What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Sunday 28th January

What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Sunday 28th January
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TV Times top picks for tonight

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Sunday 28th January

Call the Midwife, 8.00pm, BBC1

As new arrival Lucille (Leonie Elliott) takes centre stage, she faces a tough ordeal when she helps pregnant hairdresser Marjory (former Hollyoaks’ Sophie Austin). The birth goes smoothly, but some horrifying post-natal complications open Lucille up to bigoted comments from Marjory’s mum Mae (Maggie O’Neill). However, the plucky new midwife shows she’s made of surprisingly tough stuff. Meanwhile, in between running parenting classes, complete with knitted ‘bosoms’ (hilarious!), Sister Winifred supports a young woman who wants her husband at the birth. Elsewhere, Shelagh worries for her menfolk when the Hungarian au pair she’s hired is way more glam than her photo suggested! Rating: *****

McMafia, 9.00pm, BBC1

It’s official: we’ve lost all sympathy for Alex. Tonight, both Rebecca and his dad give him the chance to come clean, but he still denies any involvement with dirty money. As Alex pushes everyone further away, can his engagement to Rebecca possibly survive the strain? Meanwhile, Katya accompanies Masha to her abortion appointment, hoping the problem will go away… Rating: ****

Vera, 8.00pm, ITV

Vera 28th January

When a teenager called Ethan fails to return home, his dad Sean begins to worry. Four days later, timber-yard worker Sean (Ian Puleston-Davies), reports his son missing. But when Ethan’s body is found in a reservoir, Vera and Aiden are looking at a possible murder investigation. It turns out to be one of Vera’s more complex cases… Rating: *****

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David Hollingsworth

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.

Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 

David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.

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