Africa – 9.00pm, BBC1
David Attenborough presents this lavish film about African wildlife, featuring adorable baby ostriches, fighting giraffes and, of course, some comical meerkats.
One Born Every Minute – 9.00pm, C4
A combination of primal howling, furious dads and a cheery midwife make this maternity ward documentary heart-melting viewing.
Queen Victoria’s Children – 9.00pm, BBC2
A historical look at Queen Victoria’s questionable character, including her eccentric fixation on her dead husband and her difficulties bringing up her unruly daughters.
Pingu: a Winter Special – 4.00pm, CBeebies
A half hour bundle of penguin joy. Pingu and co are off to a wedding where the groom’s sides are green, the wedding present is broken and one young cousin is a temptingly bad influence.
Midsomer Murders – 8.00pm, ITV
Slightly tongue-in-cheek drama. A string of murders are carried out in Midsomer Langley, each chillingly reminiscent of a horror movie plot.
Yes Minister – 8.20pm, Gold
Old school sitcom starring Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne as the politely warring duo of Hacker and Sir Humphrey. Sublimely clever and beautifully funny.