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TV Tonight: our highlights for Friday, August 6

Lobster fisherman Mark Gainford.
Lobster fisherman Mark Gainford. (Image credit: C4)

On TV tonight, sit back and enjoy the beautiful Welsh countryside and meet some friendly folk in Epic Wales: Valleys, Mountains & Coasts on C4, a new thriller starts on Amazon Prime Video called Cruel Summer and husband and wife duo Paul and Suki try a different kind of holiday in Motorhoming with Merton & Webster on Channel 5. 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

Epic Wales: Valleys, Mountains & Coasts, 8pm, C4

TV tonight Farmer Rhodri Jones.

Farmer Rhodri Jones. (Image credit: C4)

This new series celebrates the people who live and work in Wales’ three National Parks. Farmer Rhodri has been tending his flock on the uplands near Bala in Snowdonia for 43 years, but heavy snowfall in April brings chaos to an already busy lambing season. Down south in Pembrokeshire, fisherman Mark sails out to set his lobster pots and then sell his catch straight off his boat to some lucky customers. Finally, in the Brecon Beacons three friends carry out essential maintenance work from a great height on Carreg Cennen Castle. 

★★★★ JL

Cruel Summer, Amazon Prime Video

TV tonight Harley Quinn Smith and Olivia Holt in thriller Cruel Summer.

Harley Quinn Smith and Olivia Holt in thriller Cruel Summer(Image credit: Amazon)

Set in Texas across the three summers of 1993, 94 and 95, this new psychological thriller series stars young actors Olivia Holt and Chiara Aurelia as high-school peers. Holt plays popular, outgoing teen Kate Wallis who mysteriously vanishes overnight, while Aurelia plays shy and awkward fellow student Jeanette Turner who seems to step seamlessly into missing Kate’s shoes until a terrible accusation is made against her. The many twists and shocks make for gripping viewing as the action flips between the three consecutive years. 

★★★★★ TL

Motorhoming with Merton & Webster, 8pm, Channel 5

TV tonight Paul Merton and his wife Suki Webster try motorhoming.

Paul Merton and his wife Suki Webster try motorhoming around the UK.  (Image credit: Channel 5)

With Brits going staycation-crazy, Paul Merton and his comedian wife, Suki Webster, take to the A roads to see if motorhoming is up their street. Despite a spot of mild road rage, torrential rain, getting trapped in bathrooms and meeting ‘vanlifers’ with a caravan named ‘Donatella Vansace’, the affable duo make life on the road very appealing. Pass the driving gloves! 

★★★★ RF

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Clarkson's Farm, Amazon Prime Video

TV Tonight Jeremy Clarkson on his farm.

Jeremy Clarkson has a lot to learn about farming! (Image credit: Amazon Prime Video)

Jeremy Clarkson stays true to his acerbic, bolshie TV persona as this entertaining new eight part series tracks his progress getting to grips, (or not, as seems to be the case at first), with the 1,000-acre Cotswold farm where he lives. The opening episode sees him purchase a ludicrously huge Lamborghini tractor that he is clueless about operating, make a hash of ploughing some fields and get a severe telling-off from his new right hand man, young farmer Kaleb, who brings fun and youth to proceedings. Fans of Clarkson will enjoy it. Farmers will be rolling their eyes in despair!

★★★★ TL

Best film to watch on TV tonight

The Dry, 8.55am & 9pm, Sky Cinema Premiere/NOW

TV tonight Eric Bana stars in The Dry.

Eric Bana stars in The Dry. (Image credit: Sky)

The parched, drought-hit land that surrounds an Australian Outback town is fertile enough for secrets and lies in this beautifully filmed thriller based on
Jane Harper’s hit novel of the same name. Eric Bana is on superb form as
a haunted cop who returns to his hometown after an old friend has, apparently, shot his wife and child before turning the gun on himself. Bana’s presence opens the wound of a murder 20 years before, which he may know more about than he’s letting on. Gripping, wonderfully acted and shot with a masterful eye. 

Live Sport

  • Olympics 2020, from 6am, BBC1/BBC2/iPlayer/Red Button
  • Test Cricket, England v India, 10.15am, Sky Sports Main Event/NOW

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss Epic Wales: Valleys, Mountains & Coasts on TV tonight – a beautiful celebration of the land and people of Wales. 

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

Happy viewing!