TV Tonight: Our highlights for Sunday, March 19

DS Roy Grace (John Simm) and DS Branson (Richie Campbell) back to back
(Image credit: ITV)

On TV tonight, Roy Grace returns for a new series of crime capers, Rise and Fall sees The Traitors team bringing a reality series to Channel 4, The Gold comes to an end, and The Great Celebrity Bake Off has a friend in the tent in the form of David Schwimmer. 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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  • 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

Grace, 8 pm, ITV1 

DS Roy Grace (John Simm) and DS Branson (Richie Campbell) side by side.

(Image credit: ITV)

The murky adaptation of Peter James’ crime novels makes a stirring return, as the third series begins with a case that opens a door to the past for DS Roy Grace (John Simm). The return of the ‘Brighton Prowler’, an evil predator who evaded the police a decade ago, is a source of personal regret for the detective, especially as the investigation was so badly handled back in 2012. Flashbacks to that time also offer important clues in the riddle of his wife Sandy’s disappearance. We just hope they don’t affect his budding romance with Cleo Morey (Zoe Tapper)! Elsewhere, Craig Parkinson has a memorable moment when DS Norman Potting delivers a bit of comeuppance in the final scene. 

★★★★★ SMA 

Rise and Fall, 9 pm, Channel 4

There will be power struggles, plotting and alliances formed when 16 contestants jostle to ‘rise to the top’ in a bid to win £100,000. From the creators of hit show The Traitors comes this new series which sees contestants divided into Rulers and Grafters. While the Rulers live in luxury in a London penthouse, the Grafters must live and work below in a windowless basement. The harder they work, the more money goes into the cash fund for a Ruler to win, but no one is safe and anyone can find themselves rising or being toppled. Continues tomorrow. 

★★★★ TL  

The Gold, 9 pm, BBC One, iPlayer (box set)

Edwyn Cooper (Dominic Cooper) in The Gold episode 6

(Image credit: BBC/Tannadice Pictures)

With tip-top performances and epic twists, this exploration of one of the UK’s most infamous robberies has been an absolute treat. As the series concludes, no-nonsense cop Brian Boyce is hoping now that money launderer Edwyn Cooper (Dominic Cooper) has been arrested, he will reveal all he knows. And what verdicts will the juries deliver? 

★★★★ CC 

The Great Celebrity Bake Off, 7.45 pm, Channel 4

David Schwimmer in a dark top and pale apron in the tent for The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer

(Image credit: Channel 4 and Love Productions)

The food mixers are working overtime as more celebrities limber up to dazzle Paul and Dame Prue with their baking to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer. First up, there’s a Friend in knead (sorry!) in the form of David Schwimmer, who is joined by comics Tom Davis and Rose Matafeo and Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson. For the Signature, they make mini pies, which Prue optimistically hopes will be ‘irresistible’! Then, after a tricky Technical, the Showstopper sees them create their ‘biggest celebrity fail’ from meringue – get ready to witness one of the most (intentionally!) revolting-looking bakes on record! Who will nab the Star Baker apron? 

★★★★ CC 

Best box set on TV tonight

You season 4, part 2, Netflix 

Joe looks out of a window

(Image credit: Netflix)

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

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, 7.45 pm, E4

With Indiana Jones 5 coming this summer, revisit the latest sequel today. The globe-trotting archaeologist teams up with a rebellious teenager who draws him into a search in the Amazon jungle for a mysterious artefact of untold power. But their quest is hindered by Soviet agents who also want the fabled object for an altogether more sinister purpose. Action adventure sequel, updating the series to a Cold War setting, starring Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone and John Hurt.

Live Sport

  • FA Cup: Manchester United vs Fulham, 3.45 pm (k-o 4.30 pm), ITV1
  • Formula 1: Saudi Arabian GP, from 3.30 pm (race start 5 pm), Sky Sports Main Event
  • PGA Tour Golf: Valspar Championship, 12 pm / 7.30 pm, Sky Sports Main Event

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss the return of Grace on TV tonight.

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.