Konnie Huq infiltrates radical children’s television

Children’s TV: the surprising story

21:00, BBC One

Politics in The Clangers! Industrial unrest in Bagpuss! Social change in Mary, Mungo and Midge! Former Blue Peter host Konnie Huq takes us on a nostalgic journey around children’s television – which, she demonstrated, was often more progressive and creative than adult television. From shows aimed at children to teenagers, revisit the shows many of us have loved, talking to some of the biggest stars of children’s TV, like Play School’s Floella Benjamin, to see how their work has influenced young minds. Hollie Richardson

The repair shop: a royal visit

8:00 pm, BBC One

It’s a special day for Jay Blades and the team when King Charles commissions him to repair a couple of real objects as part of the BBC’s centenary. Repairmen head to Dumfries House in Ayrshire to work their magic on Queen Victoria’s pottery and an 18th century clock. Hanna Verdier

The Elon Musk show

21:00, BBC Two

The final episode of this illuminating, if slightly underpowered series about the billionaire covers his transition from famous businessman to celebrity. Touching upon the launch of the SpaceX rocket, his relationship with then President Donald Trump, and the market-shaking power of his Twitter account, the program describes the vision of him as awe-inspiring and terrifying. Sammy Gecsoyler

This England

21:00 Sky Atlantic

As timeless and absurdly generous as this drama seemed to Kenneth Branagh’s Boris Johnson, it was not entirely without merit, solely due to the heartbreaking passages set in nursing homes and hospitals. Johnson is hospitalized tonight, but Dominic Cummings feels restless and envisions a trip to Durham. What could go wrong? Phil Harrison


21:45, Sky Max

The finale of the fourth release of this underrated series sees things off with an exhilarating mining mission. In the midst of seething tensions over a free prisoner, Vinnie (Joe Gilgun) wants to leave but must first steal an incriminating USB from Davey’s (Neil Ashton) home. SG


23:05, Channel 4

On the black culture talk show tonight, topics of discussion include “color blind audition” in The Little Mermaid, how attacks on toxic masculinity can affect men’s mental health, and whether deeply religious people should celebrate Halloween. As always, co-hosts Yinka Bokinni and Zeze Millz are on hand to ask the most provocative questions. Ellen E Jones

Cinematic choice

The Good Nurse (Tobias Lindholm, 2022), Netflix

Chilling … Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain in The Good Nurse. Photography: JoJo Whilden / AP

Normally, butter wouldn’t melt in Eddie Redmayne’s mouth, but it tests our expectations in this disturbing crime drama. She plays Charlie, a new ICU nurse available at a New Jersey hospital alongside Amy (a convincing broken-looking Jessica Chastain). She has serious coronary heart problems and no insurance, so she is wary of reporting irregularities when patients start dying unexpectedly. Tobias Lindholm’s film highlights the guilt of profit-hungry healthcare companies allowing Charlie, but it’s Redmayne’s enigmatic performance that really shivers. Simone Wardell

Live sports

Champions League Football: Ajax-Liverpool 19:00, BT Sport 2. The match of Group A. Tottenham-Sporting Lisbon is on BT Sport 3.

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