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TV tonight: The Time Traveler’s Wife should be excellent … but is it? | Television & radio

The Time Traveler’s Wife
9pm, Sky Atlantic

Everything about this latest adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s time-travel romance novel should make it excellent: it’s a beloved story, Steven Moffat (Sherlock, Doctor Who) is the writer and Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie the star. And yet … it’s somehow not (blame the occasionally appalling dialogue). For those unfamiliar with the tale, it switches between following Clare (Leslie) and her time-travelling husband Henry (Theo James). Hollie Richardson

Dispatches: The Truth About Nike and Adidas
8.30pm, Channel 4

At a time when there needs to be a crackdown on big-brand greenwashing, tonight’s Dispatches puts the spotlight on two of sport’s biggest labels. Apparently, if the trainer industry was a country, it would be the world’s 17th-biggest polluter – so self-confessed sneaker lover Darcy Thomas investigates claims about sustainability. HR

Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood
9pm, BBC One

Has the nation’s PE hero taken on too much? In this documentary we see Wicks willingly spend hours at a time replying to people who get in touch about their mental health. As he then retraces his upbringing, and speaks to his mum about her own issues for the first time, we learn where this constant need to try to help comes from. HR

The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show.
Are you sitting comfortably? The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show. Photograph: Simon Webb/BBC/Avalon

The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show
9pm, BBC Two

After more than 100m downloads and a sell-out UK arena tour, the husband-and-wife team behind the Shagged Married Annoyed podcast bring their brash, bantering brand of relationship advice to TV (albeit with a toned-down title). Episodes being recorded close to transmission will probably add to the anything-goes energy. Graeme Virtue

Beat the Chasers
9pm, ITV

The rise of The Chase continues. This new series, stripped across the week, boasts a new Chaser with Australian Issa “the Supernerd” Schultz filling in for Anne “the Governess” Hegerty. Tonight: can student Rachel win enough dosh to celebrate her 21st in style? Phil Harrison

Elon Musk: Superhero Or Supervillain?
9pm, Channel 4

For every person who considers Elon Musk a film villain brought nightmarishly to life, another heralds him as the second coming: innovative billionaire, spaceman, Twitter saviour. This documentary speaks to both sides – those who have invested in his companies, and his sworn enemies – to try to unravel the enigma of Elon. Henry Wong

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