TV tonight: a comedy road trip with Russell Howard | TV & radio


Russell Howard stands up to the world

9 p.m., Sky One

While most British comics have spent the past year appearing on an endless supply of podcasts and curling up to piece together snatches of new material for their postponed gigs, Russell Howard has been one of the lucky few to have toured, New Zealand and Australia. over two months. He takes us on the road with him in this series, opening in New Zealand, where he visits the farm of Jurassic Park actor Sam Neill and tries to dive into the sea using the “manu bomb” maneuver. Ammar Kalia

Between the covers

7:30 p.m., BBC Two

Sara Cox’s celebrity reading group continues with visits from Don Warrington, Zoe Lyons, Hugh Dennis and Giovanna Fletcher. They share their thoughts on Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré and Another Life by Jodie Chapman, then choose their own all-time favorite reads. AK

Your perfect home

8 p.m., BBC Two

Another virtual home makeover, as architects Will Foster and Lynsey Elliott present their rival visions for Lisa and Judy’s home in Hampshire. The couple are fed up with their cramped kitchen and dark dining room, and have no room for their ancient treasures. Which design solution will appeal the most? Hannah j davies

The pact

9 p.m., BBC One

The brewery conspirators each take turns in the police interrogation room, confronting DS Holland (Rakie Ayola), but it’s Anna’s husband, Max, who asks the trickier questions. Can any of them explain the CCTV footage of Nancy’s van driving through the woods on the night of Jack’s murder? Ellen e jones

Easttown mare

9 p.m., Sky Atlantic

On the case … Mare (Kate Winslet) in the finale of Mare of Easttown. Photography: HBO

The curvy thriller starring Kate Winslet comes to an end after Billy and Erin’s relationship was revealed, which appeared to end the affair of her murder last week. But what was in that photo shown to Chief Carter – and how does Dylan’s lack of an alibi on the night of the murder fit into the narrative? AK

Great British Photography Challenge

9 p.m., BBC Four

It may lack a bit of the daring of other shows with “Great British” in the title, but the six GBPC contenders don’t care – they get a mentorship with elite photographer Rankin. Tonight’s chores include gym photos and flying photos on the wall in a bustling market. Graeme Vertu

Choice of films

An Away scene
Labor of love … a scene from Away by Gints Zilbalodis. Photograph: public relations document of the film undefined

Outside (Gints Zilbalodis, 2019), 11:55 / 4:50 a.m., Sky Cinema premiere
Lonely labor of love from Latvian filmmaker Gints Zilbalodis, this wordless fantasy animation follows a boy traversing a series of dreamlike landscapes on a motorbike, chased by a giant, relentless creature. Drawn in simple yet confident lines, it is a beautiful, alluring fairy tale. Simon wardell

Live sport

Australian football: Western United v Macarthur FC 10am, BT Sport 1. High level clash from AAMI Park.

Cycling: Critérium du Dauphiné 1:20 pm, Eurosport 2. Second stage, from Brioude to Saugues.

European Under-21 Championship: Portugal-Italy 8 p.m. Sky Sports Main Event. Slovenia quarter-final.


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