TV tonight: our highlights for Wednesday 26th May

TV tonight Before We Die
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Before We Die is just one of the gems on today...

New drama Before We Die comes to C4, Channel 5 gives us a glimpse Inside Greggs, and Johnny Vegas Carries On Glamping no more. 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

Inside Greggs: Britain's Best Bakery, 8pm, Channel 5

Whether it’s a vanilla slice, a tandoori chicken baguette or a vegan sausage roll, there’s a fair chance that everyone reading this has eaten something from Greggs. The baker long ago expanded out of its Tyneside home and is now the biggest bakery chain in the UK, with sales exceeding £1billion. That’s a lot of steak bakes! So how do they do it? Snacks on standby for a documentary to set tummies rumbling. 

★★ SM

Before We Die, 9pm, C4

TV tonight Before We Die

Cases get personal for Detective Laing

Detective Hannah Laing (the always excellent Lesley Sharp) oversees the arrest of her own son, Christian (Patrick Gibson), at the start of this six-part crime drama set in the murky world of Bristol’s eastern European drug gangs. It’s based on the Swedish series of the same name, so we’ll be meeting some very messed-up families as Hannah investigates the disappearance of her married lover (Bill Ward). It’s a top tier crime drama with brilliantly conceived twists – handily the full series is available on All 4 after this first episode airs. 

★★★★★ SP

Johnny Vegas: Carry on Glamping, 10pm, C4

TV tonight Johnny Vegas" Carry on Glamping

Johnny’s open for business

After two years of work, Johnny’s glamping site is just 24 hours away from opening. The restored old American school bus and German fire truck both look fabulous and Johnny and his assistant Bev are both over the moon about what they have achieved. ‘I don’t think I’ve been as proud of anything in years,’ says Johnny, fighting back the tears. But the site isn’t complete until Patricia, the old Maltese bus named after Johnny’s mum arrives, and she isn’t coming quietly! 

★★★★ JL

Best box set to watch

The Letdown, seasons one and two, Netflix

TV tonight The Letdown

Alison Bell as Audrey

Not quite in Motherland’s league, but this Australian comedy about new parents is insightful and sharply written. Audrey (Alison Bell) joins a support group where she makes some quirky friends as they deal with the challenges of coping with your first baby.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Signs, 10pm, GREAT! Movies

Mel Gibson plays the former minister who’s lost his faith in God. But when crop circles start appearing in his fields, he starts to wonder if it is in fact ‘a sign’ from above – could be the almighty, could be aliens. This being an M Night Shyamalan (of The Sixth Sense fame) film, we’re kept guessing till the last minute, while Mel and co-stars Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin and Rory Culkin are put through their paces. Spooky fun. 

Live sport

  • Europa League Football: Villarreal v Manchester United 6.30pm (k-o 8pm), BT Sport 1

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don't miss Before We Die on TV tonight – edge-of-your-seat drama

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

Happy viewing!