TV tonight: Douglas Henshall’s final turn as DI Perez in Shetland

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9pm, BBC One

Following a brief suspension, DI Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall) is back at work for a seventh season of this eternally popular Ann Cleeves adaptation. It is a good job, too – a local wild swimmer and graphic novelist, whose family has just moved to Shetland, has gone missing. As Perez investigates, he learns the truth about why they had to leave Glasgow, which creates even more concern. But fans will be sad to learn that Perez won’t hang around once this case is solved; Henshall has announced that this will be his last season. Hollie Richardson

Celebrity MasterChef

8pm, BBC One

Television’s most stressful kitchen gets a 17th celeb series. Children’s TV hero Paul Chuckle, McFly’s Danny Jones, Love Island contestant Faye Winter and media personality Nancy Dell’Olio all get to work – but can they cook? HR

Changing Rooms

8pm, Channel 4

“It all looks very serious around here,” interior designer Whinnie Williams tells Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, with a look of disgust as they approach their first project of the new series, in Tunbridge Wells. It isn’t long before the pair and their team start to inject their brand of “fun” (such as an orange frame on a mirror). HR

Scam Land: Money, Mayhem and Maseratis

9pm, BBC Three

Over the course of this series, journalist Mobeen Azhar has been diving into the murky, sprawling world of online fraud, multiple identities, offshore accounts and ruthless traders with dubious income sources. In tonight’s final episode, he confronts “Mr Gurvz”, or Gurvin, who may (or may not) reveal the truth behind an alleged multimillion-pound scam. Ali Catterall

The Great

10pm, Channel 4

As she starts properly to grieve for Leo, Catherine exercises her ruthless streak by ordering guards to beat up Peter, then lock him in his rooms with the remains of his mother. Ouch. She also banishes Georgina and Grigor to Paris, and even starts punching herself in the face – delving into the more emotionally complex side of this showy, riotous period drama. HR


10pm, Sky Comedy

“Working for Brandon is like being in a Dickens novel, only now Scrooge moisturises and wears veneers.” Tonight, Paul (Martin Freeman) is forced by his boss to make funding cuts before he ends up on the receiving end of some home truths, in yet more frank yet comic family shenanigans. Alexi Duggins

Film choice

Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984) 1.10am, Film4
Wim Wenders is having a bit of a moment, with restored films back in the cinema and Film4 doing its bit, too. The German director’s 1984 drama is a haunting tale of lost lives and redemption, bringing his interest in America’s faded glory to the fore. Harry Dean Stanton’s Travis wanders in out of the desert after vanishing for four years and reconnects with his brother Walt (Dean Stockwell), seven-year-old son Hunter (Hunter Carson) and wife Jane (a brilliant cameo from Nastassja Kinski). Robby Müller’s sweeping camerawork and Ry Cooder’s plaintive score contribute to a film touched by greatness. Simon Wardell