TV tonight: dramatic twists abound in forensics crime drama


9pm, BBC One

The dramatic twists abound in this series starring Molly Windsor as forensics student Emma. She soon discovers that the fictional case study she is learning about refers to her own mother, who was murdered when Emma was seven and whose killer was never found. We open on the revelation, which prompts her to reconnect with her estranged father, Drew (John Gordon Sinclair), while questioning her course tutors Sarah Gordon (Laura Fraser) and Kathy Torrence (Jennifer Spence) on their unsettling choice of topic. Ammar Kalia

Rick Stein’s Cornwall

6.30pm, BBC Two

It’s a very special Celtic corner of the British isles, and restauranteur Rick Stein knows it. His passion for Cornwall is rooted in personal history, which we get a sense of at the family home at Trevose Head, and as he recreates his mother’s apple charlotte pudding with spoils from a heritage orchard. Ellen E Jones

24 Hours in Police Custody

9pm, Channel 4

The ticking-clock cop doc returns for a two-parter that seems like a true-crime podcast waiting to happen: a Cambridgeshire woman is accused of trawling dating sites to find someone to kill her ex-husband. DS Mike Barnshaw is tasked with untangling what seems like a black widow web. Graeme Virtue

The Cabins

9pm, ITV2

This social bubble-friendly new dating show from ITV2 has all the makings of a horror movie: two singletons trapped in a remote winter cabin for 24 hours. Let’s hope there is more chemistry than chaos though as after their lock-in, the couples decide whether they want to remain together for longer or be sent straight home. AK


9.45pm, BBC One

David Tennant and Michael Sheen return for a second season of their lockdown, Zoom-themed comedy. Playing larger than life versions of themselves over video call, this forthcoming season will see Tennant and Sheen negotiating with their haphazard American agent Tom (Parks and Recreation’s Ben Schwartz). AK

The Man Who Fell From the Sky

10pm, Channel 4

Desperate migrants stowing in aeroplane landing gear usually ends in tragedy – as in 2015 when a frozen, crushed body hit the ground in south-west London. But there was a second man who survived. Film-maker Richard Bentley’s search for him prompts a long political and spiritual journey. Jack Seale

Film choice

Little Men (Ira Sachs, 2016) 2.20am, Film4
This intimate, humane drama from Love Is Strange director Ira Sachs centres on the friendship of adolescents Jake (Theo Taplitz) and Tony (Michael Barbieri). It’s a beautiful thing, until Jake’s parents (Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle) fall out with Tony’s mother (Paulina Garcia) over a rent hike. Paul Howlett

Today’s sport

Cricket: South Africa v Sri Lanka Second day of the second test in the series. 7.55am, Sky Sports Cricket

Premier League football: Southampton v Liverpool Top-flight clash. 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event

German football: Fortuna Dusseldorf v SC Paderborn Second-tier clash from Merkur Spiel Arena 7.30pm, BT Sport 1