TV tonight: how Elon Musk built a rocket launch pad and resort in Boca Chica

Ammar Kalia, Ali Catterall, Jack Seale, Ellen E Jones and Paul Howlett
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Vice Versa: Between Musk and Mars
10pm, Vice

One of the richest people in the world and founder of aerospace company SpaceX, Elon Musk is – depending on your view – either a visionary likely to take us to space or an incredibly wealthy egomaniac. This fascinating documentary traces how Musk took over the sleepy Texas town of Boca Chica in 2002 by razing the area to make way for a luxury resort and launch pad for his rockets. We meet some of the holdouts who have refused to leave and who characterise Musk as ruthless. Ammar Kalia

DIY SOS: The Big Build
8pm, BBC One

Nick Knowles and his team ascend on Carbis Bay in Cornwall this week, hoping to transform the cramped bungalow home of three orphaned boys. After their mother died suddenly in 2017, the boys moved in with their grandparents, who have spent the past 15 years fostering more than 100 children. AK

Saving Britain’s Pubs With Tom Kerridge
8pm, BBC Two

In the final episode of the series, news of the coronavirus pandemic is reaching Kerridge’s already trouble-stricken pubs. Once the lockdown is announced, Kerridge checks in with the owners on how they are adapting to survive, including providing meals for frontline workers. AK

Ugly House to Lovely House With George Clarke
8pm, Channel 4

Another outing with George Clarke and his team of architects, intent on transforming some of the UK’s most horrible houses into gorgeous abodes. Tonight, we recall some of their most radical makeovers, including a 1980s house that mainly functioned as a garage, and a sad bungalow. Ali Catterall

Riviera
9pm, Sky Atlantic

It’s still not really about anything and it’s riddled with weird pauses, but season three of the gilded thriller is gaining momentum. In the aftermath of last week’s machine-gun massacre, Georgina (Julia Stiles) finds out more about Gabriel (Rupert Graves) and Ellen (Clare-Hope Ashitey). Jack Seale

Maxxx
10pm, Channel 4

In this series finale, a newly enlightened Maxxx (O-T Fagbenle) has concerns about his religious music video (“Angels don’t twerk, bro”) and manager Tamzin (Pippa Bennett-Warner) seems to have lost faith. The time has come to choose between fame and integrity, but which does Maxxx want? Ellen E Jones

Film choice

Sisters (Jason Moore, 2015), 1.20am, Film4
Jason Moore’s sweet and funny comedy stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as sisters Kate (party-loving hairdresser) and Maura (sensible nurse); they’re supposedly all grown up, but revert to their inner teenage rivals when they decide to throw a farewell bash for the family home, which is being sold off by their parents. Paul Howlett

Live sport

European Tour golf: The Alfred Dunhill Championship 10am, Sky Sports Main Event. Day one coverage.

NFL: Detroit Lions v Houston Texans 5pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Dallas Cowboys v Washington FC at 9pm.

Europa League football: SC Braga v Leicester City 5.30pm, BT Sport 1. Group G match coverage.