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TV tonight: relive Paul Simon’s rousing Graceland anniversary concert

Paul Simon: Under African Skies

8:00 p.m., Sky Arts

In 2011, Paul Simon commemorated the 25th anniversary of his Grammy-winning album Graceland with a concert in South Africa, alongside musical talents such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mike Makhalemele, Ray Phiri, Youssou N’Dour and Bakithi Kumalo. This film showcases that event, along with an exploration of the album’s significance and the backlash it received for allegedly breaking a UN cultural boycott. Holly Richardson

Alan Carr’s Epic Game Show

19:00, ITV

It’s another round of Play Your Cards Right tonight. For those unfamiliar with the Bruce Forsyth classic: Four couples try to guess the next card in the deck by shouting “Higher!” or low!” There are also questions to answer, including one about a five-star luxury nudist resort. HOUR

Lost Treasures of Rome

19:00, Channel 4

As this fascinating series continues to follow incredible Roman excavations, the Golden House, a vast palace built in the 1st century AD. C., is the next buried treasure to be unearthed. As archaeologists begin to dig, questions arise: why was he buried? And what can his ill fate tell us about the notorious Emperor Nero? HOUR

A Royal Guide to: Properties

20:00, Channel 4

With so many palaces, mansions and country retreats, it’s easy to imagine the Queen and her clan livening up Christmas gatherings playing custom Monopoly with royal estates. As this cozy documentary thread continues, royal watchers reveal what goes on behind the lavish curtains of heaps like St James’s Palace and Holyroodhouse. Graeme Virtue

Duran Duran: Radio 2 in Concert

9:00 p.m., BBC Two

The Wild Boys of uber-glamorous ’80s pop have become respectable statesmen of British music. On their most recent album, Future Past, they collaborated with Graham Coxon and Lykke Li. In this 2021 show at the BBC Radio Theatre, newer cuts air alongside classics like Notorious and Hungry Like the Wolf. Phil Harrison

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under

22:30, BBC Three

In the first of this week’s Overseas Drag Races, the queens of Oz are divided into two groups, and each must bring the drama with a performance of the prison-based dramedy Caged Queens. HOUR

choice of movie

Good luck Apple TV+

Bob (voiced by Simon Pegg) and Sam Greenfield (voiced by Eva Noblezada) in Luck on Apple TV+. Photography: Apple TV+

This charming family animation from Peggy Holmes follows 18-year-old orphan Sam (voiced by Eva Noblezada), who has a cheerful disposition but is comically, almost preternaturally accident-prone. He then meets Bob, a talking black cat (Simon Pegg), and is transported to his magical land where good and bad luck are created, but humans are not allowed. The plot really kicks off when Sam loses Bob’s lucky penny and must pose as a giant goblin to find it, in a world of German unicorns and bunnies in hazmat suits. There are echoes of Pixar’s Inside Out here, as the film presents kid-friendly points about fortune, family, and friendship under the guise of a colorful adventure. Simon Wardell

Barbarella, 7.30am, Sky Cinema Cult Classics

Stemming from a French erotic sci-fi comic that was a product of the sexual liberation of the 1960s, this fantasy has become a solid cult hit. However, her sex-obsessed story of space agent Barbarella (a Jane Fonda play) searching for a missing scientist named Durand-Durand is so preposterous that its creator, Roger Vadim (Fonda’s then-husband), surely thought for the classic state of the camp from the off. Featuring killer dolls, a blind angel, and the orgasm-inducing Excessive Machine, each scene revels in glorious psychedelic excess. SOUTHWEST

blue steel, 23:05, Cinema4

Jamie Lee Curtis in Blue Steel.
Jamie Lee Curtis in Blue Steel. Photography: Vestron Pictures/Allstar

Kathryn Bigelow has always had an interest in exploring traditionally masculine domains. In this twisted 1990 thriller, she’s focused on two: the police and Wall Street. This time, the cop is a woman, Megan, Jamie Lee Curtis’s rookie, who shoots an armed robber on her first day in uniform and is suspended when her gun can’t be found. But that’s because a witness, cocky financial trader Eugene (Ron Silver), has taken him away. Not knowing who he is, Megan begins dating him and a power play with a core fetish develops between them as the latent psycho side of her emerges. SOUTHWEST

live sport

Premier League Football: Fulham v Liverpool, 11.30am, BT Sport 1 From Craven Cottage. Followed by Everton v Chelsea on Sky Sports Main Event at 5pm

Football Championship: Norwich v Wigan, Midday, Sky Sports Main Event Carrow Road league action.

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