TV tonight: toxic politics and a race against time in Trapped's finale

The sombre Scandi-noir builds to a bold and gripping climax, while The Voice trundles along to the end of its knockout round. Here’s the best TV to tune in for

Trapped

9pm, BBC Four

As the curtain rises on the finale of Clive Bradley’s attractively sombre Scandi-noir, the killer is getting bolder by the minute and tracking them down becomes not just a matter of public safety but a personal vendetta. Now Andri races to get Thorhildur to safety in the wake of her confession, but is dispatching her to Reykjavík by road the best solution? And, more importantly, does the killer know what vital clues she has given to Ásgeir? Gradually the pieces of the puzzle fall into place, and toxic politics cost more lives. Mike Bradley

The Voice UK

7.30pm, ITV

The singing contest trundles dutifully towards the end of its pre-recorded section, with acts surviving the knockouts tonight and next week going through, at last, to the live shows. A task of such import requires guest mentors: Anne-Marie, James Arthur, Olly Alexander and Nicole Scherzinger step in. Jack Seale

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me

9pm, Sky Arts

A well-illustrated portrait of soul star Teddy Pendergrass, who went from drummer to lead singer with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (as if that wasn’t enough) and on to enjoy a solo career epitomised by the unforgettable Love TKO but interrupted by a life-changing accident in 1982. MB

Africa’s Great Civilisations

9pm, PBS America

Henry Louis Gates Jr explores the history of Africa, from Libya to Meroë, in this new series. Props to anthropologist Dr Jason Lewis, who describes prehistoric life as a “post-apocalyptic zombie show – small bands of people roaming the landscape fighting off predators”. Ali Catterall

Flutes you, sir ... Jonathan Ross, Lizzo and Jack Whitehall.
Flutes you, sir ... Jonathan Ross, Lizzo and Jack Whitehall. Photograph: Brian J Ritchie/Hotsauce/REX/Shutterstock

The Jonathan Ross Show

9.30pm, ITV

Ross enjoys the company of Jack Whitehall, who is about to embark on his biggest ever standup tour; Countdown genius Rachel Riley; and actor Ralph Fiennes, who reprises his role as the spymaster M in the new James Bond film due next April. Plus, US diva Lizzo previews her album Cuz I Love You. MB

The Queen Mum: The Lost Year

9.30pm, Channel 5

This week, the the generic but informative series explores the aftermath of the death of George VI. Dealing with grief and loss of status, the Queen Mother somehow adjusted to life in “small, horrid” new gaff Clarence House and made a different role for herself. Phil Harrison

Film choice

Sicario, 10.25pm, Channel 4

Brutal thriller ... Emily Blunt in Sicario.
Brutal thriller ... Emily Blunt in Sicario. Photograph: Richard Foreman, Jr./AP

The gruesome opening here, in which the FBI uncover a literal house of the dead, points up the brutal nature of Denis Villeneuve’s thriller about the US war on drugs. One of the FBI team, Emma Blunt’s tenacious Kate, is drafted into a murky covert op in Mexico, led by the brash James Brolin. Paul Howlett

Today’s best live sport

Six Nations Rugby Union: Wales v Ireland, 2.30pm, BBC One

England v Scotland follows on ITV.

FA Cup Football: Wolves v Manchester United, 7.30pm, BBC One

Cup action from Molineux.

Motor Racing: The Australian Grand Prix, 5.05am, Sky Sports Main Event

The new season begins.

Contributors

Mike Bradley, Jack Seale, Ali Catterall, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

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