THE VIRGIN QUEEN
TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET
Long live the Queen! TCM presents a triple feature of costume epics about Elizabeth I tonight, and two of them star Bette Davis, in movies made decades apart. Davis in 1955’s The Virgin Queen (pictured) leads off the night, and an earlier Davis effort, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex from 1939, is shown at midnight ET. In between: the lovely Jean Simmons in 1953’s Young Bess, televised at 10 p.m. ET.