TV tonight: Ken Burns' deep dive into country music begins

Ammar Kalia , Ali Catterall, Paul Howlett, Hannah Verdier and Graeme Virtue
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Country Music By Ken Burns
9.30pm, BBC Four

Coinciding with the country music awards (highlights of which will be shown at 11.10pm), this nine-part series on the history of the genre begins with a double bill of episodes. Using beautiful archive clips and interviews with luminaries such as Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, it documents how country out started as “hillbilly music” before reaching prominence with the Carter Family’s recordings in the 1930s. A toe-tapping anthropological history, told with Burns’s trademark informative light touch. Ammar Kalia

Junior Bake Off
5pm, Channel 4

It has been a challenging series for the mini bakers, with madeleines flying around, sushi biscuits and even a cheeseboard. But now it is the final, with lovable host and cheerleader Harry Hill setting the kids a double challenge to make both iced buns and inside-out biscuits. Hannah Verdier

Unreported World
7.30pm, Channel 4

Reporter Sahar Zand and director Katie Arnold travel to Iraq to meet its new social media stars, millennials who are putting themselves at risk in gathering millions of followers by celebrating beauty and fashion amid the country’s anti-wealth protests. A refreshing look at influencer culture. AK

Mountain Vets
8pm, BBC Two

The picturesque series that follows vets in craggy Mourne in Northern Ireland continues. Spring has sprung, so there are dozens of lambs arriving, including some by urgent caesarian section. But parenthood isn’t for everyone: nine male calves are about to meet Miriam’s castrating iron. Graeme Virtue

The Name of the Rose
9pm, BBC Two

Salvatore has kidnapped the Occitan girl; she will come in handy for his love potion, that, naturally, also involves a black cat. Meanwhile, there is talk of a strange book in Greek; Remigio is arrested and given the ultimate hot water bottle; and there is a climactic struggle at a waterfall for William and Anna. Ali Catterall

Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R Stevie Moore
9pm, Sky Arts

With more than 400 albums to his name since his first bedroom sessions in the early 1960s, R Stevie Moore has become regarded as the godfather of home recordings. The famously reclusive Moore now goes on camera to talk through his underground career and recent resurgence. AK

Film choice

Anti-capitalist manifesto ... The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, 12.20am, BBC Two
Mira Nair’s adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s novel stars Riz Ahmed as the charismatic Changez, a Muslim professor suspected by the CIA of terrorist activity. He recounts to journo Liev Schreiber his life story as a rising star of Wall Street, transformed by 9/11 into a powerful anti-capitalist critic. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Tennis: Davis Cup 10am & 5pm, Eurosport 1. The second and third quarter-final matches from Madrid.

Champions Cup Rugby Union: Ulster v Clermont Auvergne 7pm, BT Sport 2. A Pool 3 match at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.

Championship Football: Fulham v Queens Park Rangers 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. A west London derby at Craven Cottage.

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