The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses – Richard III BBC2, 9pm
The country seems to be finally at peace under under the rule of Edward IV and the House of York. However, a new threat emerges from within the King's own family, as his ruthless younger brother Richard, Duke of Gloucester, sets plans in motion to take the throne for himself. Beginning by arranging the imprisonment of unsuspecting middle brother George, Richard manipulates and murders all who stand in his way. Benedict Cumberbatch stars.