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.”
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 2 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 3 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 4 The most powerful passports in the world
- 5 Chinese student carries disabled friend to school every day for three years
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins
Al Pacino admits he was nearly fired from The Godfather and it's still his most 'difficult role'
Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik tops Sunday Times Rich List
London Marathon: Best running songs from Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar to 'Uptown Funk'
Oldest footage of London landmarks released
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove