TV tonight: Our highlights for Friday, September 15

The cast of Mrs Brown's Boys season 4
(Image credit: BBC Studios/Kirsty Anderson)

On TV tonight, Mrs Brown tries speed dating in Mrs Brown's Boys, Jane McDonald visits Osaka in Jane McDonald: Lost in Japan, Jenna Coleman stars in the new Prime Video revenge thriller, Wilderness, and Coco Chanel Unbuttoned looks into the fashion founder's fascinating history. Here's what you shouldn't miss on TV Tonight.

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What's on TV tonight

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight... 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Mrs Brown's Boys season 4, 9.30 pm, BBC One/iPlayer (box set)

Winnie and Agnes peer out the window in MRs Brown's Boys season 4

(Image credit: BBC Studios / Kirsty Anderson)

Mrs Brown’s all a-flutter when Father Damien organises a speed-dating event at Foley’s bar. Granted, she’s not entirely sure what it is, but even so, she’s all in. A trip to the hairdresser with new neighbour Birdie (June Rodgers, who matches Brendan O’Carroll’s bawdy Mrs B beautifully) quickly follows, as does disaster when Agnes ends up giving snobby nemesis Hilliary (Susie Blake) a very familiar makeover (!) Then it’s off to the pub where Mrs B, tarted up to the nines, sets her sights on a handsome French bloke called Franc… Pray for him! 

★★★★ ER 

Jane McDonald: Lost in Japan, 9 pm, Channel 5

Arriving in the neon-lit streets of Osaka, Jane meets a local who takes her down alleys to hidden shrines and temples. She’s struck by the way spirituality is woven into everyday life here, Shintoism and Buddhism being the two main religions. Osaka is known as Japan’s Kitchen, so it’s no surprise there’s a lot of eating on the itinerary. A must-do is a foodie walking tour, where our host samples pancakes, katsu, octopus balls and mochi before heading off for a  lesson in cooking traditional dumplings in a chef’s family home. ‘I found her on the internet,’ says Jane, chuffed. That’s what we love about travelling with Jane, the highlights seem genuinely hand-picked by her – especially for us! 

★★★ MC 

Wilderness, Prime Video

Wilderness stars Jenna Coleman and Oliver Jackson-Cohen

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Jenna Coleman gives a stand-out performance in this gripping and clever thriller in which she plays troubled Welsh writer Liv, who uproots her life to move to New York with her dashing husband Will (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), only for him to start an affair with his co-worker. Hurt and furious, Liv decides she’s going to channel her anger and wreak a terrible revenge on Will on the fabulous road trip across America’s stunning national parks that he’s organised in order to patch things up. But her plan starts to go badly awry when the two of them bump into some very unwelcome fellow holidaymakers en route… 

★★★★ CC

Coco Chanel Unbuttoned, 9 pm (times vary), BBC Two

The brand Chanel represents luxury and elegance. But its founder Coco Chanel was recruited by Nazi spies, according to this fascinating film. It gives a detailed account of the designer’s rags-to-riches story, from a deeply unhappy childhood to becoming one of the world’s most famous women. It also reveals her relationships with Pablo Picasso and the Duke of Westminster, as well as a scandalous involvement with German spy Baron von Dincklage. Through him, she was recruited as part of a failed mission to act as go-between between Winston Churchill and Hitler’s foreign intelligence. With archive photos and film and contributors including Jerry Hall and her daughter Georgia Jagger, both former Chanel models. 

★★★★ HD 

Best box set on TV tonight

Top Boy season 3, Netflix

Ashley Walters behind a chainlink fence in Top Boy season 3

(Image credit: Netflix)

Ashley Walters and Kano return as Dushane and Sully, with the action in this final series of the British gangland drama picking up shortly after Sully shot Jamie at the end of the last season, so there’s a huge fallout. Everything they’ve built comes under threat from forces outside and within their empire. Top Irish actors Barry Keoghan and Brian Gleeson join the cast as new characters Jonny and Tadgh. 


Best film on TV tonight

Love at First Sight, Netflix

Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy in an airport in Love At First Sight

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In Love At First SIght Ben Hardy and Haley Lu Richardson play strangers Oliver and Hadley, who meet at John F. Kennedy International Airport, only to discover they’ve been allocated seats next to each other on their flight from New York to London. As their plane races down the runway, Yale statistics student Oliver finds himself having to distract Hadley from her intense fear of flying, and over six hours and 47 minutes, they share their life stories and soon find themselves falling in love... 


Live Sport

  • Rugby World Cup 2023: New Zealand vs Namibia, 7.15 pm, (k-o 8 pm), ITV4
  • One-Day International Cricket: England vs New Zealand, 12 pm, Sky Sports Main Event/NOW

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss Mrs Brown's Boys on TV tonight.

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Happy viewing!

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at

Martin was a Staff Writer with, where he produced a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. Now he works for our sister site Tom's Guide in the same role.

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.