TV Tonight: Our highlights for Saturday, January 28

TV Tonight: Michael McIntyre's Big Show
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On TV tonight, Michael McIntyre's Big Show continues, Ainsley's Fantastic Flavours kicks off with some great recipes, we follow the lucky winners of People’s Postcode Lottery in Wales and more. 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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What's on TV tonight

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight... 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Michael McIntyre's Big Show, 8 pm, BBC One

Jonathan Ross is the special guest perching nervously in Michael McIntyre’s Send to All balcony tonight. On The Masked Singer on ITV1 (7pm), Jonathan will be joining in the ‘Take it off!’ chants, but as he hands over his phone to Michael, he’s probably inwardly thinking ‘Switch it off!’. 

Meanwhile, let’s see if Chris and Rosie Ramsey, this week’s Midnight Gameshow participants, are any good at waking up immediately while being bombarded by tricky questions (after an initially slow start, Peter Crouch was particularly impressive last week). Providing the music are Nile Rodgers and Chic, with a twist on karaoke.

★★★★ JP

Ainsley's Fantastic Flavours, 11:40 am, ITV1

Ainsley's Food Flavours promo image featuring Ainsley stirring a bowl

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One of the most cheerful people on TV, Ainsley Harriott makes a welcome return with this delicious new series. On the menu today – special guest Dr Ranj whips up a butter chicken dish, while professional chef Thuy Pham visits London’s Borough Market and shares her family recipe for chicken pho. 

But it’s Ainsley himself who does us the biggest flavour with two mouth-watering recipes. Shakshuka for brunch and Mexican chilli cottage pie for dinner, anyone? The dishes sing through the screen, as does Ainsley, who keeps everything upbeat with his signature all-singing, all-dancing (Strictly, it never leaves you) style. 

★★★★ ER

The Diary of Anne Frank, 1:30 pm, BBC Two

It was Holocaust Memorial Day yesterday, 27 January, so here’s a timely showing of this 1959 drama adapted from  the Broadway play, which in turn was based on the diary of Anne Frank, who hid with her Jewish family from the Nazis in World War Two. Newcomer Millie Perkins plays Anne, but otherwise the film features very well-known names: George Stevens directs, Alfred Newman provides the score and the cast includes Shelley Winters (who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar), Ed Wynn and Richard Beymer. 

★★★★ JP

The Welsh Valley That Won the Lottery, 6.05 pm, Channel 4

Postcode Lottery winners holding a cheque and smiling

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What would a share of £3.7million mean if you were one of those in Rhymney, South Wales, who had a win in the People’s Postcode Lottery? At a time when money is tighter than ever, this documentary meets the locals who used their winnings on everything from a new quad bike to a much-needed family holiday. 

★★★ JP

Best box set on TV tonight

Lockwood & Co, Netflix

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

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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

Everything Everywhere All at Once, Prime Video

Michelle Yeoh with googly eye in the middle of her forehead and blood over her left eye

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This glorious fable about what-ifs has already won a fistful of awards (including Best Picture at the Critics Choice Awards) and looks set to win more. It’s concocted by writer-director pair the Daniels (Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), with a stellar performance by Michelle Yeoh at its core. Chinese-American Evelyn (Yeoh) runs a laundrette with her caring put-upon husband Waymond (Ke Huy Quan) when a fraught visit to the tax office sets off an insane series of events in which Evelyn must connect with other parts of herself from a multitude of multiverses in order to save existence itself. 

It’s a wild, often rude and crude, ride that’s outlandish and at times hysterical. Most importantly, though, is this movie’s heart, which pumps loud and proud to the poignant finale. 

★★★★ NP

Live Sport

  • FA Cup: Preston North End v Tottenham Hotspur, 5:40 pm (Kick-off 6 pm), BBC One

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss Michael McIntyre's Big Show on TV tonight.

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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