A Royal Guide to: Weddings
8pm, Channel 4
Sure, the only thing anyone really cares about is the dress. But this episode of the royal “insider” series goes beyond the magnificence of Diana’s Emanuel gown and the intricacy of Megan’s hand-embroidered five-metre veil. Interviews revealing what really goes into the Big Day (the cake! the balcony kiss! the guests!) include a former royal press secretary, and – hold on to your hats – we even find out what disaster struck on the morning of the Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip. Hollie Richardson
Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow
In the series that sees the comedian resurrect beloved Saturday night classics, tonight gives us another game of Bullseye. “Think of it exactly like Squid Game,” Carr says. “In Squid Game you could lose your life! In this game you could lose a Teasmade.” First up, Emma and Debbie are the “knowers”, while Harry and Carrie are the “throwers”. HR
7.55pm, BBC One
Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman lather up for a soapy special. The teams looking for the least likely answers: Emmerdale’s Anna Nightingale and Natalie Anderson, EastEnders’s Bobby Davro and Nitin Ganatra, Corrie’s Louis Emerick and Tristan Gemmill, plus Hollyoaks’s Kieron Richardson and Kirsty-Leigh Porter. HR
Dolly Parton: The Queen of Country
8pm, Channel 5
This celebration of the country star’s long reign is a Dolly mixture of chatshow highlights and archive footage that tells a remarkable life story. It features clips never before seen on UK television, including Parton performing at age 14 and an impromptu gig at an Irish pub in 1990. Graeme Virtue
Passport to Freedom
This handsome period drama tells the story of Aracy De Carvalho, a clerk at Hamburg’s Brazilian consulate who helped Jews flee Nazi Germany by issuing them passports. In tonight’s opener, her personal life is complicated by the arrival of a new Brazilian diplomat. Traditional storytelling, gorgeous sets and soapy tendencies bring a fascinating tale to life. Henry Wong
10pm, BBC Four
Back to the Faroe Islands for another satisfying double bill of this Scandi-noir. Detective Karla (Maria Rich) questions Sonja’s (Helena Heðinsdottir) young daughter about what happened on the day of her death. But journalist Hannis (Ulrich Thomsen) isn’t far behind, looking for his own set of answers. HR
For her film debut, theatre director Carrie Cracknell gives Jane Austen’s last completed novel a romcom zhoosh, casting the glamorous Dakota Johnson as the lovelorn, sensible Anne Elliot and deciding on a loose relationship with Regency period speech. It’s a tale of late-blooming romance, lacking the youthful vim of Pride and Prejudice and so opting for quiet tenderness, as Anne’s regrets about a past relationship with Cosmo Jarvis’s sailor Wentworth – which had been blocked by her family – resurface when he reappears, still a bachelor but now much more eligible. Simon Wardell
Now, Voyager, 3.25pm, BBC Two
Despite its array of stars, lush Max Steiner score and sumptuous design, Irving Rapper’s 1942 Hollywood drama proves to be rather unconventional. Bette Davis shows her great range as Charlotte, the timorous daughter of a high-society Boston family dominated by her monstrous mother (Gladys Cooper). After Claude Rains’s psychiatrist frees her from her parent’s grip, Charlotte blossoms into a confident, outgoing woman – one who is happy to fall in love on a cruise with the married Jerry (Paul Henreid), a romance that develops in surprising ways. SW
International Rugby Union: Australia v England, 10.15am, Sky Sports Main Event The third and final Test in the series from Sydney (kick-off 10.55am).
Cycling: Tour de France, noon, ITV4 Coverage of stage 14, a 192.5km route from Saint-Etienne to Mende.
Golf: The Open, 1pm, Sky Sports Main Event Day three of the fourth and final major of the year, from St Andrews. The final day of the tournament airs from 11am tomorrow.
Athletics: World Championships, 1.05am, BBC One Day two from Eugene, Oregon.
July 16, 2022 at 11:10AM Hollie Richardson, Graeme Virtue, Henry Wong and Simon Wardell