Pick of the day: Sex On Screen: Storyville
10pm, BBC Four
“For some reason I thought saying ‘no’ would make me more vulnerable than being naked,” remarks Jane Fonda in a documentary giving a female perspective on making sex scenes in the movies – from the first screen kiss in 1896 to the #MeToo movement of today. Director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s film (otherwise known as Body Parts) is at its most interesting when showing the nuts and bolts of creating a sex scene, hearing from intimacy co-ordinators, body doubles and, of course, the actresses themselves. It’s scathingly funny about the lack of imagination displayed by so many male screenwriters, and features Angela Robinson and Rose McGowan.
Match of the Day Live: The FA Cup
7.30pm, BBC One
Live coverage of the FA Cup is dominating the two most popular channels this week, and it starts tonight with BBC One’s broadcast from Craven Cottage, where Fulham host Leeds United. Meanwhile, ITV1 is screening Championship side Bristol City’s home tie against Manchester City and the slimmest possibility of some giant-killing.
Food Unwrapped Gets Fruity
8pm, Channel 4
Why are cucumbers wrapped in so much plastic and how many apples go into one can of cider? This and other questions that you may or may not have asked yourselves are addressed by the team regulars. Jimmy Doherty, who seems to get all the far-flung travel segments, is in India investigating the health claims made for pomegranates, while Matt Tebbutt takes a short-haul flight to Spain to discover why some oranges are easier to peel than others.
The Mormons are Coming
9pm, BBC Two
Chorley in Lancashire is home to the only European training centre for missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This documentary is the first time that the Mormon Church has allowed cameras into the centre. It follows three of the 53,000 young people who work as missionaries – most aged between 18 and 25 and liable to be away from home for two years, while they give up their names and become Elders and Sisters.
The Girl in the Box: The Kidnapping of Stephanie Slater
9pm, Channel 5
Another night, another true-crime documentary, this one about the kidnap of Stephanie Slater in 1992 and the extortionist and murderer Michael Sams’s attempts to evade the police. The first episode (of two) looks back at Slater’s abduction at knifepoint in Birmingham at the hands of Sams, who posed as a house buyer. Contacting her employer, he demanded a £175,000 ransom and threatened her life if the police were involved.
Home Greek Home
For anyone experiencing withdrawal symptoms after the end of Amanda and Alan’s Italian Job, this new series follows designer and TV presenter Sarah Moore (from BBC One’s Money For Nothing) as she sets about renovating a house on the Greek island of Skiathos. Unlike Amanda Holden, who bought her Sicilian apartment for one pound, Moore had to fork out £100,000 for her house – an element of jeopardy provided by the fact that she purchased the property online without viewing it in person. In the opening episode, the family learns about the complications that come with renovating a house in a country with different rules and regulations.