TV tonight: a fitting look back at Lenny Henry’s career

Alan Yentob takes us through Sir Len’s impressive story. Plus: Gino D’Acampo’s Italian food and transport odyssey

Lenny Henry has had quite the career. From teen star of talent contest New Faces to his controversial role as the only black performer on The Black and White Minstrel Show, his 80s sketch show Three of a Kind and then his reinvention as a Shakespearean actor and activist for media diversity, Henry takes Alan Yentob through his tumultuous past as detailed in his recent memoir, Who Am I, Again? Packed with glorious archive clips, this is is a fitting tribute to a comedy giant. Ammar Kalia

Gino’s Italian Express
8.30pm, ITV

Gino D’Acampo continues his bouncy food-and-trains odyssey. This week, he starts in Pisa before travelling to Florence via the medieval city of Lucca, learning about violin-making and Vespa scooters en route. Sustaining him through his travels are asparagus two ways and chicken cooked in beer. Jack Seale

Big Fat Quiz of the Decade
9pm, Channel 4

Jimmy Carr returns as the sarky quizmaster in this bumper edition of his anarchic celeb gameshow. Guests Claudia Winkleman, Nish Kumar, Joe Lycett, Alan Carr, Stacey Solomon and Jonathan Ross are all put through their paces in an eccentric celebration of the past 10 years. AK

More Big Fat Lies About Diet and Exercise (Ditch the Diet!)
9pm, Channel 5

This breezy documentary debunks health fads old and new, from the rise of superfoods to calorie counting. Although, at two hours long of talking head and stock footage, there’s more here than you’ll ever surely need to know – including what happens if you eat too many bananas. Graeme Virtue

The Deuce
10pm, Sky Atlantic

Emily Meade in The Deuce
Emily Meade in The Deuce. Photograph: HBO/Paul Schiraldi Photography

David Simon and George Pelecanos’s underrated epic on the American sex industry begins its final series, 14 years after we first met Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco at the dawn of legalised pornography. Now, with the Aids epidemic under way and VHS taking over adult movies, the future of porn looks bleak. AK

Comic Relief: Here We Go Again
12.15am, BBC One

This year’s Red Nose Day raised more than £63m, with stars from Doctor Who, The Bodyguard and The Apprentice lending their support to the Beeb’s comedic fundraiser. Nine months on, it’s time to find out where the money’s been spent, with highlights of the event as well. Hannah Verdier

Film choice

Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage
Rock stars … Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage in The Rock. Photograph: Allstar/Buena Vista

The Rock 9pm, Sky One

Michael Bay’s new one 6 Underground will have to go some to match this utterly implausible, corny but irresistible action-feast from 1996. After all, it’s got Nicolas Cage (FBI geek) and Sean Connery (ex-con) having a blast as they break into Alcatraz to stop mad-dog general Ed Harris from blowing up San Francisco. Paul Howlett

Today’s sport

Premier League football: Liverpool v Sheffield United The runaway leaders welcome the surprise high-achievers. 7pm, BT Sport 1

Championship football: Derby County v Barnsley The northern teams square off. 7.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event

International cricket: Australia v New Zealand The first day of the third Test. 11.15pm, BT Sport 2


Ammar Kalia, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue, Hannah Verdier and Paul Howlett

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