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Joey Essex: Mourning and I

9 p.m., BBC One

Though best known for his blindingly white teeth and goofy character on The Only Way Is Essex, Joey Essex strikes a much more personal note for this documentary – the latest in the BBC’s celebrity installment exploring mental health. Recently turning 30, Essex looks back on the tragedy of her mother’s suicide at the age of 10 and enlists the help of psychologist Stephen Blumenthal to deal with her grief. The couple examine Essex’s anxiety and look for ways to integrate their past into their current life. Ammar Kalia

The dragon’s lair
8 p.m., BBC One

Ex-Dragon Theo Paphitis makes a comeback this week (Peter Jones is self-isolating) and shows us what we’ve been missing. He insists on personally testing a self-balancing serving tray. There’s also an anti-roll changing mat and a planet-saving contractor – but what does this guy come up with? Ellen e jones

Supervisor: Noel Fitzpatrick

8 p.m., Canal 4

As if vet Noel Fitzpatrick couldn’t be more charming, he kicks off the new series accompanied by a bunch of problem puppies. Betsy the cockapoo recovers from being hit by a van and he must decide if he can save his paw, while little dogue de bordeaux Angel faces a genetic problem. Hannah verdier

Liverpool Narcos

9 p.m., Sky Documentaries

The history of the heroin trade in Merseyside at Liverpool Narcos. Photography: Sky

This three-part series examines how the heroine first arrived in Liverpool, as well as the story of drug dealer Michael Showers, aka The Godfather. We open with Showers recounting his business of smuggling cannabis on the docks of Liverpool before the crack epidemic gripped the city in the 1980s. AK

We are lady pieces
10 p.m., Canal 4

Nida Manzoor’s skillfully written comedy about Muslim female punk group Lady Parts continues. Amina (Anjana Vasan) is enjoying life as the band’s guitarist, but struggles to keep news of her lawless new friends from former best friend Noor (Aiysha Hart), whose marriage is fast approaching. AK

Cut into slices

10 p.m., Dave

The rowdy pizzeria sitcom Penge returns with restless delivery guy Joshua (Samson Kayo) taking on a romantic rival for his beloved Naomi (Weruche Opia). Will hapless winger Ricky (Theo Barklem-Biggs) help him get up? After this opening episode airs, the entire season two will be available to stream on UKTV Play. Graeme Vertu

Choice of films

Drew Barrymore in Scream.
Drew Barrymore in Scream. Photograph: Allstar / Dimension / Sportsphoto Ltd.

Scream (Wes Craven, 1996), 11 p.m., AMC
A masked killer stalks teens in a small American town. It sounds like any Elm Street teenage place on Halloween, but director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson are too steeped in the dark arts of horror movies to do it directly; it is as much a scholarly comedy as a bloody celebration. Screams 2 and 3 follow. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Golf: the Porsche European Open 12 p.m., Sky Sports Golf. Coverage of the opening day.

International football: Andorra v Republic of Ireland 4:55 p.m. Sky Sports Premier League. Ukraine follow-up against Northern Ireland at 7.40 p.m.

Baseball: New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays 6:00 p.m., BT Sport 1. American League game.



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