On Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow, Strictly stars and Olympians play their cards perfectly. Plus, there’s the UK’s summer weather, which has left the country parched. Here’s what you should be watching this evening.
Simon Wardell, Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall, Henry Wong, Danielle De Wolfe, and Graeme Virtue
Sat, June 18, 2022, 6:00 am BST
ITV, 7 pm, Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow: Celebrity Special
The frugal series that upcycles old quiz formats with 21st-century glamour is back. The current series will include games such as Strike It Lucky and Bullseye. Still, it will kick off with four famous and very competitive couples confronting Play Your Cards Right for a chance to win up to £20,000 for charity, including Mo and Tania Farah and Strictly combo Flavia and Jimi Mistry. Graeme Virtue Graeme Virtue Graeme Virtue
BBC One, 7.50 pm, Pointless Celebrities
Xander and Richard welcome England captain Graham Gooch, legendary fast bowler Devon Malcolm, and comic turned commentator Andy Zaltzman to the Pointless studio for this cricket-themed episode. Expect jokes about celebrity couples that are stumped.
Behind Closed Doors at Hampton Court Palace
Channel 5 at 8 pm.
It’s harvest season at Henry VIII’s palace, and one of the perks of cultivating the world’s oldest and largest grapevine is getting to eat a piece of history. (“Very sweet,” one grower observes.) Tracy Borman, the chief curator, discovers an antique that may have ties to Anne Boleyn.
Stereophonics: Live in Cardiff, BBC Two, 8.40 pm
After a horrific year of confinement, it was meant to be “something we can enjoy,” says frontman Kelly Jones – until Omicron postponed the show for another year. It’s finally here, following the release of their new album Oochya! Expect all of the familiar songs, as well as Forever, which was inspired by Jones’s son’s cancer treatment. Ali Catterall is a British actress.
The summer of 1976 was a scorcher.
Channel 5 at 9 pm.
The UK had never been hotter than it was in the summer of 1976. Temperatures soared to 36°C, prompting people to fry eggs on the sidewalk and the Thames to dry up. This documentary, which includes memories from Vanessa Feltz, Neil Kinnock, and Trevor McDonald, transports us to a time when politics and the British public were at an all-time high. Wong, Henry