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TV Tonight: our highlights for Friday, June 24

TV tonight – Sam Fender will be on the Pyramid Stage tonight.
Sam Fender will be on the Pyramid Stage tonight. (Image credit: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images)

On TV tonight, put a tent up in the garden and turn up the telly as Glastonbury 2022 returns across the BBC. Rowan Atkinson has a new series of shorts on Netflix, Man Vs Bee, Claudia Winkleman has a new quiz show, One Question on C4 and comedy Young Rock returns to Sky Comedy/NOW. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand selected recommendations for what's on TV tonight include four 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

Glastonbury 2022, from 7pm, BBC Three/Four/Two

Glastonbury missed out on its 50th birthday in June 2020, but the world’s most famous music festival will be making up for lost time this year. American singer Billie Eilish is the main event on the Pyramid Stage tonight, with Geordie rocker Sam Fender, who picked up a host of Brit Awards earlier this year, supporting her. The day’s other highlights include Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Supergrass and Little Simz. Over the weekend, look out for headliner Paul McCartney and Olivia Rodrigo on Saturday, with Diana Ross, Pet Shop Boys and Elbow on Sunday. 

★★★★ SMA

Man Vs Bee, Netflix

TV tonight Not sure martial arts are going to work on a bee, Trevor…

Not sure martial arts are going to work on a bee, Trevor… (Image credit: Netflix)

Rowan Atkinson is arguably best known for giving us the awkward and accident-prone Mr Bean. This week, he makes a welcome return to our screens playing an equally bumbling house-sitter called Trevor, who’s assigned to look after a luxury mansion and ends up getting into all kinds of scrapes… with a bee! With strategically placed statues, priceless paintings and a lively dog thrown into the mix, you can see the jokes coming a mile off and inevitable comparisons will be made to Rowan’s much-loved Mr Bean. If you’re looking for laughs, you would ‘bee’ mad to miss this!

★★★★ VW

One Question, 8pm, C4

TV tonight Claudia hosts.

Claudia hosts. (Image credit: C4)

Claudia Winkleman launches a brand new quiz show, which could see contestants pocketing ‘up to’ (translation: probably a bit less than) £100,000 if they can provide the answer to one question. First up are Janae and Emma from Birmingham. They’re faced with ‘What is a circle?’ and given 20 possible answers. Can they pick the winning one from 19 wrong’uns? Claudia, of the shiniest hair and sharpest black suits in television, is talented at putting players at ease, but can she tempt them with her costly clues? 

★★★★ ER

Young Rock, season 2, 8pm, Sky Comedy/NOW

TV tonight The Rock looks back at his younger years.

The Rock looks back at his younger years. (Image credit: Sky)

Wrestler-turned-action hero Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, returns in the hit US sitcom about his colourful childhood and early struggles to become a sports star. As in the first season, The Rock plays himself in the year 2032 as he runs for US President, and looks back on his eventful youth. Three young actors play him at different points of his life, including the early 1990s, when he has dreams of becoming an American football star. 

★★★ RMC

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

The Lazarus Project, Sky Box Sets/NOW

TV tonight George has an appointment with destiny

George has an appointment with destiny. (Image credit: Sky)

Giri/Haji creator Joe Barton offers up a fast-paced new entry into the sci-fi canon with this eight-part series, as George (I May Destroy You’s Paapa Essiedu) gets recruited into a top-secret organisation with the power to reset time if humanity is threatened with extinction. At first, he’s delighted with his new superhero-esque gig, but then he’s struck by a personal tragedy – which he isn’t allowed to undo. This excellent thriller deploys moral dilemmas and high-octane chase scenes, and it boasts a cracking ensemble cast which includes Caroline Quentin.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

When Harry Met Sally, 10.40pm, BBC One

TV tonight Meg Ryan stars.

Meg Ryan stars. (Image credit: BBC)

Written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner, this was released more than 30 years ago, but remains one of the best romcoms ever made. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan are Harry and Sally, who meet, instantly dislike each other, but later become friends. Harry, however, maintains that men and women can’t be friends as sex gets in the way… Bruno Kirby and Carrie Fisher co-star. 

Live Sport

  • Tennis: Eastbourne, 1pm, BBC Two
  • Test Cricket, England vs New Zealand, 10.15am, Sky Sports Main Event/NOW
  • Women's International Football, England vs Netherlands, 7.15pm (k-o 8pm), ITV4

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss Glastonbury 2022 on TV tonight — a welcome return to the mud (maybe?), mayhem and music from Worthy Farm.

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

Happy viewing!

Joanne Lowles
Joanne Lowles

Joanne Lowles has been writing about TV since 2002. After graduating from Cardiff University with a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism, she worked for All About Soap magazine covering the ups and downs of life on the cobbles, the square and the Dales. 

Next came nearly 10 years at TV Times magazine as a writer and then deputy features editor. Here she spent many happy days interviewing the biggest names in entertainment and visiting the sets of some of our most popular shows including Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Strictly Come Dancing

With a love of nature and wildlife she’s also interviewed the leading experts in this area including David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Steve Backshall. She’s also travelled the world visiting Mongolia, Canada and South Africa to see how the best in the business make the most brilliant natural history documentaries. 

Freelance since 2013, she is now is a digital writer and editor for What to Watch, previews the best on the box for TV Times mag each week and loves being constantly surprised, entertained and informed by the amazing TV that she is lucky enough to watch.