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Storyville: Citizen Ashe

10 p.m., BBC Four

Through living archives and retrospective accounts, this great documentary traces the legacy of Arthur Ashe, the first black tennis player to be selected for the USA Davis Cup team and make waves in “a game that whites dominated” (and still do). As well as his phenomenal sporting achievements – he also became the first black man to win Wimbledon in 1975 – the film celebrates his work as a social activist. Hollie Richardson

hungry for her

8 p.m., BBC 3

Get ready for a coronary, as meatless junk food climbs to the top of this week’s agenda. Chef Kay Kay’s “I once had a Super Bowl party for Drake” confession sits alongside a colossal cheesy butty. However, Big Zuu “doesn’t want to eat dough”, as the Knives Out showdown sees the final two chefs striving for pizza perfection. Danielle DeWolfe

Living at the Apollo

10 p.m., Dave

Chris McCausland directs the first in a new series of London’s most famous stand-up comedy showcase. Sophie Duker (fresh off her popular stint on Taskmaster), and fast becoming one of the most playful names in British comedy, returns to the Apollo stage, along with fellow comedian Emmanuel Sonubi. HOUR

Ellie and Natasia

10 p.m., BBC 3

Tonight’s episode of the sketch show sees Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou transform into Lolita-esque popstars – cue calls of “I’ll be your sexy baby, Goo Goo Ga”. Diapers aside, returning special guest Jamie Demetriou visits the Ink Palace, and a pair of vaping dominatrixes lower their voices. DDW

Jon Bernthal as Wayne Jenkins in We Own This Town. Photography: HBO

We own this town

10 p.m., Atlantic Sky

A thrilling and atypically realistic car chase results in the death of an innocent civilian, setting Wayne Jenkins (Jon Bernthal) on a path to cover-up. Jenkins, a wonderfully gruesome addition to the twist cop canon, also sees an opportunity to regain respect after the death of Freddie Gray. Henry Wong

all i know about love

10:40 p.m., BBC One

Jill Halfpenny thrives as Roisin, the outspoken reality TV boss who introduces Maggie (Emma Appleton) to the new world of dating apps (“Wide-on! Wide- off!” she shouts, swiping left and right) . Will this interfere with Maggie’s abstinence vow? HOUR

Choice of movies

Rebel Dykes (Harri Shanahan and Siân A Williams, 2021) 1h05, Channel 4

This feature-length documentary manages to be many things at once. It’s a postcard from a very specific era (the early 1980s, when Thatcherism clashed with London’s post-punk S&M lesbianism). It’s a guide to rowdy activism (topics are seen rappelling down the House of Lords and invading live news broadcasts). It’s a consistently angry reaction to Section 28. It’s home to one of the best Ian McKellen interviews you’ll ever hear, complete with a startling dental dam anecdote. In short, it has everything. Stuart Legacy


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