TV tonight: conducting thrills in Philharmonia

Ammar Kalia, Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett


11.15pm, Channel 4

A professional symphony orchestra might not seem like your typical backdrop for a psychological thriller but this new French drama proves otherwise. When the conductor of a Paris orchestra suddenly dies, uncompromising conductor Hélène (Marie-Sophie Ferdane) is called back to France after 20 years conducting in New York – and she soon begins to ruffle feathers with her methods: namely, replacing the principal violin with a young upstart, as her old demons begin to rear their heads. Ammar Kalia

Athletics: How Dina & Kat Struck World Gold

3pm, BBC One

Another dive into the archive as the BBC does its best to fill the sport-shaped hole in our lives. This time, we’re looking back on last year’s world athletics championships when two brilliant and likable British athletes – Dina Asher-Smith and Katrina Johnson-Thompson – ruled the roost. Phil Harrison

Tesco: Panic in the Aisles

7.15pm, Channel 5

Tesco: Panic in the Aisles. Photograph: Maureen McLean/REX/Shutterstock

As lockdown loomed and panic-buying stripped supermarket shelves bare, Tesco began a “doomsday” exercise that kept its supply chain running, and which has since doubled its share of the online market. We look at how it coped and how our shopping habits are changing. AK

Two Sisters, One Body

9.15pm, Channel 4

Conjoined twins Carmen and Lupita Andrade had slim chances of survival when they were born 17 years ago, but a move from Mexico to the US to be looked after by specialists has ensured their safety. This doc, narrated by the twins themselves, recounts their final days of high school in Trump’s America. AK


10pm, BBC Two

A double bill of Dave, the sitcom from American rapper and comedian Dave Burd. Tonight, Emma’s car is broken into, and Elz becomes a babysitter to try to impress Trippie Redd. Meanwhile, Dave presents himself as the next Kanye West (“but white”) or Eminem (“except I’m a sweet man”) during a pitch to music execs. Ali Catterall

Dracula By Northern Ballet

10pm, BBC Four

Stranger fangs: David Nixon created a sensuous adaptation of Bram Stoker’s gothic tale in 1999, not long before the Canadian choreographer became artistic director at Northern Ballet. This revival under his auspices, which was in cinemas last year and stars Javier Torres, remains bloody good fun. Graeme Virtue

Film choice

Musical Kes ... Billy Elliot. Photograph: Allstar/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar

Billy Elliot, 10.30pm, BBC One

Stephen Daldry’s warmhearted tale of a northern lad’s search for self-expression is a sort of musical Kes. Jamie Bell is 11-year-old Billy, who wants to swap his boxing gloves for ballet shoes. Set against the grim background of the 80s miners’ strike, it is nevertheless full of infectious fun and energy. Paul Howlett