TV tonight: Raoul Peck’s confronting history of colonialism

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker brings Exterminate All the Brutes, starring Josh Hartnett. Plus: The Great Garden Revolution begins. Here’s what to watch this evening

Exterminate All the Brutes

9pm, Sky Documentaries

Oscar-nominated in 2017 for his insightful documentary on James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro, filmmaker Raoul Peck returns with this four-part, partly-dramatised series examining the history of European colonialism and its brutal legacy. Josh Hartnett stars in the scripted scenes, while archive footage and expert testimony build an unflinching narrative of genocide and exploitation, beginning tonight with the colonising of indigenous American land. Ammar Kalia

The Great Garden Revolution

8pm, Channel 4

Ground Force fans eat your heart out: this new series riffs on the old favourite, bringing designer Joel Bird, ecological gardener Poppy Okotcha and craftsman Bruce Kenneth to a different garden each week and transforming it into an outdoor haven, with tips provided by celebrity guests. AK

Casualty

8.20pm, BBC One

Jan, the most unlikely gangster paramedic, is ready to make a confession, but will it ruin her career and marriage? Meanwhile, a girl with a racist tattoo and a complicated family history is brought in and Jade has to be hauled in by her boss Jacob when she makes her feelings on the patient clear. Hannah Verdier

Keeping Faith

9pm, BBC One

“This place is so bloody toxic.” Finale time for the white-knuckle Welsh drama and the usually resolute Faith (Eve Myles) is under siege both in court and at home. Has she finally met her match in the thorny Rose (Celia Imrie), whose cold-blooded plans have endangered all the men in Faith’s life? Graeme Virtue

Before We Was We: Madness by Madness

9pm, AMC

Suggs ... Before We Was We: Madness By Madness.
Suggs ... Before We Was We: Madness By Madness. Photograph: Before We Was Ltd/PA

This entertaining three-part series tells the story of the band Madness, through the testimony of its members. Tonight’s opening episode sees frontman Suggs recount being thrown out of the group for not taking it seriously enough, as they began making music in the late 1970s. AK

The Jonathan Ross Show

9.35pm, ITV

Mother of God! They’ve booked the Line of Duty cast this week, but will Ross be able to tease out any hints on the true identity of ‘H’? Not likely, although fellow guests Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds, dancer Ashley Banjo and ‘Modfather’ Paul Weller might have more luck. Ellen E Jones

Film choice

An American Pickle.
An American Pickle. Photograph: Hopper Stone/AP

An American Pickle, 11am, 9.45pm, Sky Cinema Premiere

Seth Rogen has a great time in a dual role in Brandon Trost’s culture-clash comedy. He plays 21st-century New Yorker Ben and his great-grandfather, Polish immigrant Herschel, who fell into a pickle vat in 1919, was preserved, and now wakes up a century later into a very different America. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Rugby Union: Toulouse v Bordeaux Begles 2.30pm, Channel 4. Heineken Champions Cup semi-final from Stade Ernest Wallon.

Premier League Football; Chelsea v Fulham 5pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Top-flight match from Stamford Bridge.

Golf: The Valspar Championship 8.15pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Third day’s coverage.

Contributors

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier, Graeme Virtue, Ellen E Jones and Simon Wardell

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