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Dispatches: Britain’s Evicted Kids

7.30pm, Channel 4

Sheridan Smith narrates this infuriating but increasingly common story about three young sisters – Nylah, Macie and Bella – who are made homeless after their family are evicted from their Birmingham flat. The film follows them over six months as they move from place to place while looking for permanent accommodation at a time of record-high rents and a social housing crisis. As well as using exclusive research and insight, it shows the real human cost of policymaking. Hollie Richardson

8pm, Channel 4

It was a double elimination this week, with Rebs and James booted out of the tent after their attempts at Mexican-themed bakes. Tonight, they join Jo Brand and Tom Allen to digest events, along with guests Martin Kemp and Iain Stirling. HR

Charlotte Ritchie as Alison in Ghosts
Breaking out… Charlotte Ritchie as Alison in Ghosts. Photograph: Guido Mandozzi/BBC/Monumental

Ghosts

8.30pm, BBC One

This disarmingly silly sitcom continues to delight, even in its slighter moments. Tonight, Alison and Mike see a chance for a break after a cancellation. But, guilt-ridden after upsetting their reluctant hosts, the ghosts are planning an elaborate and hilariously counterproductive musical apology. Phil Harrison

Munich Games

9pm, Sky Atlantic

This smart thriller sticks the landing with a finale that’s one long hostage situation. The bad guys don’t know two spies are loose in the hotel; what the spooks and the audience aren’t sure of is who the bad guys actually are. It’s tense and boldly ambiguous, right up to the last scene. Jack Seale

Am I Being Unreasonable?

9.30pm, BBC One

Daisy May Cooper’s chaotic comedy continues, and Nic (Cooper) is starting to lose control. She lashes out at new friend Jen (Selin Hizli) over a lost coat – but when she goes over to Jen’s house to apologise with a bottle of vodka and a copy of Take a Break, it turns out that Jen doesn’t even live there … HR

The Graham Norton Show

10.40pm, BBC One

Lashana Lynch, who is set to blow audiences away in new warrior-women film The Woman King, joins Norton tonight, with Lesley Manville, Hugh Bonneville , grime artist turned TV chef Big Zuu and Eurovision saviour Sam Ryder. HR

Movie choice

Bella Ramsey in a scene from Catherine Called Birdy
Living the medieval life … Bella Ramsey in a scene from Catherine Called Birdy. Photograph: Alex Bailey/AP

Catherine Called Birdy (Lena Dunham2022), Prime Video
Adapted from Karen Cushman’s children’s novel, this sprightly comedy by Lena Dunham focuses on Birdy (Bella Ramsey) as she narrates her life as a 14-year-old aristocrat in medieval England. She’s an independent spirit – or, if you’re her father, Lord Rollo (Andrew Scott), an insufferably mischievous child who keeps foiling your plans to marry her off. Bracingly open about menstruation and infant mortality, Dunham highlights restricted female lives in the 13th century (and, by extension, in our time) with a ready wit, helped by an on-point cast including Billie Piper as Birdy’s mother, Lesley Sharp as her sardonic servant and Sophie Okonedo as a wonderfully eccentric widow. Simon Wardell

Waves (Trey Edward Shult, 2019), 9pm, BBC Three
Waves of hate and love, guilt and regret sweep over a family in Trey Edward Shults’s atmospheric drama. We follow 18-year-old favored son Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr) – pushed by his aspirational father (Sterling K Brown) to academic and sporting success – and then Tyler’s ignored sister Emily (a superb Taylor Russell), who finds her own path after an incident that fractures the ostensibly perfect clan. It’s a hazy but captivating film, with brief, elliptical scenes bound together by intense performances and arresting imagery. SW

live sports

Women’s International football England v USA, 7.30pm, ITV. The European champions take on the world champions in a friendly at Wembley.

Women’s Rugby Union World Cup Fiji v England, 4.25am, ITV. The opening Pool C match at Eden Park in Auckland, in a group that includes France and South Africa.

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