The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Television -

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.

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