What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Friday 11th May

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 11th May

The Bridge, 9pm, BBC2

After the fist-pumping closing scene of The Bridge’s third series, viewers might be surprised at the pickle our heroine Saga (Sofia Helin) is in as we rejoin her tonight. As the drama moves from BBC4 to BBC2 for its final, eight-part series, things kick off with yet another creatively horrible murder. The head of the Danish Immigration Board has been found buried up to her neck and stoned to death under the Denmark-Sweden bridge, and Saga’s partner Henrik (Thure Lindhardt) has joined forces with the un-PC Jonas (The Killing’s Mikael Birkkjær) to investigate. But why isn’t Saga there too? A thrilling opener with one hell of a cliffhanger ending. Rating: *****

Episodes, 10pm, BBC2

When Episodes first aired seven years ago, the idea – two Brit writers trying to revive the career of Friends star Matt LeBlanc – seemed like it might be good for a few in-jokes and perhaps nothing more. After seven consistently funny series, it’s clear nothing could be further from the truth. It bows out on a high tonight, with Beverly and Sean confronting Matt after he rejects the show he bullied them into writing. Rating: ****

The One Show: NHS Patients Awards Special, 7pm, BBC1

To mark the NHS turning 70, this one-hour special features the first-ever NHS Patients Awards, with health workers from across the board celebrated for the remarkable job that they do. One Show viewers have voted in categories including Unsung Hero and Midwifery – and an expert panel has sifted through the 2,500 nominations. Matt Baker and Alex Jones present, with Patients Association vice president Angela Rippon. Rating: ****

More previews tomorrow.

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