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TV Tonight: our highlights for Sunday, Jan. 23

TV tonight - Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester star.
Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester star. (Image credit: ITV)

On TV tonight, Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester lead explosive new ITV drama Trigger Point, The Good Karma Hospital returns to ITV and Dancing on Ice continues also on ITV. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight.

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

Trigger Point, 9pm, ITV

TV tonight TOM STOKES as Pete, VICKY MCCLURE as Lana Washington, ADRIAN LESTER as Joel Nutkins and ERIC SHANGO as Danny.

The cast of ITV's new action-packed drama. (Image credit: ITV)

Vicky McClure has barely had a chance to dust herself down after last year’s Line of Duty finale, but she is heading into danger once more, as this taut six-part series begins with a white-knuckle first episode. McClure and her co-star Adrian Lester play bomb-disposal experts, Washington and Nutkins, racing to disarm a deadly device in a London tower block in tonight’s opener, yet they discover it’s just the start of a terrifying terrorist conspiracy. The influence of producer Jed Mercurio is unmistakable as the nerve-shredding tension mounts. 

★★★★★ SMA 

The Good Karma Hospital, season 4, 8pm, ITV

TV tonight Amanda Redman stars as Dr Lydia Fonseca

Amanda Redman stars as Dr Lydia Fonseca. (Image credit: ITV)

Dr Lydia Fonseca (Amanda Redman) and her staff welcome us back to the South Indian hospital, and although it’s been two years since the warm-hearted medical drama was last on our screens, it’s like it’s never been away. Tonight’s opening episode begins when Dr Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia) – who’s still reeling from the shock departure of Dr Gabriel Varma – brings a Nipah virus patient into the hospital, in a heartfelt tale that reminds us why we love this show. Keep an eye out for Frankie, played by Downton Abbey star Raquel Cassidy, who arrives with a lot on her mind. 

★★★★★ SMA

Dancing on Ice 2022, 6.30pm, ITV

Torvill and Dean with fellow judges Oti Mabuse and Ashley Banjo.

Who will impress the judges this week?  (Image credit: ITV)

After last week’s dazzling opening show, it’s time to get a first look at the second batch of skating stars, as the remaining couples bring their best to the ice. Tentatively zipping up their sequinned outfits to dance with their professional partners are rugby player Ben Foden, Love Island’s Liberty Poole, dancer Regan Gascoigne, Paralympian Stef Reid, and The Vamps’ Connor Ball. But will nerves get the better of any of them? 

★★★★ HD

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Ozark, season 4, Netflix

TV tonight Jason Bateman and Laura Linney star.

Jason Bateman and Laura Linney star. (Image credit: Netflix)

At the end of the third season of Netflix’s acclaimed money-laundering drama, we left Marty and Wendy Byrde (Jason Bateman and Laura Linney) in a very tight spot as drug cartel boss Omar Navarro (Felix Solis) informed them they would be working much more closely together from now on. Now, in the thrilling final season - split into two parts of seven episodes each, with the final seven to be released later this year - the big question is: can the Byrdes engineer their way out of their life of crime? Or is karma about to catch up with them in a big way? 

Best film to watch on TV tonight

The Souvenir, 10pm, BBC2

A semi-autobiographical portrait of an artist that is at once severe and compassionate, painterly and spontaneous, this sees writer-director Joanna Hogg bring meaning to the memories of her formative years as a film-maker. It also offers a fascinating study of co-dependent, tortuous love. Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne, daughter of Tilda Swinton, who plays her mum in the film) is a 24-year-old film student living in Knightsbridge in the early 1980s who falls for Anthony (Tom Burke). Older than Julie, he seems impossibly sophisticated and exotically world-weary. A strikingly personal drama that captures a time and a nation. 

Live Sport

  • Women's Super League, Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea, 12.15 (k-o12.30pm), BBC2
  • Premier League, Crystal Palace v Liverpool, 1pm (k-o 2pm), Sky Sports Main Event/NOW
  • Premier League, Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur, 4pm (k-o 4.30pm), Sky Sports Main Event/NOW

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss Trigger Point on TV tonight – a thrilling new drama with a great cast.

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.