Search for 2024’s Landscape Artist of the Year continues


Pick of the day: Landscape Artist of the Year 2024

8pm, Sky Arts

In the latest round of the landscape painting contest, eight contestants find themselves parking their easels at Liverpool’s historic docks. Unless they choose to turn their backs on them (as one of them indeed does), their view is of the grand Edwardian architecture of the so-called Three Graces – the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. Presenter Stephen Mangan and esteemed judge Tai Shan Schierenberg gets into the Mersey swing of things by wearing some colourful Sgt Pepper-style Beatles jackets and making numerous Fab Four puns.

Match of the Day Live: Africa Cup Of Nations

4.30pm, BBC Two

For many British football fans, awareness of the continent-wide tournament currently unfolding in Ivory Coast might extend only to those African players currently missing from their favourite Premier League teams. For those with a less parochial interest, here’s the live opening semi-final.

Murder in Mayfair

9pm, BBC Two

In 2008, 23-year-old Norwegian student Martine Vik Magnussen was raped and murdered in a flat near Mayfair, central London. Hours after her death, the only suspect in the case, Farouk Abdulhak, the son of a Yemeni billionaire, fled from the UK to Yemen. The pair had been classmates at a London business school and Martine was last seen leaving a nightclub with him. In a repeat of last year’s documentary, reporter Nawal Al-Maghafi meets Martine’s father and the British detective leading the still continuing investigation, and also attempts to track down Abdulhak to hear his version of events.

BBC Special Correspondent, Nawal Al-Maghafi with Martine Vik Magnussen’s father, Odd Petter Magnussen in Murder in Mayfair (Photo: BBC/Needtoknow Productions/Bard Gundersen)

Johnny Vegas: Carry on Glamping

9pm, Channel 4

You have to admire Johnny Vegas’s patient, good-humoured assistant Bev, as the comedian continues his hectic chase around Britain searching for a new glamping site and vintage vehicles to put in it. In the latest instalment, his plans at his dream location, Melbourne Hall in Derbyshire, stall because of planning issues, although it may be possible to operate as a month-long pop-up site. Meanwhile, Vegas plans to become ordained as a Jedi wedding minister and Stu, who is working on the Puma, has crisis talks about the host’s vision for the old helicopter.

Finders Keepers

9pm, Channel 5

Viewers wondering just when Martin (Neil Morrissey) was going to finally confess all to his wife Anne (Fay Ripley), that moment has come as writer Dan Sefton’s lightly enjoyable detectorist crime drama comes to a conclusion. Anne duly hatches a cunning plan to save her family and bring Josh home.

Play for Today

10pm, BBC Four

Dramatist Bill Craig’s 1976 adaptation of a trilogy of loosely linked stories by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, set in a Scottish east coast farming community during the interwar years, helped to restore Gibbon’s reputation as one of Scotland’s finest writers (he had died young in 1935). Among the more familiar faces are those of Bill Fraser (Rumpole of the Bailey) and Porridge’s Fulton Mackay, while the trilogy is also noted for containing BBC Scotland’s first-ever nude scene.

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