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What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday

Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.

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EVERY WEEKDAY lunchtime, rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

Who Do You Think You Are? Mary Berry (BBC1, 9pm)

Great British Bake Off presenter, owner of the Death Stare, and person-who’s-had-Danny-Dyer’s-tongue-in-her-ear Mary Berry submits to a forensic examination of her ancestry. Let’s hope she finds out one of them was a manufacturer of cheap and shoddy shop-bought cakes.

Educating the East End (Channel 4, 9pm)

Tears! Laughter! School! Yet again, it’s the programme everyone’s talking about. Tonight: headteacher Jenny Smith tackles two strong-willed kids – one who’s alway in trouble, and one who dreams of making it as a professional footballer.

Update: Oscar Pistorius: The Verdict will no longer air tonight on TV3. It’s been postponed to next Tuesday.

Everybody’s talking about: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

Source: ITV/YouTube

Brian McFadden’s new daytime TV series – yes – is a kind of bizarre twist on Through The Keyhole. McFadden takes regular punters to a celebrity’s home, and they have to poke around while that celebrity makes them dinner. Then they have to guess who the celebrity is. Loser has to do the washing up.

Incredibly, it’s winning some good reviews. The Guardian has called it “the best daytime TV in years.” This blogger said it was an “exciting new format”. Let’s ignore the Stoke Sentinel, who described it unequivocally as “tripe”.

Or switch over for…

  • Bad Bridesmaid (ITV2, 9pm) Six brides-to-be allow an undercover comedy actress to infiltrate their hen weekend and wreak havoc, in the hope of winning a luxurious honeymoon. Yep.
  • 9/11 Firehouse (More4, 10pm) On this the 13th anniversary of September 11, this documentary tells the story of the fire station next door to the Twin Towers.
  • The Good Wife (RTÉ 1, 11.25pm) Will’s death aftermath. Julianna Marguiles. QED.
  • Design Doctors (RTÉ 1, 8.30pm) Nosing around other people’s homes? What could be better?
  • Angeline’s Home Cooks (TV3, 8.30pm) Cooking like your mammy made, except that it’s not your mammy, it’s Angeline Bell.

More: 14 valid complaints about this week’s Great British Bake Off>


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