TV tonight: an enraging investigation into Britain’s housing crisis

This two-part documentary examines why the UK is one of the worst places in the world to buy a home. Plus, The Real Crown reaches the fateful year of 1997. Here’s what to watch tonight

Britain’s Housing Crisis: What Went Wrong?

9pm, BBC Two

Housing has long been a huge, toxic issue that politicians of all parties (and broadcasters, too?) have been unwilling to meaningfully address. Massively overdue, this two-part documentary is an enraging journey through political and administrative failure, encompassing property porn TV, wild lending, the media’s tendency to report price rises as good news, the financial crisis and its bungled aftermath and the current paralysis. Phil Harrison

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

7pm, BBC Two

Derry Girls’ Tara Lynne O’Neill and Ian McElhinney are setting off for Aberdeenshire in a 1970s MGB GT, armed with £400, and guided by experts Paul Laidlaw and Natasha Raskin Sharp. Will their shopping trips reap dividends? Elsewhere, there are lizards to contend with, and fun at the Highland Games. Ali Catterall

Fake or Fortune?

8pm, BBC One

Art gumshoes Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould investigate another potential goldmine, this time a canvas from US abstract expressionist Arshile Gorky. Does it obscure a lost early work or was this merely a testing ground for new ideas? Time to wheel in an X-ray machine. Graeme Virtue

The Real Crown: Inside the House of Windsor

9pm, ITV1

This slightly pedestrian series reaches 1997, the pivotal year in recent royal history, as the death of Diana, Princess of Wales causes an existential crisis. Meanwhile, Prince Andrew is struggling to find his place, after a job as trade envoy doesn’t work out. Hopefully, he’ll find a way of filling his time … PH

Jailed: Inside Maghaberry Prison

10pm, BBC Two

Stephen Nolan in Jailed: Inside Maghaberry Prison.
Stephen Nolan in Jailed: Inside Maghaberry Prison. Photograph: Third Street Studios

Stephen Nolan continues to give criminals who have already been sent to prison a further telling off. This week, he bickers with a convicted killer who claims he is innocent, but then softens when faced with an Afghanistan veteran who doesn’t seem mentally equipped to stay out of trouble. Jack Seale

Bangers: Mad for Cars

10.15pm, Channel 4

This series, in which the rapper Tinie Tempah and Formula One analyst and stunt driver Naomi Schiff rank the best cars of the last four decades, feels like something Alan Partridge might have blurted hopefully into his Dictaphone. In this edition, family cars are under discussion, which prompts nostalgia from guests including Ian Wright and a few daft challenges to find a winner. PH

Live sport

International football: England v Italy 7pm, Channel 4. A Euro 2024 qualifier at Wembley.

Contributors

Phil Harrison Ali Catterall Graeme Virtue and Jack Seale

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