Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Must-See Shows

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Must-See Shows

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THE X FACTOR: LIVE FINAL Tonight, ITV, 7.05pm ONCE upon a time, the winner of The X Factor was almost guaranteed a Christmas No.1 single. Those days are now gone, but that's not to say there isn't a lot riding on this weekend's final of the singing contest - the victor is still assured a pretty lucrative recording contract.

After weeks of lively auditions, gruelling boot camps, six-chair challenges and tense on-stage showdowns, the winner will be announced tomorrow. But before that, the three remaining wannabes must battle it out to make it to the final showdown.

Blue Planet II Tomorrow, BBC1, 8pm AT the coast, two worlds collide, as creatures from the land live alongside those of the sea. There is footage of 60kg tuna that is far too fast for a sea lion to catch.

However, when a group of the predators work as a team, they are able to herd the fish and trap them in the shallows.

Meanwhile, after a 60-mile flight, a puffin returns with one precious beak-full of food. But now, the birds must undergo dramatic aerial duels with skuas to deliver a meal to their pufflings.

THE REAL MARIGOLD ON TOUR Monday, BBC1, regions vary THE familiar faces are back, but this time they're not heading for India - instead, they're hitting the road for a variety of geriatric adventures.

Each destination will be visited by a different group, but they all have two things in common - to learn how countries across the globe treat their pensioners, and to find out if they could live there themselves.

It's a four-part run that begins when Miriam Margolyes, Wayne Sleep, Bobby George and Rosemary Shrager travel to Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan Province, home to more than 14 million people.

HOLBY CITY Tuesday, BBC1, regions vary OVER the years Paul McGann has courted controversy in The Monocled Mutineer; had the keys to the Tardis for too brief a spell, and inspired many drinking games in Withnail and I. His latest role sees him play Professor John Gaskell, a surgical star with irrepressible charm. The team is pushed to their limits, so it'll be intriguing to see how he fits into Holby's working dynamic. …

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