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Let’s Make a Love Scene

10pm, Channel 4

Can you find love by re-enacting sex scenes from TV and film with single strangers? Yes, this really is the concept for a new dating show (and worryingly, it isn’t even the most bizarre one there’s been). Ellie Taylor is joined by intimacy coordinator Rufai “Roo” Ajala and acting coach Emma Crompton to help everyone get into character. In the first of two parts, therapist Starr takes on Fifty Shades of Grey, Ghost and The Notebook with three potential matches. Hollie Richardson

Guy Garvey: From the Vaults

8pm, Sky Arts

The Elbow frontman returns to riffle through the ITV archives to find offbeat musical performances and choice interview clips. First up is 1989, which means Melvyn Bragg waxing lyrical about Sonic Youth, Grace Jones charming Dame Edna while Tony Curtis looks on, plus the Stone Roses’ TV debut. Graeme Virtue

Meet the Khans: Big in Bolton

8.30pm, BBC Three

Amir and Faryal Khan seem like perfectly pleasant people, which makes this reality show offering an insight into their lives initially engaging but, eventually, slightly bland. Few Kardashian-style family dramas here – instead, Amir heads off to Nebraska to prepare for a fight and Faryal organises a family send-off. It’s cute but prosaic stuff. Phil Harrison

The Terror: Infamy

9pm, BBC Two

The second series in the horror anthology is atmospheric and thought-provoking, with its Japanese-American characters now in a California internment camp during the second world war. As talk of the mythical bakemono intensifies, some residents start behaving very oddly. Jack Seale

Effervescent … The Other One is a sitcom about a family discovering new members. Photograph: Joseph Scanlon/BBC/Tiger Aspect Productions

The Other One

9.30pm, BBC One

More from this effervescent sitcom about a family discovering endless new members. Ill-matched sisters Cathy (Ellie White) and Cat (Lauren Socha) have only just come to terms with each other. So why not introduce a long-lost brother (Christopher Jeffers’s Callum)? Better still, Callum and Cathy have a forbidden attraction. PH

Love Life

10.40pm, BBC One

The brilliant second season continues with a double bill. Marcus dreads a visit to his parents’ house where he will face their “I told you so” comments on his divorce, so he hooks up with an old flame to take his mind off things – but his mother quickly interferes. HR

Film choice

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
An engaging, respectful sequel … Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Photograph: Kimberley French/AP

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Jason Reitman, 2021) 9.50am, 8pm, Sky Cinema Premiere

Jason Reitman’s engaging fantasy comedy is a respectful sequel to his father Ivan’s 1980s films (the all-female 2016 take is ignored) but with added stylistic nods to Stranger Things and the Spielberg of Close Encounters and ET. Here, the ghoul-chasers are kids: siblings Trevor (ST’s Finn Wolfhard) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace). Stuck in a dusty rural backwater with their single mum Callie (Carrie Coon), they discover a connection to the Ghostbusters of yore when earth tremors presage apocalyptic brouhaha. Simon Wardell

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