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TV Tonight: Jamie Dornan’s action-packed thriller | TV & radio


The tourist

9 p.m., BBC One

One minute, Jamie Dornan is singing animatedly about Bette Davis Eyes while driving, the next, he’s violently knocked off the road by a truck driver on a mission. It’s the tense opening of a six-part thriller by writers The Missing Harry and Jack Williams, set in a sparse but claustrophobic Australian outback in which we immediately feel lost. When Dornan’s character later wakes up in the hospital, he has no idea who he is or why he’s there (although his eclectic taste for music remains intact). Retrace his winding life, with plenty of cinematic action and a few welcome comedy shots along the way. Hollie richardson

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Return to Hogwarts

8 p.m. Sky Max

Ignoring the disappointment of recent screen reunions, it’s time to reunite the Harry Potter cast two decades after the first film. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are all confirmed, along with Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter and Matthew Lewis. For Pottheads around the world, it’s likely to be an emotional blast of magical longing (even for Slytherins). TIME

Doctor Who

7 p.m., BBC One

Lock the doors and go upstairs, because your nightmare is about to unfold: being stuck in a time loop with angry Daleks. Sarah (Aisling Bea) is hoping she only has one regular customer in her storage unit on New Years Eve – Nick (Adjani Salmon). But then it all starts in true Who style. Hannah verdier

It’s Joan Collins

9 p.m., BBC Two

A sumptuous feature-length documentary narrated with acuity by the great lady herself, which promises to show us “what it feels like to get what you want”. Looking at the archives of her seven-decade showbiz career, the Dynasty star isn’t filtered out because she says it all – and that really means every detail. TIME

Taskmaster New Years Treat

9 p.m., Canal 4

Six celebrities from the game join Greg and Alex in delivering the New Years’ comedic balm. Adrian Chiles, Claudia Winkleman, Lady Leshurr, Sayeeda Warsi and Jonnie Peacock have a go at spotting vinegar, decorating balls and egg presentation. Effortlessly, irresistibly funny. Phil harrison

Mrs Brown’s Boys New Years Special

10 p.m., BBC One

The festive second episode of this scorching domestic farce features a whimsical take on Shakespeare and the usual demolition of the Fourth Wall. There is also a surprise visit from Grandpa’s little brother Micky. Graeme Vertu

Choice of films

The Sound of Music, 2:20 p.m., BBC One

The sound of music on BBC One. Photograph: 20th Century Fox / Allstar

Sneaking into the festive program in time for the dregs of mulled wine, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical for runaway nuns makes its welcome and lasting appearance. Julie Andrews, coming from the back of Mary Poppins, is a natural like Maria, the novice housekeeper whose true vocation is to transform the seven Von Trapp children into a happy family of choristers. Christopher Plummer has gravity more than charm as a stern father, and the impending Nazi peril is on a family level, but the songs are decisive – Edelweiss still wipes a silent tear. Simon wardell

Live Sport

Premier League football: Arsenal v Manchester City 11:30 am, BT Sport 1. The first high-level game of 2022 from Emirates Stadium.

Premiership Rugby Union: Sale Sharks v Wasps 1:30 p.m. BT Sport 2, followed by Exeter Chiefs against Bristol Bears at 4:15 p.m.

Ski jumping world cup 1:40 p.m., Eurosport 1.
The Four Hills competition in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

International Test Cricket New Zealand v Bangladesh 9:30 p.m., BT Sport 3. Day two of the first test of the two-game series at Bay Oval.