TV tonight: Succession is back. Let battle commence!

The hit show about a warring media dynasty makes its long-awaited return – but can Brian Cox’s Logan Roy hold on to his empire? Plus: the finale of Alma’s Not Normal. Here’s what to watch this evening


9pm Sky Atlantic

Let battle commence, as HBO’s hit show about a warring media dynasty finally returns for its much-hyped third outing. After yet another “wait, what?” cliffhanger of a series finale, will Kendall (Jeremy Strong) manage to oust his Murdoch-a-like father Logan (Brian Cox), who is threatening to go ballistic at having been thrown under the bus (or, more accurately, should that be cruise ship)? And whose side will scheming siblings Shiv, Connor and Roman be on? Alexander Skarsgård and Adrien Brody join the cast, while the toxic but highly entertaining pairing of Tom and Cousin Greg still toe the line between negligence and incompetence. Hannah J Davies

The Trick

8:30pm, BBC One

An intense and timely drama exploring the 2009 “Climategate” scandal in which data seeming to question the science underpinning climate change theories was stolen, denialists built another house of cards, and Professor Philip Jones found his credibility under threat. It’s a striking reminder of the forces ranged against climate action, animated by a fine central performance from Jason Watkins as the beleaguered but defiant Jones. Phil Harrison

Statues Redressed

9pm, Sky Arts

As part of the ongoing debate around who and what should be immortalised as public monuments, here’s a thoughtful challenge: a group of designers are tasked with redressing Liverpool’s iconic (but sometimes controversial) statues. Hollie Richardson

Alma’s Not Normal.
Alma’s Not Normal. Photograph: Matt Squire/BBC/Expectation TV

Alma’s Not Normal

10pm, BBC Two

“Watch out Hull, Scunthorpe, Margate ... here I come!” It’s time for Alma fans to wave “see ya” to Bolton’s finest, as she prepares to head off on tour with a local theatre group. However, the threat of her mum’s relapse makes Alma question if her dreams are really worth pursuing in this touching finale of Sophie Willan’s Bafta-winning comedy. HR

Yorkshire Cop: Police, Racism and Me

10pm, Channel 4

The remarkable story of Bill Thomas, who was the first Black male police officer in South Yorkshire and whose career took in riots, racism and, of course, the miners’ strike. In this often startling documentary, he revisits his old training college (where fellow cadets tarred and feathered his first police pocketbook) and talks to other Black officers who have followed in his wake. PH

Climate Change on Trial

11.15pm, BBC One

Norway’s prosperity has been significantly predicated on its reserves of natural oil and gas, so what happens when these natural assets clash with environmental imperatives? Nick Beake spends time with the next generation of Greta Thunbergs imploring their government to stop drilling. PH

Live sport

T20 Cricket: India v England 3pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Coverage of the warm-up match from Dubai International Stadium.


Hannah J Davies, Phil Harrison and Hollie Richardson

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