Travels In Trumpland With Ed Balls 9pm, BBC Two
GOING into this three-part documentary, in which the former Shadow Chancellor Of The Exchequer drives across America trying to figure out Trump supporters, there can only be one question: Will he dance? The answer is yes. In fact, not only does Balls pull out some old Strictly moves later in the series, there also comes a chance to see him climb a fence in an amusing manner, get tasered, and strip off for a spray tan. Tonight, though, you’ll just have to make do with watching him don a leotard and start wrestling. Thing is, all this disarming jackass stuff, along with his capacity for talking and listening to people like a regular human being, makes the series highly watchable. Balls is a good communicator, and his ground-level encounters with Trump’s core helps frame their motivations, while highlighting stark divisions across American society. He begins in the Deep South, visiting to the US-Mexico border, where he meets some surprising advocates of the fabled Wall. And wrestles.