What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Wednesday 6th June

Michelle Keegan Who Do You Think You Are?
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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 Wednesday 6th June

Who Do You Think You Are?, 9pm (times vary), BBC1

Michelle Keegan has played some strong women in her time so she’s thrilled to find several more in her family tree in this special edition of the popular show, which marks the centenary of women getting the vote. The actress is delighted to discover that her great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Kirwan was a suffragette and that Emmeline Pankhurst was the registrar on the birth certificate of Elizabeth’s daughter. Michelle also uncovers her roots in Gibraltar and how her great-grandmother Leonor and children were evacuated from there to London during World War Two. There’s also a trip to Genoa on the cards when she uncovers her Italian heritage. A fascinating watch. Rating: ****

The Truth About Carbs, 8pm, BBC1

Dr Xand van Tulleken loves carbs – so much so that he once weighed 19 stone. He’s not alone, as carbohydrates in some form are at the heart of the British diet. And with record levels of obesity – 63 per cent of UK adults are considered obese – and Type 2 diabetes on the rise, it seems that carbs really are the enemy they are purported to be. Dr Xand wants to find out if we can enjoy a guilt-free bowl of pasta or slice of white bread – and some of his findings are astonishing. Who knew that there’s a ‘super carb’ out there that could keep bowel cancer at bay? You’ll never look at a jacket potato in the same way again… Rating: ***

Ugly Me, BBC3 Online

Most of us occasionally lack confidence about our appearance, but 29-year-old Liane suffers from the crippling condition body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), which leaves her believing she’s horrifically ugly. For her, it’s so bad that she wishes she could scratch her face off and has even set light to her hair out of frustration. This moving documentary follows Liane as she undergoes therapy to help her conquer her demons and save her relationship with her long-suffering boyfriend, Mitch. It’s a heartbreaking story of an ordinary woman trapped by an extraordinary feeling of worthlessness that leaves you rooting for her to recover. Rating: *****

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David Hollingsworth

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