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TV Tonight: our highlights for Tuesday, August 10

Hyacinth macaw James Bond is shaken and stirred by tragic events at Chester Zoo.
Hyacinth macaw James Bond is shaken and stirred by tragic events at Chester Zoo. (Image credit: C4)

On TV tonight, there are some tricky decisions to make in The Secret Life of the Zoo on C4, Paralympian athlete Jonnie Peacock hosts an inspiring documentary called Jonnie's Blade Camp also on C4 and it's the final of Our Family Farm Rescue on Channel 5. 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

The Secret Life of the Zoo, 8pm, C4

TV tonight Malayan Tapir Margery.

Malayan Tapir Margery gives birth in tonight's episode. (Image credit: C4)

It’s all go in Chester Zoo when cameras return for a new series, thanks to an outbreak of a deadly avian virus. Sadly, it’s already claimed the life of rare hyacinth macaw Miss Moneypenny, but if her lifelong partner, James Bond, is also infected, then the only option will be to put him to sleep before he transfers it to any other critically endangered birds in the aviary. Meanwhile, endangered Malayan tapir Margery is heavily pregnant, but her keepers fear the worst when her tiny calf is born motionless and not breathing… 

★★★ HD 

Jonnie's Blade Camp, 10pm, C4

TV tonight Paralympic athlete Jonnie Peacock.

Paralympic athlete Jonnie Peacock. (Image credit: C4)

Olivia Harding was in hospital recovering from having her leg amputated after being hit by a speeding drink driver, when she saw Jonnie Peacock, who has a prosthetic leg, wowing millions of TV viewers on Strictly Come Dancing. It was a moment that gave her hope. Now the 12-year-old and four other young amputees will be training with the double-gold-medal-winning Paralympian in this new two-part series. Tonight’s first episode sees these inspirational young people start a moving journey to build their confidence and achieve personal goals, as their parents watch on.

★★★★ SM

Our Family Farm Rescue, 9pm, Channel 5

TV tonight Adam helps farmers Will and Jess.

Adam helps farmers Will and Jess set up a new alpaca trekking buisness.  (Image credit: Channel 5)

Adam Henson is on the Cornwall/Devon border, with Will, Jess and their two children, who need help finding a way to make their farm more profitable. As well as looking after 100 cows and 30 sheep, Will also has to work at the local agricultural college to bring in extra money, which is leaving him completely exhausted. After a visit to Adam’s own business, Cotswolds Farm Park, the pair decides to open an alpaca trekking enterprise. It’s a completely new venture, but one they are hoping
will secure a bright future for their farm. 

★★★★ JL

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Mr Corman, season 1, Apple TV+

TV tonight Jospeh Gordon-Levitt stars as teacher Mr Corman.

Jospeh Gordon-Levitt stars as teacher Mr Corman. (Image credit: Apple TV+)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) stars in this comedy drama as Josh Corman, a wannabe musician and teacher searching for meaning in his life. After breaking up with his fiancée Megan (Juno Temple) he’s been living with his best friend Victor (Narcos star Arturo Castro) and his mental health has taken a bit of a beating. His mother, played by An Officer and a Gentleman star Debra Winger, does her best to cheer him up, but usually ends up making things worse. Watch out for the innovative use of musical fantasy sequences, such as Josh flying through the night sky after a disastrous date. An honest and engaging 10-part series. 

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Ferdinand, 2.40pm, Film4

TV tonight The bull with the big heart.

The bull with the big heart. (Image credit: Film4)

When a bull with a big heart is captured, he rallies a misfit team on an adventure in this animated comedy, featuring  the voices of John Cena and Kate McKinnon.

Live Sport

  • Cricket: The Hundred, Manchester Originals Women v London Spirit Women, 2.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event/NOW
  • Cricket: The Hundred, Manchester Originals Men v London Spirit men, 6pm, Sky Sports Main Event/NOW

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss The Secret Life of the Zoo on TV tonight – beautiful animals and caring keepers.

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

Happy viewing!