TV tonight: how science could reverse the climate crisis

Ammar Kalia, Ellen E Jones, Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue and Simon Wardell
·3 min read

Can We Cool the Planet?

8.40pm, PBS America

The climate crisis is perhaps the biggest challenge we face as humans and with the Earth’s temperature having risen by 1C over the past century, this sobering documentary enlists scientists and sceptics to analyse what active measures could be taken to rapidly reduce our global heating. Their potential solutions range from the quotidian – planting vast numbers of trees – to the futuristic: geoengineering the atmosphere to reflect sunlight. Ammar Kalia

Pooch Perfect

8pm, BBC One

After eight weeks of canine capers, it’s finally time to hand out the award to the nation’s top dog groomers. They’ll go home with the Golden Stanley gong – named in honour of Sheridan Smith’s four-legged co-host – but not before executing the toughest challenge yet. Behold: a continental clip on a standard poodle! Ellen E Jones

Luxury Holidays: How to Get Away This Year

8pm, Channel 4

Now that the prime minister has revealed his route out of lockdown, many people’s thoughts have swiftly turned to holiday planning, no matter how precarious those plans may prove to be. This report from Sabrina Grant assesses the options. Expect amateur epidemiology and travel insurance advice. Phil Harrison

Piers Morgan’s Life Stories

9pm, ITV

Morgan is joined by the actor Rupert Everett for the latest instalment of the emotionally laden interview show. Everett is typically candid, talking through his promiscuous early years and the onset of the Aids crisis, as well as recounting his infamous quips about celebrity co-stars. AK

Stand Up & Deliver

9pm, Channel 4

This entertaining charity special reaches its second, and final, part with our five celebrities gearing up for their own standup performances. Jason Manford is still struggling to get his protege Shaun Ryder to remember his act, while the Rev Richard Coles is reluctant to swear in his set. AK

Amma Asante: Life Cinematic

10.45pm, BBC Four

In the latest episode of the interview series in which she invites directors to open up about their screen influences resumes, Edith Bowman talks to the British-Ghanaian film-maker Amma Asante. She has been praised for her empathic biopics and discusses the impact on her work of Martin Scorsese, Louis Malle, Michael Haneke and more. Graeme Virtue

Film choice

A United Kingdom (Amma Asante, 2016) 9pm, BBC Four

The director Amma Asante (see above) followed up Belle with another vital, fact-based drama exploring Britain’s forgotten black histories. David Oyelowo plays Seretse, a Bechuanaland prince who falls for Rosamund Pike’s English woman, Ruth, in London in 1947. Their marriage quickly becomes a challenge to the empire’s notions of order and power. Simon Wardell

Sport choice

PGA Tour Golf: The Arnold Palmer Invitational, 12 midday, Sky Sports Main Event
From Florida.

UEFA Women’s Champions League, 6.45pm, BT Sport 1
The tournament continues.

Test Cricket: India v England, 3.45am, Channel 4
The second day of the final Test from Ahmedabad.