The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Thursday 18 March

Amy Johnson
·3-min read
The top TV picks for Thursday 18 March.
The top TV picks for Thursday 18 March.

Ahead of Red Nose Day tomorrow, tonight's TV schedule has a few programmes to mark the occasion as Rob Brydon looks back on the best bits from previous years. 

Billy Monger also undergoes a testing physical and mental challenge as he raises money for the cause via a journey across the UK.

Elsewhere, the second series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK finds its winning queen while Coleen Nolan tells-all to Piers Morgan on Life Stories

RuPaul's Drag Race UK - 7pm - BBC iPlayer

RuPaul's Drag Race UK finalists Tayce, Ellie Diamond, Bimini Bon Boulash, Lawrence Chaney. (BBC/World of Wonder/Guy Levy)
RuPaul's Drag Race UK finalists Tayce, Ellie Diamond, Bimini Bon Boulash, Lawrence Chaney. (BBC/World of Wonder/Guy Levy)

The winner for RuPaul's Drag Race UK will be crowned tonight after putting the contestants through 10 exciting weeks of testing challenges. 

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Bimini Bon Boulash, Ellie Diamond, Tayce and Lawrence Chaney remain are the four queens in contention but first they must complete one final trial. 

Viewers can expect an 'all-singing, all-dancing fight for the crown' as the contest comes to a close. 

Billy Monger's Big Red Nose Day Challenge - 9pm - BBC One

Billy Monger's Comic Relief Challenge. (BBC/TwoFour/Jordan Mansfield/Comic Relief)
Billy Monger's Comic Relief Challenge. (BBC/TwoFour/Jordan Mansfield/Comic Relief)

Young racer driver Billy Monger, aka Billy Whizz, is tasking on the gruelling challenge of walking, kayaking and cycling 140 miles across England to raise money for Red Nose Day. 

It comes four years after Monger had both legs amputated after a racing accident. 

Each stage of the journey takes places in a different part of the country where he is joined by a host of celebrity supporters.

Piers Morgan's Life Stories - 9pm - ITV

Coleen Nolan appears opposite Pier Morgan on Life Stories. (ITV)
Coleen Nolan appears opposite Pier Morgan on Life Stories. (ITV)

The final episode in the series finishes with Coleen Nolan sitting down to chat with Piers Morgan. 

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The Loose Women star opens up on her experiences as a young singer in The Nolans, including an uncomfortable proposition from Jimmy Savile.

She also discusses her love life and the impact cancer has had on her family following the death of sister Bernie and sisters Anne and Linda battling it multiple times. 

Taskmaster - 9pm - Channel 4

Taskmaster returns tonight for its 11th series with competing stars Charlotte Ritchie, Jamali Maddix, Lee Mack, Mike Wozniak and Sarah Kendall.

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Greg Davies is back to set the tasks, involving the perils of airport society, fashion for insects and the creative use of cling film. 

Alex Horne will also be back to lend the contenders some moral support. 

Rob Brydon's Now That's What I Call Comic Relief - 10pm - BBC Two

The Comic Relief 2021 Night of TV hosts. Paddy McGuinness, Alesha Dixon, Sir Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, David Tennant. (BBC/Comic Relief/Claire Harrison/Nicky Johnston)
The Comic Relief 2021 Night of TV hosts. Paddy McGuinness, Alesha Dixon, Sir Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, David Tennant. (BBC/Comic Relief/Claire Harrison/Nicky Johnston)

Rob Brydon takes a look back at some of Comic Relief's most stand-out moments across the years ahead of Red Nose Day tomorrow. 

The Gavin and Stacey star reflects on the 'funniest, sweetest and silliest' of the musical sketches and performances from yesteryear. 

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