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TV Tonight: our highlights for Monday, June 27

TV tonight – Evan Rachel Wood (with Ariana DeBose) returns as a new character.
Evan Rachel Wood (with Ariana DeBose) returns as a new character. (Image credit: Sky)

On TV tonight, season 4 of Westworld arrives on Sky Atlantic, while Sherwood continues on BBC One. Powerful documentary AIDS: The Unheard Tapes is on BBC Two, Long Lost Family continues on ITV and there's a new series Come Dine With Me: The Professionals on C4. Finally, Food Unwrapped's Breakfast Buffet is on C4 and grab and bowl of strawberries as Wimbledon also begins today on BBC One/Two. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight.

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

WestWorld, season 4, 9pm, Sky Atlantic/NOW

TV tonight Ariana DeBose stars.

Ariana DeBose stars. (Image credit: Sky)

The sci-fi Western series is back for a fourth season, and, as usual, nothing is quite what it seems. For despite the tragic death of Dolores in season 3, actor Evan Rachel Wood is back, playing a new character, Christina, an aspiring writer who leads a quiet life. And James Marsden, whose character Teddy was killed off in season 2, also makes a surprise return as a man who takes her out on a date. Some of the other hosts are making lives of their own in the outside world, with Maeve (Thandiwe Newton) a member of the revolution, working alongside human war veteran Caleb (Aaron Paul), and AI creator Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) trying to make sense of it all.

★★★★ NH

Sherwood, 9pm, BBC One

TV tonight DI Salisbury and DCS St Clair continue their investigation.

DI Salisbury and DCS St Clair continue their investigation. (Image credit: BBC)

The truth about the night that changed the lives of DCS St Clair and DI Salisbury (David Morrissey and Robert Glenister) comes out in this week’s double bill, but it’s their hunt for the spy cop that has us gripped. The thought of a neighbour hiding their identity for nearly 40 years is chilling indeed, but that mystery is balanced with some moving introspection during a town meeting at the ‘Clubby’. In a memorable scene, Lesley Manville and Kevin Doyle shine as the people of Ashfield struggle to rebuild their community. Concludes tomorrow. 

★★★★★ SMA

AIDS: The Unheard Tapes, 9.30pm, BBC Two

TV tonight John (Luke Hornsby) tells his story.

John (Luke Hornsby) tells his story. (Image credit: BBC )

When the AIDS epidemic hit the UK in the early 1980s, the vast majority of patients were gay men – but those most affected rarely had the chance to speak about their experiences on the record. In this hugely moving series, audio interviews with HIV-positive gay men, conducted by researchers in the 1980s and 90s and archived at the British Library, are broadcast for the first time, with actors lip-syncing to the original recordings. It might sound like a strange concept, but it works superbly, and the end result is an unmissable witness account of a crisis that devastated a community.

★★★★★ SP

Long Lost Family, 9pm, ITV

TV tonight Sanae is searching for the mother she was taken from.

Sanae is searching for the mother she was taken from. (Image credit: ITV)

Having struggled through an awful childhood in Morocco and an abusive arranged marriage, a worse shock was to come for Sanae. At 30, she discovered the people she thought were her parents were actually her aunt and uncle and she’d been abducted from her British mother, Hazel, at 18 months old. Soon after learning the truth, Sanae moved to the UK and tried to find Hazel, but never succeeded. Can the show reunite Sanae, now 54, with the mother she’s so desperate to meet? 

★★★★★ NH

Come Dine with Me: The Professionals, 5pm, C4

TV tonight The Yorkshire contingent

The Yorkshire contingent. (Image credit: C4)

Three professional kitchens hope to impress their fellow chefs with three delicious courses. The week starts in Yorkshire with fun best friends Ben and Jo cooking up scallops, steak and jam roly-poly from their Huddersfield eatery. But it’s not really the food that steals the show, but chef Brian, from a Halifax-based bistro, who drops into conversation that he used to be Simon Cowell’s personal chef and he’s cooked for Princess Diana and the Queen! Does he still have the x-factor or are his guests about to be royally unimpressed? 

★★★ JL 

Food Unwrapped's Breakfast Buffet, 8pm, C4

TV tonight Amanda visits a dairy farm

Amanda visits a dairy farm. (Image credit: C4)

This week, the team investigates breakfast food. On the back of media coverage that some supermarkets want to scrap ‘use-by’ dates on milk in a bid to reduce waste, Amanda Byram visits the UK’s largest dairy to get the low-down on the actual shelf life of milk. Elsewhere, Kate Quilton wants to know why some egg yolks are more yellow than others, and Matt Tebbutt visits a cereal factory to find out what gives them their crunch. 

★★★ MC 

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Disney Plus

Obi-wan Kenobi

Ewan McGregor stars as Obi-Wan Kenobi (Image credit: Disney+)

Obi-Wan Kenobi has broken Disney Plus viewing records and now all six thrilling episodes are available to watch. The series has wowed critics since it debuted on our screens last month, but while fans have reacted positively to Ewan McGregor’s return, it’s a 10-year-old girl who’s stolen the show. Young Princess Leia, played by breakout star Vivien Lyra Blair, has captivated viewers while becoming the beating heart of this latest chapter in the space saga. With iconic figures such as Darth Vader also added to the mix, this is on course to be Disney’s most popular foray into the Star Wars universe and rumours of a second series are already swirling. 

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Election, 9pm, BBC Three

A delightfully malicious black comedy in which Matthew Broderick plays a teacher whose loathing of chirpy, overachieving student Tracy Flick (a superb Reese Witherspoon) leads him to mount a campaign to wreck her chances of winning the election for student government president. Chris Klein plays the dim-witted footballer Broderick talks into running against Witherspoon. 

Live Sport

  • Wimbledon 2022, from 11am, BBC Two/One

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss Westworld on TV tonight — the fourth season of the sci-fi series begins. 

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.