TV tonight: Ant and Dec are back in charge of Saturday night

The duo return with a new series of their chaotic Saturday Night Takeaway. Plus: Welsh thriller Hidden continues. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

7pm, ITV

This Saturday night staple was plunged into doubt and controversy when Dec was forced to present the majority of the 2018 series alone after Ant was involved in a car accident. Subsequently, the series was scrapped for 2019. It is a welcome return for the duo now as they begin a new three-year contract with ITV. Personal issues aside, it is hard not to be captivated by the relentless enthusiasm of the pair and their surprise stars. Singer Camila Cabello is the series’ first celeb announcer. Ammar Kalia

The Windsors: Secrets of the Royal Tours

7pm, Channel 4

Moving on to the cold war paranoia of the 1970s and 80s, this regal documentary series charts the Queen’s first visit to a Communist country – Yugoslavia in 1972 – as well as her Silver Jubilee tour to Australia, where pressure was mounting for the country to form a republic. AK

Great American Railroad Journeys

8pm, BBC Two

Michael Portillo appears to live on trains these days. The traveloguing Tory is traversing North America on the Rocky Mountaineer and tonight he learns about the Canadian Pacific line, not least the hideous conditions endured by the immigrant labourers who built it. Phil Harrison


9pm, BBC Four

Welsh noir ... Hidden.
Welsh noir ... Hidden. Photograph: Warren Orchard/BBC/Severn Screen

Following the murder of ex-teacher Geraint Ellis, DCI Cadi John realises there may be more than one killer at large, as the new series of the Welsh thriller continues. Meanwhile, a guilty Connor confides in Mia, who tells him the old man had it coming, and hatches a plan to keep Cadi off their backs. Ali Catterall


9.10pm, BBC One

There’s more bad news in store for the Casualty cast this week as Violette tries to get clean in rehab and prepares for the long fight with Ruby for custody of baby Harmony. Meanwhile, Faith is struggling to cope with Julian’s cancer diagnosis and considers turning to a support group for much-needed help. AK


10.30pm, BBC Two

Season three of the 1980s drama about LA crack-slinging continues with another double bill as stylishly shot as it is hard-hitting. When soon-to-be student Mel goes missing, self-assured young dealer Franklin (Damson Idris) is drafted in to help find his old crush, which leads him down some dark paths. Graeme Virtue

Film choice

Utterly convincing ... American Woman.
Utterly convincing ... American Woman. Photograph: Signature

American Woman, 11.45am, 8pm, Sky Cinema Premiere

Sienna Miller is utterly convincing as Deb, a single mum and grandmother whose life as a supermarket worker in a small Pennsylvania town is turned upside down when her daughter (Sky Ferreira) disappears. Jake Scott (son of Ridley) directs this powerful, sensitive drama. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Six Nations Rugby Union: Italy v Scotland 1.25pm, ITV. From the Stadio Olimpico, Rome.

Six Nations Rugby Union: Wales v France 4pm, BBC One. The high-flying French visit the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Boxing: Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury 12midnight, BT Sport Box Office. The WBC heavyweight world title rematch.


Ammar Kalia, Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett

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