TV tonight: how Anne Lister’s legacy inspires queer women | Television

Gentleman Jack Changed My Life

10.40pm, BBC One

Miriam Margolyes narrates this gloriously uplifting hour dedicated to the Gentleman Jack effect – how 19th-century landowner and lesbian diarist Anne Lister’s legacy influences and inspires queer women today. With a focus on the hit BBC drama starring Suranne Jones, the program also features its creator, Sally Wainwright, along with six women inspired by Anne’s courage to live openly and fully – including sixtysomething Yvonne, who realized she was gay after watching the show. HR

DIY SOS: The Big Build

8pm, BBC One

“It’s going to be touch and go,” says the ever-calm Nick Knowles as the build team head to Bristol’s Southmead to smarten up a neglected children’s adventure playground. The community center is essential for young people’s development, its enthusiastic staff say. An impossible challenge, a worthy cause: cue the tears. Henry Wong

The Martin Lewis Money Show: Live

8pm, ITV

When the Money Saving Expert recently admitted that he was “out of tools” to help people with the cost of living crisis, we knew we were in deep trouble. But here he is, alongside co-host Angellica Bell, to give the best advice he’s got and answer viewers’ questions. HR

The Witch Hunts: Lucy Worsley Investigates

9pm, BBC Two

Some of the darkest chapters in UK history… The Witch Hunts: Lucy Worsley Investigates. Photograph: Screengrab / BBC Studios

Lucy Worsley reexamines some of the darkest chapters in UK history using modern understanding of factors such as mental health. First up: witch hunts, which started more than 400 years ago when a group of Scottish women were executed, leading to the state-sanctioned killing of so-called witches. HR

Liam Gallagher: 48 Hours at Rockfield

9pm, Sky Arts

More of the Gallaghers on your screens this week. In this one-off documentary, Liam Gallagher is joined by his two sons as he chats about big nights out, approaching 50 and fatherhood, in between playing a few hits at the famous studios. HR

State of the Union

10pm, BBC Two

Nick Hornby’s comedy-drama returns – each 10-minute episode a bitter little pill. We now have a new couple, chatting before their weekly counseling session: Brendan Gleeson is Scott, an old-school businessman confused by modernity and the diverging interests of his dissatisfied wife, Ellen (Patricia Clarkson). Jack Seale

Film choice

Ha Jung-woo and Kim Min-hee in The Handmaiden.
Elegant thriller… Ha Jung-woo and Kim Min-hee in The Handmaiden. Photograph: Moho Film / Allstar

The Handmaiden(Chan-wook Park, 2016), 1.05am, Film4
Sarah Waters’s acclaimed crime novel Fingersmith is the source for this elegant, erotic psychological thriller from Oldboy director Park Chan-wook. Set in a Korea under Japanese occupation in the early 20th century, the tangled tale follows a plot by conman Fujiwara (Ha Jung-woo) to marry heiress Hideko (Kim Min-hee) and then get her committed to an asylum, pocketing her money . He installs sidekick Sook-Hee (Kim Tae-ri) as Hideko’s maid to assist him, but the young woman and her victim fall in love. Sook-Hee narrates her part in the scheme, but that’s only half of it, as Hideko then tells her own, very different story – one of child abuse, sadism and pornographic literature. Simon Wardell

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