John Simm gives good anguish, so he is the ideal choice to play academic Jonah Mulray in this gripping drama. Mulray flies to Hong Kong on receiving the news that his wife Megan has been killed in a car crash. The last thing she did was to leave a message on his phone, saying: “I’m sorry for what you’re going to find out … meet her and you’ll understand … I’ve got myself into something.” Summoned to identify her body, he discovers she had been leading a secret life. Now his raging, railing search for the truth begins. Mike Bradley
Travel Man: 48 Hours in Zurich
8.30pm, Channel 4
Richard Ayoade returns for another brief excursion, this time to Switzerland in the company of Frank Skinner. Together they share dadaist blessings, muesli memories and a moving account of how the world’s greatest footballer had his career snuffed out at the age of 11. MB
Black Earth Rising
9pm, BBC Two
A close second in the battle of tonight’s big dramas, this political thriller from Hugo Blick stars Michaela Coel as a legal investigator raised in Britain by an international lawyer (Harriet Walter) after being rescued from the genocide in Rwanda. As the riveting eight-part story begins, the pair clash over a controversial case. MB
9pm, Channel 4
The return of a series that raises suspicions about the exploitative tendencies of Channel 4 but turns out to be sympathetic. Tonight, in search of love are James, a young bachelor with Down’s syndrome, Charlotte, whose Asperger’s means she often speaks without a filter, and Mitch, a deaf man seeking Mr Right. David Stubbs
Oceans Apart: Art and the Pacific With James Fox
9pm, BBC Four
Dr Fox explores the deadly impact of colonisation, where exploration and exploitation go arm in arm, in this three-parter tracing Captain Cook’s voyages to the Pacific. This opener tells how the indigenous people held on to their art to survive, amid disastrous contact with the west. Ali Catterall
Before she got the keys to the Tardis, Jodie Whittaker beamed back to 1985 for this downbeat, but textured eight-part US drama based on true events. She plays CIA section chief Sandy Grimes, a specialist in Soviet affairs tasked with unmasking a high-level traitor; the first four episodes are stripped across the week. Graeme Virtue
The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum, 2014), 6.45pm, Film4
Dressed up as an old-fashioned war yarn about the Enigma code, Morten Tyldum’s film is a celebration of Bletchley Park’s hero, the mathematician Alan Turing, who was scandalously mistreated for his homosexuality. Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance is the centrepiece. Paul Howlett
Test Cricket: England v India 10.30am, Sky Sports Cricket. The fourth day’s play.
Uefa Nations League Football: Scotland v Albania 7.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Coverage of the Group C1 match from Hampden Park.
NFL: Detroit Lions v New York Jets 11.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. A match from the opening round of fixtures, from Ford Field.