What’s On TV Tonight? Our Pick Of The Best Shows: Friday 15th December

FThe Sweetmakers at Christmas Friday 15th December
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TV Times tops picks for tonight

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Friday 15th December

The Sweetmakers at Christmas, 9.00pm, BBC2

Christmas isn’t Christmas without at least three Chocolate Oranges, a bag or five of chocolate coins and a selection box the length of our arm. Following a fascinating three-part series shown earlier this year, this one-off looks back at the sweet treats our ancestors used to enjoy, from Victorian delicacies to 1920s delights. Four modern confectioners recreate a sugarplum, (which doesn’t include plums!) and Twelfth Cakes, which were only affordable for the very rich. They also rustle up a favourite treat of Queen Victoria’s and the sweets that poor Victorian children would find in their Christmas stockings. Ratings: ****

I’m a Celeb… Coming Out, 9.00pm, ITV

I'm A Celebrity Friday 15th December

After three long weeks in the Aussie rainforest, the celebs aren’t quite out of the public eye… Tonight, the campers step off the bridge to be reunited with their loved ones. Ant and Dec are on hand to hear the post-traumatic-jungle reactions and chat to the winner, before the victor heads off for a longed-for night of luxury. Rating: ***

Wormwood, Docu-drama, Netflix

This mini-series investigates the murky story of CIA ‘mind control’ experiments in which victims were given LSD in the 1950s. One of the subjects, Frank Olson, supposedly committed suicide by jumping out of a hotel window, but is there a darker truth linked to his death? His son Eric, who has been investigating for years, certainly thinks so, and this is an absorbing take on ‘Project MKUltra’, a hot topic among conspiracy theorists. Rating: ***

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David Hollingsworth

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 working for 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 for 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.

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