TONIGHT’S TV GUIDE: January 13th 2017

Pick of the Day

Tina and Bobby, ITV, 9pm

The new biopic charting the life of footballing legend Bobby Moore and his relationship with childhood sweetheart Tina Dean begins on ITV. The three-part series details their rise to stardom.

In this first episode, the pair get married and are forced into the public eye when Bobby is named England captain at the age of just 23. The programme also portrays the struggle when Bobby is diagnosed with cancer and faces a battle to play in the 1966 World Cup.

Michelle Keegan and Lorne MacFadyen star as Tina and Bobby.

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Lorne MacFadyen and Michelle Keegan as Tina and Bobby. Credit: ITV

Comedy Aplenty

 Room 101, BBC One, 8.30pm

Frank Skinner returns to present the new series of the highly entertaining panel show. The programme asks three celebrities to moan about several things, people and objects that annoy them in everyday life and Skinner decides which of them will be banished into Room 101.

Battling it out tonight are comedy star Catherine Tate, former X-Factor hopeful and now TV host Rylan Clark, and acting veteran Nigel Havers.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn features as one of the gripes!

 

Not Going Out, BBC One, 9pm

Hot on the heels of Room 101 comes the return of another comedy show, as a new series of Lee Mack’s Not Going Out starts on BBC One.

The eighth series of this hilarious sitcom sees Lee and on-screen wife Lucy (Sally Bretton) face their daily struggle after seven years of marriage. Their twin siblings Benji and Molly are now five, and the couple clash over the best way to keep romance in their relationship.

Bobby Ball returns as Lee’s father Frank, while Hugh Dennis reprises the role of long-suffering husband Toby, whose wife Anna (Abigail Cruttenden) continues to prove a misery.

 

8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Channel 4, 9pm

Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy version of the long-running words and numbers show. Regular team captain Sean Lock is joined by Stephen Mangan while guest-captain Noel Fielding plays alongside Fay Ripley.

As ever, Rachel Riley takes care of the numbers while Susie Dent is joined in dictionary corner by the fantastically off-the-wall music act, The Brett Domino Trio.

 

The Sporty Choice

 Live EFL, Sky Sports 1, 7pm

Two of the biggest and most in-form teams in the Championship square off at Elland Road as promotion hopefuls Leeds and Derby clash.

Leeds are unbeaten in five, winning four of them, and sit inside the Play-Off places. Derby meanwhile lost their last match, having been unbeaten in their previous 10 matches.

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