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TV Tonight: our highlights for Tuesday, Dec. 28

TV tonight - Worzel welcomes us back to the field with open arms.
Worzel welcomes us back to the field with open arms. (Image credit: BBC)

On TV tonight, Mackenzie Crook returns as the world's most famous scarecrow in Worzel Gummidge: Twitchers on BBC1, Sandi Toksvig takes a trio of friends to Norway for Extraordinary Escapes at Christmas on C4 and Monica and Giles are in Copenhagen for more Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby on BBC2. 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

Worzel Gummidge: Twitchers, 7.15pm, BBC1

TV tonight Francesca mills as Earthy Mangold.

Francesca Mills as Earthy Mangold. (Image credit: BBC)

The sight of rare birds creates excitement as Worzel, having identified them as choughs using his Scarecrow Handbook, wants the kudos of scaring them out of his field. His plan is scuppered when avid birdwatchers descend en masse on Scatterbrook Farm to get a look at the new arrivals. Farmer Braithwaite is not happy, as one of the twitchers is an old enemy! Mackenzie Crook’s take on Worzel weaves fun, folk music and messages about the environment,  and there’s another episode tomorrow (7.15pm). 

★★★★ IM

Extraordinary Escapes at Christmas with Sandi Toksvig, 8pm, C4

TV tonight Sandi explores the best stays of the season

Sandi explores the best stays of the season. (Image credit: C4)

Sandi treats a trio of fab females to a festive mini-break in Norway. Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock goes whale watching and hopes to see the aurora borealis, Dragons’ Den’s Deborah Meaden meets a pack of wolves, and Cold Feet star Fay Ripley chops down her own Christmas tree to decorate Sandi’s mountain-top abode. 

★★★★ JL

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby, 9pm, BBC2

TV tonight Giles and Monica are in the heart of Copenhagen

Giles and Monica are in the heart of Copenhagen. (Image credit: BBC)

Giles Coren and Monica Galetti explore Copenhagen’s unique Nimb Hotel, which takes the business of making their guests happy very seriously. The Nimb puts a big emphasis on enjoyment, and as Giles and Monica find out when they go behind the scenes, the staff will do anything for their customers, including taking full advantage of the amusement park (built in the 19th century!) in the historic Tivoli Gardens the building overlooks. 

★★★ JH

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Emily in Paris, season 2, Netflix

TV tonight Lucien Laviscount as Alfie and Lily Collins as Emily.

Life gets even more chaotic for the star of this Netflix drama.  (Image credit: Netflix)

Sex and the City creator Darren Star’s glossy comedy drama was a big hit for Netflix last year, providing a bright spot during a gloomy time. Lily Collins stars as American-abroad Emily Cooper, an eager young marketing executive with a unique fashion sense, who has relocated from Chicago to Paris for work. The second season sees life becoming more complicated and chaotic for Emily as she finds herself caught up in a love triangle with Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), and his ex and her new friend Camille (Camille Razat), who wants to rekindle their romance.

Best film to watch on TV today

Free Guy, Disney+

TV tonight She’s behind you! Jodie Comer and Ryan Reynolds

She’s behind you! Jodie Comer and Ryan Reynolds. (Image credit: Disney+)

Ryan Reynolds stars as Guy, an ordinary bank clerk who begins to realise he’s a character inside a computer game. Worse, he’s an NPC, which means Non Player Character, the ones who are only there to be decorative or get shot! Enter Jodie Comer in two roles, as the programmer who might have the key to Guy’s future and as a character within the game who may also have the key to his heart. Fast-moving, smart and tons of fun, this entertaining film is like an updated version of
The Truman Show

Live Sport

  • World Darts Championship, 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event/NOW
  • Cricket, The Ashes, 11pm, BT Sport 1

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss Worzel Gummidge: Twitchers on TV tonight – great fun for all the family.

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

Happy viewing!