TV Tonight: Our highlights for Monday, February 6
Maternal is just one of the gems on TV Tonight.
On TV tonight, a night out takes a nasty turn in Maternal, our 12 surviving celebs take on a brutal trek through Vietnam in SAS: Who Dares Wins - Jungle Hell, Spring Walks is here for a new series of slow TV entertainment and Robson Green's entering his last week of Weekend Escapes. 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
Maternal, 9 pm, ITV1, ITVX (box set)
The drama’s ramped up to 11 as the pressure on the three doctors back from maternity leave becomes even greater. Catherine (Lara Pulver), unwilling to face an empty house while her baby is with her birth father, invites herself on a night out with Maryam (Parminder Nagra) and her friends, but it goes in a very different direction than they were expecting. Helen (Lisa McGrillis), meanwhile, is literally putting out fires on a busy night shift and, after a heads-up about a family issue, she could really do with the help of the on-call consultant. Unfortunately for Helen, that’s her feckless (and, as we’re beginning to realise, probably very traumatised) husband Guy (Oliver Chris)… ★★★★★ JP
SAS: Who Dares Wins - Jungle Hell, 9 pm, Channel 4
Out of the original 20 volunteer recruits for SAS selection, just 12 remain. Tonight’s first mission is a gruelling uphill hike across the Vietnamese jungle. If the bugs don’t bite, then the directing staff (DS) will, and that’s just the warm-up. Next, the recruits have to abseil 200ft into a dark bat-infested cave, before being dropped in a bustling marketplace where a camouflaged sniper is hiding out among the civilians. Can they take their target down? The most fascinating element to this show, though, is the psychology of survival, and each week at least one rookie soldier has a chance to open up about their life to the DS. ★★★★ MC
Spring Walks, 7.30 pm, BBC Four
Following on from the Winter Walks series, BBC4 is giving us the chance to experience some new walks in the company of well-known faces. Tonight’s first episode is perfect ‘slow TV’, as Sara Davies ditches the tense atmosphere of Dragons’ Den for the restorative powers of the countryside in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire. Beginning in Fearby, Sara’s heading to Druid’s Plantation, taking in a church visit, some escaped lambs and a bluebell wood, and musing on family, her career and how Strictly taught her a lot about herself. She even does a spot of trampolining with a goat (everyone knows a walk’s just not a walk until you’ve done this). Concludes tomorrow with Nina Wadia in Swaledale. ★★★★ JP
Robson Green's Weekend Escapes, 6.30 pm, BBC Two, iPlayer (box set)
As he begins the final week of his North East adventures, Robson joins his brother David and uncle Matheson for some landscape painting. His companions for the rest of the week include podcaster Rosie Ramsey (Tuesday), former Emmerdale star Charlie Hardwick (Wednesday), crime fiction writer LJ Ross (Thursday) and Hairy Biker Si King (Friday). ★★★ JP
Best box set on TV tonight
Disney Plus is home to plenty of superhero stories, but Extraordinary couldn’t be more different from the typical Marvel project if it tried. In this new British comedy, we’re introduced to a version of Earth where everyone develops a superpower at the age of 18. Well, everyone except our 25-year-old protagonist, Jen (Máiréad Tyers). She’s left feeling (literally) powerless and is forced to look for a bit of hope in her everyday life. Extraordinary is fun, fresh and feels very original.
Best film on TV tonight
Mad Max, 9 pm, ITV4
In the near future, Australian cop Max Rockatansky tires of battling to impose law and order on the roads and turns in his badge - only to be forced out of retirement when his wife and child are murdered at the hands of a motorcycle gang. George Miller's original action thriller, starring Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel and Hugh Keays-Byrne.
- EastEnders, 7.30 pm, BBC One
- Emmerdale, 7.30 pm, ITV1
- Coronation Street, 8 pm, ITV1
- Hollyoaks, 6.30 pm, Channel 4
- Home & Away, 6 pm, 5Star
- EFL: Blackburn Rovers vs Wigan Athletic, 7.30 pm (k-o 8 pm), Sky Sports Main Event
If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…
Don't miss Maternal on TV tonight.
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Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows.
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.