TV Tonight: Our highlights for Saturday, March 18

Bob Barrett in scrubs as Sacha Levy for Casualty.
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On TV tonight, there's a Casualty crossover as a Holby City surgeon show's up to save the day, singing contest Starstruck continues with Ronan Keating joining the panel, Challenge Anneka returns three decades on from the original show, and Sky Docs airs a profile of F1 teammates Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi in Villeneuve Pironi: Racing's Untold Tragedy. 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

Casualty, 8.50 pm, BBC One

Surgeons in scrubs in Casualty

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Hold onto your scrub hats (they very usefully double up as hankies) as this week’s visit to Holbyland is very definitely an emotional roller coaster. As the action picks up directly from last Saturday’s shocking cliffhanger, Robyn Miller (Amanda Henderson) is trapped in her car and there’s a major delay in getting her to the ED due to a shortage of available ambulances. Robyn’s life hangs in the balance, but hope appears in the form of super-surgeon Sacha Levy (Holby City fan-favourite Bob Barrett - good to see you, sir). Time is of the essence, but if anyone can save our Robyn, it’s good old Sacha in this unmissable episode. 

★★★★★ ER 

Starstruck, 8.45 pm, ITV1

Ronan Keating and Jason Manford in Starstruck

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This singing contest has become a firm favourite with the Gogglebox armchair critics and it’s not hard to see why, as ordinary people get the chance to become their idols. And the show’s not messing about tonight as we get to see three wannabes turned into one of the greatest singers of all time, bringing a hit of old-style glamour. But, as judge Beverley Knight says, ‘Who, who, who?!’ This week, Ronan Keating joins the panel alongside Beverley, Adam Lambert and Jason Manford and he’s blown away by one performance in particular. ‘I came here to be entertained,’ says Ronan, ‘and that was incredible.’ 

★★★ JP 

Challenge Anneka, 8.50 pm, Channel 5

Challenge Anneka is back on Channel 5.

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Thirty years after she first donned her legendary jumpsuit, Anneka Rice is back with a four-episode revival of her 1990s show – and the deserving projects are bigger than ever, including a challenge to build a community food hub, as well as an outdoor centre for teens with mental-health issues. Tonight, Anneka’s at a dog rescue centre in Kent revamping the kennels with the help of an army of volunteers. The weather gets in the way, but rain doesn’t dampen community spirit.Fans of the original will be delighted to see the return of Anneka’s trusty blue buggy and Dave the soundman! Must-watch nostalgia TV… 

★★★★ HD

Villeneuve Pironi: Racing's Untold Tragedy, 6.30 pm, Sky Documentaries, NOW

Footage from Villeneuve Pironi: Racing's Untold Tragedy.

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This gripping documentary profiles Formula One stars and Ferrari teammates Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi, both of whom died young. We hear how their friendship ended when Pironi ignored team orders and overtook Villeneuve to win the 1982 San Marino Grand Prix. Villeneuve died in a crash at the next race, and Pironi suffered terrible injuries at Hockenheim and subsequently lost his life in a powerboating accident. A fascinating insight into the sport and how much more dangerous it used to be. 

★★★★ IM 

Best box set on TV tonight

You season 4, part 2, Netflix 

Joe looks out of a window

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Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) is back, and it's time to round off season 4 now that the second part has landed on Netflix. When we left off, we found out the true identity of the Eat the Rich Killer, and it looks like Joe's got a new adversary to contend with.

All episodes are available to watch, making it the perfect show to binge watch this week, and there's plenty of drama in store as well as some fun cameos...


Best film on TV tonight

I, Robot, 6.50 pm, Film4

The inventor of an advanced form of intelligent robot is found dead, and the detective investigating the case is certain that one of the scientist's mechanical creations is responsible - but no one believes his theory because the robots have been programmed to prevent them from harming humans. Sci-fi thriller, inspired by the Isaac Asimov stories, starring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan and Alan Tudyk.

Live Sport

  • FA Cup Quarter Final: Manchester City vs Burnley, 5.25 pm (k-o 5.45 pm), BBC One
  • Premier League: Chelsea Vs Everton, 5 pm (k-o 5.30 pm), Sky Sports Main Event
  • Six Nations: Ireland v England, 4.30 pm (k-o 5 pm), ITV1

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss Casualty on TV tonight.

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Happy viewing!

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at

Martin is a Staff Writer with, 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.