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TV tonight: what’s it like to live with Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont?

The Guardian - Thu Apr 8 05:20

Meet the Richardsons

10pm, Dave

The comedian Lucy Beaumont co-writes this fictional take on her married life to real-life husband and veteran TV panellist Jon Richardson. The lockdown arrives in this opening episode of the show’s second season and Jon discovers he is the owner of the only pub in the country that is allowed to open – the DIY one in his garage. Meanwhile, Lucy gets to work on her BBC pilot, which is being directed by Johnny Vegas, and decides to use her newfound free time to reconnect digitally with a famous old flame. Ammar Kalia

The Dog House

8pm, Channel 4

More doggy dating with prospective owners in this series from the animal shelter Wood Green. The mischievous pups come to play in tonight’s episode, as five-month-old lurcher Trinity tries to chew her way into the affections of Louise and Angela, while two dogs, Pepe and Tink, come as a package deal. AK

Dragons’ Den

8pm, BBC One

Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies, Deborah Meaden, Tej Lalvani and Peter Jones
Fired up ... Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies, Deborah Meaden, Tej Lalvani and Peter Jones. Photograph: Andrew Farrington/BBC

Charlotte and Sean are seeking £50,000 for their organic superfoods business, which is informed by their health: Charlotte has been diagnosed with coeliac disease, while Sean is in remission from stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma. Meanwhile, Charlie and Jason, who make low-calorie beer, have a sobering experience. Ali Catterall

Britain’s Brightest Celebrity Family

8.30pm, ITV

A new series of the quizshow fronted by Anne Hegerty. Tonight’s battle of the celebrity brainboxes feels impossible to call: these titans of talk – Vanessa Feltz and Matthew Wright – seem evenly matched. It will be down to their families, then, to get a word in edgeways and break the tie. Ellen E Jones

Pandemic 2020

9pm, BBC Two

This perceptive series continues with a new set of candid first-person interviews examining the societal impact of the pandemic. As lockdowns are imposed globally, Tanya, a mother of six, finds herself juggling homeschooling with attending Black Lives Matter protests in the Bronx, New York. AK

A League of Their Own Road Trip

9pm, Sky One

A normal ALOTO road trip would involve flying the banter bus to foreign climes. But, like everyone else, Jamie Redknapp, Andrew Flintoff, Romesh Ranganathan and Jack Whitehall will have to make do with Blighty this year. They begin with a series of challenges at Loch Ness. Phil Harrison

Film choice

Anthony Hopkins in The Elephant Man
The good doctor ... Anthony Hopkins in The Elephant Man. Photograph: www.ronaldgrantarchive.com

The Elephant Man (David Lynch, 1980), 9pm, BBC Four
David Lynch, a connoisseur of the grotesque, directs this sad and moving true story with admirable restraint. John Hurt gets under the skin of John Merrick, a man whose disabilities belie a fine sensibility. Anthony Hopkins is the good doctor who rescues him from a Victorian fairground freak show. Paul Howlett

Live sport

AFL: Sydney Swans v Essendon Bombers 10am, BT Sport 1. From Sydney Cricket Ground.

Golf: The Masters 2pm, Sky Sports Main Event. First day’s coverage from Augusta, Georgia.

Europa League football: Granada v Man Utd 7.15pm, BT Sport 2. Quarter-final clash.