TV Times top picks for today

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Monday 26th February

MasterChef, 9.00pm, BBC1

Gregg Wallace and John Torode are back at MasterChef HQ as the 14th series begins. Will any of the first seven cooks, including a cathedral organist and a fitness instructor, impress enough to make the grand final in seven weeks’ time? Expect more moans of delight and the odd raised eyebrow from the judges – and Gregg breaking into song! Continues Thursday. Rating: *****

Shakespeare & Hathaway, 2.15pm, BBC1

Jo Joyner and Mark Benton star in this new daytime weekday drama, brought together when Lu Shakespeare (Jo) asks private investigator Frank Hathaway (Mark) to find out if her fiancé is having an affair.

Jo Joyner and Mark Benton star in this new daytime weekday drama, brought together when Lu Shakespeare (Jo) asks private investigator Frank Hathaway (Mark) to find out if her fiancé is having an affair. In 72 hours Lu is set to marry Clive, a rich businessman, who seems far too good to be true – and of course he is. Frank discovers he’s a conman with a chequered past of marrying women for their money and then disappearing. But with Lu already at the altar about to say “‘I do”, Frank needs to act fast… Jo and Mark make a great team and while there’s nothing especially original about the series, it’s light, bright and makes the most of its Stratford-upon-Avon locale. Rating: ***

Marcella, 9.00pm, ITV

Marcella is determined to find out why she is plagued with violent blackouts this week.

Marcella is determined to find out why she is plagued with violent blackouts this week. Her therapist believes losing a baby to cot death might be the root of Marcella’s problem, and encourages her to relive that terrible night… Meanwhile, the body of another boy has turned up, meaning the police are dealing with a serial child killer. When Marcella finds evidence linking convicted paedophile Phil Dawkins to the flat where young Leo’s body was found, she takes him in for questioning… Rating: ****

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