TV tonight: Brian Cox investigates the universe’s biggest questions

Brian Cox’s Adventures in Space and Time

9pm, BBC Two

Everyone’s favourite softly-spoken physicist returns for this series looking back at his decade of science documentaries and pulling together some of their most breath-taking sequences to try and answer foundational questions like whether aliens exist, what gravity consists of and if we will ever be able to live in space. Presenting from the Royal Institution in London, Cox draws on material from hit BBC shows such as Wonders of the Universe, Forces of Nature and The Planets. Ammar Kalia

Asia: Our Wild Adventures

8pm, BBC Two

Natural history presenters dig into the archive for memories of Indonesia and Mongolia. Steve Backshall recalls being chased by Komodo dragons, while George McGavin looks back on a Sumatran school for orangutans. Plus, Gordon Buchanan on Kazakhs using golden eagles to hunt. Jack Seale

Call the Midwife: Special Delivery

9pm, BBC One

Miranda Hart in Call The Midwife.
Miranda Hart in Call The Midwife. Photograph: BBC/PA

With the series finale tonight at 8pm, this documentary special looks back at 10 years of the BBC drama. There is a grim trawl through the show’s historical storylines, including Thalidomide births and FGM, while cast like Jessica Raine and Miranda Hart talk of their time on the show. AK

SAS: Who Dares Wins

9pm, Channel 4

Our remaining recruits are paired off for this week’s set of challenges, which all revolve around the theme of chemical warfare. First, the pairs have to operate while exposed to CS gas and then they must perform an extraction while in freezing water, with those unable to operate effectively as a team removed. AK

Cruising with Jane McDonald

9pm, Channel 5

It’s the final episode of McDonald’s miniseries and she is keeping to nearby waterways, travelling up the River Thames with friends to celebrate her 70th birthday. They lunch at the Michelin-starred Waterside Inn in Bray before tour guide Sarah Jane shows the group around the Cliveden estate. AK

Inside KFC: Fast Food Secrets

10pm, Channel 4

Another deep dive into the world of the fast food giant, as the testing team hop on the literal gravy train, approving a new burger full of the stuff and a questionable ‘Gravynaise’. Meanwhile, the chain’s Gatwick outlet suffers, as Covid turns the airport into a ghost town. Hannah J Davies

Film choice

Coco, 3pm, BBC One

Pixar expands its cultural horizons with this glorious, poignant fantasy animation, taking Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival as the starting point for a boy’s discovery of his family’s past. Young Miguel thinks can learn the truth about his errant father through a trip to the fantastical, slightly trippy Land of the Dead. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Tennis: Roland-Garros 9.30am, ITV4. Opening day’s coverage of the French grand slam.

Rugby Union: Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons 1pm, BT Sport 1. Premiership match from Sandy Park.

French Football: Lyon Women v Paris Saint-Germain Women 8pm, BT Sport 1. Division 1 clash.