What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Thursday 21st June

The Murder of Rhys Jones Thursday 21st June

TV Times top picks for today

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Thursday 21st June

The Murder of Rhys Jones, 9pm, ITV

When 11-year-old Everton fan Rhys Jones was shot dead in Liverpool on his way home from football practice in 2007, the shocking crime made headline news. Susanna Reid tells the inside story of the investigation into Rhys’ murder, which was the subject of last year’s moving ITV four-part drama Little Boy Blue, starring Stephen Graham. The Good Morning Britain presenter interviews investigating officers who worked on the case, meets Rhys’ parents and is given access to covert police recordings, made in the homes of gang members suspected of the murder, that provided vital evidence and helped secure a conviction. Rating: ****

George Michael Night, from 9pm, Channel 5

Two programmes dedicated to the talented but troubled star. Before a countdown of the singer’s most popular songs (11.05pm), including Careless Whisper, Faith and Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, The Double Life of George Michael looks at the singer’s turbulent past. What led to one of the most talented singer-songwriters of his generation, adored by millions, dying alone on Christmas Day 2016? Rating: ****

Humans, 9pm, C4

Laura has her compassion for Synths tested this week as she prepares to speak at the Dryden Commission. Invited to describe to the meeting how Synths have been treated, Mia explains that her kind has been imprisoned, beaten and betrayed. Surprisingly, though, Mia insists that violence is not the answer. However, after an angry mob gathers outside the building, the meeting is disrupted and Mia is arrested… Rating: ***

More previews tomorrow.

David Hollingsworth

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