Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Wednesday 4th October including Doc Martin

Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Wednesday 4th October including Doc Martin

Doc Martin, 9.00pm, ITV

Doc Martin 2017

Who would want to be Al (Joe Absolom)? The poor guy can never seem to catch a break, and even when life is looking rosy he’s always being torpedoed by his dad. Tonight, landlord Ken has decided it’s time to close the pub, but Morwenna reckons Al should step in and take over. But with Ruth refusing to act as guarantor it’s quite a tall order… Elsewhere, Louisa is forced to take a group of Year Six children on a sailing trip, despite the fact she hates boats and has no idea how to sail. Later on there’s a shock in store for Mrs Tishell, Bert receives a surprising job offer and Martin gets in trouble with James Henry’s nursery… we can’t see the doc losing any sleep over that, though! Rating: ****

The Apprentice, 9.00pm,BBC1

The Apprentice 2017 Sugar

Hurrah! Time to settle in for another 12 weeks of boardroom backstabbing and bickering. It wouldn’t be the same without a food-based task to start, and this year’s is a corker as the 18 moguls-in-waiting have to get up before dawn to make and sell their own burger range. When one team aims for a ‘luxury’ product and the other a ‘healthy’ one, the Trade Descriptions Act might well be contravened! With the usual dubious ingredients, poor time-management and squabbles over selling locations, there are stumbling blocks aplenty, but who will be Lord Sugar’s burger kings or queens and who will end up wanting to turn veggie after becoming the first evictee?! You’re Fired follows (10.00pm, BBC2), hosted by Rhod Gilbert. Rating: *****

Who Do You Think You Are?, 8.00pm, BBC1

Who Do You Think You Are? Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax was born and raised in America, but came to the UK to escape her warring parents – volatile dad Edmund and ‘hysterical’ mum Berta. The Jewish couple fled Vienna after the Nazi invasion in 1939, but Ruby knows little about their life before they moved to the States. But a few years ago, Ruby found a suitcase filled with photos and letters, the starting point to learning more about her parents. As she looks into her family’s past, all roads lead to the Holocaust so it’s not an easy watch. As Ruby says: “If I wasn’t on medication, this would have flipped me out.” Rating: ****