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Paul Simon: Under African Skies

8 p.m., Sky Arts

In 2011, Paul Simon celebrated the 25th anniversary of his Grammy-winning album Graceland with a concert in South Africa, joined by musical talents such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mike Makhalemele, Ray Phiri, Youssou N’Dour and Bakithi Kumalo. This film shows that event, as well as an exploration of the significance of the album and the backlash it received for allegedly breaking a UN cultural boycott. Hollie Richardson

Alan Carr’s Epic Game Show

7 p.m., TVI

It’s another round of Play Your Cards Right tonight. For those unfamiliar with the Bruce Forsyth classic: four couples try to guess the next card in the deck by shouting “Up! or lower!”. There are also questions to answer, including one about a five-star luxury nudist resort. HOUR

Rome’s Lost Treasures

7 p.m., Channel 4

As this fascinating series continues to follow the incredible Roman excavations, the Golden House – a vast palace built in the first century AD – is the next buried treasure to be unearthed. As archaeologists begin to dig, questions arise: why was he buried? And what can his bad luck tell us about the famous Emperor Nero? HOUR

A royal guide to properties

8 p.m., Channel 4

With so many palaces, mansions and country houses, it’s easy to imagine the Queen and her clan livening up the holiday season by playing custom Monopoly with real estate. As this cozy documentary strand continues, royal watchers reveal what’s going on behind the lavish curtains of stilts such as St James’s Palace and Holyroodhouse. Graeme Virtue

Duran Duran: Radio 2 in concert

9 p.m., BBC 2

The Wild Boys of ultra-glamorous 80s pop became respectable statesmen of British music. On their latest album, Future Past, they collaborated with Graham Coxon and Lykke Li. This 2021 show at BBC Radio Theater sees new cuts airing alongside classics such as Notorious and Hungry Like the Wolf. Phil Harrison

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down

10:30 p.m., BBC 3

In the premiere of this week’s Drag Races Abroad, the Queens of Oz are split into two groups – and each must bring the drama with a performance of prison comedy-drama Caged Queens. HOUR

Choice of movies

Luck, Apple TV+

Bob (voiced by Simon Pegg) and Sam Greenfield (voiced by Eva Noblezada) in Luck on Apple TV+. Photo: Apple TV+

This enchanting family animation from Peggy Holmes follows 18-year-old orphan Sam (voiced by Eva Noblezada), who has a sunny disposition but is comical, almost supernaturally accident-prone. Then she meets Bob, a talking black cat (Simon Pegg), and is transported to his magical land where good and bad luck are created – but humans are not allowed. The plot really kicks off when Sam loses Bob’s lucky penny and has to pretend to be a giant leprechaun to find it, in a world of unicorns and German bunnies in hazmat suits. There are echoes of Pixar’s Inside Out here as the film makes child-friendly remarks about fortune, family and friendship under the guise of a colorful adventure. Simon Wardel

Barbarella, 7:30 a.m., Sky Cinema Cult Classics

This fantasy – derived from a French erotic sci-fi comic that was a product of 1960s sexual liberation – became a solid cult hit. However, its gender-obsessed story of space agent Barbarella (a Jane Fonda play) searching for a missing scientist named Durand-Durand is so absurd that its creator, Roger Vadim (Fonda’s then-husband), has surely destined to the classic stationary camp status. Featuring killer dolls, a blind angel and the orgasm-inducing Excessive Machine, each scene revels in glorious psychedelic excess. SW

blue steel, 11:05 p.m., Movie4

Jamie Lee Curtis in Blue Steel.
Jamie Lee Curtis in Blue Steel. Photo: Vestron Pictures/Allstar

Kathryn Bigelow has always had an interest in exploring traditionally male domains. In this twisted 1990 thriller, she focuses on two: the police and Wall Street. This time the cop is a woman – Jamie Lee Curtis’ rookie Megan – who shoots an armed robber on her first day in uniform and is suspended when her gun is nowhere to be found. But that’s because a witness, self-confident financial trader Eugene (Ron Silver), took it. Unaware of who he is, Megan begins dating him and a power play with a fetish core develops between them as his latent psychopathic side surfaces. SW

Live sports

Premier League Football: Fulham v Liverpool, 11.30am, BT Sport 1 From Craven Cottage. Watch Everton v Chelsea on Sky Sports Main Event at 5 p.m.

Championship Football: Norwich v Wigan, Noon, Sky Sports Main Event League action from Carrow Road.


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