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Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party

9 p.m., channel 4

Joe Lycett has gathered a who’s who of LGBTQ+ Britannia for this celebration of Pride’s 50th anniversary in Birmingham. Comedy by Mawaan Rizwan and Rosie Jones. Music by Self Esteem and Steps. A timely visit from Kelly Holmes. Plus, expect one of Lycett’s most daring stunts, involving MPs and a statue in Westminster. Phil Harrison

Exploring volcano

18:00, Dave

Daredevil expedition leader Chris Horsley first wrestled Mount Nyiragongo in the DRC in episode two of this documentary series. Now he returns to investigate a 10-mile rift from the volcano slopes to Lake Kivu. Is there any connection with the “evil wind” that kills livestock in a nearby farming village? Ellen E Jones

McDonald & Dodds

8pm, ITV

More from the third series of a show as gentle as a crime drama can get. Tonight, DS Dodds (Jason Watkins) and DCI McDonald (Tala Gouveia) enter the world of the online lifestyle influencer. When Rose Boleyn dies during a routine cosmetic procedure, her seemingly glamorous life comes under scrutiny. pH

Top gear

8pm, BBC One

We’re now six series in the era of Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness (plus the endearing pundit Chris Harris) and somehow their boy-on-tour energy has rebalanced Top Gear. The current run ends with the guys turning back the racing clock by taking on 1920s motorsports to mark the BBC’s centenary. Graeme Virtue

the outlaws

9pm, BBC One

The crime drama that manages to combine bumbling foolishness with heartfelt intrigue is nearing its endgame. On tonight’s penultimate episode, Rani’s parents make a generous offer, but it may not be everything it seems. Meanwhile, Myrna and Greg are forced to turn to Frank. The Outlaws has plenty to offer even beyond Christopher Walken’s incongruous star quality. pH

The boat

9 p.m., Sky Atlantic

The war drama remains visually beautiful, but in its character work tight and tender. This week, a bomb plot shifts loyalty and enmity, rearranging a network of people dealing with colossal tensions. Jack Seale

Movie choice


Finding Your Feet, 7pm, Channel 4

Celia Imrie in Finding Your Feet. Photo: PR Company Handout

Richard Loncraine’s 2017 comedy is beautiful. Cast to perfection, Imelda Staunton stars as a wealthy woman who is forced to move into a town hall after discovering her husband’s affair. She moves in with her sister (Celia Imrie), makes new friends (Joanna Lumley and David Hayman), and falls in love with a married man (Timothy Spall). Movies that rely heavily on older British stars can feel smug. What’s so great about this is that it feels grounded in reality. None of the characters are particularly happy, but it gives a heartwarming dignity to watch them muddle through. Stuart Heritage

dunkirk, 9pm, BBC Two

It says a lot about Christopher Nolan’s penchant for challenging audiences that Dunkirk is often presented as his most accessible film. Because despite all of Elgar’s heroic exploits and explosions on display here, it’s still a horror. Three timelines compete for attention: British soldiers stranded on a beach for a week, small boats come to the rescue for a day, and a Spitfire attack lasting an hour. That these stories can take place simultaneously, magnify the drama and yet make chronological sense is nothing short of magic. SH

live sports

Formula 1 Racing The British Grand Prix, 2.30pm, Channel 4 Coverage of the 10th round of the season where Lewis Hamilton was victorious last year.

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