TV tonight: relive Paul Simon’s rousing Graceland anniversary concert | Television & radio

TV tonight: relive Paul Simon’s rousing Graceland anniversary concert |  Television & radio


Paul Simon: Under African Skies

8pm, Sky Arts

In 2011, Paul Simon marked the 25th anniversary of his Grammy-winning landmark album Graceland with a concert in South Africa, joined by musical talent such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mike Makhalemele, Ray Phiri, Youssou N’Dour and Bakithi Kumalo. This film shows that event, along with an exploration of the significance of the album and the backlash he received for allegedly breaking a UN cultural boycott. Hollie Richardson

Alan Carr’s Epic Game Show

7pm, ITV

It’s another round of Play Your Cards Right tonight. For those unfamiliar with the Bruce Forsyth classic: four couples try to guess the next card in the deck by shouting “Higher!” or “Lower!”. There are also questions to answer, including one about a five-star luxury nudist resort. HR

Lost Treasures of Rome

7pm, Channel 4

As this fascinating series continues to follow incredible Roman excavations, the Golden House – a vast palace built in the first century AD – is the next buried treasure to be unearthed. As archaeologists start digging, questions arise: why was it buried? And what can its ill fate tell us about the notorious emperor Nero? HR

A Royal Guide to: Properties

8pm, Channel 4

With so many palaces, manors and country retreats it is easy to imagine the Queen and her clan enlivening holiday get-togethers by playing a customized Monopoly with real properties. As this cozy documentary strand continues, royal watchers reveal what goes on behind the lavish curtains of piles such as St James’s Palace and Holyroodhouse. Graeme Virtue

Duran Duran: Radio 2 in Concert

9pm, BBC Two

The Wild Boys of uber-glamorous, yacht-flaunting 80s pop have become respectable elder statesmen of British music. On their most recent album, Future Past, they collaborated with Graham Coxon and Lykke Li. This 2021 show at the BBC Radio Theater sees newer cuts get an airing alongside classics including Notorious and Hungry Like the Wolf. Phil Harrison

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under

10.30pm, BBC Three

In the first of this week’s Drag Races abroad, the queens of Oz are split into two groups – and each must bring the drama with a performance of prison-based dramedy Caged Queens. HR

Movie choice

Luck, Apple TV+

Bob (voiced by Simon Pegg) and Sam Greenfield (voiced by Eva Noblezada) in Luck on Apple TV+.
Bob (voiced by Simon Pegg) and Sam Greenfield (voiced by Eva Noblezada) in Luck on Apple TV+. Photograph: Apple TV+

This enchanting family animation from Peggy Holmes follows 18-year-old orphan Sam (voiced by Eva Noblezada), who has a sunny disposition but is comically, almost supernaturally accident-prone. Then she meets Bob, a talking black cat (Simon Pegg), and is transported to his magical land where good and bad luck are created – but humans aren’t allowed. The plot really kicks in when Sam loses Bob’s lucky penny and must pose as a giant leprechaun to find it, in a world of German unicorns and bunnies in hazmat suits. There are echoes of Pixar’s Inside Out here as the movie makes child-friendly points about fortune, family and friendship in the guise of a colorful adventure. Simon Wardell

Barbarella, 7.30am, Sky Cinema Cult Classics

This fantasy – derived from a French erotic sci-fi comic that was a product of the sexual liberation of the 1960s – has become a solid cult hit. However, its sex-obsessed tale of space agent Barbarella (a game Jane Fonda) searching for a missing scientist named Durand-Durand is so absurd that its creator, Roger Vadim (Fonda’s then husband), surely intended it for camp classic status from the off. With killer dolls, a blind angel and the orgasm-inducing Excessive Machine, every scene revels in glorious psychedelic excess. SW

blue steel, 11.05pm, Movie4

Jamie Lee Curtis in Blue Steel.
Jamie Lee Curtis in Blue Steel. Photograph: Vestron Pictures/Allstar

Kathryn Bigelow has always had an interest in exploring traditionally male domains. In this twisted 1990 thriller she focuses on two: the police and Wall Street. This time, the cop is a woman – Jamie Lee Curtis’s rookie Megan – who shoots an armed robber on her first day in uniform and is suspended when his gun can’t be found. But that’s because a witness, cocksure financial trader Eugene (Ron Silver), has taken it. Unaware of who he is, Megan starts dating him and a powerplay with a fetishistic core develops between them as his latent psychopathic side surfaces. SW

live sports

Premier League Football: Fulham v Liverpool, 11.30am, BT Sport 1 From Craven Cottage. Followed by Everton v Chelsea on Sky Sports Main Event at 5pm.

Championship Football: Norwich v Wigan, noon, Sky Sports Main Event League action from Carrow Road.

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