TV tonight: The Outlaws are back – but is Christopher Walken already bowing out? | Television & radio


The Outlaws

9 p.m., BBC One

Stephen Merchant’s comedy returns, picking up just months after the ragtag team of petty criminals help Ben (Gamba Cole) escape the police and a violent gang. But they’re not off the hook just yet, especially as they continue to battle their personal demons. With time to serve their sentences, Lady Gabby (Eleanor Tomlinson) has returned to her old ways, Rani (Rhianne Barreto) has been kicked out of her home and Frank (Christopher Walken) is making plans for when its label will be taken at the stop. Then there’s Supervisor Diane (Jessica Gunning), who joins the gang on a doomed party. Hollie Richardson

The Britain’s Got Talent final

7:30 p.m., TVI

The crowning glory: After a week of live semi-finals – and patriotically ceding its usual Saturday night Jubilee slot – BTG’s 15th season reaches its climax. Of the 10 finalists, a single act will receive £250,000 and a plum spot at the Royal Variety Performance. Graeme Virtue

Top of the line

8 p.m., BBC One

Yet another blokey series – albeit now a little less provocative – celebrates gasoline. Freed from Covid regulations, the guys are on strike. Highlights include a Florida road trip in which Freddie Flintoff tries to bobsled in a Sinclair C5 (it works surprisingly well) and vigorous test drives for some of TV’s best-known police cars. Phil Harrison

On the Black Hill: Reading

8 p.m., BBC Four

Callum Scott Howells (better known as It’s a Sin’s Colin) wraps himself in a woolen scarf to give a lovely outdoor reading of Bruce Chatwin’s 1982 novel On the Black Hill – a story about identical twin brothers who grow up on a farm in rural Wales and never leave home. HOUR


9 p.m., Channel 4

Five teams are left on the run, including hitchhikers Abi and Grace, as well as police officer Sarah Kibble, who is having fun trying to lure hunters to a dinosaur park. It’s the deaf duo Nathan and James that you really support, as they are forced to take public transportation following repeatedly ignored elevator requests. Alexis Duggins

Conversations with friends

10 p.m., BBC 3

Frances (Alison Oliver) and Melissa (Jemima Kirke) have a long, awkward conversation on The Affair over a cup of tea. Later, Frances gets her first short story published – but how will Bobbi (Sasha Lane) react when she finds out it’s about her? Beware of the juicy twist in Tuesday’s finale episode. HOUR

Choice of movies

Radioactive, 9:30 p.m., BBC 2

Sam Riley and Rosamund Pike in Radioactive on BBC Two. Photography: Studiocanal/Laurie Sparham/Allstar

Marjane Satrapi’s eye-catching Marie Curie biopic is as much a story of what her discoveries in radioactivity led to as it is a story of a Polish immigrant in Paris battling prejudice to complete her groundbreaking work. Rosamund Pike brings fierce intelligence to her portrayal of the two-time Nobel Prize-winning scientist, showing us both the stubborn and crippled aspects of her character – but it’s the scenes of atomic bomb testing, radiation therapy and disaster. of Chernobyl that give a broader context to why she lived and died. Simon Wardel

Kubo and the Two Strings, 12:45 p.m., Film4

In this delightful animated fantasy, a one-eyed boy, Kubo (Art Parkinson) – who has the ability to magically bring paper to life – sets out to find his deceased father’s armor in order to defeat his evil grandfather, the moon king. He is aided in his quest by a monkey charm (Charlize Theron) and a samurai-turned-beetle (Matthew McConaughey). Travis Knight’s film is as delicate as the origami created by its hero, with a visual palette inspired by puppetry and Japanese art, but adds kid-friendly comedy as the genius and bickering trio face off against perils on land and sea. SW

Live sports

World Cup play-off final: Wales v Scotland or Ukraine, 4 p.m., ITV Path A play-off final, which takes place at the Cardiff City Stadium.


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