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Misha and the Wolves: Storyville

10pm, BBC Four

The vivid real-life story of a Jewish girl who fled Nazi-occupied Belgium and walked across eastern Europe to live among wolves was riveting and extraordinary – and a wildly successful achievement for Misha Defonseca, whose memoir it was. But then her publisher began to question the truth of what she had written, which led to years of court battles in the US, where she had settled. You will be glued to Sam Hobkinson’s documentary, which investigates and unpicks this multilayered saga of truth, deception and exploitation. Hollie Richardson

Kirsty and Phil’s Love It or List It

8pm, Channel 4

Moving out of a home that has seen loss and grief isn’t easy, as property gurus Phil and Kirsty learn tonight. Abi is struggling to leave her Surrey house after her husband’s death, but her daughter Maddy says it’s time for a fresh start. Cue high emotions. HR

Townsend on the case … Marsha Thomason as Morecambe CID’s family liaison officer in the ITV crime drama, The Bay.
Townsend on the case … Marsha Thomason as Morecambe CID’s family liaison officer in the ITV crime drama, The Bay. Photograph: ITV/Ben Blackall/REX/Shutterstock

The Bay

9pm, ITV

DS Townsend’s (Marsha Thomason) investigation into who killed the boxer rumbles on. A new stabbing victim is investigated, relatives mourn to a weepy strings soundtrack, there are mid-funeral arrests and the plot continues to advance – but only fast enough to keep things interesting for six episodes. Alexi Duggins

Supercar, Superfam

9.45pm, BBC Three

Another niche offering as part of BBC Three’s return, here’s Kash and Shabs, a pair of gregarious petrolheads from Essex who specialise in revamping some of the most powerful sports cars in the world. Expect shameless bling galore. Phil Harrison

The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk

10pm, BBC Two

Another double-bill of ribald whimsy from Spencer Jones, who channels Boosh surreality and Conchords musicality via the DIY aesthetic of Neil Buchanan’s Art Attack. Amid the bite-size flights of fancy tonight, a celestial cameo from Vic Reeves and an attempt to find some humour in completing a self-assessment tax return. Graeme Virtue

China: The Search for the Missing

11.05pm, Channel 4

Ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics, which start on Friday, Dispatches investigates reported allegations in China, including stories about mass surveillance, detention and forced labour in the country’s north-west region. HR

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