TV tonight: Mary Berry has something new for Bake Off fans Television

The Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years in the Baking

8pm, BBC One

The question we’re all asking: following in the footsteps of coronation chicken and the Victoria sponge, what bake will mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee? Mary Berry is on the case (of course she is) in this Bake Off-style competition. Five contestants, selected from 5,000 applicants, will serve their ideas to a judging panel including Monica Galetti and Rahul Mandal. Hollie Richardson

Art That Made Us

9pm, BBC Two

It’s the 19th century and the Industrial Revolution is fuelling change. Those dark satanic mills are brightened up by Olafur Eliasson‘s take on JMW Turner and Jeremy Deller‘s fresh look at William Morris, whom he believes has a lot in common with Andy Warhol. And literature comes alive with the glorious Maxine Peake reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South. Hannah Verdier

Taskmaster

9pm, Channel 4

Taskmaster continues to be one of the most joyfully pure shows on TV, existing in its own world of all-pervasive daftness. Tonight, Ardal O’Hanlon has a surprising revelation about mallets and Sophie Duker struggles hilariously with a set of keys. It’s a formula that shows no signs of running out of steam. Phil Harrison

Rob & Romesh vs Restaurants

9pm, Sky Max

Rob & Romesh vs Restaurants
On course… Rob & Romesh vs Restaurants. Photograph: Gary Moyes / CPL Productions / Sky UK Ltd

Do two blokey comics have what it takes to run their own fancy restaurant? The first installation of this special two-parter sees Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan try their hand at seaweed foraging and plating up tricky dishes. But first they traumatized Tom Kerridge’s head waiter with some maître d ‘role play and cack-handed bar service. Graeme Virtue

The Staircase

9pm, Sky Atlantic

With just a final few witnesses and a gruesome jury walk-through remaining, Michael Peterson’s trial nears its end this week. But one question remains: should Peterson test himself? Meanwhile, a mysterious French editor is starting work on a documentary about the trial – set to further complicate this time-jumping, labyrinthine true-crime drama starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette. Henry Wong

Chivalry

10pm, Channel 4

Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani have created a comedy-drama that makes an earnest attempt to explore issues around gender politics in Hollywood but, sadly, simply isn’t that funny. In tonight’s penultimate episode, opportunity knocks for Solemani’s Bobby but first she and Cameron (Coogan) have to manage the fallout from a viral video. PH

Film choice

Irene Dunne and Cary Grant in My Favorite Wife
Coupling up… Irene Dunne and Cary Grant in My Favorite Wife. Photograph: Moviestore Collection Ltd / Alamy

My Favorite Wife (Garson Kanin, 1940) 10.40pm, BBC Four
Cary Grant always played best with strong, intelligent actors and Irene Dunne is certainly that in Garson Kanin’s sparky 1940 farce. Seven years after Ellen (Dunne) was lost in a shipwreck, she is declared legally dead and so husband Nick (Grant) marries again. But Ellen survived, having found shelter on a desert island, and returns just in time to gatecrash his honeymoon. The blameless second spouse, Bianca (Gail Patrick), and Ellen’s fellow survivor – and Nick’s potential love rival – Stephen (Randolph Scott) add to the confusion. Smart, slapstick stuff, with Dunne in command of Grant and most of the film. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Premier League Football: Tottenham v Arsenal 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. The north London rivals battle it out for fourth place.

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