TV tonight: how the American South's gospel music morphed into Motown

Soul America

9.30pm, BBC Four

You either have it, or you don’t and this three-part series tells the story of how it came to be: soul music. Narrated by the Brand New Heavies singer Carleen Anderson and featuring interviews with soul pioneers Mavis Staples, Candi Staton and Martha Reeves, tonight’s opening episode charts how soul grew deep in the American south from the roots of the church-led gospel tradition to travel across the country, springing up commercial hit factories at Stax Records in Memphis and at Motown in Detroit. Ammar Kalia

Unreported World

7.30pm, Channel 4

In the same Alpine resorts where well-to-do Brits enjoy care-free skiing holidays, migrants are risking their lives to make a border-crossing. Reporter Adnan Sawar meets Hasan, a young man who has already travelled thousands of miles from his war-torn home in Sudan and must keep moving, if he is to survive. Ellen E Jones

James Nesbitt: A Game of Two Halves

8pm, ITV

Most years, there is a star-studded football match in which retired legends of the game rub shoulders with minor celebrities in the name of charity. But where does the money go? In this documentary, James Nesbitt travels the world, visiting the communities helped by the money. Phil Harrison

Lodgers for Codgers

8pm, Channel 4

This charming series pairing young and old to live together in a social experiment continues. Twenty-one-year-old poet Marvell finds inspiration in leaving his east London council flat for Lynne and John’s Glastonbury chapel, while 20-year-old Sophie finds herself with a strict landlord in pensioner Eunice. AK

Inside Manchester’s Midlands Hotel

8pm, Channel 5

The 115-year-old hotel comes under the spotlight in this special, with celebrity guests, breakfast-based complaints and staff making their feelings about their new boss known. As the hotel gets ready for a wedding, both bride and groom are running late, while a broken boiler looms. Hannah Verdier

BBC Proms 2020: Anoushka Shankar and Gold Panda

8pm, BBC Four

Anoushka, daughter of sitar luminary Ravi Shankar, celebrates her father’s centenary with a new work in collaboration with producer Gold Panda. Interspersing her father’s recordings with her own improvisations, she finds a new sitar repertoire. AK

Film choice

Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen in The Good Liar.
Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen in The Good Liar. Photograph: Chia James/AP

The Good Liar (Bill Condon, 2019), 12noon; 8pm, Sky Cinema Premiere

You could hardly go wrong with Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen as your stars, and old-hand director Bill Condon makes the most of them. She is wealthy, widowed Betty, who takes in the grizzled charmer, not knowing he is Roy the conman; the pair then revel in a game of skulduggery. Paul Howlett

Live sport

T20 Cricket: England v Australia 5.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Opening match in the three-game series.
Athletics: British Championships 6pm, BBC Two. Day one coverage from Manchester Regional Arena.
Rugby Union: Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs 7pm, BT Sport 1. Top-flight match from Franklin’s Gardens.