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What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Friday 28th September

Jack Whitehall - Travels with My Father
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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 Friday 28th September

Travels with My Father, Netflix

Jack Whitehall and his 78-year-old dad Michael hit the road again in a comedy travel series that sees the pair journey from Germany to Turkey. After looking like a fish out of water on the pair’s trip in Southeast Asia, dapper dad is much more in his comfort zone traipsing around Munich and Istanbul, and gamely indulges his son by dressing up for a clown parade in Ukraine and trying snowy adrenaline sports in Bavaria. But it’s not all laughs and larks. Michael is genuinely interested in teaching Jack about European history – taking a trip to Hitler’s lair, and hearing stories from Romanians and Moldovans who suffered during the Cold War. Rating: ****

Bargain Hunt, 12.15pm, BBC1

To celebrate BBC Music Day, Bargain Hunt rocks out with a celeb edition. In one team are Bez and Rowetta from the Happy Mondays, and in the other are Jarvis and Candida from Pulp. The celebs have one hour to spend £300 at the Kent Country Show and Antiques Fair. Bez doesn’t get off to a great start, ‘I normally buy everything new. I don’t like old things.’ Rating: ***

Trials of the Wild, from 9pm, Nat Geo Wild

It’s amazing how much Trials of the Wild can pack into a half-hour show. The first part of this hour-long double-bill features an invasion of the Falkland Islands. Not, this time, by the Argentinian navy, but millions of creatures who have travelled by sea and air to occupy this lonely outpost in the South Atlantic for one reason: to breed. Vying for space on beaches and rock faces are rockhopper penguins, black-browed albatross and elephant seals. This is followed by a stunningly beautiful journey of a different kind, as 100 million monarch butterflies migrate from Mexico to Canada, all of whom will die on the way, leaving second, third and fourth generations to finish the pilgrimage and return home. Rating: ****

More previews tomorrow.