TV Tonight: Our highlights for Saturday, February 4

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North Sea Connection is on BBC Four tonight. (Image credit: RTE)

On TV tonight, the Swedish-Irish thriller North Sea Connection arrives, Ainsley's Fantastic Flavours sees the chef showing off fruity flavours and you can enjoy Roy Orbison's music over on BBC Two. 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 
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  • 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

North Sea Connection, 9 pm, BBC Four

Sinéad Cusack and Strike’s Kerr Logan star in this brooding six-part Swedish-Irish thriller, set against the backdrop of County Galway’s stunning Connemara region. Moira (Cusack) is the proud matriarch of the Kenny family, who have been fishing in the area for generations. However, Moira has been unaware that her ambitious son, Aidan (Logan), has managed to get the family tangled up with a Stockholm-based drug cartel, a fact that only comes to light when a routine fishing trip results in a haul of methamphetamine. But just how far will Moira go to protect her family? 

★★★ HD

Ainsley's Fantastic Flavours, 11.40am, ITV1

Ainsley Harriott whips up delicious dishes in Ainsley's Fantastic Flavours.

(Image credit: Rock Oyster Media)

This week, chef Ainsley Harriott is demonstrating recipes with fruity flavours, including a tropical smoothie,  a granola breakfast cranachan and pan-fried pork chops with apples, while guest John Thomson makes a cherry clafoutis. Earlier, in James Martin’s Saturday Morning (9.30am), guests include Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly’s Graeme Hall. 

★★★ JP

Roy Orbison Night, 8.50 pm, BBC Two

Roy Orbison playing the guitar

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Tonight, BBC2 is devoting its schedule to American singer-songwriter Roy Orbison, who had hits in the 1960s with songs including Oh, Pretty Woman, Crying and Only the Lonely, and had a revival in the 1980s with supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, just before he diedat the age of 52. A new music compilation, At the BBC (8.50pm), and a documentary, In Dreams (9.20pm), are followed by Roy Sings Orbison (10.50pm) and a 2015 profile, Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones (11.20pm). 

★★★ JP

Best box set on TV tonight

Lockwood & Co., Netflix

Lockwood & Co key art featuring Ruby Stokes, Cameron Chapman and Ali Hadji-Heshmati

(Image credit: Netflix)

Former Bridgerton star Ruby Stokes swaps period drama for life as a ghost hunter in this lively and richly imagined new eight-part supernatural drama. Set in an alternative reality where phantoms plague the people of Britain, the tale follows Lucy Carlyle, a teenager with a psychic gift and plenty of emotional baggage, as she joins a new ghost-hunting agency trying to make a name for itself. Unlike their rivals, Lockwood & Co is comprised solely of teenagers who are sick of being exploited by adults, but they get more than they bargained for after stumbling on a dark conspiracy. 


Best film on TV tonight

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, Prime Video

Emma Thompson as Nancy and Daryl McCormack as Leo laying in bed in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

(Image credit: Searchlight Pictures)

There’s no doubting that this 2022 movie starring Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders, Bad Sisters) is a fairly frank sex comedy-drama with full-frontal nudity, but the number of nominations it’s notching up is pretty respectable. They include BAFTA nods for Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut for writer Katy Brand, Best Leading Actress for Thompson and Actor and Rising Star for McCormack. The story follows a widowed former teacher who arranges a number of meetings with a young sex worker to show her what was missing from a marriage that left her feeling unfulfilled. 

★★★★ JP

Live Sport

  • Six Nations Rugby Union: Wales v Ireland, from 1 pm (Kick-off 2.15 pm), BBC One
  • Six Nations Rugby Union: England v Scotland, 4 pm (Kick-off 4.45 pm), ITV1

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss the thriller series North Sea Connection on TV tonight.

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

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