Beat the Chef (C4, 5.30pm)

PRESENTER and restaurateur Andi Oliver is back with the culinary contest, as skilful amateur cooks compete in two fast-paced cook-offs to win up to £10,000. They will go head-to-head with one of our four professional chefs: award-winning Mark Sargeant, Roux Scholar Frederick Forster, executive chef Sophie Michell and Michelin-starred Hrishikesh Desai. Today, Chris Topham, a former fighter pilot, hopes his beef stroganoff can hit the heights against Mark’s whole plaice with bourguignon sauce.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC Two, 6.30pm)

MICHAEL Portillo explores East Anglia between the First and Second World Wars. His journey begins in Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, where a staggering discovery of early medieval cemeteries was made in 1939. At Leiston, he visits the oldest children’s democracy in the world, Summerhill School, which was founded in 1921 by a Scottish educator whose daughter is school principal today. After unearthing a nasty brush between painters in the Essex village of Dedham, Michael ends this leg in Harwich, meeting two siblings who arrived there as part of the Kindertransport in 1938.

Live Snooker: The World Championship (BBC2, 7pm)

THE concluding session of this year’s final takes place at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, where the first player to reach 18 frames is crowned champion. This session lasted just 11 minutes during the rescheduled 2020 final in August, as Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed his first world title in seven years with an 18-8 victory over Kyren Wilson to draw level with Ray Reardon and Steve Davis on six world crowns, and one behind Stephen Hendry.

Baby Surgeons: Delivering Miracles (C4, 9pm)

TONIGHT’S edition follows three women and their partners who must decide whether to put their trust in pioneering, but high-risk surgery in order to save their babies’ lives. Susie is 16 weeks pregnant with triplets. The babies may have a life-threatening blood-sharing condition, which, if left untreated, could see Susie lose all three. Noreen’s baby has amniotic band syndrome, where its foot is tangled up in the lining of the womb. Zoe is 36 weeks pregnant and her baby has fluid building up in its brain.