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TV tonight: Prince Harry and Meghan sit down with Oprah Winfrey

Ammar Kalia , Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell
·2-min read

Oprah with Meghan and Harry

9pm, ITV

The royal couple’s interview with the talkshow supremo Oprah Winfrey gets its airing on UK TV, a day after its US screening on CBS. Hotly anticipated and likely to stir up a spate of inflammatory headlines, the conversation begins with a discussion of Meghan’s life in the spotlight, her role as a mother and her philanthropic work, before Harry weighs in on their decision to move to the US and the future of their family, with a second child on the way. Ammar Kalia

Panorama: Let’s Talk About Race

7pm, BBC One

With discussions about race in Britain being manipulated into culture war provocations by politicians and columnists, it feels like a pertinent moment to explore our deep-rooted feelings on the subject. In this documentary, Naga Munchetty takes the country’s temperature. Phil Harrison

Dispatches: The Dirty Truth About Your Rubbish

8pm, Channel 4

Are our attempts to recycle being betrayed by a larger waste disposal scandal? By the looks of Lucy Siegle’s investigation, that seems possible. This documentary focuses on waste incineration in the UK, a deeply problematic practice that creates significant carbon emissions. PH

The Story of Welsh Art

9pm, BBC Four

Wales is the Land of Song, but in this series Huw Stephens makes the case for the importance of Welsh visual art, too. Tonight, we are in the 18th century to hear the story of Richard Wilson, a man whose paintings of the Welsh landscape inspired Turner and Constable. PH

Funny Festival Live

10pm, BBC Two

A key strand of the BBC’s Festival of Funny season is this five-night attempt to recreate the vibe of a live standup show. The sets are being recorded close to transmission with a live virtual audience. Veterans such as Jason Manford and Jo Brand will introduce rising talent. Graeme Virtue

Women in Film: BBC Introducing Arts

10pm, BBC Four

The cultural historian Janina Ramirez introduces a collection of intriguing and refreshing shorts by emerging female directors and artists. Included are films about phoning your granny in Kampala for moral support and the perils of speed-dating. Ali Catterall

Film choice

Hidden Figures (Theodore Melfi, 2017), 9pm, Film4
The channel’s evening of women-centric cinema includes Theodore Melfi’s rousing, fact-based tale of the female, African American Nasa scientists (played by Octavia Spencer, Taraji P Henson and Janelle Monáe) whose contributions to the Apollo space programme were sidelined. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Freestyle skiing: The world championship 8.50am, Eurosport 2. The moguls from Idre, Sweden.

Cycling: Paris-Nice 1.15pm, Eurosport 1. Stage two: 188km from Oinville-sur-Montcient to Amilly.

Premier League football: West Ham United v Leeds United 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Marcelo Bielsa’s entertainers visit the London Stadium.