What’s on? 10 top TV and streaming tips for Monday

What’s on? 10 top TV and streaming tips for Monday

There’s the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth, a look at Ukrainians in Ireland in The War at Home, Paddington 2, Elvis and Thor land on Sky, and the return of Mastermind . . .

Pick of the Day

The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II: Events of the Day, 8.30pm, BBC One

For those curious about such matters, here’s a look back at the day’s events from Westminster Abbey and St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, as the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest.

Huw Edwards and Fergal Keane will be covering events from London, Kirsty Young and David Dimbleby will be in Windsor, Sophie Raworth will be at Parliament Square, Anita Rani at the Long Walk at Windsor and JJ Chalmers at Wellington Barracks.

Don’t Miss

Paddington 2, 6.50pm, BBC One

Here’s a superb sequel starring Hugh Bonneville, Hugh Grant and Sally Hawkins, with Ben Whishaw providing the voice of Paddington.

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The lovable little bear has settled into his new life with the Brown family in London, becoming a much-loved member of the local community – until his search for a birthday present for his aunt leads to him being framed as a thief.

While the Browns try to clear Paddington’s name, he tries to make himself at home in prison, winning over the other convicts and getting involved in an escape attempt.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, 8.30pm, BBC Two

Old school romantic drama, starring Lily James, Tom Courtenay and Katherine Parkinson.

In London, 1946, author Juliet Ashton’s career has taken off but she is not enjoying promoting her detective stories to eager audiences on a book tour.

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When she receives a letter from a Guernsey pig farmer inviting her to attend a meeting of his literary society, she eagerly accepts.

What Juliet discovers about her new friends and their secrets leads to her staying on the island much longer than she planned.

New or Returning Shows

The War at Home, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

The War at Home captures the Irish response to the crisis in Ukraine, the journey and experiences of Ukrainians forced to travel to Ireland.

What’s on? 10 top TV and streaming tips for Monday

They – and the already established Ukrainian community here – can only watch in horror at the destruction of their motherland from a distance of 3000 km.

The documentary charts this period of turmoil from the Russian invasion back in February to the continuing crisis which has seen over 40,000 refugees enter the country.

Mastermind, 8.00pm, BBC Two

Clive Myrie returns with the quiz as it marks its 50th anniversary, inviting the first four contenders to the famous black chair.

They answer questions on the specialist subjects of the geography of Francisco de Goya, Peaky Blinders, Team GB at the 2020 Summer Olympics and the Philip Marlowe novels of Raymond Chandler, before getting a chance to demonstrate the depth of their general knowledge.

Filthy Gardens SOS, 7.00pm, RTÉ2

Diarmuid Gavin (below), Danny Clarke and Penny Lamb help spruce up unsightly backyards, beginning in Bangor, North Wales.

For more than two years, mother Amber and daughter Shona have lived with a mountain of waste in their back garden.

Diarmuid plans to give Amber the relaxing cottage-style garden of her childhood, while Shona and Emily will have their own contemporary hangout space.

New to Stream

Girl in the Box, Paramount+ & NOW

Based on a chilling true story, Girl in The Box is a dark psychological drama.

In the spring of 1977, 22-year-old Colleen Stan is hitchhiking to California when she accepts a ride from a young married couple, Cameron and Janice Hooker.

But Cameron is obsessed with S&M and bondage, and he’s chosen Colleen to fulfil his fantasy of owning a slave.

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Kidnapped at knifepoint, Colleen will spend the next seven years imprisoned for up to 23 hours a day in a coffin-size box beneath the Hookers’ bed.

When not incarcerated, she works as the Hookers’ slave and child-minder as she is drawn into a bizarre and complex world of obsession and fantasy.

Elvis, Sky Store

Baz Luhrmann’s gloriously fluffy look at the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his manipulative manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).

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The story is shaped by the dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America.

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Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

The Black Phone, Sky Store

Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw and Jeremy Davies star in this horror movie.

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Watch our interview with Ethan Hawke

Finney, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use.

When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims.

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And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.

Thor: Love and Thunder, Sky Store

This latest Marvel romp finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace.

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But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods.

To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor.

Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.

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