Ill Gotten Gains

BBC1, 7.30pm

CAMERAS follow the story of the largest drug bust in British waters as the tug boat MV Hamal is stopped by border force and searched by said team. In Merseyside, a drug-dealing gang is raided and authorities seize everything they can find at the team’s houses. Plus, a look at how criminals’ assets are sold at a proceeds of crime auction.

The Supervet

C4, 8pm

IN the first of a new series, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick treats a Newfoundland puppy with a painful knee and shoulder. What seems straightforward turns into a bigger concern and Noel and his team have to invent not one but two implants for her. Meanwhile, a rescue black Labrador called Moogi needs treatment for severe arthritis, and a golden Labrador with a deformed paw is offered a bionic solution in the form of a unique, custom-made prosthesis.

Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure

STV, 9pm

FOLLOWING in the footsteps of David Baddiel, Joanna Lumley heads on an exploration of the Silk Road. In Venice, Joanna discovers how the Silk Road helped the region’s merchants and the city state grow rich and powerful. Later, she heads to Albania and Turkey, starting in Istanbul, a pivotal Silk Road city on the crossroads of Europe and Asia. After a 14-hour journey to the far east of Turkey, she enjoys cheese-making before heading into the highlands close to the Georgian and Armenian borders.


BBC2, 9pm

GIVEN the soap opera-style life of the Getty family, it’s clear why TV and filmmakers would want to dramatise it. The dream team of Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy and director Danny Boyle join forces for this saga reminiscent of the Ridley Scott and Christopher Plummer movie All the Money in the World. It boasts a starry cast, including Donald Sutherland, Anna Chancellor and Brendan Fraser.