TV tonight: death, debts and lies in Finding Alice

Ammar Kalia, Graeme Virtue, Hannah J Davies, Ellen E Jones and Paul Howlett
·3-min read

Finding Alice

9pm, ITV

The team behind ITV hit The Durrells – Keeley Hawes, director Roger Goldby and writer Simon Nye – reunite for this dark comedy about grief and the unexpected consequences of death. Hawes stars as the titular Alice, who is reeling from the death of her husband of 20 years after he falls down the stairs of their dream home. As Alice comes to terms with her bereavement, she realises he has also left her a mountain of debts, criminality and secrets to deal with. Co-starring Joanna Lumley and Nigel Havers. Ammar Kalia

Dancing on Ice

6pm, ITV

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby return to present the chaotic ice skating show, with judging from duo Torvill and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo. This year’s crop of hopefuls looking to avoid a spill include presenter Myleene Klass and Coleen Rooney’s nemesis: Rebekah Vardy. AK

The Great Pottery Throw Down

7.45pm, Channel 4

Kiln, eaves: the 11 remaining potters in the clay-wrangling ding-dong are tasked with creating characterful model houses. But if executing grand designs on a small scale does not seem challenge enough, there is also a crash course in making life-size bricks. Graeme Virtue

A Perfect Planet

8pm, BBC One

More visually arresting marvels as the latest Attenborough epic continues. Episode three focuses on water – crucial, of course, for the survival of pretty much everything, but spread unevenly across the globe. From the Amazon to the Gobi Desert, we learn how animals adapt to its relative lack and abundance. Hannah J Davies

The Serpent

9pm, BBC One

In an earlier timeline, the remorseless hippie-killer Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim) commits shocking crimes in Nepal. Then, as the narrative skips forward to March 1976, it seems dogged Dutch diplomat Herman Knippenberg is close to gathering the evidence he needs to persuade the Thai authorities to finally act. Ellen E Jones

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion

9pm, Sky Comedy

The after-school viewing of many a 90s child, the tales of west Philadelphian Will Smith rocketed its eponymous star to Hollywood fame. A whole 30 years since it first aired, Smith gathers the cast for an emotional meander down memory lane, honouring the late Uncle Phil. AK

Film choice

A Bigger Splash.
A Bigger Splash. Photograph: Alamy

A Bigger Splash, 12.55am, Channel 4

Luca Guadagnino’s update of La Piscine has Tilda Swinton’s Bowie-ish rock star Marianne and Matthias Schoenaerts’s film-maker Paul basking in their Sicilian hideaway. But up to this haven rocks ex-lover Harry (Ralph Fiennes), towing 22-year-old Penelope (Dakota Johnson) to ignite a fiery, funny drama. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Snooker: The Masters 1pm, BBC Two. Opening session of the final.

Rugby Union: Bath v La Rochelle 12.30pm, BT Sport 2. Heineken Champions Cup clash.

Premier League Football: Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur 2pm, Sky Sports Main Event. With Liverpool v Manchester United at 4pm and Manchester City v Crystal Palace at 7pm.