TV tonight: Grantchester is back with another thriller to solve | Television


9 p.m., TVI

Still going strong for seven seasons, the crime-period drama is on the verge of the ’60s. But first: another thriller. This time, Lord Edmund Fitzgerald is found dead as a door-nail in the grounds of a ruined estate. Reverend Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) and DI Geordie Keating (Robson Green) are reliably on the case but are at odds with Geordie’s new boss. They soon turn to the victim’s romantic past for clues. Hollie Richardson

Inside Culture with Mary Beard

7:30 p.m., BBC 2

Emma Thompson crying to Joni Mitchell in Love Actually was a powerful scene that broke the hearts of many viewers – but why? Beard speaks with the actor herself to decipher the role crying plays in art and in real life. TIME

Becoming…Nathan Drake

8:40 p.m., BBC 3

After putting his own spin on Spidey, Hollywood’s new favorite dream ship, Tom Holland, takes on another beloved character – rogue grave robber Nathan Drake in the recent movie Uncharted. Here he talks to Ali Plumb about taking action in the face of an intimidating Mark Wahlberg. Graeme Virtue

Your garden made perfect

9 p.m., BBC 2

Strap on the VR headsets and say “Oooh!” this week are Lisa and Justin from Wokingham, who want their large patch of featureless lawn transformed into a private sanctuary. Lessons in zoning and imaginative planting follow. Jack Seale

Unfiltered dating

10 p.m., Sky Max

“She’s dressed like a chocolate finger!” “He looks like a fit Weasley – Ron’s sexy cousin!” Tonight’s episode of comedians commenting on the couples’ dates is yet another bag of hilarious quotes. Will singles find love on their journey? We do not care? This show is all about comic book banter. Alexis Duggins

The Graham Norton Show

10:45 p.m., BBC One

Friday nights without Norton? Almost unimaginable – but we have reached the last of the current series. The highlight reel surely touts Adele being very Adele and Martin Freeman on the question posed by Love Actually fans. TIME

Choice of movies

Nathalie Emmanuel and Vin Diesel in Fast & Furious 9. Photograph: BFA/Alamy

Fast & Furious 9 (Justin Lin, 2021), 10:15 a.m./8 p.m., Sky Cinema premiere
Now you know what to expect from this gasoline-powered action movie series. Vin Diesel’s Dom will be brought back into the spy game, along with his ever-expanding motley group of pals, to endure more absurd yet thrilling vehicle settings. But its real strength is its emphasis on the importance of family – real or constructed. This resurfaces when Dom clashes with his brother Jakob (John Cena), amid returning faces, peculiar cameos, and a car chase instigated by Helen Mirren. Simon Wardel

Live sports

Six Nations rugby union Wales v France 7:30 p.m., BBC One. The penultimate game at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.