TV Times tops picks for tonight
What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Wednesday 8th November
Detectorists, 10.00pm, BBC4
Series three of the gentle metal-detecting comedy kicks off with a suited-and-booted City boy striding manfully down a corridor. Is this the wrong show? All is soon explained – these London types plan on erecting a huge solar farm in the countryside where Andy (Mackenzie Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones) like to search for ancient treasure. ‘Is there a Nobel prize for metal detecting?’ wonders Lance, before pulling a scaffold clamp from the soil. Welcome back, guys. Rating: ****
Doc Martin, 9.00pm, ITV
Will Martin really be struck off? It seems like a distinct possibility in tonight’s finale, as the Doc awaits his hearing and the village goes into meltdown without him. One of the many disgruntled patients desperate for Martin’s attention is American tourist Beth Traywick (superstar Sigourney Weaver reprising her guest role), who is worried that she is suffering from a hereditary ‘Celtic curse’. Keen to protect the Doc, Mrs Tishell makes it her duty to keep Beth at bay… hilarious when you know that the two actresses are great friends in real life! Meanwhile, Penhale unveils a bust of himself, Louisa worries for Martin and Bert’s new whisky blend proves lethal. Rating: ****
The Rebel, 10.00pm, Gold
Irascible Brighton pensioner Henry, delightfully played by Simon Callow, is back as the senior-citizen sitcom returns for a full series following last year’s initial three episodes. Money is the theme of this opener, as Henry’s daughter Cath (Anna Crilly) faces eviction, while his friend Charles (Bill Paterson) appears to have abandoned his hippy convictions after inheriting some money. Bankers and estate agents are on the receiving end of Henry’s wrath as he sets about raising funds, and there are touching moments as he sits at home chatting to the urn containing his late wife’s ashes. The soundtrack’s pretty good, too. Rating: ****
Come back tomorrow for more previews!
Get the latest updates, reviews and unmissable series to watch and more!
Thank you for signing up to Whattowatch. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.