The Bidding Room (BBC1, 3.45pm)

THIS series, which began its daytime daily run last week, is from the makers of The Repair Shop. It’s hosted by Nigel Havers, who on this occasion gets a chance to relive his childhood when a member of the public brings a selection of highly collectible Hornby model railway equipment. Will the experts trying to bag a bargain be on track with their valuation, or are their hopes and dreams about to be derailed? Only time will tell ...

Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30pm)

This series is always a tasty confection, especially if you fancy a break from the endlessly bleak news. The cooking contest is back for a new run, and in Hertfordshire, 33-year-old bargain-seeker Heidi serves up a bold Asian menu. The cost-conscious host serves a cheap meat alternative for her starter. But will it, and a game that mimics her shopping habits, satisfy her guests?

Murder in the Car Park (C4, 9pm)

ON March 10, 1987, the body of private investigator Daniel Morgan was found in the car park of a south London pub – he had £1000 in his pocket and an axe buried in his head. More than 30 years on, who killed him remains a mystery. Channel 4’s true crime docudrama series delves into a case that has been linked to the News of the World “investigative journalism” scandal, the criminal underworld, police corruption and the British establishment. For the first time, hose once suspected of killing Morgan, the investigating officers and his grieving brother tell their sides of a disturbing story.

Art of Persia (BBC4, 9pm)

FROM labyrinthine bazaars to Persepolis – the seat of Persia’s ancient kings – to a temple where a holy fire has burned for 1000 years, broadcaster and journalist Samira Ahmed takes viewers on a remarkable journey. The Persians once ruled a vast empire from Egypt to India, but their culture was nearly lost. Waves of conquering dynasties brought a new language and a new religion. But despite subjugation, blood and revolution, Persia’s culture flourished. Iranians’ sense of identity helped them weather the storms of conquest and their art and language became weapons of resistance and defiance.