TV Times top picks for today

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Friday 6th July

Jane McDonald & Friends, 9pm, Channel 5

She’s barely had time to collect her thoughts after her latest cruising adventures, but Jane McDonald is back to put a bit of showbiz sparkle into Friday nights with the second run of her glossy entertainment extravaganza. As well as belting out some glorious tunes, she’s also chatting to, and singing with, celebrity pals Johnny Partridge and Rose Royce’s Gwen Dickey. Jane also demonstrates her very special bond with the public as she surprises more deserving people who have helped their communities. So settle down for a good old sing-song, a bit of a boogie and maybe a few tears! Rating: *****

Smashing Hits! The 80s Pop Map of Britain & Ireland, 10pm, BBC4

Anyone who was around in the 1980s will love this three-part series looking back at the music of the decade, which takes us from post-punk and Two Tone through to the birth of rave. Midge Ure, of Live Aid and Ultravox fame, and Kim Appleby, one half of 1980s pop duo Mel and Kim, tour the nation’s cities meeting those responsible for the decade’s sounds and styles (big hair and shoulder pads, anyone?). This week it’s the turn of Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, Pauline Black from The Selecter and Glenn Gregory from Heaven 17… Let the nostalgia-fest commence. Rating: ****

Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons, Netflix

Investigative journalist Raphael Rowe knows what it’s like to be behind bars after spending 12 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. Here, he does time and experiences conditions in four different jails. First up is Bomana Prison in Papua New Guinea, where there is not enough food to go round and prisoners sleep on bare concrete floors. Rating: ****

More previews tomorrow.