﹛﹛This make-do-and-mend football season comes to a suitably topsy-turvy conclusion with last year＊s postponed European championships. Turkey vs Italy is the opening match, with Turkey looking for a better showing than 2016, when they failed to qualify for the last 16. Italy, runners-up in 2012, have former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini leading them to a major tournament for the first time, following their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Gary Lineker presents from Stadio Olimpico in Rome (kick-off is at 8pm), while analysis comes from the ex-international trio of Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Thierry Henry.
﹛﹛9pm, BBC Two
﹛﹛Summer is here at last, and at Longmeadow, Monty Don turns his attention to containers, planting them up for drama and summer colour in the jewel garden and showing us how to re-pot citrus plants. Meanwhile in Hampshire, Joe Swift meets the designer of an award-winning contemporary garden to explore the techniques and the plants she has used to seamlessly integrate both house and garden.
﹛﹛9pm, Channel 5
﹛﹛The broadcaster and journalist returns with his guide to works of art so famous that some people might sneer at the series＊ back-to-basics approach, but Andrew Marr manages to find interesting angles as he starts with Claude Monet＊s Water Lilies series. Surrounded by the canvases in the Mus谷e de l＊Orangerie in Paris (※the Sistine Chapel of Impressionism§), Marr explores the remarkable story behind the once-derided 250-strong cycle of huge flower paintings created at Monet＊s home in Giverny over a 30-year period.
﹛﹛Great Paintings of the World with Andrew Marr (Photo: Channel 5/Lambent Productions)
﹛﹛9pm, BBC Four
﹛﹛George O＊Dowd and his best-selling 1980s band take over BBC4 for the evening, starting with this show, recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Boy George And Culture Club: Karma To Calamity (at 10pm) recalls an earlier, failed attempt to reunite the band and record new music, while Boy George＊s 1970s: Save Me from Suburbia (at 11pm) is George＊s richly entertaining look back at how the decade moulded him.
﹛﹛9pm, Sky One
﹛﹛The penultimate episode and everybody＊s still after the coordinates for Arcadia 每 Ash (Savannah Steyn) trying to spring Emma Grieves from the Commonworld prison where Emma is being interrogated in what looks like a giant Dyson vacuum cleaner. There is also a big poker game in town, with a first prize of (you guessed it) the coordinates to Arcadia, but which offers the best odds? Elsewhere, Candy (Poldark＊s Eleanor Tomlinson) continues her self-administered cold turkey and Drew asks Genevieve on a date.
﹛﹛10.55pm, BBC One
﹛﹛One of the most depressing TV memories of the first lockdown was Save Our Summer With Peter Crouch 每 no fault of the presenters (Crouch, Maya Jama and Alex Horne), who did their best adapting what was meant to be a post-match, comedy support show for the Euros 2020, but were on a hiding to nothing once they were deprived of their raison d＊etre. Anyway, here is what was meant to be, complete with celebrity guests and interviews with players.
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﹛﹛9pm, Channel 4
﹛﹛The Hollywood star-turned-Monaco princess is one of the few non-Windsors who regularly makes it into the schedules＊ Saturday-night royal documentaries slot. This particular film features previously unseen home-movie footage from the archives of the Principality of Monaco that capture her home life. Grace＊s son Prince Albert of Monaco is among the contributors.
﹛﹛10.15am, BBC One
﹛﹛For the second year running, the traditional ceremony to mark the Queen＊s official birthday will be a scaled-down event taking place not in central London but at Windsor Castle, and this time featuring troops ※who played an integral role in the NHS＊s Covid response§. Highlights can be seen on BBC Two at 8pm.
﹛﹛1.15pm, BBC One
﹛﹛Wales vs Switzerland (kick-off 2pm). Gabby Logan presents the opening Group A fixture for both sides, from Baku in Azerbaijan (go figure). Wales are entering their second consecutive European Championship, having never previously qualified before their memorable debut in 2016, when Chris Coleman＊s side made it to the semi-finals before succumbing to Cristiano Ronaldo＊s Portugal.
﹛﹛Grace Kelly: Lost Tapes of a Princess (Photo: Channel 4/InstitutAudiovisuelMonaco)
﹛﹛Belgium vs Russia (kick-off 8pm). Coverage of both sides＊ opening Group B match, at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Roberto Martinez＊s Belgium enter this tournament as one of the favourites, with stars including Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois and (hopefully fully recovered from injury) Kevin De Bruyne among their ranks.
﹛﹛9pm, BBC Two
﹛﹛The former Genesis drummer/singer has been reclaimed by Gen Z and is now uber-hip 每 which surely not too many could have seen coming. It was the drum fill on his 1981 debut solo single ※In the Air Tonight§ that has led to the star＊s reclamation by a young generation of music fans. This trawl of the archives includes an appearance on the decidedly unhip Two Ronnies along with his various Top of the Pops visits.
﹛﹛9.25pm, BBC One
﹛﹛Holby City may be on death row, but don＊t expect the BBC to axe Holby＊s parent programme, which continues to get ever more inventive with its accident-of-the-week. Tonight＊s involves a young mother working on a construction site who has secretly brought her baby into work with her. She conceals the infant in an old shed 每 one due to be demolished＃
﹛﹛Casualty (Photo: BBC)
﹛﹛10.45pm, BBC Four
﹛﹛Older readers may well remember being caned by their teachers, a practice that began to be frowned upon only in the 70s. This 2012 Timeshift documentary looks at the history of corporal punishment in Britain, from public floggings in the 17th century to a 1964 TV documentary about Eton College. ※The only useful thing I learnt at Eton,§ says one old boy, ※was to take a beating.§
﹛﹛1pm, BBC One
﹛﹛England vs Croatia (kick-off 2pm). Here we go, then. Gary Lineker presents coverage of the opening Group D fixture from Wembley Stadium. This is, of course, a repeat of the famous World Cup semi-final from 2018, when Croatia broke English hearts and defeated Gareth Southgate＊s men 2-1 after extra time in Moscow.
﹛﹛Netherlands vs Ukraine (kick-off 8pm). All the action from the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.
﹛﹛The Dutch are historically one of the strongest countries in this tournament, but they failed to qualify for Euro 2016, and didn＊t make it out of their group in 2012. Ukraine, meanwhile, qualified with an undefeated record, conceding only four goals in eight games. It looks tight, in short.
﹛﹛9pm, BBC One
﹛﹛Jimmy McGovern has neatly entwined an unremittingly hard look at the reality of our prisons with two compelling human dramas 每 that of Sean Bean＊s meek, guilt-ridden teacher, doing time for drink-driving manslaughter, and Stephen Graham＊s compromised prison officer. Teacher Mark (Bean) now starts paying the price for not fighting back against the resident bully, while warder Eric (Graham) reluctantly starts bringing illegal drugs into his workplace to secure the safety of his son, as two essentially decent men are brought low by their bestial surroundings.
﹛﹛Time (Photo: BBC/James Stack)
﹛﹛9pm, BBC Two
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﹛﹛In the latest of his compilations, Professor Brian Cox deals with gravity, revealing it to be far more than just the force that makes things fall to the ground. He revisits his previous programmes, including being first on the scene to meet a capsule returning three astronauts from the International Space Station, and demonstrating how a bowling ball and feather fall at the same speed in the largest vacuum chamber in the world.
﹛﹛9pm, Channel 4
﹛﹛After years of having been licensed to needle, insult and scream in the faces of the brave souls who volunteered for this reality endurance show, it seems Ant Middleton overstepped the mark with his tweets about Black Lives Matter and coronavirus, so the channel and the former SAS man have now parted company and this will be the last series. Back on the Scottish island of Raasay, it＊s the final, interrogation round for the remaining seven contestants.
﹛﹛9pm, BBC Four
﹛﹛BBC Four＊s controversial new role as an ※archive channel§ (wall-to-wall repeats, in other words) does at least give us another chance to catch fascinating documentaries. Here, the historian Dr Janina Ramirez tells the story of the first book written in English by a woman, Revelations of Divine Love by the medieval mystic and anchoress Julian of Norwich. The book was written in 1373 and presents an alternative viewpoint on man＊s relationship with God, which led to it being suppressed for more than 500 years.
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