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TV Tonight: our highlights for Saturday, August 13

TV Tonight Laura Carmichael in a cream hoodie and green t-shirt as Agatha and Jessica De Gouw in a green floral top in the second series of The Secrets She Keeps
The Secrets She Keeps returns this evening. (Image credit: BBC/Lingo Pictures Pty Ltd/Create NSW/Screen Australia)

On TV tonight, The Secrets She Keeps is back for a new series full of twists and turns, plus presenter Griff Rhys Jones is off on a voyage into the Great White North in Griff's Canadian Adventure, BBC Two is showing a concert featuring Bob Marley songs performed by a range of stars including his grandson Skip and the Chineke! orchestra and Channel 5 has a celebration of comedian Ken Dodd's funniest moments on offer. Here's what you shouldn't miss on TV tonight.

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

The Secrets She Keeps season 2, 9.15 pm, BBC One (box set)

In the first run of this twisty Aussie thriller in 2020, we were gripped by the shocking tale of Brit Agatha (a fantastically nuanced turn from Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael) as she plotted to steal Ben, the newborn baby of blogger Meghan (Jessica De Gouw). The second series kicks off in an equally compelling style as Agatha undergoes an ordeal in jail, while Meghan remains scarred, despite having Ben, now a toddler, back in the family fold. As both women’s lives take some jaw-dropping new turns, a dogged young podcaster, who is desperate to tell Agatha’s story, throws a new cat among the pigeons…. 

★★★★ CC 

Griff's Canadian Adventure, 9 pm, Channel 4/All4 (box set)

TV Tonight In GRiff's Canadian Adventure on Channel 4 there's be polar bears, beavers and chilly weather.

Griff's ready for the cold weather. (Image credit: Channel 4)

Griff Rhys Jones’s latest travelogue takes him on a 4,000-mile trip across Canada, from Newfoundland in the east to Vancouver Island in the west. He starts in St John’s, ‘the biggest fishing village in the world’, in a part of Canada that lost a lot of its population when commercial cod fishing was banned. Griff mucks in cooking cod’s tongues with a local rock legend, goes down an ancient iron-ore mine that runs under the ocean, and attends a traditional ‘kitchen party’ where he entertains locals by whipping out his ‘ugly stick’. 

★★★★ IM 

Ken Dodd: 30 Funniest Moments, 8 pm, Channel 5

The series of feature-length profiles of legendary British comedians continues tonight with Knotty Ash’s finest, who continued to perform until the year before he died aged 90 in 2018. Along with comedy clips, contributors including fellow Liverpudlians Ricky Tomlinson and David Morrissey talk about why Ken Dodd has always made them laugh. 

★★★ JP 

Bob Marley: Reimagined, 9 pm, BBC Two

Skip Marley performing before the 2022 Concacaf women's championship final.

See Bob Marley's grandson, Skip Marley (pictured) and more perform his iconic tracks. (Image credit: JULIO CESAR AGUILAR/AFP via Getty Images)

In a concert recorded last month in Birmingham, Bob Marley’s songs including Get Up Stand Up, Is This Love, I Shot the Sheriff and One Love / People Get Ready are performed by orchestra Chineke! as well as Skip Marley (Bob’s grandson), Ruby Turner and JP Cooper. There’s also another chance to see the excellent documentary When Bob Marley Came to Britain (10pm) and Reggae at the BBC (11pm), which includes performances from Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs and Bob Marley and the Wailers. 

★★★ JP

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

A League of Their Own, Prime Video 

The Rockford Peaches in A League of Their Own

The Rockford Peaches return in this new Prime Video comedy-drama. (Image credit: Prime Video)

A League of Their Own is a reboot of the movie of the same name starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna, but with an all-new cast of characters. Like the film, this Prime Video series follows the Rockford Peaches, a girl's team that's been formed in Chicago following the establishment of the ‘Girls Professional Baseball League’. It's a great ride that tackles a variety of contemporary problems including sexism, racism and attitudes to sexuality. The mismatched team of girls includes Carson Shaw (Abbi Jacobson), Max (Chanté Adams), Greta (D'Arcy Carden) and Lupe (Roberta Colindrez), and the Peaches are headed up this time by ex-pro ‘Dove’ Porter, played by Parks and Rec fave, Nick Offerman. 

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Deadpool, 10 pm, Channel 4

Deadpool.

The Merc with the Mouth's first silver screen outing is a hilarious adventure. (Image credit: Alamy)

Brutal superhero comedy Deadpool sees fast-talking former mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is offered an experimental cure for his terminal cancer in exchange for participating in a shady experiment. During the program, he develops superhuman healing abilities after being tortured by the director, Ajax. After fleeing the laboratory, Wade adopts the masked vigilante identity Deadpool and seeks out his former fiance Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and puts his skills into practice on the hunt for Ajax. 

Live Sport

  • European Championships 2022: live coverage from 9 am, BBC One/Two/iPlayer 
  • The Hundred 2022: Manchester Originals vs Trent Rockets, 10:30 am (start time 11 am) (women's competition), Sky Sports Main Event/NOW
  • The Hundred 2022: Manchester Originals vs Trent Rockets, 2.30 pm start time, Sky Sports Main Event/NOW
  • Premier League 2022: Brentford vs Manchester United, 5 pm (k-o 5.30 pm), Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League/NOW

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss The Secrets She Keeps on TV tonight — more dramatic twists are sure to be on the way as we see how  Agatha and Meghan have dealt with the events from two years ago.

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

Happy viewing!

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at WhatToWatch.com

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.