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What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Wednesday 7th November

What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Wednesday 7th November Dark Heart – ITV Pictured: Paolo [Edward Akrout], Harry [Joseph Teague] and Juliette [Charlotte Riley].
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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 Wednesday 7th November

Dark Heart, 9pm, ITV

When a young nurse dies on a platform on the London Underground, DI Will ‘Staffe’ Wagstaffe (Tom Riley) is stumped as to how and why she has met her end, but an autopsy offers up a surprise. As the woman’s recent behaviour comes under scrutiny and a link emerges with a long-missing boy and also a surgeon – look out for Claire Goose as the doctor’s distressed wife – the case takes an even more sinister turn… However, the browbeaten Staffe also has troubling family matters to distract him from the macabre case as his nephew Harry gives cause for concern, which leads to another altercation between Staffe and his sister Juliette’s seriously dodgy fiancé, Paulo. Continues tomorrow. Rating: ****

Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, 8pm, ITV

At Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, animal lover Paul finds three abandoned canines to fall in love with and who are in need of more than just a little love from the presenter. In fact, none of the three is in the best of health. Paul meets a toothless shih tzu named Cookie and Summer, a Yorkshire terrier puppy with an itchy problem – he’s riddled with fleas. Meanwhile, Chester, a saluki, has been badly wounded in a fight and needs an operation. While he’s recovering from his injuries, Paul helps the nervous fella regain his confidence, which is so successful that Chester is able to take part in a dog therapy session at a retirement home. Rating: ***

The Secret Life of the Zoo, 8pm, C4

Some 1,400 baby animals are born at Chester Zoo each year, and a new arrival is always a joy for the keepers. On Chimp Island, 24-year-old Zee Zee is pregnant. She already has a teenage daughter, Tina, who is winding up the group and causing arguments. Keeper Niall is hoping a sibling will help troublesome Tina grow up… Meanwhile, ageing chameleon Mr Parsons, 11, has a very important date. Seven-year-old Daphne has been flown over from France to mate with him, but as female chameleons only come into season once every two years, it’s now or never for Mr Parsons, whose life expectancy is just 12… Rating: ****