TV tonight: our highlights for Tuesday 23rd February

TV tonight Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley
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Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley is just one of the gems on today...

Historian Lucy Worsley looks at our nation's Blitz Spirit, things are not looking good for Dom in Holby City, and drama Big Sky helps launch Disney+'s new adult strand Star. 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 
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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

Holby City, 7.50pm, BBC1

TV tonight Holby City

What’s the future hold for Dom?

Following the horrific car accident a few weeks back, medic Dominic Copeland is struggling to come to terms with his uncertain future. When Dom learns Sacha pulled him from the car wreckage too hastily, Dom is furious… and declares he’s going to sue! Elsewhere, Alex and Donna’s blossoming relationship is threatened when patient Bobby tells Alex he was the cyclist who knocked down Xavier. Later, Cameron’s day turns into a nightmare when he’s recognised by Bobby as being at the scene of the accident… 

★★ VW

Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley, 8.30pm, BBC1

TV tonight Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley

Lucy on a pivotal moment in British history

It’s been 80 years since the Blitz and Lucy Worsley wants to find out what life was like during the Luftwaffe’s eight-month assault upon the people of Britain. In this feature-length film from the BAFTA-winning team behind Suffragettes, the historian traces the lives of six people with remarkable stories to tell, while asking if ‘Blitz Spirit’ deserves its reputation as the benchmark of Britishness or whether it was all just propaganda. The result is a fresh and unvarnished look at a watershed moment in our nation’s history. 

★★★★★ SMA

Big Sky, Star on Disney+

TV tonight Big Sky

Jenny and Cassie help private eye Cody with a case

Star, Disney+’s new strand for grown-up audiences, gets off to a cracking start with the launch of four shows, including this highly addictive and wry thriller, which begins with a double bill. Ryan Phillippe stars as a private investigator whose complex love life – he’s torn between estranged wife Jenny and colleague Cassie – is placed on the back burner when they all hunt for two missing teenage sisters. American Horror Story’s John Carroll Lynch and Briarpatch’s Brian Geraghty also feature in supporting roles. Twists and turns abound. 

★★★★ CC

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Parks and Recreation, seasons one to seven, Netflix/Amazon Prime Video

TV tonight Parks and Recreation

Amy Poehler and co

This witty, feel-good sitcom centres on sunny, can-do mid-level bureaucrat Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), who is immensely proud of her Indiana home town of Pawnee. Leslie is surrounded by an equally likeable and eccentric group of characters played by, among others, Chris Pratt and Nick Offerman.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Shallow Grave, 9pm, Film4

TV tonight Shallow Grave

Ewan McGregor, Kerry Fox and Christopher Eccleston star

A grisly, pitch-black comedy thriller, in which flatmates Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston and Ewan McGregor let their fourth room to creepy Keith Allen, who dies of a drug overdose, leaving a suitcase full of money behind… With smart dialogue, great acting and Danny Boyle’s lively direction, this is one terrific, if dark, romp.

Live sport

  • Champions League Football: Atletico Madrid v Chelsea 7pm (k-o 8pm), BT Sport 2

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don't miss Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley on TV tonight – another entertaining history lesson from Lucy

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Happy viewing!