TV tonight: Darren McGarvey investigates the UK’s justice system

<span>Inside … Darren McGarvey in HMP Barlinnie.</span><span>Photograph: Jack Cocker/BBC/Tern Television Productions Limited</span>
Inside … Darren McGarvey in HMP Barlinnie.Photograph: Jack Cocker/BBC/Tern Television Productions Limited

Darren McGarvey: The State We’re In

9pm, BBC Two

Author and rapper Darren McGarvey continues to fiercely scrutinise the state of the nation with a three-parter on the justice system, education and health service. He starts with justice, speaking with the mother of a 12-year-old who was stabbed to death, and spending time in a Scottish prison (where he spots someone he grew up with). Then he heads to Norway, where 20% of inmates reoffend compared to 39-49% in the UK, to see what we could learn from their approach to rehabilitation. Hollie Richardson

The Dog House

8pm, Channel 4

Another squad of abandoned dogs are tasked with solving human problems. Two teenage brothers need to stop squabbling – can Maggie the chihuahua-cross sort them out? And will a friendship with Bizzy the spaniel compensate for a man from south Wales being unlucky in love? Jack Seale

The Mighty Mississippi With Nick Knowles

9pm, Channel 5

The DIY SOS man sets out on an odyssey along the Mississippi River. The first leg of the trek on the Great River Road takes in a Native American restaurant serving elk and huckleberries, a comedic water-skiing excursion, the throwing of the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game, and a sobering meditation on slavery. JS

Things You Should Have Done

9pm, BBC Three

Fans of the uber deadpan, offbeat TikTok comedian Lucia Keskin’s social media feeds will love her first comedy series. When Chi’s parents die, all she’s left with is a microwave meal that was in their car – and the family house. In order to inherit it, she just needs to tick off a Things You Should Have Done list left by her parents. HR

Rob Beckett’s Smart TV

9pm, Sky Max

The makers of Never Mind the Buzzcocks turn to TV quizzing in this new comedy panel show. Josh Widdicombe and Alison Hammond make able team captains, and revisiting Take Me Out clips is fun, but “Top of the Box” must go to reality TV star Jamie Laing. His willingness to humiliate himself is genuinely gobsmacking. Ellen E Jones


10pm, BBC Three

Former Derry Girls star Siobhán McSweeney stars in this latest BBC Three comedy short about “a very average woman” who cares for her father and doesn’t feel seen in the world. When her father dies, though, she rethinks everything about herself. HR