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Jane Austen’s Sanditon

9pm, ITV

Originally axed after the first season, the Jane Austen fandom campaigned for a second run of this adaptation of the unfinished novel. And rightly so – it is a Friday-night delight (complete with topless, brooding man emerging from the water). Charlotte (Rose Williams) returns to the seaside town with her sister Alison (Rosie Graham) and reunites with Georgiana Lamb (Crystal Clarke) to compare the endless proposals of marriage they have been turning down. Hollie Richardson

Our Lives: Wedding Day Curves

7.30pm, BBC One

“The first question that brides are asked when they get engaged is: are you going to lose weight?” says Bex – one of four women in this documentary who discover Rebecca Bryson’s gamechanging, celebratory plus-size wedding-dress shop in Belfast. Tara Lynne O’Neill (Derry Girls’ Mary Quinn) narrates. HR

One Question

8pm, Channel 4

Claudia Winkleman’s hosting prowess is as smooth as her fringe as she swishes contestants through the quiz that promises £100,000 for answering just one question correctly. Tonight, mother and daughter Sandie and Priya, plus engaged couple Jake and Freddie, give it a shot. Hannah Verdier

This Is MY House

8.30pm, BBC One

Judi Love, Richard Madeley, Joel Dommett and Chris McCausland attempt to sort out the facts from the fiction as they use tongue-scrapers, eggs and hot sauce to guess the owner of a cottage. HR

The Last Leg

10pm, Channel 4

Series 25 of the live show that lampoons the news continues with host Adam Hills and sidekicks Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe conjuring unlikely laughs from the near-constant psychic assault that constitutes global current affairs. Among Tonight’s Guests: Verbal Blowtorch Frankie Boyle. Graeme Virtue

Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much

11.05pm, Channel 4

Mildly miffed observational comedy comes to the London Palladium as the Devonian comic shoots down a fresh compendium of middle-class irritations in a standup special. Advent calendars, weddings and the closing time of Widdicombe’s local park all have their absurdities mined. Jack Seale

Movie choice

Candace Hilligoss in Carnival of Souls
Low-budget atmospheric horror… Candace Hilligoss in Carnival of Souls. Photograph: Everett Collection/Rex

Carnival of Souls (Herk Harvey1962)11.05pm, Talking Pictures TV
After she survives a road accident, church organist Mary (Candace Hilligloss) moves to a new city. But she can’t knock an odd sense of dislocation, exacerbated by visions of a ghostly man stalking her, episodes where she seems invisible to those around her, and a strange attraction to a disused out-of-town pavilion. Shot quickly on a low budget in 1962, Herk Harvey’s only feature embraces its restrictions by focusing on atmosphere, with an eerie, hypnotic organ soundtrack and visuals reminiscent of German expressionist horror. Simon Wardell

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