Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Saturday 14th October including Casualty…

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Saturday 14th October including Casualty…

Casualty, 8.40pm, BBC1

Casualty Anita Dobson guest role

It was only a matter of time before Ethan figured out that the patient with the heart condition was Connie, and tonight’s realisation is devastating. As Ethan pleads with his boss to reconsider treatment, she gives him an ultimatum that leaves him reeling. Prepare for some very emotional scenes… Meanwhile, it’s the day of Alicia’s driving test, and Anita Dobson guest stars as a terminally ill patient facing a difficult choice. Rating: ****

Strictly Come Dancing, 6.45pm, BBC1

Strictly Come Dancing Aston

Can anyone beat Aston? The likeable JLS star and his partner Janette clearly have the chemistry, charisma and choreography to lift the glitterball trophy in December – and Janette is long overdue a triumph, having never made it to the final. Alexandra Burke and Debbie McGee are hot on their heels at the time of going to press, but could any surprise contenders emerge this weekend? Will Rev Richard get some divine inspiration or might Jonnie Peacock hit his stride? And can anyone top Susan’s Wonder Woman routine? Don’t forget tomorrow’s results show, too, with a performance from Gregory Porter. Rating: *****

Lucy Worsley’s Nights at the Opera, times vary, BBC2

Lucy Worsley brings her usual quirky enthusiasm to this engaging two-part series showing how opera and history go hand in hand – and she gets to do some playful dressing up, too.

Lucy Worsley brings her usual quirky enthusiasm to this engaging two-part series showing how opera and history go hand in hand – and she gets to do some playful dressing up, too. This first episode sees Lucy explore four operatic masterpieces and the cities whose turbulent politics fed into their composition. So it’s off to Venice, ‘a pretty kinky place’, for Monteverdi’s decadent early-17th-century opera The Coronation of Poppea; Vienna for Mozart’s ‘shockingly radical’ The Marriage of Figaro and for Beethoven’s Fidelio with its stirring message of liberty, equality and brotherhood; and finally Milan, where Verdi’s Nabucco expressed Italian yearning for independence. Rating: ****

Return tomorrow for the next day’s previews!