In Review

What is on TV tonight?

The Week rounds up the best picks for this evening’s television

The first of this year's World Cup semi-finalists will be decided in Uruguay vs. France at 3.00pm on ITV, with the second match - Brazil vs. Belgium - at 7pm on BBC One.

Catch up with the events of day five at SW19 with Today at Wimbledon on BBC Two at 8.30pm, or go over to ITV4 for World Series of Darts Live: Las Vegas at 8pm.

Away from sport, the second season of Lethal Weapon, starring Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford as the mismatched detective partners originally played by Danny Glover and Mel Gibson in the movie series, comes to an end tonight at 9pm on ITV. “A poignant moment for followers of this corny but likeable remake,” says the Radio Times.

And if you missed Westworld series two, the first three episodes are on Sky Atlantic again tonight, starting at 9pm. Events pick up where they left off in the first season’s shocking finale, when there was a final reckoning between humans and the AI hosts inhabiting the twisted Western theme park.

Tonight’s best film recommendation is Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) on ITVBe at 8pm. After his wife asks for a divorce, Steve Carell’s character Cal buddies up with a younger man, played by Ryan Gosling, who tries to teach him how to be single and carefree. “The kind of film that makes you want to call someone the minute it’s over, even if just to tell them to go see this movie,” says Empire.

Thursday 5 July: Who Killed Sharon Birchwood?, Nando's and John Bishop

Who Killed Sharon Birchwood: Police Tapes

Eleven years ago Sharon Birchwood was strangled to death in her Surrey bungalow. Suspicion fell on her husband who found her, but DNA and CCTV proved his innocence. In Who Killed Sharon Birchwood: Police Tapes, at 9pm on ITV tonight, Susanna Reid explores how detectives finally solved the case in a most unexpected way.

Over on W, at 10pm, Professor Green opens up about his father’s suicide and a near fatal stabbing in the news series of John Bishop: In Conversation With.

Meanwhile, on Channel 5 at 9pm, Nando's: A PERi PERi Big Success offers an inside story of the restaurant and its humble beginnings.

As the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary today, the BBC’s two-part documentary Celebrities on the NHS Frontline concludes at 9pm. Ann Widdecombe, Michael Mosley, Stacey Dooley and Jonnie Peacock get first-hand experience of working at King's College Hospital, London.

At 10.45pm on ITV, Phil Tufnell looks back at some of sport’s most shameful moments in It’s Not Just Cricket.

Tonight’s best film recommendation is The River Wild (1994) on FilmFour at 6.45pm, when Meryl Streep’s family white-water rafting trip takes a dark turn. “The perfect high old time for audiences in the mood to be tossed into the spin cycle for a pulse-pounding thrill ride,” says Rolling Stone.

Wednesday 4 July: Panorama, NHS Singalong and What Maisie Knew 

Reporter Hilary Andersson explores the dark side of smartphones in tonight’s Panorama on BBC One at 7pm. The programme investigates the science behind habit-forming technology used to get people hooked on their phones.

NHS staff and celebrities will attempt a record-breaking singalong on ITV at 9pm in The Big NHS Singalong Live. Presented by Ashley Banjo and Sara Cox, as part of the health service’s 70th anniversary celebrations.

Channel 4’s new comedy Stath Lets Flats continues at 10pm. Jamie Demetriou stars as an imcompetent lettings agent working for his family business.

Meanwhile, on BBC Four at 9pm, US comedian Rich Hall explores the ethos of the American Dream and how it has been perpetuated, in Rich Hall's Working for the American Dream.

There are no World Cup matches until the quarter finals begin on Friday, but tennis fans can catch up with the key moments from the third day of Wimbledon at 8.30pm on BBC Two.

Tonight’s best film recommendation is What Maisie Knew (2013), starring Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan, on Channel 4 at 12.55am. A six-year-old finds herself in the middle of her parents’ divorce in what The Guardian describes as a “fine modern-day adaptation of Henry James's novel of irresponsible parenting”.

Tuesday 3 July: England vs. Colombia, Bride and Prejudice and Murdering the Nanny 

Bride and Prejudice

England play Colombia in tonight’s big World Cup match at Spartak Stadium in Moscow, with the winners making it into the quarter finals against Sweden or Switzerland on Saturday. Mark Pougatch will present the coverage from 6.15pm on ITV, with kick-off at 7pm.

To catch up with the highlights from day two at Wimbledon, tune in to BBC Two at 8.30pm for Today at Wimbledon with Clare Balding.

This is followed by a new series, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, at 9.30pm. Joe Swift and Jo Whiley look at what to expect from this year’s show in south-west London.

Over on Channel 4, Bride and Prejudice comes to an end at 9pm. The show follows couples planning weddings in the face of opposition from their own families.

A week ago, a London couple were jailed for killing their 21-year-old nanny. 5STAR explores the case in more detail in a documentary called Tortured to Death: Murdering the Nanny at 9pm.

Tonight’s best film recommendation is The Outlaw Josey Wales at 11.15pm on ITV4, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. “A truly great Western from Clint that is bleakly atmospheric and charming in turns,” says Empire magazine.

Monday 2 July: Wimbledon, Black Nurses and Lethal Weapon 

Wimbledon begins today, with extensive coverage on the BBC. Sue Barker presents from the All England Club, as defending men’s champion Roger Federer plays Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic on Centre Court. Meanwhile, USA’s Serena Williams returns from a year away to take on Arantxa Rus from the Netherlands. Tune in from 1.45pm to 6pm on BBC One and 11am to 8.30pm on BBC Two, followed by highlights presented by Clare Balding until 9.30pm.

In the World Cup, Brazil vs. Mexico kicks off at the Cosmos Arena in Samara at 3pm on ITV1, while Belgium vs. Japan is the late match on BBC One at 7pm when Gary Lineker will present from Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don.

On BBC Four at 10pm is Black Nurses: The Women Who Saved the NHS. The documentary follows the story of the Caribbean and African women who responded to the call for nurses 70 years ago to help build the National Health Service.

Tonight’s best film recommendation is action thriller Lethal Weapon (1987) at 9pm on Channel 5. Mel Gibson, as an unstable Vietnam veteran, teams up with a by-the-book LA detective, played by Danny Glover. “Richard Donner has directed a lot of classy pictures,” wrote film critic Roger Ebert upon the film’s release. “This time he tops himself.”

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