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Doors Open: The Great Sexual Experiment

10 p.m., Channel 4

Gird your loins: here is a dating show that hopes to break the taboo around polygamy. Every week, curious couples are invited to a swinger party, where they can ask others to join them for the night. Along the way, they chat with an intimacy therapist, Dr. Lori Beth. First of all, Mady and Nathan are looking for “a situation for two”, but will they go through with it? The night camera action is quite annoying, but it shows the reality of what happens in such situations. Hollie Richardson

Frontline: Putin’s road to war

7:50 p.m., PBS America

This documentary may have been put together quickly, but it paints a clear picture of what led to the invasion of Ukraine. Picking up from when Vladimir Putin’s national security team voted for war, Russian-born journalist Julia Ioffe says: “It was like they were dancing bears playing for their master, who is impossible to satisfy. Enough. TIME

Grayson’s Art Club

8 p.m., Channel 4

Ordinary life takes center stage in Grayson Perry’s extraordinary (and delightfully singular) artistic spectacle this week. Comedian Joe Wilkinson creates a piece inspired by ‘normal life’, while Cornelia Parker – famous for her oversized installations – explains how art can electrify the everyday. Henry Wong

Gross Murder… Tom Brittney as Reverend Will Davenport in Grantchester. Photography: ITV


9 p.m., TVI

Secrets and lies in the 50s crime drama tonight. A member of Reverend Will Davenport’s congregation is found murdered near a fundraiser for the church. But the victim was a prominent member of the community, right? Ali Catterall

Funeral for a dog

9 p.m., Atlantic Sky

The gritty and sexy German adaptation of Thomas Pletzinger’s thriller continues with a doubleheader. Tuuli gives birth on September 11, 2001, when there are doubts about Felix’s death. TIME

Do not exit

9:30 p.m., BBC One

Could Lee Mack be the new Tom Cruise? After inadvertently sending an insulting text to a tense Anna, the usually apathetic Lee must stage an escalating series of burglaries at Mission: Impossible to try to delete the message. A raunchy prank with a road-tested one-liner for every stupid incident. Graeme Virtue

Choice of movies

Emily Watson and Adam Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love
Emily Watson and Adam Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love. Photograph: AF Archives/Alamy

Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002), IMDb TV
Long before he wowed with Oscar-nominee Licorice Pizza, Paul Thomas Anderson’s path with romantic comedy was evident in this original 2002 film. Adam Sandler stars as shy Barry, who runs a small business with something to see with divers. His seven sisters run him, which leads to comedic outbursts of rage. Then, a brother introduces him to Lena (Emily Watson) who has – somewhat oddly – ​​fallen in love with him. Sandler brings his talent for physical comedy to a sweet caper that incorporates phone sex, a harmonium, several chocolate desserts and a screaming cameo from Philip Seymour Hoffman as an ineffectual blackmailer. Simon Wardel

The Many Saints of Newark (Alan Taylor, 2021), 12:40 p.m., 8 p.m., Sky Cinema premiere
David Chase returns to the world of The Sopranos with a Tony Soprano origin story. The 1967 Newark race riots in New Jersey are the spur to investigate the formative teenage years of Tony (played by Michael Gandolfini, son of James) and his relationship with his violent mobster “uncle” Dickie Moltisanti ( Alessandro Nivola), Christopher’s father. The rivalry between Italian and local black gangs brings a new dimension to mob family dramas, but there’s plenty for fans of the TV show to savor, especially a younger Livia (Vera Farmiga). but already petrifying. SW

Cameron Post’s Bad Education (Desiree Akhavan, 2018) 9 p.m., BBC Three
The horrors of gay “conversion therapy” are damningly exposed in Desiree Akhavan’s compelling drama, set in 1993. Chloë Grace Moretz is the titular teenager, caught with a girlfriend and sent to a Christian camp, God’s Promise, to cure her of her “gender confusion.” The counselors, led by Jennifer Ehle’s Dr. March, are bound more by religious dogma than active evil, but still have an increasingly disturbing effect on their fragile charges.Luckily, Cameron befriends Jane (Sasha Lane) and Adam (Forest Goodluck), whose courage gives him hope. SW