TV Tonight: Dylan Moran Stuck’s hard-hitting relationship drama | Television

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10 p.m., BBC 2

Created and written by Dylan Moran, here’s a new five-part comedy-drama in hard-hitting 15-minute episodes (a TV trend that seems to be catching on). Dan (Moran) and Carla (Morgana Robinson) are a couple with great chemistry, but – with Dan’s recent layoff, Carla’s questions about what the future holds, and an ever-widening age gap more apparent – ​​they are at a crossroads. In tonight’s double poster, job seeker Dan gets jealous of a waiter at his local cafe who seems to know Carla well. Hollie Richardson

Ambulance

9 p.m., BBC One

The series of ambulances told by Christopher Eccleston whose real life sometimes you can’t believe continues – starting with an air ambulance flying on the A1, where a car crashed and fell from a flyover. Next, a heartbreaking look at the reality of the welfare crisis, as an elderly woman begs for help. HOUR

All That Glitters: Britain’s Next Jewelery Star

9 p.m., BBC 2

The six contestants who hope to shine like a diamond are invited to reinvent the classic pearl necklace for tonight’s bestseller. For the bespoke challenge, they must create a charm bracelet. An undisputed winner: judge Shaun Leane with his magnificent “Del Boy on the Riviera” outfit. HOUR

Katie Price: Trauma and Me

9 p.m., Channel 4

It may be easy to be skeptical of Price’s recent suspended sentence for her sixth driving conviction in a decade, but in this candid documentary she aims to explain how mental health issues led her to the breaking point. HOUR

2022 Mercury Awards with Free Now: Album of the Year

9 p.m., BBC Four

Lauren Laverne hosts this year’s Mercury Prize (titled rather heavy, but thank you, sponsors), also broadcast on BBC 6 Music. Confirmed performances include the dream team of Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler, the wonderful Wet Leg and the sublime Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie. Ali Catterall

The Russell Howard Hour

10:30 p.m. Sky Max

No one can calculate the scale of Britain’s impending malaise, but those comedians watching from the sidelines will have some good. It’s hard to know what more there is to say, but the ever-energetic Howard is back to try, with a sixth season of his mix of stand-up comedy, interviews and news digests. Jack Seale

Choice of movies

Innocent Abroad… Pinocchio (voiced by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) in Disney’s live-action movie about a puppet who dreams of being a boy. Photography: Courtesy of Disney Enterprises/Courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Pinocchio (Robert Zemeckis, 2022), Thursday, Disney+
Later this year, Guillermo del Toro will release his version of the classic fairy tale, but Disney has beaten him to it with his remake. Blending live action and animation, Robert Zemeckis is a sure pair of hands as a director, having an earlier form on that score with Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 1988. Inevitably, his old bugger Tom Hanks plays Gepetto, the carpenter who makes a wooden puppet (voiced by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who comes to life and dreams of being a real boy. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio’s insect-conscious, while Cynthia Erivo’s Blue Fairy puts its spin on When You Wish Upon a Star and Keegan-Michael Key plays a menacing fox. Simon Wardel

Hammered… Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Hammered… Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder. Photography: Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios

Thor: Love and Thunder (Taika Waititi, 2022), Thursday, Disney+
Comedyto come to the fore again in the latest outing of Chris Hemsworth’s obtuse, winning Norse god. This creates an interesting clash of styles with his nemesis, Gorr the Butcher God, played by Christian Bale. Gorr is a dark and sympathetic figure, who sets out to exact revenge on the deities who left his daughter to die. The dynamic is further complicated by the return of Thor’s ex, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). She has terminal cancer but Thor’s hammer gives her respite and she transforms into Mighty Thor and steals her thunder, in Taika Waititi’s scattershot but enjoyable adventure. SW

Live sports

Test Cricket, England v South Africa, Thursday, 10am, Sky Sports Main Event First day of the third decisive test of the series at the Oval.