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Storyville: a band of amateurs

10 p.m., BBC Four

Here we peek behind the curtain of a Bradford movie club (which proudly calls itself a band of amateurs), in documentary filmmaker Kim Hopkins’ warm and heartfelt ode to the age of movie gold. Struggling to keep their dreams alive, the aging filmmakers set out to remake the classic Hollywood musical Oklahoma! The band members – including Colin, an octogenarian retired carpenter – and Phil, a forty-year-old caring for his brother – are bound by artistic madness, and their vital reflections contrast with the grim reality of hardship. Danielle DeWolfe

Beyond the Yorkshire Farm: Reuben and Clive

9 p.m., Channel 5

This week’s transplant includes an oversized masonry project – in fact, it’s the company’s largest masonry project to date, using granite to build a 30-foot dry stone wall and pathway. Fortunately, Clive has a lot of experience, but Reuben has to ask his father for a hand. HOUR

between the covers

7 p.m., BBC 2

A book club without wine? “We had it, until Hugh Dennis got slammed and tried to breakdance in season two.” Sara Cox’s wise guests tonight – Gabby Logan, Ade Adepitan, Kerry Godliman and Tom Read Wilson – discuss Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s Take My Hand and Penelope Lively’s Moon Tiger. HOUR

Jamie’s Easy Christmas

8 p.m., Channel 4

We’ve conquered the crispy duck and noodles – now let’s get into something a little more traditional. Everyone and their horse have a trick for making perfect roasts: this is the Oliver method. Plus, a gravadlax starter, ways to spruce up turkey and sprouts, and a unique version of that favorite Yorkshire pud. Ali Catterall

How to break the classroom ceiling

9 p.m., BBC 2

Amol Rajan and Nadhim Zahawi
Amol Rajan talks to Nadhim Zahawi in How to Crack the Class Ceiling. Photograph: Samuel Palmer/BBC

In the final part of Amol Rajan’s investigation into the class problem in the UK, the journalist talks to Rob Powell, who is on a mission to make classism illegal under the Equality Act. Nadhim Zahawi – the equalities minister for almost two months this year – disagrees with Powell, but struggles to explain the reasons for his position. HOUR

Deputy Tokyo

10:40 p.m., BBC One

Whisper It: Direct Ansel Elgort, who convincingly engages as gaijin hack Jake – is the weakest link in this otherwise engrossing detective series. Thankfully, this episode dives into the surprising backstory of hostess Samantha (Rachel Keller) before things kick off between brooding young yakuza Sato (Shô Kasamatsu) and his mentor. Graeme Virtue

Choice of movies

Alice Krige and Patrick Stewart in Star Trek: First Contact
Full Metal Menace…Alice Krige and Patrick Stewart in Star Trek: First Contact. Photography: Paramount/Allstar

Star Trek: First Contact (Jonathan Frakes, 1996), 6:50 p.m., Movie4
This 1996 installment is arguably the best of the 10 “original” Star Trek films (all currently airing on Film4) as it reunites the Next Generation gang with their most implacable enemy, the Borg. Picard et al travel back in time to 2063 to prevent Earth from being “assimilated”, allowing for the first warp flight and humanity’s first contact with aliens. Given a bigger budget than the TV show, director (and co-star) Jonathan Frakes brings out the full metallic menace of the Borg, with Alice Krige as queen, a seductive foil to the Honorable Patrick Stewart. Simon Wardel

Live sports

world Cup football: Argentina v Croatia, 6.3 p.m., ITV1 The first semi-final, in which Lionel Messi’s Argentina faces Luka Modric’s Croatia; the second semi-final, France v Morocco, is on BBC One on Wednesday.

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