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Two Daughters

9pm, BBC Two

“As a mum I just want to go curl up and die somewhere, really. What keeps me going is justice for all women.” The murders of Mina Smallman’s daughters – Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman – in a park in June 2020 were devastating. When it transpired that police officers had taken selfies with their bodies, her grief was channelled into a furious campaign for change. She asked Stacey Dooley to help tell her family’s ongoing story in this thoughtful and pressing film. Hollie Richardson

Midsomer Murders: 25 Years of Mayhem

7pm, ITV

“Midsomer Murders is like Agatha Christie on speed,” says John Nettles, AKA DCI Tom Barnaby, to open up this hour-long celebration of TV’s deadliest (and silliest) place. He’s joined by familiar faces such as his successor Neil Dudgeon (John Barnaby) and on-screen wife Jane Wymark (Joyce Barnaby). The next episode in the current run – The Scarecrow Murders – follows. HR

Gentleman Jack

9pm, BBC One

Season two concludes, melting away all minor concerns to focus on who can cope with Anne (Suranne Jones) and Ann’s (Sophie Rundle) love, and who can’t – including nervy Ann herself. It’s a low-key finale, but not without two or three air-punchingly satisfying scenes. Jack Seale

Hunted

9pm, Channel 4

This show is both thrilling and sinister, revealing – in the guise of entertainment – the staggering extent of surveillance in modern Britain. Tonight, Katie and Liam lead the hunters to an abandoned ski centre. But who is watching whom? Elsewhere, it’s the oldest Hunted fail in the book as Sarah tries to sneak a peek at her kids. Phil Harrison

Conversations With Friends

10pm, BBC Three

Plodding along at a glacial pace, the pensive drama sees Bobbi and Frances back from Croatia. They decide to move in together but – with Nick and Frances constantly snogging each other in every room – will it help or hinder the best pals’ dwindling friendship? HR

Harry Styles x Radio 1’s Big Weekend

10.40pm, BBC One

To mark the closing night of Radio 1’s annual festival, Clara Amfo introduces a headline set from the ex-One Direction star, who recently released his third album, Harry’s House. Expect top-quality pop, given the album’s positive reviews – the Guardian’s Alexis Petridis called it “a perfect reflection of the pop star who made it”. Alexi Duggins

Film choice

Jeremiah Johnson, 12.45pm, TCM Movies

Robert Redford in Jeremiah Johnson.
Robert Redford in Jeremiah Johnson. Photograph: Collection Christophel/Alamy

This handsomely mounted western from 1972 may remind you more than a bit of Alejandro Iñárritu’s The Revenant. Robert Redford’s would-be trapper/hunter struggles to survive in the Rockies as he learns his craft, encountering eccentric mountain men and Native American tribes (friendly and hostile) while facing death in its many forms. Sydney Pollack’s engrossing film has moments of comedy (Johnson accidentally finds himself with an Indigenous bride) but also acknowledges the harshness and solitude of the life he has chosen. SW

Live sport

Championship Football: Huddersfield Town v Nottingham Forest 4pm, Sky Sports Main Event The play-off final from Wembley.

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