WHAT’S HOT TO WATCH TODAY
DESSERT comes first on the menu tonight in BRITAIN’S BEST HOME COOK (8pm, BBC1), when the contestants’ first task is to put their spin on a pudding. The Black Forest Gateau served up by one cook looks delicious and should stand them in good stead to avoid the cook-off.
The next challenge is to invent a sweet or savoury dish using aubergine or tofu, although nobody would thank you for serving aubergine for pudding. Those who don’t make the grade have one last chance to impress the judges with their take on a classic oriental dish. THERE’S more foodie action on MILLION POUND MENU
(9pm, BBC2), in which Fred Sirieix helps a pasta proprietor and a seller of chophouse classics pitch their business ideas to investors. THE futuristic drama HUMANS (9pm, Channel
4) continues with more clashes between real people and the robots they invented.
Human champion of the socalled “synths” Laura Hawkins, asks Dr Neil Sommer for his help in sussing out what top secret Operation Basswood is all about, but his response surprises her. And computer genius Mattie and Leo grow closer as he struggles to accept that he’s really a human. FRED SIRIEIX is one busy guy, making his second TV appearance of the night, here on FIRST DATES (10pm, Channel 4), where more lovelorn candidates pin their hopes for lasting love on a blind date. It’s filmed with a light touch, making it fun to hang out with the singletons as they experience first impressions and negotiate awkward conversations.
Tonight, hairdressers Matt and Adele are paired up, and Leora hopes that Ben will be much nicer than the cocky types she usually dates.
BRITAIN’S BEST HOME COOK: 8pm, BBC1