MasterChef: The Professionals is among tonight's highlights

Marcus Wareing, Anna Haugh in chefs' whites and Gregg Wallace in a dark suit and white shirt stand at a kitchen counter as Marcus cuts pasta and Anna uses a frying pan in MasterChef: The Professionals.
Finals Week is approaching on MasterChef: The Professionals. (Image credit: BBC)

On TV tonight, MasterChef: The Professionals edges towards Finals Week, Gino D'Acampo helps singles find love through food, it's the last episode of Grand Designs: House of the Year and Sheridan Smith's latest comedy kicks off. Here's what you shouldn't miss on TV Tonight.

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What's on TV tonight

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

Best TV shows on TV tonight

MasterChef: The Professionals, 8 pm, BBC One

They have spent countless hours sweating over a hot stove and now, as Finals Week dawns, there are just six elite chefs left in the running to take home the crown. Their first challenge tonight sees them rustle up a delicious dish that best demonstrates their skills, but sadly, only four of them will then make it through to the scariest test so far - Chef’s Table

The talented quartet have to prepare an exquisite meal at London’s Lanesborough Hotel for 20 cooking supremos including Matt Abé and Jason Atherton, while old MasterChef hand Monica Galetti makes a welcome comeback to give her verdict, too. Continues tomorrow with the final next week. 

★★★★ CC

Gino's Cooking Up Love, 9 pm, ITV1

Gino D'Acampo in Gino's Cooking Up Love

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Gino D’Acampo met his wife, Jessica, while working in a restaurant kitchen and he’s convinced that cooking together can be a recipe for love. In this new dating show, the Family Fortunes presenter is helping play cupid to eight single students all hoping to find a love match as they learn to cook authentic Italian cuisine at his cookery school. 

Will passion blossom over pancetta? Will the chemistry sizzle over spaghetti? Well if they don’t find love we’re hoping they’ll at least be able to knock up a decent Bolognese or tiramisu by the end of the series. Continues tomorrow. 

★★★ TL

I'm an Alcoholic: Inside Recovery, 9 pm, BBC2

Cameras sit in at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for the first time in a documentary marking the organisation’s 75th anniversary in the UK. Because anonymity is at the heart of AA, the recovering alcoholics have been disguised using deep-fake technology. Yet their stories are still powerful. 

Cheryl came to her first meeting after choosing a bottle of gin over meeting her newborn nephew, while Niam got sober after months drinking alone in one room. The film also charts AA’s history and explores the secrets of its success . 

★★★ HD

Grand Designs: House of the Year, 9 pm, Channel 4

Grand Designs House of the Year

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People suffering from extreme house envy for the last few weeks find some respite tonight as the winner of the annual Royal Institute of British Architects’ House of the Year award is announced. 

But before that happens, Kevin McCloud runs through the contenders – a barn in East Anglia, a London eco-terrace, a hymn to brick in Northern Ireland, a timber-clad Fenland home and a Norwich extension.  

★★★ SM

Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything, 10 pm, Sky Comedy

Rosie and her dad!

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An achingly poignant comedy penned by Two Pints of Lager… creator Susan Nickson and starring Sheridan Smith as party-loving Rosie, who breezes through life ignoring her addictions to booze, pills and whatever else she can get her hands on. 

Even Rosie’s promise to behave herself at her brother’s wedding is quickly broken but, after some short, sharp shocks, she decides it’s time for a change… Look out for Father Ted’s Pauline McLynn and Ardal O’Hanlon as Rosie’s mum and dad. 

 ★★★★ CC

Best box set on TV tonight

Slow Horses, Apple TV

Slow Horses — Gary Oldman plays Jackson Lamb, who heads the intelligence team at MI5.

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With Slow Horses season 2 airing on Apple TV, now is the perfect time to try (or reacquaint yourself) with the first installment so you can catch up with the new episodes.

Season 1 of the celebrated crime drama follows a group of washed-up MI5 agents who have all made excruciating, career-ending mistakes.  They end up in a grotty office block called Slough House, assigned to boring admin tasks instead.

With an all-star cast like Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden and Kristin Scott Thomas, the adaptation of Mick Herron's novel series is well worth a watch.

★★★★ LB

Best film on TV tonight

Troll, Netflix 

A still of the troll in the 2022 movie Troll

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Norweigan monster movie Troll follows an ancient troll that was awakened in a mountain, and how average humans come together to stop it from destroying everything in its path and potentially ruining the capital city of Oslo. The film has been in the works for 20 years and now fans can finally watch it.

With plenty of great special effects, gripping action, and some emotional scenes too, it's a great entry into the monster movie genre and hugely entertaining, with actress Ine Marie Wilmann in the leading role.

★★★★ LB


Live Sport

  • FA Cup: Stockport County v Charlton Athletic, 7:25 pm (k-o 7.45 pm), ITV 4

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight…

Don't miss MasterChef: The Professionals for more mouthwatering dishes and tricky skill tests!

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Happy viewing!

Lucy Buglass
Senior Staff Writer

Lucy joined the team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes, reviews and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story, Stranger Things and Black Mirror but she is also partial to a quiz show or a bit of Say Yes to the Dress