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Hollie Richardson, Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

TV tonight: Denise van Outen puts air fryers to the ultimate test

Denise van Outen with chips
Don’t knock it til you fry it … Denise van Outen tries a 30-day air fryer diet. Photograph: Ricochet

Air Fryers: Are They Worth It?

8pm, Channel 4

Crispy pork! Perfect pancakes! Superb steaks! “It’s the biggest kitchen revolution since the microwave” declares Denise van Outen, who – in the name of crucial research – trials an air-fryer diet for 30 days while investigating the consumer phenomenon. She attempts to recreate a takeaway curry and questions just how much healthier air frying is than other methods. Beware: it’s hard to resist browsing for them afterwards. Hollie Richardson

Not Going Out

9pm, BBC One

Lee Mack’s vanilla-flavoured family sitcom must be doing something right to have reached a 13th season. In a classic mix-up, this week’s caper sees Lee and Lucy thinking that Anna is having an affair rather than going to Italian lessons. They just need to get enough evidence to tell Toby. HR

Litvinenko: The Mayfair Poisoning

9pm, ITV1

One of those handy companion documentaries that mean you don’t have to watch the relevant four-hour drama (Litvinenko, Mon to Thu, ITV1) if you were on the fence about it. The real people tell the story of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko’s murder in 2006, with the odd compare/contrast clip from the fictionalised version. It’s a pacy, gripping ride. Phil Harrison

Poker Face

9pm, Sky Max

Natasha Lyonne in Poker Face.
Stuck in the middle … Natasha Lyonne in Poker Face. Photograph: Peacock/Evans Vestal Ward

Natasha Lyonne’s comedy crime drama might have lost its way a bit with a couple of anthology episodes too many, but this double-bill ending serves up an all-action conclusion that’s on par with its cinema-worthy opener. It starts, somewhat unexpectedly, with Charlie (Lyonne) finding peace and love in a mountain town. HR

Queen of Oz

9.30pm, BBC One

After making an awful first impression, hard-partying royal Georgie (Catherine Tate) seems determined to put zero effort into being Australia’s monarch. Fortunately for this energetic comedy of errors, disaster-ready duties keep piling up, from Georgie launching her own $5 bill to an ill-judged kangaroo hunt with an obnoxious media baron. Graeme Virtue

Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury 2023

10.30pm, BBC One

Arctic Monkeys performing at Glastonbury in 2013.
The boys are back in town … Arctic Monkeys performing at Glastonbury in 2013. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Alex Turner and co last graced the Pyramid Stage in 2013. Coming off the back of a sellout global tour and recent album, The Car, the pride of Sheffield are rightfully returned to Worthy Farm for their third headline appearance, ushered on by Jo Whiley and Clara Amfo. Expect greatness. Ali Catterall

Film choice

Don’t Worry Darling (Olivia Wilde, 2022), 8pm, Sky Cinema Premiere

With gossip about Shia LaBeouf’s firing, director Olivia Wilde’s relationship with cast member Harry Styles, and star Florence Pugh’s alleged pay gap to Styles this 50s-set cold war mystery arrives carting a ton of baggage. That it turns out to be a stylish, entertaining watch is a pleasant surprise. There’s a heavy Stepford Wives vibe to the comfortable life of Pugh’s Alice, in a US desert town where all the men, including her husband, Jack (Styles), work at the top-secret Victory Project. Alice begins to suspect something’s not quite right with the place and the people – but are her off-kilter experiences only in her mind? Pugh is as engrossing as ever in a twisty tale of all-American paranoia. Simon Wardell

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