TV tonight: our highlights for Monday 21st September

TV tonight Ghosts
(Image credit: BBC/Monumental Television/Steven Peskett)

Ghosts is just one of the gems on today...

Supernatural comedy Ghosts is back, Sir Trevor McDonald tells the Untold Story of Myra Hindley and Rose West, and Chris Packham reports live from Yellowstone National Park. Here's what you shouldn’t miss tonight. 

  • Our hand-selected recommendations for what's on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film, live sport and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • Keep up to date with the latest soap spoiler storylines on TV tonight with our daily soap synopsis 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide 

What's on TV tonight 

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight... 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Rose West & Myra Hindley: Their Untold Story with Trevor McDonald, 9pm, ITV

TV tonight Rose West & Myra Hindley

Sir Trevor McDonald reports

The broadcaster tells the extraordinary story of how the serial killers became lovers after meeting in Durham prison in 1995. The relationship didn’t last long, however, with West soon realising she’d been taken for a ride by a manipulative Hindley, whose only goal was to hold on to her queen bee status. We also hear from fellow inmates and prison staff about West’s regular rages and why Hindley finally confessed to her heinous crimes. 

★★★★ HD

Ghosts, 8.30pm, BBC1

TV tonight Ghosts

Alison and Mike call a house meeting

The deliciously daft series with oodles of heart was a comedy highlight of last year with its portrayal of bewildered Alison and Mike (Charlotte Ritchie and Kiell Smith-Bynoe) who share their dilapidated manor house with a bunch of strange but lovable ghosts. As the series begins, the couple decide to host weddings at Button House, but a promo photo causes mayhem when the camera captures a spooky image of Edwardian spectre Lady Fanny Button. While Alison and Mike initially despair, they soon realise they could turn it into a business opportunity… 

★★★★ CC

Yellowstone Live, from 8pm, National Geographic WILD

TV tonight Yellowstone Live

Bison in Yellowstone National Park

Chris Packham is in America’s oldest national park – Yellowstone – with a team of US presenters as they reveal more about the spectacular wildlife and geology of the area – think Autumnwatch but with grizzly bears. Previously filmed live, Chris provides the facts and figures about the bears, beavers, elk and bison that call Yellowstone home, plus shares his vast knowledge of the volatile geology of the area. Another ‘live’ hour of stunning footage follows with wolves and cougars. 

★★★ JL

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Wallander, seasons 1-4, BBC iPlayer, Netflix

TV tonight Wallander

Sir Kenneth Branagh stars

With Young Wallander currently streaming on Netflix, now is the perfect time to revisit the original BAFTA-winning series, which sees Sir Kenneth Branagh playing  the Swedish detective in later years when he’s an inspector. Branagh is excellent as the dedicated but troubled cop dealing with some very dark investigations in a superb crime drama.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

The Dead Zone, 9pm, Horror Channel

After five years in a coma, Christopher Walken wakes up to discover that he can tell the future of whomever he touches. Former girlfriend Brooke Adams, lawman Tom Skerritt and politician Martin Sheen are three of the key people he gets to grips with. It’s one of the best adaptations of a Stephen King story.

Live sport

  • Premier League Football: Aston Villa v Sheffield Utd 5pm (k-o 6pm), Sky Sports Premier League
  • Premier League Football: Wolves v Man City 8pm (k-o 8.15pm), Sky Sports Premier League

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don't miss Ghosts on TV tonight – more spooky shenanigans

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide. 

Happy viewing!