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What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Monday 17th September

John Simm as Jonah Mulray in Strangers

TV Times top picks for today

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Monday 17th September

Strangers, 9pm, ITV

After finally listening to Megan’s voicemail (who knew it was so hard to get hold of a charger in Hong Kong?), Jonah is convinced his wife was killed. He runs to the police, but when Megan’s body goes missing he realises he can’t trust them… Meanwhile, we learn more about Sally (Emilia Fox), as she discovers there’s a mole leaking consulate notes, and Jonah finally meets Megan’s daughter. There are plenty of flaws in this thriller, but as clues are revealed we’re desperate to discover what happened. Rating: ****

Chase the Case, 2.15pm, BBC1

In Dan Walker’s new daily quiz five contestants are given cases. To find out what’s in the cases they have to answer general knowledge questions. There’s also an intense game of call my bluff in a soundproof vault, a star-in-the-making in Dan’s stern sidekick Deborah, and plenty of game playing. A daytime TV treat! Rating: ****

Genius Guide to Britain, 8pm, BBC2

Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull found fame and friendship on BBC2’s University Challenge. In this new four-part series, the two brainboxes are on a journey of discovery around the nation to track down its best scientific, engineering and technological marvels. They begin by hitting Blackpool Pleasure Beach. After studying how the oldest fairground ride in the UK – Sir Hiram Maxim’s 1904 ‘Captive Flying Machines’ – works, Eric and Bobby visit the British Lawnmower Museum in Southport before indulging in a spot of trigonometry to measure the Emley Moor transmitter. They make great geeky guides in this slightly bizarre series. Rating: ****

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David Hollingsworth

David is a Senior Digital Content Editor with over 15 years experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest soap spoilers and television news for Whatsontv.


Before working for Whatsontv, 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.


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