TV tonight: return of the finals live from Eurovision

TV tonight: return of the finals live from Eurovision

Eurovision Song Contest 2021

20h, BBC One

Graham Norton takes his rightful place in the commentator’s booth – glass of wine in hand – to guide us through this year’s highly anticipated Eurovision Song Contest, live from The Ahoy in Rotterdam. UK entry James Newman hopes to avoid the dreaded draws with his song Embers, while special performances come from DJ Afrojack and reigning Eurovision 2019 winner Duncan Laurence. Amanda Holden presents the UK votes from London. Ammar Kalia

The great garden revolution

19h, canal 4

Series finale, and as crocuses spring from the earth with gratitude, our green-fingered gurus explore the world of the vegetable garden – that ready-made herb holder in our own backyards. While Poppy demonstrates how to grow her own fruits and vegetables, Joel plants a bee route. Ali Catterall

Blinded: those who kill

21h, BBC Four

Another cold Danish serial killer double-bill where viewers know the thriller (and continues to). On the bucolic island of Funen, criminal profiler Louise (Natalie Madueño) is just a phone call away. But things are also tough for his career, which struggles to cope with a rebellious teenager. Virtue Graeme

Live renewal

21h, Sky Arts

The first in a three-part series chronicling the precarious return of live music to the UK after a year of stalemate that saw the industry fall to its knees. Paul Weller and David Gray present, featuring small music halls where they performed training shows with new performances. AND

Arena: African Apocalypse

21h30, BBC Two

Arena: African Apocalypse. Photographie: BBC / Inside Out Films / LemKino Pix

Anglo-Nigerian poet and activist Femi Nylander presents this confrontational film, traveling to West Africa to trace the legacy of the colonial atrocities that took place there. Nylander follows the story of French army officer Paul Voulet and his 1899 massacre in Niger. AND

The Jonathan Ross Show

21 h 35, ITV

Despite the socially remote chairs, the Cat King has an entertaining series and this week he’s welcoming David Walliams for some innuendo-fueled fun. The hilarious Aisling Bea, who made John Malkovich cry with laughter on a previous visit, also brings him anecdotes, along with Noel Gallagher. Hannah Verdier

Choice of film

Roads not taken. Photography: PR

The Roads Not Taken, 8 p.m. Sky Cinema Premiere

Sally Potter leads this poignant study of the character of a writer (Javier Bardem) recovering from a stroke and trying to figure out what could have been his life in a single day in New York City. Elle Fanning plays the girl who realizes things are about to get worse for him. Damon Wise

Live Sport

Swimming: European Championships 1:15 p.m., BBC One. Live from the Danube Arena in Budapest.

Football Championship: Sunderland v Lincoln City at 3:30 p.m. Sky Sports Main Event. Followed by Swansea City v Barnsley at 5.15pm.

Rugby Union: La Rochelle v Toulouse 4.15pm, Channel 4. Champions Cup final.


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