TV tonight: Souls is Sky Atlantic’s next big mind-twisting drama – The Guardian

TV tonight: Souls is Sky Atlantic’s next big mind-twisting drama

The intense German drama kicks off with a late-night triple bill. Plus: unwanted guests turn up in the chilling Inside No 9. Here’s what to watch this evening


12. 10am, Atmosphere Atlantic

This intense German episode, which won best screenplay at Canneseries TV festival, continues its mind-twisting story about the boy called Jacob who claims to have lived a previous life as a pilot who died in a plane crash within 2006. In an extreme late-night multiple bill, rehearsals for the commemoration for the crash are under way, while Jacob speaks to the psychologist and Linn says goodbye in order to her mother. Hollie Richardson

Inside Simply no 9

9pm, BBC Two

Simon Callow plus Shobna Gulati join Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith for this particular year’s beautifully crafted chiller. Dr Jasper Parkway has booked an overnight stay in a “haunted” church but will be joined by irritating unwanted guests. As we come to see, Parkway has very specific reasons for wanting to be left alone in this ancient building … Phil Harrison

Live at the particular Moth Club

10pm, Dave

Backstage skits meet standup with more awkward moments from Hackney’s Moth Club with this hit-and-miss show. This week, George (Mark Heap) offers double-booked the venue, but can’t shift the bingo players in time for the show. Performers include Tim Renkow, Katy Wix plus Michael Odewale, whose sets are far better than the particular green room japes. Hannah Verdier

The particular Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special

8pm, BBC One

The Great British Sewing Bee

Will Strictly’s Johannes Radebe be able to resist the sequins box? Did EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy learn the thing or two about fabrics within Walford’s launderette? Might Penny Lancaster be inspired simply by husband Rod Stewart’s stage outfits? Host Sara Pascoe tasks the trio along with making a festive apron, turning a hand-me-down into a novelty outfit and creating a pop star-inspired fancy dress costume. HR

The Nation’s Favourite Christmas Carols

9pm, Sky Arts

All together now … The particular English National Opera’s choir and orchestra put on a concert at the London Coliseum, performing the Xmas carols voted for by the public. With a few celebrity faces promised in the particular mix, expect festive bangers such as We Three Kings, Joy in order to the World and Away in a Manger. Perfect for sticking on whilst making a start on wrapping those presents. HR

Luke Evans: Showtime!

8pm, BBC Two

Watch out Bublé, there’s a new smooth crooner steadily taking over Christmas … Welsh actor Lomaz Evans – best known with regard to his parts in The Hobbit and Beauty and the Beast – shows off his singing talents with this evening of musical entertainment. Joining him onstage: LeAnn Rimes, Olly Murs, Nicole Scherzinger, Beverley Knight, Josh Gad plus the Treorchy Male Voice Choir. HR

Film choices

Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick (Joseph Kosinski, 2022 ) Paramount+
Thirty-six years after his last dogfight, Tom Cruise returns to the skies as flyboy Pete “Maverick” Mitchell within this exhilarating action sequel. The ever-rebellious Maverick earnings to San Diego’s Fighter Weapons School to train graduates for a dangerous mission, including Rooster (Miles Teller), the particular son associated with his dead friend Goose. There are callbacks aplenty to the first film, through Cruise on his motorbike to the rock soundtrack to the broad-brush romance (here with Jennifer Connelly’s bar owner) as well as the flying sequences are razor-sharp. Simon Wardell

Paddington ( Paul King, 2014 ) 3. 15pm, BBC 1
His jubilee audience along with the Queen brought your pet unexpected prominence after her death, yet Michael Bond’s accident-prone Peruvian immigrant has already become a Christmas fixture. In this masterful 2014 comedy, the CGI bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) charms his adopted family – led by Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins – after coming to Greater london to track down the explorer that met their family in the rainforest. Mild menace comes in the shape of chilly taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman). The sequel can be found on Friday on BBC One at 3. 35pm. SW

Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012 ) 8pm, ITV1
The highest-grossing James Bond film ever, Sam Mendes’s cyber thriller features Judi Dench’s final flourish as M, a luscious theme tune from Adele, and one of the most entertainingly preposterous villains in Javier Bardem’s ex-MI6 operative Raoul Silva. Istanbul, Shanghai and Macau are the main stopovers regarding Daniel Craig’s embattled agent, while Bond’s Scottish ancestral home provides another window into the personal life associated with the spy – a good angle that has defined Craig’s time because 007 . SW

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