TV tonight: our highlights for Monday 23rd November

Hospital is just one of the gems on today...

This week’s Hospital follows transplant patients, Nigella shows us more recipes to Cook, Eat, Repeat, and it’s the start of Jonathan’s trial in The Undoing. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss 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 
  • Keep up to date with the latest soap spoiler storylines on TV tonight with our daily soap synopsis 
  • 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

Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat, 8pm, BBC2

TV tonight NIgella's Cook, Eat, Repeat

Nigella shares more favourite recipes

None of your Jamie ‘bish bash bosh’ here, Nigella’s all about gently ‘tumbling’ or ‘nestling’ ingredients into a pot. And once you’re in that mindset, she’s sharing recipes for a versatile dish of roast vegetables, cumin and fennel seeds with spiced bulgar wheat, and a chocolate and peanut butter layered cake. 

★★★★ JP

Hospital, 9pm, BBC2

Tonight’s episode highlights the hugely complicated issues the NHS is battling as it focuses on transplant services at London’s Royal Free Hospitals. Kidney transplants were halted during the first wave of the pandemic but four months later they are reinstated with Khalid, 68, one of the many who desperately needs the life-saving surgery. But it’s not just COVID-19 that is making life more complicated – a Greek patient needing a liver transplant also highlights how a no-deal Brexit could seriously affect NHS finances and the lives of those needing its expertise. 

★★★★ JL

The Undoing, 9pm, Sky Atlantic/NOW TV

TV tonight The Undoing

Haley’s playing hardball

Attorney Haley (Noma Dumezweni) is ruthless in her quest to acquit Jonathan (Hugh Grant) in the penultimate episode of this twisty thriller. Spying on jurors and coaching clients are mere warm-ups. By the end of the first day’s hearing, Haley’s tied so many people up in knots, she should get a boy-scout badge. Meanwhile, Henry feels the strain of the world judging his entire existence while his dad’s in the dock for murdering his mistress. As if being a teenager isn’t tough enough. And Grace is shocked by a confession close to home… 

★★★ ER

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Him & Her, seasons one to four, BritBox/BBC iPlayer

TV tonight Him & Her

Sarah Solemani and Russell Tovey star

Russell Tovey, recently seen in ITV’s spooky drama The Sister, appears in lighter vein here as one half of a lazy twenty-something couple (Sarah Solemani plays his partner) who spend their days watching DVDs in his flat, at least until the idea of getting married starts to take hold. At times crude, it is also heart-warming and funny. Joe Wilkinson played Dan, the couple’s eccentric neighbour who lives in the flat upstairs, while Camille Coduri also starred.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

One Day, Netflix

TV tonight One Day

Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess star

If you enjoyed the BBC1 adaptation of David Nicholls’ Us, the screen version of his smash-hit novel One Day is available to watch on Netflix. It begins on St Swithin’s Day, 15 July, in 1988, with the meeting at university of working-class Northerner Emma and posh Southerner Dexter, then revisits the pair on the same day each year as they lurch through adulthood. Hollywood star Anne Hathaway is wonderful as Yorkshire lass Emma, playing her as a caustic, unconfident girl who blossoms into a beauty, while Jim Sturgess captures Dexter’s early sense of entitlement and his later rueful humility. Deftly adapted for the screen by Nicholls himself, this is funny, romantic and deeply moving. 

Live sport

  • Grand Slam of Darts 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event/NOW TV

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don’t miss Hospital on TV tonight – more amazing work in the NHS at this critical time

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

Happy viewing!

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