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What’s On TV Tonight? Our Pick Of The Best Shows: Tuesday 3rd October

Doctor Foster Tuesday 3rd October
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Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Tuesday 3rd October including the final Doctor Foster

Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Tuesday 3rd October including the final Doctor Foster

Doctor Foster, 9.00pm, BBC1

Doctor Foster

Gemma has been the most entertaining – and most barking – doctor to ever grace our TV screens and we’ve loved her battle for revenge in this series. As it draws to an epic conclusion, the GP is trying to mend bridges with her distraught son Tom, and reveals some stunning secrets that go a long way to explaining her behaviour… With a spectacular scene that star Suranne Jones claims is the best of the two series to date, this finale is a total roller-coaster ride. Rating: ****

Barbie: The Most Famous Doll in the World, 9.15pm, C4

Barbie: The Most Famous Doll in the World

She certainly doesn’t look it, but Barbie is almost 60 years old, and still as popular as ever. In this one-off doc, Mary Portas – expert on all things retail – explores the (mostly) pink and plastic world of the iconic doll, starting at the California HQ of manufacturers Mattel before going to meet a real-life version of Barbie’s fella Ken and visiting the National Barbie Collectors’ Convention in Houston, Texas. Mary also investigates Barbie’s flipside by asking if she’s to blame for issues to do with body image and a lack of job aspiration in young girls. Rating ****

Great British Bake Off, 8.00pm, C4

Great British Bake Off Paul and Prue

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Our remaining bakers all hope to be a ‘choux-in’ tonight as (yes, you’ve guessed it!) it’s Pastry Week! This has always proved tough to master in the past – nobody wants the dreaded ‘soggy bottom’! But Paul and Prue have decided to up the ante even further with three particularly tricksy tasks, starting with savoury pies in the signature challenge. Now we’ve really got to know the bakers, we don’t want anyone to go! Rating: ****

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.


Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 


David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.


Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!