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The Other One
9.30pm, BBC One

“Have you tried cranberry juice?” GP receptionist Marilyn (Siobhán Finneran) asks a UTI patient. “I have to say it’s never worked for me, but it’s all right with vodka.” It’s the kind of line that makes the second season of Holly Walsh’s comedy about two formerly estranged sisters Cathy (Ellie White) and Cat (Lauren Socha) well worth catching up with. Tonight it’s Valentine’s Day. Hollie Richardson

Our Lives: Cornwall’s Wildest Wave
7.30pm, BBC One

The whipping winds of Cornwall’s north coast make it a haven for surfers – so could it provide giant-wave obsessive Tom Butler with the ultimate challenge? Hearing of a potential monster two miles off St Ives, he searches for a unique thrill in this documentary. Jack Seale

Water feature … another invention in Richard Hammond’s Crazy Contraptions.
Water feature … another invention in Richard Hammond’s Crazy Contraptions. Photograph: Channel 4

Richard Hammond’s Crazy Contraptions
8pm, Channel 4

The nominal question for tonight’s instalment of the show where Hammond asks engineers to automate his household tasks with Wallace and Gromit-esque devices: can you water the garden while sat in front of the TV? The real thing you’ll wonder: the presenter doesn’t really live in that Downton Abbey-like mansion – does he? Alexi Duggins

Here We Go
8.30pm, BBC One

A second serving of Katherine Parkinson on screen this week, returning as longsuffering mum Rachel in this pleasing family sitcom. Tonight, the Jessops visit an old family frenemy – who once dated Rachel, and apparently cheated Paul (Jim Howick) out of a spot on the Olympics team. HR

The Terror: Infamy
9pm, BBC Two

Luz and Chester struggle with the loss of their children this week – the former is haunted by ghostly visions, while the latter has to deal with a delirious prisoner. Meanwhile a questionnaire about Japanese loyalty divides the camp. For viewers hankering after some proper horror, this episode is a welcome gear change. Henry Wong

Let’s Make a Love Scene
10pm, Channel 4

Ellie Taylor returns with another singleton ready to recreate famous movie scenes with single strangers. This time, rugby player Lailand is the leading man, starring in scenes inspired by Mr & Mrs Smith, 9½ Weeks and Out of Sight. HR

Back in black … The Predator.
Back in black … The Predator. Photograph: 20TH CENTURY FOX/Allstar

Film choices

The Predator, Friday, 9pm, Film4 After its instantly iconic first entry, the Predator series has been an exercise in diminishing returns. Predator 2 replaced tension with silliness, and you’d be forgiven for forgetting that 2010’s dismal Predators was ever made. With 2018’s The Predator, though, the balance began to reset. Co-written and directed by Shane Black (who had a small part in the first movie), this is the goriest and funniest of the sequels, which (almost) remembers that the key to a good Predator movie involves simply reacting to the mayhem caused by a merciless alien killer. Not perfect, but a step in the right direction. Stuart Heritage

Jackass 4.5, from Friday, Netflix The Jackass movies are produced in a manner that always creates a glut of unseen stunts, so a Jackass 4.5 – recut and filled with snippets previously left on the floor – was always inevitable. But this doesn’t necessarily mean it will be all scraps and offcuts. After all, Jackass 4 was by far the most enjoyable film of the series. With the cast now in middle age, their absurd nihilism came tinged with autumnal melancholy, as if they were finally accepting mortality. If the new clips are as weirdly touching as those in its parent film, this will be terrific. Jackass for ever! SH

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Premiership rugby union, Wasps v Sale Sharks, 7pm, BT Sport 1 Coverage from Ricoh Arena.

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