On TV tonight, the plot thickens in The Woman in the Wall, Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse prepare for another season of Gone Fishing, The Day the Queen Died sees historians, journalists and insiders weighing on the historic day that we learned Queen Elizabeth II had passed away in September 2022, and Jamie Oliver is cooking up fresh treats in Jamie Cooks the Mediterranean. Here's what you shouldn't miss on TV Tonight.
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Best TV shows on TV tonight
The Woman in the Wall, 9 pm, BBC One
The revelation that ex-nun Aoife’s corpse is not behind the wall where Lorna (Ruth Wilson) appeared to have buried her is an epic twist, but there’s no time for Lorna to confront that as, following the devastating news that her baby daughter Agnes died in the convent, she is now determined to find out where the little girl was buried. But she soon makes some even more alarming discoveries that lead to a confrontation with sinister Sister Eileen. Meanwhile, an increasingly fragile Colman (Daryl McCormack) uncovers horrifying new information about his own childhood as he tries to learn more about Father Percy’s demise…
Jamie Cooks the Mediterranean, 8 pm, Channel 4
Jamie Oliver tries to extend summer with this deliciously moreish new series that sees him cooking around the Mediterranean. There’s a nice mix of old traditions meeting new innovations in tonight’s first episode in Greece, with Jamie salivating over the traditional dried plum dishes he finds on the sleepy island of Skopelos, while also delighting in the modern meze and Greek ceviche he tries in the bustling university town of Thessaloniki. As always, Jamie’s in his element rolling up his sleeves and cooking with the locals and his smoky aubergine flatbread and tzatziki chicken do a great job of helping to keep that summer vibe going just a little longer.
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, 9 pm, BBC Two
This week Bob and Paul are in Dumfries and Galloway, at what Paul refers to as ‘a secret lake.’ ‘It isn’t though, is it?’ Bob retorts, setting the tone for a feisty episode full of backchat, laughs and reflections on life, Bob and Paul style. Like when they both pull their ‘death face’, tongues lolling and mouths agape in their fisherman’s chairs. Well they’re not catching any pike, which is what they’re here for. Then it’s off to Spedlins Castle, where the walls are 9ft thick and a ghost is said to roam the building. Cue more morbid laughter and a night in front of a roaring fire before heading off to Kinmount House the next day, where Bob and Paul are convinced the pike will be queuing up for them.
The Day The Queen Died, 9 pm, Channel 5
Everyone has a memory of 8 September last year, whether it was the moment a flurry of concern rippled through the House of Commons as a note was passed around, or of members of the Royal Family arriving at Balmoral while reporters at the gates speculated about what it could all mean. Since Queen Elizabeth was
96, everyone had a good idea what it all meant, and yet it still came as a shock when it was announced that she had died. One year on, insiders, historians and journalists remember in detail the fateful day when ‘London Bridge’ – the secret plan drawn up for the late Queen’s death – was finally put into effect.
Best box set on TV tonight
All aboard for Netflix’s live-action and action-packed seafaring show, based on Eiichiro Oda’s acclaimed manga series. The eight-part comedy adventure stars Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, an unflappable dreamer with supernatural rubber-like properties, who is determined to find the fabled piece of treasure and become king of the pirates.
As leader of a ragtag band of misfits known as The Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy and his shipmates on the Going Merry use their distinct skills to defend themselves against unpredictable villains such as deranged clown pirate Buggy. Starring Jeff Ward, Emily Rudd and Craig Fairbrass. Narrated by Ian McShane.
Best film on TV tonight
Parasite, 12:00 am, Channel 4
A family living in poverty and getting by through an assortment of scams hatch a plan to infiltrate a wealthy household. They trick their way into assorted domestic staff jobs - ruthlessly ousting the established servants and devising ways of making their naive but self-centred employers' luxurious home their own. Oscar-winning South Korean satirical thriller, starring Kang-ho Song and Sun-kyun Lee. In Korean and English.
Great North Run 2023 - 10 am, BBC One
Rugby World Cup 2023: (three matches), 11.25 am / 3.55 pm / 7.15 pm, ITV1
One-Day International Cricket: England v New Zealand, 10.30 am, Sky Sports Main Event/NOW
Live NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers v San Francisco 49ers, 6.30 pm, Sky Sports Main Event/NOW
US Open Tennis, 8.30 pm, Sky Sports Main Event/NOW
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