The Deceived (C5, 9pm)

PEAKY Blinders’s Emmett J Scanlan and Normal People’s Paul Mescal are among the stars of this new thriller co-written by Derry Girls’ Lisa McGee and her husband Tobias Beer. It centres on Ophelia Marsh, who is studying at Cambridge and embarks on a fling with charismatic lecturer Michael Callaghan. When he suddenly vanishes, she tracks him to his family home in Ireland an discovers that his spouse, the well-known author Roisin Mulvery, has perished in a fire. Michael admits to Ophelia that he told Roisin about their fling the night she died.

Once Upon a Time in Iraq (BBC2, 9pm)

WHEN Saddam Hussein was captured by coalition forces in December 2003, politicians in the White House believed this would be the turning point they needed to bring democracy to Iraq. This edition looks at how Saddam’s removal led to a new chapter of conflict as sectarian differences flared up to plunge Iraq into a civil war. Senior CIA analyst John Nixon was the first person to question Saddam, and the dictator’s answers during the five-week interrogation left the American both surprised and horrified.

Race Against the Virus: The Hunt for a Vaccine (C4, 9pm)

DOCUMENTARY revealing how Covid-19 spread unstoppably throughout the world, told through the eyes of key scientists on the frontline. Personal diaries kept by scientists and intensive care doctors give an insight into the race to identify the virus and try to unlock the secrets of its virulence. Racing to develop a vaccine, leading scientist Professor Sarah Gilbert discusses the pressures she faces.

Jurgen Klopp: Germany’s Greatest Export (C4, 10pm)

THIRTY years ago, Liverpool were the kings of English football, thanks largely to their Scottish contingent. Kenny Dalglish had led them to a record 18th league title, having followed in the footsteps of some of the likes of Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan. But then the title wins stopped. The club looked to the charismatic and witty Jurgen Klopp for salvation and in 2020 he delivered. With the aid of archive footage, this programme charts his success, with input from Dalglish, Steven Gerrard, Jurgen Klinsmann and John Barnes.