TV tonight: another day for Detective Ralph Little in paradise


Death in Paradise9pm, BBC OneRalph In his role as DI Neville Parker, Little returns to the picturesque island of Saint Marie in the 10th season of this fan-favorite crime drama.

Another day, another murder, and this time it’s the turn of Melanie Sharpe (Eleanor Fanyinka), a bad TV presenter, who’s found dead in her tub. The main suspect is the chief host of her show, Garfield Tourné (Patrick Robinson), but personal issues, including Neville’s police station sick house syndrome, hamper the team’s attempts to solve the case.

Did the title come before the idea? Ammar KaliaPooch Perfect8pm, BBC One It doesn’t matter, because thanks to Sheridan Smith’s passion and a group of fur balls who set out to find the best dog groomers in the UK, dog lovers are in for a treat.

You’ve found the perfect show here, if you ever wanted to know how to blow-dry a Shih-Tzu. Hannah VerdierSaving Lives at Sea8pm, BBC Two The tales of RNLI volunteer teams around the UK continue to pump adrenaline. In the Solent, after seeing nothing for hours, a lost kitesurfer is hunted for and search teams expect the worst, while in Chiswick, the stressed crew must go out to save nine lives on the Thames.

The Incredible Spaces of AKGeorge Clarke8pm, Channel 4New season of the show that turns the under-stairs closet of the Dursleys into, well, if not exactly Hogwarts, then a fabulous place to live, work and play. Tonight: a couple converting an old fire truck into a bar for the fire department to raise money; and a guy building a shepherd’s hut.

Ali CatterallClosing Gambit8.20pm, PBSSchess grandmasters and experts remember the 1978 World Championship, when Soviet poster boy Anatoly Karpov was challenged by defector Viktor Korchnoi. The match went down to the wire, but not before degenerating into a farce of KGB hypotheses and allegations. Jimmy Carr presents the spin-off show of his annual all-encompassing quiz, with celebrity contestants including comedians Rob Beckett, Roisin Conaty, Nish Kumar, Katherine Ryan and Rob Brydon, plus Oti Mabuse from Strictly. Jack Seale Big Fat Quiz of Everything9pm, Channel 4 As chaotic as ever, the questions and rivalries are.

AKFilm SelectionThe Holding Room2:10 p.m., During the American Civil War, revisionist Western director Daniel Barber of Film4British pits tough women against wild men on an isolated homestead.

Sisters Augusta and Louise (Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld) and their slave Crazy (Muna Otaru) are forced to face up to a few marauding soldiers of the Union who sneak up against them. Australian soccer: Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC 8AM, BT Sport 1. Paul HowlettLive Sport Women’s Dolphin Oval play. Cricket: 10am Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars, BT Sport 2. Carrara T20 match.PGA Tour golf: 11pm Sentry Champions Tournament, Sky Sports Main Event.

Coverage of Day 1 from Hawaii.


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