TV tonight: our highlights for Tuesday 9th June

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The A Word is just one of the gems on today...

It's the final A Word, Springwatch comes to a close and The House Through Time is having a rough few years. 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 
  • 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

Springwatch, 8pm, BBC2

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What will Chris find in the New Forest?

It’s the final week of the series, and we’re looking forward to seeing what other wildlife will emerge from the woods at Chris Packham’s New Forest base where he’s been presenting with his step-daughter Meghan. Meanwhile, Gillian Burke scours the coastline near her home in Cornwall and Iolo Williams fills us in on the comings and goings from his patch in Mid Wales. 

★★★★ TL

The A Word, 9pm, BBC1

TV tonight The Aw Word

Rebecca’s life is about to take a dramatic turn…

If anyone deserves a stress-free birth for her baby, it’s long-suffering Rebecca, but nothing ever goes smoothly for the Hughes clan. The young mum-to-be goes into labour in the middle of nowhere with a phone that’s out of battery and only Joe for company… Meanwhile, our hopes for Paul and Sarah and Alison and Ben are on  the verge of being dashed when they all have some tricky chats. Can Maurice be luckier in love when he informs Louise that he’ll be moving in? With some poignant moments and  a fair few wry laughs, a fourth run would be very welcome!

★★★★ CC

A House Through Time, 9pm, BBC2

TV tonight A House Through Time

David reveals that things take a downturn at 10 Guinea Street

By the 1880s the fortunes of 10 Guinea Street – the Bristol house at the centre of this fascinating historical series – had changed for the worse, explains David Olusoga. First, he traces the fortunes of the Pow family, who tried to make ends meet and cope with a child’s death, something that was then all too common. As well as a tale about dangerous medicines being sold from the property, look out for the story of the Curley family, who moved into No 10 in 1911 and whose lives were devastated by WWI. 

★★★★ JL

Best box set to watch 

The White Princess, one season, UKTV Play

TV tonight The White Princess

Jodie Comer is The White Princess

Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer steps back in time for this epic historical drama based on Philippa Gregory’s 2013 novel of the same name. Comer stars as Elizabeth of York, whose 1486 marriage to Henry VII (played by Jacob Collins-Levy) unites the houses of Lancaster and York and effectively ends the War of the Roses. However, their union sets the scene for power struggles, love, betrayal and political clashes – particularly among the mothers.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Logan, 9pm, Film4

TV tonight Logan

Logan has a difficult journey ahead

This is not your typical superhero film, but a superb movie in its own right. It’s set in the near future, with Hugh Jackman’s Logan (aka Wolverine) an older, battered man, working as a limo driver while caring for Professor X (Patrick Stewart). Then 11-year-old Laura (Dafne Keen) enters his life, with metal claws just like his. The violence is visceral and bloody, the scenarios gritty, but this stands tall as a fine elegy to a once-great hero. 

Soaps on TV tonight

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Happy viewing!