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Tonight’s TV schedule: A deep dive into a complicated criminal case with Louis Theroux and his team.

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9pm, Sky Documentaries

This fascinating, nuanced film – made by Louis Theroux’s production company – is simultaneously personal and universal. Ostensibly, it tells the story of disabled man Derrick Johnson and his relationship with academic Anna Stubblefield. But it also touches on wider issues surrounding race, emotional manipulation and consent. When the previously non-verbal Johnson was able to speak via a keyboard and a method known as facilitated communication, his family were thrilled. But soon, the pair’s bond entered murkier realms amid accusations of exploitation and sexual abuse – and a deeply complex criminal trial followed. Phil Harrison

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9pm, BBC Four

One of the dramatic moments in this lively double feature of a Mexican drama about beauty pageants is a wedding where a man messes up the bride’s lipstick in the bathroom during the reception. Even after Isobel (Natasha Dupeyrón) endures her unhappy wedding day, the aftermath of her arranged marriage continues to have a strong impact. Jack Seale

The Masked Singer

6.25pm, ITV1

After Lorraine Kelly was unmasked as Owl in the previous round of the incredibly absurd singing competition, this week’s round will see two contestants eliminated, leaving only five remaining. Joining the regular panel as a guest judge is Lenny Henry, but will he have better guesses at the identities behind the masks compared to the typically clueless regular judges? – Hannah Verdier


7.10pm, BBC One

Four more inspiring contestants take on the new muscle-bound Gladiators – this week including Comet and Diamond – in Sheffield’s neon-lit arena that we know and love so well. Who will come out on top? It will take a few classic challenges (The Wall! Hang Tough!) to find out which contenders will bite the dust. Kayleigh Dray

12 Hours, 12 Dishes with Big Zuu

10pm, ITV1

Oti Mabuse on Big Zuu’s 12 Dishes in 12 Hours on ITV1.

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The fantastic food journey continues in Marseille, as Zuu and Oti Mabuse explore a city that is experiencing a shift in its culinary scene. Influences from Middle Eastern and African cuisines are prominent, highlighting the vibrant and diverse nature of this French port city. From street food vendors to upscale dining establishments, Marseille offers a range of fresh and exciting flavors. JS

The BBC had a number of missed hits in its music library

Unsuccessful Songs on BBC

There were several songs that did not become hits in the BBC’s music collection.

10.10pm , BBC Two

When Johnny Cash’s song “Ring of Fire” was first released, it did not make it onto the charts in the UK. Similarly, Dolly Parton’s song about working in an office, “9-5,” did not even make it into the Top 40. As Dolly herself says, it can be maddening if you allow it. Here are some other major errors that have been collected.

Live sport

Tune in to TNT Sports 1 at 11am for the Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham at Goodison Park. Later in the day, catch Sheffield Utd taking on Aston Villa at 5pm on Sky Sports Main Event.

The Six Nations Rugby Union match between Italy and England will be airing at 1:30pm on ITV1, live from Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Later at 4pm, BBC One will broadcast the Wales v Scotland match.

The fourth quarter-final of the Africa Cup of Nations in International Football will be broadcast on BBC Three at 7:50pm.

On the third day of the second Test between India and England, Ben Stokes will lead the visitors at 3:30 am on TNT Sports 1 from Andhra Pradesh.

Source: theguardian.com