TV tonight: Simon Bird prepares for Armageddon in new sitcom Everyone Else Burns

Everyone Else Burns

10pm, Channel 4

Simon Bird fans will want to give his latest sitcom a go, in which he plays the bowl-haired patriarch of a puritanical Christian family who are preparing for Armageddon. Kate O’Flynn is his devoted wife, while Amy James-Kelly is their bright-spark daughter who questions her outlook on the future after meeting a boy. Look out, too, for the always brilliant Lolly Adefope, who shines as a teacher who has just been dumped and likes to tell people about it. Hollie Richardson

Silent Witness

9pm, BBC One

Does Emilia Fox’s crime drama hate HS2? The first in this double bill is based round a “high-speed rail link” that politicians are opening as part of a “levelling up” agenda – only for its maiden trip to end in multiple deaths. Hopefully, when the forensics team get to the bottom of the incident, they’ll also explain why a supposedly new train’s carriages look as if they’re from the 70s. Alexi Duggins

How the Holocaust Began

9pm, BBC Two

Historian James Bulgin travels to eastern Europe to uncover evidence of the mass murder of Jews before the Nazis built their gas chambers. In Latvia, Lithuania and elsewhere, Jews in their tens of thousands were rounded up and shot with help from local people. Bulgin is visibly shocked by what he finds. Jack Seale


9pm, ITV1

Balancing act … Lara Pulver as Catherine MacDiarmid
Balancing act … Lara Pulver as Catherine MacDiarmid. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock

The NHS crisis is just the beginning in this delightfully cast, gently political drama. Paediatric registrar Maryam (former ER regular Parminder Nagra) is facing investigation, careerist Catherine (Lara Pulver) finds surgery and single motherhood don’t mix, while Helen (Lisa McGrillis) gets neither support nor sympathy from her husband. Ellen E Jones

The Last of Us

9pm, Sky Atlantic

Following that spectacular start to the highly anticipated video game adaptation, this week’s episode follows Joel (Pedro Pascal), Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and Tess (Anna Torv) as they sneak through zombie towns. Clickers – infected people who now literally have fungus for brains and make nerve-racking clicking sounds – are just one of their problems. HR

Humza: Forgiving the Unforgivable

10.40pm, BBC One

Can you really forgive a stranger who commits the unforgivable against your family? In this brave documentary, comedian Humza Arshad confronts his own lingering anger over his cousin being attacked. He speaks with a man whose sons were killed by rioters in Birmingham and the survivor of a racist knife attack. HR

Film choice

Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1987), 1.15am, Film4

Wim Wenders’ tender 1987 romantic fantasy is filtered through the lens of a then divided Berlin, resulting in a film that balances wonder with sadness. Bruno Ganz plays Damiel, one of a population of angels who watch over the German city’s inhabitants but are unable to intervene in their lives. Then he sees Solveig Dommartin’s trapeze artist Marion and feels the tug of human emotion – particularly love – and the desire for physical connection. It’s a freewheeling, poetic tale, shifting between black-and-white and colour as it dwells on the experiences of both the aerial and the earthbound. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Premier League Football: Fulham v Tottenham, 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event Two teams chasing European spots meet at Craven Cottage.