TV tonight: time to get Married at First Sight

Ammar Kalia, Jack Seale, Hannah Verdier, Graeme Virtueand Paul Howlett
·3-min read

Married at First Sight

9.30pm, Channel 4

The chaotic reality staple returns for its fifth season, enlisting four love-hungry singles to meet their new partners for the first time on their wedding day. Joining clinical psychologist Dr Angela Smith are two new matchmakers: Oprah’s “love doctor” Paul C Brunson and British romance expert Gen Gresset. Tonight, we see how the panel sifted through more than 7,000 applications, before sharing the good news. Yet, when primary school teacher Michelle reveals her participation to her family, they are less than impressed. Ammar Kalia


Life

9pm, BBC One

Mike Bartlett’s drama, about the residents of four neighbouring flats who are all facing their own personal reckonings, continues. In a show about awkward home truths, Gail (Alison Steadman) is still taking some of the heaviest blows, as her illusions about her marriage start to crumble. Meanwhile, Belle struggles with her love life. Jack Seale


Surgeons: At the Edge of Life

9pm, BBC Two

This documentary is not for the fainthearted. The new series follows the work of pioneering Royal Papworth and Addenbrooke’s hospitals, and the stakes are high as the miraculously calm surgeons attempt to treat one woman’s clots by stopping her heart and draining her blood. Hannah Verdier


Alison Hammond: Back to School

9pm, ITV

Alison Hammond at the Century Club in London.
Alison Hammond at the Century Club in London. Photograph: David Parry/PA

Part of ITV’s Black History Month programming, this doc sees lovable presenter Alison Hammond look through history to educate herself on the black figures who are often absent from the curriculum , such as 19th-century nurse Mary Seacole and Tudor trumpeter John Blanke. AK

Boswell & Johnson’s Scottish Road Trip

9pm, Sky Arts

Comic Frank Skinner and novelist Denise Mina recreate the 1773 trip of writer Samuel Johnson and his future biographer James Boswell through Scotland in this literary travelogue. Skinner begins by expounding on his love for Johnson’s wit and dictionary-compiling skills in London. AK

The Twilight Zone

10pm, Sky One

The rebooted anthology – with Get Out creator Jordan Peele in Rod Serling’s immaculate suit – returns for a second season. Westworld’s Jimmi Simpson is an intense loner struggling with online dating until he starts hearing a stranger’s voice in his head. Will telepathy beat Tinder? Graeme Virtue

Film choice

High Anxiety 2.55am, Sky Cinema Greats

Mel Brooks’s Hitchcock pastiche-cum-homage isn’t one of his best but it makes typically exuberant fun of the master of suspense. Brooks plays the head of a mental institution on the trail of a murderer with assistant Madeline Kahn. The pair run into legendary set pieces from Vertigo to Psycho. PJH

Live Sport

Indian Premier League Cricket: Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals 3pm, Sky Sports Main Event. T20 match from Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.


Tennis: French Open 6.15pm, Eurosport 1. The men’s quarter-finals.


World Grand Prix Darts 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Day one coverage from the Ricoh Arena.