'Who Do You Think You Are?', 'The Tower' and 'Bake Off': The 5 best things on TV, Tuesday 9 November

·TV Reporter
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Tuesday evening's TV highlights. (BBC/ITV/Channel 4)
Tuesday evening's TV highlights. (BBC/ITV/Channel 4)

Pixie Lott is on the family tree trail tonight in BBC One's latest episode of celebrity genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?.

The Bake Off contestants are bidding for a semi-final place on Channel 4 by taking on free from challenges in the tent as the group whittles down further.

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It's another strong evening for drama as ITV's The Tower continues with its second episode, and the latest instalment of American Crime Story airs on BBC Two.

Finally, we're catching up with the Owen family again for another update from Our Yorkshire Farm on Channel 5.

The best things to watch on TV tonight, Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Who Do You Think You Are? - BBC One - 9pm

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Pixie Lott learns more about her ancestry. (Wall to Wall Media Ltd/Stephen Perry)

The family history documentary continues with popstar Pixie Lott who's investigating claims that her ancestors were from Verona.

She finds out pretty quickly that the Italian connection is fiction, but there are plenty of fascinating links including a number of professional musicians before her.

The Great British Bake Off - Channel 4 - 8pm

Ep8.  Noel, Prue and Paul.
Tonight's episode features free from recipes. (Channel 4)

We're headed towards the semi-final next week, so tonight's episode is particularly important as the trophy is in sight for the 2021 bakers.

Tonight, they'll be taking on a range of free from challenges - so it's obviously a massive shame that vegan baker Freya was knocked out a couple of weeks back, as she would have been in her element.

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Still, the rest of the contestants aren't about to let a few banned ingredients hold them back from creating spectacular bakes.

The Tower - ITV - 9pm

The investigation into the tower block fall continues. (Mammoth Screen/ITV)
The investigation into the tower block fall continues. (Mammoth Screen/ITV)

The crime drama adapted from Kate London's novel Post Mortem gathers pace as Gemma Whelan's detective delves further into the fall from the tower block.

As she makes a series of discoveries about events that led up to the shocking incident at the tower and Lizzie's disappearance, the plot thickens.

American Crime Story - BBC Two - 9.15pm

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The story of Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton's affair continues. (Tina Thorpe/FX)

In this episode of the events that led up to Bill Clinton's impeachment, Monica Lewinsky is starting to feel isolated and Linda Tripp pushes her to ask Clinton for a new job.

Tripp also begins to tape her nightly phonecalls to Lewinsky in preparation for her planned book, but has an attack of conscience as Lewinsky starts to reveal traumas from her past.

Our Yorkshire Farm - Channel 5 - 9pm

Our Yorkshire Farm (Renegade Pictures)
Hay baling season has arrived at Ravenseat Farm. (Renegade Pictures)

Although the nights are now drawing in, at Ravenseat Farm it's the summer holidays - which means plenty of hard work for the Owen clan.

They take on the mammoth tasks of sheep shearing and hay baling, finding time to enjoy an open air swim on their land, too.

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