Oliver Stone is the focus of The Directors, Sky Cinema Animation is launched, there's Frankie Boyle Live, In the Long Run, and loads more . . .

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The Directors, 9.00pm, Sky Arts & NOW TV

A look at the life and career of American director Oliver Stone, whose films include JFK, Nixon and Wall Street and who won Oscars for Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July.

Making his mark as a screenwriter in the late 70s, Stone won an Academy Award for the screenplay of Midnight Express and would go on to pen the iconic gangster film Scarface.

Turning to directing, Stone would confront controversial topics, most notably the Vietnam War in his trilogy based on the conflict consisting of Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July and Heaven & Earth.

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Sky Cinema Animation

This is a brand new permanent channel bursting with the latest and greatest family-friendly animated movies, available for Sky Cinema customers - at no extra cost. Which is nice.

It’s home to the biggest animated blockbusters including Angry Birds 2, The Secret Life of Pets 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 3 as well as fantastic movies families may not have discovered yet such as Wonder Park, Spy Cat and Astro Kid.

Come meet some of the brightest, bravest craziest characters in the most colourful line-up you’ll ever see in your living room.

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New or Returning Shows

Frankie Boyle Live: Excited for You to See and Hate This, 10.00pm, BBC Two

The Scottish comedian takes to the stage of the King's Theatre in his home town of Glasgow after completing his first major tour of Scotland in 12 years.

Frankie Boyle turns his attention to a number of diverse subjects, including Glasgow's relationship with swearing and vitamins, British politics, his concerns about ageing, buying a dog and the nature of comedy itself.

In the Long Run, 10.00pm, Sky One & NOW TV

Based on his own experiences of growing up on a London estate, global superstar Idris Elba (below) is back with his comic and very personal story for a third season.As the new run begins, Mama comes to London! As Walter worries about whether his life on the Eastbridge will make his Mama proud, Valentine worries that Kobna is taking his place as the favourite one.

For the first time in a while, life is good for Bagpipes, but a panic attack reminds him of the fragility of life which brings immediate changes in the De La Croix household.

Meanwhile Agnes and the community gather to make the case for improvements on the estate, where even Mama lends a helping hand.

Madeleine McCann: The Hunt for the Prime Suspect, 9.00pm, Virgin Media One

Three-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared from her parents' holiday apartment in Portugal 13 years ago, a mystery that has gripped the world.

Now German prosecutors believe they have a prime suspect, a convicted sex offender who was living near the apartments at the time. But why has it taken a decade for him to be linked to the crime?

Julie Etchingham investigates a trail that has involved police forces from at least three European countries.

Arctic Alone: Million Dollar Mistake, 10.00pm, Sky History

This is the most intense survival series on television. This season’s participants will face the biggest twist in series history - a 100-day challenge for $1,000,000.

The rules are simple, survive 100 days and win the cash. In Alone history, no one has ever lasted this long. Achieving this goal will be a struggle, especially when the survivalists have to endure the intense conditions and aggressive predators of the Arctic.

The Real Inglorious B*******, 9.00pm, Together TV

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Documentary drama, recounting the story of Operation Greenup, one of the most successful intelligence-gathering operations of the Second World War.

Hans Wijnberg and Fred Mayer are two young Jewish-American refugees who team up with conscientious deserter Franz Weber. Their mission culminates in disrupting a supply route between Germany and the Italian front and bringing about the surrender of Innsbruck to Allied forces.

Featuring first-person accounts and re-enactment alongside CGI and archive footage.

Fake Britain, 7.30pm, BBC One

Michelle Ackerley finds out what’s real and what’s fake in the world of celebrity memorabilia, plus the fake buffalo mozzarella being sold on supermarket pizzas.

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The Angry Birds Movie 2, Sky Cinema & NOW TV

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The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level as a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger.

Red and the gang team up with their green porcine enemies to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

Ending Today

Celebrity Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

Denise van Outen, Mo Gilligan, Nick Grimshaw, Zoe Ball, Martin Kemp, Maureen Lipman, Gyles Brandreth, Johnny Vegas, Shaun Ryder and Bez, Emilia Fox, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, and Laura Whitmore are am ong the contributors.

This week they critique programmes including Blue Planet II, Unsolved Mysteries, It Chapter Two, Antiques Roadshow, Basic Instinct and news reports on the coronavirus. Last in the series.

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