Is this David Attenborough’s last nature series?

Wild Islands

Sunday 7pm BBC One

David Attenborough is bringing it home for what is rumored to be his final series to be filmed on location. In five beautiful episodes, the 96-year-old explores the natural riches of the British Isles and the role they play in the survival of species around the world. It starts with some big players: killer whales patrolling the kelp waters off Muckle Flugga; golden eagles breed in the Caledonian forest (which is now only 1% of its original size); and – setting off the drama – the beloved puffins take on the wily black-headed gull at an eel lunch in the Farne Islands. It’s a wonderfully on-brand conclusion to the nation’s favorite naturalist. Hollie Richardson

Make an effort

8pm, ITV1

In this final episode, there’s an appropriate mood of mourning as cryptic crossword-loving Morse (Shaun Evans) investigates a series of unusual obituaries in the Oxford Mail, leading him to a local funeral home and some dark thoughts about mortality. But be unanimous: every ending is a new beginning, and that’s especially true with prequels. Stay here at 10.20pm for a special documentary, Morse and the Last Endeavor. Ellen E Jones

The gold

9pm, BBC One

The slick ’80s thriller reaches its penultimate installment, and everyone involved in the Brink’s Mat blag feels the pressure, even slick attorney Cooper. While the task force tightens its nets, Jennings is given a crash course in walkie-talkie etiquette while Boss Boyce takes him to Zurich to delve into Switzerland’s banking privacy laws. Graeme virtue

We need to talk about Cosby

9pm, BBC Two

In the second installment of this documentary, “America’s Dad” continues to win the love and trust of audiences in the ’70s through hugely popular parenting shows like Picture Pages and Fat Albert. But women who were allegedly drugged and raped by Cosby are sharing their testimonies of what happened behind the scenes. MR


9pm, BBC Four

Written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto of Goodness Gracious Me, here is a recording of the hilarious adaptation of Molière’s classic Tartuffe performed by the RSC in 2018. Now set in Birmingham, she follows a British-Pakistani family, their Bosnian cleaning lady Darina and the holy man Tartuffe who has cast a spell over their household. MR

Oscars 2023: The 95th Academy Awards

Midnight Sky Arts

To the Dolby Theater in LA, where the 95th Academy Awards presents a fairly open race for the big prizes: the late swing behind Everything Everywhere All at Once has made it an obvious lock for best picture, but the big acting gongs are tough contested. Jack Seale

film selection

To Leslie, 5:55 p.m., 2:50 a.m., Sky Cinema Premiere

To Leslie at Sky Cinema Premiere. Photo: Everett Collection Inc/Alamy

The controversy surrounding the (successful) campaign to land the film’s star, Andrea Riseborough, for an Oscar nomination has quashed popular praise for her tear-jerking performance. In Michael Morris’ heartbreaking comedy drama, she plays self-destructive alcoholic Leslie, who becomes homeless after squandering a $190,000 lottery win. Hoping to reconnect with the teenage son she left, she falters and fails, but then meets Marc Maron’s motel manager, Sweeney. He seems like a gentle touch, but his gentle persistence offers her a way out of her damage cycle. It’s not as sharp-edged as it could have been, but in Riseborough’s hands it’s utterly compelling. Simon Wardell

The third man2.40pm, BBC Two

Carol Reed’s gripping 1949 thriller reunites Orson Welles and his Citizen Kane co-star Joseph Cotten in an off-the-headline story about bootleggers in bombed-out post-war Vienna. It features one of cinema’s most distinctive cameos from Welles, but it really is Cotten’s film. His pulp fiction author, Holly Martins, finds himself in one of his Wild West plots when he arrives in town and learns that his old friend Harry Lime has just died. Alida Valli adds heart as Limes’ actor-lover, but it’s a refreshingly cynical drama, all crooked angles and underground intrigue. SW

live sports

Premier League Football: Bournemouth v Liverpool, 11.30am, BT Sport 1 In the Vitality Stadium. Crystal Palace v Man City takes place at 5pm on Sky Sports Main Event.

Six Nations Rugby Union: Italy v Wales, 1.25pm, ITV1 From the Stadio Olimpico. At 4.15 p.m. England will take on France.

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