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Work in Progress

9pm, Sky Comedy

Abby McEnany’s semi-autobiographical series – which follows a fortysomething queer woman with depression who says she will kill herself if her life doesn’t change within 180 days – returns for a second season. Continuing to push the dramedy genre to its limits, Abby is nearly out of almonds (she uses the nuts from a packet to count down the days), looking for a new therapist she doesn’t hate and navigating a pandemic with a new flatmate. Hollie Richardson

Between the Covers

7pm, BBC Two

Sara Cox chairs the celebrity book club, with wine critic Olly Smith proving the most perceptive reader of The Coward by Jarred McGinnis and The Bookshop, a 1978 novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. Fern Brady, Lou Sanders and John Thomson complete the panel. Jack Seale

Story time ... Sara Cox.
Story time … Sara Cox. Photograph: Nick Millward/BBC/Cactus TV


9pm, BBC One

As the leads for Galbraith’s killer dry up, Perez (Douglas Henshall) takes a fittingly bleak trip to the remote and beautiful island of Fetlar. Meanwhile, local residents are feeling uneasy at the return of Donna (Fiona Bell), but is the terminally ill killer still a danger in her weakened state? Hannah Verdier

Grand Designs: House of the Year 2021

9pm, Channel 4

Scoffing in the face of the housing crisis, here are some sickeningly incredible homes in the running for House of the Year. Kevin McCloud is back to enable a nosy around a 14th-century fortress in Cumbria and a Georgian farmhouse with a space-age extension. HR

Comedians Giving Lectures

9pm, Dave

Sara Pascoe tasks three more comics with putting their own spin on pre-existing lecture titles. Nick Helm gets to the point of procrastination, Janine Harouni explores millennial success and Marcus Brigstocke talks weight-loss myths. If it all sounds potentially rather dry, do not underestimate the power of a rude singalong. Graeme Virtue

Live at the Apollo

10pm, BBC Two

The return of live comedy is in full swing, with Loyiso Gola hosting a second helping of laughs from the Hammersmith Apollo in the new series. Joining him are Edinburgh fringe best newcomer nominee Helen Bauer, and Stand Up from the Shed star Scott Bennett. HR


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