Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins star in Hitmen, there's a new sitcom called Mister Winner, a biopic of Casablanca director Michael Curtiz, and a couple of cracking films . . .
Pick of the Day
Hitmen, 9.00pm, Sky One & NOW TV
Sky’s self-produced shows have been rather hit and miss over the years, but this one has a certain amount of promise.
Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins star in their first scripted comedy together as Jamie and Fran, two best friends trying to make their way in the world with only each other to rely on.
They also just happen to kill people for a living.
In the opening episode, It’s Fran’s birthday, and Jamie wants to celebrate but it seems none of their friends are available to come to a celebratory dinner.
Then in the second episode, Fran and Jamie have captured their next target - an embezzling accountant - only to discover that their client wants them to extract information from her.
New or Returning Shows
Growing Up Gifted, 9.00pm, BBC Two
Two-part return of the documentary series following three gifted teenagers, Liam, Kian and Jamarley, as they prepare to finish secondary school and make important decisions about their futures.
Kian dreams of becoming a theoretical physicist, but has to face up to the reality of having to leave Hartlepool to pursue his dreams.
In Newcastle, aspiring doctor Liam finds his work ethic is increasingly under scrutiny, while in London, Jamarley faces pressures outside school.
Mister Winner, 10.00pm, BBC Two
This new but old-fashioned comedy follows the misadventures of Leslie Winner (Spencer Jones), an eternally-optimistic yet calamitous character, as he prepares for married life.
The pressure is on Leslie to find - and keep - a job to pay for his honeymoon and wedding, and to impress his disapproving father-in-law.
In the opening episode, Leslie comes across an abandoned piano and comes up with a clever money-making scheme to help pay for his upcoming wedding.
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Here’s a biopic that should at least be of interest to the many fans of iconic Hollywood classic and Christmas pertrenial, Casablanca.
It’s 1942. As America prepares to enter WW2, Hungarian film director Michael Curtiz grapples with political intervention and a dysfunctional relationship with his estranged daughter amid the troubled production of the movie.
In this Polish - and hopefully polished - crime drama, when a young woman's murder shows similarities to a decade-old cold case, a new police commander must break the silence permeating an Owl Mountain town.
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, Netflix
In the early 1970s, US teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization.
Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp "for the handicapped" in the Catskills, was different. A freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and make-out sessions, where campers felt fulfilled as human beings.
Co-directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Nicole Newnham and film mixer and former camper Jim LeBrecht, this documentary looks at life there.
The Guards: Inside the K, 9.00pm, Virgin Media One
The pretty stark documentary series about frontline policing in Ireland's busiest policing district takes a look at the daily reality facing the guards as they deal with mental health issues, and carry out their duty to preserve life.
Castle Rock, 9.00pm, RTÉ 2
Another double episode of the Stephen King adaptation. It’s gone a bit iffy recently, but remains rather watchable.
First up, memories come back to haunt Henry Deaver. Later, newcomers set up shop in Castle Rock as Henry follows a clue.
Mathair, 9.30pm, TG4
There was so much more to Maud Gonne than the woman who served as a muse to the poet WB Yeats.
Historians and Gonne's relatives tell of her republican politics, her work for the disenfranchised and her lifelong support for the for rights of prisoners.
Repeat of the Day
All Round to Mrs Brown’s, 11.05pm, RTÉ One
If you missed this season opener on Saturday - I know I did - here’s another chance to see Brendan O'Carroll as Finglas’ finest chat show host Agnes Browne.
The first edition features Caitlyn Jenner, John Barrowman, and Dubliner Danny O'Donoghue, whose band the Script provide the music.
Daytime Film Choice
Double Indemnity, 3.30pm, TCM Movies
One of the finest Film Noir and also an absolute gem from legendary director Billy Wilder, there’s tons to admire and enjoy in this drama based on the James M Cain novel of the same name.
Fred McMurray stars as insurance guy Walter Neff, who finds himself drawn towards Barbara Stanywyck’s icy magnet Phyllis Dietrichson, and they plot to kill her husband and collect the insurance bounty.
Here's a clip with some of the best dialogue you'll ever hear:
Nighttime Movie Pick
Logan, 9.00pm, Film4
Arguably the best of all the superhero movies of the last 20 years - and there’s been a lot of them.
The best things about are that it works as a standalone, so you don’t require an encyclopaedic knowledge of X-Men to put it in context, and it’s a splendid drama.
Hugh Jackman stars as a weary Logan caring for an ailing Professor X in a bolthole on the Mexican border. Their relative peace is soon disturbed.
This superb trailer sets the tone: