TV tonight: the return of pop-rockers McFly

The boyband are back with a new album and documentary examining their time away from the spotlight. Plus: the story of David Crosby. Here’s what to watch this evening

McFly: All About Us

6.40pm, ITV

A decade since their last album release and with 10 million record sales under their belts, early 2000s tween rockers McFly have now found themselves in the middle of a comeback during a global pandemic. This one-off documentary aims to sate their fans hoping to see them on tour, featuring interviews with the band, who go into detail about the reason for their split, their ensuing group therapy sessions and road back to the studio, as well as showing footage from an intimate gig at London’s Union Chapel. Ammar Kalia

Surviving the Stone Age

7pm, Channel 4

Stone Age life wasn’t a barrel of laughs most of the time. That much is clear as this survival challenge continues. Tonight, the group faces a dilemma: they can’t catch enough fish so should they move to better hunting grounds? The decision isn’t a no-brainer – they’d have to navigate several dangerous peaks to get there. Phil Harrison

Strictly Come Dancing

7.15pm, BBC One

Katya Jones and Nicola Adams ... Strictly Come Dancing.
Katya Jones and Nicola Adams ... Strictly Come Dancing. Photograph: Guy Levy/BBC/PA

After the annual irritation that is Movie Week, telly’s joy juggernaut keeps the nation’s spirits up once again. Two couples have gone and the others are ready to utter those immortal words: “We just want to make it to Blackpool.” With high scores already in the bag, the competition is looking strong. Hannah Verdier

Britain’s Most Historic Towns

8pm, Channel 4

Professor Alice Roberts heads to London in the latest instalment of her historical tour. She begins by finding out how modern science was implemented by members of the Royal Society before heading to the Wellcome Trust and noticing the similarities between the 17th Century plague and our current pandemic. AK

Carpathian Predators

8pm, Sky Documentaries

From wolves to lynxes, the Carpathian mountains in central and eastern Europe are home to an array of impressive creatures you wouldn’t want to encounter on a dark night. Enjoy their exploits from a safe distance with this two-parter, kicking off with the travails of assorted cubs and kittens. Hannah J Davies

David Crosby: Remember My Name

9pm, Sky Arts

Following the 2016 dissolution of Crosby, Stills and Nash, this doc charts the founding member and singer-songwriter’s ensuing career at the ripe age of 77. Recruiting a group of younger musicians, Crosby records two new albums, as well as reminiscing on the industry in the 60s. AK

Film choice

Journey’s End.
Journey’s End. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Journey’s End, 9pm, BBC Two

RC Sherriff’s classic first world war play gets an affecting screening, adapted by Simon Reade and directed by Saul Dibb. It’s a tale of innocence and experience in the hell of the trenches, Asa Butterfield’s young officer, Raleigh, finding his older school chum Captain Stanhope has become an embittered, alcoholic veteran. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Women’s Super League Football: Manchester United Women v Manchester City Women, 12noon, BT Sport 1. Manchester derby from from Leigh Sports Village.

Rugby Union: France v England, 1pm, BBC Two. Women’s autumn international.

Boxing: Katie Taylor v Miriam Gutierrez, 10pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Lightweight title bout.


Ammar Kalia, Phil Harrison, Hannah Verdier, Hannah J Davies and Paul Howlett

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