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TV Tonight: our highlights for Sunday, July 3

TV tonight – Joe celebrates Queer Britannia.
Joe celebrates Queer Britannia. (Image credit: C4)

On TV tonight, celebrate 50 years of Pride at Joe Lycett's Big Pride Party on C4, Sarah Parish guest stars in McDonald & Dodds on ITV and The Outlaws continues on BBC One. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight.

  • Our hand selected recommendations for what's on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film, live sport and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • Keep up to date with the latest soap spoiler storylines on TV tonight with our daily soap synopsis 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide

What's on TV tonight

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight... 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Joe Lycett's Big Pride Party, 9pm, C4

Joe is live from Birmingham for a party to remember.  (Image credit: C4)

Joe is live from Birmingham tonight, celebrating 50 years of UK Pride with a star-studded party. Guests and contributors include, Drag Race UK queens Lawrence Chaney and Tia Kofi, comedians Tom Allen and Julian Clary, plus Dames Kelly Holmes and Joan Collins. Boy George and Culture Club perform, there’s a countdown of the Top 10 LGBTQ+ TV moments, a specially invited audience and a pre-recorded feature with Danny Dyer, intriguingly billed as ‘a cameo from the closet’. Joe’s also pulling out all the stops for one of his trademark stunts. Let’s just say it involves MPs, Westminster and an impromptu statue… 

★★★★ ER

McDonald & Dodds, season 3, 8pm, ITV

TV tonight Sarah Parish and Rhashan Stone guest star

Sarah Parish and Rhashan Stone guest star. (Image credit: ITV)

Sarah Parish and Jason Watkins played business rivals then lovers Cheryl Fairweather and Gavin Strong in the popular Sky supermarket-set sitcom Trollied – but there’s no love lost between their characters in this week’s McDonald & Dodds mystery. Parish guest stars as brash cosmetic surgeon Mariel, who finds herself on the receiving end of some tough questioning from DS Dodds (Watkins) and DCI McDonald (Tala Gouveia) when a young lifestyle influencer is killed at her clinic during a routine nose job. Also starring Hollington Drive’s Rhashan Stone and EastEnders’ Nitin Ganatra, as far as murder mysteries go, this really is a cut above.

★★★★ VW 

The Outlaws, season 2, 9pm, BBC One

TV tonight Will The Dean leave the gang alone?

Will The Dean leave the gang alone?  (Image credit: BBC)

Despite the worrying thrill that Rani clearly gets from running the community payback gang’s drug empire with a rod of iron, we’ve been rooting for her and lovely Ben as they’ve planned their future together. Now, although the arrival of Ben’s recovering addict mum is unsettling, there are celebrations all round as Rani’s parents agree to back their food shack venture, plus, at last, enough money has been made from drug dealing to repay the menacing Dean (Claes Bang). But their joy is short-lived when the scheme to launder the drug cash is rumbled… Can the offenders avoid jail and, more importantly, make their final payment? 

★★★★ CC

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

The Terminal List, Prime Video

TV tonight Chris Pratt plays a Navy SEAL commander

Chris Pratt plays a Navy SEAL commander. (Image credit: Prime Video)

Prime Video has already brought all-action heroes Jack Ryan and Jack Reacher to the screen, and now there’s a new tough guy on the block in explosive thriller The Terminal List. The eight-part series stars Chris Pratt as Navy SEAL commander James Reece, who we first meet planning a covert mission to kill a dangerous terrorist hiding out in Syria. But the operation goes catastrophically wrong when his platoon is ambushed while making their way through a series of underground tunnels. Were the terrorists tipped off by a traitor in the US? Back home, Reece is determined to uncover the truth, joining forces with journalist Katie Buranek (Constance Wu) in a bid to find out more. But as new evidence emerges, Reece discovers dark forces working against him. 

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Rain Man, 10.30pm, BBC One

TV tonight Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman star.

Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman star. (Image credit: BBC)

Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise (currently breaking his own box-office records in Top Gun: Maverick) star in this engrossing comedy-drama that won Best Film, Best Actor (for Hoffman), Best Screenplay and Best Director Oscars. Hustler Charlie kidnaps his autistic brother Raymond, who has inherited most of their late father’s $3million estate. But it’s not that simple... Cruise is good, but outclassed by Hoffman in a more showy role. 

Live Sport

  • Wimbledon 2022, from 11am, BBC Two/One
  • Formula 1, The British Grand Prix, 1.30pm (start-time 3pm), C4 and Sky Sports Main Event/NOW

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss Joe Lycett's Big Pride Party on TV tonight — a feel good celebration of 50 years of Pride.   

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide

Happy viewing!

Joanne Lowles
Joanne Lowles

Joanne Lowles has been writing about TV since 2002. After graduating from Cardiff University with a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism, she worked for All About Soap magazine covering the ups and downs of life on the cobbles, the square and the Dales. 


Next came nearly 10 years at TV Times magazine as a writer and then deputy features editor. Here she spent many happy days interviewing the biggest names in entertainment and visiting the sets of some of our most popular shows including Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Strictly Come Dancing


With a love of nature and wildlife she’s also interviewed the leading experts in this area including David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Steve Backshall. She’s also travelled the world visiting Mongolia, Canada and South Africa to see how the best in the business make the most brilliant natural history documentaries. 


Freelance since 2013, she is now is a digital writer and editor for What to Watch, previews the best on the box for TV Times mag each week and loves being constantly surprised, entertained and informed by the amazing TV that she is lucky enough to watch.