Tuesday’s best TV – Stacey Dooley: The Young and Homeless; Lego Masters

The reporter meets the kids worst affected by the housing crisis; the Great British Brick Off continues. Plus: Goodfellas

Stacey Dooley: The Young and Homeless
10.45pm, BBC One

In this affecting, enraging look at youth homelessness in the UK, Stacey Dooley meets struggling youngsters in Blackpool and Manchester. Dooley isn’t a particularly analytical reporter – this could have done with a touch more interrogation of the systemic failures underpinning the crisis – but she is a good listener, as evinced by the bonds she establishes here. Most of these kids work and none of them seem to blame for their situation; the overall impression is of a national safety net growing frighteningly threadbare. Phil Harrison

We Are Most Amused and Amazed
8pm, ITV

Prince Charles may fancy a break with the Duchess of Cornwall for his 70th birthday, but instead he has been gifted a night of comedy and magic to raise money for the Prince’s Trust. Armstrong and Miller host proceedings, with the magicians Penn & Teller and Dynamo on the bill. Rowan Atkinson, Sandi Toksvig, Cheryl Tweedy and Kylie also appear. Hannah Verdier

Lego Masters
8pm, Channel 4

Season two of the Great British Brick Off continues. The remaining seven pairs of builders are tasked with assembling a two-tone model that will create a satisfying smash when dropped from a great height, before tackling elaborate period dioramas to be judged by the noted historian Paddy McGuinness. Graeme Virtue

9pm, BBC Two

This fine show is an antidote to Channel 4’s Educating series in that it examines in more detail the problems facing failing, underfunded schools and the crisis in education. Tonight, we visit Marlwood in south Gloucestershire, where the sympathetic headteacher faces a lousy Ofsted rating, demoralised staff and truancy-prone pupils. David Stubbs

I’ll Get This
10pm, BBC Two

This year’s least essential programme invites Laura Whitmore, Chris Kamara, Rachel Johnson, Julian Clary and Tom Davis to go out for dinner and play parlour games to dodge the bill. It commits the cardinal sin of being less fun to watch than appear on, but they all seem nice enough. Jack Seale

Open Heart Surgery Live
10pm, Channel 5

The siren song of live TV continues to lure in executives. Replicating an idea seen on Channel 4 a decade ago, this series follows surgical procedures live from the operating theatres of Barts Health NHS trust. Tonight: open heart surgery, with a knee replacement tomorrow and a tumour removal on Thursday. Gwilym Mumford

Film choice

Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta in Goodfellas
Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta in Goodfellas. Photograph: ronaldgrantarchive.com

Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990), 10.05pm, ITV4
Martin Scorsese is back on the mean streets with this mob story, starring Ray Liotta as Henry Hill, the real-life Italian-Irish gangster who turned state witness. The wiseguys he admires, then fears, are Joe “You think I’m funny?” Pesci, Godfather Paul Sorvino and Robert De Niro’s Jimmy, a man steeped in casual violence. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Tennis: ATP World Tour finals 2pm, BBC Two. The round-robin stage continues.
World Grand Slam of Darts 7.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton hosts day four of the tournament.
Test cricket: Sri Lanka v England 4am (Wednesday), Sky Sports Main Event. First day of the second Test, held at Pallekele International stadium in Kandy.


Phil Harrison, Hannah Verdier, Graeme Virtue, David Stubbs, Jack Seale, Gwilym Mumford and Paul Howlett

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