TV tonight: a searing reminder of the horrific injustice at Grenfell, five years on


10.30pm, Channel 4

It has been five years since 72 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire. Split over two nights, this verbatim play about the inquiry into it is a searing reminder of the injustices. The first half includes infuriating accounts of the architects behind the decision to use highly flammable cladding. “This disaster happened in a city where there is one housing system for the rich and another housing system for the poor,” says Leslie Thomas QC. “That political, social and economic context cannot be ignored … nor can it be decoupled from race.” Difficult but essential viewing. Hollie Richardson

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: Inside the Elizabeth Line

8pm, BBC Two

“Constructing Crossrail is like undertaking heart surgery on a patient while that patient is awake,” describes a very stressed worker in the early days of the project – a sign that it would inevitably end up being four years late and £4bn over budget. This weirdly intense and fascinating documentary picks up from 2019 when CEO Mark Wild took over the Elizabeth Line. HR

The Outlaws

9pm, BBC One

Dangerous and unconventional … The Outlaws. Photograph: David Emery/BBC/Big Talk/Four Eyes

Stephen Merchant’s sitcom-drama-thriller continues, with the naive but resourceful gang now fully acquainted with scary crime boss the Dean (Claes Bang). Their scheme to make money to appease him is, typically, as dangerous as it is unconventional. Jack Seale

Our Falklands War: A Frontline Story

9pm, BBC Two

Forty years on from the 74-day conflict, Falklands frontline soldiers tell their story, which sometimes feels like group therapy. Recollections are bleak and frequently gruesome – panicked letters home and bloodshed – highlighting the lifelong impact of even a short war. Henry Wong

What Killed the Whale?

9pm, Channel 4

What is behind the rise in whale strandings along the UK coastline? Believe it or not, an autopsy on a 40ft sei whale washed up near Edinburgh suggests it’s the fault of humans. Biologist Ella Al-Shamahi presents this documentary, which explores a bleak ecological crisis and offers a few possible solutions. Phil Harrison


9pm, BBC Four

There’s something reliably funny about technology-averse family members getting to grips with newfangled gadgets gifted to them. In this Tim Price play, widower Roger shouts “Jaysus!” a lot at the smart speaker that his daughter gets him in lockdown. But the comedy soon takes a darker turn. HR

Live sport

Uefa Nations League Football: Northern Ireland v Cyprus 1.15pm, Premier Sports 1. A Group C2 match at Windsor Park.