Pick of the day: Starstruck
10.30pm, BBC One
After a sweet but comedically underpowered opening episode, Rose Matafeo’s millennial romcom about a “civilian” who finds herself dating a film star shifts up a gear or three. This is much more like it, as we meet Matafeo’s Jessie in a euphoric mood after a one-night-stand on a canal boat, before hooking up with a friend-with-benefits. This date flops but does lead to a reunion with movie star Tom (Nikesh Patel). Tom’s agent is played by no less than Minnie Driver, and delights in explaining why actors should date other actors and leaves their lunch date with the words: “If you think about eating bread, call me. I’ll talk you down.”
Live Snooker: The World Championship
7pm, BBC Two
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Coverage of the fourth and concluding session of the final at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, where the first player to win 18 frames is crowned champion. As usual, that means the following schedule could run late or be changed, although the corresponding session lasted just 11 minutes last year, with Ronnie O’Sullivan quickly winning the one frame he needed to secure victory.
7.35pm, BBC One
Joan Sanderson may have been a veteran Shakespearean stage actor but it was for her turn as irascible hard-of-hearing guest Mrs Richards in this episode of Fawlty Towers that many will remember her. Mrs Richards, who famously complains about the sea view not being good enough, refuses to turn her hearing aid on because it runs the battery down. Genius. Meanwhile, Basil unsuccessfully attempts to place a bet on a horse without Sybil’s knowledge.
How To Save A Grand In 24 Hours
8pm, Channel 4
There’s nothing particularly novel about this life-hack series, but there are usually one or two bits of advice that viewers (this one anyway) might find useful. This week it’s a couple from Solihull who turn over their bank statements to Anna Richardson and the experts for some hard home truths about their spending since they were both put on furlough. They are shown how to save money on their utility bills and subscriptions, and are given a cheaper alternative to their love of takeaways.
Baby Surgeons: Delivering Miracles
9pm, Channel 4
This week, three expectant and very brave (especially for agreeing to be filmed) mothers face the anguishing decision over whether they are willing to undergo pioneering but potentially risky surgery for a successful birth. A woman carrying triplets shows signs of a rare blood condition that can cause miscarriages, another mother’s foetus has become entangled in the lining of the womb and risks losing a foot, and a woman who is 36 weeks pregnant discovers that her baby has fluid building up in its brain.
Mare Of Easttown
9pm, Sky Atlantic
The best thing about HBO’s new crime drama isn’t so much Kate Winslet’s albeit excellent, de-glammed portrayal of the leading character but the authentic-feeling, well-textured depiction of the down-at-heel Pennsylvania community where Mare Sheehan struggles to keep the peace. In the latest visit to Delaware County, phone records lead Mare and Colin to question an unlikely suspect.
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