TV tonight: Mo Gilligan and others celebrate the best of Black British standup – The Guardian

TV tonight: Mo Gilligan and others celebrate the best of Black British standup – The Guardian

The comedian is joined by other comics in an hour-long special, plus the finale of Am I Being Unreasonable?. Here’s what to watch this evening
Filmed last year at the O2 Arena (rebranded “the Mo2”), this hour-long special is hosted by Eddie Kadi and features standup from Gilligan and other Black British comics such as Ola Labib, Slim, Thanyia Moore and Babatunde Aléshé – who says being known as “Mo’s friend” is a double-edged sword (they appear together on Celebrity Gogglebox). Backstage snippets are sprinkled throughout, as are interviews with the featured comedians. Sammy Gecsoyler
Naomi Campbell, Noel Gallagher, Jamie Dornan and Danny and Dani Dyer are some of the famous faces sharing their reactions to the week’s telly events on this Stand Up to Cancer special. Mr Dyer will no doubt nail the mood of the nation by shouting out: “You muppet!” Hollie Richardson
On the occasion of her 95th birthday, a loving tribute to Britain’s “First Lady of Jazz”, showcasing her appearances on the BBC over the decades. Highlights include Send in the Clowns and I Love You Porgy, alongside duets with her musical partner and husband, Johnny Dankworth. Ali Catterall
Germany’s plushest drama continues its fourth season, slaloming handsomely through the sharpening discord of 1930s Berlin. While investigations into the rigging of a boxing match’s betting market develop, Gereon and Charlotte again mix personal drama with professional duty. Jack Seale
It’s finale time for Daisy May Cooper’s bizarre but brilliant dark comedy-drama. Alex’s memorial day arrives – will secrets finally be spilled? One thing is for sure: this episode brings one of the best gasp-worthy TV twists of the year. HR
Taylor Swift leads tonight’s couch of celebrities, marking the release of her new album, Midnights. Bono, Eddie Redmayne and Alex Scott are also in the studio, with Lady Blackbird providing the music. HR
All Quiet on the Western Front (Edward Berger, 2022), Netflix
Erich Maria Remarque’s anti-war novel is something of a set text in Germany, so it’s surprising Edward Berger’s drama is the first native film version. And it doesn’t disappoint, following naive young recruit Paul (Felix Kammerer) into the dirt and viscera and terror of the first world war battlefield. Paul doesn’t get much of a backstory but, as with the lead character in Sam Mendes’s 1917, we are compelled to follow his nightmarish journey. There is a desolate beauty here – and a subplot about armistice negotiations gives context – but the moral message is deafening. Simon Wardell


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