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TV tonight: George Clooney and Laura Linney play Hollywood’s golden couple – The Guardian

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The two stars voice Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in a curious documentary. Plus: more subterfuge in The Secrets She Keeps. Here’s everything to watch this evening
The relationship of Hollywood golden couple Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward is brought to life in this curious six-part documentary series. Directed and hosted by Ethan Hawke, it uses hundreds of hours of transcripts from interviews commissioned by Newman for a biography that never materialised. Modern-day actors play the roles of old movie stars – with George Clooney as Newman and Laura Linney as Woodward – to tell the story of their glamorous lives. Hollie Richardson
Ellie Goulding, Sam Ryder, Chris McCausland, Poppy O’Toole and Fuse ODG join hosts Mo Gilligan and AJ Odudu. Judi Love will also be grilling a guest on her bed, while Melvin Odoom and Harriet Rose have a sausage-eating contest. HR
Anita Rani returns for a second season of this idyllic journey around the nation’s best seasides. First up: Porthcurno beach on the Cornish coast, where she uncovers Victorian engineering buried in the sand. She then learns about the impact of Cornwall’s “great mining migration” in the 19th century, and even has a go at belly-boarding. HR
The late-70s North Sea oil rush is under way as this intriguing Norwegian drama returns for a second series. With opportunity, however, comes a great deal of risk: tonight’s opener begins with an ominous conversation about circumventing safety regulations. Expect politics, profiteering and tragedy to intersect explosively. Phil Harrison
This thrifty but fun supernatural drama stars Sarah Levy from Schitt’s Creek as the newest hire at a property firm that specialises in flipping haunted houses. Tonight’s double bill kicks off with the Roman Agency’s team of stressed misfits locking down their swanky office to deal with a possession demon. Graeme Virtue
“Better hope she doesn’t agree to a blood test.” Another deliciously dark wave of subterfuge is afoot, as Agatha (Laura Carmichael) triggers an internal prison investigation to uncover the father of her unborn child. But as Rhea (Jenni Baird) resurfaces with blackmail on her mind, Meghan (Jessica De Gouw) is preoccupied serving up stark ultimatums. Danielle de Wolfe
Witness for the Prosecution, 2.35pm, BBC Two
Billy Wilder meets Agatha Christie in court and the verdict is unanimously positive. The 1957 thriller, adapted from Christie’s play, is carried along partly by its twisty plot and partly by Charles Laughton’s twinkly-eyed turn as defence barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts. His interest is piqued by a watertight murder case against poor inventor Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power) – and he won’t let a recent heart attack stop him taking the brief. Marlene Dietrich challenges him for star wattage as Vole’s wife Christine, who is strangely indifferent to her husband’s fate … Simon Wardell
Foxtrot, 12.30am, BBC Two
War affects two Israeli parents and their soldier son in different ways in a narratively bold drama. Michael (Lior Ashkenazi) and Daphna (Sarah Adler) are devastated after being told their son Jonathan (Yonathan Shiray) has been killed in the line of duty. We then see Jonathan at his desert checkpoint, where the mood is, initially, a bit Catch-22 – a squaddie foxtrots; the barracks slowly sinks into the sand; a camel saunters past. Samuel Maoz’s film encompasses both black comedy and searing grief, while his camera hovers like a military drone, monitoring events. SW
European Championships, 9am, BBC Two Including the men’s 20km walk, team gymnastics and pole vault, women’s 800m and 4x400m relays.
Test Cricket: England v South Africa, 10.30am, Sky Sports Main Event The fourth day of the first Test in the three-match series at Lord’s.
Premier League Football: Spurs v Wolves, 11.30am, BT Sport 1 Followed by Bournemouth v Arsenal at 5pm on Sky Sports Main Event.
Racing: York Ebor Festival, 1.25pm, ITV The final day, including the 3.35pm Ebor, plus races at 1.50pm, 2.25pm, 3pm and 4.10pm.
Heavyweight Boxing: Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua, 6pm, Sky Sports Box OfficeJoshua fights to regain his IBF, WBO and WBA titles in Saudi Arabia.


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