DRAMA EMPIRE 9. 3 0PM, E L E VEN Empire is a massive hit in the US but can’t buy a viewer in Australia. A shame, because the hip hop music drama is compelling. Taraji P. Henson is a standout as the fearsome Cookie Lyon, ex-wife of label boss Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard, above). Tonight’s episode features a guest appearance from Pitbull. Give it a look.
THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD 8. 3 0PM, HI STORY C HANNEL In September 1983, Air Defence Force lieutenant colonel Stanislav Petrov was at Soviet nuclear early warning centre Serpukhov-15 when an alarm went off. Were five American nuclear missiles really heading his country’s way? Petrov had to decide whether the threat was real or not and launch a retaliatory strike. Scary stuff.
RESTORATION AUSTRALIA 8. 3 0PM, ABC Are they mad? That is the question I asked at the start of tonight’s Restoration Australia as Jen and Harold (right) set out to restore Keera Vale overlooking Wollongong. The couple have paid more thanth halfh lf a millionilli dollarsd ll for the old Georgian manor and it will take at least that again to bring it back to its former glory.