TUESDAY: A look behind the curtain of British musicals gave BBC4 the night’s biggest show in multichannel.

The Story of Musicals examined how Britain has influence musical theatre across the world and the first in the three-part series explored Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s successful partnership.

The documentary interested 1.04m (4.2%) across the 9pm hour, according to overnight Barb figures supplied by Attentional.

It was three times bigger than BBC4’s slot average of 336k (1.4%) for the past 12 months.

The film also comfortably won the 9pm slot and proved the most-watched multichannel show of the day.

Elsewhere at the time, BBC3 repeated Russell Howard’s Good News Extra and managed to pull 491k (2%) from 9.15pm to 10pm.

ITV2 aired a double bill of Benidorm repeats across the 9pm hour, pulling audiences of 680k (2.7%) / 171k +1 and 745k (3%) / 164k (1%) +1 respectively.

More4 repeated doc The Queen’s Hidden Cousins in the 9pm slot, interesting 350k (1.4%) / 53k (0.3%) +1.

E4 launched a new season of US drama 90210 over the 9pm hour, posting 341k (1.4%) / 96k (0.5%) +1.

Sky1 rolled out comedy film Dude, Where’s My Car? and found 181k (0.8%) from 9pm to 10.40pm.