TV tonight: Joe Lycett is having a Pride party – and you’re all invited

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Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party

9pm, Channel 4

Joe Lycett has assembled a who’s who of LGBTQ+ Britannia for this Birmingham-based celebration of Pride’s 50th anniversary. There’ll be comedy from Mawaan Rizwan and Rosie Jones. Music from Self Esteem and Steps. A timely visit from Kelly Holmes. Plus, expect one of Lycett’s most audacious stunts – which involves MPs and a statue in Westminster. Phil Harrison

Exploration Volcano

6pm, Dave

Daredevil expedition leader Chris Horsley first tussled with the DRC’s Mount Nyiragongo back in episode two of this documentary series. Now he’s returning to investigate a 10-mile-long fracture from the volcano’s slopes to Lake Kivu. Is there any connection with the “Evil Wind” killing livestock in a nearby farming village? Ellen E Jones

McDonald & Dodds

8pm, ITV

More from the third series of a show as gentle as it is possible for a crime drama to be. 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 apparently glamorous life goes under the microscope. PH

Top Gear

8pm, BBC One

We are now six series into the era of Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness (plus the put-upon expert Chris Harris) and somehow their lads-on-tour energy has returned Top Gear to an even keel. The current run ends with the boys turning back the racing clock by tackling 1920s-style motorsport to mark the BBC centenary. Graeme Virtue

The Outlaws

9pm, BBC One

The crime drama that manages to combine bumbling foolishness and genuine intrigue approaches its endgame. In tonight’s penultimate episode, Rani’s parents make a generous offer – but it might not be all it seems. Meanwhile, Myrna and Greg are forced to turn to Frank. The Outlaws has plenty going for it, even beyond Christopher Walken’s incongruous star quality. PH

Das Boot

9pm, Sky Atlantic

The wartime drama remains visually splendid but, in its character work, taut and tender. This week, a bomb plot causes loyalties and enmities to shift, rearranging a network of people dealing with colossal strain. Jack Seale

Film choice


Finding Your Feet, 7pm, Channel 4

Richard Loncraine’s 2017 comedy is a lovely thing. Cast to perfection, it stars Imelda Staunton as a wealthy woman forced to move to a council estate after she discovers 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). Films 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 especially happy, but there is a heartwarming dignity to watching them muddle through. Stuart Heritage

Dunkirk, 9pm, BBC Two

It says a lot about Christopher Nolan’s fondness for challenging audiences that Dunkirk is often held up as his most accessible film. Because, for all the steely-jawed heroism and blasts of Elgar on display here, it is still bracingly tricksy. Three timelines fight for attention: British soldiers stranded on a beach for a week, small boats spending a day coming to their rescue, and a Spitfire raid that takes an hour. That these stories can play out at the same time, heightening the drama while still making chronological sense, is nothing short of magic. SH

Live sport

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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