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TV tonight: things get very intense in Race Across the World
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TV tonight: things get very intense in Race Across the World

Race Across the World

9pm, BBC One

Poor Brydie and Sharon have been eliminated, while best pals Alfie and Owen take the lead as they leave Cambodia in search of the next checkpoint on the Thai-Myanmar border. They soon find themselves in big trouble – but they’re not the only ones. James may have lost his passport and Eugenie’s patience is being tested by her daughter Isabel (“I feel like I’m your punchbag!”). Hollie Richardson

The Repair Shop
8pm, BBC One

In this week’s memory-imbued treasures, the belated appreciation of now-grown children are what touch most. Anthony wants to restore a model Lotus Esprit as a gift for his car company CEO father, and Rhona wants to hear her dad’s beloved bagpipes played at last. Ellen E Jones

Andi Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts
8pm, BBC Two

More gorgeous foodie gatherings with chef Andi Oliver, this week in the Rhondda valley – where she meets Mr Gay Wales 2016, Paul, whose family was shaped by the 80s miners’ strike. Oliver is there to help launch the community’s first Pride party, where she’ll serve bara brith (speckled bread). HR

Professor T
9pm, ITV1

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“This is Prof Tempest. I’m calling with information about a murder.” A mysterious case of a road-accident victim – who, it is discovered, wasn’t actually killed by the car crash – has disturbing parallels with our eponymous criminologist’s own past, while also revealing how far mothers will go to protect their children, in this grave series three closer. Ali Catterall

The Red King
9pm, Alibi

Wales’s answer to The Wicker Man continues apace, as copper Grace Narayan (Anjli Mohindra) investigates the fishy disappearance and death of a teenage boy on an island with pagan roots. “The True Way? That’s just hocus pocus for the tourists.” Or could something more culty be going on – hence the grisly warning left on her bed? AC

10pm, BBC Two

It’s the final episode of this short but promising retro comedy about a mustachioed teacher who is frozen in the 70s and revived in the present day. After his friend dies, Mammoth (Mike Bubbins) decides he doesn’t want to grow old alone – so he (somewhat overconfidently) enters the world of dating apps. HR

Film choice

The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman, 2002), 6pm, Sky Cinema Greats

Matt Damon in The Bourne IdentityView image in fullscreen

Less is more in Doug Liman’s masterpiece. Taking the Mission: Impossible thriller template and stripping out all the hi-tech, stunt-heavy action scenes unexpectedly makes the film more exciting. And casting Matt Damon as amnesiac spy-on-the-run Jason Bourne gives the main character an everyman vibe that serves the story well. More likely to have a scrap in a kitchen than wreck a runaway train, the resourceful Bourne is a hero Le Carré might have recognised – and set a new benchmark for modern espionage heroes. Simon Wardell

Source: theguardian.com