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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