TV tonight: murder, fantasy and racial tension combine in Penny Dreadful spinoff

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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

9pm, Sky Atlantic

This 30s spinoff to the supernatural mystery series Penny Dreadful sees Nathan Lane and Daniel Zovatto play a pair of Los Angeles detectives investigating a murder in a city still coming to terms with its Mexican-American identity. With the creator, John Logan, taking his cues from Mexican folklore, Zovatto plays the city’s first Chicano detective, who, along with Lane, comes across the powerful and possibly shape-shifting Magda (Natalie Dormer) in this opener. Ammar Kalia

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces

9pm, Channel 4

This week’s celebration of small-scale builds is extra small as Suffolk-based couple Will and Lauren go about building a den for their toddler. At the other end of the scale is a gigantic decommissioned jet plane, one section of which Steve plans to turn into a caravan. Ellen E Jones

The Railway 24/7

9pm, Channel 5

The documentary series that rides the rails with the staff and management of TransPennine Express continues. A fatality on the main line between Leeds and Manchester causes tragedy and headaches but at least the graffiti-cleaning crews seem happy in their work: “It’s like the Karate Kid … wax on, wax off.” Graeme Virtue

The Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men

9pm, Sky Documentaries

Wu-Tang Clan

Hip-hop heroes … Wu-Tang Clan. Photograph: Endeavor/Mass Appeal / Endeavor Content

This excellent retrospective concludes with an exploration of the Wu-Tang Clan’s later years. By the turn of the century, the collective had splintered. What followed ranged from impressive solo careers (Ghostface Killah) to tragedy (Ol’ Dirty Bastard). Phil Harrison

Welcome to Chechnya: The Gay Purge

9pm, BBC Four

The investigative reporter David France brings this vital yet harrowing feature-length Storyville documentary on the state-sanctioned purging of gay communities in Russia-governed Chechnya. France paints a heart-thumping picture of necessary escape for those affected. AK

F*ck That’s Delicious

10pm, Vice

Foul-mouthed gourmand-cum-rapper Action Bronson is back for the fourth season of his travelling food show. This week, Bronson is in London, tantalising viewers with a reminder of life pre-lockdown by sampling Turkish doner at Mangal 2 in Dalston and sizzling bone marrow at Black Axe Mangal in Highbury. AK

Film choice

Katherine Waterston in Alien: Covenant

Narrative ark … Katherine Waterston in Alien: Covenant. Photograph: Mark Rogers/AP

Alien: Covenant (Ridley Scott, 2017), 9pm, Film 4
The crew of the labyrinthine spaceship Covenant – along with the enigmatic android Walter (Michael Fassbender) – are awoken from cryosleep, change course for a strange planet, find a crashed alien craft, go poking around – and we all know where that leads. Ridley Scott pilots his Prometheus prequel-sequel almost back to the original Alien – a little familiar, but still screaming silently, terrifyingly in space. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Premier League football: Bournemouth vs Newcastle 5.30pm, Sky Sports Pick. Free-to-air match from Dean Court.

Premier League football: Everton v Leicester City 5.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Top-flight clash at Goodison Park.

Premier League football: West Ham United v Chelsea 8pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Live from the London Stadium.

The Guardian

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