Pick of the day: The Repair Shop Jubilee Special
8pm, BBC One
An actual real Beefeater (or Yeoman Warder of the Tower of London, to give Peter McGowran his correct address) turns up clutching a suitcase. Does it contain one of the Crown Jewels perhaps? Turns out to be a lantern used during the nightly lock-up, 103 years old and requiring some TLC. It’s one of four items with a royal connection in this Platinum Jubilee edition – others include a Pearly King suit and a plate from Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee in 1887. A rusty home-made tandem bicycle has a more tenuous royal connection, its maker having painted it red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen’s silver anniversary in 1977.
The Great British Sewing Bee
9pm, BBC One
“One of the hardest pattern challenges we’ve ever set,” says judge Patrick Grant, Esme Young nodding as the seven sewers are tasked with making a parka jacket. “One or two of them look like they’ve been in a fight on Brighton beach,” adds Grant, referring to the jacket’s Mod origins. The transformation challenge involves turning old denim into a country music outfit, before a David Bowie-inspired made-to-measure round.
DNA Family Secrets
9pm, BBC Two
Four more people test their DNA to help answer life-changing questions, including Claire, who wonders whether her dad was a British soldier during the Troubles. Leigh only discovered that he might have a secret sister after his mum passed away, while it was only when Jenna and Ryan were pregnant that they realised they both carry a genetic mutation that could be deadly if passed on to their kids.
Britain’s Beautiful Rivers With Richard Hammond
After last week’s epic trip along the River Severn, Richard Hammond has a shorter but more bucolic journey down the River Test, which runs for 40 miles through the Hampshire countryside. The presenter discovers why this very rare chalk stream is so important to the environment – as well as being beloved by salmon, trout and (by extension) anglers.
Flight MH370: Murder At 30,000 Feet?
9pm, Channel 5
The final episode of this three-part series will hopefully shed some definitive light on the mystery of the Malaysia Airlines flight that fell out of the sky in March 2014. When the government-led search finished, a private company with cutting-edge technology stepped in to try to finally find the missing plane and provide answers for the relatives of those on board. As more was understood about the plane’s debris, its conclusions raised questions among some aviation and industry experts who had hitherto believed they knew what had happened.
Inside No 9
10pm, BBC Two
I’m not entirely sure why Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s anthology series is still billed as a comedy, and the final episode of the series is very dark indeed. It involves (fictional) animated 1970s public safety information films involving a cartoon character called Wise Owl, who intervenes to stop children from climbing up electricity pylons, playing with matches and that sort of thing. Cut to Ronnie (Shearsmith), a suicidal taxidermist with a bad haircut and living alone in a house with even worse 1970s wallpaper. Expect things to take a sinister turn.