TV tonight: Sheila Hancock is on sparkling form in a brilliant interview

<span>Photograph: Sam Hotson/BBC Studios</span>
Photograph: Sam Hotson/BBC Studios

Amol Rajan Interviews

7pm, BBC Two

Sheila Hancock is consistently excellent company as she talks Rajan – “Darling” – through a lifetime spent confounding expectations and ignoring gender boundaries. Highlights include wartime reminiscences, an overdue reassessment of her TV comedy work and a fall-alarm bracelet that malfunctions during the interview. Jack Seale

Extraordinary Extensions

8pm, Channel 4

Tinie Tempah returns to his stomping ground of Peckham in south-east London, where “it’s fair to say things have changed a bit”. He meets a tech entrepreneur who invites a graffiti artist to go wild in his Victorian terrace extension. Elsewhere, a couple aim for “retro Scandi” in their modernist 90s home in Essex. Hollie Richardson

The Canary Islands With Jane McDonald

9pm, Channel 5

This sun-kissed travelogue from the cruise-ship veteran seems designed to chase away January blues. This week’s island hop takes her to Fuerteventura; the soul-soothing itinerary includes horse meditation, aloe vera therapy and a cheeky yoga retreat. Graeme Virtue

Based on a True Story

9pm, Sky Max

Another heady double bill of the quirky comedy thriller. After Jessica Alba tweets a scathing critique of the eponymous podcast for its moral depravity, Matt proposes an even more controversial new platform – seeking the advice of serial killers. Ali Catterall

I Literally Just Told You With Jimmy Carr

10pm, Channel 4

A double dose of Carr – 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown is on at 9pm – culminates with the return of his gameshow with a twist. The questions for the four contestants are written during the show and can be about absolutely anything that happens. HR

The Graham Norton Show

10.40pm, BBC One

Gird your loins: Ireland’s top talents, Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott, join Norton to talk about the haunting love story All of Us Strangers. Kingsley Ben-Adir, who plays Bob Marley in a new biopic, is also on the couch, as is Da’Vine Joy Randolph, a star of the charming comedy The Holdovers. HR

Film choice

The Kitchen (Daniel Kaluuya and Kibwe Tavares, 2023), Netflix
Few actors have experienced a rise as meteoric as that of Daniel Kaluuya, who has gone from showy bit-part player to A-list Oscar winner. Now that he is at the top, it’s time for him to branch into directing. The Kitchen, co-directed with Kibwe Tavares, is a futuristic sci-fi about a funeral service worker attempting to leave a London favela. The Kitchen is strikingly designed – part Blade Runner, part District 9 – and brims with rage. You can only wonder at the heights he will hit at a director in years to come. Stuart Heritage