TV tonight: interior designers get competitive with Alan Carr


Interior Design Masters With Alan Carr

8pm, BBC Two

Alan Carr fronts the second series of this feng shui and furnishings show, pitting 10 interior designers against each other for the chance to win a contract to decorate a luxury hotel in the Lake District. Judge Michelle Ogundehin, former editor of Elle Decoration magazine, is joined by guest Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen in this opener, setting the designers the task of transforming million-pound show homes in Oxford on a shoestring. One contestant will be eliminated. Ammar Kalia

The Art of Architecture

7pm, Sky Arts

When the revered architect Zaha Hadid died in 2016 her practice had 30 works in progress. The series that profiles notable buildings begins its second season by touring some of those now-completed projects, from a sustainable HQ hunkered in the dunes of the UAE to a jade-inspired mega-hotel in Macau. Graeme Virtue

Celebrity Best Home Cook

9pm, BBC One

The BBC is required to have at least one competitive cookery show under way at any given time. At the moment, it’s this cheerful celebrity boot camp hosted by Claudia Winkleman and judged by Mary Berry, Angela Hartnett and Chris Bavin. Tonight, there are varied approaches to breakfast on display. Phil Harrison

54 Days: America and the Pandemic

9pm, BBC Two

What is it like to be a scientific expert, stymied by an intransigent government just as your knowledge ought to be coming into its own? Part two of this sobering doc visits the US, where public health officials recall how their warnings about Covid-19 in early 2020 were ignored. Jack Seale

Circling a Fox

10pm, BBC Scotland



A secret life … Circling a Fox. Photograph: BBC Scotland/Hopscotch Films

Actor Matthew Zajac fronts this fascinating experimental documentary, in which he travels to his late father’s eastern European homeland to discover more about his secret life there during the second world war. Remarkable archive interview recordings with Zajac’s father makes the story vivid. AK

Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable

10pm, Dave

Flying solo without Sue, Giedroyc presents this new twist on the celebrity gameshow, inviting guests to reveal their most shameful stories in the hope of being crowned “unforgivable”. Graham Norton, Alex Brooker and Desiree Burch recount tales of lying, cheating and appendix removal. AK

Film choice

Quintuplet chaos ... Raising Arizona.



Quintuplet chaos … Raising Arizona. Photograph: Allstar/20th Century Fox

Raising Arizona (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1987) 4.35pm, Sky Cinema Greats

Nicolas Cage is in his element in this wild early Coen brothers farce. He plays “Hi” McDunnough, the world’s worst robber, hitching up with cop Ed (Holly Hunter) and stealing one of a set of quintuplets when Ed proves to be infertile. A chaotic chase ensues, involving Hi’s old convict buddies and a mysterious biker. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Cricket: Abu Dhabi 10 11.45am, Sky Sports Main Event. Very brief round-robin games.

Premier League Football: Wolves v Arsenal 5.30pm, BT Sport 1. Followed at 8pm by Manchester United v Southampton.

Premier League Football: Sheffield United v West Brom 5.30pm, BT Sport 2. Followed at 8pm by Newcastle United v Crystal Palace.



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