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21 May 2020 12:39

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… Don’t miss What’s the Matter With Tony Slattery?

There's a look at the life of former TV star Tony Slattery, Killing Eve and Gangs of London keep the body county high, while Hector's back and talking shop in his shed. Pick of the Day What's the Matter with Tony Slattery? Remember Tony Slattery? He was one of the most-gifted TV comedians of the late 1980s and early 1990s (and featured in the hit 1992 movie Peter's Friends), only to disappear from screens in 1996 amid rumours of a massive breakdown. As he approaches his 60th birthday, Slattery has been touring across Britain with a show that explores his past and his mental health.

Although depression was diagnosed, he and his partner Mark Hutchinson are convinced he may have bipolar disorder, so Tony wants to have his mental health reassessed. Killing Eve, 10.15pm, RTÉ One As the investigation continues, Carolyn finds out information is being withheld by those close to her, while Eve discovers a lead that might bring her closer to Villanelle. We're up to episode five of Gareth Evans' violent drama. He catches up with a 25-year-old taekwando star who gave up his Olympic dream to care for his mother and brother, and a Garda reserve who became an internet sensation after helping an old woman through the crowds at a Robbie Williams concert. A new housing development in Rowlestown in county Dublin is home to the latest contest as five designers are given an identical garden as their blank canvas to create their entry.

But Nicola Clancy is looking for whimsical, low maintenance, social garden, to enjoy with her twin boys, reserving a romantic area just for her. Joining Hector for the first episode are politician Michael Healy Rae; Gráinne Seoige from South Africa; rugby player Trevor Brennan, who's now a publican, live from Toulouse; Waterford hurler Dan Shanahan; golf impersonator Conor Moore; and singer/songwriter Gavin James. Set in the year 2199, this CW sci-fi series about a young woman who has lost everything finds a new life at Earth's Space Training Academy where she learns to defend the galaxy from intergalactic threats. Mrs Donoghue finds out the reason for her son's animosity at the bridge club when someone mentions the 25-year-old is still a virgin. Technical trouble, on-screen bust ups, and fist fights are just some of the things that have left Live TV viewers open-mouthed. Another chance to see this landmark documentary following the last months of 36-year-old Jonny Kennedy, who suffered from dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, which caused his skin to fall off at the slightest touch. Refusing to shy away from the grim reality of his condition, Jonny displayed a wicked sense of humour, chatting up Nell McAndrew at a charity event, choosing a coffin with a baked-bean can motif and making a decision to live on his own. The Keeper, 4.00pm, Sky Cinema Drama Director Marcus H Rosenmüller's engaging biopic, starring David Kross, Freya Mavor and John Henshaw, who won a Best Supporting Actor award at the Beijing International Film Festival. Swashbuckling adventure, based on the classic story by Alexandre Dumas, starring Richard Chamberlain in a dual role, with Patrick McGoohan, Louis Jourdan and Jenny Agutter. Comedy drama, starring Jean Simmons, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Hunnicutt and Edgar Buchanan. An heiress returns to her home town to shower gifts on the people who donated money in order for her to undergo a life-saving operation when she was a child. Prime Time Movie Picks Cowboys & Aliens, 6.45pm, Film4 It falls to a mysterious stranger with no memory to unite the townsfolk, a gang of outlaws and an Apache tribe, in a bid to fight back against the aliens, and learn the truth about his own past. Fact-based drama adapted from Bill Bryson's travel book, starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson. But the only companion he can find for his exhibition is a roguish old friend, who sees it as an opportunity to get out of paying his debts. Classic comedy, starring the Marx Brothers and Thelma Todd. Snatch, 10.45pm, Sky Cinema Thriller Panic Room, 12.40am, Sky Cinema Thriller Thriller directed by David Fincher, starring Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto and Dwight Yoakam. Sci-fi body-snatching adventure, starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and William Hurt. What's the Matter With Tony Slattery? A new Horizon episode asks What's the Matter With Tony Slattery? on BBC2, ITV goes Inside the Crown and it's a traumatic time for some of the pensioners at The Real Marigold Hotel. Here's what you shouldn't miss on TV tonight. Our hand-selected recommendations for what's on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set For more information about what's on TV tonight see our TV Guide What's on TV tonight Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight… Best TV shows on TV tonight An unaired episode of the documentary series shown earlier in the year about what life on the throne is really like. There are tales of US presidents breaking protocol, including one who got too familiar with the Queen on a state visit, plus a funny story about Her Majesty hiding in her garden from Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. But the most illuminating moments here come when we hear from royal insiders, who offer a glimpse of the real woman behind the crown. ★★★★ SMA What's the Matter With Tony Slattery?, 9pm, BBC2 Comedian Tony Slattery's exuberant talent made the Whose Line Is It Anyway? Now 60, Tony seeks expert advice to tackle his mental-health problems in this moving Horizon episode. Keen to find out if he has bipolar disorder, Tony meets his Peter's Friends co-star Stephen Fry, who made a 2006 documentary on the subject. Digging at the roots of his problems, childhood trauma looms large but, encouragingly, there are a few flashes of the old Tony. The Real Marigold Hotel, 9pm, BBC1 It gets a bit emotional for the eight celeb pensioners tonight, as they open up about past mistakes. Chuckle Brother Paul Elliott seeks medical help for a condition that he's had since he was a boy and Zandra Rhodes has to fly home to her seriously ill partner. ★★★★ HD Best box set to watch There's the chance to see Killing Eve star Jodie Comer in a more conventional role – as the younger woman who GP Gemma (Suranne Jones) is convinced her husband Simon (Bertie Carvel) is having an affair with in this compelling drama of a marriage falling apart. Best film to watch on TV tonight Bill Bryson's best-selling 1998 travel memoir about his foolhardy quest to trek the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail gets turned into a breezy buddy comedy, with Robert Redford playing Bryson and Nick Nolte as the shambolic old friend who becomes his unlikely travelling companion. If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… Don't miss What's the Matter With Tony Slattery? on TV tonight – a moving story. Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight?

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