Last Night Of The Proms
BBC1/BBC2, from 7pm
Nothing quite signifies the end of summer like the Last Night Of The Proms, so enjoy one last night of partying before reaching for your cosy autumn cardigan. Conductor Marin Alsop and the BBC Symphony Orchestra join with cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and soprano Lise Davidsen for an evening of opera arias with all the flag-waving favourites from Thomas Arne, Edward Elgar and Hubert Parry thrown in too.
Jamie Cooks The Mediterranean
Channel 4, 8pm
As the summer nights draw to a close, Jamie Oliver’s determined to keep the sunshine on our plates, in this four-part series, from diverse urban areas to idyllic coastal locations, meeting locals and using what he learns along the way to put his own spin on traditional recipes. First off, he’s in Greece, starting on the northern mainland in bustling Thessaloniki, where he’s inspired by the city’s modern meze plates.
My Mum, Your Dad
It might not be described as such in its press release, but this show, hosted by Davina McCall, is basically Love Island for middle-aged folk – but set at a British country retreat rather than a Mallorcan villa. A group of single parents are hoping to find happiness, but what they don’t know is that their children will be watching them from a nearby location called the Bunker, where they can potentially decide their mum or dad’s dating destiny.
International Football: Scotland v England
Channel 4, 7pm
When 4000 people headed to Glasgow’s West of Scotland Cricket Club in 1872, they witnessed the first-ever international football match as Scotland and England played out a goalless draw. To mark 150 years of the oldest rivalry in world football, the two teams are back in Glasgow at Hampden Park as Gareth Southgate takes his Three Lions to face Steve Clarke’s finest. Let’s hope that there are more goals this time!
Building Impossible With Daniel Ashville
National Geographic, 8pm
YouTube has turned builder Daniel Ashville into an online superstar and 200,000 people tune in each week to his internet show which follows the goings-on at his construction firm. Now he’s been given his own six-part TV series in which he celebrates engineering feats that defy belief. Tonight, he visits the Finnish shipyard where Icon Of The Seas, the largest cruise liner in the world, is being built by Royal Caribbean.
Coco Chanel Unbuttoned
For a woman who epitomised sporty, casual chic – the little black dress – bien entendu, the chain handbag – mais certainement – the early life of Gabrielle Bonheur ‘Coco’ Chanel, founder of the iconic Chanel brand was far from glamorous, as this Arena special reveals. Born into poverty and raised by nuns, she became one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Model Jerry Hall is among those providing insights.