What to watch on TV tonight from Doctor Who to Seven Wonders of Brazil
If food is more your thing then Celebrity MasterChef is also back at 8.30pm
Seven Wonders of Brazil
Football may be a religion in Brazil, but the country’s bona fide faith is a Catholicism steeped in African and native beliefs and the faith of the southern Europeans who invaded. Theologian Robert Beckford (left) is our guide.
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor
The Bafta-winning 50th-anniversary special in which Matt Smith was joined by former Doctors David Tennant and Tom Baker, as well as Billie Piper, John Hurt and (a glimpse) of the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi.
A mass-catering challenge at a West Ham bus garage is followed by cooking for former champion Phil Vickery and previous finalists Janet Street-Porter and Andi Peters.
Friday Night Dinner
10pm, Channel 4
The return of Robert Popper’s sitcom of suburban Jewish family life. Adam (Simon Bird) brings new girlfriend Emma to dinner, while having to navigate father Martin (Paul Ritter) and his inappropriate conversation, neighbour Jim (Mark Heap) and his incontinent dog and a blackmailing eight-year-old.
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
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Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food