TV tonight: a new series of Bake Off, that’s exactly what we’re kneading | Television


The Great British Bake Off

8 p.m., Channel 4

A new round of Bake Off is exactly what the nation is kneading (sorry, that’s too easy). Among this year’s 12 nominees: Carole with the cotton candy hair, nuclear scientist James and, last but not least, the yeast, salsa-dancing and self-confessed space nerd, Abdul. First, it’s cake week: bakers must serve up 12 mini cakes, the perfect sponge cake and – oddly – ​​a signature cake inspired by a house close to their hearts. As usual, Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding are hosting, while Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood are judging. Hollie Richardson

Storyville: Gorbachev. heaven

9 p.m., BBC Four

How painfully symbolic that the architect of glasnost dies at this moment: hero of the west; traitor in his own country. In this intimate but wintry 2020 documentary, director Vitaly Mansky discovers the loner 91-year-old Gorbachev in an empty house in Moscow – at once gnomic, ironic and (understandably) suspicious. A quietly moving portrait. Ali Catterall

Irma Vep

9 p.m., Atlantic Sky

Seductive meta… Alicia Vikander in Irma Vep. Photography: HBO

The penultimate episode of Olivier Assayas’ alluring meta-series is upon us. With duct tape literally holding Cynthia Keng’s final scenes together, Mira (Alicia Vikander) harnesses her newfound powers as Irma Vep to do some serious eavesdropping. She also saves her director René from his own torment. Danielle DeWolfe

Hotel First dates

9:30 p.m., Channel 4

Twins Bethany and Shannon check into a hotel looking for love tonight because dating a sibling isn’t weird at all. Annie is also looking for love in Italy – which happens to be the last place she went with her ex-wife. HOUR

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards

10 p.m., Sky Max

With 25 nominations, how many Succession awards will he win tonight? Or will new racers such as Yellowjackets, Hacks and Squid Game be racing for the wins? Kenan Thompson – of Saturday Night Live fame – hosts TV’s biggest event. HOUR

Trip Hazard by Rosie Jones

10:30 p.m., Channel 4

Abseiling from the national lift tower, anyone? It’s not the best start for Rosie Jones’ Northamptonshire tour with this week’s guest Lady Leshurr – who is terrified of heights. To warm up, they take a microlight flight which is “essentially a motorcycle under a handkerchief”. HOUR

Choice of movies

Rock on… Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Rock on… Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Photo: Paramount Pictures/Lucasfilm/Allstar

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981), 9 p.m., Movie4
A daily dose of Indy movies begins with Steven Spielberg’s original (and by far the best) historical adventure. Harrison Ford dons the hat and the whip as a traveling archeology professor/treasure hunter for a dizzying thread of Nazis, hidden loot and giant rolling stones that wouldn’t look out of place in a matinee doubleheader Karen Allen is much more than a damsel in distress as Marion, Jones’ love interest, while John Williams’ rousing score is icing on the cake. Simon Wardel

Live sports

Women’s T20 Cricket: England v India 5:30 p.m., BBC Two. The second match, at the County Ground in Derby; the third is Thursday, 6 p.m., Sky Sports Cricket.

UEFA Champions League football: Liverpool v Ajax 7 p.m., BT Sport. Sporting Lisbon v Tottenham is on BT Sport 4 at 5pm.


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