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DI Ray

9pm, ITV

“They all know I’ve been brought in to tick a box.” DI Rachita Ray (Parminder Nagra) has just been promoted and is asked to join a murder investigation. However, on her first day she’s told the case she’s been assigned is a culturally specific homicide, and she suspects she is a “token appointment”. Written by the Line of Duty actor Maya Sondhi, and executive produced by that show’s creator Jed Mercurio, this four-part drama – which runs nightly this week – is a sound crime story told from a fresh perspective. Hollie Richardson

The Split

9pm, BBC One

The Defoe clan go camping – and what could possibly go wrong? Nathan turns green with food poisoning, Rose is constantly reminded of James, and Nina has a stomach-churning realisation that Tyler is a very bad egg. Things get even worse when Nathan’s pregnant girlfriend finds him giggling in a campervan with Hannah. HR

Davina McCall: Sex, Mind and the Menopause

9pm, Channel 4

A year after exploring her own menopause to help bust the taboos around it, Davina is back with another special episode – this time, focusing on how the menopause affects the brain. She speaks to experts about the issues menopausal women want answers on, from hormone therapy to memory loss. HR

Married to a Psychopath

10pm, Channel 4

In this two-parter, detective Charles Henry recalls his never-before-told three-year investigation which spanned several continents and led to the murder conviction of Malcolm Webster – the fraudster who targeted wealthy women throughout the 1990s. HR

Comedians Giving Lectures

10pm, Dave

If there’s one thing the politician-parodying comedian Michael Spicer is an expert on, it’s dreadful leaders. Hence his highly enjoyable talk on how to lead when you don’t know what you’re doing in this show that sees comics invent talks. He’s joined by Ken Cheng and Alex Brooker, who tackle networking and parenting. Alexi Duggins

A Very British Job Agency

11.05pm, Channel 4

Back to Bognor Regis for more turmoil at the town’s most boisterous recruitment agency. With hospitality employees in short supply, operations manager Rich suggests he and Sarah trawl the streets for potential new workers (an “old-school, press gang” approach). But customised T-shirts and lively patter may not be enough. Graeme Virtue

Film choice

Wedded bliss shattered … Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling as Geoff and Kate in 45 Years.
Wedded bliss shattered … Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling as Geoff and Kate in 45 Years. Photograph: Artificial Eye/Allstar

45 Years (Andrew Haigh, 2015), 1.25am, Film4
In Andrew Haigh’s deft drama, a Norfolk couple’s belated 40th wedding anniversary brings not fond reminiscences but memories and revelations that threaten to shatter their relationship. Charlotte Rampling plays Kate, who discovers something about a former lover of her husband, Geoff (Tom Courtenay), that calls into question the entire basis of their hitherto content marriage. It’s another fantastic work from British director Haigh, subtle but devastating, and he elicits great performances from both his venerable leads. Simon Wardell

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