TV this night: Little Combine search for Britain’s subsequent large pop band

Little Mix: The Search

7pm, BBC One

Former X Factor winners and one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, Little Mix now take their seats on the judging panel as they launch this new series, searching for the nation’s best performers to form a group to support them on their next tour. After sifting through thousands of online singing submissions, the group begin their live studio auditions with the hunt for talent to create a showstopping boyband. Will electrician Adam woo the group, despite not knowing who ‘NSync are, or will shy labourer Lee fare better? Ammar Kalia

Bernard Haitink, the Enigmatic Maestro

7.30pm, BBC Two

Film-maker John Bridcut turns his lens on to the life of the revered conductor Bernard Haitink after his recent retirement at the age of 90. He interviews the softly spoken Haitink to trace his lifelong affinity for the work of Anton Bruckner, as well as his collaborative approach to music. AK

Bone Detectives: Britain’s Buried Secrets

8pm, Channel 4

Palaeontologist Tori Herridge is back with her team of human remains aficionados for the second season of this show piecing together the stories of unearthed bones. Up first is the grisly tale of 13 bodies whose skulls have been cut open in a 19th-century Bristol graveyard. AK

Strictly: The Best of Blackpool

8.15pm, BBC One

Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennet in Blackpool. Photograph: PA

“We just want to get to Blackpool,” is a common refrain from Strictly contestants in the early weeks, and this Tess and Claudia-hosted special focuses on classic moments from the Tower Ballroom. Jives and quicksteps from Kelvin Fletcher, Jill Halfpenny and Harry Judd all feature. Hannah Verdier

Race to Perfection

9pm, Sky Documentaries

This exhaustive history of Formula One motor racing continues to blaze a trail from 1950 through to the present day. Tonight, we get mechanical as we track the technical evolution of the F1 racing car over the decades. How has the balancing act between speed and safety been maintained? Phil Harrison

The Beach: Isolation in Paradise

10.50pm, BBC Four

Entertainingly grouchy Aussie film-maker Warwick Thornton continues his self-imposed exile on a remote peninsula for another transportive double bill. As well as a study in solitude, it is also a soothing cooking show as Thornton sizzles up seafood between chats with his loyal chooks. Graeme Virtue

Film choice

Man Up, 12.20am, BBC One

A rather more mature offering from The Inbetweeners Movie director Ben Palmer. Lake Bell is singleton Nancy who, on a whim, takes another (much younger) woman’s place on a blind date with newly divorced Jack (Simon Pegg). We know where it’s leading, but this couple see it through with charm. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Champions Cup Rugby Union, 12.30pm, Channel 4. A semi-final clash.

International T20 Women’s Cricket: England v West Indies, 12.45pm, BBC Two. The third of the five-match series from Derby.

Premier League Football: West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea, 5pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Burnley v Southampton follows at 8pm.

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