TV tonight: comic Mo Gilligan heads up Sky Arts' Unmuted

Ammar Kalia, Jack Seale, Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett
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<span>Photograph: Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images

Unmuted
10pm, Sky Arts

Remel London and Aaron Roach Bridgeman present this biannual late-night arts and culture show, aiming to promote some of the country’s best and brightest talent, as well as hosting performances and studio discussions. This opening instalment features comic Mo Gilligan, podcast team 3 Shots of Tequila and spoken word poet Pat Leacock debating cancel culture – whether anyone ever is “cancelled” and what that entails – as well as how performance art might adapt to an ever-changing Covid world. Ammar Kalia

The Repair Shop
8pm, BBC One

More sentimental keepsakes enter the barn this week with their owners hoping for an emotional restoration. Eve hopes goldsmith Richard Talman can repair her late husband’s wedding ring, which she had originally designed, while Dawinder brings in a battered Bollywood mannequin. AK

Sarah Beeny’s New Life in the Country
8pm, Channel 4

Property expert Sarah Beeny has gone all Escape to the Chateau and ditched her life in London for a semi-derelict former dairy farm in Somerset. She is aiming to build a stately home for her family, but things haven’t gone too well so far, with weeks of heavy rain slowing the demolition process. AK

Surviving Covid
9pm, Channel 4

An essential but horrific documentary, meeting three families whose dads are in long-term intensive care with Covid-19. As weeks of agonising worry go by, hearing the men’s life stories illustrates why their loved ones so desperately hope for any improvement. Not everyone gets their wish. Jack Seale

The Good Lord Bird
9pm, Sky Atlantic

The American civil war has felt unfortunately topical lately: this drama following the group of abolitionist soldiers whose actions ultimately triggered the conflict continues to intrigue. Tonight, new recruit John Cook (Rafael Casal) heads to Harpers Ferry to prepare for the arrival of Brown and his army. Phil Harrison

Inside Cinema: Guilt-Free Pleasures
10pm, BBC Four

Shlock and awe: these are good times for bad movies, with camp-fests like Showgirls being celebrated like never before. But should we really feel guilty about devouring turkeys? This savvy film essay – coolly narrated by Mae Martin – dives deep into the world of trash in search of answers. Graeme Virtue

Film choice

The Double (Richard Ayoade, 2013), 1.45am, Film4
Set in a dreary, retro-futuristic world, Ayoade’s witty and unnerving adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novella has the doubly excellent Jesse Eisenberg playing both the stammering, awkward programmer Simon and his insufferably charming doppelgänger James. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Champions League football: Istanbul Basaksehir v RB Leipzig 5.30pm, BT Sport 1. Group H match from Istanbul Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium.

Championship football: Sheffield Wednesday v Reading 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Head-to-head from Hillsborough.

Boxing: Golden Contract 10pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Featherweight and light-heavyweight finals.