See magician Troy try out his magic tricks on a highwire, indulge in some lovely Italian recipes with Nigella Lawson and watch a festive edition of quiz show QI.
The Cook Who Changed Our Lives
BBC Two, 6.30pm
Presented by Nigella Lawson, this documentary is about 91-year-old Italian cook Anna Del Conte, influential in raising England's awareness of Italian cuisine.
Expect a combination of Italian recipes, archive footage of Del Conte and other culinary stars paying tribute to the food writer.
The Secret Life of the Zoo at Christmas
Channel 4, 8pm
Christmas is approaching and the keepers at Chester zoo are keeping up festivities. Stockings filled with treats are hung up for the Sumatran orangutan family, but little eight-year-old Indah decides she wants to open them all.
Troy: The Highwire
Magician Troy takes up the crazy challenge of performing an illusion in mid-air. On a tightrope. With no prior experience.
Will he be able to pull it off?
Educating Joey Essex: What Are You Sleighing?
Joey Essex is on a mission; he heads to Lapland to meet Santa, understands the true Christmas story and features in his primary school's Nativity play.
See Essex get put through his paces discovering the true meaning of Christmas.
BBC Two, 10pm
Sandi Toksvig (who also presented our RTS Craft & Design Awards) is joined by Susan Calman, Matt Lucas, Alan Davies and Josh Widdicombe for a Christmas edition of the much-loved quiz show.