The penultimate episode of The Pact is one of tonight's TV highlights

TV Tonight: The Pact Season 2
The Pact's penultimate episode arrives tonight. (Image credit: BBC/Little Door Productions)

On TV tonight, there's more from The Pact, Tom Hollander makes his full debut in The White Lotus, David Baddiel's Jews Don't Count documentary explores anti-Semitism, and you can rock out to Elton John's live music on Disney Plus.

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What's on TV tonight

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Best TV shows on TV tonight

The Pact season 2, 9 pm, BBC One

It was only a matter of time before DS Pritchard (Matthew Gravelle) started doing his job properly, and even a desperate blackmail threat from Christine (Rakie Ayola) can’t hold back the tide of suspicion at her family’s door tonight. We knew the police might discover Connor’s body sooner or later, but the real pact in this taut drama seems to be the one between Christine and Kate (Elizabeth Berrington). There are a few more enticing clues in this penultimate episode, although we’re not sure how much longer a tortured and troubled Kate will be able to stay silent. ★★★★ SMA

The White Lotus season 2, 9 pm, Sky Atlantic

Tom Hollander in The White Lotus

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You might have spotted Tom Hollander briefly at the end of last week’s episode, but he makes his full debut tonight as Quentin, a wealthy British expat living in Sicily. As a gay man of a certain age, he is naturally entranced by Tanya (Jennifer Coolidge), calling her ‘so chic’ and immediately setting about becoming her new best friend – and his unconditional adoration seems to be exactly what Tanya needs. Elsewhere, Harper (Aubrey Plaza) is rattled by a discovery in her room, and Quentin’s nephew Jack (Leo Woodall) makes quite the impression. ★★★★ SP

David Baddiel: Jews Don't Count, 9 pm, Channel 4

David Baddiel and David Schwimmer

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After documentaries on the toxic world of social media and Holocaust denial, the Jewish comedian, presenter and writer now explores another personal issue – anti-Semitism. But David doesn’t focus on blatant anti-Semitism but rather on those who stand up for other minority groups, such as black, gay and disabled people, but don’t do the same for Jews because, he says, ‘We don’t count in the conversation about racism and discrimination.’ Jewish stars including David Schwimmer, Rachel Riley and Stephen Fry give their opinions, while David addresses his own racist behaviour in the past when he mocked a black footballer on the BBC’s Fantasy Football League. ★★★★ JE

Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium, Disney Plus

Forty-seven years since his legendary performance at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, which propelled him to global stardom, Sir Elton John is returning to the venue for his last-ever North American show. The three-hour concert and a preceding countdown will be streamed live on Sunday night in California – that’s a late 2.30am in the early hours of Monday morning in the UK – allowing fans around the world to have a front-row seat and hear Elton play his beloved hits including Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and many more. ★★★★ NC

Best box set on TV tonight

1899, Netflix

1899 is coming to Netflix in 2022.

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1899 is the latest series by Dark creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. Their newest offering is an enigmatic show that will have viewers question what is going on at every turn of its eight-episode first season, so it's perfect for those looking for a twisty new thriller to entertain them over the weekend.

All eight episodes are now available to stream on Netflix and feature a great cast including The Pursuit of Love's Emily Beecham and It’s for Your Own Good's Andreas Pietschmann. ★★★★ LB

Best film on TV tonight

Pawn Sacrifice, 11:15 pm, BBC Two

Pawn Sacrifice: people playing chess

(Image credit: Gail Katz Productions)

Tobey Maguire shines in this absorbing biopic about US chess prodigy Bobby Fischer. The film centres on Fischer’s acclaimed world championship contest against reigning Soviet champion Boris Spassky (played by a cool, laconic Liev Schreiber) in Reykjavik in 1972, and director Edward Zwick (Glory) and screenwriter Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) do a fine job, too, of capturing the Cold War tension against which the game took place. Even for the uninitiated, the film’s gripping climactic final showdown won’t disappoint. ★★★★ JB


  • EastEnders, 7.30 pm, BBC One
  • Hollyoaks, 6.30 pm, Channel 4
  • Home and Away is on a Christmas break while Coronation Street and Emmerdale are not airing due to the football. 

Live Sport

  • FIFA World Cup: Senegal v Netherlands: 3 pm (k-o 4 pm), ITV 1
  • FIFA World Cup: USA v Wales: 6:05 pm (k-o 7 pm), ITV 1

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss The Pact's penultimate episode, it's guaranteed to offer more thrills!

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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. 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