A couple of factual shows tonight which might be of interest. At 9pm BBC4 has Hollywood’s Brightest Bombshell, a documentary about Hedy Lamarr, which covers her on- and off-screen lives, unpacking her remarkable and little-known record as a scientific innovator. (I was entirely unaware of it until alerted three years ago by the reliably excellent You Must Remember This podcast.)
At the same time, ITV 1 is showing the first of its two-parter about Family man Charles Manson. The Lost Tapes promises some never-seen-before footage which draws on the archive of deceased filmmaker Robert Hendrickson, who had been given exclusive access to Manson and his gang. Will it add anything to the story? Don’t know, but I’ll be watching.
And a Netflix roundup: season 3 of yes-I-know-I-should-be-watching-it The Good Place starts on Friday. CJ says that The Good Cop is “criminally bad”. And I also feel bound to report that my daughter loves Maniac, and watched the whole thing in a weekend. Let’s say 90%, Metacritic, if you’re looking in.