Monday 2 November

Simply Nigella

BBC Two, 8.30pm

Relaxed, inspiring and as mouth-watering as ever, Nigella Lawson’s latest series shows us that what – and how – we cook can make us feel better and more alive. Packed with new recipes and tips designed to make our lives easier, Nigella proves that whatever the occasion, food, in the eating and the making, should always be pleasurable.

From energy-boosting breakfasts and satisfyingly simple suppers, to fuss-free ideas for feeding a crowd and ‘bowl food’ to nourish and uplift, every episode is full of irresistibly easy recipes to help create some breathing space after a busy working day, or unwind with friends and family at the weekend.

In this first episode, Nigella introduces us to recipes that are quick and calm. There’s Nigella’s favourite breakfast – a twist on avocado toast, with radishes; a deliciously different Thai noodle dish with cinnamon and prawns that was inspired by a recent holiday to Thailand; and a laid-back family supper of luscious lamb ribs with Nigella sativa (black cumin seeds), served with a speedy feta and avocado salad.

Lockerbie: My Brother’s Bomber – Storyville

BBC Four, 9.00pm

For some 25 years, Ken Dornstein has been haunted by the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland – a terrorist act that killed 270 people, including his older brother David. Only one person was ever convicted of the plot – who else was involved remains an open case. Now, in this emotional and suspenseful documentary, Dornstein sets out to find the men responsible for one of the worst attacks on Americans before 9/11. From the ruins and chaos of post-Gaddafi Libya, Dornstein hunts for clues to the identities and whereabouts of the suspects, who he tracks for almost five years across the Middle East and Europe. Dornstein encounters new witnesses and unearths fresh evidence that brings him closer to the truth about what really happened. A rare, real-life spy thriller, but also a meditation on loss, love, revenge, and the nature of obsession.

Is This Rape? Sex on Trial

BBC Three, 9.00pm

In a unique event to find out what British teenagers understand about rape, 24 of them are shown a specially written drama about a sexual encounter and are put to the test to see if they can work out if it is consensual sex or if a crime has been committed.


Channel 4, 10.00pm

Peggy is all ears when she eavesdrops on a fascinating new theory concerning the Waffle Hut shooter. Meanwhile, the Gerhardts’ search for Rye steps up a notch and Lou takes a trip to Fargo.