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TV tonight: Jon Richardson has a snigger at horrifying foreign telly

·3-min read

Channel Hopping With Jon Richardson

9pm, Comedy Central

Shows sniggering at foreign telly have long been a UK staple. This latest example sees Jon Richardson pick out horrifyingly entertaining titbits from around the world. Highlights include a Spanish drama about a girl with an anus for a mouth and a jaw-dropping Truth or Consequences-style US gameshow (sample question: “Do you believe your father has ever had sex with a minor?”). Richardson is joined by Judi Love and James Acaster, who reflect on the TV of their youth. Phil Harrison

How to Save a Grand in 24 Hours

8pm, Channel 4

There is a chance that this money-saving show will get repetitive across a series. If, like Mabel and Saul, you spend £420 a month on takeaways, curbing that habit is probably a good place to start. There is plenty of other good advice, however, from decluttering to auditing forgotten subscriptions. PH

Long Lost Family

9pm, ITV

Only the hardest hearts won’t be melted by this latest batch of family reunions. Kate is searching for her sister after they were adopted by different families; it turns out her sibling is doing the same. But missing relatives are just the start in this complex episode, which is handled sensitively by Davina McCall and her team. Hannah Verdier

Taken: Hunting the Sex Traffickers

9pm, Channel 4

This startling series, which follows a covert police unit as they investigate a human trafficking gang, concludes. After three years of surveillance, the crime group is finally within reach. But can police secure the arrest of the head of the gang before he escapes from Spain to South America? PH

Call the Bailiffs: Time to Pay Up

9pm, Channel 5

This reality documentary is recent enough to feature face masks, but the content could be from the middle ages: fraught doorstep encounters as enforcers demand payment. Among those being asked “cash, card or goods?” are a fast-food joint with unpaid bills and a mum behind on rent. Graeme Virtue

Jerk

10.35pm, BBC One

The caustic sitcom returns, starring Tim Renkow as a US slacker happy to exploit his cerebral palsy if it means an easy life. After almost being deported from the UK, Tim is now a sponging student. This opening double bill features culture wars on campus and the return of his enemy Kiefer. GV

Film choice

Linda Bassett and Om Puri in East Is East.
Delightful ... Linda Bassett and Om Puri in East Is East. Photograph: Allstar Picture Library/Alamy

East Is East (Damien O’Donnell, 1999, 11.25pm, Film4)
Damien O’Donnell’s version of Ayub Khan-Din’s play is a delightful comedy about an Asian family’s struggles in early 70s Salford. Om Puri is the Pakistani dad who runs a fish and chip shop with his English wife (Linda Bassett) and struggles to bring up his anglicised children in the traditional manner. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Olympics 2020 9am, BBC One. Dina Asher-Smith competes in the 200m.

The Hundred Cricket: Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire 2.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. A women’s game at the Oval.

ATP Tennis: The Austrian Open 6pm, BT Sport 2. Coverage of the final from Kitzbühel, Austria.

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