TV Tonight: A Tragic True Story of Love, Loss and Mountaineering | TV & radio

The last mountain

9 p.m., BBC Two

In 1995, Jim Ballard had to tell his two young children that his wife and mother, climber Alison Hargreaves, had passed away. The same year, he took the children to K2 where Alison died. His goal was to help them “come to terms with the wild and beautiful places of Earth”. The kids, Tom and Kate, caught the mountaineering bug. This austere and gripping film brings together 25 years of a family’s love story with the mountains to tell a story of recurring tragedy. Phil harrison

Effort

8 p.m., ITV

The eighth series of Morse’s prequel ends with a clever mystery that gives a devious nod to the classic Halloween slasher. In the gloomy winter of 1971, the stabbing of a man from Oxford seems to bring our hero out of his drunkenness. But Morse is still on thin ice with Thursday, which has its own issues. Graeme Vertu

Vigil

9 p.m., BBC One

Absolutely striking … Vigil. Photograph: screenshot / BBC / World Productions

The absurd and gripping underwater drama starring perpetually anguished Suranne Jones comes to an end. When we left Amy Silva (Jones) she was in a tough spot. The crew must identify the traitor or face disaster. As always with such things, it is best not to overemphasize the threads of logic that hold it all together. Instead, just enjoy the ride. PH

Les Bambers: Murder on the farm

9 p.m. Crime from the sky

The first of four episodes in a new documentary series produced by Louis Theroux on the 1985 murder of Sheila Caffell, her two sons and her parents on a farm in Essex. His brother Jeremy Bamber was imprisoned for life but has always claimed his innocence. Will this series of interviews provide new evidence? Hannah j davies

Foxy’s Fearless: 48 hours with …

10 p.m., Canal 4

Like a more hardcore Bear Grylls, Jason Fox, aka Foxy from SAS: Who Dares Wins, has terrifying plans for some brave celebrities. Tonight, the ever-engaging Rob Delaney will join Foxy for two days of purgative misery. He’ll jump over viaducts, cross highlines, jump into flooded quarries, and, presumably, at some point, make a mental note to fire his agent. PH

Karaoke Club: Drag Edition

10 p.m., ITV2

Earlier this year, the Celebrity Karaoke Club turned out to be worthy entertainment – it turned out that famous people had a hard time finding the right grades as well. This spin-off sees a selection of drag queens and kings take the stage, but who from Manila Luzon, Trinity the Tuck, TeTe Bang and Crystal will reign supreme? PH

Live sport

Premier League football: Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Sun, 4 p.m., Sky Sports Main Event. The North London Derby from Emirates Stadium.


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