TV tonight: Our highlights for Friday, August 25

 Diane (Rosie Cavaliero), Martin Parker (Conleth Hill) and Kath (Sian Gibson).
Diane (Rosie Cavaliero), Martin Parker (Conleth Hill) and Kath (Sian Gibson).

On TV tonight, The Power of Parker continues, it's the last outing for Susan Calman's Summer By The Sea, and there's more drama in The Reunion. Here's what you shouldn't miss on TV Tonight.

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What's on TV tonight

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight...

Best TV shows on TV tonight

The Power of Parker, 9:30 pm, BBC One

One of the joys of this series is the sense that everyone involved clearly had fun making it – perhaps none more so than Rosie Cavaliero, who tonight steals the show, as Diane and Martin (Conleth Hill) attend a Rotary Club dinner and Diane has a bit too much to drink. Meanwhile, Kath (Sian Gibson) attempts an audacious heist at Parker’s Electricals.

★★★★ SP

Susan Calman's Summer By The Sea, 8 pm, Channel 5

Susan Calman meets Nina Wadia at Clacton pier.
Susan Calman meets Nina Wadia at Clacton pier.

You don’t want to be watching this hungry as Susan’s final summertime stay involves lots of tuck: fish and chips from the world’s largest chippy; cider from the ‘smallest pub on the planet’; doughnuts and ice cream on the promenade; and, curiously, Melba toast – the signature snack of Cleethorpes’ 1920s Kingsway Hotel, where Susan’s checked in.

The Lincolnshire seaside town boasts a huge golden beach, a light railway, kite fliers, Morris dancers and a lake, where Susan joins Les Dennis for some model boating. Grimsby is also on her itinerary and, while there, she reveals a little secret from her Strictly days with Kevin Clifton…

★★★ MC

The Reunion, 9 pm, ITV1

The Reunion on ITVX sees Ioan Gruffudd as novelist Thomas Degalais.
The Reunion on ITVX sees Ioan Gruffudd as novelist Thomas Degalais.

With the net closing in on Thomas (Ioan Gruffudd) and Maxime (Grégory Fitoussi), there’s yet another twist in store when Thomas makes the shocking discovery that his mother Annabelle (Dervla Kirwan) has been having a decades-long affair with Francis (Cosimo Fusco), which has major repercussions for both Thomas and Maxime.

But there’s no time for Thomas to process the shock, because Francis is being held hostage and Maxime is on a dangerous mission to find him before
it’s too late…

★★★ HD

Best box set on TV tonight

Harlan Coben's Shelter, Prime Video

Episode 2 of Harlan Coben's Shelter
Episode 2 of Harlan Coben's Shelter

In Shelter, Mickey Bolitar survives the car crash that kills his father and puts his mother in hospital. While she recovers from her injuries in rehab, he goes to live with his estranged Aunt Shira (Entourage’s Constance Zimmer) in the quiet suburban town of Kasselton, New Jersey.

Struggling with his grief and trying to fit into his new surroundings,  Mickey immediately forms a connection with another new student Ashley Kent (Samantha Bugliaro).  But when she disappears before their first date, he is determined to find out what’s happened to her.


Best film on TV tonight

Cinderella, Disney+

A still from Cinderella featuring the iconic dress
A still from Cinderella featuring the iconic dress

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! Disney’s much-loved 1950 animation Cinderella gets a magical makeover in a stunning new restoration that promises to bring the classic film back to its original grandeur and look and sound better than ever. Thanks to a multi-year collaboration between restoration artists, animators and technical experts, the tale of Cinderella, her wicked stepmother and wish-granting Fairy Godmother will be available to stream in 4K for the first time.

The re-release is part of the ongoing Disney100 celebrations, which mark the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company, and coincides with World Princess Week.

★★★★★ RM


Live Sport

  • Premier League: Chelsea v Luton Town (Kick-off 8 pm), Sky Sports Main Event

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss The Power of Parker on TV tonight.

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Happy viewing!