TV tonight: The voices of ending Britain’s cost of living crisis speak out | Television

Dispatches: Broke – UK Debt Emergency

10 p.m., Channel 4

Despite being called ‘insignificant’ compared to recent royal news by a certain BBC reporter, the cost of living crisis has certainly not gone away – in fact, it will get worse. In this special episode of Dispatches, debt advisers from Citizens Advice and some of the 14 million people the organization says won’t be able to pay their energy bills this fall, tell their stories. In Southend, mum Carly is facing £20,000 debt following payday loans. In Manchester, Mateena, 28, says she lives on sugar cubes for her meals. This is the reality explored here. Hollie Richardson

Handmade: Britain’s finest cabinetmaker

8 p.m., Channel 4

A little more… After its debut last year, the wood-themed tribute Bake Off hosted by Mel Giedroyc returns with two new judges in the form of entrepreneur Sophie Sellu and design expert Tom Dyckhoff. The new group of 10 candidates seems enthusiastic, but can they create a knockout table in two days? Graeme Virtue

Sky Arts Book Club

8 p.m., Sky Arts

Raven Smith – aka “Instagram’s Funniest Man” – joins Andi Oliver and Elizabeth Day to talk about her hilarious book Men. Tahmima Anam also discusses his tech-satire novel The Startup Wife, while the ultimate bookworm Simon Savidge shares his recommendations. HOUR

Kabul airport escape

9 p.m., BBC 2

Desperate days… Evacuees trying to break through the airport perimeter, in Escape from Kabul Airport. Photo: Pajhwok Afghan News/BBC/Amos Pictures

It was 18 desperate and dramatic days in August 2021 when the United States ended its longest war by staging the largest airlift operation in its history. This feature-length documentary combines shocking on-the-ground footage of the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe and interviews with fleeing Afghan citizens, US Marines and even Taliban fighters. Ellen E. Jones


9:45 p.m. Sky Max

The tattered and irresistible petty crime continues. Tonight, Joe Gilgun’s Vinnie leads his hapless friends through an adventure in the woods, which is disrupted by cocaine-induced paranoia and diarrhea-inducing foraging. The group dynamic is well captured and Gilgun is as endearing as ever: optimistic but with a winning advantage of vulnerability. Phil Harrison


11:05 p.m., Channel 4

In the penultimate episode of the series, baby Paul arrives (huzzah!), Georgina sends a new wife to court, and Marial finds herself newly engaged. But none of this can stop Peter from worrying about Catherine finding out that he, as he puts it, “fucked his mother and killed her.” HOUR

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