TV tonight: a return from the dead in medical crime drama Temple

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9pm, Sky Max

“That’s quite a story, almost unbelievable … ” So says the police officer reading Beth’s (Catherine McCormack) statement about coming back from the dead. Cue flashbacks of what happened when we left her husband Daniel (Mark Strong) – a suave but desperate surgeon running an illicit clinic – in a deadly shootout at the end of the first season. The police aren’t the only ones left unconvinced by this medical crime drama. But it’s back, anyway. Hollie Richardson

Tonight: What’s in Our Water?

7.30pm, ITV

Anglers beware: those might not be shoals of brown trout floating down your local river… Tonight, Joe Crowley investigates how English rivers and coastal waters are teeming with raw sewage – sometimes dumped illegally by water companies. Since 2009, only 14% of rivers in England have been rated as healthy. Wild swimmers: don’t forget the nose plugs. Ali Catterall

Shop Well for the Planet?

8pm, BBC One

Highly relatable new parents Steve and Saskia say they just don’t have the resources to prioritise living a greener life. Hopefully, Chris Bavin and Melanie Sykes can provide some non-patronising, sound advice that could actually prove them (and most of us) wrong. HR

Sara Vickers as Erin and Mark Bonnar as Max in Guilt.
Crackling … Sara Vickers as Erin and Mark Bonnar as Max in Guilt. Photograph: Robert Pereira Hind/BBC/Expectation/Happy Tramp North


9pm, BBC Two

The addictive Leith-set thriller that crackles with both menace and offbeat humour reaches the penultimate episode of its second season. Will the expanding alliance between Max and Erin hold long enough for them to get the drop on her gangster dad, Ron? And can poor Kenny really turn a blind eye to Max’s skulduggery? Graeme Virtue

Complaints Welcome

10pm, Channel 4

The millennial Points of View continues with Tom Allen, Jessica Knappett and Munya Chawawa giving the public room to moan about this week’s TV. Whether they’re diving into the Sunday night anxiety caused by the Antiques Roadshow theme tune or questioning the realism of Squid Game, it’s sharply observed. Hannah Verdier

Late Night Mash

10pm, Dave

Sure, highlights episodes don’t conjure too much excitement. But for some easygoing late-night laughs, the season finale revisits topical funny moments from host Nish Kumar and comics including Rachel Parris, Ellie Taylor and Stevie Martin. HR

Film choices

Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006), 12.15pm, 10.15pm, Sky Cinema Greats
Returning to themes from his earlier film The Devil’s Backbone, Guillermo del Toro set his boldly imaginative fantasy at the end of the Spanish civil war. The fascists have won but there are resistance cells in the forests, so the sadistic Captain Vidal (Sergi López) takes pregnant wife Carmen (Ariadna Gil) and stepdaughter Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) off with him on manoeuvres. Ofelia’s escape into fairytale collides with bloody reality as she meets a faun (Doug Jones) who, believing her a lost princess, sets her a series of tasks to prove her non-human nature. Simon Wardell

Don’t Look Now (Nicolas Roeg, 1973), 9pm, BBC Four
Adapted from a Daphne du Maurier short story, Nicolas Roeg’s supernatural chiller is a densely layered masterpiece, from its red palette and water symbolism to the fragmented scene of love-making with stars Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. After their daughter accidentally drowns, grieving architect John and his wife, Laura, go to out-of-season Venice for work, where a psychic tells them their child is trying to get in touch. John dismisses the idea but mysterious events begin to unsettle him. SW

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