TV tonight: our highlights for Tuesday 24th November

The Great British Bake Off is just one of the gems on today...

It’s time to crown the ultimate Star Baker on The Great British Bake Off, there’s a new face at Holby, and Harper’s under pressure in Industry. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand selected recommendations for what’s on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film, live sport and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • Keep up to date with the latest soap spoiler storylines on TV tonight with our daily soap synopsis 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide 

What’s on TV tonight 

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight… 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Holby City, 7.50pm (times vary), BBC1

TV tonight Holby City

Is Kian about to be found out?

There’s a new face at Holby this week in the shape of mental health nurse Lucky, played by former Doctors star Vineeta Rishi, and it seems acting CEO Max is far from pleased to see her. But what’s their history? Meanwhile, with Jac working day and night to uncover what’s wrong with her old friend Clayton, boyfriend and fellow medic Kian (Ramin Karimloo) enlists the new junior doctors to help come up with a diagnosis. Later, when Clayton reveals he has feelings for her, Jac explains she’s with someone who would never do anything to hurt her, unaware Kian is hiding his secret drug habit. Is Kian about to be caught out? 

★★ VW

The Great British Bake Off, 8pm, C4

T^V tonight The Great British Bake Off

Ta-dah! Welcome to the final

With some unforgettable bakers – Rowan! – standout bakes – Kawaii cakes! – and the vocal talents of Matt Lucas, this year’s contest has been classic. Now, the trio of finalists have only three bakes left before one of them is declared the winner. And Prue and Paul have, as ever, not made it easy as the anxious bakers tackle a custard slice trickier than it looks for the signature, followed by a technical with chocolate and nuts. Then, it’s all down to the truly epic showstopper: dessert towers. There’s no room for mistakes, so who will emerge victorious? 

★★★★★ CC

Industry, 9.15pm, BBC2

TV tonight Industry

There’s no time for chilling, Harper!

Of all the grads at Pierpoint, Harper’s doing the best job so far of impressing her superiors with her abilities – but that ends up working against her this week when she’s given an important project to work on by Daria at the same time as she’s meant to be developing a big pitch idea for Eric. Elsewhere, Yasmin is trying to rebuild her fractured professional relationship with Kenny, Robert comes up with a novel way to win over a client, and Gus pushes the boundaries with Theo… 

★★★★ SP

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Him & Her, seasons one to four, BritBox/BBC iPlayer

TV tonight Him & Her

Sarah Solemani and Russell Tovey star

Russell Tovey, recently seen in ITV’s spooky drama The Sister, appears in lighter vein here as one half of a lazy twenty-something couple (Sarah Solemani plays his partner) who spend their days watching DVDs in his flat, at least until the idea of getting married starts to take hold. At times crude, it is also heart-warming and funny. Joe Wilkinson played Dan, the couple’s eccentric neighbour who lives in the flat upstairs, while Camille Coduri also starred.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Hillbilly Elegy, Netflix

TV tonight Hillbilly Elegy

Glenn Close as JD’s no-nonsense grandmother

Oscar-winner Ron Howard directs this true story based on JD Vance’s 2016 memoir, which recounts his difficult upbringing in the Appalachian region of the US before becoming a successful venture capitalist. It follows JD (Gabriel Basso) as a Yale Law student and ex-Marine from Ohio who’s on the cusp of  anding his dream job until a family crisis drags him back home to his drug-addict mother, Bev (Amy Adams). The film flits between the past and present, revealing how JD was mostly raised by his tough grandmother, ‘Mamaw’ (Glenn Close), and sees JD attempting to face his childhood demons. A searing film exploring trauma, poverty and heartache. 

Live sport

  • Champions League Football: Rennes v Chelsea 5.15pm (k-o 5.55pm), BT Sport 3
  • Champions League Football: Manchester United v Istanbul Basaksehir 7pm (k-o 8pm), BT Sport 2

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

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Happy viewing!

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