TV Tonight: Three Go Wild at Alton Towers | Television


One night at Alton Towers

9 p.m., Canal 4

“The worst thing about theme parks is other people,” says Alex Brooker, rightly so. So imagine what it would be like to have the ride of one, at night, with access to the free rides and the pick’n’mix? It’s a lot of fun for Brooker and his companions Josh Widdicombe and Roisin Conaty, though sometimes it’s hard not to wonder what it costs viewers. However, by the end of it – tired, sugar-hungry and, essentially, adult babies – the trio’s hysteria became both endearing and fun. Phil harrison

The niche at Christmas

8 p.m., Canal 4

This dog-pairing show is almost excruciatingly adorable already – but the party version shamelessly takes cuteness to new levels. Michael the lurcher has never really had a long-term home before, so how will he be able to deal with two very horny kids? PH

MasterChef: The Professionals – The Final

9 p.m., BBC One

The most demanding iteration of the cooking competition comes to a head. There are three chefs left – and only a perfect three-course meal stands between them and glory. Tonight’s stressful cooking times will be interspersed with some personal details about the trio, before their food is presented. PH

Surgeons: on the brink of life

9 p.m., BBC Two

Motorcycle accident leaves chef in critical condition: Can Cambridge’s Addenbrooke Hospital major trauma team stabilize the patient and save an arm? The latest episode in the current series also features a race against time to relieve a brain hemorrhage. Graeme Vertu

Festive spirit… Alan Carr animates There’s Something About Christmas Movies. Photograph: Andrea Southam / Sky UK Ltd

There is something about the Christmas movies

8 p.m. Sky Max

And so the festive argument rages on again. Is Die Hard really a Christmas movie? There’s no questioning the others, of course – everything from Miracle on 34th Street to It’s a Wonderful Life – and here quiz host Alan Carr invites team captains Michael Sheen and Jennifer Saunders to them. player. Ali catterall

I literally just told you

10 p.m., Canal 4

Not just a game show, but also an excuse for host Jimmy Carr to smirk the slogan, “I literally just told you.” A team of live quiz writers turn facts mentioned during filming into questions contestants must remember later, with £ 25,000 available to those who pass. Alexi Duggins

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