What’s on TV: Sunday, December 9

Graham Norton Show

Ten, 7.30pm

The guest's on this episode of Britain's top of the line talk show are wrestler turned Hollywood actor John Cena, martial arts icon Jackie Chan, and cheery cooking icon Jamie Oliver – even without the usual star power, there's enough incongruity in that selection to let the bubbling Norton generate some well-honed anecdotes and the odd moment of improvised hijinks. CM

Sammy Davis Jnr.Credit:Bruce Postle

Sammy Davis Jnr: I've Got to Be Me

NITV, 9.30pm

"I'm coloured, Jewish, and Puerto Rican – when I move into a neighbourhood I wipe it out." In 1950s and 1960s America – a time when race was both a matter of life and death and a cultural crucible – the hyphenate entertainer Sammy Davis jnr was so popular that he crossed lines no one had previously tested. Samuel D. Pollard's feature-length documentary is a detailed, assured account of his life, revealing a natural entertainer whose talents always had to account for differing audiences; he survived his army service through impersonations of white movie stars and was later condemned by the black community for supporting Richard Nixon in 1972. Rat Pack aficionados can enjoy archival footage of Davis at work and play with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, although every public moment has a candid private reflection. CM

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