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TV tonight: what can we expect from the return of The Handmaid's Tale?

The dystopian drama returns for a third season with lingering questions in the air. Meanwhile, there’s a carnival of vampire cameos in What We Do in the Shadows. Here’s the evening’s best TV

TV tonight: what can we expect from the return of The Handmaid's Tale?
Ready to use her skills ... Elisabeth Moss as June in The Handmaid’s Tale. Photograph: Elly Dassas/Hulu

The Handmaid’s Tale

9pm, Channel 4

What to expect from the third series of the dystopian drama? Showrunner Bruce Miller has let slip that June is prepared to fight to get Hannah out of Gilead alive: “She’s ready to use all the skills she’s learned over the last three years.” Plus, has Aunt Lydia survived that epic showdown with Emily? Mike Bradley

What We Do in the Shadows review – vampire TV adaptation has bite

What We Do in the Shadows

9.45pm, BBC Two

In this week’s double bill, the blood-hungry housemates are summoned to appear before the Vampiric Council by 500 ravens. It’s a chance for co-creators Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi to convene a choice collection of cameos – is that Wesley “Blade” Snipes appearing on Skype? Later, Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) takes it upon herself to guide “stupid, baby vampire” Jenna (Beanie Feldstein) through her unholy transition: “Dahlink! It’s nothing!” Ellen E Jones

Gentleman Jack

9pm, BBC One

“Intimate knowledge” is the theme of this week’s chapter in Sally Wainwright’s thigh-slapping romance. Eyebrows are raised among the Halifax gentlefolk when Anne whisks her paramour off to York, but if they knew the heartbreaking secret Miss Walker is about to reveal they’d be ashamed of themselves. MB

You might as well surrender ... Love Island. Photograph: ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Love Island

9pm, ITV2

Summer is officially here as the reality show enters its second week, with 12 physically perfect humans gearing up to canoodle on TV (if they haven’t already). The dating behemoth is not without its controversy, but at its best it’s nation-uniting TV in the manner of the early series of Big Brother. You might as well surrender now. Hannah Verdier

Mysteries of the Moon Landing

9pm, Discovery Channel

As JFK said, America had to go to the moon, not because it was easy, but because it was hard. But was it actually so hard that Nasa had to fake it? In this new series, a conspiracy theorist, a former FBI agent and a frankly rather annoyed astronaut go head to head and investigate the evidence. Ali Catterall

Hospital Stories: Dublin

10pm, More4

With documentary cameras having now seemingly visited every hospital in Britain, it is time to cross to Ireland to see how they do things there. St James’s in Dublin has 4,500 under-pressure staff dealing with addiction, loneliness and old age as well as more complex conditions, tonight including a radical hysterectomy. Jack Seale

Film choice

The sweetest of femme fatales ... Jean Simmons with Robert Mitchum in Angel Face. Photograph: Richter/Cinetext/Allstar/RKO

Angel Face, 6am, Movies4Men

Jean Simmons stars as Diane Tremayne, the sweetest of femme fatales, whose angelic demeanour conceals a dark psyche in Otto Preminger’s cynical 1953 film noir. Robert Mitchum is fascinated, hapless Frank Jessup, drawn into Diane’s erotic web as family chauffeur and fatally indecisive in exposing her true nature. Paul Howlett

Sport choice

Tennis: French Open, 1.30pm, ITV4

The men’s singles final.

Women’s World Cup Football: England v Scotland, 4.30pm, BBC One

Coverage of both sides’ opening Group D matches.

Uefa Nations League Football, 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event

Porto’s Estádio do Dragão hosts the final, with the lineup still to be known at the time of writing.

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