TV tonight: how the climate crisis is turning our weather wild

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TV tonight: how the climate crisis is turning our weather wild

Justin Rowlatt on the Panorama special Wild Weather: Our World Under Threat.

Panorama investigates the threat to our world. Plus: Jonathan Majors and Idris Elba star in a Netflix western. Here’s what to watch this evening

Wed 3 Nov 2021 02.00 EDT

Wild Weather: Our World Under Threat

7.30pm, BBC One

Wildfires, dust storms, floods. If it feels as if we’re living in a dystopian world where freak weather events are becoming commonplace – that’s because, well … we are. Panorama’s Justin Rowlatt investigates how this is affecting civilisation, including the people of Madagascar who are on the brink of the world’s first climate change-induced famine. They’re not exactly easy realisations to digest, but that surely just proves how important it is to stay tuned. Hollie Richardson

Location, Location, Location

8pm, Channel 4

Kirstie and Phil revisit couples who, a few years ago, had to compromise. In 2019, Alistair and Candice dreamed of starting a family in the swankiest part of Swindon – now we see how they like their less glamorous location. In 2018, Thomas and Angelina prioritised a garden in Bolton. Are they even using it? Jack Seale

Universe

9pm, BBC Two

Are we alone? Prof Brian Cox wants to know.

Is there anybody out there? Professor Brian Cox continues his mind-boggling exploration of the cosmos, this time looking at other lifeforms. Over the last few decades, ultra-sensitive telescopes and dogged detective work have transformed alien planet-hunting from science fiction into hard fact. Are we really alone? HR

The Love Trap

10pm, Channel 4

The savage dating show continues, as David’s friend enters the mansion acting as an undercover single woman – she will decide which trio will be taken to the trap room this week. Will someone please just take them to the First Dates restaurant for a nice meal instead? HR

Station 19

10pm, Sky Witness

After the recent crossover that saw the firefighters of Station 19 join forces with the Grey’s Anatomy medical gang for a double helping of melodramatic crisis management, it’s back to normal for this fifth season. Normal in this instance meaning volatile relationships being negotiated amid professional chaos – in tonight’s case, thanks to reckless behaviour at a festival. Phil Harrison

The L Word: Generation Q

10.15pm, Sky Atlantic

Set over more than 10 years after The L Word, this sequel confidently carries on unpicking LGBTQ+ love, heartbreak, sex and setbacks in its second season. Tonight’s opener sees Bette forced to navigate some major changes, while Shane gets pulled into LA’s poker scene. HR

Film choice

Regina King, Idris Elba and LaKeith Stanfield. in The Harder They Fall.

The Harder They Fall, (The Bullitts, 2021), Netflix
The fact that a western with an almost entirely black cast is surprising says a lot about the genre’s partiality down the decades. Director and co-writer Jeymes Samuel is here to change all that, taking real historical figures and letting them fly in a kinetic drama with more than a nod to the stylings of Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee, but which still loves a good spaghetti western closeup. Jonathan Majors is in endearing form as outlaw Nat Love, whose revenge mission after his parents are killed leads him to Idris Elba’s bad guy Rufus Buck. The likes of Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Lakeith Stanfield and Delroy Lindo give classy support in a fun, bloody revisioning. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Champions League football: Liverpool v Atletico Madrid BT Sport 2, 7pm. The Group B match from Anfield.

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