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.