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8 December 2020, 06:20 (UTC), 461 words. Ammar Kalia, Ellen E Jones, Hannah Verdier, Ali Catterall and Paul Howlett.

TV tonight: Banksy paints a picture of a self-style 'art terrorist'

The Banksy Job

9pm, Sky Arts

Graffiti provocateur Banksy follows the Oscar-nominated success of his 2010 part-satire, part-documentary film Exit Through the Gift Shop with another offering centred on the legacy of his work. This film follows the ex-porn star and self-appointed “art terrorist” AK47 – Andy Link – and his efforts to steal Banksy’s The Drinker sculpture from its central London location in broad daylight in 2004. A bumbling heist ensues, while the forces of the art market continue to pull the strings in the background, all narrated by Link himself. Ammar Kalia

The Royal Variety Performance 2020

8pm, ITV

Jason Manford hosts this year’s show from the Blackpool Opera House. Prince Charles will be video calling into proceedings, while musical performances come from Gary Barlow and Celeste, and Sheridan Smith reprises her role as Cilla Black in a medley from Cilla The Musical. AK

The Truth About Amazon: Can You Trust It This Christmas?

9pm, Channel 4

Super shoppers ... Helen Skelton and Sabrina Grant.
Super shoppers ... Helen Skelton and Sabrina Grant. Photograph: Ryan Mcnamara/Channel 4

Shopping queens Helen Skelton and Sabrina Grant round off a year of online purchasing with advice on how to make your money go further using Amazon. They weigh up the good and bad of the online retail giant, including its hidden discounts. Hannah Verdier


9.15pm, BBC Two

Mickey Down and Konrad Kay’s visceral drama following the lives of a group of young graduates at a competitive London investment bank continues. Harper is recruited into another compromising and fraught business deal by Eric (Ken Leung), while Robert and Yasmin’s flirtation intensifies. AK

We Are Who We Are

10.45pm, BBC One

Luca Guadagnino’s coming-of-age story about two American teenagers living on a military base in Italy continues. While Fraser strikes up a connection with Jonathan, Caitlin continues to experiment with her sexual identity. Can her father Richard re-establish a bond between them? Ali Catterall

Great Art

11.05pm, ITV

Compared with his famous impressionist paintings of Paris, Renoir’s later works provoke strongly divergent reactions. But why did the great 19th Century artist choose to take this different – and surprisingly influential – tack? Presenter Tim Marlow draws on his 181-work collection at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Ellen E Jones

Film choice

Matt Damon Jason Bourne
Former government assassin turned fugitive turned bareknuckle fighter ... Matt Damon as the titular Jason Bourne. Photograph: AP

Jason Bourne (Paul Greengrass, 2016) 9pm, Film4

After the misbegotten Bourne-free Bourne Legacy, Matt Damon’s formerly amnesiac government assassin makes a satisfyingly bone-crunching return, with Paul Greengrass directing. The precision-tooled plot has Tommy Lee Jones’s cynical CIA boss setting Vincent Cassel’s killer on Bourne. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Champions League football 5.30pm, BT Sport 1. TBC head to head, followed by another at 7pm on BT Sport 2 and at 8pm on BT Sport ESPN.

Championship football: Millwall v Queens Park Rangers 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Clash from The Den.

Snooker: Scottish Open 12.45pm, Eurosport 1. Day two coverage from Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.