TV tonight: our highlights for Sunday 6th September

Strike: Lethal White is just one of the gems on today...

There’s a breakthrough for Robin and Cormoran in Lethal White, Joe Wicks is one of the star players in Soccer Aid 2020, and Louis Theroux looks back at his career in Life on the Edge. Here’s what you shouldn’t be missing 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

Soccer Aid for Unicef 2020, 6.30pm, ITV

TV tonight Soccer Aid

Joe Wicks has soccer skills too

Jason Manford, Olly Murs and Joe Wicks are just a few of the celebrities taking to the field with legendary footballers as Soccer Aid for Unicef returns tonight. The match was postponed this spring, but now a host of famous faces finally line up alongside former pros like Kelly Smith, Patrice Evra and David James. The game is being played behind closed doors at Old Trafford as England and a Soccer Aid World XI FC ‘Play for Generation Covid’, to help  stop the spread of the virus. 

★★★ SMA

Strike: Lethal White, 9pm, BBC1

TV tonight Strike: Lethal White

It’s a complex case for Strike and Robin

If we were Strike and Robin, we’d be wishing we’d never taken on the case of blackmailed government minister Jasper Chiswell! As matters become even more complex following a death at the end of the previous episode, the sleuths have to talk again to the deceased’s unpleasant family. Robin also goes undercover once more – this time rather brilliantly as a goth! – to learn more about political activist Jimmy Knight, but danger beckons… As if that wasn’t enough, Robin and Strike’s complicated personal lives grow even more troubled. 

★★★★ CC

Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge, 9pm, BBC2

TV tonight Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge

Louis has been going through his files…

As well as hosting his new podcast Grounded, Louis has kept himself busy during lockdown by looking back over his TV career for this four-part retrospective. In an episode themed around belief, he starts with his early work for Michael Moore’s TV Nation, which led to his first series, Wild Weekends, where he brought his befuddled curiosity to investigations of extremists such as the Ku Klux Klan, survivalists, UFO hunters, and Nazis. While Louis tries to offer an inside view of other people’s – often strange – lives, here he opens up his own home to the camera, so we can enjoy that popular lockdown pastime of checking out celebrities’ houses!  

★★★★ IM

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

The Fall, seasons 1-3, Netflix

TV tonight The Fall

Jamie Dornan stars

Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey) is superb as charming family man Paul Spector, who hides a nasty secret – he is behind a string  of meticulously planned murders  of young professional women in the city of Belfast. The X-Files’ Gillian Anderson is equally impressive as cool-headed Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, who’s determined to track down the serial killer in this tense, compelling thriller.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 4.40pm, Film4

TV tonight The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller stars

Danny Kaye’s 1947 original is much loved, but this 2013 re-imagining, with Ben Stiller in the key (and Kaye) role, gives it a run for its money. Stiller is the goofy idealist whose fantasies lead him into increasingly wild adventures, not quite enough of them – for his liking – including attractive co-worker Cheryl (Kristen Wiig). An ideal feel-good movie. 

Live sport

  • UEFA Nations League: Wales v Bulgaria 1.30pm (k-o 2pm), S4C (highlights, 4pm, Sky Sports Football)
  • UEFA Nations League: Republic of Ireland v Finland 4.30pm (k-o 5pm), Sky Sports Football
  • See Today’s football on TV for all the footy matches on
  • Italian Grand Prix 2.05pm (start-time 2.10pm), Sky Sports F1 (highlights, 6.30pm, C4)

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don’t miss Strike: Lethal White on TV tonight – if only to see Robin as a goth!

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

Happy viewing!

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