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TV tonight: our highlights for Friday 30th October

TV tonight The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice

The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice is just one of the gems on today...

Jonathan Ross is one of the guests on Bake Off: An Extra Slice this week, the second season of The Mandalorian comes to Disney+, and Susan Calman reveals more Secret Scotland. 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, 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

The Mandalorian, Disney+

TV tonight The Mandalorian

Two’s company: The Mandalorian and ‘Baby Yoda’

The Mandalorian and ‘Baby Yoda’ continue their journey in the much-anticipated second series, facing new enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through the dangerous Star Wars galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire. Can the pair keep safe from evil Empire warlord Moff Gideon? With at least two more seasons in the pipeline, this is going to be a long adventure… 

★★★★ NC

The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, 8pm, C4

TV tonight The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice

Tea time with Tom Allen and Jo Brand

Are we all in agreement that there are very few programmes that wouldn’t be improved by the addition of Tom Allen? His voiceover on The Apprentice Best Bits elevates a clip show to one of the week’s highlights. And while it’s hard to improve on the perfection that is Jo Brand plus cake plus celebrity fans, the addition of Tom to An Extra Slice is, well, the icing on top. Tonight in his regular slot he’ll cast his side-eye over home bakers’ creations, while Jo chats to Jonathan Ross, comedian Darren Harriott and Derry Girls’ Siobhán McSweeney

★★★★ JP

Secret Scotland with Susan Calman, 8pm, Channel 5

TV tonight Secret Scotland with Susan Calman

Ready to p-p-p-pick up a penguin!

Comedian Susan Calman continues her tour of her homeland, uncovering some hidden gems and places she didn’t know existed. Tonight she travels from the capital Edinburgh in the east to her hometown of Glasgow in the west. And it’s a packed show as Susan moves effortlessly from learning how to lay a table for the Queen aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia to feeding time of a more casual nature with the famous penguins at Edinburgh Zoo. Susan’s journey ends at Glasgow Central station, the busiest in Scotland, whose glass roof could possibly be the largest in Europe. 

★★★★ LP

Best box set to watch 

Desperate Housewives, seasons one to eight, Amazon Prime Video

TV tonight Desperate Housewives

The residents of Wisteria Lane

Those who loved Why Women Kill will want to watch (or rewatch) this comedy drama from its creator Marc Cherry, starring Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria. It opens with the shocking suicide of one of the wives on Wisteria Lane.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

The Invisible Man, 8pm, Sky Cinema Premiere/NOW TV

TV tonight The Invisible Man

He’s behind you… No, really!

In a supremely terrifying new take on the HG Wells novel, writer/director Leigh Whannell mines the original premise and finds treasure of the chilling kind. He’s helped by an actor of Elisabeth Moss’ calibre, who plays an abused wife escaping the grip of a violent husband. He’s dead, she’s told, but strange things happening around her suggest he’s still around – or is she just going insane? An excellent edge-of-the-seat thriller with Elisabeth convincing as a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown. 

Live sport

  • Rugby League: Warrington Wolves v Salford Red Devils 5.25pm (k-o 5.30pm), Sky Sports Arena/NOW TV
  • Rugby League: St Helens v Wigan Warriors 7.45pm (k-o 7.45pm), Sky Sports Arena/Sky Sports Mix/NOW TV

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don't miss The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice on TV tonight – second helpings of your favourite show

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

Happy viewing!