Springwatch 2020 (BBC2, 8pm)

THE second week of live programmes from across the country begins with a very timely look at how nature can affect our mental health. Meanwhile, Chris Packham will share an extraordinary story of how a love of birds united English POWs and German Officers during the Second World War. For viewers who haven’t been able to experience much of this spring themselves, there will be plenty of glorious footage, as the team follows a pair choughs in West Wales, and cameraman Gordon Buchanan focuses on Scottish ospreys in Loch Lomond National Park.

Bake Off: The Professionals (C4, 8pm)

LIAM Charles and Tom Allen host the second round of the culinary challenge featuring teams of professional pastry chefs from top hotels, restaurants and small businesses. This week, the five remaining pairs are challenged to create mille-feuille that look exactly like eggs and a bird-themed montee which must be adorned with enough Paris-Brest to serve 24. Judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden are on hand to assess the results and decide which team will be leaving this week.

The A Word (BBC1, 9pm)

AN unwelcome visitor arrives on the eve of Ralph and Katie’s wedding in the shape of Ralph’s father, whom he has not seen in more than 10 years. Louise is less than keen to have him around, as is Maurice, in part because Doug proves a far more likeable person than he imagined. Paul and Sarah decide to let Mark and Joe go out on their own, but neither is able to resist checking on them.

A House Through Time (BBC2, 9pm)

DAVID Olusoga traces the Bristol house’s story in the 18th and 19th centuries. He begins by investigating the death of owner Joseph Holbrook and discovering why his daughter was written out of the will. A later resident of the home rises to become mayor in the 1830s but had to find a way to prevent riots ravaging the city. David also delves into the life of a servant who worked in the house in the 1870s, only to leave domestic servitude for an abusive marriage, and discovers how a successful teacher who later owned the house ended up committed to an asylum.