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TV Tonight: our highlights for Tuesday, September 21


On TV tonight, the totally delicious Great British Bake Off begins on C4, while crime drama Annika starring the brilliant Nicola Walker concludes on Alibi and Ben Fogle is in the Scottish Hebrides in New Lives in the Wild on Channel 5. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand selected recommendations for what’s on TV Tonight include three TV shows, a film, live sport and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set
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What’s on TV tonight

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight… 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

The Great British Bake Off, 8pm, C4

TV tonight Host Matt Lucas with judges Prue and Paul.

Host Matt Lucas with judges Prue and Paul. (Image credit: C4)

Stand by your ovens, it’s back to the tent for our favourite baking extravaganza. With 12 nervous bakers stepping up for the traditional Cake Week opener, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will be looking for perfect crumb structure in mini rolls for the signature challenge and a teatime favourite for the technical. Then, for the showstopper, they want cakes that defy the laws of physics! It’s week one guys, what are you going to have the bakers doing by week six, flying to the moon in a rocket made out of Italian meringue?! 


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