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The curse

10:15 p.m., Channel 4

This is the latest installment in this surprise hit of retro detective capers. The gang can feel “a noose tightening around our necks” as police watch the cafe day and night and offer a reward to anyone with information about the gold bars. Will they find a way out? With Ma McTavish breathing down Mick’s neck for her share of the loot, a potentially deadly gunfight, and a plane offering the only solution to escape, they find it hard to try. Hollie Richardson

Stanley Tucci: In Search of Italy

7:15 p.m., BBC 2

In the oldest university city in the world, Bologna – where bread is an aphrodisiac, according to Tucci (“I’m all alone in a hotel, why would I want to do that?”). He also opens a wheel of parmigiano, then joins Francesca Fellini, Federico Fellini’s niece, to taste the region’s cappelletti pasta. TIME

Peaky Blinders

9 p.m., BBC One

Little Ruby is in the hospital for consumption, prompting a distraught and paranoid Tommy to seek out an old acquaintance for help. Meanwhile, Ava comes face-to-face with despicable sweethearts Diana and Gina in a painfully tense (but highly entertaining) reunion where all the women give as well as they receive. TIME

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

9 p.m., BBC 2

Ranganathan embarks on his third round of smart trips abroad in Sierra Leone. A hot new vacation spot? Maybe, since his off-the-grid assholes and beautiful raw nature are wonderful. The historically and politically savvy comedian explains why tourism could help the country emerge from a deeply traumatic past. Jack Seale

The Ipcress folder

9 p.m., TVI

As we’re thrust back into a deeply unwanted Cold War once again, Len Deighton’s new adaptation continues apace. Following a tip-off from a key witness, our reluctant spy Harry Palmer (Joe Cole) is drawn into a darker mystery. Meanwhile, a certain former MI6 agent has a head start. Ali Catterall

Jeremy Kyle Show: Dead by Daylight

9 p.m., Channel 4

For 14 years, Jeremy Kyle ran a problematic but widely accepted show that took advantage of the underprivileged for point and gasp entertainment. But in 2019 it was taken off the air following a participant who took his own life after failing a lie detector test. In this two-part film, former guests whose lives have been affected by the show and behind-the-scenes whistleblowers tell it all. TIME

Choice of movies

Ali, 10 p.m., BBC 2

Will Smith in Ali. Photograph: Frank Connor/AP

With Will Smith once again up for an Oscar with tennis tale King Richard, here’s a chance to see another one of his nominated performances. In Michael Mann’s bold and radical 2001 biopic, he brings a natural charm and wit to the role of Muhammad Ali – from 1964, when the boxer was still Cassius Clay, to his return in the intensely dramatic Rumble in the Jungle in 1974. character more than life, the film sometimes struggles to glean an overview but it is a victory on points. Simon Wardel

Live sports

Women’s Football Super League: Tottenham v Man City 12:15 p.m., BBC 2. High-level meeting at La Ruche.

Premier League Football: Chelsea v Newcastle 2 p.m., Sky Sports main event. From Stamford Bridge. Followed by Arsenal against Leicester at 4 p.m.

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