TV tonight: Mike Bartlett's Doctor Foster-aligned tale of four flats


9pm, BBC One

Doctor Foster writer Mike Bartlett brings this six-part drama series examining the intertwining lives of the residents of four flats in a single house in Manchester. We open with Gail (Alison Steadman) questioning her lengthy marriage, David (Adrian Lester) heading off on holiday alone and soon having his head turned, heavily pregnant Hannah (Melissa Johns) reconnecting with the father of her child, and Belle (Victoria Hamilton) finding her life thrown into disarray once her sister is hospitalised. Let the melodrama begin … Ammar Kalia

The Sheriffs Are Coming

8pm, BBC One

Who’s that knocking at the door? If you’ve fallen foul of a judge it could be some high court enforcement officers tasked with extracting cash or removing assets. In tonight’s instalment, a classic-car dealer is asked to – spoiler alert – cough up £100,000 while time also gets called on a bar dodging repair fees. Graeme Virtue

Britain’s Biggest Dig

8pm, BBC Two

The HS2 dig reaches Birmingham with a look at how it became one of the UK’s most important industrial cities and created a stark difference between rich and poor who lived there in the 19th century. Prof Alice Roberts visits the city’s jewellery quarter and Dr Yasmin Khan makes a pilgrimage to Park Street. Hannah Verdier

The Great British Bake Off

8pm, Channel 4

Week two in the Bake Off tent, as contestants put the sweet victories and show-stopping failures of Cake Week behind them and pivot to biscuits. While fruit, nuts and chocolate provide a familiar entry point, crafting a table setting from biscuit will surely challenge even the most proficient of Prue devotees. Hannah J Davies

Rankin’s 2020

8pm, Sky Arts

Photographer to the stars Rankin heads up this amateur artists series, calling for submissions from anyone with a smartphone to contribute to a visual record of this most unusual year. Over six weeks, Rankin is joined by different celebrity judges, as well as taking snaps of his own. AK

The Write Offs

9.30pm, Channel 4

Sandi Toksvig’s take on functional adult illiteracy in Britain comes to an end with her group of eight competing in a live spelling bee in front of their friends and family to show how far they have come after 12 weeks of training. First, though, the group must act in a pantomime at the Globe theatre. AK

Film choice

War for the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves, 2017) 9pm, Film4

Part three of the apes v humans fantasy and it’s all-out war. Super-smart simian chief Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his motion-captured army defend their forest, beset by the forces of Woody Harrelson’s Colonel; both sides are divided and vengeful, in this chilly, superbly realised sci-fi reboot. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Indian Premier League Cricket: Delhi Capitals v Sunrisers Hyderabad 3pm, Sky Sports Main Event. A T20 clash from Abu Dhabi.

Premiership Rugby Union: Northampton Saints v Sale Sharks 5.15pm, BT Sport 1. From Franklin’s Gardens.

League Cup Football 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. A live fourth-round tie.