TV Times top picks for tonight
What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Monday 5th November
Doing Money, BBC2
Could human trafficking be happening across the road from you? Could you have walked past a slave at a service station? This electrifying but chilling drama follows Romanian cleaner Ana (a brilliant Anca Dumitra), who is snatched from a London street and taken to Ireland to work as a sex slave. You’ll share every emotion as Ana struggles against her captors, and her ordeal becomes increasingly hideous as every means of escape is closed off. Allen Leech is impressive as the steely cop facing numerous obstacles as he tries to work out what is happening. A disturbing but eye-opening must-watch that’s based, terrifyingly, on a true story. Rating: *****
Harry & Meghan: The First Tour, 9pm, ITV
It was always going to be a media scrum, but the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first royal tour even more of a frenzy by announcing that Meghan was expecting. This one-off follows them as they visit New Zealand and the islands of Tonga and Fiji, and open the Invictus Games in Australia in a whirlwind of 76 engagements in 16 days. Rating: ****
WW1: The Last Tommies, 9pm, BBC4
Filmed over 25 years, men and women who lived through the Great War describe their experiences in this three-parter. Scottish infantryman Robbie Burns, 103, recounts joining up and how his manager told him it would be a ‘nice, six-month holiday’ for him, and then recalls the fear of going ‘over the top’ as his comrades fell beside him. Meanwhile, 103 years after her father’s death, Daisy Bastin remembers reading about the loss of his ship, with all hands, on the village noticeboard, and then going home to tell her mother the devastating news. Daisy was only seven. All their stories come to life alongside newly restored archive film. Continues tomorrow and Wednesday. Rating: *****
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