What Makes a Murderer (C4, 9pm)

NEW series. Convicted murderers submit themselves to biological and psychological investigations to determine whether they truly had control over their actions. First up is 71-year-old John Massey, Britain’s longest-serving murderer, who spent 43 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a nightclub bouncer in 1975. Neurocriminologist professor Adrian Raine looks for biological causes of his behaviour, and forensic psychologist Dr Vicky Thakordas-Desai explores his most painful childhood experiences.

How to Stop Your Nuisance Calls (C5, 8pm)

AN investigation into the plague of nuisance and scam callers, such as incessant calls about PPI or accidents that never happened. Alexis Conran tells the stories of victims like Jeff, who lost £20,000 to fraudsters pretending to be his bank, and Jessica, who was brainwashed into thinking she was being monitored by the FBI. Alexis also meets police, bank representatives and members of the call centre industry to ask whether enough is being done to help, and reveals just what people can do to stop these callers.

Giri/Haji (BBC2, 9pm)

AS the emotional impact of Hotaka’s death takes its toll, the Moris set aside their conflict and hold a makeshift vigil where they make Yuto an offer – but it will mean betraying his brother. Rodney continues to deny his feelings of guilt over Tiff’s death, while in Tokyo, Rei and Natsuko break Sora and Eiko out of the safe house and hit the road.

New Amsterdam (More4, 10pm)

IF you’ve not read the source novel Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer, then chances are you’ll take this often gripping stethosoap at face value. This week, Max convinces Dr Sharpe to take a risk on his course of treatment, Bloom grapples with a difficult conversation; Frome works to help a transgender patient, and Dr Kapoor considers helping his son in a big way after advice from a friend.