Hugh Laurie and Sarah Greene light up Roadkill, The Movies continues through the 1990s, Dermot Bannon's Incredible Homes hits West Cork, and The Lighthouse lands on Sky Cinema . . .

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Roadkill, 9.00pm, BBC One

Last week's opening episode of this David Hare drama starring Hugh Laurie was a welcome distraction that rattled along. Well worth checking out, even if you can’t get the first show on catch-up.

Laurie is hugely impressive as Tory politician called Peter Laurence, a man who is far more interested in making his world a better place than in improving the world in general.

In tonight’s episode Laurence gets a phone call with news that scandalous photos of his daughter Lily are about to hit the newspapers, while suspicions arise within his family that he’s not been entirely faithful.

Sarah Greene also features, as a journalist keen to nail Laurence, as does Borgen and Westworld star Sidse Babett Knudsen.

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The Movies , 9.00pm, Sky Documentaries & NOW TV

The scene-skipping documentary continues, with some serious movement in film technology and, in particular, digital effects in blockbusters such as Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, The Matrix and Titanic.

Meanwhile, there were some big-hitting comedies, too. Groundhog Day and There’s Something About Mary attract wide audiences, while new comedy stars such as Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler began their film careers.

And then there’s Quentin Tarantino . . .

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Dermot Bannon's Incredible Homes, 9.30pm, RTÉ One

The architect visits impressive Irish properties, including a house in Goleen, West Cork, which boasts four mono-pitched extensions and sensational sea views.

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The Case Died with Her, 9.00pm, Sky Crime & NOW TV

In this special investigation, legal commentator and former prosecutor Loni Coombs dives into the case of Emilie Morris. Emilie was in her 30's when she suffered an untimely death, just after bringing charges against Jim Wilder for sexually inappropriate behaviour when she was a minor.

Emilie’s sister Andrea and mother Joan desperately want to know what really happened. Emilie was failed by various systems and her family is dedicated to shedding light on the effects of child sexual abuse, with hopes of making things right for both Emilie and women everywhere.

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Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o, 10.55pm, Channel 4

Oscar-winning actress, author and producer Lupita Nyong'o uncovers the truth behind the women who inspired the Dora Milaje oin Marvel film Black Panther.

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Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War, 9.00pm, Sky History & NOW TV

Airing as part of Black History Month, this documentary offers a brutal inside look at life in rural southern states during the harsh period of Reconstruction after the American Civil War. Director David Padrusch doesn’t pull any punches in revealing the ugly truth about what happened.

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The Lighthouse, Sky Cinema & NOW TV

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Set in the late 19th Century, this tense black and white drama is about two men (played by Robert Pattinson and Willem Defoe) who stay in a secluded lighthouse off the coast of New England for four weeks.

The pair face backbreaking jobs and seriously adverse conditions, but the real test seems to be coping with each other. They have no choice but to endure irritating idiosyncrasies, bottled up resentment and burgeoning hatred.

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Michael Palin: Travels of a Lifetime, 8.00pm, BBC Two

This week, Michael Palin reflects on his fourth travel series, exploring the Sahara, which took him over the Atlas Mountains and into the deep desert as part of a camel train.

Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson, 9.00pm, BBC Two

A look at the campaign to bring the slave trade to an end after 400 years. Divers explore the sunken remains of a ship that had been carrying freed slaves who had been recaptured.

Deadly Hunters, 7.00pm, Sky Nature & NOW TV

Slimy, scaly and seriously deadly. You’re about to meet the kind of snakes with a lethal bite that could take down a fully-grown elephant.

Armed with rapid, heart-stopping toxic venom, these creatures are lurking everywhere: under logs and in long grass. You’d better watch your step.

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