CZECH artist Barbora Ksyilkova had just staged a successful exhibition of her paintings in Oslo. Some time after the gallery closed for the evening, a couple of men arrived at the back door, broke in and left with two canvases. The thieves were filmed on CCTV, walking out with the works rolled up under their arms, casual as you like. The police found the robbers but not the paintings.

Cut to the court case later and Ksyilkova finds herself a few feet away from one of the thieves, a drug addict by the name of Karl. What would you do in that situation?

Ksyilkova walked up to the dock, introduced herself, and asked why he had taken her paintings. “Because they were beautiful,” says the thief to the artist.

If that sounds the stuff of fiction rather than fact then stick around because the weird and wonderful documentary The Painter and the Thief (Sky Arts, Tuesday, 9pm) is just getting started.

Directed by Benjamin Ree, this astonishing two hour film touches on everything from the nature of love and friendship, to how much childhood shapes a person.

When Ksyilkova asks to paint his portrait, it is Karl who mistrusts her motives. Is she doing this to find out where her painting is?

Ree moves easily between his two subjects, skilfully merging how she saw things with how he perceived them. As if painting a canvas himself, he adds layer upon layers to the story, shading this part and highlighting that. At first we think we know these people, their stories, we “get” them, but assumptions, or at least some of them, are proved wrong. A truly remarkable story that stays long in the memory.

Now, where do you stand on daytime television watching? Perfectly relaxed about it, and anyway with catch-up there is no such thing as “daytime” or “nighttime” TV any more?

Or is it the slippery slope to sitting in front of the telly all day, and who knows where that might end?

Though there is still a fair amount of fluff, nonsense and repeats around during the day (how many times can you watch someone fail to buy a dream property in the sun?), Jimmy McGovern's Moving On ((BBC1, Monday-Friday, times vary) fits into the noble daytime drama tradition exemplified by the old Crown Court. Running from 1972-84 the ITV series gave busloads of writers and actors their start, with the cast list over the years stretching from Maureen Lipman, Brian Cox and Richard Wilson to Colin Firth, Nigel Havers, Gregor Fisher and Peter Capaldi. Far from crime not paying, it kept up the mortgage payments on many a struggling thesp’s house.

While Crown Court followed a single case from Monday to Friday, Moving On is a series of individual tales loosely following the theme of the title and overseen by series creator McGovern (Cracker, The Street). In this, the 12th series, stories include a partially deaf woman facing the total loss of her hearing, a fractured family forced to confront the past, and a grieving daughter discovering another side to the father she thought she knew so well. Not as addictive as Crown Court but worth a try.

The deaths of some celebrities stop you in your tracks. You may never have met them, but through their work you feel as if you know them as well as any friend.

Victoria Wood was one such writer-performer. The subject of Caroline Aherne at the BBC (BBC1, Tuesday, 9pm) was another.

Aherne was just 52 when she died from lung cancer in 2016. Wood died earlier the same year.

Aherne had a cruelly short life, but she packed into it writing and performances which, as can be seen here, will never date. From her Fast Show appearances and Mrs Merton to The Royle Family, Aherne featured in some of the landmark comedies of her time.

As a love letter to the working class, what could be better than The Royle Family?

Jim, Barbara, our Denise, Dave, our Antony and Nana feature in an episode of The Royle Family that follows the clips and commentary tribute from Aherne’s pal John Thomson.

Like Wood, Aherne simply had funny bones, a gift recognised by fellow comedians including another long-time friend, Steve Coogan, and fellow Royle Family writers Craig Cash and Henry Normal.

The Royle Family episode is the one featuring Dave and Denise’s long awaited wedding day. With a nervous bride and an even more skittish dad, what could possible go wrong when the Royles leave the comfort of their sofa to see their darling Denise wed? Expect tears, of the happy kind, before bedtime.

If you want more of the same there are three series of The Royle Family on iPlayer.