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TV tonight: Domina – a game of thrones in Ancient Rome

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9pm, Sky Atlantic

It’s back to ancient Rome for this psychological drama examining the rise to power of Livia Drusilla (Kasia Smutniak), wife and adviser to Augustus Caesar. We open in the aftermath of Julius Caesar’s assassination and young Livia’s marriage to Tiberius Claudius Nero – a political alliance that sees the couple forced to flee Italy. Seeking to return home, Livia begins to plot how she could ascend the ranks of society. Co-starring Isabella Rossellini and Game of Thrones’ Liam Cunningham. Ammar Kalia

Tom Allen’s Quizness
8pm, Channel 4

With his dapper style and smooth patter, Allen seems tailor-made for quiz hosting. The twist with this new format is that, while the questions are pretty straightforward, the four contestants have to present their answers in various convoluted ways. Thus, the seemingly trivial becomes amusingly silly. Graeme Virtue

Gregg Wallace’s Big Weekend Away
8pm, Channel 5

In his travel series, the MasterChef judge swaps five-star fine dining for a more authentic local food experience. In Greece, that’s the best way to go. But which taverna will serve up the superlative moussaka and souvlaki? And must every meal be finished off with a Metaxa? Ellen E Jones

Classic Albums
8pm, Sky Arts

Gil Scott-Heron.
Gil Scott-Heron. Photograph: Echoes/Redferns

The 1971 debut album by Gil Scott-Heron, Pieces of a Man, is examined in this week’s instalment of the series unpicking recent history’s most renowned records. Best known for its single The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Scott-Heron’s spoken word LP was later heralded as a major influence on hip-hop. AK

Matt Deighton: Overshadowed
9pm, Sky Arts

The frontman for acid jazz group Mother Earth, and Paul Weller’s regular guitarist, Matt Deighton is one of British music’s most in-demand session musicians. This frank documentary examines his mental health struggles throughout his career, while Weller expounds on his musical skill. AK

Later … With Jools Holland
10pm, BBC Two

Jools Holland is back for his second studio-bound series of the year, keeping music lovers going until gigs return. Tonight, Noel Gallagher celebrates the 10th anniversary of the formation of his High Flying Birds by looking back on past appearances and picking tracks from the archive. We also hear from Jorja Smith. Phil Harrison

Film choice

Casey Affleck in Manchester By the Sea.
Casey Affleck in Manchester By the Sea. Photograph: Claire Folger/AP

Manchester By the Sea (11.20pm, BBC Two)
A devastating drama written and directed by the lesser-spotted Kenneth Lonergan. Casey Affleck won an Oscar playing the morose Lee, who has to return to his coastal home town to look after his 16-year-old nephew when his brother dies. Past trauma he’d been avoiding grinds its way back into his life. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Badminton: India Open 8.30am, BT Sport 1. Quarter-finals of the Yonex Sunrise India Open.

Rugby League: Wests Tigers v Newcastle Knights 8.55am, Sky Sports Main Event. Tenth-round match from Suncorp stadium.

Cricket: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Capitals 6pm, Sky Sports Main Event. IPL match from Kolkata.

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