This week's TV includes the return of RTS-Award nominee Brassic, a new series combining two pillars of British culture, reality TV and crime dramas, with Murder Island, and a look at the genesis of New Labour with Blair and Brown: The New Labour Revolution.
Blair and Brown: The New Labour Revolution
BBC Two, 9pm
The new five-part documentary series will examine the careers of those central to the emergence of New Labour, with interviews from key figures involved in the movement.
Beginning after the crushing election defeat Labour suffered in 1983, the opening episode meets two young MPs, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, who are determined to modernise the Labour party against the backdrop of economic strife.
Channel 4, 9:30pm
Combining reality TV with the nation’s obsession with crime dramas, Murder Island sees eight ordinary members of the public compete to uncover the murderer in a live action whodunnit created by crime writer Ian Rankin.
With the chance of winning an eye-watering £50,000, the contestants must attempt to solve the murder investigation on a remote island in Scotland, while being shadowed by real detectives.
Sky Max, 10pm
Chaotic comedy Brassic returns for its third outing, with Vinnie (Joseph Gilgun, Misfits) finally released from prison and attempting to lay low as the newly promoted Detective Carl Slater (John Weaver, Emmerdale) watches his every move. When a farmer comes knocking with the offer of a lucrative fast-cash job, Vinnie and his gang find it impossible to refuse.
With the last season ending on the cliff hanger of Vinnie admitting his feelings for Erin (Michelle Keegan, Our Girl), the third series is sure to explore whether the pair are better off together or apart.
Hunting the Football Trolls – Jermaine Jenas
Channel 4, 10pm
Following the shocking racial abuse directed at England’s young Black football players after the team’s loss in the Euro 2020 final, Jermaine Jenas is calling on social media companies to address the online trolling that takes place on their platforms.
The former footballer turned presenter will confront those who send abuse while hiding behind their screens, as well as talking to Premier League footballers on the receiving end of the abuse and sharing his own personal experiences.
Joanne Froggartt (Downton Abbey) leads this new psychological thriller written by Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing).
Froggartt stars as Angela, a housewife who appears to have an idyllic life in her large house in suburban London with her two sons and her hard-working, charismatic husband, Olivier (Michiel Huisman, The Flight Attendant). Behind the façade of domestic bliss, however, Angela is also the victim of domestic abuse.
When a private investigator appears out of the blue and reveals some horrifying truths about her husband, Angela must leave behind her life as she knows it, risking all she holds dear as she attempts to fight back against the man who has tormented her for most of her life.