Monday, June 27

TV tonight: the whole world is adrift at sea in the whaling drama The North Water | Television and radio

Northern water

9.30 pm, BBC Two

Everyone in Andrew Haigh’s arctic whaling drama is running from their past, why else would they have found themselves in such a desperate place? But redemption feels unlikely for any of these lost souls as they drift away, both literally and figuratively, from the mainstream of normal society. Jack O’Connell’s Sumner almost anchors things, but tonight he starts to get a bad feeling about Colin Farrell’s monstrous Drax, and with very good reason. Visually, verbally and emotionally lacking and even more surprising for it. Phil Harrison

Isle of Wight Festival 2021

7:00 p.m. M., Sky Arts

As nature continues to heal and festivals resume after a quiet 2020, the Isle of Wight welcomes a somewhat motley crew of hitmakers, including Liam Gallagher, Tom Jones, Primal Scream and Becky Hill. The highlights continue tomorrow with Snow Patrol, David Guetta, All Saints and many more. Hannah J. Davies

The Cotswolds with Pam Ayres

8:00 p. M., Channel 5

Who better to explore the picturesque and picturesque Cotswolds than unofficial Central England Poet Laureate Pam Ayres? This new series sees her taking in some of the most typically bucolic views of rural England. Expect antique shops, creamy teas, and a perfumery that has created scents for the Queen. PH

Adrian Groulx as Dwayne Johnson in Young Rock
Adrian Groulx as 10-year-old Dwayne Johnson (left) in Young Rock. Photograph: NBC / Mark Taylor

Young rock

20:00, Sky Comedy

A joyous and endearing account of the larger-than-life story of wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. By joining Johnson, he will run for president in 2032 (and who can realistically rule this out?) And looking back on his life. Expect teenage rebellions, financial worries, and romantic anxieties. PH


9:00 p.m. M., Sky Max

In the second episode of this eye-catching new drama from Shameless creator Paul Abbott, Wolfe (Babou Ceesay) and his partner Maggy (Naomi Yang) come across a mysterious scene: a car crashed over a bridge, with a body impaled on it. its interior. So it’s a race against time to recover enough forensic evidence before the vehicle explodes. Ellen e jones

The cleaner

9.30 pm, BBC One

Episode two of Greg Davies’ helpful comedy about a crime scene cleaner, based on a German series. Wicky (Davies) is called in to help author Terence (David Mitchell, in Mark Corrigan-plus mode), who is struggling with writer’s block and the recent death of his grandmother in his living room. HJD

Choice of film

Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in Rocky
Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in the first of the Rocky movies. Photography: United Artists / Allstar

Rocky (John G Avildsen, 1976), 22:45, ITV

Slugger Sylvester Stallone in the role that made him a star. It’s a silly tale of humble boxer Rocky’s penchant for the title against champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) – artificial but also inspiring, and the big fight is a lulu. There is great support from Burt Young, Burgess Meredith and Talia Shire as their love, Adrian. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Cycling: Tour of Luxembourg, 1:30 PM, Eurosport 1 Fourth stage of the road race.

Premiership Rugby Union: Bristol Bears v Saracens, 7pm CET, BT Sport 1 Coverage of the season opener from Ashton Gate.

Premier League Football: Newcastle United v Leeds United, 7:30 pm, Sky Sports Main Event Steve Bruce’s side welcomes Leeds to St James’ Park.

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