TV tonight: Suranne Jones is back as newly-wed Gentleman Jack | Television & radio


Gentleman Jack

9pm, BBC One

Sally Wainwright’s lascivious series on the life and romances of 19th-century queer diarist and landowner Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) returns for a second run. We open in 1834, one month on from Lister’s private wedding ceremony to Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle). While Lister is preparing for a lavish honeymoon abroad, Walker’s relatives begin to question the motives behind her move to Shibden Hall, and ex-lover Mariana Lawton’s jealousy at Lister’s new coupling threatens to jeopardise their plans. Ammar Kalia

Dynasties II

8pm, BBC One

David Attenborough is asking the question everyone’s been wondering: “Who will be the new hyena queen?” The top spot among a Zambian spotted hyena clan has been taken by an outlier and this season finale has everything you’d want – beautiful nature shots and dramatic editing. Henry Wong

The Speedshop

8pm, BBC Two

This week: a passion project for ex-Special Forces member turned mechanic Titch. He builds a Triumph motorbike to visit a Normandy beach his grandad fought on during the second world war. The resulting pilgrimage is a neatly personal history lesson, free of Who Do You Think You Are-style waterworks. Alexi Duggins

SAS: Who Dares Wins

9pm, Channel 4

With Covid restrictions lifted, it’s off to the Jordanian desert for this latest bout of televised sadism. There’s a new team in place with ex-US Marine Rudy Reyes and former Navy Seal Remi Adeleke replacing Ant Middleton. Continuity lovers will be relieved to see Billy and Foxy are still around. Phil Harrison

Alvin Ailey: A Legend of American Dance

9pm, BBC Four

Featuring never-before-heard audio recordings made during the final year of his life, this illuminating documentary uses choreographer and dancer Alvin Ailey’s own words to narrate his remarkable journey from growing up with a single mother in segregated Texas to establishing his own Black dance company, before his untimely death in 1989. AK

The Cane Field Killings

10.30pm, Channel 4

This dark South African drama debuts on British television, starring Kim Engelbrecht as criminal profiler Reyka, who finds her past traumas resurfacing while she investigates a new string of murders. It’s a tried-and-tested narrative arc but zips along at a satisfying pace. AK

Live sport

Premier League Football: Man City v Liverpool 4pm, Sky Sports Main Event. A potential title-decider, with Pep Guardiola (pictured) and his team enjoying home advantage.

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