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TV tonight: Ant Middleton chats to Rebel Wilson

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier, Ellen E Jones, Jack Seale and Paul Howlett
·3-min read

Ant Middleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking

9pm, Sky One

Following his bromantic journey through Namibia with former One Direction member Liam Payne in 2019, SBS man Middleton continues his chatshow-cum-endurance format with the Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson. The pair touch down in Mexico for some buggy driving and deep-sea diving while taking in the sights. Middleton then puts his interrogation techniques to good use, talking to Wilson about her recent weight loss and her experiences of fame. Ammar Kalia

Pooch Perfect

8pm, BBC One

If your January is the dullest on record, gather your bubble and surrender to the joy of watching dogs having a blowdry. Sheridan Smith provides charm by the bucketload as the professional dog stylists work their magic on more fluffballs, before inviting them to face the judges on The Dogwalk. Hannah Verdier

Saving Lives at Sea

8pm, BBC Two

The windswept, wave-battered heroes of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution don’t lack for courage, but they could do with a little luck, too. In this series finale of the high-stakes documentary, a teenage paddleboarder gets swept out to sea, and a cargo ship begins sinking with its crew still on board. Ellen E Jones

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces

8pm, Channel 4

This Grand Designs for tiny home enthusiasts continues with George Clarke meeting Paul, who is restoring a Victorian circus wagon. He also finds out about a festival bar fashioned from a grain store, and an ingenious pair of disguises: a tree that houses a mini hotel and a giant conker hiding a camping pod. AK

Death in Paradise

9pm, BBC One

This week: an obstreperous professor has been poisoned, but hasn’t consumed any food or drink in which the arsenic could have been placed. DI Parker (Ralf Little) muses on that and learns to cook crab, all while slowly repeating each new clue back to his colleagues. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it. Jack Seale


9pm, Syfy

We are in the year 2199 for the second series of this sci-fi drama, starring Priscilla Quintana as Jax Zhou, who escapes to Earth after her parents are murdered. We open with Zhou and Xander Duvall (Oliver Dench) working for the Earth Confederacy Intelligence Services and hunting down a dangerous fugitive. AK

Film choice

Whisky Galore! (Alexander Mackendrick, 1949) 10pm, BBC Four

This unlikely tale of a cargo ship running aground in the Outer Hebrides, bequeathing its 50,000 cases of whisky to the grateful islanders, is based on a real wartime incident. In Alexander Mackendrick’s hands it becomes a sublime Ealing comedy as the canny folk of Todday run rings round the Home Guard. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Test cricket: Sri Lanka v England 6am, Sky Sports Cricket. The series, postponed from last spring, finally gets going, bubbles permitting.

Snooker: The Masters 1pm, BBC Two. The opening quarter-final at Ally Pally in London.

Premier League football: Arsenal v Crystal Palace 7.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Top-flight clash at the Emirates.