TV tonight: Singer of the World 2021 reaches its final

TV tonight

The classical singing contest crowns its winner from a shortlist of 16 international competitors. Plus: Paul Weller at the Barbican. Here’s what to watch this evening

Sat 19 Jun 2021 06.00 BST

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021: Final

7.30pm, BBC Four

The biennial classical vocalists’ competition celebrates its 20th year with a week of socially-distanced programmes from Cardiff’s St David’s Hall. Following on from the Song Prize, awarding £10,000 to the finest rendition of a repertoire song from the 16 international competing singers, the group are now whittled down to a final five, to perform for the chance to win the £20,000 main prize. Judges include Welsh baritone Neal Davies and American sporano Roberta Alexander. Ammar Kalia

Martin & Roman’s Weekend Best!

8.30am, ITV

The ultra-competitive father-son duo are joined this morning by The Vivienne, winner of Drag Race UK’s first season, so don’t be surprised if a Kemp is persuaded to don a wig and heels. Singer Peter Andre is also swinging by and there are cooking tips served up by resident chef, Shivi Ramoutar. Ellen E Jones

Saturday Kitchen Live

10am, BBC One

Expect mouthwatering food and frantic multitasking, as chefs Olia Hercules and Tom Parker Bowles do their thing while withstanding a culinary inquisition from host Matt Tebbutt. Plus: archive clips from Rick Stein, Keith Floyd, Nadiya Hussain and the queen of the micro-wa-vay, Nigella Lawson. Hannah J Davies

Uefa Euro 2020 Live: Portugal v Germany

4pm, ITV

Mark Pougatch presents this Group F match from the Fussball Arena in Munich. With Portugal’s last victory over the German team in Euro 2000, Ronaldo will be hoping for a change in his team’s fortunes. Gary Neville, Graeme Souness and Patrick Vieira provide match analysis. AK

Paul Weller at the Barbican

8pm, BBC Two

Paul Weller at the Barbican. Photograph: Mark Allan/BBC

Last month, the Modfather made a welcome return to live performances with this one-off gig from London’s Barbican, backed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Interspersed with backstage interviews, he is joined by special guests Boy George, James Morrison and Celeste. AK

Charles & the Women Who Could Have Been Queen

9pm, Channel 5

A slightly clinical look at the pre-Diana lovelife of Prince Charles, underpinned by his desire to marry by 30. His quest was underwritten by two sinister assumptions: any prospective wife would have to be a virgin – and she’d also submit to trial by tabloid. Which ladies dodged the bullet? Phil Harrison

Film choice

Out of Blue. Photograph: AF/Alamy

Out of Blue, 12.30am, BBC Two

Carol Morley’s slippery film noir, adapted from Martin Amis’s novel Night Train, follows Patricia Clarkson’s careworn New Orleans police detective as she investigates the death of an astrophysicist (Mamie Gummer). Quantum physics gets thrown into the mix in a smart, Roeg-like mystery that refuses to resolve itself. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Women’s Cricket: England v India 11am, Sky Sports Main Event. Fourth day’s play from the Test.

Uefa Euro 2020 Football: Hungary v France 1.15pm, BBC One. Followed by Spain v Poland at 7.30pm.

Racing: Royal Ascot 3.55pm, ITV4. Final day’s coverage of the festival.













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