Gareth Southgate’s England face Hungary in World Cup Group I qualifier
Pick of the day: Live World Cup
7:15 p.m., ITV
Was England really on the verge of becoming European champion? This summer’s tournament now seems like a dream, as Gareth Southgate’s men step into reality at Puskás Aréna in Budapest for this World Cup Group I qualifier against Hungary. They will look to bounce back with a win, but face a tough test. The Hungarians were unlucky enough to be drawn into Euro ‘Group of Death’, but only came out after conceding three late goals in Portugal before winning draws against France and Germany. Emma Hayes, Roy Keane and Ian Wright provide the analysis.
Sixteen: Class of 2021
9 p.m., Canal 4
With the Christmas break approaching, only six months of school remain and students at Link Academy in Dudley are worried about the impact the nationwide lockdown will have on their ambitions for the future. After a difficult start to the mandate, Sade was named Learner of the Week, which is welcome news after a few difficult months.
Joe Lycett supports you
8 p.m., Canal 4
Craig Parkinson, who played the corrupt “Caddy” in Course of action, joins Lycett for a spoof of the crime show as they investigate puppy breeders who allegedly used the Pets4Homes website to sell their illegally imported dogs. “Belle of breakfast TV” Lorraine Kelly helps, while Rosie Jones investigates the fake fur sold by online retailers and Mark Silcox puts the Whopper and the Big Mac one-on-one in his lab.
9 p.m., BBC One
This week, the focus is on paramedic Linda and mental health nurse Emma, who respond to patients in Liverpool. Their first morning call is a patient with depression and bipolar disorder. As the change comes to an end in the afternoon, a police call for social control takes priority. There are concerns for the patient, who is an asylum seeker who appears to have mental health issues due to the isolation.
Small, far: Father Ted’s world
10 p.m., Plus4
A documentary first released in 2011 following Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews, who created Father Ted, as they embark on a road trip through Ireland to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the birth of the comedy. They revisit some of the show’s key locations and reflect on how producer Geoffrey Perkins suggested turning a single parody documentary into a sitcom, with contributions from Ardal O’Hanlon, Frank Kelly and Graham Norton. Since the documentary was made, Linehan has said he will not be doing the sitcom today, given what he now knows about sexual abuse in the church.
Imagine – Bernardine Evaristo: Never give up
10:35 p.m., BBC One
Alan Yentob explores the life and work of pioneering Anglo-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo, the first female author of African descent to win the Man Booker Prize. His novel Girl, Woman, Other has become a global phenomenon in recent years. Evaristo lays bare his unique approach to creativity through the decades in his latest book, an inspiring non-fiction work titled Manifesto: Never give up, is released.
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