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Winter Olympics – Today at the Games

7 p.m., BBC 2

Can Scottish curlers Jen Dodds and Bruce Mouat turn their world mixed doubles title into Olympic gold? Will Lancastrian skier Dave Ryding win gold in men’s slalom? Let the 2022 Winter Olympics begin. After the Opening Ceremony at 11.30am on BBC One, switch to the highlights show on BBC Two at 7pm. Clare Balding will host the Beijing event over the next two weeks, alongside Hazel Irvine, Jeanette Kwakye, Ayo Akinwolere and JJ Chalmers. Hollie Richardson

Your garden made perfect

8 p.m., BBC 2

Home improvement advice with a touch of therapy. Tonight the focus is on Steph, a recently divorced yoga teacher from Lancashire, who sees her garden as a symbol of a new beginning. Can Pip or Manoj use his space and, as Angela Scanlon so grandly puts it, help him “push the reset button on his life”? Phil Harrison

Death in paradise

9 p.m., BBC One

There are worse places to go to rehab than sunny St. Marys, but the experience ends badly for a young British pop star. Was his death a tragic accident or something more sinister? Stubborn detective Neville (Ralf Little) is on the case, even though the arrival of his chaotic sister Izzy (Kate O’Flynn) disrupts his usual routine. Graeme Virtue

A discovery of witches

9 p.m. Sky Max

The mysterious vampire Benjamin is distracted from his mission to ruin the De Clemonts when Lena, the incendiary witch, escapes his clutches. Meanwhile, it all starts at the twins’ christening, when proud parents Matthew and Diana are rudely interrupted by Baldwin announcing his plans to take the babies to Venice. Hannah Verdier

The last step

10 p.m. Channel 4

A Friday night TV staple, Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are back to review the past seven days of news with their own brand of unrestrained wit. TIME

The Graham Norton Show

10:35 p.m., BBC One

Oscar-nominated actor Uma Thurman, who directs the new Apple TV+ thriller Suspicion, joins Norton for a chinwag tonight. Ariana DeBose, who recently dazzled in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, also joins in on the chatty fun. TIME

Choice of movies

An impressionist period adventure… True History of the Kelly Gang.

The True Story of the Kelly Gang (Justin Kurzel, 2019), 11:20 p.m., Film4
Justin Kurzel’s Impressionist period adventure picks up Booker Prize-winning Peter Carey’s novel about the near-mythical Australian anti-hero Ned Kelly and packs a punch of the attempt. George MacKay plays Ned, whose difficult upbringing in a poor Irish immigrant family leads him inexorably into crime – events he writes about in order to maintain control of his own narrative. Essie Davis is a fierce presence as Ned’s mother, Ellen, while Russell Crowe has a fine appearance as Harry Power, Ned’s mentor in the bushranger ways. Simon Wardel

Live sports

FA Cup football: Man United v Middlesbrough 7:30 p.m., ITV. Fourth-round draw at Old Trafford.

Winter Olympics 12:25 a.m., BBC One. Coverage of the first full day from China, including women’s track qualifying and women’s ice hockey.

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