Sunday's best TV: North Korea: Murder in the Family, BBC Proms, Vice Guide To Film: Jane Campion

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North Korea: Murder in the Family
, BBC2

The assassination of Kim Jong-nam – half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un – at Kuala Lumpur airport in February this year appeared to have been lifted straight from the pages of a spy novel. This doc uncovers the activities of North Korean secret agents who were at the airport on the day of his murder, and also the powerful global business network that has helped the despotic Kim dynasty retain its power for over 70 years. Ben Arnold

BBC Proms 2017
, BBC4

For the first part of the Rachmaninov-themed programme, Ukrainian-born Australian pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk tackles the famous composer’s strenuous Third Piano Concerto, before conductor Thomas Dausgaard leads the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra through his Second Symphony. Adding to the sense of occasion, the Latvian Radio Choir perform Russian Orthodox chants the composer himself would have known. Jonathan Wright

Secrets of Silicon Valley

, BBC2

Jamie Bartlett, more likable a host than his man-bun might have you expect, continues his investigation into the dark side of the tech dream. Last week’s episode took us to the mythical garages of the the startup entrepreneurs, the “disrupters” who want to change the world for the better but may hasten the collapse of society as we know it. Speaking of which, this week: social media, advertising and much mention of Trump. John Robinson

The Sky at Night
, BBC4

The merits of city versus countryside life come into focus again, this time from the perspective of stargazing. Country folk will be able to follow the progress of the Perseids – celestial debris that zooms across the sky on an annual basis – thanks to a dearth of man-made brightness. Meanwhile, city dwellers may have to make do with Chris Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock’s informed and enthusiastic guide to one of nature’s great light shows. Phil Harrison

Autopsy: Cory Monteith
, Channel 5

A new programme in a strand with a solid reputation for prurience and superfluity. Forensic pathologist Jason Payne-James re-examines the last hours of Canadian actor Cory MonteithFinn Hudson in Glee – who died in 2013 of, according to a coroner’s report, a combination of alcohol and heroin. He was 31, and had had a long history of addiction. If you need to dwell further on that sad tale, Dr Payne-James combs through the evidence again. Jack Seale



Vice Guide To Film: Jane Campion
, Viceland

She’s “a total original”, as In the Cut’s Mark Ruffalo says. Her films – “as beautiful as they are uncompromising” – deal in obsession, insanity, and the sexual power play between men and women. And, scandalously, she’s still the only woman to have won the Palme d’Or at Cannes (for The Piano in 1993). Elisabeth Moss and Sam Taylor-Johnson are among those hailing New Zealand’s trailblazing auteur, in another short, sweet profile. Ali Catterall

1993
, Sky Atlantic

When it screened on Sky Arts, this series’ predecessor – 1992 – appeared to be merely a superb study of intertwining lives in Italy at the dawn of the Berlusconi era. But 1993 possesses a much greater resonance, a reminder that the experiment of handing over a serious democracy to an oafish, narcissistic tycoon has been attempted before. In tonight’s episode, central character Leo finds himself in prison, struggling to get back in the game as Berlusconi makes his move. Andrew Mueller

Film choice

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (David Yates, 2010) , ITV
So, the beginning of the end. There’s a sense of hiatus as we await the final conflict but it exerts a despondent grip. Cast out of Hogwarts, Harry, Hermione and Ron are surviving in dark woods and rocky landscapes, on a mission to destroy the horcruxes that embody Voldemort’s power, but are beset by his vile creatures. Paul Howlett

Hitchcock/Truffaut (Kent Jones, 2015) , Film4
Take a fascinating look back at the 1962 audio interviews (later a book) given by the great British director to the great French director. These cemented Hitchcock’s auteur status, but also provided a nuts-and-bolts insight into his working methods across a wide body of work. Notable talking heads such as film-makers Martin Scorsese, David Fincher and Wes Anderson put the encounter in its influential context. Simon Wardell

Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) Sunday, , Film4
Endlessly discussed and utterly gripping, this classic Hitchcock thriller has James Stewart’s acrophobic ex-cop racked by guilt over the death of an old friend’s wife (Kim Novak) he’s been shadowing. Later, he remodels his new love (Novak again) in her image, which leads to further sweaty-palmed suspense high up in a church tower. In its depiction of a man recreating the glacial blonde of his fantasies, it’s seen as the voyeuristic Hitchcock’s most intensely personal film. PH

Today’s live sport

Premier League Football: Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur , Sky Sports Main Event
Coverage from St James’ Park, as the newly promoted Newcastle United host last season’s runners-up.

World Athletics Championships , BBC2
Gabby Logan presents coverage of the final day of the competition from The London Stadium, featuring the men’s 20km walk.

Premier League Football: Manchester United v West
Ham United , Sky Sports Main Event

This afternoon’s double bill concludes at Old Trafford.

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