Wed­nes­day

The Observer - The New Review - - Television -

ITV, 8pm

This is a sparkling right royal variety per­for­mance held in hon­our of the 70th birth­day of HRH the Prince of Wales, a win­ning mix of com­edy and magic from the stage of the London Pal­la­dium. Hosted by Alexan­der Arm­strong and Ben Miller, the line-up in­cludes Kylie Minogue, Penn & Teller, Sandi Toksvig, Rowan Atkin­son (as the devil), Bill Bai­ley, Dy­namo and more. Many of the jokes are aimed squarely at the birth­day boy and he en­joys ev­ery minute.

Pick of the Day

Grand De­signs: House of the Year

Chan­nel 4, 9pm

Kevin McCloud and his team in­tro­duce five more build­ings vy­ing for a place on the short­list for RIBA House of the Year 2018. The theme this week is his­toric prop­er­ties trans­formed into spec­tac­u­lar mod­ern homes and ex­am­ples in­clude a for­mer Vic­to­rian gin dis­tillery in east London; a turn-of-the-cen­tury farm­house in Devon; a Grade II-listed cot­tage in Bath built in 1790 (be­low); a 400-year-old farm­house res­cued from the verge of col­lapse; and an el­e­gant home in­spired by a shed.

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