TV Tonight: our highlights for Tuesday, September 7, 2021

On TV tonight, the brilliant A House Through Time returns to BBC2, there’s a documentary about the tragic events of the 2001 New York terror attack on ITV called 9/11: Life Under Attack and The Yorkshire Vet starts again on Channel 5. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight.

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What’s on TV tonight

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Best TV shows on TV tonight

A House Through Time, 9pm, BBC2

David Olusoga brings history alive in this fascinating series. (Image credit: BBC)

David Olusoga’s excellent series begins another investigation into a house, this time in Headingley, Leeds. As usual, we get a wider history of the times as well as the stories of those who lived at No 5 Grosvenor Mount. In this first episode, they are a solicitor, later a magistrate, who was involved in Victorian reform; a cotton-mill worker who rose through society; and a building contractor whose family firm helped shape Leeds as we now know it. As always, Olusoga brings history alive and it’s a reliably fascinating hour of TV.