What to watch on TV tonight - The Great British Sewing Bee, Doll & Em, Sexting Teacher
TV picks for Tuesday 17 February
Doll & Em
10pm, Sky Living
Real-life best friends Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells (left) have created this brilliantly truthful comedy drama about what happens when a successful screen actress (Mortimer) persuades her BF (Wells) to leave a waitressing job in London and join her in Hollywood as her personal assistant. With cameos by Andy Garcia and Susan Sarandon.
Live Uefa Champions League
Manchester City progress past the group stage for the first time – and bump into Barcelona. The hosts can take comfort from their superb winning comeback against Bayern Munich in December, and from the suspicion that the Catalan side are not quite the force of recent years.
The Great British Sewing Bee
The contest to find Britain’s best amateur sewer returns, with 10 competitors trying to impress judges May Martin from the Women’s Institute and Savile Row designer Patrick Grant. In the first set of challenges, they must make a simple tunic out of cotton.
10pm, Channel 4
Teacher-pupil relationships in the age of social media and smartphones.
How China Fooled the World, with Robert Peston
If Robert Peston is right, then China has been building its impressive new infrastructure (30 new airports for starters) on a massive pile of debt, and the bill is now due. But if this is the end of the Chinese miracle, what does it mean for the rest of us?
Glastonbury Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform with Paul Weller as their warm-up act
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Boston Marathon runner's search for mystery man she kissed ends with letter from his wife
- 3 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 4 How to gain confidence and maximise your sexual potential
- 5 Chinese theme park sets up 'death simulator' where volunteers can experience being cremated
Penny Dreadful, series 2 episode 1, review: It is still gloriously silly
Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
Eurovision 2015: What date and time is the song contest and who are the favourites to win?
How the Other Half Eat, Channel 4 - TV review: Swapping food trolleys shows how food and class are closely connected
Noel Gallagher 'cannot wait' to hear Oasis-inspired One Direction album but rants about 'pointless' Tidal and Spotify
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils