HMS Belfast: WW2’s Great Survivor, Channel 5, 9pm

ROB Bell continues his celebration of the ships that played a key role in Britain’s history by visiting the Second World War cruiser HMS Belfast, which helped to bring down the Nazis. The sole survivor of the British ships that bombarded the Normandy coast on D-Day, Belfast has been preserved in immaculate condition, as Rob discovers when he gets a chance to fire one of the guns. He also meets veteran John, who was on board the ship when it was attacked by a Nazi mine, and learns more about the Battle of North Cape, when HMS Belfast squared up the pride of the German army.

Death and Nightingales, BBC2, 9pm

BETH decides to tell Mercy that she is leaving Fermanagh, but Mercy protests and exclaims that it will break her heart, and Billy’s too. Later, Beth puts her plan to run away with Liam into action, and prepares some sandwiches laced with opiates. Later, a suspicious and very drunk Billy questions Beth, desperate to know if there is anything she has to tell him. Dramatisation of Eugene McCabe’s novel set over the course of 24 hours, starring Ann Skelly, Jamie Dornan, Matthew Rhys and Charlene McKenna.

World’s Weirdest Homes, Channel 4, 9pm

MANY people want to make their mark on their homes, but what drives someone to live in a property that truly is one-of-a-kind? That’s the question that Charlie Luxton is asking as he goes in search of some of the world’s quirkiest properties, ranging from a giant sandcastle to a farm that floats on the ocean and the tallest single-family home on the planet. Along the way, he meets some of owners, including a Bible-obsessed Dutch entrepreneur and a group of scientists who are pretending they live on Mars. There’s also a billionaire YouTube celebrity who has set up his own zoo, populated by animals named in honour of designers and fashion-conscious celebrities.