TV tonight: John Wilson’s hit fly-on-the-wall comedy show is back

The inimitable John Wilson turns his eye on the ins and outs of surviving modern life, plus Strictly goes to the musicals. Here’s what to watch this evening

How to With John Wilson

11.05pm, BBC Two

The comedy documentary-maker returns with his life tutorials told through deadpan narration over covertly filmed footage of New Yorkers. In the first of tonight’s double bill, Wilson shares observations on how to buy property (“It’s manageable for the right person, it’s affordable,” says a plucky estate agent, as the camera zooms in on a bath that’s been fitted in the kitchen). Hollie Richardson

Granite Harbour

7pm, BBC One

This new three-part crime drama follows former soldier Davis Lindo (Romario Simpson) as he arrives in Aberdeen as a new police recruit. Despite dreams of being a detective at New Scotland Yard, he swiftly gets acquainted with the Scottish city after the death of an oil executive. Corporate intrigue ensues in this thrilling opener. Sammy Gecsoyler

Strictly Come Dancing: Musicals Special

8pm, BBC One

Blame the football for Strictly coming a night earlier than usual. You won’t want to miss it – musicals week is one of the best, if not the best – themes. West End stars, including Trevor Dion Nicholas, who played the Genie in Aladdin, also take to the dancefloor. The results show is tomorrow at 5.40pm. HR

Grayson’s Art Club: The Exhibition

8pm, Channel 4

Grayson Perry
Grayson Perry is back with his art club. Photograph: Richard Ansett

Now in its third year (lockdown seems a lifetime ago now ...), Grayson Perry puts on another amateur artist exhibition. This time it’s in Birmingham, where he is joined by Joe Lycett – a comedian who is no stranger to creating controversial art. HR

The Great Game

9pm, Sky Atlantic

The Italian drama exploring the high-stakes, brutal football transfer market continues. As discredited Corso Manni (Francesco Montanari) attempts to rebuild his career, Sasha Kirillov (Vladimir Aleksic) is determined to conquer Italian football and the turf of the football agents’ company ISG. Ali Catterall

The Big Narstie Show

11.05pm, Channel 4

Spice Girl Mel B, rapper and actor Jordan Stephens, SAS: Who Dares Wins star Billy Billingham, comedian Nabil Abdulrashid and influencer Alhan Gençay join Mo Gilligan and Big Narstie for a night of unexpected fun. HR

Film choice

Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell in Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell in Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Photograph: Netflix

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, 2022), Netflix
After the car crash of what it did to Persuasion, you’ll be pleased to know that Netflix’s next stab at adapting an important piece of literature isn’t nearly as bad. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s version has already won rave reviews, and it’s easy to see why: lesser adaptations have boiled the story down to a handful of sex scenes strung together with weak connective tissue. Here, Lady Chatterley (Emma Corrin) and Oliver Mellors (Jack O’Connell) find themselves tied up with so much regret and longing that, when the sex finally happens, it hits all the harder. Stuart Heritage

Live sport

Rugby Union: Bath v Harlequins, 7pm, BT Sport 1 At the Recreation Ground stadium.

Boxing: Kelly v Williamson, 9pm, Channel 5 The British Super Welterweight Championship at the Utilita Arena.


Hollie Richardson, Sammy Gecsoyler, Ali Catterall and Stuart Heritage

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