TV tonight: Finnish thriller Man in Room 301 begins

Man in Room 301

9pm, BBC Four

This dark Finnish thriller centres on a devastating family tragedy: in 2009, while the Kurtti family are holidaying in their summer cabin, their two-year-old son Tommi is killed by a gunshot. 12 years later, the family return to the scene of the crime for their summer break and grandfather Risto Kurtti (Antti Virmavirta) receives a mysterious, threatening letter that reawakens suspicions surrounding Tommi’s death. Meanwhile, local boy Elias Leppo begins to take an interest in the family, unnerving dad Mikko (Andrei Alén). Ammar Kalia

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

7pm, ITV

More in-studio frolics and elaborate pre-filmed stunts as the UK’s jesters-in-chief strive to keep energy levels high in front of a virtual audience. Amid the gags, giveaways and musical numbers someone better have a finger on the bleep button as Gordon Ramsay is in the announcer booth. Graeme Virtue


8.20pm, BBC One

Road-weary paramedic Jan is already having a tough day, thanks to an alcohol-dependent frequent flier, when she gets some bad news about her son. Meanwhile, the formidable Connie is on the warpath, with loverboy Leon in her sights. It is hard to say who’d be more terrifying to run across. Ellen E Jones

The Voice UK

8.30pm, ITV

The battle rounds continue as judges Olly Murs, Tom Jones, Will.i.Am and Anne-Marie hope for their acts to make it through to the semi-finals of the singing contest. While Tom Jones’ team is stacked with full-throated ballad singers, will they come out on top versus Anne-Marie’s pop performers? AK

Zara and Anne: Like Mother, Like Daughter

9pm, Channel 5

Channel 5 delivers its weekly dose of royal documentaries with this film examining the relationship between Princess Anne and her daughter, the Olympic horse rider Zara Tindall. Talking heads examine family similarities, as well as their differences in lifestyle and upbringings. AK

The Jonathan Ross Show: Special Guests

10.35pm, ITV

Although in-person celebrity chats are still paused, Jonathan Ross has no shortage of big guns to bring out for this reliably entertaining compilation show. Feast on some of his most memorable interviews, including Celine Dion, Tina Turner and Sir Paul McCartney. Hannah Verdier

Film choice

Invictus. Photograph: Allstar/Warner Bros/Sportsphoto Ltd.

Invictus, 11.20pm, BBC One

Clint Eastwood’s account of how post-apartheid South Africa stepped towards reconciliation by winning the 1995 rugby union World Cup is a sentimental yet powerful politico-sporting drama. Morgan Freeman is right at home as Nelson Mandela, with Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Test Cricket: India v England 8.30am, Channel 4. Day four of the Third Test.

Premier League Football: Manchester City v West Ham 11.30am, BT Sport 1. With three games to follow on Sky Sports Main Event.

Six Nations Rugby Union: Italy v Ireland 1.30pm, ITV. With Wales v England at 4pm on BBC One.

The Guardian

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