Beat the Chef (C4, 5.30pm)

PRESENTER and restaurateur Andi Oliver is back with the culinary contest, as skilful amateur cooks compete in two fast-paced cook-offs to win up to £10,000. They will be go head-to-head with one of our four professional chefs: award-winning Mark Sargeant, Roux Scholar Frederick Forster, executive chef Sophie Michell and Michelin-starred Hrishikesh Desai. In the kitchen today is Chris Topham, a former fighter pilot who hopes that his beef stroganoff can hit the heights. Taking him on in culinary combat is Mark, out to prove he’s the top gun when it comes to cooking. Will Chris rise to the challenge of Mark’s whole plaice with bourguignon sauce?

Great British Railway Journeys: in Dedham – Michael Portillo

Great British Railway Journeys: in Dedham – Michael Portillo

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC Two, 6.30pm)

Michael Portillo explores East Anglia between the First and Second World Wars. His journey begins in Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, where a staggering discovery of early medieval cemeteries was made in 1939. At Leiston, the presenter visits the oldest children’s democracy in the world, Summerhill School, which was founded in 1921 by a forward-thinking Scottish educator whose daughter is school principal today. After unearthing a nasty brush between painters in the Essex village of Dedham, Michael ends this leg in Harwich where he meets two siblings who arrived there as part of the Kindertransport, the mission which took thousands of children to safety ahead of the Second World War, in 1938.

The Betfred World Snooker Championships 2021 at The Crucible, Sheffield

The Betfred World Snooker Championships 2021 at The Crucible, Sheffield

Live Snooker: The World Championship (BBC2, 7pm)

The fourth and concluding session of this year’s final takes place at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, where the first player to reach 18 frames is crowned champion. This session lasted just 11 minutes during the rescheduled 2020 final in August, as Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed his first world title in seven years with a dominant 18-8 victory over Kyren Wilson. Although ‘the Warrior’ Wilson battled back to 10-7 at one point, ‘The Rocket’ took firm control in the afternoon session on Sunday. With his win, O’Sullivan drew level with Ray Reardon and Steve Davis on six world crowns, and one behind Stephen Hendry. He also surpassed Hendry on the all-time list of ranking event wins with a record 37 titles.

Beat The Chasers: From left, Shaun The Dark Destroyer Wallace, Anne The Governess Hegerty, Mark The Beast Labbett, Bradley Walsh, Jenny The Vixen Ryan and Darragh ‘The Menace’ Ennis

Beat The Chasers: From left, Shaun 'The Dark Destroyer' Wallace, Anne 'The Governess' Hegerty, Mark 'The Beast' Labbett, Bradley Walsh, Jenny 'The Vixen' Ryan and Darragh ‘The Menace’ Ennis

Beat the Chasers (ITV, 9pm)

What started as an experimental spin-off of the teatime quiz show now looks like becoming even more popular than the original. When Beat the Chasers launched during the first lockdown in April 2020, fans loved seeing Mark ‘The Beat’ Labbett, Shaun ‘The Dark Destroyer’ Wallace, Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty, Paul ‘Sinnerman’ Sinha and Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan team up to take on brave contestants. Now, following two celebrity specials in March, host Bradley Walsh is back, along with the Chasers, for a third, week-long, run. The recent specials welcomed new Chaser, Irish scientist Darragh Ennis, to the team for the first time since he joined last year. ‘The Menace’ will sit alongside Mark, Shaun, Anne, and Jenny this week, with Paul missing out due to illness.

Susies triplets

Susie's triplets

Baby Surgeons: Delivering Miracles (C4, 9pm)

Tonight’s edition follows three women and their partners who must decide whether to put their trust in pioneering, but high-risk surgery in order to save their babies’ lives. Susie is 16 weeks pregnant and carrying triplets. The babies may have a life-threatening blood-sharing condition called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, and if left untreated there’s a 90-per-cent chance Susie will lose all three babies. Meanwhile, Noreen’s baby has a rare condition called amniotic band syndrome, where its foot is tangled up in the lining of the womb and is at risk of being amputated. Finally, Zoe is 36 weeks pregnant and has found out that her baby has fluid building up in its brain.

Starstruck: Tom (Nikesh Patel) and Jessie (Rose Matafeo)

Starstruck: Tom (Nikesh Patel) and Jessie (Rose Matafeo)

Starstruck (BBC1, regions vary)

We all know that Jessie’s world couldn’t be further from movie star Tom’s, as she works multiple jobs to afford her overpriced flat she shares with her best friend, Kate. But nevertheless, can there be a happy ending for the couple? Three months after she fled his flat following their drunken New Year’s Eve hook-up, a chance encounter clears the air. Despite her doubts and his fame, they are both looking forward to their long awaited second date. However, Tom can’t help but listen to outside warnings about their possible romance.