TV tonight: Prue Leith joins Grayson Perry’s platinum jubilee art club

Artist Perry uses the monarch as inspiration. Plus: a beautiful film explores a hermit reconsidering his lifestyle. Here’s what to watch this evening

Grayson’s Art Club: Queen’s Jubilee Special

10pm, Channel 4

“She must be the most painted person in the country, if not the world,” says Grayson Perry about the Queen as he opens this special art club – but that doesn’t stop him from creating yet more works inspired by the monarch to celebrate her platinum jubilee. After painting a jubilee plate, he speaks to club members about their submissions. Then, another queen arrives – Prue Leith, who attempts to make a chandelier while reminiscing about using the toilet in Buckingham Palace. Hollie Richardson

Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star

8pm, BBC Three

After the recent news that Ncuti Gatwa will be the next Time Lord, Doctor Who’s makeup artist Danny Marie Elias is a guest judge on tonight’s episode, themed on prosthetic makeup. Alien creatures that have graced the sci-fi series are central to the first task, then the makeup artists create looks based on a science experiment gone wrong. Precious Adesina

The Great British Sewing Bee

9pm, BBC One

It’s the halfway point in the competition, and we’ve reached children’s week. The eight remaining contestants must make a playground-resistant sailor suit, an outfit created using old school clothes and a Halloween costume. HR

George Clarke’s Flipping Fast

9pm, Channel 4

Six teams are given £100,000 each to buy properties, renovate them and earn as much money as possible – all in just a year. Whoever manages to make the greatest profit keeps the cash. Everyone has their gameplan, but who will pull it off? HR

The Hermit of Treig

9pm, BBC Four

Ken Smith in The Hermit of Treig.
Charming … Ken Smith in The Hermit of Treig. Photograph: Emily Macinnes

Ken Smith is 75. He has been living alone in the Scottish Highlands for almost 40 years. Lizzie MacKenzie’s beautiful film finds him contemplating the end of his lifestyle and life itself as intimations of mortality become more frequent. Against the odds, it’s never maudlin – Smith is charming and still awed by the dazzling nature around him. Phil Harrison

Inside No 9

10pm, BBC Two

Jessica Hynes and Noah Valentine guest star in another exquisite slice of genius from creators Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. As always, the less you know beforehand the better, but in a nutshell: Helen and her teenage son Zach are at loggerheads, until a mysterious and apparently sympathetic stranger called Bob shows up at their door. Ali Catterall

Live sport

Live Vitality T20 Blast cricket: Kent Spitfires v Somerset, 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. From The Spitfire Ground in Canterbury.


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