TV tonight: our highlights for Wednesday 6th January

I Am Greta
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I am Greta is just one of the gems on tonight...

I am Greta tells the inspiring story of teenage activist Greta Thunberg, while Julia Bradbury brings us the British coastline in all its glory in Cornwall and Devon Walks. Here's what else you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand-selected recommendations for what's on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film 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

I Am Greta, 10.45pm, BBC1/BBC iPlayer 

I Am Greta

It's hard not to be inspired by climate-change activist Greta Thunberg (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/BRF/Anders Hellberg)

This film follows the meteoric rise of teenage climate-change activist Greta Thunberg, from her solitary protest outside the Swedish Parliament to global fame. Filmmaker Nathan Grossman follows Greta for two years, as she galvanises marches across the world, delivers heartfelt speeches for world leaders and meets global figures, including French President Macron and Pope Francis. Greta’s father helps her juggle home and school life as well as her Asperger’s, in an intimate film that sees Greta sailing to New York to speak at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit. ★★★★★ RM

Cornwall and Devon Walks, 8.30pm, ITV 

Cornwall and Devon Walks ITV

Julia Bradbury brings us some much-needed escapism in Cornwall and Devon Walks (Picture: ITV)

There is no substitute for being out in the fresh air, but just watching Julia Bradbury walk along this stunning Cornish route, from Porthcurno Beach to Land’s End, is a tonic. She stops off at the dramatic Minack Theatre before continuing west to Land’s End, where she chats with psychologist Jonathan about why being out in the great outdoors is so vital for our mental health. The beaches are stunning, the sea twinkling and the sky vast – definitely a walk to add to 2021’s very long to-do list. ★★★★ JL

Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, 10pm, C4 

The third series kicks off with chef Gordon Ramsay and his mobile kitchen, or Hell on Wheels as he affectionately calls it, travelling to Lowery’s Seafood Restaurant in Virginia. With two warring brothers in charge, Gordon and co have just 24 hours to turn this frosty and failing family business into a beautiful and harmonious eatery with a menu so tasty customers can’t wait to come back for more. ★★★ JL

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

The Cry, BBC iPlayer, series one

The Cry TV Tonight

Jenna Coleman and Ewen Leslie star in The Cry. (Picture: Synchronicity Films Ltd/Lachlan Moore/Matt Burlem) (Image credit: Synchronicity Films Ltd/Lachlan Moore/Matt Burlem)

This four-part BBC thriller, starring Victoria favourite Jenna Coleman, is a drama not to be missed. When Joanna and Alistair travel to Australia with their baby son, Noah, they are bracing themselves to fight for custody of Alistair's daughter. But soon their lives start to unravel when they face an unthinkable tragedy. However, not everything is as it seems, and soon Joanna is about to discover that the truth is far worse than she could have ever imagined.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Nanny’s Killer Scandal, C5, 3.15pm

Smarmy billionaire Coby Ryan McLaughlin wants only the best for his two kids and believes he gets it in the perky package of Mia Topalian to work as a nanny. The title of this TV movie suggests otherwise…  ★★

Live sport

  • Manchester United v Manchester City,  7.45pm, Sky Sports

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don't miss Julia Bradbury in Cornwall and Devon Walks - the perfect escapism.

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

Happy viewing!

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.