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TV tonight: a new comedy from the People Just Do Nothing team | Television


10pm, BBC Three

From People Just Do Nothing writers Steve Stamp and Ben Murray, this three-part comedy follows Andy Peacock (Allan Mustafa), a slightly unbearable thirtysomething personal trainer who can’t understand why dates aren’t impressed by his selfies and his bravado. But beneath all that, he is constantly fretting over his single status, lack of career progression and being left behind in his friendship group. The opening episode sees Andy’s trip after taking hallucinogens. Hollie Richardson

The Split

9pm, BBC One

Hannah and Christie spend the episode prancing around London hand in hand like Sandy and Danny in the opening titles of Grease. Meanwhile, Zander discovers that Tyler has been up to no good, but Nina is oblivious to her lover’s misdeeds. HR

Alexei Navalny
Courage under fire … Alexei Navalny. Photograph: AP


9pm, BBC Two

Vladimir Putin hates him so much, he refuses to say his name. But still, somehow, Alexei Navalny remains both alive (albeit imprisoned) and fiercely critical of the Russian president. This extraordinary film – which frequently feels more like a thriller than a documentary – tells the story of Navalny’s almost suicidally courageous one-man war against corruption. Phil Harrison

Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist

10pm, Channel 4

This three-part documentary (showing daily) speaks to the culprits of the wild Hollywood heist in which a group of teenagers – dubbed the Bling Ring – stole more than $3m in possessions from celebrities including Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, using intel from paparazzi sites and social media. HR

Comedians Giving Lectures

10pm, Dave

Sara Pascoe’s sketch show – where comedians put their own spin on a real-life lecture – is a pretty zippy outing. This week, Lou Sanders gets creative proving she’s a telepath, Kae Kurd argues that the Middle East needs a rebrand and Joel Dommett muses on the peculiarities of the alpha male. Henry Wong

Imagine: Miriam Margolyes – Up for Grabs

10.40pm, BBC One

From Blackadder’s Queen Victoria to Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter movies, what’s not to love about Miriam Margolyes? With a reputation for being outspoken, the 80-year-old is a treat of a subject for Alan Yentob’s interview. Fellow thespians Richard E Grant, Charles Dance and Vanessa Redgrave are on hand to talk about her brilliance. Hannah Verdier

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