TV tonight: Martin Clunes befriends a lion in Kenya

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Martin Clunes: My Travels and Other Animals

8.30pm, ITV

In 2012, Clunes made a moving documentary about his friend the conservationist Tony Fitzjohn, following Fitzjohn’s mission to repopulate a remote area in Kenya with lions. That is where Clunes met Mugie the cub, who is the subject of this instalment of the actor’s travelogue. Hannah Verdier

Can I Improve My Memory?

8pm, Channel 4

Sandi Toksvig takes celebrities back to the classroom in this reality contest. She tasks the ex-boxer Chris Eubank, the former Strictly judge Len Goodman, the Love Island winner Amber Gill, the Naked Attraction presenter Anna Richardson and the actor Nina Wadia with drastically improving their memories after a month’s coaching by memory grandmasters. In tonight’s second episode, one of the five faces will be kicked off the contest if they fail to recite texts from the likes of Shakespeare, Austen and Martin Luther King by heart. Ammar Kalia

Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend

9pm, Channel 4

Fix up, look sharp: Angel and Dick Strawbridge continue their quest to help UK households thriftily realise their DIY dreams. There are projects big and small on the varied docket tonight, including an ambitious narrowboat conversion and the resurrection of a doll’s house. Graeme Virtue

Diana’s Decades

ITV, 9pm
Lady of liberation … Diana, Princess of Wales in 1994. Photograph: Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

This documentary series about the late royal reaches its third and final instalment. The Berlin Wall has come down, Nelson Mandela has walked free and the Spice Girls are preaching “girl power” around the world. The stage is set for the emergence of a new kind of emotional liberation, with Diana as its figurehead. Ellen E Jones

Rob & Romesh Vs Team GB

9pm, Sky One

The hapless pair of comics continue their quest to find their sporting niche with the help of Team GB. Aaron Heading focuses the pair’s aim as he takes them clay-pigeon shooting, while Max Whitlock gets them on the mats for some gymnastic floorwork and Denise Lewis sets them loose on the athletics track. AK

The South Bank Sky Arts Awards

9pm, Sky Arts

Melvyn Bragg celebrates 25 years of the wide-ranging arts awards show with this in-person ceremony hosted from the Savoy in London. Nominees include Dua Lipa, J Hus and Sault in the pop category and I May Destroy You, Small Axe and Industry in the hotly contested drama section. AK

Film choice
Someone to watch over me … Bruno Ganz and Peter Falk in Wings of Desire. Photograph: Road Movies Filmproducktion/RGA

Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1987), 11.15pm, Film4
Grey old Berlin, Wall still intact, is the star of Wim Wenders’ joyful romantic fantasy. Bruno Ganz and Otto Sanders play two kindly angels watching over the struggles of humanity. Then, for the love of the flying trapeze artist Solveig Dommartin, Ganz decides to become mortal. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Cricket: Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals 6pm, BBC Two. The men’s Hundred tournament begins at the Oval in London.

Golf: The Amundi Evian Championship 10am, Sky Sports Main Event. Opening day’s coverage of the women’s event in south-east France.

Olympic football: Brazil v Germany 12.15pm, BBC Red Button/12.20pm, Eurosport 1. The men’s 2016 finalists meet in their first Group D match, from International Stadium Yokohama.

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