TV Tonight: Our highlights for Wednesday, February 8

The Catch.
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On TV tonight, The Catch continues, the new crime series The Rookie: Feds starts on Sky Witness, there's an exciting FA Cup match and a great film recommendation. 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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What's on TV tonight

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight... 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

The Catch, 9 pm, Channel 5

Poppy Gilbert and Aneurin Barnard as Abbie and Ryan in The Catch.

(Image credit: Channel 5)

We’ve reached the penultimate episode, and it appears that Abbie’s ex, George (Morgan Palmeria), has been stalking her. While not everything is as it seems in this psychological thriller, we did think it a bit suspicious that George’s phone screen-saver was a picture of Abbie (Poppy Gilbert), even though they broke up months ago… 

But as events unfold tonight, it’s Ed (Jason Watkins) who is feeling the heat – whoever is framing him has upped their game considerably, forcing him to take drastic action. ★★★ JP

The Rookie: Feds, 9 pm, Sky Witness

There’s a new FBI agent in town when US drama The Rookie gets its own spin-off series this week. After decades working as a high-school counsellor, Simone Clark (Niecy Nash-Betts) finally fulfils her lifelong ambition of joining the FBI, when she becomes the oldest recruit ever to join the agency – at the age of 48.

She’s thrown in at the deep end when she’s assigned to the Los Angeles field office, and finds herself facing a range of challenges, from a deadly sniper to a hostage situation. The cast also includes The Wire’s Frankie Faison, and The Rookie star Nathan Fillion features in tonight’s first episode. 

★★★ RMC

Best box set on TV tonight

Extraordinary, Disney Plus

Máiréad Tyers in a red and black top as Jen in Extraordinary holds a carton of milk in a supermarket.

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Disney Plus is home to plenty of superhero stories, but Extraordinary couldn’t be more different from the typical Marvel project if it tried. In this new British comedy, we’re introduced to a version of Earth where everyone develops a superpower at the age of 18. Well, everyone except our 25-year-old protagonist, Jen (Máiréad Tyers). She’s left feeling (literally) powerless and is forced to look for a bit of hope in her everyday life. Extraordinary is fun, fresh and feels very original.


Best film on TV tonight

The Menu, Disney Plus

Ralph Fiennes in The Menu

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This pitch-black comedy takes a gleefully sardonic aim at the entitled awfulness of the super-rich (it’s helmed by Succession director Mark Mylod, so he knows a thing or two about awful super-rich people). The setting is a private island to which well-heeled diners – including a pretentious foodie (Nicholas Hoult), his date (Anya Taylor-Joy), an egotistical restaurant critic (Janet McTeer) and a fading movie star (John Leguizamo) – have travelled to sample the $1,250-per-head tasting menu being offered by Ralph Fiennes’ celebrity chef. The heat is turned up as the meal progresses and the laughs give way to a deep streak of surreal absurdity. 

★★★★ JB


Live Sport

  • FA Cup: Sunderland v Fulham, 7:30 pm (Kick-off 7.45 pm), BBC One

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

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Happy viewing!

Lucy Buglass
Senior Staff Writer

Lucy joined the 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