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The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Monday 8 March

Amy Johnson
·3-min read
The top TV picks for Monday 8 March.
The top TV picks for Monday 8 March.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey is the red hot topic of today and UK viewers have a chance to see it for themselves on ITV tonight.

The two-hour special isn't one to be missed and will be available to watch on the ITV Hub too.

Meanwhile, there are some important investigations in Panorama and Dispatches, on BBC One and Channel 4, respectively.

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Finally, the night has the potential to end on a happy note with Funny Festival Live.

Mastermind - 7pm - BBC Two

Mastermind 2020 contestants Richard Hayes, Amy Critchley, Jonathan Gibson, Barbara Bell. (BBC/Hat Trick/Hindsight Productions)
Mastermind 2020 contestants Richard Hayes, Amy Critchley, Jonathan Gibson, Barbara Bell. (BBC/Hat Trick/Hindsight Productions)

John Humphrys welcomes four contestants to the famous black chair as they test their wits to try and become the next Mastermind champion.

The specialist subjects for tonight's episode are the Russian Revolution, King Crimson, The Hunger Games and the essays and journalism of George Orwell.

Panorama: Let’s Talk About Race - 7pm - BBC One

Panorama - Let's Talk About Race. (BBC/Tom Traies)
Panorama - Let's Talk About Race. (BBC/Tom Traies)

BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty fronts a Panorama investigation of race in Britain tonight.

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It comes following the conversations and movements sparked by the killing of unarmed Black man George Floyd at the hands of police last year in the US, with the presenter travelling across the country to understand what race and racism mean in the UK today.

Dispatches: The Dirty Truth About Your Rubbish - 8pm - Channel 4

Presenter Lucy Siegle on The Dirty Truth About Your Rubbish: Dispatches (C4)
Presenter Lucy Siegle on The Dirty Truth About Your Rubbish: Dispatches (C4)

Lucy Siegle dives into a potential waste disposal scandal in Britain as Dispatches investigates just what happens to our rubbish.

The programme finds a staggering amount of our recycling actually ends up being burned, meaning a worrying toll on the environment.

Oprah with Meghan and Harry - 9pm - ITV

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with Oprah Winfrey. (Harpo Productions/ Photographer Joe Pugliese)
Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with Oprah Winfrey. (Harpo Productions/ Photographer Joe Pugliese)

Oprah Winfrey's interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has already made headlines after airing in the US in what was the early hours of Monday in the UK.

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However, UK viewers will have the chance to watch the two-hour special for themselves tonight on ITV.

The broadcaster has the exclusive rights to the explosive interview, which saw the couple open up about their struggles as working royals in the UK, their move to the US, and the child they're expecting.

Funny Festival Live - 10pm - BBC Two

Funny Festival Live, with Rosie Jones. (BBC/Phil McIntyre TV/Ellis O'Brien)
Funny Festival Live, with Rosie Jones. (BBC/Phil McIntyre TV/Ellis O'Brien)

For those in need of a laugh, Funny Festival Live should do the trick.

The five part programme, which is part of BBC Two’s Festival of Funny, sees established acts like Jo Brand and Sara Pascoe introduce rising comedy talent.

The stand-up performances are filmed close to transmission in comedy clubs in front of a virtual audience.

Watch: Sir Keir Starmer says issues of racism raised in Meghan and Harry interview need to be heard