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Climate Change: Ade on the Frontline

8pm, BBC Two

Former paralympian and broadcaster Ade Adepitan fronts this timely three-part series, examining the impact of the climate crisis across the globe. In tonight’s opening episode, Adepitan is in the Solomon Islands, travelling by boat to witness the flooding of land masses in the archipelago owing to climate change, while in Australia he comes face to face with bushfires and gets to grips with the renewable energy sources that are powering Tazmania. Ammar Kalia

The British Academy Film Awards

7pm, BBC One

The socially-distanced awards season continues apace, with this year’s edition of the Baftas now split over two nights and hosted by Edith Bowman, Dermot O’Leary and Clara Amfo. Tonight’s proceedings take on the major categories, live from the Royal Albert Hall. AK

Running Wild With Bear Grylls

7pm, National Geographic

TV’s favourite outdoorsman Bear Grylls returns for a new series of his celebrity jaunts through the wilderness. Joining him for this episode is Marvel actor Anthony Mackie, as the pair travel to the Italian Dolomite mountains and trade stories about their experiences of fatherhood. AK

Line of Duty

9pm, BBC One

Line of Duty.
Line of Duty. Photograph: Steffan Hill/BBC/World Productions

The taut, to some extent back-to-basics sixth series gallops on, as AC-12 break the case wide open and the pressure on compromised police inspector Jo Davidson (Kelly Macdonald) becomes unendurable. Brace for the inevitable scene where an interview with a witness does not go to plan. Jack Seale

Queen Elizabeth: Politics, Power And Prime Ministers

9pm, Channel 4

This intriguing documentary works as a factual companion piece to The Crown, exploring the weekly meetings that take place between the Queen and Britain’s Prime Ministers. How cordial are relations? And how much real influence does the monarch have? Phil Harrison

Once Were Lions

11.40pm, BBC One

It’s been 12 years since Rugby League’s Great Britain Lions have roared their way across a pitch. So there’s a lot riding on this comeback, as this gripping documentary, following their tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, makes clear. As former Lion Martin Offiah says, “You have to be prepared to die…” Ali Catterall

Film choice

Queen of Katwe.
Queen of Katwe. Photograph: Moviestore collection Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo

Queen of Katwe 2.35pm, BBC One

Fans of The Queen’s Gambit should check out Mira Nair’s biographical tale of a poor, young Ugandan girl, Phiona Mutesi (the engaging Madina Nalwanga), who became a chess champion. Lupita Nyong’o as her mother and David Oyelowo as her coach give great support in a proudly feelgood film. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Premier League Football: Burnley v Newcastle United 11am, Sky Sports Main Event. Followed by West Ham United v Leicester City at 2pm.

Rowing: European Championships 2021 1pm, BBC Two. Live coverage from Varese, Italy.

Premier League Football: Sheffield United v Arsenal 6.30pm, BT Sport 1. Clash from from Bramall Lane.

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