What to watch and review on July 15 and 16.
Pitch Battle (BBC1, 7.30pm) After tonight’s last heat there’s only one more marathon show to go. Phew. Ahead of next week’s uneagerly-awaited live final, the remaining choirs compete to impress judges Gareth Malone, Kelis and guest star Joe Jonas. Who will win? Who cares?
The Voice Kids (ITV, 7.30pm) The stupefying search for a child star no one wants continues apace. In tonight’s tense semi-final, judges Will.i.am, Pixie Lott and Danny Jones must cut their teams down to two. We look forward to watching the devastated young rejects sobbing their little hearts out. What fun.
Blind Date (Channel 5, 8pm) Host Paul O’Grady presides as student Amy – known to her friends as Dolly Daydream – hopes to find her dream guy. And 50 year-old Gary showcases his eccentric taste in shirts while trying to choose between three feisty ladies.
Wimbledon 2017 (BBC1, 1pm) As the men’s final brings the tournament to a close, has this been a classic Wimbledon? Permanently lost in wonder about everything, gushing Beeb host Sue Barker will doubtless dip into her bottomless bag of superlatives and hail it as “wonderful, marvellous, magical”. But with both top Brits crashing out in the semis and a host of little-known players retiring hurt, Sue may be wide of the mark. How did you rate this year’s championship and the BBC’s blanket coverage?
The Loch (ITV, 9pm) At last an end to our whodunit-and-why torment as this mad murder mystery reaches its crazy conclusion. But have the Loch Ness cops really caught the local serial killer? Despite the stunning Scottish scenery, this weird drama lacked any cogent plot and fizzles out in similarly chaotic fashion. Will it be back for a second series? Let’s hope not.
Poldark (BBC1, 9pm) Great guy Ross gives Nampara’s land to the peasants so that they can fend for themselves. Meanwhile, our swashbuckling hero helps dazed Dwight recover after the trauma of his French prison ordeal. And pantomime villain George pressurises Morwenna to marry him as part of his political master-plan. Plus, all the usual moody Cornish clifftop galloping.