Telly Today: The best of the TV highlights for Thursday, February 13th.

Love is in the air on Channel 4.

ONE TO WATCH: FIRST DATES VALENTINE SPECIAL, CHANNEL 4 at 10pm

Fred Sirieix and his team join forces once again with Cupid to help hopeful singletons find their perfect match in time for Valentine’s Day.

First into the restaurant is 23-year-old beauty queen Sophie, who is keen to prove she’s a lot more than her Miss Bournemouth title. Sophie meets Bailey who, despite his cheeky-chappy ways, is ready to find someone to be ‘adult with’. Preparing to start a new chapter in her life is 59-year-old Rachel, as she embarks on her first ever date with a woman. When 54-year-old blonde bombshell Debs walks in, Rachel is blown away.

But as the two take a shining to one another, Rachel prepares to come clean about her backstory. Boxing compere and tattoo artist Jon wants to meet someone who’ll look past his tough guy exterior. His match is 39-year-old Kristen, a construction manager who’s ready to lay down the foundations of love. And 23-year-old Rebecca returns to the restaurant, hoping for better luck with student nurse Liam.

THE HEIST, SKY ONE at 9pm

The second series of The Heist continues with episode two this evening on Sky One.

In Alnwick, Northumberland, a team of detectives are trying to solve a million-pound heist. Evidence is scarce and their only lead is a burner phone used in the planning of the heist.

After forensic data analysis it’s not long before they identify the name of their first suspect. While the investigation gathers pace the thieves start to enjoy the spoils of their crime, splashing their cash on items they previously could only dream of. Fearing the detectives are on his tail, Skipper Micky Craig uses his maritime knowledge to execute an audacious loot move to the North Sea.

And it’s blue-on-blue as ex-copper Helen Ruff goes up against the detectives and an intense battle of wills ensues. Will the detectives be able to outwit her and successfully bring down one of their own?

TYSON FURY: THE GYPSY KING, ITV, STV and UTV at 9pm

Tyson Fury is taking on the biggest fight of his life, the fight to reclaim his title of heavyweight champion of the world and the fight to maintain his mental health.

This brand new three part series, Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King offers exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to one of sports most flamboyant and controversial characters Tyson Fury and his larger than life family. Giving viewers an unprecedented insight into the life of one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in British sport.

Filmed over several months, Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King follows the Gypsy King and his nearest and dearest as he aims to fulfil his dream of becoming the heavyweight boxing champion of the world as he prepares to take on his arch-rival Deontay Wilder for a second time.

SHAKESPEAR AND HATHAWAY, BBC ONE at 2.15pm

O Thou Invisible Spirit Of Wine is episode nine in the current series. When paranormal activity is reported in a Tudor pub, old family feuds are brought to a head and it looks like Frank and Lu have another mystery on their hands.

Frank (Mark Benton) and Lu (Jo Joyner) are hired by pub manager Melanie Montague (Ella Kenion) to locate the stolen photograph of her ancestor ‘Old Lil’ whose spirit is thought to haunt The Barchester Arms. The Montagues have run the pub for generations and Melanie now manages it with her son and head chef, Ben (Joe Gaminara).

The loss of such a precious family heirloom couldn’t happen at a worse time – the pub lease is up and landowner Stephen Capulet (Richard Lintern) wants nothing more than to place The Barchester Arms firmly back into the Capulet portfolio.

When events take a deadly turn, the mystery deepens and Frank and Lu discover that Old Lil may have been trying to communicate with them all along.

Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators, BBC One daytime.


 

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