TV tonight: the gritty underworld of 90s Japan in Tokyo Vice

Tokyo Vice

9.10pm, BBC One

“There is no murder in Japan,” says a police officer. “Unless you have to deal with a witness, it’s never murder.” Welcome to this stylish, gritty and full-throttle adaptation of Jake Adelstein’s memoir about the country’s 90s underworld. From the off, we know that Adelstein (Ansel Elgort) ends up in deep water. But first we learn about his beginnings as the only American journalist on the crime desk of Japan’s biggest newspaper. Hollie Richardson

Between the Covers

7pm, BBC Two

In the reading corner tonight are “geriatric big head” Jenny Eclair, pint-pulling podcaster Al Murray, actor and author Paterson Joseph, and marathon runner (and newsreader) Sophie Raworth. They’ll be reading Sometimes People Die by Simon Stephenson and The Long Song by Andrea Levy. HR

Louis Theroux Interviews … Katherine Ryan

9pm, BBC Two

“I was always odd,” says Katherine Ryan. It is the same take-it-or-leave-it attitude that permeates both the Canadian’s standup sets and tonight’s frank interview. Talk turns to single parenthood, before she and Theroux venture to Southend-on-Sea for a taste of her live show. Danielle De Wolfe


9pm, Sky Comedy

Written by and starring Tim Minchin, the Aussie drama returns with a double bill after a three-year hiatus. Lucky (Minchin) is now a successful musician, though his personal life is on the rocks. Meg (House of the Dragon’s Milly Alcock) crashes back into his life seeking his help to find her mum. Sammy Gecsoyler

Green Lions: Cameroon ’90

9.30pm, BBC Four

From Benjamin Massing’s brutal challenge on Claudio Caniggia to Roger Milla dancing by the corner flag, some of Italia 90’s greatest moments surrounded Cameroon’s run to the quarter-finals. This atmospheric documentary explores one of sport’s greatest ever underdog stories as a group of gifted amateurs forced the world to take African football seriously. Phil Harrison

You Won’t Believe This

10pm, Channel 4

Host Ellie Taylor brings just the right amount of incredulity to this endearingly silly new show, which plays out like a civilian Would I Lie to You? with a dash of Line of Duty. Four “suspects” share their tall tales before being grilled by ex-cops in a glass-box interrogation room. It is up to the contestants to work out who is telling the truth. Katie Rosseinsky