TV Times top picks for tonight
What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Saturday 15th September
Killing Eve. 9.15pm, BBC1
Doctor Foster’s Jodie Comer and Grey’s Anatomy’s Sandra Oh go head to head in this gripping eight-part spy thriller. Created by Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the drama is centred on MI5 officer Eve Polastri (played by Sandra), who finds herself on the trail of a ruthless killer, code-named Villanelle (Jodie). After learning the person responsible for a string of high-profile killings across Europe is a woman, bored agent Eve makes it her mission to catch Villanelle. What unfolds is a dangerous cat-and-mouse game between the two women. Cracking stuff! All eight parts will be available on BBC iPlayer after this episode has aired on BBC1. Rating: ****
The X Factor, 8.25pm, ITV
We’re only a few audition shows in but we already have our favourites among this year’s hopefuls. We were thrilled Danny Tetley got the chance to blow Simon’s socks off with his impressive vocal performance after being rejected 17 years ago on Pop Idol. And, after taking us back to our youth with the 1990s dancefloor classic Dreamer, it seems Janice Robinson is now an early favourite to win the whole contest… Rating: ****
Strictly the Best, 7.10pm, BBC1
We’ve already had a tantalising peep at 2018’s Strictly line-up when the celebs were matched with their professional partners last week, but to whet our appetites for the their dancefloor debuts next Saturday, this nostalgia-fest commemorates the past 15 series by looking back on some of the show’s finest moments. Jeremy Vine, Deborah Meaden, Ruth Langsford, Molly King, Daisy Lowe, Nancy Dell’Olio and Judy Murray are among those sharing their memories of donning spray tan and sparkles to battle for the glitterball trophy, and they also offer up tips for this year’s gang. Rating: ****
More previews tomorrow.
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.
Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!
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