Pick of the Day: Three Minutes: A Stretch – Storyville
10 p.m., BBC Four
Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, there are a number of programs on genocide, perhaps none more moving than Bianca Stigter’s poetic piece on historical detective work. Three minutes of footage is all that remains of the Jewish community in Nasielsk, a small town in Poland. Filmed in 1938 by David Kurtz, an American Jew on tour in Europe, the film was discovered by his grandson, Glenn Kurtz, and subjected to forensic examination to identify those individuals destined for Treblinka. Stigter is assisted by a rare survivor, one of the cheerful, cheerful boys seen in the footage.
8 p.m., BBC 2
Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan are back in Norfolk, updating us on the “weekend dramas”. They also revel in The Wash’s rich habitat, which attracts thousands of migrating birds each winter and supports its resident species year-round. Iolo Williams and Gillian Burke continue to explore Edinburgh, showcasing the Water of Leith as well as a glimpse into the badgers’ ‘weekend frolics’.
Know Your Shit: In Our Guts
8 p.m., Channel 4
A nurse who can swell from a size 16 to a size 24 in minutes, a firefighter nicknamed ‘Stinky Grandad’ and a Jersey woman with crippling pain when she eats visit Poo’s HQ to get Sophie’s help Medlin and Rabia Topan. Presenters Lisa Macfarlane and Alana Macfarlane Kempner also visit the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to see some of the worst parasites and learn about the rise in bowel cancer.
India: the Modi question
9 p.m., BBC 2
The conclusion of this two-part documentary about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi focuses on his government’s record following his re-election in 2019. A series of controversial policies have been accompanied by reports of violent attacks on Muslims by Hindus . Modi and his government reject any suggestion that their policies reflect bias – but these policies have been repeatedly criticized by human rights organizations such as Amnesty International.
Ben Fogle: new life in nature
9 p.m., Channel 5
The presenter is in South America this week to visit Rhona, a British-born actress who left Hollywood to live alone in a remote valley in Uruguay. Rhona is now committed to rehabilitating the horses, and the couple attend an animal auction aimed at saving abused animals. And there is drama later in the evening as a severe storm hits while Fogle shelters in a flimsy biodome.
The family heap
9:30 p.m., ITV1
If I had one piece of advice for writer Brian Dooley and the production team behind this sitcom about an extended Liverpudlian family, it would be to take it slow. The dialogue is too talkative – and that’s before we get to Amanda Abbington’s “scouse” accent. Anyway, this week Nicole and Ursula clear out their late father’s cabin and discover his guilty secret, but they may not be able to hide it from others for long…