TV tonight: experts step in to wipe out pandemic debt

Anna Richardson and her money-saving experts are back for a second season of tips to help families curtail their spending. In tonight’s opening episode, we are in Blackburn at the home of the Barton-Wilkinsons, hit hard by the pandemic and left with £9,000 of debt to pay off their credit cards. Chef Gary Usher aims to slash their £1,300 monthly food bill with a series of cheap and nutritious meals, while Peachy Clean teaches cleaning hacks that will save on big brand products. Ammar Kalia

This week at the SSPCA Rescue centre, wildlife assistant Juanita is tasked with helping to rear a brood of miniature orphaned squirrels who can barely open their eyes, while a pair of boisterous orphaned gannets, Noodles and Big Mac, are proving a challenge to handle for seabird carers Gaby and Kaniz. AK

PBS’s three-part series – airing nightly until Wednesday – charts the final phase of the second world war, as the Nazis’ power diminished, and both western Allies and the Soviets continued the conflict on German soil. It proved to be another brutal chapter. Hannah J Davies

The venerable hankie-wringer continues to organise intensely emotional reunions. Tonight, Paula’s quest to find her birth family takes her far from her childhood home in Scotland, while Lisa has the classic Long Lost Family story: growing up in poverty meant her elder sister was given up for adoption. Jack Seale

This insightful and predictably confronting series on the work of a covert police unit attempting to bring down a South American sex trafficking ring continues. The officers begin visiting brothels this week, meeting exploited women to convince them to give evidence. AK

The welcome reboot of the therapy drama continues with another double bill. First, Uzo Aduba’s Dr Brooke Taylor meets 18-year-old Laila, who has been pushed into therapy by her grandmother. Then Brooke is forced to turn inwards and tackle entanglements between her personal and professional life. Phil Harrison

The Killing Fields (Roland Joffé, 1984) 11.50pm, AMC
Joffé’s charged vision of Cambodia’s year zero, the true story of US journalist Sydney Schanberg (Sam Waterston) tracing the guide, Dith Pran (Haing S Ngor), he was forced to abandon in Phnom Penh as Pol Pot’s genocidal Khmer Rouge arrived. The horrors never engulf the moving central relationship. Paul Howlett

Tennis: the Austrian Open 10am, BT Sport 1. Day one coverage.

Cricket: Trent Rockets v Northern Superchargers 2.30pm, Sky Sports. Women’s Hundred match followed by men’s at 6pm.

Olympics 2020 10.35pm, BBC One. Swimming finals and Great Britain v Germany in the men’s hockey pool stage.





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