Top TV picks: 30th December

Top TV picks: 30th December

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Jean Valjean (Dominic West), Fantine (Lily Collins) and Javert (David Oyelowo) (Credit: BBC/Lookout Point/Mitch Jenkins)
Jean Valjean (Dominic West), Fantine (Lily Collins) and Javert (David Oyelowo) (Credit: BBC/Lookout Point/Mitch Jenkins)

Find out what happened after budding entrepreneurs left the dragons, and travel to revolutionary France in today's picks.

Dragon’s Den: Pitches to Riches

BBC Two, 8.00pm


Peter Jones and Steph McGovern (Credit: BBC)

Ever wondered what happened to the budding entrepreneurs once they shook hands with their new investors?

Journalist and presenter Steph McGovern finds out when she meets with successful entrepreneurs from Dragons Den from the past three years.

McGovern catches up with knitting brand owner Claire Gelder, who made deals with Dragons Touker Suleyman and Tej Lalvani, and baby cosmetics owner Amy Wordsworth, the only candidate to have nearly fainted on the show.

 

Big Ben: Countdown to New Year

Channel 4, 9.00pm


Dr Anna Keay with clock mechanics Huw Smith and Ian Westworth (Credit: Channel 4)

Anna Keay, director of the Landmark Trust, presents a look behind the scenes at the £61 million restoration project of Big Ben, witnessing the intense labour involved in the project and the gigantic components of the London landmark.

Keay will also pay a visit to Halifax where a 150-year-old foundry is being used to cast new ironwork for the famous tower.

 

Les Misérables

BBC One, 9.00pm

An adaptation of the 1862 novel written by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo, the six-part series is set in 1815, in a France torn apart by war and recovering from defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

In Paris, a young orphaned seamstress Fantine (Lily Collins) endures an encounter that will change her life forever.

Elsewhere, former convict Jean Valjean (Dominic West) attempts to rebuild his life, but how far will guard Javert (David Oyelowo) go to disrupt his plans?

With a star-studded cast, Andrew Davies’s adaptation of Les Misérables is a must watch.

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Find out what happened after budding entrepreneurs left the dragons, and travel to revolutionary France in today's picks.