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TV Tonight: our highlights for Wednesday, June 29

TV tonight – Esme Young, Sara Pascoe and Patrick Grant are ready for an epic final.
Esme Young, Sara Pascoe and Patrick Grant are ready for an epic final. (Image credit: BBC)

On TV tonight, get your glad rags on because it's Party Week and the final of the brilliant The Great British Sewing Bee on BBC One. It's also the final episode of the fascinating documentary Lenny Henry's Caribbean Britain on BBC Two, meet the LGBTQ+ party planners in Big Proud Party Agency on BBC Three and The Savoy continues on ITV. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight.

  • Our hand selected recommendations for what's on TV tonight include four 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 Great British Sewing Bee, 9pm, BBC One

TV tonight Who will the judges pick as their winner?

Who will the judges pick as their winner? (Image credit: BBC)

After such a joyful series, it’s only fitting that the nation’s favourite sewing contest ends with a celebration. The final finds the three remaining sewers hoping to wow the judges one last time for Party Week, tackling a pattern for the iconic ‘Amorphous’ stretchy dress which judge Esme created for her 1970s fashion label, Swanky Modes. No pressure, then! Making an outfit from all their scraps from the past nine weeks and a sparkly red carpet-worthy jumpsuit, the stitchers battle to be crowned champ in one of show’s most closely fought finals. Who will Esme and Patrick choose? 

★★★★ RF

Lenny Henry's Caribbean Britain, 9.30pm, BBC Two

TV tonight Sir Lenny chats to David Harewood.

Sir Lenny chats to David Harewood. (Image credit: BBC)

The second and final episode exploring the impact of Caribbean culture on the UK sees presenter Lenny Henry speak to the next generation of Black artists and entrepreneurs whose focus isn’t to fit in, like the generation before was told to, but to do things their own way. From theatre groups and music stars to TV shows and the democratising impact of the internet, this is a comprehensive celebration of Caribbean culture in every aspect of British culture which, as Lenny says, "has enriched our country beyond all measure". 

★★★★ JL

Big Proud Party Agency, 9pm, BBC Three

TV tonight Are you ready to party with Ryan?

Are you ready to party with Ryan? (Image credit: BBC)

Since lockdown ended, there have been a number of programmes devoted to giving deserving people a treat, and, tonight, this new series follows LGBTQ+ party planners Ryan, Teddy and Christopher – the Big Proud Party Agency – as they help to plan bespoke parties for someone nominated by their best friend. In this first episode, their challenge is to create a very special event for a surprise proposal. 

★★★ JP

The Savoy, 9pm, ITV

TV tonight The hotel gets ready to welcome international guests

The hotel gets ready to welcome international guests. (Image credit: ITV)

As the series following staff and guests at London’s Savoy hotel continues, preparations are being made to welcome international guests now that Covid restrictions have been lifted (filming took place last year). Meanwhile, the American Bar is about to reopen, but as the oldest cocktail bar in London, the pressure’s on to get it right. And talking of pressure, Guest Experience Manager Sean wants to ease the strain on his team by looking for extra staff. 

★★★ JP

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Disney Plus

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. (Image credit: Disney+)

Obi-Wan Kenobi has broken Disney Plus viewing records and now all six thrilling episodes are available to watch. The series has wowed critics since it debuted on our screens last month, but while fans have reacted positively to Ewan McGregor’s return, it’s a 10-year-old girl who’s stolen the show. Young Princess Leia, played by breakout star Vivien Lyra Blair, has captivated viewers while becoming the beating heart of this latest chapter in the space saga. With iconic figures such as Darth Vader also added to the mix, this is on course to be Disney’s most popular foray into the Star Wars universe and rumours of a second series are already swirling. 

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, 7pm, Film4

Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha directed this coming-of-age comedy starring Georgia Groome and a pre-Poldark Eleanor Tomlinson as teen best friends. Sick of never never feeling cool, 14-year-old Georgia (Groome) decides to throw the prefect birthday party to impress her peers. Based on the novels by Louise Rennison. 

Live Sport

  • Wimbledon 2022, 10.45am, BBC One/Two

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss The Great British Sewing Bee on TV tonight — after a joyous series who will be crowned top stitcher?

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

Happy viewing!

Joanne Lowles
Joanne Lowles

Joanne Lowles has been writing about TV since 2002. After graduating from Cardiff University with a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism, she worked for All About Soap magazine covering the ups and downs of life on the cobbles, the square and the Dales. 

Next came nearly 10 years at TV Times magazine as a writer and then deputy features editor. Here she spent many happy days interviewing the biggest names in entertainment and visiting the sets of some of our most popular shows including Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Strictly Come Dancing

With a love of nature and wildlife she’s also interviewed the leading experts in this area including David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Steve Backshall. She’s also travelled the world visiting Mongolia, Canada and South Africa to see how the best in the business make the most brilliant natural history documentaries. 

Freelance since 2013, she is now is a digital writer and editor for What to Watch, previews the best on the box for TV Times mag each week and loves being constantly surprised, entertained and informed by the amazing TV that she is lucky enough to watch.