The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Monday 22 March

Amy Johnson
·3 min read
The Top TV picks for Monday 22 March.
The Top TV picks for Monday 22 March.

Brave survivors speak out tonight in a new documentary into the shocking abuse scandal that plagued youth football in Britain. 

Football's Darkest Secret examines how the voices of those abused weren't heard for decades and what led to hundreds of men coming forward with their horrific stories.

There are plenty more investigations on screen this evening as Panorama looks into the handling of the pandemic from governments across the globe and Dispatches probes the decline of the high street. 

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Meanwhile, things are getting tense in ITV drama Unforgotten as it reaches its penultimate episode. 

Panorama: Covid: Who Got it Right? - 7pm - BBC One

Jane Corbin fronts Panorama: Covid Who Got it Right? (BBC)
Jane Corbin fronts Panorama: Covid Who Got it Right? (BBC)

Jane Corbin investigates how governments around the world reacted to the coronavirus pandemic and the success of the different strategies.

She uses data to understand the outcomes as she questions whether anyone got it right, one year into the global pandemic. 

Dispatches: The High Street Cash Crisis - 8pm - Channel 4

Debenhams is just one high street casualty. (Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images)
Debenhams is just one high street casualty. (Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images)

Dispatches examines the fall of the Britain's high streets and the collapse of chains like Debenhams and Poundworld owned by private equity firms. 

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Antony Barnett investigates just how much these firms are to blame when they so often end up with a healthy amount of cash despite the business failing. 

Football's Darkest Secret - 9pm - BBC One

Paul Stewart appears in Football's Darkest Secret. (BBC)
Paul Stewart appears in Football's Darkest Secret. (BBC)

A three-part documentary from Daniel Gordon explores the historical abuse that took place in youth football from the 1970s to the 1990s. 

The first episode begins with ex-footballer Andy Woodward's 2016 revelation that he was abused by youth coach Barry Bennell. 

The programme hears from other survivors, including former players Paul Stewart and David White, and how the abuse affected them into their careers. 

24 Hours in Police Custody - 9pm - Channel 4

Detective Sergeant Clare Gilbert in 24 Hours In Police Custody (Channel 4)
Detective Sergeant Clare Gilbert in 24 Hours In Police Custody (Channel 4)

In the first episode of the fourth series of 24 Hours in Police Custody, a 23-year-old man is arrested in Bedfordshire, accused of committing a string of violent crimes. 

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With a lack of evidence he's released but days later he reoffends and it's a race to track him down again. 

Unforgotten - 9pm - ITV

Liz White as Fiona Grayson and Daniel Flynn as Geoff Tomlinson in Unforgotten. (ITV)
Liz White as Fiona Grayson and Daniel Flynn as Geoff Tomlinson in Unforgotten. (ITV)

There's only two episodes of Unforgotten left to go, so things are about to start really hotting up for the suspects, two of them in particular. 

Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) and Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar) get closer to discovering what happened to Walsh but things also unexpectedly take a devastating turn for Cassie in her personal life. 

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