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Conversations with friends

10 p.m., BBC 3

Frances and Bobbi (Alison Oliver and Sasha Lane) are students in Dublin who, after performing at a spoken word night, befriend famous author Melissa and her ‘trophy’ actor husband Nick (Jemima Kirke and Joe Alwyn). They quickly embark on a complex foursome, with Frances and Nick – the two quietest of the pack – soon forming a relationship. In terms of plot, this 12-part adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel is simply about an affair. But it’s the details of Rooney’s verse – tight dialogue, observations of class, growth and identity, and endless space for intimacy – that always get his well-studied characters under the skin. Hollie Richardson

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

8 p.m., TVI

For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, Tom Cruise is headlining this Windsor Castle-based bonanza – the first live event to air as part of the Jubilee celebrations. Cruise will host one of four performances, which collectively promise to take us on a “gallop through history” – including Helen Mirren’s turn as Queen Elizabeth I. Katherine Jenkins, Ant and Dec, Mo Farah and David Jason will also take part in this very strange but undoubtedly entertaining evening. HOUR

Mr Jack

9 p.m., BBC One

Anne and Ann’s status at Shibden Hall continues to draw heat; from a ‘dumb’ wedding announcement in the Halifax Guardian to comments from ‘boring, inarticulate men’, including those closer to home. “People are laughing at us,” worries Ann, who later drops an explosive revelation. Ali Catterall

Idris Elba’s Fighting School

9 p.m., BBC 2

Faces fall as amateur boxers find out who they will be up against at next week’s fight night at East London’s famed York Hall. Before that, they go home to see friends and family, returning to prove to Elba that they’re ready (or not) to step into the ring. HOUR

Das Boot

9 p.m., Atlantic Sky

The German drama’s third season breaks the surface of TV waters like a brooding U-612, as the crew is tasked with a treacherous mission in the Southern Hemisphere under the command of Robert Ehrenberg. Meanwhile in Lisbon, Hagen Forster uncovers a plot to steal the plundered spoils of war – but does his conscience get the better of him? THAT

Walter Presents: The King of Warsaw

11 p.m., Channel 4

Polish Peaky Blinders, anyone? Based on the novel by Szczepan Twardoch, this fast-paced drama follows the often brutal machinations of gang life in pre-World War II Poland. The focus is on a power struggle for control of a mafia-style syndicate, but there is also a political advantage, with fascists, socialists and Jews abandoning it and a wider European conflict brewing. profile. Phil Harrison

Choice of movies

Ordinary Love, 10 p.m., BBC Two

Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville in Ordinary Love. Photography: TIFF

Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s devastating drama is an observational masterpiece. Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson play a couple who find themselves tested when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. While Cancer movies can err on the melodramatic — or worse, the scheme, using the disease as shorthand for character motivation — Ordinary Love never takes its eyes off the ball. If you’ve never experienced something like this, you’ll understand. But if so, you’ll recognize yourself, and that’s the best compliment you can give. Stuart Legacy

Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie, 11:25 p.m., BBC 2

Now that he’s a new TikTok rapper, it might be time to look back on one of Theroux’s most ambitious projects. After decades on TV, his theatrical debut documentary was designed to take him straight into the dark heart of an infamous religion. If the goal was for Theroux to dismantle Scientology from the inside out, it’s not a spoiler to say the movie was a flop. But looking at a man who struggles to deliver a punch to an immaterially sinister organization, he ranks among Theroux’s best. SH

cop car, 2:15, horror channel

With Spider-Man: No Way Home becoming such a sensation this year, it’s still slightly miraculous to remember that, before Spidey, the only movie Jon Watts ever directed was Cop Car. It’s as small and spare as a movie you could imagine – two bored kids steal an abandoned cop car from a corrupt sheriff and are forced to foil his attempts at revenge – but the attention to detail is second to none. Even better, as an evil officer, he puts on one of Kevin Bacon’s greatest performances of all time. SH

Live sports

British Touring Car Championships, 11am, ITV4 Live coverage of the fourth race at the Indy Circuit from Brands Hatch.

Premier League Football: West Ham v Man City, 2pm, Sky Sports Main Event From the London Stadium, with Man City playing to win the Premier League title.

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