TV tonight: how can repeat offenders adjust to life outside prison?

Back to Jail follows repeat offenders freed after short sentences. Plus: Storyville’s delicate portrait of seven-year-old Sasha. Here’s what to watch this evening

Back to Jail: Crime and Punishment

10pm, Channel 4

If watching Jimmy McGovern’s outstanding drama Time has left you feeling frustrated about the state of the British justice system, this instalment of the always fascinating Crime and Punishment docuseries will only compound the exasperation. About 60% of those who leave British prisons after serving short sentences reoffend within a year. We follow three repeat offenders in Hampshire who are trying to adjust to life outside. Ammar Kalia

Location, Location, Location: 20 Years and Counting

8pm, Channel 4

Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp continue to look back on two decades of enriching middle-class lives with exactly the right properties. This week’s theme is relocating to the UK, with house hunters coming from Canada, the Netherlands, France and elsewhere. Jack Seale

Before We Die

9pm, Channel 4

It is closing time for this fast-paced crime thriller. As the undercover cops prepare to gazump the Mimicas’ nefarious drug-smuggling operation, they are also minutes away from a nasty surprise. It is up to Billy and Christian to help Hannah turn the tables on them in a dramatic final showdown. Ali Catterall

Storyville: Petite Fille

10pm, BBC Four

Sasha (in red) in Storyville: Petite Fille
Intimate profile ... Sasha (in red) in Storyville: Petite Fille. Photograph: Sébastien Lifshitz/BBC/Agat Films

A delicate and intimate profile of seven-year-old Sasha, a French girl who was assigned male at birth and is coming to terms with her gender dysmorphia while attempting to adhere to the societal norms of childhood. The film-maker Sébastien Lifshitz captures hopefulness while gesturing towards the struggles to come. AK

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

8pm, Sky One

The enjoyably daft series about time-travelling misfit superheroes returns. In keeping with its hedonistic tone, season six begins with an almighty team hangover in 1977 London. Sara (Caity Lotz) has been abducted, but her queasy crew have a notable eyewitness: David Bowie. Graeme Virtue

Extraordinary Twins

9pm, ITV

Sheridan Smith narrates this two-part documentary exploring the rare phenomenon of conjoined twins. We follow the work of surgeons at Great Ormond Street hospital in London, who undertake risky procedures to separate the babies, including three-year-old twins Callie and Carter. AK

Film choice

The Handmaiden - 2016
Fervid thriller ... The Handmaiden. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock

The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook, 2016) 11.10pm, Film4
The Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s compelling, fervid thriller relocates Sarah Waters’ Victorian-era novel Fingersmith to Japan-controlled 30s Korea. A conman’s plot to trick an heiress into marriage and then commit her to an asylum requires a female pickpocket who will become the heiress’s maid. But everyone has their secrets. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Cricket: England v India 1.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Second women’s match in the three-game ODI series.

Cycling: Tour de France 2pm, ITV4. Stage-five coverage from Change to Laval Espace Mayenne.

Baseball: Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs 7pm, BT Sport ESPN. National League match from American Family Field.


Ammar Kalia, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

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