Top TV Picks: 22nd December

Top TV Picks: 22nd December

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Alan Davies, Josh Widdicombe, Sandi Toksvig, Matt Lucas & Susan Calman (Credit: BBC/Talkback/Brian Ritchie)

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


Anna Del Conte, Nigella Lawson. (Credit: BBC/Keo Films Ltd/James Nutt)

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


Sumatran orangutans. (Credit: Channel 4 Television)

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

E4, 9pm

Troy Channel 4
Troy up high. (Credit: Channel 4 Television)

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?

ITV2, 9pm


Joey Essex at Christmas. (Credit: ITV).

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.


QI

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.

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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.