Best on the Box highlights for Saturday October 5th.
One to Watch: Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions, ITV, STV and UTV at 8.30pm
It’s been the battle of the best from the ‘Got Talent’ shows from not just the UK but around the world.
Over the last 13 years viewers have witnessed truly incredible talent take to the Britain’s Got Talent stage with many of them returning not only to go go head to head with each other but also the best Got Talent acts from around the world, in what ITV promised to be the Olympics of Talent.
Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions has brought together the world’s most talented and memorable acts from past series of Got Talent. The acts have competed in this supersized version of BGT, all trying to be crowned the ultimate champion and walk away with the cash prize and coveted Champions Trophy. Tonight we finally find out who will be taking home the gong.
For the last time this series Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams return to the judging panel as they take their seat ready to be impressed by a whole host of global talent in the final including Stavros Flately, Bello and Annaliese Nock, Twist and Pulse and Mersey Girls. Overseeing proceedings is, of course, ITV darlings Ant and Dec.
Raising Dion, now streaming on Netflix
Raising Dion follows the story of a woman named Nicole (Alisha Wainwright), who raises her son Dion (newcomer Ja’Siah Young) after the death of her husband, Mark (Michael B. Jordan).
The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities.
Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat (Jason Ritter), and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.
Hunt for the Artic Ghost Ship, Channel 4 at 8pm
It’s serious stuff over on Channel 4 tonight. In 1845, maverick sea captain Sir John Franklin set off with 128 men on Royal Navy ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, to chart the elusive Northwest Passage.
Venturing into uncharted Arctic waters, they were sailing off the map of the known world. Their state-of-the-art mission was equipped to survive for up to three years, but they were never heard from again. A century and a half of searching revealed only scant and tantalising clues, suggesting a descent into madness, starvation and even cannibalism.
But no trace of the ships was found, until, 170 years later, a multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art expedition astonishingly found HMS Erebus, intact and upright on the Arctic sea floor. This Secret History documentary has exclusive access behind the scenes of that momentous expedition, revealing the dramatic chain of events that led to their historic discovery.
Strictly Come Dancing, BBC One at 7.10pm
Lights! Camera! Glamour! The Strictly action is fully rolling in this Hollywood special. Who will put in a blockbuster performance? Last week saw the first star turn cut from the competition with celebrity James Cracknell departing, so now the remaining 14 names are starting to feel the heat. Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host as the celebs practise their grooves and moves as Strictly goes to Hollywood.
Can the couples impress the Beeb’s team of super critics? Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli will score the routines out of ten before the vote lines open – which gives viewers at home the chance to have their say.
Tune in on Sunday night to find out which Strictly duo is up for their final scene.