TV tonight: Ken Burns chronicles the life of Ernest Hemingway


9pm, BBC Four

The American documentary supremo Ken Burns returns with this six-part series dissecting the life and legacy of one of the greats of modern American letters: Ernest Hemingway. Co-directed by Lynn Novick, it chronicles Hemingway’s journey from a stable childhood in Illinois to volunteering for the Red Cross during the first world war, then tempestuous stays in Paris, Spain and Cuba as he pursued his career as a writer. Famous faces such as Meryl Streep, Jeff Daniels and Patricia Clarkson read his work. Ammar Kalia

Bake Off: The Professionals

8pm, Channel 4

Four teams are left – so the series is the point at which someone is likely to have a meltdown. The perfect time for chocolate week, then, which demands a sharing dessert featuring Cherish Finden’s chosen ingredient, followed by a house-of-horrors showpiece with a moving part. Jack Seale

Iberia’s Woodlands: Life on the Edge

8.40pm, PBS America

An extraordinary forest stretches over parts of Spain and Portugal and teems with wildlife. This two-part documentary covers a year of life in the woodland, meaning the iberian lynx, the etruscan shrew and other species get a chance to strut their stuff on camera. Ellen E Jones


9pm, Alibi

Having premiered on Facebook Watch, this series, based on a hit scripted podcast, reaches British screens. Jessica Biel stars as the investigative journalist Lia Haddock, who decides to investigate the fate of 300 people who resided in a research facility and disappeared without trace in 2004. AK

City on a Hill

9pm, Sky Atlantic

With references to Seinfeld and Ninja Turtles, this knotty Boston crime drama draws heavily from its 90s milieu. As season two continues, Ward (Aldis Hodge), a lawyer, is hell-bent on nabbing the dealer who shot his wife, while the hammy FBI man Rohr (Kevin Bacon) follows up leads in his inimitable style. Graeme Virtue

Philly DA: Breaking the Law

10.40pm, BBC Four

Having won his outsider campaign to become the district attorney in Philadelphia, Larry Krasner faces one of the first tests of his campaign pledge to end capital punishment when a police officer is killed on duty and there is an outcry for the death penalty to be applied. AK

Film choice

Keanu Reeves and Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Visually ravishing ... Keanu Reeves and Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Photograph: Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola, 1992), 10.40pm, Horror Channel
Coppola reads the great gothic tale as a grand amour, Gary Oldman’s bereft Dracula existing in torment for centuries until he discovers the reincarnation of his love in Winona Ryder’s Elisabeta. Visually ravishing and full of eroticism, it is powered by the intensity of Oldman’s beast. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Cricket: England v Sri Lanka 10.30am, Sky Sports Main Event. First contest in the three-match ODI series.

Euro 2020 football: England v Germany 4pm, BBC One. Die Mannschaft travel to Wembley for a last-16 clash (kick-off 5pm). Sweden v Ukraine, from Hampden in Glasgow, follows at 7.30pm (kick-off 8pm).

Cricket: West Indies v South Africa 6.45pm, BT Sport 2. Third T20 in the five-match series.