Unlike the National Movie Awards (8.00pm, UTV); this ceremony provides some purpose - to curse the winner by way of sending their career into oblivion. Lauren Laverne presents live coverage of the Mercury Prize from the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight, which will feature clips of performances earlier in the evening by the short-listed artists and interviews with guests, before going live to the announcement, and award of the Prize. Jools 'Tiny Shouty Man' Holland hosts, with performances from British Sea Power, Last Shadow Puppets, Elbow, Portico Quartet, Estelle, Adele, Neon Neon and Laura Marling. BBC Two has extended highlights of the event on Friday from 11.35pm, with full performances and highlights of the evening's action.