Tim Peake, an astronaut with extensive knowledge of space, takes on the role of host in a captivating documentary series called “Secrets of Our Universe.” The series delves into the vastness of space and the possibility of life beyond Earth. Peake shares his experiences as an astronaut, including witnessing 16 sunrises every day while aboard the International Space Station.

The first episode of the series begins with a breathtaking hot air balloon ride over York, providing viewers with a tour of the Milky Way. Peake reflects on his time in space, offering insights into the wonders he encountered. The ultimate question posed in the series is whether there could be life beyond our planet.

In another intriguing documentary, “Living Next Door to Putin,” Katya Adler embarks on a journey along the border of Russia. She meets with people who are grappling with the threats posed by Russia. Adler joins NATO troops in Estonia, explores the remnants of past wars in Finland, and uncovers the concerns of nuclear scientists and reindeer herders in Norway.

“The Truth About the ‘Skinny’ Jab” is a thought-provoking documentary that examines the rising popularity of medications like Ozempic, originally designed to treat type 2 diabetes but now used as methods for weight loss. Anna Richardson uncovers the truth behind the claims of this new “magic bullet” in the fight against obesity.

“The Following Events are Based on a Pack of Lies” is an addictive drama series with a touch of surrealism. Alice struggles against Rob’s psychological manipulation and abuse, while Cheryl begins to question the events that take place. Will Rob escape the consequences of his actions?

“Rise of the Nazis: The Manhunt” offers a unique snapshot of the end of World War II through reconstructions and interviews with experts. British troops make a chilling discovery at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and are determined to track down high-ranking Nazis who are still fugitives.

In the documentary “Storyville: Winning Hearts and Minds,” two Danish filmmakers return to Helmand, Afghanistan to interview an affable police chief. As they gather testimonies, they discreetly investigate his possible involvement in child abuse during his time alongside NATO.

Overall, these captivating documentaries offer fascinating insights into various intriguing topics, from the mysteries of our universe and the challenges faced by neighboring nations to the battle against obesity and the remnants of World War II.

– “Secrets of Our Universe with Tim Peake,” 9pm, Channel 5
– “Living Next Door to Putin,” 8pm, BBC One
– “The Truth About the ‘Skinny’ Jab,” 8pm, Channel 4
– “The Following Events are Based on a Pack of Lies,” 9pm, BBC One
– “Rise of the Nazis: The Manhunt,” 9pm, BBC Two
– “Storyville: Winning Hearts and Minds,” 10pm, BBC Four