TV tonight: The Last Leg gang have a lot of drama to unpick

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The terrible trio return, giving much-needed guidance in our troubled times. Plus, true crime at the New York opera. Here’s what to watch this evening


The Last Leg

10pm, Channel 4

It’s a welcome return to Friday-night telly for the Last Leg gang, who are back for season 24 after just a few weeks’ break from our screens. Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker will be joined by celebrity guests to unpick the week that’s been – and, considering everything that’s happened in their short absence, they have a lot to catch up on. Hollie Richardson

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces

8pm, Channel 4

Clarke inspects another assortment of nooks to see how imaginative Brits transform them into architectural Narnias: a 1920s railway carriage is converted into a luxury gym and sauna by a 21-year-old fitness fanatic, while a Victorian ladies’ loo becomes a romantic getaway. Ali Catterall

Death in Paradise

9pm, BBC One

In tonight’s episode of the Caribbean detective drama, Florence’s (Joséphine Jobert) undercover role takes a dangerous turn during a murder investigation. Facing a race against time, Neville (Ralf Little) sets out to solve the crime. HR

A Discovery of Witches

9pm, Sky Max

Diana’s literary treasure hunt continues, prompting a neat one-off story as the mysterious TJ Weston, owner of a magic book page, is found. While his problems gild the season’s overall theme, a soppy treat for fans looms when our heroine (Teresa Palmer) goes into labour with the twins. Jack Seale

New York: Homicide – Murder at the Met

9pm, Sky Crime

With its high culture setting (Manhattan’s Metropolitan Opera House) and a show-stopping premise (a violinist goes missing mid-performance), this true crime documentary has the makings of a Dan Brown novel as it untangles the mysteries of the night in 1980 when Helen Mintiks was murdered. Henry Wong

The Graham Norton Show

10.35pm, BBC One

Director Pedro Almodóvar and Oscar-winning actor Penélope Cruz – who have joined up again for upcoming drama Parallel Mothers – join Norton for a chat, along with James McAvoy. HR

Film choice

The Abominable Dr Phibes (Robert Fuest, 1971), 9.05pm, Talking Pictures TV
Vincent Price’s 100th film is a fine example of the grand guignol tendency in 70s British horror. Director Robert Fuest had made episodes of The Avengers, and this 1920s-set chiller has elements of the spy series’ line in stagey murders. Price’s mute, scarred widower takes revenge on the doctors he blames for his wife’s death by recreating the curses visited on Egypt in the Old Testament. It’s inventive stuff – kudos to the set and costume designers – even with a sadly diminished Joseph Cotten as one of the surgeons under threat. Simon Wardell

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