A clear-eyed take on Trump, Biden and the looming US election

Ammar Kalia, Hannah J Davies, Jack Seale, Ellen E Jones and Paul Howlett
·2-min read
<span>Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty</span>
Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

The Choice 2020: Trump vs Biden

7.55pm, PBS America

As the US elections loom and both candidates become increasingly embroiled in partisan spin, this clear-eyed documentary charts their characters and careers through formative moments in their histories. We gain insights into Trump’s privileged childhood and competitive nature, as well as Biden’s early battles with stuttering, before moving on to their politicisation with Trump developing reactionary stances and Biden’s tragic loss of his wife and child in 1972. Ammar Kalia

The Grand Party Hotel

8pm, BBC One

The docuseries following life at Liverpool’s brashly decorated Shankly Hotel continues. Despite a look at all the nasties found by the hotel’s cleaners, it’s a more emotive instalment, with cameras following preparations for the wedding of Kaylea, who has terminal cancer, and Mark. Hannah J Davies

The Truth About Your Sandwich

8pm, Channel 4

With Britain’s office commutes still on hold, this could be the end of our love affair with the humble pre-packaged sandwich. Adding insult to injury, presenter Helen Skelton heads up this special, investigating the less than appetising hygiene conditions at one sarnie factory. AK

The Apprentice Best Bits

9pm, BBC One

Another highlights package, this time focusing on the capitalist gameshow’s slightly less toxic celebrity spin-off. Key moments include the debut of future judge Karren Brady, Jack Dee and Jonathan Ross’s failed toy empire, and Rylan Clark-Neal’s unpredictable yet entertaining cabaret show. Jack Seale

Comedy Legends

9pm, Sky Arts

Comic Barry Cryer opens this third season on his comedy heroes with a look at the life and career of one the defining figures of the artform: Charlie Chaplin. Charting Chaplin’s childhood in Victorian poverty, Cryer narrates his rise to stardom through his expressive performances as the character of the Tramp. AK

First Dates

10pm, Channel 4

Much like sixtysomething ravers Meryl and Andrew, First Dates has still got it. The producers pull off matchmaking miracles, meaning some of these couples really might find love. Tonight, the cacophony of Aryeh and Jack’s shirts is deafening, but their souls are in harmony. Ellen E Jones

Film choice

Excommunicado: Winston and John Wick (Keanu Reeves).
Excommunicado: Winston and John Wick (Keanu Reeves). Photograph: Niko Tavernise/AP

John Wick: Chapter 2 (Chad Stahelski, 2017), 11pm, Channel 5
Chad Stahelski’s lean and mean original, in which Keanu Reeves’s hitman avenged his pup with terminal efficiency, gets a brutally compelling sequel. The new villain is Riccardo Scamarcio’s gang boss Santino, who sets umpteen stooges on Reeves’s lethal assassin, Wicks; only Ian McShane offers some peace. Paul Howlett

Live sport

European Tour golf: The BMW PGA Championship 11.30am, Sky Sports Main Event. Opening day’s coverage from Wentworth, Surrey.

Euro 2020 football: Scotland v Israel 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. The Nations League play-off semi-final from Hampden Park.

International football: England v Wales 7.30pm, ITV. Friendly from Wembley Stadium.