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The Handmaid’s Tale
9 p.m., Canal 4
The startling adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel is reaching its fourth season. Following her selfless decision to cede her spot on Gilead’s getaway flight to Canada so that 86 children could have a chance at freedom instead, it looked like June (Elizabeth Moss) would surely be left for dead once a bullet would have pierced his abdomen. . We open, miraculously, with June found by her fellow servants and subjected to makeshift surgery, before they are smuggled into New England. Ammar Kalia
Stanley Tucci: In Search of Italy
12 p.m., CNN International
Fresh out of his viral negroni-making videos during the lockdown, actor Tucci now takes his love of all things Italian to the country himself in this new series exploring his regional dishes. We open in sunny Naples, where Tucci arrives to work their way through pizza history. AK
Australasia: our wild adventures
8 p.m., BBC Two
After stopping over in Africa, Asia, and North America, this often ravishing rifle through wildlife records makes its way to Australia and the South Pacific. Steve Backshall, Liz Bonnin, and others reflect on close encounters with cranky fangs, uncatalogued marsupials, and cute baby sea turtles. Graeme Vertu
9 p.m., BBC One
Jimmy McGovern’s dark but fantastically watchable drama about life in prison reaches its final episode. With Eric’s son in critical condition, he decides to take more risks at work to try to keep him safe. Meanwhile, Mark (Sean Bean) has an easier time with the bullies in the prison, but a personal loss prompts him to think about making amends. AK
Brian Cox’s adventures in space and time
9 p.m., BBC Two
Cox looks to time in this episode of his retrospective series. As he puts it, “time is such a familiar concept, but recent discoveries have revealed it to be far stranger than we might have imagined.” His search for answers takes him from Peru to Baltimore. Ali catterall
Piers Morgan’s Life Stories
9 p.m., ITV
Taking a break from her role as Meghan Markle’s unofficial UK correspondent, Morgan presents another star-studded and touching interview. This week, he sits down with Joan Collins to discuss 70 years in business, ex-husbands and business, co-stars and his relationship with late sister Jackie. Hannah j davies
Choice of films
Rams, 10:45 a.m., 8:15 p.m., Sky Cinema Premiere
An Australian remake of the 2015 Icelandic film, the endearing but sweetly melancholy comedy of Jeremy Sims centers on the aging sheep farmer Colin (the always excellent Sam Neill), long estranged from his brother, Les (Michael Caton) – until a rare sheep disease threatens both their livelihoods. Simon wardell
Tennis: Queens at 1 p.m., BBC One. Final coverage of the London tournament men’s singles.
F1: French Grand Prix 13:55, Sky Sports F1. Seventh round of the Circuit Paul Ricard season.
UEFA Euro 2020 football: Italy v Wales 15:55, ITV. Last group A match for the two Stadio Olimpico teams.