NINETIES SITCOM French Fields, 2pm,p Drama
HESTER and William (Anton Rodgers and Julia McKenzie, pictured) move to France in this follow-up to Fresh Fields, first shown on ITV in 1994. Watching now, it’s remarkable how much they seem to drink when you compare this to modern sitcoms. But then, they are in France . . .
ON-DEMAND MOVIE Hotel Transylvania 3, BT TV/Sky Store/Virgin Movies
MAVIS (Selena Gomez) and her Dracula dad (Adam Sandler) go beyond the hotel and on a cruise together in a harmless animated sequel with some nice gags.
WORLD WAR I TALE Gallipoli, 6.45pm, Film4
PETER WEIR’S deeply moving World War I drama is told from the Anzacs’ point of view. It stars Mark Lee and Mel Gibson as two Australian sprinters who take part in the Anzacs’ first major campaign. The transfer from track and field to battlefield is both poignant and gut-wrenching.
FOOTBALL Watford v Manchester City, 7.30pm, BT Sport 1
AFTER facing Liverpool and Leicester, the tough run for the Hornets goes on with a visit from City. Watford shipped nine goals against them last season.
PAINTING PRIZE Landscape Artist Of The Year 2018, 8pm, Sky Arts
IN THE final, the last three artists are in Greenwich Park, painting a grand vista of London as hosts Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan look companionably on. At 9pm comes a film following the winner as they paint a £10,000 commission to mark the Armistice.
SCOTS HISTORY Rise Of The Clans, 9pm, BBC4
THE heroic-haired Neil Oliver ( pictured) tells the story s of Scotland’s clans and their scheming chiefs, who held sway over people and power like ‘Mafia godfathers’. ‘I’m gonna make you an offer,’ says one of o them during the dramatisations in a series that starts with Robert the Bruce.
PIVOTAL YEAR 1968: The Year That Changed The World, 9pm, History
PRODUCED by Tom Hanks, this new, four-part documentary is a classic piece of prestige filmmaking, full of well-chosen archive and deft shifts between topics. Organised by season, it opens in winter with the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War, which was to shape so much of what came after.
LAST ORDERS The Reluctant Landlord, 10pm,p, Skyy One
IN THE riotous finale, Romesh has a solid plan for his family now they’re losing the pub: he’s going to ‘shoot the mixtape off to a couple of labels’. In the meantime, there’s an open-mic night, everyone gets very drunk, and some — including Julie (Yasmine Akram, pictured with Romesh Ranganathan) — have a good old singsong. Series two has been ordered.
FACT-BASED FILM Bomb City, 11.35pm, Sky Premiere
TRUE-CRIME drama about clashes between white youths — mohican-sporting punks and football jocks — in the Texan city of Amarillo. A gritty portrait of social unrest.