The TV show airing tonight is the opulent period drama “The Gilded Age” created by Julian Fellowes.
The Gilded Age
9pm, Sky Atlantic
Julian Fellowes’s second attempt at exporting the class dynamics of Downton Abbey to America is unnecessary. The focus on class distinctions feels overdone and unoriginal, as we follow the story of Bertha Russell in 1883. We learn that her request for a box at the Academy of Music has been denied, likely due to her new wealth. Will she move on from this rejection?
Gremlins: The Secrets of the Mogwai
7pm, BBC Three
Could the immense popularity of Grogu from the Mandalorian have accelerated the release of this delayed animated prequel? With a talented voice cast including James Hong and Matthew Rhys, the story follows the lovable Gizmo as he joins forces with spirited children in 1920s Shanghai for some lighthearted and humorous adventures. Graeme Virtue
Primary Suspect: Who Abducted Madeleine McCann?
8pm, BBC One
Panorama has made several programmes about Madeleine McCann in the 16 years since the three-year-old’s disappearance, but this one gets closest to resolving the mystery. Richard Bilton, who has covered the case from the beginning, reports on the disturbing background of the suspect Christian Brückner. Just how strong is the evidence against him? Ellen E Jones
The Detectives: Taking Down an OCG
9pm, BBC Two
This captivating documentary showcases the intense and perilous world of police work, featuring a daily airing of a road rage incident that escalates beyond belief. In the town of Rochdale, a confrontation between tree surgeons and drivers turns violent when an axe is used as a weapon. As the investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that the attackers have dangerous connections.
The Long Shadow
This is the second-to-last installment of an excellent but infuriating series that follows the offenses committed by Peter Sutcliffe, as well as the incompetent police officers who attempted to apprehend him and the women who were his victims. The police in West Yorkshire put all their efforts into a widespread public plea, but their reliance on a phony voice recording results in a strategy that is even more detrimental than having no plan at all.
Rhod Gilbert’s Comedy Special: A Headache for Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C)
9pm, Channel 4
During the ongoing Stand Up to Cancer campaign, this heartwarming movie chronicles the journey of stand-up comedian Rhod Gilbert as he fights against head and neck cancer. Despite his own struggles, Gilbert maintains a sense of humor and uses his experience to raise money and bring attention to others affected by the illness.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Hope Dickson Leach, 2022), 9pm, Sky Arts
This production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous horror novel takes place in Edinburgh, the author’s hometown, and was originally filmed and shown live at Leith theatre. Director and co-writer Hope Dickson Leach explores the historical and political context of the story, with the character of Hyde representing the upper class’s fear of the working class and their pursuit of profit. The focus is less on physical transformation and more on societal issues.