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TV tonight: our highlights for Thursday 28th May

TV tonight Britain's Best Parent?
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Britain's Best Parent? is just one of the gems on today...

C4 aims to find out who is Britain's Best Parent, BBC1 looks at Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health, and The Chase's Anne Hegerty tests Britain's Brightest Celebrity Family. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand-selected recommendations for what's on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • 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

Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health, 8.05pm, BBC1

TV tonight Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health

Prince William and his squad tackle mental health issues

In this documentary, Prince William uses football to get men to talk about their emotions and mental-health issues. Former and current Premier League footballers share their thoughts on the pressures they face, while a group of bereaved fathers explain how their local footie team is a support network. 

★★★★ TE

Britain's Best Parent?, 8.05pm, C4

TV tonight Britain's Best Parent?

'Lazy parents' Kevin and Kerry

Inviting the nation to judge our parenting skills isn’t really our idea of a great time, but apparently some people feel a bit differently. Over the next four weeks, three sets of parents per episode take it in turns to look after each other’s kids in their preferred style. They then meet up with Anita Rani in the studio to discuss how it went and the audience votes for the pick of the parenting bunch. First up: Joana, who encourages gender fluidity, self-styled ‘lazy parents’ Kevin and Kerry, and Rin and Robin, who favour strict boundaries. 

★★★★ SP

Britain's Brightest Celebrity Family, 8pm, ITV

TV tonight Britain's Brightest Celebrity Family

Lucy takes on Shaun under Anne’s beady eye

It’s Weatherfield vs Walford in the first episode of a celeb version of this prime-time hit, as Corrie’s Lucy Fallon goes up against former EastEnder Shaun Williamson. They’re both joined by two family members in a series of rounds hosted by Anne Hegerty (The Chase’s Governess) but only one family will have the chance to win £25k for their chosen charity… 

★★★ HD

Best box set to watch 

Spooks, seasons 1-10, BBC iPlayer

TV tonight Spooks

Keeley Hawes, Matthew Macfadyen and David Oyelowo

Recently seen as Charles Ingram in ITV’s Quiz, Matthew Macfadyen is a tough spy in this MI5 drama that co-stars his now wife Keeley Hawes. Bomb threats, shootings and kidnappings are all part of the job in this action-packed series.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

The Imposter, 10.05pm, C4

TV tonight The Imposter

Frederic Bourdin is The Imposter

British filmmaker Bart Layton’s superb documentary is a gripping thriller. In 1994, blond, blue-eyed 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay goes missing in Texas; in 1997 a dark-haired, brown-eyed youth turns up in Spain claiming to be him... Layton probes deeper into the bizarre case, using dramatic re-enactments and interviews with the people involved, including the puckish, chillingly enigmatic trickster at the heart of the story: Frenchman Frederic Bourdin.

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don't miss Britain's Best Parent? on TV tonight – it's eye-opening!

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

Happy viewing!