TV tonight: Parkinson’s finest chat show moments

Parkinson at 50

8.30pm, BBC One

Marking the 50th anniversary of the celebrity chat-show that made him a household name, Michael Parkinson delves into the archive to pick out footage of some of his finest interviewees, while his son Mike interviews him about his upbringing as the son of a miner in Barnsley and his route from journalism into television. Highlights include a rare 1971 interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, frosty encounters with Muhammad Ali and a starstruck, flirtatious conversation with actress Lauren Bacall. Ammar Kalia

The Cube for Soccer Aid

8.30pm, ITV

Many of ITV’s more popular formats will be going football-themed for charity this week. And the game show helmed by Phillip Schofield is one of them. Will the claustrophobia and disorientation apparently felt within the cube compare to the experience of taking an important penalty? Phil Harrison

Bettany Hughes’ Treasures Of The World

8.30pm, Channel 4

Historian Bettany Hughes presents this new series exploring the greatest museum-worthy finds of the world, starting in Greece. Hughes alights in Athens to discover why the ancient Greeks are held up as a benchmark of democracy and intellect. AK

Princess Alexandra: The Queen’s Confidant

8.30pm, Channel 5

Like a football manager or mob boss, the Queen maintains a select circle of advisers. In the inner sanctum is, according to this talking heads documentary, 84-year-old Lady Ogilvy, aka Elizabeth’s cousin Alexandra. Royal-watchers chart eight decades of advice and companionship. Jack Seale


9pm, Sky Comedy

Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle’s ingenious high school comedy – where both actors play themselves as teens – screens an hour-long animated special before the second half of season two restarts later in the year. The pair set off on a family trip to Florida, where they tackle the boredom of staying in budget hotels. AK


9.30pm, BBC One

Boy or girl? After the glut of US headlines about gender reveal parties going too heavy on the fireworks and ending in mayhem it was probably only a matter of time before one turned up on Casualty. Staunch copper Ffion also finds herself on the ward – could this be a chance to now reconcile with Jan? Graeme Virtue

Film choice

Summer Holiday, 1.15pm, BBC Two

As a tribute to the late Una Stubbs you could do worse than Cliff Richard’s sunny road movie. Borrowing a double-decker bus, Cliff and friends head for Athens, picking up the likes of love interest Lauri Peters and dancer Stubbs on the sunny way. The hits include Dancing Shoes, Bachelor Boy and the title track. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Championship Football: Derby County v Nottingham Forest 12.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Head to head live from Pride Park.

Athletics: Diamond League Paris 3pm, BBC Two. 12th round of the campaign, held at Stade Sebastien Charlety.

Premier League Football: Liverpool v Chelsea 5pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Top-flight clash from Anfield.