Ryan Murphy Pose’s prom drama returns for third and final season
Pick of the day: Motorhome with Merton & Webster
8 p.m., channel 5
We all buy RVs, apparently, and comedian Paul Merton and his wife Suki Webster have joined the (trailer) club. They are blessed here with a 24-foot full-berth luxury beast (“During the 1980s I lived in a much smaller studio than this,” Merton claims) for their getaway around the Garden of England and the Kent coast, including Whitstable (recently voted UK’s Best Coastal Town), Margate and Dover. Webster is the first to drive, with the “encouragement” of a slightly anxious Merton whose navigation skills are shady but he fixes the rearview mirror. It’s like watching someone else’s vacation video, but it’s fun.
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“I believe Jamie is on the right path to becoming a better man…” says sympathetic football coach Jason Sudeikis of his hated striker Jamie Tartt, who apologizes to his fellow players in this sweet comedy about the beautiful game. This pleasant quirk has managed to win 30 Emmy nominations.
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“I’m having anxiety, panic or something… it’s all a complete disaster,” moans Josh Corman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s high school teacher, who secretly suspects he sucks as a no one. So we are in middle aged crisis territory and luckily Gordon-Levitt is very accessible as an educator who is an artist at heart.
Olympic Games 2020
9 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., BBC One and 9:05 p.m., BBC Two
With just three days to go we have the men’s 50k walk, the women’s football gold medal match, the men’s 10m platform preliminaries, with Tom Daley, the medal competition. women’s hockey gold and the women’s 400m and 1,500m finals.
Fishing in the lochs and rivers of Scotland
7 p.m., channel 5
“I’m a little nervous because I’m the new boy,” says Shane Lynch of Boyzone who succeeds Sir Ian “Beefy” Botham. Her way of presenting herself is by masquerading as a store mannequin in a tackle shop, which is a little scary. Either way, the quartet – Les Dennis, Fern Britton, Linford Christie and Rosemary Shrager – traded a lord for a pop star, but it remains to be seen if they’ll have a better chance of catching fish; which they haven’t done yet. They all bond by singing “She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain”. Gorgeous scenery, however.
September 11 and the American dream
7:10 p.m., PBS America
This documentary tells how the terrorist attack of 20 years ago turned the American dream into a nightmare. This powerful narrative features culturally diverse stories from around the world and pays tribute to those who lost their lives.
9:30 p.m., BBC One
This week, Tom Davis’ incorrigible Gary tries to teach his teenage son how to play golf and it turns out he’s good at it. But her boy is also entered in the school’s spelling contest, so report an excruciating clash between Gary and the principal. It’s by far the best sitcom on terrestrial television right now – with one notable turn by Laura Checkley as Terri – and at no point does she patronize her very recognizable (but obviously over-the-top) characters. Brilliant.
Coup du jour: queens of pop: Viva La Diva
9:30 p.m., BBC Two
“I claim the diva – both the word and the women who embody it,” says Ana Matronic, presenting from a golden throne at the start of this clip show exploring the key elements that have shaped the identities of Beyoncé, Cher, Grace Jones, Madonna and Mariah Carey. The Scissor Sisters singer deciphers their triumphs and tragedies to better understand what makes them so special, before describing what a diva might look like in the future.
Olympic Games 2020 Live
1:05 p.m., BBC One
Athletics are at the center of the penultimate day of the Tokyo Games, with the final being, as always, ensured by the finals of the women’s and men’s 4x400m relay. The women of Great Britain have a huge task on their hands to prevent the United States from winning a seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal, while the men of the GB team will be aiming for a first medal since 2008. The high jump women, men’s javelin and 1,500m are also underway. and men’s football.
FA Community Shield Live
4:30 p.m., ITV
And when it comes to football, but much closer to home, the traditional national season curtain-raiser (or glorified friendly, as some may call it) pits FA Cup winners Leicester City against defending champions. Premier League team run away Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.
BBC Proms 2021
6.30 p.m., BBC Two
It’s the tunes of the Prom show as Katie Derham (joined for a chinwag by Bonnie Langford and songwriter Neil Brand) performs songs from the heyday of Broadway. Broadway and West End stars Jamie Parker, Louise Dearman, Katie Hall and Nadim Naaman perform titles like “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “My Funny Valentine” and “Some Enchanted Evening”.
Living in the Wild: How to Change Your Life
8:30 p.m., Canal 4
The pandemic has caused many people to reassess their lives. In this timely new series, Sophie Morgan meets people who are building new lives around the things they love. First of all, a couple who left their work in a company to devote themselves to paragliding and a traveling pianist.
9:30 p.m., BBC One
“Let’s get this straight… the groom hasn’t come and no one has heard from the bride,” paramedic Jan sums up as guests gather at the wedding marquee and ex-boyfriend Matthew tries to persuade Fenisha not to marry Ethan. Yes, it’s another soap-and-hell wedding, with two main characters seemingly heading for the exit.
The Missing Hijacker: The DB Cooper Mystery – Storyville
10:40 p.m., BBC Four
On the eve of Thanksgiving 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 as it left Portland, Oregon, before collecting his ransom and parachuting from the plane. It sounds like a fancy stunt for an action movie, but this heist actually happened and remains unsolved. John Dower’s documentary takes a look at four of the main suspects, including one of the first Americans to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
Pick of the day: Pose
10 p.m., BBC Two
The third and final season of the drama produced by Ryan Murphy, set in the midst of New York’s underground LGBTQ + ballroom scene, opens in 1994, with AIDS continuing to ravage the community. Steel Blanca works nights at an AIDS hospital while preparing the House of Evangelista to surpass the House of Khan, whose leader Lamar intends to monetize the now dominant scene.
Olympic Games 2020: Closing Ceremony
11:55 am, BBC One
Well, it wasn’t too bad after all – despite the lack of crowds and the sometimes spotty coverage. And after the discreet opening ceremony, comes the “spectacular” departure and handover in Paris, before the French capital will host the Games in 2024. Hopefully the world will have finally mastered a certain virus by then.
6.30 p.m., BBC One
A rewilding site near Loch Ness? No mythical sea monsters are reintroduced to the 100-acre site, alas, as Joe Crowley and Charlotte Smith instead meet the scientists who follow the changes in the landscape and life there, using the latest technology to create an image of what the site will look like. like in 100 years.
9 p.m., BBC One
Harry and Jack Williams’ dark and signature crime drama continues with its puzzle-like plot as we continue to uncover who kidnapped Ambassador Emma’s family from this Hungarian mountain hotel. After the events of Jósefváros, Emma’s hopes are dashed, as today Kamilla and her husband lead Julien and Emma (the well-matched Tcheky Karyo and Fiona Shaw) to a dramatic discovery. I am forbidden to say more.
9 p.m., ITV
The students of our tenured criminologist are unhappy, understandably, because while he is away to help the police, the professor makes them look at a fish bowl for 45 minutes. “It’s good for their sense of observation,” he reassures the director of the faculty before leaving to elucidate the kidnapping of a six-year-old girl. Ben Miller’s Professor T is, of course, a bit of a cold fish himself – except for his mother, an invitation to her dog painting exhibit causing him to bark madly.
The Handmaid’s Tale
9 p.m., Canal 4
In another episode directed by Elisabeth Moss, June ultimately confronts Fred and Serena in court and files her allegations about her mistreatment in Gilead. The Waterford lawyer deploys the classic victim blame defense – that June knew what she was getting herself into when she joined the squad of concubines, although there was no realistic alternative.
A change of sex
9:10 p.m., BBC Four
Another chance to see this BBC documentary series – first commissioned in 1979 and filmed over the next 15 years – telling the story of trans woman Julia Grant’s journey. We are following his task of obtaining an operation and convincing his friends and colleagues to stand together.
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