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TV tonight: our highlights for Tuesday 27th April

TV tonight The Syndicate
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The Syndicate is just one of the gems on today...

The stakes are even higher for The Syndicate this week, Hanssen is out for revenge in Holby, and get inspiration for some Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms with Mark Millar on Channel 5. 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

Holby City, 7.50pm, BBC1

TV tonight Holby City

Will Hanssen get his revenge?

After finding the courage to admit Sahira Shah’s father Reyhan sexually abused him as a child, this week Henrik Hanssen (Guy Henry) is reunited with his tormentor when Reyhan returns to Holby with complications from his liver transplant. Hanssen vows Reyhan will pay for his crimes – but Reyhan claims no one will believe him after all these years. He manipulates Hanssen into calling Sahira who, up to now, hasn’t taken Hanssen’s allegations seriously. So she’s horrified when new evidence suggests Hanssen is telling the truth… A challenging storyline, sensitively handled and highlighting why abuse victims struggle to come forward decades on from their ordeal. 

★★ VW

The Syndicate, 9pm, BBC1

TV tonight The Syndicate

Will Keeley accept Frank’s bet?

As he lives it up in Monaco, Frank (Neil Morrissey) has no idea the syndicate have taken his beloved dog, Duke, until he receives a surprise phone call from Keeley (Katherine Rose Morley), who promises they’ll return his prized pet… as long as he agrees to give back their ‘stolen’ lottery winnings! Frank isn’t going down without a fight, though, and challenges Keeley to a bet – one spin of the roulette wheel. If it’s red, she wins but if it’s black, he keeps the money! Is Keeley about to take the biggest gamble of her life? An exciting cliffhanger before next week’s finale… 

★★★★ VW

Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms with Mark Millar, 7pm, Channel 5

TV tonight Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms with Mark Millar

Eddie and Michelle splash out on a new kitchen with Mark's help

DIY SOS’s Mark Millar kicks off his new makeover series with a £50k kitchen transformation in Glasgow for Eddie and Michelle, who want a contemporary, family-friendly kitchen. In Sutton Coldfield, Akil and Samina have £5k to transform their bathroom. As the builders get cracking, Mark pops in to give the couples extra tips on how to achieve their dream space, and gives viewers plenty of inspiration for their own wish lists. 

★★★ JL

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Friday Night Dinner, seasons one to six, All 4

TV tonight Friday Night Dinner

The late Paul Ritter stars

Paul Ritter, who died on 5 April, aged 54, is the patriarch of an idiosyncratic Jewish family who get together for the traditional Friday night dinner in this quirky comedy co-starring Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

The Remains of the Day, 4.30pm, Sony Movies

This 1993 Merchant-Ivory adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Booker Prize-winning novel is a heartbreaking tale of repression and restraint in the name of duty. Anthony Hopkins won a well-deserved BAFTA as the buttoned-up butler of a country house, while Emma Thompson is equally good as the housekeeper keen to take their relationship further. 

Live sport

  • Champions League Football: Real 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 The Syndicate on TV tonight – what will Keeley do?

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

Happy viewing!