TV tonight: the true story behind The Gold, told by the detectives involved

The Gold: The Inside Story

9pm, BBC One

Following Neil Forsyth’s hit six-part drama about the Brink’s-Mat robbery of 1983, here is the real story – told by the detectives who investigated Britain’s biggest bullion heist and led the cat-and-mouse hunt for three tonnes of gold. DCS Brian Boyce and DC Tony Yeoman recall how DC John Fordham was killed as they staked out culprit Kenneth Noye in the grounds of his home, while archive and witness testimonies paint a full picture of the criminal world at that time. Hollie Richardson

Jamie’s £1 Wonders

8pm, Channel 4

A frozen vegetable risotto, a tinned-fish pasta dish and a low-cost chocolate fridge cake are on the menu in this week’s instalment of the chef’s guide to creating super-cheap meals. The cooking segments are as daft and cheeky as ever, but, given the economic climate, the concept feels like sweet relief. Alexi Duggins

Scarlett’s Driving School

8.30pm, BBC One

“I’m freaking out!” Single mum-of-two Amy has spent 13 years learning to drive, but still has panic attacks on the road, despite her mum, Heather, providing support. Scarlett Moffatt’s five-day course to try to help Amy pass her test features therapeutic seaside chats and calming advice from a remote instructor, Francis. Graeme Virtue


9pm, ITV

DCI Jessica James and DI Sunny Khan in Unforgotten
Forged in adversity … DCI Jessica James and DI Sunny Khan. Photograph: ITV/Shutterstock

Strides are made this week towards solving the case but, as so often with this elegant crime drama, the personal subplots are where the stars earn their corn. Sinéad Keenan and Sanjeev Bhaskar excel as their characters’ private lives disintegrate. In adversity, strong detective duos can be forged. Jack Seale

24 Hours in Police Custody: The Honeytrap Murder

9pm, Channel 4

In this two-part special, officers are called into action after a naked man is found stabbed to death in Luton. It turns out it is not an isolated incident. With investigations into a string of murders already under way, detectives uncover a sexual trap culminating in robbery, with CCTV proving vital. Danielle De Wolfe


9pm, BBC Three

A new series of this cheerful documentary offering an insight into the robust, but seemingly inclusive, world of building. This time, the gang are constructing affordable housing in Mansfield. As ever, the interpersonal dynamics are the selling point as new faces join the tight-knit group. Phil Harrison