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What's On TV Tonight? Our Pick Of The Best Shows: Tuesday 12th September

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Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Tuesday 12th September including the explosive second episode of Doctor Foster

Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Tuesday 12th September including the explosive second episode of Doctor Foster

Doctor Foster, 9.00pm, BBC1

Doctor Foster

(Image credit: BBC/Drama Republic/Nick Briggs)

Now that the battlelines are well and truly drawn, the scheming from both Gemma and her shifty ex Simon (please can someone wipe that smirk from his face?!) is off the scale as war gets properly under way and the revelations start flying thick and fast. This week, they both try to use Gemma’s sleazy but hapless neighbour and ex-lover Neil to their own ends. Tom remains their major focus, however, and as a desperate Gemma tries to find out what is happening with her beloved son, she has an excruciatingly embarrassing chat with his friend Max. Awkwardness seems to be a theme for Gemma – she also has a hilariously cringey meal with her annoying new colleague Sian and some surprising information comes to light… Rating: ****

Robson Green’s Coastal Lives, 8.00pm, ITV

Robson Green’s Coastal Lives

Living by the sea is a dream for many of us, but what’s it really like? In this series, Robson Green travels around the UK meeting the people who wake up each morning to the sound of the waves. This week, he meets a family who call the Isle of Skye home, and are about to build their own house… in just one day. He also meets a family of crofters who have been on the island for four generations, then he has a go at diving for scallops with a father-and-son team. Finally, Robson visits the remote island of Soay to meet the three brave residents who live there. Rating: ***

Great British Bake Off , 8.00pm, C4

Great British Bake Off

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Bread week is here! Paul Hollywood’s in his element as he watches the bakers attempt the perfect batch of teacakes in the signature and a classic cottage loaf in the technical. But let’s just say, some of the bakers aren’t quite so thrilled by this week’s challenges… It all builds to a colourful crescendo as the showstopper demands a bright and bold sculpture made of different types of bread. How on Earth do they think these things up? As well as the mouth-watering and ingenious bakes on display, look out for Noel Fielding’s rather excellent smiley-face shirt. Rating: *****

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!