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TV tonight: our highlights for Tuesday 23rd March

TV tonight Kate Garraway: Finding Derek
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Kate Garraway: Finding Derek is just one of the gems on today...

Kate Garraway opens up about her husband's COVID battle in Finding Derek, Alan Carr crowns the Interior Design Master, and is it the end of the road for killer Cameron in Holby City? 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

Interior Design Masters, 8pm, BBC2

TV tonight Interior Design Masters

Let’s hope host Alan’s not providing lunch

By now the top two designers could surely do with a holiday, but no such luck. Instead, the finalists’ task is to make over luxury holiday villas in Cornwall. It’s by far their biggest challenge to date, with three days and £6,000 to design and produce an open-plan kitchen, living and dining space plus two bedrooms and a mezzanine landing. One is given the brief of appealing to the family market, while the other must cater for girls on a weekend away. What will host Alan Carr make of them – and who will impress Michelle Ogundehin, along with guest judges Matthew Williamson and Sophie Robinson, and win that coveted design contract? 

★★ SP

Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, 9pm, ITV

TV tonight Kate Garraway: Finding Derek

Kate opens up about her harrowing experience

Like many of us, Kate Garraway has been personally impacted by COVID-19 – her husband, Derek Draper, was hospitalised last March and remains seriously ill. In this moving documentary, Kate tells of the challenges she and her family have faced over the past 12 months. She also meets people who have survived the virus, and looks at its longer-term effects, which we still don’t know the full impact of. At the heart of the film, though, is her own very personal journey – which we hope can still have a happy ending. 

★★★★ SP

Holby City, 8.20pm, BBC1

TV tonight Holby City

Can Chloe lure Cameron into her trap?

After months of scheming, manipulation and cold-blooded murder, it looks like the net could finally be closing in on Holby’s Dr Death Cameron Dunn. With Chloe now convinced Cameron killed her patient Bobby, and he has since kidnapped her mother Ange, she vows to make him pay for what he’s done and tries to lure him into a trap. But when she realises Cameron hasn’t fallen for it, she urges Nicky – who’s pregnant with his child – to help reel him in. Feeling backed into a corner, Cameron barricades himself and Nicky inside Max’s office. Has his luck finally run out? This is a satisfying climax to what’s been a gripping storyline. 

★★★★ VW

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Malcolm in the Middle, seasons 1-7, All 4

TV tonight Malcom ln the Middle

Frankie Muniz as Malcolm

Before Breaking Bad and Your Honor, Bryan Cranston was best known as the loving but inept dad in this endearing sitcom starring Frankie Muniz, with his wife (Jane Kaczmarek) left to keep their three sons in line.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Whistle Down the Wind, 12.45pm, Talking Pictures TV

Released 60 years ago, this tells the story of three children who find a fugitive (Alan Bates) in the barn of their remote farm and, because of something he blurts out, believe he’s Jesus Christ. Hayley Mills, who plays one of the children, appeared in The Parent Trap in the same year but this British drama could not be more different to Disney fluff. The film is based on a book by Hayley’s mother, Mary Hayley Bell, and later became a West End musical. 

Live sport

  • Cricket: India v England ODI 7.30am, Sky Sports Cricket/NOW TV

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don't miss Kate Garraway: Finding Derek on TV tonight – a heartbreaking watch

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

Happy viewing!