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9 p.m., BBC Four

It’s the Faroe Islands’ turn for the latest six-part Scandi-noir to stick with it. All the trustworthy ingredients are there from the opening minutes: moody coastal footage, encrypted phone calls, and a suspicious car accident. We quickly learn that animal rights activist Sonja fears for herself and the life of her young daughter. So she sends her former investigative reporter, Hannis, an improvised video asking for help. Pacy and pleasant, although stereotypical. Hollie Richardson

Alan Carr’s Epic Game Show

7 p.m., TVI

The show that revives TV quizzes of the past tonight reincarnates Child’s Play: the series from the 80s where contestants guess the answers based on the descriptions children give of them. It’s not all “kids, huh?” laugh, though. Some of the pint-sized participants are smarter than you might think. After all, the clue for Boris Johnson? “I don’t like it, my family doesn’t like it.” Alexis Duggins

Rome’s Lost Treasures

7 p.m., Channel 4

Amidst this excavation of the Roman Empire, we come to the Colosseum, where gladiators cast their nets, brandish their tridents and wait for a boost – or down, depending on the whim of the crowd. Our archaeologists dig deep to uncover answers about this enduring symbol of Rome. Aren’t you amused? Ali Catterall

A Royal Guide to: Celebrations

8 p.m., Channel 4

TV’s most oversubscribed factual genre – archival footage and insider interviews to paint a picture of the Windsors’ private lives – makes room for one more show about the Royal Family. The overture chooses the current theme of the celebrations: what jubilees, as well as coronations, baptisms and Trooping the Colour, look like from inside the palace. Jack Seale

Keith Richards: My Rolling Stone Life

9 p.m., BBC 2

“The sound of this guitar was the creation of, I would say, the Rolling Stones.” Tina Turner is among a dynamite list of musicians praising Keith Richards’ legacy as the spotlight shines on him in this series narrated by Sienna Miller. Tom Waits and Slash also lend their praises. The Ronnie Wood episode follows at 10 p.m. HOUR

Download Festival 2022

9 p.m., Sky Arts

While the country’s premier rock festival may not evoke a collective feeling of Fomo quite like Glastonbury, it’s packed with vigorous, guitar-heavy ensembles for those who just want some good music. This flagship Donington Park show features sets from Iron Maiden, Kiss and Deftones. HOUR

Choice of movies

Nashville, 5:20 p.m., Sky Cinema Greats

Karen Black as Connie White in the 1975 film Nashville. Photography: Paramount/Allstar

The confluence of music and politics results in a tongue-in-cheek satirical drama in Robert Altman’s 1975 film, as a multitude of living characters – all looking out for their own interests – converge on the birthplace of music country. An independent presidential candidate’s rally attracts the likes of mentally fragile country star Ronee Blakley, obsessed fan Scott Glenn, scatty British journalist Geraldine Chaplin and womanizing musician Keith Carradine in a film that is not not exactly a metaphor for the state of the nation, but gives a flavor of the times. Simon Wardel

Live Sports

International Rugby Union Australia v England, 10.15am, Sky Sports Main Event The second Test of Brisbane’s three-game series.

Tour de France by bike, noon, ITV4 Eighth stage, a hilly course of 186.5 km.

Tennis: Wimbledon 2022, 1 p.m., BBC One Coverage of matchday 13, including the women’s singles final. The men’s final is tomorrow at 1 p.m.

International T20 Cricket England v India, 2pm, BBC Two The second in Edgbaston’s three-game series.