Home Fires is tonight´s pick of the day in ITV, a drama series set in a Cheshire village during the Second World War.
The isolated community could not feel further away from the impending bloodshed and battlefields, yet it is not immune from the effects of war. Everyone must make sacrifices as war starts to have an impact on the village. As Pat’s marriage deteriorates, Kate and Jack’s relationship intensifies.
The war action is Napoleonic later on BBC One as Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell features a time when magic once existed and is about to return. So begins a dangerous battle between two great men. Eddie Marsan, Bertie Carvel, Charlotte Riley, and Alice Englert star in the seven-part mini-series, which has been adapted from Susanna Clarke’s bestselling novel by Peter Harness and directed by Toby Haynes.
Meanwhile, on BBC 2, The Detectives is a three-part series that gets inside the mind of a new breed of detective, specially trained to investigate sex offences. The programmes show what it is like to tackle the crimes that carry the toughest sentences, yet the lowest conviction rates.
This episode follows the first part of the high-profile historic-abuse investigation into Ray Teret, a Manchester DJ and friend of Jimmy Saville, accused of a string of sex offences against schoolgirls in the 60s and 70s. Going behind the headlines, it shows what it takes to crack a case when the crimes were committed more than 30 years ago. This is no easy task when there is no crime scene, no cctv and no Dna evidence to help the detectives.