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MUST-SEE SHOWS

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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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