TV tonight: Dervla Kirwan stars in an Irish whodunnit from writer Kate O’Riordan


9pm, Alibi

This gloomy Irish drama from the writer Kate O’Riordan opens on the story of Val Ahern (Dervla Kirwan), who is celebrating her birthday party with her husband and daughter when she makes the shock announcement that they are separating and she is to move in with her younger lover (Thomas Levin). Just hours later, daughter Grace (Seána Kerslake) goes missing and her husband, Denis (Stuart Graham), is found dead. A whodunnit ensues as Val tries to piece together the deceptions that plagued her marriage. Ammar Kalia

Our Cops in the North

9pm, BBC One

More from the Northumbria police as they fight crime across the north-east of England. The Northumberland beat experiences issues such as the street robbery common to cities but also rural transgressions such as poaching. This makes for a more rounded viewing in regard to police work. Phil Harrison

Fred and Rose West: The Search for the Victims

9pm, Channel 5

The full tally of the Wests’ atrocities may never be known: and when a promising cold case fails to turn up a body, such as the still-missing Mary Bastholm (whose story is told here), the agony is profound. Archive and testimonies reveal the lives behind the headlines. Ali Catterall

Big Zuu’s Big Eats

10pm, Dave

Cheerful rapper-cum-chef Big Zuu is back for a second season of his roaming food tour, with pals Tubsey and Hyder in tow. In tonight’s opening episode, the trio drive their food truck to Bristol to meet Maya Jama. Inspired by her Swedish and Somali heritage, Zuu cooks Scandinavian pastries. AK


10.45pm, BBC One

BBC Comedy can now boast that female-led shows make up most of its commissions. This one is written by Matilda Curtis and stars Ashley Storrie as Nina, a young woman who’s always been happy to do her own thing. When Nina’s sister gets engaged, however, she decides it’s time to start dating. Ellen E Jones

Walter Presents: Box 21

11.05pm, Channel 4

This dark, gritty thriller follows a young woman, Livia (Ioana Ilinca Neacsu), who is lured from her native Romania to Sweden with the promise of a better life and a restaurant job in Stockholm. When she arrives, she is trafficked into sex work and sets about trying to free herself. AK

Film choice

Brassed Off (Mark Herman, 2006), 11.05pm, Film4
Like The Full Monty, a story of northern folk facing industrial ruin. But while Monty is at heart a feelgood movie, this is bitterly angry, with laughter as light relief: the pits are on the verge of closure, a community is fragmenting, and Pete Postlethwaite’s Grimley Colliery Band plays on, even if it is the last post. Paul Howlett

Live sport

World Pool championship 12noon, Sky Sports Main Event. Opening session of day two from Milton Keynes.

Cricket: Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiator 2.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Pakistan Super League match from National Stadium in Karachi.

Hockey: Spain v the Netherlands 6.45pm, BT Sport 1. Women’s EuroHockey Championship match.