The Daily Telegraph
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Film4, 9pm ★★★★★
Who else but Tom Hanks brings the necessary levels of well-meaning familiarity to bring back to life beloved American children’s TV star Fred Rogers? In this charming tale, a cynical and browbeaten journalist (Matthew Rhys) is sent to write a profile piece on Rogers. Little does he expect that his brief encounter with Rogers will change the course of his life forever.
Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987) Talking Pictures TV, 9pm ★★★★
This raucous comedy about a middleaged lothario’s (George Costigan) affair with two babysitters from a northern housing estate caused quite a stir on its release. It’s part sex comedy and part critique of the divisions of Thatcher’s Britain and, despite its unabashedly un-pc nature, is keenly observed, emotionally taut and politically sensitive. Siobhan Finneran and Michelle Holmes co-star.
The Aftermath (2019) BBC Two, 11.15pm ★★★
Veteran period drama director James Kent (The White Queen) brings us this drama about a British colonel (Jason Clarke) and his wife Rachael (Keira Knightley) who are, in the wake of the Second World War, assigned to oversee the reconstruction effort in Hamburg. There, Rachael meets Stefan Lubert (Alexander Skarsgård), a widowed German. Solid, predictable drama ensues, with good performances.