TV tonight: death, debts and lies in Finding Alice – The Guardian

The group behind ITV struck The Durrells– Keeley Hawes, director Roger Goldby and writer Simon Nye– reunite for this dark comedy about sorrow and the unanticipated repercussions of death. Hawes stars as the titular Alice, who is reeling from the death of her hubby of 20 years after he falls down the stairs of their dream home. As Alice comes to terms with her bereavement, she understands he has actually also left her a mountain of financial obligations, criminality and secrets to deal with. Co-starring Joanna Lumley and Nigel Havers. Ammar Kalia
Dancing on Ice
6pm, ITV
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby return to present the disorderly ice skating program, with judging from duo Torvill and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo. This years crop of hopefuls aiming to avoid a spill include presenter Myleene Klass and Coleen Rooneys bane: Rebekah Vardy. AK
The Great Pottery Throw Down
7.45 pm, Channel 4

Discovering Alice
9pm, ITV

Picture: Mark Bourdillon/Mark Bourdillon/ Love ProductionsKiln, eaves: the 11 remaining potters in the clay-wrangling ding-dong are entrusted with producing characterful design homes. If executing grand styles on a small scale does not seem obstacle enough, there is also a crash course in making life-size bricks.
A Perfect Planet
8pm, BBC One
Episode three focuses on water– crucial, of course, for the survival of quite much whatever, however spread out unevenly throughout the globe. From the Amazon to the Gobi Desert, we discover how animals adapt to its relative absence and abundance.
The Serpent
9pm, BBC One
In an earlier timeline, the remorseless hippie-killer Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim) commits shocking criminal activities in Nepal. Then, as the narrative skips forward to March 1976, it appears dogged Dutch diplomat Herman Knippenberg is close to collecting the evidence he requires to encourage the Thai authorities to finally act. Ellen E Jones
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion
9pm, Sky Comedy
The after-school viewing of many a 90s kid, the tales of west Philadelphian Will Smith rocketed its eponymous star to Hollywood fame. An entire 30 years because it first aired, Smith gathers the cast for a psychological meander down memory lane, honouring the late Uncle Phil. AK
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The group behind ITV struck The Durrells– Keeley Hawes, director Roger Goldby and writer Simon Nye– reunite for this dark funny about sorrow and the unexpected effects of death. Hawes stars as the titular Alice, who is reeling from the death of her husband of 20 years after he falls down the stairs of their dream home. As Alice comes to terms with her bereavement, she realises he has also left her a mountain of debts, criminality and secrets to deal with. As the narrative skips forward to March 1976, it appears dogged Dutch diplomat Herman Knippenberg is close to gathering the evidence he requires to convince the Thai authorities to finally act. Luca Guadagninos update of La Piscine has Tilda Swintons Bowie-ish rock star Marianne and Matthias Schoenaertss film-maker Paul basking in their Sicilian hideaway.

A Bigger Splash. Photograph: AlamyA Bigger Splash, 12.55 am, Channel 4
Luca Guadagninos update of La Piscine has Tilda Swintons Bowie-ish rock star Marianne and Matthias Schoenaertss film-maker Paul basking in their Sicilian hideaway. Up to this sanctuary rocks ex-lover Harry (Ralph Fiennes), pulling 22-year-old Penelope (Dakota Johnson) to fire up a fiery, amusing drama. Paul Howlett
Live sport
Snooker: The Masters 1pm, BBC Two. Opening session of the final.
Rugby Union: Bath v La Rochelle 12.30 pm, BT Sport 2. Heineken Champions Cup clash.
Premier League Football: Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur 2pm, Sky Sports Main Event. With Liverpool v Manchester United at 4pm and Manchester City v Crystal Palace at 7pm.

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