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THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW

Tonight, ITV, 9.35pm

MATT LU­CAS joins the host to share what it was like host­ing The Great Bri­tish Bake Off.

There is also an in­ter­view with com­edy power cou­ple Jon Richard­son and Lucy Beau­mont who star in sit­com Meet The Richard­sons on Dave.

Danc­ing on Ice and Don’t Hate The Playaz star Lady Leshurr also pops by for a chat, as does artist Grayson Perry, who is on Chan­nel 4 this Fri­day with Grayson’s Art Club Ex­hi­bi­tion.

SMALL AXE: RED, WHITE AND BLUE

To­mor­row, BBC1, 9pm

THE third entry in di­rec­tor Steve McQueen’s drama an­thol­ogy tells the true story of Leroy Lo­gan (Star Wars’ John Boyega),

a foren­sic sci­en­tist who de­cides to make a ca­reer change and be­come a po­lice of­fi­cer af­ter see­ing his fa­ther as­saulted by two cops.

Leroy be­lieves it will be a chance for him to change racist at­ti­tudes from within. Leroy faces dis­ap­proval from his dad – and dis­crim­i­na­tion as an ex­em­plary con­sta­ble.

AN­TON FER­DI­NAND: FOOT­BALL, RACISM & ME

Mon­day, BBC1, re­gions vary

IT WAS one of the most dis­turb­ing episodes in English foot­ball his­tory. In 2011, a com­plaint was made against John Terry for us­ing racist lan­guage towards An­ton Fer­di­nand dur­ing a tele­vised game. Although Terry was ac­quit­ted in a crim­i­nal court, an FA com­mis­sion found him guilty three months later, ban­ning him for four matches and fin­ing him £220,000.

How­ever, in some re­spects, the in­di­vid­ual who paid the high­est price was An­ton.

In this doc­u­men­tary, An­ton, now 35 and re­tired from the game, re­veals what is was like to be at

the cen­tre of a racial storm and foot­ball power strug­gle.

HOW TO SPEND IT WELL AT CHRIST­MAS WITH PHILLIP SCHOFIELD

Tues­day, ITV, 8pm

ON A Christ­mas-lov­ing street in Cardiff, three fam­i­lies try out a range of fes­tive dec­o­ra­tions, while Phillip Schofield asks some happy campers to put three portable cof­fee mak­ers through their paces. While we can have small gath­er­ings this Christ­mas you might be post­ing more presents than usual so Phillip meets founder of Not On The High Street, Holly Tucker, to get her top tips on what to think about when choos­ing postal gifts.

SUR­VIV­ING COVID

Wed­nes­day, Chan­nel 4, 9pm

AT THE start of the year, no­body fore­saw how 2020 would pan out. Who could have pre­dicted we’d spend much of the time un­der re­stric­tions that kept us so­cially dis­tanced, or that tens of thou­sands would be killed by a virus we’d never heard of?

This doc­u­men­tary tells the sto­ries of four peo­ple who have been af­fected by the virus. Cam­eras chart their lives over six months af­ter their ar­rival for treat­ment at King’s Col­lege Hos­pi­tal in Lon­don.

DIY SOS: THE BIG BUILD

Thurs­day, BBC1, 8pm

CAT and Chris Sweet have three kids – but life is far from easy.

The youngest, six year-old

Harry, has had Eh­lers Dan­los syn­drome since birth, which causes him so much pain in his joints that he strug­gles to sleep.

In 2017, ge­netic test­ing found that their other chil­dren Louisa, 14, and Max, 11, had Friedre­ich’s Ataxia, a rare neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive con­di­tion. The fam­ily home in We­ston-su­per-Mare is no longer safe for the chil­dren. Step

for­ward Nick Knowles and the team, who help trans­form the Sweets’ prop­erty.

I’M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE! FI­NAL

Fri­day, ITV, 9pm

WE’RE guess­ing that not many peo­ple tun­ing into the 20th se­ries of I’m A Celebrity... envy the fa­mous faces who have taken part this year, which due to Covid had to swap its usual Aus­tralian base for the UK. Af­ter all, there aren’t many peo­ple who rel­ish the idea of camp­ing in North Wales dur­ing winter.

So hats off to this year’s celebs for agree­ing to move into the sup­pos­edly haunted Gwrych Cas­tle in Abergele.

We can’t be­lieve the fi­nal is here al­ready, but who will be the first monarch of the cas­tle?

 ??  ?? John Boyega as Leroy Lo­gan in Small Axe: Red, White and Blue
John Boyega as Leroy Lo­gan in Small Axe: Red, White and Blue
 ??  ?? An­ton Fer­di­nand
An­ton Fer­di­nand
 ??  ?? Phillip Schofield
Phillip Schofield
 ??  ?? Sur­viv­ing Covid’s Sama and his fam­ily
Sur­viv­ing Covid’s Sama and his fam­ily

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