Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs (8 pm)

Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) takes a wry and witty look at why we are prepared to take the risk of sharing our homes with dogs who are genetically still 99.8 % like wolves. This epic, dramatic and sometimes surreal journey takes Martin to Africa, Australia and America to find the surviving wild ancestors of pampered pets like his own beloved dogs,and seeks to answer the question, did we choose dogs, or did they choose us?

VERA - Castles in the Air (9 pm)

Young physiotherapist Lizzie Faulkner is shot dead while enjoying a holiday at a luxury country retreat. The resulting murder investigation unearths betrayal, guilt and the desire for atonement - as Vera moves quickly to avoid another tragedy, and Joe tries to make amends with the demons of his past.


A husband and daughter struggle to come to terms with their grief when the body of wife and mother Anaan Kamel is found washed up by an underground river. When DCI Banks investigates, he suspects a member of her grieving family.  The victim's devout Muslim brother believes she was having an affair with a former employee, but when the employee's body is also discovered, Banks finds himself running a double murder investigation. The team must unravel a web of lies and secrets to discover the unsettling truth behind these deaths.

MRS. BRADLEY MYSTERIES : The Worsted Viper (10 pm)

Paired with her reliable and devoted chauffeur, Mrs Bradley's finely honed skills of investigation seek out the truth behind the mysteries surrounding a death at the opera, crimes of passion at a circus, poisoning and family secrets.

Mrs. Bradley and George travel to a seaside resort town for the wedding of George's daughter and are faced with a ritualistic serial killer.


A young man is found dead with heroin in his blood and a stolen credit card in his wallet. But only when Vera learns details of his mother's life does a motive for murder emerge.



DCI Bank - What Will Survive (9 pm)


Empire- Making Ourselves at Home (9 pm)

Jeremy Paxman, author and journalist, traces the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known: the British Empire. He continues his personal account of Britain's empire by looking at how traders, conquerors and settlers spread the British way of doing things around the world - in particular how they created a very British idea of home.

Midsomer Murders: Country Matters (9 pm)

Controversy about a proposed supermarket ruining the quality of life in a small village, marital infidelity, contaminated soil, and kinky sex lead to murder.

Campaigns against the building of a supermarket in Elverton-cum-Latterly come to a head when environmental supervisor Frank Hopkirk is stabbed to death at a long-forgotten timberyard.