The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Thursday 8 April

Amy Johnson
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The top TV picks for Thursday 07 April.
The top TV picks for Thursday 07 April.

Tonight sees the latest A League of Their Own road trip kick off for Freddie Flintoff, Jamie Redknapp, Romesh Ranganathan and Jack Whitehall. 

They're heading from Loch Ness to London, with plenty of challenges and laughs expected along the way. 

Meanwhile it's a cerebral celebrity affair over on ITV as Anne Hegerty hosts Britain's Brightest Celebrity Family, with Vanessa Feltz and Matthew Wright first up. 

Read more: Freddie Flintoff drank Jack Whitehall's urine on A League of Their Own road trip

Plus there's more entrepreneurs hoping to secure some sought-after investments on Dragons' Den

Dragons' Den - 8pm - BBC One

Sean and Charlotte laughing at Peter Jones. (BBC)
Sean and Charlotte laughing at Peter Jones. (BBC)

University graduates Charlotte and Sean head into the Den hoping the Dragons will be interested in backing their organic superfood powders. 

Elsewhere, trouble bubbles up for low-calorie craft beer entrepreneurs Charlie and Jason over their business' high valuation. 

But will Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Tej Lalvani, Sara Davies or Touker Suleyman be tempted by any of the pitches?

Britain's Brightest Celebrity Family - 8.30pm - ITV

The Feltz Family go head-to-head against The Wright Family. (ITV)
The Feltz Family go head-to-head against The Wright Family. (ITV)

Anne Hegerty presents a starry version of Britain's Brightest Family as celebs Vanessa Feltz and Matthew Wright pit their families against each other in a battle of wits. 

Read more: Paddy McGuinness is considering a hair transplant after seeing Jimmy Carr's

They will test their general knowledge in the hopes of getting through to the semi-final, bringing them a step closer to the chance of winning £25000 for their chosen charity. 

Feltz is joined by partner Ben Ofoedu and daughter Saskia, while Wright teams up with wife Amelia and godson Elliot. 

A League Of Their Own Road Trip - 9pm - Sky One

Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff and Romesh Ranganathan set off on a raucous road trip from Loch Ness to London tonight. 

Comedian Jack Whitehall tags along as they begin their journey at Urqhart Castle while former commando Jason Fox and adventurer Aldo Kane also turn up to put the boys through their paces in an SAS survival challenge. 

Pandemic 2020 - 9pm - BBC Two

Photojournalist, Veronique de Viguerie, photographed funeral workers during the pandemic in Manaus, Brazil. (Veronique De Viguerie / Getty Images)
Photojournalist, Veronique de Viguerie, photographed funeral workers during the pandemic in Manaus, Brazil. (Veronique De Viguerie / Getty Images)

The second episode of this look into the world's reaction to the coronavirus dives into the inequalities that contradicted the hollow messaging of 'we're all in this together'. 

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It tracks what happens as lockdowns continue around the world, told through candid interviews as well as archive footage.

Contributors include a French photojournalist who heads to the frontline, a Kenyan family suffering the killing of their son and mother-of-six Tanya from the Bronx who finds herself in the thick of things in the Black Lives Matter protests.

The Queen Unseen - 9pm - ITV

A young Queen films with a Cine camera 
at a private house, as a guest of the Governor General of New Zealand, Sir Willoughby Norrie (not shown) on Christmas Day, 1953. (Factual Fiction)
A young Queen films with a Cine camera at a private house, as a guest of the Governor General of New Zealand, Sir Willoughby Norrie (not shown) on Christmas Day, 1953. (Factual Fiction)

Many big events of the Queen's reign have been broadcast globally and she's one of the most photographed people in history, but there is still much the public hasn't seen.

This documentary offers a revealing look at the Queen, hearing from those who know the monarch to examine who she is behind the pomp and ceremony.

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