TV tonight: Kate Garraway on her husband’s Covid ordeal

The broadcaster talks movingly about Derek’s year in a coma. Plus: more stars enter the Bake Off charity tent. Here’s what to watch this evening

Kate Garraway: Finding Derek

9pm, ITV

The broadcaster Kate Garraway has had a particularly tough 12 months. After her husband, Derek, contracted Covid in March 2020, he became seriously ill: he was hospitalised and then put in a coma. He remains in a coma and is thought to be the longest-surviving Covid inpatient. In this frank and moving documentary, Garraway discusses the trauma of the past year and meets survivors of the virus to hear about the long-lasting effects it has had on their lives. Ammar Kalia

Interior Design Masters With Alan Carr

8pm, BBC Two

They have battled their way through seven design challenges. Now the finalists have one challenge left to win that design contract with a boutique hotel in the Lake District. To wit: redesigning a two-bedroom Cornish holiday villa in three days on a budget of £6,000. Ali Catterall

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer

8pm, Channel 4

Dizzee Rascal on Bake Off
Dizzee Rascal in the tent. Photograph: Channel 4/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon/PA

More celebrities enter the tent for this week’s round of baking. The grime star Dizzee Rascal, the radio host Nick Grimshaw, the psychotherapist Philippa Perry and the actor Reece Shearsmith are tasked with making a “vegetable slice” seem appealing, before creating a biscuit selfie. AK

The Architecture the Railways Built

8pm, Yesterday

The final episode of this insightful series finds the host and historian Tim Dunn at the longest brick viaduct in the UK – the Welland viaduct, which connects Rutland and Northamptonshire. He then visits an ambitious project in Sweden to link the city of Malmö to the sweeping Öresund bridge. AK

The Detectives

9pm, BBC Two

“We’re looking for an iron and a blowtorch.” This series following police operations in Manchester is not for the faint-hearted, but it is quite an insight into the brutal world of organised crime. Tonight, the cops pursue a gang who have been using spectacular levels of violence to extort money. Phil Harrison

Strangers Making Babies

9.15pm, Channel 4

A four-part documentary on “co-parenting”: singletons meeting via an agency, having children and raising them jointly, without becoming romantic partners. Tonight, we eavesdrop on the first meetings between potential matches. Like dating, but with even more passive-aggressive judging. Jack Seale

Film choice

Gabourey Sidibe in Precious
Gabourey Sidibe in Precious. Photograph: Allstar/Lionsgate

Precious (Lee Daniels, 2009), 1.10am, Sony Movies
Daniels’ heartfelt adaptation of the novel Push by Sapphire is a gruelling but uplifting experience. It is set in 80s Harlem, where 16-year-old Precious (the astonishing Gabourey Sidibe), serially raped by her father and abused by her mother (Oscar-winning Mo’Nique), learns self-worth from her teachers. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Cricket: India v England 7.30am, Sky Sports Main Event. Coverage of the first one-day international in a three-match series.

Golf: The Kenya Savannah Classic 10am, Sky Sports Golf. Day-one coverage from Karen Country Club in Nairobi.

Basketball: New Orleans Pelicans v Los Angeles Lakers 11.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. A Western Conference match at Smoothie King Center.


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