Louise Candlish’s clever novel Our House gets a compelling adaptation on ITV
Pick of the day: Our House
Imagine returning home to find a stranger moving in, your furniture and belongings having been removed. That’s what happens to Fiona Lawson (Tuppence Middleton) in this four-part adaptation of Louise Candlish’s clever bestseller playing with readers’ sense of home as a sanctuary. As Fiona stands dumbfounded in her former kitchen, the new owner sensibly suggests she might like to phone her husband – an estranged husband, as it turns out, and played by Line of Duty’s Martin Compston. A requisite festering pot of secrets and lies emerges, with Rupert Penry-Jones as an enigmatic stranger and some unfortunately clunky dialogue.
The Real Peaky Blinders
9pm, BBC Two
Carl Chinn explores the real-life stories of the Birmingham gangs that inspired Steven Knight’s hit BBC drama, sorting out the fact from the fiction. The two-part programme begins by examining the origins of the phenomenon in Birmingham, from the first mention of the term “peaky blinders” in the popular press in 1890 and the street gangs that stretched as far back into the Victorian era as the 1860s, when they were known as “slogging” gangs.
Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next
9pm, BBC One
Anyone who sat through the recent Katie Price’s Mucky Mansion will have sensed Price’s strong bond with her son Harvey. This documentary follows Harvey as he turns 19 and pursues a more independent life, embarking on his first term at a specialist college, National Star, which provides courses for young adults with disabilities and medical and behavioural conditions. The film explores Price’s struggles with letting go, and includes the incident in which she was arrested following a car accident, after driving whilst intoxicated and disqualified.
Moors Murders: The Trial
9pm, Channel 4
Myra Hindley’s brother-in-law David Smith (interviewed in 2003; he died in 2012) and journalist Clive Entwistle describe the killers’ trial in 1966, and recall the tension in court as they faced justice, including the moment when a tape recording of Lesley Ann Downey being tortured was played. The film also documents Hindley’s life in prison, and her protracted, unsuccessful campaign to secure her parole.
Life And Death In the Warehouse
9pm, BBC Three
Inspired by real-life accounts of warehouse workers from many companies in both Britain and around the world, this new drama is an exploration of working conditions in distribution centres. Aimee-Ffion Edwards plays young Welsh worker Alys, who begins to fall behind at her warehouse job after becoming pregnant. Her friend Megan (Poppy Lee Friar) is given the task of getting Alys’s “pick rate” back up – putting both Alys and her baby at risk.
In this edition of the current affairs series, Robert Moore reports from Philadelphia as he explores the reasons behind a surge in gun violence across the US and asks whether the answer is more or less policing. And Rageh Omaar is in Somaliland to visit the caves of Laas Geel, which contain paintings that are thousands of years old.
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