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TOP OF THE POPS: THE STORY OF 1990
9PM, BBC4 ★★★★
A fun round-up of songs and stories in which Seal (left) remembers the joy when his song with Adamski, Killer, went to number one – he ran to the bathroom and started crying. Still, this was also the year that the power of TOTP was starting to wane next to competitors such as The Hitman & Her.
BRAVE NEW WORLD
9PM, SKY ONE ★★★★
Sky’s new drama based on Aldous Huxley’s book looks incredible. It’s set in a seemingly utopian New London, where privacy is a thing of the past, people are ranked, and drugged hedonism is the rule. In part one, Lenina (Jessica Brown Findlay, left) is accused of breaking this world’s code.
RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS
9.35PM, SKY COMEDY ★★★★ Sitting somewhere between sketch comedy and an art installation, this race-conscious new HBO series from Terence Nance (left) definitely feels like something new. Tonight’s opening salvo includes an infomercial hosted by Jon Hamm, and a surreal children’s show called Everybody Dies! RW
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8.55am Notting Hill (1999) 15 u
See 8pm. (S)
11.10 Holmes & Watson
(2018) 12 See 6.25pm. (S) 12.50pm Eaten by Lions (2018) 12 u
Whenpeteandomarlose their grandmother, they go in search of Omar’s dad. (S)
2.35 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) PG ● Privateeyebob Hoskins tries to prove the innocence of a cartoon rabbit accused of murder. Shallow Hal (2001) 12 Jack Black who is obsessed with physical perfection begins to recognise inner beauty. (S)
PICK Holmes &
Watson (2018) 12 (S) Notting Hill (1999) 15 u
London bookshop owner
Hugh Grant falls for glamorous Hollywood film star Julia Roberts, but media interest makes for a tricky relationship. 10.05 Austin Powers 2 (1999) 12 u
Sex-mad spy Mike Myers is sent back in time to swinging London in the 1960s. (S) Austin Powers 3 (2002) 15 u
Spy Mike Myers travels through time to rescue his father. (S) 1.25am-3.20 Kingpin (1996) 12 u
uuu4.10 6.00 8.00 9.45 11.30
concert opens with Janacek’s On An Overgrown Path, a work of great charm that draws on old folk tunes for its effect.
SIMON EVANS GOES TO MARKET
RADIO 4 EXTRA HHHH
Simon Evans wears well-cut tweeds and polished brogues for his comedy gigs, and assumes the manner of a headmaster trying to get a few simple points across at a school assembly.
In this four-part repeated series, Simon – with the help of guests and resident experts – explains economics. He’ll focus on the commodities oil, gold, grain and, starting this week, land. Using wit and brain power, he delivers his comedy economy routine, bringing us laughs and a glimmer of comprehension. Clever stuff.