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Platinum Party at the Palace

7.30pm, BBC One

Buckle up for another extravaganza to celebrate the jubilee (and more to come below – it is inescapable). This two-and-a-half-hour live concert has performances by Queen and Adam Lambert, Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli and – with her first live UK show in 15 years – Diana Ross. Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp will host the party, which also has guests including David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry and Julie Andrews. Hollie Richardson

The National Lottery’s Big Jubilee Street Party

5pm, ITV

It might feel a little uncomfortable seeing such glittering public celebrations being thrown right now, given current circumstances. But here’s another bash, this time presented by Jason Manford and Fleur East. Providing the live music are Heather Small, Mark Owen, Kaiser Chiefs, Becky Hill and Ella Henderson. Hannah Verdier

In for a Penny

7pm, ITV

This admirably absurd roadshow spun off from a Saturday Night Takeaway segment has turned out to be the perfect vehicle for Stephen Mulhern’s cheesy but quick-witted patter. To wrap up the current run, he and his sparkly gold jacket challenge passing Essex shoppers with silly tasks to trouser some fast money. Graeme Virtue

Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

7.30pm, Channel 4

After surviving a brain haemorrhage in 2018, venerable football manager Alex Ferguson recorded his legacy in this two-hour film. Delving into the personal and professional, he recounts his working-class roots in Scotland through to his 26-year tenure at Manchester United. Contributors include Eric Cantona. HR

Depp vs Heard: The Winners & Losers

9pm, Channel 5

The Johnny Depp/Amber Heard defamation trial is finally over, drawing six tawdry weeks of memes (“My dog stepped on a bee!”), poor courtroom tactics and a depressing amount of online misogyny to a close. This documentary picks over the bones of a case that has globally brought out a lot of people’s worst instincts. Jack Seale

Later – With Jools Holland

10.30pm, BBC Two

Kae Tempest leads the bill at Alexandra Palace Theatre tonight. Joining them are rockers Kasabian, rap artist Kojey Radical, jazz singer Judi Jackson and rapper Knucks. Kae and Kojey then join Jools to reminisce over performances from the Later archive. HR

Film choice

Toy Story 2, 3.15pm, BBC One

Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 2 on BBC One.
Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 2 on BBC One. Photograph: Pixardisney/Allstar

Pixar’s 1999 sequel to their hit animation surpasses the original for emotional breadth and dramatic invention. With a bittersweet feel that would quickly become the company’s trademark, John Lasseter’s comedy plunges Woody (Tom Hanks) into an existential crisis. After he is kidnapped by evil shop owner Al (Wayne Knight), he has to decide whether he belongs as a collectible – preserved for ever in a display cabinet with his newly found cowboy brethren – or back home with his owner Andy, knowing he will ultimately be discarded. It’s not all angst, though, as Buzz (Tim Allen) and the other toys set out on a highly entertaining mission to rescue their friend. Simon Wardell


Raw, 1.10am, Channel 4

Not a film to watch just after a big meal. Julia Ducournau – who with this and Titane is fast becoming the heir to David Cronenberg’s body horror realm – serves up a meaty drama about family and desire. Garance Marillier plays Justine (the name’s nod to De Sade presumably intentional), a student who joins her elder sister Alexia (Ella Rumpf) at veterinary school. As the freshers face a week of initiation rituals, the vegetarian Justine fights a new craving for flesh – of a particular kind. It’s a splendid nightmare, with baroque flourishes and the remorselessness of tragedy. SW

Live sport

Formula E Jakarta ePrix, 8.30am, Channel 4 The ninth round from Indonesia.

Test Cricket: England v New Zealand 10.15am, Sky Sports Main Event Day three of the first Test at Lord’s with Ben Stokes (pictured above) captaining England. The second Test in the three-match series starts on Friday at 10am at Trent Bridge.

Racing: The Derby 12.40pm, ITV Four support races and the 4.30pm Cazoo Derby from Epsom.

Super League Rugby: Castleford Tigers v Wigan Warriors 1.30pm, Channel 4 A match from the 14th round of the season at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle.

Uefa Nations League: Hungary v England, 4.15pm, Channel 4 Group A3 match at Puskás Arena in Budapest.

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