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TEN­NIS Ital­ian Open, 10am, Sky Arena & Main Event

RAFAEL NADAL may have won a record seven times here on the clay courts in Rome, but it’s the young pre­tender, 21-year-old Ger­man Alexan­der Zverev, who is de­fend­ing his ti­tle after beat­ing No­vak Djokovic in last year’s fi­nal.

MATI­NEE MYS­TERY Seance On A Wet Af­ter­noon, 12.15pm,p, Talk­ingg Pic­tures TV

AT­MO­SPHERIC Bri­tish mys­tery from di­rec­tor Bryan Forbes. The seance of the ti­tle is staged by Kim Stan­ley’s fake medium and her hus­band (Richard At­ten­bor­ough, pic­tured with Stan­ley), who go to great lengths to stay in touch with the spirit world . . .

CHAL­LENG­ING STEVE Steve Back­shall vs The Mon­ster Moun­tain, 5.30pm, CBBC

STEVE has wanted to climb the north face of the Eiger since he was a boy, and his wife — the Olympic gold medal­list He­len Glover — is train­ing him to do it in an im­pres­sive new CBBC doc­u­men­tary. Once they ar­rive, you start to ap­pre­ci­ate the sheer scale of the task.

NEW MOVIE Bas­mati Blues, 6pm, Sky Pre­miere

BRIE LAR­SON is the Amer­i­can sci­en­tist go­ing to In­dia to sell ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied rice to the coun­try’s farm­ers. Once there, she falls in love, and re­alises that her com­pany is cor­rupt . . .

FOOT­BALL Ful­ham v Derby County, 7.30pm, Sky Main Event & Sky Foot­ball

COV­ER­AGE of the cru­cial Cham­pi­onship play-off semi-fi­nal sec­ond-leg clash at Craven Cot­tage. Derby bring a 1-0 ad­van­tage after the first-leg on Fri­day.

BIOPIC DRAMA Hawk­ing, 8.30pm, BBC4

A PRE-STAR­DOM Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch plays Stephen Hawk­ing (pic­tured) in Peter Mof­fat’s BBC2 biopic from 2004. The drama starts shortly be­fore Hawk­ing is di­ag­nosed with mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease, and Cum­ber­batch plays him with a care­ful mix of vul­ner­a­bil­ity and a fierce, lightly de­tached kind of in­tel­li­gence.

SCI-FI CRACKER West­world, 9pm, Sky At­lantic

SO FAR, sea­son two has leaned more to­wards ac­tion than drama, but that bal­ance tips the other way tonight. This episode digs into the fate of the man with the money that made West­world a re­al­ity — James Delos, played with a charis­matic, slow-burn­ing rage by Peter Mul­lan.

CHILLER RE­TURNS Lu­cifer, 9pm, Fox

MI­RANDA’S Tom El­lis has an ab­so­lute ball as the Devil in a camp and un­pre­dictable drama that has him fight­ing in­jus­tice — at least, the kind he dis­likes — in Los An­ge­les. The new, sec­ond sea­son opens with the ar­rival of his mum (Bat­tlestar Galac­tica’s Tri­cia Helfer), who makes life very hard for him in­deed.

NUP­TIAL TALE Harry And Meghan: A Royal Ro­mance, 9pm, Life­time

THE royal courtship is de­tailed in fab­u­lously cheesy style by this new TV movie, which is show­ing here a day after it goes out in the U.S. A Royal Ro­mance is di­rected by Men­haj Huda (for­merly of Corona­tion Street), and stars Mur­ray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Hen­ley as the cou­ple.

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