Monday’s best TV: Teachers Training to Kill; Moving On – The Guardian

Monday’s best TV: Teachers Training to Kill; Moving On – The Guardian

Teachers Training to Kill

9pm, Channel 4

Kira Phillips’s disturbing documentary explores the debate around how best to protect pupils in US schools, where shootings are becoming ever more frequent. Urged on by a gung-ho pro-gun president, many school boards are considering arming staff. In Butler County, Ohio, we see a group of teachers attend a controversial summer school at which they are trained to use guns. Equally grotesque is a Trump-supporting local sheriff who wants to arm every teacher in the county. The question is: do they want to carry guns? Mike Bradley

Moving On

2.15pm, BBC One

The drama series created by Jimmy McGovern starts a new run. Today’s instalment stars Shobna Gulati and Ben Tavassoli in the tale of a university cleaner who discovers a newfound confidence when he accidentally winds up pretending to be a lecturer. Will he get found out? The series continues all week with a different story each day. MB

Moon and Me

5.45pm, CBeebies

Move over Igglepiggle, there’s a new band of nocturnal CBeebers on the scene and they are just as resistant to bedtime. Pepi Nana and pals live in a doll’s house and come awake when the moon shines. Under-fives will be enchanted, while parents might recognise the voice of Nina Sosanya as narrator. Ellen E Jones

Inside Europe: 10 Years of Turmoil

9pm, BBC Two

The eerily well-timed series about frantic European negotiations moves on to the 2010 Greek bailout and the years of austerity and uncertainty that followed. For those who love politics as a spectator sport, the tales of tense summits and plain speaking in private telephone calls are compelling. Jack Seale

Don McCullin: Looking for England

9pm, BBC Four

Famous for his war-zone photojournalism, at 83 years old Don McCullin says: “I want to see how England has evolved in the 60 years of my photographic life.” So he loads up his trusty Mamiya and sets off to compare the country of today with a stunning catalogue of images from the past. MB

Dispatches: Skipping School – Britain’s Invisible Kids

10.15pm, Channel 4

The number of children being taught at home has risen markedly in recent years. But what are the implications for their educational and social skills? Anne Longfield, the children’s commissioner for England, speaks to parents, kids and teachers in search of answers. Phil Harrison

Film choice

Minority Report 9pm, Sky One

Tom Cruise is John Anderton, head of a squad who foresee and prevent murders before they are committed. But for political reasons he is framed, and goes on the run pursued by investigator Colin Farrell. Adapted from a Philip K Dick story, Spielberg’s sci-fi is a Hitchcockian thriller set in a flawlessly realised futureworld. Paul Howlett

Today’s best live sport

Women’s World Rugby Sevens 6.10am, Sky Sports Main Event

Coverage of day two of the Sydney Sevens.

Test Cricket: West Indies v England 1.30pm, Sky Sports Cricket

Final day of the second Test.

Premier League Football: West Ham United v Liverpool 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event

The visitors continue their title challenge.


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