TV tonight: Stacey Dooley moves in with ‘thruple’ Thomas, Cathy and Nicole

The first episode of Dooley’s Weird Weekends-lite series. Plus, who does Sharon Osbourne think she is? Here’s what to watch this evening

Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over
10pm, W

The ever-curious, seemingly guileless Dooley moves in with “a wide range of extraordinary characters and families” in this new Weird Weekends-lite series. First up is a “thruple” made up of married couple Thomas and Cathy, and Cathy’s former workmate Nicole. While the trio prove more “normal” than Stacey expects – as she’s at pains to emphasise – will she truly understand their arrangement, from strip parties to Nicole’s relationship with Thomas and Cathy’s young son?
Hannah J Davies

Critical Incident
7.30pm, BBC One

This difficult watch sees bodycam and CCTV footage illustrate stories of emergency service workers assaulted in the line of duty. The incidents include a policeman rescued as an artery is severed when he tries to restrain a suspect; hospital patients lashing out; and a motorway cop who gets the fright of his life.
Mike Bradley

Who Do You Think You Are?
9pm, BBC One

Sharon Osbourne journeys up her family tree.
Sharon Osbourne journeys up her family tree. Photograph: Stephen Perry/BBC/Wall to Wall Media Ltd

Sharon Osbourne journeys up her family tree, a whole branch of which is unknown to her. After a tour around the sometimes eccentric music-hall acts of the early 20th century, an older ancestor’s emigration to the US provides the familiar WDYTYA story: brutal poverty, with sadnesses coming in torrents. Jack Seale

The Big Hospital Experiment
9pm, BBC Two

Based on a social care experiment carried out in Germany, this inspiring four-week documentary follows 14 bright youngsters aged 18 to 24 who volunteer to help out on the wards at the Royal Derby Hospital. “I’m shocked at how much responsibility we’ve been given,” says one. MB

Raiders of the Lost Past With Janina Ramirez
9pm, BBC Four

The goth historian Janina Ramirez returns with an absorbing series that reviews the discovery of ancient treasures and the people who unearthed them. It begins with amateur archaeologist Basil Brown’s 1939 find in a Suffolk garden: a ship-burial that shed new light on Anglo-Saxon society. MB

The Reluctant Landlord
10pm, Sky1

The likable sitcom where Romesh Ranganathan has inherited a pub but, for some reason, is not very happy about it returns for a second season. When his wife Natasha (Sian Gibson) is unexpectedly called into work, Rom has to look after their two kids while wrangling the roguish Seven Swans regulars. Graeme Virtue

Film choice

Breaker Morant 6.50pm, Movies4Men

A quiet sense of outrage … Breaker Morant.
A quiet sense of outrage … Breaker Morant. Photograph: Everett Collection Inc/Alamy Stock Photo

This gritty Boer war drama tells the story of three Australian officers – Bryan Brown, Edward Woodward, Lewis Fitzgerald – who were court-martialled for executing prisoners. Extenuating details emerge, but it is expedient for the authorities to convict the trio. It’s movingly told, with a quiet sense of outrage. Paul Howlett

Sport choice

Test Cricket: England v Australia 10am, Sky Sports The Ashes
Here we go again! After a dramatic third Test, Ashes action resumes from Old Trafford.

Cycling: Vuelta a España 1.45pm, Eurosport 1
Stage 11 of the Grand Tour race.

Football: Dagenham & Redbridge v Bromley 7.15pm, BT Sport 1
Non-league action from Chigwell Construction Stadium.


Hannah J Davies, Mike Bradley, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett

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