The Christmas season may be over but there is plenty of great TV to keep you entertained. Here are our top picks for 29 December.
The Trial of Christine Keeler
BBC One, 9pm
The Profumo affair was the scandal that rocked a nation and is still being talked about half a century later.
Amanda Coe’s dramatisation of the affair illustrates how a young girl was ruined by the very powerful, very male British establishment.
Christine Keeler (Sophie Cookson) is a 19-year-old Soho showgirl and aspiring model who begins an affair with the war minister Jack Profumo (Ben Miles), while also sleeping with Soviet naval attaché Yevgeny Ivanov (Visar Vishka).
The resulting fallout of Keeler sleeping with both men led to the downfall of Harold Macmillan’s government and is still one of the most notorious political scandals to date.
Joe Lycett: I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett
Channel 4, 10pm
The soon to be new host of Travel Man, Joe Lycett, showed off his comedic prowess in his 2018 stand-up tour.
The popular show saw Lycett display his natural performative flair, sharing jokes, painting and taking down internet trolls.
The comedian is the host of BBC Two’s The Great British Sewing Bee and also has his own show, Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back.
Top Gear: Nepal Special
BBC Two, 9pm
Top Gear presenter Paddy McGuinness and co-presenters Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris travel to Nepal for one of their toughest road trips yet.
The challenge will take them from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, to the forbidden city of Lo Manthang on the far side of the Himalayas.
To make things even more challenging they will be driving in a very small Peugeot, an even smaller Renault and a car built locally in Nepal.
The Repair Shop At Christmas
BBC One, 7pm
The Repair Shop has earned a legion of fans for its positive and heart-warming quality, following owners as they bring in precious, sentimental heirlooms that need some TLC.
In each episode, expert craftspeople use their talents to restore items to their former glory, from a homemade telescope to an old sausage making machine.
Instead of succumbing to throwaway culture, the show celebrates making use of what you already have.