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Pick of the day

Married at First Sight UK 10pm, Channel 4

“This is my last time getting married. If it doesn’t work … we won’t be doing a third.” So says one of the 16 contestants ready to walk down the aisle with a total stranger.

It’s the eighth season of the UK leg of the MAFS franchise, and – with a concept that still doesn’t fail to blow the mind – it’s set to be as wild as ever. It’s also refreshing to see a diverse cast, too. HR

Gardeners’ World 8pm, BBC Two

Get ready for your weekly dose of horticultural therapy, with a special show from York Gate in Leeds. Rachel de Thame, Adam Frost and Frances Tophill have all the jobs you need to do in September, while Jamie Butterworth checks out the walled garden at Scampston Hall. Plus there’s a real treat for hibiscus fans. HV

PopMaster TV 8pm, Channel 4

Catherine Zeta-Jones had a Top 40 hit in 1999 with which singer? Show Me Heaven featured in which Tom Cruise movie? These are just a couple of the questions that contestants need to answer correctly, along with guessing a lot of songs, for a place in the final. HR


9pm, Sky Atlantic

Halfway into the final series of Damian Lewis’s fancy drama about the mega-rich, and Prince’s new play is all part of a masterplan to raise his political profile. Meanwhile, Senior’s ill-judged move lands Chuck and Wendy in a family crisis. HR


10pm, Sky Max

Back to the volatile streets of 1870s San Francisco for more of the punchy crime drama originally devised by Bruce Lee. Nellie’s vineyard sanctuary for sex workers lies in ashes, forcing madam Ah Toy to return to her Chinatown brothel. Meanwhile, Mai Ling is making high-stakes business deals over pocket billiards. GV

Drift: Partners in Crime 10.10pm, Sky Atlantic

The German thriller continues, equal parts police procedural and fraternal buddy drama. The Zeller brothers have a chance to capture Maryam’s attacker, but with deadly consequences. To make matters worse, it becomes clear that they haven’t covered their tracks as carefully as they thought.

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