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What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Monday 8th October

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TV Times top picks for today

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Monday 8th October

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, 9pm, C4

The first run of this life-affirming experiment was one the small-screen highlights of last year, and we guarantee there will be smiles and tears all over again in this second series. A Nottingham retirement village is playing host to a nursery for three months to see if the children have a positive impact on their older classmates’ physical and mental health. While some of the elderly residents quickly bond with their new little pals, as they head out for a trip on the local tram and prepare for a party, Dunkirk veteran Victor is holding back and reflects wistfully on his loneliness since the loss of his wife and his old ‘shipmates’. Let’s hope the kids can win him over… Rating: *****

Al Murray: Why Does Everyone Hate the English?, 9pm, History

Comedian Al Murray delves into the past in this five-part series and travels to Scotland, Wales, France, Ireland and Germany to unravel what has made the English so unpopular with their neighbours. This week, he meets up with former Eurotrash presenter Antoine De Caunes, whose insistence that it was Frenchman Barthélemy who invented the TV, not John Logie Baird, quickly sparks a debate. Entertaining, with bite-sized history lessons in the mix. Rating: ****

Strangers, 9pm, ITV

Things go from bad to worse for Jonah tonight, as the hunt for his wife’s killer continues. Having discovered David standing over a bloodied body on a luxury yacht in Macau, it’s Jonah, not David, who’s arrested for murder. The body turns out to be that of Faraz Reza, the man who stole Jonah’s passport and laptop, so the police are all too happy to arrest Jonah. Is David the guilty one? And how much does Sally know? Rating: *****

More previews tomorrow.