TV tonight: John Simm returns in ITV’s murky crime drama Grace | television & radio

Grace

8pm, ITV

The murky and intense adaptation of Peter James’s crime novels, set against the gusty Brighton coastline, returns for a second season. John Simm is back as DS Roy Grace, who believes the body of a former teacher and the finding of human remains are linked – the work of a sadistic serial killer who leaves a bizarre calling card at the scene of each crime. Down the road in Hove, a man finds a pen drive on the train that ends up getting him involved in the investigation and worrying for the lives of his wife and child. Hollie Richardson

Our Changing Planet

7pm, BBC One

An ambitious project with six threatened, changing habitats around the world tracked across seven years. We begin with Steve Backshall visiting the dazzlingly beautiful and minutely ecologically balanced coral reefs of the Maldives. A decent balance of righteous eco-polemic and nature celebration. Phil Harrison

GentlemanJack

9pm, BBC One

There has not been much of a honeymoon period for our Yorkshire newlyweds, and now Anne (the masterful Suranne Jones) finds herself distracted. First up is a business opportunity: the railway has arrived in town and Anne is curious. Then there’s the matter of an increasingly forlorn Mariana, who wants to talk. Henry Wong

Idris Elba’s Fight School

9pm, BBC Two

Tonight’s tense episode leads to the big day, as Elba’s boxing proteges face their first sparring in the ring – and he has no qualms about sending home anybody who isn’t up to it. With a lack of focus and fitness among the group during training, is it already the end for some of them? HR

SAS: Who Dares Wins

9pm, Channel 4

We’re halfway through the SAS selection process, and the remaining recruits are facing their most brutal challenges yet: a seven-metre backwards dive; hand-to-hand combat in a game of murderball, to test their aggression and strength; and an ambush while out driving. No surprise that four recruits will hand in their armbands before the credits roll. Ali Catterall

Brothers in Dance: Anthony and Kel Matsena

10.20pm, BBC Four

Next month, charismatic and cutting-edge choreographer siblings Anthony and Kel Matsena debut their production Shades of Blue/Warrior Queens at Sadler’s Wells in London. This documentary tracks their journey as they rehearse for a work inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. HR

live sports

Women’s Six Nations Rugby: England v Ireland 11.45am, BBC Two. Both teams’ fourth and penultimate match of the championship, held at Welford Road.

Super League Rugby: Wigan Warriors v Salford Red Devils 12.30pm, Channel 4. Top-flight clash at DW Stadium.

Women’s Super League Football: Tottenham v Chelsea 2.15pm, BBC One. The London rivals meet at the Hive.

Premiership Rugby Union: Saracens v Exeter Chiefs 2.30pm, ITV. A league game at StoneX Stadium.

Premier League Football: Liverpool v Everton 4pm, Sky Sports Main Event. The Liverpool derby from Anfield.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.