What to watch on TV tonight - The Great British Sewing Bee, Doll & Em, Sexting Teacher

TV picks for Tuesday 17 February

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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

7.30pm, ITV

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

8pm, BBC2

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.


Sexting Teacher 

10pm, Channel 4

Teacher-pupil relationships in the age of social media and smartphones.

How China Fooled the World, with Robert Peston

9pm, BBC2

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?