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We Are Lady Parts

10pm, Channel 4

Writer Nida Manzoor brings this deftly observed comedy about Muslim female punk band Lady Parts and their mission to find fame – or at least get their first gig. Anjana Vasan stars as well-behaved PhD student and sometime guitar teacher Amina, who is persuaded by the band’s anarchic frontwoman Saira (Sarah Kameela Impey), to be their new guitarist – promising her introductions to men if she agrees. A glorious culture clash ensues, playing like Goodness Gracious Me’s “ras malai” raps for the 21st century. Ammar Kalia

Dragons’ Den

8pm, BBC One

Peter Jones reckons he knows how to sniff out a business opportunity, but will the other investors turn their noses up? This week it’s a Wirral-based entrepreneur with a range of luxury home fragrance products, and a husband-and-wife team who bring their business running scent-detection courses for dogs. Ellen E Jones

Kew Gardens: A Year in Bloom

8pm, Channel 5

This series stepping behind the scenes of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew continues to be a soothing balm, and a reminder that Covid did have some benefits for the natural world at least. In this episode, we watch the waterlily display in the small glasshouse come into bloom as spring approaches. AK

Subnormal: A British Scandal

9pm, BBC One

The second of the BBC’s documentaries on black Britain exec-produced by Steve McQueen, following Black Power in March. Lyttanya Shannon’s film is a sensitive, troubling look at how black children were ostracised and segregated in British schools in the 60s and 70s – and the trauma that persists. Hannah J Davies

Saved By a Stranger

9pm, BBC Two

Twin brothers George and Peter.
Twin brothers George and Peter. Photograph: Toby Trackman/BBC/Blink Films

Anita Rani’s illuminating series on the power of human connection alights this week on the story of 87-year-old Jewish twins Peter and George. They are searching for their childhood friends, whose father hid them and their parents in the basement of his house when the Nazis rose to power in Germany. AK


9pm, Channel 4

A rollicking series concludes and, as his legions of new fans would expect, our latest national treasure Mike Wozniak has still got a couple of splutter-worthy moments left in him. But then, this immortal format seems to always have an inexhaustible supply of big leftfield laughs, helmed by Greg Davies. Jack Seale

Film choice

Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl.
Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl. Photograph: Columbia/Sportsphoto Ltd/Allstar

Funny Girl (William Wyler, 1968), 3.15pm, Sky Cinema Greats
Barbra Streisand made her Oscar-winning debut in this true-ish early life story of Fanny Brice, the East Side Jewish gal who sang and danced her way on to Broadway in the Ziegfeld days. William Wyler’s penultimate film is simple and schmaltzy but driven by the young star’s furious energy. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Cricket: Surrey v Middlesex 10.30am, Sky Sports Main Event. County Championship match.

PGA Championship golf 1pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Day one coverage of the major from Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course.

Championship football 5.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Yet to be announced semi-final match, followed by another at 8pm.


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