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TV tonight: our highlights for Monday 9th November

TV tonight My Family, the Holocaust & Me
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My Family, the Holocaust & Me is just one of the gems on today...

Robert Rinder takes a very painful journey into the past in My Family, the Holocaust & Me, Nigella's back on TV and telling us to Cook, Eat, Repeat, and Jonathan re-appears in The Undoing. 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

Nigella: Cook, Eat, Repeat, 8pm, BBC2

TV tonight Nigella: Cook, Eat, Repeat

Nigella welcomes us back to her ‘pleasure palace’

Unless you’re a practical joker, chances are banana skins go straight on the compost. So full credit to Nigella Lawson for finding a culinary use for them. In this series, an unexpectedly thrifty Nigella shares an appealing recipe for banana skin curry, promising they’re undetectable when eaten. Other winter warmers on the menu tonight include her version of bhorta, an Indian-inspired dish of fried and mashed vegetables, slow-cooked lamb shanks, and a chocolate tahini cake using – you’ve guessed it – bananas. Insert own innuendo… 

★★★★ ER

My Family, the Holocaust & Me with Robert Rinder, 9pm (times vary), BBC1

TV tonight My Family, the Holocaust & Me

Robert and his mother Angela meet survivor Leon Rytz

In this two-parter, barrister and TV personality Robert Rinder learns more about what happened to the family of his grandfather Morris, a Holocaust survivor, during World War Two. He also sends others whose relatives experienced the Holocaust, including his friend, Emmerdale actor Louisa Clein, on journeys to explore their own families’ wartime stories. Accompanied by his mother Angela, Robert travels to Treblinka camp in Poland, where Morris’ parents and siblings were killed, meets survivor Leon Rytz and says a prayer of remembrance in a sobering and moving documentary. 

★★★★ IM

The Undoing, 9pm, Sky Atlantic/NOW TV

TV tonight The Undoing

Jonathan’s always ready for a fight

Is it wrong to want Hugh Grant to be the villain? His snaky oncologist Jonathan is firmly in the frame when he’s arrested, arraigned and banged up for the murder of Elena. Hugh dusts off his fight skills (which are much improved since Bridget Jones’s Diary) and shows that Jonathan – like him – can hold his own in almost any situation. Elsewhere, Grace (Nicole Kidman) gets to grips with Jonathan’s double life. 

★★★ ER

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Uncle, seasons one to three, Netflix

TV tonight Uncle

Nick Helm and Elliot Speller-Gillott star

There is an underlying warmth to this darkly comic series about an unemployed musician (Nick Helm) who has to look after his geeky 12-year-old nephew (Elliot Speller-Gillott). There’s also a lovely natural chemistry between them.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Inception, 9pm, ITV4

TV tonight Inception

Leonardo DiCaprio stars

Christopher Nolan’s brain-teaser is one of the best thrillers of the last decade. Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page and Tom Hardy have to enter the dreams of Cillian Murphy to implant an idea – but there are deadly risks involved… Incredibly clever, this film dazzles with its awesome visuals (done with a minimum of CGI) and spot-on acting.

Live sport

  • FA Cup Football: Oxford City v Northampton 7pm (k-o 7.45pm), BT Sport 1

Soaps on TV tonight

  • EastEnders, 8pm
  • Emmerdale, 7pm
  • Coronation Street, 7.30pm & 8.30pm
  • Hollyoaks, 6.30pm

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don't miss My Family, the Holocaust & Me on TV tonight – powerful and moving

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

Happy viewing!