TV this night: the tale of the Iraq warfare – through the individuals who lived thru it

Once Upon a Time in Iraq

9pm, BBC Two

The film-maker James Bluemel, whose powerful 2016 series Exodus told the story of the European refugee crisis, turns his attention to documenting the legacy of the Iraq war. Told through first-person testimony, this series interviews Iraqi civilians, soldiers and journalists, who recount their histories of the war. We open with the story of Waleed Neysif, who was only 18 when the war began in 2003 and who initially supported it in the hope the country would be westernised. Ammar Kalia

Paramedics: Britain’s Lifesavers

9pm, Channel 4

This fly-on-the-wall documentary following the West Midlands ambulance service during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic is tough to watch. From the loneliness of an ex-nurse to call-handlers cramming five weeks’ training into a fortnight, it shows the human cost of the virus. Hannah Verdier

The Secrets She Keeps

9pm, BBC One

The Australian psychological thriller continues. With reporters having got wind of the story, the police suggest Jack gives a press conference on the hospital steps. Meanwhile, Hayden finally catches up with Agatha and is introduced to his new son, Rory (“I thought you were making him up!”). Ali Catterall

Shoplifters: At War With the Law

9pm, Channel 5

The security at the West Orchards shopping centre in Coventry are fighting a losing battle with the on average 70 people who shoplift from their stores each month. This series goes behind the scenes to witness how they evade detection and the work of the guards tasked to stop them. AK

Miracle Workers: The Dark Ages

9pm, Sky Comedy

Steve Buscemi reprises his enviable role as God and Daniel Radcliffe as his Earthbound angel in the second season of this comedy. Leaving the plush confines of Heaven Inc behind, the pair head to the medieval era, where they attempt to right the vast inequalities faced by the plague-stricken public. AK

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Lost Gold of World War II

9pm, Sky History

This US series shadows the treasure hunter John Casey as he seeks out a fortune buried in the Philippines by a Japanese general. Since this is the launch of season two, it is not much of a spoiler to reveal that progress has been slow, although a satellite scan of the region turns up some leads. Graeme Virtue

Film choice

Macbeth (Justin Kurzel, 2015), 11.10pm, Film4
Kurzel’s gory telling of the Scottish play stars Michael Fassbender as a commanding Macbeth, a warrior would-be king slipping into a delusional netherworld; Marion Cotillard fascinates as Lady Macbeth, grieving for their dead child. There is a wild beauty to this classic tragedy. Paul Howlett

Live sport

ANZ Premiership netball: Tactix v Magic 8am, Sky Sports Main Event. Coverage from the fifth round.

Berlin Bett1 Aces tennis 11am, Eurosport 2. Coverage of the opening quarter-final.

Premier League football: Manchester United v Southampton 7.30pm, Sky Pick. Free-to-air clash from Old Trafford.

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