TV tonight: David Baddiel explores modern-day antisemitism in Jews Don’t Count

The comedian and TV presenter asks why the progressive left doesn’t see antisemitism as a form of discrimination. Plus, Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom. Here’s what to watch this evening

David Baddiel: Jews Don’t Count

9pm, Channel 4

“If we controlled things, wouldn’t we have better PR?” Sarah Silverman, David Schwimmer and Miriam Margolyes talk to David Baddiel about modern-day antisemitism in this excellent documentary. He asks why the progressive left doesn’t seem to see it as a form of discrimination, using examples such as Whoopi Goldberg claiming the Holocaust wasn’t about race (for which she apologised) and Labour MP Dawn Butler’s failure to mention Jewish people when reading out a lengthy list of oppressed groups. Baddiel is passionate but balanced as he delves into more contentious issues, and he also meets Jason Lee to apologise for adopting “black face” to impersonate the footballer in the 90s. Hollie Richardson

The White Lotus

9pm, Sky Atlantic

It’s the morning after the night before – will naughty boys Cameron and Ethan be caught out? Meanwhile, Tanya and Portia are invited to party in exquisite style with their new fabulous friends. Jealous of Portia’s Essex boy squeeze, Albie befriends Lucia – the woman his father has been paying for sex. It’s all fun, fun, fun in paradise. HR

University Challenge

8.30pm, BBC Two

The penultimate first-round grudge match is upon us. Vying to be the ultimate academic quizzing force, Newnham College, Cambridge, finds itself pitted against the Courtauld Institute of Art. But will the oldest college run by women, for women, claim victory over London’s creative behemoth? Danielle De Wolfe

The Pact

9pm, BBC One

This Welsh noir has slightly run out of steam in its second series. But, with the endgame approaching, the drama goes up a notch. Rakie Ayola’s Christine is forced into a stream of lies but is about to be overtaken by events. Meanwhile, it’s all gone haywire for the Rees clan who are at each other’s throats after a rash move from Jamie. Phil Harrison

A student at a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong in 2019 – Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom.
A student at a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong in 2019 – Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom. Photograph: SOPA Images Limited/Alamy

Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom

9pm, BBC Two

The second half of a documentary about the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong in 2019 has some really startling sequences, notably a battle between police using teargas and students wielding bows and catapults. The picture of a society divided, often but not entirely on generational lines, is fascinating. Jack Seale

Royal Mob

9pm, Sky History

The drama-doc hybrid that recaps the history of European royals via thrifty vignettes and talking heads continues by examining the end of the 19th century and poor old Queen Vic. That means the ascension of King Edward VII to the throne, who schmoozes his way across the continent while his irked nephew, Kaiser Wilhelm II, fumes. Graeme Virtue

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