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TV tonight: Claudia Winkleman’s feelgood music competition is back
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TV tonight: Claudia Winkleman’s feelgood music competition is back

The Piano

9pm, Channel 4

Claudia Winkleman is back with one of the most feelgood reality shows on telly, travelling around the nation’s railway stations to find the next big pianist. There’s just one change – judges Mika and Lang Lang are no longer hiding (the jig is up!). First stop: Manchester Piccadilly, where young boxer Ellis delights with some Chopin, while jungle DJ and raver Salome belts out Nina Simone, and Lang Lang claims he’s never heard Abba’s The Winner Takes It All before. Hollie Richardson


7pm, BBC One

Mammals, says David Attenborough, are “experts at solving problems”. Which comes in handy when the temperature’s off the charts, and they need to stay cool. In this episode, we see how capuchin monkeys, echidnas and vampire bats approach the problem of searing heat; from licking sticks to deep sleeping – and blowing snot bubbles. Ali Catterall

This Town

9pm, BBC One

“This band is a lifeboat for every one of you … ” Steven Knight’s hard-scrabble 1980s drama about young Brummies trying to make vital music in volatile times reaches its finale. With the group in disarray – and Bardon (Ben Rose) adrift in Soho – it falls to military-trained Gregory (Jordan Bolger) to try to impose some discipline. Graeme Virtue

Red Eye

9pm, ITV1

Who has tried to poison Dr Matthew Nolan as he’s being extradited to Beijing on the charge of murder? The enjoyably silly plane thriller continues, and – oh so conveniently – the officer in charge of Matthew’s arrest, DC Hana Li (Jing Lusi), has an eager young reporter sister on the ground attempting to get to the bottom of what’s going on. HR

Ibiza: Secrets of the Party Island

9pm, BBC Three

Zara McDermott continues to investigate the darker aspects of an island club culture that has, in recent years, become more focused on big-spending VIPs. This week, she looks at the difficulties of policing online dealers and the use of apparently legitimate, tourism-related businesses as laundering/smuggling operations. Jack Seale


10pm, BBC Two

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Disney’s excellent drama about the US OxyContin crisis debuts on BBC primetime – and it’s well worth catching. It follows individual stories of opioid addiction, with Michael Keaton as doctor Samuel Finnix, Kaitlyn Dever playing injured young miner Betsy and Will Poulter as ambitious pharmaceutical salesman Billy. HR

Live sport

Women’s Super League Football: Everton v Arsenal, 12.15pm, BBC Two At Walton Hall Park.

Premier League Football: Tottenham v Arsenal, 1.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event Followed by Nottingham Forest v Man City at 4pm.

Premiership Rugby Union: Gloucester v Exeter, 2.30pm, ITV1/TNT Sports 1 From Kingsholm.

Source: theguardian.com