TV tonight: Samson Kayo and Jane Horrocks on another callout

Ammar Kalia, Ali Catterall, Graeme Virtue, Hannah J Davies and Paul Howlett
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Bloods

10pm, Sky One

Samson Kayo and Jane Horrocks star in this ambulance-racing comedy as two paramedics working in south London. With his old partner hospitalised owing to a mistake with the defibrillator pad, Maleek (Kayo) is paired up with bubbly new recruit Wendy (Horrocks), who he soon has to educate in an appropriate bedside manner when she befriends a patient. Meanwhile, team leader Jo (Lucy Punch) tries to strike up a romance with grieving widower Lawrence (Julian Barratt) during a callout to a grisly pile-up. Ammar Kalia

China on Film

8.40pm, PBS America

The first of two documentaries showcasing rare footage of old China from the BFI’s vaults; from the birth of the Chinese Communist party to jazz-age Shanghai and the Qing Dynasty-era Nanjing Road, circa 1900 (“like a miniature sociology lesson”, as Oxford University’s Rana Mitter says). Ali Catterall

The Great British Sewing Bee

9pm, BBC One

Joe Lycett provides the puns and the remaining nine contestants bring the needles as the affable sew-off reaches international week. That involves getting to grips with stripes, plackets and bold colours in a series of challenges inspired by fashion from France, India and Mexico. Graeme Virtue

The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship

9pm, BBC Two

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, left, at his LA home with Mobeen Azhar.
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, left, at his LA home with Mobeen Azhar. Photograph: Production/BBC/Forest Ventures Limited

After the New York Times documentary on Britney Spears’ conservatorship battle with her father, comes this BBC film by Mobeen Azhar, who travels to LA in the autumn of 2020 to follow the fan-led movement during Spears’ trial. AK

Johnny Vegas: Carry On Glamping

10pm, Channel 4

Johnny Vegas decides to get in on the camping holiday boom in this series, pairing up with his assistant Bev to set up a holiday park. Beginning pre-Covid, Vegas buys his dream mobile home, but has to fly to Malta to pick it up. Then, his dream site in Wales falls through. AK

Unsolved: An Alibi for Omar?

10.45pm, BBC One

The 2018 documentary Unsolved: The Man With No Alibi saw journalist Bronagh Munro examine the 2002 murder of South Korean student Jong-Ok Shin in Bournemouth. This confronting follow-up sees Munro uncover a potential alibi for Omar Benguit, who has since been in prison for Shin’s murder. Hannah J Davies

Film choice

To Die For (Gus Van Sant, 1995), 9.05pm, Talking Pictures TV
“You’re nobody in America unless you’re on TV,” says Nicole Kidman’s small-town weathergirl, determined to make it in the media world. She’s even prepared (for others) to die for her ambition in this acute early movie from Gus Van Sant. A satire black with clouds gathering over the American dream. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Racing: live from Chester 1.30pm, ITV4. Coverage of day one of the May Meeting.

Champions League football: Chelsea v Real Madrid 7pm, BT Sport 2. Semi-final second-leg clash from Stamford Bridge.

Premier League darts 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Night 10 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.