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Tonight on television: A new, exciting food-themed series begins with Big Zuu and Will Poulter.
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Tonight on television: A new, exciting food-themed series begins with Big Zuu and Will Poulter.

12 Dishes in 12 Hours by Big Zuu

10pm, ITV1

“People aspire to travel the world, but I am here to indulge in its cuisine.” Big Zuu is serious about his mission. In this fresh series, he and a famous guest (this time, the ravenous Will Poulter from the gaming industry) will explore a new city each week to savor its signature dishes. First up: Bologna, where they start the day with savory ragu, enjoy gelato as a mid-morning treat, and indulge in a variety of other delicacies throughout the day. There’s plenty of lively banter and some insights into local food traditions, but the real star is Zuu and his infectious enthusiasm. Phil Harrison

The Masked Singer

7pm, ITV1

Mo Gilligan with Bubble Tea and Air Fryer on The Masked Singer on ITV1.

This week, the competition on the show involves Air Fryer versus Bubble Tea and Chicken Caesar versus Piranha. The panelists, including Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan, will try to figure out who is behind the masks. However, the real question is always who comes up with these creative costume ideas?

7.45pm, BBC One

Romesh Ranganathan is teasing some well-known British personalities for a radio special. The potential targets include Rick Edwards from BBC 5 Live, experienced broadcaster Fi Glover, longtime commercial DJ Dave Berry, and drummer/weatherman Owain Wyn Evans. Jack Seale is also involved.

Shirley Bassey at the BBC: Volume 2

8.30pm, BBC Two

When Shirley Bassey sings Hey Jude, such is her extraordinary delivery that it sounds, frankly, like a threat: “Remember to let her under your skin” – or I’ll duff you up. This, and other classics, from My Way to The Way We Were and Copacabana are given the unique Tiger Bay treatment in this glorious collection. Ali Catterall

The victory of Ant & Dec knows no bounds.

8.30pm, ITV1

Providing an unlimited cash reward is already an impressive display. However, in order to kick off the third season of their advanced game show where every response is a numerical value, Ant and Dec have secretly enlisted the help of an actor who has been nominated for an Academy Award. This amusing appearance is sure to thrill sisters Tina and Tracy from Kent as they start their journey up the Limitless Ladder. Graeme Virtue

Fifty Years of Joy and Laughter: A Celebration of The Good Life

8.30pm, Channel 5

This event honors the beloved 1970s household comedy featuring Richard Briers and Felicity Kendal as the less-than-capable Tom and Barbara, who resided next to their uptight but tolerant neighbors Jerry and Margot, portrayed by Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith. Attendees can look forward to reliving iconic scenes from the series, as well as interviews with the cast and some amusing mistakes. PH

Film choice

Good Grief, Netflix

Marc, played by Daniel Levy, has been mourning the death of his husband, Oliver, for a year since he passed away in a car accident. Marc’s friends, Sophie and Thomas, have been helping him through this difficult time. However, new information about Oliver’s life causes Marc to question their marriage. In an attempt to understand his feelings, Marc travels to the romantic city of Paris. Writer and director, Daniel Levy, known for his role in Schitt’s Creek, delivers a moving and emotional story that transitions from a tear-jerker to a more nuanced exploration of grief and betrayal, with touches of humor throughout.

The program “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” will air at 1pm on BBC Two.

The monolithic joys of Monument Valley and star John Wayne are on full display in John Ford’s mature western. It’s a move away from the reductive “cowboys and Indians” template, giving depth to the cavalry’s ostensible enemies. Wayne’s captain Nathan Brittles is six days away from retirement when news of the defeat of Custer at Little Big Horn puts his fort on high alert. Using all his experience, Brittles manages his young troops and his commander’s wife and niece while avoiding sparking a pitched battle with Native American warriors. SW

Comedy Central’s 9pm showing of Tremors.

Fred Ward and Kevin Bacon in Tremors on Comedy Central.

The unfortunate follow-ups (six movies and a television spin-off) should not take away from the enjoyable elements of this 1990 horror comedy. Following a classic western storyline, a group of individuals become stuck in a small town in the Nevada desert – except in this case, they are being attacked by giant, underground worms. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward play the two men who discover that walking on the bare ground triggers these creatures to strike. Fortunately, they have a geology student and a survivalist couple in their group to help find solutions. SW

“Parallel Mothers” will be airing at 9pm on BBC Four.


In the 2021 Spanish drama by Pedro Almodóvar, family secrets are uncovered in both the personal and national realms. This film showcases a remarkable performance by Penélope Cruz as Janis, a photographer who becomes pregnant by a forensic anthropologist investigating the victims of Franco’s forgotten civil war, including her own ancestors. The lives of Janis and the young Ana (Milena Smit) become intertwined when their newborns are accidentally swapped. While the political aspect of the story could have been given more attention, it still leaves a strong impact. SWAP

Live sport

The men’s semi-final of the Brisbane International will be aired on Sky Sports Main Event at 6am. The singles finals for both men and women will take place on Sunday at 6am.

The women’s World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia will be broadcast on Eurosport 1 at 8:15am for Alpine Skiing.

The FA Cup match between Sunderland and Newcastle will be aired on ITV1 at noon. It will take place at the Stadium of Light during the third round. Afterwards, there will be a match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at 5.25pm on BBC One.

The Leicester Tigers will face off against Saracens in a Premiership Rugby Union match at 2:30pm on TNT Sports 1, held at Welford Road Stadium. On Sunday, Bath and Gloucester will also play at 2:30pm.

The third day of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, Hawaii will be broadcasted on Sky Sports Main Event at 6pm.

Source: theguardian.com