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TV tonight: riotously funny prison comedy The Young Offenders is back
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TV tonight: riotously funny prison comedy The Young Offenders is back

The Young Offenders

9.30pm, BBC One
A return series for Peter Foott’s riotously funny comedy. Having paid the price for a “free holiday in Colombia” (of the Midnight Express variety), Conor (Alex Murphy) found himself back in prison. But now he has been released to terrorise Cork again, and is determined to win back his ex, Linda. By dumping her bins all over the garden. Ali Caterrall

Unreported World

7.30pm, Channel 4
Divorce parties are all the rage in Mauritania – with half its women said to have been divorced at least once – but is taking multiple husbands as empowering as it sounds? Reporter Ayshah Tull speaks to women whose experiences offer different takes on the issue. HR

Gardeners’ World

8pm, BBC Two
Flower show season officially begins with the first big date on the calendar, the RHS Malvern spring festival. Arit Anderson and Joe Swift are there, celebrating the most innovative displays and peering at the newest varieties of plants and flowers. Jack Seale

Sue Perkins: Lost in Thailand

9pm, Channel 5

Sue Perkins goes deep underground in Sue Perkins: Lost in ThailandView image in fullscreen

More TV newness from Perkins this week – and that is no bad thing, as she embarks on a personal mission to experience hidden Thailand. First up, north to Chiang Mai for some terrifying caving, which she says has grown in popularity since 2018’s Tham Luang cave rescue. Then it’s time for a ticklish massage, before a packed itinerary of weaving, paper-making and rowing. Hollie Richardson

Hidden Treasures of the National Trust

9pm, BBC Two
Eccentrics have given the National Trust some extraordinary properties over the centuries, though none quite as determinedly odd as A La Ronde, a 16-sided house on the southern Devonshire coast, built by two 18th-century cousins. Meanwhile, 70 miles to the east, marble-filled Dorset mansion Kingston Lacy hides even stranger secrets. Ellen E Jones


10.40pm, BBC One
The Meghan Markle-starring US legal drama about a Manhattan firm, which originally aired in 2011, became the most streamed show of 2023 when it landed on Netflix. Now, it hits the BBC – so get ready for a serious binge. HR

Film choice

A touch of Shakesperian tragedy … Tiwa Savage in Water & GarriView image in fullscreen

Water & Garri (Meji Alabi, 2024), Prime Video
There is a touch of Shakesperian tragedy to Nigerian-British director Meji Alabi’s debut film. Afrobeats star Tiwa Savage plays Aisha, a US-based fashion designer who returns home to an African coastal city 10 years after her brother’s murder, and is drawn back to her first love, Kay (Andrew Yaw Bunting). He’s now a powerful neighbourhood gangster, so she faces a dilemma about reviving their romance, while he has a dark secret he must hide from her. Alabi, a longtime music video director, brings suppleness and vibrancy to his heavy subject matter. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Super League rugby: Leigh Leopards v Salford Red Devils, 8pm, BBC Three
At Leigh Sports Village.

Source: theguardian.com