TV tonight: can anyone sing, in only six weeks?

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Anyone Can Sing

8pm, Sky Arts

“My daughter has forbidden me from singing … but in my ears, it sounds marvellous – I sound like Tina Turner.” Relatable 65-year-old Shirley is hoping to be one of the vocally challenged contestants who have six weeks to learn how to sing opera with the help of voice coaches. The end goal: a live performance at the London Coliseum, and a duet with Katherine Jenkins along the way. It’s a glorious, refreshing celebration of those who can’t naturally belt it out like Tina. Hollie Richardson

Glow Up Ireland

8pm, BBC Three

This week’s theme on the colourful makeup contest is film, so the guest judge is Irish-born, Oscar-winning makeup artist Michèle Burke, who has lent her talents to films including Quest for Fire, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Minority Report. The challenge for tonight’s competitors? Creating a look that embodies their worst fear. Ali Catterall

Interior Design Masters
With Alan Carr

9pm, BBC One

This show’s winning formula: Changing Rooms, interspersed with Alan Carr punchlines. Tonight, the design hopefuls head to Salisbury to update stores struggling in an age of online shopping, including a bridal shop set for a New York loft-style transformation. Henry Wong

How to Survive a Pandemic

9pm, Sky Documentaries

This documentary by Oscar-nominated film-maker David France tracks the race to produce a Covid-19 vaccine, using footage shot at the time. It’s discombobulating watching those first weeks of the pandemic from a retrospective perspective. But it’s pretty incredible, too. HR

Storyville: The Earth Is Blue As an Orange

10pm, BBC Four

A striking, timely and at times even surprisingly lighthearted film in the Storyville series, showing how war has an impact on daily family life. Directed by Iryna Tsilyk, it follows single mother Anna and her four children, who experienced Ukraine’s conflict in Donbas in 2020, and sees them create dramatised reconstructions in their home of their experiences. HR


10.30pm, Sky Max

Sarah Kendall’s oddball 1980s-set comedy-drama pulls off a thrilling, almost epic season two finale. An earthquake has hit Newcastle, New South Wales, uncovering the buried body that could put Sammy (Kendall) and her son in jail. But Sammy has alienated everyone, so who’s going to help? Jack Seale

Live sport

Premiership Rugby Cup: Bristol Bears v Gloucester 7.30pm, BT Sport 1. Fifth-round match at Ashton Gate.

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