TV Tonight: Our highlights for Wednesday, January 25

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Stacey Solomon is back with more Sort Your Life Out. (Image credit: BBC)

On TV tonight, Sort Your Life Out returns, there's a new 10-part series following three junior doctors, gripping Channel 5 thriller The Catch kicks off, and Amanda Owen visits the country’s amazing farms. 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

Sort Your Life Out, 9 pm, BBC One

Prepare to marvel at just what people have crammed inside their homes, as Stacey and her trio of experts return to help households drowning in ‘stuff’. First to get the decluttering treatment in this six-part series is the Harris-Hawley family, who live in a rented London house. 

With two daughters – Mia,11, and Cece, 3 – sharing a bedroom and piles of items spilling across every room, carpenter Robert Bent, cleaning ace Iwan Carrington and organising guru Dilly Carter have a big task ahead. But the end result is stunning, as is the amount of hairbrushes, trainers and toys the family had been hoarding! 

★★★★★ TL

Emergency: First Time Medics, 8 pm, W

Emergency: First Time Medics

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Documentaries filmed in hospitals are ten a penny, but if there were ever a time that we need to know more about the pressures within our NHS, it’s now. This 10-part series brings a fresh focus by following three junior doctors – Claire, Hira and Zak (the use of their first names making them seem all too human) – as they start their jobs in the Royal Berkshire Hospital’s ED, where 450 patients arrive every day. From broken hips and heart-monitoring to misplaced patients, it’s all in a day’s work, or, as supportive Clinical Lead Omar prefers, their ‘rite of passage’. 

★★★ NT

The Catch, 9pm, Channel 5

Channel 5 thriller The Catch sees Jason Watkins and Poppy Gilbert leading the cast.

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Paranoia, grief and a shady son-in-law are at the heart of this four-part psychological thriller based on the novel by TM Logan. Jason Watkins stars as fisherman and doting dad Ed, whose life is upended when his daughter, Abbie (Poppy Gilbert), brings home a mysterious new boyfriend, Ryan (Aneurin Barnard). 

Ed’s wife, Claire (Cathy Belton), thinks he’s a catch, but Ed isn’t convinced and sets out to find some dirt on Ryan. Will Ed unearth his own dark secrets in the process? Look out for Casualty’s Brenda Fricker as Ed’s mother-in-law, Phyllis, in this gripping drama, which leaves you constantly questioning who to trust. 

★★★★ RM

Amanda Owen's Farming Lives, 9 pm, More4

Amanda Owen

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Our Yorkshire Farm’s shepherdess Amanda leaves her brood behind to present a six-part series visiting the country’s amazing farms. First, she travels 500 miles to Shetland to a remote setting closer to the Arctic Circle than London, where, following a sudden tragedy, Helen and her daughters and seventh-generation farmers Aimee and Kirsty are responsible for as much land as 1,000 football pitches. 

Amanda admires their resilience as she learns how to farm surrounded by sea, including how to get sheep to market. She also enjoys a freshly caught seafood feast and a soul-restoring horse ride along the beach, after first receiving a ‘calling card’ from a coo. 

★★★ NT

Burns Night, 10 pm, BBC Four

The annual celebration of the birth of Robert Burns is marked tonight with a number of programmes, including Robert Burns: No Holds Bard at 9pm on Sky Arts. Then, over on BBC4, Angelou on Burns (10pm) sees Maya Angelou visit Ayrshire to attend a Burnsian party, singing songs and sharing verses, while in BBC Scotland’s new Beyond Burns (10.50pm), Jackie Kay explores the legacy of Scotland’s National Bard, meeting contemporary acclaimed writers, including Val McDermid, James Robertson and Liz Lochhead.

★★★★ NT

Best box set on TV tonight

Crossroads, ITVX

Crossroads cast

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Ahead of ITVX’s much-anticipated drama Nolly, written by Russell T Davies and featuring Helena Bonham Carter as Crossroads star Noele Gordon, catch up with selected highlights from the famous long-running Midlands soap on ITVX and Britbox. These include various Christmas episodes, the Crossroads motel fire and its aftermath, and Meg’s wedding to Hugh Mortimer, which aired in 1975.

 ★★★ JP

Best film on TV tonight

Ben Is Back, 9:45 pm, BBC Three

Julia Roberts in Ben is Back

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Holly Burns returns from church on Christmas Eve to find her son Ben in the driveway. He has been in rehab for prescription drug addiction for some months and she agrees lets him stay for 24 hours, but only if he does not leave her sight. Drama, starring Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges and Courtney B Vance.



Live Sport

  • EFL Cup: Nottingham Forest v Manchester United, 7 pm (Kick-off 8 pm), Sky Sports Main Event

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss the return of Sort Your Life Out on TV tonight.

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

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