TV tonight: Bill Gates talks politics, divorce and chickens

Amol Rajan Interviews Bill Gates

7.30pm, BBC Two

“It’s strange to be an old person; I don’t think of myself that way – I still feel young!” The 67-year-old Microsoft founder and philanthropist meets Rajan in Kenya for an in-depth chat – and it starts with a conversation about chickens. Talk turns to conspiracy theorists, Elon Musk, therapy, US politics, rumoured affairs (which he restrains from going into too much detail on) and his divorce after 27 years of marriage. Hollie Richardson

Would I Lie to You?

8pm, BBC One

On this week’s panel show where dishonesty is often the best policy: Jo Brand, Lucy Martin, Amol Rajan and Joe Wilkinson. Who claims to have been a chauffeur for the Jackson 5? And who once shared a tent in Kent with Susie Dent? HR

Travel Man: 48 Hours in Marseille

8.30pm, Channel 4

This week, Joe Lycett swans around the south of France with the comedian Asim Chaudhry. They go skateboarding (well, they stand on their boards), sit on the longest bench in the world and eat a cream-topped doughnut too naughty to be shown pre-watershed. HR

Death in Paradise

9pm, BBC One

The ever-changing cast of the seaside crime drama isn’t quite a ship of Theseus: Don Warrington has been there since day one as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson. This week, he gets a strong storyline when Patterson meets his daughter for the first time. The impossible slaying of the week is that of a former children’s home resident. Jack Seale

Hotel Portofino

9pm, ITV

This period saga, set in “a very English hotel on the Italian Riviera” in 1926, went unnoticed when it debuted on BritBox a year ago. The posh guests of the titular hotel have a secret. Natascha McElhone and Anna Chancellor give the cast a touch of class; the rising threat of fascism lends a comfy-feeling drama some edge. JS

Jon & Lucy’s Odd Couples

9pm, Channel 4

Sniping spouses Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont always seem keen to score points off each other, so it makes sense for them to host a relationship gameshow. This week, Amanda Abbington and her partner, Jonathan Goodwin, take on pop pussycat Kimberly Wyatt and model Max Rogers in the celebrity couple stress-test. Graeme Virtue

Film choice

Christian Bale and Amy Adams in Vice
Christian Bale and Amy Adams in Vice. Photograph: Lifestyle pictures/Alamy

Vice (Adam McKay, 2018), 11.05pm, BBC Two
Adam McKay’s brand of pointed political satire is brought to bear on Dick Cheney, the ghost president during George W Bush’s time in office. It’s a measure of the film-maker’s skill that you root for the whip-smart operator as he slides up the slippery pole of power – from drunken ne’er-do-well to a US vice-president who redefined torture, ripped up privacy laws and initiated a spurious war in Iraq. Christian Bale inhabits the part with admirable perspicacity, while Steve Carell is terrifically obnoxious as fellow traveller Donald Rumsfeld. Simon Wardell