TV tonight: Joe Exotic gets the full Louis Theroux treatment

A year after Tiger King, the documentarian charts the rise and fall of the animal keeper. Plus: Wellington Paranormal. Here’s what to watch this evening

Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic

9pm, BBC Two

A year on from the success of Netflix’s Tiger King series, which profiled the larger-than-life zookeeper Joe Exotic, and after Ross Kemp’s take on the big-cat-owning premise for ITV, Louis Theroux is getting in on the action. Here, he revisits his meeting with Exotic in 2011, as part of his film America’s Most Dangerous Pets. Returning to Oklahoma with Exotic now in prison, Theroux pieces together the events of the past decade and meets the team trying to exonerate Exotic. Ammar Kalia

Three Tenors: From Caracalla to the World

7.30pm, Sky Arts

In 1990, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras performed together in the ancient thermal baths of Caracalla in Rome to mark the final of the Italian World Cup – and we have been humming Nessun Dorma ever since. This documentary tells the story of how that concert took the three singers’ music worldwide. Ellen E Jones

Food Unwrapped Does Great Britain

8pm, Channel 4

More literal tales of how the sausage gets made as the food consumer show continues with a best-of-British special. Andi Oliver visits the home of Pimm’s, while Jimmy Doherty delves into the varied worlds of cooking apples and Matt Tebbutt investigates vinegar. Hannah J Davies

Wellington Paranormal

9pm, Sky Comedy

Wellington Paranormal
Dead funny ... Wellington Paranormal. Photograph: Freemantle

Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi return with this TV spin-off of their vampire mockumentary movie, What We Do in the Shadows. It stars the cops Minogue and O’Leary, who search New Zealand’s capital for supernatural activity. Tonight, the team comes across a possessed teenager. AK

Agatha & Poirot: Partners in Crime

9pm, ITV

Richard E Grant fronts a plush biography of Agatha Christie: it is an archive clips and talking heads job, but the presentation sparkles and the contributors, who include historians and Christie experts as well as actors, know their stuff. The feel of nostalgic luxury lands just right. Jack Seale


9pm, Channel 5

Sally Lindsay stars in this thriller, continuing nightly until Thursday. In this first episode, a couple, Sam and Rebecca, are the victims of a burglary that turns violent when Sam stabs one of the intruders to death. They then decide to stage the murder as an act of self-defence. AK

Film choice

Christopher Plummer in The Fall of the Roman Empire
Rotten Roman ... Christopher Plummer in The Fall of the Roman Empire. Photograph: Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock

The Fall of the Roman Empire (Anthony Mann, 1964), 2.20pm, BBC Two
This Technicolor precursor of Gladiator stars Christopher Plummer as the corrupt emperor Commodus, who rules a Rome beset by barbarians. The heroic set pieces – chariot race, javelin duel – may not match Gladiator’s, but Alec Guinness is a marvellous Marcus Aurelius. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Championship football: Middlesbrough v Watford Noon, Sky Sports Main Event. Followed by Peterborough v Sunderland at 2.45pm.

Premier League football: Everton v Crystal Palace 5pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United is at 8pm.

National League football: Stockport County v Bromley 5pm, BT Sport 1. Vanarama League clash.


Ammar Kalia, Ellen E Jones, Hannah J Davies, Jack Seale and Paul Howlett

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