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What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Saturday 2nd October

The Great British Bake Off 2018
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TV Times top picks for tonight

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Saturday 2nd October

Great British Bake Off, 8pm, C4

It’s time for the bakers to show off their pastry skills. Of course, we’re not talking about mince pies and jam tarts – there are some devilish challenges in store! Paul and Prue kick off by demanding perfect samosas, both sweet and savoury, before setting a French technical that needs two different types of pastry (ooh là là!). Then the showstopper is a humble pie, but the fillings will be more ambitious than chicken and mushroom… Rating: ****

Wanderlust, 9pm, BBC1

We always knew Sophie Okonedo would be playing more than a bit part in this drama and, thankfully, we weren’t mistaken. Tonight, she takes centre stage as we spend an entire episode in a memorable therapy session in which Joy (Toni Collette) opens up. The result is an understated tour de force from two actors at the top of their game, and when Angela (Sophie) finally persuades Joy to let go… we feel like we’re on the couch beside them. Rating: *****

Queen of the World, 9pm, ITV

The concluding part of this fascinating documentary about Her Majesty’s role on the global stage follows the Buckingham Palace staff as they make preparations for a meeting of 53 Commonwealth leaders. The Queen also reflects on what lies ahead for the Commonwealth when she meets three young leaders for a private discussion. Meanwhile, her own family’s burgeoning relationship with the Commonwealth, and the way they are diligently following in her footsteps, also comes under the spotlight, as we see Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on a colourful tour of India, while the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards. Rating: *****

More previews tomorrow.