What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Tuesday 4th December

Keeley Hawes Mrs Wilson
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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 Tuesday 4th December

Mrs Wilson, 9pm, BBC1

After the shocks of last week, an increasingly troubled Alison is getting pretty miffed when people keep banging on about what a good man her late husband Alec was, as she is starting to realise that she never really knew him at all. Now, as she looks back on her own wartime struggles, Alison is also on a mission to track down the mysterious Dorothy (Keeley Hawes) to get some answers about her relationship with Alec. But when the two women finally meet, there are more revelations that could devastate their lives further while Shahbaz, Alec’s handler from his time in Lahore in the 1930s, gives Alison his own take on what went on there… Rating: ****

How to Spend It Well at Christmas, 8pm, ITV

Phillip Schofield returns to investigate more gifts, gadgets and gizmos that you might want to pop under your tree this year. Should we go for branded items or their budget equivalents? Ore Oduba and wife Portia join members of the public to see if they can tell the difference when the labels have been removed from various products. Meanwhile, Phillip investigates smart tech that can do everything from open blinds to make coffee. For the furry pals on your list, Gok Wan and his super-cute dog Dolly test pet products including ‘Pawsecco’, but an ingeniously simple device that helps you take the perfect doggie pic could be a winner! Rating: ****

UK’s Strongest Man, 7pm, Channel 5

Sit back and relax as our huge heroes perform more feats of strength! After plenty of heaving and huffing, it’s time for the final, with eight men left to tackle eye-watering challenges including the Tyre Load, the Deadlift, the Log Lift Medley (not as tuneful as it sounds) and the Stones of Strength. And there’s more: tomorrow (7pm) it’s the Ultimate Strongman Masters World Championship in Belfast. Oof! Rating: ****

More previews tomorrow.

David Hollingsworth

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