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Tonight, BBC2, 9pm

WHEN Moon­light was named Best Pic­ture at the 2017 Os­cars, it was the first film with an all-black cast to take the prize – be­com­ing a sym­bol for black cinema. It’s the start­ing point for this three-part se­ries look­ing at how black ac­tors and film­mak­ers have gone from be­ing side-lined to wield­ing real power in Hol­ly­wood. In episode one, Harry Be­la­fonte (91, who was re­cently seen in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlas­man), Earl Cameron (101) and Di­a­hann Car­roll (83) talk about their ex­pe­ri­ences of be­ing pi­o­neers in a white world.

DOC­TOR WHO To­mor­row, BBC1, 6.55pm

THE Doc­tor (Jodie Whit­taker) and her new friends have barely had a chance to re­cover from their first ad­ven­ture to­gether be­fore they are plunged into an­other – which takes Gra­ham, Ryan and Yas­min on their first jour­ney to an alien planet. The un­likely trav­el­ling com­pan­ions are faced with a strug­gle for sur­vival as they try to solve the mys­tery at the heart of this strange, dan­ger­ous new world.


Mon­day, BBC2, 8pm

EV­ERY year the leaves of six bil­lion trees across New Eng­land turn into a riot of yel­lows, reds and golds, and Chris Pack­ham, Michaela Stra­chan and Gil­lian Burke have trav­elled to New Hamp­shire to beam this phe­nom­e­non back to the UK. They also in­tro­duce view­ers to wildlife in­clud­ing moose, black bears, bob­cats and beavers, as well as the more fa­mil­iar red foxes, red and grey squir­rels and deer.


Tues­day, Chan­nel 4, 8pm IT’S Dan­ish Week, and the bak­ers face un­fa­mil­iar recipes

as they bat­tle to im­press the judges. There’s a bread chal­lenge Sig­na­ture, where they must demon­strate style as well as sub­stance. Paul Hol­ly­wood sets a spher­i­cal Tech­ni­cal – and with a place in the semi-fi­nal at stake, ev­ery­one is out to im­press him and Prue Leith. For their fi­nal chal­lenge, the bak­ers must de­liver an elab­o­rate pas­try Show­stop­per fit for a Dan­ish birth­day party.


FOL­LOW­ING the crit­i­cally ac­claimed se­rIes With­out Lim­its: Viet­nam, and to mark the 2018 In­vic­tus Games in Syd­ney, this twopart ob­ser­va­tional

doc­u­men­tary sees a team of in­jured Bri­tish and Aus­tralian vet­er­ans embark on an ex­tra­or­di­nary 1,000-mile ex­pe­di­tion across the Kim­ber­ley, the north­ern­most of Western Aus­tralia’s nine re­gions. The Kim­ber­ley is three times larger than Eng­land but with a pop­u­la­tion of less than 40,000, and the team’s route fol­lows the Gibb River Road, an old stock route of mostly un­paved road.

THE BIG BANG THE­ORY Thurs­day E4, 8.30pm

IT ALL started with a big bang, but now fans are com­ing up with the­o­ries about how the hit US sit­com will end as it’s been an­nounced that this 12th sea­son will be the last. It may seem like Shel­don al­ready has his happy

end­ing af­ter mar­ry­ing Amy at the end of the last run, but in this open­ing episode, their hon­ey­moon is about to go awry. Mean­while, Penny and Leonard dis­cover they have a dis­turb­ing amount in com­mon with Amy’s par­ents, and Raj gets caught in a so­cial me­dia storm af­ter in­sult­ing as­tro­physi­cist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

IN­VIC­TUS GAMES 2018 Fri­day, BBC1, 7.30pm

IT’S been a big year for Prince Harry, but he and his new wife are still head­ing to Aus­tralia for the In­vic­tus Games, which the royal helped launch in 2014. The Duke and Duchess of Sus­sex aren’t the only ones mak­ing the trip, with Alex Jones and JJ Chalmers in Syd­ney to pre­view the com­pe­ti­tion, which gets un­der way on Satur­day. They find that the Games has gone from strength to strength, and that more than 500 in­jured, ill and wounded mil­i­tary per­son­nel from 18 coun­tries will be tak­ing part this year. The pre­sen­ters also talk to mem­bers of the UK team to hear their sto­ries and learn more about how sport has helped to trans­form their lives.

Ac­tress Di­a­hann Car­roll Credit: Si­mon Fred­er­ick

The new Doc­tor and co

Prue Leith

Shel­don and Amy in The Big Bang The­ory

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