From The Passing Bells to Trollied: What to watch on TV tonight

Intruders, Toast of Britain and Gareth's All-Star choir also come recommended

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The Passing Bells

7pm, BBC1

Showing nightly this week, with each episode covering a year of the First World War, Tony Jordan’s brisk and very straightforward “family drama” follows two young volunteers (Patrick Gibson and Jack Lowden) from exuberance to disillusionment by way of Flanders.


8.30pm, Sky 1

I wonder how Valco’s share price is holding up in the midst of the Tesco supermarket crisis? Miriam Margolyes joins the cast as Colin’s forthright grandmother, while Colin himself (Carl Rice) goes power crazy when he is promoted to management.

Gareth’s All-Star Choir

9pm, BBC1

Gareth Malone forms a choir of celebrities (including Alison Steadman, Craig Revel Horwood, Jo Brand and Mel Giedroyc), with the aim of recording this year’s Children in Need single.


9pm, BBC2

There’s a lot of driving at night in the rain in this week’s episode of BBC America’s body-snatcher drama, as John Simm’s ex-cop continues looking for his wife (Mira Sorvino).

Micky Flanagan’s Detour de France

9pm, Sky1

“It’s not a travelogue,” insists Flanagan. “We’re going on a jolly-up.” The idea is to pedal around France (and a bit of Belgium) with his bricklayer mate Noel. And very jolly it is too, if you like Flanagan.

Toast Of Britain

10.35pm, Channel 4

Steven Toast is recording “mind the gap” announcements for Transport for London when we rejoin Matt Berry’s bombastic actor for a fresh run of this politically incorrect romp.