TV tonight: blood, brains and bone screws – meet the neurosurgeons -

Surgeons: At the Edge of Life

9pm, BBC Two

This behind-the-scenes look at the work of neurosurgeons in Cambridge’s Addenbrooke’s hospital is not for the faint-hearted. Blood pools around internal organs, metal screws are drilled into flesh and chunks of bone are scraped away in closeup as we see the doctors’ pioneering work. It’s hugely impressive – if you have the stomach for it. Alexi Duggins

Kirstie & Phil’s Love It or List It

8pm, Channel 4

Kirstie and Phil head to Nottingham this week, where Lexie, Ed and their four children are about to burst out of their four-bed, one-bathroom house. But Lexie is adamant they can make it work there – and Kirstie promises to help hatch a cunning plan to make the most out of their plot. Phil, meanwhile, has lined up three huge properties to tempt them away. Hollie Richardson

Next Level Chef

9pm, ITV1

The panic attack disguised as a cooking contest continues, and this week the teams are dissolved – it’s now every chef for themselves as they take on Seafood Week. Gordon Ramsay is there to oversee things and make sure none of them takes a single moment to relax. HR

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Our Flag Means Death

10pm, BBC Two

The farcical pirate yarn continues in an even more theatrical mode than usual as wannabe cut-throat Bonnet (Rhys Darby) attempts to copy the canny stagecraft and profligate pyro of his mentor Blackbeard (Taika Waititi). However, the blossoming bromance agitates some of the more cold-hearted crew, notably Con O’Neill’s rasping Izzy. Graeme Virtue

Hold the Front Page

9pm, Sky Max

It’s the final episode of this odd but unexpectedly watchable series, which has proved that both journalism and comedy are harder than they look. This time Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar cover not just a locality but a whole country as they work some shifts at the Scotsman. Luckily for them, a busman’s holiday looms as the Edinburgh festival begins. Phil Harrison

Building Britain’s Super Homes

10pm, Channel 4

Potty-mouthed property maverick Guy Phoenix continues to show off his oversized projects stuffed with grey crushed velvet furnishings. This week, we learn that the finishing touch for every house he builds is “stunning, bespoke” artwork – painted by his mum – who he catches up with on a yacht. HR

Film choice

Robert Redford in The Old Man & the Gun.
Last call … Robert Redford in The Old Man & the Gun. Photograph: Lifestyle pictures/Alamy

The Old Man & the Gun (David Lowery, 2018), 7pm, Film4
Look over the highlights of David Lowery’s career and, sandwiched between the high experimentation of A Ghost Story and the medieval psychedelia of The Green Knight, you’ll find this charming little oddity. A lean, brief, easygoing caper about a charming 74-year-old bankrobber, The Old Man & the Gun demands almost nothing from its audience. This is a good thing. The film is so breezy that it will brighten your day. This was Robert Redford’s final starring role before he retired. What a way to go out. Stuart Heritage

Avian alarm call … All That Breathes.
Avian alarm call … All That Breathes. Photograph: © Submarine Deluxe

All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen, 2022), 9pm, Sky Documentaries
The only film ever to win the best documentary prize at both Sundance and Cannes, All That Breathes is the story of two brothers, Nadeem and Saud, as they spend their lives caring for sick birds in their New Delhi basement. Their patients are all black kites, birds of prey essential for the city’s ecosystem, but whose numbers are dwindling fast in the face of staggering air pollution. Part Kes, part An Inconvenient Truth, part Jiro Dreams of Sushi, All That Breathes is mesmerising and urgent. Expect it to win an Oscar next month. SH

Live sport

FA Cup football: Sunderland v Fulham 7.30pm, BBC One The fourth-round replay at the Stadium of Light.

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