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Hollie Richardson, Danielle De Wolfe, Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

TV tonight: Big Narstie and Mo Gilligan have the best guests

Presenters Mo Gilligan (left) and Big Narstie return for the fifth series of their chaotic late-night chat show.
Way more than the usual chinwagging with celebrities … presenters Mo Gilligan (left) and Big Narstie. Photograph: Hamish Brown/PR

The Big Narstie Show

11.05pm, Channel 4

Name a better guest lineup than TV “hardman” Ross Kemp, hip-hop star Eve and Happy Mondays dancer Bez. We’ll wait. Of course, Mo Gilligan and Big Narstie’s Bafta-winning late-night chatshow – now in its fifth season – is way more than just the usual chinwagging with celebrities. They offer sketches, live music, giving out to the audience and plenty of unpredictable chaos. Welcome back, Narstie. Hollie Richardson

Unreported World

7.30pm, Channel 4

A dark and harrowing affair, tonight’s episode delves into the silent child-abuse crisis taking place in Guatemala. This is an eye-opening depiction of a generation robbed of their innocence. With reporter Anja Popp examining the lasting impact of the Central American country’s brutal civil war, does education hold the key to saving vulnerable children? Danielle De Wolfe

The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice

8pm, Channel 4

Out of the frangipane, into the fire … After the stresses of patisserie week, Jo Brand grills the unlucky baker knocked out so agonisingly close to next Tuesday’s final. Along with co-host Tom Allen, she welcomes GBBO superfans AJ Odudu, Joel Dommett and Lorraine Kelly for a sweet-natured postmortem. Graeme Virtue

Petula Clark at the BBC

9pm, BBC Four

This former child star was once known as “Britain’s Shirley Temple”. Now, on the near-eve of her 90th birthday, here’s a loving tribute to a decades-spanning career, with archive performances of classics such as Downtown and Don’t Sleep in the Subway. Followed by Petula Clark in Concert. Ali Catterall

Babylon Berlin

9pm, Sky Atlantic

No historical drama quite has the German saga’s blend of real social currents and slightly fantastical characters. Now we’re well into the back half of the 1930s-set season four, the latest double bill revolves around kidnapping, dastardly Nazi stratagems and … wrestling. Jack Seale

The Graham Norton Show

10.40pm, BBC One

Fancy another serving of Mo Gilligan tonight? You’ve got it, as he joins Bruce Springsteen, promoting his new album Only the Strong Survive, on Norton’s red couch. Anya Taylor-Joy, who is starring in the horror-comedy The Menu, also takes a seat, while Florence + the Machine perform their new banger Dream Girl Evil. HR

Film choice

My Father’s Dragon.
A little gem … My Father’s Dragon. Photograph: Courtesy of Netflix

My Father’s Dragon (Nora Twomey, 2022), Netflix
Here’s another little gem from Cartoon Saloon, the Irish animation studio that brought us Wolfwalkers, full of colourful action and bizarre but believable characters. Nora Twomey’s film, taken from Ruth Stiles Gannett’s 1948 children’s novel, sweeps young Elmer (voiced by Jacob Tremblay) from rural happiness to urban poverty to a fantastical floating island. There, he and a friendly but inept dragon, Boris (Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo), have to somehow save the land from sinking while evading wild animals led by Ian McShane’s silverback gorilla. Simon Wardell

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