TV Tonight: Explosive Forensic Thriller Twists


Traces9pm, BBC One In this series starring Molly Windsor as forensics student Emma, there are several dramatic twists.

She soon learns that the fictional case study she is talking about refers to her own mother, who was killed when Emma was seven and whose murderer was never identified. While questioning her course teachers, Sarah Gordon (Laura Fraser) and Kathy Torrence (Jennifer Spence), about her disturbing choice of subject, this revelation encourages her to reunite with her estranged father, Drew (John Gordon Sinclair).

It’s a very special Celtic corner of the British Isles, and restaurateur Rick Stein knows it. Ammar KaliaRick Stein’s Cornwall6.30pm, BBC Two His love for Cornwall is rooted in personal history, which we get to witness as he recreates his mother’s apple Charlotte pudding with fruit from an old orchard at the family home in Trevose Head. The ticking cop doc returns for a two-parter that sounds like a true-crime podcast waiting to occur: A Cambridgeshire woman is accused of scouring dating sites to find someone to kill her ex-husband. Ellen E Jones24 Hours in Police Custody9pm, Channel 4

DS Mike Barnshaw is charged with untangling what seems to be the web of a black widow. Graeme VirtueThe Cabins9pm, ITV2This new ITV2 social-bubble-friendly dating show has the makings of a horror movie: two singles for 24 hours stuck in a remote winter cabin.

Let’s hope there is more chemistry than mayhem, as the couples determine whether to stay together longer or be sent straight home after their lock-in.

AKStaged9.45pm, BBC OneDavid Tennant and Michael Sheen return to their Lockout Zoom comedy for a second season. Tennant and Sheen negotiate with their haphazard American agent Tom (Ben Schwartz from Parks and Recreation) in the upcoming season, playing larger-than-life versions of themselves via video call.

AKThe Man Who Fell from the Sky10 a.m., Channel 4As in 2015, when a frozen, crushed body hit the ground in southwest London, the hiding of desperate migrants in the aircraft undercarriage typically ends in disaster.

But a second man, who survived, was there. Filmmaker Richard Bentley, embarking on a long political and spiritual journey, sets out to find him. Little Men (Ira Sachs, 2016) 2:20 p.m., Film4 This intimate human drama by Ira Sachs, director of Love Is Strange, focuses on the relationship of teenagers Jake (Theo Taplitz) and Tony Taplitz (Michael Barbieri).

It’s a good thing until Jake’s parents (Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle) fall out over a rent rise with Tony’s mother (Paulina Garcia). Paul HowlettToday’s SportsCricket: South Africa v Sri Lanka Second day of the series’ second test. 7:55 p.m., Premier League Soccer Sky Sports Cricket: Southampton v Liverpool The top game of the Premier League. 7 p.m., Sky Sports Main EventGerman soccer: Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. SC Paderborn 7.30 p.m. Merkur Spiel Arena second-division duel, BT Sport 1 7.30 p.m., BT Sport 1


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