What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Thursday 3rd May

TV Times top picks for tonight

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Thursday 3rd May

Prince Harry’s Story: Four Royal Weddings, 9pm, ITV

Prince Harry has had some tough times, especially coping with the death of his mother. This documentary looks at that tragic event, and other pivotal moments in his life, bookmarked by various family royal weddings, to show how the 12-year-old boy became a grief-stricken teenager, then a soldier, humanitarian and husband-to-be. Those who’ve known Harry during the different stages of his life share their memories. Rating: ****

Britain’s Best Home Cook, 8pm, BBC1

If the dizzying array of ingredients on MasterChef leaves you bawling into your beans on toast, then this new show, hosted by Strictly’s Claudia Winkleman, is the cooking contest for you. Mary Berry returns to our screens as a TV judge, tasting the offerings of 10 ordinary home cooks as they compete to make the best homemade classics, from pasta to burgers! But that doesn’t make the competition any less nail-biting, particularly as all the contestants must live together, Apprentice-style, under the same roof for the duration of the show – which, even in this week’s first episode, makes for a very emotional elimination round. Rating: ****

For the Love of Dogs: India, 8.30pm, ITV

As Paul O’Grady continues to get chummy with canines in Delhi, he hits the streets to meet two people caring for the city’s pooch population. The comedian is amazed that twice a day, every day, IT worker Nadir and his wife Pia cook for and feed street dogs – and they also have dozens of waifs and strays at their home, too. Back at Friendicoes rescue centre, the presenter comes across Toto, a poorly pup looking for his very own Dorothy. Fortunately, the stray, who has a skin infection, finds her in the form of volunteer Natalie, who comes from Blackpool. The pair have become inseparable, so much so that the young Brit is taking her new best friend home with her when she returns to the UK. Awww. Rating: ****

More previews tomorrow.

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