TV tonight: Robert Popper’s odd sitcom about two annoying flatmates – The Guardian

The Friday Night Dinner creator delivers another Channel 4 comedy. Plus: gongs are dished out at the National Television Awards. Here’s what to watch this evening
From Friday Night Dinner’s Robert Popper, this six-part sitcom follows two twentysomething best mates, Charlie (Sex Education’s Tanya Reynolds) and Becca (Melissa Saint), who have, somehow, managed to bag a spacious two-bed flat in London Fields. Anyway, they pull pranks on each other, have lots of inside jokes and regularly end up in sticky situations. In tonight’s opening double bill the friends try dating pensioners, then hatch an elaborate plan to deal with a work crisis. Hollie Richardson
Will comedian Stephen Bailey and his partner Rich go through with a bungee jump while singing Rick Astley? Which of the blindfolded couples will be first to make their way through the labyrinth of love? Rob Beckett continues to put these game, loved-up celebrities to the test in order to find out who has the strongest relationship. HR
Postponed because of the Queen’s funeral, Joel Dommett is finally here to dish out those gongs, including best comedy, best new drama and best TV presenter (it is surely Alison Hammond’s time?). Lewis Capaldi also performs. HR
Fern Brady’s assertion that Greg Davies looks like he “just eats roasts” sparks up yet another genially hilarious episode, with the best task involving a dastardly deception and an epic misunderstanding of the rules by all participants. Plus, spicy ice-cream and a ball that won’t stay in a bucket. Jack Seale
Somehow it has taken until season four for Drag Race UK to spoof judge Alan Carr’s chatshow; tonight the queens are tasked with trading lacerating putdowns on “Catty Man”. Guest judge Alison Hammond seems a little too nice to properly appraise the brickbats and clapbacks but she may surprise us yet. Graeme Virtue
While it’s arguable that this banter-strewn football show might have been best left in the 90s, couch buddies Matt Lucas and Elis James have decent chemistry and comedian Andrew Mensah brings fresh energy. Tonight, the lads look ahead to the weekend’s games and ponder their league options. Phil Harrison
Belle (Amma Asante, 2013), 9pm, BBC Four
Almost a decade on, Amma Asante’s period drama remains a near-perfect thing. A biography of Dido Elizabeth Belle – a woman born into slavery in the West Indies who became Britain’s first Black aristocrat – it manages to be at once a gorgeously sumptuous affair and a damning historical indictment. The cast is loaded, with Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Emily Watson, Matthew Goode and James Norton – but there is no doubt who the star is here. As a woman who must twice learn how to be someone else’s property, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is incandescent. It is impossible to imagine anyone else in the role. Stuart Heritage

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