There's a new supernatural drama called Manifest, Samantha Morton stars in I Am Kirsty, while new show The Chefs' Brigade brings fresh-faced chefs around Europe . . .

Pick of the Day

Manifest, 9.00pm, Sky One

Already renewed for a second season in the US, this supernatural drama sounds like a cross between Lost and The Leftovers. Which is pretty fine by me.

When a plane lands safely after a hitting some turbulence, the crew and passengers are relieved but otherwise okay. Yet in the space of those eventful few hours they were up in the air, the world has aged five years.

Friends and family of those on board had given up hope of finding their missing loved ones, so they’ve mourned their losses and begun to move on.

Pretty soon, the mystery starts to unfold and the ‘survivors’ realise that they might be destined for something greater than they ever thought possible.

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The Chefs' Brigade, 9.00pm, BBC Two

Gruel Britannia, anyone?

Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton takes ten chefs with raw talent, from pubs, cafes and caterers across the UK, on the ultimate culinary journey, testing and transforming them into a kitchen brigade fit to take on Europe’s finest restaurants.

In the first episode, they land in Puglia, southern Italy, home of lovingly-crafted, flavour-packed ‘cucina povera’ – literally meaning ‘kitchen of the poor’, but in cooking terms it means making the most of what you have and making the simple taste extraordinary.

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Inside the Factory, 8.00pm, BBC Two

Back for another run, Bakewell Tarts are the focus on the show that goes into grub's background, as Gregg Wallace is in Stoke-on-Trent, at an enormous bakery producing 250,000 every day. He follows their production, from the arrival of 27 tonnes of flour right through to dispatch.

Meanwhile Cherry Healey is learning how to swerve a 'soggy bottom' when baking pies and tarts at home, while historian Ruth Goodman is sniffing out the origins of one of the Cherry Bakewell’s key ingredients, frangipane.

Gregg Wallace

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Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? Netflix

Whitney Cummings makes her Netflix debut with this, her fourth stand-up special.

Filmed at the Sidney Harmon Hall in her hometown of Washington, DC, it features Cummings’ signature commentary on gender dynamics.

Do women need to wear service vests instead of Rosé All Day t-shirts? Now that people are actually listening, what should women change? How are men holding up with all the 'new' rules they have to follow now?

You get the drift . . .

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Don't Miss

I Am Kirsty, 10.00pm, Channel 4

The second of Dominic Savage's three female-dramas features Samantha Morton - and if it's even near as good as last week's excellent, Vicky McClure-starring I Am Nicola, it's pretty much essential viewing.

I Am Kirsty tells the story of a single mother of two who is fighting to keep her family stable in a precarious world, and the sacrifices that she has to make to survive.

When Kirsty (Samantha Morton) is left with spiralling debts by her ex-partner who has vanished, she meets a neighbour, Ryan (Paul Kaye), who offers to help her out of the hole that she's in.

But all is not as it seems, forcing Kirsty into some dark and desperate decisions.

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Revolutions: Car, 9.00pm, BBC Four

The series looking at the inventions that really altered human history continues with Jim Al Khalili investigating how the innate drive to explore mobilised humanity and gave us the ultimate freedom machine: the car.

Based on new research, he peers inside the original notebooks and sketches of the visionaries who, whether knowingly or not, risked death, poverty or ridicule to advance our species' progression, and he brings these stories to life using state-of-the-art experiments, breathtaking drama and CGI.

Believe it or not, the story starts at a settlement near Siberia some 9,000 years ago . . .

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