TV Times top picks for today

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Sunday 3rd June

A Very English Scandal, 9pm, BBC1

With his political career in ruins, former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe faces a possible prison sentence when he’s charged with conspiracy to murder his ex-lover Norman Scott. Supported by his wife Marion and mother Ursula, Thorpe appears at the Old Bailey with the three other accused men, and he’s defended by his sharp barrister George Carman QC. Norman makes an unapologetic appearance on the stand before Judge Cantley addresses the jury with a very leading summing up. A satisfying end to the strangest scandal in British politics, it’s followed by a documentary, The Jeremy Thorpe Scandal, on BBC4 (10pm). Rating: *****

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Countryfile Royal Special, 7pm, BBC1

The Countryfile team head north of the border to the magnificent Balmoral in the second of the royal specials. It’s not difficult to see why the Queen and Royal Family love the 50,000-acre estate so much: the views of wild rugged moorland, lochs and mountains are astonishing. It’s also where the Queen can express her love of native breeds including Highland cows, ponies and deer. While Matt Baker, Ellie Harrison and Adam Henson explore Balmoral and the countryside around it, Anita Rani is in the Hebrides to retrace the Queen’s footsteps to some of the tiny wild and beautiful islands that she loves to explore. Rating: ****

Britain’s Got Talent Final, 7.30pm, ITV

After a week of hard-fought semi-finals, the 10 most popular acts face the final. We’ve seen some top talent this series – but with no runaway favourite, there’s everything to play for. Who will succeed last year’s winner Tokio Myers to win a slot at the Royal Variety Performance and a £250,000 prize? Rating: ****

 

More previews tomorrow.