TV Times top picks for today
What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Sunday 4th November
Sheridan Smith: Coming Home, 9.30pm, ITV
Sheridan Smith became one of Britain’s best-loved actresses thanks to roles in Mrs Biggs, Cilla and The Moorside. But it’s no secret that, in 2016, she was hit hard by the death of her father and took a step back from TV work. Fortunately, it now seems Sheridan’s back to her best. In this one-off documentary, cameras follow the actress and singer as she returns to her hometown of Doncaster to perform an emotional one-off gig on the stage where she sang as a child with dad Colin and mum Marilyn. Along the way, she addresses her personal battles, her love for her family and her passion for music. Welcome back, Sheridan, we’ve missed you! Rating: ****
Antiques Roadshow, 6pm, BBC1
The artefacts in this moving special, presented by Fiona Bruce, tell remarkable stories from World War One. We have the first British Military medal to be awarded to a woman – Lady Dorothie Feilding – for her work driving ambulances. Other memories include the work of an Indian field surgeon, a chemist who invented a gas mask, and the account of a trumpeter sent home after his siblings had been killed. Rating: ****
The Little Drummer Girl, 9pm, BBC1
After falling for an intriguing stranger while on holiday in Greece, Charlie (Florence Pugh) enters a dangerous world of spies and espionage this evening. Israeli spymaster Kurtz (the excellent Michael Shannon) wants her to impersonate a member of a Palestinian terrorist cell and set a trap for its notorious leader, Khalil, but first she needs some on-the-job training. Luckily Becker (Alexander Skarsgård) knows everything about Khalil’s little brother’s girlfriend, whom she’ll be impersonating, and goes all method acting while giving her a crash course in their relationship. The pair pretend to be lovers as they prepare for Charlie’s mission, but is there a real spark developing between them? Rating: ******
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