The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Thursday 22 April

Amy Johnson
·3-min read
The Top TV picks for Thursday 22 April.
The Top TV picks for Thursday 22 April.

A new ITV documentary explores the anguish of missing man Steven Clark's parents who were arrested on suspicion of murder 28 years after he first disappeared. 

The programme airing tonight looks at the 17 week-long ordeal they endured before being cleared earlier this year. 

Elsewhere on the television tonight, it's Neil Ruddock vs Colin Jackson on Britain's Brightest Celebrity Family

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Plus there's more Dragons' Den, Taskmaster and A League of Their Own Road Trip.

Dragons' Den - 8pm - BBC One

Peter Jones on Dragons' Den. (BBC)
Peter Jones on Dragons' Den. (BBC)

Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Tej Lalvani and Sara Davies are back in the Den to hear more pitches and potentially part with some cash.

There's an Irish inventor with a muscle massaging device plus a DJ and dancer pitching a socially distanced nightclub business. 

Meanwhile, a pair of optical consultants are on the lookout for an investment and a 29-year-old tech enthusiast with a clever way of monetising our personal online data.

Britain's Brightest Celebrity Family - 8.30pm - ITV

The Ruddock Family (Colin, Neil and Gary), host The Governess Anne Hegerty and The Jackson Family (Sam, Colin and Wayne). (ITV)
The Ruddock Family (Colin, Neil and Gary), host The Governess Anne Hegerty and The Jackson Family (Sam, Colin and Wayne). (ITV)

It's a sporty show tonight as footballer Neil 'Razor' Ruddock and his family goes up against Olympian Colin Jackson and his clan.

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Anne Hegerty's the quizmaster as usual as they attempt to make it through to the semi finals to get closer to the chance of winning £25000 for their chosen charity.

Accused of Murdering Our Son - The Steven Clark Story - 9pm - ITV

Steven Clark, 23, disappeared in mysterious circumstances following a family walk with his mother on the 28th December 1992. (Content Kings and Green Rock)
Steven Clark, 23, disappeared in mysterious circumstances following a family walk with his mother on the 28th December 1992. (Content Kings and Green Rock)

Steven Clark disappeared in mysterious circumstances at the age of 23 in 1992 after a family walk. 

But 28 years later in 2020, his parents Doris, 81, and Charles, 78, were arrested on suspicion of murder following a cold case review. 

This documentary led by ex-detective Mark Williams-Thomas follows the investigation over 17 weeks, exploring both sides of the story while following every step of the ordeal.

Taskmaster - 9pm - Channel 4

Taskmaster Series 11 Group Shot (Channel 4)
Taskmaster Series 11 Group Shot (Channel 4)

Charlotte Ritchie, Jamali Maddix, Lee Mack, Mike Wozniak and Sarah Kendall are back again in the hopes of impressing Greg Davies. 

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Maddix decorates the Taskmaster caravan, Kendall tackles a deep-fried kiwi fruit while Wozniak shocks with a revelation that prompts delirium. 

A League of Their Own Road Trip: Loch Ness to London - 9pm - Sky One

The gang head for game of lawn bowls. (Sky UK)
The gang head for game of lawn bowls. (Sky UK)

Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff and Romesh Ranganathan continue to head south on their journey to the capital in tonight's episode.

They are tasked with a special cooking challenge and have a game of lawn bowls. 

Watch: Freddie Flintoff attempts a run on the Wall of Death