Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Must-See Shows

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Must-See Shows

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CHILD GENIUS: THE FINAL TONIGHT, CHANNEL 4, 7PM RICHARD OSMAN hosts the final of the quiz for gifted youngsters. From the hundreds who applied to take part, only five have made it to this last stage.

First, each of them will be tested with degree-level questions on their chosen specialist subjects, which are epidemiology, eukaryotic cell biology, cryptoanalysis, the periodic table, and the physics of black holes. The two highest scoring children will then go on to a quickfire round to determine who will be taking home this year's Child Genius trophy.

Baptiste TOMORROW, BBC1, 9PM HOW scary was last week's cliffhanger which saw the killer 'gas man' call at the home of Baptiste's wife to 'read' the meter? This is the same guy who in episode one suffocated an old man with a plastic bag after posing as a company gas man, prompting some viewers on Twitter to say: "Thank goodness we have a smart meter" as these don't need strangers calling to your home to read them.

In this episode we find out what happens to Mrs Baptiste and the detective finally discovers the truth when Edward confesses the exact nature of his involvement in the case.

THIS TIME WITH ALAN PARTRIDGE MONDAY, BBC1, 9.30PM THE veteran radio and TV presenter and the team host a special show dedicated to thS e memory of a much-cherished broadcaster. With viewers in shock, it falls to Alan to handle this delicate situation as only he can. But one man's loss is another's opportunity.

Comedy written by Rob and Neil Gibbons and star Steve Coogan, with Susannah Fielding as co-host Jennie Gresham.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for STAND UP TO CANCER TUESDAY, CHANNEL 4, 8PM THE first episode sees actor John Lithgow, comedian Jon Richardson, Paralympian Hannah Cockroft and funny man Russell Brand take on three challenges. They have to make brownies, tackle a handful of a technical challenge, and also create a 3-D biscuit. …

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