At this time’s TV: Secrets and techniques of the Museum and Cooking with the Stars


AFTER weeks of grueling (and delicious-looking) contests, Liam Charles and Tom Allen raise the curtain on the grand finale as the last three standing teams face two epic challenges from diabolical judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Find. They have to put all their patisserie passion, their skills and their precision into the first marathon task: to make hats suitable for Tinseltown, made entirely of chocolate, in addition to 24 pralines and 24 confections. Then they face the final seven-hour challenge in which they have to create a banquet for 60 people.

Secrets of the Museum (BBC2, 8 p.m.)

There’s plenty to do on this behind-the-scenes visit to the museum as the V & A’s Museum of Childhood prepares for a renovation and 30,000 toys and games need to be packed away. There’s tension, too, as 140-year-old, 10-meter-long paintings will become the longest works of art ever in the museum. In the meantime, jewelry curator Clare would like to add the Vulcan ring by British designer Emefa Cole and the peony brooch by Taiwanese designer Cindy Chao to the V&A collection.

Cooking with the stars (STV, 9 p.m.)

AFTER last week’s pasta extravaganza when Griff Rhys Jones, Catherine Tyldesley, Denise Van Outen and AJ Odudu tried to create the perfect Italian dish, Emma Willis and Tom Allen are back with the third part of this competitive cooking show. As usual, the remaining celebrities are paired with professional chefs who take them from passionate amateur to restaurant level. But which of the stars will be able to endure the heat of the Indian week?

Holby City (BBC1, 9:20 p.m.)

DAVOOD Ghadami joins the cast of this long-running medical drama as Darwin’s clinical lead, Eli Ebrahimi. He arrives in Holby at the same time as AAU nurse Madge Britton and it doesn’t take long for them to ruffle the feathers. Among them is Ange, who wants to prove she is running a tight AAU ship despite having some personal news. Meanwhile, Dom pulls out all the stops to find ways to treat Carole, but what she really wants is him to be her son, not her doctor.