Trooping the Colour (BBC One, 10.15am)

The Queen's Official Birthday Parade won't go ahead in its traditional form in central London this year. However, as in 2020, it will be a scaled-back occasion in the grounds of Windsor Castle, but we are promised it will be "slightly bigger than it was last year". The monarch will be accompanied by her cousin, the Duke of Kent to watch the pageantry and spectacle of the ceremony which features performances by British and Commonwealth army regiments. Highlights of the day's events can be seen on BBC Two at 8pm.


MOTD Live: UEFA Euro 2020 (BBC1, 1pm)

Gary Lineker presents coverage of the opening Group D fixture between England and Croatia, which takes place at Wembley Stadium (kick-off 2pm). This is, of course, a repeat of the famous World Cup semi-final from 2018, when Croatia broke English hearts and defeated Gareth Southgate's men 2-1 after extra time in Moscow. Right-back Kieran Trippier's spectacular early free-kick put the Three Lions in dreamland, but Ivan Perisic equalised in the second half, before Mario Mandzukic sealed victory in extra time. Today's other games see Austria take on North Macedonia at National Arena Bucharest (kick-off 5pm), while the Netherlands welcome Ukraine to the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam (kick-off 8pm).


Tennis: Queen's (BBC Two, 1pm)

The cinch Championships, aka the Queen's Club Championships, is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world, having first been played in 1881. Cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the 2021 edition is set to be a star-studded event with many of the top players on the ATP Tour, including Matteo Berrettini, Diego Schwartzman, Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka, set to participate. Andy Murray has won the title on five occasions and, having skipped the French Open to concentrate on his grass-court season, the two-time Wimbledon champion is hoping to make his return from injury this week. Coverage continues throughout the week on BBC Two.


Holby City (BBC1, 8.20pm)

Fans of this long-running Casualty spin-off were devastated by the recent announcement the series will end in March next year. Originally created by Tony McHale and Mal Young and launched in 1999, Holby City became staple viewing for millions, a blend of soapy romance between staff and tense medical drama, as patients with a variety of illnesses and ailments came and went from the wards. The BBC has promised the show will go out on a high but there are plenty of plot twists and turns to get through before the curtain finally comes down. This week, sparks fly between Kian and Fletch after Evie and Andrei disappear, while Sacha and Dom compete for the top job, and Josh tries to win back Ange.


Inside Tesco: 24/7 (C5, 7pm)

With business booming at the UK's supermarkets, particularly as we try to shop in fewer locations due to the pandemic, it can be easy to forget that most of the mighty national chains had very humble beginnings. This three-part documentary, starting tonight, celebrates 101 years of Tesco by telling the story of Britain's biggest retailer. Businessman Jack Cohen first started running market stalls in the East End of London in 1919, which led him to set up the brand as his enterprise kept growing: now there are 3,627 branches. More than just a history series, camera crews also head behind the scenes at some of Tesco's superstores to show what working life is like for the company's staff today.

Thursday, 17/6/2021

Together (BBC2, regions vary)

At last, terrestrial TV has some major new dramas - and this one has a big-name cast to boot. James McAvoy (X-Men, His Dark Materials) plays a self-made man who runs his own computing consultancy. His wife, played by Catastrophe's Sharon Horgan, is a co-ordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity. Their 10-year-old son, Arty, is all that is keeping their marriage going, until the country goes into lockdown. The couple are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship, as well as the father's fresh passion for growing vegetables and Arty's socialist grandmother. Written by Dennis Kelly (The Third Day) and directed by The Crown's Stephen Daldry, this promises to be a big hitter.

Friday, 18/6/2021

UEFA Euro 2020 Live (ITV, 7pm-10.30pm)

In what is arguably the most anticipated match of the tournament so far, England welcome Scotland to Wembley Stadium (kick-off 8pm). This game will bring back memories of their famous meeting at the old Wembley 25 years ago during Euro 96, when Paul Gascoigne was the hero for England, scoring a spectacular volley to make it 2-0, just seconds after David Seaman had saved a Gary McAllister penalty. More recently, Harry Kane broke Scottish hearts during a 2018 World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gave England the lead, but Leigh Griffiths struck two sublime free-kicks to put the Tartan Army in dreamland. However, Kane rescued a draw for Gareth Southgate's side in stoppage time. Before that tie, there is Sweden v Slovakia at Saint Petersburg Stadium (kick-off 2pm), and Croatia v Czech Republic at Hampden Park (kick-off 5pm).