On another busy day on the box, there's Brendan Gleeson in Hampstaed, Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour, a documentary about comic genius Peter Sellers, a lot of girl bands, a rake of movies, a bit of jazz . . . and Twink!

Pick of the Day

Hampstead, 9.45pm, RTÉ One

This is a pretty oddball romantic comedy/drama, starring Brendan Gleeson, Diane Keaton and James Norton.

An American widow (played by Keaton) finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath (Gleeson, of course) when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home.

Don't Miss

Darkest Hour, 7.30pm, BBC One

This is worth watching just for Gary Oldman’s uncanny performance as cigar-chomping British politician Winston Churchill.

It’s May 1940. As the Nazis advance against Britain's European allies, newly elected prime minister Winston Churchill must decide whether to leave neighbouring countries to their fate, by striking a peace deal with Hitler, or fight on against terrifying odds for the greater good.

New or Returning Shows

Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy, 9.00pm, BBC Two

The comedy pioneer, famous for The Goon Show, Dr Strangelove and the Pink Panther series, is explored in depth in this documentary surveying his meteoric rise to fame and troubled personal life.

This documentary charts his formative years backstage as part of his parents' itinerant music hall revue group, his years of wartime service in India and Burma, through to his global superstardom.

His two surviving children Sarah and Victoria recall the challenges of growing up alongside his mood swings, while his grandson Will explores the troubled legacy his grandfather left behind.

Followed at 10.00pm by Peter Sellers: Talking Comedy, a look back at clips of the comedian and actor on some of the BBC's best-loved talk shows.

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Stuber, Sky Cinema Premiere & NOW TV

Television premiere of this recent action comedy, starring Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani and Karen Gillan.

A wild journey ensues for a mild-mannered Uber driver when he picks up an aggressive cop who is on the hunt for a vicious killer, leading to a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating.

Repeats of the Day

Twinkling Through the Years, 8.15pm, RTÉ One

Singer, actress and all-round entertainer Twink looks back on her lengthy career, trawling the archives for her best moments.

They include performances alongside the likes of Dermot Morgan, Gay Byrne, Johnny Logan and Perry Como, and reuniting with Jonathan Ryan to play beloved characters Bernie and Rose Violet.

She also chats to the king of swing Paddy Cole, and there's a look back at where it all began with the 1960s’ girl group Maxi, Dick and Twink.

TOTP2: Girl Groups, 10.35pm, BBC Four

A selection of performances by some of the most popular all-girl groups to have appeared on the show, from the pop-soul vocal ensembles of the 1960s to the glamorous bands of the new millennium.

Includes performances from the likes of the Supremes, Labelle, TLC, Spice Girls, the Pointer Sisters and B*Witched.

The Jazz Ambassadors, 12.15am, BBC Four

In 1955 African-American Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie announced a new weapon to combat the Soviet Union - iconic jazz musicians and their racially integrated bands would cross the globe to counter propaganda about racism in America.

Over the next decade, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck toured the world in service of US Cold War interests.

But unfolding civil rights unrest back home forced them into a moral bind - and this documentary also recounts the story of how the US State Department unwittingly gave the Civil Rights movement a voice on the world stage when it needed one most.

Daytime Film Choices

Short Circuit, 3.05pm, RTÉ 2

Family sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy and Fisher Stevens.

A military robot is struck by lightning and develops a mind of its own. The machine embarks on a series of comic misadventures, but the company that made him wants him back.

He realises his only hope is to convince the scientist who invented him that he really is alive.

Bean, 2.15pm, Comedy Central

The late Mel Smith's film version of the Mr Bean TV show, starring Rowan Atkinson, Burt Reynolds, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Peter Capaldi and June Brown.

The hapless fool is employed as a security guard for a British art gallery and is sent to Los Angeles to bring back a famous painting. Unfortunately, he finds himself mistaken for a renowned art professor.

The Battle of the River Plate, 2.00pm, BBC Two

Second World War adventure from the great Powell and Pressburger, starring John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch, Bernard Lee and Jack Gwillim.

British naval forces pursue German battleship the Admiral Graf Spee, finally blockading the vessel in Montevideo harbour, where its commanding officer is faced with an impossible choice.

The Eagle Has Landed, 4.50pm, BBC Two

Another WWII adventure, this one adapted from Jack Higgins' novel, starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle and Jean Marsh.

A Nazi secret agent plans to kidnap Winston Churchill while the prime minister spends a weekend in the Norfolk countryside, and plants covert operatives in the area ready for his arrival.

Family Flick Pick

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, 6.35pm, RTÉ One

This animated comedy sequel, with the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith, is perfect family viewing.

The escaped zoo animals discover a plane and, following a swift repair job by the penguins, manage to escape the desolate shores of Madagascar.

Unfortunately they crash-land on the plains of Africa and find themselves face-to-face with their wild counterparts for the first time.

Prime Time Movie Picks

Four Weddings and a Funeral, 9.00pm, Film4

Richard Curtis's much-loved romcom, with Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, John Hannah, Charlotte Coleman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Simon Callow and James Fleet.

A London man's misfortunes in love look set to change when he meets an American beauty. However, the prospect of a transatlantic relationship succeeding seems slim, so the pair go their separate ways - only for him to realise he is unable to get her out of his mind.

Titanic, 8.00pm, Sky Cinema Drama

James Cameron's epic, Oscar-winning romantic drama, starring Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates and Bill Paxton.

A party of explorers studying the sunken remains of the famous liner meets an elderly woman who was a passenger on the ill-fated maiden voyage.

She recounts how she boarded the ship while on the brink of being forced into marriage by her family, and was stopped from killing herself by a penniless artist.

She fell in love with her saviour, but the disaster on the horizon meant their time together was doomed to be short.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, 8.00pm, Sky Cinema Comedy

Abba-themed musical sequel, starring Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan, Cher and Andy Garcia.

It's five years since Sophie invited her three possible dads to her wedding, and now most of her family are reunited as she prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna.

Along the way, she learns more about her mother's past.

The Man Who Fell to Earth, 9.50pm, Talking Pictures TV

Nicolas Roeg's sci-fi drama, starring David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark and Buck Henry, is a visual delight.

An alien is sent to Earth to find a way to save his dying home planet. He adopts a human identity and uses his advanced knowledge to become a successful tycoon.

But he is soon corrupted by the sensations and vices of human life and loses sight of his objective.

Late Late Flick Picks

Get Out, 11.20pm, Film4

Superb Oscar-winning psychological thriller written and directed by Jordan Peele (Us), starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford and Caleb Landry Jones.

After African American photographer Chris and his white girlfriend Rose visit her wealthy parents, he suspects there's more to the locals than meets the eye.

The Dark Knight, 11.15pm, Sky Cinema Action

In the sequel to Batman Begins, the masked hero finds a new ally in his war on organised crime in Gotham's crusading new district attorney, Harvey Dent.

Both men are pushed to their limits by the rise of the Joker, a criminal mastermind spreading chaos and destruction throughout the city for his own amusement.

Starring Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart and an Oscar-winning Heath Ledger.

Chappaquiddick, 10.50pm, BBC Two

Fact-based thriller, starring Jason Clarke, Kate Mara and Ed Helms, about an incident that haunted the career of US politician Ted Kennedy.

In 1969, a car accident on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, involving Senator Kennedy, claims the life of young campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, 11.45pm, Channel 4

Comedy adventure based on Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Matt Smith and Charles Dance.

Regency England is overrun by hordes of zombies following an outbreak of the Black Death.

Five sisters put their talent for martial arts to good use fighting the ravenous hordes of the walking dead, while also contending with the equally daunting challenge of finding suitable husbands.

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