TV tonight: a trip down memory lane for Idris Elba

Ammar Kalia, Ellen E Jones, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue, Paul Howlett

In the Long Run
10pm, Sky One

Idris Elba goes back to the 1980s for the second series of his semiautobiographical sitcom about an east London family living on the fictional Eastbridge estate. Elba’s patriarch, Walter, opens the series having been elected as union representative at his factory, and now finds himself fighting to keep his job and that of his neighbour Bagpipes (Bill Bailey) among impending cuts. Hammy accents and dated decor aside, this featherlight comedy makes for a pleasingly nostalgic watch. Ammar Kalia

The Channel Tunnel: Life on the Inside
7.30pm, BBC Two

This episode of the chirpy Channel doc is all about initials: the Franco-British organisation that runs it is obsessed with them. We find out what goes on at the Terminal Control Centre (TCC) and how Automated Border Control (ABC) works. It’s weak distraction when Brexit chaos is on everyone’s mind. Ellen E Jones

The Apprentice
9pm, BBC One

With the boys’ team now losing for two weeks on the trot, Alan Sugar mixes up the warring factions for this week’s task: designing and promoting a toy for six- to eight-year-olds. With offerings including a unicorn covered in slime and an empowering talking animal, parents had better watch out. AK

Catching Britain’s Killers: The Crimes That Changed Us
9pm, BBC Two

This week, double jeopardy and the case of Julie Hogg, whose killer was acquitted in 1991, but then retried and convicted in 2006 after a change in the law brought about by the campaigning of Julie’s mother, Ann. Her determination is the light in a dreadfully dark story. Jack Seale

Live Brexit Referendum: Do We Want No Deal?
9pm, Channel 5

As 31 October nears, Jeremy Vine hosts a debate asking the titular question of a live audience and MPs. Featuring a 25,000-strong Brexit opinion poll and questions put to the politicians, expect grandstanding and emotions to be running at an all-time high. AK

City on a Hill
9pm, Sky Atlantic

The slow-burn crime drama based on an idea by Ben Affleck picks up the pace for a climactic double bill. Dissolute FBI agent Rohr (Kevin Bacon) has blood on his hands and a crisis at home, while his former ally Ward (Aldis Hodge) learns that enacting real political change in 90s Boston is, as they would say, wicked-hard. Graeme Virtue

Film choice

Dangerously bored ... Colin Farrell in In Bruges. Photograph: Allstar/FILM FOUR/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar

In Bruges 11.15pm, Film4
Hitmen Ken (Brendan Gleeson) and Ray (Colin Farrell) lie low in Bruges while the heat from a botched job dies down. Ken absorbs the medieval culture; Ray is dangerously bored. It’s a beautifully cranky friendship that is sorely tested when their employer (hard-nut Ralph Fiennes) gives them a new job. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Cycling: European Track Championships 6pm, Eurosport 2. The finals of the women’s scratch race and men’s elimination race.

Tennis: Kremlin Cup 6pm, BT Sport 2. Women’s event in Moscow.

Snooker: English Open 6.45pm, Eurosport 1. Day three of the opening of the Home Nations Series from Crawley.