TV tonight: the intense finale of psychological thriller The Light in the Hall | Television

The Light in the Hall

9pm, Channel 4

Joanna Scanlan has elevated this intense psychological drama, in which grieving mother Sharon is obsessed with discovering the truth about her daughter’s disappearance. In the finale, journalist Cat (Alexandra Roach) and Joe (Iwan Rheon) – who was convicted of the crime – return to the woods where the killing is thought to have taken place. It becomes clear that Sharon will finally get answers, but she might end up regretting searching for them in the first place. Phil Harrison

The Dog House

8pm, Channel 4

Jacqui and Stuart from Bolton are ex-spouses who clearly still adore each other: he does all her DIY and has now tagged along to help her find a dog. Could Hamish, a wry old westie reluctantly given up by a foster family after he attacked one of the children, be the answer? Jack Seale

Marie Antoinette

9.05pm, BBC Two

All dressed up … Emilia Schüle as Marie Antoinette.
All dressed up … Emilia Schüle as Marie Antoinette. Photograph: Caroline Dubois/BBC/Capa Drama/Banijay Studios France/Les Gens/Canal+

In this exemplary episode of the courtly confection, the rivalry between Marie Antoinette and the king’s mistress intensifies. It’s not the affections of Louis XVI they are squabbling over, however, but something much more important: the time of the best dressmaker in Paris. Ellen E Jones

Britain’s Notorious Prisons: Wormwood Scrubs

9pm, ITV1

After last week’s Strangeways exposé, this two-part series moves down south to encounter staff and inmates from the prison described as “a war zone” by former Wormwood Scrubs doctor Amanda Brown. It faces problems with violence and mental health volatility, but is it really worse than anywhere else, and what can be done? PH

10pm, Channel 4

Emilia Fox’s true-crime series exploring cold cases continues with the murder of eight-year-old Vishal Mehrotra, who disappeared on his way home in Putney after watching the wedding of the then Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. Remarkably, more than 40 years later, new evidence may result in a conviction. PH


10.05pm, BBC Three

Newly single Annie (Aidy Bryant) navigates the red flag-riddled dating game in the series three opener (released on iPlayer in 2021). A hookup with a petulant manchild stands in contrast to with the burgeoning relationship between best mate Fran (Lolly Adefope) and Emily (ER Fightmaster). Danielle De Wolfe

Film choice

Shoplifters (Kore-eda Hirokazu
Alternative family values … Shoplifters. Photograph: 2018 Fuji Television Network/GAGA Corporation/AOI Pro Inc. All rights reserved

Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018), 2.20am, Channel 4
The poet laureate of the unconventional family, Hirokazu Kore-eda brings his compassionate gaze to bear on another atypical household. Lily Franky twinkles as Osamu, an amiable Fagin-like father figure to a boy, Shota (Kairi Jyo), whom he has trained in the art of shoplifting. One cold night they come upon a neglected five-year-old girl, Yuri (Miyu Sasaki), and take her back to the cramped home they share with Osamu’s partner Nobuyo, the old widow who owns it, and another younger woman. As Yuri is drawn into their precarious lives, questions about Osamu and Nobuyo’s motives and history – and what constitutes the ideal family – filter through this touching drama. Simon Wardell

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