Tonight's top watches include Queen Latifah starring in a reboot of The Equalizer, Richard E Grant journeys to Naples to look at the books of Elena Ferrante, and the return of Black Monday and Britain's Most Evil Killers . . .

Pick of the Day

The Equalizer, 9.00pm, Sky Witness

Streaming on NOW TV

Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah stars in this reboot of the hit 1980s' crime drama of the same name, more recently turned into a brace of films starring Denzel Washington.

Fans of the original show will recall that the late Edward Woodward played the eponymous vigilante, a man noted for a big gun he kept under an even bigger raincoat.

Latifah stars as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.

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McCall seems to be an average single mother quietly raising her teenage daughter. But to a trusted few, she is The Equalizer - an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden.

As McCall acclimates to civilian life, she is compelled to use her considerable resources to help Jewel, a teenager accused of murder and on the run from the criminals who framed her for the crime.

Don’t Miss

Naples '44, 10.00pm, BBC Four

Caught this film a couple of years ago and it’s a fascinating watch.

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It’s a documentary is based on the superb book of the same name, a WWII memoir inspired by British intelligence operative Norman Lewis' first-hand accounts.

It’s a portrait of the southern Italian city at the end of the Second World War, with excerpts from the book read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

They describe a city devastated by Fascism, bombings, Nazi occupation and the Allied invasion, combined with archive footage of Naples in later years, as life returned to the city.

Today at the Olympics

Tokyo 2020: Today at the Games, 7.00pm, RTÉ2

Darragh Maloney reflects on the events and athletes making the headlines overnight - including more good news from an Irish perspective - in which 24 more Olympic champions were crowned in sports including athletics, boxing, track cycling, diving, artistic gymnastics and sailing.

Kellie Harrington

New or Returning Shows

How Healthy is Your Gut? 8.00pm, Channel 4

Sabrina Grant (below) examines why the gut is so important to a person's overall wellbeing and how it affects everything from their moods and energy, to sleep and health.

Assisted by six volunteers, all with a typical gut complaint and all on a quest for a healthier gut, she puts some of the most popular regimes to the test and sees whether they actually work.

Cameras observe the volunteers as they try actions including a radical bone broth diet, colonic hydrotherapy and a 10-night intense detox programme at an Ayurvedic retreat.

Write Around the World With Richard E Grant, 9.00pm, BBC Four

Book and travel lovers should lap this up.

In this new series, Richard E Grant journeys to southern Italy, in the footsteps of great authors whose work was inspired by the country, its culture and history.

Reading key passages from the books as he goes along, Richard learns about the lives and experiences of the authors.

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First up is Naples, and the books of Elena Ferrante, author of the much-loved quartet of Neapolitan novels including My Brilliant Friend.

Then he heads east to the Amalfi Coast, with Patricia Highsmith under the literary microscope.

Black Monday, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy

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Back for a third season, this so-so Wall Street sitcom sees the motley crew ready to embrace the 1990s in all of its outrageous splendour.

With the financial world in their cocaine covered rearview mirror, the do-badders face an existential question: what’s a player to do when their balls have been taken away?

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The Boy Who Can’t Stop Dancing, 11.05pm, Channel 4

Here’s a documentary that, similar to the Billy Elliot story, follows Tom Oakley as he auditions for a coveted spot at world-leading dance school Rambert, while also trying to manage his cystic fibrosis.

Years of training have helped Tom's health enormously, and starting a recently-trialled drug could be life-changing, allowing him to push his body further than ever before.

In order to achieve his dream, he must leave his friends and family behind in Liverpool and be ready to compete against some of the best young dancers in the world.


Britain’s Most Evil Killers, 9.00pm, Sky Crime

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This true crime series returns for a sixth season for more real-life stories behind Britain’s most shocking and terrifying killers.

The opening episode examines the abduction and murder of 15-year-old Essex schoolgirl, Danielle Jones, which left the nation shocked in 2001.

Last seen near her home in East Tilbury, Essex, suspicion fell on Danielle’s Uncle, Stuart Campbell when Danielle went missing.

It soon emerged that builder Campbell was a secret paedophile who posed as a professional photographer from a modelling agency to lure underage girls to his home.

New to Stream

Pray Away, Netflix

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Survivors and ex-leaders of the so-called conversion therapy movement speak out about its harm to the LGBTQ community and its devastating persistence.

Ending Tonight

The Salisbury Poisonings, 10.05pm, RTÉ One

Streaming on RTÉ Player

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In the final episode of the fact-based drama Tracy, whose life had just begun to revert to normal, is devastated by the collapse of Dawn, and the team race to work out what has been missed, and how to make the town safe again.

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