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TV Tonight: our highlights for Saturday, May 28

TV tonight – Simon and co get set for this week’s semi-finals.
Simon and co get set for this week’s semi-finals. (Image credit: ITV)

On TV tonight, it's the final round of auditions for Britain's Got Talent on ITV, Paige gets cold feet in Casualty on BBC One, while it's the final of addictive quiz show The 1% Club on ITV. Channel 5 reveals what really went on being the scenes in Are You Being Served?: Secrets and Scandals, while C4 looks back at the Secrets of the Queen's Coronation. 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

Britain's Got Talent, 8pm, ITV

TV tonight The Judges are ready for the semi-final.

Who will the judges put through in the last round of auditions? (Image credit: ITV)

The BGT auditions have, once again, given us all manner of weird, wonderful and seriously talented acts. Now it’s the final one, and time for judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams to put their heads together to decide which 40 performers will join the five Golden Buzzer acts – singer Loren Allred, comedian Axel Blake, children’s dance troupe Born to Perform, magician Keiichi Iwasaki and rap duo Flintz & T4ylor – in this week’s live semi-finals. Catch them every weeknight on ITV from Monday at 8pm before next week’s grand final. 

★★★★ VW

Casualty, 8.50pm, BBC One

TV tonight Who needs enemies with friends like Marty?!

Who needs enemies with friends like Marty?! (Image credit: BBC)

Paige (Shalisha James-Davis) discovers that trying to keep her budding romance with Rash (Neet Mohan) quiet is an impossible task – gossipy Marty is spreading the news around Holby’s ED quicker than butter on a hot crumpet. Worried about her fledgling career, the junior doctor calls the whole thing off, leaving lovely Rash crushed. Marty, we want a word! Elsewhere, there’s a twist in Ollie’s bullying storyline. He turns up at the hospital desperate to talk to his dad, as his sinister pal Rob inundates him with texts. Colour us intrigued, Casualty – just exactly where is this going? 

★★★★ ER

The 1% Club, 9.05pm, ITV

TV tonight Lee has the questions… do you have the answers?

Lee has the questions…  do you have the answers? (Image credit: ITV)

The quiz show featuring questions relating to logic rather than general knowledge has grown in popularity since it began last month and has already been commissioned for a second series. If you’ve been watching it, you’ll know that it becomes quite compelling as the questions gradually get more difficult, with the tension in the studio (up to £100,000 is up for grabs) eased by host Lee Mack’s off-the-cuff quips. If you haven’t yet seen it, catch this series’ final episode tonight and test yourself against the rest of the nation! 

★★★★ JP

Are You Being Served?: Secrets and Scandals, 9pm, Channel 5

TV tonight ‘Are you free Mr Humphries?’

Are you free Mr Humphries? (Image credit: Channel 5)

The familiar cry of John Inman’s Mr Humphries calling, "I’m free!" epitomises this popular sitcom, which ran from 1972 to 1985. Here, this behind-the-scenes treatment includes the revelation of memos from the BBC calling for the show to be "twice as funny and half as smutty." Among the contributors is Mollie Sugden’s son Robin Moore, who describes the awkwardness at home as they pretended not to understand Mrs Slocombe’s double entendres. 

★★★ MC

Secrets of the Queen's Coronation, 9pm, C4

TV tonight The Queen in the Golden State Coach after the Coronation

The Queen in the Golden State Coach after the Coronation. (Image credit: C4)

With celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee beginning, this documentary goes behind the scenes at her Coronation in 1953. It includes some rarely seen colour footage of the day, plus contributions from those taking part, royal historians and former staff of Buckingham Palace. 

★★★★ JP

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Stranger Things, season 4 (part 1), Netflix

TV Tonight Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown hold hands while roller skating in Stranger Things

Season 4 is finally here! (Image credit: Netflix)

The much-loved series makes the shift from the nostalgic 1980s supernatural smash to full-blown horror as it returns for its much-anticipated fourth series (part one’s eight episodes are available from Friday, May 27; part two from July 1). Three years in the making, the penultimate chapter begins with a now powerless Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) in California with the Byers clan, while her pals back home head to high school in Hawkins. The show’s creators have promised lots of answers, as we delve deeper into the parallel world of the Upside Down, and there’s also a terrifying new monster on the prowl, played by Nightmare on Elm Street’s Robert Englund. 

Best film to watch on TV today

Hidden Figures, 6.30pm, Film4

TV tonight Mathematician Katherine Johnson with Al Harrison (Kevin Costner)

Mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P Henson) with Al Harrison (Kevin Costner). (Image credit: Film4)

This engaging biopic of three African-American women who made significant contributions to NASA is set 60 years ago, but presumably they’d have something to say about the recent claim that girls don’t like ‘hard maths’. Katherine Johnson (Taraji P Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) were among NASA’s number-crunching ‘human computers’. They’ve since been recognised for their work, but at the time faced racism and sexism. 

Live Sport

  • UEFA Champions League, Liverpool vs Real Madrid, 6pm (k-o 8pm), BT Sport 1

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss Britain's Got Talent on TV tonight – it's the last round of auditions before next week's live semi-finals. 

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.