TV tonight: the gritty underworld of 90s Japan in Tokyo Vice | Television

Tokyo Vice

9.10pm, BBC One

“There is no murder in Japan,” says a police officer. “Unless you have to deal with a witness, it’s never murder.” Welcome to this stylish, gritty and full-throttle adaptation of Jake Adelstein’s memoir about the country’s 90s underworld. From the off, we know that Adelstein (Ansel Elgort) ends up in deep water. But first we learn about his beginnings as the only American journalist on the crime desk of Japan’s biggest newspaper. Hollie Richardson

Between the Covers

7pm, BBC Two

In the reading corner tonight are “geriatric big head” Jenny Eclair, pint-pulling podcaster Al Murray,

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