BBC Young Dancer 2019 Grand Final, BBC2, 8pm

ANITA Rani and Ore Oduba host the finale of the contest in which the hopefuls take to the stage of the Birmingham Hippodrome.

The final line-up comprises the four winners of the South Asian Dance, Contemporary, Ballet and Street Dance heats, plus a fifth dancer awarded a wildcard place by the judges. Each of them has been paired with a leading choreographer to create a new solo piece, and will also perform a solo and duet from their existing repertoire, hoping it will be enough to impress the judges.

They include Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor, BBoy Junior of Wanted Posse crew, chief executive of dance Umbrella Emma Gladstone and Scottish Ballet artistic director Christopher Hampson.

Cardinal: By the Time You Read This, BBC4, 9pm

VIEWERS’ desire for crime thrillers show little sign of abating. Thankfully, BBC4 continues to deliver some of best from around the world, including this compelling Canadian drama. In the first of a double bill, Detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme continue to investigate a double murder while Sharlene Winston and her family hold Lloyd Kreeger captive.

However, when it comes to tracking down the killer, help comes from an unexpected source. Later, Cardinal confronts a man he believes may be linked to Catherine’s suicide. The story continues at 9.40pm.

Britain’s Most Historic Towns, C4, 8pm

PROFESSOR Alice Roberts does a terrific job of exploring key periods in British history through the stories of individual towns.

Now she’s back for a new run, and episode one examines wartime Britain by studying the history of Dover, the area which was on the frontline in the fight against Nazi Germany. Alice visits the subterranean HQ where the Dunkirk evacuation was orchestrated. She also chats to

a 90-year-old local who experienced the horror of the German onslaught, and has a taste of what life would have been like in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during the Battle of Britain. Plus, archaeologist Ben Robinson surveys challenges faced by the Navy via his aerial vantage point across the Channel.

Britain’s Got Talent, STV, 8pm

WHAT a glorious run this has been so far, with laughs, tears and golden buzzers fast tracking acts. We’re now up to week seven, and with the all-important finale just around the corner, it will be intriguing to see which of the latest wannabe stars makes in through to the next stage.

As ever, Ant and Dec will be guiding us through proceedings while Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams pass judgement, along with that thrilled audience. And as a rule of thumb, don’t try any of the acts at home.