TV tonight: an epic clash of the Taskmaster titans

The first of these Taskmaster specials pitted the top dogs of seasons one to five against each other. Here is the natural follow-up featuring the winners of seasons six to 10: Liza Tarbuck, Kerry Godliman, Lou Sanders, Ed Gamble and Richard Herring. The result is an epic clash of comic titans with laughs, shocks, mild nudity plus the phrase: “The only way I get out of this with any dignity is if I die right now.” Graeme Virtue

Episode two of this high-stakes time-loop drama really puts frazzled lead George (Paapa Essiedu) through the wringer. While he adjusts to life as a reincarnating agent tasked with preventing apocalyptic events, we also see what shaped his Lazarus recruiter Archie (Anjli Mohindra) as she tries to avert nuclear war in 2018. GV

Bloodline of duty: the excellent Anna Maxwell Martin takes time out from Motherland-style childcare to explore the lineage of her grandparents, one of whom inspired her stage name. It begins with an emotional return to rural Northern Ireland and some forensic research into the 1920s records of a Scottish orphanage. GV

Owing to its outlandish concept – pick your partner by their naked body! – Naked Attraction has always featured an off-centre lineup. For Pride, the series is showcasing its most memorable LGBTQ+ moments. We also catch up with past guests such as 75-year-old bisexual, Ian, the show’s oldest contestant. Henry Wong

The denture-clad children of Midwich exercise yet more mind-control trickery. Will the town’s secret finally be revealed to the world? As a residents’ meeting poses a classic conundrum – “The daughter of my husband’s lover thinks I’m her mother” – psychotherapist Susannah Zellaby (Keeley Hawes) becomes the target of the kids’ collective malice. Danielle De Wolfe

Season two continues its run of impressive new or returning performers by unleashing Sharon Stone as the estranged mother of main protagonist Cassie (Kaley Cuoco). A more serious than usual episode makes good use of the casting, as an off-the-wagon Cassie confronts her old self. Her doppelganger, meanwhile, has dastardly plans. Jack Seale

Test Cricket: England v New Zealand 10am, Sky Sports Main Event. Day one of the third Test from Headingley.

Super League Rugby: St Helens v Leeds Rhinos 8pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Sixteenth round match from the Totally Wicked Stadium.




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