TV tonight: Our highlights for Monday, September 18

The Ramsay St sign from Neighbours
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On TV tonight, Neighbours is back on TV, in a brand new home, plus Married At First Sight UK returns, and Jimmy Doherty's off to the other side of the world for his New Zealand Escape. Here's what you shouldn't miss on TV Tonight.

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

Neighbours, Amazon FreeVee

Neighbours cast shot 2023

(Image credit: Freevee)

The long-running soap has already been axed twice since it began Down Under in 1985. But you can’t get rid of the Ramsay Street residents that easily! Just over a year since the ‘final’ episode aired on Channel 5, Neighbours is relaunching on free streaming service Amazon Freevee, with new episodes dropping Mondays to Thursdays. We are officially excited! Returning characters include Karl (Alan Fletcher), Jane (Annie Jones), Harold (Ian Smith) and Paul and Susan. And watch out for new faces in Erinsborough, including The OC star Mischa Barton, who plays a Lassiters hotel guest – who may be up to no good! 

★★★★ ST

Jimmy Doherty's New Zealand Escape, 8 pm, Channel 4/Channel 4 On Demand (box set)

Enjoying the cookery of the regions and talking to producers..

(Image credit: Channel 4)

Amiable presenter Jimmy travels the length of New Zealand, from the frozen south to the tropical north, meeting innovative farmers, fishermen and small-business owners to see how they are earning a living from the land and sea. He begins the four-part series on Stewart Island, where he goes fishing for blue cod on the choppy seas (a brave-faced Jimmy looks distinctly queasy to us!). He later heads to Lammermoor Distillery to sample the whisky wares, before taking to the skies to explore the stunning glaciers of Aoraki/Mount Cook.

★★★ TL 

Married At First Sight UK, 9 pm, E4

MAFS UK 2023 contestants under a floral arch and a purple background.

(Image credit: Channel 4)

For the uninitiated, ‘MAFS’ isn’t something involving equations and calculators – it’s the TOWIE-like acronym of this juggernaut of a show (there are also popular Australian and American versions), which begins its eighth series tonight. The brides and grooms – who won’t meet until their wedding day – convene at the stag and hen parties, and then the weddings begin… What could possibly go wrong?! Continues every night at 9pm until Friday, when the first four episodes will air on C4 in a mega MAFS marathon from 10pm. 

★★★ JP 

Best box set on TV tonight

Top Boy season 3, Netflix

Ashley Walters behind a chainlink fence in Top Boy season 3

(Image credit: Netflix)

Ashley Walters and Kano return as Dushane and Sully, with the action in this final series of the British gangland drama picking up shortly after Sully shot Jamie at the end of the last season, so there’s a huge fallout. Everything they’ve built comes under threat from forces outside and within their empire. Top Irish actors Barry Keoghan and Brian Gleeson join the cast as new characters Jonny and Tadgh. 


Best film on TV tonight

The Expendables 3, 9 pm, Sky Showcase

With Expend4bles, the fourth adventure, just around the corner, now's a great chance to get caught up on the action hero franchise. Soldier of fortune Barney Ross discovers an old friend he was forced to kill is still alive, and has become a powerful arms dealer with vengeance on his mind. Barney is forced to recruit a new band of mercenaries and adopt more modern tactics to deal with this threat to him and his past associates. Action thriller sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone and Mel Gibson.


Live Sport

  • Premier League: Nottingham Forest vs Burnley, 6.30 pm (k-o 7.45 pm), Sky Sports Main Event/NOW

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss Neighbours on TV tonight.

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide

Happy viewing!

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at

Martin was a Staff Writer with, where he produced a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. Now he works for our sister site Tom's Guide in the same role.

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.