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Miriam’s Big Fat Adventure
9pm, BBC2

Miriam Margolyes confronts her lifelong dislike of her body in this two-part series, travelling the country to see how the body positivity movement has shaped people’s understanding of obesity. She also asks why, with so much scientific information, Britain is fatter than ever. Tonight, the actor meets Dr Eric Robinson, a behavioural psychologist who tests the psychological effects of being obese using a “fat suit”, and joins a dance class with 25 overweight women. Ammar Kalia

Come Dine With Me

5.30pm, Channel 4

Get another glimpse into the nation’s kitchens and its twisted culinary minds as the reality cooking show returns for more mishap-prone dinner parties. Up first this week is Christian radio DJ and gospel singer Eloho, who hopes her menu of traditional Nigerian food will send her guests to a higher plane. AK

Dispatches: Celebs for Sale – the Great Charity Scandal

8pm, Channel 4

An investigation into the deeply troubling story of celebrities who have taken advantage of an unethical new revenue stream: charging for charity endorsements. Reporter Antony Barnett sets up a fake charity and goes undercover to catch them. AK

Panorama: The £1m Disability Payout

8.30pm, BBC One





DWP headquarters ... The £1m Disability Payout.



DWP headquarters … The £1m Disability Payout. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA

The DWP has lost more employment tribunals for disability discrimination than any other employer in the UK. Journalist and film-maker Richard Butchins – who made a terrific BBC Four film in 2018 about the history of dwarfism in art – digs into the story. Graeme Virtue

Inside No 9

10pm, BBC Two

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton take centre stage as police duo Varney and Thompson, the Shaun Ryder and Bez of stakeouts. But a sinister backstory is lurking, with forensics have gone missing after riddle-loving Thompson’s previous partner was found dead.and things are about to take a dark turn … Hannah Verdier

This Country

10.35pm, BBC One

Kerry and Kurtan’s countryside adventures continue in the final season of this surprise, sarcasm-laden hit. Tonight, Kurtan gets some bad news about a relative and is determined to make new, happy memories, while Kerry discovers a surprising love of reading and joins the vicar’s book club. AK

Film choice





Resistance fighter ... Anthropoid.



Resistance fighter … Anthropoid. Photograph: Everett/REX/Shutterstock

Anthropoid, 10.50pm, Film4

Director Sean Ellis wrings plenty of suspense out of the 1942 assassination of SS General Reinhard Heydrich – the Butcher of Prague – and the brutal German reprisals that followed it. Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan make a charismatic pair as resistance fighters, Josef and Jan. Paul Howlett

Today’s sport

Cycling: Paris-Nice 1.40pm, Eurosport 1. Stage two from Chevreuse to Châlette-sur-Loing.

Premier League football: Leicester City v Aston Villa 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. From King Power stadium.

Bundesliga 2 football: VfB Stuttgart v Arminia Bielefeld 7.30pm, BT Sport 1. German second-tier clash. From the Mercedes-Benz arena.

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