TV tonight: David Olusoga's timely look at the history of Bristol

The historian continues his vivid biography of a Bristol house. Plus: a vibrant small screen version of Crystal Moselle’s Skate Kitchen features many of the original cast. Here’s what to watch this evening

A House Through Time 
9pm, BBC Two

David Olusoga’s vivid biography of 10 Guinea Street in Bristol reaches the 1880s. The grand nine-room property is now home to many families sharing one WC, so good chamberpot etiquette is essential. After a detour into vintage contraception Olusoga meets a 91-year-old with a link to the house. Graeme Virtue

Betty 
9.35pm, Sky Comedy

Crystal Moselle’s insightful and vibrant 2018 film about a group of New York teenage female skateboarders, Skate Kitchen, gets a small-screen adaptation starring most of the original cast, who are part of a real-life skating crew. An extension of the film’s storyline, we open on the sun-dappled streets of New York as Skate Kitchen friends Janay (Dede Lovelace) and Kirt (Nina Moran) attempt to throw an all-girls meetup, but they soon run into trouble as an unexpected visitor cuts the festivities short and brings chaos on the proceedings. Ammar Kalia

Mr Tornado
8.25pm, PBS America

In 1974, an incredible 148 tornadoes tore through Canada and the US, killing more than 300 people and damaging thousands of homes. Meteorologist Ted Fujita spent the ensuing decade studying these mysterious outbreaks and in this doc we see how his research has since transformed our forecasts. AK 

Deep Ocean: Giants of the Antarctic Deep 
9pm, BBC Four

In the freezing and fathomless depths of the Southern Ocean are creatures so strange that science is yet to name them, let alone study them. Until now. This hour-long, David Attenborough-narrated doc makes us stowaways on the world’s first “submersibles” research voyage. Ellen E Jones

Men at war ... Das Boot.
Men at war ... Das Boot. Photograph: Jan Hromadko/Sky Deutschland AG und Sky Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG räumlich und zeitlich uneingeschränkte Exklusivnutzungsrechte.

Das Boot 
9pm, Sky Atlantic

Return of the classy German series that takes Wolfgang Petersen’s film of the same name as a jumping-off point for perceptive explorations of the psychology of war. U-boat commander Von Reinhartz is in dire need of a new mission while Hoffmann explores routes to clearing his name. Phil Harrison

Torn from the Headlines: New York Post 
10pm, ID

This investigative series collaborating with the New York Post reveals some of the paper’s biggest scoops in recent years. We open with the gruesome murder of student Imette St Guillen in 2006 and the Post’s campaigning coverage, which piled the pressure on police. AK

Claws out ... Hugh Jackman in Logan.
Claws out ... Hugh Jackman in Logan. Photograph: Allstar/20th Century Fox

Film choice

Logan 9pm, Film4
There’s a poignant, late-period feel to James Mangold’s final instalment of the razor-clawed X-Man’s adventures. Hugh Jackman’s Logan, AKA Wolverine, is lying low, boozing and caring for frail old Prof Xavier (Patrick Stewart). But faced with Richard E Grant’s evil eugenicist, he will have to sharpen those nails once more. Paul Howlett

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