a fascinating journey around the world of TV themes

The Sound of TV with Neil Brand

9pm, BBC Four

Examining the world of TV music, composer Neil Brand opens his new series with a fascinating examination of the television theme tune – from the eerie electronic sound of the Doctor Who theme, to Coronation Street’s brass band and Game of Thrones’ epic orchestrations. First, Brand meets Simon May, the creator of the EastEnders theme, and revisits his childhood favourite Bagpuss. Then, collector Jonny Trunk takes us through his catalogue of library music. Ammar Kalia

Grayson’s Art Club Exhibition

8pm, Channel 4

Following his six-part series aired in the last lockdown and encouraging the public stuck at home to get creating, potter Grayson Perry now takes viewers behind the scenes of an exhibition opening at the Manchester Art Gallery featuring the best of the public’s Art Club works. AK

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways

8pm, Channel 5

Rob Bell follows more abandoned rail routes (and with thousands of decommissioned stations, there are a few to choose from). Tonight, he is walking down the Callander and Oban railway, a 70-mile route from Scotland’s Lowlands to its west coast, which took 14 years to build. Ali Catterall

Waterhole: Africa’s Animal Oasis

9pm, BBC Two

Chris Packham and biologist Ella Al-Shamahi present this series documenting the construction of a camera-rigged watering hole in the Mwiba wildlife reserve in Tanzania. This episode sees the waterhole’s immediate discovery by elephants. AK


9pm, Sky Atlantic

The explosive thriller concludes and Quinn’s moment has come, as the team closes in on Osman’s men. Janina and Lemmer investigate the fallout of the diamond-weapon deal, while new evidence of Flea’s fate comes to light. With chases, shocks and the usual action it’s wise to stay on the edge of your seat. Hannah Verdier

Icon: Music Through the Lens

10pm, Sky Arts

Sky’s six-part series on the world of music photography continues. Having explored touring, magazine covers and more, this week we see how photos of artists became high-value collector’s items, and why images like that of the Beatles strolling across Abbey Road are so enduring. Hannah J Davies

Film choice

Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974), 8pm, Sky Cinema GreatsThis faultless film noir recreates a dazzling 1930s Los Angeles, shadowed by the themes of evil and corruption that resonate in Roman Polanski’s psyche. Jack Nicholson’s private eye and Faye Dunaway’s fragile Evelyn edge closer as a murder at a dam leads them on a torturous trail in a world that’s cruel as a switchblade. Paul Howlett

Live sport

One-day international cricket: South Africa v England 11am, Sky Sports Main Event. First match in the three-game series.

Championship football: Barnsley v Bournemouth 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Clash at Oakwell.

Rugby union: Bristol Bears v Northampton Saints 7pm, BT Sports 1. Third round Premiership match.

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