What to watch and review on Friday, July 7.
Coronation Street (ITV, 7.30 & 8.30pm) Sex, extreme violence, coke snorting in loving close-up… all way before the family viewing watershed. Welcome to Weatherfield, 2017. In tonight’s X-certificate double header, jealous Johnny spots Jenny and Matthew at the Bistro and flies into a rage.
EastEnders (BBC1, 8pm) More low-rent antics from the irritating Taylors, a calamitous clan it’s impossible to care less about. Meanwhile, strange Steven continues to spy on Lauren at work. There may be trouble ahead.
Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special (Channel 4, 9pm) Droll new host Richard Ayoade presides as a minor star-studded line-up tackles the trickiest challenges on TV. Into the zones go Joel Dommett, Jermain Jenas, Adil Ray, Tamara Wall and team captain Rylan Clark-Neal. Big names.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Guns For Hire: The Story Of The Sidemen (BBC4, 9pm) After 40 years as David Bowie’s brilliant but unsung guitarist, Earl “Slicky” Slick examines the role of the musicians in the shadows who make the superstars sound so good. The key qualities are loyalty and humility. Featuring new interviews with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.