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TV tonight: Joe Lycett takes on the oil giants with a viral stunt

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Joe Lycett vs the Oil Giant

9pm, Channel 4

Comedy’s nice guy Joe Lycett – formerly Mr Hugo Boss – is no stranger to sticking it to big business. For his latest viral stunt, the funnyman targeted Shell – standing outside HQ sprayed with oil (well, grey paint), accusing them of greenwashing with suspiciously eco-friendly marketing. Here, we see the story behind the headlines and tweets as Lycett investigates. Approaching this as an everyman who sheepishly admits to sometimes not recycling his plastic bottles, this might be unconventionally fun, but it’s a deadly serious deep dive. Hollie Richardson

The Mating Game

8pm, BBC One

With “comical dances” and “pickup lines”, the freshwater creatures profiled here aren’t so different from humans when it comes to trying to secure a mate. And for the male cichlid fish trying to protect his harem with a castle of old snail shells, “gangs of marauding bachelors are a nuisance”. How true that is. Ali Catterall

Ridley Road

9pm, BBC One

The jig is up for Vivien (Agnes O’Casey) whose only chance of escape is to jump off a rooftop with a suitcase of incriminating papers (and that poor, tired blue dress) in tow. Will she make it back without being caught by Colin Jordan? A fresh sense of urgency ramps things up a notch in this lively finale. HR

Angela Black

9pm, ITV

Angela (Joanne Froggatt) finally believes what the mysterious Ed (Samuel Adewunmi) is telling her about her no-good husband. But as with any drama where a couple are in a race to kill each other, there’s a lot of tension – and a cracking twist. Hannah Verdier

Salt, By Selina Thompson

9pm, BBC Four

Performance artist Selina Thompson delivers this award-winning monologue about how she retraced a route of the transatlantic slave trade by ship. Haunting and intensely sad throughout, it is a timely and nuanced exploration of what it means to be both British and a descendant of people enslaved by the British. HR

The Priest and the Paedophile Hunter

9pm, Sky Crime

Christopher Hunnisett, who now identifies as Crystal, killed twice in the course of a decade. In this two-part documentary, we hear from police investigators and Hunnisett’s former partner about a case equal parts complex (Hunnisett believed his victims were paedophiles) and gruesome (he hid body parts throughout Sussex). Henry Wong

Film choice

A Private Function
Sunday, 10.05pm, Talking Pictures TV

Richard Griffiths in A Private Function.
Richard Griffiths in A Private Function. Photograph: Ronald Grant

Alan Bennett draws the universal from the parochial in his own inimitable fashion in this delicious comedy, directed and co-written by Malcolm Mowbray. In a northern English town in 1947, postwar food rationing is still in force, but the imminent wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip inspires the town luminaries to secretly fatten up a pig for a party. Michael Palin’s meek chiropodist is pushed into stealing the illicit porker by his social-climbing wife (Maggie Smith) in a farce topped with the crackling of social critique. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Premiership Rugby Union: Saracens v Wasps Sun, 2pm, BT Sport 1. Coverage from StoneX Stadium.

Premier League Football: Manchester United v Liverpool Sun, 4pm, Sky Sports Main Event. The old rivals meet at Old Trafford.

F1: United States Grand Prix Sun, 7.55pm, Sky Sports F1. Coverage of the 17th round from Circuit of The Americas.

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