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Hollie Richardson, Phil Harrison, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue and Simon Wardell

TV tonight: Strictly winner Hamza Yassin’s sweet new nature show

Hamza: Strictly Birds of Prey on BBC One.
Hamza: Strictly Birds of Prey on BBC One. Photograph: Ellie Jo Hilton/BBC/Silverback Films

Hamza: Strictly Birds of Prey

7pm, BBC One

Last year’s Strictly winner gets back to his wildlife camera operator day job for this sweet documentary about his other passion besides foxtrots and sambas – birds of prey across the UK. It starts as a love letter to the west coast of Scotland and the nature he is surrounded by in his adopted home. He then ventures around the nation to capture on film hen harriers, common buzzards, white-tailed eagles and peregrine falcons. Hollie Richardson

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby

8pm, BBC Two

Monica Galetti and Rob Rinder visit the extremely grand Glenapp Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland, a place that glories in its own vintage Victoriana. It is, Rinder reckons, “full-on wow”. But will his excitement survive a few days of flower arranging? Meanwhile, Galetti supervises a trip to nearby Ailsa Craig. Phil Harrison

The Woman in the Wall

9pm, BBC One

The restless, harrowing drama concludes, grounded by a typically fine and fierce performance by Ruth Wilson as a traumatised survivor of Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries. It balances the thrills of a regular crime drama finale with more of the show’s mournful longing for a justice that can never fully be done. Jack Seale

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

9pm, BBC Two

The crucian carp – it’s the slippery, elusive fish that Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer haven’t managed to catch over the years. As they head to Sutton Lake in Shropshire with a change of tactics, will their next attempt be successful? They’re taking it so seriously that they’re sleeping lakeside in bivvies. HR

Jamie Cooks the Mediterranean

9pm, Channel 4

Juicy pork chops! Homemade aioli! Chargrilled peppers! Jamie Oliver is visiting Spain’s northern coast this week, checking out tapas, seafood and rice dishes in seaside Cadaqués and vibrant Barcelona. He also serves up his own take on surf and turf skewers. HR

Walter Presents: The Bank Hacker

12.15pm, Channel 4

In this Belgian crime caper loosely inspired by true events, a silver-haired gentleman thief formulates the perfect heist to recoup his gang’s missing nest egg. All he needs to do is smooth-talk a young hacking genius who helpfully already hates bankers. But who is really manipulating who? The full series is available to stream on Channel 4 afterwards. Graeme Virtue

Film choice

Pokémon Detective Pikachu, 3pm, BBC One

Pokémon Detective Pikachu on BBC One.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu on BBC One. Photograph: AP

The first live-action movie spun out of the Japanese entertainment franchise does a fine job of showing the attraction of the bizarre game world for the uninitiated. In an enjoyably energetic mystery, Tim (Justice Smith) comes to Ryme City – where humans and Pokémon live together – to investigate his estranged detective father’s death, and teams up with an amnesiac Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds, nailing the wisecracks). For those in the know, there’s also a wealth of creatures to spot – Pokémon Go-style. Simon Wardell

Psycho, 11.30pm, BBC Two

In horror movie chronology there’s BP (Before Psycho) and AP (After Psycho). Alfred Hitchcock’s sublime shocker from 1960 gave birth – for good or ill – to the slasher genre, but also initiated the plot device in which a movie star (Janet Leigh, in this case) doesn’t necessarily survive until the end of the film. Even with all its imitators, it’s still an impressive, transgressive work, from that shower scene with its 52 cuts to Anthony Perkins’s nervy performance as motel owner and part-time taxidermist Norman Bates (“A boy’s best friend is his mother”) and Bernard Herrmann’s brilliantly on-edge score. SW

Live sport

Rugby Union World Cup: Scotland v Tonga, 4pm, ITV1 Wales v Australia is at 7.15pm.

Premier League Football: Arsenal v Tottenham, 2pm, Sky Sports Main Event Sheffield Utd v Newcastle is at 4pm.

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