TV tonight: our highlights for Saturday, November 20, 2021
On TV tonight, get your jazz hands ready for it’s musical week Come dance strictly on BBC1, the very nice The mysteries of Madame Blanc ends on Channel 5 and gorging on the box set of a gritty new drama criminality on Britbox. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight.
- Our hand-picked recommendations for what’s on TV tonight include three TV shows, a movie, live sport, and the latest trending box set to binge now.
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What’s on tv tonight
Our expert TV journalists picked the best things on TV tonight …
Best TV Shows On TV Tonight
Strictly Come Dancing 2021, 6:35 p.m., BBC1
Another week, another theme – tonight is musicals. And while the themed shows are part of the glue (and glitter) that holds Strictly together, it is the high level of dance that becomes the main attraction of this series. Make-up and costumes are a bonus – if John Whaite and his partner Johannes are going to dance a brilliant paso, let them do it like pirates! – but it’s the quality of the dances that entertains us all. Tom Fletcher and his pro partner Amy have been in the top half of the table for most of the time – will they still be here tonight?
The mysteries of Madame Blanc, 7:55 p.m., Canal 5
Dom Georgina’s wife (Clelia Murphy, Irish soap opera star Fair town) returns to Sainte Victoire – but knowing how many times she’s run away before, Dom isn’t particularly inclined to believe her when she claims to have seen the error of her ways. Plus, he’s too busy looking downhearted that Jean is coming back to Manchester now that she’s got her ring back. Will they admit their true feelings for each other? A gripping ending to an enjoyable series – we hope this is goodbye rather than farewell …
Passionate project for Scottish actor Dougray Scott, this new detective drama is adapted from the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh. It focuses on Edinburgh cop DI Lennox (Dougray), who reluctantly teams up with new DS partner Amanda Drummond (Joanna Vanderham) to investigate a schoolgirl’s disappearance. Those looking for a hard-hitting series that retains the writer’s dark comedic touch and sharp dialogue won’t be disappointed.
Best box set to watch on tv tonight
Tiger King 2, Netflix
Remember the first lockdown when it seemed like the whole world was tuned in King tiger? The series ended with the jail of mule-haired Joe Exotic – real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage – after hiring a hitman to kill his longtime nemesis, animal rights activist Carole Baskin, who had campaigned to close his private zoo in Oklahoma. Now, a second season picks up the story, although it remains to be seen how Exotic will be the star given he is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for animal abuse and conspiracy to murder. Baskin also declined to appear in the documentary, but she will star in her own series on Discovery +, a two-part series called Carole Baskin’s cage fight (from Saturday, November 13), which continues its fight to close private zoos.
Best movie to watch on tv tonight
Research, 00:40, C4
John Cho’s distraught father frantically searches for his missing 16-year-old daughter (Michelle La) in a clever and suspenseful mystery thriller. The action takes place entirely on computer and mobile screens as Cho follows the only clues, which her daughter left behind on social media platforms. As he discovers a life he knows little about, the tension builds and the twists and turns multiply and quickly, but it’s the emotional truths of the story that make it so compelling.
- Premier League, Liverpool v Arsenal, 5 p.m. (5.30 p.m.), Sky Sports Main Event / NOW
If you only watch one thing on TV tonight …
Do not miss Come dance strictly on TV tonight – who’s going to impress during musical week?
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Good viewing !