What's on TV tonight: Adam Lambert: Out, Loud & Proud, We Were the Lucky Ones and more – The Telegraph

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Adam Lambert: Out, Loud & Proud
ITV1, 9pm
When he walked onto the American Idol stage in 2009, Indiana-raised singer Adam Lambert had little reason to believe he would go on to become one of the music industry’s biggest-selling stars – and the new frontman of Queen. But, as this candid documentary shows, Lambert (who finished as Idol’s runner-up) is a remarkably strong-willed and passionate performer; a figure who has always believed in his future stardom. Most of the documentary focuses on Lambert’s sexual identity – his second album, Trespassing, was the first by an openly gay artist to reach Number 1 in the US and Canada – and how other British artists have paved the way for equality. 
Speaking to LGBTQ+ artists such as Erasure’s Andy Bell and Skunk Anansie frontwoman Skin, Lambert uncovers their groundbreaking stories and the society that shaped them. His Queen bandmates (Lambert has sung in Freddie Mercury’s place on multiple tours since 2012) Brian May and Roger Taylor also contribute, reflecting on Mercury’s pioneering status and how he paved the way for equal rights for LGBTQ+ people. PP
We Were the Lucky Ones
Based on Georgia Hunter’s bestselling novel, this moving drama follows the Jewish Kurc family as they are ripped apart during the Second World War; some forced to flee from Poland to Ukraine, in an ill-fated attempt to flee the Nazis; others facing life in the army. Joey King (Ramona and Beezus) stars.
Black Barbie
Produced by Shondaland (Bridgerton, Grey’s Anatomy), Black Barbie tells the inspirational story of the three black women (Beulah Mae Mitchell, Kitty Black Perkins and Stacey McBride Irby) who persuaded Mattel to make their first ever black toy doll in the 1980s; a welcome win for representation.
UEFA Euro 2024: Scotland v Switzerland
BBC One, 7.30pm
Following their opening match against hosts Germany, Scotland take on Switzerland, whose group-stage record in recent tournaments is impressive. Can captain Andrew Robertson lead his side to victory in this tough Group A match – and towards the knockouts – in Cologne? 
Waitrose: Trouble in the Aisles?
Channel 5, 8pm
Plagued by falling sales, the rise of competitor Marks & Spencer and annoyed customers – who are still ticked-off at the loss of popular perks such as free newspapers or coffee – Waitrose could well be on its way to losing its crown as the supermarket of choice for the middle-classes. This formulaic fly-on-the-wall show asks why, what can be done to fix its fortunes and uncovers its most expensive products.
Confessions of a Teenage Fraudster
BBC Three, 9pm
“I was s—ting myself,” Elliot Castro tells the camera in this reflective documentary. Told over three bloated episodes, Castro – the Aberdeen teenage criminal who fraudulently recorded people’s credit card details in the early 2000s, while working in a call centre, to fund a lavish lifestyle – shares how and why he did it, and how it felt when the law finally caught up with him.
Remembering The Cops
BBC Four, from 10pm
Katy Cavanagh-Jupe and John Henshaw look back on The Cops, the late Nineties drama that made their names and spawned a new wave of gritty, “northern” police procedurals, from Line of Duty to Happy Valley. If you’ve never seen it, don’t fear, because the excellent first four episodes follow. 
Kid Blue (1973) ★★★
Talking Pictures TV, 3.05pm  
Outlaw Kid Blue (Dennis Hopper) decides to swap robbing trains for a wholesome life on the straight and narrow in the small Texan town of Dime Box, where he makes friends with a preacher (Peter Boyle) and local worker (Warren Oates) who gets him a factory job. But for Blue, work just may be too hard, especially when there are plenty of trains to rob. James Frawley (The Muppet Movie) directs.
Young Winston (1972) ★★★★
Film4, 4pm  
Richard Attenborough’s meticulous biopic traces the early years of one of Britain’s most beloved (and now most controversial) prime ministers. Based on Churchill’s own memoirs, it begins with his stint as a war correspondent in Africa, skips back to his boisterous public schooldays, and leads up to his esteemed entry to Parliament and the start of his path to the premiership. Simon Ward and Anne Bancroft star.
The Bourne Supremacy (2004) ★★★★
Sky Showcase, 9pm  
Continuing the story of Jason Bourne, this sequel sees the former assassin (Matt Damon) living in Goa with his girlfriend Marie (Franka Potente) when a Russian assassin arrives to plunge him back into the deep end of a CIA conspiracy. While this is not quite on a par with the first film, Paul Greengrass’s direction is typically exhilarating, and Julia Stiles and Brian Cox lend terrific support.
Question Time Leaders’ Special
BBC One, 8pm
From football to political footballs: hot on the heels of England’s crucial Euros match against Denmark (see below), another potentially pivotal clash – this one to help us determine who leads our country for the next five years. It’s been just over a week since the last leaders’ debate, on Sky News, (and a fortnight since the BBC’s seven-way event, plus Sunak and Starmer’s ill-tempered opening round on ITV1) and audience interest might just have revived enough to sustain this gruelling two-hour session. Especially now that all the party manifestos have been published, pored over and analysed, so there should be specific policy points for all the parties to promote and defend.
On the panel are the leaders of the four biggest parliamentary parties – representing the Conservatives (Rishi Sunak), Labour (Keir Starmer), Lib Dems (Ed Davey) and SNP (John Swinney) – and, with just two weeks to go before polling on July 4th, they will all be hoping to score decisive blows – or at least avoid another devastating gaffe. For the smaller parties this is the final TV-debate opportunity; Starmer and Sunak are due to go head-to-head yet again on the BBC next week. Fiona Bruce chairs from York. GO
America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
We’ve all seen the high-kicking teams of young women who perform to crowds at American football matches. This eye-opening series explores what it takes to make the grade. With “unfiltered” access to auditions, training camps and a full NFL season, it’s a lot more about talent and ambition than rah-rah-rah. 
Federer: Twelve Final Days
Amazon Prime Video
After 24 years, 1500 matches and more than a hundred singles titles (including 20 Grand Slams) tennis icon Roger Federer took the decision to quit the competitive arena in 2022. For his final days he invited a film crew to record his emotional departure – the footage was not intended to be for the public. A little arm-twisting from Amazon – plus docu-biopic king Asif Kapadia (Senna, Amy) – and the result is a sports film of the highest order.
UEFA Euro 2024: Denmark v England
BBC One, 4pm
In their second group-stage match, England take on the Danes (a team they beat in the Euro 2020 semi-finals, so hopes will be high) at the Frankfurt Arena. Gary Lineker hosts, with commentary by Guy Mowbray and Alan Shearer. Kick-off is 5pm.  
The Supervet: Noel Fitzpatrick
Channel 4, 8pm
A “puppy special” looking back at some of the youngest animals that Noel Fitzpatrick has treated over the years. Among them, a three-month-old spaniel with leg deformities and a Jack Russell injured in a freak accident.
The Stormtrooper Scandal
BBC Two, 9pm
Non-fungible tokens were the South Sea Bubble of the art market, digital artworks in which hundreds of millions were invested in the early 2020s only to prove almost worthless. This film explores one of the biggest scandals, relating to a series of NFTs released by curator Ben Moore. A story of ambition, betrayal and fingers badly burned. 
Outrageous Homes
Channel 4, 10pm
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is the perfect host for a series celebrating homeowners who take their decor to the max. Tonight he meets a 1970s obsessive in Manchester and takes a dip in a supersized fishtank in a 1920s Nottingham semi. At 9pm, the far more modest and sane George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces returns. 
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) ★★★★★
Film4, 1.15pm  
David Lean’s largely fictional telling of the Second World War story of the Thailand-Burma Railway, based on the novel by Pierre Boulle, is wonderfully complex. It features Alec Guinness in his finest performance as Colonel Nicholson, who goes mad before our eyes, as he and other Allied PoWs hack the 255-mile railway out of harsh jungle while battling torture, starvation and disease.
Only You (2019) ★★★★
BBC Three, 9pm  
Harry Wootliff’s debut is an engrossing love story, starring The Crown’s Josh O’Connor and Laia Costa. He plays the wide-eyed romantic Jake; she is the cynical Elena, 10 years his senior and less convinced that their affair will last after they bump into each other one New Year’s Eve while fighting over a taxi. Eventually, a relationship forms, but the strains of beginning a family start to take hold. Also on Tuesday, BBC Two, 11.05pm.
Mrs Dalloway (1997) ★★★★★
BBC Four, 10.30pm  
Virginia Woolf’s classic story of a day in the life of a woman giving a party translates surprisingly well to screen. This very good all-Brit adaptation (written by Eileen Atkins) stars the inimitable Vanessa Redgrave as our hostess, and Rupert Graves as a shell-shocked veteran of the Great War, the most interesting of the characters with whom Dalloway’s day intersects. Michael Kitchen and Natascha McElhone are excellent in support.
Yellowstone: One-Fifty
In the hugely successful drama series Yellowstone, Kevin Costner plays John Dutton, the ruthless owner of a Montana ranch which borders the Yellowstone National Park. For this elegiac four-part documentary series, the actor ventures deep into the canyons and forests that make up one of America’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. Originally airing in the US in 2022, the series is a celebration of the park’s 150th anniversary. Thus Costner tells the absorbing story of its birth. He explains how, in 1871, a geologist called Ferdinand Hayden led an expedition to the region on the orders of Congress. His mission was to size up this mysterious new land for potential industry. Instead, the expedition was so overawed by Yellowstone’s beauty that Congress eventually made it the world’s first national park. 
Costner does his best man-of-the-woods impression in retracing Hayden’s footsteps; fishing in the lake, cooking over the fire. Understandably, he saves his most profound reverence for the Grand Prismatic Spring, a hot spring that shines five different colours. “When I was younger I saw pictures and I thought, ‘Could there be a place like this in the world?’.” SK
Isle of Wight Festival 2024
Sky Arts, 7pm
Sky Arts kicks off festival season with a bang, as UK electronica royalty The Prodigy headline the opening night on the Isle of Wight (11.30pm). Before then, you can catch acts such as Crowded House and The Streets. The weekend’s other headliners are Pet Shop Boys and Green Day. 
Rubbish Tip Britain: Dispatches
Channel 4, 8pm
An investigation into the putrid world of waste crime. One major landfill site, for instance, is full of banned toxic waste, while new satellite data suggests that hundreds of unregulated waste dumps are being operated in plain sight. Couple that with the low number of prosecutions for fly tipping and it all starts to stink. 
Chinook: Zulu Delta 576
BBC Two, 9pm
The concluding part of the documentary, about the 1994 Mull of Kintyre Chinook helicopter crash, contests the RAF’s claim that the fatal accident was due to the “negligence” of pilots Jonathan Tapper and Richard Cook. Instead, evidence points to a potential cover-up of the truth – faulty computer software that made the aircraft unfit for flying. 
Paranormal: The Village That Saw Aliens
BBC Three, 9pm/9.30pm
Is the truth out there? Tonight’s concluding two-parter features some titillating claims. Take the multiple people in south Wales who say they have all seen the same cigar-shaped UFO. Yet for all of its contrived mystery and spooky music, there’s not much here that will turn a sceptic into a believer. 
BBC Scotland, 9pm 
In a TV landscape full of identikit detective dramas, the quality of Rebus blazes bright. Tonight’s superb finale continues the show’s form for navigating horror with humanity and soul. There is a particularly striking scene in which Rebus’s (Richard Rankin) army veteran brother Michael (Brian Ferguson) delivers an impassioned soliloquy about the emptiness of civilian life.
Sister Boniface Mysteries
Drama, 9pm
The writers are having a lot of fun this series. A few weeks ago the cosy detective drama opened with a riff on James Bond. Tonight, we meet Kirk Fabricant (Mark Heap), the kidnapped actor behind cancelled science-fiction show “Professor Y”. His spaceship is a telephone box. He travels in time and space. Hmm, Who could that be a reference to? 
Bread & Roses (2023) ★★★★
Apple TV+  
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) co-produced this powerful documentary from film-maker Sahra Mani. Bread & Roses is set in the aftermath of the Taliban regaining power in Afghanistan in 2021. It features footage from Sharifa, an ex-government employee forced indoors, Zahra, a woman organising activists in her dentistry practice, and Taranom, who seeks refuge in Pakistan.
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) ★★★
Film4, 4.35pm  
In this Ray Harryhausen stop-motion animated adventure, based on the classic Middle Eastern tale, John Phillip Law plays the intrepid sea-captain who sails to the mythical isle of Lemuria in search of the missing part of an amulet, but it’s Tom Baker’s splendid display of manic grinning as evil Prince Koura which anchors the film. Look out for Robert Shaw’s cameo as an oracle with scary teeth.
Five Nights at Freddy’s (2023) ★★
Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm  
Five Nights at Freddy’s started out as a survive-the-robots horror video game in 2014, which has since spawned a huge cult franchise and eight sequels. The film, which spent the best part of a decade in development, stars Josh Hutcherson as a troubled security guard who starts a job at an abandoned pizzeria where he discovers that its animatronic mascots are possessed by murdered children.
Booksmart (2019) ★★★★
BBC Three, 10pm  
Olivia Wilde’s brilliant directorial debut takes place primarily over one night: high-school graduation. It stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever (soon to take the lead in HBO’s The Last of Us) as nerdy best friends who, on the final day of school, are faced with the awful realisation that while they chose studying to get into college over partying, their classmates managed both. Cue a John Hughesian night of self-realisation and fun.
Television previewers
Stephen Kelly (SK), Veronica Lee (VL), Gerard O’Donovan (GO), Poppie Platt (PP) and Gabriel Tate (GT


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