Looking for Rembrandt, BBC4, 9pm

ACTOR Toby Jones provides the voice of the Dutch artist formally known as Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn in this three-part documentary to mark the 350th anniversary of his death. It begins with Rembrandt’s meteoric rise in the capital Amsterdam’s golden age. He is courted by the city’s wealthy elite but the scale of his ambition and his meticulous attention to detail result in him taking too long to complete important commissions. He also gains a reputation as a spendthrift as he amasses an extraordinary collection of art and exotic curios using his newfound wealth. But along with his good fortune, he also endures personal tragedies, including the deaths of three children in infancy and that of his wife Saskia van Uylenburgh.

Hard to Please OAPs, STV, 8.30pm

AN entertainment show in which eight celebrity pensioners grapple with technology intended to make lives easier. Taking part are actresses June Brown, Amanda Barrie and Ruth Madoc, singer Sheila Ferguson, reigning King of the Jungle Harry Redknapp, Jack Whitehall’s father Michael, veteran entertainer Lionel Blair and former political correspondent and Strictly Come Dancing legend John Sergeant. In between testing out smart speakers, electric cars, remote-control golf trolleys, home saunas, high-tech tents, dog cameras and pooper-scooper vacuums, they let off steam about whether things really were better in the old days. The show is narrated by Jennifer Saunders.

Surgeons: At the Edge of Life, BBC2, 9pm

CAMERAS return to the operating theatres of Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital and reveal what goes on during procedures that test the limits of what is scientifically possible. In this inaugural episode, one of the Queen Elizabeth’s top consultant neurosurgeons, Ismail Ughratdar, performs brain surgery on 20-year-old Cameron. In order for Ughratdar to remove as much of Cameron’s tumour as possible, during the procedure, Cameron will have to be awake and talking. It’s an operation where even the tiniest error can mean the difference between success and catastrophic failure. Cameron had just finished training as an army medic when a tumour the size of a ping pong ball was discovered in his left frontal lobe.