'Ozark', 'Trigger Point', 'Dancing On Ice': The best TV this weekend, 21-23 January

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The weekend's best TV. (ITV/Netflix/ITV)
The weekend's best TV. (ITV/Netflix/ITV)

The weekend's TV includes some unmissable drama highlights - kicking off on Friday with Netflix launching series four of Jason Bateman and Laura Linney's Ozark, and finishing the weekend on Sunday with ITV's new police thriller Trigger Point.

Star of Trigger Point Vicky McClure will also feature in Friday's episode of The Graham Norton Show on BBC One, who'll be welcoming Kenneth Branagh, too.

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Elsewhere, ITV is packed with entertainment this weekend, including The Masked Singer on Saturday and Dancing On Ice on Sunday which features the first elimination of the series.

The best things to watch on TV this weekend, 21-23 January


Ozark - Netflix

Ozark. (L to R) Jason Bateman as Martin 'Marty' Byrde, Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore in episode 407 of Ozark. Cr. Steve Dietl/Netflix © 2021
'Ozark' returns for a final season. (Steve Dietl/Netflix)

It's been a long wait for the new series of Ozark, but Netflix finally launches series four today where we catch up with incredibly dysfunctional family the Byrdes.

Marty (Jason Bateman) and his wife Wendy (Laura Linney) who have been inadvertently drawn into the world of drugs cartels but have found themselves thriving as unlikely drug lords, particularly Wendy, were left in a bloody cliffhanger at the end of series three.

Read more: Netflix cranks up tension for final season of Ozark

In the new series debut, the Mexican cartel offers them a grisly ultimatum as they fall ever deeper into their dangerous life of crime.

The Graham Norton Show - BBC One - 10.35pm

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Graham Norton welcomes celebrity guests. (So Television/Christopher Baines)

Tonight, chat show host Graham Norton is joined by Sir Kenneth Branagh who'll be talking about his awards-tipped film Belfast.

He'll also welcome Vicky McClure who's promoting her new TV thriller Trigger Point, Rachel Zegler who stars as Maria in the new West Side Story, and Scottish singer Emeli Sande will perform.


The Masked Singer - ITV - 7pm

Who do you think Doughnuts is? (ITV)
Doughnuts is back. (ITV)

For the first time this series, all of the remaining masked singers perform in the same show as the audience and judges choose who will be unmasked next.

Series three has revealed Pat Cash, Will Young, Gloria Hunniford and Heather Small so far - who will be behind the mask tonight?


Trigger Point - ITV - 9pm

Vicky McClure stars in the new thriller. (ITV)
Vicky McClure stars in the new thriller. (ITV)

Much-anticipated new ITV thriller Trigger Point stars Vicky McClure as a London bomb disposal expert with Jed Mercurio executive producing the series - drawing obvious Line Of Duty comparisons.

A tense first episode introduces McClure's character Lana and her work partner Nut (Adrian Lester) who are called out to deal with a bomb threat at a tower block.

Read more: Trigger Point stars don't mind Line Of Duty comparisons

But with red herrings galore and an increasing sense of doom, all while the tower block residents get more restless at being held back by police, the stage is set for a typically Mercurio explosive debut.

Dancing On Ice - ITV - 6.30pm

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Who will avoid injury for long enough to skate? (ITV)

It's just week two of the competition, but there are already uncomfortable echoes of last year's disaster series as Rachel Stevens is forced to miss her first skate after breaking her wrist, and Bez is in isolation with COVID.

Still, the show must go on and Dancing On Ice has certainly dealt with more difficult weeks in the past.

Who will give Brendan Cole a run for his money and who will be voted out first in the skate off with Ria Hebden?

Watch: Rachel Stevens pulls out of Dancing On Ice debut due to injury

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