TV tonight: our highlights for Friday 9th April

TV tonight Trip Hazard

Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure is just one of the gems on today. Due to the death of Prince Philip schedules may change.

Comedian Rosie Jones travels round the UK in Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure, The Circle Comes to an end, and it's the 61st series of Have I Got News For You. 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

The Circle Final, 10pm, C4

Given our current circumstances, you wouldn’t bet on the series in which contestants are confined to a block of flats and only allowed to communicate digitally being a big lockdown hit – but this has been. In tonight’s final, the players attend a dinner where they reveal their true identities, then host Emma Willis crowns the winner, who will take home a sizeable chunk of the £100,000 prize money. 

★★ JP

Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure, 8.30pm, C4

TV tonight Trip Hazard

Scarlett and Rosie explore the Lake District

Comedian Rosie Jones, styling herself as a ‘disabled, Northern Joanna Lumley’, hosts this delightful, irreverent series in which she and celeb pals enjoy UK short breaks. The series begins in the Lake District, where Rosie and Scarlett Moffatt attempt to write poetry at William Wordsworth’s house, bed down in a stable and cause chaos with a sausage-making machine. Olivia Colman’s arch narration is a treat, as are the scenes where Rosie checks in with glib C4 boss Saskia (Rachel Stubbings). 

★★★★ SP

Have I Got News For You, 9.30pm, BBC1

TV tonight Have I Got News For You

Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are back

It’s impossible to herald a new run of this TV institution without mention of the series number. So here we go: tonight sees the return of the popular news quiz as it reaches an astonishing series 61. David Tennant is host, while regular team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined by Jack Dee and Helen Lewis to answer questions on the week’s talking points. 

★★★★ JP

Best box set to watch 

Bates Motel, seasons one to five, BBC iPlayer

TV tonight Bates Motel

Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga star

The Good Doctor’s Freddie Highmore found US TV fame playing the young Norman Bates in this contemporary prequel to 1960’s Psycho. It explores the dark, twisted relationship between the teenager and his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga).

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Palm Springs, Amazon Prime Video

TV tonight Palm Springs

Cristin Milioti and Andy Samberg star

If it’s a slightly insane sci-fi comedy you’re after, look no further than this Groundhog Day-style romcom. Andy Samberg is carefree Nyles, who meets reluctant maid-of-honour Sarah (Cristin Milioti) at a Palm Springs wedding, only for them both to become stuck in a time loop after getting sucked into a bizarre vortex. Cue many repeats of the same day, as Sarah tries to escape, while falling in love with Nyles, who’s determined to seize the day, even if each day is the same. Can they escape the time loop, each other and themselves? You can also see Andy Samberg in comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping tonight (12.35am, C4). 

Live sport

  • Championship Football: Watford v Reading 7pm (k-o 7.45pm), Sky Sports Football/NOW
  • Premier League Football: Fulham v Wolverhampton Wanderers 7.30pm (k-o 8pm), BT Sport 1

Soaps on TV tonight

  • EastEnders, 8.05pm
  • Emmerdale, 7pm - cancelled now, moves to Monday
  • Coronation Street, 7.30pm - cancelled now, moves to Monday
  • Hollyoaks, 6.30pm

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don't miss Trip Hazard on TV tonight – an alternative way to tour Britain!

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

Happy viewing!