TV tonight: the harrowing act of confronting a family's sexual abuse

Ammar Kalia, Hannah J Davies, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett

The Family Secret
9pm, Channel 4

This one-off documentary probes the deeply uncomfortable revelation of sexual abuse in a family, 25 years after the incident occurred. With access to the affected family members as well as the perpetrator, it is a chilling account of the lasting effects of trauma, centred around a final tear-filled and emotional meeting of victim and abuser. Equal parts personal history and cautionary tale on how abuse can go unchecked, it tackles this thorny issue with tact and sensitivity. Ammar Kalia

How To Save £1000 Online
8pm, Channel 4

From flights to clothes and energy bills, this consumer affairs doc, helmed by Sabrina Grant and Helen Skelton, is all about slashing rising household costs. While their advice is mostly common sense, an experiment in online haggling adds some novelty – and saves Lorna from Bristol some cash. Hannah J Davies

Gold Digger
9pm, BBC One

No need to wait another three weeks to experience a Christmas dinner full of bubbling resentments and pass-agg sniping. In the latest instalment of the tense drama, Julia and her toyboy Ben drop a bombshell over the turkey that sends shockwaves through the family, including estranged father Ted. Graeme Virtue

Takaya: Lone Wolf
9pm, BBC Four

In a true feat of workplace commitment, wildlife photographer and environmentalist Cheryl Alexander spent seven years documenting the life of a lone wolf living on an island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Alexander’s remarkable footage makes this worth a watch. AK

Claudia Lawrence: Missing Or Murdered?
9.15pm, Channel 5

March 2019 marked 10 frustrating years since York chef Claudia Lawrence vanished and this documentary rounds up various theories on her disappearance, none of which have led to a conviction or a solid lead. Lawrence’s anguished parents are among the interviewees. Jack Seale

The Turner Prize 2019
11pm, BBC Four

Live coverage of this year’s contemporary art prize from Dreamland in Margate. Nominees include sound artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan and his take on imprisonment, video artist Helen Cammock, outdoor sculptor Oscar Murillo and installation artist Tai Shani all vying for the much-coveted title. AK

Film choice

Looking for Eric, 1.15am, Film4

Just as Woody Allen absorbed the life lessons of a reincarnated Humphrey Bogart in Play It Again Sam, so lovelorn Manchester postie Eric (Steve Evets) has his hero, Eric Cantona, turning up to help him win back his estranged first wife. Probably Ken Loach’s lightest, funniest film. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Premier League football: Crystal Palace v Bournemouth A midweek top-flight clash. 7.30pm, Amazon Prime Video

Premier League football: Burnley FC v Manchester City Pep Guardiola’s heavyweights face Sean Dyche’s side. 8.15pm, Amazon Prime Video

NCAA basketball: Michigan State Spartans v Duke Blue Devils College basketball action. 2.30am, BT Sport ESPN