TV tonight: the story of the world’s first black country music superstar

<span>Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Charley Pride: I’m Just Me
9.30pm, BBC Four

The story of the Mississippi sharecropper’s son who transcended racial barriers to become the world’s first black country music superstar is a remarkable one. The director, Barbara Hall, does it justice in an intelligently assembled film charting a career that also included a spell as a baseball player. Country music royalty (Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson) line up to pay tribute, but most telling are the interviews with Pride himself: “I never thought there was anything strange about wanting to do country music.” Mike Bradley

Garden Rescue
8pm, BBC One

The team travel to Wallasey, Merseyside, to makeover a garden belonging to Sue, who lost her husband seven years ago, and then later her mum. Having returned to the UK, she is hoping for a calming space, fitting for a memorial to her loved ones. Can the gang complete the task on a budget of £2,000? MB

The Nile: Egypt’s Great River With Bettany Hughes
9pm, Channel 5

On the final leg of her journey down the Nile, Hughes visits sites that formed the focus for “the golden age of Egyptomania”. She begins at the city of Aswan and its famous dam, moving on to the relocated Temple of Philae, before heading to the mighty temples of Abu Simbel. MB

WW2: Battles for Europe
8pm, Yesterday

It is hard to find fresh angles on the familiar stories of the second world war, and the first episode of this new series doesn’t really manage it. That said, it does provide a sturdy enough take on the Normandy landings, hearing from military historians and veterans from all sides of the conflict. Phil Harrison

Code 37: Sex Crimes
9pm, More4

This Belgian cop drama is an acquired taste, dealing in appalling cases yet adding enough flashes of black humour to keep viewers off-balance. When it transpires a killer in a wrestling mask is making snuff movies, Hannah and her vice squad have to wade through the world of Ghent’s lo-fi adult film industry. Graeme Virtue

11.05pm, Channel 4

The folk behind this new Love Island competitor have never seen an episode of the show they are trying to imitate. That is the only logical conclusion when faced with its Frankenstein premise – think Coach Trip meets The Apprentice meets Geordie Shore – with groups embarking on a popularity contest on a cruise liner. Yawn. Hannah J Davies

Film choice

Isabelle Adjani and Klaus Kinski in Nosferatu the Vampyre.
Deeply chilling ... Nosferatu the Vampyre. Photograph: Moviestore Collection/REX

Nosferatu the Vampyre 9.30pm, Talking Pictures

A homage to FW Murnau’s 1922 horror film, from Werner Herzog. His remake of the creepy silent classic replicates its chilling images scene by scene. Bruno Ganz and Isabelle Adjani are the vampire-cursed Harkers, while Klaus Kinski’s Dracula is very much in the Max Schreck mode. Paul Howlett

Sport choice

Tennis: Wimbledon 2019 Coverage of day five from the All England Club. 11am, BBC Two

Athletics: Diamond League Eighth meeting of the season, from Lausanne, Switzerland. 7pm, Eurosport 1

Super League Rugby League: Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos The Mend-a-Hose Jungle (yes, really) hosts this top-flight clash. 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event