TV tonight: Nick Broomfield returns to the scene of the crime – The Guardian

Posted: September 22, 2021 at 3:10 am

Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie and Tupac9pm, BBC Two

Nick Broomfield and his unruly boom mic first ventured into the murky world of US hip-hop back in 2002. His doc Biggie & Tupac asked serious questions of both Death Row Records boss Suge Knight and the LAPD. Nothing was ever quite resolved, however, and this year he returned to the subject. This update is less a factual conclusion and more a philosophical look at what the marketing of violence and nihilism actually meant to the culture into which it emerged. Phil Harrison

What a damn-near perfect thing this is: in common with Detectorists, a wry (but hilarious) meditation on nostalgia, ageing and our relationship with the natural world. Tonight, Bob and Paul take a boat in the Norfolk Broads hoping to catch themselves some East Anglian rudd. Ali Catterall

Another elegantly realised investigation for Shaun Evanss melancholy young Morse. A taxi driver is found dead in his cab, having owed money all over southern England. Morse is led to a nudist colony and a blue-movie cinema in search of answers. Needless to say, none of these outings improve his bleak, self-destructive mood. PH

Internal and external trauma dovetail in this penultimate episode of the claustrophobic, conspiratorial, self-consciously portentous drama. For Amy (Suranne Jones), the sub feels more and more like a prison as hostile boats force a lockdown. Back on land but only marginally less rattled, Rose Leslies Kirsten searches for clues. PH

And then there were six: the gruelling celebrity purge continues. Tonight, hand-to-hand combat as the celebrities get to do what theyve wanted to do since arrival and kick lumps out of their SAS tormentors. Dont be surprised to see Foxy, Ant and pals get their own back at some point, though. PH

With a devastating terrorist attack as its fulcrum, this new series from DR (The Killing, Borgen) tells a thoughtful story about our interconnected lives. Nine days before the tragic events in Copenhagen, a wedding anniversary celebration is cut short and a young girl discovers a mysterious bag. Ellen E Jones

Boyz N the Hood (John Singleton, 1991), 10.45pm, BBC TwoJohn Singletons powerful and compassionate debut earned him an Oscar nomination at 22. This landmark drama about a young African Americans struggle on the streets of LA, where crack, bad cops and gang warfare are rife, stars Cuba Gooding Jr as Tre Styles and Ice Cube as his friend Doughboy. Paul Howlett

Premiership Rugby Union: Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins 2pm, BT Sport 1, From Kingston Park Stadium.

Cycling: Road World Championships 2pm, Eurosport 1, The mens individual time-trial.

Premier League Football: West Ham v Manchester United 2pm, Sky Sports Main Event, With Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea to follow at 4.30pm.

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TV tonight: Nick Broomfield returns to the scene of the crime - The Guardian

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