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What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Sunday 30th September

The Cry shows Joanna and Alistair
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What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Sunday 30th September

The Cry, 9pm, BBC1

We do love a psychological thriller as the nights draw in, and Jenna Coleman delivers in this four-part adaptation of Helen FitzGerald’s gripping novel. Jenna plays Joanna, a young mum struggling with post-natal depression. Her high-flying husband, Alistair (Ewen Leslie), is busy with work and his campaign to get custody of his daughter from a previous relationship. When the family fly to his native Australia, tragedy strikes, and their lives are left in tatters, but who is to blame? Told in flashbacks and snippets, this is a captivating drama that will leave you counting down the days till the next episode. Rating: ****

Vanity Fair, 9pm, ITV

Becky’s scheming takes a dark turn tonight, as she humiliates her husband and lets her greed cloud her judgment. Knowing she can seduce Lord Steyne, she entertains his advances and happily parades around in jewels he gives her. And a brush with royalty is enough to make her forget about any affection she once had for Rawdon (Tom Bateman). How far can she push him before he shows her the door? Elsewhere, poor Amelia can’t believe her own parents want her to part with her child. He would live a life of privilege with George’s father, but how can she let him go? Rating: ****

Strictly Come Dancing: Results, 7.15pm, BBC1

It’s time for our gang of celebrities and their partners to face the music. After all the fun and glamour of Saturday night, this is the first serious moment of the series, as two couples must compete in the dreaded dance-off. With weeks of training under their sequinned belts, nobody wants to go home, and it will be crucial they sparkle as the judges make their decision based on this evening’s performance only. Cutting through the tension, there’ll also be stunning professional routines, and George Ezra will be performing his chart-topping single Shotgun. 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.

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