TV Tonight: With more architectural wonders, Kevin McCloud is back


Grand Designs9pm, Channel 4Kevin McCloud is back, this time with added risk due to the coronavirus pandemic, for a new episode of the architectural schadenfreude show.

Kevin follows the plan of former Army Captain Justin in tonight’s first episode to turn an abandoned cemetery caretaker’s house in London into a gigantic home with a £ 1.8 million swimming pool – all within a few feet of the nearest headstone. Of course, the budget soon spirals out of control, and with what lies underneath, his ambitious plan to dig out the basement can run into trouble.

Ammar KaliaThis Farming Life8pm, BBC Two As you watch hard-working father and daughter Frank and Georgia care for a hundred newborn goats as Storm Ciara hits Cumbria, all romantic conceptions of life on a farm are shattered.

Meanwhile, Joyce and her sheepdog are attempting to lead a stray ewe to safety in the north of Scotland. Hannah VerdierThe Reality About Improving The Immune System9pm, BBC OneSales of “superfoods,” vitamin supplements, and any snake oil that is supposed to improve immunity to skyrocket have been triggered by our covital health scares.

But is any of it working? Dr. Ronx Ikharia looks at the new scientific studies and makes some practical recommendations. Ellen E. JonesThe Thames: The Greatest River of Britain With Tony Robinson9pm, Channel 5The Thames takes a long time to get to London, and in this new season, Tony Robinson does the same. Before following the river along its 200-mile length and meeting some of the people who rely upon it, he begins at the source, a pure spring in a Gloucestershire field. The Royal Palace Secrets of Phil Harrison Lucy Worsley 9pm, BBC Four Everyone’s favorite historical costume curator presents this display that examines how three British palaces each played a role in shaping the monarchy and the country. We begin at the Tower of London, Britain’s oldest palace, before moving on to Hampton Court and Kensington Palace.

In this casual sitcom about newlyweds Mike and Rio, who – in a prescient Covid-era decision – plan to move from hectic New York to rural Nebraska, AKBless This Mess9pm, FoxLake Bell and Dax Shepard star in this casual sitcom.

Mike learns in this first episode that he has inherited the farm of his great-aunt and sets out to renovate it.

AKFilm SelectionGoldfinger (Guy Hamilton, 1964), 6:45 p.m., ITV4 In this third James Bond film, the late Sean Connery was in his manly prime.

The film is full of golden moments: watching him drive cool in his stunning Aston Martin DB5 around alpine hairpin curves; dallying with Pussy Galore of Honor Blackman; and the spy games with wily Auric Goldfinger of Gert Frobe. PJHLive SportsSouth American soccer: 10:15 p.m., BBC iPlayer/BBC website, Boca Juniors vs. Santos. Two continental giants clash in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores semifinal. French soccer: 6 p.m. Nantes v Rennes, BT Sport 1.

Action from the Stade de la Beaujoire in Ligue 1. 7:30 p.m., Sky Sports Main Game, followed by St-Etienne v PSG at 8 p.m. EFL Cup soccer: Man Utd v Man City. An all-manchester affair is the second semifinal.


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