TONIGHT’S TV GUIDE: January 5th 2017

Pick of the Night 

Death in Paradise, BBC One, 9pm

The hit BBC crime drama returns for a sixth series on the sun-soaked fictional island of Saint Marie. Originally starring Ben Miller in the lead role as an English detective relocated to the Caribbean, the show has undergone a whole host of cast changes but has remained popular with TV viewers.

Kris Marshall is now the main man, as DI Humphrey Goodman, while Josephine Jobert returns as Florence and Danny John-Jules reprises the ever-present character of Dwayne. It’s a classic whodunit, with lashings of comedy and a flavour of Caribbean sunshine and culture.

In tonight’s episode, a scientist studying a volcano is found dead halfway up the mountain, leading Humphrey to suspect one of his colleagues of the murder. The detective is also eagerly awaiting the return to the island of his love interest Martha, played by Not Going Out star Sally Bretton, who makes her return to the show tonight.

Death in Paradise
Humphrey (KRIS MARSHALL) – (C) Red Planet Pictures – Photographer: Denis Guyenon


Best of the Rest

Spies, Channel 4, 9pm

In this new series, inspired by ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’, members of the public are put to the test to see if they have what it takes to be a secret service agent.

The 15 candidates, who will be whittled down over the four episodes, are challenged by a trio of former spies and intelligence officers.

This first instalment sees the candidates tasked with trailing a suspect down a packed street without being detected, as well as going undercover at a public event. It remains to be seen whether any of the 15 are budding 007’s.


Worth a Glance

The Great Interior Design Challenge, BBC Two, 8pm

The final heat of this show that challenges amateur interior designers sees the hopefuls tasked with transforming a series of rooms in Holly Village, a group of Grade II-listed properties in North London.

Judges Kelly Hoppen and Daniel Hopwood cast their eye over the work.


Bargain-Loving Brits in the Sun, Channel 5, 8pm

A new series of the show that follows the exploits of British people living in Benidorm. Tonight’s highlights include a recovering drug addict who is working as a fitness instructor try to solve his financial concerns with a street party.


The Classic Time-Filler

A Question of Sport, BBC One, 7.30pm

Got a spare half-hour in your viewing schedule? Sue Barker hosts A Question of Sport on BBC, now into it’s 46th season, with Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell as the team captains.

On this show are Team GB Taekwondo silver-medallist Lutalo Muhammad, Olympic Hockey champion Alex Danson, former England cricketer James Taylor and ex-West Ham striker Dean Ashton.


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