universality and pungency about them that the world so desperately needed. But her recent comments about rape, violence on TV and transpeople, by contrast, resemble self-important trolling: wilfully controversial, dreadfully retrograde and a blight on a considerable legacy. This thrilling profile is a reminder of why she still matters, albeit perhaps more for what she was than what she has become. Novelist Zoë Heller and journalist Rosie Boycott are among those singing her praises, while Greer herself proves as unable as ever to avoid calling out a daft question or savaging a sacred cow. The footage is exciting and superbly mounted by director Clare Beavan. Whether it’s Greer’s early films, her steadfastness in the face of the abuse sent her way after The Female Eunuch was published, and her evisceration of Norman Mailer during a famous 1971 set-to in New York, Greer remains a most rugged individual. “I don’t think Germaine and the word ‘sisterhood’ are natural bedfellows,” reckons Boycott. What about that legacy? “I don’t do regret and I don’t do things that I regret,” Greer concludes. By any standards, a remarkable life. Gabriel Tate Trooping the Colour BBC One, 10.30am Marking the official birthday of the Queen, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards will conduct their annual pageant on Horse Guards Parade, introduced by Huw Edwards and with J J Chalmers offering behind-the-scenes insights. There are highlights at 7.30pm on BBC Two. French Open Tennis: The women’s final ITV, 1.30pm Action on the 14th day at Roland Garros features the women’s singles final in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. Jelena Ostapenko met Simona Halep in last year’s showpiece match, where the Latvian defeated the number three seed 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to become the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam tournament and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933. The men’s final, which was won for a record 10th time by Spaniard Rafael Nadal last year, takes place on Sunday at 1.30pm on ITV. Women’s International One-Day Cricket: England Women v South Africa Women Sky Sports Main Event, 1.30pm It’s the opening one-day international of the three-match series, which takes place at New Road in Worcester. Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor and Lauren Winfield all return to the England squad after missing out on the Indian tour. World Cup-winning duo Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley miss out, however. International Rugby Union: South Africa v England Sky Sports Main Event, 3.00pm This afternoon England will be looking to dispatch the Springboks at a venue Eddie Jones has described as the “spiritual home of rugby”. They’ve not won at Ellis Park in Johannesburg since 1972 – their only triumph at the venue – and their last appearance here was a 36-27 defeat under Stuart Lancaster in 2012. Ellis Park was the setting for the Springboks’ World Cup final victory over New Zealand in 1995 and one of the sport’s finest moments – Nelson Mandela handing Francois Pienaar the Webb Ellis Cup. “It will be hostile but it’s fantastic and I am so excited about it,” says Jones. “In world rugby who do you want to beat? The Springboks at Ellis Park.” Owen Farrell will captain England, while the hugely talented New Zealand-born flanker Brad Shields is expected to play a part for the visitors. The River Wye with Will Millard BBC Two, 5.30pm; Scotland, 2.45pm After deconstructing the exploration documentary in the fascinating and alarming My Year with the Tribe, explorer Will Millard is on slightly surer ground with this new series in which he journeys down the River Wye. He begins his journey with a search for the river’s source on the slopes of Plynlimon, before he has an encounter with an entrepreneurial local sheep farmer. Take Me Out: Over 50s Special ITV, 8.00pm Three “older gentlemen” (I’m sure host Paddy McGuinness will make plenty of gags here) face 30 single “Golden Girls”, including a former nun and an ex-partner of action hero Jason Statham, in this one-off special of the ever-popular dating show. Hidden BBC Four, 9.00pm After Hinterland and Keeping Faith comes the BBC’s latest Welsh language crime thriller. Hidden has a familiar set-up – the discovery of a young girl’s body in a disused quarry tears a small community apart – but Sian Reese-Williams and Sion Alun Davies as DIs Cadi John and Owen Vaughan area leading pair to reckon with, and the atmosphere of unease benefits hugely from the mountainous surroundings. Come Together: the Rise of the Festival Sky Arts, 9.00pm The line-up for this documentary would grace any festival, with Pete Townshend and Noel Gallagher among the interviewees explaining the evolution of the modern music festival from its earliest jazz and blues incarnations in Newport, through the hippy beanfeasts of Monterey and Woodstock to Glastonbury and Coachella. There are also contributions from those who promote and document festivals, including Michael Eavis and D A Pennebaker. GT A Girl’s Guide to TV BBC Two, 10.00pm; not NI Comedian Rachel Parris of The Mash Report presents her typically tongue-in-cheek advice for women looking to get ahead in television. GT Maleficent (2014) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 6.05pm Angelina Jolie stars as the titular Maleficent in Disney’s live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, which follows her from a carefree fairy to Mistress of All Evil, muddling the distinction between hero and villain. Maleficent is happy in a kingdom of peculiar CGI beasts until her heart is broken by Stefan (Sharlto Copley), who inherits the throne. Seeking vengeance, she curses his baby, Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Thor: The Dark World (2013) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 10.35pm This is a follow-up to the popular Norse god/superhero blockbuster. The rather flabby plot is alleviated by Chris Hemsworth’s hearty charisma, which provides frequent relief from Natalie Portman’s bland damsel-in-distress (attempts to beef up her character by making her an astrophysicist are undermined by her constant fainting). Highlights include Thor sliding down The Gherkin skyscraper. Made in Dagenham (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC Two, 11.45pm Industrial action in pursuit of equal pay for women doesn’t sound too thrilling a subject, but Nigel Cole’s (Calendar Girls) film, based around the real-life strike from 1968, turns out to be a rousing crowd-pleaser. Sally Hawkins plays the reluctant ringleader of the workers who sew car seats at Ford’s Dagenham plant; Bob Hoskins is a union rep; Miranda Richardson is wonderful as Labour MP Barbara Castle. Sunday 10 June Smoldering: Aidan Turner returns as the eponymous hero Credit: BBC Poldark BBC One, 9.00pm Not since Daniel Craig emerged from the waves in Casino Royale has there been so much fuss over a pair of wet pecs. Yes, Poldark is back for a fourth series and star Aidan Turner bares his chest for the fans in an opening scene that, if nothing else, suggests that he’s spent a lot of time exercising since the end of series three. This opener finds our swashbuckling hero Ross Poldark (Turner) back in full-on Cornish crusader mode when, following a disturbance in Truro, he locks horns with old enemy George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) over the fate of three good pals accused of riot and murder. Meanwhile, his flame-haired wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) can’t fend off her intimate longings following that illicit clinch in the dunes with poetry-penning aristo Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse) – who, with the announcement of a general election, looks set to be diverted into a career at Westminster. But as Dr Dwight (Luke Norris) is at pains to point out, Armitage has a delicate constitution that might not suit the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics. Could Ross be persuaded to think again about throwing his hat in the ring? Gerard O’Donovan One-Day International Cricket: Scotland v England Sky Sports Main Event, 10.30am Having responded brilliantly to tie the Test series with Pakistan 1-1, England now turn their attention to Scotland, with this ODI at the Grange in Edinburgh. Songs of Praise BBC One, 1.25pm A year on from the Grenfell Tower disaster, Aled Jones presents a commemorative special edition exploring how the local community in North Kensington is coping and recovering. Britain Celebrates Live: 100 Years of Women’s Votes BBC One, 2.00pm Live coverage of today’s public processions through Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Tonight’s Antiques Roadshow, at 8pm, also takes up the theme, devoting its time to items with links to remarkable women. Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix Sky Sports Main Event, 5.30pm After a Monaco Grand Prix that left championship leader Lewis Hamilton, in his words, “cold”, all eyes are on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, where Daniel Riccardio will be aiming to win back-to-back races. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 ITV, 6.30pm Live from Old Trafford, it’s the annual England v World XI charity football match between teams mixing celebrities and professional athletes. This year Robbie Williams’s England is taking on a team of international stars led by Usain Bolt. Other players include Mo Farah, Gordon Ramsay, Olly Murs, and Eric Cantona, and there’s live music from Jessie Ware. Countryfile BBC One, 7.00pm The last of three specials heads for Sandringham in Norfolk, the most private of the Royal retreats. Matt Baker discovers one of the Queen’s less-known interests – racing pigeons – while Ellie Harrison learns more about her love of horses. GO Patrick Melrose Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Benedict Cumberbatch’s brilliantly judged bravura performance has been one of the television highlights of 2018. Tonight, he brings the series to an entertaining and emotionally charged close as Patrick, separated and back in London in 2006, hopes to put the past to rest following his mother’s funeral. Cosby: The Women Speak Sony Crime Channel, 9.00pm Following Bill Cosby’s conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, here’s another opportunity to see the A&E network’s 2015 one-hour special in which the extent of the allegations against the former TV icon for predatory sexual behaviour came to light. Over a dozen of the 50-plus women who accused him of rape and sexual assault going back decades talk of their experiences on screen for the first time, and how statute of limitation laws threatened to deprive them of justice. GO Despicable Me 2 (2013) ★★★☆☆ ITV2, 5.10pm Despicable Me, 2010’s animated supervillain comedy, had a neat enough premise. It’s gone in this sequel, though, as Steve Carell’s bald antihero, Gru, is now a reformed soul, occupied with childcare rather than dastardly plots to steal the moon. Gru’s Minions – those knee-high yellow Tic-Tacs – provide the film’s one inspired idea as they’re injected with mutating serum by the film’s mystery baddy. Hulk (2003) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 6.15pm Ang Lee’s dark and stylised version (a split screen mimics the panels of a comic book page) of the Incredible Hulk’s adventures is one of the best and underrated Marvel adaptations, even if it’s too complex at times. Eric Bana stars as Bruce, a scientist who’s exposed to gamma radiation and becomes a not-so-jolly green giant. This is a rampaging tale with bold special effects. Jennifer Connolly co-stars as his love interest. It (2017) ★★★★☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm Stephen King’s evil clown tale is no laughing matter. First a Warners miniseries in 1990, starring an unforgettable Tim Curry, and now a two-part film version. Here we continue the terrifying tale of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), but jump forward three decades to the summer of 1988, buying into the current vogue for Eighties teen-flick nostalgia. The scary stuff is petrifying when it peaks. Monday 11 June Community spirit: those affected by the fire tell their stories Credit: BBC Grenfell BBC One, 8.30pm Bafta-winning director Ben Anthony’s unmissable documentary about last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy opens with a sea of faces, all of which gain poignant individual focus as the film progresses. The blaze at the 24-storey block of public housing in the London borough of Kensington, which resulted in 72 deaths, left a lasting impression in those featured here as each person tells their unique story about the horrific events and their impact. Survivors who lost their homes, the bereaved, bystanders and police all share their stories, although it’s a surprising omission that the firefighters who witnessed the horrors first hand don’t offer their account. Split screens give multiple perspectives on the same moment, and what starts out as a patchwork of personal experience knits together into a mighty whole, the collective voice of a community broken but defiant. In fact, much of the film focuses on the efforts of those affected to unite in the face of seeming indifference from the local council, who also have their say. As the ongoing inquiry continues, this devastating account offers a damning testament of its own, rife with accusations of injustice and neglect, underpinned by blistering rage and grief. Toby Dantzic Fight Like a Girl BBC One, 7.30pm The ferocious sport of female wrestling comes under the spotlight with this lively film following Scottish fighter Kimberly Benson. She combines a gruelling training regime with her daytime job, as she aims for her first world title in Japan. Long Lost Family: What Happened Next ITV, 9.00pm Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall catch up with families they’ve reunited. Cathie Cutler Evans, who met her half-sister in 2016, has found joy in her extended clan. But for Maureen Charlton, separated from her brother Michael for 40 years, progress been painstaking. Dan Snow’s Norman Walks PBS America, 9.00pm Dan Snow sorts fact from fiction as he investigates the history of Norman Britain in this new series. He starts off on the Sussex coast, where aided by evidence from the Bayeux Tapestry, he pieces together William the Conqueror’s 11th-century coastal invasion. Flowers Channel 4, 10.00pm Will Sharpe’s gloriously dark comedy about a dysfunctional family returns with a double bill, then continues each night this week. A seemingly chipper Maurice (Julian Bennett) and Deborah (Olivia Colman) are on a caravanning holiday, while daughter Amy (Sophia di Martino) has a brash new girlfriend. Storyville: City Of Ghosts BBC Four, 10.30pm There are images of death in Matthew Heineman’s film so harrowing that it’s hard to keep watching, but these are the sights that Heineman’s subject, rebel group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered, face daily. The renegade collective have made it their task to secretly film the atrocities committed by Isil in the Syrian city of Raqqa, and show the rest of the world the reality of the regime. It’s an astonishing act of citizen-led journalism, and the participants’ fear and grief, as well as their sense of purpose, are starkly captured in Heineman’s blunt and brutal chronicle of a city in turmoil. TD Prisons Uncovered: Out Of Control? ITV, 10.45pm; Scotland, 11.05pm; Wales, 11.15pm; not UTV In 2016, HMP Birmingham saw the worst prison riot for 25 years, in which 600 inmates were freed from their cells. This sobering documentary looks at the factors behind the incident and reflects on the prison system. TD Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor stars in this so-so John le Carré adaptation as poetry lecturer Perry Makepeace, who becomes embroiled in negotiations to bring Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), a well-connected Russian oligarch, into the fold of British intelligence. Skarsgård is the standout here, charging into his role with pungency, playing Dima as a bedraggled beast of Moscow’s criminal underworld. The Shining (1980) ★★★★★ TCM, 9.00pm Set in a deserted hotel that’s in the care of writer Jack (Jack Nicholson) and his family for the winter, Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant psycho-horror, based on the novel by Stephen King, is subtly unsettling. But it’s stuffed, too, with unforgettable nerve-jangling shocks, including the moment when the crazed Jack smashes his way through a door with an axe as his wife (Shelley Duvall) cowers in the corner. Teen Wolf (1985) ★★★☆☆ 5STAR, 12.10am Critics howled at this preposterous teenage comedy but audiences loved it, perhaps because it came out shortly after its star Michael J Fox’s finest hour: Back to the Future. The plot – in which Fox’s likeable nerd morphs into a basketball-playing werewolf – is almost as unlikely as the fact that he still looked fresh out of the 11th grade at the ripe old age of 25. An unparalleled analysis of puberty and adolescence. Tuesday 12 June Hitting the books: Tanisha is a pupil at Townley Grammar Credit: BBC Grammar Schools: Who Will Get In? BBC Two, 9.00pm; Scotland & Wales, 11.15pm Jamie Pickup’s series has walked a tightrope with considerable skill, highlighting the inarguable inequities of our educational system that favours a selective approach, while also acknowledging its considerable benefits and observing the situation from the points of view of both pupils and teachers. It concludes with mock GCSE exams approaching and students at Erith School, a secondary modern, and neighbouring institution Townley Grammar, having to assess their suitability for further education. Some, it’s fair to say, are taking it more seriously than others. Townley pupil Tanisha is underperforming and low on confidence, yet keen to raise her game and nurtured by staff aware of her limitations and capabilities. At Erith, meanwhile, Denisa is angling for a place in Townley Sixth Form and seems more than capable of attaining it, but staffing shortages are crippling science classes amid an endless round of supply teachers and stand-ins. “It keeps me awake at night,” says the admirable faculty head Mr Appiah-Gates. It’s a desperately difficult situation and one that reaches an unexpected conclusion, as common ground is found between two unlikely bedfellows. Gabriel Tate The Champions Netflix, from today Created by Mindy Kaling, this new NBC sitcom plays a bachelor gym owner (Anders Holm) off against his gay, estranged son-cum-new flatmate (the brilliant J J Totah). Smartly written and nimbly performed, it’s a solid mainstream hit. Ackley Bridge Channel 4, 8.00pm Matt Evans and Penny Woolcock continue to keep an implausible number of plates spinning as the fizzy pre-watershed drama continues to conduct its handbrake narrative turns. Both Jordan (Samuel Bottomley) and Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) handle cash shortages in an equally desperate manner, and the arrival of Steve’s ex Claire (Kimberly Walsh) puts head teacher Mandy’s (Jo Joyner) nose out of joint. Our Girl BBC One, 9.00pm Georgie (Michelle Keegan) learns an astonishing secret about the local crime boss, before a major rescue operation begins as the flawed but well-meaning military drama continues. Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera ITV, 9.00pm ITV lays down its prime-time weapons as the World Cup looms, as demonstrated by this daft three-part series of incidents filmed at 30,000 feet. These include what an engine explosion feels like to those on board the plane to the impact of volcanic ash and an extraordinarily dramatic landing. Seeing Daylight: the Photography of Dorothy Bohm Sky Arts, 9.00pm Arriving in England in 1939 to escape the Nazis, Dorothy Bohm became a pioneer of street photography and portraiture of deep humanity. This profile examines her life and work. Elvis: the Searcher Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Based on Peter Guralnick’s epochal two-part biography, Thom Zimny’s HBO epic is a treat, focusing as much on Presley the man as Elvis the icon, Part one follows him out of Tupelo, into Sun Records and on to the US army, with part two’s fall, rise and fall again airing Wednesday at 10.00pm. GT Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia BBC One, 10.45pm; NI, 11.10pm; Scot, 11.45pm First shown on BBC Three, this harrowing film follows 29-year-old Liane, seeking treatment for the titular condition which has left her self-worth in tatters. GT Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.50pm Kevin Costner clearly likes a baseball movie – he’s made five of them. In this one he’s an Iowa farmer instructed by a mysterious voice to build a baseball pitch in the middle of a cornfield, which is soon occupied by a gang of ghostly players from the past. Enjoyably dotty, and responsible for the misquote, “If you build it, they will come” – it’s actually “he will come” – the fantasy is elevated by brilliant performances all around. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm The fifth film in the Die Hard franchise takes place in Russia, where our hero, Bruce Willis’s now grizzled John McClane, arrives in Moscow to hunt for his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney). McClane suspects that he may have become a drug dealer, but it transpires he is in fact working undercover for the CIA, and Dad blunders in on him mid-mission. An enjoyable but clunky thriller. The Departed (2006) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Nothing beats watching a great director in his comfort zone. Martin Scorsese’s gangland thriller – the film that finally won him an Oscar – is riveting. The plot revolves around the local police force’s efforts to stamp out Boston crime lord Frank Costello (a magnificently malevolent Jack Nicholson). There are powerhouse performances, too, from Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. Wednesday 13 June From Russia with love: David Dimbleby Credit: BBC Putin’s Russia with David Dimbleby BBC One, 9.00pm, Wales, 11.05pm “In a democracy if you fail to deliver on economic promises, if you surround yourself with cronies and use the law to suppress opposition, you would rightly be thrown out on your ear. But this is Russia, they do things differently here…” So begins David Dimbleby’s thoughtful film in which – as the eyes of the world turn towards Moscow for the 2018 World Cup football tournament – he takes the opportunity to cast an eye over Vladimir Putin’s 18 years as leader and assess the state of Russia today, especially in regard to the West. What he finds is a country in deep economic crisis yet with a people that seem to happily hero-worship Putin and mostly accept a state machine that controls almost every aspect of their lives with the willing assistance of security services, media, military and church. Dimbleby meets ordinary contented Russians as well as protesters, human rights lawyers, journalists and official spokespeople, coming away with a sense, ultimately, that Putin’s popularity is rooted in his strongman image and media-backed levels of suspicion and hostility towards the West unseen since the end of the Cold War. Gerard O’Donovan The Fight for Women’s Bodies BBC Three, from 10.00am Following the landmark vote to legalise abortion in the Republic of Ireland, Ellie Flynn looks back at the issues through the eyes of campaigners on both sides. Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow Channel 4, 8.00pm Here is a visit to the Isle of Wight, where Peter Snow and his team set out to restore an 1864 wooden train carriage that has served as a holiday chalet since it was decommissioned in the Twenties. Before Grenfell: A Hidden History BBC Two, 9.00pm A year since the Grenfell Tower fire, residents of Kensington relate how the London borough has become the most unequal place in Britain, with the gap between rich and poor once again as extreme as in the 1860s when developers first built housing for the rich in Notting Hill next to the worst slum in London. Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts BBC Four, 9.00pm Millions of years have gone into the human body: lots of great evolutionary adaptations but lots of imperfections, too. In a film that’s as entertaining as it is instructive, anatomist Alice Roberts takes on a challenge to design a better body than the one we get at birth. The Fast Fix: Diabetes ITV, 9.00pm Anita Rani presents a new two-part series exploring whether it is possible for people suffering from type 2 diabetes to reverse the condition by adhering to a radical diet. By consuming just 800 calories a day, can they “fast themselves better”? Concludes tomorrow Big Beasts: Last of the Giants Sky One, 9.00pm Biologist Patrick Aryee explores why size matters in the natural world. Beginning in the Americas, he checks out the planet’s largest predator, the sperm whale; comes face to face with a grizzly bear and gets rather too close to an anaconda that’s as long as a bus. GO How to Start an Airline Channel 4, 10.30pm This documentary follows Bangladeshi-British entrepreneur Kazi Shafiqur Rahman as he attempts to break into the fiercely competitive airline industry while also fulfilling the demands of his faith by insisting that the airline must comply with the teachings of Islam. GO Regarding Henry (1991) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 6.50pm Telling the story of a hotshot lawyer (Harrison Ford) who learns to question his values after a head injury, this film formed a companion piece to Wolf (1994), with Jack Nicholson as a publisher who is bitten by a wolf and turns into a boardroom predator. Directed by Mike Nichols, whose Oscar-winning movie The Graduate was a cinematic landmark of the 1960s, it’s a bit of an embarrassment, but interesting nevertheless. Source Code (2011) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Jake Gyllenhaal repeatedly finds himself reliving the last eight minutes in the life of a man on board a train which is about to be destroyed by a bomb as part of an experiment. Meanwhile, scientists Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright are monitoring Gyllenhaal’s exploits. Duncan Jones confirmed the promise of his directing debut Moon with this thrilling whodunit, which also serves as a moving meditation on life. Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★★☆ Syfy, 10.00pm Michael Keaton is an actor of rare versatility (as his triumphant role in Birdman proved). In this cult, Oscar-winning film by Tim Burton, Keaton shines as a con artist ghost called Beetlejuice, who aims to help two other ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to scare the obnoxious new residents out of their old house. But he then falls for lovely goth Lydia (Winona Ryder), the family’s daughter. Thursday 14 June It’s kicking off: Mark Pugatch (centre) leads ITV’s presenting team Credit: ITV FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony ITV, 2.30pm Regardless of how you think Russia got to be awarded the 21st staging of football’s biggest tournament (by corrupt means or otherwise), it’s time to cast those aspersions aside because the Russia 2018 championship is here. But, two hours before a ball is kicked, the opening ceremony marks the official start of the highest prize in football. And as we all know, entertaining opening ceremonies can be a great curtain-raiser for sport events, if they are done well – think the London 2012 Olympics. This one takes place at the 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium, which is the jewel in Russia’s crown of stadiums and will also host the final on July 15. Mark Pougatch presents the live coverage of the ceremony, which is headlined by actor and rapper Will Smith and Nicky Jam, who will perform Live It Up, the official World Cup song, which has received mixed reviews. As well as that, the ceremony will include local performers showing off different aspects of Russian culture, with gymnasts and trampolinists in among the fireworks and performances on display. The matches get under way following the ceremony with the host nation against Saudi Arabia. Clive Morgan Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm While the BBC’s post-Bake Off cookery contest may not have set the world alight, it’s given the judges plenty to get their teeth into. This week, it’s the final, and three challenges stand between the contestants and the title: a summer favourite, their best main course and a pudding. Springwatch 2018 BBC Two, 8.00pm After three weeks of cute animals, Springwatch comes to an end with Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and co reliving this year’s best moments at Sherborne Park Estate. The Trouble with Women with Anne Robinson BBC One, 9.00pm As a journalist and TV presenter, Anne Robinson shattered the glass ceiling as she built her career. She imagined that now, 50 years later, we’d be much closer to achieving equality than we are. With the ongoing discussions about gender pay, Robinson asks women around the UK what’s preventing parity? Inside HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs Channel 5, 9.00pm Wormwood Scrubs has had some infamous inmates: from serial killers Ian Brady and Peter Sutcliffe to rockers Pete Docherty and Keith Richards. This documentary exploring the prison’s history tells the stories of a Soviet spy who escaped from the jail and its best-known inmate, Charles Bronson. CM Missions BBC Four, 10.00pm and 10.20pm The absorbing French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars concludes with its final double header. This week, psychiatrist Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) discovers the reason behind cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s (Arben Bajraktaraj) mission. I Am Evidence Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm Even though Mariska Hargitay spent almost 20 years as crime fighter Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU, nothing prepared her for what she was to learn in real life. In this shocking documentary, Hargitay investigates the flaws in the US justice system that have allowed tens of thousands of rape kits to go untested for years. It’s a tough film to watch at times, especially as it highlights the issue through deeply personal and harrowing, first-person accounts from four women whose attacks are still fresh in their minds decades after the assaults due to a lack of closure. “I felt like my body was a crime scene,” one of the women recalls. CM Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) ★★★☆☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm Will Ferrell fans will need little encouragement to lap up this affectionate send-up of Nascar racing, redneck culture and male bonding. Ferrell pays a Nascar speed-demon who is challenged by a gay, French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen), to see who is the ultimate racer. It’s a full throttle comedy that plays to Ferrell’s strengths. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) ★★★☆☆ Horror Channel, 9.00pm French director Alexandre Aja makes his Hollywood debut with this grim but gripping remake of Wes Craven’s semi-cult horror film about a family battling a brood of mutants in the New Mexico desert. Aja ups the visceral violence, and the characters – including Ted Levine and Kathleen Quinlan as the parents – are sufficiently well-drawn to make the outcome shocking. The Ghost (2010) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor plays a talented ghost writer, who lands a lucrative contract to edit the memoirs of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), the former UK Prime Minister, in this Roman Polanski adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Soon after, Lang is accused of committing a war crime and the Ghost finds himself drawn into a world of dangerous secrets that put his life at risk. This is a deeply unsettling thriller. Friday 15 June One connected flow: Dan Jones on the Grand Union Canal Building Britain’s Canals Channel 5, 8.00pm His tattoos may have a nerdish medieval theme, but historian Dan Jones still seems too hip to be fronting a stuffy-sounding series about Britain’s iconic canals. Jones’s lively style and eye for interesting detail, however, keeps this subject surprisingly fresh, as he begins this three-part run with a look at the Grand Union Canal, the longest stretch of man-made waterway in Britain. It’s a story that reaches back 200 years, when the demands of the Industrial Revolution called for a speedy way to move goods between Birmingham and London, and the country’s engineering super-brains found ingenious means to link seven separate channels into one connected flow. As Jones explains, while the financial benefits were big, construction of the Grand Union was time consuming and dangerous. The 12-year stop-start struggle to complete the technically complex Blisworth Hill tunnel, for example, saw the deaths of up to 60 workers. Unable to compete with the advent of the speedy steam train, the Grand Union itself soon declined too. The canal is now a source of summertime pleasure, so this is a welcome reminder of its once vital purpose. Toby Dantzic Queer Eye Netflix, from today The success of this heart-warming makeover series, which returned to much acclaim earlier this year, was something of a surprise. Netflix then have been quick to capitalise, snappily rolling out another run barely four months later, with the likeable quintet all returning for more lifestyle revamping. Details are so far scant, but the show’s culture guru Karamo Brown has hinted that women and the trans community could be featured. World Cup 2018: Portugal v Spain BBC One, 6.20pm The pick of this week’s World Cup matches happens on day two at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi and comes from Group B. Expect a tense affair as Spain, who suffered the ignominy of failing to make it to the knockout rounds four years ago, take on their bitter rivals Portugal. The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Former footballer Dennis Wise heads the team of celebrity hopefuls, joined by Katie Price, Roman Kemp, Bez and Binky Felstead.Wise struggles with a fiendish skill game, while a number-based challenge sets Felstead’s head spinning. Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Jane McDonald wraps up her Antipodean adventure in New Zealand’s North Island. She rubs noses with a Maori tribe in Napier, explores Rotorua’s dramatic geothermal landscapes and views Auckland’s skyline from a helicopter. Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.40pm This is a final bout of topical treats from veteran impressionist Tracey Ullman. Favourites Angela Merkel and Rupert Murdoch get a look in, alongside more takes on Jeremy Corbyn, Michael Gove and Nanny, the dedicated carer of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Africa: A Journey Into Music BBC Four, 10.00pm Apart from the occasional act on Later… with Jools Holland, world music doesn’t get much airtime on our TVs, so this beguiling series helmed by DJ Rita Ray offers a welcome insight into its traditions. For her final foray, Ray heads to Mali, home to more Grammy award-winning artists than any other African country. From her attempts at a sinuous wedding dance to meeting renowned harp player Toumani Diabaté, Ray’s journey is full of stirring encounters. TD Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive Channel 5, 10.00pm A fitting reminder of Dale Winton’s easy-going charm, this swansong travelogue series resumes after a hiatus with our host in ocean-front Miami. Highlights include a trip to Little Havana, the city’s Cuban quarter, and a look at fashion designer Versace’s opulent former home. TD Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm In a similar but distinct way to Ridley Scott’s masterful original, Blade Runner 2049 mulls one of the meatiest questions around: is surface all that there is, or do life’s currents run deeper than the things we can see, hear and touch? Denis Villeneuve’s film toys with both options, making neither a comfort – and in the process, maps out a provocative blockbuster. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star. Red (2010) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm A starry line-up of actors of pensionable age is the attraction of this light-hearted adaptation of Warren Ellis’s graphic novel, and it’s hard to resist Helen Mirren with a submachine gun. RED stands for “Retired Extremely Dangerous”, which is what the CIA has labelled former agents Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mirren, who team up to find out who has marked them for assassination, and why. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ★★★★★ Channel 4, 11.40pm Soaked in sex, drugs and scandal, Martin Scorsese’s epic is based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent the Nineties illegally amassing a vast personal fortune. With a fantastic performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, this morally bankrupt romp was lauded by audiences and critics alike. Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie co-star. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
What's on TV tonight: RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Supershoppers and more
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show BBC Two, 7.00pm; not Scotland or Wales Anyone mourning the end of the Chelsea Flower Show can seek solace in the RHS’s newest horticultural event, the Chatsworth Flower Show. Although its debut last year was marred by inclement weather, the event deserves to become a magnet for enthusiasts, its USP being its setting in the glorious Capability Brown-designed gardens of Derbyshire’s most famous stately home. This year’s occasion features a show-stopping installation of more than 100 varieties of orchid, a floral river display of 12,000 Cosmos, and eight art installations dotted among the 1,000-acre estate. We begin with Gardeners’ World favourites Carol Klein, Adam Frost and Arit Anderson giving us an overview of the five-day event. Among the five show gardens, the most intriguing-sounding are Elspeth Stockwell’s John Deere Garden, which celebrates 100 years of tractors, and Chris Myers’ Hay Time in the Dales, which is a celebration of wildflower meadows. The gardening experts ask whether conifers are coming back into fashion and explore Chatsworth’s rich orchid history – the Victorian head gardener Joseph Paxton introduced 80 species there. If the weather holds, RHS Chatsworth should become a jewel in the RHS crown. VP Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm This over-egged cookery contest, with too many judges, hasn’t recreated Great British Bake Off’s magic, but goes down easily enough. This week, the five remaining amateurs create a sharing feast and a dish of squid or mackerel. VP Supershoppers Channel 4, 8.00pm This perky take on the consumer show, hosted by Anna Richardson and Sabrina Grant, storms back with an item attacking John Lewis. They argue that the department store’s price promise can’t always be believed, alongside other items looking at faddy dairy-free milks and battery life. VP Secrets of the Chocolate Factory: Inside Cadbury Channel 5, 9.00pm This breezy documentary looks at the history of our favourite chocolate brand, from its founding as a well-meaning Victorian social experiment to the hostile takeover by Kraft in 2010. It’s packed fuller than a Fruit & Nut bar with fascinating titbits, making it a satisfying treat. VP Mock the Week BBC Two, 10.00pm TV’s most competitive panel show is back to take a sideways look at the news, with James Acaster and Zoe Lyons among the stand-ups joining stalwart Hugh Dennis and host Dara O’Briain. Donald Trump and Brexit ensure there’s be no shortage of material. VP Quantico Alibi, 9.00pm Priyanka Chopra, a close friend of the duchess formerly known as Meghan Markle, guest stars in the third run of this crime thriller. This new series, set three years after the last, sees Chopra’s ex-FBI agent, Alex Parrish, living under a pseudonym, until men with guns find her. VP Billions Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm It’s a pleasure to watch Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis slug it out each week as hot-shot attorney Chuck and shady banker Axe in this drama about high finance. This week, Axe and Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) fall out over her worth to the firm. VP Missions BBC Four, from 10.00pm Another double helping of the French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars, in bite-sized 25-minute chunks. This week, Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) wallows in memories of her father, while back in 1960s’ Moscow we meet Vladimir Komarov (Arben Bajraktaraj), who was a real cosmonaut. VP Two Rode Together (1961) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 12.20pm Working for the first time with director John Ford, James Stewart stars in this slow western, based on the novel Comanche Captives by Will Cook and which has thematic echoes of Ford’s The Searchers. Guthrie McCabe (Stewart) is a corrupt town marshal who is hired by a Cavalry lieutenant (Richard Widmark) to help rescue captives held by the Comanche in 1880s Texas. Shirley Jones co-stars. Calendar Girls (2003) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Greats, 6.00pm This gentle, eye-moistening comedy, which has been turned into a successful play, is based on the true story of a group of Women’s Institute members in Yorkshire who raised money for leukaemia research by posing naked for a calendar. Helen Mirren, Julie Walters and Celia Imrie are among the women stripping off (well, more or less: certain body parts are always obscured by tea- cups, cream buns, etc). The Karate Kid (1984) ★★★★☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm One of the Eighties’ best-loved films, and far superior to the 2010 remake starring Jaden Smith (son of Will). It tells the story of bullied Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio), who’s taken under the wing of handyman Mr Miyagi (Pat Morita) and taught how to wash cars and paint fences. Of course, this turns out to be masterly martial arts training. Elisabeth Shue also stars as Larusso’s love interest Ali. Friday 8 June YouTube blogger Alfie Deyes, actress Jorgie Porter, long jumper Greg Rutherford, Dame Kelly Holmes, and MC Big Narstie take part in The Crystal Maze Credit: Channel 4 The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Channel 4’s successful reboot of the cult Eighties series continues its golden run of form with another charity special featuring people who, in the words of Maze Master Richard Ayoade, “we have all agreed, for some reason, to call… celebrities”. Ayoade is unstinting in his good-natured jibes, and his targets are equally obliging in laughing them off: this time around, it’s Olympians Kelly Holmes and Greg Rutherford, Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter, YouTube vlogger Alfie Deyes and grime MC Big Narstie. The latter comes in for the roughest ride, and indeed you may not see a more agonising sequence all year than Big Narstie wrestling with Jarhead’s (Adam Buxton) not-enormously taxing riddles, but his utter delight at being involved (“I’m GASSED!”) earns him a pass. The tasks are the usual ingenious grab-bag, honouring the heritage of the series while also advancing it, from the daft (balancing on space hoppers) to the fiendish (blowing a ball around a maze with “directional guffs” from an air pump). For his part, Ayoade once again proves himself the natural heir to Richard O’Brien in surreal wit (pace Ed Tudor-Pole and Stephan Merchant), and the cause, Stand Up 2 Cancer, is unimpeachable. GT Dispatches: After Grenfell Channel 4, 7.30pm In spite of a wealth of promises in the wake of the catastrophic fire in Grenfell Tower, claims abound that too many of the country’s tower blocks remain unsafe. Ed Howker investigates whether expert advice has been heeded and looks at the risks, both existing and newly discovered, for the tower’s residents. GT Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Channel 5’s first-ever Bafta-winning show returns for a trip down under, with former cruise ship singer Jane McDonald exploring Sydney, Tasmania, Dunedin and Christchurch. GT Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.30pm Ullman continues to play to her strengths with her roll call of uncanny impersonations of famous people. Theresa May, Angela Merkle and Nicola Sturgeon are back, along with her bizarrely convincing Michael Gove, while Jacob Rees-Mogg (Liam Hourican) and his Nanny (Ullman) endure yet more humiliation. GT Arctic Monkeys Live at the BBC BBC Two, 11.05pm Alex Turner and his band play selections from their divisive new album, Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino, as well as a few oldies, including A Certain Romance, to reassure their more conservative fans. GT Cloak and Dagger Amazon Prime, from today Marvel’s latest TV offering is this teen series in which Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) discover new, mysteriously connected superpowers. GT Sense8 Netflix, from today The Wachowskis’ kaleidoscopic saga ends with a two-hour episode created after its fans demanded closure when the series was axed. With Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) missing, Capheus (Toby Onwumere) running for office, Sun Bak (Bae Doona) on the run and the mysterious Chairman still at large, there’s no shortage of loose ends. GT The Staircase Netflix, from today This 2004 eight-parter documented the 16-year court battle over the fate of novelist Michael Peterson, accused of pushing his wife down the stairs to her death. Landing on Netflix with new, equally gripping episodes, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s series is both the old and the new Making a Murderer. GT The Way Way Back (2013) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.55pm This coming-of-age story feels like familiar terrain, but it’s agreeably done. Duncan (Liam James) learns about life, love and self-esteem from a gang of water-park employees, including the excellent Sam Rockwell, when forced to go on holiday with his mother (Toni Collette) and her boyfriend (Steve Carrell). The script flows and there’s enough melancholy and edge to the overall comic tone for its charm to prevail. Bend It Like Beckham (2002) ★★★☆☆ ITV, 10.45pm Keira Knightley’s career kicked off with this feelgood football-themed comedy drama from Bhaji on the Beach director Gurinder Chadha. She stars alongside Parminder Nagra as one of two 18-year-old girls who set out to make it as professional footballers, despite their families’ best efforts to stop them. Next of Kin’s Archie Panjabi and Shaznay Lewis (of reunited Nineties girl band All Saints fame) co-star. Platoon (1986) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 11.00pm This is a chance to see a young Charlie Sheen at the start of his turbulent career. The horrors of the Vietnam War are seen through the prism of a fresh-faced college dropout (Sheen) who finds himself in the thick of battle while Willem Dafoe plays his sympathetic sergeant. Director Oliver Stone used his own experiences of serving in the US army during the war to inform this harrowing film that won four Oscars. Saturday 9 June Controversial: the writer and intellectual Germaine Greer is profiled Credit: BBC Germaine Bloody Greer BBC Two, 9.00pm The personal views of Germaine Greer once had a universality and pungency about them that the world so desperately needed. But her recent comments about rape, violence on TV and transpeople, by contrast, resemble self-important trolling: wilfully controversial, dreadfully retrograde and a blight on a considerable legacy. This thrilling profile is a reminder of why she still matters, albeit perhaps more for what she was than what she has become. Novelist Zoë Heller and journalist Rosie Boycott are among those singing her praises, while Greer herself proves as unable as ever to avoid calling out a daft question or savaging a sacred cow. The footage is exciting and superbly mounted by director Clare Beavan. Whether it’s Greer’s early films, her steadfastness in the face of the abuse sent her way after The Female Eunuch was published, and her evisceration of Norman Mailer during a famous 1971 set-to in New York, Greer remains a most rugged individual. “I don’t think Germaine and the word ‘sisterhood’ are natural bedfellows,” reckons Boycott. What about that legacy? “I don’t do regret and I don’t do things that I regret,” Greer concludes. By any standards, a remarkable life. Gabriel Tate Trooping the Colour BBC One, 10.30am Marking the official birthday of the Queen, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards will conduct their annual pageant on Horse Guards Parade, introduced by Huw Edwards and with J J Chalmers offering behind-the-scenes insights. There are highlights at 7.30pm on BBC Two. French Open Tennis: The women’s final ITV, 1.30pm Action on the 14th day at Roland Garros features the women’s singles final in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. Jelena Ostapenko met Simona Halep in last year’s showpiece match, where the Latvian defeated the number three seed 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to become the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam tournament and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933. The men’s final, which was won for a record 10th time by Spaniard Rafael Nadal last year, takes place on Sunday at 1.30pm on ITV. Women’s International One-Day Cricket: England Women v South Africa Women Sky Sports Main Event, 1.30pm It’s the opening one-day international of the three-match series, which takes place at New Road in Worcester. Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor and Lauren Winfield all return to the England squad after missing out on the Indian tour. World Cup-winning duo Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley miss out, however. International Rugby Union: South Africa v England Sky Sports Main Event, 3.00pm This afternoon England will be looking to dispatch the Springboks at a venue Eddie Jones has described as the “spiritual home of rugby”. They’ve not won at Ellis Park in Johannesburg since 1972 – their only triumph at the venue – and their last appearance here was a 36-27 defeat under Stuart Lancaster in 2012. Ellis Park was the setting for the Springboks’ World Cup final victory over New Zealand in 1995 and one of the sport’s finest moments – Nelson Mandela handing Francois Pienaar the Webb Ellis Cup. “It will be hostile but it’s fantastic and I am so excited about it,” says Jones. “In world rugby who do you want to beat? The Springboks at Ellis Park.” Owen Farrell will captain England, while the hugely talented New Zealand-born flanker Brad Shields is expected to play a part for the visitors. The River Wye with Will Millard BBC Two, 5.30pm; Scotland, 2.45pm After deconstructing the exploration documentary in the fascinating and alarming My Year with the Tribe, explorer Will Millard is on slightly surer ground with this new series in which he journeys down the River Wye. He begins his journey with a search for the river’s source on the slopes of Plynlimon, before he has an encounter with an entrepreneurial local sheep farmer. Take Me Out: Over 50s Special ITV, 8.00pm Three “older gentlemen” (I’m sure host Paddy McGuinness will make plenty of gags here) face 30 single “Golden Girls”, including a former nun and an ex-partner of action hero Jason Statham, in this one-off special of the ever-popular dating show. Hidden BBC Four, 9.00pm After Hinterland and Keeping Faith comes the BBC’s latest Welsh language crime thriller. Hidden has a familiar set-up – the discovery of a young girl’s body in a disused quarry tears a small community apart – but Sian Reese-Williams and Sion Alun Davies as DIs Cadi John and Owen Vaughan area leading pair to reckon with, and the atmosphere of unease benefits hugely from the mountainous surroundings. Come Together: the Rise of the Festival Sky Arts, 9.00pm The line-up for this documentary would grace any festival, with Pete Townshend and Noel Gallagher among the interviewees explaining the evolution of the modern music festival from its earliest jazz and blues incarnations in Newport, through the hippy beanfeasts of Monterey and Woodstock to Glastonbury and Coachella. There are also contributions from those who promote and document festivals, including Michael Eavis and D A Pennebaker. GT A Girl’s Guide to TV BBC Two, 10.00pm; not NI Comedian Rachel Parris of The Mash Report presents her typically tongue-in-cheek advice for women looking to get ahead in television. GT Maleficent (2014) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 6.05pm Angelina Jolie stars as the titular Maleficent in Disney’s live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, which follows her from a carefree fairy to Mistress of All Evil, muddling the distinction between hero and villain. Maleficent is happy in a kingdom of peculiar CGI beasts until her heart is broken by Stefan (Sharlto Copley), who inherits the throne. Seeking vengeance, she curses his baby, Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Thor: The Dark World (2013) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 10.35pm This is a follow-up to the popular Norse god/superhero blockbuster. The rather flabby plot is alleviated by Chris Hemsworth’s hearty charisma, which provides frequent relief from Natalie Portman’s bland damsel-in-distress (attempts to beef up her character by making her an astrophysicist are undermined by her constant fainting). Highlights include Thor sliding down The Gherkin skyscraper. Made in Dagenham (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC Two, 11.45pm Industrial action in pursuit of equal pay for women doesn’t sound too thrilling a subject, but Nigel Cole’s (Calendar Girls) film, based around the real-life strike from 1968, turns out to be a rousing crowd-pleaser. Sally Hawkins plays the reluctant ringleader of the workers who sew car seats at Ford’s Dagenham plant; Bob Hoskins is a union rep; Miranda Richardson is wonderful as Labour MP Barbara Castle. Sunday 10 June Smoldering: Aidan Turner returns as the eponymous hero Credit: BBC Poldark BBC One, 9.00pm Not since Daniel Craig emerged from the waves in Casino Royale has there been so much fuss over a pair of wet pecs. Yes, Poldark is back for a fourth series and star Aidan Turner bares his chest for the fans in an opening scene that, if nothing else, suggests that he’s spent a lot of time exercising since the end of series three. This opener finds our swashbuckling hero Ross Poldark (Turner) back in full-on Cornish crusader mode when, following a disturbance in Truro, he locks horns with old enemy George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) over the fate of three good pals accused of riot and murder. Meanwhile, his flame-haired wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) can’t fend off her intimate longings following that illicit clinch in the dunes with poetry-penning aristo Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse) – who, with the announcement of a general election, looks set to be diverted into a career at Westminster. But as Dr Dwight (Luke Norris) is at pains to point out, Armitage has a delicate constitution that might not suit the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics. Could Ross be persuaded to think again about throwing his hat in the ring? Gerard O’Donovan One-Day International Cricket: Scotland v England Sky Sports Main Event, 10.30am Having responded brilliantly to tie the Test series with Pakistan 1-1, England now turn their attention to Scotland, with this ODI at the Grange in Edinburgh. Songs of Praise BBC One, 1.25pm A year on from the Grenfell Tower disaster, Aled Jones presents a commemorative special edition exploring how the local community in North Kensington is coping and recovering. Britain Celebrates Live: 100 Years of Women’s Votes BBC One, 2.00pm Live coverage of today’s public processions through Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Tonight’s Antiques Roadshow, at 8pm, also takes up the theme, devoting its time to items with links to remarkable women. Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix Sky Sports Main Event, 5.30pm After a Monaco Grand Prix that left championship leader Lewis Hamilton, in his words, “cold”, all eyes are on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, where Daniel Riccardio will be aiming to win back-to-back races. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 ITV, 6.30pm Live from Old Trafford, it’s the annual England v World XI charity football match between teams mixing celebrities and professional athletes. This year Robbie Williams’s England is taking on a team of international stars led by Usain Bolt. Other players include Mo Farah, Gordon Ramsay, Olly Murs, and Eric Cantona, and there’s live music from Jessie Ware. Countryfile BBC One, 7.00pm The last of three specials heads for Sandringham in Norfolk, the most private of the Royal retreats. Matt Baker discovers one of the Queen’s less-known interests – racing pigeons – while Ellie Harrison learns more about her love of horses. GO Patrick Melrose Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Benedict Cumberbatch’s brilliantly judged bravura performance has been one of the television highlights of 2018. Tonight, he brings the series to an entertaining and emotionally charged close as Patrick, separated and back in London in 2006, hopes to put the past to rest following his mother’s funeral. Cosby: The Women Speak Sony Crime Channel, 9.00pm Following Bill Cosby’s conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, here’s another opportunity to see the A&E network’s 2015 one-hour special in which the extent of the allegations against the former TV icon for predatory sexual behaviour came to light. Over a dozen of the 50-plus women who accused him of rape and sexual assault going back decades talk of their experiences on screen for the first time, and how statute of limitation laws threatened to deprive them of justice. GO Despicable Me 2 (2013) ★★★☆☆ ITV2, 5.10pm Despicable Me, 2010’s animated supervillain comedy, had a neat enough premise. It’s gone in this sequel, though, as Steve Carell’s bald antihero, Gru, is now a reformed soul, occupied with childcare rather than dastardly plots to steal the moon. Gru’s Minions – those knee-high yellow Tic-Tacs – provide the film’s one inspired idea as they’re injected with mutating serum by the film’s mystery baddy. Hulk (2003) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 6.15pm Ang Lee’s dark and stylised version (a split screen mimics the panels of a comic book page) of the Incredible Hulk’s adventures is one of the best and underrated Marvel adaptations, even if it’s too complex at times. Eric Bana stars as Bruce, a scientist who’s exposed to gamma radiation and becomes a not-so-jolly green giant. This is a rampaging tale with bold special effects. Jennifer Connolly co-stars as his love interest. It (2017) ★★★★☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm Stephen King’s evil clown tale is no laughing matter. First a Warners miniseries in 1990, starring an unforgettable Tim Curry, and now a two-part film version. Here we continue the terrifying tale of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), but jump forward three decades to the summer of 1988, buying into the current vogue for Eighties teen-flick nostalgia. The scary stuff is petrifying when it peaks. Monday 11 June Community spirit: those affected by the fire tell their stories Credit: BBC Grenfell BBC One, 8.30pm Bafta-winning director Ben Anthony’s unmissable documentary about last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy opens with a sea of faces, all of which gain poignant individual focus as the film progresses. The blaze at the 24-storey block of public housing in the London borough of Kensington, which resulted in 72 deaths, left a lasting impression in those featured here as each person tells their unique story about the horrific events and their impact. Survivors who lost their homes, the bereaved, bystanders and police all share their stories, although it’s a surprising omission that the firefighters who witnessed the horrors first hand don’t offer their account. Split screens give multiple perspectives on the same moment, and what starts out as a patchwork of personal experience knits together into a mighty whole, the collective voice of a community broken but defiant. In fact, much of the film focuses on the efforts of those affected to unite in the face of seeming indifference from the local council, who also have their say. As the ongoing inquiry continues, this devastating account offers a damning testament of its own, rife with accusations of injustice and neglect, underpinned by blistering rage and grief. Toby Dantzic Fight Like a Girl BBC One, 7.30pm The ferocious sport of female wrestling comes under the spotlight with this lively film following Scottish fighter Kimberly Benson. She combines a gruelling training regime with her daytime job, as she aims for her first world title in Japan. Long Lost Family: What Happened Next ITV, 9.00pm Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall catch up with families they’ve reunited. Cathie Cutler Evans, who met her half-sister in 2016, has found joy in her extended clan. But for Maureen Charlton, separated from her brother Michael for 40 years, progress been painstaking. Dan Snow’s Norman Walks PBS America, 9.00pm Dan Snow sorts fact from fiction as he investigates the history of Norman Britain in this new series. He starts off on the Sussex coast, where aided by evidence from the Bayeux Tapestry, he pieces together William the Conqueror’s 11th-century coastal invasion. Flowers Channel 4, 10.00pm Will Sharpe’s gloriously dark comedy about a dysfunctional family returns with a double bill, then continues each night this week. A seemingly chipper Maurice (Julian Bennett) and Deborah (Olivia Colman) are on a caravanning holiday, while daughter Amy (Sophia di Martino) has a brash new girlfriend. Storyville: City Of Ghosts BBC Four, 10.30pm There are images of death in Matthew Heineman’s film so harrowing that it’s hard to keep watching, but these are the sights that Heineman’s subject, rebel group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered, face daily. The renegade collective have made it their task to secretly film the atrocities committed by Isil in the Syrian city of Raqqa, and show the rest of the world the reality of the regime. It’s an astonishing act of citizen-led journalism, and the participants’ fear and grief, as well as their sense of purpose, are starkly captured in Heineman’s blunt and brutal chronicle of a city in turmoil. TD Prisons Uncovered: Out Of Control? ITV, 10.45pm; Scotland, 11.05pm; Wales, 11.15pm; not UTV In 2016, HMP Birmingham saw the worst prison riot for 25 years, in which 600 inmates were freed from their cells. This sobering documentary looks at the factors behind the incident and reflects on the prison system. TD Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor stars in this so-so John le Carré adaptation as poetry lecturer Perry Makepeace, who becomes embroiled in negotiations to bring Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), a well-connected Russian oligarch, into the fold of British intelligence. Skarsgård is the standout here, charging into his role with pungency, playing Dima as a bedraggled beast of Moscow’s criminal underworld. The Shining (1980) ★★★★★ TCM, 9.00pm Set in a deserted hotel that’s in the care of writer Jack (Jack Nicholson) and his family for the winter, Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant psycho-horror, based on the novel by Stephen King, is subtly unsettling. But it’s stuffed, too, with unforgettable nerve-jangling shocks, including the moment when the crazed Jack smashes his way through a door with an axe as his wife (Shelley Duvall) cowers in the corner. Teen Wolf (1985) ★★★☆☆ 5STAR, 12.10am Critics howled at this preposterous teenage comedy but audiences loved it, perhaps because it came out shortly after its star Michael J Fox’s finest hour: Back to the Future. The plot – in which Fox’s likeable nerd morphs into a basketball-playing werewolf – is almost as unlikely as the fact that he still looked fresh out of the 11th grade at the ripe old age of 25. An unparalleled analysis of puberty and adolescence. Tuesday 12 June Hitting the books: Tanisha is a pupil at Townley Grammar Credit: BBC Grammar Schools: Who Will Get In? BBC Two, 9.00pm; Scotland & Wales, 11.15pm Jamie Pickup’s series has walked a tightrope with considerable skill, highlighting the inarguable inequities of our educational system that favours a selective approach, while also acknowledging its considerable benefits and observing the situation from the points of view of both pupils and teachers. It concludes with mock GCSE exams approaching and students at Erith School, a secondary modern, and neighbouring institution Townley Grammar, having to assess their suitability for further education. Some, it’s fair to say, are taking it more seriously than others. Townley pupil Tanisha is underperforming and low on confidence, yet keen to raise her game and nurtured by staff aware of her limitations and capabilities. At Erith, meanwhile, Denisa is angling for a place in Townley Sixth Form and seems more than capable of attaining it, but staffing shortages are crippling science classes amid an endless round of supply teachers and stand-ins. “It keeps me awake at night,” says the admirable faculty head Mr Appiah-Gates. It’s a desperately difficult situation and one that reaches an unexpected conclusion, as common ground is found between two unlikely bedfellows. Gabriel Tate The Champions Netflix, from today Created by Mindy Kaling, this new NBC sitcom plays a bachelor gym owner (Anders Holm) off against his gay, estranged son-cum-new flatmate (the brilliant J J Totah). Smartly written and nimbly performed, it’s a solid mainstream hit. Ackley Bridge Channel 4, 8.00pm Matt Evans and Penny Woolcock continue to keep an implausible number of plates spinning as the fizzy pre-watershed drama continues to conduct its handbrake narrative turns. Both Jordan (Samuel Bottomley) and Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) handle cash shortages in an equally desperate manner, and the arrival of Steve’s ex Claire (Kimberly Walsh) puts head teacher Mandy’s (Jo Joyner) nose out of joint. Our Girl BBC One, 9.00pm Georgie (Michelle Keegan) learns an astonishing secret about the local crime boss, before a major rescue operation begins as the flawed but well-meaning military drama continues. Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera ITV, 9.00pm ITV lays down its prime-time weapons as the World Cup looms, as demonstrated by this daft three-part series of incidents filmed at 30,000 feet. These include what an engine explosion feels like to those on board the plane to the impact of volcanic ash and an extraordinarily dramatic landing. Seeing Daylight: the Photography of Dorothy Bohm Sky Arts, 9.00pm Arriving in England in 1939 to escape the Nazis, Dorothy Bohm became a pioneer of street photography and portraiture of deep humanity. This profile examines her life and work. Elvis: the Searcher Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm Based on Peter Guralnick’s epochal two-part biography, Thom Zimny’s HBO epic is a treat, focusing as much on Presley the man as Elvis the icon, Part one follows him out of Tupelo, into Sun Records and on to the US army, with part two’s fall, rise and fall again airing Wednesday at 10.00pm. GT Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia BBC One, 10.45pm; NI, 11.10pm; Scot, 11.45pm First shown on BBC Three, this harrowing film follows 29-year-old Liane, seeking treatment for the titular condition which has left her self-worth in tatters. GT Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★★☆ Film4, 6.50pm Kevin Costner clearly likes a baseball movie – he’s made five of them. In this one he’s an Iowa farmer instructed by a mysterious voice to build a baseball pitch in the middle of a cornfield, which is soon occupied by a gang of ghostly players from the past. Enjoyably dotty, and responsible for the misquote, “If you build it, they will come” – it’s actually “he will come” – the fantasy is elevated by brilliant performances all around. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm The fifth film in the Die Hard franchise takes place in Russia, where our hero, Bruce Willis’s now grizzled John McClane, arrives in Moscow to hunt for his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney). McClane suspects that he may have become a drug dealer, but it transpires he is in fact working undercover for the CIA, and Dad blunders in on him mid-mission. An enjoyable but clunky thriller. The Departed (2006) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Nothing beats watching a great director in his comfort zone. Martin Scorsese’s gangland thriller – the film that finally won him an Oscar – is riveting. The plot revolves around the local police force’s efforts to stamp out Boston crime lord Frank Costello (a magnificently malevolent Jack Nicholson). There are powerhouse performances, too, from Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. Wednesday 13 June From Russia with love: David Dimbleby Credit: BBC Putin’s Russia with David Dimbleby BBC One, 9.00pm, Wales, 11.05pm “In a democracy if you fail to deliver on economic promises, if you surround yourself with cronies and use the law to suppress opposition, you would rightly be thrown out on your ear. But this is Russia, they do things differently here…” So begins David Dimbleby’s thoughtful film in which – as the eyes of the world turn towards Moscow for the 2018 World Cup football tournament – he takes the opportunity to cast an eye over Vladimir Putin’s 18 years as leader and assess the state of Russia today, especially in regard to the West. What he finds is a country in deep economic crisis yet with a people that seem to happily hero-worship Putin and mostly accept a state machine that controls almost every aspect of their lives with the willing assistance of security services, media, military and church. Dimbleby meets ordinary contented Russians as well as protesters, human rights lawyers, journalists and official spokespeople, coming away with a sense, ultimately, that Putin’s popularity is rooted in his strongman image and media-backed levels of suspicion and hostility towards the West unseen since the end of the Cold War. Gerard O’Donovan The Fight for Women’s Bodies BBC Three, from 10.00am Following the landmark vote to legalise abortion in the Republic of Ireland, Ellie Flynn looks back at the issues through the eyes of campaigners on both sides. Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow Channel 4, 8.00pm Here is a visit to the Isle of Wight, where Peter Snow and his team set out to restore an 1864 wooden train carriage that has served as a holiday chalet since it was decommissioned in the Twenties. Before Grenfell: A Hidden History BBC Two, 9.00pm A year since the Grenfell Tower fire, residents of Kensington relate how the London borough has become the most unequal place in Britain, with the gap between rich and poor once again as extreme as in the 1860s when developers first built housing for the rich in Notting Hill next to the worst slum in London. Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts BBC Four, 9.00pm Millions of years have gone into the human body: lots of great evolutionary adaptations but lots of imperfections, too. In a film that’s as entertaining as it is instructive, anatomist Alice Roberts takes on a challenge to design a better body than the one we get at birth. The Fast Fix: Diabetes ITV, 9.00pm Anita Rani presents a new two-part series exploring whether it is possible for people suffering from type 2 diabetes to reverse the condition by adhering to a radical diet. By consuming just 800 calories a day, can they “fast themselves better”? Concludes tomorrow Big Beasts: Last of the Giants Sky One, 9.00pm Biologist Patrick Aryee explores why size matters in the natural world. Beginning in the Americas, he checks out the planet’s largest predator, the sperm whale; comes face to face with a grizzly bear and gets rather too close to an anaconda that’s as long as a bus. GO How to Start an Airline Channel 4, 10.30pm This documentary follows Bangladeshi-British entrepreneur Kazi Shafiqur Rahman as he attempts to break into the fiercely competitive airline industry while also fulfilling the demands of his faith by insisting that the airline must comply with the teachings of Islam. GO Regarding Henry (1991) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 6.50pm Telling the story of a hotshot lawyer (Harrison Ford) who learns to question his values after a head injury, this film formed a companion piece to Wolf (1994), with Jack Nicholson as a publisher who is bitten by a wolf and turns into a boardroom predator. Directed by Mike Nichols, whose Oscar-winning movie The Graduate was a cinematic landmark of the 1960s, it’s a bit of an embarrassment, but interesting nevertheless. Source Code (2011) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 10.00pm Jake Gyllenhaal repeatedly finds himself reliving the last eight minutes in the life of a man on board a train which is about to be destroyed by a bomb as part of an experiment. Meanwhile, scientists Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright are monitoring Gyllenhaal’s exploits. Duncan Jones confirmed the promise of his directing debut Moon with this thrilling whodunit, which also serves as a moving meditation on life. Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★★☆ Syfy, 10.00pm Michael Keaton is an actor of rare versatility (as his triumphant role in Birdman proved). In this cult, Oscar-winning film by Tim Burton, Keaton shines as a con artist ghost called Beetlejuice, who aims to help two other ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to scare the obnoxious new residents out of their old house. But he then falls for lovely goth Lydia (Winona Ryder), the family’s daughter. Thursday 14 June It’s kicking off: Mark Pugatch (centre) leads ITV’s presenting team Credit: ITV FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony ITV, 2.30pm Regardless of how you think Russia got to be awarded the 21st staging of football’s biggest tournament (by corrupt means or otherwise), it’s time to cast those aspersions aside because the Russia 2018 championship is here. But, two hours before a ball is kicked, the opening ceremony marks the official start of the highest prize in football. And as we all know, entertaining opening ceremonies can be a great curtain-raiser for sport events, if they are done well – think the London 2012 Olympics. This one takes place at the 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium, which is the jewel in Russia’s crown of stadiums and will also host the final on July 15. Mark Pougatch presents the live coverage of the ceremony, which is headlined by actor and rapper Will Smith and Nicky Jam, who will perform Live It Up, the official World Cup song, which has received mixed reviews. As well as that, the ceremony will include local performers showing off different aspects of Russian culture, with gymnasts and trampolinists in among the fireworks and performances on display. The matches get under way following the ceremony with the host nation against Saudi Arabia. Clive Morgan Britain’s Best Home Cook BBC One, 8.00pm While the BBC’s post-Bake Off cookery contest may not have set the world alight, it’s given the judges plenty to get their teeth into. This week, it’s the final, and three challenges stand between the contestants and the title: a summer favourite, their best main course and a pudding. Springwatch 2018 BBC Two, 8.00pm After three weeks of cute animals, Springwatch comes to an end with Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and co reliving this year’s best moments at Sherborne Park Estate. The Trouble with Women with Anne Robinson BBC One, 9.00pm As a journalist and TV presenter, Anne Robinson shattered the glass ceiling as she built her career. She imagined that now, 50 years later, we’d be much closer to achieving equality than we are. With the ongoing discussions about gender pay, Robinson asks women around the UK what’s preventing parity? Inside HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs Channel 5, 9.00pm Wormwood Scrubs has had some infamous inmates: from serial killers Ian Brady and Peter Sutcliffe to rockers Pete Docherty and Keith Richards. This documentary exploring the prison’s history tells the stories of a Soviet spy who escaped from the jail and its best-known inmate, Charles Bronson. CM Missions BBC Four, 10.00pm and 10.20pm The absorbing French sci-fi drama about the first manned mission to Mars concludes with its final double header. This week, psychiatrist Jeanne (Hélène Viviès) discovers the reason behind cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s (Arben Bajraktaraj) mission. I Am Evidence Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm Even though Mariska Hargitay spent almost 20 years as crime fighter Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU, nothing prepared her for what she was to learn in real life. In this shocking documentary, Hargitay investigates the flaws in the US justice system that have allowed tens of thousands of rape kits to go untested for years. It’s a tough film to watch at times, especially as it highlights the issue through deeply personal and harrowing, first-person accounts from four women whose attacks are still fresh in their minds decades after the assaults due to a lack of closure. “I felt like my body was a crime scene,” one of the women recalls. CM Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) ★★★☆☆ Comedy Central, 9.00pm Will Ferrell fans will need little encouragement to lap up this affectionate send-up of Nascar racing, redneck culture and male bonding. Ferrell pays a Nascar speed-demon who is challenged by a gay, French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen), to see who is the ultimate racer. It’s a full throttle comedy that plays to Ferrell’s strengths. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) ★★★☆☆ Horror Channel, 9.00pm French director Alexandre Aja makes his Hollywood debut with this grim but gripping remake of Wes Craven’s semi-cult horror film about a family battling a brood of mutants in the New Mexico desert. Aja ups the visceral violence, and the characters – including Ted Levine and Kathleen Quinlan as the parents – are sufficiently well-drawn to make the outcome shocking. The Ghost (2010) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Ewan McGregor plays a talented ghost writer, who lands a lucrative contract to edit the memoirs of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), the former UK Prime Minister, in this Roman Polanski adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Soon after, Lang is accused of committing a war crime and the Ghost finds himself drawn into a world of dangerous secrets that put his life at risk. This is a deeply unsettling thriller. Friday 15 June One connected flow: Dan Jones on the Grand Union Canal Building Britain’s Canals Channel 5, 8.00pm His tattoos may have a nerdish medieval theme, but historian Dan Jones still seems too hip to be fronting a stuffy-sounding series about Britain’s iconic canals. Jones’s lively style and eye for interesting detail, however, keeps this subject surprisingly fresh, as he begins this three-part run with a look at the Grand Union Canal, the longest stretch of man-made waterway in Britain. It’s a story that reaches back 200 years, when the demands of the Industrial Revolution called for a speedy way to move goods between Birmingham and London, and the country’s engineering super-brains found ingenious means to link seven separate channels into one connected flow. As Jones explains, while the financial benefits were big, construction of the Grand Union was time consuming and dangerous. The 12-year stop-start struggle to complete the technically complex Blisworth Hill tunnel, for example, saw the deaths of up to 60 workers. Unable to compete with the advent of the speedy steam train, the Grand Union itself soon declined too. The canal is now a source of summertime pleasure, so this is a welcome reminder of its once vital purpose. Toby Dantzic Queer Eye Netflix, from today The success of this heart-warming makeover series, which returned to much acclaim earlier this year, was something of a surprise. Netflix then have been quick to capitalise, snappily rolling out another run barely four months later, with the likeable quintet all returning for more lifestyle revamping. Details are so far scant, but the show’s culture guru Karamo Brown has hinted that women and the trans community could be featured. World Cup 2018: Portugal v Spain BBC One, 6.20pm The pick of this week’s World Cup matches happens on day two at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi and comes from Group B. Expect a tense affair as Spain, who suffered the ignominy of failing to make it to the knockout rounds four years ago, take on their bitter rivals Portugal. The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special Channel 4, 9.00pm Former footballer Dennis Wise heads the team of celebrity hopefuls, joined by Katie Price, Roman Kemp, Bez and Binky Felstead.Wise struggles with a fiendish skill game, while a number-based challenge sets Felstead’s head spinning. Cruising with Jane McDonald Channel 5, 9.00pm Jane McDonald wraps up her Antipodean adventure in New Zealand’s North Island. She rubs noses with a Maori tribe in Napier, explores Rotorua’s dramatic geothermal landscapes and views Auckland’s skyline from a helicopter. Tracey Breaks the News BBC One, 9.40pm This is a final bout of topical treats from veteran impressionist Tracey Ullman. Favourites Angela Merkel and Rupert Murdoch get a look in, alongside more takes on Jeremy Corbyn, Michael Gove and Nanny, the dedicated carer of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Africa: A Journey Into Music BBC Four, 10.00pm Apart from the occasional act on Later… with Jools Holland, world music doesn’t get much airtime on our TVs, so this beguiling series helmed by DJ Rita Ray offers a welcome insight into its traditions. For her final foray, Ray heads to Mali, home to more Grammy award-winning artists than any other African country. From her attempts at a sinuous wedding dance to meeting renowned harp player Toumani Diabaté, Ray’s journey is full of stirring encounters. TD Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive Channel 5, 10.00pm A fitting reminder of Dale Winton’s easy-going charm, this swansong travelogue series resumes after a hiatus with our host in ocean-front Miami. Highlights include a trip to Little Havana, the city’s Cuban quarter, and a look at fashion designer Versace’s opulent former home. TD Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.00pm In a similar but distinct way to Ridley Scott’s masterful original, Blade Runner 2049 mulls one of the meatiest questions around: is surface all that there is, or do life’s currents run deeper than the things we can see, hear and touch? Denis Villeneuve’s film toys with both options, making neither a comfort – and in the process, maps out a provocative blockbuster. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star. Red (2010) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm A starry line-up of actors of pensionable age is the attraction of this light-hearted adaptation of Warren Ellis’s graphic novel, and it’s hard to resist Helen Mirren with a submachine gun. RED stands for “Retired Extremely Dangerous”, which is what the CIA has labelled former agents Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mirren, who team up to find out who has marked them for assassination, and why. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ★★★★★ Channel 4, 11.40pm Soaked in sex, drugs and scandal, Martin Scorsese’s epic is based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent the Nineties illegally amassing a vast personal fortune. With a fantastic performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, this morally bankrupt romp was lauded by audiences and critics alike. Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie co-star. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
Rugby Union - Australia vs Scotland - Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia - June 17, 2017 - Australia's Israel Folau dives to score a try. REUTERS/David Gray
Rugby Union - Australia vs Scotland
Rugby Union - Australia vs Scotland - Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia - June 17, 2017 - Australia's Israel Folau dives to score a try. REUTERS/David Gray
FILE PHOTO - Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Scotland vs New Zealand - BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain - November 18, 2017 New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Autumn Internationals - Scotland vs New Zealand
FILE PHOTO - Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Scotland vs New Zealand - BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain - November 18, 2017 New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Scotland vs Australia - BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Britain - November 25, 2017 Australia head coach Michael Cheika during the warm up before the match Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough
Autumn Internationals - Scotland vs Australia
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Scotland vs Australia - BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Britain - November 25, 2017 Australia head coach Michael Cheika during the warm up before the match Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - Scotland vs England - BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain - February 24, 2018 Scotland’s John Barclay celebrates with the Calcutta Cup trophy after victory over England Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Six Nations Championship - Scotland vs England
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - Scotland vs England - BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain - February 24, 2018 Scotland’s John Barclay celebrates with the Calcutta Cup trophy after victory over England Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - Scotland vs England - BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain - February 24, 2018 Scotland’s John Barclay celebrates with the Calcutta Cup trophy after victory over England Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Six Nations Championship - Scotland vs England
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - Scotland vs England - BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain - February 24, 2018 Scotland’s John Barclay celebrates with the Calcutta Cup trophy after victory over England Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith/File Photo
New Zealand is deploying 'rugby diplomacy' in the southern Pacific with plans to use the sport to unlock development in the region and ward off growing Chinese influence. Wellington is seeking to establish a joint team from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga that would join the Super Rugby club competition, which is contested by 15 teams from southern hemisphere nations and Japan. The involvement of a new Pacific islands team - called Pacific Force - is being seen as a potential catalyst for development in the region at a time when China is seeking to gain a foothold through massive investment. "Part of the plan is that rugby can be a diplomatic force to counter China's influence in the Pacific," said New Zealand media outlet Newshub, who first reported the plan. "The idea is that rugby will help keep hearts and minds away from China, which is saturating the region with money to obtain influence." New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters earlier this year expressed "strategic anxiety" over the Pacific. Beijing is being seen as using its economic muscle to gain influence in South Pacific countries. Australia's Lowy Institute estimates China provided US$1.78 billion in aid, including concessional loans, to Pacific nations between 2006-16. Samoa's lock and captain Chris Vui is tackled during the autumn international rugby union test match between Scotland and Samoa at Murrayfield stadium Credit: AFP China has built a presidential palace and government buildings in East Timor and invested heavily in Vanuatu, a tiny island 1,200 miles north-east from Brisbane where reports last month suggested Beijing was eyeing a military base. A New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokeswoman said officials had commissioned an NZ$80,000 (£41,000) report into a Pacific Island Super Rugby franchise. The spokeswoman said: "The establishment of a regional fully professional rugby team in the Pacific Islands has the potential to deliver economic and social benefits to individual players, their families and communities, Pacific Island national rugby unions and teams, and to Pacific Island economies." Fiji, Samoa and Tonga are long-established rugby nations, but players often opt to play for foreign teams at an early stage in their careers. A strong home-based team would help keep star players within the islands, and boost the development of the sport and wider investment. Super Rugby officials are currently exploring plans to restructure the competition from 2021 to 2030. There is speculation that South African teams might opt to join European rugby sides in alternative competitions.
New Zealand deploys ‘rugby diplomacy’ amid scrum with China over Pacific islands
New Zealand is deploying 'rugby diplomacy' in the southern Pacific with plans to use the sport to unlock development in the region and ward off growing Chinese influence. Wellington is seeking to establish a joint team from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga that would join the Super Rugby club competition, which is contested by 15 teams from southern hemisphere nations and Japan. The involvement of a new Pacific islands team - called Pacific Force - is being seen as a potential catalyst for development in the region at a time when China is seeking to gain a foothold through massive investment. "Part of the plan is that rugby can be a diplomatic force to counter China's influence in the Pacific," said New Zealand media outlet Newshub, who first reported the plan. "The idea is that rugby will help keep hearts and minds away from China, which is saturating the region with money to obtain influence." New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters earlier this year expressed "strategic anxiety" over the Pacific. Beijing is being seen as using its economic muscle to gain influence in South Pacific countries. Australia's Lowy Institute estimates China provided US$1.78 billion in aid, including concessional loans, to Pacific nations between 2006-16. Samoa's lock and captain Chris Vui is tackled during the autumn international rugby union test match between Scotland and Samoa at Murrayfield stadium Credit: AFP China has built a presidential palace and government buildings in East Timor and invested heavily in Vanuatu, a tiny island 1,200 miles north-east from Brisbane where reports last month suggested Beijing was eyeing a military base. A New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokeswoman said officials had commissioned an NZ$80,000 (£41,000) report into a Pacific Island Super Rugby franchise. The spokeswoman said: "The establishment of a regional fully professional rugby team in the Pacific Islands has the potential to deliver economic and social benefits to individual players, their families and communities, Pacific Island national rugby unions and teams, and to Pacific Island economies." Fiji, Samoa and Tonga are long-established rugby nations, but players often opt to play for foreign teams at an early stage in their careers. A strong home-based team would help keep star players within the islands, and boost the development of the sport and wider investment. Super Rugby officials are currently exploring plans to restructure the competition from 2021 to 2030. There is speculation that South African teams might opt to join European rugby sides in alternative competitions.
New Zealand is deploying 'rugby diplomacy' in the southern Pacific with plans to use the sport to unlock development in the region and ward off growing Chinese influence. Wellington is seeking to establish a joint team from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga that would join the Super Rugby club competition, which is contested by 15 teams from southern hemisphere nations and Japan. The involvement of a new Pacific islands team - called Pacific Force - is being seen as a potential catalyst for development in the region at a time when China is seeking to gain a foothold through massive investment. "Part of the plan is that rugby can be a diplomatic force to counter China's influence in the Pacific," said New Zealand media outlet Newshub, who first reported the plan. "The idea is that rugby will help keep hearts and minds away from China, which is saturating the region with money to obtain influence." New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters earlier this year expressed "strategic anxiety" over the Pacific. Beijing is being seen as using its economic muscle to gain influence in South Pacific countries. Australia's Lowy Institute estimates China provided US$1.78 billion in aid, including concessional loans, to Pacific nations between 2006-16. Samoa's lock and captain Chris Vui is tackled during the autumn international rugby union test match between Scotland and Samoa at Murrayfield stadium Credit: AFP China has built a presidential palace and government buildings in East Timor and invested heavily in Vanuatu, a tiny island 1,200 miles north-east from Brisbane where reports last month suggested Beijing was eyeing a military base. A New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokeswoman said officials had commissioned an NZ$80,000 (£41,000) report into a Pacific Island Super Rugby franchise. The spokeswoman said: "The establishment of a regional fully professional rugby team in the Pacific Islands has the potential to deliver economic and social benefits to individual players, their families and communities, Pacific Island national rugby unions and teams, and to Pacific Island economies." Fiji, Samoa and Tonga are long-established rugby nations, but players often opt to play for foreign teams at an early stage in their careers. A strong home-based team would help keep star players within the islands, and boost the development of the sport and wider investment. Super Rugby officials are currently exploring plans to restructure the competition from 2021 to 2030. There is speculation that South African teams might opt to join European rugby sides in alternative competitions.
New Zealand deploys ‘rugby diplomacy’ amid scrum with China over Pacific islands
New Zealand is deploying 'rugby diplomacy' in the southern Pacific with plans to use the sport to unlock development in the region and ward off growing Chinese influence. Wellington is seeking to establish a joint team from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga that would join the Super Rugby club competition, which is contested by 15 teams from southern hemisphere nations and Japan. The involvement of a new Pacific islands team - called Pacific Force - is being seen as a potential catalyst for development in the region at a time when China is seeking to gain a foothold through massive investment. "Part of the plan is that rugby can be a diplomatic force to counter China's influence in the Pacific," said New Zealand media outlet Newshub, who first reported the plan. "The idea is that rugby will help keep hearts and minds away from China, which is saturating the region with money to obtain influence." New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters earlier this year expressed "strategic anxiety" over the Pacific. Beijing is being seen as using its economic muscle to gain influence in South Pacific countries. Australia's Lowy Institute estimates China provided US$1.78 billion in aid, including concessional loans, to Pacific nations between 2006-16. Samoa's lock and captain Chris Vui is tackled during the autumn international rugby union test match between Scotland and Samoa at Murrayfield stadium Credit: AFP China has built a presidential palace and government buildings in East Timor and invested heavily in Vanuatu, a tiny island 1,200 miles north-east from Brisbane where reports last month suggested Beijing was eyeing a military base. A New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokeswoman said officials had commissioned an NZ$80,000 (£41,000) report into a Pacific Island Super Rugby franchise. The spokeswoman said: "The establishment of a regional fully professional rugby team in the Pacific Islands has the potential to deliver economic and social benefits to individual players, their families and communities, Pacific Island national rugby unions and teams, and to Pacific Island economies." Fiji, Samoa and Tonga are long-established rugby nations, but players often opt to play for foreign teams at an early stage in their careers. A strong home-based team would help keep star players within the islands, and boost the development of the sport and wider investment. Super Rugby officials are currently exploring plans to restructure the competition from 2021 to 2030. There is speculation that South African teams might opt to join European rugby sides in alternative competitions.
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - Scotland vs France - BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Britain - February 11, 2018 France’s Maxime Machenaud kicks a penalty REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
FILE PHOTO: Six Nations Championship - Scotland vs France
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - Scotland vs France - BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Britain - February 11, 2018 France’s Maxime Machenaud kicks a penalty REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Scotland vs New Zealand - BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain - November 18, 2017 New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Autumn Internationals - Scotland vs New Zealand
Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Scotland vs New Zealand - BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain - November 18, 2017 New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Scotland rugby union coach Gregor Townsend
Scotland rugby union coach Gregor Townsend
Scotland rugby union coach Gregor Townsend
Scotland rugby union coach Gregor Townsend
Scotland rugby union coach Gregor Townsend
Scotland rugby union coach Gregor Townsend
Scotland rugby union coach Gregor Townsend (AFP Photo/WILLIAM WEST)
Scotland rugby union coach Gregor Townsend
Scotland rugby union coach Gregor Townsend (AFP Photo/WILLIAM WEST)
Saturday 5 May Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ITV, 9.15pm Judith Keppel winning, the Coughing Major cheating, Chris Tarrant smirking – for a brief period at the turn of the century Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? was the hottest programme on TV. One episode was watched by more than 19 million viewers and the show went on to inspire a bestselling novel, Q&A, which in turn became Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle’s 2008 Oscar-winning film. In truth, the quiz series only left TV screens four years ago, but it’s the heady early years that ITV is clearly hoping to repeat with this new version to commemorate the 20th anniversaryof the programme. So, what can we expect? It will air every night this week, and there’s a new host, Jeremy Clarkson, who’s roaring in to replace Tarrant. The old lifeline favourites – Phone a Friend, Ask the Audience and 50/50 – remain in place, although ITV have confirmed that there will be a fourth – Ask the Host. Contestants will also be allowed to set their own safety net, traditionally £32,000, once they reach question five. But is it possible for this version to capture the public’s imagination in these days of peak TV? One thing is certain: Clarkson has just the right amount of cocky charm to make a go of it as host. Sarah Hughes Happy Tent Tales CBeebies iPlayer,from today The BBC’s preschool series of live-action folk tales continues with five traditional stories presented by Karina O’Malley. There’s Welsh fairy tale The Golden Harp, traditional Scottish fable The Eagle and the Wren, and a lovely take on one of Aesop’s best, The Fox and the Crow. Rugby Union: Army v Navy Sky Sports Arena, 2.45pm Twickenham is the setting as the two Armed Forces compete for the Babcock trophy. Women’s FA Cup Football: Arsenal Women v Chelsea Ladies BBC One, 5.10pm Arsenal Women take on Chelsea Ladies in the final of the FA Cup, which takes place at Wembley Stadium. Fourteen-time winners Arsenal overcame Everton Ladies 2-1 in their semi-final, while Chelsea defeated the holders Manchester City 2-0. This match is a repeat of the 2016 fixture, in which the Gunners emerged victorious 1-0, thanks to Danielle Carter’s early strike. Beatles Night Sky Arts, from 6.00pm Sky Arts celebrates all things Fab Four with films tracing The Beatles from their humble beginnings to the heady heights of becoming the most famous pop band in the world. First up is My Beatles Black Album with Charles Hazlewood, in which the composer creates a mix of solo tracks by members of the band. The Beatles: From Liverpool to San Francisco then charts the band from their days playing in the Cavern Club to their US success. That’s followed by Ben Lewis’s recent The Beatles, Hippies & Hells Angels which looks at the rise and fall of their multimedia arm Apple Corps. SH Britain’s Got Talent ITV, 8.00pm With two golden buzzer acts already through to the live semi-finals, the fourth round of auditions heats up as more hopefuls strive to impress Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams. Britain’s Most Historic Towns Channel 4, 8.00pm It’s time to uncover Britain’s “Most Regency” town – and if eager Georgette Heyer fans were about to shout Bath, you are wrong. The answer, it turns out, is Cheltenham. Alice Roberts learns about Regency etiquette and uncovers why the pigeon is so important to the spa town. Casualty BBC One, 9.15pm Fans of the long-running medical drama get a treat here as the magnificently icy consultant Connie Beauchamp (Amanda Mealing) returns to work and instantly begins to reassert her authority. Elsewhere, doctor Ethan (George Rainsford) gets a shock when he visits the spot where his brother was murdered. The Great Rameses: New Evidence Revealed Channel 5, 10.10pm Channel 5’s latest series is a pretty straightforward but interesting-enough trawl through Ancient Egyptian history. The series begins with the story of Rameses II, who defeated the Hittites and was subsequently declared a living god by his people. SH Casablanca (1942, b/w) ★★★★★ ITV3, 3.00pm Humphrey Bogart’s Rick runs the American Bar in the eponymous Moroccan city, while Ingrid Bergman is the old flame who forces him to choose between his own heart and the fight against Nazism. Seventy six years on, Michael Curtiz’s Oscar-winning romantic drama is still a film to make the spirit soar; its finely drawn characters, quotable dialogue and haunting music have become iconic. Kajaki (2014) ★★★★☆ BBC Two, 10.00pm; N Ireland, 11.00pm This tense film from Paul Katis tells the true story of British soldiers trapped in a mine-laden riverbed in Afghanistan. It not only convinces with its gory effects, but also with the agony each mine inflicts, and the delirium added when each man doses up with morphine: the acting from a uniformly strong ensemble cast, including Game of Thrones’s Mark Stanley, puts you right there. Sex and the City 2 (2010) ★★☆☆☆ ITV, 10.35pm SatC stalwarts will want a bite of this second film from the Big Apple franchise, but New York City is no more as Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and friends head to Abu Dhabi. The fashion is outrageous, there’s a gay wedding with a swan, and Liza Minnelli does Beyoncé, but the whole thing is culturally insensitive and the women morph into cartoon characters. Turn off your brain and enjoy spending time with these old friends. Sunday 6 May Benoit Blin, Tom Allen, Liam Charles and Cherish Finden. Credit: Channel 4 Bake Off: The Professionals Channel 4, 8.00pm Completing the trifecta of Great British Bake Off shows that have switched from the BBC to Channel 4 is this competition for professional pâtissiers, formerly called Crème de la Crème. The six-part contest has wisely retained judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden, and hired new hosts in comedian Tom Allen and newcomer Liam Charles, who appeared in last year’s Bake Off. The format sees 12 teams of two pastry chefs compete in confectionery wars, beginning with the first half dozen. They’re tasked with making 24 tartes aux fruits and 24 tartes conversations [a sort of French Bakewell tart] followed by a show-stopping edible structure based on a Black Forest gâteau. The tension spikes as temperatures rise inside Firle Place in East Sussex, where it’s filmed – sweltering heat leads to high drama when contestants’ chocolate sculptures look in danger of toppling over. The appeal of the contest is in the staggering quality of the complicated pastries and edible works of art that the chefs turn out, which understandably knock the offerings of Bake Off’s amateurs into a cocked hat. And judges Blin and Finden are as theatrical as they are hard to please. This results in a scrumptious hour of food fetishism. Vicki Power Premier League Football: Chelsea v Liverpool Sky Sports Main Event, 3.30pm Having won their last four games, Chelsea go into this match against third-placed Liverpool in good form. The Blues’ defence will have to be at its best, though: in Mohamed Salah, Liverpool have the most dangerous attacker in the league, and he’ll relish the opportunity to score against the club that sold him to Roma in 2016. When these sides met at Anfield, an 85th-minute goal from Willian ensured Chelsea salvaged a 1-1 draw. The Big Painting Challenge BBC One, 6.00pm It’s the final of this uplifting painting contest for amateurs, and the quartet of finalists relocate to Chatham Dockyards, where they must paint self-portraits. The Durrells ITV, 8.00pm The arrival of the circus to Corfu provides the magic to bring Louisa (Keeley Hawes) and the recently separated Spiro (Alexis Georgoulis) ever closer in an emotional final episode of this beguiling drama. In fact, all of the Durrells have relationship upheavals, teeing up the action nicely for a fourth series. The Woman in White BBC One, 9.00pm Wilkie Collins’s Gothic thriller continues to compel in this fresh adaptation. In the penultimate episode, the women continue to suffer – clued-up Marian (Jessie Buckley) still has fever, rendering her unable to save her clueless half-sister Laura (Olivia Vinall) from the big twist we all know is coming. Ballet’s Dark Knight: Sir Kenneth MacMillan BBC Four, 9.00pm Darcey Bussell and Monica Mason are among the ballet stars who pay tribute to the choreographer Kenneth MacMillan in this excellent new biopic. Bussell, who worked with him at the age of 19, recalls how hard he pushed his dancers: “Nothing was ever good enough.” With contributions from MacMillan’s widow, Australian artist Deborah Williams, the documentary celebrates how the former artistic director of the Royal Ballet transformed ballet from polite pirouetting to a gritty, sexy art form. Michael Clark’s To a Simple, Rock ’N’ Roll: Song BBC Four, 10.00pm Filmed at the Barbican in 2017, maverick choreographer Michael Clark’s acclaimed To a Simple, Rock ’N’ Roll: Song is a mesmerising three-act piece in which he pays tribute to his greatest influences: punk music, Erik Satie and David Bowie. It is introduced here by Jarvis Cocker. VP Walter Presents: Tabula Rasa Channel 4, 10.15pm Belgium gives the Nordic lands a run for their money with another top-notch TV thriller. This nine-parter follows Mie D’Haeze (Veerle Baetens), an amnesiac psychiatric patient who finds she’s been implicated in a missing persons case. Her disturbed mind makes sorting the truth from fantasy virtually impossible. VP Megamind (2010) ★★★☆☆ Channel 4, 2.30pm DreamWorks’ fun tale of a Mekon-like, inept baddie is weird and witty. Directed by Tom McGrath, who was behind Madagascar, Will Ferrell leads voice duties, with funny turns from David Cross as his deputy, Minion, and Brad Pitt as his vain, buff, Aryan nemesis, the perpetually victorious Metro Man. An amusing quirk of Megamind’s is his affected pronunciation – he pronounces Metro City to rhyme with atrocity. The Boxtrolls (2014) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 2.50pm There’s a cheerfully grotesque streak to this Oscar-winning stop-motion animation from the makers of Coraline and ParaNorman. In the town of Cheesebridge, a human boy raised by boxtrolls – trash-collecting creatures who live under the sewers wearing cardboard boxes – vows to save them from a villainous pest exterminator. It’s an endearing set-up and the carnival feel should please both adults and children. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) ★★★★☆ ITV2, 6.10pm The denouement to Peter Jackson’s grandiose adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s epic is the one that scooped an Oscar. Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) arrive at Mount Doom to destroy the Ring, both helped and hindered by the loathsome Gollum. Jackson’s only misjudgement is that the film meanders on for around half an hour after the real action is over. Bank Holiday Monday Peter Kay and Sian Gibson Credit: BBC Peter Kay’s Car Share Unscripted BBC One, 10.00pm The emergence of this improvised episode and the official climax to Peter Kay’s sitcom (airing next Bank Holiday Monday) is a treat for all sorts of reasons. Firstly, it would seem to allay concerns prompted by the comedian’s sudden cancellation of an extensive stand-up tour late last year. Secondly, it may offer closure to the many viewers left distraught by the cliffhanger ending to the second series, which saw straight-talking, outwardly stern John (Kay) fail to respond to the declaration of love proffered by co-worker and unsinkable romantic Kayleigh (Sian Gibson). And thirdly, it will mean one more hour in the company of these two beautifully drawn characters who felt like old friends from the moment they first appeared on our screens in 2015. This opening salvo sees Kay and Gibson ad-libbing in character, attempting to corpse each other with a ruthless lack of professionalism as John and Kayleigh drive home on their daily commute in John’s Fiat 500, their only company being the cheesy oldies radio station Forever FM. Don’t expect resolutions yet; instead, sit back and enjoy two fine performers rustling comic magic up out of thin air. Gabriel Tate The £100k Drop Channel 4, 4.00pm It has a new teatime slot and a 10th of the previous prize money, but Davina McCall is still in situ for this entertaining game show of general knowledge and playing the odds. Tenko True Entertainment, 6.00pm The classic BBC drama set in a Japanese POW camp for British, Dutch and Australian women interned after the fall of Singapore in 1942 is being aired every weeknight at 6.00pm. It’s unflinching in its explorations of friendship, sexuality and the degradations of war. Danceworks: The Dying Swan BBC Four, 7.30pm Beginning four consecutive nights of films exploring the world of British dance today, former Royal Ballet principal Zenaida Yanowsky explores the physical toll of her career as she attempts one final post-surgery comeback. Dispatches: Britain’s Benefits Crisis Channel 4, 7.30pm Morland Sanders investigates the Government’s roll-out of the Universal Credit scheme. It is ostensibly aimed at simplifying the benefits system but instead it is dogged by controversy, cuts to provisions and administrative glitches. ATP Masters Tennis: The Mutua Madrid Open Sky Sports Main Event, 7.30pm It’s the opening day of play in the clay-court tournament at the Caja Magica, where world number one and home favourite Rafael Nadal – in formidable form – is the event’s reigning champion. The Woman in White BBC One, 9.00pm Fiona Seres’s impressively sustained exploration of brutal, brittle masculinity and the stout resistance of their intended victims reaches a gripping climax as Lura (Olivia Vinall) and Marian (Jessie Buckley) strike back against the devious Fosco (Riccardo Scamarcio) and thuggish Sir Percival (Dougray Scott). The Road to Palmyra BBC Four, 9.00pm Ebullient historian Dan Cruickshank and wry photographer Don McCullin make an odd couple, yet their journey through a ravaged Syria casts new light on both the conflict as well as what the material and spiritual costs will be for future generations. GT Genderquake Channel 4, 9.00pm This gimmicky but occasionally enlightening TV experiment puts 11 strangers with different attitudes towards gender and sexuality in a house together for a week: prejudices are aired, preconceptions challenged and romances kindled. It concludes on Tuesday with further revelations and realisations, as well as a debate on the issues raised at 10.00pm. GT Forrest Gump (1994) ★★★★☆ Sky One, 9.00pm Robert Zemeckis’s Oscar-winning comedy drama is full of spirit – even if, at times, it’s slightly saccharine. Forrest (Tom Hanks) is a simpleton with a heart of gold, who, ever true to the homely advice of his mother (Sally Field) is reflecting on his improbable life as a Vietnam War hero, table-tennis champion and accidental millionaire. Hanks, depending on your sentimentality threshold, may prove to be adorable. Notting Hill (1999) ★★★★☆ ITV, 10.20pm This is the second of Richard Curtis’s romcoms, after Four Weddings and a Funeral, about bumbling good eggs and frightfully pretty girls. Hugh Grant plays a London bookseller who attracts the attention of a film star (Julia Roberts) – it’s amusing, in particular when Grant’s character ineptly poses as a journalist from Horse & Hound magazine at a press junket for her sci-fi movie. Papillon (1973) ★★★★☆ BBC Two, 11.00pm Based on the autobiography of petty criminal Henri Charrière – nicknamed Papillon because of his butterfly tattoo – this powerful prison drama is set in the infamous French penal colony Devil’s Island. Steve McQueen impressively stars as the title character, desperate to escape Devil’s Island’s gruesome brutality. Dustin Hoffman gives memorable support as his friend, the small-time fraudster Louis Dega. Tuesday 8 May Inspirational: Kate Humble with Emma and some alpacas Credit: BBC Back to the Land with Kate Humble BBC Two, 7.00pm There aren’t many TV shows that merit the word “inspirational” but Kate Humble’s series looking at the lives and work of entrepreneurial countryside pioneers around the UK does. Here she returns for another 12-part run, beginning by visiting four new start-ups in Cornwall which were prompted by a perceived gap in the market. Her clear favourites – she returns again and again to check on their progress – are free-diving seaweed harvesters Caro and Tim. This sustainability-aware pair were looking to work locally when they realised that, despite seaweed becoming more fashionable as a cooking ingredient, no one was harvesting the plentiful supply in the sea near them. Much hard work and ingenuity later, it’s an unlikely business idea that looks set to be a winner. Humble also meets a couple who reversed their farm’s declining fortunes by taking a leap of faith into free-range duck breeding, two best friends who supply native-flower bouquets to Cornwall’s booming high-end wedding market and a lavishly bearded brewer whose wild foraging in the local fields and hedgerows supplies the ingredients for his uniquely flavoured “wild” beers. Gerard O’Donovan Danceworks: Street to Stage BBC Four, 7.30pm Rising British star Dickson Mbi displays a range of talents in this film following him and his hip-hop popping team, Fiya House, competing in an international street dance competition. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 BBC Four, 8.00pm The Eurovision song contest circus kicks off tonight in Lisbon with the first semi-final featuring 19 countries (including Ireland) of the record-equalling 43 competing this year. UK fans have to wait for Saturday’s Grand Final to hear SuRie sing our entry, Storm. The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds Channel 4, 8.00pm The first in a two-part special exploring how children learn the difference between right and wrong, as another class of five-year-olds are challenged to decide if it’s OK to cheat and what to do when someone tells you a secret. Abandoned Engineering Yesterday, 8.00pm The series exploring mysterious abandoned buildings returns for a second series. This week, a vast labyrinth of crumbling tunnels, bunkers and towers in northern Poland, once a cutting-edge oil refinery, reveals its former role as a pivotal part of Hitler’s war machine. GO The Split BBC One, 9.00pm Abi Morgan’s legal drama hurries on apace with further revelations drawing us deeper into the lives of Hannah (Nicola Walker) and her dysfunctional family of lawyers. Tonight, things get heated in a case involving frozen embryos, and matriarch Ruth (Deborah Findlay) is evasive over finances. Later Live: with Jools Holland BBC Two, 10.00pm Returning for a 52nd series, Jools Holland welcomes more acts to play live in studio. Among them are Snow Patrol, Plan B, Bettye Lavette, and rising stars Shame and Jade Bird. Prince Harry & Meghan Markle: The Engagement Interview BBC One, 11.40pm; NI/Wales, 12.05am; Scot, 12.45am In case you won’t catch the endless clips in royal wedding-related programming over the next 10 days, here’s a repeat of the interview the couple gave Mishal Husain at Kensington Palace last year on the day they announced their engagement. GO My Cousin Rachel (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 2.30pm and 11.30pm “Did she? Didn’t she?” ponders stricken hero Philip Ashley about the titular character and the possible murder of her husband/his cousin. This is based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel, but there was also a film version in 1952, an Eighties BBC version, on radio, and on the stage. Young Philip, the heir to a fortune, is played in Roger Michell’s stylish but sexless adaptation by a rakish Sam Claflin. Hot Fuzz (2007) ★★★★☆ ITV2, 9.00pm Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s follow-up to the cult comedy-horror Shaun of the Dead (and the second chapter in the Cornetto Trilogy) reunites Pegg with Nick Frost in the story of two policemen who uncover a conspiracy in a Somerset village. Timothy Dalton is a sinister triumph as a millionaire baddy. Sharp, funny and with explosive action scenes, it’s a very British action-comedy that does everything it should. Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969) ★★★☆☆ Talking Pictures TV, 9.00pm This is the third in a trilogy of Robert Aldrich-produced films (following What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte). It also features two female leads – this time, an Arizona widow (Geraldine Page) hires housekeepers to con them out of their money before murdering them, but Ruth Gordon’s Alice Dimmock isn’t easily fooled. Wednesday 9 May Healthy outlook: Fearnley-Whittingstall with volunteer Janet Credit: BBC Britain’s Fat Fight with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall BBC One, 9.00pm; Scotland, 10.45pm He tried to get Newcastle exercising together and demonstrated to the unconvinced in Bristol just how much sugar there is in a smoothie, now, in this final episode, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall faces his toughest test of all – he heading to the Tory Party Conference to speak about obesity and attempting to get an audience with Health Minister Jeremy Hunt. But can he convince the ministers – and the hard-to-pin-down Hunt – that they need to do more to combat both national awareness of what we eat and the country’s fitness levels? First, he checks in with some of those who have signed up for the Newcastle Can scheme; heads out for a surfing lesson with Janet, a willing but struggling participant; trials a weight-loss experiment at the GP’s surgery and looks at the way in which marketing affects our understanding of food. Whether or not he manages to replicate the impact that Jamie Oliver had on the government during his school dinners campaign remains to be seen, but this impassioned series will surely have convinced the UK’s couch potatoes that it’s time to embrace the sunnier weather and start walking. Sarah Hughes DanceWorks: Choreographing History BBC Four, 7.30pm “With contemporary dance we don’t inherit ready-made stories, so we have to make up our own,” says choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh in this fascinating film. Jeyasingh’s latest work, Contagion, takes the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic as its subject, and this documentary follows her as she translates her research into a haunting, beautiful piece of work. The Secret Life of the Zoo Channel 4, 8.00pm The fallout from orangutan Emma’s pregnancy continues this week as the new mother pushes away the older child to raise the baby, leaving the zoo staff increasingly worried as to how the abandoned youth will cope. Mystery of the Lost Paintings Sky Arts, 8.00pm This episode examines the 1958 fire at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, which destroyed two of Monet’s famous Water Lily paintings, before attempting to digitally reconstruct one of the damaged works. Love in the Countryside BBC Two, 9.00pm Everything moves up a gear as lovelorn dairy farmers Pete and Ed invite their three prospective partners over for a weekend. Cue early issues as fiftysomethings Helen and Caroline struggle in the face of thirtysomething Frannie’s more obvious assets. One Born Every Minute Channel 4, 9.00pm It’s an emotional finale at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital as we meet Lauren and Rachel, who are preparing for a second child, and Urwah and Nadhia, who are about to meet their fifth. Meanwhile, Laura and Paul, friends turned lovers, have nine kids between them and another on the way. Harry & Meghan: A Love Story Sky One, 9.00pm Bafta-winning film-maker Toby Sculthorp turns his eye to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, talking to close friends and former head of the British Army, Richard Dannatt. SH Tortured By Mum and Dad: The Turpin 13 Channel 5, 10.00pm When 13 children were discovered shackled and starved by their parents, David and Louise Turpin earlier this year, it made global headlines. This documentary returns to the case, asking how the pair managed to hide their terrible secret for so long. A Walk in the Woods (2015) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Robert Redford turns Bill Bryson’s elegant travelogue about his middle-aged attempt on the Appalachian Trail – a 2,000-mile trek through the eastern United States – into a sloppy sitcom. The great American outdoors, however, are shot in picturesque fashion. Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson star as Bryson’s travelling partners, who at least reveal that the human condition is no walk in the park. Scream (1996) ★★★★☆ Sky One, 10.00pm Wes Craven rebooted the teenage-horror genre with Scream. It’s gory, but clever and funny, too, particularly in its own self-awareness: the characters talk constantly about being in a slasher movie. And Craven wrong-foots us with a terrific opening sequence that gleefully breaks the rules of film-making. Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell star. The sequel Scream 2 is on Friday at 11.00pm. I Love You, Man (2009) ★★★★☆ 5STAR, 11.00pm Paul Rudd, realising he has no best man for his wedding, sets out to find himself a buddy in this contrived bromance from Meet the Parents/Fockers creator John Hamburg. Beer-swilling Jason Segal seems to fit the bill, but of course things go wrong. The results aren’t hilarious, but both leading actors have their amusing moments, particularly Rudd with his James Bond impressions and bad air guitar. Thursday 10 May Michael C Hall (centre) in Safe Credit: Netflix Safe Netflix, from today For the man who played serial-killing forensics expert Dexter and funeral director David in Six Feet Under, it’s fitting that we first encounter Michael C Hall’s latest deeply flawed antihero, Tom Delaney, by his wife’s grave in this opening set-piece of his new drama. This UK-set eight-parter then skips forward six years, with Tom (Hall’s English accent is pretty passable) managing two teenage daughters, his work as a paediatric surgeon and life in a “safe” gated community. What becomes rapidly clear is that his neighbours are also nursing guilty secrets and haunted by past failures: from best mate Marc Warren and Amanda Abbingdon’s dogged detective to Nigel Lindsay’s jovial life-and-soul type. Then Tom’s oldest daughter goes missing during a house party, and skeletons tumble out of closets in an enjoyably twist-riddled affair. The first collaboration between Safe’s co-creators, bestselling novelist Harlan Coben and screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst (Accused; Ordinary Lies; Come Home), marries the former’s love of a cliffhanger and skill with fast-paced narrative with the latter’s facility for character and emotional insight. Gabriel Tate PGA Tour Golf: The Players Championship Sky Sports the Players, 12.30pm It’s day one of the tournament widely regarded as the unofficial fifth Major, held at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. Last year, Kim Si-Woo, at 21, became the youngest champion in Players history and it was much deserved: his was a nerveless display that belied his young age. Danceworks: Prejudice and Passion BBC Four, 7.30pm Choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra invites the cameras into his latest production for children at the Birmingham Rep, a work challenging assumptions of gender and identity with its story of two male penguins raising a chick together. Premier League Football: West Ham United v Manchester United Sky Sports Main Event, 7.30pm Looking to secure their safety, relegation-threatened West Ham United welcome Manchester United to the Olympic Stadium. The Hammers will need to banish the memories of their last match against Man United, when Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and a brace from Romelu Lukaku gave Jose Mourinho’s side a 4-0 win. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 BBC Four, 8.00pm Rylan Clark-Neal and Scott Mills are joined by British Eurovision hopeful SuRie to introduce coverage of the second semi-final from Lisbon, with 10 of the 18 featured acts making it to Saturday’s final. Food Unwrapped: China Special Channel 4, 8.00pm Jimmy Doherty and his team explore artisanal and commercial methods of production for garlic, noodles, soy sauce and fortune cookies. Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan BBC Two, 9.00pm This alarming and frequently harrowing documentary makes direct connections between Borneo’s plummeting orangutan population, the boom in illegal animal trading and rocketing global demand for palm oil, but there are glimmers of hope, due to the ceaseless diligence of local activists. Urban Myths: David Bowie and Marc Bolan Sky Arts, 9.00pm Luke Treadaway and Jack Whitehall star as the teenage David Bowie and Marc Bolan in this by turns silly and oddly poignant comedy of two icons bonding, bickering and dreaming of stardom while earning a crust decorating their manager’s office. GT Riot Girls Channel 4, 10.00pm A gleefully ribald new prank show from the supremely talented and smart quartet of Grace Campbell, Jen Wakefield, Cam Spence and Sophie Duker, using stunts to highlight the casual sexism and gender inequality in society from manspreading on the tube to contraception. It’s as crude as it is funny and effective. Great Art ITV, 10.45pm; not STV Tim Marlow’s admirably unadorned visual arts series returns to profile a man not unscrutinised over the years, but if this pen portrait fails to add much new to the David Hockney story, it’s an efficient and entertaining primer, focusing on his Royal Academy landscape and portraiture exhibitions of 2012 and 2016. GT The Bourne Supremacy (2004) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Continuing the story of Jason Bourne, this sequel sees the former assassin (Matt Damon) living in Goa with his girlfriend Marie (Franka Potente) when a Russian assassin arrives to plunge him back into the deep end of a CIA conspiracy. While this is not quite on a par with the first film, Paul Greengrass’s direction is typically exhilarating, and Joan Allen and Brian Cox lend excellent support. Cocktail (1988) ★★★☆☆ Sony Movie Channel, 11.10pm Tom Cruise plays a tequila-tossing barman in this romantic drama which cashed in on his heart-throb image. After leaving the army, Brian (Cruise) gets a job working in a Manhattan bar. His Martini mentor is Doug (Bryan Brown), who soon teaches him the tricks of the trade, but when the pair fall out over a girl, Brian heads for the Caribbean. It’s a bland concoction but strangely agreeable. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) ★★★★☆ Film4, 11.15pm This startling debut by Marielle Heller shows the funny side of a teenager’s explorations into her sexuality as a 15-year-old wannabe cartoonist Minnie (Bel Powley) seduces her mother’s 35-year-old boyfriend Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård). Heller’s nimble direction and clever script ensure that the film never paints either Minnie or Monroe entirely as victim or predator. Friday 11 May Thure Lindhardt and Sofia Helin in The Bridge Credit: BBC The Bridge BBC Two, 9.00pm With the exception perhaps of Wallander, of all the Scandi-noir characters that we’ve seen in recent years it is The Bridge’s Saga Norén (Sofia Helin), a committed Malmö detective with a level of social dysfunction that implies autism, who has burrowed deepest into the hearts of UK viewers. She struggles to cope emotionally with the world around her, but that only makes us like her all the more. When last we saw Saga, at the close of series three two years ago, she had solved another major murder case but stood accused herself of killing her abusive mother. At least she had the consolation of meeting a soulmate of sorts in Henrik Sabroe (Thure Lindhardt), a police colleague from across the Øresund bridge linking Sweden and Denmark, and a man deeply damaged by the murder of his wife and the disappearance of his two young daughters. At the start of this instantly gripping fourth and final series, things are not looking good for Saga as she wakes up in a cold, grey, unfamiliar environment. Meanwhile, Henrik is called to the scene of a particularly grizzly murder in Copenhagen that has a link to the controversial deportation of an Iranian illegal immigrant. Gerard O’Donovan Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist Netflix, from today A bank raid gone wrong, a horrific bomb-collar murder, a cat and mouse hunt by the FBI to track down a former beauty queen turned self-styled criminal. This anticipated documentary picks apart the bizarre story of the so-called “pizza bomber heist” that gripped the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, in 2003. Fifteen years later, the discovery of new evidence suggests that the story could be even more strange. The One Show: NHS Patients Awards Special BBC One, 7.00pm A special edition marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS and celebrating the work of doctors, nurses and medical staff who deliver outstanding care – as nominated by viewers and the Patients Association. Matt Baker and Alex Jones present. BBC Young Musician 2018 BBC Four, 7.30pm Violinist Nicola Benedetti and trumpeter Alison Balsom join presenter Josie D’Arby for the competition’s semi-final, in which five individual category winners – including percussionist Matthew Brett, cellist Maxim Calver and saxophonist Robert Burton – compete for a place in the final. The judges include conductor Jessica Cottis and composer Kerry Andrew. GO Unreported World Channel 4, 7.30pm Krishnan Guru-Murthy reports from the popular tourist resorts of the Dominican Republic, where a UN investigation has uncovered shocking crimes against young people at the hands of sex tourists. Britain’s Great Cathedrals with Tony Robinson Channel 5, 8.00pm In the final programme of his excellent series, Tony Robinson recounts the tangled – and entertaining – history of Winchester Cathedral, whose bishops were once among the richest, most influential and worst behaved in Britain – and where one of England’s greatest novelists, Jane Austen, is buried. Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain Channel 5, 9.00pm Bringing his foray to a close, former defence secretary Michael Portillo visits the village of Imber on the Salisbury Plain, which was taken over by the Army in 1943 for use as a wartime training ground and, despite promises to the contrary, still remains in the hands of the military. GO Test Cricket: Ireland v Pakistan Sky Sports Main Event, 11.50pm A historic occasion, this, as Ireland play their first-ever Test match, with Pakistan as the opposition at Malahide Cricket Club. Over the next few years, Ireland will have 60-65 home internationals, including 15 Test matches. Uncapped batsman Imam-ul-Haq, the nephew of former skipper Inzamam, has been named in Pakistan’s squad. Northern Soul (2014) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 11.15pm The nostalgia is potent in this chronicle of the popular northern soul dance halls in the Seventies. The soundtrack is as evocative and wonderful as you might expect, and the drama offers a charming slice of social and cultural Lancashire history. It’s just a shame that the storyline has to follow the same innocent young man led astray/conflict-resolution story arc of nearly every coming-of-age film out there. Buried (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 11.55pm; N Ireland, 12.25am Ryan Reynolds plays an American truck driver ambushed in Iraq and buried by insurgents in a coffin, with only a phone and a Zippo lighter at his disposal. One might assume the dramatic opportunities for a man in this predicament are finite, but Chris Sparling’s inventive screenplay and Rodrigo Cortés’ direction open up the story beyond the confines of the space in which Reynolds is trapped. The Crying Game (1992) ★★★☆ Channel 4, 12.05am Neil Jordan’s tremendous psychological thriller, set against the backdrop of the Irish Troubles, still contains one of the great cinematic twists. Stephen Rea stars as Provisional IRA volunteer Fergus, who helps to kidnap a British soldier (US actor Forest Whitaker) in order to secure the release of jailed IRA members. However, things go wrong when Fergus begins to form a bond with his prisoner. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
What's on TV today: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Casablanca and more
Saturday 5 May Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ITV, 9.15pm Judith Keppel winning, the Coughing Major cheating, Chris Tarrant smirking – for a brief period at the turn of the century Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? was the hottest programme on TV. One episode was watched by more than 19 million viewers and the show went on to inspire a bestselling novel, Q&A, which in turn became Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle’s 2008 Oscar-winning film. In truth, the quiz series only left TV screens four years ago, but it’s the heady early years that ITV is clearly hoping to repeat with this new version to commemorate the 20th anniversaryof the programme. So, what can we expect? It will air every night this week, and there’s a new host, Jeremy Clarkson, who’s roaring in to replace Tarrant. The old lifeline favourites – Phone a Friend, Ask the Audience and 50/50 – remain in place, although ITV have confirmed that there will be a fourth – Ask the Host. Contestants will also be allowed to set their own safety net, traditionally £32,000, once they reach question five. But is it possible for this version to capture the public’s imagination in these days of peak TV? One thing is certain: Clarkson has just the right amount of cocky charm to make a go of it as host. Sarah Hughes Happy Tent Tales CBeebies iPlayer,from today The BBC’s preschool series of live-action folk tales continues with five traditional stories presented by Karina O’Malley. There’s Welsh fairy tale The Golden Harp, traditional Scottish fable The Eagle and the Wren, and a lovely take on one of Aesop’s best, The Fox and the Crow. Rugby Union: Army v Navy Sky Sports Arena, 2.45pm Twickenham is the setting as the two Armed Forces compete for the Babcock trophy. Women’s FA Cup Football: Arsenal Women v Chelsea Ladies BBC One, 5.10pm Arsenal Women take on Chelsea Ladies in the final of the FA Cup, which takes place at Wembley Stadium. Fourteen-time winners Arsenal overcame Everton Ladies 2-1 in their semi-final, while Chelsea defeated the holders Manchester City 2-0. This match is a repeat of the 2016 fixture, in which the Gunners emerged victorious 1-0, thanks to Danielle Carter’s early strike. Beatles Night Sky Arts, from 6.00pm Sky Arts celebrates all things Fab Four with films tracing The Beatles from their humble beginnings to the heady heights of becoming the most famous pop band in the world. First up is My Beatles Black Album with Charles Hazlewood, in which the composer creates a mix of solo tracks by members of the band. The Beatles: From Liverpool to San Francisco then charts the band from their days playing in the Cavern Club to their US success. That’s followed by Ben Lewis’s recent The Beatles, Hippies & Hells Angels which looks at the rise and fall of their multimedia arm Apple Corps. SH Britain’s Got Talent ITV, 8.00pm With two golden buzzer acts already through to the live semi-finals, the fourth round of auditions heats up as more hopefuls strive to impress Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams. Britain’s Most Historic Towns Channel 4, 8.00pm It’s time to uncover Britain’s “Most Regency” town – and if eager Georgette Heyer fans were about to shout Bath, you are wrong. The answer, it turns out, is Cheltenham. Alice Roberts learns about Regency etiquette and uncovers why the pigeon is so important to the spa town. Casualty BBC One, 9.15pm Fans of the long-running medical drama get a treat here as the magnificently icy consultant Connie Beauchamp (Amanda Mealing) returns to work and instantly begins to reassert her authority. Elsewhere, doctor Ethan (George Rainsford) gets a shock when he visits the spot where his brother was murdered. The Great Rameses: New Evidence Revealed Channel 5, 10.10pm Channel 5’s latest series is a pretty straightforward but interesting-enough trawl through Ancient Egyptian history. The series begins with the story of Rameses II, who defeated the Hittites and was subsequently declared a living god by his people. SH Casablanca (1942, b/w) ★★★★★ ITV3, 3.00pm Humphrey Bogart’s Rick runs the American Bar in the eponymous Moroccan city, while Ingrid Bergman is the old flame who forces him to choose between his own heart and the fight against Nazism. Seventy six years on, Michael Curtiz’s Oscar-winning romantic drama is still a film to make the spirit soar; its finely drawn characters, quotable dialogue and haunting music have become iconic. Kajaki (2014) ★★★★☆ BBC Two, 10.00pm; N Ireland, 11.00pm This tense film from Paul Katis tells the true story of British soldiers trapped in a mine-laden riverbed in Afghanistan. It not only convinces with its gory effects, but also with the agony each mine inflicts, and the delirium added when each man doses up with morphine: the acting from a uniformly strong ensemble cast, including Game of Thrones’s Mark Stanley, puts you right there. Sex and the City 2 (2010) ★★☆☆☆ ITV, 10.35pm SatC stalwarts will want a bite of this second film from the Big Apple franchise, but New York City is no more as Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and friends head to Abu Dhabi. The fashion is outrageous, there’s a gay wedding with a swan, and Liza Minnelli does Beyoncé, but the whole thing is culturally insensitive and the women morph into cartoon characters. Turn off your brain and enjoy spending time with these old friends. Sunday 6 May Benoit Blin, Tom Allen, Liam Charles and Cherish Finden. Credit: Channel 4 Bake Off: The Professionals Channel 4, 8.00pm Completing the trifecta of Great British Bake Off shows that have switched from the BBC to Channel 4 is this competition for professional pâtissiers, formerly called Crème de la Crème. The six-part contest has wisely retained judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden, and hired new hosts in comedian Tom Allen and newcomer Liam Charles, who appeared in last year’s Bake Off. The format sees 12 teams of two pastry chefs compete in confectionery wars, beginning with the first half dozen. They’re tasked with making 24 tartes aux fruits and 24 tartes conversations [a sort of French Bakewell tart] followed by a show-stopping edible structure based on a Black Forest gâteau. The tension spikes as temperatures rise inside Firle Place in East Sussex, where it’s filmed – sweltering heat leads to high drama when contestants’ chocolate sculptures look in danger of toppling over. The appeal of the contest is in the staggering quality of the complicated pastries and edible works of art that the chefs turn out, which understandably knock the offerings of Bake Off’s amateurs into a cocked hat. And judges Blin and Finden are as theatrical as they are hard to please. This results in a scrumptious hour of food fetishism. Vicki Power Premier League Football: Chelsea v Liverpool Sky Sports Main Event, 3.30pm Having won their last four games, Chelsea go into this match against third-placed Liverpool in good form. The Blues’ defence will have to be at its best, though: in Mohamed Salah, Liverpool have the most dangerous attacker in the league, and he’ll relish the opportunity to score against the club that sold him to Roma in 2016. When these sides met at Anfield, an 85th-minute goal from Willian ensured Chelsea salvaged a 1-1 draw. The Big Painting Challenge BBC One, 6.00pm It’s the final of this uplifting painting contest for amateurs, and the quartet of finalists relocate to Chatham Dockyards, where they must paint self-portraits. The Durrells ITV, 8.00pm The arrival of the circus to Corfu provides the magic to bring Louisa (Keeley Hawes) and the recently separated Spiro (Alexis Georgoulis) ever closer in an emotional final episode of this beguiling drama. In fact, all of the Durrells have relationship upheavals, teeing up the action nicely for a fourth series. The Woman in White BBC One, 9.00pm Wilkie Collins’s Gothic thriller continues to compel in this fresh adaptation. In the penultimate episode, the women continue to suffer – clued-up Marian (Jessie Buckley) still has fever, rendering her unable to save her clueless half-sister Laura (Olivia Vinall) from the big twist we all know is coming. Ballet’s Dark Knight: Sir Kenneth MacMillan BBC Four, 9.00pm Darcey Bussell and Monica Mason are among the ballet stars who pay tribute to the choreographer Kenneth MacMillan in this excellent new biopic. Bussell, who worked with him at the age of 19, recalls how hard he pushed his dancers: “Nothing was ever good enough.” With contributions from MacMillan’s widow, Australian artist Deborah Williams, the documentary celebrates how the former artistic director of the Royal Ballet transformed ballet from polite pirouetting to a gritty, sexy art form. Michael Clark’s To a Simple, Rock ’N’ Roll: Song BBC Four, 10.00pm Filmed at the Barbican in 2017, maverick choreographer Michael Clark’s acclaimed To a Simple, Rock ’N’ Roll: Song is a mesmerising three-act piece in which he pays tribute to his greatest influences: punk music, Erik Satie and David Bowie. It is introduced here by Jarvis Cocker. VP Walter Presents: Tabula Rasa Channel 4, 10.15pm Belgium gives the Nordic lands a run for their money with another top-notch TV thriller. This nine-parter follows Mie D’Haeze (Veerle Baetens), an amnesiac psychiatric patient who finds she’s been implicated in a missing persons case. Her disturbed mind makes sorting the truth from fantasy virtually impossible. VP Megamind (2010) ★★★☆☆ Channel 4, 2.30pm DreamWorks’ fun tale of a Mekon-like, inept baddie is weird and witty. Directed by Tom McGrath, who was behind Madagascar, Will Ferrell leads voice duties, with funny turns from David Cross as his deputy, Minion, and Brad Pitt as his vain, buff, Aryan nemesis, the perpetually victorious Metro Man. An amusing quirk of Megamind’s is his affected pronunciation – he pronounces Metro City to rhyme with atrocity. The Boxtrolls (2014) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 2.50pm There’s a cheerfully grotesque streak to this Oscar-winning stop-motion animation from the makers of Coraline and ParaNorman. In the town of Cheesebridge, a human boy raised by boxtrolls – trash-collecting creatures who live under the sewers wearing cardboard boxes – vows to save them from a villainous pest exterminator. It’s an endearing set-up and the carnival feel should please both adults and children. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) ★★★★☆ ITV2, 6.10pm The denouement to Peter Jackson’s grandiose adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s epic is the one that scooped an Oscar. Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) arrive at Mount Doom to destroy the Ring, both helped and hindered by the loathsome Gollum. Jackson’s only misjudgement is that the film meanders on for around half an hour after the real action is over. Bank Holiday Monday Peter Kay and Sian Gibson Credit: BBC Peter Kay’s Car Share Unscripted BBC One, 10.00pm The emergence of this improvised episode and the official climax to Peter Kay’s sitcom (airing next Bank Holiday Monday) is a treat for all sorts of reasons. Firstly, it would seem to allay concerns prompted by the comedian’s sudden cancellation of an extensive stand-up tour late last year. Secondly, it may offer closure to the many viewers left distraught by the cliffhanger ending to the second series, which saw straight-talking, outwardly stern John (Kay) fail to respond to the declaration of love proffered by co-worker and unsinkable romantic Kayleigh (Sian Gibson). And thirdly, it will mean one more hour in the company of these two beautifully drawn characters who felt like old friends from the moment they first appeared on our screens in 2015. This opening salvo sees Kay and Gibson ad-libbing in character, attempting to corpse each other with a ruthless lack of professionalism as John and Kayleigh drive home on their daily commute in John’s Fiat 500, their only company being the cheesy oldies radio station Forever FM. Don’t expect resolutions yet; instead, sit back and enjoy two fine performers rustling comic magic up out of thin air. Gabriel Tate The £100k Drop Channel 4, 4.00pm It has a new teatime slot and a 10th of the previous prize money, but Davina McCall is still in situ for this entertaining game show of general knowledge and playing the odds. Tenko True Entertainment, 6.00pm The classic BBC drama set in a Japanese POW camp for British, Dutch and Australian women interned after the fall of Singapore in 1942 is being aired every weeknight at 6.00pm. It’s unflinching in its explorations of friendship, sexuality and the degradations of war. Danceworks: The Dying Swan BBC Four, 7.30pm Beginning four consecutive nights of films exploring the world of British dance today, former Royal Ballet principal Zenaida Yanowsky explores the physical toll of her career as she attempts one final post-surgery comeback. Dispatches: Britain’s Benefits Crisis Channel 4, 7.30pm Morland Sanders investigates the Government’s roll-out of the Universal Credit scheme. It is ostensibly aimed at simplifying the benefits system but instead it is dogged by controversy, cuts to provisions and administrative glitches. ATP Masters Tennis: The Mutua Madrid Open Sky Sports Main Event, 7.30pm It’s the opening day of play in the clay-court tournament at the Caja Magica, where world number one and home favourite Rafael Nadal – in formidable form – is the event’s reigning champion. The Woman in White BBC One, 9.00pm Fiona Seres’s impressively sustained exploration of brutal, brittle masculinity and the stout resistance of their intended victims reaches a gripping climax as Lura (Olivia Vinall) and Marian (Jessie Buckley) strike back against the devious Fosco (Riccardo Scamarcio) and thuggish Sir Percival (Dougray Scott). The Road to Palmyra BBC Four, 9.00pm Ebullient historian Dan Cruickshank and wry photographer Don McCullin make an odd couple, yet their journey through a ravaged Syria casts new light on both the conflict as well as what the material and spiritual costs will be for future generations. GT Genderquake Channel 4, 9.00pm This gimmicky but occasionally enlightening TV experiment puts 11 strangers with different attitudes towards gender and sexuality in a house together for a week: prejudices are aired, preconceptions challenged and romances kindled. It concludes on Tuesday with further revelations and realisations, as well as a debate on the issues raised at 10.00pm. GT Forrest Gump (1994) ★★★★☆ Sky One, 9.00pm Robert Zemeckis’s Oscar-winning comedy drama is full of spirit – even if, at times, it’s slightly saccharine. Forrest (Tom Hanks) is a simpleton with a heart of gold, who, ever true to the homely advice of his mother (Sally Field) is reflecting on his improbable life as a Vietnam War hero, table-tennis champion and accidental millionaire. Hanks, depending on your sentimentality threshold, may prove to be adorable. Notting Hill (1999) ★★★★☆ ITV, 10.20pm This is the second of Richard Curtis’s romcoms, after Four Weddings and a Funeral, about bumbling good eggs and frightfully pretty girls. Hugh Grant plays a London bookseller who attracts the attention of a film star (Julia Roberts) – it’s amusing, in particular when Grant’s character ineptly poses as a journalist from Horse & Hound magazine at a press junket for her sci-fi movie. Papillon (1973) ★★★★☆ BBC Two, 11.00pm Based on the autobiography of petty criminal Henri Charrière – nicknamed Papillon because of his butterfly tattoo – this powerful prison drama is set in the infamous French penal colony Devil’s Island. Steve McQueen impressively stars as the title character, desperate to escape Devil’s Island’s gruesome brutality. Dustin Hoffman gives memorable support as his friend, the small-time fraudster Louis Dega. Tuesday 8 May Inspirational: Kate Humble with Emma and some alpacas Credit: BBC Back to the Land with Kate Humble BBC Two, 7.00pm There aren’t many TV shows that merit the word “inspirational” but Kate Humble’s series looking at the lives and work of entrepreneurial countryside pioneers around the UK does. Here she returns for another 12-part run, beginning by visiting four new start-ups in Cornwall which were prompted by a perceived gap in the market. Her clear favourites – she returns again and again to check on their progress – are free-diving seaweed harvesters Caro and Tim. This sustainability-aware pair were looking to work locally when they realised that, despite seaweed becoming more fashionable as a cooking ingredient, no one was harvesting the plentiful supply in the sea near them. Much hard work and ingenuity later, it’s an unlikely business idea that looks set to be a winner. Humble also meets a couple who reversed their farm’s declining fortunes by taking a leap of faith into free-range duck breeding, two best friends who supply native-flower bouquets to Cornwall’s booming high-end wedding market and a lavishly bearded brewer whose wild foraging in the local fields and hedgerows supplies the ingredients for his uniquely flavoured “wild” beers. Gerard O’Donovan Danceworks: Street to Stage BBC Four, 7.30pm Rising British star Dickson Mbi displays a range of talents in this film following him and his hip-hop popping team, Fiya House, competing in an international street dance competition. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 BBC Four, 8.00pm The Eurovision song contest circus kicks off tonight in Lisbon with the first semi-final featuring 19 countries (including Ireland) of the record-equalling 43 competing this year. UK fans have to wait for Saturday’s Grand Final to hear SuRie sing our entry, Storm. The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds Channel 4, 8.00pm The first in a two-part special exploring how children learn the difference between right and wrong, as another class of five-year-olds are challenged to decide if it’s OK to cheat and what to do when someone tells you a secret. Abandoned Engineering Yesterday, 8.00pm The series exploring mysterious abandoned buildings returns for a second series. This week, a vast labyrinth of crumbling tunnels, bunkers and towers in northern Poland, once a cutting-edge oil refinery, reveals its former role as a pivotal part of Hitler’s war machine. GO The Split BBC One, 9.00pm Abi Morgan’s legal drama hurries on apace with further revelations drawing us deeper into the lives of Hannah (Nicola Walker) and her dysfunctional family of lawyers. Tonight, things get heated in a case involving frozen embryos, and matriarch Ruth (Deborah Findlay) is evasive over finances. Later Live: with Jools Holland BBC Two, 10.00pm Returning for a 52nd series, Jools Holland welcomes more acts to play live in studio. Among them are Snow Patrol, Plan B, Bettye Lavette, and rising stars Shame and Jade Bird. Prince Harry & Meghan Markle: The Engagement Interview BBC One, 11.40pm; NI/Wales, 12.05am; Scot, 12.45am In case you won’t catch the endless clips in royal wedding-related programming over the next 10 days, here’s a repeat of the interview the couple gave Mishal Husain at Kensington Palace last year on the day they announced their engagement. GO My Cousin Rachel (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 2.30pm and 11.30pm “Did she? Didn’t she?” ponders stricken hero Philip Ashley about the titular character and the possible murder of her husband/his cousin. This is based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel, but there was also a film version in 1952, an Eighties BBC version, on radio, and on the stage. Young Philip, the heir to a fortune, is played in Roger Michell’s stylish but sexless adaptation by a rakish Sam Claflin. Hot Fuzz (2007) ★★★★☆ ITV2, 9.00pm Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s follow-up to the cult comedy-horror Shaun of the Dead (and the second chapter in the Cornetto Trilogy) reunites Pegg with Nick Frost in the story of two policemen who uncover a conspiracy in a Somerset village. Timothy Dalton is a sinister triumph as a millionaire baddy. Sharp, funny and with explosive action scenes, it’s a very British action-comedy that does everything it should. Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969) ★★★☆☆ Talking Pictures TV, 9.00pm This is the third in a trilogy of Robert Aldrich-produced films (following What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte). It also features two female leads – this time, an Arizona widow (Geraldine Page) hires housekeepers to con them out of their money before murdering them, but Ruth Gordon’s Alice Dimmock isn’t easily fooled. Wednesday 9 May Healthy outlook: Fearnley-Whittingstall with volunteer Janet Credit: BBC Britain’s Fat Fight with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall BBC One, 9.00pm; Scotland, 10.45pm He tried to get Newcastle exercising together and demonstrated to the unconvinced in Bristol just how much sugar there is in a smoothie, now, in this final episode, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall faces his toughest test of all – he heading to the Tory Party Conference to speak about obesity and attempting to get an audience with Health Minister Jeremy Hunt. But can he convince the ministers – and the hard-to-pin-down Hunt – that they need to do more to combat both national awareness of what we eat and the country’s fitness levels? First, he checks in with some of those who have signed up for the Newcastle Can scheme; heads out for a surfing lesson with Janet, a willing but struggling participant; trials a weight-loss experiment at the GP’s surgery and looks at the way in which marketing affects our understanding of food. Whether or not he manages to replicate the impact that Jamie Oliver had on the government during his school dinners campaign remains to be seen, but this impassioned series will surely have convinced the UK’s couch potatoes that it’s time to embrace the sunnier weather and start walking. Sarah Hughes DanceWorks: Choreographing History BBC Four, 7.30pm “With contemporary dance we don’t inherit ready-made stories, so we have to make up our own,” says choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh in this fascinating film. Jeyasingh’s latest work, Contagion, takes the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic as its subject, and this documentary follows her as she translates her research into a haunting, beautiful piece of work. The Secret Life of the Zoo Channel 4, 8.00pm The fallout from orangutan Emma’s pregnancy continues this week as the new mother pushes away the older child to raise the baby, leaving the zoo staff increasingly worried as to how the abandoned youth will cope. Mystery of the Lost Paintings Sky Arts, 8.00pm This episode examines the 1958 fire at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, which destroyed two of Monet’s famous Water Lily paintings, before attempting to digitally reconstruct one of the damaged works. Love in the Countryside BBC Two, 9.00pm Everything moves up a gear as lovelorn dairy farmers Pete and Ed invite their three prospective partners over for a weekend. Cue early issues as fiftysomethings Helen and Caroline struggle in the face of thirtysomething Frannie’s more obvious assets. One Born Every Minute Channel 4, 9.00pm It’s an emotional finale at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital as we meet Lauren and Rachel, who are preparing for a second child, and Urwah and Nadhia, who are about to meet their fifth. Meanwhile, Laura and Paul, friends turned lovers, have nine kids between them and another on the way. Harry & Meghan: A Love Story Sky One, 9.00pm Bafta-winning film-maker Toby Sculthorp turns his eye to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, talking to close friends and former head of the British Army, Richard Dannatt. SH Tortured By Mum and Dad: The Turpin 13 Channel 5, 10.00pm When 13 children were discovered shackled and starved by their parents, David and Louise Turpin earlier this year, it made global headlines. This documentary returns to the case, asking how the pair managed to hide their terrible secret for so long. A Walk in the Woods (2015) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Robert Redford turns Bill Bryson’s elegant travelogue about his middle-aged attempt on the Appalachian Trail – a 2,000-mile trek through the eastern United States – into a sloppy sitcom. The great American outdoors, however, are shot in picturesque fashion. Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson star as Bryson’s travelling partners, who at least reveal that the human condition is no walk in the park. Scream (1996) ★★★★☆ Sky One, 10.00pm Wes Craven rebooted the teenage-horror genre with Scream. It’s gory, but clever and funny, too, particularly in its own self-awareness: the characters talk constantly about being in a slasher movie. And Craven wrong-foots us with a terrific opening sequence that gleefully breaks the rules of film-making. Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell star. The sequel Scream 2 is on Friday at 11.00pm. I Love You, Man (2009) ★★★★☆ 5STAR, 11.00pm Paul Rudd, realising he has no best man for his wedding, sets out to find himself a buddy in this contrived bromance from Meet the Parents/Fockers creator John Hamburg. Beer-swilling Jason Segal seems to fit the bill, but of course things go wrong. The results aren’t hilarious, but both leading actors have their amusing moments, particularly Rudd with his James Bond impressions and bad air guitar. Thursday 10 May Michael C Hall (centre) in Safe Credit: Netflix Safe Netflix, from today For the man who played serial-killing forensics expert Dexter and funeral director David in Six Feet Under, it’s fitting that we first encounter Michael C Hall’s latest deeply flawed antihero, Tom Delaney, by his wife’s grave in this opening set-piece of his new drama. This UK-set eight-parter then skips forward six years, with Tom (Hall’s English accent is pretty passable) managing two teenage daughters, his work as a paediatric surgeon and life in a “safe” gated community. What becomes rapidly clear is that his neighbours are also nursing guilty secrets and haunted by past failures: from best mate Marc Warren and Amanda Abbingdon’s dogged detective to Nigel Lindsay’s jovial life-and-soul type. Then Tom’s oldest daughter goes missing during a house party, and skeletons tumble out of closets in an enjoyably twist-riddled affair. The first collaboration between Safe’s co-creators, bestselling novelist Harlan Coben and screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst (Accused; Ordinary Lies; Come Home), marries the former’s love of a cliffhanger and skill with fast-paced narrative with the latter’s facility for character and emotional insight. Gabriel Tate PGA Tour Golf: The Players Championship Sky Sports the Players, 12.30pm It’s day one of the tournament widely regarded as the unofficial fifth Major, held at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. Last year, Kim Si-Woo, at 21, became the youngest champion in Players history and it was much deserved: his was a nerveless display that belied his young age. Danceworks: Prejudice and Passion BBC Four, 7.30pm Choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra invites the cameras into his latest production for children at the Birmingham Rep, a work challenging assumptions of gender and identity with its story of two male penguins raising a chick together. Premier League Football: West Ham United v Manchester United Sky Sports Main Event, 7.30pm Looking to secure their safety, relegation-threatened West Ham United welcome Manchester United to the Olympic Stadium. The Hammers will need to banish the memories of their last match against Man United, when Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and a brace from Romelu Lukaku gave Jose Mourinho’s side a 4-0 win. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 BBC Four, 8.00pm Rylan Clark-Neal and Scott Mills are joined by British Eurovision hopeful SuRie to introduce coverage of the second semi-final from Lisbon, with 10 of the 18 featured acts making it to Saturday’s final. Food Unwrapped: China Special Channel 4, 8.00pm Jimmy Doherty and his team explore artisanal and commercial methods of production for garlic, noodles, soy sauce and fortune cookies. Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan BBC Two, 9.00pm This alarming and frequently harrowing documentary makes direct connections between Borneo’s plummeting orangutan population, the boom in illegal animal trading and rocketing global demand for palm oil, but there are glimmers of hope, due to the ceaseless diligence of local activists. Urban Myths: David Bowie and Marc Bolan Sky Arts, 9.00pm Luke Treadaway and Jack Whitehall star as the teenage David Bowie and Marc Bolan in this by turns silly and oddly poignant comedy of two icons bonding, bickering and dreaming of stardom while earning a crust decorating their manager’s office. GT Riot Girls Channel 4, 10.00pm A gleefully ribald new prank show from the supremely talented and smart quartet of Grace Campbell, Jen Wakefield, Cam Spence and Sophie Duker, using stunts to highlight the casual sexism and gender inequality in society from manspreading on the tube to contraception. It’s as crude as it is funny and effective. Great Art ITV, 10.45pm; not STV Tim Marlow’s admirably unadorned visual arts series returns to profile a man not unscrutinised over the years, but if this pen portrait fails to add much new to the David Hockney story, it’s an efficient and entertaining primer, focusing on his Royal Academy landscape and portraiture exhibitions of 2012 and 2016. GT The Bourne Supremacy (2004) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Continuing the story of Jason Bourne, this sequel sees the former assassin (Matt Damon) living in Goa with his girlfriend Marie (Franka Potente) when a Russian assassin arrives to plunge him back into the deep end of a CIA conspiracy. While this is not quite on a par with the first film, Paul Greengrass’s direction is typically exhilarating, and Joan Allen and Brian Cox lend excellent support. Cocktail (1988) ★★★☆☆ Sony Movie Channel, 11.10pm Tom Cruise plays a tequila-tossing barman in this romantic drama which cashed in on his heart-throb image. After leaving the army, Brian (Cruise) gets a job working in a Manhattan bar. His Martini mentor is Doug (Bryan Brown), who soon teaches him the tricks of the trade, but when the pair fall out over a girl, Brian heads for the Caribbean. It’s a bland concoction but strangely agreeable. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) ★★★★☆ Film4, 11.15pm This startling debut by Marielle Heller shows the funny side of a teenager’s explorations into her sexuality as a 15-year-old wannabe cartoonist Minnie (Bel Powley) seduces her mother’s 35-year-old boyfriend Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård). Heller’s nimble direction and clever script ensure that the film never paints either Minnie or Monroe entirely as victim or predator. Friday 11 May Thure Lindhardt and Sofia Helin in The Bridge Credit: BBC The Bridge BBC Two, 9.00pm With the exception perhaps of Wallander, of all the Scandi-noir characters that we’ve seen in recent years it is The Bridge’s Saga Norén (Sofia Helin), a committed Malmö detective with a level of social dysfunction that implies autism, who has burrowed deepest into the hearts of UK viewers. She struggles to cope emotionally with the world around her, but that only makes us like her all the more. When last we saw Saga, at the close of series three two years ago, she had solved another major murder case but stood accused herself of killing her abusive mother. At least she had the consolation of meeting a soulmate of sorts in Henrik Sabroe (Thure Lindhardt), a police colleague from across the Øresund bridge linking Sweden and Denmark, and a man deeply damaged by the murder of his wife and the disappearance of his two young daughters. At the start of this instantly gripping fourth and final series, things are not looking good for Saga as she wakes up in a cold, grey, unfamiliar environment. Meanwhile, Henrik is called to the scene of a particularly grizzly murder in Copenhagen that has a link to the controversial deportation of an Iranian illegal immigrant. Gerard O’Donovan Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist Netflix, from today A bank raid gone wrong, a horrific bomb-collar murder, a cat and mouse hunt by the FBI to track down a former beauty queen turned self-styled criminal. This anticipated documentary picks apart the bizarre story of the so-called “pizza bomber heist” that gripped the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, in 2003. Fifteen years later, the discovery of new evidence suggests that the story could be even more strange. The One Show: NHS Patients Awards Special BBC One, 7.00pm A special edition marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS and celebrating the work of doctors, nurses and medical staff who deliver outstanding care – as nominated by viewers and the Patients Association. Matt Baker and Alex Jones present. BBC Young Musician 2018 BBC Four, 7.30pm Violinist Nicola Benedetti and trumpeter Alison Balsom join presenter Josie D’Arby for the competition’s semi-final, in which five individual category winners – including percussionist Matthew Brett, cellist Maxim Calver and saxophonist Robert Burton – compete for a place in the final. The judges include conductor Jessica Cottis and composer Kerry Andrew. GO Unreported World Channel 4, 7.30pm Krishnan Guru-Murthy reports from the popular tourist resorts of the Dominican Republic, where a UN investigation has uncovered shocking crimes against young people at the hands of sex tourists. Britain’s Great Cathedrals with Tony Robinson Channel 5, 8.00pm In the final programme of his excellent series, Tony Robinson recounts the tangled – and entertaining – history of Winchester Cathedral, whose bishops were once among the richest, most influential and worst behaved in Britain – and where one of England’s greatest novelists, Jane Austen, is buried. Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain Channel 5, 9.00pm Bringing his foray to a close, former defence secretary Michael Portillo visits the village of Imber on the Salisbury Plain, which was taken over by the Army in 1943 for use as a wartime training ground and, despite promises to the contrary, still remains in the hands of the military. GO Test Cricket: Ireland v Pakistan Sky Sports Main Event, 11.50pm A historic occasion, this, as Ireland play their first-ever Test match, with Pakistan as the opposition at Malahide Cricket Club. Over the next few years, Ireland will have 60-65 home internationals, including 15 Test matches. Uncapped batsman Imam-ul-Haq, the nephew of former skipper Inzamam, has been named in Pakistan’s squad. Northern Soul (2014) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 11.15pm The nostalgia is potent in this chronicle of the popular northern soul dance halls in the Seventies. The soundtrack is as evocative and wonderful as you might expect, and the drama offers a charming slice of social and cultural Lancashire history. It’s just a shame that the storyline has to follow the same innocent young man led astray/conflict-resolution story arc of nearly every coming-of-age film out there. Buried (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 11.55pm; N Ireland, 12.25am Ryan Reynolds plays an American truck driver ambushed in Iraq and buried by insurgents in a coffin, with only a phone and a Zippo lighter at his disposal. One might assume the dramatic opportunities for a man in this predicament are finite, but Chris Sparling’s inventive screenplay and Rodrigo Cortés’ direction open up the story beyond the confines of the space in which Reynolds is trapped. The Crying Game (1992) ★★★☆ Channel 4, 12.05am Neil Jordan’s tremendous psychological thriller, set against the backdrop of the Irish Troubles, still contains one of the great cinematic twists. Stephen Rea stars as Provisional IRA volunteer Fergus, who helps to kidnap a British soldier (US actor Forest Whitaker) in order to secure the release of jailed IRA members. However, things go wrong when Fergus begins to form a bond with his prisoner. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
Saturday 5 May Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ITV, 9.15pm Judith Keppel winning, the Coughing Major cheating, Chris Tarrant smirking – for a brief period at the turn of the century Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? was the hottest programme on TV. One episode was watched by more than 19 million viewers and the show went on to inspire a bestselling novel, Q&A, which in turn became Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle’s 2008 Oscar-winning film. In truth, the quiz series only left TV screens four years ago, but it’s the heady early years that ITV is clearly hoping to repeat with this new version to commemorate the 20th anniversaryof the programme. So, what can we expect? It will air every night this week, and there’s a new host, Jeremy Clarkson, who’s roaring in to replace Tarrant. The old lifeline favourites – Phone a Friend, Ask the Audience and 50/50 – remain in place, although ITV have confirmed that there will be a fourth – Ask the Host. Contestants will also be allowed to set their own safety net, traditionally £32,000, once they reach question five. But is it possible for this version to capture the public’s imagination in these days of peak TV? One thing is certain: Clarkson has just the right amount of cocky charm to make a go of it as host. Sarah Hughes Happy Tent Tales CBeebies iPlayer,from today The BBC’s preschool series of live-action folk tales continues with five traditional stories presented by Karina O’Malley. There’s Welsh fairy tale The Golden Harp, traditional Scottish fable The Eagle and the Wren, and a lovely take on one of Aesop’s best, The Fox and the Crow. Rugby Union: Army v Navy Sky Sports Arena, 2.45pm Twickenham is the setting as the two Armed Forces compete for the Babcock trophy. Women’s FA Cup Football: Arsenal Women v Chelsea Ladies BBC One, 5.10pm Arsenal Women take on Chelsea Ladies in the final of the FA Cup, which takes place at Wembley Stadium. Fourteen-time winners Arsenal overcame Everton Ladies 2-1 in their semi-final, while Chelsea defeated the holders Manchester City 2-0. This match is a repeat of the 2016 fixture, in which the Gunners emerged victorious 1-0, thanks to Danielle Carter’s early strike. Beatles Night Sky Arts, from 6.00pm Sky Arts celebrates all things Fab Four with films tracing The Beatles from their humble beginnings to the heady heights of becoming the most famous pop band in the world. First up is My Beatles Black Album with Charles Hazlewood, in which the composer creates a mix of solo tracks by members of the band. The Beatles: From Liverpool to San Francisco then charts the band from their days playing in the Cavern Club to their US success. That’s followed by Ben Lewis’s recent The Beatles, Hippies & Hells Angels which looks at the rise and fall of their multimedia arm Apple Corps. SH Britain’s Got Talent ITV, 8.00pm With two golden buzzer acts already through to the live semi-finals, the fourth round of auditions heats up as more hopefuls strive to impress Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams. Britain’s Most Historic Towns Channel 4, 8.00pm It’s time to uncover Britain’s “Most Regency” town – and if eager Georgette Heyer fans were about to shout Bath, you are wrong. The answer, it turns out, is Cheltenham. Alice Roberts learns about Regency etiquette and uncovers why the pigeon is so important to the spa town. Casualty BBC One, 9.15pm Fans of the long-running medical drama get a treat here as the magnificently icy consultant Connie Beauchamp (Amanda Mealing) returns to work and instantly begins to reassert her authority. Elsewhere, doctor Ethan (George Rainsford) gets a shock when he visits the spot where his brother was murdered. The Great Rameses: New Evidence Revealed Channel 5, 10.10pm Channel 5’s latest series is a pretty straightforward but interesting-enough trawl through Ancient Egyptian history. The series begins with the story of Rameses II, who defeated the Hittites and was subsequently declared a living god by his people. SH Casablanca (1942, b/w) ★★★★★ ITV3, 3.00pm Humphrey Bogart’s Rick runs the American Bar in the eponymous Moroccan city, while Ingrid Bergman is the old flame who forces him to choose between his own heart and the fight against Nazism. Seventy six years on, Michael Curtiz’s Oscar-winning romantic drama is still a film to make the spirit soar; its finely drawn characters, quotable dialogue and haunting music have become iconic. Kajaki (2014) ★★★★☆ BBC Two, 10.00pm; N Ireland, 11.00pm This tense film from Paul Katis tells the true story of British soldiers trapped in a mine-laden riverbed in Afghanistan. It not only convinces with its gory effects, but also with the agony each mine inflicts, and the delirium added when each man doses up with morphine: the acting from a uniformly strong ensemble cast, including Game of Thrones’s Mark Stanley, puts you right there. Sex and the City 2 (2010) ★★☆☆☆ ITV, 10.35pm SatC stalwarts will want a bite of this second film from the Big Apple franchise, but New York City is no more as Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and friends head to Abu Dhabi. The fashion is outrageous, there’s a gay wedding with a swan, and Liza Minnelli does Beyoncé, but the whole thing is culturally insensitive and the women morph into cartoon characters. Turn off your brain and enjoy spending time with these old friends. Sunday 6 May Benoit Blin, Tom Allen, Liam Charles and Cherish Finden. Credit: Channel 4 Bake Off: The Professionals Channel 4, 8.00pm Completing the trifecta of Great British Bake Off shows that have switched from the BBC to Channel 4 is this competition for professional pâtissiers, formerly called Crème de la Crème. The six-part contest has wisely retained judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden, and hired new hosts in comedian Tom Allen and newcomer Liam Charles, who appeared in last year’s Bake Off. The format sees 12 teams of two pastry chefs compete in confectionery wars, beginning with the first half dozen. They’re tasked with making 24 tartes aux fruits and 24 tartes conversations [a sort of French Bakewell tart] followed by a show-stopping edible structure based on a Black Forest gâteau. The tension spikes as temperatures rise inside Firle Place in East Sussex, where it’s filmed – sweltering heat leads to high drama when contestants’ chocolate sculptures look in danger of toppling over. The appeal of the contest is in the staggering quality of the complicated pastries and edible works of art that the chefs turn out, which understandably knock the offerings of Bake Off’s amateurs into a cocked hat. And judges Blin and Finden are as theatrical as they are hard to please. This results in a scrumptious hour of food fetishism. Vicki Power Premier League Football: Chelsea v Liverpool Sky Sports Main Event, 3.30pm Having won their last four games, Chelsea go into this match against third-placed Liverpool in good form. The Blues’ defence will have to be at its best, though: in Mohamed Salah, Liverpool have the most dangerous attacker in the league, and he’ll relish the opportunity to score against the club that sold him to Roma in 2016. When these sides met at Anfield, an 85th-minute goal from Willian ensured Chelsea salvaged a 1-1 draw. The Big Painting Challenge BBC One, 6.00pm It’s the final of this uplifting painting contest for amateurs, and the quartet of finalists relocate to Chatham Dockyards, where they must paint self-portraits. The Durrells ITV, 8.00pm The arrival of the circus to Corfu provides the magic to bring Louisa (Keeley Hawes) and the recently separated Spiro (Alexis Georgoulis) ever closer in an emotional final episode of this beguiling drama. In fact, all of the Durrells have relationship upheavals, teeing up the action nicely for a fourth series. The Woman in White BBC One, 9.00pm Wilkie Collins’s Gothic thriller continues to compel in this fresh adaptation. In the penultimate episode, the women continue to suffer – clued-up Marian (Jessie Buckley) still has fever, rendering her unable to save her clueless half-sister Laura (Olivia Vinall) from the big twist we all know is coming. Ballet’s Dark Knight: Sir Kenneth MacMillan BBC Four, 9.00pm Darcey Bussell and Monica Mason are among the ballet stars who pay tribute to the choreographer Kenneth MacMillan in this excellent new biopic. Bussell, who worked with him at the age of 19, recalls how hard he pushed his dancers: “Nothing was ever good enough.” With contributions from MacMillan’s widow, Australian artist Deborah Williams, the documentary celebrates how the former artistic director of the Royal Ballet transformed ballet from polite pirouetting to a gritty, sexy art form. Michael Clark’s To a Simple, Rock ’N’ Roll: Song BBC Four, 10.00pm Filmed at the Barbican in 2017, maverick choreographer Michael Clark’s acclaimed To a Simple, Rock ’N’ Roll: Song is a mesmerising three-act piece in which he pays tribute to his greatest influences: punk music, Erik Satie and David Bowie. It is introduced here by Jarvis Cocker. VP Walter Presents: Tabula Rasa Channel 4, 10.15pm Belgium gives the Nordic lands a run for their money with another top-notch TV thriller. This nine-parter follows Mie D’Haeze (Veerle Baetens), an amnesiac psychiatric patient who finds she’s been implicated in a missing persons case. Her disturbed mind makes sorting the truth from fantasy virtually impossible. VP Megamind (2010) ★★★☆☆ Channel 4, 2.30pm DreamWorks’ fun tale of a Mekon-like, inept baddie is weird and witty. Directed by Tom McGrath, who was behind Madagascar, Will Ferrell leads voice duties, with funny turns from David Cross as his deputy, Minion, and Brad Pitt as his vain, buff, Aryan nemesis, the perpetually victorious Metro Man. An amusing quirk of Megamind’s is his affected pronunciation – he pronounces Metro City to rhyme with atrocity. The Boxtrolls (2014) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 2.50pm There’s a cheerfully grotesque streak to this Oscar-winning stop-motion animation from the makers of Coraline and ParaNorman. In the town of Cheesebridge, a human boy raised by boxtrolls – trash-collecting creatures who live under the sewers wearing cardboard boxes – vows to save them from a villainous pest exterminator. It’s an endearing set-up and the carnival feel should please both adults and children. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) ★★★★☆ ITV2, 6.10pm The denouement to Peter Jackson’s grandiose adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s epic is the one that scooped an Oscar. Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) arrive at Mount Doom to destroy the Ring, both helped and hindered by the loathsome Gollum. Jackson’s only misjudgement is that the film meanders on for around half an hour after the real action is over. Bank Holiday Monday Peter Kay and Sian Gibson Credit: BBC Peter Kay’s Car Share Unscripted BBC One, 10.00pm The emergence of this improvised episode and the official climax to Peter Kay’s sitcom (airing next Bank Holiday Monday) is a treat for all sorts of reasons. Firstly, it would seem to allay concerns prompted by the comedian’s sudden cancellation of an extensive stand-up tour late last year. Secondly, it may offer closure to the many viewers left distraught by the cliffhanger ending to the second series, which saw straight-talking, outwardly stern John (Kay) fail to respond to the declaration of love proffered by co-worker and unsinkable romantic Kayleigh (Sian Gibson). And thirdly, it will mean one more hour in the company of these two beautifully drawn characters who felt like old friends from the moment they first appeared on our screens in 2015. This opening salvo sees Kay and Gibson ad-libbing in character, attempting to corpse each other with a ruthless lack of professionalism as John and Kayleigh drive home on their daily commute in John’s Fiat 500, their only company being the cheesy oldies radio station Forever FM. Don’t expect resolutions yet; instead, sit back and enjoy two fine performers rustling comic magic up out of thin air. Gabriel Tate The £100k Drop Channel 4, 4.00pm It has a new teatime slot and a 10th of the previous prize money, but Davina McCall is still in situ for this entertaining game show of general knowledge and playing the odds. Tenko True Entertainment, 6.00pm The classic BBC drama set in a Japanese POW camp for British, Dutch and Australian women interned after the fall of Singapore in 1942 is being aired every weeknight at 6.00pm. It’s unflinching in its explorations of friendship, sexuality and the degradations of war. Danceworks: The Dying Swan BBC Four, 7.30pm Beginning four consecutive nights of films exploring the world of British dance today, former Royal Ballet principal Zenaida Yanowsky explores the physical toll of her career as she attempts one final post-surgery comeback. Dispatches: Britain’s Benefits Crisis Channel 4, 7.30pm Morland Sanders investigates the Government’s roll-out of the Universal Credit scheme. It is ostensibly aimed at simplifying the benefits system but instead it is dogged by controversy, cuts to provisions and administrative glitches. ATP Masters Tennis: The Mutua Madrid Open Sky Sports Main Event, 7.30pm It’s the opening day of play in the clay-court tournament at the Caja Magica, where world number one and home favourite Rafael Nadal – in formidable form – is the event’s reigning champion. The Woman in White BBC One, 9.00pm Fiona Seres’s impressively sustained exploration of brutal, brittle masculinity and the stout resistance of their intended victims reaches a gripping climax as Lura (Olivia Vinall) and Marian (Jessie Buckley) strike back against the devious Fosco (Riccardo Scamarcio) and thuggish Sir Percival (Dougray Scott). The Road to Palmyra BBC Four, 9.00pm Ebullient historian Dan Cruickshank and wry photographer Don McCullin make an odd couple, yet their journey through a ravaged Syria casts new light on both the conflict as well as what the material and spiritual costs will be for future generations. GT Genderquake Channel 4, 9.00pm This gimmicky but occasionally enlightening TV experiment puts 11 strangers with different attitudes towards gender and sexuality in a house together for a week: prejudices are aired, preconceptions challenged and romances kindled. It concludes on Tuesday with further revelations and realisations, as well as a debate on the issues raised at 10.00pm. GT Forrest Gump (1994) ★★★★☆ Sky One, 9.00pm Robert Zemeckis’s Oscar-winning comedy drama is full of spirit – even if, at times, it’s slightly saccharine. Forrest (Tom Hanks) is a simpleton with a heart of gold, who, ever true to the homely advice of his mother (Sally Field) is reflecting on his improbable life as a Vietnam War hero, table-tennis champion and accidental millionaire. Hanks, depending on your sentimentality threshold, may prove to be adorable. Notting Hill (1999) ★★★★☆ ITV, 10.20pm This is the second of Richard Curtis’s romcoms, after Four Weddings and a Funeral, about bumbling good eggs and frightfully pretty girls. Hugh Grant plays a London bookseller who attracts the attention of a film star (Julia Roberts) – it’s amusing, in particular when Grant’s character ineptly poses as a journalist from Horse & Hound magazine at a press junket for her sci-fi movie. Papillon (1973) ★★★★☆ BBC Two, 11.00pm Based on the autobiography of petty criminal Henri Charrière – nicknamed Papillon because of his butterfly tattoo – this powerful prison drama is set in the infamous French penal colony Devil’s Island. Steve McQueen impressively stars as the title character, desperate to escape Devil’s Island’s gruesome brutality. Dustin Hoffman gives memorable support as his friend, the small-time fraudster Louis Dega. Tuesday 8 May Inspirational: Kate Humble with Emma and some alpacas Credit: BBC Back to the Land with Kate Humble BBC Two, 7.00pm There aren’t many TV shows that merit the word “inspirational” but Kate Humble’s series looking at the lives and work of entrepreneurial countryside pioneers around the UK does. Here she returns for another 12-part run, beginning by visiting four new start-ups in Cornwall which were prompted by a perceived gap in the market. Her clear favourites – she returns again and again to check on their progress – are free-diving seaweed harvesters Caro and Tim. This sustainability-aware pair were looking to work locally when they realised that, despite seaweed becoming more fashionable as a cooking ingredient, no one was harvesting the plentiful supply in the sea near them. Much hard work and ingenuity later, it’s an unlikely business idea that looks set to be a winner. Humble also meets a couple who reversed their farm’s declining fortunes by taking a leap of faith into free-range duck breeding, two best friends who supply native-flower bouquets to Cornwall’s booming high-end wedding market and a lavishly bearded brewer whose wild foraging in the local fields and hedgerows supplies the ingredients for his uniquely flavoured “wild” beers. Gerard O’Donovan Danceworks: Street to Stage BBC Four, 7.30pm Rising British star Dickson Mbi displays a range of talents in this film following him and his hip-hop popping team, Fiya House, competing in an international street dance competition. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 BBC Four, 8.00pm The Eurovision song contest circus kicks off tonight in Lisbon with the first semi-final featuring 19 countries (including Ireland) of the record-equalling 43 competing this year. UK fans have to wait for Saturday’s Grand Final to hear SuRie sing our entry, Storm. The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds Channel 4, 8.00pm The first in a two-part special exploring how children learn the difference between right and wrong, as another class of five-year-olds are challenged to decide if it’s OK to cheat and what to do when someone tells you a secret. Abandoned Engineering Yesterday, 8.00pm The series exploring mysterious abandoned buildings returns for a second series. This week, a vast labyrinth of crumbling tunnels, bunkers and towers in northern Poland, once a cutting-edge oil refinery, reveals its former role as a pivotal part of Hitler’s war machine. GO The Split BBC One, 9.00pm Abi Morgan’s legal drama hurries on apace with further revelations drawing us deeper into the lives of Hannah (Nicola Walker) and her dysfunctional family of lawyers. Tonight, things get heated in a case involving frozen embryos, and matriarch Ruth (Deborah Findlay) is evasive over finances. Later Live: with Jools Holland BBC Two, 10.00pm Returning for a 52nd series, Jools Holland welcomes more acts to play live in studio. Among them are Snow Patrol, Plan B, Bettye Lavette, and rising stars Shame and Jade Bird. Prince Harry & Meghan Markle: The Engagement Interview BBC One, 11.40pm; NI/Wales, 12.05am; Scot, 12.45am In case you won’t catch the endless clips in royal wedding-related programming over the next 10 days, here’s a repeat of the interview the couple gave Mishal Husain at Kensington Palace last year on the day they announced their engagement. GO My Cousin Rachel (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 2.30pm and 11.30pm “Did she? Didn’t she?” ponders stricken hero Philip Ashley about the titular character and the possible murder of her husband/his cousin. This is based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel, but there was also a film version in 1952, an Eighties BBC version, on radio, and on the stage. Young Philip, the heir to a fortune, is played in Roger Michell’s stylish but sexless adaptation by a rakish Sam Claflin. Hot Fuzz (2007) ★★★★☆ ITV2, 9.00pm Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s follow-up to the cult comedy-horror Shaun of the Dead (and the second chapter in the Cornetto Trilogy) reunites Pegg with Nick Frost in the story of two policemen who uncover a conspiracy in a Somerset village. Timothy Dalton is a sinister triumph as a millionaire baddy. Sharp, funny and with explosive action scenes, it’s a very British action-comedy that does everything it should. Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969) ★★★☆☆ Talking Pictures TV, 9.00pm This is the third in a trilogy of Robert Aldrich-produced films (following What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte). It also features two female leads – this time, an Arizona widow (Geraldine Page) hires housekeepers to con them out of their money before murdering them, but Ruth Gordon’s Alice Dimmock isn’t easily fooled. Wednesday 9 May Healthy outlook: Fearnley-Whittingstall with volunteer Janet Credit: BBC Britain’s Fat Fight with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall BBC One, 9.00pm; Scotland, 10.45pm He tried to get Newcastle exercising together and demonstrated to the unconvinced in Bristol just how much sugar there is in a smoothie, now, in this final episode, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall faces his toughest test of all – he heading to the Tory Party Conference to speak about obesity and attempting to get an audience with Health Minister Jeremy Hunt. But can he convince the ministers – and the hard-to-pin-down Hunt – that they need to do more to combat both national awareness of what we eat and the country’s fitness levels? First, he checks in with some of those who have signed up for the Newcastle Can scheme; heads out for a surfing lesson with Janet, a willing but struggling participant; trials a weight-loss experiment at the GP’s surgery and looks at the way in which marketing affects our understanding of food. Whether or not he manages to replicate the impact that Jamie Oliver had on the government during his school dinners campaign remains to be seen, but this impassioned series will surely have convinced the UK’s couch potatoes that it’s time to embrace the sunnier weather and start walking. Sarah Hughes DanceWorks: Choreographing History BBC Four, 7.30pm “With contemporary dance we don’t inherit ready-made stories, so we have to make up our own,” says choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh in this fascinating film. Jeyasingh’s latest work, Contagion, takes the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic as its subject, and this documentary follows her as she translates her research into a haunting, beautiful piece of work. The Secret Life of the Zoo Channel 4, 8.00pm The fallout from orangutan Emma’s pregnancy continues this week as the new mother pushes away the older child to raise the baby, leaving the zoo staff increasingly worried as to how the abandoned youth will cope. Mystery of the Lost Paintings Sky Arts, 8.00pm This episode examines the 1958 fire at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, which destroyed two of Monet’s famous Water Lily paintings, before attempting to digitally reconstruct one of the damaged works. Love in the Countryside BBC Two, 9.00pm Everything moves up a gear as lovelorn dairy farmers Pete and Ed invite their three prospective partners over for a weekend. Cue early issues as fiftysomethings Helen and Caroline struggle in the face of thirtysomething Frannie’s more obvious assets. One Born Every Minute Channel 4, 9.00pm It’s an emotional finale at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital as we meet Lauren and Rachel, who are preparing for a second child, and Urwah and Nadhia, who are about to meet their fifth. Meanwhile, Laura and Paul, friends turned lovers, have nine kids between them and another on the way. Harry & Meghan: A Love Story Sky One, 9.00pm Bafta-winning film-maker Toby Sculthorp turns his eye to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, talking to close friends and former head of the British Army, Richard Dannatt. SH Tortured By Mum and Dad: The Turpin 13 Channel 5, 10.00pm When 13 children were discovered shackled and starved by their parents, David and Louise Turpin earlier this year, it made global headlines. This documentary returns to the case, asking how the pair managed to hide their terrible secret for so long. A Walk in the Woods (2015) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Robert Redford turns Bill Bryson’s elegant travelogue about his middle-aged attempt on the Appalachian Trail – a 2,000-mile trek through the eastern United States – into a sloppy sitcom. The great American outdoors, however, are shot in picturesque fashion. Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson star as Bryson’s travelling partners, who at least reveal that the human condition is no walk in the park. Scream (1996) ★★★★☆ Sky One, 10.00pm Wes Craven rebooted the teenage-horror genre with Scream. It’s gory, but clever and funny, too, particularly in its own self-awareness: the characters talk constantly about being in a slasher movie. And Craven wrong-foots us with a terrific opening sequence that gleefully breaks the rules of film-making. Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell star. The sequel Scream 2 is on Friday at 11.00pm. I Love You, Man (2009) ★★★★☆ 5STAR, 11.00pm Paul Rudd, realising he has no best man for his wedding, sets out to find himself a buddy in this contrived bromance from Meet the Parents/Fockers creator John Hamburg. Beer-swilling Jason Segal seems to fit the bill, but of course things go wrong. The results aren’t hilarious, but both leading actors have their amusing moments, particularly Rudd with his James Bond impressions and bad air guitar. Thursday 10 May Michael C Hall (centre) in Safe Credit: Netflix Safe Netflix, from today For the man who played serial-killing forensics expert Dexter and funeral director David in Six Feet Under, it’s fitting that we first encounter Michael C Hall’s latest deeply flawed antihero, Tom Delaney, by his wife’s grave in this opening set-piece of his new drama. This UK-set eight-parter then skips forward six years, with Tom (Hall’s English accent is pretty passable) managing two teenage daughters, his work as a paediatric surgeon and life in a “safe” gated community. What becomes rapidly clear is that his neighbours are also nursing guilty secrets and haunted by past failures: from best mate Marc Warren and Amanda Abbingdon’s dogged detective to Nigel Lindsay’s jovial life-and-soul type. Then Tom’s oldest daughter goes missing during a house party, and skeletons tumble out of closets in an enjoyably twist-riddled affair. The first collaboration between Safe’s co-creators, bestselling novelist Harlan Coben and screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst (Accused; Ordinary Lies; Come Home), marries the former’s love of a cliffhanger and skill with fast-paced narrative with the latter’s facility for character and emotional insight. Gabriel Tate PGA Tour Golf: The Players Championship Sky Sports the Players, 12.30pm It’s day one of the tournament widely regarded as the unofficial fifth Major, held at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. Last year, Kim Si-Woo, at 21, became the youngest champion in Players history and it was much deserved: his was a nerveless display that belied his young age. Danceworks: Prejudice and Passion BBC Four, 7.30pm Choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra invites the cameras into his latest production for children at the Birmingham Rep, a work challenging assumptions of gender and identity with its story of two male penguins raising a chick together. Premier League Football: West Ham United v Manchester United Sky Sports Main Event, 7.30pm Looking to secure their safety, relegation-threatened West Ham United welcome Manchester United to the Olympic Stadium. The Hammers will need to banish the memories of their last match against Man United, when Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and a brace from Romelu Lukaku gave Jose Mourinho’s side a 4-0 win. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 BBC Four, 8.00pm Rylan Clark-Neal and Scott Mills are joined by British Eurovision hopeful SuRie to introduce coverage of the second semi-final from Lisbon, with 10 of the 18 featured acts making it to Saturday’s final. Food Unwrapped: China Special Channel 4, 8.00pm Jimmy Doherty and his team explore artisanal and commercial methods of production for garlic, noodles, soy sauce and fortune cookies. Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan BBC Two, 9.00pm This alarming and frequently harrowing documentary makes direct connections between Borneo’s plummeting orangutan population, the boom in illegal animal trading and rocketing global demand for palm oil, but there are glimmers of hope, due to the ceaseless diligence of local activists. Urban Myths: David Bowie and Marc Bolan Sky Arts, 9.00pm Luke Treadaway and Jack Whitehall star as the teenage David Bowie and Marc Bolan in this by turns silly and oddly poignant comedy of two icons bonding, bickering and dreaming of stardom while earning a crust decorating their manager’s office. GT Riot Girls Channel 4, 10.00pm A gleefully ribald new prank show from the supremely talented and smart quartet of Grace Campbell, Jen Wakefield, Cam Spence and Sophie Duker, using stunts to highlight the casual sexism and gender inequality in society from manspreading on the tube to contraception. It’s as crude as it is funny and effective. Great Art ITV, 10.45pm; not STV Tim Marlow’s admirably unadorned visual arts series returns to profile a man not unscrutinised over the years, but if this pen portrait fails to add much new to the David Hockney story, it’s an efficient and entertaining primer, focusing on his Royal Academy landscape and portraiture exhibitions of 2012 and 2016. GT The Bourne Supremacy (2004) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Continuing the story of Jason Bourne, this sequel sees the former assassin (Matt Damon) living in Goa with his girlfriend Marie (Franka Potente) when a Russian assassin arrives to plunge him back into the deep end of a CIA conspiracy. While this is not quite on a par with the first film, Paul Greengrass’s direction is typically exhilarating, and Joan Allen and Brian Cox lend excellent support. Cocktail (1988) ★★★☆☆ Sony Movie Channel, 11.10pm Tom Cruise plays a tequila-tossing barman in this romantic drama which cashed in on his heart-throb image. After leaving the army, Brian (Cruise) gets a job working in a Manhattan bar. His Martini mentor is Doug (Bryan Brown), who soon teaches him the tricks of the trade, but when the pair fall out over a girl, Brian heads for the Caribbean. It’s a bland concoction but strangely agreeable. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) ★★★★☆ Film4, 11.15pm This startling debut by Marielle Heller shows the funny side of a teenager’s explorations into her sexuality as a 15-year-old wannabe cartoonist Minnie (Bel Powley) seduces her mother’s 35-year-old boyfriend Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård). Heller’s nimble direction and clever script ensure that the film never paints either Minnie or Monroe entirely as victim or predator. Friday 11 May Thure Lindhardt and Sofia Helin in The Bridge Credit: BBC The Bridge BBC Two, 9.00pm With the exception perhaps of Wallander, of all the Scandi-noir characters that we’ve seen in recent years it is The Bridge’s Saga Norén (Sofia Helin), a committed Malmö detective with a level of social dysfunction that implies autism, who has burrowed deepest into the hearts of UK viewers. She struggles to cope emotionally with the world around her, but that only makes us like her all the more. When last we saw Saga, at the close of series three two years ago, she had solved another major murder case but stood accused herself of killing her abusive mother. At least she had the consolation of meeting a soulmate of sorts in Henrik Sabroe (Thure Lindhardt), a police colleague from across the Øresund bridge linking Sweden and Denmark, and a man deeply damaged by the murder of his wife and the disappearance of his two young daughters. At the start of this instantly gripping fourth and final series, things are not looking good for Saga as she wakes up in a cold, grey, unfamiliar environment. Meanwhile, Henrik is called to the scene of a particularly grizzly murder in Copenhagen that has a link to the controversial deportation of an Iranian illegal immigrant. Gerard O’Donovan Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist Netflix, from today A bank raid gone wrong, a horrific bomb-collar murder, a cat and mouse hunt by the FBI to track down a former beauty queen turned self-styled criminal. This anticipated documentary picks apart the bizarre story of the so-called “pizza bomber heist” that gripped the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, in 2003. Fifteen years later, the discovery of new evidence suggests that the story could be even more strange. The One Show: NHS Patients Awards Special BBC One, 7.00pm A special edition marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS and celebrating the work of doctors, nurses and medical staff who deliver outstanding care – as nominated by viewers and the Patients Association. Matt Baker and Alex Jones present. BBC Young Musician 2018 BBC Four, 7.30pm Violinist Nicola Benedetti and trumpeter Alison Balsom join presenter Josie D’Arby for the competition’s semi-final, in which five individual category winners – including percussionist Matthew Brett, cellist Maxim Calver and saxophonist Robert Burton – compete for a place in the final. The judges include conductor Jessica Cottis and composer Kerry Andrew. GO Unreported World Channel 4, 7.30pm Krishnan Guru-Murthy reports from the popular tourist resorts of the Dominican Republic, where a UN investigation has uncovered shocking crimes against young people at the hands of sex tourists. Britain’s Great Cathedrals with Tony Robinson Channel 5, 8.00pm In the final programme of his excellent series, Tony Robinson recounts the tangled – and entertaining – history of Winchester Cathedral, whose bishops were once among the richest, most influential and worst behaved in Britain – and where one of England’s greatest novelists, Jane Austen, is buried. Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain Channel 5, 9.00pm Bringing his foray to a close, former defence secretary Michael Portillo visits the village of Imber on the Salisbury Plain, which was taken over by the Army in 1943 for use as a wartime training ground and, despite promises to the contrary, still remains in the hands of the military. GO Test Cricket: Ireland v Pakistan Sky Sports Main Event, 11.50pm A historic occasion, this, as Ireland play their first-ever Test match, with Pakistan as the opposition at Malahide Cricket Club. Over the next few years, Ireland will have 60-65 home internationals, including 15 Test matches. Uncapped batsman Imam-ul-Haq, the nephew of former skipper Inzamam, has been named in Pakistan’s squad. Northern Soul (2014) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 11.15pm The nostalgia is potent in this chronicle of the popular northern soul dance halls in the Seventies. The soundtrack is as evocative and wonderful as you might expect, and the drama offers a charming slice of social and cultural Lancashire history. It’s just a shame that the storyline has to follow the same innocent young man led astray/conflict-resolution story arc of nearly every coming-of-age film out there. Buried (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 11.55pm; N Ireland, 12.25am Ryan Reynolds plays an American truck driver ambushed in Iraq and buried by insurgents in a coffin, with only a phone and a Zippo lighter at his disposal. One might assume the dramatic opportunities for a man in this predicament are finite, but Chris Sparling’s inventive screenplay and Rodrigo Cortés’ direction open up the story beyond the confines of the space in which Reynolds is trapped. The Crying Game (1992) ★★★☆ Channel 4, 12.05am Neil Jordan’s tremendous psychological thriller, set against the backdrop of the Irish Troubles, still contains one of the great cinematic twists. Stephen Rea stars as Provisional IRA volunteer Fergus, who helps to kidnap a British soldier (US actor Forest Whitaker) in order to secure the release of jailed IRA members. However, things go wrong when Fergus begins to form a bond with his prisoner. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate
What's on TV today: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Casablanca and more
Saturday 5 May Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ITV, 9.15pm Judith Keppel winning, the Coughing Major cheating, Chris Tarrant smirking – for a brief period at the turn of the century Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? was the hottest programme on TV. One episode was watched by more than 19 million viewers and the show went on to inspire a bestselling novel, Q&A, which in turn became Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle’s 2008 Oscar-winning film. In truth, the quiz series only left TV screens four years ago, but it’s the heady early years that ITV is clearly hoping to repeat with this new version to commemorate the 20th anniversaryof the programme. So, what can we expect? It will air every night this week, and there’s a new host, Jeremy Clarkson, who’s roaring in to replace Tarrant. The old lifeline favourites – Phone a Friend, Ask the Audience and 50/50 – remain in place, although ITV have confirmed that there will be a fourth – Ask the Host. Contestants will also be allowed to set their own safety net, traditionally £32,000, once they reach question five. But is it possible for this version to capture the public’s imagination in these days of peak TV? One thing is certain: Clarkson has just the right amount of cocky charm to make a go of it as host. Sarah Hughes Happy Tent Tales CBeebies iPlayer,from today The BBC’s preschool series of live-action folk tales continues with five traditional stories presented by Karina O’Malley. There’s Welsh fairy tale The Golden Harp, traditional Scottish fable The Eagle and the Wren, and a lovely take on one of Aesop’s best, The Fox and the Crow. Rugby Union: Army v Navy Sky Sports Arena, 2.45pm Twickenham is the setting as the two Armed Forces compete for the Babcock trophy. Women’s FA Cup Football: Arsenal Women v Chelsea Ladies BBC One, 5.10pm Arsenal Women take on Chelsea Ladies in the final of the FA Cup, which takes place at Wembley Stadium. Fourteen-time winners Arsenal overcame Everton Ladies 2-1 in their semi-final, while Chelsea defeated the holders Manchester City 2-0. This match is a repeat of the 2016 fixture, in which the Gunners emerged victorious 1-0, thanks to Danielle Carter’s early strike. Beatles Night Sky Arts, from 6.00pm Sky Arts celebrates all things Fab Four with films tracing The Beatles from their humble beginnings to the heady heights of becoming the most famous pop band in the world. First up is My Beatles Black Album with Charles Hazlewood, in which the composer creates a mix of solo tracks by members of the band. The Beatles: From Liverpool to San Francisco then charts the band from their days playing in the Cavern Club to their US success. That’s followed by Ben Lewis’s recent The Beatles, Hippies & Hells Angels which looks at the rise and fall of their multimedia arm Apple Corps. SH Britain’s Got Talent ITV, 8.00pm With two golden buzzer acts already through to the live semi-finals, the fourth round of auditions heats up as more hopefuls strive to impress Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams. Britain’s Most Historic Towns Channel 4, 8.00pm It’s time to uncover Britain’s “Most Regency” town – and if eager Georgette Heyer fans were about to shout Bath, you are wrong. The answer, it turns out, is Cheltenham. Alice Roberts learns about Regency etiquette and uncovers why the pigeon is so important to the spa town. Casualty BBC One, 9.15pm Fans of the long-running medical drama get a treat here as the magnificently icy consultant Connie Beauchamp (Amanda Mealing) returns to work and instantly begins to reassert her authority. Elsewhere, doctor Ethan (George Rainsford) gets a shock when he visits the spot where his brother was murdered. The Great Rameses: New Evidence Revealed Channel 5, 10.10pm Channel 5’s latest series is a pretty straightforward but interesting-enough trawl through Ancient Egyptian history. The series begins with the story of Rameses II, who defeated the Hittites and was subsequently declared a living god by his people. SH Casablanca (1942, b/w) ★★★★★ ITV3, 3.00pm Humphrey Bogart’s Rick runs the American Bar in the eponymous Moroccan city, while Ingrid Bergman is the old flame who forces him to choose between his own heart and the fight against Nazism. Seventy six years on, Michael Curtiz’s Oscar-winning romantic drama is still a film to make the spirit soar; its finely drawn characters, quotable dialogue and haunting music have become iconic. Kajaki (2014) ★★★★☆ BBC Two, 10.00pm; N Ireland, 11.00pm This tense film from Paul Katis tells the true story of British soldiers trapped in a mine-laden riverbed in Afghanistan. It not only convinces with its gory effects, but also with the agony each mine inflicts, and the delirium added when each man doses up with morphine: the acting from a uniformly strong ensemble cast, including Game of Thrones’s Mark Stanley, puts you right there. Sex and the City 2 (2010) ★★☆☆☆ ITV, 10.35pm SatC stalwarts will want a bite of this second film from the Big Apple franchise, but New York City is no more as Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and friends head to Abu Dhabi. The fashion is outrageous, there’s a gay wedding with a swan, and Liza Minnelli does Beyoncé, but the whole thing is culturally insensitive and the women morph into cartoon characters. Turn off your brain and enjoy spending time with these old friends. Sunday 6 May Benoit Blin, Tom Allen, Liam Charles and Cherish Finden. Credit: Channel 4 Bake Off: The Professionals Channel 4, 8.00pm Completing the trifecta of Great British Bake Off shows that have switched from the BBC to Channel 4 is this competition for professional pâtissiers, formerly called Crème de la Crème. The six-part contest has wisely retained judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden, and hired new hosts in comedian Tom Allen and newcomer Liam Charles, who appeared in last year’s Bake Off. The format sees 12 teams of two pastry chefs compete in confectionery wars, beginning with the first half dozen. They’re tasked with making 24 tartes aux fruits and 24 tartes conversations [a sort of French Bakewell tart] followed by a show-stopping edible structure based on a Black Forest gâteau. The tension spikes as temperatures rise inside Firle Place in East Sussex, where it’s filmed – sweltering heat leads to high drama when contestants’ chocolate sculptures look in danger of toppling over. The appeal of the contest is in the staggering quality of the complicated pastries and edible works of art that the chefs turn out, which understandably knock the offerings of Bake Off’s amateurs into a cocked hat. And judges Blin and Finden are as theatrical as they are hard to please. This results in a scrumptious hour of food fetishism. Vicki Power Premier League Football: Chelsea v Liverpool Sky Sports Main Event, 3.30pm Having won their last four games, Chelsea go into this match against third-placed Liverpool in good form. The Blues’ defence will have to be at its best, though: in Mohamed Salah, Liverpool have the most dangerous attacker in the league, and he’ll relish the opportunity to score against the club that sold him to Roma in 2016. When these sides met at Anfield, an 85th-minute goal from Willian ensured Chelsea salvaged a 1-1 draw. The Big Painting Challenge BBC One, 6.00pm It’s the final of this uplifting painting contest for amateurs, and the quartet of finalists relocate to Chatham Dockyards, where they must paint self-portraits. The Durrells ITV, 8.00pm The arrival of the circus to Corfu provides the magic to bring Louisa (Keeley Hawes) and the recently separated Spiro (Alexis Georgoulis) ever closer in an emotional final episode of this beguiling drama. In fact, all of the Durrells have relationship upheavals, teeing up the action nicely for a fourth series. The Woman in White BBC One, 9.00pm Wilkie Collins’s Gothic thriller continues to compel in this fresh adaptation. In the penultimate episode, the women continue to suffer – clued-up Marian (Jessie Buckley) still has fever, rendering her unable to save her clueless half-sister Laura (Olivia Vinall) from the big twist we all know is coming. Ballet’s Dark Knight: Sir Kenneth MacMillan BBC Four, 9.00pm Darcey Bussell and Monica Mason are among the ballet stars who pay tribute to the choreographer Kenneth MacMillan in this excellent new biopic. Bussell, who worked with him at the age of 19, recalls how hard he pushed his dancers: “Nothing was ever good enough.” With contributions from MacMillan’s widow, Australian artist Deborah Williams, the documentary celebrates how the former artistic director of the Royal Ballet transformed ballet from polite pirouetting to a gritty, sexy art form. Michael Clark’s To a Simple, Rock ’N’ Roll: Song BBC Four, 10.00pm Filmed at the Barbican in 2017, maverick choreographer Michael Clark’s acclaimed To a Simple, Rock ’N’ Roll: Song is a mesmerising three-act piece in which he pays tribute to his greatest influences: punk music, Erik Satie and David Bowie. It is introduced here by Jarvis Cocker. VP Walter Presents: Tabula Rasa Channel 4, 10.15pm Belgium gives the Nordic lands a run for their money with another top-notch TV thriller. This nine-parter follows Mie D’Haeze (Veerle Baetens), an amnesiac psychiatric patient who finds she’s been implicated in a missing persons case. Her disturbed mind makes sorting the truth from fantasy virtually impossible. VP Megamind (2010) ★★★☆☆ Channel 4, 2.30pm DreamWorks’ fun tale of a Mekon-like, inept baddie is weird and witty. Directed by Tom McGrath, who was behind Madagascar, Will Ferrell leads voice duties, with funny turns from David Cross as his deputy, Minion, and Brad Pitt as his vain, buff, Aryan nemesis, the perpetually victorious Metro Man. An amusing quirk of Megamind’s is his affected pronunciation – he pronounces Metro City to rhyme with atrocity. The Boxtrolls (2014) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 2.50pm There’s a cheerfully grotesque streak to this Oscar-winning stop-motion animation from the makers of Coraline and ParaNorman. In the town of Cheesebridge, a human boy raised by boxtrolls – trash-collecting creatures who live under the sewers wearing cardboard boxes – vows to save them from a villainous pest exterminator. It’s an endearing set-up and the carnival feel should please both adults and children. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) ★★★★☆ ITV2, 6.10pm The denouement to Peter Jackson’s grandiose adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s epic is the one that scooped an Oscar. Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) arrive at Mount Doom to destroy the Ring, both helped and hindered by the loathsome Gollum. Jackson’s only misjudgement is that the film meanders on for around half an hour after the real action is over. Bank Holiday Monday Peter Kay and Sian Gibson Credit: BBC Peter Kay’s Car Share Unscripted BBC One, 10.00pm The emergence of this improvised episode and the official climax to Peter Kay’s sitcom (airing next Bank Holiday Monday) is a treat for all sorts of reasons. Firstly, it would seem to allay concerns prompted by the comedian’s sudden cancellation of an extensive stand-up tour late last year. Secondly, it may offer closure to the many viewers left distraught by the cliffhanger ending to the second series, which saw straight-talking, outwardly stern John (Kay) fail to respond to the declaration of love proffered by co-worker and unsinkable romantic Kayleigh (Sian Gibson). And thirdly, it will mean one more hour in the company of these two beautifully drawn characters who felt like old friends from the moment they first appeared on our screens in 2015. This opening salvo sees Kay and Gibson ad-libbing in character, attempting to corpse each other with a ruthless lack of professionalism as John and Kayleigh drive home on their daily commute in John’s Fiat 500, their only company being the cheesy oldies radio station Forever FM. Don’t expect resolutions yet; instead, sit back and enjoy two fine performers rustling comic magic up out of thin air. Gabriel Tate The £100k Drop Channel 4, 4.00pm It has a new teatime slot and a 10th of the previous prize money, but Davina McCall is still in situ for this entertaining game show of general knowledge and playing the odds. Tenko True Entertainment, 6.00pm The classic BBC drama set in a Japanese POW camp for British, Dutch and Australian women interned after the fall of Singapore in 1942 is being aired every weeknight at 6.00pm. It’s unflinching in its explorations of friendship, sexuality and the degradations of war. Danceworks: The Dying Swan BBC Four, 7.30pm Beginning four consecutive nights of films exploring the world of British dance today, former Royal Ballet principal Zenaida Yanowsky explores the physical toll of her career as she attempts one final post-surgery comeback. Dispatches: Britain’s Benefits Crisis Channel 4, 7.30pm Morland Sanders investigates the Government’s roll-out of the Universal Credit scheme. It is ostensibly aimed at simplifying the benefits system but instead it is dogged by controversy, cuts to provisions and administrative glitches. ATP Masters Tennis: The Mutua Madrid Open Sky Sports Main Event, 7.30pm It’s the opening day of play in the clay-court tournament at the Caja Magica, where world number one and home favourite Rafael Nadal – in formidable form – is the event’s reigning champion. The Woman in White BBC One, 9.00pm Fiona Seres’s impressively sustained exploration of brutal, brittle masculinity and the stout resistance of their intended victims reaches a gripping climax as Lura (Olivia Vinall) and Marian (Jessie Buckley) strike back against the devious Fosco (Riccardo Scamarcio) and thuggish Sir Percival (Dougray Scott). The Road to Palmyra BBC Four, 9.00pm Ebullient historian Dan Cruickshank and wry photographer Don McCullin make an odd couple, yet their journey through a ravaged Syria casts new light on both the conflict as well as what the material and spiritual costs will be for future generations. GT Genderquake Channel 4, 9.00pm This gimmicky but occasionally enlightening TV experiment puts 11 strangers with different attitudes towards gender and sexuality in a house together for a week: prejudices are aired, preconceptions challenged and romances kindled. It concludes on Tuesday with further revelations and realisations, as well as a debate on the issues raised at 10.00pm. GT Forrest Gump (1994) ★★★★☆ Sky One, 9.00pm Robert Zemeckis’s Oscar-winning comedy drama is full of spirit – even if, at times, it’s slightly saccharine. Forrest (Tom Hanks) is a simpleton with a heart of gold, who, ever true to the homely advice of his mother (Sally Field) is reflecting on his improbable life as a Vietnam War hero, table-tennis champion and accidental millionaire. Hanks, depending on your sentimentality threshold, may prove to be adorable. Notting Hill (1999) ★★★★☆ ITV, 10.20pm This is the second of Richard Curtis’s romcoms, after Four Weddings and a Funeral, about bumbling good eggs and frightfully pretty girls. Hugh Grant plays a London bookseller who attracts the attention of a film star (Julia Roberts) – it’s amusing, in particular when Grant’s character ineptly poses as a journalist from Horse & Hound magazine at a press junket for her sci-fi movie. Papillon (1973) ★★★★☆ BBC Two, 11.00pm Based on the autobiography of petty criminal Henri Charrière – nicknamed Papillon because of his butterfly tattoo – this powerful prison drama is set in the infamous French penal colony Devil’s Island. Steve McQueen impressively stars as the title character, desperate to escape Devil’s Island’s gruesome brutality. Dustin Hoffman gives memorable support as his friend, the small-time fraudster Louis Dega. Tuesday 8 May Inspirational: Kate Humble with Emma and some alpacas Credit: BBC Back to the Land with Kate Humble BBC Two, 7.00pm There aren’t many TV shows that merit the word “inspirational” but Kate Humble’s series looking at the lives and work of entrepreneurial countryside pioneers around the UK does. Here she returns for another 12-part run, beginning by visiting four new start-ups in Cornwall which were prompted by a perceived gap in the market. Her clear favourites – she returns again and again to check on their progress – are free-diving seaweed harvesters Caro and Tim. This sustainability-aware pair were looking to work locally when they realised that, despite seaweed becoming more fashionable as a cooking ingredient, no one was harvesting the plentiful supply in the sea near them. Much hard work and ingenuity later, it’s an unlikely business idea that looks set to be a winner. Humble also meets a couple who reversed their farm’s declining fortunes by taking a leap of faith into free-range duck breeding, two best friends who supply native-flower bouquets to Cornwall’s booming high-end wedding market and a lavishly bearded brewer whose wild foraging in the local fields and hedgerows supplies the ingredients for his uniquely flavoured “wild” beers. Gerard O’Donovan Danceworks: Street to Stage BBC Four, 7.30pm Rising British star Dickson Mbi displays a range of talents in this film following him and his hip-hop popping team, Fiya House, competing in an international street dance competition. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 BBC Four, 8.00pm The Eurovision song contest circus kicks off tonight in Lisbon with the first semi-final featuring 19 countries (including Ireland) of the record-equalling 43 competing this year. UK fans have to wait for Saturday’s Grand Final to hear SuRie sing our entry, Storm. The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds Channel 4, 8.00pm The first in a two-part special exploring how children learn the difference between right and wrong, as another class of five-year-olds are challenged to decide if it’s OK to cheat and what to do when someone tells you a secret. Abandoned Engineering Yesterday, 8.00pm The series exploring mysterious abandoned buildings returns for a second series. This week, a vast labyrinth of crumbling tunnels, bunkers and towers in northern Poland, once a cutting-edge oil refinery, reveals its former role as a pivotal part of Hitler’s war machine. GO The Split BBC One, 9.00pm Abi Morgan’s legal drama hurries on apace with further revelations drawing us deeper into the lives of Hannah (Nicola Walker) and her dysfunctional family of lawyers. Tonight, things get heated in a case involving frozen embryos, and matriarch Ruth (Deborah Findlay) is evasive over finances. Later Live: with Jools Holland BBC Two, 10.00pm Returning for a 52nd series, Jools Holland welcomes more acts to play live in studio. Among them are Snow Patrol, Plan B, Bettye Lavette, and rising stars Shame and Jade Bird. Prince Harry & Meghan Markle: The Engagement Interview BBC One, 11.40pm; NI/Wales, 12.05am; Scot, 12.45am In case you won’t catch the endless clips in royal wedding-related programming over the next 10 days, here’s a repeat of the interview the couple gave Mishal Husain at Kensington Palace last year on the day they announced their engagement. GO My Cousin Rachel (2017) ★★★☆☆ Sky Cinema Premiere, 2.30pm and 11.30pm “Did she? Didn’t she?” ponders stricken hero Philip Ashley about the titular character and the possible murder of her husband/his cousin. This is based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel, but there was also a film version in 1952, an Eighties BBC version, on radio, and on the stage. Young Philip, the heir to a fortune, is played in Roger Michell’s stylish but sexless adaptation by a rakish Sam Claflin. Hot Fuzz (2007) ★★★★☆ ITV2, 9.00pm Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s follow-up to the cult comedy-horror Shaun of the Dead (and the second chapter in the Cornetto Trilogy) reunites Pegg with Nick Frost in the story of two policemen who uncover a conspiracy in a Somerset village. Timothy Dalton is a sinister triumph as a millionaire baddy. Sharp, funny and with explosive action scenes, it’s a very British action-comedy that does everything it should. Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969) ★★★☆☆ Talking Pictures TV, 9.00pm This is the third in a trilogy of Robert Aldrich-produced films (following What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte). It also features two female leads – this time, an Arizona widow (Geraldine Page) hires housekeepers to con them out of their money before murdering them, but Ruth Gordon’s Alice Dimmock isn’t easily fooled. Wednesday 9 May Healthy outlook: Fearnley-Whittingstall with volunteer Janet Credit: BBC Britain’s Fat Fight with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall BBC One, 9.00pm; Scotland, 10.45pm He tried to get Newcastle exercising together and demonstrated to the unconvinced in Bristol just how much sugar there is in a smoothie, now, in this final episode, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall faces his toughest test of all – he heading to the Tory Party Conference to speak about obesity and attempting to get an audience with Health Minister Jeremy Hunt. But can he convince the ministers – and the hard-to-pin-down Hunt – that they need to do more to combat both national awareness of what we eat and the country’s fitness levels? First, he checks in with some of those who have signed up for the Newcastle Can scheme; heads out for a surfing lesson with Janet, a willing but struggling participant; trials a weight-loss experiment at the GP’s surgery and looks at the way in which marketing affects our understanding of food. Whether or not he manages to replicate the impact that Jamie Oliver had on the government during his school dinners campaign remains to be seen, but this impassioned series will surely have convinced the UK’s couch potatoes that it’s time to embrace the sunnier weather and start walking. Sarah Hughes DanceWorks: Choreographing History BBC Four, 7.30pm “With contemporary dance we don’t inherit ready-made stories, so we have to make up our own,” says choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh in this fascinating film. Jeyasingh’s latest work, Contagion, takes the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic as its subject, and this documentary follows her as she translates her research into a haunting, beautiful piece of work. The Secret Life of the Zoo Channel 4, 8.00pm The fallout from orangutan Emma’s pregnancy continues this week as the new mother pushes away the older child to raise the baby, leaving the zoo staff increasingly worried as to how the abandoned youth will cope. Mystery of the Lost Paintings Sky Arts, 8.00pm This episode examines the 1958 fire at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, which destroyed two of Monet’s famous Water Lily paintings, before attempting to digitally reconstruct one of the damaged works. Love in the Countryside BBC Two, 9.00pm Everything moves up a gear as lovelorn dairy farmers Pete and Ed invite their three prospective partners over for a weekend. Cue early issues as fiftysomethings Helen and Caroline struggle in the face of thirtysomething Frannie’s more obvious assets. One Born Every Minute Channel 4, 9.00pm It’s an emotional finale at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital as we meet Lauren and Rachel, who are preparing for a second child, and Urwah and Nadhia, who are about to meet their fifth. Meanwhile, Laura and Paul, friends turned lovers, have nine kids between them and another on the way. Harry & Meghan: A Love Story Sky One, 9.00pm Bafta-winning film-maker Toby Sculthorp turns his eye to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, talking to close friends and former head of the British Army, Richard Dannatt. SH Tortured By Mum and Dad: The Turpin 13 Channel 5, 10.00pm When 13 children were discovered shackled and starved by their parents, David and Louise Turpin earlier this year, it made global headlines. This documentary returns to the case, asking how the pair managed to hide their terrible secret for so long. A Walk in the Woods (2015) ★★☆☆☆ Film4, 9.00pm Robert Redford turns Bill Bryson’s elegant travelogue about his middle-aged attempt on the Appalachian Trail – a 2,000-mile trek through the eastern United States – into a sloppy sitcom. The great American outdoors, however, are shot in picturesque fashion. Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson star as Bryson’s travelling partners, who at least reveal that the human condition is no walk in the park. Scream (1996) ★★★★☆ Sky One, 10.00pm Wes Craven rebooted the teenage-horror genre with Scream. It’s gory, but clever and funny, too, particularly in its own self-awareness: the characters talk constantly about being in a slasher movie. And Craven wrong-foots us with a terrific opening sequence that gleefully breaks the rules of film-making. Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell star. The sequel Scream 2 is on Friday at 11.00pm. I Love You, Man (2009) ★★★★☆ 5STAR, 11.00pm Paul Rudd, realising he has no best man for his wedding, sets out to find himself a buddy in this contrived bromance from Meet the Parents/Fockers creator John Hamburg. Beer-swilling Jason Segal seems to fit the bill, but of course things go wrong. The results aren’t hilarious, but both leading actors have their amusing moments, particularly Rudd with his James Bond impressions and bad air guitar. Thursday 10 May Michael C Hall (centre) in Safe Credit: Netflix Safe Netflix, from today For the man who played serial-killing forensics expert Dexter and funeral director David in Six Feet Under, it’s fitting that we first encounter Michael C Hall’s latest deeply flawed antihero, Tom Delaney, by his wife’s grave in this opening set-piece of his new drama. This UK-set eight-parter then skips forward six years, with Tom (Hall’s English accent is pretty passable) managing two teenage daughters, his work as a paediatric surgeon and life in a “safe” gated community. What becomes rapidly clear is that his neighbours are also nursing guilty secrets and haunted by past failures: from best mate Marc Warren and Amanda Abbingdon’s dogged detective to Nigel Lindsay’s jovial life-and-soul type. Then Tom’s oldest daughter goes missing during a house party, and skeletons tumble out of closets in an enjoyably twist-riddled affair. The first collaboration between Safe’s co-creators, bestselling novelist Harlan Coben and screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst (Accused; Ordinary Lies; Come Home), marries the former’s love of a cliffhanger and skill with fast-paced narrative with the latter’s facility for character and emotional insight. Gabriel Tate PGA Tour Golf: The Players Championship Sky Sports the Players, 12.30pm It’s day one of the tournament widely regarded as the unofficial fifth Major, held at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. Last year, Kim Si-Woo, at 21, became the youngest champion in Players history and it was much deserved: his was a nerveless display that belied his young age. Danceworks: Prejudice and Passion BBC Four, 7.30pm Choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra invites the cameras into his latest production for children at the Birmingham Rep, a work challenging assumptions of gender and identity with its story of two male penguins raising a chick together. Premier League Football: West Ham United v Manchester United Sky Sports Main Event, 7.30pm Looking to secure their safety, relegation-threatened West Ham United welcome Manchester United to the Olympic Stadium. The Hammers will need to banish the memories of their last match against Man United, when Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and a brace from Romelu Lukaku gave Jose Mourinho’s side a 4-0 win. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 BBC Four, 8.00pm Rylan Clark-Neal and Scott Mills are joined by British Eurovision hopeful SuRie to introduce coverage of the second semi-final from Lisbon, with 10 of the 18 featured acts making it to Saturday’s final. Food Unwrapped: China Special Channel 4, 8.00pm Jimmy Doherty and his team explore artisanal and commercial methods of production for garlic, noodles, soy sauce and fortune cookies. Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan BBC Two, 9.00pm This alarming and frequently harrowing documentary makes direct connections between Borneo’s plummeting orangutan population, the boom in illegal animal trading and rocketing global demand for palm oil, but there are glimmers of hope, due to the ceaseless diligence of local activists. Urban Myths: David Bowie and Marc Bolan Sky Arts, 9.00pm Luke Treadaway and Jack Whitehall star as the teenage David Bowie and Marc Bolan in this by turns silly and oddly poignant comedy of two icons bonding, bickering and dreaming of stardom while earning a crust decorating their manager’s office. GT Riot Girls Channel 4, 10.00pm A gleefully ribald new prank show from the supremely talented and smart quartet of Grace Campbell, Jen Wakefield, Cam Spence and Sophie Duker, using stunts to highlight the casual sexism and gender inequality in society from manspreading on the tube to contraception. It’s as crude as it is funny and effective. Great Art ITV, 10.45pm; not STV Tim Marlow’s admirably unadorned visual arts series returns to profile a man not unscrutinised over the years, but if this pen portrait fails to add much new to the David Hockney story, it’s an efficient and entertaining primer, focusing on his Royal Academy landscape and portraiture exhibitions of 2012 and 2016. GT The Bourne Supremacy (2004) ★★★★☆ ITV4, 9.00pm Continuing the story of Jason Bourne, this sequel sees the former assassin (Matt Damon) living in Goa with his girlfriend Marie (Franka Potente) when a Russian assassin arrives to plunge him back into the deep end of a CIA conspiracy. While this is not quite on a par with the first film, Paul Greengrass’s direction is typically exhilarating, and Joan Allen and Brian Cox lend excellent support. Cocktail (1988) ★★★☆☆ Sony Movie Channel, 11.10pm Tom Cruise plays a tequila-tossing barman in this romantic drama which cashed in on his heart-throb image. After leaving the army, Brian (Cruise) gets a job working in a Manhattan bar. His Martini mentor is Doug (Bryan Brown), who soon teaches him the tricks of the trade, but when the pair fall out over a girl, Brian heads for the Caribbean. It’s a bland concoction but strangely agreeable. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) ★★★★☆ Film4, 11.15pm This startling debut by Marielle Heller shows the funny side of a teenager’s explorations into her sexuality as a 15-year-old wannabe cartoonist Minnie (Bel Powley) seduces her mother’s 35-year-old boyfriend Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård). Heller’s nimble direction and clever script ensure that the film never paints either Minnie or Monroe entirely as victim or predator. Friday 11 May Thure Lindhardt and Sofia Helin in The Bridge Credit: BBC The Bridge BBC Two, 9.00pm With the exception perhaps of Wallander, of all the Scandi-noir characters that we’ve seen in recent years it is The Bridge’s Saga Norén (Sofia Helin), a committed Malmö detective with a level of social dysfunction that implies autism, who has burrowed deepest into the hearts of UK viewers. She struggles to cope emotionally with the world around her, but that only makes us like her all the more. When last we saw Saga, at the close of series three two years ago, she had solved another major murder case but stood accused herself of killing her abusive mother. At least she had the consolation of meeting a soulmate of sorts in Henrik Sabroe (Thure Lindhardt), a police colleague from across the Øresund bridge linking Sweden and Denmark, and a man deeply damaged by the murder of his wife and the disappearance of his two young daughters. At the start of this instantly gripping fourth and final series, things are not looking good for Saga as she wakes up in a cold, grey, unfamiliar environment. Meanwhile, Henrik is called to the scene of a particularly grizzly murder in Copenhagen that has a link to the controversial deportation of an Iranian illegal immigrant. Gerard O’Donovan Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist Netflix, from today A bank raid gone wrong, a horrific bomb-collar murder, a cat and mouse hunt by the FBI to track down a former beauty queen turned self-styled criminal. This anticipated documentary picks apart the bizarre story of the so-called “pizza bomber heist” that gripped the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, in 2003. Fifteen years later, the discovery of new evidence suggests that the story could be even more strange. The One Show: NHS Patients Awards Special BBC One, 7.00pm A special edition marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS and celebrating the work of doctors, nurses and medical staff who deliver outstanding care – as nominated by viewers and the Patients Association. Matt Baker and Alex Jones present. BBC Young Musician 2018 BBC Four, 7.30pm Violinist Nicola Benedetti and trumpeter Alison Balsom join presenter Josie D’Arby for the competition’s semi-final, in which five individual category winners – including percussionist Matthew Brett, cellist Maxim Calver and saxophonist Robert Burton – compete for a place in the final. The judges include conductor Jessica Cottis and composer Kerry Andrew. GO Unreported World Channel 4, 7.30pm Krishnan Guru-Murthy reports from the popular tourist resorts of the Dominican Republic, where a UN investigation has uncovered shocking crimes against young people at the hands of sex tourists. Britain’s Great Cathedrals with Tony Robinson Channel 5, 8.00pm In the final programme of his excellent series, Tony Robinson recounts the tangled – and entertaining – history of Winchester Cathedral, whose bishops were once among the richest, most influential and worst behaved in Britain – and where one of England’s greatest novelists, Jane Austen, is buried. Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain Channel 5, 9.00pm Bringing his foray to a close, former defence secretary Michael Portillo visits the village of Imber on the Salisbury Plain, which was taken over by the Army in 1943 for use as a wartime training ground and, despite promises to the contrary, still remains in the hands of the military. GO Test Cricket: Ireland v Pakistan Sky Sports Main Event, 11.50pm A historic occasion, this, as Ireland play their first-ever Test match, with Pakistan as the opposition at Malahide Cricket Club. Over the next few years, Ireland will have 60-65 home internationals, including 15 Test matches. Uncapped batsman Imam-ul-Haq, the nephew of former skipper Inzamam, has been named in Pakistan’s squad. Northern Soul (2014) ★★★☆☆ Film4, 11.15pm The nostalgia is potent in this chronicle of the popular northern soul dance halls in the Seventies. The soundtrack is as evocative and wonderful as you might expect, and the drama offers a charming slice of social and cultural Lancashire history. It’s just a shame that the storyline has to follow the same innocent young man led astray/conflict-resolution story arc of nearly every coming-of-age film out there. Buried (2010) ★★★☆☆ BBC One, 11.55pm; N Ireland, 12.25am Ryan Reynolds plays an American truck driver ambushed in Iraq and buried by insurgents in a coffin, with only a phone and a Zippo lighter at his disposal. One might assume the dramatic opportunities for a man in this predicament are finite, but Chris Sparling’s inventive screenplay and Rodrigo Cortés’ direction open up the story beyond the confines of the space in which Reynolds is trapped. The Crying Game (1992) ★★★☆ Channel 4, 12.05am Neil Jordan’s tremendous psychological thriller, set against the backdrop of the Irish Troubles, still contains one of the great cinematic twists. Stephen Rea stars as Provisional IRA volunteer Fergus, who helps to kidnap a British soldier (US actor Forest Whitaker) in order to secure the release of jailed IRA members. However, things go wrong when Fergus begins to form a bond with his prisoner. Television previewers Toby Dantzic, Sarah Hughes, Gerard O'Donovan, Vicki Power and Gabriel Tate