TV tonight: step inside a real couples therapy room

Get the popcorn out and take notes: you’re about to be a fly on the wall in a couple’s therapy session. In this US reality series, Dr Orna Guralnik invites couples into the room for an hour at a time. First up, Annie recalls the time she organised husband Mau’s birthday – and he jumped on a plane to Italy instead. Oo-er … Hollie Richardson

Now for some easy-going teatime fun. Harry Hill welcomes 16 kids into the Bake Off tent to put us all to shame with their spatula skills in the first of a new series. The opening heat sees Ravneet Gill and Paul Hollywood judge two cake-based challenges – including a showstopper that depicts the bakers’ proudest moments. HR

The Midlands gets its time in the limelight tonight, with the focus firmly on Coventry – 2021’s city of culture – in this hour-long special. Described as “the city where movement began”, viewers are taken on a tour of its museums and galleries, while remembering the city’s innovation in the transport industry and the history activism that’s taken place here. HR

Here’s something for anyone who is currently giving up meat for January to chew on. This collection of the show’s vegetarian features sees Jimmy Doherty putting Beyond Burger’s plant-based patties through a taste test, Kate Quilton investigating the versatile jackfruit, and tips for viewers who want to grow their own vegetables. HR

Art historian Kate Bryan delves into the BBC’s archives to understand the television history of one of the world’s most famous artists: Vincent van Gogh. From fine art documentaries to dramas such as Doctor Who, Bryan learns that television has long been drawn to the tortured painter, who chased the sun to Provence’s sunflower fields. Henry Wong

Season two of Sam Levinson’s parent-shocking teen drama has been a long time coming, but now it is back to pick up the story of 17-year-old Rue Bennett (Zendaya, who won an Emmy for her performance) and her battle with addiction. She was last seen hitting rock bottom, making bad choices and whirling into what looked like a highly stylised music video. So, has she found her way back from her relapse? Also reprising their roles in the breakthrough ensemble cast are Hunter Schafer as Jules Vaughn and Sydney Sweeney as Cassie Howard. Dawson’s Creek it is not, with the promise of an even darker feel this time round (Levinson has said it will be a “brutal” season). Hannah Verdier

FA Cup football: Manchester United v Aston Villa 7.30pm, BBC One. A third-round tie from Old Trafford.




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