What to watch tonight: TV choices, 16 December
TV reviewer Gerald Gilbert rounds up the best of the box tonight
Monday 16 December 2013
Kirstie’s Crafty Christmas
8pm, Channel 4
Because, of course, we’ve all got time to sit around making our own tree decorations, neon stars, tie-dyed gifts and mince-pie popcorn with tree syrup (don’t ask). But, if you haven’t already bought one, Kirstie Allsopp offers up three types of Christmas tree – Scandinavian-style, recycled and retro.
The Romanians Are Coming? – Panorama
Paul Kenyon explores the potential impact on British schools and the NHS of the end of restrictions on the free movement of Romanian and Bulgarian nationals. He visits one Romanian village where most of the men have already left to pursue work in London’s black economy.
Tom Kerridge Cooks Christmas
The hearty pub chef offers a twist to the traditional roast by steaming a turkey breast then covering it in a crumble topping made from pistachios and cranberries. It’ll never catch on.
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Johnny Vegas hosts a festive edition. Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden and Twenty Twelve’s Jessica Hynes guest.
The Week The Women Came
10pm & 2.10am, More 4
Sex therapist Trudy Hannington sees 50 clients a week, such as Fiona, who has no desire for sex other than on “birthdays, weddings and anniversaries”.
10pm, Channel 4
A fancy-dress birthday party is thrown for Howard by the smitten Candice (Faye Marsay). The best line belongs to humourless Dutch ex-flatmate Sabine, who says: “I’ve come as Hannah Montana... obviously.”
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Halle Berry takes ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court for allegedly trying to make daughter look less African-American
- 4 Isis propaganda image showing 'abuse of Muslim woman by soldiers' is actually taken from Hungarian porn film
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
Black Mirror Christmas special: Jon Hamm episode will see people 'blocked' in real life
True Detective series 2: Rachel McAdams cast in female lead as 'no-nonsense' detective
Zoella: YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg's debut novel expected to become overnight bestseller
Naked free runner captured in breathtaking photographs above London's streets
Posh People: Inside Tatler, BBC2 - TV review: Fundamentally not just about posh people
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services