The TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight this evening's top television shows...
What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Thursday 19th October…
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, 8.30pm, ITV
Mr O’Grady just can’t stop himself, can he? The incurable dog addict returns to Battersea with more tear-jerking tales – or should that be tails?! – of plucky pooches in need of homes, and he’s already losing his heart to every single one of them. First up is super-cute Yorkie Wilma. She’s rather whiffy but that doesn’t put off Paul, who gives her a lovely shampoo to cure her flea infestation. Paul’s also busy drumming an exercise regime into tubby Sharpei cross Max, and he has his work cut out resisting Dalmatian cross Fern’s 11 beautiful pups. Once more, the ever-genial host’s incredible bond with his new furry friends shines through in this treat of a show Rating: *****
Bad Habits, Holy Orders,10.00pm,C5
Five self-proclaimed party girls give up booze, boys and social media in favour of a more humble lifestyle in this entertaining four-part documentary. Paige, Gabbi, Tyla, Sarah and Rebecca – aged 19 to 23 – take up residence at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Norfolk, where a sisterhood of devout Catholic nuns attempts to teach their new recruits a different moral code. But with alcohol, smoking and mobile phones banned – plus morning prayer, chores and church all part of the daily routine – how long before their rebellious young flock breaks the rules? A surprisingly sweet and uplifting watch as the girls and nuns form unique and lasting friendships. Rating: ****
The Ganges with Sue Perkins, 9.00pm, BBC1 (ex Scot) (BBC2, Wales)
We expected this to be a cheery travelogue with Sue cracking jokes as she worked her way along the Ganges from source to sea. But this is something more, because Sue has had a really horrible year. She lost her dad six months ago and feels like she needs to make a pilgrimage, like millions have done before her, along the banks of this sacred river. She wants a place where she can feel sad and let her grief bubble to the surface, be exposed and washed away. But while this is an emotional watch, it is also fun, mainly because Sue is so great with the people she meets on the way. Rating: ****
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