What to watch on TV tonight - Outnumbered, Royal Cousins at War

TV picks, Wednesday 5 February

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9pm, BBC1

Karen (Ramona Marquez) competes in a swimming competition but takes it a little too seriously for her parents' liking, as the final series continues.

Royal Cousins at War

9pm, BBC2

As the series about the Great War continues, this fascinating two-parter narrated by Tamsin Greig considers its causes and the role of Queen Victoria's offspring, asking how Britain came to be allied with a former foe, Russia, against its old friend Germany.

Inside No.9

10pm, BBC2

"We wanted to explore the sense of claustrophobia that is brought by limiting the action to one location in each story." Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith have said of their new anthology of darkly comic tales. "Sardines is the title of the first, as Katherine Parkinson, Anne Reid and Julian Rhind-Tutt are among those cramming into the same wardrobe at a country-house party.