TV tonight: a moving documentary about the fight for disability rights

Ammar Kalia, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue, Ellen E Jonesand Paul Howlett
·3-min read
<span>Photograph: Tom Hayward/BBC/Blast! Films</span>
Photograph: Tom Hayward/BBC/Blast! Films

Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain

9pm, BBC Two

Cerrie Burnell fronts this incisive and moving documentary charting the history of British attitudes towards disabled people and their own campaigns against injustices. Talking through her experiences of discrimination when she was hired on children’s TV, Burnell then details how the Victorian segregation of disabled people instilled prejudicial attitudes. Finally, she meets Alia Hassan, who recounts her campaign for accessible public transport in the 80s. Ammar Kalia

The Architecture the Railways Built

8pm, Yesterday

Tim Dunn returns with his excellent series about train travel’s most magnificent bridges and buildings. His opening guide to how Wemyss Bay became the gateway to the Isle of Bute in the 1860s is typically clear and enthused. From there, he moves on to the finest stations of London and Porto. Jack Seale

Traces

9pm, BBC One

The Dundee whodunnit reaches its climax. Forensic trainee Emma (Molly Windsor) is still desperate to solve her mum’s murder, with or without the help of her estranged squeeze, Daniel (Martin Compston). The stakes are intensely personal. Luckily for fans, a second series has been confirmed. Graeme Virtue

’Til Kingdom Come: Trump, Faith and Money

9pm, BBC Four

The documentary film-maker Maya Zinshtein unpacks the fascinating story of evangelical pastors in Kentucky who support Donald Trump. They do so by raising vast amounts of money to send to Israel, influencing Middle Eastern politics under the guise of religious support for the return of the Messiah. AK

Staged

9.45pm, BBC One

Michael and David’s relationship further deteriorates; as Georgia and Lucy grow weary of mediating – “Have you ever heard of the Bechdel test?” asks Georgia – the project is in real danger. Perhaps two potential cast members (Jim Parsons and Josh Gad) can offer a fresh perspective on these “characters”. Ellen E Jones

First Dates

10pm, Channel 4

Fred Sirieix and his crew of cupids are at a new Manchester location for this latest series of the reality dating show. First up is a 23-year-old parliamentary assistant, Jessie, who is matched with Josh, a 25-year-old journalist, while a former roadie, Winston, 69, woos Donna, 60. AK

Film choice

Sarah Michelle Gellar in The Grudge
Creepy intelligence ... Sarah Michelle Gellar in The Grudge. Photograph: Reuters

The Grudge (Takashi Shimizu, 2004), 12.55am, Horror Channel
Shimizu’s US remake of his Japanese haunted-house horror adds the genre conventions western audiences expect, but retains the original’s creepy intelligence. Sarah Michelle Gellar is a social worker who makes a house call on the wrong dwelling: it is possessed by a demonic spirit fuelled by past violence. Paul Howlett

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