Here’s your guide to what’s on television on Tuesday 5 April, from a documentary about a controversial ‘cure’ for dwarfism, the series finale of Nicole Lecky’s Mood, and supernatural comedy Wellington Paranormal.
I’ve highlighted a top pick for the evening, as well as suggested a series to check out on iPlayer if nothing on normal television catches your eye tonight.
BBC Three @ 9pm
Series finale. Nicole Lecky adapts her stage-play Superhoe into this drama about an aspiring musician who steps into sex work in the face of homelessness – it’s also a musical with two original songs per episode. Catch up now if you’ve not seen it yet.
Best of the Rest
The Great Celebrity Bake-Off for Stand Up 2 Cancer
Channel 4 @ 8pm
Matt Lucas dons an apron and steps up to tackle three challenges set by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, leaving Noel Fielding to present on his own. His fellow celebrities are DJ Annie Mac, comedian Ed Gamble and rapper Elliot Gleave, aka Example.
Ellie Simmonds: A World Without Dwarfism?
BBC One @ 9pm
Paralympian and five-time gold medal winner Ellie Simmonds investigates a controversial new drug that some people suggest could bring an end to dwarfism.
ITV @ 9pm
ITV’s equivalent to BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are. In this episode, Chaser quizmasters Ann Hegarty and Shaun Wallace help one another to investigate their heritage – Wallace manages to trace his back to 1700s Cuba, and she might have a royal link.
Wellington Paranormal Season 4
Sky Comedy @ 10pm
The series sees two police officers (who featured briefly in the 2014 film version of What We Do In The Shadows) investigating different supernatural incidents around New Zealand – think something a little like a comic take on The X Files.
One to Avoid
Banned: The Mary Whitehouse Story
BBC Two @ 9pm
This revisionist documentary tries to redeem the reputation of socially conservative campaigner Mary Whitehouse, asking if she had a point. She did not.
What We Do in the Shadows
The great thing about What We Do in the Shadows is the specific rhythms of its dialogue: the comic timing, the line delivery, the way a particular insult or exclamation is phrased. All three seasons – currently available on BBC iPlayer – are a great showcase for Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén and Mark Prosch.