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TV tonight: our highlights for Friday 26th March

TV tonight Gardeners' World
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Gardeners' World is just one of the gems on today...

With spring in the air, Gardeners' World gives us some top planting tips, new animated series Invincible comes to Amazon Prime Video, and Liam Neeson and his son Micheál star in Made in Italy. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand-selected recommendations for what's on TV tonight include three TV shows, live sport, 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

Invincible, Amazon Prime Video

TV tonight Invincible

Not like father like son: Mark and his superhero dad

Mark Grayson is a typical teenager – well, as typical as you can get when your father is an alien best known as the superhero Omni-Man. Mark has been waiting for his own powers to kick in, and at the age of 17 he finally gets his wish – but learns very quickly that being a hero isn’t as effortless as his dad makes it look. Co-created by The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman and featuring vocal talent including Killing Eves Sandra Oh and Star Wars’ Mark Hamill, this smart, self-aware and occasionally bloody animated series pokes fun at comic-book tropes, but its obvious affection for the genre shines through. 

★★★★ SP

Gardeners' World, 9pm, BBC2

After what’s been a long, hard winter for many, the clocks go forward this weekend meaning we’ll have longer days to potter, plant and plan our green spaces. Monty sows dahlia seeds ready for a spectacular display in summer, and has tips on what to plant now in the veggie patch – plus some plans for a new project. We also catch up with Adam Frost, who has ideas for the year ahead as well as extending the planting in his gravel garden, and Frances Tophill asks ecologist and professor of biology Dave Goulson for advice on planting an insect-friendly garden. 

★★★★ JL

Made in Italy, Amazon Prime Video

TV tonight Made in Italy

Jack and Robert rebuild a house and their relationship

Liam Neeson stars as widowed London artist Robert, who returns to Tuscany with his estranged son Jack (played by Liam’s real-life son Micheál Richardson) to try to sell the house they inherited following the death of Robert’s wife. But as they restore the villa, they also end up mending their frayed relationship. The is one of those heartwarming comedy dramas that leaves a lump in the throat, especially since the story is similar to the family’s real-life experience of losing Micheál’s mum Natasha Richardson in a skiing accident in 2009. Liam and Michéal are both guests on The Graham Norton Show tonight (BBC1, 10.45pm) and will be talking about the film. 

★★★ HD

Best box set to watch 

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

Six Minutes to Midnight, 6pm, Sky Cinema Premiere/NOW

TV tonight Six Minutes to Midnight

It’s a thrilling ride for Eddie and Judi

Judi Dench and Eddie Izzard star in this thrilling spy drama set in 1939 in the small English town of Bexhill-on-Sea. Based on a real school, the Augusta-Victoria College, which was a finishing school for well-to-do German girls in the 1930s, Eddie, who is originally from the area, discovered the story while visiting the town’s museum and the idea for the film was born. The comic and writer plays Thomas Miller, an English teacher who comes to work at the school after his predecessor mysteriously disappears. Judi plays Miss Rocholl, a dedicated governess determined to protect her girls as the world around them becomes very dangerous. 

Live sport

  • ODI Cricket: India v England 7.30am, Sky Sports Cricket/NOW
  • League One Football: Oxford Utd v Lincoln City 7.30pm (k-o 7.45pm), Sky Sports Football/NOW

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don't miss Gardeners' World on TV tonight – blooming good show!

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

Happy viewing!