TV tonight: family ties unravel in riveting thriller Flesh and Blood

TV tonight: family ties unravel in riveting thriller Flesh and Blood. A body is found on the beach but is widow Vivien’s new man to blame? Plus: the search for the new MasterChef begins. Here’s what to watch this evening

Flesh and Blood
9pm, ITV

Widow Vivien (Francesca Annis) has found a mysterious new man (Stephen Rea) but her three children – played by Russell Tovey, Claudie Blakley and Lydia Leonard – become suspicious when he suddenly moves in, forcing them to reckon with their own increasingly complicated lives in the process. Imelda Staunton co-stars as their nosy neighbour, called in by detectives when a body is discovered on the beach, in a slow-burning four-part thriller of unravelling family ties. Showing daily this week. Ammar Kalia

Food Unwrapped
8.30pm, Channel 4

Another series of foodie secrets with Jimmy Doherty, who is increasingly escaping the shadow of Jamie Oliver and carving out a niche for himself. Tonight, Jimmy visits Paris to explore the science of stale baguettes. Elsewhere, Matt Tebbutt is immersing himself in the minutiae of mozzarella. Phil Harrison

9pm, BBC One

Gregg and John are back to find the next MasterChef champion. The first six of the 60 contestants are in the studio kitchen, fighting for four places in the quarter-finals. Dishes include Dev’s eclectic curry, Pete’s Chinese spiced duck and Karen’s cheesy soufflé. But who will have their plates licked clean? AK

Murder 24/7
9pm, BBC Two

No, it’s not just an Essex-set 24 Hours in Police Custody. This new police procedural doc has a different timescale – three murder cases from arrest to conviction – and a split-screen visual style reminiscent of a 70s surveillance thriller. On the case is Southend’s own Gene Hackman, DS Steve Robinson. Ellen E Jones

The Walking Dead
9pm, Fox

The last time we saw the Alexandria and Hilltop survivors, they had been cruelly tricked by Alpha (Samantha Morton) into entering a dark cave surrounded by Walkers. So who is going to buy it as the series returns from its break? Meanwhile, the warring Whisperers are consolidating their power. Ali Catterall

Storyville: The Rise and Fall of a Porn Superstar
10pm, BBC Four

Filmed over seven years, this fascinating and at times deeply sad documentary follows the career of Jonathan Agassi, once one of the world’s biggest porn stars and now a male escort. A probing look at the many abuses of the adult film industry and the effects on its workers. AK

Film choice

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (Werner Herzog, 2009), 11.25pm, Film4

Werner Herzog’s haunting reimagining of Abel Ferrara’s cult 1992 thriller relocates the action from New York to Katrina-shocked New Orleans. Nicolas Cage is mesmerising as the edgy lieutenant, pain-racked by a back injury and going ever crazier on horrendous levels of drug abuse. Paul Howlett

Today’s sport

Snooker: Players Championship 6.45pm, ITV4. Coverage of the opening first-round matches from Southport.

Premier League Football: Liverpool v West Ham United 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. The league leaders host the struggling Hammers.

Test Cricket: New Zealand v India 11pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Fifth and final day of the first Test in the two-match series.