TV tonight: the hips don't lie in Flirty Dancing

Hannah J Davies, Ellen E Jones, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett
The cheesy but heart-warming dating and dancing show returns. Plus: Unreported World on the post-hurricane Bahamas. Here’s what to watch this evening. Flirty Dancing 8pm, Channel 4 It may be cheesy and occasionally bizarre, but it is also impossible to watch this without cracking a smile. The second series of the dancing and dating show begins with a charmingly diffident pair from Darwen in Lancashire who have never met, despite living five minutes apart. They have more or less given up on their hometown as a source of potential romance, so watching them click is undeniably sweet – it turns out that hips really don’t lie. Ashley Banjo is the fleet-footed Cupid making the magic happen. Phil Harrison Unreported World 7.30pm, Channel 4 The indefatigable foreign affairs strand reaches its 38th series, making it almost as resolute a Friday staple as Have I Got News for You. It is as righteously stern as ever, exploring Hurricane Dorian’s rampage through the Bahamas. Seyi Rhodes finds that the aftermath has proved even bleaker than the event itself. PH Trust Morecambe & Wise 8pm, Gold The legend of Eric and Ernie is still potent. Fronted by Lenny Henry, this series combines guests and clips to explore different aspects of their comedy. Tonight, Glenda Jackson recalls the mixture of hilarity and intense professionalism that was a feature of working with the duo. Sunshine is brought. PH Caravanning With Shane Richie 9pm, Channel 5 The passable, consciously Partridge-titled doc series concludes with the former EastEnders actor and panto king taking a trip to the Isle of Wight. As well as a visit to the UK’s oldest theme park, there is also time to stop by the pier where he gave his first ever performance. Hannah J Davies Flint’s Deadly Water 9pm, PBS America The recent history of Flint feels emblematic, since it maps both the decline of a nation and the decline of the ideology by which it lives. This doc reveals the shaming truth of how a US city was poisoned by the greed and cowardice of government and business. It also hears from the sick and bereaved victims. PH Harry Hill’s Clubnite 11.05pm, Channel 4 We have seen him as a chaotic chef in Harry Hill’s Tea Time and an intergalactic interloper in Alien Fun Capsule. Now Harry Hill has returned to his comedy-club compere roots, with results no less bizarre. This week we are introduced to acts including Suzi Ruffell and The Delightful Sausage. Ellen E Jones Film choice Fair Game 2.55pm, AMC from BT When CIA operative Valerie Plame’s cover was deliberately blown by her bosses in 2003, a full-scale political scandal erupted. Given Doug Liman’s Bourne Identity experience, he’s just the man to construct this movie version. Naomi Watts impresses as Plame; Sean Penn is her ex-diplomat husband Joe Wilson. Paul Howlett Live sport Premiership Rugby Union: Sale Sharks v Wasps 7pm, BT Sport 1. Live from the AJ Bell Stadium. Premier League Football: Norwich City v Watford 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Live from Carrow Road. FA Cup Football: Dulwich Hamlet v Carlisle United 7.30pm, BBC Two. Live coverage of the first-round tie at Champion Hill.
The cheesy but heart-warming dating and dancing show returns. Plus: Unreported World on the post-hurricane Bahamas. Here’s what to watch this evening. Flirty Dancing 8pm, Channel 4 It may be cheesy and occasionally bizarre, but it is also impossible to watch this without cracking a smile. The second series of the dancing and dating show begins with a charmingly diffident pair from Darwen in Lancashire who have never met, despite living five minutes apart. They have more or less given up on their hometown as a source of potential romance, so watching them click is undeniably sweet – it turns out that hips really don’t lie. Ashley Banjo is the fleet-footed Cupid making the magic happen. Phil Harrison Unreported World 7.30pm, Channel 4 The indefatigable foreign affairs strand reaches its 38th series, making it almost as resolute a Friday staple as Have I Got News for You. It is as righteously stern as ever, exploring Hurricane Dorian’s rampage through the Bahamas. Seyi Rhodes finds that the aftermath has proved even bleaker than the event itself. PH Trust Morecambe & Wise 8pm, Gold The legend of Eric and Ernie is still potent. Fronted by Lenny Henry, this series combines guests and clips to explore different aspects of their comedy. Tonight, Glenda Jackson recalls the mixture of hilarity and intense professionalism that was a feature of working with the duo. Sunshine is brought. PH Caravanning With Shane Richie 9pm, Channel 5 The passable, consciously Partridge-titled doc series concludes with the former EastEnders actor and panto king taking a trip to the Isle of Wight. As well as a visit to the UK’s oldest theme park, there is also time to stop by the pier where he gave his first ever performance. Hannah J Davies Flint’s Deadly Water 9pm, PBS America The recent history of Flint feels emblematic, since it maps both the decline of a nation and the decline of the ideology by which it lives. This doc reveals the shaming truth of how a US city was poisoned by the greed and cowardice of government and business. It also hears from the sick and bereaved victims. PH Harry Hill’s Clubnite 11.05pm, Channel 4 We have seen him as a chaotic chef in Harry Hill’s Tea Time and an intergalactic interloper in Alien Fun Capsule. Now Harry Hill has returned to his comedy-club compere roots, with results no less bizarre. This week we are introduced to acts including Suzi Ruffell and The Delightful Sausage. Ellen E Jones Film choice Fair Game 2.55pm, AMC from BT When CIA operative Valerie Plame’s cover was deliberately blown by her bosses in 2003, a full-scale political scandal erupted. Given Doug Liman’s Bourne Identity experience, he’s just the man to construct this movie version. Naomi Watts impresses as Plame; Sean Penn is her ex-diplomat husband Joe Wilson. Paul Howlett Live sport Premiership Rugby Union: Sale Sharks v Wasps 7pm, BT Sport 1. Live from the AJ Bell Stadium. Premier League Football: Norwich City v Watford 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Live from Carrow Road. FA Cup Football: Dulwich Hamlet v Carlisle United 7.30pm, BBC Two. Live coverage of the first-round tie at Champion Hill.

Flirty Dancing
8pm, Channel 4

It may be cheesy and occasionally bizarre, but it is also impossible to watch this without cracking a smile. The second series of the dancing and dating show begins with a charmingly diffident pair from Darwen in Lancashire who have never met, despite living five minutes apart. They have more or less given up on their hometown as a source of potential romance, so watching them click is undeniably sweet – it turns out that hips really don’t lie. Ashley Banjo is the fleet-footed Cupid making the magic happen.
Phil Harrison

Unreported World
7.30pm, Channel 4

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The indefatigable foreign affairs strand reaches its 38th series, making it almost as resolute a Friday staple as Have I Got News for You. It is as righteously stern as ever, exploring Hurricane Dorian’s rampage through the Bahamas. Seyi Rhodes finds that the aftermath has proved even bleaker than the event itself. PH

Trust Morecambe & Wise
8pm, Gold

The legend of Eric and Ernie is still potent. Fronted by Lenny Henry, this series combines guests and clips to explore different aspects of their comedy. Tonight, Glenda Jackson recalls the mixture of hilarity and intense professionalism that was a feature of working with the duo. Sunshine is brought. PH

Caravanning With Shane Richie
9pm, Channel 5

The passable, consciously Partridge-titled doc series concludes with the former EastEnders actor and panto king taking a trip to the Isle of Wight. As well as a visit to the UK’s oldest theme park, there is also time to stop by the pier where he gave his first ever performance.
Hannah J Davies

Flint’s Deadly Water
9pm, PBS America

The recent history of Flint feels emblematic, since it maps both the decline of a nation and the decline of the ideology by which it lives. This doc reveals the shaming truth of how a US city was poisoned by the greed and cowardice of government and business. It also hears from the sick and bereaved victims. PH

Harry Hill’s Clubnite
11.05pm, Channel 4

We have seen him as a chaotic chef in Harry Hill’s Tea Time and an intergalactic interloper in Alien Fun Capsule. Now Harry Hill has returned to his comedy-club compere roots, with results no less bizarre. This week we are introduced to acts including Suzi Ruffell and The Delightful Sausage. Ellen E Jones

Film choice

Fair Game 2.55pm, AMC from BT
When CIA operative Valerie Plame’s cover was deliberately blown by her bosses in 2003, a full-scale political scandal erupted. Given Doug Liman’s Bourne Identity experience, he’s just the man to construct this movie version. Naomi Watts impresses as Plame; Sean Penn is her ex-diplomat husband Joe Wilson. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Premiership Rugby Union: Sale Sharks v Wasps 7pm, BT Sport 1. Live from the AJ Bell Stadium.

Premier League Football: Norwich City v Watford 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Live from Carrow Road.

FA Cup Football: Dulwich Hamlet v Carlisle United 7.30pm, BBC Two. Live coverage of the first-round tie at Champion Hill.

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