TV This week: Creating The Kelpies| Eurovision

Billy Connolly in the Glasgow NecropolisPic: ITV
Billy Connolly in the Glasgow NecropolisPic: ITV
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Your pick of the TV shows on the box this week.


Draw It (Channel 4, 4.30pm)

Remember Win, Lose or Draw, in which two teams comprising of celebrities and ordinary mortals competed in a game that involved one person drawing an object or phrase, and the others guessing what they’re attempting to depict?

Well, it’s back – sort of.

Draw It! is certainly along very similar lines, a kind of TV version of Pictionary in which two teams – one headed by Nadia Sawalha, the other by Anton du Beke and both featuring a member of the public – tackle timed drawing challenges.


Creating The Kelpies (BBC2, 9pm)

For the past eight years, Glasgow sculptor Andy Scott has been working on the biggest project of his life.

The Kelpies are two 30m high horses heads made of steel, now standing alongside the Forth and Clyde Canal.

This film follows the long and tortuous process of the creation of the two 300 tonne sculptures from design to installation.


Billy Connolly’s Big Send Off (STV, 9pm)

HE’S treated to us travelogues of Britain, New Zealand, and the ‘edge of the world’, aka Canada’s Northwest Passage.

Now, in this two-part documentary, Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly is going to find out more about the rituals and attitudes pertaining to death in different communities and cultures – and maybe even have a bit of a laugh.


Parking Mad (BBC1, 9pm)

Running a car is an expensive business. Not only do you have any number of costs associated with actually driving the thing, but as soon as you stop you end up having to pay again, in the form of parking charges. One motorist here faces fines of £3000 fior 22 tickets.

These fees are certainly among the least popular of the charges levied against motorists, but fortunately this series, which draws to a close tonight, has been shedding some light on both sides of the car-parking battle.


BBC Young Musician of the Year (BBC4, 7.30pm)

THE Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff hosts as five young pianists attempt to prove they’ve got what it takes to make it through to the semi-final stage of the competition, which is presented by trumpeter Alison Balsom and classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic.

The quintet have just 16 minutes each to impress the judges.


Eurovision Song Contest (BBC1, 8pm)

THE musical extravaganza from Copenhagen, Denmark, who won last year with Emmelie de Forest’s Only Teardrops.

All eyes will be on Molly, who is aiming to become the first UK winner since 1997 with her self-penned anthem Children of the Universe.


The Crimson Field (BBC1, 9pm)

Joan is charged with aiding the enemy, a crime for which she could face life in prison, and in her desperation to protect Anton, she tries to deflect Col Purbright’s questions.

As news of her treachery spreads, Roland is accused of letting the rules slide.