PICK OF THE WEEK
Wimbledon: The Greatest Championships (BBC1, 2.15pm)
What was the best ladies’ final of the Open era? Perhaps Margaret Court’s epic win over Billie Jean King in 1970, the 1995 clash between Steffi Graf and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, or Venus Williams’ hard-fought 4-6, 7-6, 9-7 victory over Lindsay Davenport in 2005? Here, Sue Barker is joined by a panel of experts as they select the best 10 ladies’ finals of the Open era, including the matches above, as well as others in which featured Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Virginia Wade.
Casualty (BBC1, 8.25pm)
Jade prepares to meet her birth mother for the first time. She’s incredibly nervous, convinced she was given away because of her deafness, but Marty tries his best to reassure her. She faces her fears and heads to a cafe to meet her mum, finally uncovering the truth behind her past in the process. Meanwhile, Charlie throws himself back into work, but it’s clear there is something else on his mind, and Faith attempts a conversation with Dylan but he pushes her away, claiming he needs some distance.
The Queen: Duty Before Family? (C5, 9.15pm)
The Queen has dealt with many family crises and faced countless difficult choices during her near-70 year reign. She denied her sister Margaret permission to marry Group Captain Peter Townsend in the 1950s, with many people in Winston Churchill’s government believing that he would be an unsuitable husband for the Queen’s 22-year-old sister, and the Church of England refusing to countenance marriage to a divorced man. Thirty-plus years later, Her Majesty also faced massive challenges relating to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, and recently she has had to deal with the fallout from Prince Andrew’s friendship with Jeffrey Epstein. Insiders reveal how she has confronted difficult decisions and how there can only ever one winner when it comes to royal duty and family.
Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer (BBC1, 9.15pm)
The former footballer hosts a new variety entertainment show, featuring live music, comedy skits and a host of celebrity guests via video links. Peter will also be joined in each episode by TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter Maya Jama, as well as Taskmaster’s Alex Horne and his comedy band the Horne Section. This time, Tinie Tempah pops by for a chat and a game of Musical VAR, Mo Farah takes on Jessica Ennis-Hill in The Sporting Fix, Peter takes Jamie Redknapp on an extreme retirement challenge and Ellie Goulding Saves Our Summer with an exclusive performance in The Garden Sessions.
Billie Jean King: Born to Lead (BBC1, 5.05pm)