What to watch tonight: TV choices, 16 December

TV reviewer Gerald Gilbert rounds up the best of the box tonight

Gerald Gilbert
Monday 16 December 2013 15:29
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Kirstie Allsopp in 'Kirstie’s Crafty Christmas'
Kirstie Allsopp in 'Kirstie’s Crafty Christmas'

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

8.30pm, BBC1

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

8.30pm, BBC2

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

10pm, BBC2

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”.

Fresh Meat

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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