TV Tonight: Celebrities take up the challenge of climate change | TV & radio



Celebrity Trash Monsters: How Big Is Your Trash?

9 p.m., Canal 4

As the Cop26 climate change summit approaches, television is taking a variety of constructive and sober approaches to exploring aspects of the climate crisis. But then there’s this: a baryan-sounding challenge show that combines upcycling and fame to an absurd, albeit well-intentioned, effect. Jon Richardson has a challenge for John Barnes, Jodie Kidd and Kerry Katona: they have to carry the things found in their trash cans. Spot the ever-expanding waste combinations as the trio’s consumption of ready-made meals and single-use plastics is revealed. Phil harrison

Earthshot Prize 2021

8 p.m., BBC One

This awards ceremony, presented by Dermot O’Leary and Clara Amfo, aims to celebrate successful attempts to tackle climate change. David Attenborough is on hand to discuss the science, and there is also music by Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Yemi Alade. PH

Ridley Road

9 p.m., BBC One

As Vivienne Epstein (Agnes O’Casey) begins to take unsettling steps to gain the trust of famed fascist Colin Jordan, she receives an icy reception from his devoted Nazi wife Françoise Dior (a chilling and compelling performance by Romane Portail). Hollie richardson

Angela Black

9 p.m., ITV

How long can Angela (Joanne Froggatt) keep her facade? Ed’s (Samuel Adewunmi) bombshell about her abusive husband left her shaken but, superficially, the domestic charm of her life remains the same. However, she discovers that sometimes pulling on a single thread can eventually unravel everything. PH


9 p.m., History of the sky

Salute tells the story of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics. Photograph: Bettmann / Archives Bettmann

The 1968 Summer Olympics produced one of the defining images of the civil rights movement, when African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their gloved fists in a Black Power salute on the winner’s podium; next to them was silver medalist Peter Norman, a white Australian who had been anything but a passive spectator. This film tells their story. Ali catterall

The Deirdre O’Kane Show

10 p.m. Sky Max

Stand-up comedy is making a comeback on TV this week: In addition to the BBC’s new comedy awards (iPlayer, Tue), there’s this vehicle for popular Irish comic Deirdre O’Kane. Catherine Bohart and Strictly Come Dancing champion Bill Bailey are guests on week one of a live taped showcase in Dublin. Jack Seale

Choice of films

Stalin’s death
Sunday, 10:45 p.m., BBC Two

Jason Isaacs stars in The Death of Stalin on BBC Two.
A frenzied comedy … Jason Isaacs in The Death of Stalin. Photograph: Nicola Dove / EOne

Armando Iannucci brings his look at the absurdity of the policy on the Soviet Union in 1953 in his frenzied comedy, although the evils of the dictatorship give it the darker edges. When Stalin suddenly dies, the intimidated Central Committee is plunged into panic, with Secret Police Chief Beria (a delightfully devious Simon Russell Beale) and Councilor Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi) scrambling for the succession. A fine cast delivers the wasp-like dialogue with relish – especially Jason Isaacs as the outspoken General Zhukov – as the veneer of Stalin-imposed stability is erased. Simon wardell

Cricket T20: Oman v Papua New Guinea Sun, 10:30 am, Sky Sports Cricket. Match 1 in the first round of group B.

Premier League football: Everton v West Ham United Sun, 2 p.m., Sky Sports Main Event. Newcastle v Spurs will follow at 4pm.


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