TV tonight: the civil rights lawyer elected Philadelphia’s high lawman

0
123

Philly DA

10pm, BBC Four

A remarkable eight-part series from Storyville, following the election of outsider and progressive prosecutor Larry Krasner to become district attorney of Philadelphia – a city with one of the highest incarceration rates in the US. We open in autumn 2017 as civil rights attorney Krasner launches his bid, much to the amazement of the district attorney’s office – an institution he had spent much of his career suing. And it isn’t long before he causes controversy by announcing a proposed new policy on cash bail.
Ammar Kalia

Holby City

7.20pm, BBC One

There’s much doom and gloom at the hospital this week, with two patients’ lives hanging in the balance. Jeong and Josh are both facing rough times at work when Fletch’s daughter is brought in for surgery. Meanwhile, Lucky admits that she has made a bad decision after a tragic twist of consequences.
Hannah Verdier

Bake Off: The Professionals

8pm, Channel 4

The heats continue as the five teams are set the task of making 24 identical carrot-shaped desserts that cannot taste anything like the vegetable. Then, judges Benoit and Cherish are on the lookout for towering, symmetrical religieuse à l’ancienne bakes. AK

Truk Lagoon: Remains of War

8.35pm, PBS America

In the eyes of America, the attack on Pearl Harbor demanded a ferocious response. Hence 1944’s Operation Hailstone, an airstrike targeting the Japanese centre of naval operations. Many ships were sunk – this documentary examines the doomed fleet.
Phil Harrison

999: What’s Your Emergency?

9pm, Channel 4

Since the turn of the century, more than 13,000 British pubs have closed down. Commensurately, the amount of booze sold for home consumption has rocketed. Tonight’s episode shows what happens when house parties go terribly wrong, as experienced by South Yorkshire’s police.
Ali Catterall

Smother

9pm, Alibi

The whodunnit starring Dervla Kirwan reaches its climax and the revelation of how Val’s estranged husband Denis (Stuart Graham) ended up dead on the night of her birthday party. Sgt Manning (Michael Patric) takes Calum in for questioning and when CCTV footage shows him out on the night in question, he becomes the lead suspect. AK

Film choice

Dillon Freasier and Daniel Day-Lewis in 2007’s There Will Be Blood.
Dillon Freasier and Daniel Day-Lewis in 2007’s There Will Be Blood. Photograph: Allstar/Miramax/Sportsphoto /Allstar

There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007) 11.10am, 8pm, Sky Cinema Greats

Daniel Day-Lewis’s Oscar-winning turn is at the dark heart of Anderson’s tale of blood, sweat and black gold in 1900s California. His Daniel Plainview, prospector turned oil tycoon, is part violent monster, part loving father: a larger-than-life figure in a true American epic of a movie.
Paul Howlett

Live sport

Cricket: India v New Zealand 10am, Sky Sports Main Event.
World Test Championship final from The Ageas Bowl.

Uefa Euro 2020 Football: the Czech Republic v England 7pm, ITV. Group D clash from Wembley Stadium.

Uefa Euro 2020 Football: Croatia v Scotland 7pm, ITV4.
Group D match from Hampden Park.