On TV tonight, Stephen Graham breaks into an ultra-far-right hate group as political activist Matthew Collins in The Walk-In, the plot in Steven Moffat's unorthodox crime drama Inside Man continues to thicken, AJ Odudu introduces us to 11 wannabe hairdressers in The Big Blow Out, and there's another chance to see crime drama London Kills ahead of the show's third season which is expected later this month. Here's what you shouldn't miss on TV tonight.
- Our hand-selected recommendations for what's on TV tonight include seven TV shows, a film, live sport and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set
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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 Walk-In, ITV, 9 pm
Jeff Pope has a track record of turning Britain’s most haunting moments into riveting dramas and he delivers another tour de force with this five-part series about a real-life right-wing plot to murder an MP. The story focuses on Matthew Collins (Stephen Graham), a former extremist-turned-anti-racism campaigner, but the heart of this story is Robbie Mullen (Andrew Ellis), a disillusioned loner who finds himself being seduced by the far right. Graham and Ellis, who co-starred in This Is England - another powerful tale of racism and regret - play two men at very different ends of the same painful road.
Inside Man, 9 pm, BBC One
As the brilliantly twisted crime drama hurtles towards its thrilling conclusion (the final part is tomorrow at 9 pm), it has some more horrifically shocking moments in store. Events continue to spiral chaotically out of control for troubled vicar Harry Watling (David Tennant), still holding his son Ben’s maths tutor hostage, when Ben becomes convinced that his parents are hiding something – or someone – in their cellar. Meanwhile, in America, death row criminologist Jefferson Grieff (Stanley Tucci) gets a date for his execution and journalist Beth (Lydia West) returns to the UK armed with clues. As everyone’s lives finally collide in the most surprising way, things take an appalling and bloody turn...
The Big Blow Out, 10 pm, E4
There are some colourful hair masterpieces worthy of the cover of Vogue in E4’s fun new competition. Presented by AJ Odudu, the eight-part series follows 11 wannabe hairdressers as they compete in a series of tough challenges, all judged by top stylists Lisa Farrall and Sam McKnight (who styled Princess Diana’s hair). But things get off to a disastrous start in the opening round when stylist Darren’s giant heart made out of hair topples over, and AJ is also left comforting a contestant who leaves the studio in tears... Who will make the cut?
London Kills, 2.15 pm, BBC One
With the release of the third outing of this popular police procedural expected later this month, BBC kicks off daily reruns of the first two seasons of the drama that became a big hit during the pandemic. Catch up with the elite London murder investigation team, aka DI David Bradford (Hugo Speer), DS Vivienne Cole (Sharon Small), DC Rob Brady (Bailey Patrick) and trainee constable Billie Fitzgerald (Tori Allen-Martin). In today’s opening episode, David returns to work following compassionate leave. His wife is missing, presumed dead and he’s under suspicion... ★★★ ER
Best box set to watch on TV tonight
The reboot of the iconic soap opera charting the ups and downs of the Carrington family has returned for its final season. The drama begins where season 4 ended as we discover whether Fallon, who was shot by her evil, husband-stealing assistant Eva, survived the attack. A host of familiar faces return for the final series including Grant Shaw as Blake Carrington, Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington, Sam Underwood as Adam Carrington, Elaine Hendrix as Alexis Carrington and Daniella Alonso as Cristal Jennings Carrington. Also watch out for a new member of the family as British actress Eliza Bennet joins the show as a regular character called Amanda, a long-lost relative who was born and raised Europe who brings some serious baggage with her!
Best film to watch on TV tonight
Moonlight, 11.15 pm, BBC Two
Winner of the Best Picture Oscar in 2017, Barry Jenkins’ poetic masterpiece is an epic character study of masculinity, solidly grounded in humanity. Separated into three chapters, this follows the travails of a black man in America: the bullied kid (Alex R Hibbert), the confused teenager (Ashton Sanders) and, finally, the man (Trevante Rhodes, currently to be seen as Mike Tyson in the Disney Plus series, Mike) who must come to terms with who he is. All three actors are superb, completing the whole character as they struggle to gain a foothold in society, while also dealing with their sexuality. An impressive cast also includes an Oscar-winning Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and Janelle Monáe.
- Premier League: Leicester City vs Nottingham Forest, 7 pm (k-o 8 pm), Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League.
Soaps on TV tonight
- EastEnders, 7.30 pm, BBC One
- Emmerdale, 7.30 pm, ITV
- Coronation Street, 8 pm, ITV
- Hollyoaks, 6.30 pm, C4
- Home & Away, 6 & 6.30 pm, 5Star
If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…
Don't miss The Walk-In on TV tonight — a riveting five-part drama about a real-life plot to murder an MP.
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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.
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