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TV tonight: courtroom drama recounts real-life case of Iraq war soldier Brian Wood

·3-min read

Danny Boy
9pm, BBC Two


Bafta-winning writer Robert Jones brings this feature-length adaptation of the real-life story of soldier Brian Wood, who was awarded the Military Cross for his role in the Battle of Danny Boy in Iraq in 2004 but who was then falsely accused of abuse upon his return during the al-Sweady inquiry into mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners in 2009. Toby Jones stars as the since disgraced human rights lawyer Phil Shiner, who confronts Wood (Anthony Boyle) in the courtroom, debating the ethical line between war and unlawful killing. Ammar Kalia

Martin Lewis’ Extreme Savers
8pm, ITV


If you thought “so tight he uses both sides of the loo roll” was just a charming colloquialism, you’ll be amazed by the people featured in this new series from financial guru Martin Lewis. This is their reality. Other tips involve showering in rainwater and foraging for food. It’s money-saving, but at what cost? Ellen E Jones

India on Film
8.40pm, PBS America


As part of PBS America’s series displaying historical footage from China, India and Singapore comes this two-part episode focused on the former jewel of the British empire, depicting its journey to independence. BFI archive footage is narrated by the likes of Mira Nair and Sanjeev Bhaskar. AK

The Great British Sewing Bee
9pm, BBC One

The remaining sewers tackle tiny designs this week, as they are tasked by judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young to create a collection of children’s clothing. Up first is a toddling staple – the patterned romper suit – before an adult wetsuit is cut to pieces to make a fancy dress outfit. They also stitch a raincoat. AK

Davina McCall: Sex, Myths And The Menopause
9pm, Channel 4


At the age of 44, presenter Davina McCall began experiencing hot flushes and mental confusion – symptoms she later realised were heralding the onset of menopause. In this candid documentary aiming to break the taboos on the topic, McCall recounts her misconceptions. AK

Johnny Vegas: Carry on Glamping
10pm, Channel 4

Vegas’s field of dreams continues to disintegrate as he heads to Wales to try to find a site for his holiday park. What seems like a vehicle for his deadpan humour and campervanning disasters takes a sobering turn when his mum dies and he then finds solace on a fishing trip. Hannah Verdier

Film choice

Bruce Willis in Last Man Standing.
Best shot … Bruce Willis in Last Man Standing. Photograph: Allstar Picture Library Ltd./Alamy

Last Man Standing (Walter Hill, 1996), 9pm, TCM Movies
After Yojimbo and A Fistful of Dollars, Walter Hill’s third telling of the classic tale isn’t far off the mark. This one is set in a prohibition-era Texas town where bootleggers fight for supremacy. In the middle is Bruce Willis as gunman John Smith, with Christopher Walken as the worst of the villains. Paul Howlett


Live sport

Australian Football: Brisbane Roar v Central Coast Mariners 10am, BT Sport 1, followed by Perth Glory v Western United at 12noon.

Golf: Betfred British Masters 1.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Opening day’s coverage from the Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.

Hockey: Great Britain v Germany 8pm, BT Sport 2. Clash from Lee Valley Hockey Centre, London.