TV tonight: how Vincent Kompany took Burnley back to the Premier League

An access-all-areas documentary of the Clarets’ promotion. Plus: spotlight on the killer of grandmother June Fox-Roberts. Here’s what to watch this evening

Mission to Burnley

2am, Sky Documentaries

It will soon be easier to name the football clubs who haven’t been the subject of a fly-on-the-wall series. This one tracks Burnley’s journey into darkness then back into light, after their 2022 relegation and return to the Premier League under Vincent Kompany. Owner Alan Pace’s standing with fans will be helped by footage of him watching Kompany’s first game as manager on his phone at his daughter’s wedding. Phil Harrison

Ruthless: Monopoly’s Secret History

7.20pm, PBS America

It’s a little-known fact that Monopoly started life as an anti-monopolist allegory. This documentary tells the story of the game’s origins in the Quaker movement where it was invented to demonstrate the brutality of rentier capitalism. From there, it was overtaken by the forces it initially sought to expose. PH

The Hidden World of Hospitality With Tom Kerridge

8pm, BBC Two

This behind-the-scenes series focuses this week on the UK’s hospitality staffing crisis, which has been accentuated by the scourges of Covid and Brexit. Tom visits various establishments including a floating hotel in London’s Docklands which is training and employing people from the local community. PH

Code Blue: The Killing of June Fox-Roberts

9pm, ITV1

Luke Deeley
Luke Deeley, who murdered June Fox-Roberts. Photograph: ITV

It’s the concluding part of this two-parter telling the story of the brutal murder of grandmother June Fox-Roberts and the police’s attempts to convict her killer. Detectives have placed Luke Deeley in custody. But he’s not talking and, without his cooperation, there may not be enough evidence to prosecute. PH

The Supervet: Noel Fitzpatrick

9pm, Channel 4

More challenging cases at Fitzpatrick Referrals for Noel and the team. Daredevil cat Oz has suffered an apparently irreparable broken ankle after a dramatic fall, and Bayleigh, a bullmastiff, has a suspicious lump that turns out to be bone cancer. Ali Catterall

And Just Like That…

9pm, Sky Comedy

With just a few episodes to go (Samantha’s return is expected in the finale – so hold tight), the road looks suspiciously smooth for Carrie and Aidan ... maybe it really will last this time? Meanwhile, Miranda is enjoying the most successful internship ever, after being offered a senior job after her first week, much to the younger interns’ annoyance.Hollie Richardson

Film choice

The Big Boss (Lo Wei, Chia-Hsiang Wu, 1971), 4.20am, Sky Cinema Greats

Bruce Lee In The Big Boss
High karate … Bruce Lee In The Big Boss.
Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

There has been a considerable amount of chatter recently about Bruce Lee, what with the 50th anniversary of his death and the impending cinema rerelease of his biggest hit, Enter the Dragon. But surely there’s no better way to celebrate the master than by going back to where it all began: this martial arts thriller set in Thailand in which he plays a lethal fighter who has promised his mum not to make trouble. The scene where he lets loose at the bullies beating up his fellow ice-factory workers is one of the great star-making moments. Andrew Pulver


Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall, Hollie Richardson and Andrew Pulver

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