TV tonight: a special goodbye to Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Before the last episodes of the hit show air, an hour-long homage dissects its brilliance. Plus: Rolling Stone magazine wants a makeup artist. Here’s what to watch this evening

Goodbye Brooklyn Nine-Nine

8pm, E4

The perma-joyful sitcom reaches its end tonight, with the final episodes of its eighth season reaching UK screens at last. But first, there’s this hour-long homage dissecting its brilliance. Interviewees include the stars behind the impressively well-rounded characters (Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz and Terry Crews to name a few), and superfans such as Nish Kumar and Catherine Bohart. As Jake Peralta would say: “noice”. Alexi Duggins

Between the Covers

7.30pm, BBC Two

Emeli Sandé, Pierre Novellie, Kate Bottley and Adrian Scarborough join book club ringmaster Sara Cox to do a deep dive on this week’s picks: Metronome by Tom Watson and The Secret River by Australian author Kate Grenville. Hollie Richardson

Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star

8pm, BBC Three

Rolling Stone magazine wants to book a makeup artist for a 90s rave fashion editorial – and the six remaining contestants need to deliver their boldest looks yet. Then, they must produce a 3D statue that shows the world how they want to be remembered. Who will make an unforgettable “modern masterpiece”? HR

George Clarke’s Flipping Fast

9pm, Channel 4

This queasy frolic around Britain’s ludicrously unmanageable property market continues as Clarke and his sidekicks Scarlette and Stuart Douglas concentrate their efforts on the last two teams to buy properties. Zoe is regretting starting a project on the other side of the country while Amit and Aman are struggling to combine day jobs with property development. Phil Harrison

The Great British Sewing Bee

9pm, BBC One

Man Yee and Sara Pascoe in The Great British Sewing Bee.
Needles at the ready … Man Yee and Sara Pascoe in The Great British Sewing Bee. Photograph: James Stack/BBC/Love Productions

“Twit twoo!” Sara Pascoe quickly gets into the spirit of lingerie and sleepwear week, tasking the sewers with making a lace underwire bra and knickers set. They then need to construct thermal sleep sets out of old garments and a pair of made-to-measure luxury men’s PJs. HR

How to Catch a Cat Killer

9pm, ITV

“Any one of us could have been a cat killer.” So says one of the many extremely paranoid Brighton cat owners who joined forces to help police find the man who killed nine cats and seriously hurt seven others. Here, they recall the investigation and what led to Steve Bouquet’s arrest. HR

Film choice

Zsófia Psotta in White God.
Cautionary fable … Zsófia Psotta in White God. Photograph: Proton Cinema/Sportsphoto/Allstar

White God (Kornél Mundruczó, 2014), 1.55am, Channel 4
There’s more than a hint of Oliver Twist in Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó’s cautionary fable, which boasts some quality canine acting. When Hagen, a cross-breed owned by teenager Lili (Zsófia Psotta), is thrown out by her dad, he falls foul of animal pound workers and a man in the dog-fighting business. As the mood darkens, the antagonistic relationship between father and child softens, but the film is really all about what becomes of Hagen – his features moving from quizzical to fearful to angry as his treatment by humans brings him, and the city’s other maltreated canines, to the brink. Simon Wardell

Live sport

T20 Blast cricket: Yorkshire Vikings v Lancashire Lightning 6.15pm, Sky Sports Main Event. The Roses clash comes to Leeds.


Alexi Duggins, Hollie Richardson, Phil Harrison and Simon Wardell

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