7.30pm Britain’s Got Talent ITV – This lacklustre series reaches the final to discover who will perform for the Royals at the Royal Variety performance.
6.00pm Soccer Aid 2014 ITV – Dermot O’Leary hosts the pre-match build up and the big Soccer Aid match live from Old Trafford. Kirsty Gallacher is with the players as Sam Allardyce and Robbie Williams’ England team of celebrities and footballing legends take on Michael Sheen’s Rest of the World, all in aid of leading children’s charity UNICEF. Famous faces in the England squad include Olly Murs, Jack Whitehall, Stephen Moyer, Paddy McGuinness and Dominic Cooper alongside veteran players Jamie Redknapp, Teddy Sheringham and David Seaman, while the Rest of the World squad features Gordon Ramsay, Sam Worthington, Jeremy Renner, Nicky Byrne, James McAvoy, Patrick Kielty and Adam Richman alongside legends Jaap Stam, Clarence Seedorf and Andriy Shevchenko.
8.00pm Born in the Wild Channel 4 – In this new series, veterinary surgeon Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg explore the wonderful and occasionally weird ways that animals make babies. Each episode explores how a different species – elephants, dolphins, kangaroos and orang-utans – reproduces in a uniquely challenging environment, revealing how they find, fight for and woo a mate; and how they have sex, give birth and raise their young in hostile habitats. In this first episode, Joy and Mark visit Africa to investigate the unique reproduction challenges of the largest animal on land: the elephant.
8.00pm Gail & Me: 40 Years on Coronation Street ITV – Documentary tribute to Helen Worth, whose character Gail has been a major figure in Coronation Street since 1974. Forty years ago, Helen was brought in as a glamorous young character to freshen up the Street with Cheryl Murray, who played Suzie Birchall. Amanda Barrie, who played Alma Halliwell, meets up with Helen in the Street’s cafe and actor Brian Capron, alias Gail’s former husband – and serial killer Richard Hillman – returns to the cobbles to recall the storyline that rocked a nation.
8.30pm David Beckham: Into the Unknown BBC1 – David Beckham takes three of his closest friends on this once in a lifetime experience. Starting with beach footvolley in Rio, the friends travel deep into the Amazon, ending up with the remote Yanonami tribe, with David desperately trying to explain the beautiful game.
9.00pm Road Rage Britain: Caught on Camera ITV – Documentary showcasing video clips and interviews with perpetrators and victims of road rage. In a unique experiment, two cyclists, a London cabbie and a white van man swap their methods of transport to see if they can learn to respect their fellow road users.
10.00pm CCTV: Caught on Camera Channel 4 – Britain is watched by an estimated 5.9 million closed-circuit television cameras. CCTV can offer a unique insight into human nature at its best and – often – at its worst. But who are the people who keep watch of this footage around the clock? And how has CCTV technology advanced to help public authorities protect citizens on the streets? This series meets the surveillance operators who keep an eye on our public spaces and – in some cases – our private homes, and hears their frank insights into what they observe. In this opening episode, the residents of Southampton’s 19 council-owned tower blocks are monitored by CCTV 24 hours a day.
10.30pm The 12-Year Old Shopaholic & Other Big Spending Kids Five – Documentary about kids who live to shop and the parents who grant them their wishes, including a 12-year-old beauty pageant winner, designer-label-aholic and now the proud owner of a pony. The horse’s needs must come first, even if her parents are struggling financially.
10.35pm Traffic Cops BBC1
9.00pm Celebrity Masterchef BBC1 – Celebrities compete in a contest of culinary skill. In the first of the heats, the first batch of five celebrities undertakes three tough challenges in a bid to prove their cookery talent to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. Hoping to show they’ve got what it takes are former supermodel Jodie Kidd, actor Sophie Thompson, author and broadcaster Russell Grant, fashion journalist Susannah Constantine and actor Todd Carty.
9.00pm Street Kid World Cup BBC3 – Series following a group of teenage girls from London who were all brought up in care as they embark on a journey of a lifetime to Brazil and take part in a football tournament that really could make a difference. The Street Child World Cup is made up of the most excluded young people from around the globe – teenagers from the streets or broken homes. We join Team England at home as they don their football boots for the first time and prepare to represent their country, but after their challenging pasts, confidence and commitment don’t come easy. Through their journey we get an idea of what life is like for teenagers in care on the brink of adulthood.
9.00pm New Girl E4 – Series 3 of US Comedy starring Zooey Deschanel.
9.30pm The Mindy Project E4 – In the first episode of series two, Mindy and Casey are adjusting to their new life in Haiti, but their time together is cut short when Mindy falls ill and is airlifted back to New York for emergency surgery. Shulman and Associates welcomes charming new obstetrician/gynaecologist Paul Leotard to the staff. His skills as a sex therapist are soon employed when he offers advice to Danny and Christina.
8.00pm All Star and Mr & Mrs. ITV – Phillip Schofield presents the first edition in a new series of the classic game show in which three celebrity couples battle it out to win.
9.00pm Law & Order UK ITV – Postponed final episode of the recent eighth series.
9.00pm One Born Every Minute Channel 4 – One Born Every Minute returns for a brand new series at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital – home to the busiest maternity unit in the West Country. In the first episode, fourth generation twins make an appearance on the delivery suite, a larger-than-life double act struggle to see the funny side of their extended labour, and an expectant father holds his breath hoping for a boy.
8.00pm Celebrity Masterchef BBC1
9.00pm Britain’s Benefit Tenants Channel 4 – Britain is in the midst of a new crisis, a crisis in the private rented housing market. Competition for social housing is soaring – with renters having to wait for council properties for years on end, they are being forced to turn to the private market. As a consequence, nearly two million people are falling behind on payments or finding rent a constant struggle. There are now more people renting from private landlords than local councils or housing associations. In some areas of the country specialist letting agencies have sprung up, as the middle man between the tenants and the landlords.
10.00pm Cutting Edge: Going to the Dogs Channel 4 – multi-award winning filmmaker Penny Woolcock is reunited with former gang member Dylan Duffus to explore the criminal subculture of the dog fighting world examining our conflicted relationship with animals. Demonised by the media, certain breeds of dog are seen as ‘status symbols’, and some are also trained to fight. Dog fighting has, in recent years, been identified by the police and RSPCA as a growing problem in inner-city areas. In this challenging film Penny engages with those involved in dog fighting and meets academics and historians to question attitudes to blood sports and our treatment of animals as commodities.
10.00pm Stand By Your Man Five – Dating series presented by Brian McFadden and Laura Jackson. Each week, four male contestants compete in challenges designed to reveal their innermost secrets in the hope of winning a date with a woman from the studio audience. At the end of each round, the women pick their favourite man by standing in line closest to the one who has most bowled them over.