TV tonight: Jodie Turner-Smith stars in a new take on Anne Boleyn

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Anne Boleyn

9pm, Channel 5

Jodie Turner-Smith stars in this new take on the familiar tale of Henry VIII’s beheaded second wife. A three-part psychological thriller recounting the panic-filled final months of her life, it is showing nightly until Thursday. We open with Anne pregnant and convinced that she will bear Henry an heir, yet when his adviser Thomas Cromwell shuts her out of an important political conversation, she realises her position in the royal household is growing more and more tenuous. I May Destroy You’s Paapa Essiedu co-stars. Ammar Kalia

Children of Shanghai
7pm, Sky Documentaries

Bear Grylls narrates this documentary following the stories of Chinese orphans who were rehomed by the charity Care for Children, established by the British expat couple Robert and Elizabeth Glover in 1998. We witness reunions with foster families, while children and foster parents recall the prejudices they have encountered. AK

Bake Off: The Professionals

8pm, Channel 4

The professional version of this baking perennial, hosted by Tom Allen and the former GBBO contestant Liam Charles, is by a distance the most exacting version of the show – and also the least relatable. Tonight, Benoît Blin and Cherish Finden judge cuboid desserts and a macaron showpiece. Phil Harrison

Hospital

9pm, BBC Two

Amar Saxena, a neurosurgeon at University Hospital Coventry
Covid aftermath … Amar Saxena, a neurosurgeon at University Hospital Coventry. Photograph: Ryan McNamara/BBC/Label1

At University hospital in Coventry, the aftermath of Covid means delays to regular surgery: procedures that make no headlines, but which change lives. A grim picture of exhausted resources develops, but it is slowly replaced by stories of profound good being done against the odds. Jack Seale

The Anti-Vax Conspiracy

9pm, Channel 4

This documentary examines the anti-vaccination conspiracies that have taken hold over the globe, despite the fact that vaccination programmes are among our best hopes of getting back to normal life. The disgraced former doctor Andrew Wakefield and Piers Corbyn feature. AK

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

10pm, BBC Four

Talk of flattening curves feels very 2020, but visualising data has been a powerful tool against disease for more than a century. The series examining medical breakthroughs revisits pioneers such as William Farr, who used statistics to combat a cholera outbreak in 1866. Graeme Virtue

Film choice

Birds of Passage, 2018
Dreamlike … Birds of Passage. Photograph: AF archive/Alamy

Birds of Passage (Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego, 2018), 1.25am, Film4
Although not as stunning as his previous film, Embrace of the Serpent, Ciro Guerra’s mystical Colombian drama – co-directed by Cristina Gallego – shares its striking imagery and dreamlike atmosphere. It delves into the roots of the country’s drug trade through the changes faced by one indigenous clan. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Tennis: French Open 9.55am, Eurosport 1. Coverage of the third day of the grand slam from Roland-Garros.

Cycling: Critérium du Dauphiné 1.20pm, Eurosport 2. Stage three, from Langeac to Saint-Haon-le-Vieux.

International football: Poland v Russia 8pm, Sky Sports Main Event. A friendly from Stadion Miejski Wrocław.

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