Pick of the day: Ghosts
8.50pm, BBC One
The paranormal comedy returns with Mike and Alison (Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Charlotte Ritchie) welcoming the first guests to their B&B in the gatehouse of Button House. “What is the circumstance or are they just coming in willy-nilly,” enquires Lady Button (Martha Howe-Douglas), while Conservative MP Julian (Simon Farnaby) characteristically wonders whether the guests have come for a “dirty weekend”. Elsewhere Tom (Mathew Baynton) finally has some admirers – the spirits of the plague victims mistaking the failed Romantic poet for a superstar – while medieval “witch” Mary (Katy Wix) learns the meaning of the word “holiday”. Enjoy.
England International Football
7pm, Channel 4
Italy vs England (Kick-off 7.45pm).
The Uefa Nations League Group A3 encounter at the San Siro in Milan. The sides met in the Euro 2020 final, but things have not fully gone either team’s way since then, with the Italians failing to qualify for this year’s World Cup and England currently sitting at the bottom of this group. The reverse fixture in June at Molineux ended goalless.
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
9pm, BBC Two
The boys are beside Loch Garry in the Scottish Highlands this week, angling for ferox trout. Nothing much is biting, however, which means more time for clowning around and a lovely skit inspired by Bob’s remark that the scenery “looks vaguely Canadian” as they imagine themselves as “vaguely Canadian folk duo Hector and Benjamin”. Paul also casts his rod in Loch Ness while Bob heads off to meet Steve,
a monster hunter who has devoted the past 30 years to catching a
glimpse of Nessie.
Agatha Christie’s Hjerson
It may be on the light side, but this oddball Swedish import has its charms, especially the interplay between the lead actors Johan Rheborg and Hanna Alström. This week the body of a chef is found frozen in the fridge of a restaurant, the crime being identical to a murder from an unpublished manuscript. The writer asks Hjerson and Klara to crack the case, while Klara may have found a way of getting Hjerson on to her reality TV show. Maria Lundqvist co-stars.
Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling
9.30pm, BBC Two
The actor and pal Phil MacHugh travel along Scotland’s east coast to Aberdeen, starting in the home of golf, St Andrews. The duo take to the sands – not a bunker, but the beach made famous by the movie Chariots of Fire, as they try their hands at land yachting. Then it’s off to high-tech Dundee to get to grips with the cyber city’s position as a world gaming developer, and Aberdeen, to explore the city’s burgeoning hip-hop scene.
Am I Being Unreasonable?
9.50pm, BBC One
It’s the morning after the night before in the second instalment of Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli’s intriguing comedy thriller – and a paranoid Nic (Cooper) is regretting drunkenly opening up about her affair to her new best friend Jen (Hizli). Her hangover is made worse by oversleeping and realising she’s missed her son Ollie (the terrific Lenny Rush) opening his birthday presents. I’m not sure where this is all heading, but there seems to be something a bit fishy about Jen.