On TV tonight, it’s the final round of auditions for Britain’s Got Talent on ITV, Paige gets cold feet in casualty on BBC One, while it’s the end of addictive quiz show The 1% Club on ITV. Channel 5 reveals what really went on being the scenes in Are You Being Served?: Secrets and Scandalswhile C4 looks back at the Secrets of the Queen’s Coronation. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight.
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What’s on TV tonight
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Best TV shows on TV tonight
Britain’s Got Talent8pm, ITV
the BGT auditions have, once again, given us all manner of weird, wonderful and seriously talented acts. Now it’s the final one, and time for judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams to put their heads together to decide which 40 performers will join the five Golden Buzzer acts – singer Loren Allred, comedian Axel Blake, children’s dance troupe Born to Perform, magician Keiichi Iwasaki and rap duo Flintz & T4ylor – in this week’s live semi-finals. Catch them every weeknight on ITV from Monday at 8pm before next week’s grand finale.
casualty8.50pm, BBC One
Paige (Shalisha James-Davis) discovers that trying to keep her budding romance with Rash (Neet Mohan) quiet is an impossible task – gossipy Marty is spreading the news around Holby’s ED quicker than butter on a hot crumpet. Worried about her fledgling career, the junior doctor calls the whole thing off, leaving lovely Rash crushed. Marty, we want a word! Elsewhere, there’s a twist in Ollie’s bullying storyline. He turns up at the hospital desperate to talk to his dad, as his sinister pal Rob inundates him with texts. Color us intrigued, casualty – just exactly where is this going?
The 1% Club9.05pm, ITV
The quiz show featuring questions relating to logic rather than general knowledge began has grown in popularity since it last month and has already been commissioned for a second series. If you’ve been watching it, you’ll know that it becomes quite compelling as the questions gradually get more difficult, with the tension in the studio (up to £100,000 is up for grabs) eased by host Lee Mack’s off-the- cuff quips. If you haven’t yet seen it, catch this series’ final episode tonight and test yourself against the rest of the nation!
Are You Being Served?: Secrets and Scandals9pm, Channel 5
The familiar cry of John Inman’s Mr Humphries calling, “I’m free!” epitomizes this popular sitcom, which ran from 1972 to 1985. Here, this behind-the-scenes treatment includes the revelation of memos from the BBC calling for the show to be “twice as funny and half as smutty.” Among the contributors is Mollie Sugden’s son Robin Moore, who describes the awkwardness at home as they pretended not to understand Mrs Slocombe’s double entendres.
Secrets of the Queen’s Coronation9pm, C4
With celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee beginning, this documentary goes behind the scenes at her Coronation in 1953. It includes some rarely seen color footage of the day, plus contributions from those taking part, royal historians and former staff of Buckingham Palace.
Best box set to watch on TV tonight
strange thingyes season 4 (part 1), Netflix
The much-loved series makes the shift from the nostalgic 1980s supernatural smash to full-blown horror as it returns for its much-anticipated fourth episode series (part one’s eights are available from Friday, May 27; part two from July 1). Three years in the making, the penultimate chapter begins with a now powerless Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) in California with the Byers clan, while her pals return home head to high school in Hawkins. The show’s creators have promised lots of answers, as we delve deeper into the parallel world of the Upside Down, and there’s also a terrifying new monster on the prowl, played by Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Robert Englund.
Best film to watch on TV today
Hidden Figures6.30pm, Film4
This engaging biopic of three African-American women who made significant contributions to NASA is set 60 years ago, but presumably they’d have something to say about the recent claim that girls don’t like ‘hard maths’. Katherine Johnson (Taraji P Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) were among NASA’s number-crunching ‘human computers’. They’ve since been recognized for their work, but at the time faced racism and sexism.
- UEFA Champions League, Liverpool v Real Madrid6pm (k or 8pm), BT Sport 1
If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…
don’t miss Britain’s Got Talent on TV tonight – it’s the last round of auditions before next week’s live semi-finals.
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