TV tonight: who will steal the show on Strictly’s movie week?

It’s the first themed special of the season on Strictly! Plus: Burna Boy performs for Jools Holland. Here’s everything to watch this evening

Strictly Come Dancing

6.30pm, BBC One

Poor Kaye Adams was the first celebrity to hotfoot it out of the competition after facing Matt Goss in the bottom two. Which of the remaining 14 couples will be an epic flop on movie week? Before they take to the floor, the professionals will perform a dance inspired by Disney’s Encanto. We’ll find out who’s next to leave in tomorrow’s results show, in which there will also be a routine inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. Hollie Richardson

The Masked Dancer

6.30pm, ITV

More anonymised footstepping from our extravagantly attired celebrities, as judges Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall, Oti Mabuse and new addition Peter “dancing to electropop like a robot from 1984” Crouch guess who’s behind the likes of Prawn Cocktail and Odd Socks. The seventh sleb’s mask is violently torn off, and their identity at last revealed, shivering and naked ... Ali Catterall

Blankety Blank

8.40pm, BBC One

Jimmy Carr’s hair transplant is one subject in tonight’s game: “They took hair from his ‘blank’ and put it on his head,” host Bradley Walsh puts to the contestants including Lorraine Kelly and Big Narstie. HR

KaDeWe: Our Time Is Now

9pm, BBC Four

The Berlin-set period drama (in which you need to try to ignore how many modern cars are in shot) concludes with a double bill. Hedi becomes the face of the department store, while Fritzi is in the local asylum being treated for her “degeneracy”. With another war looming, the end looks bleak. HR

Later ... With Jools Holland

9.40pm, BBC Two

Series 61, episode two may not sound like a landmark, but this lands 30 years to the day since Holland first stumbled on to BBC Two. Helping celebrate are Nigerian star Burna Boy, safe-folk unit-shifter Marcus Mumford and indie-poppers the Big Moon. Jack Seale

Joan Armatrading at Asylum Chapel

10.30pm, BBC Two

Two-time Brit award nominee Joan Armatrading was “born to write”, having penned her first song aged 14. Recorded at London’s Asylum Chapel in July 2021, this live performance encapsulates the Kittitian-English singer’s undulating sound. Accompanied by a full live band, it features hits including Better Life and Consequences. Danielle De Wolfe

Film choice

Detroit, 11.55pm, BBC One

John Boyega in Detroit.
John Boyega in Detroit. Photograph: Annapurna Pictures/Mgm/Allstar

After two films focused on the post-9/11 Middle East conflict, Kathryn Bigelow set her next movie closer to home. Detroit is a reenactment of the Algiers Motel incident where, over the course of one summer night in 1967, a riot taskforce killed Black teenage boys. As with much of Bigelow’s work, there’s a breathless reportage to Detroit that sometimes comes at the cost of character. But you cannot possibly claim that she is behind the times. This is an uncomfortable watch, and its subject matter has only gained more urgency since its release. Stuart Heritage

Live sport

Premiership Rugby Union: Bath Rugby v Gloucester, 2.30pm, BT Sport 2 From The Recreation Ground.

Premier League Football: Brighton v Tottenham, 5pm, Sky Sports Main Event At Amex Stadium.


Hollie Richardson, Ali Catterall, Jack Seale, Danielle De Wolfe and Stuart Heritage

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