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Ghislaine Maxwell: The Making of a Monster
10pm, Channel 4

Ghislaine Maxwell’s story is irresistible to documentary-makers: a bright, blank-eyed, black-hearted enigma whose material privilege was matched only by her emotional poverty. The opening episode of this three-part series explores her youth and young adulthood – various contemporaries including George Monbiot and Mariella Frostrup testify to her slight air of wrongness. Grimly fascinating. Phil Harrison

Cooking With the Stars
8pm, ITV

While no one in 2022 could be demanding another cooking show, the mentor-student format of Cooking With the Stars does add professional edge and charm. In this penultimate episode, the last four fight for a place in the final with an attempt at Thai cuisine. Henry Wong

Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams
8pm, BBC One

Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams.
But is it cricket? … Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams. Photograph: Nick Eagle/BBC/South Shore

As a state-school kid who went on to play cricket at international level, Andrew Flintoff was an outlier. Generally, he says, “you’ve got to be lucky or privileged”. This series sees Flintoff preaching the cricketing gospel to working-class Preston as he attempts to recruit a team. What’s immediately striking is how deep the perception of cricket’s innate poshness runs. PH

We Own This City
9pm, Sky Atlantic

Steele (Wunmi Mosaku) gets the lowdown on endemic BPD corruption from police academy tutor – and David Simon avatar – Brian Grabler (Treat Williams), while on another timeline Jenkins (Jon Bernthal) attempts to lead a rookie officer astray. Look out for press conference cameos from the show’s co-creators, Justin Fenton and Simon himself. Ellen E Jones

Ellie & Natasia
10pm, BBC Three

Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou’s sketches veer from sharply observed everyday life to surreal twists. So it’s no surprise to find a gaggle of strippers who book a man with a normal job to perform for them and a woman with a bottle-opener for a mouth in this instalment. Hannah Verdier

Storyville: On the Morning You Wake (To the End of the World)
10pm, BBC Four

What would you do if faced with imminent nuclear annihilation? In 2018, the people of Hawaii had to answer this question for real when a drill went wrong. This documentary explores Hawaiians’ reactions – via VR-style animation. Some forced their kids into storm drains. Others simply called the people they loved. A remarkable story, inventively told. PH

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