Kevin McCloud’s Rough Guide to the Future (C4, 9pm)

WHILE the next run of Grand Designs is in production, Kevin McCloud has been busy with this new series featuring comedians Jon Richardson and Phil Wang and broadcaster Alice Levine. The trio have concerns about what lies in store for humankind. Kevin sends them off around the world to see how technology will help us meet the challenges humanity faces. Jon looks at food production in the US, and Phil at waste in China. In Japan, Alice has an encounter with robots.

A Very British History (BBC4, 9pm)

MUSICIAN Angela Moran’s grandparents were among thousands of Irish people who moved to Birmingham in the 1950s. She tells the story of the Irish community and hears about life during the 1950s and 60s, and assesses the impact of the 1974 pub bombings, an act which killed 21 people and left 220 injured. The St Patrick’s Day Parade was cancelled and many Irish people hid their identity. Angela also shares her experiences of growing up in the 1990s, when being Irish was something to be celebrated.

The Hairy Bikers’ Chocolate Challenge (C5, 9pm)

HOW amazing would it be to have your own chocolate bar manufactured and sold by one of the biggest chocolate companies in the world? That’s the tasty hook this new show hangs on as seven budding chocolatiers battle it out for that special prize. Contestants will face a series of challenges that will push their creativity and skills to the limit. Under the scrutiny of expert Ruth Hinks, each week they must create real-world products. Whoever comes up short will be shown the door.

Spy in the Wild (BBC1, 9pm)

NATURAL history documentary in which spy cameras camouflaged as various creatures go “undercover” in the animal world, getting up close and personal to film their behaviour. On Christmas Island, the Spy Crab camera walks among red crabs as they march into the sea, and in Madagascar, cameras follow many of the species of chameleon that live there. Meanwhile on Seal Island off the tip of South Africa, Spy Seal Pup finds itself in the midst of the 60,000 Cape fur seals that have come ashore to raise their young.