TV tonight: how former players have stood up to football’s racism

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Standing Firm: Football’s Windrush Story

10.30pm, BT Sport 3

As anyone with a passing interest in football will know, the furore over the taking of the knee is the tip of a vast iceberg. The presenter of this fine documentary, Benjamin Zephaniah, has fallen back in love with football thanks to the likable, socially aware English national team. But, as his film illustrates, they stand on the shoulders of giants. Pioneers such as Cyrille Regis were subjected to barely believable levels of racist abuse – and their courage essentially created modern football as we know it. Phil Harrison

The Great British Bake Off

8pm, Channel 4

It’s biscuit week in the tent – and brittle brandy snaps have George close to breaking point. In the showstopper round, edible toys seem a good way to get to know the contestants. Assuming, that is, they don’t crumble under Paul Hollywood’s hard stare. Ellen E Jones

A House Through Time

9pm, BBC Two

In this series closer, we look at the Wood family, residents of a suburban home in Leeds, doing their bit in the second world war, whether as ARP wardens or in the merchant navy, dodging German U-boats. Moving 80 years forwards, some former students recall their stay here around the time of the millennium, enjoying Leeds’s vibrant regeneration. Social history at its finest. Ali Catterall

David Olusoga outside Grosvenor Mount House, Leeds
Historic home … David Olusoga outside Grosvenor Mount House, Leeds. Photograph: Claire Wood/BBC/Twenty Twenty Productions Ltd

Unbelievable Moments Caught on Camera

9pm, ITV

This is basically a clip show, but the urbane Alexander Armstrong brings his genial charm to the job of narrating extraordinary moments captured by mobile technology. Tonight, a man is rescued from an icy river just before plunging over a waterfall. PH

Sky Arts Book Club

9pm, Sky Arts

The club continues, with Andi Oliver and Elizabeth Day inviting Paris Lees and Hafsa Zayyan into the studio to discuss their latest fiction picks. Meanwhile, Bernardine Evaristo selects another classic: this week, Joe Dunthorne’s coming-of-age tale Submarine. PH

Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain

9.30pm, Channel 4

The cheerful history of the girl band concludes. While it’s hard to buy its thesis that the Spice Girls “changed Britain” in any meaningful way, they did brighten its pop landscape for a while. Tonight, they are going it alone and finding solo life tough – so a reunion or two are hard to resist. PH

Live sport

Bob Willis Trophy cricket: The Final 10.15am, Sky Sports Main Event. The county season reaches its climax at Lord’s.

Champions League football: Paris Saint-Germain v Man City 7pm, BT Sport 2. A Group A clash from Parc des Princes.

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