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The Great House Giveaway

7pm, Channel 4

The Bafta-winning renovation series – in which two complete strangers are given a cheap house and a budget to do it up together then sell – returns for a third season. First, paramedic Sarah and garment technologist Paige have just six months to spruce up a crumbling Victorian terrace in Stafford. The race is on to get it ready and profitable enough to go on the market. Luckily, property developer Simon O’Brien (AKA Damon from Brookside) is on hand to offer advice and calm nerves. Hollie Richardson

Our Changing Planet

7pm, BBC One

From the growing number of great white sharks circling the California coast to Kenya’s droughts causing more baby elephants to be orphaned, this pressing two-parter – set to return over the next seven years as part of a dedicated project – shows the very real changes that habitats are experiencing because of the climate crisis. HR


8pm, ITV

Another grim but gripping two-hour murder mystery with DSI Roy Grace (John Simm). This time, he finds a woman’s body washed up on the beach on his morning run. The victim turns out to be wealthy socialite Katya Bishop, whose husband plays a suspiciously perfect grieving widower. HR

Gentleman Jack

9pm, BBC One

Mariana finally has Anne’s full attention now that she’s settled in at Lawton Hall, notably without her other half. The ex-lovers spar with both bitterness and understanding, as Mariana unloads her endless woes, from a broken heart to Charles’s misdeeds. Meanwhile, Marian pays a visit to Ann’s frosty aunt. Henry Wong

SAS: Who Dares Wins

9pm, Channel 4

The addition of terrifying US Special Forces dudes has proved a welcome tweak to the formula of this magnificently camp military show’s rejuvenation in Jordan. This week: trust. After being forced to say which recruit they trust the least, the contenders attempt a series of tasks testing that very quality. Expect dark undercurrents to surface. Phil Harrison

Prisoner C33

9pm, BBC Four

A new one-man play by Stuart Patterson, directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Toby Stephens as Oscar Wilde. Reduced to a miserable shell while imprisoned in Reading Gaol, Wilde conducts a conversation with the memory of his former self, the two Oscars jousting and cracking wise to try to preserve their sanity. Jack Seale

Film choices

Drowning By Numbers, 1.30am, Film4

Drowning By Numbers on Film4.
Drowning By Numbers. Photograph: Film Four/Allstar

A rare screening of a black comedy by that most relentlessly inventive of film-makers, Peter Greenaway. This 1988 work is structured around game-playing: the numbers one to 100 appear sequentially on screen or on the soundtrack for you to spot. Meanwhile, three women (Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson and Joely Richardson), all called Cissie, plot their husbands’ watery deaths and get coroner Madgett (Bernard Hill) to cover up the crimes. Steeped in imagery from art history, it’s a fleshy, Brechtian morality play, set to Michael Nyman’s great funereal score. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Women’s Super League Football Arsenal v Aston Villa 2.05pm, BBC One. From Meadow Park.

Premier League Football: Everton v Chelsea 2pm, Sky Sports Main Event. From Goodison Park. Followed by West Ham v Arsenal at 4pm.

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