The Loudest Voice
9pm, Sky Atlantic
Gabriel Sherman’s unauthorised 2014 biography of the Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, The Loudest Voice in the Room, receives a mighty adaptation, with a fatsuited Russell Crowe playing Ailes with just the right degree of guile and bombast. We begin with a double bill that is every bit as interesting for its portrayal of the arrival of the 24-hour cable network as it is for the players involved, and is as much a meditation on the modern TV landscape as it is a human drama. Naomi Watts and Sienna Miller round out a stellar cast. Mike Bradley
DIY SOS: Celebrating 20 Years
8pm, BBC One
The do-gooding DIYers give themselves a pat on the back in this anniversary “best of” show. As you might imagine, it’s full of emotional gut-punches as Nick Knowles visits families the series has helped. There are also a few amusing glimpses of the show’s slightly less involving – and certainly less glossy – early years. Phil Harrison
The Dog House
8pm, Channel 4
The Wood Green animal charity opens its doors for a new reality series, charting the process of carefully matching abandoned canines with hopeful wannabe owners. It is a parade of nervous, scruffy creatures with a lot of love to give … who desperately want to adopt a dog. Gorgeous. Jack Seale
The Hunt for Britain’s Slave Gangs
9pm, BBC One
Every year, thousands are forced into slavery by gangs across the UK. Here, 400 years on from the birth of the transatlantic slave trade, Panorama follows West Midlands police as they bust open the biggest human slavery racket Britain has yet uncovered, while former victims share their experiences. Ali Catterall
Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail
You always instantly forgive the Big Yin every time he comes up with yet another spurious excuse for a TV jaunt across the US. Why? He’s such good company. This three-part travelogue follows him on the 3,000-mile trail of early Scottish migrants from Massachusetts to Tennessee. MB
Lost Films of WW2
9pm, BBC Four
A history doc with a singularly intimate perspective, this two-parter views events of the second world war through home movie footage, much of it in colour, captured on early cine cameras. It’s full of astonishing scenes, from Home Guard training sessions to film of the twisted ruins of Sheffield city centre. MB
Men in Black (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1997), 8pm, E4
The first, very funny chapter of the sci-fi spoof in which the world is full of aliens living incognito and interstellar government agents are keeping an eye on them. It’s the reactions to the array of space beasts that give the film its comic buzz: Tommy Lee Jones maintains a seen-it-all-before expression; Will Smith is all wide-eyed incredulity. Paul Howlett
Test cricket: England v Australia 10am, Sky Sports Main Event. Second day of the fourth Test.
European Tour golf: European Open 2pm, Sky Sports Golf. Opening day from the Green Eagle Golf Courses, Germany.
International football: Republic of Ireland v Switzerland 7.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Euro 2020 Group D qualifier from Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.
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