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TV Tonight: our highlights for Saturday, June 25

TV tonight – Sir Paul McCartney is headlining tonight.
Sir Paul McCartney is headlining tonight. (Image credit: Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

On TV tonight, dance in your wellies around the living room if that's what you fancy as Glastonbury 2022 continues across the BBC. Over on ITV, "look at what you could have won" as Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow returns to the classic darts game Bullseye. Channel 5 looks back in Billy Connolly: 30 Greatest Moments and there's a dramatic double bill of Casualty on BBC One. Finally, C4 is digging deep in Lost Treasures of Ancient Rome: Hidden Secrets of Pompeii. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight.

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

Glastonbury 2022, from 5pm, BBC Two/One/Three/Four

TV tonight Olivia Rodrigo will be on stage at the iconic festival.

Olivia Rodrigo will be on stage at the iconic festival.  (Image credit: Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

The unpredictable nature of the English summer means today could be rain-drenched or sun-baked but music fans won’t mind, they’ll just be glad to have Glastonbury back after an absence of two years. As the festival continues, look out for Olivia Rodrigo (7pm, BBC One) – in 2021, the former Disney star was one of the world’s most-streamed artists and her album Sour was one of the year’s best sellers. Tonight’s headliner is none other than Sir Paul McCartney (10.30pm, BBC One), while highlights include Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Haim, Metronomy and Tony Christie, who we very much hope will be asking for directions to Amarillo! 

★★★★ JP

Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow, 7pm, ITV

TV tonight You can’t beat a bit of Bully!

You can’t beat a bit of Bully! (Image credit: ITV)

After last week’s celebrity edition of Play Your Cards Right, Alan Carr’s series of revived ITV game shows continues this week with an episode of Bullseye, the darts-themed quiz which was hosted by Jim Bowen from 1981 to 1995. The show sees three pairs of contestants, each one consisting of a darts player and a quizzer, competing in darts games and quizzes to win cash and prizes. Alan recently told TV Times that he’d love to see his superstar pal Adele throwing arrows on the show, but she won’t be appearing in tonight’s edition because this one’s strictly for non-famous folk. Sorry, Adele! 

★★★★ MD

Billy Connolly: 30 Greatest Moments, 9pm, Channel 5

TV tonight A look back at Sir Billy’s career

A look back at Sir Billy’s career. (Image credit: Channel 5)

A look back at the career of the popular comedian – and accomplished musician, writer and artist – who turns 80 later this year. Celebrity fans including Jimmy Tarbuck, Shazia Mirza, Dave Gorman and Shaparak Khorsandi take stock of some of Billy’s best-loved stand-up routines and jokes, along with TV appearances on talk shows from around the world. 

★★★ JP

Casualty, 8.50pm and 9.30pm, BBC One

TV tonight Jason Durr and William Beck star.

Jason Durr and William Beck star. (Image credit: BBC)

As the aftermath of the deadly school shooting reverberates throughout Holby, loved ones come to terms with loss, grief and lives forever changed. And there aren’t many kind thoughts spared for killer Ollie’s dad – quite the opposite. In the first of two episodes tonight, David, in a state of despair, sacrificially offers himself to a mob and is beaten senseless. At the ED Dylan suspects his inconsolable friend is suicidal and undertakes desperate measures to protect him. Some of Jason Durr and William Beck’s finest and most complex portrayals of mismatched mates David and Dylan. There will be tears, and some of them will be yours. 

★★★★★ ER

Lost Treasures of Ancient Rome: Hidden Secrets of Pompeii, 8pm, C4

TV tonight Archaeologist Mario Grimaldi in Pompeii.

Archaeologist Mario Grimaldi in Pompeii. (Image credit: C4)

In this new six-part series an international team of archaeologists embark on a mission to uncover new secrets about life in the Roman Empire. They begin in Pompeii, digging to unearth more details about the people who lived and died there. They discover a sacrificial skull and the mummified body of what they believe to be a freed slave and explore the narrow tunnels beneath the central bathhouse. 

★★★ JL

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Disney Plus

TV tonight Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi (Image credit: Disney Plus)

Obi-Wan Kenobi has broken Disney Plus viewing records and now all six thrilling episodes are available to watch. The series has wowed critics since it debuted on our screens last month, but while fans have reacted positively to Ewan McGregor’s return, it’s a 10-year-old girl who’s stolen the show. Young Princess Leia, played by breakout star Vivien Lyra Blair, has captivated viewers while becoming the beating heart of this latest chapter in the space saga. With iconic figures such as Darth Vader also added to the mix, this is on course to be Disney’s most popular foray into the Star Wars universe and rumours of a second series are already swirling. 

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Borg vs McEnroe, 10.30pm, BBC Two

TV tonight Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason as McEnroe and Borg

Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason as McEnroe and Borg. (Image credit: BBC )

With Wimbledon about to start, here’s the perfect time to revisit this 2017 drama about the rivalry between tennis legends John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg (played here by Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason.) The players were famously very different in temperament but what makes this film so revealing is the way it goes beneath the surface to uncover the kinship under the skin: one internalises pressure, the other lets it all hang out. And unlike almost every other tennis movie, the action on court in the final (it’s Wimbledon 1980) really is thrilling. 

Live Sport

  • Test Cricket, England vs New Zealand, 10.15am, Sky Sports Main Event/NOW
  • Tennis: Eastbourne, 12.15pm, BBC One

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss Glastonbury 2022 on TV tonight — join the crowds dancing along to some of the biggest names in music. 

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

Happy viewing!

Joanne Lowles
Joanne Lowles

Joanne Lowles has been writing about TV since 2002. After graduating from Cardiff University with a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism, she worked for All About Soap magazine covering the ups and downs of life on the cobbles, the square and the Dales. 

Next came nearly 10 years at TV Times magazine as a writer and then deputy features editor. Here she spent many happy days interviewing the biggest names in entertainment and visiting the sets of some of our most popular shows including Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Strictly Come Dancing

With a love of nature and wildlife she’s also interviewed the leading experts in this area including David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Steve Backshall. She’s also travelled the world visiting Mongolia, Canada and South Africa to see how the best in the business make the most brilliant natural history documentaries. 

Freelance since 2013, she is now is a digital writer and editor for What to Watch, previews the best on the box for TV Times mag each week and loves being constantly surprised, entertained and informed by the amazing TV that she is lucky enough to watch.