TV tonight: Lesley Manville’s overlooked war drama World on Fire returns | Television & radio

World on Fire

9pm, BBC One

After a lengthy, Covid-inflicted hiatus, the second series of this handsome, panoramic second world war drama arrives. It’s strong on the emotional upheavals created by the conflict, as normal social rules are upended and unusual connections are made – for Harry (Jonah Hauer-King), this means juggling two women, a traumatised refugee child and his acidic mother Robina (Lesley Manville). Phil Harrison

A Year on Planet Earth

8pm, ITV1

Stephen Fry channels his inner Attenborough as this spectacular series continues. Spring is in the air in the northern hemisphere and new life is bursting forth. However, in Kenya, things are tough as a cheetah mother struggles to feed her young. Also, keep an eye out for some ridiculously cute turtle hatchlings. PH

Exploring India’s Treasures With Bettany Hughes

8pm, Channel 4

Exploring India’s Treasures With Bettany Hughes on Channel 4.
Exploring India’s Treasures With Bettany Hughes on Channel 4. Photograph: Channel 4

The historian’s Indian exploration concludes with a visit to Thanjavur (once the capital of the Chola dynasty) and Swamimalai. Her final port of call is one of her most fascinating – she ascends into the mountains of Tamil Nadu to visit the Toda people, whose spiritual practices partly revolve round milk. PH

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the Proms

8pm, BBC Four

The best-known work of Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi is the centrepiece of this concert from top chamber orchestra the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. It will be heard as never before, as the original pastoral scenes are interspersed with folk music improvisations from violinist and conductor Pekka Kuusisto and citternist Ale Carr. Ellen E Jones

A Spy Among Friends

9pm, ITV1

The subtle psychological drama continues, with twin timelines following the investigation into who knew what when about Soviet spy Kim Philby (a nicely frazzled Guy Pearce) and how, for Philby, communism was an emotional commitment as well as a political one. Jack Seale

Right to Fight

9pm, Sky Documentaries

With women’s sport edging ever closer to rightful parity with men’s, this fascinating film is another reminder of how far we’ve come. Beginning in the chaos of 1970s New York, it explores the battle, fought by aspiring female fighters against the New York State Athletic Commission, to win the opportunity to get in the ring. PH