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TV Tonight: our highlights for Thursday, Dec. 2

TV tonight - A special chocolate cake is on the menu.
A special chocolate cake is on the menu. (Image credit: BBC)

On TV tonight, Mary is cooking for friends and family as Mary Berry: Love to Cook continues on BBC2. If you need a bit of festive inspiration then Luxury Christmas for Less on C4 is for you and on BBC2 Nadiya's Fast Flavours is full of healthy and fresh recipes. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight.

  • Our hand selected recommendations for what's on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film, live sport and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • Keep up to date with the latest soap spoiler storylines on TV tonight with our daily soap synopsis 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide

What's on TV tonight

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight... 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Mary Berry: Love to Cook, 8pm, BBC2

TV tonight Mary with Harrison Ward in Cumbria.

Mary with Harrison Ward or the 'Fell Foodie' as he's known in Cumbria. (Image credit: BBC)

Mary is turning her attention to cooking for family and friends – ‘It’s how I show those around me that I care’ – so it’s fitting that daughter Annabel joins her as she forages for tasty goodies, including samphire and radishes, in Carmarthen Bay with foraging expert Craig Evans. Then, in Cumbria, Harrison Ward, known as the ‘Fell Foodie’, stuns Dame Mary when he rustles up sea bass and a sponge cake for her using a camping stove on the fellside. Meanwhile, back in Mary’s own kitchen, salmon, beetroot tart, roast beef and a stunning choccy cake are all on the menu. 

★★★★ CC

Luxury Christmas for Less, 8pm, C4

TV tonight Sabrina and Sophie lift the lid on bargains

Sabrina and Sophie lift the lid on festive bargains. (Image credit: C4)

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, which means it’s time to go shopping! Grab a pen and paper while Sabrina Grant and Sophie Morgan take the legwork out of finding the season’s best bargains. Tonight, in part one of two, they reveal how to get bang for your buck when planning a deluxe Christmas, unwrapping the secrets of cheaper gin, sniffing out perfume bargains and discovering a shortcut to affordable diamonds. Also on the menu are the best buys for smoked salmon and Christmas puds. Timely telly that’s right on the money! 

★★★★ ER

Nadiya's Fast Flavours, 8.30pm, BBC2

TV tonight The zing’s the thing for Nadiya

The zing’s the thing for Nadiya. (Image credit: BBC)

In tonight’s episode it’s all about fresh and healthy dishes that still pack a flavour punch but don’t require a nap after eating. First, it’s squash and saffron soup, using butternut squash and the juice and zest of a grapefruit for extra zing. There’s also a Thai cucumber salad with prawns, and then a delicious-looking apple and olive cake that is gluten-free and vegan. Finally, Nadiya creates an alternative Sunday roast using a side of salmon that’s covered in a fresh salsa verde, served with roasted onions and salmon-skin crackling. 

★★★★ JL

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

The Beatles: Get Back, Disney+

TV Tonight The Fab Four.

The Fab Four. (Image credit: Disney+)

An absolute must for Beatles fans, this three-part, six-hour documentary from The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is made up of unused footage from the 1970 documentary Let It Be, which captured the Fab Four as they wrote, rehearsed and recorded the album of the same name. While the original film conveyed this as a fractious experience, Jackson’s series showcases the fun the band – together with producer George Martin and guest keyboard player Billy Preston – were having as they raced to finish 14 tracks ahead of a TV special that never happened. Musos will enjoy hearing familiar songs as works in progress, as well as the jam sessions, jokes and famous rooftop performances.

Best film to watch on TV today

Single All the Way, Netflix

TV tonight Michael Urie and Jennifer Coolidge star

Michael Urie and Jennifer Coolidge star. (Image credit: Netflix)

Desperate to avoid his family nagging him about being perenially single, Peter (Michael Urie) persuades his best friend to join him for the festive season and pretend to be his date. But when Peter’s mother sets Peter up on a blind date with a handsome spin instructor (Luke MacFarlane), the romantic plan soon begins to unravel. Also in the unhelpful mix is singleton Aunt Sandy, played by The White Lotus’ Jennifer Coolidge. This is flamboyant camp fun galore, with jingle bells on top! 

Live Sport

  • Snooker: UK Championship, 1pm & 7pm, BBC2

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss Mary Berry: Love to Cook on TV tonight – her chocolate cake has got to be tried!

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide

Happy viewing!