TV Tonight: our highlights of Friday August 5, 2022
On TV tonight, the long-awaited new drama The sand man arrives on Netflix with a dream cast including Tom Sturridge, Jenna Coleman, Gwendoline Christie and Joely Richardson. Also, sandit continues on ITV, Sky Arts/NOW devotes its evening program to Fleetwood Mac, including Stevie Nicks: Rock a little and Channel 5 remembers one of the great comedians of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em: A Comedy Classic – all together now… “Ooh Betty.” Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight.
- Our hand-picked recommendations for what’s on tv tonight includes four TV shows, a movie, live sports and the latest must-watch trending box set
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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 sand mannetflix
Neil Gaiman fans dreamed of seeing The sand man on screen for over three decades and their wish will finally be granted when an adaptation of the sprawling DC comic book series hits Netflix today. The 10-part drama tells the story of Morpheus – aka Dream – who rules a land called The Dreaming, a fantasy world that awaits us all when we close our eyes and sleep. Tom Sturridge is otherworldly in the lead role and is backed by a scintillating cast of British stars, including Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Charles Dance.
sanditseason 29 p.m., ITV
The annual Summer Solstice Fair is approaching and Tom Parker (Kris Marshall) is determined to make it the best ever, but he finds himself in crisis mode when he looks at the elephant at the last minute. he booked as a star attraction. Colonel Lennox (Tom Weston-Jones) comes to the rescue with a crowd-pleasing replacement, but his trail of unpaid bills begins to sow discord. Meanwhile, Charlotte (Rose Williams) grows closer to her employer Mr Colbourne (Ben Lloyd-Hughes), and the fearsome Lady Denham (Anne Reid) sets out to uncover the truth behind Clara’s (Lily Sacofsky) scandal…
Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em: A Comedy Classic9 p.m., Channel 5
With audience figures of 25 million, Some mothers… (available to stream on BritBox) was a huge hit in the 1970s – comedians of the era only had to put on a beret and say “Ooh, Betty” in a slender voice to get big bursts of laugh. Channel 5 pays tribute to the much-loved BBC One sitcom starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice.
Fleetwood Mac Nightfrom 7 p.m., Sky Arts/NOW
Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors, released in 1977, is not only one of the best-selling albums of all time but it’s also – 45 years later – one of the best-selling albums of 2022. Go figure. A Classic albums dedicated to him begins tonight’s lineup, which also includes Stevie Nicks: Rock a little (8:15 p.m.) and from 2004, Fleetwood Mac: living in Boston (9:30 p.m.).
Best box set to watch on TV tonight
Under the banner of heavenDisney+
normal peopleDaisy Edgar-Jones stars as Brenda Wright Lafferty, a 24-year-old woman found murdered in her Utah home in 1984, along with her infant daughter, Erica, in this true-crime drama. Devout Mormon detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) initially suspects Brenda’s husband, Allen (The snake‘s Billy Howle) of the crime, but suffers a crisis of faith when he learns that a fundamentalist religious sect may have played a role. With a carefully balanced portrayal of belief in many forms and uniformly excellent performances, this engrossing miniseries doesn’t shy away from big questions about the power of faith.
Best movie to watch on TV tonight
Thirteen LivesFirst video
Buckle up for director Ron Howard’s action-packed drama telling the remarkable true story of how 12 boys and their football coach were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand in 2018 after being trapped for 18 days. The film stars Colin Farrell, Viggo Mortensen, Joel Edgerton and Tom Bateman as some of the heroic real-life cave rescuers as they battle dangerously narrow passages, deadly currents and limited oxygen. There are plenty of breathtaking underwater cave scenes and extraordinary human feats, as the divers put everything, including their own lives, on the line to save all 13 lives against all odds.
- Commonwealth Games 2022from 9.15am, BBC One/Two/Three/iPlayer/Red Button
- Premier League, Crystal Palace v Arsenal6:30 p.m. (ko 8 p.m.), Sky Sports Main Event/NOW
Soaps on TV tonight
If you only watch one thing on TV tonight…
Don’t miss The sand man on TV tonight – don’t close your eyes for this exciting new 10-episode series.
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Good viewing !