TV tonight: who will win the 2021 Mercury prize?

The annual music award returns from London’s Eventim Apollo, hosted once again by Lauren Laverne. The bookies’ favourites include prolific production collective Sault and Brit award-winner Celeste, who is nominated for January’s No 1 debut Not Your Muse. Other nominees include indie-soul singer-songwriter Arlo Parks, ear-splitting Scottish post-rock greats Mogwai, former winners Wolf Alice and grime pioneer Ghetts. Ammar Kalia

After nearly a year of staying in, it’s time to celebrate the power of TV. Love Island battles The Great British Sewing Bee, and viewers are reminded that they binged Bridgerton, inhaled Line of Duty, and shouted “Take it off!” at The Masked Singer during those long, sofa-bound months. Hannah Verdier

As the series continues, the second wave of Covid is kicking in and the Merseyside paramedics are struggling with the virus themselves. There’s the usual grace under fire but also a glimpse of another side of the job – reassuring members of a public whose mental health is buckling. Phil Harrison

When 20-year-old Lynette White was murdered in 1988, eyewitnesses placed a white man at the scene. Yet, 10 months later, five young black men were charged for the killing. A 30-year campaign then ensued to bring the real killer to justice. This documentary series interviews three of those arrested. AK

Episode three of the warm, Dudley-set docuseries following year 11 pupils tackling continued Covid disruptions. Best pals Jack and Grace lack focus in the classroom – not least because Jack has just discovered girls. Meanwhile, Callum gets his hands dirty on work experience at a building site. Hannah J Davies

Since the 1966 debut of his absurdist comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the playwright Tom Stoppard has been at the forefront of British theatre. With his latest play, Leopoldstadt, which references his grandparents’ deaths in concentration camps, he now tells his life story. AK

The Big Steal (Don Siegel, 1949), 3.30pm, Great! Movies Classic
This hard-driving RKO thriller from Don Siegel is a furious three-way chase across desolate Mexican landscapes. Robert Mitchum plays framed army officer Duke who, with girlfriend Joan (Jane Greer), is trailing villain Patric Knowles, $300,000 and proof of his innocence, while heavy William Bendix pursues them. Paul Howlett

Golf: The BMW PGA Championship 8.30am, Sky Sports Main Event. Opening day’s coverage from Wentworth, Surrey.

World Rally Championship 4pm, BT Sport 2. Stage one, live from Athens.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Dallas Cowboys 12.30am, Sky Sports Main Event. NFC match from Raymond James Stadium in Florida.

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