TV tonight: a foxtrot to the EastEnders theme tune? It can only be a Strictly special
Strictly Come Dancing: Celebrating BBC 100
6.40pm, BBC One
It’s a BBC centenary extravaganza tonight. James Bye, who plays Martin Fowler in EastEnders, will dance the foxtrot with Amy Dowden to the soap’s theme tune. Helen Skelton and Gorka Márquez, meanwhile, will do a charleston to the Blue Peter music. Watch to see the lucky pair dancing to … err, Casualty’s opening titles! Hollie Richardson
Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel
5.40pm, BBC One
Mr Marmite himself is back with his big wheel of celebrities and their chosen subjects to help contestants win big cash. Kicking off the series, tonight’s game has Anton Du Beke on musicals, Josie Gibson on the West Country, Iain Stirling on Love Island, Kadeena Cox on athletics, Nigel Ng on Asian food, Tony Blackburn on rock’n’roll and Emma Barnett on women. Except, the first spin sees Emma needing to help answer a question on Iain’s subject – a reality show she’s never seen before. HR
9pm, Channel 4
A chancellor who lasted four days fewer than David Blaine did in a perspex box. A foot fetishist revealed in House of the Dragon. A 2022 Mercury prize winner finally announced. Broadcast a day later than usual just for this week, there’s a lot for our favourite armchair critics to chew on. HR
9pm, BBC Four
The hunt for murderous sociopath Tom Kerr continues as the second season of this taut Norwegian thriller continues. Detectives Wisting and Stiller are fighting on multiple fronts: is Kerr coercing his victims or simply manipulating them? And who is leaking sensitive material about the case to the press? Phil Harrison
Later – With Jools Holland
9.55pm, BBC Two
Hipster dads in their 40s are well catered for as Holland welcomes Suede – whose rocked-up ninth album, Autofiction, regularly sounds like the Fall – and Hot Chip as headliners. They’re flanked by Billy Nomates, previously a Sleaford Mods collaborator but now solo, and two Later newbies: cellist Abel Selaocoe and singer-songwriter Debbie. Jack Seale
The Jonathan Ross Show
Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer (currently doing the media rounds), model and actor Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Olympian Kelly Holmes join Ross for a natter tonight. Live music comes from Arctic Monkeys. HR
Queen of Katwe, 10am, BBC Two
Chess has long been used in fiction as a metaphor for life – The Queen’s Gambit being the most recent example – and in Mira Nair’s compelling fact-based drama it is set against the hard-scrabble reality of growing up in a slum in Kampala, Uganda. Ten-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) has a prodigious talent for the game and, under the guidance of teacher Robert (David Oyelowo), gets a glimpse of the opportunities success could bring. But is that a realistic prospect, when her mother (Lupita Nyong’o) is struggling to keep the family afloat? Simon Wardell
Wendell & Wild, out now, Netflix
Coraline creator Henry Selick’s penchant for the morbid side of life is given free rein in this highly entertaining animated fantasy, with the assistance of Jordan Peele as co-writer and voice actor. Lyric Ross plays Kat, rebellious 13-year-old orphan and, it transpires, “hell maiden” to the titular demons (Keegan-Michael Key and Peele, bringing all their comic double act skills into play). The duo are desperate to get to the land of the living, and Kat is to be their conduit. A refreshingly modern take on its fairytale set-up added to Selick’s eye for exquisite detail makes repeat viewing all but essential. SW
Premier League Football: Nottingham Forest v Liverpool, 11.30am, BT Sport 1 From the City Ground. Followed by Chelsea v Man Utd at 5pm on Sky Sports Main Event.
Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup: England v Afghanistan, 11.30am, Sky Sports Main Event England, led by Jos Butler (pictured above) kick off their campaign at the Optus Stadium, Perth. Their second Group 1 match against Australia is on Friday at 8.30am.
Men’s Rugby League World Cup: England v France, 4.30pm, BBC Two The Group A encounter at the University of Bolton Stadium.
Women’s Rugby Union World Cup: England v South Africa, 5.15am, ITV The final Pool C encounter at Waitakere Stadium, Auckland.