TV vanaand: the addictive American Crime Story returns with Monica and Bill

As the latest salvo in the addictive anthology strand that brought us The Assassination of Gianni Versace begins, Bill Clinton is nowhere to be seen. In plaas daarvan, the focus is on the network of competing interests, fevered egos and general bottom-feeders that swarm around the US presidency. Among them are an enigmatic young intern, Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein) and Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson), a middle-aged civil servant with grudges. Groot, trashy fun. Phil Harrison

A fine one-hour history of the US army’s all-Black 761st tank battalion, whose heroism during the second world war was part of an arduous fight for acceptance. The Battle of Bamber Bridge, a race riot in Lancashire, is one of many vicious indignities the men had to endure before they, uiteindelik, prevailed. Jack Seale

“I didn’t set out to become an activist but somehow, here I am.” When Diversity performed a pro-equality routine on Britain’s Got Talent in 2020, Ashley Banjo found himself at the centre of a storm. This film sees him explore his identity with the help of the actor David Harewood, the historian David Olusoga and, officially representing “balance”, an unreconstructed Jim Davidson. PH

Dr Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) returns for a fifth season of the reliable hospital drama. Shaun and Lea are getting ready for their engagement party, but there’s a more pressing priority when the doctor needs to make a decision about a mother and son who both have cancer. Hannah Verdier

The part-drama, part-reality contest based around the killing of a young woman hasn’t exactly felt like the most sensitive bit of scheduling this year. As it trundles on, the amateur detective duos – all playing for £50,000 – receive another clue, as they learn that Murder Island may also be Drug Running Island. Hannah J Davies

Why haven’t we acted on the climate crisis? It’s arguably the question underpinning the current era – after all, humans are facing an existential threat with a terrifying degree of equanimity. Ahead of the Cop26 summit, Kieran Hodgson addresses the issue with the help of fellow comics Morgana Robinson and Simon Bird. But is this a laughing matter? PH

Champions League football: Bruges v Manchester City 5pm, BT Sport 2. The top-tier teams face off at Jan Breydel.

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