TV tonight: Nicola Walker solves a murder in this top detective drama

Evidence points to a jilted lover in Annika. Plus: a moving documentary about ‘queen of disco’ Donna Summer. Here’s what to watch this evening


9.10pm, BBC One

The hit Nicola Walker-led detective drama continues, with Annika telling the Nordic myth of the Valkyries as she climbs on board a boat of the same name for her next murky case. A body has been found on it in the Clyde, leading Annika and her team to the Isle of Bute, where they discover evidence that points to a jilted lover. Hollie Richardson


9.30pm, BBC Four

Another charming double bill of this Norwegian comedy-drama about a family navigating life after a cancer diagnosis. Ester remains upbeat as she prepares for chemotherapy, while husband Arild is the one secretly crying in the shower. But he still just about manages to find the funny side in the hospital car park: “They charge money to park here? That’s kicking people who are down.” HR

Pointless Celebrities

7.30pm, BBC One

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman welcome more famous faces to the quiz where easy answers get short shrift. Comics John Thomson and Cariad Lloyd guarantee some decent banter but will veteran QI researcher Andrew Hunter Murray – a man well-versed in the esoteric – get a chance to shine? Graeme Virtue

The 1% Club

9.05pm, ITV1

“Do you want to sort this out in the car park?” Host Lee Mack offers to settle one quizzer’s dispute the old-fashioned way, rolling up his sleeves amid claims of a misleading question. Carpet-fitter Edward pledges to sink any winnings into bionic knees. That’s if questions on sequential arithmetic don’t stop him. Danielle De Wolfe

Later … With Jools Holland

10.10pm, BBC Two

Jessie Ware fills Alexandra Palace with the disco-infused sounds of her new album That! Feels Good! this week. Also performing as part of Holland’s weekly live sessions: Dave Okumu & the 7 Generations, Olivia Dean, the Waeve and Sleaford Mods. HR

The 1975 x Radio 1’s Big Weekend

10.20pm, BBC One

The 1975 headline the second of three star-packed days, with their always controversial frontman Matt Healy currently causing social media to melt down thanks to rumours that he is dating Taylor Swift. The vibe should be less fraught on Sunday when Lewis Capaldi tops the bill. Jack Seale

Film choice

Chicago, 6.45am, 5.35am, Sky Cinema Greats

Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago.
Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago. Photograph: Mark Seliger/Kalis Productions/Allstar

From fishnets to fish, Rob Marshall has done most things in the world of movie musicals. With his latest The Little Mermaid currently targeting the tween market, the grownups may prefer his 2002 version of the Bob Fosse/Kander and Ebb stage satire. Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones – not the obvious casting choices – nail the roles of the two showgirls jailed for murder, with Richard Gere another surprising hit as their venal lawyer. Fosse’s distinctive choreography is given full rein in a flashy, archly funny film. Simon Wardell


You must remember this … But if you’ve never seen one of the big screen’s greatest romances, here’s a chance to rectify that. There’s real pathos in Humphrey Bogart’s portrayal of Rick, an American nightclub owner in 1941 Morocco drawn into Europe’s war by the appearance of lost love Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman). Director Michael Curtiz balances the wartime thrills of Nazis, collaborators and rebels with the aching tenderness of Rick and Ilsa’s connection, in a film packed with quotable dialogue and a top-drawer supporting cast. SW

Love to Love You, Donna Summer, 9pm, Sky Documentaries

Love to Love You, Donna Summer on Sky Documentaries.
Love to Love You, Donna Summer on Sky Documentaries. Photograph: HBO/2023 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Roger Ross Williams and Brooklyn Sudano’s documentary makes a convincing case for the “queen of disco” (and Sudano’s mother) as one of the great performers of the late 20th century. With early groundbreaking singles Love to Love You Baby and I Feel Love, her career saw many highs but the film uses a wealth of home-movie footage to form an intimate picture of a woman who privately faced abusive relationships, depression and attempted suicide. Moving and, despite Sudano’s involvement, far from hagiographic. SW

Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight, 9.30pm, Talking Pictures TV

A superbly comic yet melancholic take on one of Shakespeare’s finest characters, Orson Welles’s 1966 drama slices and dices five of the plays to put Sir John Falstaff (“that huge bombard of sack”) centre stage. Played by Welles, he’s an incorrigible old liar and coward, but for Prince Hal (Keith Baxter) he’s a necessary stepping stone to becoming a good king. A film that’s light on its feet and perpetually in motion while never far from tragedy. SW

Live sport

Cycling: Giro d’Italia, 10.15am, Eurosport 1 An 18.6km individual time-trial from Tarvisio to Monte Lussari.

Women’s Super League Football, 2pm, BBC One A match on the season’s last day.

Premiership Rugby Union: Saracens v Sale Sharks, 2.25pm, ITV1 & BT Sport 1 The final at Twickenham.

Championship Football: Coventry v Luton, 4.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event The play-off final at Wembley.


Hollie Richardson, Danielle De Wolfe, Graeme Virtue, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

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