Episode four of The English is one of tonight's TV highlights

Cornelia Locke being hassled by Richard Watts in The English.
(Image credit: 2022 The English © Drama Republic/BBC/Amazon Studios)

On TV tonight, The English continues, Jimmy Doherty and Briony May Williams explore Nordic food, Jessica Brown Findlay stars in The Flatshare and Oscar-winning The King's Speech airs. Here's what you shouldn't miss on TV Tonight.

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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

The English, 9 pm, BBC Two

The mystery surrounding Lady Cornelia’s mission to avenge her son’s death begins to unravel this week when the action flashes back 15 years to 1875. Rafe Spall is electrifying as David Melmont, the evil accountant of wannabe cattle baron Thomas Trafford (Tom Hughes), who shows his true colours when he joins rebel soldiers to attack a Native American camp. Melmont later makes his way to England to see Cornelia and blame all wrongdoing on her former suitor, Thomas — will she believe him?

Rafe’s performance as a psychopathically violent businessman is terrifying and surely award-winning at the same time. You might have to watch through your fingers. 

★★★★ RF

Food Unwrapped's Nordic Adventure, 8 pm, Channel 4

Food Unwrapped

Jimmy Doherty and Briony May Williams present.  (Image credit: Channel 4)

Jimmy Doherty and Briony May Williams wrap up in their warmest chunky knits and head north to explore Scandinavian fare. In the fjords of west Norway, they learn about cod fishing and why the region is the UK’s biggest importer. 

Next, a trip to IKEA HQ reveals more about the Swedish meatball, and finally, in Finland, the pair try some traditional blueberry wine known as glögi and find out why the country was named the world’s happiest for the fifth year running! 

★★★ MC

The Flatshare, Paramount Plus 

Flatshare on Paramount Plus will star Jessica Brown Findlay and Anthony Welsh.

Flatshare on Paramount Plus stars Jessica Brown Findlay. (Image credit: Paramount Plus)

Jessica Brown Findlay has been in her fair share of period dramas since departing Downton Abbey, but this new romcom is a thoroughly contemporary look at life as a twentysomething in modern Britain. 

Based on Beth O’Leary’s best-selling novel, the six-part tale opens with Tiffany (Findlay) entering an unusual agreement with Leon (Anthony Welsh), which involves them timesharing a London flat. The pair never actually meet, but as the Post-it notes start to fly, an unlikely romance develops, in a thoughtful tale that covers a lot of topical themes — not least rising rental costs! 

★★★★ SMA

Best box set on TV tonight

1899, Netflix

1899 is coming to Netflix in 2022.

1899 is now on Netflix. (Image credit: Netflix)

1899 is the latest series by Dark creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. Their newest offering is an enigmatic show that will have viewers question what is going on at every turn of its eight-episode first season, so it's perfect for those looking for a twisty new thriller to entertain them over the weekend.

All eight episodes are now available to stream on Netflix and feature a great cast including The Pursuit of Love's Emily Beecham and It’s for Your Own Good's Andreas Pietschmann. 

★★★★ LB

Best film on TV tonight

The Kings Speech, 9 pm, BBC Four 

TV tonight Colin Firth in his Oscar-winning role

Colin Firth in his Oscar-winning role. (Image credit: BBC)

A deserved hit with cinema audiences, critics and Oscar voters alike, this movie took an obscure footnote from royal history and turned it into an enthralling human drama. Playing the future George VI, Oscar-winner Colin Firth has never been better. 

As the king-to-be struggling to overcome his debilitating stammer and fulfil his duties, Firth’s nuanced performance is matched by Geoffrey Rush, portraying maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue with wit, gusto and charm. Helena Bonham Carter offers regal support as the king’s shrewd consort, the future Queen Mother. 

★★★★ JB


Live Sport

  • FIFA World Cup: Croatia v Belgium, 2:30 pm (k-o 3 pm), BBC One
  • FIFA World Cup: Canada v Morocco, 2:45 pm (k-o 3 pm), BBC Two
  • FIFA World Cup: Japan v Spain (k-o 7 pm), ITV 1

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss The English to keep unraveling this gripping mystery!

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Happy viewing!

Lucy Buglass
Senior Staff Writer

Lucy joined the WhatToWatch.com team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes, reviews and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story, Stranger Things and Black Mirror but she is also partial to a quiz show or a bit of Say Yes to the Dress