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Funeral for a Dog

9pm, Sky Atlantic

Based on Thomas Pletzinger’s 2008 novel, here’s a gritty, globe-trotting and often raunchy thriller to get stuck into. The German eight-parter follows journalist Daniel, who is desperate to interview Mark Svensson – a celebrated novelist with a mysterious real-life tale of his own involving his friends Tuuli and Felix, whom he first met in South America in the late 90s. It promises to be a juicy exploration of sex, bonds and relationships, with a shocking discovery made. Hollie Richardson

Inside Culture With Shahidha Bari

7.30pm, BBC Two

Can art help save the planet? As we all stress about encroaching climate breakdown, Bari talks to various artists about how they are engaging with this existential crisis. The sculptor Antony Gormley, Canadian musician Tamara Lindeman and poet Kae Tempest are among the creators sharing their process. Graeme Virtue

Grayson Perry’s Art Club
Back for a third outing … Grayson Perry’s Art Club. Photograph: Richard Ansett/Channel 4

Grayson’s Art Club

8pm, Channel 4

The inclusive art show, which captured our imaginations in the first lockdown, returns for a third outing. Along with guests comedian Bill Bailey and fellow artist Ai Weiwei, Perry shares the love-themed submissions that he fell head over heels for. HR


9pm, ITV

In tonight’s episode, Geordie is called upon to investigate the murder of a cleaning products magnate. A rummage around in the man’s private life suggests an ironic level of grubbiness. But was his wife party to his debauchery – or attempting to conceal it? Phil Harrison

Other Voices: Ireland’s Greatest Small Music Festival

10pm, BBC Four

Amy Winehouse, St Vincent and the National are some of the big names who have played this tiny festival in a Kerry church since it launched 20 years ago. Annie Macmanus celebrates the anniversary with performances from the vaults and previously unaired interviews. HR

Dating No Filter

10pm, Sky Max

Say it isn’t so: we’ve reached the final episode in the current run of Friday’s freshest fixture. To say goodbye, dating critics Sukh Ojla, Josh Widdicombe and Rosie Jones are back with their fellow comedian friends to poke fun at Josh and Rowen on their wrestling date. HR

Film choice

Regina Hall in Master
Escalating creepiness … Regina Hall in Master Photograph: Emily V Aragones/Amazon

Master (Mariama Diallo, 2022) Amazon Prime Video
Midway between Get Out and Netflix series The Chair, Mariama Diallo’s ambitious film uses a ghost story template to interrogate the racial realities of academia for female African American students and teachers alike. Regina Hall plays Gail, the first black house-master at a New England college, while Zoe Renee is Jasmine, a new pupil placed in a room possibly haunted by a girl who killed herself. A slowly escalating creepiness envelops both their lives – but is the peril they feel the result of childish pranks, supernatural forces or engrained institutional bigotry? Simon Wardell


Athletics: World Indoor Championships, 8.15am, BBC Two. The first day from Belgrade. The UK team includes Olympic 800m silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson.

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