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But­ter­fly

9PM, ITV

‘Our 12-year-old child wants to be called Max­ine, not Max. And we don’t know what to do.’ That’s the premise of this timely three-part drama, in which Anna Friel and Em­mett J. Scan­lan play sep­a­rated cou­ple Vicky and Stephen, who are forced to work to­gether when their son, Max (Cal­lum Ford-Booth), starts to be­come in­creas­ingly dis­tressed around his gen­der iden­tity. With his di­vided par­ents strug­gling to over­come their dif­fer­ences

(‘I want a happy daugh­ter, not a dead son!’), will poor trou­bled Max find the courage to be the per­son he re­ally is?

Doc­tor Who

6.55PM, BBC1

Episode two finds the Doc­tor and her new friends stranded on a bleak and hos­tile planet with a deadly past. As­sur­ing them that ‘I’m re­ally good in a tight spot – at least, I have been his­tor­i­cally,’ she sets about ful­fill­ing her prom­ise to get them home, safe and sound. But with no sign of the Tardis, how will she do that?

Great Canal Jour­neys

8PM, CH4

For their sec­ond ad­ven­ture of the ninth se­ries, Ti­mothy West and Prunella Scales ne­go­ti­ate the largest lake in Italy, Lake Mag­giore, stop­ping off at the gor­geous Swiss lake­side town of Lo­carno on the north­ern shore. From there, they travel along Nav­iglio Grande, Europe’s old­est work­ing canal, to the his­toric heart of Mi­lan.

Vik­ing Burial Se­crets Re­vealed

9PM, CH5

In 2012, while car­ry­ing out a rou­tine ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sur­vey in a Dan­ish town called Fregerslev, a team led by Merethe Schifter Bagge un­earthed one of the largest burial sites ever found in Den­mark. Their dis­cov­ery shed new light on our un­der­stand­ing of Vik­ing his­tory, as this doc­u­men­tary re­veals. SH

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