TV Tonight: our highlights for Saturday, October 1

Robbie Williams and Dermot O'Leary sitting in a theatre for Robbie Williams: Reel Stories.
Robbie Williams opens up about his highs and lows to Dermot O'Leary on BBC Two tonight. (Image credit: BBC)

On TV tonight, superstar singer Robbie Williams reviews his career and opens up about his personal struggles in Robbie Williams: Reel Stories, our new celebrity lineup continues to strut their stuff in Strictly Come Dancing, The Masked Dancer gets out of the group stages, and Corrie legend Amanda Barrie crops up in Casualty on BBC One! Here's what you shouldn't miss on TV tonight.

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

Robbie Williams: Reel Stories, 8.45 pm, BBC Two

Robbie Williams side-on in Robbie Williams: Reel Stories

Robbie reviews his career alongside Dermot O'Leary. (Image credit: BBC)

Robbie Williams’ career has seen some incredible highs, from the success of Take That to his legendary Knebworth concert in 2003 and the emotional reunion with Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Howard Donald in 2011. But his fame has come at a huge cost and in this interview, he opens up to Dermot O’Leary about his addictions and mental health struggles. As the pair watch clips dating back to 15-year-old Robbie’s appearance in the musical Oliver! through to his recent homecoming tour, prepare to see a whole new side to the pop star. Robbie’s One Night at the Palladium (recorded in 2013) and a TOTP2 special follow. 

★★★★★ NH

Strictly Come Dancing, 6.30 pm, BBC One

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 - celebrity line up

Strictly's class of 2022. (Image credit: BBC)

Strictly came back with a bang last weekend as this year’s Class of 2022 took to the floor for their dance debut. Fortunately, our famous faces – including EastEndersJames Bye and pop legend Matt Goss – only had to impress judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke. However, this week the competition really hots up as the celebrities’ jives, waltzes and salsas will need to wow the viewers at home who will be voting for their favourites to ensure they avoid tomorrow’s first dance-off of the series (BBC One, 7.15pm). So who will turn out to be hot to trot? And who will end up causing murder on the dance floor? 

★★★★ VW

The Masked Dancer, 6.30 pm, ITV

The judges cheer during episode 5 of The Masked Dancer UK 2022

Which character will have the judges on their feet?  (Image credit: ITV)

All together now! With eight acts left, the group stages are behind us and all the remaining dancers – including Pillar and Post, Odd Socks, Scissors and Candlestick – will be dancing to keep their masks on. With another round of clue packages on offer, the panel’s detective notebooks are filling up – but will Davina, Jonathan, Oti and Peter land any correct guesses tonight? They’ll need to get them in quickly because it’s a double elimination, so two acts will be unmasked as we discover which celebs were dancing incognito all this time... 


Casualty, 9.20 pm, ITV

Amanda Barrie in bed as Casualty patient, Elsie.

Amanda Barrie's arrived in Holby City. (Image credit: BBC)

Tensions between Faith and Iain are turned up to 11 when the troubled Hutton family are readmitted to the ED after a shock stabbing. Meanwhile, Stevie clocks that the heat between them could be personal. Let’s say it together and maybe they’ll hear us: ‘Come on, you guys, kiss already!’ Elsewhere, exhausted Robyn collapses and there’s a guest appearance from Coroantion Street legend Amanda Barrie as lively patient Elsie. 

★★★★ ER

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Crossfire, BBC iPlayer

Keeley Hawes wielding a shotgun in Crossfire

Double-barrelled Keeley Hawes! (Image credit: BBC)

Keeley Hawes takes on dangerous masked gunmen in this intense three-part action thriller, which is so nail-biting that you may need a pillow to hide behind! She stars as mum Jo, who’s on a luxury Canary Islands holiday with her kids, husband Jason and their best friends when shots ring out by the resort’s pool, turning their world upside down. As ex-copper Jo bravely decides to take on the snipers, it transpires that she’s also hiding a terrible secret, which is set to tear the lives of her loved ones apart. The top cast also includes The A Word’s Lee Ingleby, The Bay’s Daniel Ryan and Line of Duty’s Anneika Rose, but don’t expect all their characters to survive… 

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, 8.45 pm, Channel 4

After convoluted prequels by George Lucas, the originator of the Star Wars universe hands over the reins to JJ Abrams, who responds in spectacular fashion. Daisy Ridley’s gritty scavenger and John Boyega’s Stormtrooper on the run team up to find a crusty Harrison Ford and attempt to destroy the new Darth Vader, Adam Driver’s conflicted Kylo Ren. Big, bold and holding the original trilogy close to its heart, this is glorious entertainment. 

★★★★★ NP

Live Sport

  • Premier League, Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur, 11.30 am (k-o 12.30 pm), BT Sport 1
  • Premier League, West Ham v Wolverhampton, 5 pm (k-o 5.30 pm), Sky Sports

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss Robbie Williams: Reel Stories on TV tonight — watch him relive the incredible highs and open up about his own mental health struggles throughout his career.

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

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.