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TV tonight: our highlights for Tuesday 7th July

TV tonight The Nolans Go Cruising
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The Nolans Go Cruising is just one of the gems on today...

Original girl band The Nolans Go Cruising, Kate Humble and Dan Snow remember The Battle of Britain, and Nicky pushes herself too far in Holby. 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 Battle of Britain: 3 Days That Saved The Nation, 9pm, Channel 5

Tv tonight The Battle of Britain

Kate and Dan recall the Battle of Britain

Kate Humble and Dan Snow present over three nights, marking the crucial days in the Battle of Britain. Beginning with 15 August 1940, they tell the personal stories of some of the men and women defending Britain against German bombers. As 19-year-old Joan Fanshawe, a member of the WAAF, started her shift at the operations room in west London, pilots Archie McKellar in Scotland and William Hopkin in Kent got ready for the fight of their lives. Using previously unseen documents and diaries, this tells the story of some of the forgotten heroes of the battle for our skies. Continues tomorrow and Thursday. 

★★★ JL

The Nolans Go Cruising, 10pm, Quest Red

TV tonight The Nolans Go Cruising

The Nolan sisters are making waves on the Med

The Nolan sisters have gone through divorce, money troubles, cancer battles, rifts and heartbreaking loss – and they’re talking about all of it in this warm-hearted series. It follows Coleen, Linda, Maureen and Anne as they reunite for a cruise of the Med, planning to perform their hit I’m in the Mood for Dancing on the final night. Tonight, they join the luxury liner in Genoa, Italy, and have the first rehearsal for their performance, which brings back painful memories of the death of their sister Bernie from breast cancer in 2013. 

★★★ HD

Holby City, 8pm, BBC1

TV tonight Holby City

Has Nicky pushed herself too far?

Focused on saving the life of ‘second mum’ Brenda, Nicky has been working all day, not sleeping and surviving on coffee and energy drinks. But as she continues to push herself to the limit, her actions have devastating consequences… Meanwhile, in his ongoing effort to try and impress Ange, Cameron pulls another near-fatal stunt, casting himself in the role of saviour, but throws someone else under the bus in the process. 

★★★ VW

Best box set to watch 

Bad Education, seasons 1-3, BBC iPlayer, Netflix

TV tonight Bad Education

Jack Whitehall as hapless teacher Alfie Wickers

Jack Whitehall stars as Alfie Wickers, a posh teacher at a secondary school. He’s incapable of controlling his students and looking cool in front of fellow teacher Rosie (Sarah Solemani). It’s silly but very entertaining.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Passengers, 9pm, Film4

TV tonight Passengers

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star

On board a giant spacecraft, 5,000 passengers are in cryogenic suspension for a 120-year journey to a new world. But 30 years in, something goes wrong, leading to one man (Chris Pratt) being woken. Faced with 90 years of solitude, he wakes a stranger (Jennifer Lawrence) for companionship – whether she likes it or not… That’s the drawback with the film – his selfishness is a hurdle that’s hard to overcome. That said, the stars are both great here, while the action scenes (especially the finale) are put together in a superb fashion. 

Live sport

  • Premier League Football: Crystal Palace v Chelsea 5.30pm (k-o 6pm), Sky Sports Main Event
  • Premier League Football: Watford v Norwich 5.30pm (k-o 6pm), Sky One, Sky Sports Premier League, Pick
  • Premier League Football: Arsenal v Leicester 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 The Nolans Go Cruising on TV tonight – they're in the mood for sailing!

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

Happy viewing!