TV tonight: more filthy rich backstabbing with the return of Billions

Ammar Kalia, Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Jack Seale and Paul Howlett
·3-min read

Billions
9pm, Sky Atlantic

Ruthless arch-capitalist Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) returns for a fifth season of Gordon Gekko-inspired extravagance and backstabbing. After last season’s finale saw Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) forced back to work for Axelrod, tonight’s opening double bill finds investigator Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) recruiting her for secret information on Axelrod’s suspected illegal bitcoin mining. Meanwhile, Chuck’s ex-wife Wendy (Maggie Siff) gets used to her new life alone. Filmed pre-Covid, this is an escapist drama to sink into. Ammar Kalia

Diana: The Truth Behind the Interview
9pm, Channel 4

It was probably the moment when, two years before her death, Diana, Princess of Wales sealed her role as tragic heroine in the national soap opera that is the Windsor family. But how did her explosive Panorama interview with Martin Bashir come about? This doc hears from the insiders. Phil Harrison

There’s Something About Movies
9pm, Sky One

Alan Carr brings a new series of his chaotic film-themed quiz, featuring returning team captains Michael Sheen and Jennifer Saunders. This week they are joined by celebrity guests Gemma Arterton, Jonathan Ross and Guz Khan to test their knowledge on big screen debacles. AK

Minority Report
9pm, Fox

Steven Spielberg’s bleak sci-fi thriller about predicting crime ahead of time got a shortlived TV sequel in 2015 (now making its belated UK debut). Set 10 years after the movie, it sees one of the sheltered “pre-cogs” secretly team up with a driven local cop to thwart future murders in Washington DC. Graeme Virtue

The Noughties
10pm, BBC Two

The age of nostalgia is upon us as Angela Scanlon fronts this lighthearted show looking back on the first decade of the new millennium, with the help of comedians Ellie Taylor and Geoff Norcott. We open on the year 2000 as the trio reminisce about their Y2K bug fears and Kylie’s endless spinning around. AK

Love Life
10.45pm, BBC One

This drama hits all the expected beats too exactly, but it’s well performed, particularly by Anna Kendrick in the lead. A closing triple bill begins with a horribly authentic portrayal of an old best pal (Zoë Chao) who is partying through her pain, doesn’t want to be helped, and has become a liability. Jack Seale

Film choice

Sister Act, 4.15pm, Sky Cinema Greats The exuberant Whoopi Goldberg stars in this energetic farce about a nightclub singer hiding out from Harvey Keitel’s mob in a convent; Mother Superior Maggie Smith (and they don’t come more superior than Maggie) recruits her to jazz up the house choir, and soon they’re belting out 60s soul classics. Followed by its sequel at 6pm. Paul Howlett

Sport

Indian Premier League Cricket: Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore 3pm, Sky Sports Main Event. T20 match from Abu Dhabi.

Champions League Football: Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk 5.30pm, BT Sport 1. Group B match coverage.

Championship Football: Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Clash from Hillsborough.