TV tonight: our highlights for Saturday 3rd October

The Wall is just one of the gems on today...

Danny Dyer’s back with a new series of game show The Wall, it’s the welcome return of Spitting Image, and it’s Musicals Week in the Best of Strictly. 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 
  • 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

Spitting Image, BritBox

TV tonight Spitting Image

Melania and Donald Trump get the puppet treatment

After nearly 25 years off the air, Spitting Image makes its return today – for BritBox subscribers, anyway. As the series is planning topical comedy, there was no preview as we went to press, but original co-creator Roger Law is on board to head up the creative team, so expect the same wry attention to detail in the puppets. Speaking of them, they range from the expected (Boris Johnson and Donald Trump) to the surprising (Tyson Fury and RuPaul) – and the trailer suggests the jokes will be the established mixture of witty and crude… 

★★ SP

The Wall, 9.15pm, BBC1

TV tonight The Wall

Danny Dyer wants to give sisters Nichola and Paula loadsa readies

EastEnders favourite Danny Dyer is back with a second series of The Wall, the super-intense game of risk and reward, where players must answer questions and drop balls down a giant wall into money slots for the chance to win a life-changing cash prize. In this week’s first show, sisters Nichola and Paula from County Antrim face some big decisions as they attempt to win cash for their family’s future. ★★★★ VW

★★★★★  HD

Strictly: The Best of Musicals, 8.10pm, BBC1

TV tonight Strictly: The Best of Musicals

An unrecognisable Craig Revel Horwood as Dolly

Musical Week is always packed full of drama, especially as it’s also quarter final night! Remember Faye Tozer’s Lonely Goat herder from The Sound of Music, Davood Ghadami as the Phantom of the Opera and Judge Rinder’s disastrous Jersey Boys’ samba? Tonight’s special is packed with some iconic group dances from the professionals, too, with routines from West End shows Cats, Dreamgirls and Sweet Charity. And  as an extra special treat we also get another chance to see Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood strut his stuff as Dolly Levi from the classic musical Hello, Dolly! 

★★★★★  HD

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Schitt’s Creek, seasons one to six, Netflix

TV tonight Schitt's Creek

Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara star

This infectiously funny comedy series swept the board at the Emmys recently, winning nine awards, including all four acting categories for its stars Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy. It centres on the formerly wealthy Rose family, who are forced to relocate to Schitt’s Creek, a town they once purchased as a joke. Now living in a motel, they have to try to get to grips with life without money and learn how to live together as a family.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

12 Years a Slave, 9pm, C4

TV tonight 12 Years A Slave

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars

Sir Steve McQueen, who created and directed the upcoming BBC drama Small Axe, directed this Oscar-winning 2014 movie starring Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Live sport

  • Challenge Cup Rugby League: Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors 2pm (k-o 2.30pm), BBC1
  • Challenge Cup Rugby League: Salford Red Devils v Warrington Wolves 4.30pm (k-o 5pm), BBC2
  • T20 Blast Cricket from 10.30am, Sky Sports Cricket/NOW TV

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don’t miss The Wall on TV tonight – hard man Danny Dyer is giving money away!

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide. 

Happy viewing!

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