Staying in tonight? Here's what to watch on the box
A new series on Charles Manson, the Super Cup Final and a life in shows with Christian Louboutin
Sky Atlantic, 9pm
If you're in the mood for something a little different from your run-of-the-mill crime procedural series, Aquarius might be the ticket. David Duchovny (Mulder from the X-Files, remember him?) stars in this 1960s cop drama about a police sergeant in Los Angeles who embarks on an undercover investigation of cult leader Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony).
Advance word on the show is solid and Duchovny is a solid performer so this is probably worth dedicating an hour of your Tuesday evening to.
Channel 4 4, 9pm
Cameras follow a year in the life of Christian Louboutin, one of the world’s most famous shoe designers, whose stilettos alone can cost up to £6,000 a pair. Filmmaker Michael Waldman reveals the determination, hard work and creativity that have seen Louboutin revolutionise contemporary footwear, and his attempts to expand his business empire into new super-rich markets in Asia. Less clear is just why the rich and shameless so crave his gear.
SUPER CUP FINAL: BARCELONA v SEVILLA
Barcelona v Sevilla. Live coverage (kick-off 7.45pm) of the UEFA Super Cup Final between the Champions League and Europa League winners, from Boris Paichadze National Stadium in Tbilisi, Georgia. This encounter has been dominated by Spanish clubs in recent seasons, with teams from La Liga lifting the trophy in five of the last six years. Presented by Darragh Maloney, with commentary by George Hamilton and Brian Kerr, and analysis from John Giles and Richie Sadlier.
Postponed last Tuesday to make way for tributes to Cilla Black, this documentary reveals that every 12 hours a child in the UK is taken by a parent or family member, with the guardian left behind often going through years of heartache and red tape just to see them again. The film follows three parents on emotional and dramatic journeys as they fight their ex-partners through the international courts in a bid to get their children back from foreign countries. With access to a team of child-recovery experts, we see how some parents are taking desperate measures. Narrated by Paul McGann.
It’s farewell to Dennis Waterman, a much subtler actor than he’s usually given credit for, who has pretty much been the linchpin holding New Tricks together since the other original cast members left. In the conclusion of a two-part story, Danny (Denis Lawson) takes Gerry (Waterman) on the run as they try to prove his innocence, but Gerry is keeping tight-lipped about his involvement with past dodgy dealings.
FILM: THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE
BBC1, 12.25am (1992, Thriller)
The 90s was ablaze with ripe thrillers featuring psychopathic women, but director Curtis Hanson’s offering is by far the pick of the bunch. Rebecca De Mornay tears up the screen as a vengeful woman who takes a job as nanny to a middle-class couple’s baby, purely in order to wreak revenge on the child’s mother, who she blames for her own husband’s suicide.