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Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue, Phil Harrison and Simon Wardell

TV tonight: a fresh series of claims about Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey pictured at an event in New York City in 2007
Kevin Spacey pictured at an event in New York City in 2007. Photograph: Peter Kramer/Getty Images

Spacey Unmasked

9pm, Channel 4

Last year, Kevin Spacey was acquitted of sexual offences against four men in a UK trial. In this two-part documentary, multiple men who are unrelated to those cases make a series of allegations against the actor. All of them, apart from one, are making their claims public for the first time. It does this alongside charting the Hollywood star’s rise in the 90s, the tabloids’ endless obsession with his sexuality, and his downfall. “He had these little dead eyes looking at me and I felt like I was staring at a soulless monster,” says one actor, Daniel, about a moment on set after filming his first TV scene with Spacey in House of Cards. Spacey denies all allegations. Hollie Richardson

Planet Earth III: Narrated By Kids

2pm, BBC One

The point of this experiment is to underline which generation really needs us to get our environmental act together, and letting schoolkids take turns to narrate Planet Earth footage really works: their diverse accents and temperaments are almost as fascinating as the footage. The film kicks off with a tale of a lost ostrich chick, as cute and thrilling as a Pixar short. Jack Seale

Come Dine With Me: The Professionals

5pm, Channel 4

Arguably the magic ingredient of Come Dine With Me is witnessing hubristic amateurs make grand culinary plans that crash and burn. But the spin-off featuring working chefs proved that it is not just the quality of the food that can cause friction. Series two begins its month-long run with a week of rival restaurateurs from Sheffield. Graeme Virtue

Galaxy Dance

7.45pm, BBC Three

This is a gloriously camp sci-fi live action/animation hybrid short film about Eurovision 2989 – now an interstellar dance competition with a huge prize fund that could save the Earth from extinction. There’s only one problem: our planet’s entry is always rubbish. Could the dance moves of a classic 90s pop bop save the day? HR

Blue Lights

9pm, BBC One

New response officer Shane becomes even shiftier this week, as he forces sweet Tommy into handling things in a definitely-not-above-board way. But will Tommy leave it too late to tell the rest of the unit about his suspicions? Meanwhile, Lee makes himself known as the new local leader, which means heaps more trouble for the Peelers ahead. HR

The Jinx: Part Two

9pm, Sky Documentaries

As the documentary series continues, Robert Durst’s murder trial begins. But the public nature of the case is creating problems. “I found Bob very entertaining,” admits DA John Lewin. “Just because you’re a murderer, doesn’t mean you can’t be charming.” Ultimately, it starts to feel as if the US’s reputation is on trial, too. Phil Harrison

Film choice

Unfrosted (Jerry Seinfeld, 2024), Netflix

Based on a true story in the same way that Froot Loops are based on fruit, Jerry Seinfeld’s feature directorial debut is another of that new movie genre, the product origin tale – but his take on the birth of Pop-Tarts favours comedy over accuracy. It’s 1963, and Kellogg’s head of development, Bob Cabana (Seinfeld), is vying with rival cereal firm Post – run by Amy Schumer’s Marjorie Post – to create a toastable breakfast snack. He is aided by ex-Nasa food boffin Donna Stankowski (Melissa McCarthy) but obstacles abound, including that inveterate scene-stealer Hugh Grant as a thwarted thesp stuck playing Tony the Tiger. A film of constant one-liners and cherishable big-name cameos. Simon Wardell

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