TV tonight: Kathy Burke explores our obsession with money

The actor and comedian tackles Thatcherism and meets a millionaire. Plus: Celebrity Karaoke Club. Here’s what to watch this evening

Kathy Burke: Money Talks

10pm, Channel 4

The beloved comic Kathy Burke fronts this two-part documentary examining our peculiarly British relationship to money. Burke starts off by reuniting with her longtime comedy pals Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse to discuss the Thatcherite politics that provided the backdrop to their early sketches, before she goes to meet the millionaire Alfie Best and talks about his continual anxiety at losing his wealth. A visit to a “TikTok house” shows Burke a 21st-century method of getting rich. Ammar Kalia

Gold Rush: Our Race to Olympic Glory

9pm, BBC One

From the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996 to London 2012, this sporting docuseries explores how British athletes went from a laughable international presence to fearsome competitors. We open in Georgia, with Britain recording an all-time low ranking of 36th on the medals table. AK

Long Lost Family

9pm, ITV

Family secrets, hidden pasts, the search for identity: these are among the endlessly compelling reasons why Long Lost Family is still going strong after 10 years. In this first episode of a new series, Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell help a footballer trace his roots and reunite a mother and child after 50 years. Ellen E Jones

Great British Gardens with Carol Klein

9pm, Channel 5

Carol Klein
Green fingered ... Carol Klein. Photograph: Channel 5

Carol Klein’s cheerful enthusiasm radiates as she visits Wollerton Old Hall garden in Shropshire throughout the seasons. She meets the couple who trim the flawless topiary “puddings”, while Phil the gardener demonstrates how to breed better dahlias and how to support shrubs the natural way. Hannah Verdier

Celebrity Karaoke Club

10.05pm, ITV2

Big Brother champ Brian Dowling, comedian Suzi Ruffell and Blazin’ Squad’s Marcel Somerville are just a few of the names lined up for this new series, hoping to wow their fellow contestants-cum-judges with their pipes, amid the usual gossip. However, the real prize comes in autumn with a drag edition … Ali Catterall

High: Confessions of an Ibiza Drug Mule

10.35pm, BBC One

Michaella McCollum recounts her first trip abroad as a 19-year-old to Ibiza and its shocking aftermath – she was arrested a few weeks later at an airport in Lima after she and a friend attempted to smuggle £1.5m of cocaine in their suitcases. We open the documentary with Michaella embarking on a holiday romance. AK

Film choice

Antoine Olivier Pilon in Mommy
Compelling ... Antoine Olivier Pilon in Mommy. Photograph: Allstar/Metafilms

Mommy (Xavier Dolan, 2014) 1.15am, Film4
The young Quebecois film-maker Xavier Dolan is an acquired taste, but this 2014 drama is a compelling, overheated triumph. Anne Dorval’s single mother, Die, struggles to cope with her teenage son, Steven (Antoine Olivier Pilon), who has ADHD and violent tendencies, but Suzanne Clément’s neighbour offers a faint glimmer of hope. Simon Wardell

Live sport

Rugby league: Warrington Wolves v Leeds Rhinos 7.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Super League clash.

Racing: King’s Lynn Stars v Ipswich Witches 7.30pm, Eurosport 2. British Speedway Premiership fixture.

Baseball: San Francisco Giants v St Louis Cardinals 11pm, BT Sport 3. National League match.


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