Sunday 24 April
Rugby Union: England v Eire
BBC Two, 11.45am
England, one eye firmly on October’s World Cup, have been imperious as far as they bid for his or her third successive Girls’s Six Nations Grand Slam. Eire recovered from defeats to Wales and France to beat Italy within the third spherical of matches, however England ought to have greater than sufficient at Welford Highway (kick-off midday) to arrange a titanic winner-takes-all conflict towards France in Bayonne subsequent weekend. On Saturday, Scotland head to Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma, to face Italy in a possible wood spoon playoff – either side are nonetheless searching for their first win of this 12 months’s match (BBC Scotland/iPlayer, 7.15pm). GO
Components 1: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
Sky F1, 12.30pm; Channel 4, 6.30pm
We’re solely three races into the 2022 season, but Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen each lie greater than 40 factors adrift of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc within the Drivers’ Championship. An early blip or an indication of issues to come back? We’ll know extra after this fourth race, on the Imola Circuit, Italy – which occurs to be the house of Ferrari. Forza. GO
Our Altering Planet
BBC One, 7pm
A two-part documentary marks the launch of an formidable seven-year BBC mission, during which half a dozen well-known presenters monitor six of the planet’s most endangered ecosystems and meet native folks making an attempt to reset the steadiness. First up, we discover Steve Backshall having a moderately pretty time swimming with big manta rays within the crystal-clear waters that encompass the Maldives within the Indian Ocean. It seems like paradise, however after all there’s hassle there, too, because the coral reefs that encompass and defend the islands, and supply house to a unprecedented wealth of marine life, are among the many ecosystems most underneath menace from world warming.
Additionally as regards to warming, Chris Packham heads to the not-so-frozen north to provide viewers a way of the surprising charge at which Iceland’s glaciers are at present melting. And in Cambodia, Ella Al-Shamahi introduces viewers to “the Amazon of Asia”, the Cardamom Mountains rainforest, whose unrivalled richness of biodiversity is underneath menace from poachers and traffickers. She additionally stories on how the development of dams alongside the Mekong – constructed to profit rising city populations – is wreaking havoc on wildlife and fishing communities. GO
Julia Roberts and Sean Penn head a stellar forged on this drama trying again on the Watergate scandal that toppled President Richard Nixon. It centres on the “insane however shockingly true” story of Martha Mitchell (Roberts), spouse of Legal professional Basic John Mitchell (Penn), whose involvement in exposing the scandal brought on her personal life to unravel spectacularly. GO
Following on from final 12 months’s brief sequence, John Simm returns in 4 extra two-hour variations of Peter James’s bestselling crime novels that includes Brighton-based detective Roy Grace. This opener will get issues off to a different grisly begin as Grace involves consider that two not-obviously linked deaths are the work of the identical sadistic serial killer. GO
BBC One, 9pm
Having arrange house collectively, Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) encourages Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle) to launch a appeal offensive. And whereas the arrival of the railway in Yorkshire piques Lister’s enterprise curiosity, it’s not lengthy earlier than she’s distracted by one other dilemma – a broken-heart plea from Mariana (Lydia Leonard) to go to. GO
The Intercourse Lives of School Women
This HBO faculty comedy doesn’t break a lot new floor however it doesn’t have to, with dialogue that’s as sharp because the performances, and actual coronary heart. Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Renee Rapp and Alyah Chanelle Scott shine as 4 freshmen college students at a New England faculty, residing away from house for the primary time and decided to benefit from their freedom. GO
Brothers in Dance: Anthony and Kel Matsena
BBC 4, 10pm
The BBC’s ongoing Younger Dancer 2022 competitors (7pm) has turned Sunday evenings into dance night time on BBC 4. This movie seems at how Swansea-based brothers Anthony and Kel Matsena, two of probably the most in-demand rising artists on the UK dance scene, are making their mark by combining their shared ardour for dance and theatre into a particular fashion. GO
Falklands: Island of Secrets and techniques
Amid a rash of movies commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the Falklands Struggle, Marcel Theroux and director Jon Blair forged a moderately darker mild on the islands, investigating the suspected homicide of a younger soldier and historic sexual abuse allegations that hang-out the British Abroad Territory. GO
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) ★★
Going again to a dinosaur-infested island continues to be a foul thought on this rickety franchise potboiler, directed by the often reliable JA Bayona (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls), right here sadly on Spielberg-cribbing autopilot. Half eco-disaster thriller, half spooky mansion creep-’em-up, this feels considerably half-formed at occasions however advantages from the numerous star energy of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Journey the Excessive Nation (1962) ★★★★
The movie that put Hollywood maverick Sam Peckinpah on the map. Solely his second function, it re-examined the basic Western, depicting the ultimate journey of two ageing gunfighters (Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott) as they traipse by means of the dying embers of the frontier age. The entertaining motion is underpinned by the boys’s regretful ruminations. A masterclass in Peckinpah’s unobtrusive film-making, and an indication of issues to come back.
Passengers (2016) ★★
Channel 4, 11pm
Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star on this claustrophobic sci-fi drama, whereby a technical malfunction causes Jim (Pratt) to awaken from his sound stasis-sleep on a spaceship travelling to colonise a brand new planet, 90 years earlier than the ship is because of arrive at its vacation spot. Desperately searching for some type of companionship, he wakes Aurora (Lawrence). The romance is clumsy, however the area pictures are shiny and artfully carried out.
Monday 25 April