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What’s On TV Tonight? Our Pick Of The Best Shows: Tuesday 7th November

The A Word
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TV Times tops picks for tonight including the return of The A Word

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Tuesday 7th November

The A Word, 9.00pm, BBC1

This series about the highs and lows experienced by the family of an autistic child was one of our favourite dramas of last year, so we’re thrilled it’s back. Time has moved on two years, Joe is no longer coping at school and, in lump-in-the-throat scenes, he is starting to wonder why he’s different. As Joe’s parents Alison and Paul try to work out what’s best for their boy, Morven Christie, Lee Ingleby and little Max Vento are even more outstanding than last series. And Christopher Eccleston is also back, as the brilliantly brusque granddad, offering much-needed light relief. Rating: *****

The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds, 8.00pm, C4

The best things come in small packages – the series returns

(Image credit: Mark Johnson)

This hilarious series returns with two episodes on four-year-olds and two on five-year-olds. At four, children are just starting to recognise their emotions so this first episode is about how they cope when faced with various challenges. The first is to make chocolate strawberries for the whole class and not eat them. For food lover Vinnie this is just too much, and he and accomplice Harper just can’t resist stuffing their faces. The kids also tackle an obstacle course, looking after a couple of rabbits, and a visit from a prehistoric creature! It’s absolutely adorable but also a great insight into what’s really going on in the minds of these busy little people. Rating: *****

Pride of Britain Awards, 8.00pm, ITV

Prince William and Prince Charles are just two of the famous faces that will be attending this hugely emotional event, hosted by Carol Vorderman.

Prince William and Prince Charles are just two of the famous faces that will be attending this hugely emotional event, hosted by Carol Vorderman. Following the Manchester and London attacks and the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the emphasis will be on the heroic actions of our emergency services – but there are also truly inspiring stories of bravery and resilience from everyday folk who’ve done incredible things. Rating: ****

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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!