TV tonight: Our highlights for Monday, August 28

Gemma Whelan as DS Sarah Collins and Jimmy Akingbola as DC Steve Bradshaw standing in front of a police car.
The Tower is back on TV tonight. (Image credit: Mammoth Screen for ITV)

On TV tonight, The Tower returns for season 2, Rose Matefeo's Starstruck is back, and Marcus Wareing tries his hand at farming and growing food. 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

The Tower II: Death Message, 9 pm, ITV1

The first series of The Tower saw Gemma Whelan’s experienced DS Sarah Collins in pursuit of Tahirah Sharif’s rookie PC Lizzie Adama, on the run after witnessing a police colleague and teenage girl plunge to their deaths from a tower block. In this long-awaited second series, the two are thrown together once more. 

Over four consecutive nights, it follows Sarah as she’s told to reopen the cold case of a missing girl, while Lizzie investigates a separate domestic violence complaint. When both cases collide, Sarah and Lizzie cross paths again… This is another thrill-ride of a drama that towers above the competition. 

★★★★ VW

Starstruck season 3, from 10 pm, BBC Three

Starstruck season 3 cast

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Rose Matafeo’s whip-smart romantic comedy returns for a third series, and Jessie (Matafeo) is still in love with Hollywood star boyfriend Tom (Nikesh Patel)… for about 30 seconds, until a montage skips ahead two years and reveals they have broken up. Jessie’s still adjusting to being single, and panics when she learns Tom will be attending the reception of her best friend Kate’s (Emma Sidi) wedding. (‘He’s famous!’ Kate insists. ‘It’s good for morale!’) The scene is set for an awkward reunion, but can the two of them adjust to being amicable exes – or is there still a spark there? 

★★★★★ SP

Remarkable Places to Eat, 9 pm, More4

If Angela Hartnett thinks a restaurant is worth a visit, it’s fair to say the Michelin-starred chef probably knows what she’s talking about. She’s taking Fred Sirieix to three great places in Devon, beginning at The Seahorse in Dartmouth, where fantastic ingredients cooked simply win over Fred. ‘Are we in heaven?’ he muses. 

They also sample Exmouth crab at The River Exe Café, a floating restaurant which has somehow overcome all the logistical issues which that implies. And, finally, they head to Gather in Totnes, which specialises in locally sourced and foraged ingredients, serving, in Fred’s words, ‘food to get excited about’. 

★★★★ JP

Marcus Wareing’s Tales From A Kitchen Garden season 2, 6:30 pm, BBC Two

Marcus Wareing’s Tales From A Kitchen Garden season 2 arrives on BBC2 in time for autumn.

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Marcus Wareing’s peace is shattered by some noisy arrivals in this charming returning series which follows the popular TV chef as he tries his hand at farming and growing. Guard geese join his small-holding in East Sussex, but seem to prefer the sound of their own honking to actually protecting the duck pond. Elsewhere this week, Marcus visits local tomato, potato and wasabi experts for tips on expanding his now-flourishing kitchen garden, and steps up his rewilding efforts to increase the bee population. Salt-marsh lamb ribs, charred gazpacho and a delicious vegetarian feast are all on the menu. 

★★★★ RF

Best box set on TV tonight

Who is Erin Carter?Netflix

An episodic still from Who Is Erin Carter? showing Erin (Evin Ahmad) standing on a rooftop, holding her hands up while a man behind her is pointing a gun at her

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Who Is Erin Carter? is an excellent question – and you’ll want to stick with this action-packed thriller to find out the answer! Erin (Evin Ahmad) is a Brit abroad, working as a teacher in Barcelona. But after Erin and her daughter Harper (Indica Watson) get caught up in a robbery in the supermarket and Erin expertly disarms one of the robbers with just the groceries she can lay her hands on, it’s clear she’s more than just a teacher. 

As word of her heroism spreads, people start asking awkward questions – and Erin gets deeper into trouble. The star-spangled cast also includes Douglas Henshall, Denise Gough, Susannah Fielding and Jamie Bamber. 

★★★★★ SP 

Best film on TV tonight

No Time to Die, 8 pm, ITV2

No Time to Die Daniel Craig James Bond

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James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a life of tranquility in Jamaica. However, his peaceful retirement is disturbed when old CIA friend Felix Leiter turns up asking for help. Bond then sets off on the trail of an enigmatic villain armed with lethal new technology. It's a case that turns out to be more personal than ever for the super-spy - and has far-reaching consequences. Cary Joji Fukunaga's action thriller, starring Daniel Craig in his fifth and final outing as 007. With Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas and Christoph Waltz.


Live Sport

  • Serie A: Cagliari v Inter Milan (Kick-off 7:45 pm),  BT Sport 1

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss The Tower on TV tonight.

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Happy viewing!

Lucy Buglass
Senior Staff Writer

Lucy joined the team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes, reviews and the latest TV news. Now she works for our sister site TechRadar in the same role. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story, Stranger Things and Black Mirror but she is also partial to a quiz show or a bit of Say Yes to the Dress