Skits, songs and sketches with the comedienne and friends. Highlights include the Midlife Olympics 2009, popular costume drama Lark Pies to Cranchesterford and the adventures of soap star Bo Beaumont, played by Victoria’s long-time collaborator Julie Walters. Others joining in the fun are Delia Smith, JayneTorvill, Christopher Dean, Reece Shearsmith and Anton Du Beke. It’s the much anticipated end of the high-gloss talent search, and if last year’s finale is anything to go by, this should make for edge-of-the-seat viewing. As ever, judges Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden will be dressed in their finest attire to give their verdict on who should land a coveted place at the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium in December. Ant and Dec will be introducing the acts, and there’s no shortage of talent on offer.
24 (Sky1, 9 & 10pm)
It’s fitting that the last series of 24 has also been one of the best, featuring some breathtaking twists and another powerhouse performance by Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer. The final two episodes are screened tonight, and hang onto your seats because they turn out to be a gripping couple of hours. In the penultimate offering, Jack takes Jason Pillar hostage and uses him to get into the United Nations building - where he sets up his sniper’s rifle. In the finale at 10pm PresidentTaylor and the heads of state gather to sign the peace treaty and Logan is given the order to dispose of Jack. Meanwhile, Chloe and Ortiz are taken into custody to prevent the evidence against the Russians from being released.
Soccer Aid 2010 (ITV1, 6pm)
The World Cup starts in less than a week but those who cannot wait for the summer of football should tune in tonight and catch this celebrityversus-pros football match, which takes place in aid of Unicef. Dermot O’Leary presents coverage of the big game which takes place at Old Trafford, as footballing heroes past and present team up with celebrities for an England v Rest of the World match. Assisted by James Corden, Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp takes charge of an English squad featuring former professionals David Seaman, Alan Shearer and Jamie Redknapp, plus stars including captain Robbie Williams, JamieTheakston, Ben Shephard, Bradley Walsh, Damian Lewis, Ricky Hatton and Paddy McGuinness.
T4: Hollyoaks (Channel 4,
Omnibus. Kris learns Malachy is planning to take the blame for Calvin’s murder, Ste is envious of Amy’s relationship with Olly, and Loretta forces Jake to make amends. The small screen highlights of the past 12 months, along with the cast and crew, are honoured in this annual backslapping ceremony hosted by Graham Norton. Our host is naturally hoping he lands a golden mask in the Entertainment Programme category asThe Graham Norton Show receives its first nomination, alongside Britain’s GotTalent, Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe and Harry Hill’sTV Burp. Look out for Julie Walters. She’s up for a couple of gongs thanks to the Mo Mowlam drama Mo, and A Short Stay In Switzerland. Sophie Okonedo is also a hot favourite to win.
FILM: Michael Clayton (BBC2, 10pm)
(2007). Premiere. A troubled attorney takes over a high-profile case when a colleague suffers a nervous breakdown and threatens to blow the whistle on corporate corruption. However, as he tries to limit the damage, he uncovers damning proof that will expose a secret group of conspirators - who are prepared to commit murder to keep the evidence buried. Legal thriller, starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Sydney Pollack and an Oscar-winningTilda Swinton.