TV Tonight: Celebrating the Legacy of It’s A Sin at TV Baftas | Television & radio

British Academy Television Award

6 p.m., BBC One

Unless Will Smith and Chris Rock are recruited at the last minute, this year’s televised Baftas seem unlikely to generate the same level of controversy as the recent Oscars. Hopefully, this will be an awards show that highlights something far more important: brilliant television. The Guardian’s No.1 show of 2021, It’s a Sin, has 11 nominations, followed by seven for black comedy-drama landscapers and six for Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham’s Help. Hollie Richardson

The Andrew Neil Show

6 p.m., Channel 4

After his less than triumphant turn on GB News, it could be argued that Andrew Neil is lucky to have another shot at mainstream TV. However, his reputation as a ferocious and forensic investigator will probably have saved him from oblivion in the news. This live political show promises interviews, analysis, commentary and debate. Phil Harrison

Eden: untamed planet

7:10 p.m., BBC 2

The biblical brand pots and Helena Bonham Carter’s voiceover are more anthropomorphic than Attenborough devotees might expect. But this series exploring the last truly wild places on Earth is visually stunning enough to make small issues bearable. We start in Borneo, with an almost endless variety of monkeys and a few crocodiles too. Phil Harrison

Grace

8 p.m., TVI

The second-rate detective is brought to life by the arrival of James D’Arcy as DS Cassian Pewe, a new nemesis of Roy Grace (John Simm). Eventually, the case of a skeleton in a storm drain becomes a great double-crossing story with a cliffhanger ending. Jack Seale

Mr Jack

9 p.m., BBC One

Political upheaval everywhere, national and sexual: With Halifax on the brink of revolution, power couple Anne Lister and Ann Walker combine estates and settle in Shibden Hall. Plus, a sudden and startling evocation around the dinner table of a speech by St. Francis of Assisi, now more associated with a certain other iron lady. Ali Catterall

Who killed Sarah Scazzi?

10 p.m., Sky Documentaries

In August 2010, 15-year-old Sarah Scazzi disappeared from the small town of Avetrana in southeastern Italy. Intense media interest in the disappearance reached a disheartening climax when his mother was informed that Scazzi had been murdered while on live television. This new four-parter re-examines the whole horrible affair. Graeme Virtue

Choice of movies

Django Unchained, 10 p.m., 5 stars

Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L Jackson in Django Unchained on 5Star. Photography: Andrew Cooper/The Weinstein Company/Allstar

Quentin Tarantino’s first Western is a very violent and dark comic tale of slavery and retaliation in the pre-American Civil War South. Jamie Foxx is a fierce presence as Django, a slave who, after being freed by Christoph Waltz’s German bounty hunter Schultz, joins him on his job and then on a mission to free Django’s wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) . However, she is owned by powerful Mississippi plantation owner and committed sadist Calvin Candie (a melodramatically studied Leonardo DiCaprio). It’s a heady concoction, loving its own transgressive thrills. Simon Wardel

Live Sports

Premier League Football: Man City v Newcastle 4 p.m., Sky Sports main event. From the Etihad. Arsenal host Leeds at 2pm on the same channel.

United States F1 Grand Prix 8:25 p.m. Sky Sports main event. At the Miami International Autodrome.

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