8.30 PM, ABC
Brenda Blethyn’s caustic, prickly, case-cracking cop is back as gritty UK drama Vera starts its third season. Blethyn (above) is in fine form reprising the role of grumpy, work-obsessed yet almost stingily compassionate Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope as she investigates the killing of a physiotherapist, shot at a swanky country retreat.
MOTOR RACING: FORMULA ONE BELGIAN GRAND PRIX
9.30 PM, TEN
Ten makes good use of its motor racing rights as the Formula One World Championships moves into Round 11 at Belgium’s Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. The setting’s gorgeous – although we doubt championship leader Lewis Hamilton will be taking time to admire the view. Matt White and Alan Jones lead the live coverage.
6.30 PM, TEN
Seas whipped up by cyclonic swells see Anthony “Harries” Carroll and a body boarder he’s trying to rescue cop a pounding as they are swept on to rocks. But that’s no match for the cyclonic force that is veteran Harry Nightingale (left), when he catches some idiots burying beer bottles on his beloved Bondi.