Tonight’s television program: the rise of Kae Tempest as the voice of a generation.
Being Kae Tempest
9pm, BBC Two
Jay-Z came backstage to show support for Kae Tempest and share some new music with them. Tempest couldn’t believe it, thinking, “Beyoncé is calling you!” This was a clear indication that after years of performing at open mics and on nightbuses, the London spoken-word artist had finally achieved success. In this intimate documentary, Tempest reflects on becoming the voice of a generation, with old footage showcasing their journey to earning that title.
The Hidden Brilliance of Contemporary Living
8pm, BBC Two
Did you realize that the origin of smartphones can be traced back to the 1930s comic book character Dick Tracy? This fact was unknown to most people until Professor Hannah Fry shed light on it. She reveals how the history of smartphones also involves a major business mistake in the 1970s and South Korean sausages in the 2000s.
The Killing of Lyn Dawson
9pm, Sky Crime
This four-part documentary follows a murder case involving a famous rugby league player, an affair with a babysitter and a supposed “runaway mother”. Lyn Dawson’s daughter is one of the interviewees who explains what really happened when her mother reportedly “abandoned” her family in 1982. HR
Dispatches: Secrets and Power – China in the UK
10pm, Channel 4
While no details are being shared in advance, this Dispatches investigation is set to be another startling one, digging into China’s relationship with the UK, including allegations about the treatment of dissidents and critics. HR
Such Brave Girls
10pm, BBC Three
Kat Sadler’s unapologetically frank sitcom about a mother and her two daughters, all three of them unstable and selfish in their own ways, continues to provide cringeworthy laughs from a still-too-rare female perspective. A second taboo-smashing double bill features a bad birthday dinner and an ill-fated visit to the woods. HR
The Lazarus Project
10pm, Sky Max
The second installment of the exciting time-travel drama carries on. As the never-ending cycle of Groundhog Day puts the world in danger, George is saved by an unlikely friend who provides important information. Meanwhile, agents Archie and Zhang conduct a raid on a laboratory on the opposite side of the globe. However, the chemistry between them may be more than just Zhang’s stun gun. Written by Graeme Virtue.