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What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Saturday 9th June

What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Saturday 9th June - Take Me Out: Over 50s Special
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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 Saturday 9th June

Take Me Out: Over 50s Special, 8pm, ITV

They say you’re never too old to fall in love and, tonight, host Paddy McGuinness will be hoping to prove that theory as he works his matchmaking magic on a special ‘Flirty Thirty’ line-up of single Golden Girls in the Take Me Out: Over 50s Special. Among those hoping to find a date are Geri, 62, from Bristol, Sylvia, 69, from Edinburgh and 72-year-old Merle, from Folkestone, who rocks up on a sparkly mobility scooter! As three mature eligible bachelors make their way down the Love Lift, will any of these lovely ladies bag themselves a date to the Isle of Fernando’s this evening? We certainly hope so! Rating: *****

Ninja Warrior UK, 6.30pm, ITV

Only the leanest and meanest competitors have made it through to the grand final of this fourth series. An assault course of eye-watering difficulty awaits the eight finalists, but most of them make it look easy as they battle to be the last man standing (unfortunately, there are no ladies left). A couple of previous winners will be flexing their muscles on the start line, but whoever wins, hosts Ben Shepherd, Chris Kamara and Rochelle Humes are still desperate to see someone summit Mount Midoriyama for the first time ever… Rating: ****

Hidden, 9pm, BBC4

This haunting new eight-part crime drama from the creators of Hinterland is set and filmed in north Wales (and first aired last week on BBC1 Wales). When the body of a young woman is found in a disused quarry, DI Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams) notices ligature marks on the woman’s wrists. The postmortem then confirms Cadi’s fears – whoever the deceased is, she’d been held captive somewhere, maybe for a very long time. There are also two other storylines that aren’t connected yet – a district nurse with a troublesome ex and a struggling student who is self-harming. Set in the forbidding, mist-covered mountains in and around Snowdonia, it’s bleak and dark, but a great watch too. Rating: ****

More previews tomorrow.

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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