TV tonight: Steven Spielberg's history of human hate

The director’s new series explores how hatred has evolved in humans from cavemen to internet trolls. Plus: the caste system in Britain. Here’s what to watch

Hindus: Do We Have a Caste Problem?

10.30pm, BBC One

The modern Indian caste system is a controversial practice, a discriminatory and hereditary idea of class that many believe stems from British colonial rule in the country. While those in the lowest caste category – “untouchables” or dalits – still suffer from widespread persecution in India, in this one-off documentary Parle Patel investigates the repercussions of caste for Hindus living in Britain today. A fascinating and largely underreported phenomenon. Ammar Kalia

Lost Pharaohs of the Nile

8pm, Channel 4

A fascinating tale of a real-life Wakanda whose secrets are now being unearthed in Sudan. The Kushite civilisation rivalled ancient Egypt in terms of its power and technological advancement but, partly due to racism, its achievements have been underplayed. A remarkable untold black history. Phil Harrison

The Americas With Simon Reeve

9pm, BBC Two

After travelling from Alaska down through Canada to Vancouver last week, Reeve reaches the United States and witnesses how the cowboy way of life is threatened in the prairies of Montana and the dependence on prison inmates’ labour in a Colorado town. He applies a typically empathic tact in this engaging watch. AK

Sanditon

9pm, ITV

It is the night of the Midsummer Ball, and a burgeoning if inevitable romance has come to a head. But the fate of the eponymous idyllic seaside town hangs in the balance, and young, spirited Charlotte Heywood and the Parker family face some impossible choices, as the Jane Austen-inspired Regency drama concludes. Ali Catterall

I Love You, Now Die

9pm, Sky Crime

A warped reality ... Michelle Carter in I Love You, Now Die.
A warped reality ... Michelle Carter in I Love You, Now Die. Photograph: HBO

The concluding part of an exhaustive take on Michelle Carter, imprisoned for texts and calls encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself. In the middle is a disturbing and fascinating picture of a woman for whom digital communication and pop-culture fandom contributed to a warped view of reality. Jack Seale

Why We Hate

10pm, Discovery

Steven Spielberg and documentarian Alex Gibney exec-produce this series on the evolutionary development of hate among humans, from genocide to internet trolling. This first episode tackles the origins of hate, questioning the intersections of nature and nurture in humanity. AK

Film choice

Shakespeare and co ... All Is True.
Shakespeare and co ... All Is True. Photograph: Sony

All Is True 10am, 6.15pm, Sky Cinema Premiere

Writer Ben Elton is in a melancholy Shakespearean mood here. Director Kenneth Branagh plays the bard who, after the destruction of the Globe in 1613, heads home to Stratford where wife Anne (Judi Dench) awaits and his muse, Ian McKellen’s Earl of Southampton, pays a visit. Paul Howlett

Live sport

F1: Japanese Grand Prix 6.05am, Sky Sports Main Event. From the Suzuka Circuit.

Women’s Super League: Chelsea v Arsenal 2.45pm, BT Sport 1. A top-flight clash from Kingsmeadow.

International Football: Wales v Croatia 7.15pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Group E Euro 2020 qualifier from Cardiff City Stadium.

• This article was amended on 14 October 2019 because an earlier version omitted to include the Canadian element to last week’s episode of The Americas With Simon Reeve. This has been corrected.

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