What’s On TV Tonight? Here’s The Pick Of The Best Shows: Saturday 23rd September

Casualty 23rd September
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Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Saturday 23rd September including Casualty

Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Saturday 23rd September including a very dramatic Casualty...

Casualty, 8.45, BBC1

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Look who’s back – it’s Dr Sam Nicholls (Charlotte Salt), but not as we know her. She’s working as a paramedic now and she’s no longer married to Tom. Sam reluctantly finds herself back in Holby, face-to-face with her ex-husband Dylan and former lover Iain. In short, it’s complicated! Sam’s as strong-willed as ever, though, and within ten minutes she manages to commit a major faux pas. Watch out for guest star Roberta Taylor – and the surprise return of an old friend… Rating: ****

 Strictly Come Dancing, 6.25, BBC1

strictly class of 2017

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Are you ready to see Ruth and Anton strut their stuff? We are! Tonight’s our first chance to see the fledgling couples perform a full routine beneath the glitterballs, and to work out just how pernickety new head judge Shirley Ballas is going to be. All 15 celebrities will perform, and although they’ll be marked by Bruno and co, the scores roll over to next week. So no eliminations in week one should mean no tears before bedtime – unless Susan Calman gets emotional about Kevin Clifton again! Who will shimmy and who will shudder after a dressing-down from Craig? We just can’t wait to find out! Rating: *****

Britain’s Ancient Tracks with Tony Robinson, 7.00pm, C4

Britain’s Ancient Tracks with Tony Robinson

For more than 5,000 years, a network of ancient tracks has been in use across Britain, connecting communities. Tony Robinson, who must surely by now have walked more miles around the UK than any other TV presenter, returns for a second series of jaunts, exploring these paths and the mysteries and legends that lie beyond them. Tony begins in Dartmoor, following in the tracks of Sherlock Holmes. Along the way he encounters the mystery of a reputedly bottomless lake and meets a four-legged beast. Rating: ****

David Hollingsworth

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.

Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years working for TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 

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