TV tonight: celebrating the legacy of It’s A Sin at the TV Baftas | Television & radio

British Academy Television Awards

6pm, BBC One

Short of Will Smith and Chris Rock being drafted in at the last minute, this year’s TV Baftas seem unlikely to generate the same level of controversy as the recent Oscars. Hopefully, this will be an awards ceremony that spotlights something much more important: brilliant TV. The Guardian’s No 1 show of 2021, It’s a Sin, has 11 nominations, followed by seven for black comedy-drama Landscapers and six for Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham’s Help. Hollie Richardson

The Andrew Neil Show

6pm, Channel 4

After his less-than-triumphant turn on GB News, it could be argued that Andrew Neil is lucky to get another shot at mainstream TV. However, his reputation as a fierce and forensic interviewer will presumably have saved him from current affairs oblivion. This live politics show promises interviews, analysis, comment and debate. Phil Harrison

Eden: Untamed Planet

7.10pm, BBC Two

The biblical branding jars and Helena Bonham Carter’s twee voiceover is more anthropomorphic than Attenborough devotees might expect. But this series exploring Earth’s last few truly wild places is visually stunning enough to make minor quibbles bearable. We begin in Borneo, with an almost infinite variety of monkeys and a few crocodiles, too. Phil Harrison


8pm, ITV

The second-gear sleuther is livened up by the arrival of James D’Arcy as DS Cassian Pewe, a new nemesis for benighted Roy Grace (John Simm). Eventually, the case of a skeleton in a storm drain becomes a neat tale of double-crossing with a cliffhanger ending. Jack Seale

Gentleman Jack

9pm, BBC One

Political upheavals all around, national and sexual: with Halifax on the edge of revolution, power couple Anne Lister and Ann Walker combine estates and set up home in Shibden Hall. Plus, a sudden, startling evocation round the dinner table of a St Francis of Assisi speech, now more associated with a certain other iron lady. Ali Catterall

Who Killed Sarah Scazzi?

10pm, Sky Documentaries

In August 2010, 15-year-old Sarah Scazzi went missing from the small town of Avetrana in south-east Italy. Intense media interest in the disappearance reached a dispiriting apex when her mother was informed Scazzi had been murdered while on live TV. This new four-parter re-examines the whole horrific case. Graeme Virtue

Film choice

Django Unchained, 10pm, 5Star

Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L Jackson in Django Unchained on 5Star.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L Jackson in Django Unchained on 5Star. Photograph: Andrew Cooper/The Weinstein Company/Allstar

Quentin Tarantino’s first western is a very violent, blackly comic tale of slavery and retribution in the pre-American civil war south. Jamie Foxx is a fierce presence as Django, a slave who, after being freed by Christoph Waltz’s German bounty hunter Schultz, joins him in his work and then on a mission to free Django’s wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). However, she is owned by powerful Mississippi plantation owner and committed sadist Calvin Candie (a studiedly melodramatic Leonardo DiCaprio). It’s a heady concoction, in love with its own transgressive thrills. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Premier League Football: Man City v Newcastle 4pm, Sky Sports Main Event. From the Etihad. Arsenal host Leeds at 2pm on the same channel.

F1 United States Grand Prix 8.25pm, Sky Sports Main Event. At Miami International Autodrome.

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