TV tonight: a timely look at Churchill's rise to power

With Winston Churchill’s legacy still looming large, there’s a look at how he first come to prominence. Plus things get tricky for flight attendant Cassie. Here’s what to watch this evening

Churchill: In The Long Grass

9pm, Channel 5

This documentary series aiming to examine the complicated history of Winston Churchill seems to have arrived at the perfect time, when there is an increasing questioning of his lionised legacy. In tonight’s second episode, we follow Churchill’s speedy rise up the ranks as a young MP before he came to oversee one of the biggest disasters in British military history at Gallipoli. Yet a well-calculated trip to the western front saw him return labelled as a war hero and ready for a run at the cabinet. Ammar Kalia

Grayson’s Art Club

8pm, Channel 4

Derren Brown is not just a first-class illusionist; as evinced by his extraordinary paintings, he is something of a would-be Rembrandt, too. In the final episode of this lovely series, Grayson and Philippa Perry chat with Brown, the Liverpudlian artist Chila Kumari Singh Burman and the comic Alex Horne. Ali Catterall

Gardeners’ World Easter Special

9pm, BBC Two

Monty Don and the team offer up some seasonal advice to ensure amateur horticulturalists make the most of their long weekend. Among the eye-catching features is a deep dive into the competitive daffodil show scene: a world of pinpoint petal alignment and “floral bondage”. Graeme Virtue

Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) attends Alex’s memorial service in The Flight Attendant
Funereal … Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) attends Alex’s memorial service in The Flight Attendant. Photograph: Warner Bros

The Flight Attendant

9pm, Sky One

Following her near-miss with Miranda, Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) flies to Rome and begins to grieve Alexander, while the FBI hone in on their investigation after finding the murder weapon. Desperate to clear her name, Cassie decides on her return to crash Alex’s memorial service and find his mother. AK

Hausen

9pm, Sky Atlantic

The ominous German drama, set in a dilapidated housing block, continues with another menacing double bill. While troubled janitor Jaschek faces a blackmail threat from the insurer investigating his house fire, his son Juri receives an offer he shouldn’t refuse. Jack Seale

The Graham Norton Show

10.30pm, BBC One

Another bumper lineup on Graham’s red chairs this week: Sharon Stone discusses her new memoir, Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy dish out the laughs promoting their upcoming comedy Thunder Force, and music comes from Steps and Drag Race’s Michelle Visage. AK

Film choice

Jeffrey Hunter as Jesus in King of Kings
Jeffrey Hunter as Jesus in the 1961 epic King of Kings. Photograph: Everett Collection Inc/Alamy

King of Kings (Nicholas Ray, 1961), 2pm, BBC Two
Nicholas Ray’s intelligent telling of the New Testament sets the life of Christ in a political context – the machinations at Herod’s court in particular – and against a parallel life, that of old crook Barabbas (Harry Guardino), the one who got lucky on crucifixion day. Jeffrey Hunter is a charismatic Jesus. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Cricket: West Indies v Sri Lanka 2.45pm, BT Sport 1. Last day’s coverage of the final test in the series.

Championship football: Barnsley v Reading 5pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Followed by Birmingham City v Swansea City at 7.30pm.

Rugby union: London Irish v Cardiff Blues 5.15pm, BT Sport ESPN. European Challenge Cup clash.

Contributors

Ammar Kalia, Ali Catterall, Graeme Virtue, Jack Seale and Paul Howlett

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