What to watch tonight: TV choices, 30 December
Extreme dog grooming documentary 'Doggy Styling' is not one to miss
9pm, Channel 4
A documentary about the competitive world of extreme dog grooming. Across America, poodles are being crimped and dyed to compete in a multi-million dollar activity. Hoping to gate-crash the party is British dog-lover Su Eld-Weaver and her pet Dobby. Scroll down to see the gallery.
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles
9pm & 1.45am, Sky Atlantic
An HBO special in which Silverman entertains and discomfits a tiny audience with spiels about everything from Scientology to vaginal deodorants. One of the few comedians who can joke about rape and 9/11 without coming across like Frankie Boyle.
Gok Does Panto
7.05pm, Channel 4
Gok Wan in rehearsals for his pantomime debut – Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs at the Birmingham Hippodrome, just in case you wanted to book.
Mrs Brown’s Boys New Year Special
From the occasionally sublime to the often ridiculous, as Brendan O’Carroll’s Irish matriarch throws a New Year’s Eve party and finds herself lumbered with a new guest – a homeless parrot.
The Thirteenth Tale
This adaptation of Diane Setterfield’s gothic novel stars Olivia Colman as biographer Margaret Lea, who is summoned to the home of terminally ill novelist Vida Winter (Vanessa Redgrave) to document the author’s life.
Endeavour: Everest By Balloon
A companion to yesterday’s documentary about climbing Everest without additional oxygen, this equally thrilling film follows Leo Dickinson and Chris Dewhirst, who in 1991 attempted to become the first men to fly over Mount Everest in a hot-air balloon.
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- 5 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
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