TV tonight: could Rishi Sunak pull off the mother of all political comebacks?

Rishi Sunak Up Close – Tonight

8.30pm, ITV1

His role in British public life will probably end soon, so it is pointless getting to know Rishi Sunak any better than we already do. Still, as a companion piece to January’s documentary about Keir Starmer, this offers a rundown of the prime minister’s best bits to date (hedge fund millions, unsuccessful leadership campaigns … that sort of thing) and wonders if this most underwhelming of politicians might have it in him to mount the mother of all political comebacks. Phil Harrison

Dragons’ Den

8pm, BBC One

The Dragons are joined by guest Emma Grede, an east London entrepreneur who runs a series of businesses with the Kardashians. She leaps straight into investing in a business dedicated to afro-textured hair, while a company making funky asthma inhalers gets more mixed levels of enthusiasm. Alexi Duggins

The Miners’ Strike 1984: The Battle for Britain

9pm, Channel 4

The third and final part of this sombre series explores how the era-defining strike finally fell apart. It begins in the rich coalfields of Nottinghamshire, where many local miners opposed NUM leader Arthur Scargill’s unilateral call out and an oddball Tory-supporting millionaire saw a chance to ingratiate himself with the Thatcher regime. Graeme Virtue

Fever pitch … The Miners’ Strike 1984: The Battle for Britain. Photograph: Channel 4 / Zora Kuettner / Swan Films


9pm, Sky Atlantic

It is lucky that Julia (Sarah Lancashire) is perennially charming, as she needs to do everything she can to help the WGBH studio through its annual fundraising drive. That is, of course, unless she wants to jump ship to a network that promises it has the financial means to take The French Chef to dizzying new heights. Kayleigh Dray

Billy Connolly Does

9pm, Gold

A third series in which the Big Yin takes aim at any number of sacred cows including, in this opener, Scottish pride. What makes one proud to be a Scot? The terrible folk songs? (“Written in London.”) Or the freezing weather? (“Scottish people are conceived while their parents are fully clothed.”) Ali Catterall

Sort Of

10.15pm, Sky Comedy

The final series of Bilal Baig’s well-judged queer lives sitcom continues with gender-fluid Sabi (Baig) and their sister Aqsa (Supinder Wraich) working through long-simmering tensions. And will Aqsa and Izzy (Varun Saranga) commit? The answer, as usual in this subtle, sensitive show, is “sort of”. Ellen E Jones

The Guardian