Tonight on TV, enjoy the top West End productions of the year from the comfort of your own couch.
Big Night of Musicals 2024 By the National Lottery
7.50pm, BBC One
Operation Mincemeat is the show that everyone wants tickets for this year – so enjoy a preview from your sofa instead, as part of Jason Manford’s annual show tunes spectacular. Playing host at Manchester’s AO Arena, he also welcomes Beverley Knight, Nicole Scherzinger and Alfie Boe to belt out hits from Hadestown, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard and more. Hollie Richardson
5.50pm, BBC One
Mark, a government employee, was motivated by his encounter with Olympic Gladiator Hawk during his childhood. However, he may face challenges when competing against three new athletes in the game of Powerball. Unlike Mark, dentist Sharon has always been criticized for being too aggressive in sports. Nonetheless, this quality will come in handy when using a pugil stick to defeat her opponent.
The Masked Singer
This week’s episode of the show featured Dippy Egg, Maypole, and Eiffel Tower as special guests and maintained its ridiculousness with Rita Ora’s guesses. The latest contestant to be revealed was Bubble Tea, portrayed by Julia Sawalha. However, who will be the next to hear the famous words “Take it off! Take it off!”? Despite their talent, all eight remaining contestants will face elimination and perform on stage.
9pm, BBC Four
“The world of beauty pageants in Mexico is about to become even riskier. Isabel currently holds the title of Miss Mexico, but many are declaring Jocelyn as the rightful queen. With her recent release from prison and backing from a narco boss known as La Madrina, will she forcefully take the crown from Isabel’s grasp?” – Kayleigh Dray
BBC presents performances of popular music from Broadway musicals.
9.20pm, BBC Two
Anyone who felt they were only just getting warmed up with Jason Manford’s musicals bonanza can continue belting out hits with Elaine Page. She’ll be digging into the archives for performances from Funny Girl, West Side Story, The Lion King and, of course, Cats. HR
Twelve Hours of Big Zuu’s Twelve Dishes
After traveling to Italy, Cyprus, and the Netherlands, the energetic street food expert, London Zuu, comes back to the city. He is accompanied by former Manchester United and French soccer player Patrice Evra, who will be taken on a culinary journey to various gourmet destinations, including West African cuisine. Graeme Virtue.
Calendar Girls, 4.15pm, Channel 5
The authentic tale of WI members and their highly successful calendar, featuring semi-nude photos, has all the elements of a top-notch British comedy. The clash between propriety and risqué behavior is on full display as a group of middle-aged women from a small village in North Yorkshire pose for a good cause. The talented cast, including Julie Walters and Helen Mirren in standout roles as best friends Annie and Chris, bring depth and humor to the project. And amidst the laughter, there is also a touching storyline as Annie mourns the loss of her husband to leukemia and finds a way to support the hospital that took care of him. Simon Wardell
The women’s singles final at Melbourne Park will be covered on Eurosport 1 at 8:30am for the Australian Open. The men’s final will take place on Sunday at the same time.
The FA Cup match between Ipswich and Maidstone United will take place at Portman Road at 12:15pm and will be broadcasted on BBC One. This is a fourth-round tie.
The Saracens and Exeter Chiefs will face off in a Premiership Rugby Union match at 5:15pm on TNT Sports 1, taking place at StoneX Stadium. Prior to that, the Bristol Bears will play against Bath Rugby at 2:30pm.
The Africa Cup of Nations will take place at 7:50pm on BBC Three. The match for the last-16 round will feature the second place teams from Groups A and C. On Monday at 7:50pm, the winner of Group C will face off against a third-place team.