Drew and Blake stood outside their home in Tower Block Kids (Channel 5, 9pm)

Viewing guide, by Chris Bennion

Abducted: Elizabeth I’s Child Actors
BBC Four, 9pm

We may believe that we live in a dangerous age, when children in Britain’s cities are at constant risk from knife crime, gangs and fried chicken shops. At least, however, our youths don’t have to live with the daily fear of being press-ganged into a theatrical troupe for the entertainment of the Queen. That was the fate of 13-year-old Thomas Clifton, the only child of a well-to-do London family who, one December morning in 1600, was nabbed on his way to school. He had been taken by a most unusual Fagin — Henry Evans, a theatrical impresario who ran the Blackfriars Boys theatre company. What’s more, Evans’s actions were perfectly legal and he…